December 28th, 2014 - Holy Trinity/St. Augustine Catholic Churches

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
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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.
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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:
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“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.
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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.
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GOD BLESS OUR MILITARY
SERVING FAR FROM HOME
OVER CHRISTMAS!
Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us!