HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH Father Donald Ruppert, Pastor 335-7551 – Rectory 335-4071 – Cemetery & Religious Education Offices APRIL 19, 2015 – THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER REV. DONALD R. RUPPERT P. O. Box 1325 839 Church Street East Bernard, Texas 77435-1325 MOST REV. DAVID E. FELLHAUER BISHOP, DIOCESE OF VICTORIA P.O. Box 4070 Victoria, Texas 77903 Patsy Krenek – Parish Catechetical Leader Faith Formation email: [email protected] Faith Formation website: www.hcspirit.weebly.com Evelyn Vacek - Cemetery Administrator Cemetery e-mail: [email protected] Donna Cavness - Administrative Assistant NEW Rectory e-mail: [email protected] NEW Parish Web site: www.eastbernardholycross.com Diocese of Victoria Web site: www.victoriadiocese.org WELCOME TO HOLY CROSS CHURCH! LITURGICAL MINISTRY Wednesday 7 a.m. – Hailey Henry, Mara Triplett Thursday 7 a.m. – Hannah & Ralston Chumchal Friday 7 a.m. – Julia & Samuel Coker Saturday, April 25 – 5:00 P.M. Mass Servers: Kerrie Araguz, Brooke & Brent Babin Lector: Patricia Michulka Ushers: Daniel & Dennis Viktorin Eucharist: Host-Robert Michulka Cup-Melinda Alvarado, Clint & Jennifer Coker, Gloria Demny Sunday, April 26 – 7:00 A.M. Mass Servers: Jared Hlavinka, Kyle & Hunter Kopecky Lector: Renee Hlavinka Ushers: Stanley & Judith Michulka Eucharist: Host-Helen Mica Cup-Monica Kubena, Joey Pitman Sunday, April 26 – 9:00 A.M. Mass SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE: By Appointment SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: Saturday from 4:00 PM to 4:30 PM ADORATION: From 7:30 AM Thursday continually until 7:00 PM Thursday SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM: By Appointment After Pre-Baptismal Instructions Rectory Office Hours: Monday through Friday – 8 AM to 12 Noon – 1 PM to 4 PM Servers: Layton & Weston Swoboda, Carson Kubicek Lector: Carson Swoboda Ushers: Billy & Bernice Cavness Eucharist: Host-Todd Swoboda Cup-Daniel & Cindy Garza, Dennis & Brenda Polak Sunday, April 26 – 11:00 A.M. Mass Monday 20 Tuesday 21 Wednesday 22 Thursday 23 Friday 24 Saturday 25 Sunday 26 Sunday 26 Sunday 26 6:00 PM 7:00 AM 7:00 AM 7:00 AM 5:00 PM 7:00 AM 9:00 AM 11:00 AM No Service +Henry Hlavinka +Albin & Olga Pilcik +Anthony Fishar & Jerome Fishar +Charlie “Chuck” Sklar, Jr. +Conrad Stelzel & Ed Stelzel +Willie Karasek Parishioners +Evelyn Kucera Servers: Samuel, Sarah, Michael Sims Lector: Daniel Pless Ushers: Doug & Daphne Fucik Eucharist: Host-Rudy Vacek Cup-Tyna Vacek, David & Lisa Pless, Yvonne Naiser Mass Attendance Last Weekend: 730 Your Gift to God Last Weekend: $4,933.60 Parish Development: $1,243.00 Sanctuary Lamp burns this week for: Tommy & Yvonne Krenek in honor of their 59th Wedding Anniversary. Fr. Robert Guerra, Sr. Elaine Braden, MDA, Ann, Michael Allen, Joyce Baranowski, D., Diana Barnett, Edward Bartosh, Tammy & Shelby Bradford, Joe Burttschell, Frank & Gloria Buxkemper, Bennie & Anna Chumchal, Ned & Janie Crane, Carson Crosby, Avia Daigle, Cayson Davies, Roy Demny, James Dusek, Joyce Dusek, N. Frances, Dan Gertson, Grace, Angeline Grigar, Richard Henning, Norbert Janis, Morgan Jones, Sheri Jurecek, Teresa Kelner, Yu Kelner, Karen Klecka, Anthony Kolafa, Bernice Kopecky, Callie Kopecky, John Kramr, Joyce Kramr, Celestine Kucera, Liam, Agnes Litvik, MJM, SJM, Andrea McNabb, Agnes Minks, Annette Novak, Jerry Orsak, Jr., Joe D. & Annie Orsak, Daniel Pilcik, Pete Pilcik, Jody Polak, Rick Rohan, David Rives, Sharlene Rybarski, J.S., Ella Mae Seydler, Georgie Sliva, Awald & Georgie Stelzel, Beatrice Stelzel, Lil Talafuse, TK Treme, Jim Wark We pray for the souls of Adam Tovar (son of Anita Tovar) and Helen Leehey (sister of Joyce Dusek) and Mary Jochec who passed away last week. Please keep their families in your prayers. Exposition and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament begins every Thursday after the 7:00 AM Mass and closes at 7:00 PM Communion to the Homes: April 19: Joey Pitman, Evelyn Kramr April 26: Donna Cavness, Helen Mica Please call Evelyn Kramr at 335-4467 if you need to receive home communion. Altar Society: Tammy Triplett, Kelly Henry, Carolyn Matcheski, Kelly Novicke Second Collection: Catholic Home Missions Appeal (CHMA) – April 26 Retired and Needy Priests of the Diocese of Victoria – May 3 Peter’s Pence Collection (Collection for the Holy Father)- June 28 The monthly meeting of Court St. Bernadette #1108, Catholic Daughters of the Americas, will be held Monday, April 20, in the Holy Cross Meeting Room, beginning at 7 p.m. Refreshments are served at 6:45 p.m. For further information, contact Regent Karen Moszkowicz at 979.234.6786. Don’t forget your food donations for the needy. ACT NOW Youth Group will be holding their Semi-Annual Pancake Breakfast on Sunday, April 19, following 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM Mass. Please come and join us for pancakes, sausage and juice/coffee in the meeting room! Be Bold. Be Catholic. Pope Francis said: “Lord, help us to live the virtue of generosity, to love without limits.” Parish Fund Donations: Building Fund: Boyce & Carolyn Gertson, Leon & Jeannette Macha, Neil Banfield, Sr., M/M Daniel Chilek, all in memory of Joe Preisler. Cemetery Fund: Edward & Martha Kanak & Lillie Palmer in memory of Leo Pribyl, Lillian Pilcik, Jerome Fishar, Anthony Fishar, Lillian Karasek, Agnes Kieler, Oscar Litvik, Sr., Georgia Wicke, & Betty Wicke. Syl & Joyce Dusek in memory of Helen Leehey. Ed & Judy Schneider in memory of Pat Smaistrla & Lucille Ferguson. Scholarship Fund: Alan & Cindy Pribyl, Billy & Bernice Cavness, Angeline Grigar, Mark & Rita Jochec, all in memory of Oscar Litvik, Sr. Chip & Mary Ann Shelton in memory of Cody Karasek, Oscar Litvik, Sr., Agnes Kieler, Chuck Sklar (brother of Joyce Klopsteck). Vocation Fund: Ray & Lillian Marek in memory of Patricia Smaistrla. KJT St. Wenceslaus Society #40 Scholarship Fund: KJT St. Wenceslaus Society #40 Scholarship Fund in memory of Lucille Ferguson. KJT District 6 Family Day – Sunday, May 17 at Tovar’s Lake. Registration 11:00 a.m. Short meeting 11:30 a.m. Meal at 12:00 noon. Fishing from 1p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bazaar at St. Wenceslaus Church in Beasley, 407 South 3rd St. Sunday, April 19. Serving begins at 10:30 a.m. BBQ beef, chicken, sausage. $10 per plate. Plates to go drive thru from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Annual Spring Festival at St. Michael Parish in Weimar at the Veterans Hall – Sunday, April 26 – Serving begins at 11 a.m. – Fried chicken and sausage dinner. $9 per plate. Eat in or plates to go at St. Michael Family Center beginning at 11 a.m. St. Mary’s Grotto Celebration in Frydek on Sunday, April 26 BBQ sausage, beef, chicken. Serving begins 11 a.m. An Update on Bishop Charles Grahmann, first bishop of the Diocese of Victoria: Bishop Grahmann, though mandated to retire as Bishop of Dallas at the age of 75, remains active in his ministry. He is now in his early 80’s and is in very good health for a man of his age. He continues to write, lecture, travel, minister, educate and inspire. One cumbersome detail that greatly affects, and strongly infringes on his still very active ministry, is that his kidneys have failed and he requires dialysis three times a week. Bishop Grahmann though is an excellent candidate for a kidney transplant. Several of his family members have been tested, but they are not a match for him. Therefore, he is humbly appealing to all of us. An ideal candidate to donate is anyone between the ages of 25-60 years old, who is in good health and lives a reasonably good life style, meaning they don’t smoke, and has the same blood type “O.” If you are interested in assisting him, or you know someone who is, more information is available in the church, Parish Office or by calling the Chancery Office. You can also call the following, for more details: Mrs. Mary Virginia Jacobs, RN (361-573-5909 or 361-564-4424), Rita Zaruba (361-798-2470), or Marcus Grahmann (361-798-5655). Thank you for your consideration of this important appeal. “There is no greater love than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” (John 15:13). Special Thank You to the Knights of Columbus #2500 for hosting Donut Sunday last weekend! God Bless All First Communicants & Their Parents! Sunday, May 3, 11:00 A.M. Mass Clayton Ray Currin Besier London Grace Cavness Jenna Cole Daigle Camden James Fucik Sophia Annalise Garcia Cole Andrew Janecek Carly Elizabeth Kubicek Evan Lee Pitman Cooper Dennis Potts Samuel Daniel Potts Lyndsey Rae Randall Laura Michelle Robles Brandon Ervin Rucka Shae Lynn Salcido Chase Daniel Weakley Zachary James Zimmerman Faith Formation Classes: PreK thru 6th Grade Wed., April 22, 2015, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. NO CLASSES on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 25th Kolache Klobase Festival – Saturday, June 13th Sponsored by KJT St. Wenceslaus Society #40 Silent Auction items needed – please contact Linda Hlavinka at 979-253-4044. For Monetary donations – please contact Big Ed Marik at 979-335-6402. For Penny Raffle Prizes – please contact Gloria Buxkemper at 979-335-7318, or bring by the house. Thanks for your support!
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