Fr. Thomas McGing, Pastor
Julie Harkins, Parish Secretary/Bookkeeper
Rita Haselhorst & Amy Love, CRE
Hunter Yentzen, Youth Minister
Telephone Parish Office: 601 924 6344
WEB Site: www.holy-savior-ms.org
THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
APRIL 19, 2015
LITURGY OF THE WEEK
PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION Religious Education classes continue Sunday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 22nd. Last class for RE is Sunday, April 26th and Wednesday, April 29th. Rice Bowls should be returned no later than April 19th either in the class room or in the regular collection at Mass.
FIRST COMMUNION SUNDAY Five 2nd grade children from Holy Savior will make their First Communion Sunday, May 3rd at the 11:00 a.m. Mass followed by a reception in the Parish Center. A mandatory dress rehearsal will be Saturday, May 2nd at 9:30 a.m. in the Church followed by pictures. A retreat for children making their First Communion is Sunday, April 26th from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
BAPTISM CLASS there will be a Baptism Class this Wednesday, April 22nd at 6:30 p.m. in the Conference Room of the RE building. This class is for any parents expecting a baby and parents of children under 6 years of age who have not been baptized. This is also a class for godparents. For more information or to sign up contact Amy Love at 417-597-0221.
MINISTRY TRAINING WORKSHOP a training workshop is scheduled for Saturday, May 9th at 9:30 a.m. for all current ushers, lectors and for those interested in becoming an usher or lector, as well as, newly appointed and re-appointed Eucharistic Ministers. Anyone interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister should contact Fr. McGing. The training session is required for all Liturgical Ministers.
SEMINARIAN ENDOWMENT CHALLENGE Catholic Extension Society has once again offered a Seminarian Endowment Challenge. They are willing to give the Diocese of Jackson $25,000 to match $75,000 that will be raised in new donations from donors in the diocese. Donations by new donors of $1000 or more qualify for the matching funds. If one gave a gift to the Seminarian Endowment Challenge in 2013 of $1000 or more, that donor would need to give the same amount given in 2013 plus an additional $1000. For example if you gave $1500, you would need to give $2500 this year in order for the donation to count towards the matching goal. If a donor would like to spread the contributions over the year, that is also acceptable; but the total must be received before December 31, 2015. Pledges do not qualify. The donations will be placed in the Catholic Extension Mission Diocese Fund to be used by the diocese of Jackson for seminarian education. Checks can be made out to: Diocese of Jackson; in the notation area of the check mention, “Seminarian Endowment Challenge.”
THE BISHOPS CATHOLIC SERVICE APPEAL Holy Savior parishioners have pledged $26,314 to the Bishops Catholic Service Appeal. We thank you for your generosity. If you have not made a pledge, please consider joining us in supporting the Bishops Catholic Service Appeal. Your sacrificial gift makes it possible for Bishop Kopacz to provide vital programs and ministries in our diocese, especially to our seminarians in formation, retired priests, and those served by Catholic Charities. Envelopes are located in the vestibule.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS will meet this Wednesday, April 22nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center.
K OF C LADIES AUXILIARY wishes to thank all those who supported the raffle. Because of your generosity the Ladies Auxiliary was able to send $603 for the support the Seminarian Education. The winner of the crocheted tablecloth was Toni Butkowski. Congratulations!
CYO NEWS the CYO will have a pancake breakfast this Sunday, April 19th after the 9:00 a.m. Mass. CYO members will also be selling $2 raffle tickets for a chance to win one of three prizes: 1) grill, 2) jewelry or 3) gift card to 303 Jefferson. Proceeds will help with their retreat expenses and their trip to the Steubenville South conference. The CYO would like to invite parishioners to an evening of praise and worship with Christian musician John Finch on Saturday, April 25th at 7:30 p.m. in the Church.
CARMELITE GIFT SHOP: Visit the Carmelite Gift shop for all your First Communion, Confirmation and all other spiritual needs. The gift shop is open Monday – Friday 9-4 and Saturday 11-3p.m. To contact the Carmelite Monastery call 601-373-3412.
CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME to Nichole Francesca Carrena who was baptized at Holy Savior last Saturday. We also congratulate her parents Nicholas and Tesmakco Carrena.
ALTAR SOCIETY parishioners wishing to put flowers at the Altar in memory of a loved one should contact Sharon Hopkins at 601-668-7216 or email@example.com
EASTER LILLIE’S parishioner who donated to the flower Fund at Easter may take an Easter Lilly from the vestibule this weekend. Thanks to all who made donations.
SYMPATHY AND PRAYERS extended to Dot Kilpatrick and family and the death of Dot’s sister, Lorraine Dupuis. May she rest in peace.
SECOND COLLECTION al all the Masses next weekend April 25th- 26th will be for Catholic Home Missions. This collection helps support home mission diocese in the United States by supporting seminarian formation in poor diocese.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
2015 Senior Class Recognition and Luncheon – Sunday, May 17th – 11:00 a.m. Mass
APRIL 12TH COLLECTION Thank you for your generosity!
Sunday Regular $6987 Loose $391 Building Fund $975
Seminarian Education $205