O. T. XXX – The greatest commandment



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Sunday Bulletin - October 26, 2014



O. T. XXX – The greatest commandment


St. John the Baptist Catholic Church                                              Phone: 251-865-6902

P. O. Box 417, Grand Bay, AL 3641                                                     Fax: 251-865-1412

Email: StJohnGrandBay@gmail.com       Parish website: www.StJohnGrandBay.org




Pastor:
Fr. Anthony Kadavil (akadavil@gmail.com)




Secretary:
Rev.Deacon  Billy Graham




Parish Council President:

Mr. Steve Sema Jr. (ssema@aol.com)




Finance Council President:

Mrs. Paula Rials




CCD Coordinator: Mrs. Tiffany Teofilo

Youth Director: Mrs. Karen Day





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c:\users\sunu_2\appdata\local\microsoft\windows\inetcache\ie\8chxvfor\scan0001.jpgSpecial thanks: Mrs. Michelle Cook, her father and other family members thank all our parishioners for their prayers for Mrs. Jean Mitchell during her illness, for the condolences offered to the family members at Jean’s death, for their participation in the funeral services and for their continued prayers.

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:and9gcs3as_4ygrhwvkaljmreazzyzsftl9ndx5v8gcq5llx1oatcqxn Christmas Bazaar: Bazaar Raffle Tickets for the Ladies Sodality Christmas Bazaar, which will be held on Saturday November 8, are on the glass table. Please take your envelope and return all sold ticket stubs and money prior to the bazaar. Please bring articles for the bazaar preferably this week itself so that the Ladies Sodality members may get enough time to place price tags on them.

Ministers of the Mass schedules are out for October. Please pick one up if you are scheduled.

October attendance count: The parishes are requested by the archbishop to report to him number of the participants of the Saturday Vigil Mass & Sunday Masses in the month of October.

Prayer request for Fr. Tony’s sister:  Fr. Tony’s oldest sister (81) requests your prayers for her as she is diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer, spread to the lungs. She has completed 50 years as a Holy Cross Sister and 45 years as principal and teacher in three nursing schools. Fr. Tony and all his other seven siblings and three in-laws participated in her Golden Jubilee celebrations, 1400 miles away from home, on Sunday, October 12th. Fr. Tony will be back on November 6th. Monsignor Kenneth Klepec will offer the Saturday and Sunday Masses and Deacon Billy will officiate the Billy Graham will officiate the weekday Communion services and Wednesday Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. In cases of pastoral emergency, Fr. Bill Nguyen of St. Margaret’s, Bayou La Batre will be available.

October- the month of the rosary: You are requested to say the rosary prayer every day of October and offer it for your dear ones, for the parish community and for the intentions of the Holy Father.

St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School will be hosting an “Open House” for prospective students and their families on Sunday, November 2, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. The school is located at 6571 Larkspur Drive off Three Notch Road. For questions please call the school office at 666-8022.

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:and9gcrk1yi_vhxs_jgemysasxmchkw-2fcv3d79cfdcktitrls25gji https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:and9gcruuds9bfmj4lny0fmcuzf8eelt79ug14nl4ikgpq7v6edqprkw We need the service of volunteer- grass cutters for the next week




https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:and9gcrl1bivyjutzwm_lfdr_p8jbeebncxxu3smr7m1ftn29sknoevgru94pw RCIA Classes began on Saturday September 13th, 2014 at 10 am in the parish hall. If you would like to learn more about your faith or if you know anyone who is interested in learning about Catholicism and/or joining the Church call Father Tony or Deacon Billy Graham to sign up. If the schedule does not work for you please contact the office and see if we can work out a schedule that will work for you.

Confirmation Preparation classes: All students entering into the 9th, 10th or 11th grade and who have not received confirmation are requested to be present for the Confirmation Preparation class by Deacon Graham at 8-45 am every Sunday in the Education Building.

The Catholic Youth Organization of the Archdiocese of Mobile invites any of our CCD students who are interested in participating in sports to join the CYO.  They offer many sports for students in grades 2 through 8.  In the fall they offer football, soccer, volleyball, cheer leading, & tennis. Students will be placed on teams that are convenient to the Grand Bay area.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact Paul Knapstein, Director for the CYO for our area.



cid:image038.jpg@01ceedb4.321ab3b0Birthdays of this Week: Oct. 26th; Kathy Sema: 27th; Anna Bowden: 28th; Martha Grubbs: 29th; Doris Sema: Wedding Anniversaries: Nil

Mass Intentions of this week: October 25th to Oct 31st.

Monday- Friday: Communion service by Deacon Graham in the rectory chapel at 7-45 am. (Adoration at 7-30 on Wednesday).


Sat. the 18th: ----------- For the eternal repose of the souls of deceased parishioners, especially for the eternal repose of Jean Mitchell

Sun. the 19th: ---------- For the Parish Community



VOCATION DISCERNMENT RETREAT for single women 17-35: “Wake Up the World!” - Nov. 14-16 at the Little Sisters of the Poor in Mobile. For details or to register, contact Sr. Carolyn at vocmobile@littlesistersofthepoor.org or (251) 591-3700

SEARCH Retreat for high school teens: The Office of Youth Ministry for the Archdiocese of Mobile is sponsoring the SEARCH Retreat for high school teens on Friday November 21 through Sunday November 23, 2014 at Camp Baldwin in Elberta, Alabama. This retreat is directed by a team of teenagers from our Archdiocese to bring their peers closer to Christ. On a SEARCH retreat, teens will experience a strong faith community, testimonies from the team, small group discussion, prayer,
Eucharist, Reconciliation, and more. Registration is $85 and covers lodging, meals, and materials for the weekend; however, do not let cost be an issue as some scholarships are available. For more information and to register, visit www.ArchMobYouth.org/Search or call the Office of Youth
Ministry at 251-433-4138.

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:and9gcreknprmyfa1m1_7mo_rcivfosw6ruigizht1uql580cx9onjbbThe Intercessors for Priests in the Heart of St. Joseph is a new Confraternity that seeks to support all priests by praying for them through the powerful intercession of St. Joseph, the spiritual father of all priests. Prayer leaflets are available on the glass table. For more information, visit: www.intercessorsforpriests.com, or write for more information: Intercessors for Priests, 1621 Boykin Blvd., Mobile, Alabama, 36605.

 cid:image040.jpg@01ceedb4.321ab3b0Our Food Bank is really running low on food. The Knights of Columbus is sponsoring a year round food drive to help feed those in need. Catholic Charities requests your generous food contributions. Besides, Fr Tony always has request from people in need for food.  We request everyone to bring in food items that can be turned into a meal for up to 4 people.  If you prefer to give money you can just leave it in an envelope in the collection basket with “For Food Bank” written on it and we will know that it is meant for our parish food bank. 

Items for Soldier’s Needs: Please don’t forget to bring items for soldiers’ needs: Shaving cream, disposable razors, solid deodorant, bars of soap/body wash, anti-bacteria cleaner, shampoo, tooth paste, dental floss, personal handy-wipes, personal hygiene items for women, foot powder, insect repellent, flea collars (they put them around their ankles), chopstick, athlete’s foot powder/spray, sun block lotion, sun shades, protective safety dust masks, socks, sweat headbands, batteries (AAA, AA, C), DVD movies, cards, writing tablets, paper, pens, envelopes, reading materials, snacks: cookies, gum, crest, life-savers, mints, pudding, crackers, sardines, chicken, tuna, salmon, jerky, peppermints, kool-aid, gatorade, tea/coffee. Put items in the designated box in the Parish Hall.

 cid:image041.jpg@01ceedb4.321ab3b0Help us keep flowers at the altar



The slotted wooden box on the glass table in the Parish Hall will receive donations for flowers. If you wish to give flowers for a specific remembrance or thanksgiving there is a sign-up flower chart on the wall to the left of the front doors.

New CDs


There are new CDs in the CD stack. Each CD costs $ 3. You can have 9 CDs for $ 25. CD on the revised Mass is now available.

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Regular $1,434.00 / Propagation of the Faith $121.00

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Volunteers



Altar Care- November

Martha Delmas / Ruth Pigorsch

Church Cleaning: Nov 1, 2

Kathy Sema / Evelyn Robison

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Saturday –November 1: 5 p.m.

Altar Server EMHC               Lector             Usher / Greeter

Sam Clark, Greg Keffer Rudy Rel Karen White Steve Cauley, Frank Church

James Graham Rhonda Cauley Jay Graham Chuck Pierce, Wayne Jackson

Sunday – November 2: 10 a.m.

Altar Server                  EMHGC               Lector Usher / Greeter

Paul Delmas, Bryce Baggett Daryl Kirchoff Rachael Poiroux Tom Thornton, Avis Garrett

Reggie Stewart Jason Poiroux Aaron Poiroux Mike Courtney, John VanCleave

If you are scheduled to serve at Mass and find that you cannot serve, it is NECESSARY that you arrange for a substitute. Please take your responsibility seriously. If you are interested in serving as an Altar Server, Eucharistic Minister, Lector or as an Usher, please let Fr. Tony or the Office know of your willingness to serve. We especially need Usher/Greeters for the Saturday Mass.



cid:image048.jpg@01ceedb4.321ab3b0 cid:image049.jpg@01ceedb4.321ab3b0Remember the sick in your Prayers our sick brothers and sisters: Maria Bernarda Kadavil, Jennifer Patronas, Connie Stringfellow, Josh Ellis, Mary Kirchoff, Beth Gibson, Jeunifer Patronas, Sr. Maria Bernarda. Father Russell Biven, Cheryl Humphrey Thompson, Jay Stallone, Kenny Kirchoff, Emma Barber, Ali Ray, Caryn Sutoff, Kadavil, Gerald Brannan, Hanner Gassaway, Rylyn Kuntz, Addie Thompson, Voncille Hulcher, Daryl Kirchoff, Joe Ecker, Cody Driskell, B. J. Broussard, Clair Waite, Avery Collier, Julia Raleigh, Evelyn Robison, Jean Mitchell, Andrea Graham, Father Andrew Stauter, Steven Butler, Sarah Butler, Chris Sassano, Tammy Asch, Mary Rambo, Delaine Pigorsch, Joel Rivera, Alice Bedwell, Susan Taylor, Wayne Seymour, James Cauley, Miss Pink Pridgen, Kim Pridgen, Clyde Shores, Glen Haab, Haley Holder, Lakeshia Johnson, Gary Sherman, Reverend Manuel Williams, Elizabeth Schmidt, John Atchison, Johnny Hill, Jared Hoken, Diana Abrams, Msgr. Joseph Jennings, Hinleigh Hall, Ryan Keith Malone, Father Frank Sofie, Linda Graham, Dave Matern, Virginia Gable, Andrew Taylor, Doris Wilson, Diane Watts, Daniel Dorriety, Tiffany Fontenot, Harrand Broussard, Katie Nielsen, Richard Arnold, Louis Poiroux, Homer Campbell, Jimmy Marchand, Arlene Wissman, Becky Thompson, Sally Thompson, Peggie Huber, Dale Thompson, Jane Thompson, Andy Thompson, Callie Massey, Angela Heardon, Rita George, Edgar Broussard, Lillian Broussard, Robert Broussard, Jerry Blair, Michael Stairs, Amanda Illingsworth, Ray Bribsey, Dorothy Barnes, Jared Horn and for all those serving in the Armed Forces, especially Travis Wilson, SPC Jackson Triston, Jr., and Captain Will Hurd.
Pray for the Deceased dear ones of the Parish: Jean Mitchell, Veretta Tulos, Jim Kimble, Lynn Poirier, Phillip Marchand, Sue Kirchoff, Mary Sanders, Margaret Jackson, Catherine Schnadelbach, Darlene Alexander, Patrick Marchand, Steve Sema, Sr., Mary Marchand and Sis Marchand. Also pray for the eternal repose of the souls of Rev. Monsignor Hugh Maguire, Rev. Monsignor Francis Cusack and Rev. Monsignor Robert Fulton

Pray for the special intentions of other sick and deceased relatives and friends and for our former parishioners who are now serving in the Armed Forces.

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Synopsis of Homily for O.T. XXX Sunday (Oct 26) on Mt 22: 34-40

Video homily by Fr. Grimm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Job1sEj39F8&feature=player_embedded



http://en.radiovaticana.va/ >> Features >> Liturgical Reflections

Fr. Bill Grimm’s YouTube homily:



Introduction: The central theme of today’s readings is the greatest commandment in the Bible, namely to love God and express that love in action by loving Him living in our neighbor.

Scripture lessons: The first reading from Exodus explains the second greatest commandment, namely, loving one’s neighbors, especially the underprivileged. The chosen people of Israel should remember that once they were aliens in the land of Egypt.  Just as God protected them and treated them kindly, so they are to protect others and treat them with kindness. Thus, they should become a humane society rooted in the basic religious concept of loving God living in their neighbor. In the second reading, St. Paul congratulates the Thessalonians on the positive effects of their example of loving one another as Jesus had commanded them to do. Their mutual love bolstered the faith of Christians elsewhere who heard about them. In the Gospel today, Jesus combines the commandment to love God with the commandment to love one’s neighbor and gives the result as one commandment of supreme importance in Christian life. Jesus underlines the principle that we are to love our neighbor as we love ourselves because as God’s children both of us bear God’s image, and to honor God’s image is to honor Him. Love for our neighbor is a matter, not of feelings, but of deeds by which we share with others the unmerited love that God lavishes on us.

Life messages: 1) We need to love God: Loving God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, means that we should place God’s will ahead of ours, seek the Lord's will in all things and make it paramount in our lives. There are several means by which we can express our love for God and our gratitude to Him for His blessings, acknowledging our total dependence on Him. We must keep God's commandments, and offer daily prayers of thanksgiving, praise and petition. We also need to read and meditate on His word in the Bible, and accept His invitation to join Him in the Mass and other liturgical functions. 2) We need to love our neighbor: God’s will is that we should love everyone, seeing Him in our neighbor. Since every human being is the child of God and the dwelling place of the Spirit of God, we are actually giving expression to our love of God by loving our neighbor as Jesus loves him or her. This means we have to help, support, encourage, forgive, and pray for everyone without discrimination based on color, race, gender, age wealth or social status. Forgiveness, too, is vital. We love others by refusing to hold a grudge for a wrong done to us. Even a rebuke can be an act of love, if it is done with the right heart. We also express love through encouragement and by helping others to grow. We express agápe love in meeting the needs of others by using the talents and blessings that God has given us, by comforting each other, by teaching each other and by sharing the Gospel, in deeds and in words.

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What is Pauline & Petrine privileges? The Catholic Church believes that when two baptized Christians marry a sacramental bond of marriage is established. When a baptized Christian and a non-baptized person marry, or when two non-baptized persons marry, only a natural bond of marriage is established. Over the course of history, it has become a practice in the Church for the bishop to dissolve the natural bond of marriage existing between two non-baptized persons. This is called a Pauline Privilege. Likewise, it has become a practice in the Church for the Holy Father to dissolve the natural bond of marriage existing between a baptized Christian and a non-baptized person. This is called a Petrine Privilege. Both the Pauline Privilege and the Petrine Privilege are considered to be favors, i.e., no one has a right to receive either privilege but they can be requested, and if the situation satisfies the established criteria, the bishop or pope grants the favor for the benefit of the Catholic party. For either favor to be granted the person's "non-baptized" status must be proven beyond doubt. This usually entails testimony from the non-baptized party and written verification of non-baptism by witnesses (parents, siblings, relatives or close friends). If the non-baptized party does not participate, it is still possible to prove non-baptism through witness testimony. It must be shown that responsibilities incurred in the previous marriage (eg. child support) have been and are being fulfilled by the person requesting the favor. It must also be shown that the person requesting the favor was not the major cause of the failure of the marriage. (http://askfrjohn.blogspot.com/search?q=)

Visit our website: http://stjohngrandbay.org/ for Sunday Homilies, 149 - Questions & Answers and 56 - Faith Formation Lessons, introduction to Bible books.

All are welcome to St. John’s with open hearts, open minds and open doors.

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Grand Bay celebrates God’s presence, grows in God’s grace, welcomes all people and reaches out with God’s love. We try to be to be a vibrant community of faith where all people feel they belong. No matter what your present status in the Catholic Church, No matter what your current family or marital situation, No matter what your past or present religious situation, No matter your personal history, age, background, race, etc., No matter what your own self-image or esteem, you are invited, welcomed, accepted, loved and respected at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Grand Bay!



We come together as a parish family to draw our life from the Eucharist and other sacraments.

As believers we participate fully, consciously and actively in the liturgy of the Church and seek to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ in word and action.

We commit ourselves to worship, education, stewardship and service as we extend our hand to others in need and to those who wish to join the church.

By the grace of God, after the example of Jesus Christ, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we dedicate ourselves to accomplish our mission within and beyond our community.

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Photos of the great pastors who guided the destiny of our parish



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Please visit St. John the Baptist Catholic parish website:

http://stjohngrandbay.org/  for the full text of the

Sunday homily, Sunday bulletin, 56 Adult Faith Formation Lessons and Question of the Week (1-149).





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