Stewardship thought for the week
January 22, 2017 – 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
“He called them, and immediately they left their boat and their father and followed Him.” Matthew 4:22
Just as Jesus called the first apostles, He calls each of us to follow Him, too. Not everyone is called to leave their business or family behind, but we are expected to put God first in everything. Everything from our time in daily prayer, our talent in participating in one of our parish ministries and our treasure to support the financial needs of our parish mission.
Last week’s collection: Envelopes $605.00; Loose $220.00; Saint Louis Review $50.00; Other $35.00
|Saturday, January 21||Ann & Gene Smith, Sr.||Father Frank Koeninger|
|Sunday, January 22||Bill Korpecki||TBA|
|Saturday, January 28||Lydia Molina||Father Frank Koeninger|
|Sunday, January 29||Anezka Jiglova||TBA|
Download our app: Our parish app is a great way to keep up with what’s going on at the chapel. You can download the app by texting the word “app” to 88202 on your smart phone.
Saint Louis Review—If you’re getting your Catholic news from the secular media you’re getting less than half the story. If you want to stay informed, you need to read the Review. Renewal envelopes are in your packet. It’s a real bargain.
Inclement weather—Another reminder that if mass is cancelled you can find out on our facebook page, on our app, or by watching KTVI Channel 2 or KMOV Channel 4. We have also applied to Channel 5 but haven’t heard back from them.
End of the year tax stuff—Contribution statements have been mailed out. If you have any questions call Sue at the rectory. Note that any contributions received after December 31, 2016 will appear on your 2017 statement.
If you made any donations other than your weekly envelopes and would like a letter from us confirming your contribution, please list the donation and the amount and either put it in the collection basket or mail or email it to Sue. We want to be sure you get all the credit you deserve from the IRS.
Deacon Mike—This week I attended the Mass Mob meeting at Most Holy Trinity Church. Most of the people in attendance had been at our Mass Mob on the 8th. The comments were almost universally positive. There were a lot of mentions of the friendliness and hospitality of our members. You did yourselves and SJN proud.
Several people said that they would be back for future events. Let’s keep the momentum going! A small group of dedicated Christians can do great things (remember, there were only twelve Apostles). If anyone has any suggestions for future activities, please let me know.
The next Mass Mobs will be held:
- Mass Mob XI March 19 Saint Luke’s
- Mass Mob XII May 14 Saint Wenceslaus
- Mass Mob XIII July 9 Our Lady of Presentation
- Mass Mob XIV Sept 17 Little Flower
Please consider supporting these other Mass Mob events. We’ll give you more information as it becomes available.
Note that some of Steve McMullen’s pictures from the Mass Mob have been posted on our web site. If you have any pictures you’d like to contribute, please email them to me and I’ll upload them.