QUEEN OF PEACE THIS WEEK AT QUEEN OF PEACE Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Weekly Budget Requirement $12,800.00 * Sunday, June 28 Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Wis 1:13-15, 2:23-24; 2 Cor 8:7, 9, 13-15; Mk 5:21-43 8:00am Mass QP + Diane Hingsbergen + John Sunderhaus 8:00am Mass St. Aloysius 9:30am Mass St. Aloysius 11:0am Mass QP Parishioners of Queen of Peace Weekly Collection See Next week’s Bulletin Monday, June 29 Acts 12:1-11; 2 Tm 4:6-8, 17-18; Mt 16:13-19 8:00am Communion Service 7:00pm Rosary QP Tuesday, June 30 Gn 19:15-22; Mt 8:23-27 No Mass or Communion Service at QP 7:00pm Mass at St. Aloysius Wednesday, July 1 Gn 21:5, 8-20a; Mt 8:28-34 9:30am Mass 7:00pm – 9:00pm QP 9:00pm St. Aloysius Eucharistic Exposition QP Benediction Thursday, July 2 Gn 22:1b-19; Mt 9:1-8 8:00am Communion Service Friday, July 3 Eph 2:19-22; Jn 20:24-29 8:00a Communion Service 9:30am Communion Service St. Aloysius Saturday, July 4 Gn 27:1-5, 15-29; Mt 9:14-17 3:30pm Mass QP + Louis Sunderhaus + John Sunderhaus 5:00pm Mass St. Aloysius Sunday, July 5 Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Ez 2:2-5; 2 Cor 12:7-10; Mk 6:1-6a 8:00am Mass QP + Jeff Hingsbergen + Ester Baumgartner 8:00am Mass St. Aloysius 9:30am Mass St. Aloysius 11:00am Mass QP Parishioners of Queen of Peace Vocation View: Many people need a healing touch. Open your heart to the possibility that God may choose you to be a healing touch as a priest, sister, or brother. (Mark 5:21-43) *Established by Parish Council Other Contributions for the Month of May Tuition Aid $ 196.89 Capital Improvement Fund $ 539.88 St. Vincent De Paul $ 604.00 Matthew Kelly is coming to the Tri-State area! Living Every Day with Passion & Purpose Saturday July 11 from 9am – 1:30pm at St. Agnes Church, 1680 Dixie Highway, Fort Wright, KY 41011. Tickets are $39. No food is provided, but participants are allowed to bring snacks. Doors open approximately 1 hour before the event begins. There will be a car caravan leaving from Queen of Peace at 7am Saturday morning if you would like to follow. Please notify the parish office at 863-4344 if you intend to follow the caravan or have further questions. Tickets are still available. www.dynamiccatholic.com/events. Recognize a Caregiver Today Caregivers who serve others selflessly will be honored during a “White Mass” on November 8 at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral. Honor a caregiver today at www.ccswoh.org/whitemass. Hunger Facts: More than 400,000 people live in poverty in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati 49 million Americans live in food-insecure households, including nearly 16 million children Cincinnati has a child poverty rate of 53%, second only to Detroit's 59% child poverty rate. Volunteers Needed Catholic Charities uses all volunteers to handle phone calls and greet visitors at our Roselawn location. If you would like to volunteer for part of a day, a full day or a few days a week answering phones and being the welcoming face of Catholic Charities, give us a call. Contact Jeanne Cairns, Catholic Charities at 513-672-3707 or by email at [email protected] June 28, 2015 Ministry Schedule for July 4 & 5 Altar Servers Weekday 8:00 am June 29 Communion Service July 2 Communion Service July 3 Communion Service Benediction 2:45pm I. Helton, N. Young July 6 Need Volunteers Call parish office July 9 I. Helton, M. Kramer July 10 K. Falk, E. Hudak, M. Niehuas Servers July 4 & 5 3:30pm A. McKinney, K. Falk, J. Graf 8:00am T. Dsuban, V, R. Dsuban, M. Kramer 11:00am W. Enderle, S. Enderle, Kh. Morgan, C. Cook Mass Coordinators: July 4 & 5 3:30pm S. Wilmer 8:00am C. Baumgartner 11:00am K. Watkins Lectors: 3:30pm M. Mergy 8:00am M. Kramer 11:00am J. Clements ExtraOrdinary Ministers: July 4 & 5 K. Conner, Deacon Jeff, T. Falk, K. Forrest, M. Graf, L. Greiner, S. Wilmer 8:00am C. Baumgartner, J. Baumgartner, B. Gfroerer, J. McNamara, Deacon Mike, D. Niehaus, A. Korb 11:00am S.. Castator, G. Castator, L. Herold, B. Hiner, K. Rooney, D. Watkins, K. Watkins 3:30pm Senior Companions is a free program of Catholic Charities that pairs senior volunteers with other seniors needing socialization and assistance with some daily activities. Seniors serving Seniors. By visiting other seniors, you allow them to preserve their independence. Both parties benefit from the time shared together. There is some financial compensation for Senior Companions if eligible. For more information on being a companion or getting a companion, please call Ruth Ann Cafferky at 513-672-3718 Pope St. Gregory: Three States of the Converted There are in truth three states of the converted: the beginning, the middle, and the perfection. In the beginning, the experience the charms of sweetness; in the middle, the contests of temptation; and in the end, the fullness of perfection. (Pope St. Gregory the Great) From the Pastor’s Desk Looking Ahead to Next Week: I will be on vacation beginning June 29 and returning on July 4th. There are communion services scheduled for the usual daily Mass times. Saturday is Independence Day. Our nation was founded on high ideals. We have lived up to them in many ways, but we have certainly not been without our failures. The nation is constantly being tested. This is not unlike our experience as Christians. We are held to the standard of God. We will never quite live up to Him, and yet our very commitment and efforts make us truly his children. Let us choose to be both children of our nation’s founding fathers and of our Father in heaven. Readings for next week: Ezekiel Corinthians 12:7-10; Mark 6:1-6 2:2-5; 2 Reflection: Ezekiel lives the Judeo-Christian ideal of complete dependence upon God. Every word, every action, is guided by the Spirit. While admitting the ideal, most of us would be frightened by such a total reality. Perhaps we even take pride in our independence and self-sufficiency. Paul struggled with submission to God. He was a proud man who had to admit his own weaknesses. In our own relationship with God, we might be inspired not just by the experiences of Ezekiel and Paul, but by Jesus himself. Jesus, though he is God nevertheless gives himself completely in obedience and dependence to the Father. He also makes himself dependent upon us! Just as he calls us into dependence and obedience, God chooses to submit himself to us. Jesus cannot work any miracles among a people without faith. God does not ask us for anything that he does not first give willingly and freely to us. He calls us to give our whole selves in the same way as him gives fully of himself. 1. Share the prayer of Ezekiel by asking God to guide all your words and actions. Try it just for today. 2. Look for ways that God has chosen to depend upon you. Prayer: Heavenly Father, you have given into our care the teachings and Spirit of your Son Jesus. Help us to live according to his word. Guide our steps. Take us where you want us to go. Show us what you want us to see. Inspire us to do the work of your Son. June 28, 2015 DID YOU EVER MAKE A MISTAKE? Pray for Our Nation’s Liberty of Religious Practice I MEAN REALLY SCREW UP? Was someone there to help you back up? If not, do you wish someone was there? Would you be willing to be that Helping Hand? The Archdiocese is seeking a few Helping Hands to be Male Mentors at Warren Correctional Institute. If the Spirit moves you, give Charlie Pfizenmayer a call at 513-2310474 or [email protected] First Mentor Training event is July 25th at Immaculate Heart of Mary in Anderson Township. Thanks for listening and God bless, Charlie Pfizenmayer Beginning this Sunday, the Bishops of the U.S. have asked all of us to pray for our nation that the liberty of religious practice will be protected from the continued assaults by the government at all levels, court decisions, and secularization of our culture. Please pray a rosary each day or at least a decade until July 4th which will mark the end of the "Fortnight of Prayer" for protection of our religious liberty to freely practice our faith in all that we do as a Church. Prayer for July 4th Dear Lord, There is no greater feeling of liberation than to experience this freedom from sin and death that you have provided for me through Jesus Christ. Today my heart and my soul are free to praise you. For this I am very thankful. On this Independence Day I am reminded of all those who have sacrificed for my freedom, following the example of your Son, Jesus Christ. Let me not take my freedom, both physical and spiritual, for granted. May I always remember that my freedom was purchases with a very high price. My freedom cost others their very lives. Lord, today, bless those who have served and continue to give their lives for my freedom. With favor and bounty meet their needs and watch over their families. Help me to live my life in a way that glorifies you, Lord. Give me the strength to be a blessing in someone else's life today, and grant me the opportunity to lead others into the freedom that can be found in knowing Christ. Amen Hamilton Fourth of July Parade Please mark your calendar to set aside time on the morning of July 4th at 10 a.m. to walk in the Hamilton July 4th parade under the "Right to Life " banner as a sign of our support for the pro life cause and our right to freely stand up for the truths of our faith in public. Our parish and other churches will gather at the Butler County fairgrounds within tier 4. Be there by 9:45 a.m. This is an exercise of our religious freedom. If we don't use it we will lose it! Remember the words of Proverbs 24:10-12: "If you remain indifferent in time of adversity, your strength will depart from you. Rescue those being taken to their death, and from those tottering to execution withdraw not. If you say, "I know not this man!" does not he who tests hearts perceive it? He who guards your life knows it, and he will repay each one according to his deeds!" Movie Nights and Discussion MASS followed by HEALING SERVICE: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 7:30 pm, in St. Ignatius Church, 5222 North Bend Road – Cincinnati, Ohio Personal prayer for healing will be available during the Healing Service. Come and experience Jesus' healing power. Healing includes the physical, spiritual, emotional, psychological and relational aspects of our lives; it is not limited to a physical cure. The service is sponsored by Lighthouse Renewal Center. On Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. June 30th and on Thursday morning July 2nd at 9 a.m. the movie "Beckett "will be shown with discussion to follow. The movie chronicles the public life of St. Thomas Beckett and his defense of the Church against the King of England. It will take place in St. Isidore's hall. Coffee and donuts will be waiting on you. Call Deacon Mike for info. June 28, 2015 NOTRE DAME TABERNACLE SOCIETY submitted by Ann Boehm, Secretary At the end of Mass, we are often dismissed with the commission to “Go and announce the Gospel of the Lord.” Involvement in the work of the Notre Dame Tabernacle Society is one way that this commission can be carried out. The prayerful and financial support of the members of the Society assist mission priests to bring the Celebration of the Mass, Holy Eucharist and sacraments to the poor in India, Haiti, Trinidad, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone in Africa and mission societies in Kansas, Chicago, IL, and New York City. Did you know that our local group is the only remaining, non-profit Notre Dame Tabernacle Society sewing vestments and providing, Mass Kits, rosaries and religious articles to missionary priests? Our Hamilton, Ohio, Society of sewers, rosary makers, packagers and support staff has been providing this service for more than 72 years. The Notre Dame Tabernacle Society traces its roots to the “Association of Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and of work for poor churches which was founded in Brussels in 1848 by Anne De Meeus.” According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, “in 1853, the society became an archconfraternity for Belgium, but quickly spread to the nearby countries… In 1863, Pius IX granted the mother-society at Brussels the right to affiliate confraternities throughout the world… The statutes of the archconfraternity were approved by the Congregation of Bishops and Regulars” in January, 1880, and Leo XIII granted it the title of Prima Primaria in July, 1895. “The members pledge themselves to spend an hour each month in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament and to pay yearly dues into a fund for the benefit of poor churches. The contributions are used to purchase materials for vestments which are made by women members of the society and given to poor churches.” This same work continues to be carried out by the members of the Notre Dame Tabernacle Society of Hamilton, Ohio. This past year the sewers, rosary makers, packagers and support staff provided the following items to missionary priest around the world: 328 vestments, 3,941 rosaries, and many requests for religious articles, 35 Mass Kits along with 50 rosaries and some religious articles in each package. The Society depends on contributions from members to finance its ministry to mission priests. During the previous four years, we were blessed to receive money from a Maria Anna Brunner grant from the Sisters of the Precious Blood that enabled us to purchase and ship Mass kits, consisting of a small carrying case with a chalice, paten, cruets, candles and linens, to priests in remote mission areas. The Grant Commission recently informed us of their inability to grant funds to NDTS this year because of the many needs they had to fill. This denial seriously effects our ability to provide Mass Kits this year. We have 27 requests from priests on a current list, and some of them have been waiting since fall of 2014. More requests keep coming in on a regular basis. The Grant money allowed us to order Mass Kits and take advantage of a free-shipping special that is offered in July each year. The kits cost $149 each. Following is an appeal we received in a letter from Fr. Kiran Thota who writes: “Now I am in a parish called St. Joseph’s Church, Naruladevupadu in the Diocese of Eluru (India.) We have got five substations and one sisters community. Every day we celebrate three Masses. People are poor and depends on the daily wages for their daily bread… They like to have Holy Mass in the evening. Please grant me the Mass Kit and vestments because the villages are so traditional that they cannot see Mass without certain things.” This is only one example of the many appeals we have received. These priests depend upon assistance from NDTS to help bring the Gospel message of God’s love and mercy to people in desperate need. We ask for your help through prayers and financial assistance. Are you able to make a donation to support our Mass Kit project this year? Be assured that contributions to NDTS provide great blessings to God’s people through the many missionary priests who “announce the Gospel of the Lord” to a world in need of His love and mercy. For information on becoming a member, making a donation, or offering your time and talents in any capacity, please send an email to: [email protected] or contact Joan Krabbe at 863-2844 or Ann Boehm at 738-2464. June 28, 2015 Month of the Precious Blood of Jesus The Catholic Church dedicates the month of July to the Precious Blood of Jesus, which was "shed for the many, for the remission of sins" (Matthew 26:28). (The Feast of the Precious Blood, established by Pope Pius IX in 1849, is celebrated each year on the first Sunday of July.) Like the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the subject of Catholic devotion in June, the Precious Blood has long been venerated for its role in our redemption. Many non-Catholics find Catholic devotion to the "body parts" of Jesus Christ to be a little odd. In addition to the Sacred Heart and the Precious Blood, there are devotions to the Five Wounds (in Christ's hands, feet, and side); to the shoulder wound, where Christ carried the Cross; and to the wounds caused by the crown of thorns, to name just a few. Faced with Protestant discomfort with these devotion, many Catholics have abandoned or downplayed them. But we should not do that. These devotions provide a living witness to our belief in the Incarnation of Jesus Christ. Our Savior is not an abstraction; He is God-Made-Man. And as the Athanasian Creed tells us, in becoming man, Christ assumed humanity into the Godhead. It's an awesome thought: Our physical nature is united to God through the Person of Jesus Christ. When we venerate Christ's Precious Blood or His Sacred Heart, we aren't making an idol out of Creation; we are worshiping the One True God Who so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son to save us from everlasting death. Through the following prayers, we can all join with the Church in reaffirming our belief that our God walked among men, that one day we might all dwell with God.
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