2 Saint Olaf Catholic Church Williamsburg, VA CALENDAR FOR THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 9 MONDAY, November 10 7pm Eucharistic Ministers Training-WA TUESDAY, November 11 8:30am Rosary On the Move-WA 1pm Bereavement Committee-CO 3:15pm Prayer Team Training-WA&CO 5pm Mass-WA Worship Committee-SR WEDNESDAY, November 12 10am Wednesday Women’s Group-SR Noon No Mass-WA 7pm Choir-WA RCIA-CFR THURSDAY, November 13 8:30am Rosary On the Move-WA 9am Staff Meeting-SR 9:30am Bible Study-The Mass-WA 10am Charity Knitters Noon Mass-WA 6:30pm Christ Life Training Sessions-WA&CO FRIDAY, November 14 –Starry Starry Night Noon Mass-WA SATURDAY, November 15-Campaign Witness Weekend Youth Donut Fund Raiser after all Masses 8am Rosary at Clinic 9am Confirmation Preparation Class Setup-WA&CO 10am Confirmation Preparation Class-WA&CO 4:30pm Reconciliation 5:30pm Vigil Mass-WA SUNDAY, November 16-Campaign Witness Weekend Youth Donut Fund Raiser after all Masses 8am Mass-WA 10am Mass-WA 11:30am Christian Formation for Children-WA&CO LifeTeen & Edge Core Team Meeting-SR 5pm LifeTeen & Edge Set up-WA&CO 6pm LifeTeen & Edge Classes-WA&CO CO-Commons; CFR-Christian Formation Room; KofC-Knights of Columbus; SR-Sun Room; WAWorship Area; RR-Round Room Readings for the Week of November 9 Sunday: Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12; 1 Cor 3:9c-11, 16-17 Jn 2:13-22 Monday: Ti 1:1-9; Lk 17:1-6 Tuesday: Ti 2:1-8, 11-14; Lk 17:7-10 Wednesday: Ti 3:1-7; Lk 17:11-19 Thursday: Phlm 7-20; Lk 17:20-25 Friday: 2 Jn 4-9; Lk 17:26-37 Saturday: 3 Jn 5-8; Lk 18:1-8 Next Sunday: Prv 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31; 1 Thes 5:1-6 Mt 25:14-30 Saturday, 11/8 Sunday, 11/9 5:30pm 8:00am 10:00am Tuesday, 11/11 5:00pm Wednesday, 11/12 Noon Thursday, 11/13 Noon Friday, 11/14 Noon Saturday, 11/15 5:30pm Sunday, 11/16 8am 10am Parishioners Living & Deceased † Evelyn Sapienzo † Rose Mirkovich † Chuck Fink No Mass † David Meyers † Jim DeVol † Heather K. Rybak Parishioners Living & Deceased † Mary Leck Bob Adams, Colin Allison, Shirley Alspaugh, Don and Maryann Aspinall, Michael Boley, Dolores Calhoun, Jason Campbell, Debra Costello, Robert Couch, Diane Donovan, Vera Eckert, Bill Ellsworth, Joe and Mary Eustace, Kelly Marie Hannon, David Harris, Carl Henley, Mary Ann Henzel, Grace Hogan, Ryan Holland, Mary Alice Hulcher, Jamie Kowaleski, Alvira Krollman, Anthony Joseph Lea, Peggy and Sid Mandina, Isabelle McLoone, Edward Moriarty, Vickie Cicero Morie, Jay Nelson, Joan Pastirik Morris, Joan Nancoz, Donna Perger, Lauren Pugh, Sarah Steenken, Lyle Thomas, Ethan Thompson, Anthony Todaro, Len Trahan, Kathleen Ukrop, Darl Vincent and Mary T. Wallmeyer. We will remove from the prayer list all names that have been on the list for more than 8 weeks. If you wish a name to remain, please email or call the office to resubmit your request. We hold in our hearts and our prayers Louise Moore and Cindy Zangardi and their family as they grieve the death of her husband and her father Robert Moore. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen Offertory and Budget Second Collection-Campaign for Human Development, Sunday, November 23 FYE2015 Jul-Oct, 2014 October 25-26 November 1-2 November 8-9 November 15-16 November 22-23 Total ACTUAL 143,631.17 9,486.89 12,327.50 BUDGET 153,101.00 11,777.00 11,777.00 DIFFERENCE -9,469.83 -2,290.11 550.50 $200,905.67 $211,986.00 -$11,080.33 Weekly Totals For November 1-2 Building Fund $2,299.00 Food Pantry & Outreach $528.00 Thank You for your generosity Dedication of the Lateran Basilica Christian Formation News Terri Chang • [email protected] 3 Youth Formation News Ann Mattio • 804-572-8664 • [email protected] Adult Formation Youth Formation RCIA Classes are held on Wednesdays at 7pm: RCIA is a program of inquiry into the Catholic Religion. If you an adult and have ever desired to learn more about Catholicism, need an update on Catholicism, are married to a Catholic and wonder what this religion is all about or are sure you would like to become a member of our faith community, this class is for you. Contact Terri Chang for more information at 564-3819. LifeTeen/Edge schedule: Sundays: November 2, 9, 16 from 67:30pm. Parent Nights – November 9 at 6pm. The next LifeTeen/Edge meeting is Sunday, November 9 at 6pm. Parents of LifeTeen youth are invited to share an evening together. We will use the companion book to LifeTeen. Our session topic is “Gathered to be Sent.” Come as you are! The next Confirmation class is Saturday, November 15 at 10am. Parents meet in the Church Office Sun Room at 10am Wednesday Women Group: The first book we are reading and discussing is “Walking Together: Discovering the Catholic Tradition of Spiritual Friendship” by Mary Deturris Poust. The book examines rich and nurturing examples of spiritual friendship from saints to modern religious leaders. We meet 10am in the Sun Room. Bible Study: The Mass; November 6 at 9:30am in the Worship Area we will present a five session Scriptural tour through the prayers, hymns and ritual of the liturgy. Sign up before October 29th so that books can be ordered from Ascension Press. The dates for the session are November 13, December 4, 11 and 18. Email Terri Chang at [email protected] for more information and sign up. Children’s Formation Question of the Week: What gift does being part of an universal Church offer to you? How do you hear yourself being called to holiness? Elementary Christian Formation-Kindergarten to Fifth grade: Do you know that today we celebrate the cathedral church of the bishop of Rome, the Lateran Basilica. Did you that the Basilica was a gift from Emperor Constantine? Who is the Bishop of Rome? Reconciliation Preparation for Children: A parent’s meeting will be held on November 18 at 7pm in the Commons. The children’s lessons will start on November 22 at 12pm. Pick up a letter after Elementary Christian Formation today with more details. Understanding First Reconciliation: The Lord Jesus Christ obtained the forgiveness of sins and restored our relationship to God by means of the Paschal Mystery: his Passion, Death, and Resurrection. The Church exercises the power to forgive sins through the sacraments. **X-BOX360 RAFFLE TICKETS SALES** The Youth Ministry will be selling raffle tickets for an X-BOX 360 after all Masses the weekends of November 15 & 16 and November 22 and 23. Cost is $5.00 per ticket and proceeds from this fundraiser will support Youth Ministries activities. This week at Edge we discuss the story of David, one of the greatest kings in Israel’s history. We learn how his strength and courage came from his pursuit of God’s heart. We look at how our hearts are similar to a kingdom and realize that if God is our king, we can defeat any obstacle that we face. Here are some questions to ask your youth about this week’s topic: What is your favorite story about King David? What are some “Goliaths” that you face in your own life? How can we make sure that Jesus is the center of everything we do as a family? This week at LifeTeen our session is titled ‘Gathered to be Sent’ and focuses on the Concluding Rite of the Mass. We discuss that we are gathered into Mass to be sent out with the mission of proclaiming the Gospel. Mass is not simply something we do once a week; it changes our entire outlook and empowers us for the week. We call liturgy “Mass” from the Latin ‘missio” which means “to be sent.” Here are some questions to help facilitate discussion with your youth: What mission are we sent out with each week after Mass? How can you personally live out this mission? As a family, how are we called to live out this mission? How can our family be more discerning of God’s will? How can we integrate daily prayer into our lives, in order to draw on the grace we receive at Mass each week? Look together at the resources available online = Laudate app (free); www.LifeTeen.com; www.uscccb.org 4 Community Activities Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia is looking for volunteers for its CARES program. The Community Awareness and Resources for Seniors (CARES) program matches volunteer drivers with seniors to provide transportation to doctor’s appointments and on other errands. This service is so crucial to many seniors who wish to remain living independently and are unable to drive. Volunteers utilize an online system where they can sign up to provide a ride when they are free. Volunteer schedules are extremely flexible! For more information, please call Lydia McKaye at (757)456-2366, ext. 507 on the southside or Clara Gravely at (757) 875-0060 on the peninsula. Thank you for the gift of your time. The Center for Marriage, Family, and Life is hosting the 3rd Annual Catholic Men’s Conference in the Diocese of Richmond on Saturday, January 10 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond. The day will feature powerful and inspiring talks and breakout sessions, an expanded expo area, Sacrament of Reconciliation, and Mass. Bishop DiLorenzo will be speaking and celebrating Mass. We are also pleased to welcome Catholic speaker, author, and podcaster, Greg Willits as our keynote speaker. Registration is $35 for general admission, $15 for permanent deacons and college students, and free for priests and religious brothers. Learn more and register at www.cdrcmfl.org or call 804-622-5109 for details. Our Lady of Mount Carmel is CALLING ALL VENDORS!!! Spaces still available for the 29th Annual for OLMC Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday, December 6, 2014! Please contact the OLMC Home and School Association at [email protected] or 757-596-2754 for more details! Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic School is holding an Open House on Thursday, November 13th from 9-11am. OLMC is a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, serving Pre-K - 8th Grade. Join us for an informative discussion, school tour and opportunity to visit our classrooms in session at 52 Harpersville Rd in Newport News. RSVP to 757-596-2754 or [email protected] At OLMC, you can see the genuine love we share for learning, faith, community, service, and, most of all, for our students. Come and catch the Crusader Spirit first hand! Catholic Charities is sponsoring a support group for parents of children with special needs. Parent Point- This group provides a safe space for parents or guardians of a child with special needs, disabilities, or impairments. The group will explore and share resources, discuss financial challenges, school issues and family dynamics when a child has special needs. Please contact Marcela Osorio at 757-467-7707 or [email protected] to register. Knights Corner Knights of Columbus News St. Olaf Council 12589 Christmas Card Sales: The Knights will once again be selling Christmas Cards after all masses. If your are able to help after mass please contact John Hogan ([email protected]) Interested in Joining? If you would like to join our council please contact our Membership Chairman John Lambusta ([email protected]) or see one of our Brothers. K of C Website: Visit the Knights of Columbus web site at: www.kofc.org if you would like to learn more about the Knights of Columbus. Parish Activities Christmas Card Sales: The Knights will once again be selling Christmas Cards after all masses. Please stop by and see our assortment which expresses the true meaning of the Christmas season. Rosary on the Move: Come join us on Tuesday and/or Thursday mornings at 8:30am. in the Church to recite the Rosary. On Tuesday, we recite the Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries and on Thursday the Luminous and Joyful Mysteries. All are welcome! SPECIAL AND HOLY DAY MASS SCHEDULE FOR NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER November 27th Thanksgiving Day 10am December 8th The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary Noon and 7pm Christmas Pageant is on Sunday, December 21 at 5pm December 24 Christmas Eve 4pm and 7pm December 25th Christmas Day 10am December 31 Vigil of the Solemnity of Mary the Holy Mother of God 5:30pm January 1st Solemnity of Mary the Holy Mother of God 10am November 9, 2014 Extraordinary Minister of Communion Training for all new and current ministers will be held in the Worship Area on Monday, November 10th at 7pm. All ministers are asked to attend this meeting. This gathering is a valuable forum for current ministers to ask questions and for all ministers to have a refresher on how we serve communion at St. Olaf. CHRISTMAS PAGEANT INFO: Come children, come one and all! Please join the Christmas Pageant, share your talents. The next rehearsal is November 22 at 9am. Contact Cathrine Hogan at [email protected] or call at 757-2503200 or call Terri Chang at 757-564-3819 or email at to sign up or for more information. HALLOWEEN CANDY FOR OUR TROOPS; If you haven’t brought in your candy, this is the last weekend to place candy in the box in the Commons. Your donated candy will be sent to our troops. If you like, write a note and put it with your candy. The notes and candy will be sent together. Boxes will be in the Commons. Father Tom is challenging you to tithe (10%) of your Halloween candy. SPECIAL EVENT: AUTUMN SILENT AUCTION On the weekends of November 8 and 9 and November 15 and 16 there will be a Silent Auction in the Commons. Bid sheets will be available both weekends. There will be an opportunity to make a final bid on that special item you’ve been watching at 2pm on Sunday, November 16th. Bid sheets will be pulled at 2:45pm and auction winners will be announced immediately. 5 Food Pantry Volunteer Open House will be held Sunday, November 16th, between masses, from 9:15-9:50am in the food pantry area at the back of the church. All are welcome to learn more about the food pantry, who we serve, and how you can help! Current volunteers are welcome to find out more about our Free Christmas Market plans for December 12 from 4 to 6 pm. We hope to see you then! Free Christmas Market for Food Pantry Clients: The Food Pantry serves 233 active families and each month we are adding more new families to that list. This year we are planning something special for our food pantry clients to help them cook those traditional, comforting Christmas dishes that we all love. Donations are needed to stock our Free Christmas Market to be held December 12th. We will have grocery carts in the Commons starting November 16th where you can select tags to donate Christmas dinner items, build toiletry bags, and create goodie bags for the children. You can return your donations to these carts during the weeks of November and early December. We will need volunteers to assist in various aspects of this project, so please let us know if you would like to participate. Contact Darcy Compton with any questions. (864) 784-7331. Living Our Mission Campaign is off to a great start with 18 gifts and $527,000 in pledges received as of this past weekend. For those of you who have been able to attend one of our gatherings we hope that you have been able to take the time for prayerful reflection. We are hoping that many of you can make your gift decision soon so that we can build momentum prior to Participation Weekend in December. If you can, please drop your pledge card in the offertory basket as soon as you can or drop it off at the parish office. Our new Church can only be built if we can reach our $2,400,000 goal.
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