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March 10, 2013 4th Sunday

of Lent

Des Moines County, Iowa

Our warmest welcome to all who

celebrate with us whether long time resident or newly arrived in the parish. We thank God for you! If you are not

Welcome to the Catholic Parishes of














SS John & Paul Parish 700 Division St. / 508 N 4th St.

Burlington, IA 52601

Pastor ... Father Marty Goetz


Parochial Vicar ... Father Bruce A.


Director of Liturgical Music ... Diane Mahoney Business Manager ... Barb Brown Admin. Assistant………..Pat Hammer Parish Office/Rectory

Mailing address

700 Division St. • Burlington, IA 52601 Parish office hours

Mon. 10:30 am-3:00 pm Tues.-Fri. 8:30 am-3:00 pm Phone. ... (319) 752-6733 Fax ... 753-5211 Email ... Website ... St. John Cafeteria ... 753-2932 St. Paul Church Hall ... 754-4775 St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry .... 752-9332 Sacred Heart Cemetery,

Joe Stevens ... 752-7309 SS Mary & Patrick Parish

420 W. Mount Pleasant St. West Burlington, IA 52655

Pastor ... Reverend David G. Steinle


Secretary ... Mary Rae Schnedler Parish Office/Parish Center

Mailing address

420 W. Mt. Pleasant St • West Burlington, IA 52655

Parish office hours

Mon., Wed., Thurs. 8:00 am-3:00 pm Tues. and Fri. 8:00 am-12:00 noon

Phone ... (319) 752-8771 Fax ... 752-4035 Email ...

St. Mary-Dodgeville

Mission Parish of SS. Mary & Patrick

13204 Dodgeville Rd. Sperry, IA Mailing address

P.O. Box 415 West Burlington, IA 52655 Phone ... (319) 752-8771 Pastor ... Reverend David G. Steinle Secretary ... Sue Nelson



GRMC Communion Ministers

On Sunday, March 17th, Norbert & Rose Ann Bentler,

SS John & Paul parishioners, will distribute Holy Communion to the Catholic patients at Great River Medical Center.

Let us remember in our prayers all the faithful departed especially Garrett Martin Brockway, Georgia Minton, John Collins, Sharon Carlson, Douglas Moss (brother of Dennis

Moss), Gerald Dirth (brother of John Dirth) and Janice Carter (mother of Tammie Lahart). May those who have gone before us in faith know eternal happiness in heaven.


This is Catholic Relief Services’ Lenten program that helps us be one with our brothers & sisters in others countries through prayers, activities and offerings. All our parishes in Des Moines County will take up a second collection the weekend of March 23-March 24 for Operation Rice Bowl.


Clean-up at Sacred Heart Cemetery is Monday, March 18.

If you have any items you would like to save, please remove them by that date. Any items left will be discarded. Thank you for your cooperation.

Des Moines County Catholics will host a mobile blood drive this Monday, March 11 from 1:30 pm-5:30 pm at St John's Cafeteria. If you can help us meet our goal of 37 units please call Kathy Cahill at 759-3096 to schedule your ap-pointment.. Thank you to all the faithful donors who contribute to every mobile drive we sponsor.

The Regional Council meets this Thurs., March 14 at 7 pm at St. Paul’s church hall. Thanks to our parish representatives who serve on the Council.


Notre Dame H.S. cafeteria Wednesday’s 6:45 pm to 8:00 pm

Ila Mae Hanisch, from the Diocese of Davenport, will be giving a talk on the history of the Bible and the differences

between the Protestant and Catholic Bible. Sponsored by the Evangelization Ministry of our parishes.

Child care is provided.

Readings for the Week of March 10, 2013

Sunday: 1 Sm 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a/Eph 5:8-14/Jn 9:1-41 or 9:1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38 Monday: Is 65:17-21/Jn 4:43-54 Tuesday: Ez 47:1-9, 12/Jn 5:1-16 Wednesday: Is 49:8-15/Jn 5:17-30 Thursday: Ex 32:7-14/Jn 5:31-47

Friday: Wis 2:1a, 12-22/Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30 Saturday: Jer 11:18-20/Jn 7:40-53

Next Sunday: Ez 37:12-14/Rom 8:8-11/Jn 11:1-45 or 11:3-7, 17, 20-27, 33b-45


The faithful of the Diocese are invited to join Bishop Amos for the Chrism Mass on Mon., March 18 at 5:00 pm at Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport. The Chrism Mass is a wonderful opportunity for the entire diocese: priests, deacons, religious, and the lay faithful to gather with our Bishop for Eucharist. The blessing of the oils that will be used in the Sacraments the coming year makes it a particularly special Mass for the RCIA groups to attend. Because the priests also renew their vows this day, coming to the Chrism Mass is a great way to prayerfully support and encourage them in their ministry. Our three priests will be attending the annual Clergy Convocation in Davenport on March 18-19 as well as participating in the Chrism Mass.

Confessions are heard every Saturday at St. Paul’s Church from 11am-12 Noon. The

Lenten Communal Penance Service for Des Moines County is at 10 am on

Saturday, March 23 at St. John’s Church. A very important part of our Lenten journey should include receiving Our Lord’s forgive-ness in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Confessions will not be heard on Holy Saturday, March 30.


Don’t miss the Service of Shadows on Sun., Mar. 24 at 7:30 pm at St. John’s Church. This powerful Tenebrae meditation on the Passion of Jesus through Scripture, music, light and darkness, features choir members and lectors from the Burlington area. It may be the highlight of your Lenten journey!

Due to Easter, bulletin announcements for the March 24 bulletin are due by noon on Friday, March 15 and announcements for the March 31 bulletin are due by noon on Thursday, March 21. Thank you!

The History Channel is premiering a series on the Bible on Sundays from 8:00 pm-10:00 pm during the month of March. The series will help the scriptures come alive for a whole new generation. It is highly endorsed by several Catholic Bishops. To preview clips from the series go to

The Knights of Columbus will be holding an informational meeting for those interested in the Knights of Columbus. Meetings will be held at St Mary's Dodgeville parish hall on March 10 at 10:15 am and at the parish hall of SS Mary & Patrick at 3:00 pm on March 10. Pizza and refreshments will be available and wives are welcome to attend. Joining degrees will be conferred on March 17 at the parish hall of SS Mary & Patrick at 11:45 am.

Purchase Scrip after weekend Masses or from the business office at Notre Dame. Many thanks to our faithful customers who purchase Scrip.


March 11 –March 17


7:00 am SSMP For the People

8:15 am St. John’s Chapel Agnes Thele Tuesday

7:00 am SSMP Ida Kritenbrink

9:00 am Notre Dame John Cummings

5:30 pm St. Paul’s Jeanne Bredar Wednesday

8:15 am St. John’s Chapel Joan Kelso Brooks 7:00 pm St. John’s Church Confirmation Mass Thursday

8:15 am St. John’s Chapel Wayne Anderson

12:10 pm SSMP Clella Eastin


7:00 am SSMP Mosena Family

8:15 am St. John’s Chapel Karen Waldrop Saturday

4:30 pm St. John’s For the People 5:00 pm SSMP Dorothy Rappenecker Sunday

8:00 am St. Paul’s Sharon Dix 8:15 am Dodgeville Loyola Wilkerson 9:30 am St. John’s Marvin Darnall

10:15 am SSMP For the People

11:00 am St. Paul’s Linda Whalen

Rosary & Prayers

St. Paul Church - Tuesday before 5:30 pm Mass SS Mary & Patrick Church—Saturday at 8:00 am St. John Chapel— 7:50 am before weekday Mass

Eucharistic Adoration

First Friday of the month, 24 Hour beginning at 7:00 am at SS Mary & Patrick Church.

Every Tuesday 4-5:10 pm St. Paul’s Church followed by Mass at 5:30 pm

Children’s Liturgy Masses

9:30 am at St. John and11:00 am at St. Paul


Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults: The process for

adults and children to be welcomed into our faith

community through Baptism, Confirmation and the Eucharist begins in September of each year, call your parish priest for further details.

On the Web

Burlington Knights of Columbus: Diocese of Davenport: Santa Rosa de Lima Parish (Our sister parish)


KCDM 98.3 LPFM (Local Catholic radio): P.O. Box 28, Burlington, IA EWTN (Cable channel 94) (319) 752-9560

Editorial Policy

Announcements need to be in writing by noon on Monday by mail, drop off, fax or email to SS. John & Paul parish office to be included in the weekend bulletin. Parish news is priority and all articles will be edited for content and length.

To Report Abuse Please Contact:

Victim Assistance Coordinator:

Regional Parish Council

President, Kent Wilson . ... 392-8609 Vice-President, Barbara Kelley ... 759-4703 Secretary, Gretchen Miller ... 753-5385

Mike Cooke ... 752-3707 Cindy DeHague ... 753-6980 Ryan Gerling ... 850-0147 Kathy Osinski ... 752-6190 Judy Riffel ... 572-0768 Dan Snyder ... 752-2278 Joe Spillane... 752-9560 Anne Stewart ... 752-5216

Burlington Notre Dame

Business Office, High School, Elementary School, Little Nike Pre-School

Phone ... 754-8431 Website ...

Elementary Principal... Bob Carr High School Principal ... Ronald Glasgow Dir. of Religious Education/Youth Minister ... Cease Cady Development Director... Val Giannettino

Website ...

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Pastoral Ministers

Sr. Kathy Braun, SSND ... 752-8771(office) 752-6107 (home) Evangelization & Renewal, Ruth Skeens…..752-8771


Reconciliation: Saturday 11:00 am-12:00 pm at

St. Paul’s Church or by appointment.

Baptism: You must be a registered member of a

parish. Baptism Instruction classes are held at SS Mary & Patrick Parish center. Please contact Ruth Skeens at 752-8771, ext. 3 for information or to register for a class. Parents may register before the baby is born.

Marriage: By appointment, six months prior to

marriage. Parish Priest will preside.

Sick Calls

Contact the Parish Office if there is anyone at home who cannot attend Mass and receive the Sacraments because of illness or age. Please notify the Parish Office when you or a friend go into the hospital, often we are not notified.





& P


From Father Marty Goetz:

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SS John & Paul

Last Weekend’s Treasure

Envelopes ... $12,776.08 Envelopes (electronic giving) ... $6,590.00 Offertory ...$580.96 St. Vincent de Paul ...$912.00

Catholic Messenger ... $176.00 Easter ... $194.00 Catholic Relief Services ... $76.00 Holy Land ... $85.00 Catholic Home Missions ... $8.00 We are grateful for your stewardship of treasure!

Thank you!

SS John & Paul 2013 Picture Directory

Plan ahead to have your family portraits taken this spring!

Appointment scheduling will take place beginning the first week in April with photos being taken beginning April 30th. Everyone that has their picture taken will receive a FREE 8 x 10 portrait and a copy of the new directory! Watch the bulletin for further details!


On the Thursday’s during Lent from 5-7 pm, you are invited to receive the Lord’s mercy and forgiveness. Confessions will be heard at St. Paul’s Church.


Please disregard the scheduling that is on the current ministry schedule for Easter weekend (March 30-31). As in the past, there will be sign-up sheets available for Holy Week and Easter Masses. Sorry for the inconvenience! Beginning in April, we will be doing the ministry schedule on a monthly basis instead of quarterly. If you will be unable to serve during April, please notify the parish office no later than Monday, March 11. Thank you!

Put on your green, bring the kids and come enjoy a traditional St. Patrick’s Day party with corned beef and cabbage, green beverages and an Irish sing-a-long next Sun., March 17th at 5:00 pm at St. Paul’s Church hall. There will be a free-will offering. Please bring a dessert to share! We will also have hot dogs for the kids. RSVP by Monday, March 11! Sign- up sheets are at the church exits. Seating is limited.

A BIG thank you to all the people who attended the First Annual Orbis Unum Trivia Night. It was a great success. Congratulations to the Burlington Bombers for their First Place finish. They have won a free table at next years Orbis Unum Trivia Night.


Vacation Bible School volunteers are needed for our first totally Catholic VBS. Dates: June 3rd-6th Time: 9am-noon. Help is needed in the areas of music, crafts, snacks, the Bible and activities. Please contact Cease Cady at the Religious Ed. office at 754-8431 ext. 6 or if you are willing to help. Please watch future bulletins for registration information for your children.

Dear People of God, A true story:

“The children of a woman who had just died went to gather her things and close her home. One of the children found her mother’s checkbook and began to thumb through it. After every recorded deposit of her Social Security check, the first check she wrote was to her Parish – exactly 10 percent of the deposit. Then came checks for utilities, food, medicines and other necessities. Then came checks for gifts to her

grandchildren and donations to charities.

“The family was deeply touched by what they read, realizing the depth of their mom’s kindness and love. As one of them said, ‘The story of mom’s life is in her checkbook.’”

This brings us to the next letter that will help us come closer to Jesus during this Year of Faith and the great Season of Lent:


Our faith is a total life-time commitment. It cannot be confined to an hour on Sunday. We are called to make our faith important at all times of our lives. We are called to be disciples of Jesus at all times of our lives, not just when it is convenient.

Congratulations to our young men and women who will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit in the Sacrament of Confirmation this coming Wednesday. My hope and prayer is that they see the power of the Holy Spirit working in their hearts and lives. May they use their gifts and talents in service to our Parish, our community and our world. May they be true disciples of Jesus.

And may they get the example they need from all of us who are a bit older!

Have a great week!

A Lenten “afternoon of reflection” will be offered TODAY

(Sunday) following the 11:00 am Mass at St. Paul Church Hall. After light refreshments, we will gather for scripture and prayer. Our theme of the day is “Jesus waits for you!” We will finish by 2:30 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Fr. Marty.

There will be donation boxes in the back of St. John’s Church this weekend & next for Goodwill. New & gently used cloth-ing is accepted & receipts will be available for tax records.





& P


St. Mary’s Cemetery Spring Clean Up

Please remove all flowers that you want to keep by Wed., March 20. Old flowers will be discarded after that date in order to keep the cemetery looking nice. Flowers may be placed in the cemetery again after Tues., March 26. Thank you for your cooperation.

SS Mary & Patrick Last Weekend’s Treasure

Envelopes ... $5,539.75 Envelopes (electronic giving) ... $1,980.00 Offertory ...$232.25 St. Vincent de Paul ...$161.00 Catholic Messenger. ... $70.00 Churches of E. Europe ... $20.00 Catholic Relief Services ...$220.00 Holy Land ... $40.00 Catholic Home Missions ... $5.00 Easter ... $40.00

Thank you!

Living Faith devotional books are available for $1 at the entrance to the Church. They offer beautiful and meaningful daily devotions and prayers.

Envelopes are available today and next weekend for

Easter flower donations. This is a beautiful contribution to make at Easter in memory of a loved one. Please put your name and the name of the memorial for your flower. Cost per flower is the same as last year, $10.00. You may return the envelope in the offertory basket or bring it to the parish office. The deadline is Sun., March 17 at 11:00 am. Flow-ers will be ordered on March18. A complete list of donors will be inserted in our bulletin the weekend of March 23-24. Easter Flower Memorials & Collection

If you would like to donate an Easter flower plant in memory of a loved one, the suggested offering is $15.00 per plant. Memorial donations will be used for Easter flowers (assorted varieties). A list will be published in the bulletin on Palm Sunday weekend. Order envelopes are available at the church exits and must be received in the parish office no later than Monday, March 18. There will be a special collection the weekend of March 16/17 for flowers. This money will be used solely for making our altars beautiful throughout the year. Thank you for your generosity!

Thanks to those who are coming each week to make a beautiful QUILT that will be auctioned off at our Fall Dinner. If you would like to help quilt, join us from 9am-Noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the parish center. Come anytime and stay as long as you are able. In case of bad weather or funerals, please call the parish office to see if we are quilting that day.


There are three characters in today’s parable whom Jesus wants us to examine. Actually, Jesus is presenting them to us so that we might, in turn, take a look at ourselves. How does each one of these characters mirror us, reflect back to us our own attitudes and conditions relative to God? This parable invites us to enter into the actors and to see our-selves in them. Today we rejoice at the midpoint of Lent.

Our joy is more than relief that we are halfway to Easter. It comes from our reflection on our history, our deliverance from exile by God’s overwhelming mercy and love, lavished on us in the gift of his Son.

Liturgical Ministry Schedules will be available the weekend of March 16-17. The schedule will include Palm Sunday, Holy Week and Easter Masses. Thanks to the many parishioners who participate in our weekend liturgies.

Blood pressure checks will be taken after Masses next weekend. Thanks to Sue Steer and Glenda Hohenthaner


Sign Up Now!

It has been ten years since we have had a parish pictorial directory and we are hoping every parishioner will partici-pate. Sign up to have your picture taken after Masses this weekend and next weekend. Parishioners will be at the church entrance to help you select a date and sign up. Pho-tography dates are April 2-5 (Tues.-Fri.) from 2pm–8pm and April 10-12 (Wed.-Fri) from 2pm-8pm. You may also sign up for April 6 or April 13 (Saturdays) from 10am-2pm. All pictures will be taken in the cafeteria of our parish center. You may also sign up to have your picture taken by going online at Every household photographed will receive a free 8x10 portrait and a combined directory which will include SS John & Paul Parish.

NO purchase necessary. For questions or clarifications, feel free to contact our parish office at 752-8771.

Our Youth Choir sings on St. Patrick’s Day with rehearsal at 9:15 am. Hopefully they will sing a few Irish songs for us.

Lay Ministry Help Needed!

We have many opportunities for our lay ministers to help at our Lenten and Easter services. There are Holy Week bind-ers at the church exits that have sign-up sheets for each of these services. Please help us out by signing up early. We appreciate our loyal volunteers so much, and especially during this busy Lenten season! You may also call the parish office and let us know when you are available to help. Please be sure to leave your phone number so we can call to confirm the assignments.

SS Mary & Patrick Altar & Rosary Society will meet on Thurs., March 21 at 7:00 pm in the parish center. Michelle Kuster, HyVee dietician, will give a presentation on reading and understanding the nutrition labels we find on food products. The business meeting will follow Michelle’s presentation. The Altar & Rosary Society is a women’s organization for all the women of the parish and all are invited to the meeting.




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