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St. Mary & St. Charles St. Mary & St. John Parishes · PDF file 2020-06-14 · You Don’t Miss It Until It Is Gone That sentiment is in a number of songs, often...

Jun 13, 2020




  • We Welcome You We welcome you to our parishes and our communities. If you would like to become a member of one of our parishes, please contact the parish office (994-2526- Bloomington or 725-5595-Cassville) to register. For those who are interested in becoming Catholic or returning to the Catholic faith, please contact Fr. John.

    The Sacrament of Reconciliation Fr. John will be available to hear confessions on Mondays from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s, Bloomington and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at St. Charles School Church.

    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 at 994-2435 for St. Mary School or 725-5173 for St. Charles School. 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 Call parish office at 725-5595 to schedule appointments. St. Mary’s Parish Office Hours Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

    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

    [email protected] (Julie M Jentz) [email protected] (Cheryl Junk) Our joint parish website can be found


    June 14, 2020

    The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

    Jesus said: “I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever.” -John 6:51

  • The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ June 14, 2020

    Scripture for the week of June 15, 2020 Monday: 1 Kgs 21:1-16; Ps 5:2-3ab, 4b-7; Mt 5:38-42 Tuesday: 1 Kgs 21:17-29; Ps 51:3-6ab, 11, 16; Mt 5:43-48 Wednesday: 2 Kgs 2:1, 6-14; Ps 31:20, 21, 24; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18 Thursday: Sir 48:1-14; Ps 97:1-7; Mt 6:7-15 Friday: Dt 7:6-11; Ps 103:1-4, 6-8, 10; 1 Jn 4:7-16; Mt 11:25-30 Saturday: 2 Chr 24:17-25; Ps 89:4-5, 29-34; Lk 2:41-51 Sunday: Jer 20:10-13; Ps 69:8-10, 14, 17, 33-35; Rom 5:12-15; Mt 10:26-33

    Saturday Mass Time Fr. John will be following the regular weekend schedule and Mass times. However, the 4:30 p.m. Saturday Mass will be in BLOOMINGTON EVERY SATURDAY until the redecorating of St. Charles Church is completed (in a couple of months). He will have Mass on Sunday morning in St. Charles school gym, but its capacity honoring social distancing is one half the number that can worship at Bloomington. He believes that it is prudent to provide the additional capacity for Saturday afternoon Mass at St. Mary’s, Bloomington until St. Charles Church is open again.   Sharing Our Blessings Thank you to everyone who supports our parishes with their time, talents and financial support! May God continue to bless you for your generosity and kindness. Please pray for the financial health of our parishes and that all members will generously share the many blessings that God has given them with our parishes.

    Fr. John’s Notes FOOD FROM HEAVEN God sustained the people of Israel for forty years in the desert with manna sent down from heaven, and Moses doesn’t want them to forget it. God brought

    forth water from stone for them to drink, and Moses doesn’t want them to forget this, either. And Moses tells them— twice—that the food that God sent was a food that neither they nor their ancestors before them had ever experienced before. Jesus too speaks of food come down from heaven, food that the Jewish people had never experienced before. Recalling the manna in the desert, Jesus doesn’t want them to forget it either, explaining that he is the food and drink of eternal life. And Paul reiterates to the Corinthians and to all of us that in the bread and in the cup, we share in the body and blood of Christ. Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.

    You Don’t Miss It Until It Is Gone That sentiment is in a number of songs, often spoken when we lose something or someone, and it is experienced again and again as our lives change. This spring we lost so much and we missed so many things and it is sad and disorienting. Most Catholics lost the opportunity to receive Holy Communion, the actual Body and Blood of Christ. I was very fortunate. I still could receive Holy Communion at the Masses I had each day and on the weekend. I had a very concrete appreciation for my priesthood when I had Mass by myself. It felt strange without all of you present, but I also felt privileged to be able to offer the Mass for all of you and receive the Body and Blood of Christ. This weekend our scriptures give us a deeper appreciation of the many facets of the gift that Christ is to us through his real presence in the Eucharist. Having been unable to come together for many weeks, let us now thank God for his eucharistic presence with us. Also please know that we have not reached our 25% capacity for Mass attendance at the four churches the last two weekends. If you have hesitated about returning to Mass out of fear that we do not have enough space, please know that there is room and we hope more people will return to our churches for Mass.

    First Communion at St. Mary’s Church, Bloomington We were not able to have First Communion during the Easter Season this year. With great joy, we will celebrate First Holy Communion next Sunday, June 21, during a special noon Mass with the Fist Communicants and their family and friends. We will still have the regular 9:15 a.m. Mass, but I thought it would help make everyone feel safer if we had a separate Mass for First Holy Communion this year. Hopefully, we can resume First Holy Communion on a regularly sched- uled Mass again next year. Some the families will be choosing a later time for their child to celebrate First Holy Communion at a regular weekend or daily Mass. Please pray for our children at the special time in their lives.

    Let us share God’s Many


    To Parish……..5-8% To Diocese……....1% To Charities….1-4%

    Liturgy Schedule :30 Sat. 6/13 4:30 PM Paul Valentine (Bloomington) 8:00 PM All Parishioners (Glen Haven) Sun. 6/14 8:00 AM Bill Martin (Patch Grove) 9:15 AM Leonard & Arlene Schmidt (Bloomington) 10:30AM Deceased members of the Bink & Edith Bausch family (Cassville) Mon. 6/15 8:15 AM Fr. Phil Krogman and Jim & Mary Krogman (Cassville) 8:45-9:30 AM Adoration (Cassville) Tues. 6/16 8:15 AM Bud & Dee Jensen (Cassville) Wed. 6/17 8:15 AM Living and deceased members of the LeRoy & Marilynn Patterson family (Bloomington) Thurs. 6/18 7:30-8:05 AM Adoration (Bloomington) 8:15 AM Lyle Taylor and Diane Guanella (Bloomington) Fri. 6/19 8:15 AM No Mass Sat. 6/20 4:30 PM LaVerne Crubel (Bloomington) 8:00 PM Diane Moris and Walt Hampton (Glen Haven) Sun. 6/21 8:00 AM Deceased members of the Charlie & Cathy Martin family (Patch Grove) 9:15 AM All Parishioners (Bloomington) 10:30AM LaVerne Haas (Cassville) 12:00 PM Fist Holy Communion Mass (Bloomington)

    “Eternal Father I offer you the most precious blood of your divine son Jesus in union with the Masses said throughout the world today for all the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.” Prayer of St. Gertrude for the Souls in Purgatory

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    St. John’s News St. John’s Parish Festival is planned for Saturday, August 15. Save the date and plan to attend this fun

    parish event.