St. Mary Catholic Church 1998 Hwy 412 East/PO BOX 118 Siloam Springs, AR 72761 Pastor: Fr. Salvador Márquez -Muñoz Deacon: Salvador Zavala Parish Office: 479-524-8526 Fax: 479-524-5677 Email: [email protected] http://www.stmarysiloamsprings.com General Mass Schedule Saturdays (English) 4:30 PM Sundays (English) 9:00 AM (Spanish) 12:00 PM (Spanish) 2:30 PM Mondays NO MASS Tuesdays (Eng) 12:00 PM Wed. (s) (Spanish) 7:00 PM Thurs. (s )(English ) 8:30 AM Fridays (English) 8:30 AM 1st Fridays (Spanish) 7:00 PM For Special Times Look Inside The Bulletin Adoration Times Tuesday Thursday 12:30 PM—8PM 1:00 PM—9:00PM Sunday 3:30 PM — 7:30 PM First Friday 8:00 PM 9:30 PM Nocturnal (Spanish) 9:30 PM — 5:00 AM November 2, 2014 All Souls Day "And this is the will of the one who sent me, that I should not lose anything of what he gave me, but that I should raise it on the last day. For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal life, and I shall raise him up on the last day." - Jn 6:39-40 St. Mary’s Parish Mission Statement Confession Saturday 3:30PM - 4:15PM Sunday 11:00AM - 11:45 PM Or By Appointment Office Hours Tue thru Fri 9AM - 2PM Office of Faith Formation Hours Tues and Thurs 9 AM - 12 PM Parish Life Coordinator by appointment We are a Catholic community of believers, rich in tradition and growing in diversity. We provide a barrier free environment in which parishioners of all ages and cultures share the same faith, theology, sacramental and liturgical celebrations, instruction and other social and spiritual events. This enables us to connect with the world in which we live by proclaiming the Gospel through our actions , words and prayers. The Special Intentions for all Masses the Month of November will be for ALL SOULS. Join us as we pray for our loved ones that have gone before us. Catholic Charities has initiated a support group for people with mental health challenges to know that they are valued and genuinely welcome. The group is called the St. Dymphna Society. Meetings are held the last Tuesday of each month in Fletcher Hall, at St. John Center, at 6:00p.m. Mass is held, and meetings follow. To learn more contact Rebecca Cargile, 664-0340 x 355. No reservations are necessary, and all are welcome . Upcoming Retreats at St. Scholastica Retreat Center: November 14-16 Abbot Jerome Kodell, OSB “Walking With Jesus to the Heavenly Jerusalem” Cost: $175.00. Commuter $120.00 December 4 The Womb of Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB Advent: Birthing the Holy” Briana Vargas Susie Haywood Norbert Wick Judy Anderson Janeen Chmielewski Charles Baxter Stephen Stubbs Jim Woods Axel Mujica Ayala Ruth Thrasher Carolina Rivera Olivia & Gary Dieker Ron Chouinard Dan La Bell Dc. Salvador Zavala Michael Frawley Bernalda Valentin Vega Melida Cano Mariana García Ardani Vinicio Bautisa Jaqueline Alvarez Mitchell Abrahamsen Estela del la Cruz Stephen Vasquez Bernice Higley Barbara Condron Marcus dela Cruz Maria Teresa Buezo Angelica dela Cruz Thomas Carlos Charisse dela Cruz Catherine Couey Lydia Bolen Ardus Jackson and Family Marlene Piazza If you know of someone that can be taken off the prayer list or added to the list please contact the office. Cost: $50.00 “January 8-11, 2015 treat Cost: $235.00 January 8-17, 2015 treat Cost: $575.00 3 Day Silent Directed Re- 8 Day Silent Directed Re- St. Mary's Guatemala Mission Team will host a Chili Cook Off and Tamale Contest accompanied by a Silent Auction on Sunday, November 9, at 5 p.m. For more information, or to register, call 479.783.1135 or visit www.stscho.org/retreat-registration at least two weeks prior to the retreat date. Contestants should sign up with any of our team members. There will be prizes!!! We Need Items To Auction. All doIn the Vestibule there are bags to be filled to help the Manna Center furnish a nice Thanksgiving Dinner for someone in Need. Please pick one up and return it no later than Nov. 16 . Leave your filled sack in the vestibule of the church and we will deliver it to the Manna Center. Thanks for being so generous during the Holiday Season. The items needed for this dinner will be listed on the front of the Sack. nations are welcomed! Tickets for dinner and voting are on sell now. See the Jeanne Clayberg for more information. PRESENTATION ON “Contemplative Tradition” Tuesday, Nov 11 at 6:30 PM in The Parish Hall. The Olivetan Benedictine Sisters in Jonesboro AR invite you to come and experience their life. November 21-23, 2014 @ Holy Angels Convent, 1699 CR 766, Jonesboro, AR 72403. To Register: contact Sister Mary Clare at 870-273-6872 or e-mail [email protected] Registrations are now being accepted for Search #135, a retreat to help juniors and seniors in high school get to know themselves better, deepen their friendship with Christ, and find support in living out their faith. Search #135 will be held at St. John Center, Little Rock, December 12 – 14, 2014. The fee is $120.00. The Diocese of Little Rock has an opening for an Associate Editor for Arkansas Catholic. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in journalism/ communications or equivalent experience and three years of writing and editing experience. This is a full-time position with competitive pay and benefits. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and published clips. To apply, write Malea Hargett, Editor, Arkansas Catholic, P.O. Box 7417, Little Rock, AR 72217 or [email protected] For more information call (501) 664-0125. For more information and registration forms visit our website at: http://www.dolr.org/offices/youth/ documents/search135.pdf Diocesan directory The 2015 Diocese of Little Rock directory is now available. It is an invaluable resource to keep in your house or car to find Mass times for another parish or to call or e-mail a parish, priest, deacon or religious in the diocese. It costs only $10. Send your check or money order to Directory, Arkansas Catholic, P.O. Box 7417, Little Rock, AR 72217. NATIONAL CATHOLIC YOUTH CHOIR is seeking high school singers to audition for the 2015 camp and multi-state concert tour. The choir is led by Axel Theimer and founding director Fr. Anthony Ruff, OSB. NCYC admits U.S. students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin. For ages, dates and money and where see the bulletin board in the vestibule. Apply online at www.CatholicYouthChoir.org. Applications and auditions are due March 27, 2015. Focus on Mental Illness – Demographics According to the National Institute of Health, in a given year about one in four people has a diagnosable mental illness, while one in seventeen has a severe and persistent mental illness. One in five families is affected. Consider the prevalence of this illness in our own parish community, and the support needs of parishioners and their families. If you have questions you may contact Trish Gentry [email protected] at the Diocese of Little Rock Youth Ministry office: 501-6640340, ext 418. **Scholarships are available for those wishing to attend that are in need of financial assistance. Please contact Liz or Trish for more information. Scholarship applications may be found at the following link: http://www.dolr.org/offices/youth/docum ents/diocesanscholarshipapplication.pdf Exciting news: Matthew Kelly is coming to NW Arkansas next March to present Passion and Purpose Live! He will be at St. Joseph in Conway Friday night, March 6th and at St. Raphael in Springdale on Saturday morning March 7th. Tickets can be purchased on line at www.dynamiccatholic.com or you can contact each church for more information. Please plan to attend this powerful, engaging and captivating event. St. Joseph: 501-327-6568 & St. Raphael: 479-756 -6711. Or see Rebecca Buxton at the Sunday Mass. Rebecca will have tickets to sell later in Nov. General: $3674.97 Come discover how God’s work in Mary prepares our hearts for God to work in us. “Mary, Finding Favor with God” is an afternoon of reflection that is open to all Catholic adults in the area. Presentations by Cackie Upchurch, opportunities for prayer and reflective discussion will be time well spent. Saturday, November 8, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Rogers. Free admission. Please e-mail ([email protected]) or phone the church office (479-636-4020) to reserve your spot. We want to have plenty of room and plenty of snacks. Sponsored by Little Rock Scripture Study. Announcements for the Bulletin: Need to be in by 9:00 AM on Wed morning send to [email protected] . Parish Life Coordinator & Liturgical Ministers & Baptisms and RCIA. - Diana Harshbarger call church office. Religious Education—Leticia Zavala DFF 524-8526 Virtus—Leticia Zavala 524-8526 Church Choir: Choir see Jan & Dave Lauderdale - Sat Choir See Mary Joe Surcouf or Sue Erb Church Secretary: Lety Bautista Flowers for Mass: Contact Office or Diana /envelopes are in the vestibule make checks to: St Mary Altar . Knights of Columbus: Contact Eric Robinson 501-772-9061 Marriages: Please, call Father Salvador at least 6 months in advance. If a prior marriage approximately 1 year. Prayer Chain: Eric Robinson [email protected] 501-772-9061 or When You Lose Someone Precious: Call St. Mary’s Parish and let us offer you support and comfort by serving a luncheon after the funeral for your family and friends. Call Marie Rollins 479524-8642 Youth Ministry : Call Sheri Karp at 479-736-2663 Whenever Father Is Away And A Priest Is Needed, Contact: St. Raphael’s Church, Springdale 479-756-6711 (or) St Joseph's Church, Tontitown, 479-361-2612 Readings for the Week of November 2, 2014 Sunday: Wis 3:1-9/Rom 5:5-11 or Rom 6:39/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 3:9c11, 16-17/Jn 2:13-22 Need to make room for a new season and holiday 'STUFF'? The Knights of Columbus will be glad to help you! For our upcoming winter garage sale, we will gladly accept and/or pick up unneeded, still useable items. Questions or requests, call Gerry Donner, 524-5550, or Chyle Rollins, 524-8642. As always, many thanks and blessings on those who have helped so much in the past, in donating and in shopping! Thanks to you the successful sales help us keep on giving and supporting our parish and community needs The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed "I will not reject anyone who comes to me." Today, as we remember the faithful departed, we can rejoice in these words from Jesus. He promises that he will welcome those who come to him. He is so anxious to embrace us! As the catechism puts it, "All who die in God's grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation" (CCC 1030). Jesus' whole message here is important. Eternal salvation is available to all, but it does involve a level of participation on our part. "Everyone who sees the Son and believes in him may have eternal life," Jesus says in today's Gospel. When it's authentic, of course, this belief is more than mere lip service. Understanding that Jesus is our savior and our God is one thing. Coming to him is another; it takes belief to the next level of personal commitment. This involves choices, decisions, and actions. Coming to Jesus means being near him-through a spiritual life that involves a real relationship with him-as well as being focused on him by charting our life's course in the light of faith. This is what we strive to do during the ups and downs of this life. But it isn't always easy. Even as faithful Christians we often fall short of perfect cooperation with God. But this is not cause for despair! Today we remember that even Christians who die still "imperfectly purified" can ultimately share the blessing of heaven. We pray for these souls in purgatory to come closer and closer to perfect union with the Lord. And meanwhile, we strive to increase our own union with Christ in the hopes of sharing eternity with him and with the whole communion of saints, including our loved ones who have gone before us in faith.
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