SAINT PIUS V Cannon Falls SAINT JOSEPH Miesville SAINT MARY New Trier SAINT MATHIAS Hampton
SAINT JOHN BAPTIST Vermillion 4TH SUNDAY OF EASTER MAY 11, 2014
This year the annual celebration of Mother's Day occurs on the Fourth Sunday of Easter. What a wonderful day to celebrate those women in our lives who cooperated with God to create new life and those in our lives who have nurtured our lives with love and compassion. Yes, we believe that when we are open to children we have cooperated with God in creation. In addition, those women who have said yes should be recognized. The “Book of Blessings” has a profound blessing of mothers that recognizes that all blessings come from God.
The most recognized date for the first Mother's Day in our country was in 1908. It was created by Anna Jaris. She worked tirelessly to make this day a national day in the United States. She even incorporated herself as "Mother's Day International Association" and worked for the rest of her life against the commercialism that had taken over her commemorative day. There are many instances of marking certain days for mothers in world history. However, for us it has deeper meaning because it falls during the Marian month of May. We hold our earthly mothers in high esteem and hold our heavenly mother, the Virgin Mary, in high esteem also.
This Mother's Day take some real time and thank your Mom with more than just a box of candy.
CHURCH DIRECTORY 2
CHURCH OF ST. PIUS V 410 Colvill St. W. • P.O. Box 367
Cannon Falls, MN 55009 507-263-2578
Emergency # 651-229-5189
Parish Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Office closed for lunch 11:30 am-12:30 pm.
Fax: 507-263-8005 E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.stpiusvcf.org Pastor: Father Fernando Ortega Retired: Fr. Leonard Siebenaler
Masses Saturday 4:00 pm Sunday 8:30 am
Weekdays Tuesday & Friday 8 am
Confessions Saturday 3:00-3:30 pm Adoration: Friday ~ 8:30 am - 8 pm
Deacon Kevin Downie [email protected]
CHURCH OF SAINT JOSEPH
23955 Nicolai Ave. E. Hastings, MN 55033
651-437-3526 Emergency # 651-229-5189
Parish Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am-12:30 pm Fax: 651-437-3506 E-mail: [email protected] Website: www.stjosephmiesville.com Pastor Father Fernando Ortega Retired: Fr. Leonard Siebenaler
Masses Saturday 6:00 pm Sunday 8:00 am (Latin) 10:30 am
Weekdays Wednesday 5:00 pm Thursday 8:30 am
Confessions Saturday 5:30-5:45 pm Adoration: Thursday ~ 9 am-7 pm
CHURCH OF SAINT MARY 8433 239th St. E.
Hampton, MN 55031 651-437-5546 Emergency # 651-629-0809
Masses Sunday 8:00 am
Weekdays M & F -7:30 am
Confessions Saturday 9:00-9:30 am
Adoration: Monday 8 am - 5 pm
CHURCH OF SAINT
MATHIAS 23315 Northfield Blvd. Hampton, MN 55031
651-437-9030 Emergency # 651-629-0809
Masses Sat 5:00 pm Sunday 11:00 am
Weekdays T & F 8:30 am
Confessions Saturday 4:00-4:30 pm
Adoration: Tuesday ~ 9 am - 8 pm
CHURCH OF SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST 106 W. Main St.
Vermillion, MN 55085 651-437-9030 Emergency # 651-629-0809
Masses Sunday 9:30 am
Weekdays T 6:30 pm & W 9 am W 8 am (non-school days)
Confessions Tuesday 6:00-6:30 pm
School: 437-2644 Principal: Sr. Tresa Margret
FROM FATHER STAN 3 Happy Mother’s Day to all those to whom that applies – mothers, grandmothers, adoptive mothers, expectant mothers, etc. Thank you for this vocation that takes so much love! As I have told others, I have a friend who, when sending congratulatory notes to new parents, tells them “[this child] will be the highlight of your life. This child will teach you how to love like you have never been taught before. That is her gift to you.” It may be very, very hard work, and they will squeeze that love out of you. A recent book, with the title, “Parenting: all joy, no fun” might describe it. I would think it would be the crowning achievement of one’s life, to raise a responsible person to give back to the world and to God.
Congratulations to the 20 Confirmation students from our three parishes who will be confirmed at the Cathedral on Tuesday. Confirmation is the once-in-a-lifetime Sacrament that completes the Baptismal grace, and binds people more closely to the Church with a special strength of the fullness of the Holy Spirit. While it is usually administered after the age of reason, it is not simple a graduation to adulthood in the church. It is primarily about the Holy Spirit and binding one to the Church. Anyone in immediate danger of death should be confirmed if they had not been before, regardless of age. Many of the people reading this were confirmed at age 9, 10 or 11 – so it isn’t about being an adult. There are two essential signs in the ceremony: the laying on of hands by the bishop, and using chrism oil to anoint the candidate, tracing over that same cross that was made on the forehead at one’s baptism. Confirmation is closely connected to baptism, and candidates also renew their baptismal vows at the same time. Please note it is spelled conFIRMation, not conFORMation. It is about confirming one’s baptism and making one firm in the faith, not about conforming to society or anything else.
The All Saints Music Festival time is here! Friday, May 16, gates opening at 6:00, music starting at 6:30. The weather is looking warmer, and we hope it is a clear night. Shake off this winter and enjoy being outdoors! Come to the event, and encourage others, even, or especially, those who are not much of churchgoers to attend it. It might give them a reason to check us out for other things, too. It will feature mostly ‘80s rock and roll, and the headliner band, Hairball, is known to put on a fun show with pyrotechnics. $20 pre-sale, $25 at the gate.
It will appeal more to the under 50 crowd (yes, the ‘80s were 30 years ago), but a group of people can be fun for everyone. For tickets and volunteer opportunities (2-hour shifts) see the community page for more information, or sign on to www.allsaintsmusicfestival, click on “more” and you will get to volunteer sign ups. Food and beverages available at the festival – nothing brought in, please.
The GROW groups met in Farmington last Saturday to put together the pastoral plan for the next few years. Some groups will meet again to touch up the 2nd and 3rd year plan. Many ideas came forward, some of them far reaching, some very easy to implement almost immediately. We will lay these out for every parish in the next month. I want to thank the GROW committees – each parish group had six meetings between February 25th and May 3rd. Many ideas were discussed, distilled and formulated into cohesive plans. It will give us a good start for the next few years.
We have a young family in Hampton that can use some help. Justin and Jackie Trevis have two girls, Serenity and Kaylee, ages 5 and 3, who both have significant medical issues, including a very rare disease called CDG type 1a. (Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation. Among their symptoms are failure to thrive, developmental delay, and cerebellar hypoplasia, which can include brain shrinkage. They are trying to raise money to attend a conference on this in San Antonio Texas, and to see a doctor there that has identified this condition. They hope to raise about $2,500, and are putting on a spaghetti dinner and silent auction at the Rosemount VFW, 2625 120th St. West, in Rosemount. This is Saturday, May 17 from 3:00-8:00, serving food from 4:00-7:00. For tickets or information, please contact Jackie at 952-217-7000 or see their website, http://teamserenitykaylee.webstarts.com They are also requesting some crockpots to use at the event – they will return them, of course. The family lives in the building just north of the Black Stallion. I have been visiting this family for about 18 months, and know them to be very hard working and informed people, struggling against a series of medical issues, including their eyes, Serenity’s heart, and other issues. Some of you will remember former member JoAnne Blakesly, who is Kaylee and Serenity’s great-grandmother. She was here recently to assist them as well.
Find us on the web at www.stpiusvcf.org and connect with Faith Formation and
Youth Ministry on Facebook at St. Pius V Faith Formation & Youth Ministry.
The staff at St. Pius V would like to thank all of our volunteers who have dedicated so much of their time this school year to helping with Faith Formation and Youth Ministry Activities: catechists, kitchen helpers, classroom helpers, chaperones and many more. We could not do this without each and every one of you.
We are still accepting Easter flower/altar decoration memorials for the next few weeks to help defray the cost of the Easter flowers. Memorial donations are $15. Forms are in church entrances.
The last Liturgy of the Word for Children is Sunday, May 25th. It will resume in the fall. For those of you who would like to join this ministry, please call Debbie Bauer at 507-263-4680. Leaders must have the Essential 3: Background Check, VIRTUS and Code of Conduct. A VIRTUS session is set for Tuesday, June 10, 6:30-9:00 pm at St. Pius V. See Community page for more info!
Don’t forget the All Saints Music Fest this Friday, May 16 at the Little Log House Pioneer Village south of Hastings. The evening begins at 6:00pm. Tickets are at www.allsaintsmusicfestival.com. Event organizers are asking for more volunteers to help make the evening a success. Check out their website for more information.
Elementary parents-be watching your mailbox for Vacation Bible School Registration forms. Vacation Bible School is June 23-26, Monday-Thursday, 5:30-8 pm. The theme is “Weird Animals, Where Jesus’ love is One-of-a-Kind”. VBS is for children entering preschool-grade 5 in the fall. There is no registration fee and dinner is included. Volunteers will be needed to help with food and activities. Please contact Debbie Bauer at 507-263-4680 or email to [email protected] if you would like to volunteer.
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& COMMUNITY CALENDAR Saturday, May 10 3:00 pm Confessions 4:00 pm Mass for Jack Doyle† Mother’s Day Carnations for sale before Mass Sunday, May 11 Mother’s Day 8:30 am Mass for St. Pius V Parish Family Mother’s Day Carnations for sale before Mass Grade 10 Confirmation Sending Mass Grade 2 Crowning of Mary Monday, May 12 Tuesday, May 13 8:00 am Mass for William Whipple† Church cleaning after Mass Wednesday, May 14 Thursday, May 15 Camp Victory Lock-in registrations due to be eligible for $30 fee Friday, May 16 8:00 am Mass for Tom Falk 8:30 am—8:00 pm Eucharistic Adoration 6:00 pm All Saints Music Festival Saturday, May 17 3:00 pm Confessions 4:00 pm Mass for Donald Ludwig† Sunday, May 18 8:30 am Mass for St. Pius V Parish Family 2:00 pm Grade 10 Confirmation at the Cathedral of St. Paul
Pre Baptism Formation classes will be held at St. Pius V the 3rd Tuesday of each month for both St. Pius V and
St. Joseph. Please contact the parish office - [email protected]
if you want to schedule the class.
May 3/4, 2014 Envelopes & Plate ........................ .$5,809.01 Gift Shop .............................................. $133.55 Blessed Virgin Mary Grotto ...........$200.00 Cemetery ............................................... $36.00 Total ............................ $6,178.56
Weekly budget ............................... $7,965.46
PARISH STAFF Pastor: Fr. Fernando Ortega 507-263-2578 [email protected] Business Administrator: Mickey Kimmes 507-263-2578 [email protected] Parish Office: 507-263-2578 Parish Secretary: [email protected] Pre-Grade 10 Faith Formation Coordinator: Debbie Bauer 507-263-4680 [email protected] Associate for Youth Ministry: Cindy Meyers 507-263-4800 [email protected] Admin Assist/Webmaster: Linda Rogers 507-263-4800 [email protected] Music Director: Sue Franke-Clark Building & Maintenance: Shawn Carpenter 507-263-2578 Prayer Network: Rosemary Pirrung 507-263-5321
Church cleaning is this Tuesday, May 13 following the 8:00 am Mass.
St. Pius V Grade 2 students First Holy Communion
Sunday, May 4th. (Left to Right) Front Row: Emma Maki, Madison Burr,
Piper O’Gorman, Kalie Campbell-Moline;
Middle Row: Daniel Sullivan, Karter Otto, Tyler McGuire,
Samuel Shepersky; Back Row:
Dcn Kevin Downie, Fr. Fernando Ortega,
Bake Sale next weekend
All funds go towards MS. The best bakers in the area have
volunteered to bake some delicious baked goods.
May 17, 2014 Chad Hoeschen & Brittney Smith
May 30, 2014 Philip Simones & Ashley Klimek
May 31, 2014 Joseph Michal & Catherine Casey
Youth Ministry May
15 - Lock In (June 20) Discount Deadline,4 days left to save $10 28 - Take N Bake pizza orders due 31—Take N Bake Pizza Pick up 31- Summer Stretch sign up deadline
June 6-7 - Youth Ministry Garage sale (we are collecting items now)
St Joseph youth only: If you are reading this and planning on going to the Lock In or partaking in Summer Stretch contact Norma Berens at [email protected] for your chance of going free to Lock In or $30 off Summer Stretch- The offer is only good till May 17. It pays to read the details!
Vacation Bible School registration begins this weekend, please see display in the parish hall.
A very special thank you to all who helped with our Children’s Liturgy of the Word program this year: Coordinator: Rita Molitor Catechist: Cheryl Wiederholt Teacher aides: Mia Molitor, Ella Thorkelson, Teresa Vieths, Rachel Weber
Children’s Liturgy of the Word will continue throughout the summer, any youth or adults who would like to help please contact Cathy Roche.
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LITURGICAL SCHEDULE Saturday, May 17 6:00 pm Lector Judy Foley Eucharistic Ministers Rita Molitor, Al Niebur & Mike Otto Ushers Gene Stoffel Family Servers Ellie & Jacob
Sunday, May 18 8:00 am Ushers Mark Lokowich, Rob Bestgen
Sunday, May 18 10:30 am Lector Julie Fox Eucharistic Ministers Linda Daley, Lisa Peine & Dan Rohr Ushers Jerry Reinardy Family Servers Joey Roche & Caleb White
ST. JOSEPH PARISH CALENDAR
Sunday, May 11 Mother’s Day 8:00 am Extraordinary Form of the Mass 10:30 am Mass for Betty Fox† Monday, May 12 Tuesday, May 13 Wednesday, May 14 5:00 pm Mass for Jack Ruhr† Thursday, May 15 8:30 am Mass for Pat Caneff† 9:00 am—6:00 pm Eucharistic Adoration Friday, May 16 6:00 pm All Saints Music Festival Saturday, May 17 1:00 pm Wedding Ceremony of Chad Hoeschen & Brittney Smith 5:30 –5:45 pm Reconciliation 6:00 pm Mass for Marie Lorenz† MS Bake Sale after Mass Sunday, May 18 8:00 am Extraordinary Form of the Mass for Fr. Altier 10:30 am Mass for Sylvia Illa† MS Bake Sale after Mass 2:00 pm Confirmation at Cathedral
COLLECTION May 4, 2014
Envelopes & Plate .......................... $3,567.37 Electronic Contributions ................ $800.00 Building Fund Electronic .................. $65.00
Weekly Collection budget........... $4,327.00
Thank you very much!
PARISH STAFF Pastor: Fr. Fernando Ortega ext. 11 [email protected] Business Administrator: Patti Brown 437-3526, ext. 10 [email protected] Faith Formation Director: Cathy Roche ext. 24 [email protected] Associate Youth Minister: Norma Berens ext. 16 [email protected] Music Director: Heidi Mace [email protected] Buildings Maintenance: Nick Ries Custodian: Mike Otto Grounds Maintenance: Steve Susag Cemeterian: Rebecca Susag
First Communion April 27, 2014
(alphabetically) Garret Fischbach,
Ava Hoffman, Colten King,
Alexander Mace, Hailey Marthaler,
Gabriela McDowell, Andrew Stern, Elijah White Linda Kocur,
Josephine Jenson & Fr. Ortega
Music Festival on Friday Night! Little Log House! Gates open at 6:00. Be there for the first great party of the summer – it’s too big to be inside. We are in need of a few 10 X 10 foot tents for our music festival. We’ll have them back in time for your graduation party. Do you have one to share? Please call the office: 651-437-5546.
Congratulations to our Confirmation Candidates as they are confirmed on Tuesday night. We will be sending them forth at our Mass this weekend. A bus will be loading to go to the Cathedral at 5:30 in Vermillion, leaving at 5:45 sharp. All are welcome to join us.
We will be delaying Church Cleaning this year until the new heating system is installed. Announcement to follow but we expect sometime in August or September.
There’s a box in back of church for baby clothes. All poor areas are in need of baby clothes. The new or good used will be sent to several poor missions in the states.
Thanks for the combined effort of Saint John the Evangelist School in Little Canada and several generous parishioners, here at Saint Mary’s, we have forwarded 1710 toothbrushes and 617 tubes of toothpaste to Guatemala. God bless you for helping those less fortunate than we are.
June Midweek Women’s retreat. Some retreatants say spring is the best time of year at Franciscan Retreats and Spirituality Center. Come join us June 10 – 12 to see the flowers, enjoy the trails and explore your faith with our yearly theme; Peace be With You… All Will be Well. 4talks, opportunities for confession and spiritual direction and periods of free time for prayer, journaling and reflection. All meals are cooked on site by our Chef Judy.
June Silent Directed Retreat, June 21 – 27
In contrast to our preached retreats, our silent directed retreat pairs each retreatant with a spiritual director with whom the retreatant meets once a day, usually for 50-55 minutes. There will be opportunities for daily Mass, prayer services, and three short conferences on some aspect of Spirituality. The bulk of the retreatant’s time is free for personal prayer and reflection, as well as time to experience the early summer beauty of the Retreat Center grounds. Silence will be observed throughout the retreat from Saturday evening, after Night Prayer, until brunch on Friday. The retreat will begin with dinner at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday June 21 and conclude with brunch on Friday, June 27. Register by calling 952-447-2182 or online www.franciscanretreats.net
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PARISH CALENDAR Sunday, May 11 Mother’s Day 8:00 am Mass for Helen Gergen† Monday, May 12 7:30 am Mass for William King, Jr.† 8:00 am-5:00 pm Eucharistic Adoration Tuesday, May 13 7:00 pm Confirmation at the Cathedral Wednesday, May 14 Thursday, May 15 Friday, May 16 7:30 am Mass 6:00 pm All Saints Music Festival Saturday, May 17 9:00 am—9:30 am Reconciliation Sunday, May 18 8:00 am Mass for Norbert Stein†
LITURGICAL SCHEDULE Sunday, May 11 8:00 am Lector Gail Kimmes Eucharistic Ministers Karen Reinardy, Sue Schabert, Laurie Otte, Josephine Stertz Ushers Terry & Brenda McGrath, Joe Meyers Servers Grace & Dylan Reinardy, Kaycie Beissel Gift Bearers Mary Ellen Angell Rosary Leader Barney Ostertag
Sunday, May 18 8:00 am Lector Gail Kimmes Eucharistic Ministers Leon Gergen, Pat Ramel, Ray & Elaine Gergen Ushers Al Nauer, Herb Nivela, TJ Nordling Servers Nick & Sarah McGrath, Theresa Hofmeister
PARISH STAFF Parish Office: 651-437-5546 Email: [email protected] Business Administrator: Patti Brown Music Director: Alan Reinardy Cemeterian: Michelle Kimmes
COLLECTION May 4 ................................................. $1,571.25 Easter Sunday add’l .......................... $100.00 CCW Dues ............................................. $5.00 Home Mission Collection ................ $319.20 Rice Bowl add’l ...................................$139.00 Weekly budget .............................. $2,500.00 This week’s difference..................... -$828.75 Budgeted year to date................ $110,000.00 Collected year to date ................ $117,318.42 Over year to date .......................... +$7,318.42
Thank you very much!
Will be sold Sunday, May 11, 2014 Before & After Mass
Suggested donation of $6 each
MCCL Mission The mission of Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) is to secure protections for innocent human life from conception until natural death through effective education, legislation and political action.
Music Festival on Friday Night! Little Log House! Gates open at 6:00. Be there for the first great party of the summer – it’s too big to be inside. We are in need of a few 10 X 10 foot tents for our music festival. We’ll have them back in time for your graduation party. Do you have one to share? Please call the office.
Congratulations to our Confirmation Candidates as they are confirmed Tuesday night. We will be sending them forth at our Saturday evening Mass this weekend. A bus will be loading at 5:30 in Vermillion.
Happy Mother’s Day! The flowers on Mary’s altar this weekend are in honor of Our Blessed Mother and of all our mothers, living and deceased, in gratitude for their precious gift of life to each of us. These flowers are from proceeds of the pro-life corsage sale. Proceeds are used to support pro-life groups, for highway signs, pro-life pins and stickers for our youth. Thank you to all who supported this project and/or helped with flower assembly, ticket selling, and distribution. This is our 36th year for having this sale at Hampton.
There will be server practice for anyone who has completed 3rd grade and older Saturday, May 17 at 10:00 am. Please contact Sharon Endres 507-263-4571 if questions.
Thank you: The family of Marianne Nicolai would like to express their deepest appreciation to Fr. Stan for his visits and ministry and to everyone who gave us their condolences by words, cards, food, flowers or thoughts and prayers. We thank the funeral committee and choir for helping make our closure easier.
Children’s Liturgy: We are hoping to revive teaching our little ones, ages 3-6 the word of God during Mass. We need volunteers willing to help us. Doesn’t take much time. Call the parish office for information. We would like to start in June.
American Red Cross Blood Drive sponsored by St. Mathias will be held at the Randolph-Hampton Fire Station #2 Tuesday, May 27 from 2-7 pm. For an appointment call Diane at 651-437-3620 or Mary at 507-263-2305. If you’ve never donated blood before - please consider being a first time donor. It only takes about 1 hour. There is always a great need for blood. You would help save lives.
Cemetery Note: We would like to have the cemetery cleaned of any old winter items that may have been placed by a loved one’s site. Our church maintenance will be doing clean-up after that time. Thank you.
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PARISH STAFF Parish Office: 651-437-9030 Business Administrator: Rhonda Rother [email protected] Cemeterian: Rosie Giefer 651-437-9025 Church Basement: 651-480-0088
2014 St. Mathias First Communion Class
(alphabetically): Quentin Battles, Trace Carpenter,
Dominick DeJarlais, Grace Gerster, Ella Heiman,
Coltyn Otte, Jackson Schaffer, Travis Waltman
ST. MATHIAS PARISH CALENDAR
Sunday, May 11 Happy Mothers Day 11:00 am Mass for Tri-Parish Community Monday, May 12 Tuesday, May 13 8:30 am Mass for † John Mathews 9:00 am-7:00 pm Eucharistic Adoration 7:00 pm Confirmation at Cathedral Wednesday, May 14 Thursday, May 15 Friday, May 16 8:30 am Mass for † Bill & Tom Gergen 6:00 pm All Saints Music Festival Saturday, May 17 4:00 pm Sacrament of Reconciliation 5:00 pm Mass for †Clarence Rother Sunday, May 18 11:00 am Mass for Tri-Parish Community
LITURGICAL SCHEDULE Saturday, May 17 5:00 pm Reader Rosie Giefer Eucharistic Ministers Connie Frandrup, Julie Mogensen, Tom & Caye Kosir Ushers Greg Endres, Nick Niebur Servers Brock & Molly Mogensen Greeters Greg Endres Family Gift Bearers 2014 Confirmation Students
Sunday, May 18 11:00 am Reader Bill Nelson Eucharistic Ministers Bill Nelson, Kent & Renee Otte, 1 Volunteer Ushers Lee & Lanell Endres Servers Grant & Alec Otte Greeters Jerod Waltman Family
COLLECTION May 4, 2014
Envelopes & Plate ......................... $3,254.25 Weekly Budget ............................... $2,889.00 Budget Year to Date .................. $132,894.00 Collected Year to Date ............... $138,592.91 Overage to date ............................... $5,698.91
Thank you very much!
Hampton Cardinals Schedule Sunday, May 11 2 pm Hampton Sunday, May 18 2 pm Randolph
Music Festival on Friday Night! Little Log House! Gates open at 6:00. Be there for the first great party of the summer – it’s too big to be inside. Congratulations to our nine Confirmation Candidates as they are confirmed on Tuesday night. We will be sending them forth at our Mass this weekend.
How to Read the Bible Class resumes next Sunday at 6:30, in the chapel downstairs. Come even if you have missed one or all the other classes.
St. Anne’s Meeting Change: Due to Confirmation on May 13, the May St. Anne’s meeting has changed to Sunday, May 18 after 9:30 Mass. All women of the parish are invited to attend. Questions? contact Pres. Angie Petit 438-9969.
Church Cleaning: Families with last names beginning with I-K help clean the church the month of May. See list in janitorial closet for areas to clean.
Cemetery Cleanup: We will have a cemetery clean up day Saturday, May 17 to prepare the cemetery for Memorial Day.
Rosary Making Lesson: Learn to make rosaries to be given to the missions and military service people. Supplies are free (cords, beads & tool). There will be a class presented by Diane Naatz Tuesday, May 20 at 7 pm in the church basement at St. John. Please bring a pair of sharp scissors. All are welcome to attend.
Choir Practice: 6:45-7:45 pm, on May 12 & June 2. Meet in choir loft. No Mass or Confessions Tuesday night, as we will be celebrating Confirmation at the Cathedral. A bus will be going, loading at 5:30 and leaving at 5:45. All are welcome to join us.
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PARISH STAFF School Principal: Sr. Tresa Margret 651-437-2644 [email protected] Parish Office: 651-437-9030 [email protected] Business Administrator: Rhonda Rother Rel Ed Directors: Sr. Tresa Margret/Sr. Noel Music Director: Patty Aslesen [email protected] Cemeterian: Greg Ries & Rhonda Rother
Sr. Tresa Margret Principal PreK-Grade 6
Bingo Fun Day Results: The matching grant event was sponsored by Sts. Barbara & John Council of the Catholic United Financial with assistance from St. John Home & School Association. The net profit totaled $3,936.86 with all proceeds benefitting St. John education programs. Catholic United Financial will match up to $1,000. Thanks to everyone who helped make this a successful fundraiser for our parish.
Principal Update: As you know, Sr. Tresa is stepping down from her role as principal and will be taking on other duties in the parish. We have posted the principal position on the Archdiocesan website, with an application deadline of May 21. We have received several applications of experienced principals at this point, and awaiting others. Inter-views will begin later this month.
2013-14 CCD Perfect Attendance /Excellence in
Attendance (1-Day absent) recipients.
National Teacher Appreciation Week: May 5 – May 9, Great Teachers make Great Schools. We are grateful to our great teachers and staff for their dedication and commitment.
Spring Musical is set for Monday, May 19 in the church.
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH CALENDAR
Sunday, May 11 Happy Mother’s Day 9:30 am Mass for †Dolores Reuter Monday, May 12 3:45-5 pm Kingdom Kids 6-7:30 pm Youth Fellowship 6:45-7:45 pm Adult Choir Practice Tuesday, May 13 NO Mass or Confessions 7:00 pm Confirmation at Cathedral Wednesday, May 14 9:00 am Mass for †Lily & Bernard Wagner Thursday, May 15 Friday, May 16 6:00 pm All Saints Music Festival Saturday, May 17 Sunday, May 18 9:30 am Mass for Unborn Children 10:40 am St. Anne’s Meeting
LITURGICAL SCHEDULE Sunday, May 18 9:30 am Lector Renee Vought Eucharistic Ministers Kyle & Sharee Hanson, Diane Meyers, Sally Siebenaler, Mary Holien Ushers Kevin, Fred, KB & Eric Bauer Servers Alayna & Cade Kasel, Lukas Hanson Rosary Leader Linda Pohl Money Counters Tom & Linda Pohl, Dennis & Cookie Rother
COLLECTION May 4, 2014
Envelopes & Plate ......................... $4,663.64 Weekly Budget .............................. $3,706.00 Budget Year to Date .................. $193,064.00 Collected Year to Date ............. $223,956.78 Overage to date ............................. $30,892.78
Carnations are being given to all mothers after Mass today.
Thank you to the St. John/St,. Barbara Council of Catholic
United Financial for providing them for our parish.
OUR PARISH COMMUNITY 9 St. John the Baptist
May Devotion: 5th & 6th graders lead the weekly all-school rosary at St. John the Baptist Catholic School-Vermillion. The upper grades take turns each week during the month of May to guide students through a series of traditional prayers said on each Rosary bead to teach the story of Jesus' amazing life on earth. The key events in His life are summarized in five "mysteries".
Mary Crowning: Also this week, grades 5 & 6 will lead the rosary before Mass prior to the traditional Mary Crowning ceremony Sunday, May 11 at the 9:30 am Mass at St. John’s. The procession for this feast day which recognizes Mary as the Queen of Heaven and Earth will include parish first communicants in formal dress carrying flowers to be laid at the feet of Mary. The crowning takes place with a formal crown of flowers placed Mary's head by the children.
Youth Community Corner Brandy Wentzler (507) 429-6434
May 12- Kingdom Kids - 3:45 - 5 pm - youth Fellowship 6 - 7:30 pm
The next class of “How to Read the Bible” with Fr. Stan will be next Sunday, May 18 at 6:30 at St. John’s in Vermillion.
One Messy Wednesday in May - for all youth group members grades 5-12. Is changing to a Wednesday May 21 at 5:30 pm. This is the one time you get to play the messiest games possible! Cost is $5 - registrations will be available via email and hard copy. Moms and Dads can come, but wear a poncho.
Summer Stretch - SEAS is hosting a series of 6 youth activities this Summer for Gr 5 - 8 Peer leaders in Gr 9 - 12 are also needed. Registration forms are available - call or email Brandy. Parent meeting for participants will happen June 11.
The Camp Victory lock-in fee of $30 per youth expires on May 15. After May 15 the cost is $35 thru May 31, then the cost is $40. The lock-in is for youth entering grades 6-12 in the fall. Camp Victory is along the Zumbro River near Zumbro Falls, MN. The lock-in is 6 pm Friday, June 20-6 am Sunday, June 21. More details at St. Pius V in Cannon Falls.
Volunteer Opportunity at Regina Chapel
We are in need of volunteers to help bring our residents to Mass or the Communion service, sit with them during the service, and bring them back to the rooms after the service. The commitment would be an initial 2 hour orientation and then volunteering about once per week for about 1.5 - 2 hours. Our daily services are held at 9:15 am (time commitment: 8:45-10:15) and Sundays are at 10:00 am (time commitment: 9:30-11:15). If you are interested please contact Chaplain Mary Camber at 651-404-1379 or [email protected] Thank you for considering serving our residents here at Regina Senior Living where in the Benedictine tradition we “receive [all] like Christ.”
HOLD ONTO HOPE International speaker, Immaculee Ilibagiza, Rwandan genocide survivor, will present her miraculous story
and deep faith experience in Lake City, MN. Huddled in a 3x4 foot bathroom of a pastor's home with seven other women, Immaculee's faith in God grew deeper each day and constant prayer filled her heart with strength and spiritual courage. Just 20 years ago in 90 days time, more than a million people were killed and countless children were orphaned during this holocaust, including her family, neighbors, and friends Through the lessons she learned, her life purpose is to help transform lives and open hearts to God's love, finding peace withinthrough forgiveness and healing. All are welcome at Immaculee's inspirational presentation at 7 pm, Wednesday, June 18 at St. Mary of the Lake Church, 419 W. Lyon Ave. Tickets are $20 each. Tickets are limited so purchase yours now. Tickets and books available at St. Mary's church or go to www.stmaryslakecity.org or www.immaculee.com Questions? Contact Trish 651-253-4863 or Ruth at 651-345-4640.
A VIRTUS training session will be available Tuesday, June 10 at St. Pius V. The session will begin at 6:30 pm in the lower level. Any adult who works with or volunteers for activities that involve children or vulnerable adults is required by the Archdiocese to attend a training session. If you are planning on helping with VBS or the Camp Victory Lock-in and have not attended a VIRTUS session in the past, then register on-line at www.virtus.org and click on registration in the left column.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK MAY 12, 2014
Monday Acts 11:1-18/Jn 10:11-18 Tuesday Acts 11:19-26/Jn 10:22-30 Wednesday Acts 1:15-17, 20-26/Jn 15:9-17 Thursday Acts 13:13-25/Jn 13:16-20 Friday Acts 13:26-33/Jn 14:1-6 Saturday Acts 13:44-52/Jn 14:7-14 Sunday Acts 6:1-7/1 Pt 2:4-9/Jn 14:1-12
OUR PARISH COMMUNITY 10 PLEASE PRAY FOR Jennifer Geiger, Martin Kummer, Mary Anne Hennen-Kummer, Dorothy Stoffel, Sr. Bernelle Taube,
Jim Freeberg, Cheryl Gutierrez, Karen Banaszewski, Willard & Nellie Whipple family, Katie Gogola, Kristin Fox, Vi Schlichting
If you know someone that would appreciate prayers for their health and wellness, please call me at the office. -Patti St. Pius ~ Cannon Falls St. Joseph’s ~ Miesville
St. Mary’s ~ New Trier St. Mathias ~ Hampton St. John the Baptist ~ Vermillion
New Parishioners: Please contact the parish office to register. Sacrament of Marriage: Arrangements should be made at least six months in advance. Infant Baptism: Please contact the parish office near the time of birth or adoption to arrange for this special event and for pre-baptismal parental instruction. Hospital Patients: Please contact the parish office when you are admitted to a hospital.
Please submit bulletin announcements to your Parish Secretary by 10:00 am Tuesday.
Today, Good Shepherd Sunday, is also the World Day of
Prayer for Vocations. The Knights of Columbus are very active in the promotion of vocations to the priesthood, but also of all vocations. Here is a prayer from their website, www.kofc.org: Heavenly Father, bless Your Church with an abundance of holy and zealous priests, deacons, brothers and sisters. Give those You have called to the married state and those You have chosen to live as single persons in the world the special graces that their lives require. Form us all in the likeness of Your Son so that in Him, with Him and through Him we may love You more deeply and serve You more faithfully, always and everywhere. With Mary we ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Well, you are just in time to sign up for any of a number of great volunteer positions to help put on this ground breaking, Five Parish Event. We have positions still open yet, check out: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4DA4A92CABF49-allsaints - this will get you on your way to the SignupGenius website for Volunteer opportunities. Another way to get signed up: Melanie Reinardy at [email protected] or 437-5330.
Tickets for the All Saints Music Festival are available at participating parishes for $20 or Joyce Lorentz—507-263-2452 Joyce Nicolai—651-437-7297 Rita Feidt—507-263-2590 Jenny Kimmes—651-437-1700 Susie Lau—651-437-2595 This is the last weekend to purchase the All Saints Music Festival tickets for $20. They will be available at the price from parishioners and the offices until the gates open, but they are $25 at the gate. Get them now!
Walk for Life 2014 The Annual Walk for Life will take place on Saturday, May 17th at 9:00am. Regis-tration begins at 8:30am - no pre-registration is necessary. The two mile family friendly walk begins and ends at Riverside Park (north of downtown on 4th street/Hwy 20) in Cannon Falls. Call 507-263-8000 for a sponsor/walker form or email to [email protected] . It is not a requirement to have a sponsor if you walk, but by doing so you are helping Life