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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 Bridget’s Mass Sunday: 9:00AM Saint Thomas the Apostle Masses Sunday: 9:00AM

Reconciliation: Sundays, 20 min prior to Mass Daily Mass This Week Tuesday: 12:00PM, St. Bridget Wednesday: 12:00 PM, St. Charles Thursday: 12:00 PM, St. Bridget


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Happy Easter!

Congratulations! In this Easter season of resurrection and salvation, we would like to send our deepest congratulations to all of

Engaging the Word 1st Reading: Acts 10:34, 37-43 ~ 2nd Reading: Colossians 3:1-4~ Gospel: John 20:1-9

Alleluia! Rejoice! In Jesus Christ, we have a Savior who holds our humanity together with the glorious and mysterious reality that lies beyond this world. By His very nature, Jesus is the unity of God and humanity! Jesus is God – the unfathomable source of all goodness and glory – and He is also fully human. We believe that in dying on the cross and rising from the dead, Jesus defeated sin, death, and the devil. However, Jesus did not merely conquer these things, nod to us, and ride off into the sunset. Rather, He died and rose so that sin and death may be replaced for us with His love and life. In the first reading, Peter tells about how he ate and drank with Jesus after Jesus rose from the dead. This short sentence gives us a great deal of insight into the Easter mystery. Jesus, Son of God, rose from the dead, something beyond our human powers, a glory belonging only to God. Yet he was still fully human in his risen glory, eating and drinking with his friends. What a joy, that even as humans, we are part of Christ who is fully human! What a hope, that by sharing in His suffering in this life, we will also share in His risen glory in a victory that never ends!

those who have been fully welcomed into the Church at the Easter Vigil! We would also like to congratulate those who receive their first Holy Communion or Confirmation! They have all been preparing for months to receive these sacraments, and we are so excited to welcome them! Please be sure to congratulate them when you see them! Full Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist) Russell Yellow Eyes, Gabriele Long Baptism Mallory Yellow Eyes, Catherine Yellow Eyes, Josephine Yellow Eyes, Erin Yellow Eyes Eucharist Mackenzie Long Confirmation Mato Cottier

Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?

Saint Francis of Paola After going with his parents on a pilgrimage to Rome and Assisi, Francis became a hermit living in a cave on Italy’s southeastern coast. Before turning twenty, he received his first set of followers imitating his lifestyle. After gaining more followers, Francis established rules and a way of life for this group, becoming the Hermits of Saint Francis, which was approved by the Holy See in 1474. Francis changed their name to “Minims” so that they could be known as the least in the house of God. They took vows of poverty, obedience, chastity, and a perpetual Lenten fast. Despite his isolated lifestyle, Francis felt a deep desire to share his gifts of miracles and prophecy with the people of God. A strong defender of the oppressed, Francis faced King Ferdinand of Naples’ anger for his criticism of the king. Upon request of Pope Sixtus IV, Francis traveled to Paris to help Louis XI prepare for his death. During his time there, Francis settled French disputes with Brittany and Spain. He died while at the French Court. We celebrate his feast day on April 2.

Fr. Hatcher named Lumen Christi Award Nominee!

Announcements Mini Kateri Conference April 28-29; Minneapolis, Minnesota For more information, visit

Prize Bingo! St. Bridget’s Parish (Rosebud) Saturday, April 6; 4-7PM St. Charles Parish (St. Francis) Saturday, April 13; 4-7PM Prize and concession donations are needed!

Father John Hatcher, S.J., pastor at St. Francis Mission, has been nominated once again for the Lumen Christi award from The Catholic Extension Society. Part of the selection process includes votes from the public for the recipient. Please show your support for Father Hatcher by voting for him on the Facebook page of the Diocese of Rapid City. Follow the link to the Extension Society right next to Father Hatcher’s picture: Or you can go directly to the Extension Society’s web page Under “About Us” follow the link to the Lumen Christi award to vote for Father Hatcher under 2013 Lumen Christi Award Nominees. Voting ends in early April.

Rummage Sale Saturday, April 6 St. Bridget’s Parish in Rosebud, SD

Next Sunday’s Readings 1st Reading: Acts 5:12-16 2nd Reading: Revelation 1:9-11a, 12-13, 17-19 Gospel: John 20:19-31

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Parish Bulletin for St. Charles Parish for 3/31/13