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1 SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER PARISH 2nd Sunday of Advent December 8, 2013 On Our Journey of Grace: Together We Can Make a Difference

2 MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK Monday, December 9 The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary 7:45 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. Daniel O Halleran John Penicook Michael Sullivan Advent Reconciliation The Barry Family The Groyce Family Lorraine & Judy Ovnik Tuesday, December 10 7:45 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Emory Hartmann Special Intention Tom Cunningham Mabel Grimes The Family Pam Oplawski Jeff & Cathy Grimes Wednesday, December 11 Saint Damasus I, Pope 7:45 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Kate Downs Virginia Hirsch The Metzger Family Joan & Ray Wielgos Thursday, December 12 Our Lady of Guadalupe 7:45 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Pepe Gonzalez Denise Hamrogue The Kanzer Family Mary F. Russell Friday, December 13 Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr 7:45 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Joseph, Jerry & Salvator Furstaci Kathleen Kerrigan Liz Wilson The Furstaci Family John & Marilynn Lux Susan & Mary Cate Devitt Saturday, December 14 Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor of the Church 9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 4:15 4:45 p.m. Claire Griffin Joseph & Mary Potsch Sally Stolarski Sacrament of Reconciliation Sacrament of Reconciliation The Michael Griffin Family Jim & Joan Potsch The Stolarski Family Fr. Bacchi Fr. Killeen Michael Briody Judy Diekmann Blake Donegan Todd Dore William Elliott Ellen Frantzen Cardinal Francis George Claudia Gregory Lilli Gregory Baby Wilson Gregory Genny Hanna Donald Hayes Jane Jacobson Kevin Karnick Mike Kelly Benny Kilman PLEASE PRAY FOR Brian Konrad John Kuhl Rita McCambridge Moonyeen Meehan Tommy Meehan Patrick Morgan Beth Mooney Baby Ryker Mullinax Mark Ogan John O Sullivan Sarah Schaefer Steve Setzke Rosemary Sherman Anne Titzer Robbie Windleman BORN INTO ETERNAL LIFE Please remember in your prayers, those who have died, as well as their families: Janet Lee Darovic Daughter in Law of Lou & Mary Darovic John Withers Father of Molly Walsh Jack Kearins Brother of Kay Thuerk Rosemary Todd Mother of Raul Todd Lucille Iverson Mother of Jan Treadwell Prayers are requested for our relatives and friends who are sick. To add a name to the prayer list, call the rectory at Names of the sick are listed for two months in the bulletin. If there is a recurrence of illness, names can be listed again. Know that our parish prays daily for the sick and the dying. WEDDINGS Jillian Mitchell & Andrew Laue Julie Katsis & Mike Hacholski

3 PASTOR S NOTES On Monday evening of this week, we will celebrate our Advent Reconciliation Service. Aside from taking a deep breath in the midst of decorating for Christmas and shopping for it, Advent is an essential time to pause and reflect on the immeasurable, humbling gift of God s unconditional love for all, the Incarnation. Asking forgiveness for whatever it is in my life that turns me away from this treasure enables me to open my soul and fill it once again with God s grace. Come and pray with companions on the journey, receiving the healing power of Jesus forgiveness and love at 7:00 pm on Monday. Our Catechumen and Candidates for the Rite of Christian Initiation R.C.I.A were reflecting on the mass recently and in the midst of gratitude for the richness of the Eucharist, we realized that there are two profoundly important parts of it that we don t always think about the beginning and the end. Getting to church a minute or so before we start gives me a chance to catch my breath, clear my mind and focus on this, the most important prayer we have as a community. And I, we all, become an integral part of the ritual of following the cross, being part of the entrance procession, reminding us that our desire and most of our efforts are to live Jesus way of life with others in a community of faith. We may not be the Mormon Tabernacle Choir (our own choirs help us a lot!) but our collective singing voices in the entrance hymn is a beautiful greeting to our God and to each other. Not something to miss. And I love Greg Pierce s idea that the most important sign in the church is the exit sign, not because it means that the mass is over, but as Deacon Andy Allison says at the recessional, Our mass is complete. Now our mission begins. To not be around for the final blessing and the ritual of the recession/going forth is like forgetting to get gas as I begin my trip. As we began, so we continue, following the cross, living Jesus way of life, being blessed for our mission, living it together. Besides, taking time in church after mass, I can find out what s going on in the neighborhood! If the truth be told, it is a challenge for me to get to church early, as you can see me rushing down the aisle to get in line! But as you also know, it does make a difference. This weekend we jump into the annual Giving Tree project that we have, getting Christmas gifts for members of our sharing parish, St. Agatha. Our High School students are helping us to do this. Please take a tag and bring a smile and warm the heart of a fellow pilgrim at St. Agatha. A warm and grateful welcome to Dr. Kate Devries who has joined our staff as the Director of Pastoral Ministries. I believe most of you already know her, as she helps Allen Sterwalt in our music ministry, playing the guitar and leading song at just about every mass! More information about Kate is in this bulletin and she will introduce herself formally at the beginning of January. I m excited that you will welcome her in her new role in our faith community. We continue to move from the preparation phase of our Capital Campaign towards the initiation of it. There is some wonderful news about a most generous bequest which will be directed to the Campaign. Details about it are in this bulletin, in the section, Our Capital Campaign. Don t forget about the Vatican Survey in preparation for the Synod on the Family to be held next fall: survey/. How about this for a Christmas gift (published in U.K. papers)?: FREE PUPPIES. Mother is a Kennel Club registered German Shepherd. Father is a Super Dog, able to leap tall fences in a single bound. And when a Teacher asked Winnie to name one important thing we have today that we didn t have ten years ago, she brilliantly responded: ME! Happy and Holy Advent. SCRIPTURE REFLECTION Let s dream. Isaiah uses some images and metaphors in today s first reading that has us dreaming. Imagine...the wolf shall be a guest of the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; the calf and the young lion shall browse together, with a little child to guide them. The cow and the bear shall be neighbors, together their young shall rest; the lion shall eat hay like the ox. The baby shall play by the cobra s den, and the child lay his hand on the adder s lair. Each of these images/metaphors is in complete opposition to what our world has come to know and understand. Each of these images/metaphors has us contrasting and dreaming about our own experiences and our world s experiences. We live with many oppositions: black and white; men and women; young and old; rich and poor, good and bad; accepted and marginalized; winners and losers; normal and abnormal; crosses on churches, crescents on mosques, menorahs on temples; war and peace. Each of these oppositions is a challenge to us and for us in our dreaming. The challenge has us making choices. The choices will either have us breaking down barriers or adding another brick to the walls of opposition. Our dreaming is affected by how we confront the challenges and by which choices we make. Isaiah envisions a peaceable kingdom; a kingdom with a ruler who sees the world through God s eyes and will rule with justice and mercy. Advent finds us waiting for Isaiah s prophecy to be fulfilled in the coming of Jesus. Isaiah s prophecy has us dreaming of the way the world can be. Our dream is God s reality. Let s dream, accept the challenge, and choose wisely so that God s reality will be fulfilled.

4 ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE 2013 In this time of Thanksgiving, we are very grateful for a kindness that the parish has received. Earlier this year, we were notified of a most generous bequest given to us after the passing of one of our dear parishioners. St. Francis Xavier has already received $500,000 of this bequest and, once the estate is settled, we estimate the total bequest will be approximately $700,000. This money will be earmarked as part of our upcoming capital campaign. By allocating this wonderful gift to the campaign, everyone will share in the benefits it will generate for generations to come. ADVENT RECONCILIATION Please join us as we celebrate the Advent Sacrament of Reconciliation on Monday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. in Church. The Advent Season of Repentance and Renewal is the most appropriate time for Catholics to confess sin and celebrate absolution. Christmas Eve 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. in Church are Masses for which tickets have been distributed Christmas Eve 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. at Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse Chapel Christmas Eve in Church 7:00 p.m. Midnight Mass in Church preceded by Christmas Carols at 11:30 p.m. Christmas Day in Church 7:30 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:30 a.m. 12:00 Noon THE CHRISTMAS WAFER The Christmas Wafer (also known as Oplatki ) will be available in the Rectory during office hours Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m., Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on Sunday between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. If you would like to make a free will offering it would be appreciated. LEAVE A LEGACY We are grateful for the generous support that you give to St. Francis through your weekly contributions. Have you considered providing for the continuation of that support by including the parish in your Will? Bequests given to the parish through Wills are for the sole use of St. Francis Xavier Parish. To include the parish in your Will, the correct language is: I give (a percentage or amount) to the Catholic Bishop of Chicago A Corporation Sole, for the sole benefit of St. Francis Xavier Parish, LaGrange. Thanks for giving consideration to leaving a legacy! The word Bethlehem means the house of bread. The breaking of the bread is a sign of charity, unity and friendship. Religious family customs bring the truths of faith into the home. One of these beautiful Christmas Eve customs is the Christmas Wafer. The thin wafer bearing the Christmas characters is broken by the head of the family and distributed to each member. With a simple prayer for God s grace and the welfare of all members of the family, those present as well as those who are absent, the head of the house breaks the wafer and distributes it, one piece to each person at the table. While doing so, each member of the family is kissed and wished a joyful feast. Members then greet one another in the same way. The spiritual lesson in this age old custom is that the unity of the family is grounded in God s love for us. May you experience unity and love through this simple celebration.

5 Advent Greetings! My name is Kate DeVries, and I am delighted to join the staff of St. Francis Xavier Parish as the Director of Pastoral Ministries. You may have heard me play guitar or cantor on Sunday mornings. If we have not yet had the privilege of meeting, I sincerely hope we connect soon. I will be available after many of our weekend masses in the upcoming weeks and months. My responsibilities in this newly created position include supporting the great work of our various parish ministries, addressing specific needs through pastoral care and adult faith formation, and assisting with such initiatives as our capital campaign and the continuing implementation of our prophetic plan. Any wisdom you can share is most welcome. Feel free to catch me after mass, send an or call me at SFX, If we can have an extended conversation, I would be honored to meet with you. As for my background, I am a native Chicagoan, and have been an active parishioner of St. Francis Xavier Parish for the past 7 years. After obtaining my master s degree in special education from NIU, I spent 5 wonderful years teaching high school and junior high students with severe behavior disorders and learning disabilities. I then was invited to work in the Young Adult Ministry Office of the Arch. of Chicago, and took a one year leave of absence from teaching (which lasted nearly 25 years!). Along the way, I obtained my doctorate in ministry from Catholic Theological Union with a concentration in liturgy and spirituality. I have extensive experience teaching the Catholic faith, organizing events, leading workshops, presiding at prayer services, and directing retreats. It has all been a joy. As for what feeds my soul it s ministry, prayer, music, being with children and teaching. My free time is spent with family members and friends, studying classical guitar, volunteering at Lurie Children s Hospital, and exercising. During this season of Advent, as we await the coming of Christ into our lives anew, there is so much for which to be grateful. Thank you for your role in this community of faith, and in advance, thank you for your support of all that lies ahead. I look forward to working with you in this new position. We truly are on a Journey of Grace. Together we can indeed make a difference. May your Advent season and all whose lives you touch be richly blessed. Kate DeVries Your Parish Finances Sunday Collection, December 1 $ 28,459 This week last year $ 27,329 Total Collection: Year-to-date $ 615,000 Previous year-to-date $ 629,344 Needed for Budget: Year-to-date $ 648,224 Thank you for your generous and ongoing support of the Parish! And thanks for your support of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development. $10,179 was collected for this good cause! RETIREMENT FUND FOR RELIGIOUS Helping aging sisters, brothers, and religious order priests. Each year the need to provide for our elderly (members) becomes more pressing, and we are ever more grateful for these providential funds, writes a religious sister about the financial assistance received from the Retirement Fund for Religious. Your donation helps provide necessities such as prescription medication and nursing care. Please give to those who have given a lifetime ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL UPDATE DOUBLE CREDIT FOR COMPLETING PLEDGES IS NOW AVAILABLE Thanks to your generosity, we have exceeded our goal for the 2013 Annual Catholic Appeal. The Parish s goal for the 2013 Campaign was $100,819. Through November 19 th $146,226 had been paid; $9,407 in pledges were still outstanding. Please complete any outstanding pledge payments in the next month or so. As you know, the Parish receives a 100% rebate of any amount over goal actually paid into the Appeal. As we are over goal, there will be double credit for these pledge completions. That is, SFX will get credit for exceeding its goal on the 2013 Appeal but 100% of remaining pledges fulfilled will come to the Parish. As we take steps toward our 125 th Anniversary Capital Campaign which you have been hearing about, please know that the Parish will not be expected to participate in the 2014 Annual Catholic Appeal. Thanks for your generosity and consideration!

6 TAIZÉ PRAYER St. Francis Xavier and Grace Lutheran WILLIAM FERRIS CHORALE Artist in Residence at Loyola University Paul French, Music Director All are invited to our Taizé Evening Prayer Friday, December 13 7:30 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier CHRISTMAS MYSTERY CHRISTMAS MIRTH Start the season on a spiritual high! Soaring Renaissance polyphony and the mystical music of American composer Morten Lauridsen are blended with a sassy assortment of familiar carols for our annual Christmas concert proclaimed by the Chicago Tribune as a holiday tradition not to be tampered with. Taizé Prayer is contemplative and most importantly communal, combining simple repetitive melodies that are sung by all, prayerful silence, scripture reading and intercessory prayer. This prayer can promote a kind to inner unity of person, allowing the spirit to be more open and attentive to what is essential. It is our hope that you will join us, especially at this time when our world is much in need of prayer. December 15, :00 PM Emmanuel Episcopal Church LaGrange Tickets are $20 or $25 for preferred seating *$5 discount for students & seniors For tickets visit or phone ABOUT DOMESTIC ABUSE AND THE HOLIDAYS The St. Francis Xavier Parish Domestic Violence Ministry is committed to serving the needs of the abused in our parish and beyond. For more information on our efforts, please call: The holidays can mean festivities and family gatherings. But for families already dealing with domestic abuse, the holidays and periods of economic stress may trigger abuse. Domestic abuse is often linked to power and control. During the holidays, a partner might want to spend more time with their family or be around other people, and that can be very threatening for the partner who is the abuser who feels threatened or powerless in a relationship. During the holiday season, people are motivated to keep the status quo. People don't want to leave their families or break up their families in the middle of the holidays. It's actually after the holidays end in January and February that there is a greater increase in the reports of abuse. Let us pray for those in abusive relationships and offer a prayer of hope: A Prayer for Hope God, we are frightened and to you alone we cry out for mercy mercy and grace amazing grace, grace that is able to supply all our needs. We stand humbly at the door of your mercy and knock. You have promised to be always close to our heart s door and we open it wide to you now. Please come in, transform the darkness with your light, fill the void with your presence, offer us a refuge, a safe place to hide take our mustard seed of faith and make it bloom so that all may know that you are God. Call 911 if you feel you are in immediate danger. If you or someone you know needs help, call a 24 hour hotline: Pillars: Family Shelter Services: National Domestic Violence Hotline: (SAFE)

7 O HOLY NIGHT: A Light Is Born! SFX Choir Christmas Concert and Candlelight Service Come join us for an evening of sacred choral Christmas music on Saturday, January 4 th at 7:00 p.m. Music will be performed by both SFX Children s Choirs, the Celebration Choir, and Gallery Choir, with the sounds of harp, percussion, organ and piano. This special evening will also include congregational carols and will end with a beautiful candlelight service, sending you home with hearts filled of peace and joy. An opportunity for a free will offering will be made available at all of the exits of the church. Your generous offering will go towards the SFX Music Ministry, which helps us to continue providing wonderful music for your spiritual prayer needs within worship on Sundays as well as special musical events such as this one. We hope to see all of you there for a wonderful evening of music featuring your own SFX Music Ministry!

8 St. Francis Xavier School 2013 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence TOY SHOWER FOR THE CHILDREN OF ST. AGATHA PARISH To share the true spirit of Christmas, the 6 th Grade students of St. Francis Xavier Parish came together to collect and sort a tremendous amount of toys and gift cards for the children of St. Agatha s Parish. Many parishioners came to help deliver the toys and celebrate Mass at St. Agatha s. It was a very rewarding experience for all involved. Thanks for your generosity and for making this Toy Shower a joyous occasion! SCHOOL SCOOP Tuesday, December 10 Yearbook Group Pictures Chess Club School Board Meeting at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 11 East Campus & Main Campus Advent Prayer Service GCG Orders Home 2:00 p.m. Dismissal Thursday, December 12 Math Club Grade 7 field trip Newspaper Club at 3:15 p.m. Carol & Light 7:00 p.m. in the church Friday, December 13 GCG Orders due SPRED CHRISTMAS LITURGY Please join us on Sunday, December 15 at the 6:00 p.m. Mass. The St. Francis SPRED Community will participate in the Mass. This Mass will incorporate some of the special ways our SPRED group celebrates liturgy. Please join us and experience our unique way to celebrate God s love for all of us. Refreshments will be served in Joyce Hall afterwards. THE RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (RCIA) Last weekend our parish formally welcomed seven people into our faith community at the 9:00 mass curing the ceremony of the Rite of Acceptance. This Rite marks their entrance into the second stage of the RCIA process which is called the Catechemenate. In this ceremony, unbaptized persons were accepted into the Order of Catechumens. Those that have been baptized were welcomed as Candidates for full Communion with the Catholic Church. By celebrating this Rite, our inquirers officially and publically declared their intention to enter into a formal relationship with the Catholic Church. The Church, in turn, accepts their commitment and pledges its support throughout their journey of faith. Please offer your prayers and support for them.

9 ST. FRANCIS XAVIER HONOR ROLL St. Francis Xavier Day School is proud to announce the 7 th & 8 th Grade students who have achieved Honor Roll status for the First Trimester of the school year. The All Star Honor Roll recognizes students who have exhibited mastery of Discipline with Purpose skills. High Honors: Lauren Bock, Camille Broderick, Grace Campbell, Liam Collins, Bridget Corrigan, Ryan Cummings, Mary Devine, Margaret Devitt, Jane Dillon, Michael Dillon, Giselle Dimailig, Mary Bridget Donahue, John Dudley, Jonathan Duelm, Griffin Dunn, Beecher Dunne, Bridget Egan, Joseph Eraci, Jack Ferguson, Nate Fisher, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Audrey Fix, Emily Gamboa, Mary Gannon, Alex Gatsos, Christian Gatsos, Jordan Gatsos, Natalie Giron, Natalie Gleason, Johnny Hamilton, William Hanfland, Ian Havenaar, Colleen Hayes, Timothy Houston, Kate Hull, Mary Kate Kelly, Mattigan Kelly, Katherine Kent, Alexander Kuptel, Francesca Lorenzini, Nate Madell, Rory McGuire, Brian Metzger, Jackson Miles, Bryan Miller, Madeline Morkin, Abigail O'Connell, Erin O'Hara, Catherine O'Hea, George O'Malley, Cara Paliakas, Charlotte Philliip, Yocelyn Pina, Abigail Pinta, Grace Prendergast, Grace Reilly, Thomas Sandt, Kaysie Stuba, David Titzer, Mae Tully, Eleanor Tung Hahn, Samantha Veome, Allison Walls, John Walls, Matt Walsh, Thomas Walsh, Jon Weller, and Jenna Winfrey. Honors: Peter Alexander, Joseph Androwich, Claire Bartels, Erin Bier, Owen Brennan, John Brown, Lydia Bruni, Laura Cahill, Nicole Caron, Sean Carr, Dominic Centracchio, Robby Cicciarelli, Michael Cooley, Emmett Cushing, Jack DelGiudice, Catherine Doyle, Clare Doyle, William Duffy, Daisy Dunlap, Owen Filbin, Gabriella Garcia, Megan Hayes, Meara Hilling, Bridget Holly, Sarah Hornacek, Julius Krupowicz, Matt Lenti, Colleen McGovern, Daniel McKenna, Meg Merchant, Mac Most, Francis Napleton, Michael O'Connell, Emily Panosh, Anthony Severino, Stephanie Skrypek, Jacob Soulje, Annie Sullivan, Christian VanTassel, and Clara Weismantel. Discipline With Purpose All-Stars: Peter Alexander, Claire Bartels, Erin Bier, Lauren Bock, Owen Brennan, Camille Broderick, Lydia Bruni, Laura Cahill, Grace Campbell, Nicole Caron, Sean Carr, Robby Cicciarelli, Liam Collins, Michael Cooley, Bridget Corrigan, Matt Cramsie, Ryan Cummings, Emmett Cushing, Jack DelGuidice, Margaret Devitt, Janey Dillon, Michael Dillon, Giselle Dimailig, Mary Bridget Donahue, Catherine Doyle, Clare Doyle, Matthew Driscoll, John Dudley, William Duffy, Daisy Dunlap, Griffin Dunn, Beecher Dunne, Bridget Egan, Joseph Eraci, Hope Feichtinger, Hudson Feichtinger, Jack Ferguson, Owen Filbin, Nate Fisher, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Audrey Fix, Emily Gamboa, Mary Gannon, Gabriella Garcia, Alex Gatsos, Christian Gatsos, Jordan Gatsos, Natalie Giron, Natalie Gleason, John Haggerty, Johnny Hamilton, William Hanfland, Ian Havenaar, Colleen Hayes, Megan Hayes, Shannon Hayes, Meara Hilling, Bridget Holly, Sarah Hornacek, Kate Hull, Mary Kate Kelly, Mattigan Kelly, Katherine Kent, Julius Krupowicz, Alexander Kuptel, Matt Lenti, Francesca Lorenzini, Nate Madell, Zoe Master, Colleen McGovern, Claire McNicholas, Meghan McVady, Meg Merchant, Jackson Miles, Bryan Miller, Madeline Morkin, Eileen Murphy, Abigail O'Connell, Mason Odneal, Erin O'Hara, Catherine O'Hea, Cara Paliakas, Emily Panosh, Charlotte Phillip, Yocelyn Pina, Abigail Pinta, Grace Prendergast, Grace Reilly, Gabriel Sanchez, Thomas Sandt, Anthony Severino, Andrea Skokna, Kevin Skonning, Stephanie Skrypek, Jacob Soulje, Kaysie Stuba, Annie Sullivan, David Titzer, Mae Tully, Franklin Uhlir, Samantha Veome, Allison Walls, John Walls, Matt Walsh, Thomas Walsh, Clara Weismantel, and Jon Weller.

10 SUNDAYS SCHOOL OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION WEDNESDAYS December 8 December 15 December 22 December 29 January 5 January 12 January 19 January 26 Class At Home Lesson Due Class No Class No Class At Home Lesson Class Class At Home Lesson December 11 December 18 December 25 January 1 January 8 January 15 January 22 January 29 Class At Home Lesson Due Class No Class No Class At Home Lesson Class Class At Home Lesson * * * * CHILDREN S LITURGY OF THE WORD The Word of the Lord has a message for children as well as adults. Children s Liturgy of the Word offers the children an experience to hear the scripture in words that they can understand. Here at St. Francis we are fortunate and proud to have adult volunteers and Presiders of Liturgy who journey with our children so that they can experience the Word of the Lord with a message that is relevant and fitting for them. Our Saturday evening 5:00 p.m. Mass offers the opportunity for children in Grades Kindergarten Fourth to experience hearing and reflecting on the Word of the Lord in a way that is an empowering experience. Children in these grades are invited to follow their Reflectors of the Word to a prayer space away from the gathered assembly to hear the Scriptures in words they can understand. Children s Liturgy of the Word takes place in church whenever the children s choirs lead us in song/prayer. The Scriptures we hear will then be taken from the Children s Lectionary and the homily will be given in a way that children are able to relate to a little more readily. The children in Grades K 4 will go to their prayer space on the Saturdays that the choirs are not singing. Here is the tentative schedule: December 14 SF Choristers January 4 Cherub Choir and January 11 SF Choristers February 1 Cherub Choir and February 8 SF Choristers March 15 SF Choristers and March 22 Cherub Choir April 12 SF Choristers (Palm Sunday Weekend regular readings) April 26 SF Choristers Children in Grades K 4 will be invited to join their Reflectors in a prayer space away from the adults and to hear The Word of The Lord in words they can better understand on the following Saturdays (subject to change): December 21; January 18, 25; February 15, 22; March 1, 8 and April 5 You can call and direct your questions to: Terri Simeoni, RE Coordinator or Allen Sterwalt, Director of Music

11 QUEST SPEAKER EVENT The next Quest Speaker Event will be held this Sunday, December 8 at 4:30pm in the Church. We will be hosting Peggy Ratke, from Family Shelter Services presenting the Green Dot Strategy for violence prevention. The Green Dot Program was developed to help individuals find safe ways to intervene in situations characterized by partner violence, violence against children, bullying, stalking and other forms of abuse. Green Dot is based on the premise that the majority of people are non violent and can take part in reducing the violence perpetrated by the few who are violent. Training people how to get past the obstacles to intervening is at the core of this revolutionary approach to violence first developed at the University of Kentucky. The Green Dot Strategy is a comprehensive approach to violence prevention that capitalizes on the power of peer and cultural influence. Informed by social change theory, this program targets all community members as potential agents of social change. It seeks to engage them through awareness, education, and skills practice, resulting in the ultimate reduction of violence. Quest teens will be challenged to incorporate Gospel teaching into how they respond to bullying and other forms of violence in their lives utilizing Green Dot principles. WINTER RETREAT HIDDEN TREASURE! St. Francis Xavier and St. Cletus are hosting a Freshmen/Sophomore Winter Retreat Hidden Treasure! Hidden Treasure is led by High School Juniors and Seniors eager to share their faith through the parables. Retreatants can expect a weekend of prayer, games, skits, music, and FUN! This weekend features the musical and speaking talents of Jon Pressimone. Jon is eager to share his faith through music and fun! Together with your teen, please consider if this might be a good opportunity to grow in faith and friendship with their peers. Space is limited, so it would be a good idea to register sooner rather than later. Our registration deadline is December 15. Registration forms are available on the parish website and at the rectory. THE GIVING TREE Many years ago, the O Brien Family began the Giving Tree here at SFX. Since then, Diane O Brien lost her battle with breast cancer. In her memory, the Giving Tree has been named The Diane O Brien Giving Tree. The Giving Tree allows us to help Christmas happen for approximately 300 individuals, along with our Sharing Parish, St. Agatha. Each person whose name has been sent to us receives two gifts. This adds up to 600 tags to be distributed and gifts returned. Many inner city families are helped by the outreach of St. Agatha s Parish. Their need is great, as is the joy we receive from sharing with them at Christmas. Help us to share the joy of the season with our friends at St. Agatha s by taking a tag this weekend, December 7 8. Affix the tag to the wrapped gift you purchased and return it next weekend December BEFORE THE START of the Noon Mass. Once again, the work for this parish project is a service provided by the Teens in QUEST. Please call Emily Brabham at x304 with any questions.

12 CATHOLIC WOMEN S CLUB NEWS CALLING ALL BAKERS! All women of the parish are members of the Catholic Women s Club. If you would like to get involved or if you would like to receive monthly newsletters about our upcoming events via , please contact Jana Fix at SAVE THE DATE ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CATHOLIC WOMEN S CLUB PRE-LENTEN LUNCHEON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2014 THE WESTIN LOMBARD YORKTOWN CENTER If you are interested in supporting the Luncheon with a raffle item donation, please contact the raffle committee at: Tricia Demuth, , Jill Holtz, , and Nancy Owen, Suggestions include sporting event tickets, theater tickets, spa certificates, jewelry, purses, cooking gadgets, etc. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION You are invited to reach out in love to those for whom Christmas is celebrated differently. Barb Szulc and Sarah Zavala are continuing a project initiated in 2011 to bring a taste of Christmas to incarcerated men living at the North Lawndale Adult Transition Center, a work release program that is part of the Illinois Department of Corrections. The holidays can be difficult for incarcerated individuals, and following the Gospel, we want to reach out in kindness at this time of the year. This is a great service opportunity for parents and children, grandparents and grandchildren, Quest groups or anyone who just loves to bake! As you plan your Christmas baking, we ask you to consider setting aside some of your favorite cookies (or muffins, or brownies, or chocolate covered pretzels) to share with the men and staff at North Lawndale. Barb, Sarah and their crew of helpers will collect and package the cookies, and deliver them on December 22. We are planning to deliver 250 dozen cookies to residents and staff at North Lawndale. In order to plan our own baking, please let us know by December 15th, if you intend to participate. Send an to Barb at: with your name and an estimate of the number of cookies you'll donate. Cookies may be dropped off at Barb's home (205 46th Street, Western Springs) on Saturday, December 21st. Please call Barb at with any questions. New option this year: If you are unable to bake, and would like to contribute to the success of this project, we ask that you consider donating brownie, muffin or cookie mixes. You may drop them off in the back of the Church through December 15th. We'll be happy to do the baking for you! Thanks for your participation, Barb Szulc and Sarah Zavala ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY The St. Vincent de Paul Society s next meeting will take place on Monday, January 6 at 7:00 p.m. in the Rectory Courtyard Room.

13 Retired Men s Group Christmas Luncheon LaGrange Country Club Wednesday, December 18 12:15 pm CHEER (Cash bar 11:30 am) CHEER PLEASE TAKE NOTE... SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES FOR RECEIVING THE EUCHARIST The Catholic Church has historically recognized the intimate relationship of wheat hosts and wine as matter for the Eucharist. However, if you have Celiac Sprue Disease or a family member suffers from a gluten intolerance or if you are alcohol intolerant, receiving the Eucharist is lifeinvolving in seriously challenging ways. The logistics or manner of accommodating lay persons with gluten or wine intolerance in a parish setting during the Liturgy of the Eucharist is left to the afflicated party and the pastor to decide the best way during Mass for the afflicted party to safely receive the Precious Body or the Precious Blood. If you or a member of your family is affected by this circumstance, please contact our pastor, Fr. John Hoffman, to discuss the particulars of your situation. Fr. John can be reached by calling the Rectory Office at In December of 2000, parishioner Dan Bagley lost his battle to cancer. While undergoing chemotherapy, Dan would often sit in the sacristy where he could hear the mass on the PA system and be away from the crowd to avoid being around excessive exposure to infections. After Dan s death, his family and friends purchased a new chair for our sacristy for use by those whose chemo might otherwise keep them away. As a reminder to all, especially new parishioners, anyone undergoing chemotherapy is welcome to make use of the The Dan Bagley Chair while attending mass. Or, if you have some other medical need for which the chair may help, you are welcome to use it. Also, be aware that the parish is equipped with special hearing devices for those who need hearing assistance. Those devices can be found in the priests sacristy. For those who may be experiencing low blood sugar due to diabetes or other health issues, orange juice is located in the small refrigerator in the priests sacristy. Anyone with a physical challenge is encouraged to sit in the east transept (Spring Avenue side) near the exit door. A Eucharistic minister will bring communion to you, rather than have you approach the altar.

14 FOOD COLLECTION FOR MARILLAC HOUSE On Sunday, December 29, non perishable food donations will be collected for Marillac House. Donations can be left at the side trancepts in church. There will be no more harm or ruin on all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be filled with knowledge of the Lord. Isaiah 11:5 Solar power is here and it isn t just environmentalists saying it anymore. A research division of Citigroup, the massive multinational bank that probably doesn t share Greenpeace s worldview on many issues, does agree with us on one point: solar energy is poised to explode in the U.S. Citi Research published the report, Rising Sun: Implications for U.S. Utilities, in August it slipped under the media radar, which is unfortunate because the analysis is phenomenal and offers great hope for the clean energy revolution here in the U.S. here are a few of the key points it makes: 1) Solar is growing extremely fast in the U.S. 2) That growth is driven almost entirely by pure economics, not environmental concerns. 3) The big utilities can t seem to get either of the above two points through their skulls yet. 4) Solar financing is the next political frontier to watch in the U.S. solar energy revolution reaching full speed/ Advent Imagery: Experiencing the Season through Symbol and Ritual On Wednesday, December 11 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., Facilitator, David F. Schimmel, M.Div., M.A. will discuss the Advent scriptures and paint the liturgical season with varied images that converge into a single motif. Whether contemplating wild and domesticated animals, the wilderness and farmland, pregnancy and unfolding family stories, or justice from judges and neighbors, the vision is interconnectedness, and the challenge is to nurture mutual relationships. The time together will explore the symbols of and ritualize the longing for walking in God s paths. The cost is $30. All programs are held at The Well Spirituality Center, located at The Congregation of St. Joseph, 1515 West Ogden Avenue in LaGrange Park. To learn more about The Well s programs or to register, please call or Interfaith Power and Light The mission of Interfaith Power and Light is to be faithful stewards of creation by responding to global warming through the promotion of energy conservation, energy efficiency, and renewable energy. This campaign intends to protect the earth s ecosystems, safeguard the health of all creation, and ensure sufficient, sustainable energy for all. In addition to practicing energy stewardship in our facilities, IPL brings the voice of the faith community into the policy making arena. We know that our actions alone cannot stem the tide of climate change we need to enact public policies to advance clean energy and to limit carbon pollution. IPL is working to support policy change at the local, state, and national levels. To learn about IPL in your state and to be connected with opportunities to conserve energy go to: The St. Francis Xavier Peace and Justice Committee will meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the rectory. For more information, please contact Sr. Dorothy Lynch at

15 Please Pray For...all those serving in the military including: David Tapia, U.S. Army husband of Marie Tapia Major Ryan Boyle brother of Mark Boyle Sgt. David Phillips brother of Rebecca Casiple U.S. Army Captain Eric L. Tharp husband of Elizabeth Tharp Lance Cpl. Matthew Yonkman son of Brian & Cindy Yonkman, friend of the Tvrdik family Commander Robert O Donnell son of Robert & Agnes O Donnell Staff Sgt. Bryan Pickens, U.S. Army Airborne Ranger 1-75th Ranger Battalion RGR REGT son of Rob & Bernadette Pickens, brother of Robert & Gabriel Sgt. Connor Murray, USAF friend of the Lawless and McCormick families Lt. Christopher Ocasio, U.S. Army friend of the Berger Family U.S. Navy David Michael DiSanto grandnephew of Sr. Mary Ricardo DiSanto, CSJ Staff Sgt. Rhonda Russell, USAF daughter of Deidre & John Russell and granddaughter of Mary F. Russell Sgt. Steven Sanders, USMC grandnephew of Marie & Genevieve Franciscus U.S. Navy James Lynch & Christopher Cugier, Air Force cousin and nephew of Sr. Helen Sullivan Ensign Jonathan Devitt Brown nephew to the Devitt Family LCPL Gregory Allen, USMC nephew of Barbara Triggs & Anthony Anscombe Petty Officer 3rd Class ISP, Alex Anderson, U.S. Navy niece of Dan & Erin Cooke Kevin Peterson, U.S. Army Infantry, Major Marcos Melendez, USMC and Major Michelle Melendez, USMC son, nephew and niece of Jon Peterson Capt. Ed O Connell, USMC nephew of Tim & Nancy O Connell Lance Cpl. Nolan Kemna, USMC nephew of John & Linda Hill Lt. Col. William Kelly brother of Jim Kelly Capt. Maura Hoffman & Capt. Christopher Hoffman niece and nephew of Margie & Steve Hull and cousins of Kate, Janie & Caroline Hull Sgt. Keith Brogdon dear friend of Mary Ellen Fitzhugh Phil Lukanich, U.S. Navy husband of Joanna, son of Mark & Martie Lukanich PFC Phillip G. Carr friend of Laurel & Ken Karlo 1st Lt. Greg Pavich, USMC cousin of Jessica Miller Master Sgt. Andrew Lang son of Marge & Ray Lang Commander James Donahue, U.S. Navy brother in law of Shannon & Tim Gannon Col. Joe Barker, U.S. Army husband of Rita and Father of Brian, Maureen, Martha & Keara Airman Ryan A. Ehlers, USAF, Okinawa, Japan Nephew of Dawn Zimmermann Scott Conway, U.S. Navy nephew of Robert Dunne & Mark Conway Please inform us of others serving in the military...and let us know when friends and loved ones return from deployment overseas. the

16 LITURGICAL MINISTERS SCHEDULE DECEMBER 14-15, 2013 Mass Time Presider Lectors/ Commentators Ministers of Communion Altar Servers Cantors Greeters 5:00 PM Fr. Hoffman Children s Liturgy M. Roache C. O Connell M. Becker C. Cooke K. Armstrong H. Van Cura C. Witt T. Houston G. Campbell N. Madell SF Choristers M. Becker 7:30 AM Fr. Hoffman S. Kent P. Olson T. Marthaler V. Bracht M. A. Kelly J. Morsch L. Bruni J. Weller M. McVady K. DeVries J. Morsch T. Morsch 9:00 AM Fr. Bacchi B. Olson A. Cogelja R. O Hara D. Carlson J. Cogelja P. Ferrano C. Froemel E. Froemel N. Kalkowski L. Krepps C. Zadeik M. Lukanich J. McLaughlin B. McMahon S. Carr E. O Hara C. O Hea B. Mayo Gallery Choir D. Sherman R. Sherman 10:30 AM Fr. Muccino M. Reilly C. Wilson S. Zlatic M. Joscelyn S. Lambright D. Lastres K. Parisi K. A. Pucci M. Ritchie A. Saladino P. Saladino B. Schaffer D. Schaffer L. Weyrauch K. Witowski A. Pinta K. Kent H. Feichtinger J. Pfluger Celebration Choir M. Joscelyn 12:00 PM Fr. Killeen M. Kisla C. Cicciarelli J. Word L. Donegan B. Edelmann K. Johnson M. Jordan N. Kampe M. Morkin M. Moynihan J. Gatsos S. Herndon J. Svehla 6:00 PM Fr. Killeen Quest Teen Quest Teens Spirit Choir READINGS FOR THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 8, 2013 Sunday: Is 11:1 10/Rom 15:4 9/Mt 3:1 12 Monday: Gn 3:9 15, 20/Eph 1:3 6, 11 12/Lk 1:26 38 Tuesday: Is 40:1 11/Mt 18:12 14 Wednesday: Is 40:25 31/Mt 11:28 30 Thursday: Zec 2:14 17 or Rv 11:19a; 12:1 6a, 10ab/Jdt 13:18bc, 19/Lk 1:26 38 or Lk 1:39 47 Friday: Is 48:17 19/Mt 11:16 19 Saturday: Sir 48:1 4, 9 11/Mt 17:9a, Next Sunday: Is 35:1 6a, 10/Jas 5:7 10/Mt 11:2 11

17 Pastoral Ministry Pastor Rev. John R. Hoffman Associate Pastors Rev. Robert Bacchi Rev. William Killeen Deacon Mr. Andrew Allison Director of Pastoral Ministries Dr. Kate DeVries Weekend Sacramental Ministers Rev. James O Connor Rev. Keith Muccino, S.J. Lay Ministers Mrs. Margaret Branecki Mr. Robert O Malley Education Ministry Day School Principal Ms. Debra Rodde Assistant Principal Mrs. Donielle Jarzen Day School Secretaries Mrs. Peggy Evans (Main Campus) Mrs. Mary Hoffman (Main Campus) Mrs. Kathie Kinahan (East Campus) Tuition Accounts Mrs. Clara Jurivich Rel Ed Coordinator/Sacrament Prep Ms. Terri Simeoni Religious Education Office Staff Mrs. Cindy Johnson Mrs. Lucile Nichol Youth Ministry Director Ms. Emily Brabham Music Ministry Directors Mr. Allen Sterwalt Mr. Jeremy Michor (Spirit Choir) Mrs. Micki Doherty (Spirit Choir) Associate Musicians Mrs. Ann Maney Mr. Bob Voves Parish Office Staff Business Manager Mrs. Clara Jurivich Parish Accountant Mrs. Jane Bandyk Pastor s Secretary Mrs. Maureen Pipal Parish Secretary Mrs. Melissa Westerhoff Staff Secretary Ms. Debra Soulje Food Pantry Coordinator Mrs. Mary Freeman CONTACT INFORMATION Parish Office 124 N. Spring St. Francis Xavier Day School School of Religious Education S.P.R.E.D. (Special Religious Education) Fax Number e Parish Web Site... lg.org LITURGY SCHEDULE Monday through Friday...7:45 and 9:00 a.m. Saturday...9:00 a.m. Sabbath Liturgy Saturday 5:00 p.m. Sunday 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 a.m.,12:00 Noon and 6:00 p.m. Holy Days of Obligation as scheduled in bulletin. SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION Saturday morning....after 9:00 a.m. Mass Saturday afternoon :15 4:45 p.m. The Reconciliation room is located off the walkway behind the tabernacle prayer area. INFANT BAPTISMS Please call the Parish Office for scheduled 1:30 p.m. Sunday Baptismal dates. Baptism Preparation Classes: 4th Thursday of every month at 7:30 p.m. We encourage participation in this program before the baby s birth or adoption. MARRIAGE Please call the rectory office at the time of your engagement to schedule your wedding. We ask that you are a registered parishioner for 6 months before requesting your wedding date. Saturday wedding times are 1:00, 3:00 and 6:30 p.m. Rehearsals are usually scheduled on Friday evening. Some Fridays and Sundays are also available, but these days and times are limited. We do not schedule weddings during Lent. We are glad to review possible dates with the bride or groom. Please schedule the church before you sign a contract with a banquet facility. FOOD PANTRY The St. Francis Food Pantry is open every Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. The pantry serves clients who live in the and zip codes. Contact Mary Freeman at or if you would like more information. HOME OR HOSPITAL VISITATION & COMMUNION CALLS If you would like a priest or Minister of Care to visit, please contact the Parish Office directly. In the case of hospitalization, specifically request that the hospital contact the parish. Hospitals do not routinely inform churches of admissions due to Privacy Laws. PARISH COUNSELOR All counseling services are confidential, respectful, understanding, and take place in a safe environment. Counseling and psychotherapy services are available for individuals, couples, and families experiencing difficulty with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship conflicts, work stress or job loss problems, or feelings of being overwhelmed. For further information or to make an appointment, call our parish counselor, Karen Held, , ext. 31 at the Claret Center. BULLETIN DEADLINE The deadline for submitting all bulletin articles is 9:00 a.m. on the Monday preceding the Sunday of publication. If a holiday falls on a Monday, articles are due by 12:00 Noon on the previous Thursday. All articles must be ed to

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