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|January 2, 2011|
On Fridays after the 8AM Mass
No Eucharistic Adoration on Friday, December 24
7:00 PM Fatima Prayer Group on Monday
After the 6:45 AM and 8 AM Masses Monday thru Friday and after the 8 AM Mass on Saturday.
THANK YOU to Tim Pattinson at Jake Sweeney Mazda West for advertising in our bulletin.
Thursday, January 4:30, 4:30PM – Fr. Mick
7:30PM – Fr. Armstrong
Saturday, January 8, 3:00PM – Fr. Armstrong
Please take the Traveling Chalice into your home for one week as a unique reminder to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Call Debbie at 922-2414. Our thanks to the Tom and Mary Freudiger Family for taking the Traveling Chalice into their home.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY every Monday from 7:00 to 8:00PM in the Holy Family Room of the undercroft. If you have questions please call Mary Lynne Rapien at 922-0902.
MOM’S ROSARY CIRCLE GROUP is every Friday from 10AM to 11:30AM at Mary Ann Baverman’s home, 5327 Quailwood off Sylved Ln. All Moms and all kids are welcome. Rosary instruction is available. Call before you come the first time 922-3461.
Remember St. Antoninus in your will.
Today’s second reading reminds us that through Christ we have been delivered from the old law and have become sons and daughters of God. New Year’s Day provides a perfect opportunity to ask ourselves the question: Does my life reflect my gratitude for all that my loving Father has given me?
The Traveling Chalice wants to
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If you would like the Traveling Chalice for one week, please call Debbie at 922-2414.
See the Catholic Telegraph’s new website www.thecatholictelegraph.com for additional international news stories and other local information.
FROM OUR PASTOR
By a happy circumstance, the first day of the New Year is also the first Saturday of the month. The First Saturday Devotion was foretold to the children at Fatima on July 13, 1917, in which the faithful would be called to make a "Communion of reparation on the first Saturdays." Thus on December 10 (the feast of Our Lady of Loreto) 1925, the Blessed Virgin, with the Child Jesus at her side, appeared to Lucia saying: "My daughter, look at my Heart surrounded with thorns with which ungrateful men pierce me constantly through blasphemies and ingratitude. You at least try to console me, and tell people that I promise to assist at the hour of death with all the graces necessary for the salvation of all those who, on the first Saturday of five consecutive months: 1) confess (the confession can be made 8 days or even more before or after the first Saturday); 2) receive Holy Communion; 3) pray 5 decades of the Rosary; 4) and keep me company for 15 minutes meditating on one or more of the mysteries with the intention of making me reparation." (from Our Lady of Fatima come to us). I mention the devotion for two reasons. First, on November 19, 2011 over 3,000 people came to see the International Pilgrim Virgin Statue which promotes the message of Fatima. Impressive as that was, more still needs to be done. That leads to the second reason. What we are asked to do is very little, really; but it is Heaven's Peace Plan. Like Naamen the Syrian who was told by the prophet Elijah to bathe in the waters of the Jordan and cure his leprosy, and yet boasted there were better rivers in Syria, we too might be tempted to blow off something so simple. The prophecies given at Fatima have been so remarkably fulfilled that it would seem foolish to reject our Lady's plea. What would really be impressive would be 3,000 people implementing the Peace Plan from Heaven in 2011!
THE ROMAN MISSAL, THIRD EDITION
We will be reviewing the new translation of the Roman Missal, or Sacramentary, the liturgical prayer book which we Catholics use principally at Mass. The implementation date is for the First Sunday in Advent, 2011. In the meantime, we will have an opportunity for renewing our understanding of the Liturgy as we explore the riches of the new Roman Missal, Third Edition.
STOCK DONATION PROCEDURES
As a reminder, donations of stock will gladly be received and processed through the Parish’s individual custodial account at Fifth Third Bank. It is imperative that the donor’s broker identify the donor name in the delivery instructions. The shares will be sold within 48 hours of receipt. If you have questions about this process, please contact the Business Manager, Steffany Reid, at 922-5400.
2011 ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS ARE $25 each. 2011 DISCOVER SAVINGS BOOKS are $20 each! Both books are on sale after all weekend Masses at the gift card table and M-F at the rectory. For FREE delivery, call Larry Hurley at 608-7604.
REMKE BIGG’S CARDS ARE NOW RELOADABLE. Ask the cashier to reload your card with a specified dollar amount. Pay for that “loading” with cash/debit/credit card. St. Antoninus Parish will continually receive 4% of the amount loaded each time you add money to your card.
RECYCLING FEVER CHALLENGE
Thank you for remembering our Recycle Challenge. Please keep bringing your recyclables to our bins!
Ready or not, here we go! It’s 2011 and the St. Antoninus Social Group is having their monthly catered luncheon on Monday, January 10. Communion service at 12:30PM in the chapel. Drop off reservation of $9 per person to the rectory office by Tuesday, January 4.
FROM OUR SCHOOL PRINCIPAL, MR. JACK COREY
Happy New Year! Coming up this month we have Vocation Awareness Week from the10th-16th. For more resources or information, we are blessed to have an excellent online resource sponsored by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati at www.cincinnativocations.org.
The last Sunday of January, we will kick off the celebration for National Catholic Schools Week. As in the past, we will start at the 11:30 Mass followed by our Open House on January 30. All parishioners are welcome to join us.
HOLY SPIRIT PRAYER GROUP
Happy New Year! We wish all of you joy, happiness, and answer to prayers in 2011. This is a time to look forward with renewed hope, but also to look to the past. With that in mind, let’s consider what has been going on around us. What we see in society is a serious breakdown in family life where many want no part of God, Church, or moral ethics. We’ve lost moral ground in the last fifty years. Perhaps, you, like many others, have been ridiculed and put down for your Catholic beliefs. Such ridicule is certainly visible in America today. On Tuesday, Mary Cappel, using Scripture passages will give us examples of how to deal successfully with this mass apostasy. She will help us to know how to take the high ground, stand tall and never compromise. God Himself will give us courage to face down our detractors. In Chapel, on Tuesday at 7:30 PM.
ORIENTATION MEETING ON THE DECREE OF CHILD PROTECTION: Holy Family Room of the undercroft on Tuesday, January 4, at 1:00 pm; Wednesday, February 9, at 7:30 pm; Wednesday, March 9, at 1:00 pm; Wednesday, April 6, at 7:30 pm; Wednesday, May 4, at 7:30 pm.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY on Mondays from 7PM to 8PM in the Holy Family Room of the undercroft. If you have questions, call Mary Lynne Rapien at 922-0902 or email: email@example.com.
BABYSITTING FOR THE 9:30AM MASS, for children up through 4 years of age will be available only if requests are made. If you would like to avail yourself of this service, it is necessary that you phone Lenora Wright (451-9122) at least one week in advance.
LIVE PAGEANT at The Krohn Conservatory at 2PM on Sunday, January 2. See the arrival of the Three Kings who visit the Holy Family. This event is outside. In case of inclement weather the pageant may be cancelled. For information, please call Richard Tabler at 598-1665.
LIVING YOUR STRENGTHS JOURNEY
A unique code. A mysterious search. A quest for priceless treasure. Sounds like a bestselling book doesn’t it? Actually, it is the way the Living Your Strengths Journey begins. Each journey starts with the book, Living Your Strengths. Inside the book is a code number (the unique code) that allows one to go on line and take the Strengths Finder survey (the mysterious search). What will you find? You will find your top five strengths which are the gifts God has given to each of us for our adventure in life. Truly priceless treasures! Taking the survey on line is actually quite easy even if you have never used a computer. As our beloved John Paul II said “Be not afraid!”. Assistance with the survey and computer will be provided for anyone who might need it. If you are interested in discovering your priceless treasure, sign up to participate in the Living Your Strengths Journey. The women’s group will meet Wednesday evenings from 7-9 PM in the Holy Family Room on Jan 5,12,19, 26, Feb 2, 9, and 16. The men’s group will meet Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9:30 in the DRE office on Jan 5, 19, Feb 2, 16, and March 2 and 16.
SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
Psalm 72 in the Epiphany Mass includes the following lines:"For he shall rescue the poor when he cries out, and the afflicted when he has no one to help him. He shall have pity for the lowly and the poor; the lives of the poor he shall save." The "he" refers to the king and his son. But, one need not be royalty to help the lowly and poor. Your contribution placed in the poor box will be a regal act on your part.
PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION GENERAL MEETINGS will be in the undercroft on January 11, March 16, and May 10 starting at 7PM.
PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS in the School Conference Room - 7:30 to 9PM on January 24; February 28; March 28; April 25; May 23 and June 27.
EDUCATION COMMISSION will meet on the third Monday of every month at 7:30PM in the school conference room. To be put on the agenda call Ellen Smith at 451-3998.
MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS (MOPS)
The St. Antoninus MOPS ministry is off and running! We meet the first Wednesday of the month, thru May, from 9:15-11AM in the Undercroft. Speakers, crafts, fellowship, fun...come join us! For more information, call Mariellen Rechtin at 467-1616. We are REALLY in need of adult babysitters during our MOPS meetings (first Wednesday of the month, thru May). Please consider volunteering for one or more meetings. If you are interested, please call Susanne Hornsby, 451-5912 or Mariellen Rechtin, 467-1616.
COFFEE AND DONUTS will be served in the undercroft after each Mass on Sunday, January 9, February 20, March 13, April 10.
THE MAIN A VENT THEME this year is “Come Sail Away” on the S.S. Antoninus (church undercroft) on Saturday, February 12, 2011. Planning meetings are at 7PM in the Youth Room on January 19.
Federal Privacy Regulation- HIPPA (Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act) prohibits all hospitals from informing churches of a patient’s presence unless the patient gives permission for the hospital to do so. If you are admitted to a hospital and would like a member of the clergy or a deacon to visit you, or if you or someone you know is sick, homebound or near death and would like a visit from a priest, deacon or Eucharistic minister, please call the parish office Monday thru Friday between 8 AM – 3 PM at 922-5400.
Are you caring for an adult family member? Call the Caregiver CAREline at 929-4483 for info on free talks and support groups sponsored by the Caregiver Assistance Network of Catholic Charities. See www.catholiccharitiesswo.org.
Mass with a Healing Service, Wednesday, January 5, 7:30 PM at St. Ignatius Loyola Church sponsored by Lighthouse Renewal Center. For info, see http://lighthouserenewalcenter.org or call 471-5483.
SUNDAY NIGHT SUPPER for Birthright of Great Cincinnati at LaRosa’s on Boudinot Ave. on Sunday, January 9, 2011. Fundraiser will run all day for Dinning in, Picking up or Delivering. IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS BULLETIN NOTICE MUST BE PRESENTED.
Rev. Timothy Schehr, Professor of Biblical Studies at Mt. St. Mary Seminary will be at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, in Trinity Hall on Thursday, January 13, and 20, at 7 to 8:30PM. No fee. Pre-registration is requested. Call Carol Greulich at 347-2646 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Bring your own Bible and notepad.
Our Lady of Lourdes Adult Faith Formation Team and Nourishing Program (Westside Association of DRE’s) invite you to join us on Tuesday, January 25th, at 8:00 PM at the private party room in the Holy Grail Tavern & Grille for our next session of “Food for the Soul” (formerly Liturgy on Tap). The Holy Grail Tavern & Grille is located at 1278 Ebenezer Rd. in Delhi (just north of Cleves Warsaw Pk.). Father David Sunberg, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes, will share his thoughts on “Faith in a Time of Crisis”. All are welcome for this evening of informal learning and sharing.
If you or someone you love has experienced job loss, you are not alone! There are many feelings, concerns, worries, and issues that accompany the loss of a job and income. People need a safe place where they can unload their burdens, get support, ask questions, and understand the grief that they are experiencing. Catholic Charities is offering a job loss support group as part of the Job Search Ministry at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish. Meetings will be on January 5 and 19. Call Sandy Keiser at 241-7745.
LORD, TEACH US TO PRAY; GUIDE US ON OUR JOURNEY….
Like all good Jews, the apostles prayed Jewish prayers daily. They prayed in their synagogues and Temple in Jerusalem. But after meeting Jesus, the apostles were drawn to deepen their prayer. Here was a holy man who enjoyed intimate union with God and who even spent whole nights rapt in prayer. No wonder the apostles begged Jesus, “Teach us to pray.” Chances are, you too have been praying for some time, perhaps even daily, now in your journey of faith you are seeking to increase your understanding of prayer. Below you will find information and inspiration to jumpstart your prayer life. May it be a beginning of an exciting adventure for you and your family as you walk more closely in the footsteps of Jesus, who leads us to the Father through the Holy Spirit. In getting started praying in the home (the domestic church) consider some of the thoughts listed below:
Carve out time for prayer – do it around the same time daily or weekly so it is something that becomes a part of your life. Make it a priority; put it on the calendar.
Be still and know that I am God – great things happen in silence. We need quiet to calm down, to rest, and to think better. Likewise, we need quiet time to pray and to hear God’s soft voice. So we turn off the cell phone, television and radio and we focus on God.
Alone with the alone - just as married couples need quality time alone together, sometimes we need to be alone with God for a close and intimate conversation. This means find a space where others will not distract us. Pray out loud. This forces you to pay more attention.
Holy Place – it helps to have a special prayer place where we automatically fall into a mood for prayer. We might have a prayer corner, or it might be each night after dinner at the family table, or when we go into the bedroom at night time. It could be outside on the patio, where ever you can feel the presence of God.
Our bodies at Prayer – Prayer is usually associated with kneeling, this posture expresses humility before our great and awesome God. We can however, pray in any of the following ways: standing, sitting, lying in bed, etc. Hands can be folded or resting open.
Times to pray – meal time; bed time; early in the morning before everyone goes separate directions; set a time such as Sundays at 6:00PM when all family members can pray whether they are together or not; times of crisis; times of celebration; times for decision making; in the car on the way to work – anytime is a good time to pray!
TRUE PRAYER: The test of true prayer is not how good it makes us feel, but whether we’re doing God’s will better. Prayer makes us more loving, more Christ like. The change in us may be subtle and slow, but it’s there. In particular we will show the fruits of the Holy Spirit that St. Paul lists in Galatians 5:22 : love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.
REMEMBER: When frustrated or discouraged with our prayer life, we can take heart: One thing we can pray for is the grace to pray well. Come to me, all you that are weary and carrying heavy burdens and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:28-29.
PRAYER AIDS: A Bible; Holy Water; (blessing ourselves with holy water is a rite that is meant to remind us of our Baptism); a crucifix – to remind us of God’s love; a picture of the Holy Family; a candle - Christ as the light of the world; favorite music - anything that helps you to pray.
WEBSITES FOR PRAYER: www.usccb.org
BOOKS ON PRAYER:
Praying with your Children: A guide for Families, Patricia Fosarelli,MD. www.resourcepublications
The Catholic Way to Pray: an essential guide for adults, by Kathleen Glavich, SND.
Reflecting God’s Enduring Love: Reflections on the Sunday readings for all members of the Catholic community who share the duty to bear witness to the faith. Written by David M. Thomas, PhD, and Leland Nagel. To order: www.NCCL.org