Saint Timothy Catholic Church A.D. October 19, 2014 Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Kermés Small Faith Groups Beginning Details on Other Side Youth Group Service Project Our Youth Group is excited about participating in the Diocesan Day of Service on November 8 by playing bingo with our neighbors at Carrington Place. They also hope to build a raised garden box for the residents there. They need some help from parishioners with carpentry experience to build it. To find out more, please contact Mary Lynn Krusz at 443-6973. Women’s Conference Plan to register for the Diocese’s second annual Women’s Conference on Saturday, November 8, a day of prayer, learning and fellowship at the Richmond Convention Center. The keynote speaker is Sr. Miriam Holt. Mass and Reconciliation are included. Register at www.richmonddiocese.org. Weekly Parish Bulletin From The Pastor Unless you live under a rock, I expect that you've been hearing a lot in the news recently about potential changes in the Catholic Church. A number of bishops and other Catholic leaders are meeting at the Vatican right now to plan for next year's synod on the family, and some of their plans have gotten out to the press. As usual, the secular press is terrible at reporting on the Church, largely because it refuses to acknowledge the presence and activity of the Holy Spirit. Furthermore, it makes little effort to study current teaching so as to accurately report what is changing. My advice: be patient! There are many ideas being contributed right now, and we should wait to see how many of them stick around and are incorporated into our pastoral practice. In the meantime, find some responsible Catholic media for informed reporting on the synod and lots of other issues. Diocesan Fuel and Hunger Grant Saint Timothy received our second round distribution in the amount of $1,605.26 from the Diocesan Fuel and Hunger Fund. These monies go to our Human Needs Committee to help with the many calls we get for assistance with utility bills, food, prescriptions and occasionally a place to sleep. The total grant from the diocese this year was $4,605.26. Religious Education Our Religious Education program is now in its second month of exciting exploration of God's truth and beauty. Parents are asked to ensure that all children and youth ages 4 to 18 are enrolled and actively participating. Registration is still available for our classes which meet Sunday mornings, 10:45-11:45am. Please contact Anne Glancy through the parish office or stop by St. Jude Hall next Sunday. All Souls Day Altar As November approaches, we look forward to again erecting our "Altar of the Dead" near the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Please bring photos of deceased loved ones to place on the altar until the beginning of Advent. Additionally, please write any names of deceased individuals who you would like remembered at Mass this month, in our parish Book of the Dead. Christmas Mother Program Essex County families in need may apply to be a part of the Christmas Mother program, which helps needy families with children ages 1 through 12 with Christmas gifts. Applications must be received by October 31. Only Essex County residents may apply. For more information contact Sandy Baytops at 443-3121 or [email protected] Adult Faith Formation Get your coffee and stay in the commons for these interesting and insightful presentations from 10:45-11:30 on Sunday mornings. Next weekend, Arn Manella will introduce some of our most heroic Catholic military chaplains. On November 9, Mark Grant will help us mark the fiftieth anniversary of the promulgation of the Vatican II document on ecumenism by exploring the rich Catholic teaching on our important relationship with other Christians. Finances September 2014 Operating Income: $51,227.20 Operating Expenses: $41,962.44 Restricted Income: $7,267.87 Restricted Expenses: $7,864.63 Our next special collection will be offered on October 25 and 26 for our Human Needs Ministry. A.D. October 19, 2014 Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Weekly Parish Bulletin Mass Intentions Tuesday, October 21, 9am Wednesday, October 22, 12N Thursday, October 23, 9am Friday, October 24, 9am Saturday, October 25, 5pm Sunday, October 26, 9:30am Sunday, October 26, 12N Lauds Lauds Lauds +Ralph Gibson +Thelma Little +Rosalyn Degon Pro pópulo Small Faith Groups Beginning The parish is now prepared to offer an important tool to grow in holiness. Small groups will gather to consider the process of spiritual growth as outlined by some of our greatest saints including Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Therese of Lisieux, and Bernard of Clairvaux. The weekly meetings will take your schedule into account. If interested, contact Fr. Jonathan. Kermés Our Hispanic community is organizing a kermés, a food sale that combines a festive meal with a fundraiser, for 1:30pm on Sunday, November 2, in honor of All Souls Day, in St. Jude Hall. Bring your appetite and a few dollars! All proceeds go to support our capital improvements, including the renovation and expansion of St. Jude Hall. To find out about making something to contribute, contact Gonzalo Ramirez at 313-5119. All Saints Day Are you a saint—or perhaps a potential saint? We all are! For further growth in holiness, come to Eucharistic adoration and confession on Saturday, November 1 from 8:00am. Mass begins at 9:00am, with an opportunity for some fellowship after. 20th Annual Coat, Sweater, and Blanket Drive Please bring new or gently used items to St. Jude Hall until Sunday, October 26. New blankets and baby clothes, for children up to two years of age, are much needed. These items will be donated to the Tappahannock Community Center for distribution. Saturday: Reconciliation at 4:15pm, Mass at 5:00pm Sunday: Reconciliation at 8:45am, Mass at 9:30am, Mass in Spanish at noon 413 Saint Timothy Lane, Tappahannock, VA 22560 phone: 804-443-2760 fax: 804-443-2022 email: [email protected] Visit www.sttimothysparish.org for helpful links, information on the sacraments, and much more! Fr. Jonathan Goertz, Pastor ([email protected]) Mrs. Anne Glancy, Director of Religious Education Mrs. Joanie Copen, Business Manager/Bookkeeper “Like” us on Facebook for photos and updates! Twenty-Ninth Week Blessed John Paul II, pope St. John of Capistrano, priest St. Anthony Mary Claret, bishop Thirtieth Sunday Thirtieth Sunday Thirtieth Sunday Upcoming Events Bible Study (Wednesday, October 22, 10:30am, Commons) Alcoholics Anonymous (Thursday, October 23, 8:00pm, St. Jude Hall) Adult Faith Formation (Sunday, October 26, 10:45, Commons) Bible Study (Wednesday, October 29, 10:30am, Commons) Night Owl Adoration (Wednesday, October 29, 9:30pm, Church) Alcoholics Anonymous (Thursday, October 30, 8:00pm, St. Jude Hall) First Saturday Adoration and Reconciliation (Saturday, November 1, 8:00am, Church) Kermés (Sunday, November 2, 1:30pm, St. Jude Hall) Bible Study (Wednesday, November 3, 10:30am, Commons) Rosary (Wednesday, November 3, 7:00pm, Church) Knights of Columbus (Wednesday, November 3, 7:30pm, St. Jude Hall) Prayer List For those serving our country: Lt. Patrick Howlett, USAF; Sgt. Charles R. Mauldin, USMC; PFC Paul Largett, US Army; Ensign Jordan Gates, US Navy; Major Rod Dwyer, USA, PFC W. Daniel Clarke, ANG. For healing and good health: Vergie McKenzie, Rachel Porter, Lois Nelms, Beatrice Howard, Victoria Rizzi, Kenna Click, Shirley Fortune-Smith, Stephen Fortune, Gary Withnell, Virginia Holbrooks, Miles Page, Kenneth Bryan, Clayton Faust, Bud and Anne Mauldin, Ron Haggerty, Kim Onitas, Victoria Cutwright, Chuck Burns, Frances Strife, Larry Miller, Eric Thompson, John Walter, Donna and Tonya Thompson, Kevin Bonhaus, Hattie Thornton, George Egmond, Cedell Brooks, Betty Pullman, Wendy Payne, Ron Hinson, Christopher Manella, Diane Miller, Charles Piscopo, Mary Gottko, Donsey P. Harvey, Granville H. Rogers, Sister Catherine Lillis, Barbara Severin, Jack Klein, Leeds Corbin, Mary Sydnor, Christina Zottoli, Lucy Rogers, Patricia Brenzovich, Yosselyn Cruz, Kenneth Strife, Yiduk Kim, Raymond Greenwood, Rita Devine, Gregory Woodfin, Sr., Gregory Woodfin, Jr., Anna Snedden, Douglas Sanger, Jean Hachey, Cindy Graves, Christin Hannah, Jimmy Whitaker, Ginny Flaherty, Sally Reville, Ken Pollack, Linda Morris, Sue Ball, Grayson Kirby, Alison Ryan, Dorothy Sponder, Lourdes Longyear, Lucille (Jolly) Lyons, Dylann Selig, Anne Sanger, Hal and Pat Severin, Sheryl Sears, Kristin Via, Martha Caulkins, Julio Marinero Camacho, Anna Coffey, Andy Caron, Rita Noble, Tim Lyons, Allen Glazbrook, George Goertz, Evelyn Nawrocki, Brenda Frank, Wesley Berry, Chris Hamlet.
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