“The month of July is dedicated the Precious Blood of Jesus. The entire month falls within the liturgical season of Ordinary Time, which is represented by the liturgical color green. This symbol of hope is the color of the sprouting seed and arouses in the faithful the hope of reaping the eternal harvest of heaven, especially the hope of a glorious resurrection. It is used in the offices and Masses of Ordinary Time.
The Holy Father’s Intentions for the Month of July 2021:Social Friendship. “We pray that in social, economic and political situations of conflict, we may be courageous and passionate architects of dialogue and friendship.” (See also Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network) (www.catholicculture.org).
From the Diocese: YOU have the opportunity to support the six men who have answered “YES” to God’s call to serve in the Priesthood of Jesus Christ in our Belleville Diocese. The annual cost for each of our seminarians is approximately $47,000. Funding from the Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal helps support the expenses of our seminarians and Vocation Office; your pledge or one-time gift is truly an investment in our faith and the life of the church here in southern Illinois. Please continue to pray for the vocations and consider making your gift today!
PSR Teachersfor 2021-2022 here at St. Joseph needed! If interested or have questions, please call Jill Skinner at (618) 893-2289. You might also email Jill at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Thank you for your continued support of St. Joseph through shopping at Kroger’s. Our Parish has garnered $143.19 in Community Rewards donation (34 households) from February 28-May 29, 2021. To sign up, please register at www.kroger.com/community rewards and Kroger will donate a percentage of your grocery purchase amount back to the Parish. The enrollment number for St. Joseph is #96558. Thank you for supporting our local Kroger and helping St. Joseph Church at the same time! For questions, please call Paulette Aronson at (618) 893-2882 or Jeanne Wacker at (618) 559-8154.
From the Diocese: Respect Life Corner- “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed in Christ with every spiritual blessing in heavens as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, to be holy and without blemish before Him.” In the Second Reading, A reading from the Letter of St. Paul to the Ephesians 1: 13-14, Why are the recipients in the letter, the Ephesians, blessed? Is it something special that they did? No, because God chose them to be “holy and without blemish.” Like the Ephesians , WE are chosen, WE are redeemed as adopted children of God. WE have been brought back from sin through Christ’s death, resurrection and are sealed with the Holy Spirit. Many of these prayers can be found in the Baptismal ritual. We are reminded that God’s blessings in our life aren’t due to our merit, but do to the enormity of God’s love for us, so that we might live in Him.
Learn, Act, Connect and Pray-As Baptism marks the beginning of a new relationship with God, the Sacraments of Reconciliation offers the renewal that really yearn for, a forgiveness to set us on our journey of life yet once again. My Pastor calls it, “a dusting off.” How grateful we are that Christ “dusts off” our sins while extending his love and forgiveness to us, as only He can. It is up to us to offer that same love and forgiveness to those in our midst.
From the Diocese: Bulletin Short: Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time – Amos 7: 12-15, Psalm 85: 9-10, 11-12, 13-14. Ephesians 1: 3-14. Mark 6:7-13. Travel Light. To Do Ministry – that includes every one of us who is baptized – the gospel, Jesus, really, tells us to travel light. No cane, food, suitcase, money. Just go and do. What encumbers me from doing what I am called to do, from doing good work? What food and drink can I give away, (mercy work) to help others do good work? What money can I donate to worthy, needed causes?
FYI: What are The Liturgical Vestments? Dalmatic: the outer vestments worn by a deacon in the place of a chasuble.
St. Joseph Church Information
Trustees: Rick Flamm (618) 893-4953 Richard.email@example.com
Karl Sweitzer, Jr. (618) 697-4754 firstname.lastname@example.org
Parish Council: Samantha Sweitzer (618) 201-5246 email@example.com
Liturgy: Paulette Aronson (618) 893-2882 firstname.lastname@example.org
PSR: Jill Skinner (618) 893-2289 email@example.com
Ladies Sodality: Loraine McGee (618) 697-0250 phone call preferred
Debbie Russell (618) 521-1062 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cemetery: Gary Wiggs (618) 967-7116 email@example.com
Cobden K of C: Joe Pineau (618) 697-6795 firstname.lastname@example.org
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