Stewardship thought for the week
April 16, 2017-Easter Sunday
“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” COLOSSIANS 3:2
Do you put God first in all things? Possessions, money, power, ego can easily become gods to many of us. Do a quick check of what is important to you. Is God at the very top of the list? If not, your priorities need to be re-adjusted. Don’t let earthly things become a god before God.
Last weekend’s collections: Envelopes $967.00; loose $214.00; Catholic Home Missions $25.00; Other $25.00
|Saturday, April 15, Easter Vigil||Michael Tallent, Jr.||Father Frank Koeninger|
|Sunday, April 16, Easter||Bill Korpecki||Father Reginald Wolford|
|Saturday, April 22||Robert Staat||Father Frank Koeninger|
|Sunday, April 23||Frances Klenc||Father Paul Rothschild|
Special Collection: Our priests are our shepherds. You can show your appreciation for their years of service by giving generously to the Archbishop’s Easter Collection for Retired Priests today.
Once again this year, the deacons of the Archdiocese are sponsoring a Diaper Drive during April. All diapers collected will be distributed in our neighborhood. Please consider adding a box of diapers to your shopping list to be contributed to needy families. Disposable diapers can be a real financial burden to poor families. The last day for this collection is April 23.
Old photos: Volunteers have been going through all the old photos and documents on the third floor of the rectory. We were visited last week by two representatives of the Archdiocese Archives who gave us a lot of information on cataloging and preserving these valuable pieces of history.
Sadly many of the pictures aren’t labeled so we have no way of identifying them. We need your help! We have put a number of these items on our Facebook page (link above). Take a few minutes (hours ?) to browse through them. If you see anyone you recognize, let us know. This will be a great help to our members and to those who look to us for genealogy information.
The photo in last week’s bulletin was Father Prokes.
Thank you for your help.
The Annual Catholic Appeal begins next weekend. Pledge cards will be distributed at both masses. Why not sign yours while you’re here saving you time later. We’d like to wrap this up as soon as possible.
Crowning of the Infant Jesus of Prague will be held on Sunday, May 7, at 4:00 pm. This years crowner will be Fiona McGrath, daughter of Padraig & Sarah McGrath, granddaughter of Kevin and Rebecca Spradling. Dinner will follow in the hall. Reservations must be made in advance. Sign-up sheets are at the entrances to the chapel.