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A Note from Bonnie Meadows
October 19, 2014
Stewardship of Treasure
Dear Parishioners,
Collection for October 11/12:
I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful fall weather. This
is my favorite time of the year! I love watching the fall colors come alive on the trees. It reminds me to take the time
to thank God for all of His creation.
Amount Needed Weekly:
Shortfall This Sunday:
Shortfall Year-To-Date:
Children’s Weekly Collection:
Children’s Year-To-Date:
Adoration Chapel:
Fall brings back memories of when my daughters were
young and we would pick out pumpkins. That was a tough
job to find the perfect one to carve. Once we got the pumpkins home, it was time to do some carving! My favorite part
was cutting it open and letting them clean out the inside of
the pumpkin. It took them a while to get used to the cold,
wet, stringy feeling…the faces they made! But once they
got the hang of it, they had a fun time! What a mess! We
had a great time deciding how we would carve the eyes,
nose, and mouth. Believe me, we had some funny looking
pumpkins on our porch! But it didn’t matter it was something we did as a family. As I look back, we had a fun time!
Mess and all! We even washed and roasted the pumpkin
seeds. That was a yummy snack after the pumpkins were lit
on the porch.
My daughters are grown now, but maybe we all can get together to carve some pumpkins. It would be interesting to
see what we can come up with now. I’m sure something
more complicated! I will share with them the Pumpkin
Prayer I came across a couple of months ago. I would also
like to pass the prayer on to you. As you get ready to carve
your pumpkins with your children or grandchildren, take
the time to read this prayer:
"Come to learn. Go forth to serve.
Trust in Divine Providence."
Our Staff Shares What Catholic education means to me:
“We can teach and develop moral character,
influencing who they will become, not just
teaching standards.”
Dear God,
As I carve my pumpkin, help me say this prayer:
Open my mind so I can learn about You;
Congratulations to Eric Sargent
(Cut the top of the pumpkin)
130 Sunshine Dr., Jasper
Take away all my sins and forgive me for the
wrong things I do; (Clean out the inside)
Our $100 Cash Bonanza Winner
Open my eyes so Your Love I will see;
on October 12th.
(Cut eyes shaped like hearts)
I'm sorry for turning up my nose to all You've given me;
(Cut a nose in the shape of the cross)
Also, to Susan Berg, Jasper
Our October Quilt-of-the-Month Winner
Open my ears so Your Word I will hear;
(Cut ears shaped like the Bible)
Open my mouth so I can tell others You're near;
(Cut mouth in the shape of a fish)
Let Your Light shine in all I say and do! Amen.
(Place a candle and light)
Brian J. Woebkenberg, M.D.
Take some time to enjoy the fall season!
God bless,
Weekly Readings
and Mass Intentions
Saturday, October 18
Reading: 2 Tm 4:10-17b; Lk 10:1-9
4:00 p.m. Harold Schnarr (A)
Sunday, October 19
Reading: Is 45:1, 4-6; 1 Thes 1:1-5b; Mt 22:15-21
8:00 a.m. People of the Parish
10:30 a.m. Living & Deceased Members of the
Ray & Catherine Seger Family
Monday, October 20
Reading: Eph 2:1-10; Lk 12:13-21
8:00 a.m. No Mass
Tuesday, October 21
Reading: Eph 2:12-22; Lk 12:35-38
* 8:00 a.m. Jim Harris, Jr.
Wednesday, October 22
Reading: Eph 3:2-12; Lk 12:39-48
8:00 a.m. Charles R. Nicholson
Thursday, October 23
Reading: Eph 3:14-21; Lk 12:49-53
8:00 a.m. Clara (Rusch) Moore
Friday, October 24
Reading: Eph 4:1-6; Lk 12:54-59
8:00 a.m. Mike & Cecelia Eckert (A)
Saturday, October 25
Reading: Eph 4:7-16; Lk 13:1-9
8:00 a.m. Albert & Adela Schlachter
4:00 p.m. Alvin Burger (A)
Sunday, October 26
Reading: Ex 22:20-26; 1 Thes 1:5c-10; Mt 22:34-40
8:00 a.m. Robert J. & Frances Becher (A)
10:30 a.m. People of the Parish
Ministry Assignments
Saturday, October 25 — 4:00 p.m.
Gift Bearers:
Mike & Carol Schmitt Family
Luke Ackerman, Amanda Ackerman,
Camden Knies, Nicolette Eckert
Eucharistic Ministers:
Darlene Schnell, Jan Uebelhor,
Bernita Heim, Mary Jo Hart,
Kent Reyling, Visitor,
Hospitality Ministers:
Randy Voegerl, Mike Patterson,
Herb Welp, Leon Goepfrich
Stephanie Schepers
Sunday, October 26 — 8:00 a.m.
Gift Bearers:
Mike & Mary Ramirez Family
Lane Abell, Kiersten Woehler,
Tyler McCormick
Eucharistic Ministers:
Dave Kunkel, Martha Smith,
Brian Woebkenberg, Ann Shappard,
Ralph Schwenk, Sally Sternberg,
Eric Schue
Hospitality Ministers:
Dan Buechlein, Jason Buechlein,
Doug Libbert, Greg Buechlein
Joe Brake
Joe Schoenbachler
Sunday, October 26 — 10:30 a.m.
Gift Bearers:
Scott & Audrey Fischer Family
Caleb Lehmkuhler, Jacob Ahlbrand,
Peyton Ahlbrand, Becca Schitter
Eucharistic Ministers:
Ron Schitter, Bob Atwood,
Judy Atwood, Eric Sargent,
Andy Welsh, Peggy Merkel,
Marilyn Wolf
Hospitality Ministers:
Brad Ahlbrand, Joe Schitter,
Linda Shaneyfelt, Bill Shaneyfelt
Angie Schitter
Sharlene Schitter
* = School children attend this Mass.
Fall Break and Halloween are just around the corner! Now is the
time to purchase “SCRIP” and put it to good use for those needed
essentials. Costumes and candy … Decorations and treats ... If
you are planning to buy these items anyway, use “SCRIP” to earn
your family tuition credit. Are you traveling over Fall Break?
Don't forget that there are “SCRIP” cards available for gas
stations and hotels, too!!! Or are you staying local? We've got
you covered with a variety of local vendors that participate in the
“SCRIP” program. It's the easiest way to support our school and
reduce your tuition cost by earning credit for your family. Don't
delay...... buy “SCRIP” today!!!
Next weekend’s volunteers:
4:00 p.m.
Karla Hopf, Tammy Hurm
8:00 a.m.
Krista Libbert, Ann Shappard
10:30 a.m.
Brenda Erny, Kim Johnson
St. Mary Church, Ireland
Mass Schedule
Monday & Thursday - 7:30 a.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday - 6:00 p.m.
Saturday - 5:30 p.m.
Sunday - 7:00 and 9:15 a.m.
October 19, 2014
Parish Calendar for the Week
Area Announcements
Today (Sunday)
Today (Sunday)
1) The Ireland K of C - Fall BBQ
At the Ireland K of C Home. Barbeque chicken and chops with
trimmings. Serving begins at 9:00 a.m. until sold out.
2) St. Isidore Catholic Church Shooting Match
Bristow. Ham & turkey shoot begins at 11:00 a.m. (CDT). Lunch
served beginning at 10:30 a.m.
3) Benefit for Jackie Lynch - Schnitzelbank Restaurant from
10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Drive-thru only - $10 per meal - includes 1/4
fried chicken or Bratwurst Dinner with German fries, baked beans,
and slaw. Jackie is battling an aggressive form of breast cancer. All
proceeds will help pay mounting medical expenses.
4) Pilgrimage to Monte Cassino Shrine - 2 p.m. (CDT)
Sermon by Fr. Timothy Sweeney, OSB, “Mary at the Cross”. The
Monte Cassino Shrine is located one mile east of the Archabbey.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word - Gr. 1-3 during 10:30 a.m. Mass
Children’s Church (ages 4-5) during 10:30 a.m. Mass. Meet in the
Gathering Area.
Monday, October 20
6:00 - 10:00 p.m. Quilting in the Quilters’ Room
6:00 p.m. Finance Commission Meeting - St. Mother Theodore
Guerin Conference Room
6:30 p.m. P.B.S. PTO Meeting - Endress Hall
6:30 p.m. Contemporary Ensemble Rehearsal - Church
Tuesday, October 21
7:00 p.m. Men’s Club Meeting - Classrooms in the basement
Wednesday, October 22
12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Quilting in the Quilters’ Room
No Religious Education Classes - Fall Break
Thursday, October 23
No School - Fall Break
6:30 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal - Church
Friday, October 24
No School - Fall Break
Saturday, October 25
3:00 - 3:45 p.m. Reconciliation
Sunday, October 26
Children’s Liturgy of the Word - Gr. 1-3 during 10:30 a.m. Mass
Children’s Church (ages 4-5) during 10:30 a.m. Mass. Meet in the
Gathering Area.
Coming Our Way
October 30
5:30 p.m. “Over 75” Party - Endress Hall
November 2
Spaghetti Dinner - after 10:30 Mass
Parish Announcements
Tue., Oct. 21 - Men’s Club Meeting - 7 p.m.
The meeting will take place in the school basement. Come, be
a part … and bring a friend! Short meeting followed by cards,
refreshments, and fellowship. All parish men 18 years of age
and older are invited to attend! If you have any questions,
please contact Tim Erny at 827-4543.
Weekday Mass Intentions Available
There are dates available for weekday Mass intentions for the
months of November and December. Anyone interested in
requesting a Mass intention, please come to the Parish/School
Office or call Barb Trambaugh at 482-4461, ext. 100.
Congratulations to Mike & Carol Schmitt who
will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary
at the 4:00 p.m. Mass on Saturday, October 25.
May God bless them with many more years
Today (Sunday) - Sacred Relics of The Saints: Treasures Of
The Church: St. Joseph Parish presents a teaching and exposition of
Sacred Relics on at 1:00 p.m. Father Carlos Martins of the Companions
of the Cross will be there with his very special ministry to teach about
these holy objects. He will bring with him over 150 relics. Those in
attendance will be able to examine and venerate each relic. You are
encouraged to bring your articles of devotion (such as rosaries, holy
cards, etc.) and pictures of ill friends/family members which you will
be able to touch to the reliquaries as a means of intercession.
Every Wednesday the Bosco House is open after school until
5 p.m. for dropping in (high school). Our youth ministry adoration
hour is also Wednesdays from 5-6 p.m. at the Precious Blood chapel.
Come join us for an hour of quiet prayer.
Bible Storying at the Bosco House after Religious Education
from 8:30-9:30 p.m. each week (high school). Come check out this
imaginative way of reflecting on Scripture.
There will be a call-out meeting for anyone interested in more
information on the diocesan Pilgrimage For Life trip to Washington, D.C., January 21-24. The meeting will be Tue., Oct. 21, at
6 p.m. in Kundek Hall in the St. Joe Parish Center. The trip is open
to all in high school and older. If you can't make the meeting and are
interested, contact Carley for trip information.
We are headed to God's Country in Perry County on Sun., Oct.
26, for an All Saints' Day Party on their beautiful grounds. We will
meet at the Bosco House at 1 p.m. and return by 7 p.m. Please RSVP
to Carley at [email protected], or 812-481-2442 by Wed., Oct. 22.
Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto
The St. Boniface grotto is modeled after the grotto at Lady of Lourdes in
France and was built beneath St. Boniface Church in 1914. The flood of
1937 filled the grotto with 3 feet of water damaging several statues and
causing it to close soon after. The grotto reopened in 1972 as a minimuseum, displaying St. Boniface relics. Tours are led by volunteers on
Sundays during October, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (CDT) Private tours can
be arranged by appointment anytime. The grotto is located at 418 North
Wabash in Evansville. For more information contact Bob Koressel at
The Sisters of St. Benedict of Ferdinand are offering a workshop,
“Praying with Icons,” on November 1-2 at Kordes Center on the
grounds of Monastery Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand. Learn the
ancient art of icons and the spirituality of praying with these holy images.
Presented by Sister Jeana Visel, OSB. Workshop runs from 9:30 a.m. to
4:45 p.m. on Nov. 1, and 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 2. Cost $165, includes a room and four meals. Commuter cost $105, includes three
meals. Registration due October 29. For more information or to register,
call 367-1411, ext. 2915, or visit
Religious Education
C.L.O.W. Facilitators:
Wed., Oct. 22 - No Religious Education Classes … Enjoy the
Fall Break!
Oct. 26:
Lisa Hempfling & Kim Johnson
Nov. 2:
Katie Bower & Annie Stout
Wed., Oct. 29, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. - Religious Education class for
al middle school students here at Precious Blood. All high
school students will meet at St. Mary Church, Ireland, for a
presentation on the meaning behind the feasts of All Saints and
All Souls.
Children’s Church Facilitators:
Oct. 26:
Bonnie Meadows & Harry Seng
Nov. 2:
Brenda Obermeier Lauren Obermeier
R.C.I.A. If you or someone you know is interested in
learning about the Catholic faith, please call Bonnie for
more information about Inquiry Sessions.
For further information, please contact Bonnie Meadows
at 482-4461, ext. 240, or email [email protected]
Children’s Church
Children’s Liturgy of the World
As many of you know, here at Precious Blood Church we offer the children an opportunity
to attend Children’s Church or Children’s Liturgy of the Word during the 10:30 am Mass.
Fr. Gary and Fr. Jeff will call forward the children to go and hear the word of God in a way
that is age appropriate. The children who participate in CLOW (children grades 1-3) will
learn about the gospel in the Precious Blood Preschool Room. The children who participate
in Children’s Church (Preschool – Kindergarten) will be in the Gathering Area.
We are in need of more adult leaders for each program. Please take the time to pray and
think about becoming a leader. The lesson plans are very simple to follow. As the adult
leader, you will receive a leader’s guide two weeks before your scheduled Sunday. As a
leader, you will need to read the lesson plan a couple of times, and you will be ready to
go! There will be a teenage or adult helper scheduled with you. This is a great opportunity
to show your children, that not only is their school education important, but so is their religious education.
If you have been thinking about getting involved with Children’s Ministry but are not quite
sure, I invite you to sit in on either program to see how it works. I just ask that you let
the leader know that you are interested and would like to join them to see if it is right for
you. Also, if you would like more information on becoming a leader, please give me a call.
I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
God bless, Bonnie
October 19, 2014
Dear Parish Family,
Sunday, November 2, 2014
After 10:30 Mass
Endress Hall
Tickets: $6.00 per family
Tickets will be on sale after weekend Masses
on October 18/19 and October 25/26.
(Sponsored by the Stewardship Committee)
Mass at St. Thomas Chapel
You and your family are invited to attend Mass with
Father Ray Brenner at the St. Thomas Chapel this
Tue., Oct. 21, at 7:00 a.m. The St. Thomas Chapel is
located in the new St. Thomas Medical Center, 600
West 13th Street in Jasper. All are welcome to attend.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry is going well! Thanks to
all our crocheters and knitters! You are the ones who make
this ministry happen and continue to be successful! The
recipients of the crocheted and knitted items are most appreciative that the parish includes them in their love and
prayers in their time of need or celebration. Some receivers
have literally clung to their gift, feeling the support and
prayers coming from our Precious Blood family. This important ministry is very valuable and rewarding!
Many of you have received or given a Prayer Shawl
or Lap Robe to a family member or friend. Our Baby Blankets go to our little ones who become new members at the
time of Baptism. The crocheted items are always available
in the Parish/School office. Contact me or come to the office and the secretaries will be glad to help you pick out
your special item.
In order for this ministry to continue its success, we
are in constant need of crocheters and knitters. Sometimes,
the supply gets low because of the demand of these items.
We have enough lap robes for now. We are in need of baby
blankets and prayer shawls. If you enjoy crocheting or knitting during the cold winter months, and you want to help
this ministry, please let me know. If you have not crocheted or knitted before and you want to learn, let us know
that too! We gladly give FREE lessons, have a good time,
and enjoy each other’s company in a relaxed setting. We
have yarn for you to pick out for your project as well as
easy patterns.
May God bless you and your family! You can contact me at 482-4461, ext. 130 or [email protected]
Sister Betty Koressel
The following openings are available:
* 2:00 p.m. on the 1st Sunday of the month
November 15-17, 2014
* 3:00 p.m. on the 4th Sunday of the month
Teens Encounter Christ is a three-day experience
for young people who are searching for goals, for
acceptance, for meaning, and for community.
Teens can expect to meet youth from other areas
of the Diocese, find how God fits in your life, and
encounter the Risen Jesus Christ. You will have
time to reflect on your life, ideas, hopes, and
dreams away from home, school, and/or work.
You can find an application and more information
* 3:00 a.m. on the 4th Monday of the month
This is open to anyone who would like to spend quiet
time in prayer. This is a great opportunity for those
who are thinking of taking an hour … one time per
month. Please think about committing a quiet hour
each month in prayer at the chapel.
If you would like to make a commitment of time in
prayer at the chapel, send your request to
[email protected] or call 630-8382.
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