Bulletin - Saint Raphael Catholic Church

Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
St. Raphael Catholic Parish
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
January 31st, February 1st,
P.O. Box 10508 Fairbanks, Alaska 99710
Physical Address: 1125 Old Steese Hwy N
[email protected]
Parish Office Schedule
Office Phone: 457-6603
Office Fax: 457-4461
Tuesdays: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesdays: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursdays: Closed
Fridays: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Saturdays: 4:00 pm—7:00 pm *
Sundays: 8:30 am - NOON *
* depends on scheduled events
Liturgy Schedule
Sundays & Tuesdays : 9:30am
Wednesdays & Saturdays: 5:30 pm
Wednesdays - Rosary: 6:00 pm
Finance Council
Anna Atchison
[email protected]
Jeff Gibson
Council Chair
[email protected]
Nancy Kelly
[email protected]
Mike Mathers
[email protected]
Lorna Shaw
[email protected]
David Szumigala
[email protected]
Parish Priest and Hospital Chaplain
Father Kasparaj Mallavarapu 457-6603
347-5438 (c)
[email protected]
George Bowder
488-9063 (h) 374-9541(w)
[email protected]
Accountant, Parish Secretary
Nancy Kelly 457-6603 457-3542 (h)
[email protected]
Saturdays 4:30-5:00 PM or by appointment
Maintenance Manager
Tim Smith
[email protected]
Call Marie Martin to schedule the
One month preparation.
Parish Prayer Chain
Please e-mail Gloria Slagle at [email protected]
Visitation of the Sick
If you know of a parishioner who is in the hospital or
homebound, please notify the parish office, so we can
visit with them.
Contact the office at least six months
prior to the wedding.
Marriage/Family Counseling
and Spiritual Direction
Madeline C. Nance MA PS, CFLE 479-3883
to our Parish!
We invite you to join us for refreshments
after Mass.
If you are interested in joining
St. Raphael’s community,
please see parish staff.
Catholic Radio
First Reading
Deuteronomy 18:15-20
Moses told all the people that the Lord would raise up a
prophet among them and put words into his mouth.
Whoever does not listen must answer to the Lord.
KQHE 92.7 fm
Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
Mal 3:1-4
Lk 2:22-32
Heb 12:1-4 Mk 5:21-43
Wednesday Weekday
Heb 12:4-7, 11-15 Mk 6:1-6
Responsorial Psalm
Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7, 7-9
If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
Parish Council
Thor Bergstrom Council Vice Chair
[email protected]
Ernie & Ramona Berry
[email protected]
Karen Chancler
[email protected]
Mike Kramer Council Chair
[email protected]
Tammy Langley
[email protected]
Marc Lee
[email protected]
Jason & Mimi Lesniak
[email protected]
Madeline Nance
[email protected]
PARISH COUNCIL meets the 3rd Tuesday of
each month. See parish calendar for details.
Pastoral Administrators
Marie Martin
457-6603 (church)
[email protected]
Camille Connelly–Terhune 457-6603 (church)
[email protected]
Weekly Readings
Second Reading
1 Corinthians 7:32-35
Paul encouraged the Corinthians, in view of the times,
to remain free of worry and devoted to God.
A virgin is anxious about the things of the Lord,
that she may be holy.
Thursday Memorial of St. Agatha, virgin & martyr
Heb 12:18-19, 21-24 Mk 6:7-13
Memorial of St. Paul Miki and companions
Heb 13:1-8
Mk 6:14-29
Saturday Weekday
Heb 13:15-17, 20-21 Mk 6:30-34
SUNDAY Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Jb 7:1-4, 6-7
Mk 1:29-39
Mark 1:21-28
Jesus entered the synagogue to teach. All were amazed
because he spoke with such great authority. When
unclean spirits obeyed Jesus, the crowd stood in awe.
Mass Intentions
Saturday, January 31st
If you would like to have a mass said, please see Nancy Kelly.
January 31st & February 1st, 2015
Ana Atchison
John Mayer
David Szumigala
JoAn Talvi
Thor Bergstrom
John Bunten
Bread Tammy Langley
Marian Prayer Group for the rosary
on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m.
Collection Counters
Charlie Addis & Mike Mathers
Hospitality Mary Ann Fey & Daughters
In the Hospital? Remember to tell the staff of Fairbanks Memorial that you
February 7th & 8th, 2015
Hospitality Ministers
TAGS this next
See office Staff….
Sue Heinrichs & Marie Martin
Hospitality Richard Stout & Celine Harrington
are Catholic and wish to be on the Catholic List. Fr. Kaspar and our Stephen
Ministers visit and bring Holy Communion to Catholic patients daily. They can
arrange to offer the Sacraments of Reconciliation and/or Anointing of the Sick.
The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful
James 5:16
Please remember these dear friends in your prayers:
Patrice Buck, Ernie Berry,
Annie, Bjorn Talvi , Kaci, Teresa, Tonya Mattison,
Mette Russell, John Barnes, Thalia Stout, Mark,
Russell Talvi, Robin Eagan,
Tom Slagle, Michael & Leslie Harrington
Presentation of the Lord
February 2nd
At the end of the fourth century, a woman named Etheria
made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Her journal, discovered in
1887, gives an unprecedented glimpse of liturgical life there.
Among the celebrations she describes is the Epiphany (January
6), the observance of Christ’s birth, and the gala procession in
honor of his Presentation in the Temple 40 days later—
February 15. (Under the Mosaic Law, a woman was ritually
“unclean” for 40 days after childbirth, when she was to
present herself to the priests and offer sacrifice—her
“purification.” Contact with anyone who had brushed against
mystery—birth or death—excluded a person from Jewish worship.) This feast emphasizes Jesus’ first appearance in the
Temple more than Mary’s purification.
The observance spread throughout the Western Church in the
fifth and sixth centuries. Because the Church in the West
celebrated Jesus’ birth on December 25, the Presentation was
moved to February 2, 40 days after Christmas.
At the beginning of the eighth century, Pope Sergius
inaugurated a candlelight procession; at the end of the same
century the blessing and distribution of candles which
continues to this day became part of the celebration, giving
the feast its popular name: Candlemas.
In Luke’s account, Jesus was welcomed in the temple by two
elderly people, Simeon and the widow Anna. They embody
Israel in their patient expectation; they acknowledge the
infant Jesus as the long-awaited Messiah. Early references to
the Roman feast dub it the feast of St. Simeon, the old man
who burst into a song of joy which the Church still sings at
day’s end.
Knight’s Corner
Pancake Breakfast is back - See you at the
next Super Sunday February 8th!
**Watch for details on future Family Nights
2nd Collection goes to ICC Soup Kitchen
February 1, Sunday SOUPER BOWL SUNDAY
2nd Collection goes to ICC Soup Kitchen
February 6, Friday
As a Catholic parish family working together, in harmony with God,
we share our gifts and talents to promote healing, helping, and
hospitality for a people, with Christ.
Adoration; Mass 7:30 am
Actual Receipts: Mass collections $16,468.60
We Share Collections $4,580.00
Overage for December ..$4,624.35
Parish Finances - January 2015
Budgeted Annual Sunday/Holy Day Collections $197,067.00
Actual Receipts to date (July 1st to current):
Monthly Projected Need: $16,422.25
Weekly Need: $4,135.90
Last week’s Mass Collections $1,501.72
Last week’s We Share Collections
February 7th, Saturday SUPER SATURDAY
RCIA meets after mass
February 8th, Sunday SUPER SUNDAY
9:30 am to
Acts Bible study 11:15 am to 1:00 pm
RCIA meets after mass
February 12th, Thursday ADORATION 3:00 to 8:00 pm
February 15th, Sunday Confirmation class 11:00 to 2:00 pm
February 17th, Tuesday Parish Council 6:30 pm
February 18th, Wednesday ASH WEDNESDAY
February 20th, Friday
Mass 5:30 pm Stations 6:00 pm
Soup and bread after stations
February 21st, Saturday KOC GAME NIGHT after mass
February 22, Sunday Acts Bible study 11:15 am—1:00 pm
Teen Mass 5:30 pm
Sr. High Group Retreat
Mark your calendars!!!
St. Raphael’s will be hosting a SPRING RETREAT
March 13-14-15 at Camp Li-Way McGrady, youth director
from Diocese of Scranton will be here in Fairbanks to lead…
All local youth groups will be invited. Updates to follow…...
The Youth Catechism, written in
5th grade. Please join us from 9:30-12:00 for our Religious
Education program. We will break open the Word, pray, sing,
and learn about Jesus and His presence in our everyday lives.
Acts Bible Study Adult bible study. After mass 11:15 am—
1:15 pm. Next class February 8th All are welcome !!!!
CONFIRMATION Next class February 15th 11:00 am- 2:00 pm
FIRST COMMUNION Meets Thursdays monthly. Potluck 5:30
pm, with class afterwards.
Jr./Sr. High Teen mass February 22nd
RCIA Are you interested in becoming CATHOLIC?
MEETS EACH Sunday after mass! See Marie Martin or
Nancy Gibson.
Calling all Youths and Young adults: Kelle
Lynch Baldwin is hosting a movie & pizza
approximately 1:00 pm showing. An
email will confirm actual time once
theater schedules are updated.
Come see SELMA, rated PG 13 @
Regal Cinemas… Followed by Pizza and sodas
at Pizza Hut for a discussion of the Catholic
involvement in the Civil Rights movement.
language suitable for young people, deals with the entire Catholic Faith as it
was presented in the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC of 1997). It is
structured in Question-and-Answer format. We present the same here….
- Join the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival for Winter Gospel Choir workshop with
Please contact the office for help with our
We Share program..
Why did God have to show himself in order for us to be able to
know what he is like? →Man can know by reason that God exists,
but not what God is really like. Yet because God would very
much like to be known, he has revealed himself. [50-53,68-69]
God did not have to reveal himself to us. But he did it-out of love.
Just as in human love one can know something about the beloved
person only if he opens his heart to us, so too we know something
about God’s inmost thoughts only because the eternal and
mysterious God has opened himself to us out of love. From
creation on, through the patriarchs and the prophets down to the
definitive→REVELATION in his son Jesus Christ, God has spoken again
and again to mankind. In him he has poured out his heart to us
and made his inmost being visible for us.
Super Saturday Next Super Saturday/Sunday is in
FEBRUARY. February 7th & 8th..For all pre-K through
1st Friday Adoration ICC 7:30 Overnight
Masses 9:30 am & 7:00 pm
Thank you for your Generous Support !!!
January 31st, Saturday
Our Parish Mission:
Parish Finances - December 2014
Monthly Projected need: $16,422.25
Bobby Lewis, director & Eustace Johnson, pianist. Begins Monday, February 23rd
Participants will pay for movie tickets– pizza and
sodas are provided.….. .…..More info see Marie
Martin or Sandy Baker.
through Saturday, February 28th, from 1:00-2:30 PM at the University
Community Presbyterian Church. Ages 15 and up are welcome: no previous
training is necessary. Registration is $80. Register online at www.fsaf.org.
2014 Donation Summaries
ARE available NOW!
Final performance, A Celebration of Black History in Story and Song, Sunday,
March 1st at 4:00 PM, at Sacred Heart Cathedral.
See the baskets near the white
Alaska Right to Life (Anchorage) Convention February
7th : Features the Duggar Family and Matt Walsh.
Call 907-276-1912 for info/registration
The Catholic Homeschoolers meet on the First & Third Fridays
of the month for noon Mass at Immaculate Conception Church,
followed by a potluck lunch and activities for the kids downstairs
in Murphy Hall. Helps for living the liturgical seasons in the
home as well as sample curriculum materials will be available.
February 6th and 20th are the dates for our next gatherings.
All who are interested in homeschooling, and parents of
preschoolers, are welcomed with joy!
Spirituality For Men
The men’s spirituality group will meet on the first
two Mondays of the month, February 2nd and 9th,
at the House of Prayer on Sacred Heart Cathedral
grounds, 7-8:30 pm. The topic for February is to
learn how to build a spiritual program for yourself.
This is appropriate for men of all ages. We will
have a presentation, quiet time and opportunity for
questions and discussion. No fees or
requirements, just a desire for personal
spiritual growth. Come learn how to make
yourself a better spouse, parent and person!
Info, call Fr. Gerald at 374-9938 or 374-9551.