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August 31, 2014

 

SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK CHURCH             TWENTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                                HOLY CROSS CHURCH

 

Box 38                                                                                                   August 31, 2014                                                25072 – 285th Avenue

 

Lastrup, MN  56344                                                                                                                                                         Pierz, MN  56364

 

                                                                                                                                     HOLY CROSS CHURCH WEBSITE – hardingchurch.org

 

                FATHER DAVID MACIEJ, PASTOR  (320-468-2111)

 

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MASSES FOR THIS WEEK:

 

Monday                 September 1st                       8:00 am    (Labor Day)        Holy Cross                Thanks for Successful Bazaar at Holy Cross

 

Tuesday                 September 2nd                      7:00 pm                                 Saint John Nepomuk                            +Ray Stangl

 

Wednesday           September 3rd                      8:00 am                                 Holy Cross                             +Mary & John Rudolph and Family

 

Thursday                September 4th                      7:00-8:00 pm                       Holy Cross                                Divine Mercy Adoration Service

 

                                September 4th                      8:00 pm                                 Holy Cross                                             +Emil Okroi

 

Saturday                September 6th                      8:00 pm                                 Saint John Nepomuk                               For the Parishes

 

Sunday                   September 7th                      8:45 am                                 Holy Cross                                             +Myrna Woitalla

 

Sunday                   September 7th                    10:45 am                                 Saint John Nepomuk                            +Elaine Kummet

 

                *Divine Mercy Eucharistic Adoration: 7:00-8:00 pm – Adoration on Thursday, September 4th – Mass: 8:00 pm Holy Cross

 

                *Monthly Adoration: 4:30–10:30 pm on Tuesday, September 16th – Mass: 7:00 pm at Saint John Nepomuk

 

                *Rosary and Divine Mercy Prayer – 25 minutes before every Mass at both Parishes

 

                *Prayer Service: 8:00-9:30 pm every Wednesday evening at Holy Cross Church in the Divine Mercy Adoration Room

 

                *Confessions: Saturday, 7:15 pm at Saint John Nepomuk Church and Sunday, 8:00 am at Holy Cross Church

 

HOLY CROSS CHURCH:

 

Ushers:                  Sunday                                   September 7th                      8:45 am                              Dave Schubert and Allen Stuckmayer

 

Servers:                 Sunday                                   September 7th                      8:45 am                                 Jacob and Amber Woitalla

 

Lector:                   Sunday                                   September 7th                      8:45 am                                 Sheila Rudolph

 

Rosary:                   Sunday                                   September 7th                      8:45 am                                 Gloria Woitalla

 

E. Ministers:          Sunday                                   September 7th                      8:45 am                                 Debbie, Leonard and Eleanore

 

 

 

SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK CHURCH:

 

Ushers:                  Saturday                                September 6th                      8:00 pm                                 Mark Beierman and Cory Loidolt

 

                                Sunday                                   September 7th                    10:45 am                                 Ron Monson and Joe Banach

 

Servers:                 Saturday                                September 6th                      8:00 pm                                 Natalie and Jared Thomsen

 

                                Sunday                                   September 7th                    10:45 am                                 Erika and Brenna Dickmann

 

Lectors:                 Saturday                                September 6th                      8:00 pm                                 Dale Beierman

 

                                Sunday                                   September 7th                    10:45 am                                 Children’s Mass

 

E. Ministers:          Saturday                                September 6th                      8:00 pm                                 Barb, Carol and Dale

 

                                Sunday                                   September 7th                    10:45 am                                 Mary Ann, Traci and Evelyn

 

 

 

SHEPHERD’S VOICE:

 

Following Jesus gives much joy, but it also means accepting the cross as part of being His disciple.  Today’s Gospel brings us that teaching, emphasized in Jesus’ own words: “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.”  No one enjoys carrying the cross, no matter what form it may take.  Yet we realize, as we grow in our faith, that it is often through the cross that we become stronger, deeper in our love, and more empathetic with the needs of others.  May the Lord enable all of us to accept the cross when it comes, knowing that He has the power to transform its weight a virtue that brings us closer to Him.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                Father David

 

MASS FOR LABOR DAYWe will have an 8:00 am Mass at Holy Cross on Monday, Labor Day.  This is a good time to give thanks to God for a successful parish bazaar at Holy Cross.

 

 

 

MARRIAGE BANN IIScott Hanneken and Ashley Stich (Holy Cross)

 

 

 

PRACTICE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AT SAINT JOHN’S FOR SUNDAY MASSWe invite all young parishioners of Saint John’s to come to the church this Friday evening at 7:00 pm.  This will be a practice to take part in the 10:45 am next Sunday, leading the Introduction, Readings, Petitions and Gifts procession.  Do join us!

 

 

 

STEUBENVILLE RETREAT ATTENDEESWe note the following students who attended the Steubenville retreat earlier this summer: those from Saint John’s are Christina Benjamin, Jasmine Boser, Brandon Dickman, Kaitlyn Kampa, Heidi Kapsner, Chelsea Kurtz, Natalie Thomsen and Katelyn Waytashek; those from Holy Cross are Ivy Dembouski and Ashley Faust.  May God bless you as you continue to grow in your faith!

 

 

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS THIS WEEK – Today: Jeremiah 20:7-9; Romans 12:1-2; Matthew 16:21-27.  Next Sunday: Ezekiel 33:7-9; Romans 13:8-10; Matthew 18:15-20.

 

 

 

CATHOLIC WOMEN FALL CONFERENCEThe Saint Cloud Diocesan Council of Catholic Women invites you to attend the 61st annual Fall Conference on September 20th, beginning at 8:00 am.  It will be held at Saint Marcus Church, 8701 Main Street, Clear Lake.  The theme is “THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL.”  The day includes refreshments, business meeting, keynote talk by Bishop Kettler, Mass, lunch, afternoon speakers, prayer and door prizes.  As a service project, we are collecting “Caps of Love” to recycle (all hard plastic caps from almost anything; no metal; please remove paper inserts).  Bring these to the conference.  The registration fee is $15.00 by September 16th ($20.00 after).  Mail registration to: Kathy Moeller, 2272 120th Avenue, Clear Lake, MN, 55319.  For more info, contact Julie Moorhead/Miller at (320)243-3891.

 

 

 

VETERANS MEMORIAL FUNDRAISERThe Pierz American Legion Post 341 is hosting a Free Will Donation Sloppy Joe Dinner with all the fixings at the Pierz Ballroom, Saturday, September 6th, 5:00-8:00 pm.  Donations can be brought to F & M Bank of Pierz.  This memorial, to be located at Billig Park, will be dedicated to all those who have served, are serving and will serve our country.

 

 

 

DEACON INFORMATION NIGHTAny man, age 31-55, who may be interested in becoming a permanent deacon for our diocese is encouraged to attend a “Deacon Information Night”.  The next ones are: September 3rd at Our Lady of Lourdes, Little Fallls, and September 8th and 9th at the Pastoral Center in Saint Cloud.  Contact Deacon Mark Barder for more info at 320-251-2340.

 

 

 

HOLY CROSS PARISH NEWS:

 

STEWARDSHIP for Sunday, August 24th – Adults, $1,011.50 (53 envelopes); Youth/Children, $9.00 (12 envelopes); Adults Loose, $94.25; Children Loose, $18.00; Holy Day-Assumption, $16.00 (2 envelopes); Holy Day-Christmas, $400.00 (1 envelope); Building Fund, $20.00 (1 envelope); Cookbook, $15.00.  Thanks to all our generous Parishioners, Youth/Children and our Visitors!  Thanks!!

 

 

 

DONUT SUNDAY on Sunday, September 7th after the 8:45 am Mass at Holy Cross Church with Group I doing the honors of serving.

 

 

 

SPECIAL THANKS to Tim Brummer and his Crew of Sentence to Serve who came so graciously to clean our church basement a couple of weeks ago, also thanks to Phyllis Schmidtbauer, Kevin, Daisy and Ivy Dembouski.  Great job well done!  Thanks again to all of you!

 

 

 

CHURCH CLEANERS – Karen Brisk, Diane Brisk, Doris Brisk, Connie Brisk, Bernice Banick, Tabitha Brisk, Heidi Bruse and Kristin Dombovy.  Thanks Ladies for all your hard work you do with cleaning the Lord’s House!  Hopefully, everyone comes to clean!

 

 

 

SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK PARISH NEWS:

 

STEWARDSHIP for Sunday, August 24th – Adults, $1,743.00; Youth, $41.00; Loose, $199.00.  Thanks to all Saint John Parishioners, especially the Youth, awesome – keep it up, also thanks for all the Visitors.  Thanks for your generous offering – you’re all Awesome!

 

 

 

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING will be held on Tuesday, September 9th at the Parish Rectory after the 7:00 pm Mass.

 

 

 

BAR BINGO at two locations in Lastrup.  Sunday evenings, 6:00 pm at Herold’s Bar and Grill.  Please Note: NO BINGO this Sunday, August 31st at Herold’s Bar and Grill.  Wednesday evenings, 6:00 pm at Tiny’s Tavern.  Jackpot is $600.00 for 52 numbers and $400.00 for 48 numbers by Saint John’s Gaming #02115.  Don’t forget, you only have one night this week to go and play Bingo and one chance of Winning!

 

 

 

QUILT BINGO: Hopefully, everyone has either completed or are working on the quilts for the Quilt Bingo which will take place on Sunday, October 5th.  Tickets will be out shortly.

 

 

 

IN HOPE OF RESURRECTION – Saint John Nepomuk Parishioners extend their Sympathy to the Family of Pauline Nash.  Mass of Christian Burial was held at Saint John Nepomuk Church in Lastrup on Saturday, August 30th.  Please keep Pauline’s Family in your prayers.  Eternal Rest Grant Unto Pauline and May She Rest in Peace.  Thanks go out also to Father Dalseth for the beautiful services!

 

 

 

NEWS FOR BOTH PARISHES – HOLY CROSS AND SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK:

 

Please keep in your prayers the following – Mary Ann Dahmen, Marie Dombovy, Darnell Froelich, Cora Gross, Astella Kurtz, Michelle Litke (Pierz), Joe Malinowski (Buckman), Michele Murphy (Colorado), Judy Riese (Cities), Bethany Schubert, Virginia Stegora, Jake Thomsen, Martha Woitalla, Sr. and Donna Young.  Prayer List for Lastrup is 468-6395 and for Harding is 277-3832.  Jesus, we need You!

 

 

 

REMINDER…THE INVITATION IS STILL OPEN – to our Holy Cross Church Bazaar Sunday (today), August 31st starting with the Polka Mass at 10:00 am (Music by Dale Dahmen & the Polka Beats), followed by a delicious Chicken and Ham Dinner topped off with  homemade Polish Coffee Cakes and Pies.  Adults, $9.00; Children under 12, $3.00; 5 and under Free.  Fun for everyone and also food for everyone!  Handicapped Parking in front of Church and Dinner Handicapped Accessible.  Hope to see all of you at the Bazaar!!!  We’ll have music all afternoon with Dale Dahmen & the Polka Beats and Virg and the Eldorados, plus you can do a little dancing!

 

 

 

PLEASE JOIN US AT HOLY CROSS CHURCH FOR ADORATION on Thursday, September 4th, starting at 7:00-8:00 pm Adoration, followed by Mass at 8:00 pm. Quietly allow the silence: just you and Jesus, sitting in each other’s presence.  Please come and join us!

 

 

 

STEAK AND WINE DINNER AND AUCTION – Holy Trinity is planning for the 2nd Annual Steak and Wine Dinner with a live Auction to follow on Saturday, October 11th at the Brickyard Bar.  At this time, we are looking for donations of Auction items.  Questions/Donations, please call Becky Dehler at 468-6654 or Brenda Prokott at 468-0202.  Thank you very much!  ***Tickets for the meal will go on sale Monday, September 15th, tickets are available at Holy Trinity School, (320)468-6446.

 

 

 

A WINDOW OF HOPE – An Adult Grief Support Group, will begin meeting on Monday, September 8th at 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at the former Emblom Brenny Funeral Home location at 318 West Broadway, Little Falls.  This group will meet for six (6) consecutive Mondays.  For more information or to pre-register please call Emblom Brenny Funeral Service at 320-632-4393.

 

 

 

PATRIOTIC DAY OF PRAYER on Thursday, September 11th at 12:45 pm at Saint Joseph’s Church in Pierz, we’ll be praying the Patriotic Rosary for our nation: for leaders of all branches of government, for the state government officials down to local city and township leaders, for all the military, for the people of all 50 states, and for the farmers and for business owners.  The members of the Christian mothers from Saint Michael’s in Buckman and Saint Joseph’s in Pierz, the American Legion and Auxiliary, the Knights of Columbus, Holy Trinity Grade School and Hearts of Faith Group will be leading the rosary.  Only through Prayer our Blessed Mother is telling us: will peace be achieved in the world; so come and pray with us for the future of our country.  This event is sponsored by the Hearts of Faith Group of Saint Joseph’s Parish.

 

 

 

HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL:                           BELIEVE, GROW, ACHIEVE

 

Holy Trinity Calendar Winners: 8-25 Sue & Curt Boser; 8-26 Virgil Becker; 8-27 Clyde Hayes; 8-28 Clint & Jan Kimman;8-29 Brooklyn Hanneken; 8-30 Jennifer Roach ($35.00 winners); 8-31 Jimmy & Mary Kloss ($75.00 winner).  Congratulations to all our Winners!

 

 

 

FROM GRACE’S CORNER:                             EMAIL: [email protected]                   PHONE NUMBER:  277-3832

 

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK – 5 Simple Rules to be Happy:  1). Free your heart from hatred;  2). Free your mind from worries;  3). Live simple;  4). Give more; and 5). Expect less.   *Hoping everyone will have a safe and blessed Labor Day Weekend!  God Bless You!!!

 

 

 

August 24, 2014

 

SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK                                          TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                             HOLY CROSS CHURCH

 

Box 38                                                                                           August 24, 2014                                                        25072 – 285th Avenue

 

Lastrup, MN  56344                                                                                                                                                         Pierz, MN  56364

 

                                                                                                                                      HOLY CROSS CHURCH WEBSITE – hardingchurch.org

 

                                                               FATHER DAVID MACIEJ, PASTOR  (320-468-2111)

 

MASSES FOR THIS WEEK:

 

Tuesday                 August 26th                            7:00 pm                                 Saint John Nepomuk          Living & Deceased Family Members

 

                                                                                                                                                                                   of Thomas and Emma Rudolph

 

Wednesday           August 27th                            8:00 am                                 Holy Cross                                             +Christine Kowalzek

 

Thursday                August 28th                            8:00 am                                 Holy Cross                                                Rosary Sodality

 

Saturday                August 30th                            4:00 pm                                 Holy Cross                                             +Al Kuebelbeck

 

Saturday                August 30th                            8:00 pm                                 Saint John Nepomuk                            +Viola Nesser

 

Sunday                   August 31st                            8:00 am                                 Saint John Nepomuk                               For the Parishes

 

Sunday                   August 31st                          10:00 am                                 Holy Cross                                +Eddie, Helen and Jamie Pulak

 

                *Divine Mercy Eucharistic Adoration: 7:00-8:00 pm; Adoration on Thursday, September 4th – Mass: 8:00 pm Holy Cross

 

                *Monthly Time Adoration: 4:30-10:30 pm on Tuesday, September 16th – Mass: 7:00 pm Saint John Nepomuk

 

                *Rosary and Divine Mercy Prayer – 25 minutes before every Mass at both Parishes

 

                *Prayer Service: 8:00-9:30 pm every Wednesday evening at Holy Cross Church in the Divine Mercy Adoration Room

 

                *Confessions: Saturday, 7:15 pm at Saint John Nepomuk Church and Sunday, 8:00 am at Holy Cross Church

 

HOLY CROSS CHURCH:

 

Ushers:                  Saturday                                August 30th                            4:00 pm                                 LeRoy Knopik and Willie Rudolph

 

                                Sunday                                   August 31st                          10:00 am                                 Andy, Jason and LeRoy Woitalla

 

Servers:                 Saturday                                August 30th                            4:00 pm                                 Vince Rudolph and Ivy Dembouski

 

                                Sunday                                   August 31st                          10:00 am                                 Macy and Katie Hoffman

 

Lectors:                 Saturday                                August 30th                            4:00 pm                                 Janet Hanneken

 

                                Sunday                                   August 31st                          10:00 am                                 Tim Schubert

 

Rosary:                   Saturday                                August 30th                            4:00 pm                                 Lois Woitalla

 

                                Sunday                                   August 31st                          10:00 am                                 Butch Maleski

 

E. Ministers:          Saturday                                August 30th                            4:00 pm                                 Leonard Thesing

 

                                Sunday                                   August 31st                          10:00 am                                 Lynn Dombovy and Duane Sobiech

 

 

 

SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK CHURCH:

 

Ushers:                  Saturday                                August 30th                            8:00 pm                                 Kurt Becker and Glenn Boser

 

                                Sunday                                   August 31st                            8:00 am                                 Donny Schommer and Todd Meyer

 

Servers:                 Saturday                                August 30th                            8:00 pm                                 Natalie Nash

 

                                Sunday                                   August 31st                            8:00 am                                 Katelyn Waytashek & Jared Becker

 

Lectors:                 Saturday                                August 30th                            8:00 pm                                 Gloria Stumpf

 

                                Sunday                                   August 31st                            8:00 am                                 Mary Ann Schomer

 

E. Ministers:          Saturday                                August 30th                            8:00 pm                                 Ginny Seelen

 

                                Sunday                                   August 31st                            8:00 am                                 Karen Schommer

 

 

 

SHEPHERD’S VOICE:

 

The question that Jesus puts to His disciples today—“Who do you say that I am?”—is a question for everyone.  Anyone who even hears about Jesus Christ will need to make a decision about Him, even if it is simply passing Him off as a non-significant figure in human history.  We who know Him as Lord and Savior continue to pray that all people who look at Him and ask themselves the question: “Who do I say that He is?” If they ask this question with an open heart, and especially with prayer, they will eventually realize who He truly is.  And this realization will make all the difference in how they live, and how they look at life after death.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                Father David

 

MASS SCHEDULE NEXT WEEKENDWith our parish bazaar at Holy Cross next Sunday, please note the changed Mass schedule for August 30-31.  On Saturday, Holy Cross will have a 4:00 pm Mass and Saint John’s will have their usual 8:00 pm Mass.  On Sunday, Saint John’s will have an 8:00 am Mass and Holy Cross will have Mass at 10:00 am.

 

 

 

MARRIAGE BANNS IScott Hanneken and Ashley Stich (Holy Cross).

 

 

 

PRACTICE FOR CHILDREN’S MASS MINISTRYOn Friday, September 5 at 7:00 pm, children and youth of Saint John’s are again invited to come to a practice for the 10:45 am Mass on September 7.  It’s wonderful to have our young people involved!  Join us as they help lead our worship with the Introduction, Readings, Petitions and being Gift Bearers.

 

 

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS THIS WEEKToday: Isaiah 22:19-23; Romans 11:33-36; Matthew 16:13-20.  Next Sunday: Jeremiah 20:7-9; Romans 12:1-2; Matthew 16:21-27.

 

 

 

VETERAN’S MEMORIAL FUNDRAISERThe Pierz American Legion Post 341 is hosting a free-will donation, Sloppy Joe Dinner with all the fixings at the Pierz Ballroom on Saturday, September 6th from 5:00 to 8:00 pm as a Veteran’s Memorial Fundraiser.  This Veteran’s Memorial will be located at Billig Park, and will be dedicated to all those who have served our great country—past, present and future.  Any donations toward this can be brought to Farmers and Merchants Bank in Pierz.

 

 

 

PRO-LIFE PRESENTATION IN LITTLE FALLSMinnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) will be offering a brief Pro-Life presentation on Thursday, October 9th, 7:00 pm at the Great River Regional Library, 108 NE 3rd St., Little Falls.  You can learn about helping pregnant women in need, Minnesota abortion statistics, how Pro-Life laws are saving lives and more.  Come and discover how you can make a difference in protecting innocent human life!  The gathering is free, with refreshments provided.  For more info, visit www.mccl.org.

 

 

 

TRAIL RIDE FOR CATHOLIC CHARITIESA Lake Wobegon Trail Ride will take place on Saturday, September 13, beginning at Saint Joseph’s and ending in Sauk Centre.  This is a family fun event to benefit the Saint Cloud Children’s Home and local faith communities.  For more info, call (763)571-9661, or (320)650-1641.

 

 

 

HOLY CROSS PARISH NEWS:

 

STEWARDSHIP for Sunday, August 17th – Adults, $815.00 (51 envelopes); Youth/Children, $8.00 (11 envelopes); Adults Loose, $222.00; Children Loose, $30.00; Holy Day – Assumption: Adults, $201.00 (25 envelopes); Adults Loose, $12.75; Children Loose, $13.00; Votive, $32.00; Building Fund, $100.00 (1 envelope).  Thanks to all our generous Parishioners, Families and Visitors!

 

 

 

BAZAAR REMINDERS – All available women (men welcome too) to clean the kitchen on Wednesday, August 27th at 9:00 am.  All available men and older boys to set up stands on Friday, August 29th at 9:00 am.  The Church sacristy is now the Church office so please bring the Drawing tickets, Parish Fancy Stand items and Country Store items (5) to the sacristy Friday, August 29th from 1:00-3:00 pm, Saturday, August 30th from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm and all day Sunday.  All unsold tickets must be returned.  Thank You!

 

 

 

BAZAAR NOTE – Anyone that has Refrigerator Pickles or Dill Pickles, please bring to the Hamburger Stand before noon, it will be very much appreciated by the Hamburger Fryers!  A hamburger always needs a pickle or two to make it the perfect hamburger.  Thanks!!

 

 

 

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS for Holy Cross Church Bazaar – Anyone donating Silent Auction items, please bring them to the Church this Week of August 24th and leave in the Sacristy with your name on it or you may drop it off at Renee’ Litke or Jill Litke’s place.  Thanks!

 

 

 

DRAWING TICKETS for Holy Cross Bazaar – you can drop off and/or pickup more Drawing Tickets at Woitalla Repair Service and we will also have them before and after Mass on this Sunday, August 24th.  Last Sunday to get your tickets, drop off or pickup more!

 

 

 

BAPTISM – NEW LIFE IN CHRIST:  We welcome to our Family of God, Kiptin Thomas Skwira, son of Ryan and Danielle Skwira who will be baptized on Sunday (today), August 24th after the 8:45 am Mass at Holy Cross Church in Harding.  Congratulations and Welcome to our Community of Faith.  God Bless Kiptin Thomas, Ryan and Danielle.  Congratulations to Grandpa & Grandma’s!

 

 

 

CHURCH CLEANERS – Tina Brill, Amanda Woitalla (Andy), Kelly Brill, Jeanna Brill, Stephanie Brill and Jodi Dambowy.  Thanks Ladies!

 

 

 

SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK PARISH NEWS:

 

STEWARDSHIP for Sunday, August 17th – Adults, $1,921.00; Youth, $35.95; Loose, $325.00; Assumption, $112.00.  Thanks for Giving!

 

 

 

CHRISTIAN MOTHERS/WOMEN MEETING on Tuesday, August 26th after the 7:00 pm Mass in the Parish Rectory.  Will talk about upcoming events, plus the DCCW Convention at Clear Lake on Saturday, September 20th, for more details please see the flyer in the entry of the church, also read the DCCW Newsletter for more information.

 

 

 

BAR BINGO two locations in Lastrup.  Sunday evenings, 6:00 pm at Herold’s Bar and Grill.  Jackpot is $600.00 for 57 numbers and $400.00 for 54 numbers.  Wednesday evenings, 6:00 pm at Tiny’s Tavern.  Jackpot is $600.00 for 51 numbers and $400.00 for 47 numbers by Saint John’s Gaming. #02115.  Don’t forget to go and play Bingo on Sunday or Wednesday evening or maybe both nights.

 

 

 

NEWS FOR BOTH PARISHES – HOLY CROSS AND SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK:

 

Please keep in your prayers the following – Mary Ann Dahmen, Marie Dombovy, Darnell Froelich, Cora Gross, Astella Kurtz, Michelle Litke (Pierz), Joe Malinowski (Buckman), Michele Murphy (Colorado), Judy Riese (Cities), Bethany Schubert, Virginia Stegora, Jake Thomsen, Martha Woitalla, Sr. and Donna Young.  Prayer List for Lastrup is 468-6395 and for Harding is 277-3832.  Jesus, Help Us!

 

 

 

OPEN INVITATION TO EVERYONE – HOLY CROSS CHURCH BAZAAR: Sunday, August 31st, serving Chicken & Ham with our famous homemade Polish Coffee Cakes and Pies.  Adults, $9.00; Children under 12, $3.00; 5 and under Free.  Entertainment for the children, Fancy Work, Bingo and Refreshments.  Music by Dale Dahmen & the Polka Beats and Virg & the Eldorados.  Polka Mass at 10:00 am.  Drawing at 7:00 pm.  Handicapped Parking in front of Church and Dinner Handicapped Accessible. Please see Flyer in back of Church.

 

 

 

PATRIOTIC DAY OF PRAYER Thursday, September 11th at 12:45 pm at Saint Joseph’s Church in Pierz , we’ll be praying the Patriotic Rosary for our nation: for leaders of all branches of government, for the state government officials down to local city and township leaders, for all the military, for the people of all 50 states, and for the farmers and for business owners.  The members of the Christian mothers from Saint Michael’s in Buckman and Saint Joseph’s in Pierz, the American Legion and Auxiliary, the Knights of Columbus, Holy Trinity Grade School and Hearts of Faith Group will be leading the rosary.  Only through Prayer our Blessed Mother is telling us: will peace be achieved in the world; so come and pray with us for the future of our country.  This event is sponsored by the Hearts of Faith Group of Saint Joseph’s Parish.

 

 

 

STEAK AND WINE DINNER AND AUCTION – Holy Trinity is planning for the 2nd Annual Steak and Wine Dinner with a live Auction to follow on Saturday, October 11th at the Brickyard Bar.  At this time we are looking for donations or Auction items.  Questions, please feel free to call Becky Dehler at 468-6654 or Brenda Prokott at 468-0202.  More information will follow in a couple of weeks. Thanks!

 

 

 

HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL:                           BELIEVE, GROW, ACHIEVE

 

Holy Trinity Calendar Winners: 8-18 Russ Kaun; 8-19 Jan Noel; 8-20 Matthew Janson c/o Roger Janson; 8-21 Delores Herold; 8-22 Scott Poser; 8-23 Jerome Kahl ($35.00 winners); 8-24 Brenda Isder ($75.00 winner).  Congratulations to all our Winners!

 

 

 

**OPEN HOUSE/FAMILY PICNIC will be on Tuesday, August 26th from 5:00-7:00 pm.

 

**GRANTS – We received four (4) grants to support curriculum: Diocesan Foundation $1,600; Morrison County Area Foundation $1,000 and MN Independent School Forum $1,500 was granted to support the STEM Robotics 4th grade curriculum.  We are looking for a donation of $2,000 to purchase the laptops to use with the curriculum.  Laura Jane Musser Foundation granted $2,500 to support an artist in residence for the students.

 

**HOT LUNCH PROGRAM is looking for volunteers to assist with serving lunch on Wednesday and Friday each week from 11:15 am to 12:45 pm.  Please contact Linda at 468-6971 or school office at 468-6446.  Thank You!

 

 

 

FROM GRACE’S CORNER:                             EMAIL: [email protected]                   PHONE NUMBER: 277-3832

 

Thought for the Week – None of us has a “corner” on knowing Jesus.  In fact, each of us has a unique relationship with Him.  That means that we have much to learn from each other – not only those who have walked with the Lord for a long time, but also those for whom the good news is brand new.  So let’s be open to each other!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 14, 2014

 

SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK CHURCH                     TWENTIETH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                     HOLY CROSS CHURCH

 

Box 38                                                                                                   August 17, 2014                                               25072 – 285th Avenue

 

Lastrup, MN  56344                                                                                                                                                         Pierz, MN  56364

 

                                                                                                                                      HOLY CROSS CHURCH WEBSITE – hardingchurch.org

 

                  FATHER DAVID MACIEJ, PASTOR  (320-468-2111)

 

MASSES FOR THIS WEEK:

 

Tuesday                 August 19th                            7:00 pm                                 Saint John Nepomuk                            +Joan Kroneberg

 

Wednesday           August 20th                            8:00 am                                 Holy Cross                                             +Dan Knopik

 

Thursday                August 21st                            8:00 am                                 Holy Cross                                             +Max Rudolph

 

Saturday                August 23rd                            8:00 pm                                 Saint John Nepomuk                            +Ronny Smude

 

Sunday                   August 24th                            8:45 am                                 Holy Cross                                             +Ray Matlock

 

Sunday                   August 24th                          10:45 am                                 Saint John Nepomuk                               For the Parishes

 

                *Divine Mercy Eucharistic Adoration: 7:00-8:00 pm Adoration the 1st Thursday of each Month – Mass: 8:00 pm Holy Cross

 

                *Monthly Time Adoration: 4:30 – 10:30 pm starting Tuesday, August 19th – Mass: 7:00 pm Saint John Nepomuk

 

                *Rosary and Divine Mercy Prayer – 25 minutes before every Mass at both Parishes

 

                *Prayer Service: 8:00-9:30 pm every Wednesday evening at Holy Cross Church in the Divine Mercy Adoration Room

 

                *Confessions: Saturday, 7:15 pm at Saint John Nepomuk Church and Sunday, 8:00 am at Holy Cross Church

 

HOLY CROSS CHURCH:

 

Ushers:                  Sunday                                   August 24th                            8:45 am                                 Allen Woitalla & Kevin Dembouski

 

Servers:                 Sunday                                   August 24th                            8:45 am                                 Marybeth and Laura Tautges

 

Lector:                   Sunday                                   August 24th                            8:45 am                                 Doug Knopik

 

Rosary:                   Sunday                                   August 24th                            8:45 am                                 Gloria Woitalla

 

E. Ministers:          Sunday                                   August 24th                            8:45 am                                 Eleanore Skochenski

 

 

 

SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK CHURCH:

 

Ushers:                  Saturday                                August 23rd                            8:00 pm                                 Gary Diederich and Alan Welle

 

                                Sunday                                   August 24th                          10:45 am                                 Todd Meyer & Volunteer – Thanks!

 

Servers:                 Saturday                                August 23rd                            8:00 pm                                 Jaron Gross and Jack Smude

 

                                Sunday                                   August 24th                          10:45 am                                 Volunteers, Please – Thanks!

 

Lectors:                 Saturday                                August 23rd                            8:00 pm                                 Gloria Stumpf

 

                                Sunday                                   August 24th                          10:45 am                                 Bonnie Boser

 

E. Ministers:          Saturday                                August 23rd                            8:00 pm                                 Barb Specker

 

                                Sunday                                   August 24th                          10:45 am                                 Rob Schmidtz

 

 

 

SHEPHERD’S VOICE:

 

At times, Jesus’ words and even His actions can be very difficult to understand.  Today’s Gospel encounter between Him and the woman is certainly one of those times.  The Lord seems to put her off, to not have the desire to heal her troubled daughter.  And His words, at least at the beginning, do not seem inviting or compassionate.  We may never know exactly why Jesus initially responded this way.  But the fact is that He did heal the woman’s daughter, and also commended her for her great faith.  Perhaps this can be a source of comfort and assurance for us the next time we face a situation in which God seems to be silent, or does not seem to be concerned with our needs.  Trusting Him at times requires a great patience and a tenacious faith.                     Father David

 

 

 

ADORATION AT SAINT JOHN’STuesday marks the first day of what we hope will be a monthly time of Adoration at Saint John’s Parish.  The Blessed Sacrament will be upon the altar from 4:30 – 6:30 pm, and again from 7:30 (after Mass) until 10:30 pm.  Adoration is a wonderful way to draw close to the Lord, and to come to know what He wants us to realize in our hearts.  Join us at any time during these hours.  And a special thanks to those who have signed up to take an hour for this effort!

 

 

 

HOLY TRINITY SCHOOL – STRATEGIC PLANNING MEETINGWednesday evening, August 20th from 7:00-8:30 pm in the school gym.  This meeting is open to anyone who wishes to attend.

 

 

 

MASS SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEKEND OF HOLY CROSS CHURCH BAZAARSaturday, August 30th will be 4:00 pm at Holy Cross and 8:00 pm at Saint John’s.  Sunday will be 8:00 am at Saint John’s and 10:00 am at Holy Cross; Please note the change of Masses, especially on Sunday, August 31st.

 

 

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS THIS WEEK Today: Isaiah 56:1,6-7; Romans 11:13-15,29-32; Matthew 15:21-28.  Next Sunday: Isaiah 22:19-23; Romans 11:33-36; Matthew 16:13-20.

 

 

 

RURAL LIFE CELEBRATION TODAY FOR THE DIOCESEThe 2014 Rural Life Celebration, sponsored by Catholic Charities, the Saint Cloud Diocese and the Catholic Foundation, will be held today at the Mark and Brenda Winkelman Farm, 13282 – 70th Street, Milaca.  The day includes an outdoor Mass with Bishop Kettler at 11:00 am, followed by guest speaker, Ellyn Holliday-Kaufmann from the Central Minnesota Sustainability Project.  The day then concludes with a picnic lunch at 12:30 pm, and entertainment featuring a bluegrass band.

 

 

 

DEACON INFORMATION NIGHTIf you are a man, aged 31-55, and sense that God may be calling you to look at becoming a Permanent Deacon in our diocese, please note the following Information Nights that will help you in your discernment: Monday, August 25th at Saint Paul’s Parish in Saint Cloud; Tuesday, August 26th at the Diocesan Pastoral Center in Saint Cloud; Wednesday, August 27th at Saint Mary’s Church in Becker; and Thursday, August 28th at the Pastoral Center in Saint Cloud.  If you would like to attend one of these, call Deacon Mark Barder at (320)251-2340.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOLY CROSS PARISH NEWS:

 

STEWARDSHIP for Sunday, August 10th – Adults, $1,368.00 (62 envelopes); Youth/Children, $8.00 (11 envelopes); Adults Loose, $239.00; Children Loose, $15.82; Church Use Fee – Wedding, $100.00; Stole Fee, $100.00; Building Fund, $650.00 (6 envelopes). Thanks to all our Parishioners, Children, Family and Visitors for your wonderful generosity of Gift Giving to Holy Cross Church-Thanks!

 

 

 

DRAWING TICKETS for Holy Cross Church Bazaar – You can drop off and/or pickup more Drawing Tickets at Woitalla Repair Service and we will also have them before and after Mass on the Sunday’s of August 17th (today) and August 24th.

 

 

 

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS for Holy Cross Church Bazaar – Anyone donating Silent Auction Items, please bring them to the Church the Week of August 24th and leave in the Sacristy with your name on it or you may drop it off at Renee’ Litke or Jill Litke’s place. Thanks!

 

 

 

CHURCH CLEANERS – Delores Young, Bernice Woitalla, Cindy Young, Wendy Young, Nicole Young, Denise Young, Mary Lou Young and Sherri Ziemkowski. Thank you ladies for the super great job you do with cleaning the Lord’s House – Very much appreciated!

 

 

 

SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK PARISH NEWS:

 

STEWARDSHIP for Sunday, August 10th – Adults, $806.00; Youth, $11.55; Loose, $258.00.  Thanks go out to all Parishioners, Family and Visitors who all give so generously to Our Lord, also to the Youth who give each and every weekend.  God Bless You!!

 

 

 

BAPTISM – NEW LIFE IN CHRIST:  We welcome to our Family of God, Alex Daniel Bearce, son of Bryan and Karla Bearce who will be baptized on Sunday (today), August 17th after the 10:45 am Mass at Saint John’s Church in Lastrup.  Congratulations and Welcome to our Community of Faith.  God bless Alex Daniel, Bryan and Karla!  Congratulations, Grandpa Dale and Grandma Dixie!

 

 

 

CHRISTIAN MOTHERS/WOMEN MEETING on Tuesday, August 26th after the 7:00 pm Mass in the Parish Rectory. Will talk about  upcoming events, plus the DCCW Convention at Clear Lake on Saturday, September 20th, for more details please see the flyer in the entry of the church, also read the DCCW Newsletter for more information.

 

 

 

REMINDER…CATHOLIC UNITED FINANCIAL MEMBERS OF SAINT JOSEPH AND SAINT MARY’S COUNCIL are invited to attend the upcoming Lunch/Meeting beginning with Mass at Saint John’s, Lastrup at 10:45 am on Sunday, August 17th (today).  Immediately following Mass will be lunch with meeting to follow in the Lastrup Parish Center.  We will be presenting the Community Service Award and recognizing 50-year members.

 

 

 

BAR BINGO at two locations in Lastrup.  Sunday evenings, 6:00 pm at Herold’s Bar and Grill.  Jackpot is $600.00 for 56 numbers and $400.00 for 53 numbers.  Wednesday evenings, 6:00 pm at Tiny’s Tavern.  Jackpot is $600.00 for 50 numbers and $400.00 for 61 numbers by Saint John’s Gaming #02115.  Maybe you’re bored at home and wondering what to do – I know, go and play BINGO!

 

 

 

NEWS FOR BOTH PARISHES – HOLY CROSS AND SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK:

 

Please keep in your prayers the following – Mary Ann Dahmen, Marie Dombovy, Darnell Froelich, Cora Gross, Astella Kurtz, Michelle Litke (Pierz), Joe Malinowski (Buckman), Michele Murphy (Colorado), Judy Riese (Cities), Bethany Schubert, Virginia Stegora, Jake Thomsen, Martha Woitalla, Sr. and Donna Young.  Prayer List for Lastrup is 468-6395 and for Harding is 277-3832.  Jesus, Pray for Us!

 

 

 

OPEN INVITATION TO EVERYONE – HOLY CROSS CHURCH BAZAAR: Sunday, August 31st, serving Chicken & Ham with our famous Homemade Polish Coffee Cakes and Pies.  Adults, $9.00 and Children under 12, $3.00 and Five and under FREE.  Entertainment for the children; Fancy Work; Bingo and Refreshments.  Music by Dale Dahmen & the Polka Beats and Virg and the Eldorados.  Polka Mass at 10:00 am.  Drawing at 7:00 pm.  Handicapped Parking in front of Church and Dinner Handicapped Accessible. Please see Flyer.

 

 

 

REMINDER…RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE – The Richardson Lakes Area Lions will be sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, August 20th from 1:00 thru 7:00 pm.  This will be held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church located at 36055 – 213 Street (Hwy 27), Hillman.  Please call (320-468-6125) for appointments or more information.  Thank you!

 

 

 

HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL:                           BELIEVE, GROW, ACHIEVE

 

Holy Trinity Calendar Winners: 8-11 Dennis & Linda Welle; 8-12 Joyce Loscheider; 8-13 Kroll Brothers c/o Duane Kroll; 8-14 Derek Hoffman; 8-15 Renee Nieman; 8-16 Mary Ann Fischer ($35.00 winners); 8-17 Jean Flicker ($75.00 winner).  Congratulations!!

 

 

 

FROM GRACE’S CORNER:                             EMAIL: [email protected]                            PHONE NUMBER: 277-3832

 

A PRAYER FOR SUMMER……Dear God, creator of all, thank you for summer!  Thank you for the warmth of the sun and the increased daylight.  Thank you for the beauty we see all around us and for the opportunity to be outside and enjoy Your creation.  Thank you for the increased time we have to be with friends and family, and for the more casual pace of the summer season.  Draw us closer to You this summer.  Teach us how we can pray no matter where we are or what we are doing.  Warm our souls with the awareness of Your presence and light our path with Your Word and counsel.  As we enjoy Your creation, create in us a pure heart and a hunger and a thirst for You.     Amen.

 

 

 

BEST MEDICATION FOR THE DAY – Every morning, take a full glass of Gratitude.  When getting to work, take one spoon of Peace.  Every hour, take one pill of Patience, one cup of Brotherhood and one glass of Humility.  When getting home, take one dose of Love.  When getting to bed, take two caplets of Clear Conscience!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 10, 2014

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SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK CHURCH                    NINETEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                    HOLY CROSS CHURCH

 

Box 38                                                                                                     August 10, 2014                                              25072 – 285th Avenue

 

Lastrup, MN  56344                                                                                                                                                         Pierz, MN  56364

 

                                                                                                                                      HOLY CROSS CHURCH WEBSITE – hardingchurch.org

 

                 FATHER DAVID MACIEJ, PASTOR  (320-468-2111)

 

MASSES FOR THIS WEEK:

 

Tuesday                 August 12th                            7:00 pm                                 Saint John Nepomuk                            +Father Richard Wey

 

Wednesday           August 13th                            8:00 am                                 Holy Cross                Special Intention by Gary & Shari Schubert

 

Thursday                August 14th                            8:00 pm                                 Holy Cross`                                            +Eleanor Tretter

 

Friday                     August 15th                            8:00 am                            Holy Cross     +Memorial Mass for Dec. Rosary Sodality Members

 

Friday                     August 15th                            8:00 pm                                 Saint John Nepomuk                            +Kenny Schomer

 

Saturday                August 16th                            8:00 pm                                 Saint John Nepomuk                               For the Parishes

 

Sunday                   August 16th                            8:45 am                                 Holy Cross                                             +Alice Weiss

 

Sunday                   August 16th                          10:45 am                                 Saint John Nepomuk                            +Don, Betty & Cara Gross

 

                *Divine Mercy Eucharistic Adoration: 7:00-8:00 pm Adoration the 1st Thursday of each Month – Mass: 8:00 pm Holy Cross

 

                *Rosary and Divine Mercy Prayer – 25 minutes before every Mass at both Parishes

 

                *Prayer Service: 8:00-9:30 pm every Wednesday evening at Holy Cross Church in the Divine Mercy Adoration Room

 

                *Confessions: Saturday, 7:15 pm at Saint John Nepomuk Church and Sunday, 8:00 am at Holy Cross Church

 

HOLY CROSS CHURCH:

 

Ushers:                  Thursday (Eve of Assumption)           August 14th            8:00 pm                                 Willie Rudolph & LeRoy Knopik       

 

                                Thursday (Assumption)                       August 15th            8:00 am                                 Volunteer, Please - Thanks

 

                                Sunday                                                   August 17th            8:45 am                                 Gary Matlock and Dave Schubert

 

Servers:                 Thursday (Eve of Assumption)           August 14th            8:00 pm                                 Ethan and Alyssa Thesing

 

                                Sunday                                                   August 17th            8:45 am                                 Tim Przybilla

 

Lectors:                 Thursday (Eve of Assumption)           August 14th            8:00 pm                                 Dave Skwira

 

                                Thursday (Assumption)                       August 15th            8:00 am                                 Grace Dembouski

 

                                Sunday                                                   August 17th            8:45 am                                 Lynn Donek-Dukowitz

 

Rosary:                   Thursday (Eve of Assumption)           August 14th            8:00 pm                                 Lois Woitalla

 

                                Friday (Assumption)                            August 15th            8:00 am                                 Lois Woitalla

 

                                Sunday                                                   August 17th            8:45 am                                 Phyllis Schmidtbauer

 

E. Ministers:          Thursday (Eve of Assumption)           August 14th            8:00 pm                                 Gary Matlock and Debbie Hoheisel

 

                                Friday (Assumption)                            August 15th            8:00 am                                 Phyllis Schmidtbauer

 

                                Sunday                                                   August 17th            8:45 am                          Phyllis Schmidtbauer and Gary Matlock

 

 

 

SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK CHURCH:

 

Ushers:                  Friday (Assumption)                            August 15th            8:00 pm                                 Robert Schmidtz & Dale Schmidtz

 

                                Saturday                                                August 16th            8:00 pm                                 Gary Diederich and Alan Welle

 

                                Sunday                                                   August 17th         10:45 am                                  Robert Schmidtz & Dale Schmidtz

 

Servers:                 Friday (Assumption)                            August 15th            8:00 pm                                 Paige and Piper Laney

 

                                Saturday                                                August 16th            8:00 pm                                 Natalie and Jared Thomsen

 

                                Sunday                                                   August 17th         10:45 am                                  Brandon and Austin Dickmann

 

Lectors:                 Friday (Assumption)                            August 15th            8:00 pm                                 Ruth Virnig Family

 

                                Saturday                                                August 16th            8:00 pm                                 Bridget Britz

 

                                Sunday                                                   August 17th         10:45 am                                  Bonnie Boser

 

E. Ministers:          Friday (Assumption)                            August 15th            8:00 pm                                 Evelyn Dahmen

 

                                Saturday                                                August 16th            8:00 pm                                 Dale Beierman

 

                                Sunday                                                   August 17th         10:45 am                                  Art Stumpf

 

 

 

SHEPHERD’S VOICE:

 

People often ask: how does God speak to us?  We don’t hear Him audibly, as we do another person.  Yet our faith tells us that, in some way, God does speak to His people.  One of the ways is found in today’s first reading where Elijah is searching and waiting for God’s voice.  The Lord spoke to Him, not in the wind or the earthquake or the fire, but in a “tiny whispering sound.”  This tells us that we need to listen with the inner ear of our heart, the inner sense of our mind.  God does indeed speak to us.  But unless we can withdraw at times from the often-loud and constant amount of noise around us, we may never hear that quiet, still voice that lives deep within our being.                           Father David

 

 

 

ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARYFriday, August 15th, is the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a Holy Day of Obligation for Catholics.  Mass times will be on Thursday at 8:00 pm in Holy Cross, Friday morning at 8:00 in Holy Cross, and Friday evening at 8:00 in Saint John’s.  At Saint John’s there will also be a Rosary Procession, beginning at 7:00 pm, with decades being prayed at various stops in the church and on the parish grounds.  Do join us as we honor Mary’s Assumption, and as we praise God for what He has done through her for our salvation.

 

 

 

ADORATION……….A WONDERFUL WAY TO PRAYBoth of our parishes will now have a monthly time of Adoration, as Saint John’s will begin this on Tuesday, August 19th, from 4:30-10:30 pm.  Holy Cross has an evening time of Adoration, usually the 1st Thursday of the month, plus a Wednesday evening prayer group in the Adoration chapel.  There is a sign-up sheet at Saint John’s with some hours still looking for someone’s name.  Think about joining us for an hour that day as we honor the Lord, visibly present in His Holy Sacrament of the Altar.

 

 

 

NEW CUSTODIAN AT SAINT JOHN’SRuth Monson is now the new custodian at Saint John’s, also filling the position of contact person for use of the parish center.  Ruth’s phone number is 232-0300.  Welcome, Ruth!

 

 

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS THIS WEEKToday: 1 Kings 19:9a,11-13a; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:22-33.  August 15th: Revelation 11:191, 12:1-61,10ab; 1 Corinthians 15:20-27; Luke 1:39-56.  Next Sunday: Isaiah 56:1,6-7; Romans 11:13-15, 29-32; Matthew 15:21-28.

 

 

 

MISSIONARY COOPERATION PLANSpecial thanks to the parishes of Saint John’s and Holy Cross from the Saint Cloud Mission Office for your generosity toward the Missionary Cooperation Plan.  Your sacrifice will help missionaries and people around the world to learn about Christ and to have their temporal needs met as well.  God Bless You for what you have given!

 

 

 

RURAL LIFE CELEBRATION……….EVERYONE INVITED! – This year’s Rural Life Celebration, sponsored by Catholic Charities and the Catholic Foundation, will take place on Sunday, August 17 at the Mark and Brenda Winkelman Farm, 13282 – 70th Street, Milaca.  The day features an outdoor Mass at 11:00 am with Bishop Donald Kettler, special guest speaker, Ellyn Holliday-Kaufmann from the Central MN Sustainability Project, picnic lunch at 12:30 pm, and musical entertainment.  All are invited to come!

 

 

 

CATHOLIC ANSWERS CONFERENCEA Friday and Saturday event that gives solid teaching on our Catholic faith will take place at Minnewaska High School in Glenwood on August 15 and 16.  Various speakers will look at proofs for God’s existence, how Catholics read the Bible, faith and reason, evangelization and more.  This conference is free and open to the public, with lunch provided.  Times are 6-9 pm on the 15th, and 9 am to 6 pm on the 16th.

 

 

 

HOLY CROSS PARISH NEWS:

 

STEWARDSHIP for Sunday, August 3rd – Adults, $1,264.00 (56 envelopes); Youth/Children, $8.00 (11 envelopes); Adults Loose, $169.75; Children Loose, $30.00; Building Fund, $51.00 (6 envelopes); Birthline, $401.00.  Thanks for your Generosity of Giving!

 

 

 

DRAWING TICKETS – You can drop off and/or pickup more Drawing Tickets at Woitalla Repair Service and we will also have them before and after Mass on the Sunday’s of August 10th, 17th and 24th.

 

 

 

SENTENCE TO SERVE CREW – Yes, they will again be doing the church basement, like scrubbing the floor and all the other jobs that go with the cleaning.  Whoever can come and help with the cleaning is sure welcome and will be much appreciated by the ones in charge.  Thanks go out to Tim Brummer and his Sentence to Serve Crew and Kari Dembouski for helping and setting this up with Tim (Friday, August 15th was the only day available for Tim and the Crew to come). This will take place on Friday, August 15th at 9:00 am.  Thank You!  If possible, the church group that cleans that week-end maybe could also come and clean the church upstairs.  Thanks!

 

 

 

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS – Anyone wishing to donate Silent Auction Items for our church bazaar, which will be Sunday, August 31st, please contact Renee’ Litke at 468-6200. 

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Gregg and Nicole (Maleski) Matlock who were married Saturday, August 9th at Holy Cross Church!

 

 

 

CHURCH CLEANERS – Debbie (Allen) Woitalla, Amanda Woitalla, Autumn Woitalla, Lori Woitalla, Sara Carmona, Marie Woitalla, Roxanne Woitalla and Rose Woitalla.  Thanks ladies for coming to clean, clean whenever it’s fitting for you – I know you have a job!

 

 

 

SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK PARISH NEWS:

 

STEWARDSHIP for Sunday, August 3rd – Adults, $1,199.00; Youth, $27.15; Loose, $150.00.  Thanks for your Generosity of Giving!

 

 

 

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING UPDATE: Parish Council members met last Tuesday, August 5th.  Items discussed included hiring Ruth Monson to fill the janitor position for the church and parish center; projects of replacing cemetery ribbons and repairing steeple roof are moving forward; reviewed the Parish Annual Report – a summary report will be attached to the bulletin next week and set the date for the next meeting to be September 9th after the 7:00 pm mass.

 

 

 

CATHOLIC UNITED FINANCIAL MEMBERS OF SAINT JOSEPH AND SAINT MARY’S COUNCIL are invited to attend the upcoming Lunch/Meeting beginning with mass at Saint John’s, Lastrup at 10:45 am on Sunday, August 17.  Immediately following mass will be lunch with meeting to follow in the Lastrup Parish Center.  We will be presenting the Community Service Award and recognizing 50-year members.  Make reservations by calling Joyce at 468-6125 or Gloria at 468-6567.

 

 

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED – Due to Oktoberfest in Pierz, we are in need of an Usher and Mass Servers for Sunday, August 24th and if interested, please call Father David at 468-2111.

 

 

 

BAR BINGO at two locations in Lastrup.  Sunday evenings, 6:00 pm at Herold’s Bar and Grill.  Jackpot is $600.00 for 55 numbers and $400.00 for 52 numbers.  Wednesday evenings, 6:00 pm at Tiny’s Tavern.  Jackpot is $600.00 for 49 numbers and $400.00 for 60 numbers by Saint John’s Gaming #02115.  During this hot weather, why not go and play Bingo and maybe even be lucky playing!

 

 

 

NEWS FOR BOTH PARISHES – HOLY CROSS AND SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK:

 

Please keep in your prayers the following – Mary Ann Dahmen, Marie Dombovy, Darnell Froelich, Cora Gross, Astella Kurtz, Michelle Litke (Pierz), Joe Malinowski (Buckman), Michele Murphy (Colorado), Judy Riese (Cities), Bethany Schubert, Virginia Stegora, Jake Thomsen, Martha Woitalla, Sr. and Donna Young.  Prayer List for Lastrup is 468-6395 and for Harding is 277-3832.  Jesus, Pray for Us!

 

 

 

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE – The Richardson Lakes Area Lions will be sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday, August 20th from 1:00 pm thru 7:00 pm.  This will be held at the Immanuel Lutheran Church located at 36055 – 213 Street (Hwy 27), Hillman.  Please call (320-468-6125) for appointments or more information.  Thank you!

 

 

 

HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL:                           BELIEVE, GROW, ACHIEVE

 

Holy Trinity Calendar Winners: 8-4 Tiffany Dingmann; 8-5 Luke Kasella; 8-6 Angie Cronquist; 8-7 Holly Brisk; 8-8 Lydia Hoheisel; 8-9 Kelsey Fuhrman ($35.00 winners); 8-10 Heidi Kasella ($75.00 winner).      Congratulations to all our Winners!

 

***Mark your calendars to attend the presentation of the school’s strategic plan outline.  Community members have attended several sessions to give input for the plan.  The steering committee has met several times to put together the information.  At this meeting the community will have a chance to give feedback on the plan.  The meeting is 7:00-8:30 pm on Wednesday, August 20th in the school gym.

 

***Holy Trinity Catholic School provides faith-based, quality education for children PK – 6th grade.  Registration is open!  Please contact the school office 468-6446 for more information.

 

***HT Kids Place, before and after school child care program, is taking fall registrations.  Call 232-5775. HTKP is open to all children K-6 grade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August 3, 2014

 

SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK CHURCH                   EIGHTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                     HOLY CROSS CHURCH

 

Box 38                                                                                                   August 3, 2014                                                  25072 – 285th Avenue

 

Lastrup, MN  56344                                                                                                                                                         Pierz, MN  56364

 

                                                                                                                                      HOLY CROSS CHURCH WEBSITE – hardingchurch.org

 

               FATHER DAVID MACIEJ, PASTOR  (320-468-2111)

 

MASSES FOR THIS WEEK:

 

Tuesday                 August 05th                            7:00 pm                                 Saint John Nepomuk                            +Ben Kokett

 

Wednesday           August 06th                            8:00 am                                 Holy Cross                                             +Ray Woitalla

 

Thursday                August 07th                            7:00-8:00 pm                       Holy Cross                                   Divine Mercy Adoration Service

 

                                August 07th                            8:00 pm                                 Holy Cross                                        +Victor and Barbara Rudolph

 

Saturday                August 09th                            8:00 pm                                 Saint John Nepomuk                              For the Parishes

 

Sunday                   August 10th                            8:45 am                                 Holy Cross                                        +Jim and Bernadine Thesing

 

Sunday                   August 10th                          10:45 am                                 Saint John Nepomuk                            +Charles Schomer

 

                *Divine Mercy Eucharistic Adoration: 7:00-8:00 pm Adoration on Thursday, August 7th – Mass: 8:00 pm Holy Cross Church

 

                *Rosary and Divine Mercy Prayer – 25 minutes before every Mass at both Parishes

 

                *Prayer Service: 8:00-9:30 pm every Wednesday evening at Holy Cross Church in the Divine Mercy Adoration Room

 

                *Confessions: Saturday, 7:15 pm at Saint John Nepomuk Church and Sunday, 8:00 am at Holy Cross Church

 

HOLY CROSS CHURCH:

 

Ushers:                  Sunday                                   August 10th                            8:45 am                                 LeRoy and Allen Woitalla

 

Servers:                 Sunday                                   August 10th                            8:45 am                                 Amber and Jacob Woitalla

 

Lector:                   Sunday                                   August 10th                            8:45 am                                 Teresa Thesing

 

Rosary:                   Sunday                                   August 10th                            8:45 am                                 Holy Name

 

E. Minister:            Sunday                                   August 10th                            8:45 am                                 Diane Virnig

 

 

 

SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK CHURCH:

 

Ushers:                  Saturday                                August 09th                            8:00 pm                                 Archie Block and Joshua Joerger

 

                                Sunday                                   August 10th                          10:45 am                                 Don Will and Claude Dahmen

 

Servers:                 Saturday                                August 09th                            8:00 pm                                 Natalie Nash

 

                                Sunday                                   August 10th                          10:45 am                                 Laura Skiba and Ella Riedeman

 

Lectors:                 Saturday                                August 09th                            8:00 pm                                 Geri Pohlkamp

 

                                Sunday                                   August 10th                          10:45 am                                 Roxanne Welle

 

E. Ministers:          Saturday                                August 09th                            8:00 pm                                 Geri Pohlkamp

 

                                Sunday                                   August 10th                          10:45 am                                 Bonnie Boser

 

 

 

SHEPHERD’S VOICE:

 

To heal the sick, to feed the hungry……these two corporal works of mercy are given to us by Jesus in today’s Gospel.  What He had done for others is what we are called to do, as far as we are able.  Granted, we may not have the power to work miracles as Jesus did (although He told us that with faith all things are possible), but we can certainly have the compassion for others that He always showed in His ministry.  The person I meet today is the one that God has placed in my path.  And this is the one that I am asked to bring Christ’s love to, in whatever way may be needed.  May we always have His compassion within us, especially for those who are not able to provide for their own needs.                Father David

 

 

 

SABBATICAL UPDATE……………WEDDINGS NEXT YEARI plan on being on a sabbatical (time away) next summer in June and July.  Those couples planning for marriage in 2015, please contact me early.  I want to make sure we have you prepared well ahead of time, and to also plan on who will be doing your wedding if it is planned for June or July.                 Father David

 

 

 

WEDDING BANNS IIIGregg Matlock and Nicole Maleski (Holy Cross)

 

 

 

NEW CUSTODIAN FOR SAINT JOHN’SRuth Monson is now the new custodian and contact person for the parish center at Saint John’s.  Her phone number is 320-232-0300 if you need to contact her, especially to reserve the parish center for any event.  We thank Ray and Carrie Paulsen for serving us in these positions since last year.

 

 

 

ADORATION SIGN-UP FOR SAINT JOHN’SThank you to those who have already signed up to take an Adoration hour at Saint John’s on August 19th.We still need more, if possible.  The sign-up sheet is in the entry on the bulletin board.

 

 

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS THIS WEEKToday: Isaiah 55:1-3; Romans 8:35, 37-39; Matthew 14:13-21.  Next Sunday: I Kings 19:9a, 11-13a; Romans 9:1-5; Matthew 14:22-33.

 

 

 

LOOKING AHEAD TO THE ASSUMPTIONMasses for August 15th, the Holy Day of the Assumption of Mary, will be August 14th at 8:00 pm in Holy Cross, then on August 15th at 8:00 am at Holy Cross and 8:00 pm at Saint John’s.  At Saint John’s there will be a Rosary Procession taking place, starting at 7:00 pm.  Everyone is most welcome!

 

 

 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS AND CHRISTIAN WOMEN/MOTHERS MEETINGThis Wednesday, August 6th, the Knights of Columbus and the Christian Women/Mothers groups are hosting a joint meeting at Saint Joseph’s in Pierz.  Mass will be at 7:00 pm (Knights, please note the time change), followed by speakers: Alice Coudron and Curt Hanson of the Catholic Foundation in the Saint Cloud Diocese.  They will present information about the Foundation and be available to answer questions.  All parishioners from our four parishes are welcome!

 

 

 

HOLY CROSS PARISH NEWS:

 

STEWARDSHIP for Sunday, July 27th – Adults, $1,086.00 (51 envelopes); Youth/Children, $8.00 (11 envelopes); Adults Loose, $164.30; Children Loose, $13.00; Building Fund, $100.00 (1 envelope); Cookbooks, $30.00; Votive, $15.00; Visitor, $18.00.  Thanks so Much!

 

 

 

DONUT SUNDAY – Today, Sunday, August 3rd after the 8:45 am Mass at Holy Cross with Group 4 serving the Coffee and Goodies.

 

 

 

BAZAAR NOTE: Parishioners, please remember to pick up five (5) Country Store prizes of $.75 to $1.00.  There are some good sales now to find a bargain.  If you haven’t picked up your Bazaar ticket envelope, please do so.  Thank you to those who have!

 

 

 

CHURCH CLEANERS – Gloria Woitalla, Shannon Wisneski, Amber Woitalla, Cari Woitalla, Lynn Woitalla, Melissa (Mike) Woitalla, Melissa (LeRoy) Woitalla and Kathy Halbert.  Thanks to all our wonderful ladies who come so faithfully every week to clean – Thanks!

 

 

 

SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK PARISH NEWS:

 

STEWARDSHIP for Sunday, July 27th – Adults, $871.00; Youth, $28.30; Loose, $315.00.  Thanks to all who give so generously!

 

 

 

LIVING THE PROMISE FUNDS – Saint John’s Church is pleased to announce that $1,143.00 has been received from the Living The Promise Funds for Youth and Adult Faith Formation activities that are facilitated by the Catholic Foundation Diocese of Saint Cloud.  The Catholic Foundation is a non-profit organization that acquires, manages and distributes financial gifts and bequests in service to the Catholic community and parishes of the Diocese of Saint Cloud.  The funds will be used for baptismal bags and to purchase books for adult faith formation.

 

 

 

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING will be Tuesday, August 5th after the 7:00 pm Mass at the Parish Rectory.

 

 

 

BAR BINGO at two locations in Lastrup.  Sunday evenings, 6:00 pm at Herold’s Bar and Grill.  Jackpot is $600.00 for 54 numbers and $400.00 for 51 numbers.  Wednesday evenings, 6:00 pm at Tiny’s Tavern.  Jackpot is $600.00 for 48 numbers and $400.00 for 59 numbers by Saint John’s Gaming #02115.  Maybe you need to find yourself a date or friend and go and have some fun with Bingo!

 

 

 

NEWS FOR BOTH PARISHES – HOLY CROSS AND SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK:

 

Please keep in your prayers the following – Mary Ann Dahmen, Marie Dombovy, Darnell Froelich, Cora Gross, Astella Kurtz, Michelle Litke (Pierz), Joe Malinowski (Buckman), Michele Murphy (Colorado), Judy Riese (Cities), Bethany Schubert, Virginia Stegora, Jake Thomsen, Martha Woitalla, Sr. and Donna Young.  Prayer List for Lastrup is 468-6395 and for Harding is 277-3832.  Jesus, Help Us!

 

 

 

INVITATION – We, at Holy Cross Parish, are inviting whoever wants to join us on Thursday evening, August 7th with Adoration from 7:00-8:00 pm – followed by Mass at 8:00 pm.  This is a time of quietness to spend with Jesus – Just you and Him!  Come to visit Jesus!

 

 

 

HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL:                           BELIEVE, GROW, ACHIEVE

 

Holy Trinity Calendar Winners:  7-28 John Erdrich; 7-29 Caroline Schmidtz; 7-30 Diane Colombe; 7-31 Gordon Boser; 8-1 Mary Neu; 8-2 Kevin Tax ($35.00 winners); 8-3 Shawn Andrea ($75.00 winner).  Congratulations to all Our Winners!

 

 

 

 

 

July 27, 2014

 

SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK CHURCH                  SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                   HOLY CROSS CHURCH

 

Box 38                                                                                                      July 27, 2014                                                    25072 – 285th Avenue

 

Lastrup, MN  56344                                                                                                                                                         Pierz, MN  56364

 

                                                                                                                                      HOLY CROSS CHURCH WEBSITE – hardingchurch.org

 

                  FATHER DAVID MACIEJ, PASTOR  (320-468-2111)

 

MASSES FOR THIS WEEK:

 

Tuesday                 July 29th                                 7:00 pm                                 Saint John Nepomuk                            +Arlene Smude

 

Wednesday           July 30th                                 8:00 am                                 Holy Cross                                             +Leo Woitalla

 

Thursday                July 31st                                  8:00 am                                 Holy Cross                                             +Al Kuebelbeck

 

Saturday                Aug 02nd                                 8:00 pm                                 Saint John Nepomuk                               For the Parishes

 

Sunday                   Aug 03rd                                 8:45 am                                 Holy Cross                                             + Father Leo Otto

 

Sunday                   Aug 03rd                               10:45 am                                 Saint John Nepomuk                            +Lorraine Boser

 

                *Divine Mercy Eucharistic Adoration: 7:00-8:00 pm Adoration on Thursday, August 7th – Mass: 8:00 pm Holy Cross Church

 

                *Rosary and Divine Mercy Prayer – 25 minutes before every Mass at both Parishes

 

                *Prayer Service: 8:00-9:30 pm every Wednesday evening at Holy Cross Church in the Divine Mercy Adoration Room

 

                *Confessions: Saturday, 7:15 pm at Saint John Nepomuk Church and Sunday, 8:00 am at Holy Cross Church

 

HOLY CROSS CHURCH:

 

Ushers:                  Sunday                                   August 3rd                              8:45 am                                 Kevin Dembouski & LeRoy Knopik

 

Servers:                 Sunday                                   August 3rd                              8:45 am                                 Ivy Dembouski and Vince Rudolph

 

Lector:                   Sunday                                   August 3rd                              8:45 am                                 Diane Virnig

 

Rosary:                   Sunday                                   August 3rd                              8:45 am                                 Gloria Woitalla

 

E. Ministers:          Sunday                                   August 3rd                              8:45 am                                 Duane, Debbie, Leonard and Lynn

 

 

 

SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK CHURCH:

 

Ushers:                  Saturday                                August 2nd                              8:00 pm                                 Archie Block and Joshua Joerger

 

                                Sunday                                   August 3rd                            10:45 am                                 Don Will and Claude Dahmen

 

Servers:                 Saturday                                August 2nd                              8:00 pm                                 Jaron Gross

 

                                Sunday                                   August 3rd                            10:45 am                                 Erika and Brenna Dickmann

 

Lectors:                 Saturday                                August 2nd                              8:00 pm                                 Becky Joerger

 

                                Sunday                                   August 3rd                            10:45 am                                 Children’s Mass

 

E. Ministers:          Saturday                                August 2nd                              8:00 pm                                 Barb, Carol and Ginny

 

                                Sunday                                   August 3rd                            10:45 am                                 Mary Ann, Evelyn and Traci

 

 

 

SHEPHERD’S VOICE:

 

Jesus often speaks of the “kingdom of heaven” in His Gospel teachings.  Today He makes it clear that nothing else can be compared with the value of gaining that kingdom.  To put it more simply, He says to us that God and the salvation He offers are the most important realities that exist.  No other possession, no amount of fame or success, can compare with the prize of living with the Lord for all eternity.  Each of us can ask ourselves a question similar to this: is God and salvation the number one priority for me?  If not, what does that mean for a life of eternity after I die?                             Father David

 

 

 

SAINT JOHN’S YOUNG PEOPLE INVITEDNext Sunday, at the 10:45 am Mass, our children and youth from Saint John’s are invited to help lead us in the Introduction, Readings, Petitions and Gifts procession.  Practice for this will be Friday, August 1st, at 7:00 pm in the church.  Do join us!  It’s wonderful to see our young people take leadership in helping us worship God on the Lord’s Day!

 

                                                                                                                                                               

 

MARRIAGE BANNS IIGregg Matlock and Nicole Maleski  (Holy Cross)

 

 

 

ADORATION SIGN-UPAt Saint John’s we hope to begin a monthly time of Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, starting Tuesday, August 19th.  There is a sign-up sheet in the entry, listing times for 4:30 through 10:30 pm that day.  Please consider helping us by signing up for an hour.  You don’t have to be a member of Saint John’s; we welcome anyone who is willing to spend time with the Lord in prayer and silence.  Thanks for your help!

 

 

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS THIS WEEKToday: I Kings 3:5, 7-12; Romans 8:28-30; Matthew 13:44-52.  Next Sunday: Isaiah 55:1-3; Romans 8:35, 37-39; Matthew 14:13-21.

 

 

 

RURAL LIFE LEADERS NEEDEDCatholic Charities in Saint Cloud is working with the National Rural Life Conference to seek out parish leaders who are interested in engaging parishioners in the work of social justice, evangelization and charity as part of a rural parish social ministry effort.  Kathy Langer and Doug Scott are heading up this effort in our diocese.  Training will be provided by them for those who are willing to become part of this outreach.  If you would like to see stronger social ministry in either of our parishes, please contact Father David at 468-2111.  This does take some commitment, but the reward will be a deeper ability for the parish to meet these needs among our people.

 

 

 

EVENTS COMING UP IN THE DIOCESE1) Annual Catholic Answers Conference at Minnewaska Area High School in Glenwood, August 15th (6-9 pm) and (9 am-6 pm); 2) Rural Life Celebration at Mark and Brenda Winkelman Farm, 13282 70th Street, Milaca, August 17th, starting with Mass at 11:00 am.

 

 

 

IN NEED OF A RETREAT?Contact Christ the King Retreat Center in Buffalo, at (763)682-1394.

 

 

 

SPECIAL COLLECTION AT HOLY CROSSBirthline, the Crisis Pregnancy Center in Saint Cloud which helps mothers through difficult pregnancies, is asking help from parishes in our diocese.  Largely due to health care reform, Birthline has lost some significant funding and is asking for help from other places.  Holy Cross Parish Council voted to have a special collection for Birthline, and we will take this up on Sunday, August 3rd.  Any check can be made out to Holy Cross, with a memo line of “Birthline”.  I realize we have a lot of special collections, but hopefully we can sacrifice a little for a ministry whose main goal is to eventually have every child become a wanted child, with zero abortions taking place in this area.  A note: Saint John’s Parish Council voted at the last meeting to make a parish contribution for this need.                Father David

 

 

 

HOLY CROSS PARISH NEWS:

 

STEWARDSHIP for Sunday, July 20th – Adults, $998.00 (54 envelopes); Youth/Children, $12.00 (15 envelopes); Adults Loose, $188.55; Children Loose, $32.00; Building Fund, $51.00 (2 envelopes).  Thanks to our Parishioners and Visitors for your Generosity of Giving!

 

 

 

DONUT SUNDAY is on Sunday, August 3rd after the 8:45 am Mass at Holy Cross Church with Group 4 doing the honor of serving.

 

 

 

MESSAGE FROM LEONARD AND TERESA THESING – Leonard’s new phone number is: 320-360-9720.  All the bazaar information is on web site including all raffle prizes listed.  Also, on the web site, the lists for servers, lectors, ushers, rosary and extraordinary ministers for three months at a time under volunteer lists. Good job, Teresa, with all the things you put on our web site for us to see.

 

 

 

CHURCH CLEANERS – Valerie Thomas, Shirley Tomberlin, Meghan Thesing, Barb Tretter, Sandy Virnig, Brittney Virnig, Diane Virnig, Diane Waytashek and Nicole Waytashek.  Thanks to all our wonderful ladies who work so hard in cleaning the Lord’s House!

 

 

 

SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK PARISH NEWS:

 

STEWARDSHIP for Sunday, July 20th – Adults, $1,097.00; Youth, $5.30; Loose, $144.00; Votive, $2.00.  Thanks for your Generosity!

 

 

 

BAR BINGO at two locations in Lastrup.  Sunday evenings, 6:00 pm at Herold’s Bar and Grill.  Jackpot is $600.00 for 53 numbers and $400.00 for 50 numbers.  Wednesday evenings, 6:00 pm at Tiny’s Tavern.  Jackpot is $600.00 for 47 numbers and $400.00 for 58 numbers by Saint John’s Gaming #02115.  Sure sounds like you all are having fun playing Bingo and even Winning!  Keep it up!!!

 

 

 

NEWS FOR BOTH PARISHES – HOLY CROSS AND SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK:

 

Please keep in your prayers the following – Mary Ann Dahmen, Marie Dombovy, Darnell Froelich, Cora Gross, Astella Kurtz, Michelle Litke (Pierz), Joe Malinowski (Buckman), Michele Murphy (Colorado), Judy Riese (Cities), Bethany Schubert, Virginia Stegora, Jake Thomsen, Martha Woitalla, Sr. and Donna Young.  Prayer List for Lastrup is 468-6395 and for Harding is 277-3832.  Jesus, Pray for Us!

 

 

 

ANNUAL SUMMER FESTIVAL on August 3rd at Saint Joseph’s Church in Pierz, MN.  Polka Mass at 10:00 am featuring music by Dale Dahmen and the Polka Beats, followed by the Chicken/Ham and Sauerkraut Dinner with all the trimmings in the church basement from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm (all facilities are air-conditioned).  The day is filled with games for the children, bingo, silent auction, quilt wheel, food and pop stands, music, beer stand, bake sale, book sale, country store, pull tabs and fancywork.  All Cash Grand Raffle drawing is at 4:30 pm.  Come for the Food – Stay for the Fun!!!

 

 

 

HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL:                  BELIEVE, GROW, ACHIEVE

 

Holy Trinity Calendar Winners:  7-21 Eunice Stachowski; 7-22 Mitch & Brenda Becker; 7-23 Alvina Knopik; 7-24 Irene Brisk; 7-25 Kayla Diederich; 7-26 Jaiden Oldakowski ($35.00 winners); 7-27 Russ & Cindy Marshik ($75.00 winner).  Congratulation Winners!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 13, 2014

 

SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK CHURCH                     FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                       HOLY CROSS CHURCH

 

Box 38                                                                                                     July 13, 2014                                                     25072 – 285th Avenue

 

Lastrup, MN  56344                                                                                                                                                         Pierz, MN  56364

 

                                                                                                                                      HOLY CROSS CHURCH WEBSITE – hardingchurch.org

 

                 FATHER DAVID MACIEJ, PASTOR  (320-468-2111)

 

MASSES FOR THIS WEEK:

 

Tuesday                 July 15th                                 7:00 pm                                 Saint John Nepomuk                            +Father Leo Otto

 

Wednesday           July 16th                                 8:00 am                                 Holy Cross                                             +Helen Pulak

 

Thursday                July 17th                                 8:00 am                                 Holy Cross                                             +Donald Woitalla

 

Saturday                July 19th                                 8:00 pm                                 Saint John Nepomuk                            +Evangeline Block

 

Sunday                   July 20th                                 8:45 am                                 Holy Cross                                             +Bernice Kulus

 

Sunday                   July 20th                               10:45 am                                 Saint John Nepomuk                             For the Parishes

 

                *Divine Mercy Eucharistic Adoration: 7:00-8:00 pm – First Thursday of Each Month – Mass: 8:00 pm at Holy Cross Church

 

                *Rosary and Divine Mercy Prayer: 25 minutes before every Mass at both Parishes

 

                *Prayer Service: 8:00-9:30 pm every Wednesday evening at Holy Cross Church in the Divine Mercy Adoration Room

 

                *Confessions: Saturday, 7:15 pm at Saint John Nepomuk Church and Sunday, 8:00 am at Holy Cross Church

 

HOLY CROSS CHURCH:

 

Ushers:                  Sunday                                   July 20th                                 8:45 am                                 Willie Rudolph and Gary Matlock

 

Servers:                 Sunday                                   July 20th                                 8:45 am                                 Katie and Macy Hoffman

 

Lector:                   Sunday                                   July 20th                                 8:45 am                                 Sheila Rudolph

 

Rosary:                   Sunday                                   July 20th                                 8:45 am                                 Phyllis Schmidtbauer

 

E. Ministers:          Sunday                                   July 20th                                 8:45 am                          Phyllis Schmidtbauer and Gary Matlock

 

 

 

SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK CHURCH:

 

Ushers:                  Saturday                                July 19th                                 8:00 pm                                 Kent Happke and Kyle Happke

 

                                Sunday                                   July 20th                               10:45 am                                 Richard Monson and Kurt Herold

 

Servers:                 Saturday                                July 19th                                 8:00 pm                                 Natalie Nash

 

                                Sunday                                   July 20th                               10:45 am                                 Derek and Peter Schommer

 

Lectors:                 Saturday                                July 19th                                 8:00 pm                                 Bridget Britz

 

                                Sunday                                   July 20th                               10:45 am                                 Raychel Virnig

 

E. Ministers:          Saturday                                July 19th                                 8:00 pm                                 Ginny Seelen

 

                                Sunday                                   July 20th                               10:45 am                                 Karen Schommer

 

 

 

SHEPHERD’S VOICE:

 

Today’s parable of Jesus, describing the man who sowed seed on the land, is a wonderful illustration of human reactions to God’s Word.  Some people take in His Word, growing and bearing fruit for the Lord and His Church. Some others, for various reasons, do not let that Word affect their lives.  Jesus does speak about some of the fundamental things that can get in the way: the “evil one” (Satan) who can lure us away from the Lord; tribulation or persecution; worldly anxiety or the attraction of riches.  Any of these can lead us astray if we’re not careful.  May we ask God often in our prayers to give us the wisdom and courage to follow His way alone, and not be led astray by other false gods that promise much but deliver little.                             Father David

 

 

 

SABBATICAL UPDATE As mentioned previously, I hope to take a sabbatical next summer, from June 1st through about August 6th.  It looks like I will be staying in student housing at the College of Scholastica in Duluth during that time, so will be close enough to come back for any funerals that may occur.  Otherwise, Father Jerry Dalseth has agreed to take our weekend Masses, plus two of the three weekday Masses.  Father Bernie Kahlhamer will hopefully be able to take the other weekday Mass.  Just to note: those couples planning for marriage next year are encouraged to contact me early so we can look at dates and at who will witness their wedding.  Please call me at (320) 468-2111.                                Father David

 

 

 

ADORATION TO BEGIN AT SAINT JOHN’SWe are planning to start a monthly time of Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament at Saint John’s.  As of now, this devotion is scheduled to begin the 3rd Tuesday of August, the 19th, starting at 4:30 pm.  Adoration will continue until 6:30 pm, then resume after Mass at about 7:30 pm.  We then hope to continue the prayer time until 10:30 pm.  Volunteers are needed to commit for an hour at a time for this effort.  There is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the entry at Saint John’s, and anyone—from any parish—is welcome to take an hour (or more).  Please consider signing up.  At least one person (preferably two or more) is needed for each hour, as the Blessed Sacrament can never be left unattended.  Father David will bring out the monstrance at the beginning, and then repose it at the end.  Again, we hope to establish this monthly devotion at Saint John’s, but do need willing, faithful people to sign up.  Note:  Holy Cross has a monthly Adoration, usually the 1st Thursday of the month, starting at 7:00 pm, and lasting until shortly before the 8:00 pm Mass.  Also, on Wednesday evenings, the prayer group at Holy Cross invites everyone to join them in the Adoration Chapel at 8:00 pm.  When Father David is able to be there, a time of Adoration is also held.

 

 

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS THIS WEEKToday: Isaiah 55:10-11; Romans 8:18-23; Matthew 13:1-23.  Next Sunday (July 20th): Wisdom 12:13,16-19; Romans 8:26-27; Matthew 13:24-43.

 

 

 

CD’S ON OUR CATHOLIC FAITHA reminder that both parishes have a CD display in the entry (Holy Cross) or just inside the back of church (Saint John’s) with many great CDs on the Catholic faith.  A $3.00 donation is asked if you’re able, but don’t let that prevent you from taking one and listening to it.  There are great topics available in the display.  Check them out and take some time to increase your knowledge of what it means to be Catholic.

 

 

 

MARIAN PRAYER SERVICE AT SAINT JOSEPH’SThe Knights of Columbus sponsor a traveling icon of the Immaculate Conception of Mary which comes to this area every so often.  This icon will be present at Saint Joseph’s Church in Pierz on Wednesday evening, July 23rd.  A prayer service will begin at 7:00 pm that night, and everyone is most welcome to attend.  We ask Mary’s intercession for ourselves, our communities and our country.  Please join us as we gather that evening, worshiping our Lord and honoring His Mother as our mother and model of faith.

 

 

 

POPE PAUL VI TO BE BEATIFIEDYou may have hear that on October 19th Pope Francis will beatify Pope Paul VI who led our Catholic Church from 1963-1978.  Beatification is the final step before canonization, when the Church declares an individual a saint.  We pray that this too will take place in the not-too-distant future for Pope Paul VI.

 

 

 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS  of our Pierz Area are helping sponsor a “Paint-A-Thon” on Saturday, July 26th.  Volunteers will be painting the house of Kay Voegtle in Pierz.  To help out, call Mark Fyten at 468-6722.

 

 

 

HOLY CROSS PARISH NEWS:

 

STEWARDSHIP for Sunday, July 6th – Adults, $1,376.00 (56 envelopes); Youth/Children, $6.00 (9 envelopes); Adults Loose, $423.91; Children Loose, $24.00; Votive, $22.00; Building Fund, $236.00; Missionary Cooperative Plan for Saint Cloud Diocese, $65.00 (4 envelopes).  Thanks so much for all our wonderful Parishioners, Visitors and Friends for your Gift of Giving to the Church! God Bless!

 

 

 

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING – Finance Meeting at 7:30 pm followed by the Parish Council Meeting at 8:00 pm on Thursday, July 17th in the Harding Church basement.  Remember to pick up your last meeting minutes and also the new agenda in back of the Church.

 

 

 

THANK YOU to Horst Hanneken for donating his time with some of our duties of repairs….filling all the cracks in the Sacristy and then painting it (gave it a new look), also did some shelves and remodeling in the Sacristy.  Thanks Horst for designing the wood blocks that I use in the bulletin racks to adjust for the paper lengths, as you notice some weekends I use the regular size.  Thanks!

 

 

 

CHURCH CLEANERS – Bev Schubert, Shelby Schubert, Shelly Schubert, Carrie Schubert, Stacy Schubert, Jenna Rowland, Michelle Seppelt.  Thanks to all our ladies, especially the ones that are assigned for each week, who come every weekend to clean the Church.

 

 

 

SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK PARISH NEWS:

 

STEWARDSHIP for Sunday, July 6th – Adults, $1,224.00; Youth, $22.33; Loose, $234.00; Mission Plan, $43.00.  Thanks for your Giving!

 

 

 

JOB OPENING – Saint John Nepomuk is looking for a person to fill the janitor/snow removal position starting in August.  For more information, please contact Dean Virnig.  Position is open until filled.

 

 

 

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING was held on Tuesday, July 8th.  Items discussed included: posting the janitor/snow removal position, obtaining bids for fixing the exterior and interior of the church roof, starting an adoration service on the third Tuesday of each month, and donating $500.00 to Birthline Inc. of Saint Cloud to help with decreased funding.

 

 

 

BAR BINGO at two locations in Lastrup.  Sunday evenings, 6:00 pm at Herold’s Bar and Grill.  Jackpot is $600.00 for 51 numbers and $400.00 for 48 numbers.  Wednesday evenings, 6:00 pm at Tiny’s Tavern.  Jackpot is $600.00 for 62 numbers and $400.00 for 56 numbers by Saint John’s Gaming #02115.  Why not pick yourself up and go play Bingo, plus you’ll get to do a lot of visiting!

 

 

 

NEWS FOR BOTH PARISHES – HOLY CROSS AND SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK:     (Oops, I missed this part last weekend, I’m so sorry!)

 

Please keep in your prayers the following – Mary Ann Dahmen, Marie Dombovy, Darnell Froelich, Cora Gross, Michelle Litke (Pierz), Astella Kurtz, Joe Malinowski (Buckman), Michele Murphy (Colorado), Judy Riese (Cities), Bethany Schubert, Virginia Stegora, Jake Thomsen and Martha Woitalla, Sr.  Prayer List for Lastrup is 468-6395 and for Harding is 277-3832.  O Mary, look with mercy on us!

 

 

 

ATTENTION ALL 2014 GRADUATES FROM HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL: There will be an outing with Father Popp on August 6th, 2014.  Save the date!  More information to follow as the details become more concrete.  Any questions, please call Barb at 320-468-6651.  Thank You!  (P.S. Students, maybe you could come up with some suggestions for Barb to let Father Popp know about).

 

 

 

PILLOW CLEANING – The Pierz American Legion Auxiliary are having a Pillow Cleaning on Monday, July 21st from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Pierz Senior Site.  Pillows cleaned and also pillows will be for sale.  They clean crushed foam pillows, feather pillows, and polyester filled pillows.  If any questions on the pillow cleaning, please call 320-420-8323 (Cell Phone).  Thank You!

 

 

 

REMINDER…KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS AWARDS PROGRAM – Our Annual Knights of Columbus Awards Program will be held on Sunday (today), July 13th at the Brickyard Bar in Pierz starting at 6:00 pm with Social Hour, Dinner and Awards to follow at 7:00 pm.

 

 

 

HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL:                           BELIEVE, GROW, ACHIEVE

 

Holy Trinity Calendar Winners: 7-7 Jeff Dingman; 7-8 Mary Jane Marshik; 7-9 Russ & Cindy Marshik; 7-10 Carmen Meyer; 7-11 Brittany Preimesberger; 7-12 Emmy Brummer ($35.00 winners); 7-13 Preston Marshik c/o Russ Marshik ($75.00 winner).

 

 

 

FATHER PIERZ SCHOOL OF RELIGION:

 

STEUBENVILLE Retreat is Friday, July 25th – Sunday, July 27th:  Meet at Father Pierz School of Religion by 9:45 am, bus leaves at 10:00 am.  We will be returning to Father Pierz School of Religion around 3:30 pm on Sunday.  Don’t forget sleeping bag/blanket and pillow for the dorms!

 

 

 

FROM GRACE’S CORNER:                             Email:  [email protected]                    Phone Number:  277-3832

 

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK – Being a full-time Mother is one of the highest salaried jobs in its field, since the payment is pure love!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

July 20, 2014

 

SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK CHURCH                     SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                       HOLY CROSS CHURCH

 

Box 38                                                                                                     July 20, 2014                                                     25072 – 285th Avenue

 

Lastrup, MN  56344                                                                                                                                                         Pierz, MN  56364

 

                                                                                                                                      HOLY CROSS CHURCH WEBSITE – hardingchurch.org

 

                 FATHER DAVID MACIEJ, PASTOR  (320-468-2111)

 

MASSES FOR THIS WEEK:

 

Tuesday                 July 22nd                                 7:00 pm                                 Saint John Nepomuk                            +Father Richard McGuire

 

Wednesday           July 23rd                                 8:00 am                                 Holy Cross                                             +Louise Matlock

 

Thursday                July 24th                                 8:00 am                                 Holy Cross                                                Rosary Sodality

 

Saturday                July 26th                                 8:00 pm                                 Saint John Nepomuk                               For the Parishes

 

Sunday                   July 27th                                 8:45 am                                 Holy Cross                                             +Kevin Sobiech

 

Sunday                   July 27th                               10:45 am                                 Saint John Nepomuk                            +Donald Schmidtz

 

                *Divine Mercy Eucharistic Adoration: 7:00-8:00 pm Adoration on Thursday, August 7th – Mass: 8:00 pm Holy Cross Church

 

                *Rosary and Divine Mercy Prayer: 25 minutes before every Mass at both Parishes

 

                *Prayer Service: 8:00-9:30 pm every Wednesday evening at Holy Cross Church in the Divine Mercy Adoration Room

 

                *Confessions: Saturday, 7:15 pm at Saint John Nepomuk Church and Sunday, 8:00 am at Holy Cross Church

 

HOLY CROSS CHURCH:

 

Ushers:                  Sunday                                   July 27th                                 8:45 am                                 Jason and Andy Woitalla

 

Servers:                 Sunday                                   July 27th                                 8:45 am                                 Laura and Marybeth Tautges

 

Lector:                   Sunday                                   July 27th                                 8:45 am                                 Tim Schubert

 

Rosary:                   Sunday                                   July 27th                                 8:45 am                                 Lois Woitalla

 

E. Minister:            Sunday                                   July 27th                                 8:45 am                                 Eleanore Skochenski          

 

 

 

SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK CHURCH:

 

Ushers:                  Saturday                                July 26th                                 8:00 pm                                 Kent Happke and Kyle Happke

 

                                Sunday                                   July 27th                               10:45 am                                 Richard Monson and Kurt Herold

 

Servers:                 Saturday                                July 26th                                 8:00 pm                                 Natalie and Jared Thomsen

 

                                Sunday                                   July 27th                               10:45 am                                 Katelyn Waytashek & Jared Becker

 

Lectors:                 Saturday                                July 26th                                 8:00 pm                                 Becky Joerger

 

                                Sunday                                   July 27th                               10:45 am                                 Roxanne Welle

 

E. Ministers:          Saturday                                July 26th                                 8:00 pm                                 Dale Beierman

 

                                Sunday                                   July 27th                               10:45 am                                 Rob Schmidtz

 

 

 

SHEPHERD’S VOICE:

 

“The kingdom of heaven” is the theme that Jesus speaks about in today’s Gospel.  He gives us three parables, each one showing how our growth in the Lord takes place gradually, like a plant growing in the field.  None of us will be forced to accept God’s loving rule in our lives.  But the invitation is always there.  May we be humble enough to say yes to the Lord, willing to entrust our lives and our future into His hands.                    Father David

 

 

 

FATHER DAVID AWAY FOR A COUPLE DAYSI plan to be on a short hiking trip this week, from today (Sunday afternoon) through about Tuesday noon.  In case of emergency, the phone number at the Americinn in Moose Lake is (218)485-8885.                  Father David

 

 

 

MARRIAGE BANNS IGreg Matlock and Nicole Maleski (Holy Cross)

 

 

 

ADORATION SIGN-UP AT SAINT JOHN’SThere is a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board at Saint John’s, listing the times of Adoration we plan to have on Tuesday, August 19th.  This prayer time will begin at 4:30 pm and end at 10:30 pm, with the Blessed Sacrament being reposed for Mass from 6:30 pm until about 7:40 pm.  Anyone from any parish is welcome to sign up for an hour.  We need your help to make this a special part of our monthly effort for spiritual renewal!  Thanks!

 

 

 

PRAYER SERVICE WITH MARIAN ICONAn icon of the Immaculate Conception, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, will be at Saint Joseph’s in Pierz this Wednesday evening.  A prayer service will begin at 7:00 pm, and everyone is most welcome to join us.  We ask Mary’s intercession for our country and for our own personal needs.

 

 

 

NO ROSARY AT SHRINE THIS WEDNESDAYBecause of the above-mentioned Marian prayer service, there will not be the usual Rosary at the Marian shrine on the south side of Pierz.  This rosary will resume the following Wednesday, July 30th, at 8:00 pm.

 

 

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS THIS WEEKToday: Wisdom 12:13, 16-19; Romans 8:26-27; Matthew 13:24-43.  Next Sunday: I Kings 3:5, 7-12; Romans 8:28-30; Matthew 13:44-52.

 

 

 

K.C. PAINT-A-THONThe Knights of Columbus are assisting with painting the house of Kay Voegtle in Pierz on Saturday, July 26th.  Please call Mark Fyten at 468-6722 if you are able to help, even just a little.  It’s deeply appreciated!

 

 

 

NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING WEEKThis special observance, July 20-26, takes place to help people become aware of the benefits of Natural Family Planning, especially because of the widespread use of artificial contraception which is not approved and often leads to very early abortions.  Please note the poster on our church’s bulletin boards.  More info can be found by calling the Office of Marriage and Family, 320-252-4721, ext.308.

 

 

 

SPECIAL GATHERINGS COMING UPCatholic Answers Conference: August 15 (6-9 pm) and August 16 (9 am-6 pm), Minnewaska Area High School in Glenwood.  A number of great speakers on the Catholic faith.  Free and open to the public, with donations accepted.  Lunch will be provided.  Rural Life Celebration: August 17, 11:00 am, Mark and Brenda Winkelman Farm, 13282 – 70th Street, Milaca.  Mass at 11:00 am with Bishop Kettler, special guest speaker and picnic lunch follow, then musical entertainment.  Catholic Women’s Fall Conference: September 20, Saint Marcus Church in Clear Lake.  Speaker will be Bishop Kettler.  More info to come.  Another Catholic Women’s Conference: October 11, 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Holy Angels Performing Arts Center in Saint Cloud.  Speaker will be Patty Schneier.  More info to come.

 

 

 

THANK YOU FROM THE MISSION OFFICEThe Saint Cloud Mission Office thanks both of our parishes for their generous donation toward Catholic Relief Services this past spring.  These donations contribute toward the global needs of our brothers and sisters in faith, and also go toward local hunger relief, especially area food shelves.

 

 

 

HOLY CROSS PARISH NEWS:

 

STEWARDSHIP for Sunday, July 13th – Adults, $906.86 (53 envelopes); Youth/Children, $9.00 (12 envelopes); Adults Loose, $127.00; Children Loose, $10.00; Building Fund, $20.00 (1 envelope).  Thanks to all our generous Parishioners and Visitors for your donations!

 

 

 

CHURCH CLEANERS – Sharon Skwira, Sue Sobiech, Jan Stuckmayer, Teresa Thesing, Danielle Skwira, Leanne Sobania and Lisa Skochenski.  Thanks Ladies for all your time you spend in cleaning the Church and taking time off of your busy schedules!  Thanks!

 

 

 

SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK PARISH NEWS:

 

STEWARDSHIP for Sunday, July 13th – Adults, $597.00; Youth, $23.00; Loose, $229.00.  Thanks for your generous donations!

 

 

 

BAR BINGO at two locations in Lastrup.  Sunday evenings, 6:00 pm at Herold’s Bar and Grill.  Jackpot is $600.00 for 52 numbers and $400.00 for 49 numbers.  Wednesday evenings, 6:00 pm at Tiny’s Tavern.  Jackpot is $600.00 for 63 numbers and $400.00 for 57 numbers by Saint John’s Gaming #02115.   Wondering what to do Sunday or Wednesday evening, that’s it, go and play Bingo!

 

 

 

NEWS FOR BOTH PARISHES – HOLY CROSS AND SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK:

 

Please keep in your prayers the following – Mary Ann Dahmen, Marie Dombovy, Darnell Froelich, Cora Gross, Astella Kurtz, Michelle Litke (Pierz), Joe Malinowski (Buckman), Michele Murphy (Colorado), Judy Riese (Cities), Bethany Schubert, Virginia Stegora, Jake Thomsen, Martha Woitalla, Sr. and Donna Young.  Prayer List for Lastrup is 468-6398 and for Harding is 277-3832. Please pray for us!

 

 

 

PILLOW CLEANING – The Pierz American Legion Auxiliary are having a Pillow Cleaning Day on Monday, July 21st from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Pierz Senior Site.  Pillows cleaned and also pillows will be for sale.  They clean crushed foam pillows, feather pillows and polyester filled pillows.  If any questions on the pillow cleaning, please call 320-420-8323 (Cell Phone).  Thank You!

 

 

 

HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL:                           BELIEVE, GROW, ACHIEVE

 

Holy Trinity Calendar Winners:  7-14 LeRoy Knopik; 7-15 Lydia Janson c/o Roger Janson; 7-16 Sara Neuville; 7-17 Karen Brisk; 7-18 Jeanette Watland; 7-19 Norma Schmidt ($35.00 winners); 7-20 Ellie Moberg ($75.00 winner).  Congratulations to all our Winners!

 

 

 

FATHER PIERZ SCHOOL OF RELIGION:

 

STEUBENVILLE Retreat is Friday, July 25th – Sunday, July 27thMeet at Father Pierz School of Religion by 9:45 am, bus leaves at 10:00 am.  We will be returning to Father Pierz School of Religion around 3:30 pm on Sunday.  Don’t forget sleeping bag/blanket and pillow for the dorms!

 

 

 

FROM GRACE’S CORNER:                             EMAIL:  [email protected]                  PHONE NUMBER:  277-3832

 

A PRAYER FOR OUR TROOPS – Dear Lord, We thank you for the lives and service of our men and women in the Armed Forces.  Strengthen them and give them guidance as they stand in harm’s way to protect our nation and way of life.  May they face each day of their service the same way Your Son Jesus did; with courage, dignity and faith.  And if it be Your will, when their work is through, bring them safely home.  Lord, please also bless the families of our troops.  Reward them generously, for their sacrifices are known only to You, while their loved ones are so far from home.  And may we never forget those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom and safety; those who have died in the service of our country.  May they rest in peace forever with You in Your kingdom. Amen

 

 

 

WASH DAY – Monday, Wash Day: Lord, help me wash away all my selfishness and vanity, so we may serve You with perfect humility through the week ahead.  Tuesday, Ironing Day: Dear Lord, help me iron out all the wrinkles of prejudice we have collected through the years, so we may see the beauty in others.  Wednesday, Mending Day: O God, help me mend my ways so we will not set a bad example for others.  Thursday, Cleaning Day: Lord Jesus, help me to dust out all the many faults we have been hiding in the secret corners of our hearts.  Friday, Shopping Day: O God, give me the grace to shop wisely so we may purchase eternal happiness for ourself and all others in need of love.  Saturday, Cooking Day: Help me, my Savior, to brew a big kettle of brotherly love and serve it with clean, sweetbread of human kindness.  Sunday, The Lord’s Day: O God, we have prepared our house for You.  Please come into our hearts so we may spend the day and the rest of our life in Your presence.  **Something to think about when you do your Wash Day Week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 6, 2014

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SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK CHURCH                 FOURTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME                      HOLY CROSS CHURCH

 

Box 38                                                                                                     July 6, 2014                                                       25072 – 285th Avenue

 

Lastrup, MN  56344                                                                                                                                                         Pierz, MN  56364

 

                                                                                                                                      HOLY CROSS CHURCH WEBSITE – hardingchurch.org

 

             FATHER DAVID MACIEJ, PASTOR  (320-468-2111)

 

MASSES FOR THIS WEEK:

 

Tuesday                 July 08th                                 7:00 pm                                 Saint John Nepomuk                            +Delores Boser-Hoffman

 

Wednesday           July 09th                                 8:00 am                                 Holy Cross                                             +Christine Kowalzek

 

Thursday                July 10th                                                 8:00 am                                 Holy Cross                                             +Emil Okroi

 

Saturday                July 12th                                 8:00 pm                                 Saint John Nepomuk                            +Ronny Smude

 

Sunday                   July 13th                                 8:45 am                                 Holy Cross                                             +Ervin & Louise Schubert

 

Sunday                   July 13th                              10:45 am                                 Saint John Nepomuk                              For the Parishes

 

                *Divine Mercy Eucharistic Adoration:  7:00-8:00 pm  - First Thursday of Each Month – Mass:  8:00 pm at Holy Cross Church

 

                *Rosary and Divine Mercy Prayer:  25 minutes before every Mass at both Parishes

 

                *Prayer Service:  8:00-9:30 pm every Wednesday evening at Holy Cross Church in the Divine Mercy Adoration Room

 

                *Confessions:  Saturday, 7:15 pm at Saint John Nepomuk Church and Sunday, 8:00 am at Holy Cross Church

 

HOLY CROSS CHURCH:

 

Ushers:                  Sunday                                   July 13th                                 8:45 am                                 Dave Schubert & Allen Stuckmayer

 

Servers:                 Sunday                                   July 13th                                 8:45 am                                 Jacob and Amber Woitalla

 

Lector:                   Sunday                                   July 13th                                 8:45 am                                 Janet Hanneken

 

Rosary:                   Sunday                                   July 13th                                 8:45 am                                 Holy Name

 

E. Ministers:          Sunday                                   July 13th                                 8:45 am                                 Diane Virnig

 

 

 

SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK CHURCH:

 

Ushers:                  Saturday                                July 12th                                 8:00 pm                                 Willie Schirmers and Marne Loidolt

 

                                Sunday                                   July 13th                                               10:45 am                                 Roy Boser and David Welle

 

Servers:                 Saturday                                July 12th                                 8:00 pm                                 Jaron Gross and Jack Smude

 

                                Sunday                                   July 13th                               10:45 am                                 Brandon and Austin Dickmann

 

Lectors:                 Saturday                                July 12th                                 8:00 pm                                 Faye Diederich

 

                                Sunday                                   July 13th                               10:45 am                                 Children’s Mass

 

E. Ministers:          Saturday                                July 12th                                 8:00 pm                                 Geri Pohlkamp

 

                                Sunday                                   July 13th                               10:45 am                                 Evelyn Dahmen

 

 

 

SHEPHERD’S VOICE:

 

Many, many people through the centuries have found comfort in Jesus’ words for today’s Gospel: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest.”  Jesus invites us to bring our cares and struggles to Him, and He promises to give us rest from them.  How that “rest” may come to us can be a test of faith in itself.  It may not be immediate, it may not be in the way we expect or want, but it will come.  To have an open heart, and to accept the way in which Jesus ministers to us is truly an act of faith.  May each of us place or trust in Him.  And may we believe that He will bring us rest from our labors, in His own time and in His own way.   Father David

 

 

 

PRACTICE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE’S MASS LEADERSHIPNext Sunday, July 13th, we invite our young parishioners at Saint John’s to lead us in doing the Introduction, Readings, Petitions and Gift-bearing at the 10:45 am Mass.  We will have a practice for this on Friday, July 11th at 7:00 pm at the Church.  All young people are invited!

 

 

 

A REMINDER IF YOU’RE HOMEBOUNDIf you are unable to come to Mass on the weekend, please let Father David or one of the Communion Ministers from the parish know.  We will be glad to bring Holy Communion to you!

 

 

 

DIOCESAN ANNUAL APPEALBishop Kettler and the leaders for the Diocesan Annual Appeal ask us to continue our ongoing support for this year’s effort of funding many of the programs in our diocese.  To quote our Bishop from earlier this year: “The annual appeal is the primary support of the many ministries of our Diocese.”  May each of us be generous in helping these ministries remain alive and vibrant as they assist people in and beyond our diocese.

 

 

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS THIS WEEKToday: Zechariah 9:9-10; Romans 8:9, 11-13; Matthew 11:25-30.  Next Sunday: Isaiah 55:10-11; Romans 8:18-23; Matthew 13:1-23.

 

 

 

RURAL LIFE CELEBRATIONThis year’s annual Rural Life Celebration in our diocese will be on Sunday, August 17th, 11:00 am, at the Mark and Brenda Winkelman farm, 13282 70th Street, Milaca.  The day features an outdoor Mass at 11:00 am with Bishop Kettler, followed by a guest speaker.  A picnic lunch at 12:30 pm followed by musical entertainment round out the day.  Everyone is welcome!  If further info is needed, call Catholic Charities at 320-650-1644.

 

 

 

ARE YOU CALLED TO THE DIACONATE? – If you are male, 31-55 years of age, and feel that God may be calling you to a deeper ministry in the Church, becoming a Permanent Deacon may be what the Lord is leading you to.  “Deacon Information Nights” are scheduled to help these men discern what God is saying to them.  The next ones coming up are on August 25th at Saint Paul’s Church in Saint Cloud, August 26th at the Pastoral Center in Saint Cloud, August 27th at Saint Mary’s in Becker, and August 28th at the Pastoral Center in Saint Cloud.  Call Deacon Mark Barder at 320-251-2340 for more information.

 

 

 

HOLY CROSS PARISH NEWS:

 

STEWARDSHIP for Sunday, June 29th – Adults, $1,280.00 (56 envelopes); Youth/Children, $12.00 (15 envelopes); Adults Loose, $172.00; Children Loose, $15.00; Building Fund, $200.00 (1 envelope); Mission Cooperative Plan, $483.00 (22 envelopes).  Thanks to all our Parishioners of Holy Cross, Families and Visitors who give so willingly, especially to the Missions.  Great way of Stewardship!

 

 

 

HOLY CROSS BAZAAR TICKET ENVELOPES – The Bazaar ticket envelopes are ready to pick up in back of Church.  Please pick up yours and your family members.  The envelope contains two (2) books of Drawing Tickets, Food Card and Worker’s List.  Thanks for your help!

 

 

 

DONUT SUNDAY – Is Sunday (today), July 6th after the 8:45 am Mass at Holy Cross Church Basement with Group III doing the honors!

 

 

 

CHURCH CLEANERS – Rita Scheeler, Melisa Scheeler, Sara Schlegel, Cassie Schlegel, Jill Schlegel, Lori Schlegel, Sherrie Schubert, Bethany Schubert.  It’s so good to see our hard-working women coming each weekend to clean the Lord’s House – God Bless You!!!

 

 

 

SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK PARISH NEWS:

 

STEWARDSHIP for Sunday, June 29th – Adults, $747.00; Youth, $4.60; Youth Loose, $21.10; Loose, $377.00; Mission, $401.00.  Thank you goes out to all of Saint John’s Parishioners, Families and Visitors for your generosity of Gift of Giving, especially to the Missions!

 

 

 

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING will take place on Tuesday, July 8th, after the 7:00 pm Mass at the Parish Rectory.

 

 

 

BAR BINGO at two locations in Lastrup.  Sunday evenings, 6:00 pm at Herold’s Bar and Grill.  Jackpot is $600.00 for 50 numbers and $400.00 for 47 numbers.  Wednesday evenings, 6:00 pm at Tiny’s Tavern.  Jackpot is $600.00 for 61 numbers and $400.00 for 55 numbers by Saint John’s Gaming #02115.  Guess what, it’s Bingo Time either Sunday evening or Wednesday evening or maybe both!

 

 

 

REMINDER…KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS AWARDS PROGRAM – Our Annual Knights of Columbus Awards Program will be held on Sunday, July 13th, 2014, at the Brickyard Bar in Pierz starting at 6:00 pm with Social Hour, Dinner and Awards to follow at 7:00 pm.  Please call Galen Stumpf at 320-468-6516 for reservations before Monday, July 7th, 2014.  We hope to see a good turnout!

 

 

 

GET TOGETHER – The former Villa employees are invited to a Get Together on Thursday, July 24th at the Red Rooster, starting at 11:00 am.  Reservations by Tuesday, July 15th – Please call Eileen at (320) 468-6862 or Caroline at (320) 468-6511.

 

 

 

HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL:                           BELIEVE, GROW, ACHIEVE

 

Holy Trinity Calendar Winners: 6-30 LaVonne & Glen Seelen; 7-1 Chelsie Trapp; 7-2 Rosanne Mischke; 7-3 Sherrie Willis; 7-4 Joyce Maus; 7-5 Kayla Block ($35.00 winners); 7-6 Julie Kryzsko ($75.00 winner).  Congratulations to all Our Winners!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                               

 

 

 

June 29, 2014

 

SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK CHURCH                   SOLEMNITY OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL                        HOLY CROSS CHURCH

 

Box 38                                                                                                   June 29, 2014                                                     25072 – 285th Avenue

 

Lastrup, MN  56344                                                                                                                                                         Pierz, MN  56364

 

                                                                                                                                     HOLY CROSS CHURCH WEBSITE – hardingchurch.org

 

             FATHER DAVID MACIEJ, PASTOR  (320-468-2111)

 

MASSES FOR THIS WEEK:

 

Tuesday                 July 1st                                    7:00 pm                                 Saint John Nepomuk                            +Hildegard Hoheisel

 

Wednesday           July 2nd                                   8:00 am                                 Holy Cross                                           +Eleanor Muehlbauer-Boltz

 

Thursday                July 3rd                                    7:00-8:00 pm                       Holy Cross                                    Divine Mercy Adoration Service

 

                                July 3rd                                    8:00 pm                                 Holy Cross                                             +Father Leo Otto

 

Friday                     July 4th (4th of July)               9:00 am                                 Holy Cross                                   God’s Blessings for Our Country

 

Saturday                July 5th                                    8:00 pm                                 Saint John Nepomuk                            +Betty Gross

 

Sunday                   July 6th                                    8:45 am                                 Holy Cross                                             +Janice Schubert

 

Sunday                   July 6th                                  10:45 am                                 Saint John Nepomuk                              For the Parishes

 

                *Divine Mercy Eucharistic Adoration: 7:00-8:00 pm Adoration on Thursday, July 3rd with Mass at 8:00 pm Holy Cross Church

 

                *Rosary and Divine Mercy Prayer: 25 minutes before every Mass at both Parishes

 

                *Prayer Service: 8:00-9:30 pm every Wednesday evening at Holy Cross Church in the Divine Mercy Adoration Room

 

                *Confessions: Saturday, 7:15 pm at Saint John Nepomuk Church and Sunday, 8:00 am at Holy Cross Church

 

HOLY CROSS CHURCH:

 

Ushers:                  Sunday                                   July 6th                                    8:45 am                                 Allen and LeRoy Woitalla

 

Servers:                 Sunday                                   July 6th                                    8:45 am                                 Alyssa and Ethan Thesing

 

Lector:                   Sunday                                   July 6th                                    8:45 am                                 Doug Knopik

 

Rosary:                   Sunday                                   July 6th                                    8:45 am                                 Gloria Woitalla

 

E. Ministers:          Sunday                                   July 6th                                    8:45 am                                 Duane, Debbie, Leonard & Lynn

 

 

 

SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK CHURCH:

 

Ushers:                  Saturday                                July 5th                                    8:00 pm                                 Willie Schirmers and Marne Loidolt

 

                                Sunday                                   July 6th                                  10:45 am                                 Roy Boser & David Welle

 

Servers:                 Saturday                                July 5th                                    8:00 pm                                 Natalie and Jared Thomsen

 

                                Sunday                                   July 6th                                  10:45 am                                 Paige and Piper Laney

 

Lectors:                 Saturday                                July 5th                                    8:00 pm                                 Faye Diederich

 

                                Sunday                                   July 6th                                  10:45 am                                 Raychel Virnig

 

E. Ministers:          Saturday                                July 5th                                    8:00 pm                                 Dale, Barb and Carol

 

                                Sunday                                   July 6th                                  10:45 am                                 Bonnie, Traci and Rob

 

 

 

SHEPHERD’S VOICE:

 

Today we mark the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, two of the great pillars of the early Church.  Saint Peter, as we remember, was the leader of the twelve apostles, chosen by Jesus to be the “rock” on which the Church would be built.  Saint Paul, a convert from being a Pharisee, became the great missionary, traveling to numerous cities to establish early Christian communities.  Both died as martyrs, giving up their lives for the sake of Christ and His Gospel.  We ask their intercession for ourselves and our Church leaders, that we may remain faithful to the Lord at all times.                         Father David

 

 

 

SABBATICAL NOTESI will be sharing, from time to time, information concerning my planned sabbatical next year (June 1 – August 6).  A basic thing to note is that the Mass schedule should remain the same: both the weekend and weekday Mass times should stay as they are.  However, the monthly evening Adoration and Mass at Holy Cross is now a question mark for next June and July.  I will let you know about this as time goes on.            Father David

 

 

 

JULY’S “YOUNG PEOPLE’S” MASSWe plan on having our young people help lead us in celebrating the July 13th 10:45 am Mass at Lastrup.  A practice for this will take place Friday, July 11th, at 7:00 pm at Saint John’s.  Any “young person” (no age limit) is welcome to come!

 

 

 

MISSION COOP APPEALIf you were not able to contribute to this weekend’s Mission Coop Appeal, and would like to do so, please make out a check to Mission Office of Saint Cloud,” with a memo line note of “MCP.”  Any amount of help is greatly appreciated for those in mission lands who have so little to meet their basic needs.

 

 

 

SCRIPTURE READINGS THIS WEEKToday: Acts 12:1-11; II Timothy 4:6-8, 17-18; Matthew 16:13-19.  Next Sunday: Zechariah 9:9-10; Romans 8:9, 11-13; Matthew 11:25-30.

 

 

 

RELIGIOUS LIBERTYLast week, at Bishop Kettler’s request, we prayed a prayer for our religious liberty, asking God to protect this fundamental right for all of us.  Regarding this, it’s good to recall some words from our retired Bishop Kinney, who wrote in the Visitor some time ago: “When we speak of ‘religious liberty’, we refer not only to freedom to worship in our sanctuaries and teach our doctrines to other Catholics.  From the days of our nation’s founders, religious liberty has also meant the freedom to live out the commitments of our faith in public life, making faith’s unique contribution of service, moral guidance and community to our fellow citizens.”

 

 

 

RETROUVAILLE: A PROGRAM FOR HURTING MARRIAGES -  Retrouvaille is a French word meaning rediscovery.  The Retrouvaille Program is a ministry offered to married couples experiencing a troubled marriage.  Its goal is to teach new communication skills and establish an ongoing support network for the couple.  This program is for all ages and backgrounds, any religious denomination, and for separated or divorced couples.  If you think you could benefit from this, call Central Minnesota Retrouvaille at (320) 255-5314.  You can also check with Craig and Connee Thorstad at (320) 808-0465.

 

 

 

HOLY CROSS PARISH NEWS:

 

STEWARDSHIP for Sunday, June 22nd – Adults, $1,377.50 (54 envelopes); Youth/Children, $10.00 (10 envelopes); Adults Loose, $250.00; Children Loose, $9.00; Votive, $38.00; Music CD’s, 12.00.  Thanks for your generous Gift of Giving to Holy Cross Church!

 

 

 

DONUT SUNDAY – Will be Sunday, July 6th after the 8:45 am Mass at Holy Cross Church with Group III doing the honors of serving!

 

 

 

CHURCH CLEANERS – Phyllis Schmidtbauer, Lois Roscoe, Robyn Skwira, Anne Schoenberg, Helen Schlegel, Kay Skiba, Adeline Seitz and Brittany Schubert.  Thank you all for your time and hard-work cleaning the Lord’s House – It’s a privilege to come and clean!

 

 

 

SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK PARISH NEWS:

 

STEWARDSHIP for Sunday, June 22nd – Adults, $1,255.00; Youth, $3.00; Loose, $214.00; Peters Pence, $20.00.  Thanks to all you generous parishioners from Saint John’s – Keep it up and I’m sure Jesus will bless each one of you for what you give to Him!

 

 

 

SERVERS, USHERS AND LECTOR SCHEDULES are available in the back of church.  If they are not picked up by Monday, they will be mailed out.

 

 

 

BAR BINGO at two locations in Lastrup.  Sunday evenings, 6:00 pm at Herold’s Bar and Grill.  Jackpot is $600.00 for 49 numbers and $400.00 for 60 numbers.  Wednesday evenings, 6:00 pm at Tiny’s Tavern.  Jackpot is $600.00 for 60 numbers and $400.00 for 54 numbers by Saint John’s Gaming #02115.  How about a Sunday or Wednesday evening pick up a friend or spouse and go play bingo!

 

 

 

NEWS FOR BOTH PARISHES – HOLY CROSS AND SAINT JOHN NEPOMUK:

 

Please keep in your prayers the following – Mary Ann Dahmen, Marie Dombovy, Darnell Froelich, Cora Gross, Michelle Litke, Astella Kurtz, Joe Malinowski (Buckman), Michele Murphy (Colorado), Judy Riese (Cities), Bethany Schubert, Virginia Stegora, Jake Thomsen and Martha Woitalla, Sr.  Prayer List for Lastrup is 468-6395 and for Harding is 277-3832.  O Mary, grant our requests for healing!

 

 

 

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS AWARDS PROGRAM – Our Annual Knights of Columbus Awards Program will be held on Sunday, July 13, 2014 at the Brickyard Bar in Pierz starting at 6:00 pm with Social Hour, Dinner and Awards to follow at 7:00 pm.  Please call Galen Stumpf at 320-468-6516 for reservations before Monday, July 7, 2014.  We hope to see a good turnout.

 

 

 

DIVINE MERCY ADORATION SERVICE AND MASS on Thursday, July 3rd starting at 7:00 pm with the Adoration and Mass at 8:00 pm.  The invitation is open to everyone to come and pray and give thanks for everything we received from the Lord for 2014!  Join Us!

 

 

 

HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL:                           BELIEVE, GROW, ACHIEVE

 

Holy Trinity Calendar Winners: 6-23 Sonny & Maxine Bednar; 6-24 Karen Stangl; 6-25 Leroy Huling; 6-26 Gerry & Pat Britz; 6-27 Helen & Larry Schmidtbauer; 6-28 Jeff & Beep Jacobson ($35.00 winners); 6-29 Mary Kimman ($75.00 winner).   Congratulations!

 

 

 

*HOLY TRINITY REGISTRATION is open for the 2014-15 school year.  Contact the school office 468-6446.

 

 

 

*HONOR ROLL – Congratulations to the Holy Trinity students who were on the Pierz High School Honor Roll for the fourth quarter!  *7th grade – 18 of 27 students or 67%; 8th grade – 15 of 17 students or 88%; 9th grade – 17 of 28 students or 61%; 10th grade – 17 of 23 students or 74%; 11th grade – 10 of 17 students or 59%; 12th grade – 12 of 21 students or 57%.  Proof that Holy Trinity provides an excellent academic education for students.

 

 

 

*THANK YOU for your support throughout the past year by supporting the school financially, collecting rebate items, spreading the good news about the school, and most importantly your prayers!  God’s blessings on all our church community members.

 

 

 

FROM GRACE’S CORNER:                             EMAIL: [email protected]                   PHONE NUMBER:  277-3832

 

PRAYER BEFORE MASS – You have given me your sacred Body to be the refreshment of my soul and body, and have set your Word as a lamp to my feet.  The Word of God is the light of my soul, and Your Sacrament is the bread of my life.  One might describe them as two tables, set on either side of the treasury of Holy Church.  The one is the table of the holy altar having on it the Body of Christ.  The other is the table that enshrines holy doctrine and the true faith that unerringly guides our steps.

 

 

 

PRAYER FOR THOSE IN SERVICE – OUR MEN AND WOMEN…..Oh God of Mercy, we beg You now to protect those who are in service for the country we love.  Bless them and take care of them.  If they are tired, give them strength.  If they are wounded and suffering, give them comfort.  If they are lonely, touch them with Your gentle hand and let them know that You are with them.  And if it be Your will that they should give up their lives for us, please grant them a good death and a home with You in Heaven.  Hasten the day when we can all enjoy the Blessings of Peace once more.  Amen.  Please thank our Service Men & Women whenever you meet them.

 

 

 

GOLF DURING CHURCH – The Pastor woke up Sunday morning and realizing it was an exceptionally beautiful and sunny early spring day, decided he just had to play golf.  So…he told the Associate Pastor that he was feeling sick and convinced him to have services for him that day.  As soon as the Associate Pastor left the room, the Pastor headed out of town to a golf course about 40 miles away.  This way he knew he wouldn’t accidentally meet anyone he knew from church.  Setting up on the 1st tee, he was alone.  After all, it was Sunday morning and everyone else was in church!  At about this time, Saint Peter leaned over to the Lord while looking down from Heaven and exclaimed, “You’re not going to let him get away with this, are you?”  The Lord sighed, and said, “No, I guess not.”  Just then he hit the ball and it shot straight towards the pin, dropping just short of it, rolled up and fell into the hole.  It was a 435 Yard Hole in One!  Saint Peter was astonished.  He looked at the Lord and asked, “Why did you let him do that?”  The Lord smiled and replied, “Who’s he going to tell?”