Photos above of sister parishes--Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Church in Kingston, Jamaica, and

St. Mary's Church in Florence, Wisconsin.

 

Called to be Holy, Fully Engaged, Fully Alive  

 

CALLING ALL TEENS!  Redemption Hill Youth Ministry invites you to the 2020 Cardboard Toboggan Build taking place Saturday, February 22nd, from 6:00 pm—8:30 pm, at City Park in Iron Mountain, MI.  Design!  Build!  Shred!  CARDBOARD NEEDED!  Teens at St. Mary in Florence are in need of cardboard to participate in this event.  If you have any to donate, please drop it off at St. Mary’s Parish Office.  We kindly ask that all staples/metal be removed from the cardboard before dropping it off at the office.  For more information, please see Carolyn Lemanski, Becky Kelley or Jessica Frost.

 

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, you’re invited to St. Mary’s “Epiphany Dinner” taking place Wednesday, January 29th, at Dina Mia in Florence.  Social hour begins at 5:00 pm, with dinner being served at 6:00 pm.  Cost is $17.50 (tax and tip included).  Dinner consists of baked chicken, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, spaghetti, vegetable, salad and bread.  Coffee and tea also included.  Invitations can be found in the church entryway and can be returned to the parish office by Thursday, January 23rd. 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!  All are invited to attend a “Souper Supper” taking place Monday, January 27th, in St. Mary’s Parish Hall from 5:30 pm—6:30 pm, graciously being hosted by our women’s evening study group, Walking with Purpose!  Doors open at 5:00 pm, and close at 7:00 pm.   Feel free to bring a friend!

ST.  VINCENT de PAUL REFLECTION:  In the Gospel today, John testifies that Jesus is the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.  The revelation of Jesus’ identity—how he is made known in the world—is mediated by the way we live our lives everyday.  To live the grace of your own baptism, please donate to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul so that together we can also testify that Jesus is alive today. 

 

 

THE WEEK AHEAD

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18th — Choir Practice at 5:30 pm.  Mass at 6:00 pm. 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19th — Choir Practice at 8:00 am.  Mass at 8:30 am.  Intercessory Prayer by the servers’

   chairs after Mass.  RE for grades 7-10 from 9:30 am—11:00 am.  Rosary at 7:00 pm, in the parish hall.

MONDAY, JANUARY 20th — St. Vincent de Paul Conference Meeting at 5:30 pm, in the parish office center.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21st — Mass at 5:30 pm.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22nd — RE for grades 1-6 from 3:30 pm—5:00 pm.  Walking with Purpose, wom-

   en’s evening study group, from 5:45 pm — 7:30 pm, in the parish office center.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23rd — Eucharistic Adoration from 4:00 pm—6:00 pm.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24th — Mass at 8:30 am.  Liturgy of the Word with Communion at 10:00 am, at Florence

   Health Services.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25th — Choir Practice at 5:30 pm.  Mass at 6:00 pm. 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26th — Choir Practice at 8:00 am.  Mass at 8:30 am.  Intercessory Prayer by the servers’

   chairs after Mass.  Sunday Social after Mass in the parish hall.  All are welcome!  RE for grades 7-10 from

   9:30 am—11:00 am.  Rosary at 7:00 pm, in the parish hall.

 

FEARLESS AND FREE!  The Walking with Purpose women’s evening study group will be resuming Wednesday, January 22nd, from 5:45 pm—7:30 pm, in St. Mary’s Parish Office Center, as we begin Fearless and Free, an eleven-week Bible study based on the book of Ephesians.  So many of us wrestle through the reality that life isn’t easy, even when we are doing the right thing.  This study provides a firm foundation to stand on no matter what life throws our way.  With an emphasis on healing and wholeness, Fearless and Free is the most personal and transformative study that Walking with Purpose has offered so far!  This is what we’ll discover through the pages of this study:  We need to WAKEN to the reality of who we are in Christ and that we have an enemy who seeks to steal our true identity; we need to WRESTLE with the battle in our minds–bringing our thoughts in captivity to Christ; and we need to be strengthened as WARRIORS so that we can move forward in life–not just surviving, but flourishing.  Please contact Terri Koehn at 715-771-9378 if you would like to order a book.  Cost is $30, plus shipping.  All women welcome!

 

ATTENTION, LAY MINISTERS . . . Gold slips are due this Sunday, January 19th, and can be turned in to the parish office.  For your convenience, extras can be found in the church entryway or on the parish website at www.stmaryflorence.org.

---------------------------------------week of January 11/12, 2020, below-----------------------------------

 

Called to be Holy, Fully Engaged, Fully Alive  

ST. VINCENT de PAUL REFLECTION:  After Jesus was baptized, he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and a voice was heard, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”  As we give to the poor, we also can hear these same words.  Know that you are a sign of God’s love to those who are suffering and you give them reason to believe and to trust when you donate to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES to the family and friends of Frank Bednarski who passed away recently and whose funeral Mass was celebrated Saturday.  May we continue to keep Frank and all his family in loving prayer.

 

ATTENTION, LAY MINISTERS . . . Just a kindly reminder that gold slips are due Sunday, January 19th, and can be turned in to the parish office.  For your convenience, extras can be found in the church entryway or on the parish website at www.stmaryflorence.org.

 

THE FOLLOWING ACTIVITIES have occurred at St. Vincent de Paul for the months of October/November/December, respectively:

73/77/79 families served through pantry/commodities (32/117/117 adults; 36/37/30 children);

0/3/0 people helped with rent;

1/3/0 people helped with utilities;

0/2/0 helped with gas vouchers;

2 families were helped with furniture; 1 motel stay; 1 septic repair; 1 with car repairs; 1 with a car seat; and 57 families (136 children) received toys, clothing and food for Christmas.  The store is always in need of help.  If interested, please call 715-528-4720 to volunteer.

 

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, you’re invited to St. Mary’s “Epiphany Dinner” taking place Wednesday, January 29th, at Dina Mia in Florence.  Social hour begins at 5:00 pm, with dinner being served at 6:00 pm.  Cost is $17.50 (tax and tip included).  Dinner consists of baked chicken, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, spaghetti, vegetable, salad and bread.  Coffee and tea also included.  Invitations can be found in the church entryway and can be returned to the parish office by Thursday, January 23rd. 

 

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!  All are invited to attend a “Souper Supper” taking place Monday, January 27th, in St. Mary’s Parish Hall from 5:30 pm—6:30 pm, graciously being hosted by our women’s evening study group, Walking with Purpose!  Doors open at 5:00 pm, and close at 7:00 pm.   Feel free to bring a friend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE WEEK AHEAD

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11th — Choir Practice at 5:30 pm.  Mass at 6:00 pm. 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 12th — Baptism of the Lord.  Choir Practice at 8:00 am.  Mass at 8:30 am.  Interces-

   sory Prayer by the servers’ chairs after Mass.  Christmas decoration teardown after Mass.  RE for grades 7-10

   from 9:30 am—11:00 am.  Rosary at 7:00 pm, in the parish hall.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 14th — Mass at 5:30 pm.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15th — RE for grades 1-6 from 3:30 pm—5:00 pm. 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16th — Eucharistic Adoration from 4:00 pm—6:00 pm.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17th — Mass at 8:30 am.  Liturgy of the Word with Communion at 10:00 am, at Florence

   Health Services.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18th — Choir Practice at 5:30 pm.  Mass at 6:00 pm. 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 19th — Choir Practice at 8:00 am.  Mass at 8:30 am.  Intercessory Prayer by the servers’

   chairs after Mass.  RE for grades 7-10 from 9:30 am—11:00 am.  Rosary at 7:00 pm, in the parish hall.

 

FEARLESS AND FREE!  The Walking with Purpose women’s evening study group will be resuming Wednesday, January 22nd, from 5:45 pm—7:30 pm, in St. Mary’s Parish Office Center, as we begin Fearless and Free, an eleven-week Bible study based on the book of Ephesians.  So many of us wrestle through the reality that life isn’t easy, even when we are doing the right thing.  Suffering can slam into us from left field, leaving us reeling.  This study provides a firm foundation to stand on no matter what life throws our way.  With an emphasis on healing and wholeness, Fearless and Free is the most personal and transformative study that Walking with Purpose has offered so far!  This is what we’ll discover through the pages of this study:  We need to WAKEN to the reality of who we are in Christ and that we have an enemy who seeks to steal our true identity.  We need to WRESTLE with the battle in our minds– bringing our thoughts in captivity to Christ.  We need to be strengthened as WARRIORS so that we can move forward in life– not just surviving, but flourishing.  Please contact Terri Koehn at 715-771-9378 if you would like to order a book.  Cost is $30, plus shipping.  All women are welcome to attend!

 

EARN $19 TO $25 PER HOUR, 58 CENTS PER MILE, flexible hours, weekly pay, paid training.  The US Census is seeking approximately 70 workers.  Join us at the Florence County Library from 10:00 am— 12:00 noon, on Saturday, January 11th, 2020, for information and help filling out applications.  You can also apply on-line at "2020census.gov/jobs" or call 1-800-JOB-2020. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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