He Sent Them Out Two By Two – A Christian is not called to “go it alone” in this life, no matter the circumstances. While sometimes we are tempted to just do it ourselves, in reality Jesus encourages us to invite others into our lives through faith and trust in God and with love. In today’s Gospel we learn of the amazing things the apostles are able to do as they go out in pairs, trusting in the Lord to provide for their needs and for the needs of others through them. They are able to drive out demons and heal the sick, and they invite other to follow Jesus through their words and deeds. We are called to share in the mission of Christ and his Church today, yet we are not individually committed to this task. As members of the Body of Christ we work together to make Jesus present in the world. On Mission for The Church Alive! is an opportunity for us to grow in faith and friendship so that together we can form vibrant communities that share God’s life with others. Visit onmissionchurchalive.org to learn more and to stay informed.
Divine Mercy Holy Hour will be observed on Tuesday, July 17th, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul Church, 128 N. McKean St., Butler, with Prayers for Family Healing, Divine Mercy Chaplet, and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
Festival of Praise: Hope-Healing-Rebirth on Sunday, July 15th 2:00—3:30 PM, St. Michael the Archangel Church, 432 Center Ave., Butler PA 16001. All are welcome. Questions: 724-282-4107.
Merry Make Jazz Trio on Sunday, August 19th, beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the Blackwood Estate, Harrisville, PA. Ticket cost of $25 will benefit the Moniteau School District instrumental program to help purchase instruments for students who are unable to afford one. For tickets, please email MHSband17@yahoo.com.
The St. Alphonsus Parish Family Picnic will be held Sunday, August 5th after the 11:15 a.m. Mass until 4:00 p.m. Please invite your family, neighbors and friends to join us for a day of food, fun, fellowship and games at the Saint Louis site, West Sunbury. There will be corn hole and volleyball tournaments, bingo, Whiffle ball, Chinese auction and more! If you are interested in joining us, you may bring any favorite food dish, such as a hot dish, salad or dessert or help setup/tear down the day of the event. For more info contact Amy Baptiste at 724-637-3912.
Saint Christopher Parish, Prospect, at the crossroads of Rts. #422 and #528, invites all parishioners of St. Alphonsus to join them for their annual Parish Festival on Friday, July 20th, from 4:00-10:00 p.m., on Saturday, July 21st, from 5:00-10:00 p.m. Bingo and 50/50 games for adults; dime pitch, inflatable bouncie for the kids. Various ethnic foods will be served and a Flea Market and Basket Raffles are also featured. Square Dancing will be held on Friday from 7:00-10:00 p.m. and Karaoke on Saturday from 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Festival shuttle parking at the Prospect Presbyterian Church. For more info: 724-865-2430 or visit email@example.com.
The Youth Mission Campers from the Parish have returned from their week of service in Detroit, Michigan with Catholic Heart Workcamp. Come and listen to their words, thoughts and faith witness on Sunday, July 15th after the 11:15 a.m. Mass. Light refreshments will be provided.
The Parish Family Picnic Committee will meet on Wednesday, July 18th at the West Sunbury site of the Parish at 6:00 pm.
News & Notices
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