Stewardship thought for the week
October 2, 2016 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time
“For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice but rather of power and love and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7
Many of us compartmentalize our Faith, we bring it out only when we attend Mass or when we attend a parish event. Being a good steward requires discipline and striving to put God first in everything, all the time. The next time you are at a neighborhood party, at work or out shopping, would your actions signal to others that you are a good and faithful servant of our Lord?
Last week’s collection: Envelopes $1,150.00; Loose $244.00; Catholic University $25.00; Other $35.00
Total: $1,454.00 Remember, God can never be outdone in generosity.
|Saturday, October 1||Kellie Schallon||Father Paul Rothschild|
|Sunday, October 2||Larry Smid||Father Paul Rothschild|
|Saturday, October 8||Mary Duggan||Father Frank Koeninger|
|Sunday, October 9||Bill Korpecki||TBA|
There will be a second collection this weekend for the Formation of Permanent Deacons. Money raised from this collection helps cover some of the expenses of men in training to be deacons. Here at SJN, we are more aware than most of the value of deacons’ service to help in situations formerly handled only by priests. Thank you for your generosity!
Oktoberfest at Saint Pius V, South Grand at Utah, Friday, October 21. Delicious brats and cold brews from Civil Life Brewery. Dinner starts at 4:00. Live music starts at 6:00. There will be a 50/50 drawing and other prizes. Full plates are $8.00. Half plates are $4.00.
Beyond Sunday–Thanks to everyone who pledged to the Beyond Sunday campaign. As of now, we have received pledges totaling $36,000.00. In spite of our overly-ambitious goal, we were still high on the list of contributing churches in our group.
We have been notified that we will be receiving our first distribution (our 40% share of moneys received) of $2,635.34 during the month of September. We will put the money to good use.
Goulash Festival News—Plans are proceeding nicely. The GF letters and raffle tickets were mailed this week. Letters for members are located at the entrances to the Chapel. Please take yours home.
We are in need of prizes for our games. Gift cards are especially welcome but we can use all types of items. You may bring prizes to the rectory any time during business hours or drop them off in church.
We will be needing desserts on the day of the event (November 6). Many visitors come just for the home-made desserts so, thank you in advance, for contributing to the success of this important fund-raiser.
While the Goulash Festival does raise much-needed funds, it’s also an important way for us to reach out to the community. It would be great if every member of SJN could volunteer an hour or two of your time to meet and greet our neighbors and to help out where needed.
Soulard Oktoberfest which was threatened with cancellation, will be held Friday and Saturday,October 21 and 22. The festival has been moved from east of Broadway where it’s been in the past to Soulard Market Park. This change will put the event much closer to Saint John’s and could cause some traffic congestion for Saturday afternoon mass. Please allow some extra time to get here on that Saturday for 4:30 mass.
Mass Mob—Remember, our Mass Mob will be held on Sunday, January 8, the Feast of the Epiphany. Plans are well underway to make this a huge celebration. Be sure you talk it up to your friends and family. Again, this is an opportunity for everyone to pitch in. We will need ushers, extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist, greeters, and people to serve coffee and refreshments. There will be more information as we get closer to the big day.