1 OUR BELOVED DEAD November 1, 2012 to October 31, 2013 Marcella Zak Joseph Gomez Jimmie Auer Wayne Lloyd Ann Marie Carbon Rudy Pezzette Mary Rocco LaVerne Mancini Helen Nowicki James Hyland Eve Gubbins Elizabeth Zito Chester Jaskulski Roy Schroeder William Schwieger Lorraine O Connor Ruth Flanagan Adeline Crivolio Stephen Laszkiewicz Esther Morales Frank Russo Harold Frederick Michael Veres Mary Vitale Helen Baggot Jeanine Geringer Chester Czarnik Esthela Vasquez Gary Brosky Michael Matuga Frank Venuto Thomas Vosicky Rocco Roppo Anastasio Sanchez Margarita Murauskas Robert Perticara Grace Pedota Robert Stephen Emmeline Fahey Sam Stritch Jacquelyn Cusack Aurelio Rojas John O Brien Josephine Scittine Austin Boyle Dante Simonetti Richard Zalen Rosemary Dantino Evelyn Ross Helen Hartney Albert Chenski Francesco Bruno Bridget Colletti Thomas Graff Joseph Branigan James Hruby Charles Kraman Emily Peicich Anne Rupert Margaret Scolaro Patricia Pfaff Josephine Howard Marilyn Ellis Dolores Blondin Purita Zamora Olga Gerthofer Anna Mae Covelli Richard Mahoney MAY THEY REST IN PEACE!
2 A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR One of my simple pleasures in life is when, in October, I go to the local Super Target to do my grocery shopping. After filling my cart with all the essentials such as yogurt and potato chips, I wheel my way through the Halloween display. I love Halloween. I love everything about it: the autumn leaves, the pumpkins, the ghosts, the candy, the evil. But I never buy anything. I just enjoy seeing all the Halloween decorations -- grinning Jack O' Lanterns, skeletons and assorted bones. I especially like skeletons because they are the only people skinnier than me. But even as I enjoy the Halloween items on display, I notice the encroachment. Just behind the candy and the pumpkins, lurking along the back wall, are the Christmas decorations. They are just waiting to come out. In fact, they cannot wait. Even as Halloween grows closer, Christmas begins to push past the skeletons and take over the entire display. Of course, this is nothing new. Now that we have passed Halloween, there is nothing holding back Christmas, and retailers cannot wait to begin their biggest, most profitable time of the year. Now the competition begins. It used to be that the Christmas shopping season officially began the day after Thanksgiving. Someone, unfortunately, dubbed that day Black Friday because it is the day that the retailers hope to see their profits pass the red line of budget deficit and push into the black-ink realm of profit. Every retailer wants to make a profit, and every merchant knows that there is plenty of competition. So one retailer decides to beat the other guys and have a Black Thursday sale. That's right. You can finish -- or even skip -- Thanksgiving dinner and begin your Christmas shopping before everyone else. Of course, we all know where that ends up. Another merchant has a Black Wednesday sale, and another has a Black Tuesday sale. I think I even saw a Black Labor Day sale back in September. Now, I am not complaining. I used to get annoyed at this, but I am too gray to be bothered by that anymore. Rather, I enjoy knowing that we have beaten them all. All the retailers are late. All the merchants have missed the ever-advancing starting line. That is because here at Divine Infant, it is always Christmas. Maybe now that our society is beginning to exploit Christmas it is easier to notice it, but it is always Christmas at Divine Infant. When you park in the lot between church and school, notice the words on the school: Gloria in Excelsis Deo. This is the song the angels sang on the first Christmas. As you walk in the front doors, notice the angel Gabriel, herald of the Incarnation, beckoning all to enter. When you step into the nave of the church, let your eyes dwell on the huge window over the altar. That great window is a luminous nativity set complete with the Christ child, his God-bearing Mother, Joseph her spouse, shepherds, and plenty of sheep. Perhaps because we see these things all the time we do not take much notice of them, but they are the images of Christmas, and they surround us every day of the year. It is always Christmas at Divine Infant, So as the Christmas shopping season begins to rev up, remember that you have that for which the retailers long. You have Christmas every day of the year. Every time you come to church, you are entering into the house of our patron, the Christ Child, and you are surrounded by the mystery of his Incarnation and Nativity. Pay attention to that. Even as our culture demands that we focus on shopping and decorating, notice what our church shows us -- that God is incarnated in the world every day of the year. The Christ child is always present to us, surrounding us, and inviting us into his home so that we can know his love and the love of his heavenly Father. Because here at Divine Infant, every day is Christmas! Fr. Michael HOLY HOUR There will be a Holy Hour with Solemn Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament this Friday, November 8th at 7:30 in Church. Please join us in prayer THE CROWN THIRTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME November 3, 2013 BULLETIN HOLIDAY SCHEDULE Articles for December 1st are due by Nov. 20th. Articles for December 22nd are due by Dec. 11th Articles for December 29th are due by Dec. 17th. Articles for January 5, 2014 are due by Dec. 23rd.
3 FORMATION AND TRAINING FOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION Date: Sunday, November 24th Place: Pine Room of the rectory and church Time: 10:00 am to 1:30 pm SCHEDULE: 10:00 TO 11:15 am Pine Room of the rectory for Spiritual Formation 11:30 am attend Mass together 12:30 pm Practicum instruction and practice dis tributing Holy Communion If you wish to become an Extraordinary Minister or would like to refresh your ministry, please call the rectory ( ). Also, if you would like to be trained as leader (those who hand out the crosses) please attend the practicum portion at 12:30 pm (no registration necessary). HO! HO! HO! Before you know it, Christmas will be here. Even now you may be receiving Christmas cards from different organizations, which are also soliciting donations. If you will not be using those cards, I can use them. I collect, sort, and bundle them and give them to people in jail or prison. (The chaplains love to get them to distribute!) I cannot use any cards that say things like You will be remembered in Masses or prayers There is a basket in the vestibule of church to deposit them. Please do not put the cards inside the envelopes. All year long I appreciate Catholic magazines, such as Liguorian, St. Anthony Messenger and Catholic Digest; Also the magazine Guideposts. Other magazines that are appreciated are those like Popular Mechanics and Scientific American. I also send used paperback books to people in prison. If you have any that are suitable for men inprison (no romance novels), and no longer want them, I will be happy to receive and then send them. CHRISTMAS WREATH ORDER FORM Adult Choir Divine Infant Church Westchester, IL Name: Phone: Address: Thank you very much, Fr. Tom Number of 20-inch double-faced $18.00 each or two for $35.00 (hand-made bow and pine cones included) Check one: Payment enclosed Amount: Deliver on 11/30 (We will deliver your pre-paid order within the Westchester area on 11/30 in the morning.) Payment at pick-up NOTE: 1) Orders may be given to: a. any choir member b. Judy Schindler, our pianist/organist, after any Mass c. the rectory during office hours OR d. send by mail or 2) Wreaths may be picked up on: Saturday, November 30th, in Langan Hall, 9:00 to 11:00 am Saturday, November 30th, after 5:00 pm mass Sunday, December 1st after all the masses This yearly fundraiser helps defray costs of major musical projects.
5 AISLE OF GIFTS HOME FOR THE HOLLY DAYS Listed below is the schedule of activities to prepare for the Aisle of Gifts. We need volunteers. We would appreciate any time that you could spare. Monday, November 18th Candy dipping in Langan Hall at 7:00 pm Thursday, November 21st Children s Booth, set-up gym at 7:00 pm Decorating Langan Hall at 7:00 pm Friday, November 22nd Set-up Langan Hall for crafters, decorating Saturday, November 23rd Craft Show we can always use your help. CANDY BOOTH The candy booth is in need of volunteers. We will make the candy on Monday evening, November 18th. There is no experience necessary! Are you able to spare an hour or two? All are welcome. This is a great way to fill your volunteers hours, and a great way to meet new people. If you have any questions, please call Jeanine Dent at BAKERY BOOTH Please plan on baking your favorite cakes, breads, pies, cookies or other sweets for this year s Bakery Booth. We welcome all bakers, Bring items by the batch and we can package them for you. Helpers are always welcome on Friday, November 22nd and Saturday, November 23rd. Give an hour or more of your time. Call Stevie Kilodziej at for further details or pick up. Bakery drop-off is Friday, from 3:00 to 9:00 pm or Saturday morning.
6 DIVINE INFANT MEN S CLUB KICKOFF MASS & DINNER Monday, November 4th Mass: Divine Infant Church at 6:00 pm Dinner: Langan Hall doors open at 6:30 pm dinner served at 7:00 pm Cost: $40.00 per person For information, please call Bob Eisenhart at VETERANS DAY AT DIVINE INFANT Monday, November 11th at 12:30 pm Veterans and their families are invited to attend. Medals will be awarded all veterans after the ceremony. Please come and hear the Divine Infant band play all military service songs and see the service flags presented by the students. Join in singing songs with the students. There will be a special presentation of Taps by Tom Day, founder to Bugles Across America, who was recently featured in the Washington DC news magazine The Weekly Standard. Tom Day will close the program with Taps on his trumpet. NEW GIFT BOOTH AISLE OF GIFTS The New Gift Booth needs items. Please look through your closets and drawers for anything brand -new, never-used jewelry, perfumes, toys, purses, stationary items, clothes, crafts, bath and kitchen items, small appliances. You can drop them off or we will be glad to pick them up. Call Jeanine Dent at or Barbara Calabrese at Please do not leave items in he vestibule of church. JEWEL STAMPS FOR NEW GIFTS There will be a basket in the vestibule of church for jewel stamps. You can also drop them off at the rectory or we can pick them up. Call Jeanine Dent for pick-up at LEFTOVER HALLOWEEN CANDY If you have extra candy you did not use for Halloween, the Candy Booth would be happy to take it. Please call Barbara Calabrese at or Jeanine Dent at We would be happy to pick it up or you may drop it off at the rectory.
7 TEENS ON FIRE: DIVINE INFANT YOUTH GROUP NEWS Get a jump start on your Christmas shopping! Books are gifts children and adults will love for years to come! Join us for our Scholastic Book Fair Saturday Nov. 23 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (during Aisle of gifts) Sunday Nov. 24 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Tuesday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Divine Infant Jesus School Gymnasium Our Youth Group went Trick-or-Treating for Canned Goods on Saturday October 26th from 10:00 am to noon. All the collected non-perishables went to St. Vincent De Paul Society and Westchester Food Pantry. We had a great group of youth involved in this service event. Thank you to all who donated and to the parents who helped!!! The Youth Group has acquired their own space downstairs in Langan Hall. Right now the room is empty except for a couple of game tables (I ll have to check to see if they work) but we would like to make it a nice space for the youth groups. We are looking for anyone who has a smaller couch, chairs, bookcases, small area rugs and a television that they would consider donating to us. If you do, please contact Jim Negrete (Youth Minister) at Our Youth groups are open to all 6th to 12th graders who attend our school, religious education program or are in the community. All are always welcome. If you have ideas, thoughts or suggestions or would like to volunteer to help Teens On Fire, contact Jim Negrete (Youth Minister) at Be Who God meant you to be and you will set the world on Fire! St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Charities Maternity and Adoption Services has resources to serve teens, women and their families facing unplanned pregnancies. We are here to help without pressuring you. We can talk about your options as you plan for your child s future. We can help you whether you decide to parent your child or make a plan of adoption. If you are not sure what to do, our 24-hour hotline has caring and professional counselors available to help you. Our services are free and confidential. Call CARE-002 or or visit
8 LITURGY FOR THE WEEK SATURDAY, November 2 5:00 pm Dec. Mem. of the Stiso Fam.; Margaret Peggy Scolaro; Ralph & Violet Dado; Jerry Spahn; Marcella Zak; Genevieve Jansen SUNDAY, November 3 (Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time) 7:30 People of the Parish; Josephine Scittine; Peggy Scolaro 9:30 Mary McLeod; D.I. Class of :30 Robert Smith; Wilda Gordon MONDAY, November 4 (St. Charles Borromeo) 8:00 Marilyn Ellis TUESDAY, November 5 8:00 C. Earl Blankenship; Molly & Edward Zach WEDNESDAY, November 6 8:00 Walter & Mary Wanick; Dick Mihel; Edward J. Bauman THURSDAY, November 7 8:00 Edward J. Bauman FRIDAY, November 8 8:00 Ron Malizio SATURDAY, November 9 (Dedication of the Lateran Basilica) 8:00 All the Faithful Departed 5:00 pm Peggy Scolaro; Primozic Fam.; Anne Zahumensky SUNDAY, November 10 (Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time) 7:30 Ronald Barry; Edward & Margaret Rybicki; Jane Ulsafer-VanLanen 9:30 Jacquelyn Cusak; D.I. Class of :30 People of the Parish; Pearl & Michael Matuga; Teodora Gudino; Charlyn Andrea Raices (living) PRAY FOR THE SICK OF THE PARISH Caroline Accardo Pauline Buban Jerry Danhauer Don Eck Laura Eggert Erwin Eiduk Andrea Giannelli Walter Grose Greg Hanley Richard Jurevich Dan Keller BAPTISMS Robert Knudson Nicholas Labovsny Virginia Modry Dan Mulligan Caryn (Cookie) Murray Ellen Noftz Michael Perduto Jim Phillips Frank Scafuri Nicole Durczak Shepulis Loving God, give strength to all who struggle with illness. Grant them courage when they are afraid and comfort when they are in pain. Because of government regulations, hospitals and nursing homes are no longer allowed to notify us if you are admitted to either facility. If you or a family member would like to be visited in the hospital or nursing home, please call the rectory at If you or a family member are sick or homebound and would like to be added to our prayer list, visited, receive Holy Communion or be anointed, please call the rectory at WEEKDAY SERVERS MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY 8:00 M. Shuflit, S. MedjoMeZengue THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY 8:00 J. Stiso, G. Herrera MAY THEY REST IN PEACE Anna Mae Covelli NEXT WEEKEND S MINISTERS CELEBRANT COMMUNION MINISTERS LECTORS SERVERS SAT. 5:00 Fr. Michael S. Kill J. Norton A. Frugoli D. Nawrocki N. Brejcha H. Panek K. Kebby SUN. 7:30 Fr. Michael J. Naughton A. DiFiore S. MedjoMeZengue M. Novotny J. Percival L. Boyle J. Lyons SUN. 9:30 Fr. Winikates D. Korinek W. Rogalski A. Bubulka W. Korinek L. D Andria J. DeFalco M. Weber SUN. 11:30 Fr. Joyce B. Warren Teens J. Le B. Warren C. Hernandez T. Grzywa
9 SATURDAY November 2 All Souls Day CH 5 pm Mass of Remembrance SUNDAY, November 3 CH 9:30 am Welcome Mass for 2nd grade MONDAY, November 4 Rel. Ed. Classes CH 6 pm HNMC Mass LH Holy Name Kick-Off after Mass TUESDAY, November 5 CONV 1 pm Scripture CH 3 pm Chimes Ensemble PR 7 pm School Board WEDNESDAY, November 6 CH 4 pm Music Dept. THURSDAY, November 7 PR 7 pm Scripture FRIDAY, November 8 CH 7:30 pm Holy Hour SATURDAY, November 9 LH 12 noon Tea Party LH 6 pm Chili Cook Off MONDAY, November 11 Rel. Ed. Classes CR 7 pm Liturgy TUESDAY, November 12 CONV 1 pm Scripture CH 3 pm Chimes Ensemble PR 7 pm Athletic Board WEDNESDAY, November 13 CH 4 pm Music Dept. GYM 5 pm Mini Miracles THURSDAY, November 14 CR 7 pm St. Vincent de Paul PR 7 pm Scripture READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Rom 11:29-36; Ps 69:30-31, 33-34, 36; Lk 14:12-14 Tuesday: Rom 12:5-16b; Ps 131:1bcde-3; Lk 14:15-24 Wednesday: Rom 13:8-10;Ps112:1b-2, 4-5, 9;Lk 14:25-33 Thursday: Rom 14:7-12;Ps 27:1bcde,4,13-14;Lk15:-10 Friday: Rom 15:14-21; Ps 98:1-4; Lk 16:1-8 Saturday: Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12; Ps 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9; 1 Cor 3:9c-11, 16-17; Jn 2:13-22 Sunday: 2 Mc 7:1-2, 9-14; Ps 17:1, 5-6, 8, 15; 2 Thes 2:16 3:5; Lk 20:27-38 [27, 34-38] PROTECTING CHILDREN At Divine Infant Jesus Parish and School, the protection of our children is of utmost importance, and we comply fully with the policies of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the USCCB Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. To learn more, go to our website dnn.archchicago.org/divine infant and click on the tab Protecting Children at D.I. or visit archchicago.org and click on the button Protecting Children. If you do not have internet access and would like to learn more, please contact the rectory or call the Office for Protection of Children and Youth at WOULD YOU LIKE TO RECEIVE ALL PARISH MAILINGS ELECTRONCIALLY If you would like to receive parish mailings Christmas and Easter letters, statement of annual contributions, and yearly report by , please send an to the parish at In the subject line write Parish , and then in the body of the write your name, street address and envelope number if you know it. This will help save the parish money in printing and postage. Thank you! SUNDAY OFFERING October 27, Average weekly expenses $15,655 This week s collection 10,237 Deficit ($ 5,418) -- - When you are away for a weekend, we hope you will remember your offering to Divine Infant. Thank you. WELCOME......to Divine Infant Jesus Church. If you are new to our church or just visiting, please stop and introduce yourself. We are pleased to have you share in this celebration of the Eucharist. If you do not have a church home, or your church is not a home to you, we invite you to become part of our parish family. Our church is open to anyone looking for a spiritual home. To register, please call the rectory at We are so glad you are here and hope you will come back again for Mass or to become a parishioner.
10 Did you know the Progress Center of Independent Living has helped numerous individuals in your area? The Progress Center of Independent Living is making a difference in your community by trusting in the Disability Rights Movement and helping the disabled achieve their selfdetermined goals through offering the same freedom, rights, and civil liberties as everyone else. PCIL is one of the many CCHD grantees helping to empower low-income persons to help themselves and transform their city. This November 23rd and 24th, join the millions of generous Chicago Catholics and support the Catholic Campaign for Human Development to help fund more remarkable organizations. Please visit: ChicagoPeaceAndJustice.org/ CCHD for more information. The measure of the greatness of a society is found in the way it treats those most in need, those who have nothing apart from their poverty. Pope Francis OPEN HOUSE Montini Catholic High School will hold their second Open House on Wednesday, November 13th. Doors will open at 6:30 pm with the Welcome Presentation beginning at 7:10 pm. Tour the campus, learn about the curriculum and check out the extracurricular activities. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office at or call OVER 50 CLUB If you are interested in being an officer in Divine Providence Over 50 Club, please call Art Hietz at or Ron Kolman at (nominating committee) prior to November 6th. Nominations will be presented and elections will take place during the meeting that day. Please step forward as each and everyone of you are needed. Divine Providence Church Over 50 Club is planning a Bus Trip with Diamond Tours to the Biltmore Estate and Asheville, NC with the Blue Ridge Mountains on May 18, The Trip includes 5 nights lodging, 5 breakfasts, 3 dinners, full day at the Biltmore Estate, Tour of Asheville, and a visit to St. Lawrence Basilica for $ per person based on double occupancy. Call Marianne Krasucki for information. MEN S RETREAT Men -- have you ever been amazed by God s mercy and grace? Do you need time away to reflect on your life and where God is leading you? Come join us on an overnight retreat sponsored by St. Barbara s Men s Fellowship. The retreat will be from 7:00 pm Friday, November 22nd to 3:30 pm Saturday, November 23rd at St. Mary s Retreat House in Lemont. The theme of the retreat will be the God s Abundant Grace and will be led by Deacon Dave Brencic. The cost is $ For more information, call Deacon Dave at (708) INTERFAITH CAREER NETWORK New to a Job Search? No Idea What to Do? Interfaith Career Network invites you to join us on Thursday, November 7th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm for a new workshop geared toward those new to the job search process. Our speaker, Jim Fitzgerald, is an experienced job coach who has mentored senior executives on their search. Come and learn some great tips to help get your job search off the ground. Pick up some valuable new ideas and practical advice on how to spend your time wisely to get the best results. This workshop is designed to help the newly unemployed but will be of interest to seasoned job seekers as well since it taps into the wealth of experience and knowledge Jim has offered his clients throughout his long career. This workshop is open to all and there is no charge to attend. We look forward to welcoming you at St. Cletus Education Building, 700 West 55th Street, La Grange. Look for the ICN sign outside and enter the school building at the flag pole entrance through door 3. Interfaith Career Network offers job support through various programs throughout the month. For further information, please visit our website: RESOURCE CENTER Montini Catholic High School has a bus driver position open. Position is for 4 hours a day/ 20 hours per week. For more information, please contact Jason Nichols at or x 185. Companion needed four days a week from 1:00 to 6:00 pm. Call Marylynn at
11 DIVINE INFANT PARISH NEWCASTLE AND CANTERBURY AVENUES WESTCHESTER, ILLINOIS Like us on Facebook REV. MICHAEL WANDA, Pastor (ext. 203) REV. GERALD JOYCE, Pastor Emeritus (ext. 206) REV. THOMAS WINIKATES, Associate (ext. 204) DEACON JAMES SPONDER (ext. 306) MR. LEONARD GRAMAROSSA, School Principal SR. SUSAN MAJCEN, O.P., Director of Religious Education Website: divineinfant.archchicago.org Rectory: 1601 Newcastle Avenue, Fax number: School: 1640 Newcastle Avenue, & Office of Religious Education: Parish Nurse, Ms. Jeannette Barczak, BSN, HTP, Bereavement Ministry: Dr. Claudia Dado, MAL (ext. 304) Choir Director: Mrs. Janet Reif, Organist: Mrs. Judy Schindler, Business Manager: Mr. Jerry Priore, (ext. 209) Youth Minister: Mr. Jim Negrete, (ext. 307) Rectory Secretary: Mrs. Toni Podock, (ext. 201) SUNDAY MASSES: 7:30, 9:30 & SATURDAY EVENING: 5:00 pm WEEKDAY MASSES: 8:00 am SATURDAY MORNING: 8:00 am HOLY DAY MASSES: 6:30, 8:00, 10:00 am and 7:00 pm SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: (Confession) Saturday: In the Reconciliation Room 4:00 to 4:45 pm or by appointment. BAPTISMS: Baptisms are celebrated on the 2nd & 3rd Sundays of the month at 12:45 pm. By Archdiocesan regulation and parish policy, parents are required to attend a Baptismal Preparation session before the Baptism of their child. These sessions will usually be held on the third Wednesday evening of the month. Call the secretary at the rectory ( ) to register for the session and schedule the Baptism. D.I.V.M. SERVICES: Communion to the sick, food shopping, necessary transportation, emergency meals, transportation to Mass. Resource information also available. If you need help from any of these services, please let us know as much in advance as possible so the chairpersons can make arrangements and the volunteers arrange their schedules. If you are able to volunteer to help provide these services to our parishioners, we can always use more help. Please call the rectory at WEDDINGS: Couples should contact the rectory and speak to a priest shortly after the engagement, but no less than four months before the desired wedding day. No date should be set (especially in reserving a hall) for your wedding until you have spoken to a priest. In this way, you will not be disappointed if the church has been previously reserved for another ceremony. Please keep in mind the times that are available for weddings at Divine Infant: SATURDAYS 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm WEEKDAYS Any reasonable hour
12 CHURCH NAME & NUMBER Divine Infant #9216 ADDRESS 1601 Newcastle, Westchester, Il PHONE CONTACT PERSON Elsie Masterson (ext. 302) after 5:30 pm SOFTWARE Microsoft Publisher 2003 Windows XP Professional Adobe Acrobat 6.0 PRINTER HP Laserjet 5P NUMBER OF PAGES SENT Cover through 12 SUNDAY DATE OF BULLETIN November 3, 2013 SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
THE CROWN NEW PASTOR SELECTION 2 THE PROCESS OF SELECTING A NEW PASTOR FOR DIVINE INFANT JESUS PARISH AND DIVINE PROVIDENCE The process of determining where a priest will serve as a pastor in the Archdiocese
WELCOME FR. MARCIN SZCZYPULA OUR NEW PASTOR PASTOR S COLUMN 2 HAPPY 4 th OF JULY TO ALL OF YOU! Dear parishioners of Divine Infant Jesus, I feel so blessed and very excited to officially begin as a pastor
THE CROWN PASTOR S COLUMN 2 RENEW MY CHURCH Jesus Christ calls us to constantly renew His Church. Renew My Church is the Archdiocese of Chicago s response to His call and our invitation for renewal. Called
THE CROWN A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR Recently, I stepped out of the rectory in the evening to go over to church for a moment. Before I made it to church, something caught my eye. I saw what I assumed was a
THE CROWN PASTOR S COLUMN 2 Christmas 2018 Dear Parishioners, On that first Christmas, the angels praised God, saying, Glory to God in the highest, and peace on earth to men of good will. The shepherds
THE CROWN A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR If I were a betting man, I would bet a whole dollar that every Catholic and probably most non-catholics know that the 17th of March is St. Patrick's day. There are certain
THE CROWN WELCOME FATHER JAMES BEATH A CHRISTMAS SURPRISE We have a new priest at Divine Infant! He is Father James Beath. He is coming to live with us for only six months. Let me explain how we received
THE CROWN DO YOU SING? (for non-singers only) When you come to church, do you sing? Why or why not? For several weeks, I have been writing about how we participate at Mass. I began with silence. A very
FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER May 14, 2017 THE CROWN A MOTHER S DAY PRAYER I thank you, Creator of us all, for my mother. I thank you that she gave me life and nurtured me all those years. She gave me my faith,
THE CROWN A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR This autumn, the Archdiocese will begin Renew My Church, a program designed to reinvigorate and revitalize the parishes of the Archdiocese. Today we have the penultimate
LITURGICAL MOVEMENT Do you ever think of coming to church as coming to a series of movements? Probably you think of sitting still in a pew. That is not our tradition. Last week I wrote about silence as
THE CROWN WHAT GIFTS DO YOU BRING? Today is the Feast of the Epiphany. We remember the Magi bringing their gifts to the Christ child. The gifts are gold, frankincense, and myrrh. These are highly symbolic.
THE CROWN A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR Many years ago as a young adult in the work world, I came back from a week of vacation. Of course, there was a pile of work waiting for me on my desk. Fortunately, no one
ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME June 17, 2018 THE CROWN FAVORITE BIBLE PASSAGES People sometimes ask, What is your favorite Bible passage? As I write for one of the last times as your parish priest, I
THE CROWN A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR Of all the holidays in the year, my least favorite is New Year's Day. First, it seems to me that merely changing the calendar hanging on the refrigerator is hardly cause
THE CROWN THE LAW OF THREE Does the fact that we believe that God is one, but three distinct persons, have any practical influence on your everyday life? I would like to submit it should have a powerful
THE CROWN A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR At some point late in the year, I look ahead to the coming year and begin scheduling events in my calendar. One of the first things I schedule is the Sacred Paschal Triduum
FORGIVENESS Forgiveness work is one of the most important tasks of our spiritual journey. For most of us the older we get to be, the more important this task becomes. Many people have told me they do not
THE CROWN A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR Holy Week Spirituality We begin the holiest week of the year. The liturgy gives us a special opportunity to deepen our spiritual awareness and to enter into the mystery
THE PRIESTS AND PARISH STAFF OF DIVINE INFANT PARISH WISH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A VERY HAPPY AND BLESSED EASTER. HE IS RISEN! WHAT IS DIFFERENT ABOUT THIS EASTER? Is there anything different about how you
A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR Several years ago a series of photos went viral over the internet. There were two churches across the street from each other, one Catholic and the other Presbyterian, and they carried
THE CROWN RENEW MY CHURCH UPDATE For some time, we have been in the process of planning our future. Because of very low Mass attendance, and very few men becoming priests, Cardinal Cupich has called us
THE CROWN A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR Many, many years ago, in a former life, in my youth, before I started to look like Santa Claus, I went on a few dates with a young woman whom I had met through a mutual
WHERE HAVE ALL THE PEOPLE GONE? Did you know that Roman Catholics are the largest religious denomination in America? Almost one out of four Americans are Catholic. Yet the second largest grouping is made
THE CROWN RENEW MY CHURCH UPDATE A few weeks ago, I wrote about a new initiative Cardinal Cupich has begun in our Archdiocese of Chicago. It is called Renew My Church (RMC). I told you it is, in my opinion,
THE CROWN PASTOR S COLUMN 2 Dear Parishioners & Visitors, I recently read a very interesting article of Bishop Robert Baron, which I would like to share with you today. Bishop Baron is an auxiliary bishop
April/May/June 2016 Volume 3, Issue 2 St. Joseph s Church Newsletter From the Pastor s Desk Reverend Peter D. Russo, Pastor In the last issue of The St. Joseph s Church Newsletter, I wrote about the Jubilee
THANK YOU MR. LEONARD GRAMAROSSA Today is a special day in the history of Divine Infant Jesus. It is a day we thank and honor a great principal: Mr. Leonard Gramarossa. For 19 years he has served as principal
THE CROWN ANGER Anger is listed as one of the seven capital sins. It is important to recognize that anger of itself is not a sin. It is a feeling. Feelings are never sins. Sin is what we do with the feeling
THE CROWN ADVENT: HE IS COMING! Happy New Year! I wish you this because today is the first day of the year in the Church s calendar. Our new season is called Advent. This means coming. We prepare for the
THE CROWN PASTOR S COLUMN 2 DECEMBER 16, 2018 Third Sunday of Advent Today we celebrate the THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT, which is a part of a beautiful Advent Season, our spiritual preparation for the upcoming
THE CROWN A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR On Monday the 5th of September, I had the pleasure and honor of doing something for the very first time. On that previous Sunday, the 4th, Pope Francis had canonized Mother
THANKSGIVING AT DIVINE INFANT Mass of Thanksgiving at 9:00 a.m. Donations to Saint Vincent De Paul Society Please bring a monetary donation and / or nonperishable food items with you to Church Thanksgiving
THE CROWN A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR According to the calendar, there are 26 days until Christmas. Of course, that is according to the calendar. According to the American Marketplace, that is not the case.
AN EASTER PRAYER Dear Jesus, You told us that you are the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in you shall live forever. This Easter I praise and thank your Father for raising you up. I give thanks
St. Joseph Church December 9, 2012 Second Sunday of Advent 440 Joliet St., Dyer, IN 46311 (219) 865-2271 www.stjosephdyer.org Rev. Terry J. Steffens, Pastor Prayer God of all peoples, how blessed we are
L.O.O.P The Life of Our Parishes November 11th, 2016 Collaborative Parish and Youth Ministry Each one of us is a unique, unrepeatable, masterpiece from God. The Parish and Youth Ministry strives to share
THE CROWN A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR By now, most trees and decorations are down, and Christmas is an almost forgotten memory, but I am still grateful for two special gifts I received. First, the weather on
Pope John XXIII Church 8290 Soule Road, Liverpool, N.Y. 13090 December 17, 2017 Pastor: Msgr. James O Brien Deacon: Deacon Ralph Jahnige Parish Secretaries: Kathy Przytula, Cathy Valente Music Director:
THE CROWN A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR Of all the commercials on television, the ones I dislike the most are those hawking prescription medications. I think it is very poor judgment on the part of drug manufacturers
PASTOR S COLUMN 2 DECEMBER 9, 2018 Second Sunday of Advent Today we celebrate the SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT, which is a part of a beautiful Advent Season, our spiritual preparation for the upcoming Christmas.
Reverend Michael A. Ruminski Parochial Vicar Saint Gabriel Parish 379 Broad Street Windsor, CT 06095 Reverend Robert B. Vargo, J.C.L. Judicial Vicar of the Archdiocese of Hartford Deacon R. Carl Lickwar
St. Joseph Church December 2, 2018 First Sunday of Advent 440 Joliet St., Dyer, IN 46311 (219) 865-2271 www.stjosephdyer.org Rev. Ted J. Mauch, Pastor Rev. Mr. Gary Blue, Deacon Prayer God of all peoples,
THE CROWN A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR A few weeks ago, the Archdiocese announced that it was beginning Renew My Church, a process of evaluating parishes and strengthening mission vitality in our local Church.
St. Peter Parish 100 Concord Avenue Parish Telephone: 617-547-4235 Parish Fax: 617-547-1525 Website: www.saintpetercambridge.org Rectory 31 Buckingham Street Founded in 1848 MASS SCHEDULE Vigil Saturday
WELCOME FR. MICHAEL AHLSTROM OUR NEW PARISH ADMINISTRATOR A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR Dear Parishioners and Friends of Divine Infant Jesus Parish, I am Father Michael Ahlstrom, your new priest. Cardinal Cupich
St. James Basilica of Jamestown Parish Newsletter DEC 2014 3 4 6 7 In this Issue Making Christmas a Time of Real Blessing The Rosary Ministry at Eventide and Ave Maria Village Keeping Things in Perspective
PASTOR S COLUMN 2 PARISH INFORMATION 3 SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY LENTEN DONATIONS AND HOLY THURSDAY The response of Divine Infant parishioners to our annual Lenten food collection over the past weeks
THE CROWN A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR Each February, even when it is not an election year, the office of president of the United States gets a little added attention. Abraham Lincoln's birthday falls on the
THE CROWN HOW IS YOUR LENT Do you have a Lent plan? If not, it is not too late to start. The period between Ash Wednesday and the First Sunday of Lent (today) is a kind of preseason warm up. The 40 days
E Newsletter November 2 8, 2018 Prayer List Please remember those on the Prayer List when you pray. Click link for the list of prayer requests. Link to Scripture readings Preparing for Sunday All Saints'
A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR Recently, I received in the mail a copy of a letter sent to Len Weigel. Len is our parish business manager and has been an active and involved parishioner since the 1950 s. The letter
E-Newsletter November 16-22, 2018 Prayer List Please remember those on the Prayer List when you pray. Click link for the list of prayer requests. Link to Scripture readings Preparing for Sunday Twenty-
OUR BELOVED DEAD November 1, 2016 to October 31, 2017 Rose Bonita Elizabeth Lewandowski Rose Siriano Mary Ann Novak Dolores Growe Evalyn Bjork Roger Pona Lloyd Nybo Verne Al Fogg Eda Gimino Frances Montoro
St. Joseph Church December 22, 2013 Fourth Sunday of Advent 440 Joliet St., Dyer, IN 46311 (219) 865-2271 www.stjosephdyer.org Rev. Terry J. Steffens, Pastor Prayer God of all peoples, how blessed we are
THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME November 14, 2010 Sing praise to the LORD with the harp, with the harp and melodious song. Psalm 98:5 THE LANGAN LUAU 2010 AND THE WINNERS ARE $5,000 $1,000 $ 500 $
ST MARY STAR OF THE SEA PARISH SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT DECEMBER 10, 2017 MASS SCHEDULE ST. MARY STAR OF THE SEA CHURCH CLOSED FOR THE SEASON HOLY SAVIOR CHURCH SUNDAY AT 7AM, 8:30AM & 10AM MONDAY THURSDAY
Parish Resources 1158 South Main St. Bellingham, MA 02019 508-966-1258 Fax 508-966-0310 www.saintblaise.org Reverend Albert M. Faretra, Pastor Fatherfaretra@saintblaise.org Rev. Mr. Richard J. Brennan,
THE CROWN PASTOR S COLUMN 2 Dear Friends, On Wednesday, August 15, we will celebrate the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This is a Holy Day of obligation. Masses will be celebrated:
CATHOLIC CHURCH 5235 SOUTH AVENUE BOARDMAN, OH 44512 OUR LORD, JESUS CHRIST, KING OF THE UNIVERSE November 25, 2018 CELEBRATING THE EUCHARIST Office: 330-782-9783 Fax: 330-782-1574 Email: saintlukes@zoominter
Rev. Jim Bruch 207 Gerald St. Madrid, IA 50156 515-795-2731 or 712-899-7253 email@example.com Office Hours Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8 a.m. 5 p.m. St. Malachy s Catholic Church 405 Gerald Street Madrid,
THE CROWN A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR Someone once said to me, "Fr. Michael, your life must be so interesting!" It's true! In fact, my life is so interesting that I am thinking of writing an autobiographical
THE CROWN ALL ABOUT LENT This week we begin Lent with Ash Wednesday. This is a very important season for our spiritual well-being. The Church first started Lent as a time of purification and enlightenment
PALM SUNDAY OF THE LORD S PASSION March 28, 2010 The Lord GOD is my help, therefore I am not disgraced. Isaiah 50:7a A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR Today begins the busiest and best week of the year for me. It
Corpus Christi Catholic Parish A Parish in the Diocese of Colorado Springs 2318 N. Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907 Phone: (719) 633.1457 Fax: (719) 473.7567 Website: www.corpuschristicos.org
A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR This October we have six weddings here at Divine Infant. Two of those weddings are today, Sunday. If that seems a bit odd, then just write out today's date in mm-dd-yy form and you
October 29, 2017 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time Sacramental Emergency Call 770-578-4189 Pastor - Rev. Darragh Griffith firstname.lastname@example.org SVDP Hotline 678-892-6163 Holy Family Counseling Center 678-993-8494
THE CROWN A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR When I was at St. Louise de Marillac Parish, back around the turn of the century, I was also assigned as chaplain of Midway Airport. It was an interesting job. I encountered
THE CROWN A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR This past week we celebrated Catholic Schools Week, and on Wednesday grandparents and parents joined us for our weekly Mass. The following is the homily I preached, and
Our Lady of Mercy Parish, Merrimack NH November 4, 2018 ALL MY LOVE SATURDAY, November 3rd Vigil: Thirty First Sunday in Ordinary Time 4:30PM: Russ Scheider req by Kareen Dunn SUNDAY, November 4th Thirty
A PRAYER FOR PRIESTS Lord Jesus, you have chosen your priests from among us and sent them out to proclaim your word and to act in your name. For so great a gift to your Church, we give you praise and thanksgiving.
CHRISTMAS DAY December 25, 2016 CHRISTMAS 2016 Dear Friends in The Lord, A more unsuitable place than a stable could not have been found for the birth of Our Lord and Savior. And yet this is where He chooses!
THE CROWN A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR When I was in my first year at Mundelein Seminary, I had a part time job working at the local Walgreen's in the liquor department. Because Walgreen's was open every day
SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME February 13, 2011 What eye has not seen, and ear has not heard, and what has not entered the human heart, what God has prepared for those who love [God], this God has revealed
BLESSED SACRAMENT ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Readings for the Week of 28 December 2014 Sunday: Gn 15:1-6; 21:1-3 or Sir 3:2-6, 12-14 Heb 11:8, 11-12, 17-19 or Col 3:12-21 or 3:12-17/Lk 2:22-40 or 2:22, 39-40
Welcome to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Mass Schedule Saturday: Sunday: Holy Day: 4:00 pm 8:30 am & 10:30 am 5:30 pm Page 2 Our Lady of Lourdes, Toledo, November 26, 2017 Rev. Joseph Cardone Pastor
April 22, 2018 World Day of Prayer for Vocations SAINT STEPHEN CATHOLIC COMMUNITY We re Moved by the Spirit 1441 West Oakwood Road Oak Creek, WI 53154 www.saintstephenmil.org Pastoral Office: Phone: (414)
Congratulations to our young men and women who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation today from Most Reverend Andrew Wypych, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago. We pray that you grow in faith, hope and love
Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 3411 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, S.E. Washington, DC 20032 www. email@example.com Saturday Vigil Mass: Sunday Mass: Daily Mass: Eucharistic Adoration:
Saint Bernard Church November 26, 2017 Feast of Christ the King Rev. John E. Unsworth, Pastor Rev. Charles Maher, Weekend Assistant Rev. Albino Barrera, OP, Weekend Assistant Baptism: Please call Angelo
TWENTY-SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME September 19, 2010 God... wills everyone to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:4 A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR This Sunday the 19th at Mundelein Seminary,
Monthly Newsletter AN INSIDE LOOK AT OUR GIVING WREATH MINISTRY Spreading Christ s Love to Our Neighbors in Need Many of us are already in the midst of our holiday preparations purchasing plane tickets
THE ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISHES OF : OUR LADY OF CZENSTOCHOWA REV. JACEK PLOCH, PASTOR Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ST VINCENT DE PAUL HOLY MASS INTENTIONS Announcements for Saint Vincent de Paul SATURDAY,