615 Wyandotte - Po Box 364 - Meriden, Kansas 66512

Phone (785) 484-3312 -- E-mail to – Website:

Pastor: Fr. Jim Moster Parish Secretary: Samantha Stallbaumer

Fr. Jim Moster email:

Religious Ed. (K – 5th): Cassy Bevitt

Phone: (785) 484-3312

Religious Ed. (Jr. and Sr. High): Heather Roenne

Office Hours:

9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. - Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday

Baptisms -

Contact Pastor to schedule baptisms and preparatory classes.

Weddings -

Contact the Pastor, preparation for the sacrament takes 6-8 months prior to the wedding date.

Funerals -

Contact Pastor

Confessions -

7:15am – 7:45am Sunday mornings, 8:00am -8:15am Tues./Thurs., or by appointment

Twenty-Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time: “There was a landowner who planted a vineyard, put a hedge around it, dug a wine press in it, and built a tower. Then he leased it to tenants and went on a journey. When vintage time drew near, he sent his servants to the tenants to obtain his produce. But the tenants seized the servants and one they beat, another they killed, and a third they stoned. Again he sent other servants, more numerous than the first ones, but they treated them in the same way. Finally , he sent his son to them, thinking, 'They will respect my son.' But when the tenants saw the son, they said to one another, 'This is the heir. Come, let us kill him and acquired his inheritance.' They seized him threw him out of the vineyard and killed him.... Therefore, I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that will produce its fruit.” - Matthew 21:33-39a, 43

For the Matthean community, this parable is about the Jewish people's reflection of prophets, priests, and finally Jesus. Hence, the early Church reached beyond Judaism, proclaiming the Gospel to Gentiles. Try to put yourself in the story and determine who you would be. It can be difficult to hear the prophets of the day and the challenge of the Gospel.

Sunday Prayer for Catholics 2017@ 2016 Archdiocese of Chicago: Liturgy Training Publications, Chicago, Ill. All rights reserved.

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CALENDAR FOR WEEK OF October 8, 2017

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017 8:10a.m. Rosary

8:30a.m. Mass – Intention for +Eugene Naumann

7:00p.m. Parish Council Meeting

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017 7:00p.m. Adult Education Video – Wisdom in Relationships

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017 8:10a.m. Rosary

8:30a.m. Mass – Intention for +Charles Paul Gartner

Friday, Oct 13, 2017 8:30a.m. Rosary & Mass for 100th Anniversary of Fatima

Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 8:00a.m. Mass – Intention for Parishioners of St. Aloysius & St. Theresa

9:15 Religious Education

9:15 Adult Education Video – Wisdom in Decision Making

Mary's Choice Baby Bottle Bommerang Begins

To schedule a Mass for a special intention, special occasion or in remembrance of a loved one, contact the office at 484-3312. The usual offering is a $10 Mass stipend that goes to the general fund. No amount is required.

Invited: Thursday’s from 9:30am to 6:30pm is adoration, and you are welcome to come and spend some time in the presence of the Lord whether you sign up for a regular time or just come whenever you can.

We keep in our thoughts and prayers the sick and home bound of our parish, their families and caregivers, especially -- Louise Wykoop (sister to John Heuertz), Rachel Holthaus, Lynn Enneking (Marilyn Kahler's brother), Jim Debacker, Walt Foresman, Bob Hefner , Renee Art, Kathy Askland, Tucker Schreiner, Melvin & Judi Schreiner, Rose Moe, Connie Harper, Dana Wright, Gerianne Harrington & Bob Foresman .

St. Aloysius Prayer Warriors (60 plus strong) pray for the needs of others. Prayer requests can be called or texted to Angie Rosebrough (785)231-9343 or emailed to

If anyone is interested in helping with the Prayer Warrior Ministry please contact Angie.




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Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 10:30a.m. (If you are unable to meet your commitment, please find a substitute.)


1) Jim Bauman 2) Nita Jensen 3) Samantha Stallbaumer

Eucharistic Ministers:

Jim and Linda Cummings, Dennis Noll, Dick and Ruth Santner,

Cass Johnon, Sharon Desch


George and Chris McMahon, Wayne and Avis Fletcher


Jilyan Stallbaumer, Alena Velilla, Karson Kahler, Austin Anderson


Brandon and Linda Giltner


Turkey dinner, Ice Cream, Games, Country Store, Silent Auction & FUN!!!

CONGRATULATIONS TERRY PETESCH, on being the Knights of Columbus Knight and Family of the month!

Sunday Oct 15, St. Theresa Catholic Church Bazaar, 11a.m. - 2:30p.m. Meal, games, country store, raffle and silent auction. Come support our sister parish in Perry and enjoy the good food and fun!!!

CREDO, Young adults ages 21-40 join us for Third Thursday on Oct 19. 5:30p.m. Confessions & 6p.m. Mass at Assumption, then head over to Celtic Fox for Speaker Dr. Jacob Pride on Catholic southern literature. Wed. Oct 25 @ Most Pure Heart of Mary the Archbishop will be in Topeka for Trust One Greater, more details to come.

The 2017 Annual Call to Share appeal is coming to a close. ...“Together let us thank God for his many abundant blessings and for the success of this annual appeal...We are all disciples, striving to love others as Jesus loved, to follow Our Lord's path of sacrificial love by laying down our lives for others. Today, many people have chosen that path because of you. Thank you!” - Archbishop Naumann

Marriage Minute: St. Paul gets very specific in his recommendations of what we should think about. Because what we spend time thinking about, we see more of! Chances are, you married someone who has strengths and weaknesses. Spend more time thinking about your spouse’s wonderful qualities. It won’t make the bad things go away, but you will be spending so much time looking for the good that you won’t notice as much. Think about your spouse’s: Most endearing qualitiesMost recent sacrificial actMost attractive traits. More info:

St. Aloysius will be hosting a baby bottle boomerang for Mary's Choices in October for ProLife Month. We will pass out baby bottles after Masses on October 15. Baby bottles will be distributed and we ask that you fill the baby bottles with coin, cash, or checks made out to Mary’s Choices.Donate online

ALL Young Adults(21-35yrs)! Join us for a trip to Washington D.C for the National March for Life. Deadline to sign up is October 15. For more information go to or check the bulletin board.

Project Andrew: A Vocation Evening for Young Men, for single men at least high school sophomores. Meet inspiring priests, pray Vespers with Archbishop Naumann. Oct 15: 4-7pm @ Mother Teresa of Calcutta,

To register email, call 913-647-0303 or contact your pastor.

Marriage Prep Lead Couple Training Oct 27-20 @ Most Pure Heart of Mary, Topeka Fri 6:30pm-9:30pm/Sat 8:30am-5:30pm/Sun 1pm-5pm. All sessions are necessary to be certified. To register call Mary at 913-647-0345, or

iCare Topeka Event Sat Oct 14 Mass and Social, 6-8:30pm @ Most Pure Heart of Mary

Join us at St. Aloysius on Friday Oct 13 @ 8:30a.m. for a Rosary and Mass for the Fatima Centenary.

Natural Family Planning(NFP) classes in Topeka on Sat, Oct 28th @ 7p.m. Call Dana or Eric Runnebaumer at 785-380-0062 for more information. Pre-registration required at, learn more at