READINGS FOR THE WEEK OF
APRIL 30, 2017
3RD SUNDAY OF EASTER
Acts 2:14, 22-33. 1 Pt 1:17-21. LK 24:13-35
TRIDENTINE LATIN RITE
2nd SUNDAY AFTER EASTER
1 Pt 2:21-25. John 10:11-16
Sunday, April 30
8:30 John V. Augulis (D) requested by Stephen & Stephanie Augulis
10:00 For the People
11:30 Frank & Dorothy Rutkowski (D) requested by John and Jeff
Monday, May 1
7:00 Ruth Wisnauskas (D) requested by Ann & Cindy Lockwich
12:10 Adam Gregorius (D) requested by Lisa Basarab
Tuesday, May 2
7:00 John Siaurusaitis (D)
12:10 Olga Danaitis (D) requested by Ann Lockwich
Wednesday, May 3
7:00 Robert Welch (D) requested by Kevin P. Kelly
12:10 Eugenia Sarceno (D) requested by Loy Vogel
Thursday, May 4
7:00 Olga Danaitis (D) requested by Cindy Lockwich
12:10 C. Victor McFarland, Esq. (D) requested by Judge Joseph Murphy & Family
Friday, May 5
7:00 Mary Margaret Crogan (D) requested by Nancy Mahoney
12:10 Patrick Diaz (D) requested by Pat Wentworth
Saturday, May 6
7:00 Donna Box (D) requested by Paul Christopher
12:10 Rachel Otterbein-Jones
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is held in the Saints’ Chapel, Monday through Saturday from 7:30 am until 1:30 pm. Please come and spend some time with Christ.
THE SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION is offered daily – Monday thru Saturday - from 11:30 am until 12:00 noon.
The sanctuary light for the week of April 30 – May 6 is for John & Anna Simms (D) requested by Anne Langmack.
SACRIFICIAL GIVING FOR
April 23, 2017
The second collection for April 23 was for Maintenance and Repairs here at St. Alphonsus and amounted to $1,004
Today’s second collection is for Operational Expenses here at St. Alphonsus.
The second collection for the week of May 7 is for High Energy Expenses here at St. Alphonsus. Please be generous.
Last Will & Testament
The future of St. Alphonsus depends on each and every one of us. Please remember your Church in your Will.
CELEBRANTS OF THE TRIDENTINE MASSES IN APRIL & MAY
Sun, Apr 30 – 11:30 am – Fr. M. Lanoue
Sun., May 7 - 11:30 am – TBA
Sun., May 14 – 11:30 am – Fr. Langan
Sun., May 21 – 11:30 am – TBA
Sun., May 28 – 11:30 am – Fr. Lanoue
MSGR. BASTRESS’ ADDRESS
For those of you who did not pick up Msgr.’s address last Sunday, here it is:
Msgr. Arthur W. Bastress, P.A.
St. Stephen's Green
2525 Pot Spring Road, ALH 335
SOMETHING TO PONDER
Always find something positive away from negative. There's always good things to follow that's very much important.
RESPECT LIFE CORNER
Pregnant, Need Help? - 1-800-ANGEL-OK
Suffering Post-Abortion Stress?
Call Project Rachel - 1-800-286-4224
Need pregnancy counseling?
Call Center for Pregnancy Concerns
Please pray for the sick of the parish. If you know of any member of the parish who is homebound or in the hospital, please call the office at 410-685-6090. As you are aware, we no longer publish a list of the sick, but remember they are kept in our prayers.
ADOPTION – THE LOVING OPTION
Adoption is a life-giving, loving option for women in a crisis pregnancy. For information about adoption, visit
ANSWERS FOR THE AGING Catholic Charities’ Answers for the Aging, in conjunction with the National Council on Aging and the Baltimore City Commission on Aging is conducting an Economic Checkup outreach to seniors, age 60 and older who live in Baltimore City. The purpose of this outreach is to help seniors obtain benefits by linking them to services. If you are age 60 plus, live in Baltimore City, are of a lower income and are interested in learning more about this program, please call Answers For the Aging at 410-646-0100 and speak with one of our Specialists (Debbie, Sue or Dolores) who will be glad to assist you.
Post-Abortion Healing: Project Rachel Baltimore is the church's ministry which operates as a network of professional clergy, licensed counselors and volunteers all trained to provide one-on-one spiritual and psychological support for those who are suffering from the trauma of abortion. Project Rachel Baltimore offers special Rachel's Vineyard weekend retreats and Come to the Waters day retreats several times a year. Rachel's Vineyard is the world's largest ministry for healing after abortion. For more information about Rachel's Vineyard, go to www.HopeAfterAbortion.org, or call 410-625-8491.
RADIO MASS& NEW LOCAL CATHOLIC RADIO PROGRAM
Listen to the Radio Mass of Baltimore on its new stations and times: Sundays at 9am on Q1370 AM and WCBM 680 AM and WCBM 690 AM and 6pm on WCBM 680 AM. Following each airing of the Radio Mass will be a new locally-produced Catholic radio program, Catholic Baltimore, which will air interviews and information relevant for Catholics in the Archdiocese of Baltimore. For more information, visit www.archbalt.org.
LOOKING FORWARD TO:
Saturday, May 6 – First Saturday Devotions begin after the 12:10 pm Mass
Sunday, May7 – International Rosary
Sunday, May 14 – First Communion
Sunday May 14 – Happy Mother’s Day
Anticipating a Baptism? If you are thinking of presenting an infant or young child for Baptism in the next few months, please contact the parish office (410-685-6090).
LETTER OF GOOD STANDING
Please remember that if you are going to be a Godparent for a Baptism or a Sponsor for Confirmation you will need to contact Irene at least two weeks prior to the Sacramental Event. If you have a child being Baptized or Confirmed their Godparent(s) or Sponsors need to present a Letter of Good Standing.
Due to Monsignor’s recovery, there will be no Confirmation meeting this weekend. Stay tuned for when/where the next meeting will be.
JUST A REMINDER!
Please write your name and phone number in your missal or prayer book that way in the event you loose or forget your book we can give you a call and tell you that it is being held for you in the gift shop!
Are you suffering from arthritis, osteoporosis, rickets or spinal diseases? Did you know that St. Alphonsus Liguori is the patron Saint of these infirmities? Why not purchase a statue which is a replica of our patron, St. Alphonsus Liguori, as you seek St. Alphonsus’ intercession. The statue is on sale and can be purchased from the Gift Shop.
There is also a nice selection of items including First Communion items including Prayer Books, Veils & Ties, Children’s Missals,and Rosaries, as well as candles, and books about our faith. Please stop in and see if we have that special gift item for that special someone!
PLEASE NOTE: Because of a tremendous increase in the shipping costs (from Lourdes France to the USA) we need to increase the price of the Lourdes Water from $5.00 per bottle to $6.50 per bottle (refills up to $5.00) effective May 1, 2017.
INTERNATIONAL ROSARY PROCESSION
For the past 20+ years, St. Alphonsus Church has held an International Rosary in the spring and fall on the first Sunday of both May and October. This year’s Rosary will be Sunday, May 7 at 1:30 pm. We will be praying 20 decades of the rosary in many languages. The rosary will be prayed for the intercession of Mary for peace, the ending of abortion, happy married life, increase of vocations and others.
Exposition will commence immediately after the 11:30 am Mass.
1:30 pm – The Joyful Mysteries
2:00 pm – The Luminous Mysteries
2:30 pm – The Sorrowful Mysteries
3:00 pm - The Glorious Mysteries.
Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Benediction immediately following.
Please join us and bring a friend.
If you prayed a decade in a foreign language in the past, please let Irene know whether or not you will participate again this spring. In addition, if you speak a foreign language and have not previously lead a decade of the rosary and would like to do so, please call Irene at 410-685-6090.
CATHOLIC HOMESCHOOL CONFERENCE
MAY 12 & 13, 2017
The IHM Maryland Homeschool Conference will be held at St. Michael’s Parish (Poplar Springs), 1125 St. Michael’s Road, in Mount Airy,MD, on Friday, May 12 (12:00 pm – 6:00 pm) and on Saturday, May 13 (9:30 am – 3:30 pm). This is the perfect event for those who are curious and want to discover more about Catholic homeschooling.
Admission is free and pre-registration is not required. For more information, please visit www.ihmconference.org or email: .
LITHUANIAN FESTIVAL OF BALTIMORE
Where: Lithuanian Hall
851 Hollins St.
When: June 10 from 11:00 am until midnight and on June 11 from 11:00 am until 6:00 pm.
Admission: $5.00 per adult Children under 12 free
Plenty of food, history, crafts, dancing and fun. Bring your whole family for lunch and stay for the entertainment!
PARKING for the Festival will be available at the University of Maryland parking garage on Baltimore and Poppleton Sts.
LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR
The Little Sisters of the Poor at St. Martin’s Home need your help in obtaining instruments to begin a Music Therapy Program for their senior residents. There are many ways to assist: buying an instrument, buying a group of instruments or by simply making a monetary donation
NATIONAL CATHOLIC SINGLES CONFERENCE
Join hundreds of single Catholics of all ages at the National Catholic Singles Conference, May 19-21, 2017 held at the Double Tree Pittsburgh-Green Tree in Pittsburgh, PA. The weekend includes talks by dynamic speakers, music, social events, prayer, food, fellowship and more! Space is limited so register now. For more information and to register visit www.NationalCatholicSingles.com or call 888-267-8885X4. Use promo code NCSCPA to receive a special discount.
Tree of Life: A beautiful gilded Tree of Life is on the vestibule wall of Saint Alphonsus Church. The name of an individual or family to be honored will be inscribed on his or her own gold leaf. Mass will be offered annually for all those whose names appear on the tree or on one of the foundation stones around it. Parishioners, members of the Novena Family and Friends of Saint Alphonsus Church are invited to call Deacon Hugh Mills at (410) 685-6090 for information. All donations from the Tree of Life will be used for church and rectory restorations. Leaf donation is $500.00. Your gift is tax deductible. Payments can be made in installments.
We are still collecting aluminum cans for recycling. This is a fundraiser that doesn't cost you anything, brings the restoration projects a few dollars and helps the environment. You can drop off your clean crushed cans at the church office whenever the office is open. Keep those cans coming and please be so kind as to crush them. Thank you!
In addition, please continue to remember to bring in your used computer ink cartridges as well as old cell phones. This is a fund raiser that doesn't hurt but only helps. On the average, cell phones bring in up to $3.00 per phone. Remember, please continue to bring in those old used cell phones. THANKS TO ALL WHO TAKE PART IN THIS FUNDRAISER. Any questions please call the rectory office.