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1 Welcome to the faith community of ST. FRANCIS DE SALES LAKE GENEVA, WISCONSIN December 10, nd Sunday of Advent We, the community of St. Francis de Sales Parish, seek to LIVE JESUS through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit by ministering to the needs of our brothers and sisters through Word, Worship, Education and Service. Please keep in prayer the following students who will be receiving their First Reconciliation on Wednesday, Dec. 13. Diego Arellano Misael Arellano Alejandro Avila-Gallegos Archer Bills Uriel Cruz-Villegas Yamilet Cruz-Villegas Yovani Cruz-Villegas Ethan Danz Octavio Duran-Bernal Gilberto Escobar Abigail Fain Owen Francois David Fonseca Maggie Georgalas Alexa Green Carrington Greenberg Mia Gonzalez Alaina Gordon Ivan Hernandez-Jimenez Jacob Hensler Troy Hibbard Carson Kaiser Connor Kavanaugh Layla Klemke Grace Kluck William Larkin Tierney Lentz Liddy Lynch Lilly Lynd Karla Mendez Arturo Mendoza Crystal Mendoza Alondra Mendoza Alex Moreno Hammond Narut Julia Needle Jack Nobillio Tim O Grady Alan Ramirez Edwardo Ramirez Emily Ramirez Rebecca Rash Samantha Robles Anahi Rodriguez Giovanni Roldan Nancy Roldan-Vazquez Ashley Rosas Yasmin Rosas Tony Rosas Kevin Salinas-Lopez Dexter Santos Emily Soto-Camilia Lexi Torgerson Jimena Villarreal-Pita Imanol Valadez-Torres Macklin Wilson Sophia Yonkee Lucas Zaskowski PRAYER & WORSHIP Mass of Anticipation: Saturday, 5:15 p.m. Sunday Mass: 7:30, 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. (English); 5:00 p.m. (Spanish) Daily Mass: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 7:00 a.m. School Mass: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. (During School Year) Communion Service: Thursday, 7:00 a.m.; Saturday, 8:00 a.m. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: Tuesday, 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Reconciliation: Saturday, 4:00-5:00 p.m.; Sunday, 4:00-4:45 p.m. (Bilingual); or by appointment PARISH OFFICE Hours: Mondays, 10:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m.; Tuesdays Thursdays, 7:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.; Fridays, 7:30 a.m. 12:30 p.m.; Sundays, 8:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Address: 148 W. Main Street, Lake Geneva, WI Phone: (262) Fax: (262) Parish Web Site: PARISH SCHOOL Address: 130 W. Main Street, Lake Geneva, WI Phone: (262) Fax: (262)

2 PLEASE PRAY FOR Nathan Rittenbacher Lily Thomas Potjeau Donna Anderson Nancy Rittenbacher AnneMarie Janikowski Nathan Mora & Family Nancy Hrdlicka Ed Muisenga Tom Lasorda Anne Chant Matt Scheffler Anita Kaczor Jacqueline Sollars Casandra Uksas Ruka Connelly Lee Redmer Jeff Yanke Janice Berka Matt Merkt David Squire Tess Adams Tom Peck Kasia Zaremba Anthony Ferrini Karen Hess Thaddeus Pawlicki Michele Mohar Jeff Roberts Michelle Roberts Jim Mansky Connie Campbell Bronti Aitken Nancy Walsh Ellen Holian-Mykrantz Robyn Nanna Germaine Clifford Isabelle Boldt David Crusey Phil Renwick COUNTING CONTRIBUTIONS 12/11 TEAM 6 12/18 TEAM 1 ALTAR CARE SCHEDULE 12/11-12/16 Maureen Allenstein 12/18-12/23 Environment Committee Joseph Strawbridge Janette Dunlap David William Tom Michelle Ward David Pavin Santo Gremaldi Robert Haimann Kyle Fanter Sue Miller Betty Bartelson Kevin Butler Emma Frodl Roman Juska Bill Bokina Marie Hintzpeter Bill Motsinger Scott Tyrcha Mary Cherney Michelle Roberts Carol Paul Herrmann Thomas Barrett Marilyn Humpfrey John Berens Florence Takacs Jesus Diaz Marion Donald Comstock Sr. Kim Hendrickson Jim Mansky John Regester Nancy McGann Thomas Billing Louella Rogers WEDDING BANNS III. Danielle Riccardi & Nicholas Christiano READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Is 35:1-10; Ps 85:9ab, 10-14; Lk 5:17-26 Tuesday: Zec 2:14-17 or Rv 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab; Jdt 13:18bcde, 19; Lk 1:26-38 or Lk 1:39-47, or any readings from the Common of The Blessed Virgin Mary, nos Wednesday: Is 40:25-31; Ps 103:1-4, 8, 10; Mt 11:28-30 Thursday: Is 41:13-20; Ps 145:1, 9-13ab; Mt 11:11-15 Friday: Is 48:17-19; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Mt 11:16-19 Saturday: Sir 48:1-4, 9-11; Ps 80:2ac, 3b, 15-16, 18-19; Mt 17:9a, Sunday: Is 61:1-2a, 10-11; Lk 1:46-50, 53-54; 1 Thes 5:16-24; Jn 1:6-8, BULLETIN SUBMISSION All articles for the bulletin must be ed to or submitted in writing to the parish office. The deadline is at noon on Monday. Thank you! MASS INTENTIONS SATURDAY, December 9, :00 a.m. Communion Service 2:00 p.m. Danielle Riccardi & Nicholas Christiano Wedding 5:15 p.m. Barbara & Jan Cyprysiak and Rick Dunlap SUNDAY, December 10, :30 a.m. Charles Reuss and Tim King 9:00 a.m. Elyse Pesola and Frank Huml 10:30 a.m. Sefleris & Kotz Families and Ambrocio & Caridad Alcedo 5:00 p.m. All Parishioners (Spanish Mass) MONDAY, December 11, :00 a.m. Frances Minahan TUESDAY, December 12, :00 a.m. Craig Collins and Bernard Faley 6:00 p.m. Our Lady of Guadalupe Mass WEDNESDAY, December13, :00 a.m. Deceased Members of the Reckamp Family 9:00 a.m. All Students THURSDAY, December 14, :00 a.m. Communion Service FRIDAY, December 15, :00 a.m. Jack Frothingham SATURDAY, December 16, :00 a.m. Communion Service 5:15 p.m. John Wozniak and Catherine Sesselman SUNDAY, December 17, :30 a.m. Don Squire, Anthony & Adina Mancini and John Sissons 9:00 a.m. Jaimie Cox 10:30 a.m. Frank & Bogdan Jaronczyk, Tom Geldermann and Dan Corboy 5:00 p.m. All Parishioners (Spanish Mass)

3 LET US HELP WITH YOUR HOLIDAY BAKING Catholic Daughters will have a Bake Sale on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 9 & 10 after all the Masses. Stop by to pick up a delicious treat for now or to freeze for later. All proceeds will be used for the charitable projects supported by Catholic Daughters. CATHOLIC DAUGHTER NEWS The next meeting of the Catholic Daughters will be Dec. 18 at 6:00 p.m. in the parish center. You are invited to bring an ornament and join in our ornament exchange. See you there. Please call our Regent, Lois Maywald, with any questions at (262) LAKELAND NURSING HOME SCHEDULES The Lakeland Nursing home schedules are in the folder in the chapel entrance Sun Mon Tues Wed THE WEEK AHEAD DEC. 10 DEC. 17 KC Breakfast Catholic Daughters Bake Sale After Masses 1:00 Emmaus Women (English) 6:00 Our Lady of Guadalupe Vigil 5:00 Mananitas 7:30 Adoration 6:00 Spanish Mass Our Lady of Guadalupe 7:00 Emmaus Men (Spanish) 10:00 Bible Study 11:15 Shepherds of Christ 4:00 Church Cleaning 6:00 First Reconciliation and Parish Reconciliation 6:00 Religious Education Gr :15 Contemporary Choir Thurs 1:00 RCIA 6:00 Liturgical Dancers 6:00 Stewardship 7:00 Hispanic Ministry 7:00 Chorale Fri Sat 8:00 Student of the Month Breakfast 9:00 School Prayer Service 7:00 Emmaus Women (Spanish) 7:00 Legion of Mary 7:00 Posadas 9:30 AA 7:00 Posadas Sun 9:00 REP Gr. 5K-5 6:30 Confirmation Class 6:30 High School REP 7:00 Posadas M ARK YOUR CALENDARS...FOR CHRISTMAS EVE! The Advent and Christmas Seasons are very special times at St. Francis de Sales. Christmas Eve is especially exciting when we walk into church and see the sparkling lights on all the trees, the Christmas flowers, and the creche waiting for the baby Jesus to be placed between Mary and Joseph. Christmas this year falls on a Monday so something is happening that only occurs one time every seven years. The Fourth Sunday of Advent takes place on Christmas Eve! Because of this unusual timing, there will be only two Masses on the morning of Dec. 24. Those Masses will be at7:30 and 9:00 a.m. (no 10:30 a.m. Mass) The times for Christmas Eve Masses are changing slightly this year. Father Mark would like to celebrate the Children s Mass at both St. Francis and St. Benedict so we have each altered our schedules so that can happen. The Children s Mass will be at 3: 00 p.m. with music by the Children s Choir. There will then be a 4:30 p.m. Mass in the church. The later Mass will be at 10:00 p.m. with music by the Adult Choir beginning at 9:40 p.m.. We will be putting out reminders in the coming weeks about these time changes. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.

4 IN LOVING MEMORY Born to eternal rest Betty Haseley ETERNAL REST GRANT UNTO HER, O LORD, AND MAY PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HER. DECEMBER KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BREAKFAST At our December K of C Breakfast, on Dec. 10, the Knights will have Christmas carolers there singing Christmas songs. Santa Claus will also be at our Breakfast paying us a visit. Won t you please stop in and listen to some songs and visit with Santa? Thank you from the K of C Council #1647. SOLEMNITY OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY Friday, Dec. 8, is the day we celebrate the Immaculate Conception of Mary, the Mother of Jesus. The day marks our belief that God preserved Mary from any inclination to sin, the inheritance of original sin passed on to all mankind from Adam and Eve. It is the patronal feast day of the United States and is a Holy Day of Obligation. Mass will be held at St. Francis de Sales that day at 7 a.m., 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. Giving Period & Method Stewardship Treasure Actual Goal Over/ (Under) Weekend of December 3 Envelope 14,818 7,717 7,101 Offertory 2,167 2,675 (508) Elect. Fund Transfer 1,495 1, OnLine ( 3,441 1,717 1,724 Total 21,921 13,472 8,449 Year to Date (07/01/16 to 12/03/17) Envelope 166, ,361 5,274 Offertory 68,550 69,623 (1,073) Elect. Fund Transfer 23,595 22, OnLine ( 45,744 34,650 11,094 Total 304, ,488 16,036 Other Weekend Giving Capital Campaign 185 Angel Fund 2,102 Human Concerns 90 Please consider OnLine giving by navigating to clicking on the DONATE icon and signing up today! CHRISTMAS MEMORIALS As we end a month of remembering those who have gone before us in faith, another opportunity to remember our loved ones appears. During the seasons of Advent and Christmas, many of us are reminded of those who are no longer with us. If you would like to remember a loved one this Christmas Season, please consider offering a Memorial in their honor. Your donation will go toward the cost of our seasonal church decorations. If you would like to remember your loved ones, please complete the form below and return it to the parish office, along with your donation, no later than Monday, Dec. 18. THANK YOU!! The names of those remembered will be published in a special bulletin in the beginning of January. Yes, I wish to make a Christmas Memorial Donation in memory of: Donation offered by:

5 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS BREAKFAST Sunday, Dec. 10, 8 to 11 a.m. Come to join fellow parishioners! Omelet $5 Small Slam $3 Egg Combo $4 French Toast $3.50 Singles of Eggs or French Toast $1 Bacon $1.50 Orange Juice or Milk $1.50 Hash Browns; Toast & Jelly, Tea $1 each Coffee & Sanka $1.25 Carry-outs available just $.50 extra! We have reached our goal and exceeded it! We collected $ in our coffee cans over the last month, thanks to you. We will be presenting a check to the school shortly for a grand total of $ for school computers. Thank you from the K of C Council #1647. FIESTA DE NUESTRA SEÑORA DE GUADALUPE VIGILIA/ FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE VIGIL Vigil begins Monday, Dec. 11, at 6:00 p.m. and continues through the night, ending with Las Mananitas at 5:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, Dec. 12. Then at 5:30 p.m. the evening of Dec. 12 there will be a remembrance/ reenactment of the Dia de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe followed by Spanish Mass at 6:00 p.m. and hospitality immediately following mass. Memorare of Our Lady of Guadalupe Remember, O most gracious Virgin of Guadalupe, that in your heavenly apparitions on the mount of Tepeyac, you promised to show your compassion and pity towards all who, loving and trusting you, seek your help and call upon you in their necessities and afflictions. You promised to hear our supplications, to dry our tears, and to give us consolation and relief. Never has it been known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, we fly to you, O Mary, ever- Virgin Mother of the true God! Though grieving under the weight of our sins, we come to prostrate ourselves before you. We fully trust that, standing beneath your shadow and protection, nothing will trouble or afflict us, nor do we need to fear illness or misfortune, or any other sorrow. O Virgin of Guadalupe, you want to remain with us through your admirable Image, you who are our Mother, our health, and our life. Placing ourselves beneath your maternal gaze, and having recourse to you in all our necessities, we need do nothing more. O Holy Mother of God, despise not our petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer us. Amen KEEP CHRIST IN CHRISTMAS SIGNS The K of Cs will be selling their Keep Christ in Christmas car magnets and window decals (clings) for glass surfaces at our regular Sunday, Dec. 10 Breakfast. They make a great stocking stuffer or small gift for that special someone. Thank you from the K of Cs Council #1647. This will be your last chance! PRAYER LIST UPDATE We are updating the prayer list of those who are sick. If you would like your name or the name of a loved one to remain on the list, please contact the parish office by Jan. 1 at or (262) GRANT WRITER Looking for a way to give back to your community? Side by Side is looking for someone who has the time to manage our grant writing opportunities. If interested, please call Lynelle at or S i d e b y S i d e at CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE SUNDAY, DECEMBER 24 Christmas Eve 3:00 Children's Mass 4:30 Mass 7:00 Spanish Mass 10:00 Traditional Midnight Mass prelude beginning at 9:30 MONDAY, DECEMBER 25 Christmas Day 8:00 a.m. Contemporary Choir 10:00 a.m. Chorale HOPEFUL HORIZONS Hopeful Horizons: St. Benedict Bereavement Group for those who are grieving the loss of a loved one. We meet the second Wednesday of every month at 10:00 a.m.. Our next meeting will be Dec. 13. All grieving people are welcome to this ecumenical group.

6 PET SUPPORT GROUP am hoping to begin a pet support group for those among us who, like myself, are having a difficult time moving forward. Grief, emotional pain, guilt and many other facets of grieving the loss of a pet can become overwhelming for many of us and having others who share in your grief can often times assist in the healing. If there is enough interest I am hoping to secure a room at the church for this purpose, date/time TBD based on response. If interested please contact Dawn at (262) Responses should be received no later than Jan. 12, SFDS SCHOOL NEWS On Dec. 5, students from Mary s FIAT went shopping at Target for presents with funds raised by their organization to help a family have a wonderful Christmas. CATHOLIC CENTRAL NEWS On Nov. 1 through Nov 6, Catholic Central social studies teacher Mr. Dan Meddaugh organized and led a Civil Rights Trip. Sixteen Catholic Central students with seven parents traveled to multiple states in Southeast United States touring important sites from events in the 1950s and 1960s Civil Rights Movement. Many of the sites followed the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Students traveled to sites in Springfield,IL, Memphis,TN, Selma and Montgomery,AL, Tuskegee,AL, Columbus,GA, Atlanta,GA, and Chattanooga, TN before heading back to Burlington, WI. Most notable experience, students were honored by attending President Jimmy Carter's Sunday School in Plains, GA. They got a chance to meet and briefly talk with President Jimmy Carter along with First Lady Rosalynn. Some of the other major sites included Dr. Martin Luther King Jr s assassination site at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN. Dr. King's birth home and childhood church in Atlanta, GA, along with his church and home in Montgomery, AL. The Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL, site of the famous Selma-Montgomery March in 1965 as well as Bloody Sunday. The sixth grade class held their annual Lakeland Animal Shelter Drive. The 1st and 4th Grade classes brought in more donations per student to win the animal shelter donation drive contest. Donations helped support the Lakeland Animal Shelter.

7 PASTORAL STAFF Pastor Fr. Mark Danczyk (262) Associate Pastor Fr. Sergio Lizama, S.A.C. (262) Parish Secretary Judie Weeks (262) Director of Liturgy & Music Michael Deane (262) Director of Child Faith Formation Lori Glass (262) Director of Youth Faith Formation Michael Deane (262) CATHOLIC SCHOOLS St. Francis de Sales Parish School Principal Eric Gallagher (262) Catholic Central High School Principal Bonnie Scholz (262) PARISH TRUSTEES Daryl Braun (262) Martha Cucco (262) ON THE WEB Parish Website: PASTORAL COUNCIL MEMBERS Millie McCormick (630) Kathleen Dobbler (262) Mary Ferrini (262) Lois Maywald (262) AnneMarie Janikowski (262) Sandra Cruz (262) Kathleen Murray (262) Gene Bulla (727) Kurt Kayser (703) Ricardo Lagunas (847) SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE Immediately after the engagement and before any date is set for the wedding, the couple is asked to make an appointment with the priest. Six months is the normal time required for preparation. SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM Please call the parish office at (262) for Baptismal preparation/registration. SPANISH CELEBRATIONS Quinceaneras, presentaciones y bodas: Comuniquese con Antonia Mata: We are in the Loop: Switch hearing aid to T-coil Like us on Facebook: St. Francis de Sales Lake Geneva