Reminder for Sunday, July 31, 2016, 18th Ordinary Time

 

 

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

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Brandon and Leo


 

Readings:

Ecclesiastes   1 2; 2, 21-23, Vanity of vanities, all things are vanity.

Psalm 90,  If today you hear his voice, harden not  your hearts.

Colossians 3, 1-5, 9-11,   Put to death the parts of you that are earthly

Luke 11, 1-13,  The rich man who hoarded all his wealth in bigger barns, then died.

 

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Genevieve and John

Community Activities:  

  1. ROMEO MEET: Friday, July 29 , Jason's Deli, Collin Creek Mall, west side of Central, 1:00.   Welcome all wakos,  you will fit right in.  May be  a very small group.  Most of us will be gone.
  2. JULIET LUNCHEON, (aka.,just us ladies into eating together):  Temporarily postponed, everybody is out of town.  

 

 

What is going on in Our Catholic World

  1. A glance at the on going efforts to reject Vatican II ,   Commonweal,  July 7, 750 words,       

 

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Tori

 

True? 

If it seems a childish thing to do,

do it in remembrance that you are a child.”

                                                                                       

Frederick Buechner

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Genevieve, Shonda, Bethany, and Ray


 

See you Sunday.

J.S., 214-783-0443

 

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John somewhere in Iowa




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, July 24, 2016, 17th Sunday Ordinary Time

Readings:

Genesis  18,  20-32,  The story of Sodom & Gomorrah.

Psalm 138,  Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me.

Colossians 2, 12-14,     He has forgiven us all our transgressions.

Luke 11, 1-13,  Ask and you will receive.

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Kevin, John, and Buddy


                                           

Book of Genesis, Ch 18 

-- Probably written during the Babylonian captivity (6th century BCE) to help solidify Jewish people in their identity as the people of God. 

 

Letter of Paul to church in Colossae: Ch 2 

-- Colossae was a small community in Asia Minor, east of Ephesus.  This letter is written during Paul’s first imprisonment in Rome. 

 

Gospel of Luke: Ch 11

It’s in the letter to the Colossians that we learn Luke was a physician, the only mention of that fact.  Luke was probably Greek and the only non-Jewish writer in the New Testament, and accounts for almost a third of the New Testament (with Gospel and then Acts). This Gospel probably written between 80-100 AD, 3 or more generations after Jesus.  It was still being edited after 100 AD.   

     

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Mike and Carol

 


                                                                        

Homily on 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time – July 24, 2016

Each week of the year the Church selects readings from Scripture to teach us about God, to feed us with words that give life and comfort and challenge, and that remind us that we are one with God and one with each other. 

Today we learn again about God as merciful, as generous, as giving of the Spirit. 

These teachings about God’s goodness and mercy and generosity were tested for my family a couple of weeks ago when our friend Alex Folz died suddenly in his sleep at age 48.  Alex’ wife Leslie, her grown children Sarah, Mary, Liz and Peter, Alex’ parents Libby and Gene, his 3 sisters, Ali, Amy and Annie, Lambrini and her Mom, Kalliopi, and myself, and so many friends, work mates and acquaintances have been in shock and grief over his passing so suddenly from our lives. 

                                                                                                                                 

 

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Celeste back from Albania for a couple of weeks

 

Lambrini met Alex as a co-worker at the Louisiana Department of Revenue 19 years ago.  Lambrini and Alex hit it off and became ‘best buddies’.  Before long Lambrini and me and Kalliopi were treating Alex as part of our family.  For years, several days a week, he would join us for meals.  He helped Kalliopi with her garden, plowing and digging.  He worked at learning enough Greek to be able to communicate with Kalliopi, which she loved about him.  Alex watched over our house and cared for our dog, Coco, whenever we were away.  Coco loved Alex and ran to greet him whenever she saw his car drive up.  We shared tools and vehicles and did all the things good friends and family do with each other.  Alex was a big OU Sooners fan.  He and I watched football games together and he and Mama and I would go eat meat together.

A few years ago he travelled with us on one of our trips to Greece.  Lambrini has always missed her 2 brothers, George in Greece, and John in Massachusetts who died over 10 years ago.  And Alex became her ‘best buddy’.  It was a rare day they didn’t speak, in person or by phone. 

                                      

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Zoe, Tori and Grandpa, Gilberto

 

Alex was very close to his parents and sisters.  He spoke with his parents every day and to his sisters frequently.  He loved his nephews and nieces and talked about them all the time.  Alex had friendships he maintained from his college years at OU in Norman, especially his good friend Shawn.  He had tennis buddies who met weekly to play together.  He joined a singles’ group, and that’s where he met Leslie.  In talking about their families, Alex and Leslie discovered that when they were little, their families had lived close to each other in the same area of Indiana, and some even knew each other.  Leslie’s grown kids showed had real caring for Alex, and were so happy that their mom had found love in her life again.  Alex and Leslie married last July at the Catholic Cathedral downtown.  What a happy day that was. 

Alex and Leslie were on a trip for Alex’ annual visit with his family for the 4th of July weekend, and then they drove on to Chicago for a few days’ relaxation before Leslie’s daughter’s graduation from grad school that Saturday.  On Thursday Alex did not awaken and I got the call from Leslie.  Lambrini flew up to represent our family at his funeral in Indiana.  

                                                                                                                                       

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Genevieve, John, and Leo

 

We are taught and know that God is merciful, and generous and gives us the Spirit of life.  And we are tested when bad things happen to good people.  As the shock of Alex’ passing has gradually become a little softer, we have begun to see who Alex was to us; how he too was merciful and generous and giving of the Spirit to those around him; how his life made our lives better and more full; and much more fun—we laughed loud a lot with Alex.  As we grieve over this loss, we have realized that Alex was a presence of God in our lives.  Remember John Stack’s question to the parents and Godparents whenever he performs a Baptism: when is the last time you saw God?  Alex showed God’s Spirit over and over in a way that stays with me and gives me joy.  It has also been amazing to see his parents, in their grief, show such concern and caring for all of us feeling the loss of Alex.  And Leslie, dealing with her lost dreams and their lost plans for the future; and yet reaching out to give care and love for others who share the pain of loss.  It really helps that we are all in this together and that Alex’ life has left a lasting mark on all who were connected with him. 

                                           

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The Offertory. John, Karen, Judy, and Dick


                                                                  

 

We know from the Book of Job that there is no perfect answer for such losses.  For Lambrini and her mom and me it’s been other people who care and just connect with us that has made a difference.  So many family and friends have reached out to us just to be connected at this time.  I want you to know that I have definitely experienced and appreciated your support.  You listened; you didn’t try to define my grief or give it a meaning or take it away; you have showed me you are present to me and you are with me.  You are a part of the mercy and generosity and Spirit of God in my life.  Thank you for that.

My question today is:  How do you find comfort and the Spirit when you are tested?  And how are you part of that comfort and Spirit for others?

                                                                     

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The Candle Lighting. Brandon and John

 


Announcements

Rosemary’s Blessing of The Week

People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.

 Mother Teresa

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John reading Genesis


 

Our Special Thanks

  •    For  the Readings:    John & Jean 
  •    For The Team:   Kevin & Buddy 
  •    For the Communion Bread:   Alison
  •    For the Special Communion Cups:  Jan & Sir Charlie
  •    For the Pictures:   Rick & Connie
  •    For the coffee and extras:   Jean & John & Jackie
  •    For the altar & sound: Jackie & Hue
  •    For the Music:   Ray & Bethany & Shonda
  •    For all who helped with communion   

                                                                                                                                       

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Jean reading Colossians



 

Birthdays:    David & Dona Dinsmore (30th, Tuesday), Dawson Dinsmore (19, Wednesday)

 

 

Please Remember these special people:

For Carol’s treatment;  For Nina's dad, Art, who died at 93, and for Nina and the family;  For John Schanot's treatment;   For Nadia's recuperation;   For a young man who is suffering from depression; For Claire's mom;  For Jan’s mom;  For Grace's mom and brother 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 Frank; For Dawn;   John Simari’s friend, Ron;      For Frank's treatment;     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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Genevieve

 

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;

 

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 & Annie & Kyler;    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.

 

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John, David and David's friend in Glenwood,
Iowa. Ready to ride RAGBRAI

 

Your Finances, July 24, 2016

Expenses:   $   730.00

Outreach:   $   156.00

Donated today:  Nothing special

Thanks for your Generosity, Everybody.

 

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Shonda, Bethany, and Ray



 

Have a Great 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.


Reminder for Sunday, July 24, 2016, 17th Ordinary Time

 

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Our beautiful Zoe says, "Come in, Everybody.

 

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

 

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And not to be outdone by her big sister, Our beautiful Victoria, says, "Remember me."

 

Readings:

Genesis  18,  20-32,  The story of Sodom & Gomorrah.

Psalm 138,  Lord, on the day I called for help, you answered me.

Colossians 2, 12-14,     He has forgiven us all our transgressions.

Luke 11, 1-13,  Ask and you will receive.

 

 

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And to stay in the same family, Tori's twin brother is our Candle Lighter of The Week.

 

Community Activities:  

  1. ROMEO MEET: Friday, July 22 , Jason's Deli, Collin Creek Mall, west side of Central, 1:00.   Welcome all wakos,  you will fit right in.  May be  a very small group.  Most of us will be gone.
  2. JULIET LUNCHEON, (aka.,just us ladies into eating together):                       

        August 5,2016, Friday,1 pm

        Salsa? Independence & Legacy

        String Bean? Coit & Campbell

        Jason’s Deli?

        your choice?

        Please let me know if you will be able to join us  JeanneVogel:  pickincotton26@verizon.net

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Want the Best Music?  Go no further.

 

What is going on in Our Catholic World

  1. Charges dropped in Twin Cities ,   National Catholic Reporter,  July 20, 345 words,     Download Criminal charges dropped against Twin Cities 7-21-16
  2. Francis rebukes Cardinal, National Catholic Reporter, July 13,   567 words,      Download Francis rebukes Cardinal 7-21-16  

 

Tori, Mom, & friend

 

Victoria with a special friend and momma.

 

True? 

I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that don’t work.

Thomas Edison

 

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Buddy says, "Welcome back, Everybody.  I'm ready."

 

See you Sunday.

J.S., 214-783-0443


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And The Man now plays the violin.  Congratulations, Leo.

 

 

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.

 

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Fond Memories from Saturday evening.

 


Sunday Homily, July 17, 2016, 16th Sunday Ordinary Time

Readings:   (A couple of good readings today)

Genesis  18,  1-10,  I will return next year and Sarah will have a son.  She laughs.

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

Colossians 1, 24-28,     I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake.

Luke 10, 38-42,  The story of Martha & Mary.

 

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Old buddies, John & Leo, say, "Welcome in, Everybody."

 

Genesis observations:

What :   This is the first book in the whole bible, a good read.  It begins with the 2 versions of creation, Adam & Eve, the apple, Cain & Abel, the Ark and the flood with Noah (see the picture of the huge ark somebody has built?), Abraham & the almost sacrifice of his son, and others. 

When put together:  Babylonian Captivity, ca. 555 before Christ.

 

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Kevin, too, says, "Come on in, Folks."

 

 

Today’s story: An amusing little story, though you don't know it because the editor snipped off the end.   Abraham is hospitable to three travelers.  This results in the men, messengers from Yahweh,  saying that a year from now Sarah will have a son.  Sarah is 99 years old and never had a child.  She is behind a tent flap, hears the promise, and she laughs.  Amusingly Yahweh hears her laugh, asks her why, and she lies, saying she did not laugh.  

 

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Offertory with Tom & Teresa & Sandra, and, of course, Leo.

 

 

Martha & Mary, who is better?

This morning I would like to talk about who is better, Martha or Mary?  Before I even begin I must acknowledge that Rosemary has a strong opinion on this subject.  You can guess it.  She thinks that Martha is getting a bad deal. 

It must be also admitted that Rosemary has a bit of the Martha complex.   She tells me often how she feels like Martha because she is so over worked. 

 

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Want to see one happy kid today?  

 

So, being a good husband and trying to lessen the load, I will tell you what I do.  This is also my way of finding meaning to this either/or story.  Maybe it is not either/or? 

It happens on Tuesday evenings when the sun is going down and I am in the shade that I mow our lawn.  I not only mow, but I edge, trim the bushes, use the weed eater, and blow it all.  Just mowing the grass takes me 90 minutes.  I enjoy doing it.  It is like an art form.  I am imitating Rosemary, the artist.  Plus, it is good exercise.

 

The wedding party

 

The Wedding, Lisa Anderlick and Mark Cheek, Saturday evening, Suncreek United Methodist, Allen.

 

When I am mowing I get into a pretty swift rhythm.   I can push the lawn mower faster than the mower ordinarily goes.  My little 88 year old neighbor lady who lives across the street, Joyce,  says I look like I am running behind the lawn mower. 

One evening recently when I was zooming back & forth across our front yard, a neighbor couple, Barbra & Bud, and their white sort of poodle dog, all came walking by.   This happens occasionally in front of our house and in front of their house when we are walking Aviana.  The dogs have a relationship that consists of all of about a two minute mutual check out.  I love these people and they are the couple who introduced me to the “J,” the Jewish Community Center.

 

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"I take you, Lisa, in Marriage.  I promise to be true to you in good times & bad, in sickness and in health.   I will love and cherish you all the days of my life."

 

 

So I see Bud & Barbra & Patty.  I wave but do not lessen my rhythm.  I keep chasing that lawn mower.  And then….I feel guilty. 

I have just again chosen Project over People, one of my most favorite activities.  I think to myself, ‘What if I just stopped and chatted for 5 minutes?’  ‘Would it make the slightest difference in when I finish?’

 

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I have known Lisa Anderlick since the time she was a little girl.  Now she has not only grown up beautifully, but she is an MD.  In fact, she and two of her brides maids all became MD's together.  

 

 

5 minutes later here they come back the other way toward their house.  So, what do you think I did?  Yep, I kept right on chasing that lawn mower.  And they passed me by and went home.  I still cannot believe I did it.  I have yet to apologize to them.  As Rosemary is happy to observe, I get OCD about projects & work.  Obsessive, compulsive, that is. 

Sound familiar?  You got a similar obsession?  Maybe you don’t.  If so you are blessed. 

 

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The first steps on the road to a New Life.

 

 

Maybe in our Martha-Mary story Martha gets obsessive, compulsive and needs to be more like Mary?   At least I do.  Mary, who knows?  Maybe she needs to be more sensitive to the job to be done?

For me, the story is a challenge to be both, focused on the work, and focused on the person.  In fact, I believe the person always takes priority despite my behavior.

How do you balance the Martha-Mary dynamic in your life? 

 

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Long time and dear friends, Lisa's parents, Karen & John Anderlick.

 

 


Announcements

Rosemary’s Blessing of The Week

 

Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.

Be the living expression of God's kindness:

kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile. 

Mother Teresa

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Lily reading from the book of Genesis.

 

Our Special Thanks

  •    For  the Readings:     Scott & Lily
  •    For The Team:   Kevin & Buddy
  •    For the Communion Bread:   Alison
  •    For the Special Communion Cups:  Jan & Sir Charlie
  •    For the Pictures:   Rick & Connie, Mike & Beth
  •    For the coffee and extras:   Jean & John & Jackie
  •    For the altar & sound: Jackie & Hue
  •    For the Music:   Ray & David & Bethany & Shonda
  •    For all who helped with communion   

 

Scott

 

Scott reading from Colossians.
 

 

 

Birthdays:    Caroline (58, Monday), Beth (Tuesday), Lily (Thursday)

 

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While getting ready to share her Blessing of The Week, Rosemary is sharing (with vigor) her ideas about Martha (got a bad deal).

 

 

Please Remember these special people:

For Carol’s treatment;  For Nina's dad, Art, who died at 93, and for Nina and the family;  For John Schanot's treatment;   For Nadia's recuperation;   For a young man who is suffering from depression; For Claire's mom;  For Jan’s mom;  For Grace's mom and brother 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 Frank; For Dawn;   John Simari’s friend, Ron;      For Frank's treatment;     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 Birthday, Beth.  

 

 

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;


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And Happy Birthday to you, too, Lily. 

 

 

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 & Annie & Kyler;    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.

 

Dee & Mike

 

And Happy 80th to you, Mike.  

 

 

Your Finances, July 17, 2016

Expenses:   $1248.00   

Outreach:   $ 720.00

Donated today:  

Thanks for your Generosity, Everybody.

 

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Happy Birthday to you, also, Mary.

 

Have a Great Week, J.S

(214-783-0443)

 

Buddy & cupcake

Thanks, Buddy, for being our Candle Lighter of The 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.

 

  Ro 3

 

And Rosemary says, "Have a good week, Folks.  See you next week."

 


Reminder for Sunday, July 17, 2016, 16th Ordinary Time

Team 1

 

The Team says, "Welcome in, Everybody."

 

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

 

Gen 4

 

My Dear Genevieve, Two weeks ago when you left for vacation you were learning to walk.  So, what is this now?   A new dance step?

 

Readings:

Genesis  18,  1-10,  I will return next year and Sarah will have a son.

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

Colossians 1, 24-28,     I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake.

Luke 10, 38-42,  The story of Martha & Mary.

 

Tori coming

 

Did I hear somebody say 'cupcake' and 'Tori?'

 

Community Activities:  

  1. ROMEO MEET: Friday, July 15 , 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):  Temporarily postponed, everybody is out of town.  

 

Tori came

 

Whoa, and who is this at the edge of the altar?  Could that be Tori?

 

What is going on in Our Catholic World

  1. A glance at the on going efforts to reject Vatican II ,   Commonweal,  July 7, 750 words,       Download Reform the Reform, 7-14-16 

 

Tori & cupcake

 

Mommy, Daddy, Look what I got, a cupcake!  (for lighting the candles)

 

True? 

As once was said, “Try our Sundays.  They are better than Blue Bell.

 

Brunch 1

 

Brunch time!  Out of the way!  Sir Charlie, how did you get to be first in line?

 

See you Sunday.

J.S., 214-783-0443



Brunch 3

Love these circular tables.

 

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 1

 

Peace.  

 


Sunday Homily, July 10, 2016, 15th Sunday Ordinary Time

Readings:                          

Deuteronomy  30,  10-14,  Heed the voice of the Lord.

Psalm 69,  Turn to the Lord in your need and you will live.

Colossians 1, 15-20,     Jesus is the image of the invisible God.

Luke 10, 25-37,  The man robbed on the road to Jericho.

 

Gen 2

 

Genevieve says, "Welcome in, Everybody.  It is nice to be back.  Here, let me open the door for you."

 

Deuteronomy observations:

The Scene: the desert outside the promised land.  Moses is talking to the people about all that has happened to them since he led them out of Israel and through the desert for many years.  Now, as they prepare to enter, Moses is dying.  He is simply exhorting them to love Yahweh and obey his laws. 

The Author:  not Moses.  A compilation put into three discourses.

Date:  guess when?  Yes, after the Babylonian Captivity, ca. 555 before Christ.

Subject today:  Moses talks about a command, but never mentions exactly what it is.  Watch for the answer in today's gospel.  The Great Command, to be a Good Samaritan.

 

Zoe 3

Says Zoe, "Hi, Folks, Yes, it is nice to be back.  California is also pretty nice."

 

 

 

The Victims in Our Lives

This past Friday evening I did something I have been doing a lot of.  I rode my bike down the White Rock Creek Path to The Lake, went around it, and came back up the path to Royal Lane, a distance of about 20 miles.   Sorry to tell another biking story, but it was so relevant for me at the time.

As I was coming home and making the transition from the Lake to the Path, I went under the new Northwest Hwy Bridge.  Being dusk it was sort of dark under the bridge.  However, to my left about twenty yards over to the wall, I noticed 3 bikers stopped maybe two guys and a girl. 

So, I took a deep breath and yelled, “You guys okay, need any help?”

 

Leo 1

 

Welcome back to you, Leo.  I've missed the Leo spirit around here.

 

It may seem pretty trivial, but this is so hard for me to do.  These people are calling me to be a Good Samaritan.  I, however, am obsessed about keeping my schedule.  As I yelled I was hoping they would say, “We are okay.”  Which they did.  So I got off easy. 

I asked these people because I knew I was going to have to make a resolution in view of this homily.  I even used to ask people, but got too busy, at least in my mind. 

 

Candle 1
 

Victoria and Zoe, our Candle Lighters of The Week.

 

In the past two months I have passed two groups.  One group of two guys, they were walking a bike with a flat front tire.  I can fix flats in ten minutes.   I have everything I need.  The other group was under another bridge and had a bike upside down and they were working on an inner tube.  Both times I passed by, said nothing, and then felt guilty.

So, I resolve to always ask people if they need help when I see them standing by their bike. 

Now, you say, ‘Well, I don’t even ride a bike.  How does this pertain to me?’   My bet?  Somewhere you have a similar challenge.

 

Senter-Ray 2
 

Three of the Wyndham Clan, Ron, Barbara, and Ray.

 

 

As a community, I would highlight a joy I have, the fact that we attempt to be a good Samaritan to a number of small charities, and in particular to Souls Harbor.  This is a privilege. 

Recalling my psych stuff, How am I called to be a good Samaritan to myself?   We are all wounded people in some way.  How am I nurturing my spirit?  Where have I been hurt and how am I a Good Samaritan with that hurt? 

Where are you challenged to be a Better Good Samaritan?

 

  Bern-Zoe

"Nothing beats Grandma's hugs,"  says Zoe?

 


Announcements

Rosemary’s Blessing of The Week 

 Christ has no body now on earth but yours,

     no hands but yours,

     no feet but yours,

Yours are the eyes through which Christ’s

     compassion is to look out to the world,

Yours are the feet with which Christ is to

     go about doing good,

Yours are the hands, with which Christ is to  

     bless all people now.

From a prayer by Teresa of Avila (1515–1582)

 

  Sandra 3

 

Sandra reading from Deuteronomy.

 

Our Special Thanks

  •    For  the Readings:    Sandra & Grace 
  •    For The Team:   Kevin, Georgie, & Buddy
  •    For the Communion Bread:   Alison
  •    For the Special Communion Cups:  Jan & Sir Charlie
  •    For the Pictures:   Rick & Connie, Mike & Beth
  •    For the coffee and extras:   Jean & John & Jackie
  •    For the altar & sound: Jackie & Hue
  •    For the Music:   Ray & David & Bethany & Shonda
  •    For all who helped with communion   

 

Grace 1
 

Grace reading from Colossians.

 

 

Birthdays:   Mike Miller (Tuesday), John Schanot (Wednesday), Joe Gorham (81, Thursday)

Anniversaries: 

& M. (53rd, Wednesday)

 

Ro 1
 

Rosemary reading her Blessing of The Week.

 

 

Please Remember these special people:

For Carol’s treatment;  For Nina's dad, Art, who died at 93, and for Nina and the family;  For John Schanot's treatment;   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 Frank; For Dawn;   John Simari’s friend, Ron;      For Frank's treatment;     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;

 

 

Joe 1

 

Happy 81st, Joe.

 

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;

 

Zoe-Tori

 

Thanks for lighting our candles, Zoe and Victoria.

 


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 & Annie & Kyler;    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.

 

Carol 1
 

Carol, looking terrific, with her brother, Paul, and Richard.

 

Your Finances, July 10, 2016

Expenses:   $720.00    

Outreach:   $250.00

Donated today:  Nothing special this week.

Thanks for your Generosity, Everybody.

 

Georgie 1
 

Welcome back, Georgie, so good to have you home with all of us.

 

Have a Great Week, J.S

(214-783-0443)

 

Kevin 1

 

Kevin says, "So nice to have the whole team back together." 

 

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.

 

Gen 6

Genevieve says, "Will somebody wake me up when that old guy stops talking.  I'm going to get in here and take a nap."

 


Reminder for Sunday, July 10, 2016, 15th Ordinary Time C

Beth 1

 

 

Beth says, "Welcome in, You Guys."
 

 

 

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

 

Richard 1

 


Communion for Richard. 

 

 

Readings:                          

Deuteronomy  30,  10-14,  Heed the voice of the Lord.

Psalm 69,  Turn to the Lord in your need and you will live.

Colossians 1, 15-20,     Jesus is the image of the invisible God.

Luke 10, 25-37,  The man robbed on the road to Jericho.

 

Emily 1

 

Communion, Emily?

 

Community Activities:  

  1. ROMEO MEET: Friday, July 8 , 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):  Temporarily postponed, everybody is out of town.  

 

Special Notice 1:    July 10, this Sunday, community brunch. 

 

July 7

 

Parade time, July 4, Preston Hollow.

 

 

What is going on in Our Catholic World

  1. Can the Curia be reformed & downsized ?, National Catholic Reporter, June 23, 790 words,     Download Curia Reform 7-7-16   
  2. Whatever happened to the ultra-conservative Pius X Society?, National Catholic Reporter, June 29 ,  190 words,      Download Pius X Society out 7-7-16

 

 

July 6


 

Larry's favorite car.

 

True? 

When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: “Whose?”

Don Marquis, American journalist

 

July 3

 

Everybody gets into the spirit of the day.

 

 

See you Sunday.

J.S., 214-783-0443

 

July 4

 

Even the morning rain did not ruin the parade.



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.

 

July 1

 

The Masters of Refreshments, i.e., water, lemonade, cookies, grapes, strawberries, and donut holes.   Bet you cannot guess which is the best "seller" year after year.  The last, yep, donut holes.  We are up to 20 dozen.  Every year we have run out.  All is free.