Our Lady of Providence Parish - E

Our Lady of Providence Parish
Schedule of Services
Saturday 5:00 PM
8:30 AM, 11:00 AM & 5:30 PM
7:30 AM
7:30 AM
7:30 AM
7:30 AM
Rosary follows 7:30 AM Mass
Saturday 4:00 - 4:45 PM
or by appointment
8866 Pardee Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63123
November 30, 2014
First Sunday of Advent
Our Lady of
“Take heed, watch and pray; for
you do not know when the time
will come.” - Mark 13:33
Rectory/Parish Office 314-843-3570
9:00 AM—3:00 PM Monday—Friday
Fax: 314-843-8033
Rev. David Rauch-Pastor
[email protected]
Ext. 13
Marilyn Price, RNParish Nurse
[email protected]
Ext. 12
Margie Anderson
Office Manager
[email protected]
Ext. 10
John J. Mueller-Bookkeeper Ext. 11
[email protected]
We all take things for granted. In
particular, we take time for granted. Our lives are so busy, many of
us are planning our time - our
days, weeks, months, even years in
advance. Remember, our time on
earth is a gift. None of us knows
how long we will be here. Start
today and begin thanking God for
each and every day. Take time in
silence, everyday, and listen to
what God is saying to you.
Parish Ministry Staff
Rev. Mr. David Amelotti-Deacon
[email protected]
Rita Angeles-11 AM Choir Director
[email protected]
Eryn Krobath, Youth Music Director
[email protected]
SAT 12/6
5:00 PM
SUN 12/7
8:30 AM
11:00 AM
Wheadon, T.
Eucharistic Ministers
Peggy Krupp-PSR Coordinator
[email protected]
SUN 12/7
8:30 AM
11:00 AM
1st SUN Downey
1st SUN Modde
7:30 AM—3:30 PM Monday—Friday
Laura Clark-Principal
[email protected]
Coleta Schwartz- Secretary
[email protected]
842-2073 Ext. 214
7:30 AM-6 PM Monday—Friday
(on school schedule)
Angie Langhauser, Director
[email protected]
Week Total
$ 13,064
Month Total
$ 42,992
% Monthly Budget Collected 80%
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1st SAT Dobberstein
Holy Cross Academy
School Office
SAT 12/6
5:00 PM
Electronic Giving
René Zajner, Organist & Adult
Choir Director
[email protected]
Tim Lucchesi, Youth Minister
[email protected]
Office: Seven Holy Founders Campus
Week Ending 11/16/14
Envelope Collection
$ 11,033
Liturgical Schedule
Steve Doyle-Maintenance 591-3800
Rich Yates-Maintenance
Offertory Collection
SAT 12/6 5:00 PM
A. Beuligmann; A. Altobella
B. SUN 12/7 8:30 AM O. Hoijarvi;
S. Hoijarvi
11:00 AM
M. Vollmann; J. Vollmann
5:30 PM A. Deposki; I. Harter
Saints & Special Observances
Sunday: First Sunday of Advent
Monday: World AIDS Awareness Day
Wednesday: St. Francis Xavier
Thursday: St. John Damascene
Friday: First Friday
Saturday: St. Nicholas; First Saturday
The ProLife Committee will be selling
Christmas cards this weekend to benefit
Birthright. Please stop a er Mass.
Lost and Found: If you lost a key or a ring, please call the Rectory.
November 30, 2014
FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT We begin another Year of
Grace. Once more we enter into the season of hope and
longing called Advent. We experience is our liturgy the
hope and longing of ancient Israel for a Savior. We too look
once more for the Prince of Peace to transform our world.
We live under a cloud of fear. Ebola, ISIS, a newly combative Russia, a
world torn by poverty, disease, vast discrepancies between the minority who
have and the majority who have not. Pope Francis keeps reminding us of
our responsibilities for our brothers and sisters of any and all religions, nationalities and races. Just as germs can spread across the world more
quickly than ever, so does hate, fear, discrimination and nationalism pollute
the environment in which we all live. We need a Savior and we need to
open our hearts to seek him and find him in our daily lives. The four weeks
of Advent pass quickly so we need to make plans to take advantage of the
grace of these days.
The Advent Wreath is standing in our midst calling us to wait and hope. I
hope you will also remember Advent at home, perhaps around the dinner
table. A variety of materials are available in the vestibule or you can create
your own way to live Advent. Don’t allow the culture to rob you of Advent
with consumerism and excess. Don’t forget the poor and needy when you
select Christmas gifts. Give as much to the poor as you spend on yourself
and your family and see how God blesses you. Allow Jesus to find a welcome in your home.
THE GIVING TREE PROGRAM Our annual clothing drive started earlier
this year and ends sooner too. Take one or more ornaments from the trees
on either side of church and purchase the gift indicated. The Rural Parish
Workers indicate various sizes based on the people they serve. Please purchase the item, gift wrap it, put the ornament tag on the outside and place it
under the tree no later than Sunday night December 14. We have been
participating in this effort for many, many years and it means a lot to the rural poor in the Old Mines area. While ornaments for items for children are
most popular, please realize the needs of elderly men and women too.
Large size items are really needed and cash donations are also welcome
and appreciated. The Rural Parish Workers of Christ the King is a community of laywomen who have been ministering in the Old Mines area for decades.
attend a meeting on Tuesday night December 2 at 6:30 PM in the Providence Room on the topic of Study as one of the signs of a dynamic Catholic. I will be making a presentation and everyone is invite All parishioners
will be receiving a copy of Matthew Kelly’s book for Christmas
THE LITTLE BLUE BOOK A book of six minute daily reflections for the
Advent and Christmas Seasons is available in the vestibule. Like the similar
volumes for Lent and for Easter, it offers reflections connecting the daily
gospel reading with everyday Catholic living. It is published by the Diocese
of Saginaw and you are invited to take home a copy and use it. We all need
times of quiet for prayer and scripture. Our world and our lives are so filled
with noise that God can scarcely get in a word edgewise.
Why not give
God a few minutes during Advent? Use your drive time to pray or find a moment to make a visit to a church or chapel.
God doesn’t ask a lot of your time, only a little of your time, all the time.
Hear the promises and experience the hopefulness that God gave us in Jesus.
Fr. Dave Rauch
Monday, December 1
7:30 am
Mary LaVerne Burkemper
Tuesday, December 2
7:30 am
Sr. Ann Roddy, SSND
Wednesday, December 3
8:00 am
All Souls
Thursday, December 4
7:30 am
William Childress
Friday, December 5
7:30 am
Marilyn Winterton
Saturday, December 6
5:00 pm
Dale Bantle
Sunday, December 7
8:30 am
People of the Parish
11:00 am
Robert Olsen
5:30 pm
Betty Sullivan
This Week in Our Parish
Boot Camp
Friendly Visitors
Women’s Prayer Group
Divine Mercy Chaplet
St. Vincent DePaul
Adult Volleyball
Monday, December 1
6:00 AM
8:00 AM
9:30 AM
6:45 PM
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Tuesday, December 2
Friendly Visitors—1st Monday 8 am
Green Thumbs—2nd Saturday 9 am
John 15 Youth—Thursday 7 pm and
Sunday 12:30 pm at Seven Holy Founders
Men’s Club—3rd Thursday 7 pm
ProLife Committee—3rd Monday 7:30 pm
St. Vincent DePaul—2nd & 4th
Monday 7 pm
Women’s League—2nd Tuesday 7 pm
YAA—2nd Thursday 7:30 PM
Sacrament of Baptism
Scheduled on the 2nd Sunday of the
month at 12:00 p.m. or at a Mass by request. No Baptisms are scheduled during
Lent. Call the Rectory for arrangements
and to schedule the preparation class.
Sacrament of Marriage
Arrangements are to be made through
the pastor or a priest at least six months
prior to your wedding date. A marriage
preparation program is a requirement of
the Archdiocese.
Sick Calls & Anointing of the Sick
Call the Rectory to request a hospital
visit or for communion to the sick or
homebound. If you are in the hospital
and want a visit, or your name added to
the prayer list, please notify the Rectory.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
For un-baptized or baptized persons
interested in learning more about the
Catholic faith and the process of becoming a full member of the Catholic Church.
Please call 843-3570.
The bulletin deadline is each
Tuesday at noon.
Please submit in writing:
[email protected]
Boy’s basketball
Choir Rehearsal
Women’s ACTS Team
9:00 AM
3:30 PM
5:00 PM
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Rectory Basement
Providence Rm.
Wednesday, December 3
6:00 AM
3:00 PM
6:30 PM
Thursday, December 4
Boot Camp
Children’s Choir
Friday, December 5
Boot Camp
Church Cleaning
Karate Class
Girl Scouts
6:00 AM
8:00 AM
3:00 PM
3:00 PM
Saturday, December 6
Cookie Assembly
Christmas Cookie Sale
10 AM
6 PM
Sunday, December 7
Christmas Cookie Sale
RCIA Group
Eleven O’clock Music Rehearsal
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Youth Musicians Rehearsal
9:30 and Noon
9:30 AM
10:15 AM
11:00 AM
3:30 PM
Adult Choir Schedule Changes:
Thursday, December 18, 7 p.m., Choir Room
Tuesday, December 23, 7 p.m.. Choir Room
Wednesday, January 7—No Choir Rehearsal
Little Lambs playgroup for children aged 3 or younger, and their caregiver
will gather on Wednesday, Dec 5 at 9:30 a.m., Annunciation gym. Contact
Maggie Mueller 314.395.0787 or [email protected]
Jan. 9 Annunciation
Jan. 21 St. Michael’s
Feb. 6 Annunciation
Feb. 17 Our Lady of Providence
Mar 6 Annunciation
April 10 Annunciation
April 21 Our Lady of Providence
May 1 Annunciation
May 20 St. Michael’s
The Lord loves a cheerful giver. May we learn to be generous in
giving, free from the love of material possessions. ~ Pope Francis
From Marilyn Price, Parish Nurse
Prayer Requests
In your charity, please remember our brothers and
sisters who are sick, receiving medical treatment, in
rehab, hospital, or recuperating at home:
Paul Berutti
Claire Biangardi
Kevin Bley
Margaret Bogler
Ed Bramman
Monica Clapper
Rosemary Hoops
Ed Heigl
Nancy Higginbothan
Phyllis Kolb
David Larson
Millie Loyet
Ginny Mattingly
Bill May
Don McSorley
Michael Mullins
Gordon Neilson
Bill Ondr
Pat Powell
Terry Repp
David Rowan
Wayne Patton
John Sapienza
Rosemary Schledorn
Mary Schott
Philip Schott
Jack Seiler
Pauline Serra
Grace Spanevello
Cynthia Van Sluys
Michael Wendl
Dan Whithaus
Carol Winkler
Please help us keep our Prayer Requests up-to-date.
Contact the Rectory to be added to or removed from
our prayer list.
Please pray that all our deceased loved ones may
know the joy and peace of eternal life, and that
their families may be comforted.
Jacob Nicholas Kolaz
Son of James and Sarah Kolaz
Boy Scout Troop 336 of St. Michael’s
Parish is selling Christmas trees at Mackenzie Point Shopping Center Monday Friday 6 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday and
Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Toy donations will
be accepted through December 6 to benefit St.
Augustine Outreach in North St. Louis.
Winter Heating Help Available
The Missouri Low Income Home Energy
Assistance Program is designed to help
pay heating bills for those Missourians in
need of assistance now through the month
of March. If the head of household and/or spouse
are over 60 and/or disabled, the application can be
sent beginning October 1, 2014. Eligibility for
benefits under this program is limited to households who: are responsible for paying home heating costs, are U.S. citizens; do not have available
resources in excess of $3,000; and meet specific
income guidelines that vary according to household size. For one person, monthly income cannot
exceed $1,312; for two, the limit is $1,769. Call
the Community Action Agency of St. Louis County at 314.446.4420 for an application.
Cold Related Illnesses
The weather has changed so quickly. Just like that, overnight,
it became cold. Even though we may s ll have a few warm
days, soon winter will be upon us. Here are a few ps to help
keep you safe and warm this winter.
Frostbite takes place when an area of the body exposed to cold actually
becomes frozen. Air temperature, the wind and length of exposure determine how severe the frostbite will be. Frostbite can cause loss of fingers, hands, arms, toes, feet and legs.
Signs of frostbite include the following:
Lack of feeling in the affected area.
Skin that appears waxy is cold to the touch or is discolored (flushed,
white, yellow or blue).
Care for Frostbite:
Handle the area gently
Never rub the affected area. Rubbing causes further damage to the
• Do not a empt to rewarm the frostbi en area if there is a chance it
might refreeze or you are near a medical facility.
If you do warm the area, gently soak it in warm water, not more than
105 degrees Fahrenheit. You may also test the water yourself. If it is
uncomfortable to your own touch, it is too hot.
Keep the frostbi en part in the water un l normal color returns and
it feels warm.
Loosely bandage the area with a dry, sterile dressing.
If fingers or toes are frostbi en, place co on or gauze between
Do not break any blisters.
Take precau ons to prevent hypothermia
Call 9-1-1 or seek medical help as soon as possible!
Hypothermia takes place when the en re body cools because its ability to
keep warm fails. The person will die if not given care. The air temperature does not have to be below freezing to develop hypothermia, especially if the person is wet or if it is windy.
Some people at risk are the elderly in poorly heated homes, the homeless
and young children. Medical condi ons that affect circula on such as
diabetes or cardiovascular disease puts a person at risk.
Signs of Hypothermia include the following:
Loss of consciousness
Glassy stare
Shivering that stops without rewarming is a sign of deteriora on and the
need for immediate medical care.
Care for Hypothermia:
Start by caring for life threatening emergencies. Call 9-1-1.
Remove wet clothing and dry the person.
Warm the person with warm blankets or dry clothing and move them
to a warm place.
Do not warm the person in warm water. Rapid rewarming cause
dangerous heart problems.
Handle the person gently.
50+ Christmas Party!
Thursday, December 4 at 11 a.m.
Trattoria Toscana 11686 Gravois
For Reservations Call:
Marge Terranova 843-5825
Hope to see you there!
OLP’s collection for needy children will take place on Reach Out weekend of Dec. 67. Our toys will be given to Sts. Teresa & Bridget and
they will offer these toys at greatly reduced prices for
the people in their service area. New and gently used
toys (unwrapped) will be accepted. Toys for school
age children are preferred, especially cars, trucks,
dolls, games for teenagers, and sports items. Black
dolls are preferred but white dolls are always welcome. NO stuffed animals, toy weapons or battery
operated toys. Basketballs and footballs are welcome
but NO soccer balls.
There is also always a need for warm hats, gloves and
socks for both children and adults. Thank you for always being so generous!
The OLP Women’s League will be
selling delicious boxed homemade
cookies the weekend of Dec. 6-7. Cost is $5.00 for
a 1 lb. box. If you would like to donate cookies,
you may drop them off at the Providence Room on
Sat., Dec. 6, between 10-12 a.m. or call Lesley
Nebuloni at 849-6254 for pickup. Thank you.
Christmas Concert!
The Shrine of St. Joseph, 1220 N;.
11th Street 63103 is pleased to announce a special Christmas Concert,
featuring the United States Air Force
“Midwest Winds” Woodwind Quintet.
The concert takes place in the Shrine, at 7 pm
sharp on Wednesday, December 17, 2014. The
doors to the Shrine will open at 6:30 p.m. This
holiday concert will feature music appropriate for
the season of Christmas, and is free of charge.
Anyone is welcome to attend, and no tickets are
WAY OF LIGHTS Christmas Celebration! The Shrine of Our Lady of
the Snows will be hosting the Way of
Lights from Nov. 21 - Jan. 2 from 5-9
PM. This is a fun family event with many
Dear Parishes of Holy Cross Academy –
Special thank you to everyone who supported our 3rd annual
Legacy Gala! It was a wonderful evening!
Thanks in part of your generous support; we were able to
honor the religious orders of our past as well as the amazing
role models living among us. We would like to congratulate
once again our awardees and thank them for their continued efforts to
be living examples of the Core Values of Holy Cross Academy.
Mrs. Maureen Hamtil and Mrs. Mary Vieth from Our Lady of
Providence Parish
received the Sisters of Mercy Social Justice Award on behalf of
the Reach Out Program.
Dr. John James, first Chairman of the Board of Directors of Holy
Cross Academy,
received the School Sisters of Notre Dame Academic Excellence
Ms. Jane Corbett, from Saint Michael the Archangel Parish
received the Sisters of Providence Faith Formation Award
on behalf of the students at Holy Cross Academy.
Mr. Ralph Pelikan of Annunciation Parish
received the Ursuline Sisters of the Roman Union Stewardship Award
Mr. and Mrs. Barbara and Eugene Murphy from Seven
Holy Founders Parish
received the Servites & Ursuline Sisters of Mount St. Joseph
Community Award
Thank you for your continued support. The figures are still out,
but by all counts so far, the evening raised considerable funds to support the further improvements in our academic programming.
Thank you for all you do to support Holy Cross Academy.
Dr. Amie Koenen
Cathedral Concert December 13 at 8 p.m.
and December 14 at 2:30 p.m.
The Tenth Annual Christmas at the Cathedral concert is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday season. The concert includes the Archdiocesan Adult
Choir, Children’s Choir, Handbell Choir, and Orchestra all in
the sonic splendor of the Cathedral Basilica. Tickets are
$24, $39 and $49. The program includes: Excerpts from The
Messiah; Silent Night; O Come All Ye Faithful; Hark the Herald Angels Sing; What Child is This? arr. Grant Cochran; Lux
Arumque by Eric Whitaker; Oh Holy Night, and more.
Birthday Party for Baby Jesus!
Where kids learn the true meaning of Christmas!
The Annual Birthday Party for Baby Jesus at Pauline
Books & Media is Saturday, December 6 from 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. (free admission) ~ Picture taking
with Baby Jesus (costumes provided/bring your own camera,
birthday cake, NaƟvity story telling, craŌs and more! Pauline
Books and Media 9804 Watson Road 63126. More info? Call
Our Lady of Providence Parish
November 30, 2014
Vendor Night at Women’s League MeeƟng—
December 9.
We are looking for a few parishioners that would like to sell their cra s or goods
at our December mee ng—Tuesday, Dec. 9th.
We are hoping to have between 5-10 vendors at
this mee ng. The mee ng would run a few hours
on that night. Anyone interested, please contact Judy Uxa
at 842-4202 or [email protected]
Giving Tree to Assist the Rural Workers
of Christ the King
A tree will be placed in each side aisle before
Thanksgiving Day. You are invited to take a
paper ornament from the tree and purchase the
item written on the ornament. Bring the gift
back wrapped with the ornament on the outside. The gifts will
be picked up and taken to Old Mines after all the Masses on
Sunday, December 14.
Thank you for your generosity. Shirley Fasbender (849-9452).
Reach Out Weekend December 6 & 7
In addition to their usual food supplies,
Sts. Teresa and Bridget Food Pantry is
now serving 40-50 homeless clients,
and is in need of the following items:
Granola Bars
Fruit in pull-top containers
Individual packs of cheese
or peanut butter crackers
Bottled water
Vienna sausage
Potted meat
Usual items:
Peanut butter 16 oz
Jelly 16 oz
Potted meat
Box Cereal
St. Patrick’s casserole drop off
is Saturday, December 6.
Canned products:
Green beans
Tomato sauce
Pick-up is Thursday, Thursday, December
4 in the OLP cafeteria from 3 - 4 p.m.
MISSOURI LIFE CARAVAN is once again organizing buses for the 42nd Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Jan. 21, 22 and 23, 2015. Join us and thousands of others from across the U.S. for this
huge pro-life gathering in the nation’s capital. This trip does not involve overnight stays in hotels, we sleep on the buses. For
registration and bus information contact: Phone: 314-434-4900, email [email protected] You can also download our
registration form at www.missourilife.org. Registration deadline is Jan. 5, 2015.
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