St. Agnes & St. Cecilia Church Bulletin / format

Pastoral Staff:
FR. GREGORY VENEKLASE, OCD, ADMIN.
Dk. Robert Kostka, Permanent Deacon
Sue Hanmer, Business Administrator
Kathy Saylor, Secretary
Jean Zielinski, DRE, 906-284-3136
ST. AGNES PARISH
702 N. 4th Ave, Iron River, MI 49935-1304
Phone (906) 265-4557
Fax
(906) 265-7155
ST. CECILIA PARISH
P.O. Box 517
510 Brady Street, Caspian, MI 49915
Phone (906) 265-3777
Email: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.sasc.tcoinc.com/
Or www.dioceseofmarquette.org.
PARISHES’ MEMBERSHIP
New families and individuals are welcome to the
Parishes. It is important that every family or
independent adult register in the Parish of their
choice: to keep our records, especially addresses,
current. Please contact the Office, located at St
Agnes Rectory, to register, as soon as you are able.
Thank you, and Welcome!
BULLETIN NOTICES
Submit bulletin notices in writing to the
Rectory before 9:30am on Monday.
SACRAMENTS:
SUNDAY HOLY MASS SCHEDULE:
St. Agnes 4:00 PM Sat. & 10:00 AM Sun.
St. Cecilia 8:00 AM & 12 NOON Sun.
CONFESSIONS:
Saturday 8:45 AM—9:30 AM at St Cecilia,
2:30 PM—3:30 PM at St. Agnes,
before daily Mass, or by appointment
INFANT BAPTISM:
Parents desiring the Sacrament of Baptism for
their children must be registered and be actively
participating in parish life. Parents must also attend
a Baptism class before the Baptism of their first
child. Contact the office in advance.
MATRIMONY: Arrangements for marriages must be
made at least six months in advance. At least one of
the parties must be a practicing Catholic.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK:
Whenever someone is seriously ill, hospitalized, or is
dying, contact the parish office immediately.
ST.CECILIA
First Sunday of Advent
NOVEMBER 30, 2014
ST. AGNES
Welcome to St. Cecilia Parish of Caspian and St. Agnes Parish of Iron River
Mass Intentions
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 29
ST C 8:00 AM +Lena Delago
by John & Olga Cocco
ST A 4:00 PM For the parishioners
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30
ST C 8:00 AM +Keith Mitchell
by wife Elvira & family
ST C 10:00 AM +Tom & Nancy Beber
by Dcn. Bob & Sue Kostka
ST C 12:00 PM +Keith Mitchell
by Carol Busakowski
COMMUNITY NEWS
PRO LIFE CORNER
Silence is not an option.
Complacency today will
result in a position of captivity tomorrow. Do your
part to help end abortion
and euthanasia.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 1
ST A 7:35 AM Rosary
ST A 8:00 AM +Tom Beber
by his family
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2
ST A 5:05 PM Rosary
ST A 5:30 PM +Carl Sanborn
by the Serena family
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3
ST A 7:35 AM Rosary
ST A 8:00 AM +Joseph & Myrtle Vezzetti
by Edward Ochylski
ADORATION—Benediction 3pm at St. Agnes
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4
ST C 7:35 AM Rosary
ST C 8:00 AM +Archie Carlotto
by Eileen Partington & Kathy
Partington-McGuire
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5
ST C 7:35 AM Rosary
ST C 8:00 AM +Keith Mitchell
by Art & Dorothy Aregoni
ADORATION—Benediction 4pm at St. Cecilia
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6
ST C 8:00 AM +Josephine Kohl
by her family
ST A 4:00 PM Diane Bowman
by Kathy & Marija Saylor
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7
Celebrating the Wisdom of
Venerable Bishop Baraga
“The strong biting head
wind threatened to freeze
the very blood in my
veins.”
Fr. Baraga
(He had no choice but to
walk the last seven miles
and later his face peeled.)
DECEMBER EVENTS AND MEETINGS
Please Pray for Vocations
St. Vincent de Paul
As we begin Advent we are
called to, “Be watchful! Be
alert”, as we stand in joyful anticipation for the
grace of Christmas to once
again Bless our lives.
ST C 8:00 AM For the parishioners
ST A 10:00 AM +Dorine Quarless
by Linda & Jan, Marie & Bob,
Dennis & Nori, Greg & Jane and
Michael
ST C 12:00 PM +Amedio & Rose Mandolini
by daughter Domenica Carlotto
Your gift to the St. Vincent
de Paul Society will help the
poor to celebrate the grace of
God’s love this Christmas.
SCRIPTURE READINGS
101 ST. AGNES = $17,923.08
124 ST. CECILIA = $19,271.10
Dec 1 Mon Is 2:1-5 Mt 8:5-11
UPCSA—Totals:
Dec 2 Tues Is 11:1-10 Lk 10:21-24
THANK YOU!
Dec 3 Wed Is 25:6-10a Mt 15:29-37
This week our featured sponsor is:
Dec 4 Thu Is 26:1-6 Mt 7:21, 24-27
K & D SERVICE
Dec 5 Fri
Is 29:17-24 Mt 9:27-31
Dec 6 Sat Is 30:19-21, 23-26 Mt 9:35—10:1
Dec 7 Sun Is 40:1-5, 9-11 2 Pt 8-14 Mk 1:1-8
“?”: “The Disciples saw Jesus’ Ascension into Heaven. Who saw
the Assumption of the Blessed
Virgin Mary?”
Fr Greg: As far as we know, only the
Lord Jesus Christ and the Angels witnessed the Assumption of the
Blessed Virgin Mary, body and soul,
into Heaven. According to Church
Tradition, not all of the Apostles
made it back to Jerusalem for the
Blessed Mother’s funeral. When all
of the Apostles had arrived, they
went to the Blessed Virgin’s tomb,
and opened it. They found it full of
beautiful flowers, but no body. 
Iron River
Open until 5pm daily, Sat. until noon
24 Hour Towing
906-265-9690
[email protected]
PENANCE SERVICES
St. Barbara, Vulcan:
Sunday, Dec. 7, 3pm
St. Rose, Channing:
Wednesday, Dec. 10, 6:30pm
Guardian Angels, C.F.:
Sunday, Dec. 14, 4pm
*ST. AGNES: Thurs., Dec. 18, 4:30pm
St. Mary & St. Joseph, Iron Mt.:
Sunday, Dec. 21, 3pm
COFFEE SOCIALS
St. Cecilia: Thurs., Dec.,4, after 8am Mass
Sun., Dec. 7, after 8am Mass
St. Agnes: Sun., Dec. 7, after 10am Mass
First Thursday & Friday Visits
December 4 & 5
December 14, after the 8am Mass
Holy Name Men’s Club, Fr. Sartorelli Hall
Dec. 2, 6:30pm, Faith Class, St. Agnes,LFR
Dec. 3, 3:30pm, CCD dress rehearsal
Dec. 4, 6:30pm, Bible Study, St. Agnes Hall
Dec. 9, 1pm, Altar Society, St. Agnes LFR
Dec. 10, 6pm, Parishes’ Council
Dec. 11, 6:30pm K of C, St. Agnes Club Rm
Dec. 15, 6pm, St. Anne’s, Fr. Sartorelli Hall
Dec. 13 & 14, St. Agnes Crafters Christmas
Craft Sale & St. Agnes Altar Society Christmas Cookie Sale, after 4pm & 10am Masses
CCD: Christmas Program, Dec. 17, 4pm
(Dress rehearsal on Dec. 3 at 3:30pm)
NO CCD: Dec. 24 & 31
Rectory Office CLOSED Dec. 24, 25 & 26
NOVEMBER 30, 2014, FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT
FR. GREG’S NOTES
of Genevieve Signorin and the St Anne’s
Society, we have been able to purchase a
The Bible Readings this weekend speak to new, frost-free, upright freezer and refrigeraus of our need to turn away from sin and
tor for St Cecilia’s Church kitchen. We also
back to God. For we have offended God
had to replace the old snow-blower at St
with our sins, and need to turn back to Him Cecilia, as the repair cost was too high—
with all our hearts. We Catholics can go
almost 50% of the price of a new one.
further by making a good, Sacramental ConI hope and pray that all of you were able
fession—as all are encouraged to do during to give Thanks to God last Thursday, as I
Advent! The special Penance Services are also did—especially for your kindnesses and
listed both in this bulletin and on the Decem- the privilege of serving as your Priest! 
ber Parish Calendar. Then we know for sure
Wish List [St Joseph, O.P.N.]
that our honestly Confessed sins, no matter
* an electronic carillon [bells] at St Agnes
how grievous, have been Washed away by * new Church flooring at St Cecilia, repair
Christ’s most Precious Blood through the
and painting of Sanctuary walls
Power He has given us in the Priesthood:
* video security system for each Parish
what a tremendous Privilege! How true St * new roof for old convent at St Agnes
Paul’s words in the Second Reading: “...you
Dream List {St Joseph, O.P.N.}
are not lacking in any spiritual gift…”, all
* 26 yet-needed windows at St Agnes Recwe have to do is make proper use of them,
tory [replacing the rest of the rotted ones]
especially the 7 Holy Sacraments which He * repair/re-surface both parking lots
has given us through, and maintained in, His * camp-style pipe & concrete-filled pipe
One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church!
fencing & gates for 3rd Ave St Agnes lots, &
Thanks to the generosity of the family
between Church & School for protection
HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR SICK
Fr. Norm Clisch, Roland Kwasny, Richard Roche,
Jean Ross, Mike Manfrom, Cheri Dennis, Rita
Marlowe, Doug Damp, Ken Damitz, Adeline
Brunell, Suzzette Camomilli, Robert LaMarche,
Corrine Williams, Andrew Tomasoski, Gary P.
Johnson, Sharon Trapasso, August Menghini,
Cari & Pierce Dzanbazoff, Jody Pederson, Debbie Ponozzo Clark, Chris Bal, Betty Webber Williams, Mary S., Shelly Silfven, Ann Brunamonti,
Lee Routheaux, Sharon Warner, Shirley LaBocki,
Patricia Sebastian, David Ross, Jacob Tomasoski, Donna Hibbard, David Eberhard, Lorraine
Saigh, Joyce Singleton, Jerry Schinella, Ed Lau,
Irene Guisbert, Pat Cole, Charlotte Serena, Juanita Frostell, Aloysius Hasenberg, Marshall
Henke, Carol Hoover, Tony Fittante, Leila Hope
Adamson, Stephanie Tinkey, Bill Koepsell, Gloria
Vjak, Zachary Lambert, Dora Bobula, Helen Shubat, Shannon DeRoche, Clare Gross, Mary Ann
VanWagner, Mary Nelson, Shirley Sartorelli,
Allyce Westphal, Verna Pedranzan, Gene Zanon,
Mary Hall, Kathleen Miller, Jerry Koski, Arla
Thomas, Jayni Angeli, Marilyn Uren, Ginny Benson, Helen Jones, Terri Johnson, Amy Fisco,
Rica Watts, Jim Condon, Corinne Ross, Teresa
Cristan, Ernest Sorby, John Trottier, Regina Robinson, Valerie Tomasoski, Ryan Swee-Hoover,
Vickie Johnson, Irene Youngren, Blanche Gursky, Antoinette Sova, Sandy Moln, family of Dean
Choquette, Julius Scalcucci, Adam Wilson,
Marge Phillips, Ted & Frances Kozicki
Stained-Glass Series
St Agnes: Our Lady of Mount Carmel
This window also presents to us the
Mother of God, standing regally, and holding the Baby Jesus. Both of them offer to
us the miraculous Garment of the Brown
Scapular in its reduced size for lay people.
The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to
St Simon Stock, a Carmelite Priest, in England in 1273. It was on the night from July
15th to July 16th. She held out to him the
full-size Brown Scapular which was to become the distinguishing sign of the Carmelite Religious Habit [clothing]. She promised: “Whosoever dies clothed in this
Brown Scapular shall not suffer eternal
fire.” That means that Jesus has promised
Her to supply the Sacraments needed for
the souls who wear it faithfully in life to
make their Peace with God before dying.
Feast: July 16th
PARISH CONTRIBUTIONS 11-16-2014
132 St. Agnes envelopes were returned last week, representing 48%
of all the envelopes sent out. The total
was $3154.00 averaging $23.89 per
contributor.
ST. AGNES
Adults………………... $3154.00
Loose………………….
172.40
Children……………...
3.00
Fuel/utility…………..
20.00
World Mission…...….
20.00
All Soul’s……………..
2.00
Human development.
119.00
Christmas flowers…..
155.00
Votive lights………...
30.00
Total last week…….. $3675.40
ST. CECILIA
Adults…………………. $1469.00
Loose…………………..
315.00
Fuel/utility..………….
125.00
Mission Sunday……..
10.00
Human development.
62.00
Christmas flowers…..
195.00
All Saints……………..
15.00
All Soul’s……………...
25.00
Votive lights…………..
139.11
Total Last Week……... $2355.91
73 St. Cecilia envelopes were returned last week, representing 30%
of all the envelopes sent out. The total
was $1469.00 averaging $20.12 per
contributor.
Thank you for your generosity!
SYMBOLS OF THE SEASON
CANDLELIGHT
Christ is the Light of the World
EVERGREEN
In Jesus, we are given
the Gift of eternal life
WATER
We recall our Baptism and are
born anew in Jesus
CHANT
We await the birth of the
Babe in the manger
ANGELS
Witness to the Good News
STAR
The cosmic sign that the King of Kings
has been born
“The people who walked in the
darkness have seen a great light.”
-Isaiah 9:1
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