St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church 601 N. 4th, St. Charles, MO 63301 Parish Vision Statement: We are the parish that, through our communion with Jesus, guided by the Holy Spirit: Welcomes all; Celebrates our unity, diversity, and traditions; Uses God’s gifts to serve and teach others and be the face of Jesus Christ in the Community. Parish Office: School Office: Religious Education Office: Latino Ministry: St. Vincent DePaul Society: Founded 1791 636-946-1893 636-946-2713 636-946-2916 636-946-1893 636-925-1616 www.borromeoparish.com www.borromeoschool.com email: [email protected] email: [email protected] leave a message after the recording Pastoral Staff: Father John Reiker, Pastor: [email protected] Father Bob Menner, Associate Pastor: [email protected] Father Don Schramm, Senior Associate: [email protected] Deacon Don McElroy, Deacon Deacon Fred Haehnel, Deacon Deacon Jorge Perez, Deacon Mrs. Silvina Baez, Latino Ministry Mrs. Becca McCullough, Director of Religious Education Mrs. Peggy Dupree, Office Manager Ms. Maria Martinez, Office Secretary Mrs. Ann Hoffman, School Principal Mrs. Mary Kutchback, Organist, Pastoral Associate for Seniors Mrs. Beth Duello, Director of Music Mrs. Lisa Delicath, Contemporary Youth Choir Mr. Juan Saldana, el coro Mr. Sam Plummer, Youth Ministry Mr. Peter Krasucki, Parish Council Chairperson THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation: Saturdays 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. or by appointment Schedule of Holy Mass Saturday: 8:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m. vigil for Sunday Sunday: 7:00, 8:30, 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. in Spanish Weekdays: 6:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Sacrament of Baptism: Arrangements made after parental instruction. Call the parish office for more information. Sacrament of Matrimony: Contact the parish office at least six months prior to wedding to begin preparations Holy Days of Obligation: watch the bulletin National Holidays: 9:00 a.m. Eucharistic Adoration: Third Mondays, 8:30am to 6:30pm Parish Office Business Hours Perpetual Help Devotions: Tuesdays following the 8:00 a.m. Mass Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bulletin deadline: Monday 10:00 a.m. Parish Hall Rental: Neal or Pat at 636-949-9722 (gym) Peggy at 636-946-1893 (café) [email protected] OUR WARM WELCOME TO ALL! We welcome all who come and worship with us. If you wish to join our parish faith family, or have a change in your contact information, kindly complete this form. You can return it to the Rectory, place in in the collection, or give it to a Priest or Deacon. Name________________________________________________ Cell/Phone Number_______________________________ Address/Zip______________________________________________________ Email____________________________________ ___ Please make the above changes to my parish record ___ I wish to find out more about the Catholic faith ___ I would like to speak with a Priest/Deacon ___ ___ ___ Interested in information about annulments/validation Information on having my children baptized Please pray for: __________________________________ Welcome to St. Charles Borromeo! From the Pastor’s Pen Lent is the Celebration of Jesus’ Love for each one of us— How will I grow in my love of Jesus during this Season of Grace? Ash Wednesday’s Word of God called us to: 1. Pray—with Scripture and with others, at home and church; 2. Fast—simplify and detach from things; 3. Give Alms—take home a Rice Bowl and calendar and each family member could contribute money not spent on self or food or things. Lenten Prayer Opportunities Daily Mass—6:30 and 8:00am Come to our Youth/Family Masses on Sunday, March 8 (TONIGHT) and March 22 at 5:00pm Stations of the Cross and Benediction every Friday of Lent at 7:00pm. Come for the Fish Fry and join us upstairs after! “Come pray with me for one hour” - why not commit an hour on March 16 to pray during Eucharistic Adoration after the 8:00am Mass until 6:00pm. Home/Family/Personal/Couple Prayer—take the Five Minutes with the Word booklet home with you. Use Rice Bowl prayers (and try the weekly recipes). The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered every Saturday from 4:00—4:40pm, and on Tuesday, March 31 from 7:00-8:00pm. Attend Lifeline Adoration with our youth and other parishioners on the last Thursdays of the month: March 26 from 7:00— 8:30pm. Prayer: Are You Spiritually Healthy? Key Concepts: Prayer, Mass, Sacraments, Adoration, Spiritual Development Objectives: To cultivate personal relationships with Jesus Christ To foster continual conversion To foster discipleship formation To teach Catholics how to pray To develop prayer routines To increase the number attending Mass each Sunday To increase participation in the Mass To cultivate a proper understanding of the Mass To increase the number of individuals going through RCIA To increase participation in the Sacrament of Reconciliation To increase connectedness after celebration of the Sacraments To increase attendance at Eucharistic Adoration Tools: Archbishop Carlson’s pastoral letter on spiritual formation, schools of prayer Recommended books and catechetical materials Prayer and Mass Journals Oremus and A Biblical Walk Through the Mass from Ascension Press The Light is ON for You reconciliation initiative; Small faith sharing groups; promotion of Adoration times 2015 Lenten Message of Pope Francis “Where is your brother?” (Gen 4:9) PARISHES and COMMUNITIES All that we have been saying about the universal Church must now be applied to the life of our parishes and communities. Do these ecclesial structures enable us to experience being part of one body? A body which receives and shares what God wishes to give? A body which acknowledges and cares for its weakest, poorest and most insignificant members? Or do we take refuge in a universal love that would embrace the whole world, while failing to see the Lazarus sitting before our closed doors (Lk 16:19-31)? In order to receive what God gives us and to make it bear abundant fruit, we need to press beyond the boundaries of the visible Church in two ways. In the first place, by uniting ourselves in prayer with the Church in heaven. The prayers of the Church on earth establish a communion of mutual service and goodness which reaches up into the sight of God. Together with the saints who have found their fulfillment in God, we form part of that communion in which indifference is conquered by love. The Church in heaven is not triumphant because she has turned her back on the sufferings of the world and rejoices in splendid isolation. Rather, the saints already joyfully contemplate the fact that, through Jesus’ death and resurrection, they have triumphed once and for all over indifference, hardness of heart and hatred. Until this victory of love penetrates the whole world, the saints continue to accompany us on our pilgrim way. Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, a Doctor of the Church, expressed her conviction that the joy in heaven for the victory of crucified love remains incomplete as long as there is still a single man or woman on earth who suffers and cries in pain: “I trust fully that I shall not remain idle in heaven: my desire is to continue to work for the Church and for souls” (Letter 254, July 14, 1897). ST. CHARLES BORROMEO PRAYER TREE No request is too small to be brought to the Lord in prayer. Call us at 928-2970, 946-0993, or e-mail us at [email protected] We will include you in our daily prayers. Your requests will be kept confidential. Third Sunday of Lent—March 8, 2015 We share in the merits and joy of the saints, even as they share in our struggles and our longing for peace and reconciliation. Their joy in the victory of the Risen Christ gives us strength as we strive to overcome our indifference and hardness of heart. In the second place, every Christian community is called to go out of itself and to be engaged in the life of the greater society of which it is a part, especially with the poor and those who are far away. The Church is missionary by her very nature; she is not self-enclosed but sent out to every nation and people. Her mission is to bear patient witness to the One who desires to draw all creation and every man and woman to the Father. Her mission is to bring to all a love which cannot remain silent. The Church follows Jesus Christ along the paths that lead to every man and woman, to the very ends of the earth cf. Acts 1:9). In each of our neighbours, then, we must see a brother or sister for whom Christ died and rose again. What we ourselves have received, we have received for them as well. Similarly, all that our brothers and sisters possess is a gift for the Church and for all humanity. Dear brothers and sisters, how greatly I desire that all those places where the Church is present, especially our parishes and our com- munities, may become islands of mercy in the midst of the sea of indifference. (Next week’s reflection: Individual Christians) Snow Shoveling God love those who have helped recently: Brian Barteau, Chris Wayland, Jack Boschert and Mike, and many more I did not see. I have tried for years to find anyone willing to shovel our steps with paths to each door before Mass or School begins and not been successful. Let me know if you or anyone you know is willing to help and be paid. Spread the Gospel, the Good News about Jesus and His Borromeo Family! Your Brother in Jesus, Father John The next stop on our CRS Rice Bowl journey is the African nation, Niger, where we’re reminded that life’s joys and challenges are often seasonal. This week we pray for people who struggle to feed their families during the hungry season— when food is in short supply—and we commit to acting for the common good. NIGER Hungering for a Season of Hope Life in Niger is ruled by the seasons. There’s the dry season, the hot season, the rainy season—and the hungry season. The hungry season comes every year, when food supplies run out and prices rise. Poor families face the difficult choice between feeding their children and meeting other basic needs. Habibou Alassane, his wife and nine children are farmers in Tourbey, a remote village in Niger. Usually during the hungry season, Habibou had to leave his family and travel—sometimes very far away—in order to find work. If he didn’t work, his family went hungry. But this year, for the first time in 15 years, Habibou does not have to leave Tourbey. A Catholic Relief Services project called Bonbatu hired Habibou and other farmers to dig reservoirs. The work provides farmers with income, and the reservoir will provide water for crops and livestock and prepare the fields for planting. Bonbatu means “I become stronger.” Habibou’s family is stronger. His children are well fed. And his fields are ready for the planting season. Catholic Social Teaching: Dignity of Work and Rights of Workers Jesus spent years working as a carpenter. Work is important and helps people achieve their potential. People must be paid a fair wage to provide for themselves and their families. Jesus asks us to work for those in need. How many chores do you have to do this week? GIVE 25¢ TO YOUR crs Rice Bowl for each one. Please support the Annual CRS Collection at Mass this weekend. Welcome to St. Charles Borromeo! ST. CHARLES BORROMEO ANNUAL LENTEN FISH FRY March 13 * March 20 * March 27 Serving from 4:00—7:00pm Save yourself from fixing dinner and come have fun together! $10 Adult Meals: Choice of COD (fried or baked) or CATFISH (whole or fillet) - extra fish fillet $4 SIDE DISHES: cole slaw, hush puppies, applesauce, and choice of baked potato or fries $8 Fish Taco Meal: two tacos (corn or flour tortilla) served with Spanish rice and 2 sides All meals served with dessert, tea/lemonade/coffee All Kids Meals $5: choice of: one slice cheese pizza (extra slice $2) - cod - catfish fillet - fish taco PLUS: fries and applesauce Whole Bellacino’s Cheese Pizza $10 Drink Menu: Margaritas $3 - Bud and Bud Light $2 - Soda $1 With our Fish Fries in full swing, we want everyone to remember that all of the awesome desserts that we enjoy on Fridays are donated by all of our wonderful Borromeo Families! Feel free to prepare as many desserts on as many Fridays as you would like (and if you want to share the recipe feel free to include recipe cards and we can include it in the serving or have them at the dessert table to share). You can drop your dessert off on Friday afternoons in the cafeteria (tree lot entrance). If you need to make special arrangements, please call Gretchen Thro 636-940-9386 or send an email to [email protected] THERE ARE LOTS OF VOLUNTEERS SLOTS STILL OPEN! We need YOU! On the parish website www.borromeoparish.com, click "Volunteer Now" under Parish Fish Fries If you would like to sign up to volunteer on the same night you bring your desserts, that would be wonderful! Everyone's support is appreciated, and we look forward to seeing you there! Thank you! Confessions every Saturday: 4:00—4:45pm or call for an appointment: 946-1893 Please pray for our loved ones who are hospitalized or ill, including: Joyce Mersman, Calvin Kneemiller, Diana Akers, Elvus Aubuchon, Gordon Mudd, Bob Carey, Roselia Rodriguez, Carol Fasching, mother of Becca McCullough, Virginia Kreuzer, mother of Kathy Anderson, Luke Kahrhoff, son of SCB teacher Gwynne Karhoff, and for the intentions on our Borromeo Prayer Tree and in our Book of Prayers Homebound, Critically Ill or in the Hospital? If you are homebound and wish to receive the Eucharist, or receive a visit while in the hospital, please call Mary Kutchback at 946-9758 and the parish office at 946-1893. Prayer of the Week Sharing the loaves and fishes, You gave us an image of solidarity with the hungry, O Lord. Sharing yourself in the Bread and Wine, You called all to the table, O Lord. Give me the hunger to be a part of the feeding and the healing of this world. Nourish me with your Grace, so I may work with joy to serve your children. Open my eyes and my heart to recognize those in poverty and increase my awareness of the structures and systems that need to be changed so we may all break bread together. In your name we pray for the end of hunger. Amen. Third Sunday of Lent—March 8, 2015 Servers, 8am Weekdays Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday, March 9/10/11 Luz Quiroz, Valeria Zamores, Olivia Keeven Friday/Saturday, March 12/13 Lily Karase, Sophia Marion Saturday, March 14 Kennedy Jensen, Aaron Klemme Readings for the Week Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday: Ministry List, March 14/15 2 Kgs 5:1-15b; Ps 42:2, 3; 43:3, 4; Lk 4:24 Dn 3:25, 34-43; Ps 25:4-5ab, 6-7bc, 8-9; Mt. 18:21-35 Dt 4:1, 5-9; Ps 147:12-13, 15-16, 19-20; Mt 5:17-19 Jer 7:23-28; Ps 95:1-2, 6-9; Lk 11:14-23 Hos 14:2-10; Ps 81:6c-11ab, 14, 17; Mk 12:28-34 Hos 6:1-6; Ps 51:3-4, 18-21ab; Lk 18:9-14 2 Chr 36:14-16, 19-23; Ps 137:1-6; Eph 2:4-10; Jn 3:14-21 (Greeters needed for 5:00, 7:00, 8:30 and 10:00 please) L/C: EM: Serv: Ush: GB: Saturday, March 14 5:00pm Tom & Joyce Schneider Joe Galloy Carol Pappas, Trudi Heisohn, Erin Doughty, Dorothy Williams (Host) Linda Beeson, Cathy Carey Audrey, Aidan & Gabriel Doughty Jim Lammert, John Williams, Don Richardson, vol. pls. Larry & Doris Ohlms Sunday, March 15 7:00am L/C: EM: Serv: Ush: GB: L/C: EM: Serv: Ush: GB: L/C: EM: Serv: Ush: GB: L/C: EM: Serv: Ush: GB: Gr: Bob Poeling Karen Bohn Bill Cartwright, Richard Shields, JoAnn Sullivan Thomas Johnson, Brendon Barteau Josey Page, Jim Yates, Dave Schaeﬀer, vol. pls. Tom & Margie Pickering 8:30am Kevin Tollefson, John DuBois Cole e Sebacher Marion Engelhorn, Don & Marlene Schneider, Stacy Hilker (Host) Jeane e Cleary, Sarah Hord Aaron Klemme, Sophie & Lily Karase Dan Dziedzic, Tim Meyer, Charlie Schroeder, Don Wappelhorst Chuck & Ginny Linsenmeyer 10:00 a.m. Paul Woody, TJ Sla ery Choir Judith O’Connor, Judy Dwyer, Theresa Johnson, vol. pls. (Host) Judy Douce e, Marge Pohl Daniel Byer, Adrianna Weber, Thomas Weber Pat Akers, Bob Underwood, Gregg Jost, Mike Van Boening Tim & Marilyn Dwyer 11:30 a.m. Ampelia V., Rosa Mar nez el coro Dionisia Zamudio, Maria Barretos, Bernardo Silverio, Toni Hernandez (Host) Cathy Herrod, Misael Alvarado Karen & Uriel Zamudio, Arely Aragon Jeﬀ Kozich, vol. pls. Jose Damian & Family Rafael & Maria Fuentes Gospel Reflection It is not clear to scholars exactly what precipitated Jesus’ reaction at the Temple. Jesus used a whip to drive out the animals, and overturned tables sending people, animals, and coins scurrying in all directions. The people took Jesus’ words literally and because of their immature faith, they were looking for signs. That is why in this gospel where Jesus says he will destroy the Temple but raise it back up in three days, people were dumbfounded. The Temple had been under construction for over forty years and was still not complete. It is no wonder when they heard that Jesus would raise it up in three days, that they could not comprehend his meaning. They lacked the faith to understand that Jesus referred to the raising of his own body in three days – a temple they did not recognize. How many times have we seen our children use objects for purposes other than what they were intended? On garbage day a skateboard might become wheels for a trash can, or a baseball bat might be used as a wood splitter, and a fishing pole used to retrieve a ball from the gutters. It stifles creativity to insist that items be used for the purpose they were intended, but it does ensure that they will last to do the job they were made for. In a sense, this is what Jesus meant for the people to do in today’s gospel. The Temple was God’s house and that’s the purpose for which it was to be used. It was not a marketplace or a bank. To see it used as such, brought out the passionate devotion Jesus had for his Father’s house. And with all he had, Jesus wanted to protect it. 1. I know how Jesus felt because I can remember a time when someone didn’t respect something of mine when… 2. If I think of my life as a temple, I must admit that like a marketplace, I let in distractions. Some of them include… 3. During this Lenten season one thing I will do to show my zeal for the House of God is… Welcome to St. Charles Borromeo! CALLING ALL PARISHIONERS TO HELP WITH MATCHING GIFTS Did you know that . . . There are over 40 corporations locally that offer Matching Gift Programs for private elementary schools and St. Charles Borromeo School certainly qualifies? Did you know that . . . By designating your weekly/monthly contributions to the school and with the matching gift funds St. Charles Borromeo School receives, the parish subsidy for the school is reduced? Did you know that . . . All contributions will be reported on your year-end statement by the parish? Over the past 10 years, St. Charles Borromeo School has been the recipient of over $652,000 in corporate matching gifts. Corporations typically view this as partnering with their associates in an effort to contribute to the communities in which their employees work and live. This aspect of corporate stewardship is certainly welcomed and greatly appreciated. There are over 1000 Corporations nationwide offering matching gift programs for their employees and retirees. Corporate Matching Gift Programs help qualified organizations to fund specific accounts. At St. Charles Borromeo School, all eligible contributions for matching gifts are budgeted for School Support and matching funds received from the various corporations are credited to this account. Listed below are a few of the local corporations that currently offer Matching Gift Programs for private elementary schools: Abbott Laboratories Bank of America Elsevier Foundation Monsanto Progressive Insurance Verizon American Express Boeing Company Master Card Pfizer Quest diagnostics Wells Fargo Xtra Corporation Ameriprise Financial Covidien Microsoft Piper Jaffray Travelers Insurance Western Union Note: A complete list of local corporations that offer Matching Gift Programs is available on the school website: www.borromeoschool.com. You can contact your Human Resources office to inquire about their matching gift programs. If a program is in place, you can request the necessary form or in most cases simply use their online systems to register your matching gift(s). Checks however must be made payable to St. Charles Borromeo School. A matching gift form should accompany each contribution and placed in the blue border envelope labeled St. Charles Borromeo Matching Gift Program, or simply mark the outside of the envelope “Matching Gift” and place in the Sunday collection. For more information or questions regarding the matching gift program please contact Ken Kapeller at 636-946-3356. Our thanks to Ken and all who make extra effort to bring Matching Gifts to our parish/school. St. Patrick’s Day Carnations The St. Charles Ancient Order of Hibernian’s will be handing out green carnations and asking for any amount donation for the St. Vincent de Paul Society after all Masses on March 14 and March 15. Have a blessed Saint Patrick’s Day! MEMORIAL DONATIONS FOR EASTER FLOWERS You are invited to help beautify our church for the Easter Season by offering a beautiful plant in memory or honor of a loved one. This year we are offering Easter Lilies for $9.25, Geraniums for $7.00 and Hyacinths for $11.00. The plants, placed throughout the church, will be a magnificent addition and enhance our celebration of Christ’s Glorious Resurrection. Please complete the form and return with your check by Palm Sunday, March 29. Please put it in an envelope marked “Easter flowers.” Envelopes are also available in the Narthex. Third Sunday of Lent—March 8, 2015 Second Collection Today for the works of our St. Vincent de Paul Society 10% dedicated to Birthright Contributions for Feb. 28/Mar. 1 Monday, March 9, St. Frances of Rome, religious 6:30 a.m. Communion Service 8:00 a.m. Roland Stoehner Tuesday, March 10, Lenten Weekday 6:30 a.m. Henry Rauch 8:00 a.m. B.J. McClintock Wednesday, March 11, Lenten Weekday 6:30 a.m. Margaret Gruenloh 8:00 a.m. Randy Stoehner 6:15 p.m. Jeanine Burns Hart Thursday, March 12, Lenten Weekday 6:30 a.m. Joan Hawkins 8:00 a.m. Ollie Schultehenrich—45th anniv. 6:30 a.m. Lawrence Jacobs 8:00 a.m. Carl Schaffrin Saturday, March 14, Lenten Weekday 8:00 a.m. David Rodgers—1st anniv. 5:00 p.m. Our Parish Family Sunday, March 15, Fourth Sunday of Lent 7:00 a.m. Kathleen Flanagan Howard 8:30 a.m. Dick Johannesman—5th anniv. 10:00 a.m. Marliesa Baumann 11:30 a.m. Henry Elmendorf General Contributions: Loose: Matching Gifts: Total Contributions: $11,936.02 619.70 2,660.00 $15,215.72 Deficit Reduction: Capital Improvements: Help A Student: $150.00 $533.00 $965.00 THANK YOU for the great love you show to our Borromeo Family carrying on the work of Jesus and to those in need by the generosity you display when you share your Treasure, and all God’s gifts to you, given for others. “You shall not carve idols for yourselves in the shape of anything. . .” Exodus 20: 4 How many “gods” do you put before God? “Idols” do not always take the shape of physical things, things we can touch and feel. Those are easy to recognize. Many times they take the form of things we cannot touch and are much harder to spot—pride, power, ego, comfort or health. We pray that we may learn to turn away from the false idols of our society—those visible and invisible. EASTER FLOWER DONATION FORM (please return by March 29) IN MEMORY (please print) IN HONOR (please print) 1._____________________________________________ 1._____________________________________________ 2._____________________________________________ 2._____________________________________________ NAME OF DONOR (please print)___________________________________________________________________________ Telephone(s)/email________________________________________________________________________________________ # _____ Easter Lilies at $9.25 each = $___________________ # _____ Geraniums at $7.00 each = $___________________ # _____ Hyacinths at $11.00 each = $___________________ Total enclosed $___________________ Please make checks payable to “St. Charles Borromeo” A listing of the Memorial/Honor names and Donors will be included in the bulletin after Easter Welcome to St. Charles Borromeo! Sunday, March 8—PRO LIFE SUNDAY Second Collection for works of St. Vincent de Paul Youth/Family Mass, 5:00pm YM meeting, café, after Mass until 8pm M-CRHP12, church office, 7:00pm Monday, March 9 Girl Scouts, Bicentennial Room, 3:00pm Parish Council, Bicentennial Room, 7:00pm Tuesday, March 10 Girl Scouts, St. Charles Room, 5:30pm Ladies Sodality, café, 6:30pm RCIA, Bicentennial Room, 7:00pm Wednesday, March 11 Cub Scouts Blue & Gold Banquet, café, 5:40pm Explaining the Faith, St. Charles Room, 7:00pm Thursday, March 12 W-CRHP7, church office, 6:40pm Boy Scouts, café, 7:00pm Friday, March 13 Bring St. Pat Casseroles to church office by 8:30am FISH FRY, serving in the café from 4:00—7:00pm Stations of the Cross, church, 7:00pm Saturday, March 14 Women’s Fellowship, church office, 6:00am Event in St. Charles Room noon til 5pm Sunday, March 15 Stations of the Cross practice (Latiinos), café, 1-3pm Latino Children’s Rosary, St. Charles Room, 1-2pm March 10 LADIES SODALITY MEETING: White Elephant Auction night. Starts at 6:30pm. Bring all those items you may have received as gifts . . . Things you no longer want (books, jewelry, knick knacks, etc) and have a fun time bidding on these treasures. Anyone with a birthday in March be sure to attend to get your birthday gift. Need a ride or information call Barb at 636-947-3939. Join us for a Walk in the Gym on Mondays/Wednesdays/ Fridays at 7:00 to 7:30am. You can come to 6:30 Mass and join us after, or just come at 7. We’d love to see you there! Do you have questions about your Catholic faith? Join us in the St. Charles Room on the Wednesdays of Lent for EXPLAINING THE FAITH: APOLOGETICS 101, where we will discuss some questions as: Did Jesus have brothers and sisters? Why do we have to confess our sins to a priest? What is the Immaculate Conception? If you’ve ever had questions about these, or anything “Catholic,” these sessions will help you with answers. If we don’t have the answer that evening, we’ll search it out and have an answer for you at the next meeting. Youth/Family Mass, March 8 (TONIGHT) and 23 (2nd & 4th Sundays 5:00pm) Explaining the Faith, March 11, 18, 25 Lenten Fish Fries, March 13, 20, 27 Stations of the Cross, Fridays of Lent Contemporary Youth Mass, March 15 (1st and 3rd Saturdays 5:00pm) Eucharistic Adoration, March 16 Lifeline Adoration, March 26 Palm Sunday, Holy Week begins, March 29 Holy Thursday Evening Mass: 7:00pm Good Friday Outdoor Way of the Cross: 5pm Church to Academy’s Field Good Friday Liturgy: 7:00pm Holy Saturday Easter Vigil and Mass: 8:00pm Easter Sunday, April 5 with normal Mass schedule Eucharistic Adoration, April 20 Lifeline Adoration, April 24 Confirmation, April 30 First Communion, May 2 8th Grade Graduation, May 17 Last Day of School, May 22 Meetings are scheduled for Wednesday evenings at 7pm in the St. Charles Room, and the topics will be: March 11: Why Do Catholics? Fast, Penance, Confession, Kneel, etc. March 18: Do We Worship Images of Mary/Saints; Did Jesus Have Siblings? March 25: the Meaning of Holy Week/Triduum Apologetics: (noun) The branch of theology concerned with the explanation and defense of the faith. Free Child & Infant CPR Training Saturday, May 2 9am - 4pm St. Charles Convention Center Third Sunday of Lent—March 8, 2015 St. Charles Borromeo School Dear Parishioners, Our 8th grade students are busy getting registered for their classes for their freshman year in high school. We are excited to announce that once again 100% of our 8th grade students who applied to Catholic High School were accepted by their 1st choice high school! We are so proud of their accomplishments and we know that they will continue to make us proud in high school. Reports I receive from our local Catholic high schools indicate that St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School students are well-prepared for their high school experience. Graduates frequently return and tell us the same. We offer an outstanding academic program as well as high quality development in leadership and spiritual growth. Please help share the good news of our excellent school with other families and encourage them to come and see the SCB difference! God bless! Mrs. Ann Hoffman ATTENTION: Borromeo School Families Any registered family hoping to receive additional financial assistance from the parish MUST apply for both of these programs through the Archdiocese, which represent FREE money to your family = a reduction of your tuition. Alive in Christ Scholarship Applications available now: Online at www.archstl.org/ttef Or forms available in the school office Catholic Families Tuition Assistance (CFTA) Applications available in the school office or online at www.factstuitionaid.com, with a due date of March 15 and MUST include a copy of your 2013 Income Tax Return and 2014 W2s. DEADLINE: Next Sunday!!! IMPORTANT!! Applications for parish funds are now available. Copies of all documentation submitted for the Alive In Christ and CFTA Scholarships must be presented to the church office NOW. We want to make sure all applications have been submitted by the deadlines. Thank you. BLOOD DRIVE: March 31 2:45—5:45 in the gym No appointments needed. Help the school earn a grant! Homemade Chili & desserts. Spiritual Renewal: March 14, 9am in the church office Donuts/coffee after Mass. For information or need a ride, please call Barb 636-947-3939 Alma Hawkins celebrated 90 years on February 16 Doris Renken celebrated 90 years on March 6 God bless you, Alma and Doris! AS NEWLY REGISTERED MEMBERS Todd & Stacey Ellis Mary Maher Ramon & Blanca Valdivia, Erick, Jeremy & Angie Luis & Lesly Herrera and Hansel Mike & Tina Kuhlenschmidt, Hannah & Evan Rafael & Patricia Lopez, Antonio & Lucy Jose & Yamileth Gutierrez, Amy, Emily & Jose Richard & Mary Lou Ampleman Thomas Seiffert & Lorraine Rosenthal, Syd & Miles Dan & Michelle Candrl, Carter & Jackson Jamie & Cindy Boock, Sarah & Paul Robert & Megan Henrich, Robert & Joseph Jeffrey Harris & Crystal Grizzle Melissa Brown and Patrick Matt Heien Jose & Tania Bonilla and Bella Frank & Heather Battaglia, Tonino & Mila Carole Anderson Ryan & Suzie Svoboda, Zach & Claudia Welcome to St. Charles Borromeo! SCB Religious Education Dear Parishioners: Today we celebrate the First Scrutiny and the Presentation of the Creed with our RCIA candidates. To fully understand the purpose of the scrutinies, it helps to have a little history. The three scrutinies that we celebrate within the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults are derived, in part, from the fourth century Church’s practice of exorcism. The word “exorcism” sets many of us on edge, but these are not the “exorcisms” of Hollywood movies, instead they can be understood more fully in the context of Baptismal preparation. In a Baptismal context, the unbaptized person is susceptible to the temptations to evil that surround us every day. As baptized people, we are strengthened by the grace of the Sacraments to overcome temptations. The unbaptized do not yet fully experience that Sacramental grace. So the scrutinies, which are used the strengthen the unbaptized elect on the final leg of their journey to initiation. In today’s RCIA scrutinies, the elect kneel and bow their heads, while the words and actions of the exorcism are addressed to the Trinity. * * * The first part of the exorcism is addressed to the Father. The second part is a silent laying on of hands that is an invocation of the Holy Spirit. And the conclusion is addressed to Jesus. There is evil in the world, and, as part of the human condition, we are all injured and oppressed by it in some way. The scrutinies are the Church’s remedy for the wounds the elect have suffered and a means of their liberation from the evil that ensnares them. There is great power in the “awesome words” we pray over them, and we should strive to deliver them in an awesome way. By emphasizing the awesome power of the scrutiny exorcisms, we are being true to the historic roots of our ancestors in faith. We have prayer cards in the narthex for the elect. Please take one on your way out and commit to praying for that person by name throughout Lent! Thank you for your continued prayers of encouragement for our RCIA elect: Chrisstella Jessica Ellerin Humberto Carlos Marilyn Janet Pam Erica Brian Dayne Jerri Important First Communion Preparation Dates Palm Sunday, March 29: Palm Sunday, March 29: Holy Thursday: Sunday, April 19: Sunday, April 26: Saturday, May 2, 10:00am: First Communion Rehearsal in Church at 3:00pm Passover Supper at 4:00pm April 2, 7:00pm Mass Rite of Enrollment at 10:00am Mass 10am in the Cafeteria –First Communion DVD First Communion Important Dates for our Confirmation Candidates Saturday, April 11: Thursday, April 30, 7:30pm: Rite of Election at 5pm Mass, followed by Confirmation rehearsal Confirmation Liturgy at St. Charles Borromeo Mark Your calendar—Our totally Catholic Vacation Bible School June 8-12, 2015 In the love and peace of Jesus, Mrs. Becca McCullough Come Visit Jesus and Pray . . . Our Borromeo Church is open till 3pm Monday thru Friday and all day Saturday for you to visit our Lord Jesus Really Present in the Blessed Sacrament in the Tabernacle to talk and listen and love. FREE TAX PREPARATION Tuesdays and Thursdays in the church office for those with a household income under $58,000. Call 946-1893 to make an appointment. Third Sunday of Lent—March 8, 2015 Oficina: Tel: (636)946-1893 Fax (636)946-5598 * [email protected] Eventos Próximos Sábado, 14 de marzo 7.30a-12p Fundamentos de la fe 3, Centro Rigali, 314-792-7645 Domingo, 15 de marzo 7.30a-12p Fundamentos de la fe 3, Centro Rigali, 314-792-7645 Sábado, 21 de marzo 8.30p ADORACION NOCTURNA. Cafetería Pláticas para Bautismo Las pláticas para bautismo son el 1° y 2° domingo de cada mes de 9.30-11am, se pide puntualidad. Son necesarias las dos clases para padres y padrinos, debido a la importancia de esta preparación se pide que en lo posible no se traigan niños, por consideración y respeto a los demás participantes, ya que pueden distraer la atención. Para confirmar su asistencia por favor llame a la oficina parroquial 636-946-1893. Salmos Escuela de oracion: Martes de 6.30p a 7.30p Marzo 8 11:30 a.m. L/C: Elvira Aragon, Arely Aragon el coro EM: Maria Ramirez, Guadalupe Damian, Maria Barretos, Ampelia V (Host) Steve Cave, Maria Fuentes Serv: Melissa, Danny & Juan Garcia Ush: Jeﬀ Kozich, volunteers please GB: Jorge & Ana Guerrero & Family Gr: Nancy Sprague, Diego Damian LECTURAS DE LA SEMANA Lunes: 2 Re 5:1-15b; Sal 42 (41):2, 3; 43:3, 4; Lc 4:24-30 Martes: Dn 3:25, 34-43; Sal 25 (24):4-5ab, 6-7bc, 89; Mt 18:21-35 Miércoles: Dt 4:1, 5-9; Sal 147 (146):12-13, 15-16, 19-20; Mt 5:17-19 Jueves: Jer 7:23-28; Sal 95 (94):1-2, 6-9; Lc 11:14-23 Viernes: Os 14:2-10; Sal 81 (80):6c-11ab, 14, 17; Mc 12:28-34 Sábado: Os 6:1-6; Sal 51 (50):3-4, 18-21ab; Lc 18:9-14 Domingo: 2 Cr 36:14-16, 19-23; Sal 137 (136):1-6; Ef 2:4-10; Jn 3:14-21 ¿Tienes preguntas acerca de tu fe católica? Acompáñanos en el salón St. Charles los miércoles de Cuaresma para EXPLICAR LA FE: APOLOGETICA 101, discutiremos algunas preguntas como: ¿Tuvo Jesús hermanos? ¿Por qué tenemos que confesar los pecados a un sacerdote? ¿Qué es la Inmaculada Concepción? Si has tenido preguntas como estas o algo Católico, estas sesiones te ayudarán a contestarlas. Si no tenemos una respuesta para ti en ese momento, buscaremos la respuesta para la siguiente sesión. La reuniones serán los miércoles a las 7pm en el salón St. Charles y discutiremos: 11 de marzo: ¿Por qué los católicos ayunan, se confiesan, hacen penitencia, se arrodillan, etc? 18 de marzo: ¿Adoramos imágenes, María, los santos? ¿Tuvo Jesús hermanos? 25 de marzo: Significado del Triduo Pascual Apologetica: (sustantivo) La rama de la Teología que se refiere a la explicación y defense de la fe. Terapia en español confidencial Jesús López 636-219-2405 Welcome to St. Charles Borromeo! Please pray for our expectant moms: Kristina, Sarah (March) Melissa (April) Emily (May) Christine (June) Kori, Julie, Elizabeth (July) Tina (September) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Let us pray: for an end to the use of the death penalty in our country. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ROSE BUD for Expectant Moms! If you are expecting a little one, we the parish would like to pray for you throughout your pregnancy. Look for the red rose bud in the vase with cards for you to fill out. Prolife ministry will see to it that a rose bud will be put at Our Lady of Guadalupe statue for the duration of your pregnancy and your name and date due will be in the church bulletin until you deliver. You must have a good phone number or address or a contact person so we can reach you after your delivery to see how you are doing and publish your baby’s name and birthdate. At the end of each month we pull the roses and contact each Mom or contact person. Shopping list for March 21/22: canned chicken, applesauce, jelly, instant potatoes, yams, toothbrushes, and for the Mini-Vinnies: 15 oz. mixed fruit Save the Date Fr. Rich Tillman will celebrate his 50th Anniversary to the Priesthood here at Borromeo on April 19 with a 2:00pm Mass. Pray-ers Needed! Have you tried giving an hour of time to pray to our Lord Jesus during Eucharistic Adoration? It is truly more a gift and grace of Jesus to you than you to Him. Eucharistic Adoration at St. Charles Borromeo is held the 3rd Monday of each month (March 16) from 8:30am to 6:30pm, and we especially need an individual or two for the 6:00 time slot, which includes closing Benediction. To volunteer one hour once per month, please contact Carol Pappas at [email protected] or call 9286722. Join us for an AMAZING Evening of fun and fellowship! Saturday, May 2nd immediately following 5pm Mass SCB Dyer Memorial Center **Food/Drinks **50/50 **Dancing **Silent Auction **Photo Booth **Entertainment AND MUCH MORE!!! For more information, please contact Suzie Svoboda at 636-288-1602 or [email protected] In today’s Gospel Jesus is asked “What sign can you show us?” Every day we can see signs of how God has visited us in t he blessings of our lives. Let us be a sign of God’s love by being a blessing to others. Your almsgiving in the St. Vincent de Paul second collection next week will help the poor to celebrate the Is there a family you know who needs assistance? Please have them call the St. Vincent de Paul hotline at 636-925 -1616 so that together we can be a sign of God’s love to the suffering and poor. All are welcome to join us at our monthly meeting next week on Monday, March 16th at 7:00pm In the Bicentennial Room. For more information call Joyce Cain at 636-448-2021. Third Sunday of Lent—March 8, 2015 MINISTRIES MATTER A quick look into the Ministries of St. Charles Borromeo Did you know that art is being created in the rectory basement every Wednesday morning? The Quilters are a group of women who gather to create works of beauty that benefit St. Charles Borromeo. Some of the artwork has special names, such as Ohio Star or Log Cabin. Six quilts per year are promised to the Ladies Sodality for the Quilt Raffles. All of the quilts are hand sewn—no machine work. The quilters must enjoy what they are doing. There is over 90 years of total experience in this group. They would love to have you join them—no experience necessary. Call Frankee Tajkowski at 636-724-7112 if you are interested. Thank you so much, ladies, from the Parish Council. Please pray for our troops Michael Sakalauski (Army), serving in Afghanistan (brother of Heather Willie) Jorge Lozoya (Army), stationed at Davenport Army Base (son-in-law of Becky Sanchez) Matthew Ervin (Navy), stationed at Saratoga Springs, NY (grandnephew of Ivy Hall) Brent Schulze (Army), serving in Fort Drum, NY (son-in-law of Steve Cave) Paul J. Robben (Navy), NNPTU, Ballston Spa, New York (son of David & Betty Robben) Brooke Georges (Navy), Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA (granddaughter of Jim & Jane Lammert) Bernardo Silverio Jr. (Air Force), stationed at Scott Air Force Base (son of Bernardo and Nereida Silverio) Kenneth Rufkahr (Army), stationed at Fort Richardson, Alaska (grandson of John Rufkahr) Scott Dorlaque (Marine Corps), stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA (son of Laura Boyer) Connor Mallory (Air Force), Naval Air Station, Pensacola, FL (grandson of Jim & Madge Eisenbath) If anyone in the parish would like prayers for their loved one in the military, please contact the church office at 946-1893. We will be happy to list their name in the bulletin. You are cordially invited to the Mass and Celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Priesthood for Msgr. John J. Hickel Sunday, March 22, 2015 Mass at 2pm with Reception to Follow St. Cletus School Gymnasium St. Cletus Catholic Church 2705 Zumbehl Rd. Please RSVP today (March 8) Please specify number of adults and children in party Email: [email protected] or Phone: Teresa Boehmer 636-544-1638 (Please leave detailed info in voicemail) Catholic Women for Christ Conference Saturday, March 21 Time: 7:45am doors open, 9:00am Keynote, 4:00pm Mass Location: St. Charles Convention Center Theme: “If you are what you should be, you will set the world on fire” St. Catherine of Siena Speakers: Theresa Tomeo, Syndicated Catholic talk show host and motivational speaker Brenda Sharman, Founding National Director of Pure Fashion Welcome to St. Charles Borromeo! LADIES SODALITY 4th ANNUAL LENTEN HOLIDAY TEA SATURDAY, MARCH 28th, 11:00am—1:30pm St. Charles Borromeo Cafeteria You are invited to join Ladies Sodality for an afternoon tea. Gather 8 friends, pick a holiday/theme, and have fun! Cost is $10 per person. Each table decorates to their holiday theme, bring appetizers and desserts to share among your table, holiday/theme dress is also encouraged. Coffee, tea, and lemonade will be provided. The table which expresses the most spirit will be awarded the highly sought after LHT Trophy and each member of the winning table will receive a small gift bag. This is an opportunity to hear from the director of Holy Angels shelter and a former client who has overcome her situation. Fr. Bob Gettinger will once again be making an appearance, and the Mini Vinnies will be on hand to assist with the festivities. Silent auction items will be available to bid on and you will have an opportunity to try your luck at the 50/50 drawing Proceeds will go to the Holy Angels Shelter. Call Barb at 636-947-3939 for Reservations or Questions. SEATING IS LIMITED SCB MISSION TRIP 2015 Tijuana, Mexico JOIN THE SCB MISSION TEAM THIS SUMMER FOR A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE! Saturday, July 25—Saturday, August 1, 2015 Cost: $1000 (Financial Aid and Fundraising Opportunities Available) For more information contact Suzie Svoboda @ 636-288-1602 or [email protected] Third Sunday of Lent—March 8, 2015 All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast: Sunday, March 31 at St. Robert Bellarmine Parish from 8 to 11:30am in the parish hall. Breakfast includes omelets, pancakes, sausage, eggs, biscuits/gravy, juice, milk, coffee. Adults $7, Children $4. In addition the Knights of Columbus are holding a Blood Drive at the same time as breakfast. Those who donate blood that day will receive a FREE breakfast. Catholic Family Night at Busch Stadium: Wednesday, April 14 at 7:15pm, Brewers vs. Cardinals. To purchase tickets, visit cardinals.com/theme. Catholic Supply is donating the First Pitch opportunity: it’s up to you to decide who gets to be on the mount! Visit www.catholicsupply.com for more details. Euchre Tournament: Saturday, March 14, 7pm at St. Joseph School, 1410 Josephville Rd, Wentzville. Cost is $10. Keep your partner. Proceeds will benefit Birthright in Wentzville. For more info, call Ralph Orf at 636-485-5306. Men’s Senior Softball. Slow pitch softball for men age 55 and over. We play on Wednesdays at 6pm in St. Charles. Call Mark for more info and signups: 636-281-0891. Quilt Socials: Saturday, March 21 at Immaculate Conception—Dardenne. Doors open at 10, bingo starts noon. Sunday, March 22 at KC Hall, Hwy J in Troy. Doors open at 11:30, bingo begins at 1pm. Spring Garage Sale: Saturday, March 21 from 8am—1pm at St. Robert Bellarmine. Sponsored by Ladies Club. SAVE THE DATE!! 21st Annual Borromeo/Hensley Memorial Golf Tournament RIDE TO CHURCH NEEDED Lives in 1300 block of N. 4th Call 636-757-3440 if you can help. **NEW DATE and LOCATION** Date: Monday June 22nd (the day after Father’s Day) Time: 12noon shotgun start /1 0:30 Registration /1 1am Lunch Golf Course: BOGEY HILLS COUNTRY CLUB in St. Charles Cost: Only $400 per foursome or $100 individually ***Increases to $500 on April 25tj*** ** Just sign your team up—CAN PAY AT THE EVENT! * If not golfing but you would like to join us for dinner, that can be had for just $25 Includes: Lunch beforehand, on-course beverages, and Dinner and Dinner Prizes: 3 separate Flight Winners, Closest to the Pin, Straightest drive All age / gender categories available Value: Priceless! Opportunity to play golf at one of St. Charles’ finest private country clubs while supporting our parish. Not to mention the chance to get to know other parishioners! *Opportunities for Hole Sponsorship. Silent Auction all day. **Please contact Mike Murray at 314-578-7596 or Adam Hirtz at 314374-3564 for further information. Help us revive this tournament and make it a can’t miss event each year! Joke of the Week Welcome to St. Charles Borromeo!
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