September 17, 2017


Mon.      09/18       6:15 AM‑ Communion Service

Tue.        09/19    10:00 AM‑ For All of our Grandparents

Wed.    09/20     7:30 AM‑ Linda Wigand

Thu.     09/21     6:15 AM‑ Communion Service

Fri.      09/22     6:15 AM‑ Communion Service

Sat.      09/23     5:00 PM- Gary Sparks

Sun.     09/24     8:00 AM- Martha Luigs

                                                  ‑ Allen Herrman

                                10:30 AM‑ Shirley Knapp



COMMUNION SERVICES: Monday ‑ Friday at 6:15 AM




Mon.                      - Religious Ed -6:00 PM

                                -Civitan meeting at 6:00 PM

Tuesday                -Grandparents Day at Resurrection

‑Knitting & Crocheting at 5:30 PM

Wednesday         -Fr. Dilgers Lecture Church History – 7 PM

Saturday              ‑Confessions ‑ 4:00 ‑ 4:30 PM

                               ‑Mass at 5 PM

Sunday                     ‑Rosary before the 8:00 AM Mass

                                -R.C.I.A at 9 AM

                                -R.C.I.A childcare at 9 AM

                                ‑Mass at 8:00AM

                                ‑ Mass at 10:30 AM

                                -Highschool Youth Group 6-9 PM


BOOK FAIR VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The Resurrection Scholastic Book Fair will be held the week of September 18th – 22nd . We are in need of volunteers to help work! The book fair will be open Monday-Friday during school hours. If you are able to volunteer, please contact Mrs. Mills at nmills@evdio.org


COUNT DOWN TO THE FALL FESTIVAL We have two weeks until the Annual Nut Club Fall Festival.  Signup sheets are in the back of church.  Please sign up as many times as you can.  Thanks to all of our wonderful volunteers that make this a success.


RCIA PROGRAM for people interested in the Catholic Faith: Resurrection’s RCIA program for the 2017-18 will begin in September 24TH.  If you are interested in becoming a catholic of just learning more about the Catholic faith, please contact Joe Keith at jkeith@evdio.org or 812-963-3121


LOOKING FOR A GREAT DEAL ON FORMAL ATTIRE? ALL ARE WELCOME to the Fashionably Formal Resale Event, Sept. 23, from 8am-Noon at Evansville Mater Dei auditorium.  Consign or buy new or gently used formal gowns and accessories! Drop-off dates for consignments are Sept. 19 & 21, 5:30-8pm. Proceeds benefit the MD Speech Team. Check out our Fashionably Formal Resale Event on Facebook or email jseiler@evdio.org for more details.


SCRIP CARDS will not be ordered the first week of October because of the Fall Festival.  Those of you with direct debit will receive your cards.


MASS STIPENDS Resurrection Church is allowed to accept a stipend for the request of a Mass to be celebrated for a soul, living or deceased. The standard Mass stipend is $10.


MDFAA GOLF SCRAMBLE- The Mater Dei Friends and Alumni Association Golf Scramble will be Friday, September 29 at Helfrich Hills. Lunch will be served beginning at 11:00 a.m., and a shotgun start is at noon.   To register call the Mater Dei Advancement Office at (812) 421-5727.  The deadline for registering is Friday, September 22. 


DELAY SCHEDULE - Mater Dei will be on a one-hour delay schedule on Wednesday, October 18 for all teachers to take part in professional development.  Students should report to block one classes at 8:25 AM.


FAFSA INFORMATION FOR MATER DEI SENIORS AND THEIR PARENTS - Attention seniors and their parents!  Mark your calendars for the evening of Thursday, October 19, at 6:00 p.m. in the Media Center when a representative from the University of Evansville's Financial Aid Office will be at Mater Dei to discuss the FASFA (Free Application for Student Aid) process for college. 


TACKLING SUICIDE AWARENESS - Mater Dei and Castle High Schools have partnered to promote suicide awareness and prevention at their September 23 football game. There will be a walk around the Castle track before the football game at 6:30 p.m. The walk will be 7 minutes and 41 seconds long to promote the 7-4-1-7-4-1 Crisis Text help line. If someone is in a crisis, they can text "Help" to 741741 and receive help from a trained crisis counselor. All Mater Dei and Castle students and fans are welcome to walk but are asked to return to their seats immediately after the walk.


RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE at Resurrection School on September 26 from 1:30 -5:30. Please go to redcrossblood.org and enter Resurrection to schedule an appointment.


SCHNUCKS CARDS TO GIVE BACK TO RESURRECTION If you enjoy shopping at Schnucks we need you to sign up for a Schnucks card.  Each time you purchase groceries a percent will come back to the Church.  The small card can be scanned at any register anytime you shop.  If you would like a Schnucks card just send the following information to Deb Mitchell at dmitchell@evdio.org or call the Parish Office at 812-963-3121. We need your name, address, phone number and e-mail address. 


SCRIP ORDER FORMS are located in the back of the church next to the bulletin board.  Start your Christmas Shopping early and get your gifts cards for Christmas.  They make great stocking stuffers and a easy gift for someone that you just don’t know what item to get.  Here are some of our most popular retailers.  Hacienda, Walmart, Target, Marathon, Buffalo Wild Wings, Azzip Pizza, Donut Bank, Los Bravos, El Charro etc…. and many many more.  Christmas is only 13 weeks away.


Dear Parishioners,

            Grandparents Day is scheduled for Tuesday, September 19th. Kindergarten-4th grade students will attend mass with their grandparents at 10:00 a.m., and all students in K-8 will have lunch with their grandparents starting around 11:00 a.m. If you have grandchildren in grades K-4 only, then you will attend mass and have lunch with your grandchildren. If you have grandchildren in grades 5-8 only, you will not go to mass and may come at 11:00 for lunch with your grandchildren. If you are lucky enough to have grandchildren in both groups, you will attend mass with your younger grandchildren and meet up with the older ones for lunch on that day. Lunch on Grandparents Day is a carry in lunch for everyone. Fast food is allowed on this day, or maybe you can pack a special lunch from home for yourself and your grandparents. Students with their grandparents may eat lunch in the cafeteria, gym, classrooms, or outside if weather permits. We will ask for all grandparents to return their grandchildren to their classrooms after lunch by 11:45. It is a very special day for the students and their grandparents. (If grandparents happen to not be available, maybe a special aunt, uncle or family friend can come have lunch with your children.) Because of the parking situation. Adoration hours from 10 - Noon will be canceled.  Adoration resumes at 1:00pm.

            There will be a Red Cross Blood Drive at Resurrection School on September 26 from 1:30 -5:30. Please go to redcrossblood.org and enter Resurrection to schedule an appointment.

            There is a Middle School Youth Group being formed and the first meeting is Sept. 17 at 1:00pm in the Language arts Room in the school . All Middle Schoolers are welcome to attend.

            Here is a reflection on the 23nd Sunday readings. “Anger and unforgiveness are poisons that rot out our capacity for life. As long as our hands and hearts are full of anger and unforgiveness, we have no space to hold onto love, peace, and joy. Sirach says, “Does anyone harbor anger against another, and expect healing from the Lord? If one has no mercy toward another like oneself, can one then seek pardon for one’s own sin?” This points out the problem with our sinful thinking. In fact, we often do expect (wrongly) that God should heal us while we refuse others healing. We often fail to see that the person to whom we deny mercy is like us in any way. As long as we persist in believing these lies, we close ourselves to the mercy, healing, and life Jesus longs to give us. Where have you been harboring anger, denying mercy, persisting in unforgiveness? Give it to Jesus before the Eucharist today, and ask for the life you’ve been refusing.”

Here is something amusing. “My sister-in-law was teaching Sunday school class. The topic for the day: Easter Sunday and the Resurrection of Christ. “What did Jesus do on this day?” she asked. There was no response, so she gave her students a hint: “It starts with the letter R.” “One boy blurted, Recycle!” and another, The last time we changed from daylight saving time, a preacher friend posted, “For those who habitually show up 15 minutes late to church, allow me to remind you that tonight is the night you set your clock back 45 minutes.” and another “What’s wrong, Bubba?” asked the pastor. “I need you to pray for my hearing,” said Bubba. The pastor put his hands on Bubba’s ears and prayed. When he was done, he asked, “So how’s your hearing?” “I don’t know,” said Bubba. “It isn’t until next Tuesday.”

God Bless you this Week,   Fr. Phil Kreilein


PARKING FOR EVANSVILLE WISDOM DAY - If you are riding with an individual who has mobility issues, please drop them off at the Manor Auditorium doors. Please proceed to park on the TOP DECK of the parking garage by the Manor Auditorium. There are stairs and elevators that will take you down to the first floor directly across the garage from the Manor entrance. If the TOP DECK of the garage is full. Please park by the helipads. At this time, the volunteer shuttles should be available to bring you to the Auditorium. Additionally, if you called an were placed on the waiting list, you will be called if  a spot is available for you.

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES - Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer’s, learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.  $5 donation suggested. Designed for family caregivers; please no professionals.  Sept. 19, 2017, 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Alzheimer’s Association, 701 N. Weinbach Ave, Suite 510, Evansville, IN.  Seating is limited.  Registration required; please call 1.800.272.3900 to register or at communityresourcefinder.org. -M. Helene French, BSW | Community Outreach Coordinator | Alzheimer's Association.


Prayer/Praise Requests

Our Resurrection based American Heritage troop will be collecting prayer/praise requests from now through September 22nd as part of the Annual American Heritage Girls’ National Service Day which is September 16th. Prayer Lockers will be placed in the church and school foyers for you to drop off not only your prayer requests, but your praise reports too!  We want to know how God is working in your life and also ways we can pray for you! Our troop will collect all requests for a group prayer service on September 23rd before visiting the Potters Wheel to continue our local day of service.