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MASS INTENTIONS

Monday, January 26
7:00pm - Edward L. Kozlowski, Jr.

Tuesday January 27
8:00am - Martin J. Sheehan, Sr.

Wednesday, January 28
8:00am - Alice Seaberg

Thursday, January 29
8:00am - Mass for the People

Friday, January 30
8:00am - John Philip Huppman

Saturday, January 31
5:00pm - Mary G. Iorii

Sunday, February 1
8:00am - Patrick M. Crowley
10:00am - Jane Fielder
 
BUY A MEMORIAL BRICK
"SOUPER-BOWL" SUNDAY DRIVE
The St. Thomas the Apostle Knights of Columbus
Council #12374 is collecting non-perishable food
items to aid the Ministry of Caring the weekend of
January 31, February 1. Thank you!

RECYCLE USED GREETING CARDS
St. Jude’s Ranch for Children recycles your used greeting cards and creates new holiday and greeting cards for any occasion. The program is beneficial to everyone - customers receive fun, “green” holiday cards they can feel good sending to their friends and loved ones, and the children at St. Jude’s Ranch receive payment for their work and learn about basic job skills and the importance of recycling.  If you wish to participate, please bring your cards to Church and place them in the receptacles provided in the vestibule.  Thank you!

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.

VOCATION REFLECTION
Jonah did not answer God's call quickly; he wasn't interested in the mission God had for him. Sometimes the
attraction of various career opportunities keeps us from being interested in hearing and responding to God's call. Is the Lord calling you to priesthood or to religious life? What could be more satisfying or fulfilling than taking on a mission from God? 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!

MARRIAGE AND FAMILY LIFE
Marriage Moments: As the story goes, Jonah was trying to run away from God because he feared announcing a message of repentance. Are there any disputes I'm running away from in our marriage? Identify one troublesome difference today and face it squarely. Repent if necessary. Honest communication can be an act of courage and salvation.

Parenting Pointers
: If you are blessed to have children, no matter how aggravating they may be at times, remember those who have lost a child through miscarriage or abortion. Pray for couples trying to conceive. Do you know someone who has had an abortion? Do they know about Project Rachel? http://hopeafterabortion.com/

SEASONS OF HOPE
Regional Bereavement Support Series: If you are experiencing the grief that follows the death of loved one, you may be interested in this eight week program. Seasons of Hope is a Catholic support program for the bereaved searching for hope and healing. The program is centered on Jesus Christ and grounded in the healing wisdom, traditions and practices of the Catholic Church. Seasons of Hope was created by nationally recognized hospice care and bereavement specialist, M. Donna MacLeod. Weekly sessions follow the same simple format and flow with a topic and comforting blend of commentary, scripture, prayer, simple group exercises, faith-sharing and Catholic tradition. Participant journals are provided for use in group gatherings and home journaling. This program is not meant to take the place of or provide therapy/counseling. Seasons
of Hope will be offered at St. John the Beloved Parish in Wilmington every Thursday morning from 9:30- 11:30 January 8 through February 26, 2015. A fee of $8.00 will cover the cost for program materials. For more details and a registration brochure please contact the Office for Marriage & Family Life at 302-295-0667.

GOD IS ON THE AIR
Listen to Catholic Forum every Sunday morning at 10:05 a.m. on 1150AM WDEL and www.wdel.com. Next Sunday, January 25th, Dr. Lou DeAngelo, Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Wilmington, will give us an update on our schools and discuss Catholic Schools Week. For photos, information regarding upcoming
guests and more, “Like” Catholic Forum on Facebook at www.facebook.com/catholicforum.
PEW PROJECT

Has begun.  Check out some of the items we found stuck between the pews and the wall.  An unintended timecapsle.  Click on the thumbnails below for a better view.

1969 Bulletin
1967 Missalette
$5 Christmas offering from the 1970s