24th Sunday of Ordinary Time
Stewardship thought for the week
September 17, 2017 – 24th Sunday in Ordinary Time
“For if we live, we live for the Lord, and if we die, we die for the Lord; so then, whether we live or die, we are the Lord’s” – ROMANS 14:8
This is the essence of stewardship – everything we have and everything we are is a gift from God. We aren’t “owners” of anything, we are merely “stewards” of the gifts that God has given us, especially our very own lives. Pray to God, daily, and ask Him how He wants you to use the gifts He has given you.
.Last week’s collection: Envelopes $1,238.05; Loose $184.00; Hurricane Relief $567.00 .Other $45.00Total: $2,059.05 Remember, God can never be outdone in generosity.
|Saturday, September 16||Kellie Schallon||Father Frank Koeninger|
|Sunday, September 17||Bill Korpecki||Father Paul Rothschild|
|Saturday, September 23||Frances Dvorak||Father Paul Rothschild|
|Sunday, September 24||Anezka Jeglova||TBA|
The fourth annual mass for deceased children will be celebrated this Sunday, September 17 at 2:00 pm at Saint Mary Magdalen Church. The celebrant will be Father Carl Scheble VF, pastor of Saint John the Baptist parish and Dean of the South City Deanery. All are welcome, especially those who have lost a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion, accident or illness. Saint Mary Magdalen Church is the official site of the Deceased Children’s Memorial.
Volunteer Opportunity—Ronald McDonald House Charities is opening its fourth Saint Louis Family Room and is in need of volunteers. They are opening a new room on the third floor of the new Saint Louis Children’s Hospital and expect to serve 5,000 families per year.
All they are asking for is a minimum three-hour shifts per month.
This looks like a very rewarding opportunity to be of service to young patients and their families.
Learn more at https://rmcstl.com/get-involved.
Welcome Deacon Joseph J. Iovanna. Deacon Joe will be joining us as Assistant Director on Monday, September 18. Please welcome him as he begins this new chapter in his diaconal ministry. Deacon Joe will be in training to become Director of SJN when Deacon Mike retires at the end of the year.
Saints Peter and Paul Fall Festival, next Sunday, September 24, 2017 from 11:00 am –3:00 pm.
There will be breakfast (reservations required), music by “The Gaslight Squares” jazz band from noon – 3:00 pm, a grand raffle, and 60+ baskets in the silent auction.
There will also be a cake booth, pull tabs, a bounce house and face painting for the kids. Food will be served outside as well.
Please support our neighboring parish.
Contact Phyllis Sandusky at 314.231.9923 for breakfast reservations.
Saint Theodore Parish is holding their annual Fall Festival this Sunday, September 17 from 11:30-7:00. Dinners are family-style turkey and sausage.
There will be live music, quilts, and amusements. Saint Theodore is in Flint Hill, MO just north of Wentsville.
Welcome to the Church Finnegan Patrick Johnson, grandson of Deacon Mike and Jan, who was baptized last Saturday here at SJN.