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15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Stewardship thought for the week

July 16, 2017 – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

“The seed sown among thorns is the one who hears the word but then the cares of the world and the lure of riches choke the word and it bears no fruit.” – MATTHEW 13:22

 

Does the lure of riches and material goods choke God out of your life? Are you so caught up in worldly activities that you have no time for God? Stewardship is a lifestyle to be lived every day. It effects all the decisions we make. What we receive at Mass every Sunday should be shared with others all the other days of the week.

 

Last weekend’s collections: Envelopes $1,514.00; loose $254.00; Peter’s Pence $30.00; Other $145.00

 

Total: $1,943.00

 

Date Intentions Celebrant
Saturday, July 15 Alois & Frances Hlavin Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, July 16 Bill Korpecki Friar Ed Mundwiller
Saturday, July 22 Michael Tallent, Jr. Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, July 23 Aidan Klenc Father Paul Rothschild
     

Upcoming Masses:

 

 

Charity Outreach—Our neighbors at Saint Wenceslaus are collecting school supplies for Saint Francis Cabrini Academy. The school supports children from the South City area. Helpful supplies include: crayons, pens, pencils, paper and other items. There are complete lists at the entrances to the chapel. Donated supplies will be dropped off on August 7. As always, thank you for your generosity.

 

AUDITIONS – FOR THE YOUNG CATHOLIC MUSICIANS 

The choir and orchestra of The Young Catholic Musicians are holding auditions in preparation for their 44th Year of service to the Church. These young people (aged 9-17) represent over 50 parishes and schools in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. They learn quality liturgical music and lead the music for Mass once each month at different parishes. Singers and instrumentalists (Brass, Woodwinds, Strings, and Percussion) contact Fr. Bruce Forman (314-231-7464 or revycm@charter.net) or Mrs. Mary Smith (314-962-9260 or smithycm@sbcglobal.net) for additional information and to schedule an audition. Visit our web pages at http://www.archstl.org/musicians or www.youngcatholicmusicians.com.

If you have any questions about how this ministry helps talented children, please ask Deacon Mike. Two of his sons were Young Catholic Musicians.

 

Friar Ed is back! Friar Ed has thrown away his crutches and will be back with us this Sunday. Please give him a warm welcome and let him know we missed him.

 

Our Lady, Help of Christians Picnic, Sunday July 30. This is an outstanding country parish picnic! (And, it’s Father Koeninger’s parish.) There will be chicken and kettle beef dinners with liver dumplings and all the trimmings. Dinners are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. (A real bargain) There will also be a horseshoe tournament, quilt bingo, games, a silent auction, a $1,000.00 grand prize auction, a live band from 3:00-7:00 and much more. There are flyers at the entrances to the chapel.

 

It’s a nice drive out I-55 then 8 miles west on Highway 32.

 

174th Annual Homecoming PicnicSt. Mary of Victories will be hosting its St. Stephen of Hungary 174th Annual Homecoming Picnic on August 20. Mass at 11 am, Festival at 12:30. Fried Chicken, Goulash, Hungarian Fried Bread, Pastries, Homemade Cake, Italian Ice / Ice Cream, and Kettle Corn will be offered. Beer and Soda. Live Music from the Czech Express! 50/50 Raffle, BBQ Grill Raffle, and a Silent Auction also offered. Come celebrate with us! All are welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Stewardship thought for the week

July 9, 2017 – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

“For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.” – MATTHEW 11:30

 

When we think of being good stewards, we may think that God is asking too much of us when He calls us to generously share our time, talent and treasure. However, we must remember that we are not “owners” of anything, we are merely “stewards” of the gifts God has given us. All He is asking is that we give back a small portion of what He has already given to us.

 

Last weekend’s collections: Envelopes $1,237.00; loose $528.00; Peter’s Pence $170.00; Other $80.00

 

Total: $2,015.00

 

Date Intentions Celebrant
Saturday, July 8 DraperBickham Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, July 9 Edward Klenc Father Paul Rothschild
Saturday, July 15 Alois & Frances Hlavin Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, July 16 Bill Korpecki Friar Ed Mundwiller
     

Upcoming Masses:

 

There will be donuts and coffee this Sunday, July 9, in the hall following 9:30 mass.

 

Charity Outreach—Our neighbors at Saint Wenceslaus are collecting school supplies for Saint Francis Cabrini Academy. The school supports children from the South City area. Helpful supplies include: crayons, pens, pencils, paper and other items. There are complete lists at the entrances to the chapel. Donated supplies will be dropped off on August 7. As always, thank you for your generosity.

 

AUDITIONS – FOR THE YOUNG CATHOLIC MUSICIANS 

The choir and orchestra of The Young Catholic Musicians are holding auditions in preparation for their 44th Year of service to the Church. These young people (aged 9-17) represent over 50 parishes and schools in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. They learn quality liturgical music and lead the music for Mass once each month at different parishes. Singers and instrumentalists (Brass, Woodwinds, Strings, and Percussion) contact Fr. Bruce Forman (314-231-7464 or revycm@charter.net) or Mrs. Mary Smith (314-962-9260 or smithycm@sbcglobal.net) for additional information and to schedule an audition. Visit our web pages at http://www.archstl.org/musicians or www.youngcatholicmusicians.com.

If you have any questions about how this ministry helps talented children, please ask Deacon Mike. Two of his sons were Young Catholic Musicians.

 

Friar Ed is back! Friar Ed has thrown away his crutches and will be back with us next Sunday. Please give him a warm welcome and let him know we missed him.

 

Saint Joan of Ark flea market is this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, until 4:00 pm each day.

 

Our Lady, Help of Christians Picnic, Sunday July 30. This is an outstanding country parish picnic! (And, it’s Father Koeninger’s parish.) There will be chicken and kettle beef dinners with liver dumplings and all the trimmings. Dinners are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. (A real bargain) There will also be a horseshoe tournament, quilt bingo, games, a silent auction, a $1,000.00 grand prize auction, a live band from 3:00-7:00 and much more. There are flyers at the entrances to the chapel.

 

It’s a nice drive out I-55 then 8 miles west on Highway 32.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Stewardship thought for the week

July 2, 2017 – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

“…whoever does not take up his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me.” – MATTHEW 10:38

 

Pope Benedict XVI said “The world offers you comfort. But you were not made for comfort, you were made for greatness”. “Comfort” puts me first. “Picking up your cross and following Jesus” puts God and others first. Why settle for comfort when you can achieve greatness! Pick up your cross, ask Jesus for guidance on using your gifts and live the life God intended for you!

 

Last weekend’s collections: Envelopes $721.24; loose $225.00

 

Total: $946.00

 

Date Intentions Celebrant
Saturday, July 1 Ann & Gene Smith Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, July 2 Joe Sulz TBA
Saturday, July 8 DraperBickham Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, July 9 Edward Klenc Father Paul Rothschild
     

Upcoming Masses:

 

This weekend there will be a second collection for Peter’s Pence. The purpose of the Peter’s Pence Collection is to provide the Holy Father with the financial means to respond to those who are suffering as a result of war, oppression, natural disaster, and disease.

 

Thank you for standing in solidarity with the Holy See through your generosity.

 

Charity Outreach—Our neighbors at Saint Wenceslaus are collecting school supplies for Saint Francis Cabrini Academy. The school supports children from the South City area. Helpful supplies include: crayons, pens, pencils, paper and other items. There are complete lists at the entrances to the chapel. Donated supplies will be dropped off on August 7. As always, thank you for your generosity.

 

AUDITIONS – FOR THE YOUNG CATHOLIC MUSICIANS 

The choir and orchestra of The Young Catholic Musicians are holding auditions in preparation for their 44th Year of service to the Church. These young people (aged 9-17) represent over 50 parishes and schools in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. They learn quality liturgical music and lead the music for Mass once each month at different parishes. Singers and instrumentalists (Brass, Woodwinds, Strings, and Percussion) contact Fr. Bruce Forman (314-231-7464 or revycm@charter.net) or Mrs. Mary Smith (314-962-9260 or smithycm@sbcglobal.net) for additional information and to schedule an audition. Visit our web pages at http://www.archstl.org/musicians or www.youngcatholicmusicians.com.

If you have any questions about this ministry helps talented children, please ask Deacon Mike. Two of his sons were Young Catholic Musicians.

 

Thank you—We received a nice Thank You note from Saint Martha’s Hall for the cereal donation. “All of us at Saint Martha’s Hall are so grateful for your kindness and compassion.”

 

Vacation—As you know, when you’re on vacation most of your bills just keep coming. The phone company doesn’t accept “I was on vacation” as a reason for not paying. Your church’s expenses also go on 365 days per year. In fact, our bills are usually higher in the summer. Please don’t forget us!

 

Many thanks to Father Bruce Forman and the parishioners of Saints Peter and Paul for hosting us for brunch last Sunday. The food was excellent and it was nice to visit with our Soulard neighbors. Hopefully this will become an annual event.

 

Happy Birthday, America! Tuesday we celebrate the 241st anniversary of our Declaration of Independence. In the midst of the barbecues and other fun gatherings, let’s not forget the reason for the Holiday.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Stewardship thought for the week

June 25, 2017 – 12th Sunday of Ordinary Times

 

“Everyone who acknowledges me before others I will acknowledge before my heavenly Father.” MATTHEW 10:32

 

Do you share your Catholic faith with others? Do you defend your Catholic faith or do you remain silent when the situation arises? Do you pray in public before meals? Pray for the strength and courage to be a joyful witness of our Catholic faith when the opportunity presents itself.

 

Last weekend’s collections: Envelopes $529.00; loose $206.00; Other $3.00

 

Total: $738.00

 

Date Intentions Celebrant
Saturday, June 24 Robert Staat & John Konecnik Father Paul Rothschild
Sunday, June 26 Lydia Milner Father Paul Rothschild
Saturday, July 1 Ann & Gene Smith Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, July 2 Joe Sulz TBA
     

Upcoming Masses:

 

 

ACA Update—To date you have pledged $4,330.00. Our goal is $4,432.00. We are very close. If you haven’t returned your pledge card please do so as soon as possible.

 

Next weekend there will be a second collection for Peter’s Pence. The purpose of the Peter’s Pence Collection is to provide the Holy Father with the financial means to respond to those who are suffering as a result of war, oppression, natural disaster, and disease.

 

Thank you for standing in solidarity with the Holy See through your generosity.

 

AUDITIONS – FOR THE YOUNG CATHOLIC MUSICIANS

The choir and orchestra of The Young Catholic Musicians are holding auditions in preparation for their 44th Year of service to the Church. These young people (aged 9-17) represent over 50 parishes and schools in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. They learn quality liturgical music and lead the music for Mass once each month at different parishes. Singers and instrumentalists (Brass, Woodwinds, Strings, and Percussion) contact Fr. Bruce Forman (314-231-7464 or revycm@charter.net) or Mrs. Mary Smith (314-962-9260 or smithycm@sbcglobal.net) for additional information and to schedule an audition. Visit our web pages at http://www.archstl.org/musicians or http://www.youngcatholicmusicians.com.

 

Free Concert—Friday, June 30 at the Cardinal Rigali Center. The concert will honor our veterans and will feature Saint Louis’ own world-famous Soprano Christine Westhoff. This will also mark the release of Christine’s new CD, Gloria Halleluja. Donations will go to the VA Medical Center at Jefferson Barracks.

 

What a great way to begin the Independence Day weekend!

 

Sign up for our parish app—Stay up-to-date on what’s happening with our parish app. You’ll get updates, weekly bulletins, prayers, and Catholic news. The app is free. All you have to do is text the word “app” to 88202.

 

Vacation—As you know, when you’re on vacation most of your bills just keep coming. The phone company doesn’t accept “I was on vacation” as a reason for not paying. Your church’s expenses also go on 365 days per year. In fact, our bills are usually higher in the summer. Please don’t forget us!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corpus Christi

Stewardship thought for the week

June 18, 2017 – 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 CORINTHIANS 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!

 

Last weekend’s collections: Envelopes $1,075.00; loose $501.00; Other $270.00

 

Total: $1,846.00

 

Date Intentions Celebrant
Saturday, June 17 Draper Bickham Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, June 18 Bill Korpecki TBA
Saturday, June 24 Robert Staat & John Konecnik Father Paul Rothschild
Sunday, June 26 Lydia Milner Father Paul Rothschild
     

Upcoming Masses:

 

 

ACA Update—To date you have pledged $4,330.00. Our goal is $4,432.00. We are very close. If you haven’t returned your pledge card please do so as soon as possible.

 

Read Between the Wines Summer Book ClubThe Daughters of Saint Paul will once again host their summer book club, WINE (Women in the New Evangelization) beginning at 1:00 pm on June 21 at their book store on Watson Road.

 

Stay connected with your faith and friends this summer while reading Who Does He Say You Are? by Coleen Mitchell. For more information call 314-965-3512.

 

Saints Peter and Paul parish will be hosting a get-to-know-your-brunch on Sunday, June 25. They have invited us and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. This should be a lot of fun and there will be some great food. The brunch is free but they need a head count to know how much food to prepare. There are sign-up sheets at the entrance to church. They will be accepting free-will donations. The deadline for signing up is today.

 

Free Concert—Friday, June 30 at the Cardinal Rigali Center. The concert will honor our veterans and will feature Saint Louis’ own world-famous Soprano Christine Westhoff. This will also mark the release of Christine’s new CD, Gloria Halleluja. Donations will go to the VA Medical Center at Jefferson Barracks.

 

What a great way to begin the Independence Day weekend!

 

Sign up for our parish app—Stay up-to-date on what’s happening with our parish app. You’ll get updates, weekly bulletins, prayers, and Catholic news. The app is free. All you have to do is text the word “app” to 88202.

 

Vacation—As you know, when you’re on vacation most of your bills just keep coming. The phone company doesn’t accept “I was on vacation” as a reason for not paying. Your church’s expenses also go on 365 days per year. In fact, our bills are usually higher in the summer. Please don’t forget us!
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Most Holy Trinity

Stewardship thought for the week

June 11, 2017 – Most Holy Trinity

 

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son…” JOHN 3:16

 

Is your love conditional? Is there a price others have to pay to receive your love? Are you generous with your time, money and possessions? If you give someone something, do you expect something in return? Do you give your time freely or do you “fit it in” when it’s convenient for you? Pray for a grateful and generous heart.

 

Last weekend’s collections: Envelopes $1,124.00; loose $219.00; Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital $289.00; Other $5.00

 

Total: $1,637.00

 

Date Intentions Celebrant
Saturday, June 10 Frances Dvoak Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, June 11 Aiden Klenc Father Paul Rothschild
Saturday, June 17 Draper Bickham Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, June 18 Bill Korpecki TBA
     

Upcoming Masses:

 

This Sunday, June 10 will be hospitality Sunday. Coffee and donuts will be served following 9:30 mass.

 

CHARITY OUTREACH:  We are currently collecting breakfast cereal for St. Martha’s Hall Emergency Shelter.  St Martha’s Hall is committed to helping battered women and their children break the cycle of violence in their lives.

 

St. Martha’s Hall hosts both kids and mothers, so all kinds of cereals are welcome, anything from a sweet treat for the kids to healthy granola.  Whatever your favorite cereal, pick up an extra box while at the store and share one with those in need.  Collection baskets are on the side altar and the final day for donations will be June 18.

 

More on Liturgical Ettiquette—from the bulletin of the Cathedral Basilica.

 

“Although the Church doesn’t require everyone to be dressed in their “Easter finest” every week for mass, please remember that the way we dress for church is, oftentimes, a sign of how important the celebration of the Eucharist is to us.

 

The bow immediately before receiving Holy Communion should be done with the conscious recognition that it is the Lord Himself before Whom we bow. He is truly present in the Eucharist and the extension of our hands must acknowledge our acceptance of a gift, not a grabbing for something owed us. The hands are completely empty, extended in the gesture of acceptance. The Lord should not be just another item among keys or other personal items.

 

Saints Peter and Paul parish will be hosting a get-to-know-your-brunch on Sunday, June 25. They have invited us and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. This should be a lot of fun and there will be some great food. The brunch is free but they need a head count to know how much food to prepare. There are sign-up sheets at the entrance to church. They will be accepting free-will donations. Please sign up this week at either entrance to the chapel.

 

Picnic follow-upMany thanks to everyone who helped make our picnic/barbecue successful. Unfortunately we had some unexpected competition so our results fell somewhat short of last year. Special thanks to Jim Peterson for chairing the event and to Greg Deutsch who prepared all the pork steaks at home.

 

Our total revenue was $4,176.65 with some expenses possibly outstanding. Last year the amount was $5,128.50.

 

Here’s the breakdown:

 

Dinners     $1,660.15

Raffle           1,136.00

Straws             513.50

Pulltabs             69.00

Ham raffle       100.00

Cash donation 530.00

Bar                   167.50

Total             4,176.65

 

Raffle winners:

Robert Sager   $500.00

Larry Havel       100.00

Phillip Lamczyk   50.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pentecost

Stewardship thought for the week

June 4, 2017-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 is our gift back to God. Generously sharing our gifts keeps us more “God-centered” and less “self-centered”.

 

Last weekend’s collections: Envelopes $845.00; loose $446.00; Other $55.00

 

Total: $1,346.00

 

Date Intentions Celebrant
Saturday, June 3 Kellie Schallon Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, June 4 Edward Klenc TBA
Saturday, June 10 Frances Dvoak Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, June 11 Aiden Klenc Father Paul Rothschild
     

Upcoming Masses:

 

 

There will be a second collection this weekend for the Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital

 

Next Sunday, June 10 will be hospitality Sunday. Coffee and donuts will be served following 9:30 mass.

 

CHARITY OUTREACH MAY:  During the month of May/June we will be collecting for St. Martha’s Hall Emergency Shelter.  St Martha’s Hall is committed to helping battered women and their children break the cycle of violence in their lives.

 

The emergency shelter has a little thing on their wish-list that would make a big difference for the facility: Breakfast Cereals!   St. Martha’s Hall hosts both kids and mothers, so all kinds of cereals are welcome, anything from a sweet treat for the kids to healthy granola.  Whatever your favorite cereal, pick up an extra box while at the store and share one with those in need.  Collection baskets are on the side altar and the final day for donations will be mid-June.

 

More on Liturgical Ettiquette—from the bulletin of the Cathedral Basilica.

 

“Churches are meant to be sacred space, places where all can pray and worship. While a cordial greeting is never out of place,, carrying on an audible and protracted conversation is never appropriate.

 

“Out of respect and reverence of Christ in the Eucharist, arriving at Mass on time and remaining until the priest has recessed down the aisle is appropriate behavior. Leaving Mass early amd disturbing the flow of communion in order to exit is unacceptable.

 

“Please place cell phones and beepers in the silent mode, and please remain in church ‘til the end to be blessed and commissioned to go forth in Jesus’ name.”

 

Saints Peter and Paul parish will be hosting a get-to-know-your-brunch on Sunday, June 25. They have invited us and Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. This should be a lot of fun and there will be some great food. The brunch is free but they need a head count to know how much food to prepare. There are sign-up sheets at the entrance to church. They will be accepting free-will donations.

 

Intentions to the Infant of Prague—Over the years SJN has received many blessings through our devotion to the Infant of Prague, including our continued existence. To make our devotion more personal, we have placed a basket near Saint Joseph’s altar and blank 3 X 5 cards. If you have a special prayer need, please place it on a card and put it in the basket. Remember, the Infant told Father Cyril that the more we honor Him, the more He will bless us.

 

Remember, your prayers are between you and God. No one else will see them. From time-to-time we will burn the cards.