Sunday 22 October 2017

Twenty-Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time 2017

Twenty-Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time 2017

Today is the 29th Sunday of Ordinary time. It was also my youngest child’s first communion enrollment. The journey is officially under way. She is terribly excited about her first reconciliation, her first communion, and also already asking about becoming an altar server once she has completed her communion. Normally students need to wait a year after their first communion in our parish. But Father makes exceptions and often asks younger siblings of older children who are already serving.

I must be honest and say I am nervous every time I serve on the altar. But I pray and dedicate my time, especially when I am serving with my children. And I also admit I am looking forward to the four of us serving mass together at some point in the future.

The Gospel Acclimation today way:
Phil 2:15d, 16a
R. Alleluia, alleluia.
Shine like lights in the world
as you hold on to the word of life.
R. Alleluia, alleluia.

The Responsorial Psalm was:
Give the Lord glory and Honor.

I believe both of those speak to serving and following God. Last weekend our church had a celebration, and it was a very busy weekend. It was the first time every when my son who is 10 asked to go to confession that he was put off. I understood it was the last of 4 services, was late in the evening and had been a busy weekend and the priest was sick. But I had to spend the whole ride home talking to him and calming his disappointment. I think I helped him understand. Today he asked father as soon as he saw him if he could do confession. I love that my oldest two who are 11 and 10 both ask to go to confessions, and when one goes the other often follows even if they had not asked.

I believe the two greatest things the Roman Catholic Church has going for it is communion and confession. Both feed, nourish and heal. And I am so glad to see that sentiment developing in my children’s life. And maybe by this time next year I will be posting a picture of the four of us serving together.

Related Posts:
The Colors of the Church Year
The Privilege of Altar Serving
Serving God, Altar Serving and Learning to Listen
Saturday 18th Week or Ordinary Time
Twenty-Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2017
Twenty-Ninth Sunday of Ordinary Time 2017


Note: Link to all posts about St. Agnes Parish.

No comments: