The 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, June 13, 2021
The 11th Sunday in Ordinary Time
The reign of God is like a mustard seed.
After Lent, the Easter season, and three Sundays of feast days—Pentecost, Most Holy Trinity, and Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ—the Church returns to Ordinary Time. This Sunday’s Gospel from Mark carries a significant message regarding faith and the Kingdom of God. This Sunday’s Gospel Reading, Mark 4:26–34, consists of two parables that Jesus used to help us discern the mystery of the Kingdom of God. The beginning of the kingdom is compared to a tiny seed that over time matures and ripens. Many of the things we do within the family seem insignificant. They are part of our daily activity and attract little attention. Yet they show our love and concern for one another. According to the Gospel, it’s these small things that yield big results, acting as significant contributions to the growth of God’s kingdom on earth. The growth of the seed illustrates the nature and the results of a strong faith.
Act of Spiritual Communion
Sunday Connection from Loyola Press
The Messenger: June 18, 2021 (published bi-weekly during the summer)
St. Henry Catholic School
This Week in Our Parish
Wednesday, 7:30 AM: Rosary for all Families
Wednesday, 6:00 PM: VIRTUS Training Session at St. Henry; contact Laura Ryan for registration information
Church Cleaning Volunteers Needed: A great way share your time and talent is to help clean Church once a month! Volunteers are needed on the second Saturday of the month after the 8:00 AM Mass to help with minimal cleaning beginning July 10. This is a perfect for families or eighth grade/high school students needing service hours. Questions? Call the parish office, 859-727-2035.
Wednesday Morning Rosary: At the beginning of the school year last August, we began praying the rosary on Wednesday at 7:30 AM before the 8:00 AM Mass. The intention was for an end to the coronavirus pandemic and for the health and safety of our school and parish. As we come to the light at the end of the long pandemic tunnel, we will continue to pray the rosary on Wednesday mornings at 7:30 AM, but our intention will now be for all families. On March 19, 2021, the 5th anniversary of the publication of the apostolic exhortation, Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis launched the year "Amoris Laetitia Family." At the announcement, Pope Francis said, "May the Virgin Mary grant that families throughout the world be increasingly fascinated by the evangelical ideal of the Holy Family, so as to become a leaven of [a] new humanity and of a genuine and universal solidarity.” The year will conclude on June 26, 2022, during the Meeting of Families in Rome with the Holy Father.
If you have any questions or would like to volunteer to lead the rosary on Wednesday mornings, please contact Laura Ryan, email@example.com or 859-727-2035. Let us pray for our families, that all parents will recognize their primary role as their children's first teachers of the faith and that parents and children will grow together in their love for God and one another. Visit online to learn more on the Amoris Laetitia at vaticannews.va.
Florence Y’Alls Tickets Available:
The Serra Club for Vocations, Northern Kentucky, is selling ticket vouchers to the Florence Y’alls baseball game on Thursday, June 17, at UC Health Stadium. Honorary first pitchers for the June 17 games include Rev. Joseph Rielage, parochial vicar of St. Pius X Parish, and Deacon Barry Henry, a Serra Club member currently assigned to St. Catherine of Siena Parish. Ticket vouchers are $10 and can be purchased through the Diocesan Stewardship Office. To purchase your ticket vouchers in support of the Serra Club, please call Mike Murray, 859-630-4228 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for your support!