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 .