HOLY TRINITY PARISH 749 Sixth Avenue S., South St. Paul, MN 55075 DECEMBER 28, 2014 THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH Pastor Fr. John Paul Echert HOLY TRINITY CHURCH ST. AUGUSTINE CHURCH Weekend Masses: Sat: 5:15 pm/Sun: 8:30 and 11:30 am Weekend Masses: Sun: 7:00, 10:00, 11:30 am (Tridentine) weekday masses:(English) Mon. & Fri: 8 am/Tues. & Th: 5:15 pm weekday masses:Sat: 8 am (Tridentine): Mon. & Wed: 5:15 pm/Tues. & Th: 8 am/Fri: Noon confessions: Sat: 4 - 5 pm weekday masses: (Tridentine): Holydays: 7:00 pm confessions: Sat: 8:30 - 9:30 am Baptisms: Parents must be registered and active parishioners. weddings: Couple must be registered and active parishioners. Contact Parish Office at least six months in advance. Eucharistic Adoration CHAPEL: Open 24 hours a day, except for Sunday from 7 am - 1 pm Call Bill & Lauri Flatley at 651-453-9298. PARISH OFFICE (651) 455-1302 FAX # (651) 455-7600 Church: www.staugustine-holytrinity.org School: www.holytrinitys.org ~ SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL, DEFEND US IN BATTLE ~ MASS SERVERS Holy Trinity Announcements PASTOR Fr. John Paul Echert PAROCHIAL VICAR Fr. Robert Grabner PARISH DEACON Rev. Mr. Ron Smisek MASS INTENTIONS Mon. Dec. 29 Tues. Dec. 30 BUS. ADMINISTRATOR Richard Sobaski Wed. Dec. 31 Thu. Jan. 1 Fri. Jan. 2 MUSIC DIRECTORS Mary Smisek (H.T.) Dr. John Kaess (S.A.) Sat. Sun. SCHOOL PRINCIPAL Dr. Daniel Gleason 651-455-8557 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Pamela LeVesseur 651-455-6004 VISITATION/SENIORS Christine Polak 651-457-3147 ACCL COORDINATOR Kathleen Angstman Jan. 3 Jan. 4 8:00 am Inez Sims + 5:15 pm T. - Cletus Callahan + 8:00 am T. - Fred Boeshans + 5:15 pm John Raway + 5:15 pm Bob Boemer 10:00 am Marcel Schmit 8:00 am Rev. Robert Grabner 12:00 pm T. - Andrew Salinas 5:15 pm Thomas Trudeau + 8:30 am Ronald Wagner + 11:30 am Faithful of Holy Trinity Parish T. = Tridentine MEETINGS Monday, December 29, 2014 Apostles of Divine Mercy 6:30 pm Ann. Rm. Thursday, January 1, 2015 Parish Council CANCELLED Friday, January 2, 2015 Fatima Cell 8:30 am Church VIDEO LIBRARY Angelina Sam PARISH SECRETARIES Sandra Chapdelaine Barbara Hansen TRUSTEES Paul Reichstadt 651-554-7754 The Parish Office will be closed on Wed., Dec. 31st and Thurs., Jan. 1st. The Adoration Chapel will be closed at 5:00 pm on Wed., Dec. 31st (New Year’s Eve) and will reopen at 2:00 pm on Thurs., Jan. 1st. Herb Willenbring 651-455-4191 PARISH COUNCIL: Janel Sharr (Chair) 612-810-1128 Scott Fischer 651-455-6683 Colin Cain 651-451-9084 Joseph Fignar 651-455-8307 Dan Loeffelholz 651-306-9104 Mike Manders 952-688-6030 Claude Medina 651-457-6609 Bob Meehl 651-307-0878 2 December 28, 2014 REVENUE FOR THE WEEKEND OF DECEMBER 21, 2014 WAS NOT AVAILABLE WHEN THIS BULLETIN WAS PRINTED. Sat., Jan. 3 - Team: St. Thomas Aquinas 5:15 pm - Cross - Alyssa Gilbert Server 1 - Sam LeMay Server 2 - Justin O’Brien Sun., Jan. 4 - Team: St. John XXIII 8:30 am - Cross - Justin Regep Server 1 - Willy Wallace Server 2 - Lexis Frederick 11:30 am - Team: St. Faustina Cross - Courtney Smith Server 1 - Ethan Dahlstrom Server 2 - Dominic Smith SYMPATHY The sympathy of the parish community is extended to the family, friends, and relatives of Connie Adams-Boemer whose funeral was celebrated recently. May she share in the resurrection and life of Jesus Christ (Jn 11:25). WELCOME The parish community joyfully welcomes newly registered parishioners Gregory and Saundra Murphy. Let us pray for them as they join us in being devoted “...to the teaching of the apostles and the communal life, to the breaking of bread (the Mass) and to the prayers.” (Acts 2:42) CHILDREN OF ETERNITY You are children of eternity. Your immortal crown awaits you, to reward your duty and love. You may indeed sow here in tears, but you may be sure there to reap in joy. —St. Elizabeth Ann Seton CHURCH REVENUE From July 1, 2014 - November 30, 2014 YTD Church Revenue Received . $331,800.00 YTD Church Revenue Needed . . . 341,300.00 SHORTFALL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ($9,500.00) The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph READINGS FOR THE WEEK Mon: 1 Jn 2:3-11; Ps 96:1-3, 5b-6; Lk 2:22-35 Tues: 1 Jn 2:12-17; Ps 96:710; Lk 2:36-40 Wed: 1 Jn 2:18-21; Ps 96:12, 11-13; Jn 1:1-18 Thurs: Nm 6:22-27; Ps 67:2-3, 5, 6, 8; Gal 4:4-7; Lk 2:16-21 Fri: 1 Jn 2:22-28; Ps 98:1-4; Jn 1:19-28 Sat: 1 Jn 2:29 -- 3:6; Ps 98:1, 3cd-6; Jn 1:29-34 Sun: Is 60:1-6; Ps 72:1-2, 78, 10-13; Eph 3:2-3a, 56; Mt 2:1-12 SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES Sun: The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph Mon: Fifth Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord; St. Thomas Becket Tues: Sixth Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord Wed: Seventh Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord; St. Sylvester I; New Year's Eve Thurs: The Octave of the Nativity of the Lord; Mary, the Holy Mother of God; World Day of Prayer for Peace; New Year's Day Fri: Ss. Basil the Great and Gregory Nazianzen; First Friday Sat: The Most Holy Name of Jesus; First Saturday St. Augustine Announcements MASS INTENTIONS Thu. Sat. Sun. Jan. 1 12:00 am T. - Casey Meehl 8:00 am Faithful of Holy Trinity Parish 11:30 am T. - Rev. Michael Rudolph Jan. 3 8:00 am Deceased members of the Marsolek & Yurczyk families ++ Jan. 4 7:00 am Virgil Pawlenty + 10:00 am Joseph & Sally Platz ++ 11:30 am T. - ProLife Across America T. = Tridentine ANGELS OF PEACE Let us not be justices of the peace, but angels of peace. ~ St. Therese of Lisieux MEETINGS Saturday, January 3, 2015 Fatima Cadets 7:30 am St. Augustine Rm. MASS SERVERS Sun., Jan. 4 7:00 am Joe Polak 10:00 am Tim Dillon Joe Dillon Rafael Alvarez 11:30 am Not Available WEDDING BANNS 3RD BANNS: JOSHUA KUESTERSTEFFEN AND ELIZABETH VANDAGRIFF FREE COURSE ON MENTAL ILLNESSES Do you have a family member living with a mental illness? The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Minnesota is offering a free educational course that helps families gain a greater understanding of mental illness, discuss resources, build communication skills, reduce stress and find support. Over 3,000 Minnesota families have The Holy Family of benefited from this course. Join others for this series taught by Jesus, Mary and Joseph family members who have walked the walk. The Family-toDecember 28, 2014 Family course will meet weekly for 12 weeks. The course My eyes have seen your starts Tues., Jan. 6, from 6:30 - 9:00 pm in Lakeville. salvation, which you have Registrants must commit to attending the entire course prepared in the sight of all the and registration is required. Contact Joan at 612-205-7080 peoples. ~ Luke 2:30-31 to register. Sunday in the Octave of Christmas - Tridentine BAPTISM CLASS This is a reminder to parents with infants or who anticipate a birth. Holy Trinity offers baptism classes on the second Monday of the month at 7:00 pm in the Incarnation Room (lower level of Commons). The class runs about an hour. While this course is mandatory for all first time parents seeking baptism for their children, it can also be an excellent refresher. This course addresses the theology of this sacrament and its biblical basis. We also discuss what happens on the day of baptism and take parents on a short tour of the baptistery. Parents should contact the parish office to register for a class. Baptism class meets only if one or more parents have scheduled in advance for that particular class date so be sure to register in advance. 3 REFLECTIONS HOLY TRINITY SCHOOL NOTES OCTAVE OF CHRISTMAS he Octave day following a Feast is regarded as a Feast day as well and it is given special prominence and often its own focus. In the traditional calendar followed by the Tridentine form of the Mass the Octave of Christmas is celebrated as the Circumcision of the Lord. Circumcision was the Old Testament prefigurement of baptism, by which male offspring were brought into the protection and fold of true religion (for girls, inclusion was by association with the head of the household within the family). Our Lord Himself underwent this religious ritual, just as he was baptized by Saint John, though not out of any personal need. In the newer liturgical calendar and form of the Mass, the Octave celebrates Mary under her title, Mother of God. The title Mother of God is first recorded in the Gospel of Saint Luke: T “And Mary rising up in those days, went into the hill country with haste into a city of Judah. And she entered into the house of Zachary, and saluted Elizabeth. And it came to pass, that when Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the infant leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she cried out with a loud voice, and said: Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed art thou that hast believed. (1:39-45) Elizabeth could have addressed Mary by some other title, such as Mother of the Savior, but instead she was divinely inspired to proclaim the exalted title, Mother of my Lord, which is the equivalent of Mother of God. Some four centuries later, in a Council of the Church held at Ephesus, Mary was formally given the Greek title Theotokos, which means, “She who bore God.” In the Latin tradition, this title has been rendered as Mother of God. It is important to understand the theological origin and significance of this title. The Council was responding to a heresy, which sought to separate the Humanity and Divinity of Christ, thereby splitting the one Christ into two persons. The consequence of this would mean that only the Son of Man was born of Mary, not the Son of God, and that only the Son of Man died on the Cross, not the Son of God. Not so! If God did not die for man on the Cross, humanity would remain unredeemed. It is true to say that the Divine Nature of Christ could not truly die, but since the Divine Nature and Human Nature are inseparably joined in the one Person of Christ, we can say that God died for us, in Christ. So too, while we do not claim that Mary brought the Divine Nature of Christ into existence, it is true to say that Mary is the Mother of the one Christ, who is fully Human and fully Divine. Hence it is fitting and divinely revealed that we give the honor and title to Mary the Mother of God, which Feast is celebrated on this Octave of Christmas. Congratulations to the following former Holy Trinity students who made the first trimester Honor Roll at South St. Paul High School! Gold Honor Roll Jaclyn Elmquist Miranda Tapp Matthew Gellerman Tess Chapdelaine Mae Shannon Madalyn Elmquist Makena Burke Kathleen Jackson Grace Gerten Emily Miotke Noah Shannon Mary Polak Preston Stengel Emily Roznowski Laura Sonday Kristin Waldhauser . Silver Honor Roll Joe Gerten Michael Lomax Sam Oeffling Alyssa Gilbert Bronze Honor Roll Michaela Rowan Jacinta Rademacher Merry Christmas and a Happy, Blessed New Year to you all! Dr. Dan Gleason, Principal RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Merry Christmas and blessings in the upcoming New Year! As a reminder, Religious Education classes will not meet on Dec. 31. Classes resume on Wed., Jan. 7th. Confirmation Candidates, please remember the first half of service hours, important forms and the Saint Paper are due when returning to class on Jan. 7th. If you are in need of forms, you can download them on the parish website at www.staugustine-holytrinity.org, click on activities. WAYS TO SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL Holy Trinity School collects the following: * Box Tops for schools * Moola milk points from Kwik Trip * Culver’s scoopie points found on the kid’s meal bags * Coke point codes, which can be found on the inside of Coke product boxes or plastic packaging as well as the inside of bottle tops. The code is a 10-14 series of numbers/letters. * Don’t forget to designate Holy Trinity school as your preferred school for your Target red card The school is able to get money back for Box Tops, Moola milk and Target red cards. The Culver points are used to get balls for the playground. Coke points are currently being collected to get new balls for gym class. Note: Participation in these programs is not an endorsement of the views or policies of the companies that sponsor these programs. 4 OUR CHRISTMAS GRATITUDE Heartfelt thanks go out to the many parishioners who made our churches and our sacred liturgies so special! This includes those who decorated the churches, the choirs and cantors and directors, those who served in the sanctuary and the ushers serving elsewhere in the church, and the many unseen volunteers and staff who put forth much extra effort each Christmas. MASS SCHEDULE FOR JANUARY 1st FEAST OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD Holy Trinity St. Augustine Dec. 31 (Vigil) 5:15 pm Jan. 1 12:00 am(midnight) 10:00 am 8:00 & 11:30 am - Tri. WORLD YOUTH DAY 2016 JANUARY ARGUMENT OF THE MONTH Calling all men! The next Argument event will be Tuesday evening, January 13, starting at 6:00 pm in the St Augustine church hall. The guys are still arguing over the title of the fight but it will be explosive and the food will be five star. So mark your calendars now and check the bulletin next week for more details. World Youth Day 2016 (WYD16) is a pilgrimage to Krakow, Poland, to see and share Mass with our Holy Father, Pope Francis, in an experience with youth from around the world. The pilgrimage is open to young adults, college students and high school students who will have completed their sophomore year by July 2016. Join with other WYD16 participants from throughout the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Mpls. in a pilgrimage from July 19 - Aug. 2, 2016. Cost is $3,700 per participant. Group leaders and individuals can find more details at www.archspm.org or call 651-291-4553. ANNUAL PRAYER SERVICE Please join us at 10:30 am on Thurs., Jan. 22 for the Annual Prayer Service for Life with Bishop Lee Piché at the Cathedral of Saint Paul, 239 Selby Ave. This prayer service commemorates the millions of lives lost to abortion and the many women and men wounded by abortion’s aftermath. Please consider carpooling or utilizing buses as parking will be limited due to the Red Bull Crashed Ice event. All are invited and welcome. For more information, please contact the Office for Marriage, Family & Life at 651-291-4488 or our website at www.archspm.org. MARRIAGE CONFERENCE St Hubert’s in Chanhassen is offering a dynamic marriage conference led by Dr. Bob Schuchts, and his team from the John Paul II Healing Center on Fri., Jan. 16, from 6:30 - 9:30 pm and Sat., Jan. 17, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Learn practical ways to make great marriages even better. Your marriage is the most important part of your life – come and celebrate it! The joys of marriage grow the closer we are to the heart of Christ. The more we reconcile to Him the more love we have to give. This conference is primarily for married couples, but interested individuals are welcome to attend. To register, go to www.jpiihealingcenter.org. For more information, contact Deacon Tim Helmeke at [email protected] TOTUS TUUS The Totus Tuus Summer Catechetical Program is in need of college age men and women, committed to their Catholic faith who feel called to share it with the youth from local parishes around the Archdiocese. The position is a temporary 2 month commitment (5/29-7/25) which includes one week of training and one week break for the 4th of July. • Each team member will receive $2,000 for their work. • One vehicle will need to be provided by a team member (who must be over 21 years of age) for each team. To apply visit www.archspm.org/sections/laity for an application. For more information contact Father Troy Przybilla at 651-962-6892, [email protected] or Nancy Schulte Palacheck at 651-291-4489, [email protected] CATHOLIC WOMEN’S CONFERENCE Women of all ages are invited to the Catholic Women’s Conference sponsored by the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis in partnership with WINE (Women In the New Evangelization) on Feb. 14 from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. (Doors open at 7:00 am). Lunch is provided. On the beautiful Feast of Saint Valentine, the focus of this conference will be the heart. A Heart Drawn by Love: Set on Fire. The event features keynote speakers Patti Schneier and Nancy Jo Sullivan, and Mass celebrated by Bishop Andrew Cozzens. The cost is $30 per person before Jan. 19. (Early bird); $40 per person after Jan. 19. To register, visit www.archspm.org (Keyword: WINE) or call 651-291-4411. 5 GOD BLESS OUR MILITARY SERVING FAR FROM HOME OVER CHRISTMAS! Mary, Mother of God, Pray for us!
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