Bulletin Nov 27 2011 by linxiaoqin

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									                                First Sunday of Advent
                                  November 27, 2011
                                         St. Mary Catholic Church
                                              218 W. Kentucky
                                          Trenton, IL 62293-1131
                          Bishop of Belleville: Home: 234-5262; Office 277-8298
                                       Pastor: Fr. Joseph C. Rascher
               Office: 224-9335    Home: 224-2636 Email: frjcrascher@stmarytrenton.com
                                    PSR Email: psr@stmarytrenton.com
             Secretary: Betsy Horstmann: Office: 224-9335 Email: betsy@stmarytrenton.com
                          Parish Center Reservations: Betsy Horstmann, 224-9335
                                         Parish Center: 224-9274
              Website: www.stmarytrenton.com Pastor’s Blog: www.frjcrascher.wordpress.com
                                            Parish Office Hours:
                                 Fr. Joe: Tuesday – Saturday (times vary)
                               Betsy: Tuesday-Thursday 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
                                        Bulletin Deadline: Tuesdays
                    Welcome New Parishioners! Please call the Parish Office to register.

SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: Saturdays from 3:30-4 or anytime by appointment.
                MARRIAGE PREPARATION: Please contact parish office or pastor at least six months prior
                to wedding so that preparations can be completed. No weddings during the six weeks of Lent.
                BAPTISMAL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE BAPTISM ARE REQUIRED: Classes are after
                9 a.m. Mass on the 2nd Sunday of the month. Classes meet only if appointment has been made
                before noon on Thursday the week before the class. You are encouraged to take these classes
before the birth of your child. Call during office hours for an appointment. Please complete a green baptismal
request form (located in the vestibule), and return it to the rectory before attending the class. Parents &
sponsors need to attend. Both sponsors should be active in their faith and at least one should be Catholic.

Celebrations of the Eucharist                                                                     Intentions
Mon Nov. 28 No Mass Advent Weekday (Is 2:1-5; Mt 8:5-11)
Tues Nov. 29 6:30 pm Advent Weekday (Is 11:1-10; Lk 10:21-24)                                Mildred Kiefer
Wed Nov. 30 8:00 am St. Andrew (Rom 10:9-18; Mt 4:18-22)                            Charles & Hilda Kasson
Thurs Dec. 1      8:00 am Advent Weekday (Is 26:1-6; Mt 7:21, 24-27)                       Josephine Smith
Fri    Dec. 2     8:00 am Advent Weekday (Is 29:17-24; Mt 9:27-31)                          Fr. Paul Stauder
Sat    Dec. 3     4:15 pm Vigil: Second Sunday of Lent                                        Marie Brefeld
Sun    Dec. 4     9:00 am Second Sunday of Lent                                          Our Parish Family
                              (Is 40:1-11; 2 Pt 3:8-14; Mk 1:1-18)

           Your Gifts to God Last Week
Envelopes (135)                2,638.00                For the month of November, 500 envelope sets were
Plate                            193.00                mailed to parish households. Last weekend 135 of
                     Total     2,831.00                those were returned for a percentage of 27%. For
Sister Parish                     77.00                those who are regular in acknowledging the blessings
Religious Ed Fund                  5.00                God has given them we are grateful.
CCHD                             127.00

Communion Ministers:
Sat., Dec 3, 4:15 pm: Diane Palas, Mary Sommers, Joan Weisenfeld, Pete Schumacher, Irene Schumacher,
Drew Dumstorff
Sun., Dec 4, 9:00 am: Barb Lodes, Steve Lodes, Ben Kohlbrecher, Pam Kohlbrecher, Lee Willette, Linda
Willette
Servers:
Sat., Dec 3, 4:15 pm: Alyssa Wellinghoff, Ryan Timmermann, Abby Becherer, Garrett Becherer
Sun., Dec 4, 9:00 am: Cameron Kapp, Cami Meddows, Ellie Wessel, Melanie Wesselmann
Lector:                                                         Musician:
Sat., Dec 3, 4:15 pm: Joan Strobel                              Sat., Dec 3, 4:15 pm: Shalom
Sun., Dec 4, 9:00 am: Lindsey Wiegmann                          Sun., Dec 4, 9:00 am: Mary Klein

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Sun Nov. 27                         No PSR Classes – Happy Thanksgiving.
Tues. Nov. 29   7:11 pm             The Meeting at 7/11 (RCIA)
Thurs Dec. 1    6:30 pm             Ladies Cleaning Church (all help is greatly appreciated)
Fri.  Dec. 2    9:00 am             Pastoral Homebound Visits
               Congratulations to Ronald Schultz of St. Mary Parish and Kathryn Ann Klein who celebrated
               the Sacrament of Marriage at our parish last Saturday, November 19, 2011. May God bring to
               completion the good work He has begun in you and give you many happy years together.

Attention PSR Parents: PLEASE take the time to check your child’s PSR folder. There is information
regarding the upcoming Christmas program in the folder. The Christmas program will be held on Sunday,
December 11 following 9 a.m. Mass. Rehearsal will be held on Saturday, December 10 at 10 a.m. in Church.
(Check with Kim to see if this is ok.)
In Memory: $125 was received for the St. Mary Development/Memorial Fund in memory of Marie Brefeld.
We thanks Marie’s family and friends for remember her parish family with these donations.
Mass in Spanish is now celebrated at 12:00 noon at St. Damian in Damiansville. Please, pass the word on to
anyone who would like to attend. (Misa en Español se celebra a las 12:00 mediodía en San Damián en
Damiansville. Por favor, pasen la voz a todos aquellos que deseen asistir.)

                Would you like to experience some of the religious customs of Mexico surrounding the feast
                of Our Lady of Guadalupe? The feast day of the Virgin Mary, who appeared to the Aztec
                Indian St. Juan Diego near what is today Mexico City, Mexico, is December 12. In this apparition
                Mary is known as Our Lady of Guadalupe (Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe). Under this title,
                Blessed Pope John Paul II named her the patron saint and “Empress of all the Americas.” The
Hispanic Ministry and Mexican community of the North Central Deanery invites all people to join them in a
celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at a NOON Mass (in Spanish) at St.
Damian Church in Damiansville, followed by a Mexican meal in the gym. Our Confirmation candidates will be
attending this Mass and meal. If anyone else from the parish would like to attend the Mass and meal, please
call Fr. Joe or Kim Moss so that we can inform the organizers of this event how many people to expect.
Parishioners are also invited to attend the Mananitas, a time of listening to and singing songs in honor of the
Blessed Virgin Mary which will take place at Midnight (12:00 AM) Sunday morning, December 11. Hot
chocolate and goodies following the singing.

The Shrine will be hosting the Way of Lights from November 18 – January 1, from 5-9 pm. This is a fun
family event with many activities. Brochures are available in the pamphlet rack at the main entrance of church.
(Free Admission)

St. John UCC is planning the annual Community Christmas Candlelight Concert this year for December 11.
Any individual who enjoys singing is invited to participate in two numbers to be performed by the mass choir.
To learn the music, singers are welcome to join the St. John choir between 7-8 pm any Wednesday night until
the concert. Mass choir rehearsals will be Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10-11:15 am and dress rehearsal on Saturday,
Dec. 10 between 9-11 am. Please notify Karen Koch, 224-7102 (karenkoch@charter.net) to receive a copy of
the music and answer any questions.
Marriage Encounter Opportunity - Let us all be thankful for the gift of our vocation. Learn how to enrich
your vocation of Marriage or Holy Orders by attending an enrichment opportunity made just for you. The next
Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend in this area is December 2nd to 4th. Early registration is highly
recommended. To register or for more information call 888-889-9963 or go online at www.wwme.org.

A 24-hour New Year’s Contemplative Prayer Retreat: December 31 – January 1, with Mark Dean, OMI at
King’s House Retreat and Renewal Center in Belleville. “Mary-Woman of the Year & Guide for our Hearts”
Experience a prayerful transition into the New Year with Mark Dean, OMI. This retreat includes presentations
and time for personal reflection. Registration and lite dinner beings at 5 pm New Year’s Eve and concludes
January 1 at 7 pm. Eucharist included. King’s House is in a quiet, wooded area just 20 minutes by freeway
from downtown St. Louise. For further information call Kings’ House at 1-800-779-7909.

King’s House Annual Open House & Vespers, Friday, December 16 from 5-10 pm. Vespers at 6:30 pm. Join
the King’s House family for this time of fellowship, good food and gratitude for all God’s blessing!

Christmas Madrigal Dinner. Join us for this enjoyable holiday custom. A Madrigal Dinner is an American
form of dinner theater generally held during the Christmas season. It is set in the Middle Ages and is generally
comedic in nature. The meal is divided into courses, each of which is heralded with a traditional song. A play
is preformed between the courses and a concert of choral music concludes the festivities. Two performances:
Saturday or Sunday, December 17 & 18 at 7 pm. Seating begins at 6:30 pm; Silent Auction opens at 6 pm.
Tickets are $30. Call 618-409-0015 for more information or to purchase tickets.

Sunday, Nov. 27th, the Aviston Knights of Columbus are having their all you can eat breakfast at the Aviston
American Legion. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 A.M. till 11:30 A.M.

Thanks to all parishioners who attended and assisted with the Annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service and
reception last Sunday. Rev. Mike May received the Trenton Council of Churches award for his service to the
TCC and Trenton over the past 19 years. He will be retiring from Westgate Baptist Church next spring.
Season of                                                                              A Blessing for an Advent Wreath
                                                                                       in the Home
ADVENT                                                                                 Parishioners are encouraged to place an
                                                                                       advent wreath in their home and light it
                                                                                       before the family meal. This prayer may be
The Giving Tree is set up in the main entrance of church. You are                      said before lighting it for the first time this
invited to take an ornament and bring the suggested gift, wrapped and                  Sunday.
with the label attached. Most of the agencies involved want the gift                   Lord our God,
early, so our deadline is Sunday, December 11th. The gifts will be                     we praise you for your Son,
collected and given to Violence Prevention Center in Belleville (green                 Jesus Chirst:
                                                                                       he is Emmanuel, the hope of the
trees); Countryside Manor in Aviston (yellow stars); and the Highland                  peoples,
Pregnancy Center (red ornaments). Your generosity is always greatly                    he is the wisdom that teaches and
appreciated by the recipients.                                                         guides us,
                                                                                       he is the Savior of every nation.
Opportunity for the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Advent -                        Lord God,
The area Advent Penance Service schedule is as follows: December 1                     let you blessing come upon us
at 7:00 pm: St .Anthony/St. Augustine/St. Dominic at St. Augustine,                    as we light the candles of this
Breese; December 4 at 1:30 pm: St. Bernard/St. Damians at Albers;                      wreath.
December 4 at 3:00 pm: St. Mary’s, Carlyle; December 4 at 4:30 pm:                     May the wreath and its light be a
                                                                                       sign of Christ’s promise to bring us
St. Boniface, Germantown; December 11 at 3 pm: St. Francis, Aviston;                   salvation.
December 11 at 4:30 pm: St. Mary, Trenton; December 11 at 3:30                         May he come quickly and not delay.
pm: St. Joseph/St. George at St. Joseph, Lebanon;; December 13 at 7:00                 We ask this through Christ our Lord.
pm: St. Rose; December 13 at 7 pm: St. Mary, Centralia; December 15                    Each time the wreath is lit during Advent
at 6:00 pm: St. Lawrence, Sandoval; December 15 at 7:00 pm: St.                        (at least before a Sunday Meal) the
                                                                                       following may be said,
Cecilia, Bartelso.
                                                                                       Leader says: Come, Lord Jesus!
The Advent “Little Books” are offered at the church doors over the next       All respond: Come quickly!
several weekends. These pocket-sized books help readers spend six             All say: Bless us O, Lord…
                                                                              (or whatever meal prayer the family is
minutes each day walking through the Scriptures with guiding reflections      familiar with)
to help us prepare to celebrate the birth of the Lord in our hearts. People
are often surprised how easy it is to pray this way, and how deep this form of prayers can be. Take one book
per family and use throughout Advent.
Take a Quiet Day of Prayer and Relaxation Just for YOU! “Watchful and Alert: Our Advent Call to Hope”
is on Friday, December 9 from 9 am to 3 pm with Bro. Pat McGee, OMI at the King’s House. A personal Day
of Prayer which includes opening and closing reflections, celebration of the Eucharist, optional Sacrament of
Reconciliation, time for personal reflection, and a delicious lunch. Join us for this day of prayer as we come
together to reflect on this call we each share: To be more discerning and prophetic, to be people of hope in our
world. Open to all: single, married, religious, & clergy. Suggested offering is $25, pre-registration required.
Massage option available for additional fee. Call King’s House for information or to have a flyer mailed to you.
297-0584.

                                                                          The New Translation of the Mass – And so it begins!
                                                                                                        A meditation by Fr. Joe
                       This weekend we begin using the new translation of the Mass that I’ve been preaching and teaching
                       about for two months each Sunday. Catholics throughout the English speaking church in the United
                       States have been preparing for this day for over a year and now it is here! For a while, things may
                       seem a little strange or different. Certainly the congregation and I will have “slip ups” where we
                       begin to say the former words of the dialogue between priest and people, and then realize, “Opps,
I’m supposed to be saying something different!” Let’s just be patient with ourselves. Getting upset or making a big deal
out of it will only get in the way of praying. I’d be curious to know how parishioners experienced the new translation after
a couple of weeks of use. Is it a positive change? Is it a challenge to understand? Are they upset or have no opinion? I
hope to have some sort of “mystogogical” experience in January where all who are interested can participate and discuss
their experience of the translation, while learning more about it.
       Let’s remember why this change is taking place. It was always expected that the prayers of the church quickly
translated after Vatican II were to be eventually evaluated and revised to better convey the meaning and beauty of the
prayers with which we have become familiar. Holy Father John Paul II gave the church new rules of translation that
required every language group to translate into their vernacular the liturgy in a more precise, literal manner from the Latin
instead of the equivalent translation we have used for 40 plus years. Words do matter, as one of ancient church fathers
said, “The law of prayer is the law of belief” (in other words, the way you pray expresses what you believe).
       I wrote the following on my blog on the internet this past week which might be good for all of us to remember.
“This Sunday and for many weeks I will be reminding myself that the Mass is still the same re-presentation of the sacrifice
of Jesus and anticipation of the banquet feast of eternal life no matter what words are used. There will still be bread and
wine become his body and blood and the assembly will still gather to be feed by word and sacrament in order to be
transformed into what they receive.”
       “Calling to mind the big picture, another generation of priests will probably grieve and fuss [like I have] about
another “new” translation that comes their way in 40 years or so. I’m sure all of us priests of every time and place will
have a chance at the great con-celebration of the eternal Eucharist of Heaven to discuss (and laugh) how inadequately
any of our translations lived up to the task of communicating in earthly language and ritual the reality of the bliss of the
eternal banquet of life when we see God face to face.”
       Check out the whole article at My Altar-net View http://frjcrascher.wordpress.com/

								
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