good morning and a special welcome to all of you joining us online today we

celebrate Thursday of the 14th week in ordinary time celebrate today’s Father

Hank I am Fernando and I’ll be serving as Lecter this mass is being offered for the repose of the soul of Stevie DeStefano for those who are participating at home please silence your cellphone’s remember to speak the responses as if you were physically at Mass and remember you are still very much connected to your parish home please join in now for three rounds of our Jesus prayer Lord Jesus Christ living son of the Living God help me to trust more than ever that you are loving us right now Lord Jesus Christ living son of the Living God helped me to trust more than ever that you are loving us right now Lord Jesus Christ living son of the Living God help me to trust more than ever that you are loving us right now you’re merciful love Oh God we have received in the midst of your temple your praise Oh God like your name reaches the ends of the earth your right hand is filled with saving justice in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit the Lord be with you so in the inspired notion of us and trying to hang on to that inspired notion of us what about when it’s not symmetric what about it when it’s not balanced or reciprocated right what about when one of the persons in this situation or one of the parties or groups is after that inspired us and the other is saying no you’re not in you’re not part of us you’re part of the them that’s God’s challenge in today’s first reading from Hosea listen to the first part about God’s experience of rejection right you’re not part of the us the children of Israel the Northern Kingdom are saying but then what does God say at the end of today’s first reading and in the gospel Jesus prepares the disciples as he sends them out to say this is going to be part of the reality you got to deal with it notice the ways in which that unfolds in the gospel today and we’re called to have certain reactions when we’re eager for the US and the other is saying no you’re only of them and for the ways in which we’ve perpetuated us-versus-them rather than us for the ways in which we’ve been impatient and getting others to the us and whatever ways in which we’ve made choices that don’t line up with God’s hopes for us we acknowledge our sin we entrust ourselves to God’s mercy as we pray you were sent to heal the contrite of heart lord have mercy you came to call sinners Christ have mercy you are seated at the right hand of the Father to intercede for us lord have mercy may Almighty God have mercy on us forgive us our sin and bring us to the everlasting life let us pray God in the basement of your son you have raised up a fall world Phil you are faithful with holy joy for on those you have rescued from slavery to sin you bestow eternal gladness through our Lord Jesus Christ your son who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit one God for ever and ever a reading from the book of the Prophet Hosea thus says the Lord when Israel was a child I loved him out of Egypt I called my son the more I called them the farther they went from me sacrificing to the bales and burning incense to idols yet it was I who taught Ephraim to walk who took them in my arms I drew them with human cords with bands of love i fostered them like one who raises an infant to his cheeks yet though I stopped to feed my child they did not know I was their healer my heart is overwhelmed my pity is stirred I will not give vent to my blazing anger I will not destroy Ephraim again for I am God and not man the only one present present among you I will not let the flames consume you the word of the Lord thanks be to God our response let us see your face Lord and we shall be saved let us see your face Lord and we shall be saved Oh Shepred of Israel Arkan from your

throne upon the chair of them shine forth rouse your power let us see your face Lord and we shall be saved once again o Lord of Hosts look down from heaven and see take care of this vine and protect what your right hand has planted the son of man whom you yourself made strong let us see your face Lord and we shall be saved alleluia alleluia alleluia alleluia the kingdom of God is at hand repent and believe in the gospel alleluia alleluia the Lord be with you a reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew jesus said to his apostles as you go make this Proclamation the kingdom of heaven is at hand cure the sick raise the dead cleanse the lepers drive out demons without cost you have received without cost you are to give do not take gold or silver or copper for your belts no sack for the journey or a second tunic or sandals or walking stick the laborer deserves is keep whatever town or village you enter look for a worthy person in it and stay there until you leave as you enter a house wish it peace if the house is worthy let your peace come upon it if not let your peace return to you whoever will not receive you or listen to your words go outside that house or town and shake the dust from your feet amen I say to you it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town the gospel of the Lord so I suspect that my Catholic Grammar School play yard playground was not the only one in the planet that had lots of Dolly Levi’s in it that is romance brokers right and so you’ve got a certain bunch of students who even at a young age second grade know maybe it’s because we were all worked up about the Cuban Missile Crisis it might have been as early as first grade when we practiced our drills where someone so would say well she’ll like you if you agree to like her right and then you think well you’ve got to put the whole constellation because together because lots of people need someone to like in that romance brokerage moves and then it elevates a little bit when you get to you know 6th and 7th and 8th grade but was the same basic dynamic right she’s gonna like you if you’re gonna like camera he’s gonna like her if she likes amber with the other way around right it was that like stage but it was just that sort of the preamble to more serious seventh-grade romance but what was the what do you do when you want to like that one but that one doesn’t want to like you back in the romantic sense right that you’ll agree to send each other notes in class or send each other Valentine’s or Savior your hostess Twinkies just for that one on the playground right but what do you doing it’s not reciprocated well you know who knows what exactly what you do we all have different reactions to that experience with mortal rejection that at age eight but that question of what do you do when you’re thinking of us and they’re not thinking of that and certainly not just in the romantic sense when it comes to a sense of community when it comes to a sense of filius right when it comes to a sense of agape all those four different loves well okay euros is one of them but in some sense today that’s the least important of them although it does matter but what do you do when you want to have someone be a part of the us whatever it entails and that other one says no I don’t want to be a part of the us because you are to me one of them ouch and so in the first reading that’s the story gods the story is one of pursuing the nation of Israel going after the nation of Israel encouraging them sustaining them bringing them up out of the land of Egypt calling to them in the desert all of that and what does God get in return well not much in response to God’s love the children especially of the northern kingdom were worshipping strange gods practicing strange with liberty religious practices not taking care of the least the last and the littlest and that all amounts to a big rejection of God no God thanks we got we have ball now so we’re not too

reliant on you Jehovah so God wants it to be us and the people want it to be us in them but God says I will not let my wrath flare up against them I’ll leave the possibility open to a future us in the gospel today in chapter 10 of Matthew’s Gospel Jesus is sending out the twelve not the seventy-two just the twelfth and as he sends out the twelve he tells them this is the way it’s going to be this is what’s going to happen as you move through the hills and valleys even along the coastline in Israel you’re going to get to some places where you wish peace on this house and they don’t want that that’s not what’s going on you want it to be us and they’re still still thinking of it it’s us versus them and you are part of the them and they’re not going to welcome you okay it’s going to happen so what do you do now it might seem as if Jesus’s response is pretty well no despondent just get out of there go shake the dust from your feet but well hold on a second compared to some of the alternatives he doesn’t say horrible things about their ancestors you know kick their dog put nasty the germs or bugs in their wheat supply doesn’t say to do any of that no okay they’re not going to have you be part of their us keep moving maybe someday but leave the door open don’t close down any of those possibilities so I’d ask you to notice where you’ve been on the receiving side of that not on the one who was striving for the us but on the one but you have been the one who maybe in moments when someone was trying to forge that connection with you maybe repair a broken relationship whatever else it was maybe the time was wrong or maybe the conditions weren’t right or whatever else it was and and you said no not not in us right now let’s keep it as there’s us and then I’m the us you’re the them but then it worked out but then it worked out because he left the door open you didn’t you didn’t poison their wealth you didn’t infect their weed supply you left the door open you shook the dust from your feet and kept moving you didn’t unleash your blazing rage against them as the Lord says in the first reading and the person persisted and the US was formed it could be that you know it was a Crabby neighbor it could be that it was someone at work it could be that it was someone on your committee or even in your ministry at church I ask you to notice both sides of the story is what I’m trying to say well you’ve been the patient one who was rejected and then left the door open and where you’ve been the rejecter and then found your way to agreeing to that us right both sides of the story when you’ve had to be the patient one and it worked and when you’ve had to be the one who was the them person for a while and then you came around to in a bus what’s your story the prayers of the faithful we started off today praying for Stevie DeStefano for his eternal rest for consolation for Bill Jun Onan for Stevie’s family we pray to the Lord Lord hear our prayer today we also recall Walter Komar George comas dad who died in 1971 Peter shubik who’s Pete shooby axe dad who died in 1993 and Russ Rose Grosso Tom Russell’s mom who died in 2012 we would call them we pray for them we pray for consolation for their families on the anniversaries of their deaths we pray for all st. Joe’s parishioners whether actual or virtual person errs we pray for the intentions of everybody who’s got his special big deal going on today whether a difficult challenge or a delightful day July 9th I’d like to pray for the repose of my grandfather’s soul he’d be 125 today and for a dear friend Marshall who turned 75 today unlike Terrell Carl Tai Cody who turned 100 last week I’d also like to pray for the church universal for Pope Francis for his intentions for every one of us we’re where we need to respond more to God’s invitation to embrace that inspired notion of us more and more let’s pray for peace on earth and peace in every human heart let’s pray for people who are feeling the pinch of the pandemic financially and for people who are giving themselves in every which way to build a more productive positive

peace here in the United States and all around the world we pray to the Lord Lord hear our prayer we pray for our pandemic intentions for super abundance of testing equipment especially for God’s blessings on those scientists who are working so diligently on the fast-acting accurate test equipment but we also pray for an availability of all the other protective gear and medical equipment needed here and all around the world we pray for those scientists working on a cure we pray for those scientists working on a vaccine we pray for everybody on the frontlines we pray for everyone who is working to reduce the incidence of the virus we pray for everybody who is a bright light in the jumbles that we experienced today for their persistence we pray to the Lord Lord hear our prayer and we join these prayers with a request to our lady as we pray remember all most gracious Virgin Mary that never wasn’t known that anyone who fled to the eye protection implored thy help or sought thy intercession was left uneaten inspired by this same confidence we fly into the Overtoun of virgins our mother to you do we cry before you we stand sinful and sorrowful o mother of the word incarnate despise not our petitions but in night Clemmensen here and answer us amen and we make these prayers through Christ our Lord thank you for leaving it up on the top the team effort but Fernando that proves the point see you’re using an inspired sense of us you’re trying to help me out by putting the thing here okay you want things to go well where’s the guy with the Bell he’s hoping it doesn’t have he’s gotten us versus them thing you know what I mean blessed are You Lord God of all creation for through your goodness we have received the bread we offer you fruit of the earth work of human hands it will become for us the bread of life blessed are You Lord God of all creation for through your goodness we have received the wine we offer you fruit of the vine work of human hands it will become our spiritual drink pray friends that our sacrifice may be acceptable to God the Almighty father Lord made this offering dedicated to your name purify us and day by day bring our conduct closer to the life of heaven we ask this through Christ our Lord the Lord be with you lift up your hearts let us give thanks to the Lord our God it is truly right and just our duty and our salvation always and everywhere to thank you Lord Holy Father Almighty and eternal God for you so loved us that in your mercy you sent us the Redeemer to live like us in all things but sin so that you might see and love in us what you see and love and your son by whose obedience we have been restored to those gifts of yours that by sinning we lost in disobedience and so Lord with all the angels and the Saints we to thank you as an exultation we acclaim holy holy holy Lord God of hosts heaven and earth are full of your glory hosanna in the highest blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord hosanna in the highest Lord you are holy indeed and always to be glorified you love us and you walk with us on the journey of life bless it indeed is your son present in our midst when his love gathers us together and when as once for the disciples and now

for us he opens the scripture and he breaks the bread therefore father Most Merciful we ask that you send forth your Holy Spirit to sanctify these gifts of bread and wine that they may become for us the body and the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ on the day before he was to suffer on the night of his Last Supper he took bread and said the blessing he broke the bread he gave it to the disciples and he said take this all of you and eat of it for this is my body it will be given up for you in a similar way when supper was ended he took the chalice gave you thanks gave the chalice to the disciples and he said take this all of you and drink from it for this is the chalice of my blood it is the blood of the new and eternal covenant it will be poured out for you and for the many for the forgiveness of sins do this in memory of me the mystery of faith when we eat this bread and drink this cup we proclaim your death O Lord until you come again therefore as we celebrate the memorial of Christ your son our Savior whom you led through his passion and death on the cross to the glory of the Resurrection and whom you have seated at your right hand we proclaim the work of your love until he comes again we offer you the bread of life and the chalice of salvation look with favor on the offering of your church in which we show forth the Paschal sacrifice of Christ that has been handed on to us grant that by the power of the Spirit of your love we may be counted now and until the day of eternity among the members of your son in whose body and blood we have communion by our partaking of this mystery Almighty God give us life through your spirit grant that we may be conformed to the image of your son confirm us in the bond of communion together with Francis our Pope and James our Bishop with all the other bishops the priests the deacons and the entire people your son has gained for you Lord grant that all the faithful of the church looking into the signs of the times by the light of faith may constantly devote themselves to the service of the gospel keep us attentive to the needs of all people that sharing their grief and their pain their joy and their hope we may faithfully bring them the good news of salvation and go forward with them along the way of your kingdom remember our brothers and sisters who have died especially Stevi and all who have fallen asleep in the peace of Christ and all the dead whose faith is known to you alone please admit them to rejoice in the light of your face and in the resurrection give them the fullness of life grant also to us when our earthly pilgrimage is done that we may come to an eternal dwelling place and live with you forever there in communion with the Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of God with the apostles the martyrs st. Joseph st. Isaac st. Aloysius and st. Margaret Mary with Saint Peter Claver Saint Martin de Porres st. Therese and Saint Theresa was st. Lucie st. Apollonia st Peregrine st. Dymphna and Saint Polycarp we shall praise and exalt you through Jesus Christ your son for it is through him and with him and in him O God Almighty father in the unity of the Holy Spirit all glory all honor is yours for ever and ever amen at the Savior’s command and formed by divine teaching we dare to pray our Father who art in heaven hallowed be thy name thy kingdom come thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us and lead us not into

temptation but deliver us from evil deliver us Lord we pray from every evil graciously grant peace in our days that by the help of your mercy we may be always free from sin and safe from all distress as we await the Blessed hope and the coming of our Savior Jesus Christ for the kingdom the power and the glory are yours now and forever Lord Jesus Christ you said to your apostles peace I leave you my peace I give you please don’t look on our sins look instead on the faith of your church and graciously grant her peace and unity in accordance with your will who live and reign for ever and ever the Peace of the Lord be with you always we offer each other a sign of Christ’s peace Lamb of God you take away the sins of the world have mercy on us Lamb of God you take away the sins of the world have mercy on us Lamb of God you take away the sins of the world grant us peace behold the lamb of God behold him who takes away the sin of the world blessed are those who are called to the supper of the Lamb lord I am not worthy that you should enter under my roof but only say the word and my soul shall be healed may the body of Christ bring us to the everlasting life made a blood of Christ to bring us to the everlasting life please join and enact the spiritual things my Jesus I believe that you are present in the Most Blessed Sacrament and I desire to receive you into my soul since I cannot now receive you sacramentally come at least spiritually into my heart I embrace you as if you were already here and unite myself wholly to you never permit me to be separated from you things first is the psalm tonight is Psalm 65 better be Psalm 65 yet Psalm 65 and for those of you who want to be able to uh you know join in the conversation and the dialogue and haven’t quite figured it out I think the secret is that you have to join the parish YouTube station isn’t that what it is yeah so you have to I don’t know exactly what that means but you go guy doesn’t that mean guys the Bell guy so you got to subscribe right you got to join it and

you just you just do that on the you go to the YouTube page with the masses and then you can do that right there you cuz so as soon as you subscribe to the parish YouTube station then that makes you able to join in the conversation so that’s that once again Fernando thank you for that great model of the us thing versus the guy with the dumb priest Bell you know but I’ll always I’ll wait I’ll hold on until he’s ready to have a sense of in us in an inspired way so it’s about being on both sides of that when there’s the the dust shaker thing going on sometimes we’re the one who’s really willing to embrace that inspired sense of us not every sense of us is inspired but the inspired sense of us and to draw that wider circle and the other one isn’t whether it’s a person a group a ministry who knows what so we don’t we just shake the dust from our feet and we don’t we don’t we don’t poison their wealth we knew the opportunity open and then on the other side of things we sometimes have to be patient for someone else to come around to wanting to be having a sense of us rather than a sense of us in them so what’s been your story on both sides of that story see you tomorrow for Friday and I hope to see many of you as it were tonight for fireside Psalms without the fire let us pray Lord grant that having been replenished by such great gifts we may gain the prize of salvation and never cease to praise you we ask this through Christ our Lord the Lord be with you Almighty God bless you the father and the Son and the Holy Spirit the mass has ended we go in peace to know to love and to serve the Lord let us pray for our parishioners and the loved ones of our parishioners for battling coronavirus Monica Brinson Lord hear our prayer Sandra Lord hear our prayer Richard Fenneman Lord hear our prayer Jessica Kirk Lord hear our prayer Sergio Perez Lord hear our prayer Bernadette on Iran Lord hear our prayer Hank Rosenberg Lord hear our prayer dr. Chris Palardy Lord hear our prayer Colby Douglas Lord hear our prayer sister Joe Murray Lord hear our prayer Harold blink Lord hear our prayer Barbara Shyam Lord hear our prayer margarita on Iran Lord hear our prayer Gail Herrick Lord hear our prayer Luis Chavez Lord hear our prayer Cecilia enriched Campbell Lord hear our prayer Rosanna or Zola Lord hear our prayer Jane King Lord hear our prayer Christina Vargas Lord hear our prayer Agnes Brown Lord hear our prayer Francis certainly glia Lord hear our prayer discerning Leah Lord hear our prayer Michael simple Lord hear our prayer let us also pray for those on the front lines Roberto be beta Lord hear our prayer dr. Kathleen Mulligan Lord hear our prayer Marney Cox Lord hear our prayer Brigitte Pepin Lord hear our prayer Katelyn tierney Lord hear our prayer roger bermudez Lord hear our prayer father Peter su Hakan Lord hear our prayer Trey Baker Lord hear our prayer Jacqueline Baker Lord hear our prayer monique st. romaine Lord hear our prayer Malorie tarkovsky Lord hear our prayer Kayla Russell Lord hear our prayer dr Christopher de Maistre Lord hear our prayer Danielle marshal Lord hear our prayer dr. christian Picaro hear our prayer Amy don’t Lord hear our prayer Katherine Marty no Lord hear our prayer and the wand o Lord hear our prayer dr. Maggie Connelly Lord hear our prayer abbit boat Lord hear our prayer Nancy supplement Cline Lord hear our prayer dr. Joan Marie Francoise Lord hear our prayer Jew verdona Lord hear our prayer Meredith Wagner Lord hear our prayer dr Ricky wrestling Lord hear our prayer Maryellen to be O Lord hear our prayer Jacqueline Sullivan Lord hear our prayer Katelyn golly Lord hear our prayer Betsy Borden Lord hear our prayer dr. Michael Moreno Lord hear our prayer Danielle O’Rourke Lord hear our prayer Ruby Lopez Lord hear our prayer Calvin Lopez Lord hear our prayer Mildred least row Lord hear our prayer Anna pencil Lord hear our prayer dr

Violeta Nowitzki Lord hear our prayer dr. Alexander Zin whiskey Lord hear our prayer dr. Karen Zed Mitsuki Lord hear our prayer and Marique right away Lord hear our prayer ryan cry device Lord hear our prayer Jason cry to us Lord hear our prayer dr. Peter krige Lord hear our prayer actually rice Lord hear our prayer tarik Lingle Lord hear our prayer Anna Watson Lord hear our prayer Caitlin Mohan Lord hear our prayer Jennifer Sweeney Lord hear our prayer Amy Kimble Lord hear our prayer Teresa us O Lord hear our prayer Amanda Muller Lord hear our prayer Ron Muller Lord hear our prayer breanne Tabriz Lord hear our prayer Julie DeVries Lord hear our prayer Steve Cary Lord hear our prayer marine Baron Lord hear our prayer Alexandra wood Lord hear our prayer Michelle Walter Lord hear our prayer dr. Jon goldstone Lord hear our prayer Brian Frank Lord hear our prayer Jamie Hatami Lord hear our prayer Kevin Becker Lord hear our prayer Nicole Mancos Lord hear our prayer Stephen mecca’s Lord hear our prayer Angie Barnard o Lord hear our prayer Marcus Jones Lord hear our prayer meri speak Lord hear our prayer Brendon Moyer Lord hear our prayer Jackie Cavanaugh Lord hear our prayer Robyn russki Lord hear our prayer Jen Hughes Lord hear our prayer install Lord hear our prayer Sarah Crandall Lord hear our prayer Kate Pedro Lord hear our prayer Katie Morales Lord hear our prayer Ryan Brennaman Lord hear our prayer Coleen Brennaman Lord hear our prayer Melissa Arango Lord hear our prayer Vincent Lewis true Lord hear our prayer Neil Tucker Lord hear our prayer dr. Michael olace Lord hear our prayer dr. Tim preps ttan Lord hear our prayer Jesse Chandler Lord hear our prayer honey stocker Lord hear our prayer Nicole michelin Lord hear our prayer Don Thompson Lord hear our prayer Teena Maslin Lord hear our prayer dr. Sarah Flynn Lord hear our prayer dr. Emily Flynn Lord hear our prayer teryn Frank Lord hear our prayer dr. Karen own effort Lord hear our prayer Steven decipi Oh Lord hear our prayer Peter decipi Oh Lord hear our prayer dr Laura iboga : Lord hear our prayer senator Koenen Lord hear our prayer Bodeen Meissner Lord hear our prayer and for your own intentions we pray Lord hear our prayer and we make these prayers through Christ our Lord amen thank you one and all