Catholic TV Mass Online July 17, 2022: 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Parish: Chaplain, Heart of the Nation
Choir: Thelen Family
TEXT FROM THE GOSPEL AND HOMILY
The Lord be with you. And with your spirit.
A reading from the holy gospel according to Luke. Glory to you o Lord.
Jesus entered a village where a woman whose name was Martha welcomed him. She had a sister named Mary who sat beside the Lord at his feet listening to him speak. Martha, burdened with much serving came to him and said, “Lord do you not care that my sister has left me by myself to do all the serving? Tell her to help me.” the Lord said to her in reply, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her.”
The gospel of the Lord. Praise to you Lord Jesus Christ.
I love this story because it really reminds me of Jesus who loved both Mary and Martha very much and here he is and he’s sharing something very important. He’s there not just for a meal. He’s there to share himself. With both Martha and Mary. But Martha she got waylaid and distracted by all the things that she had to do and you know something? That happens to us. Mary, instead, she was sitting there listening very intently. And you know something, I want to focus on listening and how important that is when we go to mass, but to prepare ourselves to go to mass but also in our private prayer. Yes, at mass sometimes we can be distracted by children or we can be distracted by a noise or someone coming in on the side of church and to really listen means to listen intently. To really try to push those distractions away and really focus on the readings that we are listening to. But also I want to bring in that private prayer as well. Do we make time to really quiet ourselves and listen to the Lord and what he is saying to us? Because quite honestly I found myself for a long time distracted. I’d sit down in my chair, I’d prepare myself to enter into prayer and all of a sudden I’d be thinking about, oh I have to prepare lunch and I have to run to the dry cleaners and I have all kinds of busyness that would fill my head. And my spiritual director said, Mary, if you want to do something that’s going to be important, bring a pad of paper and write down those things and then push them aside. And then focus on really listening and allowing yourselves to enter into that prayer time because listening is essential. Folks if we’re going to fill ourselves with all of the anxiety of what we have to do during the day, how in the world are we going to listen to the Lord who may have something important to tell us, in the morning or in midday or even in the evening. You see I know that there are plenty of distractions. I know families have all kinds of places to go with their children, things to do, grocery shopping, cleaning the house we can be distracted by many things. But do we make time to really listen in our prayer time? My challenge for all of us this Sunday is to really use Mary as our example of listening. Jesus was sharing something special about himself. Do we take time to prepare our hearts to enter into mass, to really try to avoid the distractions that come about during the mass and then do we take time in our own quiet prayer to really prepare ourselves to listen to the Lord. Distractions are going to come and go. There’s no way around it. But folks if we really try to work to eliminate those distractions and listen we will wind up with a wealth, a wealth of God’s knowledge in us and an ability to really listen to the Lord and allow the Lord to touch our hearts. Challenge yourself. What are your distractions? What do you allow to get in the way of even having your private prayer? And maybe we don’t make enough time for the Lord, but this Sunday let’s really focus on that. Let us stand and let us pray our creed.
Entrance: All Are Welcome
Text: Maryty Haugen, b.1950, © 1994, GIA Publications, Inc.
Psalm 15: He Who Does Justice
Text: The Revised Grail Psalms, © 2010, Conception Abbey and The Grail, admin. by GIA Publications, Inc.; refrain tr. © 1969, ICEL
Music: Michel Guimont, © 1994, GIA Publications, Inc.
Preparation: Let There Be Peace on Earth
Text: Jill Jackson, 1913-1995, © 1955, 1983, Jan-Lee Music
Communion: Gift of Finest Wheat
Text: Omer Westendorf, 1916-1998, © 1977, Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Published by International Liturgy Publications
Sending Forth: Sing To The Mountains
Text: Psalm 118; Bob Dufford, SJ, b. 1943, © 1975, Robert J. Dufford, SJ, and OCP
Mass Setting: Mass of Joy and Peace
Text: ICEL, © 2010
Music: Mass of Joy and Peace, Tony E. Alonso, © 2010, GIA Publications, Inc.
Permission to podcast/stream the music in this liturgy obtained from ONE LICENSE, License No. A-718591.
Thank you Heart of the Nation
Catholic Prayer You as well 🙏🏼 and All 🗺
Thank you Father ✝️ God Bless and have a great week 💜❤️💚
That you Father Mark.
I’m so grateful for This beautiful Mass!
Lord Jesus Thank You Thank You Thank You for BLESSING ALL MY CHILDREN GRANDDAUGHTERS WIFE MOTHER SISTER ANNA WITH ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE I PRAT YOU SHINE YOUR PURPETIAL LIGHT OF MERCY ONTO THEM ALWAYS LIGHTING THEIR PATH TO RIGHTEOUSNESS
Thank you Fr Mark and the Choir. Please pray for my husband Raj who has an artificial heart valve and for me for my prolapse stage 2 to reverse. I live in India n watch your Mass regularly. Dear Parish please pray for me. Thank you all and God bless you all.
Very nice Homily Father
It is joy to be a member of your congregation virtually. Thank you for your inclusiveness and beautiful homily and music. Thank you so very much.
As always, wonderful sermon. Thanks be to God! Thank you Father Mark! God bless us all! Stay safe Father!
Thank you Fr. Mark. You're always comforting and wise. I appreciate your suggestions to eliminate those distractions while praying. As always thank you Eva and all wondrous Thelan Family Choir and beautiful voices and sacred songs. So comforting and inspiring.
Amen Lord Jesus Thank you for this Mass
Thank you for the Mass Father Mark! God bless us!
Thank you Father.🙏 Great message Father!
Peace be with you Father Mark and all. Have a blessed week everyone. ✝️🙏😇 thank you God, Jesus Mary and Joseph.
Wonderful Homily Father Payne. Have a Blessed Week. Amen. 🙏🏻
Beautiful mass services the choir is so lovely Heart of the Nation
Thanks be to God! Lovely Mass and music
I offer this mass as a Thanksgiving to God for healing us.All honor and glory to God.
How true, Fr. Payne. We need to put our distractions aside. Thank you.
Peace be with you all and have a Blessed Day
If you're reading this, know that God sees and knows what you're going through. Your tears are not wasted. God's timing is so powerful. Your breakthrough is on the way. Keep believing. Keep the faith. I am praying for you.🧡💯
Thank you for the Mass, Father Mark. God Bless you, and everyone who is reading this right now. Amen.
Praise God!! I'm grateful for all that I have in life…Thank You God! Amen✨💖
Thank you Father Mark for an inspiring reflections, Thank you for the music ministry beautiful singing, God Bless Us All.
Thank you Lord for today’s Sunday Holy Mass blessings for my family, Amen 🙏
Peace be with us all. Peace and love to you Dakila.
Thank- you to all the staff and parishioners for sharing this beautiful celebration! The choir, the cantors, the lector, the pianist, and Father Mark Payne did a superb job!! 🎗🎹🎼🪕🦵🏿👏🤝He Has Risen! The soloist singing the responsorial psalms voice is so beautiful! She reminds me of my sister, Mary, who is a choir director!Father Mark Payne gave a great homily about being distracted when we pray! I always carry a notebook on me even when I am not praying! We always live busy lives and I find it very helpful to write things down! I would like to thank the parishioners and staff for praying for my sister, Theresa, who is recovering from breast cancer!👏👏I would like to ask if you could pray for my wife! Mariana and I for a Happy Marriage!! Thank you and God Bless You!!
Thx You FR. Mark Payne. Billy
Grateful to all of you for a combo of soothing choir and fab sermon
Great homily Fr. Mark 🙏🏽
What a joy to attend this Mass. Thank you, all.
Thank be to God 🙏
Beautiful mass. Have a great week everyone. Be blessed 🙏🏽