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3005 Country Club Road
New Bern, NC 28562 www.stpaulccnewbern.org
Saint Paul Catholic School (252) 633-0100
Saint Peter the Fisherman Mission Parish in Oriental, NC
SAINT PAUL ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH FIRST SUNDAY of ADVENT
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2014
MASS SCHEDULE Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:00 pm Sunday . . . . . 8:00 am, 11:00 am & 1:00 pm (Misa en Español) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, *Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 am Wednesday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9:00am & 6:00 pm *Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 am at Old St. Paul First Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 am
Holy Days of Obligation will be announced in the bulletin
IMMACULATE CONCEPTION HOLY DAY of OBLIGATION Monday, December 8
MASSES: 8:00am, 9:00am, 12:00pm and 6:00pm 10:30am Saint Peter the Fisherman, Oriental
Father Thomas S Tully Pastor Father William J Upah Parochial Vicar Deacon Mike Mahoney Parish Deacon Deacon Rick Fisher Parish Deacon Sr Monique Dissen, IHM Pastoral Associate Mr James Anderson Principal
MASS INTENTIONS/READINGS/PARISH ACTIVITIES
11/29 3:30pm Confessions, Reconciliation Room 5:00pm MASS Saint Paul Parish Family 11/30 Ez 34:11-12, 15-17; Ps 23:1-3, 5-6; 1 Cor 15:20-26, 28; Mt 25:31-46 8:00am MASS Werner & MaryJo Buckl (living) 9:15am RCIA, FLC 9:30am Faith Formation K-8, School-No Class 10:30am MASS St Peter the Fisherman 10:30am Chaplet of Divine Mercy, SJC 11:00am MASS Andreana & Aniello T Mosca + 1:00pm MASS Kenneth Knicely + 6:00pm Faith Formation 9-12-No Class 12/1 Is 2:1-5; Ps 122:1-9; Mt 8:5-11 8:00am MASS Leo Corkery + 8:30am Rosary 12/2 Is 11:1-10; Ps 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17; Lk 10:21-24 8:00am MASS Norman Bergmann + 8:30am Rosary 10:30am MASS St Peter the Fisherman 11:00am One in Spirit Prayer Group, SJC 1:00pm Shawl Ministry, Conference Room 6:00pm Women’s SPRAA, Gym 12/3 Is 25:6-10a; Ps 23:1-6; Mt 15:29-37 9:00am MASS St Paul School Children 5:00pm Medjugorje Prayer Group 6:00pm MASS Nellie Messina + 7:00pm Men’s SPRAA, Gym 7:00pm PAC 12/4 Is 26:1-6; Ps 118:1, 8-9, 19-21, 25-27a; Mt 7:21, 24-27 8:00am MASS George & Hazel Ryan + 8:30am Rosary 8:35am Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 10:45am Confessions, Reconciliation Room 12:00pm Benediction, Church 6:00pm Men’s II SPRAA, Gym 6:00pm That Man Is You, School Library 12/5 FIRST FRIDAY Is 29:17-24; Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14; Mt 9:27-31 8:00am MASS (OSP) Arthur & Lucille White + 8:35am Preservation Guild for Old Saint Paul 12:00pm Bulletin Items Due for 12/14 Issue 12/6 FIRST SATURDAY Is 30:19-21, 23-26; Ps 147:1-6; Mt 9:35 — 10:1, 5a, 6-8 8:00am MASS Gwen Chioffi +
NOVEMBER 30, 2014 . . . FIRST SUNDAY of ADVENT Welcome to Saint Paul Parish for the Celebration of the Eucharist!
In preparation for Mass, in an atmosphere of sacred silence, please cut off all cell phones & conversation
Sunday, November 23, 2014 Collections to be announced next week.
Stewardship is a chosen way to live, using the gifts entrusted to us by God. Your generosity is most appreciated!
SANCTUARY CANDLE INTENTION WORLD PEACE
Parishioners interested in donating gift cards to the needy of our community this Christmas are asked to place the gift
card in an envelop marked, “Giving Tree” and drop it in the collection basket.
Parishioners may also contact the following community agencies to donate money, gift cards, food or gifts.
Religious Community Services (RCS): 633-2767 Salvation Army: 637-7008
Eastern Pregnancy Information Clinic: 638-4673 Coastal Women’s Shelter: 638-4509
Catholic Charities: 638-2188 The Giving Tree Parish Program will resume next year.
*NOTICE* The Narthex/Atrium will be available each week for one (1)
group to promote or sell items for their ministry. Any groups that are not given permission to use the narthex/atrium after Mass may sell or promote their events in the FLC during the doughnut socials. If you desire to use the Narthex/Atrium, contact DeLesa at [email protected] or 252-638-1984.
*ATTENTION ALL LECTORS* The practice workbook is now on the web as an audio tape at
the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings-audio.cfm
OLIVE BRANCH STORE & LENDING LIBRARY We have several types of calendars, wreaths and candles as
well as lots of other wonderful items for the Christmas season.
Don’t Forget! It’s time to get your new 2015 Sunday Missal. You can use it right now & they make great gifts.
New Items: Beautiful new Celtic Crucifix for $16. “The Lord Gives Wisdom” brass bookmark only $2. We have a new selection of pocket tokens starting at just $1. “Madonna
and Angels” Christmas Cards - just $3 for a package of 10. Come by and see what’s new!
PASTOR’S CORNER SUNDAY NOVEMBER 30, 2014 Dear Friends at Saint Paul, This Thanksgiving Weekend gives me the chance to thank each and every one of you who are part of our parish. Father Upah and I are eager to express to you our appreciation for your support, prayers, and presence. I would like especially to commend our great staff and volunteers who are dedicated to hospital-ity and service for every parishioner and visitor. Every committee or group meeting that I have attended has been filled with people eager to succeed for the benefit of their parishioners, their neighbors and the needy. Thank you! This is the First Sunday of Advent and thus the start of a new liturgical year. I am eager to discover all those customs and traditions that the people of Saint Paul hold dear in the coming celebrations. A prayer-ful Advent truly is the best preparation for Christmas because it allows us to create “space” for God, to teach us how to trust... it is the season of promise and the Advent of our God! We have a great gift to offer our community and our neighbors because we are called to fix our sight on Christ and His arrival in our midst. Don't give in to the temptations of busy-ness and the obligations of gift-giving or decorating. Do give in to the moments of silence and quiet and the stillness of anticipation. Examine your conscience. Calm your fears. Unwind the knots furrowed into your brow or in your heart. The season of promise is about expectation and assurance because God is worthy of our trust. This First Sunday of Advent also marks the completion of year three for introducing and using the new Roman Missal – the prayers of the Mass. The first year (2012) gave us the chance to read the new words. The second year (2013) brought us the chance to learn the new Missal. This last – third year (2014) - has been our year to pray the new Missal. Read, Learn and Pray! The “standard” words have now become more familiar, more comfortable. The idioms and phrasing have become easier to hear and understand. The beauty and intricacy of the translation has become more tangible and transparent. May God bless our praying in the prayers of the Mass. May God bless our reverence in the worship He deserves! Finally, this First Sunday of Advent provides us with a new annual Hymnal in Breaking Bread, the blue covered hymnal in each pew. Please force yourself to take some time in becoming familiar with this “worship aid” as it contains prayers, instructions, Sacred Scripture and, of course, hymns and songs for worship. It is not just “page xyz” that should capture your attention for this or that reading or song: There is prayerful preparation for the Mass. There is time to learn the prayers. There is the invitation to absorb the Spirit of the Liturgy. It is not just a collection of music; it is a doorway to prayer and praise: Walk right in! You're welcome here! Peace,
A Holiday Tradition!
Live Nativity and Carols and Memorial Luminaries Saturday, December 13 6:15-7:30 pm
Luminaries Order (cut-out) on next Page
El HISPANO CATÓLICO
TRADICIONES DE NUESTRA FE MENSAJES 2014 del ADVENIMIENTO “Los que esperan a señor renovarán su fuerza, ellos montarán para arriba con las alas como las águilas, ellas funcionarán y no serán cansadas, ellos caminarán y no se desmayarán.” - Isaiah 40:31 El “dios camina en su alma con paso silencioso. El dios viene a usted más que usted a él. Nunca quiera el suyo que viene sea lo que usted espera, pero nunca la voluntad él decepciona. Cuanto más que usted responde a su presión apacible, el mayor serán su libertad - Fulton J Sheen REZOS de la FAMILIA: Dios de O, nuestra vista, se abre los labios y las almas, de modo que cuando se envía su palabra graciosa, poder gritar alegre a usted, “venidas.” Ayúdenos a hacer el sitio para su palabra pasando tiempo reservado en su presencia, de modo que permitamos que usted cree en nosotros los corazones que desbordan con el amor para usted y nuestros vecinos. ANUNCIOS IMPORTANTES SEMANALES
Los ensayos para la celebración de nuestra Virgencita se estarán llevando acabo todos los domingos después de misa en el gimnasio, cualquier pregunta por favor comuníquese con Carmen Ardon
Rosarios Si alguien desea tener una Posada para Diciembre por favor póngase en comunicación con Dona Mary. Si le gustaría tener el Rosario en su casa o encargarse de los rosarios favor de comunicarse con la Sra. Maria Munoz al (252) 649-2450 o (252) 571-5973
Liturgia Si hay alguien interesado en participar en la liturgia favor de comunicarse con Elena Turner al (252) 671-3290. ATENCION: Si alguna persona no puede leer en la fecha indi-cada por favor llame al siguiente lector para cambiar fechas MUCHAS GRACIAS.
11/30 and 12/7 Practice Our Lady of Guadalupe, 2pm 12/12 Manitas at 5:00 a.m. 12/12 Breakfast at 7:00 a.m. Family Life Center 12/14 Fiesta Celebration Our Lady Guadalupe 12-6 p.m.
ADVENT MESSAGES 2014 - FIRST SUNDAY of ADVENT
“Those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.” - Isaiah 40:31 “God walks into your soul with silent step. God comes to you more than you to Him. Never will His coming be what you expect, and yet never will it disappoint. The more you respond to his gentle pressure, the greater will be your freedom.” -Fulton J. Sheen from Simple Truths “Are you perfectly happy? Or are you still looking for happiness? … That (our) life is most effectively lived when every now and then (it)withdraws from the scene of action to contemplation, where one learns the terrible defeat and futility which come from excessive absorption in detail and action….In silence, there is humility of spirit or what might be called “wise passivity.” In such the ear is more important than the tongue, God speaks, but not in cyclones — only in the zephyrs and gentle breezes….Only in solitariness is true spirituality born, when the soul stands naked before its God.… In this discovery is born love of neighbor, for then we love our fellow human beings, not because of what they can do for us, but because we see that they too are real or potential children of God.” - Fulton J. Sheen from Way to Inner Peace “Repose allows us to contemplate the little things we do in their relationship to the vast things which alone can give them worth and meaning. It reminds us that all actions get their worth from God: “worship” means “admitting worth.” To worship is to restore to our workaday life its true worth by setting it in its real relationship to God, Who is its end and ours.” - Fulton J. Sheen from Way to Happiness
PRAYER FOR THE WEEK Restore, O God, our sight, open our lips and souls, so that when your gracious Word is sent, we will be able to shout joyfully to you, “Come.” Help us to make room for your Word by spending quiet time in your presence, so that we allow You to create in us hearts overflowing with love for You and our neighbors.
SAINT PAUL CATHOLIC YOUTH GROUP ANNUAL LIVE NATIVITY and LUMINARIES DISPLAY/ORDER FORM Luminaries: $3.00 each or 2 for $5.00
Place complete order form (print), place it in an envelop with donation and drop it in the collection basket. Thank you! Luminaries: In Memory of: Luminaries: In Honor of: 1) ________________________________________________ 1) __________________________________________ 2) ________________________________________________ 2) __________________________________________ 3) ________________________________________________ 3) __________________________________________
Visit www.dioceseofraleigh.org for more information regarding diocesan events Roman Catholic Diocese of Raleigh … Pray for Our Seminarians ...This Week: Tim Ahn
SAVE THIS HISTORIC DATE: Saturday, January 3, 2015 Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral, Rite of Blessing and Ground Breaking on the Nazareth Property at 10:00 a.m. on the Feast of the Holy Name of Jesus.
Plan to attend the MARCH for LIFE, Washington, DC, on Thursday, January 22. Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Burbidge at 11:30am followed by the march on the Washington Mall.
FAITH FORMATION NEWS
OUR LADY of GUADALUPE CELEBRATIONS Friday, December 12 Friday, December 12 Sunday, December 14
5:00am 7:00am 12:00-6:00pm Manitas Breakfast, FLC Fiesta Celebration, FLC
AROUND THE PARISH AT-A-GLANCE COMING PARISH EVENTS
St Paul Parish Community Food Collection: first (December 7) & third (December 21) weekends of the month.
Monthly Parish Debt Collection: every first Sunday of the Month (December 7) — thank you for your generosity!
Monthly School Special Collection: Every third Sunday of the month (December 21)
Please join us for coffee and donuts in the FLC after the 8:00am and 11:00am Masses
After Glow of the Eucharist meets after the 5:00pm, 8:00am & 11:00am Masses
Silent Prayer Vigil for Life - every Wednesday morning (8-12pm) - Crist Clinic, Jacksonville. Contact: Bart Spano (633-4768)
GREECE 2015: For Information/details, see brochure in church atrium or contact Linda Winfield at 252-288-4143
December 1: Mass Intentions Book for 2015 opens at 8:30am; Masses will be limited to 3 Masses per person
December 4: Holy Hour for Vocations — First Hour of Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, 8:30am
December 5: First Friday Mass at 8:00am at Old Saint Paul
December 6: First Saturday Mass in honor of Blessed Virgin Mary at 8:00am, main church
Saturday/Sunday, December 6 and 7: Liturgy Ministers Lectors and Eucharistic Ministers — Team 1; Servers: 5pm - Team A-1 … 8am - Team B3 … 11am - Team C3
PENANCE SERVICES for ADVENT Wednesday, December 10 St Egbert Morehead City 7 pm Monday, December 15 Annunciation Havelock 7 pm Tuesday, December 16 Infant of Prague Jacksonville 7 pm Wednesday, December 17 Saint Paul New Bern 10:30 am Wednesday, December 17 Saint Paul New Bern *7 pm Friday, December 19 Mother of Mercy Washington 7 pm
*The 6pm Wednesday Mass will be celebrated on December 17 at 5:00pm in the Chapel
Parent/Child Meeting First Reconciliation
Grade 2 & Basic Religiion December 1
7:00pm … School
Our Confirmation Youth are selling Luminaries for our Live
Nativity. This is a beautiful way of remembering those who have touched our lives. .
Faith Formation classes resume on Sunday, December 7, 2014
K of C CHRISTMAS CARD SALE "Keep Christ in Christmas"
On sale after all Masses
KNIGHTS of COLUMBUS “Family Christmas Party”
Thursday, December 11, 2014 6:00pm at the Knights Hall Adult Tickets: $5.00 each
Children under 10 free
For further information, please contact our
Family Director, Nick D’Alessandro at 637-3550
Families who would like to light the Advent Wreath at
Mass, please contact DeLesa.
The next Parish Advisory Council (PAC) meeting is scheduled for December 3, 2014.
We invite your questions and comments.
Betty Barnett, 634-4110 Marcelene McLure, 633-2539 John Carrere, 670-7874 Richard Mora, 364-0416
Judith Denis, 760-475-4889 Gerald Stallings, 633-1096 Dan Doban, 724-331-3807 Cynthia White, 636-5751 Gladys Frankson, 637-1999 Ann Kirby, 919-995-2919 Calvin Floyd, 259-3612 Susan Howard, 636-1918
Hannah French, Chair 638-2195
AN ATTITUDE of GRATITUDE A Heartfelt, Thank You, to all of the parishioners who so generously gave of their time and baking talents to make holiday bread loaves to share with our Sick and Homebound for Thanksgiving. May you be blessed for your willingness to reach out and share.
The Home School Association thanks all the parishioners who supported their latest fund raiser. Father Upah pulled the winning ticket — Monsignor Lewis was the big winner. Congratulations Monsignor! A great night was had by all! A huge thank you from
the HAS, students and staff at St. Paul School to Steve Cella for his wonderful participation in the raffle! Thank you Steve.
Arthur J. Bennert Barbara J. Bennett Thomas Bischoff Joan Bottcher Edward Breza Herman Buhrig Marie Bystrak James C. Chapman James Conneely, Sr Carl Costantino Robert Conturo Nancy Lou Davis Jeanne Desmarais Waldemar Dzwonkowski Beverly Edelman Kathy Evans Mary S. Fennell Michael Fieschko Frances Fisher William J. Foster
Robert F. Greene Judie S. Hales Jeanne Jardcki Margaret A. Jennings Thomas H. Kanaly Elizabeth Khoury Cecilia S. Kibbe Hartwig Kuehne Raymond Lamanna Thomas G. Lithgow Charles R. MacNeal Maria Mazza Joseph A. McAleenan Alice M. McDonell Stephen McHale Nellie B. Messina Richard Meyer Nicholas J. Motto Raymond Munford Robert J. O'Connor Robert O'Donnell
Dominic O'Donnell Donald Penrod Grace P. Ragan Ronald H. Reed Elizabeth J. Riley Gilda C. Rivera Catherine Sadler Antoinette Salvati Maximilian H Spaar Sara E Taylor Lucille Thomas George H. Trunk Norah H. Tyler John Van Dyke William H Vaughan Dominica Vignapiano James Weber Joseph Zachwieja Frederick Zlomek Frederick M. Zlomek
All Souls Day 2014
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