Gospel for Sunday, July 1, 2012

Mk 5:21-43

When Jesus had crossed again in the boat
to the other side,
a large crowd gathered around him, and he stayed close to the sea.
One of the synagogue officials, named Jairus, came forward.
Seeing him he fell at his feet and pleaded earnestly with him, saying,
“My daughter is at the point of death.
Please, come lay your hands on her
that she may get well and live.”
He went off with him,
and a large crowd followed him and pressed upon him.

There was a woman afflicted with hemorrhages for twelve years.
She had suffered greatly at the hands of many doctors
and had spent all that she had.
Yet she was not helped but only grew worse.
She had heard about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd
and touched his cloak.
She said, “If I but touch his clothes, I shall be cured.”
Immediately her flow of blood dried up.
She felt in her body that she was healed of her affliction.
Jesus, aware at once that power had gone out from him,
turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who has touched my clothes?”
But his disciples said to Jesus,
“You see how the crowd is pressing upon you,
and yet you ask, ‘Who touched me?'”
And he looked around to see who had done it.
The woman, realizing what had happened to her,
approached in fear and trembling.
She fell down before Jesus and told him the whole truth.
He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has saved you.
Go in peace and be cured of your affliction.”

While he was still speaking,
people from the synagogue official’s house arrived and said,
“Your daughter has died; why trouble the teacher any longer?”
Disregarding the message that was reported,
Jesus said to the synagogue official,
“Do not be afraid; just have faith.”
He did not allow anyone to accompany him inside
except Peter, James, and John, the brother of James.
When they arrived at the house of the synagogue official,
he caught sight of a commotion,
people weeping and wailing loudly.
So he went in and said to them,
“Why this commotion and weeping?
The child is not dead but asleep.”
And they ridiculed him.
Then he put them all out.
He took along the child’s father and mother
and those who were with him
and entered the room where the child was.
He took the child by the hand and said to her, “Talitha koum,”
which means, “Little girl, I say to you, arise!”
The girl, a child of twelve, arose immediately and walked around.
At that they were utterly astounded.
He gave strict orders that no one should know this
and said that she should be given something to eat.

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Next Blood Drive Announced

Sunday, July 22, 8:30 am – 12:30pm

Sign-up for appointment after each weekend Mass or call John Auckland at 623-772-7331; or go online and enter sponsor code Borromeo at www.bloodhero.com.

There is a great need for O-Negative donors. There is a very great need for all donations during the summer.  Please make an extra effort to do this very good deed. For eligibility questions, 1-800-288-2199 X5497

NOTE: Each donor’s name will be put into a drawing for a Volkswagen Beetle.

We had 24 successful donors.  We met our goal of 24 donors. A total of 29 units of blood were donated, with 5 power donations.

Thanks to every person who came to donate, And to every person who supported the drive by prayers and by promoting the drive to others.

Special thanks to Fr. Gonzales for his vibrant support at Masses, and to Vern Vasseur for help at the reception table. Also to callers Clarence and Gloria Black, Tim and Rose Casey, Priscilla Gibson, and Vern and Kathy Vasseur.

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Fortnight for Freedom: Join Us in the Chapel for Prayer

Join us in prayer at 6:30pm for 14 nights

 in the St. Charles Borromeo Adoration Chapel

From June 21 through July 4, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have called for a “Fortnight for Freedom”, a 14-day period of prayer, education, and action in support of religious freedom.  The bishops recommend that Catholics focus “all the energies the Catholic community can muster” to heighten people’s awareness of the most cherished liberty: Religious Freedom.  These fourteen days, culminating on Independence Day, are a special period of prayer, study, catechesis, and public action, emphasizing our Christian and American heritage of liberty.

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Gospel for Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Nativity of John the Baptist

Lk 1:57-66, 80

When the time arrived for Elizabeth to have her child
she gave birth to a son.
Her neighbors and relatives heard
that the Lord had shown his great mercy toward her,
and they rejoiced with her.
When they came on the eighth day to circumcise the child,
they were going to call him Zechariah after his father,
but his mother said in reply,
“No. He will be called John.”
But they answered her,
“There is no one among your relatives who has this name.”
So they made signs, asking his father what he wished him to be called.
He asked for a tablet and wrote, “John is his name,”
and all were amazed.
Immediately his mouth was opened, his tongue freed,
and he spoke blessing God.
Then fear came upon all their neighbors,
and all these matters were discussed
throughout the hill country of Judea.
All who heard these things took them to heart, saying,
“What, then, will this child be?”
For surely the hand of the Lord was with him.
The child grew and became strong in spirit,
and he was in the desert until the day
of his manifestation to Israel.

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