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  • Grandville, Michigan www.spxcatholic.org

    TODAY Nursery (Room #102) during 10:30 Mass

    MONDAY | Jan. 4 | St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Religious 1 Jn 3:22-4:6 / Mt 4:12-17, 23-25 Mens Bible Study (Room #101) 7am Prayer Shawl Ministry (McDuffee) 5:30pm Novel Readers Book Club (PC LL #4) 7pm

    TUESDAY | Jan. 5 | St. John Neumann, Bishop 1 Jn 4:7-10 / Mk 6:34-44 No Mass Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament (Chapel) 9am-7pm Buildings & Grounds Committee Meeting (PC LL #1) 5:30pm

    WEDNESDAY | Jan. 6 1 Jn 4:11-18 / Mk 6:45-52

    Mass in Chapel (+Joseph Knebl) 6:30pm Cantor Practice 6:30pm Choir Practice 7pm

    THURSDAY | Jan. 7 1 Jn 4:19-5:4 / Lk 4:14-22 Ladies Bible Study (DH) 9:30am Campus & Facilities Planning Committee (McDuffee) 6pm K of C General Membership Meeting (DH) 7pm

    FRIDAY | Jan. 8 1 Jn 5:5-13 / Lk 5:12-16 Mass in Chapel (+Martha Ribant) 8:30am

    SATURDAY | Jan. 9 1 Jn 5:14-21 / Jn 3:22-30 That Man is You! (DH) 6am Reconciliation/Confessions 4-4:45pm Contemporary Choir Practice 4:30pm

    LORDS DAY LITURGIES January 10, 2016

    The Baptism of the Lord

    real people real presence

    3 January 2016

    C h r i s t m a s

    Weekend of Jan. 9 & 10 Blood Pressure Readings | after all Masses (McDuffee)

    Elementary Religious Education | 1/10 ~ 9am-1pm (DH)

    Middle School Edge | 1/10 ~ 5:30pm (DH)

    High School Sunday Night Live | 1/10 ~ 7pm (Youth Room)

    Epiphany is Manifestation Day. It is the day for sharing. It is another day of gifts. It is the Twelfth Day of Christmas. The gift, clearly, is Christ Jesus the Lord. The gift, clearly, is given not just to me, not just to us, but also to them.

    How can I be like God today and manifest some goodness and grace to both us and them?

    Prepare for next week: Read and reflect on The Baptism of the Lord (beginning on pg. 86) in the Living Liturgy missal.

    Living in Mercy

  • January 3, 2016 Page 2 The Epiphany of the Lord

    A week or so before Christ-mas, I asked someone in Christian outreach how things were coming with the Giving Tree. This parish is. began parish volunteer Donna Vaughn. She paused for a few moments. She had so much passion, I worried she might be frustrated. Beyond words! she concludedat the same moment fellow volunteer Angie Zylstra chimed in generous. More than generous, Donna added. Thank you to everyone who contributed to our charitable efforts, which were listed in last weeks bulletin. A special thank you to Angie and Donna who

    coordinated the Giving Trees outreach to families here and at St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Wyoming and Elaine Vander Baan for collecting socks and toiletries for those in county jail and state prisons. Please join me in also thanking Nancy Benson and her crew for adorning our worship space so beautifully for the seasons, to our liturgical ministers, and to the parish staff who help pull things together with constant support and encouragement from parish volunteer Tony Grandy. Remember Christmas continues until next Sunday. Keep the spirit alive!

    at 40th & Wilson

    FR. CHRIS ROUECH

    frchris@spxcatholic.org

    Faith Formation Religious Education

    ELIZABETH POST

    epost@spxcatholic.org

    3937 Wilson Ave. SW Grandville, MI 49418 616-532-9344 Fax: 616-538-6340 www.spxcatholic.org

    ELEMENTARY FAITH FORMATION CLASSES will resume on Sunday, Jan. 10 at 9am and on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at 4pm & 6pm. MIDDLE SCHOOL EDGE will be on Sunday, Jan. 10 at 5:30pm. On Jan. 17, we will head to 3 Mile Project; please arrive to Danner Hall by 4:45pm.

    NOVEL READERS BOOK CLUB meets at 7pm Monday,

    Jan. 4, in the McDuffee Room to discuss The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown. Contact Linda Stray (lindastray@yahoo.com or 249-8034) or Mary Boehm (meb2904@aol.com or 538-9635) with inquires.

    High School Youth Ministry MERRY HASS

    mhass@spxcatholic.org

    YOUTH MINISTRY UPCOMING EVENTS:

    Jan. 3 | High School Leadership Meeting ~ 6-8pm (DH)

    Jan. 10 | Sunday Night Live with Father Chris ~ 7pm

    Jan. 17 | 3 Mile Project

    Jan. 23-24 | Confirmation Retreat

    Jan. 31 | Sunday Night Live ~ 7pm

    Jan. 30-31 | Catholic Heart Work Camp Pizza Fundraiser

    SPIRITUAL STOCK: We are sending 65 volunteers to Catholic

    Heart Work Camp in the summer of 2016. We would really love your financial support. You can purchase Spiritual Stock in our teens for $20 a share. All shareholders will be invited to a banquet in July to hear firsthand how their investment helped make a difference not only for our youth, but for the people they served in Springfield, IL. Contact the Formation Office at 538-2600 for more information.

    bit.ly/spxlovelast or contact the parish office.

    bit.ly/spxwb16

    ANDY REBOLLAR

    arebollar@spxcatholic.org

    Parish Life

    Christmas

    AN INVITATION

    Jesus Rediscover

    Join us Monday nights at 7pm in the McDufee Room for a drop-in book study start-ing Jan. 11.

    HAITI COMMITTEE MEETING will be on

    Thursday, Jan. 14 at 7pm in the McDuffee Room to discuss the upcoming trip to Haiti from July 19-26. For more information call Bill McInnis (539-6316) or Michelle Stutzky (260-1773). All are welcome to attend.

    http://bit.ly/spxlovelasthttp://bit.ly/spxwb16

  • St. Pius X Parish Page 3 Grandville, MI

    5:30pm

    Marilyn Hartwell

    8:30am

    Mike & Brenda Grandy

    10:30am

    Frank Cegelis

    Denise Doyle Nancy Hoekstra Brian & Denise Kolesar

    Michael Bieri Betty Cole Rita Feeney Gail Greco-Bieri

    Emily Hartwell Matthew Hartwell Volunteer Needed

    Andrea Courtade John Lawrence Peyton Snidanko

    Rylee McKellar Emma Ruemenapp Loren Wilkie

    Nancy Benson Jamie Blanch Mary Carter Dianne Cartwright Debra Neff Diane Remenak Barbara Sawicki Melissa Seguin Volunteer Needed

    Lexi Hass Steven LeQuia Michele Stutzky Elaine Szarowicz Karen Tonning Paul VanGessel Barry Waters Kendall Wright Randy Wright

    Elaine Albrecht Monique Bassett Meg Lyons Mike Miller Jacob Ruemenapp Rick Ruemenapp Mike Signore Andrew Sundstrom Nick Sundstrom Mike Tyler Monica Tyler Nam Vu Susan Wise

    Brian Courtade Angie Zylstra

    Rick Verburg Chris Verburg

    Andy Kovac

    Ushers: Team W Ushers: Team H Ushers: Team J

    Mass Assignments for January 9 & 10

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    Our prayer list for healing

    STEWARDSHIP THOUGHT As we celebrate the Epiphany of

    the Lord this weekend, we hear of the Magis natural response to com-

    ing in contact with the Lordthey immediately paid him homage and

    offered their gifts. As Catholic Christians today, we wont see

    Christ in the same way the Magi did, but we can encounter him in the

    poor, forgotten, lonely, the stranger, as well as in our family, friends,

    even our enemies. Christ is in everyone. As stewards, we are called

    to respond appropriately, in some way paying homage to Christ in

    them and offering them gifts you may have at the time. How can you

    better respond to Christs presence around you this week in paying

    homage and sharing your gifts? by Andy Rebollar, Pastoral Associate for

    Parish Life.

    Time and Talent

    MASS ATTENDANCE

    Dec. 19 & 20 5:30pm374 | 8:30am229 | 10:30am493

    Treasure

    PARISH SUPPORT Fiscal Year 2015-16 | Week 25/52

    Last week 12/19&12/20

    Year to Date

    Prior Year to Date

    Adult Envelopes $ 14,326 $313,536 $333,195

    Electronic Giving spxcatholic.org $ 3,530 $105,601 $ 96,894

    Youth Envelopes $ 2 $ 86 $ 244

    Loose Offerings $ 693 $ 15,709 $ 14,320

    Total Contributions $ 18,551 $434,932 $444,653

    Budget Overage/(Shortfall) $ 328 $ (16,173)

    OTHER GIVING

    Masters Mission $ 527 $ 17,645 $ 17,664

    Retirement for Religious $ 1,362 $ 4,099

    St. Pius X has 1,009 registered households. Last week, 323 contributed either by using an offertory envelope or electronically. Every gift is gratefully received as a sacrifice united with Christs own self-offering in the Eucharist to share Gods love.

    ALTAR SERVER APPRECIATION CELEBRATION is Sunday, Jan. 16 following the 5:30pm Mass hosted by the Knights of Columbus in Danner Hall. We will enjoy pizza, games, prizes, and awards. Please RSVP to Sandy at 538-2600 by Jan. 14 to attend this fun even

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