This Week in Prayer, Service & Community - August 10, 2017

Dear All: 


Happy Feast of St. Lawrence. And as today’s first reading reminds us, “God loves a cheerful giver.” May your heart continue to know the great peace that cheerful giving supplies. 


This Week in Prayer

  • Tuesday is the Feast of the Assumption. Holyday Masses are: Monday evening at 7:30(Vigil Mass), Tuesday morning at 8:30 am and Tuesday Evening at 7:30 pm. (Remember – If you have roots in Spring Lake, Allenhurst or Monmouth Beach you have a cultural obligation to jump in the ocean three times.)

  • Thanks to Sister Victoria of the Daughters of Divine Love. Sister’s energy and passion for her mission are indeed contagious. Thanks to all who listened so attentively to her talks at each Mass this weekend (in place of the homily). Thanks too to all who supported her so generously.

  • Attention Men of Cornerstone. This month’s session has a special meeting time. Because of the Feast of the Assumption and Mondaynight’s vigil Mass, our conversation will start right after the 7:30 pm Mass. If the preacher doesn’t prattle on too long, that means we will start at about 8:15. We focus this month on Jeremiah and his efforts to console the bereft (Jer 29: 1—14). 

  • Attention graduates – Many of you will soon be heading off into your new adventures. Hence, the promised bibles are available this weekend in the gathering space. Look on the Moses table for the bible with your name in it – and remember to read it frequently as you take this next turn in your faith journey. May the new chapter be greatly blessed. Know that we pray for you and – whether your adventure takes you to foreign countries or to other parts of central Jersey – we look forward to seeing you at St. Joe’s. I will be most eager to get the updates on your new pursuits.

  • Read last Sunday's readings 
  • Read the coming Sunday's readings 

This Week in Service:

  • Feeling the inkling to feed the hungry? Check out the bulletin or click this link for more details about how to participate in our parish’s renewed effort to serve at Elijah’s Promiseone Sunday each month.

  • Thanks to all the parish farmers who continue to work wonders in the parish vegetable/pumpkin farm down by the solar panels. Notice the produce on the tables in the gathering space. All donations will go to feed area people who go about hungry. Just put your donation into the “Social Concerns” poor boxes near the doors of the church.

  • Hello Caregivers. Remember the morning of recollection – prepared just for you and your serenity – is September 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. The program starts with Mass and continues with talks and talk.

This Week in Community:

  • Attention CCD teachers – Come to one of the Teacher Workshops. Join us either (a) Monday August 14 at 7 pm or (b) Tuesday August 15 at 9:30 am.  You will have a chance to meet the publishers of our new books, ask questions, get answers, and meet other teachers.  All are invited! RSVP to Mr. Jungels.

  • We still a few new CCD teachers and aids to cover this year’s classes.  Once teachers are placed, aides and other volunteers will be assigned.  Please contact Jim Jungels at x 224 for more information.  

May God bless every parishioner in summer’s home stretch.

Fr. Hank