13th Sunday of Ordinary Time
13th Sunday of Ordinary Time - June 24, 2020
Thank You Fr. Jim Oberle!!
Kings 4:8–11,14-16a Romans 6:3-4, 8-11 Matthew 10:37-42
What s blessing it is for disciples of Christ to receive the grace of endurance in suffering (trial). If we confront and embrace our crosses, hoist them, persevering in faith and prayer, we march toward healing and continued perseverance as we carry them.
When do you expect this will change? We hear Jesus telling us in the Gospel - if we consider ourselves disciples - to expect the crosses, the trials, the heart-break….no one is exempt. We are disciples! We can invest the gravest sorrow - as Mary did - as a foundation for our own prayer.
‘Yes, I am suffering, but so are many others with the same cross I’m carrying. This is also a prayer that shows our love for others. - Let’s include ‘these others’ and along with the souls in purgatory in all our prayer - and see if the cross doesn’t get lighter.
+ God bless,
Sing a New Song
Christ, Be Our Light
: Taste and See
Thank you, Lord
How Can I Keep From Singing?
11 AM Mass is streamed
Deacon Paul Dietz - Thanksgiving for prayers answered (kidney stones) continued prayer for Deacon Paul’s mother who recently fell and will need to acclimate to a new living environment.
Of course we pray for Deacon Paul and Jan and their entire family. Let’s also consider all our families who are living through a similar situation with our loved ones. When we pray for Paul’s mom and family let’s also include all who are in similar situations - may the peace of Christ be on hand for them all.
Fr. Jim Oberle - Love and gratitude for your care for SFA.
Rita and Larry Casey - continued prayer and healing.
Beth - Complete healing of breast cancer.
Ana Rosa’s family in Mexico - healing of Covid-19.
Cindy and Debbie - To know God in their lives. Spiritual conversion.
Amber V. - complete healing of cancer.
Pat in Connecticut - healing of brain tumor.
Jerry & Madeline Rousseau - healing, strength, and peace. Enjoy friends and family.
Marilyn - healing of breast cancer.
James E. - prayers for continued healing following back/neck surgeries.
Frank - Alzheimers, and for his wife Anne, strength as caregiver.
Joan - healing of breast cancer.
Mary - for peace and joy in her nursing home placement.
And all nurses and first line defenders and patients.
Marilyn and Ray Crock, sfo - prayers for continued healing.
Ann Cole, sfo - cure of shingles.
Marriage Banns: Ada Thomas and Parker Bradshaw, August 1; Sarah Zaremba and Jeff Crosbie, October 10.
All our first responders across our country - prayers for encouragement, endurance, continued good health, and our deep gratitude. All our law enforcement professionals and the communities they serve to work effectively together toward shared goals.
For an end of the Covid-19 virus, a speedy vaccine and cure; complete recovery for all those infected and affected. (who cares if its repetitive - it should be)
For Jason Burrell’s acceptance into Permanent Deaconate Formation.
For all our visiting priests who have guided us through this period without a priest, may God continue to bless them abundantly.
For Fr. Vincent Sullivan - for success in his new assignment as Parochial Administrator at Christ our Hope parish in Lithonia, and Fr. Pedro Peloche - for his new assignment as Pastor of Our Lady of La Salette Parish in Canton.
Dear Lord, Thank you for hearing our petitions both those written here, and those on our hearts, please grant our prayers in a way that's best for us. We pray this prayer through Christ our Lord, Amen.
You are going to really enjoy Msr. Berona, he has been ordained for over 40 years and he is very youthful and fit. Msr. has a fun sense of humor and he is a real ‘people person.’ He enjoys the people he serves, and he will really enjoy it here with us at St. Francis. Msr. Barona’s first weekend will be July 4th and 5th, maybe sooner.
It was decided with the Perpetual Care Committee meeting that the proposed maintenance project is not one that will lend itself to having the Boy Scouts help us with the work. Fear not, however, here at SFA we have no shortage of projects for these fine young men to help with. They will be helping us with planting of a ground cover for the area behind the church.
What would you like to see?
Masses Monday, Tuesday 9AM. Fr. Jim’s last Mass with us. This Mass will be offered for Fr. Jim and all our visiting priests for serving us so lovingly.
As of this writing, we may have Communion Services Wednesday and Friday. Adoration will follow. Benediction at 12 noon.
Msr. Jaime Barona will be off on Tuesdays.
The office is taking petitions for Masses both during the week and weekend Masses.
Food Bank liaison Louise Koschler is stepping down and will be replaced by Rex Garrison. Food Pantry is opening up again this week with social distancing. They request monetary donations rather than food as they can purchase more at a discount.
Thank you Louise for all you have done in this critical ministry. All the best in your new ministry - you are in our prayers. Thank you Rex Garrison for taking over for Louise and being our contact for all questions and procedures that work best with the Food Pantry.
I would like to offer a special thank you to Steve Smith for his great help in the garage. He worked many hours on the project and did much of the work on the removal of items - especially old paint and lost building material; no small feat! Now the next step is to plan the storage, a task Steve is also spearheading.
Confession will be available next Saturday from 3:30-4:15.
The office is open for regular hours. If you visit or have an appointment please wear your mask.
God bless you all!
This note will be updated when I hear from Msr. Barona.
Deacon John Paul Mc Guire
on Saturday, June 27 at 3:45PM