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His Way @ Home - Episode 5

Living the Gospel at Home

This one is long but worth it... We talk about the Ascension of our Lord and easy ways to live out the Gospel at home featuring AMAZING & familiar guests!!

CHALLENGE OF THE WEEK: Share your faith! Describe your faith journey to someone you trust. To help, answer these questions....

  1. When did your faith journey begin?
  2. Why do you believe?
  3. Are there any turning points or major events that changed your faith?
  4. What ways do you continue and grow your faith?

DINNER DIALOG Q's:

  1. What do you think the first thing that Jesus did when he got to Heaven?
  2. What do you think the first thing the Apostles did after Jesus left?
  3. What ways do you live out the Gospel in your home right now?
  4. What does forgiveness mean to you?
  5. What ways can you improve yourself & others according to the Gospel?
  6. How do you extend grace to others?
  7. How can you form your prayer around the ten ways to live out the Gospel at home?

DIVE DEEPER RESOURCES:

  • Together at One Altar: Living the Gospel: LINK
  • Religions: The Ascension of Our Lord Jesus Christ: LINK
  • Ascension of Jesus Craft: LINK
  • Family Life Full Article-- "10 Ideas: Living the Gospel in Your Home": LINK
  • 30 Day Prayer Challenge from Last Week: LINK

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May 18, 2020

+ Watch Fr. Jim's A Pastor's Message on Pope Saint John Paul II for today.

+ Read Dc. Tom's new blog post on Pope Saint John Paul II's centennial birthday HERE.

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May 17, 2020

+ Watch Mass for the Sixth Sunday of Easter LIVE, said in memory of Jackie Donafrio, Gerald Lauko, Thomas Ehret, Dc. Jim Crowley, Raymond Litynski and for the People of STVBS parish. Click on the video below at 9 a.m.

+ A Pastor's Message: Watch Fr. Jim discuss the Book of Petitions in our church HERE.

+ Read Dc. Tom's new blog post on listening to God HERE.

+ An update from Bishop Lucia on the current status of church services due to the pandemic.

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May 16, 2020

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+ A Pastor's Message: Watch Fr. Jim pay tribute to two wonderful, local priests celebrating their 50th anniversary in the priesthood HERE.

+ Read Dc. Tom's new blog post, a reflection on charity, HERE.

+ Confession: Today from 3-4 p.m. on the bench outside the church entrance. Please wear a mask.

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+ This pandemic has provided an opportunity for introspection and building a daily meditative practice. There are many online opportunities for inspiration. The one above comes from the Henri Nouwen Society. Henri Nouwen was a Dutch Catholic priest, professor, writer and theologian who wrote countless books on faith and spirituality. You can have these daily meditations delivered to your email directly by signing up HERE.

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May 15, 2020

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+ Watch today's Daily Mass, in memory of Norm Dufour, HERE.

+ Watch Fr. Jim discuss The Sorrowful Mysteries of The Rosary in A Pastor's Message HERE.

+ Read Dc. Tom's new blog post, a reflection on St. Isidore the Farmer, HERE.

+ Reminder: Confessions will be heard Saturday from 3:00-4:00 p.m. on the bench outside the entrance to the church. Please wear a mask.

+ Women’s Club Ministry Scholarship: The STVBS Women’s Club Ministry is awarding one $1,000 scholarship to a female high school student graduating in 2020. The applicant must be a registered member of St. Vincent de Paul Blessed Sacrament Church and have maintained at least a B average. Applications are available at the Information Desk in the church vestibule or by sending an email to: kwiegs@stny.rr.com with the words “scholarship application” in the subject line. You will receive an application via email. Send a PDF of the completed application to suekfreed@gmail.com OR print it out and mail it to STVBS Women’s Club Ministry, 1143 Reynolds Rd., Johnson City, NY 13790. The new deadline for submitting applications is Tuesday, June 30th.

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+ Have you downloaded our WeConnect Parish App yet? This free app gives you access to all our channels on your phone or other portable device. NEW: watch Sunday Mass livestreams and His Way @ Home videos directly on the app. You can also read the current bulletin, browse our social media, read Dc. Tom's Blog, pray with The Rosary page (includes all the prayers, the order of recitation and the daily mysteries), and even make donations online. You can also choose to receive push alerts regarding posting of videos and news updates.
   To install the app, Apple users can text parishapp1 to 555888 or download it from the iTunes Store https://apps.apple.com/us/app/weconnect-parish-app/id1333569102. Android users can text parishapp2 to 555888 or download it from the Google Play Store https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.weconnect.appv3

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May 14, 2020

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+ On this Day of Prayer for Humanity, Pope Francis asks all Christians to pray, fast, and perform a work of charity for the good of all humanity and for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.

+ Watch today's Daily Mass, in memory of John Caveny, HERE.

+ Watch A Pastor's Message discussing St. Mathias on his feast day HERE.

+ Read Dc. Tom's new blog post, that reflects on those who put their lives on the line, HERE.

+ The Catholic Sun: We are family, especially now. Our diocesan family includes 230,000 members across seven counties and 5,500 square miles. The Catholic Sun is the only media dedicated to telling our family's stories. Visit thecatholicsun.com to subscribe, read the latest local and global Catholic news, and connect with your 229,999 brothers and sisters. (NOTE: This week's edition features a story about St. Vincent de Paul Blessed Sacrament parish. Read it here.)

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May 13, 2020 ~ Feast of Our Lady of Fatima

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+ Watch today's Daily Mass, in memory of Eugene Heslin, HERE.

+ Watch Fr. Jim's A Pastor's Message on the Glorious Mysteries of The Rosary, HERE.

+ Read Dc. Tom's new blog post on the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima and tomorrow's worldwide day of prayer to end the pandemic HERE.

+ Don’t Forget our Clothing Shed: If you are cleaning out closets and drawers while sheltering in place, please consider donating to our St. Pauly clothing shed located in the upper parking lot of the church. Items accepted include: gently used clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, drapes, linens, pillowcases and stuffed animals. Our youth ministry receives a monetary stipend for each pound of goods donated which helps fund various trips and youth events. Donated items are distributed to those in need here in our country and around the world. Please place your items in securely tied plastic bags. Thank you for your support.

+ Don’t Forget our Bottle & Can Shed: With many grocery stores not accepting can and bottle returns at this time, we will be happy to take them off your hands. Just bring your returnable cans and bottles to our shed located in the upper church parking lot. All proceeds directly benefit our youth programs and trips! We ask that you place your donations in securely tied plastic bags. We do not accept nondeposit items such as juice, milk, liquor or sports drink containers. Thank you for your ongoing support

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May 12, 2020

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+ Watch today's Daily Mass, in memory of Margaret McCabe, HERE.

+ Watch Fr. Jim's A Pastor's Message on Serenity Now!, HERE.

+ Read Dc. Tom's new blog post in praise of nurses HERE.

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May 11, 2020

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+ Read Dc. Tom's new blog post about being there for one another during the pandemic HERE.

+ Watch Fr. Jim's A Pastor's Message: All Good Gifts HERE.

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His Way @ Home - Episode 4

Prayer: Back to Basics

Learn the building blocks to daily consistent prayer, why we need prayer, and how it heals us mentally, emotionally, and physically.

CHALLENGE: 30 Day Prayer Jar LINK 

DINNER DIALOG:

  1. What does your daily prayer look like?
  2. What are the different types of prayer that you know of?
  3. How do you show God adoration?
  4. What ways do you show contrition God?
  5. What are you grateful for in your life?
  6. What are some things that you constantly ask God for?
  7. Where do you think God is trying to lead you?

DIVE DEEPER:

  • 90 Ways to Pray LINK
  • Lectio Divina: A Beginner's Guide LINK
  • Craft: Prayer Lava Lamps LINK

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