Sat, Feb 8, 4:00 P.M.
- Intention: Harlan & Ruth Brazeau, Marilyn Lais
- Servers: K. & N. Kinsey, L. McHaffie, M. & S. Cowell
- Reader: Joseph Shank
Sun, Feb 9, 9:00 A.M.
- Intention: Jack & Rita Lumbrezer, Andy Busdiecker
- Servers: CJ, D., H., & R. Keller, G. Scarlett
- Reader: Robert Scarlett
Sun, Feb 9, 11:00 A.M. (Latin Mass)
- Intention: Donald & Charlotte Schumm, Elvira Thomas
- Servers: D. Baumgartner, C. & L. Maxon, B. & T. Metcalf, J. Neiling
Tue, Feb 11, 8:30 A.M. - at St. Adalbert (Latin Mass)
Wed, Feb 12, 8:30 A.M. - at St. Adalbert
Thu, Feb 13, 8:30 A.M. - at St. Adalbert
Fri, Feb 14, 8:30 A.M. - at St. Adalbert
Sat, Feb 15, 4:00 P.M.
- Intention: Phyllis Kasza, Fr. Jon-Paul Bevak
- Servers: N. Kinsey & L. McHaffie
- Reader: Phillip Kinsey
Sun, Feb 16, 9:00 A.M.
- Intention: Mary Williams, Edward Bartko
- Servers: J. & J. Michalak, G. & J. Otto, D. Proshek
- Reader: Joseph Shank
Sun, Feb 16, 11:00 A.M. (Latin Mass)
- Intention: Shirley Sodd, Janice Hogan
- Servers: G. Baldwin, CJ Keller, S. Maxon, P. & S. Williams
The Rosary is prayed 30 minutes
before each weekend Mass.
LAST WEEK’S COLLECTION TOTALS
Regular Collection: $2452 (97 envelopes) + $147 (loose cash) = $2599
School Collection: $361.53 (23 envelopes) + $14.47 (loose cash) = $376
Poor Collection: $130
In paragraph 12 of his recent apostolic exhortation, Evangelii gaudium, Pope Francis acknowledges that our mission to share with others our relationship with Jesus Christ requires great effort; but the Pope cautions against taking it on as a burden we carry alone:
“Though it is true that this mission demands great generosity on our part, it would be wrong to see it as a heroic individual undertaking, for it is first and foremost the Lord’s work, surpassing anything which we can see and understand. Jesus is the first and great evangelizer.”
It is true that the task before us can seem overwhelming, with so many people who no longer practice the Faith, and so many who seem to have never taken the first step towards the Lord. So believers can anticipate great work ahead. But what a great relief it is, what a key component for our perspective, to realize that the work still primarily belongs to Jesus Christ! We cooperate with God in His own work, as He leads us by the power of the Holy Spirit.
The pope continues: “This conviction enables us to maintain a spirit of joy in the midst of a task so demanding and challenging that engages our entire life. God asks everything of us, yet at the same time he offers everything to us.” That reminds me of a dictum I always heard attributed to St. Augustine: “Work as if everything depends upon you; pray as if everything depends upon God.” In this way we slight neither the divine, nor the human in the task.
Let us ask our Lord to help us share His desire for people to know Him, leaning into His provision for such a task…provision straight from Calvary via the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
Have a blessed week!
In cordibus Iesu et Mariae,
UNA VOCE The monthly Una Voce meeting will be held in the Sacred Heart Room at St. Joseph Church, Downtown on Sunday, February 16th after the 11:00 a.m. Mass. Fr. Joseph Poggemeyer will be speaking on “The Sacraments of Initiation”.
CHANGE FOR CHANGING LIVES BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN COMING SOON Help Heartbeat of Toledo make a difference in the lives of Toledo-area moms and babies by participating in their Change for Changing Lives baby bottle campaign. Just pick up a baby bottle as you leave church during the weekend of February 15 & 16. Take it home, fill it with your spare change and return it to the box near the church entrance the weekend of March 1 & 2.
Heartbeat is a life-affirming organization that provides free and confidential help to women facing unplanned pregnancies including pregnancy tests, ultrasound services, and options counseling. Prenatal and parenting classes are also available through Heart to Heart, an earn-while-you learn program where moms and dad can learn valuable parenting skills while earning the baby needed items. For more information on Heartbeat call 419-241-9131 or visit www.heartbeatoftoledo.org
TOLEDO MEN’S CONFERENCE IS MARCH 15, 2014, $15 “ADVANCE LEADERS” DISCOUNT ONE WEEK ONLY! Our theme “Brothers in Arms” is inspired by a call from Pope Francis for men to evaluate our own lives, to actively engage in the “battle where eternal salvation is at play.” This spiritually uplifting day will include dynamic keynotes from internationally acclaimed speakers, Mike Aquilina, Dan Spencer, and Michael Cumbie. For one week only registration is $30 ($15 savings off $45) for men willing to actively promote in their parishes. Please go to ToledoMensConference.com and register at that special rate. For more information, please contact Biff Rocha at 419-244-6711.
"O God-Man present in this sacrament for me-what a comfort, what a privilege to know I kneel before God! And to think that this God loves me!...Mary, my mother, help me to love Him in return."
--St. Alphonsus Liguori