Good News for June 3rd
Happy Feast of the Ugandan Martyrs! Praise God for the witness of the saints and martyrs of Uganda who are remembered today. May their love for the Lord and desire to be faithful to God's plan inspire us in our journey as disciples of Jesus Christ! Pray the Litany to the Ugandan Martyrs.
A Prayer to the Holy Spirit as we approach Pentecost: Holy Spirit, You are God. I praise you because you are holy, and I thank you for dwelling in my heart. Thank you for working in my life. You guided me into salvation, renewed my dead spirit, and you opened my eyes to the Truth. Thank you. Help me to see you more clearly – to recognize your movement in my life. Make me more sensitive to you so I can follow you more closely. Still, I know that I am selfish and rebellious. I need you to help me be obedient when I recognize your leading. I need you. I ask you for your help and comfort today. You know my pain and anxieties very well. Thank you for praying over me. Help me to rest in your comfort today. Help me to walk in you, the Spirit of God. Grow good fruit in my life. You are the one who produces these in me: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. I cannot live out these things on my own; I need you. Amen
PLEASE PLAN TO WEAR RED CLOTHING THIS WEEKEND AS CELEBRATE THE COMING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT AT PENTECOST.
Who will you invite to join us for Mass this weekend? God needs you to do the inviting!
DID YOU READ THIS WEEK'S CHURCH BULLETIN?
NEED INFORMATION ON COVID TESTING AND COVID VACCINES? Please note that vaccines are no longer offered every Friday.
As a community of faith, we hold each other in prayer each day...
FOR THOSE WHO ARE SICK: Msgr. O'Brien, Deacon Bill, Hazel Scott, Patti Laughlin, Dolores Mason, Ernestine, Ed Sharkinow., Barbara Campbell, for victims of recent shootings in our neighborhood; and all who are sick with COVID or struggling with mental illness
FOR THOSE WHO ARE GRIEVING: For the families of victims in Buffalo and Texas; those who lost someone to the violence in our City. Lord, have mercy on those who have died!
FOR SPECIAL NEEDS: for the Holy Spirit to guide the transition of leadership at our parish; for graduates who are looking for work
THE DESIGNER BAG BINGO SCHEDULED FOR SATURDAY NIGHT (to benefit assistance to the homeless) HAS BEEN CANCELLED; IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED.
The racially motivated shooting in Buffalo last week can cause an experience of trauma in the lives of many. Listen to this podcast from Gloria Purvis and Sister Josephine
If you wish to connect with our incoming Parochial Administrator, Father Jeff Rott, please email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
As families bury their children killed in their school in Texas, one priest is burying 12 of the children at Sacred Heart Parish. Pray for that community and for Fr. Morales!
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has released information on the settlements made with those who were tragically victim of secual abuse by priests. Learn more and please pray for these victims and all who are impacted by sexual abuse.
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Our parish is partnering with Artcinia to bring great music to our neighborhood. Please plan to be with us for the first of three concerts in 2022 on Pentecost Sunday. Tickets are $10 and are purchased ONLINE. PLEASE JOIN US THIS SUNDAY - YOU ARE WELCOME TO MAKE A $10 (OR FREE WILL) DONATION AT THE DOOR ON SUNDAY! PLEASE JOIN US AND BRING A FRIEND!
As we bid farewell to Father Chris and prepare to welcome Fr. Jeff Rott, please be mindful...
You can record a VIDEO TRIBUTE to offer thanks to Father Chris. Please complete it today!
You can sign up for a 15-minute time slot to either talk with Fr Chris on the phone or visit him in the Parish Office.
There will be a Farewell Cabaret (BYOE) on Saturday, June 18th from 6 pm to 9 pm in the School Hall. All are welcome. Please let us know you are coming.
Please pray for Fr. Jeff, Fr. Chris, and the Parish Staff during this time of transition. God is able!