31 May 15 - Our Lady Queen of Peace

Our Lady Queen of Peace
SUNDAY - May 31
8:30 am - In Honor of The Blessed Mother - INT
ROLAND SIGLER, SR.† (Ron & Teresa Harner)
LUCY YORK - INT (Margie Frazier)
11:00 am - Missa PRO POPULO
MONDAY - June 1
8:00am - RONNIE HERRING† (Maria Herring)
ROLAND SIGLER, Sr. † (Ron & Teresa Harner)
FRANKLIN TOLENTINO† (The Fidelie Families)
Most Sacred Heart of Jesus - In Thanksgiving
(Yolanda Salcido)
TUESDAY - June 2
8:00 am - Liturgy of the Hours
Mass of Thanksgiving for the Rain
6:30pm - MARK PRICE† (M/M Daniel Gagne’)
ROLAND SIGLER, Sr. † (Ron & Teresa Harner)
INE NGUYEN† (Jimmy Ho)
LINDA BINDEL – Birthday Int. (The Bindel Family)
and MARY NGUYEN† (Diep Tran)
DELORIS SMITH† (Deacon & Mrs. Larry Bills)
FRIDAY - June 5
40 Hour Eucharistic Adoration begins
7:00pm - Souls in Purgatory† (Jimmy Ho)
(M/M Eddie Ceballos)
ROLAND SIGLER, Sr.† (Ron & Teresa Harner)
40 Hour Eucharistic Adoration
6:00 pm - ROGER GAGNE’† (Margie Frazier)
In Honor of The Blessed Mother (Int)
ROLAND SIGLER, Sr.† (Ron & Teresa Harner)
SUNDAY - June 7
Feast of Corpus Christi
8:30 am - DOUGLAS PARADEIS† (Joan Paradeis)
JOHN KORTBAWI† (Joe Przybylski)
ROLAND SIGLER, Sr. † (Ron & Teresa Harner)
LUCY YORK - INT (Margie Frazier)
11:00 am - Missa PRO POPULO
12:00 pm - 40 Hour Eucharistic Adoration ends
with Eucharistic Procession and Benediction
Change of Address or Other Information
Please email: [email protected] or call the church
office if you are moving away, changing parishes or if
any of your contact information has changed. This will
help to keep our records current.
May 24: ..............................................................$7,279.32
Catholic Communications: ..........................................$10.00
Cemetery Fund: ......................................................$900.00
Faith Direct
May 4: ..............................................................$24,308.24
May 4: ..............................................................$24,308.24
May 15: ............................................................$12,788.22
Catholic Communications: ........................................$183.00
Cemetery Fund: ......................................................$606.00
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Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
The Parishioners of Our Lady Queen of Peace, WELCOMES YOU!!!
People who have experienced the presence of Christ during a visit to church are often uncertain as to what it
all means or what they should do next. We want to assure you that the answer to these concerns will come
if you open yourself to the Holy Spirit’s movement.
You may feel a renewed urge to pray.
Saying an Our Father at bedtime or talking to God first thing in the morning are simple ways to integrate
prayer into your daily life. Our parish staff can also help guide you in exploring different prayers forms or
attending prayer services.
Feel free to visit any of the following prayer groups in the Holy Family Chapel.
Chaplet of Divine Mercy: Monday - Friday at 3:00 pm
Rosary: Thursdays following morning Mass and on Wednesdays at 5:30pm
Prayer Book Intentions: Tuesdays after Liturgy of the Hours
Liturgy of the Hours: Tuesdays at 8:00am
Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament: Wednesdays 4-6pm and First Fridays 9am-6pm
The Holy Family Chapel is open Monday-Friday until 4:30pm
Those for Whom We Pray
Parishioners, Family & Friends
Ernie Adams, Doug Allison, Nicholas Allison, Vic and Angie Allison, Dennis Anderson, Melissa Anderson, Ricky
Arnold, Wanda Baltine, Elizabeth “Beth” Bater, Kim Baumhardt, Joan Baumann, Jo Bearden, Al Belgrado, Dick
Belgrado, Tommy & Sheryl Berend, Jackie Bergenheier, Helen Bills, Deacon Vincent & Pat Blake, Cyndi Boone,
Frances Brackeen, Rocky Bray, Jim Brennan, Annette Brown, Sandy Cadena, Ivy Cadotte, Delbert Catlin, Jeffrey
Conklin, Marge Conklin, Kim Corbin, Grace Ann Crocker, Mike Crumpton, Joe Cuba, Johnnie & Nellie Deal, Kathy
DeJesso, Jenny Dixon, Faye Dominy, Lilian Dove, Eleanor Edwards, Barbara Fangmann, Carol Faustina, Jathan
Fields, Johnnie Fields, Jerry Fletcher, Lorraine Foix, Clara Foster, James & Marian Geary, Thomas Genewick, Mary
George, Keith & Bettie Green, Ray, Donnie & James Grube, Courtney Shook Gysell, Katherine Hamburg, Brian
Hartnett, Brandie Heberts, Diana Henderson, Floyd Hilbers, Jean Hoing, Dorothy Hughes, Don & Jean Isbell, Nelda
Jansen, Eve Johnson, Jeremy Johnson, Mike Jozwiak, Regina Keezer, Jonathan Kegley, Travis Keith, Claudia Kelly,
John Kinsella, Sr. Berneice Knapek, Anita Kortbawi, Marion Lauer, Fred Lentz, Ken Lewis, Brittany Lindemann,
Art Litteken, Shirley Litteken, Gloria Lucio, Brian Lucore, Abel Mahesh, Cindy Majewski, Eloise Majewski, Rusty
Maley, Ryan Maley, Marilyn Marak, Clara Mathe, Mary Jo Matysek, Norma McCoy, Kristi Melsteade, Filemon and
Rafaela Meza, Mike &Virginia Michonski, Carolyn Morath, Tina Morian, Dorothy “Dot” Myers, Dr. Sam Nilasena, Fr.
James O’Toole, Romana Padilla, George Palma, Patti Palmer, Joe Petz, Joe Petz, Jr., Nina Peysen, Michael Pitpit,
Karen Poirot, Dale Probst, Rowdy Ramans, Aubrey Reaves, Eddie Richardson, Cathy Roberts, Elia Rojas, Lori
Ross, Jaycob Rowland, Sandy Rudolph, Peter Santos*, Janna Scarebrough, Nelda Schreiber, Adam Segal, Charles
Simons, Ingrid Sinclair, Bette Skurkey, Jeff Smith, Linda Snyder, MaryAnn Sokora, June Sphon, Kathy Spyra,
Annette Ste. Marie, Sr. Patricia Ste. Marie, Danny Steed, Audrey Stephens, Stacey Stowe, Mary Lou Sweeney,
Sister Devota Sweeney, Johanna Sweeney, Yvonne Talbot, Ida Toth, Don Thomas, Dorothy Ward, Renea Ward,
Sandy Ward, Josie Wheeler, Bellamy White, Mary Wilson, Dorothy Wolf, Jerry Wright, Sr., Diane Wright, Signe
Yelland, Adam York, Dan York, & Lucy York.
* New this week
Because of space limitations, names will be taken of the prayer list after 3 months. Please call the
church office if you would like the name returned to the list. Thank you for your understanding.
SUNDAY - May 31
9:30am - Bible Study/SEASR
11:00am - Blessing of Graduating Seniors/church
Blessing of Prayer Shawls & Lap robes/church
MONDAY - June 1
3:00pm - Chaplet of Divine Mercy/HFC
6:00pm - RRQG/NDE Cafe
TUESDAY - June 2
Intercessory Prayer Group after Liturgy of the Hours/
9:30am - Prayer Shawl Ministry/SEASR
3:00pm - Chaplet of Divine Mercy/HFC
3:00pm - Chaplet of Divine Mercy/HFC
4:00pm - Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament
(until 6pm)/HFC
5:30pm - Pray the Rosary/HFC
6:30pm - Mass of Thanksgiving for the Rain/Church
(fellowship/reception will follow/GH)
3:00pm - Chaplet of Divine Mercy/HFC
FRIDAY - June 5
3:00pm - Chaplet of Divine Mercy/HFC
7:00pm - 40 Hour Eucharistic Adoration begins with
40 Hour Eucharistic Adoration
11:30pm - PSM Salad Luncheon/SJR
SUNDAY - June 7
40 Hour Eucharistic Adoration
ends with Eucharistic Procession
and Benediction after 11am Mass
9:30am - Bible Study/SEASR
4:00pm - Confirmation Mass
(with Bishop Michael Olson)
(SJR-St. Joseph Room; HFC-Holy Family Chapel; PH-Parish Hall; NDE Cafe-Notre Dame Elementary
Cafeteria; NDHS - NDHigh School; CR-Conference Room; WR-Workroom; BR-Brides Room; MR-Music Room)
May 31, 2015
Parish Activities
Family Life Center Updates
Updated as of: May 18, 2015
GOAL: $3,000,000
AMOUNT PLEDGED: $2,900,251.68
(Includes $876,000 received in Grants and Gifts from outside of our parish)
AMOUNT COLLECTED: $2,751,367.80
# of Families Pledged: 469 (includes additional pledges)
All E-Giving will be done through ‘Faith Direct’ our online giving program. Online enrollment forms are
available in the Narthex. Or go directly to www.faithdirect.net to enroll. For the Capital Campaign online
enrollment, use Church Code: TX508. To afford the greatest tax benefits for our parish, Campaign gifts are
processed through the Diocese of Ft. Worth Advancement Corporation.
(for the month of June)
Universal: That immigrants and refugees may
find welcome and respect in the countries to
which they come.
Evangelization: That the personal encounter
with Jesus may arouse in many young people
the desire to offer their own lives in priesthood
or consecrated life.
O God in Whom we live and move,
and have our being,
grant us rain, in due abundance,
that, being sufficiently helped
with temporal, we may more
confidently seek after eternal gifts.
Through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
(And in Thanksgiving for the abundance of rain
we’ve received)
Lord, hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect
them as they protect us. Bless them and their
families for the selfless acts they perform for us
in our time of need. We ask this in the name of
Jesus. Amen.
Bulletin Deadline:
Submit by NOON on the Friday prior to the following
Weekend Bulletin (or the Thursday before if Friday
is a holiday/holy day). Items MUST have proper
approval for publication.
The Pastoral Council has established an outreach at
Faith Refuge by providing and serving an evening
meal once a month. The Council would like to extend
this opportunity to members of Our Lady Queen of
Peace. Only 4-5 members are needed on a given night
to prepare and serve the meal. Please come and join
us in extending this ministry to the Residents of the
Women’s Faith Refuge. If interested in this ministry,
please contact Ray Hanold: 704-1838
Prayer Shawl Ministry
First and Third Tuesday (9:30-11:30am)
June 2 & 16 in the SEAS Rm
First and Third Thursday (7-9pm)
June 4 & 18 in the SEAS Rm
Men in Christ
Men of the Parish: Do you have a desire to grow
as a Christian man? Come join the MEN in CHRIST
as we pray, explore Scripture together and support
one another in our Christian walk. Meet us in the
Conference Room each Saturday (except 2nd
Saturday of the month) at 7:30am. Call Jack at 6960741.
OLQP Men’s Club
Next meeting: Monday - June 8, 2015
ALL Men of our Parish ages 18 and older are
members and are highly encouraged to attend
monthly meetings.
(First Monday of the month @ 7pm in the Parish Hall).
NO Membership Fees.
Call Mike Carlton, President for more info: 696-9162
Listed below are the Priests of our Diocese for whom we are asked to pray for daily.
6/1 - Rev. Pavlo Popov
6/4 - Rev. Sergio Rizo
6/6 - Rev. Edmundo Rodríguez, SJ
6/2 - Rev. Fernando Preciado
6/5 - Very Rev. Kenneth Robinson
6/7 - Rev. Eduardo Salazar SJ
6/3 - Rev. Msgr. Juan Rivero
Eternal Father, we lift up to You these and all the priests of the world. Sanctify them. Heal and guide them.
Mold them into the likeness of Your Son, Jesus, the Eternal High Priest. May their lives be pleasing to You.
In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Pray for Fort Worth Seminarians 2014-2015
In your daily prayers, please include the following seminarians on your list of people to pray for.
Thank you for your support and generosity. Always pray for those discerning vocations
6/1 - Jason Allan
6/4 - Jonathan Demma
6/6 - Tyler Dubek
6/2 - Jeffrey Ambreit-Quepons
6/5 - Ricky Diaz
6/7 - Deacon Michael Greco
6/3 - Justin Conover
Daily Readings
Monday - Tb 1:3; 2:1b-8 * Mk 12:1-12
Tuesday - Tb 2:9-14 * Mk 12:13-17
Wednesday - Tb 3:1-11a, 16-17a *
Mk 12:18-27
Thursday - Tb 6:10-11; 7:1bcde, 9-17; 8:4-9a *
Mk 12:28-34
Friday - Tb 11:5-17 * Mk 12:35-37
Saturday - Tb 12:1, 5-15, 20 * Mk 12:38-44
The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ Ex 24:3-8 * Heb 9:11-15 8
Mk 14:12-16, 22-26
40 Hour Adoration - Fri. to Sun., June 5 to 7
Confirmation Mass - Sun., June 7 at 4:00pm
Vacation Bible School - June 22 - 26
Camp Fort Worth - June 21-26 & July19-24
DCYC - July 10-12
Christ Renews His Parish:
Women - Sept. 12/13
Men - Sept. 19/20
.Year of Consecrated Life
Celebrate the Church’s treasure
of those in consecrated life.
(See www.usccb.org for details)
Let us pray for religious sisters, brothers,
priests, nuns, and others
who have chosen to consecrate their lives to
God in this special way;
Let us celebrate the faith, hope, and charity that
their lives give witness to;
Let us invite others to consider this joyful form
of discipleship. Amen.
There are many priests, seminarians and
consecrated persons here today; be close to them
and support them! And if, in the depths of your
hearts, you feel the same call to the priesthood or
consecrated life, do not be afraid to follow Christ on
the royal road of the Cross! —Saint Pope John Paul
II, 2002 World Youth Day
A Charismatic Prayer Meeting
Sunday afternoons at 4:00
Youth Ministry chapel at Sacred Heart Church
(upstairs in the Pastoral Annex)
call Jack at 696-0741 or Manuel at 322-5958
From Margaret Carrol and Family
Thank you to my church family for all your care,
concern, and cards in the passing of my dad, Joe
Belvedere on May 7. I am blessed!
Our Lady Queen of Peace
Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
Parish Announcements
APRIL Donations: 486 lbs.
Hunger and Food Insecurity is a Serious Fact.
The Need is dire and year round.
Please be generous with your donation of food.
Critical Needs: Cereal, Rice, Pasta, Spaghetti sauce, Tuna, Oatmeal, Jelly
(small jars), Crackers and Family-size toiletries - all kinds (bar soaps).
Eyeglasses: prescription or reading glass that you don’t need. These items go
fast. Place items in the basket located in the Narthex. Every bit helps families
with real needs in Wichita County and Holliday.
Summer Bible Study (Wednesday evenings)
All are invited to a Summer session
June 3 to July 22 (following the 6:15pm Mass)
In the Saint Joseph Room
Discussion: Sunday Liturgy Readings
Each session will last at least an hour.
June 3 - Please attend the “Thanksgiving for Rain” Mass
at 6:30pm in the Church
June 10 - Readings for June 14 - Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
June 17 - Readings for June 21 - Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
June 24 - Readings for June 28 - Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 1 - Readings for July 5 - Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 8 - Readings for July 12 - Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 15 - Readings for July 19 - Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 22 - Readings for July 26 - Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
St. John Paul II Institute - Summer Cycle
The St. John Paul II Institute (Diocesan Lay Ministry Formation Program)
June 13-25, 2015
All lay ministers are welcome to attend the Saturday workshops and everyone
is invited to the weekday lectures.
Admission to all events is free although if pre-registration for the workshops is
not made, there will be a $5 service fee at the door.
2015 Featured Speakers:
Msgr. Don Fischer of the Diocese of Dallas
Fr. Brian Pierce, O.P., of the Dominican Priory at the University of Dallas.
Catholic Charities - Northwest Deanery
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Ask how you can help!
Purple Care Hope Bags are available in the Narthex
with a suggested “grocery list”.
Bring filled bags to: Northwest Campus Office
Sacred Heart Pastoral Office Annex, 1506 Tenth Street
Thank you Teresa Wallace for coordinating OLQP volunteers for the Flood Relief
and special thanks to our OLQP parishioners who quickly signed up to help.
Notre Dame Catholic School is now accepting applications for new student
enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year. Applications for students grades
3K-12 may be found online at www.notredamecatholic.org, or hard-copy forms
may be picked up from either the Upper or Lower campus front offices.
Notre Dame Catholic School is pleased to announce additional tuition
assistance opportunities for new enrolling students in the 2015-2016 academic
year. Students making a local transfer and entering NDCS for the first time into
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th and 10th grades will receive $1,000 off their tuition bill in
the first year and $2,000 off in the second year.
To schedule a tour or for any other questions please contact Matt Ledesma,
Director of Enrollment, at 940-692-6041 or [email protected]
St. Mary’s Catholic Church (Windthorst, Texas)
Celebrating 123rd Birthday
Saturday, June 6
• Kick-off Dance at 6:30pm
• Golf Scramble (Pre-register 940-237-2204)
Sunday, June 7
• Food & Horseshoe at 11am
• Games at Noon
• Auction at 4pm
• Country Store
• and More!!!
Dairy Derby Fun Run/Health Walk
Pre-register 940-423-6304
5K & Health Walk Starts at 8am
Co-ed Blooper Ball Tournament
June 11-13 (Pre-registration)
Safe Environment Sessions for 2015
OLQP sessions will be held in the Church office conference room at 4040 York
Contact the parish office at 940-696-1253 for more information or to RSVP.
Our Lady Queen of Peace church
Wednesday; July 8 @ 7pm - Initial
Saturday; July 11 @ 9am - Update
Sacred Heart church (940-723-5288)
Thursday; July 16 @ 6:30pm - Update
Saturday; July 18 @ 9am - Initial
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store
1516 Beverly Drive (723-4971)
2 blocks north of the Loop 11 / Seymour Hwy
Men and Women (Single or Families)
Requirement: willingness to volunteer an hour or two per week!
The store hours are MTW - 10-3 and Sat., 10-2.
Like us on Facebook: Wichita Falls St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store
May 31, 2015
Call Greg Brown
[email protected]
For more information
Pray! Love! Serve!
For more information Call Greg Brown 696-1253 or [email protected]
Registration forms and calendar available online at www.olqpwf.org (Please
note that a Form A for 14/15 must be completed for this school year if not yet
completed through our summer activities since June of 2014. Form A will be
kept on file until it expires in May of 2015 so that you only have to fill it out once
per year per child. Form B must be filled out additionally for each event youth
participate in thought the year.)
June 7
Confirmation REHEARSAL @ 2:15pm
Confirmation Mass @ 4pm
OLQP Catholic Youth t-shirts available in the office! Suggested Donation:
$15 per t-shirt
DCYC (diocesan Catholic youth conference) is July 10-12. DCYC is open to
incoming 9 through graduating 12th graders. Join 800-1000 Catholic high
school youth from our entire diocese as we come to “#knowloveserve” led by
the brilliantly amazing Chris Padgett and Sr. Mary Madeline Todd, O.P. and of
course the Most Reverend Bishop Michael Olson will be with us for Mass! Cost
is $150 and as always scholarships are available. 15/16 Form A, Form B and
Code of Conduct due June 14th. Registration can be found on our website, in
the office or the bulletin board in the Narthex.
YOUNG ADULTS: 21-35 single and married
Please contact Greg Brown at 940 247 1721
CFW (Camp Fort Worth).
The Diocesan based service week is for incoming 10th graders through
graduating seniors. Camp is like no other experience we offer through the OLQP
youth ministry. Part being the hands and feet of Christ, part genuine encounters
with Christ, part unimaginable fun, part eating more food than you ever though
possible, and part making life long friends, CFW is not to be missed! There are
two options for CFW this summer and OLQP can take 8 youth to each camp, so
please sign up soon as CFW fills up extremely fast. June [email protected] St. Mary’s in
Gainesville and July 19-24 @ St. Vincent de Paul in Arlington. Cost is $125
and as always scholarships are available, we want your youth to participate and
nothing should hinder them having a CFW experience! To register 15/16 Form A,
Form B and Code of Conduct and we will take the first 8 for each camp or until
CFW registration is full. Registration can be found on our website, in the office
or the bulletin board in the Narthex.
Summer Sizzle! Come join in a summer of fun and food. Our evenings will
begin with Mass at 6:15, and then we will move over to the YOUTH hall for
games (board, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, ga-ga, kick ball, etc or a movie. Each
night we will fire up the grill for burgers and hotdogs. All middle school and high
school youth are welcome! Must have a 15/16 Form A and B on file.
June 10th, June 17th, July 8, July 15, July 29, Aug 5, Aug 12, Aug 19
** We are in need of 5 more adults to serve Verso L’alto as Faith Coaches
(small group leaders). For more information please see www.olqpwf.org/howto-help or contact Greg
Keep up with what’s going on at www.olqpwf.org/youth
“The proof of love is in the works. Where love exists, it works great things. But
when it ceases to act, it ceases to exist.”
— Saint Gregory the Great
Kid’s Corner
When the apostles last saw the Lord,
He told them he was leaving
But he gave them a mission
To keep following him and keep believing.
He said to go throughout the world
“Don’t just stay here, but go!”
You’ll work hard for me, but I’ll be with you.
And, for sure, I’ll let you know:”
“The Father will be near and
The Spirit will dwell inside
I’ll always be near.
In you the Trinity will abide.”
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Today is the Feast of the
Blessed Trinity. We celebrate the love
of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Let us thank and praise our God who
loves us with an everlasting love.
Note: Vacation Bible School will be held from
June 22 through June 26, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
Ages 4 years old through 6th grade are eligible
to attend. Registration will be held in the Narthex
after all the Masses.
Our Lady Queen of Peace
Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity
Growing in Faith
Growing in Faith
Dear Padre
Why doesn’t Jesus know everything God knows?
How can Jesus not know everything God knows?
Mark 13:32 says of the end of the world, “But of that day or hour, no one
knows, neither the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” If
Jesus, God the Father, and the Holy Spirit are one, how can Jesus not know
everything God knows?
In our studies about Jesus, Christology, we believe Jesus is 100 percent
human and 100 percent divine. Two natures in one person. That is a mystery.
So when Jesus says he does not know the day of the end of the world, he
means that his human nature does not know.
That same doctrine is the way we understand how Jesus as divine could
die—that is, his human part. That is how the Lord entered into our history and
can really save us: He is truly one of us.
Every person has free will. That means our choices are not predetermined.
God knows all our possible choices and how those choices will affect the
world. So there are multiple possible futures. God knows them all, so God
does know when the world will end.
The human mind cannot conceive every possible choice and every
possible effect. So just as Jesus had to learn to speak, in his humanity he
cannot know all possible futures.
[email protected]
Why do Catholic churches display crucifixes?
Many Christian churches display simple crosses or other peaceful symbols
of their faith. Non-Catholics wonder why we choose instead the crucifix, which
can be a disturbing image.
The crucifix is not just part of our Catholic identity. The Catholic Church
requires that a crucifix be visible during the celebration of Mass to remind us
of the sacrifice of Jesus on the altar of the Cross, which is made present for us
each time we celebrate the Holy Eucharist. It is a powerful representation of the
body and blood Jesus shed for us.
To Catholics, the crucifix is a symbol of the ultimate act of love. A cross recalls
the Resurrection and Jesus’ triumph over death. That is important to us, too. But
to fully understand our own redemption, we need to be reminded of what Jesus
had to endure, namely his Passion and death, before the Resurrection. We are
also reminded that God gave his only Son for our salvation. The Crucifix is a full
image of our redemption.
Dt 4:32-34, 39-40 / Rom 8:14-17 / Mt 28:16-20
When I was a young girl, I used to imagine I was adopted. This had
nothing to do with loving my parents and family, which I did. I think it was
one of the many steps in dealing with the life questions, “Who am I” and
“Who do I belong to?”
Later in my life, I met people who were actually adopted, and one said
the experience of being adopted gave him a much clearer sense of belonging
than I knew. “Someone chose me,” he said. “A family wanted me to belong
to them and they wanted to belong to me.”
Whenever I read today’s section of Paul’s Letter to the Romans, I
remember my friend and my own wondering. The questions of who we are
and whose we are don’t go away as we get into adulthood. New schools,
new jobs, and new family situations bring those questions into our minds,
sometimes with a force that surprises us.
There are times we feel as if we have lost ourselves and lost our way.
On other occasions, we might feel alone. When those moments come, all we
can do is trust that someone does love us and calls us to be our best selves.
In his letter, Paul reminds us who we are—the adopted children of God—
and in the process he also reminds us whose we are. We belong to God, and
we are grounded in this reality by our baptism in the name of the Father, the
Son, and the Holy Spirit.
God, in his being, is a love relationship. Is it any wonder that our belonging
grounds us in the dark times and gives us joy in the others. Is there anything
else we need to know?
Mary Katharine Deeley
[email protected]
Where is God when you need him?
God can be found one hundred times every day if we look for him. “So it was
you all along. Everyone I ever loved, it was you. Everything decent or fine that
ever happened to me, everything that made me reach out and try to be better,
it was you” C.S. Lewis.
When you need encouragement, God sends you a kind glance or a friendly
word. Look for his face in the person who gives it.
God surrounds us with beauty to help us think of him and remind us of his
love for us. Don’t miss the chance to appreciate a lovely garden or a mighty
When you are anxious or lonely, God comes to you in the sympathetic friend
who listens, or the stranger who smiles at you.
When we are on unfamiliar ground, God sends us a colleague to make us
feel comfortable at work or a neighbor to help us feel more at home.
Where is God when you need him? He is everywhere you are.
May 31 - The Most Holy Trinity
On the day of Pentecost the Holy Apostles received, as we have seen, the
grace of the Holy Ghost. In accordance with the injunction of their Divine Master,
they will soon start on their mission of teaching all nations, and baptizing them
in the Name of the Holy Trinity. It was but right, then, that the solemnity which
is intended to honor the mystery of One God in Three Divine Persons should
immediately follow that of Pentecost, with which it has a mysterious connection.
And yet, it was not until after many centuries that it was inserted in the cycle of
the Liturgical Year, whose completion is the work of successive ages.
June 1 - St. Justin, Martyr
June 2 - Sts. Marcellinus and Peter, Martyrs
June 3 - St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs
June 5 - St. Boniface, Bishop and Martyr
June 6 - St. Norbert, Bishop
June 7 - The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ
May 31, 2015
Adult Formation
The Rite of Christian Initiation
All are Welcome (even if you are already Catholic) to the Inquiry Sessions
to learn more about the Catholic Faith. R.C.I.A. Sessions begin on Thursday,
August 27. Childcare will be provided. Volunteers are NEEDED to help with
childcare (Safe Environment certification must be up to date). Call Deacon Jim
at 696-1253 if you are interested.
Divorced and Re-married?
If you are divorced and remarried outside of the Catholic Church without a
Decree of Invalidity, or if you are married outside of the Catholic Church, you
may not partake of the Sacraments, including the reception of Holy Communion.
Until it is shown otherwise through the ministry of the Tribunal, no person is free
to enter into another marriage without the appearance or occasion of serious
sin. A divorce alone would not affect, or hinder in any way, your participation
in the Catholic Church. A divorced Catholic is free to receive the sacraments.
However, if you are divorced and have remarried, or if you are divorced and
in a new relationship, or if you are living with someone without a Decree of
Invalidity (and your former spouse is still living) you may not partake of the
sacraments, including the reception of Holy Communion).
Consider seeking a Decree of Invalidity which will enable you to return to
a full participation in the sacramental life of the Church. For more information
contact Deacon Larry Bills at the Church office at 696-1253.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
In today’s gospel Jesus says, “I am with you always, until the end of the age.”
Bring Jesus into your marriage by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Weekend. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are June 12-14
and Aug. 14-16, 2015. Dates fill fast. To apply, visit our website at: http://www.
dfwme.org/apply. For more information e-mail [email protected] or call 469444-0904. Para mas informacion de Encuentro Matrimonial en Espanol, escriba
a [email protected] o visite http://www.seccion15.org/
Rachel Ministries
The impact on men, when they have lost a child to abortion, can equal the pain
and anguish suffered by women who abort. Anyone who regrets their abortion
is welcome on a Rachel’s Vineyard Retreat - women, men, couples. Come find
healing, hope and forgiveness.
Rachel Ministries • 817-923-4757
Next Retreat Sept. 11
Natural Family Planning Classes
The Couple to Couple League is offering NFP classes at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church in Wichita Falls, Texas. This is a 3-part class, and the next class series
will take place on Sundays from 1:30- 4:30pm in the Berend Room. If you would
like to sign up for this class or any other upcoming classes, please go to www.
ccli.org and fill out the online registration form. If you have any questions, you
may contact Lauren Morath at (940)544-2515 [email protected]
Vocation awareness progr am
JUNE 26 - 28, 2015 UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS, IRVING, A Catholic University
A weekend of discernment helps single Catholic men and women, ages 18 – 40, find answers about life as a Priest, Sister,
Brother or Consecrated Lay Woman. It includes presentations, panel discussions, Q&A periods and one-on-one conferences
with diocesan and order Priests, Sisters and Brothers. There are no fees, private rooms and meals are furnished, and no one
will pressure you or seek a commitment. To learn more and apply, visit vapinfo.org or contact Fr. James Wilcox at the Ft.
Worth Diocese, 817-945-9320, [email protected]
Visit vapinfo.org. Application deadline June 15.
Sponsored by the Vocations Offices and Serra Clubs of Dallas and Fort Worth
Vocation awareness progr am
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JUNE 26 - 28, 2015 UNIVERSITY OF DALLAS, IRVING, A Catholic University
A weekend of discernment helps single Catholic men and women, ages 18 – 40, find answers about life as a Priest, Sister,
Brother or Consecrated Lay Woman. It includes presentations, panel discussions, Q&A periods and one-on-one conferences
with diocesan and order Priests, Sisters and Brothers. There are no fees, private rooms and meals are furnished, and no one
will pressure you or seek a commitment. To learn more and apply, visit vapinfo.org or contact Fr. James Wilcox at the Ft.
Worth Diocese, 817-945-9320, [email protected]
Visit vapinfo.org. Application deadline June 15.
Sponsored by the Vocations Of fices and Serra Clubs of Dallas and For t Wor th
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