Office for the week of March 18: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday
8:00 am – 12:00 pm ~ 12:20 pm – 2:00 pm
Saturday 4:30 – 5:00 pm
Mass Intentions for the Second Week of Lent
Saturday March 16 5:00 p.m. †Mary C. Rapp
Sunday March 17 8:30 a.m. All Parish Family
Stations of the Cross: 30 minutes before Sunday Mass during Lent
Tuesday March 19 6:00 p.m. ††Christopher Warzecha, Joe Spruell
Wednesday March 20 8:00 a.m. †Mary E. Rapp
Thursday March 21 8:00 a.m. ††David Karcher, Bill Wolf
Mass Intentions for the Third Sunday of Lent
Saturday March 23 5:00 p.m. All Parish Family
Sunday March 24 8:30 a.m. †††Carrie Schuster, Victor Rapp, Gary & Gordon Coy
Our Return Gifts to the Lord Last Week
Thank you for your generosity.
Envelopes Loose Collection Youth CSMA Hall
$1,597 $155 $2 $868 $150
Building Ash Wednesday Black & Indian Mission
$20 $671 $175
Due to changes:
- We are in need of additional sacristans for opening/closing church and preparing for mass during the week and weekend masses, more lectors to read during daily masses, and musicians to “cover” Saturday evening masses, in our “Mother church”. Please contact parish office.
- If you have keys to the church at St. Clement of Rome or St. John Nepomucene, please return them to the parish office, since you will no longer need them. Thank you for your cooperation.
If you wish to be removed from the Liturgical Ministries (lector, greeter, gifts, server, or Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion) list, please call or email the office. If you were on the list before to do any of those, you will still be placed on the list.
Confirmation will be Sunday, April 28 at 10:30 a.m. Please pray for and support our Confirmandi: Breanna Blades, Cade Epperson, Kenadee Halley, Kaelee Karcher, Layton Karcher, Maddie Karcher, Alexandria Kolts, Caroline Lueke, Grady Lueke, Katie Rapp, Drew Rawls, Jennifer Redmon, Caitlyn Richards, Dani Rubenacker, and Jayce Wellen.
- KC #7118 Meeting: 7:00 pm on March 21 at St. Patrick, Enfield
- KC #8745 Meeting: 7:00 pm on March 21 at St. John Nepomucene hall.
- John the Baptist Lenten Fish Fry: 5:00 – 7:00 pm on March 22
- Vincent de Paul Dinner Theater: 5:30 pm on March 23 at Cathedral’s McCormick Center, Belleville
- Ladies BDCCW spring East Vicariate Meeting: 1:00 pm on March 24 at St. Edward in Fairfield. Please come and fellowship with ladies in our vicariate.
- KC #7118 Fish Fry: 5:00 – 7:00 pm on March 29
- Guatemala Mission Conference: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on July 16 in Highland, IL.
Please pray for the sick and homebound: Edith Haas, Marie Hopkins, Larry Hunt and Adam Reyling.
Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl: In Uganda, we encounter Annet and her family, children forced to flee violence, searching for stability. How are we called to welcome the stranger in our midst? How can you support those worldwide who are forced to flee their homes to find safety or better opportunities? Visit crsricebowl.org for more.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME): Our marriage was brought to new life by our WWME. For the first time in a long time, our marriage was renewed and restored to the communication and spark that we had in our dating days. Life-changing weekends will be offered on April 12-14 in St. Peters, MO and June 21-23 in Springfield, IL. If you would like to apply or get more information, call 314-649-7317 go to https://stl-wwme.org/schedule.php.
Chapter and Verse: After Jacob resumed his journey, he came to the land of the Easterners. While he was talking with them, Rachel arrived with her father’s sheep; she was the one who tended them. As soon as Jacob saw Rachel, the daughter of his uncle Laban, he went up, rolled away the stone and watered his uncle’s sheep. Then Jacob kissed Rachel and burst into tears. Genesis: Chapter 29, verses 1 + 9-11
Let him kiss me with kisses of his mouth! More delightful is your love than wine! Your name spoken is a spreading perfume—that is why maidens love you. The Song of Songs: Chapter 1, verses 1-3.
The Second Sunday of Lent, the Gospel reading brings us to the Transfiguration. The Transfiguration has three levels of significance. (1) Christ reveals His glory to offset the stock of His first Passion prediction. (2) The Father’s voice, “This is My chosen Son, listen to Him.” and the cloud of the Spirit manifest the present of The Blessed Trinity. (3) The prophets Moses and Elijah testify that Jesus will fulfill the Law of the O.T. prophets. Christ invites three companions up the mountain to signify the salvation of mankind. As the human family stems from the three sons of Noah—- Shem, Ham, and Japheth— so its elevation to glory is represented by Peter, James and John ascending the mountain into divine presence. One day we will see the “glory” of God and feel His divine presence, and hear His voice….. This is what Lent is for preparing us for; “The Lord.” Good Day and God Bless! Deacon Archie.
One of the greatest honors that a Catholic can receive is to be asked to be a Godparent. A Godparent is responsible for participating in the Godchild’s Christian life and education, and to be a witness of their baptism. They participate in the baptismal liturgy as well.
A Godparent cannot be one of the parents of the child, and must be sixteen years of age or older. When a child had two Godparents, one must be male and the other female. A Godparent must be a practicing Catholic who has received all the sacraments of initiation – Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. A non-Catholic cannot be a Catholic Godparent, but a validly baptized Christian can act as a Christian Witness at the child’s baptism.
Most often Godparents are family members or close friends. A Godparent is a permanent choice. If for some reason the relationship between the parents and Godparents grow distant or even sours, the Godparents are the child’s Godparents for life. The baptismal certificate cannot be changed.