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    MASS INTENTIONS


Monday, September 8
7:00pm - Genevieve Adams

Tuesday, September 9
8:00am - Francis J. McCaffery

Wednesday, September 10
8:00am - Mass for the People

Thursday, September 11
8:00am - Special Intention

Friday, September 12
8:00am - James Quinn

Saturday, September 13
5:00pm - James C. Skilling

Sunday, September 14
8:00am - William Russo
10:00am - Eleanor Modziewski
 
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DO YOU LIKE TO SING?
The Saint Thomas Adult Choir has established a fine tradition over the
last 13 years of leading the Assembly in singing sacred songs, which
break open the Word of God and elevate the worship experience. As we
begin the 2014 - 2015 Season, we invite you to consider joining
the Adult Choir and becoming stakeholders in continuing this tradition of
excellence. The Adult Choir Season extends from mid-September to
early June. This group of dedicated Music Ministers practices each
Wednesday during this period from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. in the church choir
loft, and attends extra rehearsals when preparing for Christmas Season
and Easter Triduum. The Adult Choir sings for one Mass each weekend,
beginning October 5th, and sings for the liturgies of Christmas, Easter
Triduum, and Confirmation. The group also presents two Concerts - one during
Christmas Season and another in the Spring. The first practice of the 2014 - 2015
Season is Wednesday, September 17th, from 7:15 to 9:15 p.m. If you find joy in
singing God’s praises please come and share your gifts of the Spirit.
For more information please visit Patrice Roman - Parish Music Director,in the choir
loft or call at (302)798-8377.


PRAYER FOR PERSECUTED CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Lord,
The plight of our country
is deep and the suffering of Christians
is severe and frightening.
Therefore, we ask you Lord
to spare our lives, and to grant us patience,
and courage to continue our witness of Christian values
with trust and hope.
Lord, peace is the foundation of life;
Grant us the peace and stability that will enable us
to live with each other without fear and anxiety,
and with dignity and joy.

Glory be to you forever.


BOOK CLUB AND BARBQUE
The St. Thomas Book Club celebrates summer reading with "The Screwtape Letters". This short book by C.S. Lewis is a wickedly imaginative book about two devils who correspond regarding the ways of leading humanity astray. It offers knowledge and guidance to all who are trying to live good Christian lives. We will host a burger/hot dog barbecue for our erudite attendees. Please call Janine at 658-4792 to order your book and attend the barbecue. You can also order your book from the library or use your Kindle.

DIOCESE OF WILMINGTON YOUTUBE PAGE
Did you know that the Diocese of Wilmington has a YouTube Channel? On it, you can see homilies on religious liberty and other topics from Bishop Malooly and other priests of our diocese, features on some of the ministries of Catholic Charities, and more. Check it out at youtube.com/dioceseofwilm.

ST. THOMAS KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
14th Annual Golf Outing, Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 Newark, DE
Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. with a Shotgun Start at 11:00 a.m. - Lunch, Golf and Cart, Dinner, Auction and Awards after play. $135.00 per Player, $500 per Foursome, Early Bird Special $475 before September 1st, 2014

HOLE in ONE PRIZES SKILL PRIZES and LIVE AUCTION.  Sponsorship and Participant spots available.  For more information www.TournEvents.com/KofC12374 check out the flyer.
Contact John Merritt or any Knight at 302-995-1197 or
merrittind@juno.com

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS
Bishop Francis Malooly invites all couples celebrating their 25th or 40th or 50th wedding anniversary, or any anniversary beyond 50, to the Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass at 1:30 PM on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at St. John the Beloved Parish, 907 Milltown Road, Sherwood Park, Wilmington, DE 19808. A reception with light refreshments in the parish hall will immediately follow the Mass. Certificates for 25th, 40th, 50th, 55th, 60th, 65th, and 70th wedding anniversaries will be distributed in Church. Others will be given out at the reception. There is no cost to you, however reservations are required. Please make your reservations by September 18 by filling out the information form.

VOCATION REFLECTION
In today’s gospel reading, Jesus gives his disciples the authority to forgive sins, telling them “whatever you
bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”  bishops and priests continue to exercise the ministry of forgiving sins through the Sacrament of  reconciliation. If you think God might be calling you to serve the Church as a priest, please call or write  Father David Kelley, Diocesan Director of Priestly and Religious Vocations (302- 573-3113 or  vocations@cdow.org). Be sure to visit our website: www.CalledByTheLord.com!

ATTENTION LADIES: SAVE THE DATE

What: “Diocese of Wilmington Women’s Conference”
(Includes Mass, Presentations, Lunch & Inspirational Music throughout the day)
When: Saturday, November 1, 2014 / Registration begins this summer
Where: St. Joseph’s Parish Middletown, DE
Who: Conference Speaker: Johnnette Benkovic, Founder & President of “Women of Grace”
Cost: $30.00 (lunch on your own) / $40.00 includes box lunch
Theme: “Be who you are and be that well”
Johnnette Benkovic travels internationally as a popular conference speaker, published author, retreat director, and seminar presenter. She is the author of several books and developed the internationally recognized Women of Grace® Foundational Study Series which has transformed thousands of women worldwide through the healing love of Jesus Christ. More details will follow in the coming weeks and months. For additional information contact Nancy Burke, Director of the Office for Marriage & Family Life at 302-295-0667.


MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE
Marriage Moments: In any evolving relationship there are times of rough edges. Can you remember the first serious disagreement or fight that you had before you were married? How did you resolve it? Is the general topic still one you struggle with?

Parenting Pointers
: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." (Romans 13:9) Do you know your immediate neighbors? Do any of them have special needs? Talk with your children this week about some favor you could do for a neighbor. Maybe invite them over for dinner.


MONDAY NIGHT DEVOTIONS

Join us anytime between 6 and 7pm on Monday nights; recitation of the Rosary begins at 6:40, leading into the 7:00pm Mass and Novena. Everyone is invited to join us as we pray for our own intentions, our parish, our priests, our country and the world, using such beautiful prayers as the Divine Mercy and St. Michael Chaplets.

PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION CHAPEL
Chapel of the Divine Mercy on Grant Avenue between Gilpin and Shallcross Avenues is in need of adorers who will commit to one hour a week or will get a group of 4 or 5 together and by alternating would only need to go once a month. We now have a website that people can go to for information and to sign up for an hour if they choose. The site is: www.adorationchapel.org They can also contact us at adorationchapel.stann@gmail.com or 302-668-1819.  Saint John Paul the Great said “Greater devotion to the Eucharist can help heal a world torn by terrorism and racked with poverty.” During this Year of Faith proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI you can draw closer to Our Lord by spending an hour with Him in Eucharistic Adoration.