St.

Mary’s Catholic Church
New to the Parish?
Welcome! We’re glad you will be joining us. If you would like to register with the parish, please fill
out this form and drop it in the collection basket. You may bring it by the parish office or send it to us.
February 26, 2017—8th Sunday in Ordinary Time Fr. Cory Sticha-Pastor
Name:______________________________________________________________________________
P.O. Box 70 www.SaintMarysMalta.org Office: (406) 654-1446
Address:____________________________________________________________________________ Malta, MT 59538 RE Center: (406) 654-1311
Phone number:_______________________________________________________________________ office@SaintMarysMalta.org Fax: (406) 654-1467

Email address:_______________________________________________________________________
MASS SCHEDULE
2/27: Malta - 5:30 PM: Poor Souls in Pur gator y r /b the Howells
You may also use this for a change of address.
2/28: Malta - 8:30 AM: Repose of the soul of Evenlyn Star key r /b KofC Council 2124
Thanks! 3/1: Malta - 5:30 PM: Repose of the soul of Mr . & Mr s. Louis For tin r /b Lana Ulr ich
3/2: Hi-Line - 10:00 AM: Repose of the soul of Evelyn Star key r /b Mar y LaFond
3/3: Malta - 8:30 AM: Deceased family member s r /b the Howells
PCCW Announcements
3/4: Malta - 5:30 PM: Repose of the soul of Geor ge Nevr ivy r/b Don Nevr ivy
PCCW will be assisting the Church in hosting a larger scale Spring Fling (date and details to be 3/5: Dodson - 8:30 AM: Repose of the soul of Hazel Mauch r /b Helen DePuydt
announced soon.) PCCW will hold their traditional Raffle with a beautiful quilt and bird house but we Malta - 10:00 AM: For all par ishioner s
know there are many undiscovered talents out in our parish - please consider donating items, skills and Saco - 12:15 PM: Repose of the soul of Roy Mauch r /b Helen DePuydt
services as silent auction items during this fund raising event.
Ash Wednesday
We are still accepting small sample sized toiletry items for the women's shelter and new socks for all ages
for those in need. There is a donation box in the church basement. The kitchen is also in need of new Wednesday, March 1st is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. As a reminder, this is a day of fasting.
cotton (flour sack style is great) dish towels and small disposable food containers (no need for new, The US Catholic Bishops recommend 1 regular meal and 2 smaller meals that do not add up to a second
butter, cool whip type.) regular meal, though you can do more or less fasting based on physical capability.

If you would like to feed our CCD kids on Wednesday evenings at 6PM, please contact Julie Snellman Ash Wednesday Mass and distribution of ashes will be held at 5:30 PM in Malta, with a potluck
(she has openings now!) community supper following. All are encouraged to join us and bring their favorite meatless dish to
share. This meal will replace Religious Education for the week.

Confessions: Satur days 4 - 5 p.m., 1/2 hour before Mass Intentions: As Catholics, we have a long
Knights of Columbus # 2124 Weekly Eucharistic Adoration
daily Mass (Tues., Weds., and Fri.) or by tradition of having Masses celebrated for those we
appointment offer up in prayer. The Mass is the ultimate form of Next Meeting: 1st Friday of the Month: 9 AM to 4 PM
prayer, and each Mass is celebrated for an First Tuesday of the month (Sign-up in the back of the church or just
Anointing of the Sick: Please contact Fr . Cor y as
intention. We ask $10.00 per mass intention. March 7, 2016 — 6:15 Rosary show up!)
soon as possible for anointing.
Please consider having Masses celebrated for Michael Fred Ereaux—658-2613 Other Fridays: 9 to 10 AM
Baptism: Normally celebrated at weekend Masses.
family and friends on special occasions and
Parental sessions are required. Collections Totals For 2/19/17 Final 2016 Care and Share Balance
anniversaries, as well as those who are in need of
Marriages: Six month couple pr epar ation prayers. Masses are also encouraged in memory of Donated Needed Goal Remaining Past Due
period required. Please contact Fr. Cory before those loved ones who have died, especially on the Malta: $1768.00 $5443.16 Malta: $25,893.00 $14,578.50 $44,665.87
scheduling marriage date. anniversaries of their deaths. Please contact Fr. Dodson: $168.00 $882.62 Dodson: $3,513.00 $0.00 $6,564.79
Cory for more information. Saco: $270.00 $882.62 Saco: $2,595.89 $611.00 $1,691.89
Stewardship Thoughts from Judy Held Scripture Readings
President, Catholic Foundation of Eastern Montana
2/26/2017-3/5/2017
“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to
the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon (material wealth).” Matthew 6:24 2/26 — 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Isaiah 49:14-15; Psalm 62:2-3, 6-9; 1 Corinthians 4:1-5; Matthew 6:24-34
For many people, God and money run “neck and neck” as their first priority. Making money and spending
money becomes the center of their life and they actually become a slave to money. The solution is: 2/27 — Monday of the 8th Week in Ordinary Time
Become more generous. Giving money to Church and charity frees us from slavery to money and from Sirach 17:20-24; Psalm 32:1-2, 5-7; Mark 10:17-27
making money a “god” before God. 2/28 — Tuesday of the 8th Week in Ordinary Time
Sirach 35:1-12; Psalm 50:5-8, 14, 23; Mark 10:28-31
3/1 — Ash Wednesday
A very simple, yet generous, way to share your gift of treasure with our parish or diocese (without writing Joel 2:12-18; Psalm 51:3-6, 12-14, 17; 2 Corinthians 5:20-6:2; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-18
a check at all) is to name our church the owner and/or beneficiary of an existing life insurance policy you
have which your beneficiaries no longer need. In addition, a gift of a paid-up policy would likely qualify 3/2 — Thursday after Ash Wednesday
you for the 40% Montana Endowment Tax Credit. To learn more, please contact Judy at the Catholic Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Psalm 1:1-4, 6; Luke 9:22-25
Foundation of Eastern Montana at (406) 727-6683, ext. 120 or judy@catholicfoundationmt.org. 3/3 — Friday after Ash Wednesday; St. Katherine Drexel, Virgin
Isaiah 58:1-9; Psalm 51:3-6, 18-19; Matthew 9:14-15
3/4 — Saturday after Ash Wednesday; St. Casimir
Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Offers Scholarships Isaiah 58:9-14; Psalm 86:1-6; Luke 5:27-32

The five vicariates of the Great Falls-Billings Diocesan Council of Catholic Women are once again 3/5 — 1st Sunday of Lent
awarding a $300.00 Scholarship, one in each Vicariate, to a high school graduating senior woman. One Genesis 2:7-9, 3:1-7; Psalm 51:3-6, 12-13, 17; Romans 5:12-19; Matthew 4:1-11
additional scholarship will be awarded to a non-traditional Catholic woman student who is currently
enrolled or will be enrolling in the fall of 2017 at a college, university, or a vocational-technical school. Big Sky Cum Christo
Applications are available by contacting your Vicariate’s presidents or by contacting Wilma It’s time to make that commitment and attend the 2017 weekends!
Mavencamp. Deadline to apply is April 28, 2017. Wilma Mavencamp, DCCW Scholarship Chairperson,
P O Box 445, Malta, MT 59538, or call 654-1346. The e-mail address is maven100@itstriangle.com. Who can attend a Big Sky Cum Christo? Any Catholic or baptized Christian who has a desire to know
more of their Catholic Faith, as well as to understand the importance of action in our Faith, our families
and our Church.

Please Pray For Big Sky Cum Christo is accepting applications for the Teams and Candidates for the 2017 upcoming set
of weekends in April at St. Thomas Camp in Monarch, MT. For more information, please check out the
Wink Cole, Craig Mangis & Family, Leo Murr, Silvia Caballero, Gerry Williams, Wilma Mavencamp & website wwww.bigskycumchristo.org or contect Rector John Tarnowski at (406) 750-4774 or Rectora
Family, Roger Ereaux, Gloria Coombs, Linda Berg, Myrtle Hould, Howard Long, Darlene Froman, Vicky O’Hara at (406) 899-4529. Please leave a message when you call!
Gaylord LaFond, Jeanie Engebretson, Claris Darrah, John Murray, Terry Stiles, Payton Kill Eagle, and
those from our local area serving in the military. Trinity Retreat in Lewistown—March 18-19
For the repose of the souls of Bud Mavencamp, Evelyn Starkey, Billy Froman, the Poor Souls in
The Trinity Retreat will be a time for high school teens to spend some time deepening their relationship
Purgatory, and for comfort and peace for their families.
with God . We will be taking our inspiration from St. Patrick and his teachings on the Trinity to grow in
Anyone who needs to have prayers said for someone can call: Brenda Rummel at 301-0936; Jean Niebur knowledge, understanding, and awe of our mystical God. Open to all high school teens, Catholic and non-
at 654-2822. Names will be listed in the bulletin for one month unless specified. Catholic. For more information or to get a registration form, contact Brenda at 301-0936.
Collection for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe
This week, there is a special collection for the Church in Central and Eastern
Europe. You donation in the included envelope helps restore the Church and
build the future in 20 countries, many of which still struggle to recover in the
aftermath of Soviet rule. Funds from this collection help support reconstruc-
tion, education, formation, and poverty outreach. For more information,
please visit www.usccb.org/ccee. Thank you for your generosity!

Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl
Join our faith community—and nearly 14,000 Catholic communities across the United States—in a life-changing Lenten journey of encounter with
CRS Rice Bowl. Pick up your family’s CRS Rice Bowl from the tables in the back of the parishes, and don’t forget to download the CRS Rice
Bowl app! May these 40 days better prepare us to encounter ourselves, our neighbors and our God.

Lenten Stations of the Cross
This ancient devotion of spiritually walking in Our Lord’s footsteps to His Crucifixion is a beautiful way to enter into the penitential
season of Lent.
Malta: Fr idays at 7 PM, fr om Mar ch 3 to Apr il 7.
Dodson: Mondays at Lent at 6 PM, fr om Mar ch 20 to Apr il 10, with soup and br ead to follow. On Mar ch 13 th and April 3rd,
Kenn Cramer from St. Paul Mission will be presenting followed by the meal.

Drinking the Spirit
“Drinking the Spirit” is a great new opportunity for us to gather as adult Catholics to grow in our Catholic faith and as a community.
Each week we will have a different Catholic topic with a presenter. Questions and discussions are encouraged. We are each responsi-
ble for our own "beverages" and or food. This should be a relaxing and enjoyable way of learning about the Catholic faith. Please
plan on joining us, spread the word and bring a friend!
We will be meeting at the Tin Cup at 7 PM on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month. Our next session will be February 28th, with
Chris Pippin from Saco speaking about “Prayer, the Stairway to Heaven”.

Glendive Search
There will be a Search at Sacred Heart in Glendive on April 20th-23rd. Father Jolly Pathiyamoola will be there for this great event.
Grades 10-12 are encouraged to attend. You will find excellent food and make lifelong friends there. Applications are available from
Cathy Salsbery or Dianne Salsbery or Chris Pippin. Transportation for the High Line is being planned. Please mark your calendars.

Send Us Your Announcements!
We are in the process of refreshing and renewing the bulletin, and are once again accepting announcements of interest to the larger
parish community. Please contact Fr. Cory at frcory@SaintMarysMalta.org if you have any announcements for the bulletin!
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
HAPPENINGS
Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them; for it is to such as
these that the kingdom of God belongs.” Luke 18:16

Dates to remember: The Importance of Weekly Mass Attendance

February 28th: Drinking the Spirit. Adult  The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian
group only. Join us at the Tin Cup, 7:00 p.m. life.” “The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical
The guest speaker is Chris Pippin. “Prayer, ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up
with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the
the stairway to heaven”.
blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good
March 1st. Ash Wednesday. Mass is at 5:30 of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch.” (CCC
1324)
p.m. The Mass will be take the place of RE
classes. The meal will follow Mass. Everyone  “The precept of the Church specifies the law of the Lord
is welcome. The meal will be meatless. more precisely: “On Sundays and other holy days of obli-
gation the faithful are bound to participate in the Mass.”
March 14th: Drinking the Spirit. Adult “The precept of participating in the Mass is satisfied by
Group only. Join us at the Tin Cup, 7:00 p.m. assistance at a Mass which is celebrated anywhere in a
Catholic rite either on the holy day or on the evening of
Fr. Cory will do a presentation on World
the preceding day.” (CCC 2180)
Youth Day 2016.
 The Sunday Eucharist is the foundation and confirma-
March 18-19: Trinity Retreat. High School tion of all Christian practice. For this reason, the faithful
Retreat at St. Leo’s Parish, Lewistown. Ap- are obliged to participate in the Eucharist on days of ob-
plications in the back of church. Turn in ap- ligation, unless excused for a serious reason (for exam-
ple, illness, the care of infants) or dispensed by their
plications to Brenda. Contact Brenda Rum- own pastor. Those who deliberately fail in this obliga-
mel for more information. tion commit a grave sin. (CCC 2181)
March 22: No Classes  The Eucharist is more than simply the culmination of
Christian initiation. While Baptism and Confirmation
March 28th: Drinking the Spirit. Adult serve as a beginning and introduction to the life of the
Group only. Join us at the Tin Cup, 7:00 p.m. Church and cannot be repeated, the Eucharist is the liv-
Guest Speaker to be announced. ing and lasting center around which the entire commu-
nity of the Church gathers. The various aspects of the
March 29th: Lenten Penance Service at Eucharist reveal its inexhaustible wealth: it is at one and
7:00 p.m. Meal from 6:00– 6:30, the service the same time a Sacrament of Sacrifice, Communion and
will take place of the RE classes. Those com- Presence. (St. John Paul II)
municants that have been baptized will re-  Catechesis is intrinsically linked with the whole of litur-
ceive their First Reconciliation at this time. gical and sacramental activity, for it is in the sacraments,
especially in the Eucharist, that Christ Jesus works in
fullness for the transformation of human beings.
(Catechesi Tradendae, 23)