MASS TIMES

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ST. MARY'S CHURCH

English
Sat: 5:30 PM
Sun: 8 AM & 10:30 AM
Mon - Fri: 8 AM

Español
Domingo: 1 PM

Latin
Sun: 3 PM


ST. LAWRENCE MISSION

English
Sat: 5 PM
Sun: 10 AM
Mon: 9:30 AM*
Thurs: 9:30 AM*

Español
Domingo: 3 PM
Miércoles: 6 PM*


OLD TOWN CHAPEL

St. Mary’s Old Town Chapel, Utah’s oldest Catholic Church, is currently under renovation. Learn more and support the Chapel at StMarysParkCity.com/Chapel.





CONFESSION

*Also available by appointment*

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ST. MARY'S CHURCH

Tues: 4:30-5:30 PM
Thurs: 4:30-5:30 PM
Sat: 4:30-5:30 PM


ST. LAWRENCE MISSION

Mon: 10 AM
Wed: 5-6 PM
Thursday: 10 AM

*There will be no weekday Confession at St. Lawrence from September 5 to October 6. The schedule will return to normal on October 10.*





ADORATION

ST. MARY'S CHURCH

Adoration: Mondays at 5 PM. Thursdays at 8:30 AM.


ST. LAWRENCE MISSION

Adoration: Wednesdays 5-6 PM.

*There will be no Adoration from September 5 to October 6. The schedule will return to normal on October 10.*






DIRECTIONS


ST. MARY'S CHURCH

1505 White Pine Canyon Rd
Park City, UT 84060
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Visiting Hours
Daily: 7:30 AM - 6 PM


OLD TOWN CHAPEL

121 Park Ave
Park City, UT 84060
click here for directions

Visiting Hours
Daily: 7 AM - 7 PM


ST. LAWRENCE MISSION

5 S 100 W
Heber City, UT 84032
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Visiting Hours
Mon - Tues: 10 AM - 6 PM
Thur - Fri :10 AM - 6 PM

If Church is closed, go to office.


THRIFT STORE

84 South 100 West
Heber City, UT 84032
(click here for directions)

Hours
Wed - Fri: 10 AM - 6 PM
Sat: 10 - 5 PM





TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - SEPTEMBER 11, 2022

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ST. MARY'S BULLETIN ST. LAWRENCE BULLETIN

CELEBRATE SUNDAY

WITH ST. MARY'S

THE TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME


To practice love is to learn God's will.

TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Catholicism has the privilege of being an extremely rational religion, in which all of our doctrines can be defended through the use of reason. This is because God is supremely rational, and God the Son is given the title of Logos, which could be translated as rationality itself. But the very essence of our faith, and ultimately the very essence of God, is something that does not appear to be so rational: love. Love is willing the good of another for the other’s sake. There is nothing to be received in love, only giving. The pursuit of love makes little sense when we consider that so many of the things that drive human beings are based on personal needs and survival. But when love is found, all reason can be found within it.


READ THIS SUNDAY'S MESSAGE

This Sunday’s Gospel recounts three parables shared by Jesus on the scope of love, and all three are examples of seemingly irrational actions. In the first, a shepherd goes after one lost sheep while leaving 99 unattended. In the second, a woman loses only one of her ten coins and scours her home tirelessly until she finds it; once it is found, she celebrates with her friends and neighbors in such a way that costs far more than the value of the coin. In the third, a father is rejected by his son, but as the son comes back, he welcomes him with open arms, not as if the son had ever left, but as if the son had been dead and came back to life. We would consider the actions of these three characters foolish: a shepherd’s worth is in his sheep, and maintaining the safety of 99 is far more important than having 100. A coin is an insignificant item, and to throw a party for finding only one of ten that had been lost makes no sense. A father who has been rejected by his son while maintaining a faithful son at home who still serves him has no need to bring the lost son back. There is only one thing that unites these three parables and only one motivation for the seemingly foolish behavior of the characters: love. Love causes us to do senseless things at times, but that is because we are not moving ourselves towards love; it is God who moves us. God’s reason is far greater than ours, and in our seemingly irrational behavior, God is urging us to pursue that which is most rational, most good, and most beautiful - true love. This is because God’s love for us is so intense, even He laid aside the fullness of His glory to become a simple human being and to unite Himself to us in His earthly body. We only see this as irrational because we are so focused on the present moment. Love ultimately leads us to the most rational end of all: to simply be in the embrace of our Father and in the loving arms of our Creator. Love is what life is all about; everything else is simply a reflection of it.


FAMILIES, ACTIVATE!

Family activity to do at home: The Latin word for love is Caritas - we derive the word "charity" from this root. There is something deeply connected to love in acts of service and charity because this is the best expression of love. It asks for nothing in return. It is fundamental for the future of the Church that our children are taught to be charitable in both words and deeds, since this is the best way you can teach them to model themselves after Christ. This can be done at home, at school, at church, and even in the community. The activity below reminds us that working for the will of God is prayer, and it unites us to Christ in a real and substantial way.

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