St. Raphael Catholic Parish Dedication of the Lateran Basilica November 8th & 9th, 2014 1125 Old Steese Hwy. N. P.O. Box 10508 Fairbanks, Alaska 99710 [email protected] http://www.straphaelfairbanks.org Finance Council Anna Atchison [email protected] Jeff Gibson Council Chair [email protected] Nancy Kelly [email protected] Mike Mathers [email protected] Lorna Shaw [email protected] David Szumigala [email protected] Parish Office Schedule Office Phone: 457-6603 Office Fax: 457-4461 Tuesdays: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Wednesdays: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Thursdays: Varies Fridays: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm Saturdays: 4:00 pm—7:00 pm * Sundays: 8:30 am - NOON * * depends on scheduled events Liturgy Schedule Sundays -Tuesdays : 9:30am Wednesdays - Saturdays: 5:30 pm Wednesdays - Rosary: 6:00 pm Parish Priest and Hospital Chaplain Father Kasparaj Mallavarapu 457-6603 347-5438 (c) [email protected] Priests’ Team Father Bala Gangarapu Father Nelson Marilag 328-3986 457-3290 457-3542 378-4039 455-6171 455-0262 Parish Council Thor Bergstrom Council Vice Chair 457-1077 [email protected] Ernie & Ramona Berry 456-1446 [email protected] Karen Chancler 479-5994 [email protected] Mike Kramer Council Chair 457-4447 [email protected] Tammy Langley 347-6159 [email protected] Marc Lee 479-9004 [email protected] Jason & Mimi Lesniak 490-7363 [email protected] Madeline Nance 479-3883 [email protected] PARISH COUNCIL meets every 3rd Tuesday of each month. See parish calendar for details. Pastoral Administrator Marie Martin 457-6603 (church) 458-8960(h) [email protected] 371-8701(c) 347-7320(c) Deacon George Bowder 488-9063 (h) 374-9541(w) [email protected] Accountant, Parish Secretary Nancy Kelly 457-6603 457-3542 (h) [email protected] Confessions Saturdays 4:30-5:00 PM or by appointment Baptism Call Marie Martin to schedule the One month preparation. Maintenance Manager Tim Smith 488-9807 [email protected] Marriage Contact the office at least six months prior to the wedding. Parish Prayer Chain Please e-mail Gloria Slagle at [email protected] Visitation of the Sick If you know of a parishioner who is in the hospital or homebound, please notify the parish office, so we can visit with them. Marriage/Family Counseling and Spiritual Direction Madeline C. Nance MA PS, CFLE 479-3883 First Reading Ezekiel 47:1-2, 8-9, 12 Saving water flowed from the temple, and all who were touched with it were saved. Responsorial Psalm Psalm 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9 The waters of the river gladden the city of God, the holy dwelling of the Most High! Gospel John 2:13-22 “Zeal for your house will consume me.” The temple to be raised up, in three days, is the temple of Christ’s body. to our Parish! We invite you to join us for refreshments after Mass. Tuesday Memorial of Martin of Tours, bishop Ti 2:1-8, 11-14 Lk 17:7-10 Thursday Memorial of Frances Xavier Cabrini, virgin Phlm 7-20 Lk 17:20-25 Friday Weekday 2 Jn 4-9 Lk 17:26-37 Saturday Weekday 3 Jn 5-8 Lk 18:1-8 Sunday TWENTY THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Prv 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31 1 Thes 5:1-6 Mt 25:14-30 MINISTRY SCHEDULE November 8th & 9th, 2014 Cup Lectors John Bunten Rebecca Kegley Mark Martin Fred Wirth Bill Mitchell Thor Bergstrom Bread Jeff Gibson Collection Counters Mike Mathers & Marie Martin Hospitality Bev Kersey & Dorothy Ostanik (Sat) Richard Stout & Celine Harrington November 15th & 16th, 2014 Cup Lectors Tammy Langely Katie Spellman David Szumigala David Szumigala Anna Atchison Madeline Nance Bread Katie Martin Hospitality Bev Kersey & Dorothy Ostanik (Sat) The Hendricks Catholic Radio KQHE 92.7 fm Monday Memorial of Leo the Great, pope and doctor Ti 1:1-9 Lk 17:1-6 Wednesday Memorial of Josaphat, bishop, martyr Ti 3:1-7 Lk 17:11-19 Second Reading 1 Corinthians 3:9c-11, 16-17 We are God’s temple and the Spirit of God dwells in us. Collection Counters Sue Heinrichs & Nancy Kelly WELCOME VISITORS AND GUESTS If you are interested in joining St. Raphael’s community, please see parish staff. Weekly Readings The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica Mass Intention Saturday, November 8th Parish Marian Prayer Group for the rosary on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. In the Hospital? Remember to tell the staff of Fairbanks Memorial that you are Catholic and wish to be on the Catholic List. Fr. Kaspar and our Stephen Ministers visit and bring Holy Communion to Catholic patients daily. They can arrange to offer the Sacraments of Reconciliation and/or Anointing of the Sick. The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful James 5:16 Please remember these dear friends in your prayers: Repose of the soul of William Bell; Patrice Buck, Carl Kegley, Tonya Mattison, McGuire Hamme, Ernie Berry. Bjorn Talvi , Kaci, Teresa S., Mette Russell, John Barnes, Thalia Stout, Mark, Kathy Schalk, Betty Johnson, Russell Talvi, Robin Eagan, Tom Slagle, Michael & Leslie Harrington Dedication of St. John Lateran November 9th Most Catholics think of St. Peter’s as the pope’s main church, but they are incorrect. St. John Lateran is the pope’s church, the cathedral of the Diocese of Rome where the Bishop of Rome presides. The first basilica on the site was built in the fourth century when Constantine donated land he had received from the wealthy Lateran family. That structure and its successors suffered fire, earthquake and the ravages of war, but the Lateran remained the church where popes were consecrated until the popes returned from Avignon in the 14th century to find the church and the adjoining palace in ruins. Pope Innocent X commissioned the present structure in 1646. One of Rome’s most imposing churches, the Lateran’s towering facade is crowned with 15 colossal statues of Christ, John the Baptist, John the Evangelist and 12 doctors of the Church. Beneath its high altar rest the remains of the small wooden table on which tradition holds St. Peter himself celebrated Mass. Unlike the commemorations of other Roman churches (St. Mary Major, August 5; Sts. Peter and Paul, November 18), this anniversary is a feast. The dedication of a church is a feast for all its parishioners. In a sense, St. John Lateran is the parish church of all Catholics, because it is the pope's cathedral. This church is the spiritual home of the people who are the Church. CATECHISM CORNER The Youth Catechism, written in language suitable for young people, deals with the entire Catholic Faith as it was presented in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC of 1997). It is structured in Question-and-Answer format. We present the same here…. Is Sacred Scripture true? “The books of Scripture firmly, faithfully, and without error teach (the) truth...Written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, they have God as their author” (Second Vatican Council, DV 11). (103-107). The → Bible did not fall from heaven in its final form, nor did God dictate it to human scribes who copy it down mechanically. Rather, “God chose certain men who ...made full use of their own faculties and powers so that though he acted in them and by them, it was as true authors that they consigned to writing whatever he wanted written, and no more” (Second Vatican Council, DV 11). One factor in recognizing particular texts as Sacred Scripture was their general acceptance in the Church. In the Christian communities there had to be a consensus: “Yes, through this text God himself speaks to us– this is inspired by the Holy Spirit!” Which of the many original Christian writings are really inspred by the Holy Spirit has been defined since the fourth century in the so-called → CANON of Sacred Scriptures. EVENT CALENDAR Knight’s Corner Pancake Breakfast is back - See you this Sunday for Super Sundays ! Veteran’s Memorial mass SHC, November 11th, 7:00 pm **Watch for details on future Family Nights November 9th, Sunday Acts Bible study 11:15– 1:15 pm November 11th, Tuesday Veterans Day. Mass 7:00pm Sacred Heart Cathedral sponsored by KOC . Pie & coffee after Mass in the Basement Hall. Come to Pray for & honor our Veteran's, their families & our great country. November 12th, Wednesday Adoption Information Session, FCA, 6:30-8:30 pm Noel Wien Library ADORATION 3:00 - 8:00 pm November 13th, Thursday Prayer to Receive a New Bishop As the process continues for the Pope to select the next bishop for this diocese, we ask everyone to please pray the following Praise to you, Lord our God, our eternal Shepherd and guide. In your faithfulness, grant to the Diocese of Fairbanks a shepherd whose watchful care and kindly zeal will continue the good work of his predecessors. In your love for us, give us a shepherd who will lead us in being Christ’s heart of mercy, voice of hope, and hands of justice. Help him to fill our minds and hearts with the truth of the Gospel, the power of the sacraments, and the desire to build up your holy Church. We ask this through Jesus Christ, your Son and our Lord, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen 1st Communion class 5:30 pm November 15th, Saturday Parish BINGO NIGHT—POTLUCK (after 5:30 pm mass) Details tba November 16th, Sunday Confirmation Class 11:00-2:00 pm Benedictine Group 1:30-3:00 pm Chancery Building ( info Betty Johnson) November 18th, Tuesday PARISH COUNCIL MEETING ?? 6:30 pm November 21st, Friday FAITH-FILM-FOOD @ ICC featuring “God’s Not Dead” movie, potluck 6:30 pm: Movie starts 7:00 pm November 22nd, Saturday 2nd Collection: CCHD Spaghetti Dinner (after 5:30 pm mass) for Zim Kids… info to follow.. November 23rd, Sunday 2nd Collection: CCHD Acts Bible study 11:15– 1:15 pm TEEN Mass 5:30 pm Jr./Sr. High after mass November 29th, Saturday Jr./Sr. High Elf Workshop tba November 30th, Sunday 1st Sunday in Advent December 6, Saturday SUPER SATURDAY 9:30 am—Noon Holy Hour of Adoration at ICC Pray with, and for our priests; a new Bishop for our Diocese; and for villages without priests! Every Wednesday from 11:00am—Noon followed by Mass at 12:10pm. All are welcome! Parish Finances - October 2014 Monthly Projected need: $16,422.25 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION Opportunities Super Saturday December 7th….. For all pre-K through 5th grade. Please join us from 9:3012:00 for our Religious Education program. We will break open the Word, pray, sing, and learn about Jesus and His presence in our everyday lives. All are welcome! Acts Bible Study Adult bible study. After mass 11:15 am—1:15 pm. Next class November 9th All are welcome !!!! CONFIRMATION Next class November 16th 11:00 am to 2:00 pm FIRST COMMUNION pm, with class afterwards. Meets Thursdays monthly. Potluck 5:30 Next class November 13th. Jr./Sr. High meets Sunday November 23rd, after Teen mass RCIA Are you interested in becoming CATHOLIC? Classes start soon, please see Marie Martin or Nancy Gibson. Calling all young adults from 18 to 35, single or married! Miguel's Feast and Faith Restaurant on Airport Way, November 17th 7 to 9 PM. Subject Catholics & the Bible. Dinner provided ! Questions: please call Kelle Lynch-Baldwin, Diocesan Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry at 374-9542. “Are you interested in learning Natural Family Planning? Classes sponsored by the Couple to Couple League begin November. Go to ccli.org to register and order course materials: call Marc and Ann Lee at 479-9004 for more information. “ May God bless our Veterans!!! Catholic Schools of Fairbanks, Opening for Assistant Director, After School Program. Hours M-F, 12:00 PM 6:00 PM on days school is in session, summers for Camp Comet. Contact & send resume, cover letter to Catholic Schools of Fairbanks, ATTN: Kim Stokes, 615 Monroe Street, Fairbanks, Alaska 99701 or email it to [email protected] Actual Receipts: Mass collections $9,317.16 We Share Collections $2,810.00 Shortage for October……$4,135.90 World Mission Sunday Special Collection $1,188.00 RE APPEAL collected this month: $1,355.00 Christmas in the Bush Parish Finances - November 2014 Budgeted Annual Sunday/Holy Day Collections $197,067.00 Actual Receipts Year to date: $52,661.64 Monthly Projected Need: $16,422.25 Weekly Need: $4,135.90 Last week’s Mass Collections We Share Collections $2,467.00 $290.00 RE Appeal collected this month $470.00 Needed: new hats, gloves and scarves for children, youth; Christmas art, craft materials, small new stuffed animals, religious articles, Christmas treats. Deliver to the Chancery by December 1. Donations for postage are also needed. For info: Sr. Dorothy at [email protected] or 907-374-9572. Coming soon: DENALI CENTER Christmas box Please donate new items for their residents’ Christmas giving needs: scarfs, mittens, gloves…. Box will be in banquet hall….. St. Mark's University Catholic Student Association retreat Saturday, November 15th, House of Prayer on Chancery grounds. Young Adults in the University system, full or part time, are invited to participate (between the ages of 18-30). Retreat Director will be Fr. James Peak covering the topic of prayer. For more information contact Mary Pat Boger at St. Mark's: [email protected] Cost $10 per person; lunch provided.
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