Weekend of June 13, 2021
Dear People of God,
What a beautiful image of the sprouting, growing, and coming to fruition of the Kingdom of God in our midst.
God prays that His Kingdom come. We pray this in the Lord’s Prayer. We pray for His Kingdom within our
hearts and souls. For this to happen we must first become living members of His Kingdom and He must
be our Ruler and Guide. Second, we must work to establish His laws and will in our world. Third, we must
anticipate the final and glorious coming of His Kingdom when Jesus returns in splendor and majesty.
The words in the Gospel today especially reveal “how” this will happen. It reveals that God’s kingdom
will slowly, gently, and miraculously take hold. This will happen in our lives, it will happen in our world, as
we Christians commit ourselves to this work, and it will miraculously happen at the end of time when Jesus returns.
Remember to prayerfully support our Summer Camp; our administration, staff, and campers as
they prepare for another summer of grace and joy.
Many thanks to those who so generously supported the project of our new Baptismal Font. It
should be arriving within the next few weeks. Who knows? Maybe we can set our sights on a
new set of electronic chimes to ring in the Angelus at 12:00pm and 6:00pm each day, our
Masses, and other special events as well. God bless you all!
Think about joining us for our annual July 4 th Fireworks and Family get together around our
lakeside here at Mary Help. More details will be forthcoming as we get closer to the event.
Do not forget to remember in thoughts and prayers Fr. Jeremiah Reen, SDB, one of our beloved
residents at St. Philip Residence, who is still in rehab at Bon Secours Maria Manor in St. Petersburg.
Please take note of upcoming parish events listed elsewhere in this weekly bulletin. Do your best
to participate and support them in any way you can.
As usual please remember to pray for all of the Salesians in our presence here at MHC . . . especially those at St. Philip Residence. Be assured we will be doing the same for you.
Fr. Steve Dumais, SDB.