October 29, 2020

Important Reminders:

*NEW Mass Times Start SUNDAY
  • 7am Mass will be suspended
  • 9am Mass will be moved in the church
  • Parking Lot Mass will be at 1pm will be added
All other Mass Times will remain unchanged.
This Week
Masks required for all Masses and events inside the Parish

Holy Apostles is slowly opening its doors to ministry and service meetings, Adult Ed and faith formation classes. Please be respectful of Father Len’s wishes to keep everyone safe. No food or drink is allowed at meetings or activities. Masks are to be worn at all times and social distancing observed.
Friday, October 30
Flexible Fitness, 7:30am, Gym
Mass, 8:45am

Saturday, October 31
Limited Seating Mass, 5pm
5pm Mass is Live Streamed

Sunday, November 1 All Saint's Day
Limited Seating Mass at 9am & 11am
Parking Lot Mass, 1pm
Limited Seating Mass at 6pm
11am Mass is Live Streamed

Monday, November 2 All Souls' Day
Flexible Fitness, 7:30am, Gym
Mass, 8:45AM
in the church & Live Streamed

Tuesday, November 3 Election Day
Mass, 8:45am
Adult Ed Class, 9:30am, Dining Room & Facebook (more below)
Baptism Prep Class, 6:30pm (more below)
Wednesday, November 4
Flexible Fitness, 7:30am, Gym
Mass, 8:45am

Thursday, November 5
Communion Service, 8:45am
Healing Prayer Service, 7pm
GriefShare, 7-9pm

Friday, November 6
Flexible Fitness, 7:30am, Gym
Mass, 8:45am

Saturday, November 7
Limited Seating Mass, 5pm
5pm Mass is Live Streamed

Sunday, November 8
Limited Seating Mass at 9am & 11am
Parking Lot Mass, 1pm
Limited Seating Mass at 6pm
11am Mass is Live Streamed
This Weekend & Week

Starting next Sunday, Nov 1st:
  • Parking Lot Mass will now be at 1pm
  • 9am Mass will be in the church & 7am Mass will be suspended

We will move Mass indoors if it is raining. We are planning to support this parking lot Mass as long as we can. We encourage all at risk parishioners to attend this Mass and the audio can be heard through your radio at FM104.7 when you are parked.
Don’t forget to vote.
If you have an absentee ballot, please drop off at a polling location to ensure it is counted!
To check the status of your absentee ballot:
then Click “Check Your Voter Record”

Absentee Ballots may be dropped off any of the following locations into a Ballot Drop Off Box:
Ada County Elections
400 N Benjamin Ln, Ste 100
Boise, ID 83704

Boise City Hall
150 N Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702

Eagle City Hall
660 E Civic Ln
Eagle, ID 83616

Meridian City Hall
33 E Broadway Ave
Meridian, Idaho 83642

Kuna City Hall
751 W 4th St
Kuna, ID 83634
Parish & Parish Ministry Updates
Adult Education with Fr. Len RETURNS

November Series: GOD'S ANGER?
November 3rd , 10th , 17th at 9:30am
(in the dining room and on Facebook)
This class series will cover:
· Does God get angry?
· What is the cup of wrath?
· Why are the prophets so angry?
Adult Ed will be offered in-person in the dining room and live on Facebook.
Please bring your mask. To watch previous classes, please visit: https://www.holyapostlesmeridian.net/
Baptism Prep Class

This class is required for anyone interested in having their child baptized. Please RSVP by calling the Parish Office at 208-888-1182. The next class will be
Tuesday, November 3rd, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
in the Dining room.
Classes are limited to 20 people and masks are required.
Healing Prayer Service

Thursday, November 5th at 9:30am
in the church
Social distancing and masks required.
Parish Offertory Envelopes
We are getting ready to send our list to the envelope company for the Jan/Feb 2021 offertory envelopes. 
If you have recently moved or have any other registration changes, please visit our website to submit these changes at www.holyapostlesmeridian.net or you can email Mary Ossenkop at mossenkop@holyapostles.net, or call 208-888-1182, ext 3004.
If you are registered with the parish but have not received envelopes, and would like a set, or if you give online and do not wish to receive envelopes in the future, please contact Mary and she can help you out!
St. Vincent de Paul

An Annual Community Tradition for over 40 years
Every autumn, St. Vincent de Paul sponsors a Thanksgiving Food Box program. Families share the tradition of Thanksgiving by preparing food boxes and giving them to other families in need.
Donating to the Project
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic this year, St. Vincent de Paul recognizes both the need to help families at this difficult time and that not everyone is comfortable shopping to fill a box. This year, you have 2 options: Donate Food or Contribute Financially
Donating Food
  • Register to donate a box at:
  • Complete the form, Print the shopping list
  • Boxes & food lists will be distributed Nov. 7 & 8 and Nov. 14 & 15 in the church courtyard
  • Fill your box and tape it closed
  • Drop your box off in the pantry parking lot on Saturday, Nov. 21, 4 – 7, or Sunday, Nov. 22 by 1:30pm
Contributing Financially
  • This year, SVdP will shop for you
  • You can contribute at Holy Apostles or online at:
  • Make checks payable to St. Vincent de Paul, designate Thanksgiving
  • A food box will be delivered on your behalf
We recognize that many people in our parish look forward to contributing to this project by volunteering to help, both at the church collecting boxes and at the   Fairgrounds distributing boxes. We know that we couldn’t do this without your help! Due to Covid-19 this year, we are limiting the number of volunteers and asking that only people who have signed up volunteer to help. Here’s how to sign up:
To Volunteer At Holy Apostles
  • Saturday, Nov. 21 and Sunday, Nov. 22
  • Sign up at:  https://signup.com/go/sKXxSWX
  • Select your day and shift
  • Put it on your calendar!
  • Safety protocols will be in place.     Wear a Mask!
To Volunteer At Fairgrounds
  • Friday, Nov. 20 – Tuesday, Nov. 24
  • Sign up at: https://signup.com/go/eyEXScD
  • Select your day and shift
  • Put it on your calendar!
  • Safety protocols will be in place.   Wear a mask!

For more information, contact us at:
thanksgiving@svdpid.org or (208) 559-2294
Parish Nursing Updates
Mobile Mammograms will be at Holy Apostles November 24th. Sign-ups with Monique at 208-888-1182 ext 3008 or mkilroy@holyapostles.net
Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline Call or Text: (208) 398-4357

National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Both Hotlines offer information and support.
More Parish Nursing Info here: www.holyapostlesmeridian.net/nursing
Father Len’s Podcast

Fr Len and Holy Apostles parishioner Irish McMahon have created a new podcast. They describe it this way: “Two fun-loving and God-fearing Irishmen, a Catholic priest and his good friend, grapple with the big questions about faith, religion, and life.”

Check out the latest episode:

Father Len reveals that Halloween actually began as a Catholic Church holiday celebrating our mystical connection with all those who have died.
Highlights, Ideas, and Wisdom
  • Most of our holidays have Catholic origins. There are exceptions like Columbus Day, Independence Day, and Thanksgiving.
  • Halloween is the Catholic feast of All Saints who are in heaven and calling us to join them.
  • Father Len shares his love of giving people a “little bit of a scare.”
  • From the very beginning of Christianity it has been a custom to remember and celebrate the anniversary of the death of all Saints.
  • The idea for Halloween costumes began in France where they would dress up as Saints to celebrate their virtues.
  • Kids receiving treats on Halloween originated in England. Kids and poor people would go from house to house singing or “souling” and promising to go to church and pray for deceased family members of the household. In return, they’d receive either candied apples or “soul cakes.”
  • Father Len shares the story of “Stingy Jack” to explain how Jack-o’-lanterns became part of Halloween.
  • “Stations of the Sun” by Ronald Hutton
  • Halloween as we know it today is a combination of various European customs that we’ve mixed together here in the United States.
  • The modern world tries to unhinge the profound truth of the original celebration of Halloween and the feast of All Saints. That is our mystical connection with the dead who are trying to pull us into the great feast of love in heaven.

You can listen, subscribe, and submit questions for Father Len at the podcast website: http://wwgshow.com/
News from St. Ignatius Catholic School
Holy Apostles will continue to live stream Mass on Facebook Weekdays at 8:45am,
Saturdays at 5pm and Sundays at 11am

The Mass live stream can also be viewed at: https://holyapostlesmeridian.net/Mass

Click Here for the Song Sheet (now inside the bulletin)
Please remember your mask must be covering your
Much appreciation for your respect and care of all.
All information about attending Mass can be found at: https://www.holyapostlesmeridian.net/attend
Thank you
Holy Apostles
for Your Continued

Thank you to all who have continued to support Holy Apostles during the pandemic. Your generosity is very much appreciated.
How can I continue to tithe during the pandamic?

  • Text "Give2HA" to 800-950-9952 on your cell phone to send (NOTE NEW NUMBER)

  • Mail your contributions to Holy Apostles, PO Box 708, Meridian, ID 83680.

  • Drop in our NEW secure mailbox in the Parish parking lot.

Call the parish office at 208-888-1182 and speak to Lisa if you need assistance.

We are Holy Apostles!

Bishop Kelly is now accepting applications for a part time Front office assistant with the potential to move to full time. For a complete job description and how to apply, go to: www.bk.org/about-bk/employment
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