January 5, 2014 — Epiphany of Our Lord
Living the Gospel with Love and Courage
Masses for This Weekend
Saturday, January 4
4 p.m. — † Ted Reynolds (Fr. Burkhardt & Deacon Erv)
Sunday, January 5
8:30 a.m. — † Harold Buehler (Fr. Hennes)
10:30 a.m. — † Dorothy Brzezinski (Fr. Hennes)
Jackson Mark Kilde & Nora Clarity Gardner
2 p.m. — † Song Leng Yang, Ge Yang, Lue Yang, Der Yang, Yer Yang, Chue Vang Thao, Chay Vang, Doua Thao, Leng Thao, Mee Thao, Cher Neng Yang, Chia Vang, Lia Xiong (Fr. Burkhardt)
6 p.m. — For the People of St. Anne’s (Fr. Burkhardt)
Masses for This Week
Monday, January 6
7 a.m. — Communion Service (Deacon Erv)
Tuesday, January 7
7 a.m. — † Peter & Ada Calmes (Fr. Hennes)
Thank You!
On behalf of the many men and women
who serve Christ in the foreign missions,
the Diocesan Mission Office extends to
St. Anne Parish a heartfelt thank you for
your financial generosity on World Mission Sunday. We
have received your contribution of $242.00, which will
be forwarded to the National Office of the Society for the
Propagation of the Faith. Thank you also for your generous
Mission-coop donation of $3,787.69, for the Discalced
Carmelite Friars in Kenya. May God bless you for the
financial and spiritual help you offer the Missions.
The next GriefShare, Grief Support
Group will begin Monday, January 6,
2014. There will be 10 sessions held
on Mondays from 2-3:30 p.m. in the
parish library. Please RSVP to Jennifer Kareken, [email protected]
stanneswausau.org or 715-849-3930 ext 303.
Mass Announcements: If your parish group wishes to have
an announcement made during Mass, please submit the
announcement to your staff link by the Wednesday before.
We ask that all announcements be brief, two sentences
or less in length. The bulletin or website should be the
primary means of communicating longer messages.
10 a.m. — † Ed & Tom Rolnicki — Benedictine Center
(Fr. Burkhardt)
Wednesday, January 8
7 a.m. — † Ruth & David Stencil (Fr. Burkhardt)
8:15 a.m. — † Mark Watson (St. Matthew Celebrant)
Thursday, January 9
7 a.m. — † Miles Hughes (Fr. Burkhardt)
Friday, January 10
7 a.m. — † Ted Reynolds (Fr. Burkhardt)
Saturday, January 11
8:30 a.m. — † Michael Bandock (Fr. Burkhardt)
Reconciliation to Follow
Masses for Next Weekend
Saturday, January 11
4 p.m. — St. Anne Special Intention (Fr. Schaefer)
Sunday, January 12
8:30 a.m. — Living & Deceased friends Prayerful Praise Choir (Fr. Schaefer)
10:30 a.m. — † Beatrice Koy (Fr. Schaefer/Deacon Erv)
2 p.m. — For the People of St. Anne’s (Fr. Burkhardt)
6 p.m. — † Joseph Karlen (Fr. Burkhardt)
A Few Dates to Keep in Mind
We hope the early days of the Christmas season has been
a blessed time with family and friends with each other by
celebrating the gift of who Christ is in your life. As the new
year approaches,
• Wednesday, January 8, Faith Formation resumes
• January 8 is the Parent-only session for Embrace
Parenthood to be held at St. Michael’s Parish, please
note that this is a location change from the original
• Mark the calendar for Wednesday, January 29, the
Middle School and High School Sylvan Hill Tubing night!
More information to come in the Formator, forms will
be distributed in early January.
Transition in Catechists-In Turn Help Wanted!
Due to job transitions and other exciting opportunities,
three of our catechists have decided to discontinue as a
catechist in the new year. In turn, we will have catechist
vacancies in three grade levels: Grade 3, 4 & middle
school. If you or anyone you know would be a great asset
to our catechist team, PLEASE contact John in the Parish
office at x306 anytime before Jan 8th (our first class) to
make the necessary arrangements. Please pray for the
right people to step forward in this very important ministry!!
Embrace Parenthood Parent Session
Wednesday, January 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
St. Michael Parish
611 Stark Street, Wausau
All parents of children in grades K-3 are invited to attend
the Embrace Parenthood learning session. Participants
will identify and understand ten basic parenting duties
that result in stronger families and happy, healthy and holy
children. Come learn and discuss effective approaches
that result in disciplined, motivated and respectful
This free session, sponsored in part by the Diocesan
Annual Appeal will be presented by Alice Heinzen, codirector of the Office of Marriage and Family Life. Any
further questions can be addressed to John Schmitt in the
Parish Office.
Bulletin Copying Volunteer Needed:
The inside pages of the bulletin are
copied in-house by a volunteer. We
are in need of another volunteer
who would be willing to run the Risograph copy machine
for a couple hours every other week. Copying is done on
Wednesdays and the hours are flexible. Experience not
necessary. If you feel you are interested and have more
questions or want to give it a try, contact Jen Switlick
at the Parish Office 715-849-3930 or email [email protected]
Help Wanted: Bulletin Editor
I have loved doing the weekly bulletin for
St. Anne Parish for three years now. It has
been a marvelous way to become involved
in nearly every aspect of Parish life, with a
time commitment of only 6-8 hours a week (on Mondays
and Tuesdays).
I started a full-time job this week, and I think it is a
good time to hand over the reins to someone else with
experience in document design. If you would like to learn
more about this stipended position, please email me at
[email protected] at your earliest convenience.
Thank you, Cheryl Mathis
Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers Needed. Do you have a
special devotion to Jesus in the Eucharist? We would like to
train more Eucharistic Ministers. You will not be scheduled
to serve. After you are trained, just sign in by the sacristy
when you arrive for Mass! If you are interested in training
for this role, please contact Kristine Koppela in the parish
office or email [email protected]
Do You Have a Ready Smile? We need more greeters!
To make sure that each of our entrances has a smiling
representative of the parish family, we’d like to add more
greeters to our liturgical volunteer rolls. If you’d like to
learn more about this valuable ministry, please contact
Kristine Koppela in the parish office or email [email protected]
Sociables will meet Tuesday, January 14 in the South
Readings for the Week of January 5, 2014
Sunday: Is 60:1-6/Eph 3:2-3a, 5-6/Mt 2:1-12
Monday: 1 Jn 3:22--4:6/Mt 4:12-17, 23-25
Tuesday: 1 Jn 4:7-10/Mk 6:34-44
Wednesday: 1 Jn 4:11-18/Mk 6:45-52
Thursday: 1 Jn 4:19--5:4/Lk 4:14-22a
Friday: 1 Jn 5:5-13/Lk 5:12-16
Saturday: 1 Jn 5:14-21/Jn 3:22-30
Next Sunday: Is 42:1-4, 6-7/Acts 10:34-38/Mt 3:13-17
Gathering Space at 1 p.m. Come join us! Bring a friend for
cards and refreshments. Call Doris Erdman at 715-3555889.
Don’t Forget Share Sunday When You Shop!
All food items collected during our “Preparation of Gifts”
in January will go to the Wausau Area Hmong Association.
Please remember our Hmong family members do not use
pork & beans or tomato-based products.
Stewardship of Treasure
Troop 427 News
Amount collected last 2 weekends
Peter Raschke, the Committee Chair for Troop 427
Monthly ACH divided by number of weeks
and John Kuiken, the Charter Representative, presented
Total Collected
a check for $1,000 to Father Al for the support St. Anne’s
Amount Needed Each Week
offers the Scouting program. Over 100 Scouts are involved
in the Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Junior Explorer programs
chartered through St. Anne Parish.
Diocesan Annual Appeal Report (last update 12/16/13)
Scouts are challenged to stretch themselves in
new areas of knowledge and service. One that recently
took place was the Troop’s Christmas giving program
Amount Due
that provided food and gifts to needy families. The Troop
provided gifts and food for four families this year with each
Boy Scout personally donating to this wonderful cause. One
of the Scouts, Derrick Talg, donated over $160 himself that
was earned from an Eagle Project he recently completed.
This extremely thoughtful donation to families in need
illustrates the wonderful lessons learned from the Scouting
As we celebrate the feast of Epiphany, I would invite the
question: What would prompt us to stop everything in
our life and set off on a search? The amazing piece of
Epiphany is to think about some people who were willing
to put everything in their lives on hold to follow a star. They
didn’t know how long it would take to discover its truth.
They had no idea what they would encounter along the way,
whether it would be filled with safety or treachery. They
would have to rely on others to help them if their supplies
ran low, the star became difficult to see or follow, or they
simply needed to take a rest from the length of their
journey. Have we attempted anything close to this type of
The life of faith is the ability to search for God. Sometimes
that means we have to put aside everything else in our
lives in order to accomplish that search. In a simple way,
the church invites us to put aside enough time to attend
church every week in order to keep our search lively. Some
people choose to extend that time with God to a retreat in
which puts aside a week to pray, read and search for the
meaning of God within life. Some people feel called to a
vocation in which they volunteer time to work for the church
or a non-profit organization by which they find the God
who is present in the midst of the needs of the world. The
search is an opportunity to know God and how he is active
within our world. The search doesn’t happen unless we
choose to make it happen. As we celebrate Epiphany, take
a moment to consider the caliber of our personal search
for God. Are we as intent as the Magi? If we need to make
an adjustment, how might we improve our search?
Thank you to all who attended and helped as ministers for
our Christmas celebrations! Christmas is special within our
community because of those who attend and give of their
time to assist the needs of the parish. Consider joining
their efforts – are you willing to serve, read, distribute
communion, greet, or fill one of our ministry needs? Let
the coordinators know of your desire – your help is much
Thank you to the Hospitality Committee for the Donut Hole
Sunday this weekend! Enjoy this opportunity to talk with
fellow parish members and a morsel before moving on to
the rest of the day.
For anyone who is looking for an opportunity to attend
Mass during a midday time slot, Aspirus Wausau Hospital
offers a twelve noon Mass on Wednesdays. Priests from
our Wausau Deanery are scheduled. The Mass occurs
in the chapel on the first floor. During this month of
January, I am scheduled for one Mass. I will have Mass on
Wednesday, January 22 at noon.
The Diocesan Annual Appeal is a challenge this year. We
are approximately halfway to our goal. Please consider
giving to this important cause. We have received benefits
from this Appeal during this past year; without reaching our
goal, these opportunities would not have been possible.
As a reminder, the date for receiving a larger rebate is April
1. Would you help us achieve success by then? Please
consider a donation – Thank you!
Fr. Hennes will be taking a short vacation within the next
week. We have invited Fr. Schaefer to assist us with the
weekend of January 11-12. We are grateful for his help
as we begin a new journey due to the departure of the
Capuchins from St. Anthony Retreat Center.
May the blessings of God be showered upon you this week!
Fr. Al
Low gluten hosts available: If you need a low gluten
host, please take one of the cards from the basket
at the entrance. Come up the center aisle for
Communion and show the Communion Minister the
card. They will provide a special dish from which you can
take a low gluten host.
Newspaper Sales: There are Sunday newspapers for
sale at the West & South Entrances. $2 ea.
St. Anne Parish Office Hours: Our parish office is open
Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. except
during holidays.
Go to www.stanneswausau.org for Sunday bulletins,
pastoral letters, Spirit newsletters, Faith Formation
resources and so much more!
Telephone and Front Desk Reception: When we are
unable to answer the phone, we ask that you be
patient when after 6 rings, an automated attendant
answers your call. Please listen carefully to the options
listed in the greeting, choose an option, then leave a
Please Note: We no longer accept ink cartridges for
recycling. Please contact the store you purchased it from
for disposal methods.
[phone: 715.849.3930]
Mass Bags Still Available
Jesus has been damaged, but his Mass bags are
still available for our children ages 2-5. Children
are able to take a bag at the beginning of Mass,
look at the books and activities, drawing and
returning the bag at the end of Mass. We have
received some good feedback and some beautiful
drawings. For questions please contact Melanie
Guckenberg 715-675-5687.
Every weekend, St. Anne
Parish uploads one or two
homilies to our website.
Want to learn more about the Mass readings? Our homilies
are an excellent place to start. www.stanneswausau.org
Leadership Reports: Ever wonder who does
what and what is really going on behind the
scenes? Stay up to date on our monthly
Leadership Reports. They are online!
Bulletin submissions must be received at least two
weeks prior to the publication date. Email [email protected]
stanneswausau.org. Questions? Contact Jennifer Switlick
at the parish office (715-849-3930) or the bulletin editor
Cheryl Mathis ([email protected]).

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