4 JUL 7-8, 2012ISSUE 28
Welcome to Good Shepherd Chapel
Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Scripture Hard of face and obstinate of heart are they to whom I am sending you. (Ezekiel 2:4) Therefore, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and constraints, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak, then I am strong. (1 Corinthians 12:10) And they took offense at him. Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and among his own kin and in his own house.” (Mark 6:3,4) Reflection How do Ezekiel and Paul encounter and speak about human weakness? How does the human spirit live with human weakness – by conquering or accepting? How does accepting weakness become strength? If human weakness is inevitable how does Jesus, the disciples and prophets neutralize its effect on humans? Thus I use up my life in the desire for pleasures, and the thirst for experiences, for power, honor, knowledge, and love, to cloth this false self and construct this nothingness into something that is real. And I wind experiences around myself and cover myself with pleasures and glory like bandages in order to make myself perceptible to myself and to the world, as if I were an invisible body that could only become visible when something visible covered its surface. But there is no substance under the things with which I am clothed. I am hollow, and my structure of ambitions has no foundation.1
Pastor: Fr. Joseph Lea (267) 243-5861 NCOIC: SSG. Clarence Slaughter (706) 791-4308 Deacon: - Rev. Mr. David Kriegel firstname.lastname@example.org - Rev. Mr. Kelley Culver email@example.com PLC: Lola Rivera (706) 791-2945 firstname.lastname@example.org RE Coordinator: Sherry Wodicka email@example.com RCIA: Kelley Culver (706) 855-9893 firstname.lastname@example.org Music Director: Sonia Rivera email@example.com MCCW: Kim Besel, (706) 855-9275 firstname.lastname@example.org Knights of Columbus: Tim McCarthy
Merton, Thomas, New Seeds of Contemplation, p. 35. Retrieved from ParishVision Llc 2012, www.ParishVision.org.
From the Religious Support Office’s Desk
Our new Garrison Chaplain, CH (COL) Watson arrives on July 16, 2012. We are preparing to welcome him and his Family to Fort Gordon Faith Community. Also, Friday, July 27th the RSO will host the Chaplain Corps Anniversary picnic near the swimming pool area next to Teresa’s Mexican Restaurant. A cake cutting ceremony and hamburger/hot dog cookout will be a part of the event. All are welcome to come and be part of the celebration. Time of event will be announced in the weeks to follow.
Attention EME, Lectors and Ushers
The Schedule Coordinator will be starting the next quarter's schedules around July 14. This schedule will cover until January 13, 2013. Please let him know if you will be unavailable during any part of the upcoming quarter. This coming quarter has several special masses including Thanksgiving, its vigil, and midnight mass for Christmas and New Year. Please advise if you would like to volunteer for any of those masses. Also, if you volunteer for more than one mass, confirm this information, and which mass you prefer to serve at. Please let me know by July 13th if possible. Thank you. email@example.com
Youth Ministry: Laura Pizzi firstname.lastname@example.org EME: Judy Kriegel, (706) 869-9781 Altar Servers: Alex Besel email@example.com Lectors: Tom Dean, (706) 860-6946 firstname.lastname@example.org Ushers/Greeters: Ron Shannon email@example.com Flowers Ministry: Fran Simpson firstname.lastname@example.org Welcome Sunday: Gilda Fontimayor
Webmaster: Judy Culver email@example.com Liturgical Schedule: Brian Musha firstname.lastname@example.org Editor: Lola Rivera email@example.com
Monday & Wednesday: 11:30am Saturday: 5:00pm Sunday: 8:30am and 10:00am RECONCILIATION Saturday: 4:00pm-4:45pm Sunday: 7:45am-and 9:30am
St. Michael’s is conducting a designated offering this weekend for the “Military Council of Catholic Women (MCCW).” This program fosters and nourishes Catholic military spouses and AD military women in spirituality, leadership and service. Thank you for your generosity. Please know that this offering is directed by the office of the Chief of Chaplains. Parish Council Financial Advisor, Al Calvi
In this issue
PARISH HAPPENINGS NEWS COMMUNITY HAPPENINGS EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES & MORE
SAINT MICHAEL’S MISSION STATEMENT
Saint Michael’s Catholic Community is a group of Catholic Christians associated with the Armed Forces under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and the Archdioceses for the Military Services served by the pastoral leadership of our priest(s), deacon(s), and religious. The community is dedicated to exemplifying Christian community by proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ through worship, service, and witness to the people of Fort Gordon and surrounding communities.
Would you like to Donate Flowers for a Special Intention? Military Council of Catholic Women (MCCW)
Call to Conference!
Get ready for the MCCW Worldwide Conference to be held in St. Louis, Missouri October 4-8, 2012. The keynote speaker will be Mark Shea--a premier Catholic apologist, author, and speaker. We will gather at the beautiful Millennium Hotel, which is located in the heart of downtown St. Louis adjacent to the world-famous Gateway Arch and just one block from the Old Cathedral. Our parish is able to send ten women, so sign up now! We require a $100.00 refundable deposit. The deposit is refundable upon attendance. Any cancellations after registration has been sent are non refundable and the money will be deposited into the MCCW account. Registration forms are available at the mccw-worldwide.org under the conferences tab. Please print and return ASAP. We want to get the early registration discount. We are aiming at double occupancy $395 per person so please choose a roommate. We need a volunteer to be the organizer for this event. The organizer will handle all deposits, organize attendees when we are given our task for conference, keep attendees up to date on all conference info, arrange for meeting/departure to and from conference. Please contact Kim Besel at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
You can donate flowers for a special intention, such as, in memory of the death of a loved one, or in celebration of your wedding anniversary, or birthday. Please, contact the Flowers Ministry Coordinator Fran Simpson for more information at email@example.com or 706-651-1738.
28 July 2012, from 11:30—2pm
At 3352 Milledgeville Road, Augusta GA 30909
Knights of Columbus
Monthly Meeting Please know that our next meeting will be on Tuesday July 10, 2012 in Bldg. 13 at 1830. Social and the meeting starts at 1900 hours. Contact the Grand Knight Tim McCarthy if you have any questions at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Food Drive for Those in Need Help us collect TONS of food by donating food this month for those individuals and families less fortunate in the Augusta area! The Knights of Columbus are collecting non-perishable food items this month to donate to the Catholic Social Services. Please, place your donations in the collection box located in the social room. Contact the Grand Knight Tim McCarthy if you have any questions. Thank you for your support and charity!
Great Food and Great Company!
Choir Practice is on Thursdays in Building 13, located in the Religious Education Complex. Children and Adults: 7:00 pm. Singers and musicians are welcomed! Contact Sonia Rivera at (706) 627-0637 or send her an email at
Attention EME, Lectors and Ushers
Mr. Brian Musha is the Liturgical Schedule Coordinator. He will coordinate periodically the schedule for the Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Eucharist, and Ushers. Please, contact him if you have any questions, concerns, or need to make any changes to your service preferences. email@example.com
Altar Servers Training!!!
A new Altar Servers training session will be scheduled soon. Please check the bulletin for upcoming information. Please contact the Altar Servers Coordinator, Alex Besel at (706) 855-9275, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Parish is looking for families who would like to bring up the gifts at each mass. Please contact the Ushers Coordinator, Ron Shannon.
Confirmation & First Communion Certificates
Confirmation and First Communion certificates are ready to pick up at the Parish office Mon-Thurs from 8am-2pm. Please, contact the Parish Life Coordinator, Lola Rivera if you have any questions at email@example.com. Thank you.
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We have started a complete “SEVEN YEAR” audit of all of our sacramental records. We need your help to re-verify every Catholic Baptism, First Holy Communion, Confirmation and Marriage that took place here on post, whether in Good Shepherd Chapel or another facility on post, from 2005 up to 2012. It does not matter who performed the sacrament — whether the Archbishop, Bishops, former priests, visiting priests or deacons. Please, contact Lola Rivera, preferable by email firstname.lastname@example.org, if you, or a family member have received any sacrament in this time period. Provide us with four points of information: full name of the person who received the sacrament, which sacrament this person received, who performed the sacrament, and the date. Also, if you are in contact with former parishioners that have received sacraments during this time period and they have moved. Please ask them to contact us as soon as possible. Your help will be much appreciated. Thank you.
Knights of Columbus Installation Ceremony 14 JULY 2012 After 5pm Mass. All are invited Join us to welcome and congratulate the new selected officers
YOUTH MINISTRY news
Youth Conference Info
Hundreds of youth from around the Atlanta area will gather in the Gwinnett Center in Duluth for the Steubenville Atlanta Conference, to be held July 13 to 15. The weekend is centered around Jesus Christ, present in the Eucharist at Mass and in adoration, and his Holy Spirit, speaking through God's Word in Scripture and the magisterial teaching of the Church to bring the life and love of the Father to every human heart. If you are interested please contact Laura Pizzi as soon as possible @ email@example.com. Only a few spaces are still available. Go to http://lifeteen.com/events/life-teen-steubenville-atlanta/schedule/ for more information.
We are recruiting new volunteers for the different ministries that we have in our parish. Contact the Parish Life Coordinator if you are interested in serving our community. There are many open opportunities some of them are listed in page 5. firstname.lastname@example.org
CYM Upcoming Events
Carowinds Trip on July 26th July 13-15, Steubenville Youth Conference. Please keep our Youth and chaperones in prayer.
August 19, 2012 at 10 AM Mass.
Youth are encouraged to do the readings, serve as ushers, sing in the choir, and present the gifts during Mass. Please contact the Youth Ministry Coordinator if you are interested in participating. We have choir practice on Thursdays at 7:00pm. Contact us if you have any questions at email@example.com
We are always in need of adults to chaperon for youth activities. Please contact Laura Pizzi if you can assist as a chaperone for any of these events firstname.lastname@example.org
Lighthouse Catholic Media Free downloads!
Lighthouse Catholic Media has partnered with the Archdiocese for the Military Services to offer 9 free downloads (1 per month). The Military Download of the Month offers a monthly talk about the Catholic faith. Several of the downloads have welcome messages from Archbishop Broglio. Sign up now to listen, pray and grow in faith. Through the generosity of donors these free audio downloads are available to Military personnel, Veterans, A family member of Military personnel, Parent, child or sibling of any fallen Military member. Follow this link to https://www.lighthousecatholicmedia.org/military for this free service to receive these audio downloads and grow in faith.
Peter & Cheryl Mclaughlin
40th Wedding Anniversary, July 8th
Volunteers Workshop Day! August 11th, 2012 from 11-3pm At Good Shepherd Chapel
We will celebrate Welcome Sunday on July 29 at 10am. Join us for breakfast as we welcome the new families and single soldiers. Please, contact the Welcome Sunday Coordinator Gilda Fontimayor for more information, at email@example.com
Catholic Divorce Ministry at St. Teresa of Avila
Are you a divorced or separated Catholic and wondering "Where do I go from here"? St. Teresa of Avila Divorce ministry meets weekly on Sunday afternoons from 1:45-3:45 in the Parish Conference Room, 4921 Columbia Rd., Grovetown. A series of DVD presentations from "The Catholics Divorce Survival" by Rose Sweet addresses such important issues as Finding the Right Direction, Getting Through your Anger, Learing to Forgive, Dealing with Family, The church's teaching on Annulment, (It's not a Catholic Divorce), Handling Money Wisely and more. The DVD presentations are given by noted Catholic professionals and clergy. The healing power of Christ through His Church and the Sacraments will relate to your heartache and lead you to hope. This is not a therapy group, but is guided by trained peer facilitators who have similar life experiences and are willing to share their time and talent to help others. The Catholic Church welcomes you with open loving arms. All Divorced and Separated Catholics are cordially invited to join for dinner on July 22nd. We will meet at Augsburg Haus, 4460 Liberty Square Shopping Center, across from the Evans Walmart at 4:30 pm. For more information please contact Sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-860-2977 or Karea at email@example.com, 706-836-4406
For Teens, 7th Grade & Above (and Adults too - any age)
Conducting . . .
“Sky” Mission VBS
July 13 & 20 from 10:00 to 2:00 at the Religious Ed Center, Building “13”
For info, contact Gail Fitzpatrick @ 706-284-7618 Randy Dillard @ 706-791-4703
at Christ Episcopal Church Soup Kitchen Planning Retreats:
July 23, 24, 25 from 8:30 to 12:00 noon at Christ Episcopal, 1900 Green Street
PLC’s Office Hours
The Parish Life Coordinator is available to assist you the following days: Monday thru Thursday: 10am to 2pm. After hours assistance only by appointment at (443) 223-1125
There is simply no place more appropriate than the home for pastors to interact with their parishioners in a personal manner. And this holds true whether such interaction is for the purpose of leading a person to Christ, reclaiming a lost soul, or offering support and guidance. For this reason, our Pastor, Father Joseph would like to start Pastoral Visitations to give parishioners the opportunity of meeting and knowing him. He would like to visit parishioners’ homes twice a week, so if you are interested in receiving the special visit of our Pastor, please contact the PLC Lola Rivera to schedule a Pastoral visitation @ (706) 791-2945, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Father Joseph is looking forward to visit your home, talk and pray with you and your family in earnestness and humility.
Private confessions at St. Michael’s are available for you before Mass on Saturdays 4pm and Sundays at 8am in the confessional box located in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, but also face-to-face and by appointment at your convenience. Confessions are available in Spanish when Father Joseph celebrates mass.
Arrangements for marriage preparation should be made at least six months in advance of the proposed date. If there has been a prior marriage that has not been annulled by the Catholic Church, more time may be required. Participation in a marriage preparation workshop/program is required. Initially, all requests of information should be directed to the Catholic Pastor at (267) 243-5861.
New to our Parish?
Please take a minute and fill out our registration form. You can find these forms in the counter located in the social room. You may give the form to the Parish Life Coordinator, or to the chaplain assistant on duty. You can also download the form from our website if this is more convenient for you, and send it to email@example.com. Welcome!
In order to receive Baptism, parent(s) must be registered and attending Mass. Dates and times of Baptism can ONLY be set after registering for Pre-Baptism class, and talking with a Priest. Baptism and preparation for Baptism must be arranged 30 days in advance. Contact the PLC if you need assistance.
Adoration on Wednesday
Join us for adoration this coming Wednesday at 6:30pm. We meet every week to spend and dedicate an hour in Eucharistic Adoration. This is a great way to increase your faith and help you with your prayer life.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
The RCIA program is the process through which interested adults and older children are gradually introduced to the Roman Catholic doctrine and way of life. Contact Kelley Culver if you need assistance at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Anyone wishing to see the Catholic Pastor for religious counseling issues may contact our Pastor. All requests of information should be directed
to Father Joseph at (267) 243-5861.
Anointing of the Sick
If you are in need of this sacrament, or if you are going to be hospitalized, please contact Father Joseph (267) 243-5861
Wedding Anniversary & Marriage Vow Renewal
Send us an email if you are celebrating your wedding anniversary next month, email@example.com. We also encourage you to let us know if you would like to renew your marriage vows at Mass, at least two weeks in advance. Requests can be submitted at: firstname.lastname@example.org Writing Checks: When writing checks for our weekend collections, please make sure you write the check to “CTOF” (Chapel Tithes and Offering Fund) Also remember , if you write a check $250 or above, you may ask for a receipt from the chaplain assistant.
Parish Council Meeting
St. Michael’s Parish Council Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday August 7th, 2012. The meeting will be at Good Shepherd Chapel (GSC), social room at 5:30 pm.
Change of Address or Moving?
Please advise the Parish Life Coordinator when you have any change of address or telephone number, or if you are moving away.
(COL) JEFF LEPAK, PRESIDENT email@example.com HERMAN GONZALEZ, VICE-P firstname.lastname@example.org LOREN SIMPSON, SECRETARY email@example.com ALDO CALVI, FINANCIAL ADVISOR firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to offer a Mass for the repose of the soul of a loved one, or any other intention, you are encouraged to use one of our Mass cards from the bulletin board located in the hallway next to the Sacristy. You can also send it to the PLC via email at email@example.com.
“Confession heals, confession justifies, confession grants pardon of sin, all hope consists in confession; in confession there is a chance for mercy”— St. Isidore of Seville
Spiritual Warfare— What is The Full Armor of God. Written by Jamie Rae
Be Ready for Spiritual Battle
"Finally my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against
the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly paces. Therefore, take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand." (Ephesians 6:10-13) Every human on earth has struggles at one time or another. For some, life can seem like a series of battles, one after another. For this reason, many people have turned to God for rest, or sought to fortify their relationship with Him in order to settle their hearts and be at peace. Whenever Christians set out to get closer to God, they find peace, and as they pray and read the Bible more, Christians can access the mind of Christ to receive revelation and divine wisdom. Having a strong relationship with God brings understanding to a Christian's life and gives them strength. It offers freedom from bondages and change from the inside out. When Christians rely on prayer and Scripture, they learn to respond to stressful situations differently and to more carefully consider their thoughts, words and actions in all their relationships. At the same time, it is critical that Christians keep in mind that they are members of the Army of God. For those who are repelled by war in the natural, this can be a struggle in itself. Many Christians have refused to consider themselves soldiers, and having done so, limited the power of God in their lives and been weakened by the continual barrage of attacks that the enemy has planned and executed against the unarmed. Christians don't have enough strength of their own to fight and win the spiritual battle, which began when one of God's angels rebelled against Him and one-third of the angels joined forces. Having been cast out of heaven, Satan and his demons were sent to earth. The goals of these evil forces are to deceive humanity, thwart God's purposes, prevent unbelievers from placing faith in Christ, limit a Christian's power and stop the Gospel from being spread around the world. To counteract the deeds of rebellious angels in the unseen world, God designed special armor that He has instructed Christians to wear. The full Armor of God as described in Ephesians 6:14-18 includes a belt, shield, breastplate, sandals, helmet and a sword. It sounds heavy, but this armor is spiritual in nature and weightless. But like physical armor, it requires Christians to put it on every day. Putting on the Armor of God can be done in prayer, by reading Scripture or during times of praise and worship. With the armor on, Christians have offensive and defensive weapons that will not only ward off attacks from Satan and demons. The Armor also provides Christians with a way to destroy the works of the enemy in their lives and on behalf of others. "Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." (Ephesians 6:14-18) The Armor of God series continues with The Belt of Truth, The Breastplate of Righteousness, Helmet of Salvation, Sword of the Spirit and Feet Shod with the Preparation of the Gospel. Retrieved from http://www.sharefaith.com
Recruiting New Volunteers— There are many ways to help your community within the parish. Demostrate God’s love by volunteering some of your time. The following are some of the many volunteer opportunities for you. Contact the Parish Life Coordinator if you have questions or need further information. firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Michael’s Day Coordinator Our parish is looking for a volunteer to coordinate and organize our annual event in honor of our patron saint, “St. Michael the Archangel.” The planning for this event is done in consultation with the Pastor, Parish Life Coordinator, and might be approved by Parish Council. St. Michael’s event will be celebrated on September 30th. If you are interested in coordinating St. Michael’s day this year, please contact the PLC as soon as possible at email@example.com
POSITION DESCRIPTION (THIS IS A VOLUNTEER POSITION.) The Special Events Coordinator will oversee all aspects of events based on food service for approximately 4-8 events a year, including our annual event “St. Michael’s Day.” QUALIFICATIONS Good communication skills. Enjoy working with a variety of people. Ability to organize volunteers for decoration and food preparation. Good with details. Enjoy being a host/hostess at events. Ability to adjust plans and redirect volunteers under pressure. GIFTS PREFERRED: Helps and Hospitality; Administration is a plus. RESPONSIBILITIES: Organize the preparation and serving of meals, and fellowship for the Membership class 3-4 times each year. These events are held on weekends. Oversee the preparation and serving of food at 3-4 visitor receptions each year. The planning for these events is done with the Parish Life Coordinator, and might be approved by the Pastor and Parish Council. Confirm date of event and time with the Parish Council. Plan meal and decoration within given budget and under Parish Council approval. Recruit additional volunteers. The Special Events Coordinator is required to brief the Parish Council. Questions? Please contact the PLC, firstname.lastname@example.org
Care Ministry Coordinator
We are looking for a volunteer to coordinate the Care Ministry. This ministry assists parishioners who are sick at home or hospital. The ministry coordinator is responsible for coordinating visits in consultation with the senior pastor and PLC. The coordinator will be willing to visit parishioners who request this assistance, share the Word of God and prayer with them, and offer Holy Communion at the time of visit. If this is your call, or you need further information, please contact us at email@example.com. Volunteer Coordinator Needed Volunteers are the back bone of our parish, and most important, they help us to spread the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ. We are looking for a person who would like to be St. Michael’s Volunteer Coordinator. Please, contact the PLC and ask her for a copy of the job description to learn about its requirements and responsibilities. firstname.lastname@example.org Adult Altar Servers Wanted We are looking for adult altar servers to assist at Mass, especially at Saturday 5pm and Sunday 8:30am masses. Please, contact Alex Besel if you are interested in becoming an altar server. This is a great opportunity to serve our Lord. email@example.com Evangelization Coordinator We are looking for volunteers to coordinate the Evangelization ministry. Please, contact Lola Rivera if you are interested in coordinating this ministry, or if you need more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
PO REQUEST PROCESS
Ministry Leaders are required to follow the following Parish Financial guideline to submit Purchase Order (PO) requests. NO EXCEPTIONS. PO request forms can be found for your convenience in the first bulletin board located in the hallway. You may deposit your PO request in the PLC mailbox at anytime. - POs need to be submitted by the 15th of each month (for the following month) to ensure the Fund Manager processes requests and get them approved. - Ministry Heads or Committee Coordinators are responsible for pricing and submitting the required information to either the Parish Financial Advisor or the PLC. Add a few days to this process. - Ensure the required information is completed to avoid delay in the PO request process. - Name of the store, point of contact, address and phone number. - Include Activity name in the Program Description box and Name of Point of Contact and valid phone number (Ex. St. Michael’s Day. POC Lola Rivera (443) 223-1125.) - Date the items are needed (date of the event. Ex. 12DEC11) - Item Description (specify name, brand, code, color, size, and many other details that makes easy to identify the item. Ex. Levis Jeans, black, size 34 waist, 31 length), and quantity of the items. (Ex. “3”, 2-Liters Diet Coke) - Price per unit. (Round prices. Do not be afraid to inflate the price a little bit. Ex. $7.50, you can write $10), - The requester of the purchase is responsible to make arrangements to do the purchases. If this person cannot accompany the cardholder, he/she must coordinate with another person within his/her group to do it. Note: The cardholder, PLC, or Financial Advisor are not required to do the purchase. Please, submit your PO requests to Aldo Calvi, email@example.com. Thank you.
By John Mulderig Catholic News Service NEW YORK (CNS) -- The familiar Hollywood trope of the grown man who cannot grow up gets a fantasy twist in the sporadically funny, but excessively vulgar comedy "Ted" (Universal). Given that the film represents the big-screen launch of television's Seth MacFarlane -- aka the "Family Guy" guy -- devotees of that series will know pretty well what to expect from the start. MacFarlane, who directed and co-wrote (with Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild) uses a mix of live action and computer-generated animation to chart the long-standing friendship between slacker John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) and the titular teddy bear (voiced by MacFarlane). As opening scenes set in 1985 explain, John was a lonely child who longed for friends. One Christmas, he made a wish that his favorite plush toy would come to life and be his best buddy forever. And so it miraculously came to pass. Jump ahead to the present where the unshakable bond between these two is being tested by tensions surrounding John's romance with successful PR executive Lori (Mila Kunis), his live-in girlfriend of four years' standing. Due in large part to Ted's negative influence, John is going nowhere fast. Not only has he so far failed to put a ring on it, professionally he's underachieving in his work as a car rental agent. That's hardly surprising, since he tends to spend a large percentage of the workday smoking pot with Ted. Along with a love of illegal substances, MacFarlane endows the anything-but-cuddly Ted with a foul mouth and a taste for the company of prostitutes. Though he eventually displays good intentions and even self-sacrificing concern for John's best interests, Ted's loutish ways endure. Presumably meant to register as amusing, they instead grind against the grain. The film contains occasional irreverence, a benign view of drug use, cohabitation, brief upper female and rear nudity, a same-sex kiss, much sexual and scatological humor, numerous uses of profanity and pervasive rough and crude language. The Catholic News Service classification is O -- morally offensive. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is R -- restricted. Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Retrieved from http://www.catholicnews.com/
Christians are Indebted to the Faithful Believers
The difference between the household and family of God is similar to the difference between a person's immediate and extended family. All Christians everywhere are a part of the family of God, but for simplicity and understanding, the local church of faithful followers of the Lord Jesus Christ make up the household. “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.” (Galatians 6:10) In this context, especially means most of all. Most of all, do good to the faithful believers. In the New Testament, each time the first and great commandment is quoted, it is accompanied by the second, which is “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Feelings cannot be commanded, so it must be understood that love is not a feeling or an emotion. Love is a decision. Next, it is necessary to understand who a neighbor is. Clue. It is not always the people next door or across the street. From studying context and usage, the neighbors to love most of all are fellow believers. The first time the second commandment comes up is in the context of various laws to govern social conduct within the community of God's people. “You shall not go about as a talebearer among your people; nor shall you take a stand against the life of your neighbor: I am the Lord. You shall not hate your brother in your heart. You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.” (Leviticus 19:16-18) Within the Ten Commandments, (listed in both Exodus 20:3-17 and Deuteronomy 5:7-21) the last five are regarding actions against a neighbor, specifically the last two; don't bear false witness against him and don't covet his wife, house, property, servants or anything that belongs to him. God's Word still stands as the standard of excellence and a beacon to show believers the right way to live. God thought that it all needed repeating, so it pops up again and again, not only four times in the Gospels, but also in the church epistles. “Owe no one anything except to love one another, for he who loves another has fulfilled the law.” Paul then lists the last five commandments, and concludes that they “are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.” (Romans 13:8-10) Love is owed. It is a perpetual debt or obligation to perform. Paul wrote that love among each other should be without hypocrisy, and John wrote to not just love in word only, just talk, but to love with deeds. God's Word is not burdensome because the doing of it always produces blessings and benefits. Simply, it is the right thing to do, and, by the way, it is commanded. The believer's duty to the household includes loving service, exemplified by Jesus. After washing His disciples' feet, Jesus said, “If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you.” (John 13:14, 15) The word ought is the same as owe in Romans 13:8. Jesus was teaching them that they are obligated to serve each other. This is the debt of love, the believer's duty to the household. The first century church is still the best model. They stayed doctrinally unified with their leadership, and shared with each other what they were learning from God's Word. They got together for meals and prayed for each other, believing together for the blessings of God. They sold what they did not need and distributed the proceeds so that needs were met. This became a joyful and powerful lifestyle of fellowship. God was glorified and thousands of people were attracted to this new way of life, which was pure Christianity. John got the message. “By this we know Rachel’s Vineyard Ministry if you have feelings of grief, anxiety, guilt, depression, emotional love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for or spiritual problems due to a past abortion know that you are not the brethren. But whoever has this world's alone. The Rachel’s Vineyard Ministry is here to help with pro- goods, and sees his brother in need, and fessional counseling, Post Abortion Healing Retreats and emo- shuts up his heart from him, how does the tional support. For additional information, please contact Stepha- love of God abide in him?” (1 John 3:16, nie May 912-201-4059 firstname.lastname@example.org. Complete confidenti- 17). Jesus said that people will recognize His ality will be honored at all times. disciples if they have love for one another. Pro-Life Mass & Rosary Those that show love to the household of For your information, there is a Mass the first Saturday of each believers not only illustrate the example of month at Saint Mary on the Hill, 9:15 am followed by a Pro-Life Jesus Christ, but also are a testimony to Rosary at Preferred Health Center right after (approximately unbelievers. Jesus said “Let your light so 10:15am). This activity is NOT organized by our parish, but you shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in are invited to participate to support the Right to Life. heaven.”
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ADULTS PROGRAMS Coffee and Theology
Coffee and Theology is a religious education for adults that meet on Sundays at 11:30am at the RSO Bld. 29601. Contact Tom Dean (706) 860-6946 if you have any question.
St. Michael’s Bible Study is on Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the activity room. We are studying a Bible Study on the Books of Hebrews. Contact Tom Dean.
RE SPOTLIGHT NEWS
Catechists Needed Upcoming Training
RE will have a Teachers Training on May 19 from 9-3pm in Bldg 13 for current and prospective teachers teaching CCD next year. The training will provide you with teaching techniques, and information on teachers certification, and other important information to make your teaching experience a successful one!.
St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host— by the Divine Power of God thrust into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits, who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
CCD will be back in August!!
We are recruiting catechists for the new CCD year. If you are interested in teaching religious education, please contact us. Experience is not required. We will provide you with the training and teaching resources that you need. We need teachers and substitute teachers for grades PreK through High School. Contact Sherry Wodicka @ (706) 592-6478 or email@example.com
Religious Education Coordinator Office Hours
The Religious Education Coordinator is available to meet with parents for enrolling their children at the Religious Education Complex, building 7 the following days: Mon– Wed- Fri : 9am to 12pm. After hours assistance only by appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org or (706) 592-6478.
Weekend Masses Saturday 17:00 Sunday 08:30 & 10:00 Daily Mass Mon & Wed 11:30 Mon-Friday DDEAMC 11:45 Reconciliation Saturday 16:00 Sunday 08:00 Rosary Saturday 16:30 Sunday 08:00 Communion (Sick/ Homebound): Father Joseph Lea Weddings Contact PLC Baptisms Contact PLC Liturgy Contact PLC Adoration Wednesday 18:30 Religious Education (RE) Sunday 11:30 (adults) (RSO)
PRAY FOR OUR MILITARY
Please remember in your prayers all those who are deployed, their families and friends during their deployments. If your loved one is one of them, or you know any deployed military personnel send us his or her name, so we can include it in our daily prayers. Send your prayer request to email@example.com PVT Seth Tilton SFC Nathan Varner CW3 James Omer Cote Major John Curry CPT Bontea SrA James Varner CPO Ronnie Amaya
PRAY FOR EXPECTANT MOTHERS
Please pray for our expectant mothers and their babies. If you are a member of St. Michael’s Parish and expecting a baby, or have a friend or relative who is a expecting a baby, please send us her name to add it to our list @ firstname.lastname@example.org Kim Besel Gabriela Baron-Medina Betsy Joy Pizzi Norelynn Riggins Maybeth Francone Aileen Cadiente Jessica Burris
PRAY FOR THE SICK
Please pray for our sick and their families. If you know of any parishioner who is sick or is hospitalized, please send us the name to add it to our list @ email@example.com
DNC Kelley Culver Mark Francone Noel Ivan Guereni
Andrew Priddy Angela Blancos
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