FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT MARCH 15, 2015 Liturgical Schedule The Most Reverend George Leo Thomas, PhD. Bishop of Helena Pastoral Staff to Serve You WEEKEND MASSES Saturday.......................................................................5:00 p.m. Sunday.............................................7:30, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. BOULDER (St. Catherine Parish) Saturday..............................................................5:00 p.m. Sunday................................................................10:00 a.m. DAILY MASS Mon.,Tues.,Wed., Thurs., Fri......7:00 a.m. and 12:00 Noon Saturday......................................................................... 9:00 a.m. Rev. Msgr. Kevin S. O’Neill, V.G.............Rector/Pastor Father John Crutchfield............................Parochial Vicar Deacon Bob Fishman.........Director of Faith Formation Mr. Michael Vreeburg.........Pastoral Associate/Liturgy Mr. Dale Fleck.................. Director of Liturgical Music Mr. Louis Gloege................................Business Manager STATIONS OF THE CROSS Mr. David Pepper......................................Youth Minister Friday..............................................................................5:00 p.m. Office 530 North Ewing Street, Helena, Mt., 59601 EXPOSITION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT Parish Office Hours....................9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Cathedral Parish................................. (406) 442-5825 Fax.............................................................. 449-5113 Rectory/Emergency......................................449-0280 Good Samaritan Store..................................442-0780 Website..........................................www.sthelenas.org KNEH Catholic Radio 97.3fm stream live kneh.org Friday ff Mass until 4pm....................Holy Family Chapel DEVOTION TO OUR MOTHER OF PERPETUAL HELP Tuesday......following the 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 Noon Mass ROSARY Mon. through Fri..........................following 7:00 a.m. Mass Saturday..........................................................................8:30 a.m. SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION Saturday, following the 9:00 a.m. Mass until 11:00 a.m. or by appointment Spirit Filled - Faithful Souls Stewardship Drive Progress Report: 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% ============================================================= ============================================================= $1 $366,236.00 $1,000,000 Music for Liturgy, Fourth Sunday Of Lent, Laetare Sunday The readings are #1037 in the Hymnal Organ: Psalm-Prelude, Set # 1, # 3 (Psalm 23.vs.4) Introit: Laetare Jerusalem Rejoice, O Jerusalem; and gather round, all you who love her; rejoice in gladness, after having been sorrow; exult and be replenished with the consolation flowing from her motherly bosom. Hymn #885 Lift High The Cross Kyrie eleison (Mass of the Immaculate Conception) Responsorial Psalm Hymn #463 From Ashes To The Living Font (at 5:00 p.m., 7:30 a.m. & 9:00 a.m. only) Anthem: Turn Back O Man Communion Antiphon: Jerusalem is built as a city bonded together. It is there that the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, to praise the name of the Lord. Choirs: My Song Is Love Unknown Hymn #465 The Cross Of Jesus Organ: Improvisation Herbert Howells Tone V Peter Latona Dale Fleck Gustav Holst Tone I John Ireland Liturgy FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT March 15, 2015 2 CHRONICLES 36:14-16, 19-23 The wrath and the mercy of the Lord are revealed in the exile and liberation of his people. EPHESIANS 2:4-10 Though dead in your transgressions, by grace you have been saved. JOHN 3:14-21 God sent his Son so that the world might be saved through him. FIFTH SUNDAY IN LENT March 22, 2015 JEREMIAH 31:31-34 I will make a new covenant and remember their sin no more. HEBREWS 5:7-9 Christ learned obedience and became the source of eternal salvation. JOHN 12:20-33 If a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it produces much fruit. A WORD ABOUT THE WORD by Deacon Bob Fishman Do you remember a Quarterback for the Denver Broncos named Tim Tebow? He made national headlines not only for his playing ability but also for his faith. Under his eyes he would often write the scripture abbreviation John 3:16. Growing up I would often see people at various sporting events holding up the same bible reference. Why is this verse of Sacred Scripture so important? Today’s gospel reading is that very same verse. It is a primary gospel message and it is short and powerful. It reminds us that God gave us His only begotten Son and to believe in Him. (Incidentally, begotten is a term which means of the same essence). However, there is more to that passage which is often not quoted or painted on faces and signs. It is this: “people preferred darkness to light.” This ties in well with the other two readings. In Chronicles we read that people kept adding sin upon sin and disregarded God in their lives. This led to years of captivity and the temple being destroyed. St. Paul tells us that even while we were doing stupid, sinful things, God loved us and sent Christ Jesus for us, to remind us that we are God’s handiwork and to walk as children of the light. As we look at today’s society and the news, or movies or television shows, we can plainly see the sins and vices of humanity openly displayed. We see our Church and beliefs mocked and ridiculed, and if someone tries to live a virtuous life, then they are considered out of touch or more “holier than thou” etc. How sad is this? The words of our Lord have come to pass. People would rather live their lives in the darkness of sin, then to live in the light. Mr. Tebow had it right in trying to remind this generation that “God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him might not perish but might have eternal life.” So, if you have been wandering in darkness, if you have felt alone and wounded by bad choices, if you are just tired of being tired, then it is time to walk in the ‘Son-shine’ and allow the Light of Christ to melt the sin in your soul. Aren’t you ready for a change…Something to think about…May God richly bless you always… LATIN MASS Following is the Latin Mass schedule for the months of March and April to take place at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Parish: Saturday, March 21 - 8:30 a.m. Sunday, April 12 - 12:00 Noon followed by a Potluck (Since this is Divine Sunday we will still have the same service as last year at 3:00 p.m.) Saturday, April 18 - 8:30 a.m. Saturday, April 25 - 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 9 - 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 16 - 8:30 a.m. Sunday, May 24 - 12 Noon (Pentecost Sunday) with Potluck following WORD OF THE DAY Monday, March 16 Lenten Weekday Isaiah 65:17-21 John 4:43-54 Tuesday, March 17 Lenten Weekday Ezekiel 47:1-9, 12 John 5:1-16 Wednesday, March 18 Lenten Weekday Isaiah 49:8-15 John 5:17-30 Thursday, March 19 Solemnity of St. Joseph, Spouse of Blessed Virgin Mary 2 Samuel 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16 Romans 4:13, 16-18, 22 Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24a or Luke 2:41-51a Friday, March 20 Lenten Weekday Wisdom 2:1a, 12-22 John 7:1-2, 10, 25-30 Saturday, March 21 Lenten Weekday Jeremiah 11:18-20 John 7:40-53 F F aith ormation S acramental P reparation BAPTISM PREPARATION LITURGY OF THE WORD FOR CHILDREN sessions are offered every other month. Preparation Parent Liturgy of the Word for Children from Pre-school AS A MEMBER OF THE PARREGISTER PLEASE through Grade 2 will meet during the 9:00 a.m. Mass FOR THE SESREGISTERING TO PRIOR ISH TODAY. SIONS. The next opportunity will be held on April 16th at 6:00 p.m. in the Cathedral Center, Room 110. Please call s the Parish Office at 442-5825 to register for the class. FAITH FORMATION CLASSES Elementary classes will meet at 3:30 and 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18th. FIRST EUCHARIST CLASS: Parents meeting on Wednesday, March 25th, 6:00 p.m. in the Cathedral Center with opportunities to sign up for the Mass you wish to attend, ask questions, and be informed about the reception of First Holy Communion on April 12th. Plan now to attend. HELPERS NEEDED With the approach of the Great Vigil of Easter and the reception of new sisters and brothers to the Lord’s Table, we anticipate a time of rejoicing and feasting. A short reception to welcome our new members will follow the Easter Vigil on the night of Saturday, April 4th. VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED to prepare for, serve at and clean up after this event. Donations of finger foods would be greatly appreciated; suggested foods include fresh fruit and vegetables, deviled eggs, quick breads/ cookies, any kind of light hors d’oeuvres. Please call Linda in the Faith Formation office (4425825) if you would like to help with this very special event. Thank you for your participation and support of those who have made the journey to be in closer communion with the Lord. MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP Regular classes will meet on Wed., March 18th. Middle School - 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. High School Youth Group - 5:45 - 7:00 p.m. Confirmation meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 5:45 - 7:00 p.m. Angels, Dreams and Fatherhood, Lessons We Can Learn From St. Joseph The annual Men’s Lenten Journey on Fatherhood lessons we can learn from St. Joseph. Join Fr. John Crutchfield and men from the parish for a day of reflection. We will gather on Saturday, March 21st beginning with Mass at 9:00 a.m. in the Cathedral followed by small and large group discussion in the Brondel Center. Our day will be complete by 4:00 p.m. Lunch will be served. RSVP to the Parish Office, 442-5825 RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS (R. C. I. A.) Our next meeting will be Tuesday, March 17, 2015. If you are interested in more information about our RCIA program, please contact Deacon Bob Fishman at 4425825. Marriage Preparation Diocesan policy states that couples wait 6 months from the time they first approach a priest regarding marriage. During that 6 month period the couple must participate in preparatory classes for the Sacrament of Marriage. We will meet next Monday, March 16th. For information, contact Kathy Surbrugg at 442-5825. This is a weekly seminar and support group for people who are separated or divorced. It is a place where you can hear valuable information about ways to heal from the hurt of divorce. For more information, contact Kathy Surbrugg at 442-5825. CATHOLIC COUPLE FELLOWSHIP Catholic Couple Fellowship is a group for married couples in their 20s and 30s who come together for prayer and reflection to share their faith with others in a similar walk of life while also having a chance for fellowship and fun with barbecues, picnics, game nights and more. We meet two Sundays a month. Come and join other young adult couples for an opportunity to build new friendships and support each other in the vocation of marriage. For more information, please call Sarah Phipps at 208-590-4944, or Sarah Leslie at 461-4776. YOUNG ADULT GROUP All young adults in their 20s and 30s are welcome to join others in a similar walk of life for Christ-centered fellowship. This group offers young adults an opportunity to form new friendships and support each other in our faith lives in the Church and society. For more information please contact Kristin Betlej at 651-2836613 or Kelsey Rohm at 253-334-8897. Memorials In Memory of.... JAMES VERNON O’FALLON Dorothy O’Fallon Elaine O’Fallon and Family Patti Eby and April DOROTHY PATRICIA CLARK William J. Clark MARISSA PEOPLES George and Marlene Huhtanen LORETTA “RICKEY” PAYNE George and Marlene Huhtanen BETH HOHN Vince and Corbie Hohn BETTY JANE SMITH Eileen Smith MIKE MURPHY Mark Ebert BOB BIRKLAND Mike and Marilou Birkland PATRICIA COXEY Barbara and John Palmquist Special Intentions FRANK ROSETTE Anonymous Cathedral of Saint Helena F A I T H F U L S P I R I T F I L L E D S O U L S Parish Family Please continue to pray that our Stewardship Drive is successful, and, if you have not already done so, consider a pledge to help retire our indebtedness. Thank you! May God bless you in this Holy Season of Lent and throughout the new year! GIRL SCOUT PANCAKE BREAKFAST The 39th Annual Girl Scout Pancake breakfast is TODAY, Sunday, March 15th, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Enjoy pancakes, eggs, and ham along with coffee and juice. Cost: Adults $6; Seniors $4, Kids (ages 3-12) $4, Families $17 and Kids under 3 eat free! VOCATIONS PRAYER Heavenly Father, please abundantly bless these men who are in formation for the priesthood of Your Son, Jesus Christ. Grant them gifts of wisdom, knowledge and most of all, generous hearts, that they may be enflamed with love for You and Your Church. Through Christ, Our Lord. Amen. Deacon Craig Hanley Cody Williams Deacon Christopher Lebsock Kirby Longo Nathan Scheidecker Andy Morrow Joseph Paddock Sam Mota-Martinez Oliver Santin George Watson Bryce Lungren Michael Dirkson Tyler Frohlich Newcomers We welcome with the love of Christ the following newcomers to our Parish.... Rory O’Donnell and Lynda DeBerry Jack and Susan Campbell Sally Russell Join Us to provide meals for God’s Love We will be providing dessert and serving their meal on Tuesday. Please keep the meals for God’s Love project, those we serve, and the volunteers in your prayers. If you would like to help with future meals/desserts for God’s Love, please contact Carolyn Parry through the Parish Office at 442-5825. EASTER EGG HUNT The Knights of Columbus and Ancient Order of Hibernians will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday, April 5th. The event will be held at Memorial Park beginning at 1:00 p.m. There will be two divisions; one for boys and girls, 6 years and younger and another for boys and girls 7 years and older. Numerous prizes will be handed out. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP SEASONS OF HOPE AND MORE These sessions have been rescheduled to April 14th to continue for five weeks with Helen Beausoleil at St. Mary Catholic Community. For more information, please call 442-5268. Being a sign of God’s love to others, we know that our gifts of treasure are essential to our mission of following the loving path of Jesus. Our faith in the future urges us to continue the journey in gratitude, holiness and service. This past weekend we received through Stewardship $12,996.40 ACH $3,961.50 and Loose Cash/Checks $662.00 for a total of $17,619.90. Our weekly goal is $17,108.02 Thank you for your generosity! Please Note.... When you provide a check as payment, you authorize us either to use information from your check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check transaction. Friar O’Fred says “Happy St. Patrick’s Day!” If you can’t dazzle them with your brilliance, baffle them with your blarney! 40 DAYS FOR LIFE March 29 - Nazarene Church - 6:30 p.m. Please join all Christians for 40 days of prayer and fasting for an end to abortion. We invite you to join in peaceful prayer outside Planned Parenthood. Google: 40Daysforlifehelena and commit to a time to pray - for you and your family - and be united as the Body of Christ for this intention. Let’s meet Christ in a special way these 40 days of Lent, at the foot of the cross, and come to know His awesome Mercy for us and that all people will come to respect human life from conception to natural death. To volunteer or for information, contact Sarah Leslie (461-4776) or email@example.com WOMEN’S RETREAT for Women over 21 Making All Things New - Letting God Transform Us Friday, July 17 - 4pm - Saturday, July 18 - 5pm You will be escorted across the water with your sleeping bag, pillow, shower towel, Bible and prayerful spirit! - Cost $100 For more firstname.lastname@example.org of Greater Helena Host Week Sign-up It is time to sign-up for activities during host week! Our next host week is April 12th-19th. Volunteers please check your email/mail for information about signing up for activities. Preferences are needed by Friday, March 20th. Volunteers Needed There are many opportunities to volunteer with this ministry including dinner/evening hosts, overnight hosts and Sunday set-up and take-down. If you are interested, please contact Carolyn Parry through the Parish Office at 442-5825. WEEKLY EVENTS TAKING PLACE AT YOUR CATHEDRAL SUNDAY, March 15...Fourth Sunday of Lent 7:30, 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Mass 9am Liturgy of Word for Children 9:30am Cathedral Choir - Rm 209 11am Second Scrutiny - RCIA MONDAY, March 16...Lenten Weekday 7am Mass 12pm Mass 7pm Ultreya - Brondel Center 7pm Marriage Preparation - Rm 110 TUESDAY, March 17...Lenten Weekday 7am Mass/Devotions ff Coffee and Doughnuts - Rm 110 12pm Mass/Devotions 3:30pm Cathedral Youth Choir - Rm 209 6pm RCIA for Adults - Brondel Center WEDNESDAY, March 18...Lenten Weekday 7am Mass 9am Bible Study Group - Rms 108/110 12pm Mass 3:30pm Children’s RCIA - Rm 108 3:30pm Faith Formation Classes (K - Grade 7) 5:45pm Faith Formation Classes (Gr 1 - High School Youth Group) THURSDAY, March 19...St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary 7am Mass 12pm Mass 12:30pm Finance/Pastoral Councils - Rm 110 6:30pm Bible Study Group - Rms 108/110 FRIDAY, March 20...Lenten Weekday 7am Mass ff Mass until 4pm Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament - Holy Family Chapel 12pm Mass 5pm Stations of the Cross - Cathedral SATURDAY, March 21...Lenten Weekday 7am Men’s Day of Reflection - Brondel Center 8:30am Mass 9am Mass ff Mass until 11am Sacrament of Reconciliation 9am Catholic Women’s Conference - Rm 110 5pm Mass SUNDAY, March 22...Fifth Sunday of Lent 7:30, 9:00 and 11am Mass 9am Liturgy of Word for Children 9am Third Scrunity - RCIA 9:30am Cathedral Choir - Rm 209 2015 Lenten Collection The Cathedral has selected the Julius Foundaton as the recipient of our parish Lenten collection this year. The foundation is a non-profit tax exempt organization to provide aid and assistance to Fr. Julius Bwowe and our sister parish Kampala, Uganda. Donations will assist in various development projects, such as the installation of water wells, which will provide clean and safe drinking water. The Julius Foundation currently is working on an application to the Engeineers Without Borders (EWB) program in collaboration with the engineering program at Carroll College. The focus of that application is to assist Fr. Julius in meeting critical water and sanitation needs, while at the same time allowing engineering students to gain hands-on experience through the development and implementation of a project in Uganda. Checks may be made payable to The Julius Foundation and may be placed in the Sunday collection or dropped at the Parish office. Enjoy a trip of a lifetime to the Marian Shrines of France May 21 - June 2! Highlights include: Paris, a dinner cruise on the Seine River, Notre Dame, Versaille, Giverny - the house and gardens of Monet, the home of St. Terese of Lisieux, the Church of the Miraculous Medal, the beaches of Normandy, St. Michael Abbey, Lourdes and much more. For more information, contact Kathy Ramirez at 447-5185 or kramirez@ carroll.edu POSITIONS OPEN The Good Samaritan Thrift Store has an opening for a Fiscal Manager in their Office. The Fiscal Manager manages and implements fiscal, accounting procedures and policies. This position works under strict timelines and completion dates. Person must possess ability to be flexible and work other assigned projects and duties as necessary, must have working knowledge of bookkeeping and fiscal management and accounting procedures; should be proficient in QuickBooks, Microsoft Office, i0i Payroll and Internet Utilization and have at least 3 years of progressive accounting responsibility. Experience in nonprofit accounting is strongly desired. If interested, please contact Theresa Ortega at 442-0780 or e-mail email@example.com for more information. The Foundation for the Diocese of Helena, a nonprofit organization serving Catholic parishes and ministries with endowment and planned giving services, seeks a full time accountant/office manager. Qualifications include knowledge of accounting principles, strong mathematic skills and ability to analyze data; excellent written and verbal communication skills, be able to multi-task, establish priorities, organize efficiently and respond to requests in a timely fashion. Proficient with accounting and payroll software and Microsoft Office (especially Excel and Word) is essential. More informtion is available at http://www. diocesehelena.org/ or you may contact Jeanne Saarinen at 442-5820, ext. 36 or jsaarinen@dioceseHelena.org.