3/8/2015 - St. Agnes Catholic Parish

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3/8/2015 - St. Agnes Catholic Parish
SAINT AGNES CHURCH
FORT WRIGHT, KENTUCKY
Calendar
Sunday, March 8
International Needs Collection
Cans for Kids Collection
9:00 a.m. Rosary - Church
10:30 a.m. RCIA - Rectory Conf Room
1:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross - Church
7:30 p.m. Rosary for Peace/Enlisted-Adoration Chapel
Monday, March 9
2:30 p.m. Girl Scouts (SS) - Murphy A & B
5:30 p.m. 1st Place 4 Health - Rectory Conf Room
7:00 p.m. CCD - School
7:30 p.m. St. Vincent de Paul - Rectory Conf Room
Tuesday, March 10
7:30 a.m. 1st Place 4 Health - Rectory Conf Room
10:00 a.m. Prayer Group - Chapel
2:30 p.m. Daisies (DW) - Convent
6:30 p.m. Women’s CRHP Team - Convent
7:00 p.m. Board of Education - Media Center
Wednesday, March 11
7:00 p.m. Boy Scouts - Murphy A & B
7:00 p.m. Choir - Church
Thursday, March 12
11:30 a.m. Anointing of the Sick following Mass
7:00 p.m. Baptism Prep Class - Rectory Conf Room
7:00 p.m. Rosary & Benediction - Church
Friday, March 13
5:00 p.m. Fish Fry - Hall
Saturday, March 14
Women’s CRHP Weekend
9:00 a.m. Confessions - Church
Sunday, March 15
DPAA Announcement Weekend
Anointing of the sick at all Masses
9:00 a.m. Rosary - Church
1:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross
7:30 p.m. Rosary for Peace/Enlisted-Adoration Chapel
Mass Intentions
Sunday, March 8-Third Sunday of Lent
7:30 a.m. Charles Elsener
9:30 a.m. Fred Meyers
11:30 a.m. Lee Anne Kirn
Monday, March 9-St. Frances of Rome
6:30 a.m. Tony Rahe
11:30 a.m. Gary Fewell
Tuesday, March 10
6:30 a.m. Special Intention (RJA)
11:30 a.m. Charles Elsener
Wednesday, March 11
6:30 a.m. James Pitts, Sr.
11:30 a.m. Brother AR Kreutzjans, SJ
Thursday, March 12
6:30 a.m. James Bayless
11:30 a.m. David Todtenbier
Friday, March 13
6:30 a.m. People of the Parish
11:30 a.m. David Taeuber - 6th Anniversary
MARCH 8, 2015
Saturday, March 14
8:30 a.m. Maggie O’Gorman
4:00 p.m. Anne Droege
6:00 p.m. Wedding: Stultz/Nutter Families
Sunday, March 15-Fourth Sunday of Lent
7:30 a.m. Special Intention
9:30 a.m. Richard VonHandorf
11:30 a.m. Nick & Marie Kreutzjans
Ministry/Volunteer Schedule
for March 14th/15th
Gift Bearers
4:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
Bill & Sue Osterhage
Mike & Ginny Ruberg
Paul & Janis Flood
Ken & Jennifer Schneider & Family
Special Ministers of the Word
4:00 p.m. J Stratman, B Moore
7:30 a.m. M Maier
9:30 a.m. K Jump, T Uthe
11:30 a.m. J Lawrie, S Flanagan
Eucharistic Ministers
4:00 p.m. S Osterhage, N Stratman, P Adams, J Bayer,
S Gleeson, K Willenbrink, D & J Rechtin
7:30 a.m. J & C Brueggemann, B & D Tepe, B Henn,
C Kirn
9:30 a.m. C Cleves, C Jacober, MB Scott, MA Schuh,
R & T Lonneman, M Fox, L Stauber,
D & G Small
11:30 a.m. L Clements, D & G Travis, R & S Averdick,
MJ Rose, J & M Crowe, J & K Elfers
Servers
4:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
M Alcantara, M Dowd, R Hurst
C Craig, J Cornes, B Shields
M Dickhaus, B Dickhaus, E David
T Horney, N Horney, T Kreutzjans
6:30 a.m. – Servers:
March 9th-John Zembrodt
March 16th-Jim Bramlage
Rosary, Sunday, March 15th at 9:00 a.m.: Fred Summe
Highland Crossing, March 15th: Jan Ferguson
Vocation Chalice Program Participants
4:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
Bill Boehmer
Jean Von Handorf
Carol Mullen
Monty & Ann O’Hara
Greeters
4:00 p.m.
7:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m.
Betty Peeno, Aneta Biernat
Daryl & Blanche Tepe, Frank & Bev Henn
Paul & Debbie Finke, Dan & Joan Savage
Paul & Jenny Kleier, Heather & Mike Monson
THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT
To learn more about the Catholic Faith
or about joining our parish, please call
431-1802 or email
[email protected]
Staff Article
Seeing or Hearing is Believing
By Deacon Gary Scott
It might be hard to tell, but spring is just around the
corner. As I write this, I am looking out over a
backyard covered with snow and trees with bare limbs.
Yet I know that spring is coming. One of the ways that
I can tell is that the Goldfinches that come to the
birdfeeder are a little more gold than they were just a
little while ago.
I also know because the calendar hanging on the wall
tells me that in a couple of weeks we will have the
spring equinox, and daylight will began to take more of
the 24 hours of the day than the darkness does. I can
tell both by what I read and by what I experience first
hand. It was like this with the Samaritans at the town
of Sychar.
The woman at the well whom Jesus asked for a drink,
went in and told the people of the town that she had
seen the Messiah. She was reporting what she had
experienced during her meeting with Jesus and
because of what she told the people, they began to
believe in him. But others came to see him and to
listen to him and they began to believe in him and did
not need her to tell them of him.
We do not have that choice today, or do we? Can we
hear the voice of Jesus or do we have to rely on
reports about him? I imagine that the people who
went out to him did so because of the testimony of the
woman at the well. We have the same opportunity
today. We can learn of Jesus through what we hear at
church or on Catholic radio or TV stations and by what
we read in religious books. We can also hear him
personally through the Scriptures and through that still
small voice that we will hear at moments of deep
personal prayer. Which is better, the Goldfinch or the
calendar? They both show me the coming of Spring.
Parish Worship
Faith Sharing Questions
Theme of this week’s Gospel: Jesus enters the
temple and finds the merchants and money
changers in there. He becomes angry and drove
them out.
Adults: What would anger you enough to make you
work for change? Why?
Teens: What “housekeeping” do you need to do in
your own life? How can you get started?
Children: What should you do when you have hurt
someone’s feelings? What should you do when
someone has hurt you?
Next Sunday, March 15, 2015
Fourth Sunday of Lent, Cycle B
We are in “Year B”, and in Year B the Gospel of Mark
is featured in our readings at Sunday Mass, though not
without exceptions. For the first two Sunday’s of Lent,
the Gospel is from Mark. For the 3rd, 4th and 5th
Sundays of Lent, the Gospel is from John. During
Lent, the first reading — from the Old Testament — is
always about the history of salvation. During Cycle B
years, this reading is concerned with one of the five
covenants of the Old Testament (with Noah, with
Abraham, with Moses/The Ten Commandments, with
David, and a covenant “inscribed in human
hearts” [Jeremiah]), which point to the final covenant in
Jesus, which we commemorate at the Triduum (Holy
Thursday, Good Friday and Easter). The second
reading – from the New Testament writings – is chosen
because of thematic relations to the Old Testament
and Gospel readings.
The fourth Sunday in Lent is also known as “Laetare
Sunday”. As “Gaudete Sunday” announces that we
are better than half-way through Advent, Laetare
Sunday tells us that we are more than half-way through
Lent. As with Gaudete Sunday, the Liturgical color for
Laetare Sunday is rose.
Gospel: (John 3:14-21) This passage contains the
now famous verse, “John 3:16": “For God so loved the
world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who
believes in him may not perish but might have eternal
life.” Jesus says this as part of his response to
Nicodemus’ questions. Nicodemus was a Jew, a
Pharisee and a member of the Sanhedrin or ruling
council. Nicodemus seems to be a symbolic figure in
John’s Gospel who appears three times. It is thought
that he is symbolic of a disciple’s progressive journey
from darkness to enlightenment. Today’s reading is
from the first appearance which takes place at night (in
darkness). In his third appearance, Nicodemus will
bring an abundance of myrrh and aloes for Jesus as
Joseph of Arimathea (another symbolic figure?) takes
Jesus’ body down from the cross. Nicodemus moves
from a secretive, clandestine form of discipleship to a
public form of discipleship.
SAINT AGNES CHURCH
FORT WRIGHT, KENTUCKY
Parish Worship continued
First Reading (2 Chronicles 36:14-16,19-23) The
Second Book of Chronicles is one of the “historical
books” of the Old Testament. This reading is an
excellent historical summation of the deterioration of
the Land of Judah that led to its conquest by Babylon
and the Babylonian Exile. This exile was followed by
the rise to power of the Persians under King Cyrus,
who issued an edict allowing the Jews to return home
and to rebuild their Temple and religion. The
underlying religious concern under these historical
events is Yahweh’s covenant with David. The reading
ends hopefully as the Lord uses Cyrus to draw the
people back to their covenant with Yahweh,
symbolized in Cyrus’ directive that the Temple in
Jerusalem be rebuilt.
Second Reading (Ephesians 2:4-10) This reading
from Ephesians is a reminder that everything is a gift –
a grace – from God: “For by grace you have been
saved through faith, and this is not from you; it is the
gift of God; it is not from works, so no one may boast.”
Anointing of the Sick Cancelled
In last Sunday’s bulletin we announced that we will be
having the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick on
the Fourth Sunday of Lent (March 14th/15th). We are
going to have to cancel this for the time being.
I remind everyone that we have the Sacrament of the
Anointing of the Sick every Thursday in Church after
the 11:30 Mass. Everyone is always welcome to
receive the sacrament then. Also, we do come to
people’s homes, nursing homes, hospitals, etc. to
anoint people was well. Just call the parish office.
Want to Become a Communion
Minister?
If you are interested in becoming an Extraordinary
Minister of Holy Communion (Communion Minister),
please contact Msgr. Enzweiler at Saint Agnes (4311802). A diocesan training session, which is a
required part of the training, will be held on Thursday,
April 16th at Saint Paul’s Church in Florence. Msgr.
Enzweiler will give you instructions on how to sign up.
Adoration of Our Lord
“The Holy Eucharist is ‘The Whole Christ’”.
Servant of God, Fr. John A Hardon
Everything which belongs to Christ-everything which
makes Christ, Christ, is present in the Most Blessed
Sacrament. This is our faith. Let us adore Him.
Please commit to an hour with Jesus in our Divine
Mercy Adoration Chapel. Call 859-496-4149 for more
information.
MARCH 8, 2015
Stewardship
Status of Sunday Collection
Actual Collections (July thru 03/02/2015)
$775,826
Budgeted Collections (July thru March)
$912,000
Budgeted Collections for Fiscal Year (2014/2015)
$1,200,000
International Needs Collection
You are invited to give hope to Jesus in Disguise.
Your contribution to this Collections will continue to
preserve and protect places where Jesus walked and
taught throughout the Holy Land. Donations help
encourage prayer and financial help for vocations and
missions through four Pontifical Mission Aid Societies.
Catholic Relief Services serves Jesus in the victims of
human trafficking, in those who suffer from unjust laws
and in those who need pastoral care and assistance
across the globe. The Church in Latin America, with
your help, will fund catechesis, marriage and family life
programs, and seminarian formation. This collection
will help Central and Eastern Europe to restore the
Church and build the future in a country still living the
effects of the Soviet rule so long ago. Through your
generosity you will give hope to Jesus in Disguise.
Please give today with a joyful and sharing heart. Your
one gift is divided among five mission organizations.
Saint of the Week
Saint Frances of Rome
Did you know that a 15th century saint is
the patron saint of automobile drivers?
It’s true. It’s Saint Frances of Rome.
Frances was born to an aristocratic
family in Rome in 1384 and christened at
the Church of Saint Agnes. Although
she wanted to be a nun her parents set
up an arranged marriage with the
commander of the Papal troops, who
was a member of another aristocratic Roman family.
The marriage was a happy one partly because her
husband, Lorenzo, admired her and partly because he
was often away at war.
Rome experienced a period of flood and famine during
which time Frances turned the estate into a hospital
and distributed food and clothing to the poor. It is said
that her father was so upset with her generosity that he
took the keys of the stores away from her. He relented
when he saw that the supplies were replenished after
Frances prayed over the stores. During the wars of the
time, her son, Battista, was to be turned over to
THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT
Saint of the Week continued
opposing forces as a hostage. She did not want to do
this, but her spiritual director told her to. On the way to
deliver her son to the opposing forces she stopped and
prayed at a church and entrusted her son to the Virgin
Mary. When she got to the soldiers who were going to
take her son away, the horse they put him on refused
to move. The soldiers tried to get the horse to go but it
would not and seeing the hand of God in this, refused
to take the boy.
Her husband was severely injured in the wars and she
nursed him for the rest of his life. At the same time,
Rome was in ruins. Frances again opened her home
to the poor and sick and went into the forests around
the city to obtain herbs for medicine and firewood for
the poor. She is also reported to have the gift of
healing. She was also a contemplative and had
visions, particularly of her Guardian Angel. In 1433 she
established a confraternity of the Olivetan Oblates of
Mary. She continued to nurse her husband until his
death in 1436, after which she moved to the monastery
she had established. She died in 1440.
Why is she the patron of automobile drivers? It is
reported that when she traveled an angel preceded her
with a lantern to light her road. So remember Saint
Frances of Rome when you are on the road and need
some help.
Parish News
Wedding Banns
III-Amy Stultz, Saint Veronica &
Sam Nutter, Saint Agnes
RCIA
This weekend we will present our RCIA candidates
with the Creed. This Rite in the RCIA entrusts the
words of the Creed to those who are seeking full
communion in the Catholic Church. Nearly seventeen
centuries old, the Creed is recited by the faithful at
every Sunday Mass, and summaries what we believe
as Catholics. For those coming into the Church at
Easter, this Rite symbolizes that our parish community
is passing on and sharing the beliefs of our Catholic
faith with them, so that those about to enter our
Catholic family will embrace and treasure these
venerable words as we do. Please continue to pray for
Cassie, Marta, and Tracy as they journey through Lent
with us.
If you are interested in learning about the Catholic faith
or if you know anyone who might be interested, please
contact our parish at [email protected] or call the
parish office at 431-1802.
Many Things Going On!
Right now in the parish there are many special things
going on. In February we had a Christ Renews His
Parish (CRHP) weekend for men. Next weekend there
will be a weekend for women. This month is the
Diocesan Parish Annual Appeal for 2015. Our parish,
along with other local parishes, is hosting Matthew
Kelly this summer (July 11th) for a “Living With Passion
and Purpose” event. Today we will be viewing a
message from Matthew Kelly about the event and
encouraging people to attend. The Saint Patrick’s Day
Party will be on March 21st. The Big Blue Bash will be
March 27th. We will be having a Theology of the Body
presentation on March 23rd. We just concluded the
Saint Agnes–Mike Moffitt Basketball Tournament for
this year. We’ve had three fish fries.... And there is
more.
It is good that there are so many worthwhile events
going on. Naturally, we want them all to be successful.
Success begins with people knowing about events and
this is where communication comes in. We try to make
people aware of these events through many mediums,
including during Mass. We are trying to “build up” our
sense of community at Saint Agnes. It is hoped that
these events–in addition to doing their expressed
purpose–will lead to a greater sense of community
(and commitment to that community) at Saint Agnes.
Please pay attention and get involved!
– Fr. Mark Keene
Saint Patrick’s Day Party
You are invited to wear your green and
join us in Murphy Hall for the annual Saint
Patrick’s Day party on Saturday, March
21st from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Enjoy Irish
music, dancing, and good food. Please bring your
favorite appetizer or dessert to share. There will be
children’s activities and split the pot. Admission is
$5.00 for adults, children and teenagers are free.
Please make your reservations by contacting Peggy
Summe at [email protected] or 331-6284.
Volunteers are needed and welcome.
Saint Agnes Fish Fry
Be sure to “catch” the last fish fry for
this year on Friday, March 13th from
5:00 to 11:00 p.m. in Murphy Hall. Come
for a night of fellowship, fun, and FISH!
Fish and fried shrimp dinner, beer/soft
drinks, and baked goods will be available.
Carry-out will also be available. We are in need of
many volunteers. If you are interested, please sign up
at http://vols.pt/1QFMit or email Pam at
[email protected] Hope to see you there!
SAINT AGNES CHURCH
FORT WRIGHT, KENTUCKY
Parish News continued
Women’s CRHP Weekend
Christ Renews His Parish Women’s
Retreat weekend will be held March
14th & 15th.
The Saint Agnes CRHP Team #20 would like to
cordially invite any and all women in our parish to join
our spring retreat. A very short, intense, and genuine
small group experience, your time is dedicated to an
authentic witness of Christ’s strength in our ordinary
lives. Those who attend and participate in this session
with an open heart will be glad to have shared in the
experience. For more information, questions and
registration, please contact Ginny France at
[email protected] or 1-859-576-6882
Theology of the Body
Parent Information Night
Throughout this school year, our 7th and 8th grade
students have been educated in the Theology of the
Body program during their Enrichment time. Theology
of the Body is a compilation of Saint John Paull II’s
teachings on love, life, and human sexuality. Next
year’s 7th grade call will receive their education about
Theology of the Body. Leslie Kuhlman, Executive
Director of Ruah Woods (an education center for
Theology of the Body), will speak to parents about
Theology of the Body on Monday, March 23rd from
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Murphy Hall. All parents and
parishioners are encouraged to attend, especially the
parents of our middle-school students.
Notre Dame Academy Honor Roll
First Honors: Katherine Kloska, Rachel Peavler,
Isabella Ramicone, Marie Suetholz, Hannah
Ziegelmeyer, Emma Kramer, Kirsten Richards,
Catherine Stratman, Kelsey Sucher, Lily Thaman,
Rebecca Berling, Carolyn Collins, Ashley Fischer,
Samantha Glass, Ellen Kathman, Paige Montfort,
Grace Abeln, Emma Hatter, Lauren Judy, Audrey
Muck, Bridget Wall
Second Honors: Hannah Good, Anne Kramer,
Emily Kreutzjans, Alison Maier, Meleia Michels, Kylie
Nienaber, Megan Schwartz, Anna Stutler, Anjelica
Thelen, Avery Warner, Savanna Woods, Kate Abeln,
Jia Berling, Arden Cleves, Abby Gruner, Anna
Jennings, Natalie Kleier, Hannah Talkers, Teresa Witt,
Ellen Zeis, Jenna Arlinghaus, Hope Feinauer, Julia
Green, Calli Martin, Brianna Neff, Elizabeth Nienaber,
Felicia Berling, Breanna Brandenburg, Kaylie Collins,
Cassidy Craig, Morgan Dickhaus, Lauren Durstock,
Kiley Hardcorn, Samantha Kleier, Sophia Middendorf,
Ann Muck, Emma Nurre, Rachel Ruwe, Madison
Wilhoite, Carolynn Zeis
MARCH 8, 2015
Big Blue Bash News 2015
Big Blue Bash 2015 "Western Style" is Friday,
March 27th, the largest fundraiser for Saint Agnes
School, and we would like to encourage all
parishioners to attend. It is a great night of
camaraderie and community and is a night that all
parish families will enjoy. The event is at "The
Gardens" in Park Hills and begins at 6:30 p.m. with a
seated dinner. All parishioners should have received
an invitation in the mail. Please RSVP by March 20th,
as no tickets will be available at the door on the night
of the event. If you did not receive an invitation and
would like one, please contact the parish office with
your name and address and one will be mailed.
The Big Blue Bash's biggest raffle is the...CASH!
CASH! CASH! Raffle. Raffle tickets are just $10!
You could win $5,000 on March 27th! All parishioners
should have received 10 tickets with their Big Blue
Bash invitation. Please consider purchasing any
amount or selling a few. Please send the raffle tickets
and money with your RSVP card. You can also
purchase tickets from any school family or by
contacting the school office at 859-261-0543 or
[email protected]
Silent Auction Donations needed! We need items
big or small! Please consider donating sporting event
tickets, dinner certificates, a themed basket, or a
monetary donation can be accepted to purchase items
for the auction! Please contact Teri Judy at
[email protected] or (513) 607-6034 to arrange for
pick up.
Big Blue Bash Event Sponsorships: Packages are
available for as low as $100 up to $2,000. Event
sponsorships greatly impact the bottom line and insure
the event's success. If you or someone you know is
interested in becoming an event sponsor, please
contact Michele Bramlage at [email protected]
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Many volunteers are
needed to make the event a success. Please consider
volunteering to work a half hour shift the evening of the
Big Blue Bash. Please contact Stephanie Fieler at
[email protected] or 859-380-9645.
Saint Agnes School is grateful for the continued
support of all Saint Agnes parishioners, and we hope
to see you on March 27th!
Faith Formation
Word of Life Bulletin Brief
“Human life is good and to be protected. All medical
decisions ought to reflect this core belief.”
—”Advance Medical Directives: Planning for Your Future”
Respect Life Program, USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities
THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT
Christian Outreach
Diocesan News
Opportunities for Life
Respect Life
Opportunities for Life maintains a 24
hour statewide hotline offering life
affirming hope and help to those in
turmoil due to an untimely pregnancy.
For more information call 1-800-822-5824. Or, locally
call the Catholic Social Services at 581-8974 from
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Saturday, March 14th, the Respect Life Team of
Blessed Sacrament Church will be placing 3,000 white
crosses in the front yard of the property in testimony
and prayer for the lives lost to 3,000 surgical abortions
alone each day in our country.
Rosary in the Midst of the Crosses will start Sunday,
March 15th through March 26th. We will assemble at
the front doors of the church at 6:00 p.m. Sundays
through Thursdays of those two weeks.
Family Life Ministry
Support Group for Divorced/Separated
Registration required. Call 392-1591
Thursday’s at 7:00 p.m.
For further information, call the Department of
Catechesis and Formation at 392-1533.
For information concerning Marriage Preparation
courses, visit our website:
family.covingtondiocese.org.
DCCH Center for Children and Families
The Diocesan Catholic Children’s
Home will be having a Flea Market
Spring Sale to benefit victims of child
abuse on March 19th, 20th and 21st
from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Furniture,
antiques, home décor and collectibles.
For more information call 331-2040 ext. 8555.

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