If you would like a Mass said please contact the parish office in advance to schedule. Please DO NOT stop Father right before Mass.

PLEASE: We ask that you help preserve a reverent atmosphere by turning off all electronic communication devices, removing hats and disposing of gum before entering the Church. We also ask that you NOT leave valuables in your vehicles.

PLEASE DO NOT PARK beside the red painted curb. In the event of an emergency the fire department has asked us to keep the fire lane clear so they can have access to the church with their emergency vehicles

NEWS & EVENTS /MESSAGE BOARD

ADVENT is a time of preparation and prayer
ADVENTure (family preparation for Advent (wreath making , cookie decorating etc.) Dec. 3 12-3 PM
Reconciliation Services — Tues., Dec. 5th at the Cathedral 7:00 PM Wed., Dec. 6th at St. Paul’s 7:00 PM
Immaculate Conception—Holy Day of Obligation Fri., Dec. 8th Masses 12:10 PM and 7:00 PM

Assistive Listening Available We now have four assistive listening devices (ALDs) which can be requested before Mass. The ALDs are connected to the sound system and should help provide a better Mass experience through improved sound volume and clarity. T-coil lanyards or earphones are provided, or you can use your own earphones. Please see an usher or Fr. Mike to request an ALD.

Advent Retreat at the Shrine of St. Therese December 1, 2 & 3, 2017 Shrine Lodge Deacon Steve Olmstead - Retreat Master Cost: Free will offering

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA) RCIA classes will be on Mondays, at 6:30pm, classroom #5 in St. Paul’s Parish Hall, located at 9055 Atlin Drive, next to St. Paul’s Catholic Church. RCIA classes are intended for: 1) Those who have never been baptized and would like to investigate what the Catholic faith is all about. 2) Those who have been baptized in a non-Catholic Christian tradition and would like to come and learn what the Catholic community believes and see if they would like to belong. 3) Those who were baptized Catholic, but were not brought up in the faith and would like to get back to their roots and prepare themselves for the other sacraments of initiation, Eucharist and Confirmation. We are also looking for sponsors for those enrolled in the RCIA classes.

November 26th Pancake Breakfast ACTS Ministry is collaborating with the Knights of Columbus Pancake Breakfast at St. Paul’s Church on Sunday Nov 26th. The time commitment is approximately 11am to 1pm. People are needed to cook, serve and clean up. The Knights will setup and host 9-11 am and ACTS Ministry will host and clean up 11-1 pm. Need 6 volunteers total. Emailor call/text Dave Ringle at 907-321-7026 ASAP. Next Core meeting is Dec 13th at 6:30 in classroom 4, St Paul’s. www.juneauacts.com

RELIGIOUS EDUCATIONPre 3—8th grade Religious Education Class Dates: Sunday classes meet: October 29th, November 5th, 12th, & 19th Monday classes meet: October 30th, November 6th, 13th, and 20th Edge (middle school) meets: October 25th, November 1st, 8th, 15th & 29th Confirmation classes meet: November 9th, 10:00 – 11:30 and November 30th, from 3:30 – 5:00 in the afternoon
ADVENTure is coming up on Sunday, December 3rd, and we need volunteers! Please let Kimber know if you are interested in helping set up, leading a station, baking unfrosted cookies for the children to decorate, or gathering greenery for decorating Advent wreaths.
If your student is preparing for Confirmation or First Communion and you have not yet turned in a copy of their baptism certificate, please do so as soon as possible! Thank you! Contact the Religious Education office if you’re not sure whether we have yours.

High School Youth & Young Adult Ministry
High School Youth GroupOur High School Youth Group meets at the JPII Lodge every Sunday from 6:45-8:15pm. Join us for dinner, games and a talk!
11/19: Friendsgiving Dinner
Young Adult Group Our young adult group meets every Tuesday at the JPII Lodge from 6:30-8:30pm. Come hangout with us! Feel free to text me for details, (907) 957-2910, or join our Facebook group, Diocese of Juneau Young Adults for event updates.
A huge thank you to all who supported our LifeTeen program by coming to our third annual Chili Cook-off! It was a great success and a lot of fun. Congratulations to our winners! First place: Andy Klausner Second place: Fr. Mike Third place: Suzanne Ainsworth Fourth place: Mary Neary

ADULT EDUCATION The Thursday night adult catechesis session, The Bible and the Sacraments, is on Thursdays 6:30pm, St. Peter’s Hall.
While Catholics know the sacraments are important, many never understand how life-changing these “masterworks of God” really are. This 11-week video series is based on the book Swear to God by Scott Hahn.

 

New Columbarium Units at the Shrine The Shrine Columbarium installed 3 new columbarium units the last week of September. If you are interested in purchasing a niche contact Joe Sehnert @ 586-2227 ext 24 or cell 636-628-7270. The information is also available on the Shrine's website at: http://www.shrineofsainttherese.org

Knights of Columbus
If there are any men out there who would like to be part of the Knights….please contact Dave Ringle at 321-7026, Pat Monagle at 321-2576, Mike Monagle @ 209-2080 Or go online to: www.kofc.org
KofC Brunch has been moved to Sunday, 26th to coincide with the Bishop’s visit! Please consider joining us in Hurlock Hall for a delicious brunch and break bread with our new Bishop!
2018 Glory Hole Sign Up – In the Narthex is the 2018 signup sheet for the Glory Hole! Every 4th Wednesday of each month, St. Paul’s is responsible for cooking the evening meal at the Glory Hole. Save your receipts and get reimbursed! We needing a family or group to sign up for December’s Meal! This is a great ministry to involve your church or non-church friends!
Only two books (18) of Pot of Gold raffle tickets left for sale. A grand prize of $15,000 and 10 consolation prizes of $1,000. You may purchase one at the parish office from Fr. Mike or at the pancake breakfast. All tickets will be sold by the end of November.

Retrouvaille (retrovii) is a training program for couples that are unable to find the companionship, joy, and happiness that seemed so promising early in their marriage. The program teaches couples new and unique techniques that assist them in communicating effectively, along with positive relationship building techniques that allow couples to recover the relationship they lost along the way. Although the program was developed for troubled and broken marriages, most couples can benefit from attending this program. It can be life changing! For information or to register for the program beginning October 27, 228 & 29, 2017, phone 907-863-8000 or log on to www.HelpOurMarriage.com

Do you enjoy singing? We are in need of people that enjoy singing and are willing to be a part of our Music Ministry. If you would like to be part of one of our choirs talk to : Pat Monagle 321-2576 for 5:30 Saturday, Bill Diebels, Jr 789-4872 for the 8:00 AM Sunday, or Ellen Rogers 209 -4220 for the 5:30 PM Sunday. You don’t need to read music; you just have to have a desire to sing and age doesn’t matter!

Shrine of St. Therese
Mary’s View A spectacular new look-out is open at the Shrine. Mary’s View offers a panorama of Lynn Canal, Shrine Island and Pearl Harbor. Drive out and check it out.

Midnight Mass Choir Rehearsals
Christmas is coming soon and so are the Christmas Midnight Mass rehearsals! Please come and join us.
Midnight Mass choir rehearsals will be Sundays and Thursdays, December 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, and 21 from 7-9pm in the St. Paul’s Sanctuary.
We will be singing many familiar Christmas songs so come join your voice with ours. If you plan to participate, please email so you can be added to a mailing list for notifications. Any questions? Call Bill Diebels 209-9499.

SOCK-IT-TO-ME WEEKEND! We are collecting SOCKS, HATS & GLOVES (new items only) for the homeless on Thanksgiving weekend, November 25 & 26. There will be a collection area in the Narthex. Items will be delivered to the Glory Hole for distribution.

Ministry Training We are in need of Eucharistic Ministers and Lectors. Please consider either of these ministries as one you could participate in. There will be a training for these liturgical ministries: Wednesday—Nov 29th Lectors—6 PM EMHC—7 PM
Training will take place in the main worship space. Scheduling forms will be at that time and Lectors will receive their workbooks.

Loving Locals is here again! This is a time that we ask you to purchase Christmas items (toys, gift cards, etc.) and drop them off in the church office. They will be set up in classrooms for parents (that may not have money to purchase gifts) to come in and shop. These families will have to sign up through LoveInc ahead of time. Please DO NOT wrap these items, there will be a group here to do that after they have ‘shopped’. That date TBA.



Help! We need help in covering the cost of the flowers that decorate our church each week. If you are willing to help, either place your money in an envelope marked FLOWERS or put FLOWERS in the memo of your check. Thank you

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WAYS TO HELP OUR PARISH THAT DON’T COST YOU ANYTHING!

Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to St. Paul’s at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 81514. Each year you may have to re-enter your rewards information.

Amazon Smile—select Corporation of the Catholic Bishop of Juneau.


Would you be willing to share a picture of your family with us for a pictorial directory? Out of all the families in our parish only 40 have sent in family photos. Please send in one of your family for our new directory. Please include the names of those in the picture, current email address, phone number (s), and correct address. You may email the picture and information. This will allow us to update our census program and our directory. The jpeg should be no larger than 0.5 megabyte and please do not edit it.
Are you willing to take pictures after Masses? If you like photography and would like to volunteer to do this, please call Sandy at 789-2020.

Thinking of becoming a member of the Catholic Church or returning to the Church? The process for becoming a member of the Catholic Church, or returning to full membership in the church, is called the Rite for the Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Those interested in the RCIA process meet Thursdays, at 6:30pm, in St. Peter’ s Hall. This is an opportunity to come and explore the Catholic faith - even if you are already a practicing Catholic. So come, bring a family member or friend, and explore what it means to be a Catholic in the world today. For additional information you may email deacon Mike Monagle or call at (907) 209 - 2080.

Do you know someone that is homebound or in the hospital? Please call the parish office and let us know, 789 - 7307 X 2. In most cases the only way we know is if you tell us. Due to HIPA regulations the hospital cannot inform us of your or your loved ones presence. Please call and we will schedule a priest visit..

Do you or someone you love live with mental health challenges such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, psychosis or related conditions? NAMI Juneau can help. We know it can be difficult to find information, support, and understanding. Our free classes and support groups offer a wealth of information and guidance when coping with the unique challenges of living with a mental health condition or caring for someone who does. NAMI’s Family to Family class is designed to share information and support for family members and friends. It is a 12 session course providing up-to-date information on a variety of diagnoses and treatment options, plus strategies to help with communication, problem solving, crisis intervention and locating appropriate materials. The next class starts September 18th, meeting every Monday and Wednesday from 5:15-7:30. All NAMI classes are available at no cost. To register or learn more, visit www.namijuneau.org or call 463-4251. Get connected and discover you are not alone.

We now have our corporate Tram Passes. They are available on a first come first serve basis. There are 2 passes and each one takes 2 people

St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store Volunteers are always needed at St. Vincent de Paul ..... either in the thrift store or in the sorting room. Call 789 - 5141 to see how you can help


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