THIS WEEK’S CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST Sunday, February 1, 2015 – 4th Sunday in Ordinary Time 5:30 pm Jeannine Blais 8:30 am Eleanor Milam 11:00 am For the People Monday 2/2 Feast of The Presentation of The Lord No Mass Tuesday 2/3 Weekday in Ordinary Time Joseph Simons Family Wednesday 2/4 Weekday in Ordinary Time Ian Matthews & Family Thursday 2/5 Memorial of St. Agatha, Virgin & Martyr Sam Chico Friday 2/6 Memorial of St. Paul Miki & Companions, Martyrs June DeBiase Cooley In the event of a Funeral Mass, Closing or Delay of School – there will be no daily Mass. Sunday, February 8, 2015 5:30 pm 8:30 am 11:00 am For the People Donna Faye Bodiford Tony & Barbara Audia THIS WEEK AT ST. MARY Sunday, February 1st 9:30am Religious Education 9:45am Parent Meeting – Peace Hall 11:00am Kidzone (ages 6 month to age 3) 6:00pm Youth Group 6:30pm RCIA Monday, February 2nd 6:30pm Social Committee meeting Wednesday, February 4th 6:30pm Reconciliation Sunday, February 8th 9:30am Religious Education 11:00am Kidzone (ages 6 month to age 3) 7:00pm - 8:30pm Diocesan Youth Ministry Night Next Weekend’s Ministry Schedule SATURDAY, February 7th, 5:30 p.m. Mass Lectors: Cathy Merovich & Wanda Fizer Eucharistic Ministers: John Cavalier, Pat Ford, Maria Garcia, Tanya Musick, Lovely Joseph, Jim & Pauline Parrish, Janice Price, Sandy Vanin, Judy Yednock Ushers: Vicki & Darrel Auch, Mary Lynn Cocco, Pius Joseph, Kristina & Isabella Rollo, Roger Swyck, Paul Yue Altar Servers: Christian Sedney – Cross Roxy Vasil & Vinitha Joseph– Servers SUNDAY, February 8th, 8:30 a.m. Mass Lectors: Scouts Eucharistic Ministers: Barbara Born, Mike Callen, Ida Chico, Helen, Michael, Demitria, Marty & Joann Derrico, Brian Donnelly, Lisa Ann Gresko, Stephanie Simpson Ushers: Chuck Donnelly, Cindy Miranov, Doug & Marie Patchen, Katy & Karen Petros, Regis Rouamba, Tony Sotelo Altar Servers: Jack Hudson - Cross Kevin Donnelly & Luke Hudson – Servers Joseph & Thomas Yanchak - Candles SUNDAY, February 8th, 11:00 a.m. Mass Lectors: Dale & Jackie Stemple Eucharistic Ministers: Heather Brun, Joseph & Mona Feghali, Christopher Fletcher, Colin Frosch, Dody Kolanko, Matt Lacy, Alex Lugo, Debbie Payton, Kathy Switzer, and Stephen Zitney Ushers: Virginia Aultman-Moore, Barbara Fedikovich, Vince Kolanko, Phillip Koloff, John Sellaro, Scott Stupar, Alexis & Mark Switzer Altar Servers: Aimee Fletcher – Cross Charlie Kerzak & Ben Fletcher – Servers Michael Fletcher & Andrew Kerzak – Candles Michael Fletcher - Thurifer Our 8:30am Liturgy is live on the radio on 1300AM WCLG every Sunday. Friday, February 6th 3:00pm Reconciliation The Bread, Wine & Tabernacle Candle the week of February 1st are in memory of Samuel Chico, Jr. from Ida. Saturday, February 7th 9:00am -11:00am Baptism Prep St. Ursula Food Panty - Hygiene items needed: bar soap, toothbrushes, shampoo, etc. Baptism Prep Our next baptism preparation class is scheduled for Saturday, February 7th, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. If you desire to have your child (under age 7) baptized, register for the class by calling Kathy at 304-225-1163. Youth Ministry Night Sunday, February 8th, from 7:00 – 8:30pm. The Diocesan Office of Youth and Young Adults Ministry and the missionaries from the Bishop Hodges Pastoral Center will be offering a program entitled Collide: True God – True Man. The evening will be a fun, action-packed, faith-filled explosion of faith for students in the 7th – 12th grade. We also invite parents and other adults interested in helping with youth ministry to join us. The evening is FREE and is here in St. Mary Peace Hall. Elimination Dinner Saturday, February 14th at 6:30pm St. Mary Peace Hall The price is $65.00 per ticket which admits 2 for dinner, drinks and a chance to win $1200.00. Free babysitting will be available. We will be selling tickets after mass or at the office. Empty Bowls Annual Soup and Bread Luncheon to combat local hunger is Saturday, February 28th at Mylan Park from 11:00am to 2:30pm. 9th Tickets are $15 each, but children 10 and under eat for free. (Children eating for free do not receive a ceramic bowl.) Tickets are available for purchase at the Parish Office (Monday – Friday) 8am – 4pm. If you would like to volunteer by serving soup, helping in the kitchen, or baking 5 dozen cookies, etc., sign-up sheets are in the back of church. This Week’s Stewardship of Time and Talent In gratitude for God’s gifts of time and talent to us, we gratefully acknowledge and salute: Those who helped with the Bulk Mailing. Giving Summary Last Sunday’s Offering Church in Latin America Building Fund $9,741.00 $602.00 $460.00 Message of the Week Mark 1:21-28 “The people were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes.” Jesus was doing something different. His teaching was new, fresh, surprising. And just in case those who heard him doubted his legitimacy, Jesus proved his authority by more than words; he cast out evil spirits. When the people witnessed Jesus commanding “even the unclean spirits” and saw that these spirits obeyed him, they were “amazed” at this “new teaching with authority.” What our Jewish ancestors experienced is recorded for us to bolster our own faith. Although we were not there to see these events unfold, if we meditate on the reality of today’s Gospel story we will also be astonished and amazed. Jesus is more than a teacher. He is more than a kind man with an attractive philosophy. Jesus has power over the spiritual world! His authority over us is real. And he exercises this authentic authority for our own good. He has the power to do away with evil and to set us free, both through his teachings—passed on to us in the Bible and in the Church—and through his action in our lives. We only need to follow his lead. Questions of the Week Mark 1:21-28: Why do you think Mark records an exorcism as Jesus’ first miracle? Deuteronomy 18:15-20: Why do you think Moses’ prophecy ends with such a dire warning? 1 Corinthians 7:32-35: How does your faith life assist you in being “free of anxieties”? Our parish is participating in Living the Eucharist. This Lenten spiritual program provides us with opportunities to grow in our faith through learning more about the Eucharist, participating more actively in Sunday Mass, and Living the Eucharist each day as a disciple of Jesus. This weekend and next are our Sign-Up Sundays. We will share with you more about this spiritual renewal program and you will have the opportunity to sign up for a small group. The small groups meet six times during Lent. Sign up and make this Lent an enriching spiritual experience! Financial Statements have been mailed to all St. Mary registered members. If you did not receive one or you have any questions please call the parish office. 304.599.3747 Confirmation will be celebrated on Tuesday, April 28th with Bishop Bransfield. Any adult who would like to be confirmed please contact Sister Rachel at 304.685.7733 or [email protected] for information. Social Committee Meeting - MONDAY evening (Feb. 2) at 6:30 p.m. in the Library Lounge at St. Mary. Our agenda will include, but not limited to, the results of the 12 Days of Christmas ticket, the Elimination Dinner (Feb. 14), the parish Mardi Gras (Feb. 17), six pierogi dinners beginning Feb. 25 and other upcoming events. New members always welcome! Food Service Cards – Please be advised, Food Service Worker cards are required for all those preparing and/or serving food at St. Mary functions. Classes are offered at Monongalia County Health Department 2nd Tuesday of the month. Call 304.598.6702 for more information. Our Lenten Pierogi Dinners at St. Mary Church will be 25 February through 1 April. Keep an eye out next weekend for the ‘pierogi tree’ festooned with paper eggs, which have suggested items to donate. Thank You from Mingo County - Thank you all for your incredibly generous response to the WVU Newman Center's shoe and winter coat drive for Christian Help of Mingo County. I was touched to see not only an incredible amount of donated items, but also many new and high quality items that were never even used. The parishioners of St. Mary's definitely go above and beyond the call of duty! I took some of the donations to Kermit myself, some I sent, and a few I ended up giving to Christian Help of Morgantown, where it will also go to good use. Once again, thank you so much for your incredibly generous response, God bless you all! – Adam Rossi Latin Mass - The next Latin Mass will be at St. Patrick Church, 210 Center Ave, Weston, WV on Sunday, February 8th, 2015 at 6:00p.m. Our celebrant will be Fr. George Manjadi. As the Extraordinary Form Mass follows the 1962 Missal and the 1960 liturgical calendar in effect at that time, the Mass on February 8th will be Sexagesima Sunday. Care of the Sick, Homebound, Hospitalized or those in Nursing Homes – When a parishioner is confined at home or in a hospital or nursing home, please get in touch with Sr. Rachel at 304-685-7733. She will be happy to make arrangements to bring Holy Communion. If the Sacrament of the Sick (Anointing) is needed, contact Fr. DiBacco at 304-599-3747.
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