143Feb1ndd - Cathedral of St. Helena

FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
February 1, 2015
Liturgical Schedule
The Most Reverend George Leo Thomas, PhD.
Bishop of Helena
Pastoral Staff to Serve You
Rev. Msgr. Kevin S. O’Neill, V.G.............Rector/Pastor
Father John Crutchfield............................Parochial Vicar
Deacon Bob Fishman.........Director of Faith Formation
Mr. Michael Vreeburg.........Pastoral Associate/Liturgy
Mr. Dale Fleck.................. Director of Liturgical Music
Mr. Louis Gloege................................Business Manager
Mr. David Pepper......................................Youth Minister
Office
530 North Ewing Street, Helena, Montana, 59601
Parish Office Hours....................9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cathedral Parish................................. (406) 442-5825
Fax.............................................................. 449-5113
Rectory/Emergency......................................449-0280
Good Samaritan Store..................................442-0780
Website..........................................www.sthelenas.org
KNEH Catholic Radio 97.3fm stream live kneh.org
WEEKEND MASSES
Saturday.......................................................................5:00 p.m.
Sunday.............................................7:30, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.
BOULDER (St. Catherine Parish)
Saturday..............................................................5:00 p.m.
Sunday................................................................10:00 a.m.
DAILY MASS
Mon., Fri. .......................................................................7:00 a.m.
Tues., Wed., Thurs........................7:00 a.m. and 12:00 Noon
Saturday......................................................................... 9:00 a.m.
EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Friday ff Mass until 4pm....................Holy Family Chapel
DEVOTION TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP
Tuesday......following the 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 Noon Mass
ROSARY
Mon. through Fri..........................following 7:00 a.m. Mass
Saturday..........................................................................8:30 a.m.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Saturday, following the 9:00 a.m. Mass until 11:00 a.m.
or by appointment
Spirit Filled - Faithful Souls Stewardship Drive
Progress Report:
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$330,613
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MUSIC FOR LITURGY, 4TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
The readings are #1119 in the Hymnal
Organ: Prelude on Iam sol recedit igneus
Introit: Laetetur cor
Let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice; seek the Lord and
be strengthened; seek his face for evermore.
Hymn #581 We Are Known And Not Unnumbered
Kyrie eleison (Mass of the Immaculate Conception)
Gloria
Responsorial Psalm
Alleluia
Hymn #817 Jesus Promises Communion
Motet: Ave Verum
Communion Antiphon:
Let your face shine on your servant. Save me in your merciful love.
Organ: Modal Prelude
Hymn #627 (vs. 1 & 3) O God Beyond All Praising
Organ: Fanfare & Tuba Tune
Bruce Simonds
Tone II
Peter Latona
Dale Fleck
Dale Fleck
Peter Latona
Charles Gonoud
Tone I
Jean Langlais
Stanley Saxton
Liturgy
FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
February 1, 2015
DEUTERONOMY 18:15-20
I will raise up a prophet and I will put my words into
his mouth.
1 CORINTHIANS 7:32-35
A virgin is anxious about the things of the Lord, that
she may be holy.
MARK 1:21-28
He taught them as one having authority.
FIFTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
February 8, 2015
JOB 7:1-4, 6-7
I am filled with restlessness until the dawn.
1 CORINTHIANS 9:16-19, 22-23
Woe to me if I do not preach the Gospel.
MARK 1:29-39
Jesus cured many who were sick with various
diseases.
A WORD ABOUT THE WORD
by Deacon Bob Fishman
This week’s readings are a very interesting mix of different themes and concepts. In our first reading from
Deuteronomy, the people are afraid of God’s voice and
power, and want Moses to ask God to raise up another
prophet who will hear the voice of the Lord and relay it
to the people. God allows this but warns that this authority should not be abused or there will be deadly consequences. In our own lives, how often are we like the
nervous Israelites who for one reason or another became
afraid of God? We choose to do our own thing rather
than listen to God’s Church. We forget the Church is established by Christ’s authority and not ours. Our society
has replaced God’s commandments with worldly ones,
and our own attitudes and choices replace what God
wants in our lives. Pope John Paul II called this thinking “the culture of death.” St. Paul reminds us not to let
the cares in our lives drive us crazy. Rather we should
turn to God and offer Him our concerns and anxieties
for He is the remedy to what ails us. Finally, the gospel
of St. Mark relays in powerful fashion the divinity and
authority of our Lord Jesus shining through as He casts
out demons and unclean spirits who, incidentally knew
who He was. If the demons know of Jesus, how much
more should we as Christians know Him? The bottom
line is this…Are we going to continue trying to juggle
as fast as we can? Will we continue to disregard God’s
teachings and the teachings of His Church just to fulfill our own sinful choices? It reminds me of the guy
on the old Ed Sullivan show who spun plates on sticks.
As he got one going, another would start to wobble and
ultimately all would crash to the ground. When we try
to do it all ourselves without God we can be certain the
plates of our lives will ultimately crash and become a
mess. Therefore, it is now time to turn all we have,
and all of our attitudes and our own self authority over
to Him once and for all. We give up our ways to Him
who is “the Way.” We lay down our truths to Him who
is “the Truth,” and finally we give our lives over to Him
who is “the Life.” It is much better then juggling…
Something to think about…May God richly bless you
always…
WORD OF THE DAY
THE FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE
LORD with the traditional blessing of candles to be
used throughout the year will take place at Mass,
Monday, Feb. 2nd at 7 a.m. All are invited to celebrate “Candlemas” and to bring candles to be blessed
for use in your home
THE BLESSING OF THROATS will be given on
the memorial of Saint Blaise, Bishop and Martyr, at
the conclusion of Mass on Tuesday, February 3rd.
All who have diseases of the throat or any other
illness are encouraged to receive the blessing.
Monday, Feb. 2
Feast of the Presentation
of the Lord
Malachi 3:1-4 and
Hebrews 2:14-18
Luke2:22-40 or 2:22-32
Tuesday, Feb. 3
Weekday
Hebrews12:1-4
Mark 5:21-43
Wednesday, Feb. 4
Weekday
Hebrews 12:4-7, 11-15
Mark 6:1-6
Thursday, Feb. 5
Memorial of St. Agatha,
Virgin/Martyr
1 Corinthians 1;26-31
Luke 9:23-26
Friday, Feb. 6
Memorial of St. Paul Miki
& Companions, Martyrs
Galatians 2:19-20
Matthew 28:16-20
Saturday, Feb. 7
Weekday
Hebrews 13:15-27, 20-21
Mark 6:30-34
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LITURGY OF THE WORD FOR CHILDREN
Liturgy of the Word for Children from Pre-school
through Grade 2 will meet during the 9:00 a.m. Mass
today.
FAITH FORMATION CLASSES
Elementary classes will meet at 3:30 and 5:45 p.m.
on Wednesday, February 4th.
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BAPTISM PREPARATION
Parent Preparation sessions are offered every other month.
PLEASE REGISTER AS A MEMBER OF THE PARISH PRIOR TO REGISTERING FOR THE SESSIONS. The next opportunity will be held Thursday, February 5th at 6:00 p.m. in Room 110 of the Cathedral Center.
Please call the Parish Office at 442-5825 to register for the
class.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR
ADULTS (R. C. I. A.)
Our next meeting will be Tuesday, February 3, 2015. If
you are interested in more information about our RCIA
program, please contact Deacon Bob Fishman at 4425825.
IMPORTANT INFORMATIONAL MEETING: February 4th, 6:00 p.m. in the Cathedral Center, Room
205. Parents of children preparing for First Reconciliation, please make plans to attend this meeting and bring
your questions about the upcoming sacraments. First
Reconciliation will be celebrated next week, Thursday,
Marriage Preparation
February 12th at 6:00 p.m. in the Cathedral. All children must receive First Reconciliation before receiving Diocesan policy states that couples wait 6 months
First Eucharist (April 12, 2015). Please call 442-5825 from the time they first approach a priest regarding
if you have questions.
marriage. During that 6 month period the couple
must participate in preparatory classes for the
Helpers are needed to serve as hosts for the Rite of Sacrament of Marriage. Our next session will be
Election on Sunday, February 22nd, 3:00 p.m. Please February 9th through March 23rd. For information,
consider this opportunity to welcome those who will be contact Kathy Surbrugg at 442-5825.
entering into Full Communion with the Church at the
Easter Vigil. People from throughout the Diocese will
be attending this beautiful and meaningful rite; your efforts to make them feel welcome will be greatly appreciated. Thank you for considering this and call Linda at This is a weekly seminar and support group for people
who are separated or divorced. It is a place where you
442-5825 for details.
can hear valuable information about ways to heal from
the hurt of divorce. For more information, contact
Kathy Surbrugg at 442-5825.
MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL
YOUTH GROUP
CATHOLIC COUPLE FELLOWSHIP
Regular classes will meet on Wed., February 4th
Catholic Couple Fellowship is a group for married couples
Middle School - 3:30 - 4:45 p.m.
in their 20s and 30s who come together for prayer and reHigh School Youth Group - 5:45 - 7:00 p.m.
Confirmation meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, flection to share their faith with others in a similar walk
of life while also having a chance for fellowship and fun
5:45 - 7:00 p.m.
with barbecues, picnics, game nights and more. We meet
High School Students:
two Sundays a month. Come and join other young adult
Registration is now open for the CYC Convention on couples for an opportunity to build new friendships and
March 13-15 at the Red Lion Inn. Please go to the Dio- support each other in the vocation of marriage. For more
cese of Helena Youth page for more information and to information, please call Sarah Phipps at 208-590-4944, or
register online:
Sarah Leslie at 461-4776.
http://www.dohyouth.org/wordpress/events-2/
YOUNG ADULT GROUP
All young adults in their 20s and 30s are welcome to
join others in a similar walk of life for Christ-centered
fellowship. This group offers young adults an oppor33 DAYS TO MORNING GLORY
The Cathedral of St. Helena is offering an opportunity tunity to form new friendships and support each other
for women to gather for prayer, reflection and study. We in our faith lives in the Church and society. SAVE
DATE: Our February event is a Valentine’s Day
will be using the book “33 Days to Morning Glory” by THE
Party, Saturday, February 14th at 7pm. For more
Fr. Michael E. Gaitley. This is a 33 day journey to draw information please contact Kristin Betlej at 651-283closer to Jesus through Mary during the Lenten Season. 6613 or Kelsey Rohm at 253-334-8897.
This class will be offered on Wednesdays, February
18th - March 25th, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
or
The Cathedral of St. Helena is looking for volunThursdays, February 19th - March 26th, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. teers to help at the Good Samaritan Thrft Store on
Wednesday, February 4th, from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Register by February 11th by calling Kathy Surbrugg at If you are interested in helping with this ministry,
the Parish Office, 442-5825.
please call Kathy Surbrugg at 442-5825.
In Memory of....
DAN BARTSCH
Lucille O’Leary
Pat Hennessey
Maehl Family
Rich and Kim Brewer
Gene and Peggy McMahon
Mary Pitch
Peter Sullivan
Irene Roberts
Bill and Jan Hubber
Marie Kall
Al Starke
Jeannie Keeler
Deacon Bob and Karen Fishman
Don and Pat Winfield
Bob and Ginny Morgan
Robert Kathleen Pavlovich
Jim and Dorothy Quinn
Henry and Sharon Lang
Dave and Joyce Roberts
Robert and Shanna Kimball
Alice Bratton
Memorials
TINA HASH
Lucille O’Leary
DICK BEATON
Sally Mastin
Pearl Schummer
KAY YOUNG
Pat Hennessey
Irene Roberts
KATHLEEN LONG
Her Family
BRAD YUHAS
Dave and Joyce Roberts
Woods Family
CHUCK HEANEY
Woods Family
MARK SPEAR
JO and JOE WOODS
George and Marlene Huhtanen
Their children and families
MARY HISLOP
Deacon Bob and Karen Fishman
Special Intentions
HOMER YOUNG and FAMILY
Rich and Kim Brewer
RANDASH FAMILY
Mike and Linda Kecskes
MARG McCARTHY and FAMILY
The Walsh Family
Hospice of St. Peter’s will offer a newly designed
7-week bereavement education support group for
adults who have experienced the death of a loved
one. The focus of the group is to provide participants
the opportunity to learn about the grief process and
strategies for coping and healing. Sessions will begin
Monday, February 9th and will continue every Monday
from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. through March 23rd. Hospice
bereavement team members will facilitate the group.
Participants should call at their earliest convenience
as group size is limited and registration is required by
Friday, February 6th. For further information or to
register, please call Melanie Trost at 422-6431.
VOCATIONS PRAYER
Heavenly Father, please abundantly bless these men
who are in formation for the priesthood of Your Son,
Jesus Christ. Grant them gifts of wisdom, knowledge
and most of all, generous hearts, that they may be
enflamed with love for You and Your Church.
Through Christ, Our Lord. Amen.
Deacon Craig Hanley
Cody Williams
Deacon Christopher Lebsock Alex Woelkers
John Hall
Kirby Longo
Nathan Scheidecker
Andy Morrow
Joseph Paddock
Sam Mota-Martinez
Oliver Santin
George Watson
Bryce Lungren
Michael Dirkson
Tyler Frohlich
40 DAYS FOR LIFE (Feb. 17 - March 29)
February 17 - Kickoff - St. Andrew’s School 6:30pm
Please join all Christians for 40 days of prayer and
fasting for an end to abortion. We invite you to join in
peaceful prayer outside Planned Parenthood. Google:
40Daysforlifehelena and commit to a time to pray - for
you and your family - and be united as the Body of
Christ for this intention. Let’s meet Christ in a special
way these 40 days of Lent, at the foot of the cross, and
come to know His awesome Mercy for us and that all
people will come to respect human life from conception to natural death. To volunteer or for information,
contact Sarah Leslie (461-4776) or
[email protected]
Being a sign of God’s love to others, we know that our
gifts of treasure are essential to our mission of following
the loving path of Jesus. Our faith in the future urges us
to continue the journey in gratitude, holiness and service.
This past weekend we received through Stewardship
$11,747.00, ACH $2,349.00 and Loose Cash/Checks
$944.00 for a total of $15,040.00.
Our weekly goal is $17,108.02
Thank you for your generosity!
Please Note....
When you provide a check as payment, you authorize
us either to use information from your check to make a
one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or
to process the payment as a check transaction.
Friar Fred’s words of wisdom...
SMILE!
you will like
yourself better...
so will everybody else!
Father Stuart Long
Do you have a Father Stu Story? We are
gathering Father Stu stories to be published in a
book. Email your Father Stu story to
[email protected]
or call Connie at 406-202-2460
Margaret Ann at 406-465-5450
Mail: Connie Beckman
2840 Winslow Ave. Helena, Mt. 59601
(Story Guidelines can be obtained at the Parish
Office)
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Parish Family
Please join with your Parish in our celebration of the
100th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Cathedral as
“Spirit Filled-Faithful Souls.” A cornerstone of a year-long
celebration is our Stewardship Drive to retire the remaining
cost of our 2006/2012 renovation/restoration project which
concluded in 2012. It is our hope to burn the mortgage at the
conclusion of the two year redemption period for this drive.
We have a real treasure in the Cathedral building-a spiritual and architectural “crown jewel” one that has, does and
will serve the needs of our Parish family, the Diocese and the
Helena community well into the future.
We came out of the project with $1.1 million debt due in
part to three major project additions that were unplanned and
unbudgeted, but could not be ignored. They totaled over one
million dollars. The current balance of the overage debt is
$670,000. The Parish was able to secure a commercial bank
loan to cover the balance because of the stewardship of two
Parish families.
Please pray about the indebtedness and consider a pledge
to help us retire it. Thank you for your consideration.
May God bless you in this Holy Season
and throughout the New Year!
WEEKLY EVENTS TAKING PLACE
AT YOUR CATHEDRAL
SUNDAY, February 1...Fourth Sunday in Ordinary
Time
7:30, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Mass
9am Liturgy of Word for Children
9:30am Cathedral Choir - Rm 209
MONDAY, February 2...The Presentation of the Lord
7am Mass
TUESDAY, February 3...Weekday
7am Mass/Devotions
ff Coffee and Doughnuts - Rm 110
12pm Mass/Devotions
3:30pm Cathedral Youth Choir - Rm 209
6pm Adult RCIA - Brondel Center
WEDNESDAY, February 4...Weekday
7am Mass
12pm Mass
3:30pm Faith Formation Classes (K - Gr 8)
3:30pm Children’s RCIA - Rm 108
5:45pm Faith Formation Classes (Gr 1 - High School
Youth
6pm First Eucharist Parents’ Meeting - Rm 205
THURSDAY, February 5...St. Agatha, Virgin/Martyr
7am Mass
12:00pm Mass
12:30pm Pastoral/Finance Councils - Rm 108
6pm Baptismal Preparation - Rm 110
FRIDAY, February 6...St. Paul Miki and Companions
7am Mass
ff Mass until 4pm Adoration of Blessed Sacrament Holy Family Chapel
6pm Marriage Enrichment - Brondel Center
SATURDAY, February 7...Weekday
8:30am Rosary for Vocations
9am Mass
ff Mass until 11am Sacrament of Reconciliation
5pm Mass
ff Mass Baptism: Lillian Marie Lipetzky
daughter of Steve and Christina
6pm CarrollCollege Headlights Fundraiser - Brondel
Center
SUNDAY, February 8...Fifth Sunday in Ordinary
Time
7:30, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Mass
9am Liturgy of Word for Children
9am Baptism: Rayna Lynn Insman
daughter of Erik and Rebecca
9:30am Cathedral Choir - Rm 209
11am Scout Sunday
ff 9 and 11 Masses - Coffee and Doughnuts Auction Tickets sponsored by St. Andrew’s School Brondel Center
CARROLL COLLEGE CAMPUS MINISTRY is
having a spaghetti dinner fund raiser on Saturday,
February 7th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the Brondel Center to help support our annual Headlights
immersion trips. These trips immerse students in the
realities of poverty present in our nation
and encourage them to truly encounter
Christ through service, prayer and Catholic social teaching. Please come down
to support us and fill your stomach with
good home cooking in the process!
Join Us
to provide meals for God’s Love
We hope you will join us to provide our next meal on
February 17th and dessert on March 17th. There are
lots of opportunities to help. Some of the food can be
prepared at home. We will prepare and assemble the
rest of the meal in the Cathedral kitchen.
If you were not able to attend the planning meeting and
would like to help with the meal for God’s Love, please
contact Carolyn Parry through the Parish Office at 4425825.
Enjoy a trip of a lifetime to the Marian Shrines of
France May 21 - June 2! Highlights include: Paris,
a dinner cruise on the Seine River, Notre Dame, Versaille, Giverny - the house and gardens of Monet, the
home of St. Terese of Lisieux, the Church of the Miraculous Medal, the beaches of Normandy, St. Michael
Abbey, Lourdes and much more. For more information, contact Kathy Ramirez at 447-5185 or [email protected]
carroll.edu
of Greater Helena
Mark your calendars!
Family Promise of Greater Helena’s Comfort Food
Challenge will be held at the Lewis and Clark
Fairgrounds on Sunday, February 22, 2014 from
4-6pm. Taste a variety of comfort foods prepared by
17+ churches involved with Family Promise as well
as several local restaurants. Our entries this year are
White Chicken Chili and Sausage & Bean Soup.
Join us and vote for our entry to win the People’s
Choice Award!
Please mark your calendar...
The first St. Francis Dinner (formally the Poor Man’s,
Poor Families Dinner) will be held March 5th. We
are saving beautiful religious items to include vintage
prints and paintings for the event. All proceeds will
go to the assistance ministry for educational purposes.
The End-of-Year statements have been mailed. If
you do not receive your statement, please call the
Parish Office, 442-5825.