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Building the Kingdom

Saint Louis King of France Catholic Church & School

CLERGY Rev. James A. Misko, Pastor Rev. David Trahan, Parochial Vicar Rev. Alberto Carbajal, Parochial Vicar Rev. Paul Kasun, O.S.B. in residence.

DEACONS Rev. Dr. Al Cuevas Rev. Mr. Rob Embry Rev. Mr. Alfredo Villa Rev. Mr. Tony Pynes

MASS SCHEDULE Saturday: 8 a.m. & 5 p.m. Sunday: English: 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Spanish: 6 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 5 p.m. Weekdays: English: 7 a.m. Monday - Friday 12 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday Spanish: 6 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday Nursery: Sunday: 9:30 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. Masses (Infants to 5 years only; Free)

RECONCILIATION Thursday: 6:30-7:15 p.m. Saturday: 8:30-10 a.m., 3:30-4:30 p.m. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Monday - Sunday (24 hours) SCHOOL OFFICE HOURS Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


Adult & Family Ministry Business Office Childhood Ministry Christian Education Early Childhood Ministry Hispanic Adult & Family Ministry Liturgy Music Senior Ministry Social Ministry St. Louis Catholic School Youth Ministry

Amy Allert, M.Th., Director Brenda Beltran, Business Administrator Beatriz Franceschi, Director Tina Juarez-Bailey, Ph.D., Director Mary Beth Skinnell, Director Sumayah Abullarade, Director Bea Lamb, Director Chris Oelkers, Director Coral Migoni-Ryan, M.Th., M.Div. Director Bea Dela Rosa, Director Patricia Romanies, M.Ed., Principal Paul Stadelman, Director

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Forming Our Faith Monday Readings: Masses: Tuesday Readings: Masses: Wednesday Readings: Masses:

Thursday Readings: Masses: Friday Readings: Masses: Saturday Readings: Masses:

Sunday Readings: Masses:


September 21 | Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist Eph 4:1-7, 11-13; Ps 19; Mt 9:9-13 7 a.m. Joseph Grona+ 11:15 a.m. Confessions 12 p.m. Frank & Gertrude Pavlica+ September 22 Ezr 6:7-8, 12b, 14-20; Ps 122; Lk 8:19-21 7 a.m. George Tierney+ 6 p.m. Neusa Wohlgemuth+ September 23 | Saint Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest Ezr 9:5-9; Tb 131; Lk 9:1-6 7 a.m. George Lange+ 8 a.m. School Mass – Souls of Purgatory 11:15 a.m. Confessions 12 p.m. Frank & Gertrude Pavlica+ September 24 Hg 1:1-8; Ps 149; Lk 9:7-9 7 a.m. Josephine Vyvjala+ 6 p.m. Joaquin Garcia Dona+ 6:30 p.m. Confessions September 25 Hg 2:1-9; Ps 43; Lk 9:18-22 7 a.m. Frankie Hyzak+ 11:15 a.m. Confessions 12 p.m. Annie Pugh+ September 26 | Saints Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs Zec 2:5-9, 14-15a; Jer 31; Lk 9:43b-45 8 a.m. Joel Gardillo Tereza Birthday 8:30 a.m. Confessions 3:30 p.m. Confessions 5 p.m. Raphael Pavlica+ September 27 | Twenty-Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time Nm 11:25-29; Ps 19; Jas 5:1-6; Mk 9:38-43, 45, 47-48 6 a.m. Felix Hernandez 7:30 a.m. Joseph Grona+ 9:30 a.m. Josephine Vyvjala+ 11:30 a.m. Ramiro Medina+ 1:30 p.m. Movimiento Cristiano Familiar 5 p.m. Pro Populo 9 p.m.

Living Our Faith

The focus in today’s gospel most commonly falls on the ‘greatest and the least’. Jesus emphasizes this with the little child he placed in his arms. However what happens earlier in the gospel tells us that Jesus is asking us to go much further than a person’s status in society. And it is quite likely that the apostles soon realized that Jesus’ prediction of his death and resurrection meant that following him would require far more effort, courage and sacrifice than had been required of them to that point. But they weren’t quite ready to acknowledge it. We can also feel that we’re not ready to make that move toward God; to be willing to put our lives and our faith completely in his hands. However, just like the apostles, he is always with us to lovingly help us on our journey to eternal life with him – which is far better than our social status or creature comforts. We need only to ask him with a genuine heart and be open to his voice and his plan.

September 20, 2015

9/5-9/6 Month to date Year to date

Actual Collection

$51,521.09 $51,521.09 $383,773.63


$46,685.79 $46,685.79 $361,234.10

Variance Over (Under)

$4,835.30 $4,835.30 $22,539.53

Ministry Programs Building Fund Pledges $100.00 Thank you $8.00 Children's Collection for all you do to $40.00 Farm Ministry support our parish $955.00 Food Pantry and put feet on $7,886.78 Kentucky Mission our faith! Mobile Loaves & Fishes $530.00 $1,921.00 School Trust Fund $305.00 Social Ministries $276.00 St. Vincent DePaul Online gifts can be made at: MUSIC MINISTRY ANNOUNCES CHOIR TOUR TO ITALY! Look

for brochures in the narthex tract racks! This trip is not until December 27, 2016 – January 5, 2017, but the $350 deposit per person is due October 15, 2015. This 10-day Choir pilgrimage will include Florence, Siena, Assisi, Rome and Vatican City. Our Choir will be participating at a Papal Mass with His Holiness, Pope Francis, for the January 1st Feast Day of Mary in the Basilica of St. Ignatius. You don’t have to be a choir member to attend! Special tours of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel, St. Peter’s Basilica and more are included. This all-inclusive package will include airfare from Austin and is coordinated by Peter’s Way Tours. For more information, contact Chris Oelkers at

Viviendo Nuestra Fe

El mensaje del evangelio de hoy se enfoca en el mayor y el menor. Jesús enfatiza este punto con el niño que carga en Sus brazos. Pero lo que sucedió temprano en el evangelio nos indica que Jesús nos esta hablando de algo mas que el estatus social de la persona. Cuando Jesús predico Su muerte y resurrección los apóstoles probablemente reconocieron que para seguirlo requeriría de ellos mas esfuerzo, sacrificio y valentía de lo que hasta ese momento habían tenido que dar. Pero quizás todavía no querían enfrentar esta posibilidad. A veces nosotros también pensamos que no estamos listos para acercarnos mas cerca a Dios; a poner nuestra vida y nuestra fe totalmente en Sus manos. Sin embargo, así como los apóstoles, Jesús siempre esta con nosotros para guiarnos amorosamente en nuestra jornada hasta alcanzar la vida eterna con El---la cual es mucho más mejor que cualquier estatus social o comodidades materiales. Solo necesitamos pedir con un corazón verdadero y esta abierto a escuchar Su voz y Su plan.

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ANNouNcemeNts BEING CATHOLIC IN A MODERN AMERICA | Join us for our Fall Priests


Life will be held on First Friday, October 2nd at 7:00pm in the Chapel. Please join us in prayer for all life, from conception to end-of-life. “Abortion, the direct taking of innocent human life prior to birth, is always morally wrong, as is the deliberate destruction of human embryos for any reason. Assisted suicide and euthanasia are not acts of mercy but acts that are never morally acceptable.” (USCCB Pastoral Pro-Life Plan) HOLY SMOKERS RETURN ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 20 | The

Knights of Columbus will be selling chickens after the 9:30 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. Masses. If you go to an earlier or later Mass come by the front of the Church and buy a chicken from our selling station. If you want us to save you a chicken or want to make a donation to the Knights, please email for more details.


LIBRARY has a new email address: Feel free to email your questions about the Library’s resources or if you are interested in volunteering. Library hours are Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. – 12:00pm and 1:00 – 5:00pm. Sunday hours are 8:30-11:30am. Come check out the Library, located in the Parish Education Center!

Series with Fr. James Misko and Fr. David Trahan on Thursday evenings from 7:008:30pm, October 8 – November 5. This five-part series will address the difficult questions of our time, including Catholic theology on marriage and family, human sexuality, beginning and end of life issues, bio-ethics and prayer. Each session will consist of a presentation by Fathers Misko and Trahan with table chats and group discussion. Come enrich your understanding of how relevant and important our faith is in today’s culture! A companion text for the class will be Craig Gay’s The Way of the Modern World. BABY BANKS will be distributed Sept. 26-27. During the

month of October you are asked to fill them with your loose change and return them to the Church Office by November 1st. Your donations will help sustain pro-life efforts in our parish and throughout the diocese. Gabriel Project, Project Rachel, Sidewalk Ministry, Pro-Life Help Line and much more will benefit from your generosity!


of Columbus, Council # 5967, is again selling tamales starting October 4th at Wozniak Hall after the 6:00am, 7:30am and the 9:30am Masses (during the first three Sundays of each month). Proceeds from the sale of the tamales will be deposited in the KofC Charity Account that is used for “Special Charity Donations.” Cost for a dozen is $7.00. If you are unable to pick up your tamales at the above times, please call Kirby Krause at (512) 453-4823 and he will make arrangements to ensure you can purchase your tamales for those holiday parties!

Pet Blessing OCTOBER 3RD | 9 A.M.


camping, friendship and adventure? Join Cub Scouting, which promotes strong virtues and character through fun activities! Visit or call (512)791-8072 to find out more. 3

The Annual Pet Blessing takes place on Saturday, October 3rd at 9:00am under the portico at the north entrance of the church. Begin gathering at 8:45am and bring your pets on a leash or in a carrier/cage. You may also bring your favorite stuffed animal! Non-Catholic pets welcome, too!!

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Forming Our Faith ST. LOUIS CATHOLIC SCHOOL excellence in education pre k4 through 8th grade mrs. patricia romanies, M.Ed., Principal

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This week marked the start of our fall sports season. Students in 5th-8th grade have the opportunity to participate in our after school athletics program. This week, the season started for our boys flag football and girls volleyball teams. We had a great showing for the first games and are looking forward to the rest of the season. Go Cougars! Blessings, Ms. Tamara Luera Director of Advancement

Fun Fest 2015! St. Louis Catholic School presents this year's Fun Fest on October 25th from 11am to 4pm on parish grounds. Fun Fest provides a day of fun for the entire family. All parishioners and friends are welcome. Save the date and stay tuned to the October edition of The Spirit of St. Louis for more information on how to help sponsor, offer a baked good or donate items for the Silent Auction and Country Store booth. Contact Lisa Martin ( or 512-650-0144) or Billie Buchert ( or 512-587-2235) for more information.

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Ages 50 & Over Coral Migoni-Ryan, M.Th., M.Div., Director Ext. 206

FRIENDSHIP GROUP | will meet on Wednesday, September 23 in Meeting Room 1 of Wozniak Hall from 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. for games and fellowship. Come and meet the people you sit next to at retreats and Mass. Teach us new games, exchange books, bring your knitting and sewing. Anyone is welcome. Bring a neighbor or a friend. We would like to get to know you. For more information, please phone the Senior Ministry office. SCRIPTURE CLASS | study and discussion of the Acts of the Apostles – Chapter

16. Class Meets on Tuesday, September 15 from 10:30 a.m. – noon in the Main Room of Wozniak Hall. Everyone is invited.

SENIOR APPRECIATION CELEBRATION will be on October 3 from 12 noon –

2:00 p.m. in Wozniak Hall. Through this event, we acknowledge the multitude of ways in which you have so generously given of yourselves to serve the church and community, A delicious catered lunch will be served. Entertainment will be provided by M.O.V.E. Please RSVP by October 3. All seniors are invited to this event.

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Forming Our Faith ADULT & FAMILY MINISTRY Amy Allert,, Director Ext. 220

WOMEN OF FAITH P.M. meets Tuesdays, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the school library. We are reading and discussing “Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World” by Joanna Weaver. For more info email WOMEN OF FAITH A.M. is held

on Wednesdays at 8:00 a.m. in the PEC basement (school cafeteria). We will be viewing Fr. Robert Barron’s video, “Priest, Prophet, King". Join us for breakfast and coffee as we preview the upcoming year. This is a great opportunity to drop in, meet the group, and see what we are all about. No cost, no homework! For more info email Kim Barger MOTHERS OF YOUNG CHILDREN (MOYC) serves to give mothers and their

All mothers with children preschool aged and younger are invited to come together for fellowship, support and spiritual nourishment.

children the opportunity to engage in fellowship and spiritual growth through prayer, book reflection, and play dates. We 1ststudy, & 3rd Fridayscriptural Spiritual Formation meet in PEC 202 on the first and third Fridays of 2nd & 4th Friday Park Playtime the month at 9:45 and on the second and fourth �other� OF YOUNG CHILDREN Fridays at parks around town. We will begin our fall book study on Everyday Sacrament: The Messy Grace of Parenting by Laura Fanucci in August. Please contact Shanna Steinbach (shannakathleene@gmail. com) for additional information.

ALL MEN OF ST. LOUIS are invited to the King's Men fellowship breakfast every Friday in the Fall and Spring from 6:00 to 7:30 a.m., in Wozniak Hall. This season the group will discuss the award-winning high-definition cinematography, Catholicism by bishop-elect Robert Barron. This program illustrates the truth, goodness, and beauty of our Catholic faith from more than 50 locations throughout 16 countries. Join more than 100 men of our parish each morning to explore the spiritual and artistic treasures of our global culture, and to learn what Catholics believe and why. New members are always welcome to drop-in. Register by texting KINGSMEN to 84576. Call Shannon Swenson at 512789-3912 and

The first meeting will be April 11th at 10:30am in the Parish Education Center (upstairs).

Questions? Email Shanna Steinbach at

EARLY CHILDHOOD MINISTRY Ages 6 wks to Pre-k Mary Beth Skinnell, Director 512-614-6551

Using our creative side at ECDC. "Creativity is intelligence having fun" -Albert Einstein


Please join our parish family as we begin a monthly Family Rosary night and potluck. We will kick off our rosary nights Saturday, October 10, at 6 p.m. in the PEC basement. All parishioners are welcome--young, old, married single, toddlers, teens. Bring a dinner dish to share. We will gather at 6 p.m. and begin with the rosary at 6:20 followed by dinner and fellowship. For more information, please contact "Praying the rosary together, as a family, is very beautiful and a source of great strength!" -Pope Francis


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ST. LOUIS YOUNG ADULTS | Join the SLYAs for weekly brunch after the 9:30 Mass (meet by baptismal font). First Sundays location varies, the rest of the month we go to Kneaded Pleasures, 3573 Far West Blvd. E-mail Lauren to receive the Weekly Update of our activities.


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Bea Dela Rosa, Director ext. 265

SVDP | Please find it in your hearts to volunteer for this wonderful, self-gratifying service. You can make a difference! Training and spiritual support provided by the group. Please contact Linda St.Clair: We meet on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. at the Social Ministries Building. Come by to see what we do.


THE ST. VINCENT DEPAUL SOCIETY TRUCK will be in the St. Louis Church parking lot on Saturday, October 10th, from 10am - 2pm, rain or shine. This is the last time the truck will be here at St. Louis for this year. Please donate your gently used clothing, household items, sports equipment, small furniture, books and magazines, children's items, and so on, to the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Items that you no longer need can give hope to a needy family -- please help us to help others!

FOOD PANTRY | We are in need of: corn, peanut butter, both brown and white rice, dry pinto beans, oat meal, cooking oil, flour and sugar. Please drop off at Social Ministries Building on St Joseph’s Blvd.

ML&F | We are in dire need of gently used (no stains) t-shirts, all sizes for both men and women. (No pants please). Toiletry items are needed as well.

need help with picking up donations in the mornings from 9:30-11:30 A.M. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. There are three retail stores that donate to the Food Pantry.

PLEASE HELP - ST. LOUIS GABRIEL PROJECT is in need of baby toiletries: shampoo,

lotion, desitin, baby wipes, Q-tips and baby powder. Also we need baby clothes, boys and girls – newborn to 18 months. Drop off at the Social Ministries Building.


de Adultos y Familias Sumayah Abullarade, Director SUMAYAH.ABULLARADE@ST-LOUIS.ORG EXT. 216

ESTUDIO BÍBLICO | “Ama la Biblia y la sabiduría te amará; ámala y ella te protegerá; hónrala y ella te abrazará; estas son las joyas que deberás usar en tu pecho y en tus oídos” (San Jerónimo, Carta a Demetrias) Si quiere tener un mejor conocimiento de toda la Biblia, y tener un camino espiritual más profundo con los textos bíblicos acompáñanos a estudiar el programa Estudio de Biblia En Español sencillo. Estudiaremos todos los martes de 7:00 a 9:00 p.m. En el sótano del PEC empezando del 22 de septiembre 2015. SACRAMENTOS DE INICIACION PARA ADULTOS | Se les invita a todas aquellas personas que necesiten recibir

CLASES PREMATRIMONIALES “Unidos En El Amor De Dios” “LO QUE DIOS HA UNIDO NO LO SEPARA EL HOMBRE” (Mateo 19,6) ¿Estas comprometido, casado solo por lo civil, o viviendo en unión libre? ¿Deseas recibir el Sacramento del Matrimonio bendiciendo el amor de tu familia? Asiste al programa de preparación matrimonial. Te ayudamos con mucho gusto. ¡No faltes al llamado que Dios te hace para darte Su bendición! ¡ATENCIÓN VARONCITOS DE 1ERO. A 5O. GRADO! ¿Les gustaría ir de campamento, en aventuras y

algún Sacramento de iniciación (Bautismo, Reconciliación/ comunión o Confirmación) a inscribirse en el programa de clases de Sacramentos para Adultos. Para inscribirse diríjase a las oficinas del PEC, o a la oficina de los Ministerios Hispanos.

hacer nuevas amistades? Cub Scouts Pack 89 de St. Louis les invita a ser parte del grupo, el cual promueve el desarrollo de virtudes e integridad por medio de juegos y actividades divertidas. Visítenos en o llamen al (512) 791-8072 para mayores informes.

GRUPO DE ORACION “Estén siempre contentos. Oren en todo momento. Den gracias a Dios por todo, porque esto es lo que él quiere de ustedes como creyentes en Cristo Jesús.” “1Tesalonisenses 5: 16-18’’ Todos están invitados a orar y alabar a Dios, en comunidad, presentándole al Señor nuestras peticiones, en un ambiente de alegría y gozo, y aprendiendo de las enseñanzas de la Iglesia con charlas impartidas por nuestros miembros de los diversos ministerios de la Iglesia St. Louis King of France, ven a gozarte en el Señor! cada Martes en el Salón parroquial Wozniak desde las 7:00 a las 9:00 p.m.

TALLERES DE ORACION Y VIDA del Padre Ignacio Larrañaga es un método práctico para aprender a orar en una manera ordenada y progresiva, basándose en la biblia y teniendo a Cristo como el centro. El taller es una fuente de vocaciones apostólicas con un carácter totalmente práctico y experimental. Es un taller liberador y sanador a través del conocimiento de Dios y de uno mismo. Para más información, comunicase con Mercedes Murillo al 512-939-0301

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feet on Our Faith Get Exclusive Pope Coverage with Your Pope Tracker! Listen Live Sept. 22 - 27! LIVE COVERAGE We will provide LIVE coverage of many of Pope Francis’ key visits and Masses during his trip to the United States. Relevant Radio® show hosts and correspondents will be on location in New York City, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia to bring listeners the latest news from the Holy Father’s first visit to North America. In partnership with NET-TV, Relevant Radio will also present wall-to-wall coverage of the Holy Father’s historic address to the Joint Session of Congress and his meeting at the United Nations with live commentary and reflections from Rev. Francis J. Hoffman, JCD, “Fr. Rocky”. Tune in to Relevant Radio or the mobile app for LIVE coverage throughout the week and especially for these special broadcasts:

40 DAYS FOR LIFE CAMPAIGN COMING | Last weekend, representatives from our 24Life, Dignity and Justice Wednesday, September 23 Thursday, September • Ministry were in the narthex, signing up volunteers for the 40 Days for Life Campaign that runs Wednesday, September 23 Sunday, September 27 – Sunday, November 1st. These volunteers will pray daily at Friday, Septemberon 25 Ben White. Sign-up for the Planned Parenthood Center the days you can join others in prayer, whether it be once or twice or every day! Your presence and your prayers are greatly needed. For more information, contact Bea DeLa Rosa at 512-454-0384 x 265. LIVE broadcast of the Mass of Canonization of Blessed Junipero Serra from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C.

• Join The Drew Mariani ShowTM at 3-6pm ET/2-5pm CT, and A Closer LookTM with Sheila Liaugminas at 6-7pm ET/5-6pm CT, as they host their programs LIVE from Washington D.C. • Relevant Radio special correspondent, Mary Conroy, will report from the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, with special features all week on Morning Air®.

• Commentary on the Pope’s historic address to the Joint Session of Congress throughout the day and join The Drew Mariani Show at 3-6pm ET/2-5pm CT, and A Closer Look with Sheila Liaugminas at 6-7pm ET/5-6pm CT, as they host their programs LIVE from Washington D.C. • John Harper will host a special “Pope Francis in America” edition of Morning Air beginning at 6am ET/5am CT, LIVE from Holy Family Church in New York City. John will be across the street from the U.N. with a birds-eye view just prior to the Holy Father’s historic visit to the United Nations later that day.

• Join The Drew Mariani Show and A Closer Look with Sheila Liaugminas as they provide LIVE commentary on the Pope’s visit to the U.N.

• LIVE broadcast of Pope Francis’ Closing Mass at the World Meeting of Families on Sunday afternoon from Philadelphia, with an estimated attendance of over one million faithful.

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September 20, 2015 Bulletin  

Weekly bulletin for St. Louis King of France Catholic Church & School located in Austin, Texas.