Stewardship thought for the week
March 29, 2015 – Palm Sunday
“Pilate again said to them, ‘Then what shall I do with the man whom you call the King of the Jews?’ And they cried out again, ‘Crucify him.’” – Mark 15:12-13
Jesus told us “whatever you do for the least of my brothers, you do for me.” Every day we are presented opportunities to help someone. Every day we have the opportunity to see the face of Jesus in others and be the face of Jesus to others. Pray for the courage to stand up for those in need of our help.
Last week’s collection: Envelopes $882.00; Loose $234.00
Masses this week:
|Saturday, March 28||John Brush||Father Frank Koeninger|
|Sunday, March 29||Joe Klein||Father Paul Rothschild|
|Thursday, April 2||Deceased 1st Responders||Father Paul Rothschild|
|Saturday, April 4||Joseph Hromadka||Father Paul Rothschild|
|Sunday, April 5||Bill Korpecki||Father Paul Rothschild|
Remember, God can never be outdone in generosity.
Bad Weather: OK, we’re being optimistic here and removing the bad weather notice until next year.
Holy Week: We will be decorating the chapel for Holy Week today, Sunday, after 9:30 mass. Please join us as we prepare for this holiest of weeks. Many hands make light work.
After the Good Friday service, we will be preparing the chapel for Easter.
Services for Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday will be held each day at 4:30 pm.
From the Young Catholic Musicians: “thank you for allowing us to come to your parish and celebrate mass with the wonderful parishioners of Saint John Nepomuk Parish. It truly was an enjoyable experience for each one. We are so grateful for the hospitality that was given to all of us in the YCM.”
You generously contributed $353.00 to support the YCM’s mission.
Charity Outreach for March: We are still collecting non-perishable food items for Saint Vincent de Paul’s food pantry. We are extending the deadline until April 12. Thank you for your generosity.
2nd Collections: There will be a 2nd collection for the Holy Land on Good Friday. The 2nd collection on Easter will be for Regina Cleri. Our priests have been there for us. We need to be there for them in their retirement.
There will be no Hospitality Sunday in April as the first Sunday is Easter Sunday.
Help Needed: We are in need of one or more altar servers for 9:30 Sunday mass. If you’re interested in providing this valuable service, please see Deacon Mike after mass or call the rectory. This ministry requires no extra time on your part.
Meditation: The insert in today’s bulletin is from Archbishop Carlson’s pastoral letter, Jesus Christ, The Divine Physician.
The liturgies of Holy Week remind us of the ups and downs in our own lives. Today, Palm Sunday, Jesus arrives in Jerusalem in triumph. The people recognize Him as their Savior.
Then on Thursday, one of His inner circle, the Apostle Judas will turn Him in to the authorities for thirty pieces of silver leading to his torture and death on Good Friday.
Then, next Sunday He will rise from the dead triumphant over even death itself. What a roller-coaster ride!
Most likely, you and I will never be crucified. But we do have our ups and downs. When we’re sick, or hurting, or lonely, of suffering in any way, it’s good to remember how Jesus overcame the greatest “down” of all and rose in glory just three days later.
Just as we share in His suffering, one day we hope to share in His resurrection.