23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, September 5, 2021
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jesus restores a man’s hearing and speech.
Today we continue to hear the Gospel of Mark proclaimed. In today’s reading, Jesus heals a man who was deaf and had a speech impediment. This is a story about Jesus’ healing power, and in it we find clues about our understanding of sacrament. We are struck by the physical means used to heal the man, the use of spittle and touch. The Church continues to celebrate the sacraments using physical means. In the Sacrament of Baptism, water and oil are used to show the power of the Holy Spirit. In the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, we are anointed with holy oil on the forehead and the hands. In the Eucharist, bread and wine become the Body and Blood of Christ. We are a sacramental people who believe that God’s grace is given to us through these physical signs.
Sunday Connection from Loyola Press
The Messenger: September 3
St. Henry Catholic School
There are many opportunities to volunteer in our parish. If you have questions about any of the activities, call the parish office, 859-727-2035, or email the contact listed. Any volunteer that works with the children of our parish or school must be VIRTUS trained and up-to-date on their bulletins. Thank you for sharing your time and talent with our parish!
The parish office and school will be closed on Monday, September 6, for Labor Day. CCD classes are also cancelled.
Monday, September 6
NO CCD Class Happy Labor Day! firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, September 7
All Day Dine to Donate: Erlanger Skyline
Wednesday, September 8
6:00 AM That Man Is You! email@example.com
7:30 AM Rosary for the Family/Church
10:00 AM Rosary Making/Wehage Hall
7:00 PM SVDP Meeting firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, September 9
5:00-10:00 PM Bingo; volunteers needed! email@example.com
Friday, September 10
7:00-9:00 PM Middle School Youth Group firstname.lastname@example.org
All Masses, September 11/12
Ora et Labora Kick-Off
Bishop-Elect John C. Iffert
In your kindness, please pray daily for Bishop-elect John C. Iffert, that he will fulfill his mandate to teach, sanctify, and govern the Diocese of Covington after the example of Jesus the Good Shepherd and with a heart modeled after the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Bishop-elect Iffert will be consecrated a bishop and installed as the 11th Bishop of Covington on Thursday, September 30, 2021, at the Cathedral Basilica. Attendance will be by ticket only, but you are encouraged to watch via live-stream at https://covcathedral.com/.
That Man Is You! Starts Wednesday!
Our TMIY group meets every Wednesday morning starting September 8, from 6:00-7:15 AM for thirteen weeks. All men of the parish (or from surrounding parishes) are invited to join with the group at any time. The format of the meetings is some general thoughts followed by a 30-minute video. We then break into small groups to discuss the video. We welcome anyone to come and see what we are about. For details, contact Deacon Mike Lyman, email@example.com or call 859-806-4440.
Ladies: Save the Date!
Our next Christ Renews His Parish retreat will be held on October 23/24. CRHP is a free spiritual retreat is the perfect time away from the busyness of every day life and a time to focus on you and your faith! For more details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text Katie Sieg, 502-418-2340, or Diane Thoman, 859-663-0255.
St. Henry Catholic School News
It's MUMKIN time! Have you ordered yours yet? This year, St. Henry Catholic School is selling Mumkins -- a beautiful mum that's ready for Halloween!
Order deadline is September 9 at 11:59 PM; Mumkin pick up will be Thursday, September 23, at St. Henry Catholic School. Questions? Call the school office, 859-727-2035. Thank you for supporting your Crusaders!