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Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Christ the King

November 24, 2013

 

 

 

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Monday:   Dn 1:1-6, 8-20; Dn 3:52-56;

                Lk 21:1-4

Tuesday:  Dn 2:31-45; Dn 3:57-61;

                Lk 21:5-11

Wednesday:  Dn 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28; Dn 3:62-67; Lk 21:12-19

Thursday: Dn 6:12-28; Dn 3:68-74;

                Lk 21:20-28

Friday:     Dn 7:2-14; Dn 3:75-81;

                Lk 21:29-33

Saturday: Rom 10:9-18; Ps 19:8-11;

                Mt 4:18-22

Sunday:   Is 2:1-5; Ps 122:1-9;

                Rom 13:11-14; Mt 24:37-44

 

Budget to Actual

Week of 11/17/2013          20,363.01

Weekly goal                        $  26,200.00

Let us Pray!                       $  - 5,836.99               

 

**TREASURE STEWARDSHIP**

11/17/2013

   Envelope Receipts              $  11,347.95

   Loose Plate                              1,984.76

   Building Fund                            267.50

   Online giving 11/09 – 11/15:  

   Envelope                              $ 6,217.80    

   Building Fund                            545.00

   TOTAL                                         20,363.01

 

Children’s Collections            $ 158.04

 

Rectory/Education Bldg. Addition:

In Savings                             $  220,402.32

Your donations to “Debt Reduction” or “Building Fund” will go to this project.

Catholic Charities Collection

11/17/2013                           $  1,253.00

 May God bless you for your generosity!

MASS INTENTIONS

SATURDAY, NOV. 23: Vigil, Christ the King

4:-4:45 p.m.     Confessions

5:00 p.m.         All Souls Memorial Mass

SUNDAY, NOV. 24: Christ the King  

7:30 a.m.         People of St. Elizabeth

10:00 a.m.      All Souls Memorial Mass

11:30 a.m.       +Michael & Jack Turner, & Kathy Turner Rigdon by Bettye Turner

2:00 p.m.         Traditional Latin Mass

5:00 p.m.         For Vocations to the Priesthood

MONDAY, NOV. 25: St. Catherine of Alexandria

6:30 a.m.         +Kathy Turner Rigdon, Michael & Jack Turner, by Bettye Turner

6:00 p.m.         All Souls Memorial Mass

TUESDAY, NOV. 26: 34TH Ordinary Weekday

6:30 a.m.        All Souls Memorial Mass (Latin)

6:00 p.m.        Dolores Jones (health), by Camila Bishop

WED’DAY, NOV. 27: 34TH Ordinary Weekday

6:30 a.m.         +Kathy Turner Rigdon, Michael &                              Jack Rigdon, by Bettye Turner

6:00 p.m.        +T. M. Whiteley, by Deborah &                                    Jimmy Peacock

THURSDAY, NOV. 28: THANKSGIVING DAY

6:30 a.m.         No Mass

9:00 a.m.         +Daniel Moreno, by Johnny & Sonia

Daniel & family

6:00 p.m.         No Mass

FRIDAY, NOV. 29: 34TH Ordinary Weekday

6:30 a.m.         Tracey Martinez & family, by Joe &                            Peggy Martinez

6:00 p.m.         +Kathy Turner Rigdon, Michael &

                        Jack Turner, by Bettye Turner

SATURDAY, NOV. 30: St. Andrew, Apostle

8:00 a.m.         +Kathy turner Rigdon, Michael &

                        Jack Turner, by Bettye Turner

SATURDAY, NOV. 30: Vigil, Christ the King         

4:00 p.m.         Confessions

5:00 p.m.         +Diana Bozeman, by Jimmy &

                        Deborah Peacock

SUNDAY,  DEC. 1: Christ the King

7:30 a.m.         Dana Harrington (health), by MM Marvin Haechten

10:00 a.m.       Friends/family, living/deceased by of Dan & Margaret Carpenter

11:30 a.m.       Friends/family, living/deceased of the Steele-O’Reilly family

5:00 p.m.        For the people of St. Elizabeth’s

 

Thanksgiving Day Mass

Thanksgiving Day Mass will be at 9:00 a.m. and all are invited!!!

 

Holiday Office Hours

The office will close at noon on Wednesday, November 27th and reopen on Monday, Dec. 2nd.

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

Latin Masses:  Schedule

Today:  Sunday, Nov. 24 – 2 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 22 at 2 p.m.

Also, Tuesdays at 6:30 a.m.

Here at St. Elizabeth’s!

 

All Souls Remembrance

Friends/family of Mitcham family

 

PHILIPPINE DISASTER DINNER

Many 1,000’s killed, others homeless

Want to help victims of the terrible

typhoon that hit the Philippines Nov. 9?

The Odessa Filippino community invites you to dine next Sunday in St. Elizabeth’s Parlor.

Food will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Plates are $10.  Donations are also

accepted. Thank you for your loving

concern.  (Pope Francis has already sent $150,000.00 to the Philippines.)

 

Frank Mijares’ family benefit dinner next Sunday, Dec. 1

Our parishioner Frank Mijares died earlier this month.  He was a beloved husband and father and a very active member of St. Elizabeth’s where he ushered at the 10 a.m. Mass.  A brisket dinner will be held next Sunday from 11 to 6 in our parish hall to raise some needed funds for his family.  Please consider coming for lunch with his friends and family!!!

 

Life Center Report

Across from Odessa’s City Hall is the Odessa Life Center.  This organization assists pregnant women with pregnancy tests, sonograms, counseling, etc., and also provides sex education classes teaching abstinence in ECISD public schools.  St. Elizabeth’s supports the center.  It also needs volunteers. 

Feel free to recommend the Life Center to people who need it.  This is a great alternative to abortion!!!

 

Columbarium Niches On Sale Now!

We will be adding a second columbarium in the next few months.  The addition will be located in the prayer garden.  Cost of niches will be $800.  HOWEVER, until the columbarium is completed, we will sell niches for $700 (6-month pay out).  The niches have been ordered so if you want the discount you better hurry!  Call the office at 367-4657 for more details.

BAPTISM PREP CLASS

Our next baptism preparation class is, Saturday, January 4, 9:00-10:30 am.  You must call ahead of time to register for this class.  Registration begins Dec. 26th!

 

To Schedule a Baptism

In order to baptize at St. Elizabeth’s the parents of the child should be registered members of St. Elizabeth’s or live within our boundaries.  Parents please come to the office to schedule your child’s baptism.  You will need to bring in the baby’s birth certificate, from the county, the godparents’ confirmation certificates, if the godparents are married, a copy of their church marriage certificate and proof of baptism prep classes for parents and godparents. 

Baptisms are the 1ST Sunday of the month after the 11:30 am Mass and the 3RD Saturday of the month after the 5:00 pm Mass.  You must register in the office to have your child baptized!

 

Women’s Bible Study

The Women’s Bible Study will not meet on Wednesday, November 27TH

 

Men’s Bible Study

The Men’s Bible Study is finished until the spring.

 

Pope’s November Intentions

His general intention for this month is: Suffering Priests. That priests who experience difficulties may find comfort in their suffering, support in their doubts, and confirmation in their fidelity.

His mission intention is:  Latin American Churches. That as fruit of the continental mission, Latin American Churches may send missionaries to other Churches

 

SEAS ACTS Community News

 

ADORATION of Blessed Sacrament

Please join us for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Tuesday at 7:00pm.

“When you look at the Crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you then.  When you look at the Sacred Host you understand how much Jesus loves you now.”~Mother Teresa~

PEACE

      First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.Thomas à Kempis

ELEMENTARY CCD NEWS

 

Sunday-Nov. 24, regular CCD classes.

Wednesday- Nov. 27, No CCD classes. Thanksgiving Holiday.

Sunday- Dec. 1, No CCD classes.

Late Thanksgiving Holiday.

Wednesday- Dec. 4, regular CCD classes.

Sunday- Dec. 8, regular CCD classes.

Wednesday- Dec.11, regular CCD classes.

Sunday- Dec. 15, regular CCD classes.

Children Christmas Pageant- Dec. 15th ,

At 6:30p.m. in the Celebration Hall. Wednesday- Dec. 18,regular CCD classes.

Thursday- Dec. 19, Youth Night, 6p.m.- 8p.m. for 5th & 6th graders.

Sunday- Dec. 22, regular CCD classes.

Wednesday-Dec. 25, No CCD classes.

Sunday- Dec. 29, No CCD classes.

 

Catholic Charities

 

Counseling and Support

Catholic Charities now offers free counseling and support services through a LPC-1 volunteer.  For more information or to schedule your appointment please call 432-332-1387.

 

Pantry Volunteers – Bilingual Needed

Catholic Charities’ pantry needs bilingual volunteers to work on Wednesdays.  Call Fr. Mark at 367-4657 for information.

 

SHRINES OF FRANCE TOUR

With Fr. Mark

“A Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes”

October 8-19, 2014

Fr. Mark is organizing a “shrines of France” tour.  The tour will include Lourdes, Avignon, Paray-Le-Monial, Ars, Lyon, Never, Chartes, Lisieux, and Paris.  Daily Mass will be available! Depending on the number of people going, cost will be a high of $4,123 to a low of $3,892.  More information available from

Fr. Mark at 367-4657.

 

Grief Support Group

Meets on the 3rd Monday of each month, 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Meets at Home Hospice, 316 N. Texas in Odessa.  Call 580-9990 for more information.  All are welcome.

 

 

MILITARY  PERSONNEL

Please keep our overseas service men and women in your prayers, especially the following who have relatives in our parish!

Marquis Luevano

Khiry Gallegos

Mario Montoya 

Matthew Cagle

Tony La       

Jose H. Gonzales  

Douglas M. Hicks

Mark McComick, Jr.

Eric Huki

Joshua Lambert

Andres Contreras

Samuel Urias

Brandon Ritz

Edgar Cuellar

Zachary Hamilton

Sylvia Feil

Sean Ernst

Christopher Clemenza

Christian Cole Maxwell

Sabrina Wilson

Sarah Renteria

 

Friends of the Choir
We are still looking for donations to Friends of the Choir.  We are only 40% to our first goal of $11,000 to buy timpani for the parish. It’s not too late to give and any amount is greatly appreciated. Please take home a brochure or contact Christopher before/after Mass or call 367-4657.

 

Parish Christmas Pageant
The Parish Christmas Party and Pageant, The Christmas Carol Special Report, will be Sunday, December 15th at 6:30pm. 

 

SEAS MOMS

We will be meeting every 2ND & 4TH Tuesdays of the month, in the Parlor, from 7 – 8:15 pm.  If you have any questions please call Brigitte @ 936-615-6727.

 

FORGIVENESS

     The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.William Blake

 

ULTREYA MEETINGS

Ultreya meets at St. Elizabeth’s every Thursday @ 7 pm in the Parlor. 

For more information call

Sonia Ramirez @ 664-4044.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

November 24 – Samuel Baumguardner II,  Antonio Duran, Ryan Rivera, Megan Hinojos, Victoria Arellano, Colleen Warner, Nolberto Valerio, Krstian Contreras, Santos Salazar, Rosemary Jaquez

November 25 – Danica Lopez, Michael Berzoza, Rosetta Cuba, Kevin Velasquez, Gavin Valencia, Jared Franco, Eric McClure, Mario Acosta

November 26 – Leonel Franco, Matthew Flores, Josette Zeigler, Marco Anaya, Brooklyne Blanchard, Gracie Quintela, Patrick Vasquez, Leonel Urias

November 27Jesse Ruiz, Larry Pepper, Jennie Fanous, Jeffrey Matta, Savannah Falcon, Monica Madrid, Chloe Zaragoza, Letshaira Hernandez, Aysce Villa

November 28 – Victor Garza, Connie Lavender, Edgar Villa, James Puga, Isaiah Minjarez, Nora Lucero, Randy Harris, Serena Roque, Nicole Solis, Mateo Garcia, Erika Tidmore

November 29 – Laura Lopez, Rene Jimenez, Juan Galindo Sr., Jesse Garcia, Raul Jimenez, Adeliah Plasenpia, Francisco Morales, Madeline Tercero, Ileana Pecos, Martha Aguirre, Mario Aguilar, Mikel McQueen, Maria Avila, Norma Villasenor, Mark Fanous

November 30-  Margaret Elder, William Britten, Len Gomez, Matthew Ruiz, Manuel Lopez, Laura Dutchover, Zachary Garcia, Homar Ortiz, Terri Baker, Christian Bejarano, Sylvia Dutchover, Jordan Catano, Sophia Chabarria, Trais Collins

 

Please pray for:

Adryan Mitcham, Wib Fegley, Dana Harrington, Linda Bustillos, Doris Tschihart, Aurora Larrea, Brandi Hayes, Monica Tschauner, Carlos Soza, Dolores Jones, Fidel Marquez, Delma Marquez, Marion Kelly, Frank Prieto, Missy Prieto, Jessica Trevino.

 

Rachel’s Corner

     “The Church is aware of the many factors which may have influenced your decision, and she does not doubt that in many cases it was a painful and even shattering decision.  The wound in your heart may not yet have healed.”   Blessed Pope John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae, No.99

We can help with healing the wound of abortion. Join us on a Rachel’s Vineyard™ Retreat Nov. 15-17, 2013, Lubbock, TX. kathy.krile@gmail.com  806-577-5912 Retreats are strictly confidential and open to men and women of all faiths.

In Memoriam

We remember the following parishioners who

died in years past, in the month of November:

Ace Marley Mendoza

3

Charles Brown

14

Moreno Marquez

4

Lou Love

15

Benito Carmona

7

Juanita Hoover

15

Shirley Flukinger

8

Marianne Prusick

15

Frank Davila

8

Augustine Baumstimler

17

Robert Jeremy Savedra  

9

Verda Clark

18

Margaret "Tink" Schott

9

Ynes Olivas

19

Helen Verhasselt

10

Herbert Lemaire

23

Gabriel Rodriguez

10

Joshua Parkinson

23

Paula Friday

10

Raymond Gomez

23

Dana Kalenak

11

Karlyn Houston

24

Don Hill

11

Dr. Daniel Cepero

25

Annie Fontenot

13

Robert Friday

26

Howard Munden

13

Florencio Polanco

28

Michael Rodriguez

13

Catherine Dacon

29

Elizabeth Stevens

12

Addaidro Velasco

30

Patrick Martin Sr.

14

Pete Munoz

30

 

Eternal rest, grant unto them, O Lord

 

TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION

     Today’s solemnity, the final feast of the Church year, is a youngster as feasts go. In 1925, Pope Pius XI was distressed by global political upheaval and the de-Christianizing of society. That year was a “Holy Year,” keyed to the sixteen hundredth anniversary of the Council of Nicaea, when the words “and of his kingdom there will be no end” were added to the Creed. The Pope explained that although most feasts had developed over many centuries, the Church sometimes provided a new feast to address new needs. He pointed to the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, showing Christ’s love and compassion in a time when many people embraced a cold and gloomy spirituality. Originally on the last Sunday of October, in the late 1960s the solemnity of Christ the King was moved to the last Sunday of the year.

     Fresh from baptism’s waters, we are anointed with chrism “as Christ was anointed priest, prophet, and king.” This feast is a key to our identity. On this feast, we recognize Christ as a king who breaks the usual mold of kingship, and who shapes his kingdom with our hands, our words, our deeds of love and service.

—James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.

 

***YOUTH NIGHT***

Wednesday

 

NO YOUTH NIGHT

 

Have a safe and Blessed Thanksgiving Break.

 

Youth Nights will continue on December 4.

 

Come check out the Young Adults Ministry Book Club!

The Young Adult’s Ministry Book club discusses fiction/nonfiction books with spiritual value.  The book club meets WEEKLY!  Members will begin with

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.

 

 

The Book Club will not meet this week due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

 

We will continue to meet on Dec. 5

 

For more information, please contact:

Deric Valdez @ 325-212-2483 or

Amanda DeFrance @ 432-413-6880.

 

The Discernment Hangout

 

Do you feel you might have a calling to a vocation as a Priest, Monk or Brother? If so, then maybe this hangout will be a good place for you to find answers to your questions. Come join us for a small meal, fun, prayer and discussion. We will talk about a Seminarian Retreat.

Call Adan Castillo for more details at

432-367-4657

 

Date: Dec.2, Monday

Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Place: TBA

 

 

College & Young Adult Ministry Group

Y.A.M.O!

Young Adults Ministry of Odessa!

 

Please contact Deric Valdez at

325-212-2483 for more information.

 

 

NO Y.A.M.O! NIGHT

 

Happy Thanksgiving

 

Our Monthly Schedule:

1st Tues. - Guest Speaker

2nd Tues. - Bible Study

3rd Tues. - Catechism Lesson

4th Tues. - Fun Night

 

Steubenville Committee

There will be a meeting for all of the adult chaperones on:

 

Date: November 25, Monday

Time: 7:00PM

Place: Youth Building

Please make arrangements to attend.

 

Steubenville Update

July 17 -21, 2014

First bus is full!

 

 

Ready to start filling our second bus.

Talk to Adan for more information.

 

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Wednesday, 13 November 2013

33RD Ordinary Sunday

November 17, 2013

 

 

 

READINGS FOR THE WEEK

Monday:   1 Mc 1:10-15, 41-43, 54-57, 62-63;

                Ps 119:53, 61, 134, 150, 155, 158;

                Lk 18:35-43

Tuesday:  2 Mc 6:18-31; Ps 3:2-7; Lk 19:1-10

Wednesday:  2 Mc 7:1, 20-31;

                Ps 17:1bcd, 5-6, 8b, 15; Lk 19:11-28

Thursday: 1 Mc 2:15-29;

                Ps 50:1b-2, 5-6, 14-15; Lk 19:41-44

Friday:     1 Mc 4:36-37, 52-59;

                1 Chr 29:10bcd, 11-12; Lk 19:45-48

Saturday: 1 Mc 6:1-13; Ps 9:2-4, 6, 16, 19;

                Lk 20:27-40

Sunday:   2 Sm 5:1-3; Ps 122:1-5; Col 1:12-20;

                Lk 23:35-43

 

Budget to Actual

Week of 11/10/2013          30,983.12

Weekly goal                        $  26,200.00

Alleluia!                             $    4,783.12               

 

**TREASURE STEWARDSHIP**

11/10/2013

   Envelope Receipts              $  13,889.50

   Loose Plate                              2,732.12

   Building Fund                            559.50

   Online giving 11/02 – 11/08:

   Envelope                              $ 10,786.00  

   Building Fund                         3,016.00

   TOTAL                                         30,983.12

 

Children’s Collections            $ 167.46

 

Rectory/Education Bldg. Addition:

In Savings                             $  220,402.32

Your donations to “Debt Reduction” or “Building Fund” will go to this project.

Catholic Charities Collection

11/10/2013                           $  1,476.00

 May God bless you for your generosity!

MASS INTENTIONS

SATURDAY, NOV. 16: Vigil, 33RD Ord. Sunday         

4:00 p.m.         Confessions

5:00 p.m.         +Bruce Foldesi, by Marie & Jack

                        Martin

SUNDAY,  NOV. 17: 33RD Ordinary Sunday

7:30 a.m.         All Souls Remembrance Mass

10:00 a.m.       +Ynez Olivas, by family

11:30 a.m.       +Paula Ramos Munoz, by family

5:00 p.m.        For the people of St. Elizabeth’s

MONDAY, NOV. 18:  Dedication of Basilicas

6:30 a.m.         +Kathy Turner Rigdon, Michael & Jack Turner, by Bettye Turner

6:00 p.m.         +James Edwin Weaver, by David & Cathi Boutin

TUESDAY, NOV. 19: 33RD Ordinary Weekday

6:30 a.m.        +Ynes Olivas, by Anita Galindo (Latin)

6:00 p.m.        Birthday, Jackie Steele, by Cathy O’Reilly

WED’DAY, NOV. 20: 33RD Ordinary Weekday

6:30 a.m.         +Kathy Turner Rigdon, Michael &                              Jack Rigdon, by Bettye Turner

6:00 p.m.        +Mary Ann Krumnow, by Our Lady’s              Rosebuds

THURSDAY, NOV. 21: Presentation of the BVM

6:30 a.m.         Friends/family living/deceased of                              Chance Lardin

6:00 p.m.         +Daniel Moreno, by Johnny & Sonia

Daniel & family

FRIDAY, NOV. 22: St. Cecilia

6:30 a.m.         +Kathy Turner Rigdon, Michael &                              Jack Turner, by Bettye Turner

6:00 p.m.         All Souls Memorial Mass

SATURDAY, NOV. 23: St. Clement, Pope & Martyr

8:00 a.m.         Friends/family living/deceased of                              Manuel Pena

SATURDAY, NOV. 23: Vigil, Christ the King

4:-4:45 p.m.     Confessions

5:00 p.m.         All Souls Memorial Mass

SUNDAY, NOV. 24: Christ the King  

7:30 a.m.         People of St. Elizabeth

10:00 a.m.      All Souls Memorial Mass

11:30 a.m.       +Michael & Jack Turner, & Kathy Turner Rigdon by Bettye Turner

2:00 p.m.         Traditional Latin Mass

5:00 p.m.         For Vocations to the Priesthood

 

PHILIPPINE DISASTER DINNER

Many 1,000’s killed, others homeless

 

Want to help victims of the terrible typhoon

that hit the Philippines Nov. 9?  The Odessa

Filippino community invites you to dine

next Sunday in St. Elizabeth’s Parlor.  Food

will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Plates

are $10.  Donations are also accepted.

Thank you for your loving concern.  (Pope

Francis has already sent $150,000.00 to the

Philippines.)

)

Latin Masses:  Nov. Schedule

Sunday, Nov. 24 – 2 p.m.

Also, Tuesdays at 6:30 a.m.

 

Columbarium Niches On Sale Now!

We will be adding a second columbarium in the next few months.  The addition will be located in the prayer garden.  Cost of niches will be $800.  HOWEVER, until the columbarium is completed, we will sell niches for $700 (6-month pay out).  The niches will be ordered soon so if you want the discount you better hurry!  Call the office at 367-4657 for more details.

 

MARRIED COUPLES RETREAT

Want to marry in the church?  Deacon Victor Lopez is offering a 1 day married couples retreat on Saturday, Nov. 23, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.   Retreat will be held at St. Mary’s here in Odessa, sponsored by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.  For an application, call Fr. Mark at 367-4657. 

 

SEAS ACTS Community News

 

ADORATION of Blessed Sacrament

Please join us for Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Tuesday at 7:00pm.

“When you look at the Crucifix, you understand how much Jesus loved you then.  When you look at the Sacred Host you understand how much Jesus loves you now.”

~Mother Teresa~

BAPTISM PREP CLASS

Our next baptism preparation class is, Saturday, January 4, 9:00-10:30 am.  You must call ahead of time to register for this class.  Registration begins Dec. 26th!

 

To Schedule a Baptism

In order to baptize at St. Elizabeth’s the parents of the child should be registered members of St. Elizabeth’s or live within our boundaries.  Parents please come to the office to schedule your child’s baptism.  You will need to bring in the baby’s birth certificate, from the county, the godparents’ confirmation certificates, if the godparents are married, a copy of their church marriage certificate and proof of baptism prep classes for parents and godparents. 

Baptisms are the 1ST Sunday of the month after the 11:30 am Mass and the 3RD Saturday of the month after the 5:00 pm Mass.  You must register in the office to have your child baptized!

 

Pope’s November Intentions

His general intention for this month is: Suffering Priests. That priests who experience difficulties may find comfort in their suffering, support in their doubts, and confirmation in their fidelity.

His mission intention is:  Latin American Churches. That as fruit of the continental mission, Latin American Churches may send missionaries to other Churches

 

Women’s Bible Study

The Women’s Bible Study Wednesday’s 6:15 p.m. in the Parlor.

 

Men’s Bible Study- Mondays

The Men’s Bible Study is on Mondays in the Parlor at 7:00 pm.

 

Catholic Charities

 

Counseling and Support

Catholic Charities now offers free counseling and support services through a LPC-1 volunteer.  For more information or to schedule your appointment please call 432-332-1387.

 

Pantry Volunteers – Bilingual Needed

Catholic Charities’ pantry needs bilingual volunteers to work on Wednesdays.  Call Fr. Mark at 367-4657 for information.

 

SHRINES OF FRANCE TOUR

With Fr. Mark

“A Parish Pilgrimage to Lourdes”

October 8-19, 2014

Fr. Mark is organizing a “shrines of France” tour.  The tour will include Lourdes, Avignon, Paray-Le-Monial, Ars, Lyon, Never, Chartes, Lisieux, and Paris.  Daily Mass will be available!

Depending on number going, cost will be a high of $4123 to a low of $3892.

More information available from Fr. Mark at 367-4657.

 

SEAS MOMS

We will be meeting every 2ND & 4TH Tuesdays of the month, in the Parlor, from 7 – 8:15 pm.  If you have any questions please call Brigitte @

936-615-6727.

 

RESEMBLANCE

      The dignity of resembling the Almighty is common to all people; we should then love them all as ourselves, as living images of the Deity. It is in this that we belong to God.

—St. Francis de Sales

 

ELEMENTARY CCD NEWS

Sunday-Nov. 17, regular CCD classes.

Wednesday- Nov. 20, regular CCD classes.

Sunday-Nov. 24, regular CCD classes.

Wednesday- Nov. 27, No CCD classes. Thanksgiving Holiday.

 

MILITARY  PERSONNEL

Please keep our overseas service men and women in your prayers, especially the following who have relatives in our parish!

Marquis Luevano

Khiry Gallegos

Mario Montoya 

Matthew Cagle

Tony La       

Jose H. Gonzales  

Douglas M. Hicks

Mark McComick, Jr.

Eric Huki

Joshua Lambert

Andres Contreras

Samuel Urias

Brandon Ritz

Edgar Cuellar

Zachary Hamilton

Sylvia Feil

Sean Ernst

Christopher Clemenza

Christian Cole Maxwell

Sabrina Wilson

 

NOT WATCHING FOR THE 2ND COMING

     As we near the end of the Church year, the scriptures become more urgent. Both the prophet Malachi and Jesus in the Gospel according to Luke offer graphic pictures of a terrible future. But we are missing the message if we use these passages to speculate about when the world will end. The troubles predicted have already occurred, and then some. In the last century alone we have seen devastation beyond anything the ancient prophets could have imagined.

     We weren’t given these passages to strike fear in our hearts, but faith. The sun of justice will rise, Malachi assures us, for those who are faithful. And Jesus promises, “By your perseverance you will secure your lives.” But it is Paul who brings the message down to earth. The Thessalonians were so sure that the end of the world was upon them, some of them had stopped working! Paul states his case clearly: “If anyone was unwilling to work, neither should that one eat.” We are not called to worry about how things will end, but to live today faithfully.

Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.

Friends of the Choir
We are still looking for donations to Friends of the Choir.  We are only 30% to our first goal of $11,000 to buy timpani for the parish. It’s not too late to give and any amount is greatly appreciated. Please take home a brochure or contact Christopher before/after Mass or call 367-4657.

 

Parish Christmas Pageant
The Parish Christmas Party and Pageant, The Christmas Carol Special Report, will be Sunday, December 15th at 6:30pm.  Auditions for speaking parts will be Wednesday, November 20th at 5:30pm in the Choir room. We have five speaking parts that need to be filled.  Please see Christopher for a copy of the script.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

November 17 – Santana Sarabia, Robert Rhodes, Miranda Hinojos, Stephanie Campos, Michael Scown, Christina Lozano, Julie Figueroa, Diana Chavez, Adeline Adome, Graciela Ortiz, Francisco Flores III, Adria Leyva, Alexandra Armendariz, Linda Longoria, Chris Mota, Jacob Rizo, Scarlett Casas

November 18 – Isabella Chavarria, Kristan Cruz, Adrienna Munoz, Anjennette Dominguez, Seth Acosta, Brittney Lucero, Anna Orona, Lucia Campbell, Arianna Vasquez, Fabian Nuno, Virginia King, Dominc Garza, Hunter McMinn, Zachary Kwiatkowski

November 19 – Velma Gallardo, Marissa Matta, Erika Ornelas, Richard Rodriguez, Jazmine Moyte, Alexandra Barragan, Patricia Flotte, Zoe Flores, Adam Castillo, Christian Suarez, Joe Casas Jr.

November 20Joseph Schwab, Demetre DeLaCruz, Roy Molinar, Donna Ornelas, Elizabeth Nieto, Paige Bryson, Isaiah Rodriguez, Daniel Sarabia Sr., Jacob Ruiz

November 21 – Aniyah Rodriguez, Judy Gonzalez, Aizik Ozuna, Aniah Rodriguez, Lydia Torres, Daniela Martinez, Stacie Sanchez, Ashley Roman, Tracee McMinn, Jose Mayans

November 22 – Hector Nicholes, Sergio Martinez Jr., Kendra Camarena, Alejandra Martinez, Donna Schoel, Lydia Prieto, Kyle Hancock, Cynthia Lopez, Rodney King

November 23-  Natalie Garza, Anneliese Espinoza, Raul Mendoza, Cruz Porras, Bethany Alexander, Coral Garza, Michelle Minjarez, Christopher Sparks, Ricky Young, Johnny Bencomo

Grief Support Group

Meets on the 3rd Monday of each month, 6:00-8:00 p.m.  Meets at Home Hospice, 316 N. Texas in Odessa.  Call 580-9990 for more information.  All are welcome.

 

Rachel’s Corner

     “The Church is aware of the many factors which may have influenced your decision, and she does not doubt that in many cases it was a painful and even shattering decision.  The wound in your heart may not yet have healed.”   Blessed Pope John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae, No.99

We can help with healing the wound of abortion. Join us on a Rachel’s Vineyard™ Retreat Nov. 15-17, 2013, Lubbock, TX. kathy.krile@gmail.com  806-577-5912 Retreats are strictly confidential and open to men and women of all faiths.

 

Please pray for:

Adryan Mitcham, Wib Fegley, Dana Harrington, Linda Bustillos, Doris Tschihart, Aurora Larrea, Brandi Hayes, Monica Tschauner, Carlos Soza, Dolores Jones, Fidel Marquez, Delma Marquez, Marion Kelly.

 

In Memoriam

We remember the following parishioners who

died in years past, in the month of November:

Ace Marley Mendoza

3

Lou Love

15

Moreno Marquez

4

Juanita Hoover

15

Benito Carmona

7

Marianne Prusick

15

Shirley Flukinger

8

Augustine Baumstimler

17

Frank Davila

8

Verda Clark

18

Robert Jeremy Savedra  

9

Ynes Olivas

19

Margaret "Tink" Schott

9

Herbert Lemaire

23

Helen Verhasselt

10

Joshua Parkinson

23

Gabriel Rodriguez

10

Raymond Gomez

23

Paula Friday

10

Karlyn Houston

24

Dana Kalenak

11

Dr. Daniel Cepero

25

Don Hill

11

Robert Friday

26

Annie Fontenot

13

Florencio Polanco

28

Howard Munden

13

Catherine Dacon

29

Michael Rodriguez

13

Addaidro Velasco

30

Patrick Martin Sr.

14

Pete Munoz

30

Charles Brown

14

 

 

Eternal rest, grant unto them, O Lord

 

ULTREYA MEETINGS

Ultreya meets at St. Elizabeth’s every Thursday @ 7 pm in the Parlor.  For more information call Sonia Ramirez @ 664-4044.

 

NO PARKING ZONES

Please be aware that there are several

NO PARKING ZONES in our parking lots!  Please park in marked parking spaces only!

 

 

TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION

     We are faced with strong and disturbing readings today that hold a certain fascination, since they seem at first glance to be blueprints for future inevitable wars and hardship. A fundamentalist interpretation focuses on this aspect.  Yet we hear them at our Sunday celebration of the Eucharist, which infuses them with hope and optimism. Rather than dreading the future, today’s liturgy assures us that God is with us in all of life’s inevitable trials, and that we have a role in shaping the outcome of human history. Occasionally, some Christians have attempted to decode these readings for an exact measure of the world’s end, but they have thus far been disappointed.

     “Nothing lasts forever” is a lyric from a Broadway show. Stars fall from the sky, leaves wither and fall, mountains wash into the sea, human projects and governments totter and collapse with great regularity. Today’s liturgy opposes this idea as incomplete, reminding us that Christ has made a permanent change in human history, and that life in him is life forever. Rather than inviting us to throw in the towel, today’s liturgy strengthens us for acts of goodness and grace in our families, communities, and world.

—James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.

 

ARE YOU REGISTERED?

We have once again been getting a lot of phone calls where people are shocked that they are not registered members here and therefore they must have their sacraments done in the parish in whose boundaries they reside.  For example, if you live south of Odessa but travel to here for church and you want to have your child baptized, you will have to talk to St. Joseph’s if you are not registered here.  You should pick a church to be your family home and register at that church.  That does not mean that you cannot attend Mass at a different church sometimes.  It means that you want your family to become members of that church family.  There are registration forms in the foyer!

 

***YOUTH NIGHT***

Wednesday

7:30 – 9:00 p.m.

 

Give Thanks

 

Speaker: Kalena Rodriguez

 

Students that have homework can bring it with them every Youth Night and work on it in the Conference/Computer Room.  Two touch screen computers and a small white board will be provided.  They can then join us when they have finished.

Snacks and Drinks will be provided.

 

Come check out the Young Adults Ministry Book Club!

The Young Adult’s Ministry Book club discusses fiction/nonfiction books with spiritual value.  The book club meets WEEKLY!  Members will begin with

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis.

 

Date: Nov. 21, Thurs.

Location varies by week

 

Kindles will be available to all members of the book club.

 

For more information, please contact:

Deric Valdez @ 325-212-2483 or

Amanda DeFrance @ 432-413-6880.

 

 

Steubenville Fundraiser 

 

Total profit: $2,409.00

Thank you for supporting our youth.

 

All food was donated by local businesses and parishioners.  A special thank you to each of you!

 

College & Young Adult Ministry Group

Y.A.M.O!

Young Adults Ministry of Odessa!

 

Please contact Deric Valdez at

325-212-2483 for more information.

 

 

7:00pm- Adoration

8:00pm- Catechism

 

 

Our Monthly Schedule:

 

1st Tues. - Guest Speaker

2nd Tues. - Bible Study

3rd Tues. - Catechism Lesson

4th Tues. - Fun Night

 

Steubenville Committee

 

There will be a meeting for all of the adult chaperones on:

 

Date: November 25, Monday

Time: 7:00PM

Place: Youth Building

Please make arrangements to attend.

 

 

Steubenville Update

July 17 -21, 2014

First bus is full!

 

 

Ready to start filling our second bus.

Talk to Adan for more information.

 

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