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  • SAINT PAUL ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

    3005 Country Club Road New Bern, NC 28562

    www.spccnb.org (252) 638-1984

    Office: M-F 8:30-4:00pm

    Saint Paul Catholic School (252) 633-0100

    Saint Peter the Fisherman Mission Parish in Oriental

    (252) 249-3687

    MASS SCHEDULE

    Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5:00 pm Sunday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 am, 11:00 am 1:00 pm (Misa en Español) Monday, Tuesday, Thursday . . . . . . 8:00 am Wednesday . . . . . . . . . . . .9:00 am, 6:00 pm Friday . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 am at Old St Paul First Saturday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 am

    Holy Days of Obligation per announcements

    PASTORAL STAFF

    Father Thomas Tully, Pastor

    Father Robert Schmid, Parochial Vicar

    Deacon Mike Mahoney, ObISB, Parish Deacon

    Deacon Rick Fisher, Parish Deacon

    Deacon Jim Hackett, Parish Deacon Sister Monique Dissen, IHM, Pastoral Associate

    Deacon David Kierski, School Administrator

    Have you made sure that you are free to be here? The main parts of the Mission

    are evenings 6:30 to 8:00 Sunday the 27th thru Wednesday. You may have to reschedule something to be able to go.

    Have you prayed for God’s blessing on our Mission? Say an Our

    Father right now that everyone of its phrases would become literally true January 27-31 at Saint Paul, New Bern.

    Have you begged God to reclaim una ached, or scandalized, or apathe c Catholics to be intrigued by Grace, to be renewed, to

    be healed, to be welcomed HOME at our Parish Mission?

    Have you sought inspira on from God about which family member, or neighbor, or co-worker or friend YOU are going to

    invite to the Mission? Even if only one night?

    The secret of sharing the Gospel is to care, to love! Ask!

    TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY

    Saint Paul

  • WORD OF THE LORD

    TODAY’S READINGS

    First Reading — Isaiah speaks of the Servant whom the Lord upholds; he shall bring forth jus ce to the na ons (Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7) Psalm — The Lord will bless his people with peace (Psalm 29) Second Reading — Jesus was anointed by God with the Holy Spirit; he went out healing and doing good (Acts 10:34-38) Gospel — A voice comes from heaven proclaiming Jesus as the beloved Son, with whom God is well pleased (Luke 3:15-16, 21-22).

    SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES

    Sunday: The Bap sm of the Lord Monday: First Week in Ordinary Time begins Thursday: St. Anthony Friday: Week of Prayer for Chris an Unity begins Saturday: Julian Calendar Theophany (Epiphany); Blessed Virgin Mary

    READINGS FOR THE WEEK

    Monday: Heb 1:1-6; Ps 97:1-9; Mk 1:14-20 Tuesday: Heb 2:5-12; Ps 8:2-9; Mk 1:21-28 Wednesday: Heb 2:14-18; Ps 105:1-9; Mk 1:29-39 Thursday: Heb 3:7-14; Ps 95:6-11; Mk 1:40-45 Friday: Heb 4:1-11; Ps 78:3-8; Mk 2:1-12 Saturday: Heb 4:12-16; Ps 19:8-15; Mk 2:13-17

    CALLED TO SERVE

    For many weeks now, we have been celebra ng the appearance of the divine presence in human form. As a child, he came to Mary and Joseph, was seen by the shepherds, and then by some wandering magi from the East. Today we celebrate another showing, later in

    me, to a group gathered at the Jordan River.

    John hesitated to bap ze Jesus, whom he recognized as “one migh er than I.” But he did as Jesus asked, and the “Holy Spirit descended” and heaven’s voice spoke to Jesus, “You are my beloved Son.” Jesus was beginning his public life of teaching and service. Soon he would start calling others to join him.

    Peter was one of the first to be called by Jesus. In today’s second reading, he announces the heart of the message, “peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all.” Peter was called, and you and I are called to spread that message and to serve God’s word.

    Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.

    At least once a year, Chris ans are reminded of Jesus’ prayer for his

    disciples that “they may be one so that the world

    may believe” (see John 17.21).

    Hearts are touched and Chris ans come together

    to pray for their unity.

    The event that touches off this special experience is the Week of Prayer for

    Chris an Unity.

    Tradi onally the week of prayer is celebrated between 18-25 January, between the feasts of St Peter and St Paul. In the southern hemisphere, where January is a

    vaca on me, churches o en find other days to celebrate it, for example around Pentecost, which is

    also a symbolic date for unity.

    The theme for the week of prayer in 2019, "Jus ce, and only jus ce, you shall pursue ..." is inspired by

    Deuteronomy 16:18-20.

    The resources for the week have been prepared by members of different churches in Indonesia. See

    h ps://www.oikoumene.org/en/press-centre/events/ week-of-prayer-for-chris an-unity

    Father Tully and Father Schmid (and our Deacons) would like to spiritually support those who have returned or are returning to their homes a er flooding from Hurricane Florence. If you are now in a new home or returning to a reconstructed home, we would like to visit for prayer and a house blessing. Call the Parish Office (252-638-1984) to let us know and to invite us over. We will not impose – no social me or any food is a part of this – and certainly no “dona on” or other gi will be accepted! This is part of a healing ministry to recover from all that you have suffered. It would be our honor to surround you in your home with prayers for safety and blessing. It is a great way to mark a return to some measure of normalcy. Please ask.

    WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY

    Justice, Only Justice, You Shall Pursue

    HOME BLESSING FOR HURRICANE FLOOD VICTIMS

  • THIS WEEK’S ACTIVITIES

    JANUARY 2019 ACTIVITIES

    The complete Parish Calendar, as well as past issues of the bulle n, are

    always available for viewing at our website: spccnb.org

    MLK Day

    To celebrate Dr. Mar n Luther King, Jr. Day,

    the AAMEN Ministry will be serving coffee and donuts

    in the Atrium a er the 8AM and 11AM Masses on Sunday,

    January 20th. See you there!

    1/20 12:30PM CDA Family Bunco party - Gym 1/21 PARISH OFFICE & SCHOOL CLOSED 1/22 10:00am Sr Monique Grieving Group - SJC 1/23 6:45PM Liturgy Commi ee Mtg–Conf Rm 1/26 5:00PM Spanish Bap sm Class–Conf. Room 1/27 9:30AM AAMEN Group Mee ng – FLC3 PARISH MISSION BEGINS 1/28 CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK 1/29 10:00AM Sr Monique Grieving Group - SJC

    Sunday 1/13 8:00AM Mass +William Smolinski 9:00AM Olive Branch Open ll 1PM 9:15AM RCIA – FLC2 9:30AM Faith Forma on - School 9:30AM Chancel Choir Prac ce 10:30AM Chaplet of Divine Mercy - SJC 10:30AM Mass in Oriental 11:00AM Mass +Anthony Pane 12:00PM Fa ma Rosary - SJC 1:00PM Mass Saint Paul Parish Family 6:00PM Confirma on Class - School Library Monday 1/14 8:00AM Mass - SJC +Angela O’Sullivan 11:00AM Shanghai Card Games – FLC3 Tuesday 1/15 8:00AM Mass - SJC +William “Jake” Harsen 10:00AM Sister Monique Grieving Group - SJC 10:30AM Mass at Grantsbrook Nursing Home 12:00PM One in the Spirit Prayer Group - SJC 1:00PM Prayer Shawl Ministry – FLC3 7:00PM Twin Rivers Volleyball - Gym Wednesday 1/16 9:00AM Olive Branch Open ll Noon 9:00AM Mass – Church +Bill Cheeseman 3:00PM JCDA Mee ng – FLC3 5:00PM Medjugorje Prayer Group – Church 6:00PM Mass +Jeanne e Gregor 7:00PM Hispanic Choir Prac ce – Church 7:00PM SPRAA Men’s Open Gym Basketball Thursday 1/17 8:00AM Mass – SJC +Mr. & Mrs. Thad Hart 8:35AM Adora on – SJC 10:45AM Reconcilia on 11:45AM Benedic on – SJC 12:00PM January 27th Bulle n Items Due 7:00PM Twin Rivers Volleyball - Gym 7:30PM Folk Choir Prac ce - Church Friday 1/18 8:00AM Mass – OSP +Edward Vidumansky 4:30PM Pray Freedom for Cap ves Gp– Conf Rm Saturday 1/19 3:30PM Reconcilia on 5:00PM Mass +Kenneth Wyman

    Our "Winter" Grieving Group begins January 15th to February 19th (6 sessions - Tuesday's) in

    the St. Joseph Chapel (10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.).

    For anyone seeking Individual sessions, we can make that possible. To register, call Irene Swanteson

    (Third Order Dominican) 252-638-9306. Facilitator: Sister Monique Dissen, IHM.

    We are praying for you.

    KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS YARD SALE

    Knights of Columbus Hall 1125 Pine Tree Drive

    Thursday, January 31st Friday, February 1st

    8am - Noon Saturday, February 2nd

    KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BLOOD DRIVE

    The Knights of Columbus sponsors a two day Red Cross Blood Drive every two months with the first

    one for 2019 being held on Thursday, Jan. 17th, from 12 no

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