C. Alexander “Sandy” McDonald Pastor Javier Heredia Parochial Vicar Barbara Cole Principal SJN School - 788-1367 DIOCESE OF CHARLESTON St. John Neumann Catholic Church 100 Polo Road Columbia, SC 29223 30TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME OCTOBER 26, 2014 Silvia Goodman Parish Secretary [email protected] Parish Office and School Location and Mailing Address 721 Polo Road Columbia, SC 29223 Office Hours Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Telephone Church Office: 788-0811 Gillin Hall: 788-1478 MASS SCHEDULE Saturday - 5:15 p.m. Sunday 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 12:00 noon 5:00 p.m. Monday - 12:00 noon Tuesday - 9:00 a.m. Wednesday - 12:00 noon Thursday - 12:00 noon, Friday - 12:00 noon Spanish Sunday 2:00 p.m. Thursday 7:00 p.m. WELCOME We welcome all newcomers to our parish family and request that you register at the Parish Office. Parish membership is required to: be a sponsor be married in the parish have a child baptized qualify for parishioner tuition at St. John Neumann School BAPTISM Call the parish office at 788-3252 ext. 18 for information. MARRIAGE The Diocese of Charleston requires preparation for marriage to begin at least six months prior to the wedding date. Call Fr. Sandy at 788-0811 to make arrangements . PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN St. John Neumann Church and the Diocese of Charleston are committed to the protection of children. Here are important numbers: Diocesan Victim Assistance Minister - (800) 921-8122 Diocesan Office of Child Protection Services - (843) 853-2130 ext. 209 Safe Environment Coordinator - Cherie Smith 788-3252 ext. 21 Korean 7:00 p.m. (2nd & 3rd Saturdays) Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturday - 4:15-5:00 p.m. and by appointment RECONCILIATION Confessions: Saturday 4:15 – 5:00 p.m. or by appointment (call 788-0811 to make arrangements). WEBSITE www.stjohnneumannsc.com Bulletin deadline: Noon Wednesday Send print-ready information to [email protected] PARISH MISSION STATEMENT “To strive together to be Christ for each other and our neighbor.” Altar Flowers The flowers in the church this weekend are in loving memory of Wyatt Vallee. Given by the Vallee Family The Columbiettes present Father Jeffrey Kirby Vicar of Vocations for the Diocese on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at St. John Neumann Church Come and listen to Father Kirby discuss his new book Lord, Teach Us to Pray* Don’t Forget to Change Your Clock and Your Battery For 2014 the time to "fall back" will occur at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 2. At that moment time will go back one hour to 1:00 a.m. as it reverts to Standard Time. Also, local fire departments remind you that in conjunction with the changing of the clocks to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. Sandwich Sunday The Sandwich Committee makes sandwiches for the needy on the second Sunday of every month. The next date is Sunday, November 9. Sandwiches can be made in Gillin Hall after any Mass or they can be made in advance and left in the refrigerator in the kitchen. Sandwiches are donated to the Oliver Gospel Mission. Please call Tom & Dorothy Loiodice at 736-6453 for more information. SJN School Auction The SJN School Auction is November 8. Get your tickets soon! Trip to Billy Graham Library St. Joseph Senior Life Group would like to invite everyone for a bus trip to Charlotte to visit the Billy Graham Library & Museum and the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens on December 12, 2014. Cost: $80 includes transportation, admission, boxed meal and gratuity for driver. Deposit of $40 due by October 31. For information/ registration please call Sister Julienne Guy at 540-1901. The session will begin at 10:30 a.m. Followed by Lunch and Book Signing Tickets are $20.00 each and include lunch *Books will be available for $10.00 For tickets contact Sandi Verzwyvelt [email protected] or 803-736-1833 Betsy Schneider [email protected] or 803-269-1499 All Saints’ Day Mass, Saturday, November 1, at 9:00 a.m. We will celebrate All Souls’ Day at the regular weekend Masses. Altar Server Training Altar Server training will be held on November 8, 10:30 a.m. in the church. Please contact Chris Scott at [email protected] Financial Contributions We fulfill the commandment to love our neighbor when we exercise good stewardship—joyfully sharing our gifts of life, abilities, and resources to meet our neighbor’s need. Offertory - $18,681.73 Propagation of the Faith - $2,823.91 Children Stewardship - $15.00 Cardinal Newman School Open House While visitors are welcome every single day at Cardinal Newman School, a special Open House will be held on Wednesday, November 5 and Thursday, November 6 from 6-8 PM, 4701 Forest Drive. Students, faculty and coaches will assemble in one convenient location to meet guests and to answer questions. Guests will also learn about our new campus scheduled to open in the fall of 2015. Invite your friends so they can see why families from across the Midlands have chosen Cardinal Newman to help them prepare their children for college – and for life. For more information, Please contact our Admissions Office at (803) 782-2814 or [email protected] St. John Neumann Catholic School The Month of the Rosary at SJN To celebrate the month of the rosary, St. John Neumann students will participate in The Living Rosary on October 28th. The students will gather in the school gym at 9:30, and led by the sixth grade classes, will recite the beautiful prayers together. It will be a special time of prayer for the boys, girls, and their teachers. If you have never seen this special prayer service led by our student body, you are missing a truly wonderful and inspirational opportunity. We would love to have you come and join us in our prayer offerings to God. If you were unable to pray with us on this morning, please take time to come by the school yourself and enjoy a moment of quiet meditation in our beautiful Rosary Garden or participate in The Living Rosary the students will host in the spring. Our Reading Night was a big success. This year’s visit to the Middle Ages brought out all of our knights and ladies, eager to show off their reading prowess. The enthusiastic participation from our SJN families made this one of our best reading activities ever! Thank you to all of you who came and purchased books from our Book Fair to encourage reading in your own families. Students will be enjoying these beautiful fall days as school will be closed for Parent Conferences on the evening of October 30 and all day on the 31st. Teachers and parents enjoy this special time to share their children’s progress. Big night coming up! Mark your calendars for November. The 8th will be the annual SJN Auction Night. This will be our 25th anniversary celebration so special activities are in store. Be sure to come and share in the fun! Parish Calendar October 25-November 1 Saturday, October 25 9:00 am Adoration Church 1:00 pm Eagle Scout Ceremony Cafeteria Sunday, October 26 6:30 pm Youth Ministry Teen Room Monday, October 27 9:30 am Liturgy Committee 4:30 pm Tai Chi 5:30 pm Legion of Mary Gillin Hall Gillin Hall Teen Room Tuesday, October 28 9:30 am Cenacle of Mary Church 10:30 am Exercise Class Gillin Hall 2:00 pm My Catholic Faith Teen Room 7:00 pm RCIA Teen Room 7:00 pm Open Heart Prayer Group Gillin Hall 7:00 pm Theology of the Body Room 22 Wednesday, October 29 6:30 pm Christian Formation School 6:30 pm Adult Bible Study Room 17 6:30 pm English Second Language Gym Thursday, October 30 2-7 pm Adoration 4:00 pm Bible Study 4:30 pm Tai Chi Church Teen Room Gillin Hall Friday, October 31 9-2 Recycle for Charity 10:30 am Exercise Class 7:00 pm Swing Dance Gillin Hall Gillin Hall Cafeteria/Gym Saturday, November 1 9:00 am All Saints Day Mass Church NO ADORATION TODAY All Saints’ Day Mass, Saturday, November 1, at 9:00 a.m. We will celebrate All Souls’ Day at the regular weekend Masses. If you would you like to receive the Bulletin by e-mail, send an e-mail to [email protected] with Bulletin Sign-up in the subject line. November 1 Date Time Nov 1 9:00 am Ministers of Communion Brian and Shelly Dunphy, Sharon Lukacs, Michael Loser, Piedad Sanyer All Saints Day Lectors Lorraine Davis, Gary Ries Altar Servers Patrick Clark, Tyler Clark, Peter Van Ushers Tom Palmer, Martin Piepoli, Leo Sassani November 1 & 2 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time Date Time Ministers of Communion Lectors Altar Servers Ushers Nov 1 5:15 p.m. Judy Shaurette, Jim and Sandra Cecere, Jim and Mary Jo Lawracy, Kathryn Taylor, Mark Jones Amanda IrizarriGonzalez, Ericka Wooten Lauren Hunter, Lextyn Petz, Jacob Joseph Cecere Ozzie, Arroyo, Bob Auman, Glenn Blackshear Nov 2 8:00 a.m. Cloria Faiivae, Jose Montoya, Josephine Montoya, Estelle Firth, Rita Bonifas, Robert DeBenedetto, Sharon Gaskin Linda Catarino, Melissa Loiselle Christine Encarnacion, Rikki George, Andrew Scott Jack Black, Roger Catarino, Eric Cleaves Ricardo Gutierrez, Teresa Capps, Elizabeth La Branche, Elizabeth Kane, Betty Richitelli, Cirilo Santana, Ann Shelek Doris Harvey, Victoria Harvey, Jeanne Siegers, Janice Coty, Cheri Ebbrecht, Jan and Richard Wright Alice Pineda, Kevin Williams Claire Stephan, Ian Stephan, Tristan Britton Pete Liunoras, Roger Santos, Tessie Kenerson Suzann Froelich, Lorraine Jackman Hillary Onyango, Daniel Owuor, Kaitlyn Froelich Anthony Broussard, Mike George, Greg Risinger Kathleen Wilkes, Sandi and Lynn Verzwyvelt, Luis and Fatima Bucheli Kristy Kalwajtys, Sarah Fabrizio Christopher Eddy, Daniel Eddy, Frank Boysia Ushers Needed 10:00 a.m. 12:00 noon 5:00 p.m. Youth Ministry HIGH SCHOOL Youth Ministry JR. HIGH All are welcome to join us for youth group this weekend! 5:00-Mass at the Church 6:15-Dinner (Bring your own) 6:45-8:15- Youth Night 8:15-9-Dodgeball The next confirmation class is on November 5, in the cafeteria from 6:30-7:45 p.m. If any parishioners, groups, or restaurants are interested in sponsoring and/or coordinating meals for our young people, please contact Chelsea Breeden. All 7th and 8th graders are invited to come to EDGE Wednesday night from 6:30-7:45 p.m. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chelsea Breeden. [email protected] 803.575.0081 Ushers Needed The Parish Nurse will be in Gillin Hall on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. until noon. If you need to contact the Parish Nurse, please contact her at 413-4797 [email protected] Please check the bulletin board in Gillin Hall for information about various health-related issues. If you need a CPR or First Aid Class, please contact Wendy Bobadilla at 413-4797. Looking for ways to decrease stress, maybe you want to change up your workout routine? Start a workout routine? We offer Tai Chi class Mondays and Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. in Gillin Hall. Everyone is welcome to attend. The class is free. For questions, please call Wendy at 413-4797. Looking for something fun to do? Want to change up your workout routine? Start a workout routine? The Arthritis Exercise Class might be just what you are looking for. This class is offered on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:30 a.m. in Gillin Hall. The class involves a lot of stretching and can be done sitting or standing or a combination of both. The class is free. For questions, please call Wendy at 413-4797. The Parish Nurse is a Benefit Bank Counselor. This means that she can do a “Quick Check” to see if you may be eligible for extra help, from programs like food stamps (SNAP program), Medicaid, and other assistance programs. She can also help you fill out the forms for these programs. Please call Wendy at 413-4797 for questions or to make an appointment. Free Eye Screening & Glasses (if needed). Where: Richland County Health Department, Midlands Eye Clinic. When: 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month. Eligibility requirements: 1) Adult 18 yrs and older, 2) Live in Richland or Fairfield Counties, 3)Under 200% of the poverty level, 4) Proof of income, 5) Picture ID. The Midlands Dental Initiative is now accepting uninsured dental patients. It is their goal to reduce the number of dental patients in the ER, so they have created a network of local dentists that will perform emergency extractions to relieve dental pain and discomfort at no charge to the patient. Patients must be a resident of Richland, Lexington or Fairfield County, meet low income requirements and have no dental insurance. For more information or to become a patient, contact Richland Care at 803-296-2220. PLEASE DO NOT DOUBLE PARK IN THE UPPER PARKING LOT. IT CAN DELAY LIFESAVING TREATMENT. When there is an emergency at the church, the Fire Department & Ambulance come to the Upper Parking Lot. When people Double Park, or park at the end of the rows where there are no parking lines emergency vehicles cannot get in or out in a timely manner. If Emergency Vehicles are at the church, please do not try to leave until after they are gone. Ushers are needed for the Sunday 5:00 p.m. Mass in the church. Please help by spending a few minutes on any given weekend as an usher. No formal training is required —just a willingness to help with this important and rewarding ministry. Ushers are asked to arrive 30 minutes before Mass and they do not need to serve every week. If interested, or for questions, please call Sal Iacolino at 788-5462. World Priest Day Please join Worldwide Marriage Encounter and The Family life office of the Diocese Of Charleston in celebrating and affirming the men who commit their lives to the Lord and the Church in the Sacrament of Holy Orders. Worldwide Marriage Encounter, concurrently with Serra Club’s Priesthood Sunday, honors our priests on World Priest Day, October 26, 2014. Please take this opportunity to thank and affirm your priests who live out their call to serve as Jesus does, in self-giving love for all. Rachel’s Vineyard There are a few spots left for the next Rachel's Vineyard Retreat, a confidential and non-judgmental weekend retreat to help post abortive women and men heal from their abortion experience, The weekend will be November 7-9, 2014 in Rock Hill, SC. For more information, contact Christy 803 554 6088 or Kathy 803 546 6010 or [email protected] 2nd Annual Teddy Bear Project Please support the St. John Neumann Children's Liturgy in its efforts to help young children in need. Last year’s Teddy Bear Project was a wonderful success. Your support, once again, this year will be greatly appreciated. What to Donate: The project is collecting toys, books, stuffed animals, etc. These may be new or gently used (items your children no longer use). Where to Donate: Please put donations in the box in Gillin Hall labeled Children's Liturgy Teddy Bear Project. This project will last through November 9. All toys collected will be donated to Carolina Children’s Home Counselor Center, The Ronald McDonald House, and Richland County Sheriff Department. Thank you for helping demonstrate the value of sharing with the children of the parish. Veterans Day & US Flag Retirement Ceremony St John Neumann Catholic School Gymnasium 721 Polo Road, Columbia, South Carolina Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 2:15 PM ST JOHN NEUMANN CATHOLIC SCHOOL ……Duty, Honor, Country……. Please join us for a ceremony to honor our veterans and our national flag. All veterans and parishioners are invited. This event is cosponsored by St John Neumann Catholic School and Knights of Columbus. Bring along your worn n’ torn US Flags. We’ll dispose of them properly. (Points of contact: Ed Hogue, [email protected], 803-348-1260; Don Rinzel, [email protected], 803-865-0896; SJNCS, 803-788-1367) SPONSORED BY "Uncommon Search for Common Ground" EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC † Mass Intentions October 25-November 2 † Date Time Name Requested by Saturday, October 25 Sunday, October 26 5:15 pm 8:00 am 10:00 am 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 12:00 noon 9:00 am 12:00 noon 12:00 noon 12:00 noon 9:00 am 5:15 pm 8:00 am 10:00 am 12:00 noon 5:00 pm Ashlea Benson † For the Parish Steve Shellenberg † Anna McGregor Fr. Frederick Masad Wyatt Vallee † Joan Mastrion † John Carswell Smith † Dr. Al Matawaran † Andree Harmalik Coracy † Mary Jane West † No Intentions All Saints’ Day No Intentions All Souls’ Day No Intentions All Souls’ Day No Intentions All Souls’ Day No Intentions All Souls’ Day Ashlea’s grandparents Monday, October 27 Tuesday, October 28 Wednesday, October 29 Thursday, October 30 Friday, October 31 Saturday, November 1 Sunday, November 2 Please pray for the sick: Alex and Eden Sean Abbott Brigitte Adams Barb Alberini Patrick Allen Angelo Anelli Marianne Anelli Benjamin Basil Valentina Bastias Ken Beck Eugene Berendsen Norm Betzer Bridgett Boher Jeri Boysia Donald Breihan Steve Brown Bob Bugge Rowan Bustamante Rose Cabot Gladys Coakley Georgine Collins Barbara-Jay Cornelia Chang Wi Chi Elaine Coakley Karen Davies Maggie DeBorde Millie DeGarcia Patrick Donovan Barbara Elgin Mary Ann Ellison Josepha Elzarad Bing Fores Carmen Flores Jackie Foley Dean Gahagen Melvin Gordon Jimmy Green Lorraine Gullifer Debbie Gurski Buenaventura Hassell Casey Hicks Santina Rose Hwward Lorraine Immekus Faye Johns Jimmy Keadle David Kirvan Karen Kohut Kerri Kohut Craig Luccy Bernie Maraghy Theresa Mason Chad McKay Patrick McLaughlin Janice Melvin Nympha Miguel Roberto L Molinary, Sr. Gloria Neumann Larry O’Brian Meighan Parsh Edward Pelc Alex Petroff Faye Price Vivian Quenga Helena Richard Randolph Richard Zachary Rinzel Gloria Rosario Frank Sarnowski Jean Schemel Hayden Schmidt Eleanor Sotelo David Sotelo Dr. Scott Sweazy Jeffrey Wagner Robert Watts Cecelia Whitley Lillie Wilson Mary Ann Wilson Helmut Wirth Lawrence Wright, Jr. Allan Zych Diane Junis Pace Family Rizalino Mandanas Vallee Family Mike and Maureen Ward Michael and Salley Grosso Lety Matawaran Mom and Dad Somjit Morlan and Family Daily Readings for the Week The readings are included each week for parishioners unable to join us for daily or Sunday Masses. October 26– November 1 Sunday: ex 22:20-26, ps 18:2-3, 3-4, 47, 51, 1 thes 1:5c-10, mt 22:34-40 Monday: eph 4:32-5:8, ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6, lk 13:10-17, Tuesday: eph 2:19-22, ps 19:2-3, 4-5, lk 6:12-16 Wednesday: eph 6:1-9, ps 145:10-11, 12-13ab, 13cd-14, lk 13:2230 Thursday: eph 6:10-20, ps 144:1b, 2, 9-10, lk 13:31-35 Friday: phil 1:1-11, ps 111:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, lk 14:1-6 Saturday: rv 7:2-4, 9-14, ps 24:1bc-2, 3-4ab, 5-6, 1 jn 3:1-3, mt 5:1 -12a Hospital and Nursing Home Visits Due to privacy laws, Father may not know that you (or a family member) have been hospitalized or moved into a nursing home. Please call the parish office at 788-0811 to let him know. Moving? If you are moving, please notify the parish secretary. Call 788-0811 or e-mail [email protected] Thank you! Devotion Opportunities Spend One Hour with Me – Adoration: Thursday 2:00–6:50 p.m. and Saturday 9:00–10:00 a.m. The Rosary: Sunday, 9:15 a.m. The Divine Mercy Chaplet: After Monday noon Mass Prayer List To have someone included in the Bulletin prayer list, call the parish office at 788-0811 or e-mail [email protected] S P O N S O R E D B Y T HE F R I E ND S O F TH E E ARTH M I NIS TRY Recycle for Charity What We Need: SC Oncology: Head scarves, caps, winter hats, puzzles Habitat for Humanity Restore: Doors, windows, cabinets, sinks, light fixtures, hinges, door knobs, building materials, etc. Oliver Gospel Mission: Winter outerwear and other clothing items, travel-sized toiletry The Lions Club: Eyeglasses, eyeglass cases, hearing aids Pawmetto Lifeline: Pet beds, bedding (comforters, blankets, bedspreads), pet carriers, dog collars, dog and cat toys, dog and cat food (even open bags of food), etc. Sistercare: Everything to set up housekeeping: bed sheets blankets, comforters, bedspreads, pillows, pillowcases, kitchenware, toys (such as balls of any kind, bats, gloves), hanging pictures, diapers, baby-bath products, cell phones, paper towels, cleaning supplies, nonperishable food, etc. Please check the organizations’ websites for complete wish lists. Where: Gillin Hall When: Saturday, November 1 Time: 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Please bring your reusable and clean items to Gillin Hall. Participating charities will be collecting between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Sistercare needs items to set up housekeeping. Think kitchenware, bedding, small appliances, cleaning supplies and toilet paper. They will also be collecting used cell phones. Habitat for Humanity Restore needs building materials. SC Oncology needs head coverings for cancer patients. The Lions Club needs eyeglasses and hearing aids (new or used). Oliver Gospel Mission needs new or gently used winter outerwear or other clothing items, and travel-sized toiletry. Pawmetto Lifeline needs pet supplies, including bedding and food. If you have questions, please e-mail Marie Bloise at [email protected] Books from Fr. Masad’s collection will be on sale. And the Lions Club will be selling brooms made by the blind and visually impaired.
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