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|January 9, 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 Kevin McQuaide at Heritage Roofing LLC for advertising in our bulletin.
Thursday, January 13 7:30 PM – Fr. Mick
Saturday, January 15, 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.
Our Baptism, like the Lord’s, is a consecration to service. The bishops’ pastoral on stewardship
reminds us that “. . . there is a fundamental obligation arising from the Sacrament of Baptism that people place their gifts, their resources — their selves — at God’s service in and through the Church.”
The Traveling Chalice wants to
come to your home!
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
Today marks the end of the Christmas season and the beginning of Ordinary Time. With the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, the Savior begins His mission to the whole world. The fourth chapter of the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church of the Second Vatican Council, Lumen Gentium, reminds us that the Savior's mission is to make us holy. Holiness is each and everyone's fundamental vocation. Pope St. Leo the Great in the fifth century exhorted the Catholics of his day not to forget that: "Remember, O Christian, your dignity." And the dignity that has been conferred on us by Baptism is that we became by grace what Jesus is by nature: we are adopted sons and daughters of the Father, brothers and sisters to Jesus Christ and temples of the Holy Spirit. Only sin can take away that dignity. Therefore, every time we bless ourselves with holy water let us remind ourselves of that great gift of our baptismal grace and say: "Remember, O Christian, your dignity!"
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.
RECYCLING FEVER CHALLENGE Thank you for remembering our Recycle Challenge. Please keep bringing your recyclables to our bins!
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
COFFEE AND DONUTS will be served in the undercroft after each Mass this Sunday, January 9.
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.
FROM OUR SCHOOL PRINCIPAL, MR. JACK COREY
Happy Vocation Awareness Week! January is always busy. While our eighth graders eagerly wait for notifications from the high schools regarding entrance and scholarships, school is in full swing. This past week we had reconciliation for those who missed it due to our snow day in December. We also held our Spelling Bee (this was written before the outcome was known). This Tuesday, we have our Geography Bee as well as our PTO meeting.
The last Sunday of January is our Open House after the 11:30 Mass. This kicks off Catholic Schools Week. All are invited to visit our school and see firsthand all the exciting things we are doing.
I want to say thank you to the many parish families for all the goodies given me for Christmas. Everything was so delicious I will have to increase my running mileage to burn off all the weight I gained!
FROM DEACON BOB SCHROEDER:
FOR YOUR MARRIAGE – SOME TIPS TO A MORE LOVING RELATIONSHIP
In response to the US Bishops’ National Pastoral Initiative for Marriage, we will be regularly featuring items from the web page: www.foryourmarriage.org. We hope you will find them helpful. The first 5 articles will be 5 tips to fight less and love more.
Pick the Right Battles. Your spouse comes home from work drenched from the rain because he forgot an umbrella. You told him to take one that morning after you heard the weather report. Before you start criticizing him while he’s soaked, ask yourself this wise question, “Does this affect me?” In this example, it doesn’t. He arrived home drenched, not you! So don’t pick that battle. In the future, when your spouse makes a mistake and it doesn’t affect you, rather than using a “fight line” like “I told you to take an umbrella, you should have listened to me!” use a compassionate love line like, “You’re all wet. Do you want a towel?” And, if you find it hard to say those words, just say nothing.
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 Linda DeSantis at 347-0241 least one week in advance.
St. Antoninus Social Group luncheon is on Monday, January 10. Communion service at 12:30PM in the chapel.
HOLY SPIRIT PRAYER GROUP
Because of a previous cancellation, we have rescheduled the talk to be given by Ben Klaene on the Mass, a gift that exceeds all others. Of all the various faiths and denominations, our Catholic Church is empowered by Jesus to offer us His true Body and Blood in Communion. Yet, how do we participate in its beautiful sacrifice? Are we often distracted and unfocused? We miss so much, what a shame! On Tuesday Ben Klaene will present a teaching on improving our participation at the Mass through the power of the Holy Spirit within us. No more saying or hearing others say, “I don’t get anything out of it.” There are definite ways to keep focused and feel fulfilled with the beauty of the Mass and the closeness of Jesus in the Eucharist. This teaching is one you don’t want to miss. In Chapel, 7:30 PM.
2011 BASEBALL SIGN-UPS
Attention anyone interested in playing T-Ball or 15-U baseball for St. Antoninus in the 2011 season, please send necessary information to Scott Heisel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 451-4057.
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 email@example.com. Bring your own Bible and notepad.
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.
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.
SUNDAY VESPERS on Sunday, January 23rd at 7:30 pm at the Athenaeum. Rev. Anthony Brausch will preside and music sung by the Athenaeum Chorale. All are invited.
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.
NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING TRAINING
Engaged and married couples are invited to attend a series of three classes on natural family planning (NFP) to learn a method that is safe, effective, and morally acceptable. The classes will be taught at St. Bernard’s, Taylor Creek, on Thursdays, January 27, February 24 and March 24. Call Karen and Mike Manhart at 923-3379 to register.