December 28, 2014 - St. Andrew the Apostle


December 28, 2014 - St. Andrew the Apostle
St. Andrew the Apostle
Sunday, December 28, 2014 ● Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, & Joseph ● Gospel: Luke 2:22-40
Presentation of Jesus at the Temple (c. 1710) By Andrea Celesti
Father Vincent M. Rogers
Phone: (816) 453–2089 ext. 3
Email: [email protected]
Father john R. Fitzpatrick
Associate Pastor
Phone: (816) 453—2089 ext. 7
Email: [email protected]
Rebecca Sachen
Phone: (816) 454—7377 ext. 318
Email: [email protected]
Shelley Palmarine
Business Manager
Phone: (816) 453—2089 ext. 4
Email: [email protected]
Mass Times Saturday
4:30 pm
8:00 am, 10:30 am, & 6:30 pm
Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri 7:30 am
8:45 am & 6:00 pm
8:30 am (School Students)
12:00 pm
5:30 pm
9:30 am
First Friday
8:00 am
3:15 pm—4:15 pm
Adoration & Benediction
9:30 am—6:00 pm
5:00 pm
5:45 pm
First Thurs. Overnight Adoration 7pm Thurs. - 7am Fri.
For Sacraments, Youth Programs, & Ministries
Please see pg. 11 of the bulletin for contact info.
Bulletin Submissions & Prayer list
[email protected]
* (816) 453—2089, ext. 5
Please submit by Monday at 5pm or earlier.
Parish News
151 new families
Mary, Mother of God: Holy Day of Obliga on
In 2014,
* Wed. Dec. 31 * 7pm Mass * No confessions
joined St. Andrew’s Parish! This
* Thurs. Jan. 1 * 8:45am & 6pm Masses * No weekly adora on nor
monthly overnight adora on.
makes a grand total of
families that are part of our parish family!
Parish & School Offices CLOSED: Dec. 31, & Jan. 1st
Catholic Key Newspaper Appeal * Jan 3/4 Weekend
If you would like a subscrip on to the diocesan Catholic
Key newspaper, please pay $25 for the year subscrip on,
and designate that on your envelope to place in the regular collec on basket the Jan 3rd/4th weekend. There
will not be a second collec on taken up. Thank you.
Homebound Voicemail Box
If you sit next to any new parishioners at Mass, please invite them
to join you and
your family for
donuts a er the
morning Masses!
December Altar Bread
If you would like to receive Holy Communion from this ministry during the
weekend OR if you currently receive it but need to make a change to your
weekend schedule, please call Silvia Torres at (816) 452-3231 before Friday and leave a message. You will be contacted regarding your needs.
Donated in memory of the
Poor Souls in Purgatory
Donated by Anonymous
PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS... Our parishioners who are sick or suffering:
Steve Ballard Francoise Bayliss
John Bayliss
Sylvie Bernard
Stephanie Cain
Ross & Clarene Cascio
Larry Catanese
Kathryn Cure
Carolyn DeMarco
Jace Devolder
Johanna Dorcy
Bill Frentrop
Miriam Gemperle
Paul Hebert
Candace Louis
John Loya
Nick Manoy
Anthony Mazzeffe
John Mahan
Wes McKellar
Coleen Moore
Ann Mulcrone
Larry Munger
Lewis Nordike
Natale Occhipin , Sr.
Theresa Occhipin
Ava Ohden
Pam Parker
Be y Payne
Mary Pearson
Ka e Perkins
Jorge Reyno
Sheila Roth
Virginia Schembri
Barbara Schmidt
Charlo e Scolaro
Judy Serrone
Kenny Su on
James Thornton
Theresa Tobin
Anna Cangelosi Toler
Chris ne Trollinger
Nancy Tutorino
Our family and friends who are sick and suffering: Jo Ann Holdener, Alec Lindsey, Rosemary Miele,
Sheila Vonn Ahme, Tom Vonnahme, Jay Overstreet, Zachary Vowinski, Douglas Bayliss, Tim Diondo, and Ric Laudel.
Our family and friends who serve in the military.
All parishioners who have passed away recently: David Ambriz, Sal Cascone, & Ma hew Manzo, Sr.
The most recently added names to the sick list above will appear in bold-faced font each week, and they will appear in the
bulletin for one month. Afterwards, they will be transferred to our Prayer Hotline for continuous prayers. If you wish to
have a name appear for more than 30 days, please contact the parish office.
Altar & Rosary Society Poinsettia Memorial Sale
Altar & Rosary Society Poinsettia Sale
School News
Virtus Training
(Protec ng God’s
Children) Class
Tues. January 27, 2015
@ St. Andrew’s Parish
Want to a end a school field trip? Or volunteer in
one of our parish or school youth programs? All
volunteers who encounter youth need to take a
one- me diocesan Virtus training class. In addion, it is mandatory that they complete a background check every 5 years and fill out an Ethics &
Integrity in Ministry form. You must pre-register
online at by crea ng a username
& password.
1st Place = Joey Palma, 2nd Place = Ella McNeil,
Ques ons? Please contact Ka e Overstreet at
3rd Place = Luca Silvio, 4th Place = Natalie Palma
(816) 453-2089 ext. 5 or [email protected]
Parish News
The Coming Home Committee
Are you looking for a way to get involved? Are you passionate about mee ng new
people and making others feel welcomed? Do you like to be around others who share
the same love of the Catholic religion as you? Then, this commi ee is perfect for you!
Our goal is to embrace new parishioners, RCIA converts, and fallen away Catholics
with the love of Christ and to welcome them home to St Andrew's Parish family.
We need your crea ve ideas and passion to help to accomplish this!
Hello St Andrew's family! We are wrapping up our first year and are looking for addi onal members for our new year that starts
at our February 2nd, 2015 mee ng. We have implemented various ideas throughout the year and have received encouraging
feedback, but in order for us to con nue this momentum, we need you so we may con nue our mission and purpose!
The commi ee strives to:
* Be the face of Christ and the first person of contact for new parishioners
* Provide general informa on about the Catholic faith
* Invite and encourage others to par cipate in parish ministries
* Serve to facilitate a personal, ongoing bond of connec on with others to parish life
* Discover new and crea ve ways to best reach out to fellow parishioners, or those who have fallen away, and who need
our help in bringing them back home.
So what's the me commitment?
* We meet only 1 me per month for about 1 - 1.5 hours at a me. (Not bad!)
* Addi onal volunteer opportuni es available if you would like to be more involved.
* A one or two-year commitment (Note: You can start with a one-year commitment, and see how you like it.)
If you like mee ng new people, being involved in the parish and helping others become closer to Christ, then we need you!
We encourage ALL parishioners to apply, especially new parishioners. If you are interested in joining, please complete an applica on today on the parish website at Please return the applica on to the parish office by Wednesday
January 14, 2015.
We look forward to mee ng all of you! God Bless!
Kris ne Tejada, Coming Home Commi ee Member
Wednesday, December 31st * 7:00 pm
Sacristan: Sharon Echols
Sacristan: Laura Heinz
David Lackey
Lectors: Ryan Carnes
Anita Pabon
Rudy Pabon
Servers: Grant Stoner
Caleb Stoner
Thursday, January 1st * 8:45 am
Sacristan: Sharon Echols
Geri Townsend
Lectors: Margaret Mancuso
Dan Grelinger
Ronnie Hall
Jerry Townsend
Servers: Ben Wormsley
Thursday, January 1st * 6:00 pm
Rainaldo Ambriz
David Lackey
Laura Heinz
Lectors: Paul Benedict
Debra Carothers
David Lackey
Bill Carothers
Servers: Nicholas Peterson
Dylan McNair
Adult Formation & Local News
BHI Class: Our Life in Christ
Dates: Thursdays, Jan. 8, 15, & 22
Instructor: Scott McKellar
Time: 6:30pm
Place: St. Andrew’s School Rm 133
Description: This course investigates Part 3 of the Catechism: “Life in Christ.” Students will learn the Catholic understanding of the human person, as discovered in nature and revealed by Sacred Scripture and Tradition. From the Catechism, we discuss the common human vocation to beatitude and how this vocation is lived out as “Life in Christ.” The concepts of
freedom, conscience, sin, grace, virtue, and law will be explored along with their role as the means of motivating moral action
from relationship and excellence rather than mere duty and legalism. Finally, the Ten Commandments will be our frame of reference for examining specific questions about moral actions and virtues.
Cost: BHI reduced the price of tuition to only $25 per course or $40/married couple! Students can save even more money if they
want to pre-pay for the year of courses. It is $150/individual or $240/married couple. As always, if a student cannot afford a
course they can request a scholarship, and we will not turn them away. For more information, please visit, email
[email protected], or (816) 714-2331.
A Biblical Workshop with
S.O.S. Benefit Dinner
Professor Sco Hahn:
for Seminarians
"The Gospel of John and the
New Evangeliza on"
Professor Sco Hahn is well
known to many Catholics as one
of the most popular speakers in the country. He is a
convert, a Biblical theologian, author, and founder of
the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology.
h p://www.salva
Dr. Hahn was appointed by Cardinal George in 2014
as the McEssy Dis nguished Visi ng Professorship in
Biblical Theology at Mundelein Seminary. He is also a
discre onary lay consultant to the Va can Congregaon for the Doctrine of the Faith. He is a frequent
presenter on Catholic radio and television. Dr. Hahn
is married to Kimberly Hahn, have six children, and
reside in Steubenville, Ohio.
Mark your calendars for Saturday, February 7, 2015
at St. Therese Parish (Parkville). More details about
this event will be provided soon by the diocese.
Ques ons? Please contact Dr. Sasso at
[email protected]
The 22nd annual “SUPPORT
Dinner is dedicated to Our
Lady of Knock and is
scheduled for Friday, January 30, 2015. This event
benefits seminarians from the Archdiocese of Kansas City, KS, the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph,
and Conception Seminary College.
It promises to be an evening filled with fun and
laughter, celebrating our Catholic faith, dining on
wonderful food, and socializing with our priests
and seminarians! We have two wonderful speakers: Archbishop James P. Keleher, Archbishop
Emeritus, of the Archdiocese in Kansas, and Fr.
Donald P. Farnan of St. Thomas More Parish in the
Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, who will eulogize Bishop Raymond Boland. S.O.S. will be held at
the Marriott Muehlebach Hotel, 12th and Wyandotte, Kansas City, Missouri.
The ticket price is $150.00 per person at tables of
ten people. To reserve your place, or an entire table, or donate to the marketplace or VIP silent
auction, contact: Martha Hodes at 913-207-9893
or [email protected]
Adult Formation & Local News
Kansas City-St. Joseph
Diocesan Cursillo Retreats
* Fri. March 13th, 2015*
6:30 - 8:30pm @ St. Andrew’s
Interna onal Speaker,
Spiritual Author, & Preacher
Fr. Jacques Philippe
With over 500,000 copies sold in 18 languages, Fr. Jacques Philippe's wri ngs on themes such as prayer,
interior freedom, and peace of heart have become classics of modern Catholic spirituality. A er joining the Community of the Bea tudes in 1976, he spent several years in the Holy Land studying Hebrew and the Jewish roots of Chris anity.
He has also preached retreats regularly in France and abroad and
has consolidated his principal retreat themes into five books on
spirituality. In recent years, he has devoted himself primarily to
spiritual direc on, preaching retreats, and working for the development of the Community in Asia and Oceania, where he travels frequently. More details coming! For more informa on, please call (816)
714-2308 or contact Jim O'Laughlin at (816) 630-1090.
Men’s Retreat is February 19-22, 2015 & Women’s Retreat is March 19-22, 2015
@ The Sisters of St. Francis Retreat
Center in Independence, MO.
Cursillo is an encounter with oneself,
Christ, and our brothers and sisters. It
enables Catholics to: Deepen their relationship with Christ; Grow in their
understanding and appreciation for the
Catholic faith; Share their faith with
family, friends, and others; Sustain a
much deeper faith life for the rest of
their lives.
For more information, please contact Mary Giordano at (816) 2152677 [email protected]
or Henry Parente (816) 507-1699
[email protected]
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A Christmas Gift
Mass of Thanksgiving
On Saturday, January 10th, 2015, a Mass of thanksgiving will be
held at St. Gabriel’s Parish, 4737 N Cleveland, KC MO at 9am.
for Married Couples...
Couples, do want to give
each other something real-
A special second Saturday Mass will be held in honor of our
Blessed Mother's intercession for all the prayers answered in our
diocese sidewalk counseling ministry and Friends of Prayer prayer groups. All
our welcome!
ly special this Christmas? How about a
Any ques ons? Please contact Tina Gorman at [email protected]
ment? That's just the beginning of
Retrouvaille: For Struggling Marriages
You Can Help Your Marriage... Do you feel alone? Are you frustrated or
angry with each other? Do you argue … or have you just stopped talking
to each other? Does talking about it only make it worse? Retrouvaille
(pronounced retro-vie) helps couples through difficult mes in their
marriages. This program has helped thousands of couples experiencing
difficul es in their marriage. For confiden al informa on about or to
register for the February program beginning with a weekend on Feb 27March 1, 2015, please email [email protected], call 1-800-470-2230, or
gift filled with Romance and Excitewhat you will receive on a Worldwide
Marriage Encounter Weekend!
The next Marriage Encounter
Weekend in KC is Feb. 6-8, 2015.
For more details, visit:, call Tony and
Barb Zimmerman (816)741-4066, or
e-mail [email protected]
Youth Formation
Mass Intentions
Monday, December 29th
7:30 am Madelynn Adkison
Tuesday, December 30th
7:30 am † Edmund Gardner
Wednesday, December 31st
7:30 am † Marvin Noll
7:00 pm Holy Day Vigil Mass: † Joe &
Nicky Nicola
Thursday, January 1st
8:45 am Holy Day Mass: † Joseph Hummel
6:00 pm Holy Day Mass: † Dustin Howell
Friday, January 2nd
7:30 am Kathy Sutton
Sacrificial Offerings to God:
Saturday, January 3rd
8:00 am
Ray Schweizer
4:30 pm
† Sonny Ferrara
Dec. 13 & 14
Sunday, January 4th
8:00 am † John Wutich
10:30 am St. Andrew’s Parishioners
6:30 pm † Paul Scola
(† Indicates Mass for deceased person)
2nd collec on
Liturgical Ministry Schedule
Saturday, January 3rd * 4:30 pm
Sunday, January 4th * 10:30 am
Anna Marie Inzenga
Greeters: Linda Buck
Karen Castrianni
Greeters: Youth
Lectors: Vic Cascio
Santa Cascio
Lectors: Anita Pabon
Rod Heelan
John Kalmus
Ron Miller
Rudy Pabon
Joe LaBella
Vince Liberto
Sal Avendano
Jeff Gorman
Laura Heinz
Servers: Johnny Joe Liberto
Connor Brady
Dick Trischler
Servers: Nnamdi Anyanike
Laurie Filley
Connie Miller
Ekene Anyanike
Frankie John Cherrito
Seth O’Dell
Sunday, January 4th * 6:30 pm
Sunday, January 4th * 8:00 am
Fred Hack
Mindy Ramsey
Donna Geisinger
Greeters: Geri Townsend
Lynn Mathews
Greeters: Michele Brady
Hannah Gorman
Lectors: Margaret Mancuso
Christina Florez
Lectors: Dan Grelinger
Candy Pfaltzgraf
Jerry Townsend
Jerry Mathews
Christopher Motko
Gary Gass
Patrick Childress
Earl Pittman
Bill Chirpich
John Chirpich
Steve Connelly
Servers: Sean Childress
Guerren Bass
Everett Bass
Servers: Zachary Gass
Ashley Gass
Mary Chirpich
Diocesan Office of Child & Youth Protection
The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph is committed to combating sexual abuse in the Church. If you are a victim of sexual
abuse, or if you observe or suspect sexual abuse:
1. Call the Missouri Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-392-3738 (if the victim is currently under the age of 18), and
2. Contact your local law enforcement agency or call 911, and
After reporting to these civil and law enforcement authorities, report suspected sexual abuse of a minor or vulnerable adult to the
Diocesan Ombudsman, Jenifer Valenti, at 816-812-2500 or [email protected], if the abuse involves a priest, deacon, employee or volunteer of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.
The Diocese has a sincere commitment to providing care and healing resources to victims of sexual abuse and their families.
Please contact Victim Advocate Mary Bultmann at 816-714-2387 or [email protected] for more info.
Monday, December 29th
* School Closed
7:00 am
7:30 am
8:30 am
School Confessions
12:00 pm
Tuesday, December 30th
* School Closed
7:00 am
7:30 am
Wednesday, December 31st
* School Closed
7:00 am
7:30 am
10:00 am
Small Faith Sharing
5:30 pm
6:30 pm
Cantor Practice
7:00 pm
Holy Day Mass
7:15 pm
Choir Practice
Thursday, January 1st
* No Adoration & School Closed
8:45 am
Holy Day Mass
6:00 pm
Holy Day Mass
Friday, January 2nd
* School Closed
7:00 am
7:30 am
Sunday, January 4th
* NO youth programs
7:30 am
8:00 am
10:30 am
6:30 pm
Saturday, January 3rd
* Hospital Ministers: Vanderheiden &
7:00 am
8:00 am
3:15 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
Men’s Cursillo
First Saturday Mass
Parish Office, 6415 NE Antioch Rd, Gladstone
Office………………………....(816) 453-2089
Hours…………..M thru F 8:30 am—4:30 pm
Facebook….St. Andrew the Apostle Parish & School
Parish Staff
Pastor, Fr. Vincent Rogers…………….ext. 3
Associate Pastor, Fr. Fitzpatrick……..ext. 7
Business Manager, Shelley Palmarine..ext.4
Pastoral Associate, Katie Overstreet......ext. 5
[email protected]
Religious Edu. Youth Director (Grades K-5)
Donna Geisinger………………………...ext. 107
[email protected]
Religious Edu. Youth Director (Grades 6-12)
Carolyn Anch…………………………..305-1903
[email protected]
Edge Youth Director, Julia Winkler...876-0633
[email protected]
Administrative Assistant, Fred Hack..ext. 113
[email protected]
Social Outreach, Geri Townsend…….....ext. 2
Prayer & Worship, Ginny Trischler…453-7377
[email protected]
Music Director, Susan Campagna….454-1489
[email protected]
Parish Council
Fr. Rogers
Jeff Gorman
Gary Herman
Becky Sachen
Jeremy Strohmeyer
Parish Ministries
Tammy Liberto
Kent Pesek
Shelley Palmarine
Grace Hickey
School Office, 6415 NE Antioch Rd, Gladstone
Office………………………..(816) 454-7377
Fax…………………………..(816) 453-6393
School Hours………….8:15 am — 3:15 pm
Preschool Full Day……8:15 am — 3:15 pm
Preschool Half Day….8:15 am — 11:45 am
Extended Care, Before School,7:00am—8:00am
After School…….3:30 pm — 5:00 pm
School Staff
Principal, Rebecca Sachen……….ext. 318
School Secretary, LuCinda Buckner..ext. 321
Sacramental Preparation
Baptism Registration, K. Overstreet…. ext. 5
Baptism Class, Ronnie Hall……….701-6104
First Communion, Donna Geisinger..ext. 107
Confirmation, Carolyn Anch……....305-1903
RCIA & RCIC (Adult & Youth Converts)…...ext. 5
Marriage Prep, Fr. Rogers….……….…ext. 3
Diocesan Young Adult Ministry (20-30’s)
Dave DiNuzzo……[email protected]
Adoration, Tina Gorman………….734-4685
Adult Education, R. Hernandez….454-6655
Altar & Rosary Society, F. Vogel...455-0503
Altar Servers, Fr. Rogers………….…..ext. 3
Annulment Advocate, Fr. Fitzpatrick....ext. 7
Circle of Friends, Teresa Tobin….804-9145
Coming Home Committee…………….ext. 5
Cookie Ladies, Geri Townsend….…...ext. 2
Funeral Dinners, Rene Daniels….468-4355
Greeters, Karen Castrianni……....455-3305
Homebound Ministry, S. Torres.…452-3231
Hospital Ministers, J. England…...437-8881
Lectors & Ushers, Trischlers…….453-7377
Legion of Mary, Rhoda Nicola…...454-8633
Men’s Cursillo, Henry Parente…..507-1699
Prayer Hotline, S. Torres…………454-3231
Pro-Life, Edie Ferrara…………….468-9292
Sacristans, Dan Grelinger………..455-6164
Senior Classics, S. Briscoe………436-5918
St. Benedict’s Food Pantry……….415-2728
Small Faith Groups, H. Lopez…....453-6599
That Man Is You! G. Lebold……..454-0447
Vocations, Sandy Sutton………....413-0762
Women’s Cursillo, M. Giordano....215-2677
Morning Star Gift Shop………..550-8310
Church name & address:
St. Andrew the Apostle #028550
6415 NE Antioch Road
Gladstone, MO 64119
Contact person: Katie Overstreet (816) 453-2089, ext 5
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