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A Biblical Walk Through the Mass

Do you understand the meaning behind the parts of the Mass? In his video-based study A Biblical Walk Through the Mass, Dr. Edward Sri explores the roots of the words and gestures we experience at Mass and explains their profound significance. In this study, you will come to know and understand the Mass as never before, leading you to a richer, more fruitful worship experience. 

Join us for A Biblical Walk Through the Mass at St. Catherine of Siena Parish Center.  Evening classes will be held beginning April 26th from 6-8 PM and continuing every Wednesday for 5 weeks. Morning classes will be held beginning April 28th from 9:30-11:30 AM and continuing every Friday for 5 weeks.  There is a $20 fee for study materials.  For more information or to register for the study, call Judy Lloyd at 413-657-4756 or contact the office at 413-783 8619 or email parishoffice@stcatherine.us.  Please register by April 19th so the books can be ordered.  

Enrich Your Thanksgiving Dinner With Sacred Scripture

No matter what you serve at your Thanksgiving dinner consider setting aside a few moments to share a reading from Sacred Scripture at the table and reflect on it as a family - perhaps both before the meal is served and after the main course has been served and everyone is enjoying coffee. Here are some suggestions to get you started:

Psalm 31: 20-21
 
How great is your goodness, Lord, stored up for those who fear you. You display it for those who trust you, in the sight of the children of Adam. You hide them in the shelter of your presence, safe from scheming enemies. You conceal them in your tent, away from the strife of tongues.

Psalm 95
 
Come, let us sing joyfully to the LORD; cry out to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with a song of praise, joyfully sing out our psalms. For the LORD is the great God, the great king over all gods, Whose hand holds the depths of the earth; who owns the tops of the mountains. The sea and dry land belong to God, who made them, formed them by hand. Enter, let us bow down in worship; let us kneel before the LORD who made us. For he is our God, we are the people he shepherds, the sheep in his hands. Oh, that today you would hear his voice: Do not harden your hearts as at Meribah, as on the day of Massah in the desert. There your ancestors tested me; they tried me though they had seen my works. Forty years I loathed that generation; I said: “This people’s heart goes astray; they do not know my ways.” Therefore I swore in my anger: “They shall never enter my rest.”

Psalm 100
 
Shout joyfully to the LORD, all you lands; serve the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful song. Know that the LORD is God, he made us, we belong to him, we are his people, the flock he shepherds. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, bless his name; good indeed is the LORD, His mercy endures forever, his faithfulness lasts through every generation.

Psalm 107: 1,19-20
 
Give thanks to the LORD for he is good, his mercy endures forever! Let them thank the LORD for his mercy, such wondrous deeds for the children of Adam. For he satisfied the thirsty, filled the hungry with good things.

1 Chronicles 16:28-30,34
 
Give to the LORD, you families of nations, give to the LORD glory and might; Give to the LORD the glory due his name! Bring gifts, and come before him; bow down to the LORD, splendid in holiness. Tremble before him, all the earth; the world will surely stand fast, never to be moved. Give thanks to the LORD, who is good, whose love endures forever.

1 Chronicles 29:11-13

Yours, LORD, are greatness and might, majesty, victory, and splendor. For all in heaven and on earth is yours; yours, LORD, is kingship; you are exalted as head over all. Riches and glory are from you, and you have dominion over all. In your hand are power and might; it is yours to give greatness and strength to all. Therefore, our God, we give you thanks and we praise the majesty of your name.
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