There is a lot to do. Today's Gospel gives the Christian some pretty simple instructions as to what Jesus wants of his disciples: "Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, drive out demons." At the same time we're to announce that "the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
The commission that Jesus gives us could seem overwhelming. Or, we might think that given the context of today's Gospel, it's not really everyone's job. It is only the task of those who are called to be shepherds: bishops, priests, deacons and other ministers of the Church. But remember, the disciples weren't any special group of leaders when Jesus first met them. Peter, Andrew, James and John were fishermen. Matthew was a tax collector. We don't know much about the others. We can assume that they were just ordinary folk when Jesus gave them these tasks.
We can't really get off the hook here. Those instructions are for us, too. So while we're asking the harvest master to send out laborers for the harvest, we may want to look to ourselves as the people who have to do some of the heavy lifting.
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|FATHER DAVID thanks all who
remembered him on the 16th Anniversary of Ordination, June 2nd. Your cards, gifts
and wishes are greatly appreciated. God Bless you!
|CONGRATULATIONS TO TED AND RITA WRATKOWSKI who are celebrating their 60th
Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, June 11th. May God bless them with
health, happiness, and many more Anniversaries!
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WEEKLY MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday, June 11
4:30 p.m. Ted & Rita Wratkowski - 60th Wedding Anniversary
Sunday, June 12
Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 a.m. t Stanley & Harriet Moritko
10:00 a.m. t Sophie & Joseph Jadlowski
11:30 a.m. Irena & Ryszard Ignatik
6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Monday, June 13
6:45 a.m. t John & Mary Majkrzak
Tuesday, June 14
6:45 a.m. t Helen Danaj
Wednesday, June 15
6:45 a.m. t Raymond Petroske
Thursday, June 16
6:45 a.m. t Joan Jagodzinski
Friday, June 17
6:45 a.m. t Mary Ann Szaflarski
Saturday, June 18
8:00 a.m. t John Malec
4:30 p.m. t LaVern Sandell
Sunday, June 19
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
8:00 a.m. t John Motyl
10:00 a.m. James & Joan Turpin - 45th Wedding Anniversary
11:30 a.m. t Barbara Lamusga
6:30 p.m. For the Parishioners
Readings for the Week of June 12, 2005
Sunday: Ex 19:2-6a, Rom 5:6-11, Mt 9:36-10:8
Monday: 2 Cor 6:1-10, Mt 5:38-42
Tuesday: 2 Cor 8:1-9, Mt 5:43-48
Wednesday: 2 Cor 9:6-11, Mt 6:1-6, 16-18
Thursday: 2 Cor 11:1-11, Mt6:7-15
Friday: 2 Cor 11:18,21-30, Mt 6:19-23
Saturday: 2 Cor 12: 1-10, Mt 6:24-34
Next Sunday: Jer 20:10-13, Rom 5:12-15, Mt 10:26-33
IN HISTORY THIS WEEK:
June 13, 1983
Pioneer 10 becomes first human-crafted object
to leave the solar system.
June 15, 1846
The US-Canadian border is established
with the signing of the Oregon Treaty.