60 Days to 60 Years
Numbers have meaning, especially in scripture.
It doesn’t take long to see that certain numbers appear throughout both the Old and New Testaments. For instance, there are the 12 tribes of Israel and the Twelve Apostles. God rested on the seventh day of creation in Genesis, and the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are given in 1 Corinthians 12.
However, in many ancient cultures, including Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, numbers were not used as precisely as we do today. These numbers in scripture are sometimes meant symbolically, not literally. A symbolic number expresses an idea beyond the “number” and overflowing in its meaning.
What about the number 60?
In the bible the number 60 means support, complete, sabbath, or rest. It speaks of protection and connection. The sabbath was like that…people would connect and be protected when together.
There seems to be a reoccurring idea that 60 also represents changing from one season to another season and that there is a transition period, like the sabbath day, and like a completed circle.
You may notice the number 60 prevalent around Resurrection these days. That's because on September 13, 1963, Resurrection Catholic Parish was officially founded. Resurrection's countdown to our 60th Anniversary officially begins on July 16.
Let us take this 60th Anniversary as an opportunity to transition into a new era. An era of growing support for all God's people. An era of deeper connections with each other and with God. An era of resting in the protection given to us by God.
Join us for Mass this weekend in person at 4:00 PM on Saturday, 8:30 or 10:30 AM on Sunday, on www.gbres.org/live, our YouTube channel, and our Facebook page.
READINGS FOR THIS WEEKEND’S MASSES
VIRTUALLY SUNDAY REFLECTION
Throughout our lives, we plant many types of seeds, never knowing which will take root and flourish and which will fail to sprout or wither away. But we plant those seeds regardless because of the possibility of a great harvest. We are called to scatter the seeds of God's love everywhere. Even if the love we plant doesn't reach maturity, it is better to try to sow those seeds than to withhold the opportunity altogether. Join Steve as he reflects on this weekend's gospel.
This Weekend's Bulletin
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Welcome to Our Newest Member of Faith
Recent Loss in our Parish Family
Katie and Tony welcome the masterminds behind the outreach organization Whatsoever You Do: repeat guest Steve Meyer and Tony himself. Listen to the mission and the stories that make up this local organization working to reach those on the margins of society and beyond.
Ruby and Res
Ruby is so excited to join the fanfare to kick off the countdown to Resurrection's 60th anniversary. She just doesn't know which noisemaker to chew on first.