September 24, 2013

St. Denis

September 24, 2013: Tuesday, 25th week, Ordinary Time

St. Denis and companions, martyrs

  • Ezr 6:7-8, 12b, 14-20  King Darius:  "Rebuild house of God.  Pay the workers.”  They finished, celebrated dedication, made offerings, set up priests and Levites to serve God.  Exiles kept Passover; Levites sacrificed.
Wordle: Readings 9-24-13
  • Ps 122:1-5  "Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord."
  • Lk 8:19-21  Jesus' mother, brothers approached.  “My mother and my brothers are those who hear the word of God and act on it.”

Music for responsorial psalm
  • Psalm 122:  Let us go rejoicing, from I will bless the Lord at all times:  Psalms for the Church Year from The Revised Grail Psalms/ Haas (revised from original from Celebration Series:  Psalms for the Church Year)

  • "Houses" tie:  "house of God in Jerusalem is to be rebuilt" (1st reading), "Let us go rejoicing to the house of the Lord" (psalm)
  • "People" tie pin:  some of Jesus' family (gospel), Holy Name of Jesus community on their ribbon-cutting day
  • J tie bar:  for Jesus (gospel) and the Holy Name of Jesus community (on their special day)
Reflection from Jimmy Akin:  Jesus' family 
Complementary reflection (based on first reading):  What [kind of house] is God asking me to build?  How is that going, and am I building justly and diligently?
Special greetings to and prayers for the St. Denis Catholic community in Diamond Bar and the Holy Name of Jesus Parish and School community today!