Memo from Msgr. Raun- Wednesday June 17th, 2020
|My dear family,|
Greetings in the Lord Jesus!
WAYS TO HOLD ON TO JOY IN TROUBLED TIMES
Make Prayer with Thankfulness a Habit
Philippians 4:4 instructs us to always be full of joy, but verse 6 tells us how to accomplish it. The key is to spend time thanking God for His past, present, and future provision.We can easily recall instances in our lives when we know without a doubt it was God who met our need. If we pay attention, we can notice His working in our current circumstances and thank Him.
But what about thanking the Lord for doing what we can’t see ahead of us? We can take our cue from David, who wrote many of the Psalms. His usual pattern was to tell God exactly how he felt, what he feared, or what was wrong.
Then he thanked God in advance for his power over whatever the situation was, and resolving it for David. Things might have looked desperate for David, but he believed God would come through—and God always did. A thankful heart is a joyful heart.
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done." Philippians 4:6
NEW BIBLE STUDY STARTS NEXT MONDAY : I am very happy to announce that next Monday we are going to start a new five-week study: Biblical Hope For Mental Health.
Friends, we have all been battered by what we have gone through the past three months. And some people have been seriously hurt by fear, loneliness, depression, and a host of other mental and emotional problems. I feel this Bible study is important not only for ourselves, but so that we can learn the tools to help others to regain mental health. Jesus Christ is the Great Physician: He was us to be healthy not only in body and soul but in mind also! The Bible teaches us very important lessons about how to have and keep a healthy mind!
Plan on joining us every Monday at 7 pm for this important study!
THE CONFIRMATIONS last night were beautiful. Congratulations to all those confirmed. I feel sorry that they have to be confirmed by the boring old Pastor instead of the Archbishop, but the same Holy Spirit was given nonetheless! We will have Confirmations the next two Tuesdays. Pray for those being confirmed.
CONGRATULATIONS to our two new Christians, Stephanie Breezee and April Rios, both adults, who were baptized and confirmed last week. May God bless them and keep them always close to Himself!
HOW TO GO TO MASS:
1. All Masses - just show up. But remember that we have to close off the church when we reach 250 people in attendance.
2. Wear a mask.
3. Be prepared to receive Communion in the hand.
IF WE REACH 250 PEOPLE AT A MASS, and a person arrives after that, they will be invited to come to another Mass, or they can go to their car and wait, and they will be allowed to join the Communion line at the end of Mass. Together with this, we are now broadcasting every Sunday Mass on our new low-wattage FM transmitter, at 106.5 FM. You can receive this signal from anyplace in the parking lot of the church. If you still do not feel comfortable going into the church for Mass, you can listen to it in your car and at the end of Mass come in to receive Holy Communion!
Weekdays: 8 am and 5 pm
Saturday: 8 am and 2:30 pm
PLEASE SHARE ALL THIS INFORMATION WITH THOSE WHO DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET!
HOLINESS TIP : words of wisdom from St. John of the Cross:
“Contemplation is nothing else but a secret, peaceful, and loving infusion of God, which if admitted, will set the soul on fire with the Spirit of love.”
LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE:
Real quotes from church bulletins......
The Pastor will preach his farewell message, after which the choir will sing ‘Break Forth into Joy.’
Eight new choir robes are currently needed due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.
Miss Charlene Mason sang "I Will Not Pass This Way Again", giving obvious pleasure to the congregation.
OUR PRAYER FOR THE DAY: from our parishioner, Jose Antonio Ponce...
You, Lord, have conquered fear
overcoming Your own doubts in the garden
and sacrificing Yourself
defeating death on the cross of salvation
if we are to remember You in Your glory
we must remember Your courage.
Death is defeated. what is there to fear?
Lord, bless me with a portion of Your courage.
drive the devil’s fear from this pleading heart.
give me the strength to overcome fear,
to understand that nothing is impossible with You.
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
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