Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time : July 5, 2015
Gospel (Mark 6: 1 - 6 )
Jesus departed from there and came to his native place*, accompanied by his disciples. When the sabbath came he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished. They said, “Where did this man get all this? What kind of wisdom has been given him? What mighty deeds are wrought by his hands! Is he not the carpenter, the son of Mary, and the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his native place and among his own kin and in his own house.” So he was not able to perform any mighty deed there, apart from curing a few sick people by laying his hands on them. He was amazed at their lack of faith. *Nazareth
“Let us ask for the grace not to tire of asking forgiveness because He never tires of forgiving.”
- Pope Francis
A SUMMER PRAYER TO MY GUARDIAN ANGEL
My Guardian Angel, you have
been especially assigned by God
as my daily companion and
guide. During these summer
months, I ask that you watch
over me as a protector. Remind
me of my duty to love God and
neighbor. While I enjoy the
blessings of these summer
months, never let me forget my
duties and responsibilities as a
Christian. By your help and
assistance, may all I think, do
and say be pleasing to God. Amen.
2015 ARCHBISHOP'S CHARITY AND DEVELOPMENT DRIVE
- Quota assigned to St. Agnes…………..$292,000
- Pledges already made…………………..$270,542
- Amount need to fulfill our quota…………..$21,458
Our deep gratitude to the parishioners who generously have made a pledge to the ABCD Annual Appeal. Currently, 260 parishioners of St. Agnes have made their pledges. It will be ideal if each family contributes in a generous way to the Archbishop’s Charities Drive. If you have not yet made your pledge, please try to make it this week.
There are special “ABCD” envelopes at the entrance of the church. Your gift will be a great help and hope for the Archdiocese of Miami. May the Good Lord bless your generosity.
WHEN STRESS STRIKES… CONSIDER THIS THREE-STEP SOLUTION
Yes you can! When stress hits, think in terms of solutions, not problems. Review your achievements. To keep life positive, do something you love: take a long walk; write a poem; read a book. This time will refuel your energy and refresh you.
Do what’s best for you. Each day, work to improve your diet, and to get enough rest and exercise. Rid your life of clutter, both in terms of things and of commitments and tasks. Concentrate on what’s valuable and uplifting.
Understand the big picture. During any stressful situation, ask yourself: “What matters most here?” Chances are that the problem won’t matter next month or perhaps even tomorrow. Take a breath and say a prayer of thanksgiving to the loving God who’s with you in good times and bad.
CELL PHONE VS. BIBLE
I wonder what would happen if we treated our Bible like we treat our cell phones?
- What if we carried it around in our purses or pockets?
- What if we flipped through it several times a day?
- What if we turned back to go get it if we forgot it?
- What if we used it to receive messages from the text?
- What if we treated it like we couldn't live without it?
- What if we gave it to kids as gifts?
- What if we used it as we traveled?
- What if we used it in case of an emergency?
This is something to make you go… hmmm..., where is my Bible?
Oh, and one more thing. Unlike our cell phone, we don’t ever have to worry about our Bible being disconnected because Jesus already paid the bill.
Makes you stop and think “where are my priorities’?
And no dropped calls!
PERPETUAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Could you not watch one hour with me? Mt. 26:40
Can you commit to one of these hours?
Sunday: 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm
Tuesday 2:00 am and 4:00 am
Saturday: 6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm, 9:00 pm and 10:00 pm
Please call: (305) 798-7896 for more information. Thank you!
“Summer is not only a
season... it’s also an attitude.
Summer calls me to be open like
a flower-transparent like a
mountain lake- playful like a
chipmunk- free like a soaring gull-
Persistent like a mosquitowelcoming
like the dawn. Gentle God,
your invitation to be a Summer person
is the voice of beauty and life that I
Everything I need to know, I learned from Noah’s Ark:
One: Don’t miss the boat.
Two: Remember that we are all in the same boat.
Three: Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark.
Four: Stay fit. When you’re 60 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.
Five: Don’t listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.
Six: Build your future on high ground.
Seven: For safety’s sake, travel in pairs.
Eight: Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
Nine: When you’re stressed, float awhile.
Ten: Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.
Eleven: No matter the storm, when you are with God, there’s always a rainbow waiting.