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    MASS INTENTIONS


Monday, September 1

7:00pm - Rafael & Giovanina Meloro

Tuesday, September 2
8:00am - Robert J. Haley, Sr.

Wednesday, September 3
8:00am - Rita M. Claricurzio

Thursday, September 4
8:00am - Arthur Connolly, Jr.

Friday, September 5
8:00am - Vivian Fontana Murphy

Saturday, September 6
5:00pm - Gary Truver, Sr.

Sunday, September 7
8:00am - Daniel J. Murray
10:00am - Margaret Borgia
 
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In observance of Labor Day, St. Thomas the Apostle Parish
Offices will be closed Monday, September 1; Also the Monday evening
Novena Mass at 7:00 pm is cancelled. A safe and blessed holiday is wished for all!


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
St. Paul’s words in today’s second reading are as timely for us as they were for the Romans to whom he originally addressed them: “Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God.” The most important thing we can do is discern God’s will for our lives and then work toward carrying it out. And that requires allowing God to transform our minds, so that the most important question changes from “what do I want to do with my life” to “what do You want me to do with my life, Lord?” If you think God might be inviting you to priesthood or religious life, 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: Unlike other relationships, marriage is a vowed covenant with unique dimensions. In this partnership, mutual submission - not dominance by either partner - is the key to genuine joy.” (“Follow the Way of Love”).

Parenting Pointers: Don't think that you have to rush in with a solution to every problem your child has. Sometimes all that a child needs is your listening presence to figure out his or her own solution.


MONDAY NIGHT DEVOTIONS - CANCELLED FOR SEPTEMBER 1, 2014

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.