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GOOD SHEPHERD

AMERICAN NATIONAL CATHOLIC CHURCH


1890 WHITESVILLE RD, TOMS RIVER, NJ 08755
732-279-6837
WWW.GOODSHEPHERDANCC.ORG
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/GOODSHEPHERDANCC

June 19, 2016


12th Sunday in Ordinary Time
MASS SCHEDULE
Saturday 5PM
Sunday 8AM & 10AM

Sunday 6PM
(Memorial Day through Labor Day)

SERVED BY:
Fr. Anthony R. Lipari, FCM
Pastor

Franciscan Community of Mercy

Fr. Miguel Fernandez


Associate Pastor

Donna Lombardi
Pastoral Associate
Family Faith Formation

Jan Santanello
Pastoral Associate
Adult Formation
ANCC Seminarian

Wendy and Mike Melly


Parish Council Leaders

An All Inclusive Independent Catholic Community,


Dedicated to Making the World a Better Place

A Shepherds View
June 18 - June 19
5 PM Harry Hartman
Mary Dean
8 AM
10 AM Margaret Sturgeon Davis
6 PM
June 25June 26
5 PM:
8AM:
10 AM:
6 PM
Remember .

All are welcome to the Table. Receiving the Body


and Blood of Christ is a gift not a privilege.

Franciscan Reflection
The Lord manifests Himself to
those who stop for some time in
peace and humility of heart. If
you look in murky and
turbulent waters, you cannot
see the reflection of your face.
If you want to see the face of
Christ, stop and collect your
thoughts in silence, and close
thedoor of your soul to the
noise of external things.
-St Anthony of Padua

In todays Gospel we are challenged by


Jesus words of accepting our crosses.
Each of us carries some burdens in
our lives. For some its financial; or
relationships; perhaps medical; or
simply the normal worries of our everyday living. How do we embrace these
crosses? Do we REALLY know that we are not alone?
The One who has carried the Cross to Calvary surely
understands what we are carrying. True Discipleship,
he tells us, is when we unite these crosses in following
Him. Look around you in church, or at home, or even
in the neighborhood you live see the crosses of others and learn from them.
Another idea within the Gospel this week is that Jesus
is praying by himself. In this season of summer will
you be able to take some extra time to pray alone?
Have you ever thought about the possibility of a personal retreat? Not just a vacation, but time away to
listen to what God is speaking to you about yourself
and your life.
Today we honor the great dads in our lives; the ones
who are in Heaven; and the many that have to act like
dads. Let us pray, through the intercession of St. Joseph that these persons will have Gods abundant graces. Pray for me, as well, that in my fatherly role as
shepherd of this church, I may be given strength from
God, wisdom from so many examples of fathers, and
the peace of the Good Shepherd.

LIVE JESUS IN OUR HEARTS, FOREVER!

Saints of the Week


6/21: St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Jesuit (+1591)
6/22: St. Paulinas of Nola, Bishop (+431); Sts
John Fisher, Bishop; and Thomas Moore,
Martyrs (+1535)
6/24: Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John
the Baptist

As Summer approaches
Please remember to keep our
parish family in your prayers as
summer vacations get underway.
Pray for the safety of our children
as they enjoy the freedom that
comes with school free days as well as our families
who may be traveling during this time.
May you have a good journey, and God be with
you in your way, and his angel accompany
you. (Tobit 5:22)

Some websites to consider:


AmericanNationalChurch.org
FranciscanCommunityofMercy.org
Visit our Facebook page at:
Facebook.com/GoodShepherdANCC

During the summer, please dont fall away from the joy
of coming to Mass. The church community is affected,
as well as the finances of the church. Perhaps you
should rethink this and join the others who make their
offerings online by visiting our website at
GoodShepherdANCC.org and going to the Support
Page. Your offering should be one of thoughtful
sacrifice and not immediacy. We are grateful for
whatever you can do to help!
Have you considered mentioning the Parish in your
Will?

SATURDAY, JULY 9TH - 6 PM


2ND SUMMER PARISH BBQ!
Fellowship, food, games, and more!
MASS INTENTIONS and
HYMNAL DEDICATIONS
If ypu have a Mass Intention* or are interested in
dedicating or memorializing a family member or
friend in one of our Hymnals , please see Donna,
Jan, or Karen after mass or contact Karen via email
at: KMSuter@aol.com with your request.
*For notification in bulletin, please allow two weeks
for Mass Intentions.