Where Saints Have Prayed

Weekly Bulletin


June 18, 2017


Dt 8:2-3, 14-16.  1 Cor 10:16-17.  Jn 6:51-58



Acts 2:1-11.  John 14:23-31


Sunday, June 18

8:30     For the People

10:00   Patricia Linder (D) requested by Ralph Murphy

11:30   For all Fathers Living & Deceased requested by Francis Rubin

Monday, June 19

7:00     Patricia Gladchuk (D) requested by her children

11:30   Amelia Kaluskas Kalvin (D) requested by Mary Jane Metzmeier

Tuesday, June 20

7:00     Jeff Martin & John Rutkowski

12:10   Alphonsus Andrew requested by Jorge Frontera

Wednesday, June 21

7:00     Lorraine Kelly requested by Kevin P. Kelly

12:10   John Siaurusaitis (D)

Thursday, June 22

7:00     Walters-Rutkowski Family requested by John  & Jeff 

12:10   Morgan Gross requested by Anastasia Chang

Friday, June 23

7:00     Msgr. Arthur Bastress requested by John & Jeff

12:10  EdmondV. Bartas (D) requested by Gloria

Saturday, June 24

7:00     John Siaurusaitis  (D)

12:10   Michael Vasques (D) requested by Frank Vasques

  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 June 18 – 24 is for Mickael Manukyan (D) requested by grandparents


June 11, 2017

 Envelopes   $1,741

Loose            1,063 

TOTAL           $2,804 

           The second collection for the week of June 11 was an Archdiocesan Collection and amounted to $531.

            Today’s second collection (June 18) is for the Music Ministry here at St. Alphonsus.  Please be generous..

            Next week’s second collection (June 25) 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. 


June 18 – 11:30 am – Fr. Tah

June 26 – 11:30 am – Fr. Lanoue


 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 is a life-giving, loving option for women in a crisis pregnancy.  For information about adoption, visit

www.catholiccharitiesusa.org or www.directory.adoption.com/d, estic/Maryland.html  

 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, projectrachel(at)archbalt.org or call 410-625-8491.


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.  


Sunday – June 18 – Low Mass - Corpus Christi Sunday – 3 Benediictions

 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).  


    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. 


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. 

A Father’s Day Prayer:  “We give our thanks, Creator God, for the fathers in our lives.  Fatherhood does not come with a manual, and reality teaches us that some fathers excel while others fail.  We ask for Your blessings for them all – and forgiveness where it is needed. This Father’s Day we remember the many sacrifices fathers make for their children and families, and the ways – both big and small – they lift children to achieve dreams thought beyond reach.  So too, we remember all those who have helped fill the void when fathers pass early or are absent – grandfathers and uncles, brothers and cousins, teachers, pastors and coaches – and the women of our families. For those who are fathers, we ask for wisdom and humility in the face of the task of parenting. Give them the strength to do well by their children and by You.  In Your Holy name, O God, we pray. Amen.”    (Written by Rev. Chuck Currie)   

            May our Heavenly Father bless all earthly fathers today and every day. Their influence as teachers and role models should never be underestimated.        


            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. 


            A parish social will be held on June 18, 2017.  Please consider joining your fellow parishioners for some refreshments and conversation at that time.  If you would be interested in helping with the Social, please see Michelle Reavey.        


       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.  

If you would like to see a catalogue of the whole collection, contact Daria at dbphair(at)gmail.com. 


       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.