209 Third ~ P.O. Box 42 ~ Perry, Kansas 66073

Fr. Jim Moster, Pastor

Website @

Parish Center Phone: 785.597.5558

Ruth Ellis, Secretary –

Emergencies call 785.597.5663 or 785.840.8006


 “We are a pilgrim church, a community of believers, the living Body of Christ.  Our mission is to make God’s presence visible, to proclaim God’s presence in our world.  We witness that presence by living the Gospel images of Christ as shepherd, teacher, priest, and servant.  The seed of faith was sown in our community many years ago.  Today, like the yeast that works in bread, that faith continues to enliven us as we share our faith with our neighbors, region, archdiocese, and universal church.


January 21, 2018


Sunday                        January 21            7:15-7:45  a.m.       -          Confessions

    7:30 a.m.      -          Parish Rosary

    8:00 a.m.      -          Mass at St. Theresa

                                    Parishioners of St. Theresa & St. Aloysius


Tuesday                       January 23                     8:30 a.m.        -         Mass at St. Aloysius


Wednesday                  January 24                    6:15-7:00 p.m. -          Confessions at St. Theresa

   7:05 p.m.       -          Youth Mass at St. Theresa

                                                                                                            Rita Leonard (+)


Thursday                     January 25                    8:30 a.m.          -         Mass at St. Aloysius


To schedule a Mass for a special intention, special occasion or in remembrance of a loved one, contact the office at 785-597-5558.  The usual offering is a $10 Mass stipend that goes to the general fund but no amount is required.



Sunday                        January 28            7:15-7:45 a.m.        -           Confessions

                                                                           7:30 a.m.        -           Parish Rosary

                                                                          8:00 a.m.        -           Mass at St. Theresa

                                                                                                            Jo Mulvihill (+)

                                                                        10:30 a.m.        -           Mass at St. Aloysius




LECTORS:  Josh Ellis, Rita Higgins, Ruth Ellis

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS:  Pat Mulvihill, Tina Bartlett, Jill Guilfoyle

SERVERS:  Coy DeWilde, Madeline DeWilde, Ruby Johnson

            GREETERS/GIFT BEARERS:  Merl & Karla Spurling


WEEKLY OFFERINGS – 01-14-18                                       

Parishioner Envelopes   -         $  1666.00                                  

Plate Collection            -                23.00           Other Contributions      -                82.00

Children’s Collection                      8.00           TOTALS                     -         $  1779.00


Please pray for those who are recently ill:  Georgia Trammel, George Mathews, Karen Parker, Chris Rohlfing, Maddox Schaben, Dalton VanHouton, Rod Hamm, Marcella Kay Gorden, Michael Piwarski,  Allan Otter, Ron Hurd, Elizabeth Maese, Fred Gantz, Arloene Simmons, Alan Adams, Jerry Stadler,  Simon Urie, Kage Ralstin, and Theo Ridenour.  Pray also for their caregivers.   *Please phone the office if you are homebound and desire a visit from Fr. Jim.  Homebound ministers are Jim & Betty Grollmes and Cody Moore.


Church cleaner for the week of January 21-27 is Rhonda Robbins.  If you need a key to clean, please call Ruth at 597-5663 or the Church office at 597-5558 to make arrangements.           

                                                            January 21-27              Rhonda Robbins

                                                            February 4-10              Gary & Ruth Ellis

                                                            February 18-24            Rhonda Robbins

                                                            March 4-10                  Helena Allen

*Please sign-up to clean the Church for one week from January through April if you are able.  Thank you.


Continue to keep in your prayers those who serve our country at home and abroad and their family members:

SFC David Wichman, U.S. Army; PFC Joseph Matthews, Jr, U.S. Army; SS E6 Brian Kabus, 101st Airborne, U.S. Army; Drill Sergeant Brian Buttram, Jr, U.S. Army; Gunner Sgt Travis D. Madden, U.S.M.C.;

MSG. Jerry Rogers, U.S. Army; Private Eric Amack, U.S. Army; SSG Katie Manfred, U.S.A.F.;

2LT Scott Hammel, U.S. Army; GM3 Adam Spurling, U.S. Coast Guard;

E4 Emily Schmidt, U.S. Navy; SA Shawn Spurling, U.S. Coast Guard.


Thank you for doing what you do so that we may live the way we do!


On this Third Sunday in Ordinary Time, Jesus proclaims, “This is the time of fulfillment.  The kingdom of God is at hand.”  That kingdom – so long promised by the prophets – is unfolding.  And what does this mean?  How are we to be part of this unfolding?  “Repent, and believe in the gospel.”  Apparently living in the new kingdom requires us to hope and to change the way we live.  *Reflect on your prayer life.  Is it time to begin praying again?  Is it time to explore new ways of praying or revisit old, treasured ones?  Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you.  *This Thursday the Church will celebrate the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul the Apostle.  As Jesus called Simon, Andrew, James, John, and Paul, he also calls us.  What a reason for hope!  Read Paul’s conversion story in Acts 22:3-16.  Then think about your own conversion journey.  Where are you today in that journey?


January is Right to Life Month.  The Knights of Columbus have a crib in the back of Church.  Needed to fill the crib – baby items/supplies and cash donations for young mothers to be.  100% of all donations goes to Mary’s Choices – Topeka.  Mary’s Choices has provided services to over 1100 patients, over 2200 parenting classes, $300,000 in medical services and $92,00 in material goods. Please support this worthy cause. All donations will be delivered in early February.


Join us for the first ever YOUTH Pro Life Rally in Topeka, KS.  IGNITE will be held on January 22 at 9:00 am at the Topeka Performing Arts Center!  Admission is FREE.  Join other high school and middle school students from the state of Kansas for live music, a testimony from Melissa Ohden and Mass with Archbishop Naumann and Bishop Kemme.  For more info: or see the bulletin board in the back of Church.


All are welcome to “Purified” with Jason Evert.  Hosted by Rural Youth Ministry Outreach.  The event will be in Ottawa on February 3rd (3-7 pm) and in Holton on February 4th (12-4 pm).  Sessions for adults and youth 7th – 12th grade.  Learn more at or see the bulletin board in the back of Church.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Special Intention During This Severe Weather – For our homeless brethren, that they might find a warm shelter and food to comfort them in their difficult times this winter, we pray to the Lord.  Lord hear our prayer.


Thank you to St. Theresa for your contribution to the Christmas Collection benefitting Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas.  We are most grateful for all you do to support and join our mission of serving those in poverty of mind, body or spirit. ~ Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas.


ATTENTION ALL WOMEN – SAVE THE DATE!!  February 10th will be the date for the Topeka Regional Catholic Women’s Conference – Resolve, Renew, Rejoice: Women’s Retreat 2018.  Christ the King Catholic Church.  Come be motivated by Judy Hehr’s conversion story!  More information to come!  Questions: Tonya at 785-221-8652 (text or call).


*Items for the bulletin, please email Ruth Ellis at or phone 597-5558 – deadline noon Thursday.


A Getaway for Self-Renewal - Private Retreat – At a Time of Your Choosing (subject to availability) – The Benedictine sisters at Sophia Center welcome you to make a private retreat at a time of your choosing.  You can meet with a spiritual director, join the monastic community for prayer and meals, read in the library, walk the grounds, and enjoy time for rest and reflection.  To register call 913-360-6173 or go to