PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK OF OUR PARISH FAMILY
Linda Adams, Noah Anderson, Candido Andino, Rosemary Carlson, Rosemary Carrubba, Alice Giambeluca, Tim Johnson, Jack Kibler, Troy Little, David MacKercher, Georgio Marchini, Rev. Dennis Mende, Patricia Moniot, Sherry Propheter, J.R. Janice Rial, Mark Stevenson, Tim Szczepinski, Lisa Troche, Pat Valone.
Wine – Hosts – Sanctuary Lights – Memorials
ST. JOHN CHURCH
Hosts – In Memory of Nicholas Rodriguez
(Anniversary and Father’s Day Remembrance)
By Miriam Rodriguez and Family
Sanctuary Light – Week of June 26th – July 2nd
In Memory of Minnie and John Colera
By Children and Grandchildren
WHAT IS A MEMORIAL DONATION?
Many times people wish to have a Mass offered, however, we only have a limited number that can be scheduled during the course of the year. An alternative way of honoring a deceased person is through a MEMORIAL DONATION. The monies collected are used for capital improvements for the parish.
If you would like to give a memorial donation to the Parish, send your wishes in writing along with your donation telling us who the memorial is for, who it’s from and who you would like notified. A card will then be sent to the family.
Holy Apostles Parish Youth Group is collecting cans and bottles. If you have any you would like to donate, please bring them to the Southside Redemption Center on Foote Avenue and tell them to put the proceeds into the Holy Apostles Youth Group account. Thank You!
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tell them you saw their ad on our bulletin.
SATURDAY, JUNE 25
4:00 (St. John) Elizabeth Geisler by Bruce and Eileen Widen
SUNDAY, JUNE 26
7:15 (SSPP) Intentions of our Parishioners
9:00 (St. John) Grace and Sandy Reale by Family
11:00 (SSPP) Gerald J. Corkery by Family
MONDAY, JUNE 27
St. Cyril of Alexandria
12:10 (SSPP) Nicholas Rodriguez, Anniversary by Miriam Rodriguez and Family
TUESDAY, JUNE 28
9:00 (St. John) Conroe Family by Estate
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29
SS. Peter and Paul, Apostles
12:10 (SSPP) Leo and Gertrude Batt by Estate
THURSDAY, JUNE 30
The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church
9:00 (St. John) Anthony and Mary Martinelli by Estate
FIRST FRIDAY, JULY 1
Blessed Junipero Serra
11:15 (SSPP) Devotions and Benediction
12:10 (SSPP) Gilbert and Teresa Caskey by Estate
SATURDAY, JULY 2
4:00 (St. John) Souls of the Faithful Departed
SUNDAY, JULY 3
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
7:15 (SSPP) Intentions of our Parishioners
9:00 (St. John) Pearl and Michael Farnella by Family
11:00 (SSPP) M/M Willy Kutschske by Sons
ATTENTION PARENTS OF FIRST COMMUNION STUDENTS!
If your child had his/her picture taken at First Communion, PLEASE PICK UP THEIR PICTURE DISK at the parish office during office hours.
Cost is $15 per disk. If paying by check, make check payable to Scott Carlson. If paying by cash, please have exact amount with you. Thank you!
When you’re out of town you can find Mass times for parishes all over the country via the Internet. Log on to www.masstimes.org. This is just one of the products that the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is able to provide because of your generous donations to the annual Catholic Communication Campaign.
YOUR FINANCIAL STEWARDSHIP
Sunday, June 19
Collection Total – $7,524.27
Thank you for your support of our parish ministries!
ADULT FAITH FORMATION
Come Holy Spirit, come!
The next in our series of Wednesday evening presentations will be a “LIFE IN THE SPIRIT” seminar. This is a 7 week study that will focus on the presence of the Holy Spirit in the life of the Church and of each baptized person. Beginning in the mid twentieth century within the context of the Catholic Charismatic renewal, such seminars have been held throughout the world, inviting Catholics to a deeper and more vibrant living of our faith.
The weekly presentations invite participants into a relationship with the Holy Spirit who leads us to Christ who brings us to the Father. It is the Spirit who empowers us for personal holiness, renewed Catholic life and evangelization.
The LIFE IN THE SPIRIT seminars will be offered twice weekly: On Wednesday evenings at 7 PM in SS. Peter and Paul hall beginning July 13th; and on Friday afternoons at 1 PM in SS. Peter and Paul Church hall beginning July 15th.
The sessions will be directed by Celeste Martin who facilitated the Symbolon series last Advent season. To make a reservation to attend, e-mail Celeste at firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the summer, Father Dennis, Deacon Sam and Mrs. Paula Slagle will be instructing any young person who would like to become an altar server for our weekend Masses. The classes will be given each Wednesday morning from 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM. Beginning this Wednesday, June 29th and next Wednesday, July 6th, we will meet at SS. Peter and Paul Church. On July 13th and July 20th we will meet at St. John Church. Any young person from grade 3 through high school is welcome to join our team of servers.
Please fill out the form below and return it to the parish office at 508 Cherry St., Jamestown. You can also place it in the collection basket at weekend Mass.
I WOULD LIKE TO BECOME AN ALTAR SERVER
AGAINST THE GRAIN
It’s a phrase we sometimes use to describe a situation when things are trending in one direction and an individual or group takes a stand in opposition to what appears to be the accepted approach. This phenomenon happens in all aspects of our lives and our response when encountering it can range from enthusiastic approval to harsh criticism. It should come as no surprise that this is found in religious faiths as well, and Jesus is perhaps the prime example of one who stood against the grain in his proclamation of the Gospel. Just a cursory reading of the accounts of his actions reveals that he spent a great deal of time challenging people to consider the consequences of the ways in which their lives were trending.
What he did in his earthly ministry is applicable to us in our own time and place. Because of what we believe is God’s will for us as Catholics we are actually required as a matter of faith to stand in opposition to certain trends in our society. Our guideline for doing so is what is revealed through the Scriptures and taught in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It is especially important for us to keep this in mind as we respond to what is unfolding in the public forum in this election year. The Church has learned the hard way in her over two thousand year history that it is counterproductive to her mission, and even destructive thereof, to align herself with a particular party or its platform. That’s why we do not allow the use of our worship spaces or religious services as a forum for promoting a candidate and garnering votes for the person.
Rather, we look at and evaluate party platforms and candidates in the light of Scripture and the guidance of the Magisterium (i.e. the teaching of the bishops in communion with the Pope as informed by the theologians who are mandated to study an issue). When we do this it becomes clear that no one platform lines up exactly with the Church’s teaching. Furthermore, we need to be very wise (Jesus himself counseled being “shrewd as serpents and simple as doves” – Matthew 10: 16) in evaluating what a candidate says and promotes so that we do not allow ourselves to be manipulated into someone who is pandering to us to appear as though the individual is the best spokesperson for our values.
Going against the grain in this sense is not an all or nothing proposition as we see in the life of Jesus himself. One example is his criticism of the Pharisees. Whereas he called them to account for their not putting into practice what they taught, he never said what they taught was incorrect and reminded the people that they were to observe their instruction in the faith (see Matthew 23: 1-3). Thus, our guide in civic affairs should be the counsel of our Lord: know what has been revealed to us and when the trend is contrary to it, go against the grain.
Be at peace,
Father Dennis Mende