November 2, 2014 - St. Julie Billiart Parish

November 2, 2014
9:00 Holy Day Mass
3:00 Reconciliation - Church
4:30 Mass [The Parish Family]
8:30 Mass [Altar Rosary Society Members]
9:30 RCIA - Dayton House
9:45 PREP
11:00 Mass [Margaret Borzcik]
1:00 Misa en Español at Cemetery
7:00 Memorial Service
MONDAY, November 3
12:00 Mass [Charles Groh]
7:00 St. Vincent de Paul– Church Office
TUESDAY, November 4
8:00 Mass [Paul Jacquin, Jr.]
WEDNESDAY, November 5
8:00 Communion Service
7:00 BINGO - Fenmont
7:00 Spanish Choir - Church
St. Martin de Porres
7:00 RCIA – Dayton House
7:00 Pastoral Region Core Group—
Church Office
THURSDAY, November 6
8:00 Mass [Laverne Preston]
7:00 RCIA Inquiry Meeting – Dayton House
7:00 Choir Practice - Church
7:30 Parish Council—Church Office
FIRST FRIDAY, November 7
12:00 Mass [Charles Preston]
7:00 Holy Hour
SATURDAY, November 8
9:00 Holy Day Mass
3:00 Reconciliation - Church
4:30 Mass [George Kushner +]
SUNDAY, November 9
8:30 Mass [Merle & Diana Ferry Wedding Anniv.]
9:30 RCIA - Dayton House
9:45 PREP
11:00 Mass [Carl Cagle*]
The Feast of All Soul’s is one of those handful of feasts
that “bumps” a Sunday. That means that the Church considers it quite important. And so do we. I can recall as a
child going into the church three times on All Souls Day.
Each time I’d say an Our Father, a Hail Mary, and a Glory
Be. I’d make sure to “go to Confession” within a week. I did
that because we were told that was the way to get a Plenary
Indulgence to get one of the Poor Souls into heaven.
I have no idea if it is really that easy. I do know
that it is good to pray for those who have gone before us. It
is good for them and for us. I do know that the soul lives on
after death. I do know that at the end of time in the Resurrection of the Dead we will all be together again. This time
with bodies glorified by having participated in the Resurrection. Finally, I do know that our faith can take at least some
of the sting out of death.
Today is also a time to express our gratitude to our
fellow parishioners who make the funeral an occasion for
the Parish to minister to the Family. Thanks to the Funeral
Choir, Heavenly Kitchen, Deacons, and Jonathan Alexander. I think we minister well and lovingly to these families.
Last Sunday Mary Richter, our coordinator of
RCIA, received a Certificate in the Lay Pastoral Ministry
Program. Every time someone like Mary achieves an educational milestone I am humbled. All my serious study was
done with no major responsibilities in life except to study.
That was true for eight years of College and Seminary as
well as my intensive studies of Spanish. Mary and others
achieve these things in the midst of family and ministry and/
or work commitments. Incidentally, it is worth mentioning
that both St. Joseph and St. Peter in Chains utilize our
RCIA. Congratulations, Mary!
Readings for the Week of November 2, 2014
Administrative action on deportation relief
has been pledged for “after the November
elections”. The Bishops Conference is sponsoring “call-in days” from Nov. 5 through Nov.
13. That is from the day after the national
general elections to the Feast of St. Frances of
Cabrini, the patroness of immigrants (Nov.
13th). The toll-free number to use to call the
White House is 1-855-589-5698 and our message is simple: Protect as many immigrants
and their families as possible from deportation. If you are concerned for the fate of many
of your fellow parishioners, make the call.
Sunday The Commemoration of All the Faithful
Departed: Wis 3:1-9; Ps 27 or Ps 103; Rom 5:5-11 or
Rom 6:3-9; Jn 6:37-40
Monday Saint Martin de Porres, Religious
Phil 2:1-4; Ps 131; Lk 14:12-14
Tuesday Saint Charles Borromeo, Bishop
Phil 2:5-11; Ps 22; Lk 14:15-24
Wednesday Phil 2:12-18; Ps 27; Lk 14:25-33
Phil 3:3-8a; Ps 105; Lk 15:1-10
Phil 3:17–4:1; Ps 122; Lk 16:1-8
Phil 4:10-19; Ps 112; Lk 16:9-15
Sunday The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12; Ps 46; 1 Cor 3:9c-11,
16-17; Jn 2:13-22
TREASURE: July 2014-June 2015
Weekly Collection Review
Collection October 26, 2014
Adult Envelopes Received
Regular Collection Goal:
Regular Collection Received
Over/Under Goal:
YTD Regular Collection Goal:
YTD Regular Collection Received
YTD Over/Under Goal:
November 2, 2014
Confirmation Candidates and/or some
of their parents/sponsors are
encouraged to volunteer to serve at
the PARISH Irish Dinner on Saturday,
Nov. 8. Please contact Mary Pat
Austing to offer your help that night. 863-1040 ext. *815,
Looking Ahead
IN CONTROL Parent Meeting for PREP students in
grades 6 – 12 on Sunday, Nov. 23 during PREP class
time. The Pregnancy Center East IN CONTROL
Chastity teachers will be presenting important
information for all the parents.
MARK THE DATE on your calendar.
St. Julie Billiart Capital Campaign Drive:
Preserving our Past –
Preparing for Our Future
As of
10-26-14 we have received
$463,928.97 for the drive. We received
several additional pledges and donations from
members who had made pledges/donations at
the beginning of our drive in June 2012.
Thanks for your continued support of this drive which will
help us maintain and update or buildings so that we can
continue to bring Christ to others through a variety of
religious programs as well as recreational and social
Donation envelopes for our Capital Campaign Drive can be
found in the vestibule of church and are in you’re your
regular donation packets.
Please note that Fr. Mike’s series entitled “A
Catholic Approach to Scripture, Sacraments &
Spirituality, and Morality” has just one more
session. It skips the next two weeks, then is
offered from 7:00- 8:30pm Thurs., Nov.13
In “St. Stephen Hall” at the Fenmont
Don’t miss it!
Remembrance Book
During the month of November
you are invited to remember
those near and dear to you who
have passed away. Please write their
names in our parish Remembrance Book
located by the Baptismal font.
Confirmation students volunteered to help at last Sunday’s
Virtual Lourdes Pilgrimage.
Please take time to look at the Irish Map located in the
vestibule...If you have IRISH ROOTS,
ROOTS please write your name on
the post it flag and point toward the cit* or area….
Also, plan to bring your
to the Fenmont the night of our Irish Meal….Those items will be
displayed on a special table for all to appreciate!
Our sympathy and condolences
to the family and friends of
Allen Alexander,
Grandfather of Jonathan Alexander, our St. Julie
Director of Music,
Grace Ciavarella, and
John Cox,
May their souls and all of the souls of the faithful
departed through the Mercy of God rest in peace.
November 2, 2014
The St. Peter in Chains 6th Annual Walk-a-Thon,
BE ALL YOU CAN BE, took place on Friday, October 10. All
students grades Kindergarten through 8th grade took part in this
fun and exciting day! Everyone had a great time walking, performing fitness activities and learning about the importance of exercise
and a healthy lifestyle. Teachers, parents, grandparents and
friends also joined the fun!
Through the generous support of community sponsors, family
and friends, and also the parishioners of St. Julie Billiart and
St. Peter in Chains, the BE ALL YOU CAN BE campaign raised
nearly $41,000! This incredible amount directly supports all students and help to fund improvements for our school. Just this
summer, a multipurpose gym floor was installed using partial funds
from past Walk-a-Thons. We are truly blessed to have received so
many donations from those who believe in the students at St. Peter in Chains School and also in the importance of Catholic education! We appreciate it!
Please watch the vestibules in upcoming weeks for displays thanking our corporate sponsors and please support them throughout
the year, as they have been so kind with their support of this event!
Thanks to all who donated, walked, volunteered and kept our students in their prayers. This event could not be successful without
the help of all of you!
If anyone has pictures of our
“Virtual Lourdes Pilgrimage” and would like to
share them for publication in the bulletin or
newsletter, please email them to
Thank you very much.
By popular demand we will be
selling them again after
4:30pm, 8:30 & 11:00 am
Masses on the weekends of
November 8/9 and 15/16.
We will also be selling them at
the Irish Meal & our Booth at
2014 National Black History Month : Who
Open House Sunday, Nov. 2
Annual Canned Food Drive is set for Nov. 5-18.
Students will be knocking on doors in the neighborhoods, or residents are welcome to drop off
canned items in the main office at BHS. All donations will go to the St. Raphael’s food bank. There
are many needs in our community ... thank you for
your generous support!
Annual Night of One Act plays is set for Thurs.Sat. Nov. 13-15, in the Little Theatre. Three oneact plays are on the bill. Admission is $5 at the
door. Come enjoy the show!
1-4 PM!
Mexican families have the tradition of
praying the rosary with family and friends
each evening prior to the great feasts of Our
Lady of Guadalupe (Dec. 12) and Christmas. It is done in their homes before an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The image
travels each day from family to family. We
want to invite English-speaking parishioners to participate in
this by being with a family in their home any evening from November 26 through Dec. 20. You can pray along in either English or Spanish. If you would like to pray in Spanish, we can
give you a CD with the rosary prayers in Spanish to practice.
Let Tami Urcia or Fr. Mike know of your interest and which
day(s) you would like to participate. We will call the host family
and tell them to expect you. We will give you the family’s
names, address, and phone number. We hope many families
will take advantage of this great opportunity to participate in a
multicultural experience of devotion and tradition!
was St. Martin de Porres?
St. Martin de Porres “1579-1639”, a Black saint, was born from Spanish Nobleman,
Juan de Porres, and a black freed woman, Anna Vasquez. He was the first Dominican
professed brother in 1603. Martin worked as an infirmaries doctor/nurse, and
pharmacist. Martin de Porres is called “Father of the Poor” because of charitable acts
and his dedication to prayer. He was canonized a saint in 1962. Martin de Porres was
the first African American saint from the Americas. Feast Day: November 3rd.
Project Rachel is offering a threeday retreat for post-abortive women in Cincinnati on November 7,
8, and 9. The cost is $125 but
scholarships are available and cost should not be
a barrier. It’s time for a second chance. Choose to
accept God’s love and forgive yourself.
“The women of Project Rachel supported me lovingly, and started me on the path to healing. God forgave me, but I still had to forgive myself. God does
not want you to be broken-He wants you to be the
Holy Person He created you to be.” G., past retreat
For specific times and location or more information, please call the confidential hotline at
An Evening for Ladies of the Parish -
“Advent by Candlelight”
November 2, 2014
CHOSEN: CALLED TO BE MORE On Saturday, November 8, 2014, a high impact youth
rally and Mass for youth in 6-8th grade with a concurrent session for their parents will take place at Good
Shepherd Catholic Church in Montgomery from 5:00 9:30 p.m. Cost is $10/person. For more details or to
register with your parish contact your youth minister or
Christmas in the Country Crafts Fair
St. Aloysius, Shandon
11/29 10am10am-5pm
11/30 10am 4pm
27 Booths of crafts and small
antiques. Home made soup,
dessert, sandwich, snack and drink choices will also be
available. There is no admittance charge.
Glenmary Home Missioners is hosting a Come & See Mission
Trip November 26- Dec 1. The trip will include visits to Glenmary
missions, time with other men in discernment, a Thanksgiving meal
and personal & group reflection and prayer. This trip is for single
men between the ages 18-40. Please contact us at for more information.
Deadline to register is Nov. 16, 2014
On December 5th at 7pm we will be hosting a
new event for ladies of the parish called “A dvent by MEET OUR SISTERS and DISCUSS OUR MINISTRIES
Franciscan Sisters of the Poor invite you to join us Sunday,
Candlelight”. Ladies are welcome to host or co- The
Nov. 16 at our 10 a.m. Mass followed by Coffee & Conversation
host a table and invite up to seven female friends or at St. Clare Chapel, 60 Compton Rd., (45215) nr Wyoming. What
family members. Hosts would bring table settings, a great opportunity to meet our sisters – especially if you’re
table cloth, candles, and homemade desserts to discerning a religious vocation. Hear about our history and
share with their friends. After snacking and social- ministries. Be a part of our future! or
izing, we will listen to a 30 minute talk on an Ad- 761-9040x156
vent theme. This year’s speaker will be COME AND SEE – Dominican Friars – Washington DC
Jen Williamson. Mar r ied 29 year s and mother of What: Dominican Friars “Come and See” Vocations Weekend
six children, she served as a parish youth minister When: November 14–16, 2014
at St. Susanna Catholic Parish in Mason for thirteen Where: The Dominican House of Studies, Washington, D.C.
years and is currently the campus minister at UD. A Contact: Fr. Benedict Croell, O.P. at
woman full of energy and with a great love of
motherhood, she enjoys being creative, reading, taking classes, cooking, and eating.
Contact Tami Urcia at 513-863-1040 or for more information or to host a
table. I look forward to seeing you there!
November 2, 2014
Celebrating our
Irish Culture And our
“Special Anniversary”
SATURDAY, November 8, 2014
5:30-6:30 gathering and social, bag piper
6:00 Anniversary Couples introduction
6:30-7:45 dinner 7:45 Program
Erickson Academy of Irish Dancers
Irish Trivia
Irish Songs
Reservations are necessary.
Please call the office NO LATER than
Weds., Nov. 5 by 3pm.
After November 1: $12 adult / $10 Teens /
$5 Children 6-12/ < 6 free / Family $35
In the month of November we remember loved ones who
have died this year.
November 1: All Saints Day celebrates all of the faithful
who are in Heaven.
November 2: All Souls Day is a solemn feast
commemorating all of those who have died and now are
in Purgatory.
St Mary/ St Stephen cemeteries wish to express our
deepest sympathies to those who have lost a loved one
this year. We are sorry for your loss.
Jesus said “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be
Matthew 5:4
St Mary/ St Stephen Cemetery
1314 Greenwood Ave, Hamilton, Oh 45011
Address: 224 Dayton Street, Hamilton, OH 45011
Phone: 513-863-1040 Fax: 513-863-1132
Website: Bulletins, Newsletters, Parish Histories & More!
Monday to Friday, Lunes a Viernes: 9:00 to 12:00, 1:00 to 4:00
Rev. Michel U. Pucke: Pastor/Párroco
Baptism: If you have an infant to
baptize, please call the office. Adults
wishing to enter the Church participate
in the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA).
For information contact the office.
Ext. *813
Deacon / Diácono: Mr. William Renneker
Deacon / Diácono: Mr. Thomas Strodtbeck deacontommarysr@aol,com
Ext. *814
Mrs. Tami Urcia: Family Life Minister/Ministerio de la Vida Familiar
Ext. *825
If you are an adult,
active Catholic who has not received
the sacrament, please schedule an
appointment with the pastor.
Mrs. Mary Pat Austing: Religious Education / Educación Religiosa
Ext.* 815
Saturday 3:00 to
4:00 pm or by appointment.
Mr. Jonathan Alexander: Liturgical Music / Música Litúrgica
Mrs. Mary Richter: Sacraments for Adults / Sacramentos para adultos
Ext. *817
Mrs. Betty Meiner: Business Manager / Manejo de bienes
Mrs. Mary Ann Accorinti: Receptionist / Recepcionista
Mrs. Bonnie Whittlesey: Clerical / Email:
Mr. Dennis Briggs: Maintenance / Mantención
Anointing of the Sick:
celebrated with family and friends
present, call to make appt. Please seek
the sacrament ahead of time if you
have surgery/medical procedures
Schedule through the
pastor or deacons at least 6 months
prior to anticipated date.
Call the office 863-1040.
Holy Orders: Considering a vocation
to the priesthood or religious life?
Contact Fr. Mike or the Archdiocese of
Cincinnati Vocation Office
LEER: Sabiduría 3:1-9, Salmo 27,
Romanos 5:5-11, Juan 11:17-27
El Día de Muertos: Origen y Simbolismo
El culto a la muerte en México no es algo nuevo, pues
ya se practicaba desde fechas próximas al año 1800
a.C. Los evangelizadores cristianos de tiempos
coloniales aceptaron en parte las tradiciones de los
antiguos pueblos para poder implantar el cristianismo
entre dichos pueblos. Los orígenes de la celebración
del Día de Muertos en México son anteriores a la
llegada de los españoles. Los rituales que celebran la
vida de los ancestros se realizan en las antiguas
civilizaciones por lo menos desde hace tres mil años.
Cuando llegaron a América los españoles en el siglo
XVI trajeron sus propias celebraciones del Día de
Muertos cristianas y europeas, donde se recordaba a
los muertos en el Día de Todos los Santos. Al convertir
a los nativos del nuevo mundo se dio lugar a un
sincretismo que mezcló las tradiciones europeas y
prehispánicas, haciendo coincidir las festividades
católicas del Día de todos los Santos (Nov 1) y Todas
las Almas (Nov 2) con el festival similar
mesoamericano, creando el actual Día de Muertos.
Otros elementos influirían en la evolución de las
actuales costumbres del Día de Muertos; por ejemplo,
en el centro del país, las epidemias que durante siglos
azotaron a la Ciudad de México llevaron a la creación
de cementerios fuera de la ciudad y fue hasta 1961 que
el gobierno se encargo de los entierros. Así mismo
hacia 1859 se consolidó la costumbre de adornar las
tumbas con flores y velas, visitar los panteones los días
1 y 2 de noviembre.
El Pan de Muerto: El pan es una representación de
la eucaristía y fue agregado por los evangelizadores
españoles. Es un panecillo dulce que se hornea en
diferentes figuras, desde simples formas redondas
hasta cráneos, adornado con figuras del mismo pan en
forma de hueso, se le espolvorea azúcar y se elabora
con anís.
Las Calaveras de Dulce: tienen escritos el nombre
del difunto en la frente, son consumidas por parientes o
(continuado al lado)
Lecturas de la Semana - noviembre 3-8
Lunes: Filipenses 2:1-4, Salmo 131:1-3, Lucas 14:12-14
Martes: Filipenses 2:5-11, Salmo 22, Lucas 14:15-24
Miércoles: Sabidur ía 3:1-9, Salmo 23, Juan 6:37-40
Jueves: Filipenses 3:3-8, Salmo 105, Lucas 15:1-10
Viernes: Filipenses 3:17-4:1, Salmo 122, Lucas 16:1-8
Sábado: Filipenses 4:10-19, Salmo 112, Lucas 16:9-15
November 2, 2014
Fecha: 22 de Noviembre de 8:30am-5:00pm
Dirección: Igl. Sta. Susanna, 616 Reading Rd, Mason OH
Información: P. Samuel González Tel. (513) 383-8867
email: o Karla Eysoldt: Tel. (513)
398-3821 Ext. 3112, email:
Nota: Se aceptan parejas que vivan en unión libre, o que
estén casadas por lo civil o matrimonios católicos que
quieran participar
Costo: $20 por pareja para refrigerios y almuerzo. :
**Todas las parejas que piensan en casarse en los
próximos 12 meses deben asistir en este retiro. Pueden
registrarse con Tamara Urcia al 513-863-1040**
El 7 de diciembre durante
la misa de 1:00 habrá una
bendición de las mamás
embarazadas para
bendecir a la creatura en
el vientre. Después de
misa habrá un pequeño
convivio con merienda.
Las Flores: Durante el período del 1 al 2 de noviembre las familias normalmente limpian y decoran
las tumbas con coloridas coronas de flores de rosas,
girasoles, entre otras, pero principalmente de cempsúchitl, las cuales se cree atraen y guían las almas de los
Retrato de la persona recordada: El retrato del difunto sugiere el ánima que los visitará la noche del 2 de
noviembre. Dicha imagen honra la parte más alta del
altar. Se coloca de espaldas y frente a ella se coloca un
espejo para que el difunto solo pueda ver el reflejo de
sus deudos y estos vean a su vez únicamente al difunto.
Doce cirios: Aunque pueden ser menos, tienen que
ser en pares, y preferiblemente de color morado, con
coronas y flores de cera. Los cirios, sobre todo si son
morados, son señal de duelo. Los cuatro cirios en cruz
representan los cuatro puntos cardinales, de manera
que el ánima pueda orientarse hasta encontrar su camino y su casa aparte de agua y sal.
Comida: Se coloca el alimento tradicional o el que
era del agrado de los fallecidos se coloca para que el
alma lo disfrute.
Cruz: Utilizada en la mayoría de los altares, es un símbolo introducido por los evangelizadores españoles,
con el fin de incorporar el catecismo a una tradición tan
arraigada entre los indígenas, como la veneración de
los muertos. Para recordarle su fe, ya que el Miércoles
de Ceniza se le dice la frase: "Recuerda que polvo eres
y en polvo te convertirás", con lo que se le recuerda
que regresa a la tierra de la que salió. La cruz va en la
parte superior del altar a un costado de la imagen del
difunto y esta puede ser de sal, ceniza, tierra o cal.