A rich man asks Jesus a hard question about how to obtain eternal life. Although the man followed the commandments, something was still lacking. Jesus' answer is clear and direct. He tells the man to get rid of his wealth and possessions and come follow Him. The rich man got his answer, but he could not do it. It's clear in today's Gospel that followers of Jesus struggle with hard choices. Wealth and material possessions can get in the way of loving God and others. The Scriptures challenge us to put aside all things that keep us from living the way of God. Asking ourselves what we may need to let go of in order to put God first is a hard question. In the first reading this Sunday, we are assured that when we ask for help or answers, God's gift of Wisdom comes to our aid. When we find ourselves caught in the cycle of wanting more material things and if we have trouble understanding when enough is enough, remember today's message, that with God all things are possible! (Liturgy of the Word, pg. 28)
K of C Pancake Breakfast
THIS Sunday 8:00am until Noon
Remember Your Departed Loved Ones
Purchase a votive candle the will be placed before the altar on All Souls Day and remain lit for seven days. Sign up slips are available in the Gathering Space. Please indicate the deceased’s name and note if you would like the candle sleeve to be returned to you. Cost of each candle is $5.00. 
First Reconciliation Meeting
THIS Sunday, October 10
9:30am in the Vatican Room

All children 2nd grade and older may begin the 1st Reconciliation preparation process. Parents, please attend with your child.


The next Family Faith Formation Class will be held NEXT Sunday, October 17 at 9:15am. This month's theme is The Sacraments.
NEXT Sunday, October 17

Following the 10:30am Mass join together for a POTUCK and the Pumpkin Carving Party. Bring a dish to pass, along with your pumpkins & carving tools. All are welcome!
World Mission Sunday
Next Weekend
Pope Frances invites the entire Church to support mission dioceses in Africa, Asia, the Pacific Islands, and parts of Latin America and Europe, where priests, religious and lay leaders serve the world's most vulnerable communities. Please keep the Pope's missions in your prayers and be generous in next week's collection for the Society for the Propagation of the Faith.
Let Our Hearts Be Inspired for Mission

Sneak Preview! Read Bishop Bradley's newest Pastoral Letter on the Holy Spirit.

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Let Our Hearts Be Inspired for Mission

Bishop Paul J. Bradley, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Kalamazoo, presents his audio recording of his latest pastoral letter.

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Opening Mass for the diocesan phase of the Synod

Bishop Bradley celebrates a special Mass on Sunday, October 17 at 11:30am at St. Augustine Cathedral.

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St. Peter Catholic Church
100 St. Peter Dr. Douglas, MI 49419
269-857-7951 stpeter-douglas.org