15th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
Lord, let us see Your kindness, and grant us Your salvation.
READINGS FOR THE WEEKEND: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/readings/071121.cfm
LIVE-STREAMING: Visit https://www.youtube.com/c/StPolycarpSmyrnaDE for all live stream. (or visit our webpage www.saintpolycarp.org and click on the picture of the altar ) Masses may also be viewed at a later time.
ONLINE BULLETIN: https://www.jppc.net/onlinebulletins/301template.pdf
SECOND COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND is for Parish Utilities. Please be as generous as possible. Thank you.
THE BLESSING OF THE STONES FAITH GARDEN takes place tomorrow at the 4pm Mass. Join us as our Community Offered Vision Inspired by the Disease Stones, FAITH GARDEN is blessed. (Did you know that the letter “S” is the 19th letter of the alphabet?) See all of the messages of faith that parishioners have shared describing how God worked in their lives throughout the pandemic.
We welcome all those who contributed a stone to explain its meaning by submitting a line or two, a paragraph or two, about your stone. Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come One, Come All… to our Toy Giveaway in the halls of our PSR Building this weekend after both Masses. TOYS, PUZZLES AND MORE! Need Toys? Want Toys? We may have what you’re looking for!!! We are cleaning out our pre-school classrooms. (See this weekend’s Bulletin https://www.jppc.net/onlinebulletins/301template.pdf) Mega blocks, matchbox cars, puzzles, books, dolls, cradle, blocks, paint easels, tool bench, kitchen play sets, trucks, action figures and more! Come take a look! Monetary Donations Always Accepted!! (but not necessary.) Any donations will be used to purchase a new Smart T.V. for our parish. Hope to see you this weekend!
WELCOME BACK AGAPE: Please join us this Sunday, July 11th after the 10:30 am Mass. Come join and socialize with your fellow parishioners. Enjoy light refreshments, hosted by Parish & Family Life Committee. Hope to see your there!
THE PARISH OFFICE will be open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am to 3pm. The office will be closed on Tuesday, July 13th for the Ordination of Bishop Koenig.
R.C.I.A. – CHANGE THE WORLD: Do you know someone who is interested in becoming Catholic? Are you an adult who has never made First Eucharist or been Confirmed? Deacon Frank will hold an Inquiry Session this coming Monday, July 12th at 6:30pm in the Parish Library for those adults who have not been baptized, who were baptized in another Christian tradition who desire to become Catholic or for those adults baptized Catholic in need of First Communion and/or Confirmation. For information, please contact Deacon Frank Weber at DeaconFrank@saintpolycarp.org or leave a message with the parish office. (302) 653-8279.
BLESSING OF THOSE WHO WEAR SCAPULARS takes place next Saturday at the 4pm Mass.
WEEKLY INTENTIONS: The 2022 Mass Intention Book is now open. You can reserve a Mass or Offering by calling the parish office between the hours of 9am-3pm, or anytime via email at email@example.com
GIRL SCOUTS is a great opportunity for girls to build friendships and leadership. New troops are forming, and registration is open for girls entering Kindergarten through 12th grade. We are also looking for adults to help provide leadership to the girls. Please contact Tracie Bruno at (302)242-4150 or email at Tracie.Bruno@comcast.net for more information.
ATTENTION MINISTRY LEADERS! Mark your calendar now for our Annual Leadership Information Meeting on TUESDAY, July 27th. Two representatives must be present from each ministry. Look for an email with details later next week.
REGISTRATION FOR PSR (Parish School of Religion) is now open for 2021-2022. Our PSR offers religious education for children in pre-kindergarten through ninth grade. Sacramental preparation is offered for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation. Visit https://saintpolycarp.org/religious-education/ for more information. Questions? Contact our Coordinator of Religious Education, Erica Taylor at 302-653-4101 or firstname.lastname@example.org
IS GOD CALLING YOU? LISTEN CAREFULLY! We are in need of a few catechists and assistants for PSR this Fall and we are always looking for members for our Christian Formation Committee and RCIA and Baptismal Teams. Catechists needed for Grades 3 and 7, Assistants needed for Grades 1, 3 and 8
If you feel God calling you, please contact Erica Taylor, CRE at 302-653-4101 or email@example.com
SAVE this Date—Sunday, September 12, 2021 for St. Polycarp’s 2nd Annual Steak Dinner and Golf Tournament at Maple Dale Country Club in Dover, DE. Plated steak dinner at this beautiful country club $35.00 and/or Golf Tournament with lunch, green fee, golf cart, on course beverages, gift bags, prizes and steak dinner $125.00 per golfer or $460.00 team of four. For more information contact: Larry Borgman firstname.lastname@example.org (302-38-6018) or Kathy Willes email@example.com (302-670-7330). Register online at membership.faithdirect.net/events/details/7142.
BULLETIN OVERFLOW: https://saintpolycarp.org/this-weeks-bulletin/
ONLINE GIVING: Please consider becoming an e-giver. It is easy to make your weekly or one time contributions in support of the Parish. For more information and to sign up for online giving, visit faith.direct/DE831
ST DENNIS: http://www.stdennischurch.org
THE DIALOG: http://thedialog.org/ Newspaper of the Diocese, copies available as you leave Church or online
FROM THE DIOCESE:
CATHOLIC FORUM/RELEVANT RADIO: Saturdays at 1:30 pm on Relevant Radio 640. On tomorrow’s episode, tune in to hear an exclusive interview with Bishop-elect William Koenig who will be ordained and installed as the 10th Bishop of Wilmington on July 13th. Listen anytime at cdow.org/CatholicForum or search Catholic Forum on Apple, Spotify or iHeartRadio podcasts.
LET US PRAY: Prayer for Vocations
Loving and Generous God,
It is You who call us by name and ask us to follow You.
Help us to grow in the Love and Service of our Church as we experience it today.
Give us the energy and courage of Your Spirit to shape its future.
Grant us faith-filled leaders who will embrace Christ’s Mission of love and justice.
Bless the Church of Wilmington by raising up dedicated and generous leaders
from our families and friends who will serve Your people as,
Priests, Brothers, Sisters, Deacons and Lay Ministers.
Inspire us to know You better and open our hearts to hear Your call.
We ask this through our Lord. Amen.