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Fourth Sunday of Advent
December 21, 2014
Fourth Sunday of Advent
December 21, 2014
Mass Times
4:30 pm
8:00 am and 10:30 am
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday’s: 8:00 am
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:
Irene Biermann, Patti Bonvicin, Shirley Bourne, 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, Debbie Sullivan, 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.
Katie and Alvina Hoelscher 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
Catholic Men for Christ 8th Annual
St. Louis Conference
Date: Saturday, February 7, 2015 Time: 7 AM
doors open; 8:30 AM Conference begins; Conference concludes with 4:00 PM Vigil Mass Location: Peabody Opera
House, Downtown St. Louis Theme: The harvest is plentiful,
but the workers are few. -Luke 10:2. Speakers: George
Weigel, Tim Staples, Terry Barber and Monsignor James J.
The Catholic Men for Christ Conference has a newly designed
"user friendly" website. Find conference details and complete
your online registration at
Catholic Women for Christ
6th Annual Conference
Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015 Time: 7:45 AM
doors open; 9:00 AM Keynote, 4:00 PM Concluding Mass Location: St. Charles Convention Center, St. Charles, MO
Theme: If you are what you should be, you will set the world
on fire." - St. Catherine of Siena. Speakers: Teresa Tomeo,
Syndicated Catholic talk show host and motivational speaker
and Brenda Sharman, Founding National Director of Pure
For more details and registration, please visit
Fourth Sunday of Advent
December 21, 2014
Fr. Phil’s Calendar
From the Heart of Fr. Phil
Odds N Ends
Saturday, December 20, 2014
4:30 pm
Frank and Rose Marquart
Sunday, December 21, 2014
8:00 am
John Joseph Elbert
10:30 am
Our Parishioners
Monday, December 22, 2014
8:00 am
Kelly Miller
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
7:00 pm
Maurice, Bertha and Ronald
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
4:00 pm
Ann and Bill Monroig
6:00 pm
Joe Unnerstall
10:00 pm
Fred and Odelia Gildehaus
Thursday, December 25, 2014
8:00 am
Ambrose Roesner
10:30 am
Esther Maciejewcki
Friday, December 26, 2014
8:00 am
Harlen Meyer
Saturday, December 27, 2014
4:30 pm
Sunday, December 28, 2014
8:00 am
Katie and Alvina Hoelscher
10:30 am
Mickey Kimberlin
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. 22
9:00 am
Operations and
Compliance Mtg.
1:45 pm
Mike Etter Meeting
Tuesday, Dec. 23
12:30 pm
Admin. Assistants and
Liturgy and Youth Cord.
Thursday, Dec. 25
11:00 am
Mass at Hospital
12:00 pm
Anointing of the Sick at
Thank our Advertiser of the Week!!
Altemueller Jewelry
2057 Washington Crossing
Church Decorating
Note: There will not be Adoration on December
22 because the Church is being decorated for Christmas.
All are welcome to come and help decorate at 5:00 pm.
We would appreciate any time you can give us.
The Week Ahead
Friday Morning Refreshments
After 8:00 am Mass.
Join us every Friday Morning for
Refreshments in the Summer Kitchen.
All are welcome!
Sun. Dec. 21
Mon. Dec. 22
Tue. Dec. 23
Wed. Dec. 24
Thur. Dec. 25
after 10:30
No Adoration
6:00 pm (OH)
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
Old Hall Rented
Old Hall Rented
Cheer Practice
3:00 pm (PC)
Fri. Dec. 26
Sat. Dec. 27
Old Hall
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Collection Report
Due to the early Bulletin Deadline because of the
Christmas Holiday our Collection report is not available. We
will have the collection information for December 13/14 in
next weeks bulletin.
Thank you for your understanding.
December 21, 2014
Holiday Office Hours
The Parish Office will be closed December 24 thru
January 5. For an emergency you can call Fr. Phil at
Masses during bad weather.
December 25—Collection
for the Seminary
Remember to be generous this Christmas with the
special collection for the Seminary on Christmas Day.
Thank You!
Recommended Holiday Viewing – Take a moment
to sit back, put up your feet, and enjoy The Forsaken on
Tuesday, December 30 on EWTN at 5:30 pm. This thirty
minute documentary, featuring the Archdiocese of St. Louis
mission program Pan y Amor, will open your eyes to the
lives of children who have been rescued from living on the
streets of Cochabamba and La Paz, Bolivia. Prior to being
rescued, these children barely survived and often went to
sleep hungry and on the streets. Emmy award winner
Chuck Neff does an extraordinary job of capturing the
struggles of these innocent children and their quest for a
brighter future. This is a show you don’t want to miss!!
Cell Phone Number Update
With the trend being to delete Home Phones and
only carry a Cell Phone we want to remind
all who do this to please contact the Parish
office with your cell number so we are able
to update our records and have a number of
contact for you.
Thank you for your consideration.
“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.
Since we now have a priest living at both St.
Gertrude and St. Ann we will not cancel mass during inclimate weather this winter. Mass will be celebrated every day.
All Souls Photo Display
If you brought in a photo of your loved one for the
Photo Display in Church for the month of November you can
now pick them up from the parish office along with your
memorial candle.
Thank you.
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.
This weekend, December 20/21, 2014
we will have a second collection for
the St. Ann/St Gertrude Chapter of the
St. Vincent de Paul Society. Please be
Thank You!
Lottery Winners Monday, December 8, 2014
Peggy Brinkmann$ 100.00 sold by Aaron Brinkmann
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
The Batsons
$ 50.00 sold by Batson
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Kurt Sullentrup $ 100.00 sold by Self
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Stef Reubell
$ 50.00 sold by Aaron Meyer
Friday, December 12, 2014
Kelle Buchman $ 100.00 sold by Darcie
Fourth Sunday of Advent
December 21, 2014
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 22, 2014
Reading I
1 Samuel 1:24-28
Luke 1:46-56
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Reading I
Malachi 3:1-4,23-24
Luke 1:57-66
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Reading I
2 Samuel 7:1-5,
Reading II
Romans 16:25-27
Luke 1:26-38
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Reading I
Isaiah 52:7-10
Reading II
Hebrews 1:1-6
John 1:1-18
Friday, December 26, 2014 Saint Stephen
Reading I
Acts 6:8-10,7:54-59
Matthew 10:17-22
Saturday/Sunday December 27/28, 2014
Reading I
Genesis 15:1-6,21:1-3
Reading II
— Hebrews 11:8,11-12,17-19
Luke 2:22-40
School Chapel Dedication
All are invited
the 10:30
Bishop Carlbrating 10:30
will dedicate
hope you all
this special
to the Chapel
this Sunday after
mass. Arch
son will be celemass and then
the chapel. We
can join us for
day in our parish.
Stewardship Bulletin Reflection
“Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you!” - Luke 1:28
Faith is a gift from God. During this Christmas season take
time in silence and pray to God. Thank him for all the gifts
He has given you. Try to set aside any anger or resentment
“To be a mother is to nourish and protect true huyou have and really open your heart to receive the gift of
manity and bring it to development.”
God’s grace.
Word of Life
Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)
School News
THANK YOU to all who volunteered registered &
sponsored the Reindeer Run. It was another successful fundraiser. We raised $2800 for the 2015 & 2016 class ProLife
trip. This is a great way to support the ProLife trip!! Please
consider supporting this fundraiser in the future!!
Thanks to the following sponsors:
A & E Storage
Advertising Unlimited, Inc
American National Insurance-Larry Volmert
CPR-Cell Phone Repair Florissant
Bank of Washington
D & H Trucking Co. Inc.
David & Peggy Brinkmann
Daydreams Day Spa
Diana Holdinghausen Insurance
Family Heritage Insurance-Mike Newbanks
First Fitness Nutrition-636-234-5012-Mary Lebish
GH Tool & Mold, Inc.
K & R Market
LEAD-M Companies
MO Bikes-Keith Lebish
Mercy-Shaukat Thanawalla, MD
Natural Healing Centers
Overschmidt Flooring, LLC
Peterson Oil Company
Prestige Technical Services
Roettering Heating & Cooling, Inc
Shane & Gina Eckert Family
Specialty Automotive-573-459-2228-Kirk Lebish
Sahm Welding & Fabrication
Third Power Consulting, LLC
Tim & Kay Politte
Teltron, Inc.
Unerstall Construction Co.
Unerstall Electric Inc.
(In addition to the following appointments, Fr. Phil has office
hours at St. Gertrude’s Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 9 am - 4
p.m., and in his office at St. Ann’s, Wednesday, 9 am - 4 p.m. He
welcomes walk-in or pre-scheduled appointments.)
Here is the weekly Schedule for Fr. Phil Krill:
Fr. Phil’s Calendar
Fourth Sunday of Advent
December 21, 2014
Merry Christmas
At this special time of year we would like to wish a Very Merry Christmas to all.
Thank you to all parishioners who have supported us this year. We appreciate you
more than you know. We hope 2015 brings us all good things and another year of
hope and holiness throughout our parish.
Blessings in the New Year! St. Gertrude Parish Office Staff
Word of Life
“Are we moved by the suffering of those without shelter? Do
we seek to alleviate the fear, confusion and panic that women
facing unexpected pregnancies may be experiencing? Do our
hearts ache for elderly patients in nursing homes who feel
abandoned and unwanted, having no one to visit them?
Our mission is to show each person the love of Christ. As
uniquely created individuals, we each have unique gifts which
we are called to use to share Christ’s love.”
Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley O.F.M.
Committee on Pro-Life Activities 2014
Catholic Cruise to Alaska
Come and sail away on a 7-night Catholic Alaska Cruise
with Father Leo Prengaman May 2nd—May 9th, 2015 on Holland
America Westerdam out of Seattle, Washington — Ports of Call:
Juneau, Alaska; Glacier Bay; Sitka, Alaska; Ketchikan, Alaska; Victoria, British Columbia; Seattle, Washington. Prices begin at $2004
for two passengers this includes all port fees and taxes. Daily mass
offered. Deposits of only $350 per person will reserve your cabin.
Space Is limited. For further info or to register, contact Doug or Eileen at 860-399-1785/ [email protected]
Marriage Encounter Weekend
Are you looking for a New Year’s resolution that
could change your married life? Why not make a commitment
to do something to improve your good relationship and make
it great—attend a Marriage Encounter weekend in 2015 on
February 6-8 or April 24-26. To find out more or to apply,
click on or simply call 314-469-7317.
Something to Think about…
Peace is not the absence of trouble;
it is the presence of God.
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.
K of C Breakfast at St. Clair, MO 7am to 11am December 21, Also Daughters of Isabella Christmas Cookie Sale.
Ministry Schedule
Dec. 27/28
Eucharistic Minister
4:30 Mass
Mike Newbanks
Kathy Obermark
Dave Roetheli
Debbie Roetheli
Jared Schrader
Sheridan Heindselmann
Hellmann Family
8:00 Mass
Mark Spann
Sue Spann
Joe Feldmann
Shari Feldmann
Larry Toben
Roger Aholt
Taylor Hanneken
Jacob Hanneken
Trinity Stevens
Dan and Julie Brinker
Dan and Derrick
Jux Riley
Jeff Banken
10:30 Mass
Donna Pruitt
Andy Knight
Donna Pruitt
Robin Birke
Livvie Garbs
Jared Rennick
Maddie Boland
Dave Brinkman Family
Marty Nobel
Glenn Ruether
Debbie Aholt
Bell Ringers
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