From Fr. Beatty, I suggest driving by the construction site if you get a chance. I think you'll find it worth your while. Alternatively, you can always get a visual from the most recent half-hour at www.stkater.net/webcam.html. For Your Calendar Many of the bishops of the global Church have been meeting in Rome this week in a General Synod, which is basically a formal meeting of bishops that doesn't rise to the level of a Council. The theme is "pastoral challenges to the family in the context of evangelization." So many of the problems facing the faithful around the world fall under this theme! It is also a difficult theme to discuss. On the one hand, the Church must be absolutely and always supportive of families in all their shapes and sizes and configurations and complications. On the other hand, we do no one a favor by pretending that there isn't a God-given ideal. It can be tough to find things to say that don't seem to compromise one of those two un-compromisables! Oct 11, Saturday: AED Training at St. Patrick after Mass I like the phrase "in the context of evangelization" because it puts a positive tone behind the theme. There's a lot of defensive talk about "protecting the family" and the like, and there's certainly a place for that, but the Church really doesn't belong in a strictly defensive posture. Our goal is not to survive or to hold our own or to cling to what is, but to evangelize and win disciples and convert hearts. Please join me in praying for wisdom for our bishops as they lead us in following Christ, and for God's constant help to families of every kind as they face mounting challenges around the world. Oct 12, Sunday: AED Training at St. Mary after Mass Oct 15, Wednesday: 4th Degree Knights of Columbus meeting, 7:30pm Oct 18, Saturday: Gallatin County Jr. High Student Council is sponsoring the “5th Annual St. Jude 3-Mile Walk” in honor of Brittany Richardson. Registration starts at 8:30AM and the walk begins at 9:00AM. It will be held at the Gallatin County School. The cost is a $5 entry fee per participant. Kids age 3 and under are free! 5th Annual St. Jude T-shirt will be available for sale for $15 each. Join in on the fun with this year’s cake walk during registration. Proceeds will be divided between St. Jude and the Family of Brittany Richardson. There will be prizes, snacks, BBQ sandwiches, and drinks. Please contact Amanda Drone at the Gallatin County Jr. high School for any additional information. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Oct 19, Sunday: Ridgway Knights of Columbus will have a chicken dinner from 10:30 AM to 1 PM at St. Joseph Gym in Ridgway. Proceeds from the dinner will go to the St. Kateri building fund. Ridgway KC members and Altar Society ladies are asked to bring a home baked dessert. AED Training. There will be AED training the 1st and 2nd weekends in October. The training will be in the Church right after Mass at all locations. Weekend Snack Packs for 2014-2015 Volunteers to help make the snack packs are also being sought. If you are willing to help stuff bags, please come to St. Mary’s basement on Thursdays at 5:30pm. The making of snack packs should take no longer than 30 minutes. All of the prayers, cards, calls, emails, gifts, meals, and other acts of kindness during my hospitalizations and recuperation have been greatly appreciated. May God bless all of you. ~Sharon Seely Thanks to all my family and friends for the cards, gifts, and birthday wishes. Also for celebrating with us at my surprise 75th birthday party. It was a shock, didn’t know how many people could keep a secret from me. God’s blessing and my love to each. ~Dolores Schmitt Oct 19, Sunday: PSR Class Oct 20, Monday: Altar Society Meeting, 6:30pm, North Room Oct 25, Saturday: "Trunk or Treat" at St. Joseph gym. Parking begins at 5:00pm down Combs Street, between the gym and the ball field. Please have trunks pointed into the road. Chili and hot dogs will be in the Church gym beginning at 6:00pm. Costume judging will be at 6:30pm. Trunk judging will be at 6:00pm. Trunk or Treat will begin at 7:00pm. Appetizers and desserts would be appreciated. There will be a silent cake auction. Please bring a can of food to donate to the food bank. Oct 28, Tuesday: Parish Council Discernment, beginning with Mass at 6:30pm, St. Mary’s Chapel, Shawneetown Pray for those who are sick or in hospital: Dave Ahrens, Bob Blair, Ray Brown, John Carruba, Dorothy Drone, Phyllis Drone, Gary Gabel, Jennifer ‘Rider’ Humphrey, Deana Jones, Don Kimbro, Jessica Miller, Andrea Mulvey, Roxanna Nicholes, Rita Peyton, Misty Rung, Shannon Sauls, Ed Sieverding, Frank Sisk, James Stone, Paul Tanner, Melinda Wolf, Frances Bertino, Christie Etienne, Gabriel Payne, Frank Golden, Ray Parker, Johnny Wargel. Also remember our sick and shut-ins: Lily Bickenbach, Jack Brown, Ruth Brown, Jim Coyle, Connie Craig, Nina Kay Dallas, Jim Doyle, Becky Drone, Gregg Drone, Pat E. Drone, Pauline 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, Norma Jean Jacobs, Barry Lee Jones, Sandy Jones, Mike Lane, Vonnie Massey, Marie Mitchell, Barb Naas, Jesse W. Parker, Beth Pyle, John Scherrer, Gertrude Scherrer, Priscilla Seely, Theresa Shoulders, Frank Skaggs, Bob Vickery, Chuck Vinyard, Jean Wargel, Runette Williams, Terry Wiles. (To add/delete a name from the list please call the office: 618-272-7059.) _________________________________________________________________ OUR RETURN GIFTS TO GOD LAST WEEK: Thank you for your generosity. Envelopes (129): $3752.00 Loose Collection: $468.00 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 Most Rev. Edward K. Braxton Bishop of Belleville Building Fund (Pledges): $4,060.00 Weekend Snack Pack: $460.00 _____________________________________________________________ Saturday, October 18, 2014 St. Joseph Chapel Lector: Janet Cremeens Eucharistic Ministers: Mary Jean Casey, Marti Storto, Nadine York Server: Gage & Haley Bonneville Greeters: Mark & Nadine York Sunday, October 19, 2014 St. Mary Chapel Lector: Mary Jo O. Morgan Eucharistic Ministers: Mary E Neumann, Jim Raper, Mary Jo York Servers(KofC): Thomas McGuire & Dave Eubanks Greeters & Ushers: Hugh & Wanda Scates - Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Lily of the Mohawks Office Hours: Tuesday through Thursday 8:30am - 12:00pm 1:00pm - 4:30pm Building Fund: $890.0 Liturgical Ministers Schedule: “The Cross was the glory of my life and of my death, and I want you to make it yours.” Fr. Steven L. Beatty Pastor The Twenty-Eight Sunday in Ordinary Time: October 11th & 12th, 2014 Mass Schedule for this week Saturday, Sunday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, October October October October October October October October October October 11, 12, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 5:00 PM 9:00 AM 5:00 PM No Mass 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 5:00 PM 9:00 AM PONDS SHAW RIDG For our Parish Anna Frances Drone Alvena Doerr RIDG EQUY PONDS SHAW EQUY SHAW Carl Abell Hubert Drone Dwight Seely Ann & Ralph Harmon For our Parish Kay Wargel Please consider remembering your parish in your will.
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