1 May 6, 2018 SixthSunday of Easter St. george s catholic church 2010 N. Lucas St. Post Falls, Idaho 83854 Box 10 Post Falls, Idaho 83877 Phone: 208-773-4715 Email: Parish Website: Parish Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30 :30 St. Stanislaus Chapel, Rathdrum St. Joseph Chapel, Spirit Lake Fr. Timothy M. Ritchey, Pastor 208-773-4715 Fr. Costance Swai, ALCP, Parochial Vicar 208-916-5387 Email: Email: Deacon Jorge Gonzalez 208-773-4715 Deacon Mike Pentony 208-773-4715 Deacon Erik Schirmer 530-249-6093 Joanne Paul, Office Manager 208-773-4715 Weekend Masses: Weekday Masses: Saturday Evening: 6:00 Monday-Thursday 9:00 Sunday : 8:30 and 10:30 Communion Service: Friday 9:00 Confession: Saturday 4:00-4:45 or by appointment at a mutually convenient time.
2 We are a family of Christian brothers and sisters, united with Rome and faithful to our catholic tradition, who proclaim God s Word, celebrate His Sacraments and serve His people in a spirit of faith, hope and love. Parish Council Representative: Theresa Riemer Parish Financial Council: Kathy Albi 208-773-4715 Parish Nurse: Rosemary McDougall 208-699-6060 Elementary Coordinator: Tina Laguna 559-970-8457 Youth Coordinator: Timothy Arkoosh 208-539-9477 Altar Server Training: Pregnancy Support Center: 208-449-8512 Holy Family catholic School: Bridgit Arkoosh, Principal 208-765-4327 Adult Faith Formation: John Goldsmith 509-680-8567 Convert Formation (RCIA): Fr.
3 Timothy Ritchey 208-773-4715 Marriage Preparation: Deacon Mike Pentony 208-773-4715 Couples wishing to be married must contact the parish within 6 months of their proposed wedding date. No firm wedding date should be set prior to meeting with the Pastor or Deacon. Serra Club of North Idaho: Steve & Sherry Gonnella 509-993-2428 Knights of Columbus: John Goldsmith 509-680-8567 St. george s Mission of Charity: 208-773-4715 Baptismal Catechesis: Peggy Schnell 208-819-1795 Friendship Kitchen: Vicki Winkler 208-755-9788 Maintenance: Ken Schake 208-777-7323 Grounds: Don Pettingill 208-773-9824 Prayer Chain: Marilyn Hunt 208-773-1074 Secular Franciscans: Wayne & Marci Woodward 208- 262-9365 North Idaho catholic Youth Camp: Tammy Loe 208-771-1915 Marriage Encounter: Barry & Tammy Loe 208-771-1915 Quilters: Pat Roland: 208-457-9293 catholic Daughters.
4 Cindi george , Regent 714-501-7811 Parish Ministries 2 Sixth Sunday of Easter May 6, 2018 In the Acts of the Apostles the book of the New Testament that immediately follows St. John s Gospel we read about the church in the first generation. This book is not intended to be a complete history, but is meant to be about the way in which Jesus Christ our Lord continued His work in the world after His ascension into heaven. It tells us the catholic church of every generation where we came from, why we exist, and what our relationship to God as Christ s church is and must continue to be.
5 Today s first reading is part of a somewhat longer passage from scripture. Cornelius had a vision in which God told him to contact St. Peter. He did so, Peter came to his home, and then preached Christ s message. The Holy Spirit came upon them, and then they were baptized. It is all seen as the action of the Holy Spirit. This tells us a number of things. First, that the Holy Spirit and His work is central to the life and work of the catholic church . As individuals and as a church we must be open and responsive to the Holy Spirit. Secondly, that we are to be a missionary church concerned primarily about conversion and ongoing conversion.
6 We exist to help people become believers, to help them come to Christ, and enable them to become part of the church . In the New Testament, no Christianity exists apart from the church . We are believers together, not just individually. None of us is sufficient alone. And thirdly, that although we do much of the work, it is primarily God who makes it possible. The Acts of the Apostles has sometimes been called The Gospel of the Holy Spirit. This means that each parish exists to help people come to Christ and to become more deeply converted to Christ. Any parish that does not do this is not what God intends a parish to be.
7 We need to always remember this for the life and ministry of this parish. We must be Christ-living, Christ-centered, Spirit-filled and primarily centered on making converts in and through all of our programs and activities, especially (but no only) child, youth and adult education. In the second reading, St. John calls us to make Christ-like love central in our lives. This means our individual lives and our parish life as well. The more we live in love, the more Christ is present and the Holy Spirit is at work. In the Gospel, Our Lord continues last Sunday s message. Not only are we to be united to Him, but we are to bear fruit that will remain.
8 This takes place through prayer, receiving the sacraments and participating in Mass, studying our Faith, and living as Christians should. We are friends, not slaves. Our Lord loves us deeply. We are expected to love each other just as deeply not just by saying I love you but by helping each other in healthy, practical and effective ways. Love isn t so much about giving people what they want as it is about helping people become what they should be. Next Week s Readings: May 13, 2018 1st Reading: Acts of the Apostles 1:15-17, 20a, 20c-26 (60B) 2nd Reading: 1 John 4:11-16 Gospel: John 17:11b-19.
9 Musings and May 5, 2018 - May 11, 2018 05/05 Saturday: Celebrant s Intention 05/06 Sunday : People of the Parish 05/07 Monday: No Mass Intention 05/08 Tuesday: No Mass Intention 05/09 Wednesday: Communion Service 05/10 Thursday: Loraine Ficken+ 05/11 Friday: Communion Service 2018 IDAHO catholic APPEAL as of 4/30/18: St. george s Goal: $51, Amount Received: $49, Remaining to be Collected: $ 1, of St. george s Goal 133 Donors Registered Families: 453 Participating Families to Date: 133 ( ) SAVE THE DATE - VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL SHIPWRECKED - RESCUED BY JESUS June 25-29, 2018 at St.
10 george s church Ques ons? Contact Kala Arkoosh at 3 The Knights of Columbus have started planning for their annual golf tournament on September 8, 2018. When you are doing your Spring cleaning this year and if you run across any new or slightly used golf equipment that you no longer want, please consider donating it to the Knights. It will be used for raffle prizes. Remember one man s junk is another man s treasure. Give John Webber a call at 208-818-6436. Now hiring! Holy Family catholic School is accepting applications for the following positions: part-time technology support specialist, substitute teachers, full-time elementary teacher.