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St. Ambrose Parish,Wall Holy Family Mission, Mereta August 28, 2011

De acon All an Lan ge Parish Office 325-651-7551 Fax Number 325-651-6605 Parish Hall 325-651-7649 Mission Phone 325-468-3101 email: Web Site: Mailing Address: P.O. Box 228 Wall, Texas 76957


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.

LITURGIES Mon. Tue. Wed. Thr. Fri. Sat. Sun.

Aug. 29 Aug. 30 Aug. 31 Sept. 1 Sept. 2 Sept. 3

No Mass 8:00 am 8:00 am 8:00 am 7:00 pm 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 6:00 pm Sept. 4 7:30 am 9:00 am 10:45 am

Fr. Chinna will be traveling home to India to be with family and friends August 28th, and returning on October 6th.

Communion Service Gwen Merka by Nadine Fischer +Elmer Braden by Family Communion Service Quinceanera for Araceli Hernandez Confessions +Lilly Schraer by Family +Jim Christilles by George & Doris Halfmann For the Parish Holy Family: +Isabelle Martinez by Joe & Silvia Meza

Sunday, August 28 Empower Program: Power Point for all CCD parents in the Fellowship Hall after the 9:00 am Mass. 4:00 pm: Fr. Hilary will celebrate ―the extra ordinary form of the Mass‖ according to the Tridentine Ritual in Latin at St. Patrick’s Church in Brady (406 S. Bridge St.). Everyone is cordially invited. Monday, Aug. 29 7:00 –9:00 pm — Workshop at the Newman Center for all Coordinators of Religious Education in the San Angelo Deanery. 8:00 pm: Choir practice Tuesday, Aug. 30 6:00 pm: Meeting of elementary CCD catechists & aides. (Note: Elementary CCD classes begin on Sunday, Sept. 11, from 10:00-11:00 am.) Wednesday, Aug. 31 Deadline to order 50 Years (The Story of the Diocese of San Angelo). Order forms available in the back of church. 5:45-6:30 pm: Youth Choir Practice. (New members, grades 3-11, are welcome to join! Rehearsals are in the Church choir loft.) 6:30 pm: Hangouts (Parent Helpers: Gene & Laura Adams, Kye & Jeanie Barnes, Vicki Beard) 7:00-8:00 pm: Jr. Hi/High School CCD Classes

Holy Family Mass Time: Sunday 10:45 am Rosary is prayed before Sunday Masses.

† Daily Gospel Readings Sun. Mt. 16:21-27 Mon. Mk. 6:17-29 Tues. Lk. 4:31-37 Wed. Lk. 4:38-44 Thr. Lk. 5:1-11 Fri.

Lk. 5:33-39


Lk. 6:1-5

Sun. Mt. 18:15-20

ARISE TOGETHER IN CHRIST: A Leader Preparation workshop is set for Sept. 18 from 2-4 pm at the Newman Center. If you are interested in being a group member, please contact one of the following: Brian Berry @234-2716 Gerald Jost @ 212-9621 Jerry Sefcik @ 234-7200 Diane Weishuhn @ 340-7576 Cynthia Watkins @ 277-3428

Michelle De Russo @ 212-1324 Alicia Sefcik @ 651-6649 Kathy Sefcik @ 651-5455 Clayton Weishuhn @ 651-5455 Carol Whitehead @ 374-4999

I would like to thank the Catholic Daughters for hosting the surprise “bake sale” and to the Knights of Columbus for their generous donation on my behalf to help with my travel expenses to India. I am most grateful to the organizations for your love and support. I am looking forward to visiting my mother, family and friends, but thoughts of St. Ambrose and Holy Family will be with me everyday and you will be remembered always in prayer. I will be ministering to the poor while in India and ask that you keep the less fortunate and their children in your prayers and ask God according to His Holy Word to set the poor in a place of safety where His peace, rest and joy abide. Your organization is a shining example of God’s love to others. Thank you for what you are to me and for your support in my ministry. - Fr. Chinna

7:00 pm—RCIA Classes begin in the Fellowship Hall Holy Family: 6:00-7:00 pm: CCD Registration and Ice Cream Social (Note: 1st Grade Catechist is still needed. Contact Sylvia Chappa @ 468-2139 if you are able to teach this class.) Thursday, Sept. 1 Knights of Columbus will meet following 7:45 pm Rosary. Friday, Sept. 2 8:45-10:30—Friday Morning Bible Study Sunday, Sept. 4 Special Collection for the Catholic University of America St. Margaret representatives will be selling raffle tickets for their parish festival after all Masses. 9:30-10:30 am: Holy Family 9th Grade CCD Class ATTENTION ALL MASS MINISTERS Each week please sign in at the Church entrance that you are here for your ministry so that it will be known if a substitute is needed before the Mass begins. REMINDER: If you are unable to minister, please ask someone to serve in your place and have them sign by your name. Thank you!

HISTORY CORNER: Wayne Marcus Halfmann (among friends known as “Tex”), son of Mack and Emma Halfmann, was the first to be baptized at St. Ambrose on August 31, 1941. He and his wife Barbara now live in St. Lawrence.

YOUTH CORNER What a great start to the new year! Thanks to all those who pro-

Adoration Chapel

vided ice cream and/or assistance with serving the students at the ice cream social Wednesday night. We look forward to many events that will enrich us in many ways this year. We are looking forward to our 1st ever Pancake Brunch, which will be held OCT. 2. This will be a major fundraiser for both the junior and high school youth groups. We hope to make this an annual event. We will be looking for participation from as many of our youth group members as possible. We will hold this brunch from 7:00 am-1:00 pm This way we will be able to serve breakfast after all the Masses and catch some of our Brethren neighbors as well. I’d like to remind everyone to “like” our youth group facebook page. This is an avenue for us to communicate with everyone. Just search for St. Ambrose Youth Group and “like us” so you’ll get notices from us when they are posted. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please let Phyllis or myself know. ~Dcn Dan and Phyllis

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

August 28 Dolores Gully Donna Gully September 4 Merline Weishuhn Theresa Weishuhn

During this week let us UPCOMING EVENTS Sept. 7: 7:00 pm — A meeting of all those serving in the Hospital Ministry will be held at St. Fran- pray cis Hall (116 S. Oakes St. across from Sacred Heart Cathedral). All current ministers are asked to especially for our Diocesan make every effort to be present. If you are interested in becoming a hospital minister, please come to Seminarian:

this meeting. In order to serve as an Extraordinary Minister of Communion to the Sick, you must: (1) have the approval and recommendation of your pastor; (2) complete a criminal background check as Innocent Eziefule required by the Diocese of San Angelo; (3) complete an “Integrity in Ministry” workshop given by the diocese; and (4) attend the training session on Sept. 7. FMI please contact the parish office or e-mail Msgr. Voity at Sept. 10: 9:30 am — 9-11 Memorial Service at Memorial monument in San Angelo. Sept. 11: 2:00-4:00 pm — Natural Family Planning Class at Christ the King Retreat Center. Sept. 11: 6:00 pm — Special Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral for victims of 9-11. Sept. 12: CDA meeting beginning with Rosary at 5:40 and Mass at 6:00 pm. If you elected to have your complimentary 8X10 photo from Lifetouch delivered to the Parish Office, please stop by to pick up your portrait. Camp Hope: A non-denominational Christian bereavement camp will be held on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3-5, 2011 at a local ranch for children ages 7-12. It is a faith-based program that offers hope, support, and sharing for children and families who are grieving the loss of a loved one. It is a non-profit camp offered at no cost through sponsorship and private donations. FMI contact Mike or Suzy McCravy at 512-627-4388 or Wanda Gully at 234-2038 Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic Church? Are you interested in joining the Catholic church? If the answer is “yes” to either of these questions then the RCIA program is for you. On Wednesday, Aug. 31, we will begin this year’s RCIA j ourney. Please join us as we discuss the history and teachings of the Catholic Church and answer your questions of “Why do we d o or believe that?” If you are interested, or know someone who would be interested, please contact Rodney & Karen Ripple @ 651 -7511 or e-mail or contact the parish office @ 651-7551. Classes begin on Wednesday, Aug. 31, @ 7:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Thank you for your prayers, gifts, flowers, cards and visits. I am also very grateful to those who brought me Communion. How blessed I am to live in such a loving community! Rosa Martinez

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time

St. Ambrose /Holy Family 72nd Fall Festival will be on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23. The festival chairladies have begun working on the work list. If you are a parent or relative of someone who has moved, please contact one of the chairladies below ASAP. Jodie Braden Brandi Braden Shanda Halfmann Connie McCrea Kathy Glass ,

651-1024 (hm) or 656-0893 (cell) 651-2111 (hm) or 234-9470 (cell) 651-2939 (hm) or 234-2660 (cell) 651-5781 (hm) or 656-1859 (cell) 469-3787 (hm) or 374-7161 (cell)

Key Passage: Then Jesus told His disciples, ―If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.‖ (Matthew 16:24) Adult: What has it meant to you to take up your cross and follow Jesus? Child: When has it been hard to be a follower of Jesus? Reprinted with permission from Heritage of Faith, published by Twenty-Third Publications.

Please Note: Contact ROSA MARTINEZ: 656-7140 to add or remove a person from the Prayer List.

Prayer List: Tony Aguirre, Nick Bartosh, John Paul Basquez, Terri Jost Beach, Bobby Biedermann, Martha Lynn Block,

Maryah Bonilla, Evelynn Bubenik, Wesley Bump, Ernest Braden, Theresa Cain, Terry Cassel, Mario Chavez, Sandy De la Garza, Ross Dutton, Megan Fauley, Ann Feist, Brian Foukas, Kervin Frysak, Adeline Fuchs, Carolynn Garcia, Ginger Jo Gerngross, James Glass, Marvin Goetz, Anita & Inocente Gonzales, Gloria Guevara, Martha Gully, Wilbert Gully, Glenn Halfmann, Kevin Halfmann, Sutton Ross Halfmann, Janet Harris, Irma Hernandez, Bernard Hirt, Victoria Kalina, Florine Kellermeier, Kash Kelso, Matthew Kerry, Mick Kissko, Bernadina Knipp, Tony Knox, Jonathan Leach, Stephanie Lindsey, Antonio Martinez, Rosa Martinez, Charles Matschek, Francisco Mendoza, James Michalewicz, McCall Miller, Earlene Wilde Mokry, Jaymee Moon (infant), Breanne Munn, Gina Muelstein, Keith Nally, Margie Nunez, Lillian Pagel, Linda Patton, Lance Pepper, Lane Pepper, Gary Peters, Lori Potter, Pat Purser, Bacilia & Domingo Ramirez, Armando Reyes, Donnia Robles, Toni Rojo, Joe Saldaña, Donna Schwertner, Bill Scott, Jeff Sefcik, Wayne Smetana, Augustina Solis, Chuck Sonnenberg, Betsy Spencer, Mike St. Clair, Connie Stoneburner, Lawrence Tierney, Joe Torres, Laura S. Torres, Christy Thomson, Mark Tully, Lindy Walker, Presley Weishuhn, Floyd Wilde, Pete Wilde, Caden Williams, Mickey Wright, Terri Young, Fr. Joseph Choutapalli’s Sister, Mary.


HISTORY CORNER : 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:...


HISTORY CORNER : 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:...