“Celebrating St. Nicholas” Immaculate Conception Annual Winter Festival Saturday, December 6th 10am – 1pm. Pick out an assortment from a HUGH array of Christmas Cookies for only $5.00 per pound! Also enjoy pre-priced holiday treats including fudge, caramels and assorted Christmas candies! Luncheon from 11am – 1pm Adults $6, Students $4. Menu includes: Soup, Sandwiches, Dessert and Beverage. Raffle drawing begins at 12pm. Tickets are available from any CCW member or the day of the festival before noon. St. Nicholas Day FUN for Kids! 10am – 12pm in the religion building. Bring your children while you shop for treats and we will keep them busy with crafts and activities. Prettiest Pie/Cutest Cupcake Contest/Auction $25 prize for appearance $25 prize for highest bid Sneak A Peak - All Saints Education Center News... The topic of learning this week in our 4 year old preschool classroom revolved around Thanksgiving. It is amazing what the young mind is thankful for. With all the friends in our classroom, not one answer was the same. Barnes & Nobles Mankato Bookfair supporting All Saints Education Center is Sunday, November 23rd from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm. Crafts, Student Performances and Storytime. Vouchers can be used in the Mankato store November 23rd through November 28th (Black Friday)! Can’t make it to the store? Vouchers can be used on line. Check out as-ic.org for vouchers. Bookfair ID is 11480746. St Ann’s Altar Society: Just a couple of reminders! St Ann’s will be sponsoring the Christmas Tin Project on Saturday, December 6th for our 60+ home bound, hospitalized, and/or those who have suffered losses/hardships this year. We need your help. If you can donate Christmas cookies or candies, help us assemble the tins at 9:00am in Scheid Hall (youth are encouraged to help) or deliver them, PLEASE contact Mary Fritz at 243-3659 or [email protected] It is important that we know of your help early. The other St Ann’s sponsored event is the Senior Citizen’s Dinner on Monday, December 8th, following the 11:00am Mass. Red Cross Blood Mobile: Feel good about giving back by donating blood. Madison Lake Blood Drive is on Wednesday, November 26th from 12:00-6:00 pm in the All Saints Church basement. Our goal is 47 units. Just walk in or call Marlene for an appointment at 507-317-1417. Immaculate Conception Parish, St. Clair,MN Our Mission is to invite all to strengthen their experience of the message and Spirit of Jesus. Sunday, November 23, 2014 Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe Reminder: All Saints School is closed November 2630th. Little Saints Child Care is closed November 27-30th. Office is closed November 27-30th. We are Looking for Volunteers to work at the Kiwanis Holiday Lights on Sunday, December 7th. We have two shifts to fill (1) 4:45-7:00 pm and (2) 6:459:00 pm. If interested in volunteering, please contact Colleen at 507-327-2976 for more information. Change out of the Missals will be done after the 8:30 am Mass at Immaculate Conception on Sunday, November 23rd and after the 10:00 am Mass at All Saints on Sunday, November 23rd. Many hands make for light work. LUNCH EXPRESS MENU WEEK OF NOVEMBER 24: Monday: Beef Stroganoff, Garden Salad, Broccoli, Fruit; Tuesday: Deli Roast Beef Sandwich, Vegetable Beef Soup, Fruit; Wednesday: No Meal; Thursday: No Meal; Friday: No Meal _____________________________________________________________________________________ AREA HAPPENINGS Turkey Bingo: Sunday, November 23rd at 3:00 pm at St. Joseph’s Church in Waldorf. For $5.00 you can play 20 games of bingo, free chance at door prizes and a Sloppy Joe supper! Also - Bake sale & Door Prizes. Come Join the fun! Lunch, Movie, and Discussion: Open the Door to God, Advent Prayer & Discernment Retreat Friday, December 5, 5:15 - 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 6, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Experience a variety of prayer forms and take time to discern next steps in your life (work, relationships, religious life, volunteer-ism, vocation, creativity, etc.). The retreat will take place Friday evening and all day Saturday at the Sisters of St. Joseph Provincial House, 1880 Randolph Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Women and men 18-50 years old are welcome. Register by Wednesday, November 26. Cost is $25 or $35 overnight (optional). Contact Sister Mary Swanson, SSND, [email protected] org or 414-305-9011. All Saints Parish, Madison Lake, MN Pastor: Fr. Robert Schneider Email: [email protected] - 507-243-3319 - cell 507-469-9979 www.as-ic.org Immaculate Conception Church 101 Church St. All Saints Church P.O. Box 100 St. Clair, MN 56080 Phone: 507-245-3447 Fax: 507-245-3448 Email: [email protected] Mass Schedule: 9:00 a.m. Friday Morning 4:00 p.m. Saturday Evening 8:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Holy Day Schedule: Consult Bulletin. 605 4th St. P.O. Box 217 Madison Lake, MN 56063 Phone: 507-243-3319 Fax: 507-243-4308 Email: [email protected] Mass Schedule: 8:00 a.m. Friday Morning 5:30 p.m. Saturday Evening 10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning Holy Day Schedule: Consult Bulletin. Reconciliation: Sunday 8:00 a.m. & by appointment. Reconciliation: Saturday 11:00 a.m. & by appointment. Sacraments of the Church Baptism: Arrangements are made by contacting the parish offices in advance of the date. Pastoral Care of the Elderly and Sick: Please contact either parish office when someone is hospitalized or homebound or if you would like to be added to our prayer chain or if you would like to receive communion. Marriage: Arrangements for the date and preparation are made by contacting Fr. Schneider at least 9 months in advance. Emergencies: In the case of an emergency please call Father’s cell phone listed above. RCIA: The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process where adults become members in the Catholic Church. For additional information, contact Fr. Schneider. Devices to assist the hearing impaired during Mass are available. Please contact an usher before Mass to learn where they are located. Weekly Mass Schedule and Intentions Stewardship of Treasure - November 15 & 16, 2014 Thursday November 27 9:00 a.m. Madison Lake Clarence & Gertrude Madigan A.S. I.C. Friday November 28 Saturday November 29 Sunday November 30 8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Madison Lake St. Clair St. Clair Madison Lake St. Clair Madison Lake Gary Rose Mike, Donna & Jack Danberry Margaret Kahnke Emily Buetler Parishioners Ronald Steinberg Stewardship of Time and Talent - Weekend of November 29 & 30 Sat. 4 p.m. I.C Lectors Nancy Thompson Sat. 5:30 p.m. A.S. Mary Fritz Sun. 8:30 a.m. I.C. Connie Johns Sun. 10 a.m. A.S. Howard Vetter Eucharustic Mary Lang Georgia Fasnacht Alan Lynch Mike Peters Minister David Ireland Joe Fasnacht Kathy Lang Ron Vetter Helen MandersFrank HodappCarol PluymSteve Weber Servers Chase Sonnek Allie Carlson Jaxson James Lauren Fritz Gage Baker Jordan Goebel Katherine Best Ryan Johnson Ushers Mike Manders Tom Schneider Bruce Drager Joe Breckner Michael ThompsonTim FritzFrank IrelandLarry McMullen 2 VolunteersDon Nelson 1 Volunteer PASTOR’S MESSAGE..... From Fr. Anthony Kadavil, St. John the Baptist Church, POB 417, 12450 Hwy 188, Grand Bay, AL 36541 The Church celebrates the feast of Christ the King on the last Sunday (34th Sunday), of her liturgical year. It was Pope Pius XI who introduced this feast in the liturgy in 1925. Although Emperors and Kings now exist mostly in history books, we still honor Christ as the King of the Universe by enthroning him in our hearts and allowing him to take control of our lives. Today the Church presents Jesus as our King and Lord who was and is the visible presence of God in our midst. On His Majesty’s Service: Polycarp, the bishop of Smyrna, was brought before the Roman authorities and told to curse Christ and he would be released. He replied, “Eighty-six years have I served him, and he has done me no wrong: how then can I blaspheme my King Jesus Christ who saved me?” The Roman officer replied, “Unless you change your mind, I will have you burnt.” But Polycarp said, “You threaten a fire that burns for an hour, and after a while is quenched; for you are ignorant of the judgment to come and of everlasting punishment reserved for the ungodly. Do what you wish.” JOKES OF THE WEEK: Christ the King fan: A second grade teacher tells her class she’s a big “Los Angeles Lakers” fan. She’s really excited about it and asks the kids if they’re Lakers fans too. Everyone wants to impress the teacher and says they’re Lakers fans too, except one kid, named Josh. The teacher looks at Josh and says, “Josh, you’re not a Lakers fan?” He says, “Nope, I’m a Christ the King fan!” She says, “I have never heard of a professional basketball team by that name! Well why are you a ‘Christ the King’ fan, and not a Lakers fan?” Josh says, “Well, my mom is a Christ the King fan, and my dad is a Christ the King fan, so I’m a Christ the King fan.” The teacher’s not real happy. She’s a little hot under the collar. She says, “Well, if your mom were an idiot, and your dad were a moron, then what would you be?!” Josh says, “Then I’d be a Lakers fan!” Signs seen at churches: “How will you spend eternity? Smoking or Non-smoking?” “Dusty Bibles lead to Dirty Lives.” “Come work for Christ the King. The work is hard, the hours are long and the pay is low. But the retirement benefits are very grand and out of this world. “ Walk out on Christ the King Sunday: “I hope you didn’t take it personally, Reverend,” an embarrassed woman said after a church service, “when my husband walked out during your sermon on Christ the King.” “I did find it rather disconcerting,” the preacher replied. “It’s not a reflection on you, sir,” she insisted. “Ralph has been walking in his sleep ever since he was a child.” All Saints Parish Pastoral Council is sponsoring a new Parish Pictoral Directory. Portrait sittings are underway. If you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to schedule your free portrait sitting. Please contact the Parish Office (243-3319) between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:30 pm. We have about 170 signed up so far! Thanks to all! Adults Students Children Offertory Online Giving Total Baby Bottle Votives All Saints Day $ 2867.00 $ 19.00 $ 30.71 $ 485.05 $ 25.00 $ 3426.76 $ 341.19 $ 29.00 $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 1437.35 11.00 16.00 279.50 25.00 1743.85 25.37 $ 20.00 _________________________________________________________________ Parenting Pointers For most families Thanksgiving is a time to reconnect. It’s also a time when in-laws often mix. Your children benefit from a healthy extended family. Seek to know at least one extended family member better next Thanksgiving weekend. Don’t fight. Bite your tongue if you must. Can you find anything positive to say about a black sheep in your family? Do it for the sake of your child. By Susan Vogt www.Susan Vogt.net ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Word of Life: “Every human person - no matter how vulnerable or helpless, no matter how young or how old, no matter how healthy, handicapped or sick, no matter how useful or productive for society - is a being of inestimable worth created in the image and likeness of God. This is the dignity of America … the ultimate test of her greatness: to respect every human person, especially the weakest and most defenseless ones, those as yet unborn.” — Pope John Paul II, “Apostolic Journey to the United States and Canada: Farewell Ceremony,” September 19, 1987 Faith Formation: All Saints: Grades 7-10 No Class Wednesday, November 26th. Sunday School-Grade 6 No Class Sunday, November 30th. First Reconciliation Retreat: A special thanks to Brenda Torborg for preparing the the First Reconciliation Retreat for our second grade students last weekend. Lots of fun, learning and crafts to help them prepare for this very special sacrament which will be celebrated at All Saints on Saturday, December 6th at 11:00 am Confirmation Retreat: The Confirmation students from All Saints, Immaculate Conception and St. Ann Churches attended a retreat on Tuesday, November 18th. The evening included group sharing, reflection and prayer. Please keep them in your prayers as they continue on their faith journey. A special thank you to our hosts who supplied beds and breakfasts for the NET Team, Dan & Marie Ireland, Dennis and Cathy Seys & Dan and Cheryl Sodeman. Immaculate Conception: No Class for grades 1-10 on Wednesday, November 26th (Thanksgiving Break) or Wednesday, December 3rd (Confirmation Class). Practice for the Christmas pageant will be during class time on Wednesday, December 10th. Gospel Reflection of the Week: Jesus asks us to care for the “least” as we would care for Him. Who are considered the “least” in your neighborhood? ___________________________________________________________________________________________ Stewardship: “…as you did it to one of the least of my brethren, you did it to me” – Matthew 25:40 Most of us are generous when it’s convenient for us. We are generous when we have the time or the money. But, generosity is the opposite of that. It means giving of one’s time, money, compassion, forgiveness, mercy when it’s not convenient; when it’s not on our schedule, but on the other person’s schedule. Archbishop Robert J. Carl- son, Archdiocese of St. Louis All Saints Tree of Lights: We will again light the tree outside of church and participate in the Kiwanis Holiday Light Display at Sibley Park. For $10.00, you can have a loved one’s name put on a snowflake ornament on our tree at Sibley Park and lights on our tree at church. Donations should be turned in by Monday, November 24. Please see website as-ic.org to find form. Decorating for Christmas Volunteers needed: All Saints Church will be decorated for the Christmas Season on Monday, December 15th starting at 5:30 pm. Many hands make for light work. Immaculate Conception Church will be decorated for Christmas after the 8:30am Mass on Sunday, December 21st. Christmas Flower Memorials: Donations for Christmas Flowers may be made in memory of a loved one. There is an envelope in your collection box or place your donation in an envelope clearly marked for this collection with a memorial designated. A list of the names will be posted in the bulletin during the holidays. Holiday Schedule: Thanksgiving 9:00 am All Saints. Mass: Friday, November 28th All Saints 8:00 am; Immaculate Conception 9:00 am. December 8th - Feast of the Immaculate Conception All Saints 11:00 am Immaculate Conception 5:30 pm No Mass Friday, December 5th & 12th. Advent Reconciliation - All Saints - December 6, 11:00 am. Immaculate Conception - December 13, 3:00 pm Upcoming Events: Wednesday, December 3rd Confirmation Learning Centers (Candidates and Sponsors) in St Clair 6:00 pm. Saturday and Sunday December 6 & 7th Annual Youth Bake Sale All Saints Church basement after Masses. Sunday, December 7th All Saints Kiwanis Holiday Lights Night to Volunteer 4:45 - 9:00 pm. Wednesday, December 10th All Saints Annual Youth Christmas Shopping 6:00 pm River Hills Mall.
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