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  • ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH

    LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA July 17, 2016

    Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    TIME TALENT and TREASURE A Way of Life at Saint Joseph’s

    July 10, 2016

    In Pew Collection $ 6,706.54

    Electronic Giving 4,126.00

    Online Giving 510.00

    Budget Actual Difference

    7/10/2016 $11,600.00 $11,342.54 $257.46

    Vigils 230.30

    Memorials - Restoration Fund 65.00

    GIFT CARDS FOR SHOPPING & GIFTS

    Gift cards can be purchased before and after weekend Masses and in the rectory office during normal business hours. St. Joseph Church earns 3%-16% on all gift cards sold. This is FREE income for the parish. For ways to or- der ScripNow eCards or to purchase with your cell phone during shopping, go to the Stewardship tab on our website, stjosephslanc.com, and click on the Gift Card Program. You can also order by completing the order form available from the gift card sellers before and after weekend Masses.

    GIFT CARD SALES

    Gift card sales for the weeks of July 3, July 10, and July 17 will be reported next week.

     Studying the Catechism of the Catholic Church so as to understand your faith in the Lord Jesus more fully,

     Examining your conscience at the end of each day so as to listen to the Lord speak in the depths of your being; Then thanking God for the blessings of the day and seeking forgiveness for your failings, concluding with an Act of Contrition.

    Let us choose the better part, so that we might truly be Good Samaritan to ALL who need us. Only with loving the Lord God with our whole being can we love our neighbor as the Lord loves us. In the Peace of Christ, Fr. Allan F. Wolfe

    Choosing the Better Part

    Dear People and Friends of Saint Joseph’s, As we continue to follow the Lord Jesus as his inten- tional disciples, Luke’s Gospel provides an important and help- ful balance to active discipleship. Immediately following Christ’s teaching through the Parable of the Good Samaritan, we learn about the “better part.” The “Good Samaritan” teaches us to recognize each and every person as our neighbor and as worthy of our love. The parable emphasizes that we cannot be indifferent or ig- nore anyone who is in need. We may not put qualifications on who deserves to be treated as our neighbor. Instead, Jesus

    turns the question around to ask us “To whom will YOU be neighbor? The pivotal point is not the other, but our own atti- tude, which ought to imitate the mind of the Lord. As many have explained, “I serve them, not because they are Catho- lic, but because I am.” So today we find Jesus visiting two friends, Martha and Mary. Martha is busied with the details of hospitality— serving Jesus, while Mary is at his feet, listening to him. We might be tempted to think that Mary is being selfish, ignoring the work and failing to be a faithful disciple. Yet, sitting at the feet of the Lord, Mary enjoys Christ’s presence and friendship and thus has chosen the “better part.” And here is where Jesus highlights what should be our top priority as his Intentional Disciples—being close to him, listening to him, enjoying his friendship. Each of our rela- tionships forms us to be the people we are becoming. The most influential relationship that enables us to love others best is our relationship with Jesus. Yet, are we giving that relation- ship the time, attention and energy it deserves? Are we seek- ing to LISTEN to the LORD and be Present to Him? As Jesus’ disciples, how can we choose the better part and sit at his feet TODAY? You can choose the better part by:

     Praying daily, including the beautiful meditation known as the Holy Rosary,

     Making your Morning Offering Prayer daily,

     Attending daily Mass to join the living of your day with the sacrifice of the Lord on the Cross,

     Using time to reflect on the Lord’s goodness in one’s life,

     Reflecting on the daily Mass readings with the aid of a printed or online resource like ‘The Word Among Us’ or Creighton University Daily Reflections,

     Reading a selection from the Bible each day,

     Committing to a weekly, Hour time slot in adoration of Christ present in the Most Blessed Sacrament in our Per- petual Adoration Chapel,

     Doing spiritual reading, particularly on the lives of the saints or on Intentional Discipleship,

  • ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH

    LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA CONSIDER A BEQUEST TO ST. JOSEPH’S July 17, 2016

    Saturday, July 16

    4:00 pm Confessions - Church

    5:00 pm Vigil Mass - Lars Persson (Marie Linares)

    Sunday, July 17 - Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 am Mass - Vincent & Margaret Klos (Mary Ellen & Mar- garet Gardner)

    9:15 am Focus on Faith - Tipitina’s

    10:30 am Mass - People of the Parish

    Monday, July 18 - St. Camillus de Lellis, Priest

    6:30 am Mass - Viola Camp (John & Bobbie Reisinger)

    8:00 am In Use - St. Francis Room

    9:00 am Legion of Mary - Good Shepherd Room

    7:00 pm Southwest Community Meeting - St. Francis Room

    Tuesday, July 19

    6:30 am Mass - Margaret Angela Wynveen Mitchell (James & MaryAnne Cullen)

    8:00 am Morning Prayer - Church

    8:15 am Mass - John Buckwalter, Jr. (Gary & Luce Bowers)

    Wednesday, July 20 - St. Apollinaris, Bishop & Martyr

    6:30 am Mass - Josephine Potts (Vonnie Kirchner & Family)

    8:00 am In Use - St. Francis Room

    4:00 pm Legion of Mary Curia - Good Shepherd Room

    Thursday, July 21 - St. Lawrence of Brindisi, Priest & Doctor of the Church

    6:30 am Mass - Mildred Kaetz (Estate)

    8:00 am Morning Prayer - Church

    8:15 am Mass - Audette LaBelle Rochon (Gary & Luce Bowers)

    Friday, July 22 - St. Mary Magdalene

    6:30 am Mass - Anthony Bresch (JMR)

    8:00 am In Use - St. Francis Room

    3:30 pm SWAN - Good Shepherd Room

    6:30 pm SWAN - St. Francis Room

    Saturday, July 23 - St. Bridget, Religious

    8:15 am Mass - Intention of Ava Persson (Marie Linares)

    Anointing of the Sick

    10:00 am Baptism - Church

    10:30 am In Use - Tipitina’s, Nursery, St. Joseph Room

    4:00 pm Confessions - Church

    5:00 pm Vigil Mass - Joseph Rumberger (Bill Stewart)

    Sunday, July 24 - Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

    8:00 am Mass - Patricia Kachnoskie (Ed Kachnoskie,Sr.)

    9:15 am Focus on Faith - Tipitina’s

    10:30 am Mass - People of the Parish

    PLEASE REMEMBER IN PRAYER: Those who are ill: Arline Danz, Jeanne Eichelberger, Ron Fisher, Josephine Gushue, Catherine Mehalik, Virginia Strosser, Robert Zeller, and those in nursing homes; those presently or recently in the hospital: Michael Barnes, Robert Carr, Carmelo DeJesus, Joseph Rudy, Paul Rudy, Esther Schustrich, and those in our Book of the Sick. PLEASE PRAY OUR SEMINARIANS: Rev. Mr. Michael Metzgar, Stephen Logue, Joshua Weaver, Samuel Miller, Mat- thew Morelli, Bradley Fischer and Peter Quach.

    Flowers on the High Altar this weekend are given in Memory of Jacob & Theresa Peterman

    by the Peterman and Tongel Family

    FLOWERS FOR CHURCH: Altar Flowers for the main altar (2 vases) or the Blessed Mother or St. Joseph side altars can be ordered to celebrate a happy occasion, in thanksgiving, for a special inten-

    tion or to remember a loved one who has died. The cost per vase is $40.00. Call Deacon Marty or Becky at the rectory, 397 -6921 to make arrangements. Available dates: July 24 (High Altar and Blessed Virgin Mary Altar), July 31, August 7, (All Altars). August 14 (Blessed Virgin Mary & St. Joseph Altars), August 21 and August 28 (All Altars).

    CCD WILL BEGIN SEPTEMBER 11, 2016. Regis- tration forms are in the pamphlet rack. Please take 1 student form for each child and 1 family form per family. They can be returned in a sealed envelope marked “CCD” in the collection baskets. Due date August 21, 2016.

    WORKS OF MERCY (7-12 graders): This local youth work- camp will take place from 8:00am-800pm, on August 1-5, 2016, at St. Joseph’s of Lancaster. Teens will have the op- portunity to: Serve people in need in various worksites throughout the community, Pope Francis’ Year of Mercy Workshop, do street evangelization, daily mass, Adoration, outdoor and indoor games, fun activities and much more! This is a once in a life time opportunity for your teen to live and practice the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. $75.00 registration fee covers 4 dinners, snacks, t-shirt and field trip cost. Please make check payable to St. Mary’s of Lancaster and mail along with permission form to 119 South Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17603. For additional infor- mation please contact Coordinator of Youth Ministry, Cathy Eisenbeil at 717-209-1626 or by email at cathy@stmaryslancaster.org. We are in need of chaper- ones to drive the teens to their worksites/field trip, to super- vise and to offer spiritual support. In addition to this, we have plenty of volunteering opportunities for those who do not drive, but that would like to help. CUB SCOUTS: Our Cub Scout Pack has an urge