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St. Ambrose Parish,Wall Holy Family Mission, Mereta March 13, 2011 De acon All an Lan ge Parish Phone Fax Number Parish Hall Mission Phone

325-651-7551 325-651-6605 325-651-7649 325-468-3101

email: saint_ambrose@zipnet.us Web Site: www.saint-ambrose.org Mailing Address: P.O. Box 228 Wall, Texas 76957

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Fr. C hi nna Pag i dela

Deac on Dan Shann ahan

St. Ambrose Mass Times: Saturday 6:00 pm Sunday 7:30 & 9:00 am Weekday Mass: 6 pm Monday Tue - Fri 8:00 am Confession: Saturday 5:00 pm 1st Saturdays: 9:00 am Mass with Adoration and Benediction 3rd Saturday of every 3rd Month 9 am Mass of Anointing Rosary is prayed before each Mass.

Holy Family Mass Times: Sunday 10:45 am Weekday Mass: Tuesday 6:30 pm Last Saturday of the Month Confessions 5:00 pm First Tuesday of the Month. Rosary is prayed before Sunday Mass.

Monday’s will be the Pastor’s Day Off

6:00 pm Communion Service 8:00 am +Otto & Martha Przilas by Family 6:30 pm Holy Family: +Linda Miller by Joan Gesch 8:00 am Good Health for Bernard Hirt by Friends 8:00 am +Jason Block by David & Penni Wilde 8:00 am Mass for Rain 7:00 pm Stations of the Cross at St. Ambrose & Holy Family 9:00 am Mass of the Anointing 4:00-5:30 pm: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Reconciliation 6:00 pm +Marvin Slovacek by Sadie Liska 7:30 am +Sharon Wilde by Benson & Jana Wilde 9:00 am St. Ambrose: For the Parish 10:45 am Holy Family: +Jesse Jo Meza by Joe & Silvia Meza

† Daily Gospel Readings Sun. Mt. 4:1-11 Mon. Mt. 25:31-46 Tues. Mt. 6:7-15 Wed. Lk. 11:29-32 Thr. Mt. 7:7-12 Fri. Mt. 5:20-26 Sat. Mt. 1:16,1821,24a Sun Mt. 17:1-9

During this week let us pray especially for our Diocesan Seminarian: Freddie Martin Perez

Sunday, March 13

Special Collection: Catholic Relief Services No Religious Education Classes -- Spring Break Monday, March 14 7:30 pm: Choir Rehearsal

CEMETERY

If you would like to be part of the planning committee, please call the parish office. Deadline is Monday, March 14th. Thank you!

Flowers may now be

Tuesday, March 15 placed on your loved one’s plot. 6:30 pm: Note new Mass time for Thank you for helping Holy Family. keep the cemetery 7:00 pm: Holy Family Prayer looking nice and Group clean! Wednesday, March 16 No CCD Classes Thursday, March 17 2:00-5:00: Senior Citizen Day Friday, March 18 No Bible Study 7:00 pm: Stations of the Cross St. Ambrose & Holy Family Saturday, March 19 Feast of St. Joseph 9:00 am: Mass of Anointing

6:00-8:00 pm: Lenten Bible Study, “The Life Giving Power of the Cross,” will be held in the CCD Building (Old Kitchen). All are welcome. BEGINS MAR. 23

Lenten Spiritual Retreat: Spending the day with the Holy Family on the Feast of St. Joseph. Registration: 8:15-8:45 am. Retreat: 8:45 am-3:00 pm. at Sacred Heart Cathedral (School Gym). Retreat Master: Bishop Pfeifer. Registration fee is $15. FMI call Cathedral Church Office @ 658-6567. Spanish Session is also available at the same time. Sunday, March 20 6:00 pm: Holy Family — An Appreciation Dinner will be held in the Parish Hall for all Volunteers. 11:00 am-1:00 pm: Olfen KC and CDA will have a BBQ Chicken Dinner, Drive Through Only, at St. Boniface Hall. $7 per plate. Whole BBQ Chickens will be $6. Order your BBQ chickens this weekend and next from a KC member. See back page of the Bulletin for details.

Parish Mission St. Ambrose & Holy Family

March 28-30, 2011 Presenter:

Fr. John Kuehner

Mon Mar 28: Mass 6:30 pm Mission: 7-8 pm Fellowship & Refreshments will follow. Tue Mar 29: Mass 6:30 pm Mission: 7-8 pm Fellowship & Refreshments will follow Wed Mar 30: Meal in Parish Hall 5:30-6:30 Mission: 7-8 pm Fr. John will also celebrate weekend Masses on Mar. 26/27.

The St. Ambrose and Holy Family Web Site (saint_ambrose.org) has been updated and given a new design. We are most grateful to Patrick Dierschke for all his time and efforts in making this possible. CEMETERY Flowers may now be placed on your loved one’s plot. Thank you for helping keep the cemetery looking nice and clean!

LENTEN OPPORTUNITY We have been asked to join in “Praying 40 Days for Life” during Lent through Palm Sunday (April 17). Different people will be praying for an hour each week in front of Planned Parenthood from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm, MondayFriday. Our parish has been assigned Thursdays. There is a sign-up sheet in the back of Church. Please join in this worthwhile event.


UPCOMING EVENTS: Wall KC’s will be taking PREPAID orders for BBQ Chickens after Masses this weekend and next Adoration Chapel (Mar. 20/21) as a fundraiser for the Pregnancy Help Center of the Concho Valley. $7 Chickens, $2 quart St. Margaret’s Church of beans or pint of sauce. Help support this pro-life project! Orders can be picked up on March 27. on Sundays Mar. 21: St. Helen’s Altar Society will meet beginning with Rosary at 5:45 and Mass at 6:00 pm. Hostesses: JoAnn Weishuhn, Carol Whitehead, Charlene Wilde, Jean Wilde, Marcella Woehl, Laura Adams. Program: Joyce Gray - Traveling with Stephen F. Austin to Texas. Dues of $10 are being collected for 2011. May send to Loretta Schniers, 10061 FM 765, San Angelo, TX 76905. Mar. 22: 7:00-8:00 pm —The Mereta Lions Club will sponsor a Rabies Clinic. $8 per shot. Other vaccinations will be available. Mar. 25: Wall Little League “Fish Fry” at St. Ambrose Parish Hall from 6:00-8:00 pm.

6:00-7:00 pm:

Mar. 13 Virginia Niehues Mary Ann Pelzel Mar. 20 Jeanie Schniers Laverne Schniers

Mar. 27: Holy Family will have a Special Collection for the Building Fund. Mar. 27: 7:00-9:00 pm — Coordinators of Religious Ed, RCIA Team, parish staff, pastoral council and other parish leaders are encouraged to attend an Information Session, ARISE Together in Christ, at the Newman Center in San Angelo. A new process of spiritual renewal for the parish with the approval and support of Bishop Michael Pfeifer and the Presbyteral Council will be implemented in the parishes throughout the Diocese. The process offers direction for strong evangelization outreach. Please call the Parish Office if you will be attending. April 1-3: FORTY HOURS OF DEVOTION WEEKEND AT ST. AMBROSE. April 1: 5:50-7:30 pm — CATFISH FRY (All You Can Eat) and AUCTION, sponsored by the Wall Knights of Columbus and Catholic Daughters of America to benefit local charities. To donate an auction item, please contact Kathy Braden @ 651-2686, Becky Trojcak @ 468-2336, Jackie Droll @ 486-0800, or drop item off at the Parish Office by March 29th CDA RAFFLE FUNDRAISER: CDA members will be selling raffle tickets after all Masses on March 21/22 and 28/29. next two weekends of March. The raffle drawing will take place at the Fish Fry on April 1st. CDA Dues for 2011 — $30. You may mail to Diane Weishuhn, 4521 Krupala Rd., San Angelo, TX 76905. Two Nights of Lenten Mission at Christ the King Retreat Center - Fr. John Kuehner will offer the Sacrament of Eucharist along with an opportunity for you to deepen your spirituality during the season of Lent. Fr. John is a Redemptorist priest who resides in Miles and lives the contemplative lifestyle of a hermit. Please join us on Thursday and Friday, March 31 & April 1, beginning at 7:00 pm. The theme is “What is it to be Truly Human: The Human Conscience and the Nature of Sin.” Although there is no fee for attendance, there will be an opportunity to make an offering to offset the costs. April 2: 9:00 am — Pregnancy Help Center Annual Life Walk Fundraiser. If you would like to sponsor Fr. Chinna, a registration form is available at the entrance of Church. FMI call Michele DeRusso at 651-1167. Thank You! St. Margaret’s Church is having a Fish Fry every Friday night during Lent from 5:00-8:00 pm. Thank-you Notes: Thanks to each and everyone of you for making my 90th birthday so special. Thanks for all the cards, gifts and money. You are all so special! It was great to see all of my friends and relatives again. Special thanks to Fr. Chinna and Fr. Jesu. Ernest and I are so blessed to be part of this great Wall community! ...Annie Braden Special thanks to Tommie Kubenka, Betty Lehr, Loretta Schniers, Shirlene Strube, Merline Weishuhn, Jean Wilde and Charlene Wilde for cleaning and arranging the two rooms beside the Sanctuary. Our family would like to thank all of you for the prayers, flowers, cards & food sent to us. The families of St. Ambrose are truly a blessing to us during this hard time. A special thank you to Fr. Chinna for the beautiful Mass, Deacon Dan, the Men’s Choir, & McKenna Braden. Thanks also to Charlene Wilde for preparing the arrangements for the Church. We feel truly blessed to be a part of such a special community. Thank you again for all that you have done for us. ...Family of Debbie Wilde SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: The Wall KCs are offering two individual $500 scholarships. Details are available at http://wallknights.org. If you are interested in applying, please download and complete the application by April 1, 2011. Catholic Life Insurance Wall Branch #28 is offering the Elo Jost Memorial Scholarship to any member who has a Catholic Life Insurance Policy and is a member of Wall Branch #28. The applicant must be a full-time student earning a minimum of 12-hours at a college, university, or trade-school. High school seniors applying must be currently planning to enroll by the fall term of the present year. Applications must be completed and entered by the annual meeting date set for March 27. Two $200 scholarships will be given. FMI call Wilbert Jost @ 651-7776.

As we enter the desert of Lent together, Jesus shows us tht to live fully the life God has given us, we must obey His Commandments and follow the Holy spirit. Just as we are called to care for the gift of our eternal life, we are also called to care for the gift of God’s Creation. Operation Rice Bowl supports agriculture programs in Haiti and around the world that teach farmers effective and ecologically sensitive growing methods which allow them to get the most out of their land while preserving it for future generations.

Please Note: Contact ROSA MARTINEZ: 656-7140 to add or remove a person from the Prayer List. Thanks! Prayer List: Johnny Barmore, Nick Bartosh, John Paul Basquez, Dorace Beach, Terri Jost Beach, Bobby Biedermann, Martha Lynn Block, Evelynn Bubenik, Scott Campbell, Wesley Bump, Terry Cassel, Jim Christilles, Mario Chavez, Ross Dutton, Megan Fauley, Brian Foukas, Anna Mae Frenzel, Kervin Frysak, Carolynn Garcia, Ginger Jo Gerngross, James Glass, Marvin Goetz, Anita & Inocente Gonzales, Gloria Guevara, Martha Gully, Wilbert Gully, Glenn Halfmann, Mary Kay Halfmann, Janet Harris, Bernard Hirt, Florine Kellermeier, Matthew Kerry, Mick Kissko, Tony Knox, Jonathan Leach, Stephanie Lindsey, Antonio Martinez, Charles Matschek, Phyllis Meszaros, James Michalewicz, Hilda Mikulik ,McCall Miller, Earlene Wilde Mokry, Gina Muelstein, Margie Nunez, Linda Patton, Lance Pepper, Lane Pepper, Gary Peters, Lori Potter, Pat Purser, Donnia Robles, Joe Saldaña, Donna Schwertner, Kristen Sefcik, Augustina Solis, Chuck Sonnenberg, Betsy Spencer, Mike St. Clair,


St. Ambrose Weekly Bulletin March 13, 2011