HOSPITAL VISITATION: If you or a loved one is in the hospital and would appreciate a pastoral visit from Fr. John please call the rectory.
WEEKLY COLLECTION UPDATE: June 30th: $1875.10. Weekly Budget: $2350.00. Difference: -$474.90. Improvement Fund: $40.00.
WEEKLY COLLECTION UPDATE: July 7th: $2093.80. Weekly Budget: $2350.00. Difference: -$256.20. Improvement Fund: $280.00.
SANCTUARY CANDLE INTENTION (July 14th): In memory of Dino Bertolo by Theresa Bertolo.
SANCTUARY CANDLE INTENTION (July 21st): In memory of Alfeo Pollon by Tosca Pollon and Family.
SANCTUARY CANDLE: Each week we invite you to light the sanctuary lamp in memory of a loved one or for a special intention. The cost is $20.00 and you may place it in the collection with the information enclosed. We are in need of intentions for the months of August onward.
SUPPORTING THE FOOD BANK: Please continue to remember to bring your canned goods each week to Mass to help support the Timmins Food Bank. Your generosity will help make the difference in the lives of others who do not have as much as we do.
PARISH BBQ: On this Saturday (July 20th) following the 5:00 P.M. Mass, we will have our annual Parish BBQ, generously sponsored by the members of the Holy Name Society and the CWL. No cost to attend and all are welcome!
UNPLANNED: Unplanned is the inspiring true story of one woman’s journey of transformation. All Abby Johnson ever wanted to do was help women. As one of the youngest Planned Parenthood clinic directors in the US, she was involves in upwards of 22,000 abortions and counselled countless women about their “reproductive choices.” One day, she saw something that changed everything! The movie will be screened this Monday (July 15th) at 9:25 P.M. and this Wednesday (July 17th) at 9:00 P.M. at the Timmins Cinema 6. This is a must see movie. Please spread the word and join us.
FEASTA ITALIANA: The 3rd annual Festa Italiana takes place on Sunday, July 28th. Events begin at 12:00 P.M. and run throughout the day at the Dante Club. Cedar Street, from First Avenue to the Fire Station, will be closed and there will be children's games including face painting and inflatable. There will be food of all sorts available as well as a stage with live entertainment.
PRACTICAL WAYS TO LIVE & SHARE OUR FAITH
MAKING THE NEW EVANGELIZATION REAL
When we think of evangelization, we often think of big projects. Or we think of being on street corners, holding signs and confronting people as they walk by. However, evangelization can be incorporated into the very ordinary events of life. During these summer weeks we’re going to explore twelve ways that you can live and share the good news with family and friends in the midst of everyday life.
2) Invite someone to Mass. I know from being involved in campus ministry at Merrimack College in Massachusetts that students often would say “I would go to Mass if my friends did.” I know I am not inclined to go to a movie by myself, but I am more likely to go if someone invites me. Some people may not have a way of getting to Mass, or for many reasons do not want to go alone. A friend of mine who was a student at St. Michael’s in Vermont was asked one Sunday evening where he was going when he left the dinner table in the cafeteria. Ben said he was going to Mass. The next thing he knew his friends were in the pew next to him in the chapel. Ben didn’t make a big thing about going to Mass, but neither was he ashamed or secretive about where he was going.
3) Invite someone to a parish event. Some people may feel the roof would cave in if they entered a church building. Attending a Christmas concert or another event on parish property, they may get a sense of friendship, welcome and community. They may realize that they are not being judged. I know a woman who asked a co-worker one day if she wanted to go out for a drink after work. Patricia said “I am going to the opening of the parish mission at my parish tonight. Why don’t you come with me? We can go out for a drink after that.” The woman accepted Patricia’s invitation and eventually enrolled in our R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) process. (Source: www.osv.com)
SCRIPTURE REFLECTION: “Jesus said to him, ‘Go and do likewise.’” (Luke 10:37) This was Jesus’ command at the end of the Good Samaritan story. Did you know that the Samaritans and Jews despised each other. The moral of the story is to love our neighbor. That means loving someone you may not know or someone that looks different than you or someone that you don’t like. All without expecting anything in return.(from the Saint Louis Archdiocese Stewardship Office).