Bishop Michael McGovern and Fr. Nick Junker, Diocesan Vocation Director, are inviting young men interested in learning more about the Catholic priesthood to participate in a St. Andrew Dinner. Young men, ages 14 thru 25, are invited to attend; parents are also welcome. The first St. Andew Dinner will be Sunday, September 27th, at Gibault Catholic High School beginning at 4:00 PM. The afternoon includes supper and input from a recently ordained priest, Fr. Nick Fleming, followed by Q&A about the life of a Catholic Priest. If you are interested in attending, please contact Fr. Nick Junker at (618) 722-5035 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional St. Andrew dinners will be offered in October and November.
Please pray for vocations.
We will have our first St. Ann Sodality meeting on Wednesday, September 16 at 6:30 in either the parking lot beside the hall or in the hall. Social distancing will be observed. Bring your mask in case we have to meet inside. There are many important things on our agenda. If you have any questions you can call Loraine McGee at 618.697.0250. Hope to see all women of the parish at the meeting. Stay safe.
As the individual who oversees maintenance of St. Joseph’s Cemetery, I would like to ask parishioners to consider using the cemetery collection envelopes each month for their donation. The next one is dated August 30, 2020. I, probably like most of you, just “assumed” the cemetery got mowed and maintained somehow and never really comprehended the overall expense of keeping it beautiful. This year's mowing cost has been $4,750. By the end of the summer it will be $6,000. As you may or may not know, we do have a Cemetery Fund, but at this rate plus any additional maintenance costs the fund will continue to be depleted. Your donation will help guarantee upkeep. Thank you for your assistance in keeping our Cemetery beautiful. We are so fortunate have this final rest place for parish families.
Sue Brumleve is in rehab for health issues, people who know her and would like to send a card mail to:
2940 Westridge Pl
Carbondale, IL 62901
Wednesday, July 22, 8:15 a.m. Bill Boysen
Friday, July 24, 8:15 a.m. Marie Ballentine
Saturday, July 25, 4:00 p.m. Taylor Tomazzole
Sunday, July 26, 10:00 a.m. Msgr. Ken Schaeffer
Wednesday, July 29, 8:15 a.m. Bill Flamm
Friday, July 31, 8:15 a.m. Shawn Knaupp
P R A Y E R S O F P E T I T I O N
Those in the Military (Active Duty): Scott Bourne, Aaron Cerny, Joseph Eck, Ben Godinez, Theron Sweitzer, Devin Vitt, Hayden Young
Those in Need of Healing: Special intention, Baby Easton, Barbara Alstat, Alan Anderson, EJ Anderson, Paulette Aronson, Rev. Donald Blaes, Becky Brown, Sue Brumleve, Donna Bunyard, Jo Cerny,
Cooper Dallas, Dora Gonzalez, Doris Luther, Bill & Nancy Flamm, Dennis Lafferty, Robert Lintz, Melody Meadows, Dominic Pedrotty, Zetta Ramsey, Donna Shannon, Charlie Stadelbacher, Shari Vandersluis, David Villareal
Those in Nursing Homes: Judy Flamm, Mary Kula, Barbara Sweitzer, Vernon Wyatt
Birthdays and Anniversaries:
July 02 Harold Brumleve
July 05 Lori Cohen
July 05 Rick Flamm
July 08 Joan Patterson
July 12 Morgan Cerny
July 13 Anita Sweitzer
July 14 Betty Abney
July 14 Linda Wiggs
July 15 Dan & Dorothy Cirilla
July 21 Michael McCleland
July 22 Debbie Russell
July 25 Jeannine Cerny
July 30 James Raines
“Prayer is an aspiration of the heart, it is a simple glance directed to heaven, it is a cry of gratitude and love in the midst of trial as well as joy; finally, it is something great, supernatural,
which expands my soul and unites my to Jesus.” - St. Therese of Lisieux. Calling our PRAYER WARRIORS for those listed in our Prayer List and for our safety and a solution to this pandemic.
Your gift of time in prayer for our brothers and sisters in Christ is needed and appreciated. Also, for an update on Dominic Pedrotty and to send messages to the family, please log in at caringbridge.org.
From the Office of Vocations:
By the grace of God, the Diocese of Belleville has three new priests now, ordained Saturday. They are:
Father Nick Fleming, first assignment to Immaculate Conception Parish in Columbia
Father Carl Schrage, first assignment to the Cathedral of St. Peter in Belleville
Father Joel Seipp, first assignment to St. Mary the Immaculate Conception, Mt. Vernon
It was a beautiful and joyous occasion which you can still view by going to the Cathedral’s website, www.cathedralbelle.org.
And more good news. Bishop-elect McGovern’s ordination will be broadcast live on EWTN on July 22 at 2 p.m. It will also be available to view on the EWTN website: https://www.ewtn.com