Dear friends in Christ,
Please welcome Fr. Charlie Strollo who will be celebrating the 5:30pm, 8:00 am, and 10:30 am Masses this weekend. Fr. Erik Sanchez will be arriving on Monday, June 14th and will begin his priestly duties for the weekend of June 19-20. Please be sure to welcome him into St. Mary’s family.
Also, on June 20th the vaccination clinic will be offering the second shots to those who have received their first vaccinations and the vaccination clinic will be offering first shots to those who would like to be vaccinated. There are no requirements to receive the shots. We are still working on vaccinations for the young people between the ages of 12-18. A word of grateful thanks goes out to Tuan Hung Le and his team in offering these opportunities to the parish.
The memorial wall is almost completed. Please take the time to visit it and pray for those whose names are recorded both the living and deceased. The St. Joseph’s shrine will be completed when the statue of St. Joseph arrives from the port of Miami.
I want to congratulate all of our graduating students and ask the Lord to guide their hearts and hands as they enter different phases of their lives. May they know the goodness and grace of the Lord as they venture forth from the familiar to the unfamiliar, with a confidence of those who surround them and the Lord above.
May you know peace and the joy of the Lord.
God is calling you this week!
This week, something is going to happen that will give you the opportunity to touch someone’s life with God’s love. Watch for it.
If you consciously choose to make the most of the situation, you might feel challenged, perhaps a bit nervous or intimidated, but you will experience the joy of making a difference for the kingdom of God. And you might be surprised at how well you do!
God has been preparing you for this situation for a long time. Your trials, your spiritual education, your personal purification process, your prayer-time insights, your Christ-centered conversations with others — all these and more have been part of the preparation.
You are like the seed in this Sunday’s Gospel passage. Life’s circumstances have fertilized you, watered you, and tilled your soil. Over time, the seed sprouted, the plant grew, and the flowers began to produce good fruit.
Every day, we all encounter small and sometimes large opportunities to serve the kingdom of God. We don’t have to be full-time volunteers nor paid employees of the Church to work in the mission of Christ. If we are willing, he touches the world through us in our homes, our workplaces, our parishes, in the grocery store, in the traffic tie-ups, on the Internet, and everywhere we go.
Have any of your seeds sprouted into a tree that withered from neglect or got chopped down by others? This happens to all of us. The good news is: In every dead tree at least one fruit remains, shriveled up and barely hanging from a lifeless branch, but secretly holding a very valuable seed.
We are to take those ugly, dead fruits and plant them in the freshly tilled soil of today. A new tree will grow and it will become taller and stronger and more abundantly fruitful than the tree from which it came, because the decay from the original tree is now additional fertilizer in the soil.
In everything that happens to you, remember: You have good fruits to share; God has been nurturing their growth. You are ready!
On July 8th 1 pm CEST the FHA organized the first of a series of online events to learn from Vincentians working on “13 Houses” Campaign projects.
DePaul is profoundly pragmatic. In this, we follow the leadership of our students.
The sixth in a series of videos offered by the AIC International Training Team to mark the Feast of St. Louise de Marillac.
The Society of St Vincent de Paul in Honduras is battling the natural disasters that have hit the country in recent months.
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Congregation of the Mission
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“Fervor is a fire that makes things boil and grow hot, just as fire causes water to boil. It is, properly speaking, charity on fire, and that is what you should have, because a Daughter without Charity is like a body without a soul.” – St. Vincent de Paul – Fervor requires that I go
St. Mary’s Catholic Church
812 Duke Street
Greensboro, NC 27401
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