March 22, 2015 - Holy Spirit Catholic Church

HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH
Rev. Michael Mac Mahon, Pastor
883-4359
Rev. Vincent Bresowar, Associate Pastor
882-1132
Rev. Paul Choi, Administrator of the
Korean Catholic Community
690-9951
Deacon Sam Dias 715-1190
Deacon Michael Sudnik 604-3374
Deacon Larry Sisterman 881-8938
Deacon Bob Becher 479-5361
MASS SCHEDULE/HORARIO
Saturday/Sabado
Sunday/Domingo
5:00 PM
7:30 AM, 9:00 AM &
11:45 AM
WEEKDAY/DIA EN SEMANA
Mon., Tues, Wed, Thurs., Fri. @ 7:30 AM
Lunes, Martes, Miercoles, Jueves, Viernes
Monday/Lunes
12:00 Noon
Tuesday/Martes
12:00 Noon
Wednesday/Miercoles
7:00 PM
Thursday/Jueves
12:00 Noon
Friday/Viernes
9:00 AM School Mass
(call the office to verify)
RECONCILIATION/CONFESIONES
Office (256)881-4781 Fax (256) 881-5510
625 Airport Road SW
Huntsville, Alabama 35802
E-mail: hschur [email protected] ithsv.com
Website: http://www.holyspirithsv.com
PARISH ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF/OFICINA
8:00 AM-4:30 PM Monday/Lunes-Thursday/Jueves
Friday/Viernes 8:00 AM-1:00 PM
Administrative Assistant
Mar y Walker
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CHRISTIAN FORMATION
Adult Religious Ed. Tr acy Finke ext. 223 or 881-0345
Religious Education Tr acy Finke ext. 223 or 881-0345
Music Ministry
Anne Vasile 881-4781 ext. 219
Lori Lai
882-6483
KOREAN MASS
Thursday & Saturday at 9:30 AM, and
Tuesday & Friday at 7:30 PM, at the Korean Rectory
HISPANIC MINISTRY/MINISTERIO HISPANO
The Hispanic Ministry Office is located in the Parish Life Center next to
the Nursery. It is open Monday through Friday 10:30am to 3:00 pm.
256-881-2211 or [email protected]
Hispanic Community Mass
Sundays 2:00 PM
Children/Adult Catechism
Sundays 10:15-11:30 AM
Baptismal Preparation Classes First Sunday of the Month
4:00 PM Multipurpose Room
Nuestra Comunidad Hispana celebra la Santa Misa todos los Domingos a las 2:00 pm. Ninos/Adultos Catecismo cada domingo a las
10:15 am y Clases Bautismo de preparacion son los primeros domingos del mes a las 4 de la tarde en el salon junto a la oficina.
4:00-4:45 PM Saturday & by appointment.
HOLY DAY MASS SCHEDULE
6:30 AM, 9:00 AM , 12:00 Noon & 6:00 PM
BULLETIN NOTICES
Send Bulletin Notices to
[email protected] (subject to approval)
Deadline for notices Tuesday at Noon.
HOLY SPIRIT REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Terrance Golden, Principal 881-4852 ext. 103
BOOKSTORE HOURS
POPE JOHN PAUL II CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL
Vince Aquila, Principal 430-1760 ext. 101
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
8:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
March 22, 2015
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Rest in Peace!
Lil Rodeen
Mary Buckley
WELCOME!...
HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH...
...invites everyone to “...full, conscious, and active participation” in the sacred liturgy. We hope you will join us
in lifting our hearts and voices to God!
Mass Intentions
THE VESTIBULE...
...is the place for meeting old friends and greeting visitors! Reverence and quiet are expected in the church!
Please turn off cell phones and beepers.
March 23 ~ March 29, 2015
Monday
7:30 AM
12:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM
12:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM
7:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM
12:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
Saturday
5:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM
9:00 AM
11:45 AM
AT HOLY COMMUNION…
… it is appropriate to make a sign of reverence, a bow or
a genuflection, before you receive Communion. To maintain the flow of the Communion procession, please make
the sign of reverence while the person in front of you receives Communion. If you choose to receive Holy Communion in your hand, please do not reach for the host, but
present your palm, flat out and high enough to receive
Communion. Intinction is not permitted.
INFANTS, TODDLERS, AND CHILDREN…
...are welcome at Mass. Anytime they become restless
you may take them to the nursery. Our infant and toddler
nurseries are open during the 9:00 AM and 11:45 AM
Masses for children 6 mos.-4 years.
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Anna Neupert
Kelvin Wang
Smitty Wilcox
Thomas O’Connor
Meryal Smith
Agueda Damian Duenas
Christiane Jenrath
Joe Greco
The Chapuran Family
NO SCHOOL MASS
Ann Francis
Parishioners
Angie Aurigemma
Clifton Howard
Hospital Care: If you or a member of your family ar e sick
or in the hospital and need Deacon Mike Sudnik, please call
him at 604-3374. If you need a Priest, you may call Fr. Mike
at 883-4359 or Fr. Vincent Bresowar at 882-1132, day or night.
INFORMATION…
...please take a bulletin as you leave church. In it you will
find all the information you need to be an active Catholic
at Holy Spirit Catholic Church…
AGAIN WELCOME!...
Sue Ellen Adams
Willie Albanes
Stephanie Anderson
Pat Andreoni
Christine Baker
Nancy Bertrand
Terri Bianca
Zachary Brogdon
Rebecca Brunty
Shea Butler
Doris Cassedy
D. James Chambers
Cathleen Chappell
Lisa Citrano
Sam Citrano
Mabel Clemons
Shirl Cola
Brent Crow
Pris Dance
Bulletin available on the web at holyspirithsv.com
PLEASE JOIN US! If you attend Holy Spirit
Church on a regular basis and have not registered
with the Parish, we invite you to do so. Complete
the following information and drop it in the offertory basket and someone will contact you to help
with the registration.
If you have moved or changed phone numbers,
please let us know!
NAME_____________________________
Brenda David
Lisa deVuyst
Greg Denton
Jean Duhon
Maria Drejewski
Elaine Ellingsen
Leslie Enright
Wil Etbauer
DAYTIME PHONE__________________
LECTORS March 21-22
5:00 p P. Krakus (OT) — K. Lozen (NT)
7:30 a E. Phillips (OT) — O. Fadul (NT)
9:00 a E. Sanders (OT) — B. McCoy (NT)
11:45 a L. Wang (OT) — P. Anderson (NT)
LECTORS March 28-29 Palm Sunday
5:00 p Bob Clopp (OT) — Bob Dineen (NT and “Voice”)
7:30 a Eileen Phillips (OT)—Chuck Higgins (NT & “Voice”)
9:00 a (OT) Carrie Turner — Eric Sanders (NT and “Voice”)
11:45 a (OT) Maia Kennedy — Vicki Pape (NT and “Voice”)
Joyce Fontenot
Monica Gan
Martha Gould
Amos Green
Beverly Guest
Joan Hart
Isidro Hermosillo
NoahHermosillo
Alan Himbaugh
Katie Hunt
Beverly Hunter
Billy Jenkins
Stan Johns
Holly (Rebman)Johnson
Joanna Johnson
Colleen Kleiber
Moonyean Klueger
Rita & Ken Knowles
Milly Kuszynski
Suzanne Lancaster
Vince Lanzillo
Carey Link
Bill Lorson
Mark Magnet
Caitlyn Man
Barbara Marfenski
Patricia Morea
Rebecca Morgan
Kathryn Neill
Estelle Owen
Bernie Parr
Elizabeth Restey
Braelyn Richardson
Patrick Riley
Hazel Rogers
Margaret Roth
Katie Ofenloch Sanders
Mark Schmidt
Tonya Seabrooke
Bob Seguin
Nancy Seguin
Rosemarie Smith
Skip Songy
Virginia Stitt
Sr. Mary Lou Talmon
J.D. Tillman
Catherina Tjitra
Rose Marie Tolley
Kristin Etbauer Wiener
Michael Wilks
Ellie Yancey
Vanessa Young
March 28 —Altar Duty
Michelle Vandergrift & Bett DeLong
Purificator Laundering
March 22 — Victoria Sutherland
March 29 — Mary Ellen O’Halloran
April 5 — Marlene & Lou Galipeau
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Our Week In Review
Monday
March 23
Tuesday
March 24
Wednesday
March 25
Thursday
March 26
Friday
March 27
Saturday
March 28
Palm Sun.
March 29
2015 NOONTIME RECITAL SERIES
AMERICAN GUILD OF ORGANISTS
Concerts begin at 12:10 PM & end by 12:50 PM
RCIA 6:15p PLC
St. Vincent dePaul Mtg. 9:30a LIB
March 26: Tr inity Methodist
Cenacle Rosar y 9:00a LIB
Lenten Soup Dinner 5:30p
Kair os 5:30p PLC
Queen R econciliation 6:30p
St. Vincent de Paul Mtg. 7:00p MP
K of C Fish Fry 5:00p
Spanish Stations of the Cr oss 6:00p
English Stations of the Cross 7:00p
For sythe Baptism 6:15p
No Charge! All are welcome!
PARISH BREAKFAST!
Sunday, March 29
8:30 am —11:00 am
Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Hash-brown Casserole,
Bacon, Sausage and Fruit Cocktail
Tickets: $6 per person or $25 for the whole family
Sponsored by the Holy Spirit Knights of Columbus
Council 764.
Masses: 7:00/9:00/11:45 AM
KofC Br eakfast
Rel. Ed. Classes
Understanding Alzheimer’s and
Dementia Care Seminars
Join Senior Helpers as we welcome nationally renowned dementia expert TEEAPA SNOW!
Our Parish News
From the Library……. In Poland before he
became Pope John Paul II, Karol Wojtyla
wrote a play, later issued as a book, then as a
movie. The Jeweller's (sic) Shop tells the story of
two couples who meet tragedy, troubled marriage,
and worries about the next generation. Their lives
cross more than once. Ditto the strange jeweler from
which they bought their rings -- he calls the rings
symbols of love and lasting unity. The DVD version
now in the Library is in English. It stars Ben Cross,
Olivia Hussey, and in one of his last film appearances, Burt Lancaster as the jeweler.
Session 1
Monday, April 6, 2015
From 6pm-8pm – Free of charge
Teepa’s Topic–“Dementia 360Session 2
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
From 10am-1pm – Earn CEU’s for Nursing,
Administrators and Social Workers
Before 3/31/15
$40 for CEU Attendees/$30 for Non-CEU
Attendees at the door on the day of the event.
Lenten Fish Dinners The Knights of Columbus
Council 764 are hosting Fish Dinners on Fridays
during Lent. Dinners are available for take-out or
join your fellow parishioners and dine in at the Parish Life Center from 5 – 7 PM. Cost is $8 for adults
and $5 for children, with a family maximum of $30.
Proceeds support the Knights’ charitable activities.
Enjoy a good meal and fellowship prior to visiting
the Stations of the Cross.
Both events at Holy Spirit Catholic Church
in the Parish Life Center
To register for this event E-mail:
[email protected] or call 256-650-2982
New Parishioners
FOOD PANTRY ITEMES NEEDED! Please
help with the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. Certain items are low or no longer available to give to
our clients. Foods needed now: canned fruit, jelly,
and hot or cold cereal.
Michael & Christina Fields
400 Curtis Dr. 35803
Jefferson & Elizabeth Hinely
Megan, Joseph, Emma, Mary
9001 Randall Rd. 35802
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Parents Night Out
(fundraiser for summer Youth Conference)
Friday, April 10
6 to 10 pm
$10 per child / $30 per family
Pizza and snacks provided
Children up to 5th grade are welcome
Your continued support is greatly appreciated
RSVP: (256)882-6483 or [email protected]
Daily Reflections
Sunday: “I shall accept whatever they will do to
me, provided they save the child.” St. Gianna
Molla. In 1962, St. Gianna, a doctor, died giving
birth to her 4th child. St. Gianna, pray for us that
we may imitate your selfless love.
Monday: She and her whole household wer e
baptized (Acts 16:19). Baptism shows that we are
always called to give a “yes” to life. Lord, I welcome each and every person you have chosen to
create.
Tuesday: And the Wor d was made flesh and
dwelled among us (Jn 1:14). Lord Jesus, you lived
for nine months within the body of the Virgin Mary.
Give success to the effort of all who believe in your
incarnation to protect every life in the womb.
Wednesday: Even if my father and my mother
abandon me, the Lord will gather me up (Ps 27:10).
Blessed Margaret of Castello (13th century) is the
patron of the unwanted. When her parents saw she
was badly deformed they refused to give her a name
and abandoned her. Blessed Margaret, pray that we
may speak up for the unwanted.
Church Finance Report
July thru Feb 2015 Weekly Collections
$1,046,663
Program Revenue, Reimbursements & Int.
38,433
Income
$1,085,096
Development Fund Donations
Expenses
$122,807
$1,178,175
One Voice Collection - YTD
One Voice Expenses - YTD
Thursday: I put to death and I br ing to life
(Deut 32:39). There is no obligation to take every
single treatment to prolong life, water and nourishment must always be given. Grant your peace, O
Lord, to all who will die today.
$4,160
$18,514
Perpetual Adoration Chapel
The following hours are open:
Monday: 12 noon
Friday: I have come to call not the r ighteous,
but sinners (Mk 2:17). Some abortion supporters
seek “common ground” with Pro-Lifers. There can
be no compromise about abortion, but there should
always be room for discussion. Lord, teach us the
wisdom of dialogue that does not compromise, and
of respect that does not equate evil with good.
For more information, to schedule an hour, or to
obtain the keypad code for late night/early morning
entry, contact one of the following Chapel Commitee members: Bob Dineen, 256-880-0221,
Pete Robert, 256-882-0033,
Malen Colberg, (Spanish) 256-650-5194 or
Maritza Holland (Spanish) 808-551-2901.
Saturday: Shout it aloud. Raise your voice like
a trumpet. In order to give voice to the voiceless
and to reach the number of people we need to reach,
we must sometimes be in the spotlight. Lord, teach
me that humility does not mean I am always hidden,
but rather that I am always exactly where you need
me to be.
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
R
C If you are interested in becoming Catholic
I please contact the Office of Religious
A Education and speak with Tracy Finke our
Director 256-881-0345 or email
[email protected]
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Youth Activity
Religious Education
Lori Lai 256-882-6483
[email protected]
Tracy Finke 881-0345
Confirmation Interviews:
Confirmation Interviews will take place the week of
April 13th through the 16th in the church offices.
Please call Judy Rebman or Tracy Finke to schedule
a 15 minute interview for your Confirmation Candidate.
has
been mailed. Please refer to the mailed schedule.
Website: http://holyspirithsv.com/?page_id=2578
Middle School (6-8th grade): Sundays 4-5:30 PM
Our Next Confirmation Session is Scheduled for
April 22
Our next Confirmation Session is scheduled for
Wednesday, April 22nd from 6:00 to 8:30 pm in the
school auditorium. Please enter the doors under the
veranda in the back parking lot of the school to the
left of the gym. Parents, please have your Candidate
arrive by 5:50 pm in order to get a drink and a snack
and be ready to begin at 6pm.
High School (9-12th grade):
following the 11:45 am Mass from 1 pm to 3pm.
Wednesday thru Friday, 3-6:00 PM
Youth Room Open to 9th thru 12 graders.
Come study or just hang out!
Confirmation will take place on Fr iday, Apr il 24th
at 7pm. Candidates and Sponsors need to arrive to
the Parish Hall by 6pm.
Confirmation Practice:
Practice for Confirmation will take place Thursday, April 23rd at 5:30 pm. Candidates and Sponsors
should arrive at the Parish Hall by 5:30 pm ready for
practice. Please do not be late. Allow 2 hours for
practice. The Sacrament of Reconciliation will be
offered after practice as all Candidates need to be in
a State of Grace for Confirmation. If a sponsor can’t
make it for practice, a parent should take the sponsor’s place.
High School:
April 25 - Group Swing Dance Night
July 10-12 - Stuebenville Atlanta
(Final Payment is due!!)
Volunteer/Service Opportunities:
March 31 thru April 4 Easter Surprise Preparations
April 5 - Easter Surprise Volunteers needed
April 10 - Parents Night Out Volunteers needed
First Communion Retreat:
The First Communion Retreat will take place on
Friday, April 17th from 6:00 to 8:30 pm in the Parish
Life Center. Please sign your child in leaving a
phone number where you can be reached and help
him or her pin on a nametag.
Please turn in your child’s form entitled “I Know
My Prayers” the night of the retreat verifying that
your child does indeed know the required prayers for
First Communion.
First Communion Picture orders can be turned in
the night of the retreat as well.
Youth Mass Dates thru May 2015:
Sunday 11:45 AM Masses:
April 19
Teen Peer Leadership Group Meeting
Monday, March 30th at 6pm
All High School Youth interested in teen peer leadership are welcome to attend. Dinner provided.
First Communion:
First Communion will take place on Sunday, May 3rd
at 4:30 pm. All children need to arrive to the Parish
Hall by 4:00 pm. Individual pictures will be taken in
the church by the Tabernacle starting at 3:00 pm.
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Fr. Barron illuminates with conviction that Jesus of Nazareth is the
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Have you ever felt disillusioned about your faith and filled with
doubt? Matthew Kelly will take you on the adventure of a lifetime
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In this vastly popular talk, Fr. Gaitley describes the "second greatest story ever told" - a story that encompasses Divine Mercy, the
life of Blessed Pope John Paul II, and the crucial role that Marian
Consecration can play in your life. Fr. Michael Gaitley is a priest in
the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception.
Dr. Scott Hahn explains through his legendary testimony how he
was militantly anti-Catholic but self-driven to seek the truth. This
ultimately led him into the Catholic Church. He soon became an
ardent defender of the Faith and one of its most passionate promoters.
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He shares valuable insights into the beauty of the Catholic Church
and its claim to contain the fullness of the deposit of faith given by
Christ.
Jeff Cavins explores and responds to some of the reasons why so
many people have left the Catholic Church for evangelical Christianity. As he presents the story of his return to Catholicism, Cavins
also builds a case for why the Catholic Church is the Church founded by Christ.
Stephen Ray was raised in a devout, loving, Baptist family. In this
presentation, he shares his amazing conversion to Catholicism and
explains why he is convinced it is the Church founded by Christ
over 2000 years ago.
Inspiring speaker Fr. Larry Richards presents exciting and powerful
insights into the history, spirituality, and biblical foundations of the
Liturgy of the Eucharist. He opens the door for us to enter more
profoundly into this most perfect prayer and unite our offering with
that of the priest. This will change the way you experience this
most sacred of all mysteries, the source and summit of our lives.
Dr. Scott Hahn presents the historical and biblical origins of the
Sacrament of Penance (Reconciliation). He provides an important
guide for new Catholics, a source of renewal for "old hands", and a
challenge to all of us to deepen our relationship with Christ through
regular use of the Sacrament of Penance.
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All Eucharistic Ministers and Homebound Ministers of Communion
are expected to attend Mass on Holy
Thursday during which they will be
re-commissioned for another year of
service in the Lord.
“Come Back to Me with All Your Heart”
LENTEN SCHEDULE
WEDNESDAYS OF LENT
“Sacrificial Meal” @ 5:30 PM
in the Parish Life Center
Soup & Bread Provided.
Please Bring a salad to share!!!
Family Mass @ 7:00 PM
MASS 7:00 PM, APRIL 2
FRIDAYS OF LENT
Stations of the Cross
School Children K-4 at 2:00 PM
School Children 5-8 at 2:30 PM
Stations of the Cross & Benediction 7:00 PM
Mass 5:00 PM Saturday night Vigil
Mass 7:00 AM
Mass 9:00 AM
Mass 11:45 AM
HOLY WEEK
Holy Thursday
(no morning Mass)
The Lord’s Supper Mass 7:00 PM
Good Friday
(no morning Mass)
Stations of the Cross 3:00 PM
Good Friday Service 7:00 PM
Holy Saturday
Reconciliation-10 AM-12 noon
Easter Vigil Mass 8:00 PM
(no 5:00 Vigil Mass)
PENANCE SERVICES
Our Lady, Queen of the Universe Church
Thursday, March 26
6:30 PM
St. John’s Church - Madison
Monday, March 30
5:00-8:00 PM
Holy Spirit Penance Service
Tuesday, March 31
7:00 PM
EASTER
Sunrise Mass 6:30 AM (Church)
Mass 9:00 AM
Mass 11:45 AM
Children’s Easter SURPRISE at 10:30
No Nursery
SEDER MEAL
5:30 PM - Wednesday, April 1
Mass 7:00 PM
(seating is limited to 275)
Meat, chicken and dessert provided.
Please bring the following to serve at
least 8:
A-F rice/pasta/potatoes
G-Q salad
R-Z vegetable
Volunteers Needed!
Please call Jackie Wilcox at 858-9952
For Reservations
Please call 881-4781 ext. “0”
Reservation deadline:
Friday, March 27
Nursery Provided!!!
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Saint John Paul II Catholic
High School
256-430-1760
www.jp2falcons.org
Contact Mrs. Kathleen Tetzlaff, Admissions Dir., to
schedule a tour. www.jp2falcons.org/admissions
Troop AL7361
AHG Mission
“Building women of integrity through service to God,
family, community, and country”
Holy Spirit Regional
Catholic School
256-881-4852
American Heritage Girls is a Christ-centered
character development scouting program for girls
ages 5 - 18. Our troop, AL7361, meets on
Sunday afternoons twice a month.
A National BLUE RIBBON School Winner 2013!
For more information:
[email protected] | http://www.ahg-al7361.org
http://www.ahgonline.org
“The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make
ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of
the Scout Oath and Law.”
Interested in working with children? Giving back to
the school? We are seeking Substitute Teachers!
Please call Sondra at 256-881-4852.
Cub Scout Pack 361
Cub Scouting is for boys in the 1st – 5th grades,
or 7 to 10 years of age.
Meets every 1st Tuesday evening at 6:30pm
Holy Spirit School Auditorium
http://hspack361.com/
POC Mar y Zur insky, Cubmaster (256)-698-5141
[email protected]
Stephen Ministry
Where will I find someone to call
when I feel like my back is against the wall?
Where will I find someone to share
the brokenness my soul does bear?
Where will I find someone who will understand,
who will listen and maybe hold my hand?
Where will I find someone to help me pray
that I'll get through another day?
Where will I find someone who will help me see,
I'm not alone, it's not just me?
someone I could even call a friend?
Where will I find a Christian brother or sister,
that would be my Stephen Minister?
To request a Stephen Minister, please call
Lee or Kathy Heckman @ 489-7389 or Carolyn
Brunty @ 256-683-7015.
You will be paired with a Stephen Minister of the
same gender who will meet with you to provide a
listening ear and to offer prayer support during this
difficult time of your life. All information will be
kept confidential. Please call today with any
questions or concerns.
Fr. Michael Adams & Fr. Jim Hedderman
Birthday: March 16
Fr. Doug Vu Bir thday: Mar ch 19
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Holy Family Regional School, 4k-8th grade
A dynamic, Christ-centered leader is needed to serve
as principal at Holy Family Regional School in
Huntsville, AL. The ideal candidate will be skilled in
curriculum/instruction, sound leadership, management, and finance. A Master's degree in Education
(or related field, Alabama Administrator Certification, teaching experience, administrative experience,
and demonstrated leadership ability are preferred.
The new principal is expected to bring energy and
enthusiasm to growing enrollment and create a welcoming atmosphere for our current and prospective
families. Candidate must be a practicing Roman
Catholic. Fluency in Spanish is a plus. Interested
and qualified candidates should submit (1) letter of
introduction, addressing the requirements/skills
listed above; (2) resume; (3) names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of four professional references; and (4) statement addressing Catholic Educational Leadership Philosophy to:
The Rev. Joseph P. Lubrano, S.D.S
Canonical Pastor of Holy Family Regional School
Attn: Principal Search Committee
2300 Beasley Avenue Huntsville, AL 35816
[email protected]
COMMUNITY NEWS
Mar. 28 (Sat.) The Father Jeremiah F. Trecy Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians is hosting a St. Patrick’s Social for Potential Members and
their Families in North Alabama parishes at 6PM at
the Maggie McGuinness Pub and includes live Irish
music by Bourbon & Shamrocks and a variety of
Irish food and drinks. The Hibernians are the most
prominent Irish Catholic charitable and fraternal organization in the country with membership throughout the U.S. The Hibernians motto and primary mission is to promote "Friendship, Unity and Christian
Charity." Membership is available to males age 16
and over, who are Roman Catholic and Irish by descent or birth. We hold monthly meetings. Please
contact Michael Bollinger to RSVP and for address
at [email protected] or (256) 5292173. For more information: http://
www.huntsvilleaoh.com.
April 18 (Sat.) Magnificat Prayer Luncheon
At Prince of Peace Deasy Hall, 4600 Preserve Pkwy,
Hoover, from 11:30-2:30. Tickets are $10 and are
available by calling #205-680-6007. Ticket sales end
on Wednesday, April 15. NO tickets sold at door.
Catholic Cruise to Alaska
Come and sail away on a 7-night Catholic Alaska
Cruise with Fr. John Soltis, September 12-19th on
Holland America Westerdam out of Seattle, WA.
Ports of Call: Juneau; Glacier Bay; Sitka; Ketchikan;
Victoria, British Columbia; Seattle, WA. Prices
begin at $2316 for two passengers which includes all
port fees and taxes. Daily Mass offered. Deposits of
only $350/person will reserve your cabin. For further info or to register, contact Doug or Eileen at 860
-399-1785 [email protected]
Catholic Family Services is Available to You!
Catholic Family Services provides Individual, Family, and Marriage Counseling, as well as, Adoption
Services and Infant Foster Care in a Christian setting. All ages and religions served. No insurance
filing and fees are sliding-scale. Pregnancy Counseling and Post Abortion Counseling are always
free. Offices are located at: 1010 Church Street,
Huntsville, AL 35801. For more information call
Michele Rivard, LCSW, PIP Regional Director, at
(256) 536-0073.
Did you find the needle?
March 15 - pg. 3, in the graphic on the bottom of the page, beneath the 2nd snowman
Somewhere in this Bulletin a needle is hiding.
See if you can find it!
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Invest just five minutes a day, and your faith
will deepen and grow—a day at a time.
from Da Vinci to Fra Angelico to Jan van Eyck and others,
all trying to capture what it means to be overshadowed by
the Holy Spirit: the meeting of God and the ordinary human person. The paintings show a range of emotions in
Mary, what any of us would feel when God asks something of us: fear, uncertainty, humble acceptance. With or
without angels, God is daily entrusting the mission of
Christ to your hands. How do you usually respond? What
about today?
TODAY’S READINGS: Isaiah 7:10-14; 8:10; Hebrews 10:4-10; Luke 1:26-38 (545). “How can
this be?”
THURSDAY, M ARCH 26
LENTEN WEEKDAY
What’s beyond the rainbow?
The books of the Old Testament present a number of covenants between God and the patriarchs—Abraham, Moses, and David all have their moment. But perhaps most
interesting is the first covenant God makes, in the story of
the flood, because that one is with every living creature, a
covenant, says God, “between me and the earth.” The
rainbow covenant promised protection against destruction
by flood. Have we made a similar covenant with the earth,
promising not to destroy through polluting, deforesting,
and overdeveloping? We survived the flood thanks to
God’s covenant. The next covenant depends on us.
TODAY’S READINGS: Genesis 17:3-9; John 8:51-59
(254). “Whoever keeps my word will never see
death.”
FRIDAY, M ARCH 27
LENTEN WEEKDAY; DAY OF ABSTINENCE
It’s not too late
So maybe this has been the richest, most faithful, most
spiritually rewarding Lent of your life. Or maybe your early
resolutions to pray more, eat less, be kind all fell apart like
a house of cards the day after Ash Wednesday. Be not
afraid: There’s still time to get your spiritual act together
and make this a Lent to remember. Spiritual renewal is
not about attaining perfection, but about putting yourself
in the hands of grace. Confession is a place to begin. Ask
for what you need in prayer. Trust in God, not yourself.
God is a much better bet!
TODAY’S READINGS: Jeremiah 20:10-13; John
10:31-42 (255). “The Lord is with me, like a
mighty champion.”
SATURDAY, M ARCH 28
LENTEN WEEKDAY
“They’re into the final turn”
Take a deep breath—with Palm Sunday on the way and
Holy Week ahead, you’re in the home stretch to Easter.
Maybe your life this Lent resembled a road race, complete with bumps and dents and a few hairpin turns.
That’s all behind you now. Take a deep breath today, let it
all go, and look toward the horizon of hope. That is what
Easter is all about. It pulls us forward toward what we
think is the finish line, only to discover when the checkered flag comes down that we were winners all along!
TODAY’S READINGS: Ezekiel 37:21-28; John 11:4556 (256). “Now the Passover of the Jews was
near.”
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SUNDAY, M ARCH 22, 2015
FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT; THIRD SCRUTINY OF
THE ELECT
The voice of the Lord is our escape
Each time we pray the Lord’s Prayer, we ask God to
“Deliver us from evil.” Although we don’t think about it,
this is technically an exorcism: an invocation against the
spirit of evil in the world. The three Scrutinies of the Elect
are not simply opportunities for a long, searching examination of the heart in preparation for Easter. The Scrutinies are also meant to strengthen those who are new in
faith against the lure of sin, described as “a horror” and “a
shackle.” Like Lazarus, we all need to “come out!” of that
darkness and into saving grace.
TODAY’S READINGS: Year A: Ezekiel 37:12-14; Romans 8:8-11; John 11:1-45 (34). “So Jesus said
to them, ‘Untie him and let him go.’ ”
MONDAY, M ARCH 23
FEAST OF TURIBIUS OF MOGROVEJO, BISHOP
Let’s get a move on!
“Turibius the Tireless” could be the nickname of today’s
saint. As a Spanish missioner and later bishop in 16thcentury colonial Peru, he traversed a 176,000-squaremile diocese—three times—to attend to those in his
charge. His favorite saying is one we do well to keep in
mind: “Time is not our own, and we must give a strict account of it.” Keep a simple time log for a week, and you’ll
learn something about your priorities. You might be surprised by how much time is frittered away. Not that downtime is all bad, mind you—relaxing and recreating are also part of God’s plan. But keep in mind that time is a nonrenewable resource. How will you spend your precious
allotment?
TODAY’S READINGS: Deuteronomy 13:1-9, 15-17,
19-30, 33-62; John 8:1-11 (251). “Let the one
among you who is without sin be the first to throw
a stone at her.”
TUESDAY, M ARCH 24
LENTEN WEEKDAY
Spoken for
“Each one of you has to be God’s microphone. Each one
of you has to be a messenger, a prophet.” These fateful
words of Archbishop Oscar Romero, martyred this day in
1980, speak of what it means to be a person of faith.
Faith must be lived out. Romero advocated for the rights
and dignity of those who were materially poor. He
preached the gospel by how he lived. His life broadcast
the Good News, calling others to lives of holiness and
humility. Your life can speak volumes, too; it’s simply a
matter of letting God make of you a microphone.
TODAY’S READINGS: Numbers 21:4-9; John 8:2130 (252). “The one who sent me is with me.”
WEDNESDAY, M ARCH 25
SOLEMNITY OF THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD
That’s the spirit
“Hail Mary, full of grace! The Lord is with you.” Those
familiar and beloved words are the core of today’s celebration. The Annunciation is a favorite subject of artists
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MARRIAGE
Arrangements for weddings must be made six
months in advance with our priests. A Marriage
Preparation Class is required.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
If you are ill and would like to receive the Sacrament of the Sick and/or the Eucharist please contact
the parish office to make arrangements.
Contact parish office prior to hospitalization,
surgery or during illness.
Baptism Preparation Class
For parents and godparents, April 8 —7:00 PM in
the Multi Purpose Room of the Parish Life Center.
Please call the parish office to make a reservation so
we can plan for you! 256-881-4781 “0”
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL #764
Grand Knight
Deputy Grand Knight
Brian Lagasse
Tim Karigan
650-5515
883-4325
Parish Ministries & Contact Persons
ADMINISTRATIVE
Adopt-A-Plot
Communications
Data Entry
Money Counters
Pastoral Council
Print Shop & Mailing
Wedding Coordinator
Ava Joly
Michael Rafferty
Joe Hodges
Pat Carrigan
Jon Hollihan
Hugo Jenrath
883-0016
539-2165
880-0211
882-1911
882-2666
881-4781
Beginning Experience
Voice Mail 837-8375
Catholic Family Services
1010 Church Street
536-0073
Catholic Women of the Diocese of Birmingham
Carol Chapuran
882-0655
Christ Renews His Parish (CRHP) Christina Spradlin
698-8679
Cursillo in Christianity
Bob McCoy
532-1991
Interfaith Mission Service
Ken Knowles
533-5913
KAIROS Prison Ministry
Deacon Sam Dias
715-1190
Knights of Columbus #764
http:/www.kofc764.com
Ladies’ Auxiliary #764
Cindy Adams
682-7508
Meals on Wheels
Jonathan Duerr
489-9469
Our Lady’s Prayer Group
Debbie Cvitan
881-3874
Pro-Life
Gisela Dyer
885-1786
Adult Education & Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults—RCIA
Tracy Finke
881-0345
Faith Formation - Ages 3 thru grade 12
Tracy Finke
881-0345
Focus
Kyle Becher
ext. 220 881-4781
Vacation Bible School
Tracy Finke
881-0345
Hispanic Ministry Coordinator Maria Jose Bonilla 881-4781 ext. 225
Secretary
Martha Barragan
881-2211
SOCIAL JUSTICE
Haiti Parish Twinning Program
Bob McCoy
Habitat for Humanity
Marianne Higgins
MUSIC
Anne Vasile
ext. 219 881-4781
Dr. Rebecca Whited 1-256-620-7925
[email protected]
Joni Boulet
519-2993
Anne Vasile
ext. 219 881-4781
Altar Servers
Eucharistic Ministers
Lectors
Altar Linens
Sacristans
468-2754
828-2548
881-0345
882-0888
883-0835
882-3414
880-9765
YOUTH
Boy Scouts
Cub Scouts
American Heritage Girls
Youth Ministry
HOLY SPIRIT CHURCH TELEPHONE DIRECTORY
Fr. Michael Mac Mahon
Fr. Vincent Bresowar
Anne Vasile
Tracy Finke
Religious Ed (School)
216
217
219
223
249
532-1991
653-1843
Ministry to the Sick and Homebound
Michael Sudnik
604-3374
[email protected]
Society of St.Vincent DePaul Jason Poyer
881-1526
Stephen Ministry
Lee or Kathy Heckman
489-7389
Carolyn Brunty
683-7015
LITURGY
Heather Dixson
Michelle Vandergrift
Tracy Finke
Lynne Greco
Vicki Pape
Connie Beveridge
Pat Osborn
881-4781
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
HISPANIC OFFICE
Altar Guild
ext. 0
Bookstore
Jeanne King
881-1385
Holy Spirit Travel Club
Sandy Wells
ext. 3661 880-9140
Hospitality Committee
Debra Kibler
714-3468
Nursery
Beth Jerman
270-4645
Parish Life Center Library Dexter Nilsson
881-6366
Perpetual Adoration of the Eucharist
Bob Dineen
880-0221
Pete Robert
882-0033
Malen Colberg (Spanish)
650-5194
Maritza Holland(Spanish) 808-551-2901
Jason Poyer
881-1526
Widowed Group
Hugo Jenrath
682-1694
Our Lady’s Rosary Makers Ann Digesu
881-0863
Pat Scroggins
881-9228
COMMUNITY
Adult Choirs
St. Cecilia Choir and
St. Gregory Youth Choir
St. Nicholas Choir
Youth Mass Ensemble
Mary Walker
PARISH LIFE
Deacon Mike Sudnik
Kyle Becher
Judy Rebman
Hugo Jenrath
Disaster Relief
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Pat Tobbe
Mary Zurinsky
Anella Brolliar
Lori Lai
883-9045
698-5141
[email protected]
882-6483
881-4781 + extension
Nursery
Bookstore
Martha Barragan
Maria Jose Bonilla
Julie Kellogg
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225
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