THE SAINT PAUL HERALD-THIRTY THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

SUNDAY'S GOSPEL 

LK 21:5-19
 

While some people were speaking about
how the temple was adorned with costly stones and votive offerings,
Jesus said, “All that you see here--
the days will come when there will not be left
a stone upon another stone that will not be thrown down.”

Then they asked him,
“Teacher, when will this happen?
And what sign will there be when all these things are about to happen?”
He answered,
“See that you not be deceived,
for many will come in my name, saying,
‘I am he,’ and ‘The time has come.’
Do not follow them! 
When you hear of wars and insurrections,
do not be terrified; for such things must happen first,
but it will not immediately be the end.”
Then he said to them,
“Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. 
There will be powerful earthquakes, famines, and plagues
from place to place;
and awesome sights and mighty signs will come from the sky.

“Before all this happens, however,
they will seize and persecute you,
they will hand you over to the synagogues and to prisons,
and they will have you led before kings and governors
because of my name. 
It will lead to your giving testimony. 
Remember, you are not to prepare your defense beforehand,
for I myself shall give you a wisdom in speaking
that all your adversaries will be powerless to resist or refute. 
You will even be handed over by parents, brothers, relatives, and friends,
and they will put some of you to death. 
You will be hated by all because of my name,
but not a hair on your head will be destroyed.
By your perseverance you will secure your lives.”

 

 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20

Gospel
LK 23:35-43

The rulers sneered at Jesus and said,
“He saved others, let him save himself
if he is the chosen one, the Christ of God.” 
Even the soldiers jeered at him. 
As they approached to offer him wine they called out,
“If you are King of the Jews, save yourself.” 
Above him there was an inscription that read,
“This is the King of the Jews.”

Now one of the criminals hanging there reviled Jesus, saying,
“Are you not the Christ?
Save yourself and us.”
The other, however, rebuking him, said in reply,
“Have you no fear of God,
for you are subject to the same condemnation?
And indeed, we have been condemned justly,
for the sentence we received corresponds to our crimes,
but this man has done nothing criminal.”
Then he said,
“Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.”
He replied to him,
“Amen, I say to you,
today you will be with me in Paradise.”

 

WELL READ MOMS

The Well Read Moms will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 15 at 7:00 pm in the parish center to discuss "All the Light We Cannot See" by Anthony Doerr.  All women are invited. We have only one rule: Don't apologize for not reading the book!  Next month, Dec. 13, we will discuss 2 very short stories by Nathaniel Hawthorne, "The Minister's Black Veil" and "The Birthmark" and begin "I Believe in Love: A Personal Retreat Based on the Life of St. Therese of Lisieux."  Questions: theresedemars@yahoo.com

 

 

CARD MINISTRY

The Card Ministry Group will meet in the conference room on Tuesday, November 15 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.  We will be making cards as well as finishing the small gifts for parish shut-ins.  If you know someone who is having a bad time and would appreciate a handmade card to brighten their day, just contact Anita Geigley.  We will need the name and mailing address of the recipient and an idea of the type of card needed (Thinking of You, Sympathy, Get Well, etc.)The cards are signed from "St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church".  The card ministry is new at St. Paul's and is in its infancy!  The group has been meeting for only 3 months and looking forward to ministering to parishioners.  Contact Anita Geigley at 864-587-1436 or afkgeigley@bellsouth.net if you want additional information.

 

 

 TOOTSIE ROLL DONATIONS

Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll donations after all the Masses on Nov. 19th & 20th.

The Fr. Maurice R. Daly Council 6076 of the Knights of

Columbus  year round fundraising includes our traditional Tootsie Roll donation campaign.  This year, the dates for St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church are after all the Masses the week-end of Nov. 19th & 20th.  Thank you for HOPE “Helping Other People Everyday”

 

 

SAINT PAUL INSTITUTE

an adult faith formation opportunity. 

Bishop Barron is on a new journey to unlock the truth behind the Catholic Church's most influential people.

You'll discover the places where St. Thomas Aquinas lived, learned, and wrote. Visit the countryside where St. Francis gathered a group of friars and revived the Church. See the places where St. Catherine of Siena ministered and prayed. Trek through England to where Bl. John Henry Newman and G.K. Chesterton left their mark and sparked an English Catholic revival. And through unprecedented HD footage, marvel at the extraordinary art of Michelangelo, from his David statue in Florence, to the Pietà at St. Peter's, to the Sistine Chapel.  Pivotal Players will continue with our study of Blessed John Henry Newmann on Wednesday, November 16. The presentation will be in the conference room of the Parish Center from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. A nursery will be provided if requested. Study guides for the series are not necessary but are available for $25.00 No registration is needed but if you would like a study guide or need the nursery services please contact Norma Stokes at normastokes@stpaultheapostlespartanburg.org or 864-585-1858.

 

 

MASS AND BENEDICTION

Everyone in grades 8-12 is invited to join us for Mass and Benediction beginning at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, December 13 in the Historic Church. We will have supper  together afterward. Please arrange to be picked up at 8:00 pm.

 

 

 8 WAYS TO USE HOLY WATER:

#3 - Bless your house –  If you have not taken the time to bless your house with holy water, then no time is better than the present.  Your home is the domestic Church and is in need of spiritual protection.  You can sprinkle holy water in your home yourself, or have a priest formally bless your home using holy water as part of the house blessing ceremony.

 

 

 

DEANERY BON FIRE

for everyone in grades 8-12

November 19, 2016

3:00 – 10:00

TIDSWELL FARM   –

Fountain Inn , SC

COST: $10.00

INCLUDES: food, Music, games, entertainment,and fellowship.

 

Leave St. Paul Catholic Church at 3:00 pm and Return at 10:00 pm

 

COME AND MEET NEW PEOPLE AND HAVE A GREAT TIME

 

“You go to pray to become a bonfire, a living flame, giving light and heat.”

- Saint Josemaria Escriva

 

 

REST IN PEACE

 

Josephine Gunby passed into Eternal Life on Sunday, October 30, 2016.

 

Warren Schmitt passed into Eternal Life on Sunday, November 6, 2016.

 

 

 

 

DON'T FORGET

St Paul’s Ladies Night Out – Nov 15, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.  Paint a nativity scene and enjoy some good company, $25 cash or check.  Call Michelle 864-504-5215.  If you need a ride call Ellen Conner 864-583-3016 and we’ll make sure you get there!

 

 

GOT AN ANNOUNCEMENT?

 

Announcements for the Sunday, Nov. 13 bulletin should be submitted by 10:00 am Monday, Nov. 7.  Send bulletin info to: michaeleendavis@stpaultheapostlespartanburg.org

 

 

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