ANNOUNCEMENTS &

LITURGY COMMENTARY

Pentecost 2004

(May 30, 2004)

 

Please listen to these reminders:

v    Dates and times available for portrait settings are listed in the bulletin along with sign-up information.  You’ll receive a free directory and color portrait.  Our new pictorial directory cannot be complete without you.  Please take part. 

 

v    Help is needed to remove our temporary baptismal pool on Tuesday.  If you can help carry stones and disconnect pumps please tell Fr. Charles.

 

v    We need lots more volunteers especially as hospitality ministers, servers and Eucharistic ministers.  You’ll have an opportunity to sign up when you come for directory pictures or call the parish office.

 

v    On Memorial Day, Monday, the daily Mass will be at Mount Calvary Cemetery at 9:00 a.m.  There will not be a 7:30 Mass here in church.  If there is bad weather, the Mass will be at 9:00 here in the church.

 

v    This coming Wednesday, June 2, is the first picnic in the park. Gather at 6:30 in South Park across from the Simon Parish Center.  Bring your favorite food to share.  Enjoy fellowship.  See the insert in the bulletin for details.

 

v    The annual Eucharistic Procession for the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ will take place after the 2:00 Mass on Sunday afternoon, June 13.  It will conclude with an ice cream social. Help is needed.  Contact Scott Wagner or Tim Towle.

 

     Please take a bulletin home or check the website for details and additional information.  Please stop and look around as you leave today for things you might be leaving behind.  Your help is appreciated in keeping our worship space clean. 

 

 

 (STOP!  Wait for about 5 seconds before you continue.)

 

Often when moments of panic or fear hit us we are able to breathe easily and peacefully because of our faith.  Let’s breathe out all panic and fear and allow the spirit of peace to come upon us in a few moments of silence.

 

(After 20 seconds of silence, look to the back for a signal from the presider to continue.)

 

COMMENTARY:

Amen.  (Pause)   Today we celebrate the church’s birthday – the feast of Pentecost.  It is also Memorial Day weekend with lots of activities to start the summer season.  Many of our brothers and sisters are absent as they visit family and friends or begin vacations.  We expect we have visitors today for those same reasons.  As we welcome and greet each other let’s also introduce ourselves to those who might be new or visiting.

 

 [Greeting]

 

Cantor announces the opening hymn.

 

 

(The Sprinkling Rite replaces the Penitential Rite during Eastertime.)

 

 

 

GLORY TO GOD is sung during the sprinkling.

Opening Prayer

Liturgy of the Word

Scriptures

Homily

Creed or Baptism

 

 

INTERCESSIONS

 

Presider:  (invitation to prayer)

 

Reader:

For God’s holy church, gathered from every nation under heaven, we pray to the Lord.

 

 

For the United Nations and for all dedicated to world peace, we pray to the Lord.

 

For all who thirst for healing, especially for Paulina Cooper, Clyde Mersmann, Beverly McDonald, Dottie Martin, Lee Trybom, Joseph Kuo, Mary James, Debbie Dillon, Louis Pfeifer, James Gardner, Jim Elkins, Ruth Barnes_________________________________ and for all the names of the sick and flower memorials on our altar, we pray to the Lord.

 

For those deprived of freedom and those who serve in the military and work for freedom, we pray to the Lord.

 

For those who went to their graves believing in Christ’s resurrection, especially for Larry S. Flannery, we pray to the Lord.

 

For the neophytes who complete today the paschal season of mystagogy, we pray to the Lord.

 

For those preparing for sacrament, especially for our newly baptized Anna Kathryn Johnson, Kyle Allen West, Matteo Zane Kellison, Jorge Antonio Rodriquez Kempt, Emilio Antonio Moreno-Martinez; for our newly married Erin Steward & Travis Postlethwaite, Donna Murray & Andy Callewaert, Jay Schleicher & Misty Honeck, Craig Veschi & Natalie Young; for our newly confirmed, Nikki Maestas and Lynda Castico, we pray to the Lord.

 

For married couples who continue to grow in the spirit of love they profess as newlyweds, especially for those celebrating their 50th anniversaries, Jean & Jim O’Toole and Marge & Bert Rowell, we pray to the Lord.  

 

For those who are bereaved and for all our departed loved ones, especially for those who served in the military, we pray to the Lord.

 

 

Saturday - 5:30 p.m.

For Mike & Margaret Haag who have gone before us to joys that never end; and for the silent prayers in our hearts …(30 seconds of silence), we pray to the Lord.

 

Sunday - 7: 00 a.m.   

For Jim and Jean O’Toole, celebrating fifty years of marriage at this Mass, in thanksgiving for blessings received; and for the silent prayers in our hearts…(30 seconds of silence), we pray to the Lord.

 

 

Sunday - 8:30 am

For Irene Evers who has gone before us to joys that never end; and for the silent prayers in our hearts…(30 seconds of silence), we pray to the Lord.

 

Sunday - 11 a.m.

For the special intention for Wilfred Klaus & Louis Pfeifer; and for the silent prayers in our hearts…(30 seconds of silence), we pray to the Lord.

 

Sunday – 2:00 p.m.

For a special intention; and for the silent prayers in our hearts…(30 seconds of silence), we pray to the Lord.

 

Sunday – 5:00 p.m.

For the People of St. John Parish as we go forth from this paschal season as witnesses to peace and reconciliation; and for the silent prayers in our hearts…(30 seconds of silence), we pray to the Lord.

 

 

 

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