St. Charles Parish Location: St. Francis, SD Sunday Mass: 11:30 AM Pastor: Fr. John Hatcher, S.J. St. Francis Mission Phone: 605.747.2361 Parish Administrator: Mr. Tony Lusvardi, S.J. Assistant Pastor: Fr. Jim Michalski, S.J. Saint Charles Mass Sunday: 11:30AM Saint Thomas the Apostle Masses Sunday: 9:00AM
Reconciliation: Sundays, 20 min prior to Mass Daily Mass This Week Tuesday: 5:30 PM, St. Bridget Wednesday: 5:30 PM, St. Charles Thursday: 5:30 PM, St. Bridget
<><><><><><><><><><><><><><November 4th, 2012<><><><><><><><><><><><><><><> Welcome to the celebration of the Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time!
Halloween Dance Thank You
Engaging the Word
The Annual KINI Halloween Dance, held on Saturday, October 27, was a MAJOR success! The St. Francis Mission and KINI 96.1FM would like to thank everyone who came out and supported the event, especially the following sponsors:
1st Reading: Deuteronomy 6:2-6 ~ 2nd Reading: Hebrews 7:23-28 ~ Gospel: Mark 12:28b-34
The readings today give a beautiful example of what true Christianity looks like in practice. A scribe approaches Jesus and asks him what the greatest commandments are. Jesus responds that what is most important is genuine love for God and fellow man. The scribe responds in faith and understanding when he affirms that all the sacrifices in the temple are meaningless unless love of God and man are present. Authentic worship begins only when one loves with their entire being in a self-giving way. The second reading shows how Jesus replaces all the sacrifices in the temple with His one sacrifice of pure love on the cross. Salvation is made possible for all by Jesus’ self-sacrifice on the Cross, a sacrifice made present at every Mass.
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“The Lord our God is Lord alone!” Reflections on Kateri Canonization Archbishop Charles Chaput, a member of the Potawatomi tribe, offered this reflection on Kateri’s canonization, “In the heat of ugly political conflicts, we can easily lose sight of our real vocation as Christians...Powers and nations – including our own – sooner or later pass away. God’s word does not pass away. Neither does the witness of the holy men and women we call saints, and whose memory we celebrate on All Saints Day and throughout the month of November...God made each of us to be saints. That means you and me. The hunger for holiness needs to animate every moment of our lives – today, right now, and into the future...The only thing that matters is to be a saint. Kateri understood that. More than 330 years later, what a joy and a glory it is to celebrate her memory. May she pray for all of us, and lead us on the same path of love she followed home to God.”
Saint Charles Borromeo Despite his noble ties and relations to the powerful Medici family, Charles wanted to give his life to the Church. He was made cardinal-deacon and administrator of the archdiocese of Milan when his uncle, Cardinal de Medici, was elected pope in 1559 and became Pius IV. Charles was a man who thrived intellectually. He was entrusted with many important responsibilities for the Holy See. After the tragic death of his brother, Charles made the decision to become a priest, despite resistance from his relatives. He was ordained a priest when he was twenty-five, and, soon after, he was consecrated archbishop of Milan. Charles is responsible for urging the pope to renew the Council of Trent in 1562 after a ten year hiatus, reforming the regulations for bishops and clergy so they could lead by example in true apostolic spirit, and restoring Catholic life in Milan. Charles took it upon himself to lead by example. He refused all luxury, honors, and influence so that he could become poor. During the plague and famine in 1567, he attempted to feed sixty to seventy thousand people daily. He remained in the city at the peak of the plague, ministering to the sick and dying. The heavy toll of work affected his health drastically, and Charles died in 1584 at the age of fortysix. We celebrate his feast day on November 4.
The Eighth Commandment: 1. I am the Lord your God. You shall not have other gods before me. 2. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain. 3. Remember to keep the Sabbath Day. 4. Honor your father and your mother. 5. You shall not kill. 6. You shall not commit adultery. 7. You shall not steal. 8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. 9. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife. 10. You shall not covet your neighbor's goods.
The Bible refers to God as the source of all truth. His Word, His law, and everything about Him is true. The Eighth Commandment urges us not to offend or pervert the very nature of God. In making false claims, we offend the truth, we offend God directly. In implicating others in our lies, we are preventing them from knowing the truth, the essence of our Creator. Thus, we doubly offend God. In reflecting on God as truth, let us pray for an earnest
Announcements Pledge Sunday
Sunday, November 11, is Pledge Sunday for the Annual Diocesan Appeal. This gives us the chance to support all the works for the Diocese of Rapid City, including the work of Bishop Gruss and his staff, the marriage tribunal, and Catholic Social Services. Please be as generous as you can in pledging your contribution in addition to your usual Sunday contribution. What happens at Mass? Starting today, November 4, St. Bridget's will show a 5 part series titled "A Biblical Walk Through the Mass" explaining the parts of the Mass following the 9 AM Mass. Baptism Classes Begin Soon! When: Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 PM Where: St. Bridget’s Church basement, Rosebud Why: Available for any parents who wish to have their children baptized in the Church to learn about the sacrament. Prize Bingo St. Charles— November 10— 5PM-8PM *Donations Needed*
desire to seek only the truth of the Lord and to be
Next Sunday’s Readings
wary of anything else that claims truth.
1st Reading: 1 Kings 17:10-16 2nd Reading: Hebrews 9:24-28 Gospel: Mark 12:38-44