St Margaret Mary Golden Valley MN Bulletin 519800 Qty 350 Contact Jim Smith Phone 763 588 9466 Special Instructions The Church of St Margaret Mary Experiencing the Hear by bes18335

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									St. Margaret Mary
Golden Valley, MN

Bulletin # 519800

Qty: 350

Contact: Jim Smith
Phone: 763.588.9466




Special Instructions:
The Church of
St. Margaret Mary
Experiencing the Heart of Christ, we             December 6, 2009
      Know Jesus                                Second Sunday of
         in Word and Worship.
                                                     Advent
      Live Jesus
         in a vibrant, welcoming                  THE SEASON OF
         Catholic community.                   ADVENT & CHRISTMAS
                                                   (through January 10, 2010)
      Serve Jesus                        Immaculate Conception
         in outreach and justice.        of the Blessed Virgin Mary
                                           Tues., Dec. 8      8:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

                                         Advent Vespers
       Mass Schedule                      Tues., Dec. 15                   7:00 p.m.

                                         Vigil of Christmas
                                          Thurs., Dec. 24, 2009            4:30 p.m.
 Saturday                    4:30 pm          Carols begin at 4:00 p.m.
   (Individual Confession 3:30 pm)
                                         Solemnity of Christmas
 Sunday                     10:00 am*     Fri., Dec. 25                   10:00 a.m.
     *Children’s Liturgy of the Word
 Tues., Wed., Thur., Fri.      8:00 am   Feast of the Holy Family
                                          Sat., Dec. 26                    4:30 p.m.
                                          Sun., Dec. 27                   10:00 a.m.

           Welcome to                    Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
       St. Margaret Mary!                 Fri, Jan. 1                 10:00 a.m.
  We are glad you have come to
 worship with us! Wherever you                     Individual Reconciliation
      are on your journey,                  Tues., Dec. 8 & 15       6:00 p.m.
     you are welcome here.                  Sat., Dec. 12* & 19*     3:00 p.m.
                                                    *Two priests available
                                                   PARISH COMMUNITY

                                                                            CCW Holiday Bazaar (continued)
                 Grateful Caretaking                           All items donated, but not sold at the bazaar, are given to
                                                               PRISM. The money made at this event supports CCW's spe-
             2010 Pledges Responses for
                                                               cial projects such as the folding chairs for the choir.
           Grateful Caretaking as of 11/29/09
                                                               A big THANK YOU to all persons who contributed to the
    300                                          224           raffle! We had 28 items that raffled for a resounding finan-
    200          150
    100                           19                           cial success. The winners are listed on the parish web-site,
      0                                                        www.smm-gv.org. Please forgive me if I made a mistake
             Financial      Gift of Prayer      Non-           with spelling! —Reet Burke
             Pledges                         Responders
                                                                     Retirement Fund Helps Senior Religious
            2010 Financial Pledges (not including              “As expenses continue to increase and economic difficul-
                Gifts of Prayer) as of 11/29/09                ties tighten our income, we appreciate more and more the
                                                               help of the Retirement Fund,” notes a woman religious.
                       58, 39%                                 Your tax-deductible donation supports the care of elderly
                                                               and frail religious and helps to provide such basic necessi-
                                       Increase over 2009
                                                               ties as prescription drugs and medical services. Please
           81,                         Decrease from 2009      give generously to the Dec. 12/13 collection for the Re-
          54%                                                  tirement Fund for Religious.
                                       Same as 2009
                         11, 7%
                                                                                       SENIOR BREAKFAST
                                                                                 Fri., Dec. 4, 2009 after Mass. Please
 Included in the “increase over 2009” above are 25                                 call the Parish Center to register.
 households new to pledging in 2010. Not included in
 the “decrease from 2009” are 62 households that pledged
 in 2009 but have not yet pledged for 2010. Not all finan-              SSOCIAL MINISTRY & JUSTICE
 cial contributors make an annual pledge; however, we do
 want all pledge forms returned. If you don’t wish to                        Sharing and Caring Hands
 make a pledge, please indicate gift of prayer on your         I would like to extend a thank you to all who contributed
 form. Thank you!                                              food, time and cash to the Sat., Nov. 28 meal at Mary’s
                                                               Place. The schedule for 2010 is Jan. 30, May 29 & Oct. 30.
                 CCW Holiday Bazaar                            Thank you all again and may God bless you.       ∼ Jan Elis
It takes a small army of volunteers to put on our Holiday
Bazaar. The "lieutenants" of this event were:                                         THANK YOU!
• Reet Burke … raffle                                          Thanks to all who have donated food items to PRISM and
• Kathy Linden ... decorations                                 for the cash donations. On November 10th, 103 pounds of
• Barb Olinger ... bakery                                      food was delivered to PRISM.
• Margaret Spilane ... packaging
• Diane Stoddard ... publicity
                                                                                 Advent Giving Tree
When Geri Westly became ill, Laurie Geving and Theo Page       The Advent Giving Tree is displayed in our worship space.
very generously agreed to co-chair food service at the ba-     If you have not already done so please take an ornament that
zaar. Barb Kramer took over Geri's position as treasurer.      lists a much needed Christmas item on the back. Purchase
These fantastically organized and hard working women were      the item listed, and place it under the tree, unwrapped with
supported by numerous volunteers who baked, packaged           the price tag and ornament attached by Wed., Dec.16,
cookies, manned booths, and set up/took down the bazaar.       2009. All the gifts will be given to PRISM. They will coor-
Everyone's time and effort were greatly appreciated!           dinate getting them to those in need.
Thanks also to all those who donated to the bazaar and to
our customers who support us so well. Each year the parish-                     Donate Books to PRISM
ioners of St. Margaret Mary come together to work hard and      There will be a box next to the food donation box in back
have fun during the bazaar. I am always impressed by their      of church for used books. PRISM will put some in their
generosity.                                                     clothing store and “sell” some books to help fund their
                                                                programs.
                         ∼ Nancy Huntley, Bazaar chairperson
              LITURGICAL MINISTERS                                       WEEKLY EVENTS & LITURGICAL LIFE
  Dec. 12, 2009 - 4:30 pm           Dec. 13, 2009 — 10:00 am         Date            Time        Event
                            Altar Servers
                                                                     Mon., 12/7      6:30 pm     MOM’S Group
Olivia Graziano                 Sirry Tassah                                         6:30 pm     Faith Formation Commission
                                Emma Fox
                                                                     Tues., 12/8     8:00 am     Immaculate Conception Mass
                       Eucharistic Ministers                                         6:00 pm     Confessions
B1 Mary Bernard                 B1 June Blanski                                      6:30 pm     Immaculate Conception Mass
B2 Pat Lord                     B2 Judy Lang                                         7:30 pm     Council for Mission and Ministry
B3 Cheryl Bloberger             B3 Barb Blackey
                                                                     Wed., 12/9      8:00 am     Mass
C1 Mike Bloberger               C1 Jan Binstock
C2 Michelle Graziano            C2 Georgeann Wobschall
                                                                                     6:00 pm     Children’s Choir
C3 Norine Stimart               C3 Lee Burke                                         6:30 pm     Faith Formation
C4 Steve Gleason                C4 Katie Krepel                                      7:00 pm     Choir
                               Lectors                               Thur., 12/10    8:00 am     Mass
Somer Drummond                  Gene Blanski                         Fri., 12/11     8:00 am   Mass
                                Reet Burke                                           9:00-Noon Church Cleaning
                       Ministers of Hospitality                      Sat., 12/12     3:30 pm     Confessions (two priests)
                                                                                     4:30 pm     Mass…People of SMM
Matt and Julie Kurtz            Tim Hoke
Vonnie Reilly                   Troy and Karen Brantner              Sun., 12/13     10:00 am Mass…+Ed Weiss
                                                                                     Post-Mass Hospitality Sunday
                             Sacristans

Mike Bloberger                  Danica Novotny                                      CATHOLIC SCHOOLS ...
                                                                             … affiliated with St. Margaret Mary
                                                                    Good Shepherd School………………..763-545-4285
                   Christmas Memorials                                     145 Jersey Ave. S., Golden Valley
We invite you to contribute to the Liturgical Environment                  www.gsgvschool.org
Fund in memory of a loved one. Please drop your Memo-               Sacred Heart School…...……………...763-537-1329
rial Gift envelope in the collection basket, or mail it to / drop          4050 Hubbard Ave., N., Robbinsdale
it off at the Parish Center. A list of all memorials will be               www.sacredheartrobbinsdale.org
printed in the January 3, 2010 bulletin.
                                                                    Good Shepherd students are celebrating Advent in many
                                                                    ways: wreaths, meditation readings, songs, “Advent An-
                                                                    gels” (who secretly do nice things for someone else.). Also,
                                                                    a Christmas Concert! You are invited to come on Sun., Dec.
A Note of Gratitude                                                 13 at Benilde-St. Margaret’s Great Hall, 4:30 pm.
Our family offers gratitude and praise for the parish prayer
service celebrating the life of Ed Hawes.                                           OUTSIDE THE PARISH
The love, prayers, music, scripture and joyful participation                                   Come and Savor the Season
expressed by Fr. Moudry, Sr. Irene, Christina Maas, Mary                                Experience the music of Advent and Christ-
Howarth and Mike & Kathy Joyce was comforting and                                       mas at a benefit concert sponsored by St.
heartfelt.                                                                              Paul’s Monastery. Called “Winter Name of
                                                                                        God,” this event will be held Sunday, Dec.
Fr. Moudry’s gift of eloquent speaking graced us with our                               13, at Transfiguration Church in Oakdale. It
church’s beliefs and reminded us that, in dying, we are born        will feature the music of two local priests, Michael Joncas and
to eternal life. He entrusted our minds with spiritual light.       Michael Byron. A bakery, raffle and silent auction will accom-
His words left a powerful message in our hearts.                    pany the concert. Cost is $60. Reservation required. Call 651-
                                                                    777-8181 ext. 404; or email vbieren@stpaulsmonastery.org
My dear CCW friends, Sylvia Blem, Marlys Coughlin, Ber-                       *************************************
nice Kolles, Lorrayne Lagermeier and Barb Olinger gra-
ciously served lunch. Thank you.                                    Archbishop John Nienstedt cordially invites you to a Solemn
                                                                    Vespers service in honor of The Most Reverend Paul D.
May God continue to bless our St. Margaret Mary                     Sirba, Bishop-elect of Duluth on Fri., Dec. 11 at 7:00 pm, Ca-
community,                                                          thedral of St. Paul. A reception in Hayden Hall will immedi-
                                   Dee Hawes and Family             ately follow the service. All the faithful are welcome.
                PARISH LEADERSHIP
COUNCIL FOR MISSION & MINISTRY
  Mary Ellen Bruski, Social Ministry……………..763-588-3801
  Jean Coleman, Trustee…………………………… 612-588-4904
  Jamie Hera…………………………………… 612-710-1607
  Richard Huntley, Finance……………………….. 763-522-9437
  Linda Jeske……………………………………. 763-521-6809
  Todd Kelly, 2nd Chair………………………...763-588-4951
  Beth Kowski………………………………….. 612-220-8904
  Rich Kramer. Building & Grounds……………763-521-0851
  Jean Plucinski, Faith Formation………………763-593-0664
  Rick Riley, Secretary………………………… 763-529-8741
  Kayleen Taffe, 1st Chair……………………… 763-522-2039
FINANCE COMMITTEE
  Missy Glidewell………………………………. 763-521-4551
  Richard Huntley, Chair………………………….. 763-522-9437
  Bob Reiter…………………………………….. 763-588-5535
  Josh Schneider………………………………… 763-546-0008
  Jim Sherburne, Trustee…………………………... 763-588-5364
TRUSTEES
  Jean Coleman…………………………………. 612-588-4904
  Jim Sherburne…………………………………. 763-588-5364
COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN
  Reet Burke……………………………………..763-521-8285
PRAYER CHAIN
  Mary Raker……………………………………. 763-588-3311


       WEEKLY SCRIPTURE READINGS
Sun., 12/6      Bar 5:1-9/Phil 1:4-6, 8-11/Lk 3:1-6
Mon, 12/7       Is 35:1-10/Lk 5:17-26
Tues., 12/8     Gn 3:9-15, 20/Eph 1:3-6, 11-12/Lk 1:26-38
Wed., 12/9      Is 40:25-31/Mt 11:28-30
Thur., 12/10    Is 41:13-20/Mt 11:11-15
Fri., 12/11     Is 48:17-19/Mt 11:16-19
Sat., 12/12     Zec 2:14-17/Lk 1:26-38
Sun., 12/13     Zep 3:14-18a/Phil 4:4-7/Lk 3:10-18



                 Financial Stewardship
               July 1, 2009—June 30, 2010
      Oct. 2009 Budgeted Revenue             $28,309
      Oct. 2009 Actual Revenue Received      $23,565
         Difference                          ($4,744)
      YTD Budgeted Revenue
                                            $100,986
      (through October)
      YTD Actual Revenue Received
                                            $102,254
      (through October)
         Difference                           $1,268

   Financial Stewardship for the month of November
   will appear in the December 13 bulletin.
    2323 Zenith Ave. N., Golden Valley, MN 55422
    phone 763-588-9466          fax 763-588-0040
    web www.smm-gv.org          e-mail info@smm-gv.org


            PARISH CENTER HOURS
Monday through Friday. . . . . . . . . . 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


               PASTORAL TEAM
Pastor
 Fr. Paul Moudry
Business Administration
 Margaret Knowles, mknowles@smm-gv.org

Children and Family Faith Formation
 Sr. Irene Dohmen, idohmen@smm-gv.org

Liturgy, Adult Faith Formation, RCIA & Social Justice
  Jim Smith, jsmith@smm-gv.org

Maintenance
 Ward Hamlin, 763-522-6134

Music and Liturgical Environment
 Christina Maas, cmaas@smm-gv.org

Pastoral Care
 Sr. Irene Dohmen, idohmen@smm-gv.org


                 SPIRITUAL LIFE
 Sacrament of Reconciliation
 Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. (or by appointment)

 Anointing of the Sick
   If you, or someone you know of, is ill, elderly or
   facing surgery, please call the Parish Center.

 Baptism
   Please call the Parish Center early in your pregnancy
   or adoption process to register for a Baptism
   Preparation Session.

 Marriage
   Please call Fr. Moudry one year in advance.

 RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults)
   Please call the Parish Office at 763-588-9466

 First Eucharist and Confirmation
    Please call the Parish Office at 763-588-9466

								
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