HOME VISITATION…if you know of someone that needs to be added to the list for home visitation please contact the parish office.
This week’s session of RCIA will focus on “The Ligurgical Year”. Maureen Keebaugh will lead this discussion. If you are seeking information about converting to the Catholic faith or if you have not yet been confirmed or if you would like to be a sponsor, then the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) is for you. All are welcome. Please contact the Parish office for additional information.
BAPTISMS FOR NOVEMBER
McCartney family, daughter, Lemi
McCarroll family, daughter, Nina – after Mass
WEDDING MUSIC WORKSHOP… will be held on Monday, November 18th in the Church. Contact Amanda Walker or the Parish office for details.
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
Juan Durano Lori Mitchelll John Lamotte, Don Alexander
Evan Armstrong, open John Rees Rita Alexander, Mary Minerd Ginny Holleran
Natasha Mattox Mike Keebaugh Dave & Marge Smigelski, Mike Chambers
Dominic Mattox, Trinity Mattox Maureen Keebaugh Ray & Terry Thomas, Cecelia Reis Jacquelyn Carone
Mary Weilbacher Jay Jackson Angie Stoller, Ann Anderson
Katie Price, open Olivia DePassio open, open Jacquelyn Carone
Prayers after Mass: following each Mass please kneel and prayer
with us the following prayers: The Our Father, The
Hail Mary, The Glory Be and the Prayer to St. Michael the
Collection counters for the 4th Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Lin Duren
Blessings and peace!
My thirty-fifth anniversary of ordination is a recent and most pleasant memory. I did not really expect anything big since this is an off-year anniversary, the 40th being the next big one. Also, I am new here and still have miles to go to get to know you better. However, it turned out to be most memorable. Deacon Minner invited people the week before to coffee and donuts. Along with that there was cake - a very large cake and a larger than usual crowd in the gym. The good deacon gave a very kind tribute (I must find a way to reward him!) and said enough kind things I wanted a copy for my obituary and canonization! Deacon Minner has been very kind since I arrived and it was most manifest at that moment.
As I was walking out of the Mass I heard "Alleluia! Sing to Jesus! I leaned over to the deacon and said to him, "What a coincidence! That's the closing song from my ordination!" He asked if Amanda knew that. I assured him that she would have to have done some serious digging to have found that out. Turns out Amanda did some research and added it to the list of hymns. It's those little things that make for a pleasant surprise.
As if that weren't enough, I was called out of my Latin class in the school on Tuesday and was met by the entire student body and the faculty. I was led down the student-lined stairs and to the main hall with students on both sides cheering and clapping and holding up signs. I had the good presence of mind to turn on my camera phone and record the moment. All in all, my thirty-fifth anniversary became quite memorable. Thanks for the cards, greetings, prayers and good wishes.
My cat has arrived. Raphael (he showed up on the feast of St. Raphael) lived with my almost 16 years at Holy Family. During the transition, he abided with my sister, Sheila. Now he has moved in and is getting used to the large rooms of St. Mary's. He was not too fond of the dogs at my sister's house and he's glad to be the sole proprietor of the house. Like me, he's getting old. Neither of us run up the stairs as we did in 1997. A few times in the past he wrote a column for the bulletin. I'll see if he's up to it here.
The Lord be with you!
Fr. Kevin Lutz
ps. hi. this is raphael. i can't use the shift key. cool house. glad to be here. tell the priest to get more of the salmon treats for me.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR:
v The Christmas tree sale will kick off with the arrival of trees the Friday after Thanksgiving.
v The annual Maennerchor Concert w/ our own Bell Choir is scheduled for on Sunday, Dec. 1st. The concert will be followed by the traditional German Village Lights.
v Chili and Carols will be held on Dec. 6th. Watch for details.
v The annual Saint Mary Gala &
Auction which will be held on
Saint Mary Parishioners will once again have the opportunity to share the love of Christ with a local family this Christmas. Starting the weekend of the November 23rd-24th please select a gift from the adopt-a-family tree at the rear of the church. Purchase a gift or gift card as described and bring it back to Church (unwrapped) the weekend of the 7th-8th of December. Each gift will have a value of about $30. If you can help with set-up for the program, join us from until on Friday November 22nd. Please contact Beth Vanderkooi (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Maureen Keebaugh (email@example.com) with any questions or for other volunteer opportunities.
The Ornament is etched glass with a
picture of the Mary and Baby Jesus on it. The ornaments are approximately 3 ¾
in. x 2.5 in. We will have the St. Mary Ornaments available starting
DISASTER RESPONSE IN THE
Catholic Relief Service (
Our local SSCM
food pantry is asking for help in providing Thanksgiving meals to those in
need. In order to complete the boxes the following items are needed: canned sweet potatoes, canned fruit, brown and
serve rolls or corn muffin mix, canned pumpkin mix and potatoes (5lb bags or
boxes of scallop). If you can help please leave donations at the back of
church the weekend of 11/23 & 11/24. If you would like to help
assemble the Thanksgiving boxes please join us at 9:30a.m.on Mon. 11/25 at Southside
Community Ministries Food Pantry,
LADIES AUXILLARY 4-S CLUB…will prepare and serve a Thanksgiving Feast with turkey and all the trimmings including pumpkin pie for dessert on Sunday, November 17th from noon till 3:00 p.m., at the 4S Club, 281 E. Whittier Street. Cost: $10.00 for adults and children under 10 for $5.00. Takeout is available.