Stewardship thought for the week
October 30, 2016 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time
“But Zacchaeus stood there and said to the Lord, ‘Behold, half of my possessions, Lord, I will give to the poor, and if I extorted anything from anyone I shall repay it four times over.’” LUKE 19:8
We are all called to graciously give back to the Lord in proportion to the blessings we have been given. This means everyone isn’t called to give the same amount, but is called to give equal sacrifice. No amount is too small or insignificant! Open your heart, how is God calling you?
Last week’s collection: Envelopes $930.00; Loose $115.00; World Mission Sunday $244.00
Total: $1,289.00 Remember, God can never be outdone in generosity.
|Saturday, October 29||Michael Talent, Jr.||Father Frank Koeninger|
|Sunday, October 30||Dorothy Belaska||Father Paul Rothschild|
|Saturday, November 5||Horak & Capone Families||Father Paul Rothschild|
|Sunday, November 6||John & Francis Klenc||TBA|
Second Collection this weekend is for the victims of the hurricane in Haiti. Please see the attached letter from Archbishop Carlson. Thank you, in advance, for your generosity.
Second Collection next weekend is for retired religious. Again, thank you for your generosity
Goulash Festival News—
We are still 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.
Please mark your name on your cake pans, what kind of cake it is, and whether it contains nuts.
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.
Servers needed for Sunday morning mass. Steve Frei has been helping out, but we’d like to spread the workload a little bit. If you’d like to help, please see Deacon Mike after mass or call the rectory. It’s a good way to get more involved in the Eucharist.
,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.
Deacon Mike: I will be having back surgery on Tuesday (a poor way to spend the Feast of All Saints but at least I’ll be able to spend Halloween with my grandson). According to the doctor, I may be away as long as a month. I want to thank everyone for pitching in on the Goulash Festival and on the preparations for the Mass Mob. I know I’m leaving everything in good hands.
I will be speaking to Sue on a regular basis so if you have any questions or special needs for me, please let her know.
I’d especially appreciate it if you would remember me in your prayers as I will you.