Mass Resources For June 28
Our Weekend Mass schedule for right now will be: 5 pm at St. Teresa, 9 am at St. Luke and 11 am at St. Teresa. There will be NO 7 am Mass this week. Presently we are planning to resume 7 am Mass on July 5. The daily Masses will be Monday - Thursday at 8:30 am in St. Luke Church. Please register online to attend a weekend Mass; form found on the "Our News & Events" page on either parish's website. The guidelines require us to note all attendees and also restricts the total number who can attend. You do not need to register for the weekday Masses at St. Luke. We have a list of the usual attendees - your name can always be added.
Online Mass
Local Mass is shown on Ch. 11 KPLR at 8:30 am on Sundays
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13th Sunday in Ordinary Time
We place ourselves before the Lord, beginning with an act of contrition: My God, I am sorry for my sins with all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good, I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things. I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more, and to avoid whatever leads me to sin. Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us. In his name, my God, have mercy

Reading 1
A reading from the Book of the Prophet Jeremiah   2 KGS 4:8-11, 14-16A
One day Elisha came to Shunem, where there was a woman of influence, who urged him to dine with her. Afterward, whenever he passed by, he used to stop there to dine. So she said to her husband, “I know that Elisha is a holy man of God. Since he visits us often, let us arrange a little room on the roof and furnish it for him with a bed, table, chair, and lamp, so that when he comes to us he can stay there.” Sometime later Elisha arrived and stayed in the room overnight.

Later Elisha asked, “Can something be done for her?” His servant Gehazi answered, “Yes! She has no son, and her husband is getting on in years.” Elisha said, “Call her.” When the woman had been called and stood at the door, Elisha promised, “This time next year you will be fondling a baby son.”

The word of the Lord.

Responsorial Psalm   PS 89:2-3, 16-17, 18-19
r .    For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.

The promises of the LORD I will sing forever,
through all generations my mouth shall proclaim your faithfulness.
For you have said, “My kindness is established forever;”
in heaven you have confirmed your faithfulness.
R. For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.
Blessed the people who know the joyful shout;
in the light of your countenance, O LORD, they walk.
At your name they rejoice all the day,
and through your justice they are exalted. r.

You are the splendor of their strength,
and by your favor our horn is exalted.
For to the LORD belongs our shield,
and the Holy One of Israel, our king.   r.

Reading 2
A reading from the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans  ROM 6:3-4, 8-11
Brothers and sisters: Are you unaware that we who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were indeed buried with him through baptism into death, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might live in newness of life.

If, then, we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him. We know that Christ, raised from the dead, dies no more; death no longer has power over him. As to his death, he died to sin once and for all; as to his life, he lives for God. Consequently, you too must think of yourselves as dead to sin and living for God in Christ Jesus.

The word of the Lord .

Gospel Acclamation  
Alleluia, alleluia
You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation;
announce the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
Alleluia, alleluia

Gospel
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew   MT 10:37-42
Jesus said to his apostles: “Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and whoever does not take up his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

"Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives the one who sent me. Whoever receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man will receive a righteous man’s reward. And whoever gives only a cup of cold water to one of these little ones to drink because the little one is a disciple—amen, I say to you, he will surely not lose his reward.”

The Gospel of the Lord.
Intercessions
  • For our Bishop Elect Michael McGovern, Bishop Edward Braxton, Apostolic Administrator and Bishop Stanley Schlarman, Bishop in Residence, and their special intentions; We pray to the Lord.
Lord hear our prayer
  • For all who provide leadership in government, in the workplace, and in the family, that they may shepherd their people along right paths and treat with compassion all who struggle or stray; We pray to the Lord.
Lord hear our prayer
  • For Deacons Carl, Joel and Nick who are preparing to be ordained to the priesthood for our diocese; We pray to the Lord.
Lord hear our prayer
We remind parishioners that their financial support remains an integral part of parish life and the continued operation of our parishes and their mission of Christian service. We encourage the Faithful to continue giving of their time, talent, and treasure at this difficult time. Encourage you to use online giving , mail, or drop-off your Sunday Offertory at the rectory or Parish Office. Please remember that St. Luke's mailing address has changed to 1201 Lebanon Ave.
An Act of Spiritual Communion
It has long been a Catholic understanding that when circumstances prevent one from receiving Holy Communion, it is possible to make an Act of Spiritual Communion which is a source of grace. Spiritual Communion means uniting ourselves in prayer with Christ’s sacrifice and worshipping Him in the consecrated bread and wine which are His Body and Blood. Always remember that the consecrated bread is the Body and Blood of Christ and the consecrated wine is the Body and Blood of Christ, even if you receive the Eucharist only under one species.
The most common reason for making an Act of Spiritual Communion is when a person cannot attend Mass. An act of Spiritual Communion increases our desire to receive sacramental Communion and helps us avoid the sins that would make us unable to receive Holy Communion worthily.
 
A Prayer for Spiritual Communion
My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things and I desire to receive You in my body, my soul, and my whole being. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, Come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if you were already there And unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
Adoration Chapel
Please Note
The Adoration Chapel
located in St. Teresa Church
is CLOSED!
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St. Teresa Roman Catholic Church | 618.233.3500 | www.stteresabelleville.com
St. Luke Roman Catholic Church | 618.236.1124 | www.stlukebelleville.org