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