Bulletin: 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Supplication to Saint Stephen
O Saint Stephen, first of the martyrs, who was filled with fortitude, grace, and love, whose guiltless face shone like the face of a pure angel, I beseech thee, by the grace which rendered them worthy to see heaven opened and Jesus sitting at the right hand of the Father, that thou wouldst, by thy prayers, procure for me from God a pure conscience, and a holy, meek love, that like thee I may readily forgive those who injure me; may pray for them; may not only desire for them whatever is good, but may do them good indeed, and thereby merit the grace of a happy death. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.
Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Sunday Collections $737 with 35 envelopes; Loose $120.35
St. Faustina’s ~ Sunday Collections $300 with 20 envelopes; Loose $131.50
Roof Repairs: Cost to Date: $28,290 ~ Roof Donations to Date:
Donations $9,165; Fundraisers for Roof $4,901.02; Insurance $4,912.50
New Goal to Reach: $9,311.48 Thank you for your support!
Envelopes: Please be advised that the boxed envelopes were ordered in October and we were told we would have them by December. We have been trying to find out why they have not arrived. The company contact has just advised us there has been a huge error on their end with production and 15 churches have been affected by this, including our church. Please be patient as we are trying our best to get the envelopes asap. Please continue to use an old or blank envelope and write your name, amount and current envelope # if possible. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Thank You: The family of the late Don Saab wish to extend their most sincere thanks for all of the support and friendship that has been shown them for the last several months. May God Bless all of you with good health and peace in the new year.
World Day of Migrants and Refugees: Sunday, January 15th – Has been promoted by many Episcopal Conferences in the world in communion with the one promoted by the UNO on June 20. ‘If the dream of a peaceful world is shared by all, if the refugees’ and migrants’ contribution is properly evaluated, then humanity can become more and more of a universal family and our earth a true common home.’ Pope John Paul II (2004). Please keep migrants and refugees in your prayers.
Pope Benedict XVI on The Eucharist: Speaking at his weekly general audience January 11th, the pope focused on Jesus and the Last Supper: ‘The Eucharist, the Sacrament of His body and blood. Jesus’ gift of himself anticipates His sacrifice on the cross and his glorious resurrection. He transforms His violent death into a free act of giving himself for others. Violence immediately is transformed into an active, free and redemptive sacrifice. The Eucharist is food for pilgrims, which become a source of strength also for those who are tired, worn out and lost.’
Excerpts from Pope Benedict XVI.
Country Time Show: This Sunday, January 15th at 7:00pm. Admission $6. Have a fun-filled night out with your friends for such a great price. Master of Ceremonies: Al Hollingsworth, back-up band is Grover Country featuring Shirley Reid, Johnny Drake, Jim Tynes, Hayden Stover, Wendy Manning, Floyd and Joanne Spicer. See you there!
Lectio Divina: Please join us this Wednesday, January 18th at 7:00pm.
Parish Council Meeting: This Tuesday, January 17th at 7:00pm in the hall.
Potluck Supper: We will be having a potluck supper on Saturday, January 28th after the 4:00pm Mass. Tickets will be on sale starting this weekend. Price $7. There is a sign-up sheet on the tables near the entrance of the church for anyone who would like to donate food, etc. for the potluck. All proceeds go towards the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal, which helps our parish receive a share of the donations.