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
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
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
WORD OF THE LORD
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.
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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
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
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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