READINGS FOR THE WEEK OF
May 21, 2017
6th SUNDAY OF EASTER
Acts 8:5-8, 14-17. 1 Pt 3:15-19. Jn 14:15-21
TRIDENTINE LATIN RITE
5th SUNDAY AFTER EASTER
James 1:22-27. John 16:23-30
Sunday, May 21
8:30 John V. Augulis (D) requested by Stephen & Stephanie Augulis
10:00 For the People
11:30 Edmund & Marian Martin (D) requested by John Rutkowski & Jeff Martin
Monday, May 22
7:00 Albinas Soras (D) requested by Bruno Gintvanis
11:30 Amelia Kaluskas Kalvin (D) requested by Mary Jane Metzmeier
Tuesday, May 23
7:00 Danguole Buivys (D) requested by Buivys Family
12:10 Harry Hart (D) requested by Gloria
Wednesday, May 24
7:00 Maureen Strothmann (D) requested by Erika Duzbin-Cooper & Family
12:10 Frank Vogel (D) requested by Loy Vogel
Thursday, May 25
7:00 In Honor of the Blessed Mother requested by Joseph Baumgartner
12:10 John Siaurusaitis (D)
7:00 p For the People
Friday, May 26
7:00 Maureen Strothmann (D) requested by Birute Mikuzis & Family
12:10 Ona Eimutiene (D) requested by Birute Mikuzis & Family
Saturday, May 27
7:00 Kazimiera Karalius (D) requested by Birute Mikuzis & Family
12:10 Bobby & Ethel Kennedy (D)
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 May 21 – 27 is for John A. Simms (D) requested by Anne Langmack
SACRIFICIAL GIVING FOR
May 14, 2017
The second collection for the week of May 14 was an Archdiocesan Collection and amounted to $357.
Today’s second collection (May 21) is for the Music Ministry here at St. Alphonsus. Please be generous..
Next week’s second collection (May 27) is for Maintenance and Repairs.
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 MAY
Sun., May 21 – 11:30 am – Fr. Canisius Tah
Thur., May 25 - 7:00 pm - Fr. Lanoue
Sun., May 28 – 11:30 am – Fr. Lanoue
SOMETHING TO PONDER
Alive or just breathing
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:
Sunday, May 21 – Parish Social after the 11:30 am Mass
Monday, May 28 – Memorial Day – One Mass only – 10:00 am. Offices and Gift Shop Closed.
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.
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.
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
We congratulate Mr. Irawontunde M. J. P. Akinmolayan; Ms. Margaret Mary LeBoeuf; Mr. Zavier Kang and Ms. Anna Kathleen Reavey upon their First Communion last Sunday. May you each know of the Love of Jesus for you as you come deeper to know of this great Mystery you have received. We welcome you to the Eucharistic Banquet of the Lords great gift of Himself to and for us. God Bless each of you and your families too.
We give thanks for our chief Shepherd of the Archdiocese of Baltimore The Most Rev. William E. Lori as he celebrated a number of Anniversary dates this month:
Archbishop Lori celebrated his 66th birthday on May 6th.
He celebrated his 40th anniversary of Priestly Ordination May 14th.
Archbishop Lori was installed 5 years ago as our Shepherd here in Baltimore on May 16th of this past week.
May we offer up prayers for him as he continues to serve and leads us to be Missionary Disciples.
MAY 29 – MEMORIAL DAY
Please make NOTE that on May 29th, 2017 we will officially celebrate Memorial Day. There will be only One (1) Mass at 10:00 A.M. that day. There will be no confessions offered and the Gift Shop and the Office will be closed. There will be no Novena that day. Fr. Bill will be closing the Church within 15 minutes after Mass has ended as there will be no staff around.
HIGH MASSES IN JUNE
Please make note that in June the two High Masses will be June 4th, Feast of Pentecost – Schola Singing. Our Pastor Emeritus Msgr. Arthur W. Bastress, P.A. is scheduled to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation prior to the Mass starting that day. Fr. Joseph Langon will be celebrating the Mass after the Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated.
The second High Mass will be on June 11th which will be the First Mass of Fr. Joseph Favole – Mihm a newly ordained for The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter. Please come after the First Mass to the backyard of the Rectory and enjoy some light food and drink. But more than that come and congratulate Father and receive his First Blessing which is an honor to receive from a newly ordained Priest.
NEW PAPAL FLAG!
Please give a warm thank you for the kindness of Mr. Jeffery Martin for his generosity for purchasing for us a new Papal flag to replace the old one which was rotting from so many years in our Sanctuary. We will bless our new Papal Flag on the closest Sunday near Flag Day.
Congratulations going out to Rev. Mr. Kevin Brandon Ewing who will be ordained to the Priesthood on Saturday, June 24, 2917 at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen. His first Mass of Thanksgiving will be celebrated on Sunday, June 25 at 11:30 am at St. John the Evangelist Church in Hydes, MD.
The parish social will be held today, Sunday, May 21, 2017,after the 11:30 am Mass. Consider joining your fellow parishioners for some refreshments and conversation! If you would be interested in helping with the Social, please see Michelle Reavey.
It seems that spring is in full swing 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 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.