October 29, 2020
All Saints Day
"The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want."
Weekly message from Fr. Mike
On the feast of St. Francis of Assisi, the Holy Father, Pope Francis, released the third encyclical letter of his papacy entitled Fratelli Tutti, on fraternity and social friendship. This week is a summary of Chapter 1 by Brendan Gottschall, SJ.

Chapter 1 – Dark Clouds Over a Closed World
In the first chapter, Pope Francis outlines some trends in the world today that he finds running counter to seeing each other as brothers and sisters: the loss of a historical consciousness, the throwaway culture, the stalled expansion of human rights, fear of immigrants, and the superficiality of digital connection that can lead to aggression and polarization. Francis does not intend to produce an exhaustive list of the world’s social ills, but rather highlights how these issues are all connected by an elevation of the individual over concern for the whole of humanity:

“The gap between concern for one’s personal well-being and the prosperity of the larger human family seems to be stretching to the point of complete division between individuals and human community… It is one thing to feel forced to live together, but something entirely different to value the richness and beauty of those seeds of common life that need to be sought out and cultivated” (31).

Candle Memorials
Both masses this weekend will be live streamed, so people can participate in the candle memorials remotely if they wish. Thank you to our live streaming volunteers who make this ministry possible. You can still sign up to carry a candle; please call the Parish Office to RSVP.

Remembrance table
You can bring framed photos of deceased loved ones to place on our Remembrance Table, which will be in the narthex all through November.

You can find this week's Prayers of the Faithful here.

Fr. Mike
Mass Intentions
Sunday, November 1: Charles Nichols

Saturday, November 7: Berberich Family

Baptisms
Sunday, November 1: Kingston Donigan

Weddings
Saturday, November 7: Littman-Knipp
The Catholic Moms Summit
FREE! November 13th-15th, 2020
Find Lasting Balance, Peace, & Joy!

Honest conversations and practical use-it-today guidance on the topics common to us all.

For more information, click here.

The Catholic Moms Summit is hosted by Danielle Bean and produced by Cardinal Studios.
Support Our Seminarians
This will be the last ever — and hopefully best ever — effort in our nearly 30-year history! It will be an entirely virtual event featuring online giving, exciting raffle items, video expressions of thanks, and live-stream announcements of raffle winners, as well as the final fundraising tally.

For more information, visit: supportourseminarians.com.
Christmas adopt-a-family
Spirit of Giving is celebrating its 14th anniversary this year! This program partners with the Great Beginnings Early Education Center to provide assistance for families in need at Christmas. Great Beginnings is a preschool in the Lee’s Summit School District that provides early education for children ages 3-5 with special needs, or from families with financial challenges. 

If you would like to help by adopting a family or for more information, please contact Anna Vahrenberg at holyspiritSOG@gmail.com
Beyond a Throwaway Culture:
Care for our common home seminar
St. Sabina Parish Green Team, along with the Faith Formation Program is offering a session called "Beyond the Throwaway Culture."

This session focuses on how we can, both individually and collectively, address the problem of single-use plastic, along with recycling, reducing and reusing.

Join us on the Zoom session so that by working together we can align with and commit ourselves to Pope Francis’s vision of Caring for Our Common Home.

For more information, click here.
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