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218 N. Washington, P.O. Box 399, Junction City, KS 66441 Phone: 785-238-2998 or 785-238-3429 FAX: 785-238-4731 E-mail: [email protected] School Phone: 785-238-2841 · Fax: 785-238-5021 E-mail: [email protected]

Welcome to our parish!

Parish Mission

We are a Catholic community called by God to share in the mission of Jesus.

Fr. Al Brungardt John Weber Marceile Regelman Russell Swisher Shawn Augustine Lynda Costello Rosie Kane Melanie Powers Delores Vollenweider Kurt & Sandy Leistner Randy Testa Randy Testa Anita Hernandez Ellie Dillon D.J. Rak

Pastor Financial Manager Parish Secretary School Principal Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

238-2998 238-2660 238-2998 238-2841 238-2841

Parish Pastoral Council President Kurt Leistner Chris Breidenstein Susan Kamphaus Jeff Keating Larry Kramer Sandy Leistner Ella Moloney D.J. Rak Delores Vollenweider Chuck and Mary Zimmerman Finance Council President Maureen Gustafson Tina Barker Kim Coy Jeff Keating Rhonda Millard Larry Schmidt Jodi Testa School Council President Melanie Griffin-Wood Julie Booth Honey Grant Marilyn Paras Judy Zimmer Ex-Officio for All Councils Russell Swisher, Rosie Kane, John Weber & Fr. Al Brungardt

Religious Education (Preschool-Grade 5) 847-226-9326 School Business Administrator Lunchroom Manager Activities Committee & PTO President Youth Ministry (Grades 6-12) Knights of Columbus Grand Knight Cemetery Association President Music & Choir Director Arts & Environment Stewards of Hope 238-3429 238-3867 238-1133 210-5006 556-1000 556-1000 210-5149 238-7762 223-5529


SATURDAYS 5:15 p.m. · SUNDAYS 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 a.m. WEEKDAYS Please see daily Mass schedule inside. Friday mornings following Mass and Saturdays 4:00 until finished. Anytime by request. Baptisms are by appointment only. Call the Rectory (238-2998) for an initial meeting. Arrangements are to be made with the pastor at least six months in advance. Holy Communion can be brought to homebound & hospitalized parishioners. Please contact the parish office (238-2998) if you or someone you know is unable to come to Sunday Mass. For those who are seriously ill or infirm & wish to be contacted, please call the rectory. Fridays following Mass until Noon (use South door). BULLETIN DEADLINE: NOON MONDAY


Welcome to St. Xavier

Sixth Sunday of Easter May 5, 2013 May the peoples praise you, O God; may all the peoples praise you! -- Psalm 67:6 Welcome to our parish! If you are a visitor, we hope you enjoy your stay. If you are new to the parish, your prayers, time and talents as an active member will be appreciated. Please contact the church office to register at 238-2998.

Liturgical Ministers

5:15 p.m. Lector: Plate Minister: Cup Ministers: Altar Servers: Ushers: 8:00 a.m. Lector: Plate Minister: Cup Ministers: Altar Servers: Ushers: 9:30 a.m. Lector: Plate Minister: Cup Ministers: Altar Servers: Ushers: 11:00 a.m. Lectors: Plate Minister: Cup Ministers: Altar Servers: Ushers: May 11, 2013 Brenda Werner Susan Kamphaus Kurt & Sandy Leistner Griffin Powers and Tyler Tanguay Volunteers May 12, 2013 Pat Beaver Richard Striggow Mike & Kellie Boeh Asa Engelhardt and Peter Paras David Craft, George Heard, Ralph Millard and Mike Ryan May 12, 2013 Lynda Costello Julie Booth Larry & Liqia Paquette Justine Abellera and Matt Nyberg Tony Cruz, Wendy Easley, Sally Rivera and Gary Sanders May 12, 2013 Debbie Breidenstein Judy Rosa Mo & Bev Greenwood Joshua Bamba and Cameron Wolf Steve Ricker, Paul Rosell and Volunteers

Mass Intentions

Mon May 6, 2013 6:00 p.m. Intention of Gennaro and Luigina Nardella Family (Communal Anointing following Mass) Tues Wed Thurs 7:50 a.m May 7, 2013 May 8, 2013 May 9, 2013 + Gary Schaefer, Jr (Communal Anointing following 12:05 Mass) 6:00 p.m. + Gene Woydziak Fri 7:50 a.m Sat Sun May 10, 2013 + Ora Jane McKenna May 11, 2013 May 12, 2013 7:50 a.m. McDowell Family Intention 7:50 a.m. + Phyllis Haupt

12:05 p.m. + Marina Davis

Readings for the Week

Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Acts 16:11-15; Ps 149:1b-6a, 9b; Jn 15:26 -- 16:4a Acts 16:22-34; Ps 138:1-3, 7c-8; Jn 16:5-11 Acts 17:15, 22 -- 18:1; Ps 148:1-2, 11-14; Jn 16:12-15 Acts 1:1-11; Ps 47:2-3, 6-9; Eph 1:17 -23 or Heb 9:24-28; 10:19-23; Lk 24:46-53 (for Ascension); otherwise Acts 18:1-8; Ps 98:1-4; Jn 16:16-20 Acts 18:9-18; Ps 47:2-7; Jn 16:20-23 Acts 18:23-28; Ps 47:2-3, 8-10; Jn 16:23b-28 Acts 7:55-60; Ps 97:1-2, 6-7, 9; Rv 22:12-14, 16-17, 20; Jn 17:20-26; or, for Ascension, Acts 1:1-11; Ps 47:2-3, 6-9; Eph 1:17-23 or Heb 9:24-28; 10:19-23; Lk 24:46-53

5:15 p.m. + Robert Wm. Tamplin 8:00 a.m. Intention of All Parishioners (Especially Mothers) 9:30 a.m. + Gayle Summers 11:00 a.m. + Rosemarie Champ Come celebrate the "Year of Faith" in a Holy Hour of Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament next Sunday, May 12, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

A Humble God

The second reading from Revelations gives us a picture of the new Jerusalem as a sign of the power and majesty of God. Yet the other two readings seem to describe a humble God who wishes "not to place on you any burden beyond . . . necessity" (Acts 15:28), and Jesus in the Gospel tells his disciples that "the Holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name . . . will teach you everything and remind you of all that I told you" (John 14:26). This gentleness reminds me of an icon by the Russian monk Andrei Rublev that depicts the Trinity as three angels bowing in deference to each other. This humility may be what moved Jesus to say that "the Father is greater than I" (John 14:28). It is certainly a unique way of understanding God. I used to think of free will as God's way of testing our worthiness for the kingdom of heaven. But it is more likely part of that same humility, God not being forced on us. While we are given ways to know God, especially through the scriptures and the witness of those who went before us in faith, God leaves us free to believe or not, to love God or not. So does this mean God leaves us on our own to get through life? No, he gives us the Holy Spirit to teach and remind us of all that Jesus said. That "reminding" is an important way the Spirit helps us today. You may have spent years in religion classes or the RCIA process. When you need an answer to life's questions, the Spirit may remind you of something you heard from a teacher or read in the scriptures. As you pray over that question, the Spirit may help you understand how the scripture applies to you. So the more you read the Bible, the more likely that the Spirit will have something of which to remind you.

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Our Grateful Response

April 28, 2013 Tithing $ 7,862.00 Offertory 1,156.70 Growth & Development 170.00 Candles 29.00 Catholic Home Missions 542.00 Rice Bowl 54.15 Total $ 9,813.85

K of C Meeting

The Knights of Columbus will hold their monthly meeting this Tuesday, May 7, at 7:00 p.m.

Lady of Fatima

Take the Our Lady of Fatima statue into your home by calling Linda Charowhas at 238-4385 or 200-0926 or Colleen Henney at 238-2618. Schedule for Statue May May May May 5: 12: 19: 26: Chris & Pat Byler Marilyn Wasylk Toby & Sue Watt Jake & Brenda Werner

Prayer Chain

The prayer chain is available for anyone wanting to request prayers. Contact Sandi Adams (375-4393), Phyllis Gates (238-1346) or Imelda McMillin (2383402) to make your request known.

Soldier Prayer Wreath

A sign-up sheet is available in the back of church to write the names of soldiers you wish parishioners to pray for. The names will then be transferred to the wreath in front of the church. Names will be selected from the wreath. The parishioner who selects the name will pray for the soldier and their family.

Circle Meetings

Circle IV will meet on Thursday, May 7, at 7:00 p.m. in the Rectory Meeting Room Circle I will meet on Friday, May 24, at 2:00 p.m. in the School.

First Communion Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, in the Sacrament of the Eucharist You left us the outstanding manifestation of your limitless love for us. Thank You for giving our children the opportunity to experience this love in receiving the Sacrament for the first time. May Your Eucharist presence keep them ever free from sin, fortified in faith, pervaded by love for God and neighbor, and fruitful in virtue, that they may continue to receive You throughout life and attain final union with You at death. Congratulations to the youth of our parish receiving their First Communion this weekend. The parish would like to thank all of those who have prepared the children for this Sacrament including Sister Mary Ljungdahl (second grade teacher at St. Xavier Catholic School), Deb Chaudhary (CCD Catechist), Katie Easley (CCD Catechist aide) and Kurt and Sandy Leistner.

May Crowning

May Crowning will occur at all May 12 Masses for Mother's Day. Presenters at the Masses are listed below: Saturday, May 11 5:15 Mass 8:00 Mass 9:30 Mass 11:00 Mass Danny & Naomi Williams Family Jim & Sara Schmidt Family Chris & Pat Byler Family Nico & Jess Wood Family Sunday, May 12

There will be a vase available at the foot of the Blessed Mother's statue for those who would like to present flowers.

Alumni Banquet

The St. Xavier School Alumni banquet will be held Saturday, May 25, at the Knights of Columbus Hall. Happy hour is at 6:00 p.m. followed by dinner at 7:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome. The cost is $25 in advance by May 15 or $30 at the door. Send your payment to St. Xavier Alumni, P.O. Box 399, Junction City, KS 66441 or email [email protected] for more info.

Lottery Calendar

4/22: 4/23: 4/24: 4/25: 4/26: 4/27: 4/28: Paula Fultz, Junction City, KS Jamie Humlicek, Chapman, KS Pate & Cathy Sandoval, Milford, KS Lene Keating, Milford, KS Margie & Keith Fox, St. Joseph, MO St. Xavier Catholic School Band Helen Guzman, Killeen, TX

Garage Sale

One man's junk is another man's treasure! The St. Xavier Catholic School Cheer Squad is having a garage sale on Saturday, June 1, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The sale will be held in the old cafeteria of Building C. Donations from parishioners and parents are needed and welcomed. Please drop off your donations on Friday, May 31, between 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Household items only although jeans are welcome. Any items left over after the sale will be donated to a charitable organization unless other arrangements have been made. Your donations will help the cheer squad purchase new uniforms, warm-up clothing, shoes and cheer camp costs. The 2013-14 St. X Cheer Squad thanks you for your support!

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Prayer for Soldiers

Dear Father, Help our soldiers know that we continue to pray for them daily. May they feel the strength of our prayers and the presence of God as they go about their duty here and around the world. Thank You for the rigorous training they undergo to be in top mental and physical shape to serve whenever and wherever they are called. We give you thanks and praise for them, O Lord.

St. Xavier School News

Support St. X Activities

Dine out and help raise funds for St. Xavier Catholic School Activities on Monday, May 6, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers on East Chestnut Street here in Junction City. Freddy's will donate 10% of all sales to St. Xavier Catholic School Activities generated that night.

High School Youth Ministry has a New Leader

Effective June 1, Becky Keating will assume the helm of the St Xavier Parish Youth Ministry. She will be ably assisted by Allison Coy. Becky and Allison bring a great love of the Catholic faith and our youth to the ministry. We ask all to pray for their continued success. The Youth Ministry will be in summer mode for the next few months but will have some activities planned for this summer. Please check the bulletin each week.

St. X Got Talent Show

Student Council sponsored their annual "St. X Got Talent Show" on April 19. First place winner was Vicki Fuller singing "Cowboy Take Me Away" by the Dixie Chicks, second place was Joshua Lorentzson reciting "Lutefisk Lament" and taking third place was Kadi Lorentzson singing "Teardrops on My Guitar" by Taylor Swift. Those attending the show were asked to bring a non-perishable food item as admission to Pictured left to right are talent show winners Vicki Fuller, Kadi Lorentzson and Joshua the event. The food Lorentzson . items and a cash donation were given to the Food Pantry.

Prayer and Action

We have several teens signed up for Diocesan Prayer and Action mission experience. We will be attending Prayer & Action from June 23­28 in Salina. We have two adult sponsors on board and have a few slots available for more teens to sign up. Prayer and Action is an awesome opportunity for teens to assist the poor and elderly in our own communities. There will be opportunities for lots of prayer, fun and, of course, work (Action). Teens can earn service hours if needed. Prayer and Action is open to all teens who are entering grades 9 through 12. The cost per person is $60.00. For more information please contact Kurt or Sandy Leistner at 785-210-5006 or 785-210-7713.

STUCO Donates to Food Pantry

STUCO Officers presented a check for $73 and food items to Edna Hatchett, Geary County Food Pantry director on April STUCO Officers Benedic Flores, Vice President, Victoria 22 at the Fuller, President, Edna Hatchett , Food Pantry Director, and Keon Jackson, Secretary. school.

Religious Education

Thanks to all of our students, Catechists and aides for a wonderful year of CCD. We had a lot of fun and learned a lot about our faith. Blessings to all of you who received the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist. We will be praying for you all over the summer and will be looking forward to seeing you again in the fall. Fist Holy Communion photos will be available in the back of the Church for pickup when ready. Look for registration for the 2013-14 CCD year in mid to late August. We hope to see you at Vacation Bible School this June.

Thanks for Supporting the Taco Feed

Thank you to everyone who supported the Taco Feed on April 26. The Activities Committee raised approximately $800 and had a wonderful evening.

May 2013

Sun 5

K of C State Convention (Olathe) 8:00/9:30/11:00 Masses 9:30 Bible Study 11:00 First Communion Mass

Mon 6

6:00 Mass followed by Communal Anointing

Tue 7

7:50 Mass 6:00 Rosary & Chaplet (Church)

Wed 8

7:50 Mass

Thu 9

Ascension 7:50 Mass 12:05 Mass followed by Communal Anointing 6:00 Mass 7:00 Circle IV Mtg (RMR)

Fri 10

7:50 Mass followed by Adoration until noon Senior Class Trip to Worlds of Fun

Sat 11

4:00 Reconciliation 5:15 Mass

5:00-8:00 Eat at Freddy's Frozen Custard Night (10% of all proceeds will 7:00 Activities Comgo to the St. Xavier mittee (Cafeteria) Activities Committee)

7:00 K-4 and Stringers Concert 7:00 K of C Meeting (Gym) (K of C Hall)


Mother's Day 8:00/9:30/11:00 Masses Solemnity of the Ascension 9:30 Bible Study 5:00 Eucharistic Adoration (Church)


6:00 Mass


7:50 Mass


7:50 Mass 12:00 MS Choir at Brown Bag in Heritage Park


7:50 Mass School BBQ & Yearbook Signing


7:50 Mass followed by Adoration until noon


Band Performs at Armed Forces Day at the Park 9:00-2:00 Car Wash in St. X Parking Lot by Cheerleaders 4:00 Reconciliation 5:15 Mass

7:00 HS Choir Con- 6:00 Rosary & cert (Music Room) Chaplet (Church)

Graduation Re5:00 School Council hearsal following 5:00 Finance Coun- (RMR) Mass (Church) cil (RMR) 7:00 MS Choir, and 7-12 Band Concert 7:00 Preschool & Awards Graduation (School)


Pentecost Sunday 8:00/9:30/11:00 Masses 9:30 Bible Study 11:00 Baccalaureate Mass (Church) 3:00 St. X Graduation (Church)


6:00 Mass


7:50 Mass 6:00 Rosary & Chaplet (Church) 6:00 MS Activity/ Award Banquet and 8th Grade Graduation (Cafeteria)


7:50 Mass


7:50 Mass



4:00 Reconciliation 5:15 Mass 6:00 Alumni Banquet (K of C Hall)

7:50 Mass and Elementary Awards K-5 Field Day followed by Adora(Coronado Park) tion until noon 7:00 Parish Council (Church) 8:45-1:00 HS Field Trip to Sunset Zoo 2:00 Circle 1 (School)


8:00/9:30/11:00 Masses


Memorial Day 9:00 Mass (St. Mary's Cemetery)


7:50 Mass


Father Al Gone


Father Al Gone (Diocesan Annual Retreat )


Father Al Gone during day 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Drop off items for Cheer Squad Garage Sale in Building C Cafeteria 6:00 Mass


9:00-4:00 Garage Sale in Building C Cafeteria 4:00 Reconciliation 5:15 Mass

Father Al leaves for (Diocesan Annual Diocesan Annual Retreat ) Retreat 6:00 Rosary & Chaplet (Church)

This Time of Grace Entrusted to Mary: Blessed Because She Believed

Meditation: Knowing the content of the faith is not enough. The heart, that authentic sacred space at the core of every person, must be opened by grace that we may see below the surface and understand (see Benedict XVI, Door of Faith, 10). During May, in this Year of Faith, Easter Time culminates in Christ's ascension and the Holy Spirit's coming at Pentecost. Trinity Sunday helps us make the transition back into Ordinary Time, that long stretch of "green" Sundays and weekdays when we celebrate the Father's providential care, the Son's redeeming love, the Holy Spirit's abiding guidance. But May, the lovely month of nature's motherhood, is always dedicated to our Blessed Mother Mary. With Mary, the apostles and first disciples kept prayerful vigil for the Spirit's coming, the culmination of Mary's faith-filled lifetime. In Door of Faith, Pope Benedict celebrates Mary's faith, shown forth in her acceptance of the angel's word at the Annunciation, her charity in the Visitation to Elizabeth, her trust in Joseph during the flight into Egypt, her steadfast vigil beneath her Son's cross. Throughout these joyful and sorrowful mysteries of her life, Mary's faith-filled heart embraced God's will, making her an instrument for the accomplishment of God's plan for our salvation, and a living model for us of trust and perseverance. For Mary's undaunted faith and the selfless love it inspired, all generations shall call her blessed. Mission: Imitate Mary's trusting faith in God and selfless charity toward others; honor Mary's faith by reciting the Angelus; seek Mary's intercession by praying the Rosary.

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