We are to seek the Kingdom of God and its riches above material things.
As Christians, we are not to become too tied to the treasures and allurements of our earthly surroundings. Instead, we are to live a simpler life, seeking the riches of God’s Kingdom above material things. God wants us to have what we truly need, but not to make things the focus of our lives.
God doesn’t require us to succeed, he only requires that we try.
Last Sunday Collections:
St. Anthony’s ~ Sunday Collections $575.25 with 37 envelopes; Loose $63.60
St. Faustina’s ~ Sunday Collections $335 with 21 envelopes; Loose $100.50
Roof Repairs: Cost to Date: $28,290 ~ Roof Donations to Date:
Donations $10,090; Fundraisers for Roof $4,901.02; Insurance $4,912.50
New Goal to Reach: $8,386.48 Thank you for your support!
Envelopes: We have been informed that the boxed envelopes for St. Anthony’s Parish should be available for parishioners to pick-up at Mass next weekend.
Memorial Mass: We will be celebrating a memorial Mass for the late Most Reverend Bishop Colin Campbell on Saturday, February 4th at 4:00pm. Bishop Cambell died on Thursday, January 19th. He was a Pastor of St. Antony’s Parish in 1975 to 1977. Please join us as we celebrate the Mass for Bishop Cambell on February 4th.
Liturgy Committee Meeting: this Tuesday, January 23rd at 7:00pm in the hall.
Country Time Show: Thank you to all who came out to support the Country Time Show. We raised $1,086.05 for our parish!
Lectio Divina: There will be no Lectio Divina this week.
Potluck Supper: We will be having a potluck supper on Saturday, January 28th after the 4:00pm Mass. 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. Also, please see Theresa Lewis for any particular donations needed. All proceeds go towards the Archdiocesan Annual Appeal, which helps our parish receive a share of the donations.
January 18-25, 2012 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity: Pope Benedict addressed over 8,000 pilgrims this week at the Vatican. The Pope asked for ‘the Lord in a particular way to strengthen the faith of all Christians, to change our hearts and to enable us to bear united witness to the Gospel.’ In this way, he said, they ‘will contribute to the new evangelization and respond ever more fully to the spiritual hunger of the men and women of our time.’ ‘All shall be changed by the victory of Jesus Christ our Lord’ was crafted by the Polish Ecumenical Council. Pope Benedict said it reflects ‘their own experience as a nation,’ which stayed faithful to Christ ‘in the midst of trials and upheavals’, including years of occupation by the Nazis and later the Communists. (Excerpt from an article from Vatican news.)