BAPTISMS FOR JUNE
June 22 Russell family, daughter, Ava
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
v The 9th annual 4-S Club Golf outing is set for Aug.17th.
2014 HOMECOMING NEWS
v If you are interested in advertising in our new Banner program venture promoting your business please pick up a flyer at the rear of Church. Your banner will hang throughout the festival weekend.
v Volunteers are needed. Please visit the Saint Mary web site, www.stmarygv.com and select the link for festival volunteer sign-up.
The whole world needs to hear two things with strength and power: God loves you and I love you. You must say it often to your friends. This world isn't starving from a lack of money. It's starving from a want of love.
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
Please see the 5th Sunday sign-up sheet at the rear of Church Frances Melton
Ψ Prayers after Mass: following
each Mass please kneel and prayer the following prayers: The Our Father, The
Hail Mary, The Glory Be and the Prayer to St. Michael the
Collection counters for the 5th Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman
From the Pastors Desk .
Happy Month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus! I am a little late to say that, but this has been a very busy month. May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored in all the tabernacles of the world until the end of time!
In your charity please pray for the soul of Barbara Blair whose funeral I offered last week. May she rest in peace.
Last weekend was an historic one in the life of St. Mary: the First Mass of Father PJ Shelton, SJ. The choir did an outstanding job and added great beauty to the feast of the Most Holy Trinity. A great reception followed and many hands and generous hearts made it wonderful. Special thanks to Amanda Walker and Deacon Minner.
Today (June 19th) I was interviewed for St. Gabriel Radio for broadcast on June 30 at . It's part of a program called Gabriel's Trumpet. My interview was a tribute to the late Father Richard Pendolphi. I continue to receive calls, notes and assurances of prayers on the loss of my friend of 47 years. Thank you for your concern.
A new parishioner of St. Mary has written a book
that you might want to see. Go to Amazon and look up the book "No
Ordinary Coincidence" by Donna Salyers. Her son Nicholas, aged
18 at the time, died unexpectedly of a heart attack. She has written a
book that will be a great help to people who are grieving over the loss of a
child. Many unusual circumstances followed his death, leading to
The Lord be with you!
Father Kevin F. Lutz
From the Cat at 684 South Third . . .
It is an exhausting task, but I do my best to get my column done in a timely way. The other cat, Frannie X, is most undisciplined and does not take to her responsibilities. Her writing skills are lacking a bit of formality as well. Oh, the burdens of office. Father has asked me to pose in your place if you have not yet registered for the parish directory. I can make some crazy faces despite the limited facial musculature that nature has imposed on me. So, please call and register for the directory ASAP. Other than that, if the heat gets to be too much, remember last winter!
Night Chanter of the Song of My Ancestors,
Raphael the Cat
NEWS WORTHY NOTES
A PRAYER FOR DEACONS
Heavenly Father, since the time of the Apostles
you have inspired the Church to
commission certain members to assist in a special way
in the pastoral mission of Christ. Bless the deacons and all other ordained and non-ordained ministers that they may be humble
and faith-inspired in their service.
We ask this through Christ, our Lord.
WOMEN TO WOMEN Listening Circle
All women of any age or life circumstances are
invited to WOMEN TO WOMEN Listening Circle at Corpus Christi Center of Peace,
if you care to join us. Our
5th SUNDAY-SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL COLLECTION
v As is our tradition on 5th Sundays throughout the year we ask for your donations to support St. Vincent de Paul. This organization reaches out to meet the needs of those in our community who are struggling in these difficult economic times. Please be generous. Use your preprinted envelopes for your gift or note your contribution accordingly.
v There is a signup sheet at the rear of Church for 5th Sunday liturgical ministers. We do not have a regular rotation for 5th Sundays and need help covering all 0f the weekend Masses. Thank you.
v This weekend is also a special diocesan collection weekend for Peters Pence, which provides the Holy Father with the funds needed to carry out his charitable works around the world. Please use your preprinted envelopes or mark your donation accordingly.
ARTS & ANTIQUES APPRAISAL FAIR
FORTNIGHT FOR FREEDOM IS JUNE 21 TO JULY 4
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is promoting a third Fortnight for Freedom, a two week period of prayer and action, to address many current challenges to religious liberty. The fortnight will take place from June 21 (the vigil of the feast of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher) to July 4 (Independence Day). The 2014 theme is, Freedom to Serve, emphasizing the link between religious liberty and service to the poor and vulnerable. For the latest updates, prayer resources, educational materials, and action alerts, visit www.fortnight4freedom.org.