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Welcome to the online home of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Kutztown!  Whether you are a long-time Catholic, new to the area, considering the Catholic faith or just passing through….  please join us, as we strive to follow Jesus Christ our Risen Lord!

 

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 14, 2024

On this 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time, the common theme that permeates Sunday’s readings is that God chooses His messengers. Sometimes, He chooses those with great natural skill.  Most often, the Lord seems to choose unlikely candidates.  This was true in the time of the prophet Amos, as well as in the time of the call of the Apostles.  In the Gospel, Jesus sent them forth two by two, without material provisions.  He was teaching them to rely upon Him, and to strengthen one another, as they went forth to preach repentance, to bring deliverance from the power of evil and to heal the sick.

While some are called to a particular vocation of service, all Christians are called to holiness, and to spread the Good News of Christ, to be salt and leaven in their circles of influence.  If you feel inadequate for the task, put your worries aside!  The Lord equips those He calls!

Pray for the grace and courage, and be open to opportunities the Lord will present.  You’ve never met a person who didn’t need a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ!

And of course as always, please pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood in the Diocese of Allentown!

 

Miracles of the Holy Eucharist

In Father John’s homily on June 2, he made reference to Blessed Carlo Acutis and miracles of the Holy Eucharist.  For more information on these works of God, click HERE!

 

“Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him.” – John 6:54-56