Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church
REV. LAWRENCE W. HEINEY, 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.
Faith and Common Sense
The Catholic Response to an Epidemic
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THIS WEEK'S BULLETIN NEWS:
Brothers and Sisters,
We are God’s chosen. His Son has made his dwelling with us. We prepare during this Advent to celebrate the promises that have been made for our salvation in Jesus. These are summarized in the Creed. The Nicene Creed, the one we proclaim at Sunday Mass, was written in 325 AD. Around 336 AD, in the city of Rome, the Christians instituted a feast day celebrating the revelations that make up this Creed.
The Creed firstly speaks of God. God is Trinity. Secondly, it speaks of the Incarnation of how Jesus is true God and true Man in one Person who died and rose again. Lastly, it speaks of the Holy Spirit who accomplishes the Divine Promises. The Holy Spirit unites us in the Body of Christ. The Holy Spirit forgives sin. The Holy Spirit inspires eternal life in us.
Pray the Creed. Open yourself to God with faith that He will fulfill what we hope for by His everlasting love. Amen, Amen!
Somos los elegidos de Dios. Su Hijo ha habitado con nosotros. Nos preparamos durante este Adviento para celebrar las promesas que se han hecho para nuestra salvación en Jesús. Estos se resumen en el Credo. El Credo de Nicea, el que proclamamos en la misa dominical, fue escrito en el 325 d.C. Hacia el 336 d.C., en la ciudad de Roma, los cristianos instituyeron una fiesta para celebrar las revelaciones que componen este Credo.
El Credo habla en primer lugar de Dios. Dios es Trinidad. En segundo lugar, habla de la Encarnación de cómo Jesús es verdadero Dios y verdadero Hombre en una Persona que murió y resucitó. Por último, habla del Espíritu Santo que cumple las promesas divinas. El Espíritu Santo nos une en el Cuerpo de Cristo. El Espíritu Santo perdona el pecado. El Espíritu Santo nos inspira vida eterna.
Reza el Credo. Ábrete a Dios con fe en que Él cumplirá lo que esperamos con Su amor eterno. ¡Amén, amén!
HAPPENINGS AT OUR CHURCH:
If it is not your practice now, begin to have a time to pray at home. Be aware of God, be conscious of His presence. Prayer is our activity in the middle of this desert.
Listen for the Iris reports. If you are not receiving them, be sure you are registered with the Parish and we have your updated email and phone number. Any questions or updates should be directed to the Parish email at for the quickest response. Other options to receive timely updates regarding the Parish activities are to like us on Facebook and visit our web page.
Please remember to mail in your tithe.
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!
Iris Alert 11/19/2020:
Be thankful for all the knowledge that God has inspired into our medical scientists and practitioners. Thank God that we will have a couple of vaccines by the end of the year, hopefully.
The good news is we may have vaccines. The bad news is that the spread of the virus has not been mitigated. It is at the worst rate of transmission. It is growing exponentially.
Many governors have been bringing back various restrictions. We will be taking temperatures. We will be singing and mostly using chant. This will cut down on the spread of spit. I am considering cutting back on attendance.
Thank you for your donations. I encourage you to sign up for our e-offering. The info is in the bulletin which is printed and also available on our web page and on Facebook.
Office Hours: The office will be closed December 23rd through January 4th.
The office is open 9am until 1pm on Tuesdays but otherwise will continue to have unusual hours throughout the pandemic. The best way to contact the office is either at the Parish email: or to call the office and leave a detailed message with your contact information. Calls are monitored remotely and can’t be returned if you do not leave a voicemail. If you need to stop by the office, please call or email in advance to set up a time due to the unusual work hours. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
Creed Class: Monday, December 7th at 6:30 PM in the Monsignor Duncan Center. Final session. “What does the Creed say to me!” Then a session on Christmas.
Retirement Fund For Religious: In good times and bad, senior Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests have dedicated themselves to service and acts of mercy. Today, they pray for an aching world. Yet years of serving for little or no pay have left their religious communities without enough retirement savings. Your gift to the Retirement Fund for the Religious helps provide medications, nursing care, and other necessities. Please be generous in next week’s second collection.
Immaculate Conception: Mass is noon on Tuesday, December 8th. Confession will be held before Mass. The obligation has been waived due to Covid.
CONCEPCIÓN INMACULADA: La misa es al mediodía del martes 8 de diciembre. La confesión se llevará a cabo antes de la Misa. La obligación se ha renunciado debido a Covid.
Our Lady of Guadalupe: Mass is 6:30PM on Friday, December 11th and 10AM on Saturday, December 12th. Two Masses to accommodate the large attendance. Please only attend ONE Mass to allow others to participate.
NUESTRA SEÑORA DE GUADALUPE: La misa es a las 6:30 pm el viernes 11 de diciembre y a las 10 am el sábado 12 de diciembre. Dos misas para dar cabida a la gran asistencia. Por favor, solo asista a UNA Misa para permitir que otros participen.
Confession: Confessions during Advent will be on Tuesday and Friday from 11:30 til noon; and on Sat 3-4 PM. Extra times will be added before Christmas mass.
Calendars: Parish Calendars are being given out at Mass. They will be available on the organ stand in the chapel.
Toy Drive: The Columbiettes and Knights will be holding a Toy Drive for the Salvation Army this year since there will be no Angel Trees. All gifts must be in sealed boxes or packages and will be collected at the Masses starting with November 20/21 and ending on the weekend of December 5/6. Father Larry has given us permission to keep them while collecting. Do not wrap and just place in Classroom #4 and God Bless you all for thinking of children in need.
Counseling Services: Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte is pleased to provide professional mental health counseling for couples and adults. If we can help, please call us at 336-714-3204. Check us out at https://ccdoc.org/en/services/counseling . Peace is just a phone call away.
Sanitizing: Volunteers wipe down the Missalettes with disinfecting wipes and spray the chairs with disinfecting spray after each Mass. Only the disinfecting wipes are to be used on the books and only the disinfecting spray is to be used on the chairs. We do not want to run out of supplies during this time of high demand. Thank you.
Los voluntarios limpian las Missalettes con toallitas desinfectantes y rocían las sillas con spray desinfectante después de cada Misa. Solo las toallitas desinfectantes deben usarse en los libros y solo el spray desinfectante debe usarse en las sillas. No queremos quedarnos sin suministros durante este tiempo de alta demanda. Gracias.
Seating: Please do not move chairs around. If you must, be careful each chair has a six foot circle about it. The tiles are each one-foot square. In the main hall the chairs are singles, doubles, and triples. For bigger households, there are fours and fives in the Cry Room which for time being is not reserved for noisy babies.
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.
Teachers Needed: Faith Formation is in need of more teachers. Please contact Ms. Lisa or Ms. Stella for more information.
Hispanic Ministries: Every Friday Evening from 7pm-8pm in the Chapel for prayer. All students and families are invited to attend.
Todos los viernes por la tarde de 7 pm a 8 pm en la capilla para orar. Todos los estudiantes y familias están invitados a asistir.
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 Larry 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 note ‘Mass’ and if its for ‘deceased’ or ‘sickness’ (checks to Fr Larry) or ‘Lamp’ (checks to Holy Angels) 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: Randy Goins
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. Most needed items for the month of February are rice and mayonnaise.
2020 KofC State Raffle Tickets - For Sale
Check with any Knight for your chance to win.
1st Prize $5000 Cash
2nd Prize $4000 Cash
3rd & 4th Prizes $500 Cash
5th & 6th Prizes $400 Cash
7th Prize $200 Cash
Drawing: May 2, 2020
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