ST. ALOYSIUS CATHOLIC CHURCH

615 Wyandotte - Po Box 364 - Meriden, Kansas 66512

Phone (785) 484-3312 -- E-mail to stalsmer@yahoo.com – Website: www.staloysiusinmeriden.org

Pastor: Fr. Jim Moster Parish Secretary: Samantha Stallbaumer

Fr. Jim Moster email: jmoster@archkck.org

Religious Ed. (K – 5th): Cassy Bevitt

phone:

Religious Ed. (Jr. and Sr. High): Heather Roenne

Office Hours:

9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. - Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday

Baptisms -

Contact Pastor to schedule baptisms and preparatory classes.

Weddings -

Contact the Pastor, preparation for the sacrament takes 6-8 months prior to the wedding date.

Funerals -

Contact Pastor

Confessions -

9:45am – 10:15am Sunday mornings, before Tues/Thurs. Mass or by appt.


Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time: At that time Jesus withdrew to the region of Tyre and Sidon. And behold, a Canaanite woman of that district came and called out, “Have pity on me, Lord, Son of David! My daughter is tormented by a demon.” Bu he did not say a word in answer to her. His disciples came and asked him, “Send her away, for she keeps calling out after us.” He said in reply. “ I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” But the woman came and did him homage, saying, “Lord, help me.” He said in reply, “It is not right to take the food of the children and throw it to the dogs.” She said, “Please, Lord, for even the dogs eat the scraps that fall from the table of their masters.” Then Jesus said to her in reply, “O woman , great is your faith! Let it be done for you as you wish.” And her daughter was healed from that hour. - Matthew 15:21-28

That a non-Jew would seek out Jesus hearkens to one of the basic themes of Matthew: the acceptance of Gentiles into the Christian fold. The woman has great faith and so receives a healing for her daughter. The externals, the fact she is woman and not a Jew, don't matter. Faith is what counts. Do we have an opinion on what “real believers” look like? Let us not be quick to judge but be concerned with the depth of our faith.

Sunday Prayer for Catholics 2017@ 2016 Archdiocese of Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, Chicago, Ill. All rights reserved.

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CALENDAR FOR WEEK OF AUGUST 20, 2017.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 8:10a.m. Rosary

8:30a.m. Mass – Intention for +Wayne Kahler

7:00p.m. Finance Council Meeting

Thursday, August 24, 2017 8:10a.m. Rosary

8:30a.m. Mass – Intention for + Mike Welsh

Sunday, August 27, 2017 10:30a.m. Mass – Intention for +Margaret Heuertz

11:30a.m. Donuts, Coffee and Blood Pressure Clinic

11:30a.m. Eucharistic Minister and Lector Training

To schedule a Mass for a special intention, special occasion or in remembrance of a loved one, contact the office at 484-3312. The usual offering is a $10 Mass stipend that goes to the general fund. No amount is required.

Invited: Thursday’s from 9:30am to 6:30pm is adoration, and you are welcome to come and spend some time in the presence of the Lord whether you sign up for a regular time or just come whenever you can.

We keep in our thoughts and prayers the sick and home bound of our parish, their families and caregivers, especially -- Louise Wykoop (sister to John Heuertz), Rachel Holthaus, Lynn Enneking (Marilyn Kahler's brother), Jim Debacker, Walt Foresman, Bob Hefner , Renee Art, Kathy Askland, Tucker Schreiner, Melvin & Judi Schreiner, Rose Moe, Marilee Winebrenner, Connie Harper, Dana Wright, Gerianne Harrington & Bob Foresman .

St. Aloysius Prayer Warriors (60 plus strong) pray for the needs of others. Prayer requests can be called or texted to Angie Rosebrough (785)231-9343 or emailed to angie.rosebrough@gmail.com.

DON'T FORGET - EXTRA INCOME FOR ST. ALOYSIUS

BRING YOUR ALUMINUM CANS TO THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE BUILDING FOR RECYCLING!!!

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Fr. Jim's Installation Mass had been rescheduled to Sept 3, 10:30a.m. at St. Theresa in Perry


masstimes.org....online Mass schedules while traveling!!!

HOW ARE WE DOING? FISCAL YEAR TO DATE 7/1/17- 6/30/18

Weekly Regular/Children/Plate

08/13/17

$3,583.84

YTD Regular Plate -

$20,040.44

Weekly Building Fund

08/13/17

$145.00

YTD Building Fund -

$1,425.00

Weekly other income

08/13/17

$106.00

YTD other income -

$247.00

(Does not include extra parochial collections or donations to specific agencies i.e. God's Storehouse etc.)


Total Income

$3,834.84

YTD Income

$21,712.44


Weekly Income Needed

$3,450.00

Income Needed

$24,150.00


Difference

$384.84

Difference

-$2,437.56


Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 10:30a.m. (If you are unable to meet your commitment, please find a substitute.)

Lectors:

1) Jim Bauman 2) Wayne Fletcher 3) Joe Grote

Eucharistic Ministers:

Beth Williams, Dave Hurla, Cass Johnson, Nancy Boden,

Gene Boden, Bob Anderson, Merlyn Mahoney

Usher/Hospitality:

Dave and Dolly Gudenkauf, Dan and Jackie Cote

Servers:

Luke Dickey, Sloan Stanley, Elinore Stallbaumer, Karson Kahler

Offertory:

Scott and Wendi Stanley and Family


BAZAAR TIME IS APPROACHING MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

St. Aloysius Sunday - Oct 8 and St. Theresa Sunday - Oct 15

Eucharistic Minister/Lector Training/Refresher Session, August 27 following Mass. For all existing ministers and lectors as well as anyone who would like to become one. Contact the office for more information.

Do you know of a parishioner that is home bound, in a nursing home, or hospital that would like to have someone visit, receive communion, confessions or anointing? If so please contact the church office or Fr. Jim with their name.

RCIA will begin this Fall. If you are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith or would be interested in helping with the RCIA program contact the church office or Fr. Jim to register.

All are invited to the 10th Annual Holy Smokin' Jamboree at Mother Teresa Calcutta Catholic Church. Sept 8, 9, &10th. Fun for the whole Family. Friday: Smoke-Off Competition, Saturday: 5K Run, Silent Auction, Craft Sale, Games, Raffle, Food and much more! Live Bands 5:30pm-10pm. Sunday: Laser Tag & Live Auction.

Visit mtcctopeka.org for more information.

POPE PIUS XII RELIGIOUS EMBLEMS CLASS @ Most Pure Heart of Mary, Topeka:

For Catholic Boy Scouts grades 9-12. Class begins late Sept. Contact John Spain at 785-379-5359. Applications due by 9/1/17.

Prairie Star Ranch Events:~ Sept 23rd-24th Prairie Star welcomes high school youth groups and families for the 13th annual Prairie Star Under the Stars camping adventure.

~Sept 24th 9am-5pm Family Day at Prairie Star Ranch Prayer and Adventure for families.

For more info go to: www.archkck.org/ranch, email psrministry@archkck.org or call 785-746-5693

Archdiocese Opportunities:

~Women's House of Discernment:Gratia Plena(Full of Grace):Grand Opening Aug 22 More info:Kathleen Fox (913)717-5691/kfox@GratiaPlenaKS.org or Fr. Scott Wallisch: (913)647-0303/frscott@archkck.org

~Natures Call Young Adult Campout Labor Day Weekend(Sept 2-4): Quality time to get closer to God and incredible people. For more info contact naturescallcampout@gmail.com or got to www.naturescall.camp

~ Christ's peace will offer a retreat, A Vision of Glory, on the beauty of God's revelation for us. Sat/Sun Sept 9/10. Cost is $125/couple, $85/individual. If interested contact 913-773-8255 or info@christpeace.com.

~“Coping with Life Alone” PEER-TO-PEER GRIEF SUPPORT is a beginning experience grief support program that helps those who have lost a love relationship to death, divorce or separation. Upcoming program begins 9/17, from 2-4:00 for 7 Sundays, at St. Patrick Parish NE 42nd Terrace, KCMO. Contact Donna at 816-305-3760

~Special Needs Ministry Respite Care Program: Sept 30, from 4-8pm, Holy Cross Catholic School, 8101 West 95th Street, Overland Park. Respite Care provides the gift of time away from caregiving for families who have a child with a disability ages 6-18. For more info contact Tom Racunas at 913-647-3054/tracunas@archkck.org. Volunteers needed. Register or Volunteer at www.archkck.org/special-needs.