bulletin2-15-15 - Church of Saint Anne`s

P.O. Box 99, 441 Hazel Ave East, Kimball, MN 55353
E-MAIL: [email protected]
PHONE: 398-2211
WEBSITE: www.churchofsaintannes.com
PASTOR: Rev. Thomas Olson – 398-2229
FAX: 398-3860
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Betty Nystrom – 398-2211
February 15, 2015
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Mission Statement: We, the people of St. Anne’s Parish, together with the Diocese of St. Cloud and the Roman Catholic
Church, are called to know, love and serve God through Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit. Our mission is to
educate ourselves and our children and to carry on Christ’s ministry in our daily life as His members.
Reconciliation: Saturday at 4:30pm.
Weddings: Engaged couples should see the pastor at least 6 months before the planned wedding date.
Anointing of the Sick: Call the parish office for homebound/hospitalized.
Secretary’s Hours: Lana Vossen - Mon., Thurs. 8:30-12:00 & Wed, 8:30-4:00 (Bulletin materials must be in by Thurs.AM)
Diocesan Web Site: www.stclouddiocese.org
February 16
February 17
February 18
February 19
February 20
February 21
February 22
8:00 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
8:30 a.m.
5:30 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m.
after Mass
No Mass
5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.
+Adeline & Alphonse Kuechle
Ash Wednesday
+Frank & Christina Vossen
Ash Wednesday
+Dorothy Adolph
Ash Wednesday
Thursday after Ash Wednesday
Stations of the Cross
Friday after Ash Wednesday
First Sunday of Lent
+Jim & Theresa Zahler
First Sunday of Lent
+Carol Fuchs
Weekend Masses at St. Nicholas are Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 10:00 a.m.
Feb. 21,
Kay Cronin, Lois Jensen
5:00 p.m.
Mary Spaulding
Feb. 22,
8:00 a.m.
Chad Provo, Ann Provo
Tracy Theis
Sue Maus
Mariella Arnold Dunkin Westrich
James Mancini
56 Envelopes of 277
3 Envelopes of 112
Funeral fund
St. Cloud Visitor
Parking Lot
STEWARDSHIP THOUGHT: Thank you for the bountiful
blessings you shower on us each day. Today, I will
follow your example of generosity as I return this
portion to you. I trust that you will always give me
exactly what I need to sustain me.
PRAY FOR THESE PEOPLE of the parish and community
who have asked for our prayers: Fr. Jerry Nordick, Kevin
Dockendorf, Joyce Olson, Carrie Lyrek, Dana
VonWahlde, Cheryl Gibeau, Amy Baker and Linda
Ritchie. Also pray for the women and men serving in
the armed forces. Your contact persons are 236-7947,
398-7525 (also the prayer line) or the parish office 3982211.
Abbey Schiefelbein
Bailee Schiefelbein
Pat Brandt
Dan Konz
Cindy Stelten
Bill Spies
Bev Spies
Irene Maske
Sunday, February 22nd – St. Anne’s Church, Serving
from 8:00 – 12:00. Menu includes:
Eggs, Sausage, Pancakes and Hash
Proceeds Benefit St. Anne’s Religious
Education Program and the Kimball Food Shelf.
Help us to Help Others as we Serve God.
ASH WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 18TH begins the Season of
Lent. Masses will be 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. at St.
Anne’s and 7:30 p.m. at St. Nicholas. Ash Wednesday is
a day of fast (only one full meal for adults between the
ages of 18 and 60) and abstinence (abstaining from all
meat) for all persons 14 years and older.
CRS RICE BOWL: Our parish will be participating in CRS
Rice Bowl, Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten program as a
way to encounter Jesus through others, especially
through the most vulnerable in our world. Rice Bowls
will be available on the table in the gathering area.
Please be sure to take home a Rice Bowl and use this
fun and easy resource to deepen your family’s Lenten
experience and make a difference in the lives of the
STATIONS OF THE CROSS will be prayed on Wednesdays
after the 8:30 a.m. Mass through the Lenten Season,
except on Ash Wednesday.
It is a wonderful
opportunity to turn 30 minutes into a fulfilling Lenten
THE ANNUAL DIOCESAN APPEAL is a call to look beyond
ourselves and support the greater Catholic community
of the Diocese of Saint Cloud. Trust in God, who’s
generosity abounds, and in Jesus Christ, who dwells
within you. Thank you for giving to the Appeal!
ALL FRIDAYS DURING LENT are days of abstinence
(abstaining from meat for all persons age 14 years and
GOSPEL CONNECTION: Sixth Sunday of the Year
Mom and Dad’s 50th
For their 50th wedding anniversary, their
children and grandchildren surprised them with a party
at a local restaurant. The kids rented a beautiful
function room, planned a terrific dinner, and invited
family and friends.
Just before dinner was served, Mom and Dad
were escorted to their table. Then the grandkids went
to work. The lights dimmed and on a large screen
appeared their wedding picture from that unforgettable
day fifty years ago. Then came picture after picture,
memory after memory, of fifty years of joy, of struggle,
of learning, of growth – the blessings and challenges
that are the story of every marriage. With every
picture, the voices of sons and daughters and
grandchildren and friends shared touching memories
and stories of what this couple meant to them. Some
touching, some poignant, some funny – but all
expressing heart-felt gratitude for the blessing this
couple had on their lives.
Even the restaurant staff – whom have heard it
all before – stopped serving and listened and watched
these images and stories of God making his love known
in and through this marriage.
Their generosity of spirit and greatness of heart
make this couple’s golden wedding anniversary an
occasion of gratitude and joy for all the people in their
lives. In their love and care for each other, so many
others realized the love of God in their own lives. We
all possess within us that same kind of love that calls us
beyond our own needs and wants, the kind of
compassion that can transform the darkest situations by
the light of hope. Such love is the very life and love of
God that the disciples see in the transfigured Jesus in
today’s Gospel. Christ calls us who would be his
disciples to allow his love within us to “transfigure,” in
our own lives, despair into hope, sadness into joy,
anguish into healing, and estrangement into
For the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday
Mardi Gras (“Fat Tuesday”) and Carnival (“Farewell to
Meat”) precede Ash Wednesday and Lent around the
world, even where lent has ceased to have much
religious meaning. It was natural to develop a festival, a
“last fling,” before the prayerful fasting and abstinence
of Lent.
How can we give this day before Ash Wednesday some
religious meaning for us?
Blessed are you, Lord God of all Creation, for it is from
your goodness that we have this day to celebrate on the
threshold of the Season of Lent.
Tomorrow we will fast and abstain from meat.
Today we feast.
We thank you for the abundance of gifts you shower
upon us.
We thank you especially for one another.
As we give you thanks, we are mindful of those who
have so much less than we do.
As we share these wonderful gifts together, we commit
ourselves to greater generosity toward those who need
our support.
Prepare us for tomorrow.
Tasting the fullness of what we have today, let us
experience some hunger tomorrow.
May our fasting make us more alert and may it heighten
our consciousness so that we might be ready to hear
your Word and respond to your call.
As our feasting fills us with gratitude so may our fasting
and abstinence hollow out in us a place for deeper
desires and an attentiveness to hear the cry of the poor.
May our self-denial turn our hearts to you and give us a
new freedom for generous service to others.
We ask you these graces with our hearts full of delight
and stirring with readiness for the journey ahead.
We ask them with confidence in the name of Jesus the
KOINONIA RETREAT: Are you thinking about doing
something for yourself to enrich your faith journey this
Lent? Koinonia is a community experience in Christian
living designed especially for adults 20 and older. It is a
Catholic Retreat program sponsored by the St. Cloud
Diocese. The next retreat will be held on March 13-15,
Fr. David Grundman and Fr. Jim Maderak will be the
Spiritual Directors. We still have room for you. The
weekend starts at 5:30 p.m. Friday and ends Sunday
evening about 5:00 p.m.
Application can be
downloaded from the website: centralmnkoinonia.org
or by calling LeRoy and Mary Lou Raden at 320-2932080.
St. Nicholas Church Breakfast on Sunday, February 15th
from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.
Chili & Soup Cook Off at Holy Cross School on February
28 from 5-8pm at the school. Prizes for best chili, soup
and best decorated booth. Euchre tournament and
games. To enter or for more information contact 320398-7885 or [email protected]
KIMBALL LIONS FISH FRY is Friday, February 20th from
4:00 – 8:00 p.m. All you can eat!! Held at the Kimball
Legion Club on Hwy 15. All proceeds will go the KHS
Band and Choir Trip.