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& Teen Bible Study
BLUE ARMY - WORLD APOSTOLATE OF FATIMA
The prayer cell meets every Wednesday after 8:15 am Mass in the church to pray the rosary.
All are invited.
The World Apostolate of Fatima is an international Public Association of the Faithful under the Pontifical Council of the Laity. Members strive to live the Fatima Message.
How to live the Fatima Message: Offer up your daily sacrifices for the conversion of sinners (Morning Offering). Pray the Rosary every day. Consecrate yourself to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Wear the Brown Scapular as a sign of your consecration. Practice the Five First Saturday Communion of Reparation.
CHOIR & MUSIC MINISTRY
We have a great group of dedicated singers who are generously lending their voices to the enhancement of the liturgy. If you would like to add your voice to the group, they rehearse every
other Tuesday at 6:45pm in the choir loft and sing at the 10am mass every Sunday. Obviously, we understand that one
isn't able to make it to every practice, but the more practices that you can attend, the more the group will be able to do.
Committee Members: John Marcolla, Bill Haynes, Bob Conrad, Julie McCoy
Parish Prop Maint $115
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
The Knights of Columbus and Auxiliary will have a carry-in dinner followed by meetings
Monday, December 5, 2022, at 6:30 p.m.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS GOLF TOURNAMENT
Held each June at the
Green Hills Golf Course in Chillicothe, Missouri. The Calcutta
is held on Friday at 8:00 pm in the K of C Hall. If interested in having a team,
see Joe Timmons, Hayes Martens, or Kevin Jeschke, or call the church
office at 660-646-0190.
RENTAL FEES: $275 for evening and $80 for afternoon rentals
(located at 919 Easton Street, Chillicothe, Missouri)
KNIGHTS OF ST. MICHAEL
The Knights of St. Michael is a group made up of all of the altar servers of the parish. The
group meets together on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm unless otherwise
stated. The meetings, lasting 60-90 minutes, consist of training, group prayer, spiritual
instruction, and fun activities for all members. Members progress through the
various ranks based on age, merit, and knowledge. If your son, age 7 or older, is interested in becoming a
server and joining the group, please email Fr. Koster
for more information.
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On the Feast of St Columban, 11/23/2022,
at a promotional ceremony for the Knights, we promoted 8 servers to the rank of Acolyte, and 3 were knighted as full Knights. Knights and Knight
Commanders are knighted with a sword of St. Michael.
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First induction ceremony for the Knights of St. Michael server group.
Apprentices, Guardians, Acolytes, and Knights (Friday, April 29, 2022)
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The first Knight Commanders of the Knights of St. Michael.
One is not pictured; the one with the gold is the Grand Knight.
(Sunday, May 15, 2022)
In the Spring, work begins in our beautiful Mary's Garden!
The Garden Committee meets to prune, weed,
trim, plant, and water the garden.
Typically, we work till mid September. We usually have a work day right
before the Fall Festival and ask a few men to help trim trees, shrubs, cut back peonies and such larger jobs. Otherwise, our work during summer is weeding, watering, planting and dependant on
weather... we don't work if it's over 95 or so or after rain when
it's muddy. We
don't work in winter, but someone clears snow. Please join us to keep
Mary's Garden looking well kept and beautiful! Thank you!
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MARY GARDEN HELP NEEDED
to prune roses, pull weeds, clean bird baths, etc. See Chris Shearer if you can
assist or call the church office at 660-646-0190.
ASSISTANCE NEEDED - See us in the Spring! - The Mary Garden requires mowing with a push mower and bagger due to the beautiful flower beds and statues. We
need a volunteer to regularly mow each year. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact
the church office.
email us with your requests to have us pray for your
If you do not have a need, but would like to be added to our Prayer Chain list to pray for those in need, please
us. You may also call your request in to Alice Van Dyke -
please call the church office to obtain her #, 660-646-0190.
POLICIES: Our church policy, decided by the priest and the parish prayer chain committee when we established the email portion of the chain in 2010, is that we do not publish prayer chain requests on our website, nor do we put them on Facebook, in order to protect the privacy of the individuals. We leave that up to the family members of the people involved. We let the person requesting the prayers, usually a family member or close friend, tell us what information to share. We are careful to pass on to the people who pray only the information or names we are given permission to share. Anyone from the parish is welcome to join our prayer chain and receive the prayer requests either through the telephone tree or through the email group.
ST. ANN'S ALTAR SOCIETY
Ann's Altar Society normally meets every 2nd Thursday of each month. All ladies of the parish are invited to join this group.
CHRISTMAS PARTY - We will have a carry-in dinner at noon on Thursday, December 1,
2022, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. We are collecting canned food and monetary donations for a needy family to help with their Christmas. Bring your donation with you to the dinner.
- June Each Year
The annual salad
luncheon is held in June each year in the Bishop Hogan gym.
This is their only fund raiser of the year. Proceeds are used to buy liturgical supplies for the church, such as hosts, wine, altar candles, vestments and sacred vessels. Without the donations and support from our entire parish, the salad luncheon would not be a success.
For years, the Altar Society has taken the responsibility to prepare the Funeral
Dinners for the parish. In early 2022 alone, the ladies prepared over 300 meals. We
are in need of additional help! Our sympathy is for the ones who have
lost loved ones. May they Rest in Peace. Thanks for all the generous memorials and donations toward
our Bereavement Expenses. Thanks also to all who have brought food and helped
serve. There's a sign-up sheet in the back of church for additional volunteers, food,
and donations. Please sign up if you would like to be added to our list
of funeral dinner helpers.
ADULT & TEEN BIBLE STUDY
Starting on February 2, 2022, and meeting on the
first Wednesday of the month (excluding
January and summer months) from 7-8:30 PM in the Knights Hall.
Adult/Teen Bible Study
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
Meet at the Knights of Columbus Hall from 7:00-8:30pm. This is
another session of our
"Follow Me: Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John" series. Adults and teens meet together to watch the 30-minute video and
separate into groups for discussion. Adults, please bring a Bible and your workbook for taking
notes. Teens, you will be provided with a Bible. You can prepare for the meeting by reading John 13-17.
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP
The youth group is open to all youth of the parish, second semester 8th
grade-12th grade. They meet on Wednesday evenings 7-8:30 pm in the Knights Hall
(excluding first Wednesday). This is a great opportunity for young people to have fraternity and grow in their faith while having fun
together. Our meetings include a game, snacks and a spiritual lesson pertinent to Catholic teens today.
There is also always a need for more adult leaders to help facilitate the
group. Call Jane Gyhra or Mary Mathew if you have any questions. If you need
their phone #'s, please call Kim at the church office.
For the next few meetings (except for the December 7 Bible Study), we will meet at the K of C Hall at 7:00 pm for
games and a snack. Then, boys will stay at K of C Hall while girls will go to Bishop Hogan school main
building library for the rest of the meeting until 8:30 pm.
Nov. 16: Chastity, Session 1
Nov. 23: No meeting
Nov. 30: Chastity, Session 2
Dec. 7: Bible Study
Dec. 14: Chastity, Session 3
Dec. 21: Chastity, Session 4
Dec. 28: No meeting
SAFE ENVIRONMENT COORDINATOR
Welcome George Algozzini, the new Safe Environment Coordinator for the Parish of St. Columban and
Bishop Hogan School. He also serves as contact with the Parish and school for questions on how to complete compliance
with the Dioceses Safe Environment protocols.
| For an
introduction and more information, watch his YouTube video here