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  • [Jesus said,] “May he not come suddenly and find you sleeping.” (Mark 13:36)

    Beware that your hearts do not become drowsy! The sleepy apostles couldn’t keep awake with

    Jesus and drifted off when he most needed them. I have only fallen asleep at the wheel once.

    During college, I worked the morning shift starting at 6 am. After a late night with little sleep,

    I sluggishly got into my car. Comfortably driving down the highway at about 5:15 am, I dozed

    for a few seconds before awakening to the noise of my tires vibrating on the warning tracks—

    just in time to straighten the wheel and avoid the cement divider.

    Advent is like those rumble strips. You don’t always need them, they are annoying when you

    accidentally run over them, but they are very important! We can get tired, trying to keep our

    hearts awake and attuned to Jesus. The rhythm of life, the background music of the world, the

    distractions that fly by us—they all contribute to the danger of a passive heart. Running across

    Advent is like a wake-up call: “Stay awake! He is almost here.”

    As in driving, there are many distractions vying for your attention, but you learn to focus on

    what’s important. You survey your surroundings, looking for hazards while keeping your eyes

    on the road. There are many signs to read, but only certain ones point you where you want to

    go.

    Jesus says to be attentive to the signs; learn to interpret their meaning. Understand them,

    without being distracted by them. Be vigilant, pray for strength, and stay awake and alert.

    Thanks be to God for those rumble strips!

    —Fr. Mark Haydu, LC Liguori PUBLICATIONS © 2016 • Liguori, MO 63057-9999

    St. Sylvester, Woodsfield St. John Bosco, Sardis St. John the Baptist, Miltonsburg founded 1866 dedicated 1976 founded 1841

    Parishes of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Steubenville

    The Monroe County Catholic Churches www.monroecountycatholic.org

    334 South Main Street

    Woodsfield, Ohio 43793-1027

    Phone: 740-472-0187 Fr. Walter E. Heinz, retired Fr. David Gaydosik Fr. Virgil Reischman, retired

    December 3, 2017

    First Sunday of Advent (B)

    Is 63:16b–17, 19b; 64:2–7 1 Cor 1:3–9 Mk 13:33–37

  • This Week

    Sunday St. Sylvester Central Bingo at

    Brown Community Center

    Doors open at 5:00pm

    Bingo begins at 6:30pm

    Tuesday

    5:00p Cub Scout Den Meeting

    at Library

    St. Sylvester Central Bingo

    at Brown Community Center

    Doors open at 5:00pm

    Bingo begins at 6:30pm

    Wednesday

    7:00pm SS– CWC Meeting at Brown Community Center

    7:00pm K of C Meeting

    Friday

    Feast of the Immaculate

    Conception

    Holy Day of Obligation

    8:30am School Mass

    Sunday

    St. Sylvester Central Bingo

    at Brown Community Center

    Doors open at 5:00pm

    Bingo begins at 6:30pm

    The First Sunday of Advent

    Saturday December 2nd

    St. Sylvester, Woodsfield 5:00 pm

    +Marie & Jim Kirkland by their daughters

    Sunday December 3rd

    St. Sylvester, Woodsfield 8:30 am

    +Deloris Knowlton by Missy & Mike Knowlton

    St. John the Baptist, Miltonsburg 10:30 am

    +Mary McLaughlin by Joan & Mark Swallow

    St. John Bosco Mission, Sardis 12:30 pm

    +Maurice “Moe” Mattone by John Paulus Family

    Monday December 4th

    St. John Damascene

    St. Sylvester, Woodsfield 8:30am

    + Hank Zwick by Catherine Paulus

    Tuesday December 5th

    No Mass

    Wednesday December 6th

    St. Nicholas

    St. Sylvester, Woodsfield 6:30am

    Living & Deceased of K of C Council 5009

    Thursday December 7th

    Vigil of the Immaculate Conception

    St. John the Baptist, Miltonsburg 6:30pm

    Living & Deceased Finnicum family by Carolyn Miller

    St. John Bosco, Sardis 6:30pm

    +Clarence & Dorothy Howell by Connie & Larry

    Friday December 8th

    The Immaculate Conception

    St. Sylvester, Woodsfield 8:30am

    +Roman Schumacher by Missy & Mike

    St. Sylvester. Woodsfield 6:30pm

    +Jerry Huffman by Bernie & Linda Dick

    Second Sunday of Advent

    Saturday December 9th

    St. Sylvester, Woodsfield 5:00pm

    +Francis Paulus (Anniversary of death) by his family

    Sunday December 10th

    St. Sylvester, Woodsfield 8:30am

    + George & Lil Calvert by William Calvert

    St. John the Baptist, Miltonsburg 10:30am

    + Pat Gibson by Donna & Karl Robinson

    St. John Bosco, Sardis 12:30pm

    Dominic & Ricci Cecil by Larry & Connie

    Advent Penance Services (An excellent opportunity to access the

    Sacrament of Confession):

    St. Sylvester Central, Woodsfield, December 11th at 8:30am

    St. Sylvester, Woodsfield, Monday December 11th at 7:00pm

    St. Mary Basilica, Marietta, Wednesday, December 13th at 7pm

    Assumption, Barnesville Thursday, December 14th at 7pm

    St. Stephen, Caldwell, Tuesday, December 19th at 7:00pm

    Congratulations to Stephen and Cyndee Habig on the

    con-validation of their civil marriage this week. Happy 8th wedding anniversary also!

    We welcome Dominic O. Cecil to our parishes through the

    Waters of Baptism this past week. Dominic under went open heart surgery this past Wednesday in Columbus.

    Attention Catholic Ladies of Monroe County! You are invited to the

    Catholic Women’s Club Christmas Dinner Party on Wednesday,

    December 13th at 6:00pm at Traditions (113 South Main Street,

    Woodsfield). RSVP by December 6th by calling or texting Diane

    Burkhart

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