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					                                                                    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
                                                                            www.stmichaelsfsd.org
                                                                 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
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                                        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: sylvia@stmichaelsfsd.org
               —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
                                                                                              RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
                                                                                       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
                                  fundraising!!
                                                                                                        SCHOOL NEWS
                                                                                                                      www.sfcss.org
       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.
                            COMMUNITY EVENTS
   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 jklein@presenationsisters.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)
                                                       Miller, Tony
 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
                                                                                                                                 Ash Wednesday
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
 NO RCIA

				
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