Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Sunday Bulletin

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

June 25, 2017

   

Sing to the Lord, praise the Lord, for he has rescued the life of the poor. Jeremiah 20:13

MASS INTENTIONS

Sat. June 24 - 4:00 pm - Pro Populo

Sat. June 24 - 6:00 pm - Intentions For All Father's

Sun. June 25 - 8 :00 am - Pro Populo

Sun. June 25 - 11:00 am - Intentions For All Father's

Mon. June 26 - 7:00 am - Intentions For All Father's

Tues. June 27 - 7:00 am - Repose of the soul of Lummie Scott Coker by Scott & Adrienne Alston

Wed. June 28 - 7:00 am - Repose of the soul of Jon Paul (Toby) by Pat Flanagan

Thurs June 29 - 7:00 am - Repose of the soul of Felix Alston Jr. by Scott & Adrienne Alston

Fri. June 30 - 7:00 am - Intentions of Essa Sue Nelson by Scott & Adrienne Alston

Sat. July 01 - 4:00 pm - Intentions of Tony and Sandy Dumont by Sharkey Family

Sat. July 01 - 6:00 pm - Pro Populo

 OUR SICK/REZA POR NUESTROS ENFERMOS

Andrew Dixon - The James Ellis Family - Lynn Luczak – Lori Luczak -Randy Scott - Barbara Crosby - Richard Gouin, Jr. - Lisa Marshall-Vargas - Dan Brown - Christie Sackett - Laury Francis - Kayla Connolly - Christopher Anderson - Darrell Olsen-Sandra Culp - Pat Olsen - Harry Brown - Susan Getty - James Gamber-Julie Oldenburg Klekas - Jo Chastain - Gail Frampton - Mary Glennon - Robert Dews - Ronald Benoit - Sheila Merrill - Louis Lab – Mr & Mrs Herrera - Joseph Clubb- Jack Johantgen - Doris Elliott - Jim McMullen - Jean Poole - Gloria Llamas - Charlie and Rose Hardy - Janet Girardot - Patricia Giuffrida - The LeCavalier Family- Jimmy Elsworth- Gerardo Rico- Robert Connelly- Evelyn Perez- De Ann Strang- Kylee Anderson- Ellie Walton- Kim Lihigh-Gorge Maldonado-Kathy Powell- Diana Laird-Bob Tomko Sr.-Tommy Wiebold- Terry Wilkenson- John Morgan- David Savage-Margaret Workman- Abraham Workman- Margie Snow-Roberta Carlson-Rex Becerra-Pat Wert- Fred Wallis- Phil Hartz- Stu Butterfield- MistyButterfield- Carol Nolah - Cindy Schlick- Dawn Kirby-Carmelita Lustig- Paul Lustig- Alan LeCavalier- Lynn Burgoyne- Brigit Sullivan Salamon- Marie Neis-Jacob Gersick - Gustavo Bedoya

SECOND COLLECTIONS-JULY

2nd – Maintenance

9th – Religious Education

17th – Holy Father

RITE OF CHRISTION INITIATION (RCIA)

The introductory class begins September 6th. Is anyone interested in coming in to The Catholic Church? Are there Baptized Catholics needing their First Communion or Confirmation ? Dose anyone want to learn more about our Catholic Church? In RCIA we teach from The Catholic Catechism. Classes are every Wednesday at 7pm one hour excepting holiday weeks and end before Easter Sunday. There is No charge and books are provided. For more information call the parish office at (760) 872-7231 Register in August during weekly office hours.

DRESS AND ETIQUETTE FOR THE HOLY SACRIFICE OF THE MASS

Before entering the church, please be sure cell phones are turned off. And please no food, drink or chewing gum in the church. Please enter and exit the church in silence and in respect for those who are preparing for Mass and for those who remain after Mass for a private thanksgiving. Conversations should be outside! Wear attire that is fitting for a Holy Place. Attire that is not fitting includes: short dresses, skirts, shorts, halters, tank tops and any attire that is revealing. For the men, long pants are preferred. Arrive on time and remember the one hour fast before the reception of Holy Communion.

ST. STEPHEN CATHOLIC MISSION

St. Stephen Catholic Mission in Big Pine will be serving ice cold, Shave Ice on Saturday, July 1 in Big Pine during the Fishing Derby! We are inviting the Owens Valley to celebrate Big Pine Day with us and cool off with some delicious Shave Ice; each cup is only $4. Our booth will be on the corner of Carroll Market's parking lot on Highway 395. Please call the parish office for information, donations, or if you would like to help at 760 -873-8862.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 2017 SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

The Knights of Columbus Monsignor Maloney Council 8628 of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic parish is proud to announce that three Scholarships of $1,000 each have been awarded to two graduating high school seniors and to one technical school student. The high school recipients were Julie Cepeda and Gabriella Cortez, and the tech school student was Robert Toy. We are proud of their academic achievements, including their participation in our community and being active in their faith. These scholarship awards can only be made possible because of your support and patronage of the Knight's fundraising events throughout the year, for which we sincerely express our thanks.

May these future leaders of our society have complete success in their academic endeavors, and our prayers are with them!

Sincerely,

Joe Pecsi, Grand Knight Council 8628

TODAY’S READINGS

First Reading — The Lord has rescued the poor from the clutches of the wicked (Jeremiah 20:10-13).

Psalm — Lord, in your great love, answer me (Psalm 69).

Second Reading — The grace of God overflows for all (Romans 5:12-15).

Gospel — All who acknowledge Jesus before others will likewise be acknowledged by Jesus before the Father (Matthew 10:26-33).

The English translation of the Psalm Responses from Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

FEAR NOT

      How do people find hope in the face of suffering and death? That is the question addressed by today’s scriptures. We hear of the suffering of Jeremiah and the psalmist. We hear of the death that “reigned from Adam to Moses” (Romans 5:14). We hear of the fears of the Twelve as Jesus sends them out into the world to preach and heal.

      Through all this tribulation one message rings out loud and clear—“Do not be afraid!” The God who saved Jeremiah and the psalmist and Jesus is fully present to save us through the gracious gift of Jesus Christ. We have nothing and no one to fear.

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TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION

      The Eucharistic Prayers at the heart of our liturgy have a long history, beginning with the extemporaneous prayers of the early Christians. The presiders gave thanks from their hearts, not from any prearranged text, over the gifts of bread and wine. When the assembly had the sense that enough was said, someone would call out “Amen!” and that was that. For the most part, the plan flowed directly from Jewish meal prayers, which always recalled God’s mighty deeds. Some other markers and signposts were added almost everywhere fairly early, like the presider’s call to attention: “Lift up your hearts!”

      Scholars have provided us with translations of many early texts. These have actually helped us craft new liturgical prayers, because until the liturgical reforms of forty years ago, no one could recall any prayer but the Roman Canon, now called Eucharistic Prayer I. For hundreds of years in the West, it was our only Eucharistic Prayer, and it was only in Latin. But the history of our Eucharistic Prayers is amazingly fruitful, and models have come down to us that have yielded new insights and expressions. The old custom of improvising texts according to a master plan has not endured, but we have now rediscovered a plan of standardizing the text while allowing for a great variety.

—Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Monday:   Gn 12:1-9; Ps 33:12-13, 18-20, 22; Mt 7:1-5

Tuesday:   Gn 13:2, 5-18; Ps 15:2-4ab, 5; Mt 7:6, 12-14

Wednesday:   Gn 15:1-12, 17-18; Ps 105:1-4, 6-9; Mt 7:15-20

Thursday:   Vigil: Acts 3:1-10; Ps 19:2-5; Gal 1:11-20;Jn 21:15-19

Day: Acts 12:1-11; Ps 34:2-9; 2 Tm 4:6-8, 17-18; Mt 16:13-19

Friday:   Gn 17:1, 9-10, 15-22; Ps 128:1-5; Mt 8:1-4

Saturday:   Gn 18:1-15; Lk 1:46-50, 53-55; Mt 8:5-17

Sunday:  2 Kgs 4:8-11, 14-16a; Ps 89:2-3, 16-19; Rom 6:3-4, 8-11; Mt 10:37-42

SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES

Sunday:  Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Tuesday:   St. Cyril of Alexandria

Wednesday:  St. Irenaeus

Thursday:   Ss. Peter and Paul, Apostles

Friday:   The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church

Saturday:   St. Junípero Serra; Blessed Virgin Mary; First Saturday; Canada Day

SUMMER

      It will not always be summer; build barns.

—Hesiod

 WALKING TOWARD GOD

If we walk one step toward God,

God will run ten steps toward us.

—Anonymous

 GOD BLESS!