St. Stephen Catholic Church 
 
Fr. Robert Knight, Pastor 
 11514 State Hwy A, Richwoods, MO 63071 
 Phone: (573) 678-2207
Fax: (573) 678-2380 
 email: parish354@archstl.org 
Website: ststephenrichwoodsmo.com 
  
Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 12, 2020
 
“The seed sown among thorns is the one who hears the word but then the cares of the world and the lure of riches choke the word and it bears no fruit.” MATTHEW 13:22
 
FOR REFLECTION: Does the lure of riches and material goods choke God out of your life? Are you so caught up in earthly activities that you have no time for God? Gratitude and generosity are virtues that we should strive to do on a daily basis. Every decision we make either takes us one step closer to God or one step further away.