April 5, 2015 - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

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April 4 & 5, 2015
Father Paul Demuth, Pastor , x108 - [email protected]
Deacon Steve Meyer - [email protected]
Deacon Mark Mullins - [email protected]
Gloria Nolan, Pastor al Minister , x109 - [email protected]
Judy Brown, Faith For mation Dir ., x110 - [email protected]
Kate Ruth, Youth Minister , x111 - [email protected]
John Popke, Litur gical Music Dir ., x104 - [email protected]
Mary Marquardt, Bus. Admin., x112 - [email protected]
Dianne Wilson, Pastor al Council Chair , 494-4305
Karin Sands, Bookkeeper , x102 - [email protected]
John Gillis, Facility Coor dinator , x113 - [email protected]
Shelly Vann, Communications Coor d., x106 - [email protected]
Kathy Vandersteen, Receptionist, x101 - [email protected]
Phone: 920-499-1546 - Email: [email protected]
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM: Celebr ated within our
weekend worship services. Contact the parish office two (2)
months before anticipated date of baptism.
3:00 to 4:00 p.m. or by appointment.
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE: Contact the par ish office
at least six (6) months prior to the date of marriage.
MINISTRY OF THE SICK: Contact the par ish office
when members of your family are seriously ill, shut in, or
parish staff is present at weekend Masses. They are available
for you. Please see that person after Mass or call the office.
2771 Oakwood Drive
Green Bay, WI 54304
Phone: (920) 499-1546
Fax: (920) 499-2207
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.seasgb.org
Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12 noon
Mass Intentions and Calendar Events
Saturday, April 4
Thursday, April 9
Gn 1:1-2:2/Gn 22:1-18/Ex 14:15-15:1/Is 54:5-14/Is 55:1-11/Bar
3:9-15, 32-4:4/Ez 36:16-28/Rom 6:3-11/Mk 16:1-7
Mother Teresa Collection
Sunday, April 5
Acts 10:34-43/Col 3:1-4/Jn 20:1-9
8:00 a.m. Rosary
8:30 a.m. Mass  Basil & Pearl Barrette &
Family Members
10:30 a.m. Mass  Ted Niedzwiecki
Mother Teresa Collection
Acts 3:11-26/Lk 24:35-48
7:00 a.m. Mass  Souls in Purgatory
2:00 p.m. Knitting Group
5:00 p.m. Wedding Rehearsal
5:30 p.m. Committee Chairs Mtg.
6:30 p.m. Committee Mtgs.
7:00 p.m. Knights of Columbus Mtg.
Friday, April 10
Acts 4:1-12/Jn 21:1-14
9:00 a.m. Mass  Judy Payant
9:30 a.m. Second Friday for Seniors
2:30 p.m. Joseph Weiss & Hannah Heide
Saturday, April 11
Acts 4:13-21/Mk 16:9-15
Monday, April 6
Acts 2:14-33/Mt 28:8-15
2:00 p.m. Seniors United in Christ
5:30 p.m. FC Renewal Group
5:30 p.m. Marketing Committee
6:00 p.m. Faith Formation Grades 1-5
6:30 p.m. Baptism Prep. Class
7:00 p.m. Adoration
Tuesday, April 7
Acts 2:36-41/Jn 20:11-18
7:00 a.m. Mass  Ed & Inez Pilz
7:00 p.m. Choir Practice
Wednesday, April 8
Acts 3:1-10/Lk 24:13-35
7:30 a.m. Councils Exec. Mtg.
9:00 a.m. Mass  Catherine & Norman Hoffman
6:00 p.m. Faith Formation Grades 6-10
7:30 p.m. Confirmation Class
8:00 a.m. Living Christ Retreat Alumni
3:00 p.m. Holy Hour
3:00 p.m. Individual Reconciliation
4:15 p.m. Mass  Our Parish Community
Sunday, April 12
Acts 4:32-35/1 Jn 5:1-6/Jn 20:19-31
8:00 a.m. Rosary
8:30 a.m. Mass  Emerdine Wesoloski
10:30 a.m. Mass  Ed Maslanka
10:30 a.m. Children’s Liturgy of the Word
7:00 p.m. Life in the Spirit Seminar
Upcoming Meetings
FC Renewal Group:
Marketing Committee:
Councils Exec Mtg:
Committee Chairs Mtg:
Committee Mtgs:
Knights of Columbus:
4/6 at 5:30 p.m.
4/6 at 5:30 p.m.
4/8 at 7:30 a.m.
4/9 at 5:30 p.m.
4/9 at 6:30 p.m.
4/9 at 7:00 p.m.
Dear Parishioners,
Alleluia! Christ is risen!!!
Our Christian imagination probably pictures the place where Jesus died and rose from the dead as a beautiful hill
outside Jerusalem. But today, instead of that, you will see a very large and old church covering the area. Narrow
streets lead to the church. That’s because in the early 300’s the Emperor Constantine’s mother, St. Helena, went on
pilgrimage to the Holy Land and there found the hill and discovered the true cross buried in a cave near the hill.
Helena’s son wanted to honor his mother’s discovery so he constructed a church on the site and there has been a
structure over the site ever since.
In one of my pilgrimages to the Holy Land, I was escorted to the place in the church that commemorates the place
where Jesus was buried. There are many very large Easter Candles – like ours – near the tomb. But what fascinated
me more was a room nearby where there were several indentations in the wall (cave-like holes) that our guide said
were tombs similar to the one in which Jesus was buried. I was a lot younger then, so I attempted to crawl into one
of those tombs. Not a good idea. Stone is hard and the tomb was dark and EMPTY!
That experience, however, touched me more than the actual
place of Jesus’ burial that is now surrounded by candles,
religious symbols, and lines of pilgrims…. The dark, empty
tombs nearby stirred in me feelings similar to what I believe the
women felt who first came there on Sunday morning. The tomb
was empty. “He is risen; he is not here!” It took faith and trust
for those disciples to believe the truth found in the absence and
to rush to the other disciples and tell them of their experience.
Same for us! There is no proof; we must rely on the passing on
of that story by believers for over 2000 years.
Thank God for the faithful people generation after generation who have experienced Christ’s risen presence in the
emptiness and dark! Thank God for the experience of Christ when we gather for Mass.
• Christ is truly alive in this community of faith as we gather to celebrate the Easter mysteries.
• Christ is truly present among us when we hear the Word of God proclaimed.
• Christ is present in the priest as he retells – and makes present – the risen Lord among us…and,
• Christ is present in the bread and wine that becomes the risen Lord which we receive.
Can we prove any of this? If we could, it would not be “faith.” But faith is real, the experience of the risen Lord is
ours – even in the sometimes emptiness and darkness of our lives.
This Easter I ask you to reflect on those moments, wonderful and awful, where you have experienced the risen Lord.
With the women who first witnessed the empty tomb, do you then dare go to other disciples - your family and
friends - and tell them of this real presence of Christ?
Alleluia! He is risen!
Fr. Paul Demuth
Monday, April 6
7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
SEAS Trinity Chapel
Christ triumphs!
He reigns! He rules! Alleluia!
“May our Adoration never cease.”
~Saint Pope John Paul II
CRS Rice Bowl Project
For those who participated in
this project, there are
collection boxes in the
hospitality area.
Or you can drop off your Rice Bowl
at the parish office.
Web Site Demos
April 11, 5:15 p.m.
April 12, 11:30 a.m.
If you haven’t had a chance to explore
our new web site, you’re invited to stay
after Mass next weekend. Members of
the Marketing Committee will be doing a
10-minute demonstration.
Easter flower donations have been given in memory of the following.
For those who have no one to remember them.
Andy Beel
Adolph & Anna Burich
Madge Burich
Clayton/Marto Families
Leonard & Joanne Cramer
Katie Danen
Ben DeGroot
Fred & Marie Delvaux
George & Mayme Delvaux
Russell Delvaux
Harold & Beverly Derbique
Mary Gillis
Fr. Dan Gilsdorf
Ted & Alice Gryboski
Pat Haupt
Bob Hein
Nona & Ollie Jacques
Clarence R. Jolly
Irene & Clarence Jolly
Carl Lindbom
Warren Lindeman
Easter flower donations have been given
in honor of: George & Elizabeth Tusken
Joseph and Mary Loch
Adele and Diane Maas
Marusich Families
Marto/Clayton Families
Kenneth & Mary Ostertag
Sharon Pagel
Kenneth Paque
Mike & Hilda Peot
Paul & Gladys Perkins
Perpich Families
Joseph & Rita Peters
Greg & Rose Richards
Fr. Frank Schrage
Joseph Schurman Jr.
Joseph Schurman Sr.
Donald Shorey
Fr. Casey Stingle
George & Dorothy Stoik
Henry & Mabel Strebel
Katie Beth Thiry
Robert Henry Walch
Chuck Wasielewski
Regina & Joe Wasielewski
Norman Wesoloski
Kenneth Yatchak
2nd Fridays for Seniors
April 10
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
April 17
3:00 to 5:00 p.m.
“Walking with the Saints of North America”
April 11 & 12
Do you think it’s important to help pass on our
Catholic faith to the next generation?
Do you want to support parents in raising their
children in our Catholic faith?
If you answered yes to either (or both) of the above
questions, you may be interested in finding out more
about the role of a catechist.
Please join us after all Masses next weekend!
You will have an opportunity to speak to current catechists
to help you discern your role in this vital parish ministry.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Presented by Fr. Paul Demuth
Pastor, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
• Mass at 9 a.m. followed by breakfast and presentation.
• Registration is necessary (for food purposes).
• Call 499-1546 for more information or to register.
• Event is for everyone, not just seniors.
RSVP by April 9 by calling (920) 499-1546
Erin Blaney
Mike and Barbara Eakin
John and Sarah Polkowski
It’s always nice to put a face with a name. New parishioners
can email a photo to [email protected] or have one of the
staff take a photo after Mass.
Ilamae Jolly
Ilamae has been a member of SEAS for 36 years-since
1978. She remains involved in many of our ministries.
She volunteers with funeral dinners, helps the office by
working on mailings, is a member of the Women’s Guild,
and is a member of our newly re-established knitting and
crochet club. Ilamae makes beautiful prayer shawls, hats,
and scarves for the needy, and likes being able to help
those who are less fortunate. By being involved in these
ministries, she also meets new people as well as gets to
know others in our parish community better. Please thank
her for sharing her talents at SEAS.
After talking to Ilamae, perhaps you’ll be inspired to start
or continue leading a stewardship way of life.
The Story and Promise of Vatican II
Six Tuesdays Starting April 14
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Facilitated by Linda Barrette
Catechism of the Catholic Church:
Jesus Christ
Eight Thursdays Starting April 16
1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Facilitated by Mary Marquardt
Be Not Afraid: How to Follow Christ
Six Fridays Starting April 17
9:30 to 11:00 a.m.
Facilitated by Dennis Willems
Sign-up sheets are in the hospitality area of church.
We often inform parishioners of opportunities to sponsor particular gifts to the parish for one-time needs.
There is, however, a need for sponsorship of ongoing expenses related to our parish.
We would like to offer you the opportunity to help sponsor the cost of one or more of these items.
Below is a breakdown of the cost per month of the items for which we are seeking contributions.
Hosts: $100 per month
Wine: $85 per month
Candles: $50 per month
Newsletter: $115.00 per month
Missalettes/Music Books: $300.00 per month
Hospitality: $265.00 per month
If you are interested in helping sponsor these items, please indicate the amount of your donation.
A donation in any amount will be received with gratitude!
$________Missalettes/Music Books
Name: ________________________________ Phone:________________ Email: __________________________
Method of Donation:
Faith Direct (one-time donation)
Please send to or drop off at the parish office or put in the collection basket.
This donation is in addition to
your weekly/monthly offering.
Thank you!
Vibrant west-side Green Bay parish seeks a qualified candidate to
coordinate grades K4-8 including Sacrament preparation for Reconciliation
and Eucharist and retreat opportunities. May include grades 9 & 10. Position is either full or part time. Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s
degree in religious studies or related field and/or have completed or are
working toward diocesan faith formation certification. Successful candidate
must be a practicing Catholic, have good organizational skills, be able to
work in a team setting, and have proven ability to connect with youth and
parents. Interested applicants may submit a resume on or before
April 15 via mail or e-mail to:
Fr. Paul Demuth
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish
2771 Oakwood Drive
Green Bay, WI 54304
[email protected]
Publication Deadlines
Due Date
Bulletin: 4/19
May Newsletter
Email items to [email protected]
or call (920) 499-1546 x 106.
Thank you.
If you haven’t already done so,
please consider making a gift to the
Bishop’s Appeal. You may contact
our parish office, use the pledge
card you received at home, or visit
the website to make a gift.
The Compass
Discount for Parishioners
The Compass is the official newspaper for the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay. We encourage you to subscribe to keep
current on what’s happening in the diocese. If you would like to subscribe to the Compass, we are offering a
discount to all parishioners. The parish subsidized rate of $14.50 saves you nearly half of the cost (normally
$28.00 per year)! The subscription will run from July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016. If you would like to begin or
continue receiving the Compass at the parish subsidized rate, please send a check or cash in the amount of $14.50 to
the parish office or return in the collection basket in a plain, white envelope labeled Compass by May 11, 2015.
April 12
St. Agnes Church
1484 Ninth Street, Green Bay
Sacrament of Reconciliation*
1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
Chaplet of Divine Mercy
3:00 p.m.
3:30 pm.
Chicken Dinner
Everyone is invited - parishioners and non-parishioners!
This Knights of Columbus sponsored event is a
social gathering for fellowship while dining and
being entertained by soft, piano music.
Saturday, April 18 at 5:30 p.m.
(following the 4:15 Mass)
Social Hall
$10.00 per person
$5.00 ages 7-12, under 7 are free
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Before and After Mass
A buffet style dinner including baked chicken, baked potato,
7-layer salad, coleslaw, baked beans, roll, assorted homemade desserts, coffee and milk. Beer, wine and soda will be
available for purchase separately.
*Go to the Sacrament of Confession before the
Feast; it is not necessary to go at the Feast.
Tickets will be on sale after all Masses
next weekend and in the parish office.
For more information, call Val at (920) 866-9988.
First-come, first-served tickets at the door
are $12.00 and $6.00.
Loved Into Existence: A Creedal Affirmation
April 14, 7:30 a.m.
St. Norbert College: A Pilgrim Forum Lecture
Free and open to the public, but requires a reservation.
Howard Ebert, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of
Theology & Religious
(920) 403-3155
Spring Fling and
Dinner Auction
Saturday April 25
Live Music
Great Food
Silent & Live Auctions
Tickets $25 ($30 at the door)
To purchase, email [email protected],
stop by the school office, or mail a check payable to
HFS for the number of tickets you wish to purchase and
your name will be placed on the guest registry.
Risen Lord,
I greet you with joy this Easter season,
and I thank you for the gift of new life.
Bless my family and friends and anyone
who is lost or lonely or feeling far away from you.
Grant that I might celebrate springtime in
my heart each day as I rejoice in the
Good News of your Resurrection.
Alleluia! Amen.
The Paschal Mystery is a core doctrine of the
Church, but what do those words mean?
They mean Christ’s saving work;
the life, passion, death, resurrection
and ascension of Christ.
Easter Blessings to you from all of us at
Holy Family School
Pamela Otto, Principal
(920) 494-1931