June 16, 2024

11th Sunday, Ordinary Time

To know the Holy Spirit and Live the Life of Christ


When I was 16 years old I made a promise to the Lord. I told God I would do a year of volunteer service for Him. I was thinking that I would work with the poor in either South America or Africa. I did not think too much about my promise to the Lord until I graduated from college. At that point, God reminded me of the promise I made to Him. After looking at different service possibilities, I decided to join the National Evangelization Teams, i.e. NET.

         NET is a Catholic youth ministry that reaches out to specifically high-school age kids in the USA, Canada, England, and Australia with the Gospel message of Jesus Christ. In the USA alone there are currently 8 NET teams each composed of approximately 12 young men and women from the ages of 18-28 traveling around our country sharing the healing and hope of Jesus with youth through retreats. Through all the teams’ evangelistic retreats, this year over 100,000 people will be invited to know the unconditional love and forgiveness of God in a personal way. NET is a truly amazing, dynamic and needed ministry within the Catholic Church!

        NET gets its name from Luke 5 when Jesus calls Simon Peter to follow Him. Simon was a fisherman. Jesus teaches Simon that he will stop fishing for fish and start fishing for men. But what does it mean to fish for men? It means that Simon will use his energy, time and skill to bring the unconditional love, forgiveness and life of God to everyone he meets. Doesn’t that sound like a challenging but wonderful job description? NET wants to follow that same job description as they serve youth. As a matter of fact, if you consider yourself a Catholic, you have the responsibility to be a fisher of men. Regardless of what job you have or wherever you are, as a Catholic Christian you have the responsibility to use your time, energy and skill to share, in both word and deed, the unconditional love of God to everyone you meet. Fishing for men is not an optional part of being in the Church- we are all called, like Simon our first Pope, to fish for men.

The church doesn’t have a mission. The church IS a mission.

        I have a vision for myself that I hope will become the vision you have of yourself when you get to heaven. The scene is this: I am in heaven and there are a lot of people pointing their fingers at me. They aren’t mad; in fact, they have the biggest smiles on their faces. They are all saying to Jesus, “I am here because of him. I am here because he told me about YOU.” Imagine that!

You are loved!

Fr. John

 *** If you know someone who might be a candidate for NET or something similar, let me know. 

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Upcoming Parish Events

June 16 - The Chosen watch party, Season 4, Episode 5

Window Room 3:45 pm

Email Sherie for more info HERE

June 20 - The Chosen watch party, Season 4, Episode 6

Window Room 5:15 pm

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June 22-23 - Peter's Pence Special Collection

July 23 - Burgers n Brew night (women), FJs backyard 6:30-8:00 pm

$20.00 at the door - all welcome. RSVP

July 24 - Burgers n Brew night (men), FJs backyard 6:30 - 8:00 pm

$20.00 at the door - all welcome. RSVP

July 28 - Father John's 60th Bday Celebration after 10 am Mass

Phils BBQ and more. RSVP

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Special Announcements:

July 27 - "Coping with Life Alone" One Day Retreat

For Divorced, Widowed, and Separated men and women.

At St. Elizabeth Seton Parish.


Upcoming Chosen watch party dates -

June 23 - Season 4, Episode 7, 3:45 pm

June 27 - Season 4, Episode 8, 5:15 pm

Email Sherie for more info HERE

Youth Ministry

Gathering High School Youth Ministry

Summer Events

June 17-21 - Camp Emmaus - Whispering Winds

July 7-12 - LifeTeen Camp - Golden State

July 14-19 - Edge Camp (Middle School)

Logan Boles Youth Minister: WEBSITE / EMAIL

Patrick Harris Jr High Youth Minister: EMAIL

Young Adult Ministry

Upcoming YAM events

June 20 (Thurs.) - Book Club, 6:30pm-8pm Borromeo Room

June 23 (Sun.) - Ladies Beach Bonfire, 5pm at Grace Beach

June 26 (Wed.) - Men’s Beach & Dinner

4pm Kelloggs Beach followed by, 5:30pm Dinner at Harbor Town

June 27 (Thurs.) - Book Club, 6:30pm-8pm Borromeo Room

Charmagne Marsala - Young Adult Minister: Email Website

Social Media: Insta - scb_yam

Daily Mass Intentions for this Week

Sunday, June 16, 8:00 - Father's Day Novena

Sunday, June 16, 10:00 - Father's Day Novena

Tuesday, June 18 - Father's Day Novena

Wednesday, June 19 - Father's Day Novena

Thursday, June 20 - Father's Day Novena

Friday, June 21 - Father's Day Novena

Giving Update

Plate $4,141.00 • Envelopes $1,228.00 • Online $7,712.00

Total: $11,279.00

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