St. Mary Help of Christians Parish 22 44 55 88 88 C CO OU UN NT TY Y R RO OA AD D 7 7 ,, SS TT .. A AU UG GU U SS T TA A ,, M MN N 55 66 33 00 11 MISSION STATEMENT We, the people of St Mary Help of Christians Parish, are called to love and serve the Lord through our lives. Established in 1856,the church is the cornerstone around which we have built our community of faith. We encourage all to participate through worship, education, and sharing of their gifts and talents. With the strength of our families, the optimism of our youth, and the wisdom of our seniors, we strive to be advocates of the “Good News” as we continue to grow and change. March 2000 PARISH OFFICE: 320-252-1799 School: 320-251-3937 Website: www.SMHOC.org PASTORAL STAFF Fr. Jose Edayadiyil, Pastor Deacon Ken Rosha, Pastoral Associate Bonnie Van Heel, School Principal of K-6 Shelly Gohmann, Parish Secretary Jan Minke, Faith Formation Director Deb Klaverkamp Youth Coordinator Kathy Waletzko, Music Director WORSHIP: LITURGY SCHEDULE Weekend Mass: Sun. 8:00 & 10:00am Sat. evening at 5:00 pm Daily Mass: 8:00 am Wednesday, Thursday & Friday Tuesday evening 6:00 pm RECONCILIATION Fridays at 7:30am and Sat. at 4:15pm or by appointment NEW PARISHIONERS We welcome you as a new member of our faith community. Call the parish office for information. BAPTISM PREP Sessions held 2nd Monday every other month. Call the Parish Office to register. MARRIAGE PREP Arrangements must be made at least 6 months before wedding. Call the Parish Office. RCIA “RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS” Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Catholic Faith call the Parish Office. Welcome to St. Mary Help of Christians Parish, St. Augusta From Deacon Ken, Pastoral Associate: January 11, 2015 The Baptism of the Lord Mass Intentions for the Week Monday - No Mass Tuesday 6:00 pm Camryn Gohmann Wednesday 8:00 am Dorothy Korman Thursday 8:00 am Bonnie Benoit Friday 8:00 am Carol Russell Saturday 5:00 pm Mike & LaVera Schramel Sunday 8:00 am Deceased Members of Peter and Mary Czech Family 10:00 am Parishioners Readings for This Sunday Isaiah 55:1-11 1 John 5:1-9 Mark 1:7-11 Readings for Next Sunday 1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20 John 1:35-42 Servers This Weekend 5:00 pm Janae Tschida & Jack Mueller 8:00 am Victoria Schill & Aryahna Schwinghammer 10:00 am Jadyn Kivel & Pavel Matter Servers Next Weekend 5:00 pm Emma Harens & Ayanna Heaton 8:00 amSarah Zieglmeier & Nevin Bloom 10:00 am Madison Perreault & Alexis Streit Parish Support Adult Youth Christmas New Year's Day Sound System Votive Lights Organ Restoration School Endowment $7,779.26 35.07 1,665.00 1,859.00 300.00 60.80 1.00 1.00 Our Parish’s Stewardship Last Week Regular Collection Amount Needed per Budget Over (under) budget this week Over (under) budget YTD $11,303.26 $6,923.00 $4,380.26 $3,089.60 Sound System Goal Income Received Balance $20,000.00 $ 300.00 $ 3,040.00 Nursery Next Sunday, January 18 Ashley Haselkamp & Family 2 The Baptism of the Lord: We all know the date of our birth, but how many of us know the date when we were baptized? The 13th century king of France, St. Louis IX (1226-1270), insisted that the grand celebration of his birthday should be held on the day of his baptism, and not on his birthday proper. His argument was that baptism was the beginning of a life that would continue for eternity in the everlasting glory of heaven. On that very special day of our baptism, we were cleansed of original sin, became adopted children of God, and were anointed with sacred chrism oil as Priest, Prophet, and King to enable us to take part in the mission of Jesus Christ in this world. Do we truly appreciate all that received in our baptism? Do we fully understand and accept the mission of Christ we must undertake through our baptism? 90 Day Bible Reading Challenge: The 90-Day Bible Challenge focuses on the underlying story that ties the Bible together. Instead of reading all 73 books of the Bible, you just read 14. Starting with Creation and the Garden of Eden, it continues through the birth of Israel, the coming of the prophets, and end with the coming of Christ and the start of the Church. Go to http:// biblestudyforcatholics.com/90-day-bible-readingchallenge to register. A Biblical Walk With the Blessed Mother: The final Part 8 of the DVD series A Biblical Walk With the Blessed Mother will be shown on Friday, January 16th after the 8:00 a.m. Mass and rosary. Vespers for Life: Next Sunday, January 18, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Anthony’s Parish, St. Cloud. The powerful movie, “40,” addressing the different aspects of the abortion issue, will be shown. The rosary for life will begin at 3:40 p.m. followed by Vespers for Life at 4:00 p.m. March for Life: The 2015 March for Life will take place on Thursday, January 22, with an Ecumenical Prayer Service (10:30 a.m.) and March for Life (noon) at the Cathedral of St. Paul. A complimentary bus which will leave Saint Anthony’s Church at 2405 North 1st Street, St. Cloud after the 7:15 a.m. Mass (approximately 8 a.m.), returning around 3:00 p.m., with boarding at 7:45 a.m. Bring your own lunch. If you will be riding the bus, call (320) 2524721 or 800-624-9019 or email [email protected] A free will offering will be accepted towards the cost of the bus. $10,000 Raffle: The Raffle drawing will be held on Saturday, February 14, 2015 in the Parish Center. Tickets are still available. Stop by the Parish Office and see Shelly to purchase your ticket. January 11th, 2015 ▲ The Baptism of the Lord This Week’s Schedule Today, Sunday, January 11 Nocturnal Adoration Members Breakfast Thursday, January 15 7:00 pm Finance Council Meeting 8:00 pm Parish Council Meeting Saturday, January 17 8:30am-3:30pm BeFrienders Training Sunday, January 18 8:00am-11:30am - Parish Breakfast Bake Sale Group 1 (A-D) Food Shelf Sunday Correction: The profit for the last Breakfast was $1,324.40. There was one bill that I had missed. Sorry. Shelly Condolences to: Mark Jordet and family on the death of his father, Orin Jordet Parish Breakfast and Bake Sale: Our next Parish Breakfast and Bake Sale will be on Sunday, January 18. If you are able to help work at the breakfast please contact either Eileen Annis or Lloyd & Doris Rosha. Group 1 (A-D) with Angie Dahle and Kim Anderson as group leaders are in charge of the Bake Sale. Plan to come and enjoy a delicious breakfast and take some good baked items along home with you. CALLING ALL YOUTH: Come and check out Youth Group on Wednesday nights from 6:15pm-7:15pm. All youth Grades 7-12 are welcome! Registrations for Castaways are available. Join over 300 youth for an incredible weekend retreat March 20-22. Any questions, call or text Deb at 828-0807. School Endowment: The School Endowment is a very important means for us to ensure the continuing affordable Catholic education of the students of our Catholic school. In your envelope packs this month there is an envelope for the School Endowment. Please consider a gift that keeps on giving. Your gift for the endowment is invested and 50% of the interest income is used to help defray the cost of Catholic Education. The principle always remains intact and the other 50% of the interest income generated each year is added to the principle. Your gift keeps growing. 5th, 25th, 40th, 50th & 60th Anniversaries: If you are celebrating any of these anniversaries this year, please call the Parish Office, 252-1799 to let us know so that your name can be sent to the Office of Marriage and Family. You will then be receiving an invitation for a Mass offered by Bishop Kettler on Saturday, May 2, at 1:00 pm. 3 Faith Formation - Jan Minke Classes today, Sunday, Jan. 11: 1st gr. 9:00-9:55a.m. Ashbrook’s Conf. Class 6:00-8:30p.m. Gohmann’s Conf. Class 6:30-9:00p.m. Hopke’s Conf. Class 6:30-9:00p.m. Classes this week, Wed. Jan. 14: 2nd-6th gr. 6:15-7:20p.m. 7th- 9th gr. 7:25-8:30p.m. Confirmation interviews have begun. All Spirit & Service projects should be in. 2nd graders and their parents are busy preparing for the Sacrament of the Eucharist. The Eucharist reminds us who we are and who’s we are. It is our food for the journey, which strengthens us and sustains us. Jesus satisfies all the hungers of our hearts. “The Eucharist is known as the source and summit of our faith because every part of the Christian life is bound with the Eucharist and oriented toward it.”- Together Magazine. Please pray for these families and the families of our Confirmation students as they prepare for celebrating these Sacraments. Greetings from St. Mary HOC School, Join us as we celebrate Eucharist as a school family at 8:00 a.m., Thursday, January15th. We will recognize and extend a blessing to all those with January and July birthdays. The students in grade two will be assisting with the Mass. Our Catholic Schools Week Mass will be held on Sunday, January 25th at 10:00 a.m. Students of St. Mary HOC School will be assisting with the Mass. I would like to invite students from Cathedral to also assist with the Mass. Cathedral students interested in assisting may contact the school office. Registration for the 2015-2016 school year will begin later this month. Our Catholic school supports children each day as they grow in mind, body and faith. Students have the opportunity to celebrate the Eucharist weekly at school Masses. Children are taught the values of Catholic social teaching, which guide them in moral decision making. Please consider enrolling your child at St. Mary Help of Christians School, call the school office for more information – 251-3937. Families are invited to learn more about our school at our open house on Monday, January 26th from 4:306:00 p.m. Peace be with you, Bonnie Van Heel, Principal Memorial Roses will be handed out at all the Masses next weekend, January 17 & 18 by the Knights of Columbus to commemorate the unborn children aborted. Any donations will be distributed to prolife organizations. Thank you.
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