29th SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

October 18, 2020

 

"Fratelli Tutti, on Fraternity and Social Friendship"

Last week, the Holy Father released his new encyclical, "Fratelli tutti.”  This is a statement on fraternity and social friendship.  In keeping with his previous writings, the Pope is focusing more on social, moral, and political issues rather than theology per se.  He takes as his starting point the address from St. Francis of Assisi that we are all brothers (and sisters) no matter where we come from.  The purpose, then, of the encyclical is to encourage us to do more to take care of the poor, abandoned, infirmed, and outcast.

You are strongly encouraged to purchase a copy of the encyclical and read it for yourselves.  We all hope that this encyclical will lead to needed reform in the Church as well as society. 

CHURCH DECORATIONS

Thanks to Jill Brooks, Renee Cooley and Taci Lilienthal for putting up the fall decorations in the Sanctuary.  Harvest is a meaningful time of year and it is nice to have fall decorations in our Church.

 

PARISH COUNCIL – MEMBER NEEDED

The Parish Council terms for Denise Timmerman & Steve Voss have expired. We thank them for their dedication to St. Mary’s. Denise has volunteered to remain on the Council for a second term.  We are in need of a replacement for Steve Voss.  This is a great way you can serve your parish.  Meetings are conveniently held at 9:30 am on the second Sunday of each month.  A Council term is for three years and can be renewed.  If you are interested in becoming a member of the Council or you would like to recommend someone, please text or call Ross DeLong at 563-340-3991 by November 1st.  Ross is currently vice president of our Council. 

EXTRA PLEDGE FORMS

If you have not yet pledged to the Annual Diocesan Appeal, pledge forms are available on the table in the Gathering Area.  We are hoping for 100% parishioner participation.

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SCHEDULES

Extra copies of this year’s online and class (2nd grade and Confirmation class) meeting schedule are available on the table in the Gathering Area.  Parents of Religious Ed students may like to have a schedule at home.

LADIES SOCIETY

Meets in the Parish Hall today after Mass.

FEAST OF ALL SAINTS

Is Sunday, November 1st.  It is a holy day of obligation.   Since it is on a Sunday this year, the Sunday Mass will be the All Saints Mass.

 

ANNUAL DIOCESAN APPEAL

Thanks to those who have pledged and have either put their pledge in the Offertory basket at Mass or mailed it to St. Mary’s.  We do need every parishioner to pledge what they did last year.

            Total number of households:  164

            Total number of pledges received to date:  51

            Total amount pledged to date:  $17,152       (Goal is $19,185)

SECOND GRADE PARENTS

All 2nd grade parents are to meet with Sister Cheryl and Father at 9:30 am on Sunday, November 1st in the Church for a Workshop on First Reconciliation.  We have 8 students this year in 2nd grade.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION HAPPENINGS

An extremely viable ministry of our parish is our Religious Education Program.  We can be proud of our program and are grateful to parents who are helping their child with their weekly online lessons.

           

            Today – Kindergarten does Lesson 3 and Grades 1,3,4,5,6,7 are to complete Chapter 3.

                           Grades 2 & Confirmation – meet in classrooms

            Oct. 25 – Kindergarten does Lesson 4 & Grades 1,3,4,5,6,7 are to complete Chapter 4.

                             Grades 2 & Confirmation – meet in classrooms

            Nov. 1  - Kindergarten does Lesson 20 & Grades 1,3,4,5,6,7 are to complete Chapter 5.

                            Grades 2 & Confirmation – meet in classrooms

                            2nd grade parent Workshop at 9:30 am in Church on Sacrament of Reconciliation

ST. MARY’S WEBSITE

Do you use it to view the current bulletin if you are unable to attend Mass?  Do you use it for the Lay Ministry Schedule?   Our website address is always on the front cover of the bulletin.  It is www.stmarywilton.org    

EXTRA ENVELOPES FOR OCTOBER

Are for Energy, Building Fund, and Propagation of the Faith (World Mission Sunday).  Please be generous to these collections.  Thank you. 

                                   

 

 

Collection                    October 11, 2020    

Offertory                  $            75.00

Envelopes                          1495.00

      Total                     $       1570.00                                                                                      

Building Fund           $              .00                                                                                           

 

 

                      

 

                   

Lay Ministers              October 25, 2020

Comm                             Josie Voss

RDR1                               Josie Voss

RDR2                               Josie Voss

Euch Min                        Steve Grotzky

                                        Mary Grotzky

Ushers                            J. Kaufman

                                         J. Bauman, S. Voss 

Servers                           NOT NEEDED

Gift Bearers                   NOT NEEDED

Greeters                         NOT NEEDED

         

 

                                        

                                                                                                 

                                                                      

                                                                       

                            

                                                                                        

Mass Intentions

October 25, Sunday - Jeri Hubler

ADDRESS:

701 E. Third St.

Wilton, IA  52778

563-732-2271

To report child abuse contact the Iowa Dept. of Human Services Child Abuse hotline:  800-362-2178 and if it involves clergy or church personnel also notify Alicia Owens, Victim Assistance Coordinator, 563-349-5002; vac@diodav.org or PO Box 232, Bettendorf, IA  52722