June 19 -June 25
Sat. 4:30 p.m. Tommy Leon
Sun. 7:30 a.m. People of the Parish
Sun. 10:00 a.m. Fathers of the Parish
Wed. 8:00 a.m. Vyonne "Pete" Dearbonne
Thurs 8:00 a.m. Ronnie Schroeder
Fri. 8:00 a.m. Randy Lemke
26 June 4:30 p.m.
Lector: Tara Cook
27 June 7:30 a.m.
Lector: Ward Lowe
27 June 10:00 a.m.
Lector: Vicki Lemke
Money Counters: Sherry Martel & Joyce Higginbotham
PLEASE PRAY FOR THOSE WHO ARE SICK: Jennie Beebe,
Ronnie Benoit, Elliott Bounds, Kaye Bounds, Jennifer Brown, Emma Edwards, Sandra Hall, Barbara Hawkins, Gerald Fontenot, Yvonne Godeaux, Trinity Rae Gonzales, Denise Klages, Romanell Martin, Irby Thibodeaux & Tommy Wright.
BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK: Toby Berwick, Hunter Bihm, Omar Diaz, David Fontenot, Lara Harvill, William Kibodeaux & Sofia Sandoval. Happy Birthday, May God Bless You!
We have a group of parishioners that meet on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. in the church to pray the rosary. Please join us!
Our Knights of Columbus will be having a FISH FRY the second Friday of each month. 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (or until) DINE IN or CARRY OUT
Happy Fathers Day to all the fathers! We appreciate you and want to thank you for all you do. Have a blessed and relaxing day.
Dear Parishioners, if we do not already have an email address on file for you, please fill out a paper located on the tables and put it in the box. This information will not be shared with anyone but will serve as an emergency contact. It will be used for Church & Diocese announcements. Thank you for your help.
Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Though we re-enter Ordinary Time already knowing that Jesus is the Son of God (see the centurion’s words at the end of the Palm Sunday Passion reading from Mark’s Gospel), the long succession of Sundays confronts us again with the question that each Christian community, each individual Christian faces continually throughout life: “Who is this?” (Mark 4:41), and prompts an “examination of conscience” regarding the practical consequences of our response. This year’s Gospel readings from Mark suggest that we find our answer in the cross and in the Eucharist. Today’s stark challenge of Jesus’ call to discipleship is, thankfully, balanced by the comfort we can take in relating—perhaps only too well—to the disciples’ fears. Though we welcome Jesus in Word and Eucharist Sunday after Sunday, don’t we all, from time to time during our lives’ “ordinary time,” experience Jesus’ “real absence”?
SEA AND WIND
As always in Ordinary Time, today’s Old Testament sets the stage for the Gospel. God, who in Jesus will “rebuke the wind” and “command the sea to be still” (Mark 4:39), “addresses Job out of the storm” (Job 38:1), speaking to the turmoil in Job’s heart, calling to mind the primal chaos of creation’s untamed sea, reminding Job that God’s mighty word then was enough to command order and bring forth life. In today’s Gospel, the disciples’ fear, even near despair, takes center stage. Are any of us strangers to such emotions? Squall-force winds buffet their boat, waves break over it, and Jesus might as well not be there. Mark’s account is especially grim. Alone among the evangelists, he tells us that Jesus is in the stern, the very back of the boat, not just asleep—sound asleep! Only Mark adds the detail, “on a cushion” (4:38).
Though we welcome Jesus in Word and Eucharist Sunday after Sunday, haven’t we all, from time to time, experienced Jesus’ “real absence”? This personal application should comfort us, as it has generations of disciples before us. Though the “boat” is, primarily, a symbol of the Church, never forsaken by Christ, carried safely across time’s stormy waters, Saint Augustine preaching on this very Gospel sixteen hundred years ago noted that, since each of us is a temple of God, each one’s heart is a sailing boat. Consider any temptation, says Augustine, as “the wind, the surging of the sea,” and do what the disciples did: wake up Christ, “the sleeper in your heart,” by recalling his words and commands. Whenever emotions make our hearts turbulent, whenever Christ seems absent or at least asleep, “let us not despair but awaken Christ, so that we may sail in quiet waters, and reach at last our heavenly homeland.”