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OUR LADY OF LOURDES CHURCH

916 N. LOCUST, PO BOX 214


PITTSBURG, KS 66762
PHONE: 620-231-2135 FAX: 620-231-4804
OURLADYOFLOURDES@OURLADYPITTSBURG.COM

WWW.OURLADYPITTSBURG.ORG WWW.SMCSCHOOLS.ORG
DECEMBER 14, 2008 THIrd SUNDAY OF ADVENT
TODAY’S FOCUS – Third Sunday of REV. THOMAS J. STROOT, PASTOR
Advent: We anticipate the great celebration
of Christ’s birth by preparing ourselves to REV. RUBEN ORTIZ MONTELONGO, ASSOCIATE PASTOR
receive Him anew in our hearts. We do this REV. DAVID T. MARSTALL, ASSOCIATE PASTOR &
through penance, service to others and
prayer. Our penance in done with hope and CHAPLAIN, ST. PIUS X NEWMAN CENTER
love; our service is to extend to the poor, the
needy and the lonely. Service to others can be WEEKDAY MASSES
a fitting way to prepare ourselves all year 6:30 a.m. — Monday through Friday
long. 8:00 a.m. — Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
11:30 a.m. — Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
SCRIPTURE READINGS SUNDAY MASSES
We need God’s Word each day. Saturday 5:30 p.m.
Sunday 7:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 12:00 Noon
Mon (15) Numbers 24:2-7, 15-17a;
Spanish Mass—2:00 p.m.
Matthew 21:23-27
Tue (16) Zephaniah 3:1-2, 9-13; En Español: La misa en español, cada domingo a las 2:00 pm, confe
Matthew 21:28-32 siones a las 1:30 pm antes de la Misa. Se puede llamar al Padre
Wed (17) Genesis 49:2, 8-10; Ruben Ortiz (620) 231-2135
Matthew 1:1-17
CONFESSIONS (OR BY APPOINTMENT)
Thur (18) Jeremiah 23:5-8; Before the 8:00 a.m. weekday Masses — 7:30-7:50 a.m.
Matthew 1:18-25 Saturday — 4:00-5:15 p.m.
Fri (19) Judges 13:2-7, 24-25a;
Luke 1:15-25 MARRIAGES-Contact a parish priest at least four months prior to
Sat (20) Isaiah 7:10-14; Luke 1:26-38 desired wedding date.
Sun (21) Fourth Sunday of Advent: PSR—Parish School of Religion (School Year)
2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Elementary (K-8) Wednesdays 6:15—7:30 p.m.
Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38
ST. PIUS X Missionary Catechists ST. MARY’S COLGAN SCHOOLS
NEWMAN CENTER
of the Poor Mr. John Kraus, President of Schools/Director of
Administration
Rev. David T. Marstall, Chaplain Spanish Sisters Email: kraus@smcschools.org
301A E. Cleveland,
Pittsburg, KS 66762
620-235-1732 Mr. Thomas Gorman, 7-12 Principal
E-mail: gorman@smcschools.org
ST. MARY’S GOODWILL
PHONE (620) 235-1138 117 E. 10th 235-0564 Mr. Michael Martin, Preschool-6 Principal
Email: martinm@smcschools.org
MASS SCHEDULE RELIGIOUS GIFT SHOP
117 E. 10th 235-7448 ELEMENTARY (PRE-SCHOOL - 6) (620)-231-6941
(When PSU is in session.)
Sunday: 11:00am & 6:00 pm; PRAYER LINE JR. HIGH/HIGH SCHOOL (7-12) (620)-231-4690
Monday: 8:30pm; Elementary: smelementary@smcschools.org
9:00am – 5:00pm 231-6824
Wednesday & Thursday -Noon 5:00pm – 9:00pm 231-8816 SMC: smcolgan@smcschools.org
Christmas Call To Sharing St. Mary's Religious Gift Shop
2008 ST. PIUS X 235-7448
“God gave us our gifts, not for NEWMAN CENTER Thursday 10:00-3:00
our own glory or pride, by that Fridays 9:00-3:00
Providing Catholic Ministry Saturdays 10:00-1:00
we might use them for God’s to Pittsburg State University
greater honor and glory. Use 620-235-1138 By appointment call:
your gifts to help your fellow WWW.CATHOLICGORILLAS.ORG Denise 232-6955 or
REV. DAVID MARSTALL, CHAPLAIN Elizabeth 232-6865
man as much as you can.” Office Hours: 1:00-3:00 M, W, Th, F
Father Emil Kapaun and other random times PLEASE NOTE THAT THE
frdavid@catholicgorillas.org GIFT SHOP WILL BE
MRS. AMY LOMSHEK, SECRETARY CLOSED DECEMBER 21ST
For our seminarians and Office Hours: 9:00-2:00 M-F
retired priests, please consider walknrain@hotmail.com THROUGH JANUARY 7TH.
a gift to the Christmas Call to MASS SCHEDULE
SUN 11:00am, 6:00pm St. Mary’s Altar Society
Sharing 2008. GOODWILL
Mon 8:30pm
Wed, Thu 12:00pm STORE HOURS
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS, RECONCILIATION Thursday—Friday—Saturday
LECTORS, AND OFFERTORY 30 min. before all Masses 9 a.m.—4 p.m.
GIFT BEARERS are needed for the ADORATION Thursday 10:00-3:00 235-0564
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day See website for full weekly schedule Please do not leave items
Masses and for Jan. 1st, the when store is closed
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God. UPCOMING EVENTS
If you are interested, please call the GRATITUDE
rectory, 231-2135. Finals Week Fun Fun
Study break snack food provided There are no words of gratitude that
by PSU faculty each night during adequately express our appreciation
CONFESSIONS for all that the ladies of the Altar
finals week.
Penance Service— Society do for our parish family and
KCCSC
Thursday, Dec. 18 —7:00 pm Hays, KS, Feb. 13-15. Early for their own families. Please note
registration deadline is Mon. Dec. that the ladies will take a break from
Saturday, Dec. 20 — 3:00-5:15 pm 15. the Goodwill and Religious Gift
Cards for Soldiers Shop during the holiday season but
Write a card for a soldier serving they will not take a break from their
CHRISTMAS EVE MASSES in Iraq or for the wounded in families and loved ones. Thank you,
4:00, 5:30 & 7:00pm Washington. Turn cards in to the Ladies, for all you do and may the
12:00pm Midnight office before break. Lord bless you and your loved ones
Topeka Rally for Life abundantly this Christmas season.
CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES Thu. Jan. 22. $5 to cover gas. Sign
7:00, 9:00, 10:30 up this week. Complete itinerary
& Noon (Spanish) on website. Financial Aid for College
Domus Fiat Mariae Presentation: Mr. Compton will
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Catholic women’s household now hold a financial aid meeting
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JANUARY 1, 2009 accepting applications for next Thursday, December 18 at 7:00 PM
Feast of the Solemnity of Mary, year. in the high school commons. The
Mother of God Newman Center closed during purpose of the meeting is to review
break the college application and financial
Dec. 31st —- 5:30 pm mass following Mass on Sun. Dec. 21.
aid process with a focus on the
We will reopen the Sunday before
Jan.1st —- 7:00, 9:00, 10:30 school starts.
federal and state student aid
12:00 noon —(Bilingual) programs. The meeting is open to
FYI Plans for renovating the chapel anyone who is interested in knowing
are displayed on our website. more about the college application
PSR SCHEDULE and financial aid process however,
Wed. (Dec. 17) Attend Parish Posada parents of seniors who will enter
Wed. (Dec. 24 &31) NO CLASSES
Go to catholicgorillas.org for more college as a freshman in the Fall of
Wed. (Jan 7) Regular Classes
information on all events. 2009 are encouraged to attend.
REFLECTIONS ON LIFE LOOKING AHEAD
Despite efforts to downplay abortion’s Wed (Dec17) Parish Posada 6:30pm Activity Center
roles in its lucrative business, Planned Wed (Dec 17) PSR Classes (Attend Parish Posada) 6:30pm
Parenthood has become responsible for
Wed (Dec 17) RCIA Classes Elementary School, 6:30-7:45pm
nearly a quarter of all abortions
performed in the United States. And
Thur (Dec 18) Parish Penance Service 7:00 pm
while the organization advertises itself Mon (22) Our Lady’s Prayer Group 6:00pm Chapel
as nonprofit, its latest annual report
shows America’s top abortion chain Wed. (Jan 7) PSR classes 6:15—7:30 pm
setting records in revenues — over a Wed. (Jan 7) RCIA Classes 6:30 —7:45 pm
billion dollars. (NRL News, April, 2008)
Sun. (Feb 22) Confirmation 12:00 Noon
Sun. March 29—Thur April 2nd PARISH MISSION
Generations music CD’s make
great Christmas gifts! To purchase
a $20 CD filled with music from SCHOOL LUNCHES
COLD AND FLU SEASON
each of the choirs Our Lady of Mon — Burrito, Chips & Cheese,
This is always a difficult time of
Lourdes, please contact the rectory, Corn, Pineapple Chunks
the year. There is no way to
Religious Gift Store or Little Shop Tues— Chicken Patty, Mashed
eliminate colds and the flu bug but
of Flowers. All proceeds go the Potatoes & Gravy, Green
we can take precautions to reduce Beans, Bread, Applesauce
youth groups of our parish. Thanks
the spread of them. Therefore, at Wed— Sub Sandwich, Susie Q’s,
for your support.
mass we need to be conscious of Mandarin Oranges
the person next to us. If we have a Thur— Baked Potato Bar, Chili,
Confirmation classes are: January
cold we can bow and say peace be Broccoli & Cheese, Bread, Peaches
11, 2009, in the elementary
commons. February 8, 2009— with you without shaking hands at Friday— Pizza Pocket, Salad,
Retreat (all day). Fr. Ruben will lead the exchange of peace. The Mandarin Oranges, Brownie
classes from 9:45-11:50. Candidates celebrant of the mass may choose
are encouraged to attend Noon Mass not to offer the invitation for the
NO PRACTICES
together afterwards. greeting of peace. Please be careful
The Executive Board of KSHSAA has
and respectful of others during the established a consecutive five-day
****************** next few months. period (including December 25) where
Celebration of the Sacrament of there shall be no school practice of
Confirmation by Bishop Jackels is interscholastic contests or
BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS:
Sunday, February 22, 2009 (12:00 activities. The Executive Board has
Teenagers can have high blood
noon). set December 23-27, 2008 as the five-
pressure, too! In fact, people of any day moratorium for this school year.
age can develop it. Why not get Students in grades 7-12 may not be in
LAST WEEK TO GET SMC yours checked? Even if it’s normal, member school owned or operated
STADIUM BLANKETS BEFORE it’s good to know what your reading facilities during the Christmas
CHRISTMAS. Contact Beth Smith is. The Health & Wellness Moratorium, for involvement in
@ Elementary School 231-4691 or Ministry provides B.P. checks after activities under the jurisdiction of the
Lisa Jordan @ 249-7979 all the Masses this weekend (2nd KSHSAA. Weight rooms may not be
weekend of the month). open for students in grades 7-
Start a Christmas Tradition with 12. Medical rehabilitation in school
A Stocking for Jesus available at Alumni Newsletter athletic training rooms is permissible if
If you would like a copy of the approved by the administration of the
the Religious Gift Shop. Copies
latest newsletter, mailed to our member school. Member schools may
are autographed and can be alumni, please pick one up at the elect to completely close their facilities
personalized. All royalties donated church doors, the parish offices, or to all activities and groups if they so
to the elementary school library. at either school office. choose.

Please remember to name Our Lady of Lourdes or St. Mary’s Colgan Schools in your will.
May we leave a legacy of faith and education for the generations to come.
Please consider informing Fr. Tom or the parish office of your legacy plans, kraus@smcschools.org
STEWARDSHIP OFFERING STEWARDSHIP REFLECTIONS
All of the people in today’s readings — the prophet Isaiah,
Weekly Sunday Offering needed the Virgin Mary, St. Paul, St. John the Baptist — seemed to
to sustain Parish Budget: $35,500.00 understand clearly and rejoice in what God was calling them
Sunday Offering Last Week $44,752.44
to be and to do. Do I?

Surplus or <Deficit> $ 9,252.44 VOCATION PRAYER


God, source of creation and love, you invite each of us to
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SPIRIT serve you through the gift of our life. May your grace
OF STEWARDSHIP encourage men and women to serve the church as priests,
sisters, brothers and lay ministers. Make me an instrument to
MASS INTENTIONS encourage others to give of themselves and challenge me to
1) Fr. Tom Stroot 2) Fr. Ruben Ortiz do the same. Amen.
3) Fr. David Marstall
SUNDAY (14) OPEN HOUSE: There will be an open house held this Sunday,
7:00 (2) Parish Purgatorial Society December 14, from 2-4pm, for the public to view the beautiful
9:00 (2) People of the Parish newly renovated/restored St. Barbara’s Chapel at the Chicopee
10:30 (1) For the Sick & Suffering Community Center in Chicopee. All are invited. Refreshments
12:00 (1) Parish Purgatorial Society will be served in the hall.
2:00 (2 Spanish) Intention of Celebrant
MONDAY (15) Wesley House and Salvation Army ask for assistance. Help
6:30 (2) Joe & Myrtle Beitzinger+
by donating toys, food items, or cash donations. Also,
TUESDAY (16)
Community Christmas Party (Memorial Auditorium, this
6:30 (3) Int. of Frs. Tom, Ruben & David
8:00 (2) Forrest Patterson + Monday, Dec. 15th @ 6:30 pm). Volunteers needed to wrap
11:30(1)Anne Reilly+ presents, Set up and help serve dinner, meet and greet families.
WEDNESDAY (17)
6:30 (2) Brandon Marrs+ WESLEY HOUSE FOOD PANTRY: Our help is
8:00 (1) Int. of Maintenance/Cafeteria Crew needed to fill the shelves. A basket is located near the
THURSDAY (18) entrance of our church. Thank you.
6:30 (1) Benedict Family+
11:30 (2) Bettega, Jones, Banke, Ahrens+ SERVERS – DECEMBER 20-21:
FRIDAY (19) 5:30pm - Nicole Kolarik, Rachel Barnes, Megan Thompson
6:30 (2) Charles Peak, Jr.+ 7:00 – Austin Kratz, Ryan McNeely
8:00 (1) Int. of Principals & Administration 9:00 – Annie Deal, A.J. Dellasega, Jack Ebbert
11:30 (3) Angelina & Attiglio Bettega+ 10:30 – Kourtney Endicott, Lauren Jameson, Victoria Yartz
SATURDAY (20) NOON – Austin Monsour, Megan VanWey, Emily Wood
8:00 (1) Joe Ciardullo+
2:00 (2) Jose Roman & Elizabeth Santiago wedding OFFERTORY GIFT BEARERS – DECEMBER 20-21:
5:30 (2) Ingnace Kastelic+ 5:30pm — Tom Gorman Family
SUNDAY (21) 7:00am – Vince VanBecelaere Family
7:00 (1) Parish Purgatorial Society 9:00am – Jason Marietta Family
9:00 (1) People of the Parish 10:30am – Rick Casey Family
10:30 (2) Intention of Celebrant NOON – Jim Otter Family
12:00 (2) Parish Purgatorial Society
2:00 (2 Spanish) Intention of Celebrant EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS – DECEMBER 20-21:
5:30pm– John Kraus, Bill & Carolyn Perry, Mary Wilson
NEWMAN CENTER — Fr. David Marstall 7:00 – Joe Hart, Ann Hudson, Pete Kemmeter
Sunday (14) 11:00am Parish Purgatorial Society 9:00 – Phil & Mary Beitzinger, Jessica Lord, Beth Wishall
6:00pm Int. of Faculty Students & Staff 10:30– Becky Duncan, Vince & Joyce Seiwert, Allison Keegan
Mon (15) 8:30pm Parish Purgatorial Society NOON–Lala Payne, E. Pesavanto, Paul Zagorski, Debbie Clawson
Wed (17) Noon Parish Purgatorial Society
Thur (15) Noon Parish Purgatorial Society LECTORS – DECEMBER 20-21:
Sun (21) 11:00am Parish Purgatorial Society 5:30pm - Cynthia Kraus & Kathleen Flannery
6:00pm Int. of Faculty Students & Staff 7:00am – Jack Moodie
9:00am — Terry Schirk & Lori Ann Spachek
NO MASSES AT NEWMAN CENTER 10:30am – Patty Horgan & Mark Johnson
DURING THE CHRISTMAS BREAK NOON - Paul Mullinix & Bev Pommier