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The Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 3, 2013
St. Thomas More welcomes the new Archbishop of Portland
Bishop Alexander Sample
Parish News
Parish News (cont.)
School News
This Just in from Rome…
Lenten Bible Study
Spelling Bee
On January, 29th, The Holy Father
appointed Bishop Alexander King
Sample as Archbishop of the
Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon.
Bishop Sample, previously Bishop of
Marquette, Michigan, was born in
Kalispell, Montana in 1960, was
ordained to the priesthood in 1990,
and received Episcopal ordination in
2006. In the National Bishops’
Conference he currently serves on the
Subcommittees on Native American
Catholics and on the Catechism. He
succeeds Archbishop John George
Vlazny.
Lent begins on Ash
Wednesday, February
13th, which is only a week
away. St. Thomas More is
offering a small-group faith-sharing
opportunity. We begin a Lenten
Bible Study the week of February
10th for six weeks. There are 6 small
groups for you to choose from. Signups for the groups are in the church
vestibule after Mass this weekend,
February 2-3. Please consider joining
us this year. Contact:
Rosemary DeKlotz 503-292-1313 or
Kim Zea 503-222-2205 x-14 for more
details.
Two representatives from
grades 1-8 were chosen to
compete against each other in
the school-wide spelling bee
on Thursday, January 31st at
8:30 am in the gym. The winner will
represent STM in the Regional Spelling
Bee on March 2nd at the Hollywood
Theatre in NE Portland.
Participants were as follows:
1st-Thatcher Davis, William Sgroi, Nicholas Rask
2nd-Ben Cupani, Catie Dice, Grace Wittman
3rd-Nolan Brach, Joshua Litchfield
4th-Damon Grim, Grace Foley
5th-Isabella Persichetti, Allison Vermilya
6th-Adikus Schmahl-Waggoner, Natalia Garcia
7th-Sam Bell, Isabel Garcia
8th-Lydia McVeigh, Mia Baricevic
Journey Deep Into the Faith
Last Chance to RSVP
The deadline is Sunday,
Feb. 3rd to RSVP for the
STM Altar Society
Installation Luncheon at
the Town Club on Wednesday, Feb.
6th at 11:45. The new head of the
Altar Society, Julia Kegg from
Broadmoor Guild, will be installed.
All ladies of our Church are
invited to attend. The cost is $25 and
covers a beverage (wine or juice),
lunch, coffee/tea and dessert. To
make a reservation, please bring
checks or cash to Virginia Calcagno
at the parish office.
Service Project for STM Children
Attention all children of the
Parish! You are invited to
join in our outreach service
project on Tue. Feb. 5th and
Tue. Feb. 12th from 3:154:15 pm in the parish loft. We are
sewing pillow cases for the
Candlelighters. We will be making
rosaries from Tue. Feb. 19th through
Tue. Mar. 19th. If you are interested
in helping, please call Amy Dice.
Fr. Robert Barron created
this ground breaking
program as a thematic
presentation of what
Catholics believe and why,
so all adults can come to a
deeper understanding of the
Catholic Faith. Not a video
lecture, Church history or scripture
study, this engaging and interesting
formational program uses the art,
architecture, literature, music and all
the treasures of the Catholic tradition
to illuminate the timeless teachings of
the Church.
What’s Happening… (cont.)
We invite you to join us Mon. Feb. 4th
from 7:00-8:00pm in the Parish Hall
for Episode #2 of this series led by
Patrick Meegan, father of
parishioner Margaret Rogers.
The series will be offered March 5 and 12
from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at Jesuit High
School Chapel, 9000 SW Beaverton
Hwy, Portland. Cost is $35.
Advance registration is encouraged.
Please call 503-223-4190 or
email [email protected]
What’s Happening
Let’s Go Crabbing
The Grotto’s 9th Annual
Crabfest is Saturday, Feb.
23rd at 5 p.m. at The
Grotto Conference Center.
Cost is $50 per person.
Price includes the all-you-can-eat buffet,
dessert and your first two alcoholic
beverages (beer/wine).
To register call 503-254-7371
or email [email protected]
An Invitation to “Ignation” Prayer
St. Ignatius invited people to prayer that
included scriptural meditation,
Imagination in prayer, and the Examen of
Consciousness. During this four-week
series you will learn prayer practices that
are best for you… Come learn new ways
to pray. Come to experience Ignatian
Prayer, Come to deepen your prayer life.
Each evening will include a presentation
on prayer, quiet time to practice the
prayer form presented and an opportunity
for faith sharing for those who wish.
This series is offered by Jesuit High
School and SEEL Portland (Spiritual
Exercises in Everyday Life).
RE NEWS
See you on Monday,
February 4th at 6:45pm
in the Parish Hall for
RE Classes.
All are welcome!
The Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 3, 2013
Servers, Lectors and
Extraordinary Ministers
February 9 - 10
Saturday, 5 PM
Servers Nicholas Niedermeyer, Bergen
Bakken, Allison Vermilya
Lector Gene Butori
E. M. Mary Carr, Patti Pulliam,
Michael & Kathleen
Niedermeyer, Julia Kegg
Liturgical
Calendar
Sunday February 3
Jeremiah 1:4-5, 17-19; 1 Corinthians 12:3113:13 or 13:4-13; Luke 4:21-30
8:00 AM Mass: Pat Adlhoch †
10:00 AM Mass: Virginia Carson †
Monday February 4
Hebrews 11:32-40; Mark 5:1-20
6:30 AM Communion Service
Tuesday February 5
Saint Agatha, Virgin and Martyr
Hebrews 12:1-4; Mark 5:21-43
6:30 AM Mass: Poor Souls in Purgatory
Wednesday February 6
Saint Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs
Hebrews 12:4-7, 11-15; Mark 6:1-6
6:30 AM: Mass
Fr. Galluzzo Presider
Followed by St Vincent de Paul Society Mtg
8:15 AM Mass: Michele Gray and Family
Facilitated by the 4th Grade
Thursday February 7
Hebrews 12:18-19, 21-24; Mark 6:7-13
6:30 AM Mass: Zack Gorsuch †
Friday February 8
Hebrews 13:1-8; Mark 6:14-29
6:30 AM Mass: Leo Steffen †
Saturday February 9
Hebrews 13:15-17, 20-21; Mark 6:30-34
Vigil of the Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Isaiah 6:1-2a, 3-8; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 or
15:3-8, 11; Luke 5:1-11
5:00 PM Mass: Virginia Carson †
If you have an
intention for the
prayer circle, please
call Ann Chapman
at 503-228-1970. All intentions are
confidential within the prayer circle.
The Prayer Circle needs new
members. Please consider joining us
for special intentions. Studies show
prayer works wonders in healing.
Please call Ann for information.
Weekly Financial Report
Average weekly collection
needed
$12,128
Last week’s collection
January 26 - 27
$6,414
Church Budget YTD
$375,953
Collection YTD
$351,369
We have changed our offertory
reporting structure. We will now
provide our “Budgeted Expenses YTD” so
parishioners can see the costs
associated with running the church, and
how that correlates with what we collect
each week in offertory.
DEATH
Please pray for the repose
of the soul of parishioner
Ellen Daly, who passed
away on January 9th. A
Mass was celebrated at St.
John the Apostle Church in
Oregon City.
Sunday, 8 AM
Servers Ace Calcagno, Lucy Loftis,
Abigail Saldivar
Lector John Becic
E. M. Blair, Jeanne, & Zach Loftis,
Deacon Brian Diehm,
Pat Joyce
Sunday, 10 AM
Servers Grace Foley, Alexa Lagesen,
Callan Harrington
Lector Russ Mickiewicz
E. M. Amy Dice, Wayne Franklin,
Glenn Johnston, Denise Patridge,
Deacon Brian Diehm
Coffee and Donuts
Hosting Schedule
2/3
8AM Bridlemile Guild
10AM Dice Family
2/10
8AM No Coffee & Donuts
10AM No Coffee & Donuts
BAPTISM
Congratulations to
Victoria Porter, daughter of
Joshua Porter and
Yolanda Martinez-Porter,
who was baptized at STM
on January 26th.
The Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Today’s Gospel text is a continuation of last Sunday’s Good News where
Jesus read from the prophet Isaiah during a synagogue service in Nazareth. We
literally pick up where we left off with his words: “Today this Scripture is
fulfilled…” (4:21). Like Jeremiah, Elijah, and Elisha before him, Jesus meets with
opposition in his prophetic ministry. The people of Jesus’ home town, who think
they know him but really don’t, are so enraged by his words that they try to kill him.
Why does it seem like no prophet is accepted in his native place? Is it indeed
easier to accept God’s truth from a stranger than from a familiar face?
God calls all of us to share the Good News of Jesus Christ, the joy and the hope of
which out shines the imperfections of those who proclaim it. The proclamation of
the Gospel, through our imperfect lives, words, and deeds, is a testimony to God’s
grace working in our lives.
From 2013 Sourcebook, The Almanac for Pastoral Liturgy LTP