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EASTER EGG HUNT

St. Michael Catholic Church


MASS SCHEDULE GIRARD
Saturday
5:30 pm
Sunday
10:00 am

ARMA
4:00 pm
8:00 am

CONFESSION
GIRARD
ARMA
Saturday
2:00-2:30 pm 3:15-3:45 pm
Weekdays before Mass, anytime by appointment
RECTORY HOURS & INFORMATION
Tuesday-Friday: 9:00 am - Noon
Rectory: (620) 724-8717
Fr. Maxs cell: (316) 708-9473
Fr. Maxs email: thomas.becket.fan@gmail.com
STAFF Pastor: Fr. Max Biltz
Secretary: Faith Paoni
Bookkeeper: Janel Scales
Bulletin Editor: Nancy Bauer
PARISH WEBSITE:
www.stmichaelgirard.com
UPCOMING EVENTS:
Finance Council
Parish Council
Tony Stonerock, Chair Dale Coomes, Chair
TBA
TBA

!Altar Society

Monday, Mar. 28
6pm at El Caballo

!Helping Hands

Knights of Columbus
1st Tuesday of month
7:00pm in hall

Daughters of Isabella
Carrie Smith
Marilyn Bradshaw
724-6684
724-7133
Kapauns Men: Fridays at 6:00am in the hall

Mar. 26 Holy Saturday 4:00pm


8:30pm
27 Easter Sunday 8:00am
10:00am
28 Monday
7:00am
29 Tuesday
5:30pm
30 Wednesday 6:30pm
31 Thursday 7:00pm
8:30am-3:00pm
Apr. 1 Friday
12:00 noon
8:00am-6:00pm
2 Saturday 4:00pm
5:30pm
3 Sunday
8:00am
10:00am

106 N. Western Ave.


Girard, KS 66743
(620) 724-8717
Pastor: Fr. Max Biltz

BELIEVE IN THE RESURRECTION!


Easter Sunday was our Lords great day of triumph. On Good Friday, it appeared that His
earthly mission had ended in failure. Our Lords enemies had determined to put Him to death
because they considered Him a blasphemer, one who claimed to be God. They also resented Him
as a challenge to their selfish interests and they were no doubt jealous because of the multitudes
that followed Him. Little did they realize that He could have come down from the cross. It was
not the nails of the Roman soldiers that held Him there, but love--love for your soul and mine,
love for every poor sinner.
We would have to say that the Resurrection of Jesus was a hidden event. Jesus didnt rise from
the grave to baffle His opponents, to make a victory statement, or to prove to those who loved
Him and followed Him that Gods Divine Love is stronger than death. You recall that He had
told the women and men who committed themselves to Him that His mission had been fulfilled.
To the Apostles, He gave the sacred task to call all people into the new life with Him. To expand
on this, St. Cyril of Jerusalem said: The root of all good works is the hope of the resurrection,
for the expectations of the reward moves the soul to good works. St. Thomas got to the essence
of the resurrection in these words: For the human soul is immortal, and continues after its
separation from the body. Yet, union with the body is essential to it, for by its very nature, the soul
is form of body. Without the body, it is in an unnatural condition; and what is unnatural cannot
go on forever. Therefore, the soul, which is perpetual, is not forever apart from the body, but will
be reunited to it. The souls immortality seems to demand the eventual resurrection of the body.
And Fr. John Reinkemeyer, who gave me those preceding quotes, added, Not to forget, if we get
our body back on resurrection day, the body will be rewarded with the soul, if our resurrection is
glorious. The body and soul worked together in doing Gods will on earth to glorify Him, so the
two must be rewarded together. The opposite, which, God forbid should happen, also holds true.
St. Paul assured the Corinthians of the final resurrection
with these words: In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye,
at the last trumpet, the corruptible body must put on
incorruption and the mortal body must put on
immortality. This is the hope of every faithful Christian.
This hope inspired Job, during his terrible trials many
centuries before the time of Jesus, when he cried out, I
know that my Redeemer liveth and on the last day, I shall
rise again out of the earth, clothed again with my skin and
in my flesh, and I shall see my God! If we accept Gods
Will and place full trust in Him, a glorious resurrection with
Him will one day be ours. Keep your eye on The Prize
and have a happy Easter!
- Marcel Normand

NO MASS
Steve VanLeeuwen
Mary Ellen Galichia
For the People
No Mass
No Mass
No Mass
No Mass
No Adoration
No Mass
No Adoration
Francis Buche
No Intention
No Intention
No Intention

Arma
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Arma
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Next Saturday (4/2/15)

RICE BOWLS

VISITING PRIEST

Next weekend, Father John Fisher will be celebrating the


weekend masses at St. Joseph and St. Michael. He is with
Cross Catholic Outreach, an organization that delivers food,
shelter, and hope to the poorest of the poor.

DIOCESAN STEWARDSHIP CONFERENCE

The Diosesan stewardship conference will be at Our Lady of


Lourdes in Pittsburg, on Sunday April 17th from 3-6PM. All
are welcome. There are brochures in the back of the church
as well as more information on the bulletin board. This is the
30th anniversary of the Diocesan Stewardship Way of Life
Campaign.

ST. MICHAEL YOUTH AWARDED

ALTAR SOCIETY MEETING

The St. Michaels Altar Society will meet Monday, March 28


at 6:00pm at El Caballo de Oro. All ladies of the parish are
invited.

Next Sunday (4/3/15)

!Altar Servers:

Brandon & Bailey


Leritz

Broc & Kaleb Scales,


Eric Wilson

EMHC:

Sharon Giacometti

Marilyn McCracken

Teresa Davenport

Doug Lopeman

Dale & Bernadette


Coomes

Jim & Michelle


Puckett Family

Gift Bearers

Childrens Offering

Please turn in your Rice Bowls in the collection basket or drop


them by the Church Office. PSR students are welcome to
bring them to PSR class this week.

5:30 pm

!
Lector:
!

EASTER COLLECTION

Five youth and 4 adult chaperones attended the Diocesan


Youth Conference last weekend in Wichita, where St.
Michael's senior, Cooper Puckett, was recognized with the
Light of Christ Award! This award is given to 10 high school
seniors across the diocese based on their parish, region &
diocesan involvement over the four years of high school.
Congratulations, Cooper!

Altar Ministers for Next Weekend


10:00 am

Contributions

Please remember the special Easter collection to benefit the


missionary work of the church. If you need an extra envelope,
there are some in the back of the church. These may also be
turned in after Easter.

Mass Schedule and Intentions for Mar. 26 - Apr. 3

Collections

The St. Michaels CYM is sponsoring an Easter Egg Hunt on


the parish grounds immediately following the 10:00am mass
this Easter Sunday morning.

K of C PANCAKE FEED

Girard/Arma Knights of Columbus will host a Pancake &


Sausage Breakfast at St. Joseph's parish hall in Arma on
Sunday, April 10 from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Free will
donations will be accepted.

Last Week

July 2015 to date

$3,776.00

$96,587.87

$11.05

$566.10

Expenses

$103,178.73

Over / (Under)

($6,024.76)

Building Fund Contributions

$285.00

Building Fund Loan Balance

$220,707.26

KAPAUNS MEN
Kapauns Men meet every Friday morning at 6:00am in the
parish hall. All men 18+ are invited.

BIRTHRIGHT ASSISTANCE

The Knights of Columbus will be collecting baby items to


donate to Birthright over the next few weeks. A basket will be
in the back of church. Diapers, baby blankets, etc. are needed.

PRAYERS FOR OUR PARISHIONERS

Please pray for parishioners Herman Masser, Thurma Masser,


Rosemary OToole, Tom Weston, and Judy Widner who are ill
or in need of prayers.

DAUGHTERS OF ISABELLA MEETING

The Daughters of Isabella will meet on Tuesday, April 12 at


7:30pm at the St. Francis Parish Hall in St. Paul. Hostesses for
the meeting are Mary Jean Zandler, chairman, and Loretta
Hofer, Charlotte Stottmann, and Cynthia Jones, co-chairs.

MASS INTENTIONS

If you would like a Mass said for a loved one please call the
parish office, 724-8717.

MIDWEST CATHOLIC FAMILY CONFERENCE

The 17th Annual Midwest Catholic family conference will be


held Aug. 5-7 in Wichita, Ks. Call the parish office for more
information or visit catholicfamilyconference.org.

ST. PEREGRINE ITEMS AVAILABLE

St. Peregrine cards, medals and tokens are available free of


charge for persons with a cancer diagnosis or cancer survivors.
St. Peregrine is the patron saint of persons suffering from
cancer. If you would like one for yourself or a loved one, call
Teresa Davenport at 362-3042.

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