On Saturday, October 20, there will be a general clean up of Calvary Cemetery in San Angelo. We will go through the entire cemetery and remove all flowers and decorations from the graves. We will also remove all unauthorized fencing and brick/stone/wire borders of any kind, including any items covering the grave such as white rocks, outdoor carpet, solar lights, etc. If you have anything that you do not want thrown away by the cleanup crew, please come and pick it up by Friday, October 19. On Sunday, October 21, you may place arrangements back on the graves.
St. John’s Bible at St. Ann’s-Midland
The St. John’s Bible is a hand-written manuscript of the scriptures in English, with beautiful illuminations in modern art, produced under the auspices of St. John’s Monastery in Collegeville, Minn. There will be an exhibit of prints from this work of art, as well as two volumes of the Heritage Edition (a full size, fine art reproduction of The St. John’s Bible), at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 1906 W. Texas in Midland, in the new Commons building.
The exhibit will run Oct. 15-Nov. 15, 2012, from Monday-Friday, 9 am-4 pm, as well as before and after weekend liturgies. To make arrangements for groups or special viewing, please contact the Parish Office at 432-682-6303.
Two presentations are planned in conjunction with the exhibit:
An Introduction to The St. John’s Bible, by Tim Ternes, Director of the St. John’s Bible Project, of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library, St. John’s University, Collegeville, Minnesota, Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 7 pm in the Chapel & Commons at St. Ann’s.
An Ecumenical Prayer Service, in praise of God for His revelation in Word and Art. Several local ministers and Tim Ternes will help us to focus our attention on God’s Word, as presented in The St. John’s Bible. Thursday, October 25, 7 pm in the main sanctuary of St. Ann’s Church.
All are invited to attend these events. Refreshments will be served in the Commons.
Engaging a New Generation
Training Seminar, October 27, 2012
10 am – 4 pm
Newman Center, San Angelo
This training seminar is for catechetical leaders, adult youth ministry leaders and teams, and other adults wanting to learn more about engaging a new generation.
“Engaging A New Generation” Seminar is an eye-opening seminar that helps clear the haze behind many teens’ polite disinterest in church, religious education and youth ministry. Moving well beyond what we are doing wrong, this interactive and media-rich presentation carefully organizes and clearly articulates the need and perspectives of Millennial Generation teens by examining three cultural shifts and their evangelistic and pastoral implications. And in the end, you will walk away with practical and real life strategies for engaging 21st century teens.”
Presenter: Frank Mercadante, Executive Director of Cultivation Ministries
Fee: $25 per person (includes lunch). For more information or to register for this seminar contact the Office of Education & Formation at 325-651-7500 by October 17, 2012
Bishop’s Golf Tournament
The 7th annual Bishop’s Golf Tournament benefiting Catholic education scholarship funds, will be Saturday, October 27 at Quicksand Golf Course in San Angelo. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with a 9 a.m. tee time. First-third place prizes awarded, longest drive and closest to the pin. Entry fee is $100 person. Format is 4-person scramble. For more information, contact Ernest Aguirre, 325.212.7613, St. Mary’s in Odessa, 432.337.6052 or St. Ann’s in Midland, 432.684.4563.
Catholic scholarships announced
SAN ANTONIO — Applications for the 2013 All-American Scholar Program, sponsored by Catholic Life Insurance, are now available and must be received no later than March 1, 2013. Send your completed application package to:
Catholic Life Insurance, Attn: All American Scholar Award, PO Box 659527, San Antonio, TX 78265
The All American Scholar Program awards 35 non-renewable college scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each to graduating high school seniors. Applicants must be Catholic Life Insurance members who will be enrolled in a private or public college, university or trade school for the upcoming fall semester. The scholarships are granted to those students whose academic achievements, leadership skills, and community service experiences set them apart from the others.
Application forms may be downloaded from the company website at www.cliu.com.
For more information, please contact Briana Frantz in the Communications Department at (800) 292-2548 or (210) 828-9921 ext. 141.
February 25 2013 Holy Land Pilgrimage — Spaces remain
Some spaces are still available for persons wishing to join the Holy Land Pilgrimage being led by Msgr. Maurice Voity, from February 25 to March 7, 2013. The pilgrimage will depart from Christ the King Retreat Center in San Angelo.
Msgr. Voity, the rector of Sacred Heart Cathedral in San Angelo, is a veteran Holy Land traveler and tour director.
Among the sites visited will be Capernaum, Sea of Galilee, Mount of the Beatitudes, Nazareth, Jericho, Qum Ram, the Mount of the Transfiguration, the Dead Sea, Bethlehem, Jerusalem, Ein Karim, the River Jordan, and much more. Jerusalem and Bethlehem alone will see stops at more than 15 sites, including the birthplace of Christ, Calvary and the Holy Sepulchre. A special stop will be at Cana in Galilee, where couples can renew their marriage vows following Mass.Mass will be celebrated at a different sacred site each day.
All accommodations are in First Class or better hotels. Breakfast and supper are included each day.
For more information, or to receive a flyer, contact Sacred Heart Cathedral in San Angelo, or e-mail Msgr. Voity at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for reservations is Friday, Oct. 26.
Catholic Charities of Odessa is accepting resumes for the position of Executive Director. A job description and requirements for this position is available upon request. Please contact Faye Rodriguez @@email@example.com or 432-332-1387 to receive a copy of the job description and/or details.