Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church 1003 North Tyler Street - Little Rock, Arkansas 72205 Fr. Erik Pohlmeier, Pastor [email protected]
Fr. Tom Marks, Associate Pastor Deacon John Hall Deacon Lawrence H. Jegley Anne Thomisee, Director of Religious Education Lynn Bauman, Music Director Denise F. Morbit, Director of Youth Ministry Laura G. Humphries, Parish Life Coordinator Mary Carman, Facilities & Events Coordinator Shelley Tienken, Business Manager Nan Connell, Accountant Cindy Stabnick, Church Secretary Edna de Noble, Pastoral Secretary Ileana Dobbins, Principal
MISSION STATEMENT Our Lady of the Holy Souls Parish is a family of believers seeking to know, love, and serve God as a faith community. To celebrate the presence of Christ among us, we will enhance the community atmosphere of our parish and develop stewardship of time, talent, and treasure.
Church Office .......................... (501) School ..................................... (501) Cafeteria ................................. (501) Extended Care ........................ (501)
663-8632 663-4513 663-6125 663-7438
Website: www.holysouls.org E-mail: [email protected]
Parish Office Hours Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 12 Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.
FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - February 1, 2015
Are You Grieving The Loss Of A Loved One? Many grieving people find that they are only beginning the work of healing when friends and family have returned to their daily life routines. Too often people tend to stuff their grief inside instead of allowing it to do the God given work for which it is intended. Don’t allow fear of what others may think to keep you from what could help you. Your bereavement experience may be recent or not so recent. You will find encouragement, comfort and help in grieving the death of a spouse, child, parent, sibling, other family member, or friend. No matter what the cause of your loved one’s death, this is an opportunity to be around others who will understand what you are feeling. You will learn valuable information about facing your new normal in life and renewing your hope for the future. Please call the church office 501-663-8632 and speak with Laura to register for the group. We will begin Saturday, February 7th at 9:30am in the Parish Hall. A $10 donation will be requested for the participant manual.
Saturday, February 14th 5-7 p.m. Dinner, Cocktails, Silent Auction 7:15 p.m. Live Auction 8-10 p.m. After Party
Dine on New Orleans cuisine, enjoy drinks with friends, bid on fabulous auction items and let the good times roll at the after party all while supporting Holy Souls. GET YOUR TICKETS AT A DISCOUNTED RATE BY BUYING THEM BY FEBRUARY 1ST! (see page 3)
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
EVERY WEDNESDAY 9:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Holy Souls Church offers Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Wednesday from 9:00am till 5:15pm. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is an opportunity to pray before Jesus Christ in a more personal way. You can sit quietly and talk with Jesus or you can bring a book of prayers and read; some books are provided. The important thing is to come and be with Jesus. Your presence is requested.
This Week at Holy Souls . . . CALENDAR
Liturgical Notes . . .
Church (CH); Parish Hall (PH); Allen Center (AC); Gathering Room (GR); Eucharistic Chapel (EC); Benedict House (BH); School (S)
Reflection for Sunday’s Readings
Monday, February 2: 7am Mass, CH; 10am Seniors Cards, PH Tuesday, February 3: 7am Mass, CH Wednesday, February 4: 9am Adoration, CH; 4:30pm Confession, CH; 5:15pm Benediction, CH; 5:30pm Mass, CH; 7pm Parish Choir Rehearsal, CH Thursday, February 5: 7am Mass, CH; 6pm RCIA, PH Friday, February 6: 7am Mass, CH; 8:15am School Mass, CH; 1:30pm Early Out for Holy Souls School; 7pm CYM Dance, AC Saturday, February 7: 8am Mass, CH; 2:45-3:45pm Confessions, CH; 4pm Mass, CH; Sunday, February 8: 8am Mass, CH; 10am Mass, CH; 1:30pm Holy Sews Work Day, PH; 5:30pm Mass, CH
5th Sunday of Ordinary Time February 8, 2015 Gospel: Mark 1:29–39
Adults: What can I do to be better prepared to proclaim the Good news with conviction? Children: How can I share my faith and trust in Jesus with my friends? *To read Sunday’s readings online, go to www.usccb.org/bible/readings/020815.cfm
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 4PM MASS Servers: M. M. & C. Menz, M. & R. Saad; EMC: K. Mondy; Lectors: D. Menz; B. Saad; Ushers: M. & C. Donovan SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 8AM MASS Servers: J. & R. Bowers, W. Krause, R. Solina; EMC: T. Kirchner; Lectors: D. Hebda, K. Mohr; Ushers: G. Hoffmann, R. Mohr 10AM MASS Servers: B. Dobbins, K. & K. Klugh, Z. Robbins; EMC: L. Hathaway; Lectors: K. de Noble, H. Taillac; Ushers: R. Pollard, B. Turner 5:30PM MASS Servers: B. Britt, J. Gibby, E. Hicks, J. Wilkinson; EMC: C. Stabnick; Lector: N. Ferrara; Ushers: W. Morris, J. Sick
Understanding My Value To My Church Community
2015 Catholic Arkansas Sharing Appeal KICKOFF SUNDAY - FEB. 7 & 8
Laura Humphries, Parish Life Coordinator
Tradition of weekday Masses
Did you know that your CASA offerings are a source of funding for the education of our Seminarians? Your faithful support helps provide the best in intellectual, personal and spiritual training and education that all of our Seminarians deserve. They have given everything for us and the Church, do we owe them any less than the best that we can give? Become a Catholic Arkansas Sharing Appeal supporter.
Once upon a time, attendance at daily Mass was a popular devotion, and often was used as a measure of a person’s holiness. But weekday Mass was not part of life in the early Church. Back then, Mass was only celebrated on Sunday, and a priest only celebrated one Mass on that day. Through the years, Church practice gradually expanded to include celebrating Masses on special feasts, in thanksgiving for favors from God, or to petition God for a favor. Eventually, Mass was being celebrated every day of the week. The Second Vatican Council stressed the value of weekday Mass by introducing specific scriptural readings and prayers for the Masses celebrated during the week. Studies today show that less than four percent of Catholics attend Mass more than once a week. An excerpt from The Little Blue Book
Open Your Hearts in Welcome
Attending mass is a blessing and privilege, in many places in the world Catholics do not have the right to practice their faith. What we take for granted some people give their lives to do. We are so fortunate to live in a free country where we can do what we want; live how we want, wear what we want, say what we want (mostly). The thing is we must keep reminding ourselves everyone is not like us, the world is not free, we are, but many aren’t. Can we do something about it? Sure, we can pray. Do we have to die to change it? No, but we can pray for our world and hopefully someday daily mass will be all over the world and not taken for granted. So use your gift of prayer and pray for freedom of religion for all people.
Holy Souls Parish’s Goal: $95,382
Saturday, February 14th 5-7 p.m. Dinner, Cocktails, Silent Auction 7:15 p.m. Live Auction - 8-10 p.m. After Party
SPECIAL PRICING thru February 1st: Tickets are $30 or $55 per couple AFTER February 1st: Tickets will be $35 or $65 per couple
GUIDE BOOK & DIRECTORY Advertising Opportunity We are in the process of updating our annual Guide Book & Directory for the Church. This book will be the Who, What, Where, When, Why and How of our Congregation. The book is being provided at no cost to our Church, including the mailing to each family, and again is being subsidized by local businesses that advertise in it. If you own or manage a business and would like to find out about advertising in our book, please call the Church Office. Recent survey results by Guide Book Publishing show that 92.1% of families would rather patronize a Guide Book & Directory advertiser over a non-advertiser. It “will pay” to advertise in our new Guide Book & Directory.
King Court Tables $1000 – Includes 10 tickets, sponsorship recognition, personal server, premium wines, desserts and more Krewe Court Table Sponsor $250 – Includes 2 tickets, sponsorship recognition and table named in your honor
To purchase tickets: go to www.holysouls.org, contact Camille Hemmer at [email protected]
or 501-681-8039, or visit the church office. -3-
Holy Souls This & That . . . COLLECTIONS/STEWARDSHIP UPDATE Mass attendance, January 3 & 4 Mass attendance, January 10 & 11 Mass attendance, January 17 & 18 Mass attendance, January 24 & 25 Diocesan Collections – Black & Indian Missions
1,210 1,123 1,174 1,263
The Passion and Resurrection Narratives of Jesus
Weekend Collections – January 3 & 4 January 10 & 11 January 17 & 18 January 24 & 25 Total Jan. Collections Total Jan. Budgeted Collections
$ $ $ $ $ $
19,216 30,028 18,876 19,718 87,837 100,000
Actual Collections (7/1/14 - 12/31/14) Budgeted (7/1/14 - 12/31/14) Excess
$ $ $
781,959 770,000 11,959
Children’s collections - Jan. 2014
Join us this Lent as we encounter Jesus in the gospel stories of his passion and resurrection using materials from Little Rock Scripture Study. This seven-week study will be offered on Monday evenings 7 to 9 p.m. (February 16 - March 30) in the Parish Hall and Friday mornings from 10 am to 12 Noon (February 13 - March 27) in the Benedict House. Call Mary Beth Gramlich 830-3223 or Lilly Hess 664-1234 for more information. Cost of study materials: $14.
Holy Sews MINISTRY
Holy Sews invites you to help sew, cut out or just support their ministry on Sunday, February 8, in the Parish Hall from 1:30-4:30 p.m. We will be making the beautiful layettes for stillborn babies who are too tiny and fragile for regular baby clothes. Even if you don’t sew, there are many other things you can do to help this ministry fulfill its commitment to its mission. You can even do your part at home in your leisure time.
Thank you for supporting our church!
Protecting God’s Children (VIRTUS) Changes Made in Reading Bulletins Bishop Taylor has announced changes to the requirements of reading of monthly bulletins and background checks. If you have direct contact with children or are an employee nothing has changed. If you do not have direct contact with children, i.e. youth volunteer, chaperone, playground volunteer, etc. you do not have to read any more bulletins unless you choose to do so. This means that Eucharistic Ministers, Ushers, Lectors, etc do not have to read monthly bulletins any longer. Attending the program Protecting God’s Children will always be a wise thing to do because it does make us aware of the many warning signs of pedophiles and also the many myths that go along with them. All are encouraged to participate in the course to keep our children and vulnerable adults safe from sexual abuse. Our next course at Holy Souls is Wed., Feb. 25, at 6pm in the Parish Hall.
The Olivetan Benedictine Sisters cordially invite the parishioners of Our Lady of the Holy Souls to an
OPEN HOUSE in Celebration of the Year of Consecrated Life at Holy Angels Convent Jonesboro, Arkansas Sunday, February 8, 2015 2:00 - 4:00 P.M.
The Catholic Diocese of Little Rock is committed to protecting children and young people. If you are aware of abuse or have been abused by clerics, Church volunteers or Church workers, please contact the Vicar General for the Diocese of Little Rock at (501) 664-0340 ext. 361, and the State of Arkansas Hotline for Crimes against Children at 1-800-482-5964. For pastoral assistance please contact the Victim Assistance Coordinators for the Diocese of Little Rock. Drs. George & Sherry Simon at (501) 766-6001. Diocesan Offices: 2500 N. Tyler Street, Little Rock, AR 72207.
Spring 40 Days for Life Prayer Campaign LITTLE ROCK WILL NOT HOST A 40 DAYS FOR LIFE THIS SPRING, BUT THE NATIONAL EVENT NEEDS PRAYERS FOR ITS SUCCESS.
~ CD of the Week ~
Focus this spring in Little Rock will be on renewed efforts to build up Christ’s army of prayer warriors to keep vigil, not just for 40 days at a time, but throughout the year. The first campaign here in 2008 resulted in a small group of people who asked “Why stop now?” Many babies’ lives have been saved through the prayers offered on the sidewalk at the abortion clinic, but more people and prayers are needed. Dozens of lives are ended each week in our community; is God asking you to join us? For just one hour a week? All lives matter and the tragedy of abortion must end. For more information call Marsha Boss 960-5051.
CHANGED FOREVER: The Sacrament of Baptism Fr. Mike Schmitz is one of the leading speakers to young people in the Church today. In this presentation, he explains how Christians truly become sons and daughters of God the Father for all eternity through the sacrament of Baptism.
Lighthouse CD’s are available in the church vestibule on Saturdays and Sundays.
Update Membership Information
A donation of $3 per CD is requested. Checks can be made payable to the parish. Donations will be used towards the purchase of additional materials.
Does our Church database have YOUR family membership record correct? Here is your chance to update YOUR record for our annual Guide Book & Directory (if you haven’t already done so). It is time for us to update our database with any changes, additions, or deletions that may have occurred in YOUR family over the past year. Have you changed your phone number? Have you moved? Are you preparing to move soon? Are all of your children still at home and are they all included in your membership record? Do you want your record published? If you have not already informed the Church Office about changes to your record, please let us know now so that the information in the Guide Book & Directory is correct. The Church Office number is 663-8632 or email [email protected]
Thank you for your help!
Pray for the Sick Please pray for all our sick and shut-ins and their families who care for them -- especially . . . Jessica Odle Remsing; Aidan Remsing; Jeffery Bowers; Jimmy Fox; Rose Bartsch; Carl Grummer; Phil Marks; Luke Siria; John Lock; Larry Cross; Millie McManus; Fred Kittler; Dorothy Ehlebracht; Angelo Paladino; Debbie Odle; Nathan Baltz; Jeanne Kreth; Randy Prickett; Ron Grafe; Clint Dunaway; Bill Rogers; Andrew Baldric; Jason Brown; Louis Caldarera; Mary Limon; Michael Fagan; and Mary Groswald. In order to keep our bulletin prayer list up-to-date, names will remain on the list for four weeks. To continue for another four weeks, please call the church office.
Petitions of the Ministry of Praise February, 2015
General Petition: Sally Holliday, mother of Allison Dietz, and grandmother of Ian & Ella Dietz; Roland Pester, uncle of Dorothy Ehlebracht; Harry Worley, father of Missy Solomon and Alice Jones, grandfather of Joe Solomon, great-grandfather of Jacob Solomon; brother-in-law of Polly Baldwin, and uncle of Ben Baldwin; Karyl Bearden, wife of Richard Bearden, and mother of James Bearden; and Isabel Dela Cruz.
That prisoners, especially the young, may be able to rebuild their lives with dignity.
Mission Petition: That married people who are separated may find welcome and support in the Christian community. -5-
Around the Diocese . . . RETROUVAILLE PROGRAM - A Lifeline for Troubled Marriages - Do you know of a marriage in trouble? Are better communication and conflict management skills needed? Retrouvaille is a program designed to help heal and renew troubled and hurting marriages. It is a relationship-building program with the main emphasis on communication between husband and wife. Separated and divorced couples are also encouraged to attend. The next Retrouvaille weekends are: St. John Center, Little Rock, AR: February 20-22, 2015 call 501-834-1956 and Tulsa, OK: February 13-15, 2015, call 918-695-7010. Or contact www.HelpOurMarriage.org Or the Family Life Office at 6640340, ext. 353 Or register online at www.retrouvaille.org.
“I in them and you in me, that they may be brought in perfection as one, that the world may know that you sent me.” (John 17:23).
The CYM will be leading the Stations of the Cross on Friday, February 20. If any senior high or junior high parish youth would like to help with this, it will require planning and practice. Please let Denise know if you are interested by Wednesday, February 4th. SENIOR HIGH CYM
PRO-LIFE EVENT - Arkansas Right to Life and Black Arkansans for Life will host a special event with Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on February 18th, Ash Wednesday. This is a “Don’t Miss” opportunity to hear one of our country’s leading pro-life voices. Watch the bulletin for more details.
The next Scripture Study will meet, Sunday February 8th, 6:30-8 pm in the Benedict House. CYM will meet on Wednesday, February 4th, 7-8:30 pm. Dinner Served! STEUBENVILLE DEPOSITS and REGISTRATION FORMS DUE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH. Conference dates are the weekend of July 17-19, in Springfield, MO. It’s going to be amazing, and your parish will help with your costs (through fundraising projects. For more information, check out http://steubenvilleconference.com/youth. Holy Souls IS GOING THIS SUMMER!!! See what so many teens are raving about.
REGISTRATION FOR NEW MEMBERS Registration for new members is completed in the church office or online by visiting our web page, www.holysouls.org. Please contact the church office or go online at www.holysouls.org if you have moved, changed your telephone number, moved from your parent’s home or graduated from college.
If you are interested in becoming Catholic, please call Anne Thomisee in the church office.
WINTER DAY OF SERVICE: Make plans to help on Saturday, February 21st. We’ll begin at 9 am and end in the early evening. Come for part or all of the day! Details coming soon.
If you are interested in returning to the Catholic Church, please call Anne Thomisee in the church office.
JUNIOR HIGH CYM
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION Saturdays from 2:45 to 3:45pm and Wednesdays before First Friday from 4:30 to 5:00pm or call the church office for an appointment.
8 Graders: Registration deadline for STEUBENVILLE IS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 8th. For more information, read about it above in the Sr. High information. The Valentine’s Dance: Friday, February 6, 7-9 pm in Allen Center. $5. th
CHURCH VISITS The Church is open from 7am-4pm (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday). Please enter through the chapel door after 9am. On Wednesday, the Church is open from 9am till after the 5:30pm Mass. Adoration is on Wednesday from 9am till 5pm.
Join us for the next Scripture Study Sunday, February 8th, 6:30-8 pm in the Benedict House.
WINTER DAY OF SERVICE: Make plans to help on Saturday, February 21st. We’ll begin at 9 am and end in the early evening. Come for part or all of the day! Details coming soon.
Baptisms are scheduled on an individual basis. Please call the church office for more information.
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE Contact the church office a minimum of six months in advance.
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Please call the church office if you or someone you know is in the hospital. We want to visit you and pray for you while you are in the hospital.
The Nursery is available in the Parish Hall for your young children (age 5 and younger) for all regular weekend Masses.
To read the daily reading online, go to www.usccb.org/nab/today.shtml
Liturgy Schedule and Mass Intentions Monday, February 2 7:00 a.m. Mass Tuesday, February 3 7:00 a.m. Mass Wednesday, February 4 5:30 p.m. Mass Thursday, February 5 7:00 a.m. Mass Friday, February 6 7:00 a.m. Mass 8:15 a.m. School Mass Saturday, February 7 8:00 a.m. Mass 4:00 p.m. Vigil Mass Sunday, February 8 8:00 a.m. Mass 10:00 a.m. Mass 5:30 p.m. Mass
THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD - Mal 3:1-4; Ps 24:7-10; Heb 2:14-18; Lk 2:22-40 [22-32]
Gerald & Sara Jansen by Fran Jansen ST. BLAISE, ST. ANSGAR - Heb 12:1-4; Ps 22:26b-28, 30-32; Mk 5:21-43
Virginia Schewing by Ellen Kanatzor Heb 12:4-7, 11-15; Ps 103:1-2, 13-14, 17-18a; Mk 6:1-6
Rose Nabholz by Juanita Lee ST. AGATHA - Heb 12:18-19, 21-24; Ps 48:2-4, 9-11; Mk 6:7-13
Cynthia Carolina Baker by Caroline & Brandon Kitchens ST. PAUL MIKI & COMPANIONS - Heb 13:1-8; Ps 27:1, 3, 5, 8b-9; Mk 6:14-29
Agatha Peckham by Greg & Rose Peckham Rose Marie Miller by Edith Treadway Heb 13:15-17, 20-21; Ps 23:1-6; Mk 6:30-34
Mel Peters by Holy Souls Parish Paula Kirchner by The Kirchner Family 5TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Jb 7:1-4, 6-7; Ps 147:1-6; 1 Cor 9:16-19, 22-23; Mk 1:29-39
Marguerite Alford by Evelyn & Paul Enderlin Intentions of Parishioners Rose Marie Miller by Patricia Rozzlle
ADDITIONAL MASS INTENTIONS: Paul Biltz