MINSTER CLUSTER ST. AUGUSTINE & ST. JOSEPH Served by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood January 25, 2015 ST. AUGUSTINE CATHOLIC CHURCH ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC CHURCH 48 N. Hanover St., PO Box 93 02441 State Route 364 Minster, OH 45865 Minster, OH 45865 St Augustine Mass Schedule St Joseph Mass Schedule Saturday: 5:00 pm Sunday: 8:00, 10:00, 11:30 am Holyday Vigil: Holyday: Sunday: 8:45 am Holyday: 7:00 pm Communion Service 6:30 pm Wednesday: 8:00 am, 6:30 pm 8:00 pm Mission Statement The Mission of St Augustine/St Joseph Cluster is to provide a spiritual environment and resources where people may gather to hear the Word proclaimed. As a cluster, we celebrate the Eucharist, the sacraments, and provide the members of all ages the opportunity to grow in the practice of their faith, learning how to fully keep God’s commandments as Christ taught us, by loving God and our neighbors. Contact Us St. Joseph Staﬀ Cluster Oﬃce 419-628-2614 Fax 419-628-1078 Parish Center Oﬃce 419-628-3434 Website www.staugie.com Pastor: Rev Rick Nieberding, C.PP.S. [email protected] Deacon: Hal Belcher [email protected] John Schmiesing Roger Klosterman [email protected] Administrators: Dan & Sue Wehrman 419-628-4081 Sacristan: Rose Schmiesing 419-628-2402 Parish Hall Rental: Roger Hoying 419-628-3204 Cemetery St. Augustine: Jim & Beth Hinker 419-628-2822 St. Joseph: Steve Albers 419-628-2501 MaC Sommer 419-305-7238 Pastoral Assoc: Sr Marla Gipson [email protected] Director of Music: Amy Noykos [email protected] Admin Assistant: Cindy Wuebker [email protected] Business Manager: Leslie Tyler ﬁ[email protected] Rel Ed Secretary: Carol McMaster Bulletin Please have announcements to the Cluster Oﬃce by 2:00 pm Monday. Announcements can be emailed to [email protected] [email protected] K-6th CRE: Therese Brown [email protected] 7th –12th CRE: Barb Blanco [email protected] Youth Minister: Alex Clune [email protected] Like us on Facebook St Augustine/St Joseph Cluster. Minster, OH St Augustine/St Joseph Youth Ministry. Minster, OH SACRAMENTS ST AUGUSTINE MINISTRIES Sacrament of Baptism Baptisms are celebrated at the 5:00 pm Mass on Saturday or Sunday at 1:00 pm outside of Mass. Baptismal preparation class for parents is oﬀered the fourth Tuesday during the months of January, March, May, July, September, and November. You must register no later than the Monday before class. The class is held in the Parish Center at 7:30 pm and aCendance is required before a child can be baptized. Baptisms are not performed during Lent. Servers: Wed 1/28 8:00 am Brendan Bornhorst, Austin Brown Sat 1/31 Drew Ripploh, Sara Ripploh, Savanah Luthman Sun 2/1 8:00 am Alison Borgerding, Claire Borgerding, Peter Falk 10:00 am Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturdays from 4:00–4:30 pm at St. Augustine Church Sacrament of Marriage Congratulations on your engagement! A premarital preparation program is required by the Archdiocese. It is important to contact the rectory oﬃce at least six months in advance of a wedding date. A tentative date can be set after the ﬁrst appointment, but will become ﬁnal only after marriage preparation is completed . 5:00 pm Presley Byers, Noah Enneking, Courtney Ernst 11:30 am Jordan Brackman, Ben Butler, Grace Butler Eucharistic Ministers Sat 1/31 5:00 pm Jenny Ripploh, Amy Luthman, Marissa Luthman, Tricia Pohl, Marlene Rutschilling, Jon Werling, Pat Roetgerman Sun 2/1 8:00 am Judy Winner, Ken Thieman, Julia Slonkosky, Sue Siegel, Jenna Sekas, Hannah Schmitmeyer, Christine Schmidt MINISTRY 10:00 am Minister to the Sick Jim Saluke [email protected] Sherman, Kathleen Prenger, Doug Prenger, 11:30 am Anointing of the Sick: Those weakened by age, aﬄicted by a serious illness or preparing for a serious operation should receive this sacrament. Call the cluster oﬃce for arrangements. A Bereavement Minister is assigned soon after a death to oﬀer prayerful support and to provide an opportunity for those grieving, and to do so in a supportive atmosphere Radio Maria—88.7 FM www.radiomaria.us Programs: Fr Rick Rich Stein & Susan Bernhold Kris & Bob Poeppelman 419-628-3753 Caring Ministry A priest or another minister will be happy to bring Holy Communion to the ill or those conﬁned to their homes. Communion is brought on the First Friday of the month. Prayer Line Requests Cindy Vondenhuevel [email protected] Deb Knapke [email protected] Shirley Olding [email protected] *Bonnie Trzaska, Karla Thobe, Jannis Kathy Brackman, Cortney Thien, Kayla Thien, April Slane, Jason SchulK, Lauren Roetgerman, Kristen Phlipot Lector: Sat 1/31 5:00 pm Kellie Gehret Sun 2/1 8:00 am Kevin Steinemann 10:00 am Greg Oen 11:30 am James Geiger 5:00 pm Keith & Tricia Pohl, Juliana Brown, Jenni Greeters: Sat 1/31 Francis, Marlene Rutschilling Sun 2/1 8:00 am Ellen Pleiman, Mindy Stueve, Karen Schulze, Bob & Kathy Winner, Amy 419-628-3528 10:00 am Finance CommiCee 11:30 am James & Martha Geiger, Bonnie Buschur, 419-628-2866 419-628-2879 Dick & Elaine Huber Babysi>ers: Sun 2/1 Mondays 9:30 am second Monday 9:30 am 10:00 am Jamie Koverman & Stef Kohne Alexis Bishop, Emily Moeller, Harley ST. AUGUSTINE CHURCH Third Sunday ~ Sunday, January 25, 2015 Daily Masses and Intentions MONDAY—Jan 26 FRIDAY—Jan 30 8:00 am Communion Service 8:00 am Carl & Leona Steinemann 1:30 pm TUESDAY—Jan 27 SATURDAY—Jan 31 8:00 am Marv Monnin 5:00 pm For the Parish WEDNESDAY —Jan 28 SUNDAY—Feb 1 8:00 am Maureen Meiring 8:00 am Carl & Leona Steinemann THURSDAY—Jan 29 10:00 am 8:00 am Shirley Oldiges 11:30 am All Souls ST AUGUSTINE NEWS Friday Morning Faith Series Collection – The Sunday, January 18th oﬀerings were $7510. There was $6495 in 302 envelopes, $985 loose and $30 in children’s envelopes. Thank you for your generosity! Fridays Step Restoration – steps on the Hanover Street entrance are being repaired and restored. Due to this construction there will be NO SALT application in January. Please be advised steps may be slick. Please limit traﬃc through these entrances during this time period. Thank you. Feb 6, 13, 20th Aer the 8:00 am Mass Hanover Street Entrance Finance Commi>ee Meeting - Tuesday, January 27th at 7:00 pm in the Rectory Conference Room. Fr. Tom Brenberger will “break open the Word” on the Sunday scriptures much like he does in his homilies. Each session will last about an hour. Coﬀee & donuts are provided Building & Maintenance Meeting - Tuesday, January 27th at 8:00 pm in the Rectory Basement. Did You Know ... Schoensta> Classes - Tuesday, January 27th, 9:00—11:00 am. Contact Marlene Rutschilling at 419-628-2262. Baptism Prep Class - Tuesday, January 27th at 7:00 pm in the Parish Center. Please RSVP by calling the Parish Oﬃce at 419-628-2614. First Saturday Communion Service - Saturday, February 7th at 8:00 am. Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) - This is an option for you to make contributions to the Sunday weekly collection through automatic withdraw. Funds are withdrawn on the 29th of each month. If interested please call Rectory Oﬃce at 419-628-2614. 2015 Catholic Ministries Appeal (CMA) - Every registered parish household should receive a CMA mailing from Archbishop Schnurr. Please prayerfully complete your pledge card and return it in the envelope provided, or bring your completed pledge card to Mass for oﬀertory. Your participation is vital to reaching our parish goal. For more information, please visit CatholicAppeal.info. St. Augustine has a Men’s Prayer Group? Group meets in the Rectory Basement on the 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month at 7:30 am. For more information please contact Jeﬀ Stammen at 419-628-3889. ST. JOSEPH NEWS ST JOSEPH MASS ST JOSEPH MINISTRIES INTENTIONS 2/1 For the Parish ST JOSEPH COLLECTION Sunday 1/18 $558.85 Gift Bearer Reader Henry Schmiesing Bill Bornhorst Eucharistic Ministers Servers Rachel Wehrman Sean Wehrman Rose Ann Wendeln Grant Wendeln Deb Albers Nicole Will ST. JOSEPH ANNOUNCEMENTS CHURCH CLEANING: February, 2015 - Jennifer Hoying*, Kay Hoying, Teresa Meyer and Marge KiKmiller BULLETIN DEADLINE: The deadline to submit anything on the Egypt section of the bulletin will be Mondayʹs by noon due to the new format. Please contact Dan or Sue Wehrman at 419-628-4081 or e-mail [email protected] CATHOLIC MINISTRIES APPEAL (CMA): Next weekend is Commitment Weekend for the 2015 Catholic Ministries Appeal. Your pledge makes a tremendous diﬀerence to the ministries supported by the CMA. Please send directly or drop in collection basket. For more information about this yearʹs appeal, please visit CatholicAppeal.info. Our parish goal for 2015 is $2,507.00. MARCHING TO THE BEAT OF THE BLOOD By Rev Rick Nieberding, C.PP.S. Over the years I have been blessed to minister in many parishes. I have been privileged to be with folds in their hopes and hardships, dreams and diﬃculties, triumphs and tragedies. I have witnessed God’s goodness and grace in weddings, wakes and the wonders of weekend worship. Half of my priesthood has been spent ministering in towns of less than 5000 people. Small town ministry has its own built in blessings. People know each other by name. There is a natural sense of community and connectedness. There is a connection between the Church and the public school system that beneﬁts both. High School ball games and weekend Masses are the largest community gatherings. Small town values are often Gospel values. Interactions are not limited to just one hour in Church once a week. Opportunity for building up the body of believers abounds in small town USA. Our CPPS parishes in Mercer, Putnam, and Auglaize counties have been served by us for over 150 years. My service in these parishes has enriched my life. A decade ago and for nearly a decade Br. Bernie Barga, CPPS, and I did youth work in and around Maria Stein Spiritual Center. Our eﬀorts were enhanced by the God Squad of high school students who collaborated with us. A song we frequently sang was “Saul, Saul, the apostle Paul meanest Pharisee of the all. Damascus was his course when the Lord knocked him oﬀ his horse.” To be continued ... CLUSTER ANNOUNCEMENTS A Time of Joy … Please welcome Madelyn Johanna Orr, daughter of Geoﬀ & Brandi (Sherman) Orr, Alayna Nichol Mummey, daughter of Ryan & Jamie (Heckman) Mummey, Nora Elizabeth Heckman, daughter of Caey & Megan (Phlipot) Heckman who were baptized recently. Tuesday Social Showing A Time to Heal…Please pray for our parish members who are sick, especially, Doris Prenger, John Oldiges, Harold & BeCy Thieman, Sue Kremer, Merlin Bernard. Eucharistic Adoration— Monday, January 26th at St. Augustine Church. Opening begins at 9:00 am. Regnum Christi will lead rosary at 8:00 pm with benediction concluding by 9:00 pm. For more information please call Brenda Spieles at 419-305-5894. How do I know if God is calling me to consecrated life? Online Vocation Discernment Retreat (email, Skype or phone) available for women ages 2040 during Lent. A woman who makes this retreat is paired with a trained Spiritual Director. For more information or to register, please email Cathy Bauer, at [email protected]; text at 859.468.60407. I Believe: Unfolding The Creed— Sunday, January 25th, 2:00-4:00 pm, at the Shrine of the Holy Relics: Dr. Anne McGuire for “Jesus Incarnate, Christ Redeemer.” $5 per session or $15 for series. For info or to register: 419.925.4532 or [email protected] Blood Drive—Monday, January 26th, Noon—6:00 pm ,K of C Hall, Minster. Make an appointment by visiting: redcrossblood.org. Walk-ins welcome! Sponsored by Auglaize County Farm Bureau. American Legion Meeting—Monday, January 26th. Lunch at 6:30 pm with meeting to follow. Spirituality of Aging—Tuesday, January 27th, 12:00 – 2:00pm at the Shrine of Holy Relics. Biblical and contemporary spirituality for an aging population interested in preserving and celebrating their Catholic faith. Light lunch, presentation by Anne McGuire, and discussion by participants. For info or to register: [email protected] Catholic Adult Singles— Sunday, February 1st, Benediction a& Supper, Maria Stein. For more information, call Eileen Lamm at 419-678-8691. Theology on Tap—Sunday, February 1st at 7:00 pm; Spiritual Center, Maria Stein. The panel consists of a cradle catholic, a convert, a revert, and a priest and will speak on why they chose to be Catholic. Snacks provided, BYOB/drinks, all are welcome! If you have any questions please contact Samantha Kremer at [email protected] Armchair Pilgrimage to the Holy Land—Tuesday, February 3rd at 2:00pm and again at 7:00pm, Shrine of the Holy Relics. Unique pilgrimage to the land of scripture; Prayer, artifacts, and refreshments will complete your Journey. For more information: 419-925-4532. Francis The Pope From The New World January 27th After the 8:00 am Mass In the Parish Center This ﬁlm explores the abiding compassion and unwavering resolve of a priest, a bishop and now Pope seeking to bring the Church to the frontiers of society. PARISH CENTER NEWS Liturgy CHUCHBABYSITTING “Come Li0le Children” An opportunity to serve our li0le ones and their parents. Our Babysi2ng program serves at the 10 am Sunday Mass, helping our young parents have a peaceful and prayerful experience and their young ones to enjoy play 6me with other children in a safe environment in our Babysi2ng room in the Rectory Basement. If interested in helping with this ministry please contact [email protected] We must have 2 adults each Sunday High School Movie Night Monday, January 26th 7:00 pm Parish Center Showing Jan 28 5A Sandy Fortman Feb 4 4B Laura Becker Feb 11 3B Karla Larger Needed - Kindergarten Religion Teacher to ﬁnish the school year on Thursdays from 2:15-2:55 pm. IF interested please email or call Therese, [email protected] or 419-628-3434. Church History Class - Tuesday, January 27th from 12:30—3:00 pm in the Parish Center. Registrations are still being accepted. Please call the Parish Center at 419-628-3434 to RSVP. High School Lector Training – Second Session: Tuesday, January 27th at 5:30 pm in the church. If you did not aCend the last session and are interested in becoming a Lector, please contact Deacon Roger Klosterman at 419.628.3726. Fellowship of Christian Athletes Breakfast Club - Wednesday, January 28th at 7:30 am at McDonald’s. Edge Youth Group Grades 4-6 – Wednesday, January 28th at the Parish Center. Church bus will transport at 3:15 with parent pick up at 5:00 pm. Junior High Bible Study – Sunday, February 1st from 7 – 8:30 pm in the Parish Center. Freshman Class Fieldtrip - Sunday, February 8th. Remember to arrive at 9:20 am. Busses will depart at 9:30am for the Relic Chapel Eucharistic Minister Training - Sunday, February 8th immediately after 11:00 am Mass. Students who signed up for Eucharistic Ministry Training should aCend and will be added to the rotation beginning in March. High School Bible Study - Sunday, February 8th at 7:00—9:00 pm in the Parish Center. Grace Unplugged Grace is a Christian teen who is struggling to ﬁnd her own way in life. Against the wishes of her overly protective father, she runs away to chase her music dreams. While her father puts his faith in God to watch over his daughter, only Grace can decide the path in life she wants to take. Parish Center Library - All are Welcome! Library hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Sunday 9:30 am to 11:15 am. Search library catalog from home, visit the St. Augustine/St. Joseph Website www.staugie.com , on the right side of page click, “parish library, search the catalog”. From here you can put in a word, title, or author to search what we have. Then, email Therese at [email protected] with your request and will have it ready for you at the Religious Education Center. Minster Elementary Kindergarten Registration for 2015-2016 - All children turning 5 years old before August 1, 2015 are eligible to aCend kindergarten next fall. Parents of prospective kindergarteners are asked to call the elementary school oﬃce at 419-628-4174 or email [email protected] Screening dates are March 24 & 25. CONFIRMATION CELEBRATION NEWS!!! A very special thanks Bishop Joseph Binzer, Fr. Rick and Fr. Don Thieman for presiding. Thank you to our Sophomore Catechists: Lisa Heid, Steve Ei6ng, Sandra Schulze and Emma Sawin for their hard work and dedica6on to our students. As with all Liturgical Celebra6ons, there’s much prepara6on happening behind the scenes to help create the perfect environment. Thank you to an amazing Parish Staﬀ Team: Deacon Hal, Carol McMaster, Therese Brown, Alex Clune, Cindy Wuebker, Amy Noykos, Leslie Tyler, Sr. Marla, Do2e Dickman & all those who were involved in helping create a holy experience. Join us in congratula6ng the following students who have received the Sacrament of Conﬁrma6on. We are extremely proud of their eﬀorts and dedica6on! Our sincerest gra6tude to parents and sponsors of our Conﬁrmands. Your dedica6on and faithfulness to our Catholic faith is inspiring. Thank you for encouraging your child throughout the prepara6on process and diligently working with the Religious Educa6on staﬀ. Please pray for the Lord’s con6nued blessing upon our students; that they use their God-given talents to the service of the Church and His Greater Glory! Carly Marie Barhorst Zoe Bonita Heid Kyle Edward Prenger Hayley Margaret Baumer Jordyn Rene Heitbrink Paige Josephine Purdy Alison Paige Borgerding Carter David Hogenkamp Sara Agnes Ripploh Lisa Marie Borges Sarah Marie Huwer Lindsay Ann Roetgerman Sarah Isabel Bertke Colleen Elizabeth Ju0e Cody Joseph Schlater Alejandro deJesus Blanco Aaron Kenneth Kitzmiller Bryce Robert Schmiesing Jordan Andrew Brackman Morgan Elizabeth Koverman Nathan Thomas Schwieterman Leah Kathryn Brandewie Savanah Grace Luthman Hallie Chris6ne Sherman Luke Cur6s DeLoye Dezerae Dawn Miller Anthony Benedict Slonkosky Samuel Thomas Dircksen Jonathan Thomas Niemeyer Maddison Nicole Stewart Lacey Mae Dirksen Jordan Michelle Nolan Benjamin Michael Stubbs Isaac Robert Dorsten Natalie Renee Oakley Jennifer Elizabeth Trzaska Aaron Michael Ernst Alex John Oldiges Amanda Catherine Winner Caleb Gregory Francis Noah James Poeppelman Anthony Ma0hew Winner Morgan Lee Pohl Third Sunday of Ordinary Time ~ Jan 24-25 Reading I : Jonah 3:1-5, 10 They believed in God and proclaimed a fast. • The Book of Jonah illustrates the power of God’s mercy and the possibility of conversion for all people. • Jonah had trouble believing that God wanted him to preach in Nineveh because they were Gentiles. • After Jonah is rescued from the belly of a great ﬁsh, he preaches Godʹs message of repentance to the people of Nineveh and they respond fully. Reading II : 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 The time is short. • Early in his ministry, Paul expected the second coming of Jesus at any moment. • Paul points out in todayʹs reading that happiness and security can not be found in material things. • All other things are subordinate to life in Jesus. Gospel : Mark 1:14-20 Come, follow me. • Markʹs Gospel reveals Jesus to be the fulﬁllment of the promised Messiah. • Jesus is the Good News. • In todayʹs passage, the ﬁrst disciples respond immediately to Jesus call to have faith in the good news. Question for Children: What do you think it was like for the people in todayʹs Gospel to be called by Jesus? Question for Adults: If someone asked you, ʺTo what work has Jesus called you?ʺ how would you answer?
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