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Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time November 17, 2013
April 24, 2011 , 2010
Saturday, November 16th 5:00 PM – Frank & Nancy Catalano Sunday, November 17th 9:00 AM – For the People of the Parish 11:15AM – Lois Soria+ Monday, November 18th 8:30 AM – Richard Kot+ Tuesday, November 19th 8:30 AM – Ric Havel+ Wednesday, November 20th 7:00 PM – NO MASS Thursday, November 21st 8:30 AM – Clayton & Leona Mole+ Friday, November 22nd 8:30 AM – William & Jean Weber+ Saturday, November 23rd 5:00 PM Arthur M. DeThomas Jr+ Sunday, November 24th 9:00 AM – For the People of the Parish 11:15 AM Ric Havel+ Liturgical Minister Schedule Saturday, November 23, 2013, 5:00pm Lector: Bev Zeigler Servers: C. Walker / M. Haburay E.M.’s: A. & M. Lincoln Sunday, November 24, 2013, 9:00am Lector: Carol Cooke Servers: J. Mycek / K. Hokes E.M.’s: J. Jack, P. Guidetti, A. Froelich, C. Stupi Sunday, November 24, 2013, 11:15am Lector: Mary Mennell Servers: M. Boyle / C. Boyle E.M.’s: M. Piazza / G. Mason

I ask that you remember in prayer Pat Siddall and Mary Cook, both of whom have been living in Ashland for some time now. They are both doing well and miss being able to be at Mass with us, so I assure them of our prayerful remembrance of them. Continue to pray for Freda Brazis, Margie Keep, Ron Guidetti, Mary Matthews, Joan Carlson, Dick Rogers, and Eleanor Roe. Louise Bauer had several surgeries and is recuperating. Lois Yehlik (who was able to join us for Mass last weekend) is persevering through her chemo treatments. Mickey Stitt had knee surgery this past week but we expect her back at the organ next weekend (just kidding). We lift up all of these to the Lord along with anyone else from our parish in need of the Lord’s healing. Our parishioners, George & Kathleen Levanoff, will be selling some wonderful things at the Craft Show in the Gathering Room that can be used as Christmas gifts for loved ones or even for yourself. And here’s what’s really great about this: any proceeds made from the sale of these items goes to our outreach fund! That’s a really generous act on their part so please thank them and take a good look at what they offer. This weekend we will pass out a questionnaire for you (18 and older) to fill out before Mass. It asks questions about prayer. We hope to get a better sense of how you pray and what you find to be helpful tools for prayer. It is an anonymous survey so your honest answers would be appreciated. This tool will be used to help me offer a presentation on a prayer called the “Liturgy of the Hours” that I would like to introduce in the parish. To that end, I will be offering a presentation on this topic during the adult education session between the two Sunday Masses this weekend and the following. I will offer the same presentation this Thursday and Friday evening at 7:00pm in the church meeting room. I believe you’ll find this prayer very helpful so please join us, especially if you attend daily Mass or eucharistic devotions on Wednesdays.

Readings for the Week of November 17, 2013 Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time Mal 3:19-20a; Ps 98; 2 Thes 3:7-12; Lk 21:5-19 Monday The Dedication of the Basilicas of Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles 1 Mc 1:10-15, 41-43, 54-57, 62-63; Ps 119; Lk 18:35-43 Tuesday 2 Mc 6:18-31; Ps 3; Lk 19:1-10 Wednesday 2 Mc 7:1, 20-31; Ps 17; Lk 19:11-28 Thursday The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary 1 Mc 2:15-29; Ps 50; Lk 19:41-44 Friday Saint Cecilia, Virgin and Martyr 1 Mc 4:36-37, 52-59; 1 Chr 29; Lk 19:45-48 Saturday Saint Clement I, Pope and Martyr; Saint Columban, Abbot; Blessed Miguel Agustín Pro, Priest and Martyr 1 Mc 6:1-13; Ps 9; Lk 20:27-40 Sunday Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe 2 Sm 5:1-3; Ps 122; Col 1:12-20; Lk 23:35-43 Sunday

Sunday, 10:00am 10:00am 10:00am Monday, 7:00pm 7:00pm Tuesday, 7:00pm Wednesday 7:30 am 5:30pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 8:00pm

November 17th Offertory Counter Team 3 PSR (Hall) Adult Ed. (Church Meeting Room) SVDP Craft Show (Gathering Room) November 18th Guitar Group Practice (Church) Boy Scouts/Webelos (Hall) November 19th Choir Practice (Church) November 20th Eucharistic Adoration Meals & More (Hall) November 21st No Events Scheduled November 22nd No Events Scheduled November 23rd AA Meeting (Rectory Meeting Room)

Last week’s collections: 11/10/13 Offertory - $2831.80, Military Services - $313.00, SVDP - $172.09 Thank you! Please remember the sick in your prayers: Ron Guidetti, Eleanor Roe, Margie Keep, Freda Brazis; Pat Siddall, Louise Bauer, Tracy Lenhoff, Mary Cooke, Alene & Raymond Smith, Bob Coon, Jim McWeeny, Sr. Clare Ellen Wittman, Ray Hirsch, Marilyn Reith, Lilly Gawlinski, Jared Johnson, Deacon Joe Johnson, Barb Ciuca, Dan Klamert, Nancy Catalano, Jessica Johnson, Lois Yehlik, June Kost, and all those on our prayer board. DEACON'S CORNER: You know the year is coming to an end when we receive the beautiful calendars for next year. They are supplied to us free of charge from Matteson’s Funeral Home, so if you see Michele around please thank her for the fine calendars. You can find your copy of the calendar on the pews in the gathering room. Since the liturgical year is also coming to an end we also have free copies of The Word Among Us for Advent available in the gathering room. This is a great little magazine with the daily Mass readings, meditations and inspirational articles to help us get more out of the season of Advent. I hope you enjoy it. Bulletin Advertising Campaign Coming Soon! Jeff Thomas representing Diocesan Publications (our Bulletin Publisher) will be at the parish soon. He will be renewing present advertisements and seeking new ones. If interested, please call the parish office. Or you may contact Jeff directly at 614738-6150 orjthomas@diocesan.com . We feel this is an excellent service and that the sponsors get good coverage with their ads. THANKS TO YOU and DIOCESAN PUBLICATIONS, the bulletin is published weekly at no cost to the parish. Thanks from Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio Thank you to everyone who participated in the Collection for the Archdiocese for the Military Services. Your prayers and support are truly a blessing. As Catholics in a worldwide faith community, we treasure our belief that we may be continually transformed by participation in the sacraments. The Archbishop, clergy and staff of the Archdiocese thank everyone for sharing the mission through your prayerful and generous support. Join Bishop Lennon at a memorial Mass for John F. Kennedy All are welcome to attend Mass on Friday, 22 November 2013 for the repose of the soul of John F. Kennedy on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his death. The Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist at 12 noon. Arrangements have been made to free up a significant number of parking spaces in the ground lot and the garage. Second Collection Next Week Next week’s collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) needs your help. CCHD was founded to end the cycle of poverty throughout America by funding organizations that help individuals help themselves. With a tradition of improving education, housing, and community economic development, CCHD continues to make a positive impact in communities nationwide. Defend human dignity. Take poverty off the map. Please give to the CCHD Collection. NO PSR on December 1, 2013 The weekend after Thanksgiving has traditionally been a day off to allow our Catechists to visit with family.

Start your Holiday Shopping Early at the SVDP Craft Show! Please join in this great opportunity to pick out some great gifts for your loved ones while donating to SVDP at the same time! Kathleen Levanoff has graciously provided this chance to pick up some unique items and help families in need at the same time. The show takes place this weekend in the Gathering Room! Please be generous! Every penny goes to the Poor Box. Red Cross Needs Local Volunteers! The Red Cross is looking for volunteers each blood drive at St. Stephen to spend a few hours in the Canteen helping with refreshments. If you are interested please contact Donna Bourdess at 419-945-2283. Your help will be greatly appreciated. What will it be like when Christ judges us and the whole world? Even Christ cannot help someone who does not want to know anything about love; such a person judges himself. Because Jesus Christ is “the Way, the Truth, and the Life: (Jn 14:6) he will show what is of lasting value in God’s sight and what is not. Held up to the standard of his life, the full truth about all people, things, thoughts, and events will come to light.
(From the Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church) (Youcat #111)

JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM MASS, SAT., 7 DEC. 2013 Join Catholic Charities Disability Services & Ministries for the Annual Journey to Bethlehem Liturgy on Saturday, 7 December 2013, at OLA/St. Joseph Center (2346 W. 14th St., Cleveland, OH). Our celebrant will be Bishop Roger Gries. Mass will begin at 10:30am with a light luncheon following. This beautiful celebration marks the 29th liturgy for persons with disabilities, their families and friends. We encourage members of our Diocese to join us. Call 216-334-2963 or email mjscott@clevelandcatholiccharities.org for more information. Free Christmas Concert at the Cathedral A Christmas Concert with the Daughters of St. Paul Choir will take place on Friday, 6 December 2013 at 7:00 pm at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, 1007 Superior Avenue, Cleveland. The concert is free and open to all. No tickets or reservations required. Free secure parking at the Cathedral Plaza Garage – Rockwell Ave. & E. 9th St. For more information call: 216-696-6525 x5510 or email: gheislman@dioceseofcleveland.org. Holiday Craft Show at St. Martin’s St. Martin’s “Holiday Craft Show” is being held in their parish hall located at 1800 Station Road in Valley City, Ohio on Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 9:00pm to 3:00pm. They have 70 crafter tables filled for the day. Lunch will be available, bake sale, raffles and free admission. Pictures with Santa $5.00 from 10am to 2pm. Stephen’s Meals & More Thanksgiving Meal This Week! On November 20th at 5:30 we will be having our annual Thanksgiving dinner at Hackman Hall. We would like to invite all in the parish to share this meal. What a great opportunity to come and meet fellow parishioners. Hope to see you there. WEST SALEM OUTREACH We would like to send out a Special Thanks to everyone who donated turkeys and other food for the November distribution! We have now shifted gears and are looking forward to the December/Christmas distribution. Again we are asking for 10-12 lb. turkeys and 7-8 lb. hams to be given to those in need. “For I was hungry and you gave me food.” Mt. 25:35