4:00pm Holy Family Willard
6:30pm St. Anthony Loyal
8:30am St. Mary Greenwood
10:30am St. Anthony Loyal
8:15am Holy Family Willard
8:15am St. Anthony Loyal
8:15am St. Mary Greenwood
8:15am St. Anthony Loyal
Thorp Deanery Convocation
Wednesday, Oct. 26 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Abbot Jerome Hall
St. Anthony Church, Loyal
Keynote: Fr. Ed Shuttleworth
on ALPHA and
reaching the fallen away.
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|Dear of People of St. Anthony, St. Mary and Holy Family Parish:
“Woe to the complacent!”
Now this one I think we have covered. I don’t know anyone around here whom you could describe as “complacent.” Overworked? Yes. Troubled by the condition of the world? Yes. On your knees daily asking God for help? Yes. Complacent? No. Unlike Dives, the rich man in today’s Gospel, none of us are dressed in purple, dining sumptuously everyday, unconcerned about the world around us. We would better be described as thread bare, too rushed to sit down and eat, and deeply worried about the daily news. Complacent we are not!
Take that St. Anthony Fall Festival Committee. They have been working very hard to prepare another wonderful celebration for us next weekend. Please note there will be a special 4:00 pm Mass at St. Anthony’s in addition to all of the regularly scheduled Masses. Music will be provided by the Balsm Road Ramblers. They will also provide music out under the tent while the Sheephead Tournament is being played. There will be roast beef sandwiches and a potato bar to keep body and soul together. And new for the kids will be an outdoor movie.
We are so blessed to have the 30 member strong choir from St. John’s in Marshfield leading us in song at the 10:30am Mass on Sunday. After Mass you can look forward to another amazing roast beef & polish sausage, homemade sauerkraut, corn, potatoes, and homemade pie and ice cream dinner. Then head out on to the Fest grounds for the Kids Pedal Pull, the Sheephead Tournament continued, the live auction and a variety of games for children. You’ll find everything but…… complacency… at the St. Anthony’s Annual Fall Festival!!
I draw your attention also to the two inserts in this weekend’s bulletin. The Sharing the Light of Faith brochure is for our second annual Thorp Deanery Convocation. If you were one of the 102 people who attended last year’s convocation you know what excitement it generated. It left us all stirred up with new ideas for parish ministry and new contacts to help make them happen. And the team of representatives from around the Deanery who have put this together feel we have a far stronger program this year than last.
It would be a great help to receive your registration in the next week or two so we can coordinate workshops with the size of room they will need. Each participant attends the Keynote address, then two workshops. The Convocation is designed especially to strengthen the skills of those involved in a parish ministry, but everyone wanting to learn is most welcome to come. The complacent need not attend!
The other insert is the first in a series of five inserts designed by the Bishops of the state of Wisconsin to help prepare us for the November elections. This week is a letter of introduction from the Bishops. On the backside is a summary of the key principles of Catholic Social Teaching.
The next four weeks the inserts will summarize portions of the Bishop’s document: Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States.¨ You will not find in them the names of which candidates you should vote for. But they will lay out the moral values we should have in mind as we make our choices. It would be so easy if one party or the other fully embodied Catholic teaching. Unfortunately they do not.
In their letter inserted in this bulletin the Wisconsin Bishops quote the US Bishop’s document to say: Catholic voters should use the framework of Catholic Social teaching to examine candidates’ positions on issues affecting human life and dignity as well as issues of justice and peace, and they should consider candidates’ integrity, philosophy, and performance. It is important for all citizens to see beyond party politics to analyze campaign rhetoric critically, and to choose their political leaders according to principle, not party affiliation or mere self interest.
Surely that is to say: Woe to the complacent!
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