Fr. Rick’s Pastoral Messages 11-7-21

Adoration of the Blesses Sacrament – Thursdays from 4 – 5:00 PM.

Help needed at Care and Share Foodbank:  Tuesday 10:00 AM.  56 W. 400 N.  Unloading and moving of food items.

This weekend, November 6 & 7, we will take donations for the Annual Navaho Holiday Outreach.  As with last year we have committed to send $1000 to the Holiday Outreach.  The collection will provide special food items and other necessities and fineries to ensure a more joyful holiday season for especially elder members of the Navajo community.  Any short fall from this collection will be made up from our regular Community Outreach fund.

Covid Advisory:

The Catholic Diocese of Salt Lake City passed along this message from the Utah Department of Health:  “The data are clear, providing booster doses can help prevent COVID-19 related hospitalizations and deaths,” said Dr. Leisha Nolen, state epidemiologist for the Utah Department of Health (UDOH). “With hospitals still operating at full capacity, and with the winter months just around the corner, the timing is right to seek out a booster dose if you qualify. It also remains critically important that people who haven’t been vaccinated go get their vaccine now.”   Please consult your health care providers for further advice.

Also, vaccines for children will soon be locally available.  Please get your children vaccinated as advised by your health care providers.

Intermountain Catholic Newspaper – Remember, October was renewal month.  Please drop your check for $25 in our collection basked basket clearly marked Intermountain Catholic.  Thanks!!

Pray for an End to Abortion – Join Catholics and Protestants across the country coming together online to pray for the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case.  This is the case that could overturn Roe v. Wade—the Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal in all 50 states.  November 18, 2021.  More on this later.  Also see –

Mark 12:44 and the Global Synod….

Calling his disciples to himself, he said to them, “Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the other contributors to the treasury.  For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had, her whole livelihood.”

Today’s gospel continues the emphasis on making the TOTAL SELF GIFT and today even more specifically ALL YOUR MONEY.  This is a serious topic and I think a very good reflection for members of our St. Christopher’s community who have been so generous with our various collection efforts here at the parish.  The blessings of prosperity in our lives really demand a reciprocal generosity which also draws from the wisdom of those with enough savvy to generate wealth in the first place.  We are soon embarking on yet another parish survey/dialogue about the priorities of our Church and our mission globally and domestically.  This one is prompted by Pope Francis’ call for a global synod to encourage Communion, Participation and Mission.  Consider today’s gospel about sharing EVERYTHING.  Where should our EVERYTHING be best utilized?  AND you can follow these stories in your very own copy of the recently renewed Intermountain Catholic.