ST. ALOYSIUS CATHOLIC CHURCH

615 Wyandotte - Po Box 364 - Meriden, Kansas 66512

Phone (785) 484-3312 -- E-mail to stalsmer@yahoo.com – Website: www.staloysiusinmeriden.org

Pastor: Fr. Jim Moster Parish Secretary: Samantha Stallbaumer

Fr. Jim Moster email: jmoster@archkck.org

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 -

9:45am – 10:15am Sunday mornings, 8:00am -8:15am Tues./Thurs., or by appointment


First Sunday of Lent: The Spirit drove Jesus out into the desert, and he remained in the desert for forty days, tempted by Satan. He was among wild beasts, and the angels ministered to him. After John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God: “This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.” - Mark 1:12-15

The Marcan version of the temptation of Jesus in the desert is the shortest. Still, it evokes all the danger imaginable: a wasteland, angelic powers bad and good, wild beasts, and a lengthy time. Having experienced many retreats through the years, I know that solitude and silence, even in a comfortable setting, can challenge heart, soul, and mind. One must believe that Jesus' retreat was a defining experience of his humanity. Only after this baptism and desert sojourn does Jesus proclaim with great conviction: “ The kingdom of God is at hand.” We need silence and solitude to deepen our faith convictions.

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 FEBRUARY 18, 2018

Monday, Feb 19, 2018 7:00p.m. Adult Education Series “Untold Blessings” Session 1

Introduction & Finding the Center Part I


Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018 8:10a.m. Rosary

8:30a.m. Mass – Intention for + Merlin Magathan

Following Mass Adult Education Book Study - 7 Secrets of Confession

Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 8:10a.m. Rosary

8:30a.m. Mass – Intention for + Bernice Leiker


Friday, Feb 23, 2018 7:00p.m. Mary's Way of the Cross at St. Theresa(Light Meal Following)

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018 9:15-10:15a.m. Religious Education

9:15-10:15a.m. Adult Education Series “Untold Blessings” Session 1

10:30a.m. Mass – Intention for + Jack Desch

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, Judi Schreiner, Rose Moe, Connie Harper, Bob Foresman , Angela Winn, and Joel Rivera.

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 angie.rosebrough@gmail.com.

DON'T FORGET - EXTRA INCOME FOR ST. ALOYSIUS

BRING YOUR ALUMINUM CANS TO THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE BUILDING FOR RECYCLING!!!

In the event of bad weather WIBW will be the main place to find out if weekend services are canceled or not. You can check the TV and their website for information.

HOW ARE WE DOING? FISCAL YEAR TO DATE 7/1/17- 6/30/18

Weekly Regular/Children/Plate

02/11/18

$2,057.52

YTD Regular Plate -

$91,809.05

Weekly Building Fund

02/11/18

$260.00

YTD Building Fund -

$8,943.00

Weekly other income

02/11/18

$1,333.00

YTD other income -

$28,121.39

(Does not include extra parochial collections or donations to specific agencies i.e. God's Storehouse etc.)


Total Income

$3,650.52

YTD Income

$128,873.44


Weekly Income Needed

$3,450.00

Income Needed

$113,850.00


Difference

$200.52

Difference

$15,023.44


Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 10:30a.m. (If you are unable to meet your commitment, please find a substitute.)

Lectors:

1) Dolores Korb 2) Beth Williams 3) Tristan Hahn

Eucharistic Ministers:

Sharon Desch, Wayne Fletcher, Avis Fletcher, Gene Boden, Nancy Boden

Usher/Hospitality:

Rita Lavin, Chris Wells, Josh Wheeler, Logan Wheeler

Servers:

Jilyan Stallbaumer, Sawyer Stallbaumer, Austin Anderson, Tucker Holthaus

Offertory:

Bob and Rose Baker


ITS NOT TOO LATE TO SIGN UP FOR YOUR CHURCH DIRECTORY PICTURES! Go to the St. Aloysius website and click on the link to sign up online, sign up after church, or contact Samantha 785-286-3262, stallbaumers@gmail.com. Picture are on Feb 19, 20, 21, 28 & March 1 from 2:30-9:00pm and Sat March 3 from 9:30-4:00. If you cannot make one of those dates please contact Samantha.

Your gift to the Archbishop's Call to Share is still needed! We are all “Called to Share”! Gifts of any amount are welcome, fill out a pledge card or donate online at www.calltoshare.org. Our parish has raised $11,310, this is 70% of our goal. Thank you to all who have responded to the needs of our Church in northeastern Kansas.

We are looking for a few good men/women to be an assistant or part of a committee on Parish Council. Contact the church office or one of the council members to let us know if you or someone you know is interested. Current Members: President - Terry Middendorf, Fellowship – Samantha Stallbaumer, Community Service – Nita Jensen, Respect Life – Avis Fletcher, Liturgy – Beth Williams, Maintenance – John Heuertz, Evangelization – Cassy Bevitt & Heather Roenne, Finance – Jerel Wright.

Join one of the Adult Education Groups(teens to adult) to meeting at St. Aloysius during Lent: “Untold Blessings”, by Bishop Barron Sundays Beginning Feb 25, 9:15-10:15 in Parish Hall & Mondays beginning Feb 19, 7:00pm RE Wing. Contact Samantha Stallbaumer for more info. OR 7-Secrets of Confession, beginning Feb 20, after 8:30am Mass. Contact Angie Rosebrough for more info.

Lenten Mission, “Follow Mother Teresa to the Cross of Jesus” Feb 19-20, 7-8pm at Mother Teresa of Calcutta. Contact Mary 785-286-2188 with any questions.

One day Women’s Lenten Retreat: Sat., Feb. 24, from 9:00-3:00 (lunch included) at St. Francis Xavier, Catholic Church, 3rd & James in Mayetta. Suggested donation is $30. Facilitated by Joann McCracken & Patti Jarvis from the Cape May Marianist Family Retreat Center, New Jersey. More info., contact Marceta, 785-608-8899 or marcetar@gmail.com. Could you help with the retreat? Contact Marceta or the St. Al's office.

Recharge Marriage Workshop @ Christ the King, Topeka. Sunday March 4, from 2-6pm for more information contact Shannon Nichol at snichol@ctktopeka.org or 785-273-0710 or got to www.ctktopek.org

CRS Rice Bowl is Catholic Relief Services' Lenten faith -in -action program: 1st Week in Lent we encounter Majd and his family, people forced to flee violence, searching for stability. How are we called to welcome the stranger in our midst? How can you support those, worldwide, who are forced to flee their homes to find safety or better opportunities? Visit crsricebowl.org for more information.

Marriage Minute: Jesus' time in the desert was not easy, but he survived it because he relied on his father through prayer, which strengthened him for his mission. As married couples, we rely on God through prayer, sacraments, and by using all the resources the Body of Christ has for us. This includes gaining valuable skills through marriage enrichment. To grow in prayer this Lent, try the online email retreat at www.archkck.org/30dayretreat.

Mass with Anointing of the sick Sat, March 3, at Cure of Ars Church, more info. contact Bob Fitzgerald, 913-499-7118.