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1 April 30, 2017 Third Sunday of Easter SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH 624 North Willow Street Reedsburg, WI PARISH OFFICE HOURS 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m., Monday Friday (Bulletin Deadline: Tuesdays, prior to 4 p.m.) General Phone: Fax: PARISH STAFF Fr. David Carrano, Pastor Deacon Tom Hale, Pastoral Minister Home phone Deacon Ron Pickar Home phone Patrick Andera, Dir. of Faith Formation Andrea Williams, Asst. to Dir. of F. F. Dick Stransky, Dir. of Liturgical Music Angela Miller, Administrative Assistant Karyn Brunken, Administrative Asst. Philip Klaas, Seminarian SACRED HEART SCHOOL Karen Marklein, School Principal Robin Hilgendorf, School Secretary Lori Gutierrez, Director of Early Childhood Development LITURGY SCHEDULE LORD S DAY 5:15 p.m. Saturday Vigil Mass 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday WEEKDAY MASSES 5:15 p.m. Tuesday 8:15 a.m. Wednesday 8:15 a.m. Thursday 8:15 a.m. Friday 8:15 a.m. First Saturdays CONFESSIONS 4:15 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Saturday ADORATION First Friday 9:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Third Saturday 4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Inside this week s bulletin: Pictorial Directory Notice see page 2 Pastoral Council Nominations see page 3 Upcoming Youth & Adult Activities see page 3 Daycare Openings see page 3 Fall Festival Information see page 4 Congratulations to those that are making their 1 st Communion see page 5

2 PARISH SCHEDULE Liturgies & Prayer Services May 1 May 7, 2017 TUESDAY, May 2 5:15 p.m. Mass... (James & Vi Tourdot) WEDNESDAY, May 3 8:15 a.m. Mass... (Stanislaw Paryla) THURSDAY, May 4 7:45 a.m.... Rosary 8:15 a.m. Mass... (Tolek Zosul) 11:00 a.m. Mass at Senior Life Center... (Gwen Kellner) FRIDAY, May 5 7:45 a.m.... Rosary 8:15 a.m. Mass... (Larry Brandt) 9:00 a.m.... Adoration 4:00 p.m.... Benediction SATURDAY, May 6... No First Saturday Mass this Month 4:15 5:00 p.m.... Confessions 5:15 p.m. Mass.... (Victor McDermott) SUNDAY, May 7 8:00 a.m. Mass... (Paul Fish) 10:30 a.m. Mass... (All Parishioners) Meetings & Other Parish Events May 1 May 7, 2017 Tuesday, May 2 7:00 p.m.... St. Vincent de Paul Mtg. (store) Wednesday, May 3 [No Spanish Choir Rehearsal] Thursday, May 4 Over 50 s Breakfast at Marty s following 8:15 a.m. Mass [No Adult Choir Rehearsal] Saturday, May 6 10:00 a.m.... Prayer Shawl (PO) MINISTRY SCHEDULE May 6-7, 2017 Fourth Sunday of Easter 5:15 PM 8:00 AM 10:30 AM Comm. Jim Hofrichter Mary Gawronski Lector Tina Brooks Sandy Edwards Jodi Nelson EMHCS Greeters Servers Ushers Ministry Head Frank Brey Judy Brey Betty Walsh Barb Williams Dan Williams Madison Crary Gabe Brooks Stephen Balda Nick Crary Jay Peterson (H) Mike Rocha Tony Straka Wendy Bill Deacon Tom Lynn Severson Ed Miller Helen Miller Kade Cunningham Adam Gawronski Blaine Bill Dennis Carroll Harland Tourdot (H) Corey Brunett Ty Brunett Deacon Tom Dorothy Harms Kim Leichtman Lori Gutierrez Aragon Gutierrez Alek Southworth Adam Williams Mark Bass Frank Dischler (H) Dylan Dunse Elijah Hulse Noah Hulse Barb Williams Michael Zeihen Mary Connors April 30, rd Sunday of Easter Did not our hearts burn within us while He talked to us on the road, while He opened to us the scriptures? LUKE 24:32 How often do we take the time to discern what Jesus wants from us? Are our prayers always petitions, asking Jesus to do things for us? If so, that s a one-sided relationship. Living our faith means developing a personal relationship with Jesus. Just like any friendship, there is give and take, each side listening to each other and helping each other out. Take time in silence to listen to what Jesus is asking of you. Pictorial Directory Update If you participated in having your picture taken with Lifetouch or submitted a picture for the directory, we will have a directory available for you. You may pick them up at the Parish Office if you missed getting one this past weekend. Unfortunately, we do not have enough directories for those who did not participate. Correction in the directory, The Ed and Mary Delrose McFadden Family is listed under Delrose, also their contact information is incorrect, their phone number is changed to and has been changed to A big thank you goes out to everyone that made the grounds look beautiful for the Easter and First Communion weekends also to Jenny Kaun for the wonderful donation of spring flower bulbs you see blossoming in the front of church. Parish Information HOME & HOSPITAL VISITS If you have a family member who is hospitalized or homebound and needs a visit, please call the Parish Center and ask for Deacon Tom. ST. VINCENT de PAUL SOCIETY Envelopes for your contributions can be picked up in the church entry and placed in the regular collection basket and marked, St. Vincent de Paul. New members are always welcome. Large item donations call the store at Pick-ups are Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. NEED A RIDE TO CHURCH? Call Deacon Tom at or (You must be able to get into and out of a car). PRAYER LINE or Please call the above number if you have special concerns and would like a group of people to pray for your intentions; or if you would like to join this ministry of prayer. SACRAMENTS For information regarding the Sacraments of Baptism, Matrimony or Reconciliation refer to our website or call the parish office. Website: 2 April 30, 2017 Sacred Heart Church

3 PARISH OFFERTORY CONTRIBUTIONS Envelope Contributions last week... $8, Electronic giving last week... $1, Holy Thursday... $5.00 Holy Land Good Friday... $5.00 Rice Bowl... $ Note: This year s Holy Thursday collection was relegated to St. Vincent de Paul Society to help the poor in our community. Thank you for your generosity! SACRED HEART SCHOOL KAREN MARKLEIN Monday, May 1 May Crowning in church at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, May 3 Gr. 4 will visit the Horkan Farm in the afternoon. Thursday, May 4 Gr. 4 will visit White Mound. Fundraiser delivery from 3-5:00 p.m. Friday, May 5 Mass at 8:15 a.m. led by Gr. 6. PTO Paint Nite in gym at 6:00 p.m. Our Spring Program, Singing Across America, will be held on Tuesday, May 9 th. There will be performances at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Sacred Heart Students will be participating in the Fun Run/Walk on May 10 th. It will be held during their gym classes. Students will be collecting pledges for funds towards a new sports bottle water fountain/bubbler. FAITH FORMATION PATRICK ANDERA YOUTH MINISTRY SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES We have two service opportunities for high school students coming up in May. The first will take place on Sunday, May 7 th from 12:30-7:30 pm. We will be travelling to Zimmerman Nursing Home and Mirror Lake State Park. We will first spend some time with residents at the nursing home before heading to Mirror Lake for some outside service work. We will be ending the day with a cookout at the beach. The second service opportunity will be on Saturday, May 13 th at Camp Gray. We will be helping with a service project in the afternoon with a cookout at Lake Jake to follow. Please let Pat know if you re interested in either of these days. CHAPERONES NEEDED We are looking for chaperones for our two Love Begins Here trips this summer. The high school trip is June and the middle school trip is June This is an awesome chance to hang out with our middle and high school students and serve the people in our Diocese! Please contact Pat if interested. HIGH SCHOOL POOL PARTY & BONFIRE We will be having a high school pool party on Friday, May 12 th from 5-9 pm. This event is free and open to any current high schooler. We will have food and plenty of time to swim. Pat if interested in attending or for more information. Openings are available for school year Pre-K program Our program is filling up quickly; the Tuesday/Thursday option only has a couple of openings left at this time. If you are interested in enrolling your child, please contact Lori Gutierrez, Director of Early Childhood programs as soon as possible at or Summer Childcare & Themed Day Camps We are excited to announce our new summer program for ages Contact Lori Gutierrez Director of Early Childhood at or for more information. VBS 2017 will be here before you know it! Mighty Fortress VBS at Sacred Heart MARK YOUR CALENDARS! VBS 2017! school is open to all Sacred Heart Members who are entering 4K-5 th grade! Middle School and High School students are encouraged to be team leaders and station helpers! This summer s dates are July 30-August 3. This is a Sunday Thursday. VBS will start each evening at 5:30 and end by 8:30. Registration will be $10 and will be open soon! Keep your eyes open for that announcement!! Pastoral Council Nominations Sacred Heart Parish Pastoral Council elections will be taking place in June. If you would like to nominate a member or yourself, please contact the Parish office. Advertiser of the Week Please support the advertisers in your bulletin, and thank them for their continued support. They make your bulletin possible. We encourage you to use the services of this week s Special Advertiser: Spellman Monument Co., Inc. Sacred Heart Church April 30,

4 MUSIC DICK STRANSKY Adult Choir Rehearsals:... No rehearsal Thursday, May 4... Maybe Thursday, May 11, 7:15 8:45 p.m. Spanish Choir Reh:... No rehearsal Wednesday, May 3... No rehearsal Wednesday, May 10 A Very Sincere Thank You... to all the choir members and instrumentalists who worked so hard to prepare music for Holy Week! Thanks, also, to the soloists who cantored the psalm responses during Lent and Holy Week. I am always impressed and blessed by your dedication and talent! Thank you... to Joan and Jim Schultz who helped sort the monster piles of music used during Lent and Holy Week! You are a great help. Revised Easter Season Schedule: Paper copies are available in church; I also ed it to those on the choir list. Note: I will not be available the first (and possibly the second) week of May. No rehearsals May 3 and May 4. I will send out an if we will have rehearsal on May 11. St. Vincent de Paul monthly meeting May 2, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at the Store 675 South Albert Ave. In the Gospel today, Jesus stands in the midst of us and says: Peace be with you! During Mass, we turn to each other and say Peace be with you! As you put your gift into the St. Vincent de Paul box you say Peace be with you! to those who are poor and hungry. PASTORAL MINISTRY DEACON TOM "The Eucharist is the bread that gives strength... It is at once the most eloquent proof of His love and the most powerful means of fostering His love in us. He gives Himself every day so that our hearts as burning coals may set afire the hearts of the faithful." St. Damien of Molokai Save the date for Fall Festival - Saturday and Sunday September 9 and 10, 2017 It's only April, but planning is under way for the 2017 Fall Festival. We are currently seeking volunteers for the following positions: Kitchen Co-Chair Entertainment Chair Raffle Co-Chair Saturday night Food Stand When planting your gardens, please remember to plant cucumbers and beets for the fall festival dinner. We love serving your home grown vegetables and selling them at our Country Market. Watch for more information on our fun Fall Festival activities in future bulletins. KNOW YOUR LITURGY Ascension into heaven (C , USC p.96) So then the Lord Jesus, after he spoke to them, was taken up into heaven and took his seat at the right hand of God (Mk 24:19). When we hear the phrase took his seat at the right hand of God, it is not intended to paint heaven as some place in the sky where Jesus is seated by God s right hand. The phrase is intended to convey that Jesus, the glorified Christ, is Lord of the universe and is equal in power and dignity to God the Father. From there he constantly intercedes for us with his Father. The Ascension event concludes Jesus ministry on earth. It brought his human body and soul into the Trinity. As a result of the Ascension, the second Person of the Trinity is forever human as well as divine. JUSTICE & PEACE A Concise guide to Catholic Social Teaching is a summary of major church documents, and helps to provide clear guidance in regard to perplexing social issues. Of the seven key themes, most are related in some way to how we are called to treat our fellow humans and our care for God s creation. The very first theme discussed is that of racism an evil that endures in our society, despite advances and significant changes in the last decades. Racism promotes economic oppression and pushes large parts of our population to the margins of society. This dehumanizing of people along with a tightened economy causes a further slide into poverty, deprivation, ignorance, disease and crime. Do we notice that the most polluted and neglected areas are where the poor live and go to school, try to find work where there is no adequate transportation? Where businesses choose not to locate? Racism helps decide where to locate a toxic waste dump or not to clean one up, where to send super highways, pipelines and massive power lines, where not to care if the water is undrinkable. At the heart of the Christian life lies the love of neighbor. The ecological crisis challenges us to extend our love to future generations and to the flourishing of all earth s creatures. 4 April 30, 2017 Sacred Heart Church

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6 Spiritual Reflection for May 2017 Turn That Frown Upside Down The world is in quite a state as I sit to write my reflection. There is turmoil at every turn. Violence, neglect, bullying, death, destruction are everywhere. It has been part of nearly every conversation that I have had in the past few weeks. There is so little to be said about all of this pain and suffering other than it is tragic and so hard to understand. As I asked God to guide my words to you I received the following response. Turn that frown upside down. I thought about how simple it is to smile. We actually use fewer muscles to smile than to frown and yet it can be so hard to turn the corners of our mouths upward when faced with difficult times. In the midst of turmoil the last thing you may want to do is smile. Certainly, God could not mean that we should ignore all of the evil in the world and simply smile as though we are oblivious to the pain and suffering happening in so many lives, but the message kept coming back to my mind, turn that frown upside down. I thought about this phrase for a long time. What did it have to do with our world today, our world filled with sorrow? And then I realized it has everything to do with today. It had everything to do with yesterday. It will have everything to do with tomorrow. Throughout history there has been turmoil. Our ancestors endured pain and suffering. Not long ago, I teared up talking with my daughter-in-law about the heartbreak of needing to lock down schools. She reminded me there was turmoil in the world when I attended school in the late 60 s and 70 s and I remembered learning about the turbulent times while my grandparents were raising children in the 40 s. There has always been a choice for us to be negative or positive in the midst of unrest. Turn that frown upside down. Find joy in life. Refuse to lose hope. Refuse to lose faith. I reread the story of Job in the Bible. Could there be anything worse than what he went through? Throughout his troubles he was honest with his feelings, but he never blamed God. In the end, he maintained his relationship with his God and others looked at him with admiration for his ability to trust God and even support others in their trials. We cannot give up on the world. We cannot continue to focus on the evil in our world. The more we do the worse it gets. Bad news breeds bad news. Often it seems people try to outdo the bad news with even worse news. What a deadly spiritual spiral. What a constant frown! You can allow yourself to be sucked into the muck of turmoil and wear a frown or you can choose to be positive and turn it upside down wearing a smile for the entire world to see. Believe me there is plenty to smile about in the world if you open your eyes and ears to it. The other day as I finished my walk I was struck by the bright purple and yellow pansy growing amongst the rocks. Talk about hope! It prompted me to smile and I felt good inside. A smile represents hope to others, as well. When you choose to smile at someone you give them hope, for their day, for their situation or even for their future. A gentle smile when someone is hurting can let them know you care about them. They experience compassion. They may even extend a smile and compassion towards others as a result of receiving yours. No doubt, there is something infectious about a smile. It can light up a room in a moment s time. Just think what it could do for the world. Just think of the power you might have in changing someone s attitude toward a situation. All you have to do is turn that frown upside down! Questions to ponder: When have I experienced being in a bad mood and having someone smile at me? How did it make me feel? How do I feel when I smile at others? What is God telling me through the phrase turn that frown upside down? May God s Peace Be With You, Tammy Koenecke, RN, BSN, MASL Spiritual Care Coordinator, RAMC A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person s strength. Proverbs 17:22 6 April 30, 2017 Sacred Heart Church

7 Third Sunday of Easter Blessed, Broken, Shared Generous God, you who have given your people so many blessings: who saved them from a life of slavery in Egypt, and who blessed them with a land flowing with milk and honey; You walked with your disciples on the paths they chose, and blessed them with bread and fish; Bless us this day as we yearn to find you along the way, and strive to know you in strangers and Scripture, in shared meals and broken bread. May our hearts burn with your love and may our generous spirits be unleashed for others who also seek to know you. We ask this through your Son and our Lord, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen. April 30, 2017 Recognizing Christ Today s Readings: Acts 2:14, 22 33; Psalm 16:1 2, 5, 7 8, 9 10, 11; 1 Peter 1:17 21; Luke 24: After encountering a stranger, two disciples have a conversion of heart. As impossible as that may seem to be on the surface, the Gospel today is full of the newly possible. Not recognizing the Risen Christ is the first impossibility. Most of us are quick to judge by appearances. Who is this stranger? Why is this person whom I do not know approaching me? If Christ were to come to me today, what would he look like? That is the question we must ask if we are to believe that Christ is alive and present in the world. The second impossibility is the topic of conversation. Purposefully fleeing Jerusalem, two disciples are committed to hiking to Emmaus, just beyond the reach of Jerusalem s influence. Yet the topic begins with them laying out their concerns to this stranger: the disbelief that Jesus, one of their own, has been killed and, then even more unbelievable, perhaps risen from the dead. It is all too confusing. Yet this stranger, chiding them for their foolishness, walks the distance with them, teaching them and revealing hidden truths to them. Later they confess that their hearts were burning within them on the road. However, the final action the sacramental moment for the two is Jesus taking bread, blessing it, breaking it, and sharing it with them. This is the moment of revelation for them: knowing Jesus through the breaking of the bread and all that that implies. We, too, find our way to moments of knowing Jesus: in the least of the strangers we encounter, in others opening up the meaning of Scripture and faith for us, and in the blessing and breaking of bread. This Week at Home Monday, May 1 See the Glory of God We hear in today s Gospel, This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent. During this Easter Time, you might reflect the joy of your belief in your surroundings. Water your flowers and open the blinds! Let in the sunlight, lighten your spaces where you live and work. How is the Easter season celebrated visually in your parish, in your home, in your life? It is not enough to sing alleluia, although it is necessary. Does your face reflect the joy of the season? Today s Readings: Acts 6:8 15; Psalm 119:23 24, 26 27, 29 30; John 6: Tuesday, May 2 St. Athanasius When the Apostles look for a sign, they tell Jesus of the manna that was sent to their ancestors in the desert. Jesus tells them, I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. During this Easter season, we have time to take these words to heart. How do we take in and share the bread of life that we are given in Christ? Today s Readings: Acts 7:51 8:1a; Psalm 31:3cd 4, 6 and 7b and 8a, 17 and 21ab; John 6: Wednesday, May 3 Sts. Philip and James, Apostles In the middle of the Easter season, it is appropriate to remember the Twelve, who were witnesses of Jesus years of ministry, as well as his Passion, Death, and Resurrection. From their witness, they proclaimed to their death the meaning of the Paschal Mystery. The Apostles lives are both a reminder and an invitation for us to continue to live and witness to that same mystery. Today s Readings: 1 Corinthians 15:1 8; Psalm 19:2 3, 4 5; John 14:6 14. Thursday, May 4 Baptism Offered for All When Philip baptizes the eunuch in today s passage from the Acts of the Apostles, we know that this adds meaning to the universality of Baptism in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. The Sacrament of Baptism continues to root all Christians in the fullness of life in the Trinity. As you make the Sign of the Cross today, call to mind all the baptized, who share in your faith and calling. Today s Readings: Acts 8:26 40; Psalm 66:8 9, 16 17, 20; John 6: Friday, May 5 Sharing in the Paschal Mystery The Eucharist proclaims a sharing in Christ s Body and Blood, and also a sharing in Christ s Death and Resurrection. When we partake of the Eucharist, we are gaining life everlasting. It is only when we fully enter into the mystery of Christ, as did Paul in today s First Reading, that we can be nourished enough to go out into the world and proclaim Jesus. Today s Readings: Acts 9:1 20; Psalm 117:1bc, 2; John 6: Saturday, May 6 Everlasting Life The belief that Jesus is the Holy One of God, prompts Peter to proclaim not only his belief and loyalty to Jesus. Peter is all in. He states that he could not turn his back on Jesus, since he is God. To whom else could he possibly turn? It is only through Jesus that we have the holiness of God. revealed completely. He has the words of everlasting life. Today s Readings: Acts 9:31 42; Psalm 116:12 13, 14 15, 16 17; John 6: Liturgy Training Publications Written by Anne C. McGuire. Scripture quotations are from The New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1993 and 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. All rights reserved. Used by permission. Permission to publish granted by the Archdiocese of Chicago, on July 12, Sacred Heart Church April 30,

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