February 23, 2014

February 23, 2014
St. Ann Catholic Church • 3635 Park Road • Charlotte, NC 28209 • 704-523-4641
StAnnCharlotte.org • Fax 704-527-8671 • [email protected]
Pastor...................................................................... Rev. Timothy S. Reid .........................704-523-4641 x222
Pastoral Associate .............................................. Sister Judy Monahan, SSJ.....................704-521-9589
Liturgical Ministries…………………………………….Carol Kuhn ................................704-527-5277
Bookkeeper ................................................................ Terry Alderman .............................704-523-4641 x224
Facilities/Scheduling/Maintenance Supervisor ............. Savas Mallos ................................704-523-4641 x233
Parish Secretary ............................................................. Marcy Rothe ................................704-523-4641 x221
Music ............................................................................ Terese Rowe ................................704-599-5725
Hispanic Ministries/Ministerios Hispanos ...................... Robin Davis ................................704-523-4641
Liturgical Schedule
(Changes in the schedule noted inside)
Sunday Mass Schedule
Vigil Mass (Saturday): 4:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.;
Mass in the Extraordinary
Form: 12:30 p.m.
Parish Office Hours
Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Weekday Masses
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 7:00 a.m.
Wednesday: 6:00 p.m. (Mass in the
Extraordinary Form)
Friday: 8:30 a.m.
St. Ann’s
Parish Mission
St. Ann Parish seeks the
salvation of souls through
the redemption of Jesus
Christ as revealed to us in
and through the divinely
instituted Holy Catholic
Church. We invite all
to receive God's love as
we give of ourselves in
compassionate service.
Tuesday 8:00 a.m. through
Wednesday 5:00 p.m.
Holy Hour:
Wednesday 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Saturday: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 23, 2014
Mass Intentions
+ denotes deceased
8:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m.
Meetings & Events
Our parish family
+Merlin Blais
by the Blais family
Latin +Carol Milton
by Sallie & Kim Catalano
9:00 a.m.
+Brenden Ballacchino
by the Labus family
5:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
+Waldo Sherrill Steen
by the Ceramic Group
Adoration following Mass (chapel)
Baptismal Preparation class (Scout
Shamrock Tournament
Rosary (Church)
Dance Group (Gym) |
Classrooms 1 & 2 in use
RCIA (Scout Room |
Legion of Mary
7:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m. Conference room in use |
CSS (Classrooms 1 & 2)
4:00 p.m. Gym
5:45 p.m. AAU (Gym)
6:00 p.m. Classrooms 1 & 2 in use
Adoration (chapel)
5:00 p.m.
Holy Hour
6:00 p.m.
Latin For St. Ann
benefactors & their loved
9:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
Science (All rooms all day)
Prayer group (Church)
Basketball (Gym)
Girl Scouts
AAU (Gym) | Cub Scouts
CSS (Classrooms 1 & 2) |
Boy Scouts
7:00 a.m.
+Lewis Derscheid
by the Derscheid family
9:00 a.m.
5:00 p.m.
School (Gym & Café)
IFBL (Gym)
8:00 a.m.
Home school (All rooms)
5:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.
+Mrs. Leona Kessler
by Fr. Reid
3:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
9:00 a. m.
+Elizabeth Biedrycki
by Laura & Scott Biedrycki
AA/NA (Classrooms 1 & 2) |
8:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
Our parish family
Intentions of Byron Copley 9:00 a.m.
by the Copley family
Latin +Marie Gildae
by Sallie & Kim Catalano
Appeal Sunday
Faith Formation Classes (School) |
Classrooms 1 & 2 in use
12:30 p.m.
II: Lawrence Gratch—Sabrina Moulton
8, March 2014 1:30 p.m.
St. Ann Catholic Church
Dear Parishioners,
Last Sunday in the ancient calendar of the Church, we celebrated Septuagesima Sunday, which is the day
that marked the beginning of preparations for Lent for Catholics of old.
The name Septuagesima literally means “seventieth,” a reference to the number of days before Easter.
However, this is a symbolic reference, not a literal one. This Sunday is Sexagesima Sunday (“sixtieth”) and
next Sunday is Quinquagesima Sunday (“fiftieth”) in the ancient calendar of the Church. And of course on
Ash Wednesday we will formally enter into Lent, which in Latin is called: Quadragesima, which means
“Fortieth” – referring to the 40 days of Lent.
For those of you who attended the Latin Mass last Sunday, you probably noticed that I was wearing violet
already, and not the green vestments I wore for the Novus Ordo Masses. This is because these pre-Lenten
Sundays that we began last Sunday were meant to prepare us for the discipline of Lent. They also marked a
period of transition from the glories of the Christmas Season and the Season after the Epiphany to the more
solemn and yet so very necessary penitential season of Lent.
As Ash Wednesday will soon be upon us, it’s a good time to begin thinking about how you will draw closer
to our blessed Lord during the holy season of Lent. Lent is a time for turning to God, particularly with
sorrow for our sins and a desire to amend whatever is sinful in our lives. This is why Lent is penitential at
its heart; this is why the Church obliges us to make sacrifices during this time of year and to take on
additional prayer and almsgiving.
Many thanks to all of our volunteers last Monday who helped pack the container of lumber and dry goods
going to Jamaica! I was so pleased by how many people showed up to work in Monroe! Thanks again to all
of you who have made this project such a rousing success!
Lastly, to all the men of the parish, do not forget the 4th Annual Charlotte Catholic Men’s Conference is this
coming Saturday, 01 March 2013, at St. Mark Catholic Church in Huntersville from 8 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. You
can find all the details at: http://www.cltcmc.org.
I hope many of you are able to attend what is always a great event!
Yours in Jesus and Mary,
Fr. Reid
Fr. Reid’s homilies (audio & PDF) & the bulletins are posted on the website: www.StAnnCharlotte.org
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 23, 2014
Your Stewardship of Treasure
783 registered families
February 9, 2014
Total Weekly Collection:
Weekly Budget:
YTD Total:
YTD Budget:
Priests' Retirement
“… everyone of you who does not renounce all his
possessions cannot be my disciple.” (Luke 14:33)
"... Cada uno de ustedes que no renuncie a todos
sus bienes no puede ser mi discípulo." (Lucas
We pray for all of our parishioners, but our
"special families" this week Christina & David
Grosso, Sandra & Sandra Hammond, Colin
Johnson, Jessica & Jeremy Johnson, & Tina &
Brian Kennelly.
Give Electronically at
Endowments for St. Ann Parish:
Did you know that we have an endowment for
both our parish & our school? These funds,
established in 1999 for the parish & 2000 for the
school, are for the general & pastoral needs of our
parish & school & were established through the
generosity of donors in our parish. If you would
like to learn more about our endowment funds &
how you can make a contribution, contact Judy
Smith in the Foundation for the Roman Catholic
Diocese of Charlotte at 704-370-3320 or at
[email protected]
Food Collections for the Catholic Charities
Diocese of Charlotte Food Pantry are the first &
third weekends of every month: The next
collection is the weekend of March 1st-2nd &
Men's Shelter: Thank you for the clothes you have
brought in so far. The next collection is the
weekend of March 1st-2nd & 15th-16th.
No collection for women's clothing or toiletries for
the Little Bundles, Big Hearts Ministry at this
time. Please contact the parish office if you would
like to volunteer for the Little Bundles, Big Hearts
DSA 2014
DSA Goal: 79,947.00
By now you should have received a
letter from Bishop Jugis asking for
your generous support of the DSA. Please give
prayerful consideration to how you will respond by
filling out your pledge card, and mailing it this
DSA Goal:
Priests’ Retirement & Benefits Collection
We are grateful for the generosity of our
parishioners. Our assessment is $26,887.23. For
those who were unable to give before there is still
time to contribute. There are envelopes in the pews
in you need an envelope. Each parish has been
assessed 3.5% of their annual offertory for the
Priests’ Retirement & Benefits collection. Thank
St. Ann Catholic Church
Fr. Reid invites all members of the Angelic
Warfare Confraternity to come & pray our daily
prayers together first Thursday of each month
after Confession at 6:30 p.m. in the Chapel. Our
prayers are beautiful & prayed together are more
powerful bringing many blessings to our
membership & community.
Bulletin Deadline is 12 noon on:
Tuesday, February 25th for
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Tuesday, March 4th for
Sunday, March 9, 2014
The next Baptismal Preparation class is TODAY,
February 23rd at 9:00 a.m. Call the parish office
to sign up for this class.
Calling all Moms of Tots! For moms with
flexible schedules, infants, toddlers, preschoolers,
we want to build a relationship with other moms of
the parish. Meet Mondays 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
All are welcome. Please also join our group online
at groups.yahoo.com/group/holyfamilyplaygroup.
Please consider sharing your contact information
with those who adore during your Adoration hour.
If you can't make it, call the others to make sure
someone is visiting Our Lord during that hour.
It is your responsibility to get a replacement when
you will not be able to do your Adoration hour.
The fourth season of the Gaudium Musicae
concert series continues on Sunday, March 30,
2014 at 4:00 p.m. with classical guitar duo, Mary
Akerman & Robert Teixeira. A reception will
follow this hour-long concert. Single concert
tickets are $30 for families, $12 for adults, $8 for
students & children 12 years old or under are free.
Season tickets are also available. Tickets can be
purchased online at www.StAnnCharlotte.org or in
the parish office. Sponsors are needed for each of
the concerts. Call the parish office at 704-5234641 x221.
Mark your calendars for St Ann Summer
Catechesis June 16 - 20th 9:00 a.m.- 12 noon.
The program is open for 4 year olds to rising 5th
graders. Teen helpers (rising 6th graders and up)
and young at heart adults are needed to make our
event a success! Contact Danielle Mathis for more
information at [email protected]
Prayer cards of our Statues are available in the
North Vestibule. A donation of $0.50 per card.
February 23, 2014
7th Sunday in
Ordinary Time
Strong beliefs win strong people
and make them stronger.
-- Walter Bagehot
Your will is a plan for the
distribution of the assets
you have accumulated as
a result of the God-given
gifts you have received
throughout your life.
Thank you for
considering a bequest gift
to our parish in your will.
Creencias firmes ganan a personas fuertes
y las hace más fuertes.
-- Walter Bagehot
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 23, 2014
Do you love Jesus? Do you want to learn how to love
Him more deeply? Do you want Him to transform your
life & the lives of your family & friends? Read His
Word every day. The daily Mass readings are the very
voice of God speaking to us. Meditate on His Word for
just 15 minutes with the help of our One Bread One
Body booklets, a guide to the daily Scriptures found in
the North Vestibule with other helpful resources.
IN NEED OF PRAYER? St. Ann’s Prayer
Group, volunteers who love to pray to God. In
Jesus name they pray for healings, conversions,
whatever the request. Email your request to
[email protected] or call Nancy
Picciola 803-389-5530.
St. Ann Scouting programs.
Cub Pack 162: 1st through 5th grade boys. Activities:
introduction to citizenship, service & family camping.
Boys progress in rank by grade: Dens-Tiger, Wolf,
Bear & webelos.
Boy Scout Troop 162: Traditional program of
character & leadership development based on the
principles of the Scout Oath & Scout Law. Outdoor
skills, camping, climbing & backpacking trips. Rank
Advancement based on learned skills, merit badges,
service & leadership, leading to the Eagle Scout award.
Contact: Rip Farris, Scout Master at 704-699-6464 or
[email protected] or Brad Black, Committee Chair
at 704-906-8731 or [email protected]
Our parishioners: Bob Brewer, Cathy Bone, Helen
Norton, Rocco Patane, Martin Liberto, Charles
Kennedy & Cheryl Stanford. Our friends & family:
Marlowe Regan (niece of MaryAnn Conrad), William
Sirignano (grandfather of Aaron Condon), Peter
Liberto (father of David Liberto), Bryan Williams,
Jennifer Arnold & Mary Regester (friends of Nancy
Tota), Michael Graves (son of Kathy & Dave Graves),
Dorothy Storer, Marsha Bergmann (sister-in-law of
Maryann & Ben Conrad), Virginia Hannigan (mother
of Jan Colin), Jeanette Mc Lain (friend of Mary Ann
Wolff), Patrick Walsh, Ethan Brown, Tom Storer, Ann
Conrad, Gina McGourty. Our servicemen &
servicewomen: Nicole Feda, Lance Corporal Joseph
Fanning USMC & PFC John Michael Fanning USMC.
Our incarcerated: Amiee Porter.
St. Ann Basketball programs 2013-2014. Our St. Ann
Charlotte Elite AAU team won the USBA National
Championship in Myrtle Beach, SC, defeating a team from
Washington DC! We have two programs to offer: The
interfaith league started in November for boys & girls ages
3rd grade & above & runs through March. The St. Ann
Charlotte Elite AAU teams 4th through 8th grades that play
year round. The AAU team has grown from 4 boys to over
50 players from all over Charlotte. If you would like to get
involved, we would love to have you! If you have an interest
in coaching a team, we need you. We also are in need of
tutors, drivers & of course any fans who love the game. If
you have any questions or want information, call Rip
Farris at 704-699-6464 or email [email protected]
Help Wanted! Workers in the Lord’s vineyard!
The pay is non-existent, but the benefits are
Heavenly! To apply, contact Heidi Clark at 704504-5946 or [email protected] and find
out how you can become a recruit in the Legion of
Mary. No experience necessary, just a willingness
to let Our Lady use you as you are. She needs your
hands and feet, you lips and heart, your time and
effort, for Legionaries are simply Mary’s means of
action in the world today. She will use what you
give her to the best advantage, for although others
may surpass your offering, they cannot replace it.
For additional information you may contact Anne
Tinsdale, at 540-497-1781 or
[email protected]
In today’s Gospel, Jesus challenges us by saying:
“You must be
perfected as your
heavenly Father is
perfect.” When we
give to the poor,
God indeed pours
his love, peace and
joy into our hearts
and into our lives.
St. Ann Catholic Church
Come visit the Poor Clare Gift Shop at 3452
Willow Oak Road in Charlotte, Monday-Saturday,
9:00 a.m. -6:00 p.m. to check out our new
merchandise! Beautiful & devotional gifts for any
Please help with the day-to-day perishable & nonperishable items needed by the Poor Clares, sign
up at this link: http://www.signupgenius.com/
Or go to www.signupgenius.com & click on "find
a sign up". Enter the email address:
[email protected] & click on the sign
up link. Your donations are greatly appreciated.
St. Gerard's Meals Ministry
Mission: To pray for women who are pregnant or
seeking to become pregnant. To provide free meals
(cooked by parish volunteers) for women who have
recently given birth. If you wish to receive prayers
concerning pregnancy or to receive meals when you
give birth or if you are available to cook meals
occasionally throughout the year, please contact
Katherine Lauer at 704-447-7322 or
[email protected]
Good St. Gerard, powerful intercessor before the
throne of God, pray for us.
Homeschooling 2014-2015: Catholic Classical
Enrichment is a weekly program at St. Ann’s for
homeschooled children in PK through 8th
grade. Engaging a child’s natural ability for memory
The World Rosary meets Mondays at 5:30 p.m. in
the Chapel. All are invited.
work, the program seeks to help parents to develop a
Catholic and classical foundation of knowledge for
their homeschooled child(ren). Additionally, Catholic
Classical Enrichment includes weekly lessons in Sacred
Music and Art. Registration for the 2014-2015
academic year begins on Tuesday, March 4th for St.
Ann’s parishioners. Any remaining spots will become
available to non-parishioners beginning Friday, March
7th. Questions or requests for registration forms may be
sent to Kathleen Lewis at [email protected]
Ceramics will meet on Saturdays. All are invited to
come and join this group!
The Second Greatest Story Ever Told: Fr. Michael
Gaitley is a priest in the Congregation of Marian
Fathers of the Immaculate Conception and the director
of the Association of Marian Helpers, a spiritual benefit
society with more than one million members. In this
talk Fr. Gaitley describes the second greatest story ever
told - a story that encompasses Divine Mercy, the life
of Blessed Pope John Paul II, and the crucial role that
Marian Consecration can play in your life. Your $3
donation per CD will help to bring in more of these
great talks on the Beauty of the Catholic
Faith. Want to get the Newest & Never before
Released CD sent to the yourself or a loved one? Go
to: http://www.lighthousecatholicmedia.org/cdclub
and enter St. Ann's Promo Code: 33769 so St. Ann's
gets the credit.
UNC Charlotte Campus Ministry invites all college
students to visit the Catholic Campus Ministry at UNCC
Attention Catholic Singles: The Catholic Alumni Club
International is looking to expand in the Charlotte Diocese.
Please check out the following site or contact Steve at
[email protected] www.caci.org.
Theology on the Vine: The Cathedral of Saint Patrick
invites all young adults aged 18-35 to join the Cathedral’s
newly formed young adult ministry. The ministry meets on
Friday evenings for a relaxed informal gathering in the
Cathedral’s Family Life Center. www.facebook.com/
Pro-Life Ministry
Come join the young adults of St. Peter for upcoming
spiritual, social, and service events. Check out our meetup
page at: http://www.meetup.com/St-Peters-Catholic-YoungAdult-Ministry-Charlotte-NC/ or contact Julie McGrath at
[email protected] for more information. All in their
20's and 30's are welcome!
To sign up for respect life email list, email
Mary B. Richardson at
[email protected]
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 23, 2014
St. Ann’s School News
As our school continues to expand,
we welcome St. Ann parishioners to
become a part of our school
community as well as our Church
community. We offer a strong, faith
-based curriculum as well as an expanded academic
curriculum. Are you planning for the future education
of your children? We offer grades PK (4-year-olds),
TK, K-5th grade & a Learning/Language Stimulation
Program. Call for additional information 704-525-4938
or stop by & take a tour.
New Catholic Schools Special Needs Program. The
Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools (MACS) is now
registering students for a new special needs program for the
2014-2015 school year. This program – Providing an
Appropriate Academic Catholic Education (PACE) -will be
housed at Our Lady of Assumption School (OLA) at 4225
Shamrock Rd. The PACE Program is currently designed for
students in 2nd-5th grades who have been identified as having
a specific learning disability in the areas of reading and
writing and who need a small, self-contained setting in order
to achieve on grade level in all academic subjects. The goal
of the program is to remediate significant weaknesses so that
students can return to the general education classroom. For
more information, contact Kathleen Miller at 704-370-3355
or Allana Rae-Ramkissoon at 704-531-0067.
Support St. Ann School! Link your Harris Teeter VIC
Card to St. Ann School #1931 at the register or by
calling 1-800-432-6111. Food Lion Shoppers can also
link by going to foodlionmvprewards.com St. Ann
#214503. St. Ann School PTO is also selling
GoPlaySave Coupon Books (formerly Citipass). Chock
full of great discounts to area restaurant & attractions
you'll save a bunch! Cost - $30 email
[email protected] to make arrangements to
get your copy. Help support our school.
The Mecklenburg Area Catholic Schools (MACS) is
accepting applications for new students for the 2014-2015
school year at all schools & for all grades. Please call the
MACS Admissions Office to request an application packet or
go to the MACS website at http://
for the application documents. For school locations &
additional information please call the MACS Admissions
Office at 704-370-3273 or visit our website at http://
Register now for MACS summer camp. June 16th- August
8th. Locations: St. Matthew, St. Pat and St. Mark. Ages 5
through graduating 5th grade. You do not have to be Catholic
or attend Catholic Schools to enroll. Join in the fun with
theme days Mondays and Fridays. Fieldtrips every Tuesday,
Wednesday and Thursday. Hours: 7:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. For
more information contact: Ellen Buening, Summer Camp
Director at 704-370-3268 or
[email protected] And the website is http://
Have you ever considered the blessing of a Catholic
Education for your children but wondered if it was
within your reach? A Catholic Education may be more
accessible than you realize: With needs-based tuition
assistance available to qualified Catholic families & nine
schools throughout the Charlotte-Mecklenburg & Lake
Norman areas, a strong Catholic Education is financially &
physically closer than you think. Offering a rigorous K-12
education rooted the Catholic world view of faith & reason,
high standardized test scores, & impressive college
acceptance rates, as well as outstanding enrichment &
athletic programs our Catholic Schools offer excellence in
education. If you have ever considered the blessing that a
Catholic Education can be, but thought it wasn’t within your
means we encourage you to take another look at the Catholic
schools. For more information about the Mecklenburg
Immaculata Catholic School seeks an experienced
educational leader to serve as principal for its PK-8th grade
school for the 2014-2015 school year. Immaculata Catholic
School (enrollment of 160) has provided 88 years of quality
Catholic education for Henderson County in the Blue Ridge
Mountains of North Carolina and is fully accredited by
AdvancED through the Southern Association of Colleges
and Schools. Full job posting and application can be found at
http://schools.charlottediocese.net/about-us/employment. To
be considered for this position, please submit an
application and resume by March 5, 2014 to: Fr. Martin
Schratz, OFM Cap., Pastor, Immaculate Conception
Parish, 208 7th Avenue West, Hendersonville, NC 28791 or
[email protected]
Area Catholic Schools Tuition Assistance Program
visit: http://schools.charltotediocese.net/images/
schools/MACS/admissions/fag.pdf. Call 704-370-3273.
St. Vincent de Paul Preschool Registration 20142015 has begun for 2, 3 & 4 year-olds. We offer classes
2, 3, 4 & 5 days a week in a faith-filled,
developmentally appropriate environment. Classes are
filling up quickly. Email Mary Helen Cushing at
[email protected] or call 704-644-4656
for more information or to schedule a tour.
Kamp Gabe 4 Kids is accepting applications for summer
day camp. Various programs are offered for children ages 3
through rising 6th graders. The camp is at St. Gabriel School
in Charlotte call sue Cornish for details at 704-840-4920
St. Ann Catholic Church
Sons, Fathers, Husbands, Brothers, Men! – Join us for the
4th Annual Catholic Men’s Conference, Transformed by
Christ, Men on a Mission. The conference will be on
Saturday, March 1, 2014, at St. Mark Catholic Church
from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mass will be celebrated by
Most Reverend Peter Jugis; and a dynamic line-up of
speakers is scheduled, including Dr. Allen Hunt, Deacon
Harold Burke-Sivers, and Supreme Knight Carl Anderson.
Bishop Curlin will lead a Holy Hour reflection as well.
Advance ticket price is $35 for adults, with discounts
available for seniors and students. Price includes breakfast
and lunch. For registration please visit our website
atwww.cltcmc.org or contact Dan Trapini at
[email protected]
2014 Catholic Camporee April 4th-6th Calling all Cub
Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venture Crews! Attend or visit the
38th Annual Catholic Camporee for the Diocese of
Charlotte. The theme for this year’s Catholic Camporee, is
St. Francis Today. Pope Francis was immediately inspired to
Charlotte Catholic Women's Group Reflections: Don't
miss the opportunity to hear National speakers Dr. Allen
Hunt and Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers on Friday evening,
February 28th at St. Mark Catholic Church. Dr. Allen Hunt's
talk "What’s Weighing You Down? Overcoming Obstacles
to Becoming the Best Version of Yourself" and Deacon
Harold's talk "Heart of Love: The Transformative Power of
Feminine Spirituality" will be both transforming and
entertaining. Light refreshments and fellowship starting at
6:30 p.m. with talks to follow. Our morning reflection will
be Monday, March 3rd at St. Vincent de Paul with Fr.
Timothy Reid. Holy Mass will be offered at 9:00 a.m. with
coffee and fellowship to follow. Fr. Reid will begin his
Reflection at 10:30 a.m. Please see our website for details
and to learn more about us
at www.CharlotteCatholicWomensGroup.org or contact
Carolyn Franks at 704-544-3153.
take the name of St. Francis of Assisi because of his work for peace
and the poor. St. Francis was the man of the poor who though born
into a family with status and wealth, devoted his life to the poor,
missionary outreach and caring for God's creation. Camporee will
conclude on Sunday with Holy Mass celebrated at 10 am by Bishop
Peter Jugis. The Bishop will recognize all Scouts who have earned
the Religious Awards. For Information visit our website
www.cdccos.info or contact the Camporee Coordinator at
[email protected] 336-689-3570 Belk Scout Camp 9408
Belt Road - Midland, North Carolina 28107.
Day of Reflection for Seniors Sponsored by Our Lady of
the Americas and Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte
Elder Ministry Day of Reflection on Wednesday, March
26th Location at Our Lady of the Americas Catholic Church,
Biscoe Our Presenter Fr. Frank O’Rourke, the Topic:
“Sharing the Journey….Stories that Inspire”.
Wednesday Morning Mass begins at 9:30 a.m. and CheckIn is 10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. The Program: 11:00 a.m. –
2:30 p.m. The Cost is free but registration required (Light
lunch will be provided). Deadline for Registration:
Thursday, March 20th. To register Contact: Trudy Hintz
910-400-5034, representative of Our Lady of the Americas,
or Sandra Breakfield 704-370-3220, program Director Elder
Ministry, Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte or by
sending your name, address, phone number and parish to:
Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte, 1123 South Church
Street, Charlotte, NC 28203. Attn: Sandra Breakfield, Elder
The Knights of Columbus is seeking a Field Agent for a
career opportunity representing their insurance program.
They offer a complete benefits package with this full-time
position. In order to qualify, one must be eligible for
membership in the Knights of Columbus. For more
information, please contact, Christopher Mahoney, General
Agent, at 919-845-5595 or via email at
[email protected]
Our Tenth Diocesan Eucharistic Congress
will be held Friday & Saturday, September 19th
and 20th. Mark your calendars!
FORGIVING AN ENEMY: Who has not forgiven an
enemy has not yet tasted one of the most sublime
enjoyments of life. -- Johann Kaspar Lavater
The Separated & Divorced Catholic Ministry (nacsdc.org)
is expanding support groups for Catholics in the Charlotte
area. To learn more about this Church-sanctioned peer
support ministry, please email [email protected] or
telephone 336-632-8999.
perdonado a un enemigo aún no ha disfrutado de las
más sublimes alegrías de la vida.
-- Johann Kaspar Lavater
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 23, 2014
The 18th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will
be held in Uptown Charlotte on Saturday, March
15th. The parade steps off at 11:00 a.m. at Tryon &
9th St & marches down Tryon St. to 3rd St. The
Charlotte Goes Green Festival, 10:00 a.m.-6:00
p.m. on the 15th, located on Tryon St. between 3rd
& 1st St. The festival is free & features live Irish
music, Irish dancers, Irish & other vendors, plenty
of children’s amusements & lots of food &
beverages. We will have a drawing for a trip for 2
to Ireland! Join us where everyone is Irish for the
day! Come out & show your Irish!
The Columbiettes Auxiliary at St. Thomas Aquinas
Church has an open meeting on March 10, 2014 at 7:00
p.m. in Aquinas Hall. Any Catholic woman aged 17 or
older is cordially invited to come and find out more about
who the Columbiettes are, what they do and how to get
involved in the many outreach and social events the
Columbiettes are involved in. To find out more, please
contact Gen Rollins, President, at [email protected] St.
Thomas Aquinas is located at 1400 Suther Road, Charlotte,
NC 28213, one block away from the main entrance to
Do you feel called to give a few minutes in prayer for our
priests? If so, become part of Mary’s Sons, a diocesan
apostolate dedicated to praying for our priests, at 8:00 p.m.
after Adoration at St Patrick's Cathedral and give your
prayerful support for these selfless men.
As a volunteer at any parish, you will need to take the
“Protecting God’s Children” Training Session.
Pre-registration is required for all workshops. You may
register online at www.virtusonline.org, click “registration”
on the left side of the page & follow prompts. Also on the
Diocese of Charlotte website under “Safe Environment”.
There are many any other classes in different cities in the
area. Please call the Diocese of Charlotte for details 704370-6299.
Alive in the Spirit Charismatic Prayer Group invites you
to join the first Monday of every month (next meeting is
Monday, March 3, 2014) at St. Matthew Chapel at 7:30
p.m. Email Barbara Gardner, [email protected]
Record Giving in 2013
For the first time, U.S. charitable giving exceeded
$400 billion last year, rising 13 percent over 2012
to reach a record $416.5 billion.
According to the Atlas of Giving, this record
philanthropy was fueled largely by significant
increases in stock prices, and the biggest gains in
gift revenue were enjoyed by human
services organizations, environmental charities,
donor advised funds and educational institutions.
Contributions to religious causes, as a share of all
giving, remained by far the largest category,
accounting for 35 percent of Americans' donations.
The initial outlook for giving in 2014 is positive.
The current forecast indicates giving will rise four
percent this year. It was the third straight yearly
increase found by the Atlas of Giving, which uses
an algorithm that incorporates economic,
demographic, and event factors to estimate annual
A televised Sunday Mass is now airing on ABC Family
from 6:30-7:00 a.m. Sunday mornings. THE SUNDAY
MASS is produced by the Passionist Fathers & Brothers & is
available nationally on local affiliates. Call 800-THE-MASS
or www.TheSundayMass.org.
The Airport Chaplaincy at Charlotte Douglas Airport
offers two Masses on Sunday 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Held in
the auditorium on the upper level of the main terminal above
the Carolina Pit BBQ. It is open 5:30 a.m.—10:30 a.m.
Shining Stars Adult Day Respite is a not-for-profit
organization helping families dealing with memory loss.
They provide relief for the caregiver & activities &
friendship for the care receivers. Meeting times are
Mondays & Wednesdays at 10:00am at St. Gabriel
Catholic Church. Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:00am at
Sardis Presbyterian Church. They provide support groups
for caregivers dealing with a memory loss family member.
They are free & open to the public. Meeting times are: The
last Monday of each month at 10:00am at St. Gabriel
Catholic Church, Room E in the Ministry Center.
The 3rd Tuesday of each month at 1:30pm at Sardis
Presbyterian Church. Bereavement Group now meets the last
Wednesday of each month at 1:30pm at St. Gabriel Catholic
Church Room, E in the Ministry Center. Shining Stars Adult
Day Respite is in need of volunteers. They meet from
10:00am –3:00pm at St. Gabriel on Mondays &
Wednesdays. Also Tuesdays & Thursdays at Sardis
Presbyterian Church. Call Suzanne Bach at 704-376-4135.
Opportunities for Spiritual Enrichment: By calling
Presentation Ministries at 704-594-4811 you can listen to a
reflection on the Scriptures of Mass for each day. This daily
inspirational reflection is offered free of charge. Yet another
way to find blessings for each day is to check out
www.presentationministries.com read the Scriptures for each
day along with helps for living the Christian life.
St. Ann Catholic Church
Job Opportunity: Associate Director of Development:
The Diocesan Office of Development has an opening
for a full-time associate director of development. The
candidate must have a Bachelor degree in marketing,
communications, or a related field, a minimum of 5
years’ experience in fundraising/stewardship and
marketing, and experience with Microsoft Office
program. A knowledge of Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge
database is preferred. Responsibilities include
coordinating all aspects of the Diocesan Support
Appeal, the diocesan stewardship efforts, the priests’
retirement and benefits collection, the development
office communications efforts including the
development web pages, the diocesan combined
collection program, grant writing, and overseeing the
diocesan database. Please submit resume by March 7,
2014 to Jim Kelley, Office of Development,
[email protected] or mail to 1123 South
Church Street, Charlotte, NC 28203-4003.
FREE Natural Family Planning (NFP) Full Course
Topics to be covered include: * Effectiveness of
modern NFP methods
* Health risks of popular contraceptives
* Benefits of NFP - health, relational, and spiritual
* Church teaching on responsible parenting
* And...how to use NFP
For more information, go to ccdoc.org/nfp or to RSVP,
contact: Batrice Adcock, MSN, at Catholic Charities
704-370-3230 or [email protected]
Natural Family Planning Sympto-Thermal Method
A Natural Family Planning will be taught March 22nd.
All classes are Saturdays from 6:30 -9:30 p.m. at the
Hack home. Certified Sympto-Thermal Method
teaching couple will help couples naturally plan for
family growth in a safe, effective manner, within the
Church’s teaching. Sign up on-line and purchase class
materials at www.ccli.org. Scholarships are available.
Contact Joe and Kathy Hack for more information at
704-548-1834 or [email protected]
Third Order of St. Dominic Our Lady of Perpetual
Help Dominican Laity Group meets once a month for
prayer, study & community at St. Thomas Aquinas
Catholic Church. We are men & women, single &
married, 18 & older. Visit:
www.charlottelaydominicans.org Contact: Mrs. Mary
Snow, O.P., 704 847-4405. Dr. Jeanne Hicks, O.P., 704
-845-8279. Mr. Tom Mathis, O.P., 704 541-0858.
Today’s gospel tells us, “Whoever obeys and
teaches these commandments will be called
greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” God calls
us to be holy in all aspects of our lives. It is
important to work to make our marriage holy. Next
Marriage Encounter Weekends: May 16-18, 2014 in
Raleigh, NC. Early sign up is highly recommended.
For more information visit our website at: http://
NCMarriageDiscovery.org or contact us at 704-3152144 or [email protected]
registration is highly recommended. Visit our website
at: http://NCMarriageDiscovery.org or contact William
& Elizabeth Nickles at 704-315-2144 or
[email protected]
Rediscover Your Marriage: Retrouvaille simply
means 'rediscovery'. The program offers the chance to
rediscover yourself, your spouse, and a loving
relationship in your marriage. Thousands of couples
headed for divorce have successfully improved their
marriages by attending. Retrouvaille is a not spiritual
retreat, sensitivity group, seminar or social gathering. It
is a program where couples learn to talk to each other
again. For confidential information call 800-470-2230
or 434-793-0242, e-mail us at
[email protected], or visit the web site at
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 23, 2014
Pilgrimage to Poland & the Czech Republic on
May 12-22, 2014 with Fr. Timothy Reid. See the
brochure on our website or contact the parish
office: 704-523-4641 x221.
There have been reports of car break-ins along Park
Road. Lock your cars & put any items in your trunk.
To book a room in the Allen Center,
call Savas Mallos at 704-523-4641 x233.
Father Patrick Winslow and Father Matthew Kauth
invite you to join them on a pilgrimage to Italy on
June 1-10, 2014. Come explore Central Italy where
they will tour Rome, Assisi, Siena and Florence, with
highlights that include a papal audience , the tomb of
St. Francis, the house of St. Catherine, the original
“David”, Santa Croce and much more. For information
and to pick up a brochure , please contact Valerie
Gebhardt at 704-549-1607x209 or
[email protected]
I encourage you to be mindful of our Lord’s presence
whenever you are in the church. Making sure to
genuflect whenever you pass before the tabernacle,
maintaining a prayerful silence in the church,
dressing modestly & silencing cell phones are
practices that we would all do well to follow—not
simply out of respect for our Lord, but for the benefit of
our fellow parishioners as well.
To All Parents with Infants & Small Children
One of the most beautiful blessings of our Parish is
that we have so many babies & small kids! While all
children are most welcome in the church, please keep
in mind that the acoustics in our church are excellent,
which means that their voices carry. If your children
cry or scream during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass,
please be sensitive to those around you by taking your
child to one of our cry rooms. The cry rooms are
reserved for families with small children. Everyone
else is requested to sit in the church.
To those in the Cry Rooms for Mass
Please remember that these rooms are an extension of
the church itself. Therefore, please be as reverent as
possible during Mass. These rooms exist to help you
train your children how to attend Mass properly; thus,
they should not be used as play rooms. While
everyone who uses the cry rooms expects them to be a
bit noisier than the church, disruptive games or toys
are better left at home. Moreover, conversations in the
cry rooms should be kept to a minimum during Mass.
Thank you for your consideration.
DONATE Your Car to Catholic Charities Diocese of
Charlotte: Want to support charitable outreach offered
by the Church? Donate your used car, boat or other
vehicle to support outreach. Call: 1-855-930-4483.
Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte is committed
to the growth of individuals & strengthening families.
We accept most health insurance & offer a sliding scale
fee. To find peace of mind, hope & support please visit
our website, www.ccdoc.org or call 704-370-3232.
The Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte is now
accepting a limited number of immigration cases for
people applying for Deferred Action for Childhood
Arrivals (DACA). Please contact immigration attorney
Sarah Long at 704-370-3287 or
[email protected]
La Charities Diócesis Católica de Charlotte está
aceptando un número limitado de casos de inmigración
para las personas que solicitan la Acción Diferida para
los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA). Por favor,
póngase en contacto con el abogado de inmigración
Sarah Long a 704-370-3287 o
[email protected]
As you come into the church,
please keep in mind that we
have several parishioners &
visitors with walkers & canes
that would like to sit in the back
by the baptismal font so the
walk from their cars is not too
far! Make sure to lock your cars
& trucks. Either keep your
personal items with you in
church or lock them in your
trunk. This is for your safety.
There is hope & healing following abortion. Rachel's
Vineyard is a week-end retreat, for women & men, who
want to begin their healing journey. Please contact
Shelley, 828-670-8192 or Maggi,
[email protected] You may also wish to
visit www.rachelsvineyard.org. Sponsored by Catholic
Charities Diocese of Charlotte, Respect Life Program.
St. Ann Catholic Church
Jesus' words in today's Gospel continue to contrast the
Jewish law and practice with the practice of the
followers of Jesus. Today's Gospel continues with
slight variations the formulation: "You have heard . . ."
and "What I say to you is . . ." The old laws of
retaliation were once created to soften the severe and
vengeful retaliations common among the peoples that
surrounded the struggling people of God. The would-be
followers of Jesus again feel surrounded by people bent
on retaliation. So Matthew presents Jesus, who asks his
followers not only not to retaliate at all but to "turn the
other cheek."
He asks that his listeners give the one who asks more
than he or she seeks. Jesus asks us to love and pray for
those of our home country and the alien, the ones who
love us and the ones who hate us. Copyright (c) J. S. Paluch Co.
FORGIVENESS: People who cannot forgive others
break the bridge over which they must pass if they are
to reach heaven; for everyone has a need to be
forgiven. -- George Herbert
PERDÓN: Aquel que no puede perdonar a los demás
rompe el puente que deberá cruzar para alcanzar el
cielo; porque todos tienen la necesidad de ser
perdonados. -- George Herbert
Win a 2014 JEEP Wrangler! Purchase
tickets online at cchsgala.com. Only
$10 each or 6 for $50! Purchase by
February 28th. Thank you for
supporting Charlotte Catholic High
School! Drawing March 1st.
Las palabras de Jesús continúan contrastando la
practica y Ley judía con los seguidores de las
enseñanzas de Jesús. El Evangelio de hoy continúa con
una ligera variación de la frase "Ustedes han oído que
se dijo. . ." y "yo les digo que. . ." Las antiguas leyes de
venganza se escribieron para mitigar las represalias
severas y vengativas tan comunes entre los pueblos que
rodeaban al pueblo guerrero de Dios. Aquellas personas
que querían ser seguidores de Jesús también estaban
rodeadas por personas empeñadas en vengarse. Por lo
que Mateo presenta a Jesús pidiendo a sus seguidores
que si alguien los golpea en una mejilla que pongan la
Él les pide a las personas que lo escuchan que den más
de lo que alguien les pida. Jesús nos pide amar y orar
por nuestros conciudadanos y los extranjeros, a los que
amamos y a quienes nos odian. Copyright (c) J. S. Paluch Co.
The Catholic Shoppe at Belmont Abbey College
is well stocked with everything you need for
Advent & Christmas & we will help you find
something for everyone on your list! Come early
to special order! Mention you read about us in
your parish bulletin & save 20% off a single item
of your choice! Call 704 461-5100 for more
Art Lessons: Your child or teen’s inner Picasso will
come out as they learn the fundamental skills of visual
art through the use of various mediums. Lessons are
held in the home in an individual or group setting.
Contact Juliette Lee at 704-604-7916 or
[email protected] for more information.
An ad page is being offered by J. S. Paluch
called “Celebrant Life’s Big Moments”. For a fee
of $25.00 you can take out an ad in our bulletin to
congratulate milestones: First Communion,
Confirmation, graduation, marriage, even
birthdays. We believe you are truly our parish
family & we want to celebrate with you. Contact
Greg Duncan at [email protected]
The new opportunities to volunteer at the Men's
Shelter please contact Julia Putnam at
[email protected]
Changes in the all the schedules. Many hands
lighten the load.
Séptimo Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario
23 de febrero de 2014
Be holy, for I, the LORD, your God, am holy.
-- Leviticus 19:2b
Sean santos, porque yo, el Señor, soy santo.
-- Levítico 19:2b
Olive oil looms large in the vocabulary of baptism.
There are other oils in the pantry closet, from grapeseed
to safflower to canola, but only olives yield the proper
meanings. Olives don't just happen; they are cultivated,
nurtured, pruned, and fussed over; they are a sign of
human and divine cooperation. Olives can thrive in
poor soil, but they cannot survive without human
ingenuity, planting shoots and pruning branches. They
can't be popped from a tree and munched like apples:
they are inedible without long curing; neither do they
yield their oil to hand pressure alone, but only to huge
stone mills. Abundant patience is needed as sediment
sinks to the bottom of storage barrels and pure oil rises
to the surface.
Olive oil is a byproduct of peace: war keeps harvesters,
planters, and pruners within city walls and turns millers
into soldiers. To obtain oil from olives you need vast
measures of hope, patience, faith, and ingenuity. Olive
oil is a sign of God's bounty and the way we human
beings collaborate with God to bring about impossibly
wonderful results. It is creation at its finest. Some
people give chocolate eggs for Easter; perhaps olive oil
is a more appropriate gift! --Rev. James Field, Copyright (c) J. S.
Readings for the Week of February 23, 2014
Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
First Reading -- Take no revenge and
cherish no grudge; love your neighbor as
yourself. (Leviticus 19:1-2, 17-18).
Psalm -- The Lord is kind and merciful
(Psalm 103).
Second Reading -- You are the temple of
God, and holy (1 Corinthians 3:16-23).
Gospel -- Offer no resistance; love your
enemies (Matthew 5:38-48).
Jas 3:13-18; Ps 19:8-10, 15; Mk 9:14-29
Jas 4:1-10; Ps 55:7-11a, 23; Mk 9:30-37
Wednesday Jas 4:13-17; Ps 49:2-3, 6-11; Mk 9:38-40
Thursday Jas 5:1-6; Ps 49:14-20; Mk 9:41-50
Jas 5:9-12; Ps 103:1-4, 8-9, 11-12;
Mk 10:1-12
Blessed Virgin Mary; First Saturday
Jas 5:13-20; Ps 141:1-3, 8; Mk 10:13-16
Paluch Co.
Aún lo recuerdo, estaba viajando en el metro de la
ciudad de Roma cuando subieron dos mujeres con
niños. Vestían como si fueran a una fiesta de disfraces.
Noté que todas las personas las evitaban. Eran gitanas,
esas a las que mi mamá y mis tías me iban a dar si no
me portaba bien. Los gitanos no tienen una buena
reputación entre las naciones. Tienen la misma
reputación de los pastores de Palestina que vivieron en
tiempos de Jesús. Se piensa que son ladrones e
inmorales, gente a la que hay que tenerle miedo.
Sin embargo, decimos que Jesús es nuestro Buen
Pastor. En Jesús, todas las personas que jamás
creeríamos capaces de alcanzar la santidad, lo logran.
Tal es el caso del Pelé o Zeferino Jiménez, un gitano
que en 1936 fue fusilado por militares españoles. El
motivo de su muerte fue la enseñanza y difusión de la
fe en Cristo. Su muerte fue la cumbre de una vida de fe
como franciscano seglar. El ejemplo de vida que este
gitano nos dio, logró hacer que los españoles lo
respetaran y olvidaran sus prejuicios en contra de su
gente. Además de eso, evangelizó a sus hermanos
gitanos. --Fray Gilberto Cavazos-Glz, OFM, (c) J. S. Paluch Co.
Lecturas de la semana 23 de febrero de 2014
Domingo Séptimo Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario
Primera lectura -- No te vengues ni guardes
rencor, ama a tu prójimo como a ti mismo
(Levítico 19:1-2, 17-18).
Salmo -- El Señor es compasivo y
misericordioso (Salmo 103 [102]).
Segunda lectura -- Tú eres templo de Dios
y eres santo (1 Corintios 3:16-23).
Evangelio -- No ofrezcas resistencia; ama a
tus enemigos (Mateo 5:38-48).
Stgo 3:13-18; Sal 19 (18):8-10, 15;
Mc 9:14-29
Stgo 4:1-10; Sal 55 (54):7-11a, 23;
Mc 9:30-37
Miércoles Stgo 4:13-17; Sal 49 (48):2-3, 6-11;
Mc 9:38-40
Stgo 5:1-6; Sal 49 (48):14-20; Mc 9:41-50
Stgo 5:9-12; Sal 103 (102):1-4, 8-9,
11-12; Mc 10:1-12
Santa María Virgen; Primer sábado
Stgo 5:13-20; Sal 141 (140):1-3, 8;
Mc 10:13-16