Parish Schedule and From the Mass Intentions Pastor’s Desk SATURDAY November 26 Weekday Advent is the beginning of a new year of grace Mass 5:00pm Harvat and Pribonic Family (2011-2012). Advent is a new season in the Church’s SUNDAY November 27 First Sunday of Advent Mass 8:30am People of the Parish life of prayer, our life in the Lord, as we focus on PSR 9:40am No PSR Classes watching for the Lord’s coming. This season begins Mass 11:00am Michael Kichurchak with our reflection of the Lord’s coming at the end of MONDAY November 28 Advent Weekday the ages. This first Sunday of Advent provides us Mass 8:30am All Souls with advice for the proper posture of a disciple TUESDAY November 29 Advent Weekday Mass 8:30am Joseph and Anna Harvat waiting for Jesus to come: “Be watchful! Be Alert!” WEDNESDAY November 30 Saint Andrew, Apostle (Mark 13:33). Open our hearts and… Mass 8:30am Special Intention Devotions 6:45pm Avila Prayers for Vocations Grant your faithful, we pray, almighty God, Meeting 8:00pm AA Meeting (Church Hall) The resolve to run forth to meet your Christ THURSDAY December 1 Advent Weekday With righteous deeds at his coming, Mass 8:30am Reverend Victor J. Cimperman So that, gathered at his right hand, FRIDAY December 2 Advent Weekday Mass 8:30am Susan Mitchell (Happy 65th Birthday) They may be worthy to possess the heavenly SATURDAY December 3 Saint Francis Xavier, priest Kingdom. Penance 4:00pm Sacrament of Reconciliation Through our lord Jesus Christ, your Son, Mass 5:00pm Stella Grudosky (31 year Anniversary) Who lives and reigns with you SUNDAY December 4 Second Sunday of Advent In the unity of the Holy Spirit, Mass 8:30am Dr. Stanley D. Oswiecinski PSR 9:40am Parish School of Religion Program One God, for ever and ever. Mass 11:00am People of the Parish Amen. Mass 5:00pm High School Students (Roman Missal, 3rd Edition) Family Perspectives Advent reminds us to be watchful and alert for the Lord in our life now and to be ready for His promised return. Prayer is necessary to do this. Weekly Mass keeps families centered in the Lord and ready for anything. The new Mass prayers, which begin today, will naturally help us be more attentive. Carry this The Holy Father’s Intentions for December attentiveness into family meals and daily prayers. General Intention: That all peoples may grow in Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus! harmony and peace through mutual understanding and respect. Mission Intention: That children and young people General Intercession may be messengers of the Gospel and that they may That families will make time to pray this Advent season be respected and preserved from all violence and and be alert to the Lord’s presence in their homes. Let us pray to the Lord. exploitation. Scriptures For the Week of November 27, 2011 Sunday Is 63:16b-17, 19b; 64:2-7 1 Cor 1:3-9 Mk 13:33-37 Monday Is 2:1-5 Mt 8:5-11 Emma Aguilar, Celia Bican, George and Dee Blower, Tuesday Is 11:1-10 Lk 10:21-24 Dolores Bryan, Johannah Conner, Tom Gardner, James Wednesday Rom 10:9-18 Mt 4:18-22 Ging, Tayha Hostetler, Bob and Kathy James, Mike Thursday Is 26:1-6 Mt 7:21, 24-27 LaMarre, Carol Leach, Marca Kaplar, Marcene, Margaret, Friday Is 29:17-24 Mt 9:27-31 Megan, Ashley Munoz, George Novak, Joy Rogers, Saturday Is 30:19-21, 23-26 Mt 9:35-10:1, 5a, 6-8 Dorothy Rogus, Andrew Sanford, Theresa “Tess” Slenn, Sunday Is 40:1-5, 9-11 2 Pt 3:8-14 Mk 1:1-8 Bruce Styles, Marla Sliwinski, Hank Symanski, Phyllis Todd, Sylvia Trecaso, Raymond and Margaret Wills.... Remember to read and pray the Scriptures daily! O Mary help of the sick, pray for us! St. Joseph, St. Anthony, pray for us! November 27, 2011 Fair Trade Christmas Bazaar 1st Sunday in Advent “Shop with a Conscience and Promote Fair Trade” When: Saturday, December 10th and “Watch, therefore; you do not Sunday, December 11th from 9am to 2pm. know when the lord of the house Admission is free. There will be a Raffle basket & Fair is coming.” Trade coffee & chocolate tasting. Mark 13:35 Location: St. Mary’s Catholic Church (340 N. Main Street, Hudson, Ohio 44236) For the first time ever, Catholic ads are airing Gay and Lesbian Family Ministry nationally on Prime-Time Network TV! On Sunday, December 11, 2011 members of the Diocesan Gay- Starting December 16, CatholicsComeHome.org will Lesbian Family Ministry will gather for an Advent Prayer at St. begin airing Catholic TV ads nationwide, inviting Mary-St. Bernard Parish in Akron, Ohio at 2pm. Father Norm relatives, friends, and others to return home to the Douglas will preside and Lisa Frey will offer the reflection. This Catholic Church. Help now to usher in the largest prayer service will give all an opportunity to open their hearts family reunion in Church history! Pray and spread the for the Lord who is coming. The Ministry invites all to come word by sharing this link with all Catholics you know: and join us for prayer and for the following reception. www.CatholicsComeHome.org/Advent Spaghetti Dinner Living with Benedict Buy your tickets now for the first ever Villa Maria The Benedictine Monks of St. Andrew Abbey in Cleveland, Ohio are inviting single men 18-45 years of age seeking to Community Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, December know God’s will for their life and vocation to participate in a 11, 2011 from noon to 4pm. The dinner will feature the “Living with Benedict” weekend scheduled February 10-12, Villa’s own sauce made from their farm fresh produce and 2012 (Liturgical Spirituality) and May 18-20, 2012 herbs and meatballs made from their Villa farm-raised (Hospitality). For more information or to register, contact Fr. beef. The dinner also includes a tossed salad, beverage, Finbar, OSB at email@example.com or at 216-721-5300, ext. 273. and dessert. Cost is $6 for a large, and $4.50 for a small. Children under 7 eat free! Come for the Nativity Car Donation Program Display and stay for dinner. Take out is available. Avoid the hassles and headaches of trading in or Tickets go fast so call today! For more info or to selling your vehicle yourself by donating it to the purchase tickets, please call 724-964-8920, ext. 3348 or SVDP Car Donation Program. Proceeds from the sale email firstname.lastname@example.org. will be used by the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Diocese of Cleveland, in their charitable programs that assist the Catholic Charities Appeal 2011 needy and suffering. You may also be eligible for an Mother of Sorrows Parish has reached 90% of amount income tax deduction. To donate your vehicle; please pledged ($17,140) by 79 of the members of the parish. call: 1-800-322-8284, St. Vincent de Paul Society, USA This represents 7 6 % of the goal set for our parish of or visit www.svdpusacars.com. $22,532. Please remember to complete your pledge or to donate for the 2011 Catholic Charities Appeal. Thanks for RESPONSE 2012 helping those in need! How will you respond? Would you like to make a difference in your community, the country, or the world? Do you want Thank You! to serve those in need and work for social justice? With Thank you for your contributions to the Collection for nearly 200 programs and thousands of opportunities, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development! 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