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Ogden Avenue, Geneseo, Illinois 61254 Parish, 944-5393 School, 944-3230 November 30, 2014 First Sunday of Advent Website: www.saintmalachy.org 309-269-2251 Faith Formation Leader: Leigh Boorn 944-5393 [email protected] Faith Formation Assistant: Mardian Angelo 944-5393 [email protected] Liturgy Coordinator: Melanie Peña 944-5393 [email protected] Youth Ministry: 944-5393 Debbie Mattan, 7th & 8th grades [email protected] Lance Carroll, High School [email protected] Senior Real Estate Specialist www.KathrynHanford.com Virgil A. Thurman Attorney at Law 137 S. State St./P.O. Box 27 Geneseo, IL 61254 944-6866 The Experts in Plastic & Leather Restoration Steve Egert 309-981-0549 309-314-1861 [email protected] Edward Jones Financial Advisors Doug Curran 944-9401 Member SIPC Mary Kay® Shauna M. Thoene 309-314-3030 Independent Beauty Consultant Enriching Women’s Lives Deacons: 944-5393 Harley Chaffee Larry Honzel Art Ries Robert O’Rourke Thomas Wachtel School Principal: Jack Schlindwein 944-3230 [email protected] Kathryn Hanford Paul Rapps 944-5375 Pastor: Fr. Michael Pakula 944-5393 Administrative Director: Leo Castelein 944-5393 [email protected] FIBRENEW 810 W. Main Rt. 6 West Fax, 944-5319 OUR MISSION: Saint Malachy Parish exists to praise God and to teach and serve all His people by living the truth revealed in Jesus Christ and preserved in the Teaching and Tradition of the Roman Catholic Church For all your building needs (309) 944-4445 747 E. Culver Ct., Geneseo, IL We are the exclusive local dealer for Betterliving Patio & Sunrooms. Stop by to view our sunroom display. One Call Restores It All! 24 Hour Service St. Malachy Church and School Email : [email protected] CATHELYN CONSTRUCTION, INC. 637 E. North St. 944-3607 Diocese of Peoria Weekend Mass Schedule Saturday: 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. Reconciliation: Saturday: 3:30-4:30 p.m. See inside for times for daily Mass and Holy Day Masses Parish Nurses: 944-5393 Cathie Stinson, B.S.N [email protected] Chris Sears, B.S.N. [email protected] Ministry Contacts: 944-5393 Baptism: Parish Office Marriage: Fr. Mike Pakula Hospital Visits: Parish Office Pastoral Care: Deacon Chaffee Bereavement: Deacon Ries JustFaith: Deacon O’Rourke Prayer Chain: Parish Office Divorced Ministry - Deacon Ries We warmly welcome new parishioners and ask them to register at the Parish Office. Individuals interested in becoming Catholic may see Fr. Pakula or call the Parish Office. November 30, 2014 MASS INTENTIONS MONDAY, DECEMBER 1 8:00 a.m. - Trish Brubaker TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2 8:00 a.m. - Rita Mosher WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3 7:00 a.m. - Elsie Minnaert 9:00 a.m. - Jerry Thompson THURSDAY, DECEMBER 4 8:00 a.m. - Albert Hudders FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5 8:00am - Brian & Hayden DeDecker FIRST SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6 8:00 a.m. - Phyllis Brady 5:00 p.m. - Dave Schroeder SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7 8:15 a.m. - Mike Padavich 10:30 a.m. - Suzie Pettit **Rosary recited after weekday Masses** MASS SERVERS Mon.8, Tue.8, Wed.9 - Dec. 1, 2 & 3 Reagan Lommell & Mary Kate Mroz Thu.8, Fri.8 - Dec. 4 & 5 Carson Raya & P.J. Moser Saturday, Dec. 6 5:00 p.m. - Hannah & Rachel Vondra Sunday, Dec. 7 8:15 a.m. - Abby VanderPloeg & Carmen Pustejovsky 10:30 a.m. - Mary & Jane Thomas NOTE: Please refer to the quarterly Altar Server Schedule for Oct/Nov/Dec 2014 that was sent via email for a complete schedule. In an effort to start Mass in a timely manner, we ask servers to come a few minutes early. Thanks. “PREPARE THE WAY OF THE LORD” Please consider reviewing next Sunday’s readings which are: Isaiah 40: 1-5, 9-11 Fear not to cry out: “Here is your God.” 2 Peter 3: 8-14 “ We await new heavens and a new earth where righteousness will dwell. ” Mark 1: 1-8 “ One mightier than I is coming after me. ” Liturgical Roles DECEMBER LECTORS/COMMENTATORS 5:00 p.m. - Dave Wolak (L), Virgil Thurman (C) 8:15 a.m. - Charlene Glynn (L), Dorothy Remme (C) 10:30 a.m. - Shelly Ganson (L), Dan Lommell (C) EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS 5:00 p.m. - Connie Park (MB), Glen Gustafson, Jack Schlindwein, A.J. Wolak 8:15 a.m. - Ken Werner (MB), Alana Wachtel, Steve and Sue Emmerson, Jeff Clementz, Mike Croegaert 10:30 a.m. - Mike Sigwalt (MB), Carol Roemer, Kevin Lillis, Julie Puentes, Dan Haertjens, Joe Wyffels USHERS 5:00 p.m. - Chuck Snyder (HU), Gene Dodd, Vince Newton, Arnie Schmid 8:15 a.m. - Bob Wyffels (HU), Morry Atwell, Lowell Gramling, Joel Vandemore 10:30 a.m. - Tim Laleman (HU), Ted McAvoy, Willis Andel GREETERS 5:00 p.m. - Bill & Elaine Marks (F), Tom & Mary Hughes (W) 8:15 a.m. - Ilene Hamer & Rick Hull (F), Clint & Roseanne Warren (W) 10:30 a.m. - Tim & Sue Kretschmar (F), Bruce & Marilyn Boardman (W) Altar & Rosary Society News A huge thank you to all who baked, helped price, sold, donated money, and purchased items at our bake sale! Thanks to you we made a profit of $1,006.00 which will be used for a variety of charitable purposes. We are also still in need of a couple of ladies willing to co-chair a funeral committee. Possibly you could offer to do the calling for one of the chairs who are heading the committee alone. 2 & 92 TRUCK PARTS, INC. New, Used & Rebuilt Parts Used Trucks Rts. 5 & 92 North of Silvis Phone (309) 792-9211 ADVENT RECONCILIATION Sat., Dec.13: 1-2pm, 3:30-4:30pm Fri., Dec.19: 1-2:30pm, 6:30-8pm Sat., Dec.20: 1-2pm, 3:30-4:30pm Tues., Dec.23: 1-2:30pm, 6:30-8pm CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE Wed., Dec. 24: Christmas Eve 4:30pm & 9:00pm Thur., Dec. 25: Christmas Day 9:00am GENESEO MEMORIALS & BRONZE Alvin & Brenda VanMeenen, owners (309) 945-4747 Call Anytime! Finest Quality Memorials CHILDREN’S LITURGY 8:15 a.m. - Angela Maertens 10:30 a.m. - Carol Roemer 2014 GIVING TREE Once again this year, the Social Justice Committee is sponsoring a Giving Tree in the Narthex to support over ten area organizations at Christmas time. Our tree holds ornaments that display pictures of the many items that have been requested by these organizations. Instead of taking one of the ornaments, as in years past, we ask that you take a sheet with a list of suggested items located right next to the Giving Tree. Please place your gifts under the tree by December 21. Thank you, St. Malachy Social Justice Committee Atkinson & Geneseo 309-936-1100 309-944-1415 Joel R. Vandemore, Owner Nash Nash Bean & Ford, LLP Attorneys and Counselors at Law James H. Nash - Robert N. Nash John W. Bean - Curtis J. Ford Mary Ann Brown - Benjamin T. Young Wills - Estate Planning - Living Trusts Real Estate - Injury Claims - Elder Law 445 US Hwy 6 East, Geneseo, IL (309)944-2188 www.nashbeanford.com Call about our openings: 944-6424 Rehab/Skilled Care Long Term Care Apartments/Cottages Home Care Services @ home: 944-3727 www.good-sam.com EOE November 30, 2014 Natural Family Planning Are you interested in inviting God further and deeper into your marriage through Natural Family Planning? We are interested in starting a Natural Family Planning (NFP) group that would meet, discuss, and encourage one another, once to twice a month. NFP is a way of following God’s plan for achieving and/or avoiding pregnancy, but it is so much more, as NFP can help you to grow in respecting God, your spouse, and your body. If interested, please contact Erik Brown at 309-230-3360, Carrie Brown at 563-580-0707, or Father Pakula at 944-5393. SAVE THE DATE! Marriage Mass & Date Night Sat., Feb. 15, 2015 -Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception: Holy Mass and Renewal of Wedding Vows @4:00pm with Bishop Jenky -Spalding Pastoral Center: Candlelight Dinner Celebration @5:30pm catered by Coyote Creek Catering. Entertainment provided by Eric Genuis, World Renowned Classical Pianist Cost: $85 per couple for Dinner Celebration For reservations: Please send payment by Feb. 1 to Office of Evangelization & Family Life, 419 NE Madison Ave., Peoria, IL 61603 This Week’s “Sponsor of the Week ” Hazelwood Homes To view their full advertisement, please see the back of the bulletin. WINTERFEST AUCTION Doing some fall cleaning? Please consider se ng aside your an ques, artwork, china, crystal, jewelry, electronics or other quality items to donate for our Winterfest live auc on! Please contact Kay Croegaert at 9442602 with a list of your items and to make arrangements for the drop-o or pick-up of items. THANK YOU! PLEASE NOTE: NO Children’s Liturgy THIS Sunday, Nov. 30 . ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT Every Monday, 2- 9pm, Daily Chapel. St. Maximilian Kolbe said, “ When we come to the chapel, we gain for ourselves and for others many graces. ” Centering Prayer - Tue., Dec.2, 8:30am. Light Weigh-Tue., Dec.2, 12:45pm & 6:30pm, Rm C. ABILITIES PLUS Sunday, December 7, 1-3pm Carol Blake Center 1100 N. East St., Kewanee, IL Enter through Door C, south side Questions? Call 852-4626 Handmade evergreen wreaths $15 (advance orders requested) Raffle items, baked goods, collectibles, unique gifts & holiday décor for sale Complimentary refreshments RCIA - Tue., Dec. 2, 7pm, Conference Room. Parish Advisory Board-Tue., Dec.2, 7pm, Rm. C. 7th & 8th Prayer Group-Wed., Dec.3, 7:257:55am. CCD (K-5th Gr)- Wed., Dec. 3, 3:30-5pm. CCD (7th & 8th Gr) - Wed., Dec. 3, 6:45-8:15pm. Club Gold - Wed., Dec. 3, 7pm, YM Rm. Celebration Choir - Wed., Dec. 3, 7pm. ADVENT DAY OF REFLECTION: DO I MAKE ROOM FOR JESUS? Come for a morning of prayer and quiet shared with like-minded people seeking Christ in our daily lives: shared Lectio, quiet reflection time, and an opportunity to share insights. Bring a sack lunch, beverages will be provided. WHERE: Benet House Retreat Center WHEN: Sat., Dec. 6, 9am-12noon FEE: Free will offering Facilitator: Sr. Charlotte Sonneville, OSB To register: Contact Sr. Jackie Walsh at www.smmsisters.org or 309-283-2108. Trinity Foot Clinic-Fri., Dec. 5, 9-11am & 12-3pm, Conference Rm. CCD (6th-8th Gr) - Sun., Dec. 7, 9-10:25am. Confirmation Session - Sun., Dec. 7, 1-3:30pm. RCIA: Non-Catholics & parishioners interested in learning more about our faith are welcome to attend RCIA meetings. NEXT MEETING : Tues., Dec. 9, 7pm, Conf. Rm. “ The Church ” Circle Lunches Circle 14: Lunch at Sweet Peas on Tuesday., Dec. 2 at 11:30am. Meeting to follow in Youth Ministry Room. RSVP to Ruth Fleming at (309)507-1079. Circle 2: Lunch at John Deere Classic Restaurant on Thursday, Dec. 11, at 11:30am. Will meet @ east side of Church if carpooling is desired. Call Liz at 945-7880 for reservations. Circle 6: Lunch at Lavender Crest Winery on Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 12:30pm. Call Conni at 944-2700 for reservations (guest included). ST. MALACHY GIFT SHOP Yes, Advent begins THIS Sunday, Nov.30, and that begins the season for preparation of the coming of our Lord on Christmas Day. How will your family prepare? New items will be offered in the St. Malachy Gift Shop for the upcoming holy season. Our gift shop will offer Advent calendars, beautiful wreaths, candles, nativity figurines and books. If there is something special you need, let us know and we will try to get it for you. There are many ways you can make this season meaningful for your family. Let us help! Visit the Gift Shop soon! SANTA’S HELPER DAY Sat., Dec. 13, 9:00am-12:00pm St. Malachy Hall Babysi ers available to care for children (2 yrs old & older) while parents complete Christmas chores. Contact Kevin & Marie Lillis, 944-5868 or Lance Carroll, 502-9513. Sign up after Masses this weekend, Nov. 30, or next weekend, Dec. 7! November 30, 2014 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS GIFTS FOR GOD’S PURPOSES CCD REMINDER—There is NO CCD THIS Sunday, Nov. 30. Family Events Open House and Special Ac vi es (during CCD) Sun., Dec. 7 & Wed., Dec. 10. K-5th ernoon CCD will learn about the Mass and Celebrate Mass at 4:15pm. All Families are welcome to join us! November 23, 2014 Weekly (Goal: $12,900) Facilities Expansion Fund School Endow.(Goal: $1,000) Paraclete Fund (Goal: $650) Capital Improve. (Goal:$500) Roof Replacement Tuition Campaign for Human Dev. Retirement for Religious Youth Ministry Reclaim the Holy in your Holidays: St. Mary’s in Rock Island (2208 4th Ave) is having Adora on, Vespers and a meal at THIS Sunday, Nov. 30 at 4pm. Set aside me for the sacred, so your hearts will be ready to welcome the Baby Jesus this Christmas. A dish to pass would be accepted but not necessary. Budget Week (21) Total Weekly 270,900 Endow 21,000 Paraclete 13,650 Cap Improv 10,500 Adult Opportuni es Passion & Purpose for Marriage Event: Allen Hunt will be at St. Malachy– April 11, 2015— 9AM-1:30PM. Engaged, Newly Married or those who want to re-ignite the ame—all will bene t from this event. Tickets will be available soon at St. Malachy or order online at: http://dynamiccatholic.com/events/eventspassion-and-purpose-for-marriage/ ADA 2014 Thank you to the seven parish families who made contributions to ADA 2014 last week. Their contributions, which matched their pledges, bring our pledges total to $65,420 and our contributions total to $57,894. We are grateful for these contributions/pledges and for all of the other contributions and pledges which have been made since we began the ADA 2014 process. We still, however, have not reached our $65,883 pledge goal, so we continue to invite parishioners who have not yet made a contribution or pledge this year to consider doing so….And please, remember any contributions over our goal come back to us. Thank you. 9,682.00 115.00 150.00 400.00 110.00 484.27 383.00 1,025.00 100.00 170.00 For Fiscal Year: Actual Total Average Variance 238,498 11,357 (32,402) 17,247 821 (3,753) 18,413 877 4,763 9,636 459 ( 864) Parish Sacrificial Giving:1% will be donated to the Geneseo Food Pantry. Endowment Fund Goal: $1,000,000 Endowment Fund Total: $ 921,616 Roof Replacement: $ 110,925 ADA 2014 - Goal = $ 65,883 Pledges = $ 65,420 Contributions = $ 57,894 YOUTH MINISTRY 7th & 8th Grade Prayer Group Wednesday mornings at 7:25am in the Youth Ministry Room, during the schoolyear 7th & 8th Youth Minister Debbie Mattan, 7th & 8th grade [email protected] Club Gold for 9th - 12th grades Wednesdays at 7pm in the Youth Ministry Room, during the schoolyear High School Youth Coordinator Lance Carroll [email protected] (YM office) TEC 2014-’15 Boys: Dec.6-8,‘14; Apr.18-20, Aug.15-17, Dec.12-14,’15 Girls: Feb. 14-16, June 13-15, Oct. 10-12, 2015 FACILITIES EXPANSION FUND - THANK YOU WHAT IS THE NAMI Family? On behalf of all of our parish members…and others… who are benefitting from our expanded facilities - hall, kitchen, offices, classrooms - I want to say “thank you” for the many contributions which enabled us to pay for our building project. We still have a debt of slightly over $80,000, but, we owe it to ourselves. We owe it to a Parish Bequest Fund generated by several bequests over the past few years. I want to announce that our Finance Council and I have decided to stop requesting additional contributions to reduce our debt; instead, we will simply acknowledge that the remaining money we owe will have been taken from the Bequest Fund & thus will not be repaid to that Fund. I want to say a special word of thanks to the 10 to 12 parishioners who have continued to contribute regularly to the Facilities Expansion Fund after our Fund Drive ”officially” ended. Your on-going commitment to our parish is most appreciated. Mark your calendar for this Family to Family class that will start Feb. 10 from 6-8:30pm. NAMI Family-to- Family is a free, 12-session education program for family members of adults living with mental illness. The course is designed to help all family members understand and support their loved one with mental illness while maintaining their own well-being. The course includes information on illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression and others. This NAMI Family-to-Family will be taught by Robert O’Rourke and Cathie Stinson who know what it is like to have a loved one with mental illness. The course will be held here at St. Malachy’s. Call the NAMI office to Register: 563-322-8870 Looking for a GREAT Gi for your spouse or future spouse this Christmas? St. Malachy will be hos ng Allen Hunt for a . M P Passion & Purpose Event – April 11, 2015— 9AM-1:30PM. Engaged, Newly Married or those who want to re-ignite the ame -- all will bene2015 Henry County Right To Life t from this event. Tickets will be available Scholarship Contest soon at St. Malachy or order online at: p:// Applications are now available to qualified students to submit an essay in answer to this question: “Why dynamiccatholic.com/events/events-passionshould everyone respect life?” Entries must reflect the and-purpose-for-marriage/ general theme of respecting life, and may include thoughts on abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, stem cell research and related issues. The student with the winning essay will be awarded a $500 scholarship which will be forwarded to their intended college in the student’s name. Students may pick up the application and complete rules and regulations from their high school career counselor or visiting their website: www.henrycountyright2life.org. The group began their scholarship program in 2005 with winners from Annawan, Geneseo, Cambridge and Galva. The 2014 winner was Aurora Westerlund from Geneseo. Scholarship applications must be postmarked no later than January 15, 2015. For further information contact HCRTL President Dean Ash at 309-912-1394 or Mary Frank at 309-945-3895. Or: [email protected] Who is Dr. Allen Hunt? Dr. Allen Hunt is a nationally known speaker and best-selling author. Allen stepped aside in 2007, as Senior Pastor at Mount Pisgah, a congregation serving more than 15,000 persons each week through all of its ministries in Alpharetta, Georgia. While at Mount Pisgah, Allen helped to develop comprehensive ministries with children and students as well as a Christian School with over 1200 students; a Beacon of Hope Pregnancy Resource Center; and the Summit Counseling Center. In 2008, Allen converted to Catholicism.
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