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SCAM ALERT, PART 2

LAST WEEK, WE ISSUED A SCAM ALERT THAT PARISHIONERS WERE RECEIVING EMAILS, SUPPOSEDLY FROM FR. RYSZARD ASKING TO MAKE CERTAIN PURCHASES FOR HIM. WE TOLD YOU THAT FR. RYSZARD WOULD NOT DO THAT AND ALERTED YOU THAT THIS WAS A SCAM!!! TODAY, A COUPLE OF PARISHIONERS GOT A SIMILAR EMAIL, SUPPOSEDLY FROM MONSIGNOR MOSELEIN!!!! THIS, TOO IS A SCAM! MONSIGNOR WOULD NOT ASK FOR ASSISTANCE IN AN EMAIL.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

UNTIL FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS ARE RECEIVED FROM THE DIOCESE, HOLY COMMUNION WILL NOT BE ADMINISTERED ON THE TONGUE!!!

A MESSAGE FROM FR. RYSZARD

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Two weeks into my pastorate the sound system is repaired, yeah!!! 

We need parishioners with green thumbs to work on our Prayer Garden and the grounds. Please help us!

The house was found in unlivable condition. The professional company cleaned mold, mildew, and the like. The interior of the house was painted. The ceilings and walls were in terrible condition, and so are the floors.  Additionally, at least four inches of water was found under the house. The water will be pumped out, a special permanent pump will be installed to keep the ground dry. I want to thank the Finance Council for their ongoing support since my arrival.

I want to express my words of thanks to Monsignor Frank Moeslein for the delicious Maryland style crab cakes. We spent a wonderful evening getting to know each other. Monsignor also shared with me the legends of St. Egbert, which I enjoyed very much. 

Many thanks to Jim Hibbs and the Knights of Columbus for cleaning out the garage and house. They did a great job.

I am grateful to Urania, Henry, Helen, and Allen Mitchell for having me to their house. We had a wonderful brunch and a lot of fun talking and enjoying each other’s company. Thank you also for showing me the wonderful island.

The Holy Father was released from the hospital after intestinal surgery. Please keep him in your prayers. 

The Olympics in Tokyo have just begun. All the athletes will compete for the first time in history without fans present in the stadiums due to COVID-19. We can cheer them on even if it is only through TV.

A Belgian woman died of COVID-19. She is the first documented case of a person who was infected at the same time with two variants of the coronavirus: Alfa and Beta, which originated in England and South  Africa.  At least twenty-six states in the US are seriously affected by the Delta Variant which originated in India. This variant is a predominant factor for new infections, hospitalizations, and deaths in the world.  If you have not been vaccinated, and if your medical condition allows you, please do so. Do not risk your life or the life of your loved ones. COVID-19 is a deadly virus and is not going away. 

Hopefully, you are enjoying the long summer days and sunlight.

With continued prayers,

Father Ryszard

Queridos hermanos y hermanas, 

Dos semanas después de mi pastorado, el sistema de sonido está reparado, ¡¡¡sí !!! 

Necesitamos feligreses con pulgares verdes para trabajar en nuestro Jardín de Oración y los terrenos. ¡Por favor ayúdenos!

La casa fue encontrada en estado inhabitable. La empresa profesional limpió moho, hongos y similares. Se pintó el interior de la casa. Los techos y las paredes estaban en pésimas condiciones, al igual que los pisos. Además, se encontraron al menos cuatro pulgadas de agua debajo de la casa. El agua se bombeará, se instalará una bomba permanente especial para mantener el suelo seco. Quiero agradecer al Consejo de Finanzas por su continuo apoyo desde mi llegada.

Quiero expresar mis palabras de agradecimiento a Monseñor Frank Moeslein por los deliciosos pasteles de cangrejo estilo Maryland. Pasamos una noche maravillosa conociéndonos. Monseñor también me compartió las leyendas de San Egbert, que disfruté mucho.

Muchas gracias a Jim Hibbs y a los Caballeros de Colón por limpiar el garaje y la casa. Ellos hicieron un gran trabajo.

Agradezco a Urania, Henry, Helen y Allen Mitchell por invitarme a su casa. Tuvimos un brunch maravilloso y nos divertimos mucho hablando y disfrutando de la compañía del otro. Gracias también por mostrarme la maravillosa isla.

El Santo Padre fue dado de alta del hospital después de una cirugía intestinal. Por favor manténgalo en sus oraciones.

Los Juegos Olímpicos de Tokio acaban de comenzar. Todos los atletas competirán por primera vez en la historia sin fanáticos presentes en los estadios debido al COVID-19. Podemos animarlos incluso si es solo a través de la televisión.

Una mujer belga murió de COVID-19. Es el primer caso documentado de una persona que se infectó al mismo tiempo con dos variantes del coronavirus: Alfa y Beta que se originaron en Inglaterra y Sudáfrica. Al menos veintiséis estados de los EE. UU. Se ven seriamente afectados por la variante Delta que se originó en la India. Esta variante es un factor predominante de nuevas infecciones, hospitalizaciones y muertes en el mundo. Si no ha sido vacunado y su condición médica lo permite, hágalo. No arriesgue su vida ni la de sus seres queridos. COVID-19 es un virus mortal y no va a desaparecer.

Espero que estén disfrutando de los largos días de verano y la luz del sol.

Con oraciones continuas,

Padre Ryszard

 

 

JAMES THE GREATER/JAIME EL MAJOR

James was not only one of the Twelve apostles but also a member of the inner circle of Jesus which included his brothers John and Peter who also were apostles. James is called the Greater (meaning older) to distinguish him from other apostles of Jesus, James the Less or Younger (Mark 15:40).

The Lord called James and John to follow him while they were with their father Zebedee in the boat preparing nets (Mark 1:19-20). Their mother Salome followed Jesus too, assisting him with other women during his ministry and asked Jesus to grant her sons seats on Jesus’ right and left side of the throne in the paradise (Matthew 20:20-21). Salome loved her sons intensely and wanted the best for them. We cannot blame her for that.

Being part of the inner circle of the Lord, James witnessed the transfiguration of Jesus on mount Tabor (Mark 9:2-8), the raising of Jairus’ daughter (Mark 5:35-37), and painful moments of the Son of Mary in the garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-38).

James had a terrible temper and so did his brother John. They wanted to bring down fire on a Samaritan town because its inhabitants did not welcome Jesus when he was on a route to Jerusalem.  Thus, they both were nicknamed the Sons of Thunder (Mark 3;17). The Lord had to calm them down and scorn them for their behavior (Luke 9:51-56). Revenge was out of the question. It is good to keep in mind that the Samaritans were very friendly to Jesus in John 4:39.

Quick tempered people can attain holiness like anybody else. The pedagogy of threat or fear turns people away. The Gospel is an open invitation. We introduce others to it, but the acceptance is theirs.

King Herod Agrippa (the grandson of Herod the Great) had James executed by the sword (Acts of the Apostles 12:1-2). This is the only martyrdom of the apostle recorded in the New Testament. John according to tradition, died a natural death in exile.

Fr. Ryszard

Jaime no solo era uno de los Doce apóstoles, sino también un miembro del círculo íntimo de Jesús que
incluía a su hermano Juan y Pedro, quienes también eran apóstoles .A Jaime se le llama el Mayor (que
significa el grande) para distinguirlo de otro apóstol de Jesús, Jaime el Menor o el chico (Marcos 15:40).

El Señor llamó a Jaime y Juan para que lo siguieran mientras estaban con su padre Zebedeo en la barca
preparando redes (Marcos 1: 19-20). Su madre Salomé también siguió a Jesús, ayudándolo con otras
mujeres durante su ministerio y le pidió a Jesús que le concediera a sus hijos asientos en el lado derecho
e izquierdo del trono de Jesús en el paraíso (Mateo 20: 20-21). Salomé amaba intensamente a sus hijos y
quería lo mejor para ellos. No podemos culparla por eso.

Siendo parte del círculo íntimo del Señor, Jaime presenció la transfiguración de Jesús en el monte Tabor
(Marcos 9: 2-8), la resurrección de la hija de Jairo (Marcos 5: 35-37) y los momentos dolorosos del Hijo
de María. en el huerto de Getsemaní (Mateo 26: 36-38).

Jaime tenía un temperamento terrible y también su hermano Juan. Querían hacer bajar fuego a un
pueblo samaritano porque sus habitantes no le dieron la bienvenida a Jesús cuando estaba de camino a
Jerusalén. Por eso ambos fueron apodados los Hijos del Trueno (Marcos 3: 1-7). El señor tuvo que
calmarlos y despreciarlos por su comportamiento (Lucas 9: 51-56). La venganza estaba fuera de
discusión. Es bueno tener en cuenta que los samaritanos fueron muy amigables con Jesús en Juan 4:39.

Las personas de mal genio pueden alcanzar la santidad como cualquier otra persona. La pedagogía de la
amenaza o el miedo aleja a las personas. El Evangelio es una invitación abierta. Se lo presentamos a
otros, pero la aceptación es de ellos.

El rey Herodes Agripa (nieto de Herodes el Grande) mandó ejecutar a espada a Jaime (Hechos de los
Apóstoles 12: 1-2). Este es el único martirio del apóstol registrado en el Nuevo Testamento. Juan, según
la tradición, murió de muerte natural en el exilio.

Padre Ryszard

WELCOME GEORGE DOUGLAS

St. Egbert welcomes its newest baptized Christian, George Douglas, who was baptized on July 3.

HISPANIC COMMUNITY WELCOME DINNER-BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR FATHER RYSZARD

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT

BISHOP'S ANNUAL APPEAL 2021

Each parishioner is asked to participate in the 2021 Bishop's Annual Appeal. All funds raised are designated to support ministries in the areas of Charity, Evangelization and Worship across the Diocese. Each gift has a tremendous impact in the lives of the neediest in our communities. If you have not yet made your gift to the Bishop's Annual Appeal, we ask you to do so today. Bishop's Annual Appeal commitment envelopes are available in the church or you can donate online at GivetoBAA.org. To date, St. Egbert parishioners have pledged $68320.00  toward our goal of $73,108.00. Remember any funds OVER our goal come directly back to us. Please join your fellow parishioners and help us achieve our goal.

Thank you for your continued generosity.

Bill Stompf, Chairman

Strenthening Our Play Campaign

As we begin the new year, St. Egbert Catholic School would like to introduce you to the Strengthening Our Play campaign. The project to restore and enhance our playing fields and playground areas is well underway. We have already installed a new playground structure, thanks to the Home School Association, and a new basketball court. Additionally, we received the fantastic news that the school was awarded a Big Rock grant of $53,000 for the Outdoor Science Center which plays a big part of the plan. For a complete description of the campaign and the projects, please see the link below. We've received numerous donations and the projects with naming opportunities are going like hotcakes. If you are interested in learning more on how you can help with a donation and/or a naming opportunity, please click this link. Strengthening Our Play Opportunities

Donations can be submitted in person, by mail or online at: Strengthening Our Play Online Donation link below. Thanks to all who have already donated! We are so excited about this project and future of our school!

Donation Link

Thank you so much for your continued support of St. Egbert Catholic School.

Picture of the Plan

Updating Census

We are in the process of updating our parish census. We are asking all member families to click on the link below which will take them to a census form where you can make changes in your family listing in our parish directory, ie, address, emails, phone changes, additional children (or removing children who no longer live here, etc. Please do this as soon as possible.

Parish Census Form

New Parishioners!

Please take a moment to complete the parish registration form by clicking on the link below:

Parish Registration Form

CATHOLIC CHARITIES

The New Bern Regional Office of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh is offering NEW programs to service our communities:

Senior Pharmacy -- For qualified seniors -- Assistance paying for: Medications related to Chronic Health Conditions; Limited Medical Supplies; and Health Topic Information.

Emergency Assistance -- Emergency Rent or Utility Assistance; Case Management; Job Search and Budgeting

Disaster Assistance -- When Available: Emergency Rent or Utility Assistance; Home Repair; Case Management

502 Middle Street, New Bern 28560

252-638-2188

Hours: Mon-Thurs, 8:30 AM -12 Noon; 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Donate Now at http://www.catholiccharitiesraleigh.org/donate and Select ``Direct Your Gift: New Bern Deanery

www.catholiccharitiesraleigh.org/locations/new-bern

Providing Help -- Creating Hope -- Serving All

Online Giving

Online GivingYou can now make your offertory donations online by using the link below.

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Sunday 8:30 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 pm (Spanish)
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Tuesday 9:00 AM (Communion in absence of a priest)
Wednesday 12 Noon
Thursday 7 PM
Friday 9:00 AM

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