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January 11, 2015 – Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (B)
ROMAN CATHOLIC FAMILY OF DAYSLAND, HEISLER, KILLAM & PARISHES
Daysland - Our Lady of the Prairies Church  Heisler - St. Martin Church  Killam - St. Joseph Church
Polska Church – St. John the Baptist Church * Prague Church – St. John Nepomucene Church
Spring Lake - St. Boniface Historical Church * Strome – St. Peter Historical Church
OUR CHURCHES:
Daysland - Our Lady of the Prairies Church
5202-59 Street
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INTRODUCTION TO THE LITURGY OF THE SUNDAY
The fullness of God’s Spirit was upon Jesus. The Spirit of God moved and worked in
the lives of prophets and saints. But the fullness of God’s Spirit rested upon his son,
Jesus. The power and presence of the Holy Spirit was evident in the life of Jesus. When
we open our lives to Jesus, we receive the same Spirit that strengthened and sustained
Jesus during his life and ministry.
Isaiah prophesies that God will send his servant, the one on whom God’s Spirit will rest.
In our reading from the Acts of the Apostles, Peter confirms that God’s Spirit was
upon Jesus at his baptism. A voice from heaven declared that Jesus was God’s
beloved son, in whom he was well pleased.
FIRST COMMUNION PROGRAM IN HEISLER - CELEBRATION OF ILLUMINATION
We welcome Makayla preparing to receive her First Holy Communion and her family to the Celebration of Illumination
Heisler - St. Martin Church
313 Manning Avenue
Killam - St. Joseph Church
5214 - 50 Avenue
Spring Lake
Prague
In the life of Christ, His baptism in the Jordan is an event of the highest importance, because it
represents a significant phase in the work of redemption. We know that the liturgy of the
ecclesiastical year commemorates all the phases of Christ’s redemptive work; and recently,
during the season of the Nativity, we have reflected on His coming into the world, poor and
solitary in a grotto at Bethlehem, and on His circumcision. Now His baptism in the Jordan marks
the divinely inaugurated beginning of Our Lord’s public life. Indeed, Saint Peter states that at His
baptism, in fulfillment of the prophecy of Daniel, He was anointed by the Holy Spirit as the Christ,
the Messiah, which means the Anointed One: “God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy
Spirit and with power, and He went about doing good and healing all who were in the power of
the devil, for God was with Him.” (Acts 10:38) An anointing has always been the symbolic, visible
representation of an intimately established union, a specific, defined alliance or covenant
between God and one of His servants. God the Father speaks at this moment, to make clear who
this Person is. The foretold Saviour is His Divine Son, begotten from all eternity: “This is My
Beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
A feast day marking the Baptism of Jesus has been celebrated in the Church since the second
century A.D. It is not only a celebration of the presence of the Holy Spirit, but also has come to be
seen as the true beginning of Jesus' ministry on earth. But to make this day more than just the
celebration of a moment in history, we need to remind ourselves of the connection which each of
us has – through our Baptism – to Jesus himself, and to the whole Body of Christ.
Baptism played a great and often dramatic role in the lives of converts to Christianity in its early
centuries. The faith was new. The preaching of the evangelists made clear that those who came
in were leaving an old life behind. And Baptism often marked a great cultural change - even a
separation from family - for those who entered in.
But after centuries of Christian history and Christian influence on everyday culture, the full
meaning of the sacrament of Baptism can often be lost in the shuffle of busy lives. For those
more or less of the faith, it can be little more than a nice custom: something taken for granted
and limited to a specific date. For many of us, our Baptism is little more than a date in our
personal history. Yet if we listen carefully to the Gospel and other New Testament messages, it
becomes clear that Baptism is dynamic, not static. The message of the Gospel, and certainly of
the Baptism of Jesus, is that Baptism is the beginning of the story.
CONFIRMATION PROGRAM
DATE FOR LESSON 3 IS CHANGED
from January 04, 2015 at 7.00 PM to January 11, 2015 at 7.00 PM
Polska
Strome
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TODAY: THE END OF CHRISTMAS SEASON - THE BEGINNIG OF ORDINARY TIME
PARISH BULLETIN * January 11, 2015 – Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (Year B)
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CHURCH CLEANING
SECURITY INSPECTIONS
DAYSLAND
DAYSLAND
Jan 05 - Jan 11
Jan 12 - Jan 18
Jan 19 - Jan 25
Carol Burkard, Colette Zwack, Marg Szott
Theresa & Jerry Steil, Deb Rowland
Joan Florean, Martha Waldorf, Shannon Bendfeld, Colleen Froehler
January
February
Denise Bendfeld, Sharon Bendfeld, Barb Kroetsch, Judi Beebe
Sandra Sommer, Pat Smith, Louise Giedemann, Rhoda Kruchten
Jan 04, 11, 18, 25
Feb 01, 08, 15, 22
Chris Kuilboer, Eileen Birkjar, Jane Birkjar, Linda Wesley
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Jan 05 - Jan 11
Jan 12 - Jan 18
Jan 19 - Jan 25
Rodney and Nancy Kosinski
June Guhle
Dennis Loesch
HEISLER
KILLAM
DAYSLAND
Jan 05 - Jan 11
Jan 12 - Jan 18
Jan 19 - Jan 25
ICE AND SNOW REMOVAL
Barry Burkard, Gene Chromik, Luigi Florean
John Davis, Kevin Davis, Roger Wolbeck
Barry Kasha, Butch Brausen, Jim Weller
Jan 05 - Jan 11
Jan 12 - Jan 18
Jan 19 - Jan 25
NEXT SATURDAY – January 17, 2015
KILLAM
Denis Boutin, Terry Brodie
Dan Fee, Gary Klein
Joe Knievel. Gary Zettel
DAYSLAND
Coffee and fellowship after Mass at 07.00 PM  EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
NEXT SUNDAY – January 18, 2015
KILLAM
Coffee and fellowship after Mass at 11.00 AM  EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
CWL
MEETINGS
MONDAY - JANUARY 12, 2015
HEISLER
St. Martin Catholic Women's League  Meeting on Monday - Jan. 12, 2015 at 7.00 PM
DAYSLAND
TUESDAY - JANUARY 13, 2015
Our Lady of the Trinity CWL  Meeting on Tuesday - Jan. 13, 2015 at 07.30 PM
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS MEETING - DAYSLAND
Our Lady of the Prairies Church  Tuesday – January 13, 2015 at 8.00 PM (Mass at 7.00 PM)
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING
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HEISLER
Wednesday - January 14, 2015 at 7.00 PM  St. Martin Church
THANK YOU VERY MUCH…
Thank you to all the people who helped in any way in preparation and celebration of Christ’s birth in all our
churches (Daysland, Heisler and Killam): people who removed snow, people who cleaned and decorated our
churches, sacristans, organists and all people involved in choirs and music ministries, liturgy schedulers,
readers, gifts bearers, Eucharistic ministers, adult servers and candle holders. May God bless you!
THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CELEBRATED CHRISTMAS IN OUR CHURCHES!
VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU… from Fr. Kler
I want to take this opportunity and thank everyone for your prayers, Christmas cards, gifts, donations of cash and food.
May God bless you for your generosity and your support! I really appreciate your goodness and kindness to me at
Christmas Season and throughout the year.
MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS!
CATHOLIC CALENDARS 2015
PLEASE, TAKE ONE OR TWO!
Very special Thank You to FEE AND SONS Funeral Service for donation of
Catholic Calendars 2015 for all our parishes!  We still have some at the back of the church!
PARISH BULLETIN * January 11, 2015 – Feast of the Baptism of the Lord (Year B)
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THANK YOU!
SHOEBOXES TO MEXICO
Our shoebox campaign came to a close with 440 shoeboxes collected and delivered to Glen Fraser’s home near Devon where they
will be loaded and driven to the Santa Clara and San Jose Missions, the small fishing village of La Manga, an orphanage run by the
Sisters of Fatima and, if safe, an Indian Village in the mountains in Mexico. The Mexican border crossing is becoming more difficult
every year, so please pray that they can enter Mexico without incident.
A project like this can only happen with the help of many. A heartfelt thanks to the volunteers in each of our parishes who readied
each shoebox for delivery, helped load the boxes and lent a trailer needed to deliver them.
Thanks also to all who opened their hearts this year and filled the boxes with much needed items for the less fortunate bringing
Christmas joy to many children - St. Joseph, Killam, St. Martin, Heisler and Our Lady of the Prairies, Daysland parishes; the
families of St. Pat’s and Our Lady of Mount Pleasant Schools; the division office of Battle River Schools; and residents of
Fieldstone Place in Camrose.
Thank you again and BLESSINGS from Jerry and Theresa Steil.
Join us for the 6th annual Nordlys Film & Arts Festival, February 13-15, 2015. Early bird Weekend Passes are on sale now for $65 ($75 after January 1 st) and
includes a Saturday night concert with Mandolin Orange. Tickets are available online at www.nordlysfestival.com and in person in Camrose at The Bailey,
Candler Art Gallery and the Augustana Alumni Office. If you’re interested in volunteering, please email [email protected]
Jean Quilt Making - In Heisler Church
The annual jean quilt making will again take place in 2015 in the Heisler Church Basement:
 Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 and Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015  Starting at 09.30 AM
 Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015 and Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015  Starting at 09.30 AM
 Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2015 and Thursday, Mar. 26, 2015  Starting at 09.30 AM
Questions? Please phone Martha at 780-374-2328 or Deb at 780-889-2143.
13TH ANNUAL SWEETHEART SUPPER
Friday - February 13, 2015
Daysland - Our Lady of the Prairies Catholic Church
Doors Open at 5:30 PM  Supper at 6:30 PM  Special Guests: Ed and Gwen Meding
Meal catered by "Theresa's Catering", Donalda, AB * Ticket sales deadline is February 06, 2015
Call Denise Zimmel at 780-376-2107 for tickets * Tickets - $25/each
MEETING OF JOINT PARISH PASTORAL COUNCILS - DAYSLAND, HEISLER & KILLAM
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Presentation of Financial Statement for all parishes for year 2014
Discussing issues concerning all the parishes
Presence of all members of Parish Pastoral Councils is requested
Daysland – Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 7.30 PM * (Mass at 7.00 PM)
DAY OF CONFESSIONS
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TUESDAY – FEBRUARY 24, 2015
Archbishop Smith is inviting Catholics across the Archdiocese to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation on a
special Day of Confessions on Tuesday, February 24, 2015. On that day, all priests in all parishes across the
Archdiocese will be available all day to hear confessions. The first Archdiocese-wide Day of Confessions was held
in 2013 as part of our Jubilee 100 celebrations, and was a day of great grace for both priests and thousands of
penitents. The Day of Confessions will not replace the regular Lenten Penitential Service in the parish, but will
provide a special opportunity for all, whether they receive the sacrament regularly or not, whether they go to their
home parish or drop in to a church near their office or school.
In our parishes the schedule for this "all-day confessions" event is as follows:
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St. Joseph Church in Killam (5214-50 Ave.)
St. Martin Church in Heisler (313 Manning Ave.)
Our Lady of the Prairies Church in Daysland (5202-59 St.)
Confessions: 09.30 AM - 11.30 AM
Confessions: 12.30 PM - 02.30 PM
Confessions: 03.00 PM - 07.00 PM
Next Baptism Preparation Session
(Mass at 09.00 AM)
(Mass at 12.00 PM)
(Mass at 07.00 PM)
Thursday - March 12, 2015 at 7.00 PM
Killam - Basement of the Office Building (5001-53 Street)
Please, register before Mar. 05, 2015. Call office at 780-385-3503 or toll free 1-877-355-3503, if you plan to attend.
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PASTOR – FR. LEON KLER
Secretary – Liza McKenzie
Casual – Denise Zimmel
Administration Centre
Street address:
Killam, AB * 5001 - 53 Street
Street
Postal address:
Box 570 * Killam, AB * T0B
2L0
Office hours
Monday to Friday..........
12.00 PM – 5.00 PM
Contact us
Telephone........................
TOLL FREE.............. ......
Fax...................................
Email to office..................
Email to Fr. Leon.............
780-385-3503
877-355-3503
780-385-3516
[email protected]
[email protected]
SUNDAY MASSES
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SUNDAYS OF THE MONTH
WEEKDAY MASSES
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
No Mass
07.00 PM at Daysland Church
09.00 AM at Killam Church
04.15 PM at Killam Hospital
12.00 PM at Heisler Church
MONTHLY MASSES
FIRST THURSDAY of the month at 02.00 PM
at Providence Place in Daysland
SACRAMENTS
BAPTISM OF CHILDREN
To have your child baptized in our parish:
 you have to be member of our parish
 you have to take a preparation course
 for more info call office or check our website
Next Baptism Preparation Session - Thursday,
Jan. 08, 2015 at 7.00 PM at Killam Office Building
CONFESSIONS
Two Reconciliation Services - in Advent and Lent.
Anytime by making appointment with the priest.
MARRIAGE
 bride or groom has to be member of parish
 preparation course is mandatory
 for more info call office or check our website
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Contact person - Lloyd Van Slyke (780-374-2348)
PARISH BULLETINS
All bulletins from June 07, 2009 until most recent
are on website: www.rcfamily.ca/bulletin.htm
Parish website: www.rcfamily.ca
Saturday
07.00 PM
Intention:
Sunday
09.00 AM
Intention:
11.00 AM
Intention:
January 10, 2015 – Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
Heisler – St. Martin Church
For the repose of the soul of Joe Zimmer
January 11, 2015 – Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
Killam – St. Joseph Church
For the repose of the soul of Laverne Borgel
Daysland – Our Lady of the Prairies Church
For all members of our parish communities
Monday
Tuesday
07.00 PM
Intention:
Wednesday
09.00 AM
Intention:
Thursday
January 12, 2015 – St. Marguerite Bourgeoys; virgin
No Mass
January 13, 2015 – Weekday in Ordinary Time
Daysland – Our Lady of the Prairies Church
For CWL Members
January 14, 2015 - Weekday in Ordinary Time
Killam – St. Joseph Church
For safe travel during the holiday season
January 15, 2015 – Weekday in Ordinary Time
02.00 PM
Daysland – Providence Place
Intention:
04.15 PM
Intention:
Friday
12.00 PM
Intention:
For the repose of the soul of Edna Heck
Killam – Hospital Chapel
For the sick and hospitalized in the parish
January 16, 2015 – Weekday in Ordinary Time
Heisler – St. Martin Church
For the special intentions of Gary and Marcy Matthiessen
Saturday
07.00 PM
Intention:
Sunday
09.00 AM
Intention:
11.00 AM
Intention:
January 17, 2015 – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Daysland – Our Lady of the Prairies Church
For personal intentions
January 18, 2015 – 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Heisler – St. Martin Church
For the repose of the soul of Marvin Kuntz
Killam – St. Joseph Church
For all members of our parish communities
THANK YOU FOR YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT
NEW YEAR’S DAY COLLECTION  Jan. 01, 2015
Daysland - $ 618.00 * Heisler - $ 1,215.00 * Killam - $ 722.00
REGULAR SUNDAY COLLECTION  Jan. 04, 2015
Daysland - $ 958.00 * Heisler - $ 1,175.00 * Killam - $ 956.00
CHRISTMAS COLLECTION  Jan. 04, 2015
Killam - $ 20.00
TOGETHER WE SERVE COLLECTION  Jan. 04, 2015
Daysland - $ 40.00
CELEBRATIONS OF SACRAMENTS - BAPTISM
We warmly welcome into our Catholic Community:
Lyla Iva Yuha
Daughter of Cory & Kerri Yuha of Our Lady of the Prairies Parish in Daysland.
Her baptism will be celebrated in Our Lady of the Prairies Church in Daysland
on Sunday, January 11, 2015 during 11.00 AM Mass.
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