Welcome to our parish! Fr. David Ruby

Welcome to our parish!
As pastor, I hope we can enrich your experience as much as you enrich ours.
Fr. David Ruby
Michael Wolfe
Ella Miller
Florian Kwaterski
Harriet Redelin
Leonard Wiltgen
Leland Vertz
Rev. Chester Cappucci
Guillermo Simental
John Sargent
Allan Miller
Susan Casey
George Kufrin
Sally Kiehnau
Josef Burkart
Charles Maudsley
Merlyn Cox
George LeClair
Bessie Remiszewski
Rita Finley
James Sargent
Gary Straub
Mildred Sawyer
Monday, November 3
Morning Prayer-8:00 am-FC
Prayer Shawl Meeting-1:00 pm-SB
Tuesday, November 4
Scripture Class-8:30 am-SB
Cemetery Remembrance Walk-8:45 am-SB
Pray the Rosary-12:00 pm-BH
St Mary of the Lake Altar & Rosary Sodality-12:30 pm-BH
Flying Solo Event-Carpool 1:30 pm-BH
Knights of Columbus Meeting-7:30 am-BH
Wednesday November 5
Worship Committee Meeting-1:30 pm-EH Office
Faith Formation-Grades 1-8-4:00-5:30 pm-BH
Faith Formation-Confirmation Class-6:30-8:30 pm-BH
Faith Formation-Grade 9-7:00-8:30 pm-BH
Thursday, November 6
CRHP Team #8-9:30 am-SB
Reconciliation-5:00-6:00 pm-BH
United Way & Neighbor to Neighbor Craft Night6:00 pm-FC
Friday, November 7
Eucharistic Adoration Sub-Committee Meeting-2:00 pm-EH
Saturday, November 8
Blood Pressure Screening-after 4 pm Mass-FC
Saturday-Sunday, November 9-10
CRHP Weekend
Power of One Food Collection
Stewardship Sunday
For Online Giving to our parish, please go to www.stellamarisparish.com and click on
“Giving to the Parish Electronically” on the front page.
Stella Maris Mission Statement
“Stella Maris Parish, guided by our patron, lives and shares the mission of Jesus Christ"
Website: www.stellamarisparish.com
The Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed-November 2, 2014
2| Welcome to Stella Maris in Baileys Harbor, Egg Harbor, Fish Creek, Jacksonport, Sister Bay & Washington Island
Dear Fellow Parishioners
This weekend, we continue our preparation for death as we talk about concretely
making funeral plans. While our society
usually denies death and does not want to
make plans for death little alone talk about
it in any way, we Christians do not mind
talking about or planning for death because
we have the confidence that death is merely
a transition to living in heaven with God
and all those who are united with Him forever. Even with this confidence in our faith
and what happens to us when we die, we do
believe that there are better ways of handling the final transition of our lives. First
as I said, we take the time to arrange our
funeral and burial. That is best done by
meeting with the funeral director and parish
staff. When that is done, there are a number of factors to take into account. Although the Catholic Church does not condemn or ban cremation, it does have reasons for preferring an actual funeral and
burial because we better honor the person
with their body present.
Because our culture does not like to deal
with death, it does not do well with helping
people through the grieving process. The
church has been in the death business for
2000 years and has experience with helping
people with grieving. Actually more primitive cultures do a much better job than
modern ones. We think that we are too
busy with more important things to deal
with death and yet there is nothing more
important in life than death to deal with.
There is little that scares us more while
helping us to put our lives in perspective
and help us to learn how to live our lives
well. One of the most important practices
is to make sure that we honor the person
soon after they die. We cannot grieve if we
do not take the time with their funeral or
service right away. The person’s death will
be an open wound until it is given the
chance to begin to heal in the open air. In
that time, we give the person and the preparations our full attention, time and energy.
The old practices have great value. Visitation the night before the funeral greatly
helps people to acknowledge the reality of
the loss while receiving the support, love
and encouragement of family and friends.
There is such a need for us to affirm the
reality of the situation which seems so unreal while doing it in a comforting and
compassionate social environment. The
funeral itself is best done with a body so
that we can pay our respects to the actual
person. Before the funeral mass starts we
finish with our recollections and memorial
so that we can allow the funeral mass itself
to carry us through the suffering, death and
resurrection of Jesus Christ. In that experience, we not only experience new life for
the departed but also for ourselves. The
burial puts finality to the death so that we
can feel it is time to move on with our
lives. That never means that we forget but
that the transition to a different way of relating to the person is complete. The meal
is the beginning of our moving on with the
help of others to a new way of living and
relating. It is not easy but easier than if
done poorly.
In Christ’s love,
Fr. Dave Ruby, Pastor
Faith Formation
Christian Service & Responsibility
Washington Island Catechists
As I met with the catechists on Washington
Island, I realized they are a unique group
consisting of: Larry Kahlscheuer-Grade 10,
Sue Dompke-Grade 9, Peg Nikolai-Grade
6, Marleen Johnson-Grade 4, Evelyn
Kirchner-Grade 2, and Krista
Gunnlaugsonn-Grade 1. It was obvious that this small group is
filled with dedication, creativity, faithfulness and the Holy Spirit.
Many have been teaching the Stella Maris Parish island children for
years adapting to a different grade almost every year as their students advance to the next grade. Lesson meeting times vary for
each catechist. One told me they share a Saturday breakfast and
then work on the lesson at hand. The largest class is only two students! The one-on-one interaction definitely creates an environment
of trust…a trust that nourishes a strong relationship between catechist, student and God. May God continue to bless these catechists
and students on Washington Island. – Linda Cummer/Faith Formation Coordinator
What will the next book club read be? You ar e invited to attend
the Faith Formation Book Club meeting on Monday, November
10th, 10 am at the Sister Bay site and help decide! There are many
considerations including “Jesus” by Fr. James Martin S.J. in which
he describes his tour of the holy land going exactly as he believes
Jesus travelled…a very interesting road. At this meeting, prior to
the next selection choice, the group will finish discussing the present book read on Pope Francis. The book club has been well received by parishioners (presently 14 members). Everyone is invited, so come and join the book talks! Questions? Call Jim Stollenwerk, Faith Formation committee member, for answers at
(920) 854-5640.
If you are in financial need Stella Maris needs to help you.
Please call the parish office or speak with Father Ruby.
Upcoming Mission Trips-please consider joining us November
20-St. John's Homeless Shelter in Green Bay to work a 3 hour
evening shift. Space is limited to 7. April 28-May 1, 2015. Su
Casa Catholic Worker House in Chicago. Su Casa is a place of
healing and hope for displaced Hispanic families. As we work and
eat alongside the residents and participate in the daily work of
maintaining the house we will learn more about immigration, poverty and the Catholic Worker movement. Space is limited to 15. If
you are interested or have questions on either of these trips, call Jan
Liss at (920) 839-2630.
Health & Wellness
“Living Healthy is a Prayer”
Living with disease is so very hard. Illness can cause unwelcome change in our appearance, our energy level, our physical and /
or mental abilities and our attitudes. Living with disease can be
very discouraging.
The Book of Malachi describes "a scroll of remembrance" on
which was recorded the names of those who loved the Lord Who
called them "my special people". The psalms recount over and
over how God sees us as His Special Treasure. Even when our
bodies are dressed in the ravages wrought by disease, God sees
only our beauty, our faithfulness, our membership in His kingdom.
In the story of The Prince and the Pauper, although the prince
and the pauper exchanged clothes, the prince remained royalty, the
apple of his father's eye. We remain God's special treasure whose
love sustains us daily and Who promises us that our present troubles will end and be replaced by an eternity of love.
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Parish Life & Upcoming Events
WEBSITE: http://www.stellamarisparish.com/ Curious
about what The Flying Solo Society is? On the center top,
click News. and scroll down.
knitters and crocheters are invited to join in this ministry
meeting to be held from 1:00-3:00 pm on Monday, November 3, 2014 at our Sister Bay site, in Conf. Room
2. Patterns and instructions are available. Only requirement for this group is to bring a smile. For additional information,
please contact: Dixie Van Vorous (920) 854-7502.
JOIN THE FLYING SOLO SOCIETY- single, divorced or widowed parishioners who meet monthly for support, camaraderie and
fun. Our next meeting is this Tuesday, November 4. We will be
going to a matinee at the Sturgeon Bay Cinema on Alabama Street
called St. Vincent—a Bill Murray comedy. Showtime is expected
between 2:15-2:45 pm, but you can call (920) 743-3569 for exact
show-time. Meet us at the theater in Sturgeon Bay or join a carpool
at 1:30 pm at the Baileys Harbor church site. Questions? Call the
Stella Maris Office or Becky Nash, Pastoral Associate at (920) 8683241 or (920) 421-3332.
ing volunteer experience at one of many locations. Nov. 21-Dec.
24. Call Nancy (920) 883-7886 or Russ (920) 854-9471.
Scripture class in Sister Bay will be studying the Gospel according
to St. Mark, the gospel readings for Ordinary time during Year B.
We will be using the Little Rock Scripture Study course. All are
welcome to attend. If you wish to join us on a regular basis, contact Sylvia Kostiuk at (920) 868-2821 so that we can order the St.
Mark Text and Commentary with the accompanying Study Guide.
vulnerable or helpless, no matter how young or old, no matter how
healthy, handicapped or sick, no matter how useful or productive
for society - is a being of inestimable worth created in the image
and likeness of God. This is the dignity of America...the ultimate
test of her greatness: to respect every human person, especially the
weakest and most defenseless ones, those of yet unborn.' Saint
John Paul II, "Apostolic Journey to the United States and Canada:
Farewell Ceremony,“ September 19, 1987.
Spiritual Reflections
Prayer Styles (continued)
prayer, in the morning, make a list of
holidays comes the sound of Salvation Army bell
of God, Find God in the
ringing! Help neighbors in need with a little of
traditional prayers and devotions, Create a Prayer Calendar; plan a
your time! DC families needing assistance benefit
specific action to deepen your relationship with God
from the proceeds of local ringing. Enjoy a rewardYou like the Mathematical-Logical style of prayer.
5| -The Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed-November 2, 2014
Worship & Music Column
As you know, this weekend the Commemoration of All
Souls is being celebrated at all our Masses. Then, next
weekend, November 8 & 9, another Feast falls on a Sunday and supersedes the usual liturgy in Ordinary Time.
The Feast is the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica. Why
is it being celebrated instead of the Thirty-Second Sunday
in Ordinary Time? Here’s some information that might be
This church was dedicated on November 9, 324 by Pope
St. Sylvester and is the earliest basilica in Christianity. It
was originally named the Basilica of Our Savior, but soon
became known as the Basilica of St. John Lateran. The
Laterani family originally owned the land the church was
built upon and the adjoining baptistery was named for St.
John the Baptist, so that is how it came to be known as the
Lateran Basilica.
This Basilica has gone through much through the centuries. The first church dedicated in 324 was plundered by
the Vandals in the 400’s. An earthquake almost destroyed
it in 896, but it was rebuilt. A devastating fire burned it in
the 1200’s. It was rebuilt, then fire burned it down again
in 1360 and Pope Urban V rebuilt it again. The present
Basilica was built in 1646 and was commissioned by Pope
Innocent X. According to tradition, a small wooden table
in which St. Peter celebrated Mass in Rome lies beneath
the main altar.
Liturgies of the Week
Saturday, November 1-All Saints Day
**Fish Creek 9:00 am-DR
†Nick Freund
Fish Creek 4:00 pm-DR
†John Sargent
Sunday, November 2-The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls Day)
Jacksonport 8:00 am-DR
†Deceased Members of Saint
Sister Bay 10:00 am-DR
†Kathleen Piatek
Washington Island 2:00 pm-DR Members of Stella Maris
Monday, November 3
Fish Creek 8:00 am
Morning Prayer
Tuesday, November 4-Saint Charles Borromeo, Bishop
Sister Bay 8:00 am-DR
†James Champeau
Wednesday, November 5
Fish Creek 8:00 am-DR
†Fr. Quentin Heck
Thursday, November 6
Sister Bay 8:00 am-DR
†Harriet Redelin
Friday, November 7
Jacksonport 8:00 am-DR
†Fred & Hilda Vertz
Saturday, November 8
Fish Creek 4:00 pm-DR
†Members of Stella Maris
Sunday, November 9
Jacksonport 8:00 am-DR
†Lillian Buchanan
Sister Bay 10:00 am-DR
†Bill Walter
Washington Island 2:00 pm-DR †Robert J. Swanson
DR=Fr. David Ruby
In the 1700’s, Pope Clement XII had the following Latin
inscription added to the Basilica: “omnium ecclesiarum
Urbis et Orbis mater et caput” ….which means, “the mother and head of all churches of Rome and the world.” It is a
reminder that we are members of the Roman Catholic
The importance of this Basilica is that it is the cathedral
church of the Diocese of Rome and is the official seat of
the Bishop of Rome, who is the Pope.
Patricia Sandoval/Santiago Jauregui
November 15, 2014-2:30 pm-Baileys Harbor
Sources: Ordo (Order of Prayer in the Liturgy of the
Hours and Celebration of the Eucharist), Give us This
Day, Today’s Liturgy & Living Liturgy for Sundays and
Pope Francis says: “The Gospel, radiant with the glory of
Christ’s Cross, constantly invites us to rejoice” (The joy of
the Gospel #5). Next Sunday we are celebrating Stewardship Sunday throughout the Green Bay Diocese. The
theme is Make a Joyful Noise. Would others know that I
am rejoicing by my life of gratitude, or by my prayer, service and sharing at Stella Maris and in the community?
Would Jesus know? Authentic joy is inseparable from our
relationship with God. As we grow in our relationship
with Christ, our lives more fully express that joy. We become disciples that imitate the love and generosity of our
Savior. In this “becoming,” we can’t help but Make a Joyful Noise!
Readings for the Week of November 2
Wis 3:1-9/Rom 5:5-11 or Rom 6:3-9/Jn 6:3740
Phil 2:1-4/Lk 14:12-14
Phil 2:5-11/Lk 14:15-24
Wednesday: Phil 2:12-18/Lk 14:25-33
Thursday: Phil 3:3-8a/Lk 15:1-10
Phil 3:17-4:1/Lk 16:1-8
Phil 4:10-19/Lk 16:9-15
Next Sunday: Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12/1 Cor 3:9c-11, 16-17/Jn
©Liturgical Publications Inc
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Pastor Reverend David Ruby
[email protected]
Egg Harbor Office (920) 868-3241
PO Box 49, 7710 State Hwy 42,
Egg Harbor, WI 54209
E-mail: [email protected]
Fax (920) 868-1481
Web site: www.stellamarisparish.com
Office hours: (Mon-Fri) 8:00-12:00 & 12:30-4:30
Pastoral Associate Becky Nash
[email protected]
Worship and Music Minister Kathy Sedan
[email protected]
Bookkeeper/Wedding Contact/LoSEC (Local Safe Environment Coordinator) Jim Slomski [email protected]
Receptionist/Secretary/Bulletin Editor
Lorie Orthober [email protected]
Normal Bulletin Deadline - Wednesday, 9am
Faith Formation Coordinator-Linda Cummer
[email protected] (920) 421-2195
Parish Membership
Stella Maris Parish is delighted
when new people want to join
our parish and gladly welcomes
them into our faith community.
Contact the parish office.
Infant Baptism
The baptism of new babies and
young children revitalizes our
faith community. Please contact the parish office to make
arrangements for baptism.
Adult Initiation
The Catholic Church is always
enriched whenever any adult
chooses to be Catholic. Adults
wishing to be baptized, or baptized adults wishing to be confirmed, the RCIA program is
rament on the 1st Thursday of
the month from 5:00-6:00 pm at
our Baileys Harbor site (except
holidays) and by appointment.
Sacrament of Matrimony
A faith-filled wedding is a joyful time for the couple and the
parish. Our parish wants to
have all weddings here be the
best possible. The couple must
meet with the pastor before a
date can be reserved. Please
contact the parish office at least
12 months in advance to begin
Ministry to the Sick
Everyone needs extra compassion and care when his or her
health is not at its best. As a
parish, we try to meet that need.
Communal anointing Masses
take place twice yearly, with
God’s great mercy is something individual anointing done when
requested. Parishioners in the
to be celebrated. Ritually we
hospital, nursing home or other
Catholics experience God’s
unconditional love in the sacra- institution are encouraged to
notify the office to arrange for
ment of reconciliation. Our
pastor is available for this sac- visits or communion.
Faith Community Nurse-Mary Fulwiler
[email protected] (920) 421-4997
Secretary Trustee-Sharon Brabson
[email protected]
MORNING PRAYER: Monday-8:00 am, Fish Creek
Treasurer Trustee-Richard Dannhausen
[email protected]
SCRIPTURE CLASS: Tuesday mornings after the 8:00 am
Mass in Sister Bay. Please join us for a closer look and discussion on the upcoming Sunday Scriptures. Visitors are welcome.
Pastoral Council Chair-Michelle Piatek
[email protected]
Finance Council Chair-Michael Smith
[email protected]
Health & Wellness Committee
[email protected]
Spiritual Reflections-Marilynne Kowalski
[email protected]
ROSARY: Tuesday-Noon in Baileys Harbor.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION & BENEDICTION: Wednesday-after 8:00 am Mass at Fish Creek.
RECONCILIATION: 1ST Thursday of the month fr om 5-6
pm in Baileys Harbor or by appointment.
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