Stewardship thought for the week
July 26, 2015 – 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
“There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish; but what good are these for so many?” (John 6:9)
The miracle of the Loaves and Fishes is the only miracle which is recorded six times in the Gospel. It carries two important messages. First, no matter how little we have, we always have enough to share. Second, Christ can take our humble gifts and do great things with them if we are just willing to let Him.
Last week’s collection: Envelopes $677.00; Loose $205.00; Other $152.00
Masses this week:
|Saturday, July 25||Florence McEwan.||Father Frank Koeninger|
|Sunday, July 26||Brett Barczewski (continued health)||Father Paul Rothschild|
|Saturday, August 1||Draper Bickham||Father Frank Koeninger|
|Sunday, August 2||Edward Klenc||Father Paul Rothschild|
Remember, God can never be outdone in generosity.
Our Lady Help of Christians Parish Picnic
Father Frank Koeninger’s parish is having their annual picnic on Sunday, July 26 from 11:00 am-8:00 pm. This is an old-fashioned country church picnic with food, bingo, silent auction, and a lot of other fun things.
It’s a short one hour drive from Soulard and promises to be a fun day. See the enclosed flyer. Hope to see you there!
There will be a second collection next weekend, August 1-2, for the Latin American Apostolate.
The Young Catholic Musicians will be holding auditions for their choir and orchestra. We were blessed to have these young people with us this spring so you know the quality of the liturgical music they provide.
Young people (age 10-17) with musical talent are invited to audition. For additional information, please contact Father Bruce Forman at 314.231.7464 or Mrs. Mary Smith at 314.962.9260. The YCM web site is www.youngcatholicmusicians.com.
From Dynamic Catholic, Alive! Anointing of the Sick
The Anointing of the Sick is a Sacrament instituted by Christ, as attested by Saint James. What is Anointing of the Sick? This Sacrament confers a special grace which unites the sick person more intimately to the Passion of Christ for his good and for the good of all the Church. It gives comfort, peace, courage, and even the forgiveness of sins if the sick person is not able to make a confession. (Compendium, 319) http://archstl.org/dynamic
The Anointing of the Sick is not the same as the old “Last Rites”.
Marriage: Please take time to review the USCCB document on marriage included with this weeks’ bulletin. Take it home and read it thoroughly. The recent Supreme Court decision does nothing to altar the Church’s view of Sacramental Marriage, which is between one man and one woman.
You may not think this affects you, but any attack on our right to practice our faith as we see fit, is an affront to our religious freedom.
There is more information on this subject on the USCCB web site, http://usccb.org/issues-and-action/marriage-and-family/marriage/promotion-and-defense-of-marriage/index.cfm, or on the Archdiocese web site, http://archstl.org/marriage.