Bulletin: Baptism of the Lord
Reading the Bible:
The Church encourages Catholics to make reading the Bible part of their daily prayer lives. Reading these inspired words, people grow deeper in their relationship with God and come to understand their place in the community God has called them to in himself.
Reading the Bible is not like reading a novel or a history book. It should begin with a prayer asking the Holy Spirit to open our hearts and minds to the Word of God. Scripture reading should end with a prayer that this Word will bear fruit in our lives, helping us to become holier and more faithful people.
The Bible is the story of God's relationship with the people he has called to himself. It is not intended to be read as history text, a science book, or a political manifesto. In the Bible, God teaches us the truths that we need for the sake of our salvation.
The Bible is not addressed only to long-dead people in a faraway land. It is addressed to each of us in our own unique situations. When we read, we need to understand what the text says and how the faithful have understood its meaning in the past. In light of this understanding, we then ask: What is God saying to me?
St. Anthony’s ~ Regular $660; $Loose $72.70; Renovations $145; Fuel $95
St. Faustina’s ~ Regular $490; Loose $5
Mass Change: This week there will be no weekday Masses from Tuesday to Friday.
Pastoral Council Members: Gordon Jewers, Chair; Janusz Kubow, John LeBlanc, Doug Lewis, Jennie Martell, and Barbara Olczyk.
Office Hours: Please be advised that St. Anthony’s Parish Office hours have been changed to Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
Country Time Show: The next Country Time Show will be Sunday, January 20th at 7:00pm. Come out and enjoy the show! Admission is only $6. Master of Ceremonies is Al Hollingsworth, Back-up Band Grover Country, featuring: Darrin Lively, Beverly Johnson, Chantal Beaulieu, Billy Bob, Frank Grandy.
Reminder: Please remember to start using your new 2013 envelopes. Thank you for putting your name and amount on envelope as well.
St. Vincent de Paul Society: Item of the month is a canned milk.