December 28th, 2014
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph
St. Francis de Sales Church
St. Donatus Church
P O Box 69, 541 Martin Ave. Belgrade, MN. 56312
P O Box 159, Brooten, MN. 56316
Mon. Dec. 29th, 8:00 a.m. Matt Jacobson by V. & M. Kotz
Tues. Dec. 30th, 8:00 a.m. Darlene Fuchs
Wed. Dec. 31st, 10:30 a.m. Laurie Frikken (Nursing Home)
Sunday, Jan. 4th, 8:30 a.m. Valeria Lensing by R. & S. Lensing
Wed. Dec. 31st, 8:00 p.m. Solemnity of Mary William Rooney
Saturday, Jan. 3rd, 4:00 p.m. John Radermacher
Confessions: on Tuesdays at 7:45 a.m. or by appointment
Sunday, January 4th, 8:30 a.m.
Lector: Jackson Gregory
Servers: Karsee & Kendall Kampsen, Hannah Lieser
Ext. Ord. Euch. Ministers: Sue Betz, George Borgerding, Mickey Braun
Ushers: Mickey Braun, James Gregory, Dave Bertram, Bruce Zachman
Counters: Dennis & Nancy Weimerskirch
---------------General Announcements for all three parishes-----------------
VOLUNTEER HOMES ARE NEEDED: to host the young adults
for the NET Ministry Team that will be here for our Confirmation
Retreat on January 11 , 2015. Please call Kim Wesbur at 320894-5757 if you can provide a bed for a NET Team member.
JUNIOR HIGH YOUTH RALLY:
for 6-8th graders, is on January 11th, at St. John's Prep School on
the St. John's University Campus. This fun, all day event, includes
recreational activities, prayer, keynote speaker, and Mass with
Bishop Kettler. Forms and information is available in the entrances
of each church or at www.bbecatholicchurches.com on the Teen
Corner page. Sign up by December 29th!
STEUBENVILLE 2015! Current 8-12th graders are invited to sign up for this amazing
youth conference. We are attending Steubenville North at St.
Thomas University in St. Paul, MN on July 24-26. You should
have received registration forms and more information in the
mail. Contact Colleen if you have any questions. Registration
is due January 7 by sending it in or dropping it off at the
Belgrade parish office.
Confessions: on Saturday’s at 3:00 p.m. or by appointment
Solemnity of Mary, Wednesday, December 31st, 8:00 p.m.
Lector: Michelle Kent
Servers: Jacob Weller, Jacob Steinhofer, Sarah Schmitz
Ext. Ord. Eucharistic Ministers: Dave Weller, Judy Detloff, Michelle Kent
Ushers: Gerald Schmitz, Gregg Weller
Counters: Debbie Olson, Carol Rooney
Gifts: Dale & Trisha Thompson Family
Saturday, January 3rd, 4:00 p.m.
Lector: Trisha Delhamer
Servers: Kristy Kollman, Sarah Schmitz, Morgan Meyer
Ext. Ord. Eucharistic Ministers: Ginny Terhaar, Judy Detloff, Michelle Kent
Ushers: Tony Rooney, Jim Kent
Counters: Jane Weller, Ken Radermacher
Gifts: Tom & Carol Feldman Family
------------General Announcements for all three parishes------------SOLEMNITY OF MARY: a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses will be
Wednesday, December 31 , at 8:00 p.m. at St. Donatus in Brooten
and Thursday, January 1 , at 9:00 a.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul in
SPECIAL THANKS: to those who donated money or flowers for
decorating our churches for Christmas. Everything looks beautiful
in our parishes.
THE PARISH OFFICES: in Belgrade & Brooten will be closed
December 31-January 2 . Have a safe and blessed New Year.
Vol. 62, No. 52
Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church
P O Box 95, Elrosa, MN 56325
Mon. Dec. 29th, 8:00 a.m. Communion Service
Thurs. Jan. 1st, 9:00 a.m. Solemnity of Mary Frank Eibensteiner
Fri. Jan. 2nd, 8:00 a.m. Ray Adrian
Sunday, January 4th, 10:15 a.m. Sylvester & Luella Seifermann by the Family
Confessions: on Thursday’s at 7:45 a.m., or by appointment
Solemnity of Mary, Thursday, January 1st, 9:00 a.m.
Lector: Gene Mohs
Servers: Teddy Zenzen, James Wesbur, Abraham Peter
Ext. Ord. Euch. Ministers: Mary Ann Bauer, Ron Breitbach, Joe Borgerding
Ushers: Jeff Zenzen, Willie Boeckers
Counters: Jeanne Illies, Carol Heinze
Sunday, January 4th, 10:15 a.m.
Lector: Gary Haider
Servers: Evan & Naomi Gregory, Dacia Herickhoff
Ext. Ord. Euch. Ministers: Gary Haider, Kim Derichs, Jeanne Illies
Ushers: Donny & Carol Bertram
Counters: Tim & Bonnie Heinze
CHURCH DECORATIONS COME DOWN: on Monday, January 12 ,
starting at 6:30 p.m. for families with the last names of D-F. High
School and Confirmation students are encouraged to help out. With
many hands we can be done in a very short time.
SPECIAL THANKS: to the 15 men, women and students who helped
decorate for Christmas. It’s always nice to come together and
prepare God’s house for the coming of Baby Jesus. Beautiful job!
A MAILBOX HAS BEEN ADDED: to the south side of the Elrosa
Church. Extra bulletins will be placed in there for you to pick up if you
missed getting it at the weekend mass. Just drive thru and grab one
(you will have to come in from the west if you don’t want to get out of
------------General Announcements for all three parishes------------th
ADULT BIBLE STUDY: is set for Sunday, January 4 , at 5 p.m. at
the CCD Center in Elrosa for Session 5.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FREE THROW CONTEST: will be held on January 10 , at the BBE
High School at 6:30 p.m. for boys and girls ages 10-14. A parent signature is required. Any
questions call Joe Heinze 254-3357.
Is 60:1-6/Mt 2:1-12
THE CHURCHES OF:
QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
Adults: How do your family members know that you are a compassionate person?
Children: What family member needs your compassions and kindness right now?
INTERESED IN HOSTING A NET TEAM MEMBER? NET traveling and parish team members all
spend a year away from their own families to share their faith with young Catholics across the
country. They can end up in a different city every night, and “host families” are the vital part of NET
Ministries that care for teams while they’re away from home. Host families provide a place for team
members to eat, pray and rest their heads each night, and many team members cite an experience
at a host home as one of their favorite memories from the road. Many families welcome NET teams
into their homes year after year, and stay in touch with the team members even after their time with
NET has finished. Host families do not need to worry about having enough beds for the team
members they host. Every team member has his or her own sleeping bag and pillow, so floors,
couches, or air mattresses work just fine. If you would be interested in being a host family, please
contact Kim Wesbur at
St. Francis de Sales
Ss. Peter & Paul
The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary & Joseph
December 28th, 2014
SURROUNDING CHURCHES AND COMMUNITY EVENTS
NEED TIME AWAY AFTER THE HOLIDAYS: experience a quiet, reflection time at a Koinonia
Retreat on January 23-25. Are you thinking about doing something for yourself to enrich your faith
journey? Koinonia is a community experience in Christian living designed especially for adults 20 and
older. It is a Catholic Retreat program sponsored by the St. Cloud Diocese. Fr. David Maciej will be
the Spiritual Director. The weekend starts at 5:30 pm Friday and ends Sunday evening about 5pm.
Applications can be downloaded from the website: centralmnkoinonia.org or by calling LeRoy and
Mary Lou Raden at (320) 293-2080. Or email them at [email protected] to get an application.
Cost of the weekend is $60. Full or partial scholarships are available for those in need. All are
Happy New Year!
Our Tri-Parish Mission Statement:
To be an inviting Catholic community of both young and old, journeying together
in service as we build God’s kingdom, with our eyes fixed on Jesus, nurturing ALL to grow through lifelong education and the celebration of the Sacraments, especially the Holy Eucharist.
Readings for the Week of December 28th:
1Jn 2:3-11/Lk 2:22-35
1 Jn 2:12-17/Lk 2:36-40
1 Jn 2:18-21/Jn 1:1-18
Nm 6:22-27/Lk 2:16-21
1 Jn 2:22-28/Jn 1:19-28
1 Jn 2:29-3:6-4:6/Jn 1:29-34
Father Mark Ostendorf
Belgrade Office Hours: T-W-T: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Brooten Office Hours: M & W: 8a.m. – 4 p.m.
D.R.E.: Kim Wesbur
Youth Ministry: Colleen Borgerding
Hispanic Ministry: Coromoto Gonzalez
Secretaries: Audrey Radermacher (Brooten), Kim Derichs (Belgrade & Elrosa)
Bookkeeper: Audrey Radermacher
Custodians: Kim Kampsen (Belgrade), Kim Derichs (Elrosa)
Maintenance: Halbert Kampsen (Elrosa), Don Wiener (Belgrade Volunteer Coordinator) Mike Mastey
Heating Operator: Kevin Fuchs (Elrosa), Dave Schmitz (Belgrade)
Parish Offices: Belgrade - 320-254-8218, Brooten - 320-346-2431
Elrosa Church/CCD Center: 697-5690, Belgrade Parish Center: 254-3239
Elrosa Parish Rectory: 697-5541
Bulletin deadline: Thursdays at 11 a.m.in the Belgrade office.
Parish Website: www.bbecatholicchurches.com
Parish e-mails: [email protected]
Diocese Website: www.stclouddiocese.org