8031 April 13.pub - St Charles Borromeo Parish



8031 April 13.pub - St Charles Borromeo Parish
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church
601 N. 4th, St. Charles, MO 63301
Parish Vision Statement:
We are the parish that, through our communion with Jesus, guided by the Holy Spirit:
Welcomes all; Celebrates our unity, diversity, and traditions; Uses God’s gifts to
serve and teach others and be the face of Jesus Christ in the Community.
Parish Office:
School Office:
Religious Education Office:
Latino Ministry:
St. Vincent DePaul Society:
Founded 1791
email: [email protected]
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Pastoral Staff:
Father John Reiker, Pastor: [email protected]
Father Bob Menner, Associate Pastor: [email protected]
Father Don Schramm, Senior Associate: [email protected]
Deacon Don McElroy, Deacon
Deacon Fred Haehnel, Deacon
Jorge Perez, Deacon in Training
Mrs. Silvina Baez, Latino Ministry
Mrs. Becca McCullough, Director of Religious Education
Mrs. Peggy Dupree, Office Manager
Ms. Becky Sanchez, Office Secretary
Mrs. Ann Hoffman, School Principal
Mrs. Mary Kutchback, Organist, Pastoral Associate for Seniors
Mrs. Beth Duello, Director of Music
Mrs. Lisa Delicath, Contemporary Youth Choir
Mr. Juan Saldana, Hispanic Choir
Mr. Sam Plummer, Youth Ministry
Mr. Ron Weisar, Parish Council Chairperson
Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation:
Saturdays 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. or by appointment
Schedule of Holy Mass
8:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m. vigil for Sunday
7:00, 8:30, 10:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. in Spanish
Sacrament of Baptism:
Arrangements made after parental instruction.
Call the parish office for more information.
Sacrament of Matrimony:
Contact the parish office six months prior to
wedding to begin preparations
Weekdays: 6:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.
Holy Days of Obligation: watch the bulletin
National Holidays: 9:00 a.m.
Eucharistic Adoration:
Third Mondays, 8:30am to 6:30pm
Parish Office Business Hours
Perpetual Help Devotions:
Tuesdays following the 8:00 a.m. Mass
Monday thru Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Bulletin deadline: Monday 10:00 a.m.
Parish Hall Rental:
Neal or Pat at 636-949-9722 (gym)
Peggy at 636-946-1893 (café)
[email protected]
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A Warm Welcome from St. Charles Borromeo Parish!
Holy Week at St. Charles Borromeo
Hola! Hello!
Bilingual Faith and Life Sharing
What are you doing
for Holy Week this year?
It’s OK if your list includes coloring Easter Eggs,
buying candy, photos with the Easter Bunny, buying
new outfits and preparing for a big family dinner. But
are we giving even higher priority to joining with Jesus
and His Family in celebrating His Dying and Rising to
Eternal Life?
The Journey Begins
We process in with palm branches to honor Jesus as
our King of our Hearts, our Victorious Savior. This year
we ordered African Palm Crosses which are handwoven
by entire families in the nine villages in Masasi, Tanzania. These subsistence farmers use the earnings for food,
meds, clothing, school fees with some grants for community projects such as wells.
What do you do with a Blessed Palm?
Many display palms behind a crucifix or religious
picture. You can weave them into crosses as a family
while they are still green. An old Italian custom is to
present your palm branch to someone you have hurt as a
sign of reconciliation.
The Sacred Triduum—
Three Days that Changed the World
and can still change our World
The Triduum (the three days of Holy Thursday,
Good Friday and Holy Saturday/Easter Vigil Mass) are
meant to be a retreat of “40 Hours” - a time to pray and
grow in love for Jesus and of Jesus for all. These sacred
days are blessed times to come together to pray in church
and on our own. Every Catholic of every age should
want to celebrate our salvation together on Holy Thursday (7pm) and Good Friday (7pm) and Holy Saturday/
Easter Vigil Mass (8pm) - which really are one continuous liturgy. Come and let Jesus make us and our world
“a new creation!”
Now is the Time to be Reconciled
Who of us does not need to confess our sins, and
celebrate being forgiven and reconciled, and receive extra grace/help/love from our Lord before this Good Friday and Easter? Who of us has not hurt Jesus by our
hurting of another or ignoring someone in need?
One of the best ways to prepare ourselves to enter
into Jesus’ dying and rising—into His overflowing love
and mercy—is to go to the Sacrament of Penance and
Reconciliation. Confessions will be heard this Wednesday at 7pm.
Jesus’ Priestly Prayer at the Last Supper: “I pray not
only for them, but also for those who will believe in me
through their word, so that they may all be one, as you, Father, are in me and I in you, that they also may be in us, that
the world may believe.” (John 17: 20-21)
Daily I give thanks to our Lord for sending me here
to grow with you here at Borromeo. And I also thank
our Lord and Father Rich Tillman for our Latino ministry here.
And I also give thanks to all of you who have welcomed and worked to bring together all our sisters/
brothers in Christ, Anglo and Latino, long-time and recent immigrants to America, here as one Borromeo Family. I can feel Jesus’ love glowing and growing in us
when we worship/work together at Fish Fries, Parish
Mission, Mission Trip, Picnic, Cinco de Mayo Fiesta,
Holy Week, Unity Day, and especially CRHP.
However I sometimes find it difficult to get to
really know many in our parish, Anglo or Latino, on a
more personal level. We chat and are friendly but I
would like to hear and share more with you. And I find
this especially awkward with Latinos since I do not
speak Spanish. Some misinterpret this as they do not
really care about them, which of course we do, but just
are not sure how to better connect.
So, our Borromeo Parish Unity Committee has
come up with a new program to come together casually
and share a bit about ourselves, our lives, families,
thoughts, experiences, and faith. This is called “Hola!
Hello!” and will take place the first four Thursdays of
May. I hope and pray you will each join us and see
where our Lord leads us together. I trust He will surprise us, too.
Please see the article later in this bulletin and sign
“With all humility and gentleness, and with patience,
support each other in love. Take every care to preserve the
unity of the Spirit by the peace that binds you together. There
is one Body, one Spirit . . . one Lord, one faith, one Baptism,
and one God and Father of all, over all, through all, and
within all. On each one of us God’s grace has been bestowed.” (Ephesians 4: 2-7)
Spread the Gospel, the Good News
about Jesus and His Borromeo Family!
Your Brother in Jesus,
Father John
Passion (Palm) Sunday, April 13, 2014
Prayer for Holy Week
Good and merciful God,
Your gather Your Church in solemn celebration
of the mystery of our redemption.
Open our hearts and minds as we remember
the dying and rising of Jesus
so that we may appreciate more deeply
the mystery of our own baptism.
May these days remind us
that we are not alone in our suffering
nor without hope.
May the joy we share strengthen us
to be witnesses of the Gospel throughout the year.
We ask this in Your Son, Jesus Christ.
Holy Week Schedule
Wednesday, April 16
Evening Mass at 6:30pm (Spanish)
Opportunity for Confession at 7:00pm
Holy Thursday, April 17
Morning Prayer at 8:00am
7:00pm: Mass of the Lord’s Supper with washing of the feet and
Eucharistic Procession of 2nd
Grade First Holy Communion Candidates. (Church will be open for
prayer before the Eucharist until
Good Friday, April 18
Morning Prayer at 8:00am
Outdoor Live Stations of the Cross at 5:30pm presented by our Latino and Anglo members. Everyone is invited to this moving portrayal of our Lord’s
Monday, April 14, Monday of Holy Week
6:30 a.m.
Communion Service
8:00 a.m.
Dick Johannesman
Tuesday, April 15, Tuesday of Holy Week
6:30 a.m.
Ann Duello—6th anniv.
8:00 a.m.
Chris Weber
Wednesday, April 16, Wednesday of Holy Week
6:30 a.m.
Glenn Koenen
8:00 a.m.
John Handley—4th anniv.
6:30 p.m.
Peter & Bertie Hernon
Thursday, April 17, Holy Thursday
8:00 a.m.
Morning Prayer
7:00 p.m.
Priests who have served SCB
Friday, April 18, Good Friday
8:00 a.m.
Morning Prayer
7:00 p.m.
the Passion of the Lord
Saturday, April 19, Holy Saturday
8:00 a.m.
Morning Prayer
8:00 p.m.
Our Parish Family
Sunday, April 20, Easter Sunday—ALLELUIA!
7:00 a.m.
Ausiel Cattoor—39th anniv.
8:30 a.m.
Henry Gerhardt—1st anniv.
10:00 a.m.
Henry & Margaret Reiker
11:30 a.m.
Hubert Kister
journey to Calvary.
7:00pm: Solemn Commemoration of
our Lord’s Passion. This is a beautiful
commemoration of Jesus’ death as we
thank our Lord for giving His life for
love of us on the Cross. Everyone
should come to church to show our
love for Him by our veneration of the Cross and
Holy Communion.
Holy Saturday, April 19
Morning Prayer at 8:00am
8:00pm: First Mass of our Lord’s
Resurrection. This is the most uplifting and exciting celebration of the
Church year. With Fire Service,
God’s Word, Baptisms, Confirmations, First Holy Communion and
Renewal of our Baptismal Vows.
Please come to welcome 11 new members into our
Catholic family.
Easter Sunday, April 20
Masses at 7:00, 8:30, 10:00 and 11:30 with renewal
of our Baptismal Vows.
Please pray for our loved ones who are hospitalized or ill, including:
Marge & Hal Davies, Boots & Barb Wieland,
Manuel Fuentes, Howard Rosenthal, Berna Petzold, Dave Molkenbur,
and for the intentions on our Borromeo Prayer Tree and in our Book of Prayers
Homebound, Critically Ill or in the Hospital? If you are homebound and wish to receive the Eucharist, or receive
a visit while in the hospital, please call Mary Kutchback at 946-9758 or the parish office at 946-1893.
A Warm Welcome from St. Charles Borromeo Parish!
Saturday, May 3, 2014
6:00—10:00pm in the gym
Enjoy authentic Mexican food, drinks, and music. Basket
raffles, piñatas and Mexican dancing from our own Parish Folklorico troupe.
Join us for our 5:00pm Mass to kick it off!
Go to www.borromeoparish.com for more info.
Please pray for our expectant moms:
Cassie, Jessica (May)
Jennifer (June)
Jessica (August)
Let us pray: for those who work to promote a culture
that welcomes and respects life. May the Lord continue
to give them strength, courage, and wisdom.
Blood Drive
2:45—5:45 in the gym
Homemade chili and desserts. Plan to join us so the
school can benefit from the grant they receive for hosting this event. No appointment needed.
There is a Precious Infant Mass every 3rd Saturday of the
month (April 19) at the St. Louis Cathedral. Parishioner
Jim Rapp goes down regularly. If you wish to go to the
Mass and process to Planned Parenthood and pray call
Jim at 636-328-3925. He leaves at 7am and is back in
town by 11am. He will meet you on the lower parking
lot at the statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe. You may
ride with him or follow him in your car. Whatever you
choose you will not be alone. Try it, you might like it!
Thanks for your Sacrifices through RICE BOWL
Sante Fe, NM: Feeding the Hungry Here at Home
On Sunday afternoons in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico, over a hundred people gather in the basement of Immaculate Conception Church to be served a Sunday
dinner. Some are homeless. Others are newly unemployed, forced to decide whether
to pay a utility bill or buy enough groceries to feed their families. No matter the circumstance, the parish community welcomes “anyone and everyone who is hungry to
come and share a meal with us,” says Roberta Montoya, the coordinator of the parish’s Sunday Bread and Blessings meals, one of the projects in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe that receives a portion of CRS
Rice Bowl funds.
Guests sit down at dressed tables and are served drinks, a main course, and a dessert, restaurant-style. For many of the
guests, the opportunity to be served by others stands in stark contrast to the jobs that they work during the week. For
single parents who are raising a large family on little income, the meals are a chance for them to spend time with their
children instead cooking the meal themselves. And for the volunteers who serve the guests, it is a chance to connect with
members of their own community.
In the five years since Bread and Blessings began, its ministry has expanded. Now guests can receive clothing, hygiene
items and books, as well as referrals to social service agencies that can help with unemployment, mental illness, addiction
and housing. Whatever their needs may be, the weekly Bread and Blessings meals gives guests and volunteers the opportunity to sit down together around a common table. The meals are one example of how the local 25 percent of CRS Rice
Bowl donations is used by dioceses help the poor in our own communities.
We are all part of one human family—whatever our national, racial, religious, economic or ideological differences—and
in an increasingly interconnected world, loving our neighbor means helping people all over the world.
READ 1 John 3:11-18 “The way we came to know love was that he laid down his life for us; so we ought to lay down our
lives for our brothers.”
Passion (Palm) Sunday, April 13, 2014
Servers, 8am Weekdays
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday, April 14/15/16 Magnus Kloepper, Thomas Johnson, Aidan Doughty No 8am Masses on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, or Holy Saturday Holy Thursday, 7:00pm
L/C: EM: Serv: GB: Deby Yates, Elvira Aragon Choir Toni Hernandez, Jim Yates, Steve Cave, Cathy Herrod (Host) Jorge Perez, Deacon Don McElroy Patrick Koester, Jessica Dent, Melissa Garcia First Communion Children Good Friday, 7:00pm
L/C: Tom Schultz, Veronica Guerrero Choir Serv: Amy Edmondson, Maggie Pitman, Arely Aragon Ush: volunteers please Holy Saturday, 8:00pm
L/C EM: Serv: GB: 1st: Pam Montgomery, Joe Briscoe Choir 2nd: Scot McCullough (in song) 3rd: Jorge Perez (in Spanish) Epistle: Deacon Don McElroy Rogelio Guerrero, Don & Marlene Schneider, Ampelia V (Host) Jorge Perez, Deacon Don McElroy Andrew Johnson, Gabe McCullough, Mallory Murray, MaryMichaelle McCullough, Roman Barcenas, Lilia Fuentes RCIA Easter Sunday, April 20
(Greeters needed for 7:00, 8:30 and 10:00 Masses) 7:00am L/C: Deby Yates Mary Baronovic EM: Jim Yates, Pat Brown, Bob Poeling Serv: Sophie & Lily Karase Ush: Jim Eisenbath, Cathy Herrod, Charles Weber, John Weber GB: Jim & Mary Flanagan 8:30am L/C: John DuBois to be determined EM: Ken & Connie Kapeller, Joe & Gerry Kloeppel (Host) Stacy Hilker, Sharon Schnarre Serv: Sydney & Blake Hiolker, Abbey Westerfeld Ush: Elmer Dill, Dan Dziedzic, Tim Meyer, Charlie Schroeder GB: Jim & Ann Garrigan 10:00am L/C: Steve McKinstry, Judity O’Connor to be determined EM: Judy Doucette, Marge Pohl, volunteers please (Host) Diana Akers, Kathy Anderson Serv: Jake Hoffman, Audrey Dickherber, Michael Howard Ush: Pat Akers, George Black, Greg Grotegeers, Gary Stiens GB: Keith & Valerie Heien & Family 11:30am L/C: Ampelia V., Carlos Quiroz el coro EM: Dionisia Zamudio, Guadalupe Damian, Misael Alvarado Bernardo Silverio (Host) Maria Barretos, Maria Fuentes Serv: Karen & Uriel Zamudio, Roman Barcenas Ush: Jeff Kozich, Ramon Sandoval, Rafael Fuentes, Diego Damian GB: Group 4 Christ Gr: Carlos & Olivia Chica MEMORIAL DONATIONS FOR EASTER LILIES
You are invited to help beautify our church for the Easter Season by offering a beautiful lily plant in memory
or honor of a loved one. They are being offered at $10 per plant. The plants, placed throughout the
church, will be a magnificent addition and enhance our celebration of Christ’s Glorious Resurrection.
Please complete this form and return with your check by Monday, April 14. Please put it in an enveloped
marked “lilies.” Envelopes are also available in the Narthex.
EASTER LILY DONATION FORM (please return by April 14)
IN MEMORY (please print)
IN HONOR (please print)
NAME OF DONOR (please print)_________________________________________________________________________
Please make checks payable to “St. Charles Borromeo.”
A listing of the Memorial/Honor Names and their Donors will be included in the May 4 bulletin.
A Warm Welcome from St. Charles Borromeo Parish!
St. Charles Borromeo School
Dear Parishioners:
In today’s Gospel, note that the people ask, “Who is this?” as Jesus enters Jerusalem. That question is a good one for us
to contemplate ourselves. Just who exactly is Jesus to us? And where do we find Him? To see Jesus in our midst, to
recognize how active and present Jesus is in our lives opens the heart to God’s grace. One of our little ones put it so succinctly one day recently after Mass: “So Jesus IS real!” At 6 years old, that little child fully understood the reality of Jesus
with us, without question, debate, argument or denial! Oh, to have the faith of a child!
Holy Thursday here at SCB is a day unlike other days. All classes spend the morning focusing on the Paschal Mystery: the
life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The teachers plan together to provide activities and prayer for the children
before sending them home to celebrate the Triduum with their families. I ask you to pray for our children and for all
children of the parish. They are our most precious gift.
God bless, Mrs. Hoffman
No request is too small to be brought to the Lord in prayer. Call us at 928-2970, 946-0993, or e-mail us at
[email protected] We will include you in our daily prayers. Your requests will be kept confidential.
More photos of our
2nd graders and their families
making their First Communion Banners!
Passion (Palm) Sunday, April 13, 2014
St. Charles Borromeo Religious Education
Somebody’s knocking at your door,
Somebody’s knocking at your door,
Somebody’s knocking at your door.
Somebody’s knocking at your door.
Knocks like Jesus,
O sinner, why don’t you answer
Knocks like Jesus.
Dear Parishioners:
Have you ever heard or sung this song? It’s one of my favorites because it reminds us that Jesus is always knocking at the
door to our hearts—He is standing right there, waiting for us to open up and let him in! It is my prayer your heart has
been opened through this Lenten season, especially with the help of our Parish Mission and that your heart remains open
to the wonderful graces given in God’s love for us during Holy Week and Easter!
Sacramental Formation
 Our RCIA candidates and First Communion students and all their families gather today to celebrate
the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist and our Jewish heritage with a Passover Supper and Potluck.
Following First Communion rehearsal at 3pm in church, we will gather in the cafeteria at 4pm!
 I invite you to attend the Easter Vigil next Saturday night, April 19. It begins at 8pm with a bonfire on the church
steps and ends with a reception to celebrate our RCIA elect:
Bonnie, Christina, Cole, Heather, Jason, Jeff, Karen, Ricky, Steve
 First Holy Communion will be celebrated April 26 at 10am.
 Last week, our Confirmation candidates celebrated the Rite of Enrollment at the 5:00pm Mass in anticipation of the
Rite of Confirmation which will be celebrated April 24 at 7:30pm at Borromeo.
We are so blessed and thankful for your continued prayers for the success of all our Religious Education programs.
In the love and peace of Jesus, Mrs. Becca McCullough
This and other CDs are in the narthex
Please use the envelopes provided for your donation
Mark Your Calendar—
Our Totally Catholic
Vacation Bible School
June 9—13, 2014
8:45am to noon Monday - Thursday
and until 1pm on Friday!
Kids of all ages will experience the unique, wonderful, one of a kind, extraordinary love of Jesus!
Volunteers from 7th grade
to 77 years young are needed.
In one of his most focused talks to
date, Stephen Ray discusses salvation, the authentic biblical understanding of being “born again,” and
how we are saved by faith, but not
“faith alone.” With great humor
and doctrinal depth, he goes all the
way back to Abraham to show that
we are saved by faith and obedience to all that Christ
demands of us.
Parishioner Comments:
“The best talk I’ve ever heard on being ‘born again’
and on salvation!”
~~Gary Michuta
“So full of insight! Stephen gives a fantastic explanation of how disobedience is the opposite of belief, and
all according to scripture!
A Warm Welcome from St. Charles Borromeo Parish!
~~ Activities This Week ~~
Sunday, April 13—Passion (Palm) Sunday
2nd Collection for St. Vincent de Paul
10% dedicated to Birthright
Donuts/fellowship in the café after all Masses
Confirmation Class Mass at 8:30am
Latino Youth lock-in, gym, until noon
Monday, April 14
Parish Council, Bicentennial Room, 7:00pm
Tuesday, April 15
BLOOD DRIVE, gym, 3:00—6:00pm
Junior Girl Scouts, Bicentennial Room, 3:30pm
Daisies, St. Charles Room, 6:00pm
Girl Scouts, café, 6:00pm
Golf Etiquette Seminar, café, 7:30pm
Wednesday, April 16
Quilting, rectory basement, 8:30am—noon
Bridges, Bicentennial Room, 5:00pm
Opportunity for Confession, 7:00pm
Holy Thursday, April 17
Morning Prayer, 8:00am
Mass of the Lord’s Supper, 7:00pm
Good Friday, April 18
Morning Prayer, 8:00am
St. Pat casseroles—to church office by 8:30am
Outdoor Stations of the Cross/Passion Play, 5:30pm
Commemoration of the Lord’s Passion, 7:00pm
Holy Saturday, April 19
Morning Prayer, 8:00am
Easter Vigil and Mass, 8:00pm
Easter Sunday, April 20
2nd Collection for St. Vincent de Paul
10% dedicated to Birthright
Donuts/fellowship in the café after all Masses
Confirmation Class Mass at 8:30am
Latino Youth lock-in, gym, until noon
Sacrament of Confirmation, April 24
Sacrament of First Communion, April 26
Cinco de Mayo Celebration, May 3
Golf Tournament, May 16
5:00pm Sunday, April 27
CONFIRMATION on April 24! Please come and support
our 8th graders as they continue their journey into our
Today is Palm Sunday and the beginning of the holiest of
Christian weeks. Let us pray for the grace to take up our
own cross and to follow Jesus through death to new life.
Please support the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Together
we can help the poor as they carry their cross of suffering
and pain. Our meetings are held the third Monday of
each month at 7:00pm. Call Joyce Cain at 636-4482021 for more information about how you can help.
Seeing the Face of Christ
(an everyday true story)
One morning last month, a man, homeless, broke, hungry and just released from the hospital, wandered into
our church and asked a parishioner for help– he was just
passing by. The parishioner brought him to the church
office where a couple of our Vincentians had stopped by
after mass. They were moved to help. What developed
that day is a testament to the mission of St. Vincent de
The initial plan was to get him a temporary roof over his
head, so arrangements were made to put him up at a
hotel for a week. Beyond that, the rest unfolded one
step at a time:
He had no transportation, so the SVdP team took
him to the hotel
He had no ID (needed by the hotel), so they took
him to the Social Security Administration for a
copy of his SS card
Social Security needed another form of ID, so they
took him to a different motel where he had
stayed a while back but no dice – no ID, no stay
They took him to the DMV who required a piece of
mail as ID
They took him finally back to the hospital from
where he had just been released for a copy of his
hospital bill that he could not pay
Back to the DMV and an ID was secured
Stopped at the phone store and paid to reactivate his
phone so prospective employers could reach him
Took him the Vincent de Paul Thrift store for some
more and warmer clothes
Took him to the IGA and got him a week’s worth of
Took him back to the hotel and settled him in at last
The Vincentian team dropped him off just in time to
make it back to Church to attend the Parish Mission,
knowing on this day they saw the face of Christ in a
homeless man who just happened to be passing by.
Passion (Palm) Sunday, April 13, 2014
Bilingual Faith and Life Sharing
Compartiendo la fe y la vida
Translators will be available every night
Para nuestra familia parroquial de Borromeo
Habrá traductores disponibles cada noche
A weekly gathering in May is designed and
facilitated to offer opportunities to grow in
God’s love through understanding and fellowship.
You may have noticed that Latinos and Anglos in our parish have been coming together more often in recent years, for
events like CRHP retreats, the Parish Mission, the Mission Trip, fish fries, Holy Week services,
Cinco de Mayo, and Unity Day. But sometimes it’s hard
for us to really get to know one another, especially when
we speak different languages.
“Hola! Hello!” will give us the opportunity, on four
Thursdays in May, to get together for prayer, food, and
conversation about our lives and our faith. The conversation will be in small groups, and each group will have a
Please pray for the success of “Hola! Hello!’ and please
consider taking part in it.
All are Welcome!
Babysitting Available!
Light Supper Served Nightly!
Una reunión seminal esta diseñada y se facilitara
ofreciendo oportunidades para crecer en al
Amor de Dios a través de la solidaridad y comprensión.
Habrá notado que latinos y anglos han estado
juntándose más seguido en los últimos años,
para eventos como CRHP, la Misión, el viaje
Misionero a México, Fish Fries, celebraciones de Semana
Santa, 5 de mayo y Día de la Unidad. Pero algunas veces
es realmente difícil conocernos más unos a los otros, especialmente cuando hablamos distintos idiomas.
¡Hola! ¡Hello! Nos dará esa oportunidad, en los primeros
cuatro jueves de mayo, juntarnos para orar, comer y
conversar acerca de nuestras vidas y nuestra fe. Las conversaciones serán en pequeños grupos y cada grupo
tendrá un traductor.
Por favor oren para el éxito de ¡Hola! ¡Hello! Y por favor consideren ser parte del mismo.
¡Todos están bienvenidos!
¡Habrá cuidado de niños!
¡Tendremos bocadillos cada noche!
May 1, 8, 15, 22
Bicentennial Room
“By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if
you have love for one another.”
~~John 13:35
To sign up or for more information, please contact:
Mary Harrison—636-949-8268,
[email protected],
Silvina Baez—636-946-1893,
[email protected]
Brenda Galloy—636-219-6767
[email protected]
1, 8, 15 y 22 de mayo
6:30pm a 8pm
Salón Bicentenario
“Si se aman los unos a los otros, todo el mundo se dará
cuenta de que son discípulos míos.”
~~Jn 13,35
Para anotarse o mas información por favor llame a:
Silvina Báez—636-946-1893
[email protected]
Bilingual Faith and Life Sharing - Compartiendo la fe y la vida
I plan to attend - Participare
Phone/Telefono: ____________________________________ Email:
A Warm Welcome from St. Charles Borromeo Parish!
Oficina: Tel: (636)946-1893 Fax (636)946-5598
[email protected]
Llámenos al 314-842-0062
Terapia en español confidencial Jesús López
Pláticas para Bautismo
Las pláticas para Bautismo son el 1º y 2º domingo de
cada mes de 9.30-11am, se pide puntualidad.
Son necesarias las dos clases para padres y padrinos, debido a la importancia de esta preparación se pide que en
lo posible no se traigan niños, por consideración y respeto a los demás participantes, ya que pueden distraer
la atención.
Para confirmar su asistencia por favor llame a la oficina
parroquial 636-946-1893.
April 13 11:30am L/C: Rafael Fuentes, Arely Aragon el coro EM: Steve Cave, Richard Veit, Maria Fuentes, Maria Rami‐
rez (Host) Toni Hernandez, Ampelia V Serv: Luz, Carlos & Alma Quiroz Ush: Jeff Kozich, Carlos Chica, Francisco Plaza, Leobardo Aguilar GB: First Communion Children Gr: Rafael & Toni Hernandez Un pensamiento
La Cruz que llevaba grabada en su corazón, a fuerza de
contemplación, le rompió un día la piel, floreciéndosela
en llagas.
~~San Francisco de Asís
General: Para que los gobernantes promuevan el cuidado
de la creación y la justa distribución de los bienes y recursos naturales.
Misional: Para que el Señor Resucitado llene de esperanza el Corazón de quienes sufren el dolor y la enfermedad.
Is 42:1-7; Sal 27; Jn 12:1-11
Martes: Is 49:1-6; Sal 71; Jn 13:21-33, 36-38
Miércoles:Is 50:4-9a; Sal 69; Mt 26:14-25
Jueves: Cena del Señor: Ex 12:1-8, 11-14;
Sal 116; 1 Cor 11:23-26; Jn 13:1-15
Viernes: Is 52:13 — 53:12; Sal 31; Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9;
Jn 18:1 — 19:42
Sábado: 1) Gn 1:1 — 2:
2) Ex 14:15 — 15:1; Ex 15:1-6, 17-18;
3) Is 55:1-11; Is 12:2-6;
épistola) Rom 6:3-11; i) Sal 118;
Evangelio) Mt 28:1-10
Domingo: Hch 10:34a, 37-43; Sal 118;
Col 3:1-4 o 1 Cor 5:6b-8;
Jn 20:1-9 o Mt 28:1-10
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Por tu Matrimonio
Toma a tu pareja de la mano y cántale su canción
romántica favorita.
El Evangelio de San Marcos es el mas antiguo de los cuatro. Fue escrito en el ano 70 y estaba dirigido a los cristianos gentiles. Se caracteriza por su realismo al presentar a Jesús como Hijo de Dios.
Reflexión de Plato de Arroz de CRS: ayudar al prójimo
El 25 por ciento de las contribuciones a Plato de Arroz de CRS permanecen en nuestra diócesis, apoyando programas locales para aliviar la pobreza y el hambre. [BUSQUE Y LLAME
AQUÍ.] Esta semana, oramos por las personas en nuestra comunidad que luchan contra la
pobreza y el hambre. Done a su Plato de Arroz para apoyar programas que ayudan a los
pobres de nuestra comunidad, así como en las comunidades en todo el mundo.
Passion (Palm) Sunday, April 13, 2014
¡Hola! Hello! Compartiendo la fe y la vida
La oración sacerdotal de Jesús en la Ultima Cena: “No te ruego solamente por estos, sino también por los que han de
creer en mí al oír el mensaje de ellos. Te pido que todos ellos estén unidos; que como tú, Padre, estás en mí y yo en ti,
también ellos estén en nosotros, para que el mundo crea que me enviaste.” (Jn. 17, 20-21).
A diario le doy gracias a Dios por enviarme aquí a crecer junto a ustedes en Borromeo, también agradezco al Padre Rich
Tillman por nuestro Ministerio Hispano.
También les doy gracias a ustedes que han dado la bienvenida y trabajado para unir a nuestros hermanos y hermanas en
Cristo, anglos y latinos, los inmigrantes recién llegados y los que tienen más tiempo, como la familia de Borromeo. Puedo
sentir a Jesús brillar y crecer en nosotros cuando adoramos y trabajamos juntos en los Fish Fries, la Misión Parroquial, la
Misión a México, el Picnic, 5 de mayo, Semana Santa, Día de la Unidad y especialmente CRHP.
Sin embargo, a veces encuentro que es difícil conocer realmente algunos en nuestra parroquia, anglos y latinos, a un nivel
más profundo. Hablamos y somos amables pero me gustaría compartir más contigo. Encuentro esto especialmente difícil
con los latinos porque no hablo español. Algunos malinterpretan esto como que no me importan, por supuesto que me
importa, pero no sé de qué manera comunicarme mejor.
Por eso, nuestro Comité de Unidad de Borromeo ha traído un nuevo programa para juntarnos casualmente y podamos
compartir más de nosotros, nuestras vidas, familias, pensamientos, experiencias y fe. Esto se llama ¡Hola! ¡Hello! y tendrá
lugar los cuatro primeros jueves de mayo. Espero y oro para que cada uno de ustedes vengan y vean a donde el Señor
nos lleva juntos. Confío que también nos sorprenderá.
Por favor oren y regístrense en la página del boletín.
“Sean humildes y amables; tengan paciencia y sopórtense unos a otros con amor; procuren mantener la unidad que proviene del Espíritu Santo, por medio de la paz que une a todos. Hay un solo cuerpo y un solo Espíritu, así como Dios los
ha llamado a una sola esperanza. Hay un solo Señor, una sola fe, un solo bautismo; hay un solo Dios y Padre de todos,
que está sobre todos, actúa por medio de todos y está en todos. Pero cada uno de nosotros ha recibido los dones que
Cristo le ha querido dar. (Efesios 4, 2-7)
Gracias por sus sacrificios para Plato de Arroz
Santa Fe, NM: alimentando a los que tienen hambre
Los domingos por la tarde en el centro de Albuquerque, Nuevo México, más de un centenar de personas se reúnen en el sótano de la Iglesia de la Inmaculada Concepción para que les sirvan una cena. Algunos no tienen hogar. Otros están nuevamente desempleados, obligados a decidir entre pagar una
factura de servicios públicos o comprar suficiente comida para alimentar a sus familias.
No importa la circunstancia, la comunidad parroquial da la bienvenida a “cualquiera y todos los que
tienen hambre a venir y compartir una comida con nosotros,” dijo Roberta Montoya, coordinadora de las comidas dominicales Bread
and Blessings (Pan y Bendiciones) de la parroquia, uno de los proyectos de la Arquidiócesis de Santa Fe que recibe una parte de los fondos de Plato de Arroz de CRS.
Los asistentes se sientan en mesas con manteles y les sirven bebidas, un platillo principal, y un postre, al estilo de un restaurant. Para
muchos de ellos, la oportunidad de ser atendidos por alguien más es un marcado contraste a los trabajos que realizaron durante la semana. Para padres solteros que crían una familia grande con pocos ingresos, las comidas son una oportunidad para pasar tiempo con
sus hijos en lugar de preparar la comida ellos mismos. Y para los voluntarios que atienden a los invitados, es una oportunidad de conectarse con los miembros de su comunidad.
En los cinco años desde que empezó Bread and Blessings, su ministerio se ha expandido. Ahora los asistentes pueden recibir ropa, artículos de higiene y libros, así como referencias a agencias de servicios sociales que pueden ayudar con el desempleo, las enfermedades mentales, la adicción y la vivienda.
Cualesquiera que sean sus necesidades, las comidas semanales de Bread and Blessings ofrecen a los invitados y voluntarios la oportunidad de sentarse juntos alrededor de una mesa común. Estas comidas son un ejemplo de cómo se utiliza el 25 por ciento local de los
donativos a Plato de Arroz de CRS por las diócesis para ayudar a los pobres en nuestras comunidades.
Doctrina Social Católica: Solidaridad global
Somos parte de una familia humana sin importar nacionalidad, raza, religión, economía o ideología. Amar a nuestro prójimo significa
ayudar aquellos en el extranjero y en nuestras comunidades.
LEE 1 Juan 3, 11-19: “La forma en que hemos conocido el amor es que El dio su vida por nosotros; así también nosotros debemos dar
nuestras vidas por nuestros hermanos.” ORA también por aquellos que no tienen a nadie mas que ORE por ellos.
A Warm Welcome from St. Charles Borromeo Parish!
Children’s Mission THANKS!!!
Marriage in Christ
has been promised between:
Heidi Strayhorn and Joseph Day
Kayleigh Broeckling and Tim Kossakowski
Readings of the Week
Is 42:1-7; Ps 27; Jn 12:1-11
Is 49:1-6; Ps 71; Jn 13:21-33, 36-38
Is 50:4-9a; Ps 69; Mt 26:14-25
Lord’s Supper: Ex 12:1-8, 11-14;
Ps 116; 1 Cor 11:23-26; Jn 13:1-15
Is 52:13 — 53:12; Ps 31; Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9;
Jn 18:1 — 19:42
1st Reading: Gn 1:1 — 2:2
2nd Reading: Ex 14:15 — 15:1; Ex 15:1-6, 17-18
3rd Reading: Is 55:1-11; Is 12:2-6
Epistle: Rom 6:3-11; i) Ps 118
Gospel: Mt 28:1-10
Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Ps 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23;
Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6b-8; Jn 20:1-9
or Mt 28:1-10 or (at an afternoon
or evening Mass) Lk 24:13-35
We would like to thank Becca McCullough who headed
up the Children’s Mission. It was a new aspect of the
Mission this year, and turned out to be a big success! We
want to acknowledge the adults and teens who helped
with the Children’s Mission as well as the babysitting.
The adult helpers over the 4 nights were:
Becca McCullough
Katy Smith
Dana Saale
Laura Dennigmann
Julie Brown
Trisha Hirtz
Jenny Grey
Cathy Carey
Tammy Buehler
In babysitting, there were a number of teens:
Abbie Dennigmann
Karie Schmidt
Marymichaelle McCullough
Andrew Johnson
Maura Engelhorn
Sophia Evjen
Abby Westerfeld
and one adult: Tammy Durso
Entering the Holy City
Gospel readings: Matthew 26:14-27:66
“Let this cup pass from me; yet, not as I will, but as you will.”
Imagine Jesus, a man who had been praying and fasting for forty days in the desert; a man who had been driving away
demons, raising the dead, curing the sick and the blind. Now he enters into the Holy City, not on a stallion or in a chariot
as you would expect a king to enter, but on the back of a lowly donkey that his disciples find tied to a tree!
“Meek” is the word the Gospel uses to refer to this King, and we understand why as we examine his life – from his birth in
a stable, to his entrance into the Holy City, to his death of crucifixion, a method reserved for slaves and criminals.
As we examine these details of Jesus’ life, we see that Jesus was not a king of this world. Although he could have asked
God to take away his suffering – to ask him for help – he does not. Jesus asks, “Do you think that I cannot call upon my
Father and he will not provide me at this moment with more than twelve legions of angels? But then how would the
Scriptures be fulfilled which say that it must come to pass in this way?” Jesus has entirely surrendered to God’s will up until
the end of his life!
In our prayer this week, we ask for this humbleness. And we ask to see Jesus in those who may not appear, to our eyes, to
be worthy of our praise, attention, or gifts. Who are our present-day kings in disguise?
As we visit a ministry in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe in our final week with CRS Rice Bowl, we meet volunteers who are
greeting the poor, the social outcasts, and the vulnerable, and treating them like a king, serving them hot meals restaurantstyle and offering them support to meet their basic needs. This a community that refuses to reduce individuals to labels –
“drug addicts” or “unemployed single moms” – but rather is treating each individual with dignity, unveiling the face of
Christ that lives within each of us.
As we examine stories from the United States this week, let us reflect on where our local Rice Bowl donation (25 percent
of your donation) goes in our diocese, and how we can lift up through prayer, gifts, and service, those in our community
that are invisible and forgotten. Where, in our own neighborhood, can we find – and serve – Christ, our King?
Passion (Palm) Sunday, April 13, 2014
Good Friday Collection
Our parish, once a year on Good Friday, is called on to support Christians in the Holy Land. Many Christians in the
Holy Land depend on this collection for their lives.
The Gospel message of compassion confirms the need for the Good Friday collection in support of our brothers and
sisters in the Holy Land. Our financial assistance supports the Holy Sites, but also those pastoral, charitable, educational
and social works, which the Church supports in the Holy Land for the welfare of their Christian brethren and of the local
More specifically, these resources come to the aid of families, often enhancing or saving the lives of the old, the sick,
and the disabled. In addition, aid is provided to the unemployed and to youth that seek a brighter future.
The Good Friday Collection is requested by the Holy Father. Please be as generous as your abundance allows.
Please pray for our troops
WO Michael Sakalauski (US Army), serving in Afghanistan (brother of Heather Willie)
Jorge Lozoya (US Army), stationed at Davenport Army Base (son-in-law of Becky Sanchez)
Matthew Ervin (US Navy), started boot camp July 2013 (grandnephew of Ivy Hall)
Brent Schulze (US Army), serving in Fort Drum, NY (son-in-law of Steve Cave)
MM3 Paul J. Robben (US Navy), attending NNPT School, Goose Creek, SC (son of David & Betty Robben)
SPC Molly Jasper (US National Guard), deployed to Afghanistan (granddaughter of Jim & Ann Garrigan)
SR Brooke Georges (US Navy), training at Ft. Sam Houston, TX (granddaughter of Jim & Jane Lammert)
Bernardo Silverio Jr. (US Air Force), stationed at Scott Air Force Base (son of Bernardo and Nereida Silverio)
Kenneth Rufkahr (US Army), stationed at Fort Richardson, Alaska (grandson of John Rufkahr)
If anyone in the parish would like prayers for their loved one in the military, please contact the church office
at 946-1893. We will be happy to list their name in the bulletin.
Thoughts from Pope Francis
Holy Saturday: “We must not be afraid of solidarity; rather let us make all we have and are available to God.”
PRAY for all of our families and communities, that we might be the light of the Risen Christ in the world.
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A Warm Welcome from St. Charles Borromeo Parish!
Of Pope Francis, Dostoevsky, and the Death Penalty
In an interview with the Italian Jesuit journal La Civiltà
Cattolica last fall, Pope Francis cited the 19th century Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky as one of his favorite
authors. In the context of what we have learned so far
about the Holy Father, this is not a surprising choice.
Dostoevsky is a celebrator of God's love and forgiveness
but only after the sinner has accepted that he must repent.
Reading one of Dostoevsky's most celebrated works,
Crime and Punishment, can be instructive when considering issues surrounding the death penalty. In the novel
Raskolnikov confesses to Sonya that he has committed
murder but she offers little comfort or room for rationalizations, "You have deserted God and God has stricken
you, and given you over to the devil."
Raskolnikov eventually confesses his crime to the authorities, "It was I who killed the old pawnbroker woman and
her sister Lizaveta with an axe and robbed them." He is
sentenced to hard labor in Siberia. But sincere repentance
comes to Raskolnikov only near the end of his prison
term. In his cell he takes up the Gospels Sonya has given
him and begins to read about the good news of Jesus
This potential for repentance should never be discounted,
even for someone who has committed a murder. Yet
Sonya's first reaction to Raskolnikov's confession is just.
Her response is not unlike that of the Lord in speaking to
Cain after he murders Abel, "What have you done? The
voice of your brother's blood is crying to me from the
teaching calls for the use of "non-lethal means" when this
is sufficient to protect people's safety. Why this mildness,
is this not a betrayal of the demands of justice? Should
not the murderer forfeit his life for the life he or she has
At the center of the Catholic perspective on the death
penalty stands a very clear recognition of the dignity of
every human person. Not even grave crimes such as murder can completely wipe out this God-given dignity. And
so the Church calls for the use of alternatives to the death
sentence and observes that "The cases in which execution
of the offender is an absolute necessity are very rare, if
not practically non-existent," (Catechism, par. 2267).
In rejecting the use of the death penalty the State says to
its citizens that problems should be solved nonviolently.
On a more personal level opting not to execute an offender gives that person precious time to repent and ask
for forgiveness. And by the grace of God the loved ones
of murder victims may be led to forgive and then to
move on. An execution, however, cuts these opportunities short.
Dostoevsky knew the value of having more time. As a
young man he was arrested for being a member of a secret utopian society and sentenced to death. On a wintery day in 1849, he was taken from prison and driven to
the Semyonovsky Parade Ground in St. Petersburg for the
execution. In a letter to a friend Dostoevsky described the
This cry of anguish is re-echoed by the loved ones of
every murder victim. At the heart of the debate over the
death penalty hangs this awful question: how can the
scales of justice ever be righted? No argument about the
non-deterrent value of capital punishment can respond to
this anguished question, for this question comes from an
interlocutor not concerned with facts but with obtaining
There the death sentence was read to us all, we were
given the cross to kiss, swords were broken over our
heads, and our final toilet was arranged (white shirts).
Then three of us were set against the posts so as to carry
out the execution. We were summoned in threes; consequently I was in the second group, and there was not
more than a minute left to live ... Finally the retreat was
sounded, those who had been tied to the posts were led
back, and they read to us that His Imperial Majesty
granted us our lives.
In the passion of the moment some may want swift justice, even if it means exacting vengeance themselves on
the murderer. But this can lead to a tit-for-tat cycle of
violence that no civilized society can tolerate; therefore,
the power to punish is held solely by the state acting in
the interest of the entire community.
This act of pardon by Czar Nikolai I made a lasting impression on Dostoevsky, "Only to live, to live and live.
Life whatever it may be!" Some may see such stories as
romantic, but as Pope Francis has said, "God does not
mislead hope; God cannot deny himself. God is all promise."
Catholic teaching recognizes that "[L]egitimate public authority has the right and the duty to inflict punishment
proportionate to the gravity of the offense," (Catechism
of the Catholic Church, par. 2266). However, this same
-Mike Hoey is the Executive Director
Missouri Catholic Conference
Passion (Palm) Sunday, April 13, 2014
A Warm Welcome from St. Charles Borromeo Parish!

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