Weekly bulletin of Saint John Nepomuk Chapel

Archive for July, 2017

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Stewardship thought for the week

July 16, 2017 – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

“The seed sown among thorns is the one who hears the word but then the cares of the world and the lure of riches choke the word and it bears no fruit.” – MATTHEW 13:22

 

Does the lure of riches and material goods choke God out of your life? Are you so caught up in worldly activities that you have no time for God? Stewardship is a lifestyle to be lived every day. It effects all the decisions we make. What we receive at Mass every Sunday should be shared with others all the other days of the week.

 

Last weekend’s collections: Envelopes $1,514.00; loose $254.00; Peter’s Pence $30.00; Other $145.00

 

Total: $1,943.00

 

Date Intentions Celebrant
Saturday, July 15 Alois & Frances Hlavin Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, July 16 Bill Korpecki Friar Ed Mundwiller
Saturday, July 22 Michael Tallent, Jr. Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, July 23 Aidan Klenc Father Paul Rothschild
     

Upcoming Masses:

 

 

Charity Outreach—Our neighbors at Saint Wenceslaus are collecting school supplies for Saint Francis Cabrini Academy. The school supports children from the South City area. Helpful supplies include: crayons, pens, pencils, paper and other items. There are complete lists at the entrances to the chapel. Donated supplies will be dropped off on August 7. As always, thank you for your generosity.

 

AUDITIONS – FOR THE YOUNG CATHOLIC MUSICIANS 

The choir and orchestra of The Young Catholic Musicians are holding auditions in preparation for their 44th Year of service to the Church. These young people (aged 9-17) represent over 50 parishes and schools in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. They learn quality liturgical music and lead the music for Mass once each month at different parishes. Singers and instrumentalists (Brass, Woodwinds, Strings, and Percussion) contact Fr. Bruce Forman (314-231-7464 or revycm@charter.net) or Mrs. Mary Smith (314-962-9260 or smithycm@sbcglobal.net) for additional information and to schedule an audition. Visit our web pages at http://www.archstl.org/musicians or www.youngcatholicmusicians.com.

If you have any questions about how this ministry helps talented children, please ask Deacon Mike. Two of his sons were Young Catholic Musicians.

 

Friar Ed is back! Friar Ed has thrown away his crutches and will be back with us this Sunday. Please give him a warm welcome and let him know we missed him.

 

Our Lady, Help of Christians Picnic, Sunday July 30. This is an outstanding country parish picnic! (And, it’s Father Koeninger’s parish.) There will be chicken and kettle beef dinners with liver dumplings and all the trimmings. Dinners are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. (A real bargain) There will also be a horseshoe tournament, quilt bingo, games, a silent auction, a $1,000.00 grand prize auction, a live band from 3:00-7:00 and much more. There are flyers at the entrances to the chapel.

 

It’s a nice drive out I-55 then 8 miles west on Highway 32.

 

174th Annual Homecoming PicnicSt. Mary of Victories will be hosting its St. Stephen of Hungary 174th Annual Homecoming Picnic on August 20. Mass at 11 am, Festival at 12:30. Fried Chicken, Goulash, Hungarian Fried Bread, Pastries, Homemade Cake, Italian Ice / Ice Cream, and Kettle Corn will be offered. Beer and Soda. Live Music from the Czech Express! 50/50 Raffle, BBQ Grill Raffle, and a Silent Auction also offered. Come celebrate with us! All are welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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14th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Stewardship thought for the week

July 9, 2017 – 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

“For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.” – MATTHEW 11:30

 

When we think of being good stewards, we may think that God is asking too much of us when He calls us to generously share our time, talent and treasure. However, we must remember that we are not “owners” of anything, we are merely “stewards” of the gifts God has given us. All He is asking is that we give back a small portion of what He has already given to us.

 

Last weekend’s collections: Envelopes $1,237.00; loose $528.00; Peter’s Pence $170.00; Other $80.00

 

Total: $2,015.00

 

Date Intentions Celebrant
Saturday, July 8 DraperBickham Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, July 9 Edward Klenc Father Paul Rothschild
Saturday, July 15 Alois & Frances Hlavin Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, July 16 Bill Korpecki Friar Ed Mundwiller
     

Upcoming Masses:

 

There will be donuts and coffee this Sunday, July 9, in the hall following 9:30 mass.

 

Charity Outreach—Our neighbors at Saint Wenceslaus are collecting school supplies for Saint Francis Cabrini Academy. The school supports children from the South City area. Helpful supplies include: crayons, pens, pencils, paper and other items. There are complete lists at the entrances to the chapel. Donated supplies will be dropped off on August 7. As always, thank you for your generosity.

 

AUDITIONS – FOR THE YOUNG CATHOLIC MUSICIANS 

The choir and orchestra of The Young Catholic Musicians are holding auditions in preparation for their 44th Year of service to the Church. These young people (aged 9-17) represent over 50 parishes and schools in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. They learn quality liturgical music and lead the music for Mass once each month at different parishes. Singers and instrumentalists (Brass, Woodwinds, Strings, and Percussion) contact Fr. Bruce Forman (314-231-7464 or revycm@charter.net) or Mrs. Mary Smith (314-962-9260 or smithycm@sbcglobal.net) for additional information and to schedule an audition. Visit our web pages at http://www.archstl.org/musicians or www.youngcatholicmusicians.com.

If you have any questions about how this ministry helps talented children, please ask Deacon Mike. Two of his sons were Young Catholic Musicians.

 

Friar Ed is back! Friar Ed has thrown away his crutches and will be back with us next Sunday. Please give him a warm welcome and let him know we missed him.

 

Saint Joan of Ark flea market is this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, until 4:00 pm each day.

 

Our Lady, Help of Christians Picnic, Sunday July 30. This is an outstanding country parish picnic! (And, it’s Father Koeninger’s parish.) There will be chicken and kettle beef dinners with liver dumplings and all the trimmings. Dinners are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. (A real bargain) There will also be a horseshoe tournament, quilt bingo, games, a silent auction, a $1,000.00 grand prize auction, a live band from 3:00-7:00 and much more. There are flyers at the entrances to the chapel.

 

It’s a nice drive out I-55 then 8 miles west on Highway 32.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


13th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Stewardship thought for the week

July 2, 2017 – 13th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

“…whoever does not take up his cross and follow after me is not worthy of me.” – MATTHEW 10:38

 

Pope Benedict XVI said “The world offers you comfort. But you were not made for comfort, you were made for greatness”. “Comfort” puts me first. “Picking up your cross and following Jesus” puts God and others first. Why settle for comfort when you can achieve greatness! Pick up your cross, ask Jesus for guidance on using your gifts and live the life God intended for you!

 

Last weekend’s collections: Envelopes $721.24; loose $225.00

 

Total: $946.00

 

Date Intentions Celebrant
Saturday, July 1 Ann & Gene Smith Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, July 2 Joe Sulz TBA
Saturday, July 8 DraperBickham Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, July 9 Edward Klenc Father Paul Rothschild
     

Upcoming Masses:

 

This weekend there will be a second collection for Peter’s Pence. The purpose of the Peter’s Pence Collection is to provide the Holy Father with the financial means to respond to those who are suffering as a result of war, oppression, natural disaster, and disease.

 

Thank you for standing in solidarity with the Holy See through your generosity.

 

Charity Outreach—Our neighbors at Saint Wenceslaus are collecting school supplies for Saint Francis Cabrini Academy. The school supports children from the South City area. Helpful supplies include: crayons, pens, pencils, paper and other items. There are complete lists at the entrances to the chapel. Donated supplies will be dropped off on August 7. As always, thank you for your generosity.

 

AUDITIONS – FOR THE YOUNG CATHOLIC MUSICIANS 

The choir and orchestra of The Young Catholic Musicians are holding auditions in preparation for their 44th Year of service to the Church. These young people (aged 9-17) represent over 50 parishes and schools in the Archdiocese of St. Louis. They learn quality liturgical music and lead the music for Mass once each month at different parishes. Singers and instrumentalists (Brass, Woodwinds, Strings, and Percussion) contact Fr. Bruce Forman (314-231-7464 or revycm@charter.net) or Mrs. Mary Smith (314-962-9260 or smithycm@sbcglobal.net) for additional information and to schedule an audition. Visit our web pages at http://www.archstl.org/musicians or www.youngcatholicmusicians.com.

If you have any questions about this ministry helps talented children, please ask Deacon Mike. Two of his sons were Young Catholic Musicians.

 

Thank you—We received a nice Thank You note from Saint Martha’s Hall for the cereal donation. “All of us at Saint Martha’s Hall are so grateful for your kindness and compassion.”

 

Vacation—As you know, when you’re on vacation most of your bills just keep coming. The phone company doesn’t accept “I was on vacation” as a reason for not paying. Your church’s expenses also go on 365 days per year. In fact, our bills are usually higher in the summer. Please don’t forget us!

 

Many thanks to Father Bruce Forman and the parishioners of Saints Peter and Paul for hosting us for brunch last Sunday. The food was excellent and it was nice to visit with our Soulard neighbors. Hopefully this will become an annual event.

 

Happy Birthday, America! Tuesday we celebrate the 241st anniversary of our Declaration of Independence. In the midst of the barbecues and other fun gatherings, let’s not forget the reason for the Holiday.