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
|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|
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) or Mrs. Mary Smith (314-962-9260 or email@example.com) 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.