April 12, 2015 - Holy Spirit Catholic Church

Rev. Michael Mac Mahon, Pastor
Rev. Vincent Bresowar, Associate Pastor
Rev. Paul Choi, Administrator of the
Korean Catholic Community
Deacon Sam Dias 715-1190
Deacon Michael Sudnik 604-3374
Deacon Larry Sisterman 881-8938
Deacon Bob Becher 479-5361
5:00 PM
7:30 AM, 9:00 AM &
11:45 AM
Mon., Tues, Wed, Thurs., Fri. @ 7:30 AM
Lunes, Martes, Miercoles, Jueves, Viernes
12:00 Noon
12:00 Noon
7:00 PM
12:00 Noon
9:00 AM School Mass
(call the office to verify)
Office (256)881-4781 Fax (256) 881-5510
625 Airport Road SW
Huntsville, Alabama 35802
E-mail: hschur [email protected] ithsv.com
Website: http://www.holyspirithsv.com
8:00 AM-4:30 PM Monday/Lunes-Thursday/Jueves
Friday/Viernes 8:00 AM-1:00 PM
Administrative Assistant
Mar y Walker
ext. 0
Adult Religious Ed. Tr acy Finke ext. 223 or 881-0345
Religious Education Tr acy Finke ext. 223 or 881-0345
Music Ministry
Anne Vasile 881-4781 ext. 219
Lori Lai
Thursday & Saturday at 9:30 AM, and
Tuesday & Friday at 7:30 PM, at the Korean Rectory
The Hispanic Ministry Office is located in the Parish Life Center next to
the Nursery. It is open Monday through Friday 10:30am to 3:00 pm.
256-881-2211 or [email protected]
Hispanic Community Mass
Sundays 2:00 PM
Children/Adult Catechism
Sundays 10:15-11:30 AM
Baptismal Preparation Classes First Sunday of the Month
4:00 PM Multipurpose Room
Nuestra Comunidad Hispana celebra la Santa Misa todos los Domingos a las 2:00 pm. Ninos/Adultos Catecismo cada domingo a las
10:15 am y Clases Bautismo de preparacion son los primeros domingos del mes a las 4 de la tarde en el salon junto a la oficina.
4:00-4:45 PM Saturday & by appointment.
6:30 AM, 9:00 AM , 12:00 Noon & 6:00 PM
Send Bulletin Notices to
[email protected] (subject to approval)
Deadline for notices Tuesday at Noon.
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Terrance Golden, Principal 881-4852 ext. 103
Vince Aquila, Principal 430-1760 ext. 101
April 12, 2015
Rest in Peace!
...invites everyone to “...full, conscious, and active participation” in the sacred liturgy. We hope you will join us
in lifting our hearts and voices to God!
Mass Intentions
...is the place for meeting old friends and greeting visitors! Reverence and quiet are expected in the church!
Please turn off cell phones and beepers.
April 13 ~ April 19, 2015
7:30 AM
12:00 PM
7:30 AM
12:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM
7:00 PM
7:30 AM
12:00 PM
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
5:00 PM
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
11:45 AM
… it is appropriate to make a sign of reverence, a bow or
a genuflection, before you receive Communion. To maintain the flow of the Communion procession, please make
the sign of reverence while the person in front of you receives Communion. If you choose to receive Holy Communion in your hand, please do not reach for the host, but
present your palm, flat out and high enough to receive
Communion. Intinction is not permitted.
...are welcome at Mass. Anytime they become restless
you may take them to the nursery. Our infant and toddler
nurseries are open during the 9:00 AM and 11:45 AM
Masses for children 6 mos.-4 years.
The Henken Family
Lisa Van Dyke
The Vasquez Family
The Propst Family
The Iosco Family
Karen Rist & Erika Luckenbill
The Boyer Family
Ray Kelly
Evelyn McMullen
Ray Kelly
Phyllis Hardenburgh
Catherine Rice
Ramon Castillo
Hospital Care: If you or a member of your family ar e sick
or in the hospital and need Deacon Mike Sudnik, please call
him at 604-3374. If you need a Priest, you may call Fr. Mike
at 883-4359 or Fr. Vincent Bresowar at 882-1132, day or night.
...please take a bulletin as you leave church. In it you will
find all the information you need to be an active Catholic
at Holy Spirit Catholic Church…
Sue Ellen Adams
Willie Albanes
Stephanie Anderson
Pat Andreoni
Christine Baker
Nancy Bertrand
Terri Bianca
Zachary Brogdon
Rebecca Brunty
Shea Butler
Doris Cassedy
D. James Chambers
Cathleen Chappell
Lisa Citrano
Sam Citrano
Mabel Clemons
Shirl Cola
Brent Crow
Pris Dance
Bulletin available on the web at holyspirithsv.com
PLEASE JOIN US! If you attend Holy Spirit
Church on a regular basis and have not registered
with the Parish, we invite you to do so. Complete
the following information and drop it in the offertory basket and someone will contact you to help
with the registration.
If you have moved or changed phone numbers,
please let us know!
Brenda David
Wood DeLeuil
Lisa deVuyst
Greg Denton
Jean Duhon
Maria Drejewski
Brian Duerr
Elaine Ellingsen
DAYTIME PHONE__________________
LECTORS April 11-12
5:00p B. Hare (OT) — J. Fontenot (NT)
7:30a C. Higgins (OT) — C. Tichow (NT)
9:00a M. Walker (OT) — K. Frew (NT)
11:45a T. Berg (OT) — J. Berg (NT)
LECTORS April 18-19
5:00p C. Long (OT) — B. Clopp
7:30a C. Dithmer (OT) — L. Pepper (NT)
9:00a E. Napieralski (OT) — R. Morris (NT)
11:45a Youth Lectors
Leslie Enright
Wil Etbauer
Joyce Fontenot
Martha Gould
Amos Green
Beverly Guest
Joan Hart
Isidro Hermosillo
Alan Himbaugh
Katie Hunt
Beverly Hunter
Billy Jenkins
Holly (Rebman)Johnson
Joanna Johnson
August Jones
Colleen Kleiber
Moonyean Klueger
Rita & Ken Knowles
Milly Kuszynski
Suzanne Lancaster
Vince Lanzillo
Carey Link
Bill Lorson
Mark Magnet
Caitlyn Man
Barbara Marfenski
Patricia Morea
Rebecca Morgan
Kathryn Neill
Estelle Owen
Bernie Parr
Elizabeth Restey
Braelyn Richardson
Patrick Riley
Hazel Rogers
Margaret Roth
Katie Ofenloch Sanders
Mark Schmidt
Tonya Seabrooke
Bob Seguin
Nancy Seguin
Rosemarie Smith
Skip Songy
Virginia Stitt
Sr. Mary Lou Talmon
J.D. Tillman
Catherina Tjitra
Rose Marie Tolley
Kristin Etbauer Wiener
Michael Wilks
Ellie Yancey
Vanessa Young
April 18 —Altar Duty
Vicki Pape & Catherine Trenkle
Purificator Laundering
April 12 — Mary Rumanes
April 19 — Theodora Hardin
April 26 — Dee Pace
April 13
April 14
April 15
April 16
April 17
April 18
April 19
Our Week In Review
Rosar y Guild 1:00a LIB
RCIA 6:15a PLC
St. Vincent dePaul Mtg. 9:30a LIB
Cour t of Honor PLC
Cenacle Rosar y 9:00a LIB
New Parishioners
Sean & Megan Allan
Isabelle, Nora, Audrey, Amelia
809 Mira Vista Dr. 35802
Aureliano & Yoana Bautista-Sotres
3804 Westwind Cir. 35805
That Man Is You 6:15a
Pr o-Life Rosary after Noon Mass
St. VdeP Mtg. 7:00p MP
First Communion Retreat 6p PLC
Natalie Cain
Madeleine, Calla
33 Meeting St. 35806
Butler Baptism 11:00a
Carla Condor
103 Misty River Ln. 35824
KofC Br eakfast
Campbell Baptism 10:15a
Rel. Ed. Classes
Youth Groups
Marlene Gholamkhas
177 Becky Dr. 35759
Our Parish News
Jan Greene
2657 Quarter Ln. 35763
Divine Mercy Sunday
The message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is
that God loves us — all of us. And, he wants us to
recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so
that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His
mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus, all
will come to share His joy.
The Divine Mercy message is as simple as ABC:
A - Ask for His Mercy. B - Be merciful.
C - Completely trust in Jesus.
Carmen Hurtado
116 Grey Fawn Tr. 35757
Constance Kennedy
1814 Forney Dr. 35816
Sean & Karen LeMay
Alexander, Jacob, Karlie, Audra, Braden
2622 Quarter Ln. 35763
Silver Egg — Logan Hayles
Gold Egg — Faith Hughes
K-2nd Grade:
Silver Egg — Lydia Buechler
Gold Egg — Asher Maurice
3rd-5th Grade:
Silver Egg — Andrea Lady
Gold Egg — Carmela Calonzo
Ken & Sheri Muenstermann
Klay, Julia
100 Mendenhall Dr. 35758
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
C If you are interested in becoming Catholic
I please contact the Office of Religious
A Education and speak with Tracy Finke our
Director 256-881-0345 or email
[email protected]
Sunday, April 19
8:30 am —11:00 am
Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Hash-brown Casserole,
Bacon, Sausage and Fruit Cocktail
Tickets: $6 per person or $25 for the whole family
Sponsored by the Holy Spirit Knights of Columbus
Council 764.
Spiritual Adoption Update
Oil and sweat glands are functioning. The
delicate skin of the growing baby is protected from
the fetal waters by a special ointment called
“vernix”. If the baby were born in this month, given
the proper care, he could survive.
Let us be steadfast in our daily prayer for our
spirituality adopted children.
We wanted to thank all of the sponsors for writing
such beautiful letters that were presented to the kids
at the orphanage in Leogane, Haiti. Even though
most of them were in English, the kids held onto their
letters (and envelopes!) for days. Many letters included family pictures. (A lot of kids had their letters
loosely translated into French.) They all were much
appreciated! Thank you!
Please check out our new bulletin board display. Read some of the trip report posted on the bulletin board - our latest team had a lot going on that
week, including a 2-day strike they had to work
around. There are lots of pictures showing just some
of their hard work. Please visit our website at
www.holyspirithaitimission.org. And join our Facebook group at Holy Spirit Haiti Mission.
Divine Mercy for the Unborn
For all the helpless little children who die in the
womb of their mother, I pray that all of these little
souls will be given eternal life by Our Lord Jesus
Christ, through His Divine Mercy and I beg Jesus
that I be allowed to spiritually baptize a little souls
born dead and I do so by saying: I baptize you (give
baby’s name) in the name of The Father, The Son,
and The Holy Spirit ....
"I have called you by your name, you are mine"
(Is. 43:1)
Ministry needs “homemade” cookies. The cookies
are needed by 4:00 PM on Wednesday, April 22.
For information about the ministry, please call
Cynthia Goshen #256-536-4797
NO larger than 3 inches in diameter
NO icing on outside of cookies
NO powdered sugar
NO raisins or fruit in or on cookies
NO notes baked inside cookies
*Pray for the inmates as the cookies are baked.
*Allow cookies to cool before bagging.
*Please pack fully cooled cookies in zip lock bags.
(Please no plastic bags with twist ties or tin/
cardboard boxes.)
*Chocolate chip cookies are especially liked.
*Preferable no fragile cookies.
*Absolutely no bought cookies will be taken in.
These boys and men haven’t had home baked goodies in a long time.
A Mighty Fortress of Faith
A History of St. Mary of the Visitation Church
This book, commemorating and celebrating 150
years of the first Catholic Church in
is presented in four parts - each a snapshot of a distinct period in the development of the church:
Part 1: Beginnings of the Church
Part 2: Newspaper Articles 1869-1919
Part 3: Family histories
Part 4: Assorted articles and other parish stories
The book has been widely received, including
Georgetown University, University of Notre Dame,
the Library of Congress, Bishop Baker, and Pope
Benedict, who sent a letter of congratulations and
regret that he could not be in Huntsville to celebrate
the Anniversary!
Hardbound, illustrated, and more than 400 pages
Reduced to $50 - Available in our Bookstore
From the Library…
In the 1640s, Jesuit priests of New France
brought Christianity to the Huron Indians of
what is now Ontario, Canada. The Indians
were savagely cruel, torturing, beheading, even eating their enemies. French fighting the English was
nothing compared to Hurons fighting the Iroquois.
But amidst this blood and horror, the priests cared
for the sick, returned love for abuse, baptized thousands. Many of the priests were killed. Eight were
the first in North America to be canonized as saints.
The book Saints of the American Wilderness, based
on actual letters and documents, tells their courageous and sad story.
Troop AL7361
AHG Mission
“Building women of integrity through service to God,
family, community, and country”
American Heritage Girls is a Christ-centered
character development scouting program for girls
ages 5 - 18. Our troop, AL7361, meets on
Sunday afternoons twice a month.
For more information:
[email protected] | http://www.ahg-al7361.org
EXPERIENCING grief, hospitalization, relocation, loneliness, job loss, cancer, financial stress, disability, difficult pregnancy, long-term illness…?
Need the listening ear of someone who will keep
your story in confidence and pray with and for you?
If so, call for a Stephen Minister today by
contacting Kathy Heckman (256-489-7389) or
Carolyn Brunty (256-683-7015). You will be paired
with a Stephen Minister of the same gender who will
meet with you weekly until your situation improves.
“Bear one another’s burdens and in this way you
will fulfill the law of Christ.” (Gal 6:2)
Troop AL7361 is selling tickets to the
Belk Charity Sale which will be held Saturday, May 2nd. Tickets are $5 each and
are worth $5 off your first purchase on
the day of the sale. Pre-sales are available for Belk
credit card holders the week prior to the Charity Sale.
Belk Charity Sales offer great discounts and often include some of rarely discounted brands. Please look
for us after masses the weekend of 11-12 April!
"Life after Loss: A Journey to Healing"!
Brookdale Place Jones Farm, First United Methodist
Church, Hospice of North Alabama and Laughlin
Funeral Service are pleased to announce a new six
week grief support group "Life after Loss: A Journey
to Healing"! The group will meet on Thursdays, 3:00
-4:00 pm, April 23 - May 28. in the third floor Game
Room of Brookdale Place Jones Farm, 2815 Carl T.
Jones Dr. SE. It is open to the entire Huntsville community at no charge. The facilitator will be The Rev.
Carl Malm of The Center for Loss, Grief and
Change. Reservations are requested but not required.
Light refreshments will be served. For more information or to make a reservation, please phone Jana
Seikel at Brookdale Place, 256 881-6111 or Rev.
Malm at 256 883-6539.
Cub Scout Pack 361
Cub Scouting is for boys in the 1st – 5th grades,
or 7 to 10 years of age.
Meets every 1st Tuesday evening at 6:30pm
Holy Spirit School Auditorium
POC Mar y Zur insky, Cubmaster (256)-698-5141
[email protected]
“The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make
ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of
the Scout Oath and Law.”
Did you find the needle?
Easter - pg. 6, outside the empty tomb
Fr. John McDonald
Somewhere in this Bulletin a needle is hiding.
See if you can find it!
Bir thday: Apr il 13
THANK YOU FOR your generous donations toward Easter flowers and
decorations for the Church in memory and honor of the following:
In Memory Of:
Mary & Frank Allen
Charles P. Bailey Family, Relatives,
& Friends
Pat & Danny Barcal
Ron Baslock
Mr. & Mrs. Antonio Beltran, Sr.
Jeannie Bennett
Stan Berry
Nina & Mickey Bertanzetti
Richard J. Boehme, Sr.
Frank Bowden
Maurice Boyd
Jean Brown & Family
Robert E. Bundy
Doris Carroll
Laurie Caruso
Cerny, King, & Crain Families
Christensen, Linderman
Citrano and Corsale Families
& Deep Families
Clark & Creel Families
Angelina Collier
Ioan Comsa
Hazel Cowley
Irene & Daniel Coyle
John & Marty Coyle
Harry & Margaret Craft
Mario Cuaton
Barbara Davis
James Edmund DeFer
Delaney and McNamara Families
C.A. Donaldson
James Duhon
Mr. & Mrs. Cletus Durand
Pete, Joyce, & Randy Erhardt
Viola & Rocco Faillace
Stevan Farms
Jose Feito
Edward Fetter
Margaret Fitmani
Ethel Francis
Annette Furlong
Richard Gardner
Kenneth F. Gibbons
Joe Greco
Mr. Gene Grospitch
George Gunter
William & Mary Charles Hare, Sr.
Thomas Harris
The Hawke Family
Tyler Matthew Hayes
Lee & Marie Heckman
Hock and Sollohub Families
Delores Hoffmann
Edward Hoffmann
Philip Holladay
Ted & Lillian Holysz
Aggie, Calvert & Carol Hudgens
George & Grace Hetcherson
Mary F. Jenkin
JoAnn & Doug Jenrath
Bob Johnson
William A. & Joan Karigan
Florence & Raymond Kelly
Mary Sue Kelly
Ray Kelly
Dolores Kirchgessner
Catherine Somers Knickrehm
Koh Grandparents
Antoni Kowalski
Mary & Michael Kozak
Walter LaRose
Frank LaRuffa
Michael Lawrence
Earl Linneman
Mary & Daniel Lurisi
William R. McBride
Tom/Ollie McCullough
Antoni Madej
Zofia Madej
Marchetta Family
Philip Maturo
George F. Mayer, Sr.
Catherine Mitchell
Doyce Mitchell, Sr.
Gloria Fay Mitchell
Raymond Mitchell
Thomas Mitchell
George C. Mixon, Sr.
Mary Charlotte Morales
Helen & Bert Morgan
Keavy Nenninger
Donald O’Halloran
Quinton Owen
David Pentecost
Orlando & Helen Potthoff
Joseph & Mary Louise Preston
Francis McKinley Puett
Robert K. Raunich
Floyd Ribichaux
Richard Richey
Bob Riemer
Lisa F. Roberts
The Rossi and Bele Family
Mr. & Mrs. Simplicio
A. Salvador
Russell & Helen Schoper
Betty Scollard
Mr. & Mrs. Leo Scollard
Mary E. Sharpless
Dr. Cornelius C. Shih
Lawrence E. Shields
Douglas J. Smith
Henry & Lydia Smith
Judith D. Smith
Sheppard & Katie Somers
Edna Louis Pinder Spencer
Talmage Spivey
Barbara Stein
Art Steinmotz
Tyson Stinson
Francis X. Strauman
Robert Sullivan
Ann Tranchina
Traut & Tucker Families
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Trenkle
Henry Valadez
Thomas L. Walker
Joseph Walters, Sr.
Thomas B. Whiteside, Jr.
Faye Wilbourn
Patricia Parr Willett
Raymond Cole Willett
Peter Wright
Betty Wyskida
Margery & Jake Yanosky
Mr. Jerry Young
Zofia Zajac
Henryk Zarzeka
Our Deceased Military
In Honor Of:
Karen & Scott Barnes Family
Mary Bell & Family
Jeff Craft & Family
Nell Craft
Ofenloch Families
Nell Spivey
Mary Walker
Vacation Bible School:
Vacation Bible School will take place the Week of
June 8th through the 12th from 9 am until noon. Our
theme this year is “Everest.” Registration Forms are
available in the vestibule of the church, the church
office, and the school office. You may also access
Registration Forms online at
www.holyspirithsv.com. Vacation Bible School is
open to children ages 3 ½ through ending 5th graders. We can accept Registration Forms for the first
200 children who register. If your
child needs to be placed in the
same group with another child,
please indicate this on the form.
Religious Education
Tracy Finke 881-0345
Confirmation Interviews:
Confirmation Interviews will take place the week of
April 13th through the 16th in the church offices.
Please call Judy Rebman or Tracy Finke to schedule
a 15 minute interview for your Confirmation Candidate.
been mailed. Please refer to the mailed schedule.
Our next Confirmation Session is scheduled for
Wednesday, April 22nd from 6:00 to 8:30 pm in the
school auditorium. Please enter the doors under the
veranda in the back parking lot of the school to the
left of the gym. Parents, please have your Candidate
arrive by 5:50 pm in order to get a drink and a snack
and be ready to begin at 6pm.
Youth Activity
Lori Lai 256-882-6483
Website: http://holyspirithsv.com/?page_id=2578
Confirmation will take place on Fr iday, Apr il 24
at 7pm. Candidates and Sponsors need to arrive to
the Parish Hall by 6pm. Bishop Baker will meet with
the Candidates by 6:20.
Middle School (6-8th grade): Sundays 4-5:30 PM
Confirmation Practice:
Practice for Confirmation will take place Thursday, April 23rd at 5:30 pm. Candidates and Sponsors
should arrive at the Parish Hall by 5:30 pm ready for
practice. Please do not be late. Allow 2 hours for
practice. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be
offered after practice as all Candidates need to be in
a State of Grace for Confirmation. If a sponsor can’t
make it for practice, a parent should take the sponsor’s place.
High School (9-12th grade):
following the 11:45 am Mass from 1 pm to 3pm.
Wednesday thru Friday, 3-6:00 PM
Youth Room Open to 9th thru 12 graders.
Come study or just hang out!
First Communion Retreat:
The First Communion Retreat will take place on
Friday, April 17th from 6:00 to 8:30 pm in the Parish
Life Center. Please sign your child in leaving a
phone number where you can be reached and help
him or her pin on a nametag.
Please turn in your child’s form entitled “I Know
My Prayers” the night of the retreat verifying that
your child does indeed know the required prayers for
First Communion.
First Communion Picture orders can be turned in
the night of the retreat as well.
High School:
April 25 - Group Swing Dance Night
July 10-12 - Stuebenville Atlanta
(Final Payment is due!!)
Volunteer/Service Opportunities:
April 10 - Parents Night Out Volunteers needed
Youth Mass Dates thru May 2015:
Sunday 11:45 AM Masses:
April 19
First Communion:
First Communion will take place on Sunday, May 3rd
at 4:30 pm. All children need to arrive to the Parish
Hall by 4:00 pm. Individual pictures will be taken in
the church by the Tabernacle starting at 3:00 pm.
Check out the Lighthouse Catholic Media in the back of church. We have great
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life-changing proportions by addressing some of the most important
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Book: “Bible Basics for Catholics.” From biblical scholar Dr. John
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St. Vincent De Paul Society
April 18 (Sat.) Magnificat Prayer Luncheon
At Prince of Peace Deasy Hall, 4600 Preserve Pkwy,
Hoover, from 11:30-2:30. Tickets are $10 and are
available by calling #205-680-6007. Ticket sales end
on Wednesday, April 15. NO tickets sold at door.
Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul
wish to thank you for your generosity in providing
groceries for the pantry. The need for basis/staples
is continuous throughout the year. Please continue
to support those less fortunate in our community as
you do your grocery shopping. Certain items are
low or no longer available to give to our clients.
Foods needed now: canned fruit,
jelly, and canned peas, corn, and
green beans.
Holy Family Regional School, 4k-8th grade
A dynamic, Christ-centered leader is needed to serve
as principal at Holy Family Regional School in
Huntsville, AL. Candidate must be a practicing Roman Catholic. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.
Perpetual Adoration Chapel
The following hours are open:
Monday: 12 noon
Holy Family Regional School is seeking an exper ienced, part -time Middle School Social Studies
teacher for the 2015/16 school year. The candidate
should hold a valid Alabama teacher certification or
be able to apply for one immediately. Please send a
letter of inquiry and a resume to Patricia Kuhn, Principal, Holy Family Regional School at
[email protected]
For more information, to schedule an hour, or to
obtain the keypad code for late night/early morning
entry, contact one of the following Chapel Committee members: Bob Dineen, 256-880-0221,
Pete Robert, 256-882-0033,
Malen Colberg, (Spanish) 256-650-5194 or
Maritza Holland (Spanish) 808-551-2901.
A Panamá Canal Cruise
Are you tired of these cold, snowy winter days?
Why not join your friends from the neighboring
parishes as they plan on cruising through the Panama Canal in November 2015. Explore the beauty
and color of Costa Rica, San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, Cabo San Lucan, Mexico, Cartagena, Columbia,
to mention just a few of the Ports of Call, as you enjoy the Panama Canal Cruise on your way to Los
Angeles, California. There are just a few spots available at this time. If you would like to learn more
about this adventure, please join your fellow travelers at our monthly gathering at Annunciation of the
Lord in Decatur. The next meeting will take place
on Monday, April 13th. at 6:30p.m. You are invited
to bring a pot-luck heavy hors d‘oeuvre to
share. Hope to see you on April 13th. at 6:30p.m.
Holy Spirit Regional
Catholic School
A National BLUE RIBBON School Winner 2013!
Interested in working with children? Giving back to
the school? We are seeking Substitute Teachers!
Please call Sondra at 256-881-4852.
Saint John Paul II Catholic
High School
Contact Mrs. Kathleen Tetzlaff, Admissions Dir., to
schedule a tour. www.jp2falcons.org/admissions
Expecting or recently had a baby?
Natural Family Planning is still effective postpartum! The Couple to Couple League (CCL) will offer
a postpartum NFP class on May 7, 2015 at 5:15pm at
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Madison in
the All-purpose Room. Register online at
www.ccli.org. For more information, contact Chris
& Alison Protz, CCL Teaching Couple, at [email protected] or 256-520-3874.
A weekend-worth of nostalgic entertainment is
ahead when JPII Falcon Theatre presents three
shows of Bye, Bye, Birdie at St. John Paul II Catholic High School. The musical will be performed
April 17th at 7:00 PM and 18th at 2:00 PM as well as
7:00 PM.
Invest just five minutes a day, and your faith
will deepen and grow—a day at a time.
SUNDAY, APRIL 12, 2015
and spread the Good News. God was living and breathing
in them. As they shared their faith journeys, more and
more light entered the world. By that light, we believe.
And in the light of the Risen Christ, there is hope and
freedom and grace. Today, see the light that shines within
you. Tend the flames of mercy and find the Good News
this day holds!
TODAY’S READINGS: Acts 5:17-26; John 3:16-21
(269). “Whoever lives the truth comes to the
Celebrate God’s abundance
Scripture is replete with images of the abundance of God:
from the widow of Zarephath receiving alabaster jars full
of flour and oil to the miracle of water becoming wine at
the wedding feast in Cana. How might this characteristic
of God inform our own activities? What choices might we
make in our relationships, at work, or standing in line at
the grocery store? How might we live out of God’s abundance even on those days or weeks or years of feeling
like we have less than nothing? Let us nudge our alabaster jar toward God and trust that God will take care of the
TODAY’S READINGS: Acts 5:27-33; John 3:31-36
(270). “God does not ration his gift of the Spirit.”
Things that go bump set us right
The smallpox Kateri suffered as a child left her with a
scarred face and near blindness, hence her name
Tekakwitha—“She who bumps into things,” which seems
cruel, but also might be a reminder of unpredictable
grace. Years ago, when the bumper sticker “S*** happens” was popular, Bishop Richard Sklba countered such
a defeatist attitude by reminding us that “Grace happens”
too. What we bump into and what bumps into us every
day are countless opportunities to wake up to God’s
grace at work. Maybe you will “bump into” a neighbor or
stranger to whom you can be of some service today.
TODAY’S READINGS: Acts 5:34-42; John 6:1-15
(271). “Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks,
and distributed them to those who were reclining.”
Community with a capital “C”
The church is built on community. Together, the People of
God welcome new members in Baptism, come together to
be fed in the Eucharist, and witness faith proclaimed at
Confirmation. Such community nurtures, supports, and
affirms the universality and unity of church. When gathering around the table to celebrate, give thanks, and worship, it is helpful from time to time to look and see those
around us. Who isn’t present? Who isn’t being served at
the table? Who have I shut out? Our call is to spread the
Good News . . . and sometimes the greatest news is that
all are welcome.
TODAY’S READINGS: Acts 6:1-7; John 6:16-21
(272). “It is I. Do not be afraid.”
We are stronger for the scars
There’s a classic scene in the 1975 movie Jaws where
Quint, Hooper, and Brody are at sea, comparing the scars
they have. From a moray eel bite to an arm-wrestling
match, each scar contains the memory of great physical
and emotional pain. Their conversation is more than a
friendly game of bettering the other (“I got that beat!”); it’s
a way of sharing and weaving together significant stories
on their journey. The scars we have witness not only to
hardship but also to resilience! Consider the scars that
you bear. How might they impart meaning to yourself and
to others?
TODAY’S READINGS: Acts 4:32-35; 1 John 5:1-6;
John 20:19-31 (44). “Then Jesus said to Thomas,
“ ‘Put your finger here and see my hands, and
bring your hand and put it into my side, and do
not be unbelieving, but believe.’ ”
Choose the good
Get a powerful person angry and you often pay a penalty.
Martin I became the last pope-martyr for accepting his
election without waiting for the emperor’s approval. That
“mistake” was followed quickly by another: Martin condemned a notion the emperor favored. Folks like the emperor preferred to think of Christ’s humanity as dissolving
“like a drop of honey in the sea” of his divinity—rendering
Christ’s free choice to save us as no choice at all. Goodness must always be chosen, which makes us truly human and not puppets—as emperors then and now would
like us to be.
TODAY’S READINGS: Acts 4:23-31; John 3:1-8
(267). “What is born of flesh is flesh and what is
born of spirit is spirit.”
Leap of faith
There is a folksy saying, attributed to many different ethnic groups, that goes: “Every baby is born with a loaf of
bread under his arm.” In so many words, it means that
God will provide, even if you’re not exactly sure how. It’s
difficult to let go of worry in the face of uncertainty, whether it’s being able to care for a child or to handle any important responsibility. Your willingness to try, despite your
fears, without knowing the outcome, shows faith. Trust
that God will see you through it.
TODAY’S READINGS: Acts 4:32-37; John 3:7b-15
(268). “There was no needy person among them
… the proceeds … were distributed to each according to need.”
Light the way
As the days of Easter continue, the light of the Easter
dawn shines brightly. That light revealed that Christ had
risen and, in the light of day, called his disciples to go out
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Arrangements for weddings must be made six
months in advance with our priests. A Marriage
Preparation Class is required.
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the parish office to make arrangements.
Contact parish office prior to hospitalization,
surgery or during illness.
Baptism Preparation Class
For parents and godparents, June 10—7:00 PM in
the Multi Purpose Room of the Parish Life Center.
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Tracy Finke
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Marianne Higgins
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Michael Sudnik
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Society of St.Vincent DePaul Jason Poyer
Stephen Ministry
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Jeanne King
Holy Spirit Travel Club
Sandy Wells
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Debra Kibler
Beth Jerman
Parish Life Center Library Dexter Nilsson
Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist
Bob Dineen
Pete Robert
Malen Colberg (Spanish)
Maritza Holland(Spanish) 808-551-2901
Jason Poyer
Widowed Group
Hugo Jenrath
Our Lady’s Rosary Makers Ann Digesu
Pat Scroggins
Adult Choirs
St. Cecilia Choir and
St. Gregory Youth Choir
St. Nicholas Choir
Youth Mass Ensemble
Mary Walker
Deacon Mike Sudnik
Kyle Becher
Judy Rebman
Hugo Jenrath
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Pat Tobbe
Mary Zurinsky
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Lori Lai
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