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Welcome Father Hereley: Unbound

This weekend, please welcome Rev. Peter Hereley O.P. who is with us to celebrate Mass and tell us about the work of Unbound, a lay Catholic sponsorship ministry that helps children and elderly in 19 developing countries. Stop by the Gathering Space to learn more, or contact 800-875-6564 or visit www.unbound.org

Unbound partners with families living in poverty, empowering them to become self-sufficient and fulfill their desired potential.

When you sponsor a child, young adult or elder through Unbound, you invest in personalized benefits that support goals chosen by the sponsored individual and their family.

Gospel Meditation - The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

"The Jews quarreled among themselves, saying, 'How can this man give us his flesh to eat?'" From the beginning, the Eucharist has been a source of controversy. Some people have always found the teaching difficult to accept. But as Catholics, the Blessed Sacrament is at the heart of our worship and our spirituality; we go to Mass to share in the holy sacrifice of Jesus' body and blood, and we receive spiritual nourishment from partaking of this heavenly food. As Jesus himself tells us in today's Gospel, "Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him."

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Day Trip to The Shrine of Christ’s Passion

Thursday, June 22
The Shrine of Christ’s Passion, St. Johns, Indiana
Tour of Saint Johns Church, Lunch included — Cost $65

There are club cars and benches available. NO extra charge.

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World Refugee Day

June 20

On World Refugee Day, held every year on June 20, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. 
Please pray for them and our world leaders.

World Refugee Day prayer...

Discernment & Vocation

Thursdays, June 29, July 6
7:30—9:00 p.m., Upper Room

In the increasingly complex modern world, it can be difficult to know exactly how to live faithful Christian lives and make decisions informed by our faith. How can we know God's will for us in our lives? What does it look like to respond to His call as an adult? We’ll reflect on and discuss these and similar questions, using examples from day-to-day life as well as from broader lifestyle discernment (marriage, religious life, or priesthood).

 

Outreach in Our Own Community

Your regular contributions to our outreach programs make a difference in the daily lives of hundreds of people in our area. 

Please place your contributions of non-perishable food in the baskets in the Gathering Space.

Donations of personal care items can be placed in the box near the large window in the Gathering Space for Our Lady of the Road.

Monetary donations for our outreach program (that helps families in crisis with rent and utilities) can be put in the green “Whatsoever You Do” envelopes or donate online through our parish website.
 

Healing Prayer

“Not by bread alone does one live, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of the Lord.” That’s from today’s first reading. God permitted the Israelites to be afflicted with hunger, then fed them with manna during their 40-year journey in the desert. They got the message. How about us? When food is readily available from a variety of markets, it might be easy to take blessings for granted. Or not even think in terms of blessings. How about healing? Same thing. Before the advent of medicine, one would likely attribute healing to God’s intervention. Now it would be easy to give all credit to medicine and doctors.

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Prison Ministry Update

Prison Ministry
Last year at this time, I asked you to donate household goods for the Ministry House located at 811 W LaSalle Ave. for six recently released prisoners who have no other place to live.  Your response was tremendous.

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Summertime!

Summer should be a relaxing time.  Think about making your donations to the church easier on yourself and easier on the church.  We ask you to prayerfully consider signing up for Online Giving with WeShare. Online giving provides opportunities for one-time or recurring donations to regular collections as well as all special parish collections and missions. WeShare makes donating simple and easy, while at the same time keeping the process safe and secure.

If you would like to donate online, please visit littleflowerchurch.org and click on “Give online”. If you have any questions or would like help setting up your account, please call our parish office at 574-272-7070.