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
|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|
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mrs. Mary Smith (314-962-9260 or email@example.com) 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!