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1 ft Çà UxtàÜ vx ctü á{ Corner of Irving Park Road & Wagner Avenue Schiller Park, Illinois Rectory: 4157 Atlantic Avenue REV. ROBERT SCHULTZ, Pastor REV. J. JERRY BRESNAHAN, Pastor Emeritus Zerlina Kirchen/REL. ED Richard Gersten, Music Director MASSES Saturday Evening: 5:00 PM Sunday: 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 Noon Weekday Mass (Monday thru Thursday): 8:30 AM Communion Service Friday & Saturday: 8:30 AM Holy Day Masses: 8:30 AM, 12:00 Noon and 7:00 PM SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION (Confession) Saturday Afternoon: 4:00 4:30 PM BAPTISMS Baptisms are celebrated once a month on Sundays at 1:15pm. Please contact the rectory to schedule a Baptism at Parents are required to participate in a baptismal prep. NEW PARISHIONERS Please register at the rectory. MARRIAGES Church arrangements should be made well ahead of reception and hall arrangements by calling in person at the rectory. Couples are expected to meet with one of the priests before the marriage for instruction and preparation at least 6 months before date of marriage. VISITS TO THE SICK Communion visits are made in homes by making arrangements at the rectory. Anyone who is seriously ill or over 65 and ailing is invited to receive the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick. When a family member is hospitalized, please notify the rectory so that hospital visits can be made. Third Sunday in Ordinary Time January 27, 2019 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. Luke 4:18a

2 PAGE TWO YÜÉÅ à{x ctáàéüëá Wxá~ YÜÉÅ à{x ctáàéüëá Wxá~ At our Masses last weekend I spoke about the impending closing of the Archdiocese of Chicago s college seminary, St. Joseph Seminary (located at Loyola University s Lake Shore campus). I just wanted to reiterate it briefly here for those who have not heard about this. The number of seminarians a ending St. Joseph has con nually decreased over the last several years (the seminary was down to 20 total students this year, 13 of them studying for the Chicago Archdiocese). Obviously, the seminary cannot con nue to sustain itself with an enrollment that low. And just as it is sad whenever a Catholic grade school or high school closes, so it is also sad when a seminary closes, because it affects us all. Fewer seminarians means fewer priests, which means that in the coming years, more and more parishes will have one priest, or even end up sharing one priest with another parish. Thus, I hope and pray that this closing will energize more Catholics to pray and work for more voca ons to the priesthood and religious life. And when I say work, I simply mean: when was the last me, if ever, that you asked a young man in your life if he has ever considered the priesthood? Just asking that one ques on can have more of an impact than you might think. The closing of St. Joseph also affects us directly here at St. Beatrice. The two priests whom I usually call upon when I need weekend Mass help are Fr. Bob Flack and Fr. Dan Flens and both of them work at St. Joseph Seminary. They do not know yet what their next assignments will be a er the seminary closes at the end of this school year. Fr. Bob is a Jesuit priest, so there is a possibility that he might remain at Loyola University and minister in another capacity. Fr. Dan, however, is a diocesan priest, like me. This means that there is a real possibility that he may be assigned to a parish (because there is such a need for parish priests), in which case he would not be able to help here anymore on the weekends. So, if I lose both of my weekend helpers well, I m trying not to think about that! Please pray that we will be able to find more weekend help when the me comes. Finally, on a more upli ing note, it s been awhile since I shared some Catholic trivia ques ons. See how you do with the ques ons below. I ll share the answers in next week s bulle n. St. Beatrice, pray for us. May God bless you. Fr. Rob 1. Who is revered as the first Pope? St. Igna us of An och; St. Paul; St. Peter; St. Luke 2. Who was immaculately conceived? The Virgin Mary; Eve; Jesus; the Angels 3. Which of these heresies taught that Jesus Christ was not truly God? Sabellianism; Jansenism; Arianism; Gnos cism 4. What Catholic religious order did Mar n Luther belong to before he broke from the Church? Augus nian; Jesuit; Franciscan; Lutheran 5. What does the word catholic mean? Ancient; Universal; Revealed; Apostolic 6. What is the term for the belief that God created the universe from nothing? Nihil obstat; Sola scriptura; Sola Fidae; Ex nihilo 7. When the children of the appari on at Fa ma were bea fied by Pope John Paul II, they became the youngest to receive that honor. Prior to them, who was the youngest Catholic to be bea fied? St. Joan of Arc; St. Thérèse of Lisieux; St. Maria Gore ; St. Agnes

3 Third Sunday in Ordinary Time In this Sunday s Gospel, Jesus reads the words of scripture: The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. In the month of January, through your gifts, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul was able to assist families with food. MUSIC MINISTRY If you are interested in joining St. Beatrice Adult Choir, or Children s Choir please Contact Richard Gersten, Music Director (708) or The Children s Choir: Karen Lima (Assistant Coordinator) PAGE THREE TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION Saturday s feast of the Presentation is a day for the blessing of candles. Why does liturgy require candles? In the first years of the church, worship was often at night, and candles and torches were carried from place to place within the worship space as needed. Candles were also a mark of festivity and hospitality when people gathered for prayer in homes, and later on in large buildings with thick walls and dark corners. But even after gaslight and electricity, candles were kept. Part of the reason has to do with the warm, clean light of a candle s flame. Candles are a good sign of the partnership of God and creation: wax made by bees, gathered and fashioned by human hands into something beautiful and useful. In order for the light to shine, the candle surrenders itself, almost as if it is pouring itself out so that the light can flood into the world. The candle of baptism, placed into our hands, and carried again and again, speaks silently of that same wisdom. If you would save your life, you must lose it. You must pour your life out like Christ so that you may be filled with the light of his love. James Field, Copyright J. S. Paluch Co. TIME The holidays are well behind us; the year stretches out ahead. And what sort of year will it be? To judge by the words of Jesus in today s Gospel, it will be a year acceptable to the Lord. And Jesus surely didn t mean only the next three hundred sixty-five days facing his listeners at that time. When Jesus announced the arrival of God s favor, it was a message for all time, for every year. Similarly, we read today in Nehemiah how the people gathered with solemnity to hear God s word as though for the first time. They listened, and then fell to the ground and wept. But the prophet said, Today is holy... do not be sad, and do not weep. The year acceptable to the Lord is this year. The day that is holy is this day. The time to listen is now. What sort of year will you have? What sort of day? God s help is always here. What you do with each day can be holy and acceptable to the Lord if you but listen to and act on God s word. Copyright J. S. Paluch Co. St. Beatrice Church Presents Each Day is Valentine s Day Please join us on Wednesday, Feb. 13th at 7:00pm in church for a special Concert Featuring our own St. Beatrice vocalist s and guests. Warm your heart with song during this pre-valentine s Day Concert as an array of musical styles will be presented. This Concert is being offered for proceeds to be directed to our newly obtained electric piano. Tickets are $10.00 and may be purchased at the organ after mass, the rectory or at the door the night of the performance. Rest in Peace It is a holy and wholesome thought that we pray for the dead, Please remember Ray Gennetti in your prayers. If you would ever like to bring up the Gifts during Mass, please simply let the ushers know before Mass. Anyone is welcome to be a gift bearer.

4 PAGE FOUR `tááxá YÉÜ g{x jxx~ Sunday January 27th 8:00 Lena Gennetti, req. Family Franklin Losacco, req. Family Frank Cesaro, req. Wife 10:00 Matthew O Brien, req. Louise Schraub Parishioners 12:00 Agnes Niski, req. Lorraine Trzaska Deceased Members Piotrowski & Pultorak Families, req. Robert & Christine Maszka Monday January 28th 8:30 Poor Souls in Purgatory, req. Heidorn Family Tuesday January 29th 8:30 Bridget McKenna, req. Ministry of Consolation Wednesday January 30th 8:30 Deceased Members Piotrowski & Pultorak Families, req. Robert & Christine Maszka Thursday January 31st 8:30 Purgatorial Society Friday February 1st 8:30 Al Fabbri 8:30 Lena Novotny 5:00 Ann Gallagher, req. Tony Gallagher & Fam. Sunday, February 3rd 8:00 Frank Cesaro, req. Wife Lena Gennetti, req. Family Franklin Losacco, req. Family Adela Kowalski, req. Judy Webster Frank Pavone, Catherine Solar, Maurice Iorio, req. Albert & Cynthia Gualtier 10:00 Parishioners 12:00 Anne Samp, req. Kevin & Linda Haynes TÄàtÜ fxüäxüá 5:00 C. Widuch Sunday February 3rd 8:00 W. Prystajko 10:00 A. Herrera, A. Herrera, L. Louis-Charles 12:00 D. Arrigo, R. Heredia _xvàéüá 5:00 M. Hohmeier Sunday February 3rd 8:00 P. Godziszewski 10:00 D. Brown 12:00 Family Mass ` Ç áàxüá Éy VÉÅÅâÇ ÉÇ 5:00 C. McLean, G. Rawski, C. Widuch Sunday February 3rd 8:00 W. Bernacki, B. Griffin, K. Heise 10:00 A. Danhoffer, N. Figueroa, C. Fippinger 12:00 B. Kirchen, Z. Kirchen, M. Morgan `táá cüxá wxü 5:00 Fr. Rob Sunday February 3rd 8:00 Fr. Rob 10:00 Fr. Rob 12:00 Fr. Rob

5 cäxtáx cütç YÉÜ PAGE FIVE Lucy Ramirez Adriana Morello Bill Cyplick J. Ernst Gloria Sullivan Paul Medo Marty Buganski Veronica Arenst Ella Wood Veronica Desilva Carol Bloomfield Patrick Sullivan Steven Priedel Denise Stoll Tom Aquino Kendal Sheldon Joe Gard Anthony Lombardi Nancy Donnatello Jerry Hoss Leroy Plier Micky Plier Week of January 19th & 20th, 2019 Weekly $3, Fuel and Heat...$1, Share Your Faith $8.00 Budget $4, Actual.$3, Short..($1,414.85) Many Thanks! Hypod Week of January 20, 2019 $100 Liz Chrabaszcz-Tkt.#3111 Seller Liz Chrabaszcz Tickets are still available from the Rectory during the week HYPOD TICKETS 2019 HYPOD TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FROM THE USHERS AFTER MASS, OR AT THE RECTORY DURING THE WEEK. HYPOD IS THE BIGGEST FUND RAISER THE PARISH HAS. TICKETS ARE $10.00 AND ARE GOOD FOR 52 DRAWINGS A YEAR. PLEASE HELP THE PARISH IN RAISING MONEY FOR THIS FUND RAISER. PRIZES $100 EVERY WEEK (40 DRAWINGS) $500 LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH(12 DRAWINGS) Divine Savior Parish located at 7740 W. Montrose, Norridge will be hosting Mardi Gras for all ages on Saturday, February 23rd from 5:00 to 9:00pm, cost $15 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. Adult admission includes a swag bag with a mask, beads and complimentary gift basket raffle ticket. Children s admission includes beads and a mask to decorate at the event. Food, games, entertainment, raffles And lots of fun! For more information Call, or JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2019 CALENDAR January 28th January 29th January 30th January 31st February 2nd February 3rd A.A. Meeting 7:00pm Parish Council 7:00pm Knights of Columbus Meeting 7:30pm Alanon Meeting 7:30pm CCD 9:00-11:30am First Reconciliation Class 11:45am Blessing of the Throats-5:00pm Mass Family Mass Noon Blessing of the Throats-8:00am, 10:00am, 12:00pm

6 PAGE SIX Religious Education News Coordinator of Religious Education: Ms. Zerlina Kirchen Phone: Upcoming Events Saturday, February 2, 2019 Religious Education Class 9:00 11:30am First Reconciliation 11:45am in Church Sunday, February 3, 2019 Family Mass 12:00 Noon The 3 rd grade will read and bring up the gifts Saturday, February 9, 2019 Special Sacraments Class 9:00 11:00am Adult Confirmation Class 9:30am 12:00pm Saturday, February 16, 2019 Religious Education Class 9:00-11:30am Confirmation Retreat 9:00am-6:00pm Reminder Don t forget to be working on your Service Hours. What We re Learning 3 rd Grade Jesus is our heavenly brother. He was born on Christmas day to Mary and Joseph. He was born in a stable and placed in a manger. 4 th Grade We learned about the Christmas Season and the Epiphany. We learned that the Magi s names are traditionally Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar. We learned that the Bible does not give an exact number of Magi but that we get the number three from the gifts that were given. We learned the meaning of the gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. We spent time learning about the Hail Mary and its Biblical roots. 5 th Grade God provides us all with talents that we have in us and develop as we live. He also gives us times in our lives that we use to develop skills to help us use those talents. God calls us to a life of mission and service. There are priests, members of a religious community, married people, single people, young and old, all with their own gifts doing God s will.

7 PAGE SEVEN MASS BOOK FOR YEAR 2019 WE ASK THAT YOU FILL OUT THIS FORM AND EITHER DROP IT OFF AT THE RECTORY OR PUT IT IN THE COLLECTION BASKET. THE MASS STIPEND IS $10.00 FOR EACH INTENTION. OUR MASS SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS: DAILY MASS MONDAY THURSDAY 8:30 A.M. SATURDAY 5:00 P.M. SUNDAY 8:00 A.M., 10:00 A.M. AND 12:00 NOON OUR HOLY DAY SCHEDULE IS: 8:30 A.M., 12:00 NOON AND 7:00 P.M. IF WE CANNOT SCHEDULE YOUR INTENTIONS AT THE TIME AND DATE REQUESTED, WE WILL SCHEDULE THEM AS CLOSE TO THOSE TIMES AS POSSIBLE. YOUR NAME INTENTIONS PHONE# DATE AND TIME PREFERRED

8 CHURCH NAME AND ADDRESS St. Beatrice Church # Atlantic Avenue Schiller Park, IL TELEPHONE CONTACT PERSON Pat Sullivan SOFTWARE MSPublisher 2010 Adobe XI Windows 7 TRANSMISSION TIME Tuesday 3:00 SUNDAY DATE OF PUBLICATION January 27th, 2019 NUMBER OF PAGES SENT 1 through 8 SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS