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14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

July 3rd, 2022 

As Jesus travels toward Jerusalem, He sends His  disciples ahead of Him to prepare people for His visiting their towns and villages.  These disciples were given much the same charge as the Twelve. Like the Twelve, the seventy are related to the origins of Israel. Whereas the twelve apostles relate to the twelve sons of Israel, the seventy relate to the seventy elders Moses gathered around Himself as the elders of Israel.
These seventy received some of the spirit God had given to Moses, and they would assist Moses in leading the people.  The seventy disciples represent Jesus when He is absent and they carry out what will be the work of the Church.  To hear or reject them is to hear or reject Jesus as well as Him who sent Jesus.
The disciples return to Jesus, reporting great success.  Yet the important thing is not what  the disciples have done, but that their “names are written in heaven.”  God values us for who we are more than for what we can do for Him, even though he expects our service.  Jesus rejoices that God has made Himself known to the ordinary men and women who Jesus called to be disciples.  He rejoices in the way that Gods’ Kingdom was being revealed to them, joining them to the Father.
Even if these disciples often failed to understand, even if they made mistakes, even if they wavered,  never the less Jesus had changed their lives where it counted most.  Jesus brought them and would continue to bring them into a relationship with His Father as their Father, fulfilling the hopes and longings of earlier ages.  Jesus did that for His early disciples, and he also does it for you and me – His disciples today.

God Bless

Msgr. Powell


Nothing Compares to Being There

“I have greatly desired to eat this Supper with you.” cf. Luke 22:15

All of us know instinctively that nothing compares to “being there” in person. Whether it’s being at a friend’s wedding, sitting down to have a heart-to-heart conversation, comforting a family member while she is grieving or watching as your baby takes his first steps, we all know that being physically present makes all the difference. The same logic applies to our life as Catholics. Especially when it comes to the Mass, truly, nothing compares to being there.

Those who are sick or compromised due to health conditions are not to come to church. We will continue to live stream Mass on Saturday evening at 530pm. The link will be on our website and will be available all day Sunday. We will follow our regular Mass schedule 530pm vigil and 8am-10am and noon on Sunday. Daily Mass at 9am is in the main church.

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Saint Cyril of Jerusalem Catholic Church

1410 Almshouse Road
Jamison, Pennsylvania 18929
(215) 343-1288


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