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Celeste Campos

Diego Gonzalez

Jayro Perales

Camila Pereznegron

Camron Preciado

Arturo Rivas

Krystal Saucedo

October 18, 2020 1:30 p.m.

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Mission Statement Called by Baptism, nourished by the Eucharist, and inspired by the Holy Spirit, our mission is to live the Good News of Christ through Worship, Evangelization, Service, Spiritual Formation, and Stewardship.

Contact Us

Father Jim Morris, Primary Pastor, St. Basil

Father Fabio Garzon, Primary Pastor, St. Peter

Deacon John Lohrstorfer

Deacon Bill VanDril

Andrea Aleman, Church Manager

Cecilia Wondergem, Music & Liturgy Coordinator

Charlie Hamlin, Facilities Manager

Camille DeLano, School Principal

Margie Little, DRE/Youth Faith Formation

Geralyn Monacelli, Coordinator of R.C.I.A.

Sylvia Verdonk, Confirmation Program

Sister Maria Eugenia Gomez, Parish Pastoral Associate for Hispanic Ministry

St. Basil Catholic Church

513 Monroe Blvd., South Haven, MI 49090

Parish Office 269-637-2404 Fax 269-637-8374

School Office 269-637-3529

Parish Office Closed

Mass Intentions

Saturday, October 17

4:00—5:00 p.m. Confessions

7:00 p.m. People of the parish (en Español)

Sunday, October 18

9:00 a.m. † Harry Sarno

11:00 a.m. † Gerry and Margo Sherman

Monday, October 19

9:00 a.m. Intention of Sister Teresa Tamandl

Tuesday, October 20

9:00 a.m. † John Stewart

Wednesday, October 21

9:00 a.m. People of the parish

Thursday, October 22 No Mass

Friday, October 23

5:00 p.m. † Vicki Kahne

Saturday, October 24

7:00 p.m. People of the parish (en Español)

Sunday, October 25

9:00 a.m. † Richard and Carol Averill

11:00 a.m. † Michael Reck, 3rd anniversary

This week’s bulletin sponsor is Power Engineering Supply and Rhino Refrigeration LLC. Please keep all of our advertisers in your prayers as our businesses and sponsors struggle during these times.

The Diocese of Kalamazoo has and will continue to cooper-ate with the Michigan Attorney General’s investigation and encourages anyone with information related to misconduct to call the reporting number set-up by the Michigan Attorney General’s office at: 844.324.3374

The Catholic Bishop Abuse Reporting Ser-vice (CBAR) has been established to receive reports of sexual abuse and related misconduct by bishops and to relay those reports to proper Church authorities for investigation. To make a report, visit or phone (800) 276-1562. When a report includes a crime, such as the sexual abuse of a minor, it will also be reported to civil authorities. Otherwise, reports will be kept confidential.

Flowers on the Altar

In loving memory of Edward Kusmider

by Jania Kusmider

Please pray for

Carol Averill

that she may now enjoy the great blessings of eternal life. We pray also for her family and friends, that they find peace in the promises of Christ.

Those who are called to the table of the Lord must glow with the brightness.

St. John of Capistrano Feast day October 23

Our Generosity to God for the weekend of October 11

Envelope Offering (39) ...................................... $7,577.00

Electronic/Online Contributions ............................ $924.00

Loose Offering ..................................................... $581.00

Total Collection ................................................. $9,082.00

Offertory Giving All have felt the financial impact of COVID 19 in one way or another. Everyone’s situation is very personal to them. Our offertory has dropped significantly with the limi-tations of capacity for participation at Mass.

Average weekly contribution needed to meet budget


Weekly collection October 11: $9,082

Please consider giving any amount that you are able to share so that we can continue the ministry of the church

and help those in need.

Contributions may be mailed in or made electronically via the church website. If you are interested in regular automatic giving, please contact the office for an ACH form or download at

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Religious Education News

Trauma Recovery Program The Trauma Recovery Program is available to adult survivors of childhood trauma (emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, or severe neglect). The program focuses on the present, rather than the past, and teaches skills for more effective daily functioning. Call Trauma Recovery Associates at 269-459-2121 and learn about our free programs.

Eucharistic Adoration

Monday, 10:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m.


Monday, 2:00 p.m. Saturday, 4:00 p.m.

First Communion Prep There will be two Zoom Meetings for parents and children who will be preparing for First Communion.

Tuesday October 20 6:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Children in grades 2 and up who have been in the program at least 1 year and are planning to make First Holy Communion in Spring 2021.

Tuesday October 20 7:30 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. Children in grade 1 and up who have not enrolled in the First Holy Communion preparation yet and who are plan-ning to make First Holy Communion in Spring 2022.

Registration is still open for CCD classes! Please visit our website: for more information. Click on Ministries, and then Faith Formation.

Please contact Margie Little at [email protected] or phone/text to 269-355-5671.

Father Jim will confer the Sacrament of Confirmation on seven candidates at a special Mass at 1:30 p.m. this Sunday, October 18. Any family mem-

bers who wish to attend MUST have a reservation. The Confirmation Mass will be livestreamed on the St. Basil Facebook page, and we invite all in our parish community to join us via Facebook for this special celebration.

All Confirmation 2021 and 2022 preparation sessions will be online until at least January 2021. The next session for new candidates will be through Zoom on Sunday, October 25, from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Students in their second year of preparation for the sacrament will meet on Zoom on Sunday, November 1, at 7:30 p.m.

To all adults in the parish: Is God calling you to serve? Do you enjoy being online? Are you VIRTUS-trained, or would you be willing to participate in an online "VIRTUS: Protecting God's Children" training session? Would you be willing to spend an hour once or twice a month interacting with teenage students as they prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation? During this COVID-19 pandemic, when so many of us feel unsure and unsafe in large groups - even at Mass - we would love to have you join us from the comfort of your home to interact with our candidates, mentor them on their journeys, and provide a virtual "community of faith." Contact Sylvia Verdonk at (616) 446-5113 by phone or text if you would like a Zoom invitation and would be willing to help.

“Open your minds and hearts to the beauty of all that God has made and

to His special, personal love for each one of you.” - St. Pope John Paul II, Feast Day October 22

BAA 2020—Building Strong Parishes ...and We Are On Our Way!

Did you know that anything raised over $50,829 will be returned to the parish? Did you know that anything the parish receives back will be used to tuckpoint the exterior of the bell tower and the main body of the church building? Currently we have pledges and payments of $66,329.

We need your support to reach the parish goal of $101,637. Pledges are payable through March 2020 and can be made with envelopes available in the church Connector or by visiting the diocesan giving website or visit our parish website and then direct your gift to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal.

Please contact the business office at 637-2404 or send an email to: [email protected] with any questions.

We have had some special sacramental activity going on lately. One group of young people who have been preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation for the last two years received that Sacrament last weekend. This weekend will see the Confirmation of the other half of the group. Meanwhile, you may

be witnesses of some of the First Communions that have taken place recently or will be happening in the near future. A number of young people are taking these steps to grow in their faith and we support and congratulate them all! These things would normally have taken place last Spring but, well, I guess I don't have to explain why it didn't happen this year!

None of it could have happened at all, of course, if the young people weren't prepared, and so we also need to thank those who prepared them: their parents and their catechists! As we say in the Rite of Baptism, parents are "the first educators of their children in the ways of faith." This doesn't just mean first in time, it also means first in importance, "first place" if you will. Catechists, too, have an important role to play. They build on what the parents have already done and, as is becoming more and more clear lately, can help the parents in their role as providers of their children's fundamental faith formation.

I especially thank Margie Little and Sylvia Verdonk who, with the volunteer catechists they coordinate, have done so much to prepare our young people for a lifetime of faith development. There's much that goes into organizing these things and caring for the kids. What they do isn't always easy, and the results are not always immediately visible, but seeds they help plant have the potential to grow into abundantly good fruit that will benefit the whole world. If you see them, thank them yourself -- and maybe volunteer your help too! Fr. Jim

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St. Basil Catholic School

Parish Playpen Project Sponsored by Caring Network, a program of

Catholic Charities Diocese of Kalamazoo

The agency is running low on the following items for the women and children they serve: winter coats (newborn- 4T), towels for infants, socks for infants (0-12 mo.), pacifiers (newborn - 12 mo.), sleepers and PJs (newborn to 5T), receiving blankets/swaddle blankets, nursing bras.

You may place your purchases in the playpen located in the Connector throughout the month of October.

Our parish office remains closed during the mandated stay-at-home order for Michigan. You may still contact us at 269-637-2404. When you call the office and press our extensions (Andrea, Cecilia, Fr. Jim, and

Charlie) your call will be automatically sent to our personal phones If we don’t answer immediately, your call will be forwarded to a voicemail which we are able to retrieve from home. We remain available for you, just not in the office.

Saint Basil Catholic School is looking for qualified substitute teachers. The candidate should be a certified teacher and/or able to present or acquire a Michigan substitute teacher permit. All substitute teachers must be VIRTUS trained (or willing to become trained) and submit to fingerprinting and a background check.

Please inquire with Camille DeLano at the school if interested: 269-637-3529.

More from Thomas Merton’s “Life and Holiness”

from Deacon John

This week we look at how Merton views the “moral life” of a Christian. He writes, “The sanctity of Christian life is based not on love of an abstract law but on love of the living God, a divine person, Jesus Christ, the incarnate Word of God. And it is based also on the love of our brothers in Christ. Hence, our moral life is not legalistic, not a mere matter of fidelity to duty. It is above all a matter of personal gratitude, of love, and of praise. It is a “Eucharistic“ morality, a code of love based on communal Thanksgiving and appreciation of our life in Christ. Thus, our good works are not done simply in order to satisfy the cold obligation of an impersonal law. They are a personal response of love to the desire of the human heart filled with the divine love for us.”

That Man Is You (TMIY) is back this fall and is open all men of the parish! Each week a video link will be emailed to you and you can view it at your leisure. If you want, you can join a Zoom meeting at

8:00 on Saturday mornings. There is no charge and it’s a easy to sign up! Why not preview one of these free videos? This semester we’re looking at strengthening our communi-cation between husbands and wives and family. Please contact Deacon John at [email protected]

An Opportunity to Help

St. Basil Book Group

Gratefulness, the Heart of Prayer (An Approach to Life in Fullness) by Brother David Steindl-Rast.

“Prayer is grateful living. It is not the prayers we say that count so much as our prayerfulness.”

Everyone is welcome to join. If you’re interested please contact Deacon John, [email protected]

Winter Coat Collection Our friends at St. Vincent de Paul in Bangor are requesting our help with a collection of outer winter wear for the less fortunate. Gently used coats, hats, mittens for children and

adults are needed, especially men’s and children’s coats. There’s a deposit station in the South Lobby for you to drop off your items. Thank you!

Next Sunday, October 25, our church will participate in the special collection for World Mission Sunday. Pope Francis reminds us of our baptismal call to respond as missionar-ies, saying “Here I am, send me!” Please respond with your support of the priests and religious sisters and broth-ers who provide loving service to those most in need. Envelopes are in the back of church on the bulletin shelves for your convenience.

St. Helena Catholic Church is home to many Vietnamese refugees who arrived in the 1970’s to make Franklin, Louisiana their home. It is a place of prayer and community. Due to the extensive water damage from Hurricane

Laura, the pastor and deacons have had to move out, and services are held outdoors. Deacon John and Martha Lohrstorfer visited the parish last month, and were impressed by the dedication and commitment of the caretaker, Nam, who is trying to keep the community together and rebuild the church.

Please consider helping the small parish by making a financial donation. Checks should be made out to St. Basil Parish, with “St. Helena” in the memo line, and placed in the collection box at Mass or dropped off at the parish office. St. Basil Knights of Columbus will be present at Mass this weekend to accept your donation as well.

In Our Diocese

St. Basil Students of the

Month for September

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In Our Collaborative

This Week in Our Parish Monday, October 19

9:00 a.m. Mass

10:00 a.m. — 3:00 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration

Tuesday, October 20

9:00 a.m. Mass

Wednesday, October 21

9:00 a.m. Mass

Thursday, October 22

No Mass

Friday, October 23

5:00 p.m. Mass

Saturday, October 24

7:00 p.m. Mass—Español

Sunday, October 25

9:00 a.m. Mass

11:00 a.m. Mass

Scripture Readings for the Week of Oct. 18

Sunday Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time Is 45:1, 4-6; Ps 96:1, 3, 4-5, 7-8, 9-10; 1 Thes 1:1-5b; Mt 22:15-21

Monday Memorial of Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions, Martyrs Eph 2:1-10; Ps 100:1b-2, 3, 4ab, 4c-5; Lk 12:13-21

Tuesday Saint Paul of the Cross, Priest Eph 2:12-22; Ps 85:9ab-10, 11-12, 13-14; Lk 12:35-38

Wednesday Eph 3:2-12; Is 12:2-3, 4bcd, 5-6; Lk 12:39-48

Thursday Saint John Paul II, Pope Eph 3:14-21; Ps 33:1-2, 4-5, 11-12, 18-19; Lk 12:49-53

Friday Saint John of Capistrano, Priest Eph 4:1-6; Ps 24:1-2, 3-4ab, 5-6; Lk 12:54-59

Saturday Saint Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop Eph 4:7-16; Ps 122:1-2, 3-4ab, 4cd-5; Lk 13:1-9

Mass at St. Peter Parish, Douglas Saturday 5:00 p.m., Sunday 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

Daily Mass Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 8:30 a.m.

Mass at San Felipe, Fennville Thursday 6:30 p.m.

Give the Lord glory,

glory and honor.

Weekend Masses

Saturday and Sunday Mass attendance requires advance registration:

We are grateful to the volunteers who have offered to check-in our Mass participants, usher, and clean the church after each Mass.

Please contact Andrea at the parish office if you can help, 269-637-2404, ext. 1102.