1 SUNDAY, November 8, 2015 THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 1725 Kennard Street Maplewood, Minnesota Mass Schedule Saturday: 5:00 pm Sunday: 8:30 am and 10:30 am Mon-Thurs: 8:00 am Fri: 8:45 am Adoration Tues-Thurs: 7:00 am 8:00 am (C) Thursday: 8:30 am 8:30 pm (SFC) Confessions Saturday: 3:30 pm 4:30 pm Tues-Thurs: 7:30 am 7:50 am or by appointment Morning Prayer/Rosary Mon-Thurs: 7:25 am Parish Office Phone: Fax: Office Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm Website: Parish Staff Pastor Fr. Benny Mekkatt CFIC Deacon Deacon Michael Martin Director of Administration and Finance Steve Blessing Director of Faith Formation/ Pastoral Minister S. Kathleen Rademacher, OSB Director of Stewardship Kay Mottaz Director of Music Rebecca Eurioste Receptionist/Secretary Mary Heymans Administrative Assistants Meghan Bothwell Karen Simons Youth Minister Jessica Nelson Presentation School 1695 Kennard Street Maplewood, MN Phone (K-8): Fax (K-8): Phone (PreK): Fax (PreK): Principal Peter Noll School Secretary Linda Prazak Preschool Director Erin Hinds
2 Mass Intentions 9-Mon: 8:00 am Dave Dobihal 10-Tues: 8:00 am June Burger 11-Wed: 8:00 am Louise Damico 12-Thurs: 8:00 am Joan Kight 13-Fri: 8:45 am Gerry Walek 5:00 pm Grace Nickelson Anthony Yekaldo Stella Michel 15-Sun: 8:30 am Joan Kight Barbara Focht Frank Reginek 10:30 am Parishioners Infant Baptism: Contact the Parish Office. A preparation session is required. Session may be taken prior to the birth of the child. Marriage: Begin arrangements with the priest or deacon at least 1 year in advance. Anointing of the Sick: This sacrament is available to anyone who is seriously ill or suffering from a prolonged illness. Please call the Parish Office for arrangements. First Communion, First Confessions, Confirmation, Adult Baptism: Please call the Parish Office at New Parishioners: Anyone wishing to register as a member of the parish may call the Parish Office at If you move, or change your phone number, please call the Parish Office and let us know your new address. Prayer Line: Jo Kusz From the School Principal Whether Large or Small Contribute What You Can! In the Gospel of Mark, he reminds us that the amount of what a person contributes is less important than the sacrifice made to advance the common good. With the 2015 Panther Pride Auction & Benefit a week away, the message conveyed by Mark is as appropriate today as it was centuries ago! Every contribution no matter how large or small helps advance the cause of Catholic education in our local parish community. Your presence at this annual event supports our school in so many ways. On behalf of our grateful students and staff, thank you in advance for your support and the many gifts you provide to our students! The generosity of our sponsors, donors, patrons, participants, and volunteers at this event directly affects each student and teacher. In past years, funds raised at this event have allowed us to improve our facility and purchase resources for the classrooms. Last year we raised over $60,000 which allowed us to purchase a much-needed preschool handwashing sink, repaint the elementary school lockers, improve school security, and purchase LCD projectors to enhance instruction and learning. This event is now in its eighth year, and we continue to be blessed with an outpouring of support from our stakeholders. Next Saturday evening, as we gather once again to enjoy each other s company, let us reflect on the Gospel message articulated by St. Mark that our participation and contributions will make a significant difference in the lives of all our students from preschool through eighth grade. To learn about how you can still support or participate in the Panther Pride Auction & Benefit, visit the website at auction/. Thank you for your generosity and your continued support of Presentation School! Peace and blessings, --Pete Noll, Principal Healing Mass at Presentation Fr. Jim Livingston will be visiting Presentation to do a Healing Mass for our community on Tuesday, November 24 th, at 7:30 pm in the church. Fr. Livingston is a gifted priest of the Archdiocese who has committed his life to bring healing into the lives of individuals and communities through healing Masses and chaplaincy ministry. All are welcome to attend and experience healing from all sorts of brokenness in life: physical, spiritual, or emotional. Those who are not in need of any special healing are also welcome to join and pray for others. We begin with the recitation of the Holy Rosary at 7:00 pm in the church. No RSVP is required! For questions, please contact the parish office at H.E.O. Update Thank you for your donations to area food shelves. 95 pounds went to Salvation Army, Maplewood, on November 2. November 9 Dee & Leo Mudek, Merrick Community Services, Maplewood Thank you for your generosity! May God bless you!
3 FFF: Family-centered Faith Formation May God s blessings be on the Faith Formation families who decorated and filled birthday bags for children in poverty. These bags hold the fixings for a birthday cake, candles, plates, etc., and even gifts. These will be delivered to Alley Shoppe where parents in poverty can go and get them for their children s birthdays. Blessings also to the parishioner who delivers the bags to Alley Shoppe. He does this blessed task every year! We, the Church, celebrate the feasts of St. Martin of Tours on the 11 th and St. Frances Cabrini on the 13 th. Both of these had a passion to serve people in poverty. Frances Cabrini is the first American canonized saint. We pray that she will intercede for our country, that it will make laws which protect the dignity of every human person. - Sr. Kathy The Two Feet of Social Concerns Justice: Our JUST PEOPLE Committee met this past week to plan for further involvement and events which will promote justice. Coming up: All are invited to the SOWERS OF JUSTICE ASSEMBLY gathering at St. Olaf s Catholic Church on Thursday, November 12 th, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm beginning with a free community meal at 6:00 pm. This event will hopefully be a transformative discussion on RACE. Dr. Nekima Levy-Pounds, a Catholic Charities board member and keynote speaker, will give an inspiring message to help us make meaningful change for our communities. Charity: For all the donations received this past week, including several packages of fresh meat, household furniture items, much-needed paper products, food items, as well as beautiful clean clothing items, thanks and God s generous blessings. As winter approaches, let us be mindful of donating warm clothing items, especially for children. Sometimes little ones can be seen waiting for the bus without warm coats and caps. Kindly check your closets for these and donate the no-longer-needed warm ones. Always in urgent need are quarters for laundry, laundry soap, bus cards, food and gas gift cards. Steaks for Good Omaha Steaks has teamed up with Presentation Parish and is offering huge discounts on their most popular selections, as well as giving back to help fund our year-end December Drive which supports the many programs and services of this wonderful faith community. These include providing faith formation to the young and old, providing support for pastoral ministry to the homebound and the needy in our community, providing extra support to our growing youth ministry, and assisting in the general operations that house each of these important ministries. Our drive receives 10% from each purchase made! You can support the program 3 different ways: Shop online at Visit any of the Omaha Steaks Stores Call in to order and support Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church at Become a Knight of Columbus Are you a Catholic man committed to God, His church, your family, your country, your community, and your parish? If so, then you could be a Knight of Columbus. Please contact Bob Altman at or Blood Drive Save the Date Mark your calendar for the Red Cross Blood Drive Saturday, December 5 9:00 am 2:00 pm School Gym To make an appointment to donate blood, please call Kay Mottaz at or go online to and in the locate a drive box enter Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary. There you will see our December 5 th date. Remember, one donation can help save the lives of up to three people. Needed! From the Maintenance Committee: Do you have a Bobcat? Can you help us move some dirt in the next two weeks? If so, please contact Rick Bidwell at or Holy Rosary Prior to daily Mass Monday through Friday; and 1/2 hour prior to all weekend Masses. Stewardship Both widows in today s readings gave all they had to the work of the Lord, one using all her remaining food to feed Elijah, and the other offering her two copper coins to the temple treasury. Faithful stewards give all that is asked and trust the Lord to be faithful to His promises. Men s Club All men of the parish are invited to a meeting on Thursday, November 12, at 6:30 pm in Kenney Hall. Food and refreshments will follow the meeting. GAMBLERS ANONYMOUS meets Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm in the Parish Center lower level. For more information, please call Colleen at
4 The Golden Paddle: This raffle is ONLY available at the event! Enter this raffle for a chance to win the Golden Paddle! This paddle will have a live auction or special appeal monetary value of up to $1250! Only 50 Golden Paddle raffle tickets at $50 each will be sold. The Golden Paddle is worth half the dollar intake of the raffle. For example, if all 50 tickets are sold, the intake is $2500, and the value of the Golden Paddle is $1250. If fewer than 50 tickets are sold, the paddle value decreases. The paddle value will be announced prior to the drawing. (Minimum of a $500 value.) The drawing will take place after dinner so that the winner has the Golden Paddle before the live auction bidding begins. If you win the Golden Paddle, you can compete for something bigger than you planned all while supporting Presentation School! Wine Donations Needed: Youth News CALLING ALL PRAYER WARRIORS! Beginning this year, I am starting an adopt-acandidate system for our Confirmation students. I am seeking dedicated parishioners who are willing to hold one Confirmation student in their prayers daily until the date of their Confirmation in the spring. I will give you the name of your student so you can hold them close in your heart. We are all called in different ways to serve one another, but all of us have the ability to pray! Please contact me at the Parish Center at or by at for more information and to be assigned a student today! 2015 Auction Update We are still seeking donations of wine for the raffle. Can you help? Donations can be dropped off at the back of church, or in the School or Parish Offices. Turkey Bingo Presentation Church presents Turkey Bingo Saturday, November 21, 7:00-10:00 pm in the School Gym Preschool News This school year our curriculum for WWJD (What Would Jesus Do) focuses on the Sunday gospels but in a very simplified version (preschool level). We are also learning to pray the Lord s Prayer. By the end of our school year we should have it memorized (check with me then). We also reinforce the gospel story with an activity. - Ms. Michelle W. - Jessica Nelson Follow Youth Ministry! Finance Councilmembers Presentation Finance Councilmembers: Louise Fratto, Chair Jim Schwalbach, Vice Chair Mark Gabriel, Secretary Jim Wilson Jim O Brien James Miettunen (Trustee/Treasurer) Laurie Fenwick (Trustee/Secretary) Teri Garrity (Parish Council Liaison) Jonathan Scrafford (Parish Council Liaison) Steve Blessing (Staff) Hill-Murray Open House Hill-Murray School invites prospective students (8th grade and older) and their families to an open house on Thursday, November 12, 2015, at 6:00 pm. Opportunities to learn more about cocurricular opportunities, curriculum, and financial aid will be available. Go to or call for more information. Happy Anniversary! Congratulations and best wishes to John and Judie Currier as they celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary! Pizza, hot dogs, snacks, and refreshments will be available for sale starting at 6:00 pm. Twelve turkey door prizes will be given throughout the night. Hard cards will be sold at 25 per game. See the flyer in the November 15 bulletin for more information and a valuable coupon. October 500 Card Winners: 1 st Place Kathie Baldwin/Mary Finnegan nd Place Carol Adam/Mary Grunau rd Place Carmen Pekarek/Marlene Howard 2460
5 Mass Readings (Week of November 9) 9-Mon: Ez 47: 1-2, 8-9, 12; Ps 46: 2-3, 5-6, 8-9; 1 Cor 3: 9c-11, 16-17; Jn 2: Tues: Sir 39: 6-10; Ps 37: 3-6, 30-31; Mt 16: Wed: Is 61: 1-3a; Ps 89: 2-5, 21-22, 25, 27; Mt 25: Thurs: Eph 4: 1-7, 11-13; Ps 1: 1-4, 6; Jn 17: Fri: Wis 13: 1-9; Ps 19: 2-5b; Lk 17: Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time 15-Sun: Dn 12: 1-3; Ps 16: 5, 8-11; Heb 10: 11-14, 18; Mk 13: Homebound Communion Ministers November 8th Bob Altman Cindy Betz Pat Blaskowski RoseLyn Worrel MCC Joan Paulson Iowa Hi-rise November 15th Sheila Blanda Ellen LaScotte Christine Jacobson Tim & Barb Kleiter MCC Erin Murphy Iowa Hi-rise Altar Servers Schedule Saturday, November 14 5:00 pm Bobbie Taylor, Maddie and Macey Weinmann Sunday, November 15 8:30 am Chris Kazos, Anna Gottwalt, Joey Bertini Sunday, November 15 10:30 am Sean, Gabe, and Luke Honerman 55 Club Lunch When: Tuesday, November 17 Where: Moose Lodge Banquet Room 1946 English Street, Maplewood, MN Time: Cost: Menu: Entertainment: 11:45-12:00 check-in; 12:05 lunch Followed by entertainment and socializing $8 per person (all you can eat served buffet style) Turkey, dressing, salad bar, pumpkin pie Senior Royalty RSVP: by November 13 Annual 55 Club Bake Sale Saturday and Sunday, November 21 st and 22 nd Following all Masses in Kenney Hall November 21 st after the 5:00 pm Mass and November 22 nd after the 8:30 and 10:30 am Masses. Donated bake sale items can be brought to Kenney Hall at 4:00 pm on Saturday or before the 8:30 am Mass on Sunday. Don t miss this chance to buy homemade baked goods! 8-Sun: 9-Mon: Parish Calendar 9:00 am K of C Pancake Breakfast (KH) 9:45 am Faith Formation (S) 12:00 pm RCIA Program (CR) 6:00 pm Psalms Bible Study (MR) 6:00 pm Brownie Troop (KH) 7:00 pm Boy Scout Troop 461 (G) 7:00 pm Women s Bridge Club (KR/MR) 10-Tues: 1:00 pm Mother Teresa Sewing Group (KR) 7:00 pm Boy Scouts Leaders (MR) 7:00 pm Parish Council Meeting (CR) 7:00 pm Presmen Basketball (G) 11-Wed: 8:30 am Community Bldg. Fellowship (CR) 9:00 am Psalms Bible Study (MR) 6:30 pm Youth Choir Practice (C) 7:00 pm Psalms Bible Study (MR) 12-Thurs: 8:30 am Adoration (SFC) 2:30 pm Rosary Ramsey Care Center 6:30 pm Men s Club (KH) 6:30 pm 7th Grade Volleyball Party (G) 7:00 pm GA (MR/KR/FR) 13-Fri: 15-Sun: Stewardship of Treasure When you give, give generously and not with a stingy heart; for that, the LORD, your God, will bless you in all your works and undertakings. Deuteronomy 15:10 8:30 am Auction Volunteers Packets (CR) 8:45 am All-School Mass (C) 10:30 am Ramsey Care Center MASS 5:00 pm Girl Scout Troop (MR) 5:00 pm Panther Pride Auction (Off Site) COFFEE SUNDAY 9:45 am Children s Choir Practice (MRS) 9:45 am Faith Formation (S) 12:00 pm RCIA Program (CR) 6:00 pm Psalms Bible Study (MR) 6:00 pm Confirmation Candidates (KH) For Key to Meeting Places, please see previous bulletins or call Parish Center.