St John The Apostle - St Bernadette Catholic Churchs
Summer Mass Time for St B's at 4 pm, Saturdays
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PARISH PRAYER LINE is now in place. Anyone with a special need for themselves or someone else please call one of the following to be put on the prayer list. Jane Brown 233-2181, Terri Wilkins 422-2974, Dot Moses 422-4315 or Karen Malzone 422-3290.

Confession Schedule



St. John - After 9:00 AM mass on the first Saturday and 4 PM other Saturday's
St. Bernadette - Preceding Mass or by appointment.

This Week's Readings
Sunday: Wis 12:13, 16-19/Rom 8:26-27/Mt 13:24-43 or 13:24-30
Monday: Mi 6:1-4, 6-8/Mt 12:38-42
Tuesday: Mi 7:14-15, 18-20/Jn 20:1-2, 11-18
Wednesday: Jer 1:1, 4-10/Mt 13:1-9
Thursday: Jer 2:1-3, 7-8, 12-13/Mt 13:10-17
Friday: 2 Cor 4:7-15/Mt 20:20-28
Saturday: Jer 7:1-11/Mt 13:24-30
Next Sunday: 1 Kgs 3:5, 7-12/Rom 8:28-30/Mt 13:44-52 or 13:44-46


St. John the Apostle Catholic Church
Directions To Church
506 Seabury Ave.
Milford, DE 19963
Office - (302) 422-5123
St. Bernadette Catholic Church
Directions To Church
109 Dixon St.
Harrington, DE 19952
Office - (302) 398-8269
Monday ~ 7 PM

Tuesday ~ 9 AM

Wednesday ~ No Mass

Thursday ~ 9 AM

Friday ~ 9 AM

Saturday ~ 9:00 AM (First Saturday) 5:00 PM

Sunday ~ 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM for Spanish
Monday ~ No Mass

Tuesday ~ No Mass

Wednesday ~ 7 PM

Thursday ~ No Mass

Friday ~ No Mass

Saturday ~ 4:30 PM

Sunday ~ 9 AM and 10:30 AM


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If you want to look into the Catholic faith, please contact John Yaeger at 422-4554

Important Dates:

Rite of Christian Initiation in Adults

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Our Staff



Pastor's Desk


Press Release
United State Catholic Conference of Bishops


Supreme Court Decision on Hobby Lobby:
A Great Day for the Religious Freedom of Family Businesses

Americans can follow faith in running closely held businesses; Court leaves open whether 'accommodation' violates RFRA



June 30, 2014

WASHINGTON

FROM THE BISHOP'S DESK



Attention Parishioners:


RELIGIOUS LIBERTY UNDER ATTACK
A Concrete Example
In its over-100-year history, the University of California Hastings College of Law (UC Hastings) had never denied student organization status to any group. That is, until the law school decided in 2004 to strip the campus chapter of the Christian Legal Society (CLS) of recognition.
The UC Hastings student CLS chapter welcomed all members of the university community to participate in its activities but required its officers and voting members

Parish Council


St. John RepresentativesSt. Bernadette Representatives
Al BurkRobert Apito, Executive Officer
Ricardo CantuNancy Landis
Bonnie De MarDonald Minner
Robert FerrierAnne Paladino
James HigginsDonna Salerno
Debbie PfaffenhauserBarbara Sena
Nina Pletcher
Terri SaxonHispanic Community
Gene Wright, Executive DirectorRamona Carroll
Fernando Vazquez
Nick Vazquez


TRUSTEES Congratulations to our newly elected trustees, Joe Plummer and Manuela Wright! It was a very very close election and we want to thank Henry Haefeli and Paul McGowan for their participation.

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St. John The Apostle

St. John

Address: 506 Seabury Ave., Milford, DE 19963
Office: (302) 422-5123 (M-F, 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.)
RE Office: (302) 422-5123 Ext. 12
E-mail: stjohn@stjohn-stbernadette.org
Directions to Church

Mass Times
Penance Information
Baptism Information
Marriage Information
Registration Information
Envelopes and Weekly Offering Information
Hospital Visitation Information
Sick Call Information

Mass Times:


Monday7:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM
WednesdayNo Mass
Thursday9:00 AM
Friday9:00 AM
Saturday9:00 AM (First Saturday) 5:00 PM
Sunday8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM for Spanish
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Penance:


First Satuday after 9 AM Mass or 4 PM every other Saturday.

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Baptisms:


All families seeking to have their children baptized should be registered with our parish. Preparation classes are held by our deacons on the first Monday of the, month at 7:30 P.M. at St. John's. Please call the parish office to register for the class. Baptisms can be scheduled individually with each clergy member.

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Marriages:


Diocesan policy states that a minimum of ONE YEAR is required before your scheduled wedding day. Please call the parish office as soon as possible to schedule your marriage preparation sessions. We ask that you do not commit yourself to any specific dates until you have met with one of our parish clergy to see availability.

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Parish Registration:


We kindly request that those who attend mass register with the parish.

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Envelopes/Weekly Offering:


All parishioners are strongly urged to make use of our envelope system, which greatly assists in predicting our income and preparing our budget for expenses, etc. Envelopes provide us with the necessary stability to manage our income. A record of yearly contributions are kept for you in our office and can be provided for income tax purposes. Thank you for your continued giving!

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Hospital Visitations:


Please call the office and let us know if you or a family member are sick or hospitalized. At your request a priest will then visit the sick person.

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Sick Call:


Please call the parish office if you would like to be on our list for home visitation or want Holy Communion.

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St. Bernadette

St. John

Address: 109 Dixon, Harrington, DE 19952
Office: (302) 398-8269 (M-F, 10:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.)
RE Office: (302) 398-9517 (F, 10:45 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.)
Fax: (302) 398-0253
E-mail: stbea@verizon.net
Directions to Church

Grotto
Mass Times
Penance Information
Baptism Information
Marriage Information
Registration Information
Envelopes and Weekly Offering Information
Hospital Visitation Information
Sick Call Information

Grotto:


New Grotto

Mass Times:


MondayNo Mass
TuesdayNo Mass
Wednesday7:00 PM
ThursdayNo Mass
FridayNo Mass
Saturday4:30 PM
Sunday9:00 AM and 10:30 AM
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Penance:


Preceding Mass or by appointment.

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Baptisms:


All families seeking to have their children baptized should be registered with our parish. Preparation classes are held by our deacons on the first Monday of the ,month at 7:30 P.M. at St. John's. Please call the parish office to register for the class. Baptisms can be scheduled individually with each clergy member.

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Marriages:


Diocesan policy states that a minimum of ONE YEAR is required before your scheduled wedding day. Please call the parish office as soon as possible to schedule your marriage preparation sessions. We ask that you do not commit yourself to any specific dates until you have met with one of our parish clergy to see availability.

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Parish Registration:


We kindly request that those who attend mass register with the parish.

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Envelopes/Weekly Offering:


All parishioners are strongly urged to make use of our envelope system, which greatly assists in predicting our income and preparing our budget for expenses, etc. Envelopes provide us with the necessary stability to manage our income. A record of yearly contributions are kept for you in our office and can be provided for income tax purposes. Thank you for your continued giving!

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Hospital Visitations:


Please call the office and let us know if you or a family member are sick or hospitalized. At your request a priest will then visit the sick person.

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Sick Call:


Please call the parish office if you would like to be on our list for home visitation or want Holy Communion.

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Catholic Prayers:

Sign of the Cross

With the right hand on the forehead "In the name of the Father". With the right hand on the heart "And of the Son". With the right hand moving from the left shoulder to the right "And the Holy Spirit."

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Our Father

Our Father who art in Heaven hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

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Hail Mary

Hail Mary full of grace the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blest is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God pray for us now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

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Glory Be

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it is in the world, now and forever. Amen.

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Apostles Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty Creator of heaven and Earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary; He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended to the dead; on the third day he rose again. He ascended into Heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living sand the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting. Amen.

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Stations of the Cross

  1. Pilate condemns Jesus to death
  2. Jesus takes the cross upon His shoulders
  3. Jesus falls the first time
  4. Jesus meets His Mother, Mary
  5. Simon of Cyrene helps Jesus carry the cross
  6. Veronica wipes Jesus' face
  7. Jesus falls the second time
  8. Jesus speaks to the women of Rome
  9. Jesus falls the third time
  10. Jesus is nailed to the cross
  11. Jesus dies upon the cross
  12. Jesus is taken from the cross and laid in His Mother's arms
  13. Jesus is laid in the tomb
  14. Jesus rises from the dead


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The Rosary

Joyful Mysteries

  1. Annunciation
  2. Visitation
  3. Birth of Jesus
  4. Presentation
  5. Finding of Jesus in the temple


Sorrowful Mysteries

  1. Agony in the Garden
  2. Scourging
  3. Crowning with thorns
  4. Carrying of the cross
  5. Crucifixion


Glorious Mysteries

  1. Resurrection
  2. Ascension
  3. Descent of the Holy Spirit
  4. Assumption of Mary
  5. Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and earth


Luminous Mysteries

  1. Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan
  2. The wedding of Cana
  3. Proclamation of the Kingdom
  4. The transfiguration
  5. The Eucharist


Days for Rosary: Monday: Joyful

Tuesday: Sorrowful

Wednesday: Glorious

Thursday: Luminous

Friday: Joyful

Saturday: Sorrowful

Sunday: Glorious

Begin the Rosary With: 1x Apostles Creed
1x Our Father
3x Hail Mary
1x Glory be

Each of five decades
1x Our Father
10x Hail Mary
1x Glory Be

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Chaplet of Divine Mercy

Use Rosary Beads
1x Our Father
1x Hail Mary
1x Apostles Creed
5 decades of the following
1x "Eternal Father we offer you the body and blood, soul and divinity of your most holy servant, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world"
10x "For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world."
At the end of the 5 decades
3x "Holy God, holy mighty one, Holy immortal one, have mercy on us and on the whole world."

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Parash Events:





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Contact:

Please contact Saint Bernadette's office by calling (302) 398-8269 or Saint John's office at (302)422-5123.
To contact the Webmaster, click here or email denewts@comcast.net

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Saint John Youth Ministry:

FOR THE SAKE OF GOD'S CHILDREN:

Background checks are required every five years. Everyone is responsible for creating a safe environment for our children; that is why St. John the Apostle parish is participating in the For the Sake of Godís Children program. We will support this program to ensure the safety and protection of our children and youth. We want to remind you that all who work with the youth in any capacity are required to have a background check. Call the church office for more information.

WE NOW HAVE ONLINE REGISTRATION FORM which you can download and fill out. The RE office does not mail registration forms unless asked to. You can register for all RE grades on Sunday, October 4th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, and for Teen Challenge courses during the September retreat. To get the registration forms click the links: English and Spanish). Please also ensure you complete the second half of the form available here.

Saint John's Youth Ministry

ST. JOHN'S YOUTH GROUP... will be taking a trip to 6 Flags America in August 11th. If you're a student in grades 6-12 and would like to join in on the fun, please contact Amanda Fulton at either 491-6034 or ana010897@yahoo.com.

YOUTH GROUP FUNDRAISER

Saint Ambrose's Homeschoolers

The St. Ambrose Homeschoolers will now meet on the 2nd Friday of each month following the 9 a.m. Mass. The next scheduled meeting is September 14. For more information on our group, call Debby Miller at 359-9583.

Check out the Homeschoolers activities by clicking this link St. Ambrose Homeschoolers Picture Page

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Saint Bernadette Announcements:

Announcements:

OUR DEPLOYED TROOPS Christian Ciccaglione (Afghanistan), Eddie Garcia (Saudi Arabia), Michael Gleason (Afghanistan), Tommy Lozano & Phillip Turnbull, nephew of Scott Landis. To add anyone to this list, please call the church office at 398-8269.

FOOD PANTRY During the months of May and June the food pantry assisted 333 families with a week's supply of food. The number consists of 351 households of 453 adults and 299 children. Eighty three of those households came to us for the first time. The need continues to grow. If you are in need of assistance or know someone who is call 302-222-8404, we can help.

Volunteer opportunities are available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings on a once a month basis. Call Anne Paladino at 398-4285 for more information.

Sincere thanks to those of you who contribute food and cash to the food pantry. Your donation stays within the Lake Forest School district so you are helping your immediate neighbors and community

IT'S BAAAACK!! Saturday evening Bible study at St. Bernadette's resumes Saturday, July 19, after the 4:00 Mass. Join us to discuss each week's readings, what they mean to us & what they mean for us. Bible is helpful but optional--we might be able to find one for you! Join us for reading, fellowship, & discussion; it's Bible study...& more!

YOUTH GROUP Youth Group will continue to meet throughout the summer. If you are interested in Youth Ministry please contact Patience Pierce at 302-398-9517 ext. 1.



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Saint John Announcements:

Liturgy:

PARISH PRAYER LINE Anyone who would like Prayer for themselves, anyone else or any intention please contact Karen Malzone 422-3290 and leave a message. The Prayer Line for St. John's and St. Bernadette's continues to pray for all intentions called in.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION During the time of Exposition at St. John's why not try an hour in quiet conversation with Our Blessed Lord? Take any hour from Noon Sunday, all day, through the night and all day Monday until closing with benediction before evening Mass at 7 PM. For more information call Debbie Miller 302-359-9583.

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Christian Formation:

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

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Parish & Family Life:

ST. JOHN'S POOL USAGE

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Holy Name Society


Membership:


The Holy Name Society is open to all Catholic men and women. All are welcome to come to our meetings. There is no obligation to join HNS. If you do decide to join HNS the dues are a modest $10 per year.

Meeting Dates and Information


Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month after the 7pm Mass at St. John the Apostle. Before Mass there is Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Rosary at 6:30pm.

Holy Name Society Divine Mercy
Holy Name Society Devotion to Mary
Holy Name Society Adopt an Unborn Child






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Chior Page



St. John's Choir

DirectorCathy Crusco
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SopranosAltos
Maria DegnatsEllen Camarote
Bonnie DeMarEvelyn Lynn
Peggy DeMartinKathleen Shelly
Polly Maloney
Rita Schelhouse
Pat Sheehan
Jane Sherman
Karen Vogel
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TenorsBasses
Bruce LorenzJack Cromarte
Bob MarierDavid Farley
David (Bud) Messenger
Jim Newton


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Knights of Columbus



Visit the Facebook page at :
Click here for the State Council Calendar

News:

NO breakfasts July and August 2014. See you September 14, with a new menu.

Next officers meeting July 3, at 7 pm, in Parish Hall foyer.

Next business meeting, July 17, at 7 pm, in Parish Hall foyer.



BECOMING A MAN AFTER GOD'S OWN HEART is the theme of the very successful "That Man is You" Catholic program. If you are interested in forming a class next Fall, please email Jim Newton at denewts@comcast.net.

Current Slate Officers:


Grand Knight:Joseph O'Connor
Deputy Grand Knight:Dec. John Yaeger
Financial Secretary:Joseph Quetel
Chancellor:William Owens
Recorder:Jim Newton
Treasurer:Fred Smiga
Advocate:Frank Esposito
Warden:Andrew Fulton
Inside Guard:Dominic Romano
Outside Guard:Nicholas Johnson
3rd Year Trustee:David Herron
2nd Year Trustee:Peter Shinas
1st Year Trustee:Roger Paul Woofter


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MESSENGERS OF HOPE



Our Messengers of Hope ministry is Parish's bereavement committee. Our committee facilitates a Grief Support Group on the first Tuesday of the month for breakfast following the 9:00 am Mass at St. John's. We meet in the parish hall for a brief social time followed by our support group.

The Committee meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 1:30 pm.

If you or someone you know has lost a loved one, come and be ministered to by others who have and are going through the grieving process too.

For information check out our website by clicking this link or call Deacon Jim Malloy at 422-7661, Eileen Murphy (St. Bernadette's) at 398-8269 or Debby Miller (St. John's) at 359-9583.

Pastoral Care of the Dying and their Families


The committee for the Pastoral Care of the Dying and their Families invite you to join us! We are a group of parishioners engaged in a ministry of loving care for those who are dying and for their families. Our care takes on various forms. As Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and caring friends we will visit the sick and dying, bringing our Lord and praying with them and their families. Please consider joining us in this ministry of hope and consolation. If you feel called to this ministry, please contact Deacon Jim Malloy at 422-7661.

Pastoral Care at the time of Death


The liturgical component of the Messengers of Hope is to assist families with the preparation of funerals. One of the most important moments in the journey from illness through death to new life is the celebration of the life of the deceased in the Eucharist. In order to help make this celebration more meaningful, we meet with families to discuss their needs and wishes concerning the funeral Mass, the readings, music selections and any special needs. We prepare the church for and attend the funeral liturgy, helping in whatever capacity is needed. If you feel called to walk with members of your community who are experiencing the loss of a loved one, please contact Jim Malloy (St. John's) 422-7661 or Eileen Murphy (St. Bernadette's) 398-8269 or 698-1343.

Funeral Reception


Another important way in which we offer consolation to the family is to provide a reception following the funeral Mass. This is an opportunity for the community to nourish the family both with food and a gentle attentive presence; a time for the family to share a meal and visit with friends and family members as they continue the celebration of their loved one's life. We would like to call upon members of the community to donate side dishes or desserts to serve at this gathering. Please contact Manuela Wright (St. John's) 424-2421 or Tom and Donna Salerno (St. Bernadette's) 335-3854 if you are willing to assist in this area.

Pastoral Care after Death


The Messengers of Hope gather once a month on the first Tuesday following the 9:00am Mass at St. John's. We share a light meal followed by our Grief Support Group. If you or someone you know has lost a loved one and could benefit from being with others who have also experienced a loss, please join us. If you are not ready to participate in a group session, someone is always available to talk to you one on one. If you would like to assist in this ministry or if you are interested in participating in the group, please contact Debby Miller at 359-9583.



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HORARIO DE OFICINA De miercoles a viernes 10:00 a.m. Ė 2:00 p.m.



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St. John's Players



A Theater Ministry of St. John the Apostle and St. Bernadette



If you would like to help us start our theatre ministry or participate in our first production, "The Ever After - A Musical" scheduled for February 19-21, 2010, please email Jim Newton at denewts@comcast.net or call him at 430-0345.

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Community News:

LAKE FOREST CHURCH ASSOCIATION
Food Pantry is open Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Clients should call 302-222-8404 to schedule an appointment the morn-ing of. Volunteer opportunities are available Tuesday, Wednes-day, and Thursday mornings. If you can help one morning a month call Anne Paladino, food pantry coordinator at 302-398-4285.


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Diocesan News:

RIGHT TO LIFE

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Pray for Our Sick:

Saint John's:Saint Bernadette:
Jackie Baney, Roy Bowden Jr., Catherine Bythway Sr., Joseph Cherneski, Elizabeth Cuiba, Ray DiMaria, Marilyn Diogo, Helen Dominguez, Ann and George Ehrmann, Adelia Faulkner, Madeline Gorski, Eddie Hilligoss, Josephine Huber, Rose Imhof, Catherine Love, Angelo Mayoral, Rick McCarthy, Rita Merritt, Kay Meyer, Art Morgan, Dominic Romano, Angela Sabo, Stephanie Santana, Deacon John Smith, Rob Stapleford, Fred Warren, Jackie Wolfe, Jim Woofter, Ryder Waddington, Florence Bianco, Stephen Bond, Eleanor Cerro, Lois Cheshaek, Trudy DeLacy, Maggie Howton, Ruth James, Alice Kozlowski, Ruth Layne, Eldon Riter, & Kathleen Wesbay,


God of comfort bless and heal those afflicted with illness of any kind. May our prayers and our ministry to these our sisters and brothers, comfort and bring Godís healing. AMEN

(Names will remain on the prayer list for four weeks. If they need to be extended please call the office.)

WE REMEMBER THOSE WHO HAVE DIED:

Aubrey Billings,

Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May their souls and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. AMEN.

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