SAINT PATRICK PARISH The Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 5, 2017 2111 MULDOON ROAD ANCHORAGE, AK 99504 TEL: 337-1538 - FAX: 337-5460 PARISH WEB SITE; www.st.patsak.org
Saturday Vigil Sunday Morning
5:00pm 8:30am 11:30am 5:00pm
Then the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb, and the Sunday Evening Fr. Scott Medlock, Pastor [email protected]
leopard shall lie down with the kid; theDaily calf and the young Fr. Dan Hebert, Parochial Vicar [email protected]
Mass Monday - Friday 5:30 pm Deacon Felix Maguire, Deacon [email protected]
Deacon Mick Fornelli, lion shall Deacon [email protected]
browse together, with a little child to guide them Sacrament of Reconciliation John Barrientes, Pastoral Associate, Co-Director of Formation Saturday 4:00pm until all are heard or upon request [email protected]
or [email protected]
... (Gospel) 2nd Thursday of the month, 6pm Caroline Eddens, Pastoral Associate, Children & Adult Faith Formation [email protected]
John Gagnon, Business Manager [email protected]
Sally Nicholson, Secretary [email protected]
Mrs. Inge Boyden, Office Assistant Rima Ostrom, Office Assistant [email protected]
WELCOME to anyone new to the parish community. Please take a moment to introduce yourself to the parish staff. Please complete a parish registration form, which can be found in the Gathering Area. SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION please contact the parish office for schedules. Marriage preparation requires four month’s notice. For access to The Cloister for prayer and reflection after usual business hours, please call the parish office for the access code for the doors.
Exposition of The Blessed Sacrament Alternate Mondays 6:00 - 7:45pm Thursdays 6:00 - 8:45pm First Fridays 6:00 - 7:45pm
Mass Intentions for this Week February 4, 2017 thru February 11, 2017 Saturday Sunday Sunday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
5:00pm 8:30am 11:30am 5:00pm 5:30pm 5:30pm 5:30pm 5:30pm 5:30pm
Edward T. Corack, R.O.S.
Barbara Huck, R.O.S.
Jim Nicholson, Birthday Blessings
People of the Parish Theresa Polasik, R.O.S.
Margo Carey, R.O.S. Harvey Zartman, R.O.S. Michael Durrett, Return to Health
Ryan Williams, Return to Health
Prayer: To our Lord, who calls us to be the light of the world and the salt of the earth!
Kairos AM 10am - Dcns. Hall
Parish Office Closed on Mondays
Rosary 5pm - Chapel
Rosary 5pm - Chapel
Adult Faith Study Group
10am-JPII Dn. Rm.
Rosary 5pm - Chapel
Daily Mass 5:30pm-Chapel
Daily Mass 5:30pm-Chapel
Legion of Mary 6:15pm - JPII DnRm
CHAOS Rehearsal 7pm - Dcns. Hall
SoulCore Exercise Group
9:30am - Hall
Contemporary Choir Rehearsal
3:45pm - Church
Traditional Choir Rehearsal 10:45am - Church Breaking Open the Word
CGS Sacrament Prep
Super Bowl Party 12:30pm Deacons Hall Praise Choir Rehearsal 3pm - Church
Mass 5:30 pm - Chapel
6:30pm-Cenacle SPRED Session 7pm-Chapel, Hosp. Rm.
Pastoral Council 7pm-Tara Seekers
7pm-JPII Chapel YA Gathering
Men’s Discipleship Group
7pm - JPII LvRm
Praise Choir Rehearsal
7:30pm - Church
Rosary 5pm - Chapel
Daily Mass 5:30pm-Chapel
Confessions 4pm - Recon.Rm
Lenten Planning Meeting 7:30pm - Tara
K of C Rosary 4:30pm - Chapel
Samoan Choir Rehearsal
6:30pm - Church
Traditional Choir Rehearsal
7:30pm - Chuch
AA 8pm- Tara
February 5, 2017
ACTS Hog Raffle Tickets: For the past couple of years Sacred Heart in Wasilla has been missioning our parish in starting up our own ACTS Retreats. As a way of gratitude and support, tickets for Sacred Heart’s annual ACTS Hog Raffle will be sold in the gathering area after each Mass this weekend. The first two winners will receive a locally grown packaged half-hog (approx. 120-130lbs), and the second two winners will each receive a Butterball turkey. The price is $10 a ticket or 6 tickets for $50. Drawing will be held Friday, February 14th in Wasilla, but winners need not be present to win. Proceeds to benefit Sacred Heart and St. Patrick’s ACTS Retreats.
Young Adults Group: This Monday, February 6th, we’ll talk about discerning a personal charism at 7pm in the JPII House. If you’d like to receive weekly email updates, please contact John Barrientes. Remember to follow us on Facebook! Middle School Retreat 2/17-19: Please notify Caroline by Tuesday with a yes or no on the attendance of your Middle Schooler at their annual retreat. The camp deadline to receive the count is this week. [email protected]
or 337-1538 x34 Thank you! Our Cloister Doors: At any time you may have access to The Cloister for prayer and reflection. Please call the parish office or ask a parish staff member for the after hours access code to the doors. Seekers Group Is Meeting: Do you have questions about the Catholic Faith? Know someone who does, and may not yet be ready for the RCIA process? Our parish Seekers Group may be just right for you! The Seekers Group is an informal gathering for discussion of what it means to be Catholic. Please call the parish office at 337-1538 for more information. Please join us and invite a friend!
Mass with Anointing of the Sick: Next Sunday, February 12th, we will offer the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick at the 5pm Mass. All who are ill or elderly are invited to join us at next Sunday's 5pm Mass to receive this special Sacrament of healing and strength.
C.H.A.O.S. – Save the Date: The 2017 St. Patrick's Day Show is right around the corner! Sponsored by the St. Patrick’s Knights of Columbus, the St. Patrick's Day Show is a great time to get together with friends and enjoy a great dinner and musical play. We have a show for the family if you can’t make the dinner show. The Family Show is Friday, March 10, and begins at 7 PM. There’s popcorn and snacks and the cost is a goodwill offering. A great time to bring the family! The really BIG Show is on St. Patrick's Day, Friday, March 17. Doors open at 6 PM, with dinner service beginning at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $20 each and include a great Irish dinner prepared by the Knights of Columbus. We need lots of help! Rehearsals for this year's show have begun -- on Sundays from 2 to 4pm, and on Wednesdays from 7 to 9pm, all in the Deacons Hall. It’s always fun; an adventure for everyone! For more information please contact Barbara Mulac at 333-4867 or [email protected]
All are welcome!
Young Families Adoration: There is a new opportunity blossoming at St. Pat's for those with babies/toddlers/children who still praise God with their voices and movement. While we know, intellectually, that we are welcome to be a full participant in all activities at St. Pat's, some folks with young families may feel uncomfortable joining in the quieter and more solemn events. Here's where the Young Families Adoration hour comes in! Every second Thursday of the month, from 6-7pm, Adoration will be a welcoming space specific for those with the wiggles and giggles. No commitments are necessary and you certainly don't need to feel obligated to stay the entire hour if that's not in the cards for your family. Come enjoy a safe place to pass on the beauty of Adoration! Handicapped Access for Church Door: We are collecting funds for the installation of a handicapped access door opener for the front door of the church. It is estimated that $10,000 will cover the cost of the opener. If you would like to donate to this fund, please place your donation in the regular collection and mark it "Church Door Fund". Thank you to all who have donated and have put us over our goal to make our church building accessible to all! A Prayer for Refugees God of compassion, whose own Son experienced life as a refugee, we remember those fleeing from danger, hungry and afraid, with nowhere to call home. God, we ask for them warmth, security, food and peace. God of hope, we thank you for those who are working to bring relief and comfort to those displaced, showing glimpses of grace in the darkness of despair. God, give them strength. God of justice, guide the nations and the leaders of the world towards peace, stir hearts to be generous and compassionate. God, help us to play our part in bringing about the change that we want to see. Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Adult Confirmation Class: If you are an active adult Catholic who has not received the Sacrament of Confirmation, Deacon Mick will be presenting a six week course to prepare you to receive this sacrament at the Easter Vigil. The six week series of classes will begin on Sunday, March 5, and run for the following five Sundays after the 5:00pm Mass from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. If you are interested, please call the Parish Office to preregister.
February 5, 2017
ST. PATRICK’S KNIGHTS NEWS
LOOKING FOR EWTN? www.ewtn.com Tune in on any of the following channels: GCI 122 Dishnet 261 MTA-DTV 67 DirectTV 370 Copies of the EWTN programming schedules are placed in the Bulletin quarterly.
St. Patrick’s Council meets on the first Wednesday of each month (Members Only) with a Social meeting on the third Wednesday (Open to All - All are Welcome). Rosary at 6:45 pm. Meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. Meetings take place in the Deacons Hall. Books for Veterans: -- Our veterans’ clinics have requested that we suspend our donations of magazines. They are very happy to receive books, both paperback and hardbound. So, please use the bins in the gathering area for books only, no more magazines. Thank you!
May 05 - May 07
Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend 2017 Your marriage matter…to mark your calendar for the Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend at Holy Spirit Center. For more information,...
May 26 - May 28
Engaged Encounter Weekend - Mark your calendar for Engaged Encounter Weekend at Holy Spirit Center, May 26-28, 2017.
Bison Hunt tickets are now on sale. See a Knight to get your ticket . They are $20. dollars.
Adora&on of the Blessed Sacrament Blessed Sacrament Monastery Weekdays: 7am - 9pm, Monday - Friday First Friday: 8am ending with Mass at 8am Saturday Saturday & Sunday: 7am - 8pm St. Patrick Parish Alternate Mondays 6pm - 7:45pm First Friday 6pm - 7:45pm Every Thursday 6pm - 8:45pm Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish Every Friday 7pm - 8pm St. Andrew Parish, Eagle River Perpetual Adoration St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Perpetual Adoration - Pope John Paul II Adoration Sacred Heart Parish, Wasilla
Midwinter Paperback Sale: As both the snow and temperatures fall, what better time of year for some spiritual reading! Please take a moment after Mass today and check out the Parish Bookrack. It is located on the left side of the gathering area, and is fully stocked with current Catholic periodicals as well as a large supply of paperback books. Please take a look, and please also take 10% off of the price listed on the book or periodical. This is a great opportunity to enjoy some spiritual reading at a reduced cost. Payment envelopes are available on the rack and can be dropped in the candle rack slot near the chapel door, or placed in the regular collection basket. Please check out the Parish Bookrack today.
Catholic Social Services Brother Francis Shelter: We are in great need of volunteers! To find out more and get involved, contact Kara guests at BFS are also in dire need of pants, shirts, underwear, and other clothing items. All sizes. Please drop them off at 1021 E. 3rd Avenue or you can order through Amazon, http://amzn.com/w/37WJP00DD43G0\
RAIS: We are in need of warm blankets, kitchen tables and chairs. Please drop off donations at 3710 E. 20th Avenue.
Archdioscese of Anchodrge News
March 3-‐5 | Lenten Retreat at Holy Spirit Center –
This silent retreat will be led by one of the Carmelite priests from Alhambra, California. With the Lenten theme, the retreat provides a perfect opportunity for quiet and reﬂec&on &me. It begins at 7pm. Friday and ends with noon lunch on Sunday. Fee: $215 (private); $195 (double); $165 (commuter). Call Holy Spirit Center at 346-‐2343 to register.
Sunday'Collec-on'Comparison,'July'5'January' $500,000# $450,000# $400,000# $350,000# $300,000# $250,000# $200,000# $150,000# $100,000# $50,000# $0# 2015/16'
Special Collec2on Schedule:
This Weekend: Parish Building Fund January Sunday Collections
January 29 January 1 $11,880.00 $17,296.70 January 22 $11,352.00 January 8 Jan.15 $11,739.99 $13,087.00 Goal for the Month: $69,750.00
Total Collected: $65,355.69 Short of Goal: $4,394.31
Scripture Readings February 5, 2017 - February 12, 2017
Sunday, February 5th 5th Sunday In Ordinary Time Isaiah 58: 7-10 Psalm 112: 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 1 Corinthians 2: 1-5 Matthew 5: 13-16 Monday, February 6th Memorial of St. Paul Miki & Companios Genesis 1:1-19 Psalm 104:1-2a, 5-6, 10, & 12, 24 & 35C Mark 6:53-56 Tuesday, February 7th
Genesis 1:20—2:4A Psalm 8:4-5, 6-7, 8-9 Mark 7:1-13 Wednesday, February 8th Hebrews 2:4b-9, 15-17 Psalm 104:1-2a,27-28, 29bc-30 Mark 7:14-23 Thursday, February 9th Genesis 2:18-25 Psalm 128:1-2, 3, 4-5 Mark 7:24-30 Friday, February 10th Memorial of St. Scholastica, Virgin Genesis 3:1-8 Psalm 32:1-2, 5, 6, 7 Mark 7:31-37 Saturday, February 11th Genesis 3:9-24 Psalm 90:2, 3-4abc, 5-6, 12-13 Mark 8:1-10 Sunday, February 12th 6th Sunday In Ordinary Time Sir 15:15-20 Psalm 119:1-2, 4-5, 17-18, 33-34 1 Corinthians 2:6-10 Matthew 5: 17-37
Children & Youth Birthdays Sunday, Feb. 5
Noah Marrs Darren Doctolero
Monday, Feb. 6 James Blair
Tuesday Feb. 7 No Birthdays
Wednesday, Feb. 8
Edward Gregorin Jacqueline Hill
Thursday, Feb. 9
Trevor Farrar Agatha McLaughlin Wednesday, Feb. 10
September Sell Mumbi Bingley Zoe Dorshkind Jason Dexter
Hali Fit Friday, Feb. 11 Alayna King
Papal Intentions for February 2017: Comfort for the Afflicted That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and comfort in our communities.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH Youth Ministry BBQ at the Pabons’ place! We’ll get together to eat some food and play some games. For the address, contact John. SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5TH SUPER BOWL/ NO YOUTH MINISTRY NEXT SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12TH We’re going to watch the movie For Greater Glory based on the life of Saint Jose a 14 year old martyr for the faith.
Kairos: Fanning the Flame of Faith
Elementary & Middle School @ a Glance Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Level I & II 9:45-11:15am Pre-School & Elementary 10:00-11:15am - Pre-School: The Greatest Commandment - Kindergarten & 1st grade: Little things make a big difference, Jesus asks us to make a difference, we learn how we can make a difference. - Sacrament & 3rd grade: Jesus compares our life to salt & light: just like salt & light we can make a difference in the lives of others. - 4th & 5th graders: Jesus’ image of salt challenges us to bring out the best in others as salt brings out the best flavors in foods. The image of light challenges us to warm and brighten others’ lives like sunlight. 6:30-8:00pm 3rd/4th/5th graders: No session Sunday 2/5 Middle School: 2/5 No evening Session 2/12 SOURCE & SUMMIT: Eucharist in Scripture 2/17-2/19: MIDDLE SCHOOL RETREAT: BE NOT AFRAID 2/26: CELEBRATION OF THANKSGIVING: Sacrament of Eucharist 3/5: Dodge Ball vs. High School