Parable of the Sower
When a large crowd gathered, with people from one town after another
journeying to Jesus, he spoke in a parable.
“A sower went out to sow his seed.
And as he sowed, some seed fell on the path and was trampled,
and the birds of the sky ate it up.
Some seed fell on rocky ground, and when it grew,
it withered for lack of moisture.
Some seed fell among thorns,
and the thorns grew with it and choked it.
And some seed fell on good soil, and when it grew,
it produced fruit a hundredfold.”
After saying this, he called out,
“Whoever has ears to hear ought to hear.”
Then his disciples asked him
what the meaning of this parable might be.
“Knowledge of the mysteries of the Kingdom of God
has been granted to you;
but to the rest, they are made known through parables
so that they may look but not see, and hear but not understand.
“This is the meaning of the parable.
The seed is the word of God.
Those on the path are the ones who have heard,
but the Devil comes and
takes away the word from their hearts
that they may not believe and be saved.
Those on rocky ground are the ones who, when they hear,
receive the word with joy, but they have no root;
they believe only for a time and fall away in time of temptation.
As for the seed that fell among thorns,
they are the ones who have heard, but as they go along,
they are choked by the anxieties and riches and pleasures of life,
and they fail to produce mature fruit.
But as for the seed that fell on rich soil,
they are the ones who, when they have heard the word,
embrace it with a generous and good heart,
and bear fruit through perseverance.”
Sept 21 Catechetical Sunday
This is the day where we reflect and focus on all
the wonderful things
done by our parishioners who are
involved in the catechesis of our youth. There will be
a special blessing for those involved in our Religious
Education program at the 5:30 PM Mass on Sunday,
Sept 21. Please join us to celebrate this ministry.
Oct 6 Soul Surfer Comes to Sheridan
Pro Surfer Bethany Hamilton
Jr. High, October 6,
She continues to inspire
a shark attack
lost her left arm.
Come hear her! Tickets
are $5 at Rooster's.
World Youth Day 2016: Krakow, Poland:
The Diocese of Cheyenne is excited to announce our WYD2016
pilgrimage July 18-Aug 3, 2016. The 17-day pilgrimage takes
Krakow, Auschwitz, Wadowice (the home
Saint John Paul II) and Czestochowa. Cost of the 17-day
pilgrimage is $4,595,
which includes airfare, transportation,
entrance into pilgrimage sites.
WYD is open to High School Youth (age 16
by the July 18, 2016)
and Young Adults. Click the link or contact Stacy Preszler
for more information.
Input for Preschool Catechesis at Holy Name
Preschool catechesis will be offered for Holy Name
children ages 3-5 years old. Classes will start in Oct.
and will be organized by Jeanne Konkel. We would
like input from families who are interested in having
their children participate in this program. Would it be
more convenient to have your child attend preschool
catechesis during the 10:00AM Sunday morning Mass
or the 5:30PM Sunday evening Mass? Since our religious
education classes for grades K-7 will be Sunday afternoons
from 4:00-5:15, we realize many families
may then stay for the 5:30 evening Mass. We would
to move our preschool class
to that Mass so that families with children
of varying ages
may take advantage of opportunities for all
of their children.
Please let us know what you think.
Contact Jeanne Konkel at 655-5315 or Stacy
at 751-4922 with ideas and input. Thank You!
Holy Name Now has Online Giving!
"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse ...
And see if I do not
open the floodgates of heaven for you, and pour down
upon you blessing without measure!" (Mal 3:10)
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