Let us pray for these sick: Virgil Schutter, Jack Allison, Kim Dahnke, Collette Lavelle, Ron Sondgerath, Sue Glotzbach, Amber Brost, Phillip Gobel, Janet Schutter, Dick Bowman, Mark Cochran, Jason Cole, Brian Lemenager, Mary Nichols, Staci Wittenauer, Betty Fassnacht, Mary Reed, Cort Wilson, Marlena Thomas, Sharon Eberle, Glenn Barnard, Cooper Gretencord and Mark McMaster.
Reminder - Just a reminder to the Confirmation students and parents that Confirmation classes move to St. Patrick beginning December 6th.
Advent Penance Services
All Services begin at 7:00 p.m.
December 11 St. Patrick, Oxford
December 18 St. Charles, Otterbein
December 19 Sacred Heart, Fowler
December 21 St. Mary, Dunnington
The Liturgical Minister schedule for the Christmas Masses will be inserted in the bulletin on the weekend of December 17. If there is a certain Mass you prefer please notify the parish office at 385-2587 by Wednesday, December 13.
Parish Council - We welcome Deb Wallpe to St. Charles Parish Council and Jeff Kult to St. Patrick’s Parish Council. We thank Nina May and John Brost for their time served on the parish councils.
Donations Needed - The Community Food and Services Co-op is in ongoing need of your generous donations. The suggested item of donation for this month is CANNED FRUIT. You can place your donation in the boxes at the back of either St. Charles or St. Patrick’s churches. Thank you for your support. “For I was hungry and you fed me.”
Mexico Mission - The next trip for the Mexico Mission will be February 17-24, 2018. Come and make a difference in someone’s life! Call/email John Brost for more information at 765-366-5329 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Matthew 25 Care & Share Soup Kitchen would like to thank you for your donations for their Thanksgiving Meal. Your donations are greatly appreciated. They are asking for food donations and or monetary donations for their Christmas Meal. They are graciously accepting: canned vegetables (10-12 oz. cans), canned fruit, boxed potatoes (mashed, scalloped, etc.), mac & cheese, boxed dressing and canned cranberries. Any canned or boxed items are appreciated. They need these items by December 18 for Christmas. You can leave your donated items in the vestibule and we will deliver them to the soup kitchen for you.
Bible Study Session - Just a reminder that on every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month beginning October 23, 2017 through March 26th, 2018 there will be a Bible Study Session covering the Gospel of Matthew. The sessions begin at 7:00 p.m. During the months of October, November and December the Bible Study will be at St. Charles Parish Hall. During the months of January, February and March they will be at St. Patrick Parish Hall.
Reading Resource Teacher
Beginning January 8, 2018 a reading resource teacher position is open for St. Boniface School. The in-structor teaches reading/literature to students in grades 4,5,and 6 who excel in reading and need a chal-lenge. There are three 40 minute classes every afternoon, Monday to Friday, from 12:30 to 3:00. The person should have a teaching degree, love reading and children’s literature, and desire to challenge stu-dents. This is part-time position. The opening is posted until December 18, 2017.
Please email a cover letter, resume and list of references to:
Sr. Lenore Schwartz, principal
St. Boniface School
813 North Street
Lafayette, IN 47901
School phone: 765-742-7913
Faith in Action Photo Contest - Sponsored by the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana
Post your photos of faith in action on Facebook as the Diocese of Lafayette or Twitter with the handle DOLComm, or both! Photos can be taken from a religious event, a family ritual, parish activity, discipleship, or an act of faith witnessed. Multiple submissions are welcome. Contest runs Nov. 14 through Dec. 18. The Grand Prize winner will receive a deluxe gift basket of goodies and an item with the new diocesan crest. The first-place and second-place winners will win a smaller basket of surprises. The parish with the highest participation rate will have its photo taken and published on the Diocesan site and in an issue of The Catholic Moment. Contact Jesica Hollinger, Director of the Office of Communications, for more information at email@example.com.
Natural Family Planning - Try a method of family planning that is equally as effective at postponing pregnancy as helping to achieve pregnancy when desired! A series of classes is starting in your area soon. To learn more visit www.live-the-love.org. Contact Susan and Louis Hoefer, firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text 765-421-1998, for class information and registration.
Safe & Sacred - Everyone who works with young people shares the responsibility of creating safe environments. All staff, clergy and volunteers who work directly with children must register and complete the diocesan safe environment training program every three years. You may complete this program through the diocesan web-site: http://www.dol-in.org/online-safe-environment-training
Come Spend Some Time With Jesus in Adoration - We all know our world is a mess. We all say "What can I do?". You can pray and you do. But praying before the Blessed Sacrament is so powerful. It is so peaceful and calming to just sit with Jesus. Pray, read, listen, meditate. Come and spend some quiet time with Jesus and see what a difference it makes in your life. We can change things, one prayer at a time. There is Adoration every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 12 midnight in the Chapel in the Annex at Sacred Heart. Sign up for a set hour every week or just stop by. You will be blessed. For more information contact Debbie Barnard at (765) 299-6214.
Holistic Prayer Journey - To schedule a Healing Session call 884-0977. Please leave a message that includes your phone number for a return call.
Holy Hour for America - Mark your Calendar! The first Wednesday of every month there will be a Holy Hour for America with Rosary at 7 p.m. at the St. Elizabeth Chapel. Sponsored by the Legion of Mary.