St. Paul The Apostle Roman Catholic Church

346 West Main Street, Hancock, New York 13783 Ph: 607-637-2571 Fax: 607-637-3203 e-mail: stpauls@hancock.net

Mass for The Sabbath

Saturday 4 PM
Sunday   9 AM
Daily Service:
As scheduled in Bulletin


 

19th Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 13, 2017

Our Mission:

 

We are a Roman Catholic Christian Community whose mission is :


:: to worship God through the Eucharist, the Holy Scriptures and prayer

:: to proclaim the reconciling love of God in Christ by word, deed and evangelization

:: to mature spiritually through the challenge and guidance of the Holy Spirit

:: to welcome and serve others-even the littlest and the weakest-in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Welcome! We hope to know you 
and invite you to serve with us.

Pastor
Fr Daniel Quinn

Parish Secretary
Kelly Cutler 637-2571

Director Music Ministry
Cathy Van Mater 637-3533

Parish Trustee
Valerie Hunter 637-2789
Alex Conte 637-2505

Bulletin Concerns
Paul Bartholomew 637-5409

Religious Education
Patricia Brown

Custodian
Tom Tully

Catholic Daughters of The Americas
Cathy Van Mater 637-3533

Holy Name Society
Paul Bartholomew 637-5409

Communion for the Home Bound Ministry
Linda Kulikowski 637-2571

Bethany Ministry
Contact Person TBD

Buildings, Grounds & Cemetery Care
Jerrie Van Mater 637-3533

Social Activities
Elizabeth Possemato


Buildings, Grounds & Cemetery Care
Jerrie Van Mater 637-3533

Charity Bingo
Paul Bartholomew 637-5409

Pre-School Directors  
Assistant TBD
Deana Ognen
 637-3146

Social Activities
Elizabeth Possemato


Sacrament of Reconciliation
Sat. before the Vigil Mass 3 to 3:45 PM
Other times by appointment

Sacrament of Baptism
Because of the importance of the celebration of the sacrament of baptism, please consider carefully the man or woman of faith you chose to inspire and educate your child in the ways of our faith for the entirety of their lives. We suggest calling the church office during your pregnancy so that a more thorough preparation may take place. Godparents must be practicing Catholics and submit a certificate of eligibility from their parish prior to the Baptism. Baptisms will normally take place at a parish weekend Mass. Date and time will be scheduled by the pastor.


Sacrament of Matrimony

For adequate preparation, arrangements should be made at least 6 months in advance.

Sacrament of Anointing
Please let the parish office know if someone is seriously ill. If you know of anyone who is unable to get to Mass, we would be glad to help arrange transportation.

Low gluten
Those suffering from an intolerance to gluten are advised that St. Paul’s keeps Low Gluten Hosts on hand for those who need them. Simply check in with an usher to arrange for one.


 

MASS INTENTIONS

SATURDAY, AUGUST 12
4:00 P.M.        For the People of St. Paul’s Parish
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13
9:00 A.M.       Eugene Foley
                       by the Foley Family
MONDAY, AUGUST 14
6:00 P.M.      Rosary
6:00 P.M.     Mass
                     Fr. Peter Sullivan
                     by The Parish
TUESDAY, AUGUST 15
11:40 A.M.   Rosary
12:10 P.M.   Mass
                     (Holy Day) for The Parish
6:00 P.M.     Rosary
6:30 P.M.     Mass (Holy Day)
                     Lt. Cameron Hall, US Navy
                     by Evan & Margaret Hall
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16
8:30 A.M.    Rosary
9:00 A.M.    Mass/Morning Prayer
                     Frederick Schild
                     by Mary Ann Hunter
THURSDAY, AUGUST 17
8:00 A.M.    Mass/Rosary
                     Marie Wormuth
                     by Lawrence & Jane Resti
FRIDAY, AUGUST 18
                    
No Service
SATURDAY, AUGUST 19
4:00 P.M.      For the People of St. Paul’s Parish
SUNDAY, AUGUST 20
9:00 A.M.     Helena Dirig & Tom White Sr.
                     by The Hillman Family

LECTORS
4:00 P.M.      M. Hunt
9:00 A.M.      K. White
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS
4:00 P.M.      C. Haugen, M. Possemato, J. Gehrig
9:00 A.M.      G. Musante, S. Drake, B. Rotzler
ALTAR SERVERS
4:00 P.M.      T. Letosky, M. Romano
9:00 A.M.      C. Struble, L. Drake, O. McEldowny

 TAKE NOTE

All are invited to a community picnic at the Hancock Town Square on Sunday August 13, from 1-4 PM. Bring a favorite dish to share, play some games, and visit with neighbors!

Thank you to all who helped make this year’s Vacation Bible School possible! Our young people learned about the Heart, Courage, Wisdom, Hope and Power that God gives us, His people. With your help, our children will continue to grow in wisdom and grace.

 -Fr. Dan

Fr. Dan is looking for one or two people with good organizational skills to help out with a simple job for 1/2 hour each week, unpaid. Speak with Fr. Dan to apply.

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“Unbound” Update, Part 1: Unbound is an organization that helps individuals in third world countries gain access to education, nutrition, at times medical care and personal items that help them and their families to gain access to a better life. We at St. Paul the Apostle church are currently supporting through contributions two individuals, one from Honduras and one from the Philippines. We provide through letters and our donation encouragement to the individual and their families.
 
Perla Samanta Guillen Rosa is a 4 year old who's mother reports she is a happy, loving and active girl. She is just learning her letters and has her mama write for her. She also reports she enjoys playing with dolls. Her father abandoned the family so she and her mother live with her mother's parents and in total the home accommodates 10 people. It is constructed of adobe, the roof is made of tile and the floor is concrete. It has electricity and they use firewood for cooking . There is drinking water inside the house. Perla sleeps on a wooden bed. Perla's mother washes clothing for other people but this job is seasonal and the money isn't even enough to cover their basic needs. Our donations help in this area as Unbound listens to the voice of the individual to determine how to best utilize our sponsorship support.

                                                                  

TAKE NOTE

Our church is missionary by nature. Each of us as baptized Catholics are called to share in the work of evangelization. This year, Fr. Stephen Ojapa, MSP, from the Missionary Society of St. Paul will be speaking to us on the weekend of August 19 & 20. There will be a second collection to support them in their work.
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The Missionary Society of St. Paul (MSP) is a congregation of priests founded in Nigeria, working in South Africa, Malawi, Botswana, Cameroon, Liberia, Chad, The Gambia, Nigeria, Kenya, Southern Sudan, Grenada, the U.S., England, Sweden & Ireland. They also have about 110 seminarians in Nigeria. Their mission in Malawi provides rehabilitation and support for over 300 orphans who lost their parents due to AIDS. They need our financial assistance to continue this mission. They also provide fresh water wells and education in rural communities in Africa, sponsoring seminarians, and support priests in the founding & building of new churches. Find out more at www.mspfathers.org.
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Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
A 11 Kings 19:9a, 11-13a
Acts of God
    There is a legal term for a natural disaster. It is called an “act of God.” It is a little unfair to libel God with deeds of destruction. Even so, when the forces of nature reveal their strength, people become aware of their own weaknesses and meditate on the power of God. But when people go in search of God, they rarely go to the place of an earthquake, a fire, or tornado. They go to a quiet place. They watch the sunrise. They pick a wayside chapel. They sit by the ocean. They find God’s majestic voice in whispers of peace.
     When Elijah fled the grasp of the angry and murderous Jezebel, he eventually found himself in a cave on the mountain of God, Horeb. There he witnessed God passing by. Not in the strong wind, not in the earthquake, not in the fire did Elijah behold God’s presence, but in a tiny whispering sound. Noise surrounds much of our day. The radio or television breaks the morning silence. Ambient music filters through elevators and grocery stores.      Our cars cannot block out the cacophony of traffic. It may not take an act of God for us to be able to find God. It may just take a quiet space.
     All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission from Lectionary Bulletin Inserts, Year A: First and Second Readings.
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St. Paul’s is again this year asking for donations of schools supplies. They can be dropped off in the church during the day.
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MONTHLY FOOD PANTRY NEEDS
The week of 8/13 Peanut Butter
The week of 8/20 Jelly
The Week of 8/26. Instant potatoes

Coffee, Tea and Sugar are welcomed anytime. Please drop off items at the church doors

STEWARDSHIP

SACRIFICIAL GIVING JULY 29/30
Number of regular envelopes received................…46
Number of regular envelopes mailed in................….4
Loose cash and checks....................…..…..…$924.00
Regular envelope collection................….…$1,894.00
Total collection.............................….….….$2,818.00

Additional Offerings
Pie Sales………………………………….…$480.00
Donations......................................………….$195.00
Renovation & Repair………………………..$237.00
Candles........................................................….$68.00
Unbound……………………………………...$25.00
Books………………………….…………..….$28.00

Attendance
Saturday................................................….………106
Sunday.........................................................….…..76
Total............................................................…......182

THE WEEK AHEAD

Monday, August 14
(Office Closed)
Wednesday, August 16
6:00 P.M. Prayer Group-Rectory
6:45 Bingo-Hall
Friday, August 18
7:00 P.M. Alcoholics Anonymous-Hall

Bingo Group #2: P. Bartholomew, M. Gales,
B. Schield, J. Van Mater, N. Possemato, E. White

Cleaning Group #3: K. & K. White, MJ. Law

   

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