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St. Ambrose Parish,Wall Holy Family Mission, Mereta March 20, 2011 De acon All an Lan ge Parish Office 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 h i nna Pag i d ela

Deac on Dan Shann ah an

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 Confessions 5:00 pm First Tuesday of the Month. Rosary is prayed before Sunday Mass.

Monday’s will be the Pastor’s Day Off

5:45 pm +Gwen Merka by St. Helen’s Altar Society 8:00 am Mass for Rain 6:30 pm Holy Family: +Isabela Martinez by Joan Gesch 8:00 am +Avenelle Wilde by Family 8:00 am +Buzz Stice by Family 8:00 am +Jimmy Schniers by Family 7:00 pm Stations of the Cross at St. Ambrose & Holy Family 4:00-5:30 pm: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament & Reconciliation 6:00 pm +Rev. Serran Braun by Dwane & Janelle Hoelscher 7:30 am Living & Deceased Members of Catholic Life 9:00 am St. Ambrose: For the Parish 10:45 am Holy Family: +Living & Deceased Members of Catholic Life

Sunday, March 20 No Religious Education Classes -- Spring Break Wall KC’s will be taking PREPAID orders for BBQ Chickens after Masses this weekend as a fundraiser for the Pregnancy Help Center of the Concho Valley. $7 Chickens, $2 quart of beans or pint of sauce. Help support this pro-life project! Orders can be picked up next Sunday, March 27. CDA RAFFLE FUNDRAISER: CDA members will be selling raffle tickets after all Masses this weekend and next. The raffle drawing will take place at the Fish Fry on April 1st. 6:00 pm: Holy Family — An Appreciation Dinner will be held in the Parish Hall for all Volunteers. Monday, March 21 St. Helen’s Altar Society will meet beginning with Mass at 5:45 pm and Rosary at 6:15 pm. Hostesses: JoAnn Weishuhn, Carol Whitehead, Charlene Wilde, Jean Wilde, Laura Adams, & Marcella Woehl. Program: Joyce Gray Traveling with Stephen F. Austin to Texas. Dues of $10 are being collected for 2011. They may be sent to Loretta Schniers, 10061 FM 765, San Angelo, TX 76905. 8:00 pm: Choir Rehearsal Tuesday, March 22 7:00 pm: Holy Family Prayer Group 7:00-8:00 pm —The Mereta Lions Club Rabies Clinic. $8 per shot. Other vaccinations will be available. Wednesday, March 23 5:45-6:60 pm: Youth Choir Practice 6:30 pm: Hangouts (Parent Helpers: Dale & Laura Wilde, Myron & Mary Ellen Pate, Curtis & Carla Schwartz) 7:00-8:00 pm: Jr. Hi/High School CCD Classes 7:00-8:00 pm: 8th Grade Confessions Holy Family: 6:00-7:00 pm: CCD Classes for Grades 1-8 7:15-8:15 pm: CCD Class for Grade 9 6:30-8:00 pm: Lenten Bible Study. “The Life Giving Power of the Cross” will be held in the CCD Building in the old kitchen. All are welcome.

† Daily Gospel Readings Sun. Mt. 17-1-9 Mon. Lk. 6-36-38 Tues. Mt. 23:1-12 Wed. Mt. 20:17-28 Thr. Lk. 16:19-31 Fri. Lk. 1:26-38 Sat. Lk. 15:1-3 11-32 Sun Jn. 4:5-42

Thursday, March 24 7:00 pm: St. Ambrose/Holy Family Parish Council Meeting in the Parish Hall. Friday, March 25 8:45 am: Bible Study 6:00-8:00 pm: Wall Little League Fish Fry—Parish Hall 7:00 pm: Stations of the Cross St. Ambrose & Holy Family Sunday, March 27 10:00-11:00 am: Elementary CCD Classes 10:00-11:00 am: Adult Faith Formation Holy Family: Special Collection for the Building Fund. 12:00-5:00 pm: Day of Adoration at Holy Family

7:00-9:00 pm: “Arise Together in Christ” Information Session. (See back of Bulletin for details.) High School Youth Group Project: Yard Clean-Up for the Elderly. Meet at St. Ambrose at 2:00 pm. FMI contact Wanda Gully at 234-2038.

Parish Mission St. Ambrose & Holy Family

Presenter:

March 28-30, 2011

Fr. John Kuehner

Monday, March 28 Symbol: Crucifix — Topic: Who is Jesus for us? Mass 6:30 pm Mission: 7-8 pm Fellowship & Refreshments will follow. Tuesday, March 29 Symbol: Bread — Topic: Jesus as Nourishment for the Journey of Faith Mass 6:30 pm Mission: 7-8 pm Fellowship & Refreshments will follow. Wednesday, March 29 Symbol: Altar — Topic: Our Mission to Share in the Work of Jesus and the Church Meal in Parish Hall 5:30-6:30 Mission: 7-8 pm (CDA members A-H bring vegetables and I-Z desserts)

“PRAYING 40 DAYS FOR LIFE” (See details on back page of Bulletin.)


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, Monday-Friday. St. Ambrose and Holy Family have been assigned Thursdays. There is a sign-up sheet in the back of Church. Please join in this worthwhile event to help protect the unborn. UPCOMING EVENTS:

Cemetery: Flowers may now be placed on your loved one’s plot. Thank you!

Adoration Chapel St. Margaret’s Church on Sundays 6:00-7:00 pm:

Mar. 20 Jeanie Schniers Laverne Schniers

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 Mar. 27 Christ, at the Newman Center in San Angelo. A new process of spiritual renewal for the parish with Bernice Schwartz Betty Schwartz 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. During this week let us pray Mar. 31: 7:00 pm — 70th Anniversary Committee meeting in the Fellowship Hall.

especially for our Diocesan Seminarian: Reggie Odima

Mar. 31/Apr. 1: 7:00 pm — 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. 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. Apr. 1-3: FORTY HOURS WEEKEND OF PRAYER AT ST. AMBROSE. Apr. 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. (CDA members are asked to provide desserts.) 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 Dues for 2011 — $30. Please mail to Diane Weishuhn, 4521 Krupala Rd., San Angelo, TX 76905. Apr. 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! Apr. 9/10: St. Helen’s Altar Society will be accepting donations after all Masses to help decorate the Church for Holy Week and Easter. St. Margaret’s Church is having a Fish Fry every Friday night during Lent from 5:00-8:00 pm. St. Helen’s Altar Society will be decorating the Church for Easter with Flower Memorials. The flowers will be 6” pots of hot pink geraniums with green pot covers. The cost will be $6 each. Please send your check to Loretta Schniers, 10061 FM 765, San Angelo, TX 76905. Make checks payable to St. Helen’s Altar Society, and note who the Memorial/In Honor Of is for. Deadline is April 12. Thank-you Notes: Thanks for all your words of encouragement and good wishes, as well as cards, food and your prayers during my recovery from knee replacement surgery. Thank you! ...Andrew Wilde Thanks to Rosalie Sturm for altering some of Fr. Chinna’s vestments. This is a short note to thank you for all you did to help with the annual collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious last December. The total collected in the Diocese of San Angelo for 2010 was $67,435.71. My prayer is that all who participated be blessed abundantly. …Sister Malachy, O. P. SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE: 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. 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.

On our own we cannot live the life God intends for us. Like Abraham, our lives can produce great fruit only if we follow God in faith. This week, pray for the grace to follow God with stronger faith. Pray also for the gift to see the poor in our midst so that we may assist them, for the fruit of faith is love. Catholic Relief Services” Operation Rice Bowl supports programs that help the most vulnerable to communities in Indonesia and around the world. 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, Connie Stoneburner, Laura S. Torres, Christy Thomson, Mark Tully, Lindy Walker, Pete Wilde, Caden Williams, Mickey Wright, Terri Young.


St. Ambrose Weekly Bulletin March 20, 2011