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Today is the Last Sunday in Ordinary Time whichbrings the liturgical year of the Church to a close. Thiscelebration has become known as the Feast of Our LordJesus Christ, King of the Universe. As we hear in theGospel, Jesus is the Servant King who calls us to recognize him in our service to one another. When we take careof the hungry, thirsty, stranger, naked, ill, or imprisoned,it is as if we are caring for Christ himself. These corporalworks of mercy should define our lives and be practicedregularly. Jesus, our King, identifies himself with thepowerless and needy and calls us to do the same. Jesus isnot like other earthly rulers, but reminds us that as wefollow him we will share in his eternal kingdom. As weclose another Church year and look forward with hope,may our lives reflect our belief in Christ, the true ServantKing.Next weekend we begin a new Church year with theFirst Sunday of Advent. This is a holy season when weare invited to “prepare the way” for the Lord in our livesas we ready ourselves for the celebration of Christmas.Although a busy time of year for many of us, I encourageyou to take time to nourish your soul and truly makeroom for Christ amidst all the activity. During the seasonof Advent, our parish is offering a number of opportunities to gather for prayer and reflection. Please see thebulletin each week for a full list of events and make acommitment to join us. We also have opportunities tocommit ourselves to serving others during this time whenmany are in need. Please take a tag off the Advent GivingTree and pur chase a gift for ar ea childr en and elder ly.You can also help those who are homeless through ourservice partner, Uplift Organization, by participating inour underwear drive from Dec. 2-10. All the detailsabout these Advent service projects are in the bulletin.Let’s make Advent special through our lives of prayer andservice.Thank you to everyone who participated in our annual Stewardship Renewal by returning your Commitmentforms. We are grateful for all those who share their giftsin so many ways with our parish. If you have not had achance to return your form, please do so this week. Also,a big thanks to those who brought shoes and madedonations to our Heart & Sole Shoe Drive which providesnew shoes to children in need through our service partner,Bishop Sullivan Center.Recently, Bishop Johnston invited all families in ourdiocese to build up a devotion to the Sacred Heart ofJesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Amidst allthe division and uncertainty in our world, these devotionscan bring us hope and peace. I encourage you to learnmore about these devotions and make them part of yourAdvent prayer. Many Blessings!Monday, November 27Eucharistic Adoration, 9am to 8pm, St. Ann ChapelChair Yoga, 9am, EtueYoung Missionaries, 6pm, Classroom 123Cub Scout Pack 391 Mtg, 6:30pm, AuditoriumBoy Scout Troop 391 Meeting, 6:45pm, Yellow House Scout RoomTuesday, November 28Holy Donuts, 9am, MulliganRosary, 5pm, St. Ann ChapelConfirmation 2018 Peer Minister Retreat Team, 4pm, Yellow HouseCantor Practice, 6pm, ChurchBook Club, 6:30pm, MulliganYoung Adult Bible Study, 6:30pm, OffsiteWednesday, November 29Eucharistic Adoration, 9am to 8pm, St. Ann ChapelCFF Classes, 5 & 6:45pm, ClassroomsSeparated & Divorced Support Group, 6:45pm, Log HouseBible Study, 7pm, MulliganMen’s Basketball, 9pm, GymThursday, November 30Hispanic Prayer Group, 6pm, AuditoriumAdvent Reflection - Gospel of Mark, 6:30pm, ChurchChoir Practice, 6:30pm, ChurchFriday, December 1Eucharistic Adoration, 9am to 8pm, St. Ann ChapelHispanic Lectio Divina, 6pm, EtueSaturday, December 2Ensemble Practice, 3:30pm, CooperRosary, 4pm, St. Ann ChapelFree Blood Pressure Checks, 5:30pm, MulliganSunday, December 3Choir Practice, 7 to 10:15am, CooperK of C Parish Breakfast, 7:30 to 11:30am, AuditoriumFree Blood Pressure Checks, after 8:30am, 10am, 12pm Masses, MulliganRCIA, 9:30am, EtueSunday School, 10am, ClassroomsNCYC Shareholder’s Event, after 10am and 12pm Masses, MulliganSunday Bunco, 2pm, CooperAdult Volleyball, 5:30pm, GymMen’s Basketball, 8pm, GymBlessings to Fr. Tom on his22nd anniversary ofOrdination to the PriesthoodDecember 2, 19953

To add or remove a name from thebulletin prayer list, contact the PastoralCare Office, 251-1102. To requestdaily prayer, call Darlene, PrayerChain Coordinator, 994-0256.Michelle ArreguinBob BolandLouis BossoKen DavisCathy DuganBill FosterCara HaddadChip HennequinBev HernandezShirley HirningDiana KennedyJackson KozisekPhillip KozisekMike Lancaster4ServersGreetersLectorEucharistic MinistersTime DateMonday, November 278:15am, Martha Fretty by Howard & DorothyStaytonTuesday, November 288:15am, Bill Bass Sr. by Ro & Mike MeyersWednesday, November 298:15am, Brent Crane by Presentation ParishThursday, November 308:05am, Ray Corn & Grandsons by the CornFamilyFriday, December 18:15am, Isabelle Hopfinger by FamilySaturday, December 24:30pm, Maxine Vest by Jamie GrossoSunday, December 37:00am, David Bruns by the Corn Family8:30am, Frank Hernandez by Carrie Kelly10:00am, Herb & Martha Lock & Jack Colbernby Family12:00pm, Joan Ellen McCabe by the LeneaveFamily5:00pm (Spanish), People of PresentationCarrie LandtiserTodd LongRon McColpinMary Ann MorieLukas NedelcoJohn PalmerChad ShafferJohn SidotiTerry SimoninHoward StaytonJudy StueveVivian VeneziaBetty WrightRevan Lee RykenParents: Jason & Megan RykenCongratulations and Blessings to:Erica Pycior & Brian Carrellwho were married November 25LITURGICAL MINISTERS: First Sunday of Advent - December 2-3, 20174:30PM7:00AM8:30AM10:00AM12:00PMJoannie AcklandAnna M. BrownRick BrownVickie DrehleRexanne HillAnn HoffmanPam JamesonCheryl KiesovCathy LynchSue MunstermanPaul O'BrienMissy EvardDavid EwigmanSue JacobiJoy McKeeJohn UlettHarold AlbinKathleen AlbinMary BachkoraMike DanielSuzy FowlerLiz FreyDavid HilbertKathy HilbertBrigid OberkromAnn PyeJon PyeLeonard BoergerKensey DeMossMark DeuelKevin EmmendorferKim EmmendorferMichelle KirseMike KirseDebbie MahoneyPat ReynoldsJeanne RyanRobin ToddGail AllenKatie AllenClaire BeaversKathy BoasAssunta GriffinLisa HanleyTamara KnepperFrank KratofilMaggie MillerMichael MillerAnita TuckerAlisha BaileyJohn TylerRoberta FieldsRichard RipperAngie GonzalezBrian SchatzBeth BoergerDick MurrayDanielle MarcheseJan MiscannonPatti BartlettKaren FosterShelly GroffChong LonerganJill LongSteve PelloJoAnn CookJanie DanielJack GreenwellTravis GreenwellHelen KentPat PlanteCarmen BisaccaDomenick BisaccaPat BisaccaAlexis HartensteinThe Baldwin FamilyDiane RussellMachelle SeilerLuke D. (S)Dulce A.Will E.Leo M. (S)Zoe E.Aidan J.(S)Allison A.Madeline C.Alex S. (S)Madison B.Olivia R.Quint R.(S)Rebecca B.Teresa B.

STEWARDSHIPWhen the Son of Man comes in glory, may we be among those who have fed the hungry,welcomed the stranger, and clothed the naked. For Jesus tells us clearly that it is those who havedemonstrated good stewardship by sharing their gifts with the less fortunate who will receiveGod’s blessing and inherit the kingdom. - Stewardship By The BookStewardship GivingDue to an early bulletin deadline, the financialfigures will be published in the next bulletin.Stewardship Renewal 2018“To Love & Serve The Lord”Our Lady of the Presentation offers an “Online Giving”option for parishioners. This is an easy, safe and secureway to make contributions online and to update yourcontact information.To Register: Go to the parish website, Click “Online Giving” button at the top right Click Online Giving Link to complete registration formPrayerfully Consider aThank You to all those who havereturned your Time, Talent & TreasureCommitment Cards.We ask that parishioners returnCommitment Cardsby the weekend of December 2-3.Heart & Sole Shoe FittingVolunteers NeededWednesday, November 29& Thursday, November 30Shifts:9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noonor12:00 Noon to 3:00 p.m.Wheatley Elementary School,Kansas City, MOSign up to volunteer by contactingJane Krawczyk,“Year End Gift”toOur Lady of the PresentationParish operations, like families, have unexpectedexpenses that happen. Our parish is fortunate tohave a reserve savings account for theseunexpected expenses and needs. Over the pastseveral years, this reserve fund has allowed us tomake building and maintenance repairs whichhave included heating and cooling repairs andan exhaust hood system in our parish kitchen.As we end 2017, we would like to increase ourreserve fund so that as needs arise in the future,we are able to address those needs without a loancommitment to the diocese. With an operatingbudget of 6 million and facilities to maintain thatwere built or renovated dating as far back as 1960,it is essential that we build and maintain ourreserve fund to address facility concerns as theyarise. Increasing our reserve fund will allow us toremain ϐiscally sound as a faith community.Please consider a “Year End Gift”to our Parish Reserve FundYear End Giving Envelopes can be foundin the Gathering Space or use Online Giving.5

CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATIONUpcoming EventsFIRST EUCHARISTPREPARATIONBEGINSJANAURY 13th and 14thwith a blessingat Mass.December 6Parent NightAttend with your child.3rd grade – Early Session3-5th grade – Late SessionNo Class December 20 and 27Merry Christmas!YOUTH MINISTRY6

SCHOOL NEWSOur Lady of the PresentaƟon School hosted a Veterans Day Program on Friday, November 10, in honor of our veteranheroes. The 5th Grade Class prepared an all-school assembly with prayers, songs, and reflecƟons for over 200 guestsfrom OLP’s School and Parish Community, St. Margaret’s Parish, Holy Spirit Parish, and from LiƩle Sisters of the Poor.Veterans were treated to a recepƟon following the program. We are humbled by, and thankful for, those who serveour country! Make plans to join us next year for this annual celebraƟon to honor Veterans!ECC NEWSOur annual Thanksgiving Feast is one of our most favorite events here atPresentation ECC! We are blessed to have such a great community offamilies and staff.7


Daily Mass ReadingsSunday, November 26LORD JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSEEz 34:11-12, 15-17/1 Cor 15:20-26, 28/Mt 25:31-46Monday, November 27Dn 1:1-6, 8-20/Lk 21:1-4Tuesday, November 28Dn 2:31-45/Lk 21:5-11Thursday, November 30Andrew, ApostleRom 10:9-18/Mt 4:18-22Friday, December 1Dn 7:2-14/Lk 21:29-33Saturday, December 2Dn 7:15-27/Lk 21:34-36Wednesday, November 29Dn 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28/Lk 21:12-19Did you know that you can read the full text of Daily Readings on your Apple or Android phone withmyParishApp? Download and enter 64081 to find Our Lady of the Presentation’s App.EUCHARISTIC ADORATIONMonday, Wednesday & Friday9am to 8pmin the St. Ann ChapelTo sign up for a speciϐic time,call Roger or Beth Tilling, 524-8572PASTORAL CAREChair Yoga Winter SessionJoin us for Chair Yoga on Mondays at 9:00 a.m. inthe Etue Room. The winter session begins December4 and continues through February 26. (No class onDecember 25, January 1 and 15.) Cost is 30 for 10classes. New participants can try a class for free onNovember 20 or 27.Free Blood Pressure Checks Dec. 2-3Parish nurses will provide free blood pressure checksnext weekend, December 2-3 after the 4:30 p.m.,8:30 a.m., 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Masses in theMulligan room.Separated & Divorced Support GroupChristmas PoinsettiasWe invite you to purchase a poinsettia inmemory of a loved one who has passed or tocommemorate a special occasion.Please complete a Christmas Poinsettia orderform available at the church entrances.Cost is 25Orders due by Monday, December 11.After Christmas, the poinsettias will remain inthe church for the duration of theChristmas season.Presentation Parish offers a weekly support group forpersons who are separated or divorced. The ongoinggroup meets Wednesdays, 6:45 p.m. in the LogHouse and offers a confidential, supportive environment to share and listen with others. For moreinformation call the Pastoral Care office, 251-1102.All are welcome to play bunco nextSunday, December 3 from 2:00 to5:00 p.m. in the Cooper Room.Cost is 5, includes dessert.Questions? Call Rosemary, 525-0284.9

MINISTERIO HISPANO - HISPANIC MINISTRIESÚltimo domingo del Tiempo ordinarioSolemnidad de Nuestro Señor Jesucristo,Rey del UniversoAl Juicio de las Naciones algunas veces se le ha llamado la Parábola de las ovejas y los cabritos. Tiene girosy vueltas parabólicas. Al igual que la parábola nos sorprende como una inesperada curva que llega al bateador,así Jesús sorprende a los justos y los injustos con su juicio. Sin embargo, la mayoría de los eruditos está deacuerdo en que no es una parábola sino una visión escatológica (fin de los tiempos) que describe un evento futuroreal.La vida pública de Jesús se cierra con esta parábolasobre el juicio de Dios sobre la humanidad, al final de lostiempos. La imagen del pastor aplicada a Dios provienede los profetas Jeremías y Ezequiel. Ambos se quejan deque los dirigentes del pueblo de Israel se han comportadocomo malos pastores que han abandonado a las ovejas asu libre albedrío, desperdigándose así el rebaño; y no hanatendido ni a las enfermas ni a las heridas, sino que se hanaprovechado de su lana y de su leche en beneficio propio.Y Dios promete hacerse cargo personalmente de las ovejas, reuniéndolas de nuevo, atendiendo a las enfermas yheridas, como un pastor bueno y responsable. En el evangelio de Juan (capítulo 10) Jesús mismo se presenta comoel buen pastor que da la vida por las ovejas y las reúne atodas en un único rebaño. En este contexto la figura delpastor ya nos reclama a Dios mismo, o a su enviado Jesucristo.Aquí la acción del pastor es la de reunir a la humanidad, tal como los pastores, al final de la jornada, separanlas ovejas de las cabras para pasar la noche en el aprisco.La gran familia humana es separada en dos grupos, segúnhaya sido el comportamiento de las personas hacia sussemejantes en sus necesidades: hacia los que padecenhambre y sed, hacia los forasteros, hacia los que carecende ropa y cobijo, hacia los enfermos y encarcelados. Y esque Dios y Jesucristo se identifican con los más indefensos, por ello nuestra actitud hacia ellos expresa realmentecuál es nuestra actitud hacia Dios.Jesucristo es llamado "Hijo del hombre". Es una expresión que encontramos varias veces en el evangelio. Setrata de Jesús mismo, el hombre que viene de Dios y actúa en su nombre. Aquí es el que tiene el poder de juzgartoda la humanidad, reuniendo todos los pueblos a su alrededor. No es, por tanto, una parábola dirigida a los creyentes judíos o cristianos, sino a todos los hombres y mujeres del mundo. No se "juzga" la pertenencia a un puebloo al otro ni a un grupo determinado."Izquierda" y "derecha" no tienen connotaciones políticas.Para los oyentes del Evangelio era claro: el lado derechoes el de la felicidad, el de la "vida con sentido"; el izquier10do, el de la desgracia o "vida sin sentido"; una vida vacía.Así lo debemos entender cuando leemos este texto (nocuando hablamos de política).Lo más significativo de esta página es la preocupaciónpor los pobres, por los "descartados", por los explotados.Es la opción fundamental de Dios, la opción que le caracteriza. La opción que hizo ya "desde la creación del mundo". Y Jesús nos lo hace ver identificándose con cada unode ellos. Esta es una afirmación teológica muy importante. Y es un anuncio: el resultado de la vida de cada unodepende de la actitud que haya adoptado en relación conellos. El criterio definitivo que tendrá Jesucristo para hacernos ver si hemos acertado con una existencia correctaserá poniéndonos ante los pobres. ¿Qué hemos hecho connuestro prójimo? ¿Hemos encontrado "hermanos" ennuestro camino? Como se puede ver, más que de un juicio, lo que se trata es de ser colocados bajo la luz que viene de la gloria de Dios, la cual cosa pondrá de manifiestodonde se encuentra cada uno, recordando que la voluntadde Dios es que todos puedan vivir con Él para siempre.¡Muchas Bendiciones!Queridos Hermanos y Hermanas en el Señor EstánInvitados a Participar de la Celebración a NuestraSeñora de GuadalupeLunes 11 de diciembreEn la iglesia6:00 p.m.Santa Eucaristía enHonor de NuestraSeñora de Guadalupe7:00 p.m.Bendición de artículosreligiosos y mañanitas(serenata Mariachi) ala Santísima VirgenEn el Auditorio7:30 p.m.Representación teatral de LaAparición de la Virgen de Guadalupey compartir con chocolate y pan

Presentation Parish partners with the following agencies through variousservice projects during the year:Bishop Sullivan Center Catholic Charities Lee’s Summit Social ServicesOperation Breakthrough San Rafael Cedros, El Salvador Uplift Organization, Inc.“For I was hungry and yougave me food ”Matthew 25:35Help serve thehomeless andworking poor onbehalf of ourparishMeet at the Parish Office by 3:30 p.m. or meet at Bishop SullivanCenter Troost Kitchen by 4:00 p.m. Serve an already prepared mealto the homeless and working poor, help with clean up and return toPresentation by 7:00 p.m. Carpooling preferred due to limited parking.Minimum age 12. Volunteers must sign up in advance by contacting Christy, 251-1107 or e-mail Thank you foryour service!Thursday, December 7Tuesday, December 19Thursday, January 4Tuesday, January 16FULL Thank you parishioners!FULL Thank you parishioners!OPEN Need 2 volunteersOPEN Need 8 volunteersTaking Care &Compassion toKansas City’shomeless since 1991Share your giŌ of Ɵme & compassion with the homelessMeet at OLP at 4:00pm, carpool to the warehouse at 16thand Prospect, help load trucks, serve the homeless near their“camps”, unload, re-stock bins, clean up. Approximate Ɵme:4:30 to 10:30pm. Volunteers should be 15 and older.Please call 251-1107 to volunteer or e-mail Christy,, December 11Monday, January 8Monday, February 12Monday, March 12FULLOPENOPENOPENThank you parishioners!Need 2 volunteersNeed 6 volunteersNeed 4 volunteersSHOP FOR THE DECEMBER FOOD DRIVE!The monthly Food Drive for LS Social Services is next weekend,December 2 & 3. Items need this month:Canned Yams, Broth or Gravy (Chicken & Turkey), Brown Sugar, Jelly(Plastic or brown paper grocery sacks)Please drop off donations the weekend of the drive in the bins located at the south churchentrance. Thank you for your donations!Advent Giving TreeParish Wide Service ProjectYou and your family areinvited to take a gift tag fromthe Giving Tree in the MulliganRoom and donate the itemlisted. The White tags are gifts forsenior adults and the Star-shaped tags aregifts for children and teens.Return the item with the gift tag attachedto the Mulligan Room bySunday, December 10.Please DO NOT wrap the gifts.Gift bags are acceptable.This is a great way for the whole family to share thespirit of Christmas and give hope to those in need!Your donations will benefit Lee’s Summit area Care Centerresidents & Lee’s Summit Social Services.As you write your Christmas Cards thisyear, include our Scholarship and Formationstudents. Let them know we are thinking ofthem and how proud we are of all their hardwork. Drop off your card at Divine Donuts inDecember or at any time at the Children’sFaith Formation Office.11

Sunday, December 37:30 to 11:30 a.m.Novemberin the AuditoriumTuesday, Nov. 28 6:30p Bible Study, O’Brien homeDecemberTuesday, Dec. 12 6:30p Christmas PartyCheck Facebook for detailshƩp://Ɵ OLP Families!The holidays are a big fundraising time for ourschool and this year you can raise money just by payingfor your holiday shopping with gift cards! Earn 2.5% on gifts from Amazon Earn 3% when you purchase your holiday mealfrom HyVee or Price Chopper Earn 5% when you pay off your Kohls card with aKohls Cares gift card Earn 14% on your holiday outfits from GAP orOld NavyIf you want to start raising easy money in-store,online, on the go, or on last minute gifts, e-mail me forour enrollment code so you can join today! Scrip will alsobe sold after all the Masses in December until theweekend

Nov 26, 2017 · Tree and purchase a gift for area children and elderly. You can also help those who are homeless through our service partner, Uplift Organization, by participating in our underwear drive from Dec. 2-10. All the details about these Advent service projects are in the bulletin. Let’s make Advent special