“I think it's very important to be able to see the funny side of life and its joyful dimension and not to take everything too tragically. I'd also say it's necessary for my ministry. A writer once said that angels can fly because they don't take themselves too seriously. Maybe we could also fly a bit if we didn't think we were so important.”–Pope Benedict XVI
Religious Education News November 15, 2015
Religious Education Classes for November:
Ø Sunday Classes: 15th, 22nd. There will be no classes on the 29th. Ø T uesday Classes: 17. There will be no classes on the 24th.
Ø Wednesday Classes: 18th. There will be no classes on the 25th.
Religious Education Classes for December:
ØSunday classes: 6th and 13th. There will be no classes on the 20th or 27th.
Ø T uesday classes: 1st, 8th, and 15th. There will be no classes on the 22nd or 29th.
ØWednesday classes: 2nd, 9th, 16th. There will be no classes on the 23rd or 30th.
The Thanksgiving Food Drive continues through the 18th of November. Students are encouraged to bring canned and boxed food items (no glass) to the Parish Center and place them in the containers provided. Everyone’s participation is greatly appreciated. All the food that is collected will be distributed the Monday before Thanksgiving to families of the parish who need a little help at this time of year.
Thanksgiving Food Baskets
TheConfirmationstudentswillhosttheannualTurkey Feather Pull November14th and15th. The students have created a large turkey on a bulletin board with lots of colorful feathers. Each feather has a food item printed on it. Parishioners are invited and encouraged to pluck a feather from the turkey, purchase the item listed, and return that item to the church office no later than 9am on Sunday, November 22nd. Many of the items will require refrigeration so it is best to bring those items to the parish hall on Saturday, Nov. 21st, or Sunday, Nov. 22nd, by 9am. The food items will make up the Thanksgiving food baskets which the Confirmation students will assemble the morning of the 22nd. The baskets will be available for the families to pick up on Monday, Nov. 23rd.
Please contact the church office if you or a family you know needs a food basket for Thanksgiving. Request forms are available in the office.
Children’s Christmas Eve Mass and Pageant
The annual Children’s Christmas Eve Mass and Pageant will take place on Thursday, Dec. 24th, at 4pm. Children are encouraged to sign up to be one of the characters in the pageant. The characters include Mary, Joseph, the 3 Magi (wise men), angels and shepherds. The children will dress in costume and participate in the pageant as an adult narrates the Christmas story. The children do not have speaking parts.
There will be two practices for the pageant, and the children must attend both practices. The dates for those practices will be announced in the next week. T o sign your child up for the pageant, please contact Susan Warner in the Religious Education office.
Child Care is available during the 10:30am Mass in the Parish Center for children who have not reached the age of 4. The child caregivers include Barbara and Wayne Meshell, Elvia Valle, and Mary Robinson. Each caregiver has been screened through the Safe Environment program.
Child care is available only on the Sundays that Religious Education classes are held. Occasionally, Child Care is cancelled when the number of caregivers is not sufficient to provide the supervision required. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Thanksgiving Food Baskets
Please contact the church office if you or a family you know needs a food basket for Thanksgiving.
Based on Friendly Defenders:
Priests are forbidden to marry, but isn't that against what is in the Bible?
Like St. Paul, some men volunteer to stay single to better serve the kingdom of God.
"An unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord; but the married man is anxious about the things of the world, how he may please his wife, and he is divided." 1 Corinthians 7:32-34
Catholicism requires that most priests remain single, but no person is required to become a priest. This is a voluntary act on the man's part.
Related verses: Matt. 19: 11-12, Luke 14:20, 1 Cor. 7-8