Saint Thomas More Parish & Academy 4275 Fourth Street, Southeast Washington, D.C. 20032 Telephone: 202-562-0431 Fax: 202-563-7347 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.stthomasmoredc.org School: 202-561-1189 June 17, 2012 Pastoral Staff: Mass Schedule Rev. Raymond Moore, Pastor, x12 Saturday 5:00 pm (Rectory Chapel) Rev. John Kinter, In residence, x16 Sunday 8:45 am Youth Choir Deacon Richard L. Walker, x30 11:30 am Gospel Choir Ms. Patricia Hamilton, Pastoral Administrator, x11 Weekdays 8:00 am (Rectory Chapel) Mrs. Mary Waters, Office Assistant & Rectory Cook, x10 Novena: Ms. Bridget Coates, Academy Principal Monday 7:00 pm (Rectory Chapel) Ms. Wanda Brooks, Coordinator of Religious Education, x31 Mr. Henry Herrera, Gospel Choir Director Bulletin Deadline: Items for Sunday’s Bulletin must be Mrs. Charnetta Dobbins, Youth Choir Director received via email by 5:00pm Monday in order to have them Mrs. Barbara Elliott, Parish Council Chair included in Sunday’s publication. Thank you for honoring this Ms. Diana Brown, Finance Council Chair important timeline. Baptism: Please call the Parish Office to register for classes. Confession: After Sunday Masses or by appointment, or on Wednesday Evenings, 6:30-8:00 pm in the Church. Marriage: Diocesan policy requires notification to the priest at least six months in advance. Attendance at pre-Cana classes is also required. Contact the Parish Office for more information. Pastoral Care of the Sick: Please notify the Parish Office when a member of the parish is in the hospital, nursing home, or is otherwise unable to come to Mass and wishes to receive any of the sacraments. Religious Education: Interested in becoming a Catholic? Please contact Fr. Raymond Moore at the Rectory. CCD Classes: Every Sunday at 10:30am Bible Study: Every Tuesday at 7:30pm Adult Education Catholic Inquiry Classes: Every Sunday at 10:30am Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time STEWARDSHIP REPORT Preparing to Hear God’s Word EFFECTIVE SUPPORT OF YOUR CHURCH Reading I: Ez 17:22-24 – The prophet describes all the work IS WISE STEWARDSHIP God does to bring forth life. Responsorial Psalm 92: Lord, it is good to give thanks to The children of Israel brought a willing offering unto the Lord, you. every man and woman, whose heart made them willing to bring Reading II: 2 Cor 5:6-10 – We walk by faith and not by for all manner of work, which the Lord had commanded to be made by the hand of Moses. (Exodus 35:29) sight. Gospel: Mk 4:26-34 – The kingdom of God is like a farmer Lord, we give today because we have first committed our lives to who scatters seed. The kingdom of God is like a tiny mustard you. Take what we bring and use it to anchor others in the faith and seed. Whether scattered seed or a tiny seed, an abundant joy of our Lord, Jesus Christ. May these gifts exemplify our steadfastness in following Christ, our determination to serve him, and harvest and largeness of life will spring up our loyalty to good stewardship. Amen. Readings for Next Sunday Your offerings at last weekend’s Masses amounted to Is 49:1-6 Acts 13:22-26 Lk 1:57-66, 80 $6,544.40 for the support of our Church. This includes MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK: $15.00 from Youth Envelopes. Sunday 8:45am Fathers and Father Figures, Living & Deceased 5:00 pm 10 11:30am Theresa Singleton and Family 8:45 am 160 Monday Lucille Rivas and Family 11:30 am 152 Tuesday Jean Stewart and Family 322 Wednesday Health of Mack Kennedy Thank you for continuing to be as generous as possible! Thursday Health of James Hilton Friday Don, Flo & Bruce Bertman PASTOR’S BIBLE STUDY: Tuesday night Bible study will Saturday Laurel Bertman Larison resume on Tuesday, July 10th at 7:30 in the Red Room. All are CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK: welcome. Sunday Adult Faith Sharing Group (10:30am-Red Rm) ADULT DISCUSSION & FAITH SHARING GROUP: CCD Classes – Summer Break The STM Faith Discussion Group will meet today at 10:30am in Second Chance (3:30pm-Old Library) the Red Room. We welcome all adult Catholics, ages 19 and up, Monday Youth Choir Rehearsal (7:00pm-Church) to join us to enjoy good conversation, sharing and fellowship on Tuesday NCW 2nd Community (8:00pm-Cedar Rm) many faith-based topics. For more info, please see Faye Powell. (Hearts Aflame Course: Tues/Wed/Thurs-7:00pm-Red Rm) Wednesday NCW 1st Community (8:00pm-Cedar Rm) RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM: CCD is now on Thursday Adult Choir Rehearsal-Summer Break break for the summer. For more information please speak to Friday AA (8:00pm-Old Library) Ms. Wanda Brooks, Coordinator of Religious Education. Saturday NCW Communities (8:00pm) CARDINAL’S APPEAL UPDATE: During the month of May, we added only $700 toward reaching our goal of $34,570. DAILY MASS READING That means that we have pledged 23,797. If you have already Monday: 1 Kgs 21:1-16 Mt 5:38-42 made your pledge: a huge thank you. If you have yet to pledge: Tuesday: 1 Kgs 21:17-29 Mt 5:43-48 please consider making your pledge this week and help us to meet our goal for the year. We are determined to meet our goal! Wednesday: 2 Kgs 2:1, 6-14 Mt 6:1-6, 16-18 Thursday: Sir 48:1-14 Mt 6:7-15 SHARE: No SHARE Registration today, Father’s Day. Friday: 2 Kgs 11:1-4, 9-18, 20 Mt 6:19-23 Pick-Up will take place on Saturday, June 23rd, 11am-1pm. Saturday: 2 Chr 24:17-25 Mt 6:24-34 Please be on time! Please see Mrs. Mary Bush for more info. KEEP THE SICK IN YOUR PRAYERS: Veronica Apiafi, STM JUNE WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES: Couples Florence Askew, Monique Bailey, Viola Barnes, Linda Black, Blondinia Brown, who will observe their Wedding Anniversary in the month of Deacon James Brown, Alvin & Shirley Brown, Cynthia Bruce, Felicia V. Bush, May are asked to notify Ms. Mary Waters in the Church Office no John Bush, Mary Agnes Bush, Jane Butorac, Gwen Cannon, Dixie Clark, Andrea Cole (niece of Sandra Proctor), Susie Curtis, Francess Davies, Barbara Deale, Edith later than Wednesday, June 20th. Special Blessings will be Ellis, Renee Feliu, Mary E. Ford, Eric Fuller, Tasha Gant, Tyrone Garrison, Brenda shared with our celebrants on Sunday, June 24th. Green, Natalie Green, Emmanuel Greene (uncle of Christina Tilghman), William Gunn (Brother of Elnora Jackson), Earl Hamilton, Andre Harris, Margaret Harris, ***SPECIAL PRAYER REQUESTS*** Claudine Hawkins, Shant’e Hawkins, Joe Hill, James Hilton, Darryl Jackson, Gail Jackson, Jimmie Jackson, Ronald Johnson, Sarah Jones, Mack Kennedy, Dennis Please pray for the repose of the souls of William Alexander Lucas, Andre Lyles, Doris Martin, Gloria & William McCaskill, Emma McEntyre, brother of Lucille Rivas; and Chris Jones, brother of Jean Betty Moeller, Gloria Morgan, Dorothy Myrtle (Aunt of Christina Tilghman), Angela Neal (daughter-in-law of Mrs. Neal), Margarita Perez, Tom Propes, James Stewart. We assure our devoted parishioners, Mrs. Rivas and Roberts, Arthur Robinson, Leroy Robinson, Robert Robinson, Ciara Shields, Mrs. Stewart, and their families, of our prayers! Pauline Shorter, Brenda Smith, Joe Stewart, Edsel Swann, Jane Thomas, Estelle Thompson, Kristine Vivican, Paul Waters, Mary Webster, Marilyn Denise Let us pray for the safety of our children during the summer! Whetstone (Richardson’s daughter), Kobe M. Williams, David Wilson, Orlando We pray that all children remain safe in God’s loving arms, free Witherspoon, Jean Wright (sister of Pat Wright), Marianne Young, and all who are from summer accidents and any form of violence in their lives. Sick and Shut-In. God bless you! PASTOR’S PEN Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, As we begin the summer and vacation season I would like to share with you on the topic of Stewardship and Discipleship. I would begin by thanking you for your generous support of our parish. I am sure that you have noticed that after sixty years our buildings are beginning to show the signs of age. And there are a number of major renovation and repair projects that need to be addressed. During the spring, we were able to make St. Thomas More Church some major repairs to the plumbing in the rectory, Cedar 60th Anniversary Gala Room and church. The wood retaining wall (the retaining wall is critical in controlling erosion behind the Saturday, September 8, 2012 building) and dumpster enclosure in the back of the La Fontaine Bleu Cedar Room were replaced. Your generous support Lanham, Maryland enabled us to pay for these repairs. After consultation with the Finance Council and 8:00pm~Midnight Parish Council, we want to compile a comprehensive list of future projects. In part, some major concerns include: Semi-Formal Gala ~~ Adults Only (Must be at least 21 years of age) -Replacing the heating system in the church. -Replanting the grass on the hills to control Price: $65.00 runoff and erosion. Purchase tickets from Ticket Captains: -Paint and repair the windows in the church. Laura Brown & Margaret Butler ~8:45am Mass -Renovate the restrooms in the Cedar Room lobby Sharie Wood &Viola Davies ~11:30am Mass These are all important and expensive projects. But with your continued support we will be able to meet Seeking Table Captains to sell tickets for a table. If these needs, and secure our future. interested, please contact one of the Ticket Captains, Some other items to bring to your attention: any Anniversary Committee member, or Liz Berry. 1. Please notify the church office of any changes in address or telephone numbers. This will insure that All monies due by August 5th! you continue to receive your tithing envelopes and avoid Lay-Away Plans available ~ costly return postage charges from the Post Office. purchase your tickets now and pay as you go!! 2. Continue to make your tithes while you are on vacation. Remember, God does not take a vacation from ***ADDITIONAL SPECIAL EVENTS*** blessing us! *Church Picnic ~July 8th~Ft. Washington 3. Continue to evangelize by inviting someone to worship with us on Sunday. Many do a good job at this. *Youth Event~August 5th You only have to ask. The Lord will do the rest! *Jubilee Mass~September 23rd~10:00am Have a great Father’s Day weekend and thanks to all for *Choir Concert~November 4th your continued generous support. I will be sharing with you on the repair and renovation projects in the future. Please see special insert in today’s Sunday Bulletin for important information regarding our Souvenir Booklet. In His Love, Fr. Raymond Moore KC ‘WHITE NIGHT OUT’: The Knights of Columbus will sponsor their fundraising ‘White Night Out’ Dance (All White Profound Thanks Attire) on Saturday, June 23, 2012, from 9:00pm to 1:00am, in From Father Moore and Father Tom Gibbons the STM Cedar Room. Music by “DJ Pop”! Tickets in Father Tom extends his sincere thanks for your generosity and Advance: $20 per person/$30 per couple; OR at the Door: $25 love as he celebrated his Mass of Thanksgiving on Sunday. per person/$35 per couple. (No refunds!) Proceeds will benefit Father Moore extends his sincere gratitude and love for the STM Church. You may purchase tickets from any KC member, “surprise” celebration of his 31st Anniversary of Ordination to or call Kenneth Berry on 240-351-8875, or Freddie Colston on the Priesthood. 301-821-2343. Please plan to join us for a fun evening out! NOTES FOR TODAY… __________________________________________ ____________________________________ New Students Welcome! ____________________________________ Enrollment is underway for the ____________________________________ 2012-2013 School Year! ____________________________________ We are accepting students in ALL Grades ____________________________________ ~ Pre-K3 through 8th! ____________________________________ (3-year-olds accepted into Pre-K3!) ____________________________________ **Catholic Environment** ____________________________________ Tuition Assistance Available ____________________________________ – so Register Early! ____________________________________ FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL ____________________________________ THE SCHOOL OFFICE ON 202-561-1189 ____________________________________ ____________________________________ DON BOSCO CRISTCO REY ____________________________________ CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL ____________________________________ ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR 2012-2013 ____________________________________ Think you cannot afford a private Catholic school, think ____________________________________ again! We are looking for students who display the following ____________________________________ characteristics: ____________________________________ Cannot otherwise afford Catholic education Are open to Catholic religious values ____________________________________ Have successfully finished 8th grade ____________________________________ Are employable and hardworking ____________________________________ Are at least 14 years old by the start of the school year Are highly motivated and mature ____________________________________ Would like to work for a Corporation one day a week ____________________________________ For more information on applying please contact: ____________________________________ 1010 Larch Avenue ____________________________________ Takoma Park, MD 20912 ____________________________________ Phone: 301-891-4750 Ext. 114 www.dbcr.org ____________________________________ ____________________________________ ____________________________________ STM FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS STILL APPRECIATED!! ____________________________________ ____________________________________ We continue to experience a need for donations and appeal to your generous spirit of giving for ____________________________________ Our STM Food Pantry. ____________________________________ We continue to have a particular need for: __________________________________ STAPLES: Hot and cold cereals, peanut butter, jelly, rice, pasta, instant potatoes, beans, tomato paste/sauce; and VISIT OUR STM WEBSITE: Would you like to listen to a NUTRITIOUS CANNED ITEMS: Stews with meat, recent Homily, read the Sunday Bulletin or check for updates to chicken, hash, spaghetti with meat balls, tuna, salmon, fruits & the Parish Calendar on-line? You may access these items, and vegetables. much more, at www.stthomasmoredc.org.* Thank You! God Bless! *The STM Website is “under construction” at this time. Thank you for bearing with us during this “remodeling” process! 2 Advertisement Package: More ways to Participate! Inside Front Cover $300.00 Inside Back Cover $300.00 Become a Sponsor, Donor or Patron and have your name listed on our Full Page $150.00 60th Anniversary Half Page $ 80.00 Signature Journal Insert. Quarter Page $ 50.00 Business Card $ 35.00 Sponsor $60.00 Donor $30.00 Like to add a color photo? Patron (Any amount will be acceptable) No problem! Just add $15.00 to your bill and consider it done! (photo should Call 240.351.8869 if you be submitted electronically) have any questions **Full pages are 8 x 11. All Artwork should be camera-ready and submitted Please encourage the businesses electronically, no later than July 17, 2012 you support…to support you! to STM60@gmail.com 60th Anniversary Souvenir Journal Advertisement Sale Ad space available on a first come-first served basis!
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