SMIC E-Bulletin-November 20, 2022
Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe; November 20,
From Father Kevin...
You may have noticed at Mass, the increase of people receiving the Eucharist while kneeling instead of standing. You may be wondering why people do this and what is considered acceptable by the Church...
The Church allows us to receive Communion in four ways. We can receive the Eucharist on the tongue or in our hands while standing. Or, we can receive the Eucharist on the tongue or in our hands while kneeling.
Many of you have asked me my opinion on this matter. My answer is rather simple. It is good to ponder the way in which we receive our Lord in Holy Communion. This act is one of the most sacred, intimate, and profound actions which we engage in throughout our lives. If you have never received communion kneeling, then feel free to give it a try and pray about it afterwards. You may find it spiritually enriching and beneficial.
This topic was discussed recently at a prayer and worship meeting and I was so grateful for the thoughtful discussion about the topic from the members of that committee. We determined that there is a need at our parishes to support those who currently kneel to receive communion, and also to assist those who would like to kneel, but are unable to do so without assistance.
Beginning the first weekend of Advent, you will notice a slight change in options for you to receive communion at both Saint Frances Cabrini and Saint Mary's Parishes. There will be two kneelers placed at the front of the Church. During communion, the ministers of communion will stand at the kneelers to distribute. Simply approach the minister as normal. If you choose to receive standing, then you will approach the kneeler and stand in front of it and receive. If you wish to kneel, then kneel on the kneeler. I should note that there will not be kneelers placed in the transepts at Saint Mary’s or at the side communion stations at Saint Frances Cabrini. Thus, communion in those areas will not be affected. It is only for the main body of the Church at Saint Mary’s and those who come up for communion in the center aisle at Saint Frances Cabrini that will be affected by the kneelers. If one wishes to use the kneelers, then I encourage you to sit in the center rows. If down the line there is a desire for more kneelers, we can have that discussion.
Thank you for being flexible with this change, and for supporting those who choose to receive our Lord kneeling.
Congratulations to Evan Nosacek from our parishes, who is officially a seminarian.
Please keep Evan in your prayers!
Praise the Lord!
My name is Evan Nosacek. I have been blessed to be a parishioner with the West Bend parishes my whole life. I have had the privilege of praying with many of you at Holy Mass and various other great ministry opportunities here at the parish. Throughout my life I have slowly heard the quiet, yet persistent voice of the Lord calling me to something deeper. Though the encouragement of our faithful pastor Fr Nathan, and various other clergy throughout the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, I made the decision to “cast out into the deep” and apply to St. Francis de Sales Seminary. By His holy providence He has permitted me, His unworthy servant, to be admitted to formation as a seminarian for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and will begin studies in May of 2023. I ask for your prayers as I continue to seek the voice of the Lord. By His grace, and if it be in accord with His holy will, I will one day be His priest. Know of my prayers for you and your family.
Now and Forever!
(Seminarian, Archdioces of Milwaukee)
Readings for the week of November 20, 2022
Sunday: 2 Sm 5:1-3/Ps 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5/Col 1:12-20/Lk 23:35-43
Monday: Rv 14:1-3, 4b-5/Ps 24:1bc-2, 3-4ab, 5-6/Lk 21:1-4
Tuesday: Rv 14:14-19/Ps 96:10, 11-12, 13/Lk 21:5-11
Wednesday: Rv 15:1-4/Ps 98:1, 2-3ab, 7-8, 9/Lk 21:12-19
Thursday: Rv 18:1-2, 21-23; 19:1-3, 9a/Ps 100:1b-2, 3, 4, 5/Lk 21:20-28
Friday: Rv 20:1-4, 11—21:2/Ps 84:3, 4, 5-6a and 8a/Lk 21:29-33
Saturday: Rv 22:1-7/Ps 95:1-2, 3-5, 6-7ab/Lk 21:34-36
Next Sunday: Is 2:1-5/Ps 122:1-2, 3-4, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9/Rom 13:11-14/Mt 24:37-44
MASS ON THANKSGIVING DAY
Please note that Mass on Thanksgiving Day will be at 9am
THE PARISH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY OF THIS WEEK
Father Nathan's Farewell Brunch
Sunday, January 1, 2023
Following the 9:30am Mass
PHOTO PICK UP
Please pick up your photo from the Mass of the Faithful Departed after Mass on November 20th.
Saint Mary’s will again be doing Prison Fellowship ANGEL TREE on November 20th after Mass. You can pick an Angel from the tree, register it with a volunteer, purchase gift indicated and return gift by December 4th. Gifts will be delivered to the prisoner’s children with a message of love and good news of Jesus in the name of incarcerated parents.
SAMARITAN GIFT TAGS
Tags are available today in the lobby. Return wrapped gifts by December 4th.
There is a group of men to gather to play basketball from 8-9:15 PM
on Sunday nights at the SFC gym, and all parish men who enjoy
basketball are invited to join in the fun.
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING AN USHER?
We would love to have you join us! Training Provided!
Please contact Ed at 262-343-1074.
SCRIP is available after Sunday Masses in the lobby.
Our next church cleaning is November 26th at 7am.
Many hands make light work. Call Beth at 338-5600 if you have any questions or are interested in helping.
FULL SHELF FOOD PANTRY:
Thank you for your support of the Full Shelf Food Pantry.
We will be highlighting a needed item each month.
November: Cake/Brownie mixes and frosting.
MINISTRY OF THE MONTH...Saint Vincent DePaul Society
The purpose is to grow in spirituality and the mission is to help the poor. Neighbors in need of rent, energy payments or other necessities call the SVDP store. The information is passed onto a member, known as the Vincentian. The member calls the neighbor and makes an appointment for a home visit. Visits are made in pairs. Once needs are addressed, prayers are shared with the family. At meetings we have a short spiritual study and discuss any issues that need to be addressed. Meetings are held in the Holy Angels church basement at 6:30 pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Anyone interested is welcome to come. You can contact Jean Gorman (262-338-3453) Mary Moll (262-334-3459) or Steve Wolf (262-251-7689) for more information.
ALTERNATE ADORATION TIMES ARE
-SAINT MARY'S ON THURSDAY EVENINGS FROM 5:30-6:30PM.
-Resurrection Parish on Wednesday’s 5:15-6:15PM AND MASS AT 6:30PM
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TWINNING ONLINE FUNDRAISER
We're hosting an online fundraiser for Amigos Unidos Grade School Education Program, and we'd love for you to join us! From now through December 31st, we're partnering with SERRV International, a Fair-Trade nonprofit organization working to empower over 8,000 artisans and farmers around the world with fair and vital employment. Shop 1000+ handcrafted products and foods at serrv.org?a=AmigosUnidos and Amigos Unidos will earn 20% of your purchase! You can view the products online or peruse the catalogs in the San Gaspar room. Thank you so much for your support! Contact Karen Gresser at 262-707-4962 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions about our online fundraiser.
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COMMUNITY NEWS & EVENTS
Devoted Marriage Retreat
with Damon and Melanie Owens of Joyful Ever After
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Holy Family Parish in Fond du Lac, WI
9:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.
Couples from across the Archdiocese of Milwaukee are invited to take a day for themselves and strengthen their marriage through the Devoted Marriage Retreat.
Every Marriage needs moments of enrichment, renewal, and a deeper understanding of having Christ at the center. This retreat is designed to help married couples of all ages encounter Christ through the great gift of sacramental marriage. Whether you're just married, in the thick of it with kids, empty nesters, or newly retired, this retreat is designed with you in mind
While the content shared is designed for married couples, dating or engaged couples as well as single participants are also welcome and encouraged to come!
Please email Emily at email@example.com, or call 414-758-2213
Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity
invite Catholic Single Women 20-35 to discern and discover in-person or on-line. For more information visit https://fscc-calledtobe.org or call/text Sister Julie Ann at 920-323-9632.
Casa Guadalupe Volunteer Opportunities
Read to Succeed, Childcare, and Homework Help needed.
to learn more.
Enchantment in the Park volunteers needed from Thanksgiving through Christmas
to sign up
Grief Support Groups-
GriefShare will meet in the Holy Angels Office every Tuesday
from November 15 through February 7, from 6:30pm-8:00pm
(Loss of a Spouse and Surviving the Holidays on November 12)
5th Avenue Methodist Church; 323 S. 5th Avenue in West Bend
First Thursday of the Month 6:30pm-8:00pm
Questions? Call 262-306-2691
FORMED.org offers a Catholic program titled
“Grieving with Hope” for free and can be done at home.
Connecting Seniors with Caring Volunteers.
This organization provides local opportunities for both volunteers and recipients. They bring non-medical care, such as light housekeeping, grocery shopping, transportation, or just a friendly visit to Seniors who could benefit from resources necessary to remain independent. To register as a volunteer or recipient, call them at 262-365-0902.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter-
Promotes experiences for couples who want to
make their good marriage even better. Visit http://www.wwme.org/ for details.
Retrouvaille-Help for your Marriage
Please call (414) 502-7685 or email: Milwaukee@HelpOurMarriage.org or visit the website at
St. Dymphna Mental Health Group
1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 1pm
Saint Mary's of the Hill Parish
Contact Kim Geisler at 262-229-0821 or
Normal Mass Schedule
Sundays: 7:30am, 9:30am
Monday through Friday: 6:15am
*Signing for hearing impaired at the 9:30am Mass on the 2nd Sunday of the month
**Low-Gluten Hosts Available at Mass for persons with this specific medical need. Present yourself to the priest-celebrant at any Mass by coming for Communion at the very end of the Communion line as the last communicant. Inform the priest as you approach him for Communion that you need a low-gluten Host.
Normal Confessions and Adoration
Thursdays from 5:30pm-6:30pm
Normal Parish Office Hours
Monday - Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 12Noon
on Sunday, November 20, 2022 at 1:00PM