ST. JUDE CATHOLIC CHURCH NOVEMBER 2, 2014

ST. JUDE CATHOLIC CHURCH
CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE
NOVEMBER 2, 2014
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: November 8-9
MASS INTENTIONS AND READINGS
Sat 11/1
8:15am
5:30pm
7:30pm
Sat
5:30pm V Baltz, B DeGaetano, J Grau, D & J Smith,
J Trochelman
Sun 8:00am L & L Burke, S & MA Darden, M Greene,
A Lunn
10:30am R Buhrman, L Burke, S Chardos, K Gabor,
H Jabaley, J Palladino (K of C)
12:15pm M Bautista, J & F Martin, A Shelby,
L Torrence, A Wheeler
5:30pm J Bradshaw, N Brooks, R Buhrman,
M Dement, B Malo, C Moore
Rv 7:2-4, 9-14; 1 Ps 24; 1 Jn 3:1-3; Mt 5:1-12a
† Hoyal Boles – Mechtild Boles
INT of Rev. Joe Brando – Ann Hammers
Special Intention (Spanish)
Sun 11/2 Wis 3:1-9; Ps 27; Rom 5:5-11; Jn 6:37-40
8:00am † Michael Prendergast – Vincent & Ruth Burns
10:30am † Shirley Rehreuer – Bill & Gloria Deml
12:15pm † Howard & Pat Jabaley – Deacon Tom & Brenda
McConnell
5:30pm INT of St. Jude Parishioners
If you are an EM and would like to receive an EMAIL
schedule, please write to stjudeemschedule@gmail.com.
Mon 11/3 Phil 2:1-4; Ps 131; Lk 14:12-14
8:15am † Ray Ryan – Bill & Gloria Deml
CONTACT PARISH OFFICE REGARDING
Tue 11/4 Phil 2:5-11; Ps 22; Lk 14:15-24
8:15am † Arline Bolen – William Bolen, Jr.
ADORATION -- Monday through Friday, 6am (or 9am
for Summer Schedule) to 9pm, in the Chapel. Sign up for
a weekly hour or drop in anytime.
Wed 11/5 Phil 2:12-18; Ps 27; Lk 14:25-33
8:15am † Joann Embury – Helena Mendzef
7:00pm † Dolores Brown – Emily Knoch
ANOINTING OF THE SICK – Anyone entering the
hospital or in serious ill health may be anointed.
Thu 11/6 Phil 3:3-8a; Ps 105; Lk 15:1-10
8:15am † Ray Ryan – Bill & Gloria Deml
BAPTISM – Parents must attend a baptismal preparation
class before having their first child baptized.
Fri 11/7 Phil 3:17–4:1; Ps 122; Lk 16:1-8
8:15am † Deceased Members of Legion of Mary
5:30pm INT of Deacon Tom & Brenda McConnell –
CATHOLIC CONNECTION – For adult Catholics who
have been Baptized but not Confirmed, or who are
Confirmed but inactive or not fully practicing.
Bill & Phyllis Lawrence
CONFIRMATION – Classes are required and begin in
October. Must be 9th grade or older.
Sat 11/8 Phil 4:10-19; Ps 112; Lk 16:9-15
8:15am † Joseph Jedrychowski – Richard & Judy Buhrman
5:30pm † Kate McGuire – McGuire Family
7:30pm INT of St. Jude Parishioners
Sun 11/9
8:00am
10:30am
12:15pm
5:30pm
FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED – If you would benefit
from using a hearing assistance device, please see an usher
before Mass or contact the Parish Office during the week.
Ez 47:1-12; Ps 46; 1 Cor 3:9c-17; Jn 2:13-22
† Michael Prendergast – Paul & Jean Carpenter
INT of St. Jude Parishioners
INT of Sophia McConnell – Wesson Family
† Laurence Harwood – Harwood Family
MATRIMONY – Four-month notice required.
PARISH RELIGIOUS ED (PRE) – For 4-year-old
preschoolers through 8th graders.
RCIA/INQUIRY CLASSES – For non-Catholics who
would like to learn about the Catholic Faith.
LECTORS: November 8-9
Sat
Sun
5:30pm
8:00am
10:30am
12:15pm
5:30pm
ROSARY – Prayed daily in Chapel after the 8:15am Mass,
after 7pm Mass for Vocations on the second Monday of
each month, and at 3pm on the first Saturday (Patriotic).
Jerry Jeansonne
Donna Gabor
Al Salatka, Sr. (K of C)
Pat Jabaley
Ben Byrne
YOUTH – Contact Youth Ministry Coordinator Alicia
Bradshaw at bradshawa5@gmail.com or 870-8002 or go to
www.stjudechattanooga.org/youthministry/index.html
ALTAR SERVERS: November 8-9
Sat
Sun
5:30pm
8:00am
10:30am
12:15pm
5:30pm
VOCATIONS CHALICE NEXT WEEKEND
B Barasha, C Barasha, P Murphy
L Juarez, S Powe
A Hunt, E Smith
R Brumlow, K Dubininkas
M Fillauer, C Gomez
Call Erin Wiles at 901-240-3844 to volunteer.
Sunday, November 9, at 10:30am
Mike & Mandy Mroz with Kendall & Riley
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THE COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED (ALL SOULS’ DAY)
THIS WEEK AT ST. JUDE
SPIRITUAL LIFE
To add, remove, or restore a family member’s name,
please call the Parish Office.
INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
If St. Jude School is closed or delayed due to
unsafe weather conditions, the morning’s
Mass schedule will be canceled.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE SICK
Maria Alder, Christopher Allen, Jane Armor, Kathryn Arnold,
Shelly Benjamin, Brooklyn Bernarding, Elizabeth Booth, Ben
Byrne, Tom Cain, Gertrude Camacho, Steve Campbell, Michael
Casey, Sue Chaffin, William Chepul, Ann Marie Cooper, Larry
Copeland Jr., Bettye Cotter, Nancy Cunningham, Lauren Dean,
Earl Diehl, Therese Dobard, Mavis Dove, Marilyn Dyer, Gary
Flerchinger, Regina Fountain, Joe Fox, Renae Gajownik, Steve
Gardner, Roberto & Victoria Goduco, Dennis Greenwood, Ann
Hammers, Jenny Hays, Bernadette Hemeyer, Alex Hubbard, Amy
C. Jacob, Joanie Lee, Linda Lichner, Campbell Long, Trudy
Masic, Theresa McAndrews, Dale McCaa, Trinity Meade, Ed
Moore, Robert Moore, George O’Dell, Michael Pickett, Charles
Plant, Joan Porterfield, Jose Que Pua, John Purvis, Griffin &
Harrison Ralls, Frank Rogers, Miryan Rojas, Gary Spaniak,
Marie Tingle, Robert Weekly, Susan White, Victoria Wing,
Debbie Worley, Ellen Zahorec
Monday, November 3
3:30pm Legion of Mary (Youth)
6:30pm Catholic Divorce Survival Guide
Library
Library
Tuesday, November 4
10:30am Fr. Charlie’s Bible Study
11:00am Pinochle Group
6:00pm World of Hope
7:00pm Fr. Charlie’s Bible Study
Church
Dupree
Dupree
Church
Wednesday, November 5
9:00am
11:00am
6:00pm
6:30pm
6:30pm
6:35pm
7:00pm
7:30pm
All Things Catholic
Sewing Circle of Friends
VISIONS
PRE
St. Monica Novena
Sacramental Preparation
RCIA
12:15 Choir Practice
Dupree
Library
Gym
School
Chapel
Harwood
PLC
Church
FOR OUR SERVICE MEN & WOMEN
Thursday, November 6
11:00am Librarians
12:00pm VIRTUS Training
5:00pm Line Dancing
7:00pm Rosary Makers
Brandy Bazemore, Thomas Bazemore, Richard Bryant, John
Cain III, Matthew Cain, Eric Flerchinger, Nathaniel Garza,
William Garza, Joseph Gaston, Michael Knee, Luke Lewis,
Stephen McGrath, Thomas McGrath, Erin Cain Poe
Library
PLC
Siener
Library
Friday, November 7
9:00am
9:00am
5:30pm
7:00pm
7:00pm
Legion of Mary (Adults)
First Friday Breakfast
First Friday Mass
Schoenstatt Group 2
Picture of Love Retreat
AND FOR THE REPOSE OF THE SOUL OF
Library
PLC
Church
Hrwd A
Siener
Helen DeBoer, mother of Helen Steigelman
Joseph Monteith, brother of Michael Monteith
Mary Ann Steigelman, sister-in-law of Joe Steigelman
Saturday, November 8
9:00am
9:00am
11:00am
12:00pm
Catholic Charities Bake Sale
Picture of Love Retreat
Church Cleaners
Mass of Remembrance
Mass of Remembrance Reception
Prayer Requests entered into the book in the chapel are prayed for each
weekday by the Rosary Group. For Emergency Requests Only, call
Prayer Help Line volunteers Vicki Baltz (842-6094), Sharon Moss
(875-2230), or Theresa Slaughter (842-7890).
Siener
Church
Church
PLC
LOOKING AHEAD
Sunday, November 9
9:00am
10:45am
11:00am
2:30pm
4:30pm
Catholic Charities Bake Sale
Coffee & Donuts
Children’s Liturgy
12:15 Choir Practice
Secular Franciscan Order
5:30 Choir Practice
MASS FOR VOCATIONS
Monday, November 10, at 7pm in church
PLC
Library
Library
Harwood
Church
MYSTAGOGY
Wednesday, November 12, in Parish Life Center after 7pm Mass
SJS BOOK FAIR OPENS
Friday, November 14, in Harwood Room of Family Life Center
ALL SOULS MEMORIAL SCROLL
FAMILY HONOR’S LEADING & LOVING
Fri, November 14, and Sat, November 15, in Parish Life Center
Beginning this weekend and continuing
throughout November, the Memorial Scroll
– which lists the names of parishioners’
deceased loved ones – will hang on the front of the ambo
(pulpit). If you have deceased loved ones whose names
have not been collected in previous years, please enter
them into the notebook in the vestibule and they will be
added to the scroll.
GROUNDS WORK DAY
Saturday, November 15, 8am to 12 noon
LADIES OF CHARITY’S STAR TREE
Begins Saturday, November 15, in the church vestibule
GOOD SAMARITAN COLLECTION
After all Masses on November 15-16 in church vestibule
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ST. JUDE CATHOLIC CHURCH
CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE
NOVEMBER 2, 2014
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION TEACHER NEEDED
SPIRITUAL LIFE
Our Parish Religious Education Program is in immediate
need of a catechist for the Second Grade class, which
meets on Wednesday evenings. The current catechist
cannot continue due to upcoming surgery. Some
classroom experience is required and an aide is already in
place. Please call Kyra at 870-2386 to inquire about this
rewarding volunteer opportunity.
FIRST CORINTHIANS STUDY EXTENDED
Fr. Charlie will continue his class on the New Testament
book of First Corinthians on Tuesday, November 4, at
10:30am and 7pm. Class will meet in the church and last
no more than an hour and a half. Everyone is invited!
PARISH LIFE
PEN PALS FOR PRISONERS NEEDED
SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS
Have you ever wondered how you could fulfill Christ’s
call in Matthew to visit those in prison without ever
leaving the comfort of your own home? Well, you easily
can…and then you too will hear Jesus say to you: “Inherit
the Kingdom…for I was in prison and you visited me.”
[Matt 25:34-36]. The Chattanooga Deanery Pen Pals for
Prisoners Ministry is growing and we now need more
volunteers to correspond with new inmates who have
requested a pen pal. We currently have 31 pen pal
volunteers (including 10 Hispanics) and 42 participating
inmates (including 9 Hispanics). Training is provided to
share this unique way to minister to inmates. For more
information, contact Deacon Tom McConnell at
brendaandtom@comcast.net or 209-5485, or Emily Knoch
at emily@livingstoncompany.com or 785-6156, or Irene
Scoggins at irenescoggins@yahoo.com or 596-0053.
A “Surviving the Holidays” workshop will be offered at
St. Jude on Sunday, November 16, 2-4pm, in the Dupree
Room of the Family Life Center. This one-session grief
recovery program is for those who have experienced the
loss of a loved one due to separation, divorce, or death.
Whether you have suffered the loss of a partner, parent,
child, or some other significant relationship, and whether
it has been a few months or a few years, this excellent
program has something to offer. Cost is $10 for materials,
and light refreshments will be served.
FAMILY HONOR LEADING & LOVING
St. Jude will host Family Honor’s Leading & Loving
program for parents of young children, newborn through
5th grade. Learn how to be a good role model, how virtue
is developed in children, and how to answer challenging
questions—all while instilling the beauty and truth of
Catholic teachings. Leading & Loving will be presented
in 2 sessions: Friday, November 14 (7-9pm), and
Saturday, November 15 (9am-2pm), in the Parish Life
Center. No charge although donations are requested, and
childcare will be provided on site. Register online at
www.familyhonor.org. Deadline for registering is
Monday, November 3. To find out more, contact Alicia
Bradshaw at 933-4301 or bradshawa5@gmail.com.
MASS OF REMEMBRANCE
On Saturday, November 8, at 11am, St.
Jude Parish will celebrate a Mass of
Remembrance for all parishioners who
lost loved ones this past year. If you did not receive an
invitation by mail to this special Mass and luncheon, you
are nevertheless warmly invited to participate. Please call
the Parish Office by Tuesday, November 4, to RSVP. If
you would like to bring a dish to share for the luncheon,
call Kyra Ross at 870-2386.
STAR TREE COMING SOON
BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY HELP NEEDED
The Ladies of Charity would like you
to start thinking about the children
who may not be getting a Christmas
gift this year. The St. Jude Star Tree
will be up in the vestibule beginning November 15. Can
you help the elves at the Ladies of Charity make sure there
will be a present under the tree for each little child!
Parishioner Pat Copeland has volunteered for more than
20 years in our Bereavement Ministry, and she is ready
to pass on the torch to someone else. Pat is responsible for
mailing condolence cards to the next of kin at the time of
death and follow-up cards one year later. This is the
perfect job for someone to do from home and takes no
more than one hour per week. All supplies and training
are provided. Call Kyra to participate in this fulfilling
ministry of love and support to our parish family.
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THE COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED (ALL SOULS’ DAY)
ST. JUDE SCHOOL BOOK FAIR
PARISH LIFE
Looking for special Christmas gifts for
children or grandchildren, nieces or
nephews? Give the gift of reading! The
St. Jude School Scholastic Book Fair
opens on Friday, November 14, and continues every
weekday through Friday, November 21, 7:30am to 4pm in
the Harwood Room of the Family Life Center. The Book
Fair will also be open on Sunday, November 16, 8:45am
to 12:15pm, and Wednesday, November 19, 5-7pm. All
are invited to stop by and shop!
BAKERS STILL NEEDED FOR NEXT WEEKEND
St. Jude Parish’s annual Bake Sale to benefit Catholic
Charities is coming up November 8-9. Your help is
needed! To donate baked items or assist with sales before
and after Masses, contact Dick & Judy Smith at 842-1483 or
jas6360@comcast.net.
COFFEE & DONUTS
You are invited to the Parish Life Center after the 8am,
10:30am, and 12:15pm Masses on Sunday, November 9,
to enjoy refreshments and conversation with your fellow
parishioners. Coffee & Donuts is held in the PLC on the
second Sunday of each month.
OLIVE WOOD SALES
On the weekend of November 29-30, our brothers and
sisters representing the Christian Catholic Families of
Bethlehem will sell crucifixes, religious artwork, and
rosaries—all made of olive wood native to Israel and
Bethlehem—in the church vestibule. With tourism
numbers down, Christian families in the Holy Land, who
depend on tourists, have been greatly affected. Sales of
these goods will help them very much and also give you
the opportunity to have something authentic from the
Holy Land. Please browse and buy if you can. It is for a
good cause and also a help to your personal devotion. Go
to www.bcfmission.com for a preview of the many
products being offered.
FIRST FRIDAY MASS &
BREAKFAST
 In honor of the Sacred Heart of
Jesus, you are invited to attend the next
First Friday Breakfast in the Parish Life Center on
Friday, November 7, after the 8:15am Mass. Breakfast
dishes are always welcome; however, if you are not able to
contribute, please come and give your love and prayer
support! Contacts are Mary Arnold at 843-0507
(mla3197@comcast.net) or Monica Griffin at 842-7930
(monicamg@bellsouth.net).
 If you are unable to make the morning Mass, you
may choose to attend the regular evening Mass for First
Friday, celebrated at 5:30pm in the church.
COMMUNITY
SAVE THE DATE FOR CHATTI GRAS 2015
Make a Valentine's Date with Chatti Gras - February 14,
2015, at the Chattanooga Convention Center. Watch for
more information on the Chattanooga region's own
version of Mardi Gras, benefiting Chattanooga Catholic
Schools, Notre Dame, OLPH, and St. Jude along with the
Chattanooga Deanery Operating Fund, which provides
tuition assistance to those in need. This fabulous dinner,
dance, casino, and auction brings together generations of
our regional Catholic family to celebrate and enjoy.
Information on tickets, sponsorship, and donations will be
forthcoming. Make a weekend of it with your spouse and
watch for block room rates at area hotels. Save the Date!
For immediate information, call Kathie at 877-6022.
NOW AVAILABLE AT STEPPING STONES
Stepping Stones, our religious articles counter, is located
in the inner church vestibule. Stop by before or after
weekend Masses to purchase Advent wreaths, Advent
candles, Christmas ornaments, and Christmas car decals.
If you would like to assist with this ministry, volunteers
are always welcome. Contact Lynn Burke at 304-5820.
GOOD SAMARITAN COLLECTION
Next weekend in the vestibule,
be sure to pick up a grocery bag
labeled with requested items for
this month’s organization:
Chattanooga Community
Kitchen. These include napkins, plastic spoons and forks
(only), lunch bags, sandwich bags, and egg noodles. Please
donate if you are able, and return your bag to the vestibule
the following weekend. Thank you for participating in the
Good Samaritan Collection!
NEW IN YOUR PARISH LIBRARY
231 BAD The Face of God (the Holy Face of Manoppello)
by Paul Badde
248 HAR Mary and Your Everyday Life:
A Book of Meditations by Bernard Häring, C.S.S.R.
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ST. JUDE CATHOLIC CHURCH
CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE
NOVEMBER 2, 2014
THANKSGIVING FOR THOSE IN NEED
COMMUNITY
Catholic Charities will provide Thanksgiving meals to
needy families in November. More than 300 people
received meals in 2013. A donation of $25 will feed a
family of four. Please send checks to Catholic Charities at
859 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37403, and
designate to “Thanksgiving Meals.” For more info,
contact Christine at 267-1297 or christine@ccetn.org.
ENGAGED ENCOUNTER NOVEMBER 7-8
The next “Picture of Love” Engaged Couples Retreat will
take place on Friday evening and all day Saturday,
November 7-8, at St. Jude. This marriage preparation
program is a supplement to the couple’s marriage
formation with their parish priest. The program is
designed to help the couple gain a better understanding of
the joys and challenges of living the sacrament of
Matrimony in their day-to-day lives. Cost is $135 per
couple, and the retreat certificate is good for a $60
discount on a marriage license. The Retreat runs 7-10pm
on Friday evening and 9am to 6pm on Saturday. Meals
and Mass are included on Saturday, and each couple must
attend the entire program to receive their certificate.
Deadline to register is November 3. Contact Marian
Christiana, Office of Marriage Preparation and
Enrichment, at 892-2310 or mchristiana@dioknox.org.
CHARISMATIC MASS AT HOLY SPIRIT
A Charismatic Mass will be celebrated on Sunday,
November 9, at 5:30pm at Holy Spirit Church in Soddy
Daisy. Fr. Dan Whitman will be the celebrant. Singers and
instrumentalists who would like to participate should plan
to arrive at 4:30pm. Prayers for healing will follow Mass.
For more information, call Dee Leigh at 842-2305.
HOLY SPIRIT TRIP TO FLORIDA
Travel to Amelia Island, St. Augustine, and Jacksonville,
Florida, with members and friends of Holy Spirit parish
on February 23-27. Motor coach transportation, 4 nights
lodging, and 8 meals all included. Visit the Fountain of
Youth and historic Kingsley Plantation. Enjoy a narrated
cruise on the St. Johns River. Departs from Holy Spirit
parking lot in Soddy Daisy at 8am on February 23. Cost is
$395 for double occupancy. To find out more, call
Kathleen Maxwell at 843-0095.
NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING
INFORMATION SESSION
Would you like to enhance your marriage and help give it
a good foundation? The Office of Marriage Preparation
and Enrichment is partnering with Natural Family
Planning (NFP) Couple to Couple League instructors to
offer a FREE information session on NFP and Church
teachings which support its use in marriage on
November 8, at 4pm at the Basilica of Sts. Peter & Paul in
Varollo Hall. This method assists couples in achieving or
avoiding pregnancy, aids couples that have previously
experienced infertility, and can help identify underlying
health issues. Couples practicing NFP experience
enhanced communication and intimacy. Babysitting is
available but you must make reservations by November 4.
Please RSVP to 892-2310 or mchristiana@dioknox.org.
HALF-PRICE SALE FOR SENIORS
The Greater Good Thrift Store will hold its
next “Half-Price Sale for Seniors” on
Tuesday, November 11, 10am to 4pm. Items
covered by the sale include jewelry,
housewares, small appliances, and clothing.
Donations of funds or household goods may also be made
at 2821 Rossville Blvd, just off I-24 in Chattanooga. Store
hours are 10am to 4pm, Mon through Sat. Come to donate,
stay to shop, return to volunteer! Financial and in-kind
assistance in September went toward the following:
NEW PARISHIONER / CHANGES
In-Kind Services
Rent
Electricity
Layettes
Prescriptions
Lifeline
Food Vouchers
Water
Gasoline
Total Assistance
_____ New parishioner _____Moving out of parish
_____ Information has changed
Name ____________________________________________
Address ____________________________________________
City, Zip ___________________________________________
Phone ____________________________________________
Detach and place in collection basket.
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$ 4,230.00
3,115.09
2,051.66
1,000.00
701.28
675.00
310.00
139.99
102.00
$12,325.02
THE COMMEMORATION OF ALL THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED (ALL SOULS’ DAY)
WEEKLY FINANCIAL REPORT
MAINTENANCE AND EMERGENCY FUND
Fiscal Year: July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015
Total Budget: $2,861,000
Week 17
Weekly Needs (based on budget)
Weekly Income (10-27-14)
$
$
Year to Date Needs
Year to Date Income
The Maintenance and Emergency Fund is an
outgrowth of the Journey Together Capital Campaign
that ended in December 2013. All monies given to the
fund are placed in reserve in a designated account
for maintenance concerns (the second goal of the
Journey Together campaign).
57,000.00
31,272.99
-25,727.01
Maintenance and Emergency
Fund Donations (10-27-14)
Current Total in Reserve
$ 969,000.00
822,737.60
$ -146,262.40
$ 1,775.00
$ 259,999.79
Wherever your treasure lies, there your
heart will be. Luke 12:34
The gift you have received, give as a gift.
Matthew 10:8
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Discovering hope and joy in the Catholic faith.
November 2014
St. Jude Church
Rev. Charles Burton, Pastor
Stewardship is giving thanks
St. Andrew Dung-Lac
St. Andrew could also be the
patron of the
persecuted. In 1785,
he was born in
Vietnam to a
poor family.
He converted,
and became a
Catholic priest
assigned to the missions. He
was swept up in the terrible
religious persecution of the
emperor, Minh-Meng. St.
Andrew and his companions
were arrested and tortured to
force them to renounce their
faith. They refused and were
martyred. Today, such religious
persecution continues in many
parts of the world.
Catholic Guilt
Popular culture often refers
negatively to “Catholic guilt,”
implying that Catholics are
weighed down by an
unfortunate awareness of
having done wrong. Sincerely
acknowledging true guilt is the
first step toward forgiveness.
God, the Partner
When David faced
insurmountable odds against
the Philistines, he turned to
God for help. He asked if he
should fight, he
followed instructions
carefully, and he gave
God credit for
his victory.
© Copyright 2014 Success Publishing & Media, LLC
For many Catholics, we think
seriously about stewardship when our
parish or diocese raises money but
real stewardship is about
becoming more fulfilled
and having a greater
sense of purpose. It is
giving back to God in
gratitude for his gifts. And
while it’s not just about
money, good stewards
have all the money
they need.
God’s
family
comes first.
All families
come together
in love to care for each other,
enjoy each other, and support each
other. In God’s family, we come
together in his love to care for each
other, enjoy each other, and support
each other. As good stewards, we meet
the needs of God’s family first, before
we spend time or money on anything
else.
Find your place. Ask God to help
you discern and learn your place in
his family. What are you to do with
your gifts?
Take your
seat at the
table. Find out
where you can
put your talents
to work in your
parish. Talk with
your pastor, with
the rectory staff,
and with parish
leaders.
Think before
spending. Before you commit
your time or money to any purpose,
make sure you have taken care of the
needs of God’s family first. Everything
we have and everything we are comes
from God. He deserves the best we
have to give in return.
Why do Catholics offer
Masses for the dead?
Judas Maccabee ordered
prayers and sacrifices for
Jewish soldiers who died
in sin (2 Maccabees
12:38-46). St. Paul prayed
for Onesiphorus after his
death (2 Timothy 1:18).
Catholics believe that prayers
and sacrifices benefit the
dead.
When we die in God’s
friendship we eventually go to
Heaven, but if we haven’t
properly atoned for certain
sins we have to be purified
in Purgatory first. We pray
for the souls in Purgatory
to help them pass through
faster than they would
otherwise.
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The Catholic plan for world peace
Our world is often turbulent but the Church believes a just
and fair world is possible when seven key
principles are embraced:
Life and dignity of the human person: We were
created in God’s image, therefore all life is sacred.
This belief is the foundation for a just world.
Call to family, community, and participation:
People have a right and a duty to participate in
society, seeking the well-being of all.
Rights and Responsibilities: Everyone has a right
to life and to what is necessary for human decency.
Option for the poor and vulnerable: We are to treat as
urgent the needs of the poor and vulnerable.
Dignity of work and workers: The worker
has a right to productive work, to decent and
fair wages and to the protection of basic
rights.
Solidarity: We are one human family. We are
to love our neighbors as brothers and sisters and
work for justice and peace everywhere.
Care for God’s creation: We show our love for
God by protecting his creation.
Mark 13:33-37,
Be watchful, be alert
This gospel is from the first Sunday of
Advent. We are preparing to
celebrate the birth of Our Lord,
his first coming. Christmas
is a time of joy, for Jesus
came to us in human
form to redeem us from
our sins.
But Advent is a time
for us to prepare for
when Jesus comes again.
In the Creed we
say, “…he will come
again in glory to judge the
living and the dead.” We
don’t know when this will
happen. It could be tomorrow; it will
certainly be when we die. Jesus’ message
is to be watchful and alert for his
coming.
To be watchful involves
getting our individual lives
in order. Christ gave us the
sacraments so we can do
this, especially the
Sacrament of Penance.
Being in a state of grace
means we are prepared to
meet Jesus.
However, this
preparation involves each
of us gathering the harvest. It means
each of us being a missionary in our
lives so everyone may come to know
and love the Lord when they come
face to face with God.
The first day of Advent falls on Nov.
30 this year and begins a new year in
the Church calendar (Cycle B). The
Advent wreath is lit in households all
over the world as we anticipate the
birth of our Lord.
Nov. 1 – All Saints Day. In the early
Church, each saint and martyr was
assigned a feast day. However, the
persecution of the Christians became so
great that there weren’t enough days in
the calendar for individual
commemorations. Eventually Pope
Gregory IV designated Nov.1 as All
Saints Day.
Nov. 2 – All Souls Day. This is a day
when we pray for the dead, especially
our loved ones and souls in Purgatory.
Our prayers and sacrifices can help
them get to Heaven faster.
Nov. 23 – Our Lord Jesus Christ the
King. A solemnity that commemorates
Our Father’s promise to his people of a
king who will triumph over
their enemies. Jesus is
our King. In
Baptism and
Confirmation,
we are
brought
under his
kingship.
Why does God
make us suffer?
When the disciples asked Jesus
whose sin resulted in a
particular man being
born blind,
Jesus replied,
“Neither he nor
his parents
sinned; it is so
that the works
of God might
be made
visible
through him” (John 9:2-3). God
doesn’t send it, but he uses our
suffering to draw us to him.
Suffering comes from living in a
world made imperfect by sin. Jesus
points out that God doesn’t want our
needless suffering and will help us
through it. “Which one of you would
hand his son a stone when he asks for a
loaf of bread, or a snake when he asks for
a fish? If you then, who are wicked, know
how to give good gifts to your children,
how much more will your heavenly Father
give good things to those who ask him"
(Matthew 7:9-11)? And he leaves in
his wake a trail of discarded crutches,
bandages, and bonds to prove it.
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Oficina: (423) 870-2386 (de 9:00AM a 4:00PM)
Fax: (423) 876-8960
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Ministerio Hispano
Padre Moisés (423) 870-2386
Horario Misa
Sábados 5:30pm (ingles)
Sábado 7.30pm (español)
Domingo 8.00am, 10:30am, 12:15pm, 5:30pm (ingles)
Diaria 8:15am (Lunes a Sábado)(ingles)
Miércoles 7:00pm y Viernes 5:30pm (ingles)
Confesiones Miércoles 6:00pm
Requisitos para Sacramentos:
Bautizos:
Tomar las pláticas pre-bautismales para padres
(registrados en la iglesia de San Judas) y padrinos
(que los Padrinos sean Católicos y estén casados
por la iglesia) y separar la fecha del bautismo con
un mínimo de 3 meses de anticipación.
* Pláticas Pre-bautismales para padres y padrinos:
Son a cargo de Alberto Rios por favor llamen a 423355-0495
Matrimonios:
Traer las partidas de bautismo y confirmación recientes
(mínimo 6 meses) de cada uno de los contrayentes,
tomar las platicas pre-matrimoniales con Carlos (12
clases), fijar las fecha de la boda con un mínimo de 5
meses de anticipación
Confesiones: Todos los miércoles a las 6pm o
Sábados a las 4pm, o por cita previa. Por favor noten que
no todos sábados o miércoles hay confesiones en
español. Hablen con las oficinas o con el Padre antes
para asegurar que padre estará confesando si necesita
que sea en español.
Primera Comunión: La primera comunión se
hace en el segundo grado y requiere dos
años se preparación. Por favor apunten a sus
hijos para las clases en el primer grado.
Clases son todos los miércoles entre
septiembre y marzo a las 6.30pm
Catecismo: Se reunen todos los miercoles en a las
6:30pm. Para mas informacion contacten a Irene al
(423)596-0053
ORACIONES
Si usted tiene una necesidad de oración
pueden escribirla en el libro de la capilla y
diariamente se ofrecen rosarios para esas
intenciones
Hermanos en Cristo
Alberto Rios (423)355-0495
Unase a el grupo de estudio de biblia.
Se reúnen los: Domingos a las 7:00pm
dirigido por Alberto Rios y el Padre
Moises en la capilla de la iglesia . Hay
Adoracion al Santismio además de
meditaciones no pierdan esto
oportunidad de acercase más a nuestro
Señor
Para registrar para los eventos contacte a
nuestra Ministra Juvenil Alicia Bradshaw
en bradshawa5@gmail.com o 870-8002.
Vea la página web del Ministerio Juvenil
en san Judas en
http://www.stjudechattanooga.org/youth
ministry/index.html
Confirmaciones:
Asistir a las clases, junto con los padres o padrinos,
asistir a los retiros preparatorios, haber recibido los
sacramentos del bautismo y la primera comunión.
Estar dispuesto a hacer servicio a la comunidad.
Atender a misa todos los sábados o domingos.
Familia debe estar registrada en la iglesia de San
Judas. Vean a Alicia Bradshaw para más
información, formas de registro y horarios de clases
e Schedule.
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Para intenciones llamen a(423)544-9175
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Mateo 10:8
Las lecturas que acabamos de escuchar son una
enérgica llamada a que no exista en nosotros
un divorcio entre la fe y la vida, el decir y el
hacer. En una palabra: a la sinceridad. Jesús
sufrió a lo largo de su vida pública el acoso
constante de Tartufo y sus secuaces: la
hipocresía, el hablar sibilino, la máscara de
ejemplaridad que oculta un interior de abusos y
turbios manejos. Un día se enfrentó con este
moscardón pegajoso que intentaba
desacreditarlo ante el pueblo y estorbaba su
actuar noble y limpio con una larga diatriba que
recoge en parte el Evangelio de hoy.
En ese discurso acusa a sus enemigos de
falsos porque “no hacen lo que dicen”. Les
llama tiranos que gravan las conciencias con
cargas pesadas e insoportables “pero ellos no
están dispuestos a mover un dedo para
empujar”. Les acusa de vanidosos e histriones
porque “todo lo que hacen es para que los vea
la gente”. Ese discurso, largo y terrible, se
cierra con estas palabras: “Serpientes, raza de
víboras, ¿cómo podréis escapar a la condena
del infierno?” Parece como si para el Señor
sólo hubiera un pecado imperdonable: la
hipocresía y la mentira como modus vivendi.
Tanto, que fariseo a venido a ser sinónimo de
hipócrita.
Pero hay un peligro en la sinceridad y es:
entenderla mal, confundiéndola con un vivir al
dictado de los instintos, del capricho, del
estado de ánimo, creyendo que sujetarse a la
Ley de Dios va contra la espontaneidad del
amor. Este discurso que meditamos, se abre
con unas palabras que disipan este error. “En la
cátedra de Moisés se han sentado los escribas
y fariseos: haced y cumplid lo que os digan”. Si
Jesús no hubiese reconocido la legitimidad de
los doctores de Israel y su enseñanza, nunca
habría dicho esto. Como se ve, la sinceridad y
la espontaneidad no están reñidas con la
obediencia a la Ley de Dios.
Hemos de ponernos en guardia contra esa
seudo-sinceridad que en nombre de la
liberación de complejos y tabúesconsidera
represiva toda norma. “Enfrentémonos con la
realidad: el que no tiene ninguna moral y liquida
como tabúestodos los principios éticos,
hablando con desparpajo y descoco de todas
sus fechorías no es un hombre sincero, sino
simplemente un primitivo. El que encontrando a
un amigo que ha perdido a su padre
recientemente le dice sin ambagesno lo siento
lo más mínimo, porque tu padre era un pobre
hombre y además un antipático, no es sincero,
aunque sienta lo que profiere, sino un salvaje y
un mal amigo; y el católico que declara no ir a
Misa los domingos porque no lo siente, no es
sincero, sino un sentimental egocéntrico que no
tiene la menor idea de lo que son las relaciones
del cristiano con Dios” (J. B. Torelló, Psicología
abierta).
Sinceridad es andar en verdad, moverse en la
órbita de la verdad, que es Dios. Un Dios que
nos quiere humildes, esto es: realistas,
conocedores de nuestra personal debilidad y
que, en consecuencia, no se extrañan de ella ni
la ocultan con el disfraz de la hipocresía sino
que la confiesan con sencillez. Quien se
conduce así, con veracidad, “será enaltecido”,
dice Jesús en el Evangelio de hoy.
OPORTUNIDAD PARA MINISTERIO
¿Alguna vez te haz preguntado como podrias
cumplir el llamado de Jesus en Matteo de visitar
a los presos sin tener que dejar jamas la
comodidad de tu casa? Bueno, es muy facil…. Y
entonces tu tambien oiras las palabras de Jesus
diciendote: “Hereradas el Reino… porque
estube preso y me visitaste.” [Matteo 25:34-36].
El Ministerio de Amigos de Pluma en el
Decanato de Chattanooga esta creciendo y
ahora necesitamos mas voluntarios para que se
escriban con nuevos presos que han pedido
amigos de pluma. En estos momentos tenemos
31 amigos de plumas voluntarios (incluyendo
10 Hispanos) y 42 presos participando
(Incluyendo 9 Hispanos). Se proporciona
entrenamiento para poder compartir esta forma
tan unica de dar ministerio a los presos. Para
mas informacion, contacte con Diacono Tom
McConnell en brendaandtom@comcast.net o
(423) 209-5485, o Emily Knoch en
Emily@livingstoncompany.com o 785-6156 o
Irene Scoggins en irenescoggins@yahoo.com o
(423) 596-0053