St. Michael & St. Francis Bulletin September 19 & 20, 2015 Pastor: Fr. Harry Tully Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time FIRST IS BEST? “I’m first!” “No, I’m first!” “Mom, tell Ronnie that I get to be first this time!” From the earliest moments of our lives, there is something ingrained in us that is convinced that first is best. If not chosen first for the sports team, we are immediately deflated. We are coached to be “in first.” We spend hours of waiting time in order to be first in line. We are caught in a culture that makes being first the highest priority. Against this backdrop, we come to church and hear a Gospel such as the one proclaimed today from Mark: “If anyone wishes to be first, he shall be the last of all and the servant of all” (Mark 9:35). This is a passage all about power. BEING POWERFUL Putting others first is one of the greatest challenges in a world that places so much emphasis on being powerful. Americans, for the most part, pride themselves on being a “super-power.” Power, in and of itself, is not the problem. What can become problematic is the way that power is used. Our example of the perfect use of power, of course, is the Lord Jesus himself. Fully human and fully divine, the Lord put all the power that had been given to him at the service of others. Unfortunately, when one hears comments such as “he is a very powerful man” or “it is a very powerful country,” one usually thinks of people or countries that use power to place themselves above apparently weaker people or places. The Gospel is a challenge to turn this notion on its head. We have each been given much power—the power flowing from Christ—in our baptism. Today we are called to use this power to place the needs of others before our own. Today’s Readings: Wisdom 2:12, 17–20; Psalm 54:3–8; James 3:16 — 4:3; Mark 9:30–37 Fr. Harry Tully, Pastor St. Francis Xavier [email protected] Emergency #812-218-9219 or 502-931-1499 Website - www.stmichaelstfrancis.com Henryville St. Michael - 101 St. Michael Drive, Charlestown, In 47111 Ph. 812-256-3200 - Fax 775-307-6142 E-Mail - [email protected] Office Hours – 9:00 am-1:30 pm Tues. Wed., & Fri. St. Francis Xavier – 101 North Ferguson, Henryville, IN 47126 Ph. 812-294-4682 - Fax 775-307-6142 Office Hours – Thursday 9:30am-2:00pm Reconciliation – 5:00 pm Saturday or call the Rectory Marriage – Please contact the pastor a year in advance. Advent and Lent are not times for celebrations. Eucharist Baptisms of Infants or Adults Joining the Church – Must be a Eucharist practicing/registered member for three months. Please contact the DRE: St. Sat – 5:30 pm Michael–Juliann Eickholtz, St. Francis–Father Tully Sun – 11 am Sunday New To The Parish: Please call the office to register. Please introduce yourself La Misa en Español to the pastor at mass. At 9:00 am Parishioners Who Are Ill: Please call the pastor if a relative or friend is sick. Domingo – 12:30 pm Due to privacy laws hospitals no longer inform churches. Bulletin Announcements: Get all bulletin announcements to the office in writing by Tuesday evening. Las Horas de Oficina - 8:30 am-1 pm Martes, Miércoles, y Viernes Los Enfermos Es muy importante comunicarse con el Padre (debido Reconciliación – 12:00 el ultimo domingo de cada mes o llama la Rectoría a las leyes privadas, los hospitales no se comunican con las Casamiento – contactarse con el padre un año antes el día de la boda. iglesias). Advenimiento y Cuaresma no son los tiempos apropiados para bodas. Doctrina Cristiana: Las clases de educación religiosa para niños son Los Bautismos de los Bebés o los Adultos Afiliando a la Iglesia – Por cada domingo de 9:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. en la escuela. Recuerden que la favor, llama al Padre, o – Luz Elena 502-294-5976; a San Francisco Arquidiócesis requiere que los que van a recibir los sacramentos estén Miembros Nuevos de la Comunidad – Por favor, acérquense al Centro de inscritos en las clases de religión. información. También es necesario registrarse en la parroquia. Pregúntenos Monaguillos: Los niños que quieran ayudar como monaguillos en el por el formulario de registro. altar tienen su ensayo el segundo domingo de cada mes después de la misa de 11:00 a.m. Estos niños y niñas tienen que haber hecho la Primera Comunión. Los interesados comunicarse con Pbro. St. Michael Early Childhood Center – Infancy Care, Pre-S, Pre-K, Kindergarten & Day Care Rita Poff – Director – School Ph. 256-3503/ Infancy Care 256-3500 El Centro para las Primeras Niñez de San Miguel - Preescolar-Kindergarten y Servicio de Guardería a Infantil La Directora – Rita Poff – Ph. 256-3503 St. Michael Charlestown Mass Schedule Mass Intentions St. M St. FX St. M St. FX St. M 21 Mon No Mass 22 Tue No Mass 23 Wed 6:00 pm Mass St. FX 24 Thurs 4:30pm Mass St. M 25 Fri 9:00am Mass St. M 26 Sat 5:30 pm Leonard Eickholtz St. FX 27 Sun 9:00 am St. M 11:00 am Heilbron & Viola Adams John Goedeker St. M 12.30 pm En Español Pastor’s Corner Dear Parishioners, "If you wish to be first..." Every body wants to be number one, we want to be on top, bigger, better, best! That's part of our education, our upbringing, that's how success is brought about. Yet the Lord Jesus tells us as His disciples that to be first we must be servant to all! How strange for us to hear, but if Jesus is our Lord and Savior and we wish to share in His glory then you and I must be "best" In our serving each other as we would serve Him. Let us be generous in the ways we do what He commands in response to His great love so freely given to us. A reminder to all!!! Please let us know if you go into the hospital or if you are unable because of illness or age to attend Mass on the weekend. While I would like to visit everyone sometimes I am unable to. Please know that you are remembered in my Masses and prayers. Again that is why I would like you to let the office know. To the folks at St. Michael "Happy September Fest!" Let's enjoy the day! God bless and keep up the good work, Fr. Tully Collection September 12 & 13 St. Michael St. Francis Xavier $ 3,249.00 $ 1,216.00 Reminder: Today, place your CALLED BY NAME nomination form in the collection basket or submit it online at HearGods Call.com. Continue to pray for the success of this program in our parish, especially during these two weeks of prayer for vocations. Thank you. For the weekend of September 19/20, 2015 Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time In today’s Gospel, Jesus continues to turn society’s idea of greatness upside down. He teaches that true greatness lies in being a servant to others; a good steward of our relationships. We want success, but Jesus defines success differently than we do. Jesus redefines our notion of greatness and success. How do we define success? Is our notion of success consistent with the teachings of Jesus Christ? Rosary for Vision of Our Lady of Guadalupe is the 12th of each month at 7:00pm in church. ST. MICHAEL Faith and Enrichment Rosary at 5:00 before Saturday Evening Mass Rosary at 10:30 before Sunday Mass Saturday Evening Mass Intention: Florence and Calvin DeVary Sunday 11:00 am Mass Intention: For inactive Catholics to return to their Faith Sunday 12:30 pm Mass Intention: The Latino Community The Prayer Group at St. Michael welcomes everyone to come and pray with them at 6:00pm every Monday in the Church. Bible Study Class Bible study class is every Monday at 7:00pm. Faith Formation News The Faith Formation Program will meet in church this Sunday for the beginning of our Yearly Rosary Novena and Music Practice. This Sunday at the 11:00 Mass the Youth Choir will sing. Remember: Faith is a gift from God. Faith Formation is a life log growth process. We encourage parents to attend Mass with their children. This enables the children to integrate what they learn in their Faith Formation classes with weekly participation in the liturgy. Thanks to last Sunday’s assistants: Cheryl Mann, and Dianne Wimsett. Assistants are needed each Sunday. Thanks to our youth choir organist, Nancy Kinder. Thanks to our director of the Youth Choir Cindy Stone. Thanks to our choir members for the September Youth Mass: Lillian Stefan, Tim Stefan, John Kinser, Kaylee Kinser, Kaylee Jackson, Megan Jackson, Amber McKinney, Joecelyn Minner, Adalyn Lathem, Maelyn Sarver and Ava Lathem. Thanks to the Gift Bearers: John Kinser and Tim Stefan and the youth servers: Stephen Dumeyer and Dylan Kinser. We want to thank our students involved in this liturgy. We ask the parishioners to bring non perishable food items to be donated to the North Clark Outreach Center. There will be a wooden box in the church for donations. Faith Formation Classes have started! If you missed registration it is not too late to sign up in grades Preschool through Grad 12. Our calendar & registration forms are on the web at 111.stmichaelstfrancis.com. Faith Formation Calendar Sept 20 – Septemberfest No Class Sept 27 - Session Seven (Catechist Sunday) Oct 4 - Fall Break No Class-Yard sale in the Multipurpose Room. Come and buy something. St. Michael Ministries Schedule Sat. Sept 26, 5:30pm– St. Michael Eucharistic Ministers: S. Seals, M Cox, Volunteer Servers: J. Worley Gift Bearers: H/T Willeford Cantors: J/M Wafford Musician: C. Eickholtz Lector: M.P. Beach Sun. Sept 27, 11:00 am – St. Michael Eucharistic Ministers: J. Kinder, J. Dean, C. Dunn Servers: J. Minner & S. Dumeyer Gift Bearers: J/L Minner Family Cantors: J/M Wafford Musician: N. Kinder Lector: M. Howard ST. FRANCIS XAVIER Sunday Mass Intention: Kenneth Yost The Fish Fry at St. Francis will be the first Friday of each month 5-7pm. Come out and enjoy! The menu includes fish, fries, slaw, fried biscuits, drinks & desserts. Thanks to everyone for your support. Faith Formation Classes First Reconciliation Parent meeting is on Sunday, October 25th at 9:30am in the church. Please keep in your prayers our First Reconciliation students: Alejandra Carrillo, Angel Carrillo, Juan Carrillo, Suri Carrillo Cassandra Carrillo, Kimberlyn Doherty, Kaylee Jackson, Alexzander Martinez, Sara Martinez, Maria Reyes Nino, Cameron Wimsett, Jordan Benitez, Jovanny Benitez, Katie Carrillo Rodriquez, Naydelin Carrillo Rodriquez, Lilli Anne Dumeyer, Stephen Nicholas Dumeyer, Jr. Suzanne Nicole Dumeyer, Jonathan Romero and Christian Sanchez. It is very important for at least one parent, guardian, or godparent to attend this meeting and retreat. St. Michael and St. Francis Youth and families are invited to visit Cornucopia Farms on Friday, October 9th, 2015. Please contact Juliann. St. Michael and St. Francis Xavier Sacrament Preparation: The Faith Formation Commission, the Pastor, and the Archdiocese state that a child must be enrolled and attend classes the YEAR BEFORE and YEAR of receiving the Sacrament of First Reconciliation, First Eucharist or Confirmation.. Baptism of children under school age requires the parents to meet with the pastor before the sacrament is received. Yard Sale October 2-4, Box up all those “too good to throw away” things and bring them to the rectory garage starting on September 25th. Sept 20Sept 27Oct 4Oct 11Oct 18- Class Class Class Fall Break, No Class Class/ Zoo Trip St. Francis Xavier Ministries Schedule Sun. Sept 27- 9:00am Eucharistic Ministers: Toni Allen, Gino Couch, Janice Furnish Servers: Conner Martin, Kayla Martin, Heidi Taylor Ushers: Don Rue, Butch Furnish Gift Bearers: Karen Johnson Family Lector: Joe Banet Join us for the Aquinas Center Bus Trip to Ferdinand for the 18th Annual Christkindlmarkt! The heady aroma of authentic Bavarian specialty foods and an incredible array of Christmas wares, antiques, quality hand-crafted and primitives await you at Ferdinand’s Christkindlmarkt. Bus will leave from Providence High School at 9:00am and will pick up in Corydon in the Walmart parking lot at 9:30. The cost is $25 per person payable in advance. Meals are not included. Call the Aquinas Center at 812-246-5044 or go to our website www.aquinascenter.org for more information. Deadline for reservations is November 11th. During the historic visit of Pope Francis to the United States, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops will live-stream over six days of free online video coverage of papal events. All events will be live streamed in English with audio commentary from the USCCB website here: http://www.usccb.org/live To learn more about Pope Francis’s visit in September visit http: /www.worldmeeting2015.org Please take a World Meeting of Families Prayer Card located in the lobby. “To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under heaven a time to be born a time to love a time to heal a time to die and a time of peace.” PLEASE PRAY FOR HEALTH & STRENGTH: Betty Jo Banet, Allen Barker, Alicia Blair, Bea Beach, Joyce Bower, Billy Brand, Sherry Buit, Norma Carl, Darlene Carter, Alvin Collins, Jim Corcoran, Bernice Donahue, Patrick Dunn, Mike Galligan, Don Hamerla, Rita Hamerla, Bill Hawkins, Shannan Hawkins, Gus Hoefer, Curtis Ingram, Kenny Jackson, Andy Korte, Michelle Korty, Chuck Ledbetter, Terri Lynn Maples, Bob Masters, Michael Murphy, Esther Toby Nelson, Dora Nevins, Ian Newland, Mitch Newland, Janeson Payne, Ethan Phillips, Jennifer Richie, Clarence Smith, Dorothy Smith, John Speicher, Mariam State, Mark Thise, Teresa Thomas, Billy Wayne Upton, Tim Wafford, Nancy Williams, Paula Wolfe, Emma Yount. Names will remain on the list for 6 months unless you tell us to remove them or request that they be kept longer. RCIA- In an era of corporate restructuring, try an organization where top Management hasn’t changed in 2000 years. RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is the process by which adults and older children learn about and are received into the Catholic Church. This is also a great opportunity for Catholic Adults (18 years or older) to review their faith and/or to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation. St. Michael and St. Francis work together with St. Paul and St. Joe Hill on the program. Contact Juliann. Catholic Story Time at the Aquinas Center Resource Library – Offered the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10:00 – 11:30. Story-Activity-DVDPrayer. Themes based on the Church Season. Parents you will have the opportunity to browse through the resource library, enjoy a cup of coffee with other parents, and/or sit with the children. Our next session is Wednesday, October 21st Call Christina Flum or Cindy Bauer at 812-246-5044 if you have any questions. Question of the Week Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time Theme: We are called to serve others. For a large part of the liturgical year, we devote ourselves to listening to the mystery of Christ in all its aspects unfolded as we seek God’s truth and understanding. Step 1: Listen to the Word: As you hear it proclaimed today what strikes you? What is there in this story that touches your own heart? Step two: Look into your Life. Children: What are some specific ways in which you can serve your friends or family members? Youth & Adults: Sometimes when we strive to be the one who wins, we hurt others. What can you do differently in the future to help others to succed? Faith in Action: Volunteers are needed to help rebuild homes hit by flooding from heavy rains in June and July. Homes in 29 Counties across Indiana were affected and families are displaced. Catholic Charities Disaster Response has materials and tools, but these families need your skills! We are also looking for donations of power tools and used vehicles for those who lost them. Please contact Jane Crady, at 317-642-7322 or [email protected] for further information. FAITH, FUN & FRIENDS: Special Needs Faith Formation for teens & adults! We invite you to bring your special needs teen or adult to pray and make new friends with us! Our next gathering will be on Thursday, October 15th from 7:00 – 8:00. Please join us for fellowship and fun as we learn more about our faith. Located at the school building at the St. Joe Hill Campus of St. John Paul II Parish! For more information, please call Christina at 812246-5044, or email [email protected] 40 Days for Life From September 23 through November 1, you’re invited to join other Christians for 40 Days for Life – 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. You’re also invited to stand and peacefully pray during a 40-day vigil in the public right-of-way outside of EMW Women’s Surgical 138 W. Market St Louisville, Ky 40202 and also to help spread the word about this important community outreach. If you’d like more information – and especially if you’d like to volunteer to help, please contact: Laura Grijalba 502-384-4884/475-5403 [email protected] www.40daysforlife.com/louisville .