29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday, October 17, 2021
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mark 10:35-45 (shorter form Mark 10:42-45)
Jesus teaches that those who wish to be great must be the servant of all.
In today’s Gospel, James and John ask to be given seats of honor when Jesus enters into his glory. Once again, the disciples seem to be selective in what they hear Jesus say. They want to share Jesus’ glory, but do not appear to understand that his glory will be preceded by his suffering. Jesus notes their lack of understanding and predicts the suffering they will endure for the sake of the Gospel. Jesus says that the honor they seek is not his to give. When the other ten hear what James and John have asked, Mark reports that they are indignant. Jesus takes the opportunity to teach them.
Jesus explains the importance of service and sacrifice in the life of a disciple. In particular, he seems to be preparing the Twelve for their leadership roles in the emerging Christian community.
Sunday Connection from Loyola Press
The Messenger, October 8, 2021: The Installation of Bishop John C. Iffert Edition
The Messenger: October 15, 2021
St. Henry Catholic School
Monday, October 18
St. Henry Catholic School closed; teacher in-service
6:45-8:00 PM CCD Classes
Tuesday, October 19
4:00-8:00 PM Dine to Donate: Culver’s/Florence
Wednesday, October 20
6:00 AM That Man Is You!
7:30 PM Catholic Order of Foresters
Thursday, October 21
5:00-10:00 PM Bingo
To volunteer, text/call Ryan Bihl, 859-760-3325
Saturday/Sunday, October 23/24
8:00 AM Saturday-2:00 PM Sunday
Christ Renews His Parish women’s retreat; please keep our ladies in your prayers this weekend.
Commemoration of the Faithful Departed
The annual Mass honoring the faithful departed of our parish will be held on Tuesday, November 2. Letters have been mailed to families who lost a family member between October 2020 and early October 2021; if you did not receive a letter, please reach out to the parish office. All are invited to this Mass in honor of our loved ones.
Annual Wedding Vespers
Traditionally, the Diocese of Covington holds the annual wedding anniversary celebration at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in September. Unfortunately, due to concerns surrounding the spread of the coronavirus and since the celebration fills the Cathedral Basilica, the celebration was canceled. The congratulatory certificate and a letter from the bishop is available in the back of church for the couples from our parish listed in this week's bulletin. To all our married couples, we thank you for continuing to proclaim the beauty, goodness, and truth of the Sacrament of Marriage you share and the vows you made on your wedding day.
From Fr. Bach: It gives me great joy to share with you that our parish now has a subscription to FORMED, a premier online platform filled with over 4,000 Catholic studies, movies, audio dramas, talks, e-books, and even cartoons for our children. FORMED has content from over sixty apostolates, including Augustine Institute, Ignatius Press, and the Knights of Columbus, with material that is professionally produced, engaging, and solid in its catechism. Best of all, this material is free to you. To access the content, please visit signup.formed.org and enter our parish zip code to join!
St. Joseph: Our Spiritual Father, a documentary produced by the Knights of Columbus, will air on WCPO/Channel 9 on Sunday, October 17, at 2:00 PM. While the Gospel has not preserved any of his words, his actions have resounded through the ages. Joseph of Nazareth stands out as the model par excellence of Christian virtue, a brilliant example of obedience to God and trust in Divine Providence. His role as protector of families in the difficulties of life and Patron of the universal Church has never been more clearly needed. Now, in this Year of St. Joseph, the Church is seeking to deepen its understanding of the Guardian of Jesus and of the Holy Family. A trailer and more information can be found at kofc.org/stjoseph.
St. Henry Catholic School News
Holiday Plant Sale
We loved our Mumkins, now it's time to order beautiful arrangements for the holidays! The sale begins on 10/11/2021 and ends at 11:59 PM on 10/25/2021. Delivery day is scheduled for TBD between November 19-December 8. You will be given an email reminder of pick up three days before delivery. Click to place your order today!