September 2019   
Upcoming Events


SYF Classes
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM


Legion of Mary
4:15 PM to 4:45 PM
7:00 PM


Tuesday Mass in Norton
7:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Wednesday Mass in Norton
7:30 AM to 8:00 AM




Saturday Mass in Norton
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM


SYF Classes
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM




Legion of Mary
4:15 PM to 4:45 PM
7:00 PM


Tuesday Mass in Norton
7:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Wednesday Mass in Norton
7:30 AM to 8:00 AM






Saturday Mass in Norton
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM


SYF Classes
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM


Monday Mass in Norton
7:30 AM to 8:00 AM
Bible Search

September 15, 2019

Sat. Sept. 14       5:30 PM Mass +Jon Boxler /    Intentions for Noreen Crabill 

Sun. Sept. 15      10:30 AM Mass +Erma Jean (McCoy)  Spresser    /    Parishioners

Mon. Sept. 16    No Mass (Clergy Retreat Sept. 16-19)

Tues. Sept. 17    No Mass

Wed. Sept. 18    No Mass

Thurs. Sept. 19  No Mass

Fri. Sept. 20        7:30 AM Mass Living and Deceased Family Members of Sid and Jeanice Gosselin

Sat. Sept. 21       5:30 PM Mass Intentions of Roger and  Mary Jane Wahlmeier

Sun. Sept. 22      10:30 AM Mass Parishioners


Please keep them in your prayers: Monica Nita, Rick Scheck, Chase Gray, Allison Laevenstein, Colton Riedel, Sharon Thibault, Steve Thompson, Jesse Tannenbaum, Deb Terrell, Dave Howe, Jeff Richards, Wade & Caryn Kennedy, Rhonda Frack, Kelly Pathan, Jenny Kastle, Julie Herman Siegman, Kevin Sides, Chance Kinderknecht, Betty Buchholz, Terry Copp, Lori Duscher, Paul Montoia, Sarah Farber, Heidi Linner, Helen Holbrook, Kenneth Miller, Kim Gallentine, Noreen Crabill, Mike Annon, Rita Hockman, Elaine Albright, Linda Terrel, Megan Kats.

Please contact the Parish Office if you want to add names in the prayer list OR when names can be removed from the prayer list.


Ministers of Service Next Weekend:



Sept. 21, 2019


5:30 PM Mass

Sept. 22, 2019


10:30 AM Mass


Music Ministry

Sherri Lowry

Rachel Pfannenstiel

Elana Gosselin

Olivia Carter


Janelle Morel

Carol Otter


Teresa Schulze

Ann Becker

Eucharistic Minister

Eugene Wetter

Justin Carter

Cup Bearers

Margaret Wetter

Angie Juenemann

Evelyn McDiffett

Janelle Morel

Karen Carter

Carol Otter

Jay and Pam Shelton


Teresa Schulze family

Len Coady family


Linda Matson

Dan Bainter family

Altar Servers

3 volunteers

Ella, Jack, and Max Carter


Lavonne Juenemann

Doris Yeager


Allan Miller

Dustin Juenemann

Mike Volgamore

Fred Wetter

Dan Bainter

John Becker

Len Coady

Jim Pfannenstiel



Sun. Sept. 15 Catechetical Sunday, Blessings of the Teachers,                          10:30 AM Mass , SYF Special Collection

Sat. Oct. 12 Bake Sale, 9AM-1PM, Parish Hall

Sun. Oct. 13 Parish Bazaar, Parish Hall

Sun. Nov. 17 Healing Mass in Norton 10:30 AM,                                                  New Almelo 8:30 AM

Sun. Dec. 15 SYF Christmas Program


BINGO, every Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Parish Hall (Concession starts at

6 p.m., does not occur on Holidays, Fair Time, or Holy Days.)

Concession Sched: 9/17 Leota Goss/Patty Rowh, 9/24 Sandy Worden, 10/1 Bethune/Jeanette Lacy, 10/8 Jr. CYO,


Finance Council – every 3rd Monday of the month, 7:00 p.m.

Knights of Columbus, every 3rd Monday of the month, 7:30 p.m.

Legion of Mary, every Tuesday at 4:15 p.m.  Parish Hall

Parish Pastoral Council -

St. Francis Ladies Society, 2nd Thursday of each month, 6:00 p.m.


Share Your Faith (SYF) Catechism Classes –

Regular Classes: Sundays, 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.


NO SYF CLASSES - October 13, 2019 (Parish Bazaar)

NO SYF CLASSES - December 1, 2019 (Thanksgiving Break)

SYF Christmas Program - December 15, 2019

NO SYF CLASSES - December 22 & 29, 2019 (Christmas Break)

NO SYF CLASSES - March 15, 2020 (Spring Break)

First Reconciliation - March 22, 2020

NO SYF CLASSES - April 12, 2020 (Easter Sunday)

Confirmation – April 22, 2020

Sacrament of First Holy Communion – April 26, 2020

Stewardship Prayer

Lord God, You alone are the source of every good gift, of the vast array of our universe, and the mystery of each human life. We praise You and we thank You for your great power and your tender, faithful love. Everything we are and everything we have is your gift. After having created us, You have given us into the keeping of your Son, Jesus Christ. Fill our minds with His truth and our hearts with His love, that in His Spirit we may be bonded together in a community of faith, a parish family, a caring people.

In the Name and Spirit of Jesus, we commit ourselves to be good stewards of the gifts entrusted to us, to share our time, our talent, and our material gifts as an outward sign of the treasure we hold in Jesus. Amen.


Diocesan Collections 2019 – 2020

Oct. 19-20 World Mission Sunday

Nov. 9-10 Seminarian Annual Collection

Nov. 23-24 Human Development

Dec. 7-8 Retired Religious

Mar. 19 Catholic Relief Services

Apr. 10 Holy Land

Apr. 25-26 Catholic Home Missions

May 23-24 Archdiocese for Military Services, USA

June 27-28 Peter’s Pence

**Norton CARES every last weekend of the month.**



News and Notes


Clergy Retreat – September 16 to 19, 2019 –

There will be NO daily mass.


Parish Mission in St. Joseph Catholic Church,

New Almelo, KS – September 15 – 18, 2019.


Knights of Columbus

The Norton Knights of Columbus Council would like to remind everyone that they have an annuity established for Fr. Jose’s retirement. If you wish to donate to this, please make your check payable to Knights of Columbus and give to Grand Knight Fred Wetter, or Treasurer, Eugene Wetter. Cash donations would be accepted also.




Knights of Columbus Family of the Month for September:

Fred and Megan Wetter

Knight of the Month for September:

Kevin Esslinger



September: Traffickers prey on children as young as 9 years old and may target their victims through social media websites, telephone chat lines, after school programs, at shopping malls, through friends and acquaintances who recruit students. U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking -


The Annual Parish Bazaar is Sunday, October 13th and the Bake Sale will be Saturday, October 12th.  The date on the drawing tickets and the letter in the packets is not correct.

All packets have been given to your group leader.  If you have not received your packet please call your group leader or Charlene at 785 877 5253.

-Charlene Weskamp


World Mission Sunday

Please join Pope Francis in the observance of an Extraordinary Mission Month during October when Catholics worldwide are invited to be aware of the missionary outreach of the Church. Your prayers and financial contributions (especially through the special collection at Masses on Oct. 19-20) will help reinforce the transforming encounter with Christ that is proclaimed through Catholic missionaries all over the world.    


Parish Pictorial Directory – Please get your copy at the Parish Office, Monday – Friday 9 AM – 12 noon. Or if it’s a different time please call the office at 785-877-2234 or email @ Thank you.


2019-2020 SYF Teachers

Kindergarten - Sara Collins

1st Grade - Cayla Cox

2nd Grade - Mandy Hogan & Teresa Clydesdale

3rd Grade - Angie Knuth & Emily Jacobs

4th Grade - Raynell Carpenter

5th Grade - Kellie Thompson

6th Grade - Kellie Thompson & Crystal Montgomery

7th & 8th Grade - Dustin & Tonya Juenemann

9th & 10th Grade (Confirmation Class) – Gary & Monica Hembd

High School - Elana Gosselin

Coordinator of Religious Education - Suzi Brooks

Coordinator of Christmas Program - Elana Gosselin


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Anniversary Masses - The Diocese of Salina wishes to honor all couples who are celebrating 1st Anniversaries and ALL other Anniversaries ending in 0 or 5. Masses with Bishop Gerald L. Vincke are planned at St. Joseph Parish, Hays at 3 P.M., Sunday, October 6, 2019; and St. Mary Queen of the Universe Parish, Salina at 3 P.M., Sunday, October 13, 2019. If you would like to participate in one of these celebrations, please complete the registration form online at, or call the Office of Family Life at 785- 827-8746. Each couple wishing to attend an Anniversary Mass must register with the Family Life Office (paper registration, online, or by calling the Office of Family Life). If you have questions, please contact or 785-827-8746. DEADLINE for reservations is September 23, 2019       

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