Reminder for Sunday, August 30, 22nd Ordinary Time, B

Peyton & Sienna

                Payton and Sienna say, "Hi Folks, Welcome in."
 

Welcome: Catholic Mass with coffee and juice and pastries, both bought and home-made, after Mass.

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

Place: Vines High School, Plano, 15th between Custer & Independence, for the last time.

 

Vivian 3
              Vivian, too, says, "Hello Everybody, nice to be here."

 

Readings:

 Deuteronomy 4, 1-2, 6-8, The commandments to Moses

Psalm 15,    The one who does justice will live in the presence of the Lord.

James 1, 17-18, 21-22, 27,  Every perfect gift is from above.

Mark 7, 1-8, 14-15, 21-23,  All these evils come from within.

 

Tori-Emma
                            Victoria and Emma at Study Hall

 

Community Activities:  

1.        ROMEO MEET: Friday, August 28, Jason's Deli, Collin Creek Mall, west side of Central, 1:00.   Bill & I will be at HHH.  Next week, too, a bunch of us will be away in Yosemite.

 2.      LADIES' LUNCHEON,  September 3, Thursday, 1:00 P.M.,  Benihana, 7775 Banner Dr. Dallas, 972-387-4404

Everyone, please forward to anyone you think would be interested.  If you let me know I will add their email to the list. 

Carol 

 

Sienna-Brooklyn

 

                             Sisters, Sienna and Brooklyn
 

 3.  Ray and Shonda have some new Mass responses (Mass of Glory) that they would like for us to practice for a few weeks before Mass before we sing it during the Mass proper.  You can check out these utube sites to hear them: 

http://youtu.be/mGlpu6_c3gQ

http://youtu.be/wYAikjow24E

http://youtu.be/k6Qjsxq8dU4 

 

  Offertory

                      Offertory, Teresa  & Tom, Geri & Mike.

 

What is going on in our Catholic World:

1.       Let Priests marry, Corpus, August 12, 380 words,      Download Let Priests Marry 8-27-15

 2.      Traditionalists vs Lefties, Commonweal & Corpus, August 18, 370 words,       Download Traditionalists vs Lefties 8-27-15

 

  Life for Leo

                                 Sacrament of Life for Leo

 

Special Announcement: We are moving, September 6

After celebrating week after week for 10 years, PISD is asking us to move over to Sigler on Janwood.  Apparently it is quite expensive to A/C the large cafetorium at Vines.  Sigler will be more economical.  September 6 we begin our new adventure.  This is the last Sunday In San Vino.

Check the map:    View this photo                                                                                                 

  Genevieve 1

                                     Is this not True Peace?

 

True?  

 The planet does not need more successful people. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.

The Dalai Lama

 

  Richard & chairs

                      The kids are back, Richard picks up chairs.

 

See you this Sunday.

J.S., 214-783-0443

  Peace

                             Jerry says, "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.

 

  Peace 2

                                                    Peace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sunday Homily, August 23, 21st Ordinary Time

Readings:

 Joshua 24, 1-2, 15-18, Far be it from us to forsake the Lord.

Psalm 34,    Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

Ephesians 5, 21-32,   Wives should be subordinate to their husbands as to the Lord.

John 6, 60-69, There are some of you who do not believe.

 

  Vivian 5

"Good Morning, Dear Vivian, and welcome to your community that loves you."  Vivian makes her debut.

 

Joshua:

Who is Joshua and what is this booklet about:  Joshua was Moses' assistant, his lieutenant when the the Israelites wandered in the desert.  The booklet is the story of the Israelite invasion of Canaan under Joshua's leadership. 

Author: somewhat amusingly, the fundamentalists say that Joshua wrote most of the booklet.  More scientific scholars say the work is a compilation of a number of sources.

 

Genevieve 2

Genevieve says, "Welcome, Everybody, Nice to be seeing you all.

 

Date of composition: again fundamentalists state that the booklet was composed 1400-1370, i.e., while Joshua lived.  Scholars of a broader vision suggest that even if a Joshua existed the work was put together 800-700 BCE. 

The work combines a number of traditions about battles & destruction of cities to create a nationalistic narrative that justifies the Israelites' taking another peoples' land for their own.

Ethical Question: genocide.  This is a bloody book.  Yahweh commands that the Israelites exterminate every breathing thing, including women & children & livestock. 

 

Sienna 2

Sienna, too, says, "Hi, Folks, it is fun to be back and see you."

 

The battle of Jericho is characteristic.  For 6 days the Israelites marched around the city, blowing horns and menacing the people.  On day 7 they marched around 7 times and the walls came tumbling down, as in the spiritual.  Then every person except one woman & her family were slaughtered.  Lots of debate and rationalization over these events.

Our Selection: The last chapter of the booklet.  Joshua, who is dying, calls the people together at a place called Sechem and puts it to them.  Stick with Yahweh who has done all these things for you (which are mentioned in the text but are long & tedious) or choose another path of your own.

Sources: Good News Bible, Got Questions.org, Wikipedia

 

  Brooklyn 2

Brooklyn says, "This is super, I'm not the youngest around here anymore.  Where are those two little girls?"

 

Wives should be subordinate to their husbands as to the Lord

Sounds good to me, Folks.   However, when I bring this up to Rosemary, what do I get?  “Want to start sleeping in the back yard dog kennel tonight?  Even my mom was not impressed with this little statement of Paul.  Just ask my poor dad. 

And guess what: I married my mom.  So much for the joy of being a married priest.

 

Twosome

"Anybody planning a race over here?"  "No thank you.  We would rather sleep while that old geezer goes on talking."

 

Some years ago while I was waiting in a line to ride the roller coaster at 6 Flags I overheard a husband telling his wife to obey him because of this passage, he was the head of the house and the Bible says it.  I almost dropped my teeth. 

The family, mom, dad, and two young girls were trying to decide something.  Finally, even the wife says to the girls that they have to obey the man.  He is the head.

So, how do we handle this, especially when we are repelled by the idea?

 

Vivian & Mom

Teamwork.  Vivian's mommy, Bethany taking care of Genevieve.  Does it get any more beautiful?

 

Perspective!   Traditionally there are three types of family relationships.  This is fairly simple.

    1.  Matriarchal: the woman/wife is the head of the family.  Culturally this has been established occasionally and in some places.

    2.  Patriarchal: the husband is the head. 

    3.  Equality: both are partners, husband and wife. 

 

Brandon & Candle

         Brandon, the Ace Candle Lighter with his mom, Mary.

 

Paul's place:  guess which paradigm Paul comes from?  Paul lives in a culture which considered women & children little more than domestic animals.  In Tanzania I found the same paradigm among the ordinary people.  This paradigm has been followed more probably  because men are physically stronger and don’t hesitate to maintain control with physical violence.

Even though today Paul can sound wako & chauvanistic, what he says about husbands loving their wives as they love their own bodies, this was pretty radical.

 

Payton & girls

           Cupcake of The Week Time: Payton and The Girls.

 

Today: all three of the paradigms are valid.  Among most educated people, however, equality between husband & wife, men & women is the more healthy.    Besides, as we know, women just won’t let us guys get away with it. 

Certainly with education for both men and women, there is equality.  And just this week, two women passed the Army Ranger training program. 

 

Zoe 2

"Zoe, You look even prettier without those teeth."

 

So, again, beware of taking the Bible literally.  Check our blog from last Thursday to find some other interesting biblical statements.   Like beating your kids.

What paradigm do you prefer???

 

  Music

 

          And keeping us all together, Mary, Bethany, and Ray.


Announcements

Rosemary's Blessing:  

May you learn to see your self

With the same delight,

Pride and expectation

With which God sees you in every moment.

To Bless the Space Between Us by John O’Donohue

 

Connie

                    Connie reading from the Book of Joshua 

 

Our Special Thanks:  

  •    For  the Readings:   Connie & Bill
  •    For The Team:  Georgie & Kevin
  •    For the Communion Bread:   Claire
  •    For the Wine & Cups:   Sir Charlie and Jan
  •    For the Pictures:   Rick & Connie
  •    For the coffee and extras:   Bern & Gilbert, Jackie & Beth Dugan
  •    For the altar & sound: Jackie & Hue 
  •    For the Music:  Ray & Bethany & Mary
  •    For all who helped with communion

 

Bill

Bill reading about how wives should be subordinate to their husbands.  Bill asks Protection, please.

 

Birthdays:    Kara Butterly (15, Monday) & Marilyn Ackerman ((Friday)

Anniversaries:

 Rose & Wally Banzhaf (44th, Thursday)

 

Doug & Daughter
Dr. Doug, our groom, being escorted by his daughter, Connie. 

 

Special Announcement: We are moving

After celebrating week after week for 10 years, PISD is asking us to move over to Sigler on Janwood.  Apparently it is quite expensive to A/C the large cafetorium at Vines.  Sigler will be more economical.  September 6 we begin our new adventure.

Check the map:      View this photo

 

Amanda & Mia

Amanda being escorted by her dad, Alan, and her daughter, Maya

 

Please Remember these special people:

For Bernadette's mom;      For Rose Banzhaf's 8 year old niece, Madeline; For Barb Wittek & family whose father just died;  For  Lisa Ackerman dealing with cancer;  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 Stacey McKinley dealing with cancer;   For Jean and Cliff with mutual operations coming up;   For a little friend, Heather;   For Rosemary's sister, Patty and her husband, Lou; For John & Jean's son John Louis;   For Jackie's friend Mary Moczygemba with cancer;  For our good friend Kay in Ontario;    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 Urbanczyk's continued recovery;

 

  Wedding 3

A beautiful Saturday evening wedding on Lake Ray Hubbard.

 

Francis Vanderwall's friend, Joseph DeLaune;   Mike & Dee Miller's daughter, Lisa, not doing well;  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; Beth Dugan's dad struggling with prostate cancer;  from Rob, the brother of his business associate who has cancer;    Frank’s sister, Grace Campos, 84, with stage one;     Diane McClurg's mom having a hard time making the transition to assisted living;  Dee's friend, Don Fox, with cancer;  

 

Wedding 1

             Doug and Amanda wedding on their future home.



Dick Thompson's daughter, Teri Jill & her cousin Terri.  Barb & Warren's grandbabies, Leighton Elizabeth and Warren Phillip, & 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; for our friends, sons, and daughters in the military, including Cole Carey, 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.

  Wedding 6

                     It was even a cool August evening.

 

Your Finances, August 23, 2015

Expenses:   $1660.00

Outreach:   $ 780.00

Donated today: nothing this week

 

Thanks for your Generosity, Everybody.

 

Wedding exit

                 Welcome into your New Life, Doug and Amanda.


Have a Good Week, J.S

(214-783-0443)

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.

 

  Genevieve 3

Sez Genevieve, "What's up, Doc?  Where's that little Vivian?  Hey, Vivian, I'm not 6 pounds anymore.  See you next week, Everybody."  Plus Alison.

 

 

 

 

 


Reminder for Sunday, August 23, 21st Ordinary Time, B

  Emma 1

                     Hi, Emma, Can you tell us why Twitter?

 

Welcome: Catholic Mass with coffee and juice and pastries, both bought and home-made, after Mass.

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

Place: Vines High School, Plano, 15th between Custer & Independence.

 

  Offertory

           Offertory Team, Mary Ellen, Grace, Denise, & Diane

 

Readings:

 Joshua 24, 1-2, 15-18, Far be it from us to forsake the Lord.

Psalm 34,    Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

Ephesians 5, 21-32,   Wives should be subordinate to their husbands as to the Lord.

John 6, 60-69, There are some of you who do not believe 

 

Tori patriot

                         Victoria, our special patriot.

 

Community Activities:  

1.        ROMEO MEET: Friday, August 21, Jason's Deli, Collin Creek Mall, west side of Central, 1:00.   The Working Class welcome.

 2.      LADIES' LUNCHEON,  September 3, Thursday, 1:00 P.M.,  Benihana, 7775 Banner Dr. Dallas, 972-387-4404

Everyone, please forward to anyone you think would be interested.  If you let me know I will add their email to the list. 

Carol 

  Music

 

                              The Best, Mary, Bethany, and Ray.

 

 3.  Ray and Shonda have some new Mass responses (Mass of Glory) that they would like for us to practice for a few weeks before Mass before we sing it during the Mass proper.  You can check out these utube sites to hear them: 

http://youtu.be/mGlpu6_c3gQ

http://youtu.be/wYAikjow24E

http://youtu.be/k6Qjsxq8dU4 

 

O'Donnells
                   Congratulations, John & Jean, on 57 years.

 

What is going on in our Catholic World:

1.       LGBT, What does the Bible say, Fly, March 25, 680 words,   Download The Bible says... 8-20-15   

 2.      Catholic Church on the Iran Treaty, National Catholic Reporter, August 13, 635 words,      Download Catholicism on Iran Treaty 8-20-15 

3.         Pro-Live in Toto, Sr. Joan Chittester, O.S.B. 100 words,      Download Pro-Life in Toto 8-20-15

 

Elevation

                                               Elevation.

 

Special Announcement: We are moving

After celebrating week after week for 10 years, PISD is asking us to move over to Sigler on Janwood.  Apparently it is quite expensive to A/C the large cafetorium at Vines.  Sigler will be more economical.  September 6 we begin our new adventure.  This is the next to last Sunday In San Vino.

Check the map:    View this photo

                                                                                                 

  Ro

                             Rosemary doing her Blessing.

 

True?  

I made connection with a pair of eyes, and I thought, "This is incredible; these eyes are penetrating me." I went through the whole performance just relating to those eyes, giving the whole thing to those eyes...  When curtain call finally came, I looked in the direction of those eyes, and it was a seeing eye dog...  I couldn't get over it -- the compassion and intensity and understanding in those eyes, and it was a dog.

Al Pacino

 

See you this Sunday.

J.S., 214-783-0443

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sunday Homily, August 16, 20th Ordinary Time

Readings:

 Proverbs 9, 1-6, Wisdom has built her house.

Psalm 34,    Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

Ephesians 5, 15-20,   Watch carefully how you live.

John 6, 51-58, I am the living bread. 

  Tori 2

                  Says Victoria, "Hi, Everybody, Welcome in."

 

Proverbs:

What are they: a collection of moral & religious teachings in the form of pithy sayings.  For example: "Better to eat a dry crust of bread with peace of mind than to have a banquet in a house full of trouble" (17, 1); "Being cheerful always keeps you healthy" (17, 22).

Some a bit tough: "Don't hesitate to discipline a child.  A good beating won't kill him" (23, 12).

Some amusing: "A nagging wife is like water going drip-drip-drip" (27, 15); "Better to live on the roof than to share the house with a nagging wife" (25, 24). 

Author: Maybe Solomon is behind chapters 1-29.  Most likely a compilation.

Date: Ca. 300 BCE is considered a possibility with material coming from as far back as 900, during the time of Solomon.

 

  Georgie 1

                        Georgie, too, says, "Welcome, Folks."

 

Taking Care of the House Wisdom Built

In honor of it being mid-August and summer vacation time, even though it is rapidly coming to an end, I have homily light this morning.  Just a simple lesson I learned, again, this week.

When was the last time you had no running water in your house?  Or even no a/c?

This past week Rosemary & I had no running water in our house for one day and two nights, which seemed like an eternity.

 

  Gen 1

And, of course, Genevieve says,  "Hi Everybody, thanks for coming to see me.  Nice to be here."  

 

A month ago or, even, maybe 6 weeks ago, I thought I was hearing water running in our house.  I could only hear it in the bathroom I use when I get up, like 4:00 in the morning.  It is so quiet at that hour that I can easily hear unusual sounds.  I checked the toilet stoppers in the other two bathrooms.  No noise.   During the day I could not hear the noise because of other noises.  With the a/c blower running, I could not hear the noise except maybe just a tiny bit.

I told Rosemary I wanted to check the water meter at the street one time when we both were riding around White Rock Lake.  I would see if the meter moved.  I set up the read, then forgot when we came home and we used the sinks. 

  Jan

Can't drink wine?  No problem.  Jan has you covered, grape juice.  

 

Then, I sort of forgot the noise.  But I continued to hear it. 

Then one morning, I went to the water heater closet.  The noise was much stronger.   So I finally did the water meter check and the dial had moved in a two hour period when we were away.  So I told Rosemary that we have a water leak and it may be the water heater. 

 

Cupcakes

Cupcakes of The Week, John & Jean (57th) and Bern and Gilbert (50th)

 

We call Levy, the company we have used for year.  A guy comes the next day, turns off the water heater, and tells me it is not the water heater.  Which means it is under the floor.  “Are you on pier & beam or slab,” he asks me.  Pier & beam, thanks. 

So he has to call for another guy to go through the small door in the floor.  The guy does, says there is a lake down there, and he cannot get to the leak which is right under the water heater, but in a place too small for him to get to.  “We’ll send Junior tomorrow, because he can get in these narrow places.  Meanwhile, turn off the water at the street.”

 

Music 2

 

                    A Work of Art, Mary, Bethany, and Ray.
 

Unfortunately, Junior cannot come the next day, Tuesday.  He is booked.  We have to wait until Wednesday morning, 8:00 A.M.

So, yes, we have no running water from Monday afternoon, through Tuesday night, and into Wednesday.  I filled some buckets before I turned the water off.  But, How did our ancestors live without running water.  Sinks, showers, and toilets.

 

Phipps
 

From Chris, the anything at all to get out of going to Yosemite, a torn tendon in his foot.  6-9 months recovery. 

 

We finally got water, but not until Wednesday afternoon.  I was ready to hug Junior, who was not so small, but agile.  I wanted to thank the running water gods on my knees.

I really learned a lesson.  Gratitude for the conveniences I take for granted every day.  Water, a/c, electricity, to name just three.

 

  Zoe 1

            Could Zoe be studying Swahili?  Will let you know.

 

And you, what gifts are you not grateful for?   Happy Summer.

 

  The Gang

           Here they come, The Gang, Buddy, Zoe, and Victoria.  

 


Announcements

Rosemary's Blessing:  

 As a dog runs, barks, jumps, and dances

when its happy;

Oh God …

Help us to remember that

You run, bark, jump, and dance for love of us every day.

 

Hugh
 

   Hugh reading about Wisdom building her house in Proverbs. 

 

Our Special Thanks:  

  •    For  the Readings:  Grace & Hugh
  •    For The Team:  Georgie & Kevin
  •    For the Communion Bread:   Judy
  •    For the Wine & Cups:   Sir Charlie and Jan
  •    For the Pictures:   Rick & Connie
  •    For the coffee and extras:   Bern & Gilbert, Jackie & Beth 
  •    For the altar & sound: Jackie & Hue 
  •    For the Music:  Ray & Bethany & Mary
  •    For all who helped with communion

 

Grace
                                  Grace reading Ephesians.

 

Birthdays:   Hunter Bentley, Rose Banzhaf 

Anniversaries:

Ryan McClurg & Grace (3rd, Sunday, today)

Gilberto & Bernadette (50th, Friday)

John & Jean O’Donnell (57th, Sunday, today)

 

  Mary

                                  Mary sharing her special gift.

 

Special Announcement: We are moving

After celebrating week after week for 10 years, PISD is asking us to move over to Sigler on Janwood.  Apparently it is quite expensive to A/C the large cafetorium at Vines.  Sigler will be more economical.  September 6 we begin our new adventure.

Check the map:      View this photo

 

Helpers 1
                   Communion helpers Lynda & Tom, and John

 

Please Remember these special people:

For Ken Cramer's brother, Don, who died recently;  For Bernadette's mom;      For Rose Banzhaf's 8 year old niece, Madeline;  For Barb Wittek & family whose father just died;  For  Lisa Ackerman dealing with cancer;  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 Stacey McKinley dealing with cancer;   For Jean and Cliff with mutual operations coming up;   For a little friend, Heather;   For Rosemary's sister, Patty and her husband, Lou; For John & Jean's son John Louis;   For Jackie's friend Mary Moczygemba with cancer;  For our good friend Kay in Ontario;    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 Urbanczyk's continued recovery;

 

  Helpers 2

                Communion helpers Patricia, Sandra, & Denni

 

Francis Vanderwall's friend, Joseph DeLaune;   Mike & Dee Miller's daughter, Lisa, not doing well;  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; Beth Dugan's dad struggling with prostate cancer;  from Rob, the brother of his business associate who has cancer;    Frank’s sister, Grace Campos, 84, with stage one;     Diane McClurg's mom having a hard time making the transition to assisted living;  Dee's friend, Don Fox, with cancer;  

 

Buddy-Zoe

 

                                Buddy & Zoe in Study Hall



Dick Thompson's daughter, Teri Jill & her cousin Terri.  Barb & Warren's grandbabies, Leighton Elizabeth and Warren Phillip, & 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; for our friends, sons, and daughters in the military, including Cole Carey, 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.

 

Zoe-Emma

                                Zoe & Emma in Study Hall.

 

Your Finances, August 16, 2015

Expenses:   $1280.00

Outreach:   $ 235.00

Donated today: nothing this week

 

Thanks for your Generosity, Everybody.


Have a Good Week, J.S

(214-783-0443)

  Gen 3

Genevieve says, "Is that old geezer finished yet?  See you next week, 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, August 16, 20th Ordinary Time, B

  Gene3vieve 3

Genevieve says, "Welcome, Folks, but beware of that old geezer who is around here somewhere."

 

Welcome: Catholic Mass with coffee and juice and pastries, both bought and home-made, after Mass.

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

Place: Vines High School, Plano, 15th between Custer & Independence.

 

 

The Cupcakes
                Cupcakes of The Week.  Are they not beautiful!

 

Readings:

 Proverbs 9, 1-6, Wisdom has built her house.

Psalm 34,    Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

Ephesians 5, 15-20,   Watch carefully how you live.

John 6, 51-58, I am the living bread. 

 

  Study Hall 3

 

Could this be Study Hall?  Such attention never seen at Jesuit.

 

Community Activities:  

1.        ROMEO MEET: Friday, August 14, Jason's Deli, Collin Creek Mall, west side of Central, 1:00.   The Working Class welcome.

 2.      LADIES' LUNCHEON,  September 3, Thursday, 1:00 P.M.,  Benihana, 7775 Banner Dr. Dallas, 972-387-4404

Everyone, please forward to anyone you think would be interested.  If you let me know I will add their email to the list. 

Carol 

 

Jophn & Sasha

                         John and his niece, Sasha

 

 3.  Ray and Shonda have some new Mass responses (Mass of Glory) that they would like for us to practice for a few weeks before Mass before we sing it during the Mass proper.  You can check out these utube sites to hear them: 

http://youtu.be/mGlpu6_c3gQ

http://youtu.be/wYAikjow24E

http://youtu.be/k6Qjsxq8dU4 

 

New Life, Jackie & Rick
                              New Life, Jackie and Rick.

 

What is going on in our Catholic World:

1.       Married priests forgotten, The Tablet & Corpus, July 17, 678 words,     Download Married Priest 8-13-15

 2.      Francis effect on 2016 politics, MSNBC & Corpus, July 21, 1000 words,      Download Francis effect on 2016 8-13-15

3.          What about divorced & remarried Catholics today, Boston Globe & Crux & Corpus, August 5,  765 words,    Download Divorced & Remarried 8-13-15

 

Cole & books

                     Cole, Our Special Book Caddie, on the job.

 

Special Announcement: We are moving

After celebrating week after week for 10 years, PISD is asking us to move over to Sigler on Janwood.  Apparently it is quite expensive to A/C the large cafetorium at Vines.  Sigler will be more economical.  September 6 we begin our new adventure.

Check the map:    View this photo

                                                                                                 

 

Our Father

 

                                          Our Father

 

True?  

You will find poetry nowhere unless you bring some of it with you.

Joseph Joubert

 

  Peace

                                     Peace, Everybody.

See you this Sunday.

J.S., 214-783-0443

 

  Peace. 2jpg

                                    And More Peace.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sunday Homily, August 9, 19th Ordinary Time

  Harper 1

                   Harper says, "Hi, Everybody, Welcome in."

 

Readings:

 1 Kings 19 4-8, Elijah prayed for death.  Plus Chapter 18, it is so good.

Psalm 34,    Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

Ephesians 4, 30-5, 2,   All bitterness, fury, anger, shouting, and reviling must be removed from you.

John 6, 41-51, I am the bread of life. 

 

Genevieve 1

                       Hi, Genevieve, Welcome in to You.

 

Kings:  a review--

Subject: The kings of Israel.  The Big 3 kings were Saul, David, & his son Solomon.  The 2 Books of kings follows the 2 Books of Samuel, which describe the lives of the the kings up to the death of the Great King David, my favorite.  1 & 2 Kings takes up the life of Solomon, David's son, his building of the temple, his death, and the fate of the kingdom following his death, that is, it divides and is conquered. 

Time Period:  from ca. 900 - 555 before Christ, or from Solomon to Nebuchadnezzar & Cyrus.

 

Zoe 2

                          Zoe says, "Wow, it is fun to be here."

 

Authors: a compilation of many sources that was put together at the end of the Babylonian Captivity, ca. 555 before Christ. 

Our Selection: focus is on one man, the prophet Elijah.  The kingdom has already been split.  Our story takes place in the northern state, Israel.  Time of severe drought.  The king is Ahab; his queen, the famous Jezebel.  The prophet Elijah has scolded them for turning to false gods to end the drought.  

 

Cole

Cole & Angela holding hands during the Our Father.  Cole says to his mom, "Mom, she needs me to hold her hand...She doesn't have anyone."  Wow, Cole, you are The Best.

 

There has been a contest in chapter 18: Elijah vs the 450 prophets of Baal, ultimately to see which side would be more effective in bringing rain.  2 bulls were slaughtered.  Naturally, Elijah wins when Yahweh answers his prayer, sends down fire, and consumes the bull Elijah has slaughtered.  When he wins, he slaughters the 450 prophets of Baal.   

We enter at a point where Jezebel is furious with Elijah for killing her favorite prophets and aims to kill Elijah.  He is going to run away all depressed.   

We will read an expanded chapter 19, from 1-13.   

 

Diane

Cole's grandmother, Diane, one of the numerous                             positive influences in Cole's life.

 

Kind, Compassionate, and Forgiving

I would like to talk about what Ephesians brings up, being kind, compassionate, and forgiving.  It happened to me.

Folks, I unexpectedly had another one of those special weeks.  Not on the Kilimanjaro level of my Ragbrai week, but still special.

I don’t know if you saw in the news that this past week the Jewish Community Center was hosting the Maccabi games.  There are two or three places where these games take place every summer for Jewish kids from, say, 12 to 16.  Kids come from all over the world.  Some games are even scheduled in Europe and Israel. 

 

Linda & Hue

Linda and Hue at 40 years today.  Give that marvelous couple a cupcake!


 

Dallas hosts the games every 5 or so years and it is big.  9 venues are involved where the events take place.  Kids came from Australia and Israel, to name only two that I saw, plus from cities all over the States.  26 programs were involved with over a thousand kids playing soccer, basketball, volleyball, and even ping pong, to name just some . 

How did I get mixed up in the show?  You know I do spin classes at the Jewish Community Center every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings at 6:00.  Two of the women in the class whom I like a lot are part of the organizing team.  They were looking for volunteers among even non-Jewish people, not to host the kids, but to volunteer.  So I volunteered. 

 

  Paul

Would you trust this man to give Carrie her birthday                       cupcake?   Mr. Paul  has been known... 

 

The first thing I noticed when I came on board was that, despite the fact that there was a tsunami of kids at the J, which was ground zero, that same spirit of trust was there that I noticed in Iowa.  Backpacks were lying around all over, inside a lot, but outside everywhere.  I was again moved by this trust atmosphere.

Secondly, I noticed the security.  My car had to be tagged, I had to be tagged, photo ID at all times.  Guess why.  Remember the Munich games?  These kids are potentially a target.  About that, I am sad.  These kids were beautiful and charming.  And there are people who would be happy to kill them.  I am reminded of the Holocaust and I always have a hard time getting my mind around that. 

 

 

Marlene

A Cupcake for you on your Birthday, Marlene.

 

 

My role in the event?  I was involved Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, mostly in being a score keeper and line judge in girls’ volley ball and in being a timer in swimming.  I was at the Sportsplex on Alpha Road behind the old Valley View center.  This was where I met kindness, compassion, and forgiveness.

I met it because I messed up the score at least 5 games out of the 10 or so I scored and even flubbed being a line judge.  At least three times the volleyball games had to be stopped so the score could be made right.  For me it was not so simple because the scoring is different today.   Plus I would get emotional and cheer a spike or some wicked serve and forget to flip the score. 

 

  The Team

The Team.  No white alb this morning.  The alb got left at the wedding venue the night before.

 

 

And you think being a line judge is simple.  No way.  It goes against all my Jesuit training and psychological formation.  My training was don’t judge the book by the cover, no black or white, no right or wrong.  So I had to think about what I saw.  On the one had, this shot could be in.  On the other, maybe it was out.

One time I even judged a ball out, which favored the team I was closer to.  The main line judge, however, over ruled me and then the girls on the team said to him, “But he said it was out!” 

Despite all my dufus mistakes, all these people were kind, compassionate, and forgiving. 

 

Offertory

The Offertory Team  John & Connie, Marsha & Joe.

 

 

Moreover, I even fell in love with the Dallas girls’ volleyball team.  I had watched them so much.  Trouble was, they lost the final.  I could not stay to watch after they had lost the first 2 out of 5 to L.A.. 

The week was special for me.  What was special this week for you?

 

Genevieve 4

 Says Genevieve, "Wake me up, please when that old                         geezer stops talking."

 


Announcements

Rosemary's Blessing:  

 Come, O Dancing God,

Spirit of Life and Love,

of  Beauty and Diversity,

stir up my soul,

bathe me in your light,

and unleash my own spirit

that I may dance with you

and be light for those around me

and reflect your love to all that I meet this week. 

Edited and adapted from a blessing by Fr. Andrew M. Greeley

 

Denni

Denni reading about the adventures of the Prophet Elija from 1 Kings.

 

Our Special Thanks:  

  •    For  the Readings:   Denni & Tom
  •    For The Team:  Georgie
  •    For the Communion Bread:   Judy
  •    For the Wine & Cups:   Sir Charlie and Jan
  •    For the Pictures:   Rick & Connie
  •    For the coffee and extras:   Carol & Richard, Jackie & Beth 
  •    For the altar & sound: Jackie & Ray 
  •    For the Music:  Ray & Bethany & Shonda
  •    For all who helped with communion

 

Tom

Tom reading about kindness, compassion and  forgiveness from Ephesians

 

Birthdays:   Emery Zurchin (26, Monday), Stephen Farmer (25, Wednesday), Marlene (Saturday)

Anniversaries:

 Hue & Linda (40th, Sunday, today)

 

  Kameron 1

Kameran ready for his baptism Saturday.   Before the baptism, I look down at Kameran to see that he not only has an iPhone open in his had, but he is looking for a particular app with his finger.   He barely knows how to walk and already can operate an iPhone.  Just like when we were kids, yeah.

 

Special Announcement: We are moving

After celebrating week after week for 10 years, PISD is asking us to move over to Sigler on Janwood.  Apparently it is quite expensive to A/C the large cafetorium at Vines.  Sigler will be more economical.  September 6 we begin our new adventure.

Check the map:      View this photo

 

Mary 1

Kameran's mom, Mary, a dear friend from our days together at St. Marks, when she was just a little girl.

 

Please Remember these special people:

For Ken Cramer's brother, Don, who died recently;  For Bernadette's mom;   For Chad & Kayli (Grace & Doug's daughter), whose wedding we celebrated last night, Saturday;   For Victor & Valerie Godinez, whose wedding we celebrated last Saturday;  For Cameron Harrell, Mary's little son, whom we baptized yesterday morning;     For Rose Banzhaf's 8 year old niece, Madeline;  For our three special little dears, Vivian and Genevieve and McKinley;  For Barb Wittek & family whose father just died;  For  Lisa Ackerman dealing with cancer;  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 Stacey McKinley dealing with cancer;   For Jean and Cliff with mutual operations coming up;   For a little friend, Heather;   For Rosemary's sister, Patty and her husband, Lou; For John & Jean's son John Louis;   For Jackie's friend Mary Moczygemba with cancer;  For our good friend Kay in Ontario;    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 Urbanczyk's continued recovery;

 

Wedding 1
The Wedding: Chad and Kayli.  Kayli is the daughter of  Grace and Doug LeBlanc.  Lots of Canadians attended the Saturday evening event in downtown Dallas, the Designer District.   

 

 

Mike & Dee Miller's daughter, Lisa, not doing well;  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; Beth Dugan's dad struggling with prostate cancer;  from Rob, the brother of his business associate who has cancer;    Frank’s sister, Grace Campos, 84, with stage one;     Diane McClurg's mom having a hard time making the transition to assisted living;  Dee's friend, Don Fox, with cancer;  

  Wedding 2

 

Kayli and Chad.  Kayli and her family moved to Dallas some years ago from Alberta, Canada

 


Dick Thompson's daughter, Teri Jill & her cousin Terri.  Barb & Warren's grandbabies, Leighton Elizabeth and Warren Phillip, & 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; for our friends, sons, and daughters in the military, including Cole Carey, 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.

 

  Bridesmaids 1

And we had 4 bridesmaids.   Oops, bridesmaids?  Yes!           Bridesmaids Anthony and McKenzie are Kayli's brothers.  

 

 

Your Finances, August 9, 2015

Expenses:   $1445.00

Outreach:   $ 245.00

Donated today: nothing this week

 

Thanks for your Generosity, Everybody.

  Groomsmen

Ordinary batch of groomsmen?  No way!   Try Ironmen.  Or at least triathletes.  Both Kayli and Chad won the Ironman competition in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho last year, along with many of these guys.


Have a Good Week, J.S

(214-783-0443)

 

  Wedding 4

                              Ironman exiting, please.

 

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.

 

  Wedding 5

 

                  Welcome into our World, Kayli and Chad.

 

Wedding 6

                             Bon Voyage et La Meilleure Vie.

 

 

 

 


Reminder for Sunday, August 9, 18th Ordinary Time, B

  Payton meets Cole

             The Great Encounter: Mr. Peighton meets Cowboy Cole.

 

Welcome: Catholic Mass with coffee and juice and pastries, both bought and home-made, after Mass.

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

Place: Vines High School, Plano, 15th between Custer & Independence.

 

 

Communion for all

Communion for all in our Community, for example, Zoe, Victoria, and Emma 

 

Readings:

 1 Kings 19 4-8, Elijah prayed for death.

Psalm 34,    Taste and see the goodness of the Lord.

Ephesians 4, 30-5, 2,   All bitterness, fury, anger, shouting, and reviling must be removed from you.

John 6, 41-51, I am the bread of life. 

 

 

Offertory, Cindy, Marlene, Zaile, Megan
 

 

         The Ekes' Offertory, Cindy, Marlene, Zaile, and Megan.

 

Community Activities:  

1.        ROMEO MEET: Friday, August 7, Jason's Deli, Collin Creek Mall, west side of Central, 1:00.   Mike has cookies for all.

 2.      LADIES' LUNCHEON,  August 6, Thursday, 1:00 P.M.,  Big Shucks, 103 S. Coit, Richardson, between Beltline and Spring Valley.

Everyone, please forward to anyone you think would be interested.  If you let me know I will add their email to the list. 

Carol 

  Beth & Rob

              Wanna guess what Beth & Rob are talking about?                                            Could it be Yosemite?

 

 3.  Ray and Shonda have some new Mass responses (Mass of Glory) that they would like for us to practice for a few weeks before Mass before we sing it during the Mass proper.  You can check out these utube sites to hear them: 

http://youtu.be/mGlpu6_c3gQ

http://youtu.be/wYAikjow24E

http://youtu.be/k6Qjsxq8dU4 

 

  Sabrina 2 (2)

               Our Dear Sabrina home for a whirlwind visit before                           returning to college. 

 

What is going on in our Catholic World:

1.       What about married priests?, The Tablet & Corpus, July 24, 380 words,    Download Married Priests 8-6-15

 2.      Francis visits the U.S., National Catholic Reporter, July 31, 1300 words,     Download Francis to U.S. 8-6-15 

3.          The Great Sister Theresa Kane, National Catholic Reporter, August 1,  1300 words,   Download The Great Sr. Theresa Kane 8-6-15

 

  Zoe & Tori

                 Zoe & Victoria taking part in the celebration.

 

Special Announcement: We are moving

After celebrating week after week for 10 years, PISD is asking us to move over to Sigler on Janwood.  Apparently it is quite expensive to A/C the large cafetorium at Vines.  Sigler will be more economical.  September 6 we begin our new adventure.

Check the map:    View this photo

                                                                                                 

True?  

 Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely

 in a pretty and well preserved body,

 but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out,    

and loudly proclaiming,

 

                                           ---WOW--- What a Ride !

 

  Sandra-Nina

                                      Sandra and Nina.

 

See you this Sunday.

J.S., 214-783-0443

 

 

Morgan-Georgie & Zoe
                    The Girls, Morgan, Georgie, and Zoe learning.

 

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.

 

  Peace

                                                  Peace

 

Air Force Bike Team

             Some of the 100 strong Air Force Bike Team riding                        Ragbrai and helping riders with problems along the road.  

                                               Love those biking clothes.