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No December meeting for ALWAYS OUR CHILDREN

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Regular meetings will continue on the First Thursday of the each month in January. Our next meeting is Jan 3, 2013 in the St Pius Fellowship Hall. Our meetings are for gays, lesbians, their families, and friends For information Pam Nelson 855-4769

We now have new radio program schedules available in the back of the church. Also, please tune in for our special Advent programming at 1240AM or 97.5 FM and online at See our website for more details.

St Anthony Parish 317 West 7th Street OFFICE 628-7182

P.O . Box 955,

Laurel, Montana 59044-0955 Parish Center 628-7484

Second Sunday of Advent — December 9, 2012 WELCOME TO ST. ANTHONY PARISH :

Notice: Church

Child Safety Reminder: Parents please make sure that your kids are attending a Church sanctioned activity when they are in the Parish. Kids can not be un-chaperoned or with a lone adult on the premises for obvious reasons. The only exemption — a parent or parent sanctioned grandparent.

ADULTS: If you are a St Anthony Church approved facilitator at any church activity, class, or function, there must be 2 adult supervisors available with the children at all times . You must also have completed the diocesan Virtus Program and be in compliance with it to work with our youth.

We welcome all visitors to worship with us today. We’re blessed to have you with us at this celebration of Holy Mass. Please take time to introduce yourself to those around you so that we can become acquainted. We hope you can become part of our parish family. To do so, please phone the Parish Office 628-7182, or speak with Father Tom after Mass . Weekend Masses: Saturday -5:30 pm , and Sunday - 8:45 a.m.; Daily Masses 9:00 AM Tuesday-Friday Reconciliation: Every Sat. at 4:00 pm in the Church. Pastor: Fr. Tom Harney St. Anthony Staff: Executive Director of Education: Barb Hoppel; Admin. Coordinator: Paula Story Custodians: Renee Studiner, Rita Baeten; Grounds: Mike Longbottom. Pastoral Council: Bill Baeten Chair, Jay Craig Vice Chair, Gail Thomas Sec. Randy Sorkness, Sherry Dompier, Vern Boyer , Scott Olson , & Mary Kay Fox Finance Council: Rodney Halvorson, Jim Schug, Marti Sorkness Volunteer Coordinators: Director of Maintenance: Randy Sorkness Music: Mary Schrader, Diane McCoy; Eucharistic Ministers: Ann Walsh ; PCCW: Cyndi Hanson— Adoration: Janet Mogan

Group Contacts Book Study Group Wed. 9:30 am in the parish center. Sherry Gieser 633-2775 or Eucharistic Min. Ann Walsh 860-8498; Lectors: Lorraine Kilwien 628-4859; Altar Servers: Lyndia Greenwalt (628-4712) Environment committee chair: Sue Greer 633-2735 Knights of Columbus: meet the 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00 pm— parish center. Grand Knight Bob Lanaghan (861-1857). Council of Catholic Women meet on the 2nd Monday of the month parish center. Pres. Cyndi Hanson: 628-2255 – Ultreya meets on the 1st Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in the parish center. Linda Boyer 628-4753. Pastoral Council meets the fourth Thursday Sept—May Parish Center Bill Baeten Chair: 969-1360. Coffee & Doughnuts served 1st & 3rd Sunday after the 8:45 am Mass. Hostesses - PCCW RCIA : Jake McCoy 855-0977, or Father Tom at (628-7182). First Friday (24 hour) Adoration : Janet Mogan (628-6985). Music :Mary Shrader 633-2889; Diane McCoy 628– 8565 Flowers bed & planting: Lorene Schardt 628-6939, Gail Thomas 628-2210 … Bulletin notices: For the summer leave on machine at 628-7182 or

Ultreya: Linda Boyer ; RCIA: Jake McCoy ; Altar Servers: Lyndia Greenwalt ; Environment : Sue Greer: Knights of Columbus: Bob Lanaghan


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On this second week of Advent we honor St. Damasus1, Pope, Saint Lucy Martyr, Saint John of the Cross ,Doctor of the Church; but most important of all is the celebration of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Yes, the Blessed Mother is the Queen of all Saints and the Queen of what we aspire to be – holy/whole. Pictured here are a few of the holy ones who have reached this goal. Do you see the mirror? This Advent make it your goal to see yourself mirrored as the old song says as : SOMEONE WHO IS BOUND FOR GLORY! As much as we appreciate our own progress on the road to heaven—this side of eternal life we are never there! So buckle down & start to live out the authentic goodness of grace in every bit of your life. Continue with prayer, humble prayer; remember anyone of us has the same opportunity to please God and arrive at sacred wholeness—not just a treasured few.

Holy Mary, Queen of all Saints Please pray for my spiritual health , help me to become whole in mind body & spirit. Please, inspire all the holy saints to pray for me & my family. Help me to find true humility & repentance: For all that I have said, for all that I have failed to say, for all that I have thought, for all that I have failed to think, for all that I have done, for all that I have failed to do, pray that I see my sins clearly and that your Holy Son Jesus Christ be merciful, forgive me, and bless my life. Amen

Readings: Second Sunday of Advent: Bar5:1-9; Phil1:4-6, 8-11; Lk3:1-6 (6)

Barb Hoppel D.R.E. 628-7484

Masses for the week of December 9-15 Sunday

8:45 am —

For the intentions of all our parishioners and their families.


9:00 am —

Gathering at St Anthony Church to pray the Holy Office.


9:00 am —

For Ron Gaskill requested by Tom & Julie Prill

ather F h s i t to w Birthday e g r th t fo Don’ Happy 75 ! . 13th a c e m D To sday, r u h on T

Wednesday 9:00 am —

For Frank Bren. requested by Stan & Mary Ann Fischer


9:00 am

For the intention of Father Tom on his 75th Birthday requested by —— All of us!


9:00 am—


5:30 pm —

For George and Mary Kostelecky requested by Troy , Lori, and family (Anointing Mass) For Patrick Melcher by Gail and family

Our Christmas Masses:

Penance Service ( Next Week)

Monday, December 24 at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 25 at 8:45 a.m. New Year’s Day at 9:00 a.m. ( Jan 1,2013)

Advent Penance Service, Wednesday, Dec. 19th at 7:00 P.M. Rest safely in the Arms of Jesus, Vera. Long Time Parishioner, Vera Valatkas passed away on November 29, 1012 and was buried from St. Anthony on December 2nd. God grant Vera eternal peace and goodness. To her wonderful loving children and family we extend our deepest sympathy.

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Anointing and Laying on of Hands If life is getting you down and you need a special healing come this Friday, December 14th, Father Tom will anoint any of us who are in need after 9:00 Morning Mass. This special blessing is for anyone wishing to receive healing prayer of mind, body, or spirit. Each 2nd Friday after mass this service is conducted. All are most welcome to come forward and to receive this Sacrament, you don’t have to be gravely ill—it’s an anointing for those who need healing or aid in all areas. Please come for this wonderful moment with Jesus & the grace and Light of GOD that you’ll receive.

Religious Education

The Environment Committee will be selling poinsettias again this year to help decorate our church for Christmas. We've ordered 50 and would appreciate your support! WOW! Our plants are beautiful and only $8 each. With a price like this you can’t go wrong, so plan ahead and buy from us! Sue Greer & the Environment Committee

Never too late to register your child: Phone Barb at 628-7484 and find out more.

*Class next This Wed. December 12th. *The 2nd graders will be receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation this Sunday December 9th at 2:00 p.m.

The Rite of Christian Initiation / RCIA —Don’t Miss this one! Tuesday, December 11 , at 7:00 P.M. Presenter: Mary Queen of the Rosary: With: Carolyn Story ( Held in the Church Center -1st Classroom to your right) Carolyn is a wonderful speaker so come and enjoy! All are welcome—please come! RCIA is our annual religious education process that culminates at Easter. RCIA is primarily intended for people who wish to join the Catholic Faith, however, it’s also open & blessed by the participation of any of our parishioners or persons who would like to come to a deeper knowledge of the catholic faith.

The rolls and coffee will also be served after mass on Sunday on a donation basis. All proceeds and donations will go to the Wednesday Book Study Group to pay for our babysitters.


December 10, 2012 starts at 6:00 p.m. at the Church Center

S HI join us in this night of fun and fellowship. It’s for all women of TCome

St. Anthony’s Church. So, if you are not a member of PCCW, please be our guest & bring your funds to bid on & purchase some wonderful handmade Silent Auction items courtesy of the St Anthony PCCW members & families. This is the major fundraiser for St. Anthony’s PCCW (sorry no cabbage burgers this year) and CCW has committed to helping fund Justin Baeten’s Eagle Scout project which is to re-roof the Rectory— Priest’s residence. I have already had members commit to

bringing homemade salsa, cheesecakes, wooden toys, embroidery, so much fun and lots, lots, more. I hope you will join us as a guest and find just the perfect Christmas gift at our Silent Auction. Cynthia Hanson Pres.

Please remember to share what you can with your church. There are many needs and many bills that mount daily. God will forever bless a generous soul. St Anthony Knights of Columbus announce: Knight of the Month: Del Henman Family of the Month: Dwayne & Annette Behm

Thank You Environment and Music People Our blessings are multifaceted here at St. Anthony. We have an environment committee that is stellar and musicians who fill our church with the joyous sound of the Holy Spirit moving among us! These wonderful folks help inspire our hearts with the wonder of advent both with the beauty we see, and that which we hear. I especially want to thank all our ministries for your many sacrifices.

Fresh Baked Cinnamon Rolls Available / This weekend. YUMMY! These tasty treats will be available for purchase after masses on December 8 and 9. The large frosted rolls will sell for $1 each or 6 for $5. Any parishioners who would like to pre-order rolls for pick up after mass should contact Sherry at 633-2775 or Rita at 969-1360.

PCCW Silent Auction-Potluck Dinner – Y!

Have you been confirmed? Any practicing Catholic who has not been confirmed and wishes to receive the Sacrament can come to RCIA and be confirmed at the Easter Vigil! Phone Father Tom at 628-7182

May God bless you all very much. Father Tom

2013 HS Grads- Carroll Scholarship Forms for the new $1000 scholarship applicable toward full time tuition are available at the church entrance. Or check out on line.

St Anthony Bulletin Second Sunday of Advent,  

Catholic Church in Laurel, Montana

St Anthony Bulletin Second Sunday of Advent,  

Catholic Church in Laurel, Montana