SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER ~ JUNE 1, 2014
Sunday Scripture Meditation: Acts 1:12-14; 1 Peter 4:13-16; John 17:1-11a
When Jesus walked the earth, He was limited by His human body. A man like us in all things but sin, He could do only so much. But now, risen and glorified, Jesus has no limitations. He can pour out grace and healing at every Mass and still be present to every soul searching for Him. He forgives us, consoles us, and blesses us. He is our advocate and defender against all evil. Reprinted with the permission of The Word Among Us, 2014
CELEBRATION OF MASSES THIS WEEK
Sat…5-31 4:30pm +GEORGE MARUS ~ The Marus Family
Sun…6-01 7:30am +CATHERINE OLSAVSKY ~ Ann M. Janosko
9:00am +ANTHONY VERNUCCIO ~ Wife, Carmella
11:00am +AUGUSTIN PETRUS ~ Mr & Mrs Vasil Zihal
MON… 7:30am +MICHAELINE KORNACKI ~ Joseph, Helen, Allison & Daniel Krekosko
TUES .. 7:00am +EMILY OLEYAR ~ Joseph Nalewajk
WED … 7:30am +MICHAEL HOVANEC ~ Wilma Falat
THUR .. 7:30am +CARMELYN HEVEY ~ Sisters of SSCM
FRI …. 7:30am +MICHAEL J. BUDA, Jr. ~ Dad, Mom and Sisters
SAT … 8:00am +SUSAN HAJTOL ~ Mr & Mrs Larry Wells
6/07 4:30pm +ANDREW MARCINOV ~ Daughters, Marge and Dianne
SUN …6/08 7:30am +MICHAEL J. BUDA, Sr. ~ Hank Burke, Jr. and Daughters
9:00am +FOR THE MANCINI FAMILY ~ Ed & Jan Mancini
1 1:00am +PLAVECKY SOCIETY, LIVING AND DECEASED MEMBERS
We offer our deep Sympathy to the families of Robert Galello, Rose Komornik and Lorenza Castaneda, who passed away during the past week.
Weekly Offertory 5-25-2014: $4,358.00
Thank You for your continued Support!
This Week in our Parish:
SUN: Senior Choir rehearsal at 10:00am
MON: 7:30am Mass and Novena Prayers
The Parish Renewal Committee meets this Tuesday at 7:00pm in the School Meeting Room.
PRAYER CORNER: Please pray for the good health of Nicholas Colazzo, the DeFazio Family, Irene Koripsky, Ann Lumas, David Petreycik, Rose Re, T.J. Recupido, Jacqueline Rios, Bill Roman, Ramona Rosado, Helen Wargo, and other parishioners who may be in the hospital,convalescent homes or homebound at this time.
YOUTH CHOIR: The last rehearsal for this season will be on Wed., JUNE 4th. The Choir will be singing at the 9:00am Sunday Mass on JUNE 8th.
Defending Our Religious Liberty #115
Critics who say the Catholic Church is against universal health care are misinformed. The Catholic Church is founded on the Corporal Works of Mercy and helping others. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has always advocated for health care. The Catholic Church is opposing the federal health care mandate, because it violates the First Amendment, which is supposed to safeguard freedom of religion. If you haven’t done so already, please voice your opposition to the mandate by calling President Obama at the White House at 202-456-1111or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at 202-205-5445. Let them know that the mandate is in violation of our First Amendment right to religious freedom.
The CATHOLICISM group will meet this Sunday, JUNE 1, after the 9am Mass, and on Monday, JUNE 2, at 7pm, in the parish hall. The topic is “The Revelation of God Become Man”.
Our PARISH NURSES will be available in the Hall next weekend to do blood pressure screenings after the 4:30pm Mass on Saturday as well as after each Mass on Sunday morning: 7:30, 9:00 and 11:00 o’clock.
The Men’s Society of our parish will be having their 7th Annual Classic Car Show on Saturday, JUNE 7, 2014 11:00am – 2:00pm (rain date will be June 14, 2014). Car donation per car is $10.00. Free Admission. The Car Show is open to ALL cars, no cut-off. There will be music as well as food. Some of the proceeds will go to Nicholas Collazo, age 8, a parishioner of Holy Name of Jesus who was diagnosed with a soft tissue in his neck (cancer). Also, we will be donating to “Homes For The Brave”, a transitional housing program available to our Veterans. For more information, give Larry Wells a call at 203-395-7073 or email him at Lawman56@optonline.net
The GUILD of the MOTHER OF JESUS will hold their Installation Dinner at the Blue Goose Restaurant on Wednesday, JUNE 11. Cocktails at 6:00pm and Dinner at 6:30pm. Cost is $24.00. Choice of entree’s include Roast Sirloin of Beef, Chicken Parmigiana, Stuffed Filet of Sole or Fried Bay Scallops. All entree’s include Salad, Potato, Vegetable, Coffee, Tea and Dessert. Please call in your entrée selection to Nancy Vietri, phone # 203-685-8147 by the “cut-off date”, this Wednesday, June 4, for this sit-down dinner. Payment may be made via the collection basket, marked “Guild Installation Dinner”, or dropped off at the Parish Office.
PRE-SCHOOL SUMMER CAMP: St. James School will hold a Summer Camp for preschoolers, ages 3 & 4 for the month of July, starting JULY 7 and ending August 1st. The fee is $135 a week and the camp will run from 9:00am to Noon, Monday – Friday. Please call the school office at 203-375-5994 to register or for more information.
In baptism, we are plunged into the Paschal Mystery of Jesus Christ. While this enables us to live and reign with Him for ever in heaven, it also ensures that we will suffer and die with Him before such a resurrection. No one really enjoys suffering, but for the faithful Christian, what is most important is that we live the life of Christ Himself in whatever our own circumstances may be.
FAITH AND YOUR FAMILY: Great Catholic Families #1
Great Catholic families make Sunday Mass the center of their week. Mass is the glue that keeps them together. Whether you have young children or teens, getting them to pay attention is a challenge. Try sitting up front so they aren’t distracted by everyone around them. Take time to explain to them what’s going on at the different times during the Mass. Going to Mass each week is worth the effort. When we gather to hear God’s Word and approach His altar to receive the Eucharist, we build up his body, the Church. Together, in community we pray and sing and worship. We learn how to follow Jesus more closely. When we do all this together, we are rooted in Christ as a family, and we are reminded that the center of our family life is Christ.
Shred Day at St. Ann Church, Saturday, JUNE 14, 9:00am – Noon at their parking lot,481 Brewster St., Bpt.Compile your documents in boxes or bags to be destroyed and recycledonlocation while you watch.Cost is $25 for up to three boxes, $5 for each additional box. Noneed to separate staples, paper clips, spiralnotebooks or binders. Call 203-368-1607 or email Secretary@StAnnBlackRock.com
MARCH FOR MARRIAGE – June 19 in Washington, D.C. The Diocese of Bridgeport is organizing a one-day bus trip to the March in support for upholding the definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman. For more information and to make a reservation, contact Angela Mantero, Director of Marriage and Family, at email@example.com or call her at 203-416-1627.