St. Stephen Catholic church (304) 743-3234

St. Stephen Catholic church
2491 James River Turnpike, Ona, WV 25545
(304) 743-3234
Reverend Babu Joseph Elamturuthil
WEB SITE: www.ststephens1.com
E MAIL: [email protected]
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
St Stephen Catholic Church, as a family of believers, is committed to pray, to teach, to study and to share our
gifts and talent with those whose lives we touch daily. The mission of our Parish is to proclaim the Gospel of
Our Lord Jesus Christ and to build a loving, caring community.
MASS SCHEDULE
Tuesday 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday—Friday
8:00 a.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.
Sunday 9:30 a.m.
THE 33rd
SUNDAY
IN
ORDINARTY
TIME
PARISH COMMITTEE & GROUP CHAIRS
Pastoral Council ….…….....…......
Trey Bedway
Finance Council ……….....…........
Lou Fischer
Eucharist ………….…….....….....
Clara Schulte
Liturgy …………………..............… Jean Valdes
Liturgy ........................... Sister Mary Grace Barile
RCIA ..................…...….......….... David Warner
Christian Service ….......…….....
Co-chairperson ...........................
Beckie Mohn
Faith Outreach ...........................
Patrick Grace
Music Director ……………..... Marieanne Cordle
Education Director ……….... Christine Anderson
C.W.I.T. ……....... Barb Hultin, Marge Carpenter
Activities ………..........… Lisa Willis, Andy Footo
November 16,
2014
Today’s Mass is offered
In Loving Memory of The Victims of the
Farmington, West Virginia Mine Disasters
by Alan & Charlene Hawkins
WELCOME NEW PARISHIONERS
If you would like to become member of our parish, please remove this portion of the page and fill out the following
information. You may place it in the collection basket, mail it, or bring it to the parish office
M—F between 8:30AM and 12:30 PM. WELCOME!
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MUSIC THIS WEEK
GATHERING
What Is This Place
303
The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want.
PSALM 23
GOSPEL ACCLAMATION
Pg. 227
Pg. 227
PREPARATION
On Eagle’s Wings
437
COMMUNION
I Am the Bread of Life
343
Eye Has Not Seen
463
We Are the Light of the World
609
SENDING FORTH
PARISH SCHEDULES
CONTRIBUTIONS
November 9, 2014
Mass Offerings
$
HOST
1,864.00
Benefit of Archdiocese
for Military Services
$
25.00
Mass Intentions
$
Halloween Dance
$
Social Concerns
$
Donation
$
November 16, 2014
5.00
630.00
283.00
Chris & Mary Crytzer
CROSS BEARER
Jim Adkins
READERS
Chris Martin & Diane Chandler
COMMUNION
Mary Raines, Stacy Fischer, Cindy
Gonsowski, Bunny Boone & Joe
Shanklin
ALTAR SERVERS
Richard Hoffman & Teresa Huang
KITCHEN HOSPITALITY
Pauletta Lyzenga & Rex Newby
DOUGHNUT PICKUP
Frank Chandler
COLLECTION COUNTERS
250.00
Lisa Willis & Angela Footo
WATER PLANTS
$
3,057.00
Carolyn Ciavarella
Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, November 16, 2014
November 23, 2014
HOST
Tod & Irene Faller
CROSS BEARER
Buddy Lake
READERS
Andy Footo & Carolyn Ciavarella
COMMUNION
Nico Orsini, Frank Chandler, Irene
Faller, Rex Newby & Clara Worst
Schulte
ALTAR SERVERS
Cole Bedway & Chloe Horn
KITCHEN HOSPITALITY
Cheryl & Dave Warner
DOUGHNUT PICKUP
Chris & Mary Crytzer
COLLECTION COUNTERS
Clara Worst Schulte & Sarah Ingles
WATER PLANTS
Mary Crytzer
By Bud Ozar
As the man in today’s gospel entrusted his servants with his money, so God has
‘entrusted’ our family to us. Like the good servants we are expected, not to play it
safe, but to selflessly and totally invest ourselves in each other.
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PARISH CALENDAR
TODAY, Nov. 16
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CAMP BOSCO CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
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Gift Classes following Liturgy
November 3—December 17, 2014
MONDAY, Nov. 17
Sign up between these dates for an easy payment
option of $75 down and four monthly payments of $60
per camper. For those campers registering before
December 17, you will receive a special gift of a Camp
Bosco pillowcase and a drawstring bag to put under the
Christmas tree!
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TUESDAY, Nov. 18
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Jim Jordan
Todd Forney
Bobby Mullins
Charla Bogren
Mary Harshbarger
Jade Swick
Connie Rogers
Ryan Muto
Betty Murphy
Danny Ingels
Jim Hultin
Joanne Gelin
Jan Brun
Vincent Evans
Harper Hopkins
Sarah Ingles
Dorothy Ross
Kathy Salmons
Kay Hagley
Heath Bowen
Wanda Potts
Fr. Gerald Gordon
Wendell Workman
Donavan Pria
Jane Eidle
Frank Topping
Tom Brose
Jennifer Joseph
Ronnie Stewart
Rick Robinson
David Reed
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 19
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Mass 8:00 a.m.
ECCHO opens at 10.00 a.m.
THURSDAY, Nov. 20
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Mass 8:00
Knitting & Crocheting Class, 6:00 p.m.
gifts to Catholic Sharing Appeal!
With Christian love and compassion, please pray for the
following, including all family members, friends, caregivers, and those who minister to others:
Mass 5:30 p.m.
The Dedication of the Basilicas of St. Peter & Paul,
apostles; St. Rose Philippine Duchesne, Virgin
As we approach Thanksgiving, we also near the end of
this year’s Catholic Sharing Appeal. We stand at 97%
of our goal of $1.55million, and your gift to the CSA
can help us reach our goal! If possible, we ask you to
visit our website and make a gift today!
Your donation will support your parish, as well as
Catholic Education, Catholic Charities WV & Diocesan
Ministries. Please know how much we appreciate all
MOM’s Meeting, 6:30 p.m.
ST. ELIZABETH OF HUNGRARY, RELIGIOUS
For any questions, please contact Heather Bise at
TOGETHER WE CAN REACH
OUR GOAL!
No Mass
ECCHO opens 10:00 a.m. Volunteers Welcome!
Go to www.campbosco.com to sign up.
1888-434-6237, ext. 311 or [email protected]
Mass 9:30 a.m.
FRIDAY, Nov. 21
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Mass 8:00 a.m.
THE PRESENTATION OF THE
BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
SATURDAY, Nov. 22
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Mass 9:00 a.m.
ST. CECILIA, VIRGIN & MARTYR
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION
Beginning the first Sunday of Advent,
Nov. 30th, please join Fr. Babu Joseph
30 minutes before mass every Sunday of
Advent to reflect & pray before the
Eucharist
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ATTENTION PARISIONERS!
The Advent season will soon be upon us. Please see Cris Adkins to place orders for Advent. If you would be interested in Advent candles, wreaths or placing a order for Oplatki, please see me
Sunday or e mail me back ([email protected])
As we approach the
Thanksgiving Holiday
Season, many of us will
be buying our groceries
for our big meal. Please keep our
ECCHO families in mind when buying groceries this season. See the
display in the lobby for items
needed for St. Stephen’s annual
E.C.C.H.O.
CHRISTMAS FOOD BASKETS
PROJECT
Thanks you in advance for your generosity!
CWIT is preparing for their up-coming
events this Advent season.
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The ladies will be having our annual
Christmas Dinner outing early in December.
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Our Raffle and Bake Sale will take place on Sunday,
December 14. This is a good fundraiser for the group
and we are asking for YOUR help in donating Theme
Baskets or items to Raffle, and of course, COOKIES
or sweets for our bake sale. Items for the raffle will
be displayed beginning Sunday, November 30th and
raffled on December 14th. Baked items will be needed
on December 14th.
Details to follow.
Thanking you in advance for your support!!!
Experience an evening of song, prayer, and reflection with Dan Schutte. Come meet, listen, pray and learn
from a composer who has shaped so much of the music used in Catholic liturgies over the past 30-plus years.
Dan Schutte’s timeless compositions include: Here I Am Lord; City of God; Sing a New song; You Are Near; and
many others. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to experience an intimate gathering with this well-known and
loved composer. Limited seating is available. (Co-sponsored by the St. Joseph Retreat Center and the Diocese
of Wheeling-Charleston)
The following events will take place over a two-day weekend:
Friday, December 5, 2014: Concert, 7:00 p.m. in the Mount St. Joseph Chapel, 137 Mount St. Joseph Rd.,
Wheeling, WV. Early registration by November 24, 2014. $20 at the door
Saturday, December 6, 2014: Workshop, 9:30 a.m.—1:30p.m., Mount St. Joseph Chapel. $20 for individuals
and $15 for parish choir members. (minimum of 5 people per parish).
ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND BOTH EVENTS!
For more information and to purchase tickets, please contact Anna Marie Troiani at (304)232-8160, ext. 112,
or e mail [email protected]
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DO WE PRAY & OFFER A HOLY
MASS FOR OUR DEAR ONES ON
IMPORTANT OCCASIONS?
We celebrate birthdays, anniversaries,
jubilees, anniversaries of deaths and other
occasions of our children, parents, and dear
ones. We give presents, flowers, have parties, etc., but many times we forget to do the
most important thing, which is to pray and
offer a Mass for them.
We must never forget the infinite graces that
flow from the Sacrifice of the Mass which
benefit one’s soul. Request a Mass Offering
that meets your spiritual need.
WE SHOULD NOT FORGET THE MOST
IMPORTANT THING, PRAYER
THE JEFF JOHNSON
COAT DRIVE
In memory of our past parishioner,
Jeff Johnson, please consider contributing new or gently used winter coats to
those in need. Coats can be placed in the
E.C.C.H.O. bin located in the hall closet.
Thank you in advance for your generosity.
SACRAMENT OF THE SICK
Please see Father Babu after Mass
or contact the parish office if you or
someone you know would like this
sacrament administered.
December 28—31, 2014
Please come and join us for daily Mass, rosary, adoration
of the Blessed Sacrament, presentations on vocational discernment and a full day of skiing at Snowshoe Mountain Resort in Pocahontas County, WV.
College-aged men and high school juniors and seniors are
invited to attend this retreat sponsored by the Office of
Vocations of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston. Retreat
presenters include Fr. Dean Borgmeyer, Fr. Dennis
Schuelkens, Fr. Josh Stevens, Deacon Dave Galvin, Msgr.
Paul Hudock and diocesan seminarians. We will be lodging at Bishop Hodges Pastoral Center in Huttonsville, WV.
Come and have a great time in prayer and skiing with men
who are seeking God’s will for their lives. You may register on-line at
wvpriests.org or call Mr. Rick Teachout at the Office of
Vocations. (304)233-0880, Ext. 442.
PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES, FATIMA & SPAIN
Fr. David Wathen, OFM, Director of the Franciscan Pilgrimage Office in Washington, D.C., invites you to join him on a Pilgrimage to the great Marian Shrines
of Lourdes and Fatima and spain. The pilgrimage will depart on June 23rd from
Washington/Dulles and will return on July 5, 2015. for more informaton contact
Fr. David, email: [email protected] or Elizabeth Grinder, [email protected] Deadline for reservations is March 20, 2015.
FR. HIGGS LEADS PILGRIMAGE TO CATHOLIC IRELAND
Fr. Donald Higgs, Pastor at St. Brendan Catholic Church in Elkins, WV will lead
an 11 day Pilgrimage to Ireland from September 7—17, 2015. The itinerary
includes three nights in Dublin, two nights each in Knock and Killarney, one night
each in Galway and Limerick. Visit to Ballentubber and Kylemore Abbey are
included. Cost is $3250 per person. Deposit is $450 and final payment is due
June 7, 2015. An Early Booking Discount is available until Feb. 1st. Includes
round trip air from most East coast and Midwest cities, Superior tourist class
hotels, Escorted guides & daily breakfast and dinners. For more information &
brochures contact John Tagnesi 1-888-544-4461 or [email protected]
With the recent cold weather hitting, E.C.C.H.O. is in desperate need of new or gently
used warm blankets or quilts. Thank you!
CLOTHING– Socks & underwear,, especially teens, coats.
FOOD ITEMS— Beans, corn, soup, crackers, peanut butter, jelly, cereal oats, dried beans, mac & cheese, and fruit.
PERSONAL CARE ITEMS—Soap, toothpaste, shampoo, and deodorant.
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS— BLANKETS are an urgent need! Sheets and pillow cases, kitchen items, SMALL working
appliances, like coffee pots, can openers or toasters.
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PARISH OFFICE.
8:30 A.M.—12:30 P.M.
MONDAY—FRIDAY
304-743-3234
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