Parish of St. Michael
1600 S. Marion Road Sioux Falls, SD 57106
Office 361-1600 Fax 361-4350
School 361-0021 Youth Office 361-1317
7th Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 19, 2012
Cimply Putting It… than 18 months to live. The pain grew until it was devastat-
Don’t you just love tricky questions?...A priest friend of ing. Price describes months of sickening treatments, the
mine for several weeks ended his weekly parish bulletin with agonies of physical therapy, and a variety of remedies that
a couple of questions. I kept track of them and here’s a list: attempted to relieve his pain. He even began to pray and
Why do we drive on parkways and park on driveways? read the Bible which he had not done much of before in his
Were hot dogs ever made of dogs? life. He did note that he didn’t find any quick relief. One
What’s so French about French fries? day, however, he had a vision and it caught him off guard.
Why is the third hand on the watch called the second hand? He saw himself at the Sea of Galilee and Jesus summoned
Why does “fat chance” and “slim chance” mean the same him. They waded out into the water. He writes, “Jesus si-
thing? lently took up handfuls of water and poured them over my
Why do we sing “Take me out to the ball game” when we head and back until the water ran down my puckered scar.
are already there? Then he spoke once, ’Your sins are forgiven,’ and turned to
Why are they called “stands” when they are made for sit- shore, done with me. I came on behind him, thinking in
ting? standard greedy fashion, ’It’s not my sins I’m worried
Why is it called “after dark” when it really is “after light”? about.’ So to Jesus’ receding back I had the gall to say, ’Am
Why do we put suits in garment bags and garments in suit- I also cured?’ He turned to face me, no sign of a smile, and
cases? finally said two words, ’That too.’ Then he climbed from the
How come abbreviated is such a long word? water not looking around, really done with me. I followed
Some times parishioners when they travel will bring me par- him out and then with no palpable seam in the texture of
ish bulletins from other churches. We often talk for a minute time and place, I was home again in my wide bed.”
when they hand me the bulletin. Perhaps they heard a choir Price was never physically healed. His cancer eventually
that was exceptionally good or the priest in the church had a diminished due to treatments, but he remained in a wheel-
great homily or they saw a program that they believe our chair the rest of his life. We might ask: “Professor Price,
parish might consider doing. But, I noticed most of the time, what did you get out of that experience?” And he writes, “I
when they hand me the bulletin they will say, “You know, I am filled with gratitude.” You see the vision erased any su-
got something out of it.” That’s an unusual phrase, but I perstitious feeling that his sickness came as a punishment,
know what those people are talking about. Whether it’s a for he heard Jesus say he was forgiven. The experience held
movie, or Sunday Mass, all of us want something to grab us, him close to God even when his illness threatened to tear
to move us, to teach us, or to inspire us. Otherwise, we him away. The point is, Reynolds Price didn’t just get some-
might tune out. So here’s a question, like the questions thing. He got something back. Some piece of his life was
above, “What do you get out of Mass?” given back and restored by the presence of Jesus Christ. I
I realize this is a tricky question. The music that appeals to can’t think of a better reason to be at Mass than that: that
you may not appeal to somebody else. The prayer that some piece of our life is restored. So, what did you get out
voices your concerns may leave somebody else in the dust. of Mass this weekend? We again have had the opportunity
One theologian of the past century said, “When the church to be restored by the grace and power of God. As we gather
bells ring and call the villagers to worship, they come with we hear again the stories of Jesus who comes to forgive and
one question on their hearts. The question: “Is it true?” renew, and feeds us with his body and blood. What more
I wonder if that is what is on our minds when we come to could we ask?
Mass? Maybe our first question is: “What’s in it for me?” Here’s a final question. Don’t you just love Fat Sunday,
I was reading the story of Reynolds Price who died a year Monday and Tuesday? Yes, it is the feast before the Lenten
ago. He was a middle-age professor at Duke University, a fast on Ash Wednesday. So…
tenured English professor and a critically acclaimed novel- May you thank the Lord with all your strength
ist. Price was successful in many ways. One day he re- For food and drink and love and friends
ceived the grim news that there was a 8-inch tumor wrapped For His goodness through life’s long length
around his spine. No operation could promise to remove it. And his promise of a Eucharist that never ends.
Privately, the physicians agreed he could not have more Make it a great week. clc
St. Michael Parish News
A DAY OF RENEWAL & ADORATION
Water for Explore your gifts received at Baptism
South Treat yourself this Lent
Brochures available in the Commons
What would it be like to live with-
Sudan March 3, 2012
out a source of clean water any- 9:00am - 3:45pm
where near our homes? To walk The Social Ministries -St. Michael Parish -
half a day to haul unclean water Committee invites you Must Register by February 26
home, balanced on our heads, to to hear this moving
serve all our family’s water needs: story, in a short presen- The Sunday TV Mass expands to full hour
cooking, cleaning, personal hygiene, tation this Tuesday, The Sunday TV Mass will expand to an hour and be recorded in
drinking? Pastor Doug Bartel and February 21st, at 7 pm, the Cathedral of St. Joseph beginning the first Sunday of Lent,
some of his church members trav- in the Oxford Room February 26. The Mass will air at 10 a.m. on KELO. Most Rev.
eled to Africa to find out. (Entrance B). Paul Swain will continue to be the primary celebrant. The Sunday
TV Mass is produced by the Communications Office of the Dio-
MONASTERY OF THE HEART- cese of Sioux Falls, with the support of the Catholic Family Shar-
BEGINS FEBRUARY 23 ing Appeal along with support from viewers.
Will meet the 2nd & 4th Thursday
(February, March & April) Attention: Weekend Volunteers
A study of Benedictine Spirituality Ash Wednesday is this week!
Call Anne for information @ 361-1600 If you are a lector, EME, gift bearer, altar server,
book bearer, usher, or would like to help distrib-
LOOKING FOR SOMETHING ute ashes: Please sign up for ministries in the
SPECIAL THIS LENT? Commons, or contact: email@example.com
—A wonderful opportunity— or 361-1600 x205. Thank you!
St. Michael Parish is hosting
Sioux Falls Koinonia #36 — March 16-18 You are needed!
Call Anne 361-1600 x206 for information. A Special Request:
Applications are in the racks in the Commons
Ushers! Ushers are so needed at these special litur-
Lenten Soup Suppers every Tuesday February gies, when we have so many guests! Please sign up to
28—April 3 Join us for 5:30 pm Mass and stay for help out if you can. Many, many thanks!
delicious soup We begin serving at 6:00 pm
Cheers to the many hands that went into the
R.C.I.A. welcomes ALL who want to learn more success of the Steak and Wine dinner and
about our Catholic faith. dance on Saturday night! A shout out to
Sunday evenings at 7:15 in the Tony's Catering for the wonderful meal, a
Multi-Purpose Room (Entrance ‘F’) special thank you to Mary Lou and Robert Steib
This week: Matrimony: the Covenant of Marriage of Dance Ballroom and Studio for teaching us to rumba!
(POTLUCK this week: Please bring a dish to share.) And, to our guests…“Thank you for coming...sorry
Next week: Rite of Election—No class about the green beans:) and we hope to see you
No need to register—just come! again next year!”
+INTO ETERNAL LIFE KC’S FISH FRY
Let us remember in our prayers this week: Feb. 24th, Mar. 9th and 23rd
╬ Clarence Kapperman, brother of Kelly McCann St. Michael Parish
Mar. 2nd, 16th and 30th
Daily readings: Feb 20-26, 2012 St. Katharine Drexel Parish
Mon. James 3:13-18; Mark 9:14-29 Friday’s following Stations of the Cross
Tues. James 4:1-10; Mark 9:30-37 (5:30 pm at St. Michael, 6 pm at St. Katharine Drexel)
Wed. Joel 2:12-18; 2 Cor 5:20-6:2; Matthew 6:1-6,16-18
Fried or baked fish, mashed potatoes, mac & cheese,
Thur. Deut 30:15-20; Luke 9:22-25
Fri. Isaiah 58:1-9a; Matthew 9:14-15 coleslaw, grilled cheese and treats.
Sat. Isaiah 58:9b-14; Luke 5:27-32 Free will offering will be accepted.
Sun. Genesis 9:8-15; 1Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:12-15
╬ Stations of the Cross in Lent—Friday’s 5:30 pm
9th Grade PRE-Confirmation Students Schedule:
February 26th –Life Teen-(9th, 10, 11th and 12th Grade
Students) Ashes to Ashes? What?
ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE INVITED TO JOIN US!!
Jr. High (7th and 8th grade) RE Classes:
Class Feb. 29th.
LIFE TEEN -February 26th –Ashes to Ashes? What?
No Class on Feb. 22nd-Ash Wednesday-All Students are to
"Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the
renewal of your mind, that you may discern what is the will of God, attend Mass at 5:30 or 7:00 pm with their families.
what is good and pleasing and perfect." ~ Romans 12: 2 Grade 1-6 RE Classes
February 22—NO CLASS—ASH WEDNESDAY
Summer Mission Trip and Camp forms are February 29—5:30 PM & 7:00 PM Classes
on the Youth Bulletin Board!
Time to get your forms in and start
y, Monday, Feb 20,No school
n da H Mark your calendars for the Wednesday, Feb 22, 8:15 am Ash Wed Mass prepared by
Su RC St. Michael Parish Dinner!
MA the 5th grade students.
Save the date and help our youth raise
$funds$ for their Mission Trips and CDA Meeting
Summer Camps! The Catholic Daughter’s meeting will be held Tuesday,
Tickets will be on sale in the Commons February 21st. Rosary will start at 6:45pm followed by
after Mass Feb. 25/26 and March 3/4 and in the Parish lunch and our meeting. Please feel free to come and
Office till March 9th for $8.00 per adult, $4.00 children see what we are all about.
3-11 (2 and under free) with a $40 family max (parents and Is there a neighbor or friend of yours who is in
children only). Tickets will be on sale at the door on temporary need because of a loss of a job or an
March 11th for $1 more per person. illness? Please call the Parish Office @361-1600
10 for $10 Cards! Buy one, get the to leave a message for the
second loaf free! No expiration date! Society of St. Vincent de Paul…we want to help!
Proceeds go to our Mission Trips. Catholic Relief Services’ Operation Rice Bowl
Presentation Sisters invite you to Lenten Women’s Retreat entitled This Lent, our faith community will be joining millions of
“Finding the Sacred in our Everyday Lives.” The retreat will focus Catholics across the country by participating in CRS Operation
Rice Bowl. Your family is invited to pick up a Rice Bowl in the
on how to discover the sacred spaces in our living and working
Commons. Operation Rice Bowl invites us to pray with our
areas, identifying those persons who reveal God’s love to us, and families and faith communities, fast in solidarity with those who
exploring aspects of prayer that lead us to a deeper relationship are hungry, learn about others around the world, and give sacrifi-
with God. The retreat will be held on Sat, Feb. 25 from 9:30 am– cial contributions to help those in need. Visit orb.crs.org for ad-
12:30 pm in St. Michael's MPR. Call 339-1254 to register. ditional resources.
O’Gorman Concert Choir Capers Dinner & Variety Show Feb. 27th 6 pm @ Ramkota
Exhibit Hall. To order tickets or for more information, call 575-3327. Today we collect
A Day of Praise & Teaching, Feb. 25th at St. Lambert’s Parish 9-4 pm. To register or pledge cards for the
for info call Jane 940-4101.
Natural Family Planning (NFP) classes will be held in Sioux Falls beginning Feb. 24. Catholic Family
For more information or to register, go to www.ccli.org or call 605-425-2325. Sharing Appeal -
Presentation Sisters Catholic School Scholarship Applications available for 2012-13 2012. This is an opportunity for us to unite with all
school year. Visit www.presentationsisters.org to print application forms or contact
Sister Janice Klein 605-322-7821 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Catholics in the diocese to share our blessings and to
GRIEVING THE LOSS OF A CHILD Six Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm March 6 show our concern for one another. Every gift, regardless
- April 10, 2012 – Catholic Family Services, 523 N. Duluth, Sioux Falls. Directed by Dr. of the size, is important to the success of CFSA and the
Marcie Moran. Call 988-3775 or 1-800-700-7867 to register, the program is non- many ministries that it supports.
denominational. Cost – Donation.
Retrouvaille: Help for Troubled & Strained Marriages March 16-18 in Sioux Falls. Con-
If you did not bring yours this week, please fill it out and
fidential weekend that offers hope and help-call 988-3776 to register. return it as soon as possible. We need participation from
St. Nicholas Meatless Pizza Party First Friday of Lent, Feb 24th Stations of the Cross everyone to support the many works of our diocesan
– 5:30 PM, Pizza Party 6:15 PM, Cost: $5 per person–includes lg. piece of pizza, cactus church. If you cannot participate financially, fill out your
bread and drink. at St. Nicholas in Tea.
Church of Epiphany Sausage Supper Sunday, March 11th 3-7 pm. card and offer a prayer for the success of CFSA. Our
Empty Bowls Soup Supper at OGHS Tues., March 13th from 5-7 pm in the cafeteria. goal is 100% participation through time, talent and
$4/Meal only; $15 for meal and pottery bowl. Proceeds help feed the poor. Tickets are treasure. To those who returned their cards,
available at the door or contact Jonathan 575-3347.
thank you for your generous response!
WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE Liturgical Ministers for the Weekend of Feb 25/26
Monday & Tuesday 5:30 pm
Wednesday – Saturday 8:15 am Feb. 25/26 Sat. 4:00 pm Sun. 8:00 am Sun. 9:30 am Sun. 11:00 am Sun. 6:00 pm
WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE Receptionist 2:30 - 4:00 p.m. 7:30 - 9:15 a.m. 9:15 - 11:00 a.m.
Saturday 4:00 pm
Stoffers, Judy Kneip, Renee Gustaf, Helen
Sunday 8:00–9:30–11:00 am- 6:00 pm
Supervised Nursery at Bus Peters, Brian
9:30 & 11am Masses
Nursery open for all Masses Rosary Forsting, Mo
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION Altar Servers Miller, Lizzie Merrill, Chase Loving, Chloe Eng, Sam Benson, Meredith
Monday & Tuesday 5:00 pm Miller, Luke Merrill, Ryan Loving, Hannah Gordon, Carter Kolb, Elizabeth
Thursday 7:45 am
Saturday 3:00 – 3:45 pm Book Bearer Miller, Jordan Merrill, Luke Skiles, Coral King, Alex Sadlon, Jessie
BAPTISMAL PREPARATION Lector 1 Heisel, Angel Olinger, Rose Millage, Mark Johnson, Dick Moen, Diane
First Thursday of month at 7:00 pm Lector 2 Heisel, Josie Hohn, Randy Quissell, Mark Emanuel, LaVonna Barnett, Frank
MARRIAGE PREPARATION EME & Cup Bearer Matson, Barb Olinger, Don Long, Tom Benson, Mary Jo Schneider, Donna
Begin 6 months ahead by appointment EME's Cogley, Darlene Bonin, Doreen Fink, Jackie Arnold, Jordan Albert, Sue
OFFICE HOURS Cunningham, Mary Merrill, Tracey Long, Steph Helgeson, Judy Jervik, Meggie
Weekdays – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Forsting, Mo Schlotterback, Dee Miller, Marlene Bornitz, Mike Moen, Diane
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
“Can you spend one hour with me in prayer? Harris, Paul Schlotterback, Leann Quissell, Angie McGuire, Jane Schneider, Brenda
Call 361-1600 to sign up Anderson, Linda Kibbe, Brenda Quissell, Mark Schulte, Tom ?
Heisel, Josie Schmidt, Dianne Reiners, Duane Serck, Lisa ?
Monday, February 20 Ruhland, Bob Reiners, Verna Stellingwerf, Deb ?
NO Bible Study
Sullivan, Angie Schaunaman, Brian Wuebben, Mary ?
Confessions 5 pm
EME & Sacristan Heisel, Angel Bittner, Mary Schaunaman, S Benson, Gale Schneider, Dan
Mass 5:30 pm Jackie Kasten
Contemplative Prayer Grp 7 pm Gifts Junker, Kathy Bonin, Doreen Leach, Steve Schulte, Tom Fiegen, Ted
Tuesday, February 21 Greeters Johnson, Dawn Boecker, Charlotte Kelley, Jim Serck, Lisa Lutz, Linda
Finance Cncl 6:45 am May, Angie Schmidt, Larry Sabers, Carol Stellingwerf, Deb Schneider, Brenda
Confessions 5 pm SFCS Certificates Crain, Jeff Schlotterback, Dee Loving, Lisa Monnin, Cindy Lutz, Linda
Mass 5:30 pm Darcie Rivard Sundleaf, Jane Schlotterback, Tom Millage, Joan Monnin, Tom Newell, Diane
Book Study 6:30 pm Ushers Ahlers, Joe Gaspar, Steve Ahartz, Frank Emanuel, Doug Jervik, Rich
CDA 6:45 pm Foley, Cliff Headrick, Ken Molseed, Dick Grismer, Ray Schneider, Rich
Social Ministry Mtg 7 pm Hammond, John Puthoff, Larry Spencer, Al Wuestewald, Brian ?
Wednesday, February 22
Herman, Bill Sexton, Dick ? ? ?
Mass 8:15 am Susan Kappenman (d)
Mass 12:15 pm Murrell Ritter (d)
Mass 5:30 pm Clarence Kapperman (d) Collection Team Cordell, Pat
Mass 7:00 pm Sophia Cheloha (d) EME Covington Good Samaritan Sunnycrest
NO RE Class/NO Good News Osborne Olson, Amy Scheafer, Curt Lyons, Diane
Thursday, February 23 Meals on Wheels Monday Rte. 16: Schulte, Nancy Monday Rte. 9: Millage, Joan
Confessions 7:45 am
Mass 8:15 am Valarie Bittner (d)
Monastery of Heart 6:30 pm
Choir 7 pm Once again we are
Friday, February 24
Mass 8:15 am Marshall Christensen (d)
pleased to provide February 22nd
Stations of the Cross 5:30 pm you with some Masses
KC Fish Fry 6:00 pm spiritual reading on
Saturday, February 25 your Lenten journey. 8:15 am
Mass 8:15 am Deacon Bud/Frances Jetty
Confessions 3:00 pm
You are invited to 12:15 pm
pick up a copy of the
Mass 4:00 pm Tom Mai (d) Word Among Us, 5:30 pm
Sunday, February 26
Mass 8:00 am Deloris Cahoy (d)
I Believe…. 7:00 pm
Mass 9:30 am James R. Koupal (d) in the Commons on
Mass 11:00 am Jeff Haeder (d) your way out of
Mass 6:00 pm For the people Mass.
LifeTeen 4 pm
Catholicism Class 7:15 pm