August 19th News

Praise God from whom all good things flow!

Jesus with children

As our young people get ready for their return to school, please pray that their parents and the teachers who are waiting for them love as Jesus loves them!

Did you read this week’s Bulletin?  Do you need a mid-week “pick me up” from last Sunday’s Liturgy?  Keep the Spirit of the Lord going in your week!

We mourn the passing of our long time parishioner Ms. Veronica (Ronnie) Tweed.  Ronnie grew up in St. Raymond Parish, attended our parish school and remained an active worshipper at the 5pm Vigil Mass.  Her death was sudden, following a fall she experienced last week.  Her funeral will be Wednesday, August 28th at St. Raymond.  There will be a 9:30 viewing and a 10:30 Mass.  May she rest in peace and her family be comforted in their time of sorrow.

Have you responded to the invitation to our Parish Picnic on Sunday, September 28th following the 10am Mass?  We hope that you and your family will join us to build community as we enjoy one another as sisters and brothers in Christ!  The Parish Life Committee needs to know how many children and adults are joining us, what you will bring (perhaps some type of salad) and if you are able to help us with set up, clean up or serving on that day!  Please contact Michelle Downing in the Parish Office.

Will you take 5 minutes to Prepare for Sunday Mass by prayerfully reflecting on the Sacred Scripture?

Are you setting aside your Wednesday Nights in the Fall to be a part of Discipleship?  We will gather for session one (men’s group, women’s group, prayer group, youth group) at 6:30pm and then Bible Study at 7:30.  There is no cost, just an open mind and heart!

Who will you bring to Mass this weekend?  Jesus needs YOU to share the Good News of His Love with those who need it!

This week the Church remembers St. Bernard of Clairvaux, a devout monk who had a tremendous love for Jesus and his Mother.  One of the prayers he wrote that remains a part of the Church Life is the Memorare:

REMEMBER, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to thee do I come; before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me. Amen.

St. Bernard of Clairvaux