Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church
REV. PETER NOUCK, PASTOR
REV. MR. WAYNE J. NACEY, DEACON
The faithful community of Holy Angels Catholic Parish, established in 1921, is firmly incorporated into the Body of our Lord, Jesus Christ. We seek to teach, build, and serve under the inspiration of His Spirit in order to build up our parish community and to witness the glory of our God to our neighbors.
La comunidad de fieles de la Parroquia Católica del Sagrada Ángeles establecida en 1921, está firmemente incorporado en el Cuerpo de nuestro Señor, Jesucristo. Buscamos enseñar, construir y servir bajo la inspiración de su Espíritu, a fin de construir nuestra comunidad parroquial y ser testigo de la gloria de Dios a nuestros vecinos.
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THIS WEEK'S BULLETIN NEWS:
Stop putting God in a Box
In our first reading from the book of Numbers, we are told that a young man rushed to Moses to complain about Eldad and Medad prophesying since they were not among the seventy elders that he knew received the Spirit. He requested Moses to stop them. Their prophesying did not meet his estimation of God. He had God confined to his human expectation. In the Gospel, a similar thing occurs with John. For John, he understood they were the only ones who were blessed by God. He could not imagine others doing what he felt only the Apostles could do.
Both the young man in the first reading and John in our Gospel had mentally limited the power of God. They thought God had to act according to their mental limitation of Him before he will be God. In order words, they put God in a mental box.
Reflect on the ways we too are like the young man and John. Those times that we expect God to act only in a particular way. The many times we complain God did not answer our prayers, merely because He did not act according to our expectations. Reflect on the times you felt prayer and striving for perfection were not worth it because others who seemingly are without prayer or endeavors to grow in Holiness appear to have every good thing and many blessings. Imagine the situation of the person who did not apply themself to studies as much as you did and never even prayed for success like you did, yet he did better in the exams. You certainly expected God to bless you more. The list of failed expectations from God is long. Add yours to these.
Let us recall Isaiah 55:8-9 here; “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways, My ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts, than your thoughts’. God is bigger than our mental boxes. We must stop limiting God to solely our Human expectations, and let Him be the God that He is. Unlimited, not bound by time, space or our human expectations of Him.
"Do have a wonderful week with JESUS”.
Deja de poner a Dios en una caja
En nuestra primera lectura del libro de Números, se nos dice que un joven corrió a ver a Moisés para quejarse de que Eldad y Medad profetizaban, ya que no estaban entre los setenta ancianos que sabía que habían recibido el Espíritu. Le pidió a Moisés que los detuviera. El hecho de que profetizaran no se correspondía con su estimación de Dios. Tenía a Dios confinado a sus expectativas humanas. En el Evangelio ocurre algo similar con Juan. Para Juan, entendió que eran los únicos bendecidos por Dios. No podía imaginar a otros haciendo lo que él sentía que solo los Apóstoles podían hacer.
Tanto el joven de la primera lectura como Juan en nuestro Evangelio habían limitado mentalmente el poder de Dios. Pensaron que Dios tenía que actuar de acuerdo con la limitación mental que tenían de Él antes de que él fuera Dios. En otras palabras, pusieron a Dios en una caja mental.
Reflexione sobre la forma en que nosotros también somos como el joven y John. Aquellos momentos en los que esperamos que Dios actúe solo de una manera particular. Las muchas veces que nos quejamos, Dios no respondió nuestras oraciones, simplemente porque no actuó de acuerdo con nuestras expectativas. Reflexione sobre las veces que sintió que la oración y el esfuerzo por la perfección no valieron la pena porque otros que aparentemente no tienen oración o se esfuerzan por crecer en santidad parecen tener todo lo bueno y muchas bendiciones. Imagínese la situación de la persona que no se dedicó a los estudios tanto como usted y que nunca rezó por el éxito como usted, pero le fue mejor en los exámenes. Ciertamente esperabas que Dios te bendijera más. La lista de expectativas fallidas de Dios es larga. Agregue el suyo a estos.
Recordemos Isaías 55: 8-9 aquí; “Porque mis pensamientos no son vuestros pensamientos, ni vuestros caminos, mis caminos, dice el Señor. Porque como los cielos son más altos que la tierra, así mis caminos son más altos que los de ustedes, y mis pensamientos que los de ustedes. Dios es más grande que nuestras cajas mentales. Debemos dejar de limitar a Dios únicamente a nuestras expectativas humanas y dejar que Él sea el Dios que es. Ilimitado, no limitado por el tiempo, el espacio o nuestras expectativas humanas de Él.
"Que tengas una maravillosa semana con JESÚS".
HAPPENINGS AT OUR CHURCH:
Online Giving Available Now:
We now offer Online Giving. If you would like to send secure online contributions rather than sending contributions in the mail, please visit the church website and click on the Online Giving tab at the top to start the registration process. If you have any issues with registration or setting up an account, please call
1-877-393-3330 for assistance. Thank you!
Father Peter Away: Father Peter will be away starting after Masses on Sunday, October 3rd through Friday, October 8th for the priest’s retreat. There will not be Mass on Monday, October 4th through Friday, October 8th.
Mass Schedule: There will no longer be Mass on Mondays. All other Masses will resume as usual.
Father Peter Office Hours: Father Peter will hold office hours in the Monsignor Duncan Center on Tuesdays and Fridays from 9am to 11am and 3pm to 4:30pm. On Wednesdays and Thursdays, he will be in the office from 9am to 12pm and 3pm to 4:30pm. On Tuesdays and Fridays, he will be in the office from 9am to 11am and 3pm to 4:30pm. His office is located in the room next to the parish office. He can be reached at 336-406-7816. If you can’t come during office hours, please call to make an appointment.
Priest Retirement Collection: The dedicated priests who served us in the past, now deserve to live out their retirement years in dignity. Our parish has been assessed $5401.00 for the priests’ retirement and benefits plans. Please be as generous as you can in this second collection. Additional envelopes are available in the back of the Monsignor Duncan Center.
First Saturday Devotion: Starting Saturday, October 2nd, Father Peter will begin celebrating First Saturday Mass on every first Saturday of the month at 9am.
Baptisms: Baptisms will be held on the Second Saturday of every month. 9am for English and 11am for Spanish. You must register beforehand and complete baptism preparation.
Los bautismos se llevarán a cabo el segundo sábado de cada mes. 9 am para inglés y 11 am para español. Debe registrarse de antemano y completar la preparación para el bautismo.
Anniversary Blessing: On the first Sundays of the month, Father Peter will bless all those celebrating a wedding or birthday anniversary. If you wish to participate, please contact the office with your anniversary information.
Food Drive: Bags for food are collected by the Knights of Columbus on the last Sunday of the Month. Bags are available in the back of the MDC. The most needed items for the month of September are canned vegetables and cooking oil.
Together in Holiness: Marriage Conference on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at St. Ann Catholic Church in Charlotte, NC Presented by the St. John Paul II Foundation and the Diocese of Charlotte
Registration: $59/couple and $35/individual
Early Bird discount available until October 4.
Scholarships available upon request.
On-site childcare (2-12yrs); pre-registration required.
For more information, please visit togetherinholiness.org or email TH@forlifeandfamily.org.
Catholic Charities: Catholic Charities is seeking donations of personal care items in response to an increased need in the community. These items include deodorant, tooth brushes and toothpaste, sunscreen, lotion, lip balm, wet wipes, socks and plastic reusable drink bottles. Donations can be dropped off at Catholic Charities located at 1612 East 14th Street NE in Winston Salem Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm.
You can contact Sandra Camastra at 336-714-3228 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Collections: If writing a check for the collection, please write separate checks for each collection. We are not able to divide single checks into multiple collections. Thank you.
Teachers Needed: Faith Formation is in need of more teachers for the upcoming 2021-2022 classes. Please contact Ms. Stella or Ms. Lisa if you or someone you know is interested.
Telephone: 336-786-8315 (Sundays ONLY)
Emails: (Kindergarten-5th grade): HolyAngelsFF@gmail.com
(6th grade to 8th grade):
Teléfono: 336-786-8315 (SOLO domingos)
Correos electrónicos: (Kindergarten - 5 grado): HolyAngelsFF@gmail.com
(6 - 8 grado): email@example.com
Diocesan Sexual Abuse and Misconduct HotLine: If you have information about possible sexual abuse or misconduct by any clergy, employee or volunteer of the Diocese of Charlotte, report concerns safely, securely and anonymously 24/7 over the phone using the diocese’s new hotline, 1-888-630-5929, or online: www.RedFlagReporting.com/RCDOC
Please note: If you suspect a child is in danger, please contact 9-1-1 or your local law enforcement agency.
Safe Environment Training: Did you know that every Church worker must go through abuse prevention and education training? Find more information about the Diocese of Charlotte’s Safe Environment program, sign up for Protecting God’s Children training and more: https://charlottediocese.org/human-resources/safe-environment
For more information or questions, please contact the diocese’s Human Resources Office at https://charlottediocese.org/human-resources or 704-370-6299.
New and Gently Used Shoes: The Knights of Columbus is seeking new and serviceable men’s and women’s shoes for delivery to the VA Medical Center in Kernersville, NC for our local veterans. The VA keeps items such as this in storage and distributes them when they have a VA patient in need. Please bring the items to the MDC and place them into the bins near the entrance.
Choir Members: We are in need of a few more members for the Choir. Must attend the 10am Mass regularly. Please contact Theresa Hutton at 336-309-4317 if you are interested.
Altar Servers: We are in need of a few more altar server volunteers. Must be in 4th grade or up and have received first communion. Also must attend mass on a regular basis.
Accompanist Needed: Do you play the piano? Or another instrument? We are in need of an accompanist at our 10 AM Mass. Please contact Father Peter or Theresa at your convenience. Thank You!
Please Let Us Know! Are you having a health issue? or getting ready for surgery? Do you know someone in the parish who is in the hospital? Please call and let us know. We rely on you to help us keep in touch with those who may not be able to contact us themselves. Thank You.
¡Por favor déjanos saber! ¿Está teniendo un problema de salud? O prepararse para la cirugía? ¿Conoces a alguien en la parroquia que está en el hospital? Por favor, llámenos y háganoslo saber. Confiamos en usted para ayudarnos a mantenerse en contacto con aquellos que tal vez no puedan hacerlo por sí mismos. Gracias.
Mass Intentions/ Sanctuary Lamps: suggested donation for each is $10. Sign-up sheet for Sanctuary Lamps is on the back table in the Msgr Duncan Center - one intention per week. Please call the church office for Mass Intentions to be sure the date you want is open. Blank envelopes are at the back of the MDC for making payments. Please write checks to ‘Holy Angels’ and make a notation for ‘Mass Intention’ or ‘Sanctuary Lamp’ and if its for ‘deceased’ or ‘sickness’ on the envelope and leave in the basket on the office door. Thank You!
Community Support: Aluminum cans and tabs are continuously collected by our Knights and Columbiettes to generate monies for community needs. Please separate the tabs from the cans and place them in the small building behind our granite church. Many thanks!
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
11406 HOLY ANGELS COUNCIL
Grand Knight: Tom Starbuck
Deputy Grand Knight: Robert Cross
Meeting Schedule: Every 2nd Monday of the month 6:30PM Social, 7:00PM Meeting Start in the Msgr. Duncan Center behind the church.
The Knights of Columbus is seeking new and serviceable men’s and women’s shoes for delivery to the VA Medical Center in Kernersville, NC for our local veterans. The VA keeps items such as this in storage and distributes them when they have a VA patient in need. Please bring the items to the MDC and place them into the bins near the entrance.
All parishioners are reminded to bring their extra coats and place in the bins under the table at the back of the MDC. The Knights will collect them and turn them in to help our local children this winter.
Knights of Columbus will be offering Bags donated by Lowe’s Foods with the hope that you will bring them back to church with non-perishable food items. They will be collecting them at the back of the church and deliver them to the local food pantries. Thank You for supporting local businesses and those in need.
OUR KNIGHTS IN ACTION
* Operation LAMB - An annual fund raising event to help the
Least Among Us *
*Coats for Kids Campaign* Parishioners are asked to bring in their extra coats and place in the bin in the back of the church during the winter months. We will take them to Hutchens' Cleaners where they clean them for free and distribute them to those organizations in need of coats in our local community.
* Built a ramp for a Handicap member of Holy Angels *
* Financially helped a man attending studies to become a Priest *
* Helping widows within our parish as needed *
Our Knights of Columbus would like to share a couple of significant achievements this week. During the recent installation of new officers, State District Deputy Peter Falk awarded outgoing Grand Knight Frank Mosblech an award for his 2016-2017 achievements supporting programs such as Coats for Kids and Operation LAMB.
Our Council also received an Award of Excellence for the 2016 Operation LAMB drive in which we reached 143% of our 2016 Goal. Our Knights would also like to THANK the Columbiettes for their support with this important fund raiser and other joint efforts throughout the years.
WE NEED YOUR HELP - If any NEW parishioners interested in joining and/or PREVIOUS Knights interested in rejoining our local Knights of Columbus team efforts, please contact your newly elected Grand Knight Randy Goins @ 336-467-4408.
THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
The Knights of Columbus was the leading proponent of the 1954 addition of the words “under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance. U.S. Knights began including the words “under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance in 1951 after the organization’s board of directors adopted a resolution mandating that the amended pledge be formally recited in each of its 750 Fourth Degree assemblies. A year later, the Supreme Council adopted a resolution that urged Congress and the White House to add the words “under God” to the Pledge. Supreme Knight Luke Hart, who was also president of the National Fraternal Congress, persuaded the other 110 fraternal societies to support the resolution as well. The Pledge of Allegiance was formally amended by Congress and signed into law by President Dwight Eisenhower on Flag Day, June 14, 1954. In a letter following the action, President Eisenhower thanked Supreme Knight Hart for the K of C’s work in making the addition of the words “under God,” to the Pledge a reality. Today the Order is directly involved in defending the Pledge against the most recent legal challenges to its constitutionality. In 2005, atheist Michael Newdow, whose earlier lawsuit had been rejected by the U.S. Supreme Court because he lacked standing, filed a new challenge with a number of coplaintiffs. He asked the U.S. District Court in Sacramento, CA to declare the Pledge unconstitutional because it contains the words “under God.” The Knights of Columbus and seven individual Knights and their families sought and were granted permission to join the suit as defendant-intervenors. In 2006, the District Court ruled against the Pledge, and the Knights immediately appealed the decision to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Oral arguments in the case were heard by a panel of the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco on Tuesday, December 4, 2007. On March 11, 2010, the court issued a decision upholding the constitutionality of the Pledge, and ruling that the words under God “do not violate the Establishment Clause.” On October 31, 2007, Newdow filed a similar lawsuit against the school system in Hanover, New Hampshire, this time on behalf of the Freedom From Religion Foundation and several local plaintiffs. Once again, the Knights of Columbus sought and received permission from the court to become defendant-intervenors. On September 30, 2009, U.S. District Judge Steven McAuliffe ruled that the Pledge of Allegiance - including the words “under God” - did not violate the Constitution, and dismissed the case. Judge McAuliffe held that the Pledge “neither advances nor inhibits religion” and “does not foster excessive government involvement with religion.” It was, he said, “enacted to enhance instruction in the Nation’s history, and foster a sense of patriotism.” Newdow has appealed to the First Circuit.
WHY YOU SHOULD BECOME A KNIGHT: https://www.kofc.org/un/en/join/index.html
JOIN US TODAY: https://www.kofc.org/un/en/join/sign-me-up.html