Director of the Office of Worship & Christian Initiation The Diocese of Great Falls-Billings seeks a full-time Director for this office. A job description is available upon request. Applicants must have a Masters in a field related to this ministry (liturgy, liturgical music, pastoral ministry, or a closely related discipline), adequate experience in a variety of pastoral ministries, &ability to organize, initiate, work collaboratively &accept responsibility as part of a pastoral staff. Applicants must be willing and able to drive long distances in eastern send réMontana. Full benefits package is provided. Salary is based on NACPA standards and on the applicant’s experience and training. Please send resumé and references to email@example.com by April 15, 2013.
St Anthony Parish
REDISCOVERING THE HEART OF JESUS March 16, 2013, 8 am – 4 pm - St. Bernard Church — World class speakers share personal devotions & testimonies. Reservations appreciated for this Free Spiritual Conference, walk in’s welcome to attend. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or (406)790-0561. More info at: www.webhund.com/ RHJC/2013.html
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.
317 West 7th Street OFFICE 628-7182
P.O . Box 955,
Laurel, Montana 59044-0955
email@example.com Parish Center 628-7484 http://issuu.com/stanthonybulletin
The Fifth Sunday of Lent. — March 17, 2013 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: Bill Baeten Chair, Jay Craig Vice Chair, Gail Thomas Sec. Randy Sorkness, Vern Boyer , Scott Olson , & Mary Kay Fox Finance Council: Rodney Halvorson, Jim Schug, Marti Sorkness Volunteer Coordinators: Director of Maintenance: Randy Sorkness
Group Contacts Book Study Group Wed. 9:30 am in the parish center. Sherry Gieser 633-2775 or firstname.lastname@example.org Eucharistic Min. Ann Walsh 860-8498; Lectors: Lorraine Kilwien 628-4859; Altar Servers: Kathy Haman 628-6822 Environment committee chair: Sue Greer 633-2735 ©Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC.Member SIPC. 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 ROBERT ADAM EATON parish center. Pres. Cyndi Hanson: 628-2255 –email@example.com. Visit the extraordinary historic “Homesteader Gallery.” Featuring handcrafted works of art, cabinetry of new or reclaimed Ultreya meets on the 1st Monday of each month at 7:00 pm Montana lumber & accented with large chased copper door in the parish center. Linda Boyer 628-4753. panels paintings & much more. Beautifully hand carved panels Pastoral Council meets the fourth Thursday Sept—May Parish Center can set any door or kitchen cupboard or cabinet apart from the Bill Baeten Chair: 969-1360. ordinary. 406-445-9105. Roberts, Mt http:// robertaeaton.com/ PCCW Coffee & Doughnuts 1st & 3rd Sunday after the 8:45 am Mass. Greeters: Kathy Haman 628- 6822 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 Elliott Eaton Flowers bed & planting: Lorene Schardt 628-6939, Gail Thomas 628-2210 … Original art pieces by master Bulletin notices: For the summer leave on machine at 628-7182 or watercolor & oil artist — Elliott firstname.lastname@example.org Eaton. For a private viewing,
Music: Mary Schrader, Diane McCoy; Eucharistic Ministers: Ann Walsh ; PCCW: Cyndi Hanson— Adoration: Janet Mogan Ultreya: Linda Boyer ; RCIA: Jake McCoy ; Altar Servers: Lyndia Greenwalt ; Environment : Sue Greer: Knights of Columbus: Bob Lanaghan,
Condemning our brothers and sisters As in the Gospel reading today, John 8:1-11, do we wait impatiently to cast the first stone? If we were at this long ago gathering place at the foot of our savior, full of our own sinfulness, trying to trip him up, waiting to prove that “we are right” with stones in our hands what words would Jesus have written down to stop us? What words could he this day mark in the sand to make me put down my selfish ways? What fears of disclosure living deep within my soul would cause me to stop, to put down our stones and quickly walk away? We all have sins we have often repented of; none of us are saints. He forgives us time after time. Yet do we forgive others and worst of all, DO WE FORGIVE OURSELVES? What words would he write to stop me from convicting others, myself? Yet, Jesus says to the wretched woman. “Nor do I condemn you!” God loves us unconditionally! But, precisely because we are loved so completely by him, we are not let us off Scott free. The stipulation for our reprieve is, “You may go. But from now on, avoid this sin.” Today our church gives us the necessary grace to “Go and sin no more” ; to “ avoid this sin”. Yet, few of us take this help. Time and time again, we refuse a helping hand and stick to our own poor abilities. Yet the Catholic Church ( your church) offers this help in Reconciliation any time. ATTEND the Reconciliation Service here at St Anthony at 7:00 PM this Wednesday. Don’t wait to see what Jesus writes about you. Throw down your stones!
Readings: Fifth Sunday of Lent : Is43:16-21; Phil3:8-14/ Jn8:1-11 (36) Rom8:8-11; Jn11:1-45 or 11:3-7, 17,20-27,33b-45 (34)
Masses for the week of March 17-23, 2013 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
8:45 am 9:00 am 2:00 pm 9:00 am 9 :00 am 10:30 am 5:30 pm
Mass for the intention of the Parishioners of St Anthony, Laurel. Gathering at St Anthony Church to pray the Holy Office. For Intention of the celebrant . At Crossings! For George Fahy requested by Lynn & Thelma Howard For Betty Irigoin requested by Don & Diana Schlegelmilch For George Cooney requested by Friends. (At Evergreen) (Stations of the cross at 7:00 pm ) For Colleen Feuerbacher requested by Cal.
Stations of the Cross Starting this Friday at 7:00 p.m. and each Friday throughout the Lenten season we will celebrate the victory of our Lord Jesus over sin and death with the Stations of the Cross. Many thanks to Gail Melcher who with much generosity, is continuing to uphold the Melcher family tradition of leading us in this holy devotion.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 — 7:00 PM
This Sunday– March 17th
We are happy to welcome Fathers: Greg Staudinger of Columbus & Absarokee; John Houlihan Pastor Emeritus — Billings; Jerry Connolly — Retired of Joliet and our own Tom Harney.
Our lovely Hostesses Will be The Ladies of St Louise Council All are most welcome!
All will assist with private reconciliation.
LOVELY LILIES The Environment Committee will be selling Easter lilies for $8.00. Please support our parish by purchasing one or more. God Bless you all!
Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy freedom from your spiritual burdens!
The Rite of Christian Initiation / RCIA — Next Class will be a 7:00 PM practice on March 19th we’ll meet in the church.
Sue Greer Chair 633-2735 We congratulate the: Knights of Columbus Knight of the month: Bob Lanaghan K of C family of the month: Jason & Geralyn Hill
Women’s Cum Christo Holy Hour Fri., March 15th at 6pm Holy Rosary , Church.
This Tues March 19, 2013 Mass at Crossings — 2:00 pm
600 Roundhouse Drive And this Friday, March 22 at 10:30 AM we will have mass at Evergreen—(across the parking lot) Join with beloved Catholic parishioners who need special care. Mingle your prayers with theirs and help them to still feel part of our community. Praying with those who no longer can is a special vocation and a visible sign of God’s grace alive and blooming within our community.
*Next Class -Wed. March 20th The children who will be Receiving the Sacraments of Confirmation and Eucharist on April 28 will be bringing up the gifts at the Sat. Evening Mass and the Sunday Masses starting Feb 23 & 24th.
ATTENTION! The Children will not be taken out of Mass for the Readings this Sunday because of the Cum Christos going on!
On Wednesday, march 20 at 7:00 Pm there will be a penance service at St. Anthony Church.
After 8:45 Mass
Barb Hoppel D.R.E. 628-7484
We have a Eucharist & Planning Meeting on Tuesdays March 12th at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center babysitting provided
St Anthony Lenten Penance Service
3rd Sunday Coffee
Colleen Harris Resting Safely in God’s Arms.
Men’s Lenten Breakfasts Your Last chance is this Weds. here at St Anthony - Mar.20th—and the food is wonderful — Just ask Mr. Jacob Baeten! This is a series of annual meals for all men ( all denominations– or none ) in the Laurel community. Come and bring a son, dad, grandpa, or friend!
Mass of the Blessing of Holy Chrism St Patrick Co-Cathedral Mon. Mar. 25th— 7:00 pm All are most welcome to attend. For a Fun and Spiritual LENTEN Retreat, a daytime break, or an evening out! It’s the St Anthony Lenten Series — “Catholicism.” With Father Robert Barron! THIS WEEK! Wed. at 7:00 pm and Thurs. after 9:00 am — morning mass. Presenters: Diane McCoy, Connie Blom, & Sherry Geiser. Each uplifting & deeply spiritual 25 minute video is complimented with bible study discussion & prayer. Perfect for adult lay ministry, RCIA Catechists, & all our parish family. & everyone who is interested!
Funeral Mass for Colleen Harris was held Friday, March 15, at St Anthony. May she rest in eternal peace. To her husband, Marvin and her loving family we extend our deepest sympathy. HOORAH! A NEW RECTORY ROOF Justin Baeten is currently planning on doing his Eagle Scout Project on April 20 2013. The project will be removing and replacing the roof of the rectory (Father's house). Justin is asking for assistance with the process of removal and replacement. Father's house has two stories and according to the BSA rules 14 to 18 year olds can be on the first story, but adults have to be on the second story. For more information or to volunteer please contact Justin at 969-1360 or email@example.com Thank you Justin—You are wonderful!
Join us for the fifth annual pro-life "Cross Walk" Good Friday at 12:30 pm. We will meet at St. Bernard's (226 Wicks Lane, Billings Heights). Carrying a wooden cross, our walk will continue a few blocks to the abortion clinic on Wicks, stopping along the way to pray & meditate for life and an end to abortion. Afterwards, we will sing a Divine Mercy Chaplet at St. Bernard's.
Forgiveness and Love, Parish news - deaths etc.