Question of the Week - Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church



Question of the Week - Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church
Our Lady of the Holy Souls Catholic Church
1003 North Tyler Street - Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
Fr. Erik Pohlmeier, Pastor
Fr. Dhanraj Narla, Associate Pastor
Deacon Lawrence H. Jegley
Deacon Tim Massanelli
Anne Thomisee, Director of Religious Education
Fred Graham, Organist & 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
Monique Raines, Wedding Director
Church Office .......................... (501) 663-8632
School ..................................... (501) 663-4513
Cafeteria .................................. (501) 663-6125
Extended Care ......................... (501) 663-7438
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.
E-mail: [email protected]
Parish Office Hours
Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 12 Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.
Sunday, October 21st
11am – 3pm
October 24 - Abbot Jerome Kodell
We hope you will join us at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday,
October 24, in the Parish Hall as Abbot Jerome Kodell
of Subiaco Abbey inaugurates our Monthly Speaker
Series. In this, the Year of Faith, Abbot Jerome will
present his acclaimed program on Prayer: the nature
of intercessions, methods of prayer, dealing with
problems of prayer such as distractions, and the results
of prayer in our daily lives. If you have not previously
heard Abbot Jerome, you will not want to miss this
opportunity. Refreshments, as with all our programs,
will be served.
Please join us after the 10am
Mass on the playground for Old
Fashioned Carnival Games
including Cake Walk, Bounce
House, Dunking Booth, Face
Painting, Photo Booth, Raffle Baskets, Hot Dogs,
Nachos, and more!
Chef Phil Brown is returning this year for the sit down
Spaghetti & Sausage Lunch in the Allen Center from
11am – 1:30pm. Tickets (adults $10, children $6) may
be purchased at the door if you missed the pre-sale
of tickets.
~ Question of the Week ~
MARK 10: 35 - 45
Think of someone who exemplifies
humble service.
What about this person impresses you?
“All Souls’” Shrine
We invite all parishioners to bring a framed picture of
a deceased loved one to be placed in front of the altar
on our shrine for the month of November. The pictures
should be in a frame no larger than a 8 x 10. Pictures
may be dropped off at the church office during business
hours (8am-4pm) by Wednesday, October 31. The
pictures should have your name, phone number and
address on them. The pictures will be placed by the
church staff on the Shrine for All Souls on November
1. Then, the pictures will need to be picked up by
November 24 & 25 in the church vestibule.
This Week at Holy Souls . . .
Church (CH); Parish Hall (PH); Allen Center (AC);
Gathering Room (GR); Eucharistic Chapel (EC);
Benedict House (BH); School (S)
Liturgical Notes . . .
Monday, October 22:
7am Mass, CH;
4pm Parish Children’s Choir, S;
5:45pm Parish Handbell Choir, CH
Tuesday, October 23:
7am Mass, CH;
10am Card Party, PH:
3:05pm Advanced Children’s Choir, S
Wednesday, October 24:
9am Adoration, CH;
5:15pm Benediction, CH;
5:30pm Mass, CH;
7pm Parish Choir Rehearsal, CH;
7pm Adult Faith Formation
Speaker Series, PH;
7pm Sr. CYM, BH
Thursday, October 25:
7am Mass, CH;
6:30pm RCIA, PH
Friday, October 26:
7am Mass, CH;
8:15am School Mass, CH
Saturday, October 27:
8am Mass, CH;
2:45pm Confessions, CH;
4pm Mass, CH
Sunday, October 28:
8am Mass, CH;
10am Mass, CH;
5:30pm Mass, CH
Next Weekend, October 27 & 28 . .
First Reading — I will lead the people to brooks of water,
on a level road, so that none shall stumble (Jeremiah 31:7-9).
Psalm — The Lord has done great things for us; we are
filled with joy (Psalm 126).
Second Reading — It was not Christ who glorified
himself, but rather the one who said to him: You are my
son: this day I have begotten you (Hebrews 5:1-6).
Gospel — Immediately the blind man received his sight
and followed Jesus on the way (Mark 10:46-52).
The English translation of the Psalm Responses from the Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997,
International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.
Servers: T. Bornhoft, V. & E. R. Boe, D. Nehus;
EMC: S. Nehus; Lectors: D. Menz, H. Wortsmith;
Ushers: K. Stephens, R. Seay
Servers: G. & G. Orellana, A. Rankin, S. Johnson;
EMC: C.& L. Lantz; Lectors: K. de Noble, R. Nabholz;
Ushers: G. Hoffmann, R. Grafe
Servers: C. & R. Parker, Z. Robbins, J. Jones
EMC: M. Lipsmeyer; Lectors: M. Zakrzewski, R. Cheek;
Ushers: F. Zakrzewski, K. & L. Ehemann
Servers: J. Wilkinson, D. Thompson, M. & R. Payne;
EMC: M. S. Whitelaw; Lector: G. Quinn, J. Kilpatrick;
Ushers: P. Stabnick, W. Morris
All Souls Day Celebration
October 28
Desperate Causes
~ Holy Souls Parish’s Feast Day ~
Jude was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. He is
generally identified with Thaddeus, and is also
variously called Jude of James, Jude Thaddaeus, Judas
Thaddaeus or Lebbaeus. He is sometimes identified
with Jude, “brother” of Jesus, but is clearly distinguished
from Judas Iscariot, another disciple and later the
betrayer of Jesus. Ancient writers tell us that he
preached the Gospel in Judea, Samaria, Idumaea,
Syria, Mesopotamia, and Lybia. According to Eusebius,
he returned to Jerusalem in the year 62, and assisted
at the election of his brother, St. Simeon, as Bishop of
Friday evening, November 2nd
5:30 p.m.
in the Church
Parish Choir ~ Advanced School Choir
Parish Children’s Choir ~ 3rd Grade Saints
followed by
Blessing of Columbarium
6:30 p.m.
He is an author of an epistle (letter) to the Churches of
the East, particularly the Jewish converts, directed
against the heresies of the Simonians, Nicolaites, and
Gnostics. This Apostle is said to have suffered
martyrdom in Armenia, which was then subject to
Persia. The final conversion of the Armenian nation to
Christianity did not take place until the third century of
our era. Jude was the one who asked Jesus at the
Last Supper why He would not manifest Himself to the
whole world after His resurrection. Little else is known
of his life. Legend claims that he visited Beirut and
Edessa; possibly martyred with St. Simon in Persia.
Hot Dogs ~ Chips and Cheese Dip ~ Drinks
on Playground*
Big Screen Movie
Play on the Playground
Socialize with old & new friends!
(*weather permitting - alternate location is Allen Center Gym)
Jude is invoked in desperate situations because his
New Testament letter stresses that the faithful should
persevere in the environment of harsh, difficult
circumstances, just as their forefathers had done
before them. Therefore, he is the patron saint of
desperate cases. We will honor St. Jude with a
temporary shrine in the front of his statue, which is
located on the south side of the church.
The Pornography Plague
and the Path to Christian Purity
by Jeff Cavins
Pornography has become pervasive in our culture – a true
plague, infecting nearly every corner of our society. Its
disastrous effects are seen in sexual addiction, ruined
marriages, and shattered lives. Jeff Cavins notes that many
men struggle with pornography. With great insight, he
shows how we can fight pornography’s devastating
influence and chart a course to true Christian purity.
Please welcome the following newly baptized children
of God into our church community:
Addison Ryan Williams
son of Jan & Susan (Stull) Williams
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
Richard Haven Baugh
son of Richard & Robyn (Keller) Baugh
Holy Souls This & That . . .
Mass attendance, October 6 & 7
Mass attendance, October 13 & 14
Weekend Collections –
October 6 & 7
October 13 & 14
Total Oct. Collections
Total Oct. Budgeted Collections
Chalice Program
Actual Collections (7/1/11 - 9/30/12)
Budgeted (7/1/11 - 9/30/12)
Children’s collections - Oct. 2012
The Holy Souls Vocation Committee
is inviting families, individuals, and
couples to sign up for the Vocations
Chalice Program. When you sign up,
please indicate which Mass you
normally attend on the weekends. You
will be notifed in advance about which
Mass you will be presented the chalice.
When it’s your turn, the priest will
present you the Vocations Chalice
during Mass. Then you take it to your home for one week
and pray every day for vocations. Please sign up in the
vestibule of church or call Chris Friemel at 681-8228.
Thank you for supporting our church!
If you have not returned your
Catholic Arkansas Sharing
Appeal pledge card, please make
a pledge. So far, 166 parishioners have pledged $54,068
towards our 2012 goal of
Our Lady of the Holy Souls offers Online Giving! Visit
the parish website to sign up for Online Giving and
begin donating to the parish automatically. By signing up to give your weekly offertory and special
collections online, you will help the parish more
accurately forecast our finances and plan more
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Parishioners Need:
Wednesdays - For 1 Hour - 9am to 5pm
Eucharistic adoration is the act of worshiping God as He is
present in the consecrated Eucharist. Since the Last Supper, when Jesus broke the bread and distributed the wine,
saying, “This is my Body” and “This is my Blood,” Catholics have believed that the bread and wine are no longer
merely baked wheat and fermented grape juice, but the
actual living presence of the Second Person of the Trinity.
Spending time before the Blessed Sacrament, in prayer
and devotion is exactly the same as spending time before
the living God.
The Couple to Couple League of Central Arkansas offers
a series of 3 classes on Natural Family Planning (NFP)
at various locations around central Arkansas. For more
information, call Evelyn Hart @501-224-7949 or visit .
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.
Every Wednesday from 9am to 5:15pm the Blessed
Sacrament is exposed for Adoration in the Church. Would
you like to spend an hour on Wednesdays with the Lord?
You may either sign up for a specific hour each Wednesday
(we need to be sure someone is in the church every hour
during Adoration) or just drop by for a visit. Please call the
church office to sign up .
Understanding My Value
To My Church Community
Laura Humphries, Parish Life Coordinator
Restless Heart is the first
full-length movie about the
life of St. Augustine. Born in
North Africa, Augustine
becoming an accomplished
but dissolute orator. After
converting to Manichaeism,
a guilt free religion, he was
called to the imperial court
in Milan to serve as an
opponent to the Christian
Bishop Ambrose. But when
the Empress Justina sent
imperial guards to clear
out a basilica where
Augustine’s mother, Monica,
was worshiping her constant prayers and the witness of
Ambrose won him over to Christianity. Serving in Hippo in
430 AD, Bishop Augustine urged the Roman Garrison to
negotiate with the Vandal King Genseric, but they roudly
refused. He passed up on a chance to escape on a ship
sent to rescue him by the Pope, and stayed by the side of
his people. Christian Duguay directed the film, and the
cast includes, Franco Nero, Johannes Brandup, Monica
Guerritore and Alessandro Prezosi.
Stewardship Is Not An Option
Stewardship could seem to be an optional discipline, like
choosing to be a vegetarian. But stewardship really isn’t
optional for a follower of Christ. Jesus himself, more than
once, talked about being a good “steward.” The letters of
Paul and Peter talk about this too. It’s a New Testament
word. We speak of ourselves as “children of God.” Is that a
metaphor? Are we simply saying that God treats us like
sons and daughters? But it’s not a metaphor. God doesn’t
treat us as though we were God’s sons and daughters.
God made us his sons and daughters.
If I truly am a daughter or son of God, then all the people on
earth are my brothers and sisters. If I truly am a daughter
and son of God, then everything I have comes from God. If
I truly am a daughter and son of God, then God and I are in
this together. I am a partner in the continuing co-creation
and redemption of the world. That’s why stewardship is not
optional for a follower of Christ. Stewardship is not about
raising money. It’s a whole way of life, based on the belief
that we truly are daughters and sons of God…and my life
proves it. An excerpt from The Little Burgundy Book
Presented by the Knights of Columbus of Council #812.
Stewardship is not a bad word; many people think it means
raising money and shy away from it, but it’s not. Certainly,
the church cannot function without financial contributions
but if we truly understood and lived stewardship no church
would really ever have to ask for money it would be there.
Parishes that live stewardship freely provide Catholic
education for all their families; they support the poor; they
flourish and grow. There are no worries where the money
for the new roof will come from or how it will pay for the
maintenance on air conditioners, etc. Stewardship takes
trust in God, real trust in God; not just the words but the
real belief that He will take care of us. It’s not a complex
concept but it is one that requires prayer and devotion to
faith in the one that created us and gave us what we have.
Proceeds to help support Seminarians.
Market Street Cinema
1521 Merrill Street, Little Rock
November 2nd thru the 8th -- 7:00 pm.
$10.00 Admission
To purchase tickets in advance,
call Market Street Cinema at 312-8900.
Petitions of the
Ministry of Praise
Pray for the Sick
Please pray for all our sick and shut-ins and
their families who care for them -- especially . . .
Jessica Odle Remsing; Micki Gangluff; Karen Hunter; Aidan
Remsing; Claudine Pianalto; Donna Goodfellow; Annette Tracy;
Rosemary Sorsby; Rudy Gangluff, Jerry LaFevers; Louise Joiner;
Larry Cross; Aloise Medlock; Geneva Stewart; Mildred Dixon;
Vicki Morris; Marcelline Giroir; Tracy Paul & Patsy Pool Dobbins;
Robert Boers; Joe Drilling; Rita Nehus; Courtney Sick; Sylvia
Forte; Stella Cia; John Graham; and Joe Kearney.
General Petition:
That the New Evangelization may progress in the
oldest Christian countries.
Mission Petition:
That the celebration of World Mission Day may result
in a renewed commitment to evangelization.
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.
Around the Diocese . . .
ATTENTION ALL ADULTS - (College age and older)
Thank you to those who chaperoned the Junior High CYM
on Friday, October 12. There were 58 junior high youth
and a few siblings! Your leadership and assistance is
greatly appreciated: Max Lester, Leslie Magri, Stacy
Marcotte, Kay Payne, and Jan Sponer.
• Are you looking for a deeper meaning for life?
• Do you ever ask yourself “What in the world is
happening to us?” and “Where is God in all of this?”
• Do you wonder how can you “LIVE” Christian values
in today’s culture?
Thank you also to those who sent food. We now have
plenty of food for the next dance.
If you are looking for answers to any of these questions, join Bill
Donaghy for a Special One Day presentation of John Paul II’s
teachings known as “Theology of the Body” or TOB. To be held
at Catholic High School in Little Rock, AR on November 10th
from 9:00 am – 3:30 pm. For more information and how to
register…Please contact Jasmine Moore at [email protected]
or at 501-664-0340 ext 323
“Be doers of the word” (James 1:22)
CYM meets Wednesday, October 24, 7-8:30 p.m.: It’s
the Hallowe’en Party with games and prizes and good
food. Benedict House open until 9 p.m. There will not
be CYM on October 31.
Cemetery in Little Rock is offering to plant a minimum of five
daffodil bulbs on a grave of your choice for a donation of $10.
Proceeds will support the upkeep of the cemetery grounds.
Please mail your donation to: Calvary Cemetery, Diocese of
Little Rock, P.O. Box 7565, Little Rock, AR 72217.
Sunday, November 4 our Youth Mass will be the 10
a.m. Mass followed by lunch and our service project:
Rake and Run! We will have lunch after Mass followed
by service from noon until 2 p.m.
Spots still open for the 2013 SPRING BREAK SKI TRIP
to Breckenridge, CO. The dates are March 16-22. The
basic package cost is $675 which includes bus
transportation, some meals, condominium, ski rental (snow
board extra), and lift tickets. Lessons, required for first
time skiers, are extra. A $125 deposit holds your
Registration for new members is completed in the church office
or online by visiting our web page, Please
contact the church office or go online at 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.
8th Graders & Parents: Interested in the ski trip? You
may begin signing up and paying your $125 ski trip deposits
on Thursday, September 13. See above (Sr. High CYM)
for more info.
If you are interested in returning to the Catholic Church, please
call Anne Thomisee in the church office.
Register now for the Junior High Spectacular, a Diocesan
event on Sunday, November 11. It’s from 10:45-5:30
and includes Mass. It’ll be at CTK. There will be music,
lunch, a great speaker, kids from all over Arkansas, and
there’s even a t-shirt! Cost is $35, and 7th and 8th grade
Religion students get bonus for attending! 6th Grade
students may also attend. Contact Youth Office for
registration information. Registration is due by October
22 to guarantee a t-shirt.
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
The Eucharistic Chapel is open from 8am-3pm (Monday, Tuesday,
Thursday, & Friday). On Wednesday, the church and Eucharistic
Chapel are open from 9am till after the 5:30pm Mass.
Open Night at the Benedict House will be after the CHS
vs. Parkview game this Friday, October 26 from 9-11
p.m. Come to the BH and hang out with your friends, listen
to music, eat, play games, and just enjoy yourself! It’s for
7th and 8th graders, and it’s free.
Baptisms are scheduled on an individual basis. Please call
the church office for more information.
Contact the church office a minimum of six months in advance.
Our CYM fall service project will take place on Friday,
November 9, 3-5 p.m. We will rake some of the
parishioners’ yards in the neighborhood. It’s fun when you
are working with your friends!
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.
Liturgy Schedule and Mass Intentions
Monday, October 22
7:00 a.m. Mass
Tuesday, October 23
7:00 a.m. Mass
Wednesday, October 24
5:30 p.m. Mass
Thursday, October 25
7:00 a.m. Mass
Friday, October 26
7:00 a.m. Mass
8:15 a.m. School Mass
Saturday, October 27
8:00 a.m. Mass
4:00 p.m. Vigil Mass
Sunday, October 28
8:00 a.m. Mass
10:00 a.m. Mass
5:30 p.m. Mass
Eph 2:1-10; Lk 12:13-21
Ada Taillac by Carol & Larry Lantz
ST. JOHN OF CAPISTRANO - Eph 2:12-22; Lk 12:35-38
Special Intention for Virginia Hall by Carolyn Henry
ST. ANTHONY MARY CLARET - Eph 3:2-12; Lk 12:39-48
Ellen Dailey by Jim & Patti Dailey
Eph 3:14-21; Lk 12:49-53
Robert E. Lee & Louise Raney Dobbins by Neil H. & Regina Malczycki Dobbins and family
Eph 4:1-6; Lk 12:54-59
Special Intention for Emma Louise Clark by Diane Hoelzeman
Margaret Proctor by Michael & Louene Lipsmeyer
Eph 4:7-16; Lk 13:1-9
Ida Dobbins Kennedy by Rose Bartlett
Bill Stuff by Alice Stuff
30TH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME - Jer 31:7-9; Ps 126; Heb 5:1-6; Mk 10:46-52
Clara Nabholz by Rose Nabholz
Intentions of Parishioners
Elizabeth Miller Jones by Joe & Frances Siebold and family

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