All Saints Parish -
SS Patrick & Andrew -
Mission Statement -
41 N. Perry St.
PO Box 89
New Riegel, OH 44853
6230 W. Tiffin St.
PO Box 226
Bascom, Ohio 44809
(See inside of bulletin)
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Book of Needs
All prayer requests can now be written in our Book of Needs.
This book is located at the back of the Church and will be brought forward at the Presentation of Gifts during Mass. All parishioners and guests are welcome to write any prayer requests in the book, i.e. the sick, those facing surgery, those with financial needs, and any other need.
DECEMBER 1, 2013
GOOD NEWS! Is 2:1–5 / Rom 13:11–14 / Mt 24:37–44
The hike wasn’t long—less than a mile—but the trail ran steeply up one side of a cliff face and down just as steeply into the next valley, where the ocean lapped the sand and a waterfall fell lazily in the distance. I was having a hard time going up. I thought about the times I blew off exercise in favor of more sedentary pursuits and laughed about being in shape. “Round is a shape,” I’d say to myself.
Despite the encouragement of my family, I had to stop climbing eventually. I went back down to wait for them, enjoying the beautiful surroundings from my perch on a rock a bit closer to the starting point.
In today’s Scripture reading, Isaiah describes the Lord’s mountain and the joy with which Israel approaches the climb, an apt metaphor for the beginning of the Church year. But make no mistake, the climb won’t always be easy. Both Paul and Matthew tell us to stay awake, because it will start before we know it. Paul urges us to get some spiritual exercise by throwing off things that weigh us down—like excessive indulgence for food, drink, sexual intimacy, power, and wealth. Rather, says Paul, “Put on Christ.”
The question for all of us this first Sunday of Advent is, “How spiritually fit am I?” If we’ve regularly put on Christ and practiced our faith, the climb up the Lord’s mountain won’t seem so arduous and long. And when we arrive, the Lord will greet us with joy.
Mary Katharine Deeley |
Reprinted with permission of Liguori Publications
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ADVENT PENANCE SERVICE & DAY OF GRACE
Advent Penance Service
Sunday, December 1st at Bascom 6 pm
Day of Grace -
Tuesday, December 10th at Bascom from 9 am—8 pm
Day of Grace -
Friday, December 13th at All Saints, NR from 9 am—8 pm
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MINISTRY SCHEDULE for December & January will be compiled in the next two weeks. Please call or email Regina or Cindy if you have dates not good for you.
Christmas Masses are as follows:
Christmas Eve, Dec. 24th -
Christmas Morning -
Mary Mother of God/New Years Masses are as follows: Dec. 31st -