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Parish Voices
Bulletin For The Third Week Of Ordinary Time 

St John Baptist de LaSalle Catholic Church

January 27, 2023

Parish Schedule

Holy Mass

Weekends:

Saturday Vigil in English 4:00PM

Sunday Mass in English 11:15AM

Misa Dominical en Español 1:00PM

 

Weekdays:

Wednesday Mass in English 11:00AM

Lunes Misa en Español 6:30PM

Misa del martes en Español 6:30PM

Misa del jueves en Español 6:30PM

Confession

Saturday 3:00PM or by appointment

Sábado 3:00 PM o con cita previa

 

Eucharistic Adoration

Thursday 7:00 PM and  Sunday 6:00 AM

Jueves 7:00 pm Domingo 6:00 AM

Church Office:

10:00AM-1:00PM M-F

2PM-5PM Saturday

This Week’s Readings

Sunday January 22, 2023

Reading 1, Isaiah 8:23-9:3
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 27:1, 4, 13-14
Gospel, Matthew 4:12-23
Reading 2, First Corinthians 1:10-13, 17

Monday January 23, 2023

Reading 1, Hebrews 9:15, 24-28
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6
Gospel, Mark 3:22-30

Tuesday January 24, 2023

Reading 1, Hebrews 10:1-10
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 40:2, 4, 7-8, 10, 11
Gospel, Mark 3:31-35

Wednesday January 25, 2023

Reading 1, Acts 22:3-16
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 117:1, 2
Gospel, Mark 16:15-18

Thursday January 26, 2023

Reading 1, Hebrews 10:19-25
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 24:1-2, 3-4, 5-6
Gospel, Mark 4:21-25

Friday January 27, 2023

Reading 1, Hebrews 10:32-39
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 37:3-6, 23-24, 39-40
Gospel, Mark 4:26-34

Saturday January 28, 2023

Reading 1, Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19
Responsorial Psalm, Luke 1:69-75
Gospel, Mark 4:35-41

St John Baptist de LaSalle Catholic Church

 

Adam is organizing a committee to plan a party to celebrate Fr John's 40th year as a priest. The next meeting will be Saturday January 29th at 5:00 PM. He needs just a few people to sign up and be willing to help make this celebration special. Approach Adam at Mass or contact him at (336-262-5869) if you are interested. 

It's once again time for the  Diocesan Support Appeal. The purpose of the Diocesan Support Appeal (DSA) is to help provide the annual funding necessary to carry out the mission of our diocese – namely to fulfill our call to “grow ever more perfectly into a community of praise, worship, and witness, and to become a leaven of service and sign of peace through love in the Piedmont and western North Carolina.” The DSA provides funding for 50 ministries and programs.

Our church website is being updated by Adam. Please contact him (336) 262-5869 If you have any feedback or if you need him to help you with any volunteer work. Adam does not accept any forms of payment.

News and Events

Gospel Reading for January 27, 2023

MARK 4:26-34

Jesus said to the crowds: ‘This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man throws seed on the land. Night and day, while he sleeps, when he is awake, the seed is sprouting and growing; how, he does not know. Of its own accord the land produces first the shoot, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear. And when the crop is ready, he loses no time: he starts to reap because the harvest has come.’ He also said, ‘What can we say the kingdom of God is like? What parable can we find for it? It is like a mustard seed which at the time of its sowing in the soil is the smallest of all the seeds on earth; yet once it is sown it grows into the biggest shrub of them all and puts out big branches so that the birds of the air can shelter in its shade.’ Using many parables like these, he spoke the word to them, so far as they were capable of understanding it. He would not speak to them except in parables, but he explained everything to his disciples when they were alone.

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January 27, 2023

Lector/EME Schedule

January 21 4:00 PM K. Potter, G. Sorel (L) M Sorel (EME)

January 22 11:15 AM D. Shirk, M. Leach (L) A. Miller (EME)

January 28 4:00 PM K. Robertson, T. McMahan (L) M. White (EME)

January 29 11:15 AM A. Stone, M. Davis (L) B. Mora (EME)

February 4 11:15 AM R Goughnour, V Anthony (L) K. Potter (EME)

February 5 4:00 PM M Hauser, D. Shirk (L) A Stone (EME)

February 11 11:15 AM A. Stone, K. Potter (L) M White (EME)

February 12 4:00 PM R & S Caudill L) M Hauser (EME)

February 18 11:15 AM K. Robertson, G. Sorel (L) M Sorel (EME)

February 19 11:15 AM M. Davis, M. Leach (L) A. Miller (EME)

February 22 11:00 AM T. McMahanK. Potter (L) A Stone (EME)

February 25 4:00 PM V AnthonyT. McMahan (L) K. Potter (EME)

February 26 11:15 AM M Hauser, J. Gorich (L)M. Leach (EME)

Make a difference

 Catherine H. Barber Memorial Shelter 

 List of Current Needs

• Coffee

• Coffee cups with lids

• 30 Gallon size trash bags

• Clorox wipes

• Microwavable meals

• Canned food/drinks

• Indvidual snack crackers

• Restaurant gift cards

Protecting Against Spread of the Coronavirus (COVID19)

 With positive cases of the virus confirmed within our region, St. John's has taken steps to prevent its further spread: 

• Refrain from shaking hands during the Sign of Peace.

• We only are offering the Eucharist under one species

• Refrain from holding hands during the Lord’s Prayer.

• Prayerfully consider receiving the Holy Eucharist only in your hands instead of on the tongue.

• Priests and EMEs are using hand sanitizer near the sanctuary to cleanse hands before and after Holy Communion.

• We have removed holy water from the fonts.

• Anyone who is ill, or suspects they are ill, should not come to Mass.

St John Baptist de LaSalle Catholic Church

January 27, 2023

Useful Catholic Links

Diocese of Charlotte 

https://charlottediocese.org

Catholic News Herald

https://catholicnewsherald.com/

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 

http://www.usccb.org

Catholic news agency

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/

EWTN

https://www.ewtn.com/

Priests and office staff

Very Rev. Fr. John David Hanic V.F. Pastor

Fr. Jose Rebaque S.A.C. In residence

Rev. Harold Markle Deacon

Temoc Herrejon Faith formation

Laura Yanez Accountant Assistant

Leslie Boyd Long Music

Ann Stone RCIA

Adam Welch Office manager    

The Pope's Monthly Intentions

Each year, the Holy Father asks for our prayers for a specific intention each month. You are invited to answer the Holy Father's request and to join with many people worldwide in praying for this intention each month.  The Holy Father has entrusted these intentions in a particular way to the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network, an organization that works to encourage Christians to respond to the Pope's appeal and to deepen their daily prayer. You can find more information about the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network on their website at popesprayerusa.net

January: For educators We pray that educators may be credible witnesses, teaching fraternity rather than competition and helping the youngest and most vulnerable above all.

February: For parishes We pray that parishes, placing communion at the center, may increasingly become communities of faith, fraternity and welcome towards those most in need.

March: For victims of abuse We pray for those who have suffered harm from members of the Church; may they find within the Church herself a concrete response to their pain and suffering.

April: For a culture of peace and non-violence We pray for the spread of peace and non-violence, by decreasing the use of weapons by States and citizens.

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Man, I hate having to be patient and rely on other people! When I was young, they used to say that I was "driven by a motor." As silly as that saying is (what else are things driven by?), there is some truth to it. I like to get things done. Some people like to sit on things, and it drives me absolutely nuts. I'm not alone in wanting people to conform to my ways and stick to my schedule. Some of us may not be shy about letting them know exactly how we feel about it, while others of us are non-confrontational and prefer to let things play out. This same impatience can bleed through into our relationship with God. "Why hasn't he answered my prayer?" we might ask ourselves as we bow our heads for seemingly the hundredth time. "How long does he expect me to continue to put up with this?" While our lives appear to be short, and thus our time appears to be valuable, it is important to remember that we were created to live eternally. St. Cyprian asked a question that has always stuck with me. He asked, "How can anyone be either wise or patient unless he knows the wisdom and patience of God?" It takes a lot of self-control to be a patient person. Even right now, as I write this, my phone keeps going off. It's driving me completely bananas, and I can feel myself gritting my teeth. I can't control that people are texting me while I'm busy, but I can control how I respond. St. Philip Neri said, "Sufferings are a kind of paradise to him who suffers them with patience, while they are a hell to him who has no patience." When we learn to be patient, we let go of annoyance. Being annoyed is one of the worst feelings, I'm sure you can agree, and it often leads to stress and anger if left unchecked. If we choose to accept life's little irritations, we are freed from the temptation to lash out and sin and are instead given opportunities for spiritual growth. So, while I may want things to be set in motion now, instead of waiting for this person to do it their way, it may be a good idea to remember the words of  St. Bonaventure when he warned, "Beware of becoming vexed or impatient at the faults of others; for it would be folly, when you see a man falling into a ditch, to throw yourself into another for no purpose." That visual makes me laugh, but he makes a good point. Don't let someone lead you to the point of sin. Remember, you can't control them. I'll leave you with one final quote. "If you seek patience, you will find no better example than the Cross, great patience occurs in two ways: either when one patiently suffers much, or when one suffers things that one is able to avoid and yet does not avoid. Christ endured much on the Cross and did so patiently." --Saint Thomas Aquinas. God bless you all, Adam

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