June 16th Bulletin
June 14, 2013 at 11:18 AM
This week's bulletin: 061613_-_Eleventh_Sunday_in_Ordinary_Time.pdf
We would like to wish all fathers, of all types, a very Happy Father's Day! May God grant you the peace, love and understanding to teach and guide His children with the same sincerity as our heavenly Father has for us. God bless you for all that you do!
Clerical Endowment Fund Drive for Father's Day If anyone is interested in giving their father a Spiritual Bouquet Card, they will be available at all Masses this weekend, June 15/16. You may also contact Janine Nemec at 512-863-6892 to obtain a card. The usual offering is $2.00 per person per card. The benefits for both the enroller and those enrolled are prayers and Masses said for them for a whole year.
Thank you to all who enrolled their loved ones for the Mother's Day Clerical Endowment Fund (CEF) Drive. Your donations totaled $575, which was forwarded to the CEF, and will help with the education of our seminarians.
The Holy Trinity Parish Prayer Campaign for Church Vocations is open to all parishioners. For information, or to sign-up, contact the parish office. This week, the crucifix will be in the home of the Scott & Aimie Tibbetts family. Next week, it will be in the home of Jim & Mary Hueurtz. Please pray for vocations.
It is wonderful to be able to sponsor the Diocesan Mission Cooperation Appeal in our parish again this year. Next weekend, June 22/23, we will be honored to have Sister Jeanne Bartholomeaux, SC, with us to share the good news of the mission works of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill in China, Korea and Ecuador. The Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill first missioned four American sisters from Pennsylvania to Korea in 1960 and today there are 206 sisters in the Korean Province. In 1960 it took a month for the sisters to travel by freighter ship, now it takes about 14 hours by airplane! As our world grows smaller, our hearts grow larger and we reach out to others. We are pleased to have this opportunity to learn about the missions and to find ways to help with our prayers and donations. As the sisters continue to bring the love of the Lord to the people they serve, they need our help—they cannot do it alone! Wherever we may live we are all missionaries and help in different ways! We will have a special collection for this mission. Please give from the heart to help spread the Gospel throughout the world and assist the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill to share God's love with the poor.
The Confraternity of Christian Mothers will meet next Sunday, June 23, in the RE Building immediately following 8:30 a.m. Mass, which they will attend as a group. All ladies are invited to join them.
It's time for Vacation Bible School! We will have this year's VBS on Monday, July 8, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and our theme will be TRUST GOD! Please RSVP to Jennifer in the office (512-863-3020 or email: ) by June 23 (will need t-shirt sizes as well).
COME ONE, COME ALL: PARISH-WIDE SUPPER on Saturday, June 29, immediately following the 6:00 p.m. Mass. Everyone is invited and encouraged to join in the PAC Building after Mass (around 7:00 p.m.) for a wonderful meal – no need to bring anything but your appetite. Help spread the word to all of our parish family!
Sts. Cyril & Methodius in Granger will host their annual Picnic on Sunday, June 30. A Fried Chicken & Sausage meal will be served from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (to-go line from 11:00 – 12:30 – adult plates only). Adults: $9 / Children: $5. Games all afternoon. Battle dance with Fritz Hodde and the Ennis Czech Boys from 3:00 – 9:00 p.m.; $10. Join them for good food & fun!
2013 Bazaar: We are now collecting raffle prizes for this year's Bazaar! We would like to start by thanking all of our raffle donors throughout all these years! Without you, this part of the Bazaar wouldn't be possible --- after all, great prizes mean great ticket sales! If you would like to donate, or need more information, please contact Charles (512-818-6765) or Jennifer (254-718-9697) Marquis. Deadline for raffle donations is Sunday, July 7. Thank you!
In order to accommodate the fact that our new pastor, Fr. Stephen Nesrsta, is going to be pastor of Sts. Cyril & Methodius Church in Granger as well, some changes must be made. As you heard last weekend, our Mass times are changing. The following is our finalized, new weekend Mass schedule and will take effect the first weekend in July (6/7): Saturday at 5:00 p.m. and Sunday at 8:00 a.m.
In association with this, Granger's Mass schedule will be Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
With these Mass times changing, the Ministry scheduling will change as well. I need to know, from all Mass Ministers (lectors, altar servers, presenters of gifts and Eucharistic ministers), what new Mass time you would like to serve at. Please call or email me by Sunday, June 23, to let me know. Thanks, Jennifer.
We understand that this change might not be ideal for everyone's preference or schedule, but as mentioned in last week's bulletin: No matter what changes may come, or what will be expected of us, we must all remember that God has a master plan. We all play a role in that plan and must fulfill our duties in a respectful manner and with joy in our hearts.