Thursday, July 30th

"Walking Utopia" • 7:00am - 9:00am
Daily Mass • 7:15am
Friday, July 31st

"Walking Utopia" • 7:00am - 9:00am
Daily Mass • 7:15am
Anonymous Group • 7:00pm
Saturday, August 1st

Korean Bible Study • 9:30am - 11:30am
Confession • 3:30pm
Mass • 4:30pm
Sunday, August 2nd

Mass • 8:30am
Adult Ed Class • 9:30am
Mass • 10:30am
Monday, August 3rd

Daily Mass • 5:15pm
Ed. Commission • 5:30pm
Baptism Class • 7:00pm
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Greetings from your Pastoral Associate!  Last week, I had the privilege of participating in Prayer & Action as an adult sponsor.  I had a terrific experience working with the youth and helping make a difference in the lives of the people of Ellsworth, Kanopolis, and Wilson.  The principles behind Prayer & Action are fellowship, sharing, fun, active faith, and silence.  It is a well-rounded way to experience your faith and be the hands and feet

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“My Life With The Saints”
by James Martin, S.J.

PETER

But Peter was not perfect, and a perfect man might never have been willing to set down his nets and follow Jesus.  (“Hey, I have my fishing business, things are going great for me, I have everything I need, so why should I follow you?)  A perfect man would never have denied Jesus and therefore would never have understood the human desire for forgiveness.  A perfect man would never have argued with the other disciples and therefore would never have understood the need for reconciliation.  A perfect man would never have realized how desperately he really needed Jesus, and would never have understood how this truth is the basis of all discipleship.  Peter was as imperfect as the rest of the disciples, but in his humility he recognized his ultimate dependence on God.  For this reason he is, at least for me, the most human of the saints and one of the most lovable.  Sometimes I wonder if Jesus chose Peter not despite his imperfections but because of them.  Peter’s knowledge of his own limits led him to understand his reliance on God.  It also enabled him to appreciate the love that Jesus had for him, as well as to celebrate the fact that God can work through anyone, no matter how human.  And that’s not such a bad message to carry to the ends of the earth.

(excerpt from “My Life With The Saints” by James Martin, S.J., page 250)

Watch here for further excerpts from this book that
was distributed at St. Thomas More on Christmas 2014!

 
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The Knights of Columbus Garage Sale is scheduled in the Utopia Room for Friday, August 21, from 3:00-8:00 p.m. and Saturday, August 22, from 7:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.  For more information, check out the Knights of Columbus page.  There will be NO Walking Utopia the week of the Garage Sale.

 
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Mass Times

Chalice
Lord's Day Mass
Saturday 4:30 p.m.
Sunday 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m. **
Daily Mass
Monday 5:15 p.m.
Tuesday-Friday 7:15 a.m.

**Summer Schedule: From Memorial Day through Labor Day, there will be NO Sunday 5:30 Mass.

See the bulletin for details

 

Reconciliation

Saturday: 3:30 - 4:00 PM
OR by appointment
Confession
 

Current Reflection

Question of the Week
Adult Question
:  How do you partake of the nourishment that Jesus provides?
Children's Question:  Why is Jesus compared to bread?  How can his teachings be like food?

All Creation Is Singing God's Praise
Pope Benedict urged us to realize that creation is harmed "where we ourselves have the final word, where everything is simply our property and we use it for ourselves alone.  The misuse of creation begins when we no longer recognize any higher instance than ourselves, when we see nothing else but ourselves."  (Laudato si' of the Holy Father Francis)
How I Can Help...

  • Read a nature-inspired book to your children or grandchildren.  Book Suggestion:  Michael Recycle by Ellie Bethel--Who is Michael Recycle?  A green-caped superhero with the power to educate and excite towns about recycling, of course!  This rhyming story gets creative in conveying the importance of recycling to kids.  Grade Level:  1 and up

How does care for creation relate to our identity as Christians?  Watch this space for ideas and inspiration in the coming weeks.

 

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2900 Kimball Ave
Manhattan, KS 66502
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