The Paduan eNewsletter - September 2017
In the month of September we celebrate The Exaltation of the Holy Cross. "This feast traces its beginning to Jerusalem and the dedication of the church built on the site of Mount Calvary in 335. But the meaning of the cross is deeper than any city, any celebration, any building. The cross is a sign of suffering, a sign of human cruelty at its worst. But by Christ’s love shown in the Paschal Mystery, it has become the sign of triumph and victory, the sign of God, who is love itself.
Believers have always looked to the cross in times of suffering. People in concentration camps, in prisons, in hospitals, in any place of suffering and loneliness, have been known to draw, trace, or form crosses and focus their eyes and hearts on them. The cross does not explain pain and misery. It does not give us any easy answers. But it does help us to see our lives united with Christ’s.
We often make the Sign of the Cross over ourselves. We make it before prayer to help fix our minds and hearts on God. We make it after prayer, hoping to stay close to God. In trials and temptations, the cross is a sign of strength and protection."
During this very difficult time for many of our family, friends, and neighbors, this feast may help us to remember God's greatest work: his saving death on the Cross and His Resurrection, through which death was defeated and the doors to Heaven opened.
St. Anthony of Padua 20th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, September 7, 2017, 6:45 PM
In honor of our Parish 20th Anniversary, join us for Mass celebrated by His Excellency, Bishop George A. Sheltz followed by a light reception.
First Friday Hour of Reparation
Friday, September 1, 2017, 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
A devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Communal First Saturday Devotion
Saturday, September 2, 2017, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
A devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Bienvenida / Introduccion al Kerigma
Thursday, September 7, 2017, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Sesión de Bienvenida a El Camino 2017.
Healing & Anointing Prayer Service - Saturday
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 10:45 AM
Evening of Welcoming
Saturday, September 9, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Join your Paduan Family for an evening of fellowship and information about our parish.
Marriage Matters - Fall Information Night
Friday, Sep 15, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Give yourselves the best gift ever, a strong marriage! Come and see what programs are being offered this Fall!
Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible Workshop
Saturday, Sep 16, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
This one-day study provides the easiest way to understand the Bible!
Baptism Preparation Class - English
Saturday, September 16, 2017, 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Healing & Anointing Prayer Service - Tuesday
Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 7:30 PM
Iconography Workshop - Part 1
September 21, 2017, 9:30 PM - September 22, 2017, 4:00 PM
St. Matthias is hosting a 4 -day icon painting workshop. Learn by doing to see the scope for variety in style of icons and understanding the central principles that make an icon an icon.
Honduras Mission Trip 2017
September 23, 2017 - September 30, 2017
Consider supporting the Honduras Mission by making a monetary gift towards the purchase of Sacramental items for all the three villages.
You can make a one-time gift online.
Items that will be purchased are: Tea lights, Votive Glasses, 14-day Candles, Candle Holders, Glass Cruets, Finger Tip Towels, Chalice and Paten, Ciborium, Altar Linens and a bowl and pitcher set. All of these items will be used during the Celebration of Mass.
Please continue to keep the entire Mission Team in your prayers. Thank You!
25th Wedding Anniversary Jubilee - Recognition Mass
Sunday, September 24, 2017, 3:00 PM
To honor couples celebrating their Silver (25th) Anniversary of marriage in the Catholic Church.
Monday, September 25, 2017, 7:00 PM
We welcome all registered parishioners who are either a sophomore in high school or 16 years+ with an outgoing personality. Please RSVP.
EMHC Training - English
Thursday, September 28, 2017, 3:30 PM
Looking for a way to be an integral part of the Mass? We are excited to train you! Thank you for your RSVP so we know you are planning to attend.
Inscripciones - Retiro de ACTS para Mujeres en Espanol
Saturday, Sep 30, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
The Great Adventure Bible Study
Classes forming now. Register online for morning or evening courses.
for grades 4-10 and
Paduan Family Choir
rehearsal begin in September. Online registration open.
Fall Picnic - Coming next month!
Saturday, October 14th
We are getting ready for some cool fall weather and fun & games!
Sent by Tracy Miesch on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 10:29AM