Annunciation Catholic Church
Submitted by Annunciation Catholic Church
Father Dom Chukwudi (firstname.lastname@example.org)is the Administrator and Dr. Marsha Bialaszewski (M.Bialaszewski@att.net) is the Pastoral Associate.
The Mass schedule is Saturday 6:30 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m., Tuesday 5:30 p.m., Wednesday 9 a.m. Reconciliation is 5:45-6:15 p.m. Saturday or by appointment. Divine Mercy Chaplet: First Sunday each month at 8 a.m.
Each Saturday at 5:55 p.m. and each Sunday at 7:55 a.m. we will be praying the Rosary for our Annunciation Parish Family and Vocations.
Father's office hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. Parish office hours are 8-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. -noon.
Father Dom is on his journey back to his homeland, Nigeria. He plans on returning in eight weeks, God willing of course. Father Joe will be here for the weekend masses.
We are planning on another yard sale at Kennedy Crossing on May 31. It will be held outside, weather permitting. Please do not bring stuff to the parish center for us to sell, we have enough. If you want to get rid of some stuff then rent a table or go together with a friend and rent a table.
Vacation Bible School is the week of June 16.
Last week I explained what a Knight of Columbus was, this week I will attempt to explain more about what a Knight is.
In 1882, Father Michael J. McGivney invited a small group of parishioners to gather in the basement of St. Mary's Church in New Haven, Conn. His goal was simple -- to establish an Order that would unite men in their faith as well as help provide for Catholic families in times of need. It was in that humblest of beginnings that the Knights of Columbus was founded.
Guided by four core principles--charity, unity, fraternity, and patriotism--these founding members strove to overcome the hardships of the time. Poverty. Unemployment. Even persecution.
Father Michael J. McGivney's perseverance and foresight have resulted in the largest Catholic fraternal and humanitarian organization ever created. An organization that has endured for over a century because of the inspirational courage of so many.
Once a candidate completes the First Degree ceremony on the lesson of charity, he is considered a Knight of Columbus and can participate in all council activities. First Degree members are encouraged to attain the Second and Third Degrees, which teach the lessons of unity and fraternity. Upon taking the Third Degree, a member receives full honors of Knighthood and is "Knighted."
On Feb. 22, 1900, the first Fourth Degree exemplification or degree ceremony was held in New York City. The Fourth Degree imparts a lesson on the virtue of patriotism. The primary purpose of this degree is to foster the spirit of patriotism in members and the community at large and encourage active Catholic citizenship.
Today there are some 300,000 Fourth Degree Knights out of the total 1.6 million member Knights of Columbus.
A Fourth Degree Knight may become part of the assembly's color corps. These members are recognized widely by their distinctive attire of tuxedo, feathered hat (chapeau), cape and sword. These members regularly take part in civic events such as parades and wreath-laying ceremonies, and at ecclesial functions at Catholic churches. The various colored capes and chapeau feathers denote different officer positions within the Fourth Degree.
Volunteers are needed to help with Bingo. We are short handed especially with the summer months coming up. Mother's Day is next Sunday. I plan on having some special bingo prizes for the occasion.
We play 10 speed games starting at 6 p.m. each and every Sunday and our Early Bird games start at 6:30 p.m. Regular bingo starts at 7 p.m. Our bingo hall is located at 8990 N. Kennedy Crossing Rd. across from the Northview High School baseball field. We are handicapped accessible and we have a lighted parking lot. We have a lot of good food each week also.
UNION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Submitted by Union UMC
"There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ya are called in one home of your calling." Ephesians 4:4. This Sunday at Union UMC, Pastor Dennis will bring us a message focused on Communion, Ascension and Oneness in the Spirit. We invite you to join us this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for Sunday school and 10:30 for church service.
The season for Vacation Bible School is quickly approaching us. Many plans and activities are being made for this year's VBS with a theme called Son Harvest Country Fair. VBS will take place June 16-20; 9-11:30 a.m. at Union UMC. Volunteers are still needed in a few areas. Please see Valerie Linton for details. This Tuesday, May 6, there will be a craft work night to prepare for VBS. Please bring scissors if you have them available.
Softball players are needed for the churches league. If you can throw or catch a ball and swing a bat please see Lynn Fischer for details.
Union UMC is conveniently located south of Brazil off SR-59, turn east on CR-600 proceeding toward the airport and Jackson Twp School. We are exactly 1.75 miles east of SR-59 on CR-600. Come and experience a church with Open Doors, Open Hearts, and Open Minds for serving our Lord.
CARBON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
By Mary Egloff
What a great day last Saturday was! Not only was the weather nice and warm, but the Carbon folks received our people nicely and warmly, too. Saturday was the day that we passed out pink wave petunias and cookies to every household in Carbon. With the flowers and the cookies was an announcement about Bible School this summer and a letter of invitation from our minister, Rick Pressel. The petunias were some that were reseeded from the ones we had at the church all last summer. If everyone plants his little flower, Carbon should be showing pink all over town!
The next big thing for our church is our "Music For The Soul" Gospel Music Festival. It will be at the Carbon Fire Department's Pavilion on Saturday, May 11, from 1-4 p.m. A number of gospel bands will be performing including Christian Praise, Christian Rock, Bluegrass, and Keyboard. It is free, although the church will be selling cold drinks to earn money for the Food Pantry. So bring your lawn chairs, relax, get a good cold drink, and enjoy some good music.
Bible School will be coming up soon - June 9-13 from 6-8:15 p.m. The theme will be "God's Custom Garage -- Loving God and Serving Others". The Carbon United Methodist and the Carbon Church of the Nazarene will be working together again this year. We are getting excited about it and hope you are too.
Come join is for Sunday School and Worship this Sunday. It's a great way to kick off your week on the right foot. Sunday School is at 9:30 and Worship is at 10:30 a.m.
BEE RIDGE CHURCH
Bee Ridge Church
Good Morning. Can you believe that it's May already? Time really flies when you're having fun, doesn't it?
My Grandmother always said "The older you get, the faster time flies." Never made sense to me, but it really does seem that way.
I was going through our church hymnal and saw the song "Count Your Many Blessings." I have always liked that song and it really has a lot of meaning to it. It's telling us to count our many blessings and see what God has done. Bee Ridge Church has had a lot of blessings and we keep having them. God is really working in our church.
Would you like to be a big part of our blessings? I realize there are some features you might want that we don't have yet. For instance, Bible Study and Church on Sunday night or one night through the week. We could have that and more if we had enough people attending our church that would be willing to help start new programs. So, how about giving us a try? We welcome all visitors.
Bee Ridge Congregational Church is located 1.4 miles north of Northview High School. Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m. followed by Church at 10:30 a.m.
God be with you till we meet again.
BRAZIL FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
The Rev. Gary Scroggins and the congregation of the First Presbyterian Church of Brazil invite all interested persons to join them for worship each Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 210 N. Walnut St. Sunday School for youth through high school is held during this time. Child care is provided for the very youngest family members.
This Sunday, May 4, is the annual "Daughter's Breakfast" for anyone who has ever been a daughter. Festivities begin at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall and will include plenty of food, door prizes and fellowship.
Sunday evening, the Senior Highs will be having their annual progressive dinner. Everyone is to meet at the church at 5 p.m. Lots of food, fun and fellowship will be featured! Everyone is invited to come and bring a guest.
Please contact the church office at 446-2415 for more information or find us on the web at www.brazilpresbyterian.org.
CARBON BAPTIST CHURCH
Hello from Carbon Baptist Church. This week our Mother's Day banquet is Monday May 5 at 6:30 p.m. in our fellowship hall. Youth Pastor Chris is having a Youth Cook-out at the home of Bill and Karen Osborn this Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Chris invites all youth to attend and enjoy the fellowship.
Vacation Bible School will start on June 2-6 and the program will be on Sunday evening June 8. Chris our Youth Pastor and his wife Michelle do a wonderful job on this program and many volunteers from the congregation.
Call the office at 442-7729 for information on this.
We are open every Sunday please feel free to come and visit, you may want to stay.