Weekly Prayer & Update – Friday, January 1, 2021

This Week’s Sunday Gospel Reflection

Readings available at www.usccb.org/readings

Sunday, January 3

Contemplation from Lectio Divina
What conversion of mind, heart, and life is the Lord asking of me?

“When you have found him, bring me word.”

Who was the first person who shared knowledge of Christ with me? With whom have I shared Christ?

“Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.” 

What gifts do I have to offer the Lord? How can I place these gifts at the service of God and God’s people?

“And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed for their country by another way.” 

What people, places, or things turn me away from the Lord? How can I find another way so that I can avoid these things?

Sign Up for Mass January 2 & 3

We encourage you to pre-register to save time when you check in at Mass, as well as to help us gauge attendance. Pre-registering is not required, however. Kindly sign up for Mass by 3:00 PM on Saturday, January 2. Here’s how:

  1. Click here and then click the “Sign Up” button of the Mass you’d like to attend.
  2. Select the number of people in your household who will be attending from the drop-down menu.
  3. If you’re already in the Flocknotes database, the system will recognize you when you click the sign-up button. If not, enter a contact name and email or phone number if prompted.
  4. Click Submit and close the sign-up window/tab.
  5. You’ll receive an email confirmation after your sign up is complete. The confirmation email gives you the ability to modify or cancel your registration after you’ve signed up.

Christmas Cash Raffle

Food Donation Drop-Off This Sunday

We will be collecting frozen casseroles for Our Daily Bread as well as nonperishable
food items for the St. Elizabeth of Hungary Food Pantry on Sunday, January 3 from 8:30-11:30 AM in the parking lot next to the chapel/bell tower.

Volunteers for both efforts will have their cars parked there for the drop-off, and they will remove your donated items from your vehicle. For safety’s sake, please wear a facial mask when dropping off. Please do not bring any items into the narthex or the church hall.

Casserole pans and recipes are available in the bin in front of the parish office. The recipe may also be downloaded from our website here. We appreciate your donations to help feed those in need!

Q & A Session: “Annulment: Fact & Fiction”

Pilgrimage to Greece & Turkey – Book Now!

2021 Calendars

Be sure to pick up a complimentary 2021 Religious Art Calendar, which you’ll find in the narthex or in the parish office.

What’s New at SJE? Find Out in the Weekly Bulletin and Our Website! 

Be sure to check out the full Sunday bulletin to stay in the loop. Our website, www.sjehydes.org, is another great resource to stay connected.