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Reeson's Ramblings

Fr. Dave Reeson (February 6-7, 2016)

To be honest I have not completed Stewardship Commitment forms every year or at each parish I’ve been assigned to.  This year I have completed my form and I hope you will too.  I personally know people who have submitted their name to assist in a parish ministry at other parishes who were never contacted.  We will work very hard to make sure everyone that would like to share their talent in one of the many ministries our parish offers, is contacted and your gifts utilized.

We mailed the following letter to all registered families of our parish.  Just in case you misplaced the letter and 2016 Renewal Card or are not yet registered members of our parish I am repeating myself below.

A plane crashed in to the south pacific. Two business men were able to swim to the shore of a remote, uninhabited island. One said, “We have a lot of work to do. We need to gather firewood to build a bonfire for the rescue plane, we need to set up shelter for the night and we need to find food.”

“No,” said the other businessman, “I’m going to just relax on the beach. The rescue plane will be here soon.”

“How do you know that?”

“I am very successful at business and I make $100,000 a month.”

“So what? How will that get us rescued?”

“I tithe 10% to my church. My pastor will find me.”   

While I enjoy that joke, it frustrates me. I’ve sometimes changed the joke so the punch line is “I teach 2nd grade Religious Formation at my parish, my pastor will find me” or “I cover the 1:00 to 2:00 a.m. Eucharistic Adoration shift on Thursday mornings, my pastor will find me.” But no one laughs. It seems everyone thinks the only thing a pastor is concerned about is money. The reality is that my primary mission as pastor is to get you and your family to heaven.

In this New Year and before Lent, we should take time to consider our own life and again say yes to a relationship with Jesus. Have I grown in my relationship through time in prayer? Am I spending enough time with my family? What am I, by the gift of God, good at? How am I using my talent for God? For the parish? Those are questions just as important as: Am I putting God first in finances by tithing?

I ask you to spend some time in prayer with these questions. After you have answered them, let me know on a Stewardship Renewal Card like the one enclosed. Please put it in the offertory basket or bring it to the office sometime between January 30th and Ash Wednesday (February 10th.)

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Friday, February 12
Fish Fry Friday
9:00 a.m. Adoration (Church)
9:15 p.m. Line Dancing (Social Level)
5:00 p.m. Fish Fry (Social Level)
6:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross (Church)
7:00 p.m. B.A.S.I.C. (Steinhausen Center)

Saturday, February 13
7:00 a.m. Yoga Fitness (Steinhausen Center)
9:30 a.m. Tai Chi (Steinhausen Center)

Sunday, February 14
10:30 a.m. St. Vincent de Paul (Parish Office)
1:30 p.m. Financial Peace (Education Center)

Monday, February 15
9:15 a.m. Senior Exercise (Social Level)
9:30 a.m. Adult Formation (Steinhausen Center)
6:30 p.m. 2nd Grade F.C. Quilt Making (Social Level)
7:00 p.m. A.O.H.  (Social Level)
7:00 p.m. Adult Formation (Steinhausen Center)
7:30 p.m. Prayer Group (Church)

Tuesday, February 16
9:15 a.m. Zumba  (Social Level)
3:30 p.m. Children’s Choir (Social Level)
7:00 p.m. Women’s Guild (Parish Office)
7:30 p.m. RCIA (Steinhausen Center)

Wednesday, February 17
9:30 a.m. Tai Chi (Steinhausen Center)
12:30 p.m. Bible Study (Steinhausen Center)
1:00 p.m. Rosary Making (Social Level)
5:45 p.m. Religious Formation Classes  (Education Center)
7:00 p.m. Youth Lenten Prayer Svc. (Church)
7:00 p.m. Teen Faith  (Small Groups)

Thursday, February 18
6:00 a.m. Yoga Fitness  (Steinhausen Center)
6:00 p.m. “The Light Is On” (Church)
7:00 p.m. Legion of Mary (Social Level)
7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts (Social Level)
7:00 p.m. Bereavement (Parish Office)
8:00 p.m. Finance Council  (Steinhausen Center)

Friday, February 19
9:00 a.m. Adoration (Church)
9:15 a.m. Line Dancing (Social Level)
5:00 p.m. Fish Fry (Social Level)
6:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross  (Church)

Saturday, February 20
9:30 a.m. Tai Chi  (Social Level)

Sunday, February 21
8:00 a.m. K of C Breakfast (Social Level)
10:00 a.m. Preschool Open House (Sacred Heart)
1:30 p.m. Financial Peace (Education Center)
2:30 p.m. Confirmation Program  (Church)


 Fish Fry
Fish Fry Friday
Our first Fish Fry is February 12th
Mass-Altaration: The Mystery of the Mass Revealed
Lent Study of the Mass
Our first session is Monday, February 15
Preschool Registration Begins January 27th
Open House & Registration
Sunday, February 21 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 
Columb's Ceili - March 5, 2016
Columb's Ceili
Saturday, March 5, 2016

Parish Mission with Dr. Edward Sri
4 Talks in 2 Nights
Sunday, March 13—Tuesday, March 15
Parish Reconciliation Services
Reconciliation Services
at various nearby Parishes
beginning February 21st

Knights of Columbus Breakfast
K of C Breakfast
Sunday, February 21st

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We recognize one another as gifts of God, inviting and inspiring all to become disciples of Jesus.
We joyfully celebrate Christ among us through full, active and vibrant worship. 
We go forth to love and serve, sharing our God-given gifts with each other and throughout the world. 
We embrace formation as a life-long journey of spiritual growth, individually and as a community. 

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