Stewardship thought for the week
April 5, 2015 – Easter Sunday
“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” – COLOSSIANS 3:2
On this day we thank God for His Son, Jesus, who died and rose for us. We celebrate and sing “Alleluia.” Let’s try to keep the joy of this Easter season in our hearts throughout the year! Pray daily and listen for God’s response on how we should use our gifts to fulfill His plan.
Last week’s collection: Envelopes $882.00; Loose $234.00
Masses this week:
|Saturday, April 4||Joseph Hromadka||Father Frank Koeninger|
|Sunday, April 5||Joe Klein||Father Paul Rothschild|
|Saturday, April 11||Droska, Miller, & Giebels families||Father Paul Rothschild|
|Sunday, April 12||Lerlene Jefferson||TBA|
Remember, God can never be outdone in generosity.
Holy Week: A big thank you to everyone who helped get the chapel ready for Holy Week.
Mark your calendars: The crowning of the Holy Infant of Prague will be Sunday, May 3. Everyone is welcome but if you want to attend the dinner following, you must order tickets. Forms are available on the tables in church.
The barbecue/picnic will be Sunday, June 7 from 11:00-5:00. Please watch the bulletin or the web site for more information.
Charity Outreach for March: We are still collecting non-perishable food items for Saint Vincent de Paul’s food pantry. We are extending the deadline until April 12. Thank you for your generosity.
The 2nd Collection today will be for Regina Cleri. Our priests have been there for us. We need to be there for them in their retirement.
To our visitors: Welcome to Saint John Nepomuk Chapel! Whether you’re an old friend joining us again for this special day, or if this is your first visit to our beautiful chapel, we’re glad you chose to spend part of your day with us.
If you’d like to be on our mailing list, there are visitor envelopes at the entrances of the chapel. It’s not necessary to put anything in the envelope (of course, you’re welcome to do so), but if you give us your contact information, we’ll be glad to put you on our mailing list.
You can also follow us on facebook at the address at the top of this bulletin.
Help Needed: We are in need of one or more altar servers for 9:30 Sunday mass. If you’re interested in providing this valuable service, please see Deacon Mike after mass or call the rectory. This ministry requires no extra time on your part.
As we celebrate Jesus’ victory death, I thought I’d share with you a part of Pope Francis’ Easter greeting:
This is the culmination of the Gospel, it is the Good News par excellence: Jesus, who was crucified, is risen! This event is the basis of our faith and our hope. If Christ were not raised, Christianity would lose its very meaning; the whole mission of the Church would lose its impulse, for this is the point from which it first set out and continues to set out ever anew. The message which Christians bring to the world is this: Jesus, Love incarnate, died on the cross for our sins, but God the Father raised him and made him the Lord of life and death. In Jesus, love has triumphed over hatred, mercy over sinfulness, goodness over evil, truth over falsehood, life over death.
That is why we tell everyone: “Come and see!” In every human situation, marked by frailty, sin and death, the Good News is no mere matter of words, but a testimony to unconditional and faithful love: it is about leaving ourselves behind and encountering others, being close to those crushed by life’s troubles, sharing with the needy, standing at the side of the sick, elderly and the outcast… “Come and see!”: Love is more powerful, love gives life, love makes hope blossom in the wilderness.