READINGS FOR THE WEEK OF
JULY 30, 2017
17TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
1 Kgs 3:5,7-12. Rom 8:28-30. Mt 13:44-52
TRIDENTINE LATIN RITE
8th SUNDAY AFTER EASTER
Rom 8:12-17. Luke 16:1-9
Sunday, July 30
8:30 Anne B Covaleski (D) requested by The Covalesky Family
10:00 For the People
11:30 Michael Maness (D) requested by William Placek
Monday, July 31
7:00 Mr & Mrss Joseph Wantz, II requested by Barbara Ruland
12:10 Mr & Mrs Walter Strzegowski requested by Barbara Ruland
Tuesday, August 1
7:00 Mr & Mrs Michael Staicer, Jr. requested by Barbara Ruland
12:10 Mr & Mrs Aloy Ruland, Jr. requested by Barbara Ruland
Wednesday, August 2
7:00 Jennifer Kelly requested by Kevin P. Kelly
12:10 John Siarusaitis (D)
Thursday, August 3
7:00 Joyce Green (D) requested by Sandy Beam
12:10 Paul Wartzman (D) requested by Judge Joseph Murphy & Family
Friday, August 4
7:00 In Honor of the Blessed Mother requested by Joseph Baumgartner
12:10 Angelica Franquelli (D) requested by Wilhelmina Paglinauan
Saturday, August 5
7:00 Edith Taylor (D) requested by children
12:10 Colleen McGinley requested by the Brislin Family
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 of July 30 – August 5 is for John Rutkowski & Jeff Martin.
SACRIFICIAL GIVING FOR
July 23, 2017
The second collection for July 23 was for Maintenance and Repairs here at St. Alphonsus and amounted to $827
Today’s second collection is for Operational Expenses here at St. Alphonsus.
The second collection for the week of August 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 JULY
Sun., July 30 – 11:30 am – Fr. Marc Lanoue
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.
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 St. Alphonsus Office 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.
LOOKING FORWARD TO:
Sunday, July 30 – Parish Social after the 11:30 am Mass
Tuesday, August 1 – Feast of St. Alphonsus Liguori
Friday, August 4 – Irene’s Last Day at St. Alphonsus (Happy Retirement)
Archbishop William E. Lori, the Archbishop of Baltimore announces that Rev. Joel E. Keifer, FSSP will begin as Pastor of The National Shrine of St. Alphonsus Liguori effective August 1, 2017.
Archbishop Lori also announces that at a later date there will be a Priest assigned for the continual serving of the Lithuanian and the English Masses here at The National Shrine of St. Alphonsus Liguori. He assures that the new Pastor-Elect will work with the Priest whom the Archbishop will appoint for this task.
It is also the Archbishop’s wish that Rev. William F. Spacek is to continue as Temporary Administrator of The National Shrine of St. Alphonsus Liguori until August 1, 2017.
The parish social will be held on July 30. Consider joining your fellow parishioners for some refreshments and conversation at that time! The date will be announced later on. If you would be interested in helping with the Social, please see Michelle Reavey.
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.
Longtime St. Alphonsus parishioner, Lisa Basarab, who died last November, left her religious art collection to the church to be sold in order to help raise money for the St. Alphonsus Restoration Fund. The collection includes many types of religious items: crucifixes (tabletop and wall), icons (many hand painted), framed artwork, plaques, statues, ceramic tiles, and figurines. Some of the subjects depicted are the Crucifixion, Mother & Child, the Virgin Mary, Pietà, Mother Teresa, St. Anthony, St. Brigid, Padre Pio, the Basilica in Assisi, etc.
One example is the beautiful wood plaque of Our Lady of Good Counsel, hand carved and painted by an artist at the Don Bosco Woodcarvers Cooperative in Chacas, Peru. The Cooperative was started in 1979 by an Italian Salesian missionary priest, who wanted to help poor youth get a high school education and learn a craft to support themselves. For more information, go to missionnewswire.org/peru-don-bosco-woodcarvers-cooperative-provides-education-and-employment-opportunities-for-poor-youth.
The artworks will be on display in the gift shop, not all at once but as space permits.
Summer has begun and it is becoming hot outside and even hotter in your car with the windows rolled up! Did you know that even if it is 70 degrees outside, within 20 minutes the temperature in your car can reach 90 degrees or more! You know how uncomfortable you are at 90 degrees, can you imagine how hot your fur-baby can get (after all, it is wearing a fur coat)? Please do not leave your best friend waiting for you in the car! He may not last the few minutes you need to run into the store!
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 (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.