When the link opens it will ask you first for the number of subjects(people plus animals) that will be in your portrait. Once you have selected a number the dates for portraits will lighten in the calendar, if you want a date in May, click the arrow on the calendar to advance it to May. All the available dates will lighten and you can choose from them.
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Memorial Day Mass in DeWitt City Cemetery
Memorial Day began in 1868 as a day toremember all those who died in the Civil War. Now it honors all United Statescitizens who died in war. Unfortunately, that meaning ofMemorial Day often gets lost when we see that day as the “unofficial” start to our summerholidays.
Congress has encouraged Memorial Day as a time to remember all who have died in war (combatants and innocent civilians) and as a day to renew our efforts for just and lasting peace throughout the world. To mark this day, we will celebrate Mass in the DeWitt City Cemetery at 9:00 AM on Monday morning, May 27. Mass will be celebrated in section “D” of the cemetery, which is directly across Bridge Street from the church. This is also the area of the cemetery in which DeWitt’s memorial to its Civil War dead is located.
Please park in the church parking lot and walk across Bridge Street to the cemetery. Please reserve parking in the cemetery only for those with mobility problems. Bring lawn chairs forseating. At Mass we willremember all those who have died and a special prayer for visiting the grave of a loved one will beavailable for quiet prayer after Mass. If it’s raining at 8:00 AM that morning, Mass will becelebrated in the church. Mass will be followed by coffee and donuts in the community center.
Take Time to Make Appointments with God this Summer—and All Year ‘Round
Remember that even when summer vacation begins, we don’t take a vacation from our need to thank God for all our blessings, because God never takes a vacation from loving us. The summer is a perfect time for us to help our children and young people understand that faith is one of the highest priorities in our life and in theirs. Their opportunities to be involved in sports and many other activities will be only for a very small part of their lives. Their need to be involved in the life of our parish community is both for now and for eternity—literally. Long after soccer and baseball and dance and gymnastics have faded into memory, the need for a strong, living, loving relationship with God will see each of us through both the most enjoyable and most challenging times of our lives. That relationship with God is formed in large part through making sure that our shared faith is a lived, outward reality every day (and every Sunday!).
With the busy-ness of everyday life, I encourage everyone to make it a priority to “make appointments with God.” We make and keep many other kinds of appointments on our calendars, and our time with God should be a choice, rather than just something we squeeze in when we can or only when it is convenient. “Making an appointment with God” means sitting down with the family schedule(s) and seeing how Mass here at St. Jude (or visit www.masstimes.org for wherever your travels may take you) will be a part of your regular weekly schedule—year-round. With three Mass times available through the summer and with the resumption of the Sunday evening Mass the Sunday after Labor Day, there should be ample opportunity to make sure thanking God by coming to church together as a family is part of the usual routine—and a good expectation.
Beyond taking the time and effort to make and keep appointments with God, you may wish to make Saturday evening or Sunday morning Mass a real family event. Make breakfast or dinner. Spend some quality family time together before and after Mass, enjoying one another’s company. These summer times and opportunities to be together are a precious gift and something that we shouldn’t let slip away.
6PM Sunday Mass
The Sunday evening Mass will go on its summer vacation beginning Sunday, May 26, and will return Sunday, September 8, the Sunday after Labor Day.
Offertory Envelope Booklets Now Available for Pick-up
Our 2013-2014 annual offertory envelope booklets are now available for pick-up in the parish hall. Picking up your annual envelope booklet helps to save the parish almost $2000 in postage!