St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish Mission Statement Following the example of our patron, a righteous and just man, we the members of St. Joseph Catholic Church, in Marion Illinois, a Eucharistic community formed by the Word, embrace as our mission the following goals: to promote evangelization, stewardship and community building. Thomas D. Flach, V.F., Pastor Thomas Kadela, Youth Minister Emma Tuthill, Coordinator of Religious Education Alex Hendrickson, Music Director Patty Lynn, Choir Director LaVerne Williams, Secretary Randy Barton, Maintenance Sacraments Celebration of Eucharist Weekend Masses: Saturday 5:00 pm (Vigil) Sunday ..................................... 8:00 & 11:00 am Weekday Schedule Monday through Thursday ....... 7:45 Morning Prayer ................................................. 8:00 Mass Friday ....................................... 11:45 Midday Prayer ................................................. 12:10 Mass Sacrament of Penance Saturday 4:00 to 4:45 pm, or as requested. Baptism: Both parents must attend a preparation session. Marriage: Make an appointment with the pastor as soon as possible. A year ahead of time is preferred. A minimum preparation period of four months is required. Parish Office (618) 993-3194 Opt 1 Office Hours: Mon-Thurs, 8:30 am-4:00 pm Fri 8:30 am-12:00 pm FAX CRE E-mail: Pastor CRE Secretary Maintenance Web Sites: Parish Youth Ministry OLMC School (618) 997-9391 (618) 993-3194 Opt. 4 [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] [email protected] www.stjosephmarionil.com www.stjosephmarionil.com www.olmcschool.net Hospitalized and Homebound Please notify the office at 993-3194, opt. 1. Spiritual Formation Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA) A preparation process for individuals interested in the Catholic Church. Please call the Parish Office. Religious Education for Youth Preschool-Grade 6 Wednesday, Sunday Night Youth Ministry-Grades 7-12 6:00-7:30 pm 6:00-8:30 pm Adult Programs and Bible Study Announcements of programs as they are planned. New Parishioners: Register in person or call the parish office. General Information Pastoral Council Matt Lees, President Sam Hood, Vice-President Sue Humphrey, Secretary Joann Banwarth Fernando Castillo Moy Kilpatrick Jenny Martin OLMC School Representative: Mary Belanger 997-9040 nd Women’s Guild: 2 Tuesday, 6:30 pm - September through May Knights of Columbus Ladies’ Auxiliary: 4th Tuesday, 6:30 pm. Contact Joyce Steber at 889-6464. Knights of Columbus 1st and 3rd Wednesday, 7:30 pm KC Hall Fourth Degree, 4th Wednesday, 7:30 pm KC Hall Bingo Monday & Thursday 7 pm. Phone: (618) 997-6210 600 N. Russell Street Marion, Illinois 62959 February 1, 2015 2 All were amazed and asked one another, "What is this? A new teaching with authority. He commands even the unclean spirits and they obey him." His fame spread everywhere throughout the whole region of Galilee. - Mk 1:27-28. This Week Sun. Feb. 1 Mass Intentions Sat Pray for the Sick and Homebound Remember all the sick and homebound of our parish especially: Debe Amaro, Maria Brooks, Dennis & Kay Darter, Evan Dubicki, Mary Kay Gibson, Chuck Grant, Delores Henson, Debbie Hopkins, Randal Houston, Euline Kimmel, Alex Kloepfer, Pat Lucier, Laura Macier, John Macier, Janet Maher, Jean & Marc McKim, Paul Mohr, Richard Mohr, Sharon Oliver, Ron Schuzer, Ken Sine, Herbert Soberg, Sean Spicer, Terri Stachovic and, Mary Venturo. Pray for Those in the Military We remember in prayer our parishioners, relatives and friends serving in the military, especially Derek Ian Horowitz and Daniel Steber. Pray for peace in the world. 8:00 & 11:00 am YM Baby-Back Ribs Sale After Masses NO SNYM Mon. Feb. 2 Jan 31 Vigil: Fourth Sunday In Ordinary Time -5:00 pm Ed & Edith Humphrey Sun Feb. 1 Fourth Sunday In Ordinary Time -8:00 † Rinella, Rupert, Brush & Brown Fam. -11:00 Parish Family Mon Feb. 2 The Presentation of the Lord -7:45 Morning Prayer (wk. 4, p. 937) with Communion Service Tues Feb. 3 Weekday -7:45 Morning Prayer (wk. 4, p. 947) with Communion Service Wed Feb. 4 Weekday -7:45 Morning Prayer (wk. 4, p. 958) with Communion Service Thurs Feb. 5 St. Agatha -7:45 Morning Prayer (wk. 4, p. 968) with Communion Service Fri Feb. 6 St. Paul Miki -11:45 Morning Prayer (wk. 4, p. 978) -12:10 † Kathleen Pulliam Sat Feb. 7 Vigil: Fifth Sunday In Ordinary Time -5:00 pm Albert and Rose Berkel Sun Feb. 8 Fifth Sunday In Ordinary Time -8:00 † Elmer McCabe -11:00 Parish Family Masses Tues. Feb. 3 Wed. Feb. 4 Thurs Feb. 5 Sat. Feb. 7 Sun. Feb. 8 CLBB Game 6:15 pm RCIA 6:30 pm St. Joseph Church Bingo at KC Hall 7:30 pm CLBB Games 6:15 & 7:15 pm MBB 6:00 pm PSR P-6 6:00 pm KC Mtg. 7:30 pm Youth Commission Mtg. 6:30 pm Bingo at KC Hall 7:30 pm Reconciliation 4:00-4:45 pm Mass 5:00 pm Anniversary Celebration 6:00 pm Masses 8:00 & 11:00 am Family Mass 11:00 am Blood Drive at K/C Hall 8:30-1:00 NO SNYM Readings for the Week of February 1, 2015 Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Next Sunday: Mal 3:1-4/Heb 2:14-18/Lk 2:22-40 or 2:22-32 Heb 12:1-4/Mk 5:21-43 Heb 12:4-7, 11-15/Mk 6:1-6 Heb 12:18-19, 21-24/Mk 6:7-13 Heb 13:1-8/Mk 6:14-29 Heb 13:15-17, 20-21/Mk 6:30-34 Jb 7:1-4, 6-7/1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23/Mk 1:29-39 † Carol Timson, mother of Laura Gimmy, died on January 23. Please remember Carol and her family in your prayers. Remember St. Joseph Church Name Us Last. In your Will, after you have taken care of family and friends, name St. Joseph as a recipient of the residuary (the amount that is left). 3 Sharing God’s Gifts Donations for January 25, 2015 Weekly Budget Goal $7891 Sunday Offering (145) $5523 Loose $62550 E-giving (5) $235 Total: $638350 Candles $72 Children’s Offerings (2) $200 “For the measure you measure with will be measured back to you.” Lk 6:38 Church Renovation Contributions(8) for January 25: $272 Notre Dame High School News Carly Hopkins was inducted into the National Art Honor Society on January 28. Spotlight on Our Advertisers Please support the advertisers of our Sunday Bulletin. This week we express our thanks to Jeff Landis ○ Wall & Ceiling Construction ○ Harrisburg ○ 618-252-1892. Conversion Following the Call of Christ Jesus doesn‟t have call waiting. When Jesus calls you He needs an answer! How would YOU answer Him? Join us at the Newman Center beginning Sunday, February 8 at 12:30 p.m. for another Father Robert Barron Video Series. We will spend four Sundays discussing how some famous figures from Scripture answered Jesus‟ call. Light refreshments provided. Check with Dawn O‟Leary (529-3311) for details. Respect Life Corner Perseverance is the Key – The brutal statistic of around 57 million children being denied the right to life in the over 40 years since abortion was legalized in the U.S. is not only overwhelming, but there is the temptation to despair and wonder whether the struggle is winnable. Learn, Act, Connect, Pray: The answer is a resounding “yes” providing we are prepared to make some sacrifice, commit ourselves and persevere. Young adults and high school students are increasingly more pro-life than ever before. Pray for all who do not embrace the rights of the unborn that they come to know and treasure the value of every person. Stewardship Reflection My church is composed of people like me. I help make it what it is. It will be friendly, if I am. Its pews will be filled, if I help fill them. It will do great work, if I work. It will make generous gifts to many causes, if I am a generous giver. It will bring other people into its worship and fellowship, if I invite and bring them. It will be a church of loyalty and love, of fearlessness and faith, and a church with a noble spirit, if I, who make it what it is, am filled with these same things. Therefore, with the help of God, I shall dedicate myself to the task of being all the things that I want my church to be. Women’s Retreat The King‟s House Retreat for Women will be on April 10-12. This retreat will feature insights from Pope Francis‟ teachings, including the apostolic exhortation The Joy of the Gospel, and The Holy Longing by Ron Rolheiser, OMI, where he reflects on the Four Pillars of the Spiritual Life. First evening conference: Taking the First Step Second day conference: Traveling Light Final conference: Roadwork For more information, contact Susan Sena at 889-8931. Parent’s Night Out Want to spend a special evening with your Valentine? Need some free time? Need a quiet evening to yourself? Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 21. PSR will be hosting a „Parent‟s Night Out‟ from 6:00-9:00 pm in the Family Life Center. The cost is $5/child with a snack and activity provided. Please feed dinner to your child(ren) before coming! To take advantage of this great opportunity, please contact Emma before Friday, February 20 at 993-3194 opt. 4 or [email protected] Outreach - Red Cross On February 21 at 9:00 a.m. the American Red Cross will conduct training in Management of Emergency Shelters at St. Joseph Catholic Church in the Family Life Center. The four hour session will give training in ice storm shelter management. If you would like to help the Outreach Committee in this community service project, please call the Parish Office at 993-3194 opt. 1 and leave your name and number with LaVerne. 4 SERVER TRAINING DATES For any St. Joseph students who are in the 4 – 12 grade, training will be on Sunday, February 8, in church immediately after 11:00 am Mass and/or on Saturday, February 14, in church immediately after 5:00 pm Mass for approximately. 30-40 minutes. It is not necessary to pre-register. Any questions contact Sheila Dingrando, at 751-1835. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School Our Lady of Mt. Carmel School will hold Kindergarten Round-up for the 2015-2016 school year on Tuesday, March 24, from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Children must be 5 years. old by September 1 to be enrolled in Kindergarten. If you plan to attend, please call Pattie in the OLMC office at 942-4484 to register. View from the Pew Dancing in the Devil’s Face By Lori Power I have been a parishioner at St. Joseph Church since 1987, when my husband, John, and I and our first son, John Patrick, returned to Marion after finishing college and living near Houston, Texas, for a year. We began our optometry practice in November 1987 and our second son, Matt, was born in 1991. John Patrick is married to our beloved daughter-in-law, Andrea, and they are the parents of our first grandchild, Kate Renee. Matt is in his first year of medical school at SIU. God has richly blessed us. In 2003, I began to experience some odd symptoms that were finally diagnosed as MS. I was devastated. I experienced deep depression and literally cried for a year. I was broken, but God blessed me with a stubborn, determined spirit (much to my husband's frequent frustration) and I came to realize that I could either surrender to this diagnosis or strap on my God-given armor and fight. I began to make significant diet and lifestyle changes and to speak healing scriptures over myself daily. In January 2005, our dear friends, John and Lisa Sanders, invited us to attend a ballroom dancing class. I had been interested in this especially since all forms of musical expression are a major focus of my life. And I felt that my time might be limited; I didn't know how much longer I'd be walking much less dancing. John agreed and we headed off to class. We loved dancing and continued with our class. I can remember having vertigo so badly at times that I could hardly sit straight on a chair, but somehow I was able to get on the dance floor and dance. One particular evening, dancing in Paducah, I heard the Holy Spirit speak to me that I was dancing in the devil's face every time I went out on that dance floor. I continued dancing despite symptoms that made it very difficult at times. At a Mass in the gym one Sunday morning in November 2010, I heard God speak to me as clearly as if He were standing right behind me; "To those whom much is given, much is expected". He repeated it three times. I had no idea what it meant.......stay tuned..... In February 2011, our dance instructor asked if I would be interested in competing at the St. Louis Star Ball. Let me tell you, this made absolutely no sense...the competition was in 4 weeks, I had no appropriate dresses or dance shoes, and had never had a private lesson of any kind with my instructor. But I felt so very compelled to go and wasn't sure why. John encouraged me and for some crazy reason, I decided to go. When I arrived at the Star Ball and had some time to absorb everything and figure out how it all worked, I knew I did not belong there. This really was a crazy idea and if I'd had my own car, I would have turned around and gone home. But I felt God telling me to dance in the devil's face! On this large stage, it took all the courage I could muster to put my foot out on that huge floor in front of all those amazing dancers, but I did it. For some reason, the judges even liked my dancing. It was incredible! Four years have passed and my symptoms have completely disappeared. I am a walking, dancing testimony to God's power, grace, mercy, kindness, joy, peace, and LOVE. As I prepare for my fifth Star Ball in March, I am certain why I dance and for Whom I dance. 5 Ministry Assignments Saturday February 7 - 5:00 pm Mass L Teresa Hopkins EM M Gabby, T Kadela, L Lurkins, V McGlashen J & ME Pickar, K Saffelder, S Tuthill S D Groh, M Groh, B Hines HM M Kilpatrick, D Lurkins, S Maroscher, Volunteer Sacristan Dick Heckel Sunday February 8 - 8:00 am Mass L Mary Thomason EM A Arnold, R & A Bordenave, J Mayer, S Phillips S D Fletcher, H Millette, E Rinella HM H Dahmer, J Eckert, C Gibbons, J Phillips Sacristan Sheila Dingrando Sunday February 8 - 11:00 am Mass L Michelle Schuzer EM M Durr, A Lees, J Martin, R Meleth, R Schuzer, T Shively, G & M Wiggins S A Frugé, K Frugé, K King HM C Diel, M Mangan, M Pardus, M Wright Sacristan Dan Frugé The Messenger Renewal Weekend for the paper is February 7-8. Please stay “connected” through a subscription to The Messenger. Payments can be made through a parish envelope. Subscription cost is $25.00 (printed) or Electronic is $25.00 or both for $30.00. The Messenger is available at www.bellevillemessenger.org. Synod of Bishops Marriage and Family Questionnaire Bishop Edward K. Braxton and the Vicars Forane invite you to respond to the questionnaire for the upcoming 2015 Synod of Bishops on Marriage and the Family. The questions sent by the Holy See to each Diocese in the world are available at the Diocese of Belleville web site at diobelle.org. Please click on the link on the home page for the questions, then enter your prayerful and thoughtful responses. Your answers will be submitted to the Bishop's Office. The purpose of the questionnaire is not to debate the teachings of our Catholic Faith, but to determine how those teachings may be 1) more fully shared among Catholics and with modern society and 2) more effectively applied in the pastoral settings of our parishes and institutions. Your vicar forane and your pastor may also be planning group discussions of these questions in your parish or vicariate. Please consider participating in those sessions. Message from TDF Evangelization, Stewardship, & Community Building On February 4, 1954, Marion Jo (Mitzi) Flach, my youngest sister, was born to Paul E. and Zita M. Flach, the sixth of six children. This was the day after my ninth birthday! For the past ten years or so (except for last year, when Mitzi took a month-long holiday in New Zealand) we have gotten together for our birthdays. This year I will join my sister in Tampa for a celebration. I can‟t believe my sister is 61! ) In this weekend bulletin I want to introduce two new features: View from the Pew and Stewardship Reflections. (Both of these features are also available to read on the parish website, www.stjosephmarionil.com.) In the future I hope that periodically we have other Views from the Pews. This feature spotlights the faith witness of one of our parishioners. After my years in serving as pastor at St. Joseph Church and other parishes, I have come to a better appreciation of deep faith and commitment that the folks in the pews have. I am very pleased that Lori Power has shared part of her story with us. Lori is the keyboardist for our choir and with her husband, John, chairs our Liturgy Committee. The Stewardship Reflection is a thought to ponder in regards to our call to be stewards, disciples of the Lord, sharing the gifts of time, talent and treasure. ) I am very pleased that next Saturday, our first annual Valentine Wedding Anniversary Celebration will honor 20 couples, celebrating one year anniversary to 60 plus years. I am so grateful to the committee of Reitha and Gary Butson, Angela and Matt Lees, Patty and Dick Heckel, Keith Kern and Carmi Hill for all the planning and work they are putting into this event. ) Did you know that the profits of the Monday evening bingo at the KC Hall comes to St. Joseph Church? If you are looking to have an exciting Monday evening, play bingo at the KC Hall.--G51--BINGO! 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time Reverend Monsignor Thomas D. Flach will be 70 on February 3, 2015! Happy Birthday!
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