Memo from Msgr. Raun- Thursday May 28th, 2020
My dear family,
Greetings in the Risen Lord!
WAYS TO HOLD ON TO JOY IN TROUBLED TIMES
Remember Joy Is a Fruit of the Spirit
Because the Holy Spirit is not tangible, it’s easy to forget that He indwells every believer. All of his characteristics are inside us too.
Joy is available if we simply remain aware of his activity and presence. The Bible assures us of this in Galatians 5:22-23. However, the Bible also warns us against quenching or stifling the Spirit’s work in 1 Thessalonians 5:19.
By acknowledging the Holy Spirit and giving Him a place in our minds, we avoid limiting his abilities and free up his help. This joy is not mere happiness. It comes from our souls being in sync with God. It is that gut-deep, supernatural peace that can only come from the Lord. This joy fruit is difficult to contain once released—everyone around will notice and want some, too.
“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!" Galatians 5:22-23
NEEDED: YOUNGER (under 60) EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS TO TAKE COMMUNION TO THE HOME-BOUND: We thank God that we are now able to resume taking Holy Communion to the home-bound, observing, of course, all safety measures concerning the corona-virus. However, many of our home bound Eucharistic Ministers are over 60, and, being high risk, we do not want to expose them to danger. If you are under 60, could God be calling you to do this? The requirements would be to be a practicing Catholic (including observing the Church's teaching concerning marriage), a love for the Blessed Sacrament, and a love for the elderly and sick. If you would like to be considered for this ministry, please call up the parish at 892-1511.
HOW TO GO TO MASS:
1. Weekday Mass - just show up.
Saturday evening and Sunday Mass - make a reservation by calling the parish office (892-1511) or go to stanm.org or use the parish app.
2. Wear a mask.
3. Be prepared to receive Communion in the hand.
MASS TIMES : it's our normal schedule with one exception - 12:30 pm Sunday Mass is now moved to 1 pm.
MASS INTENTIONS: We are accepting Mass intentions for upcoming Masses. To have a Mass offered for a special intention, just call the parish office. They can also arrange to have you sent a Mass card that you can send on to others.
CONFESSION TIMES: Monday through Friday - 5 pm, Saturday - 2:30 pm You need to be in the church at those times if you wish to confess. When the last penitent in line has confessed, the priest will not wait around: he will go home!
BAPTISMS, WEDDINGS, SICK CALLS, FUNERALS : Yes, we are doing them all, with certain corona-virus precautions. Just call the parish office: 892-1511.
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HOLINESS TIP for Making Prayers of Petition More Effective... Say goodbye to pettiness. The Apostles failed to perform an exorcism of a boy because of their “perversity.” In short, they argued about which of them was the greatest.
WE ARE IN THE MONTH OF MAY - PRAY THE ROSARY EVERY DAY!
LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE:
Appropriate analogy: "The curve is flattening, so we can start lifting restrictions now. Or could it be..... "The parachute has slowed our rate of descent, so we can take it off now."
People keep asking: "Is corona-virus REALLY all that serious?" Listen y'all, the churches and casinos are closed. When heaven and hell agree on the same thing, it's probably pretty serious.
OUR PRAYER FOR THE DAY: as we prepare for Pentecost...
O King of glory,
send us the Promise of the Father,
the Spirit of Truth.
May the Counselor
Who proceeds from You
and infuse all truth in us,
as You have promised.
I send you my fatherly blessing, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen !Msgr. Doug Raun
God Bless You
Posted in Daily Memo from Msgr. Raun
Karen Fairchild - June 23rd, 2020 at 9:04pm
I would like to be a Eucharist minister but i am over 60