Welcome to St. Thérèse,
Little Flower Catholic Church
HEALING PRAYER CORNER
We say, “Come Holy Spirit,” and well we should. Every day! Saved through Jesus’ resurrection, without the Holy Spirit we are powerless to enjoy the fruits of salvation. As we read in 1 Corinthians 12, “No one can say, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ except by the Holy Spirit.” Without the Holy Spirit, the words have no power.
“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you,” we read in Acts 1. But we have a choice to make. Are we going to receive the gift, open it, and be transformed by it? Or is it going to be business as usual, our lives dictated by the world? The first is the way to freedom, to healing, to wholeness. The second is the way to victimhood, to sickness, to brokenness. “If the Spirit of the one who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, the one who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also, through his Spirit that dwells in you.” IF! Again, we have a choice to make.
The healing prayer team – Alma Sweeney, Anita Golba, Cathy and Bill Odell, Jane O’Malley, John Tarwacki, Loraine Souders, Pat and Greg Gehred, Shauna Sorrell, and Terry Paukert – would be happy to pray with you.
This Week In Our Parish
Sunday, May 19
Coffee & Doughnuts — after 9:30 Mass, Parish Center
High School Youth — 6-7:30 p.m., Youth Lounge
Tuesday, May 21
Be Fit for Life — 7:40-9:15 a.m., Exercise Room
Healing Prayer — 6:30 p.m., Rms. 1-2, Fr. Payne Hall
Divorce Support — 7 p.m., Rooms 3-4, Fr. Payne Hall
Wednesday, May 22
Music Ministry Practice — 7:00 p.m., Church
Thursday, May 23
Be Fit for Life — 7:40-9:15 a.m., Exercise Room
Knit & Crochet — 9:30 a.m., Room 1, Parish Center
NOTE: Office closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.
The prayer of faith will save the sick and the Lord will
raise them up. Therefore...pray for one another … prayer
is powerful and effective. (James 5:15-16)
You are notified by phone or e-mail of prayer requests. If by phone, you call the next parishioner on the list to pass along the prayer request.
If you would like to be part of this powerful prayer ministry, please call the office.
If you would like your ministry highlighted or if there is a ministry you would like to learn more about, please call the office (272-7070) or send an e-mail to email@example.com
Little Flower Youth Ministry
High schoolers and 8th graders!
Seniors — if you haven’t picked up your graduation present yet, you can pick it up at Sunday youth group. Even if you’re not a regular youth group-er, we’d love to see you!
Join us this Sunday, May 19th, as we talk about Pentecost! Join us for a deep breath in the midst of the craziness of school ending. We will pray over today’s Gospel. Come and find the peace of the Holy Spirit! There will also be a short info session about the pilgrimage Josh is offering this summer! Meet us from 6-7:30 in the Youth Lounge. Bring a friend—there will be snacks!
Dear Grown-ups: We are in need of adult youth ministers to help mentor, guide, and love our young church. Please contact Hannah if you or someone you know may be called to this ministry to our teens!
Hannah Quast, 243-3441
HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS
All high school seniors and their families are invited to attend the 9:30 Mass on Sunday, May 26th, when we will have a special procession and prayer honoring the graduates! Seniors, please meet Mrs. Schwab at the back of the church before Mass begins to take part in the opening procession.
Seniors, we would like to further honor you by printing your names and high schools in our parish bulletin! Please send your name and the name of your high school to us by May 24th. Call or text 574-400-5674 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEWARDSHIP … A WAY OF LIFE
One miracle of Pentecost was that, despite their diversity, each listener heard God’s word in his or her own language.
The meaning for stewardship is that, by sharing the gifts poured out on us by the Holy Spirit, we will be empowered to meet the needs of our brothers and sisters, whatever they may be.
DID YOU KNOW
... that the quality of attachment that an infant develops with his or her mother is largely determined by the mother’s response when the baby is distressed?
“The quality of attachment that an infant develops with a specific caregiver is largely determined by the caregiver’s response to the infant when the infant’s attachment system is ‘activated’ (e.g., when the infant’s feelings of safety and security are threatened, such as when he/she is ill, physically hurt or emotionally upset; particularly, frightened)... Infants whose caregivers consistently respond to distress in sensitive or ‘loving’ ways, such as picking the infant up promptly and reassuring the infant, feel secure in their knowledge that they can freely express negative emotion which will elicit comforting from the caregiver...If the mother reacts in loving ways most of the time, the child will develop an organized and secure attachment with the mother.”
Infant-parent attachment: Definition, types, antecedents, measurement and outcome,
Diane Benoit, MD FRCPC; Paediatrics and
Child Health, October 2004
Updated: May 17, 2013