A Saint of the Slums: Mother Teresa also known as Blessed Teresa of Calcutta was born in 1910 in present Macedonia. After having lived in Macedonia for 18 years, she moved to Ireland and then to India, where she lived the rest of her life. She started her ministry in India as a school teacher but she had a call within the call to reach out to the poorest of the poor. Mother Teresa founded the congregation of The Missionaries of Charity, which has over 4,500 sisters who serve in 133 countries. They run hospices and homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leprosy and tuberculosis; soup kitchens; dispensaries and mobile clinics; children's and family counseling programs; orphanages; and schools. Members must adher to the vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience, as well as a fourth vow, to give "wholehearted free service to the poorest of the poor". Mother Teresa was the recipient of numerous honors, including the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. On October 19, 2003, she was beatified as "Blessed Teresa of Calcutta". I had the privilege of seeing her when I was young. During my 3 ½ years of ministry in the northern part of India I had the wonderful opportunity to minister with Missionary Sisters of Charity. Mother Teresa is a saint already for all those who have experienced her love. She was the second person in India to receive a high honorary funeral after Mahatma Gandhi. Her canonization is scheduled for September 4, 2016. Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, pray for us.
Beauty of Reconciliation: In the life of the body we are sometimes sick, and unless we take medicine, we will be in pain and misery and can even die. Even so in the spiritual life we are sick on account of sin. For that reason we need medicine so that we may be restored to health and this grace is bestowed in the Sacrament of Penance. St John Paul II says “Confession is an act of honesty and courage – an act of entrusting ourselves, beyond sin, to the mercy of a loving God.” We have confessions every Tuesday from 6- 7pm during adoration and also every Saturday from 3:30- 4:30pm. Let us make use of every opportunity to be reconciled with God and with one another. “To those who have been far away from the Sacrament of Reconciliation and forgiving love, I make this appeal: Come back to this source of grace; do not be afraid! Christ himself is waiting for you. He will heal you; and you will be at peace with God!” — Blessed John Paul II
Gennesaret Retreat:A wonderful few days of retreat for anyone who has a chronic or serious health issue like MS, diabetes, ALS, epilepsy, cancer, stroke, respiratory and heart disease etc. The retreat will be staffed with skilled medical staff. The Diocese of Owensboro has begun to offer the Gennesaret Retreat at the Mount Saint Joseph Retreat center at Maple Mount which is 12 miles from Owensboro. As per feedback from those who attended the retreat it’s refreshing. This retreat is free of charge. The retreat staff volunteer their time and services. The cost for room, food and supplies are covered through generous donations from parishes and other donors. The next Gennesaret Retreat will be September 30 – October 2. If you would like to attend this retreat please contact Sr. Rosanne at email@example.com or 270-684-6888.
Fr. Suneesh Mathew
FR. SUNEESH'S WELCOME POTLUCK
The parish is hosting a Welcome Potluck for Fr. Suneesh on Sunday, August 28th at 5:00pm in the Parish Hall. The potluck breakdown is as follows: We ask that families whose last name starts with A-M, please bring a Side Dish (vegetables, coleslaw, potato salad, casserole), families whose last name starts with N-Z, please bring a Main Dish (ham, chicken, meatloaf, BBQ, pasta)
YOUTH GROUP NEWS
We had 25 youth at our gathering on August 14th. We will meet this Sunday the 28th of August at 6:00pm. Bring a friend with you. We will share faith, fellowship, food and fun.
Looking forward to seeing you all! Caleb Wimsatt, Danielle Durbin & Lydea Dickens
PRECIOUS BLOOD ADULT ED
Fr. Suneesh will conduct a monthly 1 hour "Catholic Update" for our parish adults desiring to learn more about the Catholic Faith. Mark your calendars for Monday, August 29th at 6:45pm in the Library
Choir The Fall Choir season begins on Wednesday, September 7th at 6:45pm. If you like to sing, we'd love to have you join us. Contact Ray Jones at (270) 685-4032 for more information
2016-2017 PARENT TUITION SUPPLEMENT 200 CLUB FUNDRAISER
Only 200 tickets will be sold at $50.00 per ticket for the entire 200 Club Year. Anyone can purchase a ticket. There will be 52 weekly drawings (September 5, 2016 – August 28, 2017). These drawings will be every Monday (Tuesday if Monday is a Holiday). The winning ticket for each week will be put back into the drawing so that you will have 52 chances of winning. Also win a $500.00 Grand Prize on
December 5, 2016 (Just in time for Christmas) and a $500.00 Grand Prize on March 6, 2017 (Just in time for
Spring Break). Committee members will be selling Parent Tuition Supplement 200 Club tickets after all Masses the weekend of August 27 -28.
MOUNT ST. JOSEPH RAFFLE TICKETS
Need to buy raffle tickets? Contact Sr. Rosanne at (270) 684-6888. Tickets are $5.00 each. Drawing will take place on Sunday, September 11th at the Mount St. Joseph Picnic
We are in need of volunteers to help with the Adopt-A-Pet Booth at the Mount St. Joseph Picnic on Sunday, September 11th interested in helping set-up, working the morning shift (10:30 am. – 1:00 p.m.) or afternoon shift (1:00–4:00 p.m.), or help with clean-up, please contact Sr. Rosanne or Penny at the Parish Office at 270-684-6888.
The Men’s Club is looking for volunteers to help cook chickens at the Mount St. Joseph Picnic on Sunday, September 13th. If interested, please contact Bruce Tucker at 270-771-0095 or Danny Triplett at 270-993-2866.
STEWARDSHIP THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
In the Gospel today, Jesus warns us not to give in hopes of repayment, but to give open-handedly to the poor and needy. That sort of giving mirrors the bountiful giving of God and Jesus assures us it is blessed indeed!
Readings for next weekend will be
Wisdom 9:13-18b Philemon 9-10, 12-17 Luke 14:25-33
We invite you to read and study these passages for your own reflection as we prepare for the liturgy we will celebrate as a parish community.