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November 16, 2014
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
515 N. Main St • Holmen, WI 54636
608-526-4424 • [email protected]
THE BANE AND THE BLESSED
Some questions for you.
When we say “God is near” do we imply that God is ever otherwise?
When we profess Christ to be “all in all” just how would you talk about hell?
Which is better—to break the law and sooth a wounded neighbor or keep the law and cause the neighbor pain? Whatever
your answer, do you really mean it?
What do you imagine the Lord is asking of you right now? What is keeping you from doing it?
What exactly do you hope to become? When will you begin?
I ask you to join me in the hope and prayer that all of us at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish may joyfully accept God’s call to
live as stewards of God’s abundant gifts. And all of us know the answer as to when we should begin.
May the Lord be with you always.
Father John Parr
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE BY POPE FRANCIS
COMING HOME FOR ADVENT
“Every Christian is challenged, here and now, to be actively
engaged in evangelization; indeed, anyone who has truly
experienced God’s saving love does not need much time or
lengthy training to go out and proclaim that love.”
Pope Francis
During the season of Advent we prepare in a special way
for the Lord who makes his home with us. Would you be
willing to invite Father Parr to celebrate Mass in your home
during the Advent season? Perhaps it would be an occasion
to welcome family, parishioners and friends for prayer
and celebration. The following evenings are available:
Thursday, December 4; Thursday, December 11; and
Tuesday, December 16. Please contact Father Parr to
confirm a time and date.
COME AND LEARN WITH US
Please be with us for a presentation by Dennis Kurtz on
Wednesday, November 19, beginning at 6:30 PM. Dennis
is on the staff at St. Mary’s Press in Winona, MN. For
several years he served our diocese as Director of Youth
Ministry. He travels widely and is invited often to make
presentations to parishioners, teachers, catechists and other
parish ministers. Please be with us as he reflects on the
season of Advent and its meaning in our lives.
All families are invited.
DIOCESAN ANNUAL APPEAL
In a spirit of generosity, we ask that all members of our parish respond with prayers and
gifts to this year’s Diocesan Annual Appeal.
SEAS Parish Target: $ 69,724
Pledged:
$ 38,350
As of 11/10/2014
AUTOMATIC WITHDRAWALS
“As each one has received a gift,
use it to serve one another as good stewards
of God’s varied grace.” 1 Peter 4:8-10
If you would like to use automatic withdrawal to make
your weekly contribution to the parish, there are forms
available for that purpose in the gathering area. A
growing number of parishioners are using the service and
find it valuable. Thank you!
THANKSGIVING DAY
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27
MASS - 9:00 AM
STEWARDSHIP CLARIFICATION
PARISH OFFICE CLOSED
Recently all registered parishioners received the first of
what will be our annual stewardship mailing. The Stewardship Committee thanks those who completed the form and
returned it to the parish. Some parishioners have asked
whether it is necessary to complete the form to indicate a
willingness to continue in a particular ministry or service. The
Stewardship Committee asks that you take this opportunity
each year to renew your commitment. The committee understands that sometimes one wishes to no longer serve in one
ministry but prefers to become involved in another. It is only
fair every year to give all parishioners the choice of continuing a particular ministry. Sorry for the confusion, and our
thanks for returning the form and especially your generous
service inspired by Gospel faith.
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PARISH OFFICE CLOSED FRIDAY, NOV. 28
ROTARY LIGHTS
Help assist Rotary Lights in its mission of collecting
non-perishable food items to help feed the hungry in the
greater La Crosse area. Please bring your family (and
your non-perishable food items) to the Rotary Lights display
in Riverside Park. It is a wonderful opportunity for families
to enjoy an evening together.
The SEAS Holmen Food Pantry is the recipient of the
donated food items on the following evenings:
Friday, December 12
Saturday, December 20
Friday, December 26
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CORNER
Knight of the Month
Sir Knight Peter Tabor
Family of the Month
FOR YOUR MARRIAGE
Francis and Delores Brown
What role does Mass play in your home? Do you and your
spouse go to Mass together? Discuss why you go to Mass
and what it means to each of you.
Www.foryourmarriage.com
Thank you for all you do
for our Council, parish and community at large.
In Service to One, In Service to All
Charity - Unity - Fraternity
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FAITH FORMATION
SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGING
In the spirit of Christmas, please ring the red
kettle bell at Festival Foods during one of SEAS
assigned times Monday, December 8th through
Saturday, December 13th. Call Sr. Bridget at the
parish office to volunteer (608-526-4424) or sign
up in the gathering space.
Lesson for the Sunday Gospel
In the theme of today’s Gospel of the master who entrusts
talents to his 3 servants, it’s a good time of year to begin
thinking about the talents that God has given you.
We soon will begin the season of Advent; and following
Advent is the Christmas season. A lot of emphasis is put on
gifts during this time. Stop right now and think of the talents
that God has given you - and think right now about how
your talents can be gifts for others.
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION
Sharing ideas Name a talent a person might have and
state a way that a person might use the talent as a gift for
the good of others. (A person with a great sense of humor,
for example, could visit folks who are ill and cheer them up
with humor.)
MONDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2014
MASSES AT 8:30 AM AND 5:30 PM
A HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION
Acting Make two columns on a piece of paper. In one
column, list 10 talents. In the second column, next to each
talent, name how that talent it's going to be a gift for others.
(PARISH OFFICE CLOSED TODAY)
Praying Thank you, God for the special talents you have
given us. Help us to use our talents in ways that become
gifts for the good of others. Amen.
CHRISTMAS FLOWERS
Included with your December offering envelopes
is a Christmas Flower Offering Envelope. Please
make a donation for Christmas poinsettias in
memory/honor of a love one. Also, print the
names of your loved ones on the envelope. Thank you!
(Dotterweich, Kass. Lesson for the Sunday Gospel. Catechist Magazine.
Nov/Dec. pg 13. print)
The catechist meeting Wednesday, November 19 will
be an enrichment night on preparing for the season of
Advent. Dennis Kurtz will be the guest speaker. This
enrichment evening has been opened to all parish
families as part of the “Hearts on Fire” parish renewal.
RETIRED RELIGIOUS COLLECTION
Senior Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests
spent years working in Catholic schools, hospitals, and social
service agencies, often for little, if any, pay. Their sacrifices
now leave a profound gap in retirement savings. Your gift
to the Retirement Fund for Religious supports more than
34,000 religious past age 70 in the United States. Please
give to those who have given a lifetime and donate to the
Retirement Fund for Religious collection. A contribution
envelope is included in the December offering envelopes.
This collection is scheduled for December 13/14.
Faith Formation Upcoming Dates:
Wed. Nov 19
Catechist/ All Families Enrichment Meeting 6:30 in church
Wed. Nov 19
No Faith Formation
Wed. Nov 26
No Faith Formation
CHRISTMAS MASSES
MARY MOTHER OF GOD MASSES
Vigil of Christmas
Wednesday, December 24
Masses at 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm
Mary Mother of God
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Mass at 5:00 pm
Christmas Day
Thursday, December 25
Masses at 8:00am and 10:15 am
Thursday, January 1, 2014
Mass at 9:00 am
May the joy and peace of this holy season
be always in your hearts and home!
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS
WE CARE COLLECTION NOV. 29/30
Pope Francis said he ends each day by examining his conscience in
terms of what he did to fulfill Jesus’ direction. “The Lord
will recognize us if we have recognized his face in the face of the
hungry, the poor, the marginalized, the sick and the lonely. These are
the fundamental criteria for verifying our Christian life”. This is a
great way to bring to a close each day.
Sunday, November 16
St Elizabeth's is most grateful for the generosity of our
parishioners in their gifts of their treasure during the second
collection at Mass every month that there is a 5th Sunday. It
is this revenue which permits us to assist those in need who
come to us for assistance with their critical financial needs
such as utilities, shelter, clothing and other crucial issues. We
thank you for your generous response. The next collection
will be held the weekend of November 29/30, 2014.
Monday, November 17 St. Elizabeth of Hungary
EMPTY BOX
8:00 am
10:15am
8:30 am
6:30 pm
DISTRIBUTION FOR CARING/SHARING
Mass
†
Sarah Marks
Mass
Intentions of Barbara Collins
Mass
†
Albert Bott
Food Pantry Meeting
Tuesday, November 18 The Dedication of the
Basilicas of St Peter and Paul, St Rose Philippine
Duchesne
7:00 am
6:30 pm
LITURGICAL MINISTRY WORKSHOP
We are grateful for the service of our current liturgical
ministers who faithfully fulfill their ministries. We are also
in need of more parishioners to join our lay ministries.
All current and new liturgical ministers, please join us for
an evening of prayer, spiritual formation and training/
re-training to serve in these ministries: Lector, Usher/
Hospitality, and Extraordinary Minister Holy Communion.
Mass
RCIA
†
Jane Laub
Wednesday, November 19 Weekday
8:30 am
Mass
Intentison of Quida Meicher
No Faith Foramtion classes this evening
6:30 pm “Come and Learn with Us”
Presentation by Dennis Kurtz reflecting on the season of
Advent and its meaning in our lives. All families are invited.
Thursday, November 20 Weekday
Monday, December 1, 2014
6:30 pm
Sign in:
Gathering Place
Prayer:
Worship Space
Spiritual Formation: Fr. Parr
7:15 pm — 7:30 pm
Workshops:
Procedural updates
for liturgical ministries
8:30 am
2:30 pm
6:30 pm
Mass
Priest Intention
Create Greeting Cards
Choir Rehearsal
Friday, November 21
8:30 am
Mass
The Presentation of the
Blessed Virgin Mary
†
Saturday, November 22
SEAS 2013 CHRISTMAS TAG TREE
8:00 am
4:00 pm
Pray the Rosary
Confessions
5:00 PM
Mass
Shirley Cooper
St. Cecilia
Vigil: Christ the King
This year our “tag” Christmas tree will be collecting gift card and money donations to send to
St. Vincent Mission in David, Kentucky to save on
shipping costs. We will also be collecting tag
items for our local Christmas Caring and Sharing
Project. Please consider reaching out to those in need by
making a donation to St. Vincent Mission or by purchasing a
gift card or items for our local families. (See tags on the tree
for both of these needs and return to St. Elizabeth's by
December 8th). God bless you for your donations!
People of SEAS
Sunday, November 23
8:00 am
10:15am
Mass
Mass
†
Christ the King
David Lamb
Intentions of Tommy Thompson
CREATE GREETING CARDS
Do you enjoy making greeting cards? If so,
please consider joining our homebound committee
to “create’ holiday cards to mail to our homebound parishioners. We will meet Thursday,
November 20th at 2:30 pm. No experience necessary (Shari Ireland will guide us through the process). This
is a significant way to share your love with those in our
church family that you don't see regularly. Thank you for
helping us to reach out to our homebound church family with
expressions of love and remembrance.
WEDDING BANNS
I. Brooke Mootz and Lee Weber
II. Natalie Glass and Daniel Morgan
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PARISH INFORMATION
PRAY FOR THE SICK
Parish Rectory & Office
Kristy Albitz
Michael Birka
Judy Bockenhauer
Ella Leis Brown
Sue Caudill
Ruth Clarkin
Winnie Dibb
Camille Donaldson
Richard & Lillian
Dudkiewicz
Angela DuMond
Peggy Evenson
Thomasine
Freyermuth
Marion Johnson
Steve Keyser
Barb Kroner
Phone................................................................................526-4424
Fax Number ....................................................................526-3177
Email:
[email protected]
Website www.seasholmen.org
Staff
Parish Administrator, Father John Parr .......................526-4424
[email protected]
Pastor Emeritus, Monsignor Delbert J. Malin.............526-4908
[email protected]
Deacon, Deacon Matthew Ludick ................................526-4424
[email protected]
Pastoral Associate, Sister Bridget Donaldson, O.S.B. .................. 526-4849
[email protected]
Coordinator Religious Education(3 years-gr. 5). ................. Mary Luebke
[email protected]
Youth Minister/D.R.E. (gr. 6-12), Patrick Brueggen ......526-4424
[email protected]
Director of Music, Beth Lakmann…………………..526-4424
[email protected]
Secretary, Mary Jacobson............................................526-4424
[email protected]
Sister Jean.......................................................................526-4908
[email protected]
Parish Council Members
Karen Anderson.…...526-9687
Len Beranek………...526-3623
Tom Bertram………..399-1616
Francis Brown……...783-2744
PARISH INCOME
Week Ending: 11/10/2014
Adult ................................................................................ $7,225.00
Youth ....................................................................................... $8.00
Plate .................................................................................... $453.75
All Saints Day ...................................................................... $50.00
Catholic Media CD’s ............................................................ $3.00
Genevieve McHugh Endowment Trust .......................... $680.82
Cookbook Fundraiser......................................................... $45.00
Bequests and Memorials ................................................. $120.00
Christmas Bazaar ...................................................... .$10,945.55
CD Fundraiser..................................................................... .$22.00
Total................................................................. $19,553.12
WEEKLY PROJECTED EXPENSES:
$10,877
Les Giesler………….526-9625
Shelly Linskey……...526-2286
Betty Schultz.……….526-3514
Andrea Stupi………..526-4694
Larry Warzynski.… ..526-6474
Finance Council Members
Shawn Handland…..526-2257
Marie Dummer……..526-4107 Pat Stephens.……….526-2480
Janice Dvoracek……526-3957 Larry Warzynski..…..526-6474
TOTAL WEEKLY PROJECTED EXPENSES
AS OF 11-10-2014
$ 250,171
Mass Schedule
Weekend: Sat. 5:00 pm and Sun. 8:00 & 10:15 am
Weekday: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 am except Tues. 7:00 am
Gluten Free Hosts: St. Elizabeth’s has gluten free hosts available.
Please contact Fr. Parr, and he will make the necessary
arrangements.
GENERAL CONTRIBUTIONS AND OTHER REVENUES
As Of 11-10-2014
$ 223,383
Sacraments
All Parishioners
During this time of stewardship renewal in
our parish, please return your form to the
parish office by mail or drop off at the parish
office or simply place it in the collection
basket. Thank you.
Reconciliation: Saturday 4:00 pm or by appointment.
Baptism: Baptism involves membership in the church. Parents are
to attend three sessions early in the pregnancy.
Marriage: Our church is trying to create successful marriages. This
takes some time. Arrangements for a wedding date are to be
made at least six months before the anticipated date.
Anointing of the Sick: Communal celebrations in fall and spring.
Individual celebrations upon request. Please call the office when
family members are hospitalized.
Confirmation: Two year preparation program in grades 9 and 10 .
The Deacon Dialogues: Better understand what the Church
teaches on the Sacrament of Matrimony in our conversation
with Deacon Matthew Ludick, of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Parish, on Tues., Nov. 18th at 7pm in the Crucifixion School
conference room (420 So. 2nd St. La Crescent, MN 55947).
For information, please contact Mike Schramm at
[email protected] or 507-450-0506.
Pastoral Visitation
Anyone who desires a personal home visit is invited to call the
parish office.
Catechumenate
Anyone wishing to become a full member of the Church is invited
to visit the parish office.
New Parishioners Please call the parish office at 526-4424.
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June Kukovec
Barry Schaller
Dick Matushek
Dan Schultz
Kevin McCarthy
Erica Schultz
David McCarthy
Richard Simone
Bill McGowan
Linda SIres
James McGowan, Sr.
Ralph Steele
Marion McKenzie
Bob Tallent
Ernie Modjeski
Phyllis Thaldorf
Joe Nagel
Phyllis Trussoni
Judith Niedfeldt
Paul Udulutch
David Otte
Gerald & Phyllis
Donna Pedretti
Walcker
Nancy Proctor
Marcus Zeller (military)
Maggie Radebaugh
Cindy Ritteman
Bailey Rohrer
George Saldana
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