God called out to Moses from the burning bush

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God called out to Moses from the burning bush
FEBRUARY 28, 2016
THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT
PARISH CLERGY
Reverend J. Jerome Wild, Pastor
Deacon Francis C. Lally, Permanent Deacon
Reverend Richard M. Jacobs, Sunday A ssistant
Reverend Francis E. Kelly, Pastor Emeritus
LITURGY
Saturday Vigil:
Sunday:
Holy Days:
Daily Mass:
4:15PM
9:00AM & 11:00AM
As published in the bulletin
7:00AM-Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday, & Friday
Communion Service:
8:00AM - Saturday
Confession:
Satur day 3:15PM
or by appointment
Eucharistic Adoration: Tuesday 7:30AM-8PM
Rosary:
Monday, 6:30PM
PARISH STAFF
Maureen Clark, A dm inistrative A ssistant to the Pastor
Mare Barbuto, Coordinator of M usic M inistry
Sarah Stong, A dult & Children’s Choir Director
Office Hours: 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Telephone: 610-666-5820
Fax: 610-666-7511
Email: star ector [email protected] izon.net
Website: www.stter esaofavilapar ish.com
OFFICE OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
& YOUTH MINISTRY
Erin Gauntner
Coordinator of Religious Education & Youth Ministry
610-666-0167/[email protected]
MOTHER TERESA
REGIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL
405 Allendale Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Principal: Chr istine Pagan
Phone: 610-265-2323
Website: www.MTCschool.or g
Email: [email protected] g
God called out to Moses from
the burning bush and said, “Remove
the sandals from your feet, for the
place where you stand is holy ground.”
Exodus 3:4,5
LOVE GOD. LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR. MAKE DISCIPLES OF JESUS.
LOVE GOD. LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR. MAKE DISCIPLES OF JESUS.
Evening of Reflection
Dear Parishioners,
Jesus warns us today that God's justice
will not be constrained forever. We are
reminded that "if you do not repent, you
will all perish" (Luke 13:3). We are given
the grace of Lenten prayer, fasting, and
almsgiving to bring us back to the right
path.
God is a loving and forgiving God.
"[God] redeems your life from destruction, . . . crowns you with kindness and
compassion. . . . Merciful and gracious
is the LORD, slow to anger and abounding in kindness" (Psalm 103:4, 8). We
can take comfort in these words, because even if we are the ones dishing
out injustice and sorrow, God still shows
us a way back to forgiveness. God
gives us other people to help us on our
way, people who show us kindness and
compassion and help us to get on the
right path. They are like the gardener
who tells the owner of the orchard that
he will nurture the tree, fertilize it, and
perhaps it will bear fruit. These friends
of God help us to realize our ways and
nurture us back to the love of God. We
are also invited to help others on their
journey back to God in this season of
Lent. We encourage each other and
nurture each other, like the compassionate gardener of the Gospel.
Copyright (c) J. S. Paluch Company
Blessings,
Fr. Jerry Wild
Please join Fr. Wild on Monday,
2/29/16, from 6:30PM to 7:30PM in
the St. Teresa Conference Room
in our School Building for an opportunity to reflect on the meaning
of Jesus in our everyday life.
LENT PENANCE SERVICE
March 14, 2016
7:00PM
Visitation B.V. M. Church
Trooper, PA
Many priests will be available to
hear confessions at this service.
The Sacrament of Confession is also available on
Saturday afternoons from 3:15PM to 4:00PM in St.
Teresa of Avila’s Chapel. Please note that there will be
no Confessions on Holy Saturday, March 26, 2016.
Please join us in the Church at 7:00PM on the
Fridays of Lent for The Stations of the Cross.
Eucharistic Adoration
Please be aware that
Eucharistic Adoration will
end at 2:00PM on Tuesday,
March 8, 2016, due to our
Parish Celebration of the
Sacrament of Confirmation.
LOVE GOD. LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR. MAKE DISCIPLES OF JESUS.
Mass Intentions, Saints
& Special Observances
Sat. Feb. 27
4:15 PM
Sun. Feb. 28
9:00 AM
11:00 AM
Mon. Feb. 29
7:00 AM
Tues. March 1
7:00 AM
Wed. March 2
7:00 AM
Fri. March 4
7:00 AM
Sat. March 5
4:15 PM
Sun. March 6
9:00 AM
11:00 AM
Vigil Mass
Ruth Ednie
Third Sunday of Lent
Stephen & Theresa Belyus
STA Memorial Fund Members
Lenten Weekday
Jordan Willis
Lenten Weekday
Deceased of the McNichol Family
Lenten Weekday
Joseph Polito
Lenten Weekday
Vigil Mass
Margaret & Henry Pointer
Fourth Sunday of Lent
Edward Larson
STA Memorial Fund Members
Sunday, February 28
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
9:00 AM
Adult Choir Rehearsal (Church)
7:00 PM—8:30 PM
Monday, February 29
PREP
6:15 PM-7:45 PM
Faith Formation Mtg.
6:30 PM-7:45 PM
Rosary (Chapel)
6:30 PM
Tuesday, March 1
Eucharistic Adoration (Chapel)
8:00 AM-8:00 PM
Wednesday, March 2
Guitar Band (Church)
7:00 PM
Confirmation Practice (Church)
6:30 PM– 8:00 PM
Thursday, March 3
Youth Choir (Church)
7:00 PM—8:00 PM
RCIA (Good Shepherd Conf. Rm)
7:00 PM
Prayer Shawl (School Faculty Rm)
7:00 PM
Men’s Bible Study (St. Teresa Conf. Rm)
7:00 PM
Friday, March 4
Stations of the Cross (Church)
7:00 PM
Saturday, March 5
Communion Service (Chapel)
8:00 AM
Women’s Bible Study (School Faculty Rm.) 8:45 AM
Sunday, March 6
Children Liturgy of the Word
9:00 AM
Adult Choir Rehearsal (Church)
7:00 PM-8:30 PM
On February 21, 2016,
St. Teresa of Avila Parish
welcomed through the
saving waters of baptism:
Gavin Brian Noll
Maclin Chelian
Praying With Our Parish
Please pray for our recently deceased:
Joseph Danko, Lawrence Wargo.
Please pray for healing for: Shannon Austin, Frank Coll,
Michael Conroy, Ida Farrior, Sandra Ferlaine, Barrie Gehrlein,
Catherine King, Max Maertzig, Rachel McFillin, Don Pell,
Barbara Ostapowicz, Esther Toner, Eli & Ella Vivian,
Giulianna Hilend, Clara DaSilva, Anna Mirable, Mabel
Larzelere, Helen Garcia, Larry Reber, Eduardo Rojo, Michael
Semach, Robert Whalon, Jean Brosso, Connie Cane,
Jeanette Collins, Marie Miller, Holly Witlin, Sinead Hughes,
George Pierce, Samuel Casale, Vicki Russo, Tamara
Proietto, Ron Roberts, John Bubser, Jack MacDonald,
Michael Ladowitz, Emil Gaveglio, Ray Tenney, Landon
Vargas, Debbie Scott, Bonnie Concannon, Raymond Girini,
Bart Cahan, Maureen Cahan, Ann Mirabile, Steve Hedrick,
Nancy Cantral, Sandy Orth, Marilyn Keis, Gloria DiSanto,
Kaytie O’Hara, Rev. Francis E. Kelly, Jean Butera, Brooke
Weidenfeld, Michael Travitzky, Julie Noble, Lahra
Burmingham, Ralph Pettine, Patricia McDonald, Lauren
Mendez, Anthony Jacquin Mendez, Mary Snyder, Robert
Beaver, Barbara DeSantis, Diana Rava, Baby Alayna Lihn,
Baby Augustus Patterson, Christine Tasker, Jonathan Auris,
John Whitlin, Baby Brock Immel, Barbara Tassoni, Melissa
Williamson, Nick Direnzo, Robert C. McBall, Sr., Donna
Hicks, Richard Auris, Kristine Schafer, Debbie Scott, Thomas
Dietzler, Chip Capinski, Janice Gilpin, Ellen Wagner, Kathy
Hall, Catherine Fisher, Sr. Dorothy Sullivan, RSM, Domenic
DiPaolo, Alyssa Lackner.
Please pray for all those who serve our country:
Vincent Bergandino, MGySgt Darin Chinavare; Cmdr. David
L. Cute, Jr. USN; Lt. Craig Dziewatkowski; John Doran;
Lance Hecker, Sp.Op; Cmdr. Matt Kosnar, LCPL Mikey
Kirkpatrick; Capt. Thomas Larner; 1st Lt. Valerie Smith; Msgt.
Timothy R. Whalon; 2nd Lt. Jaysen Satterwhite; Tony Russo.
Parish Prayer List
Please help us keep our Parish Prayer List up-to-date.
Please contact the Parish Office at 610-666-5820 or
[email protected] to add or remove names from
our Parish Prayer List.
2/21/2016 Offering . . . . . . . . . $9,531.17
Snow Removal. . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,853.00
Miscellaneous Collections . . . $1,209.00
Thank you for your faithful support
of St. Teresa of Avila Parish!
The Rose of Life this weekend
is donated by
Deacon Frank & Dolly Lally
in memory of
Anne Lally
LOVE GOD. LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR. MAKE DISCIPLES OF JESUS.
Mother Teresa Regional Catholic School is thrilled
to announce the new design for our very successful PreKindergarten program! To begin, we will be offering, for
the first time, a full day program! This program will run
from 8:30AM to 2:30PM, 5 days a week, for 3 and 4 year
old students. In addition, there will still be the half day
option for 5 days, with dismissal at 11:30PM. For our 3
year-old students, there will also be a 2 or 3 half-day option. Additionally, we are beginning a program for 2 year
olds (look for more details to follow). Enrollment will fill
quickly so do not delay in registering! For details, please
contact: Patsy Swope, Director of Enrollment Management. ([email protected])
Tours at MTC! We welcome anyone looking for a
school for their child. MTC offers early childhood education starting with three year olds and continues through
eighth grade. If Tuesdays don’t work for your schedule,
please let us know and we will accommodate your
needs. For more information please contact Patsy
Swope at [email protected] or call 610-2652323 x225. Come see what exciting things are happening at MTC!
Invitation to the Ministry of Altar Server
Young ladies and gentlemen in 4th grade and
above are encouraged to join the Ministry of Altar Server. The honor and privilege of serving
in the Holy Sanctuary of our Lord offers a young
person the opportunity to
grow in faith and the love of
our Lord! Please call Janice
or Ken Orner at 610-6308427 by Sunday, March 20,
2016, if you are interested in
becoming an Altar Server.
Palm Weaving at STA
STA Parish Religious
Education Program
(PREP)
PREP Classes are held on Monday evenings from 6:157:45PM in the school building. Please contact our Coordinator of Religious Education & Youth Ministry, Mrs. Erin
Gauntner, at 610-666-0167 or [email protected] if you
have any questions regarding St. Teresa of Avila’s
PREP.
SOUPER BOWL THANK YOU! Many thanks to all
who brought in non-perishable food items for Souper
Bowl Sunday! We collected over 300 lbs. of food for the
Archdiocese of Philadelphia Nutritional Development Services. Your donations will feed the needy in our area.
PREP SCHEDULE:
Feb 29
March 2
March 7
March 8
March 14
March 21
March 29
PREP Classes
Confirmation rehearsal. Meet in school at
6:30PM, dismiss from church at 7:45PM.
PREP Classes, Confirmation sponsor
rehearsal 7-8PM in the church.
Confirmation Mass with Bishop McIntyre at
4:00PM in the church.
PREP Classes with music instruction
PREP Classes, staff mtg. following classes
Easter Holiday—No PREP Classes
Third Week of Lent—Hungering for a Healthy Start
The next stop on our CRS Rice Bowl journey is the
African nation of Rwanda, where we’re reminded to
care for the unborn. This week we pray for pregnant
mothers, that they may they may have the medical
and nutritional support they need to raise healthy,
thriving children.
Visit crsricebowl.org for more.
Our Arts & Environment Committee will
be weaving palm to decorate our church for Palm
Sunday. If you would like to help with this project
and learn how to weave palm, please contact John
Giuliani at 610-630-6064 or [email protected]
Palm weaving sessions will be held in the
School Building on the following dates:
Saturday, March 12, 2016 12-3 PM
Sunday, March 13, 2016 1-4 PM
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 7-10 PM
Our next Youth Ministry Meeting
will be held on Monday, March 14,
2016, at 6:30PM in our School
Building. All youth grades 7th
through 12th and their friends are
invited to attend. Please join us!
LOVE GOD. LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR. MAKE DISCIPLES OF JESUS.
Join a Ministry &
Get Active at STA!
STA offers many opportunities to get
involved in our parish. If you are looking to get active at STA, please consider one of the following ministries:
Parish Registration Team: The STA Parish Registration Team assists with registering new parishioners
after our weekend Masses. Please contact Dave Matour
at 610-945-6388 or [email protected] or Gerry Ellis
at 610-631-9078 or [email protected] if you
would like to help with this important initiative that supports the growth of our parish.
Dance Chaperone Team: Volunteering to chaperone
one or more of our middle school dances is a great way
to help us offer fun and fellowship for our youth. Our next
dances will be held on 4/8/16 and 5/6/16. Dances start at
7PM and conclude at 10AM. Please contact Kim McDonald at 610-564-3184 or [email protected] to join
our chaperone team. Any time you can give will be appreciated!
Greeter Ministry: Welcoming all to our celebration of
Sunday Mass is the responsibility of the entire STA Parish family. Please consider offering to serve as a regular
or occasional greeter. Please contact Bill Meier at 610666-7958 or [email protected] to sign up.
Music Ministry: Do you enjoy singing at Mass? Has
the Lord blessed you with musical talents? If so, please
explore joining one of our Music Ministry Groups. Please
contact Sarah Stong at 484-919-1886 if you are interested in our Adult and Children’s Choirs. For information
about our Guitar Band, please contact Mare Barbuto at
610-983-32692.
Martha’s Helpers: STA’s Martha’s Helpers offer service to the Lord by cleaning our church. Our main team
cleans the church on Wednesday mornings in preparation for Sunday Mass, funerals, weddings, and other activities. Please contact Marie Baker at 610-539-0172 for
more information.
Prayer Shawl Ministry: Our Prayer Shawl Ministry
supports our Bereavement and Pre-Jordan Ministries, as
well as other outreach. This group meets on Thursday
nights at 7:00PM in the School Faculty Room. Whether
you have been knitting for years or you have never
picked up a knitting needle and would like to learn you
are welcome to join us. Please contact Nancy Young at
[email protected] for more information or just
show up on a Thursday night!
Surrogate Godparent Ministry: STA Surrogate
Godparents work in pairs to help set up the Sanctuary for
baptisms and then restore the Sanctuary when the service is complete. The time commitment is only about one
hour every few months. Please contact Celie Heitzenrater at 610-783-5289 for more information about this
rewarding ministry serving our youngest Catholics and
their families.
News & Events from around the
Archdiocese & Local Area
Remembering with Gratitude/Joy
Sister Maureen Christi Van Winkle IHM will present Remembering with Gratitude/Joy on 3/1/16 at the IHM
Conference Center, 401 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn
Mawr, PA 19010. Stipend: $40 (includes light breakfast,
dinner and Mass.) Please call 610-581-0120 a week in
advance to reserve a place. Bring a friend!
Post-Abortion Healing Retreat
Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries is offering a Post-Abortion
Healing Retreat on March 11th, 12th, and 13th in Malvern, PA. This retreat is designed to help you experience the mercy and compassion of God. It will help you
focus on the buried emotions of the past and begin healing in a non-judgmental, safe, loving, and confidential
environment. It will give you hope for your future and
freedom from the pain within your heart and soul. For
more information, please call Geri at 610-399-0890 or
Priscilla at 215-906-6337.
Man Up Philly Catholic Men’s Conference
The 8th Annual Man Up Philly Catholic Men’s Conference will be held on Saturday, 3/12/16, at St. Joseph’s
University Hagan Arena, 5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. NFL quarterback Rich Gannon, Focus Founder
Curtis Martin, Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson, and
missionary Fr. George Grima are among the inspiring
speakers who will be featured. Please go to
www.ManUpPhilly.com to register.
WOMEN AFIRE Retreat
From Friday, 3/11/16, to Sunday, 3/13/16, come to a
beautiful retreat with Mass, Confession, inspirational
witness, teaching, music, healing prayer, quiet time and
Eucharistic adoration. The team includes: Anna Iatesta,
Kathleen McCarthy, Anne McGlone, June Piola with music by Marty Rotella. Several Archdiocesan priests will
join us throughout the weekend. Please register online
at www.malvernretreat.com or call: 610 644 0400, The
retreat will be held in the Family Life Center at Malvern
Retreat House.
Divorced & Separated– You are not alone!
Divorced & Separated—You are not alone! is a free
Catholic ministry offering welcome, support and direction in navigating this most stressful, confusing, and
painful time. Please join us on Sundays (March 6th June 12th) from 7:15 to 8:45PM at Daylesford Abbey,
220 S. Valley Road, Paoli, PA 19301. Topics include:
Anger, Depression, Loneliness, Forgiveness, Finances,
Children and more. Please contact Cathy Peacock at
[email protected] for more information.
2015 Contribution Statements
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[email protected] if you would like a 2015 Contribution Statement and have not already received one.
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