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. Bruce Ansems Parish Secretary: Marci Schreiner

Fr. Bruce Ansems email: frbansems@archkck.org

Religious Ed. (Pre – 5th): Cassy Bevitt

Rectory phone: (785)597-5656

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

Office Hours:

9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. - Monday thru Friday

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, or by appt.


Solemnity of Pentecost On the evening of that first day of the week, when the doors were locked, where the disciple were, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them ,and whose sins you retain are retained.”

In 1637, Anne Hutchinson was expelled from the Massachusetts Bay Colony for believing in an “unpredictable God and excessive grace.” Her accuser, Thomas Hooker, declared, “I know there is wild love, and wild joy just as there are wild flowers, but we need a garden love and a garden joy of God's own planting.” If we know anything about the Holy Spirit, it is the sharing of “unpredictable and excessive grace.” How else can we account for the Incarnation, Resurrection, conversion of Paul, and so many of our life experiences? Unpredictable and excessive grace be praised.

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 JUNE 4, 2017.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MEET TONIGHT AT 7:00P.M. IN LARGE CLASSROOM!!

FR BRUCE GONE ALL WEEK AT PRIEST RETREAT!

Tuesday, June 5, 2017 NO MORNING MASS

Thursday, June 7, 2017 NO MORNING MASS

Sunday, June 11, 2017 10:30a.m. Mass – Intention for all parishioners of St. Aloysius & St. Theresa

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.

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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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 .

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.

Father Robert Barron's EUCHARIST- Sacred Meal, Sacrifice, Real Presence – On Thursday, June 8th from 7-8:30pm, St. Theresa (Perry) will begin a 4 week Eucharist Program. They will gather each week in their Parish Center to watch a DVD on the Eucharist. For more information please contact Bernedine Brown 766-5189 or Linda Moore (785)597-5757. There is a sign up sheet at the back of church for those interested in attending!

Anyone who would like to join in working on the quilt that is currently on the quilt frame please contact Sharon at 484-2627 for more information. Quilting time is very flexible.

HOW ARE WE DOING? FISCAL YEAR TO DATE 7/1/16- 6/30/17

Weekly Regular/Children/Plate

05/28/17

$2,334.22

YTD Regular Plate -

$138,842.48

Weekly Building Fund

05/28/17

$120.00

YTD Building Fund -

$14,231.00

Weekly other income

05/28/17

$88.00

YTD other income -

$36,633.59

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


Total Income

$2,542.22

YTD Income

$189,797.07


Weekly Income Needed

$3,450.00

Income Needed

$165,600.00


Difference

-$907.78

Difference

$24,197.07

Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 10:30a.m. (If you are unable to meet your commitment, please find a substitute.)

Lectors:

1) Linda Giltner, 2) Dolores Korb, 3) Tonya Holthaus

Eucharistic Ministers:

Julia Ward, Rita Kennedy, Beth Williams

Usher/Hospitality:

John Magathan, Matthew Magathan, Avis & Wayne Fletcher

Servers:

Luke Dickey, Kaylee Wells, Ella Dickey, Ian Campbell

Offertory:

Sam & Samantha Stallbaumer Family

St. Aloysius Women's Summer Bible Study, “Courageous Women”: Friday's~ June 9-July 28 (8:30-9:30am) in the large classroom! Read Bible stories about Sarah, Esther, Judith, the Blessed Mother and more heroines of Scripture, and see the examples to follow in our daily lives. Sign up today at the back of church or contact Samantha Stallbaumer, call or text 249-1303 or email stallbaumers@gmail.com.

NEW Upcoming Camp Tekakwitha dates: to sign up go to http://www.archkck.org/camp

June 19-24 (7th & 8th graders), June 26-28 (5th & 6th graders), June 29-July1 (5th & 6th graders), July 7-12 (7th & 8th grade), July 14-16 (Family Camp), July 17-22 (7th & 8th grade), July 24 -August 1(9th -12th grade).

iCare Mass – provides adapted liturgies for persons of all ages with developmental disabilities. All are welcome. Saturday, June 10th, 6pm at Most Pure Heart in Topeka. A social with refreshments follows Mass. For more information go to www.icarenek.org.

Marriage Minute... One of the gifts given by the Holy Spirit at Pentecost was the grace for the Apostles to speak in different languages so that the Gospel of God's love could be heard by all people. This act was truly a miracle! We married couples can receive a similar grace to communicate love more effectively. One of the very practical ways we can enhance our married relationship is to learn to express our love for our spouse in their preferred “love language.” According to Gary Chapman, author of “The Five Love Languages,” spouses will increase their level of happiness within the marriage by learning to communicate more effectively through Gifts, Quality Time, Acts of Service, Words of Affirmation, or Physical Touch, depending on the preferred 'love Language.” What is your spouse's love language? This and other topics will be explored at the Everyday In Love Date Night Workshops this June. Register at www.archkck.org/everyday or see other offerings at www.joyfulmarriageproject.com.

The Special Needs Ministry of our Archdiocese, in collaboration with the leadership team of iCare of NE Kansas are seeking parishioners with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities who have not received the Sacraments of Holy Eucharist and/or Confirmation. Once we have an idea of the need, we would like to begin to arrange sacramental preparation through several catechetical models. Please make referrals to Tom Racunas in the Office of the Special Needs Ministry at tracunas@archkck.org or call (913)647-3054.

Attention Catholic motorcycle riders: If you would like to meet other riders at your parish parking lot June 24th , you can ride to St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Leawood, Ks. for a Blessing of the Bikes by Vicar General Rev. Brian Schieber. The blessing will be at 11am so be sure to allow enough time to meet and get to St. Michael before 11am!! A lunch is to follow and a free will offering will be collected to benefit the new archdiocesan Special Needs Ministry. This is part of Fortnight for Freedom. For more info visit www.blessingofthebikeskc.com .

The Church office has “admit 1 child free, with 1 paid adult” circus tickets for the Garden Brothers Circus to be held June 14 at the Expocentre Landon Arena in Topeka. There is a 4:30pm show or 7:30pm show!! Stop by the office this week or call Marci and she will hold them for you. Open to anyone with children 2-13.

The parish nurses will answer questions you may have regarding your medications on Blood Pressure Clinic Sundays (4th Sunday of each month). Bring the name of the medication, the dosage and the number of times per day you take the medication. Make a request for this assistance when you check in for your blood pressure.

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