17 01 2020

Saturday, Jan. 18
4:00 PM ✞Catherine Papula – Anna Koprowski

Sunday, Jan. 19 Thirty Second SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST
8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

Saturday, Jan. 25
4:00 PM ✞John Krasvaage – Mary Ann Medura

8:30 AM God’s Blessings and Good Health for all Parishioners

To know someone doesn’t mean to know every detail of that person’s life.
It means to feel affection, confidence and to believe in that person.
Lord, may I really know You and have it reflect in how I treat others

SANCTUARY LIGHT: The Sanctuary Light is requested to burn the week of Jan. 18 – 25 by Mike & Dolores Sinko in memory of Anna Giza.

PRAYERS: Please remember in your prayers all the sick of the parish, especially those in nursing facilities and hospitals.

BLESSING OF HOMES: If you would like to have your home blessed please call Father Walter at 735-2262 or place your name and address in the collection basket.

THANKS: Many thanks to all those who came out to help with the dismantling of the Nativity this week. Your help is so appreciative, may God bless you with much health and happiness for your generous hours spent in God’s house. 

A Year of Time. .
    …Though even thinking on the subject of time may prove discomforting, it is not a bad idea—especially at the beginning of a new year.
As we look into 2020 A.D. we look at a block of time. We see 12 months, 52 weeks, 365 days, 8,760 hours, 525,600 minutes, 31,536,000 seconds. And all is a gift from God. We have done nothing to deserve it, earn it, or purchased it. Like the air we breathe, time comes to us as a part of life.
    The gift of time is not ours alone. It is given equally to each person. Rich and poor, educated and ignorant, strong and weak—every man, woman and child has the same twenty-four hours every day.
    Another important thing about time is that you cannot stop it. There is no way to slow it down, turn it off, or adjust it. Time marches on.
    And you cannot bring back time. Once it is gone, it is gone. Yesterday is lost forever. If yesterday is lost, tomorrow is uncertain. We may look ahead at a full year’s block of time, but we really have no guarantee that we will experience any of it.
    Obviously, time is one of our most precious possessions. We can waste it. We can worry over it. We can spend it on ourselves. Or, as good stewards, we can invest it in the kingdom of God.
    The New Year is full of time. As the seconds tick away, will you be tossing time out the window, or will you make every minute count?

God grant us this year a better view, so we see others’ faults through the eyes of You.
Teach us to judge not with hasty tongue, neither the adult … nor the young.
Give us patience and grace to endure and a stronger faith so we feel secure.
Instead of remembering, help us forget the irritations that caused us to fret.
Freely forgiving for some offence and finding each day a rich recompense.
In offering a friendly, helping hand and trying in all ways to understand;
That all of us whoever we are … are trying to reach an unreachable star.
For the great and small … the good and bad, the young and old … the sad and glad
 Are asking today; Is life worth living? The answer is only in, loving and giving.
For only Love can make man kind and Kindness of Heart brings Peace of Mind.
By giving love, we can help this year to lift the clouds of hate and fear.

Life has a way of working itself out
if you simply make the best of this moment,
one moment at a time. Lord, You have given me this moment.
Grant me the wisdom to live it in a way that will make a difference for me and for those around me



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