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1 MCPHERSON COUNTY CATHOLIC churches St. Joseph Catholic Church 520 E. Northview, McPherson, Kansas Parish Office: / Fax Office Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 am 4:00 pm Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist Mass is celebrated: Tuesdays at 5:30pm Wednesday Friday at 8:05am Saturday at 5:30pm - Sunday at 9:00am Sunday at 11:00am (St. Bridget s in Lindsborg) Adoration If you are interested in making a Holy Hour or being a substitute for Adoration, please contact Kim Glazner / Debbie Nowak Sacrament of Penance Confessions are heard before daily Mass or anytime upon request. Saturdays: 4:50pm-5:25pm / Sundays 8:30-8:55am St. Bridget s- Sundays 10:30am-10:55am Sacrament of Baptism Parents are required to attend a pre-baptismal class prior to Baptism. Please contact Fr. Hien. Sacrament of Marriage Please contact Fr. Hien 6 months beforehand to ensure adequate time for marriage preparation. Couples desiring a traditional Catholic wedding are to be living a traditional Catholic lifestyle. Prayer Line St. Joseph: Annette Smith: St. Bridget: St. Bridget of Sweden Catholic Church 206 W. Swensson, Lindsborg, Kansas Phone: or Pastor: Father Hien Paul Nguyen Website: Sacrament of the Sick Please call the office or Fr. Hien in case of an emergency or prior to a medical procedure or hospital stay. (Meals provided due to illness or other situations, St Joseph call Laura Parks ) Holy Communion for the Sick & Homebound For any parishioner who would like to receive Holy Communion due to hospitalization or illness. St Joseph s: contact the church at St. Bridget s: contact Jane Fleming Schools St. Joseph s School/Preschool Mrs. Peggy Bahr, Principal Pre-School & Grades K-6 Little Kingdom Preschool in Lindsborg Courtney Friesen Parish Youth & Adult Organizations St. Joseph PSR: Linda Harger St. Joseph CYM: Contact Church Office St. Bridget PSR: Laurie Rutherford Altar Society: Karin O Reilly Robin Elsasser Knights of Columbus: David O Reilly New Parishioners We warmly welcome you to our Parishes and invite you to register as Parish members. Please contact the Parish office and complete a registration form. We would love to have you and your family with us.

2 St. Bridget Catholic Church News & Information 206 W. Swensson, Lindsborg, Kansas Phone: or Tithing May 7th: $ 1, Year-to-date Collected: $ 30, Year-to-date Budget Needed: 30, Y-T-D Over amount: $ Weekly budget needed to cover expenses is $ 1, Thank you for your stewardship to our Lord! PRAYER NEEDS Bethany Home Marlene Black #55 Roseanna Kinkelaar #31 Ophelia Allen #33 Betty Lemley -#69 Jim Hunt #96 Bethany Home Assisted Living Dan Jaso #B4 Bethany Home Cottages Pat Bailey #34 Nursing Home Riverview Estates John E. Reese Homebound: Jean Opat May and June are FOOD BANK months for all churches in Lindsborg. You donations of all non-perishable food items are welcome and may be put in the container in the foyer of church. Please welcome Msgr. James Hake who will be filling in for Father Hien as our guest priest on May 14th. LITURGY SCHEDULE FOR MAY Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion May: Clo, Jerry, & Linda Lectors May 14th: Stuart Tolle May 21st: Jonie James May 28th: Joe Ruggiero Ushers May: Allen & Dorothy Meier Offertory Gifts May 14th: Morel May 21st: Nelson May 28th: Nickel Altar Servers May 14th: Abby, Wade & Mason May 21st: Belle, Noelle & Breanne May 28th: Caden, Bree & Kiley MASS INTENTIONS ST. BRIDGET S LINDSBORG Sunday May 14th 11:00am +Bill Chestnut & People of the Parish Sunday May 21st 11:00am +Patsy Onken & People of the Parish Sunday May 28th 11:00am +George Harnish & People of the Parish VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL will be held June 5-9, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. for children ages 3 (by May 1) thru 6th grade ( grade just completed.) Theme: " H.O.P.E. World Tour." To sign up and/or volunteer to help, contact Amber at or Congratulations to the following family who had their child baptized on April 30, 2017 by Fr. Hien at Saint Bridget s Catholic Church. Camden Isaacson Son of Josh & Kayla Isaacson May God bless Camden and his family with His joy & love! PARISH CONTACTS: Altar Society Co-Presidents PSR Servers Suzanne Sandbo Laurie Rutherford: Janie Lawson: Terri Johnson Music Coordinator Communion to homebound Eucharistic Ministers & Lectors Eugene Bales Jane Fleming: Mary Patrick: Ushers: Bob Kohrs:

3 Lord, make me your fisher of men Stewarding our Gifts: Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life." May 14th, th Sunday of Easter Acts 6: Pet 2: 4-9 John 14: 1-12 In today s Gospel, Jesus works to reassure a group of anxious and confused disciples. They have walked with him faithfully, but are uncertain of how to continue doing the work without him! The disciples are no different from you or I. We understand that we are called to live and act as Christian stewards, which means trusting Jesus when he says, I am the way and the truth and the life. We may not understand, but we have to trust. In Acts, chapter 6, we meet Stephen, a new disciple. He is filled with grace and faith and is instrumental in the conversion of many hearts. Like Stephen and the other disciples, we live in uncertain times and are called to glorify God by our lives in whatever way the Holy Spirit moves us. We must have courage and faith as we move throughout the world continuing the work of Jesus Christ! My Dear Parishioners, When you read this message, I am out of town in New Orleans for my relative s wedding. I am sure I will be very well fed with lots of sea food. I like Louisiana fresh crawfish and oysters. I am also hoping that while I am down south, I will get to go sea fishing in the Gulf. Do you know that fish taste best when they are just caught and cooked on the boat? Yes, trust me, it s really good. I have a priest friend down there who loves to fish. He is really a master fisher priest who loves to cook the fish for us. While I am away, please know that you are always in my daily prayer especially at Holy Mass. As you know there is no daily Mass while I am out of town. Please help me to welcome Msgr. James Hake this weekend for Holy Masses at St. Joseph & St. Bridget. Father Hake will hear confessions before each Mass; so, please take advantage of our guest priest and receive the sacrament of love and forgiveness from God. Please do me a favor to thank Father after Mass. Father has family members and friends in our parish so they will take care of him. Father is a retired priest from the Salina diocese. He loves being a priest and enjoys his priesthood. Congratulations: First, congratulations to our Confirmation and First Holy Communion students who received their Holy Sacraments last week. It was a great blessing for us to have you and our bishop among us. Second, I would like to congratulate our high seniors who will be graduating soon. I am sorry that I ll miss your special seniors breakfast on Sunday May 14 th and Holy Mass. Congratulations seniors! Happy Mother s Day to all mothers this Sunday, May 14 th. Our Altar Society ladies will offer carnations to all mothers immediately after each Mass. Thank you to every MOM for your life-giving birth, for your unconditional love for us since the day God blessed us in your womb, for your countless sacrifices day after day, night after night, and year after year for our sake, and above all, thank you for the gift of faith you instill in us. We love you all and we are blessed to be your dear children. May God bless you with His heavenly joy, happiness, peace and love. Parish Potluck: Please join us for our monthly parish potluck, immediately after 5:30pm this Saturday, Mass, May 13 th, in the parish hall. Finally, please remember that our St. Joseph s students, teachers and staff are praying for you every day since January, thanking God for your faithful stewardship to our church and school. Here are the names of those we have prayed for in May by your names: Jay & Sandra Krehbiel, Terry & Chris Krier, Harold & Connie Krug, Brandon & Laura Labertew, David & Tamme Lackey, Kathryn Lamb, Miguel & Mariana Landa, Chet & Kara Lang, Jenny Lang, Phil & Rose Larson, Betty Latta, Mike & Chris LeBlanc, Pete & Roberta Leiker, Steve & Pam Lies, Jeff & Cheryl Lindteigen, Sarah Liston, Francis & Jackie Loecker, Gaylord & Paula Long, Benny Lopez, Juana & Jose Lopez, John & Carol Lujano, Jack & Bertie Madden, Jared & Kelly Madden, Earl & Doris Maltbie, Ty & Jaime Maltbie, Dale & Kathy Mannebach, Jeremy & Chelsi Mannebach, Juan & Magdale Gaspar Manuel, Wade & Amber Martin, Myron & Colleen Martin, William & Karen Martin, Acensia Martinez, Antonia Martinez, John & Diane Martinez, Edgar & Rocio Martinez-Torres, Mark & Aimee McDaniel, Mark & Jana McKinney, Phyllis McNaul, Jason & Jill Mead, James Melland, John Middleton, and Paul & Heather Mierkiewicz. Love you, Fr. Hien, Pastor

4 UPCOMING EVENTS PILGRIM VIRGIN MARY STATUE Hosted by: Linda & Tom Elliott (Tuesday, May 16th to May 23rd) Tuesday May 16 No Evening Mass/ Father is gone Wednesday May 17 7:00pm K-6th Spring Program Friday May 19 K-6th Field Day Tuesday May 23rd 10am Mass / Kdg & 6th Promotion Ceremony NO TUESDAY EVENING MASS Please welcome Msgr. James Hake who will be filling in for Father Hien as our guest priest on May 13th & 14th. ST. JOSEPH PARISH- Mass Intentions for the Week Tues. May 16 5:30pm NO EVENING MASS Wed. May 17 8:05am +Joyce Koehler Thurs. May 18 8:05am Special Intention Fri. May 19 8:05am +Louie Frazier Sat. May 20 5:30pm +Wally Martin & People of the Parish Sun. May 21 9:00am +Virginia Wagner Thank you for your generosity. Your gift is essential to our church & school. Any amount is appreciated! May 7th, 2017 Regular Tithing: $ 8, Building Fund: Auto Regular Tithing: 3, Auto Building Fund: Total: $ 13, Weekly budget needed to cover expenses is $15, Year-to-date Collected: $ 271, Year-to-date Budget Needed: 294, Year 2017 Amount short: ($ 22,520.07) DIRECT PAYMENT OPTION Sign-up now for Direct Deposit for your regular contributions and/or your building fund donations. Sign-up forms are available in the office or download at the parish web site May 7pm: SJS Spring Program K-6th. Also, we will be celebrating Roberta Burghart s (Kdg. Teacher) retirement from Saint Joseph Catholic School. If you would like to shower her with a card, we will have a basket available in the office. SPECIAL MASS ON TUESDAY, MAY 10AM Please join us for Mass on Tuesday, May 23rd at 10am. Following Mass, we will celebrate the promotion of our Kindergarteners and 6th Graders. THANK YOU FROM CYM & PSR.Another year comes to a close for the PSR and CYM program. The students learned a lot about our catholic faith from their teachers. The students attended a talk with the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters, attended mass monthly, had Atrium lessons, watched Living Stations and finished the year together with Bingo and snacks. Thank you to the volunteer teachers and helpers who showed up week after week to share and teach our faith. Gail Schwindt, Anna Kate Schwindt, Traci Bergmeier, Diane Martinez, Joyce Tolle, Lori Jones, Lois Edwards, Lori Wheat, Anthony Jasso, Matt Grieb, Catrina Wallace, Kim Glazner, Sarah Liston, Andrew Betzen, Logan Pyle, Nick Rempe, Nikki Wankum and Summer Creed.

5 LITURGY SCHEDULE: Please find a substitute if you are unable to fulfill your ministry. LITURGY Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Saturday, May 20th 5:30pm Gretchen Heidebrecht, Ann Heinz, Kathy Nieman, Mary Lynn Powell, Don Reichenberger, Joan Reichenberger, & Kathy Steiner Sunday, May 21th 9:00 am Jack Rader, Janet Rader, Mitch Rosenboom, Kathy Stein, Andy Tully, Lauren Wankum & Peggy Bahr Lectors Lori Wheat & Becky Wiard Chad Clark & Jason Creed Cantors/ Musicians Adult Choir & Tai Williford Mary Birket & Chris Kaufman Offertory Jay & Sandra Krehbiel Pat Bledsoe & Jerry Gasper Rosary Leaders Karen Ward Frances Versch Ushers Leonard Prosser, Mike Nieman, Frank Orth & Conrad Otter Vernon Miller, Larry Fitzmorris, Virgil Versch & Tom Elliott Greeters Dennis & Ann Singleton Marvin Peters & Belen Olson Altar Servers Week Days Altar Servers Week of May 16th-19th: Garrett Floyd, Alex Romero & Anna Vogts Garrett Floyd, Anna & Landon Vogts Alex Romero, Reiley Wells & Conner Glazner Church Cleaning Schedule for Monday, May 15th: Danica Fitzmorris, Addie Fitzmorris, Kathy Nieman & Mary Birket MEALS ON WHEELS: Our Next Meals on Wheels is May 21st: Kathryn Reber, Joyce Tolle, Helen Adams & Connie Goering, and Raymond & Delores Williams. WE NEED VOLUNTEER DRIVERS!!!!!! Please consider being a volunteer driver for this great ministry! If you would like to help volunteer, contact Denise Koehn at or her at KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS EVENTS. Officer nominations for 2017/2018 are being accepted. Please consider giving back to your council if asked. notices - If you re not receiving regular notices please send contact info to Saturday July 8 is reserved for the Parish Picnic followed by a parish swim at Water Park from 7:30PM- 9:30 PM CHEMOTHERAPY SNACKS VOLUNTEERS May 15th: Judy Becker June 19th: Vonda Persson July 17: Almendra Banuelos August: Linda Reese Parish Potluck...Our next parish potluck will be held on May 13th after 5:30pm Mass. The provided main dish will be meat loaf. Please bring a side dish and/or dessert to share. Want to stay informed about parish events & information? If you have an address and are not receiving s from the parish office and would like to be included, please contact Jeri at ALTAR SOCIETY EVENTS.. Thur., June 1 Monthly Mtg. 6 pm Fri., June 30 Host Ulster Project supper Thanks to the many ladies that have helped in the last couple weeks with our various events. Also a Thank You to Roberta & Diane for a interesting presentation about the Atrium It was a pleasant evening together & nice that so many ladies attended.

6 2017 LAWN MOWING SCHEDULE May 7-13th: Vern Miller May 14th-22nd: Joe Mitchell May 23rd-27th: Ken Becker May 28th-June 3rd: Mark Miller June 4th-9th: Tim Persson June 10th-17th: Greg Keenan June 18th-24th: Errol Wuertz June 25th-July 1st: Lenny Prosser IMPORTANT: If you have changed your phone number and/or address, please contact the church office to update our records. Thank you! New Parishioners : If you are new to our parish and would like to become parish members, please contact the church office and pick up a stewardship packet and registration form. Blessed are those who dwell in your house, they are ever praising you. Psalm 84:4 Out of town & need to attend mass? Check out Enter an area or a zip code. PARISH & SCHOOL EVENTS. The Lord s Diner: Those having a Food Handler s Card are asked to join us on the fourth Monday to serve at the Lord s Diner. We leave from the church at 4pm and return approx. 9:45pm. TOTUS TUUS COMING.Mark your calendars..july 8-14, Pre-enrollment for our Angel Depot: We still have morning and afternoon openings available for our Preschool program for 3 year olds.. Please call or stop by the church office for additional information. Our phone number is or SAVE DATE Oktoberfest 2017 Saturday, October 14th: Dinner 4-7:30pm, Carnival: 4-7pm, live auction reverse and silent Food, Fun, Prizes, Games and More - 5th Annual Live & Silent Auction All are welcome!! The Legion of Mary: There will be sign-up sheet on the table in the gathering area for those wanting the Pilgrim Virgin Statue for a week. The prayers will be said in the Legion of Mary meeting room (or in their home) and returned the following Tuesday evening with closing prayers. St. Joseph s 3rd Grade Project: Mrs. Becker and her third grade class visited the McPherson Area Solid Waste. They would like to encourage you to be good stewards of the earth and help the environment by keeping school supply items out of the landfill. As you are cleaning out backpacks at the end of the year, please consider donating all of your gently used supplies instead of throwing them away so that the 3rd graders can find them new homes. You can find labeled boxes for your supplies in the St. Joseph Church Meeting room in the north hallway. The third graders will refurbish gently used folders and notebooks. There will also be a container for used crayons (The wax from crayons is not biodegradable and will never break down, leaving a waxy sludge in our landfills for centuries to come. The Crayon Initiative takes unwanted crayons, re-manufactures them, and provides them to hospitals that are caring for kids). Another container will be available for used dried up markers (Crayola recently announced a program called ColorCycle that uses a process to convert markers to energy -- a process that repurposes the entire marker, regardless of the different kinds of plastic or how they are assembled). There will also be a tub for miscellaneous for items that are still have some life, but you no longer need (scissors your child has out grown, rulers, partially used glue bottles, etc.) Thank you!

7 PARISH RESOURCE.. FORMED.ORG is a Catholic website that provides tons of resources for people that are trying to live out a Christian life in today s world. The site provides faith formation for all the Parish needs. Now EVERY parishioner can experience hundreds of hours viewing, reading, and listening to the BEST Catholic content. All of this is available to EVERYONE that lives in the Parish boundaries (Catholic or Non-Catholic). Website Parish Code: 93P6TK (You will need to set up your account, by entering an and password)this is a very powerful site that the whole parish can use whether that is in Small Discussion Groups, Parish School of Religion, Catholic Youth Ministry, Sacrament preparation or individually in the comfort of your own home. This is really a resource that is available to everyone. Dillons Community Rewards: There is no need to re-enroll to support St. Joseph School and Church with your Community Rewards. All participants will continue giving to their favorite school, nonprofit organization, or church without any additional action needed it s automatic! Our new year of giving began January 1, so this would be a great time to get enrolled and give back to your church. Currently, we have 132 households signed up and we would like to reach a goal of 150 families. If you have not enrolled yet, please contact the office or use the following link to sign up: rewards or call and select Option #3. If you have any questions regarding the community rewards, please contact the parish office. Thank you to all that have already signed up. Money donated from 1/1/17 to 3/31/17 was: $1, Thank you for supporting St. Joseph Catholic Church!! AROUND THE AREA NEWS. 18th Annual Midwest Catholic Family Conference will be held August 4th-6th at the Century II Convention Center is Wichita Kansas. Registration can be done online at or by calling To save on registration fees, register by July 16th. Science Camp Invention: It is June at Central Christian College and is open to current students in grades K- 5. Please start saving up and cleaning out. It's time to get ready for the Science Summer Camp-Camp Invention. Some items that we are requesting: Acceptable upcycling items: Beads, buttons, fabric, cereal boxes shoe boxes, paper towel tubes, film canisters, game parts, CDs, magazines, rubber bands, newspaper, sporting goods, strainers, washers, and strings Other Acceptable take apart items: Alarm clocks, Blu-Ray players, Boom boxes, bread machines, calculators, candy dispensers, cash registers, computer keyboards, coffee machines, fans, radios, VCRs, tape recorders, Stereo Speakers, Sewing Machines (no needles), and record players. PRAYER NEEDS. The sick among us Annette Fiedler, Vincent Scriven Pleasant View Home McPherson Care Ctr. Home Bound Judy Burdett-Rm 165 John Bledsoe-Rm. 23 Virginia Klein Jaunity Sosa-RM 206 Norma Urbanek-Rm. 28 Rita Rott Helen Holiday RM 209 Frank Huffman-Rm. 43 Sheryl Fiedler Pat Pendergrass RM 217 Rita Vonfeldt Katherine Katie Verona RM Heartland Haven Mary Ann Biehler Josephina Rigosa Brookdale Loretta Rusty Krone RM 124 Mary Alice Gottschalk RM 126 The Cedars Pat Klenda Rm 4 Dr. Charles Cunnick Bldg. 803 Vita Fraser Bldg. 805 Jim Rempe Bldg. 807 Rm 704 Mary Rose Santrock If you would like to add a prayer request, please Jeri at or call the church office at *Please note: Due to individual s privacy, request can only come from the person needing the prayer or from their immediate family member only.