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St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church is a community of believers united by Faith.
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church
Mass Schedule for this Week
Sunday August 20, 2017
English Mass 10:00am
Spanish Mass 11:30am
Monday - Wednesday 12:00pm
2530 Garner Rd. Ray City, GA. 31645
Phone # 229-455-5554 Email: Santonyga@outlook.com
Office hours : 9:00am to 6:30 pm Monday- Thursday
We close one hour for lunch 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
All of us who ache to be accepted find lavish comfort in today's readings. Rich in mercy, the Lord welcomes all of us--no exceptions. Isaiah extends God's invitation to all nations, even to foreigners who often arouse suspicion from the "in crowd." Saint Paul takes advantage of these fearful suspicions by provoking the Israelites' jealousy: if even Gentiles can offer acceptable worship to the one true God, then God's chosen people should surely do the same. In a similar way, Jesus provokes his disciples in today's Gospel from Matthew. Bantering with a Canaanite woman, Jesus draws out her tremendous faith, which endures despite the typical rejection she faces from scornful Israelites. Whether we identify more with the privileged disciples or the marginalized Canaanite woman, we cannot mistake God's universal invitation to believe in the One who saves us.
The Mass schedule and Faith Formation classes for children will resume on
Sunday September 3,2017.
English - 10:00 am
Spanish 12:30 pm