Suffering of Jesus: The instruments of Jesus' Crucifixion (the crown of thorns and nails) recall His suffering.

 



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Reeson's Rambling

August 20-26, 2016

Fr Dave Reeson I have often facetiously said that Saint Stephen the Martyr is the patron saint of drug addicts because he was the first “Deacon to get stoned.” The fact is that the real patron saint of drug addicts is one of my heroes who, like St. Stephen, has a lot in common with Jesus, and whose feast was celebrated on August 14. I often use the real patron saint of drug addicts as an example and model of selfless giving. If you are not already familiar with his story, let me share it with you.

For you to better understand my hero we need to go back in time to the year 1941 to one of the most horrific places the world has ever known. A placed call Auschwitz. After the outbreak of World War II, which started with the invasion of Poland by Germany, a number of concentration camps such as Auschwitz were established. People were desperate in this concentration camp, and it was common for them to escape or at least attempt to escape.

The commandant of the camp was determined to stop people from escaping. He gathered all prisoners and announced if one more person escaped, he would randomly gather ten prisoners and march them into a starvation bunker where they would eventually die a miserable death. If another prisoner would escape, another ten would be marched into a starvation bunker and this would continue until the prisoners got the message that to escape was futile.  read more...


 

Calendar

Friday, August 26
9:15 a.m. Line Dancing  (Social Hall)
11:00 a.m. Widowed-Separated-Divorced (Steinhausen Center)
6:00 p.m. Matthew Kelly Potluck (Steinhausen Center)

Saturday, August 27
7:00 a.m. Yoga Fitness (Steinhausen Center)
9:30 a.m. Tai Chi (Steinhausen Center)
5:00 p.m. Bake Sale  (Social Hall)

Sunday, August 28
8:00 a.m. Bake Sale  (Social Hall)
7:30 a.m. Blood Drive (Steinhausen Center)
10:30 a.m. Baptism Preparation (Education Center)

Monday, August 29
9:15 a.m. Senior Exercise  (Social Hall)
6:30 p.m. Religious Education Prayer Service & Open House  (Church & Education Center)
7:00 p.m. Festival Meeting  (Parish Office)
7:30 p.m. Prayer Group  (Church)

Tuesday, August 30
9:00 a.m. Zumba  (Social Hall)

Wednesday, August 31
9:30 a.m. Tai Chi  (Steinhausen Center)
6:30 p.m. Religious Education Prayer Service & Open House (Church & Education Center)
7:00 p.m. TEEN Faith Large Group  (Social Hall)
7:00 p.m. Summer Book Club  (Social Hall)

Thursday, September 1
9:15 a.m. Moms of Faith  (Social Hall)
7:00 p.m. Legion of Mary  (Social Hall)
7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts  (Social Hall)

Friday, September 2
9:15 a.m. Line Dancing  (Social Hall)

Saturday, September 3
7:00 a.m. Yoga Fitness  (Steinhausen Center)
9:30 a.m. Tai Chi  (Steinhausen Center)

Sunday, September 4
11:30 a.m. St. Columbkille101  (Steinhausen Center)

Monday, September 5
Labor Day Holiday

Note

Bake Sale
August 27-28, 2016
Gigantic Bake Sale


Step Out and Serve :: Be a Disciple
August 20, 27, & 28, 2016
Step Out and Serve


Family Fun Festival
Family Fun Festival
September 18, 2016
Strengths Finder - Engaging Parishioners
Strengths Finder
Works of Mercy :: Feeding the Hungry
Works of Mercy

Our Heart Values

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We recognize one another as gifts of God, inviting and inspiring all to become disciples of Jesus.
 WorshipWorship
We joyfully celebrate Christ among us through full, active and vibrant worship. 
 Charity/JusticeCharity/Justice
We go forth to love and serve, sharing our God-given gifts with each other and throughout the world. 
 FormationFormation
We embrace formation as a life-long journey of spiritual growth, individually and as a community. 




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