Current Bulletin - St. Benedict's Catholic Church

January 18th,
2015
The 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time Welcome to St. Benedict’s Parish! 8110 Jewel Lake Road
Anchorage, AK 99502
Sunday Mass
Parish Office Phone: 243-2195 • Fax: 243-0088
Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10:00am-3:00pm
People Mover: Bus Route 7J
Web: www.stbenedictsak.com
E-mail: [email protected]
Saturday 5:00pm;
Sunday 8:00am, 10:30am, 12:15pm
Weekday Mass
Tuesday-Friday 9:15am
Adoration and Benediction
Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00pm
Lumen Christi Jr/Sr High School
Lumen Christi Phone: 245-9231 • Fax: 245-9232
Web: www.lumenchristiak.com
E-mail: [email protected]
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Wednesdays, during Adoration
Sat. 3:45-4:45pm or by appointment
Parish Calendar of Events
Sunday
1/18
Pastor
Rev. Leo A. Walsh, S.T.D.
[email protected]
243-2195
Parochial Vicar
Rev. Jacob Stronach, O.S.B.
[email protected]
243-2195
Mass Times:
• 8am
• 10:30am
• 12:15pm
1:30pm
• CCD
Monday
1/19
4:45pm
• HS Faith
Formation
Administrative Assistant
Denice Yonker
[email protected]
243-2195
Business Manager
Danna Hoellering
[email protected]
273-1553
Pastoral Assistant
Marcy Adkins
[email protected]
273-1554
9:15am
• Mass
3:45pm
• Confession
5:30pm
• Legion of
Mary
10am
• Kid Play
6pm
• Adoration and
Confessions
11am
• Why Catholic
10am
• Junior Legion
of Mary
5pm
• Vigil Mass
5:45pm
• Zumba
6:30pm
• RCIA
Ken Miller
[email protected]
273-1540 (message)
Office of
Evangelization & Catechesis
Director
Robert McMorrow II
[email protected]
273-1552
Youth Minister
Oriele Jones
[email protected]
273-1541
Adult Education
Dr. Bob Schihl
[email protected]
273-1541
Monday
1/26
Tuesday
1/27
• Kid Play
7pm
• Theology Class
• Choir Practice
• Why Catholic
Wednesday
1/28
Thursday
1/29
Friday
1/30
Saturday
1/31
9:15am
• Mass
9:15am
• Mass
9:15am
• Mass
3:45pm
• Confession
5:30pm
• Legion of
Mary
10am
• Kid Play
6pm
• Adoration and
Confessions
11am
• Why Catholic
10am
• Junior Legion
of Mary
5pm
• Vigil Mass
5:45pm
• Zumba
6:30pm
• RCIA
8pm
• YM Meeting
7pm
• Bible Study
5pm
8:00am
10:30am
12:15pm
9:15am
9:15am
9:15am
9:15am
5pm
8:00am
10:30am
7pm
• Youth Night
• Why Catholic
• Knights of
Columbus Mtg
5:45p
• Zumba
7pm
• Theology Class
6pm
• Father
Daughter
Dance
• Choir Practice
• PACEM Mtg
Mass Intentions (*)
1/20
1/21
1/22
1/23
1/24
1/25
• Youth Night
5:45p
• Zumba
9:15am
• Mass
4:45pm
• HS Faith
Formation
1/17
1/18
7pm
• Knights of
Columbus 2nd
Degree
Ceremony
OFFICE
CLOSED
• Adult Ed
Director of Music
Saturday
1/24
9:15am
• Mass
Sunday
1/25
1:30pm
• CCD
Friday
1/23
9:15am
• Mass
7pm
• Bible Study
Mass Times:
• 8am
• 10:30am
• 12:15pm
Thursday
1/22
9:15am
• Mass
Deacons
Deacon Ted Greene
[email protected]
273-1597 (message)
Deacon Dez Martinez
[email protected]
273-1599 (message)
Wednesday
1/21
OFFICE
CLOSED
6pm
• Patriotic
Rosary
• Adult Ed
Tuesday
1/20
Carmen Viloria (ROS)
People of the Parish
Sandie Yonker (SI)
Concepcion Pascual (ROS)
March of Life
Police & Firefighters
People of the Parish
Departed Members of the
Knights of Columbus
12:15pm Bernice Kinney (ROS)
*see mass intentions key on back page
Sunday 1/18 1 Samuel 3:3b-10,
19
1 Corinthians 6:13c15a, 17-20
John 1:35-42
Sunday 1/25 Sacramental Information
Contact the Parish Office at
243-2195 for more information on:
•Baptism of Infants is celebrated either
during Mass, after the 12:15 Mass or
at any other time approved by the pastor. Parents and Godparents are required to attend a Baptismal Preparation
Class prior to the baptism of the child.
•Marriages are scheduled by meeting
with the pastor at least six months prior
to the wedding date.
Jonah 3:1-5, 10
1 Corinthians 7:29
-31
Mark 1:14-20
•Funerals contact the parish office
immediately after the death.
•Anointing of the Sick, Communion to
the Homebound, Call the parish office
to request a visit.
~Pastors Corner~
Called to Serve; Sharing the Journey
This week we have two different stories about people being called by God to a life
of service. Each of these can tell us something about how God calls each of us to serve Him.
In the first reading we see the beautiful story of the call of Samuel. Three times the Lord calls
Samuel and he just doesn’t seem to be getting it. Thank goodness for the presence of Eli who finally
helps him make sense of it all.
A similar thing happens in the call of Simon Peter. In John’s gospel, it is not Jesus who calls Simon Peter directly. Rather, it is his brother Andrew who gives the invitation.
So, one of the first things that seems to be important in a vocation is the presence of a spiritual
guide or mentor, someone who can walk with us for a time along the journey of faith and help us
make sense of what God is trying to say to us or to help us see and understand what seems to elude
us.
Think about it. In your journey of faith there has probably been at least one such person, maybe
more, who have helped you to take that next step in deepening your faith. It could have been a parent, a friend, a priest or deacon or brother or sister. In the same way, the presence of a spiritual mentor is absolutely essential for anyone who is discerning a vocation to the priesthood, diaconate or religious life. We all need that extra set of spiritual eyes to help us out.
We are all called to serve. Throughout our lives and at various stages, God will send us people to
help us make that next step. They help us make sense of how God is working in our lives and trying
to get our attention.
As a spiritual exercise this week, take a moment to pause and think about those who have been
your spiritual mentors in the past. Is there anyone whom YOU have helped along their journey.
Thank God for the gift that they have been to you and ask for the grace to be open to whomever He
might send to you in the future.
***Deadlines loom! Sign up for the Pilgrimage to Rome today! There are a fair number of
spots still available for the parish pilgrimage to Rome, May 19-31. Since we are flying over the pole
with Condor, deadlines for airline reservations are a bit earlier than normal. Do not delay. Reserve
your spot today!
Listen to Fr. Leo's recorded homily podcasts: www.stbenedictsak.com/podcasts.htm
Please Pray for: Bessie Paraoan, Jackie & Greg Kern, Oneita Johnson, Arlene Osborn, Cheryl Edgren, Valie Visaya, Diana Bennett, Paul Larson, Mary Dubois, Caryle Keefe, Paulo Iloilo, Kevin Pfeiffer, Glenn Allen, Virginia Aberle, Harold Adams, Joan Alles, Martina Almeida, Rafael Apostol, Clifford Baker, Jane Barnham, Elizabeth Bastiani, Maria Elisa Bente, Solita
Balones, Belarde Family, Mark Blumenthal, Deneen B. Bozeman, Mike Bygott, Chasse Family, Doris Claussen, Jim Curro,
Kate Daniel, Riza Daniel, Christine Driskell, Monica Estil, Basilia Flores, Bobby Garcia, Jose Garcia, Pierro Garcia, Victoria
Garcia, Christina Garcia, Lillian Gibson, Louise Goetsch, Brittany Groenke, Mary Heinz, Angelica Hess, Patricia Hoerling,
Kim Hole, Anne Jaskier, Betty Johnson, Stacey Koenig, Paul Lacey, Debra Larson, Keith Lauwers, Chuck Lastufka, Corazon
Legarda, Patrick Maitland, Audrey Mather, Mark Mather, Greg Maturo, Natividad Mendoza, Roldan Milallos, Thomas Milton,
Leoncia Morante, Modesta Munoz, Hien Pham, Maddie Rey, Jeanne Rosauer, Alfred Russell, Heriberto Saiz, Orlando Sargento,
Mark Schoendaller, Joe Shaw, Stanley Smith, Lucia Soriano, Betty Stokes, Rosalie Tadda, Steven Taylor, David Thompson, Helen Thompson, Peg Bernert, Patricia Vollendor, Beatrice Walsh, John Logan, Marijes Apostol, Tuyen Pham, Jane Branham, Nicole Johnson.
(To add or remove please call 243-2195).
Andy & Ginny Hepola
Gary & Nedra Oeder
Douglas & Ellen Boyce
Patrick & Mabel Danielson
John & Mary Marakkamveettil
Mark & Kalee Sabata
Richard & Lauran Mitchell
Todd & Dawn Sidoti
01/26/1974
01/03/1988
01/25/1991
01/12/1993
01/27/2007
01/03/2009
01/04/2014
01/03/2015
Many thanks and grateful prayers for your steadfast witness to the gospel in the vocation of married life. May Christ richly bless you in the coming year!
If you want to be sure that your anniversary is acknowledged, contact the parish office at 243-2195.
Parish community Events Ministry
(formerly the Spiritual & Social Events
Committee) Will be meeting Tuesday,
January 27th, at 7pm in the Parish Hall
Play Group Fridays! We have secured the
following Friday’s for our Kid Play dates at the
Lumen Christ Gym from 10a to noon!
• January 23
• February 27
• March 6, 13, 27
• April 17
STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE:
The Offertory Collection for Sunday, January 11th: Weekly
offering was $10,744.96 online giving added $2,205.00 the
Building Fund was $434.00 online giving added $110.00 for
a total of $13,493.96 for the weekend. Our weekly average is
$17,524.98.
Thank you for your continued
and generous support!
Faith Sharing Groups Did you know that
"Why Catholic", Renew, and faith-sharing groups
are all the same thing? Whatever you call it, this
experience is an opportunity to gather with other
parishioners to prayerfully reflect on and share
the Word of God allowing us to live our faith
more concretely in family, work, and community
life. Join the Wednesday group at Lumen from 78:30 pm or Thursday mornings 11-12:30 in the
church. Books are provided. Also if several
parishioners have another time they would like to
meet, we can accommodate them.
St. Benedict's annual Father/Daughter dance
Saturday, January 31, from 6:30-8:30 P.M. in the upper room of the Lumen
Christi gym. Tickets are available at the door for $5 and all ages are welcome. Please bring a snack to share. Photographs will be available for a donation to St. Benedict's. For more information or to reserve tickets, please contact Rebecca at 344-1719.
Archangel Attic
Last week's Donation
Sunday once again
gave us wonderful
items for our customers. Thank you for making
sure your things are ready for a new owner. You
gave us a Keurig single cup coffee maker, new
beer and wine glasses, new women's shoes size 9,
and an Ellen Tracy down coat to name just a
fee. Many of our clothing are name brands and
nearly new. Stop by to find a great gift, an ideal
items, and/or special sportswear. Starting March
1, our clothing bags will be $15.00.
Re-ORGAN-ize We are over 95% of our goal
and it is not too late to send in your donation today towards our new organ! You may donate using the envelopes in the vestibule or go online to
our website at www.stbenedictsak.com and click
the online giving icon at the top left hand corner
of our home page.
Parish Calendar Now Available on the Web!
Go to www.stbenedictsak.com and click Calendar
on the left side of the page. You can choose calendars from the liturgy, Lumen Christi, Spiritual
and Social Events and more!
~Knights Table~
www.facebook.com/kofc12290
Thank You to all
who came to the Chili Feed and supported
the Knights of Columbus!
In place of the social on
Wednesday, January, 21st
there will be a 2nd degree
ceremony. All Knights
are encourage to attend!
If you are a 1st degree
Knight you are asked to consider joining
the ranks of the 2nd degree.
SEE YOU THERE!
**BISON TICKETS ON SALE NOW**
Buy your ticket today
from any Knight!
If you have any questions
see Mike Moore.
The Knights of Columbus will be holding our next
blood drive on Sunday, January 25th, 8:30 A.M. –
12:15 P.M. at St. Benedicts Church back parking lot.
Appointments will have priority over walk-ins and that
new donors may take up to 60 minutes. Walk-ins will
be worked in as soon as possible, if it can be done safely.
If you are able to donate, please contact
Bob McMorrow, Sr. at 243-7992.
Thank you!!
♦ Our Patriotic Rosary is prayed twice each
month. The first, is with the 4th Degree
Knights, held at 6pm on the first Monday of
each month at church.
♦ The second, is our regular time, held at
7pm on the third Monday of each month at
church.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO PRAY
WITH US AT BOTH OF THESE TIMES.
The Office of
EVANGELIZATION
CATECHESIS
Bob McMORROW, Director
Oriele JONES, Youth Ministry
273-15572 [email protected] 273-1541 [email protected]benedictsak.com
EVANGELIZATION
Having a knowing and loving relationship
with Jesus from His Word - the Bible
“ . . . And the Word was God.” (John 1:1)
READING THE BIBLE
Where Evangelization Begins
Dr. Bob SCHIHL, Adult Ministry
273-1541 [email protected]
CATECHESIS
Catechesis echoes the Word of God
from the Bible in the teachings of the
Church.
“He who hears you, hears Me.” (Luke 10:16)
CONFRATERNITY OF
CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE (CCD)
Choices of a Catholic translation of the Bible
The New American Bible Revised The Scripture at Mass is from this translation; easy to
read, easy to listen to.
Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition
A very good study Bible.
Jerusalem Bible A good translation from the
French original. Easy to read.
Douay-Rheims Bible. The oldest Catholic
English translation (1582/1610)
Check-off list for a one year reading schedule
for the Bible: catholicbibleinayear.org
BIBLE STUDY
FAMILY FAITH CATECHESIS
Who: Kindergarten thru eighth grade and their
parents.
What: Family catechesis from 1:30-2PM fol
lowed by CCD for the children and optional
adult education classes for the parents.
When: Sundays from 1:30-3PM.
Why: Faith is fun, exciting and life changing!
Where: We will begin in the gym.
And: Come early for family fun time - Gym and
youth center will be open from noon to 1:30PM
for optional family fun: coffee, juice, and cookies will be provided.
Door prizes every week for all families who
have parents in attendance!
PRAYER OF THE MONTH: Hail Holy Queen
We are now studying
The Gospel according to St. John
Tuesday evenings at 7 PM, room 109, LCHS;
Coffee and dessert will be available. No experience necessary. Just come.
Next: The Books of Maccabees
Dr. Bob is teaching. All are welcome.
“The saints have always been the
source and origin of renewal in the
most difficult moments in the Church’s
history.”
Pope St. John Paul II
ADULT CATECHESIS
ON SUPER SUNDAYS
Starting at 2 PM
Dr. Bob Schihl “Popular Topics of Faith”
January 18th: “End Times Prophecies”
January 25th: The Incorruptibles and
Eucharistic Miracles”
LCHS Room 109
Fr. Jacob Stronach, O.S.B. Growing in holiness
January 18th: “Virtue and Vice”
January 25th: Stages of Perfection:
The Purgative Way
LCHS Room 121
Fr. Leo Walsh “How to Be a Good Catholic:
The Precepts of the Church”
January 18th: “Precept #2 “You Shall Confess
Your Sins at Least Once a Year.”
Next week:Precept #4 “You shall observe the days
of fasting and abstinence established by the Church.
LCHS Room 107
ADULT CATECHESIS
THEOLOGY THURSDAYS
A Personal Faith Formation Program
for Every Parishioner
Encounter your Catholic faith - not just on Sunday but throughout the week, on your own time, at your
own pace, as much as you want top spend at a time.
SYMBOLON is an on-line 20-episode video series
that presents the “big picture” of our Catholic faith.
These episodes are filmed on-location in Rome, in
the Holy Land, in Calcutta, and at the Augustine Institute Studios in Denver.
You create a login that permits you to access
Symbolon on your own, on your computer, your
smart phone, or your tablet.
Begin by registering at
http:// symboloncatholic.org/register
Then enter our St. Benedict Code: 2a81e2
Symbolon Group Study
An adult group will meet during the high school faith
formation classes (Sundays, 4 - 5:45 PM) to look at
the new Symbolon video series.
The group meets in room 109 LCHS.
Thursdays, 7PM, Room 109, LCHS
“In the Footsteps of Jesus”
January 22nd: Part III St. Matthew
January 29th: Part IV: St. Luke
February 5th: Part V: St. John
February 12th: Part VI: Post Resurrection Church
February 19th: Part VII: St. Paul
February 26th: Part VIII: Corinthians and Romans
ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE
The destination of our 2015 pilgrimage is to the
sites of Ancient Rome, the Vatican and Assisi,
the home of St. Francis. Our dates are May 19th30th. Registration forms are in the back of the
church!
“Winning the Culture War” by Dr. Peter Kreeft. This CD is available on the
Lighthouse rack in the front of the
front of the church.
To win any war, three things are necessary: know that you are at war,
know who your enemy is, know what strategies can
defeat him.
MEDITATION OF THE WEEK
“Without charity, purity is fruitless and its
sterile waters turn the soul into a
swamp, a stagnant marsh, from
which rises the stench of pride.”
St. Josemaria Escriva (1902-1975)
YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
Tea Tuesday
Join young adults (18-30) from around Anchorage for an evening of great conversation
and fellowship.
We meet from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm at
Yak and Yeti Himalayan Cafe
Located at 1360 West Northern Lights
Questions? Contact Oriele Jones at 907-2731541. Find us on Facebook “Tea Tuesdays”
Krakow WYD is geared for young people
aged 16-35.
The pilgrimage will be in July, 2016. There
will be an optional pre-trip to Ireland.
Registration forms are now available in the
youth center. Or email Bob McMorrow if
you want more information.
NEXT ITALIAN DINNER
The next seven course Italian dinner to
benefit World Youth Day is February 28th
at 6 PM in the church hall. Mark your
calendars!
Catechists Needed
People who love Jesus, His Church, and
have a desire to share the faith with others!
Call 273-1552.
We are looking for catechists and other volunteers to help with our new SUPER SUNDAY family faith formation program.
Classes meet from 1:30-3:00 PM on Sunday
afternoons. If you are interested, call or
email Bob McMorrow.
Our team will walk with you, and prepare
you in both teaching skills and Catholic content.
Super Sunday Team
We need help setting up each Sunday, taking attendance, running the technology, and
manning the prize tables. If you are able to
help, email or call Bob McMorrow.
St. Andrew Bobola, S.J.
Patron of our E/C Team
Pray for us.
~Our Community~
Pick, Click & Give
Please Support Catholic
Social Services through PFD.
Fr. Fred Bugarin’s 40th Anniversary Celebration Please join the Faith Community of St. Anthony’s Parish as we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the Ordination of our beloved Fr. Fred
Bugarin. Celebration begins at 5:30pm Mass on
January 24th, followed by a potluck and a program with entertainment by parish choirs.
Please RSVP and/or send memoires of your history with Fr. Bugarin to Elaine Cordova, [email protected] or Phone: 907-240-6621.
The St. Francis House Food Pantry provides approximately 115 families with emergency food
supplies daily. Food donations are needed now to
meet this demand. Donations may be dropped off
at St. Francis House, 3710 E. 20th or at the Archdiocese of Anchorage office at 225 Cordova St. If
you are unable to shop please consider making a Catholic Schools Week – National Catholic
donation to our on-line virtual food drive at
Schools Week is the annual celebration of Cathowww.cssalaska.org. Thank you!
lic education in the United States. It starts the last
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska is looking for Sunday in January and runs all week, which in
volunteers for their sight based program and their 2015 is January 25 - 31. The theme for the Nacommunity based program. The sight based pro- tional Catholic Schools Week 2015 is “Catholic
gram volunteers come to the school for one hour a Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and
week and spend time with the student. The Com- Service.” Schools typically observe the annual
celebration week with Masses, open houses and
munity program volunteers meet with the kids
other activities for students, families, parishioners
outside school, at the park or library etc., for at
least two hours a month. They ask for a one year and community members. Through these events,
commitment for both programs. The next orienta- schools focus on the value Catholic education
tion will be January 21st at 6:00pm. The contact provides to young people and its contributions to
number for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska is our church, our communities and our nation.
433-4600.
A Lifeline for Marriage – RETROUVAILLE
January 24 |Prayer Service to honor our Abort- (pronounced retro-vii) Are you or someone you
know considering Divorce? Do you feel helpless
ed Babies – The 4th Degree Archbishop Ryan
Assembly 1592 will be holding an Interdenomi- dealing with your troubled relationship with your
national Prayer Service to honor our Aborted Ba- spouse? Retrouvaille helps spouses re-awaken
the love, trust and commitment that originally
bies and to pray for the end of Abortion world
brought them together. The program is very sucover at the 9th Street Cemetery
cessful in helping troubled marriages, even bring2:00pm. All are welcome and
ing reconciliation to couples that have separated
it should last approximately 40
or divorced. That joyful relationship you and your
minutes and refreshments will be
spouse enjoyed early in your marriage is waiting
served afterwards. For more
information please email: [email protected] for you to come and reclaim it. For information or
to register for the next program beginning with a
Silent Retreat lead by Fr. Mark Francis Manzano, weekend on Feb. 13, 14 &15, 2015. call 800-4702230, or log on to www.HelpOurMarriage.com.
OP, on Jan 30-Feb 1, 2015, at Holy Spirit Center. Cost is $235 single / $215 double. Call Liz
for more info or reservations at 947-8335.
Following in His Footsteps Thrift Store:
Open Monday-Friday 10am-3pm, and Saturday 10am-4pm; contact the Store at
245-0017 or for other questions or to volunteer call Colleen: 354-4372 or Mary: 868-3453
Catechesis:
Choir:
Clare House:
Hospitality:
Pancake Breakfast:
Knights of Columbus:
Legion of Mary:
Samoan Mass:
Filipino Mass:
Outreach:
Prayer Chain:
R.C.I.A.:
Mass Intentions:
Bob McMorrow: 273-1552, Dr. Bob Schihl and Oriele Jones: 273-1541
See Ken Miller after Mass or email [email protected]
Food for Clare House: 4th Tuesday each month; contact Linda Fleener: 243-5688
Coffee and donuts, following 8:00am and 10:30 am Masses, except on Pancake Breakfast
Served 8:00am to 12:00pm on the 2nd Sunday of the month from October to April
Meets every 1st Wednesday (Business) and 3rd Wednesday Social & Potluck (all welcome)
Meets every Monday at 5:30pm in the Parish Hall; contact Phyllis Wilson: 344-8947
At 12:15 Mass, the 1st Sunday of the Month
At 12:15 Mass, the 3rd Sunday of the Month
Emergency food for those in need call 273-1596
For information call Ann Curro: 349-3772 or email Peg Walsh Bernert: [email protected]
Meets Tuesday 6:30-8:00 pm; contact Marcy Adkins: 273-1554
SI=Special Intentions, RTH=Return to Health, ROS=Repose of the Soul
St. Benedict's Youth Activities
Dear Young People,
“Let us look to God as
the God of life, let us
look to His law, to the
Gospel message, as the
way to freedom and life”
-Pope Francis
Youth nights
We meet every Wednesday evening from
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the upper room
above the gym.
Please keep our retreatants in your
prayers as they return home today.
World Youth Day 2016 in Krakow
We will have registration forms available
this summer. The pilgrimage will be in
July of 2016. There will be an optional
Pre-trip to Ireland.
This Week:
We will have a special guest: come meet
Sister Rose!
Food
Friends
Faith
Regular meetings
YODA– 3:00 in the Upper Room
Youth Ministry Team– 8:00 pm on Jan. 25th
And… for the Junior high
 Junior High Night– Jan. 23rd
The youth group had a great time
skating on New Years Day.
`