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Parish Voices
Bulletin For The Fourth Week Of Ordinary Time 

St John Baptist de LaSalle Catholic Church

January 30, 2023

Parish Schedule

Holy Mass

Weekends:

Saturday Vigil in English 4:00PM

Sunday Mass in English 11:15AM

Misa Dominical en Español 1:00PM

 

Weekdays:

Wednesday Mass in English 11:00AM

Lunes Misa en Español 6:30PM

Misa del martes en Español 6:30PM

Misa del jueves en Español 6:30PM

Confession

Saturday 3:00PM or by appointment

Sábado 3:00 PM o con cita previa

 

Eucharistic Adoration

Thursday 7:00 PM and  Sunday 6:00 AM

Jueves 7:00 pm Domingo 6:00 AM

Church Office:

10:00AM-1:00PM M-F

2PM-5PM Saturday

This Week’s Readings

Sunday January 29, 2023

Reading 1, Zephaniah 2:3; 3:12-13
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 146:6-7, 8-9, 9-10
Gospel, Matthew 5:1-12
Reading 2, First Corinthians 1:26-31

Monday January 30, 2023

Reading 1, Hebrews 11:32-40
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 31:20-24
Gospel, Mark 5:1-20

Tuesday January 31, 2023

Reading 1, Hebrews 12:1-4
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 22:26-28, 30-32
Gospel, Mark 5:21-43

Wednesday February 1, 2023

Reading 1, Hebrews 12:4-7, 11-15
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 103:1-2, 13-18
Gospel, Mark 6:1-6

Thursday February 2, 2023

Reading 1, Malachi 3:1-4
Gospel, Luke 2:22-40
Reading 2, Hebrews 2:14-18

Friday February 3, 2023

Reading 1, Hebrews 13:1-8
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 27:1, 3, 5, 8-9
Gospel, Mark 6:14-29

Saturday February 4, 2023

Reading 1, Hebrews 13:15-17, 20-21
Responsorial Psalm, Psalms 23:1-3, 3-4, 5, 6
Gospel, Mark 6:30-34

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St John Baptist de LaSalle Catholic Church

News and Events

The party planning committee's next meeting will be Saturday February 11th at 5:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to show up with suggestions or feedback. Contact Adam at (336)262-5869 with any questions or comments. 

It's once again time for the  Diocesan Support Appeal. The purpose of the Diocesan Support Appeal (DSA) is to help provide the annual funding necessary to carry out the mission of our diocese – namely to fulfill our call to “grow ever more perfectly into a community of praise, worship, and witness, and to become a leaven of service and sign of peace through love in the Piedmont and western North Carolina.” The DSA provides funding for 50 ministries and programs.

Our church website is being updated by Adam. Please contact him (336) 262-5869 If you have any feedback or if you need him to help you with any volunteer work. Adam does not accept any forms of payment.

Gospel Reading for January 30, 2023

MARK 5:1-20

Jesus and his disciples reached the country of the Gerasenes on the other side of the lake, and no sooner had Jesus left the boat than a man with an unclean spirit came out from the tombs towards him. The man lived in the tombs and no one could secure him any more, even with a chain; because he had often been secured with fetters and chains but had snapped the chains and broken the fetters, and no one had the strength to control him. All night and all day, among the tombs and in the mountains, he would howl and gash himself with stones. Catching sight of Jesus from a distance, he ran up and fell at his feet and shouted at the top of his voice, ‘What do you want with me, Jesus, son of the Most High God? Swear by God you will not torture me!’ – for Jesus had been saying to him, ‘Come out of the man, unclean spirit.’ ‘What is your name?’ Jesus asked. ‘My name is legion,’ he answered ‘for there are many of us.’ And he begged him earnestly not to send them out of the district. Now there was there on the mountainside a great herd of pigs feeding, and the unclean spirits begged him, ‘Send us to the pigs, let us go into them.’ So he gave them leave. With that, the unclean spirits came out and went into the pigs, and the herd of about two thousand pigs charged down the cliff into the lake, and there they were drowned. The swineherds ran off and told their story in the town and in the country round about; and the people came to see what had really happened. They came to Jesus and saw the demoniac sitting there, clothed and in his full senses – the very man who had had the legion in him before – and they were afraid. And those who had witnessed it reported what had happened to the demoniac and what had become of the pigs. Then they began to implore Jesus to leave the neighbourhood. As he was getting into the boat, the man who had been possessed begged to be allowed to stay with him. Jesus would not let him but said to him, ‘Go home to your people and tell them all that the Lord in his mercy has done for you.’ So the man went off and proceeded to spread throughout the Decapolis all that Jesus had done for him. And everyone was amazed.

January 30, 2023

Lector/EME Schedule

January 21 4:00 PM K. Potter, G. Sorel (L) M Sorel (EME)

January 22 11:15 AM D. Shirk, M. Leach (L) A. Miller (EME)

January 28 4:00 PM K. Robertson, T. McMahan (L) M. White (EME)

January 29 11:15 AM A. Stone, M. Davis (L) B. Mora (EME)

February 4 11:15 AM R Goughnour, V Anthony (L) K. Potter (EME)

February 5 4:00 PM M Hauser, D. Shirk (L) A Stone (EME)

February 11 11:15 AM A. Stone, K. Potter (L) M White (EME)

February 12 4:00 PM R & S Caudill L) M Hauser (EME)

February 18 11:15 AM K. Robertson, G. Sorel (L) M Sorel (EME)

February 19 11:15 AM M. Davis, M. Leach (L) A. Miller (EME)

February 22 11:00 AM T. McMahanK. Potter (L) A Stone (EME)

February 25 4:00 PM V AnthonyT. McMahan (L) K. Potter (EME)

February 26 11:15 AM M Hauser, J. Gorich (L)M. Leach (EME)

Make a difference

 Catherine H. Barber Memorial Shelter 

 List of Current Needs

• Coffee

• Coffee cups with lids

• 30 Gallon size trash bags

• Clorox wipes

• Microwavable meals

• Canned food/drinks

• Indvidual snack crackers

• Restaurant gift cards

• Monetary Donations

Protecting Against Spread of the Coronavirus (COVID19)

 With positive cases of the virus confirmed within our region, St. John's has taken steps to prevent its further spread: 

• Refrain from shaking hands during the Sign of Peace.

• We only are offering the Eucharist under one species

• Refrain from holding hands during the Lord’s Prayer.

• Prayerfully consider receiving the Holy Eucharist only in your hands instead of on the tongue.

• Priests and EMEs are using hand sanitizer near the sanctuary to cleanse hands before and after Holy Communion.

• We have removed holy water from the fonts.

• Anyone who is ill, or suspects they are ill, should not come to Mass.

St John Baptist de LaSalle Catholic Church

January 30, 2023

Useful Catholic Links

Diocese of Charlotte 

https://charlottediocese.org

Catholic News Herald

https://catholicnewsherald.com/

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 

http://www.usccb.org

Catholic news agency

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/

EWTN

https://www.ewtn.com/

Priests and office staff

Very Rev. Fr. John David Hanic V.F. Pastor

Fr. Jose Rebaque S.A.C. In residence

Rev. Harold Markle Deacon

Temoc Herrejon Faith formation

Laura Yanez Accountant Assistant

Leslie Boyd Long Music

Ann Stone RCIA

Adam Welch Office manager    

The Pope's Monthly Intentions

Each year, the Holy Father asks for our prayers for a specific intention each month. You are invited to answer the Holy Father's request and to join with many people worldwide in praying for this intention each month.  The Holy Father has entrusted these intentions in a particular way to the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network, an organization that works to encourage Christians to respond to the Pope's appeal and to deepen their daily prayer. You can find more information about the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network on their website at popesprayerusa.net

January: For educators We pray that educators may be credible witnesses, teaching fraternity rather than competition and helping the youngest and most vulnerable above all.

February: For parishes We pray that parishes, placing communion at the center, may increasingly become communities of faith, fraternity and welcome towards those most in need.

March: For victims of abuse We pray for those who have suffered harm from members of the Church; may they find within the Church herself a concrete response to their pain and suffering.

April: For a culture of peace and non-violence We pray for the spread of peace and non-violence, by decreasing the use of weapons by States and citizens.

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When is the last time you met a difficult person? We all do at one point or another. It can be easy to feel resentful afterward, especially when they try to bring you down. I met someone like this very recently, who called into question my entire existence. At the time, I was patient, dancing around his harsh words with a smile. I realized at the time that he was calling me out. It was only after that I felt a grudge against this man forming. As in all things, it's important to look at scripture to understand how to feel and act in these situations. The most obvious verse comes from Ephesians 4:31-32, “All bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and slander must be removed from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” Gosh, it's not easy to forgive, is it? My first reaction may be to see the person who wronged me as the villain, but that's not exactly the way we should look at things. I try to look at the person as God created him. His soul was innocent before it became corrupted by sin. He also may have been hurt by someone else. There are a ton of extenuating circumstances that could have led to our confrontation that day, and to forgive it's important to try and see who the person is before you judge them as evil. Praying for this person is important as well and wishing them the best in life.  So, you've forgiven the person, now what? Should we forget and forgive? The answer to that question isn't so straightforward. While it's important to refrain from dwelling on the harsh words that were flung at us, we have no obligation to put ourselves in a situation where this person may hurt us again, especially if it's an abusive spouse. If kids are involved, it's absolutely imperative that we avoid them at all costs. If the person is harmless and contact is unavoidable, then it's our job to be kind, no matter how they act. Let them talk and offer their opinion, listening intently to what they have to say. By speaking less, we reduce the odds that they may lash out again, especially if we can make them feel heard and important.  We are to “turn the other cheek,” as it were. At the end of the day, this person doesn't know us, and they can't possibly know what's in our head or our heart. So, kill them with kindness, and remember the words of the Lord's prayer “Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us.” God bless you all, Adam.

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