VOICE OF PARTNERSHIP
St. John Nepomucene will be celebrating their 125th anniversary on Sunday, December 2. Mass will be at 10:30 a.m. With a meal following. All members of the Partnership are invited. Please come and celebrate with our parish family on this momentous occasion. The Ladies of St. John Nepomucene are asked to bring a dessert for the 125th celebration.
CYM Ham & Bean Dinner Raffle: Generous Donations so far from: St Elizabeth’s Ladies Group, St Ann’s Altar Sodality, Dahlgren Knights of Columbus, Rapp Brothers Farm, CYM, Nolene Rubenacker, & St. Clement CCW. Thank you!! It’s not too late to put something together for our raffle.
PSR/Adult Bible Study Reminder: There will be no class on November 25 and December 2. We will resume classes on December 9 to begin rehearsing for our Christmas program that will take place on Sunday, December 16 at 6:00 pm at St. John the Baptist.
Holy Name meeting at St. John the Baptist on Monday, December 3. Refreshments: Fr. Slawomir Ptak and Deacon Archie Bowers.
Please pray for the sick and homebound of our Partnership: Joe Spruell, Mary Rapp, Edith Haas, Marie Hopkins, and Larry Hunt.
With the colder weather comes longer nights, snow, and ice. We have elderly within our Partnership who needs your help getting to church. Anyone willing to help, please contact the office.
Save the date: After mass on December 16 at St. John the Baptist there will be a donut breakfast and a visit from a special guest. He will start in the basement and work his way up to the PSR classes.
Save the Date. Partnership Christmas Caroling on Sunday, December 9. More details to follow.
St. Clement of Rome and St. John the Baptist: If you would like a Christmas Memorial for the Needy in the Parish in memory of your loved one(s), please place an envelope marked Christmas Memorial, containing your name and the name of your loved one(s) in the collection basket or mail to the Partnership office by Monday, December 17.
St. John Nepomucene is taking orders for Christmas poinsettias, in memory of a loved one. Envelopes are located in the back of church. Please put envelope in collection basket. If you have questions, please contact Shari or Ruthie Karcher. Deadline will be Sunday, December 2.
Parish Partnership is again a sponsor of the Hamilton County Kid’s Christmas project. Gift information is available at the entrance of each church. Please return wrapped gifts by the weekend of December 15-16. Keep in mind this could be the only gift they will receive this Christmas. Questions, please contact Cindy Rapp, Karen Endicott, or Rachel Hopfinger.
Saturday, December 1 ~ St. John the Baptist 5:00 pm ~ Liturgical Ministry List:
- Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion: Dave Collins & Alex Rapp
- Gift Bearers: Mike & Karen Karcher
- Greeters: David & Ellen Rubenacker
- Lector: Alex Rapp
- Servers: Maguire Clark, Cade Epperson, Jacob & Rachel Wuebbels
Sunday, December 2 ~ St. John Nepomucene 10:30 am ~ Liturgical Ministry List:
- Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion: Mark & Cindy Rapp
- Gift Bearers: Jim & Rita Rapp
- Greeters: Tony & Don Rapp
- Lector: Alberta Dodson
- Servers: Drew & Lily Rawls and Phoebe Woodrow
View Partnership website to see pictures from St. Clement of Rome Feast Day. Thanks to Curtis Richardson for his talent to help capture our Partnership moments.
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Vocation Corner: The tasks we are called to by Jesus the King are the corporal works of mercy. What makes these essential to the Christian life is that everyone is capable of doing them, regardless of our own ability. God then isn’t asking that we do great, momentous works to become saints, but that we serve even in small capacities with the love of Christ poured into our hearts. The vocation we possess must also be poured out of us in the same way Christ is poured into us. In that way, people won’t see us in the corporal works of mercy, but they will see Jesus!
This weekend, we celebrate, Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe. Jesus does not deny His royal mission, but He disassociates it from the political government that concerns Pilate. He thus turns the focus toward Heaven where He will be crowned, not with gold but with glory and honor and were homage is pay to Him not in taxes but in worship and allegiance to the truth. The coronation of Jesus begins with His Passion and culminates with His Ascension, from which time His dominion extends over the earth through the preaching and sacramental ministry of the Church. That is, if your are listening to Jesus. The last sentence of the Gospel is great, “Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to My voice.” The question for today is, who, or what are you listening to? Good day and God Bless. Deacon Archie.
As we celebrate the Sunday of Christ King of the Universe, let us immerse ourselves in prayerful reflection and make Jesus our priority in life.
“Christ Jesus, we acknowledge You King of the universe. All that has been created has been made for You. Make full use of Your rights over us.
We renew the promises we made in Baptism, when we renounced Satan and all his pomps and works, and we promise to live a good Christian life and to do all in our power to procure the triumph of the rights of God and Your Church.
Divine Heart of Jesus, we offer you our efforts in order to obtain that all hearts may acknowledge your Sacred Royalty, and that thus the Kingdom of Your peace may be established throughout the universe.”