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17th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Stewardship thought for the week

July 27, 2014 – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purposes.” – Romans 8:28

Do you really trust God? Do you believe that all things work for good? Faith is a challenge for everyone at times. Putting our trust in God, in everything we do, means that God’s plan for our lives may be different than our plan. When one door closes, another one opens. Trust in God, His plan is always better.

Stewardship of Treasure

Last week’s collection:

Envelopes $1,214.83; Loose $381.00; Other $117.00.

Total $91,712.83

 

Masses this week:

Date

Intentions

Celebrant

Saturday, July 26

Angeline Thier

Fr. Robert Dorhauer

Sunday, July 27

Theresa Kaspar

Fr. Paul Rothschild

Saturday, August 2

Jack Armbruster

TBA

Sunday, August 3

Lydia Milner

Fr. Paul Rothschild

 

 

CHARITY OUTREACH AUGUST:  Our neighbors at St. Wenceslaus are collecting school supplies for St. Francis Cabrini Academy.  St. Francis Cabrini elementary school supports children of South St. Louis City, including St. John Nepomuk and St. Vincent dePaul Parishes.  Helpful supplies include:  crayons, pens, pencils, paper, notebooks, folders, erasures, rulers, scissors, etc.  Collection baskets are available at the side altar until August 18th.

 

The Young Catholic Musicians, an archdiocesan wide group of singers and musicians are holding auditions during July and August, preparing for their 40th Year of service to the Church. If you know anyone age 10-17 who can sing or play an instrument, and would be interested in joining this prestigious group, have them contact Father Bruce Forman at 314.231.7464 or Mrs. Mary Smith at 314.962.9260 to schedule an audition. You can visit their web site at www.archstl.org/musicians or www.youngcatholicmusicians.com.

The YCM will be providing music at Saint John Nepomuk for our 9:30 mass on April 19, 2015.

There will be a second collection next weekend for the Latin American Apostolate. If you heard Father Tom preach in the last few weeks, you know that there are some very dedicated people working in the mission field and that they need our support. Please be generous.

Hospitality Sunday, next weekend, August 3. There will be pastries and coffee in the hall following 9:30 mass.

Help Wanted: Our weekend masses are a community celebration and we need your help. To make our liturgies a more meaningful celebration of our faith, there are a number of ministries that you can participate in. Most of them require little or no additional time on your part. Please prayerfully consider the following at either 4:30 on Saturday or 9:30 on Sunday:

  • Choir/musicians
  • Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
  • Altar servers (male or female)
  • Hospitality Ministers (greeters and ushers)
  • Lectors
  • Environmental ministers (flowers & other decorations

Jesus calls all of us to be active participants in the Eucharist.

Rosary and Eucharistic Adoration for Peace: During the month of August we will be praying the Rosary every Tuesday at noon. Eucharistic Adoration will then continue until 2:00 pm. Please come and pray for peace in all the troubled areas of the world, here in the United States, and in our own homes and families.

Deacon Mike: The world situation right now can sometimes be overwhelming. It seems that our problems are so big and that there are so many of them that there may never be a resolution. But don’t lose heart! There is something we can do and that is to pray. Pray for peace. Pray for justice. Pray for patience and wisdom. Ask God to help those in charge find peaceful solutions and ask Him to give you the grace to go on with your life in spite of what you see and read in the news.

 

To that end, as you see above, we will be praying the Rosary for peace every Tuesday in August at noon. Depending on the response, we may continue in September, but that’s up to you. If every church in the world would focus on world peace for the next thirty days I think we’d all be surprised in the results.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16th Sunday of Ordinary Time

 

Stewardship thought for the week

July 20, 2014 – 16th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“The kingdom of heaven may be likened to a man who sowed good seed in his field…He who sows good seed is the Son of Man, the field is the world, the good seed the children of the kingdom.”- Matthew 13:24, 37-38

As children of God, we are all “good seeds,” blessed by God with the potential to accomplish much good in the world. We fulfill God’s plan when we share our talents and our financial gifts to help build God’s kingdom on earth. Through our stewardship we sow “good seeds” on earth to ultimately help each other get to Heaven!

Stewardship of Treasure

Last week’s collection:

Envelopes $678.00; Loose $214.00; Other $35.00.

Total $93.00

Masses this week:

Date

Intentions

Celebrant

Saturday, July 19

Florence Chomin

Fr. Tom Poth

Sunday, July 20

John & Lillian Hrdlicka

Fr. Tom Poth

Saturday, July 26

Angeline Thier

TBA

Sunday, July 27

Theresa Kaspar

Fr. Paul Rothschild

 


There will be no hospitality Sunday this month due to the holiday weekend.


 

The Young Catholic Musicians, an archdiocesan wide group of singers and musicians are holding auditions during July and August, preparing for their 40th Year of service to the Church. If you know anyone age 10-17 who can sing or play an instrument, and would be interested in joining this prestigious group, have them contact Father Bruce Forman at 314.231.7464 or Mrs. Mary Smith at 314.962.9260 to schedule an audition. You can visit their web site at www.archstl.org/musicians or www.youngcatholicmusicians.com.

The YCM will be providing music at Saint John Nepomuk for our 9:30 mass on April 19, 2015.

Help Wanted: Our weekend masses are a community celebration and we need your help. To make our liturgies a more meaningful celebration of our faith, there are a number of ministries that you can participate in. Most of them require little or no additional time on your part. Please prayerfully consider the following at either 4:30 on Saturday or 9:30 on Sunday:

  • Choir/musicians
  • Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
  • Altar servers (male or female)
  • Hospitality Ministers (greeters and ushers)
  • Lectors
  • Environmental ministers (flowers & other decorations

Jesus calls all of us to be active participants in the Eucharist.

Deacon Mike: There has been much discussion recently about the practice of mass intentions. When Father celebrates the mass for any intention, whether the subject of the intention is deceased, sick, or celebrating some special event such as an anniversary, the grace conferred on that person (or persons) is infinite. Whether the mass is celebrated for one intention or several, the grace received by the intention isn’t reduced.

Traditionally a stipend is offered to the priest. In ancient times, and even today in some poor countries, the stipend was (and is) an important part of the priest’s income. With few exceptions, priests are only allowed to accept one stipend per day. This is to remove any appearance that masses are being “sold”.

Because of the sacred nature of the intention and the grace attached to it, nothing is added to the grace by publicly announcing the attention of a particular mass. According to EWTN, “Some parishes are content with posting a notice on a bulletin board or on its weekly broadsheet. Others prefer to announce the intention before Mass begins; others immediately after the greeting. Still others insert the name during the general intercessions. Any one of these solutions is possible.”

We have chosen to let the weekly bulletin serve as our means of announcing intentions for each mass. Anything more than that adds nothing to the grace applied to the person for whom the mass is being celebrated!

In several cases the oral announcement of mass intentions has led to confusion and unhappiness when a mistake has been made. You can be sure that Father is celebrating the mass for the intention listed in the bulletin. And, again, the grace obtained is infinite. Nothing can add to or subtract from that infinite grace.

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saints Peter and Paul

 

Stewardship thought for the week

June 29, 2014 – Saints Peter and Paul

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”  2 Timothy 4:7

Stewardship is not an easy life style. No one promised that it would be. It is counter-cultural to most things in the world today. However, putting God first in all things, living a life of gratitude and being generous with our time, talent and treasure brings tremendous joy to those who are disciplined. Fight the good fight and keep the faith!

Stewardship of Treasure

Last week’s collection:

Envelopes $1,611.00; Loose $306.00; Catholic Communications Campaign $78.00; Other $30.00.

Total $2,025.00

Masses this week:

Date Intentions Celebrant
Saturday, June 28 Robert Staat & John Konecnik Fr. Paul Rothschild
Sunday, June 29 Hedwig Hanus Fr. Paul Rothschild
Saturday, July 5 Draper Bickham  
Sunday, July 6 Joe & Toni Eichner  

 


The second collection today is for Peter’s Pence (for our Holy Father).

 

What a blessing it was to have the Icon of the Black Madonna at Saint John’s last weekend.  This was a totally unexpected event for us and shows the power of our prayers, especially to the Holy Infant of Prague.  May He continue to watch over us as we pray to Him.

Our 160TH Anniversary picnic was a success!  Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to pull this off, especially to Jim Peterson who was our chair and our benefactor.  When we all work together wonderful things happen.  A special thanks goes to everyone who donated prizes.

Financial results will be available next week.

Our next big event will be our World Famous Goulash Festival on November 2.  We are still looking for someone to chair this important fund- raiser.  In past years, this has been our biggest money maker of the year and this year looks to be bigger than ever.

Please give your prayerful consideration to taking charge of this event.

Quote of the Week:  “Jesus offers us something greater than the World Cup; something even greater than the World Cup! Jesus offers us the opportunity for a fruitful and happy life, and a never-ending future by His side, in eternal life. That’s what Jesus has to offer.”  Pope Francis

 

 

Deacon Mike: As you read this, I will be nearing the end of my vacation.  I will be back in the office on Tuesday, July 1.

The last few weeks have been very hectic.  We’ve had some kind of event almost every weekend.  Most people would never believe what we’re able to do at Saint John’s with such a small number of people.  Thanks to everyone for your hard work and dedication.

Our next big event isn’t until November so we have some time to relax and reflect and to build up our relationship with God.  What a great time to think about family and friends who may have gotten out of the “mass habit”.

We have a great opportunity in the summer months to invite people to join us for mass and then to enjoy a nice meal at one of the many great Soulard and Lafayette Square restaurants.  Or, make a day of it and attend a Cardinal game.

 

Next week we will be celebrating the birth of our nation.  In spite of our many problems, this is still the greatest country on earth and God has blessed us in many ways.  Sadly, many of our brothers and sisters have forgotten about all that God has done for us and have turned away from Him.

As we celebrate next week with picnics and barbecues, let’s all take some time to give thanks for our blessings and remember that our forefathers (and foremothers) made a treacherous journey across the ocean to come to our shores in search of freedom, especially religious freedom.  Please pray, as I do, that our society will once again become “one nation under God”.

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corpus Christi

 

Stewardship thought for the week

June 22, 2014 – Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)

“Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread.”  1 Corinthains 10:17

As disciples of Jesus, we are called to lead holy lives and invite others to join us. Living a stewardship lifestyle, being grateful and generous with our gifts, serves a twofold purpose. One, it helps build God’s kingdom here on earth. Two, it is a road map to Heaven. Let’s help each other get there!

Stewardship of Treasure

Last week’s collection:

Envelopes $1,611.00; Loose $306.00; Catholic Communications Campaign $78.00; Other $30.00.

Total $2,025.00

Masses this week:

Date Intentions Celebrant
Saturday, June 21 Steve Jerabek Fr. Peter West
Sunday, June 22 Rose Mana Fr. Peter West
Saturday, June 28 Robert Staat & John Konecnik Fr. Paul Rothschild
Sunday, June 29 Hedwig Hanus Fr. Paul Rothschild

 


 

Upcoming Events:

Saturday and Sunday, June 21-22, Icon of the Black Madonna

Sunday, June 22, 160th Anniversary Barbecue and Picnic, 11:00am-?. Live music will be provided by Joe Polach. We are in need of cakes. Please bring them to the picnic.

Next weekend there will be a second collection for Peter’s Pence (for our Holy Father).

 

Charity Outreach for June: During the month of June we will be collecting for Sts. Peter & Paul Community Services (PPCS).   PPCS provides housing and supportive services to those who are homeless, especially those who experience mental illness or live with HIV.  A wish-list-of-items-in-short-supply is available at the doors of the Chapel (look for the green sheets).  Our collection will help alleviate their ongoing need for basic clothing:  socks, shirts, underwear.  Sts. Peter & Paul Church also runs a “Bus Pass Program” for those who need help getting to a new job.  If you’re interested in making amonetary donation for that program,please feel free to add an envelope marked “Bus Pass Program” to our weekly mass collection.  Final day for donations will be next weekend, June 29th.

Black Madonna

Today we welcome Father Peter West and the Icon of the Black Madonna. It is an honor and a privilege to have the Icon make Saint John Nepomuk one of it’s stops on its world tour.

Deacon Mike: By now I’m sure you’re aware of the publicity surrounding Archbishop Carlson’s recent deposition in a 30 year-old child abuse case in Minnesota. First, let me say that child abuse in any form is a terrible thing and should never be condoned, whether it’s committed by a member of the clergy or by anyone else.

Second, I have no more information about this situation than you do. But, I will say this. While we’re not bffs, I think I know the Archbishop well enough to say that he would never do anything that might cause a child to be harmed. In fact, he’s been a leader in the move to eliminate all child abuse from the church. Keep in mind that the local media and the Catholic Church don’t have the same goals and objectives.

Third, and most important, you and I are called to be disciples of Jesus Christ. We worship Him and adore him. Whatever your feelings on this current situation, please don’t let anything come between you and the Lord. All of us are sinners and all of us are called to forgive those who trespass against us.

Please pray for the victims of child abuse. That goes without saying. But we must also pray for the perpetrators, and for our bishops and archbishops. Our relationship with the Creator, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is a personal one and isn’t dependent on any fallible human being.

Remember, “Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone.”
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pentecost

 

Stewardship thought for the week

June 8, 2014 – Pentecost Sunday

“To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.”  1 Corinthians 12:7

To receive the gift of the Holy Spirit you must open your heart and let Him in! Open your heart and be grateful for all the gifts God has given us. Regardless of your circumstance, God has given us all blessings. What we do with those gifts will determine our eternal fate. Generously sharing your gifts with those that are less fortunate certainly puts us on the path to Heaven.

Your Stewardship of Treasure

Last week’s collection:

Envelopes $663.00; Loose $335.00; Ascension $35.00; Cardinal Glennon Hospital $285.00 Other $10.00.

Total $1,328.00

Masses this week:

Date Intentions Celebrant
Saturday, June 7 Jim Brush TBA
Sunday, June 8 Sam Ulett Fr. Paul Rothschild
Saturday, June 14 Frances Dvorak Fr. Paul Rothschild
Sunday, June 15 Bill Korpecki Fr. Paul Rothschild

 


 

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, June 15, Father’s Day.

Saturday and Sunday, June 21-22, Icon of the Black Madonna

Sunday, June 22, 160th Anniversary Barbecue and Picnic, 11:00am-?. Live music will be provided by Joe Polach.

We are in need of prizes for the picnic. Gift cards are particularly popular. If you have any connections with restaurants, stores, or sports teams and can secure items for the picnic, your help would be greatly appreciated. We can also use new, useful items. We have baseball tickets for the Cardinals and the Gateway Grizzlies. But wait, there’s more. We are also in need of cakes.

Father’s Day breakfast will be served following 9:30 mass on Sunday, June 15. Many thanks to the ladies who have volunteered to prepare a hot breakfast for all of us dads.

Next weekend there will be a second collection for the Catholic Communications Campaign.

Charity Outreach for June: During the month of June we will be collecting for Sts. Peter & Paul Community Services (PPCS).   PPCS provides housing and supportive services to those who are homeless, especially those who experience mental illness or live with HIV.  A wish-list-of-items-in-short-supply is available at the doors of the Chapel (look for the green sheets).  Our collection will help alleviate their ongoing need for basic clothing:  socks, shirts, underwear.  Sts. Peter & Paul Church also runs a “Bus Pass Program” for those who need help getting to a new job.  If you’re interested in making amonetary donation for that program,please feel free to add an envelope marked “Bus Pass Program” to our weekly mass collection.  Final day for donations will be June 29th.

Organ update: On further review, we find that our organ has more problems than we thought. The repair we had planned would only be a band-aid solution. Even with the planned repair, it’s only a matter of time until we have to replace the entire console. Joe Salvador, who has been maintaining our instrument for years has located a gently-used console that we can purchase for just over $10,000, a big savings over a new one.

After discussing this with Joe, Steve, and others, and since you’ve donated more than 40% of the needed money, we’ve decided to go ahead with the replacement. Our beautiful pipe organ is as much a part of our historic church as the statues, or the stained glass windows and should be kept in top shape.

On Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22, we will welcome the Icon of the Black Madonna, Our Lady of Czestochowa, to our chapel. Father Peter West has traveled thousands of miles across Russia, Europe, and North America with the icon on a pilgrimage in defense of life. This is a great honor and privilege for our community. Please see the bulletin insert for more details.

Deacon Mike: Not much room left so I’ll just say that we have received a lot of compliments lately (and a few donations) from visitors who have been very complimentary about the welcome they have experienced at our chapel. Thanks to everyone who has followed Jesus’ instructions and gone out of their way to make these strangers feel at home.

 

Have a blessed week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feast of the Ascension

 

Stewardship thought for the week

June 1, 2014 – 7thSunday of Easter

“I am praying for them…”  John 17: 9

Prayer – the foundation of our Faith and the foundation of Stewardship. Pray in good times and in bad.  Prayer is always the first best option in any situation. Pray for friends and family and for those that may not treat you very well. Pray to give praise, to thank and to ask God for help. Also, pray to see what God wants us to do.

Your Stewardship of Treasure

Last week’s collection:

Envelopes $633.00; Loose $339.00; Other $15.00.

Total $987.00

Masses this week:

Date Intentions Celebrant
Saturday, May 31 Harold & Laverne Eichenseer TBA
Sunday, June 1 Joe Klein Fr. Paul Rothschild
Saturday, June 7 Jim Brush TBA
Sunday, June 8 Sam Ulett Fr. Paul Rothschild

 


 

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, June 15, Father’s Day.

Saturday and Sunday, June 21-22, Icon of the Black Madonna

Sunday, June 22, 160th Anniversary Barbecue and Picnic, 11:00am-?. Live music will be provided by Joe Polach.

We are in need of prizes for the picnic. Gift cards are particularly popular. If you have any connections with restaurants, stores, or sports teams and can secure items for the picnic, your help would be greatly appreciated. We can also use new, useful items.

Annual Catholic Appeal. Our goal for this year’s ACA is $4,802.00. Last year we pledged $4,270.00. For 2014 we have pledged $3,130.00, a decrease of more than 25%. If you haven’t turned in your pledge card yet, please do it soon.

“The fruits of my labors I give all to Thee beseeching Thee humbly: ‘Live, sweet Lord in Me!’

 

Charity Outreach for June: During the month of June we will be collecting for Sts. Peter & Paul Community Services (PPCS).   PPCS provides housing and supportive services to those who are homeless, especially those who experience mental illness or live with HIV.  A wish-list-of-items-in-short-supply is available at the doors of the Chapel (look for the green sheets).  Our collection will help alleviate their ongoing need for basic clothing:  socks, shirts, underwear.  Sts. Peter & Paul Church also runs a “Bus Pass Program” for those who need help getting to a new job.  If you’re interested in making amonetary donation for that program,please feel free to add an envelope marked “Bus Pass Program” to our weekly mass collection.  Final day for donations will be June 29th.

 

Pentecost Novena: Archdiocesan-wide praying of the Novena to the Holy Spirit is being held in the Saint Vincent de Paul Chapel at the Cardinal Rigali Center nightly through June 6 at 6:00 pm. Archbishop Carlson will consecrate the Archdiocese to the Holy Spirit.

 

On Saturday and Sunday, June 21 and 22, we will welcome the Icon of the Black Madonna, Our Lady of Czestochowa, to our chapel. Father Peter West has traveled thousands of miles across Russia, Europe, and North America with the icon on a pilgrimage in defense of life. This is a great honor and privilege for our community. Please see the bulletin insert for more details.

Deacon Mike: As you can see above, Saint John Nepomuk is honored to welcome the Black Madonna Icon to our chapel. The Icon will be at the Cathedral Basilica on Saturday morning, then at our Chapel Saturday evening and Sunday morning. Please spread the word to family and friends. Let’s fill the Chapel with worshippers both days in honor of Our Lady and in defense of all life. There will be more details to follow.

Our Lady of Czestochowa, pray for us!

 

black madonna icon

 

 

 

 

Our Lady of Czestochowa.

The Black Madonna

 

 

 

 

In the summer of 2012, a group of Catholic and Orthodox faithful began a global campaign in support of life and family under the patronage of Our Lacy of Czestochowa. Starting in Vladivostok, Russia this peregrination (pilgrimage with an icon) has received the support and blessings of numerous bishops in Europe, as well as Metropolitan Hilarion of the Russian Orthodox Church and Metropolitan Tikhom of the Orthodox Church in America, and is expected to circle the globe and enkindle a sustainable movement to build a culture of life.

 

The icon has already traveled over 60 thousand miles, traversed 26 countries, visited 86 Cathedrals, 64 Orthodox Churches, and over 550 cities; and has been vernerated by hundreds of thousands since the campaign began. Its purpose is to bring Our Lady to the defense of the most vulnerable, and to ask her intercession for the protection of the family, and the sanctity of all human life from conception to natural death.

 

Like our own statue of the Holy Infant of Prague, this replica icon has been touched to the ancient icon which is kept at the Shrine of Jasna Gora. Her visit to Saint John Nepomuk is truly a historic event to be celebrated during our 160th Jubilee Year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5th Sunday of Easter

Stewardship thought for the week

May 18, 2014 – 5thSunday of Easter

“The very stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.” 1 Peter 2:7

Everyone is given unique gifts. Many people are able to recognize their talents and abilities, but there are

many people who are unsure of their gifts. This may make them feel worthless. If you know someone who is

struggling for a direction in life, give them a little encouragement. Help them discern how they might use their

skills.

Your Stewardship of Treasure

Last week’s collection:

Envelopes $763.00; Loose $383.00; Other $10.00.

Total $1,097.00

Saint John Nepomuk Chapel

1625 South 11th Street

Saint Louis, MO 63104

Est. 1854

Deacon Mike Buckley—Director

Susan Redfearn—Office Manager

http://sjnstl.org

http://www.facebook.com/saintjohnnepomuk

Phone: 314.231.0141

Office hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 am-2:00 pm

Masses Saturday and Holy Days@ 4:30 pm

Sunday @ 9:30 am

Confessions ó hour before mass

WEDDINGS: Saint John Nepomuk Chapel would

love to be a part of your special day! The Chapel is

available for weddings on Friday evenings and on

Saturday, no later than 1:00 pm. Please contact the

director at the rectory, or visit our wedding page on

the web at http://sjnstl.org and fill out the wedding

request form. We must receive your reservation no

later than 6 months before your wedding day. To be

married in the Catholic Church, at least one member

of the couple must be a practicing Catholic.

BAPTISMS: Arrangement for baptisms may be

made by contacting the Director at the rectory.

Baptisms are usually done after the 9:30 Sunday

mass but other arrangements may be made.

VISITORS: You are always welcome at

Saint John Nepomuk. We have a 160 year

history of welcoming newcomers. If you’re

looking for a church home, we’d love to

have you as a member. To register, fill out

the visitor envelope in the pew and place it

in the collection basket, or call the rectory

National

Register of

Historic Places

Masses this week:

Date Intentions Celebrant

Saturday, May 17 Ann & Gene Smith, Sr. Fr. John Mayer

Sunday, May 18 Bill Korpecki Fr. John Mayer

Saturday, May 24 Albert Haas Fr. Paul Rothschild

Sunday, May 25 Joe Sulz TBA

Upcoming Events:

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.

We are in need of prizes for the picnic. Gift

cards are particularly popular. If you have any

connections with restaurants, stores, or sports

teams and can secure items for the picnic, your

help would be greatly appreciated. We can also

use new, useful items.

Annual Catholic Appeal. Now’s the time to turn

in your ACA pledge card. Please give this your

prayerful consideration as we all work together to

serve one another.

God has been very good to all of us. All we have

comes from Him. How can we give less than our

all to Him and His people?

“The fruits of my labors I give all to Thee

beseeching Thee humbly: ‘Live, sweet Lord in

Me!’”

Jesus has lost His hat! We found it. Thanks be

to God.

Warning! If you are accosted in or around the

chapel by a woman carrying a large crucifix and

calling herself “Mother Marie”, do not let her

intimidate you. Either contact Deacon Mike

immediately, or call the police. She is not who

she claims to be.

Please pray for the sick. Rose Marie Stanovsky

had open heart surgery Friday, May 16. Otto is

currently in rehab at Delmar Gardens. Please

keep them in your prayers.

Help Wanted South City PSR is looking for

catechists. If you like kids and would enjoy

sharing your Catholic faith with them please call

Debb Halter at 773-3070.

If kids aren’t your thing, the Guardian Angels’

Thrifty Botique at 2635 Gravois is looking for

volunteers for a variety of positions. If interested,

call Joyce Shomaker at 773-9027.

Deacon Mike: Thanks are in order for  Sue

Redfearn and  Mary Ann Sulz for all their work

getting our Mother’s Day celebration together.

Everything went well and I think everyone had a

good time. Our next event is Father’s Day. If

possible we’d like to have a hot breakfast, but

need volunteers to make it happen. If you’d like

to help, please call Sue at the rectory.

These events help us to grow as a community,

but everything requires work. Frankly, we need

new blood to keep these things going. If you’ve

never volunteered you time, now’s the time to

start. Remember the three “Ts” of stewardship:

TIME Talent Treasure

All three are equally important.

Have a blessed Easter week!

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