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					                           St. Mary's Parish
                                                                                     November 21, 2010
                                                                                     Our Lord Jesus Christ the King


                                 Parish Calendar                          Poinsettia Donations
                                                                          Envelopes are available in the back
Pastor:                                                                   of the church for those who would
Fr. Francis Abuah-Quansah        *November 28 No CCD
                                 *November 30 Parish Council              like to donate towards the purchase
904 Central Ave.                                                          of poinsettias for Christmas. Please
                                  Meeting 7:30pm
Coon Valley, WI 54623            *December 1 Choir Practice 8pm           use the designated envelopes if
                                 *December 4 Craft Show                   possible. If you use another envelope
Phone: (608) 452-3841            *December 6 Altar Society Potluck        be sure to write “Altar Society” on
                                  Dinner 7pm                              the envelope along with poinsettias.
Website: http://stmarycv.org/                                             Annual Tree Lighting
                                 Announcements                            The Coon Valley Lions will be
                                                                          holding their 5th annual “Christmas
Saturday Night Mass:
   7:30 PM                       Parish Council Members                   Tree Lighting” on Friday evening,
                                 Congratulations to the newly elected     November 26th at 6pm. Christmas
                                 Parish Council members. They are         carols, a visit by Santa and the
Sunday Mass:                                                              lighting of the trees will be followed
                                 Rhonda Buckmaster, Wayne Dwyer,
  7:30 AM                        Peter Hansen, David Humfeld,             by the unveiling of the donation
                                 Robert Kerska & Nancy Peters. Their      board. This focus of this year’s event
Weekday Mass:                    first meeting will be on Tuesday,        is to raise money for the Westby
Wednesday at 8:00 AM             November 30, 2010 at 7:30pm.             Food Pantry. Come and join us for
                                                                          fun, food and to help out a good
                                 Diocesan Appeal                          cause.
Confessions:                     Have you turned in you pledge card
Before Mass                      for the Annual Diocesan Appeal?          Cookie Walk
                                 Please do so as soon as possible. The    Coon Valley Lutheran Church will
                                 card can include the full donation, a    be holding their annual “hanging of
New Parishioners:                                                         the greens” service and cookie walk
Welcome to our parish            partial donation or just a pledge. It
                                 can be mailed using the envelope         on Wednesday, December 1
family! Please contact the       provided with the card or returned to    beginning at 7pm. Make your
parish office for registration   church and placed in the collection      holiday baking easy. Pick out your
and for your welcome and         basket. Either way, we really would      favorite cookies and enjoy a cup of
information packet.              like them all returned in the next few   coffee. Cookies sell for $5/dozen or
                                 weeks. If you can’t make a donation      $5/pound.
Baptism: Please call the         this year, please indicate so on the     Card Party
parish office to register for    card and return it. We are looking for   Come and enjoy an afternoon
                                 100% of the cards to be returned.        playing cards on Sunday, November
baptism preparation.
                                 Thanks You                               14, in the undercroft at St. Joseph the
Baptism preparation                                                       Workman Cathedral in La Crosse,
consists of two classes,         A special thank you goes out to Linda
                                 Berg and Kristi Hansen for offering      from 2-4pm. This annual card party
which should be completed        to chair the St. Francis guild.          is sponsored by the La Crosse
before the birth of your                                                  chapter of the Catholic Daughters of
child if possible.               An anonymous donor has paid for the      America. The cost is $2 which
                                 paint used in the rectory. The house     includes lunch and door prizes. Bring
                                 will soon be finished and it looks       a foursome and have your own table.
Sacrament of Anointing /         great!
visitation of the sick:                                                   Presentation on Cardinal Dulles
Please let the parish office     Altar Society Christmas Party            Msgr. Bernard McGarty will present
                                 The Ladies Altar Society                 “Cardinal Avery Dulles: A
know when someone you            organization will be holding their       Theologian for All Seasons” at
know is in need of either the    Christmas potluck on Monday,             6:30pm on Monday, November 22 in
sacrament or a pastoral visit.   December 6 beginning at 7pm.             the Viterbo University Fine Arts
                                 Ladies are welcome to bring a guest      Center Main Theatre. This event is
Mass Intentions:                 to the party.                            free and open to the public.
Mass intention envelopes         Craft Show                               Holy Trinity Home Tour
are now available in the         Our Parish will be hosting the annual    Holy Trinity will be hosting a
back of church and at the        craft show on Saturday, December 4.      Holiday Home Tour and Bazaar on
side door. Please use these      The event will be from 7:30am-           Sunday, December 5th. The bazaar
envelopes for requesting a       2:30pm at the Coon Valley Village        and cookie walk will be from 8am-
Mass intention.                  Hall. We are asking members to           3pm. The home tour will be from
                                 donate items for the bake sale. They     noon-5pm and feature 4 homes.
                                 can be dropped off on Friday,            Tickets are $15 in advance and $20
                                 December 3 from 6-9pm or Saturday        the day of the tour. Please see the
                                 morning starting at 6am.                 flyer in back of church for more
                                                                          details.
                                The Christmas Store                           and conclude by 3:30pm with noon
Televised Masses for            Catholic Charities Christmas Store to         lunch and Sunday Eucharist included.
Shut-ins:                       open December 6. Volunteers are
   10                                                                         Offering: $40
WXOW CH 19 La Crosse –          needed to “clerk” the store. If you are
                                available from 9am – noon or 1-4pm,           For all retreats contact St. Anthony’s in
Sunday: 9:30 AM                 any Monday – Thursday starting                Marathon at (715) 443-2236 to register, if
EWTN (cable/sat.) –             December 6 – 21, Catholic Charities           you need a ride to the Center, or to receive
Sunday: 7 AM & 11 AM            could use your help. To find out more         additional information. You can also contact
Daily: 7 AM & 6 PM              information call Karen at 782-0710            St. Anthony’s by e-mail:
                                ext 202 or email her at                       info@sarcenter.com Web-Site:
Catholic Broadcasting:          kbecker@cclse.org. Last year we were          www.sarcenter.com
                                able to provide brighter Christmases
EWTN Catholic Cable
Television Vernon
                                to over 220 families. Become a
                                Catholic Charities Christmas Angel
                                                                              Last Week in Giving
Telephone Cable – Chan.         and help us spread the joy! If you            November 14, 2010
143                             can’t volunteer they are still taking
MediaCom Chan 15 – Coon         donations.                                              Adult Envelopes $          910.00
Valley                          Marriage Encounter Weekends                                    Offertory $          66.10
Chan 74 – La Crosse also        Just as we celebrate Thanksgiving by                               Total $         976.10
available via satellite         gathering together with family, why
                                not celebrate your marriage by                This Week in Prayer
Youth Religion Education        attending a Worldwide Marriage
                                Encounter Weekend? It’s a positive,           (Sat) 4:00P.M.      St. Joseph’s Parish
Program:                        simple common sense, private                                      Omer & Henry
Program Director is Jodie       experience between husband and wife                               Degenhardt
Holdorf. She can be reached     that revitalizes your marriage. The                7:30 P.M.      Parish Family
at 452-2433. Classes are        next Worldwide Marriage Encounter             (Sun) 7:30 A.M.     Parish Family
Sundays at 8:30AM               Weekends are January 28-30 in                       9:00 A.M.     St. Joseph’s Parish
                                Brookfield, February 11-13 in Cedar                               Arnie, Jean & Craig
Natural Family Planning:        Falls, IA, February 18-20 in Crystal                              Meyers
                                Lake, IL & March 18-20 in Madison.                10:30 A.M.      St. Peter’s Parish
Information on natural          Early registration is highly
family planning can be                                                                            Leo & Leona Cavadini
                                recommended. For more information             (Mon) 8:00 A.M.     St. Joseph’s Parish
obtained by calling 800-        visit their website at: alifetimeoflove.org                       Dennis Goody
255-6226 or visiting the        or call (888) 574-5653.                       (Tues) 8:00 A.M.    St. Peter’s Parish
web site at                     Christmas in Holmen                           (Wed) 8:00 A.M.     Parish Family
nfp@dioceseoflacrosse.com       A Christmas Cookie Walk and Home
                                Tour will be held in Holmen Sunday,           (Thur) 8:00 A.M.    St. Peter’s Parish
Catholic Charities:             December 5th. The cookie sale will be                             Thanksgiving Mass
Catholic Charities offers       held at St. Elizabeth from 11:30am-           (Fri) 8:00 A.M.     St. Joseph’s Parish
many services in our            3:00pm. The Home Tour will include                                Jean Kammel
diocese. Programs offered       5 locations. Tickets are $10 each and
include: emergency              must be purchased in advance or at            (Sat) 4:00P.M.      St. Joseph’s Parish
services, adoption services,    Holmen Lutheran Church the day of                                 Joseph & Orena
mental health counseling,       the tour. Tickets will not be available                           Mikshowsky
financial counseling,           at the homes. Advance home tour                    7:30 P.M.      Parish Family
HIV/AIDS ministries,            tickets are available at St. Elizabeth,       (Sun) 7:30 A.M.     Parish Family
immigration services, in-       Holmen Lutheran Church & Ethel’s                    9:00 A.M.     St. Joseph’s Parish
home support for children       Attic.                                                            Margaret McKnight
with disabilities, and          Christmas House Walk                              10:30 A.M.      St. Peter’s Parish
domestic abuse services. For    The Cashton Cupboard & Closet
more information please call
1-888-212-HELP or visit
                                Food Pantry & Resale Shop is                  Next Week in Service
                                sponsoring a Christmas House Walk
their website at                on Sunday, November 28, 11:30-                Saturday – 7:30 P.M.
www.cclse.org.                  5:00. Five area homes will be                 Servers: McKenzie & Spencer Berg
                                featured, and tickets will be available
                                at the Cashton Community Hall. The            Reader: Jeana LeJeune
                                cost is $10/person, which includes all        Eucharist: Marion Korn
                                five homes, plus coffee & cider at the
                                Community Hall where there also               Ushers: Andy LeJeune & Volunteer
                                will be a cookie sale, nativity scene
                                display, and Christmas decor sale.            Sunday – 7:30 A.M.
                                Please, no children under 10 years of
                                age. All proceeds go to the Cashton           Servers: Ross Stalsberg & Eric
                                Cupboard & Closet Building Fund.                       Schreier
                                Retreats Available                            Reader: Kathy Korn
“Lord Jesus, increase my
                                Saint Anthony’s Spirituality Center           Eucharist: Sue Humfeld
faith. Give me the courage      will be offering these retreats –
to trust in you, especially                                                   Ushers: Dave Humfeld & Volunteer
when I am tempted to lose       The Spirituality Center is offering an
heart. Give me the grace not    Advent Day of Prayer entitled “It’s           Money Counters: Pat Holte & Geri
                                hard to believe: We’re Pregnant,”                    Lusk
to give in to anger, fear, or   on Sunday, December 5, 2010. This
despair. Help me to love you    Advent Day will help us find the new          If you are not able to be at the
more each day.”                 life God might be creating right now          Mass scheduled above please find a
                                in us. This day will begin at 10am            substitute.

				
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