From Fr. Beatty: Here are some nice bits from the Catechism relating to the "Priest, Prophet, and King" series begun last week: "Christ, high priest and unique mediator, has made of the Church 'a kingdom, priests for his God and Father' (Rev 1:6). The whole community of believers is, as such, priestly. The faithful exercise their baptismal priesthood through their participation, each according to his own vocation, in Christ's mission as priest, prophet, and king." -- CCC 1546 And, specifically relating to our communal worship at Mass: "The celebrating assembly [of liturgy] is the community of the baptized who, by regeneration and the anointing of the Holy Spirit, are consecrated to be a spiritual house and a holy priesthood, that through all the works of Christian people they may offer spiritual sacrifices. This "common priesthood" is that of Christ the sole priest, in which all his members participate." -- CCC 1141 We are never the Body of Christ more truly than when we gather at his command, to do what he gave us to do in memory of him. At every Mass, it is Christ who is the true priest, and we each in our own way contribute as members of his body. So the Mass is, in reality, an action of the Son, the "whole Christ," together with all his body the Church, offered to the Father. It is the same offering he made at Calvary: not repeated over and over, but one offering extended and made present through time and space. Think of how many altars around the world from which, this very day, that offering is being made! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Diocese of Belleville is seeking a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The Chief Financial Officer of the Diocese reports directly to the Bishop. (“It is for the finance officer to administer the goods of the Diocese under the authority of the Bishop…” Cf. CCL, Canon 494, #3.) The CFO has the primary responsibility for the work of the Diocesan Finance Council. He or she provides accurate, meaningful financial statements and information to the Bishop, who is the administrator of the temporal goods of the Diocese, and to the various boards which assist the Bishop in the operation of the Diocese. The CFO, who monitors investments while assembling and monitoring the budgets of various departments and agencies throughout the Diocese, also meets with outside vendors and consultants on a wide range of issues. The CFO serves as Executive Director of the Catholic Community Foundation for the Catholic Diocese of Belleville and oversees facility and property management as well as real-estate acquisition. In addition, the CFO meets regularly with the Bishop and Vicar General and with Directors of Diocesan Departments as a planning body. The successful candidate will hold a Bachelor’s Degree and have 7-10 years of directly related experience in finance, accounting, management, administration and investment analysis. A current license as a Certified Public Accountant is desirable, but not required. The incumbent is required to be a faithful, committed Catholic who understands and accepts the teachings and disciplines of the Catholic Church. TO APPLY: Resume, cover letter, preferred salary range, and references to Human Resources, Diocese of Belleville, 222 South Third Street, Belleville, IL 62220 or email [email protected] Application Deadline: February 13, 2015. St. Matthew’s School in Mt Vernon, IN is having their 15th Annual Benefit Auction & Dinner on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 5:00pm to 9:30pm at the Posey County Community Center. Come “Set Sail with the St. Matthew Buccaneers.” The Auction doors open at 5pm with grog, feasting and adventures on the High Seas of Posey County. A Pirate Party and More! Must be 21 or older to attend. A donation of $30 per person. Messenger Renewal Weekend is February 7-8, 2015 Please stay “connected” through a subscription to The Messenger. Payments can be made through a parish envelope or on-line at www.bellevillemessenger.org. SUBSCRIPTION COST: Print - $25.00, Electronic - $25.00, Both - $30.00 For Your Calendar Jan 18, Sunday: PSR Class Jan 18, Sunday: Ridgway Knights of Columbus will have a chicken dinner on Sunday, January 18 at the Columbus Club in Ridgway from 10:30 to 12:30. Carryouts will be available. Members are asked to bring a dessert. Jan 19, Monday: Altar Society Meeting, 6:30pm, North Room Jan 22, Thursday: Building Committee Meeting, 5:30pm, North Room Jan 27, Tuesday: Parish Council Meeting, beginning with Mass at 6:30pm, St. Joseph’s Gym, Ridgway. Feb 2, Monday: Relay For Life of Saline Gallatin Co is hosting an informational meeting at St. Joseph Parish Center in Ridgway beginning at 5:30pm. Please stop by to learn about the exciting changes for our 2015 season and register as a team or survivor. Everyone is welcome! This year’s Relay will be on Friday, June 12th from 6 PM – 12 AM at the Paul Emery Park in Harrisburg. Visit relayforlife.org/salinegallatinil and facebook.com/RFLSalineGallatin for more information. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Pray for those who are sick or in hospital: Kay Drone Barrow, Frances Bertino, Bob Blair, Kristy Boulds, Ray Brown, Jonathon Buckman, John Carruba, Dorothy Drone, Phyllis Drone, Christie Etienne, Gary Gabel, Paul Hughes, Jennifer ‘Rider’ Humphrey, Deana Jones, Bernice Lawler, Sr. Lorita Lawler, Richard Moore, Andrea Mulvey, Mary Ellen Neumann, Roxanna Nicholes, Rachel DeVous Page, Gabriel Payne, Rita Peyton, Misty Rung, Shannon Sauls, Tony Scates, Ed Sieverding, James Stone, Paul Tanner, Johnny Wargel, Melinda Wolf. Also remember our sick and shut-ins: Lily Bickenbach, Jack Brown, Ruth Brown, Connie Craig, Nina Kay Dallas, Jim Doyle, Becky Drone, Gregg Drone, Pat E. Drone, Virginia L. Drone, Edith Drone Drufke, Doris Febuary, Jim Foster, Shelby Lynn Gass, Jan Haines, Brenda Harvey, Faye Holmes, Lisa Holmes, Mary Jo Holmes, Holly Wenzel Jackson, Norma Jean Jacobs, Barry Lee Jones, Mike Lane, Vonnie Massey, Marie Mitchell, Barb Naas, Jesse W. Parker, Beth Pyle, John Scherrer, Gertrude Scherrer, Priscilla Seely, Theresa Shoulders, Denise Sisk, Frank Sisk, Frank Skaggs, Bob Vickery, Chuck Vinyard, Jean Wargel, Ruinette Williams, Terry Wiles. (To add/delete a name from the list please call the office: 618-272-7059.) _________________________________________________________________ St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish Parish Office: PO Box 190 211 West Edwards St Ridgway, IL 62979 Phone: (618) 272-7059 Fax: (618) 272-5400 [email protected] http://www.stkateri.net Liturgical Ministers Schedule: Saturday, January 24, 2015 St. Patrick Chapel Lector: Kevin Maloney Eucharistic Ministers: Steve & Kendra McGuire Server: Zachary & Kaylee McGuire Greeters: Bob & Judy McGuire Sunday, January 25, 2015 St. Mary Chapel Lector: Debbie Hughes Eucharistic Ministers: Charles McGuire, Nina Wargel, Bill Scates Servers: Zac Stanford & Kiley Brown Greeters & Ushers: Leon & Kay Raymer - Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Lily of the Mohawks Office Hours: Tuesday through Thursday 8:30am - 12:00pm 1:00pm - 4:30pm OUR RETURN GIFTS TO GOD LAST WEEK: Thank you for your generosity. Envelopes (113): Loose Collection: Building Fund: $4050.00 $340.00 $545.00 St. Mary Cemetery: $200.00 St. Patrick Cemetery: $200.00 Building Fund (Pledges): $2,035.00 Christmas Offering: $100.00 First Offering: $59.00 ______________________________________________________________ “The Cross was the glory of my life and of my death, and I want you to make it yours.” Most Rev. Edward K. Braxton Bishop of Belleville Fr. Steven L. Beatty Pastor The Second Sunday in Ordinary Time: January 17th & 18th, 2015 Mass Schedule for this week Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, January January January January January January January January January 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 5:00 PM 9:00 AM No Mass 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 5:00 PM 9:00 AM EQUY SHAW For our Parish Delbert York RIDG EQUY PONDS SHAW PONDS SHAW Molly Scates Jim Coyle Richard Maloney Pauline Drone Theresa Austin For our Parish Please consider remembering your parish in your will.
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