St. Mary’s Catholic Family News Sheet
January 13 & 14, 2018
Father Federico:  833-3131           Parish Office:  833-5835
Liturgy Schedule
(January 15 -21)
Monday        8:30 AM           Peace in the world
Tuesday       8:30 AM           Rev. Donald Lenzini
Wednesday  6:00 PM           Xue Yun Tang S.I.
Thursday     8:30 AM           Mary Wang
Friday          8:30 AM           Intentions of Catholic Extension donors
Saturday     4:00 PM           Confession
                   5:00 PM           Rose Tanalia  
Sunday        7:30 AM           Our Parish Family
                  10:00 AM          Fran White-Boes

Ministry Schedule – January 20 & 21
                  5:00 P.M.
Lector              Holly Wohlwend
Servers            Nick Hannan – Katelynne Heinrichs
Euch. Min.        Patricia Payne – Joe Wendling - Susan Sheffer
Greeters           Volunteers
                 7:30 A.M.
Lector              David Smiley
Servers            Will Smiley – Sophie Smiley
Greeters          Richard & Mary Ann Stout
                10:00 A.M.
Lector             David Helman
Servers           Graciana Helman – Dominick Helman
Euch. Min.       Susan Hoyle – Terrie Hale - Barb Smith
Greeters         Sonny & Liz Mandeville

Please Pray For:
Greg Bearce, Bill Eblen, Tracee Foley, Carol Frick Missy O’Daniel Franklin, Perry Hazelwood
Charlene Potts, Terry Rueffer, Dick Schaefer
Kay Schaefer, Jack Sherwin, Louise Westbrooks
Prayerline — Diane Lovell     833-3700

Pre-Cana Day
Saint Francis Xavier in Carbondale will be presenting a Pre-Cana Day on Saturday, January 20, 2018.  Couples may go to the parish website to download the registration form, fill it out and mail it in with the $40.00 registration fee.  The cutoff date for registration is January 16, 2018.

The Messenger
Make the Messenger a part of your New Year’s Resolution!  The Messenger brings you the stories of real people quietly living their faith through compassion and good works.  Inspirational stories that show our Catholic faith is alive and well in southern Illinois.

Respect Life Corner -- Project Rachel:  Peace Starts Here

You may be thinking, “I don’t deserve to be forgiven.  My sins are too great!”  Thankfully, God’s love is greater than the sins of all time. Jesus offers his grace and forgiveness to every repentant heart
Learn, Act, Connect, Pray: If you or someone you know is suffering after abortion, confidential non-judgmental help is available. Project Rachel, the Catholic Church’s ministry to those who have been involved in abortion is a network of specially trained priests, religious, counselors, and laypersons who provide team response of care for those suffering in the aftermath of abortion.  In addition to referring for Sacramental Reconciliation, the ministry provides an integrated network of services including pastoral counseling, support groups, and referrals to licensed mental health professionals.  To learn more visit  The national toll-free number for Project is 888-456-HOPE (4673).  Pray that those women and men who have been affected by abortion get the healing they desperately need.


Second Sunday of Ordinary Time  --  January 13-14, 2018
Q & A with Jesus.  The gospel of Saint John records the very first words of Jesus as this question:  “What are you looking for?”  The gospel response was, and still is, “Being with you, Jesus!”  To be with Jesus, we must Come!  See!  Stay!  After seeing and staying, we believe.  After believing, we act.  We must.    
               • What am I really looking for?
               • How can I find it in Jesus and in the Christian community?
               • Am I willing to come, see, and follow?  This week it means ________________

Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Samuel answered, “Speak, for your servant is listening.”  Let us practice listening better to God and our spouse by participating in a Worldwide Marriage Encounter (WWME) weekend in Springfield, IL on March 23-25, 2018.  The next weekend in the St. Louis area is on February 2-4, 2018.  To register or for more information call 314-649-7317 or go online to


Please pick up your 2018 tithing envelopes at the church entrance.


Ministry Schedules
The January/February ministry schedules are available in the side chapel  Please take one home.  It is your responsibility to get a substitute if you are unable to come at your appointed time.

TEC (Teens Encounter Christ)
Calling all juniors and seniors in high school:  TEC (Teens Encounter Christ) weekend:  February 17-19, 2018 at Mater Dei High School in Breese, IL.  Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) is a three-day Catholic retreat for the young adults of Southern Illinois.  It’s a place for older teens and young adults to reflect – through talks, skits, art, music, sacraments, fellowship and fun – on where they are in life and how they can live their faith with love, joy and courage.  TEC is also open to adult observers (18+).  To learn more and/or to apply visit:


Catholic Urban Programs’ Trivia Night
Catholic Urban Programs is hosting a Trivia Night
to benefit its Neighborhood Law Office!

Saturday, February 3, 2018
Catholic Pastoral Center
2620 Lebanon Avenue, Belleville, IL 62221

$10 per person (table of 8)
Bring your own food & drinks
• Silent Auction
• Wheelbarrow of booze
• 50/50 Raffle

To register online visit
Questions – call 618-398-5616
Limited tables available – make your reservations today!