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Chris Webber was escorting his two
young children (Casey & Jake) from the 9:00
Mass last Sunday over to the Activity Center
for donuts and fellowship. He does that most
Sunday's and its kind of cute. They walk
slowly. Jake is four years old and Casey is
three. What amuses me is the patience that
Chris exercises with them. They walk slowly
and he walks slowly to "keep up" with them.
And if Jake hurries, Chris calls him back to his
little sister, lest he get too far ahead.
It made me think of what happens to us in
our senior years. We slow down a bit!
Whenever I am out walking anywhere with Fr. Mark, he walks
always about 20 paces faster than I do. So he constantly has to stop
and wait for me to catch up to him. He walks faster and I walk
slower in my "old age." He is as patient with me as Chris Webber
is with his two children.
I know that children are too young to appreciate mom and
dad's patience. They are too young to express thank you for
waiting for them as they take baby steps to catch up with mom and
dad's strides. And in the blink of an eye, they will grow so old that
their folks won't be around for them to thank.
Nevertheless, they aren't the only people who are patient with
us as we grow slower. My friends, Sam & Joyce are slowing down
too. They both suffer from a loss of hearing. It's always an
interesting experience to go out to dinner with them. Neither of
them hears very well. They will both ask questions and neither
knows that other spoke. So it's really important for them to be
patient with one another. They are! And like Fr. Mark, they are so
patient with me and the slow pace at which I walk.
Joyce had to have knee replacement a year ago, so she is
particularly aware of not walking fast. It meant that Sam really had
to slow down for Joyce. He took it in stride, he did! Sam loves
Joyce! They practice patience with each other. Maybe it's what
makes their marriage such a wonderful Sacrament. They practice
patience. Do you suppose its because they have been parents too
and raised two children? Which brings me back to Chris Webber
and his patience with his two children. Something there is that
makes that picture of a father slowly and patiently walking with his
children from car to church and church to fellowship and
fellowship back to the car, a learning experience for those two
children. What a picture of love! Quite a lesson for this pastor
who needs to be even more patient with all who wander into his
pasture.
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Last February 12th will live forever in the minds of some
future priests in our archdiocese. It was the night that the main
chapel at Sacred Heart Major Seminary caught fire. It was an
electrical fire that started in the ceiling and as providence had it, it
just happened that two seminarians were in the chapel praying at
11:45 p.m. and heard the crackling noise and saw the flames above
the ceiling coming from the chapel attic. They notified the fire
department and awakened the whole seminary faculty and student
body. These seminarians will remember this night and this event
long into their years as priests. It will be sort of like, "Do you
remember what you were doing the night the chapel caught fire?"
It got me to thinking about the events that happened in that same
seminary during my tenure that have stuck in my memory banks to
this day. (Continued, top of page 2…)
The Harp of the Holy Spirit - St. Ephrem Community
Page 2, October 18, 2009
Fr. Ron’s Column and News
(...Fr. Ron, continued from page 1)
Of course, like most of you, I remember November 22nd, 1963
and what we were doing when word came down that President
Kennedy had been assassinated. Classes were suspended and
we spent hours in that very same chapel praying for our country
and for our new president as well as praying for Jacqueline
Kennedy and her children. That's an easy one to remember for
all of us.
Another remembering event: we were permitted to have
special evenings once or twice a semester when studies were
cancelled, evening prayer was postponed to a later hour, and we
would gather in the refectory (dining hall) for an evening of
skits and music. Alcohol was forbidden, as you might expect,
but we were permitted to have soda and chips and pizza. The
skits were a bit edgy in that guys who were really good at
mimicking others would mimic various faculty members. The
mimicking was meant to ridicule and that it did! We would
laugh hilariously but always with an eye to make sure that the
dean of men, Msgr. Sherzer and the Rector, Msgr. Canfield
were also laughing. Fr. Paul Berg was always a likely
candidate to be mimicked because of his easily identifiable
quirks. But he would laugh as much as the rest of us.
We had four guys who could pass for the Beatles and who
did a great job at entertaining us. Each of them looked
somewhat like each of the four Beatles. One of them
eventually was assigned here to St. Ephrem's. He was Fr.
Bernie Karaskiewicz who was here in 1979. He wore a
hairpiece but I can't honestly remember which Beatle he
mimicked. We laughed and cheered like they were the real
Beatles. I can still visualize them singing "I Want Hold Your
Hand" for the community. For us in the 1960's it will be
numbered among those defining moments at the seminary.
From my era I remember the night that the seminary
caught fire on the third floor, above what is now the faculty
dining room. Then it was nothing but storage space. Like this
February fire, it too was an electrical fire.
My seminary "job" was one of the two "fire marshals." It
would be our duty, if ever there was a fire, to notify Fr.
Prohaska (an elderly professor of Latin who was confined to a
wheelchair) and Fr. Leo J. Ward (an elderly professor confined
to his own world of senility). The other fire marshal was Jerry
McEnhill, now Fr. Jerry McEnhill, pastor of Our Lady of
Refuge in Orchard Lake.
The date is lost but the event is remembered. The alarm
sounded at about 10:30 p.m. All of us came running from the
resident halls, down the stairs and out onto Chicago Blvd. We
were never even allowed to use those doors but this night's fire
changed all that. So there we stood out in the night air on West
Chicago Blvd. We could hear the sound of the fire engines
approaching from wherever. Some place in that huge building
was a fire.
Suddenly, standing there looking up at the gothic
architecture, it occurred to me that I had completely forgotten
my "sworn" responsibility. "Oh my God, I forgot Prohaska and
Ward!" I shouted. Lickety-split I raced back into the building,
up four flights of stairs and down to the middle of the faculty
residence hall on the second floor. I banged on Fr. Louis
Prohaska's door with all my might. Slowly but slowly, Fr.
Prohaska yelled back, "What is it?" I screamed "Fire, Father,
it's a fire!" (Cont’ bottom of next column…)
Today is Mission Sunday
We observe the annual day of
prayer and sacrifice for the missions
today. We unite ourselves with our
fellow Christians all over the world who with us attempt to
share our faith with others, especially those who have not yet
heard the name of Jesus.
This is the eighty-fourth year we have observed World
Mission Sunday in our country, and we hope that it will be one
of the most successful.
DON’T MISS THIS!!!!!!!
Our Annual Kitchen Food Safety Class
WHEN: Thursday, October 22 at 7:00 p.m.
OR
Tuesday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m.
WHO:
ANYONE WHO MIGHT WORK IN OUR
KITCHEN
**Knights, Women’s Auxiliary, Social Ministries,
Funeral Lunch Ministry, McRest Workers
**Any parishioner who would like to learn more
about food safety
WHY:
Mandated attendance by the Macomb County Health
Dept. for all who use our kitchen.
Please plan on attending one of these sessions.
(...Fr. Ron, continued from previous column)
I opened the unlocked door and walked back to his bedroom.
He had gotten into his wheelchair and was at his dresser
wearing pajamas and a night cap. He asked me if it was a real
fire or just a "fire drill!" I could hear the fire fighters down the
hall and more sirens outside. I pulled (actually I yanked) him
from the dresser and pushed him out the door and down the
hall to the elevator. Just then a fireman running with a fire
hose ran past us and said, "Not to worry, they had extinguished
the fire!" Later I apologized to Fr. Prohaska for not being more
understanding. He accepted my apology.
You may be wondering about poor old Fr. Leo J. Ward.
When I arrived at the elevator, Jerry McEnhill was still waiting
for Fr. Ward to open his door. Actually we would all laugh
about these incidents for years to come.
That's our fire story from my era in the seminary. Here
we are 44 years later and I still recall the night and how I
completely forgot my duty as "fire marshal!"
_____________________________________
I am so blest to work with such a fine staff of people.
This week they observed "Bosses Week" with a really healthy
luncheon in my honor. We are blessed with a great staff of
people who are each a blessing to our parish. They should
have a happy Staff Week!
Have a great week and God bless all of you! Please
remember to pray for all of our sick.
Fr. Ron Milligan
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St. Ephrem News
PRAYER BLANKETS
A group of people from the Christian
Service Commission is collecting fabric
that will be used to make prayer blankets.
If you have any fabric that you are not
using or are going to discard please drop it
off at the Religious Education office. It
will be greatly appreciated.
Christian Service Commission
YOU ARE INVITED TO OUR
Thanksgiving Sharing Banquet
November 15, 2009
Sign-up sheets will be available
after all the Masses the weekends of
October 25th, November 1st and
November 8th in church. Please sign
up one of these weekends.
BLESSING OF ANIMALS
On the feast of St. Francis, Fr. Ron blessed
the animals of our parishioners and friends.
I was there taking pictures and somehow
cannot locate them on my computer. We are going
to begin working on a new Pictorial directory and
if there are any people out there who took
pictures, I would greatly appreciate it if you could
e-mail them to me. They may even be part of the
new directory. Thanks and God bless. The e-mail
address is [email protected]
Deacon Ed
United States Census 2010
The census Bureau was established in 1902. Today, in
addition to administering the census of population and housing,
the Census Bureau conducts more than 200 annual surveys,
including the American Community Survey, the Current
Population Survey and economic census every five years.
2010 Census Questionnaire: Easy, Important and Safe
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With only 10 questions, the2010 Census questionnaire
takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Households
are asked to provide key demographic information,
including: whether a housing unit is rented or owned; the
address of the residence; and the names, genders, ages and
races of others living in the household.
By law, the Census Bureau cannot share an individual’s
responses with anyone, including other federal agencies
and law enforcement entities.
ATTENTION ALL LECTORS:
The workbooks have arrived. Please stop by the
parish office to pick yours up. Thank you!
HARP DEADLINE
All submissions for next week’s Harp are due no later than
noon on Tuesday.
Items will be used on a space available basis. Thank you!
Rake rally
Youth of the parish (grades 6-12) you
are invited to the St. Ephrem Rake Rally on
Monday, November 2, 2009 from 5:30 to
7:30 PM. We’ll meet at the Activity
Center at 5:30 PM, rake a few yards in
teams and then return to the Activity Center for cider and
doughnuts until 7:30 PM. Those candidates who were on
retreat a few weeks ago will have the opportunity to see again
the CD that was made from the retreat.
Please note that this evening WILL REPLACE THE
REGULAR SCHEDULED VISIONARIES CLASSES. This
evening will be used as a “Service” night for our parishioners
who may be in need. Attendance will be taken, we ask all
students to check in with the Religious Education secretary,
Mrs. Peggy Montgomery that evening.
Permission slips are available after Masses or in the
Religious Education Office and must be returned by Monday,
October 26, 2009. Service hours are available. (Please bring
your own rake if you have one.)
Adults who have participated in Protecting God’s
Children training session are needed to drive for the Rake
Rally. Please RSVP by Monday, October 26, 2009 at 586-2642777.
Parishioners’ who could use help raking their yard
please call the parish Office 586-264-1230 by Monday
October 26, 2009 with your name; address; and phone
number.
COMING SOON!
MASS OF ANOINTING
Sunday, November 8, 2009
11:00 a.m. Mass
There will be a Mass of Anointing at the 11:00 Mass on
November 8th. If you, or someone you know is ill and
would like to be anointed, please call the parish office
now at 264-1230 to be included. It is important for us to
know how many people will be anointed to ensure proper
planning and seating.
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Social Ministries
Pantry Needs
Over the years you have been most
generous in donating to the Food Pantry, so
that we might feed the hungry in our area.
We are very grateful.
Thank you for your continued
cooperation and concern for the hungry.
Please… due to large donations from Macomb County Food
Services, these are the ONLY items we need this week:
pancake mix
cake mix
jello
toilet tissue
dish soap
syrup
frosting mix
kleenex
paper towels
laundry detergent
St. Ephrem Chapter of
St. Vincent de Paul
In today’s Gospel, Jesus says: “Go, sell
what you have and give to the poor and
you will have treasure in heaven: then,
come follow me.”
Have you considered answering the call to help serve the poor
by joining SVDP? If so, call the office at 586-264-1230 and
leave your name and phone number. Someone will contact you
within 24 hours to answer any of your questions.
If you find yourself in trouble and don’t know where to turn,
please be assured that we stand ready to assist. We have a
strong network that we work with, and if we are not able to
immediately help financially, we can refer you to the correct
organization and help steer you on the road to recovery. Just
call the SVDP line at the Parish Office (264-1230), leave a
message and you will be contacted within 24 hours.
The faith community of
St. Ephrem is praying for
these people in special need:
Ken Galler
Bonnie Kavalunas
Pat Martin
Rev. Ronald Milligan
Robert Zalewski
Names are placed on this list for 4 weeks. Please call the
Parish Office after 4 weeks with an update on the individual’s
condition.
The following parishioners have chronic and long term
illnesses and are in need of your prayers:
Sandy Backes
Carl Belvees
James Cola
Veronica Conlon
Joseph Cook
Terri Cram
Michael DeFillippo
Domenica DelGreco
Kenneth Dion
Lois Epifanio
Georgianne Forster
Mary Goodine
Richard Gossman
Patrick Harrington
Dave Hill
Amanda Kain
Mike Kinney
Vicki Koprowski
Noreen Kuzner
Bette Kwiatkowski
Diane LaBlanc
Trudy Lafferty
Donna Larkins
Emily Laskowski
Gerald Lickey
Beatrice March
Michael Masakowski
Rose Neumann
Angela Pagano
Benjamin Anthony Pannecouck
Shawn Parys
Hailey Petty
Angeline Rondello
William Rondello
Lawrence St. Charles
Helen Skowronski
Kristen Thompson
Lucille Trandell
Richard Trandell
Lynn Wofford
Nancy Zientak
For those who have a large item to donate to SVDP and
wish to schedule a pick-up, please call 877-788-4623.
Parish Raffle Winners
(10 - 7 - 09)
Winning number: 183
Patrick Harrington
$100.00
Colleen Monterosso
$25.00
Mary Kozlowski
$25.00
JOIN US AFTER MASS!!
Come over to the Activity Center and bring
the family for some fellowship with other
parishioners after Mass on Sundays.
Doughnuts, bagels and coffee are being
served!Kindly remember that donations are
encouraged to help defray the cost.
Serving Our Country
We pray for all people in the military
serving our nation, wherever they are
stationed. The following people from our
parish are now on active duty. Our
support, thoughts and prayers are with
them and their families during these
difficult days. May God watch over:
Thomas Baumann
Joseph Bunker
Justin Cholewa
Trey Cholewa
Matthew Cloyd
Jason Evener
Donald Grubbs
Andrew Les
John Lewis
Joshua McBarnes
Michael J. Miller
Steven Sparks
Denis Szurkiewicz
Kim Tyrrell
Jason White
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Christian Formation
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The office is open on Monday
and Wednesday from 9:00 AM
until 2:00 PM and on Tuesday from Noon until 2:00 PM.
IMPORTANT DATES
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November 28-29, 2009 after all the Masses the
Catholic Book Store will be here with Advent and
Christmas Materials. It might be a good place to
begin your Christmas shopping
Save the dates of March 13, 2010 to March 17, 2010.
This event will enrich your Lenten experience!!!
Catechist Information!
Catechist’s who wish to continue their certification
process, please check your list of offerings given at the
catechist meetings or check with the office for
up-coming opportunities.
Formation Sessions
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VISIONARIES
INFORMATION
Those who are part of our Visionaries Group please note
of the following areas that you may earn W’s for the
component part of your preparation for Confirmation.
Remember though that service is for a LIFETIME.
Please contact the Religious Education office 264-2777
for more information and to sign up.
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Thanksgiving Sharing Banquet November 15,
from 3-6 PM
Hugs by Mail – see Mary Kay Reith at the
Religious Education Office
Rake Rally Monday, November 2, from
5:30 - 7:30 p.m
R.C.I.A. NEWS
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WHAT IS RCIA?
How many times have you read The Harp and seen the little
box of information about RCIA with the invitation to call the
church office for more information about the process?
Have you wondered what RCIA is, and what the process is?
Good questions! How can you encourage friends and family
members (and maybe yourself?) to check into the RCIA if you
don't know what it is?
The initials stand for The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.
Christian Initiation includes the Sacraments of Initiation - which
are Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. Celebration of these
three Sacraments makes a person a fully initiated Catholic.
The RCIA is a way of catechizing (teaching) and liturgically
celebrating with the Catechumens and Candidates of our Church,
marking their progress through the program from their first
questions about the Church through the celebration of their
receiving the Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil.
The distinction between Catechumen and Candidate is the
formal distinction made at the beginning of the faith journey
process the Church calls the RCIA. The RCIA process is designed
so that the person inquiring about the Church is guided supported,
and taught what the Church believes and teaches, what it means to
be a Catholic Christian, and how to live as a Catholic Christian.
A Catechumen is a person who has not been baptized in the
Christian faith (in any denomination), or whose baptism is not
recognized as a valid baptism, which means it was not performed
with the required elements of water and the Trinitarian formula:
being baptized in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the
Holy Spirit. A Catechumen is one who will celebrate all three of
the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and
Eucharist.
A Candidate is someone who has already been validly baptized
into the Christian faith, including Catholics who have been
baptized but have received little or no religious education and who
have not celebrated the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist.
Therefore, a Candidate, by reason of his/her valid baptism in the
Christian faith, is already a member of Christ's body with us. This
person is called a Candidate because he/she is a candidate for full
incorporation into the Catholic Church through the celebration of
the remaining two Sacraments of Initiation: Confirmation and
Eucharist.
The process begins with a telephone call to the parish office at
586-264-1230. It's always the right time to call and ask about the
RCIA. We will invite you to set up a time to come and talk with us
about the RCIA process. (Continued, bottom of page 6…)
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Christian Formation
On the Road to Emmaus:
Last week’s Mass of Thanksgiving for
Deacon Dennis was a wonderful celebration. I
must admit it brought back a lot of memories
for me when I walked down the aisle of St.
Ephrem for the first time as Deacon. Deacon
Dennis did a wonderful job and was as nervous
as most would be. I pray for him daily that his
From Deacon Ed new assignment and calling will be filled with
much joy and happiness as my ministry has
been to me.
On another note, while Deacon Dennis was doing his
internship here, I was also mentoring another man who will be
ordained in two years. Where he will do his internship is to be
seen.
Also, while I was at Deacon Dennis’ house after
ordination, Deacon Ken who is the head of the formation
program was talking with us. Deacon Ken asked if I would be
willing to take on another intern. I said yes, but when. If all is
agreeable and details can be worked out we may have another
deacon intern this coming Advent.
Another man was accepted along with two other men into
the program and I will be mentoring one of them whom I am
meeting this Friday evening.
Needless to say it will be busy over the next four or five
years in addition to all that is going on at the parish, but what an
exciting time for our parish and the church of Detroit that men
are answering the call to ministry as a deacon.
I spoke to our families this past week at our family
program about “Meeting Jesus” and I remarked that I have
never “seen” Jesus as much as I have since ordination. Holding
the “face of Jesus” as they are baptized; holding the “face of
Jesus” as two people confer the sacrament of marriage upon
each other; holding the “face of Jesus” in the sick we encounter;
and holding the “face of Jesus” in those who are in sorrow at
the loss of a loved one.
Ordination is a great gift and holds many blessings for the
one who is ordained and called to ministry.
Deacon Frank Bramos, who is now at home with the Lord,
is the person and deacon who taught me so much about holding
another person in our hands as we would hold Christ in our
hands. For it is in helping another person that we help Christ.
Deacon Frank would always tell me that the Disciples of Christ;
St. Francis; and other saints did not have all the theology
courses we have today, but they lived the Gospel and reached
out to help another in need and that is what Christ did when he
walked the earth.
So many people may walk into my life. I, at the time, may
be busy or totally exhausted, but somehow I welcome them as
Christ would and just listen to them, or help if I can. And when
they walk away I feel so much better. I know many have told
me that I may be taken advantage of at times, even my own
classmates have said the same, but one never knows the whole
story of those who come to us. I trust in God that I will not be
taken advantage of and for most of the encounters that I have
had with people, they just really needed someone to listen to
them.
As we move from summer into the fall season of the year
may we be more welcoming of those who come into our lives
and may we “behold the face of Christ” in the other person we
meet.
Gentle and Peaceful Fall Days!
Deacon Ed
United In Christ
On Friday, October 2, 2009, family and friends gathered in
church to witness as Rachel Sorgeloos and David DesRosiers
exchanged the vows of marriage. Fr. Ronald Milligan
presided, and Charisse and Mark Steinberger were the host
couple. May God bless David and Rachel as they begin their
married life together.
Fr. Ron Milligan with Mr. & Mrs. David DesRosiers
(...RCIA, continued from page 5)
The process is personalized depending upon each person's
circumstances -whether or not the person is baptized, is or is not a
member of any Christian or other church, and what the person
does or does not know about being Christian.
The main "learning times" occur twice during the week: first,
when the candidates and catechumens are dismissed during Mass
for Scripture Reflection, and second, when we meet during the
week to further explore the teachings of the Church and delve
deeper into the Scriptures.
The candidates and catechumens are supported by the members of the RCIA Team, their individual sponsors, and YOU, our
parish community. How do you support them? Through your attendance at Mass; your prayers; your Christian way of life; and for
some of you, through being a sponsor.
As Fr. Ron has said, one of the marks of a growing church is
an active RCIA where people are being baptized and initiated into
full communion with the Church.
If you or someone you know is interested in learning more
about the Catholic Church, what it means to be Catholic, what the
RCIA is and how it works, please call the parish office (586-2641230) and ask for information about RCIA.
Remember: It's always the right time to call and ask about the
RCIA! - Lynn Wofford, RCIA Director
The Harp of the Holy Spirit - St. Ephrem Community
A People of Life
40 DAYS FOR LIFE – THANK YOU PRAYER
PARTICIPANTS!
Thank you to all who were able to make it out this past
Saturday to our day of prayer in front of the abortion clinic. In
addition to those who came, I know there were many of you,
although not with us in person, who were very much joined
with us in prayer during the day. The weather was dry and
partly sunny, but breezy and rather cool, and I know it was
rather uncomfortable, so I want to thank you for your sacrifice.
FOCUS ON LIFE – BENEFIT DINNER:
On Tuesday, October 27, the Macomb County Right to Life
affiliates will be holding a banquet at the Sterling Inn, at Van
Dyke and 15 Mile Rd., and will feature special guest speaker,
former Miss America, Kaye Lani Rae Rafi-Wilson. Doors
open at 6:00 p.m., dinner and program are at 7:00 p.m. Tickets
are $50 per person. This is coming up rather quick, so if you
would like to attend, please call me at 313-477-7589.
MARCH FOR LIFE, WASHINGTON D.C. 2010:
It’s not too early to make plans to attend the March for Life this
coming January. A “Red Eye” bus will be leaving from our
area the evening of Thursday, January 21, and arrive in D.C.
Friday morning. We will then have Mass at the National
Cathedral, and later in the day go to the Mall and march from
there to the Supreme Court building. The bus will then leave
approximately 6:00 p.m. and we should be back in Sterling
Heights around 5:00 a.m. Saturday morning.
Having
experienced this event a couple of years ago, I can only say,
you have to be there to fathom the multitude of people from
across the country who are deeply concerned for the plight of
the unborn. For me it was a life changing experience. If you
think you would like to go, please call me and I can get you a
registration form.
God bless you all for your prayers, efforts, and support in
regard to all life issues, including the end to abortion.
- Karen Zawadzki.
“And if we can accept that a mother can kill her own child,
how can we tell other people not to kill one another?” - Mother
Teresa of Calcutta.
www.silentnomoreawareness.org
www.40daysforlife.com/sterlingheights
www.priestsforlife.org
www.rtl.org (for help with crisis pregnancy search “Pregnancy
Help/Adoption Referral.
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Liturgy Schedule for This Week
Saturday & Sunday, October 17 - 18
Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday
4:30 p.m. - † Victoria Bush by Mary Haras
† Maryann Thomas by family
Gerald & Arlene Lickey - 45th Wedding Anniv.
Sunday
9:00 a.m. - People of the Parish
11:00 a.m. - † Doris Ponta by Phil & Carol Pannecouck
† Don Rynski by Joe& Kathy & Bill Wojerski
† Salvatore Madonna by Franca Madonna
Mary & Felix Gatt - 50th Wedding Anniv.
Monday, October 19
9:00 a.m. - No Mass
Wednesday, October 21
9:00 a.m. - † Pat Domke
Friday, October 23
9:00 a.m. - † Dorothy Swantek by Joseph Swantek
Saturday & Sunday, October 24 - 25
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saturday
4:30 p.m. - † Purificacion Capuli by the Kraus family
Sunday
9:00 a.m. - † Dorothy Swantek by Joseph Swantek
† Carl Lorkowski by wife, Joan
† Paul & Pat Cody by the Lorkowski family
11:00 a.m. - People of the Parish
Liturgical Ministers’ Schedule for
The weekend of October 24 - 25
Mass: 4:30 p.m.
Lector: Dan Pulcini
Acolytes: Dennis Lanni, Paul Lavigne
Eucharistic Ministers: Mary Cloyd, Alan Curtis,
Barbara Doublin, Deacon Ed McLeod, Mary Pulcini
Mass: 9:00 a.m.
Lector: Kathy Przeklas
Acolytes: Patricia Bocquet, Joan Bogel
Eucharistic Ministers: Teresa Boggs, Debbie Hill,
Deacon Ed McLeod, Anita Somero, Gary Steffes,
Joe Swantek, Georgia Turner
Mass: 11:00 a.m.
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Lector: Marleen Mrenza
Acolytes: Carlos Folino, Mark Steinberger
Eucharistic Ministers: E. Andrzejewski, Ron Andrzejewski,
Joyce Korte, Brian Kowalski, Deacon Ed McLeod,
Charisse Steinberger, Judy Wheeler
COUNTERS: B.&B. Kwiatkowski, D.&A. Fink, K.&C. Les
LINENS: Donna Steinberger
ALTAR APOSTOLATES: October 22 - Carol Brownell
Ruth Sullivan
The Harp of the Holy Spirit - St. Ephrem Community
Page 8, October 18, 2009
Parish Directory
St. Ephrem Calendar
for the Week
38900 Dodge Park Road
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Rectory: 586-264-1230
Fax: 586-264-2757
E-mail: [email protected]
Religious Education: 586-264-2777
E-mail: [email protected]
St. Ephrem Bulletin online:www.seekandfind.com
Central Macomb Vicariate Website:
http://www.cmvpc.org/
Sunday, October 18
Baptism Enrollments
Coffee & Doughnuts following Masses
Monday, October 19
7:00 p.m. - Baptism Rehearsal - Church
7:00 p.m. - Education Commission mtg. - Religious Ed. Office
7:00 p.m. - Visionaries - Activity Center
Tuesday, October 20
10:00 a.m. – Noon - Staff Meeting - Office Closed
10:00 a.m. - Al-Anon - Great Room
7:00 p.m. - Parish Council – Rectory Conf. Room
7:00 p.m. - RCIA - Religious Ed. Office
Fr. Ron Milligan, Pastor
Rev. Mr. Ed McLeod, Deacon and
Religious Education Director
Carol Janda, Secretary
Arthur Rauh, Music Minister
Mary Kay Reith, Special Needs Director
Peggy Montgomery, Religious Education Secretary
Wednesday, October 21
10:00 a.m. - Food Pantry
6:30 p.m. - Bell Choir - Church
6:30 p.m. - Special Needs Program - Activity Center
7:15 p.m. - Rosary - Chapel
7:30 p.m. - Choir
OFFICE HOURS
Monday through Friday:
9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Evenings by appointment only
Thursday, October 22
1:00 p.m. - Overeater’s Anon. - Teresa of Calcutta
7:00 p.m. - Kitchen/Food Training - Great Room
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION:
Friday, October 23
11:00 a.m. - Narcotics Anon. - Great Room
Saturday, October 24
8:00 p.m. - AA/Al-Anon - Great Room/Edith Stein
Sunday, October 25
Baptism Sunday
Coffee & Doughnuts following Masses
Saturday at 11 a.m. (except Saturdays with a wedding) & by appointment
Mission Statement:: As Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, we
also are called to faithfully serve our brothers and sisters in Christ.
By Water and the Holy Spirit, we proclaim God’s Word, share
Eucharist and commit ourselves to Christian ministry.
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Question of the Week
Below are the readings and question for next
weekend’s Liturgy of the Word. We hope this
will help you and your families prepare to hear
the readings proclaimed at Mass.
For the children and teens Fr. Ron and Deacon Ed would like
to know what you think the readings mean. If you were asked
to do the homily, what would you say? Please submit your
ideas and thoughts by Thursday, October 22, 2009 to
[email protected]
Readings and Question for October 25, 2009:
First Reading
Second Reading
Gospel
Jeremiah 31: 7-9
Hebrews 5: 1-6
Mark 10: 46-52
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Infant Baptism at St. Ephrem
We welcome parents who present their child for
baptism. We ask parents to follow these steps:
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Question of the Week:
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