“He instructed them to take nothing for the journey but a walking stick – no food, no sack, no money in their belts.”(Mark 6:8)
How different we are from the Apostles who took nothing when they ventured out to serve God. Today, we make our life’s journey more difficult because of all the material baggage that we drag along. When we really put God first in everything and put money and possessions second, we experience more freedom to joyfully serve God and others.
NEXT WEEKEND COLLECTION
Next weekend there will be only one collection, the regular Stewardship.
The next shoe drive collection will take place on Tuesday, July 24 from 4:30 to 7PM. You can drop off at the Midland Ave. Church entrance.
PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN YOU CAN HELP
You can help prevent the abuse of children. Know the warning signs of offenders. They prefer to be with children. They go overboard touching, wrestling, or tickling. They may give minors alcohol or drugs, or show them pornography. They allow children to break the rules. Offenders act as if the rules do not apply to them. If you observe an adult who is not behaving appropriately with children, speak up. Let someone know what you saw. You are not accusing anyone of anything. You are letting someone know you care, are watching, and are concerned that no harm is done to a child.
If the abuse happened in a Catholic church or school, contact the Victim Assistance Coordinator for our Archdiocese at (201) 407-3256.
50/50 DRAWING –PLEASE NOTE!
We have just received word from the Archdiocese that 50/50 tickets can no longer be mailed; however, with your written permission we can. Please call the office for details. Also, we will have envelopes at the exits with 5 tickets in each; you may pick them up at any of the Masses. The next 50/50 drawing will be held on Monday, August 30. If you wish to be a sponsor please call the office with your intention. The stipend is $100.
MASS INTENTION BOOK
The 2018 Mass intention book will be in the Sacristy at all the weekend Masses if you wish to reserve any.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
The sacrament of Reconciliation will take place on Saturdays from 4:30 to 5:00 PM or when you see Father Fred.