Find Us On The Web www.cdom.org • Obituaries • Lectionary • Calendar a digital Publication of the Diocese of Memphis Volume 2 • Number 41 • week OF October 23, 2014 Jennifer Swanner receives Catholic teachers’ award Submitted by Stacy S. Pepper, director of Admissions for Incarnation Catholic School Mrs. Jennifer Swanner, Language Arts & Enrichment Program teacher is shown with the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award recently received. The award was given to Mrs. Swanner at the Annual Department of Education for Catholic Schools Professional Day, Friday, October 10 at Christian Brothers High School. The recipient of this award is recognized by the Diocese of Memphis for designing and successfully implementing a unique teaching technique i n t h e c l a s s ro o m . Congratulations Mrs. Swanner. Learning is sweet for St. Anne 7th graders Submitted by Cathy Carrigan The 7th grade class at St. Anne Catholic School has been learning to correctly use periods, quotation marks, and commas. They wrote sentences without punctuation. Then they used M&Ms for periods and halves of gummy Lifesavers for quotation marks and commas. Sweet! quick links Paul VI beatification highlights dialogue, Vatican II, love for church By Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service Meeting Catholics from Pope Paul VI’s home diocese, Brescia, Pope Francis said his predecessor’s witness “nourishes within us the flame of love for Christ, love for the church and the drive to proclaim the Gospel to the people of today with mercy, patience, courage and joy.” Pope Francis held Pope Paul’s witness up to a wider audience Oct. 19 when he beatified him during the closing Mass of the extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family. With Pope Paul’s beatification approaching, the 50th anniversary of the publication of his first encyclical letter, “Ecclesiam Suam,” and the 36th anniversary of his death Aug. 6, 1978, became the occasion for multiple reflections on his life and legacy in the Vatican media. Although he was not always understood, Paul VI will remain the pope who loved the modern world, admired its cultural and scientific wealth and worked so that it would open its heart to Christ, the redeemer of mankind,” wrote Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re. The Italian cardinal, a former papal diplomat like Pope Paul, said that while St. John XXIII is remembered for having convoked the Second Vatican Council and presiding over its first session, it was Pope Paul who was the “real helmsman of the council,” presiding over the last three of its four sessions and guiding its implementation. Both Cardinal Re and Pope Francis repeatedly refer to Pope Paul as a man sensitive to the problems and anxieties of modern men and women, a sensitivity Cardinal Re said led the pope “to seek dialogue with everyone, never closing the doors to an encounter. For Paul VI, dialogue was an expression of the evangelical spirit that tries to draw close to each person, that tries to understand each person and tries to make itself (continued on page 2) A priest wears a stole with an image of Blessed Paul VI as he waits for the start of the beatification Mass of Blessed Paul in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican Oct. 19. The Mass also concluded the extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family. Blessed Paul, who served as pope from 1963-1978, is most remembered for his 1968 encyclical, “Humanae Vitae,” which affirmed the church’s teaching against artificial contraception. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) 2 - The West Tennessee Catholic Week of October 23, 2014 Paul VI . . .(continued from page 1) understood by each person.” “Ecclesiam Suam” laid out the vision for his papacy, looking at ways the church could and should continue God’s action of setting out to encounter humanity and bring people to the fullness of truth and salvation. “How vital it is for the world, and how greatly desired by the Catholic Church, that the two should meet together, and get to know and love one another,” he wrote. But in the turbulent 1960s, it was not that easy. A 1977 biography of the pope by NC News Service -the former name of Catholic News Service -- said, “He described himself as an ‘apostle of peace,’ but Pope Paul VI knew scarcely a peaceful day” as head of the church. “Called to the papacy in 1963 to succeed the universally popular Pope John XXIII, Giovanni Battista Montini faced a church and a world experiencing a period of self-criticism and upheaval. His years as pope were most notably marked by the Second Vatican Council -- its hopes, reforms and crises.” Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Pope Paul’s June 21, 1963, election, Pope Francis told pilgrims from Brescia that the late pope “experienced to the full the church’s travail after the Second Vatican Council: the lights, the hopes, the tensions. He loved the church and expended himself for her, holding nothing back.” A reserved and reflective man who was trained as a church diplomat and spent most of his priestly life in the Vatican, Pope Paul’s papacy was marked by public and often bitter debates over changing sexual morality, the validity of the church’s traditional teaching and the changes in its liturgy called for by Vatican II. The Mass most Latin-rite Catholics celebrate today often is referred to as the Paul VI Mass. Under his leadership there was a complete revision of liturgical texts, something he said was a source of joy, but it also was a source of some of his deepest anguish. In the last years of his pontificate, he repeatedly repudiated both those who made further, unauthorized changes to the Mass and those who completely rejected the council’s liturgical reforms. Pope Paul’s connection with the themes expected to be raised at the synod on the family Oct. 5-19 include the encyclical for which is he is most known by many people, “Humanae Vitae.” The 1968 encyclical, usually described as a document affirming the church’s prohibition against artificial contraception, places that conclusion in the context of Catholic teaching on the beauty and purpose of marriage, married love and procreation. I n h i s d a y - - b e f o re t h e globetrotting Pope John Paul II was elected -- Pope Paul was known as the “pilgrim pope.” He was the first pope in the modern area to travel abroad, visiting six continents in seven years. His travels and his meetings with bishops from around the world led him to speak out forcefully against the nuclear arms race, the starvation of millions of people while the rich got richer, a worldwide move toward liberalized abortion and the wars in Vietnam, Israel and Lebanon, not to mention terrorism and guerrilla warfare in many other countries. Under his leadership, the Catholic Church made huge strides in promoting Christian unity and formalizing its ecumenical dialogues, as well as improving relations with Jews, Muslims and other world religions. He was born Sept. 26, 1897, in Concesio, a farm town outside the northern Italian city of Brescia. Known as studious and pious from a young age, Giovanni Battista was admitted to the Brescia seminary in 1916, but was allowed to live at home because of his frail health. Six months after his ordination to the priesthood in 1920, he was sent to Rome for graduate studies. In 1922, he was selected to attend the Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, where the Vatican trains its diplomats. After a year at the academy, Pope Pius XI sent him to the Vatican nunciature in Warsaw, Poland, an assignment cut short because of his health. He returned to the academy and to his studies. In 1924, he began working in the Vatican Secretariat of State, slowly being given more and more responsibility. At the same time, he served as a chaplain to the Catholic Italian Federation of University Students, which worked to imbue Catholic students with the values needed to counter the fascist student movement. In December 1937, he was named undersecretary of state for ordinary affairs, a position that made him a close collaborator of Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli, the Vatican secretary of state who became Pope Pius XII in 1939. He worked alongside the pope throughout World War II and was in charge of the information bureau that gathered the names of prisoners of war from all sides and forwarded the names to worried family members. After 30 years of service in the Secretariat of State, he was named archbishop of Milan in 1954. He spent the next eight years rebuilding and reorganizing Italy’s largest archdiocese. When Pope Pius died in 1958, many people thought Archbishop Montini could be elected pope even though he was not yet a cardinal. Instead, the College of Cardinals chose Cardinal Angelo Roncalli of Venice, who became Pope John XXIII. One of his first acts was to create new cardinals, including Archbishop Montini. After Pope John died in June 1963, Cardinal Montini was elected pope on the fifth ballot, cast on the second day of the conclave. He was the last pope to be crowned with a tiara; five months later, he solemnly laid the crown on the altar of St. Peter’s Basilica as a sign of his renunciation of “human glory and power.” Cardinal Francis Spellman of New York made arrangements for it to be transferred to the United States, where the crown is preserved at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington. Angels descend on Incarnation School Submitted by Stacy S. Pepper, director of Admissions A long standing Catholic tradition is the celebration of Guardian Angel Day. On this day at Incarnation Catholic School, the Guardian Angel, serves angel food cake w/whipped cream to the ICS students. Pictured is the Guardian Angel (Mrs. Blake, ICS school librarian) giving a student a dose of whipped cream! Pictured are ICS 5th grade students enjoying the day (l/r) Dayle Bullen, Jenna Houff and Ian Laird. The West Tennessee Catholic - 3 Week of October 23, 2014 Revisiting the argument from motion By Very Rev. Robert Barron One of the unintended but happy consequences of the emergence of the new atheism is a renewed interest in the classical arguments for God’s existence. Eager to defend the faith that is so vigorously attacked today, Catholic apologists and evangelists have been recovering these rational demonstrations of the truth of God; and the atheists, just as eager to defend their position, have entered into the fray. In the process, these ancient arguments, long thought by many to be obsolete, have found a new relevance and have been brought to greater clarity through the give and take of both critics and advocates. Thomas Aquinas famously laid out five arguments for the existence of God, but he characterized one of them as “the first and more manifest way.” This is the proof from motion, which can be presented simply and schematically as follows. Things move. Since nothing moves itself, everything that is moved must be moved by another. If that which causes the motion is itself being moved, then it must be moved by another. This process cannot go on to infinity. Therefore, there must exist a first unmoved mover, which all people call God. In order to avoid misunderstanding (and it’s fair to say that this argument has been misunderstood for centuries), several observations are in order. When Aquinas speaks of motion, he means change of any kind, not simply change of location. Growth in wisdom, fluctuation in temperature, birth, death, etc. are all examples of motion, or in his more technical language, the transition from potency to actuality. Once we grasp what Aquinas means by motion, it is relatively easy to understand why he insists that nothing can move or change itself. Whatever is in motion must be in potency, while that which causes change must be in actuality, just as the one learning French doesn’t yet possess the language and the one teaching it does. Now since the same thing cannot be potential and actual at the same time in the same respect, nothing can be, simultaneously, both mover and moved. No one, strictly speaking, teaches himself French. But let us suppose that the cause which is putting something in motion is itself being put in motion; then by the same principle, its change must be prompted by another. But this chain of moved movers cannot be indefinite, since the suppression of a first element would imply the suppression of every subsequent mover and hence, finally, of the motion that is evident to our senses. In regard to the negation of this sort of infinite causal series, the twentieth century philosopher Bertrand Russell had a particularly unhelpful observation. Russell opined that Thomas Aquinas couldn’t imagine such a series, because medievals hadn’t yet come to terms with the idea of infinite sets. Nothing could be further from the truth. Aquinas had absolutely no problem imagining infinite series, since he speculated about them all the time. What he is denying is the possibility of an infinite causal series in which each element in the chain is here and now dependent upon the influence of a higher cause. Think of a pen which is here and now being moved by a hand, which is here and now being moved by muscles, which are here and now being moved by nerves, which are here and now being stimulated by the brain, which is here and now being sustained by blood and oxygen, etc. If we suppress the first element in this sort of chain, the entire causal nexus would collapse and the motion under immediate consideration would not be adequately explained. Therefore it follows that a prime mover exists, which is to say, an unactualized source of actualization, an unenergized energizer, an ultimate source of all of the change in the cosmos. Now there are many atheists and agnostics who acknowledge that this demonstration is logically airtight but who quarrel with the association that Aquinas makes, almost casually, at the very end: “and this all people call God.” There might indeed, they say, be a prime mover or uncaused principle but this first element in the causal chain might be matter or energy or some such physical element. Many point to the famous law of the conservation of energy and conclude that the fundamental stuff of the universe just undergoes continual change of form throughout time. In order to answer this objection, we have to examine the nature of the unmoved mover a bit more carefully. That which is truly the uncaused or unmoved source of energy must be fully actualized (actus purus in Aquinas’s pithy Latin), which means that it is not capable of further realization. But energy or matter is that which is capable of undergoing practically infinite change. Energy or matter is endlessly malleable and hence about as far from actus purus as can be imagined. A rather simple thought experiment shows that such primal physical elements cannot be the unmoved mover. Neither matter nor energy exists as such but always in a particular form or configuration. In regard to either, one could always ask, what color is it, at what velocity does it move, under what conditions does it exist? A given piece of matter is one color, but it could be any other color; energy is at one quantum level, but it could be at any other. Therefore, we are compelled to inquire about the cause that made it to exist this way rather than that. We can appeal, of course, to some other material cause, but then we are compelled to ask the same question about that cause, and having recourse indefinitely to similarly material movers won’t get us anywhere closer to an ultimate explanation. The philosophical dictum that sums up this state of affairs is “act precedes potency.” The first cause of change cannot be itself subject to change. The unmoved mover is that which exists in a state of pure realization, that which cannot be improved in its being, that which simply is, that which is utterly in act. Do you see now why Thomas Aquinas equated it with God? Father Robert Barron is the founder of the global ministry, Word on Fire, and the Rector/ President of Mundelein Seminary. He is the creator of the award winning documentary series, “Catholicism” and “Catholicism: The New Evangelization.” Learn more at www.WordonFire.org 4 - The West Tennessee Catholic The Diocese of Memphis publishes obituaries provided by the individual parishes. If you have a question concerning an obit please contact the parish directly. Obituaries FOLEY A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated October 18 for Thomas Carl Foley, 79, at Church of the Incarnation by Rev. Ernie DeBlasio. Burial was at Arlington National Cemetery. Survivors include spouse, Sandra Gage Foley; daughter, Kathi Dell; son, Kevin Foley; sister, Susanne Mullen; and four grandchildren. KELLAR A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated October 20 for James Forrest Kellar, 20, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church by Rev. Msgr. Thomas D. Kirk. Burial was at Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery, Walland, TN. Survivors include parents, Paul and Holly Kellar; grandparents, James and Clara Kellar, Danny and Mary Jane Forrest; great grandmother, Helen Nichols; and brother, Peyton Kellar. McKEOWN A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated October 13 for Esther Gree McKeown, 82, at St. Michael Church by Rev. Yoelvis A. Gonzalez. Burial was at Memorial Gardens, Bartlett, TN. Survivors include daughter, Deborah Blackwell. MURNANE A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated October 17 for Dorothy Ann Murnane, 85, at Church of the Incarnation by Rev. Ernie DeBlasio. Burial was at West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Survivors include daughter, Ann Camille Murnane; sons, Andy Murnane and Paul Murnane; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. QUINN A funeral home service was conducted October 3 for Stephen Quinn, 89, at Memorial Park Fireside Chapel, Memphis by Rev. Msgr. J. Edwin Creary. Burial was at West Tennessee Veterans. Survivors include spouse, Amelia Quinn; daughters, Stephanie, Cathy and Julie; sons, Danny, Steve and Tim; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. SECREST A funeral home service was conducted October 18 for Denise Marie Secrest, 56, at Arlington Funeral Home by Rev. Msgr. Thomas D. Kirk. Survivors include spouse, Bob Secrest; daughter, Chelsea Anne Martin; son, Christopher Mark Secrest; brothers, Jack Bourgeois, Jim Bourgeois and John Bourgeois; and one grandchild. Week of October 23, 2014 CHECK OUT OUR UPCOMING RETREATS! Something for everyone. CLICK HERE FOR MORE RETREAT INFORMATION. EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES CATHOLIC DIOCESE Catholic Diocese of Memphis Catechesis/Vicar for Religious/ Hispanic Ministry Administrative Assistant The Administrative Assistant coordinates multiple secretarial duties, assures secretarial duties such as typing, filing, recordkeeping, etc. are completed in a timely and efficient manner for the Director of Catechesis/Vicar for Religious and Hispanic Ministry. Provides knowledgeable assistance and/or referral to callers and visitors. Qualifications: high school graduate or equivalent. Bi-lingual in English/ Spanish, both written and verbal required. Available for some weekend work. Ability to set priorities, organize work effectively and efficiently. Send résumés to: Director of Human Resources, 5825 Shelby Oaks Dr., Memphis, TN 38134. Diócesis de Memphis Catequesis / Vicaría para Religiosos / Ministerio Hispano Ayudante Administrativo El Asistente Administrativo coordina múltiples tareas de secretaría, tales como el uso adecuado de la computadora, mantenimiento de los archivos, realización de registros, etc y garantiza que esas tareas sean realizadas a tiempo y de manera eficiente para el Director de Catequesis / Vicario para Religiosos y para el Director del Ministerio Hispano. Proporciona asistencia a las visitas y / o transfiere llamadas telefónicas. Requisitos: Graduado de escuela preparatoria o equivalente. Bilingüe en Inglés / Español, escrito y verbal. Disponible para realizar trabajos durante el fin de semana cuando se requiera. Capacidad para establecer prioridades, organizar el trabajo de manera eficaz y eficiente. Enviar résumés a: Director of Human Resources, 5825 Shelby Oaks Dr., Memphis, TN 38134. Mission Statement of The West Tennessee Catholic Digital Edition The West Tennessee Catholic is a digital news publication dedicated to sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ primarily with the people of the Diocese of Memphis in Tennessee and, secondarily, with the world at large. The West Tennessee Catholic focuses on presenting material which instructs the faithful in church teaching as expressed by the Pope and the Conference of Catholic Bishops, all in accord with the Magisterium. The goal is to teach, encourage, aid in faith formation, and support Catholics who seek the truth of Christ and are working toward personal sanctity. The message is shared in a positive, family-oriented, pro-life, nonpartisan, and encouraging manner. In addition, news articles emphasize local events and interests specific to our schools, parishes, and diocese which show how Catholics are answering the call to be Good Samaritans in the Diocese of Memphis in Tennessee. MARRIAGE MOMENTS © By Susan Vogt, www.SusanVogt.net “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Mt 22:39) This oft quoted phrase can be deceiving. It depends on an honest love of self and then transferring that attitude to your neighbor - and of course your closest neighbor is your spouse. Don’t put yourself down today. The West Tennessee Catholic - 5 Week of October 23, 2014 Reflections On Sunday's Readings By Jeff Hedglen, Catholic News Service October 26, Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time Cycle A. Readings: (1) Exodus 22:20-26, Psalm 18:2-4, 47, 51 (2) 1 Thessalonians 1:5c-10 (Gospel) Matthew 22:34-40 As I write this, there is a war of words, ideologies and policy opinions raging on news and social media over the crisis of children crossing the border into the U.S. from Central America. The issue is, of course, bigger than this current news cycle and it has been going on for many years. I have been listening to what I thought was all sides of this issue and I was not sure what to think, but things crystalized when I read this week’s Scriptures and saw God’s opinion. The readings kick off with this from Exodus: “Thus says the Lord: ‘You shall not molest or oppress an alien, for you were once aliens yourselves in the land of Egypt.’” I remembered making a family tree when I was in grade school and I learned that my family is from Ireland and France. Not exactly Egypt, but point taken! In Exodus we read how God hears the cry of the oppressed and that we had better not be the oppressors or things will not go well for us. God uses pretty strong language to call those who follow him to be as compassionate as he is. Some might say that the Old Testament God is different from the New Testament God. In a way, they are right. In the New Testament, God is compassionate from afar, as in the Old Testament, but he also is compassionate in person -- the person of Jesus. This personified compassion of God tells us in this week’s Gospel that we must do this: Love God and love your neighbor as yourself. These words from God may be hard to hear and even harder to put into action. But the other two readings give us some direction on how to proceed. St. Paul tells us to imitate the leaders of our church and God. We should all read the bishops’ statements on immigration and strive to be as compassionate as God. The psalm response shows us how to pray. Close your eyes and say: “I love you, Lord, my strength.” And while you are at it, pray for all these people who feel the need to flee their homeland. May the Lord, and we, have mercy on them all. Lectionary Readings Year A of the Sunday Cycle • Oct. 26-Nov. 1, 2014 Psalter Week II Sunday, October 26 THIRTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Exodus 22:20-26 Psalm 18:2-4, 47, 51 1 Thessalonians 1:5c-10 Matthew 22:34-40 Monday, October 27 Weekday Ephesians 4:32 – 5:8 Psalm 1:1-4, 6 Luke 13:10-17 Tuesday, October 28 FEAST OF SAINTS SIMON AND JUDE, APOSTLES Ephesians 2:19-22 Psalm 19:2-5 Luke 6:12-16 Thursday, October 30 Weekday Ephesians 6:10-20 Psalm 144:1b, 2, 9-10 Luke 13:31-35 Friday, October 31 Weekday Philippians 1:1-11 Psalm 111:1-6 Luke 14:1-6 Saturday, November 1 SOLEMNITY OF ALL SAINTS [not a holy day of obligation (USA)] Revelation 7:2-4, 9-14 Psalm 24:1b-4b, 5-6 1 John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12a Wednesday, October 29 Weekday Ephesians 6:1-9 Psalm 145:10-14 Luke 13:22-30 “Bishop’s Annual Appeal helps everyone in the diocese.” https://vimeo.com/104048431 CLICK TO VIEW To report a breach of financial ethics in the Catholic Diocese of Memphis, go to https://secure. ethicspoint.com/domain/media/ en/gui/24067/index.html. 6 - The West Tennessee Catholic Week of October 23, 2014 Calendar OCTOBER 2014 22Nov. 19 24-26 25 Women in the Bible Class. 7 p.m., St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 1225 Highway 51 South, Covington, TN. There will be a five week mini-series on the five women in the Genealogy of Jesus beginning on Wednesday, October 22. The class will continue to meet for the next four Wednesdays and end on Wednesday, November 19. Come and join us to learn about these faithful women. World Wide Marriage Encounter. Our Lady Queen of Peace Retreat Center, 3630 Dancyville Road, Stanton, TN. For over four decades, Worldwide Marriage Encounter has been a leading movement in offering married couples the gift of a weekend experience to enrich their relationship. For more information contact Steve or Elaine Lienhart, 212 Hiawatha Dr. Little Rock, AR, (501) 312-1119, email [email protected] Apply online at www.arkansaswwme.org. Our Lady of Sorrows Trivia Night with Bro. Ignatius Brown. 5:30 p.m., 3700 Thomas Street. Help to raise fund for the summer 2015 mission trip with Catholic Heart Camp. $15/player on teams of 6-8 members. The theme is “Saints & Goblins.” Hot dogs, chili, nachos, and soft drinks available. Doors open at 5:30; game begins at 6:30. To reserve a table call, 353-1530. Calendar NOVEMBER 2014 1 2 2 3, 10, 17, 24 St. William Women’s Club Annual Harvest Dinner and Silent Auction. 4-6:30 p.m., Life Center. We will be serving turkey and dressing and all the trimmings. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Tickets will be available in advance. Call Bitha Luze at 872-3635 or Shirley Maes at 647-611 or the Church Office at 872-4099 for tickets or more information. Price is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 12. St. Peter Church Memorial Concert for All Souls Day: Requiem by Gabriel Fauré. 4 p.m., St. Peter Church, 190 Adams. St. Peter Choir and Anniversary Singers, Organ and Harp. Reception following. Free and open to the public; handicapped accessible. To find out more about St. Peter’s yearlong 175 Celebration, please visit www.stpeterchurch.org. Information, Jane Scharding Smedley (901) 527-8282, ext. 15; [email protected] Father/Son Program. 4 p.m., Saint Francis Hospital, 5959 Park Ave. Young boys 12-15 years old. Registration online at www. cdom.org. Soul Food: Are U Being Served? Are you “spiritual” but not “religious?” Don’t trust “organized religion”? Do Catholics still believe in purgatory and hell? How do we help “fallen away” Catholics? Come and join us as we chat about some of these topics. Please see our ad on page 12.in this paper for more information. Calendar NOVEMBER 2014 4 4 7-9 8 8, 15, 22 16 Christian Brothers University and the Memphis Public Library and Information Center Memphis Reads. Dinaw Mengestu, a naturalized citizen originally from Ethiopia, will be the featured speaker at Christian Brothers University’s “Fresh Reads” which begins with a reception at 7:00 pm followed by Mengestu’s address in CBU’s University Theater at 8:00 pm. He will discuss his book “The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears” which blends fiction with fact and Mengestu’s own history, detailing the experiences of an Ethiopian immigrant living in Washington, DC, after fleeing his country’s revolution seventeen years earlier. The book won the Guardian Unlimited’s First Book Award and was named a New York Times Notable Book. A booksigning will follow this presentation. Ministry for Gay and Lesbian Persons Meeting. Share hospitality, potluck, prayer and education. 6:30 p.m., Marion Hall, the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on the first Tuesday of every month unless otherwise noted. All are welcome to share in a meal and fellowship followed by a brief presentation. To contact the ministry call the rectory at IC at (901) 725-2700. 2014 Catholic Scouting Retreat. Camp Currier in Eudora, MS. The registration fee is $15 per individual scout, adult and sibling, with a maximum of $60 per immediate family. This is the fee for anyone attending day trips or camping. Fees cover insurance costs, patches, ribbons and awards as well as 2 hot meals. Watch for more information at: www.cdom.org or on Facebook at Diocese of Memphis Catholic Scouting. Wings of Ave Maria Trivia Night. 6 p.m., Saint Benedict at Auburndale, Dining Hall, 8250 Varnavas Drive; questions by trivia specialist, Brother Ignatius Brown from CBU; $15/person. Theme is “Hollywood Squares.” There will be a prize for best decorated table and best costume. For additional information please call Sara Broxterman (901)382-6189. Advance registration only. Currents in Catholic Spirituality: Part two: 16 - 19th Centuries. 2 p.m., Church of the Holy Spirit, 2300 Hickory Crest Drive, Rooms 103-104. With Monsignor Albert Kirk. Please join us as we enter into the great spiritual masters of the following centuries: the 16th with: St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross; the 17th with: St. Francis de Sales, Cardinal Berulle, and St. Vincent de Paul; the 18th with: Jean Pierre de Caussade, Blessed Cardinal Newman, and St. Therese of Lisieux. We will examine their writings and learn about the key movements that brought us into the 20th Century. Please register with Cisa Linxwiler at [email protected], so we may send handouts for each class to you. (Or, call Cisa at 754-7146, ext. 30.) St. Therese Little Flower Catholic Church Turkey Dinner. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Leppert Hall, 1644 Jackson Ave., Memphis. For information (901) 276-1412. St. Vincent College open house scheduled High school juniors or seniors and their families are invited to a Get Acquainted Day Open House at Saint Vincent College, Latrobe, PA, on Saturday, Nov. 8. Registration and breakfast buffet is at 8:30 a.m. The program will conclude at noon. The presentation will include an introduction to Saint Vincent College and a student panel. Find out more about this top-ranked Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts college. Listen to financial aid and admission presentations, meet faculty, administrators and coaches and take a campus tour. For information or reservations, phone 1-800-782-5549, e-mail [email protected], or register online at www.stvincent.edu. The West Tennessee Catholic - 7 Week of October 23, 2014 ST. MATTHEW SCHOOL - Franklin, TN POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT PRINCIPAL Protecting God’s Children for Adults 10/28/2014 6:30 PM St. Ann Catholic Church-Bartlett, 6529 Stage Road, Bartlett, TN 38134 This class is required for all teachers, staff and volunteers who will be in contact with children and youth under 18 years of age. Angela Kinsella will teach the classes. Class size is unlimited and registration is not required. For more information about the class call Judy Stivers at 901-373-1251, or go to www.virtus.org/virtus/ Protecting God’s Children for Adults 11/11/2014 6:30 PM St. Ann Catholic Church-Bartlett, 6529 Stage Road, Bartlett, TN 38134 This class is required for all teachers, staff and volunteers who will be in contact with children and youth under 18 years of age. Angela Kinsella will teach the classes. Class size is unlimited and registration is not required. For more information about the class call Judy Stivers at 901-373-1251, or go to www.virtus.org/virtus/ Protecting God’s Children for Adults 11/18/2014 6:30 PM St. Ann Catholic Church-Bartlett, 6529 Stage Road, Bartlett, TN 38134 This class is required for all teachers, staff and volunteers who will be in contact with children and youth under 18 years of age. Angela Kinsella will teach the classes. Class size is unlimited and registration is not required. For more information about the class call Judy Stivers at 901-373-1251, or go to www.virtus.org/virtus/ Protecting God’s Children for Adults 12/09/2014 6:30 PM St. Ann Catholic Church-Bartlett, 6529 Stage Road, Bartlett, TN 38134 This class is required for all teachers, staff and volunteers who will be in contact with children and youth under 18 years of age. Angela Kinsella will teach the classes. Class size is unlimited and registration is not required. For more information about the class call Judy Stivers at 901-373-1251, or go to www.virtus.org/virtus/ PARENTING POINTERS © By Susan Vogt, www.SusanVogt.net “You shall not molest or oppress an alien, for you were once aliens yourselves in the land of Egypt. (Ex 22:20) Your child may be too young to understand the politics of the current immigration issue, but you can talk about what it means to be an outsider and different, i.e. an alien. Tell them the story of the Exodus. Welcome a stranger into your home for dinner. Local resettlement services (like Catholic Charities http://catholiccharitiesusa. org/find-help/) can offer ideas on how to reach out and help. St. Mathew School (K through 8), established in 2001 and located at 535 Sneed Road in Franklin, TN, is seeking candidates for the position of Principal effective with the 2015-16 academic year. Primary functions of this position are to manage and provide opportunities for spiritual growth for students and faculty; create an environment that promotes the Catholic faith and moral development of the school community; provide leadership in curriculum and staff development; evaluate and supervise faculty, staff, students, and the instruction program; advise on financial and development needs of the school; and work collaboratively with diocesan and parish groups. Overall role is to be the educational administrator and catechetical leader of the school, responsible for the day to day operations and management of the school, reporting directly to the Pastor and working closely with the School Board. Qualifications: • Master’s Degree in Educational Administration or Curriculum or be in process of obtaining one (Master’s degree in a related field may be considered) • Candidate must have experience as an educational administrator, prefer five plus years • Minimum of five years of experience as a teacher • Eligible for State of Tennessee administrative license Other Skills or Requirements: • Practicing Roman Catholic • Commitment to the educational mission of the Catholic Church • Good communication, interpersonal, supervisory, and organizational skills • Collaborative leadership style • Excellent writing, spelling, speaking, and analytical skills • Basic computer/internet skills required Competitive pay is based on experience. Excellent benefits package. Expected start date would be June 1st, 2015. Send resume to: Margaret Cook via email to: [email protected] Resumes will be accepted until Nov. 30th, 2014. 8 - The West Tennessee Catholic OLPH teachers recognized for contributions to community Submitted by Deidre Mangin Mrs. Cathi Treadewell, Mrs. Jessica Holliman, and Mrs. Leslie Slavinsky have been recognized for contributions to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School and the community by the Catholic Schools Office of the Diocese of Memphis. All three women are long-time employees of OLPH School and touch the lives of many students and families. Mrs. Treadwell received the St. John Neuman Award which is awarded for outstanding organizational skills and mission in spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ within the school community. The Immaculate Heart of Mary Award for dedication, commitment, self-sacrifice and kindness to everyone was given to Mrs. Holliman. Mrs. Slavinsky received the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award for classroom innovation. These were well deserved recognitions of beloved teachers at OLPH School. Week of October 23, 2014 Artists abound at OLPH family art night Submitted by Deidre Mangin Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School was transformed in to the OLPH Art Gallery and studio on October 7th. Dozens of families attended the event coordinated by the OLPH artist in residence, Mrs. Laurie Cotros. The walls of the hall showcased a variety of OLPH student art work. The masterpiece stations included a Play-doh color wheel, mask making, colorful engineering design, and fall pastels reminiscent of the work of Van Gogh. There was even a selfie station with the great artist himself! Throughout the evening, families were scattered throughout the hall engaged in art viewing, art making, and visiting with friends. Joseph Mangin, Riley Smith, and Samuel Hooten enjoyed using the props at the Vincent Van Gogh photo booth during Family Art Night at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School in Germantown. St. Anne teachers inducted into International Society Submitted by Cathy Carrigan A proud moment for St. Anne Catholic School as two teachers were inducted into Delta Kappa Gamma, an international society of key women educators. Heather Higgenbotham (left) and Sheila Stanley attended an elegant initiation ceremony at Chickasaw Country Club. Congratulations ladies! There was a lot of creativity at the mask making station during Family Art Night at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School in Germantown. Kyle Clark poses at the Vincent Van Gogh photo booth with a Van Gogh mustache during Family Art Night at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School in Germantown. The West Tennessee Catholic - 9 Week of October 23, 2014 St. Ann Catholic school Bartlett raises money for St. Jude St. Ann Catholic school Bartlett student art contest winners St. Ann students raised over $3000 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital during their “Your change can change a life” week. Students brought in their change all week to help kids at St. Jude. The money was to support two marathon teams raising money for St. Jude with special connections to the school: Team Alyssa Rocks & Dude Dance and Team ATC Fitness. St. Ann PDO joined in as well raising money and wearing gold for former PDO student and St. Jude patient Eden. Team Alyssa Rocks & Dude Dance is headed by two current St. Ann students who are also current St. Jude patients. Six grader Alyssa de Jong battled melanoma in 2012 and continues follow up care with scans and specialists every three months at St. Jude. Alyssa’s cousin and 3rd grader Tyler West is about halfway through his three year treatment at St. Jude. He can’t wait to be done with treatment so he can join his friends in the classroom very soon. Team ATC Fitness’ connection to St. Jude and St. Ann goes back many years. ATC Fitness Owner Julie Patterson tells us, “I hold St. Jude very close to my heart as my daughter Susan McDaniel lost her battle with Pancreatic Cancer in December of 1992, yet it seems only yesterday. Susan attended St. Ann Catholic School from Kindergarten – 8th grade.” St. Ann Catholic School had three students win the Bartlett Fire Safety Poster Contest. Congratulations to eighth grader Kendall Craig, seventh grader Cheyenne Sanders, and sixth grader Ellie McGhee for winning their grade level award at the contest. Their posters are hanging at Bartlett City Hall and will soon be sent to the state level competition. Submitted by Angela de Jong, director of Development of St. Ann Catholic School Christi Morrison, Julie Patterson, Dan Adair Principal Marie Reichart, Tyler West, Alyssa de Jong, Vice Principal Joey Harris Submitted by Angela de Jong 10 - The West Tennessee Catholic Cardinal Turkson to lead U.S. symposium on faith and farming By Jonathan Liedl One of world’s leading Catholic officials will bring Pope Francis’ message of faith-based ecology to the United States this fall. Cardinal Peter Turkson will deliver the keynote address and participate in working sessions at the Faith, Food & the Environment Symposium, a groundbreaking event that will confront the challenges of 21st century agriculture from a faithbased perspective. The symposium will be held from Nov. 5 to 7 on the St. Paul campus of the University of St. Thomas. Cardinal Turkson serves as the president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace in the Vatican and is considered a leading authority on the ethics of agriculture. The Ghanaian native has played a leading role in drafting Pope Francis’ forthcoming encyclical on the environment. His presentation, expected to hint at what the world can expect from the pope, will be held at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 5, in the O’Shaughnessy Education Center Auditorium on St. Thomas’s campus. The lecture is free and open to the public, and seats can be reserved at ffesymposium.eventbrite.com. The cardinal will be joined at the symposium by other notable Catholic figures. Five bishops, including Bishop Richard Pates of the Diocese of Des Moines, will participate, as will a number of Catholic moral theologians and scholars. Policy experts, such as Jason Adkins of the Minnesota Catholic Conference, Dan Misleh of the Catholic Climate Covenant, and Antony Granado of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, will also take part. About the Symposium The Faith, Food & the Environment Symposium will bring together more than 40 leaders in the fields of agriculture and food production, environmental studies and theology to examine how faith traditions can inform solutions to modern agricultural challenges, such as food shortages, environmental degradation and the ethical use of biotechnology. This year’s symposium is part of a broader initiative called The Vocation of the Agricultural Leader, which aims to provide leaders in the farming and food industries with practical, faithbased principles that can be applied to their daily work. The November event will be followed by an international symposium in Milan, Italy, in 2015. The results of both symposiums will be used to develop a set of resources for the initiative. The symposium is co-hosted by several organizations from the faith, academic and agricultural sectors. Co-hosts include Farmers Union Enterprises (Minnesota Farmers Union, Wisconsin Farmers Union, South Dakota Farmers Union, North Dakota Farmers Union, Montana Farmers Union), The St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity, Catholic Rural Life, the University of St. Thomas, the Center for Catholic Studies at St. Thomas, the Minnesota Catholic Conference, the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, and the International Catholic Rural Association. Week of October 23, 2014 About Catholic Rural Life Catholic Rural Life (CRL) is a 90 year old organization dedicated to applying the teachings of Christ and his Church to the countryside. CRL addresses the most pressing needs of America’s rural communities by focusing on three areas of impact: Stewardship of Creation, Food and Agriculture, and Rural Ministry and Outreach. The organization is committed to the spiritual, social, and economic well-being of rural Catholics, and pursues this end through a number of initiatives, ranging from lay leadership programs for countryside parishes to public policy advocacy on behalf of proprietary and family farmers. CRL is based in St. Paul, Minn., and is led by its executive director, Mr. James Ennis. For more information go to http://www.ncrlc.com/. OH HOLY NIGHT A Family Christmas Concert Benefitting the Programs of Featuring John Angotti & Friends Saturday, December 13, 2014 The Cannon Center for the Performing Arts Memphis, TN 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $15 & $20 PLUS SERVICE CHARGES Order directly through TicketMaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000 The West Tennessee Catholic - 11 Week of October 23, 2014 PROTECTING GOD’S CHILDREN In order to prevent abuse and the devastating consequences for all involved, the Diocese of Memphis is providing information for anyone who needs help. Tennessee Child Abuse Hot Line 1-877-237-0004 Where to get help in the Diocese of Memphis: Shari Lee, LCSW, DCSW - Victim Assistance Coordinator (901) 652-4066 or Dr. Jim Latta, Office of Child and Youth Protection and Professional Responsibility (901) 652-4353 Catholic Cemeteries Memorial Tree Program The Memorial Tree Program offers families an opportunity to remember and honor their loved ones while enhancing the beauty of Historic Calvary and All Saints Cemeteries. NEW Plantings Plant–A–Tree Option A - For a donation of $400 a new tree will be planted in memory of your loved one, and a memorial plaque will be displayed by the tree for a period of ten years. In addition your loved one’s name will be engraved on the Remembrance Plaque on display in Calvary’s Office indefinitely. Plant-A-Tree Option B - For a donation of $250 Plant a Crepe Myrtle, Red Bud, Dog Wood and other Ornamental Trees in memory of a loved one. A memorial plaque will be displayed by the tree for the period of five years. In addition your loved one’s name will be engraved on the remembrance plaque on display in Calvary’s Office indefinitely. EXISTING Planting Adopt-A-Tree - For a donation of $150 an established tree already planted on the grounds may be selected in memory of a loved one. A memorial plaque will be displayed by the tree for a period of three years. How the Money is Used Your money is used for the conservation and enhancement of the Catholic Cemeteries. Not only will your donation offset the purchases of new tree’s and plants for the grounds, your contribution helps maintain the beautiful, natural environment of the Catholic Cemeteries. Your Donation is Tax-Deductible Your contribution is tax deductible. You will receive a written acknowledgement of your donation from the Catholic Cemeteries. For further details, you may wish to contact your tax advisor. Call (901) 948-1529 for more information. Plant a tree today for a loved one! JOB OPENINGS Sacred Heart - Pianist Our Sacred Heart mulitcultural community at 1324 Jefferson Ave, Memphis TN 38104, is looking for a pianist who has an adequate knowledge of Catholic liturgy, who is able to organize weekend English liturgy, other important feast days and holidays of obligation, and multicultural liturgy. For further information, please contact our parish office (901) 726-1891 or Fr. Simon Hoang, SVD (714) 705-3173. St. Paul Catholic School POSITION 1 - After-Care Pre-School Teacher POSITION 2 -Part-time After-Care Pre-School Teacher Responsible for providing supervision and learning experiences for Preschool students between 2:45 p.m. and 5 p.m. Maintains discipline and supervision of students in a supportive and positive climate that develops in each student the skill, attitudes, and knowledge to meet and exceed the curriculum. Qualifications: High school diploma, some college educational courses preferred, 2 years professional experience working with children between the ages of 3 and 5. Send resume/application to: Human Resources, 5828 Shelby Oaks, Memphis, TN 38134. 12 - The West Tennessee Catholic Week of October 23, 2014 “Soul Food” R U Being Fed? Presented by Rev. Benjamin P. Bradshaw, STL Come and join us as we chat about some of these topics. • Are you “spiritual” but not “religious?” • Don’t trust “organized religion”? • Do Catholics still believe in purgatory and hell? • How do we help “fallen away” Catholics? FOUR MONDAYS IN NOVEMBER 2014 VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO HELP MOTHERS READ TO THEIR CHILDREN Mon., Nov. 3 -Why Catholicism is different! Volunteers are needed on Fridays, from 9 a.m. until noon, at the Women’s Jail - East. Volunteers will assist mothers who will read to their children on a CD. The book and the CD are then mailed to the child. Volunteer must pass a background check and attend an orientation session twice a year. For additional information please contact Deacon Bill Davis (901) 487-7238 or [email protected] Mon., Nov. 10 - Helping “Fallen Away” Catholics Mon., Nov. 17 - Thinking “Catholic” in an Anti-Catholic Culture Mon., Nov. 24 - 4 & 4: 4 Marks of the Church & 4 “Last Things” • Church of the Resurrection, 6:30-8:45p.m. (15 minutes of questions) • Contact info: Mrs. Jacky Becker, D.R.E., (901) 794-8970, [email protected] • To Register for Catechist Credit: www.frben.com • Light snacks prior to start time. • Cost: 1 Hail Mary The West Tennessee Catholic - 13 Week of October 23, 2014 Visit our web sponsors. www.cdom.org Divorce Care http://www.cdom.org/CatholicDiocese.php?op=FL_DivorceMinistry Women’s Morning of Spirituality Saturday, February 28, 2015, Church of the Incarnation. National speaker: Teresa Tomeo - http://www.teresatomeo.com; local speaker: Dr. Rocio Diaz, MD WTC News Delivered To Your Email Sign up for The West Tennessee Catholic Email News. A colorful html email will be delivered to your inbox each week with a summary of the latest stories and information. A link to the complete online PDF newspaper is also provided. Go to www. cdom.org and on the bottom of the page click “Subscribe to our mailing list.” You’ll be asked for your email and can choose which publications you would like to receive. 14 - The West Tennessee Catholic Week of October 23, 2014 We prepare students for more than just college. We prepare them for life. Listen to The Catholic Cafe® Saturdays, 3:30 p.m. on WWGM FM 93.1 in the Jackson area; We provide the excellence in academics for which Catholic schools are universally known, and prepare students for the world ahead with the distinct perspective that only a co-ed environment can provide. and on WSIB FM 93.9, in the Selmer area; and on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. on WYVY FM 104.9 in Be enlightened. Union City and at 10 a.m. on KWAM AM 990 in Memphis. Experience SBA for yourself. Catholic | Co-Ed | College Prep Join us for one of our upcoming Visit Days or schedule a tour. To learn more about St. Benedict, visit sbaeagles.org. COPYRIGHT © 2014 If you would like to receive inspirational emails from Bishop J. Terry Steib, SVD and other periodicals such as our Foundations in Faith newsletter, please sign up at www.cdom.org, go to the bottom of the page and click Subscribe to our mailing list. You’ll be asked for your email and can choose which publications you would like to receive. Call 901.260.2873. The West Tennessee Catholic - 15 Week of October 23, 2014 Natural Family Planning The Billings Ovulation Method Totally moral, healthy, and steroid free. Class Series Begins Monday, November 3, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. Catholic Center - Pre-Registration Required Register online at www.cdom.org or call (901) 373-1285. Next class series begins Saturday, January 10, 2015. Parish Social Ministries Fig Tree Camp Love & Learn Immigration Services Come join us for Vespers commemorating ALL SOULS DAY Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 3pm. Historic Calvary Cemetery With the Most Reverend J. Terry Steib presiding. St. Sebastian Veteran Services Genesis House For More Information About Our Programs And Services Please Visit, CCWTN.org Or Call 901-722-4700 Today! 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All Grave Purchases must be paid in full before Monuments or Markers are placed. 15% Down With 12, 24, 36 & 48 Month Interest Free Financing FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL (901) 948—1529 The West Tennessee Catholic - 17 Week of October 23, 2014 Currents in Catholic Spirituality Part two: 16 - 19th Centuries With Monsignor Albert Kirk Saturdays, Nov. 8, 15, & 22 10 am-2 pm Church of the Holy Spirit Rooms 103-104 Please join us as we enter into the great spiritual masters of the following centuries: The 16th with: St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross The 17th with: St. Francis de Sales, Cardinal Berulle, and St. Vincent de Paul The 18th with: Jean Pierre de Caussade Blessed Cardinal Newman, and St. Therese of Lisieux We will examine their writings and learn about the key movements that brought us into the 20th Century. Please register with Cisa Linxwiler at [email protected], so we may send handouts for each class to you. (Or, call Cisa at 754-7146, ext. 30.) currents in catholic spirituality Listen to The Catholic Cafe® Saturdays 3:30 p.m. on WWGM FM 93.1 in the Jackson area and on WSIB FM 93.9 in the Selmer area; part two: 16 - 19 th and on Sundays at 8:30 a.m. centuries with Monsignor on WYVY FM 104.9 in Union City and at 10 a.m. on KWAM AM 990 in Memphis. albert Kirk Completion of Part I of this series is not necessary for attendance in Part II. Diocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting Church of the Holy Spirit • 2300 Hickory Crest Drive • Memphis, TN 38119 • 901-754-7146 2014 Catholic Scouting Retreat Featuring If you would like to receive inspirational emails from Bishop J. Terry Steib, SVD and other periodicals such as our Foundations in Faith newsletter, please sign up at www.cdom.org, go to the bottom of the page and click Subscribe to our mailing list. You’ll be asked for your email and can choose which publications you would like to receive. 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