8th Graders and above, Sundays after 10:00 Mass in the BH
RECENT PROFESSION OF FAITH - Ralph Moffatt, husband of Aline, made his formal Profession of Faith and was confirmed on November 29, 2013 at St. Coumban Church. Congratulations to the family.
ANGEL TREE PROJECT
Once again, St Columban's will be sponsoring the Angel Tree Project to help needy families this holiday
season. Starting this weekend, the Christmas tree will be in the back of church adorned with
"angel" ornaments. Feel free to take an angel(s) from the tree and help a child have a brighter Christmas this year. The angel ornaments will have the age and size of the child and possible gift ideas. Bring the wrapped package(s) back to church
by December 15th with the angel attached so we will know who gets the package! If anyone wishes to make a cash donation to this project, please see or call Diane Kinder
at 660-646-6516 or Chris Shearer at 660-636-5277. Cash donations will be used to purchase fresh fruit and candy for the children. Thanks to everyone for helping out with this fun project! Without generous
parishioners, this project would not be possible
"FAVORITE RECIPES" COOKBOOKS HAVE ARRIVED!
Get all your favorite salad recipes served at the annual Salad Luncheons plus appetizers, soups, beverages, main dishes and scrumptious dessert recipes. They are $10.00 each.
Cookbooks will be sold after the weekend Masses in the back of church, or you may call either 646-3633 or 646-6227 to place an order.
Checks should be made payable to St. Ann's Altar Society. Cookbooks will be delivered in Chillicothe city limits or can be picked up at weekend Masses.
Proceeds will go toward the purchase of a chalice for St. Columban's Church.
RETIREMENT FUND FOR RELIGIOUS
Support elderly religious. A parishioner writes, "As a Catholic school student from grades K-12, I was formed to be the person I am by many religious brothers and sisters, and I am forever
grateful." Show your appreciation for the senior Catholic sisters
brothers and religious order priests who made a positive difference in so many lives.
Your donation helps provide necessities such as prescription medication and nursing care. Please give to those who have given a lifetime.
MARCH FOR LIFE FUNDRAISERS
The 8th grade class is conducting fund raisers planned to support their pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. in January for the annual March For Life.
Our second fund raiser will be a breakfast buffet hosted by Washington St. Food and Drink Company at the restaurant on
Saturday, December 14. Our students will also begin selling Washington St. Gift certificates and Keep Christ in Christmas magnets later this month.
ST. ANN'S ALTAR SOCIETY
NEWS AND LADIES AUXILIARY
The Knights will again be selling Christmas wreaths and garland this year. The wreaths are $18.00, and the garland is $1.50 a foot. Call Kevin at
660-646-4122 or Joe at 646-6136 or ask any Knight.
Anyone that volunteers or works for parishes in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph is required to attend a session of Protecting
God's Children. Protecting
God's Children is intended to raise awareness of child sexual abuse. Adults who attend the 2-hour sessions will come away with practical information about the warning signs of child abuse, ways to prevent abuse, strategies for handling suspicions of abuse, and ways to respond.
The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph requires all parish and school employees and all volunteers in
children's programs (SOR teachers, catechists, Youth Ministers, Confirmation leaders, school and childcare volunteers, coaches, chaperones, classroom volunteers, drivers for field trips, etc.) to take this workshop to help raise awareness about child sexual abuse and create safer environments for all of our children, but all persons interested in making our world safer for children are welcome and encouraged to attend.
The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph is committed to combating sexual abuse in the Church. If you are a victim of sexual abuse, of is you observe or suspect sexual abuse:
(1) Call the Missouri Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-392-3738 (if the victim is currently under the age of 18), and
(2) Contact your local law enforcement agency or call 911, and (3) After reporting to these civil and law enforcement authorities, report suspected sexual abuse of a minor or vulnerable adult to the Diocesan Ombudsman, Jenifer Valenti, at 816-812-2500 or JeniferValenti@att.net, if the abuse involves a priest, deacon, employee or volunteer of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.
The Diocese has a sincere commitment to providing care and healing resources to victims of sexual abuse and their families. Please contact Victim Advocate Mary Bultmann at 816-714-2387 or email@example.com for more information.
We are in need of someone to lead the rosary before the 5:00 pm Mass on Saturday evenings. If interested, please contact Chris Shearer at 660-636-5277 (home) or 660-707-3716 (cell).
ROSARY BEFORE MASS
We are reinstating the tradition of saying the rosary before weekend Masses. Please come 20 minutes before Mass time to say this beautiful prayer together!
We are in need of volunteers to provide dinner to the SALT homeless shelter on Mondays. St.
Columban's participates in this with other local organizations. Volunteers would need to call
ahead and determine the number to be served before providing and dropping off the meal. This is a tangible
opportunity to provide assistance to the less fortunate we encounter.
[913 Webster; 660-530-7351]
THAT MAN IS YOU
St. Columban Parish is again hosting the newly revised "That Man Is
You" program, open to all men free of charge after the 8:00 a.m Mass
at the K of C Hall. This program consisting of 30 minute video and small group discussion will be over in time for the 10:00 a.m Mass. Register online at
www.thatmanisyou.org or email with any questions to David Martin,
THE BENEDICTINES OF MARY, QUEEN OF APOSTLES are a young, contemplative order of religious nuns that established themselves in this diocese in 2006. Living in the quiet countryside near Gower, MO they primarily support themselves off the produce of the land as well as making beautiful Mass vestments for priests. Recently, they have also made recordings of various religious hymns and songs which have been critically acclaimed and garnered national media attention. Their latest album Angels and Saints at Ephesus has been atop the Billboard Music charts in its respective category for many weeks now. If you would like to purchase one of their albums or listen to samples of their work please visit
www.benedictinesofmary.org and click on
COURAGE is a spiritual support group helping Catholic men and women live in accordance with the Catholic
Church's teaching on same-sex attraction and /or behavior. Courage members strive to develop lives of interior chastity in union with Christ, through
participation in the Sacraments, prayer, fellowship and moral support. Courage meets in the Kansas City area weekly, (monthly our diocese and the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas each hold 2 coordinated meetings; providing 4 meetings each month.)
EnCourage is a separate spiritual support group for family members and friends of loved ones with same-sex attraction. For information about meetings for either of these groups call the confidential Courage helpline (913)428-9893. All contacts are confidential.
Mark your calendar for Father's Day weekend 2014, June 14 & 15. All graduates of Bishop Hogan 1994 and prior years. It's been 20 years since you left. Also all students that ever attended St. Joseph Academy.
Lots of volunteers needed. Please email David Martin
with known emails, phone numbers, and current addresses. If no email, I will be sending postcards to the last known address.
You may also contact David at 1000 Easton St, Chillicothe, MO or by phone 620-341-7937.
More information will be forthcoming.
ADULT FAITH FORMATION TEAM
Many of you have attended one of the programs put on by the Adult Faith Formation Team over the past few months. We hope to continue offering more programs like these to allow members of Saint
Columban's to develop better fellowship with their fellow parishioners and grow in the knowledge and understanding of their Catholic Faith.
The team hosted a Grill and Chill on May 22 with 45 people in
attendance. We had a great time enjoying David Shearer's homemade brats and the feature program,
"Jimmy Swaggart Made Me Catholic."
To help better
promote our programs, we have developed a website where you will be able to see
information on past programs we've held, learn about and pre-register for upcoming programs,
and other information. You can also sign up for email alerts so that when we schedule new events, you will
be notified automatically in your email. Please go to www.scolaff.info
to learn about the next event and pre-register. Be sure to share this
information with those you know and bring a friend to any of the
See Octoberfest photos...
Put April 26, 2014 on your calendar so you can join us for the 11th Annual Dinner Auction.
MARY'S GARDEN HELP NEEDED
It is time once again to begin work in our beautiful Mary's Garden! Each Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
(weather permitting), the Garden Committee will meet to prune, weed, and water the garden. Helpers are needed and much appreciated! For questions, contact Donna Sizemore
660- 646-5553 or Chris Shearer 636-5277.
ST. JOSEPH ACADEMY VIDEO
A video was produced from the last reunion of the St. Joseph Academy. David Martin would like to present this video to anyone that would enjoy viewing it. Please contact David with your interest, and he will plan a showing at the K of C Hall. His email and number are
firstname.lastname@example.org or 620-341-7937.
BISHOP HOGAN PRESCHOOL - Calling all 3 or 4 year olds! We would love to have you enroll in the Bishop Hogan Preschool for the
2013-14 school year! Preschool is held on Monday, Wednesday, and
Friday from 8:00-11:00 a.m. Students may arrive as early as 7:30 a.m. If you are interested or have questions, please call the office at
BIRTHRIGHT NEEDS VOLUNTEERS - contact their office at 660-707-0268 for more information.
FEASTS OF THE HOLY APOSTLES
- Diocesan Masses for the Year of Faith Celebrated by the Bishop -
All faithful who on March 10, 2013, make a devout visit to the baptistery or other place in which they received the sacrament of Baptism, is they renew their baptismal promises in any legitimate form.
GREEN HILLS' WOMEN'S SHELTER - New staff team needs volunteers. Even 30 minutes is enough to help make a difference! Please contact Pam Hull, Volunteer Coordinator at PO Box 1115, Chillicothe MO or email
THE CHILLICOTHE CORRECTIONAL CENTER - Children's Play Area is in need of games and card games such
as UNO. These MUST be new, unwrapped and with no metal parts. If you would like to help,
place items in the back of church, and they will be delivered. Thank you.
Operation Help is in need of more screeners. Screeners need to be willing to work one morning a week, every week. They need to be compassionate, fair, non-judgmental, and have the ability to not get caught up in the
client's story while they keep it confidential. Operation Help screeners always work in pairs. Since we do help with rent, screeners should not be landlords.
If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please contact Barbara Keller during the day at First Christian Church, 646-2602. Operation Help is a ministry of the Chillicothe Ministerial Alliance.
CHURCH BULLETIN BOARDS
We would like to thank Mary Triplett for volunteering to share her creative talents with us by maintaining the church bulletin boards. She keeps them up to date and seasonal.
If you or your group or organization would like to post an informational item in the church, please have your items approved by Father, and he will initial that item, then contact Mary Triplett at
660-646-0326, take her the item, and she will add it to the bulletin board. PLEASE
- DO NOT TAPE POSTERS, FLYERS, ETC TO THE WALLS, DOORS OR OVER THE BULLETIN BOARDS.
Anything not first approved by Father will be removed.
CCD began Sunday, September 16, 2013, after 10:00 Mass. There
is a fee of $50 per family. If a family feels that they cannot afford the fee, they should talk to Father.
The last CCD class of the school year was held May 19, 2013.
CARE PACKAGES FOR THE MILITARY
A box is available in the rectory for the collection of the following items to be sent to our service men and women:
toothpaste, baby wipes, deodorant, body wash, Q-tips, lotion, face wash, flavored water packets, candy, gum, Pringles in a can, crackers, beef jerky, magazines, Grizzle chew.
Please notify the parish office if you have family and friends serving in the military. We would like to compile a list for our care packages.
Please support the businesses that advertise on the back of our Sunday Bulletin. The bulletin expenses are paid through their support. If you would like to advertise your business, contact the church office. Cost of a single, white background ad is $175 per year.
Please use the envelopes provided by Our Sunday Visitor and mark the amount on the envelope.
While we deeply appreciate and rely on contributions in any form...
the use of your envelope makes the money counters and bookkeepers jobs easier and more efficient.
Using your envelope and writing the contribution amount on the outside assures that we avoid mistakes in record keeping for your benefit on your end of the year statement.
This is a reminder that to be an active parishioner you really need to be registered in the parish. Many parish groups use the roster to ask for volunteer help and it helps the priest when he is called to make sick calls or when asked to administer a sacrament if the person/family is on the parish rolls. This is also the time of year that the diocese is asking us to send in our Spirituality report . This report uses the information contained in it for statistical purposes. Among the questions asked are number of parishioners, number attending Mass, number of baptisms, marriages, Confirmations, deaths, etc.
It is safe to say that if you are not receiving a packet of envelopes in the mail or if you did not
receive the Octoberfest raffle tickets in the mail, you are not registered. If this is the case and you would like to be counted as a fully active parishioner, please contact the parish office or fill out the slip on the back bottom of the bulletin and drop it in the collection basket. A parish registration form will be sent to you.
Check out the catholicscomehome.org website to help strengthen your Faith. It is a great site to pass on to loved ones that may have distanced themselves from the Church.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for Senior Ministry to do grocery shopping, drive seniors to Mass or light work around the house. Contact Maureen Erwin if you are interested at
NEW MASS TRANSLATION
The First Sunday of Advent began a new Liturgical Year in the Catholic Church. It is also the day we
began using the New Mass Translation. The Mass will remain the same but the words we speak and hear
have a deeper meaning. This revised translation achieves a greater adherence to the original Latin than the former did. At the time
(1970s), the first rendering in English used a more dynamic principle of translation, one that took some freedom with the structure and content of the Latin sentences. This resulted in texts that sounded pleasant in the vernacular, even though they sacrificed some of the deep meaning of the original Latin.
We have also began using our new hymnals. The full Order of the Mass, responses, hymns and readings are included in this one volume. Please be patient. It will take some getting used to. It may be a good idea to come to Mass a little earlier than usual next week to familiarize yourself with the new hymnal and the new Mass responses before Mass begins. The different sections in the hymnal are color coded. To follow along with the Mass and read the responses, you turn to the third set of blue tabs. To read the Readings and Gospel, you turn to the second and largest set of grey tabs. The numbered hymns are between these tabs.
DIOCESE APPOINTS OMBUDSMAN
In June 2011, the diocese appointed an independent public liaison and ombudsman to field and investigate all reports of inappropriate behavior or sexual misconduct by clergy, employees or volunteers. To make a
confidential report to the ombudsman, please contact Jenifer Valenti at 816-812-2500.
RCIA at St. Columban's following the Monday evening Mass at 6:00 pm in the rectory. Parishioners are encouraged to invite friends and family members that are not practicing Catholics to attend these meetings.
The Bishop Helmsing Institute is pleased to present you with the 2011-2012 Liturgical
Catalog. If you wish to order items from this catalog please e-mail
email@example.com. If you have any questions or comments,
feel free to contact (816)714-2331.
FIRST FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Friday, Eucharistic Adoration will be held throughout the day following morning Mass and ending with
Benediction at 2:00 pm. All are encouraged to stop by and make a visit during that
time. Saturday, morning Mass will be celebrated at 8:15 am with
confessions following Mass.
The 5th & 6th grade food drive continues. Boxes are left at the west and north
door of the church. Thank you for all your generosity this year.
A Key to Good Stewardship
For many individuals and families alike, summer means travel. And summer travel
may mean new visitors to our parish for weekend liturgies. How we greet and provide hospitality for our
guests says a lot about our practice of good stewardship. Providing hospitality to strangers is a hallmark of
Christian stewardship. In the Gospel of Matthew good stewards were commended for their hospitality:
"I was a stranger and you welcomed me." (Matt. 25:35) St Benedict directed his followers to
receive guests and travelers as if they were Christ. Extending hospitality is especially important when it comes to welcoming
visitors who may be attending Mass at our parish for the first time. There is a lot of anecdotal evidence
suggesting that the ability of a first-time visitor to have a meaningful experience of Christ in the
liturgy is directly impacted by the warmth of the welcome extended by the local worshiping community. When people
say hello, the worship experience is enhanced. A warm welcome is part of
evangelization, work necessary in a church's mission to help people discover or renew faith in Christ.
How do we treat the unknown person who walks by us in church, or who sits next to us at Mass? Do we ignore them? Talk around
them? Look at them and say nothing? Do we take the initiative to greet them, smile, extend a warm handshake?
Remember, we are Christ's ambassadors (2 Corinthians 5:20). Our actions and reactions toward visitors at Mass
communicate who we are and who we represent. Let us take time to welcome visitors to
our parish this summer. Welcoming gestures, however small, will not only have a positive impact on visitors, they will make
us more hospitable ambassadors of Christ.
The Mass Ushers have brought it to our attention that a reminder is needed that the Cry Room is to be used
by parents with crying babies and noisy toddlers, NOT teenagers that spend Mass
texting. A reminder to ALL that cell phones need to be turned off before entering the church. God deserves our full attention,
He has blessed all of us in many ways, please show Him your respect.
Coming Soon To A Franciscan Convent Near
Have you ever wondered what religious life would be like? Have you ever wondered if the Lord may be calling
you to give yourself completely to Him? The Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy
Eucharist would like to help you sort through these questions by forming a Vocation Discernment Group that will meet monthly
on their grounds in Independence, MO. The meetings will include Eucharistic Adoration, reading and discussing a book
on Discernment, and discussions on the living of Religious Life. Come and learn more about religious life and, in
particular, meet others who are searching for God's will for their lives. For more
information contact Sr. Mary Clare, OSF at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-252-1673.
For the past 15 years, our parish has held Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on most First Fridays.
Throughout these past 15 years many of our most devout adorers have passed away.
Please donít let this valuable spiritual devotion fall by the wayside.
If at all possible, stop by the church and make a visit during the day on Friday. Jesus will remember you made the effort.
NEED A RIDE TO MASS?
Please contact the rectory office, 646-0190 or Mark Walter, 646-0055.
We now have the capability to add people to our prayer chain by using
our online forms on this website.
PRAYER CHAIN REVISION
Parishioners are reminded... to place someone on the prayer chain, please call Alice Van Dyke, 646-1487 or Berva Hapes, 646-3105.
SUPPORT LOCAL BIRTHRIGHT CRISIS
Donations can be placed in the envelope marked BIRTHRIGHT
in your new envelope packets and placed in the collection basket. Make checks payable to Birthright. If you would like to volunteer
your time and services call 707-0268.
BIRTHRIGHT needs volunteers!
If you have been thinking about volunteering for Birthright, now is the time. It only takes
about 2 hours every other week. If you have any questions call Jeanne Hinkebein at 646-6227.
THANK YOU for using your Birthright envelopes and making
the checks out directly to Birthright. These are forwarded weekly to the local Birthright chapter and the funds are used to help
women in our own community.
SPIRITUAL ADOPTION PROGRAM
The Diocesan Respect Life Office has introduced a new Spiritual Adoption Program. Participants pledge to
pray a brief prayer for nine months for an unborn baby. Monthly updates are provided
describing the baby's development, and at the end of the nine months, a baby shower or birthday party is held to gather new or
gently used items for a local pregnancy resource clinic. To learn more about this program, please visit
BISHOP HOGAN NEWS
Every Monday during Advent, we are holding a prayer service at 2:45 p.m. Everyone is invited to join us! We read a Bible verse, say prayers, attach paper ornaments to the Jesse Tree, and sing
"O Come, O Come Emmanuel." The Jesse Tree traces the spiritual family tree of Jesus Christ. Students decorate paper symbols representing the Bible stories up to Christís birth. The symbol of the Jesse Tree comes from Isaiah 11:
"There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his
roots." When King Saul turned away from God, God sent the prophet Samuel to the farm of Jesse near Bethlehem in search of a king from among
Jesse's eight sons. David, the youngest and a shepherd boy, was chosen as king. It was in his line, the Jesse line, that Jesus Christ was born a thousand years later, in fulfillment of the prophecies. The Jesse Tree allows reflection time during Advent while giving students knowledge of
Mrs. Garr and the students in Eagle's Wings have been invited to perform for the Retired
Teacher's Organization on Thursday, December 12, at the Strand meeting room. The group also performed for the Altar Society in November.
We hosted the Diocesan Accreditation Team on Monday, October 21 and Tuesday, October 22. They observed in the classrooms, looked at our self-study and Five-Year Goals, viewed our finances, interviewed students, parents, teachers, Board members, Father Kneib, and myself, and looked at our files of achievement data. They were very thorough. The team was complimentary of the staff and students at Bishop Hogan. They wrote these commendations:
- There is a strong dedication and focus on the academics.
- The faculty has created a climate where there is a sense of belonging, pride and true catholicity, or acceptance of all.
- The school has a family atmosphere, and they reach out to meet the needs of its members and the community.
- Professional Development is a priority among the staff and evidence of strategies that provide optimal learning environment were witnessed.
- The staff and administration have worked hard to align current diocesan standards with the Common Core Standards.
- he school community has made a financial investment in the technology provided to the staff and students for instruction.
- The staff and administration are conscientious stewards of the school and parish resources.
- The school community is commended for finding innovative ways to meet current needs in a fiscally responsible manner.
We have 2 ball games this week. Monday night we travel to Laredo, and Wednesday night
Breckenridge joins us at Bishop Hogan. The girls play at 6:00 and boys at 7:00.
We are excited about our tremendous staff! They are:
Preschool: Mary Higgins, teacher
Paraprofessional for Preschool: Theresa Oakes
Kindergarten: Toby Minnis
1st/2nd grade: Alisa Grubaugh
3rd/4th grade: Erica Baker
5th/6th grade: Joyce Blattner
7th/8th grade: Brian Murrell
Music/Band/Computers: Mary Garr
P.E.: John Locker
Administrative Assistant: Leslie Holland
Cook/Custodian: Belinda Bower
Bishop Hogan will not be offering After School Care this year.
OCTOBERFEST - October 6
SPOTLIGHT ON SOAR
On hand, we have Maurice's, Goody's, Walgreen's, Grand Six and PayLess Shoes. There are many
others we can order from in the city. For a complete listing, see the 900+ participating stores
nationwide on www.glscrip.com. You can have us order any of the shopping cards, and we will get a percentage of it.
Put April 26, 2014 on your calendar so you can join us for the 11th Annual Dinner Auction.
BEST CHOICE LABELS: Along with the Campbell Soup labels, we are now saving Best Choice labels. If you buy Best Choice products, simply clip the UPC (proof of purchase) portion and turn it in at the back of the church or to the school. Thank you!
Easy Fundraisers for Bishop Hogan Memorial School That You Can Help With
The 2nd Tuesday of the month we team up with Pizza Hut's Dough 4 Schools to raise money for the
school. Flyers are sent home with the students or they are available that evening at Pizza Hut. All
we have to do is get our family and friends to order pizza for dinner that night. The flyers have to
be turned in to Pizza Hut when you pick up your pizza. We then receive 15% of all sales that have
flyers that night; also the teacher with the most total dollars for the night wins a pizza party for
their class. The 4th Thursday of the month we team up with Dominos Pizza's Dough Raising Night. It is basically done the same
way - flyers go home with the students the day before and they must be turned in when you purchase
your pizza. We make $1.00 off of every pizza from Dominos no matter what size.
Like Pizza Hut, the
teacher with the most total dollar amount wins a pizza party for their
EAGLES NEST NEWSLETTER
Every week we publish a newsletter for the school called the Eagles
Nest. You can find the weekly Eagles Nest in the back of church on the table in front of the cry room. Please take one and see what's happening.
Please keep in mind that Bishop Hogan Memorial School is still looking for volunteers to come read with the students, help in the classroom, and help in a few other areas. If
you're available and looking for somewhere to donate some time, we'd LOVE to have you help! Just call the school office,
660- 646-0705, and talk to Linda, Mrs. Saccaro, or Mr. Murrell, and they will be glad to assist you.
A Guardian Angel is an angel assigned to protect and guide a particular person or group. Bishop Hogan has a Guardian Angel fund to assist and guide students with tuition monies. Upon filling out a form to request assistance from the Guardian Angel Fund, an administrative team goes through these applications. Every effort is made to assist any and all of the students who request help. We do not want any child to be denied a Catholic education at Bishop Hogan School. I want to thank all of the people who have donated to this fund over the years, and all who plan to do so in the future.
We want to build the fund this year, so that next year when all the tuitions are reassessed for the students, there is money to help them if they need it.
Guardian angels are trustees of our children. "Ever this day be at my side, to light, to guard, to rule and guide.
Web portal assigned for Bishop Hogan School
The new Market America shopping portal is up and running. You may access Bishop
Hogan's web portal by using the following link www.marketamerica.com/bishophogan.
The newest partner store is Lowe's. Lowe's will be offering 2% cash
back on purchases made through a Market America web portal and will also be paying out
on gift cards. When shopping online, be sure to log into the Bishop Hogan portal listed above to
access your favorite stores. The school will receive a percentage of your
total order when ordered through the web portal.
BISHOP HOGAN FUND RAISERS...
Thanks to everyone who has helped collect Hy-Vee receipts over the years. We will no longer
collect these (1% return) because they have been replaced with Hy-Vee partnering with us for the
SOAR Gift Cards at 5%. So, we hope you will continue to support us by buying the SOAR Cards at
the school office or after Mass to do your shopping! Please call the school office if other
arrangements need to be made for pickup. (We still collect Campbell Soup labels, BoxTops, and used printer
TAKE CHARGE OF EDUCATION
Bishop Hogan School recently received a check for $56.18 from Target. Take Charge of Education donations are accumulated
when supporters of our school make purchases using their REDcard. Target donates up to 1% of these purchases to the
eligible K-12 school theyíve designated. If you are a Target shopper, please
consider looking into this support for our school. For more info go to
KEEP SAVING BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
from General Mills products such as: Betty Crocker, Pillsbury,
Bisquick, Nestle's Juicy Juice, Chex, Fiber One, Total, Cheerios, Nature
Valley, Wheaties, Green Giant, Totinos, Hamburger Helper, Progresso, Old El Paso, Yoplait, Fruit Roll-Ups,
Cottonelle, Huggies, Avery Office Supplies, Ziploc Bags, Kleenex, Scott, Hefty.
Thank you Mildred Saale for organizing this ongoing fundraiser
for our school and processing all of those bar codes, labels and box tops all of these years. And thanks to all of the parishioners
that cut, clip and save those items.
Bishop Hogan School collects aluminum cans to take to Hope Haven for recycling. The proceeds of the cans go to help the
school. If you would like to help Bishop Hogan please save your aluminum cans and place them by the west end of the lean to on
the north side of the school.
TAX-FREE IRA GIFTS
TAX FREE IRA GIFTS allowed only until December 31, 2011. Did you know that federal law again allows tax-free charitable distributions from your IRA? Charitable taxpayers who are 70 and one-half or older can direct
"qualified charitable distributions" from their fund administrator directly to the charities of their choice, including
one's parish, school or favorite ministry. Such a distribution satisfies
one's required minimum distribution (RMD), which must be paid out from an IRA for persons over 70 and one-half.
Anyone with an IRA who is in the RMD age range should explore this possibility. For the details, contact your legal or financial advisor or Greg Vranicar at the Office of Stewardship and Development, 816-756-1858 x529 or
MASS INTENTIONS NEEDED
An individual may ask a priest to offer a Mass for several reasons: for example, in thanksgiving, for the
intentions of another person such as on a birthday, or as is most common, for the repose of the
soul of someone who has died. One must never forget the infinite graces that flow from the Sacrifice of the Mass
which benefit oneís soul. In the past, at St. Columban's, we received more Mass
intentions than could be said in the time period in which they must be fulfilled so we had to send them off to the missions to be
fulfilled. Recently, we have fulfilled most of the Mass intentions that have been given to St. Columban's. The stipend is $10.00. A
stipend is given which creates an obligation which must be satisfied. We find not only the origins of this practice dating to the early
Church, but we also clearly recognize its importance. When we face the death of someone, even a person who is not Catholic, to
have a Mass offered for the repose of his soul and to offer our prayers are more beneficial and comforting then any other
sympathy card or bouquet of flowers. To have a Mass offered on the occasion of a birthday, anniversary or special need is
appropriate, beneficial and appreciated.
RCIA - RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR
ADULTS - This is for adults that would like to learn more about the Catholic
Faith and are considering joining the Church. This is not a commitment to become Roman Catholic, only a learning experience
and that decision is made in the Spring, before the Easter Vigil. If you know someone who would be interested, please pass this
information on to them. Call the office, 646-0190, for more information.
MONTHLY PARISH POTLUCK AND PRAYER
The first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the school cafeteria followed by praying the rosary for vocations at 7:30 pm in the church.
All parishioners are invited to attend and bring your favorite dish to
share. Drinks furnished.
- VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT:
Rick O'Halloran mows and helps take care of our beautiful Mary Garden. Rick also opens the church every
- VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT:
Rhonda Oesch and Joe Timmons
Rhonda organized the Vacation Bible School this summer which
was very successful. She organized the volunteer teachers and the events of the week. I'm sure she would agree that without the help
of those volunteers, VBS would not be possible. Joe Timmons also played a part in Vacation Bible School by seeing
that the children were fed every night. Joe's volunteerism does not
stop there, though. Joe is active all year long. Besides his work with the Knights of Columbus, he teaches CCD class, RCIA class,
helps with the Youth Groups, is involved with the Inviting Catholics Home program. He is an Extraordinary Minister of the
Eucharist and ministers to the homebound. He also helps with maintenance around the parish and does much more - if there is a
need, he is usually the first in line to help.
- VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT:
Mary uses her creative talents to decorate the bulletin boards in the
entryway of the church and at the north door. The bulletin boards are always beautiful and informative. Please take a minute to look
them over as you enter and leave church. Thank you Mary for your efforts.
We plan to make this a weekly feature in the bulletin.
- VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT:
Ralph & Louise Wilson
/ John & Donna Sizemore
These two couples have spent countless hours working in the Mary Garden and keeping it looking
beautiful. All of their hard work is greatly appreciated by not only the parish, but the
community who use the garden for a backdrop for senior portraits, etc.
Please keep in mind that more help from the parish is needed during the growing season to pull weeds and keep the plants under
- VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT:
Delores is whom we call when a funeral is being held at St. Columban's and the family would like a dinner after the burial.
She organizes the ladies to serve the meal and calls to parishioners
for donated dishes.
- VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT:
John & Mary Taylor
John and Mary have been in charge of the parish Confirmation Classes for many years. They also help coordinate the High
School Youth activities. These are but only two of their volunteer
specialties, John serves on the Parish Council and takes Communion to shut ins and Mary is active in pro-life and the
Respect Life Group. John and Mary help with many things around the parish from work nights to driving
on school field trips. They are always ready to do what they can to make St.
Columban's an active parish. Thank you John and Mary for ALL that you
- VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT:
Alice Van Dyke
Alice has helped in about every capacity in the school for many, many years. She has done everything from office work to
classroom aide to cafeteria helper. Alice is also active in the community with Church Women United and has coordinated the
Mobile Meals for our parish in the past. Within the parish, Alice
begins the prayer chain and is Eucharistic Minister for Mass and to
the shut ins. We have probably left something out, and for that we are sorry, but we would like to let Alice know that we truly
appreciate all of her help around the parish!
- VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT:
This week we recognize our music ministry of the parish which is led
by our school music teacher, Mary Garr, and long-time organist, Brenda Lauhoff. So many times we hear the beautiful voices
praising God and wonder who is the face behind the voice. Louise Tate and Brenda Fellhoelter lend their voices to
lead us at Mass and Marla Laidler gives us her musical ability playing the keyboard.
A variety of people have made up the choir over the last year and we
hope we haven't left anyone out! Our choir in addition to those
mentioned above: Brenda O'Halloran, Lanie Beetsma, Mary Louise Haynes, Scott, Stephanie and Chelsea Wade, Ryan Colter, Jerry
Davis, Daniel Alford.
discussed Nativity Magnets to raise funds for March for Life
DVD - Blood Money, Priests for Life speaker, Rosary for the unborn,
October is Respect Life Month, placing the white crosses in the yard
during Octoberfest to show the number of abortions performed each
hour, how adult stem cells are being used to cure people. Meeting
ended with prayer. Next meeting October 4 at 5:30 in church library.
GOOD SAMARITAN COMMITTEE
This new parish ministry group will visit the serious and terminally ill, stay with the person for 2 to 3 hours at
a time to give the family some time away. The visit would consist of conversing, reading to
the person, praying with the person and whatever the person would prefer. No health care would be given. The family
member will leave the name and phone number of a person to reach in case of
emergency or needed contact. No medications will be given by the Good Samaritan member. All information including diagnosis is
strictly confidential. The Good Samaritan will be respectful and treat the patient with dignity and a caring attitude.
Barb Tomasek is chairman of this committee and Bev Thompson is co-chair. Others
currently on the committee are Vince Wolf, Jeanne Hinkebein, Peggy
Stottlemyre, Rose Smith, Janet Schreiner, Sheila Ealey, Craig Myers, Janet Lauhoff. For more information or to volunteer,
contact Barb at 707-1050 or Bev at 646-1359.
The Parish Council has started a new committee that will be
chaired by Ryan Colter. Members of this committee will prepare and deliver meals to parishioners that need some care, be it a new
baby, recovering from surgery, battling an illness, etc. Any parishioner that knows of someone in the parish that would
benefit, please contact Ryan Colter at 646-1936 (home) or 247-0165 (cell) or
email. You may also contact
the parish office and leave a message.
PARISH COUNCIL met
Monday, January 17 at
Want to Help Your Parish?
St. Columban Church is seeking to add members to its current parish council. If you are interested please
contact Father at the church or school, or write a letter stating your intentions. The
parish council normally meets the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Meetings are usually one hour.
ALUMNI HELP IS
The Soaring Eagle, the newsletter for the St. Joseph Academy and Bishop Hogan Memorial School alumni, is needing help in
keeping the addresses up to date. In the next few bulletins we will list names of people that we do not have addresses. If you know
their current address, please let me know. We appreciate any help
that you can give. Jeanne Hinkebein, 646-6227, email@example.com
Jule Anderson Mary Arterburn
Patricia Anderson Patrick J. Anderson
Stephanie Ann Anderson Jan Beezley
Karen Belz Helen (Donovan) Berg
Margaret Berry Leroy Breeden
Tom Birdsell Carolynne Amanda Breting
Mrs. Ray Bise Olivia Breting
Mary Boland Bernard Buckley
Jerry Breeden Dennis Benson
Teresa Bice Linda Diane Timmons Bonett
The current edition of The Soaring Eagle is in the mail. It is
also available online on the Bishop
Hogan website (Alumni page). If you are a parent of former Bishop Hogan and
Academy students and receive multiple issues in the mail, we do not have current
addresses for these former students. Please contact Jeanne Hinkebein at 646-6227 with your children's addresses so we may
correct our mailing list.
Former school principal, Jeanne Hinkebein and former school secretary, Peggy Stottlemyre continue to stay in
touch with former students by producing this quarterly newsletter for alumni that keeps
everyone up to date on what is happening in our parish and school. If you are an alumni and currently do not receive this
newsletter, please contact Jeanne at 646-6227 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, if you receive more than one copy or have address corrections of family members, let her know. We can keep
postage costs to a minimum if you help us to keep our address list up to date.
You may also update this information on the Bishop Hogan website www.bishophogan.org click on the alumni tab and read the
most recent copy of the Soaring Eagle. Thank you.
ALUMNI OF ST. JOSEPH ACADEMY AND
BISHOP HOGAN SCHOOL - we are updating our lists, please send us addresses of former students who attended and/or
graduated from either school. Please send to Bishop Hogan School, 1114 Trenton St., Chillicothe, MO 64601.
ALERT: HEALTHCARE REFORM AND
Congress is still working on health care reform. Unless abortion funding is specifically excluded, it will be
allowed and funding would be greatly expanded. Please call or write your Representative and
Senators and tell them that you do not want the health care reform bill to fund abortions. Contact information:
- US Sen. Claire McCaskill, 202-224-6154, Hart Senate Office Bldg.,
Washington, DC 20510
- US Sen. Christopher Bond, 202-224-5721, Russell Senate Office
Bldg., Washington, DC 20510
- US Rep. Sam Graves, 202-225-7041, 1415 Longworth House Office
Bldg., Washington, DC 20515
Donations for cemetery upkeep are taken every year during the Memorial Day Weekend. We also have added
a Memorial Day Cemetery Upkeep envelope in the packets this year. Our only
source of income is through donations and the sale of lots, which we keep at a minimum for active parishioners. Our expenses are
mowing, lights, road maintenance and other upkeep. This summer we would like to have the funds to repair
some of the older monument stones that have fallen over. Many of these no
longer have family living to maintain them.
CEMETERY NOTICE - St. Columban Cemetery is not a
perpetual care cemetery and St. Columban Church does not maintain, finance, or contribute to the cemetery in anyway. In
order to maintain the roads, mow the grass, trim the trees, and keep the cemetery maintained we must depend on donations and
volunteer help. The Cemetery Board has a contract with Moore Monument Company to repair all the fallen and damaged
headstones in the cemetery. We have a contract with the Chillicothe street department to repair and gravel the roads. We
are trying to renovate the cemetery and need help from parishioners and family members of those who are buried in the
cemetery to accomplish this task. Please help us by making a donation to the St. Columban Cemetery, drop your check in the
collection basket on Sunday or leave it at the Rectory.
St. Columban Cemetery Association Board Members:
Don Murrell, David Link, Craig Myers, Agnes Miller, Mary Catherine Damm,
Kevin Jeschke, Mike Miller, Jarrod Marshall
CATHOLIC MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
There was an outstanding turnout for the inaugural meeting of the Catholic Medical Association - Kansas City guild. To learn more
about CMA, visit http://cathmed.org/. To join, contact Dr. Austin Welsh at
913-945-2080 or Austin.Welsh@erickson.com.
Who should join CMA?
* Physicians and Dentists: Active, Retired and Residents
* Medical Students
* Allied Health Care Professionals
* Clergy, Religious and Seminarians
* All people interested in supporting the promotion of Catholic values in Medicine
Married or about to be?
The FertilityCare System (Creighton Model) Introductory Session is offered monthly at nine
area locations. Fulfills marriage policy requirement. Helpful for achieving and avoiding pregnancy plus medical applications. Better
than IVF for infertility. Register online at www.fertilitycarekc.com
or call FertilityCare Center of KC at 816-847-1919. In St. Joseph call
AVE MARIA UNIVERSITY MASTER OF
Have you ever been interested in obtaining a master in Theology, and learning the many facets of our glorious Faith? The Institute
for Pastoral Theology (IPT) program from Ave Maria University is rooted in Catholic
Tradition, is reasonably priced, and offers financial assistance. The courses will be hosted locally one
weekend a month at the Sisters of St. Francis in Independence. For more information or an application,
please contact IPT at 1-866-866-1100 or online at www.ipt.avemaria.edu.
ATTENTION: ST COLUMBAN YOUTH AGE 13-18 YEARS TRIVIA CONTEST - Sunday, February 26th 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Meet at the Early Learning Center. Prizes and Food! Come with a team, or we can put teams together. This event is rescheduled from Feb. 5.
COLUMBIAN SQUIRES -
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus
The Saint Columban Squires Circle #2955 was reinstituted on June 1,
2009, with the investiture
ceremony of 13 boys from Saint Columban Parish. The Investiture Ceremony was conducted by members of
the Knights Council. The
Squires is the official youth organization for the Knights of Columbus and is
open to practicing Catholic boys ages 10-18. For more information about the Squires program contact Steve Whitson at 660-636-5552.
We would like to welcome new members and/or families to our parish and hope that they feel at home here.
- Heather Chapman
- Sara Frampton
- Kevin Goad
- Trish Hawkins
- Mike Still
- Ron Miller (management
- Mr. Darrell Pipes
- Brian and Cindy
Wills and their two sons, seven year old Braden and four year old Eli. Brian is the new Hy-Vee
- Ellen and David Tolson live in Laredo. Ellen works for Wal-Mart
and David is a farmer.
- Wade and Jamie
Buckert are the parents of a 22-month old daughter, Sarah and a 4-month old son, Matthew. Wade
and Jamie are managers at ConAgra.
- Jim and Casey
Bligh are the parents of two daughters, Mary, a Middle School student, and
Grace, an Early Learning Center student. Jim is the golf pro at the
Chillicothe Country Club. We look forward to their participation in the
- Ashlie Stacy and her son Corbin
- Corbin attends the Bishop Hogan Early Learning Center.
- Terry and Anne (Bonderer) McKiddy and their children Jacob,
Samantha and Nathan. Terry and Anne have moved back to Chillicothe from St. Joseph. Jacob and Samantha and in High
School and Nathan is a student at Bishop Hogan.
- Stacey (Comer) Lent and her son Tanner. Stacey's grandmother is parishioner Jessie Downey. Tanner is a student at Bishop Hogan.
- Carole Hobbs and her grandsons Connor, Kyan and Matthew. Twins Connor and Kyan are in Kindergarten at Bishop Hogan and brother Matthew goes to the Early Learning Center and
- Jason and Sonja Daley and their three sons, Zachary, Jadon and
Zane. Sonja is a former parishioner, the daughter of Dan and Marie Doherty, who moved to Fort Scott, KS several years ago.
Jason and Sonja grew up in Chillicothe and we are happy to have them back. Jason is an Estimator for Progressive Insurance and
Sonja is the new Health Occupations instructor at Grand River Technical School.
- Rick and Shelley Page live in Jamesport where Rick is with Hwy 6
Amoco - Landes Oil and Shelley works for the City of Jamesport. They have two grown sons, Ryan and Robert. We are glad they are
making St. Columban's their parish.
- Nick and Ellen
Hansen and their children, son Gabe and daughter Hayden
- Roger and Debbie Comer
- Hugo and Ariceli Sanchez and their three children, Jessica, 9
years, Bryan, 6 years, and Jonathan, 4 years.
- George and Melinda Sue Laprade
- Nathan and Stephanie Doupe and daughter Summer
- Edward Dobrzenski
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A NURSERY
DURING 10:00 MASS?
We are in the planning stages to begin a nursery for babies and toddlers during the 10:00 Mass. If you are a parent of a small child
and interested, please let the rectory know, 646-0190.
KEEP OUR CHURCH CLEAN
Please take tissues, baby snacks, etc. with you when you leave Mass.
When changing your babies diaper, please do not leave it in the bathroom waste basket. We do not have a full time janitor and our
cleaning lady only comes on Thursday. Sunday to Thursday is a long time. Enough said!
INTERNATIONAL FELLOWSHIP is seeking Host
Families for our students who will be arriving this fall. If you
would like to host please contact them at 1-800-647-8839 or at the website
A CATHOLIC GUIDE TO END OF LIFE
DECISIONS is a booklet that was recommended at the recent presentation on these issues. The booklet is available for
parishioners to pick up from the tables in the back of the church. Included are approved Catholic forms for Health Care Proxy and
the Catholic alternative to a Living Will which is an Advance Care Directive.
NEED A RIDE TO MASS?
We have volunteers that have offered to assist parishioners with a
ride to Mass if unable to drive themselves. Please call the rectory if you need a ride or know someone who does.
THE KEY NEWSPAPER
The parish is obligated by the Diocese to provide a certain
percentage of registered parishioners the Diocesan newspaper. Not everyone in the parish receives The Key, but 173 families do.
These families were picked randomly. The cost to the parish is $20/yr per subscription. If you receive The Key in your mailbox,
weekly, please consider using the envelope provided in your January packet and help the parish pay for your
subscription. If you do not receive The Key and would like to subscribe, please
contact the parish office.
ATTENTION EXTRA ORDINARY
MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST
At the end of the communion rail, hand sanitizer has been provided for you to use before approaching the
altar. Thank you for using this during the cold and flu season.
is a privilege we have been blessed to have in our parish. It is a time of many
blessings. Due to busy schedules many are only able to keep their designated
time. When one does not keep their commitment others are obligated to stay beyond their time or in some cases must leave the
Blessed Sacrament alone. Please be considerate of others and call someone to keep your time or call others in your
time slot to be sure someone will represent you during your commitment. Please
mark your calendars. Schedules are always on both bulletin boards with names, times, and phone numbers available.
Donate a Vehicle - Help Kids in our Diocese Donating a vehicle to Catholic Charities helps children in need in
our diocese. The process is simple: call toll free 1-866-430-9499, or visit
www.catholiccharities.kcsj.org. Title work and transfer of vehicle is taken care of, in addition to a contribution receipt for
your charitable gift.
The following received the Sacrament of Confirmation October 13, 2013,
administered by Bishop Robert Finn:
Ralph Moffatt, husband of Aline, made his formal Profession of Faith and was confirmed on November 29, 2013.
WELCOME TO FULL COMMUNION IN THE
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH 2013
Congratulations to the following people who became full members of the
Catholic Churching during the Easter vigil 2013.
- Heather Chapman
- Sara Frampton
- Kevin Goad
- Trish Hawkins
- Mike Still
SCHOOL SENIORS OF THE PARISH 2013
- Morgan Graham
- Jackson Haney
- Jordan Huddleston
- Bridgett Kieffer
- Justin Metry
- Samantha McKiddy
- Leslie Moore
- Blake Rasmussen
- Joe Resor
- Eric Rutledge
- Brooks Sturm
- Alec Whiteside
- Aspen Whitson
- Anthony Wolf
- Ashley Wolf
BISHOP HOGAN EIGHTH GRADE
- Hunter Haakonstad
- Monica Holland
- Maggie Leatherman
- Peyton Mortiz
- Jalynn Reeter
- Lillian Stover
The following children made their First Communion
Sunday, May 5, 2013, at the 10:00am Mass...
- Carter Crawford
- Belle Englert
- Cy Evans
- Gabe Hansen
- Gunner Harrison
- Kyan Hobbs
- Ethan Huwar
- Izzie Montgomery
- Jackson Reeter
- Jessica Reeter
DO YOU KNOW of any parishioner that is a shut-in or
nursing home patient that would like to receive the Eucharist every Sunday from an Extra-Ordinary Minister of the Eucharist,
but has not been placed on our list? Please contact the office at 646-0190 or Rose Lee Davis, 646-0411.
MEMORIAL was created for Bishop Hogan students that have passed away before their 31st birthday (30 and younger). The BH PTO
memorial consists of a granite memorial stone with engraved names placed in the ground in front of the school with a flowering tree above.
A dedication was held Friday, May 12, 2006. Click
here for more information and photos...
FIRST FRIDAY ADORERS NEEDED
We are very fortunate in our parish to have the opportunity to adore Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament through Eucharistic
Adoration every First Friday. We have been doing this in our parish for eleven years. During this time several of our original
participants have passed away so there is a need to fill several places. When the Blessed Sacrament is exposed, someone must
be in the church at all times. If you can spend half an hour or
longer praying during any of the following times, please contact Kim at the office or Mary Triplett, 646-0326.
12:30-1:00, 1:00-1:30, 3:00-3:30, 3:30-4:00, 4:30-5:00.
Thanks to all for your great response regarding putting change in the Harvest Basket. Louise Wilson kindly gets the money after
Sunday Mass and brings it to me in a little purse we use.
SUPPORT OUR ADVERTISERS - THEY MAKE THE BULLETIN POSSIBLE EVERY WEEK
Now in effect. No wedding dates will be set on the church calendar until the couple meets with Father
in person. The policy of our Diocese is that there must be a nine month waiting period during which time marriage preparation takes place. The nine month period begins with the personal meeting with the pastor. Holy Matrimony in a sacrament and as with any sacrament, there is a time of preparation.
NEW DEACON FORMATION
Diaconate Information Meetings are being scheduled around the diocese. These meetings are for any interested persons, including
prospective diaconal applicants. Anyone who wishes to apply for diaconate formation (and his spouse, if married) must attend one of these meetings. At these meetings, members of the Diaconate Committee and deacons and wives will share information about who a deacon is and what a deacon does. There will be information about the new Formation process, as well as time for questions and answers. Written materials about diaconate and the application process will be available.
Please consider the following information in deciding whether you or someone you might recommend should attend an Information Session.
WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A DEACON?
The deacon is called personally and by the Church to serve after the manner of Jesus the Servant. He is first and foremost a Christian man in his usual employment and lifestyle, trained and formed by additional study and prayer for a special ministry to the community as an ordained minister. The National Conference of Catholic Bishops and Diocesan Bishop set criteria for suitable deacon candidates. Here are some of the more common considerations.
- Age: A minimum of 35 and maximum of 62 at the time of ordination (in effect, formation must begin no earlier than age 30 and no later than age 57).
- Status: A Roman Catholic, married or single, of sound moral character, mature faith, possessing a sense of vocation to service and experienced in works of charity and justice. Must be a Catholic for at least five years before applying for diaconate formation.
- Family: If married, a partner in a stable, Church-recognized marriage for at least seven years before applying for diaconate formation. He must have the expressed consent and support of his wife. If single, willing to commit to a celibate life.
- Natural Gifts: Demonstrates the potential to develop ministerial skills of relating to people, speaking well, and being a leader.
- Spiritual Gifts: A person of prayer willing to make personal sacrifices to be a consecrated sign of Godís love for others in his vocation to serve.
- Employment: A person who reflects stability in career or work.
- Church/community Involvement: A person living the Christian life, an active member of a parish , who has demonstrated a commitment to service, apostolic involvement, and leadership in the community and among the people of God.
- Formation: Be able to successfully complete a five-year formation program held one full weekend each month and be able to participate in retreats and ministry
December 11, 1922
February 22, 2006
|Christopher Michael Earley
March 15, 1986
February 25, 2006
December 10, 1917
February 27, 2006
Sister Joan (Josephine Elizabeth)
July 10, 1909
February 28, 2006
September 5, 1928
March 16, 2006
May 19, 1910
March 21, 2006
September 30, 1920
April 26, 2006
October 9, 1931
May 2, 2006
November 15, 1921
May 6, 2006
Jeanette C. Gier
March 26, 1928
June 3, 2006
Patrick Potts &
N. Michael Potts
Laid to rest on June 17, 2006
Joe Ray Adams
December 28, 1927
June 23, 2006
Harry and Evelyn Bohenkamp
Laid to rest on June 29, 2006
August 2, 1934
July 4, 2006
July 25, 1909
July 4, 2006
Josephine Jean Frances
November 10, 1926
August 31, 2006
Margery Beatrice Ruppel
March 6, 1917
September 11, 2006
Marilyn Sue Love
June 19, 1946
September 14, 2006
Isabelle Bernice Walker
September 29, 2006
April 5, 1942
October 11, 2006
William Ellis Donoho
December 24, 1920
October 20, 2006
Patrick "Pat" Archer
March 17, 1916
November 22, 2006
June 28, 1929
November 25, 2006
Donald Verne Raney
April 2, 1927
December 21, 2006
January 10, 1979
January 19, 2007
August 10, 1919
January 28, 2007
January 15, 1935
February 15, 2007
Velma M. Scott
August 14, 1920
March 22, 2007
Janet S. Price
July 1, 1959
March 24, 2007
Donald C. Saale
December 12, 1923
May 2, 2007
Jack E. Tuttle
December 10, 1925
June 16, 2007
Leo C. Hartnett
December 2, 1933
July 13, 2007
Josephine Marie Giles
March 10, 1921
July 17, 2007
Georgena Mae Koehly
October 26, 1914
July 21, 2007
"Peggy" Lucas Stauber
September 29, 1913
October 8, 2007
Mary Lou Haston
July 12, 1910
October 23, 2007
Joseph Forrest Donoho
March 29, 1914
October 31, 2007
December 20, 1955
January 7, 2008
August 11, 1953
January 14, 2008
September 1, 1917
January 15, 2008
Mary Margaret Jensen
December 4, 1921
January 17, 2008
March 4, 1913
February 8, 2008
Rose Ann Atherton
October 27, 1937
February 14, 2008
April 17, 1914
February 17, 2008
October 10, 1926
February 18, 2008
Donald William Schneider
January 26, 1926
February 29, 2008
Berneta Lucille Anderson
October 22, 1922
May 14, 2008
Gordon E. Scott
December 14, 1924
June 12, 2008
Vesta Mae Smith
December 19, 1915
June 28, 2008
John C. "Jack" Anderson
August 18, 1923
August 13, 2008
May 13, 1925
September 9, 2008
Patricia Mae Saale
April 3, 1932
October 14, 2008
Rev. Msgr. Lawrence A. Speichinger
November 30, 1927
October 16, 2008
December 13, 1926
November 21, 2008
Rev. Mr. Joseph Vernon Crookshanks
August 25, 1921
November 25, 2008
August 12, 1926
December 2, 2008
Elmer Harold Schnittker
June 1, 1935
December 3, 2008
Dorothy Louise Koehly
December 24, 1924
December 27, 2008
Vivian Van Dyke
June 7, 1935
January 13, 2009
March 15, 1930
January 9, 2009
Xoa L. Wolf
June 10, 1938
February 27, 2009
September 14, 1926
April 4, 2009
John M. Trageser
September 13, 1956
April 6, 2009
February 28, 1915
April 19, 2009
September 7, 1919
June 1, 2009
William "Bill" Saale
March 29, 1925
June 11, 2009
Esther Virginia Gerhardt Garcia
October 13, 1927
June 19, 2009
Marie Selma Boland Carter
May 7, 1913
June 20, 2009
Lauretta M. Quinn
February 10, 1922
September 22, 2009
April 18, 1918
September 23, 2009
April 15, 1913
December 15, 2009
December 15, 1916
December 17, 2009
Cecilia "Ceci" Annette Jones
August 3, 1943
January 21, 2010
November 13, 1914
January 25, 2010
Thomas "Red" Gatson
April 18, 1952
March 5, 2010
Leo Louis Myers
August 30, 1921
March 7, 2010
Carol Lee Lundy
November 7, 1941
March 13, 2010
Genevieve Mary Reardon
March 15, 1921
March 20, 2010
Bruce M. McCoy
December 28, 1956
April 30, 2010
Ryan Scott Anderson
June 26, 1983
May 3, 2010
Sister Christelle Conway
September 14, 1931
June 21, 2010
Wanda Lucille Murrell
September 28, 1929
October 8, 2010
Robert E. Byrnes, Jr.
April 16, 1918
October 31, 2010
Nora B. Tuttle
February 23, 1928
December 31, 2010
January 23, 1929
February 3, 2011
William "Bill" Feeney
April 13, 1931
April 19, 2011
August 7, 1944
April 27, 2011
Rita Theresa Jones
January 7, 1924
June 9, 2011
October 14, 1918
September 4, 2011
James H. Wattenbarger
March 28, 1926
November 1, 2011
Gary Ray Ballantyne
May 28, 1945
November 4, 2011
Richard L. Roney
May 28, 1951
November 7, 2011
April 23, 1944
November 12, 2011
November 8, 1933
November 18, 2011
John Rupp, Jr.
January 29, 1935
November 22, 2011
"Bill" F. Houston
December 20, 1923
November 24, 2011
Robert L. "Bob" Smith
May 28, 1947
December 31, 2011
Elizabeth "Liz" Kramer Boon
September 18, 1964
May 7, 2012
October 15, 1931
May 8, 2012
Kimbra Gay Brown
April 17, 1971
May 12, 2012
April 23, 1916
May 18, 2012
November 2, 1915
May 23, 2012
December 21, 1951
June 4, 2012
Lawrence D. "Larry" Saale
December 7, 1927
July 13, 2012
December 4, 1918
August 1, 2012
"Rick" Kinsella II
June 21, 1979
August 8, 2012
Raymond C. Riley
April 21, 1925
September 28, 2012
Richard "Dick" Saale
October 13, 1925
September 29, 2012
May 28, 1932
November 21, 2012
November 20, 1932
November 28, 2012
Clemons Albert Koenig
May 31, 1927
December 29, 2012
Frances Rhea Catron
January 15, 1928
January 5, 2013
Francis "Kelly" Smith
June 19, 1959
February 22, 2013
Helen Nadine McCarty
November 6, 1917
April 7, 2013
Mae Louise "Maisie" Ellison
October 14, 1927
April 9, 2013
Leta Lynn Doetzl
December 4, 1918
July 19, 2013
Mary Rose West
May 20, 1941
July 20, 2013
Maurice Wayne Randall
March 3, 1929
August 1, 2013
Pearl "Louise" Archer
August 3, 1920
August 11, 2013
June 1, 1929
August 22, 2013
Francis "Frank" Kriegshauser
October 4, 1923
October 4, 2013
December 8, 1932
October 7, 2013
June 4, 1932
September 28, 2013
Patricia Pfaff (Winn)
May 15, 1939
October 12, 2013
Mariann A. Anderson
November 26, 1929
October 26, 2013
Frances A. Bennett
December 8, 1921
November 7, 2013
Ruth Maria Trager
December 12, 1928
November 9, 2013
Leroy Michael Breeden
October 27, 1938
November 23, 2013
February 8, 1926
November 26, 2013
REST IN PEACE - We have recently received news that two Religious that formerly served our parish have passed away.
Father Augustine Drieling, OSB served St. Columban's as pastor during the
1980's and Sister Mary Ellen (Dominica) Reichert with the Sisters of St Francis was once a principal at Bishop Hogan Memorial School.
Sympathy cards may be sent to Conception Abbey, PO Box 501, Conception, MO 64433 and Sisters of St Francis, PO Box 488, Savannah, MO 64485.
Eternal rest grant unto them O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
- Avery Lynn Baxter, daughter of Shane and Kathy (Bonderer) Baxter, was baptized on Sunday, March 19, 2006 in St. Columban Church by Father Tom Hermes.
- Lillian Grace Constant, daughter of Kyle and Emily (Gastineau) Constant, was baptized on Sunday, March 26, 2006 in St. Columban Church by Father Tom Hermes.
- Trisha Ann Rice, daughter of Preston Rice and Morgan Rutledge, was baptized on Sunday, March 26, 2006 in St. Columban Church by Father Tom Hermes.
- Carson James Samm, son of Scottie and Cheryl (Thompson) Samm, was baptized on Sunday, March 26, 2006 in St. Columban Church by Father Tom Hermes.
- Sarah Rose Kramer Boon, daughter of Mike and Liz Boon, was baptized in St. Columban Catholic Church on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2006 by Father Tom Hermes.
- Kennadie Nicole Stottlemyre, daughter of Chad Stottlemyre, was baptized in St. Columban Catholic Church on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 by Father Tom Hermes.
- Lillian Stover,
daughter of Krystle Stover, was baptized in St. Columban Catholic
Church on Sunday, May 21, 2006, by Father Tom Hermes. Godparents
are Don Metry and Cheryle Greenlaw.
- Isabella Grace
Garr, daughter of Brian Garr and Karin Wagner Garr, was baptized
in St. Columban Church on Sunday, June 18, 2006, by Father Tom
- Alexander Lewis Rice, son of Robert and Sarah Rice, was
baptized by Father Tom Hermes on Saturday, August 19, 2006 in St. Columban Church.
- Emily May Schreiner, daughter of Anthony and Leda Schreiner,
was baptized by Father Tom Hermes on Sunday, August 26, 2006 in St. Columban
- Liam Joel Gunderson, son of Lawrence and Jennifer Haynes
Gunderson, was baptized on Sunday, October 1, 2006 in St. Columban Church by Father Matt
- William Michael and Emma Kate Schneider, twin babies of
Michael and Emily Schneider, were baptized on October 15, 2006 in St. Columban Church by Deacon Jerry
- Benjamin Lee VanDyke, son of Daniel and Jenifer VanDyke, was
baptized by Father Tom Hermes in St. Columban Church on November 20,
- Cain David Evans, son of David and Denise Evans, was baptized
in St. Columban Church on Saturday, March 3, 2007 by Deacon Jerry
- Sullivan Andrew and Ace Emerson Diegelman, the sons of Ian
and Tara Diegelman, were baptized on Easter Day, April 8, 2007 by Father Tom
- Joel Alvarez, son of Joel and Maria Alvarez, was baptized by Father
Tom Hermes in St. Columban Church on Sunday, April 22, 2007.
- Anna Lee Pfaff, daughter of Justin and Jill Pfaff, was baptized by
Father Tom Hermes in St. Columban Church on Sunday, April 29, 2007.
- Tristin Dale Harrison, son of Manny and Jessica Harrison, was
baptized by Deacon Jerry Davis in St. Columban Church on Sunday, April 29, 2007.
- Addison Marie Lewis, daughter of Christopher and Kelli Paulus
Lewis, was baptized by Father Tom Hermes in St. Columban Church on Saturday, May 5, 2007.
- Remington James
Isaacs, son of Clint Isaacs and Ashley Hoyt, was baptized on
Sunday, May 20, 2007 in St. Columban Church by Father Tom Hermes.
- Addison Nicole Englert, daughter of Scott and Kelley (Wright)
Englert was baptized by Father Tom Hermes on Saturday, June 30,
- Riley Zeger, daughter of Stephanie Zeger, was baptized on July 29,
- The children of Reece and Shelby Crawford were also baptized on
July 29, 2007:
Carleigh Grace, Carson Reece. Carter Spencer, Carver Chase.
- Lily Grace, daughter of Kenneth and Rebecca (Hapes) Ripley was
baptized on Sunday, September 9, 2007 by Father Paw Lwin.
- Lila Catherine Oesch, daughter of Orland and Rhonda Oesch, was
baptized by Father Tom Hermes on
Sunday, October 21, 2007.
- Zane Kenton Dudley, son of David and Kelly VanDyke Dudley,
was baptized on Saturday, November 24, 2007 in St. Columban Church by Father Tom Hermes.
- Maecy Marquel Hinkebein, daughter of Chris and Tiffany
Dominique Hinkebein, was baptized on Sunday, December 2, 2007 in St. Columban Church by Father Tom Hermes.
- Addilynn Grace Ficken, daughter of Spencer and Melissa Ficken
and Doug and Jodi Bonderer, was baptized on Sunday, December 2, 2007 in St. Columban Church by Father Tom
- Kaelyn Grace
Potts, daughter of Clint and Kelly Diggs Potts, was baptized on
Saturday, November 24, 2007 by Father Tom Hermes.
- Kennedy Rae
Bagley, daughter of Matthew and Lauren Bagley, was baptized on
January 19, 2008, by Father Tom Hermes.
- Sienna Lea Lummus, daughter of Lane and Danielle Welker
Lummus, was baptized by Father Tom Hermes at St. Columban's on January 26, 2008.
- Glenna McVey Barnett and Gracelynn Marie Barnett, twin daughters
of Blaine and Molly Marshall Barnett, were baptized by Deacon Jerry
Davis on February 3, 2008 in St. Columban Church.
- Jack Maclain Marshall, son of Jarrod and Amber Gerhart Marshall,
was baptized by Deacon Jerry Davis on February 3, 2008 in St. Columban Church.
- Margo McVey Maddox, daughter of Curt and Maury Marshall
Maddox, was baptized by Deacon Jerry Davis on February 3, 2008 in St. Columban Church.
Congratulations to the Marshall clan.
- Oliver Benson Perry, son of Brent and Lindsey Paulus Perry, was
baptized by Father Tom Hermes in St. Columban Church on February 16,
- Garret Joseph Donoho, son of Loren and Ellen Buckner, was
baptized in St. Columban Church on Wednesday, March 5, 2008.
- Lyla Jane Beetsma, daughter of Brad and Lanie Beetsma, was
baptized by Father Tom Hermes at St. Columban's on Sunday, March 30,
- Daniel Connor
Peery, son of Daniel and Amy Peery, was baptized
in St. Columban Church on Sunday, May 4, 2008 by Rev. Mr. Jerry
- Rylie Marie Riddle, daughter of Jill Anderson-Riddle, was baptized
by Father Tom on Tuesday, May 20, 2008 at the all-school Mass closing the school year. Rylie is in the third grade at Bishop Hogan
and her mom, Jill is a teacher at Bishop Hogan.
- Gavin Leifker, son of Scott and Janette Summy
baptized by Deacon Jerry Davis in St. Columban Catholic Church on Sunday, June 1, 2008. Gavin was born October 17, 2007 in San
Antonio, Texas. Gary and Ruth Summy are the grandparents.
- Elizabeth Mae Constant, daughter of Kyle and Emily Gastineau
Constant was baptized by Father Tom Hermes on Saturday, June 21, 2008.
- Sadie Foster
Bonderer, daughter of Doug and Jodi Bailey Bonderer, was baptized by Father Steve Heina on Sunday, June 29,
- Beau Ann Graves, daughter of Preston and Samantha Graves, was
baptized by Father Tom Hermes on Sunday, July 27, 2008 in St. Columban Church.
- Peyton Davis, son of Sarah Timmons Davis and Doug Davis, was
baptized by Father Tom Hermes on Sunday, July 27, 2008 in St. Columban Church.
- Cole Benjamin Sweeney, son of Aaron and Theresa Sweeney, was
baptized by Father Tom Hermes on Sunday, August 3, 2008 in St. Columban
- Morgan Anna Marie Rupp, daughter of George and Gina Rupp,
was baptized by Father Tom Hermes on October 19, 2008 in St. Columban
- Kaitlyn Marie Searcy and Jackson
Trace Searcy, children of Jeremy and Tabby Searcy, were baptized
by Father Tom Hermes in St. Columban Church on November 2, 2008.
- Kierra Bailey Williams, daughter of Steve and Virginia Williams,
was baptized in St. Columban Church by Father Tom Hermes on November 23, 2008.
- Dawson Rose Baxter, daughter of Shane and Kathy Baxter, was
baptized in St. Columban Church by Father Tom Hermes on November 30,
- Gage Van Dusen, son of Heath and Jessica Van
baptized by Father Tom Hermes in St. Columban Church on Sunday, December 14,
- Henry Robert Link, son of David and Nancy Paschen Link, born
on August 26, 2008 was baptized by Father Tom Hermes in St. Columban Church on December 21, 2008.
- Simon Haobin Pfaff, son of Richard Thomas Pfaff, Jr. and Tina
Hwang Pfaff, born on August 20, 2008 was baptized by Father Tom Hermes in St. Columban church on December 28, 2008.
- Madilyn Elizabeth Bishop, daughter of Alex and Brandi Pfaff
Bishop, born on May 29, 2008 was baptized by Father Tom Hermes in St. Columban Church on December 28,
- Ryder Travis
Ficken, son of Spencer and Melissa Ficken, was
baptized by Father Tom on Friday, February 13, 2009.
- Emerson Grace
Brobst, daughter of Ryan and Stephanie Brobst, was baptized by Deacon Jerry Davis on Tuesday, February 17,
- Quinn Bourne
Saccaro, son of Nicholas and Kimberly
- Quentin Fromaz, son of Steve and Sarah Vulgamott
- Grace and Addison
Vulgamott, daughters of Kerby and Amanda
- Elijah Lyon Constant, son of JW and Courtney
Constant (September 5, 2009)
- Marin Willo Hinkebein, daughter of Chris and Tiffeny Dominique
Hinkebein (October 18, 2009)
- Allison Nikkole Quinn, daughter of Dustin and Shawna Quinn
- Ella Elizabeth Ripley, daughter of Kenneth and Rebecca
Ripley (December 12, 2009)
- Rocky Behrend Sherer, son of Kelly and Amanda (Miller)
Sherer (December 24, 2009)
- Abigail Marshall, daughter
of Jeff and Kim (Grozinger) Marshall (December 27, 2009)
- Andrew James
Schreiner, son of Anthony and Leda Schreiner (January 10, 2010)
- Brody Gerard Finley, son of Scott and Emily Timmons Finley,
(February 28, 2010)
- Jameson Dale Marshall, son of Jarrod and Amber Gerhart
Marshall (March 7, 2010)
- Cooper Christopher Maddox, son of Curt and Maury Marshall
Maddox (March 7, 2010)
- Nicholas Paul Radcliff, son of Paul and Mary Kathleen
Radcliff (April 18, 2010)
- Farrah Faith Lauhoff, daughter of Clint and Kristy Singer
Lauhoff (May 8, 2010)
- Emma Jane Peery, daughter of Clint and Amy
Peery, (May 16, 2010)
- Corbin Potts, son of Clinton and Kelly
Potts (May 23, 2010)
- Joseph William Heil, son of Anthony and Elizabeth
"Beth" Hinkebein Heil (June 13, 2010)
- Bentley Lauhoff, son of Kent and Sammie
Lauhoff (July 11, 2010)
- Elizabeth Bailey Bonderer, daughter of Doug and Jodi
Bonderer (July 18, 2010)
- Cadence Fayth Johnson, daughter of Sam and Heather Potts
Johnson (August 1, 2010)
- Kellyn Scott Dudley, son of David and Kelly VanDyke
(October 23, 2010)
- Gunner Theodore Brobst, son of Jason and Jana
Brobst (January 16, 2011)
- Grace Alexandera Haynes, daughter of Jacob Haynes and Anita
Maness (January 16, 2011)
- Halle Breanne Gabrielson, daughter of Matt and Ashley Kelly
Gabrielson (February 6, 2011)
- Alexandra Marie Constant, daughter of Kyle and Emily
Gastineau Constant (March 27, 2011)
- Hannah Jayne Gastineau, daughter of Robbie and Kimberlee
Conard Gastineau (March 27, 2011)
- Joshua Carson Bishop, son of Joshua Bishop and Savanna Searcy
(April 9, 2011)
- Anderson Meyer Burd, son of Bradley and Alison Moll
Burd (April 17, 2011)
- Mallory Jewell Crawford, daughter of Chad and Kaci Allnutt
(March 20, 2011)
- Evan James Randolph, son of James and Kristy Watson
Randolph (May 1, 2011)
- Jobie Aydan Bas Johnson, son of Vernon and Fe-Geraldine Bas
Johnson (August 14, 2011)
- Megan Marie Lowrey, daughter of Stephen and Angela Untiedt
Lowrey (August 21, 2011)
- Finley Hansen, son of Nick and Ellen Weber Hansen (August 28,
- Kennedy Rose Cross, daughter of Ethan Michael and Hayley Davidson
Cross (August 28, 2011)
- Zetamarie Rose Whitson, daughter of Steve and Carrie Giffee
Whitson (September 4, 2011)
- Annabelle Rose Constant, daughter of JW and Courtney Walker
Constant (September 10, 2011)
- Samuel Laurence Perkins, son of Adam and Kimberly Smith Perkins
- Jane Elizabeth West, daughter of William Todd and Rebecca Smith
West (September 25,
- Grady Ponting, son of Justin and Katherine Watson Ponting, (November 27, 2011)
- Emma Ann Cradic, daughter of Stuart and Amanda Drummond Cradic (December 25, 2011)
- Colton Jackson, son of Sean and Debbie Bonderer Jackson (December 30, 2011)
- Rilynn Grace Bonderer, daughter of Chase and Jessica Hiltner
Bonderer (December 31, 2011)
- Henry Lafayette Laprade Chapman and Hayden Joseph Laprade Chapman, sons of Henry Chapman and Heather Laprade
Chapman (Saturday, April 28, 2012)
- Jose Luis Ramirez, son of Juan Ramirez and Jessica Kempkes (Sunday, April 29,
Lucas Lauhoff, son of Clint and Kristy Lauhoff (July 29, 2012)
- Lawrence Cason
Bonderer, son of Lawrence and Stacey (September 2, 2012)
- Emma Grace Rupp, daughter of George and Gina Rupp (September 9, 2012)
- Bennett Francis Sissel, son of Ross and Bridgett Pfaff Sissel (October 27, 2012)
- Evie Kieffer, daughter of Jason and Kim Bonderer Kieffer (November 11,
- Aubrie Lou Danner, daughter of Timothy Danner and Kendra
Ballantyne (March 3, 2013)
Mayleigh Madeline Crawford, daughter of Chad and Kaci Crawford (by Father Kneib
- May 5, 2013)
Gentry Erin Gabrielson, daughter of Matthew and Ashley Kelly
Gabrielson (by Father Benjamin Kneib - June 2, 2013)
Angel Marie Boyett, daughter of Claire Boyett (by
Father Bertie Flanagan - June 22, 2013)
Shay S. Johnson, son of Scott and Kasey Hibler Johnson (by Rev. Benjamin Kneib
- July 6, 2013)
Calvin Pfaff, son of Richard and Tina Hwang Pfaff ( by Rev. Benjamin Kneib
- July 7, 2013)
Audrey Pearl Marshall, daughter of Jarrod and Amber Gerhart Marshall (by Rev.
Benjamin Kneib - July 14, 2013)
Jack David Schreiner, son of Anthony and Leda Schreiner (by Father Benjamin Kneib
- October 20, 2013)
Gage Brobst, son of Jason and Jana Brobst
(by Father Benjamin Kneib
- November 3, 2013)
Henli Lent, daughter of Kamren Lent and Heidi McCoy (by Father Benjamin Kneib
- November 3, 2013)
Elliott Mattingly, son of David and Emily Mattingly (by Father Benjamin Kneib
- November 3, 2013)
Blaise Donald Garrison, son of Joseph and Kamie Garrison (by Father Benjamin Kneib
- November 10, 2013)
Gabrielle Barnett, daughter of Blaine and Molly Barnett (Father Benjamin Kneib
- November 24, 2013)
Congratulations to all the families.
- Luke Hesler and
Kimberly Radcliff - Saturday, June 10, 2006
- Brent Perry and
Lindsey Paulus - Saturday, June 17, 2006
- Daniel Peery and
Amy Rosenthal - Saturday, September 9, 2006
- Jarrod Marshall and Amber
Gerhart - September 23, 2006
- Eric Scott Robertson and Mandy Hicks
- Saturday, October 7, 2006
- Kent Lauhoff and Samantha Riggle
- Saturday, June 16, 2007
- Justin Goad and Melanie Tate
- Saturday, June 30, 2007
- Matthew John Bagley and Lauren Ray
Meyer - Saturday, August 11, 2007
- Zachary Thomas Link and Rebecca
Hutchinson - Saturday, August 11, 2007
- Clint Isaacs and Ashley Hoyt
- Saturday, August 25, 2007
- Tony Heil and Beth Hinkebein
- Saturday, September 15, 2007
- James Skradski and Abby Murrell
- Saturday, September 22, 2007
- Clint Lauhoff and Kristy Singer
- Saturday, September 29, 2007
- Justin Fowler and Adrienne Conrad
- Saturday, October 13, 2007
- Ryan Skipper and Katie Radcliff
- Saturday, June 21, 2008
- James Randolph and Kristy Watson
- Saturday, October 18, 2008
- Matthew Frazier and Adrienne Saccaro
- Saturday, November 15, 2008 (Adrienne is the daughter of Jim and
Nancie Saccaro of Brookfield and granddaughter of Mildred Saale.)
- Brian Robertson and Ashley
Campbell - Saturday, July 11, 2009
- Scott Johnson and Kasey Hibler
- Saturday, September 12, 2009
- Jason Brobst and Jana Howe
- Saturday, September 19, 2009
- Adam Hapes and Laura Donnell
(married at St. James Catholic Church in Liberty, MO) - September 19, 2009.
- Ross Sissel and Bridgett Pfaff
- Saturday, July 10, 2010
- Jonathan Yerby and Kimberly May
- Saturday, July 31, 2010
- Daniel Leatherman and Kayla Riekena
(in the United Methodist Church) - Saturday, August 7, 2010
- Charles Timothy Childers and Laura Marie Mitchell
- Saturday, February 5, 2011
- Jeffrey Eller and Kristen Jeschke - Saturday, June 18, 2011
- David Mattingly and Emily McCoy - Saturday, June 25, 2011
- Charles Reilly Gilliam and Rebeka Ray Ballantyne - Saturday, September 24, 2011
ATTENTION: to those that participate in the First Friday Eucharistic Adoration. A new schedule with names and phone numbers is available in the back of church. Please pick up a copy and take it home with you. As you know, when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed for adoration, someone must be in the church at all times. When someone does not show up, the person who has the previous time slot is left to remain and fill in the absent personís time. This is unfair to the devoted person that keeps his or her appointed time. If you are unable to attend at the time appointed, use the phone list to call someone to trade a time with you. Thank you to all those that have committed to Eucharistic Adoration. There is great spiritual benefit to parishes that participate in this worthy devotion to Our Lord. SIGN UP for Eucharistic Adoration by calling Mary Triplett at
BIRTHRIGHT is an interdenominational organization that is totally in support for life. In over two years, the local Birthright center has counseled over 150 women in Livingston and four surrounding counties. The Center is developing parenting lessons and establishing a storeroom full of baby supplies to give to women needing help. The local Birthright is very blessed since many parishioners have donated money monthly in support of Birthright. We thank you and ask that you continue with your help. The current goal for the local Birthright is to have a permanent location. The Center has already received some grant monies toward this goal but there is still a need for more funds. We are appealing to people in the local and surrounding churches to consider giving tax-free donations for the building fund. If you would like to donate, your check can be sent to Birthright, 214 Cherry St., P.O. Box 303, Chillicothe, MO 64601 thank you and God bless you for your generosity.
Thank you so much for your continued support of Birthright. Your generous gifts enables us to continue to minister to girls and women throughout the Chillicothe area. Please pray that God will continue to use us to minister to all who need us.
-- Lori Shiflett, Birthright Director
Our church delivers meals from the Senior Center on Fridays every week. Thanks to Ruth Trager, Delbert Thompson, and Emily Fellhoelter for filling in whenever I need help. More volunteers are needed, if interested in helping to deliver meals call Alice VanDyke at 646-1487.
The Sow the Seed....Continue the Legacy pledge envelopes have been replaced with Parish Property Maintenance envelopes. The Sow the Seed pledge drive came to an end in March of 2005. Thank you to everyone that made an effort to complete your pledge. To help insure that we are financially capable of performing the proper upkeep and maintenance of the parish buildings, we hope that you will consider making periodic donations to the Property Maintenance Fund in addition to your regular church offering.
Please use your contribution envelopes and mark the amount contributed on the outside. Also, we can only insure that checks made out to Birthright and placed in the blue envelope will be forwarded to Birthright. We have a team of money counters and two are scheduled each Sunday to count and deposit the Sunday contributions. On Monday morning the bookkeeper has only the envelopes to post to the proper contributor. This is why it is so important to use the proper envelope and make sure you write in the amount. The bookkeeper never sees the actual check. The accuracy of end of year contribution statements depends on the accuracy of the envelopes.
FOSTER FAMILIES NEEDED
Catholic Charities is seeking people who are interested in making a difference in the life of a child. The children we serve have been removed from their homes because of abuse or neglect. Catholic Charities of Kansas City-St. Joseph needs foster families to offer a safe haven for these children, especially in the St. Joseph area. Training and support are provided. If you are interested please contact Barb Shupe at 888-629-2886 ext. 26.