Saint Martin of Tours Church 1800 Station Road • Valley City, Ohio 44280 February 1, 2015 Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time REV. THOMAS R. DUNPHY, PASTOR DRE: Family Life Minister: Youth Minister: Education Coordinator: Music Director: Office Staff: LITURGIES: Saturday Vigil: Sunday Masses: Weekdays: Holy Days: Mary Takacs Colene Conley Terri Yohman Sue Peters Stephen Dickson Rose Austin, Cheryl Lasch, Rose Strack, Joan Weigel 5:00 p.m. 8:00 & 10:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. (Sept. - April in Chapel) 8:00 a.m. Wed. - Thurs. - Fri. 7:00 a.m. & 7:00 p.m. ADORATION: 8:30 a.m. to midnight on the Thursday before the First Friday of each month. RECONCILIATION: Saturday: Chapel, 4:00 p.m. and upon request. BAPTISM: Contact the parish after the birth to schedule the baptism. MARRIAGE: Contact the parish at least six months in advance. PRAYER ROOM: Open during office hours. CHURCH SUPPORT: A fair share. One hours wage per week. Try tithing. REGISTRATION: Come to the parish office or call to register. PARISH OFFICE HOURS: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., Sunday 9:00 a.m.- noon Phone: 330-483-3808 Fax: 330-483-3848 Web Site: www.stmartinvc.org Bulletin Deadline: Tuesday 12:00 p.m. PARISH MISSION STATEMENT We the parishioners of St. Martin of Tours, a Roman Catholic Parish founded in the year 1840, in Valley City, Ohio and part of the Diocese of Cleveland are people of faith, courage and love. We are gifted people diverse in skills and strength. People united through the power of the Holy Spirit and charged to proclaim the message of Christ. We are committed to live the Word so that “Whatever you do, whether in speech or in action, do it in the name of the Lord Jesus...” - Col 3:17 Page two February 1, 2015 Liturgical Ministers 5:00 8:00 Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 1, 2015 Come, let us bow down in worship; let us kneel before the LORD who made us. ~Psalm 95:6 Saturday 5:00 Ron Pojman Sunday 8:00 Patti Schaefer 10:30 Benjamin Dillon Harmath 5:00 Teen Mass ~ Fr. Oleksiak Friday 8:00 John Cimbulich Saturday 5:00 Josephine Diaz Sunday 8:00 Lad & John Vasel 10:30 Doris Filous 5:00 Teen Mass ~ Fr. Haag 10:30 5:00 8:00 10:30 5:00 8:00 10:30 Henry Lewis Grabenstetter February LIGHT Program Today, February 1, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday, February 2, 6:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m. Please note: There will be no morning Mass Wednesday, Thursday February 4, 5 Wednesday, Thursday, Friday February 11, 12, 13. Eucharistic Adoration Adoration will take place on Thursday, February 5 in the Prayer Room from 8:30 a.m. to midnight. Everyone is welcome to spend an hour with our Lord at the start of this Advent season. First Friday Devotions Everyone is welcome to join us on Friday, February 6 at the 8:00 a.m. Mass in the Chapel and renew your commitment to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Donuts, pastry, juice, and coffee will be served in the Parish Center. Avila Holy Hour Friday, February 6 in the Prayer Room after First Friday Breakfast. 5:00 8:00 10:30 5:00 8:00 10:30 5:00 8:00 10:30 5:00 8:00 10:30 January 31/February 1 Lectors & Ministers of Communion Gloria Roach, Mary Takacs, Fred Heppner, Mary Jo Palmer, Sue Monroe, Faith Monroe, Terry Scaduto, Anna Marie Carlson John Kipp, Bill Dolata, Brian Turner, Joy Turner, Sharon Ruder, Amy Kocias, Betsy Lanzer, Mike Lanzer Bill Bihn, Megan Lasch, Cheryl Lasch, LaVerne Roberts, Pat Milczewski, Dawn Artale, Tim Weber, Bill Perkins, Toni Oppenlander, Jackie Gluck Cantors & Musicians Brenda Scheiman, Dave Morris Jubilation Choir, Steve Dickson Ushers Mary Ann Scheiman, Rick Monroe, John Gill, Paul Scheiman, Rudy Koishor, Tom O’Grady, Joe Pasuit, Christine Pickens Frank Engel, Bill Huttinger, Ray Kemp, Robert Kowalski, John Discenzo, Scott Mesmer, Stephen Melillo, David Pesarchick Dan Innocenti, Mike Jurkowski, Bob Walter, Mario D’Amico, Jared Swank, Mark Ziemer, Diehl Belza, Paul Maitino Greeters Gilbert Calta, Joan/Hannah Howells Kathleen Mowery, Carolyn Squire, Helen Wilk Susan Ulmer, Ann Marie/John Krynock Servers Aileen Bracken, Megan Monroe, Collin Hubeny, Kaitlyn Hubeny, Caroline Srail Clayton Kowalski, Franklin English, Joshua Koval, Emily Koval, Noah Koval Faith Belza, Grace Belza, Nicole Maitino, Sarah Ziemer, Sam Ziemer February 7/8 Lectors & Ministers of Communion Fred Heppner, Catherine Poland, Karen Mangan, Thelma Marquard, Jack Marquard, Anna Marie Carlson, Tim Bartczak Terry Kenneally, Judy Rundle, Tom Rundle, Don Haag, Roger Hassler, Nancy Hassler, Rose Strack, Marge Bacik Bill Perkins, Nicholette Tixier–Walters, Betty Bush, Mike Reindel, Patty Dolata, Bob Malecha, Cindy McCafferty, Becky Kelley, Don Kelley, Herb Dean Cantors & Musicians Brenda Scheiman, Dave Morris Jubilation Choir, Steve Dickson Continued... Page three Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Liturgical Ministers continued... Ushers 5:00 Mary Ann Scheiman, Rick Monroe, John Gill, Paul Scheiman, Vern Krieger, Ken Dombrowski, Jim Haight, Jeff Peters 8:00 Frank Engel, Bill Huttinger, Ray Kemp, Stephan Walter, Randy Conrad, Joe Pate, Sue Pate, John Borucki 10:30 Dan Innocenti, Mike Jurkowski, Bob Walter, Mario D’Amico, Kristen Perkins, Zoli Takacs, Eric Lucius, Joe Majkrzak Greeters 5:00 Jan Bartczak, Betty Westlake, Karen Mangan 8:00 Sharon/Fred Ruder, Jean Engel 10:30 Anne B., Laurie/Christa S., LaVerne R. Servers 5:00 Rachel Krieger, Josie Peters, Eric Noonan, Emily Beck, Maggie Berkheimer 8:00 Hope Conrad, Dylan Lucas, Ryan Lucas, Emma Gill, Cora Gill 10:30 Alexandra Dean, Hannah Dean, Chase Capela, Shane Capela, Emily Greenland Knights of Columbus ~ Pasta Knight The Knights of Columbus would like to invite you to Pasta Knight ~ an evening with numerous pasta options for you to choose from! Mix and match pasta types, robust sauces and other flavorful ingredients. Tickets are only $10 for adults and a mere $5 for those under 12. Conveniently served right after Mass at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 21. Come hungry and leave happy. We thank you for your support. Mangia. Knitting Ministry The Knitting Ministry will not meet Monday evening, February 2 and Tuesday afternoon, February 3. Crusaders for Christ~Journey to the Cross Ever wonder what the Stations of the Cross are all about? This Lenten season, all 6-7-8th graders and their families are invited to join us as we take a closer look at the Stations. We will meet every Friday night during Lent, starting on February 20th from 6:15 p.m.—7:30 p.m. From 6:15-6:45 we will spend time learning the history of the Stations of the Cross, how praying the Stations can bring us closer to Jesus, and each week take a closer look at 2-3 stations. Stations then start at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel. Parents, please talk with your students about this great opportunity to make this part of their Lenten offering. Sign up in the Gathering Area or call Sue Peters at 330-483-3808, ext. 237. Baptism Preparation Class St. Martin’s next Baptism Class will be Tuesday, February 10 from 7:00—8:30 p.m. in the Parish Center meeting room. This class is a requirement of the Diocese of Cleveland for all first time parents who wish to have their baby baptized. Godparents are also welcome to attend. Call the office at 330-483-3808 to register. Annual Contribution Statements If you would like a printed copy of your 2014 annual contribution statement, please mail us a STAMPED, self -addressed envelope or drop one in the collection basket. Statements will be mailed upon request only. You may also stop by the office beginning January 18 and pick up your statement or we can fax it to you. Family Life Ministry~Marriage Enrichment For everyone from Singles to Newlyweds to seasoned Marrieds, come and experience your love language along with your mate’s love language. Some spouses communicate their love with gifts, some with physical touch, and others with acts of service. Still others prefer words of affirmation or quality time. Come and find out which one works best in your marriage on Saturday, February 14 from 7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m. in the Parish Center. Enjoy a light Valentine dinner and share together your own Love Language. Call 330-483-3808 for reservations or sign up in the Gathering Area. Crusaders for Christ Lenten Retreat All 6-7-8th graders are invited to our Lenten retreat on Sunday, February 22 from 1:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m. in the Parish Center. Our theme is “The Potter’s Hand”. We will look at how God is the potter and we are the clay. Each student will have the opportunity to make their own clay pinch pot. We will also discover our spiritual gifts and how we may use them as God molds us in his image. This is going to be a great interactive afternoon for our youth. Sign up in the Gathering Area or call Sue Peters at 330-483-3808, ext. 237. SOZO High School Youth Group Retreat The high school retreat is being changed from an over night retreat to a one day retreat held on Sunday, February 22 from 11:00 a.m.—6:00 p.m. The Core Leaders will be coming from Steubenville Franciscan University to put on the retreat. Confirmation Students All Confirmation students are reminded that they need to sign up for a part in the Live Stations of the Cross which will be performed during the March Penance Service after the Examination of Conscience. January 24/25 Collection $8,535.00 358 Envelopes Building Fund $2,395.00 Page four February 1, 2015 Parish Activities for the Week Sunday Monday Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday: LIGHT Program, 11:30 am, PC. LIGHT Program, 6:00 pm, PC. Bible Study, 12:30 pm, PC mtg. rm. Quiet Prayer, 5:00-8:00 pm, Prayer Room. Bible Study, 7 pm, PC mtg. rm. Yoga, 11 am, Parish Center mtg. rm. Grief Share, 1 pm, PC mtg. rm. Intercessory Prayers, 7 pm, Prayer Room. Contemplative Prayer, 7 pm, PC mtg. rm. AA Meeting, 7 pm, Ed. Bldg. Men’s Fellowship, 8 am, PC mtg. rm. Servants of Mercy, 9:30 am, Prayer Rm. RCIA, 9 am, Parish Center mtg. rm. SOZO Teens, 6 pm, Ed. Bldg. St. Martin of Tours Lenten Retreats Francis and Francis: Living in the Holy Joy of the Gospel ~ This Lent, gather with other parishioners to reflect on two role models of joy ~ St. Francis and Pope Francis. Dr. Karla Bellinger will lead us in reflection and discussion based on the teachings of St. Francis and Pope Francis. Saturday, March 7 starting with breakfast at 9:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m. in the Parish Center. The cost is $10. Joyfully Gifted ~ Save the date: Saturday, March 21 for a retreat experience to help define your Spiritual Gifts. Look for more information next week. Pierogi and Strudel Sale St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, 25801 Royalton Rd. in Columbia Station will start taking orders for their annual pierogi and strudel sale on February 9. Call in your orders on Mondays, February 9, February 23, March 9 and March 23 and pick up your order Thursday, of that week, between 2:00—6:30 p.m. Pierogis are $8 per dozen (potato, potato/cheese, sauerkraut, ricotta cheese, prune, apple, cabbage). An 8” strudel strip is sold for $5 (apple, cherry, cheese, blueberry). Call 440-236-5095 between 9:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to place your order. Medina County Master Gardener Volunteers Leprechauns, Shamrocks, & Hops… Oh My! This St. Patrick’s Day be inspired by all things GREEN! Join Medina Master Gardeners and OSU Extension Professionals Saturday, March 7 at A. I. Root Candle Company, 623 West Liberty Street, Medina from 9:00 a.m.—12:30 p.m. Learn about growing shamrocks into spring and many other interesting tips and ideas. Sign-in begins at 8:30 a.m. and the cost is $15 per person or $25 for two! Door prizes and light refreshments included. Registration Deadline is February 20. Visit: http:// medina.osu.edu or call 330-725-4911 ext. 106 for registration. Dear Padre Why can’t we all celebrate Mass in Latin? You said we should offer Mass in several languages so everyone can participate. There is an alternative: the Latin Mass. In the past, all nationalities could attend and unite themselves to the sacrifice on Calvary without the barrier of vernacular. There is one God and one Church. There should be one Mass. I’m writing this in the rectory of the Redemptorist parish in New Orleans. Across the street is St. Alphonsus Church, which was built for Irish-and English-speaking immigrants in 1847. Behind the rectory is St. Mary’s Assumption, which was built for German-speaking immigrants in 1849. Two blocks from here is Notre Dame de Bon Secours, which was built in 1843 for French-speaking immigrants. Until the 1960s, Mass was celebrated in Latin, but the preaching and music weren’t necessarily done in Latin. Latin has been an important part of the Catholic Church since the fourth century, but it’s important to remember that language and ethnicity don’t bind us—Jesus does. I think we should do whatever we can to help people know Jesus. If celebrating Mass in Spanish, German, English, and French is going to bring people closer to Jesus, that’s what we should do. FR. PATRICK KEYES, CSsR ~ Prayers for the Sick ~ Please keep the following friends and family members in your prayers: Sue Krieger, Teresa Hacker, Janet Solomon, Byron John Olexa, Mary Sue Lenhart, Chuck Boesch, Denny Zaverl, Gloria Stoker, Adele Borling, Pat Romanchik, Michael DiLeonardo, Colin Kiousis, Matt Busch, Jessica Haywood, Lillian Lasky, Carole Curtin, Emily Beck, Jennifer Streiner, Deacon Stan Fulton, Mike Kudla, Theresa Ropelewski, Marcie Shaw, Virginia Smith, Robert Scherler, George Hopkins, Renee Kelly, Dave Rea, Debbie, Amy Gillingham, Penelope Brown, Mason Lasco, Carrie Fuller, Sandy Lombardi, Joan Howells, Ruth Clay, Marilyn DiLeonardo, John/Maria Luich, Baby Mahrianna Petrey, Anita Gerenday, Judy Bon, Kathy Musgrave, Don & Sarah, Riley Savel, Corey Petro, Peggy/Kaden/Jason Hart, Bonnie Hughes, John DeAngelis, Rick Zevchik, Dave Perkins, Peggy Russell, Judy Hering, Pauline Incorvia, Jayne Yuravak, Betty Stiles, John Darmstadt, Tim Donaldson, Pat Demyan, Brenda Sotak, Michael Griffin, Jess Lahl, Ethan Krish, Michael Hart, Marcia Mowinski Names will be left on the prayer list for 3 months unless an additional 3 month period or cancellation is requested. Page five Today’s Readings First Reading — Moses spoke to all the people, saying: “A prophet like me will the LORD, your God, raise up for you” (Deuteronomy 18:15-20). Psalm — If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts (Psalm 95). Second Reading — Brothers and sisters: I should like you to be free of anxieties (1 Corinthians 7:32-35). Gospel — The people were astonished at Jesus’ teaching; he taught them as one having authority (Mark 1:21-28). Readings for the Week Monday: Mal 3:1-4; Ps 24:7-10; Heb 2:14-18; Lk 2:22-40 [22-32] Tuesday: Heb 12:1-4; Ps 22:26b-28, 30-32; Mk 5:21-43 Wednesday: Heb12:4-7,11-15;Ps 103:1-2,13-14,17-18a; Mk 6:1-6 Thursday: Heb 12:18-19, 21-24; Ps 48:2-4, 9-11; Mk 6:7-13 Friday: Heb 13:1-8; Ps 27:1, 3, 5, 8b-9; Mk 6:14-29 Saturday: Heb 13:15-17, 20-21; Ps 23:1-6; Mk 6:30-34 Sunday: Jb 7:1-4, 6-7; Ps 147:1-6; 1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23; Mk 1:29-39 More Care more than others think necessary. Trust more than others think wise. Serve more than others think practical. Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time Saints and Special Observances Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time; Boy Scout Sunday Monday: The Presentation of the Lord; World Day for Consecrated Life; Blessing of Candles; Groundhog Day Tuesday: St. Blaise; St. Ansgar; Blessing of Throats; Tu B’Shvat (Jewish new year of trees) begins at sunset Thursday: St. Agatha Friday: St. Paul Miki and companions; First Friday Saturday: Blessed Virgin Mary; First Saturday Sunday: Authority From God According to Moses, the people decided they didn’t want to hear God’s voice directly any more. It was much too frightening. Why couldn’t God send human teachers, prophets, instead? God agreed, but with a warning. The people had better listen to those teachers, because they spoke in God’s name. That arrangement, though, had its own problems, for them and for us. How do I know this teacher is truly from God? And if the teacher is from God, are all parts of the teaching meant for me? We have the Church and scripture to help us with those questions, but still there are always a few loose ends. That is the powerful significance of the sentence in today’s Gospel: “The people were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority and not as the scribes.” The people knew that this Jesus was authentic—truly a teacher sent by God. They knew it by hearing him.
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