Reminder for Sunday, June 26, 2016, 13th Ordinary Time C

Gen 2

Sez Genevieve, "Hi, Everybody, Welcome in.  Look at me, I can walk."

 

Welcome: Catholic Mass with coffee & juice, and pastries, some bought, some home-made.

Time: 9:30; Celebrate with the Community & Stack & Mike. 

Place: Sigler Elementary, 1400 Janwood Drive, Plano, TX 75075

 

Buddy 1
 

Buddy, you look terrific in your new robes.

 

Readings:                          

1 Kings   19,  16, 19-21,  Please, let me kiss my father & mother goodbye.

Psalm 16,  You are my inheritance, O Lord.

Galatians 5, 1, 13-18,     You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

Luke 9, 51-62,  I will follow you, Lord, but first let me say farewell to my family.

 

Brandon 1`


 

Hi, Brandon, How do you like Lovejoy?

 

Community Activities:  

  1. ROMEO MEET: Friday, June 24 , Jason's Deli, Collin Creek Mall, west side of Central, 1:00.   Welcome all wakos,  you will fit right in.
  2. JULIET LUNCHEON, (aka.,just us ladies into eating together):  TBA

 

Beth 1

 

Who is that taking all those pictures?  Thanks, Beth, they are excellent.

 

 

Special Notice 1:  Can we postpone the community brunch until July 10?  I completely forgot to mention it last Sunday.   This Sunday is too soon now, and July 4th weekend is next.   So, July 10?

Special Notice 2:   We would like to form a help network for Richard & Carol and John & Mary Jane.   It will depend upon what Richard and Mary Jane would find helpful.   Meals?  If you could help out in any way way, please contact Grace LeBlanc, dougle20@verizon.net.  

 

  Diane

 

Happy 44th to you and Kent, Diane.

 

 

What is going on in Our Catholic World

  1. Francis among wolves, Corpus & America, June 20,   678 words,       Download Francis among Wolves 6-23-16 
  2. The Catholic Church and the LGBT community, Corpus, June 20,  765 words,   Download Church & LGBT Catholics 6-23-16

 

Harper 1

 

Happy Birthday, Harper.  Excellent, 5 years old.

 

True? 

The best fishermen I know try not to make the same mistakes over and over again; instead they strive to make new and interesting mistakes and to remember what they learned from them.

John Gierach, American author (and fisherman)

 

 

Offertory 1

Thanks for the Offertory you folks, Diane & Erin, Lynda & Tom.

 

 

See you Sunday.

J.S., 214-783-0443



Carol 5

 

Special Blessings on you, Carol, as you begin this journey.

 

JSM Mission-Faith Statement

Help create a Catholic Community that welcomes all God’s People, provides for and challenges spiritual and total growth.

Reaches out to help people who are disadvantaged and make the world we live in a better place to live.

See you Sunday.

J.S., 214-783-0443


Men 5

A Fathers' Day Blessing for all our guys.


Sunday Homily, June 19, 2016, 12th Sunday Ordinary Time


Joe & Clare 1

Welcome to our marvelous community, Clare & Joe, from Hilton Head.   Clare is Rosemary's sister (but not her twin sister).  

 

Readings:                          

Zechariah   12,  10-11, 13, 1, I pour out on the house of David a spirit of grace.

Psalm 63,  My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.

Galatians 3, 26-29,     Through faith you are all children of God

Luke 9, 18-24,  If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily.

  Gen 6

 

Genevieve, too, not to be outdone in hospitality, says, "Hi, Joe & Clare.  Welcome.  And Welcome, Everybody."

 

Zecheria observations : 

Who:  
one of the 12 minor prophets.  Why?  Small work.  Only 14 little chapters.  Vs the Big 3, who have chapters numbering into the 60’s.  Zecharia is really the author of this work.

Time:  
post Babylonian Captivity, therefore, after 555 before Christ.  How do we know?  Reference is made to Darius, the king of the Persians.

Content:  
part 1 involves visions about the restoration of Jerusalem.  Part 2, our part, talks about future prosperity.  Maybe a slightly forgetable book.  I have not one line highlighted in my bible.

Sources: Good News Bible, Wikipedia

 

Kevin 1

 

Kevin, also, says, "Welcome in, Joe & Clare, and Welcome, Everybody?

 

 

Deny Myself and Take up a Cross Daily

This morning I would like to talk about this notion of taking up my cross daily.   Every time I hear this it creeps me out.  It is so depressing and gloomy.  I have known people who have followed this scrupulously and they were not happy.  In fact, I could describe them as psychologically infirm.

I think there was some of this in my original decision to enter the Jesuits to be a priest in 1958.

 

 

Brandon 3

 

Our Professional Candle Lighter of The Week, Brandon.

 

Certainly in those early years of Jesuit training, we practiced this.  We took up the cross daily.  We lived in silence most of the time, worked hard on the beautiful Jesuit farm at Grand Coteau, and we never went back to our original homes, even for Christmas or weddings.   A really regimented monastic life, up at 5:00, lights out at 10:00, every day, month after month, year after year.

Times have certainly changed since Vatican II and I have obviously changed.  I think there is a healthy way to understand taking up one's cross.  I have three positive comments.

 

 

Team 2

 

Buddy, Is that a little mouse admiring you?

 

First, it can be a invitation or a challenge to  self-improvement.  I see a lot of this every morning I go to work out at the Jewish Community Center.  These people are healthy and not depressed.

Secondly, the self-improvement involves obvious things, like the big three:

          Healthy eating, that is, watch out for salt, sugar, and fat or butter, the major seducer ingredients of fast food places, like McDonald’s.

 

 

Tori-Hannah 2

 

Hannah, who is that loving up on you?

 

          Exercise, that is, keep moving.  2 a days are coming for high school football players.  You want to see self discipline?  27 days from now I will join 15 thousand other wakos to ride across Iowa in a week, about 500 miles.  I’m exercising, getting in shape.  

I know a couple here who will remain nameless, who when the husband was discovered to have the beginning of Diabetes 2, he decided to eat healthy and exercise.  He did it, lost a good bit of extra weight, and controlled his diagnosis.   Following his example, his wife joined him and she, too, lost weight and got into shape.  

 

Torri-Hannah

 

Folks, that seems to be Victoria who loves Hannah.

 

 

          Thirdly, taking breaks, days off, vacation periods.  A day off a week
or 3 once a month.   Contemplate and reflect during the breaks.  Contemplate what?  My blessings & gifts & joys.  Number one, number two, and on.

The final comment, the goal of all this discipline & self-improvement?     Be fully alive.  This is what it means to take up a cross in a healthy way. 

Where are you being invited by God to become more fully alive?

 

Gen 5

Sez Genevieve, "Is it not my turn to play that guitar?"

 

 

 


Announcements

Rosemary’s Blessing of The Week

Father's Day blessing

 

NO BRUNCH NEXT SUNDAY.  POSTPONED.

 

Denni
 

Denni reading from Zechariah.

 

Our Special Thanks

  •    For  the Readings:    Tom & Denni
  •    For The Team:   Kevin & Georgie & Buddy
  •    For the Communion Bread:   Alison
  •    For the Wine & Cups:  Becky & Tom
  •    For the Pictures:   Rick & Connie,  Mike
  •    For the coffee and extras:   Becky & Tom & Jackie
  •    For the altar & sound: Jackie & Hue
  •    For the Music:  David & Bethany & Ray & Shonda
  •    For all who helped with communion   

 

Tom 1

 

Tom reading from Galatians.

 

 

Birthdays:   Bernadette (today, Sunday), Brian Pack ( (65, Wednesday)

Anniversaries: 

Barb & Warren (37th, Friday)

Chuck & Sandra  (55th, Thursday)

 

  Carol 4

 

Special Blessing for Carol.

 

 

Please Remember these special people:

For Carol’s operation the end of this month;  For Nina's dad, Art, who just died this week at 93, and for Nina and the family;  For John Schanot's upcoming kidney operation connected with cancer;   For Nadia's recuperation;   For Claire's mom;  For Jan’s mom;  For Grace's mom in Alberta;   For Dee and Mike;   For Tom Good;     For Cliff & Jean;   For Loretta's brother, Don Garcia;   For Laura's sister Claudia; For Bernadette's mom;  For Dawn;   John Simari’s friend, Ron;      For Frank;     For Anthony;   For a number of David McKeon's family who are having a rough time with health issues;  For Frank & Mary's niece, Lisa, with cancer;     For John & Jean's son John Louis;    For our good friend Kay in Ontario;    For Jackie Urbanczyk's continued recovery;

 

  Carol 1

 

Special Blessing for Healing and Health.

 

For Rosemary's sister, Patty and her husband, Lou;  For Connie's nephew, Fred; For Mary Jane Stevenson's son Philip, 34, sick & don't know why;    The Quinn’s granddaughter, Mikayla;   For Maureen’s daughter, Kathleen, with cancer;      For Jackie's friend, Barbara, plus Angela;   For Nadia's friend, Shannon Freeman;   For Nina Tucker's dad, Art;   For Sr. Patricia Otillio, a nun I worked with for years in Grand Coteau;  Judy Thompson's dad in the hospital;  John Cade's mother in law, Kalliopi Piskiouli;  Charlie's brother in law with cancer;    Frank’s sister, Grace Campos, 84, with stage one;     Diane McClurg's mom;   For Steve Barrett, Rose, & Katie;

 

Carol 6
 

Special Blessing from The Whole Community.

 



Dick Thompson's daughter, Teri Jill.   Barb & Warren's grandbabies, Leighton Elizabeth and Warren Phillip and Ethan Michel, & their friend Chris, plus Barb's dad & niece;   Gilberto's mom and brother; Tom and Teresa Quinn's niece, Chawna, with cancer, plus Neva Flynn, Angel, and Diane Kreeitzer;   Connie Doherty's mom and her sister, plus Kevin's cousin, Peter; for Mary Ellen & her Margaret, Jim, & Christopher;   for our friends, sons, and daughters in the military, including Ryan McClurg and Chebino; cure for autism from Laura Chollick; for our President that he have great success and someday hold his grandchildren in his lap.

 

  Men 1

 

Special Blessing for Fathers' Day.

 

Your Finances, June 19, 2016

Expenses:   $  (Next week)

Outreach:   $

Your Finances, June 12, 2016

Expenses:   $850.00

Outreach:   $280.00

Donated today:  Nothing special

Thanks for your Generosity, Everybody.

 

Men 2

 

Special Blessing for Special Guys.
 

 

 

Have a Great Week, J.S

(214-783-0443)

 

Men 4

 

Special Blessing from The Whole Community.

 

 

JSM Mission-Faith Statement  

      Help create a Catholic Community that welcomes all God’s People,  provides for & challenges spiritual & total growth.  

      Reaches out to help people who are disadvantaged & make the world  we live in a better place to live.


Reminder for Sunday, June 19, 2016, 12th Ordinary Time C

Gen-Buddy


Hey, Buddy, it looks like you have a new admirer.  Would you like to teach Genevieve how to help us with the Mass?  Never too young to help out.  Maybe she also loves you new robes. 

 

 

Welcome: Catholic Mass with coffee & juice, and pastries, some bought, some home-made.

Time: 9:30; Celebrate with the Community & Stack. 

Place: Sigler Elementary, 1400 Janwood Drive, Plano, TX 75075

 

Leo-Gen

 

That little girl can walk!  Leo is guiding her around to visit all her admirers.

 

 

Readings:                          

Zechariah   12,  10-11, 13, 1, I pour out on the house of David a spirit of grace.

Psalm 63,  My soul is thirsting for you, O Lord my God.

Galatians 3, 26-29,     Through faith you are all children of God

Luke 9, 18-24,  If anyone wishes to come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily.

 

Leo-Gen 2

 

Leo says, "At that rate we ain't getting there."

 

 

Community Activities:  

  1. ROMEO MEET: Friday, June 17 , Jason's Deli, Collin Creek Mall, west side of Central, 1:00.   Welcome all wakos,  you will fit right in.
  2. JULIET LUNCHEON, (aka.,just us ladies into eating together):  TBA

 

Healing 2

 

 

Healing for Maddie and Sandra.
 

 

 

What is going on in Our Catholic World

  1.  2 Questions about new law concerning negligent bishops, National Catholic Reporter, June 10,   1400 words,      Download Questions on new law 6-16-16

 

Healing 1

 

Healing for Teresa and Tom.

 

True? 

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up 

like a raisin in the sun?

Or fester like a sore --

And then run?

Does it stink like rotten meat?

Or crust and sugar over--

Like a syrupy sweet?

 

Maybe it just sags

like a heavy load.

 

Or does it explode?

 Langston Hughes

 

Communion 2

 

Communion for All.

 

 

See you Sunday.

J.S., 214-783-0443

 

Play scene

The Play Corner.



JSM Mission-Faith Statement

Help create a Catholic Community that welcomes all God’s People, provides for and challenges spiritual and total growth.

Reaches out to help people who are disadvantaged and make the world we live in a better place to live.

See you Sunday.

J.S., 214-783-0443

 

NICOLE

Claire, want to know how to scare away the bears in Yosemite?  Having learned last year with us, Nicole is ready to share her profound knowledge.  Who knows, Claire, maybe you could us this method with your tribe of grand kids, especially the twins.




Sunday Homily, June 12, 2016, 11th Sunday Ordinary Time

Readings:                          

2 Samuel   12,  7-10, 13, David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.”

Psalm 32,  Lord, forgive the wrong I have done.

Galatians 2, 16, 19-21     A person is not justified by work or the law

Luke 7, 36-8, 3,  The woman who bathed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair.

 

Everet 2

 

Welcome into our beautiful world, Everet.  You are marvelous.

 

 

2 Samuel observations: (Following upon last week)

What :  2 Samuel is the second book in a 4 book semi-history of the early tribe of Israelites.  The books, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings.  The story goes from Samuel, the last of the judges, to Saul, the first of the kings, to King David (with Goliath, Jonathan, Mikah and dancing, Bathsheba & Solomon).

The two books of Samuel focus on Saul & David and their difficult relationship.

 

Tori 1

 

Victoria says, "Hi, Everybody, Welcome in.

 

 

When composed:   during the Babylonian Captivity, ca. 555 before Christ.  Why at this time?  Same reason why so much was composed at this time, to explain why the Captivity, to keep the tribal identity, and to provide hope for a brighter future.

Who composed:   Tradition said Jeremiah the prophet, but contemporary studies show at least 3 writers.

Today's selection:  the prophet Nathan is chastising King David because he has been really bad.  See the homily, a Bible story today.

SourcesNew Jerusalem Bible, Wikipedia

 

 

Team 1

 

The Team

 

A Bible Story

This morning I would like to tell a bible story.  It is about the great Jewish hero, King David.  I tell the story because it is background to today’s first reading from 2 Samuel.  More than likely you have not a clue about where today’s passage is coming from.

Here we go.  This is the way the composers put it together, not necessarily how it was.

 

Buddy 1

 

Anybody notice?  Buddy has his own robe.  Congratulations, Buddy.

 

 

There was a man named Jesse who had 8 sons.  Samuel, the last of the judges is sent by Yahweh to find a successor to Saul, the present king who is misbehaving and Yahweh has decided to reject him. 


Read about Saul and you can’t help but see bipolar symptoms.

 

Music 1

 

The Best Music.

 

So Samuel goes to Bethlehem to the house of Jesse, who has 8 of sons.  The first 7 pass by and Yahweh tells Samuel, "Not this one."   Eventually number 8 comes in, Little David.   When Samuel sees him, Yahweh tells him, “That’s the one.”

So, David is especially chosen by Yahweh, a hero quality.

David goes to Saul’s court and becomes a favorite.  Then in a fight with the Philistines, little David kills the giant Goliath.  Another hero quality.

 

Play Time 1

The Play Center.

 

Time goes on, Saul gets jealous because David is so popular and he decides to kill him.  The second part of 1 Samuel details all the struggles between Saul and David.  David even has a chance to kill a sleeping Saul in a cave, but he simply cuts off a piece of his cloak to show Saul later.  Saul cries, swears he will stop trying to kill David, but then continues.  David’s mercy, another hero quality.

Time goes on, Saul actually commits suicide, and David becomes the popular king of the Jewish nation.  His army is defeating all their enemies.

 

 

Maddie-Sandra

 

Sandra with her granddaughter, Maddie, from Nebraska who now goes to TCU.

 

One morning our hero king is strolling on the roof of his palace.  While walking he spies a beautiful woman on another roof taking a bath.  He invites her over for dinner and, behold, she becomes pregnant.  David is already married to Saul’s daughter, Michal, but Yahweh has rejected her because she mocked David for dancing before the people in a victory parade.  The woman, Bathsheba. 

So David decides to invite Bathsheba’s husband to dinner.  Her husband, Uriah, is with the army in the field.   David gets him drunk and tells him to go home to his wife.  Then Uriah will assume that Bashsheba’s baby is his. 

 

 

Leo 1

 

Leo the Candle Lighter of The Week.

 

However, Uriah tells David he won’t sleep under a roof while his men are sleeping in the field.  So that plan won’t work. 

Then David tells his commander to put Uriah on the front line, get into a battle, then pull the other men back, leaving Uriah.  So Uriah is killed.

 So David, our hero king, invites Bathsheba to join his household. 

At this point the prophet Nathan of our story is told by Yahweh to visit David.   Nathan tells David a little story.

 

Gen 1

 

Guess who now walks.  Beware.  "Good Morning, Genevieve."
 

 

There were two men, a rich man who had everything, large flocks and every convenience.  The second man, a neighbor had nothing more than a little lamb which he had bought.  The man loved the lamb and even slept with it.

Two visitors come to the rich man’s house.  Instead of preparing a meal from one of his own lambs, the rich man takes the poor man’s lamb for his meal.  Nathan asks David what should happen to that rich man.  David says he should be severely punished. 

 Nathan says, “You are that rich man!”   David is stunned and goes into penance and mourning.  This is where our story comes in.  All this happened before our little reading.

 

 

Collin 2

 

Collin Classic Bike Rally.

 

A lesson?   Even the hero, the chosen of Yahweh, fails and commits sin.  We are all King Davids.   

Lesson 2: Yahweh forgives and accepts.  This theme is exemplified by our gospel, the woman bathing Jesus’ feet with her tears.  Forgiveness and acceptance.

I would suggest it also involves self forgiveness and self acceptance when we fail to be what we would like ourselves to be.

 

Collin 1
 

Crossing the dam at Lake Lavon. 

 

David was accepted by Yahweh and Bathsheba, although she loses her first child with David, goes on to have another son, who is considered the ancestor of Jesus.

How good is your self acceptance?

 

Collin 4

Rest stop # 3 on the shore of The Lake.

 

 

 

 


Announcements

Rosemary’s Blessing of The Week

Rosemary is away this week at her college reunion, College of New Rochelle, NY (50th!)

 

Patricia 1

Patricia reading from 2 Samuel.

 

 

Our Special Thanks

  •    For  the Readings:   Patricia & Marsha 
  •    For The Team:   Kevin & Georgie & Buddy
  •    For the Communion Bread:   Alison
  •    For the Wine & Cups:  Becky & Tom
  •    For the Pictures:   Rick & Connie,  Mike
  •    For the coffee and extras:   Becky & Tom & Jackie
  •    For the altar & sound: Jackie & Hue
  •    For the Music:  David & Bethany & Ray
  •    For all who helped with communion   

 

Marsha 1

 

Marsha reading from Galatians.

 

 

Birthdays:  Wally Banzhaf  (71, Monday), Alison (55, Wednesday)

Anniversaries: 

Joe Barnes & Jane (35th, Tuesday)

 

Bill

Welcome into the 60's, Bill, a great decade.

 

 

 Please Remember these special people:

For Nina's dad, Art, who just died this week at 93, and for Nina and the family;  For John Schanot's upcoming kidney operation connected with cancer;   For Nadia's recuperation;   For Claire's mom;  For Jan’s mom;  For Grace's mom in Alberta;   For Dee and Mike;   For Tom Good;     For Cliff & Jean;   For Loretta's brother, Don Garcia;   For Laura's sister Claudia; For Bernadette's mom;  For Dawn;   John Simari’s friend, Ron;      For Frank;     For Anthony;   For a number of David McKeon's family who are having a rough time with health issues;  For Frank & Mary's niece, Lisa, with cancer;     For John & Jean's son John Louis;    For our good friend Kay in Ontario;    For Jackie Urbanczyk's continued recovery;

 

Mike

 

Happy 38th year as a deacon, Mike.

 

 

For Rosemary's sister, Patty and her husband, Lou;  For Connie's nephew, Fred; For Mary Jane Stevenson's son Philip, 34, sick & don't know why;    The Quinn’s granddaughter, Mikayla;   For Maureen’s daughter, Kathleen, with cancer;      For Jackie's friend, Barbara, plus Angela;   For Nadia's friend, Shannon Freeman;   For Nina Tucker's dad, Art;   For Sr. Patricia Otillio, a nun I worked with for years in Grand Coteau;  Judy Thompson's dad in the hospital;  John Cade's mother in law, Kalliopi Piskiouli;  Charlie's brother in law with cancer;    Frank’s sister, Grace Campos, 84, with stage one;     Diane McClurg's mom;   For Steve Barrett, Rose, & Katie;

 

Leo 2

Leo our candle lighter helping out.



Dick Thompson's daughter, Teri Jill.   Barb & Warren's grandbabies, Leighton Elizabeth and Warren Phillip and Ethan Michael, & their friend Chris, plus Barb's dad & niece;   Gilberto's mom and brother; Tom and Teresa Quinn's niece, Chawna, with cancer, plus Neva Flynn, Angel, and Diane Kreeitzer;   Connie Doherty's mom and her sister, plus Kevin's cousin, Peter; for Mary Ellen & her Margaret, Jim, & Christopher;   for our friends, sons, and daughters in the military, including Ryan McClurg and Chebino; cure for autism from Laura Chollick; for our President that he have great success and someday hold his grandchildren in his lap.

 

Kristin-Everet

Happy Birthday, Kristin, and congratulations on Everet.

 

 

Your Finances, June 12, 2016 (Next Week)

Expenses:   $

Outreach:   $

Donated today:  

Thanks for your Generosity, Everybody.

 

Patricia 3

 

Thanks, Patricia, for all you do. 

 

Have a Great Week, J.S

(214-783-0443)

 

Everet 1

 

Everet says, "Thanks for the welcome, Everybody."

 

JSM Mission-Faith Statement  

      Help create a Catholic Community that welcomes all God’s People,  provides for & challenges spiritual & total growth.  

      Reaches out to help people who are disadvantaged & make the world  we live in a better place to live.


Reminder for Sunday, June 12, 2016, 11th Ordinary Time C

Vivian 2

Hi, Vivian, thanks for helping out with the singing this week.  

 

 

Welcome: Catholic Mass with coffee & juice, and pastries, some bought, some home-made.

Time: 9:30; Celebrate with the Community & Stack. 

Place: Sigler Elementary, 1400 Janwood Drive, Plano, TX 75075

 

Please remember Nina Tucker's dad, Art, who just died this week at 92, and the family.

 

West Side

 

Beware of that West Coast crowd.  Too much fun going on over there.

 

 

Readings:                          

2 Samuel   12,  7-10, 13, David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.”

Psalm 32,  Lord, forgive the wrong I have done.

Galatians 2, 16, 19-21     A person is not justified by work or the law

Luke 7, 36-8, 3,  The woman who bathed the feet of Jesus and dried them with her hair.

 

Healing

 

After 677 USAF sorties over Viet Nam without getting shot down, Dick treasures life.
 

 

 

Community Activities:  

  1. ROMEO MEET: Friday, June 10 , Jason's Deli, Collin Creek Mall, west side of Central, 1:00.   Welcome all wakos,  you will fit right in.
  2. JULIET LUNCHEON, (aka.,just us ladies into eating together):  TBA

 

Dinsmores 2

 

Welcome to summer vacation, Dana & Dawson, and to your happy mom. 
 

 

 

What is going on in Our Catholic World

  1.  Remove negligent bishops, National Catholic Reporter, June 4,  272 words,     Download Removal of Bishops 6-9-16

 

Communion 2


Communion team ready, welcome, Patricia, Sandra, Marilyn, & Cheryl. 

 

 

True? 

Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it comes from being open to all the questions.

EARL GREY STEVENS

 

Communion 1

 

Communion for Nina & Kerry, and Joe.

 

 

See you Sunday.

J.S., 214-783-0443


Peace 2

Peace, Everybody.

 

 

JSM Mission-Faith Statement

Help create a Catholic Community that welcomes all God’s People, provides for and challenges spiritual and total growth.

Reaches out to help people who are disadvantaged and make the world we live in a better place to live.

See you Sunday.

J.S., 214-783-0443




Peace

 

And special peace to all from Victoria and Zoe.


Sunday Homily,June 5, 2016, 10th Sunday Ordinary Time C

Readings:                          

1 Kings   17,  17-24, See, your son is alive.

Psalm 30,  I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.

Galatians 1, 11-19,    The gospel preached by me is not of human origin.

Luke 7, 11-17,  The dead man sat up and began to speak.

 

Vivian 1

 

Welcome, Vivian.  It is so nice to see you.  You are gorgeous.

 

1 Kings observations:

What 1 Kings is the third book in a 4 book semi-historical history of the early tribe of Israelites.  The books, 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings.  The story goes from Samuel, the last of the judges, to Saul, the first of the kings, to King David (with Goliath, Jonathan, Mikah and dancing, Bathsheba & Solomon).

The two books of Kings focus on Solomon and his building of the temple and, finally, the split into two states, Israel in the north, Juda in the south with Jerusalem.  Ultimately, the story tells the defeat of the state of Israel by Syria and the disappearance of those northern 10 tribes. 

 

Harper 1

 

Harper, too, says, "Welcome, Vivian, and welcome, Everybody."

 

 

When composed:   during the Babylonian Captivity, ca. 555 before Christ.  Why at this time?  Same reason why so much was composed at this time, to explain why the Captivity, to keep the tribal identity, and to provide hope for a brighter future.

Who composed:   Tradition said Jeremiah the prophet, but contemporary studies show at least 3 writers.

Today's selection:  the prophet Elijah raises the dead son of a widow.

Sources: New Jerusalem Bible, Wikipedia

 

Tori 1

 

And sez Victoria, "Hi, Everybody, it is nice to be back." 

 

 

Giving Life

This morning we have two stories of people giving life.  First, Elijah brings back to life the son of a poor widow.  Similarly, Jesus brings back to life the son of another poor widow.  Of course, we all think, ‘Well, that does not apply to me.  I cannot bring people back to life.’

Two observations. 

 

Cathy 1

She is back, Folks.  Welcome home, Cathy, from Turkey.

 

 

First, it was common currency for the people to give to their leaders, whether religious or political leaders, the power to give people life.  You were not much of a leader if you could not bring people back from the dead.

Secondly, I would propose that, despite what you are thinking, you and I all have the gift to bring people back to life.  One example. 

 

Team 1

 

The Team with special help from Buddy.

 

Fr. Duffy.  I never had the opportunity to memorialize Duffy or attend his memorial because Rosemary & I were out of town.  Here is how Duffy gave life to me and to the people of St. Marks. 

Before Duffy arrived at St. Marks I had worked for some years saying the 9:00 A.M. Mass in Spanish in the cafetorium or the English Mass in the church and, of course, the 10:30 cafetorium Mass.  Only once in those years did I ever enter the rectory.  That was because the bishop came to dinner one evening.

 

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College is out.  Welcome home Dana and Dawson.  Your mom is happy.

 

 

When Duffy settled in, guess what.  The rectory was wide open.  Welcome, everybody.  I remember when I would finish the two Masses I was exhausted.  I would cross the patio and head to the rectory.  I would go upstairs to take a 20 minute nap in an empty guest bedroom. 

Then I would come down to the kitchen where Rita had made chocolate chip cookies big as dinner plates and homemade vanilla ice cream. Yes, you know it.  Wow!   I had a cookie and ice cream seated at the big dining room table where Duffy held court.  This continued even after he had his medical problems and did not say Masses.  He welcomed everybody.  It was like a train station in there.

 

Music 1

 

The Best Music, Shonda, Bethany, David, and, of course, Vivian.

 

Before he got sick he totally turned on the people of St. Marks.  He welcomed.  He, also, had an amazing gift for the comic and camaraderie.   

Remember the first communion Masses we used to have on Saturdays?  Remember the two special ones?

 

Offertory

Offertory, Mary & Frank, Grace and Cheryl.

 

 

Duffy used to ask the kids who was Jesus’ mom, and his dad.  You got the answer, you got a dollar.  Then, who is the holiest priest in St. Marks for five dollars?   Who was it?  Duffy, of course.  No way.  Duffy calls a little girl.  She whispers, “Fr. Stack!   This, of course, brought down the house and Duffy, of course, put on a dance. 

This happened two years in a row.  The second year I was concelebrating.  When another little girl said Fr. Stack and Duffy started dancing around, I came down from the altar platform and gave the girl $5. 

 

Cade 1

 

"Oh, No," sez John, "I forgot to pick up the coffee."

 

Life at St. Marks with Duffy was so much fun, full of life, and always, “welcome, everybody!”   Duffy gave me life.  Duffy gave us life.  Duffy gave the people life. 

Who has given you life?  Who gives you life?

To whom do you give life and how? 


Announcements

Rosemary’s Blessing of The Week

God hugs you.
You are encircled by the arms
of the mystery of God.

Hildegard of Bingen

 

John 1

 

John reading from 1 Kings

                                                                                                         

Our Special Thanks

  •    For  the Readings:   John & Connie
  •    For The Team:   Kevin & Georgie & Buddy
  •    For the Communion Bread:   Alison
  •    For the Wine & Cups:  Cindy & Ken
  •    For the Pictures:   Rick & Connie,  Mike & Rosemary
  •    For the coffee and extras:   Jackie
  •    For the altar & sound: Jackie & Hue
  •    For the Music:  David & Shonda, Bethany & Vivian
  •    For all who helped with communion   

 

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Connie reading from Galatians.

 

 

Birthdays:  Mabel (84, today), Brent (9th, Monday),   Judy Thompson ( Last Tuesday, the last of May),  Carrie Eshelbrenner (Wednesday)

Anniversaries: 

Diane & Kent (44th, Friday)

Loretta & Ray (48th, Friday)

 

 

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Rosemary reading her Blessing of The Week

 

 

 Please Remember these special people:

For John Schanot's upcoming kidney operation connected with cancer;   For Nadia's recuperation;   For Claire's mom;  For Jan’s mom;  For Grace's mom in Alberta;   For Dee and Mike;   For Tom Good;     For Cliff & Jean;   For Loretta's brother, Don Garcia;   For Laura's sister Claudia; For Bernadette's mom;  For Dawn;   John Simari’s friend, Ron;      For Frank;     For Anthony;   For a number of David McKeon's family who are having a rough time with health issues;  For Frank & Mary's niece, Lisa, with cancer;     For John & Jean's son John Louis;    For our good friend Kay in Ontario;    For Jackie Urbanczyk's continued recovery;

 

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Happy 84th, Mabel.

 

 

For Rosemary's sister, Patty and her husband, Lou;  For Connie's nephew, Fred; For Mary Jane Stevenson's son Philip, 34, sick & don't know why;    The Quinn’s granddaughter, Mikayla;   For Maureen’s daughter, Kathleen, with cancer;      For Jackie's friend, Barbara, plus Angela;   For Nadia's friend, Shannon Freeman;   For Nina Tucker's dad, Art;   For Sr. Patricia Otillio, a nun I worked with for years in Grand Coteau;  Judy Thompson's dad in the hospital;  John Cade's mother in law, Kalliopi Piskiouli;  Charlie's brother in law with cancer;    Frank’s sister, Grace Campos, 84, with stage one;     Diane McClurg's mom;   For Steve Barrett, Rose, & Katie;

 

Judy 1

 

Happy Birthday, Judy.



Dick Thompson's daughter, Teri Jill.   Barb & Warren's grandbabies, Leighton Elizabeth and Warren Phillip and Ethan Michael, & their friend Chris, plus Barb's dad & niece;   Gilberto's mom and brother; Tom and Teresa Quinn's niece, Chawna, with cancer, plus Neva Flynn, Angel, and Diane Kreeitzer;   Connie Doherty's mom and her sister, plus Kevin's cousin, Peter; for Mary Ellen & her Margaret, Jim, & Christopher;   for our friends, sons, and daughters in the military, including Ryan McClurg and Chebino; cure for autism from Laura Chollick; for our President that he have great success and someday hold his grandchildren in his lap.

 

Brent 1

 

Happy 9th, Brent.

 

 

Your Finances, June 5, 2016

Expenses:   $520.00

Outreach:   $290.00 

Donated today:  

$300.00 to Plano Homes.

$400.00 to Local Needs.

Thanks for your Generosity, Everybody.

 

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Thanks for lighting all the candles, Zoe and Victoria.

 

 

Have a Great Week, J.S

(214-783-0443)

 

Zoe

 

And Zoe says, "Thanks for coming, Everybody.  See you next week."

 

 

JSM Mission-Faith Statement  

      Help create a Catholic Community that welcomes all God’s People,  provides for & challenges spiritual & total growth.  

      Reaches out to help people who are disadvantaged & make the world  we live in a better place to live.


Reminder for Sunday, June 5, 2016, 10th Ordinary Time C

Ryan home

 

Welcome Home, Ryan McClurg, from Afganistan.

 

 

Welcome: Catholic Mass with coffee & juice, and pastries, some bought, some home-made.

Time: 9:30; Celebrate with the Community & Stack. 

Place: Sigler Elementary, 1400 Janwood Drive, Plano, TX 75075

 

Music 1
 

The Best Music, Shonda & Ray.

 

Readings:                          

1 Kings   17,  17-24, See, your son is alive.

Psalm 30,  I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me.

Galatians 1, 11-19,    The gospel preached by me is not of human origin.

Luke 7, 11-17,  The dead man sat up and began to speak.

 

Cole 1
 

Cole, our Ace Candle Lighter.

 

Community Activities:  

  1. ROMEO MEET: Friday, June 3 , Jason's Deli, Collin Creek Mall, west side of Central, 1:00.   Welcome all wakos,  you will fit right in.
  2.  
  3. JULIET LUNCHEON, (aka.,just us ladies into eating together)Ocean Seafood and Grill 3829 West Spring Creek Parkway, Suite 105, Plano.  Friday, June 3 at 1:00 p.m. BYOL Very Good, Very Reasonable,   If anyone would like to bring a bottle of wine that Would Be Great!  Please let Marilyn know so she can make reservations. 972-491-7068rmackerman5@gmail.com              

 

What is going on in Our Catholic World

  1.  Oldest Bishop in the weorld, National Catholic Reporter, June 1,  590 words,    Download Oldest Bishop 5-2-16

 

Cole & books
 

Cole, our Ace Booklet Collector.

 

True? 

 An idle mind is….the best way to relax.

1st Grader

 

Cupcakes
 

It is Cupcake of The Week time.

 

See you Sunday.

J.S., 214-783-0443

 


Baltic Sunset

Sun setting over the Baltic about 10:00 P.M.

 

 

JSM Mission-Faith Statement

Help create a Catholic Community that welcomes all God’s People, provides for and challenges spiritual and total growth.

Reaches out to help people who are disadvantaged and make the world we live in a better place to live.

See you Sunday.

J.S., 214-783-0443