St. Helen Catholic Church

St. Helen Catholic Church
12060 Kinsman Road, Newbury, Ohio 44065
Clustered with Sts. Edward and Lucy
November 2, 2014 The Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed
Fr. Jay McPhillips, Pastor
Fr. Jerry Bednar Weekend Associate, Deacon Will Payne Pastoral Associate,
Deacon Larry Somrack Pastoral Associate, Sr. Margaret Hartman SND Principal,
Mrs. Rose Torok Office Manager, Mrs. Maria Flauto PSR/EDGE, Mrs. Cindy Yokules Accounting,
Mrs. Mary Weber, Pastoral Minister, Mrs. Theresa Zickert Life Teen, Mr. Jack Tayek Music Director
Church office – 440-564-5805, Church FAX – 440 564-7367, School office – 440-564-7125
Mass Schedule
Sunday: - Pianist:
7:30 am
St. Helen Choir:
9:15 am
Testify:
11:00 am
Saturday Vigil Mass
5:00 pm
Holy Day Mass Schedule
(See Bulletin for Vigil and Holy Day Mass Schedule)
Confession Schedule
Saturday:
3:30 to 4:30 pm
Sunday before each Mass by request
Life Teen: See Bulletin or call the Parish Office to see if there is a Mass.
Monday - Friday:
Friday (During the school year)
Saturday - Mass
8:00 am
9:00 am
8:00 am
Pray for our seminarians: Phillip Lewandowski and Bobby McWilliams
Baptisms: By Arrangement - Please call the Parish Office
Marriages: By Arrangement - Please call the Parish Office
Visitation of Our Sick: We are concerned and want to be advised when
someone is ill at home or in the hospital or in a long term care facility.
Please call the parish Office to have the shut in place on our Friday calls.
Pregnancy Hot Line 1-800-395-HELP (4357)
THIS WEEK’S CALENDAR
Mon Nov 3, 2014
8:30am - 9:30am Divine Mercy/BR
2:30pm - 9:30pm Vol/Baslball/soccer/G
5pm - 7pm Prayer Shawl Ministry/TL
6pm – 7:30pm PSR/EDGE /CH
6:15pm - 7:30pm PSR/EDGE/2,3,4,7,8,OLCH
7:30pm - 9:30pm Knights of Columbus/ LTC
7:30pm - 9:30pm Testify practice/CH
Tue Nov 4, 2014
8:30am - 9:30am BIBLE STUDY/ BR
9am - 12am Adoration Exposition /A
2:30pm - 9:30pm Vol/Baslball/soccer/G
7pm - 10pm LIFETEEN band/CH
7pm - 8:30pm Teen Advisory/LTC
7pm - 9pm Women's Renewal/C
7:30pm - 9pm RCIA/OLCH
Wed Nov 5, 2014
8:30am - 10:30am Legion of Mary/ BR
10:30am - 11:30am Fatima Hour /A
2pm - 3pm Dynmc Cthlc/ LofM group/ BR
2:30pm - 4pm Dance/OLCH
5pm - 11pm Bingo /G
6pm - 7:30pm Girl Scouts/OLCH
6:30pm - 8:30pm Fall retreat mtg/LTC
7pm - 8pm Sunday Scripture Study/BR
A =ADORATION CHPL
BR =BRIDES ROOM
OLCH = OLD CHURCH
R =RECTORY
C =CAFETERIA
S =SOCCER FIELD
Wed Nov 5, 2014 (Continued)
7:30pm - 9pm Choir(small group)/CH
7:30pm - 8:30pm St. Joseph prayer grp/ A
8 – 10pm Men’s Renewal /OLCH
Thu Nov 6, 2014
8:45 – 9:45am Sunday Scripture Study/BR
2:30pm - 9:30pm Vol/BB/soccer/G
6pm - 9:30pm Choir/CH
7pm - 9pm Geauga Teens for LIfe/LTC
7pm - 9pm Healing Ministry /BR
Fri Nov 7, 2014
2:30pm - 4pm Dance/OLCH
2:30pm - 9:30pm Vol/Baslball/soccer/G
7:30pm - 8:30pm First Friday Mass /CH
Sat Nov 8, 2014
8 – 10am - Lector Morning Reflection /CH
9am - 10am Worship Comm/PO
9am - 2:30pm Booster Sports/G
6pm - 11:30pm Extravaganza OFF SITE
Sun Nov 9, 2014
9:30am - 10:30am Testify/OLCH
1:30pm - 4:30pm Dance/OLCH
5:30pm - 9pm 5:30 Mass and lifenight/CH/LTC
6pm - 9pm AA /C
CF =CONFERENCE RM
SC =SCHOOL
The Monthly Calendar is available on our Web-Site http://www.sthelen.com
CH = CHURCH
G = GYM
LTC = LIFE TEEN CENTER
TL =TEACHER’S LNGE PO = PARISH OFFICE
This Weeks Masses
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 2,
THE COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE
FAITHFUL DEPARTED (ALL SOULS DAY)
Wis 3:1-9, Rom 5:5-11 or Rom 6:3-9
7:30 – Souls in Purgatory
9:15 – Bill Martin Sr. –
(Diane, John, Paul Eberling)
11:00 – Lee Eiermann – (Lillian Eiermann)
5:30 – Caroline Popelka –
(Bill and Carol Hering)
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 3, WEEKDAY, ST.
MARTIN DE PORRES, RELIGIOUS
Phil 2:1-4, Lk 14:12-14
8:00 – Christine Polzer – (Craig Polzer)
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, ST. CHARLES
BORROMEO, BISHOP Phil 2:5-11, Lk 14:15-24
8:00 – Tammi Schwieterman –
(Walt and Donna Jean Zagar)
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, WEEKDAY
Phil 2:12-18, Lk 14:25-33
8:00 – Stanley and Josephine Paryzek –
(Frank and Jean McBride)
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6, WEEKDAY,
Phil 3:3-8A, Lk 15:1-10
8:00 – Dorothy Hrvatin – (Dick and Carol Joyce)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, WEEKDAY,
Phil 3:17—4:1, Lk 16:1-8
9:00 – Karol Horvat – (Ethel Pikus)
7:30 – Ken Keidel – (Bill and Clare O’Brien)
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, WEEKDAY,
Phil 4:10-12, Lk 16:9-15
8:00 – Souls in Purgatory
5:00 – Brendan McMeechan (Living) –
(Claire Volpe)
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, THE DEDICATION
OF THE LATERAN BASILICA
Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12, 1 Cor 3:9c-11, 16-17, Jn 2:13-22
7:30 – Carl Wolfram – (Ann Lawrence Herbruck)
9:15 – Ken Yenke – (Jim and Mary Beth O’Neill)
11:00 – Dorothy Bushek – (Billy Morton)
5:30 – Souls in Purgatory
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STEWARDSHIP
We are the servants of God, each with his or
her own task. We will be judged good stewards if,
at His coming, He finds us ready and
conscientiously pursuing the tasks to which we have
been called.
The offering for the week of October 26, was
$14,726.98 with 1,533 of our faithful parishioners
were in attendance and 349 envelopes were used.
Thank you all for your continued generosity.
St. Vincent de Paul-the October collection
total last weekend was $1,272.50. We will be
sending a check for that amount to Project Hope for
the Homeless. Thank you.
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A Reflection by Maria Flauto:
This weekend the Catholic Church celebrates
the Feast of All Saints on Nov. 1st and All Soul’s on
Nov. 2nd. Where did these two traditions come from
and what is the link (if any) to Halloween? Here is
an excerpt from an article by Fr Weiser from
catholicculture.org.
The feast of All Saints was established by the
Church because a very large number of martyrs and
other saints could not be accorded the honor of
individual celebrations since the days of the year
would not suffice. Therefore, as the prayer of the
Mass states, "we venerate the merits of all the saints
by this one celebration." There is another reason for
the feast. Pope Urban IV mentioned it in the
following words: "Any negligence, omission and
irreverence committed in the celebration of the
saints'' feasts throughout the year is to be atoned for
by the faithful, and thus due honor may still be
offered these saints."(Pope Urban IV, Decretale Si
Dominum.)
All Souls The commemoration of all the holy
souls in Purgatory was introduced by St. Odilo,
abbot of Cluny, about the year 1000. He prescribed
that all the monks of his Benedictine congregation
should offer the holy Sacrifice and say prayers for
the suffering souls every year on November 2. The
popes in Rome gladly accepted this wonderful and
charitable thought and extended the celebration to
the whole Church. Since then we do not only pray
for the holy souls throughout the year but have a
special day devoted to their prayerful memory. Pope
Benedict XV, in 1915, allowed all priests to say
three Masses on All Souls Day, so our dear departed
ones will receive greater help from us and an
abundance of mercy from God.
Halloween : Although the name of this tradition
is taken from the great Christian feast (All Hallows'
Eve), the observance of Halloween pranks,
masquerading, "trick or treat" and similar features,
are not based on any religious background nor
connected with any Christian meaning. This
practice has come down to us from the demon lore
of the ancient Druids.
In a Catholic home,
therefore, the participation of the children in such
Halloween activities should not be explained as a
part of the Christian feast, because such
explanations would be erroneous. It is an ancient
popular custom from pagan times which has never
been associated with Christian meanings. Let the
children enjoy their Halloween festival, if you wish,
but apart from it direct their minds to the fact that
this evening is primarily a time of preparation for
the great feast of All Saints, and that after the
Halloween frolics they should turn their minds to
God in a devout evening prayer, and greet all the
heroes of God on the eve of their feast.
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PRAY FOR THOSE WHO
ARE ILL: Wayne Ardo, Robert
Bates, James Bayer, Sally Boyer,
Laurie Bucar, Jim Cantelli, Cliff
Cherni, Annette Cillian, Jessica
Coe, Bill Csonka, Bill Felberg,
Len Hosmer, Richard Lang, Liam McDougall,
Brendan McMeechan, Bill Molnar, Linda Mulacek,
Helen Nelson, Bill O’Brien, Dave Omerza,
Veronica Peairs, Lucy Pishnery, Martin Polomsky,
John Rakoczy Sr., Bob Rasmussen, Evelyn
Rowlands, Holly-Hudak Schell, Matthew Schell,
Marilyn Segulin, Richard Stebnicki, John Strzalka,
Dennis Szczepanik, Liz Szuszkiewicz, Derek Turk,
Ida Urbancic, Terry Williford, and Mary Lou
Wolfram.
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ELIJAH CHALICE SCHEDULE
Nov 2 – Dave and Jennifer Sensibello and Family
Nov 9 – Larry and Colletta Somrack and Family
If you are interested in joining this vocation
prayer ministry, please contact: Marsha Sallee
440.338.8649.
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Five Minute Bible Study
Wisdom 3:1-9
The first reading
is a
beautiful faith statement about
our belief in life after death. "The souls of the just . .
. are in peace." The saved are saved because of their
trust in God: "their hope is full of immortality" and
they are purified through God’s chastisement. The
just are full of hope for a blessed immortality,
and at the Judgment the just shall enjoy the
kingdom of God.
Sometime this week, whether on your own,
while sitting at the family dinner table or talking
with friends, reflect on the following question:
Think of a moment in the last week where you truly
trusted in God.
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Did you know:
Why wasn’t All Saints a
holy day of obligation this
year?
In
accord
with
the
provisions of canon 1246 §2 of
the Code of Canon Law, the
USCCB has ruled: "Whenever January 1, the
solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, or August 15,
the solemnity of the Assumption, or November 1,
the solemnity of All Saints, falls on a Saturday or
on a Monday, the precept to attend Mass is
abrogated" (www.usccb.org
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ENVELOPES: There is an envelope in your packet
for All Souls Day. You can put the names of
deceased family and friends you want us to pray for.
They will be placed in the sanctuary. We will have
a Mass every week in November and one once a
month for the rest of the year.
RCIA The RCIA meets in the old Church on
Tuesdays, at 7:30 pm. This week’s topic is New
Testament. Call Mary at the office ext 14 if you
have questions. This is not just for non-Catholics –
it’s a great way for adult Catholics to see their faith
through adult eyes.
CHAPEL HELP NEEDED: The following hours
need to filled: 4:00-5:00, 5:00-6:00 pm, 6:00-7:00
pm, and 8:-9:00 p.m. Please call JoAnn Ott at 8344953 if you are able to help.
CONFIRMATION
CLASS:
The
next
th
nd
Confirmation class for 8 graders is Nov 2 from
6:45-8:30pm in the former church. All 8th graders
preparing for confirmation should attend this
meeting. Your saint report is due! Parents and any
other parishioners are also welcome to attend the
Matthew Kelly Decision Point class in the 7th grade
classroom from 6:45-8:30pm.
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION PICTURE:
The Knights of Columbus have provided us with a
beautiful picture of the Immaculate Conception
which has been in our sanctuary for the last two
weeks. This traveling picture that has been blessed
by the pope is a replica of the picture that hangs
over the main altar of the Basilica –Cathedral of
Notre Dame in Quebec which was the first
Cathedral north of Mexico in the New World. When
it was built 350 years ago it was the Mother Church
for most of the United States including Ohio.
FALL EXTRAVAGANZA 'BELLA NOTTE' ~
NOVEMBER 8, 2014: The St. Helen School Fall
Extravaganza is a few weeks away. This year's
"Bella Notte" event, to be held on November 8th at
LaMalfa Centre, is sure to be a beautiful night. Our
school's largest annual fundraiser benefits our
school and parish. Did you know that Extravaganza
funds were used to improve spaces that many of us
enjoy? The recent gymnasium update was made
possible by
Extravaganza
proceeds.
Past
proceeds funded new carpeting in the old church,
restroom remodeling and our parish sports
programs. Please consider supporting this worthy
cause! For ticket information, contact Mary Beth
Lyons
at
(440)
487-6360
or
[email protected] To donate to one of our
auctions, contact Alison Lee at (216) 392-5907 or
[email protected] For more information,
including sponsorship opportunities, contact Chris
Taylor
at
(440)
564-6603
or
[email protected] Thank you for supporting our
parish and school!
SAVE THE DATE: If your child will be entering
Kindergarten in the 2015-16 school year then join
us for our Kindergarten Open House “A TASTE
OF KINDERGARTEN” Wednesday, November
12 from 8:30 – 11:00am. Call (440) 564-7125 to
RSVP. Join us November 12 and receive a free
gift!!
FIRST FRIDAY MASS at Saint Helen’s on Nov.
7th at 7:30PM: All are invited to celebrate Mass on
the First Friday of November. Gather your family
and come for this wonderful opportunity. Jesus
promises: In the excess of the mercy of my Heart, I
promise you that my all powerful love will grant to
all those who will receive Communion on the First
Fridays, for nine consecutive months, the grace of
final repentance: they will not die in my
displeasure, nor without receiving the sacraments;
and my Heart will be their secure refuge in that
last hour.
THE HEALING MINISTRY will have healing
prayer teams available after the First Friday 7:30
pm Mass on Friday, November 7. If you would like
to schedule a healing session on another day, please
contact Sue White at the Healing Ministry number:
440-313-7369, or send an email request to
[email protected]
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“IT’S A MATTER OF LIFE”
"The Body of Christ is under attack. Today's
growing anti-Christian mood is fueled by political
agendas, government directives, court decisions and
biased media reporting. We can empathize with the
anxieties the Apostles experienced as they hid in the
upper room in fear of the Jewish leaders after the
Crucifixion and Ascension. We know that our
adversaries will call us haters and bigots when we
defend the sanctity of human life and the family.
Even so we must stay the course of our Christian
commission by loving, forgiving, and doing good to
our adversaries. It is our duty. Yet we must do this
without giving up, and without being cowardly. We
must resist whenever our adversaries demand of us
obedience contrary to the orders of the Gospel. We
must do so without fear, but also without pride and
without hate.
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THANK YOU: I want to thank everyone for their
gifts, cards and prayers for my birthday. I really
appreciate.
God Bless you all.
Father Jay
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WANT TO GET MORE OUT OF THE
LITURGY? Join us in studying the Sunday
Scripture on Thursday mornings after the 8:00 Mass
in the Brides Room or Wednesday evenings from 78PM in the parish office.
MERRY CHRISTMAS. It is time once again to
remember our military. If you know someone in the
service who will be away from home this Christmas
please
give
us
their
address.
Email
[email protected] We will soon have cards
available in the gather space for all to sign.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST: The next pancake
breakfast will be Sunday,
November 16th from 8:00 a.m.
to 1:00 p.m. It is all you can
eat pancakes for $6.00.
Scrambled eggs can be added
for a dollar. There is a family price of $25.00 for
five or more people in your family.
BLOOD DRIVE: The next blood drive will be on
Nov. 16 with LifeShare. LifeShare is a nonprofit,
community-focused blood center. They have been
serving Northeast Ohio for over 60 years. The
company is also a fundraiser for the school.
LifeShare gives thousands of dollars in scholarships
to area schools for activities and programs. For so
many pints of blood donated St. Helen School
receives scholarship money. Please stop by the
gym to donate. Not only will you be helping with
desperately need blood in the area you will also be
helping our school with much needed funds. All
donors will receive a free t-shirt. Thank you.
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MISS ETTA QUETTE: Please be quiet while in
church. Once we enter the nave, it is not the time or
place to visit with those around us. No matter where
we are seated (on the side, in the back...), if we
must converse, Miss Etta suggests we do so in a
whisper and be as brief as possible. Remember, dear
soul, that our conversation might be disturbing
someone who is in prayer, which is much more
important. Sssshhhhhhhh!
If you could spare one hour a couple times a
month we could use some
help with Jail Ministry. No
special requirements needed,
just prayer and an open mind.
For more information please
call Deacon Will at the
parish office or Judy Lester at 440-834-8418. We
meet with both men and women on Thursday nights
at 7:00 PM.
Mortgage Update
Loan Balance – 10/1/14
Standard Principal Payment
Additional Principal Payment
Interest Payment
Loan Balance –10/20/14
Debt reduction envelopes
October
42
$1,381,485
$7,365
$7,357
$5,699
$1,366,763
$6,639.00
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LIFETEEN NEWS
There will be a training for current and new
Lector’s for the Life Teen Mass on Sunday
November 2 at 4:15 in the church. If you are
interested please contact Tammy by text @330-8421745 or email [email protected]
Fall 2014 Retreat Permission Forms are now
available on the St. Helen Website, Facebook,
vestibule and Life Teen Center. Please note the
retreat will be at Camp Wise in Chardon November
21-23. Turn your forms in no later than November
10th, but as soon as possible. We need to limit the
amount of teens due to space available.
Please pray for our Fall 2014 Retreat Planning
Team as they prepare for our retreat in November.
Meetings are held every Wednesday from 6:30-8:30
p.m. in the Life Teen Center.
NDCL students please join us for Bible Study
on Thursday’s from 10:50-11:20 in the Campus
Ministry office.
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SCHOOL NEWS
Please check our website
www.sthelen.com (Our School
BINGO: Our BINGO
workers for November 5 are:
BERMAN, MASTANDREA,
and SHIVELY. Thank you for your help!
MISSION PROJECT: Sister Marie Manning,
SND will speak to the children in Grades 1-3 about
the Notre Dame Missions in Africa. We will be
raffling off a ninja turtle Build-A-Bear. Tickets will
be on sale in the atrium the week of Nov. 10 – 14
for $1.00 a ticket. The winning raffle ticket will be
drawn on Friday, Nov. 14. Money from the raffle
will go towards the Notre Dame Mission in Africa.
HALLOWEEN PARTY “THANK YOU”:
Thank you to Cindy Berschig for all her hard work
in coordinating our spectacular Halloween party last
Friday. We cannot forget to thank our wonderful
area businesses, Aladdin, Kinetico, Mangia,
Mangia, and Michales for donating water, food
and prizes. We also want to thank all of our
generous
volunteers
including
parents,
grandparents, parishioner’s of St. Helen Church,
Knights of Columbus, and our Jr. High students.
We are especially grateful to Mary Beth and Jim
O'Neill, Mr. McWilliams (He did a great job as our
MC for the evening), Jim & Theresa Adamic, Mr.
Mills (Photographer for the evening and developing
pictures for the kids), Ken Moses, Judy Romagni,
Laura Wolfe, and Cindy Wozniak. Thank you to the
45 families who sent in beautiful cakes and
cupcakes for the cake walk. Above all, thank God
for a beautiful, safe day!
HALLOWEEN DANCE: Thank you to all of
our parents for their help with the dance. Thank
you to Paul and Nathan Lewandowski for being the
DJ’s for the night and a special thank you to our
party director, Jennifer Rakoczy, who truly made
this event a possibility!
THINK SNOW: Registration for Ski Club has
begun. Boston Mills/Brandywine & Alpine Ski
Club membership is open only to ages 8-18. All
registration
must
be
done
on-line
at
alpinevalleyohio.com/signup.html. Click on “Club
Login”; then enter the following - LOGIN: sthelen
PASSWORD: member. Next click on “Go
Shopping”. Under Categories (on left) click on
“Fri/Sat Club Program”; click on “Club Program
Package” and then select options that apply to your
skier, click on “Add to Cart” and “Check
Out”. Lastly, click on “Create New Club Member”.
If you have any questions, please call Kevin
O’Reilly at 440-548-5292.