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Thirteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jul 2, 2018

From the Desk of Father Tharp

Sunday Morning Masses     July 8, 2018          Celebrant: Fr. Tharp 



Masses for Independence Day


We will NOT have a 6:30 a.m. Mass at St. Ann on Wednesday, July 4.  We will have the regular 7:30 a.m. Mass at Sacred Heart and our usual “holiday schedule9:00 a.m. Mass at St. Ann.   Doors at Sacred Heart will be locked for security after the Mass.


Festival Workers


Please consider volunteering for our Parish Festival.  It takes a lot of volunteers to make it all happen.  The festival results are so vital to the parish/school operation.  Please volunteer your time in any way you can.


Vacation Bible School


This year Sacred Heart will join St. Ann in our Pastoral Region Vacation Bible School to take place at St. Ann July 9 through 12.  Please pray for our children as they encounter their faith.


REP Registration


St. Ann and Sacred Heart operate a combined Religious Education Program for students grades 1-8 not enrolled in and receiving religious training from a Catholic School (used to be called CCD).   Registration for this program is open.  Schedules and registration forms are available at the doors of church or from the parish office.



Reflection on Scripture


“What will you have?”  If you have ever walked up to the counter in an ice cream shop or a bar, you have heard this question    Anyone foolish enough to say, “What’s you got!” is likely to have just ordered the most expensive selection.  Most of us know what we want before we approach the counter or the bar.  


In today’s gospel, Jesus is approached by a grieving father (Jairus).  He asks for the healing of his daughter who is near death.  Jesus says, “Let’s go.”   Along the way, they are told the child has died.  Jesus says, “You are with me.  Forget them!”  Coming close to the house, he encounters the professional mourners that were socially prescribed by the culture.  Encountering their negativity, Jesus throws them out.   Jesus enters the child’s room and says, "Talitha koum."  By the touch of his hand and his word, she is restored to health. 


Do you believe that faith in Jesus can accomplish the impossible?  Do you believe that faith can move mountains?  St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta did.  So did St. John Paul II and countless others who have “bet their lives” Jesus Christ.  They would all tell you, “There is no risk when you bet your life on Jesus Christ.  In this world of uncertainty, Jesus Christ is the only “sure thing.”


Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time


Ez 2:2-5

2 Cor 12:7-10

Mk 6:1-6a


Theme: Where do you come from?

















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