Stewardship thought for the week
May 22, 2016 The Most Holy Trinity Sunday
“But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth…” JOHN 16:13
Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to help us know and live the truth. To prepare ourselves, we need to open our hearts to receive this gift before we can give it. Develop a daily prayer routine to ask the Holy Spirit to help guide our thoughts and actions.
Last week’s collection: Envelopes $975.00; Loose $200.00; Other $160.00
Total: $1,335.00 Remember, God can never be outdone in generosity.
|Saturday, May 21||Florence Chomin||Father Frank Koeninger|
|Sunday, May 22||Larry Smid||Father Francis Ryan|
|Saturday, May 28||Florence Chomin||Father Frank Koeninger|
|Sunday, May 29||Larry Smid||Father Paul Rothschild|
A Look Back – On Dec 7, 1941 – one of the most fateful days in America – the terrible news about Pearl Harbor spread throughout the crowd attending a lecture in the St. John Nepomuk (SJN) parish hall. All understood the impact of the Japanese attack. American and its people immediately girded for war.
In June, 1942, Fr. Prokes, the administrator of SJN called upon the parishioners to unite into a special organization, known as “The Home Front” to: aid and comfort our boys in the service; fulfill our civic and patriotic duties as citizens; join the Civil Defense Corps; and aid the Red Cross.
The Home Front sponsored many different activities, foremost being communication with the troops, that will be described further in a future column. These activities were financed primarily by an annual carnival held on the parish premises. The first of these carnivals as held Aug 22, 1942 and netted $1,200.
Information for this column was obtained from the book “125th Jubilee of St. John Nepomuk Church.
Annual Catholic Appeal—Our goal for this year is $3,731.00 which is just a few dollars above our 2015 total. To date we have pledged $3,170.00 so our goal is well within reach. We distributed 40 pledge cards and have received 29 back. Please return yours as soon as possible. The ACA helps so many of our less fortunate brothers and sisters.
Parish Picnic News: Our picnic/barbecue will be held on Sunday, June 5 and coincides with the Lafayette Square House Tour so we’re expecting a nice crowd. There will be an ad for the picnic in the House Tour book. There will also be an ad in the Saint Louis Review and in the Lafayette Square and Soulard Newspapers so we are expecting a nice crowd.
Thanks to Jim Peterson for once again stepping up to be our picnic chairman.
We are in need of prizes. If you can donate something, especially gift cards from local merchants, it will be much appreciated. We will also need desserts. Last year we ran out and had to make a last-minute “dessert run” to the store.
Yard signs for the picnic are available in church. If you can place one or more in a prominent location, please take as many as you need. Remember to return them after the picnic so we can use them again next year.
CHARITY OUTREACH MAY: During the month of May 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 three little things on their wish-list that would make a big difference for the facility: Trash Bags (sizes 13, 32, 64 gallon), Aluminum Foil, and Basic Tennis shoes (“Keds” style for women and kids, variety of sizes). If you wish to help out, a reminder of the wish-list-of-items-in-short-supply is available at the doors of the Chapel (look for neon-green flyers). Final day for donations will be May 23rd.
SJN APP: Stay connected to our community through our smart-phone/tablet app. App users are the first to know important things going on, upcoming events, and Catholic news. The app is available for iPhone and Android through their app stores. You can also download it by texting the word “app” to 88202, or you can scan this qr code: