Light of the World - St. Anne`s School, Wabasso

Light of the
Pregnancy Care Numbers:
Care Net 800-395-4357
Birthline 800-786-0200
Birthright 800-550-4900
Parish Office – Wabasso
Fr. Anthony Hesse - Residence
St. Anne’s School
St. Anne’s Fax
E-mail: [email protected]
St. Mary’s Church
St. Mathias Church
Our Lady of Victory
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SUN, MAR 1st:
6:00 p.m. Following Christ Series at St. Anne
MON, MAR 2nd: No Mass
TUE, MAR 3rd:
6:00 p.m. at St. Mary + Anna, Clara, & Ryan Rohlik
5:00-6:00 Adoration at St. Mary
7:00 p.m. Administrative Mtg. at St. Mary
WED, MAR 4th: 8:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory + Agnes Ousky
10:00 a.m. at Golden Living Center + John & Armella Guetter
6:00 p.m. Youth Council Mtg.
6:15 p.m. Taco Supper at St. Anne
7:00 p.m. Stations at St. Anne
THU, MAR 5th: 8:30 a.m. at St. Anne (School Mass) + Hazel & Isaiah Thooft
FRIST FRI, MAR 6th: 8:00 a.m. at St. Mathias + Richard Rohlik Benediction at 11:15
Stations of the Cross
1:30 p.m. St. Anne’s School
7:00 p.m. OLV – Deacon Mike
7:00 p.m. St. Mary – Fr. Tony
7:00 p.m. St. Mathias – Parish
SAT, MAR 7th:
SUN, MAR 8th:
Wedding of Adam Guetter & Melanie Brand
5:00 p.m. at St. Mary for the Area Faith Community
7:00 p.m. at St. Mathias + Rose Irlbeck
Daylight Savings Time Begins
8:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory + Leo Macht
10:00 a.m. at St. Anne + Joe & Emma Johanneck
Dn 9:4b-10/Lk 6:36-38
Is 1:10, 16-20/Mt 23:1-12
Jer 18:18-20/Mt 20:17-28
Jer 17:5-10/Lk 16:19-31
Gn 37:3-4,12-13a,17b-28a
Mt 21:33-43,45-46
Sat: Mi 7:14-15,18-20/Lk 15:1-3,11-32
Sun: Ex 20:1-17/1 Cor 1:22-25
Jn 2:13-25
Before daily Mass and at 4:30 p.m. before 5 p.m. Mass on Saturday
Welcome!! We are glad you came to join with us in our worship today. We hope that you have
felt God’s love in a new, refreshing way…
From Fr. Tony
This weekend’s Gospel is about the Transfiguration. As I
mentioned a couple of weeks ago in the bulletin, I will be
working the TEC Retreat (March 21-23) in Bird Island this
year as the spiritual director. If anyone is interested, or
has questions, do not hesitate to talk to me. Although this
Gospel is usually the one for that TEC weekend, this year
the retreat takes place a few weeks later. Nonetheless, I
would like to share how God works in our lives. As we
heard this weekend’s Gospel, Jesus shared and revealed
something amazing to Peter, James, and John. He gave
them a glimpse of His divinity. Not only were they
mesmerized by what they saw and witnessed, but they did
not want to leave that place. However, at Mass we
experience something more special than what they saw.
We not only see Jesus in the Holy Eucharist, but we also
are able to receive Him, but sadly we oftentimes ignore
our blessed experience. For some of us, we ignore or even
avoid this experience altogether by not coming to Mass.
For example, Our Lady of Victor has 258 parishioners, but
on average our weekend attendance is only 150. St.
Anne’s has 672 parishioners, but on average our weekend
attendance is only 272. St. Mary’s has 239 parishioners,
but on average our weekend attendance is only 103. St.
Mathias has 290 parishioners but on average our weekend
attendance is only 124. Although I am grateful that people
are coming, our numbers show that our churches should be
The reason I am bringing this up is because this past week
I attended a workshop at Pastoral Leader Days that talked
about Evangelization. We heard about the importance of
getting the message of God’s love out there.
“Evangelization is in fact the grace and vocation proper to
the Church, her deepest identity. She exists in order to
evangelize, that is to say, in order to preach and teach, to
be the channel of the gift of grace, to reconcile sinners
with God, and to perpetuate Christ's sacrifice in the Mass,
which is the memorial of His death and glorious
resurrection.” (Evangelii Nuntiandi #14)
Therefore, all of us, not just priests, are to evangelize. As
Catholics, we are so blessed to have Jesus in our midst in
the Eucharist, every weekend and every day for that
matter. Our vocation (our calling) is to be holy. One of
those ways we can be holy is to be excited about our
Lord’s presence and to invite others to Him. Please join
me as we continue to evangelize and fill the Church with
His people. God-willing, we will have a full Church
praising God and heralding St. Peter’s proclamation as
well, “Rabbi, it is good that we are here!” (Mk 9:5)
In Christ through His Mother, Fr. Tony
St. Anne St. Mary OLV
St. Mathias
$ 3,255.00 $ 565.00 $ 786.00 $ 1,192.00
Children $
23.25 $
3.50 $ 11.00 $
83.00 $ 48.75 $ 56.00 $ 34.00
“It is easy to say, “Here I am, Lord,” when we are
kneeling in church. Can we just as easily answer, “Here I
am, Lord.” When we go home, when a neighbor needs our
help, when a fellow parishioner asks us to join a
committee, or when a letter asks for our financial help?
These are often exactly the places where Jesus calls us to
“That man is truly humble who converts humiliation
into humility.
– St. Bernard
“Take time to laugh for it is the music of the soul.”
“We are encouraged to listen to Jesus, the Beloved Son
of God. Take time to listen in prayer. What do you hear
Jesus saying to you?”
Fr. Cornelius Ezeiloaku, John Kodet
Fr. Frerick Fink, For all Candidates
Fr. Robert Goblirsch, For Religious Vocations
Fr. John Goggin, Dcn. Jacob Niemand
Msgr. Douglas Grams, Shawn Polman
Fr. Richard Gross, Tanner Thooft
Fr. Eugene Hackert, Troy Timmerman
St. Anne’s School Calendar Cash Drawing
winners: Sponsored by Catholic United Financial
Feb 23: Gary Rohlik
Feb 24: Erica Pope
March 2015
Feb 25: Ava Nielson
30 15 15 15 15 15 15
Feb 26: Sarah Klann
30 15 15 15 15 15 15
Feb 27: Jim Goblirsch
30 15 15 15 15 15 15
30 15 15 15 15 15 15
Feb 28: Bea Shemon
30 15 15
Mar 1: Tony Franta
Adam Guetter and Melanie Brand
will be married on March 7, 2015 at
St. Anne, Wabasso
Servers Practice for all serving at Mass
will be: Sat., March 14 at 9 a.m. St. Anne’s
& 11 a.m. St. Mathias and on Sat., March 28
at 9 a.m. St. Mary and 11 a.m. OLV. Please be there!!
To the Area Faith Community Family
Food For The Poor wishes to thank you for the
welcome you extended to Fr. Wilderotter on our recent
visit to your parishes. On behalf of our less fortunate
brothers and sisters of Latin America
the Caribbean,
$ and.00
we thank you for having shared in their lives. They, and
you, are blessed by your generosity.
In Christ, The Food For the Poor Family
Please keep the following dates in mind for some important
event that will be taking place. We encourage you to join
us for these events:
March 2: COF Court #1176 mtg. in St. Anne’s Hall
March 2: CUF meeting in St. Anne’s Foyer
March 9: Bishop Lucker Lecture 7 p.m. at St. Catherine’s
March 10: OLV Administrative Mtg.
March 12: CCW Region II Spring Gathering in Morgan
March 14: St. Anne’s Mass at 5:00 p.m.
March 15: St. Mary’s Chicken Dinner Mass at 10 a.m.
March 19: St. Mathias CCW Mtg following 6:30 p.m. Mass
March 24: Area Pastoral Council mtg. at OLV
March 26: Chrism Mass in Willmar
April 2-5: Triduum
St. Anne's School Catholic Schools Raffle
All sales will be ended on March 5. If you would like
to purchase tickets stop by St. Anne’s school before the
deadline. Thank you for your support!
First Annual Capital Campaign Dinner Planned
Mark your calendars for Sunday, April 19, when the
first annual Capital Campaign Dinner, “Building Together
for God’s Children”, will take place. The purpose of the
campaign is to raise funds for capital expenditures relating
to school building maintenance and improvements. Three
improvements have been targeted: building accessibility
improvements, bathroom renovations, and re-tuckpointing of exterior masonry.
“Wild, Wild West” is the theme so shine up your boots
and buckles, saddle on up and ride out for a rootin’tootin’ good time. A prime rib dinner with all the fixin’s
will be served alongside a little hootin’ and hollerin’
entertainment, followed by both a silent and live auction.
The roundup will be held at the Wabasso Community
Center with social hour beginning at 5:30 pm. Tickets can
be purchased for $75 per person by givin’ us a holler at the
school office - 507-342-5389. If you are not able to attend
but are interested in supporting our cause, consider making
a contribution to the silent or live auction. St. Anne’s has
nurtured thousands of children in their faith and academics
throughout the years. Through this annual campaign, we
hope to ensure that thousands more may have the
opportunity to “Enter to learn Christ, and Exit to serve
Recent fundraising has been a huge success. Income
from the Catholic Schools Week Carnival totaled $7367.
Expenses were $885, leaving a profit of $6482. These
funds help to cover general school operating costs. A
special thank you to the carnival chairs, Bob and Rindy
Filzen and John and Nicole Deprez. The Blujet basketball
tournament was also a huge success. Income from the
tournament was $3272 with expenses at $250. Profit from
this event was $3022. These funds are used to cover
expenses related to field trips, lyceums, and of course, the
much needed new basketball uniforms purchased this year.
Thanks to chairs Mary Franta and Rindy Filzen, coaches
and all those who helped to make these events a success.
We are so blessed with your generosity.
God bless, Mary Franta, Principal
10th Grade will be taking part in the liturgy at St.
Anne’s on Sunday, March 8th.
Please mark your
There will be a Youth Council meeting on Wed., March
4th at 6 p.m. This will include supper.
Come and support the Catholic Heart Work Camp
participants. They will be serving a free will supper at
St. Anne's each Wed. at 6:15 p.m. during Lent before
Stations of the Cross which will be at 7p.m. This weeks'
menu will be tacos.
Please remember the military and families
and the sick in your prayers.
Military: Tyler Derickson, Kyle Hillenbrand, Adam
Jenniges, Jeremy Jenniges, Luke Jensen, Noel (Plaetz)
Kubat, Zachery Miller, Cameron Pohlen, Gabrielle
Rohlik, James Ryer, Jeff Salfer, Eric & Jen Schueller,
DeeAnn (Guetter) Stalvey, Cody Stoltenburg, Christopher
M. Valentine, Dana Vollmer.
Guidelines for Praying for the Sick – A) Names are
placed on the prayer list for three weeks. B) Names can be
listed as often as one wishes but the request must be
renewed each time by calling the office 342-5190.
Week 1: Molly Fischer, Marcene King, Jackie Schlenner,
Special Intention, Roger Wall, Marcia Knott
Week 2: Veronica Johanneck, John & Ruth Franta, Jill
Mahlow, Diane Warner, Mary Warner, Carol
Week 3: Rita Price, Jerome Lensing, Sally Mathiowetz,
Robert Fischer, Gavin Quinby
Thank you for the cards and concern shown me, and
especially the prayers offered for me during my
A special thank you to the good
Samaritans who have been moving snow, we have no idea
who you are, but want you
to know you are greatly appreciated, and to all our
wonderful family who continue to put their lives on hold
for me. I have left the hospital, but continue to need
extensive rehab. It’s been a long road, but I continue to
improve, thanks to your prayers.
Jan Brown
CCW News for Lent: Take the Journey of Love
The Voice of Love - Telephone two or three people
each day for a short chat just to say what they mean to
you, or to say “Thank You” or “I’m Sorry.”
Thursday mornings at 9 a.m., we will have coffee, juice
and time discussing the book "Walking with Purpose" at
Dawn Rohlik’s home. This is an open discussion. Come
and join us!
Region II Spring Gathering is Thursday, March 12, 2015
at St. Michael’s in Morgan. It starts at 6:00 with Mass
followed by supper and speaker Kris Anderson, the topic
is “Finding Joy in a Negative World”. Kris team talked
last year with Lisa Pelzel. Kris is Spiritual Commission
Chair for the diocese. Contact your local CCW president
to register.
Please consider making the 2015 Spring 40 Days For
Life Campaign from Feb. 18 through March 29, 2015 a
part of your Lenten experience. The 40 Days For Life
Campaign is firmly rooted on a foundation of prayer and
fasting. We fervently believe that prayer and fasting will
end abortion and your prayers will be very much needed
and appreciated.
With each campaign, God continues to answer our
prayers by saving babies and closing abortion facilities.
Since 40 Days For Life Campaigns began in 2007, 9699
babies have been saved from abortion, 107 abortion
workers have quit, and 60 abortion facilities have closed.
Locations in MN to pray outside of an abortion facility
during this Spring campaign are in Robbinsdale, Rochester
and St. Cloud, and in SD, Sioux Falls.
Please go to for more information
and daily devotionals during the spring campaign or if
interested in attending a prayer vigil outside an abortion
facility, please contact Melanie Schumacher at 507-4304827. Thank you.
AFC Reverence for Life Melanie Schumacher
Send Birthday Cards to Betty Russell
on her 80th Birthday on March 11. Address:
25257 350th St., Redwood Falls, MN 56283
The Wabasso Public Library will kick off its Spring
Gardening Series on Thursday, March 5th with a program
about Square Foot Gardening with naturalist Alisha
Flemming. This program is at 1:30 p.m. in the afternoon
n and is at the Wabasso Public Library. Come and learn
how you can grow the same amount of vegetables in only
20% of the space of a single row garden. This program is
free and open to the public.
Foundation have incentive programs and distribute money
to food shelves based on the food shelf’s March Campaign
participation results. Donations of cash can be mailed to
WAFER, P.O. Box 63, Wabasso, MN 56293. Food
donations can be taken to the food shelf when it is open or
there may be a box in the back of your church to deposit
nonperishable food. The food shelf is open every
Thursday morning from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and the first
Thursday of the month from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. You may
be wondering who can use the food shelf. If you are a
family of one and have an income of $22,340.00 or less
you are eligible. You may add $8,000 for each additional
family member in your family to be eligible.
Wabasso Lions Club Spring Breakfast will be on
Sunday, March 8 serving from 9:30-12:30 at the Wabasso
Community Center. The menu consists of eggs, sausage,
rolls, toast, juice and coffee. Proceeds are used for
community projects.
Please join us at the Wabasso Public Library for
another travel series program on Tuesday, March 10th at
7:00 p.m. Joyce Plaetz will visit with us about her recent
Mediterranean cruise that she went on with her sisters and
the many wonderful memories that they shared
together. Bring a friend!
WAFER the local Food Shelf is participating in the
MN FoodShare March Campaign a program of the Greater
Minneapolis Council of Churches to fight hunger. We are
asking congregations in this area to join in the effort
around the theme “Be the Hero, Fight Hunger.” With
your help we can keep the food shelf stocked with food.
All donations of food or money stay at the local food shelf
which is at St. Mathew Lutheran Church, 210 CSAH 6,
Wabasso, MN.
MN FoodShare and the Feinstein
MINISTERS AT THE ALTAR – Sun, March 8 at 10:00 a.m.
10th Grade
10th Grade Extra. Min: Jolene Samyn, Charlotte Salfer, Sheila Salfer, Melvin Schueller, Kathy Wall
School Mass March 5: Sherry Plaetz, Sue Andersen, Penny Wall, Mary Franta, Candy Sobocinski
Sherry Plaetz Song Leader Mark Guetter
Home Com
Jim & Joan Treml
Money Count Ann & Gladys Money Depositors Candy & Vicky
Driver Zollner
10th Grade
Church Care March 6: Jon Baune, Kevin & Cindy Baune, Nathan & Jenifer Baune
March 13: Ron & Jane Baune, Steve & Janelle Berg
There will be a Catholic United Financial mtg. on Monday, March 2 at 7 p.m. in the St. Anne's Church
Foyer. All members are invited to attend.
COF Court #1176 mtg. in St. Anne’s Church Hall on March 2 at 7 p.m.
 2015 CCW Dues are due by March 1st. Dues are $15 for regular members and $10 for honorary
members. You may put them in an envelope in the Sunday collection or drop off at the Parish Office.
Thank you!
 Mission Quilting will be on Tuesday mornings. Your help is appreciated!!
MINISTERS AT THE ALTAR – Sat, March 7 at 5:00 p.m.
Thomas Turbes, Kyle McKeown, Andrew Iverson
Gina McKeown Extra. Min: Karen Maertens, Ann Goche, Julie Kramer, Connie Johanneck
Scott Bernardy
Home Com Dcn. Mike
Church Care March 7: Jaye Turbes, Chris Turbes, Val Wagner
St Mary’s parish members: It is time to remember our 2015 “Shepherd of the Field”, Rev. William H.
Bowles. His birthday is March 6th. Please take the time to remember him with a card or a note thanking
him for his service to the people of the New Ulm Diocese. His address is: Rev. William H. Bowles
St John the Baptist Church, 4595 Bayview Dr., Fort Lauderdale FL 33308- 5330
 There will be a Catholic United Financial mtg. on Monday, March 2 at 7 p.m. in the St. Anne's church
foyer. All members are invited to attend.
 St Mary’s CCW will meet on March 16 at 7 p.m. If interested in going to Spring Gathering at Morgan
on March 12, call Julie Kramer at 507-828-1119 by March 6.
 CCW Scholarship applications are available in the back of church and due by March 15. Any questions
call Karen 984-5677
 Mission Quilting will be on Tuesday at 9 a.m. Bring sack lunch for noon. Come all or part of the day.
 Quilt tops are available for sewing on corner stand in Kumfert Hall
MINISTERS AT THE ALTAR – Sat, March 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Myra Hertling, Nicholas Irlbeck, Rebecca Klann
Dean Schumacher Extra. Min: Melody Altermatt, David Moldan, Lucy Moldan, Dan & Rita O’Callaghan
Tom & Deb Altermatt
Greeters/Gift Peter & Susan Bierl
Church Care Peter & Susan Bierl
Snow Shoveling Bob Berg, Chad Bierl, Peter Bierl
Mission Sewing will be on Wednesday, March 4 at 1 p.m. Everyone welcome.
We still need a parish representative from St. Mathias for the Area Faith Community picture directory.
If you can help, contact Carrie Bliss.
MINISTERS AT THE ALTAR – Sun, March 8 at 8:00 a.m.
Tayler Thompson, Emma & Caden Filzen
Robert Plaetz Extra. Min: Jim & Mona Ourada, Bob & Julie Plaetz, Darla Rohlik
Jason Norcutt Family
Church Care Chr. Lorine Goblirsch, Rose & Kayla Kramer, Nancy Plaetz
Our Lady of Victory Catholic United Financial Council will hold their quarterly meeting on Sunday,
March 8 in the Mother’s Room following the 8 a.m. Mass. Members please join and help plan upcoming
fundraisers for Catholic Education.
 Region II Spring Gathering is Thursday, March 12, 2015 at St. Michael’s in Morgan. Ladies if you
want to go contact Annette. Our parish CCW will pay your $10.00 registration.
 Please call Nancy Plaetz at 747-2728 if you are interested in obtaining a scholarship application thru the
NUDCCW Scholarship Fund. This CCW program offers money for workshops, classes and convention
registrations which aid individuals in our parish to further their education and enhance their spirituality.
Deadline for mailing an application is March 15.
 Ladies if you are 65 and want to be taken off the circle list, contact Annette. Dues for 2015 are $25 and
$10 for Star members and those on the Funeral Committee.
 Quilting will begin on Tuesdays at 1 p.m.
March 2015
1 Masses
8 a.m. OLV
10 a.m. St. Anne
2 No Mass
3 Mass
6 p.m. St. Mary
5-6 p.m.
Mtg at St. Mary
4 Masses
8 a.m. OLV
10 a.m. Golden
6 p.m. Youth
St. Anne
Supper 6:15 &
Stations at 7
5 Mass
8:30 a.m. St. Anne
School Mass
8 Masses
Daylight Saving
8 a.m. OLV
10 a.m. St. Anne
9 No Mass
7 p.m.
10 Mass
6 p.m. St. Mary
5-6 p.m.
Mtg at OLV
11 Masses
8 a.m. OLV
10 a.m.
St. Anne
Supper 6:15 &
Stations at 7
12 Mass
8:30 a.m. St. Anne
School Mass
15 Masses
8 a.m. OLV
10 a.m. St. Mary
St. Mary’s Chicken
1 p.m. 1st
Communion Mtg at
St. Anne
16 No Mass
6:30 p.m.
17 Mass
6 p.m. St. Mary
5-6 p.m.
18 Masses
8 a.m. OLV
10 a.m.
St. Anne
Supper 6:15 &
Stations at 7
22 Masses
8 a.m. OLV
10 a.m. St. Anne
23 No Mass
29 Palm Sunday
following all
Masses for 1 hr.
8 a.m. OLV
10 a.m. St. Anne
Reconciliation for
30 No Mass
8 a.m. St. Mathias
Benediction 11:15
1:30 St. Anne
7 p.m. OLV – Dc
7 p.m. St. Mathias
– Par
7 p.m. St. Mary –
13 Mass
8 a.m. St. Mathias
1:30 St. Anne
7 p.m. OLV - Par
7 p.m. St. Mathias Fr
7 p.m. St. Mary Dc
7 Masses
5 p.m. St. Mary
7 p.m. St. Mathias
Wedding: Guetter
& Brand at St.
19 Mass
8:30 a.m. St. Anne
School Mass
5:30 p.m. Adoration
6:30 p.m. St.
CCW mtg.
20 Mass
8 a.m. St. Mathias
1:30 St. Anne
7 p.m. OLV - Fr
7 p.m. St. Mathias Dc
7 p.m. St. Mary –
21 Masses
5 p.m. St. Mary
7 p.m. St. Mathias
14 Masses
5 p.m. St. Anne
7 p.m. St. Mathias
24 Mass
6 p.m. St. Mary
5-6 p.m.
7 p.m. APC Mtg
at OLV
25 Masses
8 a.m. OLV
St. Anne
Supper 6:15 &
Stations at 7
26 Mass
8:30 a.m. St. Anne
School Mass
7:00 p.m. Chrism
Mass at Willmar
27 Mass
8 a.m. St. Mathias
1:30 St. Anne
7 p.m. OLV - Dc
7 p.m. St. Mathias Par
7 p.m. St. Mary Fr
28 Masses
following all
Masses for 1 hr.
5 p.m. St. Mary
7 p.m. St. Mathias
31 Mass
6 p.m. St. Mary
5-6 p.m.
1 Mass
8 a.m. OLV
10 a.m. Golden
St. Anne
Supper 6:15 &
Stations at 7
2 Holy Thursday
7 p.m. St. Anne
3 Good Friday
12p.m. OLV
3 p.m. St. Mary
7 p.m. St. Anne
4 Holy Saturday
8:15 p.m. St. Anne