VOICE OF PARTNERSHIP
Office Hours for week:
Monday & Tuesday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm & 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm & 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm & 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm
Monday, February 11 is World Day of Sick. Due to funeral mass of AJ Wellen on Monday, February 11, evening mass at St. Clement of Rome is canceled. However, there will still be Anointing of the Sick at 6:00 p.m.
Mission International Conference for our Sister Parish in Guatemala: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on July 16 in Highland, IL. Anyone who would like to attend, please contact the office.
Knights of Columbus Meetings at 7:00 pm on Thursday, February 21
- KC #8745 at St. John Nepomucene, Dahlgren
- KC #7118 at St. Patrick, Enfield
- Hungry Hearts Chili/Soup Fundraiser: 5:00-7:00 p.m. on February 15 at the Foxes ballgame. Contact Karen Endicott 618-308-2207 if you can help in any way.
- Clement of Rome Wurstmarkt: 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. on February 17.
- KC #7118 Fish Fry at St. Patrick, Enfield: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on February 22
- John the Baptist Lenten Fish Fries: March 8 & 22.
- John Nepomucene Annual Fish Fry & Raffle: April 5.
SAVE THE DATE: Tuesday, March 5 starting at 6:00 p.m. the CYM will be having their Fat Tuesday party at Dahlgren for one and all, young and old. We will serve pancakes and sausage, shrimp/sausage jambalaya, and King cake. We will have crafts and activities for the kids. BYOB for the adults. Something new for this year we will have board games and invite any adults to bring a deck or two of cards if they’d like to play cards. Come enjoy and night a fellowship and good food and prepare for the Lenten season. Donation at the door will go to the CYM.
Welcome Sajith Silva to Hamilton County! Catholic Relief Service Speaker’s Tour: Rebuilding Refugee’s Lives in Sri Lanka will be on Wednesday, February 27 at St. John Nepomucene Church Hall. 5:30 p.m.: Hors D’oeurves and Ethical Trade Sale, 6:00 p.m. Supper (including soup as well as a Sri Lankan favorite), and 6:45 p.m. Speaker. Decades of civil war forced many to flee Sri Lanka. When the war ended in 2009, people returned to their villages and cities, unsure of what they would find. Sajith Silva, CRS program coordinator for Sri Lanka, will talk about the vulnerable people displaced by war and how Catholic Relief Services provides hope and support in their efforts to return to their native country and rebuild their lives.
World Wide Marriage Encounter (WWME): Married couples: Start a new love affair with your spouse that is beyond your best wishes. We did and happened on our WWME. You too can renew your love for one another. The next weekend is April 12-14, in St. Peters, MO. You can find out more by clicking on https://stl-wwme.org/schedule.php or call 314-649-7317.
Vocation Corner: Today we celebrate the Vocation of Marriage with the observance of World Marriage Day. World Marriage Day (WMD) honors husband and wife as the foundation of the family, the basic unit of society. It salutes the beauty of their faithfulness, sacrifice and joy in daily married life. Today provides an opportunity to focus on building a culture of life and love that begins with supporting and promoting marriage and the family.
The Newman Auxiliary is having and Quilt & Cash Social Bingo on Sunday, February 27 at St. John the Baptist in Red Bud. Lunch begins at 11:00 am and Bingo starts at 1:00 p.m. Win quilts, cash, gift baskets, and door prizes. All proceeds help support the Newman Center at SIUC. See flyer at the back of each church
Bald Knob Cross of Peace in Alto Pass is asking for your support in making improvements to the grounds around the cross. If you would like to donate, send donations to Bald Knob Cross of Peace, P.O. Box 35, Alto Pass, IL 62905
Soil & Water Supper at St. John the Baptist on Saturday, February 23. Workers: Chairman: Connie Duckworth, Pam Aydt, Carol Bernard, Cindy Anselment, Michele Lueke, Andrea Short, Marci Allen, Julie Rapp, Paula Hatfield, Cindy Budell, and Teresa Wellen
Pennie and Nolene would like to thank all the cooks that helped on the Chamber Supper Saturday night. Thanks for all your hard work.
Chapter and Verse: Sometime after these events, God put Abraham to the test. He called to him, “Abraham!” “Ready!” he replied. Then God said; Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah. There you shall offer him up as a holocaust on a height that I will point out to you.” Genesis Chapter 22, verses 1-2.
To you, O Lord, I cried out; with the Lord I pleaded: “What gain would there be from my lifeblood, from my going down into the grave? Would dust give thanks to you or proclaim your faithfulness?” Psalm 30, verses 9-10.
Today’s Deacon notes focuses on the Gospel of Luke. It’s where Peter took Jesus at His word, though exhausted from a night of unsuccessful fishing, Peter places his faith in Christ, despite the apparent odds against catching anything. When they threw out, they caught a great number of fish and their nets were tearing. When Simon Peter saw this he fell to his knees, he was a sinful man, Peter’s imperfections seems magnified to him in the presence of Holiness. Peter did put his faith in Jesus, but he had his doubts, we all been there haven’t we? So we need to keep the faith, and never doubt, and always be a disciple of Christ. The disciples gave everything up for Christ! What we need to do in our discipleship is, have a little more less attachment to worldly possessions, and to have the willingness to part with them. Good day and God Bless. Deacon Archie.
On Monday, February 11, 2018 is the World Day of the Sick, which is celebrated in the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. This day is dedicated to those who are elderly, sick and those who are in need of help. To join to the world celebration of this special day of the sick in our Partnership after evening mass on February 11, there will be anointing of the sick for our elderly and those who are in need of the sacrament. Our Lady of Lourdes pray for us!