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1 St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church 601 N. 4th, St. Charles, MO Founded 1791 Parish Office: School Office: Religious Education Office: Latino Ministry: St. Vincent DePaul Society: leave a message after the recording Pastoral Staff: Father John Reiker, Pastor: Father Don Schramm, Associate Pastor: Father Urban Knoll, Senior Priest in Service Deacon Don McElroy, Deacon Deacon Fred Haehnel, Deacon Sister Raquel Ortez, Latino Ministry Mrs. Becca McCullough, Director of Religious Education Mrs. Peggy Dupree, Office Manager Mrs. Gerry Lanigan, Office Secretary Mrs. Ann Hoffman, School Principal Mrs. Mary Birk, School Secretary Mrs. Mary Kutchback, Organist, Pastoral Associate for Seniors Mrs. Beth Duello, Children s Choir Mrs. Lisa Delicath, Contemporary Youth Choir Mr. Ron Weisar, Parish Council Chairperson Schedule of Holy Mass Saturday: 8:00 a.m., 5:00 p.m. vigil for Sunday Sunday: 7:00, 8:30, 10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. in Spanish Weekdays: 6:30 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. Holy Days of Obligation: watch the bulletin National Holidays: 9:00 a.m. Eucharistic Adoration Third Mondays, 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Parish Office Business Hours Monday thru Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Bulletin deadline: Monday 10:00 a.m. SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation: Saturdays 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. or by appointment Sacrament of Baptism: Arrangements made after parental instruction. Call the parish office for more information. Sacrament of Matrimony: Contact the parish office six months prior to wedding to begin preparations Prayer Requests: or Perpetual Help Devotions: Tuesdays following the 8:00 a.m. Mass Rosary: Daily (except Sunday) after 8:00 a.m. Mass and Wednesdays 6:30 p.m. at the outdoor shrine Wedding Receptions: Please call Special Events Coordinator for rates and availability: Neil Burton OUR WARM WELCOME TO ALL! We welcome all who come and worship with us. If you wish to join our parish faith family, or have a change in your contact information, kindly complete this form. You can return it to the Rectory, place in in the collection, or give it to a Priest or Deacon. Name Cell/Phone Number Address/Zip Please make the above changes to my parish record I wish to find out more about the Catholic faith I would like to speak with a Priest/Deacon I would like our Church Family to pray for:

2 Welcome to St. Charles Borromeo Parish! Thank You, Jesus and Borromeo, for an Awesome Holy Week! Thank you, Jesus, for raising us up to Your new life of love changing us and helping us to grow through our Church Family here at SCB. All the Holy Week celebrations and Sacraments were so moving and lifechanging. Thanks to so many who participated and helped in many various ways to make them so beautiful and spiritually growthful, especially all our ministers and choir and decorators. We are all thankful to Jesus for calling our newest members to our Church through the RCIA and RCIC your joy and love, enthusiasm and commitment are a Witness to us all of Jesus, truly alive and working in us. Please read their stories over the next few weeks. A Warm Borromeo Welcome to our Deacon-to-be Jorge and Karla Perez We are so happy to be assigned another Deacon (although his Ordination is two years away) and his wife: Jorge and Karla Perez. Please read their bio later in this bulletin (and I m so sorry I did not get this in sooner.) He is already helping us in so many ways with prayerful enthusiasm. Our prayers and love and gratitude are with them. Celebrate the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion We welcome and congratulate our young people and their families who are being filled with the grace of the Holy Spirit and Presence of Jesus this week. All are welcome this Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30pm for Confirmation. You are in our love and prayers and now fully in our Church Family. PRAYER OF THE WEEK A Stewardship Parish May parish is composed of people like me. I help make it what it is. It will be friendly, if I am. It will be holy, if I am. Its pews will be filled, if I help fill them. It will do great work, if I work. It will be prayerful, if I pray. It will bring others into its worship, if I invite and bring them. Therefore, with the help of God, I now dedicate myself to the task of being all the things that I want my parish to be. Amen. Joke of the Week An optimist and a pessimist could never quite agree on any topic of discussion. One day the optimist decided he d found a way to pull his friend out of his continually pessimistic way of thinking. The optimist owned a hunting dog that could walk on water. He would take the pessimist and the dog out duck hunting from a boat. The men were in the middle of the lake when the optimist shot a duck, and the dog immediately walked across the water, retrieved the bird, and returned to the boat. The optimist looked at his friend and asked, What do you think about that? The pessimist replied, That dog can t swim, can he? Spread the Gospel, the Good News about Jesus and His Borromeo Family! Your brother in Jesus, Father John We offer our prayerful sympathy to Anna Thelen on the death of her husband Erwin Thelen, and to the families of Genevieve Schultz, Joe Poett, Linda Heath and Russell Droege. May they, and all the faithful departed, rest in peace. Please pray for our loved ones who are hospitalized or ill, including: John Civili, Dee Launis, Barb Carosone, Greg Wies, Russell Droege, Madge Eisenbath, Ron Rattini

3 Second Sunday of Easter, April 15, 2012 Servers for 8:00am Weekday Masses Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday, April 16/17/18 Tyler Beerman, Nathan Logan, Tom Stewart, JJ Tubbs Thursday/Friday, April 19/20 Karla Shelburne, Anna Johnson, Kristin Meyer, Audrey Dickherber, Serena Yanez Saturday, April 21 Nicole & Tyler Barteau Monday, April 16, Easter Weekday 6:30 a.m. Communion Service 8:00 a.m. Catherine Zimmer Tuesday, April 17, Easter Weekday 6:30 a.m. Helen Schneider 1st anniv. 8:00 a.m. John Handley 1st anniv. Wednesday, April 18, Easter Weekday 6:30 a.m. Chuck Didion 8:00 a.m. Alice Wilkins Thursday, April 19, Easter Weekday 8:00 a.m. Robert J. Glenn II 8:00 a.m. Ausiel Cattoor anniv. Friday, April 20, Easter Weekday 6:30 a.m. Barbara Muehlenkamp 8:00 a.m. Dr. Paul Blessing Saturday, April 21, St. Anselm, bishop/doctor 8:00 a.m. Les Suchman 4th anniv. 5:00 p.m. Our Parish Family Sunday, April 22, Third Sunday of Easter 7:00 a.m. Joe Hensley 3rd anniv. 8:30 a.m. Martha Schimweg 10:00 a.m. Bernice Burckhardt 11:30 a.m. Clarence Boerding SCB Catholic B K Club We ll meet Tuesday, April 18 at 7pm in the church office to discuss Tattoos on the Heart, the Power of Boundless Compassion, written by Fr. Gregory Boyle, founder of Homeboy Industries, about his ministry in the gang capital of Los Angeles. For more info, call Fr. John at or Brenda Galloy at Ministry List: April 21/22 April 21 5:00 p.m. L/C: Linda Beeson, Carrie Kremer Youth Choir EM: Tim Delicath, Rob Glosier, Trudi Heisohn, Larry Ohlms (Host) Tom & Joyce Schneider Serv: Tyler Beerman, Bryce & Amy Edmondson Ush: Jim Lammert, Larry Ohlms, Dick & Elaine Rufkahr GB: Mary Scheidegger, Ethel Nieweg Gr: Jack Muehlenkamp, Dee Boggs April 22 7:00 a.m. L/C: Madge Eisenbath Mary Baronovic EM: Flo Williams, Bob Poeling, Jean Schaeffer Serv: Ashley Norviel, JJ Tubbs Ush: Mark Leonhard, Josey Page, Dave Schaeffer, Joseph D. Weber GB: Tom & Margie Pickering Gr: Jim & Madge Eisenbath April 22 8:30 a.m. L/C: Maureen Prinster, Rachel Kitzmann Colette Sebacher EM: Julie Marsek, Lori Wiseman, Dolly Johannesman, Lu McElroy (Host) Ken & Connie Kapeller Serv: Alec Cosher, Jayme Bergman, Andrew Johnson Ush: Elmer Dill, Ken Kapeller, Ken Stoltman, Don Wappelhorst GB: Jim & Carrie Weber Gr: volunteers please April 22 10:00 a.m. L/C: Mary Glenn, Annie Zimpfer Choir EM: Roland Faubert, Colleen Harmon, Theresa Johnson, Patti York (Host) Diane Medler, Rosa Lee Rodgers Serv: Kristin Meyer, Chase Dent, Karie Schmitz Ush: Mike Hogan, Francis Hogan, Ray Powers, Gregg Jost GB: Gene & Lisa Carroll Gr: Tom Oelklaus, Harriette Wayne April 22 11:30 a.m. L/C: Maria & Rosa Martinez el coro EM: Ampelia V., Cathy Herrod, Richard Veit, Jorge Perez (Host) Steve & Betty Cave Serv: Luz, Carlos, Alma Quiroz Ush: Ken Blume, Jeff Kozich, Diego Damian, Leobardo Aguilar GB: Tim & Karen Bruening Gr: Rafael & Antonia Hernandez Pray-ers Needed! Have you tried giving an hour of time to pray to our Lord Jesus during Eucharistic Adoration? It is truly more a gift and grace of Jesus to you than you to Him. Eucharistic Adoration at St. Charles Borromeo is held the 3rd Monday of each month (April 16) from 8:30am to 6:30pm, and we especially need an individual or two for the 6:00 time slot, which includes closing Benediction. Please call Carol Pappas at or

4 Welcome to St. Charles Borromeo Parish! Contributions: March 31/April 1 General contributions: $16, Loose: 1, Matching Gifts: Total Contributions $18, Capital Improvements: $ Mission trip to Mexico: $70.00 Catholic Relief Services: $ Regina Cleri: $75.00 Contributions: April 7/8 General contributions: $24, Loose: 2, Matching Gifts: 2, Total Contributions $29, Capital Improvements: $ Holy Land: $1, Help-A-Student: $ Regina Cleri: $1, St. Vincent depaul donations: $3, % dedicated to Birthright March Matching Gifts Corporate Matching Gifts: $ Pfizer $ Corporate Matching Gifts Year-to-Date: $15, THANK YOU for the great love you show to our Borromeo Family carrying on the work of Jesus and to those in need by the generosity you display when you share your Treasure, and all God s gifts to you, given for others. The community of believers was of one heart and mind and no one claimed that any of his possessions was his own. ACTS 4:32 Stewardship calls us to recognize, just as the early Christians did, that none of our possessions is our own. All that we have our health, our education, our skills, our talents, and our livelihood are gifts from God. The natural reaction when someone gives you a gift is to want to give something back. What do you give back to God? We pray that we may learn to see all of our blessings as abundant gifts from God, placed in our hands so that we may use them for the benefit of all God s people. Join us in praying the Rosary on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm at the Shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe. ~~ Activities This Week ~~ Monday, April 16 Eucharistic Adoration: 8:30am 6:30pm School resumes Natl. Jr. Honor Society, St. Charles Room, 3:00pm Girl Scouts, St. Charles Room, 5:30pm Cub Scouts, cafe, 6:00pm W-CRHP1, Pope John XXIII Room, 6:00pm St. Vincent depaul, church office, 7:00pm IT Committee, Bicentennial Room, 7:00pm Tuesday, April 17 Girl Scouts, St. Charles Room, 3:00pm RCIA, Bicentennial Room, 7:00pm Sacrament of Confirmation, 7:30pm All Welcome! Café reserved from, 6:00 10:00pm Wednesday, April 18 Quilting, rectory basement, 8:30am Bridges, Bicentennial Room, 5:00pm W-CRHP9, St. Charles Room, 6:30pm Parent Support Network, Pope John XXIII, 7:00pm SCB Book Club, church office, 7:00pm Thursday, April 19 Cub Scouts, Bicentennial Room, 3:00pm Youth 4 Christ, Band Room, 5:30pm Boy Scouts, café, 7:00pm Friday, April 20 St. Pat casseroles, deliver to church office by 8:30am Grandparents Day at school Noon dismissal Event in gym this evening Saturday, April 21 Men s Fellowship, Bicentennial Room, 6:30am Spiritual Renewal, church office, 9:00am First Communion, 10:00am Sunday, April 22 Ladies Sodality News CONGRATULATIONS to Joann Bethmann, the winner of the Quilt A Month for April. You can see a picture of Joann with her quilt on the Sodality website. You can still get tickets to be in the drawings for 8 more months. Special thanks to the quilters for making this possible. Ladies Sodality Annual Church Tour will be Wednesday, April 25. We will be going to St. Joseph Shrine, McMurphy Grille for lunch, Soulard, and St. Stanislaus Church. Cost will be $30 which will include lunch. This is open to anyone (including men) who want to join us. Call Barb at to make your reservation. Daughters of Isabella meeting April 18, 2012 at 1:45pm, St. Peter Daycare Building in St. Vincent depaul office.

5 Second Sunday of Easter, April 15, 2012 Scholarship Program This program is open to all families with new students entering the Kindergarten through 4th Grade, or Catholic families with students currently attending a Catholic elementary school who are in the Kindergarten through 8th Grade. AWARDS The minimum award amount per child is $1,000 per year. The maximum award amount per child is $2,000 per year. Please note: The scholarship will follow the family through the 8th grade as long as the family continues to meet financial eligibility and the child(ren) remain a student in good standing in an Archdiocesan elementary school. INCOME ELIGIBILITY All figures represent maximum eligible income per household size. Household Income Household Income Household Income Household Size 100% of $ % of $ % of $ Less than $25,000 Up to $35,000 Up to $49,000 3 Less than $28,000 Up to $39,200 Up to $54,880 4 Less than $31,000 Up to $43,400 Up to $60,760 5 Less than $34,000 Up to $47,600 Up to $66,640 6 Less than $37,000 Up to $51,800 Up to $72,520 7 Less than $40,000 Up to $56,000 Up to $78,400 8 Less than $43,000 Up to $60,200 Up to $84,280 for each additional child add $3,000 add $4,200 add $5, Household Size includes you, your spouse, if married, all children under 18, and any elderly parents that live with you. 2. Household Income is the income of you AND your spouse, if you are married, plus payments from public assistance, social security, child support and unemployment compensation, if applicable, AND income of working parents that live with you. Alive in Christ requires a copy of your 2011 Federal Tax Return (2011 income) and reviews line 37 Adjusted Gross Income. If you have not yet filed a 2011 Federal Tax Return, copies of your W-2 s will suffice. Alive in Christ requires proof of public assistance, social security, child support, and unemployment compensation, if applicable. 3. Look at the chart above and find your household size. Look to the right at the income column. If your total household income (based on the explanation in item 2) falls within an income figure in one of the columns, your family may qualify for the scholarship program. Required Documents: Proof of Income (2011 Federal 1040 or W-2 plus income from any other sources) must be submitted with your completed application. Applications are available in either the school or church office Scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first served basis, so you must act quickly to be considered.

6 Welcome to St. Charles Borromeo Parish! MISSION TRIP FUNDRAISER Food, Music, Raffles, Dance, Fun for everybody! Comida, Música, Rifas, Bailes, Entretenimiento para toda la familia 2012 Cinco de Mayo Celebration - MAY 5 Starts at 5:00pm with Mass outdoors and continues with food, music and fun!!! Steubenville Youth Conference: July 13-15, 2012 Attention 8th-12th grade teens! A few spots are still available to attend Steubenville this summer. This high energy youth conference held in Springfield, MO is filled with great speakers and non-stop music. A $30 deposit is required to hold your spot. Contact Becca McCullough or Sam Plummer with any questions. Find our Group on Facebook under Saint Charles Borromeo Youth Ministry to keep up with all of the Youth News! Our Totally Catholic Vacation Bible School: June 4-8, 2012 Imagine kids trusting God forever... the sky s the limit! The Thrill! The Joy! The Freedom! Every kid wishes they could fly... So imagine transforming our parish into the boundless blue sky! At Sky Totally Catholic VBS, kids discover that for God, all things are possible. No matter who you are No matter how you feel No matter what people do TRUST GOD! No matter what happens No matter where you are The sky is the limit kids can trust that for God, all things are possible. Volunteers from 7th grade to 77 years young are needed! Are you interested in taking this flight? Call Becca McCullough to volunteer today! DON T FORGET!!! If you did not order any photos from Lifetouch for our Pictorial Directory, your free 8 x 10 is in the box in the Narthex.

7 Second Sunday of Easter, April 15, 2012 Readings for the Week Mon: Is 2:1-5; Mt 8:5-11 Tue: Is 11:1-10; Lk 10:21-24 Wed: Rom 10:9-18; Mt 4:18-22 Thu: Is 26:1-6; Mt 7:21, Fri: Is 29:17-24; Mt 9:27-31 Sat: Is 30:19-21, 23-26; Mt 9: :1, 5a, 6-8 Sun: Is 40:1-5, 9-11; Ps 85; 2 Pt 3:8-14; Mk 1:1-8 The Gospel for All Ages Question from the Gospel: When have you found new life in forgiving or being forgiven? Question for Older Teens: What is valuable about Thomas s questioning and wanting firsthand experience of touching Jesus wounds? Question for Younger Teens Why does Thomas refuse to believe Jesus is risen? Question for Preschool What did Jesus do that we celebrate on Easter? This Week s Reflection Jesus gives us joy in the Gospel. Many women and men followed Jesus from the beginning of his ministry, heard his teaching, and witnessed his healing actions. Those who witness his resurrection experience their faith in a new way. The beloved disciple sees the empty tomb and believes Jesus is risen. Mary Magdalene hears the risen Jesus speak her name and believes. Peter and the whole community of Jesus followers pray together in fear, receive peace and forgiveness from the risen Jesus, and believe. And Thomas doubts that Jesus is risen until he sees Jesus for himself and believes. Jesus friends witnessed his death and resurrection and began to proclaim that God raised up to new life the Jesus who was crucified. The resurrection reveals Jesus divinity and his presence with us forever our source of joy. Attention High School and College GRADUATES!!!! Our parish will be celebrating a special Mass in your honor of SUNDAY, JUNE 3 at 10:00am to recognize your achievements. Following Mass there will be a small reception in the café. Please contact the parish office with your name and address ASAP! Parish Office: New Wording in the Mass THE CONCLUDING RITES Go in peace, glorifying the Lord by your life. So St. Paul exhorts us: Whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God (1 Cor 10: 31). So too he prays for his disciples in Thessalonica, that they may so live that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in them, and they in Christ (2 Thes 1: 12). Every moment of our lives is an opportunity to give God that glory; when we rejoice, when we mourn, when we leap with youth and strength, and when we lay ourselves down to die. All times, all places, before all people, and in all our deeds, we may preach with our lives, proclaiming, Not to us, O Lord, not to us but to your name give glory because of your kindness, because of your truth (Ps 115: 1). It is a glory of love that brims over, that blesses us, for it is as Jesus says to his Apostles, praying and giving glory to the Father: I have given them the glory you gave me, so that they may be one, as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may be brought to perfection as one, that the world may know that you sent me, and that you loved them even as you loved me (Jn 17: 22-23). To God be the glory, now and for ever. Marriage in Christ has been promised between: Laura Courtois and Josh Schroeder Hannah Grewach and Nicholas Stonebarger Shopping list for April 14/15: beef stew, pears, pancake mix, syrup, mixed vegetables, laundry liquid, paper grocery bags April 15 11:30 a.m. L/C: Arely Aragon, Rosa Alvarado el coro EM: Bernardo Silverio, Maria Ramirez, Dionisia Zamudio, Guadalupe Damian (Host) Antonia Hernandez, Judith O Connor Serv: Karen & Uriel Zamudio, Lilia Fuentes Ush: Ken Blume, Jeff Kozich, Carlos Chica, Rafael Fuentes GB: Jose Damian & Family Gr: Rafael & Maria Fuentes Please contact our Prayer Tree for your prayer intentions: or

8 Welcome to St. Charles Borromeo Parish! PARROQUIA SAN CHARLES BORROMEO MINISTERIO LATINO Oficina: Tel: (636) Fax (636) BAUTISMO: Se debe participar en 2 pláticas: La de Liturgia y la de Sacramentos Mes de Abril: El 1 La de Liturgia y Abril 8 Sacramentos. 9:30am oficina parroquial. No se aceptan llegadas tarde. Bautismos en Español 2 do y4 to domingo de mes, en Ingles 1 do y3 to. Requisitos: traer identificación y acta de nacimiento del niño (solo si el bautismo es en nuestra parroquia). La plática de Sacramentos es para adultos. Favor dejar los niños en casa. Traer un lapicero. Nota: La parroquia se reserva el derecho a hacer los cambios que considere necesarios sin previo aviso. Favor siempre checar el boletín actual para tener la información correcta de acuerdo a la fecha en curso. IMPUESTOS-TAXES: Solo los Martes 9am-1pm. CATEQUESIS: Confesiones para todos los niños en catequesis con sus padres en la iglesia el 12 de Mayo a las 5:45pm. 1ª Comunión Mayo 27. ADORACION NOCTURNA: sábado 21 de abril de 6pm-10pm. RETIRO CRISTO RENUEVA SU PARROQUIA CRHP Retiro de Hombres: Mayo 19 y de Mujeres: Junio 2. Inscríbete ya! Dios esta llamándote. Atenderás? QUINCEANERA: Retiro: sábado 5 de mayo de 9am-4pm. Registrarse con el Padre Donaldo GRUPO DE JOVENES: Próximas reuniones: Abril: 12 y 26 VIAJE A MEXICO : Como ya se ha anunciado tenemos el viaje a México en el mes de Julio (la primera semana). Todos están invitados a participar e ir a ayudar a nuestra gente. El viaje es para compartir y departir con nuestros hermanos mexicanos y construir una casa para una familia pobre. 2DO ENCUENTRO DIOCESANO: Este 2012 se llevara a cabo en la Iglesia Nuestra Sra. de Guadalupe. Sábado Abril 28 de 8:30-2p. Te esperamos. FIESTA CINCO DE MAYO Este próximo cinco de mayo tendremos una fiesta aquí en nuestra parroquia. Tendremos venta de comida, postre, sodas, cervezas y margaritas. Música en vivo y por su puesto nuestro querido DJ Oscar Fuentes. El evento es para recaudar fondos para la misión en México donde gente de nuestra parroquia ira para ayudar a construir una casa para una familia pobre. Participa! ANÚNCIESE: Quiere anunciarse en el calendario parroquial que se reparte en Diciembre? El valor es $112 y se anunciara en 200 calendarios. También puede compartir el anuncio con alguien más que usted conoce y solo pagan $56 cada uno. HOY ES DOMINGO DE COMPARTIR Y DEPARTIR: DONAS EN LA CAFETERIA. (se aceptan donaciones gracias) FELIZ TIEMPO DE PASCUA!! Felicidades otra vez a todo/as por la gran fiesta y su participación en la Semana Santa y el Domingo de Resurrección de Jesús, nuestro Dios y Salvador. Que Dios les siga inspirando y fortaleciendo con el poder de su Espíritu. El Señor nos ha renovado en su gracia y amor a través de las celebraciones y sacramentos de su Iglesia. Gracias por su presencia y participación en la Misa de La Última Cena, el Jueves Santo. El Lavatorio de Los Pies, en imitación de Jesús con sus Apóstoles, nos hizo apreciar el gran amor y la humildad de Jesús hasta hoy en día con nosotros. La recepción del Cuerpo y Sangre de Jesús en la Misa nos unió a Él y a cada hermano y hermana presente en la Misa. La Procesión de los niños preparándose para la Primera Comunión con el Santísimo Sacramento, nos inspiró y nos afirmó en nuestro gran aprecio de Jesús en su Cuerpo y Sangre. Y el gran silencio después de la Misa mostró recogimiento e intimidad con nuestro Señor en nuestro medio. El Vía Crucis viviente el Viernes Santo nos conmovió a todos por la piedad y el respeto tan evidente en cada persona presente. La participación de jóvenes, hombres y mujeres en el drama del sufrimiento y la muerte de Jesús nos ayudó mucho en identificarnos con lo que Jesús padeció para salvar el mundo. Muchísimas gracias a todos por tanto trabajo y práctica las semanas y días anteriores. Se llevó acabo con tanto respeto y acogimiento. Fue un gran don a los feligrés, tanto latino como anglo, de la parroquia. El Sábado de Gloria en la Vigilia nos hizo apreciar a Jesús como La Luz del Mundo; la recepción de 20 personas a la Iglesia, con Profesión de Fe, Bautismo, Confirmación y Primera Comunión, culminó unos siete meses de preparación con clases cada Martes, un retiro y aprendizaje de lo que nuestra querida Iglesia Católica cree y vive. Y luego, el Domingo de la Resurrección, con la Renovación de Promesas Bautismales y el bautismo de NUEVE niños durante la Misa, nos llevó a la cumbre de todas las celebraciones. Otra vez, gracias a toda/os que se involucraron como lectores, el coro, la Procesión, el Vía Crucis, los Bautismos y la devota participación. Viva Cristo Resucitado! Viva Cristo nuestro Rey! P. Donaldo

9 Meet our new Deacon to be (in 2014): Jorge and Karla Perez! Second Sunday of Easter, April 15, 2012 Jorge is originally from Mexico City; Karla is from Coon Rapids, Minnesota. They have been married for 27 yrs. have two young adult children- Amanda and Monica and a two year old Grandson- Omar. They moved to the St Louis area 15 years ago and had been parishioners at All Saints where they had been involved in different ministries. Karla currently works for the St Charles City and County Library System as manager of the Technical Operations group. Karla has a Bachelors degree in Pastoral Ministry from St Benedict University Minnesota. Jorge works for Diebold Inc. as an Analyst. Jorge has an Electronics and Data Communications degree from DeVry University in Chicago, IL. As Jorge reflects back on his life since meeting Karla and their life together, it has been centered on God and his ministry.. To continue with this year s mission theme of conversion, my real conversation started back in 2008, after I attended a CRHP Retreat. Prior to then, I thought I had my life all figured out and planned out. I had a successful carrier at Bank of America for 10 years, and then I lost my job and there were other changes in our lives which we had not planned for, it was a very difficult time for us. You have heard it said: if you want to hear God laugh tell him your plan: well that was us. During the retreat, I realized how much I was missing, how much more I could or should do for our Lord, I had been blessed so much. I realized then, I had to give back, but still didn t know how. Then one day a priest asked me if I had considered becoming a Deacon. I immediately answered: No, not really. A couple of days later, a religious Sister asked me the same thing. I again said: No, I said I was waiting for God to tell me or to show me what he wanted me to do, and then I remembered what my wife had said some time before then. She told me that I would make a good Deacon. Of course, at that time I didn t listen to her. However now I had more people tapping me in the shoulder about it, I then had to stop, pray and reflect on this. So then I attended the Permanent Diaconate Orientation Meeting in the spring of 09. I kept praying and discerning and finally I said: God if you really want me to do this, let it be your will, I am here to serve you, do with me as you will. Well as they say, the rest is history I now have been in the Permanent Diaconate program in the Archdiocese of St Louis for 3 years and have two years left before ordination. In February of this year, I was assigned by the Diaconate Office of the Archdiocese to Saint Charles Borromeo to become part of this parish and continue my ministerial training here. I am very excited to be part of this parish and -God willing- be able to serve God and this parish as an ordain Deacon Jorge & Karla Perez Jorge es originario de la Ciudad de México, Karla es de Coon Rapids, Minnesota. Han estado casados por 27 años y tienen dos hijas adultas; Amanda y Mónica. Y un nieto- Omar de 2 años. Ellos vinieron a St Louis hace aproximadamente 15 años y han sido párrocos de All Saints, donde han participado en distintos ministerios. Karla trabaja en las oficinas de la Biblioteca del Condado y Ciudad de St Charles. Tiene su bachillerato en Ministro Pastoral de la Universidad de St Benedict - Minnesota y Jorge Trabaja en Diebold como Analista. Tiene educación en Electrónica y Data Comunicaciones de la universidad de DeVry - Chicago. Cuando Jorge reflexiona en su vida desde que conoció y ha estado junto a Karla, esta vida a sido centrada en Dios y en su ministerio. En 2008 después de participar en un retire de CRHP, mientras sufría de desempleo y otros cambios en mi vida que yo no había planeado. Me di cuenta que debería yo de enfocarme más en Dios y no tanto en mi vida. Un día un sacerdote me pregunto si yo había pensado en ser Diacono Permanente. Inmediatamente dije: NO. Después, una hermana religiosa también me pregunto si estuviera interesado en ser Diacono. Esto me recordó que un tiempo anterior, Karla me había dicho que yo haría un buen Diacono. En ese tiempo no preste atención a lo que Karla me había dicho entonces, pero ahora ya había más personas hablando de esto, tal vez era tiempo de ver que era lo que Dios me estaba tratando de decir o que era lo que Dios quería que yo hiciera. Atendí a una junta de orientación del programa de Diacono Permanente y después de rezar y meditar bastante, le dije a Dios, si esto es lo que tú quieres que haga, hágase tu voluntad y úsame como tú quieras y entre al programa. Tengo ya tres años en el programa, me faltan 2 años más para terminar y ordenarme como Diacono Permanente en la Archidiócesis de St Louis. En Febrero de 2012, la archidiócesis me asigno a St Charles Borromeo para ser parte de esta parroquia y continuar mi entrenamiento ministerial aquí. Estoy muy contento de ser parte de esta parroquia y, si Dios quiere, servirle a él y a esta comunidad como un Diacono. Jorge y Karla Perez

10 Welcome to St. Charles Borromeo Parish! Men s Weekend: May 19/20 C R H P Christ Renews His Parish Women s Weekend: June 2/3 When I was called to make the CRHP Retreat, I didn t know what to expect. As time went on I found myself being drawn into the Holy Spirit. That feeling remains with me more each day. The bonding with my fellow sisters is unbelievable. The camaraderie we share with each other is so special. The Holy Spirit is so close to us. I will never get over the feelings we have for each other. God Bless, ~~Kathy Powers CRHP4 To register, you may sign up online, or by filling out the form in the Narthex of church. To sign up online: Send an to and include your name and contact information. Hombres: 19/20 mayo C R H P Cristo Renueva a Su Parroquia Mujeres: 2/3 junio Cuando fui llamada a participar en el retiro CRHP, No sabia que esperar. Cuando ya estaba en el me sentí atraída por el Espíritu Santo. Ese sentimiento continua conmigo cada dia. La amistad y acercamiento con mis hermanas de CRHP es increíble. La camaradería que compartimos unas a otras es especial. El Espiritu Santo esta tan cerca de nosotras. Este sentimiento que compartimos entre nosotras no se terminara nunca. Dios Bendiga, ~~Kathy Powers CRHP4 Para registrarse llene la aplicación en la mesa atrás iglesia. Borromeo Parish Library Located in the Bicentennial Room Open Sundays from 9:30am to noon Please pray for our expectant moms: Melissa, Christina, Amanda, Amy (April) Kristin, Justine (May) Claudet, Kori, Eruca (June) Carin (July Coree, Anita (August) Jennifer (September) Nery (November) Heather (December) IN THANKSGIVING for the blessings of new baby girls for Elizabeth, Irene, Tracy and Arasely ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Let us pray: for mothers and fathers who have lost a child through abortion, that the Lord s Divine Mercy may fill their souls, bringing them healing and new life. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Duchesne High School Dream Home Sweepstakes Duchesne s Dream Home Sweepstakes has the best odds in town: No more than 3,500 tickets will be sold, and one ticket gives you 20 chances to win BIG cash prizes. The lucky grand prize winner will receive $135,000 toward a new construction or home renovation from Schaeffer Homes and Associates, OR $120,000 CASH! Second price is $10,000 cash, and 18 additional cash prizes ranging from $250 to $2,500 will he awarded! Dream Home tickets are just $100 each. You can purchase tickets by calling DHS at or visiting The grand prize drawing is April 28, 2012 at Duchesne you need not be present to win.

11 Second Sunday of Easter, April 15, 2012 ST. CHARLES BORROMEO PARISH COUNCIL MEETING MINUTES: MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012 In attendance: Dee Barteau, Mike Dreyer, Tammy Durso, Marion Engelhorn, Brenda Galloy, Toni Hernandez, Sister Raquel Ortez, Matt Poelker, Jeff Prinster, Lois Van Boening, Ron Weisar, Father John Reiker The February meeting was cancelled due to inclement weather Mission Trip Update 27 currently signed up Fundraising and special collections have generated $4550 to date Future fundraising plans include a Cinco de Mayo celebration and a car wash. Festival of Ministries Wrap-Up The pancake breakfast was successful. Move set-up to Friday if possible. Additional banner poles were made by Jason Norviel. Carol Faubert inventoried and repaired banners so that they will be ready for next time. Stewardship Conference February, 2012 The Archdiocese of St. Louis is placing a special emphasis on stewardship and providing support to parishes through the Office of Stewardship with resources available on the Archdiocesan website. Following an address by Archbishop Carlson, participants attended four breakout sessions, each hosted by a different parish in the Archdiocese. St. Peter in Kirkwood shared how their parish got started with their own Stewardship Council and explained its purpose. St. Alban Roe shared their vision of stewardship as a personal invitation to each parishioner. They discussed how they got parishioners involved and how they showed appreciation. St. Monica s presentation highlighted stewardship as an ever-changing process that grows as the parish does; as well as the importance of acting as a family. All Saints in St. Peter, Immaculate Conception in Arnold, and St. Bernadette collaborated as they presented creative ways to evangelize. Borromeo has many of the components that emphasize stewardship already in place. Members discussed ways to make these components more cohesive. The next Council meeting will be held on April 9. The next E-Board meeting will be announced. A special word of thanks and our prayers to all who donated an Easter lily this year in remembrance of a loved one. Given by. In Memory of. V. Jack Muehlenkamp Barbara Muehlenkamp Dr. & Mrs. Terry Gamache Larkin Daniel and Barbara Muehlenkamp The Hensley Family Joe Hensley Bramer Family Frank H. Kempker Jr. Helene Schuetz Alfred Schuetz and Erich Schuetz Sharon Handley John Handley Ethel Nieweg Carl Nieweg and Stephen Nieweg Doris Wolf Agnes & George Wolf Pat McDermott Michael McDermott Keubler Family Edna Eberhard Skip & Claire Kaveler and Elizabeth & Marvin Kriesmann Irma Kaveler Adriana, Andrew & Joey Weber Our Daddy Chris Kristina Weber My husband Chris Schimweg Family Martha Schimweg and Henry and Loretta Schimweg McGeehan Family Richard McGeehan Bill & Joyce Mersman Francis (Bud) & Bernadine Vogt Bill & Joyce Mersman William & Marie Mersman Margaret Kister Hubert Kister and Lambert & Marcella Grote Pat Koenen Glenn Koenen and Genevieve Schultz Millie Heckmann Chris & Mary Heckmann Mary Schaefer Mel Schaefer JoAnn Borgmeyer Lou Borgmeyer Nancy & Josey Page Page & Thro Families Jim & Mary Flanagan Kathleen Flanagan Howard Sandi Broeker Michel Broeker Rodney & Carol Narens Rodney Jr. & Mark Narens Theresa & Richard Schuppan Bill & Jane Schrader Gigi Schneider Mr. & Mrs. Fred Griesenauer and Dr. & Mrs. V.A. Schneider and Vince Schneider Darrell Fuse Diane M. Fuse and Dino Fuse Becky Barrett Richard Barrett and Marjorie H. Boschert John & Pat Walendy Bernard & Marian Orf and Ruth Anne Walendy Martha & Amy Dyer L.M. Dyer George Weber Francis Weber and Josephine Weber You may pick up your lilies after 1:30 next Sunday or any day after in the church until 2:30pm.

12 Welcome to St. Charles Borromeo Parish! APRIL IS CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH Learn to Stop Inappropriate Activity before it happens. Child safety tip: Teach your child to respect the word stop! Teach your preschooler that stop means stop, and that your child has the right to stop people from touching his or her body. Obviously, exceptions will have to be made for doctors and parents, but even parents must listen when a child doesn t want to be tickled or hugged anymore. Reinforcing this excellent lesson gives your child the power to recognize and to stop bad touching by others if it should happen. For particular help, you may call Sandra Price, , Safe Environment Program at the Archdiocese. Weekend Retreat for Separated and Divorced Catholics April 20-22, 2012 at Todd Retreat Hall, Columbia, IL (10 min. across the Jefferson Barracks Bridge). Call Leo or Jean for details. Kenrick Glennon Seminary Trivia Night To be held on April 21 at Mary, Queen of Peace Gymnasium, benefitting the seminarians of the Cardinal Glennon College program. Cost is $20 per person, or $160 for a table of 8. Doors open at 6:30pm with trivia starting promptly at 7pm. Mulligans, 50/50 raffle tickets and round sponsorships available. $240 prize for 1st place and $160 for both 2nd place and best decorated table. Patrick Russel at or call John Schneier at to make reservations. By the way, to see photos of how the Seminary Renovations are progressing, visit Catholic Singles Dance Sponsored by North County Divorced Catholics (NCDC) on April 28 from 7:30 11:30 pm at St. Robert s Parish Hall, 1424 Highway 94 South. Admission $10 per person (includes snacks; cash bar). Must be over 21. Summer Camps at Duchesne High School What will your students discover this summer? The experience of performing onstage? Improved athletic skills? The feeling of creative expression? Duchesne s summer camps provide each student with the opportunity to discover his or her unique potential. During June and July, Duchesne hosts athletic and academic camps for students entering kindergarten through eighth grade to explore sports, science and the performing arts. Families can visit to see more detailed information about individual camps and register students. If you have questions about Duchesne s camps, please contact Mrs. Sandi Shymanski at ext or Spring Open House at Parkside Parkside Retirement Living is holding their Annual Spring Open House on Sunday, April 22, from 12:30 3:00pm. Parkside is located at 2150 W. Randolph, next to Blanchette Park in St. Charles. Come and learn what Parkside has to offer, including information about our in-home support services, Home Sweet Home.. the de-clutter experts, our preferred realtors, and SSM Homeward Bound Rehabilitation Therapy program. Also, Holy Mass is celebrated at Parkside. Call Dee at ext for more details. Birthright Open House Birthright of St. Charles Open House on April 22 from 2 to 4pm at 205 North Fifth, Suite 207. Come and see our newly renovated office. For more information call Catholic Charities Meeting with Local Parishes In order to explore what how Catholic Charities can collaborate with the Parish Social Ministry in the St. Charles Deanery, a meeting has been schedule for April 28 from 9 to noon in Borromeo s café. We will discuss what we can do to help each other, how to reach out to parishes, learn what is working and what challenges we face. This meeting will include several board members of Catholic Charities Community Services and Brian O Malley, President of Catholic Charities. Light refreshments will be available. The meeting will include exercises that will bring us to a few decisions and directions to follow. Please rsvp to Thanks. St. Gianna All Ages Dance Saturday, April 21 at Immaculate Conception Dardenne Knights of Columbus Hall on Post Road in O Fallon. Doors open at 6. There will be concessions and a dance lesson. Cost is $5 per person or $20 per family. Please contact Joe Hoeber at or Nick Bolte at for questions or to reserve your spot.

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