St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), lived in the 16th century. He developed a type of spirituality based on his meditations known as the Spiritual Exercises. Still widely used today, the exercises teach us how to hear the voice of God in our daily lives. Though written centuries ago, the Spiritual Exercises offer timeless truth for the Christian journey.
Join us on Zoom for a spiritual journey with St. Ignatius on the following Sundays. Each session is from 9:30-10:15 AM and will be led by Bill Stancil.
April 19: Discovering God in All Things (completed)
April 26: Hearing the Call to Ongoing Conversion (completed)
May 3: Praying with Imagination (completed)
March 10: Finding a Balance in Life
Messages from Fr. Lynch +
Re-opening church buildings
Bishop Marty has been meeting online with his fellow bishops and the clergy of the diocese to develop our plans to resume in-person worship.
The meetings have aimed to determine the best course of action for the re-opening of West Missouri's churches for ministry and public worship. The health of our members and church staff is of paramount importance. Our plans also need to take into account the different re-opening strategies of the various authorities and municipalities in West Missouri.
Bishop Marty has issued two new letters of pastoral direction:
Caring for ourselves and others during this uncertain time-Fr. David
As we all try to cope with our personal and family situations during this time dealing with the effects of the Covid-19 era, I am personally struck realizing the effects this forced lifestyle of sheltering in place and social distancing has had on me personally. And I know that if I am feeling physically, emotionally and psychologically drained, then others must be feeling much of the same. It is essential for all of us to pay attention to how we are coping during this time. Not only do we need to be aware of how others are coping, we need to be honest about how we are feeling and able to manage ourselves during these stressful and unknown times. So, to follow my own advice, I have been searching, reading and trying to apply what I am learning to help me manage myself through this time. The key pointers that I can share with us all is first to be honest with ourselves, communicate our feelings with our closest listeners, reach out to our loved ones and friends that we know are also struggling, and continue to keep in prayer for God's grace to inform our spiritual responses during this time. I have found the following web-link valuable in providing many resources to help us through this time. You are all in my prayers each day. I ask for your prayers also as Debbie and I cope with our life settings. You are all precious not only to God, but to each other and to me. Work smartly to take care of yourself as you also work diligently to care for those around you. Click here for the resource link.
CARD PAYMENT NOW AN OPTION.
Church expenses still go on during the time we have suspended in-person church services due to the coronavirus pandemic. Your continued financial support of the parish is vital to support our ministries and serve our members and community.
Please review different ways to
send your contribution to the Church under the "give" tab on our church website. You can mail a check to the church, use Zelle, use your bank's Bill Pay service or now pay us by credit/debit card.
We also have a dropbox for payments affixed to the
wall just outside the ground level parking lot door for folks to leave payments.
Yard Sale planned
DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
Please save any items you wish to donate to the church for our annual yard sale. We arestill planning to have this event on June 12 and 13.
Please contact Janeece Buckner or Janet Woodward if you can help. Thank you!
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Did you know there is a link at the bottom of our weekly e-mails that you can use to access the NEW Spirit? Or, you can sign-up to receive notifications directly in your e-mail. Just go to the NEW Spirit website, scroll to the bottom of the page and use the sign-up box to get started now!
Save Best Choice labels and Boxtops for Ed
HELP US RAISE FUNDS.
While you are home and maybe cooking
more.....PLEASE take the time to clip the Best Choice UPC labels and the Boxtops for Education and save them for when we are together again.
You can also mail them to the church or deposit in the black locked box by the side door of the church. Thank you!
FOR OUR COVID HEROES.
We give thanks and offer our prayers of safety to our First Responders, Medical Personnel, Military Personnel and all Service Personnel who keep our day to day services open and available to us. In addition to the heroes on the front lines caring for patients and all needing medical care we also raise in gratitude and hold in prayers for safety all our other service personnel working each day to keep us fed, informed, and keeping our essential businesses open.with safety, courage and fortitude that they may know they are appreciated, loved and needed.