Welcome to St. Thérèse,
Little Flower Catholic Church
Monday, May 27 — Memorial Day
Please join us after the 8:30 a.m. Mass for this beautiful ceremony honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary.
HEALING PRAYER CORNER
We heard proclaimed this Sunday from Romans: “…but we even boast of our afflictions, knowing that affliction produces endurance, and endurance, proven character…” Does this contradict the message that through Jesus’ suffering and death that death and everything that is death-like has been defeated? We think not.
Jesus defeated death through his own death, but that doesn’t mean we’re not going to die. We no longer need to fear death, for in faith death no longer has power over us. Jesus defeated sickness through his own suffering, but that doesn’t mean we’re never going to be sick. But sickness no longer defines us. (In that sense, affliction produces endurance.
In fact, if we as individuals and as humanity lived by Jesus’ command to love as he loved us, our world would be very different. Sickness would not even exist. But even in our broken world, healing comes to us when we believe, receive, and “stand” in the grace we have been given. Sometimes cures, too.
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 26
Coffee & Doughnuts — after 9:30 Mass, Parish Center
High School Youth — 6-7:30 p.m., Outside at Pavilion
Monday, May 27
Office closed in observance of Memorial Day
Tuesday, May 28
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 29
Music Ministry Practice — 7:00 p.m., Church
Thursday, May 30
Be Fit for Life — 7:40-9:15 a.m., Exercise Room
Knit & Crochet — 9:30 a.m., Room 1, Parish Center
Saturday, June 1
Men’s Prayer Breakfast—8:45 a.m., Location TBD
NOTE: Office closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.
Social Life Ministry
Knit & Crochet Group
This fun group meets every Thursday morning from 9:30-11 a.m. in room 1 of the Parish Center. We learn from each other, share patterns, ideas, yarn, laughs and more. You choose your project.
An important part of this ministry is contributing hats, scarves, mittens, draft dodgers, baby layettes, wheelchair blankets, etc. to several local charities, including Little Flower’s Food Pantry. Yarn donations are always appreciated.
All levels of experience, including beginners, are welcome. For more information, please call Nancy at 272-7070 or 272-0941.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Little Flower Youth Ministry
High School Students! Join us this Sunday, May 26th, for our FINAL youth group of the school year! Join us outside at the picnic tables from 6-7:30 p.m. as we celebrate a great year together with ice cream, games, and a good time! You can also pick up a copy of our summer calendar!
Seniors — If you haven’t picked up your graduation present yet, your last chance is at this Sunday’s youth group! Even if you’re not a regular youth group-er, we’d love to see you and wish you blessings on your upcoming adventures!
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
Sunday's Psalm reminds us that we have been crowned with glory and honor and given rule over the works of God’s hands. But we must be good stewards, for the Lord will surely hold us accountable for the use of those gifts!
… A WAY OF LIFE
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
Have you ever wanted to meet Thérèse of Lisieux, Joan of Arc, John Bosco or other saints?
WELL NOW YOU CAN!
They will be coming right here to St. Thérèse, Little Flower for Vacation Bible School held June 24-28. from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.! Come hear about their lives, play games and do crafts with them!
Registration forms are at the church entrances and in the Parish Office. For more information contact Vicki Schwab at 243-3439 or email@example.com
DID YOU KNOW
… that breastfeeding decreases a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer?
“For every 12 months a woman breastfed, her risk of breast cancer dropped 4.3 percent, Stuebe and Schwarz noted in a 2010 Journal of Perinatology paper. And for women who have a family history of breast cancer, breastfeeding seemed to decrease the risk of getting it, according to an analysis of data from more than 60,000 women led by Stuebe, published August 2009 in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Whereas the potent drug Tamoxifen can reduce risk for those with a mother or sister who had breast cancer by about half, ‘moms who had breastfed at all had about 60 percent less risk,’ Stuebe says.”
How Breastfeeding Benefits Mothers’ Health
by Katherine Harmon, Scientific American, April 2010, available at http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=breastfeeding-benefits-mothers.
MEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST
SATURDAY, JUNE 1ST
All men are invited to the 8 a.m. Mass in the chapel followed by a hearty buffet breakfast at 8:45 a.m. Location to be determined.
Updated: May 25, 2013