July 12, 2015 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time Fr Jim Miller

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 12, 2015

Reading 1 Am 7:12-15

Responsorial Psalm Ps 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14

R. (8) Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation..

Reading 2 Eph 1:3-14

Or Eph 1:3-10

Alleluia Cf. Eph 1:17-18

Gospel Mk 6:7-13

Click HERE to listen to Homilyhttp://nativity.podomatic.com/entry/2015-07-14T12_28_18-07_00


On Monday, July 6, I attended the wake of William Smith that I anointed before his death at the hospital.   In the evening I attended the Baptism Class that was led by Dick and Sharon Feller.

            On Tuesday I met a candidate for RCIA classes.   In the afternoon I celebrated Mass at Sun set Park Place.   In the evening Andrew and I hosted the priests and seminarians from the Cathedral of St. Raphael for a cookout.

            Wednesday evening I watched my great-nephew play baseball in Epworth and later watched Wahlert win their baseball game in Farley against Western Dubuque.

            After Mass and confessions on Thursday I joined seven friends for golf in Waterloo.   In the evening I joined friends in Waverly at a retirement party and spent the night with friends returning on Friday morning.

            Friday afternoon I was able to visit and anoint one of our parishioners.

            On Saturday Andrew and I trained two new Mass servers.   In the evening after Mass we shared a meal with Sr. Sharon Bosler, OP who gave the annual mission co-op appeal for the Adrian Dominicans.

            On Sunday I was able to bless Ray & Irma Sadler on their 60th wedding anniversary and John & Monica Daly on their 35th wedding anniversary.   In the afternoon I drove to Cascade to celebrate the 4th birthday of my great-niece, Leah.

            In the summer months we sometimes get a little lazy about our prayer life when we are in vacation mode.   Remember it is not a good idea to take a vacation from God and prayer.