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Liturgical Ministers Schedule
Commentators, Readers  -  Ushers, Greeters 
Eucharistic Ministers -          Altar Servers
Prayer & Meditation Room
Sunday  December 10, 2017

8:00 a.m. Mass
(+Arthur & Bernice Nowak)
6:00 p.m. Choir practice
8:00 p.m. Area Faith Community Mass (+Mary Popelka)

Monday December 11, 2017
St. Damasus I, Pope

No Mass

Tuesday  December 12, 2017
Our Lady of Guadalupe

8:00 a.m. Mass (+Jean Penas)
8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
AFC Christmas project donations picked up

Wednesday  December 13, 2017
St. Lucy, Virgin and Martyr

8:00 a.m. Mass (+Marilyn “Lovey” Jurek; +Bruce Maresh; +Danny Chilson)
10:00 a.m. AFC Communal Penance Service and luncheon
5:30 p.m. Grades 1-6 Religious Education
6:30 p.m. Jr. Choir practice
7:00 p.m. Grades 7-11 Religious Education

Thursday  December 14, 2017
St. John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church

10:10 a.m. Cedar Crest Rosary
10:30 a.m. Mass at Cedar Crest
(+Laurel & Dorothy Brandel; +George Chap)
6:00 p.m. Council of Catholic Women and Rosary Society Potluck Christmas Party and meeting

Friday  December 15, 2017
8:00 a.m. Mass (+Rick Thiemann)

Saturday  December 16, 2017
Noon Sacrament of Reconciliation
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Advent Reflection and Enrichment
4:00 p.m. Mass (+Theresa Borka)

Sunday  December 17, 2017

Preparation and distribution of cookies for the homebound
8:00 a.m. Mass (+Richard & Don Chap)
Decorate for Christmas after Mass
Council of Catholic Women coffee and rolls
8:00 p.m. Area Faith Community Mass
Albert & Josephine Ardolf; +Marvin & Magdalen Miller)
Jesus of Mercy
Rosary Society
Knights of Columbus
 This Week's Homily                (Audio)
Catholic Charities    Counseling Services
On-line Greeting Cards
MASS VIDEO                                      & Live Streaming
All Praise be to the Father, the Son & the Holy Spirit!
Holy Family Catholic Church
  A Glance at the Week
Saint John Paul II Area Faith Community of Silver Lake, Glencoe & Winsted
This Week's Bulletin  Click Here
Past Bulletins
Cemetery Adornment Guidelines
Pray for the Sick
If you or someone you know is going to be homebound or in a care facility for any period of time, please contact Celia Knoll for arrangements to bring communion and visitation.

Celia Knoll at the office 327-2356
or cell 320-583-1320.

700 West Main Street
Silver Lake, MN 55381
Rectory 320-327-2261
Bus. Office 320-327-2356
Rev. Anthony J. Stubeda, Pastor
  Fr. Paul Schumacher, Associate
Fr. Michael Doyle, Associate
                     Weekend Masses
Saturday  4:00 p.m.     Sunday  8:00 a.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Homebound  Ministries
Homebound   Ministries
Virtus On-Line
                      Upcoming Community Events
please see bulletin board in back of church for more information
DIOCESE OF NEW ULM CATHOLIC CHARITIES SERVICES: Catholic Charities offers individual and family
counseling services in locations around the diocese. They also work with people interested in adoption. To make an
Appointment or learn more about Catholic Charities’Services

CATHOLIC ORDER OF FORESTERS OFFERING A PRODUCT TO HELP YOUR PARISH: See below for another way to support our Catholic Parish Area Faith Community. The Catholic Order of Foresters has life insurance policies that offer you financial security and the satisfaction of knowing you provided for your beneficiaries and given a meaningful benefit to our Catholic parish without any additional cost to you. For complete details, contact COF Agent Jean Kappel, FICF at 320-485-2821 or Catholic Order of Foresters Bringing Catholic Values to Life! A fraternal benefit life insurance society since 1883. Home Office: 800-552-0145. #15-01-103 JK1844 (11/15)
  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
  Every Tuesday 8:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
If you are interested in learning more about the Rosary Society,
please contact,
President, Celia Knoll
Vice President, Minerva Stritesky
Secretary, Patricia Mahon
327-2801 or
Treasurer, Jeanette Mickolichek

FORMED  Website          click here
SIGN UP FOR FORMED: Formed is an on-line resource and is a great way to deepen your faith, answer questions you might have and to grow in your understanding of our faith. You can sign-up by goingto, click on register, enter our parish code, RJHGCW, fill in the information and begin enjoying the  . Your brothers and sisters already using Formed are waiting for you.

Our weekend Mass is now
showing on TV
at 8:00 p.m. Saturday,
9:30 a.m. Sunday
and 7:00 p.m. Tuesday
for everyone to enjoy. Mass will show on channel 8 if you use a Mediacom cable box or on channel 107.3 if you don’t use a cable box on your TV. This is available for Mediacom customers in both Silver Lake and Lester Prairie.
EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: One of the great opportunities we have in our parish is to spend time in the presence of the Lord through Eucharistic Adoration. From 8:30 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. each Tuesday, the Eucharist is exposed in the chapel for quiet prayer and adoration.

is in need of volunteers, 18 years of age and older, to visit hospice patients and their families in your neighborhood. We provide ongoing training and offer a flexible schedule
. Please contact Pam Ainslie
at Allina Health hospice Volunteer Services at
power of the prayer network supports you or a family member in
need of help. This ministry is a way of the community holding others
up to the Lord in prayer. We are looking for volunteers to be a part of
our prayer network. Please contact Celia Knoll 327-2356 if you
would like more information or to volunteer for the prayer network.
Thank you for considering this important ministry.
TRAVELING CHALICE OPPORTUNITY: One of our responsibilities as Catholics is to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Our Traveling Chalice Prayer for Vocations program is a great opportunity for parishioners to pray and promote vocations. Each week, one family receives the chalice & book to take home. While the chalice is in your home, we ask that you make a family commitment to pray each day for vocations using the prayers provided in the book. If you as an individual or family are interested in participating, please contact Celia Knoll at the parish office. 320-327-2356.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10: Open House, Village Cooperative of
Hutchinson, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., call 320-234-7761 for more

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10: The Christmas Carol with Music,
performed in the Reader’s theatre style with minimal props and
costumes, 5:00 p.m., Medina Entertainment Center, $.50 per seat,
proceeds benefitting Love, INC. Appetizers included and cash bar
available. Door opens at 4:00 p.m. Please contact Holly Neaton at
952-240-2192 for more information.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14: Glencoe Caregiver Support & Discussion group, 10:30 a.m., Christ Lutheran Church.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16: St. Anastasia 4th annual Christmas Market, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Hutchinson. All proceeds go to the LEAST project to feed the elderly weekly for a year. LEAST=Loving the Elderly And Satiating His Thirst.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16: Silver Lake Winter Festival, 12:30 - 2:30 p.m., Silver Lake Auditorium.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17: Brownton Congregational Church,
Annual Christmas Sing-a-long, 2:00 p.m., stay for coffee/tea and
taste “the 12 Breads of Christmas”


ADVENT BIBLE STUDY WITH FR. PAUL: Fr. Paul’s Advent Bible study continues this Thursday at 9:00 a.m. in the social hall of Holy Trinity. Everyone is welcome, and there is no need to register. We hope to see you there.
ADVENT ENRICHMENT AFTERNOON ON SATURDAY: On Saturday from 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. you are all invited to an afternoon of reflection and enrichment with Fr. Tony in the lower level of the Church of the Holy Family in Silver Lake. The theme of the afternoon is “Don’t Just Do Something, Stand There,” and will explore the pilgrimage of Advent and its distinct character and opportunity for spiritual renewal. Please join us.

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO DECORATE: Next Sunday after Mass we could use your help in decorating the church for Christmas. Please plan to stay and help. Confirmation students, this is a great opportunity to get service hours.

FLOWER DONATIONS DUE: If you are planning to make a memorial donation for Christmas flowers Friday is the deadline to get your donation to the parish office if you want your memorial included in the bulletin. We will accept donations after Friday, but cannot promise that your memorial will be in the bulletin after that date.

CCW AND ROSARY SOCIETY ANNUAL CHRISTMAS POTLUCK: CCW and Rosary Society members are invited to their annual Christmas meeting and potluck on Thursday, December 14, at 6:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you.

COOKIES FOR THE HOMEBOUND: Once again this year the Council of Catholic Women will be taking cookies to our homebound parishioners for Christmas. Please drop off your cookies in the lower level of the church on Saturday, December 16 or Sunday, December 17. Plates will be ready for pick-up and delivery after the 8:00 a.m. Mass on December 17. Let’s remember those who can no longer worship with us with a Christmas treat.

   The final Communal Reconciliation service will be at
Holy Family on Wednesday, December 13, at 10:00 a.m.
The Holy Family service will be followed by a luncheon. Please make plans to prepare for the Lord by receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

ST. PIUS X CHRISTMAS TREE SALES: St. Pius X Christmas tree sales continue. Please think of us first! A schedule of times that the stand is open is in the week at a glance on the St. Pius X page of this bulletin.

CHRISTMAS GIVING PROJECT: Our Christmas giving project continues. Please help us bring joy to children and young people through the McLeod County Christmas Giving Program. New toys can be dropped in the boxes at each parish of the area faith community.


Keep Christ in Christmas Cards
are available in the back of church

with prices marked on each box. Please pay for them with the
envelopes provided. Payment may be dropped off in the collection, at
the church office, or mailed to SL Knights of Columbus ~ PO BOX
93 ~ Silver Lake MN 55381-0093. Thank you for doing your part to
“Keep Christ in Christmas” by sending religious Christmas cards.
If you have questions or need additional cards,
contact Bob Penas at 327-2122.

K of C Meeting and potluck supper
will be held on
December 19, starting at 7:00 p.m. in the church lower level.
We welcome families and widows of members to come and enjoy
a fun filled evening. Please join and support your brother knights
as we lead the rosary before the 8:00 a.m. Mass
every 5th Sunday of the month.