Bulletin - Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church

Our Lady of Sorrows Church
February 8, 2015
From the Pastor’s Desk
My Dear People:
Advanced Notice: The date has been set to
restore Communion under both species – the
first Sunday of Lent. Again, we thank Kent
Graeve for all the scheduling of Extraordinary
Ministers, servers, and lectors, and we thank
the three sets of ministers just mentioned for
reading the schedules and fulfilling their
commitment. Just a reminder, that if one is
still concerned about various viruses, there is
a complete option to receive only one
species. Jesus is completely present under
either of the species.
At the 6:30 a.m. daily Mass there must be 75
people present, and they are presently spread
out over the whole naïve of the church. At
the sign of peace, we look at individuals and
wave to them. Hand shaking is one way to
spread germs, and as long as we are in that
season, there is no need for the physical
contact, though it does have meaning.
The Church has always lived by the goodness
of those who volunteer for the religious life or
lay state, helping the community in a parish
with instructions of the young and, I especially
stress, choirs. In this regard: BREAKING
NEWS! After 40 years of unmitigated service
directing the Folk Group at the 6 p.m. Mass,
the two 40 year champs, Ann Hardin and
Jenny Sims, have given up the leadership. If
you are called or know someone who might
be called to take over, please call Ann at
222-7510 or Jenny at 823-0114.
Music, Alexandra “Sasha” Naylor, has also
decided to leave us. A committee has been
formed to search for our new Director of
Music/Organist. Sasha has worked tirelessly
for OLS for 14 years. She started the Our
Lady of Sorrows Day celebration, which we
celebrate each September, and her
dedication and goodness will be missed. We
wish her all the best in her next adventure!
I can still hear Bishop Foley’s voice ringing in
my ears from his dynamic presentation on the
JOY OF THE GOSPEL. There are 20 CDs in
the vestibule for the taking and listening. Call
the office if we run out.
With prayers and blessings,
Father Muller
Monday, Feb. 9
Tuesday, Feb. 10
Wednesday, Feb. 11
Thursday, Feb. 12
Friday, Feb. 13
Saturday, Feb. 14
Sunday, Feb. 15
Ida Wilker
Bee Atkinson
Sp. Int. Ashleigh Thornton
Special Intention
Bee Atkinson
Sp. Int. Stephen Bissot
Lena Carruba
Jake Monte
Kate Foster
Special Intention
Walter Cooney
Sp. Int. Caroline Saia
Dean Romano, Sr.
Joseph J. Milazzo
Josephine Sicola
Elizabeth Saia
Frank D’Agro
Donald Taccone
People of the Parish
William Thomas, IV
Special Intention
Kathleen Herald, John
Schilleci, Eddie Smith, A. J.
Carpri, Melanie Smith
Gilchrist, Bill Barnes, Jason
Barksdale, Lee Maniscalco,
Hassell Marcus
10:14). For more information, please call Kim
Stephens at 823-8886.
The Chapel needs permanent Committed
Adorers for:
Tuesday at 2:00 PM (To Share Hour)
Wednesday at 3:00 PM (To Share Hour)
Thursday at 1:00 PM (To Share Hour)
Friday at 6:00 PM (To Share Hour)
Saturday at 5:00 PM
Our goal is to have at least 2 people on each
hour. These are the hours needed, but do
select an hour that best fits your schedule.
Please call Mary Claire Brouillette at
871-2909 or Trudy Carpri at 945-0742.
“Any time spent before the Eucharistic
presence, be it long or short, is the best-spent
time of our lives.” (Saint Catherine of Genoa–
1447 to 1510)
PSR Family Dinner and Benediction
Wednesday, February 11th
6-8 p.m. in the Parish Hall.
For more information visit our website at
www.ourladyofsorrowspsr.com under the
What’s New tab.
Everyone is welcome to attend Adult
Education: Renew & Rejoice on Sunday,
February 22. Our speaker will be Father
Paschal Mary Yohe, MFVA. His topic will be
Diving into the Our Father. The gathering
begins in the Parish Hall at 9:45 a.m. with
fellowship and light refreshments.
We will not meet on Sunday, February 15.
Adult Education and the OLS Knights of
Columbus invite everyone to a special
evening to enhance the Lenten Season.
Diane Penney will present Meditations on
the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary on
Wednesday, February 25. The night begins
at 6:45 p.m. in the Parish Hall. It is a multimedia sensory presentation.
The 2015 Day of Recollection will be held
on Friday, February 27. All ladies of the
parish are invited to join the Altar Sodality for
a Lenten day of prayer and penance.
Benediction will begin at 8:45 a.m. with
confessions and the Sacrament of the Sick at
9 a.m. Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m.
Lunch will be served in the Parish Hall at
11:15 a.m. Our speaker will begin at 12 Noon.
An $8 donation is requested to cover the cost
of lunch. For reservations contact your Altar
Guild Representative, or Angela Cashio (9798989), or Ann Rohling (822-8694) at
[email protected]
Children’s Eucharistic Adoration
Please join us for Children’s Eucharistic
Adoration on Wednesday, February 11, from
10 – 10:30 a.m. in the church. Children of all
ages are welcome, including newborns and
infants. This time is a wonderful opportunity
to encourage your child’s faith and prayer life
while fulfilling Christ’s command to “. . . Let
the little children come to me . . .” (Mark
The OLS Altar Sodality invites all
parishioners to join us as we pray the Rosary
on Tuesday, February 10. We will meet at
8:15 a.m. (immediately following the 7:30
Mass). You are encouraged to bring written
prayer requests and prayers of thanksgiving.
All prayers will be placed in a basket, which
will be taken to the Chapel of Our Savior.
Children are welcome. We hope that you will
come to pray with us.
Madonna and Child Guild will meet on
Friday, February 13, at 9 a.m. Our speaker
will be Kim Stephens and her topic will be
Eucharistic Adoration. To reserve your child’s
spot in the nursery, contact Chi Ranieri at
[email protected]
The Immaculate Heart of Mary Guild will
meet on Tuesday, February 10, at 6:30 p.m.
in the Sodality Room.
Our Lady of Grace Guild will meet Monday,
February 9, in the Sodality Room. Sister
Marie Leonard will give a reflective talk
entitled “Sparks of the Divine: Gifted by God.”
We will also collect magazines and travelsized items for the Centennial Lodge and
canned goods for the Catholic Center of
Concern. Hostesses will provide appetizers,
drinks, and desserts; please bring your own
sandwich. All women of the parish are
welcome. Call Teresa Flynn at 205-979-2955
for more information.
What’s Goin on
In High School Youth Group?
Feb. 8: Faith Formation at 10 a.m. Youth
Mass at 6 p.m. Youth Group, “Spent: A
Focus on Tithing” at 7 p.m.
Hey, Middle Schoolers! Join us Sunday in
the Parish Hall for our youth group EDGE!
The night goes from 7-8:30 p.m. and dinner is
provided. Visit www.OLSyouth.com for more
The Elementary Children’s Ministry will
meet on Friday, February 20, from 6-7:30
p.m. in the Family Life Center. We invite all
1st - 5th graders to join us in celebrating Lent.
Dinner will be provided for all participants and
their families. Please RSVP with Chi Ranieri
at [email protected] or text 9157570.
Family Honor, Inc. will present Real Love
& Real Life at Our Lady of Sorrows on
Saturday, February 28, from 9 a.m. until 4:30
p.m. in the Family Life Center. Parents and
their 7th & 8th graders will have the opportunity
to connect and communicate about God’s gift
of sexuality, chastity, dating and marriage,
fertility appreciation, friendships, and lots
more. The deadline for registering is
February 14. Space is limited, so register
online at www.familyhonor.org. There is no
charge for this program. For more information
contact Mrs. Anne McMahon (936-9183) at
[email protected], or Mrs. Kyle
Becher in Huntsville (256-479-5630) at
[email protected]
If you are still interested in the trip to Italy
with Fr. Jaya, it is not too late to sign up.
The trip is scheduled for May 22, through
June 1. The last day to sign up is Monday,
February 16, with a $500 deposit. The cost
for the trip is $3999.00 per person, which
includes airfare, and breakfast and dinner
each day. You can contact Proximo Travel at
508-340-9370 or 855-842-8001. You can
also call Fr. Jaya in the Church Office at 8718121.
Looking for a Lenten alms giving
opportunity? OLS needs your help! OLS
and other parishes are coming together to
build a Habitat home in honor of Pope
Francis. We are at the “Carpenter” level and
OLS has committed $5000 and 25 volunteers
to help build this home. The date is Saturday,
February 28, from 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. No
skills required; anyone 14 years old and older
can participate, and you can come for as little
as 4 hours. To sign up, contact Marc Corsini
at [email protected] or 222-4622 or
Kent Graeve at [email protected] or