Pastor’s Reflection for July 14, 2019 ~Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Once again, Father is riding for: Paul Stefan Home        

The Paul Stefan Home operates purely on charitable contributions & has the honor of taking care of mothers and their babies before, during and after birth. This year, Father’s travels take him through the Southwest United States. To track Father’s Trip, go to www.endomondo.com and create an account using your email address and a password. After you log into your account, search for “Terry Staples” in the upper right corner of the Home page. Click on “add as friend” when Fr. Staples’ name and picture appear. After Fr. Staples accepts you as a friend, you can access his profile. From his page, go to the “workouts” tab and you can see Father’s current and past rides. You can also send him a live instant message by clicking on the “pep talk” tab. Type in a message and it will read out loud to Father immediately through his phone. For more information about the Paul Stefan Home, visit the website at www.paulstefanhome.org and look for the Father Staples bike challenge! Come join Father Staples as he takes a 1,486 mile tour across America to care for mothers and their babies.

The past few months have been extremely important for the “Unborn” as we have seen 5 states nearly eliminate abortion with more to come! Remember throughout history when evil forces looked like they were winning~ God pours out His Holy Spirit to raise up true believers! God is on the move and we will win this battle to eliminate abortion in America! As we keep praying for an end to abortion, we must remember that once the law has changed… these women and babies will need a place to live… We are already reaching astronomical numbers of babies born out of wedlock while abortion is still legal! We need more centers to be built to help these women & their babies…Randy James. Please make checks payable to the: PAUL STEFAN HOME

 

Many thanks to all those that participated in making Vacation Bible School a spiritual and worthwhile experience.

 

Prayer List for our Sick and Other Special Needs

Ignazio Abbene, Muriel Ackerman, Leah Adam, Matthew Adam, Nadia Anderson, Taylor Auth, Steve Barberio, Carmen Befumo, Joe Befumo, Paula Befumo, Stephen Bergstrom, Len Besterman, Blake Bethune, Dinoo Billimoria, Eliza Blazek, Kenny Blazek, Mark Bond, Mel Bond, Ronnie Bond, CJ Brown, Declan Burke, Dr. Kristin Burns, Weston Bye, Logan Cannon, Eve Casella, Nathaniel Capps, John Chebuske, Marie Cherement, Bruce & Diane Clark, Harold Coldren, Adam Colvin, Max Cook, Aunt Betty Craft, Ed Cyrus, Mike Daddezio, Kathy Davis, Leonard Deeds, Caitlyn Dodd, Therese Donofrio, John A. Dormer, Jackie Early, Millard Edwards, Jennifer Ernst, Jeannie Fedorek, Jack Firiollo, Maureen Flanagan, Chris Fursman, Peggy Gaines, Thomas Garland, Shane Garner, Amy Gentry, Susan Gray, Vicky Gunnett, Alice Gunning, Elizabeth & Ernest Harbin, Mary Jo Harris, Edward Heynoski, Terri Hibbs, Ben Hochstetler, Alice Honenberger, Alice Houska, Devin Humes, Alverna Hylton, Victoria Kavanaugh, Nora Lloyd, Barbara Lonick, Carol Masschelin, Sherry Martin, Cassandra Mattera, Betty Brown, Brian McHugh, Donny McIver, Kim Metzer, Dana Mosticone, Gerald Neal, Peggy Newman, Retta Noto, Jackie Olsen, Julie Pais, Barbara Pfeiffer, Bernadette Pontious, Sarah Ponton, Pauline Przybocki, Michael Rebar, Owen & Brittney & Annie Reed, Samuel Reeve, Hope Ritz, Jim Roberts, Abby Rundle, Alex Sandridge, Oscar Scott, Linda Sorrentino, Alex Staples, Mike Staples, Tim Staples, Tony Stone, Barbara Strogis, Theresa & Colton, Mimi Voissem, Tara Von Kuhn, Margaret Ward, Thad Weaver, Betty Wilson, Marie Young, Theresa Zanettis

In Memoriam: Henry Lee Carter

              

July 14th Stewardship Reflection – 15th Sunday in Ordinary Time
“Jesus said to him, ‘Go and do likewise.’”  LUKE 10:37
This was Jesus’ command at the end of the Good Samaritan story. Did you know that the Samaritans and Jews despised each other? The moral of the story is to love our neighbor.  That means loving someone you may not know or someone that looks different than you or someone that you don’t like. All without expecting anything in return.

 

Mass Intentions for Two Weeks

                                       (Jul 13 – July 19)                       (Jul 20 – Jul26 )        

Sat:    5:00pm +Lagrimas Suing                            +Carol Johnson  

Sun:     8:00am  + Paul Dolenc                                       Parishioners

           10:30am   +James, Ruby & Greg Hale      +Thomas R. Cashman

Mon:  8:30am           No Mass                                             No Mass            

Tue:    8:30am        No Mass                                            No Mass             

Wed:   12:15pm +Devon Howard                          +Carol Johnson

Fri:     12:15pm      Sharon Horton         Living & Deceased

                                                            Grandparents of Zach & Ashley Candler

 

NO Mass on Monday & Tuesday until July 29.                       

NO Adoration in July but will resume August 2, 2019

Please welcome Father Jerome Magat to our beautiful Church as he celebrates Mass with us this weekend. Many Thanks, Father

 

“What must I do to inherit eternal life?” Faithfulness to one’s vocation is essential to holiness.  Is yours to be a priest, deacon, sister or brother? Call Fr. Michael Isenberg, (703) 841-2514, or write: michael.isenberg@arlingtondiocese.org

 

Fr. Staples is hosting a pilgrimage to the Holy Land October 7-18, 2019, and a $500 deposit reserves your spot. Among all the sights to see, the trip will take you to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre – the sight of Jesus’ Crucifixion & Burial, Mt. Nebo, where Moses was laid to rest, Nazareth, where you will celebrate Mass, a trip to Mary’s well, Bethlehem – the birthplace of Jesus and Cana, the site of Jesus’ first miracle, where married couples will have the opportunity to renew their vows. If you have any questions, please contact Fr. Staples at: 540-672-4933, ext. 5 or stisidore.frstaples@gmail.com

 

Battle of the Servers Tournament and Picnic ~ Bishop Burbidge invites the altar servers from all our parishes to come to the revamped Battle of the Servers Tournament and Picnic on Tuesday, July 30, at St. Leo the Great Catholic Church in Fairfax from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Get your parish server team together to compete against other parishes and win the prize. Games include Gaga Ball, an Altar Server Relay, Knock-out, and more. Prizes will also be awarded for the parish with the most points and the most spirit. There will be a time of prayer with the Bishop, and a lunch of hot dogs and burgers will be provided by the Knights of Columbus. Servers should sign up with their parish, who then registers the parish group with the Office of Vocations. If your parish is unable to participate as a group, servers can come with an adult chaperone(s), simply advise the Office of Vocations at (703.841.2514). There is no charge to attend. Deadline to register: Monday July 22.     

                                                                     

LATIN MASS   St Patrick’s in Fredericksburg, VA has a Latin Mass at 1:30pm every Sunday. Once a month, it is a Missa Cantata (sung Mass). If you are interested in singing, please contact their choir director, Joseph Ciskanik at saintpatrickvamusic@gmail.com for more information. Next Missa Cantata is July 21st.

Domestic Church Day: Man and Woman He Redeemed Them.

All married or engaged couples and families with children are invited to a half-day retreat on Saturday, July 27 from 1:30-6:30 p.m. at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine. The day will include a presentation on The Theology of the Body for adults, engaging catechesis for teens and children, the opportunity to pray together as a family, and fun family activities. Refreshments included. For more information or to register, visit www.domesticchurchday.eventbrite.com. If you have any questions about the event, please email events@jp2shrine.org.

Catholic Schoolhouse in hiring!  The CSH community meeting at St. Isidore next year is hiring tutors (middle school, elementary, science, held Wed. afternoons 12:15-4:30.) CSH is a classically modeled program that is flexible, fun, and truly Catholic. This would be a wonderful way to make a little extra cash and be a part of the ever-growing Catholic homeschooling community. Please email or call Anne Bukowski.          

charlottesvilleva@catholicschoolhouse.com or 540-409-8527

 

Prayer List for our Loved Ones in the Armed Forces

PFC Jarad Anderson USA                   PFC Taylor Auth USMC

CAPT William Blickle, IV USA           SGT Marc Bowman USMC

Brian Collins                                         PO Chad Crawford USN

LT Richard Day, III USA                      A1C Stetsin Fielding USAF

ENSN David Joubert                            CAPT Thadeous Larkin USA

COL Jason Loschinskey USAF            PFC Ryan McWilliams USA

LCPL Zachary Mitchell USMC            SFC Harrison Newton USA

CAPT Gretchen Blickley USA              MAJ Aaron Pauli USAF

CDR Eric Pauli USN                               SPC5 Robert Pauli USA

MAJ William Pauli USAF                      E3 Kevin Phillips USN

MSGT Matthew Phillips USAF             2nd LT Kiara Pontious

CAPT Mitchell Przybocki USAF           LT Daniel Robey USN0

SK1 Angel Semerling USCG                  BM2 Lewis Semerling USCG

PO3 Sabrina Slack USCG                       ET1 Christopher Stone USN

SPC Gregory A. Sublett USA                  SSG John D. Sublett USA

2nd LT Edward Von Kuhn                       CPL Knox Walters USMC

CAPT Evan Weaver USA                         CWO4 John Weaver USA      

SPC Paul Williams III                              PVT Daniel Young

 

 Our Readers, Eucharistic Ministers Ushers & Altar Servers

Saturday Reader/EM: Joe Pauli, Cheryl Pauli (EM)

Jul 13   Ushers:          John Robert Clemente, John Phelps  

5:00PM   Altar Servers: Abby B., Joseph B., Shane B.

Sunday Readers/EM: Mary Ann Behnke, Louise Monticello (EM)                        

Jul 14    Ushers:        Romie Powell, Mark Hogan

8:00AM    Altar Servers   Jamie R., Christopher E., Peter E.

Sunday  Readers/EM: Jesse Evans, Joyce Cyrus (EM)

Jul 14   Ushers:         Craig Lawson, Scott Johnson    

10:30AM  Altar Servers:  Joseph L., Jackson M., Daniel B.

                   Counters:     Chris & Tina Riley, Thomas Allsbury

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Saturday: Readers/EM: Daphne Sowa, Ray Lonick (EM)                                      

Jul 20     Ushers:         Larry Deeds, Patricia Harbin                        

5:00PM  Altar Server:   Isaac A., Adrian A., Vince A.     

Sunday  Readers/EM:  Charlcie Fielding, Mary Ann Behnke (EM)                      

Jul 21     Ushers:         Aubrey Treakle, Romie Powell

8:00AM  Altar Servers:  Jamie R., Christopher E., John A.

Sunday  Readers/EM:   Carolyn Comes, Jesse Evans (EM)                             

Jul 21 Ushers:        Ron Lloyd, David Bowman

10:30AM Altar Servers: Joseph L., Jackson M., Danni B.

                   Counters:  John & Carol Keeney, Jesse Evans

 

Sunday Offerings to the Lord – July 07, 2019

Regular:   $ 4,096.00      Building Maintenance Fund:   $ 773.00                           Poor Box: $   425.00                                Peters Pence:     $   20.00    

 

THE SAINTLY CORNER ~ St. Frederick ~ Shortly after his death, Frederick was canonized. His feast day is 18 July and he is the patron saint of the deaf. He was buried in St. Salvator’s Church in Utrecht in the Netherlands.

Please pick up my biography in the gathering area to take with you.

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