Catholic Church 12001 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455
772-546-5150, office 772-546-8820, fax [email protected] Website: www.stchrishs.com
Very Rev. Aidan Hynes, V.F., Pastor James Parrilli, Deacon
Office Hours Monday thru Friday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
September 24, 2017
St. Christopher Catholic Church
Please Remember St. Christopher Parish In Your Will
Saturday, September 23, 2017
3:30 PM Mary Dunn / Gus Formato / Adeline Peck / Linda Masterpole
5:00 PM Helen Duffy / / Special Intention / Walter Jacobs /
Intention of Living and Deceased Members of the McDonough Family
Sunday, September 24, 2017
7:30 AM Rev. Emmanuel Gardon / Don and Jini McMenamin / Intention of Elizabeth Russell /
People of St. Christopher
9:00 AM The Charles and Sophie Lomangino Family / Jack Heyer / Mickey Daly / Daniel Carrado
10:30 AM Stanley Sonntag / The Schaefgen and Hill Families / Michael Dudziak / Matthew Prior
Monday, September 25, 2017
9:00 AM Dorothy Tocci / James Daly / Patricia Ann Warch / Intention of The Kroen Family
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
9:00 AM Mary C. Collins / William C. Tracey / Sam Welch / Howard Illig
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
9:00 AM Leo and Alfred DiMonda / Virginia B. Tierney / David Van Lenten /
Intention of Mariner Sands Prayer Group
Thursday, September 28, 2017
9:00 AM Barbara Borsom / Frank and Joan Faughnan / Jack Heyer / Intention of Bea Michaud
Friday, September 29, 2017
9:00 AM Robert & Vivian Rogers / Mary Ellen Pfaff / Oswaldo Hernandez / Louise Hillock
Saturday, September 30, 2017
3:30 PM Patricia Ann Houlihan / Adeline Peck / Charles C. Asaro / Dolores Redefer
5:00 PM Loretta and Frank J. Burgert / Linda Masterpole / Tucker Secrist / Elly Leonard
Sunday, October 1, 2017
7:30 AM Ralph Scheidt / Sara Wohlfiel / John Condon / People of St. Christopher
9:00 AM Nancy Kelson / Mickey Daly / Marie Dillon / Intention of Liam, Daniel and Drew Elizabeth
10:30 AM Virginia B. Tierney / Aurore Doremus / Carol Weber / Intention of 62nd Anniversary
Altar Flowers In Memory of
Dr. Sylvia Shonkwiler
Sanctuary Candles The Parish Family of
September 24, 2017
First Reading, Isaiah 55:6-9 God's ways are far beyond the ways of human beings.
Responsorial Psalm, Psalm 145:2-3,8-9,17-18 God is near to those who call upon him.
Second Reading, Philippians 1:20c-24,27a Paul tells the Philippians to live for Christ.
Gospel Reading, Matthew 20:1-16 In the parable of the workers in the vineyard, Jesus teaches about God's generous mercy.
In today's Gospel, Jesus moves from Galilee to teach in Judea where he is sought out by great crowds
and tested by the Pharisees on issues such as marriage and divorce. Jesus also encounters a rich young man who is unable to accept Jesus' demand that he leave his possessions to follow him. Jesus' response to the rich young man sounds very much like the conclusion we will find in today's Gospel: the first will be last and the last will be first.
On the surface, the parable of the workers in the vineyard appears to be an offense to common sense. Those who work a longer day ought to be paid more than those who work just an hour or two. When viewed in this way, the landowner seems unfair. That is because we are reading into the parable our own preconceived notions of how fairness and equality should be quantified.
A close read shows us that the landowner paid on the terms that were negotiated. The landowner, it seems, has acted completely justly. The parable goes beyond that, however, and we come to see that the landowner is not simply just, he is exceptionally just. He is radically just. He has given those who labored in the field for a full day their due pay. But he has also given a full-day's wage to those who worked only a single hour. No one is cheated, but a few receive abundantly from the landowner just as we receive from God more than what is merely justifiable or due. God, like the landowner, is radically just and abundantly generous. The workers who complain are made to look foolish as they lament the fact that landowner has made all workers equal. Indeed, what more could one ask for than to be treated as an equal at work or anywhere else?
The parable reminds us that although God owes us nothing, he offers abundantly and equally. We are occasionally tempted to think that our own actions deserve more reward, more of God's abundant mercy, than the actions of others. But God's generosity cannot be quantified or partitioned into different amounts for different people. When we think that way, we are trying to relate to God on our terms rather than to accept God's radically different ways.
The Lord is near to all who call upon him.
Background on the Gospel Reading
Adults: Which has deepened your faith more being treated justly or being treated with love and care? Who needs you to treat them with care this week?
Children: When have you been very fair? When have you been very generous? Which felt better?
St. Christopher Catholic Church
Council of Catholic Women
Our first meeting of the season was very well attended. We welcomed 2 new members and hope to have more of you attending next month. Our donations of non perishables was over the top. We know it was because of Irma since many of us stacked up on them. Box of Joy info was well received thank you David Nagy.
Our first winner of the 30 week club is Rosemary Bailey. Congratulations. We thank all of you who are supporting our fund raising efforts.
Check the bulletin board outside the hospitality room for current information regarding the Council of Catholic Women.
Singles Group!!! Meetings are on Mondays at 4:00pm in the Hospitality Room. The first meeting was successful and we hope more people will
join us next Monday, September 25th.
Please note the change in rooms we are moving to the Hospitality Room.
If you would like more information, please contact Lois at 772-341-4654.
Dollars and Sense Give to the Most High as He has given to you, generously, according to your means.
~ Sirach 35: 7 - 9
Offertory, September 16 & 17 $13,629.00 Last year 10,746.00
Please note last weeks offertory included envelopes for the cancelled Masses of September 9 & 10.
Hurricane Harvey Relief Collection, September 16 & 17 Donations are still coming in, the total received will be reported in next weeks bulletin.
This Weeks Second Collection, September 23 & 24
The second collection will be the customary end of month collection for St. Vincent de Paul.
Next Weeks Second Collection, September 30 & October 1 The second collection will be for Hurricane Irma Relief, see notice below.
Hurricane Irma Relief Collection
The United States Bishop's Conference has asked that a special Hurricane Irma Relief Collection be taken up in all parishes across the nation. The proceeds of this collection will be shared with Catholic Charities USA (for relief work in Florida and the Florida Keys) and Catholic Relief Services (for relief work in the islands of the Caribbean.)
As already announced, this collection will be taken up here at St. Christopher's the weekend of September 30 and October 1. It will replace the second collection scheduled for that weekend - (major maintenance). The envelope with remain the same.
Bible Study: The Books of Kings, presented by Eric Wolf Our class, which meets for 1 hours on Wednesdays (9:30 a.m. or 7:00 p.m.) from September 13 through December 13, is taught by Mr. Eric Wolf. Please register in advance at the parish office so that we may have an adequate amount of commentaries on hand. Cost of Commentary, $7.00.
September 24, 2017
Knights of Columbus Our final dinner of the summer season will be held Saturday
September 30th. On the menu chicken parmesan! Tickets will be on sale this weekend after all the Masses.
Bring family and friends, and make new friends at the dinner!
Bishop Barbarito, Prayer for Protection from Storms
God our Father, Creator of the Universe and Lord over all creation, we humbly stand
before you as your children in thanksgiving for your loving care and protection.
We ask that you keep us safe from all hurricanes which may threaten us in the
coming seasons. Protect us from all fear and anxiety of storms and give us an ardent trust
and hope in Your love and mercy.
You alone have the power to command the sea, the wind and the rain.
You alone bring peace, calm, and safety.
Father, we thank you in advance, for you are our only Refuge. We ask this through Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with you and
the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen.
Queen of the Apostles, and Patroness of our Diocese, pray for us.
The Knights of Columbus seek your support!
Saturday, November 11th is our Father Manning Memorial Golf Outing at Heritage Ridge Golf Course $85.00 per golfer single entry or $310.00 per foursome.
Entry fee includes: Greens Fees, Cart, Continental Breakfast, Awards, and a Deluxe Hot Luncheon Buffet.
Please see the entry forms and sponsor forms for complete information. Forms can be found on the tables by the church doors.
Again this year is a Ladies Division so come on out Lady Golfers!!!
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