St. Margaret Mary Parish November 2, 2014

St. Margaret Mary Parish
November 2, 2014
All Soul’s Day
1450 Green Trails Dr.
Masses:
630-369-0777
5:00 pm
We remember those from our parish community who
have been buried from here in the past year.
9:00 am
12:15 pm
Eternal Rest Grant Unto Them Oh Lord, and May
Perpetual Light Shine Upon Them.
Saturday:
Sunday:
7:30 am
10:45 am
Naperville, IL 60540
Weekdays Monday-Saturday 8:15 am
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Parish Office:
369-0777
Fax:
369-1493
Religious Ed. Office:
369-0833
All Saints Catholic
Academy:
1155 Aurora Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540
961-6125 or
www.ascacademy.org
New Parishioners:
Anyone who welcomes you, welcomes me;
and those who welcome me welcome the
one who sent me.: (Mt 10:40)
St. Margaret Mary Parish wishes to welcome
everyone to our community as Jesus would.
For information, please call the parish office.
Bernice Benson
Catherine Mathey
Susan Bigenwald
John McCabe
Gerard Daly
James McCormack
Helen Draghi
Artagnan Neri
Mary Ferri
Carol O'Neill
Kevin Grissinger
Marilyn Osowski
Raymond Hoagland
Eben Palmquist
Audrey Iversen
Dolores Rizza
William Kolenda
Jim Shields
Mary Louise Kruse
Anna Tatarynowicz
Joseph LaPalio
Judith Torres
Anastasia Lehne
Barbara Vargyas
Mildred Lichner
Elmer Widd
Vincent Mangiameli
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Confessions every Saturday from 3:30 to
4:30 PM or anytime by request.
Sacrament of Baptism:
2nd and 3rd Sundays of the month following
the 12:15 Mass. Please call Parish Office to
make arrangements for Baptism and required
Preparation Meeting.
Sacrament of Marriage:
Six months preparation required. Parish
music policies, which reflect Diocesan
guidelines, are to be followed.
Faith for the Journey
Scripture Readings for the Week
Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:
Phil 2:1-4; Lk 14:12-14
Phil 2:5-11; Lk 14:15-24
Phil 2:12-18; Lk 14:25-33
Phil 3:3-8a; Lk 15:1-10
Phil 3:17 — 4:1; Lk 16:1-8
Phil 4:10-19; Lk 16:9-15
Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12; 1 Cor 3:9c-11, 16-17; Jn 2:13-22
St. Margaret Mary Parish Mental
Health and Wellness Ministry
Enrichment
SMMP would like to introduce a new lay ministry, the Mental
Health and Wellness Ministry. Our goal is to help decrease
stigma and increase support, education and hope to those who
are suffering, those who are in recovery and those who love
others who are on a journey of recovery from mental health
issues. Our mission is to walk side by side. The journey of
recovery is one we all walk together.
Please join us in helping extend the open heart of this parish
community to all who are touched by mental health issues.
Whether you are someone who is on his or her own journey,
support others that deal with mental health issues or simply are
called to serve, we welcome you. While this is a lay ministry, any
professionals that are interested in joining us are much
appreciated.
All Are Welcome?
Seeking to Love Without
Distinction
Speaker: Tom Cordaro
Wednesday, November 12
9:15 to 11:15 AM
In the COR Center
Watch for upcoming materials or programs sponsored by this
ministry.
If you are interested in learning more or in becoming a member of
this new lay ministry, please contact:
Jennifer Curtin at [email protected] or
Mary Oliphant at [email protected]
God’s Share
Like the sensible bridesmaids in today’s parable, good
stewards make sure that they, and whatever gifts are
theirs to share, are ready to serve when the Master calls.
Weekly Collection
10/19/2014
Weekly Mass
Offerings:
Year to Date 7/1/2014 to
Present
$17,007
$306,429
6,596
100,532
Totals:
23,603
406,961
Budget Goal:
25,294
411,537
Over/(Under) Goal:
(1691)
(4,576)
Automated Giving:
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This presentation will explore what
it means to be a Catholic parish
where all are welcome and loved
unconditionally regardless of race,
class, national origin, lifestyle or
moral choices. More specifically it
will address the call and challenge
of welcoming and loving members
of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and
transgender community and
divorced and remarried Catholics.
Tom will share his personal struggle
to respond to the prompting of the
Holy Spirit while being faithful to
the Church. It is not a presentation
of the doctrinal teaching of the
Church regarding marriage or
sexual orientation.
Veterans Day Prayer Service
“We Remember”
1914-2014
The St. Margaret Mary Military Ministry
Invites You to a
Veterans Day Prayer Service
Tuesday November 11
7:30 P.M.
Looking for a way to volunteer to help your Parish without leaving the
comfort of your own home? Look no further — we need a new Chair of
Church Linen Laundering that fits your schedule. Here’s what it involves:
Ten volunteers currently help out (MORE are always needed)
You will print schedules and labels on your computer four times a year. Prepaid postage envelopes are obtained from SMM church office for those who
don’t have email.
Keep your eye on the “used” bins in the sacristy to assure linens are picked up
regularly. This can be done when you attend Mass or any time during the week.
Washing, ironing and folding directions are available.
Former committee chair Joanne Fries retired after serving since June, 1993 and will be available for advice.
Clean altar linens not only look nice, but they are vital to Eucharistic preparation. Please help! Call the office
at 630.369.0777 for more information or to volunteer.
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Evening
Enrichment
Altar Server
Training Sessions
Enrichment
Come to the Stable:
Personal Journeys to the
Nativity
Speakers: Kathy Morrison,
Cabrina Attal, Peggy Nowicki
and Margie Reilley
Wednesday, December 10
Cultivating Stillness in
the Season of Advent
Speakers: Fr. Paul, Chris
Corbett, Patty Curran
Wednesday, November 19
7:30-9:00 pm
In the COR Center
9:15 to 11:15 AM
We are in need of Altar Servers who will
dedicate their time for the next year to
serving our parish community at the
weekend Masses. There are training
sessions planned for this important
ministry Saturday, November 8 and
Saturday, November 15 at 3:30 PM and
Sunday, November 9 at 5 PM. Training
will last approximately one hour. Please
call the parish office at 630.369.0777 to
register so we know how many people to
expect.
In the Upper Room
A Christmas celebration for all men
and women!
This morning affords us the
opportunity to come together to
relax, take a deep breath, and
delight in this season of the Lord.
We do this through praying,
listening, sharing, singing Christmas
hymns and enjoying delectable
snacks and hot beverages
Fee: $5.00
In a frenetic world of electronic
devices, instant messaging, constant
noise and motion, human beings
have a basic need for spiritual rest,
renewal, and reflection. This
presentation will describe the
necessity of the Advent Season for
those seeking to follow Christ.
Practical ways of cultivating
stillness for individuals and families
will be suggested.
Thanksgiving
Donations Needed
Once again we are asking for
donations of Thanksgiving Food
Certificates and turkeys to be
given to needy families. Food
Certificate donations may be
dropped in the collection basket
or brought to the parish office.
Turkeys may be brought to the
parish office.
Please drop donations
off by November 24
Reservations by
Friday, December 5
For further information, or to
donate a turkey or food
certificate, call Maureen
Guttosch, 630-347-8040 or
[email protected]
Call 630.369.0777
Childcare available
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Youth Ministry
together with
The Mental Health and Wellness Ministry
Sponsoring
Ending the Silence Program
Monday Nov. 24th @ 6:30—7:30 p.m.
*** FREE ***
It is NAMI’s (National Alliance on Mental Illness) belief that this generation of students is well-positioned to
eradicate the stigma associated with mental illness through education and advocacy. It is also our repeated
experience, over six years of “Ending the Silence” presentations to tens of thousands of students in over half of
DuPage County high schools and now junior high levels, that students are aware of mental illnesses among their
classmates, family and friends...they are concerned about how to react and how to be of help...and they react
positively to having open discussion and access to additional information.
• Delivered by a trained two-person team, one of whom is a young adult living in recovery with
a mental health condition.
• Includes presenter stories, educational slides, videos and discussion.
• Provides pre-teens and teens with resources and tools to help themselves, friends or family
members who may be experiencing symptoms of a mental health condition.
Simultaneous adult panel discussion—Materials will be sent to you ahead of time when you call the parish youth
ministry office and register. You will be able to preview the materials the youth will be learning. The panel will
consist of clinical counselors, pastoral staff, young adult who is in recovery and a parent who has journeyed with
their child. There will be a small presentation and will use most of the time for Q and A..
Any youth in
Junior High or Senior
High School
is encouraged to
attend, and we
welcome ANY
interested adult !
Youth presentation will be in the Upper Room
Adult Panel Presentation will be in the COR Center
RSVP to Dan Lawlor @ 369-0833 by Wed. Nov. 19th
(Materials will be emailed to you once you register)
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Join us Sunday November 9
for our end of year
Inter-Faith Music-Feast
5pm – 7:30pm,
St. Margaret Mary Parish Center
~ All faiths are warmly welcomed ~
In celebration of our year of community interfaith dialogues,
a year of breaking down the mysteries between us, and a
year of building our friendships, we invite you to our
2nd annual Interfaith MusicFeast.
Here are the details
1) RSVPs: to [email protected]
2) We need performers! If you can play or sing a song, or
recite a poem, or share a fable from your tradition, please let
Mimi know so you can be scheduled into the evening. We
will have a microphone available, as well as a laptop and
projector.
3) Children and Family? – Yes, Bring them ☺ We’d especially like to hear some of the great children’s choirs in the
area.
4) PotLuck: We ask all to bring a vegetarian dish to share,
along with your own warmers and serving utensils as needed. If your last name starts with A-I – bring an entrée; if your
last name starts with J-Q – bring a side dish; and if your last
name begins with R-Z – bring a dessert
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September
Club
Turkey Time!
Wednesday, November 5
2 pm
Quincy’s Restaurant
1112 E. Ogden Avenue
Naperville
A turkey dinner or menu
item of equal value will be
served. Dinner includes
turkey, dressing, potatoes,
soup or salad and ice
cream for dessert. Coffee,
tea or soft drink is included
Please call Dolores
Peterman by THIS
SUNDAY, Nov. 2 at
630.955.9581
to reserve your place
and mail her a check
payable to SMMP for
$12 to 3013 Oldham
Drive. Lisle, IL 60532
Stop by the
September Club
table after Mass
to learn more
about the
September Club!
All Seniors
Welcome!
An At Home Retreat
Have you ever been interested in attending a retreat, but could not get away for two days, or
even one? Have you ever wanted to “try” spiritual direction to see if it is for you? If that’s
the case, a directed at-home retreat may be just for you.
What is it?
A directed retreat is a time that God speaks personally to you through Scripture.
A trained spiritual guide meets with you daily to help discover God’s message for you.
When is it?
November 30-December 5. You will meet with your spiritual guide for one-half hour
each day at a time that is convenient to you (mornings, afternoon, evenings).
The parish Taize Service at 6:30 p.m. on November 30 begins this retreat.
Where is it?
St. Margaret Mary Parish, 1450 Green Trails Drive, Naperville
Why should I consider an at-home retreat?
Many people express some kind of need for guidance in prayer. Often the need is described
as a search for meaning in their lives, or a desire to deepen their personal relationship with God.
Few people have the opportunity to explore their faith journey in a one-to-one situation where the
focus is entirely on them and their relationship with God.
For some, the week is a rare opportunity to be affirmed in their natural way of prayer and also to
try different forms of prayer.
Fee: $75 (Inability to pay will not exclude you from the retreat.)
Who are the Spiritual Directors?
Mrs. Alice Dehm
Sr. Madelyn Gould
Mrs. Gail Krema
Mr. Al Gustafson
Sr. Jane Schlosser
Call Sr. Madelyn Gould, 369-0777, for information or to register.
Deadline for registration: Nov. 21
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Date
11/5/14
St. Joseph the Worker
We are a non-for- profit in existence for over 24
years, dedicated to providing unemployed and
networking employed people with the coaching,
skills and spiritual support to help them find
their next job. All are welcome.
Meetings begin at 7pm
Location
Topic
MM
*Proven Job Landing
Tips from someone who
Has been where you are:
Tim Koch
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Advice from Tim Koch on Organizing and Conducting
Your Job Search, as well as a look at the often overlooked
opportunities in the non for profit sector.
Some Thoughts on Your Job Hunt from Tim Koch:
• Keep your faith, family & friends
• Daily Prayers are a great, disciplined way to start
early every day.
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Patience- unfortunately its likely going to take
longer than you think or want
A focused search is the Key
Resume- everyone has a (different) opinion; listen
carefully, then go with what your comfortable with
Interviews- “Inform your Face” make sure your
“face” and attitude reflect someone they’d like to
hire and work with interviews– practice interviews
(alone, and with a critical friend- preferably one
who interviews)
Skills- Most Skills are transferable to other sectors
(from Profit to NFP), industries, organizations etc.
Don’t necessarily take the first offer that comes
along.
Volunteering- Use any extra time to volunteer –you
will get more out of it
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU ON NOVEMBER 5TH
MM- St Margaret Mary
We meet in the Annex on the 2nd Floor- Room #17
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Fr. Paul’s Homily
No Longer Dry Bones
Twentieth Week in Ordinary Time
Friday, August 22, 2014 7:30 PM
Ez 1:1-14; Mt 22:34-40 Queenship of Mary
(There is a hierarchy of values, and the most important value, the capital value, is love God with
your whole heart, mind, and soul; love your neighbor and everything else will be included.)
“The whole Law and the prophets
depend on these two
commandments.”
guides.” So today he tries to present
his view of Torah.
Now Torah meant many, many
different things to Jews. It could be a
way of talking about the first five
books in the Old Testament, but not
here. It could be a way of talking about
the Decalogue, the Ten
Commandments, but not here. It could
be a way of referring to all of the
commandments and laws and statutes
found in the Old Testament, or it could
even mean all of the teaching of the
rabbis, the whole body of tradition,
also called the “tradition of the elders.”
St. Paul claims he made the greatest
progress in following the tradition of
the elders. Much of this later became
Now comes his other opponent group, part of what is called the Talmud,
the Pharisees. They were good people something like a Jewish New
the Pharisees. There is no doubt about Testament.
it. They were men who tried very hard He is constantly trying to show that
to live a very rigorous life of holiness their understanding of God’s
based on the Law, the Torah. But in
instructions are backwards or
upside down. For example, he would
Jesus’ viewpoint they often were
“straining the gnat and swallowing the say, “It isn’t what goes into a man that
camel” to use an expression, keeping makes him unclean. It’s what comes
out of him,” in other words his words,
away from one thing, but not
his speech, his action. That’s what
something even worse. From Jesus’
makes him unclean if anything does.
viewpoint their intentions were
But not only that, “The Law says,
great, but their performance was
poor. And it was because they didn’t ‘You must not kill.’ But I say,
whoever is angry with his brother is
understand the Lawgiver.
actually a murderer.” So it’s not just
Now Jesus is presenting himself as
one who has the right and the power to even what you do; it’s what you
think. So you just can’t give complete
interpret law because he knows the
license to yourself, to what goes on in
heart of the Father. He knows the
mind of the Lawgiver, and therefore you, even without your actually
wanting it. You can’t just let it go. You
he can “teach with authority, not like
have to call it back. “Any man that
the scribes and the Pharisees,” the
looks with lust on a woman has
rabbis. “Pharisee” refers to a party, a
already committed adultery.” You just
theological school of thought; Rabbi
their function in the community. They can’t let that go on. You have to hold
yourself back. That’s Jesus’ view of
were the teachers, rabbis. They were
Torah. It goes right to the heart of
sincere for the most part, but misled.
the matter. It looks to what is really
Therefore Jesus called them “blind
going on inside of people. You hate
This is really a watershed moment in
the ministry of Jesus. He is clarifying
his position, his teaching, about the
Law. That is very important because
the Law, the Torah, was the very basis
for the majority of Jewish theologians
and practitioners—the majority, not
all. The Sadducees were different. So
recently he has dealt with them. They
denied the resurrection of the dead,
this very essential hope for future
glory with God. They denied it. Why?
We don’t have to go into it, but they
did. Jesus opposed their view, made
it very clear how wrong they were.
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your brother, you are already a
murderer because hatred kills. Anger
kills. You are full of lust, that’s
adultery. Now this would be unlivable
if it weren’t for the fact that Jesus also
says that the entire Law can be
summed up in two stipulations,
neither of which he invented. One
Deuteronomy chapter 6: “You must
love the Lord your God with your
whole mind, your whole heart, your
whole soul”—that’s the first one. The
second one: and “You must love your
neighbor as yourself”—that’s from
Leviticus chapter 19. So while Jesus
goes inside to see the real intent of
law and as Jesus tries to show how
people are supposed to be and can be,
he wants us to know the only way we
get there is through love. He is not a
teacher of yoga, even inner yoga. He is
not a teacher even of self-discipline.
That’s not his point at all. It’s love.
Love is what changes people. If you
really love God with your whole
heart, mind, and soul, that will
change you. That will direct you. That
will transform your thoughts and your
feelings. If you love your neighbor as
yourself, that will change you. You
won’t be angry anymore or not for
very long. You will realize you can’t
stay angry. You can’t continue to lust
after. You can’t hate. You have to love
your neighbor, not use your neighbor,
abuse your neighbor, disregard your
neighbor, cheat your neighbor—none
of those things, but to love your
neighbor as yourself. The interesting
thing about love is love is infinite. So
loving God with our whole heart,
mind, and soul doesn’t exhaust for a
moment the love we have for our
neighbor and ourselves because it’s
infinite.
(continued, page 10)
(Fr. Paul’s Homily, continued from page 9)
Infinite love is what we are created by. It’s what we
come from. It’s where we are going to. This is what this
gospel text is about.
And on the way he is saying: you know, some of you
gentlemen are very sincere and you have learned a great
deal about your religion, but you don’t get it. You don’t get
what the real purpose of all this is about. So this is Jesus’
Magna Charta. This is where he is stating what his real
values are. And everything else might be valuable. He
seemed to always accept all of the written laws in the Bible,
over six hundred. He seemed to always accept them,
although he interpreted all of them in terms of loving God
and loving neighbor. Does that make him a relativist? Well,
that’s a matter of terminology, whatever you want to call it.
But there is a hierarchy of values, and the most
important value, the capital value, is love God with your
whole heart, mind, and soul; love your neighbor and
everything else will be included. Everything else depends
upon this.
Without the Holy Spirit we are all dry bones. We are
nothing but dry bones. We need the life, we need the
energy that is of God, that is God, in our own souls so that
we can be the very persons God has created us to be: true
images of God, likenesses of God, filled with God,
reflecting God, inviting others to God, to the kingdom of
God. And as Pope Paul VI pointed out, the only reason the
Church exists—the only reason the Church exists—is to
invite the world, people, to the kingdom of God. The only
reason the Church exists is to proclaim the good news
and to be the good news. How can we be the good news?
By believing this, by opening our hearts, not to what we
think or what we have always known or always believed or
always thought or always felt about life or ourselves or
God, but to let God reveal to us the truth that we are
each beloved.
And in a strange way we are each just perfect, not meaning
we are finished, not meaning we can’t change or God
doesn’t what us to change, but meaning that wherever we
are right now, that’s just fine. But God doesn’t want us
to stay where we are right now. He wants to move
This is not something that his interlocutors really wanted to closer, come closer. As we respond, whether it’s with baby
hear because they believed, apparently, that all the laws,
steps or great strides or a little bit of both, whether we are
written and oral, were all equal in value and one had to
halting, whether we retreat a little bit, when we start
keep all of them. And of course that’s simply not possible. responding, we start understanding something different
In fact even these two are not possible without the gift of and something starts changing inside of us and we
the Holy Spirit.
become more alive and we are no longer just dry bones.
In the first reading from Ezekiel it’s about dry bones.
All parents are welcome to utilize our
Childcare in the Nursery
During the 9:00 am and 10:45 Masses on Sunday
Toddlers and Preschool Children are Welcome!
The Nursery in located in Room #16 on the Upper Level in the wing closest to Naper Blvd.
(Use the south doors in the narthex and follow the hallway to Rm. 16)
Our certified and friendly sitters:
Cia, Ashley, Patricia and Riley
For more information contact Carrie or Tim Tilton at 630-579-4099.
“Our children have used this wonderful and free service for over three years now.”
(Tim & Carrie)
SAVE THE DATE
SUNDAY, JANUARY 18, 2015
MIDWEST MARCH FOR LIFE
CHICAGO, IL
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Masses for the Week
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturdays, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
November 8
November 15
Monday— November 3
8:15— Frank & Anna Anaclerio — Catherine Parker
Tuesday— November 4 — St. Charles Borromeo
8:15— Art Gustafson — Drew & Kathy Piraino
Wednesday— November 5
8:15— Louis Ricci — Nicholas Ricci
Thursday— November 6
8:15— Purgatorial Society
Friday— November 7
8:15— Leo Michaels — Patricia Michaels
Saturday— November 8
8:15— Gary Grisko — Family
5:00— Gloria Mayer — Family
Sunday— November 9
7:30— For the Parish Family
9:00— Joe Fernandez — Fernandez Family
10:45*— Charles Bergeron — Wife
12:15— Salomon Gonzalez — Thompson Family
Fr. Paul
Fr. Paul
Please remember in your prayers
those members of our parish and
family and friends who have
recently passed away.
\
Virginia Craig, mother of Mary De Falco
Dennis Fahey, brother of Jeff Fahey
Maura Wheeler, mother of Nancy Burns
*Interpreted for the deaf
November
8/9
Lectors
Eucharistic Ministers
Servers
K. Deaver
R. Presnak
D. Early
S. Gensler
A. Cronin
M. O’Hara
G. Purpura
S. & M. Schroeder
M. Graber
W. Jones
7:30
A. Bajusz
M. Connelly
P. Cassady
T. Bleifuss
M. Palmquist
P. Diekemper
P. Napolski Shannon Kosirog
B. Rurik
Jessica Schoder
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9:00
M. Oliphant
K. Crement
H. Stirk
R. Lockwood
J. Nolan
J. Arnott
S. Neuenkirchen M. Guthrie
J. Krema
T. Chennikkara M. & D. Cronauer
M. Maziarek
Avae Lockwood
Piper Lockwood
Lauren Lockwood
10:45
D. Bobbe
J. Runger
M. Runger
J. Considine
R. Johnson
P. Skarr
B. Burkhardt
12:15
P. Rotko
F. Lichon
D. Brandenstein A. & K. Meder
A. Prendergast
5:00
D. Kijek
R. Meeker
R. Ruesch
Elisabeth Sledz
Renee Samp
Austin Lynch
Sacristan/
Facilitator/LOW
Deacon/Presider
B. Ryan
J. Parisi
Deacon Ken
Fr. Paul
L. Reyes
Deacon Ken
Fr. Julian
G. Purpura
Deacon Ken
Fr. Jonathan
C. Corbett
A. Newman
J. Vahle
F. Egan
S. Sarovich
J. Herring
Lillian Laliberte
Madeleine Laliberte
Maura Shoenjohn
I. Van Dril
Y. & S. Figueroa
Deacon Ken
Fr. Paul
M. Perich
M. Curley
G. Rotko
R. Willey
Mark Weinewuth
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Deacon Ken
Fr. Paul
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TODAY’S SCRIPTURE READINGS
First Reading — The souls of the just are in the
hands of God, and no torment shall touch them
(Wisdom 3:1-9).
Second Reading — Hope does not disappoint,
because the love of God has been poured out into
our hearts (Romans 5:5-11) or Romans 6:3-9.
Gospel — This is the will of the Father, that everyone who sees
the Son and believes may have eternal life
(John 6:37-40).
St. Margaret Mary Parish
Naperville/Lisle -- 630-369-0777
Parish Staff
Art & Environment Coordinator
Mary Lou Krauss
Bookkeeper
Pat Henke
Business Manager
Michael Prus
Building Manager
NEXT WEEK’S SCRIPTURE READINGS
Bob Stezowski
First Reading — I saw water flowing out of the temple;
wherever the river flows, every living creature shall live (Ezekiel
47:1-2, 8-9, 12).
Second Reading — Do you not know that you are the temple of
God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? (1 Corinthians
3:9c-11, 16-17).
Gospel — Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up
(John 2:13-22).
Custodian
Ziggy Owiesek
Deacons (Permanent)
Deacon Joe Ferrari
Deacon Don Helgeson
Deacon Ken Miles
Deacon Fred Straub
Deacon Terry Taylor
Justice/Outreach Minister
Tom Cordaro
Liturgy Coordinator
Deacon Ken Miles
Music Director
TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION
For those of Mexican heritage, November 2 means
celebration of el Dia de Los Muertos, or “the Day of the
Dead.” One of the most important days of the year for many,
they join All Saints and All Souls together, visiting the graves
of babies and children on All Saints, since they are santitos
(little saints) or angelitos (little angels). Flowers, their favorite
toys, favorite music, and so on, are taken to them. The
following day, people spend time—some of them all day—at
the cemetery with their loved ones who have died. From the
ancient customs of the Indians the families pray, talk with
them, and take them their favorite food. It is a most solemn
but joyful day. It is a day to celebrate Christ’s victory over
death: “Death, where is your sting?” There is a mocking of
death as people make skeletons, candy that represents death,
and Pan de los Muertos (bread of the dead) and consume
them in a kind of role reversal.
One of the customs is to build an altarcito (little altar) where
one places mementos and pictures of those who have died.
There are also favorite foods, candles, statues or pictures of
favorite saints, books, and Bibles. Some parishes have begun
to build an altarcito where all parishioners can join in
honoring the deceased. A remembrance book can be placed to
write names in. The altarcito is traditionally left up for the
month of November.
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John Schlaman
Parish Secretary/Bulletin Editor
Sue Carroll
Pastoral Associate
Sr. Madelyn Gould, S.S.S.F.
Pastoral Council President
Barbara Zdon
Priests
Rev. Paul Hottinger, Pastor
Julian von Duerbeck, OSB, Weekend Asst.
Jonathan Foster, OFM, Weekend Asst.
Receptionists
Rosalie Fall & Rita Thompson
Director of Religious Ed., Pre-school - 5
Sue Davey.
Director of Youth Ministry
Dan Lawler
Religious Education Secretary
Arlene Serio
Religious Education Staff Assistant
Debbie Brutlag