November 23, 2014 - Church of St. Peter

The Parish of St. Peter
Quincy, IL
Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, Solemnity, November 23, 2014
~Mass Intentions~
November 24-30, 2014
24. Monday 8:00 a.m.
Henry Wand
25. Tuesday 8:00 a.m.
Tom McNeil
26. Wednesday 8:30am
Nick Davis
27. Thursday 8:00 a.m.
Gasper Tortorici
28. Friday, 8:00 a.m.
Charles Hockgraver
29. Saturday 8:00 a.m.
Jim Gibson
29. Saturday 5:00 p.m.
John McCourt
30. Sunday 8:00 a.m.
Martha Heinze
30. Sunday 9:30 a.m.
Dorothy Schlipman
30. Sunday 11:00 a.m.
Be Be Sinnock &
Our Parish Family
— Mass Schedule —
8:00 a.m.
Wednesday 8:30 a.m.
Saturday 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m.,
9:30 a.m., & 11:00 a.m.
Sacrament of
Saturday 7:30-7:50 am
or 3:30-4:30 pm,
or by appointment.
Dear Parishioners,
I don’t know about you, but I can’t ever remember having this type of
weather a week before Thanksgiving. Maybe I have put it out of my mind, but the
frigid weather and then some snow in the second week of November is a little much
for me. I just hope that this is not a precursor for things to come.
This weekend brings to a close our liturgical year—at least that is what
some liturgists state. This weekend we celebrate the Solemnity of Christ the King,
the last Sunday in what we call “ordinary time.” Next weekend begins the season
of Advent, the preparation period for the Solemnity Christmas.
Perhaps one of the best images of Jesus as our King comes to us in our responsorial psalm found in readings this weekend. In that Psalm we proclaim that
the “Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want.” In this particular psalm,
the Lord provides for everything that we should ever want or need in life. And yet,
how many of us find substitutes for centering of our lives, usually in the material
things of this world. But we always need to ask ourselves, which of the material
things that we think important can give us time in this earthly tent, or which of the
material goods that we think essential will we find happiness and love. Or which of
the things of this earth can guarantee a life forever with the God who gifts us with
this life out of His unconditional love. I don’t know about you, but I continue to
struggle with priorities in life, knowing for well that the “Lord is my shepherd,
there is noting I shall ever want.” May each of us grow in our understanding and
our determination to not only pray these words but to live them daily in our lives.
This Thursday, November 27th, is the national holiday of Thanksgiving.
For us as Catholics, this day should be most important as we pause from our busy
schedules and take time to thank our God for the blessings He has bestowed upon
our country and families. We are so rich in abundance in this country that it is imperative that we acknowledge and thank our God for what He has given to us. After
all, this should be first and foremost if we are going to be a stewardship parish.
“Yes, God, we recognize your gifts, and we thank you with grateful hearts.” On
this holiday, we will have a special Mass at 8:00 a.m. The reason for this earlier
start is to avoid the thanksgiving day walk and run which shuts down the entire
Maine Street. Just to forewarn you, Maine street will be shut down to cars at 8:30
a.m. Please do not try to park any cars in the lower parking lot by the cafeteria as
this parking lot will be shut off to us. Also, those cars in our parking lot by the
school will have to exit through Madison Park after Mass. Please do not try to remove any barricades as this may result in a ticket. There are some priorities that I
will never understand here in Quincy but we will try to be a good neighbor.
You will find the CYO envelopes in our pews this weekend. Those who
wish to support the efforts of this organization are asked to use these envelopes with
your donation and deposit them in the collection. The CYO does need our help.
Next Meeting
November 23rd : 6:30pm—
Drop Off and Pick Up at Tangerine Bowl
All 7th, 8th, & 9th graders
& their friends welcome!
Saints Alive!
Let Me See Your Halo
November 23
6:00—7:30pm in the gym (new time)
4th, 5th, & 6th grade students! Come have fun
with your friends while learning about the Saints &
your Catholic Faith. Sr. Alicia & others will lead these inspirational
evenings, spiritual, social, & service activities. Wear your Saints
Alive Shirt or pick one up that night!
Rest in Peace
May the souls of
Linda Musolino
& Joan Hellhake
sing praises with the Angels in Heaven forever.
CD of the Week: “Glory To The Newborn King” by
Lindsey Todd who has been singing since age three.
Now a sophomore in high school, Lindsey has one of those
special voices you will truly enjoy in her first album of beautiful Christmas music.
Adoration Chapel Hours
There are several available hours in the Adoration Chapel:
Wednesday 3:00-4:00AM, Saturday 3:00-4:00PM and Sunday 2:00-3:00AM. Please call Mary Voorhis 224-0084 or
Sharon Zehnle 223-6279.
Myah Elise Scott, daughter of Kertrell & Holly Scott, and Emily
Stewardship Corner
Ann Rickard, daughter of Scott & Brenda (Coleman) Rickard,
Day, let us take a moment
were made children of God through the reception of the sacrato
receive from God and how
ment of Baptism on Sunday, November 16, 2014.
we in turn thank God for His blessings. Stewardship of our
Area Events
time and talent and treasure is not limited only to the
Sunday, December 14: Pancake & Sausage Breakfast, 7:30am- Church. Many people give time and money to other groups
Noon; St. Anthony’s Church. Adults $7, Children $4, under 5 in the community as well.
free. Sausage, chops, or ribs 3 lbs. $10, 5 lbs. $15, cooked
Don’t Forget to Turn in Your Commitment Card
links 5 lbs. $25, for advanced meat orders call 224-0874 or
still in the midst of or annual Stewardship Renewal.
If you haven’t returned your Commitment Card, you still can
Baptism Class - Monday, December 1st
mail it to the parish. You’ll soon receive an extra card in the
St. Peter will offer its next baptism class at 7:00 p.m.
mail. Returning your card is an important part of being an
on Monday, December 1st in the Parish Office.
active member of St. Peter. Please take this opportunity to
Expectant parents welcome, call the Parish Office for
express your support for our parish with your time, talent,
and treasure!
Social Concerns Collection
St. Dominic School Teacher Wanted
Next weekend, November 29 & 30, is the Fifth Sunday collecSt. Dominic School is seeking a teacher with Illinois certifition for the Social Concerns Committee. Please consider mak- cation to teach fourth grade during the second semester of
ing a donation to help support our community. Thank you for this current school year. For more information, please conyour generosity!
tact the principal, Sue Kelley, at 224-0041.
Attention Bakers
Eucharistic Minister Cross Necklaces
Are you baking cookies for the holidays soon? If so, would you
If you have been an Eucharistic Minister lately and you
please consider baking an extra dozen or two for the Social Con- accidentally wore the cross necklace home, please return it
cerns Annual Cookie Sale to be held on December 13 and 14? to church. We are short a few of them and they have been
This is a major fundraiser and we need your help! Bring the gone for a while. Please look around at home. Thank you!
cookies to the cafeteria Saturday afternoon,
Quincy Service League Holiday Gift Show
December 13, or by 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, DecemQuincy Service League will host its 46th annual Holiday
ber 14. Thank you!
Gift Show November 23rd at Quincy Senior High School.
Funeral Dishes
Shopping hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm. Ninety-six merRemember to pick up dishes that have been used for funeral chants from the tri-state area will offer an assortment of
luncheons from the gym kitchen. Thank you!
holiday gifts. Food will be available throughout the show
including QSL’s famous desserts. Tickets at the door will be
If you are moving, please call the parish office at 222-3155 to $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 6-12, and children 5 and
give us your new address. We get charged for any returned under are free. QSL will celebrate our senior shoppers 60
years and older by offering a discounted ticket of $2 at the
newsletters, contribution envelopes, or mailings.
door. For more information: or
Please keep the following in your prayers:
our Facebook page under Quincy Service League Holiday
~Kristopher Schreacke
~Sierra Miller
Gift Show.
~Michael Dolan
~Karen Wiewel
Active and Inactive Catholics Survey
~Dick Heckenkamp
~Barb Sohn
The public is invited to attend a forum on the findings and
~Isabelle Meyer
~Gerald Mast Sr.
~Billy Smith
analysis of the Active and Inactive Catholics survey conduct~Shirley O’Hara
~Jamie Doane
ed by Benedictine University on Monday, November 24 at 7
~Theresa Althoff
~Arlene Lansing
p.m. at Benedictine University Springfield gymnasium, 1500
~Dr. Robert Murphy
~Donald Vancil
~Paul Gerding
~Irene Gooding
~Russ Terstriep N. 5 St. Bishop Paprocki and members of the Benedictine
University research team will be on the panel to give the
~Mary Dietrich
~Robert Giuliani
~Roy Steffen
~Lana & Richard Krigbaum ~Ariel Prost
~Kevin Hubble response to the survey which will include questions and
answers from the public.
~Jim Clark
~Deacon Wayne Zimmerman
~Rob Hyer
~Bill Irvin
~Teresa Stark-Pillsbury
Thanksgiving Day Mass Time
To have a name added to this list, please call the Parish Office
The Thanksgiving Day Mass time will to at 8:00 a.m. on
222-3155 or email [email protected]
Thursday morning.
The School of
St. Peter
Week of November 23, 2014
A Message from Mrs. Janet Bick
“St. Peter School provides a quality education built on Catholic values and teachings.”
CONGRATULATIONS to Denver (kindergarten) and Rayleigh (second grade) Huff
who made their profession of faith to join our Catholic faith.
CONGRATULATIONS to our second graders who received the Sacrament of Reconciliation this past week. They have worked hard preparing and understanding the
importance of this Sacrament.
COLLECTION OF NON-PERISHABLE FOOD ITEMS: St. Peter students and staff are
collecting non-perishable food items through November 25th for the Quincy Catholic Charities Food Pantry. If you would like to bring items to add to our collection
you may bring them to the school office before 9:00 a.m. on the 25th.
FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE: Don’t forget to put in your reservation for
the Father/Daughter Dance on December 5th, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the gym.
Cost to attend is $16 per Father/Daughter or $8 per person. This includes an evening of dancing, a memorable picture an opportunity to win
prizes, enjoy delicious dessert and enjoy a visit with Santa! This event is
open to all St Peter parish fathers and daughters. GSA is sponsoring this event. If
your daughter does not attend St. Peter School and you would like to attend the
Father/Daughter Dance please contact the school office for a reservation form.
hold a Placement Test on Saturday, December 6, 2014, 8:30-11:00 a.m. at QND
for 8th grade students. This standardized test is the ACT Explore Test providing a
baseline for where a student is academically. All incoming freshmen are encouraged, but not required, to take the Placement Test. If students are unable to take
the test, they are still welcome to enroll at QND. A parent meeting will be held at
10:30 a.m. regarding information about the test and QND.
For more information, contact Bob Sheffield or Judy Liesen, QND guidance
counselors, at 223-2479.
seeking a teacher with Illinois certification to teach fourth grade during the second
semester of this current school year. For more information, please contact the
principal, Sue Kelley, at 224-0041.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING from the St. Peter students, faculty and
staff. We are thankful that we have parishioners who support
our school and realize its importance for the future of our parish. The students will be writing letters of Thanksgiving to those
that they are thankful for. These will be taken up at the offertory at our Children’s Mass on Wednesday, November 26th, at
8:30 a.m.
Monday: Beefy cheesy
nachos, corn, fruit, milk.
Tuesday: Toasted ravioli,
garlic toast, tossed salad,
fruit, milk.
Wednesday: Tenderloin on
wg bun, cole slaw, pretzels, fruit, milk.
Thursday: No School
Friday: No School.
Sun., Nov. 23: REAP Retreat
for the grade 8 Confirmation
Candidates 12:30 –5:00
p.m. at St. Anthony
Tues., Nov. 24: Brandon
Thomsen from QCT will be
here for various grades
Wed., Nov. 25: School Mass
8:30 with the 2nd grade assisting
Thurs., Nov. 26: Happy
Fri., Nov. 27: No SchoolThanksgiving Vacation continues
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School of St. Peter
2500 Maine Street
Quincy, IL 62301
Phone: 217-223-1120
Mark Your Calendar
Mon. Nov. 24: Chess Club 6:30 p.m., Maria Goretti Room
Tues. Nov. 25: Novena 8:30 a.m., Church
RCIA 7:00 p.m., Martha Jane Room
Thurs. Nov. 27: Mass 8:00 a.m., Church
Fri. Nov. 28: Novena 8:30 a.m., Church
Parish Office Closed
Sat. Nov. 29: Rosary 7:30 a.m., Church
Parish in Action
—Mass Servers—
Weekday Masses, November 24-29:
8:00 a.m. Audrey Toth, Emily Hagedorn
Saturday Mass, November 29:
5:00 p.m. Griffin & Emme Kirn
Sunday Masses, November 30:
8:00 a.m. Drew Schlipman, TJ Wensing
9:30 a.m. Katelyn Nelson, Jack Deters
11:00 a.m. Jaelyn Ehrhardt, Isabella Pisciotti
Quincy Notre Dame High School
“A” Honor Roll for October 2014
Seniors: Adam Hutson, Carson Kroshinsky, Angelica Niemann, Jennifer Polak, Nick Stegeman. Juniors: Nicholas Haxel, Riley
Hummert, Melanie Schlepphorst. Sophomores: Gabi Davis, Andrew Goerlich, Emily Goerlich, Angela Halter, Spencer Kroshinsky,
Caroline Niemann, Lucy Stella, Samantha Tracy, Carly Wilson. Freshman: John Brown, Cole Davis, Sophia Marcolla, Kristin Martin, Alaina McCulla, Hannah Peters, Emma Schlepphorst, Autumn Sturhahn, Paige Willer.
“B” Honor Roll for October 2014
Seniors: Aryiel Gengenbacher, Andrew Halter, Michaela Huber, Quenna Keating, Haley Kelso, Jacob Kroencke, Kevin Ley, Brady
Miller, Jacob Murphy, Afton Power, Cooper Reis, Bryce Rupp, Ellie Stamerjohn, Emily Stupavsky, Olivia Tracy, Zachary VanderBol,
Mark Wiewel. Juniors: Cameron Cain, Shelby Connell, Brandon Copley, Brian Copley, Andrew Eaton, Brock Elmore, Landon Heming, Makayla Herzog, Rachel Holtmeyer, Abbie Howe, Nicholas Hun, Emily Kase, Emily Kite, Vanessa Lavery, Lauren Leffers, Sarah Lewis, Conner Mahsman, Abigail Moore, Sarah Neiswender, Brendan Nelson, Joseph Polak, Aubrey Reis, Annemarie Rhatigan-Meyer, Chandler Shankland, Sydney Strieker, Tanner Stuckman, Blake Ulrich, Ben Welper, Ashley Wensing. Sophomores:
Alexa Cobian, Carter Cramsey, Aspen Gengenbacher, Sailor Gengenbacher, Andrew Hilgenbrink, Emanuel Hun, Allison Hutson,
Nicholas Johannes, Alex Kinsel, Nora Krohn, Breanne Kurk, Sadie Kurk, Mackenzie Mahsman, Zach McDonald, Savannah Perrine, Caroline Reed, Nicole Wolter. Freshman: Hayden Barnes, Delaney Brinkley, Jack Deters, Reis Dreyer, Erika Eaton, Blake
Frericks, Grace Frese, Nathan Hogge, Janelle Janssen, Alexis Krogman, Mitchell Maas, Aaron Moore, Breanna Phillips, Autumn
—Daily Mass Ministry Schedule—
November 24-29:
Rich Lavery
Kathy Harman, Juett & Daniella Kendrick
Fr. Leo’s column continued
On this last Sunday of “ordinary time,” we will
celebrate the Rite of Acceptance at the 9:30 a.m. Mass.
This particular rite in the Rite of Christian Initiation of
Adults marks the beginning of the catechumenate proper as the candidates express and the Church accepts
their intentions to respond to the call to follow the way
of Christ. So I ask your prayers for these catechumens
as well as for our candidates as they continue to pursue
and discern the call of Jesus in their lives.
If you have not filled in your stewardship commitment renewal forms, I ask you to do so and then return them to us either via the collection basket or
through the post office. These are very important to us
and I ask you to make sure that you return them to us.
This is one way that you can show that you do belong to
this parish and want to be one of the “living stones” of
St. Peter Church.
ON THE LIGHTER SIDE: Little Johnny was
left to fix lunch while his mother was away. He was to
prepare his meal and to make some tea. When his
mother returned with a friend, she noticed that Johnny
had already prepared the tea. The two women then
sipped the tea happily while having lunch. “Was it hard
finding the tea strainer in the kitchen?” Johnny’s mother
“I couldn’t find it, mom, so I used the fly swatter,” Johnny replied.
His mother nearly fainted, so Johnny hastily
added, “Don’t get excited, Mom, I used the old one.”
CYO Fund Drive
Since 1933, there have been countless programs and activities hosted by the Catholic Youth Organization. Thousands of participants, coaches, volunteers and supporters have been involved over the 80+ years. The names and faces have changed at
the CYO, but the mission is still the same…the youth of our community!
The CYO Fund Drive is extremely important. The CYO has always operated on a tight budget. In 2013, QND stopped donating
the utilities and insurance for the CYO gym adding another $20,000 to the CYO budget. The goal for the CYO drive is $40,000.
The fund drive supports the operating expenses to run the quality CYO programs. Basically, it is needed to ‘keep the doors open
and the lights on’. Last year, the parish campaign collected around $7,000 from the 4 parishes. That was down significantly
from previous years.
Nov. 16
Total to Date
Annual School Fund
Total Budget Goal
Holy Days
Church Sound System
Diocesan Collections
Cemetery: $830
Human Development: $1582
World Mission: $5
Amt. Assessed
2014 $105,019
$ 35,429.33
Amt Due: $ 69,589.67
The CYO appreciates all of the support over its 80 year history. It is extremely important to keep the CYO running for the next 80
years. Please consider a donation. A $50 donation is supporting the CYO for only $1.00 a week. The CYO is a non-profit
501(c)(3) organization. Donations can also be sent to the CYO Office, 700 Broadway, Quincy. Thank you.
2014 Giving Wreaths
Yes, it’s that time again. For those of you who
are new, this is a way to help those less fortunate
than ourselves. Several organizations in town
send the needs of people in the
community. Each need is put
on a tag and we put those tags
out on tables in the Narthex.
This will happen November
26 through December 7. You
can choose a tag(s) before or
after church. The gifts are to be
wrapped and returned with the
gift tag securely taped during the weekend of December 13 and 14. This will replace the Social
Concerns 1st Sunday collection for December.
Thank you in advance for your generosity!
Christmas Decorations
To make a donation ($10.00) for Christmas
poinsettias & decorations in memory of a loved one,
please put money in a plain envelope
labeled “Christmas Decorations” by
Wednesday, December 10, please include:
A Donation for Christmas Decorations
Given by:____________________________________
In Memory of:___________________________________