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1 OUR BELOVED DEAD November 1, 2009 to October 31, 2010 Bernice Reichert Sam Siriano, Jr. Barbara Hartnett Dorothy Raczkowski Dennis Wojarowski Peter Wiza, Jr. Otto Domas Peter Marchese Bernice Polak Anna King Dorothy (Dottie) Spitzer Theresa Pestrak Arthur Green Lillian Ianozzi Margaret Heck Vivian Keith Carol Strezo Frank Perry Jack Rupert Loretta Hurley Adele Brongiel Adele Baloun Lilly Bogdan Josephine Anglesano Frances O Connor Bernadine Mendez Frank Poremba Gregory Lesniak James Weiland Lucille Slovak Frank Stopka Carl DiGrazia Florence Stritch Mercedes Keller Walter Baran Charlene Burns Margaret Olivo Joel Troppito Robert Mailhot Dorothy Mailhot Marie Platek Genevieve Mazur Richard Belsanti Patricia Petelle Walter Piotrowicz Emily Lorenz Toni Massi Plinio Giuntoli Alfred Acou Edward Zak Maryann DeMartino Salvatore DeGuido William Vollmann Mary Lois Hanley Amata Spencer Santo Beninato Damien Morales Apolonia Valasek Sebastian Loquercio Matilde DelCanto Elaine Clark Joseph Caputo Mary Monasteri Genevieve Berardi Ramona Glover Raymond Byrne Robert Welch Vincent Powers Dorothy Napolitan Raymond J. Smetak Florence Bereckis Angres Thorpe Marion Ryczek Joseph Bernardi Helen Nemecek Mildren Barcik Maria Ellis Robert Husick Michael Cunningham Edward Rybicki Irene Bowman Jim Brenits MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

2 A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR If you are reading this column on Saturday evening after the 5:00 pm Mass, you still may have time to make it to our Fall Fundraiser The Langan Luau! So grab your Hawaiian shirt or your grass skirt and cocoanut brassiere and come over to Langan Hall for food, drink, dancing, fun, and a chance to win $10,000! Of course, if you are reading this on Sunday morning, you may already be a winner! But that is only if you purchased a raffle ticket. I hope you did because then you could be $10,000 richer at this very moment. More importantly, our school would be richer too, and I am not just talking about money. Certainly, our school needs the money. We try to provide the best education possible for our school children and at the lowest possible cost. Tuition does not cover the cost of our school. To make up the difference, we depend on fund raising and on support from the parish. That is why our Fall Fundraiser is such an important event. But it not only helps the school budget. The Fall Fundraiser also makes the school richer. As people of faith, our sense of wealth and value is a bit different from the rest of the world. It is our catholic identity that we value education, community, and the mysterious ways of the Spirit. Our Fall Fundraiser enriches our school by helping us to educate our children. It also helps us to build community. So many people must work together to plan, manage, and host the Fall Fundraiser, and this is where community is built. Most importantly of all, there is a great spirit around the Fall Fundraiser. So many people work to make it happen and so many people come to enjoy the party. It is in moments like this that I see the spirit of Divine Infant Parish, and I am proud to be part of this. Not only am I proud, I am so grateful that I am here. This leaves me quite humbled, too, that I am your pastor. In this I feel and see and know the Spirit living and moving and growing in us. Thank you to our School Advisory Board who worked very hard on the Langan Luau. You are to be congratulated! Next time you see our school board members, thank them for all they do for our parish and school: Cathy Kulnig (president), Kevin Lah, Yolanda Powell, Phil Marino, Rob Verber, Bob Lyons, Amy Salata, Mike DeSena, and Tom Mandra. But they could not do it alone. Many thanks go out to all those who helped make the party a success school parents, spouses of board members, and you, the good people of Divine Infant. Thank you to all! But the task of supporting our school is a never-ending one. I ask you please to continue to support our school by participating in our fund raising projects throughout the year. We need more than just money for these fund raisers. We need people to help run them as well. You do not even have to have children in the school to help. Just let me or our principal Mr. Gramarossa know that you would like to help. You can also make donations to our school through our regular Sunday offertory. Together we can keep our school healthy and strong so that our children can grow in knowledge and faith. Fr. Michael THIRTY-SECOND SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME November 7, 2010 My steps have been steadfast in your paths, my feet have not faltered. I call upon you, for you will answer me, O God. Psalm 17:5-6a MOM S NIGHT OUT Come, join with others for a time of peace and quiet, a time of prayer, reflection, conversation you and God time on Tuesday, November 16th, at 7:00 pm in the Religious Education Office. For more information, please call Sister Susan at

3 Divine Infant primary students and teachers enjoyed Halloween with many fun activities. This included a parade around the school, classroom parties and games. Upper grades showed their enthusiasm by wearing orange and black.

4 DIVINE INFANT ADULT CHOIR WREATH SALE In keeping with tradition, the Adult Choir will sell 20 double-faced wreaths again for the Christmas holiday. Although we try to have extras on hand, by placing your order ahead of time, you are sure to get a wreath. The wreaths are scheduled for pick-up on Thanksgiving weekend. Thanks for supporting the Divine Infant Music Program! CHRISTMAS WREATH ORDER FORM Adult Choir Divine Infant Church Westchester IL (708) Name: Phone: Address: Number of 20 double-faced $17.50 each (hand-made bow & pine cones included) Check one: Payment enclosed Amount: Deliver on 11/27 (We will deliver your pre-paid order within the Westchester area on 11/27 in the morning) Payment at pick-up NOTE: 1) Orders may be given to a) any choir member, b) Judy Schindler, our organist, after any Mass, c) the rectory during office hours, D) 2) All wreaths may be picked up on Saturday, November 27th, in Langan Hall from 9:00 to 11:00 am, or after the 5:00 Mass and all Sunday Masses on November 28h. This yearly fundraiser helps defray costs of major musical projects.

5 THE LORD STRENGTHENS US If you drive past a health or fitness club early most mornings, you ll usually see a fair number of cars parked outside. Most likely you ll see more cars parked there than outside the parish church for morning Mass or morning prayer. When the apostle Paul speaks today of the word of the Lord speed [ing] forward (2 Thessalonians 3:1) he is making a racing/athletic allusion. This sort of reference is one of the most frequent in his letters. In his world, influenced by Greek culture, the city s gymnasium was a place for athletics, but also for poetry, philosophy, and religious and political discourse. It was a place for the body, mind, and spirit. All aspects of our life must be guided by the word of the Lord. We can exercise at the health club for bodily fitness, but ultimately it will be the Lord who will strengthen us. In the same way, it will be the Lord s own strength we must use for our vocation as disciples: to speed the word of the Lord forward, so that Christ may be known and God glorified through our witness. Paul sums up by telling us what the heart of the disciple will be: directed at all times toward the love of God, and possessing the endurance of Christ. SANTA S COMING TO TOWN Santa will stop by for pictures at Divine Infant on Saturday, November 20th. All are welcome to come see Santa and take a picture with him. Along with pictures with Santa, Christmas shopping for children, plus food and raffle prizes will be available. Order your Christmas Wreaths from the choir, browse through our baked goods, grab some candy and more. If you would like to volunteer or have any questions about the Women s Guild, feel free to contact us Julie Klemp at or Genny Panek at LECTOR WORKBOOKS Adult Lectors please pick up your new workbook in the sacristy after all Masses the weekends of November 14th and 21st. VETERANS DAY ASSEMBLY There will be a Veterans Day Assembly on Thursday, November 11th, at 1:45 pm in the church. The program will include all of the service flags and a salute to the Armed Forces. This and a few other selections will be played by the Divine Infant s award-winning band. The school children will also sing a few songs in honor of our Veterans. Come, join us to sing and salute our Veterans. The Assembly is open to everyone whether you are a Veteran or not. Come, acknowledge our Veterans and celebrate Veterans Day with us. Area Veterans can come forward after Taps and receive the Remembrance medal. Gold Star Moms and Dads can receive a unique, gold star pin. ENTER THE HOCKEYMANIA SWEEPSTAKES! Will the Blackhawks repeat last year s championship season? What does it matter when you could be the big winner of this year s hockey season! Support Divine Infant Jesus School by joining the Hockeymania Sweepstakes. Purchase a card that entitles you to $20.00 of music downloads from Charitystudio Music Downloads for Charity and you are automatically entered in the weekly hockey sweepstakes. The school makes $14.00 on every ticket sold. Every week of the hockey season from December 20th until April 10th you have the chance to win as much as $ But the best part is that you will be raising funds for our school! To purchase Charitystudio cards and be entered in the Hockeymania Sweepstakes, see a school parent or visit the rectory or school offices. Together we can raise money for our school so that our students are the real winners no matter what the Blackhawks do!

6 SCRIPTURE STUDY CONTINUES: THE INFANCY NARRATIVES Divine Infant will continue the Little Rock Scripture Series with a four week study of The Infancy Narratives. Enrollment is not dependent on having attended the first session. This is an opportunity to read God s word, pray, study and engage in a small-group discussion. Each participant will have a handbook and a study guide. Cost of the materials is $ Please choose the Tuesday evening session (in the Pine Room of the rectory) or the Wednesday afternoon session (in the Convent). Dates: Tuesday, November 16th, to December 14th at 7:00 to 8:30 pm Wednesday, November 17th, to December 15th at 1:00 to 2:30 pm No meeting the week of Thanksgiving Please call the rectory at to register. The books can be paid for ($11.00) and picked up in the Sacristy of the Church after the weekend Masses or at the rectory. DIVINE PROVIDENCE OVER 50 CLUB Our Christmas meeting and luncheon will be held on December 15th at Maggiano s in Oakbrook. Doors will open at 11:30 am. Tickets are available until December 7th $15.00 for members; $25.00 for guests. To purchase tickets, please call Ruth at Some trips are being organized for Everyone is welcome...family, friends, etc. You do not have to be a member to join us. March 6th to 12th Savannah, Georgia, $ includes Motorcoach, 6 nights lodging, 6 continental breakfasts and 4 dinners. We will tour Jekyll Island, Beaufort. A deposit of $ is due by November 30th with final payment on December 30th. September 4th to 10th Cape Cod, $ includes Motorcoach, 6 nights lodging, 6 continental breakfasts and 4 dinners. We will tour Hyannis, Martha s Vineyard. A deposit of $ is due by November 30th with final payment on July 1st. Rates for the above are based on double occupancy. For more information, please call Marianne at (primary) or (secondary). These trips sound exciting come along and enjoy. PRO-LIFE Pro-Life Bake Sale Thank you so much for your support of our annual Pro-Life bake sale last weekend. We were blessed with helpers, bakers and buyers. It was a success thanks to our wonderful Divine Infant parishioners! God bless you for helping us stand up for life. Eighth Annual Chastity Education Initiative. The eighth Annual Chastity Education Initiative Dinner will be held on Saturday, November 21st at Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace reception 4:30 pm; dinner 5:30 pm. The proceeds from this dinner are used by the Respect Office of the Chicago Archdiocese in support of programs that empower teens and young adults to embrace chastity and other healthy decisions. This program was initiated in 2003 and has served more than 130,000 teens and young adults with the chastity message. The keynote address at the dinner will be given by Irish Tenor Dr. Ronan Tynan. He is a founding member of the Irish Tenors, the former voice of Yankee Stadium, a double amputee, paralympic recordholder and equestrian and an orthopedic sports injury physician. Come, hear his inspirational story and great singing voice. Our very special guest will be His Eminence Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago. Reservations are $85.00 each (teens $60.00 each). Send reservations and payment by November 12th to: Archdiocese of Chicago, Respect Life Office, 3525 South Lake Park Avenue, Chicago, IL Checks/money orders payable to Archdiocese of Chicago. If you have any questions, please call If you would like to be at the table with Pat Meyers, please call her at or as soon as possible. Hurting from Abortion Project Rachel is a journey of hope and healing for those suffering the effects of abortion. By age 45, one out of every two and a half women in the United States has had at least one abortion. You are not alone. If you are suffering from the emotional and spiritual effects of abortion, contact Project Rachel at or HOPE, or visit a post abortion healing hotline and referral service for women. I came that they might have live, and have it abundantly. (John 10:10)

7 MARKET DAY Market Day orders are to be returned to school or the rectory by November 10th. Internet orders are due by November 13th. Pick-up is on Wednesday, November 17th, between 5:30 and 6:00 pm. If you have any questions, please call Cathy Kulnig at or Rose Gutierrez at For a limited time this November, we are participating in a dessert fundraiser with Market Day! This year Market Day is offering a selection of 14 pies, cheesecakes and individual desserts, which are listed below and on the next page. Please consider buying one or more of the following to help our school. Payment should collected when dessert orders are placed.

8 500 November 10th Market Day November 17th

9 CARMELITE SPIRITUAL CENTER 8433 Bailey Road Darien, IL ESPECIALLY FOR FAMILIES: THE HEART OF CHRISTMAS AT THE CRIB Parents and Grandparents are invited to bring their children/grandchildren to learn more about the people who were part of that First Christmas. This program will be held in the National Shrine of St. Therese in Darien, IL on Saturday, December 4th, from 10:00 to 11:30 as or Thursday, December 9th, from 4:00 to 5:30 pm where we will gather around the life-size Fontanini Manger scene. This magical program is sure to help our young children to better understand the real meaning of Christmas. Cost: $20.00 per family/includes cookies and hot chocolate. Register one week in advance CHRISTMAS DINNER & CONCERT (MADRIGAL) Join Sr. Jane and Mrs. Julie McKee with her A Capella Choir of Mother McAuley High School at the Carmelite Spiritual Center in Darien, IL on Sunday, December 5th, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm for a festive program that is sure to touch your hearts as you prepare for Christmas. Our culinary staff, headed by Chef Ela, will present a meal designed to re-create a Medieval banquet. Cost: $45.00/person. Register early as seating is limited! ( ST. NICHOLAS BRUNCH Join Fr. Bob Colaresi, O.Carm. at the Carmelite Spiritual Center in Darien on Monday, December 6th, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. We will begin this day by being serenaded by the Mother McAuley High School A Capella choir led by Mrs. Julie McKee. A festive brunch will be followed by a presentation about some of the important people in the Advent Christmas story Mary, Elizabeth, Zachariah and Gabriel. Just as God visited them, God visits us! Cost: $40.00/includes a festive brunch and Eucharist. Register by December 1st NEWS FROM OUR NEIGHBORS St. Louise de Marillac, LaGrange Park, will have an Autumn Splendor Champagne Brunch and Silent Auction on Sunday, November 14th, at 11:30 am. Tickets are on sale for $30.00 each, tables of 10 only $ Champagne toast and cash bar will be available. There will be a preview night on Saturday, November 13th, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. Cash bar available and no entry ticket required. For information, please call Cathy at St. Pius X Council of Catholic Women will host their 7th Annual Early Snowflake Holiday Craft Bazaar on Sunday, November 14th, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm in the parish hall, 434 S. Oak Park Avenue, Stickney. For information, contact Jeanine at Nazareth Academy invites all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students and parents to an Open House on November 14th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. For information, please contact Kristen Stojetz at or BENEFIT BREAKFAST FOR YOUNG LEADERS OF CHICAGO The Youth Ministry serving Chicago s northwest side and the west suburban area, in conjunction with the Catholic Charismatic Renewal Center of the Archdiocese of Chicago, will host the Invest in the Future Fundraising Breakfast at Elmcrest Banquet Hall, 7370 West Grand Avenue in Elmwood Park. Join speaker Fr. Michael Sparough, S.J., and praise the worship leader Mark Nimo to support Young Leaders of Chicago. Tickets are $28.00 for adults and $16.00 for students. All proceeds go to the Youth Rally Fund of this Vicariate IV area. Purchase tickets on line at For information, please call Tom Howard, Vicariate Youth Ministry, at Make your daily experience of Advent special with Catholic talk radio. Helping you prepare room for Christ in the inn of your hearts. Tune into Relevant Radio: West Chicago 930AM, Chicago 950AM, or NW Indiana 1270AM

10 LITURGY FOR THE WEEK SATURDAY, November 6 5:00 pm Emily Lorenz; Yolanda Scannicchio; Helen Juvancic SUNDAY, November 7 7:30 People of the Parish; Emil & Isi Ella 9:30 Anne Zahumensky; Trinidad Murillo; All the Faithful Departed 11:30 Forgotten Souls in Purgatory; Jose Francisco Medina MONDAY, November 8 8:00 All the Faithful Departed TUESDAY, November 9 8:00 All the Faithful Departed WEDNESDAY, November 10 8:00 Ronald Barry; Walter Piotrowicz; Emil & Isi Ella; All the Faithful Departed THURSDAY, November 11 8:00 Hank Lenart; Malcolm Berd FRIDAY, November 12 8:00 All the Faithful Departed SATURDAY, November 13 8:00 Anne M. Matousek 5:00 pm Michael & Bernice Froncek; Walter Piotrowicz; Donald Marino; Helen Juvancic; John Zak SUNDAY, November 14 7:30 Walter Trojak; Julia & Henry Novoryta; Donna Dean Russ 9:30 All the Faithful Departed 11:30 People of the Parish; Hanoria C. Dudley; Daniel Riordan WEEKDAY SERVERS MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY 8:00 A. Brandt, A. Epps THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY 8:00 M. Lyons, F. Boyle PRAY FOR THE SICK OF THE PARISH Mary Baloun Muriel Becassio Mary Belluzzi Irene Bendinelli Michelle Budrick Marie Camerota Kay Carlson Jean Cibulka Florence Cizek Troy Conrad Marianne Crosson Christine Czaja Jessica Davy Robbie Dee Bill Dilla Joseph Downey Elaine Fergle Jerry Fitzpatrick Charlie Flory Harold Frederick Brian Fuller Dolores Fuller Jeanine Geringer Annie (Bidinger) Golden Paul Grahn Florian Grusz Francine Gust Greg Hanley Sigmund Hill Jim Hruby John Jacobs Joan Janda Rich Jurevich Annamae Karmeres Pat Kirk Elizabeth Klincewicz Susan Koehl Adolph Kubon, Jr. John Lany Margaret Limoncello Nick Lococo Dorothy Lovelock Art Luigio Richard McKenna Rose Meyer Nancy Michalek Ben Mollandin Noah Morales Suzanne Moreau John Morrissy Freida Morrone Judy Mortimer Kathleen Mulacek Daniel Noftz MAY THEY REST IN PEACE Bernice Sandoval Dorothy Lovelock Loretta Howaniec Rosemary Schwartz-Peterson Aldona McGinley Ellen Noftz Mary Nuzik Norma Parenti Helen Pawlak Michael Perduto Helen Pezzette Ken Philip Donna Polak Penny Prokop Beth Rybarski Edward Rybicki Fran Saviano Peggy Scolaro Nicole Durczak Sheputis Pat Sherman Dolores Sniegowski Ron Speechley Anthony Mark Stompanato Adrian Stompanato Matthew Walendzewicz Ray Waver JoMae White Jean Wise Augie Zimmerman NEXT WEEKEND S MINISTERS CELEBRANT EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS LECTORS SERVERS SAT. 5:00 Fr. Joyce J. Maczak Teens M. Lopez S. Maczak D. Covelli L. Nortier SUN. 7:30 Fr. Winikates M. Shuflit B. Edmonds S. Lorenzen M. Vent D. Edmonds F. Boyle J. Genova SUN. 9:30 Fr. Joyce B. McManus A. Phillips A. Epps J. McManus M. Weber M. Scheuing G. Patton SUN. 11:30 Fr. Winikates V. Husak G. Zangara K. Bermudez J. Neubert J. Percival J. Mitrius T. Shuflit

11 MONDAY, November 8 Rel. Ed. Classes CR 7 pm Liturgy TUESDAY, November 9 CH 2:45 pm Hand-Chimes Ensemble GYM 7:15 pm Yoga WEDNESDAY, November 10 CH 4 pm Music Dept. LH 7 pm DISPA THURSDAY, November 11 CH 1:45 pm Veterans Day Assemble CR 7 pm St. Vincent de Paul LH 7 pm Men s Club MONDAY, November 15 Rel. Ed. Classes PR 7 pm Athletic Board Mtg. TUESDAY, November 16 CH 2:45 pm Hand-Chimes Ensemble PR 7 pm Scripture Study GYM 7:15 pm Yoga WEDNESDAY, November 17 CONV 1 pm Scripture Study CH 4 pm Music Dept. LH 5:30 pm Market Day Pick-up THURSDAY, November 18 LH 7 pm Scouts SATURDAY, November 20 LH Photos with Santa MR/LH Book Fair SUNDAY, November 21 MR Book Fair READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Ti 1:1-9; Lk 17:1-6 Tuesday: Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12; 1 Cor 3:9c-11, 16-17; Jn 2:13-22 or any readings from the Common of the Dedication of a Church, nos Wednesday: Ti 3:1-7; Lk 17:11-19 Thursday: Phlm 7-20; Lk 17:20-25 Friday: 2 Jn 4-9; Lk 17:26-37 Saturday: 3 Jn 5-8; Lk 18:1-8 Sunday: Mal 3:19-20a; Ps 98; 2 Thes 3:7-12; Lk 21:5-19 SUNDAY OFFERING - The Sunday collections for October 31, 2010 totaled $9, When you are away for a weekend, we hope you will remember your offering to Divine Infant. Thank you. 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 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.

12 Santa is Coming to Town! Saturday, November am - 3 pm Divine Infant School 1640 Newcastle Avenue Shopping Food Raffle Photos with Santa Sponsored by the Divine Infant Women s Guild

13 OPEN HOUSE Mark your calendars for Trinity High School s Open House on Wednesday, November 10th. Tours begin at 7:00 pm. The last tour leaves at 8:00 pm. Trinity s President, Principal and International Baccalaureate Coordinator will be in attendance to answer questions and provide information about Trinity. Find out why the International Baccalaureate program, the College-Prep Program, Block Scheduling, an exclusive Collaboration with Dominican University, and a Single-Gender Environment are just part of what makes Trinity the best choice for a young woman s future. For more information, please call Mary Tansey at or THINK DIFFERENTLY AND STOP SENDING RESUMES Interfaith Career Network invites you to an informative evening on Thursday, November 4th, at 7:00 pm when our speaker, Terri Kosecki, will offer her expertise on how to create a focused job search plan. The economy has created a very different environment for getting and keeping a job. It requires different thinking if you are going to differentiate yourself from the competition. Learn how to become a stand out candidate. This program will offer unique search strategies to help you get off the traditional path to finding a job and onto a proactive approach that brings results. This program is open to all and there is no fee for attending. Join us at St. Cletus School Building (Room 201), 700 West 55th Street, LaGrange. SAY CHEESE! A photographer will be available to take your picture and assist in downloading it to your Linkedin profile. Professional dress is suggested. The cost of this service is $5.00. Come early, photos will be taken from 6:00 to 7:00 pm prior to our speaker event on Thursday, November 4th. PROGRAMS AT THE WELL Prepare the Way of the Lord is an Advent scripture study for five weeks on Tuesday afternoons from 1:00 to 2:15 pm beginning November 23, and concluding on December 21. Pat Bergen, CSJ, will gather the wisdom of our Catholic tradition centering around the season of Advent and Christmas and put it in dialogue with the Sacred Universe Story. The cost is $10 per session/; $50 for 5. A Labyrinth Retreat is an opportunity for you to walk, meditate and pray as you enter into calm and centered peace during the busy Christmas season. Janet Bolger, CSJ, will facilitate this retreat held on Thursday, December 2, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. She will share her expertise in the use of the labyrinth with its circular pattern as a source of meditative prayer and also explore its origin and history. The cost of $35 includes lunch. The Light Shines in the Darkness is an Advent afternoon of reflection on Sunday, December 5, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, with Jack Shea, director of program and processes development for the Ministry Leadership Center, theologian and story-teller. In the midst of increased stress and busyness, the Advent- Christmas season invites us to wonder and reflection. Mr. Shea will explore how the light shines in the darkness, even though the darkness does not understand it and seeks to overcome it. The cost is $40 per family/$30 per person. Co-sponsored by St. Francis Xavier Parish, SFX parishioners can register by ing The Well is located at 1515 W. Ogden Ave., La- Grange Park. To register, please call or visit the website at

14 PUMPKINS N HOLLY The Pumpkins n Holly Craft Show and bake sale sponsored by St. Barbara CCW will be held on Saturday, November 20th, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in St. Barbara Parish Center, 4015 Prairie Avenue, Brookfield, just north of Ogden Avenue directly across from the church. Fifty crafters will display their handmade items for your shopping pleasure. Lunch will be available, as well as delicious homemade pastries. Admission is free and children are welcome. Ample parking is available and the hall is handicapped accessible. PARACHUTE PACKERS Charles Plumb was a U. S. Navy jet pilot in Vietnam. He flew seventy-five combat missions before his plane was destroyed by a surface-to-air missile. Plumb safely ejected and parachuted into enemy territory. He was captured and spent six years in a Communist prison before his release and return to the United States. One day, when Plumb and his wife were having a meal in a restaurant, a man came up to their table and said, You re Plumb! You flew jet fighters in Vietnam from the aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk. You were shot down! How in the world did you know that? asked Plumb. I packed your parachute, the man replied. Plumb gasped in surprise and gratitude. The man pumped his hand and said, I guess it worked! Plumb assured him, It sure did. If your chute hadn t worked, I wouldn t be here today. Plumb couldn t sleep that night, thinking about that man. I kept wondering how many times I might have seen him and not even said Good morning, how are you? because I was a fighter pilot and he was just a sailor. Plumb thought of the countless hours the man had spent below decks standing at a long table, carefully weaving the shrouds and folding the silks of each parachute, holding in his hands the fate of someone he didn t know. So, who s packing your parachute? Like Charles Plumb, everyone has someone who provides what they need to make it through the day: a physical parachute, mental parachute, emotional parachute, or spiritual parachute. Let us remember to say hello, please, or thank you, to congratulate someone on something wonderful that has happened to them, give a compliment, or just do something good in return. Copyright 2009, World Library Publications. All rights reserved.

15 DIVINE INFANT PARISH NEWCASTLE AND CANTERBURY AVENUES WESTCHESTER, ILLINOIS REV. MICHAEL WANDA, Pastor (ext. 203) REV. GERALD JOYCE, Pastor Emeritus (ext. 206) REV. THOMAS WINIKATES, Associate (ext. 204) MRS. RITA RAYSA, M.A.P.S., Pastoral Associate (ext. 208) MR. LEONARD GRAMAROSSA, School Principal SR. SUSAN MAJCEN, O.P., Director of Religious Education MR. JAMES SINACORE, Deacon Website: dnn.archchicago.org/divineinfant Rectory: 1601 Newcastle Avenue, Fax number: School: 1640 Newcastle Avenue, & Office of Religious Education: Minister of Care: Choir Director: Mrs. Janet Reif, Organist: Mrs. Judy Schindler, Business Manager: Mr. Leonard Weigel, (ext. 209) 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 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. Mrs. Rita Raysa, 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

16 CHURCH NAME & NUMBER Divine Infant #9216 ADDRESS 1601 Newcastle, Westchester, Il PHONE CONTACT PERSON Elsie Masterson (ext. 302) SOFTWARE Microsoft Publisher 2003 Windows XP Professional Adobe Acrobat 6.0 PRINTER HP Laserjet 5P NUMBER OF PAGES SENT Cover through 16 SUNDAY DATE OF BULLETIN November 7, 2010 SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

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