Gimme a BREAK
An atheist was spending a quiet day fishing when suddenly his boat was attacked by the Loch Ness monster. In one easy flip, the beast tossed him and his boat high into the air. Then it opened its mouth to swallow both. As the man sailed head over heels, he cried out, “Oh, my God! Help me!” At once, everything froze in place and, as the atheist hung in mid-air, a booming voice came down from the clouds, “I thought you didn’t believe in me?” “Come on, God, gimme a break!” the man pleaded. “Two minutes ago I didn’t believe in the Loch Ness monster either!”
What’s happening the week of June 16th you ask?
Prayer: Don’t give God instructions—just report for duty!
Mary, Elizabeth & Friendship
What does a 2,000-year-old girl talk and look like? The Gospel tells us in the story of the Visitation, recorded in Luke Chapter 1. This week, we celebrate that special feast when Mary visits Elizabeth. So what can women learn from this friendship?
Help a sister out. The Visitation involves a first-trimester mother traveling cross-country to serve a friend. Who needs your help this week?
Affirm each other. Elizabeth's first words were ones of encouragement. We may know our friends' flaws, but we don't need to fixate on them.
Sing out loud. Mary ends their encounter with the Magnificat, one of the most celebrated song-prayers of Scripture. Celebrate with your friends! Rejoice over each other's blessings.
(summer catholic youth program)
June 16-21, 2019
Don’t have your child hear from the other kids. Have them experience this wonderful faith filled week for themselves?
Registration forms available at the parish office.
Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous.
7 Things Every High School Graduate Should Hear
1. Live with intention. College will be full of new opportunities. Think carefully about your priorities for your new start.
2. Make the right friends. There will be plenty of new people! Concentrate on the ones who motivate you to be a better person.
3. It's a big world! Look for new perspectives, new opportunities, and new ideas that push you to grow.
4. Find a mentor. Building relationships with people who have "been there, done that" can be a great help.
5. Give yourself away. You may not need to volunteer anymore, but you'll be surprised what you learn, how you grow, and who you meet when you serve.
6. Before you go, learn how to do your laundry, address an envelope, schedule a
doctor's appointment, use public transportation, and cook basic meals (ramen doesn't count!).
7. Remember that God is in control. And that's a good thing!
~Adult volunteers to assist the children all week or for a day
~People/families to provide a snack and/or bottled water for a day
Contact Kathy Rominske 715-762-4494 x116
You don't receive respect; you earn it and you aren't given opportunity; you fight for it.
Spirit of God, grant me:
The gift of wisdom
To see the world through your eyes,
The gift of counsel
To make difficult decisions,
The gifts of knowledge and understanding
To use my mind to know you and to love you,
The gift of fortitude
To have the courage to live in the faith
Despite the difficulties and disappointments,
The gift of piety
To be able to express my special love
And commitment to you,
And the right kind of awesome fear
That makes me pause to wonder and revere
Calendar of events:
May 19-Bacculaurette Mass at SA; 9:30a
June 16-21 TOTUS TUUS all faiths are welcome
He who angers you, controls you!