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The Knights of Columbus are not only responsible for the Fish Fry and the Mother’s Day Breakfast, but also the Church Picnic, the church Dance, the Ping Pong Tournament and the Trivia Dinner

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The World Meeting of Families 2022
The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston will celebrate Pope Francis’ call for meetings of families across the world, in all dioceses, with days of celebration, from Wednesday, June 22nd, until Sunday, June 26th. Each day will be celebrated with a Mass, a reception, and speakers who will present talks on the intersection of our Catholic Faith and issues pertaining to marriage and family life: parenting, sexuality, divorce, and health.

Wednesday, June 22nd, will be held at the Co-Cathedral in Charleston, with Bishop Brennan presiding at Mass at 6 PM, with speakers and a reception to follow.

Thursday, June 23rd, will be held at St. Leo in Inwood, with Fr. Alfred Obiudu presiding at Mass at 6 PM, with speakers and a reception to follow.

Friday, June 24th, will be held at St. John XXIII Pastoral Center in Charleston, with Monsignor Samuel Sacus presiding at Mass at 6 PM, with speakers and a reception to follow.

Saturday, June 25th, will be a special outdoor fest at St. Francis de Sales Central Catholic School in Morgantown, with Mass, confessions, adoration, music, speakers, activities for kids, and food.

Sunday, June 26th, will be held at the Cathedral of St. Joseph in Wheeling, with Bishop Brennan presiding at Mass at 3 PM, with speakers and a reception to follow.

 

 

Help Needed

 

The cleaning crew will need some extra help this coming Tuesday, May 10.  A couple of the cleaners will not be able to  help that day and extra cleaning is needed for the funeral on Saturday.  If you are able to help that day please come to church between 10:30 and 11:00 am. 

 

The Catholic Charities Romney office is looking for furniture for a single grandmother in need.  She needs a dining table and chairs, a vacuum, sofa, beds and dressers. 

If you have a couple of hours to spare the Catholic Charities office could use some help sorting and bagging personal care items. 

Please call their office, 340-822-5414, Monday through Thursday, if you can help with either of these items.

 

 

Parish Council Nominees

The following parishioners have accepted their nomination for the Parish Pastoral Council:  Dan Bowley, Margaret Broderick, Mark Mizin, Margo Rogers and Maureen Wysopal.  There are four members that will be replaced this year.  You can vote for up to 4 people.

Ballots will be available beginning next weekend, until May 29.  You can put the completed ballots in the box at the back of church, in the mailbox outside, or email the names to our parish email:

ologrwv@gmail.com

 

 

Eucharistic ministers are needed.  If you are interested, contact Gayle Bogard or the office.

Prayer of the Faithful Requests

“We will be adding parishioner’s requests for prayers to our “Prayer of the Faithful” prayers at Sunday Masses.  Parishioners may put prayer requests in the collection basket, or email them to the church office.  The requests must relate to a parishioner (family or close friend), or a person in need in our community.  The name of the parishioner submitting the prayer request must be on the request.  Father Thomas will determine if a request meets the criteria for being used at Mass.” Special prayer requests can also be submitted for the prayer list in the bulletin.

 


 

We are setting up a system to check on parishioners who live alone. If you, or someone you know in the parish, live alone, and would like to have a check up call, or if you would be interested in calling someone to check on them, please contact the office or Fr. Giles.

In Catholic tradition, the month of May is dedicated to Mary. Chosen by God above all other women, Mary's faith and obedience paved the way for the Incarnation. Her example teaches us faith, obedience, humility and most of all, how to love. According to St. Thomas of Villanova, "If in this world any creature ever loved God with whole heart, with whole soul, and with whole mind, she was the creature.”

At the foot of the cross, her heart broke for Jesus, yet she accepted God's will not only for her Son, but for herself in her new role as mother to us all. (John 19:25-27) As we honor our earthly mothers this month, let's honor our heavenly mother as well. Those devoted to her are always led to her Son. For her wise counsel tells us, "Do whatever he tells you." (John 2:5)

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End of the Year of St. Joseph: Act of Consecration

“O great Saint Joseph, whom God has made the Head of the Holy Family, accept me, I beseech you, though utterly unworthy, to be a member of your “Holy House.” Forsake me not, but adopt me as a servant and child of the Holy Family. Watch over me at all times. Console and strengthen me, with the presence of Jesus and Mary, so that with you, I may praise and adore the Holy Trinity for all eternity. O my Spiritual Father, I hereby consecrate myself to you. In faithful imitation of Jesus and Mary, I place myself and all my concerns under your care and protection. To you, after Jesus and Mary, I consecrate my body and soul, with all their faculties, my spiritual growth, my home, and all my affairs and undertakings”. Amen.

St. Joseph, Pray for us! In the name of the Father…

The Knights of Columbus Council #10011 meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm in Quinn Hall

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What is the

 

Sacrifice of the Holy Mass

 

      Perhaps the best way to describe this connection is to say that in the Mass we re-link ourselves to Calvary.  In the Mass, Christ’s sacrifice on Calvary is perpetuated by the priest, who offers it anew to the Father.  St. Paul told his converts in Corinth, "Every time, then, you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes" (1 Corinthians 11:26).

       It is not a new sacrifice, but rather the same sacrifice that Jesus offered on the cross 2,000 years ago.  The Eucharist is not a matter of "repeating" that action but of reestablishing our bond with it. The difference, however, is that Jesus no longer  dies at each Mass, but is simply re-offered to the Father.  It is a “bloody” sacrifice only in the sense that it contains the Body and Blood of Christ.  But it is “unbloody” in the sense that it is offered only in a sacramental fashion under the appearances of bread and wine. 

     In other words, in the Mass, we re-present -- or mystically renew -- the Sacrifice of Calvary.  In other words, we offer Jesus’ sacrifice to God the Father on the altar during Eucharistic celebration   for the remission of our sins, using signs and symbols.  This means that, once again, we offer Christ to the Father, saying: "Father, look upon the Lamb that was slain for our sake." By the words of consecration, Christ is made present again through the “transubstantiation" of the bread and wine into Christ's Body and Blood.

10th World Meeting of Families

From Wednesday, June 22nd, until Sunday, June 26th, the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston will be celebrating the global World Meeting of Families with events throughout the state. Most of the celebrations will consist of a Mass, a reception, and a lineup of speakers, along with one special Catholic Family Fest on Saturday, June 25th, that will include Masses, speakers, activities for kids, food, music, confessions, adoration, and Catholic vendors. The names of our speakers and their dates are listed below. The events are entirely free to the public, but we ask everyone to register with us ahead of time. For more information, please contact Jeanne McKeets in the Office of Evangelization & Catechesis at 304-233-0880, ext. 374.  And to register, please go to our website at https://dwc.org/world-meeting-of-families/

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

Basilica of the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Charleston
6:00pm – Mass, Bishop Brennan presiding
Speakers and Reception to Follow

Speakers: Tim Bishop, Nick Chancey, & Colleen Criste  

Thursday, June 23rd, 2022

St. Leo Catholic Church, Inwood

6:00pm – Mass, Fr. Alfred Obiudu presiding

Speakers and Reception to Follow

Speakers: Joyce Bibey, Tim Bishop, Nick Chancey, & Tyler and Sydney Kilbane

Friday, June 24th, 2022

St. John XXIII Pastoral Center, Charleston
6:00pm – Mass, Monsignor Samuel Sacus presiding

Speakers and Reception to Follow

Speakers: Tim Bishop, Colleen Criste, & Daniel Maul

Saturday, June 25th, 2022

St. Francis de Sales School, Morgantown
All Day Festival with Food, Kids Activities, Music, Confession, Adoration, and Vendors

8:00pm – Mass, Msgr. Cincinnati presiding
Speakers: Tim Bishop, Deacon Walter Calabrese, Colleen Criste, Seth Johnson, & Micah Schlittenhardt

Sunday, June 26th, 2022

Cathedral of St. Joseph, Wheeling

6:00pm – Mass, Bishop Brennan presiding
Speakers and Reception to Follow

Speakers: Joyce Bibey, Nick Chancey, & Daniel Mau

Grieving Parents Retreat

NEW DATE!  The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and the Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents will be hosting a retreat for grieving parents at St. Mary Catholic Church in Morgantown, WV on Saturday, July 16, beginning at 9:30 am and ending approximately 7:30 pm.  This spiritual retreat is for grieving parents whose children of any age have died by any cause, no matter how long ago.  Please see the attached link for additional information including registration: https://www.emfgp.org/events/03-12-22-one-day-retreat-at-st-mary-church-morgantown-wv/.  If you have any questions regarding the retreat, please contact Ed Cesa at 724-324-9222.

Prayer for Priests

Gracious and loving God, we thank your for the gift of our priests.
Through them, we experience your presence in the sacraments.

Help our priests to be strong in their vocation.
Set their souls on fire with love for your people.

Grant them the wisdom, understanding, and strength they need to follow in the footsteps of Jesus.
Inspire them with the vision of your Kingdom.

Give them the words they need to spread the Gospel.
Allow them to experience joy in their ministry.

Help them to become instruments of your divine grace.

We ask this through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns as our Eternal Priest.

Amen

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Saint Michael the Archangel isn't a saint, but rather he is an angel, and the leader of all angels and of the army of God. This is what the title "Archangel" means, that he is above all the others in rank.  St. Michael has four main responsibilities or offices, as we know from scripture and Christian tradition.

· The first is to combat Satan.

· The second is to escort the faithful to heaven at their hour of death.

· The third is to be a champion of all Christians, and the Church itself.

· And the fourth is to call men from life on Earth to their heavenly judgment.

Very little is known about St Michael other than what we know from scriptures, and even there information is sparse.

In Daniel, St. Michael is mentioned twice. The first time as one who helped Daniel, and the second time he is mentioned with regard to the end times of the world when he will stand for the "children of thy people" (Daniel 10:13-21, 12:1).

His next mention comes in the Epistle of St. Jude, where St. Michael is said to guard the tombs

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We are looking for greeters for Sundays.  If you would like to be a greeter please contact Gayle Bogard (gmbogard@gmail.com 

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Monthly Bible Study

Fr. Giles will be explaining parts of the bible on Tuesday, of every month.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  It will be in the church hall after the 12:00 noon Mass.  Please bring your own lunch.  Weather permitting the talks will continue the first Tuesday of each month.

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The rosary is recited before every Sunday Mass 

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Please send in names for the new prayer list in the bulletin, or write them on the list in the vestibule.

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Registration

Coming to Our Lady of Grace regularly but not a member?  Contributing but not receiving a tax credit for charitable donations from Our Lady of Grace?  Joining the parish is easy!  Registration forms are on the table in the vestibule.  Simply fill one out and put it in the collection basket. 

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It has come to our attention that some parishioners are interested in preplanning their funeral Mass,  We have a book with suggested readings and Gospels.  We will also have a form for you to fill out with the items that you have selected; readings, hymns, etc.  If you would like to preplan your service please contact the office.  We will let you borrow one of the books to use to fill out the form.  We will keep a copy of the form on file in the church office.  

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Thank you for your continued support.  Don't forget to donate to the Catholic Sharing Appeal.  The large sign in front of the church is in need of repair or replacement.  The money we get from the CSA  will go toward that.

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Sacrament of Marriage

Please contact our office at least 6 months in advance of the desired date

 

Sacrament of Baptism

please call the office to set up an appointment

 

Office Hours: 

Tuesdays & Thursdays

9:00 am—3:00 pm

Please use office door

 

Location

299 School Street

Romney, WV  26757-0871

304-822-5561

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Parish Email: 

ologrwv@gmail.com

 

Sunday Message

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There is no greater glory and honor that one can offer than the willing sacrifice of one's life for the sake of another. This is the true nature of love - the total self-giving and free offering of one's life for the good of another. God the Father showed the unfathomable depth of his love and mercy by willingly offering his only begotten Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, as the atoning sacrifice for the sin of the world. The Lord Jesus died for our sins to bring us abundant new life in his Spirit, and to restore our nature to the true image and likeness of God. Jesus gave his disciples a new commandment and way of loving - to love one's neighbor as oneself. This new commandment transforms the old commandment with the love and mercy which the Lord Jesus poured out for us on the Cross of Calvary. Jesus proved that love is stronger than death.

The distinctive mark of every disciple and follower of Jesus Christ is love - a love that is ready to forgive and forget past injuries, and to heal and restore rather than inflict revenge and injury. The Cross of Jesus is the only path to pardon, peace, forgiveness, and reconciliation. Every other way will fail or fall short of the glory and victory which Jesus Christ has won for us through his death and resurrection. If we embrace his love and truth and allow his Holy Spirit to purify and transform our hearts and minds, then we will find the inner freedom, joy, and strength we need to love without measure, to forgive without limit, and to serve without reward. Let us pray: Lord Jesus, your love knows no bounds and surpasses everything I could desire and long for. Fill me with the fire of your love and with the joy of your Holy Spirit that I may freely serve my neighbor with loving-kindness, tenderhearted mercy, and generous care for their well-being. 

 
 
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Please note the new email address for
Our Lady of Grace - ologrwv@gmail.com.
Do not use the old email address and delete any messages you receive from it. Please send an email to the new address so that Terry has your email address for her contacts.

 

What is Mass

 

Our Lady Of Grace  Mission Statement

If you don't see the information you are looking for, always  check the Church Bulletin  click here

Deacon Larry has offered to take communion to anyone who is still unable to attend Mass.  If you know someone who doesn’t get emails please contact them and ask if they would like Deacon Larry to bring communion to them.  You, or they, can contact the office (304) 822-5561 or call Deacon Larry 703-421-5815.

 

Church Announcements 

Liturgical Ministers

May 22

Lector:  Dottie Adams

EMHC:  Jim Alkire

Greeters:  E. & C. Rodriguez

 

May 29

Lector:  Tom Kennedy

EMHC:  Ed Rodriguez

Greeters:  J. & S. Childress

 

June 5

Lector:  Victoria Eriiksson

EMHC:  Jim Alkire

Greeters:  P. & S. Gallery

 

Eucharistic ministers are needed.  If you are interested, contact Gayle Bogard or the office.

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Weekly Offering

May 8, 2022

 

General: $ 1065.00

Poor Box: $ 162.00 ($ 222.00)

 

Attendance: 80

Catholic Charities collects and distributes personal care items to the needy.

This month they need toilet paper, paper towels, and shaving cream.

 

Poor box donations in February will go to Catholic Charities Romney office.  The Romney Food Pantry received $458.00 from January poor box donations.  Thank you for your support!

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Parish Goal: $7750.00

           Donations so far: $9560.00

            Percent of total:  123%

            Number of gifts: 32

Thank you to everyone who has donated.  We have reached our goal!  You can still donate to the Catholic Sharing Appeal.  Everything we receive will come back to our church to be used to repair or replace the sign in front of the church.  Thank you to all who have donated!

Catholic Charities collects and distributes personal care items to the needy.  This month they need disposable razors, ladies deodorant, q-tips, and toothpaste.

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Dear fellow parishioner,

 

For better or worse, you will find either a physical or scanned copy of “Thoughts and Reflections”

included in the weekly bulletin.  Since I have not been able to contribute to the common liturgical or

ministerial good during this plague, I asked Fr. Thomas if I could perhaps contribute such weekly

offerings instead.

 

These reflections were written in an ad hoc basis during my years of active ministry in these Potomac Highlands.  They were, for the most part, cobbled together on those Saturdays when I had the

weekend homily in hand by the time I left for the 5:00 P.M. Mass at Epiphany.  They have been

excavated from my physical files (I suspect that there are many more if I opened one of the many thumb-drives I’ve ignored since I retired.)  They are passed on to you in their original state with all the errors in grammar, punctuation, spelling, and typos, of that which is written in haste.  Such is the

laziness of this retiree.

 

These have no pretense of being anything more than what they are -  a backward glance upon the scatterings of grace which a generous God has strewn upon the surface of my daily life.  If you find any merit in them; if you find them helpful in recognizing the touch of grace in the simplicity of your own lives, them I am pleased and grateful.


 

Prayer to Saint Thomas the Apostle

Dear Saint Thomas,

You were once slow in believing that Christ had gloriously risen; but later, because you had seen him, you exclaimed: "My Lord and my God!"

According to an ancient story, you rendered most powerful assistance for constructing a church in a place where pagan priests opposed it.

Please bless architects, builds and carpenters that through them the Lord may be honored.

Contact the office...      Tuesday or Wednesday

                          -  304-822-5561

     

      If you would like to register as a parishioner.

If your address, phone number or email address has changed.

      If you or a family member is hospitalized so that Fr. Thomas can visit.

      If you become homebound so that a Eucharistic Minister can visit and bring you Holy Communion.

Baby bottles are available in the foyer to collect your loose change between now and Christmas.  The money will support the Knights of Columbus Pro-life ministry.  Please take a bottle home, and when filled, place it in the basket at Our Lady’s feet in the sanctuary.

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Thank you to the Knights of Columbus for the new flag for our flagpole.  The other one was worn and tattered.  Thank you also to Dan & Bob for all the work they do around the church and grounds.  Your hard work is greatly appreciated.                                                                               

                                                                              

 

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A book of Illumination of Conscience by parishioner Tom Eades

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Donation $10.00  and this is tax deductible Proceeds go to

Hope in the Darkness Project 

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 Mass schedule for Our Lady of Grace

Sunday 11:00 am     

Tuesday 12:00 noon  

 

 

 

Special Occassions

 

Holy Days of obligations

times are coming

 

Sacrament of Reconciliation: 

 

Weekday Mass's

Half Hour

before and after

 

1/2 hour before  Saturday or Sunday Mass

    or by appointment

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Our Lady Of Grace

Mission Statement

 

              We the members of Our Lady of Grace Parish are a Catholic Christian, ecumenical community under the auspices of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. 

 

             We are dedicated to providing an environment for ourselves and for others in which we can grow in a spirit of thanksgiving , worship, and love.  We wish to deepen our individual and collective faith in God, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, in the Sacraments of the Church, Particularly the Eucharist, and in Mary, Mother of Grace.

 

           W e gather together as a community of Faith, based on love, acceptance, interdependence, compassion, and service.

 

             Our purpose as a parish family is to promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ by word and example. We use our God-given talents to bring ourselves and others close to God. We accept our Baptismal call to make the faith of the Church known to all people by taking our personal part in evangelization.  

 

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Check out FaithInWV.org

 

The of Wheeling-Charleston has rolled out #FaithInWV, and it is all presented online through a new website - FaithInWV.org.  It is an online pathway to stories, photos, and videos of how our people in West Virginia are following Christ by actions and choices.

#FaithInWV is giving hope, rising above the odds, being a blessing, and leading by example. It is choosing to find the good in others, and letting others see Christ in you. Ultimately it is having faith in God the Father above all.

Learn how our brothers and sisters in Christ are doing His work. Let’s imitate their love, joy, strength, and resilience through the website. 

Do you know an exceptional Catholic in West Virginia, someone or a group who is a shining example of #FaithInWV? Email Bibey your feature idea to jbibey@dwc.org.

What is the

 

Sacrifice of the Holy Mass

 

      Perhaps the best way to describe this connection is to say that in the Mass we re-link ourselves to Calvary.  In the Mass, Christ’s sacrifice on Calvary is perpetuated by the priest, who offers it anew to the Father.  St. Paul told his converts in Corinth, "Every time, then, you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes" (1 Corinthians 11:26).

       It is not a new sacrifice, but rather the same sacrifice that Jesus offered on the cross 2,000 years ago.  The Eucharist is not a matter of "repeating" that action but of reestablishing our bond with it. The difference, however, is that Jesus no longer  dies at each Mass, but is simply re-offered to the Father.  It is a “bloody” sacrifice only in the sense that it contains the Body and Blood of Christ.  But it is “unbloody” in the sense that it is offered only in a sacramental fashion under the appearances of bread and wine. 

     In other words, in the Mass, we re-present -- or mystically renew -- the Sacrifice of Calvary.  In other words, we offer Jesus’ sacrifice to God the Father on the altar during Eucharistic celebration   for the remission of our sins, using signs and symbols.  This means that, once again, we offer Christ to the Father, saying: "Father, look upon the Lamb that was slain for our sake." By the words of consecration, Christ is made present again through the “transubstantiation" of the bread and wine into Christ's Body and Blood.

 

The Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston is committed to the protection of its children and young people. The Diocese complies with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People by maintaining an Office of Safe Environment. To report an incidence of suspected child sexual abuse, please contact your local law enforcement agency, or you may confidentially contact the West Virginia Bureau for Children and Families/Child Protective Services by calling the Child Abuse Hotline at 800.352.6513. To report suspected cases of sexual abuse by personnel of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston to the Diocese, please contact one of the Bishop’s designees at 888.434.6237 (toll free) or  304.233.0880: Sister Ellen Dunn, ext. 264; Mr. Bryan Minor, ext. 263; Msgr. Frederick Annie, ext. 267, or Msgr. Anthony Cincinnati, 270. For more information on the Diocese’s Office of Safe Environment, please go to www.dwc.org, then click the “Diocese” tab, then click “Office of Safe Environment” under the “Offices” menu.  To learn more about the Catholic Church’s efforts in preventing sexual abuse of children in the United States, please visit http://www.usccb.org.  Under “Issues and Action,” click “Child and Youth Protection” from the drop down menu.

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Phil Gallery’s newest book is

“Saint Francis and the Animals.” 

Books will be available for sale for $18.00.

A Message from

Fr. Thomas Anatharackal CST

Our Lady of Grace

Administrator

 

Have a Blessed and Joyful  Week

Sunday Message

4th Sunday Easter

Jesus speaks of the tremendous trust he has in God his Father, and the tremendous trust we ought to have in him because he is our good shepherd (John 10:11). What is the significance of Jesus calling himself the Good Shepherd? Shepherds were very common in the land of Jesus' time. A shepherd could have hundreds or thousands of sheep under his care. Sheep without a shepherd were vulnerable prey for predators, such as wolves and thieves. If a sheep strayed from the fold it could easily get lost, fall into a ravine, or become injured. Shepherds had to keep a constant watch over their flocks by day and by night. That is why shepherds had to literally live with their sheep so they could lead them out to good pasture for grazing during the day and bring them to a safe place at night for rest and shelter. Shepherds got to know their sheep well and kept a careful count each evening. They also called their sheep by name so the sheep could recognize the shepherd's voice when he called them to follow him. 

Jesus, God's anointed Messiah and King, called himself the Good Shepherd of the people whom his Father had entrusted to his care (John 10:29). Peter the Apostle tells us that the Lord Jesus is the Good Shepherd and Guardian of our souls (1 Peter 2:25). He keeps a close and personal watch over every one of his sheep - his followers who belong to him. He calls each of us personally by name to follow him. The Lord leads us each day to good pastures - places where we can feed on his word and drink from the well-springs of living water which is his Holy Spirit (John 7:38-39). If we feed on his word and drink from the living water of the Holy Spirit, we will find the nourishment and strength we need to live each day for his glory and honor.

Do we recognize the voice of our Shepherd and Guardian who calls us each day?

 

Please Pray For

Adelynn, Lynn Adams, Kevin Adrian, Thomas Alicandro Jr., John Bennett, Bill & Carolyn Batton, Dann Biser, Paul Biser, Elizabeth Braun, Mary Bowser, Christine & Dan Brown, Casey Carriger, Sandra Carriger, Betty Chevery, Paul Clower, Harrison Codo, Buddy Dayton, Connie Davis, Antonia Detres, Londa Dodson, Rick Dodson, Beth Grayson, Diane Gumpper, Tony Haywood, Hazel Holcombe, Harry Hott, Tom Hudson, Grace Jackson, Chuck Kesner, Sharon Kuykendall, Pam Kizer, Loretta Leach, Marianna Leone, Fr. Giles LeVasseur, Lance LeVasseur, John Lien, Andy Mason, Max, Raymond McCall, Felix Gonzalez Morales, Shaina Mowry, Charlie Mullins, Eileen Passauer, Nick Perez, Michael Peshock, Bob Pliska, Richard Ramsay III, Ashby Reddick, Danny Reddick, Gary Reddick, Meaghan Reddick, Julie Robert, Dale Rogers, Dick Shanholtzer, Kathy Steiner, Lori & Mike Stickley, Dominick Tarinelli, Nancy Wolfe, Jim Wysopal, Benny Young, Dennis Young

 

(To add or remove a name, contact the office or put a note in the collection basket.  A new list will be  printed every three months.)

 

Please Pray

for the Sick listed  

Mass Intentions

Offer a Mass for your loved ones, living or deceased.  We will try to schedule the Mass on your requested date (birthday, wedding anniversary, death anniversary, special event etc.) or as close to it as possible.  Please send requests at least three weeks ahead of the date you would like. The amount set by the diocese for Mass intentions is $10 for weekday and $20 for weekend Masses, but any amount, more or less, will be accepted.  Mass Intention envelopes are in the vestibule.

Due to having fewer Masses, it is more difficult to schedule Mass intentions on a requested date.  If you would like a Mass said on a particular date, please send the request in at least 4 months before that date.  Mass intention envelopes are on the table in the vestibule.  Contact the office with any questions.

Did You Know?

If you  make a donation to the church in memory of a loved one it is exempt from the 9% assessed by the Diocese on regular donations.

New Requests

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Pray for our homebound parishioners and our falling away Brothers and Sisters

 

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What are the Gospels?

The term gospel comes from a translation of the Greek noun

euangelion (εὐαγγέλιον) – meaning “good tidings” or “good news”. This means that when people are speaking of the four gospels in the bible, they are talking about the four recounts of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ.

Written by evangelists between 70 and 100 AD, the four gospels contain almost everything we know today about Jesus, his life, his teachings, and his sacrifice.

The gospels are in fact, a set of specific historical text, that convey a deeper, more profound understanding of Jesus, who he is, his acts, and his teachings, from four different perspectives.

 

Why are There Four Gospels? Each of the gospels contain information that is either absent from or contradictive to the three other gospels. Each of the gospels were written to convey the message of the lord with different demographics, cultures, and educations in mind. The way an impoverished person living on the streets, would speak and think was different to those of an upper class from the same time period, which also meant that they would see and understanding things differently from one another. This made it rather difficult trying to get the people to connect with the same message, as their view of things was heavily influenced by their own means, needs and comforts.

As time is not kind to human memory, there is no way for us to know exactly what was said and done, word for word, and we must instead rely on the word of witnesses recounting what they saw and heard long after the event. Personal bias could also effect how these witnesses perceived the events, and as Jesus most likely spoke Aramaic there are bound to be a few mistranslated words or phrases here and there. As Catholics we believe  that the Gospels are the divinely inspired word of God.

 

 

DO YOU KNOW OF ANYONE INTERESTED IN BECOMING CATHOLIC OR LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE CATHOLIC FAITH?

 

 Registration forms for classes are in the church vestibule. Sessions begin at the end of September.  If anyone has any questions, please call or e-mail me.  I am glad to meet with you beforehand.   We want to provide classes for the following:

 

1.  Unbaptized adults who are considering to join the Catholic Church

 

2.  Baptized non-Catholic adults who want to join the Catholic Church

 

3.  Baptized Catholic adults who have not received the Sacrament of Confirmation

 

4.  Catholics and non-Catholics alike who want to know more about the Catholic Faith

 

Do you know of anyone who wants to find out more about the Catholic Faith?  Please invite them to these sessions.

 
 

 

Websites of interest

Daily Readings written http://usccb.org/bible/readings

Daily Readings audio http://usccb.org/bible/readings-audio.cfm

Video Reflection http://usccb.org/bible/reflections/index.cfm


The usccb.org site will also give you tutorials on how to pray the Rosary, the Divine Chaplet, and other prayers and devotions.

Daily Reflection from The Word Among Us can be accessed at https://wau.org/meditations/

EWTN Catholic Radio

 

Daily

 

Schedule https://www.ewtn.com/radio/schedule

Access The Magnificat free online at https://www.osvnews.com

Liturgical Press is providing free access to a digital file for Give Us This Day, which includes the daily Mass texts: https://giveusthisday.org/Digital

National Catholic

Register has Catholic news, stories, blogs, etc. at ncregister.com

Discover a saint special to you at Catholic News Service’s Patron Saints page: https://www.catholicnews.com/patron-saints.cfm

Catholic enrichment site for  hildren: Catholicsprouts.com

For teens and twenty-somethings: lifeteen.com

For Catholic headline news: catholicnewsagency.com

Daily Living with Fr. Chapin: mydailyliving.com

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The Knights of Columbus Council #10011 meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 7:00 pm in Quinn Hall

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One of the CD’s available on the display in the vestibule:

 

Sister Bethany Madonna, vocations’ director for the Sisters of Life, shares how God not only wants us to know Him, but also to give us the desires of our heart and gifts that bring purpose, meaning, and hope. She makes it clear that “receiving is the gift that we give” to the Lord and that He wants to be invited into every aspect of our lives. Speaking from her own life experience, Sister Bethany shows the importance of asking in order to receive all the Lord has in mind for us. 

Parishioner Comments

I was really impacted by how accessible the Lord makes Himself to us, if only we will ask. Tim - Fort Meade, MD

We need to hear more like this: ‘God is our Father in a way that none of our fathers can be.’ He said, ‘I will not leave you orphans.’ Donna - College Station, TX

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Trafficking is not just an issue that happens to people in other countries.  The United States is a source and transit country and is also considered on of the top destination points for victims of child trafficking and exploitation.  Are you aware of any trafficked children in your area and services available for them?  U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking (sistersagainsttrafficking.org)

 

 

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