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Holy Spirit Parish Family December 4, 2016 — Second Sunday of Advent EARLY BULLETIN DEADLINES
Due to the Christmas Holiday, here are the early deadlines in December…
NOON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, FOR JANUARY 1, 2017 NOON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, FOR JANUARY 8, 2017
Last week, 32 needy families were provided with a turkey and all the trimmings for their Thanksgiving Dinner. HandS is so blessed to have the continuing support of this Holy Spirit Family. We sincerely appreciate all of you! Many blessings to you and yours during this Advent season. The Food Pantry Volunteers
PARISH OFFICE 3130 Parkwood Lane • Maryland Heights, MO 63043 Website: www.holyspiritstl.org Phone: 314-739-0230 E-mail: [email protected] Fax: 314-739-0237 PARISH OFFICE HOURS Monday to Friday between 8:00am and 5:00pm
Daily Prayer Connection ....…....314-739-0230 ext. 132 Faith in Action, (See Sharon Kaufman) HandS……………………….314-739-9796 Stephen Ministry ……...314-739-0230 ext. 130
SCHOOL (K-8 & PRESCHOOL & PREK INFORMATION) 3120 Parkwood Lane • Maryland Heights, MO 63043 Phone: 314-739-1934 • Fax: 314739-7703 Kate Ayres, School Secretary, [email protected] PARISH ANNEX 3111 Parkwood Lane, Maryland Heights, MO 63043, Pre-School, Pre-K ……...…………...314-739-5020
MASS SCHEDULE Monday thru Friday………..………..6:30am and 8:00am Holy Days Consult bulletin Saturday: …………………….…8:00am and 5:00pm (Vigil) Sunday: .7:30am, 9:00am, and 11:00am CONFESSIONS Saturday 4:00 to 4:45pm or by appointment EUCHARISTIC CHAPEL HOURS Weekdays: 12am to 6am and 9am to 12 midnight. Saturdays: 12am to 7am Chapel will close at 7am Saturday until 9am Monday. Holy Days: Please consult the bulletin. EUCHARISTIC EXPOSITION Wednesdays after 8 a.m. Mass until Noon (closing with Benediction). Confessions 1st Wednesday. BAPTISMS Baptism Class for parents/godparents is normally held on the first Monday of the month at 7 PM in the Church. To register for the meeting and/or to arrange for a baptism, call Karen Rychlewski. MARRIAGE Couples planning marriage contact one of the parish priests at least six months in advance. COMMUNION CALLS Please call the Parish Office to request Communion if someone is unable to attend Church. HOSPITAL VISITS Please notify hospitalization.
REGISTRATION New parishioners may register at Parish Office or see one of the priests after Mass. New information e.g. address, phone numbers or moving from the parish, please call Parish Office. BULLETIN INFORMATION Please submit information for the bulletin by Noon TWO Fridays before publication. Include name, daytime phone number of person submitting information, Commission and group name. Items can be e-mailed to [email protected]
OFFERTORY COLLECTIONS Stewardship for November 14-20, 2016
Sunday Envelopes, 266 utilized Loose Collection Online Donations, 76 families Holy Day Donations Total Weekly Budget Weekly Surplus (shortfall)
Monday, December 5 5:30 p.m.—Contemplative Prayer, St. Blaise Rm. —Girl Scouts, Rm. 9 6:00 p.m.—Quilting, Annex 6:30 p.m.—Boy Scouts Troop #954, Rigali Rm. 7:00 p.m.—Prayer Group, Rm. 2 —Evening Prayer/Reconciliation, Church —Infant Baptism Mtg., Gathering Area Tuesday, December 6 9:00 a.m.—Quilting, Annex —Senior Exercise, Rigali Rm. 6:00 p.m.—Cub Scouts, Rm. 9 7:00 p.m.—ACTS Core Team, Rm. 2 7:30 p.m.—Fire in the Spirit, Community Rm. Wednesday, December 7 9:00 a.m.—Exposition/Benediction, Church —Rosary Making, St. Blaise Rm. —Senior Exercise, Rigali Rm. 6:00 p.m.—Weblos 2 Den Mtg., Rm. 9 7:00 p.m.—Journey Group, Community Rm. 7:30 p.m.—Teen/Ensemble Choir Practice, Church Thursday, December 8 — Immaculate Conception 6:30 & 8 a.m.—Mass for Feast Day 3:00 p.m.—Girl Scout Brownies, Rm. 9 6:30 p.m.—Basketball Practice, Gym 7:00 p.m.—Mass for Feast Day 8:00 p.m.—Choir Rehearsal, Church Friday, December 9 3:00 p.m.—Girl Scouts, Rm. 9 6:30 p.m.—Basketball Practice, Gym Saturday, December 10 7:30 a.m.—Basketball Tournament, Gym 4:30 p.m.—Poinsettia Sale, Parish Hall 5:00 p.m.—CFC Christmas Party, Annex 6:00 p.m.—Basketball Tournament, Gym Sunday, December 11—Third Sunday of Advent 7:00 a.m.—Poinsettia Sale, Parish Hall 9 & 11 a.m.—Children’s Liturgy of the Word, 105 & 110 9:00 a.m.—RCIA, Rm. 111 1:00 p.m.—Basketball Tournament, Gym
Do you have an extra hour or 2 to spare on Sunday mornings? Beginning January 2017, we will be counting the collection on Sunday mornings. We are looking for about 20 additional people (men or women, husbands & wives cannot count together) to add to our teams of counters. Training will be provided. If interested or for more information, please contact Julie Ramacciotti, Director of Administration, 739-0230 or [email protected] Teams will count once per month with a rotating schedule. HandS $ 516.00
Parish Improvements $ 361.00
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
In your prayers, please remember all the sick and home-bound parishioners and those who care for them.
Glenn Grieshaber Gene Naumann Baby Ellie Marie Marge Horton Jacob Painter Jean Bauer Andy Kasprzyk Richard Kevin Brands Al Katzler Pemberton Baby Jacob Michelle Keating John Rizzello Bremerkamp Marie Knox Patrick Ryan Jim Brockmeyer Mike Lemp Theresa Schultz Bill Daniel Pat Marshall Gladys Shelley Till Fehrenbacher Maureen Martin Ruth Szevery Carolyn Foeller Marie Mazzola Laura Tellmann Ed Flores Jerry McGuire Jean & Joe Bernie Garvels Al Metzger Wangler Gary Gath George Murphy Mindy Weiss Marlene Greiner Ron Murphy Tom Zemblidge Sick Relatives and Friends: Maureen Adams Mary Kay Alexander Leo Bachinski II Al Bamert Michael Bardol Janet Brockman Jim Brunts Irene Buenemann Kathleen Buenemann Jackie Craven Mary Crippen Tim DuVall Linda Flynn Alice Gamblin
Mary Garvels Mark Goodson Carrie Grimmer Jack & Jill Heller Shane Katzler Russ Kelly Samantha Kerwin Mark Kreutzman George Laurance Irene Lee Joe Long Cameron Meyer Christine Meyer Luke Meyer Ron Meyer
Mike Mitra Piper Mohesky Steevi Nicosia Mary Ninness Melinda Oeth Mark Pearia Brianna Pfeiffer Judy Ramariz Sharon Rau David Schneider Grace Solimando Jackson Weppler Michelle Wilson Norma Yescas Vera Yingling
Sunday, December 4 — Second Sunday of Advent 7:30am Gloria Kekeisen 9:00am Connie Gettemeyer 11:00am Ninfa Serra Biondo Monday, December 5 6:30 am Faithful Departed 8:00am Mary Witte Tuesday, December 6 6:30am William Loughridge, Jr. 8:00am Bernetta Drury Wednesday, December 7 6:30am Dick Philpot 8:00am 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Thursday, December 8 — Immaculate Conception 6:30am Corinne Dallavalle 8:00am Kathryn Evans 7:00pm For Our Parishioners Friday, December 9 6:30am Deacon Fred Mueller 8:00am Wanda Boyd Saturday, December 10 8:00am Tom Romano, Jr. 5:00pm J. Elroy Witte Sunday, December 11 — Third Sunday of Advent 7:30am For Our Parishioners 9:00am Michael Ryan 11:00am Marie C. Philpot
M Lehmkuhl D & M Casey D Klein C Milligan G Murphy K Shamel
N Suedmeyer J & R Roberson T Canavan R Fetsch F Gallagher J Saputo
N Meyer P Schlenk ME Sievers K Flood B Haggarty S HIrschmugl W Schlenk
B Berardino T Owens R Rath H Free J Greco P Gruszczynski M Kohl C VanDoren
T & J Myslinski
C Duffy S Kaufman A Merris C Notter C Stuckey J & J Chrismer D & M Schulte
M Dale-Bannister R & MB Chik J & K McFarling
P Albers F Davidson MJ Flynn D Hachmeister A Kendrick J & L Frein T & C Kreitler
M DeWitt P DeWitt A Konopka L Nolan M Sicking C & K Caverly R & M Keating
C Brown M Brown K Hill
M Nelson D Portman E Portman
JP Freygang A Hachmeister B Pattison
C Grothoff G Weber M Weber
MINISTRY SCHEDULE — DEC. 10-11
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FROM DEATH TO NEW LIFE
We express our deep sympathy and assurance of our prayers to the family of Gloria Brown, mother of Sherry, grandmother of Anne (Joe) Kinealy, Laura (Craig) Merris, Todd (Jessie) Klemme, great-grandmother of Kyle, Nicole, Lauren and Tyler McDaniel, Bobby, Roman and Maddoc Merris, Keirra Klemme; Frances L. Aubuchon, and Terrence (Terry) M. Moran, husband of Jeanne. May their souls rest in the Peace of Christ.
SCHOOL NEWS Congratulations to our November 21 winner of $50, Sydney Flack, and our November 28 winner of $50, John & Mare Ellen Bannon. Thank you for supporting our school! Coming up this week: Wednesday, December 7: Christmas Program, 7 p.m. Thursday, December 8: NO SCHOOL, Feast of Immaculate Conception Friday, December 9: 5th- 8th attend mass prepared by 5th grade Teacher Wish List: A huge thank you to an anonymous donor for funds for a new water table for the preschool! We are very grateful!
PSR CALENDAR FOR DECEMBER & EARLY JANUARY
Wish List: Spirit Zone (after school care program) – Legos, Barbie dolls, Polly Pockets Have a Blessed Week!
Dec. 20, 27, Jan. 3: NO CLASSES Wishing you a Blessed Christmas & A Happy New Year!!
"SAVE THE DATE"
PSRNEWS (PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION) PSR SERVICE OPPORTUNITY THANK YOU! Thank you to all the PSR families for their generous donations to HandS – we collected 215 items! Your generosity is a blessing to many others in need.
Dec. 6: 8th Grade 6pm-8pm; Regular class for Gr. 67; Advent Activity Night for Gr. 1-5 & families– please bring 1 pkg. of commercially made cookies to share. All will begin with a Prayer Service in Church at 6:45pm Dec. 13: Class
Jan. 10: Classes resume
DO YOU KNOW HOW TO PRAY?
Join us for Oremus – Guide to Catholic Prayer
MIDDLE SCHOOL TRIVIA NIGHT Become aware of God’s presence in your life. Discover SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2017, 7-10 PM, PARISH HALL how to hear God’s voice in Scripture, in your heart & in ordinary moments. Learn to express yourself in prayer. Grow in your relationship with God and those around you. Over the course of 8-weeks you will learn the essentials of an effective and fruitful prayer life. When? Wednesday evenings, January 4 through February 22, 7-8:30 pm Where? Annex, Rigali RoomCost? $15, includes prayer journal (Checks payable to “Holy Spirit Parish”) To register, call or email Karen Rychlewski: 739-0230 Ext. 117 or [email protected] Registration deadline: December 21
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION (RCIA) RCIA is the process through which adults are fully initiated into the Catholic family of faith. It includes four formation periods (Inquiry, Catechumenate, Enlightenment/Purification and Mystagogia), and three liturgical stages (Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens, Rite of Election and Initiation). The first period begins with Inquiry. This occurs in both formal and informal ways. In it, the Catholic Community shares with the inquirer a preview of what it would be like to live out the Good News of Jesus Christ as a member of the Catholic Church. After this period, those who feel that they may be called to the Catholic Community are invited to celebrate the Rite of Acceptance into the Order of Catechumens. In this rite the inquirer requests entrance into the Catechumenate and becomes a member-in-training of the Catholic faith. This period includes four elements of all formation in the Church – message, community, service, and worship. The central experience is sharing around the Word, as it is proclaimed in the Sunday Liturgy. Dismissal for this sharing will take place after the homily each Sunday. The Rite of Acceptance will be celebrated at 9:00 Mass today. Please remember the catechumens/candidates in prayer – that they will continue to grow in grace, wisdom, and love of God. 4 l Second Sunday of Advent, December 4, 2016
PRAY WITH US: ADVENT PRAYER OF RECONCILIATION Merciful Father, You have given us your Son as your loving presence in this world. Create in our hearts the room for your love to grow. Forgive our shortcomings and prepare our hearts for your coming. We ask this in the name Jesus Christ, our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, one God, forever and ever, Amen. WANT TO GO DEEPER IN YOUR FAITH? WANT TO TAKE THAT NEXT STEP TO GETT CLOSER TO JESUS? Small, single gender groups are forming to spend 40 minutes to an hour exploring the words of Jesus from the Gospel and what they mean in your life. Contact Donna E. for more info. CHRISTMAS PARTY and lock-in: January 6th for 8th & 9th grade teens. Be there!
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH: FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS AND SENIORS: DECEMBER gatherings are the first and third Sundays on December 4 (TODAY) and 18 - See you there for a game or two, lots of food and discussions on faith and how you live it. Eat, Pray, Discuss TODAY, December 4, 1:30-3:30 in the Resource Center. We’ll be doing some preparing – food . . . and our hearts for Christmas. CONFIRMATION Want to go deeper? Join us for 40 minutes to talk about the Gospel and what it means for your life We plan to meet between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. masses. Contact Donna E. to sign up. MIDDLE SCHOOL MADNESS 6th – 8th grade - Next MSM is December 16. Join us from 7-9 in the Annex for food, fun, and friends!
WE NEED YOU: Please consider helping with one of these events. Many MARCH FOR LIFE YOUTH PILGRIMAGE Next Krispy Kreme Fundraiser is December 18 after all hands make light work AND when we give of our time it the masses. Plan to help if you are going on the pilgrim- shows our young people that they are a valued part of our community. All adults must be PGC. age. All 7th – high school students are invited to partici- We are planning a lock-in/Christmas party January 6pate in the March for Life. 7. We need PGC adults to take shifts. Chaperones for both Luke 18 team & retreat are needed. Team meets on Thursdays starting in February. Retreat is April 1-2. The team goes on Friday, March 31. We need volunteers to help supervise the Middle School Madness gatherings. Everything will be planned and led by Donna E. We simply need adults willing to be present.
Our thanks to the wonderful teenagers in our parish who participated in the "drive by rakings" on November 20th. The students worked very hard and did a great job cleaning up leaves and putting them out to the street for pickup. They were very polite and seemed to enjoy helping others. We were truly blessed. A grateful Senior Citizen
UNEMPLOYED OR UNDEREMPLOYED?
Holy Spirit now has its own chapter of the Catholic Employment Network. FREE support and guidance on resume/interview prep, networking advice and much more. Contact Jeff Pattison, [email protected] or 314853-6197 and/or visit catholicemploymentnetwork.org
ARE YOU BEING CALLED TO THE PERMANENT DIACONATE? Please join us at one of our upcoming information nights or for more information call us, 314-792-7431. Thursday February 9, 2017—7-8:30 p.m. St. Monica, Creve Coeur Tuesday, March 7, 2017—7-8:30 p.m. Miraculous Medal Shrine Perryville MO Thursday, March 9, 2017—7-8:30 p.m. Assumption, O’Fallon MO Thursday, April 6, 2017—7-8:30 p.m. Cardinal Rigali Center Second Sunday of Advent, December 4, 2016 | 5
HUMILITY: KEY TO EVANGELIZATION
Keys are an important image in the Bible. Jesus gave keys to Peter to show his authority in the nascent Church. Keys signified the Steward of the Davidic Kingdom and His authority (Is 22:22). The High Priest used his keys for opening the doors so people could enter the Temple. The Holy Spirit gives us keys to use to reach the people we want to evangelize. Humility is one of those keys. Jesus tells us to learn from him for he is meek and humble of heart (Mt 11:29). St. Bernard of Clairvaux identified the three most important Christian virtues as “Humility, humility, humility.” St. Thomas Aquinas taught us that the inverse of humility, the Deadly Sin of Pride brings with it disobedience, hypocrisy, contention, obstinacy, discord, and love of discord — things which are obstacles to evangelization! So in our approach with others, let us be gentle and develop friendships. Theological knowledge and good intentions mean nothing if we are not humble like Jesus.
HandS Giving Tree: November 19 – December 4 Help a needy family at Christmas the gift by Sunday, December 4.
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Sunday, December 4, 9:00 a.m. Mass: Rite of Acceptance Monday, December 5, 7:00 p.m.: Evening Prayer and Reconciliation in Church Tuesday, December 6: PSR Advent Activity Night Wednesday, December 7, 7:00 p.m.: Full Time School Christmas Program, in the Gym Thursday, December 8: Celebration of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Masses: 6:30 and 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
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Monday, December 12, 7:00 p.m.: Evening Prayer and Reconciliation in Church Saturday, December 17: Penance Day Priests will be available for Confessions from 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
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Sunday, December 18, following 11 a.m. Mass: Volunteers gather to decorate church for Christmas. All helpers are welcome. Monday, December 19, 7:00 p.m.: Evening Prayer and Reconciliation in Church Wednesday, December 21, 7:00 p.m.: Longest Night for Those Who Mourn in the Gathering Area and the Parish Hall
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PLEASE NOTE CHANGE IN TIMES
THE NATIVITY OF THE LORD: DECEMBER 25
Mass Schedule: Saturday, December 24: 4:00 and 6:00 pm Sunday, December 25: Midnight Mass, 7:30, 9:00 and 11:00 am
THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY, AND JOSEPH: DECEMBER 30
Mass Schedule: Friday, December 30: 6:30 and 8:00 am
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Mass Schedule: Saturday, December 31: 5:00 pm Sunday, January 1: 7:30, 9:00, 11:00 am
Wednesday, January 4: 7:00 pm Epiphany Festival Area choirs perform Christmas music in addition to congregational singing. Festival benefits St. Vincent DePaul Society
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Mass Schedule: Saturday, January 7: 5:00 pm Sunday, January 8: 7:30, 9:00, 11:00 am
THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD: JANUARY 9
Mass Schedule: Monday, January 9: 6:30 and 8:00 am
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AN INVITATION TO THE LONGEST NIGHT Holy Spirit’s Ministry of Consolation cares about how parishioners and their families grieving the loss of a loved one are adapting to the changes in their lives. With the winter months and holiday season fast approaching, mourners may feel more isolated and alone. For this reason, we invite you to spend an evening of prayer and fellowship with us. December 21st, the shortest day of the year and consequently, the Longest Night, we will gather for a Candlelight Prayer Service in church and, afterward, continue in the parish hall with lighthearted activity meant to provide some necessary relief and strength for the grief journey. The Longest Night Sunday, December 21st 7:00 PM – 10:30 PM Beginning in Church
READERS, SERVERS, EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS AND MINISTERS OF HOSPITALITY
Volunteers are needed for Christmas and New Years. Sign-up sheets are in the vesting sacristy near the Gathering Area. Please volunteer as soon as possible.
Please call Karen Rychlewski, 739-0230 Ext. 117 by December 16th if you are able to join us.
"Whatever was written previously was written for our instruction, that by endurance and by the encouragement of the Scriptures, we might have hope." ~ Romans 15:4
Our second Sunday in Advent increases our anticipation...He is coming! He is coming! Actually, He is here...but we anticipate the celebration of His birth. Some of us exude the 'holiday' overflow of joy! Some of us want to 'get it over with' as soon as possible!! If you struggle with getting through any kind of life event it may be difficult to think of celebrating very much at all. It may be time to consider calling the Stephen Ministry, 739-0230, ext.130. You will be asked to leave a confidential message. The intake coordinator will call you back, and, together you can determine if the lay Stephen Ministry can be of service to you. It is an easy process, and can be a huge support just when you need it. Please share this message!
Pope Francis’ The Joy of the Gospel addresses faith and citizenship… “An authentic faith...always involves a deep desire to change the world, to transmit values, to leave this earth somehow better than we found it. We love this magnificent planet on which God has put us… The earth is our common home and all of us are brothers and sisters.” How will you and I change this world? Be people of hope and continued engagement, sharing the Good News. 8 | Second Sunday of Advent, December 4, 2016
To all who helped support the Annual ThanksGIVING Day Run/Walk, benefiting St. Vincent DePaul. The generosity of those who came or donated was outstanding. As the request for help continues to increase your support is just a tremendous benefit helping those in need! Please join us next year when we will celebrate our 10th Annual event! THANKS to everyone!
FIAT WOMEN'S GROUP
Give yourself a gift this Advent and join us Thursday, December 15, at Kenrick Glennon Seminary (5200 Glennon Dr 63119). Our speaker will be Father Mark Kramer, SJ. We will pray the rosary at 8am and the talk will run from 8:15 to 9am. Coffee and social time follow. All are welcome! See www.kenrick.edu/fiat for more information and for recordings of previous talks.
CHRISTMAS COUNTRY CHURCH TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT
The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal (Saint Mary’s of the Barrens Church) in Perryville, Missouri, will again be on the Christmas Country Church Tour along with 32 other churches and chapels. The tour will take place December 15 and 16, from 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. All of the churches welcome visitors to view their Christmas decorations and to spend a few moments in silent prayer during the Advent season. Hear live music on Thursday from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. on Friday. You will have the opportunity to hang a paper ornament on our “petition tree” with your intentions to be remembered during the Christmas season. Light refreshments will be served in the Visitor Center where you can also view unique Nativity sets that will be on exhibit. If you have any questions, please call the Association of the Miraculous Medal at 573-547-8343, or visit our website at www.amm.org. We hope you will plan to visit us on one of these days!
A ROUND T OWN ENKINDLE MINISTRY
ST. PATRICK CENTER
MONTHLY RECOLLECTION FOR WOMEN
Because we recognize the holidays are particularly stressful for those who are dealing with infertility… In December, in place of our individual appointments, the Enkindle Ministry would like to invite you to a small group sharing session. Please join us: December 7, 5:30 to 7 PM, Office of Natural Family Planning, 11700 Studt, Ste. C, 63141. For more information or to register, call 997-7576 or email Melissa.barnason @mercy.net.
Is in need of $20 Schnucks and Target gift cards for their Shamrock Club clients sponsored through their Christmas Wishes family sponsorship program. Because most of these clients live in temporary housing, they celebrate Christmas with them and Santa distributes the gift cards. These clients then have the opportunity to buy items they need. Christmas Wishes assists more than 1,200 St. Patrick Center clients and their families, many of whom have little or no money to purchase gifts for their children. If you would like to sponsor a client, call EVER ANCIENT, EVER NEW Join us for an Advent Concert Friday, December 9, 7 to Katie Joseph, 802-1976 or [email protected] 8:30 p.m., St. Anselm Parish, Creve Coeur. THE MASS EXPLAINED Experience a night of music of renewal and peace. Come All are welcomed to come to a presentation on the Parts and live hopefully and joyfully praise God with a concert of the Mass Explained: Monday, January 23, St. Martin of Advent and Christmas music. Presented by Dennis of Tours Parish, Runge Hall, 610 W. Ripa Ave. 63125. Keller and Carrie Bajzath and other musical guests. Light Given by Sr. Cathy Doherty, SSND & Msgr. William refreshments and beveraes following. Suggested donaMcCumber, for more information and reservations tion $10 at the door. please call 314-544-5664. Women's recollection on Wednesday, December 14, 7:15-9:30pm at St Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish. A priest of Opus Dei will give two meditations, confession and Benediction. For more information, please contact Mary Schlueter 314-517-1277
INVITATION: DIVORCED & SEPARATED CATHOLICS
“I’m furious. What can I do with this anger?” “If God is good, why did He allow this divorce?” “Why does it hurt so much?” Find the answers to these questions and more in a new ministry to Catholics who have suffered from divorce: The Catholic’s Divorce Survival Guide. The 12-week DVD program features Catholic experts and lay men and women who share their challenges on the way to true healing. Two locations hosting the program beginning January 12, 2017: Immaculate Conception– Dardenne, contact Debi at [email protected] AND Immaculate Conception–Maplewood, contact Kathleen or Paul at [email protected]
MISSOURI LIFE CARAVAN
Is once again organizing buses for the Annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. Thursday- Saturday, Jan. 26- 28, 2017. Join us and thousands of others from across the U.S. for this huge pro-life gathering in our nation’s capital. This trip does not involve overnight stays in hotels as we sleep on the buses. The cost before Dec. 23 is $190. The cost after Dec. 23 is $205. For registration and bus information contact us: 434-4900 or [email protected] You can also download a registration form at www.missourilife.org. Registration deadline is Jan. 3, 2017.
A Marriage Encounter weekend will put a little Christmas in your marriage! Start the New Year right by resolving to attend this weekend experience – it is life changing. Weekends are being presented on February 3-5 and April 21-23. See our website at www.stl-wwme.org or call 314.649.7317. Support families cho osi ng to make the loving, and often expensive, choice to grow their family through adoption AND get a chance to enjoy a 2017 Cardinals game from the Mercy Suite! Raffle winner receives 10 tickets in Suite 33 (along the 1st base line) at Busch Stadium for a 2017 Cardinals’ Home Game, $150 of food/drinks and one parking pass for a mutually agreed upon date. Made available through the generous donation of Mercy. All proceeds benefit the Archbishop Robert J. Carlson Adoption Fund. Great Holiday Gift! Raffle Tickets can be delivered in a festive gift envelope perfect for the person who has everything! Raffle tickets are $20 each or 6 for $100. To purchase raffle tickets online: http://archstl.org/ raffleforadoption or call the Office of Natural Family Planning 997.7576. Raffle closes March 8, 2017 with drawing on March 15, 2017. Winner will be notified by phone or e-mail. Second Sunday of Advent, December 4, 2016 | 9
THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT — (DECEMBER 11, 2016)
Is 35:1-6A, 10 — Ps 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10 — Jas 5:7-10 — Mt 11:2-11 10 | Second Sunday of Advent, December 4, 2016
CHURCH NAME AND ADDRESS Holy Spirit Church #000115 3130 Parkwood Lane Maryland Heights, MO 63043 TELEPHONE 314 739-0230 CONTACT PERSON Mary Welsh EMAIL: [email protected] SOFTWARE MSPublisher 2010 Adobe Acrobat XI Windows 8 TRANSMISSION TIME Monday 5:00 PM SUNDAY DATE OF PUBLICATION December 4, 2016 NUMBER OF PAGES SENT 1 through 11 SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS