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					        2009                June 28              July 5            July 12           July 19             July 28
                         13th Sunday in      14th Sunday in    15th Sunday in    16th Sunday in      17th Sunday in
                         Ordinary Time       Ordinary Ti,e     Ordinary Time     Ordinary Time       Ordinary Time                         ST. MARY’S
                               8:30               8:30              8:30               8:30                8:30

     Greeters &
      Ushers
                          Brent & Darci
                             Travis
                                              Marvel Travis
                                              Joe & Robbie
                                                                Terry & Kim
                                                                   Travis
                                                                                  June VanSyoc
                                                                                 Annie Wakefield
                                                                                                      Louis Becker             CATHOLIC CHURCH
                          Lloyd & Lois            Travis        John & Joyce       Lisa Welch
                                                                                 Brenda Ziolkowski
                                                                                                     Robert & Mary          June 28, 2009                         Father Vern Smith
                             Sebek            Euncie Travis        Travis                              Burkhiser

      Eucharist             Phyllis          Denny & JoElla       Bill Green          Anne            Bill & Phyllis
                                                                                                                            Sunday Mass: 8:30                      Phone--382-2871
      Ministers           Meisenheimer           Travis                            Hendrickson        Meisenheimer
                          Helen Maher                           Dan Goodman        Vince Hilton                                  E-mail stmaryshamburg@q.com
                           Cameron           Bryson Duncan Cassidy Hobbie          MacKenzie         Maryn Phillips        www.stmaryparishhamburg.parishesonline.com
       Servers             Whitehead                                                Hulsing
                                                 Brook            Daniel            Anthony          Emily Welch
                         Andrew Welch           Stephens         Whitehead          Weydert
                                                                                    Michael              Anne
       Lector             Dave Dowling        Susan Hilton       Brent Travis       Gallagher          Hendrickson


 Father’s Helper         Bill Meisenheimer    Rosie Callahan    Rosie Callahan   Bill Meisenheimer   Bill Meisenheimer


       Cantor              Beth Phillips      Beth Phillips     Kate Roberts     Kim Cunningham       Beth Phillips


     Accompanist           Nancy Pitts       Donna Whelan       Kate Roberts       Nancy Pitts       Donna Whelan

Coffee & Donuts          Jeff & Mary Jane       Brenda                              Judy Clark       Marilyn & Jerry
                              Weydert         Ziolkowski           NCYC                                   Gude
 (No orange juice         Troy & Monica       Dave & Kim                         Randy & Wendy       Mark & Katrina
      please)               Whitehead          Dowling                              Duncan                Gude

      Sacristan            Florence &         Lloyd & Lois     Harold & Verona       Annie             Florence &
                             Martin              Sebek             Mitchell         Wakefield            Martin
                            Goracke                                                                     Goracke

     Wash Linens             Annie              Verona            Verona             Verona              Verona
                            Wakefield           Mitchell          Mitchell           Mitchell            Mitchell

     Health Care           Helen Maher        Eunice Travis     Robbie Travis     Helen Maher         Eunice Travis
                                                                                                                           Welcome to St. Mary’s Church on this beautiful Lord’s Day .This is
 Card Ministry            Rosie Callahan     Rosie Callahan    Rosie Callahan     Rosie Callahan     Rosie Callahan
                                                                                                                         our 13th Sunday of Ordinary time. Today we hear about two miracu-
S                 Monica Whitehead                                                  Verona Mitchell                      lous healings that Jesus performs. Coming on the heels of last week’s
                  Director of Religious            Cheryl Phillips                     R.C.I.A.                          calming of the storm, we can only marvel at Jesus, who is capable of
T                      Education                       Secretary                     712-382-2083                        such mighty deeds. But perhaps more miraculous even than these heal-
A-                   712-387-2020                   712-382-2668                                                         ings, we learn that they are possible because of the great faith of those
F                                               cheryljphil@gmail.com              Anne Hendrickson
                  Jeff and Deb Norton                                                                                    involved. As we celebrate our liturgy today, let us pray for such faith
                     Youth Ministry                                                   Bookkeeper
F                                                                                    712-382-2432
                                                                                                                         ourselves, so that we may be able to do whatever God asks us to do.
                              GOSPEL LESSON                                                  ST. MARY’S HAPPENINGS
                                                                                                                    Pray for Those          Pray for the Sick:
                       Saving the world at Dunkin' Donuts                              GOD, there are
A true story, recounted in the weekly "Metropolitan Diary" column of The New                                            Serving       Ruth Green Greg Andersen
York Times [March 2, 2009]:
                                                                                           many big                 in the Military:  Merle Hein Guy Scdoris
                                                                                       decisions in life.                Pat Hines    Grady Specht Natalie Weber
In Dunkin' Donuts this morning an old lady wearing a tattered watch cap                                                               Gavin Culler Randy Roup
started speaking to no one in particular.                                                 When those                    Chris Hines
                                                                                                                      Josh Simmons    Shirley Dovel Brian Dalton
"I can't sleep at night. I have pains in my chest all the time.                        decisions come,             Michael Van Damme Mac Gillespie Cari Simons
My leg hurts and my children do not love me."                                                                      Shanna Van Damme Peter Kortum Lyle Mitchell
People waiting in line hid in their cell phones,
                                                                                           help us to                   Stephen Kay   Rachel Neely Robert Dalton
looked away or stared straight ahead.                                                       consider                  Tom Benjamin    Gilbert Hart   Frances Zuck
"I don't know what to do. I don't know where to turn.                                                                  Jim Mayberry   Mary Katherine Zuck
My husband died two years ago on the 27th."                                                everyone                  Trevor Mayberry Dale Dankof
Everyone pretended she wasn't there.                                                     involved, but             Brandon R. Loggins James Dowling
                                                                                                                                      Matthew Kruse
The girls behind the counter took the next customers.
The line inched forward.
                                                                                       more important ,                               Maurice Carter
                                                                                                                                      LeRoy Herscheid
At a side table, a beautiful young woman with matching purple scarf and hat            help us to seek
looked at the old woman and said, simply, "Honey, please sit down with me
and tell me your story."
                                                                                        Your will. We                                       ……….
It's possible, you see, for one person to save the world.                             know You want us
                                                                                        to live in Your
GOSPEL CONNECTION:                                                                                                 June 28—Peter’s Pence Collection
                                                                                            will, and              July 4—Independence day celebrations
    Life can be so much easier and peaceful when we have nothing to do with
others - Don't get involved, walk away, mind your own business, are much safer        we want that, too.
approaches to life. But in today's Gospel, Jesus is not afraid to wade into the                                    June Anniversaries:
messiness of life in order to transform, heal and restore. In the two miracles we             Amen               6-1-—Doug and Tanya Hobbie
hear today, Jesus ignores custom and taboo in a way that modern readers may miss:                                6-2-—Bill & Andrea Clark
                                                                                           Your contributions    6-6-—Paul & Maurice Carter
     In taking the dead girl by the hand, in allowing the sick woman to touch him,                               6-12—Michael & Rosie Callahan
                                                                                             June 21, 2009
Jesus became ceremoniously unclean and not permitted to enter the synagogue or                                   6-19—Mike & Lisa Welch
temple. But to respond compassionately to the plight of these families becomes        Plate—$18.01 Coffee—$43.50 6-22—Bill & Phyllis Meisenheimer
more important, more sacred, than the "safety" of convention and tradition. May we          Tithes—$821.00       6-22—Troy & Monica Whitehead
imitate that same compassion of the healing Christ, risking our own sense of safety                              6-22—Bill & Gloria Green
and satisfaction in order to bring that love into the lives of others.                                           6-26—Bill & Alisha Ettleman
                                                                                                                 6-30—Mark & Nancy Pitts
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                                                                                                                            A SALUTE TO THE 4TH OF JULY
                                   HOLY HUMOR
                                                                                              We must never forget who
     A pastor friend put sanitary hot air hand dryers in the restrooms of his church. But     Gets the credit for the freedoms we have, of which we should be
after two weeks, he removed them. “I asked him why and he confessed that they                 Eternally grateful.
worked fine, but one day when he went into a restroom, he saw a sign above the dryer
                                                                                              I watched the flag
that said, “For a sample of this week’s sermon, push the bottom.”                             Pass by one day,
                                                                                              It fluttered in the breeze.
Sign seen outside First Baptist Church on Kenmore, WA:                                        A young Marine Saluted it,
               “Christians who bury their gifts make a grave mistake.”                        And then he stood at ease..
                                                                                              I looked at Him in uniform
         THE OLD PORCH SWING                                                                  So young, so tall, so proud,
                                                  Franklin Roosevelt’s oratorical advice:     With hair cut square
             Becky Jennings                       “Be sincere, be brief, be seat.             And eyes alert
                                                                                              He'd stand out in any crowd.
       Well I remember the old porch swing            Do Not Touch - Did Not Work             I thought how many men
       Where I could dream away,                                                              Like him Had fallen through the years.
       Or sip a frosty lemonade                   Despite the "Do Not Touch" signs, a         How many died on foreign Soil
       On a lazy summer day.                      museum was having no success in             How many mothers' tears?
       There Susie entertained her beau           keeping patrons from touching--and          How many pilots' planes Shot down?
       Or Mama sat to mend;                       soiling--priceless furniture and art. But   How many died at sea
       There I often went to read                 the problem evaporated overnight            How many foxholes were soldier Graves?
       Or pass time with a friend.                when a clever museum employee re-           No, freedom isn't free
                                                  placed the signs with ones that read:       I heard the sound of Taps
       I loved the lulling motion                 "Caution: Wash Hands                        One night, When everything was still,
                                                              After Touching!"                I listened to the bugler play
       As back and forth I'd sway,                                                            And felt a sudden chill.
       To watch the twinkling stars at night                                                  I wondered just how many times
       Or the rambling rose by day.               HAVE A WONDERFUL                            That Taps had meant 'Amen,'

       Now the old porch swing is obsolete        4TH OF JULY!                                When a flag had draped a
                                                                                              Coffin. Of a brother or a friend.
       But the memories linger near,                                                          I thought of all the
       And I sometimes wish I could return                                                    Children, Of the mothers and the wives,
       To the porch swing of yesterday.                                                       Of fathers, sons and Husbands
                                                                                              With interrupted lives.
 Donations for the Relay for Life                                                             I Thought about a graveyard
                                                                                              At the bottom of the sea
     are still being taken.                                                                   Of unmarked graves in Arlington .
Any contributions may be given to Nancy Dalton                            Be safe!            No, freedom isn't free.
               or Scott Mayberry
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 In light of today’s Gospel story, I believe that this deeply moving story illustrates for us a    FROM THE CHURCH NURSE:
very important lesson to believe during life’s journey:                                            IMPORTANT MEDICAL STUDIES REVEALS IMPORTANT FINDINGS
                                  Never Ever Give Up!                                              Active compounds in green tea may slow the progression of prostate cancer, ac-
                                                                                                   cording to a new study published in Cancer Prevention Research. The study, which
One of the most beloved and colorful sports personalities of our time was a man named Jim
Valvano-"Jimmy V," as sports fans around the country affectionately knew him. Valvano              was conducted at Louisiana State University, also showed that green tea might
died on April 16, 1993, after a year- long battle with cancer. He was forty-seven years old.       lower the incidence of prostate cancer in the first place.
He will he remembered as a great basketball coach. His North Carolina State team won the           The study is one of the few green tea trials that evaluated biomarkers in order to
national championship in 1983, upsetting that great Houston Cougar team that featured              predict prostate cancer’s progression, said study leader James A. Cardelli, director
Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler.                                                                 of basic and translational research in the Feist-Weiller Cancer Center at LSU
Valvano also will he remembered as an outstanding TV analyst, an eloquent
                                                                                                   University Health Sciences Center-Shreveport. The biomarkers tracked were PSA
inspirational speaker, and a lovable, wisecracking humorist. But most of all, he will be re-
membered for the courageous way he faced a debilitating illness.
                                                                                                   (prostate specific antigen), HGF (hepatocyte growth factor), and VEGF (vascular
                                                                                                   endothelial growth factor).
A few weeks before he died, Valvano was honored on national television, and to that vast
viewing audience, he said this:                                                                         The report said: “These studies are just the beginning and
                                                                                                   a lot of work remains to be done. However, we think that the
Today, I fight a different battle. You see, I have trouble walking and I have trouble standing
for a long period of time. Cancer has taken away a lot of my physical abilities. Cancer is at-
                                                                                                   use of tea polyphenols alone or in combination with other
  tacking and destroying my body. But what cancer cannot touch is my mind, my heart and            compounds currently used for cancer therapy should be ex-
 my soul. I have faith in God and hope that things might get better for me. But even if they       plored as an approach to prevent cancer progression and
 don't I promise you this. I will never ever give up. I will never ever quit. And if cancer gets    recurrence.”
 me then I'll just try my best to go to heaven and I'll try my best to be the best coach they've
   ever seen up there. [Then, pointing to his 1983 Championship team, he said,] I learned a        Peters Pence Collection                                    Host a African
 great lesson from these guys; they amazed me! They did things I wasn't sure they could do
                                                                                                       Today we recall the apostolic                       exchange Student
because they absolutely refused to give up! That was the theme of our championship season:
  "Never ever give up!" That's the lesson I learned from them and that's the message I leave       journey of Pope Benedict XVI to the           Looking for new experiences and cultural
                        with you: "Never give up. Never ever give up!"                             United States and his call to us to cast           immersion for you and your family?
                                                                                                   the light of Christ upon the world. We         Want to open your home to an exchange
                                                                                                   can show our solidarity with the Holy            student or know someone who would?
Jubilee Year for Priests Announced by the Vatican
                                                                                                   Father and our suffering brothers and          Iowa Resource for International Service
Pope Benedict XVI announced that the universal Church will celebrate a Jubilee
                                                                                                   sisters abroad through our support of             (IRIS) is looking for host families for
Year of the Priest, beginning June 19th, 2009, the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of
                                                                                                   this week’s Collection. These funds              their exchange program. Students are
Jesus, and celebrating the 150th anniversary of the death of the saintly Cure D’Ars.
                                                                                                   allow him to provide emergency assis-             English-speaking high school juniors
Pray for your priests more than ever this Year of the Priest. In many cases there is
                                                                                                   tance to victims of war, disaster, op-         from Nigeria and Tanzania. IRIS works
poor morale, little camaraderie, isolation, and loneliness in the life of the priest. En-
                                                                                                   pression and                                    through the Youth Exchange and Study
courage your priests and remember a little kindness and understanding goes a long
                                                                                                   Disease. Please                                (YES) program funded by the State De-
way. Priests are human beings, like other human beings, with the same weaknesses
                                                                                                   be generous in                                  partment. If you have any questions or
and strengths. This year think about the life of priests and how you can contribute to
                                                                                                   today’s                                       would like some more information please
their perseverance and holiness in a most noble vocation. Help your priest get to
                                                                                                    Peter’s Pence                                contact IRIS directly at 515-292-7103 or
Heaven by your kindness and your prayers. You will never be sorry that you did.
                                                                                                   Collection.                                   check our website at www.iris-center.org.
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