St. Charles Parish Location: St. Francis, SD Sunday Mass: 11:30 AM Pastor: Fr. John Hatcher, S.J. St. Francis Mission Phone: 605.747.2361 Parish Administrator: Mr. Tony Lusvardi, S.J. Assistant Pastor: Fr. Jim Michalski, S.J. Saint Bridget’s Mass Sunday: 9:00AM Saint Thomas the Apostle Masses Sunday: 9:00AM
Reconciliation: Sundays, 20 min prior to Mass Daily Mass This Week Tuesday: 12:00PM, St. Bridget Wednesday: 12:00 PM, St. Charles Thursday: 12:00 PM, St. Bridget
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><June 23rd, 2013<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Welcome to the celebration of The Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time!
Engaging the Word 1st Reading: Zechariah 12:10-1;13:1~ 2nd Reading:
Galatians 3:26-29 ~ Gospel: Luke 9:18-24
Today's Gospel tells the story of Jesus asking His followers, "Who do the crowds say that I am?" His disciples answer that some say he is Elijah or John the Baptist or another prophet. These are all honorable people to be compared to. Yet Jesus is, as we know, much greater than all those characters. Peter is the only one to answer correctly when he says that Jesus is, "The Christ of God." Jesus then goes on to illustrate what it means to be a follower of the 'Christ of God.' Jesus says that he is to be rejected and is to suffer and die, and on the third day be raised. He goes on to say that whoever wishes to be a follower of the Christ "must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me." This is quite a challenge for us today. Even though our crosses may not look like Jesus' or the early disciples did, they are still a challenge for us to bear. Although we aren't tortured and fed to lions, we may still be rejected for standing up for the Gospel and perhaps even ostracized for our beliefs as a Catholic. Indeed our crosses today take many different forms, yet they are just as important for us to bear. So what is your cross? What is that thing that God wants you to do that is also very hard to do? Perhaps it could even be something as simple as going to Mass every week. Whatever it is, let us pray for the insight to see what God's will is in our lives. Let us pray also for the strength to 'take up our cross daily' and follow Jesus.
Check out the
HEARTS ON FIRE retreat next month, sponsored by the Jesuit ministry
The Apostleship of Prayer. This is a retreat event for young adults - age 18-39, single or married!
A day and a half of spiritual renewal for young adults Insights on how the deepest desires of our hearts lead us to the Heart of Christ An introduction to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola Dynamic presentations from young Jesuit priests and scholastics (seminarians) Practical ways to connect faith and daily life Mass (meets Sunday obligation) and opportunity for Reconciliation Saturday light breakfast and lunch provided Suggested donation for the weekend: $20.00 Nursing infants welcome The retreat will be July 26-27, 2013, starting on 6:30 pm Friday, ending with 4:30 pm Vigil Mass on Saturday. It will be held in St. Lambert Parish’s Youth Room 1000 S Bahnson Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57103 Sponsored by St. Lambert Parish and the Sioux Falls Diocese Office of Adult Faith Formation.
For more information, go to: www.apostleshipofprayer.org/hof2013siouxfalls.html
Saint of the Week — St. Peter the Apostle Peter was called by Jesus to be a fisher of men; he cast away his nets along the Sea of Galilee and began to follow Him. Peter is represented in the New Testament as the leader of the Apostles. Peter was one of the privileged few who witnessed Jesus’ Transfiguration, the raising of the dead child to life and the agony in Gethsemane. Despite this, Peter is also represented with his human flaws throughout the Gospels. Peter gives up all of his belongings in the Gospel of Matthew, but he asks what he will get in return. Peter also faces Jesus’ anger when he objects to the idea of a suffering Messiah. Peter also walks on water with Jesus in faith, but begins to sink into the water because of his doubts. His most famous weakness comes when he denies Christ three times before the crucifixion. However, Peter’s leadership and dedication to Christ’s message eventually make him the first Pope of the Church; Jesus directly tells Peter to feed his lambs and his sheep. We celebrate his feast day on June 29.
Body, Mind & Soul Camp! Every summer, the Saint Francis Mission Religious Education departments puts on its Body, Mind & Soul Camp, a week-long arts and crafts camp dedicated to teaching kids about a specific topic in Catholicism. This year’s theme is The Lord’s Prayer (Our Father). Body, Mind & Soul Camp Schedule June 24-28 (St. Thomas in Mission) 9AM-2:30PM July 8-11 (Parmelee) 12:30PM-4:30PM Want your child to be a part of Body, Mind & Soul? Bring them on the first day or contact Betty Young at 747-2361 OR 747-2567 St. Bridget’s Carnival! Saturday, July 27 There will be games, prizes, food, and much more! Stay tuned!
Sapa Un Academy Saint Francis Mission’s Sapa Un Catholic Academy is accepting applications for it’s 3rd grade class for this coming Fall of 2013.
Attention Middle School Youth!! The Saint Francis Mission will be hosting a Middle School Overnight Retreat at the Icimani Ya Waste’ Recovery Center in St. Francis from Saturday, June 29Sunday, June 30. The retreat will begin at 1PM on Saturday and conclude with St. Charles Mass at 11:30AM on Sunday. Contact the JVs at the Saint Francis Mission at 747-2361 for more information!
St. Francis Mission will be hosting three
Summer Dental Clinics at the SFM Dental Clinic in St. Francis.
You’re all invited to…
July 15-19 July 22-26 The SD Dental Association will also be helping on the 22-26th so we will have twice the availability! July 29-August 2
“Created In the Image & Likeness of God” Dignity of the Human Person & the First Three Commandments
IMPORTANT: Don’t just show up, you must call Marty Jones at 605-747-2142 to schedule an appointment for a definite day and time!
“The dignity of the human person is rooted in his creation in the image and likeness of God; it is fulfilled in his vocation to divine beatitude. It is essential to a human being freely to direct himself to this fulfillment” (CCC 1700). The first three Commandments deal with our relationship with God. Presenter: Father Brian Lane
Every Monday this summer from about 9am-3pm there will also be dental hygienist days especially for mothers with young children. Call Marty for more information!
July 14, St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Mission (2 p.m. CT) For more information on the Year of Faith check www.yofrc.org.
Next Sunday’s Readings 1st Reading: 1 Kings 19:16b, 19-21 2nd Reading: Galatians 5:1, 13-18 Gospel: Luke 9: 51-62
Published on Jun 29, 2013