SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
January 17, 2021
Today begins Ordinary Time until Ash Wednesday which is February 17. The liturgical color for Ordinary Time is green.
FATHER STEINLE’S FUTURE
The year 2021 will bring about some changes for me. On January 20, 2021, I will celebrate my 70th birthday, June 7, 2021, is my 42nd priesthood anniversary, and on June 30, 2021, I will retire from active ministry. Seventy is the age priests may retire. Bishop Zinkula has acknowledged that I will retire on June 30. I will be living in Bettendorf at “The Summit” which is a new senior-living facility that offers independent living, assisted living, skilled care, a wellness facility and several dining options. I will have an apartment in the independent living section. The Summit is located on East 53rd Street. This facility is not far from my sister and her husband who live in Davenport. As soon as I know what the pastoral arrangement for St. Mary’s will be I will immediately notify you. How blessed I have been being assigned to schools and parishes all throughout my priesthood.
Meets today after Mass.
DUES FOR LADIES SOCIETY
All women of our parish belong to the St. Mary’s Ladies Society and are asked to pay $5 in annual dues. The Ladies Society does much for our parish and without the Fall Dinner and Christmas Cookie Walk, the Ladies Society really does need income. The dues envelope is in your box of contribution envelopes. Thank you.
SUPREME COURT DECISION
It was 48 years ago this Wednesday, January 20, 1973, that the United Sates Supreme Court voted “that a woman has a protected constitutional right to have an abortion.” As Catholics, let us always pray for the prolife movement in the United States. It is a movement that works to save innocent lives!
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
Congratulations to our eight 2nd grade students who are receiving Our Lord’s forgiveness today for the first time in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Thanks to Mary Grotzky for preparing them so well for this important Sacrament.
Today – Online class for Grades 1,3,4,5,6,7. Students are to complete Chap 12.
Online class for Kindergarten students. They are to complete Lesson 9.
2nd Grade and Confirmation students meet in their classrooms.
9:30 am – First Reconciliation for 2nd grade students.
Jan. 24 – Online class for Grades 1,3,4,5,6,7. Students are to complete Chap 13.
Online class for Kindergarten students. They are to complete Lesson 10.
2nd grade & Confirmation students meet in classrooms.
Thanks to Adam & Beth Budelier who continually send their employees to shovel and salt our sidewalks and parking lot. We greatly appreciate this needed service for St. Mary’s.
CATHOLIC MESSENGER RENEWAL
The official annual Messenger renewal is next Sunday. Every household is to take the Messenger. In no way can the parish afford to pay for everyone’s subscription. In the past, our participation has been excellent! The cost of the Messenger is $29 (not $30). You may use the envelope in your box of contribution envelopes or the envelope in the pew. Checks should be made payable to St. Mary’s and returned in the Offertory basket of mailed to St. Mary’s Church. Thank you!
For 2020 will be available for you next Sunday.
EXTRA ENVELOPES FOR JANUARY
Please be generous to the extra envelopes for January which are Initial Offering, New Year’s Holy Day, Ladies Society Dues, Building Fund and Catholic Messenger. Thank you!
Collection January 10
Offertory $ 40.00
Initial Off 30.00
New Year's 25.00
Ladies Dues 130.00
Cath Mess 30.00
Total $ 2476.00
Building Fund $ 15.00
January 24, Sunday - Phyllis Dolin
Lay Ministers January 24, 2021
Comm Belle Rockow
RDR1 Belle Rockow
RDR2 Belle Rockow
Euch Min Chad Rockow
Ushers Fred Grunder
Servers NOT NEEDED
Gift Bearers NOT NEEDED
Greeters NOT NEEDED