- Our Lady Of The Dunes
P.O. Box 2640, 85060 Hwy.
101 S., Florence, OR 97439 Phone 541-997-2312 / Fax: 541-902-0417
Our Parish Mission Statement: We, the people of St. Mary, Our
Lady of the Dunes Church, are a Roman Catholic community.
We are committed to nurturing our
spiritual growth and sharing God’s love with all people.
Our Pastor: Fr. David Brown
Pastoral Associate: Joan Olson
EDGE / Lifeteen: Susan Kirby
& Randy Matthies
Walking by Faith: Euella Galasso
Business Manager: Kathy Friese
SUNDAY MASSES: Saturday Vigil 5:30
pm Sunday 11:00 am
Wed. 12 Noon Fri. 9:00 am
Hour before Daily Mass
CONFESSIONS: Fridays from 9:30–10:00am,
Every Sat. 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the
Reconciliation Room. Other times by Appointment.
OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT: Every Wed after the noon mass until 1:00 pm
BENEDICTION: Every 3rd
Wednesday at 1:00pm
MARRIAGES: Please contact Father
David at the parish office at least eight months in advance.
v February 27th 2011 – 8th Sunday of Ordinary
SCRIPTURE READINGS for Feb.28 – Mar. 6:
28: Sirach 17:19-27 * Psalms
32:1-2, 5, 6, 7 * Mark
1: Sirach 35:1-12 * Psalms
50:5-6, 7-8, 14, 23 * Mark
2: Sirach 36:5-6, 10-17 * Psalms 79:8,
9, 11, 13 * Mark
3: Sirach 42:15-25 * Psalms
33:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 * Mark
4: Sirach 44:1, 9-13 * Psalms
149:1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 9 * Mark
5: Sirach 51:12-20 * Psalms 19:8,
9, 10, 11 * Mark
11:18, 26-28 * Psalms 31:2-3,
3-4, 17, 25 * Romans
3:21-25, 28 * Matthew
MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF FEB. 28th
Mon. No Mass in Church
Tue. Noon: Richard Boultinghouse…St. Mary Staff
Wed. Noon: Pete & Bob Gebel…Joan
Thur. Noon: Communion Service
Fri. 9:00am: Donald Davis+…St.
Sat. 5:30pm: All Parishioners
Sun. 11:00am: Nit Gutierrez+…Fe Behringer
February 19th & 20th
WE PRAY FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL
Please respect their privacy. The prayer
list will automatically drop any name that has run for four consecutive
bulletins unless arrangements are made to do otherwise. Winnie Bartolucci * Bowe Bergdahl-POW * Harvey Bjork * Richard
Boultinghouse * Darlene Briscoe * Gary Burnett * Lillian
Culver * Frank De Barro *Ben Foreman * Pete Gebel *
Paula Janson *Pat Mahoney * Mary
Moore * Rigoberto Moreno * Carol Ornay
* Carol Pelsor * Raymond Pena * Richard Plant * Rose Shepard * Tami Spencer * Sr. Noreen * Brad Smith * Lorna Steiger * Trev & Barbara Trevisan * Margie Urgo * Michael
Wallach * Ken & Helen Wortman * and all those of whose illness we are not
A REMINDER that you are invited to join us for
coffee and donuts in the Madonna Hall every week after Sunday Mass.
"UNITED STATES CATHOLIC CATECHISM
FOR ADULTS "
Please join us on Tuesday
mornings 10:00 - 11:30 in this study group. Led by Loretta Cook, the
group is reading and discussing the doctrine of the Catholic faith. This
is a great study for life long, as well as new or formative Catholics.
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN You may drop off your envelopes
in the Capital Campaign collection box in the vestibule of the church.
LET'S HAVE FUN! Yes....it's the March
Madness FREE Fun and Games Day on March 6th from 12:30 (right after the Men's
Club breakfast) to 3:30 pm. The St. Mary's Hall will be set up with lots
of big and small tables filled with all kinds of games to play!!!!!! Come
choose the table of your choice to play at for approximately 20 minutes - then
switch to another table for more fun. We'll have Yahtzee,
Uno, Old Maid, Skip-Bo, Mexican Train, Chinese checkers, Pinochle, Scrabble,
Backgammon, checkers, chess, cribbage...and the list goes on and
on. Something for those of 4 years to 104 years old!!! Just fun and
giggles – and it is FREE - so plan on attending the
breakfast and then playing a game. Come when you want - leave when you
want. See you there!
Fr. David’s Weekly Schedule*
February 28th – March 6th
Tuesday, March 1:
12:00 p.m. Mass at St. Mary’s in
5:30 p.m. Men’s Club dinner
& meeting at
St. Mary’s in Florence.
Wednesday, March 2:
12:00 p.m. Mass at St. Mary’s in
5:30 p.m. WBF/EDGE Religious
Education Programs at St. Mary’s in Florence.
Thursday, March 3:
8:15 a.m. Mass at St. John’s in Reedsport.
6:30 p.m. RCIA at St. Mary’s in
Friday, March 4:
9:00 a.m. Mass at St. Mary’s in
Saturday, March 5:
5:30 p.m. Mass at St. Mary’s in
Sunday, March 6:
9:00 a.m. Mass at St. John’s in Reedsport.
11:00 a.m. Mass at St. Mary’s in
6:00 p.m. LIFETEEN at St. Mary’s
* Schedule is subject to
change. Does not
include meetings with parishioners, home visits, hospital visits, Mass/homily
preparation time, regularly scheduled Reconciliation times, administrative
duties, or travel time.
MEN’S CLUB SUNDAY BRUNCH
Sunday March 6th
9:00am to 1:00pm
HEAVENLY Ham, Bacon Link
Sausages & Kielbasa
SAINTLY Scrambled Eggs
FERVENT French Toast
Assorted Fresh FRUITS OF OUR
LABOR Strawberries, Pineapple, Grapes, Watermelon, Cantaloupe & Honey Dew
BLESSED Beverages Coffee, Orange
Juice, Tea and Hot Chocolate
Cost is $6.00 per person –
Little Angels under 12 eat for FREE
TO GO Orders are $6.00 in plastic
ALL ARE WELCOME
AND MAY GOD BLESS
BY FAITH: A light dinner will
be served at 5:30 on Wednesday March 2nd, followed by our regular classes.
LIFETEEN will gather this
Sunday, February 27th from 6:00 -7:45pm. All 9-12th grade youth are
welcome! Remember to return your
McKenzie Bridge retreat forms.
EDGE will gather this Wednesday,
March 2nd, from 6-7:30pm (5:30pm if you would like dinner – parents
are also welcome to come for dinner and praise and worship). All 6-8th grade youth are
welcome! Remember to bring your bibles.
Be sure to return your McKenzie Bridge retreat forms – they were due on Feb. 27th.
LENT IS COMING! During the six
weeks of Lent. find out why you come to Mass each week
~ or ~ what you're missing if you don't! Join together with others and
learn what is REALLY happening up on that altar...and why! Write
your name on the sheet at the back of the church so as to purchase or
borrow the book, "Experiencing the Mass" ($6) and select a
day and time of day best for you to become part of a weekly gathering
of new and old friends either at church or at a home. You will come to
better understand and experience the life changing joy of full participation with Jesus and with all
of the Body of Christ in the weekly celebration of His Last
Supper. This year make every Sunday Mass an
Easter Mass, an experience that you will want to share!
PRAYER CHAIN REQUESTS Mariam Swanson has organized the "PrayerChain"
for many years, and is turning over this important ministry on the first of
March. Her successors will be Loretta Cook -- 541/997-7424 and Anita
Vincent -- 541/997-9018. Please call one or the other with your prayer
requests. Thanks Mariam for your time of
service, you have been greatly appreciated and certainly will be missed.
In Our Parish
This week February 28th
– March 6th
Tues.: Adult Catechism 10 AM
& 5:30 PM;
dinner/meeting (both-Madonna Hall);
Vespers 6:30 (in Church)
Discussion Grp. (10 AM-conference rm);
Edge & WBF- 5:30 supper
(Madonna Hall) 6 pm (church) 6:30 - classrooms
Thurs.: RCIA-6:30-8 PM (youth
Fri.: Lauds/Liturgy of the Hours
following 9:00 AM mass (church);
Purpose Driven Life book study 10
AM (youth room)
Sun.: Brunch 9 AM-1PM (Madonna
Hall); March Madness Fun & Games for Everyone 12:30-3:30 PM (St. Mary
PM -Confirmation Sponsors invited (Youth room)
WANTED: Retired, able-bodied female roommate to live in, to assist
woman with diabetes, no pets, no smoking. To share expenses only. For
more information please call Anita at 541-997-9018.
ST. MARY'S MEN'S CLUB will hold their monthly dinner and business meeting on
Tuesday, March 1st in the Parish Hall next to the kitchen. Social hour begins
at 5:30 with dinner at 6:00 and business meeting from 6:30-7:30. All men in the
parish are welcome!
IMMERSED IN CHRIST: You are encouraged to participate in this fine
series during Lent this year. The focus for the year
starting now will be on understanding the
Mass. Subscribe for the year ($20 for
5 liturgical seasons) or just for the Lenten Season ( $7.00). For more
info or to order look on the table in the back of the church or call
OF THE HOURS Sing the Psalms. Reading music isn’t required and all voice ranges
are welcome. The chant tones are simple, the words are in English and Psalter
books are available. Join us for Morning prayer/Lauds on Friday after morning
Mass and Tuesday evening/Vespers at 6:30 pm in the main church. Brochures are
available in the back of the church.
meets on Thursdays from 6:30 - 8:00 PM in the youth room. All of those who are
interested in learning more about the Catholic Church, its teachings and
prayer are welcome.
FLORENCE FOOD SHARE
barrel in the entry of the church is waiting for your generous food
contributions. Please bring a bag of food for those who are hungry in our
community. Right now jams, jellies
and low-calorie items are especially needed. Thank you.
LITURGICAL MINISTERS The current
schedule is available on the table in the vestibule. Please pick up a copy.
SEMINARIAN SPONSORED: The
Women's Guild has listened to Fr. David describe the great need for new
priests. As a result, they have faithfully responded by sending $5,000.00
to the Mount Angel Abbey in sponsorship of a seminarian, Mark Godinet, who was selected for us. Mark is from
Samoa, Apia and is currently a 3rd year college student. His email
address is: email@example.com and his mailing address
is: One Abbey Drive, Saint Benedict, OR 97373-0505. You
can see a picture of him posted in the church as well as a letter from Mark,
the President/Rector, Msgr Paperini
at the Mount Angel Seminary and the Abbot, The Right Reverend Duerr, OSB with the Abbey Foundation of Oregon. We've
sent him a new church directory which will help put faces with your letters.
It's our hope that sometime in the future he can come
visit us. Since he has no car we may ask for volunteer
drivers. Please join the Women's Guild in supporting him in prayer and
Florence Chapter of OREGON RIGHT
TO LIFE: If you need educational pamphlets or answers to life questions
or are interested in helping in our Right to Life chapter, contact Margarite Woods 997-0200 or Mona Dick 997-2065.
PURPOSE DRIVEN LIFE – What on Earth Am I here for? A
group is now meeting on Friday mornings at 10:00 am in the Youth Room to read
and discuss this best-selling book. You are welcome to come discover God’s
purpose for your life. Books are available in the office; for more info call
Joan at 541-997-2312 or just drop in.
COLLEGE AGE AND YOUNG ADULTS: Looking for a time of fellowship, prayer,
and growth with other Catholic young adults? Consider Revival NW which will take place at
St. Pius X Church in Portland on
Friday, March 11th from 6:30pm – 9pm.
Join other young
adults for praise and worship with the
Ike Ndolo Band, for fellowship, to be encouraged and
challenged by speakers, Mary Bielski and Fr. John Amsberry,
and for a time of adoration. For
more info and to register, contact
Jason at 503-636-7687 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or go to
The GOOD HANDS
If you know of anyone who could
use assistance around their Home or Apt. please let us know.
Give us their Name and Phone number and we will see if we can help them have a
Better Life. Clif Guillory (997-2404) & Tom Zahara (997-1123).
ST. MARY'S St. Vincent de Paul
Conference is looking for volunteers to assist Josie Tom, our new Coordinator as
she serves the needy. Regular meetings will be held to share prayer
and fellowship as members prepare to visit the needy in their homes
to assess their needs. For more information call Josie 541-997-9077.
ON SUNDAY EVENING, March 6,
world-class Christian guitarist, Jay Leach will be doing a free concert here at
the Florence Church of the Nazarene. He has played for the past five seasons on
American Idol and has parts in too many TV shows to list. He has played for
performers such as Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, Clint Black, Bette
Midler. He has played music for several major movies as well. He is a wonderful
Christian artist and will do a wonderful concert of a variety of kinds of
Christian music. We will receive a free will offering but it is a free
concert, no tickets. If you want more information, would like to hear him for
yourself go to www.jayleachepk.com user name is preview, password
is 1212. The concert will start at 6:00 p.m. If you have any questions call,
Have a great week!