ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST 

27 08 2020

August 16, 2020

Saturday, August 15 – 4:00 PM

Mary Kulyn – Mike Kane

Sunday, August 16 – 8:30AM 

ELEVENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners.

Thursday, August 204:00 PM

✞ Tania Blanco – God’s blessing and good health – Ulana Campbell

Saturday, August 264:00 PM

✞ Robert Bath Jr. – The Munley Family

Sunday, August 27 – 8:30AM 

TWELFTH  SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST

God’s Blessing and Good Health on all parishioners

57 CENTS 

A little girl stood near a small church from which she had been turned away because it was “too crowded.” “I can’t go to Sunday School,” she sobbed to the priest as he walked by. Seeing her shabby, unkempt appearance, the priest guessed the reason and, taking her by the hand, took her inside and found a place for her in the Sunday school class. The child was so happy that they found room for her, and she went to bed that night thinking of the children who have no place to worship Jesus.
   Some two years later, this child lay dead in one of the poor tenement buildings. Her parents called for the kindhearted priest who had befriended their daughter to handle the final arrangements.  
    As her poor little body was being moved, a worn and crumpled red purse was found which seemed to have been rummaged from some trash dump.   Inside was found 57 cents and a note, scribbled in childish handwriting, which read: 
“This is to help build the little church bigger so more children can go to Sunday School.”  For two years she had saved for this offering of love. 
   When the priest tearfully read that note, he knew instantly what he would do. Carrying this note and the cracked, red pocketbook to the pulpit, he told the story of her unselfish love and devotion.  He challenged his deacons to get busy and raise enough money for the larger building. But the story does not end there…
   A newspaper learned of the story and published it. A wealthy realtor who offered them a parcel of land worth many thousands read it. When told that the church could not pay so much, he offered to sell it to the little church for 57 cents.
    Church members made large donations. Checks came from far and wide.  Within five years the little girl’s gift had increased to $250,000.00–a huge sum for that time (near the turn of the century). Her unselfish love had paid large dividends. 
When you are in the city of Philadelphia, look up Temple Baptist Church, with a seating capacity of 3,300. And be sure to visit Temple University, where thousands of students are educated.

   Have a look, too, at the Good Samaritan Hospital and at a Sunday School building which houses hundreds of beautiful children, built so that no child in the area will ever need to be left outside during Sunday school time.  In one of the rooms of this building may be seen the picture of the sweet face of the little girl whose 57 cents, so sacrificially saved, made such remarkable history. Alongside of it is a portrait of her kind pastor, Dr. Russell H. Conwell, author of the book, “Acres of Diamonds”. 
This is a true story, which goes to show WHAT GOD CAN DO WITH 57 CENTS.

Prayer 

We need to talk to God each day
We do this through prayer
He’s waiting for our call to Him
No matter when or where.

We can pray in early morning
We can pray to Him at night
But we need to set aside a time to
Keep Him in our sight.

We can tell Him all our worries
We can tell Him all our woes
We can confess all our sins to Him
Though He already knows.

When we are heavy laden
And don’t know what to do
Let’s take His yoke upon us
And He will see us through

Just a little humor

The Lord’s Army

A friend was in front of me coming out of church on Easter and the priest was standing at the door greeting the worshipers.  He grabbed the man’s hand and pulled him aside. The priest said to him, “You need to join the army of the Lord. The man replied, “I’m already in the Lord’s army Father”. So the priest inquired,   – “then how come I don’t see you except at Christmas and Easter?” The man whispered:

 “I’m in the secret service”.

As you may already know, parts of western Ukraine were flooded due to strong torrential rains that fell at the end of June. Thousands of people had to be evacuated leaving their homes and properties behind. Many have lost their belongings and savings.

This is the time when our brothers and sisters in Ukraine need help.

If you would like to make a donation, you may do so:

by making a check out to “Ukrainian Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia” and send it to the chancery office of our Archeparchy located at 810 North Franklin Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123. Please mark your check “Flood in Ukraine”; or

by leaving your donation in your parish collection basket, which will be sent to the chancery office along with other donations;


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