All Souls Day “If we have died with Christ, we believe we shall also live with him.” -- Romans 6:8 St. Joseph Catholic Church LOOKING TO THE LAST DAY On All Souls Day, the Church remembers all who have walked the way of Christ and passed from this life. The readings all look to the last day, when we shall all rise from the dead and be reunited. There is a broad selection of readings from which to choose for All Souls Day. Listed here are a couple of possibilities from the broad selection available for this Sunday. First Reading — The souls of the just are in the hands of God, and no torment shall touch them (Wisdom 3:1-9). Alternatively, The prophet Daniel announces words of warning and welfare. He cautions us against the judgment to come, but he also comforts us and assures us that all who live a life of virtue and justice will find life eternal. Psalm — The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want (Psalm 23). Second Reading — Hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out into our hearts (Romans 5:5-11) or Romans 6:3-9. The reading from Romans reminds us that, because of Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection and our entrance into that paschal mystery through baptism, we now share in the new life won by Christ. This recognition has repercussions: we need to live righteously now, that we might rise to life forever with Christ on the last day. Gospel — This is the will of the Father, that everyone who sees the Son and believes may have eternal life (John 6:37-40). In the Gospel Jesus pledges that all the Father has given him will not be lost. All the faithful will be raised to joy and live forever in the presence of God. Remember in your prayers Those who are ill or in need of prayer: Bryce Warnke-Green, Francis Alvanna Connie Bartko, Emily Regan, May Bernhardt, Cindy Briscoe, Elsa Bronson, Everett Buzek, Carol Cartee, Gemma Carlisle, Dominic Cioppa, Michael Cioppa, Mathilda Crisci, Cathy Freericks, Adeline Gaudreau, Bev Gelzer, Jens Hildreth, Carlee Hobbs, Jerome Koezuna, Joe Kunnuk, Andrew Kunayak Sr, Fr. Clint Landry, Wilbert Landry, Ben Merculief, Megan Mackiernan, Pauline Montminny, Peggy & Ray Mucillo, Fr Armand Nigro, SJ, Sigwien Omiak, Mary Omnick, Alex Oyoumick, Fr. Chuck Peterson, SJ , Kerrie Prettitore, Marie Saclamana, John Schaeffer, Pete Schaeffer, Louise Scratcher, Annette Sherwood, Antonia Stewart and the Stewart family, Fr. Sean Thomson, Joseph Trimarchi, Charles Tunley, Phillip Villa. Those in the military: Souther Board, Bryan Braswell, Frank Ellanna, Jake Froehle, Travis Kayouktuk, Christina McGuire, Michael Miller, Jennifer Thomas, Jeffery Wysong, Andy Lean Those who have passed: Peter Ahkvaluk, Gilbert Schaeffer Parish Bulletin November 1-2, 2014 PO Box 1010 Nome, AK 99762 907 443-5527 walaskacatholic.org Liturgy Schedule Sunday 10:30 a.m. Saturday: 5:30 p.m. No weekday services scheduled due to travel NEXT Confessions: Sat November 22 at 4:30 p.m. or upon request Fr Ross is trying to go to Little Diomede Nov. 3-10 and then on to Kotzebue Nov. 14-18 Fr. Ross Tozzi 443-5527 Deacon Bob Froehle 443-3750 Mo Koezuna 304-1492 Parish Council: Dora Ahkinga Rebecca Callahan Patrick Callahan Frances Contreras Angela Gorn Megan Mackiernan Leona Mayac Nancy McGuire Tom Moran Mark Your Calendars: Next Parish Council Meeting Tuesday November 11 National Vocation Awareness Week - November 2-9 A Monastery Anyone Can Join Pledge to pray for vocations at the international web site, www.invisiblemonastery.com. Just choose our diocese, then indicate how often you will pray. It’s a beautiful way to join with Catholics around the world to ask God for more priests. Prayer for Vocations God our Father, You made each of us to use our gifts in the Body of Christ. We ask that You inspire young people whom you call to priesthood and consecrated life to courageously follow Your will. Send workers into Your great harvest so that the Gospel is preached, the poor are served with love, the suffering are comforted, and Your people are strengthened by the sacraments. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen “Let us not forget that Christian marriage is a vocation to holiness in the full sense of the word, and that the example of holy parents is the first condition favorable for the flowering of priestly and religious vocations.” – Pope Benedict XVI What’s the Difference Between A Nun and a Sister The terms “nun” and “sister” are often used interchangeably, though technically there is a difference between the two. A nun is a woman who lives a contemplative life in a monastery which is usually cloistered, which means “enclosed.” Her ministry and prayer life is centered within and around the monastery for the good of the world. A sister is a woman who lives, ministers, and prays within the world. While she often lives with other sisters, her life is called “active” or “apostolic” because she is engaged in the works of mercy and other ministries that take the Gospel to others. As you can see, the difference is both in their charism (their spirituality and community lifestyle) and also their apostolate (type of work). Note that both nuns and sisters use the title “Sister,” such as “Sister Mary Elizabeth.” For more information see http://www.vocationawarenessweek.com/ Ministry Schedule Lectors November 1 - 5:30 PM Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Tom Moran November 2 - 10:30 AM Frances Contreras Gretchen Froehle, Bernadette Yaayuk Alvanna-Stimpfle November 8-9 Sunday Celebration in the Absence of A Priest Lay Presiders Tom Moran and Spruce Lynch 5:30 p.m. Lector 10:30 p.m. Lector Lynette Schmidt Leona Mayac Chris Agloinga Confirmation Class Meeting Confirmation Students meet twice a month with Deacon Bob Froehle at the church. The next class is November 2 at 5:00 PM. Religious Education Classes Classes are the first Sunday of every month. Our Next Sunday for Religious Ed will be after the Sunday Morning Mass, November 2!! 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