Our Lady of the Holy Cross Catholic Church 8115 Church Road + St. Louis, Missouri 63147-1832 + 314-381-0323 + 314-381-4828 (Fax) January 11, 2015 Pastoral Staff [email protected] Rev. Donald L. Buhr, Pastor Rev. Mr. Donald Driscoll, Permanent Deacon Sr. Carlene Welker D.C., Pastoral Associate Mrs. Ann Blum, Liturgist Mrs. JoAnn Ghirardi, Parish Secretary Ms. Joan Hanheide, Parish Secretary Ms. Lynda Brand, Parish Secretary Music Ministry: Mr. Ralph Klocker, Organist/Choir Director Maintenance: Mr. William Collier - Organizations and Ministries Parish Pastoral Council President Mr. Richard Burgdorf Parish Finance Council Mr. Louis Coffman Liturgy Committee Mrs. Ann Blum Society of St. Vincent De Paul President, Mr. Gary Moellering Jonah Ministry Our Lady of the Holy Cross Seniors Ladies, St. Monica’s Society Parish Telephone Prayer Chain Eucharistic Ministers Lectors Altar Servers Ushers / Greeters www.ourladyoftheholycross.com Sacraments and Liturgy Sunday Mass: 10:00 a.m. Saturday Mass: 4:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m. (DST) Weekday Masses: 8:00 a.m. (in the rectory) Holy Days: 8:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration: Tuesdays, following the 8:00 a.m. Mass until 4:30 p.m. Pastoral Care of the Sick: Contact the rectory to request visitation of the sick, either at home or at the hospital. Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is offered as needed and seasonally in church. Sacrament of Penance: 30 minutes prior to Mass time Sacrament of Baptism: Congratulations! Please call the rectory for preparation and scheduling. Sacrament of Marriage: Congratulations! Please call the rectory 6 months prior to the anticipated date of marriage in order to allow sufficient time for preparation. Registration: New parishioners, please fill out the registration card in church and drop in the collection or call the rectory. We look forward to meeting you and having you in our community. Welcome to Our Lady of the Holy Cross Parish …If you are new and would like to join our parish, we look forward to meeting you personally. Please introduce yourself to the pastor after Mass or stop by the parish office at the rectory to register. We are interested in getting to know you so that we can better minister to you. We hope you find a home here among friends who pray together, work together and play together. …If you have not been active in the practice of the Catholic faith, we encourage you to return. If you would like to speak with someone on the parish staff, please do not hesitate to contact any one of us. …If a previous marriage has kept you from receiving the Sacraments, we invite you to contact the rectory. In many cases we can work with you toward a favorable solution so that you can again receive the Sacraments. …If you cannot come to Church because of illness, please be sure that the parish office is notified so that we might minister to you either at home, hospital or nursing care facility. Baptism of the Lord Monday, January 12 8:00 a.m. Melvin & Rose Brichacek Tuesday, January 13 St. Hilary 8:00 a.m. Charles Faille Wednesday, January 14 8:00 a.m. Bernice Schneitz Thursday, January 15 8:00 a.m. Gerald Morgenthaler Friday, January 16 8:00 a.m. Arek Gorka Saturday, January 17 St. Anthony 8:00 a.m. Hal King, Jr. 4:00 p.m. Parishioners Sunday, January 18 Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 10:00 a.m. Nuncio & Caroline Farace Saturday, January 17 4:00 p.m. Lector: Eucharistic Ministers: Server: Sunday, January 18 10:00 a.m. Lectors: Eucharistic Ministers: Sheila Johnson Rita Kemna Sabra Ward Donna Franklin Rich Burgdorf Judy Lydon Caroline Chew Charlotte Flowers Jacqueline Robinson Servers: Sanctuary Lamp Intentions Shirley Carson Family Johnnie Lyons Bill Collier Damien Foster Jim Smith Gary Moellering SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME January 18, 2015 1 Samuel 3:3b-10, 19 1 Corinthians 6:13c-15a, 17-20 John 1:35-42 “With a short Christmas season, Ordinary Time's return may seem a bit of a jolt, but this liturgy places us right in with the call of the first disciples as told in John's Gospel. As he did with those first disciples long ago, Jesus invites us to ‘Come and see.’ We must fulfill our role in God's plan of salvation, for ‘whenever the memorial of this sacrifice is celebrated,’ God continues ‘the work of our redemption’. The first reading's account of the call of the prophet Samuel surely echoes our own struggle to hear God's call and proclaim Christ's saving work in our daily lives. The liturgy, then, directs us both inward, to hear ‘the Holy Spirit within’, and outward, to live as disciples in a world awaiting the fullness of the good news. We go forth to live as God's messengers of peace.” © 2005, 2006, 2014, OCP. All rights reserved. Please remember in your prayers ... Phillie Riti Faith Marie Hamilton Christina Russell Alexandra Russell Deacon Fred Dodson Cole Owens Mark Dickerson Regenia Butts Wanda Butts Kas Unnerstall Mary Anthonis Thomas Moore Pamela Coffman Mary Gericke Mark Haywood George Brooks, Jr. George Schroeter Darline Schroeter Dorothy Gartland Urina Riney Louis Evans Norleen Manwill Ericka Ramsdell Rose Schnieders Joe Bochatin Samantha Fondren David Hanheide John Hughes Bill Lawson Eloise Henderson Terri Daniels Leia Sloan Mary Heinzer Theresa Forrest Jacquelyn Robinson Barbara Carson Amanda Geldermann Bernard Miller Carmen Peluso Maria Peluso John Ratheld Jan Tubbs Florence Tipton If you know of someone who needs prayers, call the rectory. CHRISTMAS UN-DECORATING This Sunday draws the Christmas Season to a close so we will be taking the Christmas decorations down. If you can stay after Mass today and help; many hands make light work, we would surely appreciate it. This Week at the Parish Tuesday, January 13 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration until 4:00 p.m. Perpetual Help Devotions and Benediction St. Vincent DePaul Society 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 14 9:00 a.m. Bible Study/Shared Prayer 12:30 p.m. Liturgy Committee Meeting Monday, January 19 8:00 a.m. Martin Luther King, Jr. FASCHING SONNTAG (Festival Sunday) We are currently preparing for our annual Fasching Sonntag Dinner on Sunday, February 15. Thanks to Bob Calcattera, he has located the man who worked for Riverview Dairy and made our sausage for the dinner each year. So, good news, he has agreed to do so for us again this year. We will have the same sausage as in previous years. THANKS BOB! Please mark your calendars for the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, February 15, and plan to attend our delicious dinner. January 11, 2015 To quote from a letter of the Archbishop’s, “Upon the recommendation of the Annual Catholic Appeal Parish Emergency Fund Committee, I am pleased to approve your request for financial assistance to help with a suppression system, as well as, downspout and plaster repairs at Our Lady of the Holy Cross Parish. An emergency grant of $7,000 will be provided to your parish and the Finance Office will transfer these funds to your parish account.” To explain some points of this letter: the Emergency Fund is for parishes like ours that seek assistance in some unforeseen situations that happen unexpectedly in a parish. We were told by the city inspector that in a commercial kitchen like ours we are required to have a fire suppression system that will dose any flame that occurs unplanned, e.g., a grease fire flaring up on the stove. This will require about $3,600 and we may need electrical work which would be an additional expense. In addition to this suppression system, bids on the downspouts are $3,200. Nine downspouts need to be replaced, repaired or realigned. The plastering which needs to be done on a ceiling on the top floor in our school is bid at $1,650. The Archdiocese is taking this $7,000 from the Annual Catholic Appeal (ACA) money that all Catholics in the Archdiocese are asked to contribute to every year. Now we are on the receiving end from that annual giving. It just is a reminder that we should continue to be generous to that annual appeal. * * * * * * * It’s the Baptism of the Lord and the close of the Christmas Season. Time to take down our decorations and discard the Christmas trees if you haven’t already. Time to say “thank you” to all who made this a season of giving. And here I want to especially thank those who were so kind to me personally. Thanks for the cards, the money, the booze, candy, clothes, and other gifts. Indeed, it was a joyous Season. Father Donald Buhr JONAH MINISTRY This Sunday, January 11, after Mass the Jonah Ministry Team will pray for and with you. “Is anyone among you suffering, anyone sick, anyone in need of healing? They should be prayed for in the name of the Lord, and the prayer of faith will save them.” James 5:13-14 CATHOLIC MEN FOR CHRIST CONFERENCE Please join us for the eighth annual Catholic Men for Christ Conference, which will be held Saturday, February 7, 2015, at the Peabody Opera House. This year’s lineup includes George Weigel, Tim Staples, Terry Barber, and Msgr. Ramicciotti, as well as emcee Zip Rzeppa. For more information, please visit the Conference’s web site (www.catholicmenforchrist.org) or contact Lou Coffman or Rich Burgdorf. LEGACY BRICKS All of the spaces for the legacy brick program have been sold. This program was very successful and we thank all of you who purchased bricks. At this time, no more orders can be accepted. OLHC SENIOR CLUB Our regular meeting is on Wednesday, January 21, at 1:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. Please RSVP by Monday, January 19, to 381-0323. Christmas Flowers in Memory of . . . Thomas L. Flynn Robert F. Schnettler Art & Nell Kemna, Jr. Gene Hanheide Felicia & Michael Amantea DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING HOLIDAY WEEKEND Mass will be at the Cathedral Basilica on Sunday, January 18, at 2:30 p.m. to be followed by the Dr. Martin Luther King Model of Justice Honors presented to selected youth in Boland Hall. Choir directors are invited to let choir members know of the joint choir being formed for the event. Other interested singers are invited too. Please come and join us in this wonderful tradition of our Archdiocese. MONEY COUNTERS This week our money counters are Shirley Carson and Joan Hanheide. December Stewardship Desired Budgeted Weekly Collection - $1,645.00 Sunday, December 28 Collection - $2,668.16 Amount Over Weekly Budget - $1,023.16 Desired Monthly Collection - $6,580.00 December Collection - $8,252.06 TAX TIME AGAIN! It’s that time again to be thinking about completing your income tax papers. So should you need a contribution statement, please contact the rectory at 381-0323. Statements will be mailed to your address on file the next business day after your request. 2015 ST. LOUIS TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM The St. Louis Tax Assistance Program offers free electronic income tax return preparation and tax information for a family with income under $58,000. The program is targeted at those working families who are eligible for the earned income credit and child care credit. Dates available are Saturdays: January 24 and 31, February 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. For more information please visit their website at www.stlouistap.org or call 602-8622.
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