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St. Mary Catholic Church
1998 Hwy 412 East/PO BOX 118 Siloam Springs, AR 72761
Pastor: Fr. Salvador Márquez -Muñoz Deacon: Salvador Zavala
Parish Office: 479-524-8526
Email: [email protected]
General Mass Schedule
Saturdays (English) 4:30 PM
(Spanish) 12:00 PM
Wed. (s) (Spanish) 7:00 PM
Thurs. (s )(English ) 8:30 AM
1st Fridays (Spanish) 7:00 PM
For Special Times Look
Inside The Bulletin
3:30 PM — 7:30 PM
First Friday 8:00 PM 9:30 PM
9:30 PM — 5:00 AM
November 2, 2014 All Souls Day
"And this is the will of the one who sent
me, that I should not lose anything of what
he gave me, but that I should raise it on the
last day. For this is the will of my Father,
that everyone who sees the Son and believes
in him may have eternal life, and I shall
raise him up on the last day." - Jn 6:39-40
St. Mary’s Parish Mission Statement
Saturday 3:30PM - 4:15PM
Sunday 11:00AM - 11:45 PM
Or By Appointment
Tue thru Fri 9AM - 2PM
Office of Faith Formation
Tues and Thurs 9 AM - 12 PM
Parish Life Coordinator
are a Catholic community of believers, rich in
tradition and growing in diversity.
provide a barrier free environment in which
parishioners of all ages and cultures share the
same faith, theology, sacramental and liturgical
celebrations, instruction and other social and
enables us to connect with the world in
which we live by proclaiming the Gospel through
our actions , words and prayers.
The Special Intentions for all Masses
the Month of November will be for ALL
SOULS. Join us as we pray for our loved
ones that have gone before us.
Catholic Charities has initiated a support group for
people with mental health challenges to know that
they are valued and genuinely welcome. The group is
called the St. Dymphna Society. Meetings are held
the last Tuesday of each month in Fletcher Hall, at
St. John Center, at 6:00p.m. Mass is held, and meetings follow. To learn more contact Rebecca Cargile,
664-0340 x 355. No reservations are necessary, and
all are welcome .
Upcoming Retreats at St. Scholastica Retreat
Abbot Jerome Kodell, OSB
“Walking With Jesus to the Heavenly Jerusalem”
Cost: $175.00. Commuter $120.00
Macrina Wiederkehr, OSB
Advent: Birthing the Holy”
Axel Mujica Ayala
Olivia & Gary Dieker
Dan La Bell
Dc. Salvador Zavala
Vega Melida Cano
Ardani Vinicio Bautisa
Estela del la Cruz
Marcus dela Cruz
Maria Teresa Buezo
Angelica dela Cruz
Charisse dela Cruz
Ardus Jackson and
If you know of someone that can be
taken off the prayer
list or added to the
list please contact
“January 8-11, 2015
treat Cost: $235.00
January 8-17, 2015
treat Cost: $575.00
3 Day Silent Directed Re-
8 Day Silent Directed Re-
Mary's Guatemala Mission Team
will host a Chili Cook Off and
Contest accompanied by a Silent Auction on
November 9, at
For more information, or to register, call 479.783.1135
or visit www.stscho.org/retreat-registration at least
two weeks prior to the retreat date.
Contestants should sign up with any of
our team members. There will be
We Need Items To Auction. All doIn the Vestibule there are bags to be filled to
help the Manna Center furnish a nice
Thanksgiving Dinner for someone in Need.
Please pick one up and return it no later
than Nov. 16 . Leave your filled sack in the
vestibule of the church and we will deliver
it to the Manna Center.
Thanks for being so generous during the
Holiday Season. The items needed for this
dinner will be listed on the front of the Sack.
nations are welcomed!
Tickets for dinner and voting are on sell
now. See the Jeanne Clayberg for more information.
Tuesday, Nov 11 at 6:30 PM in
The Parish Hall.
The Olivetan Benedictine Sisters in Jonesboro AR invite you to come and experience
their life. November 21-23, 2014 @ Holy Angels Convent, 1699 CR 766, Jonesboro, AR
72403. To Register:
contact Sister Mary
Clare at 870-273-6872 or e-mail [email protected]
Registrations are now being accepted for
Search #135, a retreat to help juniors and
seniors in high school get to know themselves better, deepen their friendship with
Christ, and find support in living out their
faith. Search #135 will be held at St. John
Center, Little Rock, December 12 – 14, 2014.
The fee is $120.00.
The Diocese of Little Rock has an opening for an Associate Editor for Arkansas Catholic. Applicants
must have a bachelor’s degree in journalism/ communications or equivalent experience and three
years of writing and editing experience. This is a
full-time position with competitive pay and benefits.
Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume and
published clips. To apply, write Malea Hargett, Editor, Arkansas Catholic, P.O. Box 7417, Little Rock,
AR 72217 or [email protected] For more information call (501) 664-0125.
For more information and registration forms visit our
The 2015 Diocese of Little Rock directory is now available. It is an invaluable resource to keep in your house
or car to find Mass times for another parish or to call or
e-mail a parish, priest, deacon or religious in the diocese. It costs only $10. Send your check or money order to Directory, Arkansas Catholic, P.O. Box 7417, Little Rock, AR 72217.
NATIONAL CATHOLIC YOUTH CHOIR is seeking high school
singers to audition for the 2015 camp and multi-state concert
tour. The choir is led by Axel Theimer and founding director Fr.
Anthony Ruff, OSB. NCYC admits U.S. students of any race,
color, and national or ethnic origin. For ages, dates and money
and where see the bulletin
board in the vestibule. Apply
online at www.CatholicYouthChoir.org.
auditions are due March 27, 2015.
Focus on Mental Illness – Demographics
According to the National Institute of Health, in a
given year about one in four people has a diagnosable mental illness, while one in seventeen has a severe and persistent mental illness. One in five families is affected. Consider the prevalence of this illness in our own parish community, and the support
needs of parishioners and their families.
If you have questions you may contact Trish
Gentry [email protected] at the Diocese of
Little Rock Youth Ministry office: 501-6640340, ext 418.
are available for those wishing to attend that are in need of financial
assistance. Please contact Liz or Trish for
more information. Scholarship applications may be found at the following link:
Exciting news: Matthew Kelly is coming to NW Arkansas next March to present
Passion and Purpose Live! He will be at St.
Joseph in Conway Friday night, March 6th
and at St. Raphael in Springdale on Saturday morning March 7th. Tickets can be purchased on line at www.dynamiccatholic.com
or you can contact each church for more information. Please plan to attend this powerful, engaging and captivating event. St. Joseph: 501-327-6568 & St. Raphael: 479-756
-6711. Or see Rebecca Buxton at the Sunday
Mass. Rebecca will have tickets to sell later
Come discover how God’s work in Mary prepares our hearts for God to work in us. “Mary, Finding Favor
with God” is an afternoon of reflection that is open to all Catholic adults in the area. Presentations by
Cackie Upchurch, opportunities for prayer and reflective discussion will be time well spent. Saturday, November 8, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Rogers. Free admission. Please e-mail
([email protected]) or phone the church office (479-636-4020) to reserve your spot. We want to have
plenty of room and plenty of snacks. Sponsored by Little Rock Scripture Study.
Announcements for the Bulletin: Need to be in by 9:00 AM on
Wed morning send to [email protected] .
Parish Life Coordinator & Liturgical Ministers & Baptisms and
RCIA. - Diana Harshbarger call church office.
Religious Education—Leticia Zavala DFF 524-8526
Virtus—Leticia Zavala 524-8526
Church Choir: Choir see Jan & Dave Lauderdale - Sat Choir
See Mary Joe Surcouf or Sue Erb
Church Secretary: Lety Bautista
Flowers for Mass: Contact Office or Diana /envelopes are in the
vestibule make checks to: St Mary Altar .
Knights of Columbus: Contact Eric Robinson 501-772-9061
Marriages: Please, call Father Salvador at least 6 months in
advance. If a prior marriage approximately 1 year.
When You Lose Someone Precious: Call St. Mary’s Parish and
let us offer you support and comfort by serving a luncheon after
the funeral for your family and friends. Call Marie Rollins 479524-8642
Youth Ministry : Call Sheri Karp at 479-736-2663
Whenever Father Is Away And A Priest Is Needed, Contact: St.
Raphael’s Church, Springdale 479-756-6711 (or) St Joseph's
Church, Tontitown, 479-361-2612
Readings for the Week of November 2, 2014
Wis 3:1-9/Rom 5:5-11 or Rom 6:39/Jn 6:37-40
Phil 2:1-4/Lk 14:12-14
Phil 2:5-11/Lk 14:15-24
Wednesday: Phil 2:12-18/Lk 14:25-33
Phil 3:3-8a/Lk 15:1-10
Phil 3:17--4:1/Lk 16:1-8
Phil 4:10-19/Lk 16:9-15
Next Sunday: Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12/1 Cor 3:9c11, 16-17/Jn 2:13-22
Need to make room for a new season
and holiday 'STUFF'?
The Knights of Columbus will be glad to help
you! For our upcoming winter garage sale, we
will gladly accept and/or pick up unneeded, still
useable items. Questions or requests, call Gerry
Donner, 524-5550, or Chyle Rollins, 524-8642.
As always, many thanks and blessings on those
who have helped so much in the past, in donating and in shopping! Thanks to you the successful sales help us keep on giving and supporting
our parish and community needs
The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed
"I will not reject anyone who comes to me."
Today, as we remember the faithful departed, we
can rejoice in these words from Jesus. He promises that he will welcome those who come to him.
He is so anxious to embrace us! As the catechism
puts it, "All who die in God's grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation" (CCC 1030).
Jesus' whole message here is important.
Eternal salvation is available to all, but it does
involve a level of participation on our part.
"Everyone who sees the Son and believes in him
may have eternal life," Jesus says in today's Gospel. When it's authentic, of course, this belief is
more than mere lip service. Understanding that
Jesus is our savior and our God is one thing.
Coming to him is another; it takes belief to the
next level of personal commitment. This involves
choices, decisions, and actions. Coming to Jesus
means being near him-through a spiritual life
that involves a real relationship with him-as well
as being focused on him by charting our life's
course in the light of faith. This is what we strive
to do during the ups and downs of this life.
But it isn't always easy. Even as faithful
Christians we often fall short of perfect cooperation with God. But this is not cause for despair!
Today we remember that even Christians who die
still "imperfectly purified" can ultimately share
the blessing of heaven. We pray for these souls in
purgatory to come closer and closer to perfect union with the Lord. And meanwhile, we strive to
increase our own union with Christ in the hopes
of sharing eternity with him and with the whole
communion of saints, including our loved ones
who have gone before us in faith.