Holy Name will provide Sunday mid-day meals for Father Brunkan September through December. See the sign-up in the church hall. Please try to bring healthy, low-fat choices. These can be brought to Saturday Mass and he will take them home and bring back your containers. Thanks to all who can assist Father!  

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Holy Name Religious Education has a website now: Please visit often as page will change periodically: holynamereligiouseducation.weebly.com

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ROCKFORD CHURCH SUPPORT:  Dec. 2, 2017                                                                           

BUDGET…...$1460.00     OFFERTORY…..$105.00

GREENE, ROCKFORD

& ROSEVILLE NEWS

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SIGN UP: Church and CCD Info/Announcements through the REMIND system are sent through

cell phones by text message.  If you are interested

in signing up for this FREE service, please contact Janice for Roseville & Greene and

Donna for Rockford. 

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REMIND SYSTEM:  If you need an announcement sent out quickly by text, you may contact Donna Jones or Janice Shultz to do so. 

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The Energy Assistance Program will soon be accepting applications. See bulletin board for details.

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UPCOMING HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

CHRISTMAS

SUN.        Dec. 24,  4:00 p.m.   Greene

SUN.        Dec. 24,  6:00 p.m.   Rockford

SUN.        Dec. 24,  6:30 p.m.   Roseville (Msgr. Hemann)

MON.      Dec. 25,  10:00 a.m. Greene

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Attention Married Couples: "God reveals Himself through the Love of a couple” Attend a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.   For information and to register go to iowa-wwme.org or call 563-608-3305 or email: JLJwwme08@Gmail.com 

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Second Sunday of Advent  (Mark 1:1-8)

The beginning of Mark’s Gospel tells us that John the Baptist is the messenger promised by the prophet Isaiah. God sent John to prepare the path for the Messiah.

John was popular; people listened to him and were

baptized by him.

Who has been a messenger to you about Jesus?

How can you be a messenger about Jesus?

 

It's Time for a Spiritual Audit!

In virtually every aspect of Life, ­corporate, athletic, education, etc., ­there is a constant evaluation process to measure growth and improvement. Now it is a good time to assess our spiritual progress. Have we made a dif­ference? If God were totally our "faith in ac­tion" would He be pleased with what we have done (or failed to do)?

Evils plague our society, such as abortion, pornography "comprehensive sex" education, tax funding of Planned Parenthood, and other anti-God, anti-life, and anti-family issues.

As Christians, we know that the Bible commands us to be active in serving God. Service is an action word, so we know that we cannot serve God by sitting on the sidelines or being a "fence sitter". Are we as Catholics influencing our world or is today's relativism and secularism influencing us much more?

Are we setting an example to the next generation to protect marriage and to defend life, from conception until natural death or are we just "passively" pro-life? Do we speak up when in a position to defend innocent life? Do we hold our elected representatives accountable?

Obviously, we cannot do it all, but we can certainly do something! Literally, thousands of lives are at stake each and every day. If we do nothing, we collude with the pro-aborts, the purveyor of pornography and those that wish to remove God from society. By doing nothing, we reap what they sow!

''Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins" James 4:17

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