Rediscover Catholicism Book Program

We had a overwhelming turnout for our first session on the Rediscover Catholicism book program with over 25 people in attendance.  I have attached the link to the video, Rediscover the Genius of Catholicism that was shown at the opening of our group session in case would like to re-watch or share with others.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2jjahSJnME

The second session will be held on Friday, 23 Feb following the Stations of the Cross in the parish center.  All are welcome to join us.  We have more books along with the discussion topic questions available that are sitting on the table at the back of church.  Just help yourself.  For the second session you are asked to read pages 67 to 124.

I will be posting updates and other information throughout the next 6 weeks so please be sure to check our website frequently.  We looking forward to seeing everyone!

 

Catholic Schools Week 2018

Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States. Schools typically observe the week with Masses, open houses and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to Church, local communities and the nation.

This year’s theme is Catholic Schools: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.

 

 

Messenger Subscription/Renewal Weekend

Messenger SubscriptionlRenewal Weekend is February 3 & 4, 2018. Please stay connected” through a subscription to The Messenger. Please make your check payable to The Messenger and place in the special envelope in your contribution envelope packet/box. Subscription cost: Print $25, Electronic $25, Both $30.

You can also use the link to subscribe on-line to the paper or electronic copy.

http://bellevillemessenger.org/

 

Cosgrove’s Kitchen

Aluminum pans will be distributed for the Cosgrove’s Kitchen Casseroles on Jan 13 & 14, 2018. Cosgrove’s Soup Kitchen located in East St. Louis was established more than 30 years ago and has been an important ministry serving those suffering from the effects of poverty in this community: children, the elderly, the homeless, the mentally and physically disabled and the working poor.

You will receive a variety of recipes to choose from and will be available with the pans. Prepare and freeze your casserole in the 9×13 aluminum pan. The frozen casseroles will be returned to church the weekend of Jan. 27 & 28. Thank you for your support!

See link below for more information on Cosgrove’s Soup Kitchen.

https://www.svdpsouthil.org/cosgrove-kitchen.html

Contribution Envelopes for 2018

Please remember to pick up your box of contribution envelopes for 2018 in the back of church.  Thanks for helping us save postage!

Special Thanks from Community Link – Jesse Tree

THE STAFF AND MOSTLY PARTICIPANTS OF COMMUNITY LINK WISH TO THANK YOU ALL WHO PURCHASED ITEMS FROM THE JOSHUA TREE THIS YEAR.  YOU ALL WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND ONCE AGAIN! YOUR KINDNESS DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON IS A BLESSING.  WE POSTED SOME PHOTOS ON OUR COMMUNITY LINK FACEBOOK PAGE IF INTERSTED PLEASE LIKE OUR PAGE.  BIG THANK YOU TO LINDA FOWLER FOR ORGANIZING THIS ONCE AGAIN.

https://www.facebook.com/commlink1972/

Best Advent Ever!

What Is Best Advent Ever?

It’s a free email program that will help you slow down and focus on what matters most during this busy season. You’ll experience Advent in a whole new way—leading to the best Christmas of your life!

Click on the link below to sign up for your best Advent ever.

https://dynamiccatholic.com/best-advent-ever

 

 

Rummage Sale Success!

Big thank you to Janette, Florence, Gerri, Betsy, Janette and all the volunteers who helped make the Rummage Sale a great success!

November Charity – House of Manna

The St. Anthony charity for November is House of Manna Food Pantry. The House of Manna is a public charity that provides food to those in need.  Donations of non-perishable food items, i.e. canned goods or cash is greatly appreciated.

National Vocations Awareness Week

The Catholic Church in the United States will celebrate National Vocations Awareness Week (NVAW), November 5-11, 2017. This annual event is a special time for parishes in the United States to actively foster and pray for a culture of vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and consecrated life.

NVAW, sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life, and Vocations, is designed to help promote vocation awareness and to encourage young people to ask the question: “To what vocation in life is God calling me?” Parish and school communities across the nation are encouraged to include, during the first full week in November, prayer and special activities that focus on vocation awareness.

Observance of Vocation Awareness Week began in 1976 when the U.S. bishops designated the 28th Sunday of the year for the celebration. It was later moved to Feast of the Baptism of the Lord in January. The USCCB Committee on Clergy, Consecrated Life and Vocations moved the observance of National Vocation Awareness Week to November to engage Catholic schools and colleges more effectively in this effort.

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