Sat, May 17, 6:00 P.M.
- Intention: Edward Bartko, Larry Pedee
- Servers: L. McHaffie, G. Scarlett, S. & M. Cowell
- Lector: Robert Scarlett
- Rosary Leader: Tony Slawinski
Sun, May 18, 9:00 A.M. (Latin Mass)
- Intention: Milagres Fernandes, Janice Hogan
- Servers: D. Baumgartner, X. Clegg, G., L., & S. Maxon, D., H., K., & R. Keller, J. Otto
- Rosary Leader: Sergio Rizzi
Tue, May 20, 6:00 p.m. - St. Joseph Church
- Intentions: For the Parishes of Saints Adalbert/Hedwig & Joseph
Wed, May 21, 8:30 a.m. - St. Adalbert/Hedwig Church
Thu, May 22, 8:30 a.m. - St. Adalbert/Hedwig Church
Fri, May 23, 8:30 a.m. - St. Adalbert/Hedwig Church
Sat, May 24, 6:00 P.M.
- Intention: Phyllis Kasza, Mary Williams
- Servers: L. McHaffie, A., M., & X. Westrick
- Lector: Joseph Shank
- Rosary Leader: Tony Slawinski
Sun, May 25, 9:00 A.M. (Latin Mass)
- Intention: Julianna Hartrick, Charles Testa
- Servers: G., H., I., & S. Baldwin, CJ Keller, G. & J. Otto, P. & S. Williams
- Rosary Leader: Joseph Salenbien
The Rosary is prayed 30 minutes
before each weekend Mass.
LAST WEEK’S COLLECTION TOTALS
Regular Collection: $2342 = $2096 (86 Envelopes) $246 L.C.
School Collection: $155 = $134 (28 Envelopes) $21 L.C.
Poor Collection: $132
With this letter I would like to say some words in honor of our recently deceased senior status associate pastor, Fr. Majoros. I really did not know Fr. Majoros well at all before coming to St. Joseph's six years ago. Since then I came to know, respect and love him very much. For the last several years I tried to take Father out for dinner–once a month if we could manage it–in order to thank him for his service to the parish, also to continue gaining insight from him, and finally simply to build a relationship with this great man. Two characteristics impressed me most about him: love for the priesthood, and wisdom.
Illustrating his love for the priesthood was the simple fact that he told me he made a vow to the Lord never to say “no” to priestly service, so long as he had health enough to serve. If a parish called him for help in his retired years, he said “yes”, so long as he could manage it physically, and his schedule was free. I am well aware that he not only filled in every weekend for a couple of my parish Masses, as well as Monday's; but he also took many commitments from other parishes during the week, including some of my funerals, if I had several Masses in a given day. I never wanted to take his service for granted, so I never tired of thanking him for going above and beyond for my parishes. He, in turn, seemed never to tire of responding, “If I can't continue serving as a priest, then I have nothing to live for.” His identity as a priest of God, his love for priestly service, was that central to his very existence!
Then there was Father's wisdom. In the priestly life, there is always some difficult dilemma looming, so during our monthly dinners, there was always opportunity to get Father's insight regarding various debacles. Many were the occasions when I felt like a young man at the feet of his earthly father, learning from the older man's experience. Fr. Majoros' many years of life and pastoral work shed a light on situations, offering a perspective deeper than I could muster on my own. I should say there was sometimes even relief hearing an older man's broader and deeper vision. I am sure this is why I often heard parishioners mention the wisdom they gleaned from Father's homilies.
May we treasure all that Fr. Majoros was for us in our parishes, all that he gave to us. May this appreciation for his life be borne out in still greater commitment to Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Many thanks to all the parishioners who helped in so many concrete ways to fulfill beautifully Father's desire to be buried with a traditional vespers and requiem Mass!
Have a blessed week!
In cordibus Iesu et Mariae,
PARISH CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF REV. STEPHEN MAJOROS Your prayers are requested for the repose of his soul and for the family he leaves behind. REQUIESCAT IN PACE!
UNA VOCE The monthly Una Voce Meeting will be held in the Sacred Heart Room at St. Joseph Church, Downtown on Sunday, May 18th after the 9:00 a.m. Mass. Dr. Paul Eby will be speaking on “The Introduction to Early Patristics”.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT HELPING HANDS CLOTHING CENTER Helping Hands of St. Louis is in need of volunteers who are willing to come on a regular basis (once a week or month) on Tuesdays and Thursdays to work in the clothing center from 9 am-noon. If interested, please call 419-691-0613 ext. 107 and leave a message.
SEVENTH ANNUAL GOLF OUTING FOR HEARTBEAT This event is planned for Saturday, June 21st, at 8:00 a.m. at the Bedford Hills Golf Club. For only $85 per person or $320 per foursome, you’ll enjoy a day of golf in a scrambles format. The day also includes your lunch, a cart, and two drink tickets. Cash prizes will be awarded for closet to the pin, longest drive, longest putt and much more. There’s also a $10,000 hole-in-one prize. For additional information, please take a flyer located on the bookcases in the back of church.
MEALTRAIN Do you know anyone who could benefit from the Mealtrain Program due to illness or pregnancy? If so, please contact Lisa Baldwin at 734-854-1071.
“When you have received Him, stir up your heart to do Him homage; speak to Him about your spiritual life, gazing upon Him in your soul where He is present for your happiness; welcome Him as warmly as possible, and behave outwardly in such a way that your actions may give proof to all of His presence.”
-St. Francis de Sales