17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Think of the boy in today’s Gospel who gave his lunch away! The first missionary journey of Apostles with Jesus resulted in a huge crowd around them. Seeing the hungry crowd, Jesus had compassion for them and fed them by multiplying a boy’s lunch of five loaves of bread and two fish (Jn 6: 1-15). In our First Reading, the prophet Elisha said to his servant to give the one hundred men twenty barley loaves and fresh grain to eat, but the servant replied that it would not be enough for one hundred men. But Elisha insisted and there was food left over (2 Kings 4:42-44).
It does not matter to God the quantity of what you can share, but your willingness to share from what you have, and then God will work miracles. Just as Jesus was concerned for the poor and hungry, so must we also be. We do not have to look far to discover them; they are right in our own neighborhoods. “I was hungry and you gave me food” (Mt 25:35).
YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY EVENTS FOR AUGUST
The Young Adult Ministry of SJN invites all of our young adults to Confession at 6:00pm followed by Holy Mass at 6:30pm each Monday through August 10th. Fellowship at a nearby restaurant usually follows after Mass.
Please join us and make some new friends! On Monday, August 3rd, we ar e inviting all young adults from our deanery (14 parishes) to join us for Mass at 6:30 pm, followed by dinner and a discussion about how to make a vibrant Young Adult Ministry within our own parish and also within our surrounding community. Your presence and input is wanted! Pizza, salad, dessert, and drinks will be provided for $5.00 per person. Mark your calendars and plan on attending. We look forward to seeing you!
SJN will need to have 70 people willing to volunteer in one of the following ways:
- Provide part of a dinner (Sunday-Saturday)
- Dinner/Evening Hospitality Host (5:30 – 8:00)
- Provide breakfast items
- Provide lunch on Saturday
- Overnight Host *8:00pm – 7:00am)
- Day Host (Saturday 8:00 – noon; noon to 4:00)
- Van Driver Host (Saturday or Sunday)
- Facility Set up (Saturday 10:00 -1:00; Sunday 1::00- 3:00)
- Facility Breakdown (Sunday 7:00am -10:00am)
- Donation of gift cards to Walmart, Purblix, or Kroger
*Training: (*mandatory for some volunteer positions)
SJN 21st Table of Fellowship Pot Luck Supper
Saturday, August 8th, 2015 at 6:00 pm (after the 5:00 pm Saturday Vigil Mass) in Reynolds Hall
What to bring? (use last initial for this helpful guide:)
- A-J bring Side Dish(es) and/or Salads
- K - P - bring Dessert(s)
- Q - Z - bring Main Dish(es)
Mark your calendar for our Parish Fall Festival!
Saturday, October 3rd from 10 am - 4 pm
Mark your calendar and plan to come!
Calling all crafters!
SJN St. Vincent de Paul Pantry Corner…CURRENT PANTRY NEEDS:
Our St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry is in urgent need of several items. If you are in a position to, please consider donating:
- Canned Fruit and Canned Vegetables,
- Toilet Paper,
- Uncooked Rice and Uncooked Beans,
- Tomato Sauce,
- Cooking Oil, and/or Powdered Milk.
All pantry goods can be left in the wooden bin downstairs near the elevator. Or you can always drop them off when we're open --Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings. We'd love for you to stop by!
Nuestra Despensa de San Vicente de Paul está en la necesidad urgente de algunos artículos. Si usted está en la posición de,
por favor considere donar:
- Latas de Frutas y Vegetales,
- Papel Sanitario,
- Arroz sin cocinar y Frijoles sin cocinar,
- Salsa de Tomate,
- Aceite de Cocinar,
- y o Leche en Polvo.
Las donaciones pueden ser colocadas en la caja de madera que se encuentra detrás del elevador del primer nivel de la iglesia. O también, usted siempre puede llevarlos directamente a la despensa del Centro Neumann los Martes en la noche y Sábados en la mañana. ¡Nos encantará que usted nos visite!
We, the members of St. John Neumann Parish, are a welcoming community of diverse Christians who are called to:
Proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ in word and deed,
Seek a continual renewal of mind and heart as disciples of the Lord Jesus,
Proactively address the needs of our Parish and extra-Parish communities, particularly through the Corporal Works of Mercy,
Share our time, talents, and treasure, as good stewards of the gifts given, and
Celebrate our faith through liturgical prayer and the sacraments of our Roman Catholic Church.