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Affirming the Culture of Life Conference September 28th-29th Great Falls University’s McLaughlin Center. Bring Your Own Buddy and join Most Rev. Michael W. Warfel and Most Rev. George Leo Thomas for the Affirming the Culture of Life Conference September Hear messages from Montana’s Roman Catholic Bishops, along with musician Tony Melendez; Darrell Kipp ,founder of the Piegan Institute to study and preserve the Blackfoot language; John Carr, former Executive Director of the USCCB Office of Justice, Peace and Human Development; Susan Wills, Esq., of Respect Life Programs for Project Rachel; and Fr. Leo Patalinghug, priest and author. For info or registration visit: or contact Montana Catholic Conference at 406-442-5761 or via email to

St Anthony Parish

Giving the gift of a Mass— Prayers of remembrance, prayers for good times ( appreciation) and in times of trouble— Mass is wonderful! Good or bad, any kind of day is made better with the gift of prayer. We often think masses are just for the dead or in times of struggle but having a mass said is a gift for all seasons. New babies, marriages, celebrations, special intentions, birthdays, commemoration of loved ones, times of gratitude– all are reasons to celebrate to pray. If you’d like to have Masses offered call the office at 628-7182. Just Faith Study to Begin this Fall : Encounter your Catholic faith in a way that challenges each of us and how we live in today’s world by joining us in a new justice formation process called Just Faith. For thirty weeks you will journey with other seekers using books, videos, conversation and encounters with those who live at the margins of society. Just Faith begins September5, 7 pm at St Pius Contact Martha at 252-6484 or .

317 West 7th Street OFFICE 628-7182

P.O . Box 955,

Laurel, Montana 59044-0955 Parish Center 628-7484

Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time , Sept 2, 2012 WELCOME TO ST. ANTHONY PARISH : 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: Scott Olson, Bill Baeten, Ed Steffans, Mary Kay Fox, Jay Craig, Gail Thomas. Finance Council: Rodney Halvorson, Jim Schug, Marti Sorkness

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: 545-0821. 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

Volunteer Coordinators: Co-directors of Maintenance: Ed Steffans, Randy Sorkness Music: Mary Schrader, Diane McCoy; Eucharistic Ministers: Ann Walsh ; PCCW: May Magnus— Adoration: Janet Mogan Ultreya: Linda Boyer ; RCIA: Jake McCoy ; Altar Servers: Lyndia Greenwalt ; Environment : Sue Greer: Knights of Columbus: Bob Lanaghan

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Visit the extraordinary historic “Homesteader Gallery.” Featuring handcrafted works of art, cabinetry of new or reclaimed Montana lumber & accented with large chased copper door panels paintings & much more. Beautifully hand carved panels can set any door or kitchen cupboard or cabinet apart from the ordinary. 406-445-9105. Roberts, Mt

Come to the Great Falls / Billings Diocesan Council of Catholic Women Conference Sept. 14 & 15 , 2012 This is not a business meeting! Presenter Sr. Helena Burns: “Media and Spirituality” and workshop with an update of the new commission structure. WHERE: St. Mary Church – Malta MT When: 8:30 a.m. Friday through the Saturday night banquet

Elliott Eaton Original art pieces by master watercolor & oil artist — Elliott Eaton. For a private viewing,

Phone: 698-4770

Registration Fee: $100 ; Early Registration due by August 25th. Call Cyndi Hanson at 628-2255 for a registration form and hotel information / or email More information on Sr. Helena can be found at There will also be several workshops pertaining to new commissions of Spirituality, this looks like a wonderful opportunity for enlightenment and enjoyable time with catholic women from around Montana.

Parish Council of Catholic Women ( PCCW) NEWS! Ladies of the Parish There will be a short Strategic Planning meeting for all of the Council Presidents and the elected PCCW officers on September 9th after mass. Please bring your updated council members rosters and your ideas. We hope you can all come to the Conference. Let’s make this the largest turn out yet. If you haven’t taken the time to attend one of these now is the time! It is lots of fun and we will be taking registrations right up to the morning of the convention so grab a friend, or relative and come. It’s a super get away with wonderful people!

Readings: Twenty Second Sunday in Ordinary Time: Dt. 4:1-2, 6-8; Jas 1:17-18, 21b-22, 27; Mk 7:1-8, 14-15,21-23 (125) Masses for the week of September 2—8, 2012 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 all welcome!


9:00 am —

For Leroy Kudrna requested by Bryan and Louann Wood

Wednesday 9:00 am —

For Kitty Harney requested by Dale and Connie Blom


9:00 am —

For Louis & Virginia Gauthier requested by Romey and Lila Wuertz


9:00 am—

For Louis & Virginia requested by Connie and Dale Blom.


5:30 pm —

For Betty Brouillette requested by the family

Welcome Baby Edwin Ryan Nease Congratulations to baby Edwin, infant son of Ferron and Josh as he receives the sacrament of baptism on Sunday, Sept 2, 2012. We welcome him into our parish family and ask God’s many blessings on his loving family.

WE WELCOME—STEP 2 This is the Step 2 Weekend here at St Anthony for all those 4th Dayers who have made a Cum Christo. The Laurel Ultreya announces that there will be No Ultreya Monday night due to the Labor Day holiday. Join us again in October and consider paying a visit to the Billings Ultreya. Why don't you call one of your favorite 4th Dayers and invite him/her to meet you there? Have a wonderful holiday!

R.I.P. Lawrence Demarais Larry passed away at his home on

Please donate to St Anthony Our insurance bill from Catholic Mutual came and it is out of this world ( and not in a good way)!

Wed., August 29th after a long illness. His funeral will be privately held. To his loving wife Georgette, and beloved family we extend our deepest sympathy.

St. Anthony Father Shevlin KC Council Celebrates our: Knight of the Month: Mark Guy And Family of the Month: Steve & Leeann Story

Help where you can! PICK — UP This weeks LIGHTHOUSE CD : Attack on Religious Liberty Battle for the Faith in Mexico by Patrick Madrid. Patrick Madrid explores the history of the persecution of the Catholic Church in 1920s Mexico. He recounts the sufferings and martyrdom that thousands of Catholics endured to defend their religious freedom during the Cristero War. In our Kiosk at the church entrance!

The Wednesday Book Study will celebrate the beginning of a new year of study next Wednesday, Sept 5 after mass. All are welcome. We will begin with introductions and sharing of goals for this year of study, which will start with, The Cup of Our Life by Joyce Rupp. Our first assignment will be discussed the following Wed, Sept. 12Any questions: Sherry Gieser 633-2775 or

Calling All Parishioners — GOD NEEDS YOUR HELP AS A CATECHIST OR HELPER– Sign Up today! There are lots of niches to fill we still need lots of help in our Religious Ed Program. We’re still hoping that you will volunteer to help with our program as a Catechists or helper for kindergarten –12th grade. We really need people who are willing and ready to share their love of God and active faith with our youth. Please be part of God’s gift to these kids. Your energy and enthusiasm can make such a difference in a young life; and the truth is you will get back much more than you give! Everything is so easy! Our program is in place, materials and theme, everything is mapped out for you. We are in serious need of your help for the 6-9th graders especially. This is a super opportunity, to serve the Lord. Why not grab your spouse, your Catholic friends, your older kids & volunteer today. Old, young, it doesn’t matter. You can change the world! This maybe just the thing to renew your own fervor; and remember Jesus said: “ YOU ARE THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD “ Matt 5:14 Don’t hide your light! Help set those young and impressionable hearts aflame. YOUTHS: IF YOU ARE IN 6-12 GRADE AND WANT TO HELP IN THE AFTERNOON CLASSES FROM 4-5:15 PLEASE COME TO A MEETING ON SEPT. 19TH AT 3:30 AND Barb WILL TELL YOU WHAT’S EXPECTED OF YOU.

CLASS REGISTRATION DATES: are next Sunday, Sept. 9 at the entrance of the church and Wednesday, Sept.12 from 9:30a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Parish Center.



We also need Folks to BAKE COOKIES or make treats for our Religious Ed Classes K-after school on Wednesdays and in the evening for the other classes at 7 pm. Barb 628-7484

Community Hope Collecting items for school kids! School is fast approaching and the sales for school supplies have started. Community Hope is hoping that you can help them fill the need for basic school items K-12 for those who have nothing extra to spare. Notebooks, and paper both college and wide ruled, pens, rulers, compasses, crayons, markers colored pencils, index cards, pencils, scissors, highlighters, binders, and folders Also if you have an old palm adding machine that still is in super condition they can be of great use. Everything can be left in the Community Hope Collection bin in the front of the church. And don’t forget to leave your food donations too —families are hungry all year round.

Yellowstone Valley Christians for Life

Will your family or group host

“ Forty Days for Life “

A Parish Family Night?

We will host a prayerful vigil outside the Planned Parenthood abortion center on Wicks Lane in Billings from September 26 through November 4. During this time pro-life Christians will pray peacefully for an end to abortion on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood 24 hours a day for all 40 days in conjunction with the National Campaign. The Knights of Columbus are planning to cover the night hours, while the rest of us will be there during the daytime. All pro-life persons are invited from all our churches. We are asking each of the churches to be responsible for one day a week or ½ day a week for the smaller churches. Please plan your fall schedule with this important event in mind. for sign up or during sign up weekend at your church.

1st Wednesdays at 6:00 pm

Contact: Alvina Buck 259-3168/ 860-5553 , Mike Rapkoch 281-0267 Amy Seymour 406-962-3260 ,

Starting Oct 3, 2012 Call Barb to Sign up or a sign up sheet is at the church entrance. FUN Faith Food!

Bulletin St Anthony Labor Day 2012  

Bulletin, News for St Anthony Parish Laurel, Montana 59044

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