Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish - ? moral laws (the 10 commandments, the two great commandments and

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ScheduleSaturday 4:00 p.m.Sunday Masses:7:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 6:00 p.m.Monday-Saturday: 8:00 a.m.Holy Days:Vigil Mass: 6:00 p.m.8:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.Reconciliation:Saturday: 2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.or by appointmentAdoration:Thursdays: 3:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.Office Hours:M-F, 9:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.Closed 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Lunch) St. Ann, PalisadeSunday Mass: 9:00 a.m.on Holy Days: 5:30 p.m. 10:30 Mass each Tuesday of each month9:30 a.m. Mass each Tuesday at Palisade Living Center (151 E. 3rd St.)Infant Baptism & Middle School Youth Cody Stowe 242-6121 ext 220 1High School Youth & Teen Confirmation Andrea Stanton 242-6121 ext 207Coordinator Faith Formation Irene Fritzler 242-6121 ext 204Marriage & FuneralsCall Bev Goodrich at least SIX months prior to the wedding. 242-6121 ext 206Annulments Bev Goodrich 242-6121 ext 206 Fr. Don Malin 242-6121 ext 205Director of RCIA Ramana Konantz 242-6121 ext 211Homebound MinistryPlease call the office to schedule home or hospital visits 242-6121 ext 206Emergency Anointing: Office (24 hrs.) 242-6121We the Catholic Parish Community of Immaculate Heart of Mary, in the legacy of Mary, our model in faith, affirm our spiritual foundation in the Blessed Trinity and our commitment to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Bread of Life. We rejoice in our spiritual vitality as a diverse parish population and embrace all persons as children of God. We dedicate ourselves to the ministry of our Christian faith, commit to the future of our parish through spiritual development and education, and offer sanctuary and service to those in need.Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish790 26 Road Grand Junction, Colorado 81506Phone: (970) 242-6121 Fax: (970) 256-0276www.ihmgjt.org Parish Staff Pastoral Assistant Bev Goodrich Liturgy & Music Jack Stuckenschneider High School Youth Ministry Andrea Stanton Middle School Youth Ministry Cody Stowe Coordinator of Faith Formation Irene Fritzler Director of RCIA Ramana Konantz Pastors Clerk Ginny Revel Business Manager John Gratkowski Parish Secretary Sue Miller Bookkeeper Wendy Williams Office Assistant Margaret McWilliams Staff Support Associate Cheryl Morelli Building Services Henry Rivera Maintenance Frank De LosaFinance CouncilJoe Doak 241-1226Chair, Lydia Meyers 242-1602Cathy Lemarr 712-4026Mary Simpson 257-0650Doug Nelson 254-9484Terry Schmader (303) 903-1834 xParochial VicarRev. Isaac KariukiPastoral Council Chair, Sean Allen 257-1536 Luke Konantz 434-2333Tom Chapman 243-4927Mitch Schierland 812-2447DeaconsLeo Truscott Terry SchmaderPastor Very Rev. Don Malin, V.F St. Ann Mission, Palisade................Fr. Isaac Kariuki..970-464-5024Holy Family SchoolPrincipal...Jake Aubert....................242-6168Development CoordinatorNicolana Walsh...242-6168Counseling & Education Center .................. 2708 Patterson Rd ......................243-9539 GV Catholic Outreach .............................................245 S. 1st St. .....................241-3658 GV Peace & Justice .......................................740 Gunnison Ave ..................... .243-0136 Mesa Catholic Campus Ministry ............................875 Bunting ......................241-3670www.mesacatholic.org ........................................................Campus Mass: Sundays 5 p.m.To register, please stop by the Parish Office or call 242-6121. January 24, 2016 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Pastors Notes: On the feast of the Holy Family, one of the cluster of feasts around Christmas, Pope Frances had this remark during one of his addresses: The true joy that's experienced in the family isn't something random or accidental. It is a joy that is the result of the deep harmony between people, who savor the beauty of being together, of supporting each other on life's journey," he said. That joy also is always rooted in "God's presence, his welcoming love, mercy and patience toward everyone. If one doesn't open the door of the family to God's presence and his love, the family loses harmony, individualism prevails and joy is extinguished," he said. My take-away from this is that it is something both important and intentional that we need to bring to our family life. That something is a God-centered Charity; caring for others and keeping God at the center of our families. Nowadays, we have so bought into the individualism of modern society that we now are seeing the negative effects of it going too far. Individualism is great when dealing with personal achievement, and in difficulty to insist on our personal and individual dignity as human persons. However, we can take it too far and obliterate the balance brought about by an under-standing that as individuals we must contribute to the common good, else we will devolve into a sick narcissism. By this I mean that we will have as our only, or even dominant point of reference the self. When we do this, we begin to ask selfish questions like Whats in it for me? This is detrimental to family life and our society. In one family I know, where every request for a contribution to the family in terms of chores is met with How much money will you pay me to do that chore? Whats in it for ME? This is not right. We need to teach our children (and adult children also need to learn) that we are responsible to each other, to help one another, to contribute without counting the cost, to be responsible to the good of family--and by extension to society and to the Kingdom of Heaven. A second negative influence that modernity has brought to our families is secularism. The goal of secularism is to remove any religious motivation or discourse from the body politic. When we opt for secularism we choose to silence the voices of the Faithful. The antidote to a God-less society is keeping God at the center of the family. This can begin in very simple ways: prayer together in the morning, at meals, at times of trouble, and in the evening before bed. Weekly Mass attendance on Sunday is directed at combating godlessness. But it goes further than that. When we discipline our children, bringing Gods moral laws (the 10 commandments, the two great commandments and the beatitudes, to name only three) into the teachable moment is a way to be God-centered. To read from scripture or some spiritual reading and discuss it briefly, every dinner time is another way to contextualize daily activity in the faith. Of course, this presumes that your family has dinner together every day. Perhaps fewer stops to grab something at the local fast-food might help with that? Or if there is a game or some other activity, planning for the WHOLE FAMILY to attend and to eat before or after would ensure the focus on family and of God. It takes planning, and it takes sacrifice--but both of these are good for the soul. When God is at the center, and charity is the goal in the family, we will keep our individualism in check by always seeking to find how we can best contribute to the common good of the family, to society and to the Kingdom of God. Sincerely in Christ, Fr. Don Malin January 24, 2016 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Minister Schedule for January 30/31, 2016 4:00 pm, January 30 (I) Pro Populo Presider: Fr. Don Malin Servers: K. Church, Z. Shettler Lector: S. Caiza Valera, B. Kline Eucharistic: 9 Volunteers Hospitality: 7 Volunteers 7:30 am, January 31 () Earl & Dorothy Godwin by Richard Presider: Fr. Isaac Kariuki Servers: M. Pierce, E. Ryan Lector: M.K. Katzer, L. Manchester Eucharistic: C. Cadez, J. Cadez, K. Dornburg-Ryan, P. Fregetto, D. Lancaster, 4 Volunteers Hospitality: G. Ambrosier, A. Ambrosier, D. Lytle, B. Watts, Garrett Watts 1 Volunteer 10:00 am, January 31 (I) For Priests Intention Presider: Fr. Isaac Servers: I. King, M.P. Woodward, G. Yanowich, A. Yanowich Lector: W. Brandstoettner, T. Cooper Eucharistic: L. Konantz, P. Mah, C. Murphy, A. Peterson, C. Rosa, C. Woodward, T. Woodward, 4 Volunteers Hospitality: L. Eckman, J. Gratkowski, M. Kates, J. Keenan, A. Martinez, C. Nasalroad, J. Nasalroad, D. Radebaugh 6:00 pm, January 31 (I) For Priests Intentions Presider: Fr. Juan Pablo Urribe Servers: E. Priske, J. Priske Lector: B. Beyrer, T. Casey Eucharistic: J. Grumley, J. Peugh, 7 Volunteers Hospitality: 7 Volunteers Mass Intentions Sunday, January 24, 20156 7:30 am - (I) For Priests Intention 10:00 am - (I) For Priests Intention 6:00 pm - (I) Pro Populo Monday, January 25, 2016 8:00 am - (I) For Priests Intention Tuesday, January 26, 2016 8:00 am - () Martin Arruabarrena by Cathy Lamarr & Lu Kerski Wednesday, January 27, 2016 8:00 am - () Patricia Fennell by Madonna & Joseph Hayes Thursday, January 28, 2016 8:00 am - (I) For Priests Intention Friday, January 29, 2016 8:00 am - () Paula Lancaster by Dad (Dave Lancaster) Saturday, January 30, 2016 8:00 am - (I) Intention of Zulema & Family 4:00 pm - (I) Pro Populo Calendar of Events 2016 Sunday, January 24 7:30am Mass in Church 9:00am Mass at St. Anns in Palisade 10:00am Mass in Church Youth Rite of Acceptance 3:30-7:30pm Youth Group 4pm Bible Study 3:30-7:30pm Confirmation Youth Group 4-5:30pm DVD SeriesDeacon Leo 5pm Mass at Mesa University in Ballroom 6:00pm Mass in Church Monday, January 25 8am Mass in Chapel 7pm Flute Tuesday, January 26 8am Mass in Chapel 9:15-11am Adult EducationDeacon Leo 2:30pm Staff Meeting 6:30pm RCIA 7pm Centering Prayer Wednesday, January 27 8am Mass in Chapel 4:30pm OSB 5:30-7pm Adult Education-Deacon Leo 6-7:30pm Faith Formation Thursday, January 28 8am Mass in the Chapel 9-11am Moms Group 3-5pm Adoration Friday, January 29 8am Mass in Church 9am Bulletin Assembly Saturday, January 30 8am Mass in Chapel Noon Gutierrez Memorial Mass 10am-Noon Baptism Class 2:30-3:30pm Confessions 4:00pm Mass in the Church 5:30-9:00pm Knights of Columbus Steak Dinner in the parish hall Readings for the Week of January 23/24, 2015 Sunday: Neh 8:24, 5-6, 8-10; 1 Cor 12:12-30; Lk 1:1-4, 4-14 Monday: Acts 22:3-16; Mk 16:15-18 Tuesday: 2 Tm 1:1-8; Mk 3:31-35 Wednesday: 2 Sm 7:4-17; Mk 4:1-20 Thursday: 2 Sm 7:18-19, 24-29; Mk 4:21-25 Friday: 2 Sm 11:1-4, 5-10, 13-17; Mk 4:26-34 Saturday: 2 Sm12:1-7, 10-17; Mk 4:35-41 Prayer Opportunities: Morning Prayer: Monday-Friday 7:30am in the Chapel Morning Mass: Monday-Saturday 8:00am in the Chapel Evening Prayer: Monday-Friday 4:45pm in the Chapel Adoration: Thursdays from 3-5:00pm in the Chapel Centering Prayer: Tuesday Evenings from 7-8:15pm in the IHM Library Rosary: After 8:00am Weekday Mass in the Chapel The LOVE of a Family is one of Lifes Blessings. January 24, 2016 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Faith Formation, Journey of a Lifetime... During this Year of Mercy, grab the CD "7 Secrets of Divine Mercy" from the kiosk in the narthex, and listen to best-selling author Vinny Flynn, as he shares his 7 secrets and Christ's message of love for each of us. SYMBOLON The Catholic Faith Explained! AUGUSTINE INSTITUTE TM The early Church, Christians described their Creed, Statement of Faith as a symbolon, seal or symbol of the faith. This DVD series with study guide is a 20 week course that can be a full study or a pick and choose of the study you want to learn more about. We are called through our baptism to be on the mission of Jesus Christ and the Churchs new evangelization. Many feel inadequate to talk freely about the faith and so we dont. This course is used by Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and Children teams, i.e., RCIA and RCIC. BE ON JESUS TEAM SCHEDULE is in the narthex: the study dates, times, and specific study. Contact: Deacon Leo Truscott, Immaculate Heart of Mary, 970-242-6121 to register or get more infor-mation. Study books are available or just sit through the course. Session Four: The Story of Salvation: Creation, Fall and Redemption Tuesday Morning: January 26th, 9:15 am to 11:00 am in St. Jude Room Wednesday Evening: January 27th, 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm in St. Jude Room Wills I wonder if we need a new will or trust as we have a new grandchild? I wonder if our old will is up-to-date? I wonder if a will and insurance will be enough to take care of our children if something should happen to me or my husband? Maybe well find out on Saturday, February 6th at 10am at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish. Sacramental Preparation for First Eucharist Sacramental Preparation for children receiving our Lords sacred body & blood for the first time will begin this February. Holy Communion class session dates are: February 24, March 2, 9 & 16. (break for Easter season) returning for April 13 & 20. First Eucharist retreat is on Saturday, April 23 at 12:00 noon-3:00pm. Classes are on Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm in the parish hall. Child care is provided. Mass for all communicants receiving will be on Saturday, May 7th at 12:00pm NOON followed by a reception in the parish hall. Contact Irene at 242-6121 for further information. St. PeterCornerstone of Catholicism DVD series and study with Deacon Leo Truscott Start Time is 4:00pm and ends at 5:30pm Nest Session is Sunday, January 24th in the parish library. Faith Not Fear: Walking in Trust Childrens Faith Formation catechists & aides are invited to dinner & meeting on Thursday, February 4th at 5:30 p.m. in the St. Jude room. Please R.S.V.P. to Irene at the parish office 242.6121. Coffee and Donuts will not be served this coming Sunday 1-24-16 after the 10:00 Mass for lack of host. Please remember that you have to sign up in advance in the "red book" or call Bonnie 243-4698. BAPTISM CLASS: There will be a baptism class from 10am to noon on Saturday, January 30th. To sign up contact Cody in the parish office 242-6121. January 24, 2016 3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time Knights of Columbus Steak Dinner Saturday, January 30th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm $13 per person Tickets must be purchased in advance! Rib eye steak, green beans, roll, baked potato, salad, desert and drink. Proceeds will help pay for the new Crucifix in the Friendship room. This is the last week to buy tickets and they are available after mass or call Jim Nasalroad at 640-3263. Another successful year hosting men from Homeward Bound has been completed thanks to the help of many people who volunteered their time and/or donated food for the two weeks we just finished. The men are now the guests of Redlands United Methodist Church for the next 2 weeks. We want to especially thank those who volunteered to stay overnight: Robert Bray, Tim Casey, Dave Duncan, Bobbie Evans, Pete Fregetto, John Heideman, Miles LaHue, Dave Lancaster, Bart Lockhart, Kyle Lockhart, Dave Murphy, Bob Stepan, Peg Stepan, Pete Meyers, Rick Peterson, Ann Peterson, Chris Pipken, Paul Redig, Brian Sargent, Tom Sargent, Dennis Simpson, Mitch Schierland, Cliff Ulman, Zulema Valencia, Art Weber, Marv Walworth, Ken Wesolowski, John Withers, Gen Yanowich, Angie Zdunich and Mike Sewell. Another special thanks to those who prepared breakfasts and dinners: Members of the Knights of Columbus, members of the Ladies Auxiliary, Judy Campbell, Donna Mae Donohue, Jeanie MacArthur, Mary Knob, Nancy McCarroll, Barb Davis, Leslie McDonald, Shauna, Karen Sjoberg, David Wells, Joe Doak, Julia Marston, Alex Schmidt & family, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith, Barb Walders & family, Judy Spillane, Jane Lake, Anita Martinez & friends from St. Anns, Andrea Siegel & family, Melissa Scott, Jan & Steve Gammill, Dennis & Joan Haberkorn, and Eileen McGinnis. A great many people brought in food for the men and simply dropped it off, so we dont have their names, but thank you for this essential service. Our guests so appreciated your thoughtfulness and the bounty of food! Kudos to the three coordinators of this program: Tom Chapman Mike Sewell Patricia Amadeo. Not only did they organize, recruit and schedule, they were on hand to offer hospitality, answer questions, and sometimes to stay overnight when a scheduled volunteer couldnt come in. A big thanks to Tim Gasperini without whom nothing could have happened as he drove the van back and forth each morning and evening to Homeward Bound. This week, we will take up the Collection for the Church in Latin America. In Peru, the 14 villages of Chazuta, in Moyobamba, are all located away from the city center, with the most remote only accessible by boat. Through our help members of the Chazuta villages will feel the love and support of the universal Church. Please support programs like these and give generously. Holy Family School Bingo Dates: February 4 & 18, March 3 & 17, April 7 & 21 and May 5 & 19. Bingo starts at 6:30pm. Cost is $10. Concessions will be available. Childrens Liturgy of the Word One ministry which has been put on hold for a while is the Childrens Liturgy of the Word. With the Diocese of Pueblo rules for safe environment, we are obliged to have two adults accompany our children with their catechists if they are going to the chapel during Mass. In order for this ministry to continue, we will need at least two adults to be with the children and teachers at the 10am Mass. Would you like to make this your ministry and volunteer once a month? Please contact Jack Stuckenschneider at the parish office : 242-6121, and find out more to help establish this ministry within our parish again. Pictorial Directory - Many people have asked if they have missed out in getting their free book. The process has been very lengthy and you can watch the bulletin for announcement of when they will actually start printing. They will be delivered to the church approximately 30 days after that with your name on it and also the free 5x7 print. Call Bonnie for any questions 243-4698. We have a few openings on the back page of our bulletins. Would you care to advertise each Sunday? A small space is just $200/year and a double $360. Call Bonnie at 243-4698 for any questions. 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