SAINT MARY, MOTHER OF GOD
                       ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH                                                        FAITH FORMATION
            22 Bartlett Street, Sylva, NC 28779 (828) 586-9496
                                            Faith Formation classes will resume on Wednesday, December 2, 2009.
                    Reverend SK W. R. Williams, Pastor
                                                                         Christmas Wreaths are ready for pick up after the
                      THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT                         Masses today. Thanks to all our parishioners and
                          NOVEMBER 29, 2009                              friends who supported our Youth Retreat Fund. We
                                                                         sold 55 wreaths and made $330.
                           THE “BULLETIN BOARD”
 “Ye Olde Christmas Shoppe” is now open in the Fellowship Hall,
  with everything from stocking-stuffers to elegant nativity sets.       Advent Giving Tree
 2010 Annual Guides for Christian Prayer and Liturgy of the Hours are   Please note that the Advent Giving Tree will only be up for two Sundays and
  in.                                                                    will be taken down on Saturday, December 12, 2009. The tree is adorned
 2010 Calendars are now available.                                      with white, purple, pink and ivory angels, each of which has a gift request
 2010 Saint Joseph Sunday Missals have arrived.                         written on it. This year we will be giving to the Jackson County Store
 2010 Offertory envelopes are available on the hallway kitchen          (white angels), Homebound Elderly of Jackson County (pink angels),
  counter.                                                               Hispanic Ministry (ivory angels), Pregnancy Care Center (purple angels).
 NEW in the book rack: Amazing Grace for Fathers, Mothers, Married      Do not wrap but place the gift under the tree and affix the angel to it.
  Couples, Families, and Those Who Suffer.
 Catechism of the Catholic Church: English, Spanish, large or           Christmas Eve Choir Practice for our youth in the evening program,
  compact.                                                               including any students in the afternoon program will meet with Lois Baker
 ADVENT supplies are available in the book rack.                        at 7:00 p.m. on the Wednesdays that Faith Formation meets. Practice will be
 There are Magnificat booklets dedicated to the Year of the Priests     over at 7:45 p.m., and parents are asked to promptly pick up their child at
  with a novena and other devotions and meditations.                     this time.

                                                                         The children in the Faith Formation afternoon classes can either join the
                                                                         7:00 p.m. choir or participate in Karen Polyasko’s group, which will meet
  OFELIA C. BALTA, M.D.                                                  immediately following the Faith Formation classes on December 9th and
  SILVIU PASNICIUC, M.D.                                                 December 16th, from 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. Please call Karen as soon as
                                                                         possible at 631-5126, if your child is planning to participate. Parental help
                                                                         would be greatly appreciated.

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    (SMPCC) in Cullowhee is looking for Christian women and men
    who would like to help clients learn parenting and life
    skills.   Volunteer training is provided, with all lessons,
    DVD's and curriculum supplied. Our program offers clients
    personalized education, the opportunity for Bible study,
    and rewards for learning. SMPCC is a non-profit Christian
    organization dedicated to saving lives and protecting
    futures. Learn how you can make a difference! Contact
    Cherry for more information at SMPCC, (828) 293-3600.

     Advent is about preparation for the birth of the Lord. The joy of his birth, as John
     Paul II wrote in Evangelium Vitae, is reflected in the joy at the birth of every child.
     Advent is a perfect time to commend to the prayers of our people all who are
     carrying a child, and may be tempted by fear or a lack of trust in God’s Providence.

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                                 SPIRITUAL LIFE
                                                                                                                     CHURCH EVENT SCHEDULE
Proper (YEAR C-2)            Mass Readings                              Common      Psalms
Sunday                       Jeremiah 33:14-16;                                     Sun I    Sunday       9:00 am   SUNDAY MASS
FIRST SUNDAY OF              1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2;                                                 After Mass   Pick up Christmas Wreaths
ADVENT                       Luke 21:25-28,34-36                                                        11:00 am    SUNDAY MASS
Monday                       Romans 10:9-18;                            Apostle SUN I                   12:00 pm    Senior Youth Meeting in the Conference Center
SAINT ANDREW                 Matthew 4:18-22                                                             6:45 pm    Confessions at WCU until 7:15pm
(Feast)                                                                                                  7:30 pm    SUNDAY MASS AT WCU Catholic Student Center
Tuesday                      Isaiah 11:1-10;                                        Tue I    Monday       9:00 am   WEEKDAY MASS, Morning Prayer
Advent Weekday               Luke 10:21-24                                                              12:15 pm    Young Adults’ Kids Activity in the Fellowship Hall
Wednesday                    Isaiah 25:6-10a;                                       Wed I                6:30 pm    Hispanic Faith Formation in the Conference Center
Advent Weekday               Matthew 15:29-37                                                Tuesday      8:00 am   ROSARY, Morning Prayer
Thursday                     Isaiah 26:1-6;                             Pastor      Thu I                 9:00 am   Choir practice for the 11am Choir
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER           Matthew 7:21,24-27                                              Wednesday    9:00 am   ROSARY, Morning Prayer
Friday                       Isaiah 29:17-24;                           Doctor      Fri I                3:30 pm    Faith Formation Classes (K-5)
Advent Weekday;              Matthew 9:27-31                                                             5:30 pm    Faith Formation Classes (6-12)
St. John of                                                                                              6:00 pm    Choir practice for the 9am Choir
                                                                                                         7:00 pm    Youth Choir practice in the Church
Saturday                     Isaiah 30:19-21,23-26;                                 Sat I
                                                                                             Thursday     9:00 am   ROSARY, Morning Prayer
Advent Weekday               Matthew 9:35-10:1,5a,6-8
Sunday                       Baruch 5:1-9;                                          Sun II              10:00 am    “The Clean Team”
SECOND SUNDAY OF             Philippians 1:4-6,8-11;                                                     7:00 pm    Hispanic Choir practice in the Church
ADVENT                       Luke 3:1-6                                                                  7:00 pm    RCIA Meeting in the Conference Center
                                                                                             Friday      5:00 pm    WEEKDAY MASS, Evening Prayer (note the time!)
                       SCHEDULES FOR NEXT WEEK                                                           7:00 pm    Hispanic Choir practice in the Church
                                                                                             Saturday     8:30 am   Pro-Life Rosary
 9:00 am                                                                                                  9:00 am   WEEKDAY MASS, Morning Prayer
                              Reader    Bill Kane                                                      After Mass   FIRST SATURDAY ADORATION UNTIL 3PM
       Ministers of Holy Communion      (None required)                                                  3:00 pm    Confessions until 3:30pm
                              Ushers    Bob Carpenter, Bill Watson                                       8:00 pm    MISA EN ESPANOL
                        Altar Servers   Braden Tholkes, Landon Tholkes, Matthew Toedt        Sunday       9:00 am   SUNDAY MASS
                       Refreshments     Dominique Toedt
                                                                                                        11:00 am    SUNDAY MASS
 11:00 am
                              Reader    Kathy Starr                                                     12:15 pm    Squires Meeting in the Fellowship Hall
       Ministers of Holy Communion      (None required)                                                  6:45 pm    Confessions at WCU until 7:15pm
                              Ushers    John Bauknecht, Charles Stanton                                  7:30 pm    SUNDAY MASS AT WCU Catholic Student Center
                        Altar Servers   Trey Beauchemin, Jack Lehtinen, Sullivan Waters
                       Refreshments     Georgia Newsom

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                     PLEASE KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS                                         SAINT MARY, MOTHER OF GOD
                                                                                                      ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Charlotte Alexander, Dawn Alexander, Vicki Barehmi, Cameron Barkley, Donna                 22 Bartlett Street, Sylva, NC 28779 (828) 586-9496
Betty, Ray Bewley, William Brown, Regina Bryson, Father James Cahill, Whan                       
and Moon Chung, Ernie Collins, Betty Costello, Will Crain, Ruth Day, Lynn                          Reverend SK W. R. Williams, Pastor
Dennison, Cynthia Ann Deptola, Georg Feick, Annie Ferrara, Tony Frede,
Virginia Frizzell, Charles Gatlin, Julie Gibson, Cecilia Gomez, Agnes Govekar,                            MASS SCHEDULE
Gary and Debbie Greene, Sean Hackett, Bobbie Jean Heller, Becky Jacobs,
Barbara Jakiela, Jake and Maloa Johnson, Callen Karcher, Carol Karcher Kerns,    Sunday                   Nov 29th       9:00    am   Pro Populo
Karen Keith, Martha Kelly, Bill and Kay Kennedy, Jack Kennedy, Sarah Kibel,      FIRST SUNDAY OF                        11:00    am   Patricia Kapelka+
Timothy Kibel, Kappy King, Jeannine Klempner, Glenn Lacey, Kraig Lackey,         ADVENT                                  7:30    pm   At WCU Student Ctr
Rita LaManna, Ellen Lane, Michelle Leveille, Michael Mailman, Kathy Michos,      Monday                   Nov 30th       9:00    am   Megan Hayes+
Ethel Minor, Jean Morgan, Eleanor Murphy, William Newsom Jr, William             SAINT ANDREW (Feast)
Newsom Sr, Johnny Nielson, Terry Omillian, Mike Pendergast, Veronica Perkins,    Tuesday                  Dec 1st
Donna Reed, Cherri Sanford, Jan Scharf, Marjorie Schoen, Joseph Sciacca, Kelly   Advent Weekday
Shaulis, Jeffrey Shipp, June Simpson, Jennifer Sims, Gene Slayton, Mafalda       Wednesday                Dec 2nd
Smith, Charles Surber, Nancy Thomason, Claude Thurston, Gary Thurston, Hayes     Advent Weekday
Watson, David and Donna Wilson, Erma Yurkovich, David Zullo.                     Thursday                 Dec 3rd
                                                                                 ST. FRANCIS XAVIER
                  Those in Nursing Homes and the Homebound
                                                                                 Friday                   Dec 4th          5:00 pm Ted and Sue Barnes
Josephine Camerote, Katherine Dichiara, Connie Discenza, Madeleine Dromm,
                                                                                 Advent Weekday;                                   NOTE THE TIME!
Bobby Hewel, Bernie Quernheim, Judy Ross, Tony Zullo.                            St. John of Damascus
                    Family and Friends Called to Active Duty                     Saturday                 Dec 5th        9:00    am   Ron Hayes+
Matthew Martin, Christopher Snipes, Jermie Stroud, Cory Vickery, and Nick        Advent Weekday                          8:00    pm   Misa en Español
Woodard.                                                                         Sunday                   Dec 6th        9:00    am   Nicholas Thomsen
               Family and Friends in Religious Life and Seminary                 SECOND SUNDAY OF                       11:00    am   Pro Populo
Sr. Catherine OCD. (Please pray for vocations!)                                  ADVENT                                  7:30    pm   At WCU Student Ctr

                                                                                 Confessions              Saturday 3:00 pm until 3:30 pm
                                          Complete Home                                                   Sunday   6:45 pm until 7:15 pm at WCU
          Sharin’                         Remodeling
                                          Lawn Maintenance                                             Offertory last Sunday: $ 2,375.50
             Is                                 One Call Does It All                                Children’s Collection last Sunday: $ 4.50
                                          Richard A. Preston
           Carin’                         (828) 524-3985
                                          (828) 332-7331 cell

                          - Jan 

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