On Our Journey of Grace: Together We Can Make a Difference

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1 SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER PARISH 5th Sunday of Easter May 18, 2014 On Our Journey of Grace: Together We Can Make a Difference OUR PARISH MISSION We, the community of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Parish, wholeheartedly live and celebrate the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We commit ourselves to live in communion with God, others and all of creation to create a more just world through sacraments and worship, learning and service.

2 MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK Monday, May 19 7:45 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Edna Barry Terry Cavanaugh Art Pliszka The Barry Family The Cavanaugh Family Pam Oplawski Tuesday, May 20 Saint Bernadine of Siena, Priest 7:45 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Ann & Raymond Hassler Sally Murphy Patricia & Raymond Hassler The Blyth Family Wednesday, May 21 Saint Christopher Magallanes, Priest and Companions, Martyrs 7:45 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Bob Marshall Bob Butler George & Mary Lou Braasch The Wojcik Family Thursday, May 22 Saint Rita of Cascia, Religious 7:45 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Eloisa Arroyo Bob Marshall The Johnson Family Bernie & Sue Martin Friday, May 23 7:45 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Herbert & Mary Schrack Patricia DePaola The Schrack Family Rocelia Mernin Saturday, May 24 9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:15 4:45 p.m. Adel & Stanley Burnicks Sacrament of Reconciliation Wedding Jessica Vodziak & Patrick Jeter Sacrament of Reconciliation Janet Mose Fr. Bacchi Fr. Killeen Doug Adams Richard Brown Raffaela Cantone Blake Donegan Bill Elliott Kevin Feldott Margaret Foster Ellen Frantzen Cardinal Francis George Liza Gabrek Lilli Gregory Wilson Gregory Genny Hanna Betty Hartley Raymond Hassler Cherie Hunter Jane Jacobson Mike Kelly PLEASE PRAY FOR Benny Kilman Shirley Kollenberg Jack Kunkle Kylie Malloy Rita McCambridge Greg McElvogue Patrick Morgan Ryker Mullinax Dolores Nauheimer Ligaya Rezek Maureen Scanlon Ashley Schweinfurth Rosemary Sherman Robin Short Jeanne Turek Kaden White Mary Sue Wielgus 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. BORN INTO ETERNAL LIFE Please remember in your prayers, those who have died, as well as their families: John Siena Brother of Serio Siena William Kurtz Father of Elaine, Elizabeth & David Elaine Hersey Aunt of Jim Roche WEDDINGS Jessica Vodziak & Patrick Jeter Leigh Edwards & Andrew VanThyne Nicole Pach & Kenneth Smith Colleen Slattery & Christopher Enger

3 PASTOR S NOTES In the Gospels, Jesus often refers to himself, saying, I am... A scripture scholar wrote that this statement is in line with the statement that Moses heard from God when he asked who God is. I am who Am, but that Jesus use of the phrase always referred to life, resurrection, hope and love, rather than suffering, anger, judgment or punishment. I am the bread of life I am the resurrection...i am the living bread I am the way and the truth and the life. As far beyond human understanding as God is for all of us, so also is the unconditional love God has for all. As immeasurable and incomprehensible as the suffering of Jesus is so also is the love that moved him to experience this total self giving. The best of our spiritual tradition calls us to strive to love completely, as we ourselves have been loved. I see this deeply embodied in families with all the challenges and all the manifestations of it, particularly with parents and spouses. I see it symbolized and realized in ministries and activities of parish life with many embracing the opportunity to be a source of life and love, of hope and faith to others. Because we are human, we will never be perfect at it but because we have been given the gift of life and embraced with God s unconditional love, we are able to continually strive to be light and life, hope and love. This is something that we are not only invited to do, but it is what God depends on us to do. This weekend some members of the Capital Campaign committees will speak at all the masses to give us a thumbnail sketch of the status of our campaign. While I am experiencing some anxiousness about it (I tend to be anxious about things in general), I am told we are doing well and are where we should be. I DO know that many of you have stepped forward and have made pledges that reflect genuine sacrifices you will accept over the next five years for the good of your parish and the benefit of the students of St. Agatha and the parishioners of Ascension St. Susanna. God bless all of you, who have been able and willing to do this, with your treasure, your time and your talent. God bless all of you who are in the process of discerning what the sacrifice is that you will be able to make over the next five years. In the mean time, I ll keep drinking Chamomile tea before bed! Here s a shout out to all of you folks over at Bethlehem Woods, our fellow parishioners. We are with you in spirit and welcome you with open arms when and if you are able to come over this way for liturgy. Thanks for your welcome and hospitality last week as we came over to speak about the Capital Campaign and to say hello. This weekend will be the concluding liturgy for our friends in the SPRED program and for all the catechists. They will be celebrating especially at the Noon mass. Thank you for your witness to the Gospel and your reminding us of God s presence in our lives in special ways. Some of you will remember Fr. Phil Cyscon and Fr. Larry Lisowski. They will be celebrating their ordination anniversary on Monday of this week. Two of the finest priests in this local church. Did you hear the exchange between Billy and his teacher? Teacher: Billy, why do you always get so dirty? Billy: Well, I m a lot closer to the ground than you are. SCRIPTURE REFLECTION We all know the song. We can probably sing it without the Gather Book opened. It s the song that sends us forth from our Eucharistic Celebration with renewed and refreshed spirits The people in darkness, have seen a great light. The Lord of our longing has conquered the night. Let us build the City of God. May our tears be turned into dancing! For the Lord, our light and our love, has turned the night into day! Building the City of God is what being Church is all about. The Church is a project that is never finished. We are constantly building the Church. Today s first reading from Acts recounts one of the earliest decisions of the community of Christians. The community is growing rapidly, and yet it is failing to fulfill an aspect of its mission, the feeding of its own, and the neglected pointed this out. Because the Apostles couldn t do everything, seven people were chosen to concentrate on the ministry of service. Through them, many more came to embrace the Gospel. The second reading from Peter reminds us of the dignity that is ours as the community of the baptized, and encourages us to claim that dignity. You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of his own, so that you may announce the praises of him who called your out of darkness into his wonderful light. As we claim the dignity that is ours through baptism, we find ourselves building the City of God. We find ourselves chosen and sent forth. The Church is always missionary and always expanding. The Church continues to require new ministries to accommodate new needs, new language groups, new cultures. The Church is all of us recognizing that if we believe the words of Jesus: whoever believes in me will do the works that I do and will do greater ones that these then we will find ourselves in relationship with him. The relationship that is ours with Jesus gives us the courage and the strength that is needed to continue making Church happen with each other and for each other. Look around. We ARE building the Church. WE ARE building the City of God, for The Lord of all kindness has called us to be, a light for his people to set their hearts free.

4 TEEN VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Teens, do you need Community Service hours? Or would you simply like to be of service to your Parish? We are looking for a few volunteers to help with the scraping and painting of the garbage enclosure and the St. Vincent de Paul boxes. If you are willing and able to help please contact Business Manager, Clara Jurivich or USHERS NEEDED Ushers are needed for the 12:00 pm Mass each Sunday. This ministry is very rewarding. It is a great way for individuals to meet and interact with members of our St. Francis Xavier family. Usher responsibilities include greeting and seating parishioners as they enter the church, handling collections, directing parishioners for Communion and handing out the Bulletin as parishioners are departing after mass has completed. If you are interested in joining this ministry, please contact Joseph Discipio at or at HABITAT ~ HELP WANTED We have a team leaving on Saturday, July 12 for a week in Clarksdale, Mississippi. This team is in need of a cook for the week. Good News if you are interested, you will be working in air conditioning all week! You'll be cooking for a team of approximately 20 very appreciative volunteers. If you would like to know more about what's involved, please contact Bill Stauffer, or FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION We have many requests come to St. Francis for assistance. Below are some organizations that are in need as you consider making charitable donations, or consider volunteering your time: Solidarity Bridge Rooted in the Catholic tradition, Solidarity Bridge welcomes people of all faiths and traditions who wish to serve those living in poverty through urgent medical care and Fair Trade partnerships. In our service to those living in poverty, we advocate for justice and solidarity between North and South America Florence Avenue Evanston, IL Fisher House The Fisher House Foundation builds homes, including the one at Hines Hospital, for veterans and members of the military and their families to stay free of charge while they or their loved on is getting treatment at Hines. Friends of Fisher House Illinois is dedicated to the ongoing financial, volunteer and emotional support of the Hines Fisher House South 5 th Avenue Hines, IL Little Sisters of the Poor By our vow of hospitality we promise God to consecrate ourselves exclusively to the service of the elderly poor. We welcome them into our homes, form one family with them, accompany them from day to day and care for them with love and respect until God calls them home. St. Mary s Home 2325 North Lakewood Avenue Chicago, IL GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS The Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass will be held on Sunday, September 14 at 2:45 p.m. at Holy Name Cathedral, 735 North State Street in Chicago. Couples married in 1964 interested in attending this celebration should contact their parish to register. For further information, please call the Family Ministries Office at or visit the website at

5 RETIRED MEN S GROUP Annual Luncheon Edgewood Valley Country Club 7500 South Willow Springs Road Wednesday, May 21 Lunch at 12:15 PM Bar at 11:30 AM Reservations and $30 payment are due by Monday, May 19 to the Rectory Office. 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! ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL 2014 Typically at this time of year we are invited to participate in the Cardinal s Annual Catholic Appeal, either through a direct mail solicitation or through an invitation from Father John at a Sunday Mass. Please know that St. Francis Xavier is exempt from participating in the Annual Catholic Appeal in 2014 as we are undertaking our own Capital Campaign. You will be hearing a lot more about the Capital Campaign in the weeks to come. In addition to exciting projects and enhancements at our own Parish, this Campaign will include a component of outreach to St. Agatha and Ascension St. Susanna, two parishes which are amongst the many that benefit from the Annual Catholic Appeal each year. Your Parish Finances Sunday Collection, May 11 $ 25,935 This week last year $ 26,087 Total Collection: Year-to-date $ 1,577,693 Previous year-to-date $ 1,574,833 Needed for Budget: Year-to-date $ 1,610,664 Collections are now running slightly ahead of last year, but are still almost $33,000 behind budget in a fiscal year where heating and plowing expenses are in excess of budget and where we have added the new youth minister position, in keeping with the Prophetic Plan. Please help with this shortfall if you are able to do so. Many thanks for your ongoing support! TAX-ADVANTAGED WAY TO SUPPORT THE PARISH Have you considered making a donation of appreciated common stock? Gifts of appreciated securities provide an immediate income tax deduction in the amount of the value of the stock and are not subject to capital gains tax. For more details, please call Clara Jurivich at the rectory office This article is not intended to provide legal or tax advice. Please consult your professional advisors before taking action. Of course, if you wish to respond to the direct mail solicitation for the Annual Catholic Appeal, please do so. Please know, however, that locally we will not be asking you to support the Annual Catholic Appeal in 2014.

6 St. Francis Xavier School 2013 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence School Scoop Monday, May 19 Student Council Meeting at 3:15 PM FSA Board meeting at 6:30 PM Tuesday, May 20 Pizza Lunch Last Chess Club Meeting Wednesday, May 21 2:00 PM Dismissal Thursday, May 22 Grade 1 Field Trip Friday, May 23 Kindergarten Field Trip Grade 5 Field Trip GCG Orders Due Monday, May 26 Memorial Day No School LOOKING FOR ST. FRANCIS XAVIER DAY SCHOOL ALUMS Are you a graduate of St. Francis Xavier Day School? We are trying to create a database of all graduates. Please e mail the following information to Jennifer Courier, at or call her at : Name Year of Graduation from SFX Mailing Address E mail Address Telephone Number We would also appreciate knowing if your children subsequently attended or are attending SFX. In addition, we would like to know of any alumni who may have passed away. Finally, if you have an interest in helping to organize alumni activities, please let us know that as well. KAIROS Registration for Kairos 17 is OPEN! Registration information is available in the rectory and on the parish website. The retreat will be filled on a first come, first served basis, so please do not delay in turning in your registration! This is a joint youth ministry opportunity with St. Francis Xavier, St. John of the Cross, and St. Cletus Parishes. Our parishes come together to support this peer ministry in action. This experience is open to all soon to be juniors, seniors, and graduating seniors. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Brabham at x304 or 6PM MASS 6PM Mass resumes! 6pm Mass is continuing through May, June, and August this year. As a parish, we are trying out an extended schedule. We will break for July. We hope you will continue to join us throughout the summer. If you are traveling and uncertain about where and when Mass is offered, check out One of the most exciting experiences on a family vacation can be participating in Mass in a different place. BACK DOOR THEATER If you are entering the 6 th through 10 th Grade in the Fall of 2014, and looking for a creative summer experience in theater and stage production, The Back Door Theatre is looking for you! The Back Door Theater is a co operative drama ministry of Grace Lutheran and St Francis Xavier Churches that can offer teens and pre teens a casual opportunity to explore the theater arts either as a beginner or to further an existing dramatic interest. Entering its fifteenth season this summer, this drama ministry uses the theater arts of acting, voice, dance, instrumental performance, set design and back stage production to explore traditional Biblical stories and characters through a fun, contemporary, original play and we have a blast doing it! Workshop Dates: Monday & Wednesday evenings June 9 July 9 6:00 9:00 pm Every evening July Two Performances on: July 18~4:00 and 7:30 pm We are also looking for Teen Assistants (Grades 11 and 12) and/or Adults who think they would like to contribute in some way. For questions or further information please call Becky Hayes at or at Registration packets are available at the back of church and at the rectory.

7 CATHOLIC WOMEN S CLUB NEWS 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 ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY The St. Vincent de Paul Society s meeting take place on the first Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Rectory Courtyard Room. DOMESTIC ABUSE BRINGING CHILDREN TO CHURCH Few things are more important than bringing children to church for our Eucharistic celebration. God bless all of you who do this. It is the best way for them to learn and experience our gathering as a community, our prayer of thanksgiving and our being sent to do God s work in the world. It certainly brings joy to my life when you bring your children with you. Of course, I understand if you have to take your child out into the vestibule for any reason. Sometimes they get anxious and just need to get up and move around and that s just fine. The Eucharist is a profoundly sophisticated ritual which takes time and patience to assimilate and integrate into our lives. Look at how it has deepened over time in our own lives as adults! The fact that you parents are able to get everybody up and moving in the same direction at the same time astounds me and I am sure that it pleases God! Keep coming back! Fr. John St. Francis Xavier is committed to serving the needs of the abused in our parish and beyond. We have recently formed a domestic violence outreach ministry at SFX. For more information on our efforts, please call: DID YOU KNOW? In the United States, one in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women in the U.S. between the ages of 15 and 44 more than car accidents, rapes, and muggings combined. Boys who witness domestic violence are twice as likely to abuse their own partners and children as adults. SIGNS OF ABUSE: Is your partner... Controlling you? Isolating you from people/activities? Blaming you for his/her problems? Making all the important decisions? Humiliating you? Threatening or using violence? Making you feel as if you are crazy? Expecting you to do as you re told? Abusive to children/past partners? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone. 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: ARE YOU REGISTERED AS PARISHIONERS? DO WE HAVE A RECORD OF YOUR CHILDREN? We invite all to register as parishioners. If you are not receiving periodic mailings from the parish, you are not in our database. A registration form can be picked up at the back of the Church or printed out from our website, lg.org. To help with our planning, we also ask that you let us know about your children, so that they can also be included in the database. Sometimes children are baptized elsewhere or families move into the parish after their children have been baptized. Consequently, we don t know about them until it is time to register for the Day School or for Religious Education. Again, the registration form available at the back of the Church or on the website can be used for this purpose. Thank you for helping us keep our information as up todate as possible!

8 We Gather in Faith...We Give with Love Capital Campaign Giving From Our Hearts Outreach Helping Ascension St. Susanna Parish Harvey This week we continue to focus on the Giving From Our Hearts/Outreach portion of the Capital Campaign. We began the implementation of our five year Parish Prophetic Plan in the Spring of The Plan reestablished our commitment to "respond to basic human needs within our parish and beyond." Our participation in the "To Teach Who Christ Is" campaign that is being conducted at every parish in the Archdiocese of Chicago presents an opportunity to deliver on that commitment. At our request that our parishioners know exactly where funds raised in this effort are used, Cardinal George has agreed that we will allocate funds raised to our sharing parish, St. Agatha's, as discussed in last weeks bulletin and a maximum of $159,000 will be directed to Ascension St. Susanna's Parish in Harvey for its capital projects, specifically to tuck point, repair and preserve the century old historic church. The beautiful building serves as a peaceful sanctuary in an impoverished, crime ridden but determined South Suburban Neighborhood. Through leadership provided by Pastor, Fr. Thadeo Mgimba and Fr. Jim Flynn, and despite very limited resources, the dedicated parishioners manage to support a number of organizations within the parish including a youth and adult choir, a bible study group and a food pantry that provides meals to over 250 people a month.

9 We Gather in Faith...We Give with Love Capital Campaign HONORARY CHAIRS Mollie and John Carroll Carol and Dave Grimes Mary Ellen Penicook STEERING COMMITTE Father John Hoffman Clara Jurivich Mike Bruni Co Chair Kathi Mungo Co Chair Kate and Mark Boyle Jamie and Tom Cushing Caroline and Mark Dillon Anne and Rob Metzger Chris and Mike Morkin Jacquelyn and Tom Morsch Pat and Bob Roach CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE Kim and Don Abbs Diane and Bill Asleson Jacqui Buckler Renee and Jason Carver Elizabeth and Chris Cooley Pam and Bill Devitt Maureen and Dan Donahue Cathy and Jeff Grimes Barb Kalnes Maryanne Kelly Megan and Tom Kostal Betsy and Bill McManaman Mark Rotert Ann and Paul Saladino Amy and Jim Schaeffer Ann and Tom Serafin Meg and Tim Shanley Many thanks to members of the Capital Campaign Committees and the many volunteers who have helped with the home delivery of informational packets about the Capital Campaign. If you have not received or picked up your packet already, please watch for it in the next few weeks or so. If you have misplaced your packet, extras are available in the rectory. Please review the packet and familiarize yourself with the projects to be undertaken in our Capital Campaign. Please feel free to contact Father John or any member of the Leadership Team if you have any questions or ideas to share. Thanks for supporting the Campaign! Finally, please consider making an investment in the Campaign to help us reach our financial goal of $3,475,000. Each pledge and contribution to the We Gather in Faith We Give with Love 125 th Anniversary Capital Campaign brings us one step closer to making these exciting projects a reality. Letters of Intent can be dropped in the collection basket, dropped at the rectory or mailed. Thank you!

10 GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP Those who are suffering the loss of a loved one are cordially invited to join a Grief Support Group, Thursday evenings, May 22 June 26, from 6:00 7:15 pm, in the SFX rectory. We will address such topics as: crazy is normal ; understanding what grief is and how it affects us; strategies for surviving grief and stress; dealing with feelings; naming and embracing where you are along the journey; and remembering and celebrating our loved ones who have moved beyond our reach. The group will be led by Kate DeVries, Director of Pastoral Ministries, and Karen Held, Parish Counselor. For additional details and to register, please contact the Rectory Office at RESPECT LIFE There is an abortion facility which is called the ACU Health Center located at 736 North York Road, just south of Ogden Avenue in Hinsdale. A group of committed volunteers (grandmas, grandpas, men, women, college age and high school students) gather outside the ACU clinic early each Saturday morning, as well as on other days and at other times, to pray for the women, men, babies, clinic workers and doctors. They also offer counsel, asking women and men to choose life for their unborn children. Frequently, lives are saved. Please pray for all those impacted by abortion, especially the babies. Also, consider joining the volunteer group which works to save lives at the Hinsdale abortion facility. Come for an hour, once a week, once a month or just once to see what it s all about. Please contact Lynn Benz at for more information. INTERFAITH CAREER NETWORK CAREER TRANSITION WORKSHOP Please join us this Tuesday, May 20 from 7:00 9:00 pm for Week 3 of this supportive 5 week workshop. This week Dennis Hamilton will help you craft that all important Elevator Speech. Time will be allowed to practice your personal statement with fellow attendees. This workshop is important for the employed and under employed as well as the unemployed. Come for one or all of the consecutive Tuesday sessions and gain new skills that can help you land a new position. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge to attend. We look forward to welcoming you at First Presbyterian Church of LaGrange, 150 South Ashland Avenue. Please enter the church on Catherine Avenue. For further information please, contact Susan Sedler at CATHOLIC CEMETERIES Please remember your deceased loved ones by attending one of the Catholic Cemeteries Field Masses being held throughout Cook and Lake Counties on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26 in 37 Catholic Cemeteries. For more information, please call or visit for a list of masses near you. CRISIS PREGNANCY RESOURCES If someone you know is facing an unexpected pregnancy and struggling with the decision to bring a new life into the world, let them know of the many nearby resources for information, counseling, and support that are available for both women and men: The Courage Program 9711 S. Kolin Ave. Oak Lawn, IL CareNet Pregnancy Services of DuPage 515 Ogden Ave., Suite 200 Downers Grove, IL Women s Care Center of LaGrange 47 South 6th Avenue, Suite I LaGrange, IL Woman s Choice Services 123 W. St. Charles Rd., Suite 101 Lombard, IL Project Rachel Post abortion healing ministry for women and men Hotline number and referral services available toll free at: HOPE (4673)

11 From Boston s Cardinal O Malley s homily at Mass on the border of U.S. and Mexico The hard work and sacrifices of so many immigrant peoples is the secret of the success of this country. Last year about 25,000 children, mostly from Central America arrived in the US, unaccompanied by an adult. Tens of thousands of families are separated in the midst of migration patterns. More than 10 million undocumented immigrants are exposed to exploitation and lack access to basic human services, and are living in constant fear. They contribute to our economy by their hard work, often by contributing billions of dollars each year to the social security fund and to Medicare programs that will never benefit them. The author of Hebrews urges us to practice hospitality, for through it some have unknowingly entertained angels. He urges us to be mindful of prisoners as if sharing their imprisonment. We have presently over 30,000 detainees, most of whom have no criminal connections. The cost of these detentions is about $2 billion a year. We find in those prisoners, neighbors, and fellow human beings who are separated from their families and communities. At Lampedusa Pope Francis warned of the globalization of indifference. Pope Francis, speaking at the borders of Europe, not a desert, but a sea, said: We have lost a sense of responsibility for our brothers and sisters. We have fallen into the hypocrisy of the Priest and Levite whom Jesus described in the parable of the Good Samaritan: we see our brother half dead on the side of the road and perhaps we say to ourselves: Poor soul and then go our way. It is not our responsibility, and with that we feel reassured, assuaged. The culture of comfort, which makes us think only of ourselves, makes us insensitive to the cries of other people living in a soap bubble, indifference to others. (burbujas, pompas de jabón). Our country has been the beneficiary of so many immigrant groups that had the courage and the fortitude to come to America. They came fleeing horrific conditions and harboring a dream of a better life for the children. They were some of the most industrious, ambitious and enterprising citizens of their own countries and brought enormous energy and good will to their new homeland. Their hard work and sacrifices have made this country great. But America at its best is not the bigotry and xenophobia of the no nothings, but the generous welcome of the Statue of Liberty. The St. Francis Xavier Peace and Justice Committee will meet on Wednesday, June 4 at 7:30 PM in the rectory. Any questions please contact Maureen Lang St. Francis Parishioner Contact Changes Help us keep our records current! With any information changes. Last Name First Name Address Phone Number Home Mr. Cell Mrs. Cell E mail Address Family Mr. Mrs. (If you have any changes, please fill out the above information and return the form to the Rectory Office. Thank you for you help!)

12 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 Cpl. Nolan Kemna, USMC nephew of John & Linda Hill 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 Airman Ryan A. Ehlers, USAF 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

13 LITURGICAL MINISTERS SCHEDULE MAY 24-25, 2014 Mass Time Presider Lectors/ Commentators Ministers of Communion Altar Servers Cantors Greeters 5:00 PM Fr. Hoffman G. Devitt R. Carroll M. Roache K. Corrigan M. Danielson S. Devitt M. Milligan K. Kanzer F. Napleton J. Haggerty M. Walsh K. Kelly S. Devitt P. Devitt 7:30 AM Fr. Hoffman T. Marthaler S. Zavala P. McKenna V. Bracht S. Augustyn M.A. Blyth J. DelGiudice M. Tully J. Hamilton K. DeVries J. Anderson 9:00 AM Fr. Bacchi P. Zadeik M. Washburn A. Stowe D. Nighswander E. Olsen B. Olson P. O Malley G. Prendergast D. Sherman J. Sosnowski T. Urchell M. Lukanich B. McMahon J. McLaughlin J. Androwich G. Prendergast C. McNicholas J. Spearman J. Burson 10:30 AM Fr. Hoffman T. Hill J. Nowak R. Egan B. Boyd A. Clark J. Clark N. Cummings M.P. Flaherty B. Schaffer D. Schaffer L. Weyrauch K. Witowski M. Serafin J. Garreau M. Devine J. Walls J. Weller L. DiGianfilippo K. Titzer 12:00 PM Fr. Killeen L. Dillon M. Kisla T. Downey L. Donegan B. Edelmann K. Johnson N. Kampe M.K. Pasin M. O Connell A. Severino O. Filbin B. Foley O. Lozano 6:00 PM TBA Quest Teen Quest Teens Spirit Choir READINGS FOR THE WEEK OF MAY 18, 2014 Sunday: Acts 6:1 7/1 Pt 2:4 9/Jn 14:1 12 Monday: Acts 14:5 18/Jn 14:21 26 Tuesday: Acts 14:19 28/Jn 14:27 31a Wednesday: Acts 15:1 6/Jn 15:1 8 Thursday: Acts 15:7 21/Jn 15:9 11 Friday: Acts 15:22 31/Jn 15:12 17 Saturday: Acts 16:1 10/Jn 15:18 21 Next Sunday: Acts 8:5 8, 14 17/1 Pt 3:15 18/Jn 14:15 21

14 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/Sacramental 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...www.sfx 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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