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Church of the Home for Saturday, July 23

Luke's Our Father

This weekend's Gospel will include words that your Church of the Home is very familiar with but you may notice it's a tad different. The Gospel according to Luke includes a shorter version of the "Our Father".

Luke's version is only 28 words but is a complete summary of Jesus' teaching on prayer. We must listen deeply to the words to understand what Jesus is trying to convey. At the heart of this prayer, and all prayers, is relationship. Jesus tells us to call God "Father" because we are to have a close relationship with him. We are to talk to him about anything or ask him for anything.

It is simple to mindlessly recite any version of the Our Father because it is so ingrained in our daily faith life. But this weekend is a perfect opportunity to reflect on this prayer and to dive deeper into how Jesus wants us to pray.

How can your Church of the Home live Luke's version of the Our Father more completely? Take time this weekend to walk through what Jesus is teaching us about prayer and discuss it as a Church of the Home. Below is a breakdown of Luke's Our Father:

A. Praise

"When you pray, say: Father, hallowed be your name,"

Praise is an important part of our prayers. We must always remember to honor God. We are his creations and it is natural for us to worship Him.

B. Purpose

"Your kingdom come"

It's easy to forget we have a responsibility to fulfill God's purpose in the world. We are a people on mission, and we should be mindful and sensitive about the work of His Kingdom. Each day we are to be busy building his kingdom

C. Physical needs

"Give us each day our daily bread"

Each day, God sees to our needs. When we pray, Jesus says that we can ask the Father for the things that we need to make it through each day.

D. Spiritual needs

"and forgive us our sins for we ourselves forgive everyone in debt to us,"

There is not a day that goes by that we should not be mindful of the forgiveness, grace, mercy, and compassion of God.

E. Protection

"and do not subject us to the final test."

It makes sense that the same loving, compassionate, and kind God that went to such great lengths to have a relationship with us would also take the time to protect us. His plans and desires for us are so much better than anything we might plan ourselves.



Sunday, July 24, 2022

Theme: "In old age they will still bear fruit" (Psalm 92:15)

Grandparents are a treasure in the family.

Please, take care of your grandparents: love them!


In conjunction with the Feast of St. Anne and St. Joachim, the grandparents of Jesus, the church celebrates the Second World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly this weekend. Pope Francis chose the theme "In old age they will still bear fruit" from Psalm 92 in order to emphasize how grandparents and the elderly are valuable and are a gift to society and our parish families.

At Resurrection, we are blessed to have many parish family grandparents.

We appreciate the dedication, faith, and love they add to our community.

This weekend, thank the grandparents and elderly in your life.


Join us for Mass this weekend in person at 4:00 PM on Saturday, 8:30 or 10:30 AM on Sunday, on, our YouTube channel, and our Facebook page.



Saint Mother Teresa once said that we are not called to be successful.

Rather, we are called to be faithful.

Join Fr. Tim Shillcox, O. Praem. as he reflects on the lessons of the three readings given to us from this Sunday's Scriptures.




This Weekend's Bulletin

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Confirmation Pen Pal Project

As part of their sacramental prep, this year's Confirmation students participated in the PenPal Schools project. Students connected with PenPals from across the world to create original projects. The goal is to build global awareness and collaboration skills by facilitating authentic, cross-cultural experiences. Each project stems from the student's understanding of Catholic Social Teaching.

Kade McCarron, Danika Apple, and Bryce Hawley's Project

Sam Cumicek and Max Schill's Project Video: Saving the Fox River From Pollution


Less than 24 Hours to Go!



Invitations were sent late last week. If you do not receive your invite by the end of this week, please contact the parish office.



What's the similarity between going to grandma's and going on a website?

You always accept the cookies!


Ruby and Res

If Ruby only knew all she had to do was push on the door hard and she could have escaped the office!



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