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Jul 10, 2020
We Welcome You: We welcome you to our parishes and our community. If you would like to become a member of one of our parishes, please contact the parish office (994-2526, Bloomington or725-5595, Cassville) to register. For those who are interested in becoming Catholic or returning to the Catholic Church, please contact Fr. John.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation: Fr. John will also be available to hear confessions from 3:45-4:15 p.m. every Saturday at the church that has the 4:30 p.m. Mass. The other times for the sacrament of reconciliation are as follows: St. Mary Church, Bloomington- 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings 7:30 –7:50 a.m. every Thurs. Baptism: May God bless our new parents! Please contact Fr. John to schedule the baptism of your child at your church and to attend a baptismal preparation session.
Marriage: Congratulations on your upcoming marriage! Please call Fr. John at least six months in advance of the wedding. One of the parties must be a practicing Catholic.
Anointing of the Sick: Whenever someone is seriously ill, hospitalized, or is dying, please contact the Bloomington parish office immediately. If you or someone you know is sick and would like to be included in the Mass prayers, please call the parish office.
Vocations: Please contact Fr. John if you or someone you know would like to learn more about becoming a priest, brother, sister, deacon, or lay church minister. Please pray for more vocations to the priesthood and all religious ministries!!!
St. Charles and St. Mary’s School -Faith, Family and Academic Excellence: To register your child, please call Ms. Julie Zenz (St. Mary’s) at 994-2435 or Mr. John O’Connor (St. Charles) at 725-5173. St. Mary and St. Charles Schools admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin.
Bulletin Notices: Please submit bulletin notices in writing to the parish office ([email protected]) on Monday.
St. Charles Parish Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:00 a.m.-noon St. Mary’s Parish Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Our joint parish website can be found at www.swwicatholicparishes.com.
St. Mary & St. Charles St. Mary & St. John Parishes
Rev. John Meinholz P.O. Box 35
Bloomington, WI 53804 608-994-2526 608-725-5595
January 15, 2017
Second Sunday of Ordinary Time January 15, 2017
Scripture for the week of Jan. 16, 2017: Monday: Heb 5:1-10; Ps 110:1-4; Mk 2:18-22 Tuesday: Heb 6:10-20; Ps 111:1-2, 4-5, 9, 10c; Mk 2:23-28 Wednesday: Heb 7:1-3, 15-17; Ps 110:1-4; Mk 3:1-6 Thursday: Heb 7:25 — 8:6; Ps 40:7-10, 17; Mk 3:7-12 Friday: Heb 8:6-13; Ps 85:8, 10-14; Mk 3:13-19 Saturday: Heb 9:2-3, 11-14; Ps 47:2-3, 6-9; Mk 3:20-21 Sunday: Is 8:23 — 9:3; Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14; 1 Cor 1:10-13, 17; Mt 4:12-23 [12-17]
Southwest Wisconsin CEW Weekend: The upcoming Southwest Wisconsin CEW (Christian Experience Weekend) weekends will be held at Sinsinawa Mound Center, Sinsinawa, WI. The women’s weekend will be February 17-19, 2017. The men’s weekend will be February 24-26, 2017. These weekends begin at 7:00 p.m. Friday and end on Sunday at approximately 4:30 p.m.. If you want to do something special for yourself, attend a CEW weekend. Application forms will be available soon in the Church entrance. Weekends fill up fast. Applications will be taken on a first come, first served basis. If you have any questions, contact Ann Droeszler (Cell) 563-542-7205 or Bill Taylor (Cell) 608-778-7920.
New Year Giving: As we celebrate the joy of the New Year, please know that your financial support is deeply appreciated and needed for the operation of our parishes and Catholic schools. God bless!
Fr. John’s Notes: Second Sunday of ordinary Time Today we begin a stretch of Ordinary Time that will last almost two months. Except for today, all of the Sunday Gospels will be from Saint Matthew, and all, including today, will be about
Jesus’ early public ministry. Let us travel with Jesus these coming weeks as he sets out to proclaim the reign of God, eager to listen and learn what it means to be a disciple. THREE MISSIONS: Our first reading is one of the “servant songs” from the book of Isaiah, a song prophetic of Jesus’ ministry of service. Isaiah’s mission is not only to bring back the children of Jacob to gather in Israel; it is also to be “a light to the nations” (Isaiah 49:6). Jesus Christ, as servant, will be the fulfillment of the ancient prophecy and the basis of the new. This Sunday we begin a series of readings from Paul’s letter to the Corinthians. Here Paul is identified by his mission: he is an apostle of Jesus Christ. The church at Corinth to whom he addresses this letter is also identified: it is part of the univer- sal church of God. The Corinthians are called to holiness, as are all Christians. Though the feast of the Baptism of the Lord was celebrat- ed last Monday, today’s Gospel also alludes to the importance of that event. The reading emphasizes that Jesus “outranks” John: his baptism in the Spirit will eradicate sin. Jesus accepts John’s baptism, even though it is he himself who is the Lamb of God. Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co., Inc. Our Mission/Vocation: Through our baptism, God calls us all to live our faith and seek our vocation to become a deacon, priest, religious sister, married or single person. Perhaps God is calling you to the priesthood or consecrated life. Let us have the courage to follow our heart. We are all called to love and serve Him and one another as our true vocation. As we continue to walk in the light of Christ and to serve our Lord with our whole heart, mind and soul, may we be filled with the love of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and seek to forgive all who have hurt us. All Catholics are encouraged to: 1. Take time to pray for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life. 2. Reflect on our own vocation and strengthen our personal relationship with Christ. 3. Educate our young people about the importance of silent prayer and taking time to truly listen to God's voice in our hearts. 4.Talk about vocations with our family members. 5.Attend Mass every Sunday as a family.
Prayer for Vocations: O Father, you desire all of us to be happy.
Stir up the grace of a religious vocation in the hearts of many men and women.
Grant to them the willingness and generosity to give of themselves, their lives, their time and their
talents to the service of Jesus Christ, Your Son, Our Lord and Savior, and to His Holy Church.
May more men and women go forth as priests, deacons, brothers and sisters to bring the truths of our Catholic faith to all others so that soon they, too, may know You better
and love You more... and serving You, be truly happy. Amen.
Liturgy Schedule Sat. 1/14 4:30 PM All Parishioners (Bloomington) 8:00 PM Francis Zimmer (Glen Haven) Sun. 1/15 8:00 AM Betty Mergen (Patch Grove) 9:15 AM Jim Wagner (Bloomington) 10:30 AM John Felder (Cassville)
Mon. 1/16 8:15 AM Dave Wood (Cassville) 8:45-9:30 AM Adoration (St. Charles) Tues. 1/17 8:15 AM Matt Lorscheter (Cassville) Wed. 1/18 8:15 AM Brandon Ketchum (Bloomington) Thurs. 1/19 7:30 AM Adoration & Confessions (Bloomington) 8:15 AM Bill Dickerson (Bloomington) 8:15 AM Martha Esser (Cassville) Fri.. 1/20 8:15 AM Donald Mumm (Bloomington)
Sat. 1/21 4:30 PM All Parishioners (Cassville) 8:00 PM Zachary Ihm (Glen Haven) Sun. 1/22 8:00 AM Living and deceased members of the Charlie & Cathy Martin family (Patch Grove) 9:15 AM Pierce and Anna Patterson (Bloomington) 10:30 AM Marlene Eggler (Cassville)
Let us Share our Blessings from God
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Volunteers Are Needed: We are in need of volunteers at all of our parish- es to help in a variety of ways. Please prayerfully consider how you could help with our Masses, parish groups, schools, and events. On the back of the insert, there is a form for you to fill out and indicate how you can use your time and talents to help make our faith communities ev