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January 11, 2015
The Baptism of the Lord
St. Sabina
Catholic
Church
Belton, MO
Pictured are Dick Bell and Louise McNelly at our Over 55
Christmas Lunch.
700 Trevis Avenue, Belton, MO 64012 Phone: 816-331-4713
www.stsabinaparish.org
www.facebook.com/stsabinaparish
Fax: 816-322-6196
Office Hours: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday-Thursday and 9:00am - 1:00pm, Friday
Our Parish Staff
Rev. Jeff Stephan, Pastor
Deacon Dwayne Katzer
Deacon Mike Gates
Zuiri Galeano, Receptionist and PSR Assistant
Bridget Hernandez, Stewardship and Social Justice
Kris Larkey, Pastoral Associate
Biagio Mazza, Pastoral Associate
Susan Ratigan, Liturgist
Kirstie Roberts, Dir. of Religious Ed. and Youth Ministry
Marta Roper, Pastoral Care Coordinator
Jeff Shields, Bookkeeper
Tracy Wheeler, Maintenance
Mary Bultmann, Diocesan Victim Advocate
Jenifer Valenti, Diocesan Ombudsman
Weekend Mass Schedule
816-979-3157 X57
816-979-3150
816-979-3159
816-979-3151
816-979-3153
816-979-3158
816-979-3155
816-979-3154
816-979-3152
816-714-2387
816-812-2500
Saturday: 4:00pm (Confessions at 3:00pm - 3:30pm)
Sunday: 8:00am and 10:30am in English, 12:30pm in Spanish
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Wellness Center 816-979-3090
Jeannine Midgett 816-979-3093
Patricia Moreno 816-979-3092
MASS SCHEDULE
INTENTIONS FOR JAN 12 - JAN 16, 2015
Mon.
Tues.
Wed.
Thurs.
Fri.
8am
6pm
10am
8am
8am
Prayer Service
†Father Norm Rotert
†Lucille Braden (Rehabilitation Center of Raymore)
†Gary Wansing
†Jim & Vera Hamburg
SATURDAY, JANUARY 17, 2015
4:00pm
†Bud O’Connor
SUNDAY, JANUARY 18, 2015
8:00am
†Chris Channer
10:30am
†Jim & Vera Hamburg
12:30pm Spanish Intenciones de Gerzon Medina
PARISH CALENDAR
Sunday, January 11 - Domingo, 11 de Enero
Donut Sunday
9:00am
Blood Drive
9:00am
PSR
10:00am
RICA
11:00am
Ensayo del Coro Hispano
11:00am
Escuela de Religion
1:00pm
Confirmation Search Retreat Meeting
1:00pm
Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University
5:30pm
High School Youth Open Gym
7:00pm
High School & Confirmation
Monday, January 12 - Lunes, 12 de Enero
4:00pm
5:30pm
6:30pm
Uplift
Marian Prayer Group
Cub Scouts
7:00pm
Boy Scouts
7:00pm
CINE - Reunion del CINE
NURSING HOME MASS SCHEDULE 2015
7:30pm
Altar Society Meeting
Jan 14 10:00am
Jan 21 10:00am
Jan 28 11:00am
7:00pm
ESL
7:00pm
Living Stones
NURSING HOME MASSES
Parishioners are always welcome to attend these
Masses. If you would like more information on this
ministry at St. Sabina, please contact Marta Roper at 816979-3154 or [email protected]
Rehabilitation of Raymore
Foxwood Springs
Carnegie Village
STEWARDSHIP
“It happened in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth
of Galilee and was baptized in the Jordan by John. On
coming up out of the water he saw the heavens being torn
open and the Spirit, like a dove, descending upon him. And
a voice came from the heavens, ‘You are my beloved Son;
with you I am well pleased.’”
Mark 1: 9-11
Tuesday, January 13 - Martes, 13 de Enero
7:00pm
Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary
7:00pm
Green Team Meeting
Wednesday, January 14 - Miércoles, 14 de Enero
9:00am
Legion of Mary
10:00am Mass at Rehabilitation Center of Raymore
7:00pm
Advocacy Team
7:00pm
Choir Practice (10:30am Choir)
7:00pm
Confirmation Sponsor Night
As we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord and an
appreciation of the Holy Trinity, we need to supplement
that with our appreciation of two facets of our faith —
prayer and liturgy. St. Therese of Lisieux called prayer “a
surge of the heart.” Stewardship, of course, involves a
conversion of the heart. Each of must strive for that
conversion, and it is most easily accomplished through
prayer and liturgy. - See more at: http://
www.thecatholicsteward.com/#sthash.EglI0X1P.dpuf
Thursday, January 15 - Jueves, 15 de Enero
STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE - DEC 28
8:00am
Envelopes/Sobres:
Plate/Canasta:
Maintenance-Upkeep:
Christmas:
Funds on deposit with the Diocese:
$ 14,892.54
$
929.60
$
362.50
$ 9,138.84
$166,155.05
STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE - JAN 4
Envelopes/Sobres:
Plate/Canasta:
Maintenance-Upkeep:
Solemnity of Mary:
Funds on deposit with the Diocese:
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$ 8,343.77
$
928.50
$ 1,407.00
$
794.00
$166,155.05
9:30am
Quilters
7:00pm
Baptism Prep in English
7:00pm
Parish Pastoral Council
7:00pm
RCIA
8:00pm
Choir Practice (8am Choir)
Friday, January 16 - Viernes, 16 de Enero
Mass
Saturday, January 17 - Sábado, 17 de Enero
3:00pm
Confessions
Sunday, January 18 - Domingo, 18 de Enero
Catholic Home Missions Appeal
Kids Liturgy
9:00am
PSR
10:00am
RICA
11:00am
Ensayo del Coro Hispano
11:00am
Escuela de Religion
1:00pm
Confirmation Search Retreat Meeting
1:00pm
Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University
PASTORAL CARE
FROM DEATH TO NEW LIFE
DE LA MUERTE A LA NUEVA VIDA
† Lucille Braden, mother of Melissa Frerking
† Violet Rosati, Foxwood Springs
† Gary Wansing, husband of Peggy Wansing
MAY THEY REST IN PEACE. QUE DESCANSEN EN PAZ.
PRAYER REQUESTS
PETICIONES DE ORACIÓN
Steven Armstrong
Jennie Baylor
Mary Ann Bays
Allie Biondo
Sonja Bornheimer
Rita Cain
Marvin Cohen
Jane Coon
Tyler Corlew
Mary Curtis
Mary Deal
Paul DeMar
Sidney Doane
Robert Duffey
Mary Jo Fisher
Dick Garnier
Joyce Giacone
Vincent Giacone
Mary Lou Haefele
Gloria Hall
Frank Hansel
Cherie Hatfield
Ella Hemmen
Richard Hoedl
Andy Huffman
Teresa Kelly
Carolyn Kessler
Bill Locke
Debbie Locke
Jo Locke
Rosa Maria Lopez
Gerzon Medina
Connie Medlock
Rita Miller
Doris Oberste
Jim Ohnemus
Pat Park
Ann Ryan
Lois Simpson
Pat Simpson
Caren Smith
Joe Stanley
Noah Stanley
Lori Stewart
Jean Tate
Kathryn Ware
Bob Westfall
Mary Westfall
Carmitia Yust
BULLETIN PRAYER REQUEST LIST
Parishioners who are ill, or who have a family member or
friend who is ill, may request to have the person remembered on the Prayer Request List published in our weekly
bulletin. Names will remain on the prayer list for two
months but may be resubmitted upon request. Please
remember permission must be given by the individual
before the name can be published. To add or remove a
name from the Prayer Request List contact Marta Roper
parish office at 816-979-3154.
SIX WEEK GRIEF RECOVERY GROUP
Saint Sabina Grief Ministry will offer an adult mutual selfhelp grief recovery group. The group will begin the week
before Ash Wednesday and meet for six weeks; sessions
are about 90 minutes. Each session is designed around a
particular focus. Interested in attending? We would
love to hear from you to find out if a daytime or evening group would be best. If we have enough participants we will provide a daytime and an evening group. If
you are interested in participating, please contact Marta
Roper in the parish office
816-979-3154 or [email protected]
SOCIAL JUSTICE
ADVOCACY TEAM
Our Advocacy Team
strives to be a voice
for those who feel
they don’t have one
and to serve our
community. Currently
we are working on
identifying needs in
our parish community,
with the hope to look
for ways to meet
some of those needs.
If you feel called
towards this ministry,
and helping “the least
of these,” please join
us
at
our
next
Advocacy Team meeting: Wednesday, January 14
at 7pm in room 8 of the education wing.
STEWARDSHIP
CATHOLIC HOME MISSIONS APPEAL
The Catholic Home Missions Appeal will take place
next week. One way that this appeal works to
strengthen home mission dioceses in the United
States is by funding seminarian formation in poor
dioceses. The blessing of seminarians places a
financial burden on these dioceses, where educating
each seminarian costs $35-40K per year. Your
support is needed for these young men, so that they
might go back and serve their parishes. Please
strengthen the Church at home by making a
generous gift to next week’s appeal.
JESSE TREE
Thank you to all who donated non-perishable food to
our Jesse Tree this Advent. We were overflowing
with donations, and had to place some in the
gathering space to make room! Your donations will
help many families this year.
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCE NUMBERS
NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness
816-931-0030 - Support. Education. Advocacy.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) Available 24/7
ACI Mental Health Crisis Hotline
1-888-279-8188 - 24/7 Access, Multilingual
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AREA INFORMATION
DAPA - DEFERRED ACTION FOR PARENTAL
ACCOUNTABILITY
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On November 20 , President Obama issued an Executive Order expanding “Deferred Action for Childhood
Arrivals” (DACA) to give “Administrative Relief” to parents of US citizens and permanent residents. This new
action has been called Deferred Action for Parental
Accountability (DAPA). In May 2015, the application
process will begin. Please be careful to avoid frauds
or scams from those that are charging a lot of
money to process paperwork now. The application
process will not begin until May.
What parents of US citizens and residents can do now
is work on gathering the necessary paperwork needed
to apply for DAPA. The following is a listing of suggested items. If you need a letter from St. Sabina,
please contact Kris in the parish office at 816-9793151.
• Identity Documents
• Proof of Parentage
• Proof of US Citizenship of the Child
• Proof of Lawful Permanent Residence of the Child
• Proof of Continuous Residence from January 2010
to present
• Proof of Physical Presence in US on Nov 20, 2014
• List of Residence Addresses from Jan 2010 to Present
• List of Travels Outside the US since Initial Entry
• Records from Any Past Immigration Violations Including Apprehension at the Border
• Records of Any Arrests, Citations, Jail Time, Detentions, Court Proceedings
SUPPORT OUR SEMINARIANS
The 22nd annual “SUPPORT OUR SEMINARIANS”
Benefit Dinner is dedicated to Our Lady of Knock and
is scheduled for Friday, January 30, 2015. This event
benefits seminarians from the Archdiocese of Kansas
City, Kansas, the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph
and Conception Seminary College. It promises to be
an evening filled with fun and laughter, celebrating our
Catholic faith, dining on wonderful food, and socializing
with our priests and seminarians! We have two wonderful speakers: Archbishop James P. Keleher, Archbishop Emeritus, of the Archdiocese in Kansas, and Fr.
Donald P. Farnan of St. Thomas More Parish in the
Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph who will eulogize
Bishop Raymond Boland. S.O.S. will be held at the
Sheraton Hotel at Crown Center, 2345 McGee St.,
Kansas City, Missouri. The ticket price is $150.00 per
person at tables of ten people. To reserve your place,
or an entire table, or donate to the marketplace or VIP
silent auction, contact: Martha Hodes at 913-2079893 or [email protected]
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PARISH HAPPENINGS
PARISH OFFICE CLOSED
Our parish office will be closed on
January 19 in observance of Martin
Luther King, Jr. Day.
ESL SCHEDULE English as a Second Language
classes are now being held on Tuesday nights at 7pm in
the Juan Diego Room of the Education Wing.
BAPTISM PREP - JANUARY 15 AT 7PM
Baptismal Preparation class is scheduled for Thursday,
January 15 at 7pm in the parish hall. To register for this
class, please fill out a baptismal application and return it
to the office prior to class. For an application, please
contact Kris in the parish office at 816-979-3151 or you
may download an application from our website at
www.stsabinaparish.org. On the left click on Sacraments/
Celebrations, then click on Baptism, then Baptism
Application (PDF).
TRIP TO ROME AND AMALFI COAST MEETING
On Monday, January 26th at 6pm in the parish hall, Fr.
Jeff will meet with those interested in joining him on a trip
to Rome and the Amalfi Coast.
The trip is scheduled for
October 29-November 7, 2015.
A representative from Colette
Travel will be here that night to
explain more about the trip and to answer any questions.
The trip includes a tour of Rome, including visits to the
Vatican Museum, St. Peter’s Basilica, the Roman Forum,
the Colosseum and more! The tour of the Amalfi coast
includes visits to Ravello, Amalfi, Sorrento, wineries,
Greek temples, the ruins of Pompeii and more.
For a complete itinerary, please visit our website, http://
www.stsabinaparish.org and click on Travel to Rome
with Fr. Jeff.
TV RAFFLE WINNER
Congratulations to John Cikan who
won the 50”TV. Congratulations
also to Ricardo Martinez and Chad
Gardner who won $20 gift
certificates to Chez Elle Creperie
and Coffeehouse. Thanks to Ellen
Trakas, owner of Chez Elle for her
donation of $300 towards the cost of the TV and for the
gift certificates. Thanks also to all who purchased raffle
tickets to help raise funds for our 2015 Romero
Celebration!
ALTAR SOCIETY
Shhhhhh. Is the Holy Spirit
whispering to you to join the Altar
Society in 2015? If so, please join
us on Monday, January 12th, at
7:30 PM in the Juan Diego Room
of the Education Wing.
ADULT FAITH FORMATION
REFLECTION ON THE FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD, YEAR B
Today we celebrate the baptism of the Lord as
well as our own baptism. The feast of the Baptism
of the Lord is the official close of the Christmas
season. The season began with the birth of the
infant Jesus, God with us, and ends with the adult
Jesus acknowledged as God’s son, ready to take
up his ministry and mission. Having publically
given his life over to God in and through the
external sign of baptism, Jesus is overshadowed
by the Spirit who motivates and drives him to
mission on behalf of humanity.
While bringing closure to the Christmas
season, this feast sets up entry into the season of
Ordinary (Numbered Sundays) Time. Ordinary
time plunges us into living out our baptismal
commitment in imitation of Jesus’ mission and
ministry. The readings for this feast offer rich
material for reflection on who we are and what we
are all called to as a result of our baptismal
commitment and promises.
The first reading from Isaiah invites us to drink
deeply and eat freely from the rich fare that the
Lord provides for all who desire to enter into a
deeper relationship with God. Delving deeper into
any relationship demands a change of mind and
heart, attuned to the other as much as to oneself.
In baptism, we openly express our desire to delve
deeply into our relationship with God by renouncing
our old ways and promising to attune ourselves to
God’s ways, thoughts and lifestyle. For Christians,
this is ultimately and fully expressed in the person
of Jesus.
Our response to the reading comes not from
the psalms, but also from Isaiah, reminding us
that in our baptism we “draw water joyfully from the
springs of salvation.” God is our savior and
liberator.
Our
covenant
relationship with God enables us
to tap into the life-giving waters
which provide the life and
nourishment we need in carrying
out God’s mission and ministry.
The second reading from the
first letter of John clearly affirms that in desiring
to live in relationship to God, we become children
of God, living in accordance to God’s will,
perspective and mindset. Baptism cements our
relationship with God, while the Spirit empowers us
to use all that we have been given for the service
of others. Jesus is our model who did not spare
any effort in living out his love relationship with God
and others. Neither should we.
Mark’s baptism account is brief, focused on the
insights that Jesus receives about his identity and
mission as God’s son. Jesus’ baptism becomes
the occasion for God’s affirmation of Jesus as “my
beloved son; with you I am well pleased.” Our
baptism is also God’s affirmation of us as “my
beloved children; with you I am well pleased.” No
matter how rich or poor, how gifted or not, how
privileged or not, we are all children of God.
Baptism becomes the public affirmation of our
mutual love relationship with God and with all of
humanity.
This Sunday recall your baptism, even if it is just
the date on which you were baptized. What does
your baptism mean to you now? How does that
commitment and call affect the way you live your
life? Relish the reality that you are a child of God
in whom God is well pleased.
SCC
BIBLE STUDY
Biagio Mazza
Pastoral Associate
READINGS FOR SUNDAY, JAN 11, 2015
BIBLE STUDY AND SUNDAY READINGS
1st Reading: Isaiah 55:1-11
Psalm: Psalm 29:1-2, 3-4, 3, 9-10 (11b)
2nd Reading: 1 John 5:1-9
Gospel: Mark 1:7-11
Catholics are mostly exposed to the Bible through the
Sunday Lectionary Readings. In order to help us all
enter into the Bible through the Sunday readings, we are
offering study sessions that will provide an opportunity to
read, to study background to the readings, and to reflect
on how to apply the readings to our lives. We will gather
on January 25 at 10:30am. All are welcome. Bring a
Bible and a friend. To register for these sessions, please
call Biagio at 816-979-3153.
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YOUTH MINISTRY
JUNIOR HIGH YOUTH GROUP
Your next meeting will be January 21st, 7-8:30pm in the
Parish Hall.
HIGH SCHOOL AND CONFIRMATION
CLASSES! Your next meetings will be January 11th &
25th from 7-8:30pm in the Parish Hall. Anyone who
wants to play in the gym before the meeting can come up
as early as 5:30pm.
CONFIRMATION SPONSOR NIGHT
Your next
meeting will be January 14th, 7-8:30pm in the Parish Hall.
A sponsor is an adult, 18 years or older, who is confirmed
and in good standing with the church. Please contact
Kirstie Roberts if you need help finding a sponsor.
SEARCH RETREAT
Our Confirmation retreat is
coming up soon! Now is the time to clear your calendar
for the weekend of February 6th - 8th! Details will be
mailed to your home.
PEER MINISTRY!
Our team is preparing for the
Confirmation Search retreat soon! Meetings will begin in
January on Sundays from 1-4pm. These meetings are
required for all Peer Ministers. Talks should be ready for a
first presentation on the 11th!
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS LOCK IN!
On January 17th we are packing up and heading to
Legacy Park in Lee’s Summit for an overnight of fun!
There will be swimming, basketball, volleyball, raquetball,
a movie room, game room and room for pizza and
snacks. We will leave St. Sabina at 8pm on the 17th and
go to St. Margaret’s church for Mass and then head next
door to begin the Lock In. We will return to St. Sabina at
6:30am. The cost is $20 per person. You are welcome to
bring a friend and everyone must have permission slips.
If any parents can help with driving or chaperoning,
please contact Kirstie Roberts, 816-979-3155.
PARISH HAPPENINGS
DAVE RAMSEY WORKSHOP
St. Sabina will host the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace
University beginning January 11th.
Class Dates:
Sundays 1:00pm -3:00pm
January 11 - March 8, 2015
Millions of people have gone through Dave Ramsey's
Financial Peace University. For more information,
please contact Corey Pointer at 816-585-8013 or
[email protected]
SESSIONS BEGIN ON
SUNDAY, JANUARY 11 AT 1PM
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SCHOOL OF RELIGION
DONUT SUNDAYS Please
join our Second
grade class on January 11th after the 8am and
10:30am Masses for donuts and orange juice.
KIDS LITURGY
Children from the Parish School of
Religion will be sharing their gifts within the liturgy once a
month. If your child would like to be a lector, gift bearer,
usher or greeter, please visit the Youth Office and fill out
a sign up form. Our next Sunday will be January 18th.
FIRST RECONCILIATION SERVICE
Our service
for the children who have been preparing for the
sacrament of Reconciliation will be on January 20th at
7pm in the church. Please arrive early so we can check
everyone in before the service begins.
FORM FOR COMMUNICATION WITH MINORS
Parents and guardians must now sign a form giving
permission for St. Sabina staff, specifically the Youth
Director, Kirstie Roberts to respond to text messages,
emails and phone calls from the youth of the parish.
These forms are available in the back of the church with
the PSR registrations and in the Youth Office.
All volunteers with youth and children must attend
one Protecting God’s Children workshop, submit
to a background check and sign the policy on
Ethics and Integrity in Ministry, (EIM).
UPLIFT ORG.
needs volunteers! If you
would like to bring meals to the homeless on
the 2nd, 4th or 5th Monday of any month, please contact
Kirstie Roberts to sign up! This ministry is open to all
parishioners age 14 and older. Volunteers must report to
the Uplift Warehouse by 5pm and will be finished around
9:30pm. We have available spots for January!
CHILD SAFETY
The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph is committed to
combating sexual abuse in the Church. If you are a
victim of sexual abuse, or if you observe or suspect sexual abuse:
• Call the Missouri Child Abuse Hotline
at 1-800-392-3738 (if the victim is currently under the age of 18) and
• Contact your local law enforcement
agency or 911 and
• After reporting to these civil and law
enforcement authorities, report suspected sexual
abuse of a minor or vulnerable adult to the Diocesan Ombudsman, Jenifer Valenti, at 816-812-2500
or [email protected], if the abuse involves a
priest, deacon, employee or volunteer of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.
• The Diocese has a sincere commitment to providing care and healing resources to victims of sexual
abuse and their families. Please contact Victim
Advocate Mary Bultmann at 816-714-2387
or b[email protected] for more information.
EL SALVADOR SCHOLARSHIP
DONATIONS
NATIONAL MIGRATION
WEEK
Chiefs Raffles
This year Fr. Jeff donated his Kansas City Chiefs season
tickets to raise money for our five scholarship students in
Cinquera, El Salvador as well as the community of La Loma,
where we support one scholarship student. For each home
game we sold 25 chances for the price of $20 a chance. We
were able to sell all the tickets for each home game except
the Chiefs/Chargers game on December 28th. However,
even though we didn’t sell all the raffle tickets for this last
game, we received additional donations for the scholarship
fund. As of December 31st, we have raised $6,379. Thanks
to all that have purchased raffle tickets and made donations.
Student Profiles
Each week since December 28th, we have been printing the
biography of one of our scholarship students in the bulletin.
Please read their stories and their testimonies of how your
donations are enabling them to receive an education.
January Delegation to El Salvador
Please pray for our delegation that will be traveling to El
Salvador the week of January 13th. Those traveling will be
Nelson Rivera, Fr. Chuck Tobin, and Kris Larkey from St.
Sabina, and Fran and John Jackson from Our Lady of the
Presentation in Lee’s Summit. They will be spending several
days in Cinquera, meeting our students and their families.
They will also be visiting the community of San Rafael
Cedros, which is the community supported by Our Lady of
the Presentation Parish. They currently support 30
scholarship students.
Continued Support
Even though football season is over, please continue to
support our scholarship students. To make an on-line
donation, please visit our website at www.stsabinaparish.org.
In the upper left corner click on on-line giving. If you need
any assistance in setting up your on-line giving, please
contact the parish office.
National Migration Week takes
place the first week in January.
This year the theme is "We are
One Family Under God," which
brings to mind the importance of
family in our daily lives. This
reminder is particularly important
when dealing with the migration
phenomenon, as family members
are too often separated from one
another.
“Migrants –including children,
immigrants, refugees, and victims
of human trafficking– are our
spiritual brothers and sisters,” said Bishop Eusebio
Elizondo, auxiliary bishop of Seattle and chairman of the
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB)
Committee on Migration. “They often find themselves
isolated, alone and separated from family, their ability to
live out their lives in fullness severely restricted. Often
family members are separated from one another because
of deportation, detention, or related immigration laws that
inhibit family reunification.”
“We are all created equal in God’s image,” said Bishop
Elizondo. “There is no such thing as an illegal human
being. During National Migration Week we should not only
pray for our brothers and sisters who are marginalized but
also advocate that protections are provided to them, for
they need them most.”
Please pray for all families that are suffering due to
separation. For more information, please visit http://
www.usccb.org/about/migration-and-refugee-services/
national-migration-week/index.cfm
EL SALVADOR SCHOLARSHIP STUDENT
Dear members of St. Sabina Parish,
I hope that everyone is healthy and feeling blessed by Jesus Christ.
My name is Tania Bellini Bernabe Alvarenga, I am 24 years old, and I am pursuing a degree to be an English
Teacher at the University of El Salvador. I am very grateful for all of the economic help that you all have given
me through the scholarship from the Center of Exchange and Solidarity (CIS) coordinated with the Association of
Reconstruction and Municipal Development (ARDM). Thanks to all of the help that you all have given me I have been able to
pay for school and transportation from my house to the University which is in the city of San Salvador.
The association in charge of the scholarships in my town has assigned us to a representative with whom we meet the first
Sunday of each month to inform them of our academic progress and of the community service that we are providing in our
town. The community service projects vary depending on the needs that arise; some of my hours have been spent doing
cleaning the community park and rivers we have, organizing activities for the children, participating in medical campaigns. I
am currently in my fifth year of college education and I am confident that with God’s help I will start my thesis in 2015 and
then graduate in 2016. All of this has been possible thanks to all of the help that you all have provided me with and have
also provided for other young people like myself. One of my biggest goals is to graduate and work to be able to give back to
the association so that they may continue to help other young people get a college education. I also hope that this association will continue because I believe that through this we can make our communities better.
Once again I would like to say thank you and I pray that God will bless each and every one of you and your families and that
he will provide the wisdom needed to live and serve in Jesus Christ’s name.
Sincerely,
Tania Bellini Bernabe Alvarenga
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PARISH HAPPENINGS
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
¡FELIZ CUMPLEAÑOS!
Kevin Abrego, Dolores Aguilar, Teresa Aguirre, Maura Arenivas,
Yamileth Bejarano Samaniego, Yesika Benavides, Rebecca
Billesbach, Sally Boike, John Borgman, Ruth Brown, Mary Cisetti,
Pamela Crosby, Emiliano Damian, Randy Dillon, Mike Ford,
Samantha Franco, Connor Fuselier, Todd Fuselier, Antonio Garcia,
Helen Gillespie, A.J. Goffoy, Maria Gonzalez, Karli Goulding,
Lizbeth Gracida, Jasmin Guardado, Brianne Guerra, Michael
Hammack, Marv Henrich, Mauro Hernandez, Kyara Hinojos,
Melchor Hinojos, John Hirt, Brenda Huhn, Kathleen Kenyon, Kristi
Klohs, Kalen Kronk, Hilario Landa, Keylee Mancha, Chris McClish,
Ken McDonald, Flor Menjivar, Alex Mora, Tania Neri, Rene Nunez,
Doris Oberste, Lindsey Park, Doug Pritchett, Arturo Ramirez,
Matthew Ratigan, Juan Rocha, Rafael Rocha, Caleb
Roseburrough, David Schmidt, Paschal Smith, Adam Strickler,
Maura Trejo, Aa-Jay Trevino, Jose Valenzuela, Katheryn Vasquez,
Ray Walker, Marie Wilburn, Cassandra Zamora
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! ¡FELIZ ANIVERSARIO!
Jerry & Carolyn Folz
Steve & Melany Martens
Scott & Laurie Sigman
Jose & Maria Toledo
Mario Ramirez & Adela Negrete
Ramon & Elsa Ramirez
Johnathan & Selma Mosqueda
Wilibaldo & Maria Solares
49 Years!
35 Years!
24 Years!
17 Years!
15 Years!
14 Years!
9 Years!
5 Years!
01/15/1966
01/11/1980
01/12/1991
01/14/1998
01/16/2000
01/16/2001
01/14/2006
01/17/2010
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR CHRISTIAN UNITY
ECUMENICAL PRAYER SERVICE - JAN 19
January 18-25, 2015 is the annual observance of the
Week of Prayer for
Christian Unity. The
theme chosen for
2015 is Jesus said to
her, “Give Me A
Drink.” (John 4: 7).
Throughout 2015, join
Christians everywhere
in praying “that they
may all be one” joining our prayer with
that of the Lord Jesus
Christ. This year our
Ecumenical
Prayer
Service in conjunction
with the Week of
Ecumenical Prayer Service
Prayer for Christian
Monday, January 19 at 7pm
Unity will be held at
St. Sabina Catholic Church
St. Sabina on Monday, January 19th at
7pm. Please join us
as we welcome our brothers and sisters from the Belton
community churches for this prayer service hosted by the
Belton Ministerial Fellowship.
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WELLNESS CENTER
THE MORE YOU WEIGH, THE BETTER
MEDICAL CARE YOU’LL RECEIVE.
“If you compare obese people with hypertension and
thinner people with hypertension, you’ll find that more of the
obese people are prescribed medication for it,” Brian Kit
MD. A study in The American Journal of Cardiology
theorizes that doctors are more likely to aggressively treat
their heavier patients because excess weight is such a
visible risk factor for heart disease. On the flip side, that
same bias may delay medical care for thinner people. High
blood pressure often goes undetected because many
people have no signs or symptoms. Stop by the Wellness
Center anytime during regular hours and we will be happy
to take your blood pressure for you!
WELLNESS SCREENINGS AND COACHING are
offered the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from
8:30am-11:30am. We will be open in January 17th and
February 7th 2015.
Don’t forget about Individual Wellness Coaching now
being offered through the Wellness Center. This is a great
way to take extra special care of yourself throughout the
Holiday season!
Please give us a call (816) 979-3090 to schedule
your appointment.
WELLNESS CENTER CLASS SCHEDULE
Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Yoga 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Strength & Stretch 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
CDSMP 2:15 - 4:00 p.m.
Zumba Gold/Yoga 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Gentle Yoga 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Restorative Yoga 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Beginning Stretch & Strength 1:00 - 2:00 p.m
Strength & Stretch 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Yoga 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Gentle Yoga 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Boxing Beats 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Family Yoga 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Health Screenings 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Open Workout 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
AREA INFORMATION
“COPING WITH LIFE ALONE” - PEER-TOPEER GRIEF SUPPORT
"COPING WITH LIFE ALONE ®" is a Beginning Experience
® grief support program that meets each week for 7-8
weeks. The program helps those who have lost a love
relationship due to death, divorce or separation move
through the experience of grief and loss into a future with
renewed hope. The sessions focus on topics of the grief
process, changes in family and other relationships, trust,
and coping with memories of your deceased spouse or
dealing with your ex-spouse. The next program will meet
on Monday evenings: Feb 2 - Mar 23 from 6:30 - 9:00
p.m. For additional information, or to register, please
call Cathy at (816) 540-4644. These sessions will be
held at Holy Cross Church in Overland Park, KS, registration is necessary, to serve you better.
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SAME DAY SERVICE
HOUSE CALLS
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Planes Fúnebres Pre-Arreglados
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MASTER PLUMBERS
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COLLISION REPAIR CENTER
20203 Holmes Rd., Belton, MO 64012
RICK HOWARD
816-322-1900
ST. THOMAS MORE PARISHIONER
FAX 322-0705
COLLISION REPAIR SPECIALIST
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ESCUELA DE RELIGIÓN
DAPA
GRUPO DE JÓVENES
DAPA – ACION DIFERIDA PARA PADRES
Su próxima junta será el 21 de Enero, de 7 a 8:30pm en
el Salón Parroquial.
El 20 de Noviembre el presidente Obama emitió una
orden ejecutiva para expandir la “Acción Diferida
para los llegados en la Infancia” también conocida
como DACA para darles “alivio administrativo” a los
padres de ciudadanos Estadounidenses y residentes permanentes. Esta nueva acción se llama Acción Diferida Para Padres (DAPA). El proceso para
aplicar va a comenzar en Mayo del 2015. Por favor
tenga cuidado de evitar fraudes o estafas de parte de las personas que están cobrando dinero ya
para procesar el papeleo. Ya que el proceso de
aplicaciones comenzará hasta en Mayo.
Los padres de ciudadanos Estadounidenses y residentes permanentes pueden ya comenzar a reunir
la documentación necesaria para solicitar la DAPA.
Lo siguiente es una lista de los papeleos necesarios
para solicitar la DAPA. Si usted necesita una carta
departe de Santa Sabina por favor comuníquese
con Kris en la oficina parroquial al 816-979-3151.
• Documentos de Identidad
• Prueba de Paternidad
• Prueba de Ciudadanía Estadounidense del hijo
• Prueba de Residencia Permanente del hijo
• Prueba de Residencia continua de Enero del
2010 al presente
• Prueba de Residencia en los EE.UU. El 20 de
Noviembre del 2014
• Lista de Direcciones de Residencia desde el 1
de Enero del 2010
• Lista de Viajes fuera de los EE.UU. Desde su
entrada inicial
• Registros de cualquier violación de Inmigración
incluyendo aprensión en la frontera
• Registros de arrestos, citas, tiempo en la cárcel,
detención, procedimientos judiciales
NOCHE DE PADRINOS DE CONFIRMACIÓN
Su próxima junta será el 14 de Enero, de 7 a 8:30pm en
el Salón parroquial. Un padrino es un adulto confirmado
que de un buen testimonia de vida. Por favor contacte
Kirstie Roberts si necesita ayuda encontrando un padrino.
LITURGIA DE NIÑOS
Los niños de la Escuela de Religión compartirán sus
dones dentro de la liturgia una vez al mes. Si su hijo o
hija quisiera ser lector, portador de ofrendas, ujier o la
persona que saluda, por favor visite la oficina del
Ministerio Infantil/Juvenil para inscribir a su niño/niña.
Nuestra próxima liturgia de niños será el Domingo, 18 de
Enero.
RETIRO DE CONFIRMACION
Nuestro retiro de Confirmación se acerca!
Marquen en su calendario y hagan tiempo
para acompañarnos el Viernes, 6 de Febrero
al Domingo, 8 de Febrero. Los detalles serán
enviados por correo a sus casa.
SERVICIO DE PRIMERA RECONCILIACION
Nuestro servicio para los niños que se han
estado preparando para el sacramento la
Reconciliación será el 20 de Enero a las 7pm
en la parroquia. Por favor llegue temprano
para poder comprobar todo antes de que
comience el servicio.
CORRESPONSABILIDAD
ARBOL DE JESÉ
Gracias a todos quienes donaron comida enlatada al
árbol
de
Jesé
este
Adviento. Llenamos el árbol
con donaciones y hasta
tuvimos que poner unas en
el espacio de reunión para
dejar
espacio.
Sus
donaciones ayudarán a
muchas familias este año.
LLAMADO PARA LAS MISIONES CATOLICAS
La próxima semana realizaremos el Llamado para las
Misiones Católicas. Una manera en que este llamado
funciona para fortalecer a las diócesis misioneras en los
Estados Unidos es otorgando fondos para la formación
de seminaristas en las diócesis pobres. La bendición de
los seminaristas pone una carga financiera en estas
diócesis en donde la educación de cada seminarista
cuesta entre $35 a 40 mil dólares al año. Su apoyo es
necesario para que estos jóvenes puedan regresar y
servir en sus parroquias. Por favor, fortalezca la Iglesia
en casa dando una generosa donación al llamado de la
próxima semana.
JUSTICIA SOCIAL
EQUIPO DE DEFENSA (ADVOCACY TEAM)
Nuestro equipo de defensa se esfuerza para ser una voz
para aquellos que sienten que no tienen una y para servir
a nuestra comunidad. Actualmente estamos trabajando
en la identificación de necesidades en
nuestra comunidad parroquial, con la
esperanza de buscar la manera de
satisfacer algunas de esas necesidades. Si usted se siente llamado a este
ministerio, y a ayudar a "los más pequeños de éstos," por favor, únase a
nosotros en nuestra próxima reunión
del Equipo de Defensa: Miércoles 14
de Enero a las 7pm en la sala 8 del
edificio de catecismo.
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MINISTERIO HISPANO
Párroco
Padre Jeff Stephan
(816) 979-3157
Bautismos
Berenice Zayas
(816) 799-7768
Rito de Iniciación
Cristiana Para Adultos
Lupe Bencomo
(816) 331-5677
Quinceañeras
Kris Larkey
(816) 979-3151
Grupo de Oración
Allan Medina
(816) 668-0089
Pláticas Matrimoniales
Martina y Abelardo Arreola
(816) 269-4956
Festividades
Maria Rita López
816-301-1708
Coro Parroquial
Arturo Piñon
(816) 291-2742
Ministros de la Comunión
Gloria Garcia
(816) 559-1253
Comunión a los Enfermos
Marta Sosa
(816) 226-3239
Proclamadores de la
Palabra
Alejandro Torres
(816) 699-2887
Acólitos
Gerardo Arénivas
(816) 719-7563
Acomodadores y Orden
Jaime Martinez
(816) 777-8848
Justicia e Inmigracion
Wendy Mora
816-309-0011
Sacristía
Manny Castillo
816-394-1460
Catecismo
Kirstie Roberts
(816) 979-3155
Adolescentes
Kirstie Roberts
(816) 979-3155
Alcoholicos Anónimos
Oscar Castillo
(816) 529-1113
Comite Romero
Hilda Alvarado
816-876-5508
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PLATICAS PRE-BAUTISMALES - 14 DE FEBRERO
Normalmente cada Sábado Segundo de mes de las 10 am a 1 pm (Sólo para Niños de
0-6 años) Salón de juntas. Sótano de la Parroquia. Para niños mayores de 7 años
requerirán una formación especial. Infórmate.
PRÓXIMOS BAUTISMOS: llamar Kris a 816-979-3151 Favor de llenar su aplicación para
asistir a las platicas con anterioridad. No se ofrece cuidado de niños.
INGLES COMO SEGUNDO IDIOMA
Nuestras clases de Inglés Como Segundo Idioma se llevan a cabo los
Martes a las 7pm en el cuarto Juan Diego, en la Escuela de Religión.
SEMANA NACIONAL DE MIGRACION
La primera semana de Enero es la semana nacional de Migración. El tema de este año
es “Somos Una Sola Familia Bajo Dios,” que nos recuerda la importancia de la familia
en nuestras vidas diarias. Este recordatorio es particularmente importante con el
fenómeno de la migración donde demasiado seguido las familias son separadas.
“Migrantes – incluyendo a los niños, inmigrantes, refugiados, y
víctimas del tráfico humano – son nuestros hermanos y
hermanas espirituales,” dijo el Obispo Eusebio Elizondo, obispo
auxiliar de Seattle y presidente de la Conferencia de Obispos
Católicos de Estados Unidos (USCCB) Comité de Migración.
“Ellos muchas veces se encuentran aislados, solos y
separados de sus familias, su capacidad de vivir sus vidas en
plenitud es severamente restringida. Demasiado seguido los
miembros de familias son separados por la deportación,
detención, o leyes de inmigración que les impide reunirse de
nuevo.”
“Todos hemos sido creados iguales a la imagen de Dios,” dijo
el Obispo Elizondo. “No hay tal cosa como un humano ilegal.
Durante la semana Nacional de Migración debemos no solamente orar por nuestros
hermanos y hermanas que son marginalizados pero también abogar para que ellos
tengan las protecciones necesarias, porque ellos son los que más necesitan.”
Por favor oren por las familias que están sufriendo debido a la separación. Para mas
información, por favor viste la pagina http://www.usccb.org/about/migration-and-refugee
-services/national-migration-week/index.cfm
ORACION PARA LA SEMANA NACIONAL DE MIGRACION
Padre Amoroso,
Al recordar que la Sagrada Familia huyó de la violencia y que vivió durante un tiempo
en el exilio, te pedimos que protejas a todas las familias que huyendo de la persecución
buscan refugio, y les proporciones un lugar seguro y acogedor.
Por los niños que viajan en medio de tantos peligros, a menudo solos y sin la
protección de sus seres queridos, te pedimos que los reúnas con sus familias y los
protejas de la violencia en el camino.
Por todos los emigrantes, para que no se sientan obligados a emigrar,
sino que encuentren oportunidades en su tierra natal donde puedan
prosperar y vivir una vida plenamente humana.
Abre nuestro corazón para que podamos ofrecer hospitalidad a
aquellos que vienen en busca de refugio.
Por nuestro Señor Jesucristo, tu Hijo, que vive y reina contigo en la
unidad del Espíritu Santo y es Dios por los siglos de los siglos.
Amen.
11 de Enero del 2015
El Bautismo del Señor
La Parroquia
Católica de
Santa Sabina
Belton, MO
En esta foto aparece Claudio y su hijo Jaziel.
700 Trevis Avenue, Belton, MO 64012 Teléfono: 816-331-4713
www.stsabinaparish.org
www.facebook.com/stsabinaparish
Fax: 816-322-6196
Horarios: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Lunes - Jueves y 9:00am - 1:00pm, Viernes
Personal de la Parroquia
Rev. Jeff Stephan, Pastor
816-979-3157
Diácono Dwayne Katzer
Diácono Mike Gates
Zuiri Galeano, Recepcionista y Escuela de Religión
816-979-3150
Bridget Hernandez, Corresponsabilidad y Justicia Social 816-979-3159
Kris Larkey, Asociada Pastoral
816-979-3151
Biagio Mazza, Asociado Pastoral
816-979-3153
Susan Ratigan, Liturgista
816-979-3158
Kirstie Roberts, Dir. de Religión y Pastoral Juvenil
816-979-3155
Marta Roper, Coordinadora Pastoral
816-979-3154
Jeff Shields, Contador
816-979-3152
Tracy Wheeler, Mantenimiento
Mary Bultmann, Diocesan Victim Advocate
816-714-2387
Jenifer Valenti, Diocesan Ombudsman
816-812-2500
Horario de las Misas del fin de semana
Sábado: 4:00pm (Confesiones de las 3:00pm - 3:30pm)
Domingo: 8:00am, 10:30am en Ingles, 12:30pm Misa en Español
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