October 24th, 2010— 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Nativity of the ...

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October 24th, 2010— 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Nativity of the ...

Thought of the Day: "Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now - always." Albert SchweitzerCatholic Quiz1. Which saint wrote Interior Castle? (a) St. Theresa of Avila; (b) St. Clare; (c) St. Catherine; (d) St. Therese of Lisieux2. “Alleluia” translated into English means? (a) Praise the Lord; (b) Praise Jesus; (c) Praise God; (d) Praise the Almighty3. What are teachings contrary to Church teaching? (a) Blasphemy; (b) Libel; (c) Heresy; (d) Slander4. What is added to holy water when used to consecrate a church? (a) Nothing; (b) Ashes; (c) Chrism; (d) Vinegar5. Which candle is blessed and lit at the Easter Vigil? (a) Sanctuary; (b) Votive; (c) Paschal; (d) BaptismalAdult Confirmation—Adults over 18 who have been baptized and received Communion but not received the sacrament of Confirmationare encouraged to participate in the adult Confirmation program. Sessions will be held on Thursday evenings beginning in January Forinformation, contact Karen, 481-0777 karenbushman@saintveronica.org.Car Conversations Families spend a lot of time in the car together – going to school, work and extracurricular activities. Make the mostof your time by having a conversation about your faith.Question: For kids: What aspect of being an adult are you looking forward to the most?For adults: What aspect of being a kid do you miss the most?First Reconciliation Congratulations to Samantha Nichols, Jacob Gonzalez and Mia Gonzalez who through a Profession of Faith on October26 have joined the Catholic Church. They will be participating in the sacrament of Reconciliation in November.Poinsettia Sale Collaborative Elementary Religious Education and STAA are holding their annual Poinsettia plant sale. Parishioners areencouraged to order a plant or two to support these programs. Profits from parish sales support Religious Education. Colors are White, Red,Jingle Bell (which is a splatter of white on red leaves), Monet (soft pink), Burgundy, plus new Winter Rose Red and WinterRose White. Plants are $8.50 each (no price increase from last year!). Payment is made at time of pickup. Plant pickup will be December 10,3–6pm or December 11, 8–10am in St. Veronica Johnson Hall. Parishioners can contact Karen, 481-0777 or karenbushman@saintveronica.orgfor information or to place an order. Sale flyers are also available on the parish bulletin boards. All orders must be in the Religious Educationoffice by Nov. 19. Thanks for supporting our programs.Fun Facts for Faithful Kids1. Have you ever heard of the United Nations? Over 100 countries send representatives to the headquarters in New York. The United Nationsis dedicated to world peace. It was started after World War II to help countries stay away from war. October 24 is United Nations Day.2. October 28 is the feast of Saints Simon the Zealot and Jude. Both of these saints were part of the 12 Apostles who followed Jesus duringHis Ministry. St. Jude is also called Thaddeus in the gospels of Matthew and Mark. St. Simon had been a member of a Jewish political partythat wanted to overthrow the Roman government in Israel. Nothing else is known about the lives of these saints but except that they followedJesus.3. Have you ever gone to visit the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri? The Arch was completed on October 28, 1965 as part of the ThomasJefferson Memorial. This exhibit highlights the Louisiana Purchase which occurred during the presidency of Thomas Jefferson and opened upthe West to American pioneers. Maybe with God’s help you will explore an area of our world or beyond.4. "Give me your tired, your poor, / Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, / The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. / Sendthese, the homeless, tempest-tost to me. / I lift my lamp beside the golden door." These are the words at the base of one of the most famousstatues in the country – the Statue of Liberty. On October 28, 1886 the statue, a gift from the French, was dedicated by President GroverCleveland. The poem entitled “The New Colossus” and the statue are a reminder that Jesus taught that everyone is our neighbor and that wemust be willing to offer our help.5. Ask your grandmother or grandfather about October 29, 1929. They will remember that on that day the New York Stock Exchangecrashed starting the Great Depression. Many people lost all of their money and their homes. Businesses had to close and had to lay off theirworkers. It was a hard time for everyone. But there were also good people everywhere who shared what they had and tried to help the poor.God asks us to share what we have with othersKaren Bushman, Director of Collaborative Elementary Religious FormationCHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORDFour years ago, Children's Liturgy began in Nativity Parish. It started small but has grown each year, thanks in no small part tomembers of Nativity Parish who were open to sharing their faith with our children. The 2 prime reasons for the program were:1) to have the children experience the Gospel on their level, and2) to allow their parents to better focus on the Readings and homily without worrying about their children.The program is conducted twice a month during the 10:30 Sunday Mass. HOWEVER—there is a chance that we will not be ableto continue “CLOW”. To run the program this year I still need two more adults who would be willing to help once every sixweeks. Prospective volunteers need only a willingness to share their faith with children: age, education, teachingexperience are not important factors, only a commitment to sharing the Faith. Volunteers would need to take part in two hourtraining, as part of "Safeguarding" our children. We will hold CLOW during this Advent season but then the program may end.If interesting in helping or you would like more details, please call Bob Boehm 481-6880The Knights of Columbus Council 1709 would like to express their gratitude to the parishfor their support at the Harvest Drive Pig Roast. It was a success!The nonperishable food items collected were donated to Project Concern.3

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