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ST. JOSEPH PARISH First Sunday in Advent SCRIPTURE READINGS November 28, 2010 Please see the “Bringing Home SAT NOV 27 the Word” insert for the daily 4:00 PM The People of Our Parish readings and commentary! SUN NOV 28 Next Sunday’s Readings: 8:00 AM Schloss and Fuhs Families Isaiah 11:1-10 10:00 AM Carol Hoppe Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17 6:00 PM Tom and John, Jr. Birrenkott Romans 15:4-9 MON NOV 29 Matthew 3:1-12 8:00 AM Word and Communion Service Noon – 7:00 PM Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament TUE NOV 30 5:15 PM Vera Terry WED DEC 1 (Please note change in Mass time for this week.) 8:30 AM Word Service for the School 5:15 PM Living and Deceased Members of the Daughters of Isabella THU DEC 2 5:15 PM Special Intention: Ann Lisner FRI DEC 3 8:00 AM Leo Bisch SAT DEC 4 4:00 PM Peter Kelly/Beverly Gamble SUN DEC 5 8:00 AM Madeline and Louis Terry 10:00 AM The People of Our Parish Mass is televised each Sunday at 10:00 AM on Channel 43; Cable Ch. 10 Sunday (28) 9:00 AM Choir practice, Father Henry Hall 7:00 PM Confirmation Class, Gym Monday (29) 8:30 AM Legion of Mary, Holy Family Room 6:30 PM Lifelong Faith Formation Commission, Faith Formation Office Tuesday (30) 5:00 PM Neighborhood Supper, Cafeteria Wednesday (1) 6:00 PM Heroes of Faith, Gym 6:30 PM Youth Night: 9th & 10th Grades, Fr. Henry Hall 7:30 PM Youth Night: 11 & 12th Grades, Fr. Henry Hall Saturday (4) 8:00 AM Men’s Retreat, Oak Park Place 9:00 AM Private Reconciliation, Reconciliation Chapel 3:00 PM Choir Practice, Fr. Henry Hall 6:00 PM Bingo, Gym Sunday (5) 11:00 AM RCIA Learning Session, Holy Family Room 6:30 PM Advent Lessons and Carols, Church 7:00 PM Confirmation Class, Gym Please pray for this couple who will be married here in December. Adam John Gulben and Elizabeth Anne Heiser Life Long Faith Formation Offering Experiences for Generations of Faith www.stjosephbaraboo.org/faithformation.html If you have any questions, please give us a call! 608.356.5353 Advent is here! This weekend (November 27 & 28) the Advent Store will be available in the Gathering Space with wreaths, candles, calendars, and other resources to help you prepare for Christmas. New CD’s will also be available to help you grow in your faith will also be available during the season of Advent. December — No GIFT! Heroes of Faith Due to the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, which is a Holy Young disciples in Grades Day of Obligation in the Roman Catholic Church falling on 3-5: Join us for Heroes of Wednesday, December 8th, we will not be holding our December Faith on Wednesday, GIFT Sessions. Instead, we encourage your family to not only go to December 1, from 6:00-7:17 pm. Games, activities, and Mass to celebrate this great feast but also take extra time for prayer discussion about one of our and preparation during this Advent so you are going to be ready for Heroes of Faith, or saints, the birth of Christ child! are part of this evening of fun and learning. Please enter the school through the parking lot Immaculate Conception Mass Times doors. 5:15 pm - December 7th (Vigil) 8:30 am & 7:00 pm - December 8th Camp Gray Registration Is Open! Camp Gray, located Mass Band just minutes north of We are playing this weekend at the 6:00 pm Baraboo, is an Sunday Mass. Practice before Mass begins at outstanding Summer 4:30 pm in the Church. Camp and Year Round Retreat High School Youth Night Center, at home in We are going to be making some epic the Madison Diocese. seminarian St. Nicholas Day packages and If you are interested we need all hands on deck. Come at the in getting any youth usual time to Father Henry Hall on in your life signed up Wednesday Night - 9th & 10th Graders from for Summer Camp, 6:30 - 8:00 pm and 11th & 12th Graders the time is now, as registration is open. Check from 7:30 - 9:00 pm out their website for details. www.campgray.com ADVENT LESSONS AND CAROLS: MEN’S RETREAT – SIGN UP NOW! Hope in the darkness – Emmanuel On Saturday December 4th, St. Joseph Parish will be hosting The parish Liturgy Commission has chosen the a one-day men’s retreat titled, "Thy Kingdom Come: Forma- "O" antiphons as a special focus for Advent this tion of the Church Then and Now." Fr. Dan Farley and Fr. year. The "O" antiphons' most familiar adaptation Eric Nielson, who have both been featured on Relevant Radio is the favorite Advent carol "O Come, O Come, will be giving two of the talks. Additional activities Emmanuel" and consist of a series of invocations throughout the day include, small group discussion, adoration, to the coming Savior, each highlighting a title for the Messiah confession, Mass, lunch and snow football (snow permitting). taken from the Hebrew scriptures. These The retreat will take place at Oak Park Place in the City of antiphons are part of the rich prayer resource of the Liturgy Baraboo. The retreat begins with registration and continental of the Hours, and form the basis for the Advent Festival of breakfast at 8:00 am, and concludes before dinner. The cost is Lessons and Carols, which will be celebrated in our parish on $30, and for more information or to register, Sunday, December 5, at 6:30 p.m. contact Becky Thompson at the St. Joseph Parish office The Festival of Lessons and Carols dates back to the late 356-5353, email@example.com. 1880's, when the Archbishop of Canterbury, England, introduced a service of music and readings to keep his THANK YOU FOR MAKING THE 2010 parishioners out of the pubs on Christmas Eve. This beloved GINGERBREAD BAZAAR A SUCCESS! yearly gathering has become such a part of English culture Many, many thanks to everyone who contributed in any way that the BBC has broadcast the service from King's College to make the 2010 Gingerbread Bazaar and Craft Fair a great Cambridge continuously since 1931, even during World War success, including the parish and school staff, Santa's Snack II when the chapel's stained glass windows had been removed Shop elves, all those who brought and bought delectable and there was no heating. It is broadcast in the United States goodies and worked in Granny Ginger's Bakery, made and on the morning of Christmas Eve on National Public Radio decorated cookies, worked on Friday for set-up and helped in (88.7 FM in this area). all areas of the Bazaar on Saturday. It takes the efforts of While the Christmas Eve service of Nine Lessons and Carols many to make the Gingerbread Bazaar a success! We are begins with Genesis and traces the story of redemption, the truly blessed at St. Joseph to have so many helping hands. Advent festival begins with the prophetic promises of salva- Thank you for making this year’s event one a great success! tion using the ancient "O" Antiphons. Although their exact Coreen Marklein, origin is unknown, they have been sung with the Canticle of on behalf of St. Joseph’s Council of Catholic Women th Mary since the 6 century from December 17 – 23. Gingerbread Christmas Raffle Winners: Afghan, donated by Ellen Dargel – Jan Budig; ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY Tree Skirt, donated by Rosie Bauer – Deb Zeman; God put us on this earth with ears to hear the Compote Longaberger Basket – “Cries of the Poor” with eyes to “Seek and find donated by Laura Garven - Judy Kurabelis; the forgotten, the suffering or the deprived” and hearts that Table Runner, donated by Rosie Bauer, and Longaberger “bring God’s love to the poor” through your generosity and Basket,donated by Laura Garven – Ellen Dargel; donations. Necklace & Earrings, donated by Laura Hamden-Krause – Jo Heath; WANT TO HELP A FAMILY IN NEED? You can Set of Lang gift boxes and Travel Coffee Mug, donated purchase a SHARE food box for $20. Write your check to by Coreen Marklein – James Baumgarten; SHARE and mail it to Mary Bowers, 948 Rosemary Lane, Spa Gift Basket, donated by Doris Genovese – Baraboo. The money will be used to buy a SHARE box for a Mary Sweeney; family who cannot afford to buy their own. Wine gift basket, donated by Coreen Marklein and Doris Genovese – Rita Steffes; HELP IS AVAILABLE FOR THOSE IN A CRISIS Kitchen Goodies Basket, donated by Doris Genovese – PREGNANCY - Columbia County Crisis Pregnancy Line Jan Budig; 1-800-705-4710 or Catholic Charities Pregnancy Crisis Center Large Divided Longaberger basket, donated by Laura 1-888-485-7385. Garven – Sharon Meisel; Christmas Sleigh, painted by the Art Angels – Jane THE SAUK COUNTY CHILDREN’S GIVING TREE Engelbert; asks your help in providing Christmas gifts for area children. Large Longaberger basket with liner, donated by Laura Just take an ornament from the Giving Tree in the Narthex, Garven – Donna Marsich purchase the item and return it to the tree. Please be sure to attach the ornament to the gift! Gifts should not be wrapped. THE HOLLY JOLLY LIGHT PARADE will be broadcast Thank you for sharing! Gifts can also be returned to the on WRPQ (Channel 43/Chanel 10 on Cable) on December Parish Office. Gifts are due December 6th. 11th at 6:00 p.m. and December 15th at noon. Check out the BARABOO PIZZA RANCH will be hosting Tip Night for St. Joseph float featuring lots of little angels and shepherds! the SCCGT on Thursday, Nov. 30th from 5-9:00 p.m. CCW CHRISTMAS PARTY Tuesday December 14 at 6 pm SCRIP WORD OF THE WEEK: EASY at Glacier Rock. We will order from a limited menu and This time of year everyone likes easy and nothing could be cocktails available at the bar. There will be games including easier than using Scrip for your shopping needs! Purchase Christmas trivia, the fabulous Prize wheel, and lots of fun! Scrip to use for shopping or for giving as a gift. All parish women are invited to attend, and we are looking for Check out the catalog of over 600 participating merchants. a big group! Catalogs are available from the weekend Scrip sellers or in the RSVP to Barb Stanek Quinn at 522-4204 by 12/6, or call any Parish Office. Orders placed by 9:00 a.m. Monday are usually officer for questions. Hope to see you there! ready for pickup on Thursday. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS of the Scrip Stewardship of Treasure 11/21/2010 Raffle sponsored by the Home & School Association. Winners Thank You! Last weekend members shared: received their choice of Scrip gift cards in the following Weekly Offertory Envelopes (277): $ 8,148.25 Amounts: Weekly Children’s Envelopes (4): $ 3.00 $250 Amity Meyer $150 Cathy McNevin Direct Debit & Credit Card (13): 1,158.50 $ 50 Anne Sahs $ 50 Margaret Walz Weekly Offertory Cash: $ 705.33 $ 25 Adam Lowe $ 25 Jill Quinn Total Weekly Contributions: $ 10,015.08 $ 25 Cathy McNevin $ 25 Iveta Ball Thank you to Chairperson, Terri Rybarczyk and all who Cafeteria Floor Project helped sell or purchased tickets! Project Cost $ 78,112.00 Collections (176) $ 48,388.50 Information received from Pro Life Total Need To Complete Project: $ 29,723.50 Wisconsin, a Catholic based organization. “Salt and Light S.A.L.T. University of Wisconsin to open another Block embryonic stem cell research facility. Together” On Thursday, December 2, the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery will open in Madison. The Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery is a research "institute," a partnership between UW-Madison, the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation and John and Tashia Morgridge, who are private donors. Read more about the research facility FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2010 @ http://www.discovery.wisc.edu/home/discovery/about-the- 5-7:00 PM In our gym institutes/about-us.cmsx All You Can Eat Only $11.00 Seniors- $9.00 Unfortunately, the website fails to mention that some of the Kids 4-12 Just $5.00 - Kids 3 & Under – FREE research will involve embryonic stem cells. We are opposed to the killing of embryonic children, which fully taints an Take Outs – $10.00 otherwise praise-worthy endeavor. Donations of dessert bars to complete Pro-Life Wisconsin and Vigil for Life of Madison will hold our meal would be appreciated! a silent picket of the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery's grand opening ceremony. You can view information about the grand opening ceremony @ http://www.discovery.wisc.edu/ home/discovery/events/grand-opening-events/grand-opening- events-home.cmsx Join us on Thursday, December 2 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. at 330 North Orchard Street (University Avenue and Campus Drive) in Madison in defense of the tiniest preborn. Contact Virginia Zignego with questions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call (262) 796-111. SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGING! St. Joseph parish will be ringing bells for the Salvation Army on December 4th and 5th at the grocery store entrance to Wal Mart. Shifts are one hour long, feel free to sign up for more than one shift. Volunteer by yourself or with a friend. A sign up sheet is available in the Narthex or call the Parish Office at 356-4773. Bells are provided!
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