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St. Ambrose Parish Holy Family Mission, Mereta January 8, 2012 The Epiphany of the Lord D ea c on A l l a n La n g e

Fr. C hi n na Pa g id el a

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

D ea c o n Da n Sh a n n ah a n

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

LITURGIES Mon. Tues. Wed. Thr. Fri. Sat.

Jan 9 Jan 10 Jan. 11 Jan. 12 Jan. 13 Jan. 14


Jan. 15

8:00 am 8:00 am 8:00 am 8:00 am 8:00 am 5:00 pm 6:00 pm 7:30 am 9:00 am 10:45 am

+Olen Weishuhn by Gladys Braden Kozelsky/White Family Special Intention by George & Doris Halfmann +Lawrence Tierney by the Family For the Poor Souls by Karl & Charlotte Weishuhn Confessions +Hilda Mikulik by Daniel & Sherline Strube +Gwen Merka by LeeRay & Jean Wilde For the Parish Holy Family: +Jesse Joe Meza by Joe & Silvia Meza

Sunday, Jan. 8 10 am Elementary Religion Classes 10:15 am Adult Faith Formation Holy Family: 9:30-10:30 am— 9th Grade CCD Class Special Building Fund Collection at Holy Family Parish Council Elections Monday, Jan. 9 No Choir Practice Wednesday, Jan. 11 NO Youth Choir Practice 6:30 pm: Hangouts: (Parent Helpers: Johnny & Elaine Beach, Ron Niehues) 7:00-8:00 pm: Jr. Hi/High School CCD Classes 7:00 pm: RCIA 7:00 pm; Confirmation Enrollment Practice in Church. Confirmation Candidates and their sponsors are requested to be in attendance. Holy Family: 6:00-7:00 pm: CCD Classes for Grades 1-8 Friday, Jan. 13 8:45-10:30: Friday Morning Bible Study Saturday, January 14 Diaconate Ordination of Brother Martin Mary at the Hermitage in Christoval. All are welcome! Sunday, Jan. 15 10:00-11:00 am: Elementary CCD Classes 10:00-11:00 am: Adult Faith Formation (Fellowship Hall) Confirmation Enrollment at 9 am & 10:45 am Mass. Parish Council Elections 7:00-9:00 pm: Arise Together In Christ Session at the Newman Center. Season Two. 5:30 pm: Catechist & Volunteers Appreciation Dinner

† Daily Gospel Readings Sun. Mt. 2:1-12 Mon. Mk. 1:7-11 Tues. Mk. 1:14-20 Wed. Mk. 1:29-39 Thr.

Mk. 1:40-45


Mk. 2:1-12


Mk. 1:7-11

Sun. Jn. 1;35-42

NOTICE TO ALL WHO SERVE IN MASS MINISTRY: Please check the Monthly Ministry List (posted on Web Site also) for your assignments. If you are unable to serve, please ask someone to serve in your place and have them sign by your name when they come to replace you. Call the Parish Office if you are no longer able to serve in a ministry. Thank you.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Volunteers are needed to serve in the Ministry to the Sick at Shannon Medical Center, San Angelo Community Medical Center, and Shannon Skilled Nursing. In order to participate in this ministry, persons must: Have the approval of their pastor Complete a Criminal Background Check Attend an “Ethics and Integrity workshop given by the Diocese Attend a training session conducted by Msgr. Maurice Voity. The next meeting and training session will be held at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, February 7, at St. Francis Hall, 116 S. Oakes St. All current Hospital Communion Ministers are also asked to be present for this meeting. If you are interested in serving in this ministry, or know of someone who is interested, please contact your parish office so that the necessary procedures may be completed before the meeting.

Key Passage:

The On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother.(Matthew 2:10) Epiphany of the Lord Adult: When have you found the presence of Christ in an unexpected place? Child: Where and in whom will you look for Jesus this week? Reprinted with permission from Heritage of Faith, Published by Twenty-Third Publications.

YOUTH CORNER: Welcome home Fr. Chinna, Deacon Allan and Wanda!! You must share the excitement of your trip with us. We are off to a good start for the New Year. Both youth groups have some things coming up soon. Junior High will have a Bowling party and Charity event on Sunday, January 15 at 1:30 pm at Stadium Lanes. Wear tennis shoes to avoid using “bowling shoes.” Bring some toiletry items for the Concho Valley Children’s Emergency Shelter. We will have snacks and drinks, but no meal, as this will be right after lunch. High School will be picking up trash from around the community and highways on Wednesday, January 18 beginning at 5:30. Meet Jeff & Sherry Sefcik in front of the parish hall in the parking lot for instructions and supplies. Junior High students are asked to come to pick up pecans on Wednesday, Jan. 18 . Please ride bus number 28 after school and meet Phyllis outside of the hall. This is a fund raiser for the youth group so we will need as many of you as possible to gather the pecans. There will be a Pizza party for everyone at 6:30 pm in the hall, so ya’ll come and work up an appetite. May the peace of Christ be with you all ~Dcn. Dan and Phyllis

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

January 8 Janis Dierschke Theresa Weishuhn January 15 Bessie Wilde Betty Jo Wilde

During this week let us pray especially for our Diocesan Seminarian: Patrick Russell

FOR SALE: Walk In Cooler/Vault located in the barbecue area of St. Ambrose Parish Hall. Sealed bids will be accepted from JANUARY 9th THROUGH JANUARY 30, 2012. Starting minimum bid is $2000. Buyer will be responsible to remove the cooler/vault by MARCH 1, 2012. Sealed bids may be dropped off at the Parish Office. For more information contact Dale Droll 486-0800.

UPCOMING EVENTS Jan. 15: Knights of Columbus Soup Dinner in the Parish Hall Jan. 16: St. Helen’s Altar Society Meeting. Hostesses: Jeanie Schniers, LaVerne Schniers, Dorothy Kvapil, Loretta Schniers, Bernice Schwartz, Betty Ann Schwartz. Program: Elaine Beeson of Christoval Extension Homemakers will present “We’ve Got the Power.” Jan. 16: 12:00 Noon — Ecumenical Prayer Service at Sacred Heart Cathedral in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to pray for justice and peace in our society. Jan. 16: 2:00-4:00 pm —Natural Family Planning Class at Christ the King Retreat Center Jan. 19: Senior Citizen Day Jan. 22: Special Collection will be taken for the Church in Latin America. Generous gifts to this collection last year made it possible to fund 423 programs that support catechesis and evangelization in Latin America. In many instances, collected funds are the only resources individual parishes have to sustain the development of their parishioners. SPECIAL NOTES: 70th Anniversary Christmas Ornaments are still available in the Parish Office. Each family receives one free ornament. Additional ornaments are $10 each. If you know of someone who is homebound and needs to have Communion taken to them, please call the Parish Office. There will be make-up sessions in January for those who missed the Altar Server Training classes or the Lector Training session. Watch the Bulletin for specific dates.

Heartfelt sympathy and condolences to Bambi Martin and family on the loss of her mother, Tillie Seipp Branham. Thanks to Marjorie Kellermeier & Betty Joyce Schwartz for delivering gifts to the Family Shelter. We are so thankful for the wonderful donations you recently made to the center. What a blessing to many in a time of need. Thank you! Sincerely In Christ, The Pregnancy Help Center.

Implementation of Arise Together in Christ/Levantate Unamonos en Cristo from RENEW International continues. Preparation is now being made for Season Two. Each session will be presented in English and Spanish. In order to prepare for Season Two, Small Community Leader Formation Sessions is scheduled at the Newman Center in San Angelo on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012 from 7:00-9:00 pm. All those who participated in Season One (leaders and participants) are invited to meet together in the Parish Hall, along with the Adult Faith Formation class, on Sunday, Jan. 22, after the 9:00 am Mass. Refreshments will be served.

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, Emily Beach, Terri Jost Beach, Bobby Biedermann, Martha Lynn Block, Maryah Bonilla, David & Della Braden, Ernest Braden, Evelyn Bubenik, Wesley Bump, Theresa Cain, Judy Cate, Mario Chavez, Henry Cruz, Ross Dutton, Megan Fauley, Ann Feist, Kervin Frysak, Adeline Fuchs, Lazaro Galindo, James Glass, Marvin Goetz, Anita & Inocente Gonzales, Gloria Guevara, Martha Gully, Wilbert Gully, Estella Guzman, Glenn Halfmann, Kevin Halfmann, Janet Harris, Diandra Hirt, Marcel Kalina, Victoria Kalina, Florine Kellermeier, Kash Kelso, Matthew Kerry, Mick Kissko, Tony Knox, Jonathan Leach, Stephanie Lindsey, Antonio Martinez, James Michalewicz, Cindy McCoy, McCall Miller, Earlene Wilde Mokry, Gina Muelstein, Keith Nally, Margie Nunez, Enriqueta Ornelas, Lillian Pagel, Linda Patton, Lance Pepper, Lane Pepper, Gary Peters, Clarence Plagens, Lori Potter, Bacilia & Domingo Ramirez, Armando Reyes, Donnia Robles, Toni Rojo, Joe Saldaña, Donna Schwertner, Jeff Sefcik, Wayne Smetana, Chuck Sonnenberg, Betsy Spencer, Mike St. Clair, Connie Stoneburner, Joe Torres, Laura S. Torres, Christy Thomson, Mark Tully, Lindy Walker, Presley Weishuhn, Pete Wilde, Caden Williams, Mickey Wright, Terri Young, Fr. Joseph Choutapalli’s Sister, Mary.

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