Jan. 25, 2015 - Holy Spirit Catholic Church

HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH
Rev. Michael Mac Mahon, Pastor
883-4359
Rev. Vincent Bresowar, Associate Pastor
882-1132
Rev. Paul Choi, Administrator of the
Korean Catholic Community
690-9951
Deacon Sam Dias 715-1190
Deacon Michael Sudnik 604-3374
Deacon Larry Sisterman 881-8938
Deacon Bob Becher 479-5361
MASS SCHEDULE/HORARIO
Saturday/Sabado
Sunday/Domingo
5:00 PM
7:30 AM, 9:00 AM &
11:45 AM
WEEKDAY/DIA EN SEMANA
Mon., Tues, Wed, Thurs., Fri. @ 7:30 AM
Lunes, Martes, Miercoles, Jueves, Viernes
Monday/Lunes
12:00 Noon
Tuesday/Martes
12:00 Noon
Wednesday/Miercoles
7:00 PM
Thursday/Jueves
12:00 Noon
Friday/Viernes
9:00 AM School Mass
(call the office to verify)
RECONCILIATION/CONFESIONES
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
PARISH ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF/OFICINA
8:00 AM-4:30 PM Monday/Lunes-Thursday/Jueves
Friday/Viernes 8:00 AM-1:00 PM
Administrative Assistant
Mar y Walker
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CHRISTIAN FORMATION
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
882-6483
KOREAN MASS
Thursday & Saturday at 9:30 AM, and
Tuesday & Friday at 7:30 PM, at the Korean Rectory
HISPANIC MINISTRY/MINISTERIO HISPANO
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.
HOLY DAY MASS SCHEDULE
6:30 AM, 9:00 AM , 12:00 Noon & 6:00 PM
BULLETIN NOTICES
Send Bulletin Notices to
[email protected] (subject to approval)
Deadline for notices Tuesday at Noon.
HOLY SPIRIT REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Terrance Golden, Principal 881-4852 ext. 103
BOOKSTORE HOURS
POPE JOHN PAUL II CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
Vince Aquila, Principal 430-1760 ext. 101
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
January 25, 2015
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Rest in Peace!
WELCOME!...
Dallas Lindsey,
Uncle of Brandi Simms
HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH...
...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!
THE VESTIBULE...
...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.
Mass Intentions
January 26 ~ February 1, 2015
Monday
7:30 AM † Steve Happ
12:00 PM † Thomas Whiteside
Tuesday
7:30 AM † Richard Smith
12:00 PM † Adele Eberhardt
Wednesday 7:30 AM † Richard Smith
7:00 PM † Kate Prater
Thursday
7:30 AM † Virginia Mozian
12:00 PM † Thomas Whiteside
Friday
7:30 AM † Ramon Castillo
9:00 AM
Doris Castrillo
Saturday
5:00 PM † Raymond Trifilo
Sunday
7:30 AM † Parishioners
9:00 AM † Lee Senkewich
11:45 AM † Paul & Theresa Choe
AT HOLY COMMUNION…
… 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.
INFANTS, TODDLERS, AND CHILDREN…
...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.
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.
INFORMATION…
...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…
AGAIN WELCOME!...
Sue Ellen Adams
Willie Albanes
Stephanie Anderson
Pat Andreoni
Christine Baker
Nancy Bertrand
Zachary Brogdon
Rebecca Brunty
Shea Butler
Doris Cassedy
D. James Chambers
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!
NAME_____________________________
Brenda David
Greg Denton
Elaine Ellingsen
Leslie Enright
Wil Etbauer
Joyce Fontenot
Monica Gan
DAYTIME PHONE__________________
LECTORS January 24-25
5:00 p (OT) B. Hare — (NT) P. Krakus
7:30 a (OT) O. Fadul — (NT) C. Dithmer
9:00 a Catholic School Week Lectors
11:45 a (OT) C. Adams — (NT) L. Adams
LECTORS January 31-February 1
5:00 p (OT) C. Long — (NT) B. Clopp
7:30 a (OT) C. Higgins — (NT) R. Liedel
9:00 a (OT) M. Walker — (NT) K. Frew
11:45 a Youth Lectors
Martha Gould
Amos Green
Beverly Guest
Joan Hart
Renny Hart
Noah Hermosillo
Alan Himbaugh
Katie Hunt
Beverly Hunter
Billy Jenkins
Stan Johns
Holly (Rebman)Johnson
Joanna Johnson
Colleen Kleiber
Moonyean Klueger
Rita & Ken Knowles
Suzanne Lancaster
Vince Lanzillo
Carey Link
Mark Magnet
Caitlyn Manning
Tom Moon
Patricia Morea
Rebecca Morgan
Kathryn Neill
Estelle Owen
Bernie Parr
Sandra Phelps
Elizabeth Restey
Braelyn Richardson
Patrick Riley
Hazel Rogers
Margaret Roth
Katie Ofenloch Sanders
Tonya Seabrooke
Rosemarie Smith
Skip Songy
Virginia Stitt
Sr. Mary Lou Talmon
J.D. Tillman
Catherina Tjitra
Rose Marie Tolley
Kristin Etbauer Wiener
Elbra Wilthrow
Michael Wilks
Ellie Yancey
Vanessa Young
Edward Zielinski
January 31 —Altar Duty
Ann Carey & Barbara DeHaye
Purificator Laundering
January 25 — Gayle Baslock
February 1 — Sandy Gerac
February 8 — Mary Laska
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Our Week In Review
Monday
Jan. 26
Tuesday
Jan. 27
RCIA 6:15p PLC
St. Vincent dePaul Mtg. 9:30a LIB
Pastor al Council Mtg. 6:30p
Reminder to all sponsors of Haitian kids at the Notre
Dame de la Charite Orphanage - please remember to
write a short note to your sponsor child. You can
include a family photo. Our next mission team is
leaving early February for a busy week of projects
and will be taking these letters to all the children. Please send letters to Shelley Corbett, 3021
Augusta Trace Hampton Cove, 35763. Thank
you! (We know the kids will enjoy these notes!)
Wednesday Cenacle Rosar y 9:00a LIB
Jan. 28
Bilingual Mass 7:00p
Creedal Theology Adult Ed 7p Rm 1
Thursday
That Man is You 6:15a PLC
Jan. 29
St.Vincent dePaul Mtg. 7:00p MP
Friday
First Reconciliation Retreat 6-8:30p
Jan. 30
Saturday
BASH at VBC
Jan. 31
Sunday
Blessing of thr oats
Feb. 1
Rel. Ed. Classes
High School Youth Group 1-3:00
Middle School Youth Group 4-5:30
Christ Renews His Parish, or
CRHP (pronounced “chirp”) is a
spiritual renewal weekend designed to help individuals grow in
their personal relationship with
Jesus Christ and with others in the
Holy Spirit parish community. It is a time to relax,
pray, reevaluate priorities, and refresh ourselves spiritually. Does your spiritual life need a boost? Would
you like to get to know some of your fellow parishioners? Attend the men’s or women’s retreat that
will be hosted right here on the campus of Holy Spirit
by Holy Spirit parishioners and clergy. The experience is personal, inspirational, and fulfilling. The
atmosphere is casual and you will form friendships
that can last a lifetime. To learn more about this incredible free gift, contact Christina Spradlin at 256698-8679 or [email protected]
Men’s retreat is planned for February 21-22.
Our Parish News
PALMS NEEDED! Ash Wednesday is fast
-approaching. Please place your dried palms
in the box in the vestibule. Thank you!
Parish Meals on Wheels Team Coordinator Needed
The Team Coordinator is responsible for scheduling
and calling parish volunteer
drivers who deliver lunch to local Seniors one Friday a month.
The job requires a maximum of
five hours monthly.
Please contact Jon Duerr at 256-527-4345.
Family Vocations Day: Celebrating "The Joy of
the Gospel" and the Year of Consecrated Life!
Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 9:00am-3:00pm.
Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church in Birmingham is hosting a Family Vocation Conference on
This is a free event! The whole family is invitedchildren and youngsters to grandparents! Bring your
friends and extended family. Conference talks and
activities will be given by various Religious Orders
serving our diocese as well as Diocesan priests and
more! There will be a Talent Show and entertainment! The day includes Mass, Eucharistic Adoration,
Family Lunch, the Rosary, Confessions, and a Question & Answer session. Registration information is
available at www.birminghamvocations.com Our
Lady of the Valley is located off
of Hwy 119 at 5514 Double Oak
Lane, Birmingham, AL 35242.
Please contact the Office of Vocations (205) 838-2184.
Feb. 12 (Thur.) The Widows & Widowers group
will meet for lunch at the Red Lobster Restaurant on
University Drive at 1:00 PM. Please call Ann at 256881-0863 for information, reservations or cancellations. Newcomers are always welcome. Join us for
fellowship and conversation
PARISH BREAKFAST!
Sunday, January 25
8:30 am —11:00 am
Holy Spirit Church Parish Life Center
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.
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January 7, 2015
My dear Brothers in Christ,
We have a unique and wonderful opportunity in this diocese at our 12th Annual Strong Men
Strong Faith Catholic Men’s Conference. Our confer ence in Huntsville will be on Sunday,
February 15th at Holy Spirit Church. The event begins at 6:00 p.m. and concludes at 8:00 p.m. Ash
Wednesday is February 18, making this an excellent opportunity for men to prepare for Lent 2015.
We have the great pleasure to have with us this year Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers from Portland, Oregon, a highly popular speaker, radio host, and frequent guest on EWTN. Deacon Harold
will present in two hours what it means to be a strong man of strong faith in the world today. He is
a powerful and passionate evangelist and preacher whose no-nonsense approach to living and
proclaiming the Catholic faith is sure to challenge and inspire those who hear him.
Deacon Harold travels extensively speaking at conferences, workshops, retreats, parish missions, High schools, and young adult events addressing people of all ages and from all walks of life
who desire to know Jesus intimately and enjoy a deeper personal relationship with Him. His areas
of expertise include marriage and family life, discerning the will of God, the sacraments, the
Church’s vocational choices and how they are lived out, male spirituality, pro-life issues, evangelization, prayer, and many others.
Deacon Harold holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business Administration
from the University of Notre Dame, and a Master of Theological Studies degree from the University
of Dallas.
This will be a special day for Catholic men, who will share with others what it means to
answer the “highest call.” Men will be challenged to explore their own spirituality and renew their
commitment to Jesus Christ as strong men of strong faith. I am pleased that a portion of the proceeds from this event will go to the St. John Vianney Residence for Priests.
I encourage the women of your parish to send their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers to
this event. The pre-event online registration fee is only $10 or $15 at the door on the night of the
event.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Robert J. Baker, S.T.D.
Bishop of Birmingham in Alabama
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National Catholic Schools Week is the annual
celebration of Catholic education in the United States.
It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week,
which in 2015 is January 25 - 31. The theme for the National Catholic Schools Week 2015 is “Catholic Schools:
Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” Schools
typically observe the annual celebration week with Masses,
open houses and other activities for students, families,
parishioners and community members. Through these
events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to our church,
our communities and our nation.
United States Catholic Elementary and Secondary Schools 2013-2014:
The Annual Statistical Report
Enrollment:
 Total Catholic school student enrollment for the current academic year is 1,974,578.
 1,391,793 in elementary/middle schools; 582,785 in secondary schools
 Student diversity: 19.8% are racial minorities, 15.0% are Hispanic/Latino and 6.4% were
reported as unknown in the racial data collection.
 Non-Catholic enrollment is 323,542 which is 16.4% of the total enrollment.
Schools:
 There are 6,594 Catholic schools: 5,399 elementary; 1,195 secondary.
 42 new schools opened; 133 consolidated or closed.
 1,986 schools have a waiting list for admission.
 The student/teacher ratio is 13:1.
Professional Staff:
 Full-time equivalent professional staff numbered 151,351:
 96.8%: Laity (Lay women: 75.1% Lay men: 21.7%)
3.2%: Religious/Clergy (Sisters: 2.2%; Brothers: 0.5%; Clergy: 0.5%)
Catholic School Trend Data
U. S. Catholic school enrollment reached its peak during the early 1960s when there were
more than 5.2 million students in almost thirteen thousand schools across the nation. The
1970s and 1980s saw a steep decline in both the number of schools and students. By 1990,
there were approximately 2.5 million students in 8,719 schools. From the mid 1990s though
2000, there was a steady enrollment increase (1.3%) despite continued closings of schools.
Pray for our Catholic Schools!
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We would like to send a HUGE “THANK YOU” to
our Corporate Sponsors McCurdy Animal Hospital,
Pope John Paul II Catholic High, Ryder Law Firm,
Classy Nails, Jerry Damson Honda, Nola |
VanPeursem Architects and Iberia Bank. A BIG
"THANK YOU" to our Auction Patrons Mr. & Mrs.
RJ Sollohub, Mr. & Mrs. Bernie Morgan and Mr. &
Mrs. Jerry Damson. We truly appreciate your additional support!! If you would like to be an Auction
Patron or Corporate Sponsor please contact us!
HOLY SPIRIT
REGIONAL SCHOOL BASH
The countdown is on . . . BASH is less than two
weeks away!
ATTENTION ALL BIDDERS!!!! We have some
great items coming in! Check some of them out on
Facebook at Holy Spirit BASH. This will be updated with more of the recent goodies as they come in
so check back periodically! Also, we will start placing a working draft of the “Sloppy Copy” catalog on
our webpage soon – check it out at
www.holyspiritbash.org! Please make sure to look
at our Live Auction items ahead of time and start
“war gaming” with friends that may want to go in on
packages with you! Hint! Hint!
Check us out on Facebook at Holy Spirit BASH.
Check out the BASH website at
www.holyspiritbash.org. Email the BASH Committee at [email protected]
CASH AND CHECKS ARE HIGHLY DESIRED
FOR PAYMENT OPTIONS AT CHECKOUT VERSUS CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS, AS WE GET
CHARGED FEES FOR THE USE OF CARDS.
PLEASE, IF POSSIBLE, TRY TO PAY WITH
CASH OR CHECK. HOWEVER, WE CERTAINLY WILL ACCEPT CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS
WITH NO ISSUES.
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!!
Knights of Columbus Council 764
Family Game Night
Friday, February 13 - 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Holy Spirit's Knights of Columbus Council 764 will
host a Family Game Night in the Parish Life Center
* Reservations – Get your RSVP cards back into the
school or make your reservations online at
www.holyspiritbash.org. The early bird always gets
the worm, but we will gladly accept reservations
from the “late-comers”!
Come enjoy family time with other families in the
Parish. Bring a game to play or play some of
ours. All ages are welcome. We will have an arts &
crafts table for those not wanting to play.
* Donations – Items for the silent and live auctions
are being accepted! You may drop them off at the
front office or contact us at
[email protected] and we will pick them
up. All donations are tax deductible and a tax letter
will be provided. It is never too late for a donation!
Dinner will be served. Please bring your own drinks
and a dessert to share.
Register at Sign-up Genius by entering http://
bit.ly/1y1u7t4 in your browser.
Feeling lucky? For a donation of $25.00 per raffle
ticket, you will have a chance at winning $5000,
$2500, $1500, $500 and $500. Raffle tickets can be
acquired through a Holy Spirit child, in the Holy
Spirit School front office, at the Holy Spirit and
Good Shepherd Church front offices, after Mass on
certain dates and at the BASH. We have sold approximately 900 raffle tickets – help us to sell a few
hundred more so we can reach our ultimate goal of
1400!!
Fr. Louis Giardino Bir thday: J an. 20
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Rite of Sending and Rite of Election for the RCIA
Class:
“Rite of Sending” for the RCIA Class will take
place on Sunday, February 15th at the 9:00 AM
Mass. Sponsors are needed for this Rite. We will
practice for the Rite of Sending in class on Monday,
February 9th from 6:30-8:30 pm.
“Rite of Election” with Bishop Baker will take
place on Saturday, February 21st. The Bishop will
give a talk at 12:30 pm in the Parish Hall. The Rite
will take place at 2:00 pm in the Church. Sponsors
are needed for this Rite. We will practice for the Rite
of Election at our class on Monday, February 16th
from 6:30-8:30 pm.
Religious Education
Tracy Finke 881-0345
[email protected]
Next Confirmation Session is February 4th:
Our next Confirmation Session is scheduled for
Wednesday, February 4th, 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.
Confirmation Retreat:
The Confirmation Retreat will take place the
weekend of February 28th/March 1st Saturday and
Sunday. The Confirmation Candidates should arrive
to the Parish Hall by 6:45 am on Saturday, February
28th. Each Candidate needs to check-in in the Multipurpose Room to the right of the entrance door, turning in all medication at that time. Snacks can be
placed in boxes located on the floor of the vestibule.
Candidates will return on Sunday, March 1st at approximately 3:00 pm. Please refer to the letter we
mailed to parents for more details.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
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C If you are interested in becoming Catholic
please contact the Office of Religious EdI
ucation and speak with Tracy Finke our
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Director 256-881-0345 or email
[email protected]
“Creedal Theology Adult Ed Class”
Wednesday Nights
Come discuss the history and theological language
behind our Church creeds. Spend 12 sessions moderated by Steve Kirsch with fellow adults discussing
the complex historical, philosophical, and theological
concepts behind our creeds. We will meet on
Wednesday nights (except for holy days) at 7:00 in
Mtg. Rm. 1 of the Parish Activity Center (in the
school building). There is no cost for this class.
This is a follow-up class to the Theological Philosophy given previously and while helpful, it is not required that you to have attended that earlier class.
First Reconciliation Retreat:
The First Reconciliation Retreat for our second
graders is Friday, January 30th from 6:00—8:30 pm
in the Parish Life Center. Please arrive to the Parish
Hall by about 5:45 in order to sign your child in and
help pin his/her name tag on. Leave us a number to
contact you if need be and have a fun night! We’ll
see you back at 8:30 pm. If you signed up to help
with the retreat, we will be in contact very soon.
First Reconciliation:
First Reconciliation is scheduled for Saturday,
February 7th at 10:00 am. Please arrive in the church
by 9:50 am and sit wherever you would like (except
for any reserved seating).
Please remember that we have a First Reconciliation Breakfast for all second gr ader s making
First Reconciliation and their families. Be sure that
you turn in your ‘Breakfast Reservation Form’ by
Sunday, February 1st. Breakfast will begin at 8:30
am and continue until 9:45. You can arrive at whatever time you choose.
From the Library…
Last month author Scott Hahn (aka Professor of Theology and Scripture at Franciscan
University, Steubenville, OH) spoke to a
group of Catholics here in Huntsville. His topic concerned Jesus' words, "It is finished." Dr. Hahn explained "it" meant the Passover meal and went on to
talk about origins of the Eucharist and beliefs in the
early Church. Some of that subject is contained in
two of his books, The Lamb's Supper and Consuming the Word - The New Testament and the Eucharist in the Early Church. Both are available for
checkout in the Library. So are his book Hail, Holy
Queen, and his 80-minute 1994 talk Splendor of the
Church on DVD.
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Holy Spirit Regional
Catholic School
Youth Activity
Lori Lai 256-882-6483
[email protected]
256-881-4852
Website: http://holyspirithsv.com/?page_id=2578
A National BLUE RIBBON School Winner 2013!
Applications for 2015-2016 Pre-K class only
are now being accepted! Applications are available
for Pre-K in the school office. We will need to see
and copy your child’s original birth certificate and
social security card. We will notify parents when we
open re-registration for current students at the beginning of January for grades K-8. If you would like
to schedule a tour or have any questions please do
not hesitate to contact Mrs. Salvo
at [email protected] or 256.881.4852. Thank you.
Middle School (6-8th grade): Sundays 4-5:30 PM
Jan. 25 (Sun.) No YG due to March for Life
Feb. 1 (Sun.)
Youth Group
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!
Jan. 25 (Sun.) No Youth Group due to March for
Life
Feb. 1 (Sun.) Youth Group
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
256-430-1760
www.jp2falcons.org
Contact Mrs. Kathleen Tetzlaff, Admissions Dir., to
schedule a tour. www.jp2falcons.org/admissions
February 13-15: H.S. Retreat - register NOW
July 10-12 - (High School)
Stuebenville Atlanta
July 18 - (High School) Sacred Heart
Youth Rally (with Matt Maher!)
Youth Mass Dates thru May 2015:
Sunday 11:45 AM Masses:
February 1, February 15, March 1, March 15,
April 19, and May 17 (which is Baccalaureate
Mass with luncheon to follow)
Interested in being a part of the Mass?? Email us!
Catholic TV Mass Time Change Announcement
Heart of the Nation's TV Mass for the homebound
has moved to 5:30 a.m. on WPXH (ION) channel
44. For cable/satellite channels, check your TV listings for WPXH (ION). Video of the TV Mass available online at www.HeartoftheNation.org.
Peer Leadership Meetings:
February 12th
LISTENING TO JESUS
New Parishioners
Our Lord said once to St. Teresa:
"I would willingly speak
to many souls,
but the world makes so much
noise in their hearts that
My Voice Cannot Be Heard."
Gustavo & Flor Andrea Gordillo-Garcia
3517 Beaty Rd. 35805
Damaris Antonella
Ricardo & Maria Santos-Burgos
845 River Landing Blvd. 35756
Cristobal, Gabriel
"Be Silent and Hear Jesus"
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COMMUNITY NEWS
Natural Family Planning Class
The Couple to Couple League (CCL) will teach a
class in Natural Family Planning (NFP) in a 3-part
series February 5, March 5, and April 9 at 5:15pm at
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Madison in
the All-purpose Room. CCL teaches the SymptoThermal Method of NFP, which relies on each woman’s day-to-day observations of her own body and is
99.6% effective in postponing pregnancy. Register
online at www.ccli.org. For more information, contact Chris & Alison Protz, CCL Teaching Couple, at
[email protected] or 256-520-3874.
Building women of integrity through service to God,
family, community, and country”
AHG Mission
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
http://www.ahgonline.org
Expecting or recently had a baby?
Natural Family Planning is still effective postpartum!
The Couple to Couple League (CCL) will offer a
postpartum 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.
A main-series NFP class is a pre-requisite for the
postpartum class. Registration for the main-series
class in Feb/Mar/Apr is also currently available. For
more information, contact Chris & Alison Protz,
CCL Teaching Couple, at [email protected]
or 256-520-3874.
“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.”
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
http://hspack361.com/
POC Desir ee Walker , Cubmaster (256)-797-4088
[email protected]
Catholic Family Services
1010 Church Street, Huntsville
offers quality Individual, Marriage, and Family
Therapy to all ages in a Christian setting. Sliding
scale, affordable rates without insurance filing. Free pregnancy counseling. Licensed therapists with 30 years’ experience. Contact Michele
Rivard, LCSW, PIP, Regional Director,
[email protected], (256) 536-0073.
Perpetual Adoration Chapel
The following hours are open:
Thursday: 1 am
Friday: 1 pm
Saturday: 3 am and 10 pm
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.
Princess Cruises 2015
Annunciation of the Lord parish in Decatur is forming a group interested in cruising the Panama Canal
in November 2015. If you are interested in receiving
more information, please call Sister Teresa Walsh at
256-353-2667 or email [email protected]
Did you find the needle?
Jan. 18— pg. 3 in the Ladies’ Auxiliary logo
Somewhere in this Bulletin a needle is hiding.
It could be in any orientation, on any page, anywhere. See if you can find it!
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Invest just five minutes a day, and your faith
will deepen and grow—a day at a time.
his Summa Theologiae. When asked why he did not complete it, he replied, “I cannot go on.... All that I have written seems to me like so much straw compared to what I
have seen and what has been revealed to me.” Aquinas’
modesty offers a good example to the rest of us. Our
greatest accomplishments pale in comparison to the majesty of God.
TODAY’S READINGS: Hebrews 10:11-18; Mark
4:1-20 (319). “How will you understand any of
the parables?”
THURSDAY, JANUARY 29
Today’s lesson is character
Some skills can be developed later in life. You can take a
course or read a book and open doors to new ideas. But
building character starts on the ground floor in childhood.
Early American bishops noted that the three great educational arenas are the home, the church, and the school—
all of which shape souls and societies. If “the principles of
religion animate and direct” the young, they will be prepared to launch out “on the dangerous sea of life,” an
1884 U.S. Bishops’ Pastoral Letter declared. Give financial and volunteer support to Catholic education.
TODAY’S READINGS: Hebrews 10:19-25; Mark 4:21
-25 (320). “Is a lamp brought in to be placed under a bushel basket . . . and not to be placed on a
lamp stand?”
FRIDAY, JANUARY 30
Free up some space for God
It’s easy to get caught up in the rush of life. There are so
many places to be and things to do. Sometimes you just
need to pause and reevaluate what’s most important. In
some cases, this means giving up the worries and anxieties that add to the frenetic pace of life, making space so
you can cherish all that you’ve been given. Faith flourishes when you make room for it. How are you being invited
to make space for God in your life today? There’s no end
to the goodness God offers, you simply need to be free to
receive it.
TODAY’S READINGS: Hebrews 10:32-39; Mark 4:26
-34 (321). “To what shall we compare the Kingdom of God?”
SATURDAY, JANUARY 31
FEAST OF JOHN BOSCO, PRIEST, RELIGIOUS FOUNDER
More honey, less vinegar
Saint John Bosco believed in the potential of young people, especially ones at risk, and he was ahead of his time
when it came to educating them. He believed love, not
punishment, was the way to help. Ordained in Italy in
1841, he worked with juvenile delinquents and other disadvantaged kids and developed a revolutionary teaching
method. “Everything and everyone is won by the sweetness of our words and works,” he said. It’s easy to forget
this advice when young people test your patience, but
wise to remember if you want to effectively get through to
them.
TODAY’S READINGS: Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19; Mark
4:35-41 (322). “Faith is the realization of what is
hoped for and evidence of things not seen.”
SUNDAY, JANUARY 25, 2015
THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME; CATHOLIC
SCHOOLS WEEK BEGINS
Catholics schools, our legacy of love
It’s easy to undervalue what you’ve always had. Take
Catholic schools: We hardly remember the 19th-century
U.S. bishops who fought to open schools, one diocese at
a time. “First, the school; then the church,” advised a
bishop to his priests breaking ground in a new parish. The
school manifesto arrived in the U.S. Bishops’ 1884 Pastoral Letter: “Popular education has always been a chief
object of the Church’s care; in fact, it is not too much to
say that the history of civilization and education is the history of the Church’s work.” Celebrate Catholic Schools
Week!
TODAY’S READINGS: Jonah 3:1-5, 10; 1 Corinthians
7:29-32; Mark 1:14-20 (68). “Jesus said to them,
‘Come after me, and I will make you fishers of
men.’ ”
MONDAY, JANUARY 26
FEAST OF TIMOTHY AND TITUS, BISHOPS
Good leaders share the wealth
When learning is the property of the elite, the center
doesn’t hold. Wise leaders take care to distribute the educational advantage. Nineteenth-century leaders of the
American church realized it wasn’t enough to build seminaries to educate clergy. “In days like ours . . . everyone
needs to be as completely armed as possible with sound
knowledge, not only the clergy, but the people also,” an
1884 Pastoral Letter counseled. “In the great coming battle between . . . faith and agnosticism, an important part of
the fray must be borne by the laity.” Our children are the
church’s future.
TODAY’S READINGS: 2 Timothy 1:1-8 OR Titus 1:15; Mark 3:22-30 (317; Gospel 520). “If a kingdom
is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot
stand.”
TUESDAY, JANUARY 27
FEAST OF ANGELA MERICI, VIRGIN, RELIGIOUS FOUNDER
Thrive and shine!
Angela Merici was a woman of faith and action. In 1535,
she established a company of women devoted to serving
Christ. Although it was customary at the time for consecrated women to be in the cloister, separated from the
world, these women remained in the world. This new way
of life lived by the Company of Saint Ursula thrived. Angela didn’t set out to be a pioneer but to follow God’s calling,
wherever it led. In the spirit of Saint Angela, how will you
respond to God’s call?
TODAY’S READINGS: Hebrews 10:1-10; Mark 3:3135 (318). “Behold, I come to do your will, O God.”
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28
FEAST OF THOMAS AQUINAS, PRIEST, RELIGIOUS, DOCTOR
OF THE CHURCH
Theology is a humbling experience
Though Thomas Aquinas is considered the greatest of
theologians, he himself had a more modest appraisal of
his work. Shortly before his death he stopped working on
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MARRIAGE
Arrangements for weddings must be made six
months in advance with our priests. A Marriage
Preparation Class is required.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
If you are ill and would like to receive the Sacrament of the Sick and/or the Eucharist please contact
the parish office to make arrangements.
Contact parish office prior to hospitalization,
surgery or during illness.
Baptism Preparation Class
For parents and godparents, February 11 —7:00 PM
in the Multi Purpose Room of the Parish Life Center.
Please call the parish office to make a reservation so
we can plan for you! 256-881-4781 “0”
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL #764
Grand Knight
Deputy Grand Knight
Brian Lagasse
Tim Karigan
650-5515
883-4325
Parish Ministries & Contact Persons
ADMINISTRATIVE
Adopt-A-Plot
Communications
Data Entry
Money Counters
Pastoral Council
Print Shop & Mailing
Ava Joly
Michael Rafferty
Joe Hodges
Pat Carrigan
Jon Hollihan
Hugo Jenrath
PARISH LIFE
883-0016
539-2165
880-0211
882-1911
882-2666
881-4781
Bookstore
Jeanne King
881-1385
Holy Spirit Travel Club
Sandy Wells
ext. 3661 880-9140
Hospitality Committee
Debra Kibler
714-3468
Nursery
Beth Jerman
270-4645
Parish Life Center Library Dexter Nilsson
881-6366
Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist
Bob Dineen
880-0221
Pete Robert
882-0033
Malen Colberg (Spanish)
650-5194
Maritza Holland(Spanish) 808-551-2901
Jason Poyer
881-1526
Widowed Group
Hugo Jenrath
682-1694
Our Lady’s Rosary Makers Ann Digesu
881-0863
Pat Scroggins
881-9228
COMMUNITY
Beginning Experience
Voice Mail 837-8375
Catholic Family Services
1010 Church Street
536-0073
Catholic Women of the Diocese of Birmingham
Carol Chapuran
882-0655
Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) Christina Spradlin
698-8679
Cursillo in Christianity
Bob McCoy
532-1991
Interfaith Mission Service
Ken Knowles
533-5913
KAIROS Prison Ministry
Deacon Sam Dias
715-1190
Knights of Columbus #764
http:/www.kofc764.com
Ladies’ Auxiliary
Cindy Adams
682-7508
Meals on Wheels
Jonathan Duerr
489-9469
Our Lady’s Prayer Group
Debbie Cvitan
881-3874
Pro-Life
Gisela Dyer
885-1786
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Adult Education & Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults—RCIA
Tracy Finke
881-0345
Faith Formation - Ages 3 thru grade 12
Tracy Finke
881-0345
Focus
Kyle Becher
ext. 220 881-4781
Vacation Bible School
Tracy Finke
881-0345
HISPANIC OFFICE
Hispanic Ministry Coordinator Maria Jose Bonilla 881-4781 ext. 225
Secretary
Martha Barragan
881-2211
SOCIAL JUSTICE
Haiti Parish Twinning Program
Bob McCoy
Habitat for Humanity
Marianne Higgins
MUSIC
Adult Choirs
St. Cecilia Choir and
St. Gregory Youth Choir
St. Nicholas Choir
Youth Mass Ensemble
Anne Vasile
ext. 219 881-4781
Dr. Rebecca Whited 1-256-620-7925
[email protected]
Joni Boulet
519-2993
Anne Vasile
ext. 219 881-4781
Ministry to the Sick and Homebound
Michael Sudnik
604-3374
[email protected]
Society of St.Vincent DePaul Jason Poyer
881-1526
Stephen Ministry
Kathy Heckman
489-7389
LITURGY
Altar Guild
Altar Servers
Eucharistic Ministers
Lectors
Altar Linens
Sacristans
Wedding Coordinator
Helen McBride
Tracy Finke
Lynne Greco
Vicki Pape
Connie Beveridge
Pat Osborn
Mary Walker
ext. 0
361-0473
881-0345
882-0888
883-0835
882-3414
880-9765
881-4781
YOUTH
Boy Scouts
Cub Scouts
American Heritage Girls
Youth Ministry
HOLY SPIRIT CHURCH TELEPHONE DIRECTORY
Fr. Michael Mac Mahon
Fr. Vincent Bresowar
Anne Vasile
Tracy Finke
Religious Ed (School)
216
217
219
223
249
532-1991
653-1843
Deacon Mike Sudnik
Kyle Becher
Judy Rebman
Hugo Jenrath
Disaster Relief
12
212
220
224
211
232
Pat Tobbe
Desiree Walker
Anella Brolliar
Lori Lai
883-9045
797-4088
[email protected]
882-6483
881-4781 + extension
Nursery
Bookstore
Martha Barragan
Maria Jose Bonilla
235
215
251
225