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27th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Stewardship thought for the week

October 8, 2017 – 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

“The stone the builders rejected has become the corner stone…” – MATTHEW 21:42

 

Jesus was the corner stone and He was rejected by the religious and political leaders of his day, as well as ordinary citizens. Living a stewardship lifestyle may cause you to be “rejected” by others in today’s society. For example, saying grace before a meal in a restaurant may attract some strange looks from some. But to others it is sign that God is alive and well!

 

Last weekend’s collections: Envelopes $1,265.02; loose $201.00; Permanent Diaconate Formation $541.00

 

Total: $2,007.02

 

Date Intentions Celebrant
Saturday, October 7 Jim Brush Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, October 8 Bill Korpecki Father Paul Rothshild
Saturday, October 14 Draper Bickham Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, October 15 John & Teresa Armbruster

 

TBA
     

Upcoming Masses:

 

 

 

 

Goulash Festival News–The menu for the festival will be goulash over noodles or ½ baked chicken with green beans, mashed potatoes, applesauce, dessert, coffee and tea. Adult dinners are $11.00 and kids under 12 are just $5.00.

 

There will be games, booths, church tours, and live music by Czech express.

 

We are in need of items for prizes. Please bring any new gifts or gift cards to the rectory. Your generosity will go a long way to making our biggest annual fund raiser a success.

 

We will be raffling hams and turkeys at the Festival. Contributions of these items will be greatly appreciated. Please contact Sue at the rectory.

 

We also need workers. Please contact Bob Deppe 314.604.9920 to schedule a time. It’s not really work. You get to meet a lot of nice people and you’re helping spread the word about SJN.

 

Rest in Peace Mary Anne Jerabeck who passed away this week. May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed rest in peace.

 

This Sunday is Hospitality Sunday. Coffee and donuts will be served in the hall following 9:30 mass. Please join us.

 

Spend a Sunday afternoon with your friends at Cure of Ars during our Fall Fete (670 S. Laclede Station Rd, 63119).  Enjoy fried chicken dinners (large $10, small $7), bingo, raffles, Country Store, concessions and games for all ages.  Picnic runs from 11:30am until 5:00pm when raffle winners will be announced.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

Date Intentions Celebrant
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
     

Upcoming Masses:

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

Stewardship thought for the week

 September 10, 2017 – 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

“You, son of man, I have appointed watchman for the house of Israel.” – EZEKIEL 33:7

Many of us are generous with our gifts. However, how often is our generosity at the minimum level required?  We do just enough or give just enough. Remember, the Lord calls us to be generous with all the gifts He has given us, to grow them and return them with increase.

Last week’s collection: Envelopes $1,043.71; Loose $176.00; Catholic University $272.00

Total:  $1,491.71                                                   Remember, God can never be outdone in generosity.

 Upcoming Masses:

Date Intentions Celebrant
Saturday, September 9 Draper Bickham Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, September 10 Joe Klein Father Paul Rothschild
Saturday, September 16 Kellie Schallon Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, September 17 Bill Korpecki Father Paul Rothschild
     

 

 

 

Goulash Festival Planning Meeting Will be held in the hall this Tuesday, September 12 at 6:30.  Please mark your calendar and plan to attend this important meeting.

 

This weekend there will be a 2nd collection for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.  In addition, Hurricanes Irma and Jose are slamming into the Caribbean Islands and Florida.  The need is much greater than it was just a week ago, so please be generous.

 

Hospitality Sunday is today.  Coffee and donuts will be served in the hall after 9:30 mass.

 

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.

 

 

Saints Peter and Paul Fall Festival, 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.  If you would like to attend the breakfast as part of the SJN group, please contact Sue at the rectory.

 

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.

 

Archbishop Carlson will be dedicating their newly installed stained glass window at the 9:30 mass.

 

 

Please support our neighboring parish.

 

Contact Phyllis Sandusky at 314.231.9923 for breakfast reservations.

 

Saint Theodore Parish is holding their annual Fall Festival on 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


22nd Sunday of Ordinary Time

Stewardship thought for the week

September 3, 2017 – 22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

“What profit would there be for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?” – MATTHEW 16:26

St. Francis of Assisi once said, “Remember, you are what you are in the eyes of God, and nothing else.” We often forget this stewardship wisdom when we spend all of our time, talent and treasure to gain more of the world’s riches. We need to set our priorities based on God’s values and not the values of the material world.

Last week’s collection: Envelopes $1,367.92; Loose $400.00; other $96.00

Total:  $1,883.92                                                   Remember, God can never be outdone in generosity.

 Upcoming Masses:

Date Intentions Celebrant
Saturday, September 2 Michael Tallent, Jr Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, September 3 Lerlene Jefferson Father Paul Rothschild
Saturday, September 9 Draper Bickham Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, September 10 Joe Klein Father Paul Rothschild
     

 

 

 

Goulash Festival Planning Meeting Will be held in the hall Tuesday, September 12 at 6:30.  Please mark your calendar and plan to attend this important meeting.

 

This weekend there will be a 2nd collection for the Catholic University of America.

 

Next weekend there will be a 2nd collection for the victims of Hurricaine Harvey.

 

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 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, 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 on 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


21st Sunday of Ordinary Time

Stewardship thought for the week

 

 

 

August 27, 2017 – 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

“Or who has given the Lord anything that he may be repaid?” – ROMANS 11:35

 

St. Paul reminds us of a central fact of stewardship. We cannot give the Lord anything, because God already owns it all. God made everything. All that we can do is return a portion of God’s many gifts back to Him. Sincere gratitude for our gifts opens our hearts to joyful generosity!

 

Last week’s collection: Envelopes $1,155.35; Loose $204.00; other $270.00

Total:  $1,629.35                                                     Remember, God can never be outdone in generosity.

 

 

Date Intentions Celebrant
Saturday, August 26 Otto & Rose Marie Stanovsky Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, August 27 Bill Korpecki Father Paul Rothschild
Saturday, September 2 Michel Tallent, Jr Father Frank Koeninger
Sunday, September 3 Lerlene Jefferson TBA
     

Upcoming Masses:

 

 

Goulash Festival Planning Meeting Will be held in the hall Tuesday, September 12 at 6:30.  Please mark your calendar and plan to attend this important meeting.

 

Next weekend there will be a 2nd collection for the Catholic University of America.

 

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 September 18.  Please welcome him as he begins this new chapter in his diaconal ministry. More details to follow.

 

Saints Peter and Paul Fall Festival, 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.

 

This weekend is the Feast of Saint Louis IX, King of France, the patron of our Archdiocese is this weekend.  Of course we have a statue of him just as you come into church.  He is one of only two kings depicted here.  The other is Saint

Wenceslas just across from Louis.

 

More than once in his lifetime Louis was heard to say that his baptism was more important than his coronation as king.  You can read one of those quotes above our baptismal font.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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.