Prince of Peace Catholic Church
16000 W 143rd St, Olathe, KS 66062
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Marvels of Mass

Reflection for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Oct 27, 2019

“For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and the one who humbles himself will be exalted.” (Luke 18:14) These words from today’s Gospel should echo in our minds throughout the week – if not every day of every year. With humility we approach our all-powerful and all-merciful God. We gain comfort from the words of the First Reading from the Book of Sirach. “The Lord is a God of justice…he hears the cry of the oppressed…the one who serves God willingly is heard; his petition reaches the heavens… [He] judges justly and affirms the right.”

Reflection for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Oct. 20, 2019

Faith is brought up again in today’s readings. Remember two weeks ago we heard from Jesus that if we had faith the size of a mustard seed, we could tell a mulberry tree to uproot and replant in the sea and it would obey. Last week we had the ten lepers – with the one being truly cured physically and spiritually because of his faith. This week we have Jesus wondering if He will find faith on earth when He comes. Faith seems to be an important part of this Cycle in the Lectionary as we near the end of the Liturgical Year in a few weeks. So, once again, we sing songs about faith.

Reflection for the 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Oct. 13, 2019

We begin our liturgy this weekend singing, “Sing a New Song” which is based on Psalm 98. You may remember that Psalm 98 is also the responsorial psalm for the Mass. Singing Biblical texts is always a good thing in my book – as often as possible! If we sing it multiple times, maybe we’ll actually remember it and put it into action.

Reflection on the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time – October 6

Our entrance antiphon this week is taken from the Book of Esther and proclaims: “For you have made all things, the heaven and the earth, and all that is held within the circle of heaven; you are the Lord of all.”  It is from this Bible verse that I chose our opening song, “I Sing the Mighty Power of God”.  The text for this song:

Reflection for the 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sept. 22, 2019

Today we begin our Mass with singing a general hymn of praise: “Praise the Lord, Ye Heavens”. While the name may not be familiar, the tune should be! This tune is Hymn to Joy, or better known as Ode to Joy or Beethoven’s Joyful, Joyful tune. Beethoven composed the tune for the final, or fourth, movement of his
9th Symphony. It’s a familiar tune with different words put to it.

Reflection on the 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sept. 15, 2019

This week we hear more stories in the Gospel while Jesus is out preaching of the Kingdom of God. We hear about the lost sheep, the lost coin, and the lost son – or the Prodigal Son as we call it. Lots of good scripture to think about! The basic idea – rejoicing when something is found that was lost. Our God rejoices when we go to Him; He forgives us; He has mercy on us; He welcomes us. Even in our first reading from Exodus, we hear of God’s mercy: “So the Lord relented in the punishment he had threatened to inflict on his people.” (Exodus 32:14)

Parish Offertory

 

 

 

 
 
 
 



 

Calendar of Events

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 6:30pm
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 12:00pm

Sunday Readings & Homily

Nov 12, 2019: "How Much Different is Life in Eternity from Life in this World"
Nov. 1, 2019: "Be A Practicing Catholic Daily Until You Get It Right"