All Sain†s The Commemoration Of All The Faithful Departed (All Souls Day) November 2, 2014 Area Faith Community St. Andrew's Fairfax, MN † St. Willibrord's Father Jeffrey Horejsi Pastor Residence: 426-7125 Gibbon, MN † Sister Mary Ann Kuhn Parish Minister Residence: 834-6461 Tanis Waibel, Secretary – 426-7739 E mail - [email protected] St. Francis de Sales Winthrop, MN † Sacred Heart Franklin, MN Connie Serbus Deacon Roger Osborne Residence: 647-5894 Area Religious Education Coordinator 426-7742 Office Hours: Mon-Thurs 8:00 am-4:00 pm Parish Website: www.allsaintsafc.org RELIGIOUS EDUCATION COORDINATORS Sacred Heart – Amy Koupal 507-557-2783 St. Willibrord - Genny Neyers 507-834-6659 St. Andrew - Karen Guggisberg 507-426-7348 St. Francis - Kellie Sloot 647-2103 MARRIAGE PREPARATION: Please contact Fr. Jeff at least six months ahead of time to plan and prepare for your wedding. No wedding date is final until approved by Fr. Jeff. BAPTISMS: Please make arrangements for attending a baptism session with Sister Mary Ann anywhere from one to two months prior to the date of the baptism of a child. Catholic Charities of the Diocese of New Ulm: 1-866-670-5163. (Confidential Counseling Services and Referral Information) LITURGY SCHEDULE: In case of a funeral a regular scheduled morning Mass will be canceled that day. Monday, November 3 NO MASS Tuesday, November 4 10:15 AM Fairfax Community Home + Deceased Members of Mary’s Legion Wednesday, November 5 8:30 AM Gibbon + Marcella Rubischko Eucharistic Adoration following Mass in Gibbon Thursday, November 6 8:30 AM Fairfax Sp. Int. for Christian Mothers 10:15 AM Franklin Nursing Home + Ralph O’Brien Friday, November 7 9:30 AM Winthrop Healthcare Center + Lawrence Berle Saturday, November 8 3:30 PM Reconciliation before Mass in Franklin 4:00 PM Franklin + Mary Allen 5:45 PM Gibbon + Frank & Marie Rubischko Sunday, November 9 8:30 AM Winthrop People of the All Saints Area Faith Community 10:15 AM Fairfax + Bonnie Lindquist Reflection Questions for the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed How have your thoughts about death and eternal life developed over time? Besides those I lovingly miss, for whom do I need to pray precisely because they were difficult to love in life? What helps you move from grief to greater hope in God? Readings for the Week of November 2, 2014 Sunday: Wis 3:1-9/Rom 5:5-11 or Rom 6:3-9/ Jn 6:37-40 Monday: Phil 2:1-4/Lk 14:12-14 Tuesday: 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 Friday: Phil 3:17--4:1/Lk 16:1-8 Saturday: 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 2:13-22 PASTOR’S NOTES: Since the feast of All Saints falls on a Saturday this year, there is no obligation to attend Mass. However, I hope that many will still come to give God thanks for all the saints at our Saturday morning Mass, Nov. 1st. The weekend Masses that evening and the next day are celebrating All Souls. There is an extra page to the bulletin this weekend. Bishop LeVoir asked that his letter be included in every parish bulletin where the accused priests had served. Fr. Harry Majerus served both at Sacred Heart and St. Patrick (Birch Coulee). The Bishops’ document “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship” can be found at tinyurl.com/USCCBcitizenship. It is a good resource to prepare for the Congressional elections Nov. 4. Another resource can be found on www.mncc.org. Click on “Spotlight on Voting: The Issues” I look forward to seeing many of you at the Fall Bazaar at St. Andrew’s Nov. 1, at St. Willibrord Nov. 8, and the KC Steak Fry also Nov. 8. All Saints Area Faith Community Distinguished Service Award. We are taking nominations for the award this year. If you know of someone who has served in any of our four parishes in a significant way, over a long period of time (at least 15 years), please fill out the nomination form found in church or on our website, www.allsaintsafc.org. Please drop the form in the collection basket, bring it to the Area office, mail, or email it in. The deadline is November 2, 2014. Four of our eight members on our Area Pastoral Council have completed their second terms, so we need a new person from each of our four parishes to fill either a three or a two year term. If you want more information or would like to offer to serve, contact one of the Pastoral Council members or Fr. Jeff. AREA CALENDAR OF EVENTS Area Social Concerns Meeting, Monday, Nov. 3, 6:30 p.m., parish house in Gibbon Area Liturgy Meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 7:00 p.m., parish house in Gibbon RCIA session: Thursday, Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m., St. Francis de Sales Church. Anyone is welcomed to come for the session. Topic – “The Liturgical Year” AREA PARISHES AREA PARISH BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES Nov. 2 Nov. 3 Nov. 4 Nov. 5 Nov 6 Nov. 7 Andrew Kiecker, Jolynn Sullivan, Joel Majeski, Stephanie Koep, Orren Rathke Dorothy Borth, Kevin Fox, Lois Schmidt, Mary Ann Nelson Colleen Schweiss, Tyler Liebl Joni Nachreiner, Sue Fox, Arylis Schiltz, Sue Buntrock, John & Kim Klehr Anniv Fran Meyer, Mandy Prigge, Keith Roche Steve Schroeder, Leo & Doris Csukker Anniv., Dan Mikkelson, Mary Ellen Allen, Tim Sandgren, Joey & Patricia Bastian Anniv. Nov. 8 Macy Kaufenberg, Anita Weir, Roberto Gonzalez Jr, Katie Fox, Tim Serbus Please Remember in Prayer Peter Schweiss St. Andrew’s Lena Rathke Delores (Ed) Kokesch St. Willibrord’s Kia Rathke Linda Hanson St. Willibrord’s Gertrude “Gertie” Berle Orren Rathke St. Francis AREA YOUTH CALENDAR RAFFLE: This week’s winner of $100 is Janet Nachreiner of Fairfax 50th Birthday It is time to celebrate!!! Fr. Jeff will turn “50” on Nov. 17! (Old Man!!!) So let’s have a party. Here are the details for the celebration: Sunday, Nov. 16 Mass – Nov. 16, 10:15 a.m., St. Andrew’s Church Tribute – following Mass in the Church (about 11:30) Lunch & Reception follow in the social hall Come and go as you are able! Let’s have fun!!! If any person/organization wants to offer a donation for this gathering, please put in an envelope and drop it in the collection basket or send to the main office. Thank you so much! Prayer for All Souls God of the living and the dead, through the power of Christ’s resurrection you have conquered sin and death forever. Each day is a step we take toward eternity. May we continue, day to day, until we step into your eternal presence. Then we shall be reunited with those we love and every tear shall be wiped away. We ask this through Jesus, our Redeemer and brother. Amen. LECTOR SESSION: Sister Mary Ann will meet with all lectors next weekend, November 8-9, after all Masses. Please attend the session wherever you worship and receive your new lector workbook. RITE OF WELCOME: Last weekend Lee Zollner from Winthrop was formally welcomed during the 5:00 p.m. Mass at St. Francis de Sales. Lee will spend these months preparing for reception into full communion with the Catholic Church at Easter time. We offer Lee our prayers and support as she continues her journey of faith. It is also a good time for us to deepen our own commitment to our faith. Lee, we welcome you! PRAYER SERVICE FOR THE DECEASED: This weekend we celebrate the feast of All Souls. There will be a prayer of remembrance for ALL deceased loved ones this Sunday afternoon, Nov. 2, 1:00 p.m., at St. Francis de Sales Church in Winthrop. Everyone is invited to gather and pray with and for all loved ones who share in Christ’s everlasting love. DECEASED PARISHIONERS (November 2013 – October 2014) from All Saints Area Faith Community Marcella Rubischko Mark Brunner Blanche Bushard Agnes Gitter Ellsworth Pockrandt Marschall Bushard Martha Helget Mae Stubbs Rose MacMasters Rollie McGraw Dennis Schweiss Mathias Ludewig Bernard Simonsen Ted Domeier Regina Jandl Mary Murphy Jerry Cuff John Farrell Lawrence Brandel Verna Rein Jerome Hacker Billy Ayer BOOK OF REMEMBRANCE: Please take time to write the names of deceased loved ones you’d like to remember during the month of November in the Book of Remembrance ADVOCACY ON BEHALF OF IMMIGRANTS: The Catholic Church opposes the use of family detention, which detains women and children who are fleeing persecution and violence and demeans the God-given human dignity of these vulnerable people. Please go to www.justiceforimmigrants.org and send electronic postcards to the President, your U.S. Senators, and U.S. Representatives asking that they oppose any expansion to the family detention system. The USCCB – Justice for Immigration Office is promoting national call-in days to the White House Nov. 5 through Nov. 13, commencing on the day after the national general elections, and ending on the Feast of St. Frances of Cabrini, the patroness of immigrants (Nov. 13). The toll-free number to use to call the White House is 1-855-589-5698 and our message is simple: Protect as many immigrants and their families as possible from deportation. Please ask your advocacy networks and supporters of immigrants to call the White House every day during the call-in period and convey our message. EUCHARISTIC HOLY HOUR–Sunday, November 2nd at St. Willibrord’s, from 7 to 8 p.m. – will be praying the Patriotic Rosary for our nation as we approach the elections. There will also be scripture readings, prayer, and time for silent meditation before the Blessed Sacrament. Afterward, there will be a short time of sharing by some members that attended the Miracle Healing Service at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in New Brighton, testifying to the many miracles of healing they witnessed which included restoring sight to the blind, healing of severe injuries, and restoration of hearing, use of limbs, and more. Everyone welcome! The Good Shepherd SERRA club meets the first Thursday of every month at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye, starting with Rosary and Mass in the chapel, at 6:30 p.m. Come early for Eucharistic Adoration time. Thursday, November 6th, our speaker will be Fr. Phil Schotzko, from St. Raphael’s in Springfield, sharing the experience of his years of service in the San Lucas Toliman Mission in Guatemala. Everyone welcome! Please consider joining SERRA – our vocation is PRAYING for vocations – we would like more members! Contact Tom or JoAnn Green at 507-249-3418, for more information. YOUTH CHOIR (Elementary/Middle School) will sing for the 4 p.m. Mass at Sacred Heart in Franklin, on Saturday, November 8th, meeting to practice that day at 3:30 p.m. in the church social hall. Practices will be as follows: Gibbon/Winthrop - Wednesday, November 5th, at 4:30 p.m., for ½ hour, at the end of religious education class Franklin - November 5th, at 6:00 p.m. for ½ hour, before religious education class New members are encouraged to join! The music is easy and fun. Contact Berny Berger with any questions – [email protected] or (507) 834-6321 UPCOMING ELECTION: “The voices and votes of Catholics are needed to shape a society with greater respect for human life, economic and environmental justice, cultural diversity and global solidarity.” (U.S. Bishops) We have to weigh the various goods and consider what’s best for our people, and then decide who is going to best represent the many concerns we have.” A few resources that may be helpful as we prepare to vote this Tuesday: Project Vote Smart – www.votesmart.org NETWORK – www.networklobby.org/files/VotingRecord2013.pdf Fact Check – www.factcheck.org Please take your responsibility seriously. A Prayer for our Nation as we Prepare to Elect our Leaders O God, we acknowledge you today as Lord, Not only of individuals, but of nations and governments. We thank you for the privilege of being able to organize ourselves politically And of knowing that political loyalty does not have to mean disloyalty to you. We thank you for your law, which our Founding Fathers acknowledged And recognized as higher than any human law. We thank you for the opportunity that this election year puts before us, To exercise our solemn duty not only to vote, But to influence countless others to vote, and to vote correctly. Lord, we pray that your people may be awakened. Let them realize that while politics is not their salvation, Their response to you requires that they be politically active. Awaken your people to know that they are not called to be a sect fleeing the world, But rather a community of faith renewing the world. Awaken them that the same hands lifted up to you in prayer Are the hands that pull the lever in the voting booth; That the same eyes that read your Word, are the eyes that read the names on the ballot, And that they do not cease to be Christians when they enter the voting booth. Awaken your people to a commitment to justice To the sanctity of marriage and the family, To the dignity of each individual human life, And to the truth that human rights begin when human lives begin, And not one moment later. Lord, we rejoice today that we are citizens of your kingdom. May that make us all the more committed to being faithful citizens on earth. We ask this through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. More than 8,000 people have benefited from Catholic United Financial scholarships, with over $3 million in scholarship dollars awarded since the program began in 1955. We want to help our members achieve their educational and career goals. For members of any age seeking to learn a trade, earn a certification or complete a college degree, Catholic United wants to help. Our Post-High School Tuition Scholarship program gives our members tuition assistance for their educational goals. Scholarship awards are one-time benefits for: $500 for those attending a Catholic college, university or institution $300 for those attending a nonCatholic college, university, community college or technical school While the average scholarship recipient is a recent high school graduate, Catholic United members of any age pursuing a degree can apply for a scholarship. If you have questions about scholarship eligibility, deadlines or other issues, contact your Catholic United Financial Representative Curtis W Wangen at 866-9427710 or email to [email protected] KNOW A SAINT: St. Willibrord, Nov. 7 Apostle of Frisia, Netherlands, a missionary archbishop. Willibrord was born in Northumbria, England. He studied at Ripon monastery under St. Wilfrid and spent twelve years studying in Ireland at the abbey of Rathmelsigi under Sts. Egbert and Wigbert. After receiving ordination and extensive training in the field of the missions, he set out about 690 with a dozen companions for Frisia. In 693, he went to Rome to seek papal approval for his labors. Pope Sergius I gave his full approbation and, during Willibrord's second Roman visit, the pontiff consecrated him archbishop to the Frisians in 696, with his see at Utrecht. In his work, Willibrord also received much support and encouragement from the Frankish leader; Pepin of Heristal. Willibrord founded the monastery of Echternach, Luxembourg, to serve as a center of missionary endeavors, and extended the efforts of missionaries into Denmark and Upper Friesland. He faced chronic dangers from outraged pagans, including one who nearly murdered him after he tore down a pagan idol. In 714 Duke Radbod reclaimed the extensive territories acquired by Pepin, and Willilbrord watched all of the progress he had made be virtually undone. After Radbod's death, Willibrord started over with great enthusiasm, receiving invaluable assistance, from St. Boniface. Willibrord died on retreat at Echternach on November 7, 739. For his efforts, he is called the Apostle of the Frisians. KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS STEAK FRY Fairfax, Franklin, Gibbon, Lafayette Council 1625 Saturday, November 8, 2014 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Squirrel’s Bar and Grill, Fairfax, MN Menu T-Bone 14 oz. $15.00 Rib Eye 10 oz. $14.00 All entrees include: Salad Bar, Baked Potato, Garlic Bread, and dessert. Hamburger 1/2 lb. $ 7.00 Cheeseburger 1/2 lb. $ 7.50 w/salad bar $11.50 CARRYOUTS AVAILABLE 612-756-0425 Everyone Welcome! Proceeds will be used to fund the “Coats for Kids” Program at GFW Elementary and Cedar Mountain Elementary. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CALENDAR Saturday and Sunday, November 1st and 2nd: 3rd and 4th Grade Mass Wednesday, November 5th: Religion Class/High School Senior Class at St. Andrew’s at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 12th: Religion Class for Grades 7-10 (6:30 Supper/7:00 class) Advent Activity Night for Grades 1-6 (6:30 Supper / Activities will follow) Monday November 17th: DRE Meeting @ FX @ 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 19th : Religion Class/9th-10th grade Mass practice Sat.,/Sun., November 22nd & 23rd: 9th & 10th Grade Mass Wednesday, November 26th: No Religious Education Classes- Thanksgiving Tuesday, December 2nd & Wednesday, December 3rd: SH Reconciliation stations ( Informational letters will be sent the 2nd week of Nov.) Wednesday, December 3rd Religion classes ANNOUNCEMENTS: World Youth Day with Pope Francis will be held in Krakow, Poland, July 25-August 1, 2016. It is a very exciting and spiritual experience with millions of Catholic youth from around the world, and is primarily for young adults (18-39), although minors 16 years or older can attend if accompanied by a parent/guardian. If there is an interest in going to Krakow for World Youth Day in July and August 2016, contact Berny Berger, for connection to the Diocesan group that is being organized. Costs are not known at this time, but if interested we will let you know as soon as information is out. TEEN SINGERS/MUSICIANS NEEDED - Our AFC Teen Choir (age 7th grade and older) will be singing at St. Francis in Winthrop at the 8:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, November 16 th. We will meet to practice that morning at 8:00 a.m. in the social hall. We will have two practices ahead of that date, that everyone should attend: Sunday, November 2nd, after the 8:30 a.m. Mass in Winthrop (approximately 9:30 a.m.) for one hour. Sunday, November 9th, after the 10:15 a.m. Mass in Fairfax until noon. Practices, and places we sing at, will move from parish to parish, depending on members. If we have not heard from you yet, and you are interested in joining – please contact Berny Berger at [email protected] , Becky Busse or Mike Burns. Come and enjoy, and share your talents! DRE Meeting: We will be meeting on Nov. 10th in Fairfax at St. Andrew's School at 5:00 p.m. YOUTH CHOIR (Elementary/Middle School) will sing for the 4 p.m. Mass at Sacred Heart in Franklin on Saturday, November 8 th. We will meet to practice that day at 3:30 p.m. in the church social hall. Practices will be as follows: Gibbon/Winthrop - Wed., Oct. 22nd and Nov. 5th, at 4:30 p.m., for ½ hour at the end of religious education class. Franklin - Wed., Oct. 26th and Nov. 5th, at 6:00 p.m. for ½ hour before religious education class. New members are encouraged to join! The music is easy and fun. Contact Berny Berger with any questions – [email protected] or (507) 834-6321 Parents: Please work on the "Our Father" prayer. In the book we sent home "Celebrating Sunday for Catholic Families" Talk to your child about Jesus preparing a place for us so that we can go be with him after we die. Note: with the following announcement there will be no after school religious education classes for St. Andrew, St. Francis de Sales and St. Willibrord. Everyone is asked to come at 6:30 p.m. Advent Activity Night: Last spring at our "end of the year" DRE Meeting we discussed some changes we felt needed to be made to help improve your child's religious education. In the past we have promoted that Advent Activity night is for all grades. In grades 7-10 there appears to be little interest. For the 2014/2015 school year we will have your child in Religious Education classes for 26 hours. (That is providing that there are no snow days!) So we will now be offering Religious Education classes on Advent Activity Night (Nov. 12th) for grades 7-10. These classes will start at 6:30 p.m. with a supper for all students including the 7-10 grade students. ( They will just take their meal to class so all students should be done about the same time that night.) We have picked 6:30 p.m. out of respect for the parents that have students in both grades 1-6 and 7-10. Please keep in mind that with this being a special night students and parents should be able to complete everything in a little over an hour. We feel every hour helps and want to thank-you for your support in this decision. Confirmation students will be assigned stations to help with younger students. Sacred Heart and St. Andrew Advent Activity Night will be at Sacred Heart, Franklin St. Willibrord and St. Francis de Sales Advent Activity Night will be at St. Willibrord, Gibbon. Any questions please give me a call. Connie Serbus OUR WEEKLY OFFERING Adult Loose Plate Student All Saints World Mission Sunday Religious Education Rental Fall Collection Total FX WN GB FR 1,365.00 56.00 260.00 24.00 330.00 39.00 570.00 49.00 20.00 100.00 100.00 20.00 350.00 325.00 $2,116.00 625.00 50.00 $284.00 $1,044.00 $839.00 PRAY FOR OUR MILITARY: Please continue to pray for the following military personnel who are members of our parish families and are serving full time or active duty in the military: SSG William R. Schmidt, SSG Jeff Ziegler, Kyler J. Rieke, Ryan E. Lawrenz, SGT, Sgt. Chris Levinske, Amber Lindberg, Captain Martha Serbus, Sgt Kenneth Coleman, SFC Timothy R. Green, Spc Adam Nosbush, Major Steven Weber and Jackie Rieke. ST. FRANCIS DE SALES – WINTHROP Sunday, November 9th – 8:30 AM Lector: Mary Nelson Dist: Karen Weitzenkamp, Tom Witucki, Dennis Dording Servers: Alex Burns, Derek Steele Gifts: Matt & Kristin McCue Ushers: Tom & Sam Langhoff, Joel & Lynn Majeski Sunday, November 16th – 8:30 AM Lector: Yvonne O’Brien Dist: Brent Lang, Kevin & Sue Lauwagie Servers: Halley Busse, Logan Felska Gifts: Lyle & Sheri Muth Ushers: Tom & Sam Langhoff, Joel & Lynn Majeski Sunday, November 23rd – 8:30 AM Lector: Alex Burns Dist: Deacon Roger, Pete & Marianne Machaiek Servers: Carter Burns, Casey Wersal Gifts: Gary & Vickie Neid Ushers: Tom & Sam Langhoff, Joel & Lynn Majeski ST. ANDREW’S – FAIRFAX th Sunday, Nov. 9 -10:15 am Lector: Mike Beranek Commentator: Agnes Kiecker Dist: Manuel & Maria Muñoz, Maria Davila Servers: Angela Kiecker, Megan Ziegler, Michelle Davila Ushers: Gene Nachreiner, Dave Borth, Paul Liebl, Francis Schweiss Gifts: Gilbert & Carolyn Borth Visit the Sick: Jean Fairchild Sunday, Nov. 16th -10:15 am Lector: Jolene Palmer Commentator: Jennifer Palmer Dist: Karen Bastian, Paul Simonsen, Kristi Marquardt Servers: Megan Palmer, Carter & Jaedan Nachreiner Ushers: John Palmer, Jim Prax, Mark Huiras, Tom Brandel Gifts: Leonard & Lucille Borth Visit the Sick: Mary Liebl Sunday, Nov. 23rd -10:15 am Lector: Jody Busch Commentator: Kennedy Pelzel Dist: Deacon Roger, Margaret Liebl, George Wendinger Servers: Grace Weldy, Emily Liebl, Brianna Ahlbrecht Ushers: Gerald Jandl, Myron Schweiss, Jerry Pelzel, Tom P. Borth Gifts: Craig & Alissa Buboltz Visit the Sick: Adeline Roiger ST. ANN’S FUNERAL GROUP 4: Katherine McClain 426-7873, Mary Eckstein 426-8123 Maintenance Committee meeting Thurs., Nov. 13 at 6:45 pm Administrative Council meeting to follow at 7:30 pm BINGO: Fairfax American Legion Auxiliary Turkey Bingo, Sunday, November 9th at 2:00 p.m., Our Saviors Lutheran Church. BBQ lunch available. All ages welcome. CUF meeting: November 11 at 7:00 p.m. Pat Buboltz and Connie Domeier will be serving. SONG LEADERS: We are in need of additional song leaders. Anyone who would be interested – this could be small groups, pairs of people, etc. – please give Ann a call at 426-8333or Carmin at 426-7736. Practice is usually before Mass, but we can work with your schedule. SACRED HEART – FRANKLIN th Saturday, November 8 – 4:00 PM Lector: Donna Hanlon Dist: Patti Scharfencamp, Angela Sandgren Deb Dummer Ushers: Kevin Fox, Pat Sullivan Gifts: Jared Weber Servers: Vincent Ochs, Sam Sullivan Cross: Thomas Ochs Rosary: CCW Saturday, November 15th – 4:00 PM Lector: Julie Serbus Dist: Larry & Julie Serbus, Jane Sullivan Ushers: Mike and Joe Sullivan Gifts: TBD Servers: Parker and Spencer Sullivan Cross: Keegan Lorang Rosary: CCW Saturday, November 22nd – 4:00 PM Lector: Joel Harmoning Dist: Linda Harmoning, Deacon Roger, Katie Joehnck Ushers: Jared Weber, Tom Ochs Gifts: TBD Servers: Blake Harmoning, Isabella Harmoning Cross: Maverick Weber Rosary: CCW CALENDAR RAFFLE: This week's winner of $100.00 is Eddie & Shirley Frank of Fairfax. CCW NEWS: A big thank you to Joyce H. for getting two baby quilts made and for starting the baptismal pinafore. “Seasons of a Woman’s Life” held on November 3rd at St. Aloysius, Olivia. Mass is at 5:00 p.m., Supper at 6:00 p.m. and guest speaker Mary Pauluk starts at 6:30 p.m. SONG LEADERS: We are in need of additional song leaders. Anyone who would be interested – this could be small groups, pairs of people, etc. – please give Ann a call at 426-8333or Carmin at 426-7736. Practice is usually before Mass, but we can work with your schedule. ST. WILLIBRORD’S – GIBBON th Saturday, November 8 – 5:45 PM Lector: Alan Neyers, Stacy Helget Dist: Melvin Neyers, Pat & Lynn Guggisberg Servers Alex Howe, Nathan Meyer Jonathan Koening Ushers: Jay Howe, Jerry Howe, Don Forst Gifts: Tim & Tina Lauwagie Saturday, November 15th – 5:45 PM Lector: Amy Weber, Gail Herschman Dist: Vickie Dreier, Grace Rubischko, Connie Tautges Servers Travis & Harlie Rubischko, Nathan Serbus Ushers: Jay Howe, Jerry Howe, Don Forst Gifts: Brian & Jennifer Kretsch Saturday, November 22nd – 5:45 PM Lector: Melvin Neyers, Jacob Unger Dist: Mavis Lindmeyer, Geneva Klover, Genny Neyers Servers Seth Kaploczynski, Jordan & Lexi Rettig Ushers: Jay Howe, Jerry Howe, Don Forst Gifts: Jim & Cheryl Dingels LEAF BLOWER: A number of times a leaf blower would come in handy for uses around the church and parish house. Would someone like to donate a leaf blower to the parish for this need? Thanks for considering! Thank you to Karen (Brad) Spaude, Berny Berger and the ladies of Circle 3, some ladies of Circle 2, and Kathy Bruns for cleaning the upstairs of church. Your help and hard work is very much appreciated and the cleaning was much needed after 2 years. The altar, floors and pews gleam! It is a very big and important job to clean the upstairs and basement of church and it takes everyone who is called upon to help. Some of the cleaning jobs needed a coordinated effort and extra calling, so a special thank you to all who responded to our call! Thanks again so much! HEAVEN IS FOR REAL – check out the newest books in our Parish Library, including the popular book, Heaven is For Real. There are lots of children’s books and family videos, inspirational books, books about Mary and Mother Theresa, and books about the saints, among many others. Be sure to write down your name and the date you checked it out and be sure to return it in a timely basis! Our library is there for our parish – go ahead and USE IT! SUNDAY SCHOOL: Preschool – 2nd grade are welcome to come to Sunday School during Mass. Please come to the social hall before Mass and we will them up to church to join their parents after the homily. Mark your Calendars! CCW Annual Fall Bazaar is Saturday, November 8th from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. All women (A-Z) please pick up your information and work sheets with your Quilt Raffle Tickets attached, on the table in the entrance of the church. We hope all ladies of the parish will support this annual event with your attendance, donations & help. Copies of the Minnesota Catholic Conference’s informative document on voting in the upcoming elections are available on the large table in the church entryway for you to take home and read! Or you can go online at www.mncc.org and click on “Spotlight on Voting: The Issues”. The document covers Religious Liberty, Immigration, Human Life, Labor and Economy, Health Care, Restorative Justice.
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