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    MASS INTENTIONS


Monday, July 21

7:00pm - Philip and Helen Colombo

Tuesday, July 22
8:00am - Arthur Connolly, Jr.

Wednesday July 23
8:00am - Mass for the People

Thursday, July 24
8:00am - Jennie Pedicone

Friday, July 25
8:00am - Edward L. Kozlowski, Sr.

Saturday, July 26
5:00pm - Helen Tusi

Sunday, July 27
8:00am - George Rash
10:00am - Elizabeth Vari
 
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WORTH 10 MINUTES OF YOUR TIME
Watching the above video will be time well spent.  It's 10 minutes long and is an excellent response to those who unfairly criticize people of faith based on erroneous Biblical interpretation.  Another homerun from Father Barron.

VOCATION REFLECTION
In today’s second reading, St. Paul tells the Romans (and us) that “the one who searches hearts knows
what is the intention of the Spirit.” He’s speaking, of course, about the Holy Spirit, Who knows God’s
unique plan for each one of us. What are you doing to try to discern God’s plan for you? Suppose God
is calling you to priesthood or to religious life? How would you know? If you’d like to talk about it, 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:
"For we do not know how to pray as we ought." (Romans 8:26) Prayer is good for anyone, at any time, but many couples are afraid to pray together. It may feel like letting another into one's private world. Check out 10 Pointers for Prayer or Who me, Pray?...With Her? http://www.foryourmarriage.org/how-to-pray-withyour-spouse-four-simple-steps/ and/or http://www.foryourmarriage.org/10-pointers-forprayer/

Parenting Pointers:
"Explain to us the parable of the weeds in the field." (Mt: 13: 36) Jesus talks a lot about seeds and weeds.
Children of course are like the seeds that we nurture and hope to see blossom. But life doesn't always
work neatly. As parents, we must sometimes carefully weed bad habits out of ourselves and our children without damaging the root and their spirit. Has your child inherited any "bad weeds" from you? Prune yourself first.


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.