St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church
New for July 20th, 2021
Wow, it was awesome to watch the First Human launch. I especially loved the the 82 year old, Wally Funk! What a wonderful role model for our young people! I have a few earthly reminders for you today:
The St. Francis by the Sea Parish staff would like to welcome Maryann Doyle. She will be our new Finance Office Assistant. Maryann moved here from right outside Philly and has been married for 41 years. Please feel free and stop by the Parish Office to welcome her to our Parish Family!
July 22nd - Benediction and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at 3 p.m. in the Church - Confessions will be heard while the Blessed Sacrament is exposed.
July 23rd - Divine Mercy Chaplet - 3 p.m. in the Church
August 1st - Church will close at 1 p.m. for cleaning
August 7th - WOSF First Saturday after the 8:30 a.m. Mass in the Church
August 7th & 8th - Staff members from Religious Education and Youth Group will be present after each Mass for registration for the 2021-2022 school year. You may also register online by clicking the button below:
RE & YG REGISTRATION
As promised, Father Jairo has forwarded me his homily:
We call the people who share our same blood line family and those ties are so strong that nothing can break them. However during our lives we meet people who become so important to us that even if they do not share blood ties with us they become our family.
The bonds that Jesus built with his disciples were so strong that he no longer considered them strangers, he saw them as his family. The ties that Jesus was building with humanity became so strong that his own Father considers us his children.
Today's gospel can be a bit confusing; it can lead us to think that Jesus rejects his blood family. However, if we dig a little deeper, we see that the words of Jesus are nothing more than a declaration of love towards those of us who strive to follow his commandments, a declaration of love toward all the men and women who during history have tried to please God – all men and women who lived before and after Jesus.
Today we should feel happy because Jesus makes us part of his family and of his Salvation Project. Today is a great day for us Catholics and we must promise God that in our hearts there will be space for all men and women and that they will no longer be alone - we will treat our neighbors as our brothers, sisters and mothers.
Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone was awarded the Order of the Palmetto at the Diocese of Charleston's Bicentennial Closing Mass July 11. The award is the State of South Carolina's highest civilian honor, which is presented in recognition of a lifetime of extraordinary achievement, service and contributions on a national or statewide scale.
Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette announced the award during the Mass held at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. The bishop was acknowledged for his dedication to education and service ministries to those who are incarcerated.
Bishop Guglielmone said that the honor was an extraordinary close to the 200th anniversary for the Diocese of Charleston.
"I would've never thought in a million years that the state would look at me," he said. "It's really not so much an honor for me but an honor for the diocese."
For those you who remember Father James Howard Geiger, he passed away on July 15th, 2021. Father James served here at St. Francis by the Sea from 1986-1987. Please click the button below to read Father James' Obituary:
Father James Geiger
Please click the button below to read this article:
Part-Time Bus Driver Opening - St. John Paul II High School
Drive afternoon/evening athletic runs
Substitute for regular route drivers as needed
Must possess valid CDL with a passenger endorsement
Excellent opportunity for retiree
Please call or email:
Mac Tamminen, Athletic Director
(843) 645-3838, ext. 304
We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean in the whole scheme of things, but not for the people we serve. So, our work may be just a drop in the ocean, but if that drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.
St. Mother Teresa
The launch today is very appropriate because today is National Moon Day! Today commemorates the day man first walked on the moon in 1969. NASA reported the moon landing as being “…the single greatest technological achievement of all time.”
What great strides we have made since then.
I hope you have a great rest of your week and I will be back with you later on in the week. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let me know.
on Tuesday, July 20 at 11:22AM