VOICE OF PARTNERSHIP
Due to the flu season, we will not distribute during mass the Blood of Christ and refrain from shaking of hands during sign of peace.
Deacon Bowers will have diocese wide deacon’s meeting with Bishop Braxton on Sunday, January 20.
Joint Parish Council meeting will be on Monday, January 21 beginning at 7:00 pm at St. Clement of Rome.
3 Strong Mission Group will be hosting a Biscuit & Sausage Gravy Breakfast right after Mass on January 13 at St. John the Baptist. Everyone from the Partnership is welcome to attend! Thank you all again for your support of our Mission Work, for helping us to work toward our goal of raising money for our Mission Trip to Springfield, IL this coming summer and also for all the work that we want to do throughout the Partnership. Breakfast by donation.
Knights of Columbus Council 8745 will host their 4th annual TRIVIA NIGHT on Saturday, January 26 at the St. John Nepomucene parish hall in Dahlgren. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., trivia will start after 6:30 p.m. 6 to 8-person teams, $10 per person. There will be food available, a 50/50 drawing & BYOB. Proceeds go to the Hamilton County Relay for Life. RSVP to Aaron Rawls @ 736-2251 or E-mail: email@example.com by January 20. Thank You.
St. John Nepomucene Parish in Dahlgren will hold a server training on January 27 after the 10:30 a.m. mass. All men, women & children that have made their 1st communion are welcome to attend. There is currently a need for servers of all ages in our parish. Thank You.
Holy Name Rabbit Fry will be Sunday, January 27 at St. John the Baptist at 5:30 p.m.
St. Clement of Rome Wurstmarkt will be on Sunday, February 17. Serving will be from 10:30 – 3:00. Tickets will be Adults $10, Children 5-12 $5, children 4 and younger will be free if eating in. Anyone wanting to sell tickets, please contact John Perryman, Kenny Waier, or Andy Miller. Mark your calendars and planned to attend.
Calling all juniors and seniors in high school: TEC (Teens Encounter Christ) weekends: January 19-21, 2019 at Althoff Catholic High School in Belleville, IL, and February 16-18, 2019 at Sacred Heart School in Du Quoin, IL. For more information contact Megan Woodrow.
St. Clement quilters have the Wurstmarkt quilt in if anyone would like to help. They would like to also thank Lucille Auten for providing them with lunch.
Vocation Corner: “It was the bells of the Co-Cathedral of St. Theresa in Honolulu that first drew my 8-year-old self to the Church I fell completely in love with the Mass and wanted to be a priest from that young age. Little did I know that, 20 years later, I would be ordained a priest in that very Church. Still, my discernment was not easy as I faced the lures of the world… determined to become a forensic pathologist. But God had other plans. I don’t regret answering the Lord’s call to follow him.” Fr. Alfred Guerrero
Thank you to all those who contributed to the Fontebella Maternity Home collection this past weekend. Our Partnership collected $1,009.33. Thank you for helping celebrate life with your support to the Fontebella Maternity Home.
Please pray for the sick and homebound of our Partnership: Joe Spruell, Edith Haas, Marie Hopkins, Larry Hunt, and Joey Etienne
Check out the Partnership gallery page, http://hamiltoncountycatholic.org/gallery/, for pictures from Christmas and Guatemala Mission Sister Parish.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME): Worn out from the holidays? Are you looking for a way to avoid the winter blahs? How about a special weekend just for the two of you that will reinvigorate your marriage? Attend a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend on January 19-20 in Lawrenceville, IL or February 8-10 in St. Peters, MO. If you would like to apply or get more information, go to https://stl-wwme.org/schedule.php or call 314-649-7317.
Extraordinary Events Awaits You: You are invited to an extraordinary event that will help you (re)Discover Treasures of the Catholic Faith. St. Joseph Parish in Benton is hosting a Parish Mission February 10-14. Fr. Peter Schavitz will be preaching with a mixture of grace and humor. He will light a fire within you, and that fire will continue to burn long after he departs. Mission services will be Sunday through Thursday, starting at 6:30 p.m. followed by a social each night. Come to whichever nights you can. You don’t HAVE to come to every session, but if you come Sunday, you’ll want to. For more details, call 438-9941 or go online: catholicchurchesofrendlake.com.
The Diocese of Belleville is seeking a part-time (24 hours per week) Administrative Assistant for the Office of Religious Education and Youth Ministry which is part of the Department of Faith Formation. See the back of each church for more information.
The Chamber of Commerce dinner will be held on February 2. Those on the committee are: Pennie Anselment & Nolene Rubenacker: Co-Chairmen, Shelley Allen, Cathy Anselment, Carol Bernard, Jackie Halley, Denis Hastings, Lorrie Karcher, Vicki Lueke, Lori Powers, and Brenda Thomas. If you are unable to work, please find a replacement.
Tillie Kaufman would like to thank everyone for the cards, gifts, carolers, and those who stopped by to visit with her during the Christmas season. It means so much and God Bless you all.
Chapter and Verse: and then God remembered Noah and all the animal, wild and tame, that were with him in the ark. So God made a win sweep over the earth, and the waters began to subside. Then God said to Noah; “Go out of the ark, together with your wife and your sons and your sons’ wives. Then Noah built an altar to the Lord, and choosing from every clean animal and every clean bird, he offered holocausts on the altar. Genesis Chapter 8, verses 1+15+20.
O Lord, our Lord, how glorious is you name over all the earth! You have exalted your majesty above the heavens. Psalm 8, verses 1-2.
Luke abbreviates Jesus’ Baptism, emphasizing that the Holy Spirit came upon Him. This was to strengthen Him for a later “baptism” of suffering. In the Old Testament, from Isaiah 11:2 describes the “Spirit of the Lord” resting upon the Davidic Messiah, enabling Him to judge the poor with “righteousness” and victoriously “slay the wicked.” This fits Luke’s portrait of Jesus as a minister to the poor and Davidic King. Christ, the Servant of the Lord who will minister to “the nations” and give sight to the “blind.” Sometimes, we as baptized Christians, are going to suffer, some of us will be blind( the wicked), but if we pray, confess, and love our neighbor, then we will see God’s salvation. Good day and God Bless. Deacon Archie.