November 9, 2014 • The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
6300 N Meridian Road 83646 • P.O. Box 708 Meridian, Idaho 83680
P: 208-888-1182
F: 208-884-1800
Mass Schedule
Saturday Evening: 5:00 pm
Sunday Morning: 9:00 am & 11:00 am
Sunday Evening: 6:00 pm
Father MacMillan, Pastor
Weekday Masses:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 am
Communion Service: Thursday at 8:30 am
Father Legerski, Parochial Vicar
Robert Barros-Bailey
Ralph Flager
Gerald Pera
Bernie Rekiere
Malherbe Desert
Brian Flowers
Charles Rasmussen
David Shackley
Reconciliation: Saturday 3:30pm
Baptism & Marriage: Please call Parish Office
Anointing of the Sick: Offered during Saturday
Reconciliation hours (3:30-4:30pm); otherwise,
contact the Parish Office to schedule an appointment
All are invited to pray the Rosary
in the Day Chapel 30 minutes
before all weekend Masses.
No matter what your present or past status in the Catholic Church. No matter what your current family or
marital situation. No mater what your personal history, age, background, race or color. You
are invited, welcomed, accepted and loved at Holy Apostles Catholic Church.
This Week
Bulletin Deadline
Parish Bulletin ([email protected])
All bulletin articles must be submitted by 12 Noon on
Friday of the previous week (9 days before).
Thanksgiving weekend deadlines are slightly
different: Information for the Sunday, November 30
bulletin must be submitted by Tuesday, November
Thursday Weekly E-Newsletter
Go to holyapostlesmeridian.net to sign up for the Holy
Apostles weekly newsletter.
Weekly Readings (Nov. 9-16)
Readings for the Week of November 9, 2014
Sunday: Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12/1 Cor 3:9c-11, 16-17/Jn
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 5:16/Mt 25:14-30 or 25:14-15, 19-21
CCW Meeting
Next Council of Catholic Women Meeting is
Monday, November 10
Mass at 6:30pm
Meeting at 7pm in the Dining Room
All women of the Parish are welcome
Christmas Cards & Calendars
Holy Apostles is collecting Christmas Cards and 2015
calendars for the Men’s and Women’s Prison Ministries.
You can leave them at the front office with Patty
Blazek. Thank You for helping.
Friday Morning Playgroup
Parents and caregivers of children 5 and under are
invited to Holy Apostles Playgroup. Drop in and see!
November date is Friday, November 14, 9:30am Rm
Welcome to Holy Apostles
Becoming Catholic
Are you feeling a strange inner pull to look into the
Catholic Church? That spiritual longing you feel is God
drawing you back to Himself. God never forces; He
only invites. He leaves the decision up to you. If you
would like to talk about joining the Catholic Church,
call Mary Wax, 888-1182.
Random Catholic
Each week a Parishioner will be photographed and
asked a random question. If you see this person at
Mass, introduce yourself to them and tell them
something about yourself!
This Week’s Random Catholic
Michael attends the 5pm
Mass. His free time is spent
watching his kids in their sports
and spending time with his
Welcome Dinner
New to the Parish? Please join other new parishioners
for a Welcome Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 6pm.
There will be good food, fun, fellowship and prizes!
RSVP your family number attending to Peggy & Wally
Bang at [email protected] or call
884-1513. There is also a sign-up sheet on the bulletin
board. Hope to see you on the 15!
Christmas Wreaths
It’s not too early to start thinking about Christmas. The
gift of fresh greenery is perfect for your friends, family
or co-workers. There are 2 ways St. Mary's School is
selling wreaths this year. Shop online at
www.lynchcreekfundraising.com/f/37229 to ship
directly, or order locally through Boise At Its Best
Flowers for pickup at St. Mary's School. Please contact
Christina Klaas 867-9997 for ordering assistance.
Thursday, November 27
Thanksgiving Day - Mass at 10am
Reminder: Parish Office is closed on
November 27 & 28
42nd Annual
Friday, November 21, 2014, 6pm-9pm
Holy Apostles Catholic Church
Here’s What to Expect . . . .
Our kitchen will be serving delicious hamburgers, hot dogs, chili, chips, coleslaw, a drink and
homemade pies! It’s total yum!!!
We will be playing BINGO with 16 turkeys to be given away to our winners!
Bingo will begin at 7:00pm, immediately after dinner.
Grand Prize: $500 Cash
2nd Prize: $200 WinCo Card
3rd Prize: 7” Nexus 32GB Tablet valued at $150
Purchase a playing card from a deck of 52 cards and if yours is a match in the draw you win!
If you want to start your holiday shopping early or just like the thrill of bidding against an opponent,
then our silent auction is for you! We will have a variety of fantastic items to bid on.
If you have an item you would like to donate, please contact
Leilani Davis 208-938-0161, Tish Fields 541-709-0833; email: [email protected]
or Wini Trapp 208-939-0300; email: [email protected]
For the younger children, we will be hosting craft activities to participate in throughout the evening.
We are in need of your many talents to make this night successful!
Volunteer Form on Reverse Side
Without help from our parishioners, CCW could not make Fun Night possible.
If you can help, please fill out the Fun Night Volunteer Form on the backside and drop it in the
collection basket. Or you can call or email Mary Vincent at 887-3974, [email protected]
Volunteer Form on Reverse Side
Meridian, Idaho
Council of Catholic Women (CCW)
FUN NIGHT Volunteer Form
Friday, November 21, 2014
To be a part of this “Fun” night, please fill out your information below & mail to:
Mary Vincent 1329 W. 13th Meridian, ID 83642
or drop in the collection basket
Please check the box in the area & time at which you would like to help.
Clean Up
9:00pm – 10:00pm
Food Servers
5:30pm – 6:30pm
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Kitchen Clean Up
7:00pm – 8:00pm
8:00pm – 9:30pm
Bingo Card
Raffle Ticket Sales
5:30pm – 7:00pm
8:00pm – 8:45pm
Children’s Activities
6:00pm – 7:30pm
7:30pm – 8:30pm
(We really need help in this time slot)
Bring a Pie (Homemade Please)
Pies can be dropped off at the kitchen from noon on.
For more INFORMATION or if you have questions, please contact:
Mary Vincent, phone: 887-3974; email: [email protected] or Danette Arnzen; 870-3140
The money raised by CCW at this event goes to support charities and groups like Salt & Light Radio,
Birthright, City Light Home for Women, Rosary Makers, Baptismal Garments, & Cross International.
Welcome to Holy Apostles
November Thanks
Society of St. Vincent dePaul
Thanksgiving Food Box Project 2014
Sign-up to donate a food box
Volunteer your time
November 8 & 9 and 15 & 16
Church Foyer after Mass
Each year Society of St. Vincent de Paul volunteers
sponsor the Thanksgiving Food Box Project in Ada
County. Many helping hands are needed to make this
project a success. Our efforts here at Holy Apostles
are joined with hundreds of individuals, families,
community groups and other churches to provide a
holiday meal. These charitable efforts to share the
Lord’s blessings, help to feed several thousand of our
neighbors in need. Please stop by the tables in the
foyer next weekend to sign up to donate a food box,
to assist with box drop-offs in the church parking lot,
and/or to distribute food boxes at the fairgrounds.
Food Box Drop Off Date in East Parking Lot
by SVdP Building: Nov. 22 and 23
Salt & Light Radio
Thank you for your prayers, pledges, and support
during the recent Salt & Light Radio pledge drive.
Praise God! We surpassed our goal and raised over
$140,000 between our four stations. Your continued
support keeps us on the air for all to learn more about
our Catholic faith, 24/7. The winner of the Golden
Spatula was St. Mark's Knights. Interview podcasts will
be available in a couple of weeks along with pictures
from the drive at saltandlightradio.com. Thanks again
for your support and remember to tune in to 1140AM,
YOUR listener supported Catholic Radio Station.
Harvest Thanksgiving
to the Energizers
May the Lord of all Blessings bestow his benediction on
Rusty Bang and all the Energizer Saints who gathered
for us TONS of food with their Trick or Treat project.
You truly did a great, great job! Our pantry is
looking much better. This past week the amount of
people that came to us for food was unusually high.
Your labor of love will go far to serve all our
Distribution of Food Boxes at the Fairgrounds:
November 24th and 25th.
For more information please contact
Yvonne at 863-7554, or Betty at 376-4622.
Knights of Columbus
The Knights would like to thank all the people who took
the time to donate the life saving gift of blood. Thanks
to the parishioners and ladies of the CCW who baked
the delicious cookies for the Blood Drive. We would
like to give a special thank you to Patty Blazek,
Monique Kilroy and all the volunteers for their hard
work to make this a successful Blood Drive.
Council of Catholic Women
CCW wants to extend a HUGE thank you to the Holy
Apostles community of faith. The generosity of the
bakers, the workers and the buyers made our bake
sale during the Ministry Fair a tremendous success. We
raised over $1100 and these proceeds, and those of
our upcoming spring bake sale, will fund the CCW
college scholarship for a graduating senior boy or girl
of Holy Apostles parish beginning in May 2015. Thank
You, Thank You, Thank You!
Meridian, Idaho
Parish Information
Idaho Catholic Register
Thank you for your support by paying for the ICR
being delivered to your mail box.. Your $17.00 check
to the parish may be dropped in the collection basket.
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration
For more information, contact: Cookie at 939-8430,
Carol C at 323-7634 or Carol M at 939-0703
Prayer Chain
Holy Apostles has a prayer chain that prays for the
needs of all and would like to pray for you. If you
need prayer for any reason, call Ann Grindstaff, 3784656.
Rosary Makers
Rosary Makers meet Thursday mornings at
9:30am in Room 109. Call Cora Fischer at
Legion of Mary
Our Lady of the Smiles. Monday evenings at 7pm,
Room 108: Contact Evie Thibault 602-3421
Our Lady of Tears. Thursday mornings at 9:30am,
Room 108: Contact Mary Hill 794-7557
Our Lady of Victory. Friday mornings at 9:30am,
Room 108: Contact Sandra Whittaker 938-1310
Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Thursday afternoons, 2
pm at the home of Linda Scherer. Contact 871-4796
Council of Catholic Women
Meets on the 2nd Monday of each month Sept-May.
Mass at 6:30pm and business meeting at 7pm.
Joan Worden, President
Knights of Columbus
Meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month.
Grand Knight-Gary Babbitt [email protected]
Columbarium Niches
Are available for Holy Apostles parishioners. Please
contact the parish office at 888-1182, x-3003.
In Honor of Our Mothers
In the church by the St. Joseph’s Grotto we have a tree
to honor our mothers. Leaves are available for
purchase. Contact Deb at ext. 3003 for information.
Welcome to Holy Apostles
Catechist Certification Classes
Interested in working toward your Catechist
Certification through the Diocese of Boise.
There will be an all-day workshop at Holy Apostles:
Saturday, Nov. 15, 8:30 am-4 pm in the Dining
Room/Room 100. Class will be taught by a
representative from the Diocesan Office of Catechesis.
RSVP to the Theresa or Blanca in the RE office,
888-1182 ext. 3022 or 3021.
Adult Ed on Tuesdays
9:30am & 6:30pm
No Adult Ed on November 11
Advent Series with Deacon Barros-Bailey
November 18, No Adult Ed on November 25
December 2, 9, 16
There are also classes on Thursday morning from
10am to 12 noon in Room 100.
Priest Calendar
Representatives from the St. John Vianney Society will
be in the courtyard after all Masses this weekend to
sell the “Men in Black III” priest calendars for 2015.
Fr. Dat Vu is featured priest for April!
Suggested donation is $15. Monies collected are
used for priest vocations and supporting the
seminarians and priests of the Diocese of Boise.
Little Flowers Girls Club
Holy Apostles Little Flowers Girls Club (ages 5-10)
meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month. It is run as a
co-op with both mothers and daughters present. Each
month focuses on a different virtue, saint and scripture
verse. Contact Colleen Ware by calling/texting 4849050 or email her at [email protected] Next
meeting: Nov. 15 at 10am in Room 102.
Book Club Meeting
The next meeting of the Apostles Book Club (ABC) will
be on Thursday, November 20, from 7:00-8:30pm in
rooms 100-101. For more information please contact,
Normie Melendez ([email protected]), or
Teresa Miller ([email protected]), JoAnn Shaul
([email protected]).
News & Events
News for Catholic Young Adult
Singles and Couples
Catholic Young Adult Singles
2nd Sunday of each month (September – June), this
gathering starts with communal prayer and then
features a short topical presentation on a matter of
faith followed by group discussion. Located in the Day
Chapel at Holy Apostles Parish, the group starts at
7:15pm (immediately following Sunday evening Mass).
Next Young Adult Singles Night is November 9
Catholic Young Adult Couples
3rd Sunday of each month (September – June), this
gathering starts with communal prayer and then
features a short topical presentation on a matter of
faith followed by group discussion. Located in the Day
Chapel at Holy Apostles Parish, the group starts at
7:15pm (immediately following Sunday evening Mass)
(Babysitting will be available in the Church Cry Room).
Next Young Adult Couples Night is November 16
Inviting Catholic women of all ages to
join us for three great events with Terry
Polakovic, a Co-Founder and the
Executive Director of Endow in Denver. Endow
(Educating on the Nature and Dignity of Women) is an
educational program designed to help women go
deeper in their Catholic faith.
Talk on Saint Catherine of Siena- “Setting the World
Ablaze”: Join Terry and explore an unforgettable
saint’s story that transports us to another era even as it
speaks to modern hearts. Be inspired by St. Catherine’s
example and let her encourage you to truly become
the woman God calls you to be! Thursday, Nov. 13
at 7pm at St. Mark’s in the Resurrection Room or
Friday, November 14th at 9am at St. John’s in the
Riffle Center (downstairs).
Endow Facilitator Training
Saturday, November 15th from 8am to 12:00 pm at
Holy Apostle’s in Room 107. In this training class you
will learn the history, mission, and message of Endow
as well as the main concepts in the Catholic Church’s
teachings on women. At the end of this half-day event
you will be equipped to lead your own small group. If
you would like to attend the training event, please
register online at www.endowgroups.org. There is a
fee of $25 for the training materials.
For more information contact: Linda Morris at
853-1690 or Cheryl Johnson at 322-1543.
~Parish Nursing~For Wellness
of Body, Mind and Spirit
Factors with unclear effect on risk of
getting Pancreatic Cancer
Diet: Some studies linked pancreatic cancer and diets
that include a lot of red meat, pork, and processed
meat (such as sausage and bacon). Others have found
that diets high in fruits and vegetables may help
reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer. But not all studies
have found such links, and the exact role of diet in
relation to pancreatic cancer is still being studied.
Physical inactivity
Some research has suggested that lack of physical
activity might increase pancreatic cancer risk. But not
all studies have found this.
Coffee: Some older studies have suggested that
drinking coffee might increase the risk of pancreatic
cancer, but more recent studies have not confirmed this.
Alcohol: Some studies have shown a link between
heavy alcohol intake and pancreatic cancer. This link is
still not certain, but heavy alcohol use can lead to
conditions such as chronic pancreatitis and cirrhosis,
which are known to increase pancreatic cancer risk.
For more, see the American Cancer Society Guidelines on
Nutrition and Physical Activity for Cancer Prevention
AARP Driver Safety Program returns to Holy Apostles,
Friday, Nov 14th, 9:00-3:30pm. Enjoy discounted
insurance premiums, eliminate points from your Driver’s
License. Sign up and information, call Monique Kilroy,
Parish Nurse at 888-1182 ext 3008.
Take Advantage of the Welcome Baby Program: We
welcome your new baby with a gift, a visit, and much
more, as your family adjusts to its newest member.
Contact the Parish Nurse at 888-1182 ext. 3008 for
The Flu Season is Here
Hand washing is an important step in preventing the
spread of germs among parishioners. Please lather
hands for a full 20 seconds before rinsing, each time
you use the restrooms. If you are not feeling well,
running a temperature, or have a child who is not
feeling well, please consider staying home. Cover your
cough with the inside of your elbow, and use hand
sanitizer when washing your hands is not possible.
Please know that your awareness and consideration of
others is appreciated by all. Let’s stop the spread of
the Flu and illnesses that interrupt our lives.
Meridian, Idaho
From the Business Office
ICR PRESS DRIVE UNDER WAY: By now you have received your renewal envelope in your latest ICR issue. If you
wish to continue receiving this valuable Diocesan paper, please renew immediately. If you are not yet a
subscriber, please take an envelope from the gathering space; include your name and payment and your name will
be added to the mailing list. For those of you who cannot afford a paper, please call and we will send you
complimentary issues. For those currently receiving the paper, all subscriptions not renewed by Dec. 1 will be
2014 IDAHO CATHOLIC APPEAL: We are still shy $27,822 of our goal
of $211,939. You may pledge online at www.catholicidaho.org.
Envelopes are also available in the gathering space, along with a brochure.
this campaign is now entering its third year of a four year campaign. Holy Apostles
had the largest goal to reach, $1,156,643.00. We have met 82.24% of our goal as of 10/21.
Outstanding pledges are $360,133. If you have not yet pledged to this campaign
you’ll find pledge envelopes in the gathering space. Thank you for your consideration.
OFFERTORY ENVELOPES: Your offertory envelopes are a valuable tool when tithing. If you are receiving them in
the mail and attend weekly Mass, please use them. For those using online giving or monthly bank drafts, if you are
receiving tithing envelopes and wish to discontinue using them, please call Deb at ext. 3003 and leave her a
message. Thank you.
Celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday 2015
in Poland and visit the
Shroud of Turin
(also Prague, Italy and Medjugorje)
April 9-April 27, 2015 $3,900 per person
During the pilgrimage, we will visit the Infant Jesus of
Prague, the convent of St. Faustina, the home of Pope
John Paul II and the Icon of Our Lady of Czestochowa.
We will also visit St. Stephen Cathedral in Budapest,
Hungry and Medjugorje. In Italy we will visit Rome,
San Giovanni, Lanciano, Loreto and see the Shroud of
Turin which will be on display. Boise Rep for this trip is
Eva Pera. Contact her at 208-888-7823.
Orange & Grapefruit Sale
Students from Bishop Kelly High School participating in
a Service Trip to New Orleans will be selling oranges
and grapefruits after all Masses the weekend of
November 22 & 23. Your generosity in supporting
these students is greatly appreciated.
Welcome to Holy Apostles
Giving Tree at Holy Apostles
It has been a tradition at Holy Apostles to have the
“Christmas Giving Tree” to help children in need in our
area for Christmas. The tree will be in the
Church Foyer for 2 weekends starting
November 29/30. Please consider taking a
gift tag from the Giving Tree to help
someone less-fortunate than yourself. We
are also asking those who are able, to sign
up for a food box for the families of the
children on our Christmas list.
Questions, call Deb at 412-5537.
Thank you for your kindness and generosity
Advertiser Spotlight
Parish Office Hours
Energizers (6-8 grade)
Monday–Friday 9-5pm, Closed 12-1pm
Holy Apostles Parish Staff
To email Parish Office Staff and Directors, use person’s first
initial & last [email protected]
Deb Miller, Bookkeeper......................................... ext-3003
Paul Miller, Facilities Manager ..............................ext-3023
Jon McKay, Music Director ...................................ext-3020
Monique Kilroy, Parish Nursing .............................ext-3008
Midge Lee, Pastoral Associate of Liturgy
(Weddings, Funerals) ............................................ext-3011
Patty Blazek, Pastoral Associate of Ministries.....ext-3009
Joie LaCasse, Receptionist ....................................ext-3001
Faith Formation Directors
Preschool - Grade 5
Blanca Hutson..........................................................ext-3021
Theresa Malouf.......................................................ext-3022
Office Hours (Room 107)
Mon-Wed 10 am-12 pm / 1 pm-5 pm (or by appt.)
Rusty Bang .............................................................. ext-3025
Office Hours Monday-Friday 11am-5pm
Energizers meet on Wednesday 7 pm–8:30 pm
High School Ministry/Confirmation
Deacon Robert Barros-Bailey ............................. ext-3026
Call for appointment ...........................................371-8289
or email ..................................... [email protected]
Becoming Catholic
Mary Wax.............................................................. ext-3007
Returning Catholics
Donna Dennard .....................................................895-8469
Holy Apostles 20/30’s Group
Parish based community of young adults who seek
to draw closer to Christ.
Deacon Robert Barros-Bailey 371-8289 or
[email protected]
To register please come to the Parish Office or e-mail the Parish Office to request a
Registration Form. You will also find the forms on our website.
Human Trafficking:
A Local Issue
In 2011, two eleven year old girls from
Pocatello were coaxed via the internet to
ride a bus to California to meet
“boyfriends who live in Hollywood.”
Thankfully parents were alerted. In this
three-week course a detective with Idaho
Internet Crimes against Children will
present “Internet Porn” and how that is
fueling human trafficking in our state and
nation. Merikay Jost and Mari Artalejo
will hold general knowledge presentation
on the different forms of human
trafficking and how we as individuals
participate in its thriving continuation. A
detective with the GANGS Unit will
discuss how sex trafficking is occurring in
our area and what is being done to help
law enforcement. The meeting will be on
Wednesdays, 6:30-8pm, Nov. 5, 12 and
19 at The Cathedral of the Rockies, 717
N. 11th. For more information, contact
Jenny at [email protected]
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