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St. John Bosco Women’s Society

Annual Rummage Sale

2114 Oakmere Drive

in Woodmere

July 19 – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm

 

Household items, clothing, toys, books, tools jewelry, linens, seasonal decorations and much more!!!
 

Drinks and food will be available for purchase.

 

 

Dear beloved parishioners of St. Martha and Infant Jesus of Prague Church,


It seems hard to believe that 30 years have passed since I was ordained as a priest.  This is more than a quarter of a century of my priestly ministry, indeed it has been filled with a mixture of blessings and challenges.  But through it all, I have no doubt I have been abundantly blessed.

 

       I am very grateful to my family and to all of you who share in my priestly life with your prayers, loving support, and welcoming me into your homeland.  At this time in my life America is my true home.

 

       It is such a great joy for me to serve the Lord and you, the beloved parishioners of St. Martha and Infant Jesus of Prague.  I wish and look forward to being your pastor for ANOTHER 30 YEARS!

 

       Please know how much I love and appreciate all those who made my 30th Anniversary of my Ordination to the Priesthood such a great success!  

 

Many thanks  to those who donated food for the reception; Mr. Augustine and Mrs. Agnes Tsang of China Doll Restaurant, Ms. Kim Dung Tran, my cousin, Mr. & Mrs. Bat Le and  Chef Minh.  Your thoughtfulness and generosity is greatly appreciated.  Please accept my sincere thanks. 

 

Many thanks to everyone for joining me in this special celebration last Sunday!  Your presence, best wishes, cards and gifts were all very heart warming.  My heart goes out to all of you.  Please continue to remember me in your prayers, that God will grant me good health, wisdom, and grace to serve Him and the church for many years to come.  May God bless all of you.

 

Fr. Lich


Vocation Cross (Infant Jesus)

The schedule for receiving the Vocation Cross at mass is shown below:

 

            Date                                Recipient

Sun., June 22, 10 a.m.     Consuela Stewart

Sat., June 28, 4:00 p.m.       Jeanette & Roy

                                                       Allain

 

St. Martha Weekly Collection

 

MAY 11, 2014, 2014 Collection

            Envelopes                               $5,918.00

            Loose                                           958.00

            Building Fund                               493.00   

            Total                                         $7,369.00

 

MAY 18, 2014, 2014 Collection

            Envelopes                               $2,775.00

            Loose                                        1,110.85

            Building Fund                                 59.00

            Total                                         $3,944.85

 

Infant Jesus Weekly Collection

 

MAY 11, 2014 Collection

            Envelopes                                 $2,233.00

            Loose                                             623.21

            Building Fund                                 104.00

            Total                                         $  2,960.21

 

MAY 18, 2014, 2014 Collection

            Envelopes                               $     406.00

            Loose                                             295.00

            Building Fund                                       .00

            Total                                         $     701.00

 

 

 

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Mass Intentions


MONDAY, JUNE 16, 8:00 A.M. (INFANT JESUS)

For the sick of our parish


TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 8:00 A.M. (St. Martha)

Deceased parishioners


WEDNESDAY. JUNE 18, 8:00 AM (Infant Jesus)

James & Fernande Laurent


THURS., JUNE 19, 8:00 AM (St. Martha)

For the ill in our parish


FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 8:00 AM (St. Martha)

James Leithman


SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 4:00 P.M. (Infant Jesus

Ella McMahon; Anthony & Lena Peperone; Shirley Domingue (birthday); Brett Thomas; Carol Onders; Slavatore & Cusima Talamo; Henry & Elnora Williams


SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 5:30 P.M. (St. Martha)

James & Stephen Martin, Josef Tuan Tran, Kenny Orgeron, Teresa Marshall, Ronald Treme, Roland & Lorina LaBauve, Sr., Tony Guidry, Mothe’s Funeral Homes, LLC (Bulletin Sponsor)


SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 8:30 A.M. (St. Martha)

For our parishioners


SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 10:00 A.M. (Infant Jesus)

Walter & Elaine Bartolo & Family; Shirley & Fernand Crochet, Jr.; Ronald Laurent; Randy & Toni Arseneaux


SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 10:30 AM, (St. Martha)

Arlene Longo, Peter & Maria Minh Dang, Joseph Binh Nguyen, Herbert Robin, Sr., Mary Santos, Lourdes Bacuta, Ryan Bush, Giacobe Nguyen Van Thi, Rosa Nguyen Thi Tieu, Anthony Nguyen Van Tinh, Anna Maria Nguyen Thi May, Joseph Vu Van Dam, Ana Nguyen Thi Man, Mrs. R. V. Faucheux & Deceased family members, Joe Lupo, China Doll Chinese Cuisine, Parishioner (Bulletin Sponsor)


MONDAY, JUNE 23, 8:00 A.M.,(Infant Jesus)

For the Sick


TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 8:00 AM  (St. Martha)

Deceased Parishioners


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 8 AM (Infant Jesus)

For the Military


THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 7:00 PM (St. Martha)

For the health of our parishioners


FRIDAY, JUNE 27, 8:00 A.M. (St. Martha)

David Vidrine


SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 4 PM (Infant Jesus)

Ella McMaho, Vincent & Santa Saladino


SATURDAY, JUNE 28, 5:30 P.M. (St. Martha)

Josef Tuan Tran, Kenny Orgeron, Theresa Marshall, Pemba Lighting & Automation, (Bulletin Sponsor)


SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 8:30 AM, (St. Martha)

For our parishioners


SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 10:00 AM (Infant Jesus)

Paula Hymel Taravella (anniversary), Shirley & Fernand Crochet, Jr.

 

 

SUNDAY, JUNE 29, 10:30 AM, (St. Martha)

Arlene Longo, James & Stephen Martin, Doris Sevin, Peter & Maria Minh Dang, Joseph Binh Nguyen, Herbert Robin, Sr., Mary Santos, Giacobe Nguyen Van Thi, Rosa Nguyen Thi Tieu, Lourdes Bacuta, Anthony Nguyen Van Tinh, Ana Maria Nguyen Thi May, Joseph Vu Van Dam, Ana Nguyen Thi Man, John W. LeJuene, Jr., Ryan Bush, Joe Lupo, William J. Scheffler, III, Attorney, Rita “Pepper” Scheffler, Paralegal, Parishioner (Bulletin Sponsor)

 

Sanctuary Light

The Sanctuary Light at St. Martha will burn the week of June 11th in memory of John W. LeJeune, Jr.  It will burn the week of June 18th in memory of the Dominick & Roussell Family.

 

The Sanctuary Light at infant Jesus will burn the week of June 22nd for David Banks.  It will burn the week of June 29th for Paula Hymel Taravella.

 

Altar Flowers

The flowers at the Altar the week of June 28th have been donated in memory of Al Delger on the anniversary of his death.  The flowers the week of July 5th have been donated by Mr. & Mrs. Joe Dang & Family in memory of Peter and Maria Minh Dang.

 

Congratulations

Congratulations to Christopher Brown for graduating from Tulane University with a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance.  Chris is now enrolled in the post-graduate piano program at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in the Winston-Salem area and he plans to eventually earn a doctoral degree in Musical Arts.  His last day for playing piano at St Martha will be on Sunday, June 29.  We thank Chris for sharing his tremendous musical talents with our parish community over these last ten years.  While we are sorry to see him leave, we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.  BRAVO, Chris!

 

Youth Group Cake Sale

 

The Youth Group would like to thank all who baked and those who purchased the wonderful cakes from the CYO Youth Group recently.  They made $466.00 on this event for the Infant Jesus of Prague’s Food Bank.

 

Retrouvaille Weekend for Troubled Marriages

 

A Retrouvaille/Rediscovery program for couples experiencing marital difficulties will be held by the Baton Rouge community on the weekend of April 11-13, and by the New Orleans community on the weekend of July 18 - 20.  Retrouvaille is a program sponsored by the Catholic Church that applies to couples living either separated, divorced or disconnected lives who want to save their marriage.  The program consists of a weekend followed by six follow-up sessions along with a monthly support group.  For information and/or registration, contact 985-641-3802 or Family Life Office 504-861-6254.

 


 

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Bulletin Sponsors

 

May we suggest that you turn to the back page of our bulletin and check out our advertisers.  Through their generosity, our bulletin is made possible.  We would like to express our thanks to them for their ongoing support.

 

 

A note from Deacon Larry Murphy

 

Deacon Larry Murphy will be available at the Pastoral Office at Infant Jesus of Prague Mission on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Thursday of the month from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and on the 2nd and 4th Thursday from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Please schedule an appointment.  For a Saturday appointment, please contact Deacon Larry at 368-1397.

 

 

 

Choose Life Newspaper

 

One long ago day at a Washington, D.C. Prayer Breakfast, a tiny nun proclaimed these words to those in high positions of power; “if we accept that a mother can kill even her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?”  On that day, Mother Teresa of Calcutta captured the essence of love—respect for all human life.

We pray for all those who have been led astray by the false promises of abortion that they may turn to the Lord for comfort.

 

IRS CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS RULING

 

The IRS has issued new guidelines, effective January 1, 2007 that will require parishioners who itemize deductions on their federal tax returns to have bank records or parish receipts in order to deduct their charitable church contributions.  This means parishioners who contribute cast in the collection basket each Sunday, without using a church envelope, will no longer be able to deduct those contributions because they will have neither bank records nor receipts to verify them.

 

 

 

 

Infant Jesus of Prague/St. Martha Church

Food Bank (368-1397)

2108 8th Street, Harvey

A few parishioners of Infant Jesus of Prague Church started the Food Bank over 20 years ago. Today the Food Bank serves approximately 60 bag lunches per month to homeless street people and provides groceries to approximately 160 needy families once a month who live in the church parish boundaries. Strict records are kept to insure that the truly needy are provided food. The following are required for families requesting monthly groceries: ID, proof of address, proof of income, and social security card numbers for family members. The street people are required to sign for their lunches. Bag lunches and monthly family groceries are distributed every Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30 to noon.

 

Cash and food donations are provided to the Food Bank by parishioners of Infant Jesus and St. Martha Parishes, and various businesses on the Westbank. Second Harvest is a major contributor to the Food Bank.

 

The following are ongoing needs of the Food Bank:

  • Food

  • Cash

  • Checks made payable to “Infant Jesus Helping Hands”

  • Volunteers to serve

Some items needed:

  • Rice, Sugar, Can Goods, Beans, Cereal,  Can Vegetables

  • Stuffing, Cookies, Tomato Sauce, Crackers,

  • Jell-O, Boxed Pasta, Dishes

  • Tuna Tomato Paste Boxed Rice Dishes

  • Snacks Can Soup Individual Gatorade

  • Cake Mix Potted Meat Individual Bottled Tea

  • Pasta Peanut Butter Individual Bottled Water

  • Chips Canned Fruit Potted Meat

  • Can Tomatoes, Boxed Potato Dishes, Vienna Sausage

  • Razors, Mini Shaving Cream, Mini Soap, Deodorant,

  • Shampoo and Feminine Products

Volunteers: Elaine Bartolo & Bertha Lapine

Sheena Berthelot & Martha Strauch

 

 

 

 

Heavenly Dusters (St. Martha)

 

What a privilege it is to clean the Lord’s house.  And that’s what we do.  We clean floors and windows, dust and vacuum, clean bathrooms and anything else that need to be cleaned.  We also take the linens home to wash and iron.  We work as a group so that no one has a heavy load.  Many hands make light work, so we are always looking for new members.

 

Altar Society (Infant Jesus)

 

We also take care of the Lord’s house, open chapel, clean church and altar, wash and prepare linens, change books in the church and chapel and set up for mass.

 

Men’s Club

 

 “Loving and Serving God Through One Another”.  We meet once a month to schedule, discuss and plan such events as the St. Martha’s Annual Golf Tournament, retreat, how we can assist other ministries, cabbage ball and bowling events against St. Martha’s Youth Group and an occasional card game among the members.

 

 

 



The Proper Way

For Receiving Holy Communion

 

The following guidelines are based on the norms for the reverent reception of Holy Communion at Mass contained in the General Instruction of the Roman Missal from the Holy See and in Norms for the Distribution and Reception of Holy Communion under both Kinds in the Dioceses of the United States issued by the American Bishops and confirmed by the Holy See.

 

How to receive Holy Communion

 

Stand up and step out of your pew to join in the Communion Procession.  Often an usher helps to oversee this process.

 

If you are not carrying a child in your arms or a hymnal or a cane in your hand, it is appropriate to join your hands in front of you in a prayerful position (traditionally over the heart) as you process forward.

 

Remain standing for the reception of Holy Communion.  This is the standard posture for receiving Communion in the United States.

 

As you approach the minister, bow your head slightly as a sign of reverence toward Our Lord in the Eucharist.  You may receive the Sacred Host either in your hand or on your tongue.  The choice is yours.  There should be nothing (gum or cough drop) in your mouth when you receive Holy Communion.

 

If you intend to receive the Sacred Host in your hand, extend both hands palm upwards toward the minister, placing one hand directly on top of the other.  You should do this as you approach the minister so that it is obvious to the minister that you wish to receive Communion in the hand.  Do not receive the Sacred Host in the hand by extending only one of your hands.  If you are carrying a child in your arms or a cane in your hands, you should receive the Sacred Host on the tongue.

 

The minister will hold the Sacred Host in front of you and say, “The Body of Christ.”  You respond by saying, “Amen”.  Do not substitute another expression for it such as “Thank you”.  The minister in saying “The Body of Christ” and “The Blood of Christ” is making a declaration of faith about the nature of the Eucharist and the Church which you as the communicant must affirm with your “Amen” before you receive.  The word Amen from Hebrew meaning “Truly”, or “Let it be so”.

 

The minister will then place the Host on your open palm.  Do not attempt to grab the Host from the minister with your fingers.  Once the Host has been placed in your hand, immediately consume the Host in front of the minister.  You should pick up the Host from the palm of your hand with the fingers of your other hand and reverently place the Host in your mouth.  Do not begin walking back to your pew before consuming the Host, or carry the Host with the intention of dipping it into the Precious Blood. (The Lord said, take this cup and drink from it).

 

If you are going to receive the Sacred Host on your tongue, keep your hands joined over your heart, bow your head slightly as a sign of reverence toward Jesus in the Eucharist.  After the minister holds the Host in front of you and says the Body of Christ and your respond Amen, tilt your head backwards and extend your tongue far enough so there is no danger of the host falling to the floor.

 

If you wish to receive the Precious Blood – the choice is yours – bow your head slightly as you approach the minister.  The minister will hold the chalice in front of you and say, “The Blood of Christ”, to which you respond, “Amen”.  The minister will then hand you the chalice.  Grasp the chalice firmly with both hands.  Take a small sip of the Precious Blood and hand the chalice back to the minister who will wipe its rim to prepare it for the next communicant.

 

After receiving Holy Communion, return reverently to your pew and either sit or kneel for your private prayers, or to make an act of thanksgiving for the gift of the Eucharist.

 

 


 

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