Weekly Bulletin

Today Jesus tells us “I am the Bread of Life; whoever comes to me will never hunger and whoever believes in me will never thirst.” In the Holy Mass each week we are fed with two types of bread. The first type is contained in the Liturgy of the Word. God's spoken message sustains us and guides us. The second is the Holy Eucharist, the gift of the saving body and blood of Jesus Christ. We should never take these gifts for granted but rather must show them proper respect and attention during the liturgical celebration. Let us remember that the Eucharist we celebrate and receive IS Jesus, the Bread of Life. Like the crowd who implored Christ in today's Gospel we ask for these blessings saying , “Sir, give us this bread always”. And in turn, we hear Jesus give us assurance when He says “Behold the Lamb of God. Behold the One who takes away the sins of the world. Blessed are those who are called to the Supper of the Lamb.”


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COLLECTION RESULTS: Regular Collection: $3,941.25 Maintenance and Repair: $1,283.00

THE SECOND COLLECTION: this weekend is for the Church in Latin America. Please be prayerfully generous.

Our Prayer List

Chip Andrus, Rick Arguelo, Thomas Bennett, Theresa Brannon, Samuel Branum, Frances Bridges, Gaylord Brinnon, Lelia Burkes, Cullen Calametti, Mary Ann Calametti, Malcolm Calametti, Gene Carney, Sandi Clark, Pete Cobb, Michael Lambert Collins, Garrett Colvin, Ella Comer, Art Conlon, Deacon Joe Connick, Kevin Connick, Mary Connick, Anthony (Tony) Constantine), Kathy Conwell, Teddy Covington, Ken Crane, Jeff Crawford, Frances Crist, Bobbie Dansley, Dr. Debbie Davis, Duncan Family, Charlie Elliott, Jim Ellis, Carolyn Fairey, Susan Naman Fillers, Linda Fobs, Howard Fowler, Maureen Frost, Spencer Frost, Joe Gable, Dell Garner, Shay Schjott Gautreaux, Ann Geisenheimer, Flora Gilbert, Sheila Green, Patsy Brown Habeeb, Dee Dee Hand, Midge Harden, Christine Harrison, Mat Hartley, Mark Haynes, Katie Henley, Amanda Herring, Blakely Herring, Willie Hill, Parker Hollinghead, Slade Hooks, Claudette Howard, Mary Howell, Robert Howell, Michael Hudson, Kim Hughes, Jerry Ingle, Nelson Iturbe, Sharon Jemison, Shelley Judd, Fred Karkowski, Coy Kirkland, Judy Knowles, Michael J. Knowles, Paul Knowles, Emma Koppersmith, Logan Kynes, Pat Langan, Sam Love, Floyd Laurendine, Angie Leon, Patsy Conn Lilley, Frances Luckie, Marcia Luckie, Sage Lyon III, Betsy Mabry, Joanne Maceluch, Mary Martin, Joyce Masters, Christine Mayhall, Brian McArdle, Herbert McClamy, Shirley Cayton McDonald, Geraldine McGlasker, Butch McPherson, Kelly McPhillips, Woodie McPhillips, Bender Middlekauff, Franklin Millette, K. P. Mixon, Edna Moffett, Tom Murray, Kate Myers, Gerard Neely, Sue Neely, Trinity Neno, Will Nichols, Ginny Noletto, Tony Odom, Lee Pace, Ross Partridge, Betty Patrick, Larry Patterson, Wilford Paul, Emma Perkins, Marie Perkins, Neil Pouliot, Fringella Preston, Walter Haywood Prine, Louise Pruitt, Carolyn Pryor, Sheri Reddington, Barbara Repoll, James Romano, Jr., Mary Rooney, Davis Saratt, Lucille Scott, Mary S. Seibert, Dell Sharbrough, Carol Shepherd, Phil Smith, Eric Speas, Toodie Spikes, Allison Repoll Spillman, Caroline Stapleton, Rose Story, Nita Sutton, David Taylor, Anita Toole, Penny Townsend, Irene Troy, Abbie Vaughn, Margie McKay Wadsworth, Bert Wainwright, David Wainwright, Artemise N. Walker, Bill Watkins, IsabellaWatson, Eliana Watson, Johnny Watts, Michael Watts, Darlene Pennington Wilson, John Paul Wilson, Ralph Wilson, Jr., Taylor Wright, Jenny York.

MASS INTENTIONS

Saturday, July 31 Jeb S. Downing (D) Wednesday, August 4 Camille Kalisz (L)
Sunday, August 1 Ramona Marie Cobb McNab (D) Thursday, August 5 Michael Wilson (D)
Monday, August 2 Bill Leith (D) Friday, August 6 Kathryn Stevens (L)
Tuesday, August 3 Joanne Maceluch (L) Saturday, August 7 Duanne Krekleon Bolt (D)

Covid-19: A Prayer of Solidarity

For all who have contracted coronavirus, we pray for care and healing. For those who are particularly vulnerable, we pray for safety and protection. For all who experience fear or anxiety, we pray for peace of mind and spirit. For affected families who are facing difficult decisions between food on the table or public safety, we pray for policies that recognize their plight. For those who do not have adequate health insurance, we pray that no family will face financial burdens alone. For those who are afraid to access care due to immigration status, we pray for recognition of the God-given dignity of all. For our brothers and sisters around the world, we pray for shared solidarity. For public officials and decision makers, we pray for wisdom and guidance. Father, during this time may your Church be a sign of hope, comfort and love to all. Grant peace. Grant comfort. Grant healing. Be with us, Lord. Amen. (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)

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2021 SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

January 10 Living Faith Booklets July 4 Peter's Pence
January 31 Maintenance and Repairs July 11 Missionary Co-op
February 21 Black & Indian Missions July 25 Maintenance and Repairs
February 28 Maintenance and Repairs August 1 Church in Latin America
March 7 Easter Flowers August 15 Home Missions
March 14 Catholic Relief August 29 Maintenance and Repairs
March 28 Maintenance and Repairs September 19 Catholic University
April 2 Holy Land September 26 Maintenance and Repair
April 4 Church in Central/Eastern Europe October 10 All Souls Offering
April 25 Maintenance and Repairs October 24 Propagation of the Faith
May 2 Catholic Week October 31 Maintenance and Repairs
May 23 Catholic Communications November 21 Campaign for Human Dev.
May 30 Maintenance and Repairs November 28 Maintenance and Repairs
June 20 Seminarians December 5 Christmas Flowers
June 27 Maintenance and Repairs December 12 Retired Religious
December 26 Maintenance and Repairs