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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
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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
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747 E. Culver Ct., Geneseo, IL
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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 &
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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
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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
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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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