Pick out an assortment from a HUGH array of

“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
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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
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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
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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?
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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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