Heart of the Matter - Sacred Heart Catholic Church



Heart of the Matter - Sacred Heart Catholic Church
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A Christian Community Building Households of Faith
Volume 13 • Issue 6
June 2013
Sacred Heart celebrates Pentecost 2013
and dances taught by Kristy Higgins.
Credit for the table decorations and the inviting
arrangement of donated dishes goes to Marie
Dickinson, Julia Grus, and Clay and Dian Kittle.
The idea for this multicultural celebration came
from Sr. JoAnn Schmidt, who wanted to bring to life
the Gospel story of Pentecost when the Apostles
were able to speak to and convert Jews visiting
Jerusalem from many different countries. Though
the visitors spoke a great variety of languages, each
was able to hear the Apostles in his own tongue.
By Jean Souchek
The 8:30 a.m. Mass at Sacred Heart Church is
transformed into a very special experience on
Pentecost Sunday. As in past years, parishioners
were treated to lively, exciting music. The color red
called out from flowers, altar decor, and the
vestments, as well as the clothing worn by many
parishioners. Some parishioners dressed in clothing
denoting the country of their ancestry.
The adult choir, joined by some members of the
children’s Treble Choir, opened the service with
“Bonse Aaba,” a traditional Zambian folk song
meaning, “All that sing have a right to be called the
children of God.” Switching to Spanish for the
anthem, they sang “Esto Les Digo,” which is a
setting from lines from Chap. 18 of St. Matthew’s
Gospel, “Where two or three are gathered in my
name, there will I also be.” For the postlude, the choir
performed “True Light,” an African American song
which utilizes the familiar spiritual, “This Little Light
of Mine,” along with original material written by Keith
The celebration of Pentecost continued after Mass
when parishioners were invited to the Activity Building,
where they could choose between the usual fare of
coffee and doughnuts or partake from a potluck array
of ethnic dishes donated by parishioners wishing to
share favorite foods of their heritage.
As they enjoyed their food, parishioners watched a
The Sanctuary was festive and colorful.
(Below) The Sacred Heart Choir prepared a
special repertoire of music for the Pentecost
spring pageant about the Blessed
Virgin Mary and the five Glorious
Mysteries of the Rosary, performed
by children from the Parish School of
Religion (PSR). The children’s
performance was directed by Beth
Cunningham, with assistance from
Joanne Rotert, chair of the Faith
Formation Commission, and from
PSR staff and parents. The presentation, narrated by Rob Doyen, included
songs directed by Emily Edgington
Diocesan seminarians visit Sacred Heart
By Rick Clawson
Six diocesan seminarians visited Sacred Heart
Tuesday, May 21, as part of their “Itinerant Retreat”
through the diocese. In the course of a week, they
planned to visit 32 parishes to garner a feel for the
diocese and its people. They were accompanied by Fr.
Joe Corel. At Sacred Heart, parishioners joined the
seminarians in a Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration in
the church, followed by a reception in the Activity
These seminarians were all young and enthusiastic
about their vocations. Four of the six came from the
Diocese of Jefferson City and two came from other
countries. They were: Don McGovern from St. Pius X
Parish in Moberly, Andrew Reinkemeyer from St.
Andrew Parish in Tipton, Paul Clark from St. Joseph
Parish in Edina, Josh Duncan from Immaculate
Conception Parish in Jefferson City, Simeon Etonu
from Nigeria, and Cesar Anicama from Peru.
At the reception, a selection of tasty finger foods
and drinks were provided. Mary Kay Head, Barbara
Head, and Patrice Vale hosted the reception. The
seminarians sat at table with parishioners, easily chatting
about their experiences in seminary and hopes for the
future. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet some
young men who will become priests in our diocese.
Parishioners had an opportunity to visit with the
seminarians at the reception.
(Left) Josh Duncan shared his vocation story
with us during the Holy Hour.
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Heart of the Matter
Sacred Heart Parish, Columbia, MO
Pastor: Fr. Herb Hayek, O.P.
Editor: Mary Kay Head
Layout: Richard Clawson
Send comments to: [email protected]
or 1115 Locust St., Columbia, MO 65201
Articles in Heart of the Matter that address Church teachings or articles of faith
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Eternal Rest
Charles Pinney, 1920-2013
Charles F. Pinney Jr., 92, of Columbia passed away Tuesday, April 23,
2013. A visitation was held Friday, April
26, at Memorial Funeral Home in
Columbia. The funeral service was
Saturday, April 27, at Memorial Funeral
Home in Columbia. Interment was
Monday, April 29, at Resurrection
Cemetery in Oklahoma City, OK.
He was born June 19, 1920, in
Garnett, KS, to Charles F. Pinney Sr. and
Jessie (Davis) Pinney. Charles married
Mary Jean Lorett May 1, 1943, in Eufaula,
OK, and she preceded him in death.
Charles proudly served his country in
World War II in the U.S. Army. He was
employed at Boeing for three decades.
He is survived by two sons, Charley
F. Pinney III of Newhall, CA, and Harry
Pinney (Pam) of Columbia; two grandchildren, Amy Pinney of Milledgeville,
GA, and Janna Alkire (Tyler) of Blue
Springs, MO; four great-grandchildren;
and special friend Barbara Hawkins of
Columbia. In addition to his wife,
Charles was preceded in death by one
brother, one sister, and his parents.
Mary Margaret Sullivan, 1942-2013
Mary Margaret Sullivan, 71, of
Columbia passed away Tuesday, May 7,
2013. Visitation was held Friday, May 10,
at Memorial Funeral Home. The Funeral
Mass was held Saturday, May 11, at Sacred
Heart Catholic Church. Burial followed in
Memorial Park Cemetery.
She was born March 24, 1942, to the
late Margaret (Foxall) and Leslie
Robinson. Mary Margaret will be
remembered with love as “Granny.” She
loved family get-togethers at her house,
traveling, and gardening. Her time was
spent as a caring mother and volunteer
at both the hospital and church.
Mary Margaret is survived by her
children, Chris Sullivan (Cassie) of
Monroe City, MO, Angie Sullivan of
Columbia, Lisa Thornton (Kevin) of
Sturgeon, MO, and Denice Barnes
(Michael) of Jefferson City, MO; her
sister, Janice Mix of Macomb, IL;
grandchildren Nick Sullivan (Laila),
Tiffany Boyd (Aaron), Claira Sullivan,
Emily Sullivan, Amanda Hale (Mike),
Heather Jones (Adam), Jacquie
Melloway (David), Adrian Campbell
(Glen), Jake E. Lee, Jesse Fudge, Brian
Twenter (Samantha), Kathleen Twenter,
and Megan Barnes; and great-grandchildren Addyson, Reid, Cal, Madyson,
Izabella, Jackson, Tracy, Hudson, and
Her parents preceded her in death.
Mary always had a smile and kind
word for everyone. She will be missed
by all who knew her. May she now know
eternal peace with her God and Savior.
Florence Perkins, 1925-2013
Florence Irene Perkins, 87, died
Friday, May 10, 2013, at Ashland Health
Care Center. Visitation was Sunday, May
12, at Memorial Funeral Home, and
included a prayer service. The Mass of
Christian Burial was Monday, May 13,
at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Interment followed in Memorial Park
Florence was born on May 12, 1925,
in Pilot Grove, MO to Shelby Joseph
Salmon and Rose Mary Salmon. She was
united in marriage to Forrest Perkins Sr.
March 15, 1947, in Columbia.
Florence retired from LaCrosse
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Heart of the Matter • June 2013 • Page 3
Ounce of Prevention
From research to practice:
What you read isn’t always what you get
By Sarah Eber MPH RD LD CDE,
Sacred Heart Health Committee
Is it possible to turn on the radio/TV
or upload e-news without seeing a story
about the latest medical breakthrough or
a celebrity-medical professional’s
diatribe of their newest weight loss
advice? No sooner does this advice
come out than another health advocacy
group puts out a statement contradicting
the information. Or worse, do we follow
the advice of our trusted TV doctor or
news service only to find ourselves no
healthier, or maybe less healthy than
before? So whom do you trust for
medical information? Shouldn’t the
information be trustworthy if it comes
from research?
Most people conducting health
research work hard to find ways to help
people stay healthy or repair after
illness. Ethical researchers will always
explain the results of their research. In
addition to suggesting conditions under
which their research may lead to health
benefits, quality research discussions
will end with an explanation of how and
why the research may not be useful, or
what extra research is needed to
confirm the results.
In some cases, depending on how the
research is funded and the integrity of
researcher, the outcomes can be twisted
to promote a product or service. Some
research, though conducted and documented in an ethical manner, finds its
way into news reports sensationalized to
capture your attention and a big head-
line. For an objective view and tips for
critiquing research studies and health
reporting, check Gary Schwitzer’s blog:
He and his associates can help you
identify objective health reporting
versus . . . well, the other kind.
In general, research is a good thing.
Well-done research provides evidence
used to form general health advice, such
as eating more fruits and vegetables and
being more physically active. In some
cases, research is done to verify how
well a treatment or therapy works for
most people. This is where much of our
proven health education and information
starts. In this issue of “Ounce of
Prevention” you will have some insight
and a chance to experience health
research conducted by Rebecca Shafer
MS NSCA-CPT in an ethical manner to
help identify strategies that can help
improve the health of our kids. If you
have questions, contact Rebecca or a
Sacred Heart Cares Ministry Team
member for more information.
So, how do we sift through the hype
or the scientific jargon to find something that is new or can help us stay
healthy or feel better? Check out Mr.
Schwitzers 10 criteria for accuracy in
health news reporting: http://
review-criteria/. The next time you read
a headline about some breakthrough
health treatment, then you can judge for
yourself and make choices that are right
for you.
Sacred Heart Cares
A ministry offering support to parishioners who are ill or homebound.
If you, a family member, or someone you know needs assistance, let
us know. You can reach us by email to [email protected];
a call to BJ Rodeman at (573) 864-5193 or Glenda Kelly at (573)
443-3976; or clip this form, add your name and phone number, and
mail to Sacred Heart Cares, 1115 Locust Street, Columbia, MO
65201. A member of the Health Ministry Committee will contact you.
The following are examples of available support:
• Someone to visit
• Help with shopping or meals
• Ride to doctor’s appointment or Mass
• Help understanding health issues
• Someone to bring Communion
• Someone to pray with you
• Other needs
Parish offers women’s self defense course
When: Sat., June 22, 9 - 11 a.m.;
Wed., June 26, 6 - 8 p.m.;
Sat., June 29 9 - 11 a.m.
Where: Sacred Heart Activity
Cost: $20 per participant
Requirements: Must be age 16
(with parental consent) or older
Course designed specifically for
women to learn basic self-defense techniques
Highlights: • Gain the knowledge of mental preparation for
defending yourself in case of an attack
• Learn how to escape an attack and to use counter attacks
• Complete the course and receive a certificate of achievement
Class is limited to the first 12 paid registrants
Registration will be the weekend of June 8/9, after 4:30 p.m.,
8:30 a.m, and 10 a.m. Masses
If interested or have questions, please contact Josh Boss via email
at [email protected]
Volunteers needed for nutrition studies
ATTENTION: Young Women
Are there benefits to replacing carbs
with healthy protein at breakfast and
This is what Dr. Heather Leidy’s
research team is trying to find out in the
Dept. of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology at the University of Missouri and
you can help answer this by participating
in the following study:
Study Procedures
We will provide you with different types
of breakfast and lunch meals to
consume at home.
You will come to the University on four
different days to complete a 10-hour
testing day consisting of:
• Questionnaires about hunger feelings,
thoughts of food, mood
• Blood samples taken to measure
hormones that respond to eating
• A painless, non X-ray, MRI brain scan
to determine how your brain responds to meals
• Eating breakfast, lunch, dinner, and
evening snacks
You will be compensated for time and
You may be able to participate if you
• Non-pregnant Female (between the
ages of 16-20 years)
• Overweight, but otherwise healthy
• Not on a weight loss or other special
• Eat breakfast and lunch at least 5
• Right-handed
• Available for 10 consecutive hours on
testing days
Email: [email protected]
Call: 573/825-6699
ATTENTION: Young People
What are the benefits of healthy
That is what Dr. Heather Leidy’s
research team is trying to find out in the
Dept. of Nutrition & Exercise Physiology at the University of Missouri and
you can help answer this by participating
in the following study:
Study Procedures:
You need to come to our testing facility
at the University of Missouri on
three separate days between the
hours of 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
You will complete the following:
• Questionnaires about feelings of
appetite and thoughts of food
• Attention, memory, and mood questionnaires
• A painless, non X-ray, MRI brain scan
to determine how your brain responds to meals
• Lunch and dinner will be provided
You will be paid $225 for completing
all study procedures.
You may be able to participate if you
• Age of 13-19 years
• Normal to overweight and healthy
• Non-smoking
• Not claustrophobic
• Available between the hours of 2 p.m.
- 8 p.m.
Email: [email protected]
Call: 573/825-6699
Heart of the Matter • June 2013 • Page 4
OLL Interparish School News
PSR students put on Pentecost play
By Raelene Head
Another school year has come to an
end. It is amazing to see how much all
the kids have changed over the course of
a year. Our second graders have made
their First Communion, the seventh
graders will now be the leaders of the
school as they return as eighth graders,
our fourth graders take the next big step
– as fifth graders they will be changing
classes like the middle school kids and
they will become big buddies to the new
kindergartners. And the fifth graders
will come back in new uniform colors –
as sixth graders they get to wear khaki
bottoms with either a white or navy blue
shirt. I know that they are all looking
forward to the changes as they advance
to the next school year.
We will see some new faces at
school next year, and miss some that we
have enjoyed in the past. Those members of the staff who will be leaving are
Mrs. Kathy Coulson, Mrs. Widget
Ewing, Miss Gina Lascuola, Mrs. Kim
Martin, Mrs. Lisa Gunn, and Mrs. Susan
Wood. They will move on to new
experiences (some have new jobs and
others are retiring). They will be missed
by many. Principal Erin Whalen has
been busy interviewing their replacements. I’m sure she will send out an
email with information about our new
teachers as soon as she has completed
the task of hiring.
The summer will fly by fast so keep
these dates handy for next year:
By Joanne Rotert
July 22
Aug. 5
Packet pick-up
New family meeting and
registration day, 6:30 p.m.,
OLLIS gym; school
Aug. 6 Registration day, 12 p.m. 6:30 p.m., OLLIS gym;
school pictures
Aug. 18 School supply drop-off;
kindergarten orientation;
fifth grade orientation;
sixth grade safety patrol
Aug. 21 First day of school, 11:30
a.m. dismissal, no Tiger’s
Aug. 27 Back to School night
Sept. 2 Labor Day, no classes
Sept. 11 Spirit day, faculty meeting, 2
p.m. dismissal
A more detailed calendar will be
distributed at registration in August. If
you would like to beat the registration
crowds and register early, volunteer to
be a mentor for a new family. It is a
great way to meet new and interesting
people, show them the ropes, and help
them to get off to a great start at school;
and you get to register a day early with
them. Contact Kelly Murray
([email protected]) in the school
office to volunteer.
Tolton High School News
By Mary Creach
The Tolton staff and students offer a
huge “Thank you” to all who contributed
to the success of our fourth annual Golf
Classic May 20th. Despite the threat of
rain, we ended up having a beautiful
afternoon of play. All had a great time
and nearly $16,000 was raised to
support Tolton’s scholarship and tuition
assistance fund.
Special congratulations to our
Parish School of Religion
Putting Contest: A tie between Steve
Dulle and Ed Paten
Longest Drive: Kenny James
Closest to the Pin: Tyler Kolb
Flight B Winning Foursome: Ron
Schepker, Jessica Schepker, Virgil
Miller, and Eric Metzdorf
Flight A Tournament Champions:
Greg Church, Mike Bross, Mike Stout,
and David Mosley
Our Parish School of Religion
classes are coming to a close for the
year and, for Pentecost, we celebrated
with our second pageant. The catechists
put their heads together and Bryan
Mayhan suggested acting out the five
Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary. To
make it easier to coordinate a large
group of children, we decided a narrator
would read while the children acted out
the words. Rob Doyen, with his wonderful, resonating voice, was our narrator.
Sr. Mary Clare Fichtner, O.P., and Beth
Cunningham wrote the script for each
Mystery. It was a learning experience
for both young and old.
The First Glorious Mystery is the
Resurrection. The body of Jesus is
guarded in the tomb. The angel rolls
back the stone and the holy women find
the tomb empty. The angel then tells the
women to go tell the others.
The Second Glorious Mystery is the
Ascension. Jesus remains on earth 40
days after His Resurrection. Jesus,
played by Quinn Cunningham, goes to
Mt. Olivet with His mother and the
apostles. He blesses them and ascends
into heaven to take His place at the right
hand of the Father.
After this scene, the children’s
Treble Choir sang “Bonse Aba” a
Traditional Zambian Song, led by Emily
Edgington. The loose translation which
conveys the sentiment of the piece is:
“All that sing have the right to be called
the children of God.”
The Third Glorious Mystery is
Pentecost. Ten days after Jesus ascended into heaven, Mary, with the
apostles and other followers of Jesus,
prayed together. A loud wind roared and
flames came from Heaven, settling over
each head. Our flames of the Holy Spirit
were portrayed by the kindergarten and
first grade students. Each of them made
their crowns and torches to represent
the Holy Spirit, and placed crowns of
(Right) Jackie Kahl and
Kristy Higgins performed a
dance in honor of the
Blessed Mother.
(Left) The entire cast of
the pageant gathered on
and around the stage.
fire onto the apostles’ heads. They then
went out into the audience to hand out
scripture cards, spreading the Gospel to
We were treated to a special African
song with dance performed by parishioners in their beautiful native dresses.
The Fourth Glorious Mystery is the
Assumption. The Blessed Mother goes
to live with the apostle John until her
death. Mary dies, not of bodily infirmity, but is wholly overcome in a
rapture of divine love. Her body, as well
as her soul, is taken up into heaven as a
special reward for being the mother of
Jesus. Jesus promised that at the end of
time, the bodies of all mankind will be
united to their souls in heaven.
Kristy Higgins and Jackie Kahl led a
hula dance honoring Mary. The dancers
practiced for several weeks and their
performance was very moving. They
looked very elegant and tropical in the
white skirts made by Jackie and the
orange yarn hairpieces created by
The Fifth Glorious Mystery is the
Crowning of Mary. Laura Beth Cox as
Mary was crowned with a beautiful
crown of leaves and flowers, and
welcomed into heaven by the saints and
angels. She was seated next to Jesus,
serenaded by a lovely melody sung by
Gerard Hoke, who also played the
ukulele along with Peter Higgins. Our
third ukulele player, Deacon Bill, had to
leave to prepare for 11 a.m. Mass. (We
apologize to Bill, Fr. Herb Hayek, O.P.,
and any other parishioners who missed
the end to attend Mass.)
We concluded with a song titled
“Bring Flowers of the Rarest” honoring
The children did a wonderful job
presenting the Five Glorious Mysteries
of the Rosary, and the food for the
international potluck was a delicious
way to celebrate the diversity of our
Sacred Heart Parish.
Heart of the Matter • June 2013 • Page 5
Pentecost Pageant (continued)
Another dance, the hula, was performed to praise Mary.
The Holy Spirit descended upon the disciples as tongues of flame.
(Right) Mary was
crowned Queen of
Heaven and Earth.
(Left) African parishioners
performed a traditional dance
and song of praise.
PSR students make their own Rosaries
By Bryan Mayhan
The fourth grade PSR class built
their own personal rosaries on the last
day of PSR. As their catechists, it is the
best “take home” that Chris Shappe,
Stephen Cravens, and I could think of.
After all, the Rosary was given to us by
our Blessed Mother to combat sin. Yes,
the Rosary is a weapon. Our Dominican
pastors wear the Rosary on their belts in
the exact location where a soldier would
wear a sword.
So, as we send them off to the fifth
grade, we needed to send them with
something truly special – a Rosary
made by their own hands, and then duly
blessed by Fr. Herb Hayek, O.P. It is
something by which they can focus their
lives and become good adult Christian
Sr. Mary Clare Fichtner, O.P., came
in to review our work and taught us
about the blessing Fr. Herb would pray
over our new Rosaries, including the
fact that using them would help us to
receive forgiveness of our sins and
those of the whole world, and more
closely conform our lives to our Lord.
During this year we have touched a
wide variety of subjects, but each one
subject was taught in the context of the
Holy Trinity (the most important of all
Church teachings), the Body and Blood
(Right) After
making our
Rosaries, Fr.
Herb Hayek,
O.P., happily
our work by
imparting his
blessing over
our Rosaries,
making them
holy objects.
Sr. Mary Clare Fichtner, O.P., joined us to see our new Rosaries.
Pictured are Abigail Mayhan, Ema Higgins, Bryan Mayhan, Braeden
Kahl, and Jackie Kahl.
of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our
absolute need to attend Mass and
participate in the Sacraments. We have
touched on many points of Church
doctrine, but after 39 weeks at one hour
per week, there still is much more to
talk about. There is so much more to
learn. If the children in our class learned
half as much as I did, then we who were
teachers can be really proud. Being
with these children is a real gift.
Heart of the Matter • June 2013 • Page 6
The seven deadly sins - pride
Pride is the “queen and mother of all the vices”
according to St. Gregory the Great. It is the sin that
cost Satan and many of his fellow angels their place in
heaven for eternity. The book of Sirach tells us that
pride “is the beginning of all sin” and that the man who
holds on to it “pours out
abominations” (10:13).
Deacon Bill Caubet
Pride is defined as “the
excessive love of one’s own
excellence.” Dr. Peter Kreeft mentions, “It is the first
and greatest sin because it is the violation of the first
and greatest commandment, ‘You shall have no other
gods before me.’ Pride puts self before God. Pride
loves your self with all your heart and soul and mind
and strength rather than God. Pride is putting ourselves
on par with God, which is very bad.”
But pride is a very ironic sin – we think that we
actually are God. We see ourselves above other people
and believe that’s how things should be. Satan tempted
Adam and Eve this way in the garden with the fruit:
“And the woman said to the serpent, ‘We may eat of
the fruit of the trees of the garden; but God said, `You
shall not eat of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst
of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’
But the serpent said to the woman, ‘You will not
die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes
will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing
good and evil.’
So when the woman saw that the tree was good for
food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the
tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of
its fruit and ate; and she also gave some to her husband,
and he ate. Then the eyes of both were opened, and they
knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves
together and made themselves aprons” (Genesis 3:2-7).
The serpent, Satan, tempts Adam and Eve to eat the
fruit so that they “will be like God.” That is the
underlying thought of pride: “I’m like God.” As Dr.
Kreeft puts it, “Pride is willful arrogance, arrogating
to yourself what is really God’s.” We raise ourselves
up and put others below us. We see ourselves as
superior and forget others, including God.
That’s the irony of pride: we want to be like God.
But, there’s a problem – Jesus doesn’t show us this
kind of God, a God who elevates Himself and puts
everyone below Him. Our God gets down on His hands
and knees to deal with His people. The incarnation of
Jesus shows us that He is willing to step down to our
level to remind us how much He loves and cares for
us. As Dr. Scott Hahn likes to say, “God paid a debt he
didn’t owe, because we owed a debt we couldn’t pay.”
The Scriptures are continually reminding us of how
Jesus lowered Himself to save us: “Though he was in
the form of God, [He] did not count equality with God
a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the
form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men.
And being found in human form He humbled Himself
and became obedient unto death, even death on a
cross” (Phil 2:6-8). Jesus went into the house of
sinners and ate with them. He washed the feet of His
disciples at Passover. He carried the cross of every
person whoever lived and will live. We give into the
temptation to be like God, to think highly of ourselves,
but forget that Jesus humbled Himself even though he
was God.
Humility is the virtue that helps fight the vice of
pride. However, humility is not just “eating humble
pie.” Fr. Benedict Groeschel explains why:
“You cannot seek humility directly. You can decide
to be generous. You can pray for hope and faith, which
are gifts of God. You can struggle to be chaste, kind,
understanding, and forgiving, but you can’t really
struggle to be humble. Once you think you are attaining it, you have lost it... Humility is a grace.”
There is no better way to seek humility other than
to honestly ask for it. I heard a priest mention in one
of his homilies that when you honestly ask God for
help to grow in some virtue, you’re usually tested so
that you can grow in the virtue in which you asked to
grow. If you ask for the grace to not give into laziness,
you will be tempted to be lazy. Of course, God does
give us graces when we need them to fight temptations, but we are put in situations to help us grow in
virtue. We need to be attentive to the situations that
God has put us in to grow in humility.
I can’t say much more about how to be humble than
what Fr. Groeschel says – it is a grace to be asked for,
though I will put one thought out there: someone once
said that if you want to grow in humility, surround
yourself with the lowly. Make friends with those who
don’t have many friends or those no one talks to. We
have to remember that Jesus was a friend to sinners,
who were considered outcasts to the Jews in his day.
Other than not wanting to be around them because they
were not “ritually clean”, Jews looked down upon
them. We must remember to love those who are
probably longing for it most: sinners who have friends
who are not truly friends.
Dr. Kreeft writes about humility: “Pride is not first
of all thinking too highly of yourself, because it isn’t
thinking first of all but willing, just as humility isn’t
thinking about yourself in a low way but not thinking
of yourself at all. Humility is thinking less about
yourself, not thinking less of yourself.”
Let us pray for the gift of humility. Let us seek to
be attentive to pride, the deadly sin that makes us like
Adam and Eve in the garden, desiring to be like God.
Pride is not something that is always easily discerned,
but we should make it our effort to be like Christ, the
humble servant who not only washed the feet of the
apostles, but obediently died on the cross. Let’s
remember that the “grain of wheat” that fell to the
earth and died, produced much fruit. God has his
reasons for us to grow in virtue – that we may be
fruitful and multiply.
A visitation commitment
Lenoir Woods Senior Living Community, established and managed by the Lutheran Church, has been
assigned to our parish for pastoral ministry. It is a vast
complex including individual small homes, unassisted
living in apartments, Bradford
she continues coming to see Jean whose memory is
very limited.
On the other end of the building, Glenda met
Marguerite Green, a war-bride from France, who is
quite alone in this country now. Again, flowers set the
scene for much sharing about past memories and those
lovely things of life that Marguerite likes to talk about.
As time goes on, Glenda will learn much from this
woman about loneliness and perseverance, commitment to God, and the blessings God provides to those
who are faithful to Him. That is the reward Glenda (and
all of us) will receive by committing to journey with
Catholics on the last leg of the journey of life.
Sr. Mary Clare Fichtner, O.P.
Pastoral Associate
house of assisted living, and a
nursing care facility. Many
Catholics are scattered throughout the complex, most
of whom expect to live out their days there. Many of
these Catholics come from places other than Columbia, but are hoping the Catholic Church of this city will
learn they are present and minister to their spiritual
needs. The chaplain and staff of Lenoir are most
accommodating in helping us find our members.
I recently read this paragraph from a paper Sr.
Karen wrote on the Sacrament of Anointing of the
Sick; it applies equally to our pastoral ministry of
visitation: “Once a person has reached a point of
accepting the limitations of a serious illness (or
aging), they will try to find new meaning in life.
Pastoral care at this stage is very important. It includes
theological reflection and story- telling and praying in
order to find the ways God is present in this reality.
Glenda Kappelmann with Jean Murphy
This might mean helping people realize that it is
alright to come to God in prayer just as they are – even
if that means filled with anger, hatred, or rage.”
Recently, Glenda Kappelmann began the journey of
accompanying two residents of Lenoir Nursing Care
Facility. Jean Murphy was not sitting in her chair
studying the old copy of True Devotion to Mary by
Louis de Montfort that is her habitual prayer. She was
a bit melancholy, but responded joyfully to the lilies
of the valley Glenda brought from her yard. I expect
Glenda will always be the “lily of the valley lady” as
Glenda with Marguerite Green
Heart of the Matter • June 2013 • Page 7
What’s going on . . .
Compiled by Jean Souchek
Catholic Events in June
Our Lady of Lourdes
Friday, June 7 – Cursillo Ultreya meeting at 7 p.m.
in Flanagan Hall at Our lady of Lourdes. Bring a guest
if you like. If you are looking for a small group to join
or have questions, call Charlene Jayamanne (573/2687498).
Tuesday, June 4 and the second Tuesday of every
month – Our Lady of Lourdes is open for Adoration of
the Blessed Sacrament beginning after the 8 a.m. Mass
until Benediction at 7 p.m.
Thursday, June 7 and every Thursday – Fix-it-crew
for Catholic handicrafters from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. in
the OLL parish meeting room to provide maintenance
on items for the Columbia Catholic School.
Saturday, June 8 – Meeting of Benedictine Oblates,
2 - 4 p.m., in OLL parish meeting room.
Sunday, June 9 – Meeting of the Secular
Franciscans, 3 - 5 p.m., in OLL Parish Office Meeting
Thursday, June 13 and 27 – Meeting of the St.
Vincent de Paul Society in OLL parish meeting room.
Saturday, June 15 – Meeting of Centering Prayer
Group, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in OLL parish meeting room.
Thursday, June 20 – Virtus Class (Protecting God’s
Children) held at OLL parish at 6:30 p.m. in Flanagan
Hall. This is a mandatory class for any employee or
volunteer within the diocese. Anyone wishing to attend
will need to register online. Contact the OLL parish
office for information.
St. Thomas More Newman Center
Brother Edward van Merrienboer, O.P., will teach a
class on the Pastoral Letters of the New Testament
during the first two weeks of June. Brother Edward
notes that these letters are not often read in the liturgy,
so they may be less familiar to Catholics, but they
hold a wealth of wisdom about being a true disciple of
Christ in the life of the Church and society. Those
interested in attending may come to one class or all of
them, because each class will be independent of the
others. Classes will be at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. in the
Disciples Room and last 90 minutes.
June 3 – First Timothy
June 4 – Second Timothy
June 5 – Titus and Philemon
June 6 – James
June 10 – John I
June 11 – John II and III, Jude
June 12 – First Peter
June 13 – Second Peter
Tuesdays, June 4 and l8 – Members of Newman
Needleworks will meet at 7 p.m. in the Romero Room.
They invite anyone interested in crocheting or knitting
or anyone who would like to learn these skills.
Ongoing projects include crocheting afghans for
Rainbow House, knitting hats for cancer patients or
newborns; or stitching scarves, hats, and mittens for
the Diocesan Refugee Office. Contact Susan Devaney
at [email protected] or Jan Pritchard at
[email protected] for information.
Sacred Heart Church
Sunday, June 9 – Kermes, which is described as
“like a charity fair,” will be put on by the Hispanic
community for the parish. Maribel Adrzate, coordinator, invites everyone to come and enjoy a variety of
Mexican foods with a raffle, pinatas, and games for all
ages in the Activity Building.
Friday, June 14 – All are invited to a showing of the
movie “The Way” at 7 p.m. in the Gathering Space. The
movie stars Martin Sheen and is directed by Emilio
Parish Celebrations
Our parish celebrated the 102nd birthday of Catherine McDonald at 8:30
a.m. Mass May 19. Catherine is accompanied by her daughter Edith
Naugle and is surrounded by her grandchildren.
Florence Perkins
Continued from page 2
Lumber Co. in Columbia after more than 25 years. She
was a member of VFW Post 280 and Sacred Heart
Catholic Church.
She is survived by six children: Linda Rodabaugh;
Forrest “Sonny” Perkins, Jr.; Connie Mann; Carol
Shubert; Glenda Perkins; and Brenda Whitworth; 11
grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren. She was
preceded in death by her husband, four brothers, three
sisters, and her parents.
Now reunited with her husband, may they know
eternal peace and happiness in the presence of God.
Having completed her year of instruction, Anneth Garcia was baptized
May 19. Pictured L-R are Jose’ Tolentino, godfather; Antonia Matias,
mother; Fr. Herb Hayek, O.P.; Anneth; Juan Garcia, father; and Juana
Alvarado, godmother.
Louise Archuleta
Louise C. Archuleta,
88, of Columbia died
peacefully, surrounded
by family, Wednesday,
May 22, 2013.
Funeral services
were private.
Louise was born Oct.
14, 1924, in Raton,
NM, to the late Ben and
Rose Cordova. She
married Fermin
Archuleta, Sr. Jan. 2,
1946 and he preceded
her in death.
Louise will be
remembered as a loving mother; mother-in-law; the
best Nana ever; doting aunt; beloved sister; and
unforgettable, kind friend. Her ability to help others
was unmatched. She was an active member of Sacred
Heart Catholic Church.
She loved to cook, feed people, wrap gifts, and sew.
She also was an avid sports fan, especially of the St.
Louis Cardinals and Missouri Tigers.
Louise is survived by her children, Albert Archuleta
(Alice) and Elizabeth Archuleta (Ken Taggert), both of
Columbia; Fermin Archuleta, Jr. (friend Vickey) of
Overland Park, KS; and Sam Archuleta (Robin) of
Columbia; brother Eppie Cordova, Jr. of Albuquerque,
NM; grandchildren A.J. Archuleta (Jennifer), Alex
Archuleta, Clint Wilson (Mindi), Tim Wilson (Nicole),
Chris Archuleta, Justin Archuleta, Ashley Archuleta,
Ilana Archuleta, Ashley DeJonge (Allen), and Dalton
Calcote; and great-grandchildren Ava Marie, Katie,
Addie, Sara, Gavin, and Christopher.
In addition to her loving husband and parents, she
was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters.
As she joins her family who went before her and all
the communion of saints, may she now enjoy eternal
peace and happiness.
Heart of the Matter • June 2013 • Page 8
Parish youth receive First Holy Communion
Congratulations to our group of children who experienced their
Sacrament of First Eucharist April 27, 2013. A special Mass was
celebrated with friends and family for 12 of our Sacred Heart Children.
This year included children of different age groups, and involved
preparation from several different sources. Three children were in our
second-grade PSR class taught by Maria Cox: Jack Keene, Ben
Dickerson, and Emma Grus. Joining her Sacred Heart family for her
First Eucharist was Justine Morris, who attends Our Lady of Lourdes
Interparish School. Children older than second grade, but who have not
had this sacrament, were prepared with instruction by Sr. Mary Clare
Fitchner, O.P. In the Eucharist we are nourished spiritually and brought
closer to God, again and again. We are thankful and welcome these
children who are joining us at our family table, the table of God’s family.
Pictured above are (first row) Deacon Bill Caubet, Angela Niyoaushima,
Justine Morris, Jack Keene, Ben Dickerson, Greta Frymire, Braeden
Kahl, and Fr. Herb Hayek, O.P.; and (second row) Jane Mpawenayo,
Tantine Iroze, Brendan Arnold, Emma Grus, Elizabeth Sifa, and Leslie
Elizabeth learns about the Bread of Life in
preparation for First Eucharist, with her
mother and little brother during an evening
of learning stations.
Saturday, May 4, 16 children of our parish, ranging in age from nine to
14, joyfully achieved their goal of receiving Holy Communion. They
completed two texts from Loyola Press that gave them the basic
catechetical instruction of grades one-six, helped them learn our
standard Catholic prayers in both Spanish and English, and drilled them
on the vocabulary used on both languages to name Church objects and
define terms, as well as read Sacred Scripture. These children never
missed a Monday night class and developed friendships in the spirit of
church community as they brought their parents and godparents
together for “family nights” and sacramental updating. Divided into two
classes, the older group was taught by Sr. M. Clare and Pedro and
Lupe Meza; the younger group were taught by Lucia Valdes (director of
the program), Abelina Rubio, and Jose’ Lopez. The whole Angelitos de
Dios program united in the celebration of First Communion because
several mothers of this year’s communicants are also catechists, and
10 to 15 of the younger children are hoping to be ready to receive the
sacrament next spring.
Emma and Ben, along with Emma’s mother
Julia, have a taste of wine and read about
how, during Eucharist, consecrated wine
becomes the blood of Christ.
(Left) A special cake was served at the
reception following First Holy Communion.
Heart of the Matter • June 2013 • Page 9
Sacred Heart Film
Series returns
By Glenda Kappelmann
The Sacred Heart Film Series returns
this summer with Friday Night at the
Movies. Each month – June, July, and
August – on the second Friday evening,
a feature-length movie will be offered
in the cool comfort of the Gathering
Space. In addition to the entertainment,
refreshments will be served, making the
occasion perfect for a date night or for
an outing by families or individuals.
June’s feature film is The Way, a
2010 movie written, directed by, and
starring Emilio Estevez, and also
starring his father Martin Sheen. The
story powerfully and inspirationally
depicts family, friendship, and the
challenges we face while navigating this
ever-changing and complicated world.
Martin Sheen plays Tom, an irascible
American doctor who comes to France
to deal with the tragic loss of his son
(played by Estevez) who died while
journeying on the historical pilgrimage
“The Way of St. James.” Although
initially disapproving of his son’s
decision to make the trip, Tom decides
to honor his son’s desire to finish the
journey. What Tom doesn’t anticipate is
how profound an impact this trip will
have on him. Through unexpected and
oftentimes amusing experiences along
“The Way,” Tom discovers the difference between “the life we live and the
life we choose.”
The Way was filmed entirely in
France and Spain along The Way of St.
James, also known as “El Camino de
Santiago.” It is rated PG-13 and runs
two hours.
“Funny, moving, hip and transcendent.”
– Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post
Watch Heart of the Matter and the
weekly Sacred Heart bulletin for details
about July’s and August’s movies: For
Greater Glory and October Baby.
Sacred Heart Film Series presents . . .
Wit and Wisdom from G. K. Chesterton
“You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the play and the
opera, and grace before the concert and pantomime, and grace before I open a book,
and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing,
dancing; and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.” – (from an early notebook, c. 1894)
Knights of Columbus Council 14414
The Sacred Heart Knights of Columbus Council #14414 held our monthly
social meeting at Broadway Brewery
May 1st. We held our business meeting
May 15th in the Activity Building. The
Handyman Ministry provided yard work
for two Sacred Heart parishioners and
performed a minor home repair job for
another parishioner.
Coming Up
June 5 Social meeting, 6:30 p.m., La
Terraza restaurant
June 19 Business meeting: 7 p.m.,
Activity Building (At this
meeting we will hold
elections for officers for
the upcoming fraternal year
and approve the budget.)
For information or to join Council
14414, contact Dave McIntosh (573/
[email protected]) or Steve
Sutter (573/474-6227;
[email protected]).
Join us!
Catholic Gentlemen 18 years and older are invited to
join the Knights of Columbus, Sacred Heart Council
14414. The Knights stand for the four principles of our Order:
Charity, Unity, Fraternity, and Patriotism. If you want to be of service
to your Church and community, please consider joining the Knights.
For more information, contact:
Mike Holland at (573) 442-5089 or [email protected]
Dave McIntosh at (573) 489-0996 or [email protected]
Knights of Columbus
Starring Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez
(See description above)
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Save the Date:
Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013
For the Sacred Heart Parish Picnic
Where: Stephen’s Lake Park at the Gordon and Collins shelters
When: 2 - 5 p.m.
Please mark your calendars now and plan to join in on the fun, food,
and fellowship.
(More information to follow.)
Friday, June 14th, 7 p.m.
Kermes to be held at Sacred Heart
Sacred Heart Gathering Space
Sunday, June 9
Noon - 4 p.m.
Popcorn and soft drinks provided
Food Sale - Fundraiser - Raffle - Bingo
Games for children
Bring a date, a friend, or a family
(Watch the Bulletin for further details)
Heart of the Matter • June 2013 • Page 10
The “IF ONLY” box
Book Reviews
By David Moore
and Prose,
by Gerard
1954 –
was a
Priest who
found the Newman Society at Oxford
and taught Greek and Latin at University
College Dublin. His life was filled with
much depression and sadness, but the
poetry he wrote broke barriers with the
way it expressed sound and rhythm. W.
H. Gardner, editor of Poems and Prose,
states, “No one can really know
(Hopkins) without acquiring a higher
standard of poetic beauty, a sharper
vision of the world, and a deeper sense
of the underlying spiritual reality.” Even
if you have a hard time enjoying poetry,
it is fun listening to the way Hopkins
crafts words and phrases. His lines, in
addition to being poetic, are very
prayerful. For starters, I recommend the
poems God’s Grandeur, As Kingfishers
Catch Fire, and The May Magnificat.
Miracle of
by Roy
Wenzl and
2013 –
Roy Wenzl
and Travis
eyewitness testimony and Army
records, have pieced together an
inspiring story about Fr. Emil Kapaun, a
Catholic priest and Army chaplain who
served during the Korean War. Kapaun
was just awarded the Medal of Honor –
the fifth Catholic priest to earn the
Sacred Heart
award – and is being considered for
sainthood by the Vatican. Fr. Emil
Kapaun was a priest from the small
farming community of Pilsen, KS. He
volunteered to serve in the Army and
was sent to Korea at the outset of the
Korean War. When Chinese soldiers
overran his unit, Kapaun elected to stay
with the wounded and was captured. His
selflessness, heroism, and holiness
helped many of his brother soldiers
endure the hardships of the POW
camps. Kapaun died in Korea and his
remains are yet to be found.
The Privilege of Being a Woman, by
Alice von
2002 –
Alice von
earned her
PhD in
in New
York and
has taught
at many institutions. She writes a book
that probably has a viewpoint on women
that is highly misunderstood and
unpopular: Women’s strength does not
lie in power, success, and creativity, but
in self-gift, sensitivity, dignity, loveliness, heroic sacrifice, and the great
ability to awaken in men their very best.
Hildebrand’s little volume explains
secular views counter to her view and
declares, “Unwittingly, the feminists
acknowledge the superiority of the male
sex by wishing to become like men.”
Hildebrand claims that feminism harms
women and benefits men. But, she
argues that the Bible clearly shows that
women are of equal dignity with men.
Above all, Hildebrand shows that the
Catholic Church has a history of
honoring women through the Blessed
Virgin Mary and her yes to God in
giving birth to our Savior. Anyone who
is interested in getting a perspective of
women’s and men’s dignity they would
not find in popular culture would do
well to read this short book.
Meeting the
long-term purposes
of our parish
Perpetuating Our Faith
To Be An Angel Forever
Write to: The Foundation
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By Dawn Aceituno
The only way I could make it through
the move was by telling myself it was
the last time. Four moves in six years . . .
a person would think there would be no
more de-cluttering that could be done. I
made great progress until I came to the
boxes of letters and dancing shoes. I
mean, how many tango shoes does a
60ish-year-old grandmother need going
forward? Each pair was so pretty, with
so many memories, as if they still held
the music of each dance in the fabric. I
decided to save one pair for weddings
and then sent off the rest.
But, then I came to the letters. Not
many people write letters anymore, and
these held so many memories of the
joys and aggravations of everyday life.
There was the letter from 1991 in which
a friend shared that her husband was not
feeling well and couldn’t seem to get
his energy back. We felt so invincible
then, and it was unbelievable when he
passed away shortly after. There are the
letters my grandsons sent to me before
they were limited to spelling words
according to Mr. Webster’s dictionary,
and the letter from my little “adopted”
child in Senegal sharing his excitement
that he was able to get a new/old bike so
that he could go to school. Could I
throw away this evidence of a life
without losing the memories? No, these
had to stay a little longer. Some of the
people may have passed on and I can’t
hear their voices any longer, but I can
place my finger in the places where the
pen pressed on the page and remember a
bit of something precious.
There was one box that was too heavy
for anyone to lift, even the strongest
movers. I had been dragging it from
place to place for years, carrying it in
my soul. This box was filled with all the
what-could-have-beens, all the missed
opportunities, the challenges I avoided
because I was afraid of failure. When
very young I had planned out a life in
which I would make no mistakes, have
no regrets. But, it turned out I am the
wrong species for such a path. (In order
to live a long life without any regrets I
would have had to be, well, a dog.) I
remembered something St. Padre Pio
said: “My past, O Lord, to your mercy,
my present to your love, and my future
to your providence.” So, I decided to
take his advice. I pulled out all the
wisdom I could glean from that mountain of “what ifs,” left the rest in a box
on the curb marked “IF ONLY,” and
drove away to rejoice in the future God
had planned for me.
Mary Catherine Heimburger
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Heart of the Matter • June 2013 • Page 11
For Sacred Heart Youth
“Amen, I say to you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it.” (Mark 10:13)
All words can be found in Acts 2: 1-24
(See answers below, right)
Are you ready?
By Sarah Eber
Are your ready?
For Ice Cream? Hot Dogs? Cherry
Pie? Swimming? Sunburns? Fireworks?
Fresh tomatoes and cucumbers . . .
(maybe not)? Are you getting excited
for summer? Looking forward to all
those things?
It’s kind of how you feel after Easter
. . . the end of school can’t come soon
enough. You can’t wait for the pool to
open. Now you know how the Apostles
felt up in that room, praying and looking
for what was coming soon. Then came
the Holy Spirit . . . The Apostles were
just as excited then as you were right
before the end of school. And they
praised God loudly. And everybody else
who was ready heard what they were
saying and understood. God spoke to
them through the Holy Spirit and the
Apostles. They heard about all the good
things that were in store for them. They
heard and believed. It’s kind of like
when Mom says, “Empty the dishwasher.” You may or may not hear that.
But when she says let’s go to a movie or
the pool after you empty the dishwasher
– you do hear that, and so does your
little brother – so you are ready to do
the work. The Apostles were the same
Remember, by Pentecost they had
spent lots of time with Jesus and knew
His teachings and were ready to go
spread the word. For us, we move from
Pentecost to Ordinary time. Pentecost
is the knowing that God loves you and
has great things in store for you. In
Ordinary time, we hear Jesus telling us
what we need to do to get to the good
stuff. So as you jump into your summer,
remember the fun and the love, knowing
that is what God has in store for you and
everyone who hears the Holy Spirit. But
remember to listen closely to what
Jesus tells you through the Apostles in
the Gospel readings, too. He is telling
you what you need to do to enjoy the
summer that is Pentecost. Are you ready
hear what He has to say and then do what
He tells you?
(Sarah Eber assembled the materials for this page.)
On Pentecost, the Apostles received the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Can you color this picture to look like that first Pentecost?
Word Scramble (answers and the verses, in Acts 2:1-24, where they are
REIF / FIRE (2:3); PAKES / SPEAK (2:4); TREPE / PETER (2:14);
TOGETHER (2:1); SUJSE / JESUS (2:22); DWNI / WIND (2:2);
HEDAT / DEATH (2:24)
Heart of the Matter • June 2013 • Page 12
Wisdom of the Church Fathers
Follow the promptings of nature
We shall not be able to say in selfjustification that we have learned useful
knowledge in books, since the untaught
law of nature makes us choose that
which is advantageous to us.
Do you know what good you ought to
do your neighbor? The good that you
expect from him yourself. Do you know
what is evil? That which you would not
wish another to do to you. Neither
botanical researches nor the experience
of plants have made animals discover
those which are useful to them; but each
knows naturally what is healthy and
marvelously takes for its own what suits
its nature.
Virtues exist in us also by nature, and
the soul has affinity with them not by
education, but by nature herself. We do
not need lessons to hate illness, but by
ourselves we reject what afflicts us. The
soul has no need of a teacher to teach us
to avoid vice. Thus temperance is
praised everywhere, justice is honored,
courage admired, and prudence the
object of all aims – virtues that concern
the soul more than health concerns the
Children, love your parents, and you,
parents, “do not provoke your children
to anger” (Ephesians 6:4). Does not
nature say the same? Paul teaches us
nothing new; he only tightens the links
of nature. If the lioness loves her cubs,
if the she-wolf fights to defend her little
ones, what shall we humans say when we
are unfaithful to the precept and violate
nature herself; or the son who insults
the old age of his father; or the father
whose second marriage has made him
forget his first children?
– St. Basil, Hexameron, 8.8
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