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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 Espaol) 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 Michael Schuetz, Parochial Vicar

Deacon Mike Mahoney, ObISB, Parish Deacon

Deacon Rick Fisher, Parish Deacon

Sister Monique Dissen, IHM, Pastoral Associate

Deacon David Kierski, School Administrator

November 19, 2017

GODS WORD FOR CHILDREN - GIVING THANKS

Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. Psalm 100

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Monday: 1 Mc 1:10-63; Ps 119:53-158; Lk 18:35-43 Tuesday: 2 Mc 6:18-31; Ps 3:2-7; Lk 19:1-10 Wednesday: 2 Mc 7:1, 20-31; Ps 17:1-15; Lk 19:11-28 Thursday: Sir 50:22-24; Ps 145:2-11; 1Cor 1:3-9; Lk 17:11-19 Friday: 1 Mc 4:36-59; 1 Chr 29:10-12; Lk 19:45-48 Saturday: 1 Mc 6:1-13; Ps 9:2-19; Lk 20:27-40

SHARING OUR GIFTS

Autumn is the season for harves ng and sharing the fruits of our labors. This weeks scriptures use images of the harvest, family life, pregnancy, and investment to describe the abundant harvest in the reign of God. We discover that sharing the gi s we have been given brings eternal rewards for everyone. In the Gospel parable, a master entrusts his possessions to three servants before going on a journey. Each is given some talents. What they do with those talents determines what the master will do with them when he returns. How about us? What are we doing with our talents? How will our Master treat us when he returns? Copyright J. S. Paluch Co., Inc.

Thirty-Third Sunday

in Ordinary Time

TODAYS READINGS

First Reading The woman who fears the L is to be praised (Proverbs 31:10-13, 19-20, 30-31). Psalm - Blessed are those who fear the Lord (Psalm 128). Second Reading Brothers and sisters, you are children of the light (1 Thessalonians 5:1-6). Gospel To all those who have, more will be given, and they will have an abundance (Ma hew 25:14-30).

Prayer of Pope Francis to Mary , Un er of Knots

Through your grace, your intercession, and your example, deliver us from all evil, Our Lady, and un e the knots that prevent

us from being united with God, so that we, free from sin and error, may find Him in all things, may

have our hearts placed in Him and may serve Him always in our

brothers and sisters.

MARY, UNTIER OF KNOTS, PRAY FOR US

Only one Black Friday offers eternal savings. Wednesday, November 22nd

6:00PM

THIS WEEKS ACTIVITIES MINISTRY UPDATES

Caring Outreach Is Here For You!

Have you had surgery and need a few meals brought to you? Do you have a

doctor's appointment and wish someone would drive you? Do you need

transporta on to church? Feeling lonely? We would like to visit you. Do you have a loved one who needs

company while you visit the doctor? Call Maggy Costandy for meal request 252-626-3462.

Call Mary Pickhaver for transporta on or visi ng request: 252-672-8550.

As part of our Thanksgiving, our parish will be offering the Christmas Boun ful Tree.

We have reached out to local grade school counselors in an effort to care

for all families in need. Each ornament will list one gi request, under $35. There will also be cash or gi

card ornaments for those who prefer to have us do the shopping. Gi s should be wrapped, with the ornament

a ached on the outside, for iden fica on purposes, and be returned to Saint Paul by November 26th.The

schools will then assist with distribu ng the gi s to the families which they nominated. We are very excited by this program, bringing blessings to the families, but also

to you who choose to par cipate! Thank you!

TREE BOUNTIFUL

Sunday 11/19 BOUNTIFUL TREES AT ALL EXITS 9:00AM Olive Branch Gi Store Open ll 1:00PM 8:00AM Mass +James Byrd 9:30AM RCIA FLC2 9:30AM Faith Forma on - School 9:30AM Chancel Choir Prac ce 10:30AM Chaplet of the Divine Mercy SJC 11:00AM Mass +Geraldine Kane 1:00PM Mass Saint Paul Parish Family 3:00PM Hispanic Prayer Group FLC3 6:00PM Confirma on Class FLC 7:00PM Annual Ecumenical Service Saint Peter

Monday 11/20 8:00AM Mass +Frank Kispert 11:00AM Hand and Foot Card Games FLC3

Tuesday 11/21 8:00AM Mass +George B. Clay 10:30AM Mass in Oriental 12:00PM One in the Spirit Prayer Group SJC 12:00PM December 10th Bulle n Items Due 1:00PM Prayer Shawl Ministry FLC3 7:00PM Twin Rivers Volleyball Prac ce - Gym

Wednesday 11/22 PARISH OFFICE CLOSED 9:00AM No 9:00 am Mass 9:00AM Olive Branch Gi Store - Closed 5:00PM Medjugorje Prayer Group SJC 6:00PM Mass With Gra tude to God 7:00PM Hispanic Choir Prac ce 7:00PM SPRAA Mens Open Gym Basketball

Thursday 11/23 HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Friday 11/24 PARISH OFFICE CLOSED

Saturday 11/25 Boun ful Tree Gi s due 11/26 3:30PM Reconcilia on Church 5:00PM Spanish Bap sm Class Conf Room 5:00PM Mass Saint Paul Parish Family

SAINT PAUL WOMEN'S JAIL MINISTRY

Our year has been busy with weekly visits to the many

ladies incarcerated at the Craven County Deten on Center. To date, we have mailed to

"ladies on the inside" 56 Bibles (as we are not allowed to hand deliver them) .

We also are con nuing the Pen Pal program, started by one of our volunteers last fall. We urgently need Pen

Pals for many of these ladies who are wai ng, and who will be at the facility for a long period of me.

Ladies of the parish, many of you are may be looking for a way to be more ac ve in our parish--this is an

excellent way to do so--without leaving the comfort of your own home. You can be a posi ve influence in the

life of another woman! All le ers are sent with the sender's informa on being anonymous and all le ers received back come through

the church office. If you are would like more informa on, or feel that God

is calling you to do this, please call Susan T. at 252-617-9865.

We ask for everyone's prayers for the ladies on the "inside" so that when they are released they will go

forward in a "good" direc on; and for us, the ministry volunteers, so that we will be able to "reach" as many

as possible with the good news of the Gospel.

WOMENS

Ministry Fair Volunteers Needed

Are you interested in helping out with the upcoming

ministry fair? Volunteers are needed to make phone calls, send e-mails, design and format printed material, stuff envelopes, coordinate/serve refreshments, and even do some heavy li ing (move chairs, set up tables, etc.). If you are able to

assist, please contact DeLesa in the parish office or Erin Johnson at [email protected] or (478) 973-4990.

TAG, YOURE IT!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

BOOK PROGRAM

Ma hew Kelly's book, Perfectly Yourself", has been ordered for

distribu on during Advent. As in past years, one book per family will be

available as a gi from the Parish. If you wish to purchase extra books, at price of $1.50 per book, contact Audrey Rolison at 671-4950. Payment will be due when the books are received.

Monetary dona ons are always needed and welcomed! Checks can be made out to Saint Paul Church, with an

indica on of Book Program in the memo area.

KEEPING CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS CHRISTMAS CARD SALE

The Knights of Columbus will be selling an assortment of beau ful Christmas

cards to support Keeping Christ in Christmas. Cards will be on sale in the

Atrium a er all masses this weekend and on November 25th and 26th and December 2nd and 3rd.

The Junior Catholic Daughters would like to thank everyone for their support

during the CDA Christmas Bou que. Because of your generosity, the girls

will be able to con nue Serve the Lord with Gladness by sharing the holidays

with their friends at Good Shepard Nursing Home. Special thanks to Sarah and Liz Kerner for all their hard work in planning the Juniors cra s and booth this year!

The Catholic Daughters wish to thank all the Saint Paul parishioners who supported

our recent Christmas Bou que. Without your help, the bou que would

not have been such a success. Congratula ons to the winners of the Bou que

Raffle: $500 cash prize - Marie Weiss, 1st Basket of Cheer - Cynthia White,

2nd Basket of Cheer - Minnie Rancatore, Dinner for two and a Show - Sandra Maddingly.

Enjoy!

SAINT PAUL SCHOOL NEWS Saint Paul School recently awarded Academic Honors to students for achievement during the first quarter of the school year. Students in grades three through eight received Academic Honors for Core Courses of Math, English--Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Religion. Criteria for the awards are as follows:

Scholars List: Achievement of a 93% average or above, with no grade lower than 93% (all As) in all subjects including specials, with consistent effort and sa sfactory conduct in all areas.

Honor Roll: Achievement of an 85% average, with no single grade below 85% (all As and Bs) in all subjects including special, with consistent effort and sa sfactory conduct in all areas.

In addi on, students in Pre-K3 through second grade were recognized for excellent work by being recognized as

Student of the Quarter.

Scholars List Grade 8: Lauren Pudwill Grade 5: Cara Edwards

Grade 3: Becky Grear

Congratula ons to these students for their excellent work during First Quarter and to all of

our students on the progress they have made.

The students are collec ng non-

perishable food for Religious Community Services un l

December 1st. Teachers will collect and put the food into

bins by the knight each day. Please help us with this corporal

work of mercy.

Success Begins at Saint Paul Catholic School!

Student of the Quarter

Grade 2 Carter Edwards Maddie Urban

Grade 1 Harmony Clemons Sawtha Tun

Kindergarten Ma hew Denis Nia McClain

PreK 4 Jacon Johnson Mai Anh Shields

PreK 3 David Doban Alaya Moultrie

Honor Roll

Grade 8 Coty Johnson Piper Li le Jaedyn Moore

Grade 7 Harrison Crim Emily Haber Maria Delaney Ava OBrien Nathan True

Grade 6 Hilliard Thompson Jaedyn Sforza

Grade 5 Victor Rivera Izy Gallman Josie Paige Thompson

Grade 4 Andrew Davis Paul Doban Ree Moe Logan Salvucci Fiona Somers Liam Somers

Grade 3 Charlo e Flowers Finley Fries Aiden James Jason Nguyen Claudio Rivera Abaroa Gabriella S res Robert Urban

Eucharis c Ministers at Mass New Minister Training:

Saturday, December 9th / 3:00 PM / Church

Readers at Mass - New Reader Training: Saturday, December 16th / 3:00 PM / Church

Contact: Mary Spano at [email protected] or (252) 633- 4768.

Dear Friends at Saint Paul: We have had our first mee ng to organize neighborhood Masses in some of the many different areas of our parish. During Lent, Father Schuetz and I are commi ed to bringing the parish together in a more community-centered and small group way. These Lenten Masses will allow parishioners a special Mass during Lent. We hope people will get to know each other a li le and for us to know more people, experience prayer close to our homes and help build community among neighbors when we are back at Main Campus on Country Club Road. We need help to organize and carry out these Lenten neighborhood Masses. The commi ee has five members but we feel that at least three more would really help. We would appreciate the aid, especially, of a real estate agent or two who knows our county's neighborhoods and their rela onships, possible sites for Mass and the community leaders. The Masses will be weekdays in the evening, but we are planning on one Mass earlier for those who don't drive a er dark. They can take place at any loca on that will help to bring a neighborhood or several related neighborhoods together. (Please note that we are not aiming at individual housing developments). If you have me between now and March 30th (the end of Lent) to help us organize and carry out these Masses, please let me know... [email protected]

November 19, 2017

An outline for the virtue of PRUDENCE: I promised to share ideas from my sermon last weekend so that those from the 5:00pm and 8:00am Masses would have a reminder. Those from the 11:00am and 1:00pm Masses can learn from this outline as well, though you didn't hear that sermon. The First Reading from Mass last weekend had this line: Wisdom is the perfec on of prudence. Surely wisdom is desirable and a lo y goal...so, how can we perfect prudence? The virtue of Prudence is one of the four cardinal virtues, meaning virtues on which all the other virtues depend. The four cardinal virtues are prudence, jus ce, temperance and courage. (There are three spiritual or theological virtues: faith, hope and charity). Prudence is the virtue concerned with the Prac cal Reason or the thinking necessary to take prac cal decisions, i.e., to DO something. Prudence helps us know when to act. It is o en called the queen of the virtues because a pruden al judgment puts all other virtues into prac ce. We must resist the modern tendency to use the word prudence in a way that means back away from a risk; this is a misuse of the reference to the virtue of prudence. There are four skills or necessary ac ons each person must use to contribute to a prudent decision. The first is foresight or the ability to look ahead and predict possible outcomes to a decision to act. The second is circumspec on which calls us to look around for alterna ves and see if there is a be er way to achieve our desired outcome. Next is wariness or cau on so that we iden fy where the dangers are that we may avoid them. The fourth is shrewdness or alacrity by which we come to a decision about what we are to do efficiently and without hesita on. Summarizing, prudence requires that we look ahead, look around, look down, decide and then go! There are two opposites to prudence that we must avoid: every virtue is defined as the mean between extremes (in medio stat virtus). For prudence, too li le makes us rash. Rashness is the opposite of prudence. We act before we really understand the need to act. Too much prudence makes us unable to act and we suffer paralysis. This is the burden of the perfec onist who gets li le done because nothing is ever perfect. Paralysis is also the opposite of prudence. Let's pray for more wisdom, and the prudence it takes to get there!

SACRAMENT SCHEDULE

No Reconcilia on on Thursday, November 23rd Reconcilia on on Saturday 3:30-4:30pm or by appointment Bap sm: First me parents must a end Bap smal Prepara on Classes. Registra on is mandatory. Contact the church office: 638-1984 First Communion/Confirma on: Please call 638-1984 Marriages: Contact Parish Office - 6 month advance no ce is required Anoin ng of the Sick: Contact the Office at 638-1984 Funerals: Call 638-4436 or e-mail [email protected]

WELCOME VISITORS & GUESTS! We are blessed by your presence here today.

For more informa on about our vibrant parish, contact the church office (252-638-1984) or visit our website: www.spccnb.org

Please introduce yourself a er Mass.

SAINT PAUL CATHOLIC CHURCH PARISH INFORMATION

PARISH STAFF DIRECTORY

PARISH OFFICE: 252-638-1984 NIGHT EMERGENCY: 252-638-4436

PASTORAL STAFF Father Thomas S Tully, Pastor: 638-1984 [email protected] Father Michael Schuetz, Parochial Vicar: 638-1984 [email protected] Deacon Rick Fisher: 229-1644 Deacon Mike Mahoney,ObISB: 571-1597 Sister Monique Dissen, IHM, Hospital: 675-0333

Admin Assistant, DeLesa Conway: 638-1984 [email protected] Bookkeeper, Donna Simon: 638-1984 [email protected]

Bulle n: bulle [email protected] Cemetery: Danny Gennantonio 637-2322 Director Opera ons: Deacon David Kierski 633-0100 [email protected] Faith Forma on: Joy Harsen 229-2394 Music Ministry: Megan Johnson 633-0100 [email protected] RCIA Coordinator: Marcelene McLure 633-2539

Catholic Chari es: 638-2188 Catholic Daughters: Belinda Swager 617-0849 Extraordinary Ministers of Eucharist: Mary Spano: 633-4768 Eucharis c Ministers (Home / Sick): Dennis Colbert: 638-1555 Finance Council: Bob Nenni: 635-6716 Knights Third Degree: Phil Nassef 229-9799 Knights Fourth Degree: David Rose 252-672-5226 Pastoral Council: [email protected] Religious Community Services: 633-2767 Rectory: 638-4436

Saint Paul School Administrator: Deacon Kierski: 633-0100

The Diocese of Raleigh is seeking qualified individuals to fill the posi ons of full- me staff parish auditor and

part- me contract parish auditor. Both roles require 30-40% travel throughout the Diocese of Raleigh.

For addi onal informa on please go to the Dioceses website at: www.dioceseofraleigh.org/employment.

OLIVE BRANCH STORE & LENDING LIBRARY Open Sun. 91 & Wed. 912 in the FLC

Come by and check out our great selec on of Advent items! We now carry Advent candles in vo ve size as well as our tradi onal tapers. There are two new styles of wreaths

this year. We also have calendars that can be used year a er year why not make a new Advent tradi on? Dont miss out, come by soon! Back In Stock: Keep Christ in Christmas Na vity Stable auto magnet, Meal me

Prayer Cube and Na vity Magnet Set. Dont forget your 2018 Missals! We will be closed on Wednesday, November 22. Please consider volunteering with us .. We need you! All proceeds benefit Saint Paul Catholic Church.

NEXT WEEKS SPECIAL COLLECTION The collec on for the CCHD addresses the root causes of poverty in America through promo on and support of

community controlled, self help organiza ons and transforma ve educa on. Grants are awarded by the subcommi ee of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development with the approval of local Bishops.

NEXT WEEKS EME / LECTOR SCHEDULE 11/25: 5PM - Team #2 11/26: 8AM - Team #3 / 11AM - Team #2

I hope this

doesnt turn into

a tradition!

Next Weekend

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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 Michael Schuetz, Parochial Vicar Deacon Mike Mahoney, ObISB, Parish Deacon Deacon Rick Fisher, Parish Deacon Sister Monique Dissen, IHM, Pastoral Associate Deacon David Kierski, School Administrator
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