ST. JULIE BILLIART November 2, 2014 THIS WEEK PASTOR’S CORNER SATURDAY, November 1 ALL SAINTS DAY 9:00 Holy Day Mass 3:00 Reconciliation - Church 4:30 Mass [The Parish Family] SUNDAY, November 2 ALL SOULS DAY 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 +] 5:30 IRISH HERITAGE DINNER –Fenmont 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 THIS WEEK 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 Thursday Phil 3:3-8a; Ps 105; Lk 15:1-10 Friday Phil 3:17–4:1; Ps 122; Lk 16:1-8 Saturday 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 ST. JULIE BILLIART STEWARDSHIP TREASURE: July 2014-June 2015 Weekly Collection Review Collection October 26, 2014 Adult Envelopes Received 207 Regular Collection Goal: $11,000.00 Regular Collection Received 7,388.26 Over/Under Goal: (3,611.74) YTD Regular Collection Goal: 187,000.00 YTD Regular Collection Received 160,587.91 YTD Over/Under Goal: (26,412.09) “MAKE -A-CHANGE” FOR OCTOBER ST. JULIE ROSARY MAKERS GROUP November 2, 2014 IRISH DINNER VOLUNTEERS 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, email@example.com 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 activities. Donation envelopes for our Capital Campaign Drive can be found in the vestibule of church and are in you’re your regular donation packets. A CATHOLIC APPROACH TO… 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. IRISH DINNER ATTENDEES! 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 IRISH HERITAGE MEMORABILIA 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. ST. JULIE BILLIART 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you very much. ST. JULIE COOKBOOKS… 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 QP’s PINK FRIDAY! 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! ROSARY DEVOTION IN PREPARATION FOR FEASTS OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE & CHRISTMAS 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. ST. JULIE BILLIART PROJECT RACHEL WEEKEND RETREAT 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 participant. For specific times and location or more information, please call the confidential hotline at 513.784.0531. 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 visit catholiccincinnati.org/CHOSEN. 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. PRAY FOR VOCATIONS 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 email@example.com 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! www.sfp-vocations.org or izing, we will listen to a 30 minute talk on an Ad- SrJoAnn@sfp-vocations.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to host a table. I look forward to seeing you there! ST. JULIE BILLIART November 2, 2014 Celebrating our Irish Culture And our “Special Anniversary” couples 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 Cemetery News 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 comforted” Matthew 5:4 St Mary/ St Stephen Cemetery 1314 Greenwood Ave, Hamilton, Oh 45011 email@example.com 737-1600 CONTACT US: Address: 224 Dayton Street, Hamilton, OH 45011 Phone: 513-863-1040 Fax: 513-863-1132 Website: www.stjulie.net Bulletins, Newsletters, Parish Histories & More! PARISH OFFICE HOURS / HORAS DE ATENCIÓN EN LA OFICINA PARROQUIAL Monday to Friday, Lunes a Viernes: 9:00 to 12:00, 1:00 to 4:00 Rev. Michel U. Pucke: Pastor/Párroco Sacraments 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. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ext. *813 Deacon / Diácono: Mr. William Renneker email@example.com Deacon / Diácono: Mr. Thomas Strodtbeck deacontommarysr@aol,com Ext. *814 896-1872 Mrs. Tami Urcia: Family Life Minister/Ministerio de la Vida Familiar Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ext. *825 Confirmation: If you are an adult, active Catholic who has not received the sacrament, please schedule an appointment with the pastor. (863-1040) Mrs. Mary Pat Austing: Religious Education / Educación Religiosa Email: email@example.com Ext.* 815 Reconciliation: Saturday 3:00 to 4:00 pm or by appointment. Mr. Jonathan Alexander: Liturgical Music / Música Litúrgica Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ext.*832 Mrs. Mary Richter: Sacraments for Adults / Sacramentos para adultos Email: email@example.com Ext. *817 Mrs. Betty Meiner: Business Manager / Manejo de bienes Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ext.*811 Mrs. Mary Ann Accorinti: Receptionist / Recepcionista Email: email@example.com Ext.*810 Mrs. Bonnie Whittlesey: Clerical / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Ext.*812 Mr. Dennis Briggs: Maintenance / Mantención Email: email@example.com Ext.*819 Anointing of the Sick: Ideally celebrated with family and friends present, call to make appt. Please seek the sacrament ahead of time if you have surgery/medical procedures scheduled. Marriage: 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 (513)4213131. ST. JULIE BILLIART TODOS LOS FIELES DIFUNTOS 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 amigos. (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 RETIRO PREMATRIMONIAL Y DE PAREJAS 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: firstname.lastname@example.org o Karla Eysoldt: Tel. (513) 398-3821 Ext. 3112, email: email@example.com 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 muertos. 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.
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