“He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures”
In 2019, Pope Francis established that the Third Sunday in Ordinary is "The Sunday of the Word of God." The pope intends for this day to bring into focus our need to study, learn, and love the Holy Scriptures.
Pope Francis calls all of us to "develop a closer relationship with scared Scripture" so that our eyes, ears, and hearts are opened. Surveys have shown that few Catholics read the Bible on their own or as a family. But this weekend highlights the continual invitation to return to God's Word. When we open the scriptures and share God's Word in our homes, we will experience a spiritually nourishing feast that will strengthen our faith and feed our soul.
“The word of our God stands forever.”Isaiah 40
“The word of the Lord came to me.” Jeremiah 1
“And the Word became flesh.” John 1
“Your word is truth.” John 17
“The word of God continued to spread.” Acts 6
“Let the word of Christ dwell in you.” Colossians 3
“The word of God is living and effective.” Hebrews 4
“Be doers of the word.” James 1
There are many ways to bring the light of the scriptures into our Churches of the Home, including praying and reflecting on the scriptures and learning more about the Bible. There are many resources that can help you live the Word of God every day. Here are just a few to get you started:
Reflect as a Church of the Home:
Is your knowledge of God more “head” knowledge or “heart” knowledge? Why do we need both?
Do you have a favorite Scripture story? What does it reveal about God?
Recall someone in your life who passed on the faith to you. What do you remember about their sharing of the faith with you? How do you share your faith?
Can you think of a time recently when the Word really came alive for you as it was proclaimed?
Read the Scripture for the upcoming Sunday. Offer insights to connect the readings to the life of the faithful.
Join us for Mass this weekend in person at 4:oo on Saturday, 8:30 or 10:30 on Sunday, on www.gbres.org/live, our YouTube channel, and our Facebook page.
READINGS FOR THIS WEEKEND’S MASSES
VIRTUALLY SUNDAY REFLECTION
"Tell me what do you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?"
Join Sr. Marla as she reflects on this Sunday's Scripture readings. What is it that you plan on doing with your life?
This is an initiative that will deliver weekly resources to Churches of the Home. These resources will give suggestions for how to Pray, Listen, Act and Ponder with a given topic throughout the course of each week. Project Nazareth will explore the fundamental Gospel message of the Sunday Mass and other special topics such as the Year of the Eucharist.
This is a way to weave faith formation into the fabric of family life.
This Weekend's Bulletin
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Blue Ribbon Campaign
Hospitals and healthcare facilities are experiencing an overwhelming number of patients and a reduced workforce.
Resurrection supports and stands in solidarity with healthcare workers during this difficult time of the COVID 19 pandemic.
We invite you to show a visible sign of your support for healthcare by participating in the Blue Ribbon Campaign. Blue ribbons that can be worn on jacket lapels, coats, or shirts are available after Mass and at the parish office. You are encouraged to pick up ribbons for yourself, family members, coworkers, and neighbors.
For more information, contact Karolyn Efferson or Tony Pichler in the parish office.
January Town Hall:
Am I My Brothers and Sisters’ Keeper?
Living Solidarity in a Diverse World
Last Tuesday, Renita Robinson and Rachel Westenberg joined Fr Tom in discussing solidarity and diversity. Resurrection invites you to watch or rewatch the evening and take away one way you can promote solitary in all the communities live, work, and play in.
Recent Loss to Our Parish Family
Which book of the major prophets is the easiest to understand?
Ruby and Res
Ruby's ready to play tonight if the Packers need her as the center. She's been practicing so she can hike the ball perfectly to Aaron.
GO PACK GO!