Hans Christian Andersen’s emperor is vain and proud. He is a ridiculous character, THE SUNDAY BULLETIN
pompous and self-obsessed. Like a king, he exercises power and authority, but only to St John’s, Adair
serve himself and his over inflated ego. He is incapable of realising the truth, even
though it is staring everyone else in the face. The qualities he portrays are those of a
fictional, farcical character, but they can help to shed light on the real qualities of
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sovereignty exemplified by Jesus. In fact today’s feast offers us the opportunity to
reflect on the truth of Jesus’ kingship.
St John brings to life the discourse between Jesus and Pontius Pilate, the Roman Fred Cornwell
governor of Judea. The passage forms part of the Gospel account of Christ’s passion. 742-3384 or 779-0094
Arrested and now standing before Pilate, Jesus is questioned about his kingship. What Faith Formation
kind of king is he? What sort of kingdom does he rule? The replies Jesus gives to Pilate’s Julie Plowman
questions will only make complete sense after the resurrection. Yes, Jesus is a king, but Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
a king whose power and authority are not of this world. He is a servant-king, who
desires only to do the will of his Father out of love for the whole of humanity. Yes, Jesus All Saints Church
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humble; self-giving, not self-obsessed. He appeared in front of Pilate as the way, the Bulletin Information
universe. All that has been created has been made for
truth and the life, but Pilate could not see it.
Email: email@example.com You. May You reign as king in my heart.
St. John’s Hall—St John’s Hall 641 –742 –5045
St. John’s Prayer Line—Helen Daume—742 –3453
November 22, 2009
Please Pray for These Priests Robert Fagan
WEEKDAY MASS SCHEDULE
Sunday Frs. Martin Chavalier, Frank Chiodo Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:00 PM St. John’s, Adair
Monday Frs. Joseph L. Q. Chu, Thomas Coenen WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE
Sunday Nov 29, 2009-8:00 AM St. John’s, Adair
Tuesday Frs. Tom De Carlo, Tom Dooley
Wednesday Frs. John Dorton, David Fenelon
All Saints, Stuart- Saturday 5:30 PM & Sunday 10:00 AM
Thursday Frs. Howard Fitzgerald, Tim Fitzgerald INDIVIDUAL RECONCILIATION
St. John’s, Adair—Every Sunday 7:30 –7:50 A.M.
Friday Frs. David Fleming, Chris Fontanini
Parish Website- www.stjohnadair.parishesonline.com
Saturday Frs. John Frost, Robert Grant Information on priesthood & religious life- www.vocationonline.com
St. John’s Stewardship Thanksgiving November 29, 2009
By Ralph Waldo Emerson
Lector: Lyle Wittrock
Weekend of November 15 $ 412.00
Year to date income: $ 24,738.89
Greeter: Mr. & Mrs. Wes Hays
For each new morning with its light,
This week’s expenses: $ 0 For rest and shelter of the night,
Servers: Cole Reha & Macy James
Year to date expenses: $ 26,729.98 For health and food, Ministers of Communion:
For love and friends, Hosts: Phyllis O’Brien
Catholic Radio Cruise For everything Thy goodness sends. Cup: Les Elgin & Deb Hollinrake
January 9-16, 2010
Father Ray will be on the Catholic Radio
Cruise as one of the Spiritual Directors Faith Formation Events Calendar
and offering Mass. If you are interested in Pancake Breakfast
going on the cruise, sign up under his The Knights of Columbus of Adair and Wednesday, November 25th NO Class– Happy Thanksgiving!
name as soon as possible!!! Anita will be holding a pancake breakfast
on Sunday November 22 from 7:30 a.m.–
10:30 a.m. at St. John’s Catholic Church
Hall in Adair. In addition to pancakes, Change in Bulletins
Choir Performance French toast, scrambles eggs, sausage, fruit,
The Adair-Casey High School Choir will be
Beginning on Sunday, November 29th the St. John’s Bulletins
cheesy potatoes, coffee, juice and milk will will be changing from the current size to a larger size. This
performing for St John’s following Mass be served. A free will offering will be
Sunday December 6. Please remain in your will enable us to have more informational articles each week.
taken. The public is invited to attend.
pew and enjoy the music! We encourage you to send in articles for the bulletin– thank
you notes, announcements for different groups, etc. Remember
Change of Email that the deadline for the bulletin each week is Wednesday
Please note that Fr. Ray’s email address has noon. Thank you!
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Thank you again to everyone Thanksgiving Masses
for the cards and birthday
wishes last week! I am very Enjoy the 8th Annual Knights of Columbus All Saints– Thursday, November26th 9am
grateful to all of you for your Turkey Dinner on Sunday, November 15, 11:00 St. John’s– Wednesday, November 25th 7pm
kindness! a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. Patrick School, 1302 5th
Street, Perry, Iowa. Serving a complete turkey Please note: Due to the evening Mass for Thanksgiving on November
God Bless, dinner with all the trimmings. Only $7.50 for 25th, we will not have Wednesday morning Mass this week. Thank you!
Fr. Ray adults; children 5 to 12 - $4.00; under 5 eat
free! All are welcome!