Stewardship thought for the week April 20, 2014 – Easter Sunday
“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” Colossians 3:2
Do you put God first in all things? Possessions, money, power, ego can easily become gods to many of us. Do a quick check of what is important to you. Is God at the very top of the list? If not, your priorities need to be re-adjusted. Don’t let earthly things become your god.
Your Stewardship of Treasure
Last week’s collection:
Envelopes $1,298.00; Loose $195.00; Organ Repair $58.00; Other $25.00
Masses this week:
|Saturday, April 19||Bart A. Thielges||Father Paul Rothschild|
|Sunday, April 20||Bill Korpecki||Father Paul Rothschild|
|Saturday, April 26||Harold & Virginia Buckley||Father Paul Rothschild|
|Sunday, April 27||Deceased Pastors of Saint John Nepomuk||TBA|
160th Anniversary Mass, Sunday, April 27 at 9:30 am. This mass will mark the 160th anniversary of Saint John Nepomuk Parish. All are welcome. A reception will be held in the hall immediately following.
Crowning of the Holy Infant of Prague, Sunday, May 4. Please plan on joining us for this very special celebration. There will be a Czech dinner following. You must have tickets to attend the dinner and the deadline is Sunday, April 27. There will be no tickets sold at the door.
Sunday, May 11, Mother’s Day Breakfast in the hall following 9:30 mass.
Friday, May 16, feast of Saint John Nepomuk mass at 9:30 am.
Sunday, June 15, Father’s Day.
Sunday, June 22, 160th Anniversary Barbecue and Picnic, 11:00am-?, More details to follow. Thank you to Jim Peterson for stepping up to chair this event again this year.
In the neighborhood:
Last School Mass, Alumni Invited
On Sunday, May 18th, 2014 at 10:00am Immaculate Heart of Mary in the city, 4092 Blow Street, will have their last school Mass. All alumni of IHM – 1954-2014 – are invited back for the Mass and a tour of the School one last time. Any questions call the Rectory 314-481-7543.
Deacon Mike: As I’m sure you’ve noticed, our bulletin is now in a larger format. I hope you will find it more readable and more useful. Our new (donated) copy machine makes it possible for us to print the larger pages. I’d welcome your comments about how we can make your bulletin better. It’s a work in progress.
This weekend we celebate Jesus’ glorious resurrection from the tomb. He defeated death and made it possible for all of us to spend eternity in paradise. I hope you have a joyous weekend with family and friends but don’t let the bunny overwhelm the real reason for the celebration. Besides, all those calories aren’t good for you.
This is the first of three weekends of celebration here at Saint John’s. Next Sunday we’ll commemorate the very first mass said here 160 years ago. Actually, the first mass was on April 20, but we didn’t want to take away from the Easter celebration. The mass will be at the usual 9:30 time with a reception to follow in the hall.
Then, two weeks from today, Sunday May 4 will be the ancient celebration of the Crowning of the Infant of Prague. The ceremony will be at 4:00 pm with a Czech dinner to follow in the hall. You must have tickets for the dinner ($15.00 includes the meal, beverages, and dessert). Deadline for ordering tickets is . No tickets will be sold at the door.
Have a very blessed Easter!