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Bulletin Deadline - Wednesday noon
Upcoming Events and Important Dates:
May 21: Social Sunday, after 8:30 AM mass, St. Martin Parish Center
May 21: K of C Breakfast, 9 AM - 12:30 PM, SSPP Parish Center
May 21: Youth Group, 7 PM, St. Martin Parish Center
May 22: Baptism Class, 7 PM, Gathering Space
May 23: Bingo, 7 PM, SSPP Parish Center
May 29: SSPP Parish Office is closed
May 29: Legion Mass, 8:30 AM SSPP Church; 9:30 AM SSPP Cemetery; 10:00 AM St. Catherine’s Cemetery
May 30: Bingo, 7 PM, SSPP Parish Center
May 30 - Jun 1: Fr. Edward away at Abbey Retreat
Jun 4: SSPP Hospitality Sunday, after mass, Gathering Space
Jun 4: Youth Group, 7 PM, SSPP Youth Center
Jun 6: Bingo, 7 PM, SSPP Parish Center
Jun 6: SSPP Christian Women, 6:30 PM, Gathering Space
Jun 8: Charity & Social Ministry Mtg, 5:30, Gathering Space
Jun 24: St. Martin Parish Festival
Transition Team Updates and QA
Transition Team News: The Transition Team met this past Tuesday evening, and discussed the Mass schedule for the holy days that require a special schedule. We also discussed the name for our cluster, and settled upon Rich Spring Prairie Catholic Community. This name will be used to distinguish us from other clusters in the Diocese, as well as to set up a website for areas of collaboration and with our future common bulletin. This led to the final discussion about areas that our three parishes can work together. The Transition Team will be bringing these areas to the respective Parish Councils and will finalize them at the next (and final for now) meeting on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 in Jacobs Prairie. In the meantime, the Transition Team will publish some Frequently Asked Questions in each parish’s bulletin until July 1.
FAQ: What is going to happen to our parish bulletin? – The Transition Team is working on the question of whether to have a shared bulletin or individual bulletins. In the event of a shared bulletin, the existing contracts will be honored, and upon their expiration, will be re-negotiated.
FAQ: If we are not going to merge, why are we talking about sharing programs and resources? – Combining programs across parishes makes sense when strengthening a program requires hiring a professional, which can be a challenge for a small parish. Bringing in the right professional can help existing leaders within the parishes to become even better. Combining programs may also help the pastor of multiple parishes by reducing the number of people under his direct supervision. Having strong lay ecclesial ministers helps the pastor to share the burden of leadership.
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Ben Bernard, Lucille Bertram, Walter Bertram,
Norman Blasius, Marv Braegelman, Richard Braegelman,
Eileen Dingmann, Marcella Dingmann, Jenny Doll,
Alice Drontle, Betty Ehresmann,Theresa Ehresmann, Donna Feldhege, Gilbert Hagemeier, Mardell Hendricks,
Mary Ann Henrich, Margaret Janssen, Edmund Jonas, Linda Liebl, Mary Ann Moser Maus, Werner Maus,
Jackie (Holthaus) Mueller, Dennis Nack, Diane Nieboldte, Darlene Niewind, Stanley Olmscheid, Myrna O’Neil, Bernie Ramler, Ralph Resseman, Mary Roettger,
Virgil Roering, Dennis Rooney, Cynthia Rothstein, JoAnn Rothstein Melvin Rothstein, Larry Ruegemer,
Sara Schaefer, Norbert Schuller, Mary Schommer,
Norb Silvers, Carol Spoden, Jill Spoden, Linda Strub, Jerome Torborg, Ralph Vogt, Cindy Weeres, Joan Weeres,
Madalyn Wehseler, Leona Willenbring
- all ill or suffering
If you know of anyone in need of a visit, such as Home Bound, Hospital, Retirement Home, etc., please call:
Deacon Jerry 320-774-7291 or