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First Sunday of Advent
November 30, 2014
First Sunday of Advent
November 30, 2014
Mass Times
Saturday:
4:30 pm
Sunday:
8:00 am and 10:30 am
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday’s: 8:00 am
Tuesday’s:
7:00 pm
Monday: Eucharistic Exposition Begins 8:30 am,
and Evening Prayer w/Benediction 7:00 pm
Confession Times
Saturday’s: 3:45 pm-4:15 pm, Sunday’s: 7:30 am-7:45 am
Tuesday’s: 6:15 pm-6:45 pm.
Eucharistic Exposition
Eucharistic Exposition will be held on every Monday
beginning at 8:30 am (following the 8 am Mass) and ending
with Evening Prayer/Benediction at 7:00 pm.
Prayer Chain Requests
Needing those extra prayers? Prayer ministers offer
requested prayers for the needs and intentions of the parish
community. To request prayers, please contact either Eileen
Hillerman (636) 239-4987 or Pat Miller (636) 390-8438 between 10:00 am and 9:30 pm. The prayer ministers will pray
daily for each request for four weeks.
Bulletin Deadline
Articles intended for publication in our parish bulletin need to be received in the Parish Office, in writing, before
Monday, 10:00 am.
In your prayers ...
Please pray for the sick:
Patti Bonvicin, Ron Brinker, Vernon L. Brinker, Joan Compton, Gary Dobsch, Verona Elbert, Melvin Feldmann, Dorothy Hanneken, Mike Hanneken, Ruth Hellman, Missy Hill,
Jeff Hinnah, Alma Holtmeyer, Jennifer Hopkins, Robert
Kohne, Marvin Lottmann, Leona Martin, Dan Meyer, Arlene
Moll, Ann Monroig, William Monroig, Mark Monzyk, Toni
Osseck, Pat Pugh, Evelyn Roetheli, Merrill Schelich, Ethel
Thomas, Dorothy Tobben, Paula Weiskopf, Patty Westhoelter, Warren Wiedemann, and the homebound and in nursing
homes.
Please Pray for those Serving our Country
Patrick Feldmann, Charlie Hillerman, Patrick Kozemski,
Austin Mark, Aaron Maune, Dawn Nowak Ricketts, Andrew
Schull & Kurt Vlasak.
ALTAR FLOWERS
Margaret and Alphonse Meyer are being remembered
this weekend with the altar flowers donated in their memory.
We are honored to remember and pray for this special
intention.
Thank You!
Christmas and New Years
Mass Times
Christmas Eve, December 24, 2014
4:00 pm Mass (Parish Center)
6:00 pm Mass
10:00 pm Mass
Christmas Day, December 25, 2014
8:00 am Mass
10:30 am Mass
New Years Eve, December 31, 2014
4:30 pm Mass
New Years Day, January 1, 2015
9:00 am Mass
Remember
Friday Morning Refreshments
After 8:00 am Mass.
Join us every Friday Morning for
Refreshments in the Summer Kitchen.
All are welcome!
Be sure to come Friday, December 5, as we will be
discussing a name for our Friday morning group.
Bring your ideas!
Saint Michael Prayer
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in the day
of battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and
snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray
and do thou O Prince of the Heavenly Host, cast into hell
Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl throughout the
world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.
Rest in Peace
We offer our sympathy and prayers to the family and
friends of Wilbert Hilke, a member of our parish who passed
away recently.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
First Sunday of Advent
November 30, 2014
From the Heart of Fr. Phil
Odds N Ends
Fr. Phil’s Calendar
Saturday, November 29, 2014
4:30 pm
Ray and Viola Diener
Sunday, November 30, 2014
8:00 am
Margaret and Alphonse Meyer
10:30 am
Our Parishioners
Monday, December 1, 2014
8:00 am
Bill and Verna Kleinheider
58th Anniversary
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
7:00 pm
Harlen Meyer
Wednesday, December 3, 2014
8:00 am
Edward Bard
Thursday, December 4, 2014
8:00 am
Brenda Richards
Friday, December 5, 2014
8:00 am
Bernice Buhr
Saturday, December 6, 2014
4:30 pm
Mary Miesner
Sunday, December 7, 2014
8:00 am
Our Parishioners
10:30 am
Kimberlin Family
Fr. Phil's office hours at St. Gertrude and St. Ann parishes
fluctuates, depending on daily administrative and pastoral
needs. Fr. Phil asks that you speak with him directly at 616243-7566 or to make a specific appointment.
Monday, Dec. 1
9:00 am
Operations and
Compliance Mtg.
1:45 pm
Mike Etter Meeting
Tuesday, Dec. 2
12:30 pm
Admin. Assistants and
Liturgy and Youth Cord.
meeting
Thursday, Dec. 4
11:00 am
Mass at Hospital
12:00 pm
Anointing of the Sick at
Mercy
8:30 am
Friday Morning
Refreshments in
Summer Kitchen.
Friday, Dec. 5
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PSR Masses
Please note: there will be PSR Masses on the
following dates at 6:30 pm. Please feel free to join us :
Dec. 17, Jan 28, Feb 25, Mar 25, Apr 22 and May 6.
The Week Ahead
Sun. Nov. 30
Mon. Dec. 1
Tue. Dec. 2
Wed. Dec. 3
Thur. Dec. 4
Fri. Dec. 5
Old Hall
Rented
4-H Christmas
5:00 pm (OH)
Right Start
Program
8:00 am (OH)
Basketball
4:15pm (PC)
Friday Morning Old Hall
Rented
Snacks
8:30 am (SK)
RCIA
9:00 am (SK)
Basketball
Practice
3:00 (PC)
Senior Citizen
Christmas
Party
12noon (OH)
Cheer Practice
3:00 pm (café)
Basketball
Practice and
games
4:15 pm (PC)
All School Mass
8:00 am (CH)
Cheer Practice
3:00 pm (PC)
Basketball
Practice
4:15pm (PC)
PSR
6:30 pm (school)
School Board
7:00 pm (TL)
Ladies
Christmas Party Basketball
5:00 pm (Café)
Game
6:00 pm (PC)
Sat. Dec. 6
First Sunday of Advent
November 30, 2014
Collection Report for November 22/23 , 2014
WEEKLY
Adult Envelopes ()
Youth Envelopes ()
Loose Offering/Votives
All Saints (Holy Day) ()
Electronic Giving (Estimate)*
2,085.00
Total Weekly Contributions
Offertory Weekly Budget
9,363.00
Overage/(Shortfall)
(
YTD Offertory
YTD Budget
YTD Difference
*This average weekly amount will be adjusted each
quarter to estimate what the electronic giving averages
each week. At the end of each month, we will adjust
the weekly amt. to reflect the actual collection for the
month.
Did You Know??
Did you know there are 144 families who give less
than $1 a day to St. Gertrude’s Church?
$1 a day = 32 oz soda
$1 a day = one song from i tunes
$1 a day = 1 value meal item
Word of Life
We are facing an enormous and dramatic clash
between good and evil, death and life, the ‘culture of death’
and the ‘culture of life’. We find ourselves not only ‘faced
with’ but necessarily ‘in the midst of’ this conflict: we are
all involved and we all share in it, with the inescapable responsibility of choosing to be unconditionally pro-life.”
-Pope John Paul II
Compliance
“Anyone who works with or volunteers with children
at St. Gertrude/St. Ann Parish must be compliant with the Safe
Environment Program of the Archdiocese of Saint Louis set
forth by the USCCB. (United States Conference of Catholic
Bishops.)” For questions concerning what constitutes compliance or whether or not you are currently in compliance, please
contact Kathy Mueller at [email protected]
or call 636-239-4216.
Special Collection Report for November 22/23, 2014
WEEKLY
St. Vincent De Paul ()
Parish Improvement ()
Cemetery Fund ()
Retired Religious ()
Human Development ()
World Mission ()
Collection Report
Due to the early Bulletin Deadline because of the
Thanksgiving Holiday our Collection report is not available.
We will have the collection information for November 22/23
in next weeks bulletin.
Thank you for your understanding.
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Stewardship Bulletin Reflection
“Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the
time will come.” - Mark 13:33
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.
First Sunday of Advent
Weekday Feasts & Scripture
These are the feast days this week and the Scripture
readings used at weekday Mass, Monday through Friday.
Pray over these readings at your convenience.
Monday, December 1, 2014
Reading I
—
Isaiah 2:1-5
Gospel
—
Matthew 8:5-11
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Reading I
—
Isaiah 11:1-10
Gospel
—
Luke 10:21-24
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 Saint Francis Xavier
Reading I
—
Isaiah 25:6-10a
Gospel
—
Matthew 15:29-37
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Reading I
—
Isaiah 26:1-6
Gospel
—
Matthew 7:21,24-27
Friday, December 5, 2014
Reading I
—
Isaiah 29:17-24
Gospel
—
Matthew 9:27-31
Saturday/Sunday December 6/7, 2014
Reading I
—
Isaiah 40:1-5,9-11
Reading II
—
2 Peter 3:8-14
Gospel
—
Mark 1:1-8
Christmas Eve
6:00 pm Mass Singers
Do you like to sing, but don’t want to be a part of a
full-time choir? Here is your opportunity! Looking for singers
for the 6:00 pm mass on Christmas Eve. All are welcomecome sing as a family! Be a part of the ministry of music for
St. Gertrude. Please call Joan for more information. 314-6057849.
Boy Scout Food Drive
.
Thank you to all who participated in the Boy Scout
Food Drive. Without your generosity and support we
couldn't continue the mission to 'feed the hungry'!
Our local citizens continue to amaze us.
Sincerely,
SFB Food Pantry
November 30, 2014
School News
Dear St. Gertrude Parish,
As you saw in the bulletin a few weeks ago, we are in
the process of placing a Chapel within our school. This will allow
our students many more opportunities to worship throughout the
day without having to cross the highway to head to Church. We
have been very blessed so far with donations which have helped
defray much of the cost. I would like to offer the Parish as a
whole to consider making a donation to our project. We would
like to put about 40 chairs in the chapel which will allow for more
than one class to worship at a time. In our attempts to make it
look less like a classroom and more a prayer space that deserves reverence and respect, we would like to use something
other than card table chairs or stacking chairs. We have found
some very nice wooden chairs that we would like to purchase for
the Chapel. The chairs cost $25 each. We are looking for families to consider donating a chair to the Chapel. Any family who
donates a chair to the Chapel will have their name on a plaque
on the chair acknowledging this donation. If you are interested in
making a donation for the chairs (or for that matter to any of our
other needs for the Chapel), please place your donation in an
envelope marked "Chapel" and drop it either at the Parish Office,
the school office, or in the collection at a weekend Mass. Your
generosity is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for all you do to support Catholic education at St.
Gertrude School. Together we make St. Gertrude Parish ALIVE
IN CHRIST!
God bless!
Mr. Michael Etter
Principal
Youth Choir Notes
We have some new faces in the Loft and we
aren’t full yet, so bring a friend or two! Keep
sharing the invitations!
Our schedule looks like this:
Sunday, November 30th
Practice will be divided in this way:
9 am ~ Grades 7 and up, 9:30 am ~ Grades 6 and under
Mass begins at 10:30 am. Thanks and see you in the Loft!
Lottery Winners Monday, November 24, 2014
Bob Loughman $ 100.00 sold by Kleekamp
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Hilda Helfrich
$ 50.00 sold by Sophie Koritz
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Emily Jasper
$ 100.00 sold by Joe Jasper
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Word of Life
Pro-Life Reindeer Run / Walk
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We are also looking for sponsors ($50). If you are interested in helping to
sponsor the event please contact Stacey Nelson at
314-852-9490
First Sunday of Advent
November 30, 2014
Children’s Christmas Party
We will be having our annual Advent Giving Tree
this year. It will be in the back of church this year and we
ask all who can, to take an ornament or two and purchase
items for those in our community who are in need. We will
be helping 15 families again this year, so your generosity is
appreciated. The gifts need to be returned by December
14th. They can be wrapped or unwrapped, but please attach
the ornament to the gift securely with the number side up.
(we need the tags on the gifts to make sure the gift gets to
the right family)
The children’s Christmas party at the K of C in Washington is December 1, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the upper level. Santa
will be there and we will have fun games for the children.
Please plan to attend.
W.C.U. Christmas Party
Sunday, December 14, 2014
St. Gertrude’s Parish Center
Cocktails 5 pm, Catered meal 5:30 pm
Cost: 14 and older $6.00, 5-13 $3.00, Under 5 Free
Reservations by December 7, 2014 by calling Jeff Hilke
636-239-6887.
Christmas Flower Memorials
In with your December packet of church envelopes there is an offering envelope for Christmas Flower
Memorials. We invite you to remember your loved ones
this Christmas through a flower donation. We are honored
to remember your loved ones, and your donations help to
beautify the church for the Christmas season. Please write
all the names of your loved ones on the envelope you want
memorialized. Thank you.
Something to Think about…
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Places to Go ...
♦ Bingo is available the first two Sundays of the month at the Washington KC Hall. Beginning at 1:00pm.
♦ Burger Night is every Thursday night from 6:00 to 10:00pm at the KC Hall to benefit Pro-Life.
♦ Chicken and BBQ Dinners are served Sundays, Washington KC Hall. Eat In/Carry Out Dinners from 11 am till 6:30 pm.
♦ Fifth Sunday Breakfast at St. John’s Gildehaus Parish Center, Sunday, November 30; 7:30am-11:30am
♦ St. Francis Borgia Holiday Breakfast and Bazaar, Sunday, Dec. 7, 7:30 am to 11:00 am, Borgia grade school cafeteria.
♦ First Sunday Breakfast December 7, 2014, St. Vincent Dining Hall, Dutzow 7:30am to 11:30am
♦ St. George Church, Herman, MO Historic Franciscan Friary Tours Dec. 6/7 and Dec. 13/14 11:00am-7:00 pm
And soup luncheon Dec 13 from 11am to 6pm, Dec. 14 from 11am to 4pm in the church basement.
Ministry Schedule
Dec.6/7
Lectors
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Due to the early
8:00 Mass
Ministry Schedule
10:30 Mass
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