Just what is it and what should it mean for me? If you are middle-aged or younger, you most likely have not experienced it. The body of Christ-a consecrated Host-is placed in a small receptacle (called a Luna) and brought from the tabernacle to the altar and placed on display in a golden stand (Monstrance). A quiet time thus begins. He is right there and we are able to talk to Him and think about Him. He sees us and is certainly aware of our love for Him. This special time, away from the busyness of life and alone with our thoughts, makes us more aware of Jesus’ love and His expectations of us. Certain prayers need not be said. If you feel inclined to read Scripture or pray the rosary, do so. Some prefer just to be in God’s presence. How long should you visit? There is no set time. Maybe just stop in church and say “hello” to the Lord. ADORATION will take place here on Saturdays from 2pm to 3pm, except on Holy Saturday.
On Christmas Eve an article in Parade Magazine by Eddie Adams, Pulitzer Prize winner appeared. “Joy to the World” was about a little girl who got through chemo treatments with the security of her blanket.
A woman in Denver, Karen Lochs, was so moved by the article that she started making blankets for the Denver Rocky Mt. Children’s Cancer Center. Word spread and others joined Karen and thus Project Linus was formed. Karen used the name Linus from the cartoon character that always had his blanket. The main thought was to give security and comfort to sick children.
Is in need of razors, bleach, sweat shirts/pants and men’s pants sizes 32-34-36. Coats are always needed. Your help is greatly appreciated
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St. Aloysius celebrated it’s 150th Anniversary year from June 21, 2015 through June 19, 2016. There were a variety of activities throughout the year ending with a mass celebrated by Archbishop Dennis Schnurr and a parish banquet at Receptions. Our parish has a lot to celebrate and a special thank you to all the organizers and volunteers who made this a very special year.
We’re very happy to announce that our friends at ESAP, the Hubert family, are continuing their “Fostering Philanthropy” program. In fact, they have enhanced it by adding to their matching program. In addition to the $3,000 they donate every year, they will match any of your tuition-assistance donations made before December 31, 2016, at 150%, up to a maximum of $15,000. In other words, if our parish can raise $10,000 in tuition assistance funds before the deadline, the Hubert Foundation will contribute $15,000 as their “match” plus $3,000 for a total of $28,000! Checks can be written to St. Aloysius designated as”tuition assistance”. It is truly a gift when generosity is compounded by generosity – and the students are the grateful beneficiaries!
Blessings on all those who continue to support our school and the value of Catholic education.
Have you ever noticed how good you feel when you do something for others, expecting nothing in return? Psychologists call this “physic income”. I think God may call it “deeds of love”. Here at St. Al’s, we have a small number of parishioners, who need your help! Could you possibly clear someone’s driveway of snow or cut their grass occasionally? Perhaps someone may need a way to the doctors or dentist office and have no one to turn to. If you can help out, you qualify to be an ANGEL. We are trying to start an ANGELS ON CALL ministry here at St. Al’s. If you can volunteer your time for an occasional “good deed”, please contact Shirley Schulten at 574-0782 or Jan Helmes at 300-6137. If there is no ans., please leave a message! Once we have a list of volunteer “angels” to call upon, we’ll be set to go. Please give us a call! God Bless! P.S. Teachers and Scout Leaders may want to consider this for Marian Award projects , Confirmation work etc.