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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
email@example.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
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.
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