OUR LITURGY

The harvest is abundant, but the laborers are few. As Jesus sent his disciples into the world, so too, are we sent to minister to the people of the world. As we prepare to celebrate these sacred mysteries, let us take a moment to ascknowledge our failings before our merciful Lord.

Lturgical Commission Publishings, Diocese of Lansing, Lansing, MI

ALTAR BREAD AND WINE

The gifts offered at our Masses this weekend

Are donated in Memory of Thomas Vincent Dougherty

Requested by Mom & Dad

REMEMBER OUR DEAD

Madeline G. Amodeo, Orlando Rainone, Dominic Abbatiello and for our deceased soldiers,

and all of our deceased relatives and friends.

REMEMBER OUR SICK

For this week, please pray for the sick, especially:

Angela Aponte, Rob Barello, Susan Bateman, Frank Belsito, Maureen A.Berdon, John Bickel, John Biglin, Jean Boland, Matthew Boland, Mary Ellen Bowers, Charles Bratisax, William J. Brodie, James Butler, Kathy Butler, John Cannizzano, Jennifer Carlisle, Bob Catalano, Mercedes Chipe, Emmanuel Coby, Catherine Cosgrove, Al Croce, Josephine D’Agostino, Joan DeCicco, Edward Delprete, David DeParis, Rose Dicanio, Dylan DiLauro, Theresa Donnelly, Wendy Eilers, Maggie Errico, Anna Esposito, Louis Fava, Keith Ferraro, Robert Filce, Mary Ellen Flynn, Michael Flynn, Mary Forsythe, Joseph Fortier, Catherine Gracey, Ed Hansen, David Hoffman, Patti Hunt, Warren Johnson, Wayne E. Kalish, Joseph F. Koenig, Robert Lang, Ashlee LaRocca, Samantha LaRocca, Georgiana Lopez, Kevin McCollum, Richard McKenna, Juliana McLarney, Brett Meyers, Marie Minto, Rosann Moscato, William Mytok, Anita L. Nanry, Tom Nanry, Sam Nettles, Timothy M. Nigro, Christine Paglino, Edward Percesepe, Grace Peshkur, Molly Picirillo, Artie Plouffe Jr., Eleanor Purcaro, Michelina Raia, Sal Romagnuolo, Rose Russo, Joyce E. Ryan, Diana Sacia, Robert Safarian, Cathy Savage, Louise Schaaf, Mario Schiano, Theresa Schiano, William Schmelzer, Linda Stultz, Stacie Tizzard, George Tizzard Jr., Marlene Urban, Mckayla Vilsant, Evelyn Lombardi

PLEASE NOTE: To keep our prayer list current, we will keep names on the sick list for two months. We ask families to return the bulletin cut-out to include names of those who are ill for another two months.

MASS INTENTIONS

Sunday, July 4- Fourteenth Ordinary Sunday

7:00 Cornelius J Dunleavy requested by loving wife, Anne

7:00 For The Intentions of The Celebrant

9:00 Kathleen Pagliuca requested by Mary Mazzulo

9:00 Thomas Hodes requested by Mr. & Mrs. Anthony Grippo

10:30 Joseph & Shirley Payne requested by Eileen & Tom McManus

10:30 Edie Ryan requested by Peggy McGrann

10:30 Anthony Croce requested by Loving Family

12:00 Elizabeth DeMaio requested by loving husband

12:00 For The People of the Parish

5:00 Rita Calabro requested by The Marshall Family

5:00 Carmela & Michael Zeppetella & Family (living) requested by Thomas Dubritz & Son

Monday, July 5- St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria

7:00 Mary Ascanio requested by Jean Boland

7:00 For Our Beloved Dead

9:00 Catherine and George Devlin and family requested by Tim Cleere and family

9:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant

Tuesday, July 6- St. Maria Goretti

7:00 Sophie Olsen requested by Lori Glowacki

7:00 John Peter Saltan requested by Andrew Klein

9:00 Michael D’Amico requested by loving family

9:00 Thomas Kellett requested by Jean & Ralph Bell

9:00 Elizabeth Demaio requested by Loving Grandaughter Elizabeth

Wednesday, July 7

9:00 George Patrick Higgins requested by

Henry & Annette Mullaney

7:00 Mr. Harry Clark requested by Mr. & Mrs. Lou DeMaio

9:00 Sydney Baxter requested by loving wife

9:00 Eugene Beck & Family (living) requested by Thomas DuBritz & Son

Thursday, July 8

7:00 Rev. John Serrano

7:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant

9:00 William Jantz requested by Bernie & Lynda Judge

9:00 Eugene Schultz requested by Geri & Mike Devenney

Friday, July 9- St. Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions

7:00 Josephine Sciara requested by Gino , Jo & Jean

7:00 For Our Beloved Dead

9:00 Frank Chimera requested by Loving Family

9:00 Nesam Devaraj (living) requested by The Antonucci Family

Saturday, July 10

8:00 Douglas Moran requested by Rob Wirtenson

8:00 For the Intentions of the Celebrant

Anticipated Mass for Sunday

5:00 Deceased members of the Schena family requested by loving family

5:00 Tom Dougherty requested by Jo & Frank Stelloto

Sunday, July 11- Fifteenth Ordinary Sunday

7:00 Ann Gregory (requested by Les)

7:00 For The People of the Parish

9:00 Richard Soyka requested by The Savage Family

9:00 Kenny & McQuillan Families requested by Claire & Jim

9:00 Mark Kurmatowski, Jr. requested by Loving Family

10:30 Mary Aiello requested by Mr. & Mrs. Jack DeMauro

10:30 Adam A. Pitka requested by Loving Friend

10:30 Dorothy Stiefel requested by St. Joseph Choir

12:00 Larry Williamson requested by Loving Friends

12:00 Margas and Midura families

5:00 An End to Abortion requested by the Respect Life Committee

5:00 In Thanksgiving for favors granted requested by Thomas DuBritz & Son

IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO BRING UP THE GIFTS AT THE MASSES ON SATURDAY OR SUNDAY, PLEASE CONTACT ONE OF THE USHERS WHEN YOU ARRIVE FOR MASS.

SAY A PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS

Please continue to remember them in your prayers.

Cpl. Jason Bertran Cpl. Michael Bruno

Cpt. Kevin Connolly Spc. Thomas E. Corcoran

Cpt. Edward Cuevas Sgt. Steven G. DiGirolamo

Captl Keith Flick SFC Raymond J. Fulton

SSG Jeremy Garcia Cpt. Evan Gotkin

Cpt. Jennifer Gotkin Sgt. Steven Knight

Pfc. Brian Lawson Spc. Adam Mackey

Andy Mezador Cpt. Gregory Mueller

Sg. James Munro, Jr. SSG Joey Napolitano

COP Jonathan Norris Spc. Brian Pacella

Ensign 3 Lucy P. Padro Navy Seal Paul M. Padro

PFC Christopher Reid Sgt. Edwin Rivera, II

PO2 Roger Schoverling SRA Jason M. Schiavo

Pvt. James Stanek Sgt. Rudy Schoverling

SSG Thomas J. Valentino SR Andrew J. Szynaka

SSG Dusty Williamson

(If you would like to include a soldier from your family who is serving, place their name and rank on a piece of paper in the collection basket)

RESTORATION FUND—We are always accepting pledges to our parish fund drive to carry on the work of rebuilding and restoring. To date, we have used over $960,000 to pay for various parts of the parish infrastructure. Thanks to all who are making regular payments and to those who have increased their pledges.

Mark Your Calendars for the August Monday Evenings On the Lawn

Every Monday evening at 7PM we will pray the Rosary, sing songs of praise, hear the word of God and share fellowship. Where? On the Rectory lawn (bring your own chair and maybe a dessert) In case of rain, we will meet in the church.

Parish Survey Feedback

We thank those of you who have completed the Parish Survey all registered families recently received in the mail. If you have not yet completed your survey, please do so and return it to the rectory at your earliest convenience.

As we begin to go through the data, we have come to see some areas that are of concern to our parishioners that already exist.              for example..............

SUNDAY SCHOOL - More than one person said we need Sunday School. We would like to take this space this week to brag about a program that has existed for a good many years. During the school year, there is a Sunday School program that is run on Sunday during the 9:00 am mass. This program, manned by many dedicated volunteers uses the “new” school building.

Children are dropped off before mass and picked up afterward. While the parents and older siblings attend the “family” mass, the children learn about God and Jesus. They prepare and present a Christmas pageant during December. Through arts, crafts, songs, and lessons they learn of God’s love for them. If you have a child not yet in first grade, watch the bulletin in September or contact the Religious Education Office in the Fall.

RESPECT LIFE

In 1984, then President Ronald Reagan said: “When the lives of the unborn are snuffed out, they often feel pain, pain that is long and agonizing.” (N .Y. Times, January 31, 2004.)

This provoked a public reaction from pro-abortion circles and a response from an auspicious group of professors, including pain specialists and two past presidents of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

They strongly backed Mr. Reagan and produced substantial documentation. Excerpts of their letter (2/13/84) to him included these words:

“Real time ultrasonagraphy, fetoscopy, study of the fetal EKG (electrocardiogram) and fetal EEG (electroencephalogram) have demonstrated the remarkable responsiveness of the human fetus to pain, touch, and sound. That the fetus responds to changes in light intensity within the womb, to heat, to cold, and to taste (by altering the chemical nature of the fluids swallowed by the fetus) has been exquisitely documented in the pioneering work of the late Sir William Lily – the father of fetology.”

Willke, J & B, Abortion: Questions and Answers

Today, on the Fourth of July, this quote from our President, George W. Bush, may be appropriate:

“As Americans, we are led by the power and history of our country and by our consciences to defend and promote the dignity and rights of ALL people. Each person, however defenseless, has a place and purpose in this world.”

Religious Education News

The Religious Education office is now closed. We will be checking our answering machine and our incoming mail through out the summer. We will reopen on Monday, August 23rd.

Parish Outreach

PREGNANCY CRISIS HOTLINEWe are here to help you. Please call 981.6888.

FOOD SUPPORT—Your donations of food and staple items is always appreciated. Kindly leave them in the front of Mary’s statue in the Church before or after Mass.

Stewardship

“The harvest is rich,” Jesus tells the seventy-two in today’s Gospel, “but the workers are few.” The situation is the same today. How can I help with God’s harvest? Am I called into the field? Am I one who could provide food or shelter or wages to those who toil in the fields of the Lord.

Weekly Offering

687 envelopes $14,060

Loose collection 2,287

Total Last Sunday $ 16,347

Same collection last year 15,589

Poor Box last weekend 280

We thank you for your continued and generous support!

Restoration Fund

Thank you to those who have upped their pledges. We received a total of $ 6,620 in increases this year.

Pledged to date $1,126,830

Paid to date 993,438

Scrip Corner

Scrip sales last week $16,195

Same period last year 18,930

Gross Profit 808

Calendar Club

Congratulations to this week’s winners!!!

June 20 $50 #018 Charles & Jeanet Bukowski

June 21 $25 #710 Lucretia Lucivero

June 22 $25 #233 Mr. & Mrs. M. Griffith

June 23 $25 #498 Kate & Chris Wrobleski

June 24 $25 #632 Richard & Joann Fahey

June 25 $25 #716 R. & C. Firestone

June 26 $25 #179 Christopher Kash

Banns of Marriage

(First Time)

Janine Devenney of St. Joseph’s and Michael Lehat of Good Shepherd

Elizabeth Hunchik of St. Joseph’s and Kristofer Henneborn of Good Shepherd

Elizabeth Kroczynski of St. Joseph’s and Salvatore Vitale, Jr. of St. Matthew’s

Amy Lorigan and John W. Phillips, Jr., both of St. Joseph’s

Patricia McMahon of St. Sebastion and Vincent Gatto of St. Anne’s

Nicole M. DeSantes and Peter M. Bartone both of St. Joseph’s

Sabrina J. Capizzi of St. Joseph’s and Christopher Meehan of St. Lawrence

Nora Lavarge of St. Joseph’s and Heron Brown, Jr.

Colleen Guerin of Good Shepherd and Thomas B. Howley of St. Joseph’s

2004 Family Festival

Ride Tickets Presale

Save up to 50%
over cost at Festival

Available at the Rectory
& after mass
until July 20th.

$25.00 buys
a sheet of 50 tickets.

Tickets can be used by the whole family and are good for ALL 5 nights of the Festival.

SENIOR GIRL SCOUT TROOP 1644 - is holding a CAR WASH on Sunday July 11th. Please drop your car off before any of the Masses, 9am—12 Noon, and we’ll have it ready for you at the end of Mass. Please support our girls as they are working to earn their Gold Award.