Stewardship thought for the week
September 7, 2014 – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
“You, son of man, I have appointed watchman for the house of Israel.” – Ezekiel 33:7
Many of us are generous with our gifts. However, how often is our generosity at the minimum level required? We do just enough or give just enough. Remember, the Lord calls us to be generous with all the gifts He has given us, to grow them and return them with increase.
Stewardship of Treasure
Last week’s collection:
Envelopes $949.00; Loose $386.00; Other $5.00.
Masses this week:
|Saturday, September 6||Deceased of the Klaric family||TBA|
|Sunday, September 7||Lerlene Jefferson||Father Paul Rothschild
|Saturday, September 13||Michael Tallent||TBA|
|Sunday, September 14||Bill Korpecki||Father Paul Rothschild|
Kitchen Tree: Many thanks to Elsie Korpecki for a wonderful idea. Many of the items in our kitchen are wearing out or have disappeared. Rather than just request “kitchen utensils” and winding up with duplicates, we have placed a “kitchen tree” in church, similar to the Jesse Tree at Christmas. You may take a tag (or as many as you’d like) and donate the corresponding item. There will be big items (blender) and small (measuring spoons). Anything you can donate will be greatly appreciated.
Jitro, Czech Girls Choir. This group 25-50 girls has been admired all over the world for 35 years. They will be presenting a Christmas concert at the Cathedral Basilica on Monday, November 24, at 8:00 pm. What a great way to get in the Christmas spirit. Tickets range from $19.00 to $39.00. You can order tickets by phone at 314.533.7662. Or, there are ticket order forms at the entrances to the Chapel.
Second Collection this weekend is for the Catholic University of America.
Hospitality Sunday: Today, September 7, we will be serving coffee and pastries in the hall after 9:30 mass. Everyone welcome!
Message from the Holy Father on Parish Unity: Included in this week’s bulletin is a message from Pope Francis on unity. He writes, “Our first comfort comes from the fact that Jesus prayed so much for the unity of the disciples.” He calls on us all to make a serious examination of conscience. Please take his message home and give it your prayerful consideration.
Deacon Mike: Labor Day is considered by many to be the end of the summer season (in spite of our lofty temperatures). As I write this the Cardinals are in first place and, at least in Cardinal Nation, all is right with the world. Advent is just weeks away!
Of course we realize that in the “real” world all is far from right. Let us continue to pray for peace but at the same time to remain vigilant. Our rights, and our very lives are being threatened from many directions.
Religious freedom is still under attack and we can’t afford to let our guard down. As Christians, we’re all called to safeguard our hard-won freedoms of religion and speech. Evil triumphs when good people do nothing.
“Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me.”