St. Joseph Catholic Church

All Souls Day
“If we have died with
Christ, we believe we
shall also live with
him.” -- Romans 6:8
St. Joseph
Catholic Church
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
Liturgy Schedule
Sunday 10:30 a.m.
Saturday: 5:30 p.m.
No weekday services
scheduled due to
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
Deacon Bob Froehle
Mo Koezuna
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, 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
Ministry Schedule
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.
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!! To volunteer, contact
Mo Koezuna 304-1492 .