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St. Augustine Cathedral St. Augustine Cathedral St. Augustine Cathedral 542 W. Michigan Avenue 542 W. Michigan Avenue 542 W. Michigan Avenue Kalamazoo, MI 49007 Kalamazoo, MI 49007 Kalamazoo, MI 49007 14 January 2018 14 January 2018 14 January 2018

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Kalamazoo, MI 49007Kalamazoo, MI 49007Kalamazoo, MI 49007 14 January 201814 January 201814 January 2018
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Sunday Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 1 Sm 3:3b-10, 19 1 Cor 6:13c-15a, 17-20 Jn 1:35-42
Monday 1 Sm 15:16-23 Mk 2:18-22
Tuesday 1 Sm 16:1-13 Mk 2:23-28
Wednesday Saint Anthony, Abbot 1 Sm 17:32-33, 37, 40-51 Mk 3:1-6
Thursday 1 Sm 18:6-9; 19:1-7 Mk 3:7-12
Friday 1 Sm 24:3-21 Mk 3:13-19 Saturday Saint Fabian, Pope and Martyr;
Saint Sebastian, Martyr 2 Sm 1:1-4, 11-12, 19, 23-27; Mk 3:20-21
Sunday Third Sunday in Ordinary Time Jon 3:1-5, 10; 1 Cor 7:29-31; Mk 1:14-20
Mass Intentions
11:00 a.m. Confessions
Tuesday, 16 January 2018
7:00 a.m. The needs and intentions of Bert & Helen Kempkee
11:00 a.m. Confessions
Wednesday, 17 January 2018
7:00 a.m. For those who have wondered from their Catholic faith
11:00 a.m. Confessions
Thursday, 18 January 2018
7:00 a.m. Our Blessed Mother’s pro-life intentions
8:45 a.m. The intentions of the students of St. Augustine Cathedral
11:00 a.m. Confessions
12:10 p.m. An increase in vocations to the priesthood and religious
11:00 a.m. Confessions
St. Augustine Cathedral
Parish Volunteers Needed Many hands indeed make light work and our Cathedral Parish is in need of addi-
tional hands. We are in immediate need of ushers— no previous experience nor
long term commitment required, minimal training, shiny new name badges.
Please call the parish office for a full listing of volunteer opportunities: 345-5147
St. Vincent de Paul Society continues to graciously serve those most in need in our neighborhood and greater
community. St. Vincent also carries religious items for sale. If you feel the call to
serve in this corporal work or to make a financial donation, please call 388-4544.
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From the Office of
Ordinary Time – just five weekends
before an early Ash Wednesday-
Easter season – we’ll look at the theol-
ogy of vocations as expressed in the
Church’s liturgy documents. The
Church as a whole is in a great need
of particularly priestly vocations and it
is a true blessing to have clergy here
that are committed to doing whatev-
er is needed to try to foster these vo-
cations. These columns will focus on
the Introductions to the liturgical rites
of the two sacraments of vocation:
Matrimony and Holy Orders. These
Sacraments “are directed towards
ute as well to personal salvation, it is
through service to others that they do
so. They confer a particular mission in
the Church and serve to build up the
People of God” (Catechism of the
Catholic Church, no. 1534). The sac-
rament of Holy Orders publicly brings
about a particular relationship be-
tween God and humanity: “[t]hrough
sacred Ordination certain of the
Christian faithful are appointed in the
name of Christ and receive the gift of
the Holy Spirit to shepherd the Church
with the word and grace of
God” (RO, no. 1). From the practice
of the Church throughout the centu-
ries, “it is clear that the laying on of
hands and the Prayer of Ordination
bestow the gift of the Holy Spirit and
impress a sacred character in such a
way that Bishops, priests, and dea-
cons are, in their respective ways,
conformed to Christ” (no. 6). In sacra-
mental word and gesture “the Bishop
blesses God and calls upon the gift of
the Holy Spirit for the fulfillment of min-
istry” (no. 6).
Dr. Thomas Fielding
Diocesan and Cathedral News
Life is a Gift Contest Pope Francis calls us to be “sanctuaries of respect life, proclaiming the sacredness
of every human life from conception to natural death.” What does this look like in
your family? Students in 4th—12th grade are encouraged to send in their unique
creations in art, writing, music or video depicting this year’s theme: “Life is a Gift.”
Deadline for entry is 15 February 2018. For more information , visit
student-art-contest or contact Socorro at [email protected] ¨ 269/903-0199
St. Paul Street Evangelization
presents Entertaining Angels Hospitality Training. The Diocese of Kalamazoo and
St. Ann Catholic Church are hosting this training where every person will learn how
to become an open door to Jesus Christ. From Church employee to volunteer to
parishioner, this is for you! Come explore the work of evangelization at St. Ann
Catholic Church (12648 East D Ave., Augusta, MI 49012) on Saturday, January 27th
2018 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm and discover how to transform your parish into an
irresistible welcoming environment and share Jesus Christ. This training has a $75
value and is being brought to you for significantly less—$20 EACH!!! A continental
breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack are included—come hungry. Please
save the date in your calendar! For more information, please contact Mrs. Pat Vanderpool at [email protected] or at 269.731.0295
Register online: .
9 Days for Life is a “digital pilgrimage” of prayer and ac-
tion focused on cherishing the gift of every person's life. A
multi-faceted novena highlighting a different intention
each day provides reflections, bonus information, and
suggested actions. Sign up to receive the novena
through a free app, daily emails, or daily text
messages. Visit to sign up and for information on
how else you can get involved!
#9DaysforLife #OurPrayersMatter
Prayer for Life Join Bishop Bradley, your Christian brothers and sisters and all people of good will
for a Prayer for Life at 3:00 pm on Sunday, January 21st in Bronson Park, downtown
Kalamazoo. Participants are invited to bring a donation of diapers and baby
wipes to support the ministry of Caring Network and Alternatives of Kalama-
zoo. Light refreshments will be available afterward at the Crowley Center here at
St. Augustine Cathedral. In case of inclement weather, the prayer will take place
at the Crowley Center. Please check the diocesan website or call 269-903-0177
to confirm the location of the prayer.
In observance of the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children,
Bishop Bradley will celebrate Mass at St. Augustine Cathedral
6:00 p.m. on 22 January 22.
St. Augustine Cathedral School
School of Distinction 2012
St. Augustine Cathedral School, in partnership with parents and the
Catholic Church, welcomes and shapes young people as they grow
in faith, knowledge, and stewardship.
No child will be denied the opportunity of a Catholic education
due to financial need. Please contact the Principals at either
school with questions.
Financial Report Weekly Budgeted Amount .............................................................................$16,346.16
Sunday Collection for 01/07/2018 ..................................................................... $14,846.37
Children's Envelopes ................................................................................................... $17.00
Difference ........................................................................................................... unavailable
Bishop of Kalamazoo
Bishop Emeritus of Kalamazoo
Rev. Thomas McNally, Vice Rector
Rev. James Vinh Le, Parochial Vicar
Rev. John Tuyen Tran, Parochial Vicar
Cathedral Office ...................... 345-5147
free of charge
sponsors. Please patronize their
value their support!
St. Augustine Food Pantry Donations of nonperishable foods and toiletry items are always in high demand
and are most welcomed! Items may be placed in the collection boxes located in
both entrance of the Cathedral, or may be dropped off at the rectory office
during business hours. We are also in need of your volunteer talents: 269/343-3663.
Thank you for joining us in this corporal work of mercy ~ God is good!
Christmas Flower Memorials In addition to those contributors noted on our Christmas poster and in the Christ-
mas bulletin, the following have also contributed to our Christmas floral décor:
Gregory Brown
John Hilliard in memory of Frank, Marjorie and Sgt. James Hilliard
M/M Edward Kozerski in memory of Max, Mary and Marth Orgin
Martin, Mary, Julius & Theodore Kozerski
Irene Stec
Great Adventure Bible Timeline Our adult Bible study by Jeff Cavins resumes 17 January and meets every
Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in the Crowley Center. Call the Parish Office for addi-