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Sunday, November 23rd Barnes & Noble Mankato
Bookfair supporting All Saints Education Center 11:00
am to 2:30 pm. Crafts, Student Performances and Storytime. Vouchers can be used in the Mankato store
11/23 through 11/28 (Black Friday)! Can’t make it to
the store? Vouchers can be used online as well.
Red Cross Blood Mobile: Feel good about giving back
by donating blood. Madison Lake Blood Drive is on
Wednesday, November 26th from 12:00-6:00 pm in
the All Saints Church basement. Our goal is 47 units.
Just walk in or call Marlene for an appointment at 507317-1417.
Sneak A Peak - Education Center News... There are
many things that we have to be thankful for! This
week the 3 year old Early Childhood classroom took
a ride on the Mayflower to discover the New World.
We made hats like the pilgrims and worked on our
turkey sounds. While making our very own turkeys,
we were visited by a real one. We were able to make
comparison with what we put on our turkeys and real
St. Ann’s Altar Society Mark your calendar
for two upcoming events, sponsored by the
St Ann’s Altar Society. Saturday, December
6th is the Christmas Tin Project at 9:00 am
in Scheid Hall. Assembly of donated Christmas cookie/candy gifts will take place for our
homebound, hospitalized and those suffering
losses/hardships this past year. Anyone who
would like to help by making cookies and/or
candies, help assemble or deliver cans contact Mary Fritz at 243-3659 or 381-139 7.
Monday, December 8th is our Senior Citizen’s
Dinner at All Saints Church following the 11:00
am Mass. This event is open to members of All
Saints Parish and area communities. This is free
of charge!
Immaculate Conception Parish, St. Clair,MN
Our Mission is to invite all to strengthen their experience of the message and Spirit of Jesus.
Thank you: The Family of Dale Sargent wants to
thank everyone at All Saints for all of their care
and concern in the recent hospitalization and
funeral of our husband, father, grandfather.
LUNCH EXPRESS MENU WEEK OF NOVEMBER 17: Monday: Sloppy Joe/Bun, Potato Salad, Baked
Beans, Fruit; Tuesday: Turkey Commercial, Mashed Potatoes, Garden Salad, Fruit; Wednesday: Fried
Chicken, Ranch Pasta Salad, Corn, Fruit; Thursday: Meatloaf, Baked Potato, Green Beans, Fruit; Friday:
BLT Sandwich, Bacon Potato Soup, Fruit
Turkey Bingo: Sunday, November 23rd at 3:00 pm at St. Joseph’s Church in Waldorf. For $5.00 you can play 20
games of bingo, free chance at door prizes and a Sloppy Joe supper! Also - Bake sale & Door Prizes. Come Join
the fun!
An Ignatian Advent Retreat is being offered at SS Peter & Paul Parish this Advent season. Please join us as we
prepare ourselves for the Son of God becoming man and for His second coming in glory. It is a special time for
active expectation, desire, prayer, communication and joy. The retreat includes prayerful scripture reading, Ignatian contemplation on the infancy narratives, daily personal prayer and a group prayer meeting Tuesday evenings
from 6:30 – 8:00PM. The retreat will begin Tuesday, November 25th and end Tuesday, December 30th. If you
would like to register or would like more information, please call Frank Cesario at 625-2395 or email at fcesario@
Lunch, Movie, and Discussion: Open the Door to God, Advent Prayer & Discernment Retreat Friday, December
5, 5:15 - 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, December 6, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Experience a variety of prayer forms and take time
to discern next steps in your life (work, relationships, religious life, volunteer-ism, vocation, creativity, etc.). The
retreat will take place Friday evening and all day Saturday at the Sisters of St. Joseph Provincial House, 1880 Randolph Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Women and men 18-50 years old are welcome. Register by Wednesday,
November 26. Cost is $25 or $35 overnight (optional). Contact Sister Mary Swanson, SSND, [email protected]
org or 414-305-9011.
Children’s Program of Northern Ireland: Open your heart to 10 and 11 year old children from Northern Ireland
this summer. Children’s Program of Northern Ireland is looking for Host Families for the Summer of 2015. Children will arrive at the end of June for 5 weeks. If your family, or someone you know, is interested in hosting please
contact us for more information. (651) 405-1108 or [email protected]
All Saints Parish, Madison Lake, MN
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Pastor: Fr. Robert Schneider
Email: [email protected] - 507-243-3319 - cell 507-469-9979
Immaculate Conception Church
101 Church St.
All Saints Church
P.O. Box 100
St. Clair, MN 56080
Phone: 507-245-3447 Fax: 507-245-3448
Email: [email protected]
Mass Schedule:
9:00 a.m. Friday Morning
4:00 p.m. Saturday Afternoon
8:30 a.m. Sunday Morning
Holy Day Schedule: Consult Bulletin.
605 4th St.
P.O. Box 217
Madison Lake, MN 56063
Phone: 507-243-3319 Fax: 507-243-4308
Email: [email protected]
Mass Schedule:
8:00 a.m. Friday Morning
5:30 p.m. Saturday Evening
10:00 a.m. Sunday Morning
Holy Day Schedule: Consult Bulletin.
Reconciliation: Sunday 8:00 a.m. & by appointment.
Reconciliation: Saturday 11:00 a.m. & by appointment.
Sacraments of the Church
Baptism: Arrangements are made by contacting the
parish offices in advance of the date.
Pastoral Care of the Elderly and Sick: Please contact either
parish office when someone is hospitalized or homebound
or if you would like to be added to our prayer chain or if you
would like to receive communion.
Marriage: Arrangements for the date and preparation are
made by contacting Fr. Schneider at least 9 months in advance.
RCIA: The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is the process
where adults become members in the Catholic Church. For
additional information, contact Fr. Schneider.
Emergencies: In the case of an emergency please call Father’s
cell phone listed above.
Devices to assist the hearing impaired during Mass are available. Please contact an usher before Mass to learn where they
are located.
Weekly Mass Schedule and Intentions Stewardship of Treasure - Weekend of November 8 & 9
$ 3548.00
$ 2069.40
Friday November 21
Saturday November 22
Sunday November 23
8:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. 8:30 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
Madison Lake
St. Clair
St. Clair
Madison Lake St. Clair
Madison Lake
Joe & Catherine Stegmaier
Vince Embacher
Jim Loeffler
Shirley Seys
James Benson
Online Giving Total
Stewardship of Time and Talent - Weekend of November 22 & 23
Sat. 4 p.m. I.C
Lectors Francis Hannick
Sat. 5:30 p.m. A.S. Georgia Fasnacht
Sun. 8:30 a.m. I.C. Natalie Hodapp
Sun. 10 a.m. A.S.
Gary Schmidt
Euch. Min.
Dennis & Muggs Zabel
Kathy Ploog
Gloria Hoppe
Donna Haala
Carol Hoffman
Frances Sargent
Dan & Marie Ireland
Jodi Sheppard
Sharon DaukHoward Vetter
ServersPaul LangEli FritzJohn LynchChristian Vetter
Joey NicolaiAmanda FritzMaddy LynchGeorgia Weber
UshersBob AdamsCharles JamersonDavid LynchJames Kotek
Stan GartnerNorm PloogPat Arntzen
Mike Peters
2 VolunteersSteve Weber
Tom Haala
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The four lessons taught by Jesus through the Gospel parable:
1) God gives each person different gifts for his or her intended uses. We are only asked to make full use of what
we have been uniquely given and to use our talents for
the benefit of the community as a whole.
(2) The better our work the greater our responsibility.
God gives more responsibilities to those who make the
best use of their God-given talents.
(3) The lazy and the unproductive will be punished.
Even the person with only one talent has something to
offer to others. If he fails to do some positive good work
he will lose what he has. If he tries and fails he will meet
compassion and forgiveness.
(4) God blesses generous sharers and punishes the selfish hoarders. Those who share generously the gifts they
have been given are likely to find themselves constantly
and immeasurably enriched, while those who jealously
and selfishly preserve, out of fear, what they have been
given, will lose it.
In short, the parable outlines the result of abundant,
grace-filled stewardship of God’s resources.
Play it safe: There is an old story about two farmers visiting over a fence in early Spring. “Jake,” the first one said,
“What are you going to plant this year, corn?” “Nope,”
Jake replied, “scared of the corn borer.” “Well, what about
potatoes?” His neighbor asked. “Nope, too much danger
of potato bugs,” announced Jake. The neighbor pressed on,
“Well, then, what are you going to plant?” Jake answered,
“Nothing! I’m going to play it safe.” In today’s Gospel Jesus tells the story of a lazy servant like Jake, who buried his
talent instead of doing business with it.
JOKE OF THE WEEK: How to stay safe without taking risk?
1. Avoid riding in automobiles because they are responsible for 20% of all fatal accidents.
2. Do not stay home because 17% of all accidents occur
in the home.
3. Avoid walking on streets or sidewalks because 14% of
all accidents occur to pedestrians.
4. Avoid traveling by air, rail, or water because 16% of all
accidents involve these forms of transportation.
5. Of the remaining 33%, 32% of all deaths occur in hospitals. So, above all else, avoid hospitals.
BUT, you will be pleased to learn that only .001% of all
deaths occur in worship services in church, and these are
usually related to previous physical disorders. Therefore,
logic tells us that the safest place for you to be at any given
point in time is at Church! And, Bible study is safe too. The
percentage of deaths during Bible study is even smaller. So
for SAFETY’S sake: Attend Church, and read your Bible. IT
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Energy Needs
$ 100.00
All Saints Day
Baby Bottle Cam. $ 62.49
Gospel Reflection of the Week: Who has affirmed your
talents? Who needs your affirmation of their talents?
Word of Life: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew
you, before you were born I dedicated you, a prophet to
the nations I appointed you.”
— Jeremiah 1:5 (NABRE © 2010 CCD. Used with permission.)
Parenting Pointers As the season changes, so do people.
Children grow. People die. We drop old habits and learn
new ones. Discuss in your family one bad habit each of
you would like to get rid of.
By Susan Vogt www.Susan
The All Saints Book of Life is located in the front of
church. You are encouraged to write the names of
loved ones who have passed. We remember them in
prayer in a special way during the month November.
Faith Formation:
All Saints: Grades 7-10 No Class Wednesday, November 19th or November 26th. Sunday School-Grade 6
No Class Sunday, November 23rd or November 30th.
Please continue to pray for the Second Grade Students
from All Saints Parish as they continue their preparation
for the Sacrament of Reconciliation which will be celebrated at All Saints on Saturday, December 6th at 11:00
Immaculate Conception: Grades 1-10 will meet for classes on Wednesday, November 19th from 6:30-7:30pm.
Parts for the Christmas pageant will be chosen next week.
If you miss class and want to be in the pageant contact
your teacher or the parish office.
Sunday School will meet on Sunday, November 23 in the
Religion Building at 8:30 am.
Confirmation Retreat - Confirmation candidates from
All Saints and Immaculate Conception will attend a retreat on Tuesday, November 18th from 4:00pm - 9:00pm.
Please keep them in your prayers as they complete this
important step in their Confirmation preparation.
Baptism: Welcome into the faith family, Quinn Christopher Quast, son of Mark and Sara Quast, who was baptized on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at Immaculate Conception by Father Robert Schneider.
Stewardship: “Well done, good and faithful servant; you
have been faithful over a little, I will set you over much…”Matthew 25:21 God expects us to nurture and develop
the gifts He has given us and then generously give back
with increase. He doesn’t want us to waste or hoard the
gifts He has given us; He expects us to grow our gifts, use
them wisely and be generous with them.
Archbishop Robert J. Carlson, Archdiocese of St. Louis
Baby Bottle Campaign: If you took a baby bottle, the collection date is today - November 16. If you forgot to drop off your
bottle, please do so in the near future. Thanks for supporting
this important project which promotes life. Proceeds go to
Catholic Charities programs helping mothers and babies.
All Saints Tree of Lights We will again light the tree
outside of church and participate in the Kiwanis Holiday Light Display at Sibley Park. For $10.00, you can
have a loved one(s) name put on a snowflake ornament on our tree at Sibley Park and lights on our tree at
church. Donations should be turned in by Monday, November 24. Please see website to find form.
All Saints Parish Pastoral Council Members are
as follows: Chair Jen Fraze: Vice Chair Jim Onken: Secretary Carol Schneider: Members: Darcy Anderson, Michael Stenzel and Dorothy Wolff. Trustees Carol Ries and Jim Kotek also serve as advisors.
All Saints Parish Pastoral Council is sponsoring a new
Parish Pictoral Directory. Portrait sittings started this past
Tuesday. If you haven’t already done so, we encourage
you to schedule your free portrait sitting. Please contact
the Parish Office (243-3319) between the hours of 7:00 am
and 3:30 pm. We are looking for volunteers to help during
the picture taking too.
Immaculate Conception: Winter Festival - Youth volunteers are needed to help with games, activities, decorating,
set up and clean up for the Saint Nicholas Kids Day Celebration as part of the Winter Festival Friday, December 5th
5-8 pm or Saturday, December 6th 10:00am - 1:00pm in
the Religion Building. To sign up for a volunteer position
contact Jill Rollenhagen 507-382-2357.
Also needed are gallon jars with covers. Jars may be left at
the parish office or in the kitchen.
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