Stewardship thought for the week
July 5, 2015 – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time
“As the Lord spoke to me, the spirit entered me and set me on my feet, and I heard the one who was speaking say to me, ‘Son of man, I am sending you…’” (Ezekiel 2:2-3)
God asks each of us to do some special work for Him. He gives us the resources we need to do His work. However, do we listen to God when He calls? Do we get up on our feet and give our talent to do the work He asks of us? Remember, God doesn’t call the equipped, he equips the called.
Last week’s collection: Deacon Mike is on vacation. Collection totals will resume in two weeks.
Masses this week:
|Saturday, July 4||Draper Bickham||Father Frank Koeninger|
|Sunday, July 5||Hedwig Hanus||Father Paul Rothschild|
|Saturday, July 11||Otto Stanovsky||Father Frank Koeninger|
|Sunday, July 12||Bill Korpecki||Father Paul Rothschild|
Remember, God can never be outdone in generosity.
Pastoral Council Meeting: This Tuesday evening, July 7 in the hall at 6:30 pm. Everyone is welcome.
Quilt Raffle: We are still selling tickets for the beautiful bird quilt which will be given away at the Goulash Festival. Tickets are available at the entrances to the Chapel. Tell your friends!
Happy Birthday! Father Paul Spielman is turning 80. Please join us for a celebration in the hall following 9:30 mass today, July 5.
Our next planned event is the Goulash Festival on November 1. To date, we have no one to chair this event. This will be discussed at the upcoming Pastoral Council meeting. A lot of people look forward to the Goulash Festival and it’s a major fundraiser. Please consider volunteering to chair this event. It would be a shame to have to call it off.
From Dynamic Catholic, Alive! The Lord’s Day
Are your Sundays centered on worship and relaxation of mind and body? Sunday symbolizes the new creation ushered in by the Resurrection of Christ. For this reason the “center of the liturgical season is Sunday.” The faithful are obliged to participate at Holy Mass every Sunday (and holy day of obligation). This obligation-although Mass is more than an obligation-is one of the precepts of the Church. Do you know a Catholic who is not attending Mass? It may be a good time to invite him or her back.
God bless America. This weekend we celebrate the birth of our nation. Sometimes it seems like our Founding Fathers wouldn’t recognize what we’ve become. God has blessed us abundantly yet many of us have turned our backs on Him.
This weekend, let’s all pray for our country, one nation under God. Let’s pray that our friends and neighbors will become more aware of the blessings they’ve received and grateful to the One who provides us with everything, even our very life.
We may have our problems but this is still the greatest country on earth.