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: 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% ============================================================= ============================================================= $1 $330,613 $1,000,000 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 F F aith ormation 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. S acramental P reparation 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) Cathedral of Saint Helena F A I T H F U L S P I R I T F I L L E D S O U L S 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.
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