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DECEMBER 23, 2018 FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT ST ANTHONY 471 ST ANTHONY RD, FT RECOVERY, OH 45846 PO BOX 107, COLDWATER OH 45828(mailing) Sunday, December 30, 11 a.m. Liturgical Ministers Lector: Paul Welling Comm Dist: Steve Muhlenkamp, Lisa & Emily Knapke Servers: Ben & Bryce Marchal, Molly & Erica Post Ushers: Aaron Laux, Jeff Sudhoff Gift Bearers: Kevin Sudhoff family Rosary: Gary & Marty Knapke The Nativity of the Lord Vigil, Monday, December 24 at 10 p.m. Lector: Cindy Muhlenkamp Comm. Distr: Rose & Molly Post, Ellen Sudhoff Servers: Kendrick & Keaton Tebbe, Leanne Klenke, Emily Sudhoff Ushers: Steve Muhlenkamp, Isaac Sudhoff Gift Bearers: Jeff & Ellen Sudhoff Rosary: Julie Brackman The Nativity of the Lord, Tuesday, December 25 at 10 a.m. Lector: Carol Muhlenkamp Comm. Distr: Donna Sudhoff, Janie Timmerman, Rodney Homan Servers: Conner & Blair Muhlenkamp, Emily & Samantha Knapke Ushers:Jacob & Ron Muhlenkamp; Gift Bearers: Chris Muhlenkamp family Rosary: Judy Sudhoff Stewardship Offering December 16, 2018 $580.00 Loose 278.00 Total 58.00 DECEMBER PRAYER OPPORTUNITIES: Christmas Eve, Mass 10 pm; Christmas Day, Mass 10 am; 12/31--Mary, Mother of God, Mass 7:30 pm. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: There will be no religious education classes on Wednesday, Dec. 26 or Jan. 2. Classes will resume on Jan. 9. CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT will be Sunday, Dec. 30, at 10:30 am. GUATEMALAN MISSION RAFFLE #398, Megan Steinberg. GUATEMALAN MISSION TICKETS have all been sold. We want to thank all of you who so generously purchased tickets and/or made donations to support the work of the Sisters in Guatemalan. Their needs are many and our support helps them so much in their work with the people of Guatemala. They are very appreciative of your generosity. PLEASE SEE CLUSTER SECTION FOR ACTIVITIES THAT ARE CLUSTER WIDE. ****************************************************************************** Parish Life Coord/DRE Cindy Muhlenkamp419-375-3013 Music: Julie Brackman419-942-1580 Maintenance: Ralph Leugers --419-942-8365 Home Bound: Janie Timmerman--419-375-2320 Judy Sudhoff-419-942-1197 Parish Council Pres: Jeff Sudhoff--419-375-4919 Call for Prayer/Dinner Theater Janie Timmerman--419-375-2320 Hall Rental: Dana Grieshop--419-942-1633 ST MARY 3821 PHILOTHEA RD, COLDWATER, OH 45828 PO BOX 107, COLDWATER, OH 45828(mailing) Sunday, December 30, 9:15 a.m. Liturgical Ministers Lector: Stephanie Wendel Comm Distr: Gerry Kohn, Amanda Schoenherr, Mary Ann Harting Servers: Derek, Damon & Jack Siefring, Caleb Wendel Ushers: Ben & Dusty Uhlenhake The Nativity of the Lord Vigil, Monday December 24 at 11 pm Lector: Jacqui Broering Comm. Distr: Craig Harting, Jeff Timmerman, Barb Uhlenhake, Amy Weling, Jen Uhlenhake Servers: Katelyn, Lauren & Gena Vagedes, Russ Moorman Ushers: Jason Kaiser, Greg Doenges The Nativity of the Lord, Tuesday, December 25 at 9:15 a.m. Lector: Cindy Moorman Comm. Distr: Barb Gaerke, Esther Homan, Jay Uhlenhake Servers: Kyle, Isaac & Courtney May, Julia Siefring Ushers: Carl Harting, Kyle Uhlenhake Stewardship Offering December 16, 2018 $708.00 Loose 227.00 Total $935.00 UPCOMING EVENTS: Christmas Mass Schedule: Monday, December 24 th Christmas Eve Mass at 11:00 PM, Tuesday, December 25 th Christmas Day Mass at 9:15 AM. Tuesday, January 1 st New Year’s Day Mass at 9:15 AM. No CCD or Mass Dec. 26 th or Jan. 2 nd NO PATRIOCTIC ROSARY on Tuesday, December 25 & January 1. PLEASE SEE CLUSTER SECTION FOR ACTIVITIES THAT ARE CLUSTER WIDE. **************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Parish Life Coordinator Donna Hemmelgarn--419-305-3441 [email protected] Music: Peg Carpenter --567-510-8178 Diane Geier--419-678-4470 DRE: Pam Wehrkamp 419-852-1504 [email protected] Hall Rental: Cluster Office--419-678.4802 Maintenance: Rick Hemmelgarn --419-852-8216 Home Bound: Rose Ann Siefring--419-678-3108 Parish Council Pres. Kevin Welling-- 419-852-4622 Call for Prayer: Karla Kunk. 419-852-2162

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  • DECEMBER 23, 2018 FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT ST ANTHONY

    471 ST ANTHONY RD, FT RECOVERY, OH 45846 PO BOX 107, COLDWATER OH 45828(mailing)

    Sunday, December 30, 11 a.m. Liturgical Ministers

    Lector: Paul Welling Comm Dist: Steve Muhlenkamp, Lisa & Emily Knapke Servers: Ben & Bryce Marchal, Molly & Erica Post Ushers: Aaron Laux, Jeff Sudhoff Gift Bearers: Kevin Sudhoff family Rosary: Gary & Marty Knapke

    The Nativity of the Lord Vigil, Monday, December 24 at 10 p.m. Lector: Cindy Muhlenkamp Comm. Distr: Rose & Molly Post, Ellen Sudhoff Servers: Kendrick & Keaton Tebbe, Leanne Klenke, Emily Sudhoff Ushers: Steve Muhlenkamp, Isaac Sudhoff Gift Bearers: Jeff & Ellen Sudhoff Rosary: Julie Brackman

    The Nativity of the Lord, Tuesday, December 25 at 10 a.m. Lector: Carol Muhlenkamp Comm. Distr: Donna Sudhoff, Janie Timmerman, Rodney

    Homan Servers: Conner & Blair Muhlenkamp, Emily & Samantha Knapke Ushers:Jacob & Ron Muhlenkamp; Gift Bearers: Chris Muhlenkamp family Rosary: Judy Sudhoff

    Stewardship Offering December 16, 2018 $580.00 Loose 278.00 Total 58.00

    DECEMBER PRAYER OPPORTUNITIES: Christmas Eve, Mass 10 pm; Christmas Day, Mass 10 am; 12/31--Mary, Mother of God, Mass 7:30 pm. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: There will be no religious education classes on Wednesday, Dec. 26 or Jan. 2. Classes will resume on Jan. 9. CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PAGEANT will be Sunday, Dec. 30, at 10:30 am. GUATEMALAN MISSION RAFFLE #398, Megan Steinberg.

    GUATEMALAN MISSION TICKETS have all been sold. We want to thank all of you who so generously purchased tickets and/or made donations to support the work of the Sisters in Guatemalan. Their needs are many and our support helps them so much in their work with the people of Guatemala. They are very appreciative of your generosity.

    PLEASE SEE CLUSTER SECTION FOR ACTIVITIES THAT ARE CLUSTER WIDE.

    ******************************************************************************

    Parish Life Coord/DRE Cindy Muhlenkamp—419-375-3013 Music: Julie Brackman—419-942-1580 Maintenance: Ralph Leugers --419-942-8365 Home Bound: Janie Timmerman--419-375-2320 Judy Sudhoff-419-942-1197 Parish Council Pres: Jeff Sudhoff--419-375-4919 Call for Prayer/Dinner Theater Janie Timmerman--419-375-2320 Hall Rental: Dana Grieshop--419-942-1633

    ST MARY 3821 PHILOTHEA RD, COLDWATER, OH 45828 PO BOX 107, COLDWATER, OH 45828(mailing)

    Sunday, December 30, 9:15 a.m. Liturgical Ministers

    Lector: Stephanie Wendel Comm Distr: Gerry Kohn, Amanda Schoenherr, Mary Ann Harting Servers: Derek, Damon & Jack Siefring, Caleb Wendel Ushers: Ben & Dusty Uhlenhake The Nativity of the Lord Vigil, Monday December 24 at 11 pm Lector: Jacqui Broering Comm. Distr: Craig Harting, Jeff Timmerman, Barb Uhlenhake,

    Amy Weling, Jen Uhlenhake Servers: Katelyn, Lauren & Gena Vagedes, Russ Moorman Ushers: Jason Kaiser, Greg Doenges

    The Nativity of the Lord, Tuesday, December 25 at 9:15 a.m. Lector: Cindy Moorman Comm. Distr: Barb Gaerke, Esther Homan, Jay Uhlenhake Servers: Kyle, Isaac & Courtney May, Julia Siefring Ushers: Carl Harting, Kyle Uhlenhake

    Stewardship Offering December 16, 2018 $708.00 Loose 227.00 Total $935.00

    UPCOMING EVENTS: Christmas Mass Schedule: Monday, December 24th Christmas Eve Mass at 11:00 PM, Tuesday, December 25th Christmas Day Mass at 9:15 AM. Tuesday, January 1st New Year’s Day Mass at 9:15 AM.

    No CCD or Mass Dec. 26th or Jan. 2nd

    NO PATRIOCTIC ROSARY on Tuesday, December 25 & January 1. PLEASE SEE CLUSTER SECTION FOR ACTIVITIES THAT ARE CLUSTER WIDE. ****************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************

    Parish Life Coordinator Donna Hemmelgarn--419-305-3441 [email protected] Music: Peg Carpenter --567-510-8178 Diane Geier--419-678-4470 DRE: Pam Wehrkamp 419-852-1504 [email protected] Hall Rental: Cluster Office--419-678.4802 Maintenance: Rick Hemmelgarn --419-852-8216 Home Bound: Rose Ann Siefring--419-678-3108 Parish Council Pres. Kevin Welling-- 419-852-4622 Call for Prayer: Karla Kunk. 419-852-2162

    mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]

  • MASS INTENTIONS –birthday(b), death date(d), wedding anniversary(w)

    HOLY TRINITY

    Day Date Time Intentions Sat. Dec. 22 Fourth Sunday of Advent Vigil 5 p.m. Herb Forsthoefel(d), Thelma Bruns(b), Sharon Duerr(d)

    Sun. Dec. 23 Fourth Sunday of Advent

    7 a.m. Members of the Parish

    9 a.m. Deacon Cletus Homan(b), Rolly Weis(d)

    10:30 a.m. Adele Stelzer(b), Bernard Muhlenkamp(d) 12 noon

    6 p.m. Howard Huwer(b)

    Mon. Dec. 24 Late Advent Weekday 7:15 a.m.

    The Nativity of the Lord Vigil 5 p.m.

    12 midnight

    Tues. Dec. 25 The Nativity of the Lord

    7 a.m.

    9 a.m. Members of the Parish

    10:30 a.m. Joe Lefeld(d)

    12 noon

    Wed. Dec. 26 St. Stephen, The First Martyr 7:15 a.m. Dave Lefeld(d), Nick LoBianco Sr.(b), Arthur Pleiman(b)

    Thurs Dec. 27 St. John, Apostle and Evangelist 7:15 a.m. Ronald Wourms(d), Marie Will(d), Patty Forsthoefel(d)

    Fri. Dec. 28 The Holy Innocents, Martyrs 7:15 a.m. Richard P. Hamberg(b), William Wint(d), Ken Muhlenkamp(b)

    Sat. Dec. 29

    Fifth Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the Lord

    7:15 a.m. Shane Long(b)

    The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph Vigil

    5 p.m. Gary Rutschilling(d), Bob Shockney(w), Rosella Braun(d), Paul Braun(d)

    Sun. Dec. 30 The Holy Family of Jesus,

    Mary & Joseph

    7 a.m. Members of the Parish, Betty Wenning

    9 a.m. Regina Bettinger(b), Paul Honigford(d), 10:30 a.m. Phyllis Jean Wynk(d)

    12 noon Robert Heinrichs(b)

    6 p.m.

    ST MARY

    Sun. Dec. 23 Fourth Sunday of Advent 9:15 a.m. Jason Grieshop(d), Virginia Meyer(b), Joy Homan(b), Members of the Parish

    Mon. Dec. 24 The Nativity of the Lord Vigil Cletus Homan(b), Carl & Bertha Harting(w), Craig Spoltman(d)

    Tues. Dec. 25 The Nativity of the Lord Art Vagedes(d)

    Wed. Dec. 26 St. Stephen, The First Martyr 8 a.m. NO Traditional Latin Mass

    Sun. Dec. 30 The Holy Family of Jesus,

    Mary & Joseph 9:15 a.m.

    Werner Loshe(d), Ken & Esther Homan 50th wedding annv. Members of the Parish

    ST ANTHONY

    Sun. Dec. 23 Fourth Sunday of Advent 11 a.m. Wilbur Homan(d), Members of the Parish

    Mon. Dec. 24 Weekday 10 a.m. NO Traditional Latin Mass

    The Nativity of the Lord Vigil

    Tues. Dec. 25 The Nativity of the Lord Marita Post(b)

    Sun. Dec. 30 The Holy Family of Jesus,

    Mary & Joseph 11 a.m. Members of the Parish

    DAILY READINGS

    Sun. Dec. 23 Micah 5:1-4a/Psalm 80/Hebrews 10:5-10/Luke 1:39-45

    Mon. Dec. 24 2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16/Psalm 89/Luke 1:67-79

    Tues. Dec. 25 Isaiah 52:7-10/Psalm 98/Hebrews 1:1-6/John 1:1-18

    Wed. Dec. 26 Acts 6:8-10, 7:54-59/Psalm 31/Matthew 10:17-22

    Thurs Dec. 27 1 John 1:1-4/Psalm 97/John 20:1a, 2-8

    Fri. Dec. 28 1 John 1:5-2:2/Psalm 124/Matthew 2:13-18

    Sat. Dec. 29 1 John 2:3-11/Psalm 96/Luke 2:22-35

    Sun. Dec. 30 1 Samuel 1:20-22, 24-28/Psalm 84/1 John 3:1-2, 21-24/Luke 2:41-52

  • HOLY TRINITY LITURGICAL MINISTRIES The Monday/Vigil Monday/Vigil Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday Tuesday

    Nativity of December 24 December 24 December 25 December 25 December 25 December 25

    The Lord 5 p.m. Midnight 7 a.m. 9 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 12 noon

    Lectors Janelle Moorman Ken Hoying Dave Muhlenkamp Kim Riethman Kathy Hart Paul Howell

    Tara Berkenstock Mauri Cron Dan Fullenkamp Jenny Dippold Linda Eyink Susan Pallone

    Comm. Distri.

    Pam Hoying Karen Hoying Abbie Homan Robert Gaerke Kathy Schulze Amy Day

    Betty Kahlig Dolores Cron Betty Hamberg CI Hemmelgarn Erin Seitz Brenda Heinrichs

    Irene Lamm Charles Selhorst Herb Hamberg Colby Homan Shaun Seitz Dee Irish

    Connie May Luke Klosterman Rachel Heitkamp Mary Honigford Janet Steinbrunner Barb Kremer

    Terry Pottkotter Cindy Giere Linda Hoying Kevin Koch Andrew Waite Roger Kremer

    Dave Schmidt Erica Jutte Gladys Kuess Brianna Wenning

    Jerolyn Schulze Linda Eyink Cindy Liette Cindy Wenning

    Hank Schwieterman Nancy Clune Cheryl Naumann Mike Wenning

    Mary Lee Thomas Allison May Phil Naumann Natalie Will

    Servers

    Emma Frilling Justin Hartings Sara Honigford Adam Hrycko Isaac Schoen Josh Kaup

    Cole Frilling Jake Hemmelgarn Bethany Honigford Josh Hrycko Andrew Schoen Nick Kline

    Shelby Giere Steffi Hoying Nate Hoyng Anthony Jones Lily Schoenherr Russell Klosterman

    Ava Giere Nathan Kaiser Hannah Huwer Michael Schoenherr Alexandria Koch

    Saturday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday Sunday

    December 29 December 30 December 30 December 30 December 30 December 30

    5 p.m. 7 am 9 am 10:30 am 12 noon 6 p.m.

    Lectors Connie May Gary Griesdorn Gary Diller Erin Seitz Dee Irish Dee Fullenkamp

    Rene Klosterman Dan Pottkotter Alan Bensman John Naveau Terry Liette

    Comm. Distri.

    Michelle Wilker Brenda Kaiser Sarah Nix Nancy Wolters Jay Miller Michelle Clune

    Patty Wynk Roger Kaiser Julie Pleiman Wendi Ebbing Kathy Selhorst Tim Berkenstock Barb Klosterman Denny Riethman Holly Emerine Amy Selhorst

    David Bertke Angie Kunk Kim Riethman Linda Eyink Nancy Clune

    Patti Depweg Chad Lefeld Joe Rose Rob Fisher Dolores Cron

    Mandy Diller Tom Rosenbeck Cindy Geise

    Joan Gilliland Andrew Schoen Cindy Giere

    Barb Goffena Brenda Schwieterman Lynn Giere

    Melissa Homan Stacy Schwieterman Deb Griesdorn

    Servers

    Macy May Alex Mestemaker Elisabeth Kramer Emily Prenger Kaitlyn Noonan Blake Siefring

    Alex May Olivia Milligan Mallory Kremer Austin Riethman Luke Ontrop Maddie Smith

    Tyler Miller Jay Muhlenkamp Ryan Leugers Nathan Schmitmeyer Juliet Pallone Maddie Steinke

    Rachel Miller Mitchell Niekamp Courtney May Darin Schmitmeyer Jesse Meyer Molly Steinke

    Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

    December 24 December 25 December 26 December 27 December 28 December 29

    7:15 a.m. No 7:15 a.m. 7:15 a.m. 7:15 a.m. 7:15 a.m. 7:15 a.m.

    Weekday Servers

    Amanda Clune Ethan Ebbing Ben Giere Justin Gruss

    Zach Diller Ethan Elander Kayden Giere AJ Harlamert

    David Dippold Drew Eyink Owen Hamberg Braylen Harlamert

    Lydia Dippold Eli Gels Allison Hamberg Brooke Harlamert

    Choirs

    Holy Trinity Stewardship

    December 16, 2018

    Envelopes $8,737.00

    Loose 1,960.02

    Total $10,697.02

    HOLY TRINITY

    Cluster Office 419-678-4802 CCD Office 419-678-3328 CCD Administrator: Charmaine Bettinger [email protected]

    Music: Ron Johnson [email protected] Maintenance: Rob Schmidt Youth Ministry: 419-678-3328

    Lori Knapschaefer [email protected]

    Parish Council President: Denny Knapke 419-852-2353

    Call for Prayer: 419-678-4084 Church Basement Rental:

    Brenda Wellman: 419-678-4802

    mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]:[email protected]

  • DECEMBER 23, 2018 FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT HOLY TRINITY

    108 E. Main St., Coldwater, OH 45828 NEWLY BAPTIZED Fitz Joseph Hoyng, son of Alex and Brittany (Firks) Hoyng.

    NEW MEMBERS John and Julie (Gengler) Roberts and their children John & Landon. The parish welcomes them.

    COLUMBIAN SQUIRES collecting new/gently used toys at Santa House downtown in Coldwater or contact 678-3288. Money canisters located in local businesses. Money goes to Holy Trinity Food Pantry.

    GUARDIAN ANGEL PROGRAM: We are once again looking to aid those teens attending the Steubenville Youth Conference. We are asking generous parishioners to donate toward each teen’s trip. Donations of $50, $100, & $150 are suggested but any amount is welcomed! This year we have 41 teens attending! A huge thank you to those who have already donated! May God bless you!

    CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE Monday, December 24 at 5 p.m. & 12 midnight and on Tuesday, December 25 at 7,9 & 10:30 a.m. and 12 noon. New Year’s schedule is Monday, December 31 at 5 pm &on January 1 at 7 & 9 a.m.

    ANNUAL SQUIRES/MOMS CHRISTMAS DINNER Thursday, December 27th at 6 PM in the Church Basement. We will have pizzas & wings. This Dinner is for Mom’s & Son’s and any other son’s you may have that are Squires age (12-18). This is just the Squires way of saying ‘Thank You’ to our Mom’s for what they do for us all year. So we can have a count for how much food to order, please give me a call at 419-678-3288 with your RSVP by the morning of December 27th (by noon). If you know of anyone that would like to join the Squires, this might be a good time to invite them. Thanks, Ralph Gels

    TAYLOR MCGEE TO SPEAK AT MASSES NEXT SUNDAY Taylor who helped with our youth ministry last year is now working for NET Ministries in Ireland. She will be speaking at all Masses to share her story and ask for our prayers and financial support next weekend.

    CCD NEWS Charmaine Bettinger 419-678-3328

    [email protected]

    (www.coldwatercluster.org/calendar.php)

    Upcoming Events: December 20-January 8th—Christmas Break. Classes resume

    January 9th.

    January 2nd: Religion Teacher in-service. 7PM at New

    Bremen Parish Center. Andrea Patch; Managing Director of

    Discipleship for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, will be

    speaking to us that evening about “Theology of the Body”.

    January 16th: Cluster 2nd grade First Communion

    Parent/Student Meeting 6:30PM. No 3:15PM session for 2nd

    grade only. Parents/students meet in the church basement.

    Bring your “With Jesus Always” booklets.

    VOLUNTEERS: Please be sure to read your monthly Virtus bulletins.

    TEACHERS: Please continue or begin your Vocare session

    HOLY TRINITY YOUTH MINISTRY NEWS

    Lori Knapschaefer 419.678.3328

    [email protected]

    MERRY CHRISTMAS See you next year!

    CLUSTER INFORMATION

    MERRY CHRISTMAS

    ETERNAL REST to Jeanette Fisher whose funeral was Wednesday, January 8 at Holy Trinity (served by luncheon 5) and Nancy Riethman whose funeral was Wednesday, December 8 at Holy Trinity.

    CLUSTER OFFICES CLOSED DEC. 24, 25 & 31 & JAN 1.

    ARE YOU TAKING HOLY COMMUNION TO THE SICK OR THE HOMEBOUND? Archbishop Schnurr is asking that extraordinary ministers of holy communion (EMsHC) not come forward in the Communion procession during Mass and extend their pyx for an additional Host or additional Hosts. For taking Holy Communion to the sick of homebound immediately after Mass (this applies also for Briarwood and for the hospital), from Holy Trinity, please put the pyx or pyxes on the tray on the credence table before Mass. Put the number of unconsecrated hosts which you need in the pyx or pyxes yourself. Follow the instructions posted in the sacristy. For Philothea and Saint Anthony, take the pyx to the sacristy before Mass, give to the priest or sacristan, indicating the number of hosts needed. After the Prayer after Communion the priest will call you forward and hand you the pyx. This new procedure is intended to serve a dual purpose: first, it reminds everyone that the sick and the homebound are still among us and deserve our prayer and pastoral care; second, it avoids unknown persons coming forward with a pyx asking for additional Hosts. Thank you for your cooperation.

    www.formed.org: Formed has some great selections for

    Advent/Christmas: The Juggler of Notre Dame: The story of the

    Juggler of Notre Dame goes back to at least the 12th century in France

    as one of the "miracle plays" of the medieval period in which God

    rewards devout commoners through acts of wonder. In this gripping,

    heart-warming contemporary version from Paulist Productions,

    Barnaby ekes out a bare existence juggling in the street for coins. He is

    broken-hearted over the death of his wife and best friend. Barnaby drifts

    aimlessly until he stays in a small community where he is treated

    kindly. As Christmas approaches, all are making special gifts for the

    Lord. Barnaby despairs over having nothing to offer until he discovers

    a most profound truth about the meaning of Christmas and giving. Stars

    Melinda Dillon and Merlin Olsen. Run Time: 50 mins. Use parish

    code 7222be and sign up for an account to access the Cluster

    subscription or direct by www.coldwatercluster.formed.org . You’ll have

    access to so many good resources to grow in your faith!

    TRADITIONAL LATIN MASSES Mondays at 10 am at St. Anthony and Wednesdays at 8 am at St. Mary, Philothea. This will be in addition to the regular morning Mass at 7:15 am at Holy Trinity. No Latin Masses on December 24, 26 & 31.

    PATRIOTIC ROSARY on Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary, Philothea. Please pray for our country. NO PATRIOTIC ROSARY on Tuesday, December 25 & January 1

    HUMANAE VITAE: encyclical of Pope Paul VI: Recourse to

    Infertile Periods #16. Now as We noted earlier (no. 3), some

    mailto:[email protected]://www.coldwatercluster.org/calendar.phpmailto:[email protected]://www.formed.org/http://www.coldwatercluster.formed.org/

  • DECEMBER 23, 2018 FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT people today raise the objection against this particular doctrine of

    the Church concerning the moral laws governing marriage, that

    human intelligence has both the right and responsibility to control

    those forces of irrational nature which come within its ambit and

    to direct them toward ends beneficial to man. Others ask on the

    same point whether it is not reasonable in so many cases to use

    artificial birth control if by so doing the harmony and peace of a

    family are better served and more suitable conditions are provided

    for the education of children already born. To this question We

    must give a clear reply. The Church is the first to praise and

    commend the application of human intelligence to an activity in

    which a rational creature such as man is so closely associated with

    his Creator. But she affirms that this must be done within the

    limits of the order of reality established by God.

    If therefore there are well-grounded reasons for spacing births,

    arising from the physical or psychological condition of husband

    or wife, or from external circumstances, the Church teaches that

    married people may then take advantage of the natural cycles

    immanent in the reproductive system and engage in marital

    intercourse only during those times that are infertile, thus

    controlling birth in a way which does not in the least offend the

    moral principles which We have just explained. (20)

    Neither the Church nor her doctrine is inconsistent when she

    considers it lawful for married people to take advantage of the

    infertile period but condemns as always unlawful the use of

    means which directly prevent conception, even when the reasons

    given for the later practice may appear to be upright and serious.

    In reality, these two cases are completely different. In the former

    the married couple rightly use a faculty provided them by nature.

    In the later they obstruct the natural development of the generative

    process. It cannot be denied that in each case the married couple,

    for acceptable reasons, are both perfectly clear in their intention

    to avoid children and wish to make sure that none will result. But

    it is equally true that it is exclusively in the former case that husband and wife are ready to abstain from intercourse during the

    fertile period as often as for reasonable motives the birth of

    another child is not desirable. And when the infertile period

    recurs, they use their married intimacy to express their mutual

    love and safeguard their fidelity toward one another. In doing this

    they certainly give proof of a true and authentic love.

    CONTRIBUTIONS Are you age 70 ½ and required by the IRS to take annual distributions from your IRA account? If so, you may consider making a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD) from your IRA account directly to the church. QCD’s will satisfy your annual distribution requirement and will not be included in your taxable income for the year. This could be a great way to save taxes and financially support the church or your favorite charity. For more details on Qualified Charitable Distributions from your IRA account, please contact your tax advisor as we cannot give specific tax advice.

    WATCH OUR MASSES ON LINE: All daily Masses can now be watched live at 7:15 am. Our Sunday Masses can also be watched live with our 5 pm (Saturday), the 9 a.m. and 10:30 am

    (Sunday). Masses archived and viewable at a later time. Access to these Masses can be found on our website (www.coldwatercluster.org).

    MORE PODCASTS:

    Diapers and Disciples, A weekly podcast where Amber hosts a guest and is “changing the world, one diaper at a time.” https://www.diapersanddisciples.com/ Do Something Beautiful, Leah Darrow, former model, is a Catholic speaker and writer, who hosts this podcast “to inspire women to do something beautiful with their lives.” https://leahdarrow.com/category/podcast/ EWTN, Who doesn’t want to listen to Mother Angelica? The television channel ministry she founded also has a radio station, which hosts many programs throughout the day. http://www.ewtn.com/radio/

    OUR BULLETIN SPONSORS FOR THE WEEK SS Auto Detailing

    Independent Capital Management Mercer Health

    Ray’s Refrigeration, Inc.

    GENERAL INTEREST INFORMATION

    CASC (Catholic Adult Singles Club)., Mon., Dec. 31, New Years Eve/Coldwater. For more info call 419-678-8691.

    YOUNG CATHOLIC ADULT EVENTS See our webpage at www.daytoncatholicya.com

    MAC (Mercer & Auglaize Co. Catholic) Young Adult Carly at [email protected]

    ST. JOHN PAUL II YOUNG ADULT GROUP Saturday morning Mass at 10 am at Maria Stein Shrine followed by coffee in the gathering space at 10:45. Contact [email protected] for more info.

    PROM DRESS EXCHANGE Sun., Jan. 6th from 1-3PM in the St. Henry Elementary School Gym. Sellers must pay a $5 fee to show their dress, and they determine the sale price. People selling dresses must drop them off between 11AM and 12:30PM that day, and they can pick up their money or unsold items at 3:15 PM. Free admittance & open to the public. All proceeds to benefit the St. Henry Academic Promoters, any questions contact Tonya Stucke at 419.678.7903.

    NEWSPAPER SIGNATURE AD CAMPAIGN To commemorate the 46th Anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing abortion, the Mercer County Right to Life Chapter will once again purchase a full-page ad in the Daily Standard. For a $5 donation, your name, along with several hundred others, will be included in the Pro-Life Ad. If you wish to participate in this year’s Ad Campaign, please send $5.00 along with the name or names as you wish it to appear in the newspaper to Pat Pottkotter, 5158 State Route 119, St. Henry, 45883 by January 7, 2019. Make checks out to Mercer County Right to Life. Please don’t wait until the last minute to turn in your name. This ad will appear in the newspaper Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

    GRIEFSHARE a weekly support group for people grieving the loss of a close personal relationship, will be offered at St. Michael’s Parish Office Center, 33 Elm St., Ft Loramie from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. beginning Mon., January 7 for 13 weeks. Cost is $25. If interested, call Rose Meyer at 937-295-2891.

    http://www.coldwatercluster.org/https://www.diapersanddisciples.com/https://leahdarrow.com/category/podcast/http://www.ewtn.com/radio/http://www.daytoncatholicya.com/mailto:[email protected]:[email protected]

  • DECEMBER 23, 2018 FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT SCHOENSTATT EVENT Sun., Jan 6 at 1:30 pm at St. Louis Church basement(North Star) with Fr. David Zink. For more info contact Dan at 937.467.9476.

    Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics 2291 St Johns Rd, Maria Stein

    www.MariaSteinShrine.org To register for any of these events call 925-4532

    ANNUAL NATIVITY EXHIBIT Dec. 1-Jan. 7, during business hours from the collection of Tim & Kathleen Nealeigh..

    The Malhotra Collection Art Exhibit in honor of Mother Teresa from the Museum of Spiritual Art. now through December, 2018, during normal Shrine Hours. Located on the 3rd Floor Hallway & Upper room. All proceeds from gift shop sales help to support the Maria Stein Shrine of the Holy Relics which is open seven days a week M.-Th. 9:30-6; F & Sa.: 9:30-4; Su.

    Noon-4.

    IF YOUR MARRIAGE NEEDS HELP…RETROUVAILLE…A LIFELINE Is your marriage going down the right road…or is it a little off track? Life can be difficult, and so can the challenges you face in marriage. Does the distance between you seem wide? Have you or your spouse become unloving or uncaring? Are you already separated or divorced or even thinking about it? Looking for a better way? Retrouvaille can help and offers hope for a better relationship. Retrouvaille is a confidential peer ministry of volunteer couples that can help you learn the tools of healthy communication, build intimacy and healing, just as they have done in their own marriages. Retrouvaille is Christian-based, and Catholic in origin, but welcomes couples of all faiths as well as non-religious couples. Retrouvaille can help get your relations back on track. No couple is ever denied the chance to heal and renew their marriage because they face financial difficulties. For more info about our upcoming Retrouvaille of Cincinnati/Tri-State Weekend January 11-13. Contact www.cincyretrouvaille.org, www.retrouvaille.org or www.helpourmarriage.org or call 513.456.5413.

    PHI BETA PSI SORORITY, IOTA MU CHAPTER HOLIDAY SALE Pecans, cashews, and chocolate candies are on sale now and through the holidays by Coldwater chapter. Available at the People’s Bank branch in Coldwater or Merle Norman Cosmetics.

    KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FREE THROW CONTEST Sunday, January 20 at the PALACE (High School gym). Girls and Boys ages 9 to 14 (age as of Jan'1). Registration begins at 1p.m. Contest begins at 1:30. Pick forms up at

    Middle School office or at the event.

    TRUSTING GOD FOR LIFE - Thursday, January 10, at 7PM on in the St Joseph Parish Life Center,(101 W Pearl St, Wapakoneta) Jenn Giroux, a Registered Nurse of 33 years, lives in Cincinnati with her husband and 9 children. She has witnessed up close the physical, emotional, and spiritual damage in the areas of abortion and birth control. Jenn’s pro-life presentation includes compelling real life stories and new facts and statistics that will shock, inspire and stay with you to share with loved ones and the upcoming generation to help reverse the 50-year assault on life at all stages. This will be an evening of hope and thanksgiving to God that He chose each one of us to be here, at this moment in time, to stand up for Him and to defend the unchanging truths on life and love preserved within our One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic Church.

    SURVIVING DIVORCE: FEBRUARY 5 THROUGH APRIL 23 Marriage is meant to last a lifetime. Most engaged couples approach their wedding day fully believing and intending this. Sadly, however, too many hearts and homes end up experiencing the pain of divorce. Surviving Divorce was created to bring hope and healing to those who have experienced the pain and loneliness of a broken marriage. The Petersburg Parishes are offering this 12 week video series on Tuesday evenings, February 5 through April 23 (7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) in the Adult Room of the St. Joseph Parish Life Center (attached to the church located at 103 W Pearl St., Wapakoneta). Call 419.738.2115 to register. A $25 fee will cover the cost of the program. If this would create a financial hardship, please mention that when registering.

    MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND. Is your marriage cooling off? Spice things up with a Marriage Encounter Weekend! The next Marriage Encounter weekends in this area January 25-27 at St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Sharonville, OH** and February 15-17 at Holy Spirit Center in Norwood, OH.**this weekend is an in-Parish weekend. Couples will leave each evening, and return each morning, no lodging provided. The content and format of the weekend is the same. For more details or reservations: Andy and Jeanne Folfas at (937)866-5196 [email protected] or esharing.org

    DISCERNMENT GROUP (for those making major decisions) Young adults 21-35 group & college group will meet once a month. Contact Jenna at [email protected] or text 937.974.0626 for more info

    SAVE THE DATE! February 9th, MAC Young Adults and JP 2 Young Adult group are hosting a retreat, "Anchored," for young adults ages 20-35. We would like to invite any young adults from your parish to experience a day of prayer and reflection lead by Fr. Ethan Moore. This is a fantastic opportunity for young adult small groups, RCIA candidates, young families, and college students.

    SAVE THE DATE! The annual Full of Grace Women’s Conference hosted by the St. Henry Cluster of Parishes is scheduled for Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 9am– 2pm at St. Bernard’s, Burkettsville. This year’s theme is “Intentional Serenity” with special guest, Tami Kiser of “Smart Martha”. A wonderful day is being planned. More details soon!

    ATTENTION Lifelong Learners: The University of Dayton Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (UDOLLI) has announced the availability of their Winter Program brochure. The program starts January 14 and covers over 65 subjects with no exams, grades or formal education required. A single registration fee of $80 entitles you to register for as many of the seminars as you wish. To read our brochure online, visit go.udayton.edu/udolli. For more information or to be added to our mailing list please call the Office of Special Programs and Continuing Education at 937-229-2347.

    COUNTY AL-ANON MEETINGS for family/friends of Alcoholics--

    Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at Spiritual Center (Montezuma Annex) 6731 St. Rte. 219 and Fridays from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in Holy Trinity church basement, Coldwater; County AA meeting (Alcoholic Anonymous) for

    alcoholics on Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 p.m., at Spiritual Center (Montezuma Annex) 6731 St. Rte 219 and Fridays from 7:30- 8:30 p.m. in Holy Trinity church basement, Coldwater.

    http://www.mariasteinshrine.org/http://www.cincyretrouvaille.org/http://www.retrouvaille.org/http://www.helpourmarriage.org/mailto:(937)866-5196mailto:[email protected]://ww.esharing.org/mailto:[email protected]://go.udayton.edu/udolli