HOME VISITATION…if you know of someone that needs to be added to the list for home visitation please contact the parish office.
There will be no RCIA class this week as families gather to celebrate Thanksgiving. Classes will resume the following week on December 4th.
BAPTISMS FOR NOVEMBER
McCartney family, daughter, Lemi
McCarroll family, daughter, Nina – after Mass
PARISH OFFICE – THANKSGIVING SCHEDULE
The parish office will close at on Wednesday, November 27th and will remain closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday, November 29th. The office will resume regular hours on Monday, December 2nd. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a safe and blessed Thanksgiving.
CHANGE IN MASS SCHEDULE
Please note the Thanksgiving Day Mass time is and there will be no Mass on Friday, November 29th.
that time of year again when the front lawn of
SCHEDULES for November 30-
Extraordinary Ministers are reminded to cleanse the vessels after each Mass
TIME ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTER SACRISTAN
Dominic, Gabriel Mike McConahay Rose Albert, Miles Drake
and Aaron Lopresti Ann Graf Ginny Hensley, open Sandy Brown
Augie Collins, Nate Gain Mark/Jillian Lehosit Jack Auer, Mike Gerlach, open
Charlie Collins Brian Collins Stephanie Martt, Pat Walsh, open Pat Smith
Anthony Bartholomew Kim Anderson Sandy Brown, Linnan Duren
Andy Price, Sean Price Vince Relli Jaci Elston, David Bortz David Larsen
Prayers after Mass: following each Mass please kneel and prayer
the following prayers: The Our Father, The Hail Mary, The Glory Be and the
Prayer to St. Michael the
Collection counters for the 1st Sunday of the month: Frances Melton and Carolyn Fenneman
It is a chilly/ sunny Wednesday as I write this. Raphael the great cat of the west side has adjusted to his new digs. His post script in this column was well received and earned more comments than my sermon. Hmmmmm.
Tomorrow two postulants of the Children of Mary will be admitted as novices and receive the habit and white veil. The Mass will be a Solemn High at St. Leo. My Latin students are attending it. They are more interested in the part where the sisters' hair is cut than the Latin at this point.
Two wills were sent to the parish and both named St. Mary's as recipients of a certain portion of the estate. It is good to do a little extra good even after you pass from this world. The gifts and names will be listed after all matters are settled. Your temporal future here will be a better one for their kindness.
I have encouraged people to make their plans while it is still day, so to speak. Cometh the night when no man can work. Here are two suggestions: Make a will and be mindful of your family, the poor and your parish. Call the office and ask for a Funeral Mass Plan from Ann. It will give you suggestions and options and be kept on file for that time. Keep a copy with your important papers, and possibly with your funeral director
Thank you for the cards and good wishes that have continued to come in for my 35th anniversary. It has been more memorable than any off-year celebration.
These are the days of remembering the death of
President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago and the
God's peace be with you!
The Lord be with you!
Fr. Kevin F. Lutz
MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR:
v Please see the flyer in your bulletin with details of the annual Maennerchor Concert scheduled for next weekend @ The concert will be followed by the annual German Village Lights.
v Chili and Carols will be held on Dec. 6th. Watch for details.
v Southside Advent Penance Service: Sunday, December 15th at at Saint Mary.
v The annual Saint Mary Gala &
Auction which will be held on
Goods have been collected and are ready
for distribution, If you would like to help assemble the Thanksgiving
boxes please join us at a.m.on
Mon., 11/25 at Southside Community Ministries Food Pantry,
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. Ornaments will be available for sale in the school gymnasium beginning Nov. 22nd prior to the start of school and after each of the weekend Masses. The cost is $15.00 each. They will also be available for purchase during German Village Lights. We only have 195 ornaments and sales are on a first come first serve basis. We will not re-order additional ornaments.
We also have some of last year’s ornaments left over. These will be sold for $5.00 each, so if you were not able to get one last year you still have the opportunity to build a set. If you have any questions you can contact Melissa Kirkwood at email@example.com
Please pick up a wish list gift tag from the Christmas tree at the rear of Church. The tags contain gifts for children; gift cards for family use for items from a local grocer, a discount store, or a gas fill up. Please return your unwrapped gifts and gift cards to Mass the weekends of November30/December 1and December 7-8. Let us reach out to share our blessings with those less fortunate this Christmas season.
States Conference of Catholic Bishops has asked that all dioceses in the
Advent is the time when we are called to make
straight the way of the Lord, and you can do that if you want to join Father Wagner on an Advent pilgrimage experience
as we tour the Cathedrals of the
Prayer for Courage
Lord, please give me courage to love you. Give me courage to serve you. Give me courage to tell others about you. Give me courage to grow closer to you. Give me courage to pick up my cross each day as you picked up yours. Remove from me all fear so that you can put me to work for your kingdom. Amen.
AN AUTHOR IN OUR
Koebel, wife of Deacon Larry Koebel has authored a children’s book titled I am Special. You can visit Amazon.com under
Laura Koebel to make your purchase. This would make a great gift for a favorite
young child. There is a copy in the Parish office for your review.