A Stewardship Parish, Sharing Our God-Given Gifts in Service

A Stewardship Parish, Sharing Our God -Given Gifts in Service
The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls)
November 2, 2014
Joan Hynes
Mary Massura
Raymond Brennock
Matthew Brennock
Thomas Flanagan
Josephine Golich
Jeanne Riordan
Raymond & Catherine Fiedler
John Walsh
Patricia Cullen
James & Betty Malone
Rev. Roger Simpson
Pauline Atkins
Sr. Mary Magdeline Fearon
Robert Thomas
Mary Jane LeMaire
Susan Kelly
Judith Sheehy
Lori Gull-Nelson
Michael Garrity, Sr.
Robert Prendergast
Christine McKenna
Connie Davis
Baby Sienna Marie Ceja
Alex Anderson, Jr.
Patricia Pazerekas
James Peterson
Peter Apostle
Ann Chwasz
Susan Steinkellner
Denise Kragie
Rita Guajardo
Anne Prete
Vincenzo LaGiglia
Mary Anne Heidkamp
Robert Brennan
Susan Osta
Regina Kuehn
John Solorio
James Kane
Willie Irons
Joseph Philipps
Michael Ayers
Marian Capizzi
Tim Kuhfuss
Ramon Gonzalez
Stephen Poleski
Fritz Miniutti
Michael Frueh
Stanley Lubarski
Patrick Savage
Ralph Eakin
Charlane Manchen
Gerard Normand
Jerry Dunne
Thomas Ivinjack
Frank Schilaci
George White
Virginia Ramos
Thomas Hardy
Nello Mastrantonio
Eternal rest
grant
unto them,
O Lord,
and let
perpetual light
shine upon
them.
During this month of
November we remember
all of our deceased
brothers and sisters. In a
special way we pray for the
members of Ascension
Parish who have died this
past year.
From the Pastor
ASCENSION CHURCH
Parish Center: 808 S. EastAve.
Oak Park, IL 60304
Tel.: 708-848-2703
Fax: 708-848-2773
DEAR FAMILY OF ASCENSION,
OFFICE HOURS:
M-Th: 8 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 4 PM
S/S: 8:30 AM -1:30 PM
Bulletin Articles
[email protected]
E-Mail
Personnel can be reached by first
initial last name @ascensionchurch.com
Web-sites
www.ascensionchurch.com
www.ascension-school.com
www.archdiocese-chgo.org
Pastor
Rev. Larry McNally 848-2703
Pastoral Associate
David Philippart
434-1533
Assistant Pastoral Associate
Gene Wesolowski
434-1555
Director of Institutional Development
Katie Moran Vanaria
434-1558
Director of Music
David Anderson
434-1535
Director of Youth Ministry
Julie Krakora
434-1546
School Principal
Mary Jo Burns
386-7282
Director of Religious Education
Diane Lawrence-Moriarty
848-3099
Religious Education Assistant
Kathy Marifjeren
434-1554
Parish Office Support Staff
Office Manager:
Mary Pat Landa (M-F)
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Office Assistant:
Jim Wojcik (M-F)
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Sacramental Secretary:
Deedee Ralston (PM: M-Th)
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Pastor Emeritus
Rev. Robert A. Cross
Weekend Assistants
Rev. John Cunningham, S.J.
Rev. Ray Guiao, S.J.
Rev. Bob Hutmacher, OFM
Rev. Richard Woods, O.P.
Deacon Couples
Lendell & Tina Richardson
Roger & Betty Vandervest
Joe & Kathie Walsh
Mental Health Counselor
Bill Harrison - Claret Center
773-643-6259 Extension 24
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Greetings on this weekend of Standard Time!
We certainly had a wonderful Celebration of the Sacrament of
Confirmation last Saturday. I felt that all went well. I thank our
Confirmation Class of 2014 for saying YES to be fully initiated into
the Church. The two most popular women names were Mary and
Cecilia (David Anderson’s influence) and for the guys it was Sebastian
and Francis (Papal influence). I thank their parents and chosen
sponsors for guiding and witnessing to your faith and for leading our
Confirmandi to this celebration. I thank Julie Krakora, Diane
Lawrence-Moriarty, Mary Jo Burns, Nell Agnew, David Philippart and
all our many wonderful, dedicated, enthusiastic and faith-filled teen
and adult mentors for your role in preparing and ministering to our
Confirmandi. I thank David Anderson and our Choir for helping us to
pray in song. To Kathy Marifjeren and our parents, I thank you for
hosting the Confirmation Reception afterwards. Thank you all.
With our Confirmation Celebration we once again had one of my
favorite Ascension weekends celebrating six out of the seven
Sacraments. Since my arrival in January of 2003 Ascension has most
certainly been a Sacramental Parish. It is great to be a part of all these
Sacramental Celebrations.
As we enter into November the month of prayer for All Souls, I
thank our Respect Life Committee, our Domestic Violence Awareness
Committee and our Peace and Justice Committee for their sponsoring
of Reverence for Life 2014. Thank you for your hard work and for
your leadership in promoting the Right and Respect for Life from the
moment of conception until the moment of death. You certainly picked
the right topic. Sad to say though, domestic violence is getting lots of
press. The Sun-Times had a story concerning it in this past Sunday’s
paper and it was the third lead-in story for the Sunday Night News. Let
us continue to keep this issue in our prayers. As our sign outside
church says: LIFE: GOD’S MOST PRECIOUS GIFT.
David Philippart offers his workshop next weekend: Now and at the
Hour of Our Death. See pages five and six for more information.
Please know that Gene Wesolowski, our Assistant Pastoral Associate is
available for those who are grieving. As we all know, talking it out is
quite helpful and healing. Please call Gene at 434-1555 and he will be
most happy to spend some time with you. Some folks do better in a
group setting and Loyola University Hospital does offer Grief Support
Groups. Please call Nancy Kiel at (708) 216-1646 for further
information on available group sessions. Let us keep in prayer,
especially in this month of November all who are grieving and all who
have died especially those who have no one to pray for them.
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I thank Dan Dubruse for loaning me his
‘goodbye crutches’ scooter to help me get around
inside the Parish Center and outside around
campus. I had only one accident when I rode into
a sidewalk square of wet concrete near the Parish
Center parking lot. The company didn’t barricade
their work. I did laugh about it with others who
saw the debacle. It is better to laugh then to
become bitter and hardened by such a careless
and freak incident.
Thank you to Bob Kutella who has been
spending his Saturday and Sunday morning
painting the grates on the windows of the Pine
Room. The red looks great Bob, and needless to
say the grates certainly needed a fresh coat of
paint.
I invite the women of our parish to participate
in the 2014 Ascension Women’s Cooperative
Morning of Reflection: “…And I Turned to
Prayer” on Saturday, November 8th. Beginning
at 8:30 am in the Pine Room with a light
breakfast followed at 9 am by reflections on this
topic. Please see page four for further details
Our Sharing Parish, St. Martin de Porres
invites us to join with them on their Feast Day
weekend of November 7th through the 9th. We
are especially invited to their Feast Day Choir
Concert on Friday, November 7th beginning at 7
pm at their church located at 5112 West
Washington Blvd. Also a special invitation for
their Unity Mass on Sunday, November 9th at 10
am has been extended to us. For further
information please call their office at (773) 2870206 or contact them by email at
[email protected]
The newly formed Ascension Men’s League is
sponsoring a Bags Tournament on Saturday
November 8th beginning at 5 pm in the gym.
Please see page eight for further information. You
can also contact them by email at:
[email protected]
Please plan on joining us for Mass at 9 am on
Thanksgiving, November 27th, the United States
Holy Day. More information on how we will
celebrate this Mass will be forthcoming.
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The Offertory collection summary for last
week is found elsewhere in our DOME. I thank
you for your continued and consistent generosity.
I thank you for ALL that you do for our Family
of Ascension. I thank you for all that you do for
God’s people both near and far.
I pray for you every day.
David Reynolds, Fleet and Facilities
Management Commissioner was addressing the
City Council of Chicago on the roach situation in
their meeting room. Suddenly a roach appeared.
One could ‘smell a rat’ behind this occurrence.
Because of these re-occurring termite
appearances Mr. Reynolds just might get
‘terminated’.
Have a good week.
GOD’S BLESSINGS!
Welcome to
Ascension Church
If you are new to our church or just visiting,
please stop and introduce yourself. We are pleased
to have you share in this celebration of the
Eucharist. If you do not have a church home, or
your church is not a home to you, we invite you to
become part of our parish family. If you are not
Catholic, have questions about the Catholic way of
life, or would like to explore the Catholic faith,
please call David Philippart at 708-434-1533.
Our church is open to anyone looking for a
spiritual home. Parish Registration forms are at all
church entrances or you can also download a form
at: www.ascensionchurch.com (Administration/
Forms/Join the Parish).
We are so glad you’re here and hope you will
come back again for Mass or to become a parishioner.
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Take time this week to reflect on today’s readings:
First Reading — (Isaiah 25:6-9).
Psalm — (Psalm 23).
Second Reading — (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).
Gospel — (Matthew 5:1-12).
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday:
Phil 2:1-4; Ps 131:1bcde-3; Lk 14:12-14
Tuesday:
Phil 2:5-11; Ps 22:26b-32; Lk 14:15-24
Wednesday: Phil 2:12-18; Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14;
Lk 14:25-33
Thursday: Phil 3:3-8a; Ps 105:2-7; Lk 15:1-10
Friday:
Phil 3:17 — 4:1; Ps 122:1-5; Lk 16:1-8
Saturday: Phil 4:10-19; Ps 112:1b-2, 5-6, 8a, 9;
Lk 16:9-15
To prepare for The Dedication of
the Lateran Basilica:
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).
Psalm — The waters of the river gladden the city of God,
the holy dwelling of the Most High (Psalm 46).
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).
The English translation of the Psalm Responses from Lectionary for Mass ©
1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy
Corporation. All rights reserved.
See you next week!
A Month for Saints and Souls
November is the time we Catholics set aside to remember, revere, and pray for all the faithful departed.
Bring framed photos of your loved ones who have died to church during this month. (It doesn’t matter when
they died.) Place them at any of the four shrines: Holy Mary or Sacred Heart and the men saints (south or
parking lot side), St. Joseph or St. Anne and the women saints (north or Van Buren Side). Please put your
name and phone number on the back of the frame, too.
Please join us for Taizé Prayer this Friday, November 7
at 7:30 pm in Church.
"...And I Turned to Prayer" - AWC Women’s
Morning of Reflection - Saturday, November 8
Please join us as we hear women of the parish and our own Father Larry reflect on their surrender to
prayer as they endure the struggles in their lives
A light breakfast will be served in the Pine Room at 8:30am, followed by the presentation at 9:00am
Contact Jessica Nowicki at 708-297-5532 or [email protected] with any questions.
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The Mystery of Death
Death is a mystery. It’s not that we are completely befuddled by death and know nothing of it. In each
generation, we learn more and more about how our bodies die, and what role (natural and supernatural) death
plays in the universe. Every one of us knows something of death, has experienced the death of another, of
others. So instead, death is — and always will be — a mystery in this way: Facing death, we are left aching
and in awe, with unanswered questions and strange fears. Facing death, we stand on the edge of all that is
beyond what we can know or do.
Because we are baptized, we grapple with the mystery that is death reverently and vigorously. We are
brothers and sisters to the One who has passed through death, who has turned the mystery of dying toward
God and away from despair. Because we are baptized into Christ, we face death believing that we are not
alone, hoping in resurrection, loving each other to the last.
Because we are baptized, we face death with rites, with the actions, stories and songs of our tradition. We
visit and care for the sick. We work to heal them and we resist death with all our might. Yet when death
finally comes, we watch and pray with the dying. We reverently care for the bodies of the dead because it is a
corporal work of mercy, one of those rare acts that makes us human. And most importantly we gather and
encounter the mystery together in the three major rites of the Christian funeral: the vigil, the liturgy and the
committal of the body to the earth or to fire.
It’s important — not morbid — that we think about our own death and the deaths of those we love before
the moment is upon us. Our culture is uncomfortable with death, and some contemporary habits that have
developed around death may rob us of a truly sacred encounter. We seem to be in a hurry, for example, to
cover up, carry off and dispose of the body, even before we have had the opportunity to say good-bye. Or our
loved ones die connected to machines operated by professionals who, wanting to spare us any uncomfortable
feelings, may try to usher us out of the room just as our loved one is dying. And then we may not see our
loved one until the body has been prepared, made to look as though it were sleeping. Each year, November—
our Catholic month of Saints and Souls—is an opportunity to think about this and discuss it with your family
and friends: How would you like your final days and last moments on this earth to go? How do we want to
face the mystery of death together?
Our Catholic faith offers us much wisdom about this. Next weekend, after all the Masses, I’ll help you
prepare your funeral liturgy. We’ll meet for an hour, and food will be served! (Lasagna and salad after both
5:00 PM Masses and the 11:00; breakfast foods after the 7:30 and 9:00.) On Sunday, November 23, Mr. Dan
Lunney, who is chaplain at St. Joseph Village in Chicago will explain advance care planning in light of
Catholic teaching, from 3-4:30 in the Pine Room. There is no charge for either event, and we’ll gladly accept
a donation to defray costs.
David Philippart
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Living the Word Books
Available Now
The cost of each book is $7. This weekly
resource includes all of the Sunday and Holy day
readings for the entire liturgical year beginning
with the first Sunday of Advent on November 30,
2014.
In addition to the readings, a scriptural
commentary and reflection are provided for each
Sunday and feast. Reflection questions are also
provided to assist with your prayer.
Several small faith groups in our parish use this
resource for their group meetings. Currently,
several hundred parishioners have committed to
using this annual resource as a way to grow in their
love and knowledge of the sacred scriptures.
Have you subscribed to our
Living the Word
weekly Scripture reflections?
Each week, a parishioner or friend of our parish
community writes a reflection on the Sunday
scripture readings that are proclaimed and
preached at our Sunday Eucharist.
The point of the reflection is to assist each of us
in the process of living out God’s Word throughout
the week. We encourage you to sign up to receive
this weekly Living the Word email.
The reflection is sent out each week on Friday
before the weekend. This allows you to read the
reflection as one way to prepare to hear God’s
Word on Sunday.
If you are interested in receiving this weekly
reflection, simply email Jim Wojcik at our parish
center. ([email protected]) You may
also sign up on our parish website.
(www.ascensionchurch.com).
Save the Date
A SCENSION M INISTRY S UMMIT
T UESDAY , F EBRUARY 10, 7-9 PM
Leaders and members of all Ascension
ministries are invited to attend the Ministry
Summit Tuesday February 10th, 7-9 pm in The
Pine Room. Share ministry-building ideas, and
hear about plans to boost ministry membership
within the Ascension community. More
information to follow.
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Ascension Men’s League
Bags Tournament - Saturday, November 8 in the Gym
Join us for the Ascension Men’s League Bags Tournament. Grab a partner, secure a spot and join us as
the newly formed Ascension Men’s League brings back an evening of fellowship, food and fun on Saturday
night, November 8th at 5 pm in the Gym. Tournament will kick off promptly at 6:00 p.m., with as many as
32 teams vying for the title, along with delicious food (Big Guys), drink, football and prizes to make this a
night not to miss. This event is open to men ages 21 and over with an all-inclusive entry fee of $40.00 per
person/$80.00 per team. Not a bags player and just want to socialize? $25.00 will get you in and cover your
food and drink for the entire evening. Help us to spread the word! Any questions, or looking to volunteer,
please contact us at: [email protected]
Ascension Youth Ministry
Contact: Julie Krakora:
[email protected] or 708-434-1546
1st ANCHOR Retreat is Nov 15-16th: If you
missed the deadline on Oct 29th still want to go, please
contact Julie. There will be room for you!
1st ASP 2015 ALL crew meeting: We ar e
starting out with a bang this year and going into crew
right away! All ASP participants (teens and adults)
are asked to be at the meeting in the GYM next
Sunday from 6:30 – 8:30pm. Please email Julie or
respond to your teen leader if you cannot be present.
Wed. Nov 19th is Lou Malnati’s PIZZA DAY!
You were all so awesome in June that we are bringing
this tasty treat (and fundraiser) back! This is the 1st
of three pizza days scattered throughout the year.
Please help us by being you – great supporters of
anything Ascension related! Pack the place (they’ll be
ready!) and give yourself a break in the midst of
thanksgiving planning. Don’t forget that you need to
BRING (or show on your phones) the flyer that is
part of this bulletin. 20% of all monies r aised that
day, with flyer, go to Ascension Youth Ministry/ASP
participants/Mississippi participants.
LUMINARIA SALE: For those of you used to
ordering luminaries through the RE Advent Sale, they
passed the fundraiser onto the teens. A teen leader
from ASP will be running this with their crew. More
information will come next week! If you are
interested or have questions now, please contact Julie.
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ASCENSION CHRISTMAS ANGEL PROJECT
This year the Ascension Angel Project will be assisting our sharing parish St. Martin de Porres, Blessed
Sacrament Youth Center, Franciscan Outreach and our Ascension parishioners who are
in financial need. We will be providing gifts, gift cards and food gift cards.
Blessed Sacrament Youth Center, founded in 1987, serves the youth of North
Lawndale on Chicago’s West Side. The community has a poverty rate approaching
70%. With approximately 200 registered members ages 7 to 12, they offer after school
and Saturday programs featuring tutoring, organized sports and character
education. The program provides a positive alternative to the violence, gangs and
drugs which occur in this community. Teens who attend Blessed Sacrament Youth
Center have a higher rate of high school graduation and lower rates of incarceration
and teen pregnancy.
Franciscan Outreach, established in 1963, helps hundreds of homeless in the Chicago
area every year. They provide meals, shelter, showers, and laundry facilities to people in the model of
respect and dignity of St. Francis of Assisi. Franciscan Outreach also provides long term services such as
housing and job opportunities.
Angels may be picked up at the Church entrances after Masses on Saturday November 22 and
Sunday November 23rd. Angel gifts and gift card drop off will be on Friday December 12th from 3:15
until 8:00pm in the school gym.
Please try and support Ascension School by purchasing your gift cards from the Parish Center.
If you have any questions, please contact Colleen Bracco at 708-524-2186 or Marybeth Granholm at 708267-7697.
Advent Sale
Are you ready? The Religious Education Board
is sponsoring an Advent Sale after the 9:00 AM
and 11:00 AM Masses on Sunday, November 16.
Advent candles, wreaths, calendars, books and
other items will be on display in the lobby of the
Pine Room or outside (weather per mitting).
Please plan on stopping by and supporting
Religious Education in this fundraiser.
No Religious Education
Classes
Tuesday, November 4
Tuesday night Religious Education classes will
not be held on November 4 due to Catechist
training.
Classes will resume on Tuesday,
November 11.
P.O.L.O. Happenings
Parents of Little Ones is geared for families
with children aged newborn to kindergarten. We
hope to see you at an upcoming event. Older
siblings are always welcome!
Moms' Faith Sharing Circle -- Join us
Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 8pm at the Parish Center.
Our focus will be Gratitude and Thanksgiving.
To find out more about this event or upcoming
events such as Playgroup, Ladies' Night Out, and
Guys' Night Out, please contact Laura Moglia
Kelley at [email protected]
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A Topic of Special Interest
Tuesday, November 11 in the Pine Room
Do you know someone who committed suicide? Do you know someone who attempted suicide? Suicide is
on the rise in America, especially among men and among our youth. On the average, a person commits
suicide in America every 13 minutes. Suicide is the 10th cause of death in the United States, compared to
homicide which ranks 16th. We all need to be educated on suicide and to know the facts, warning signs, and
how to help those and ourselves who have lost someone to suicide. Please come hear Fr. Charles Rubey, the
founder of LOSS (Loving Outreach to Survivors of Suicide Program) speak on suicide and mental illness/
depression. He will also be available to answer questions and speak privately after the presentation which
begins at 7:00 pm in the Pine Room on Tuesday, November 11th. Please come and bring a friend or neighbor!
Do You Have A Degree in Religion?
Do you have a bachelor's, master's, or doctor's degree in religious studies, theology, pastoral arts, liturgical
studies, divinity or ministry? Quite a few Ascension parishioners do, and we want to invite all who do to a
dessert-party and discussion on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 7:00 PM in the dining room of the Parish
Center. (Snow date will be January 30.) Please call or email Gene Wesolowski with your contact
information: 708-848-2703, or [email protected]
Thank you! Gene Wesolowski and David Philippart
Collecting Christmas Cards
Through November 9
Companions Journeying Together, the group
that sends Christmas cards to inmates in our
Illinois Prisons, is again asking for donations of
cards and stamps, but please do not put the stamps
on the envelopes. We would like a donation of
stamps because we will be mailing them out, and
we will use the remainder of the stamps to answer
mail we receive as a result of the cards. A box has
been placed on the bench near the Sacristy,
wrapped in Christmas wrapping, for collecting
your cards and stamps. We will collect until
November 9 when they have to be turned in.
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San Jose Obrero Mission
The San Jose Obrero Mission (SJOM) is a safe
haven for families, women, children and men as they
strive to secure permanent housing and improve their
lives for the long term. SJOM is sponsoring a
fundraiser on November 8 at the National Museum
of Mexican Art, 1852 W. 19th St. in Chicago. The
host of the event will be WGN Morning News host
Ana Belaval. Longtime volunteer Lynn Farrell of St.
Giles Parish will be honored. Join us for cocktails
and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a 3 course dinner
and then the program.
To purchase tickets
visit www.sjom.org or call us at 312-8801886. Tickets are $100.00. If you cannot attend but
would like to donate toward this fundraiser it would
be much appreciated.
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Mass Attendance
Meetings and Events
Mass Attendance ........................................... 1737
Today
RE Good Shepherd
CP/LL 8:45 am & 10:00 am
RCIA
215
9:30 am
Religious Ed Classes
School
10:00 am
SPREAD
LI
10:00 am
Extending the Word
DR
10:15 pm
YM-ASP Teen Leader Meeting PR
3:00 pm
Financial Update
Total Weekly Offering .................. $18,819.00
Weekly Need ................................... $19,275.00
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YTD Budget ................................... $327,675.00
YTD Offering ............................... $278,048.00
Deficit .......................................... ($49,627.00)
The above is the report for your weekly and holy
day contributions which represent approximately
40% of the overall parish operating income. The
additional 60% of operating fund income comes
through tuition, fees, fundraising and designated
giving. Ascension Parish is entirely funded by
private donations. Thank you for your kind and
generous support of all the ministries of our
community.
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LOAN DEBT .................................... $16,689.00
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
II Oliver Mooney & Courtney Schlesser
I Stanley Niemiec & Inga Svenningsen
ST. MARTIN DE PORRES
FEAST DAY WEEKEND 2014
CH
CP/LL/DR/215
CH
DR
3:00 pm
3:45 pm
7:30 pm
7:30 pm
November 6
Little Rock Bible Study
Girl Scout Troop 40928
Saturday
3:00 pm
7:00 pm
7:30 pm
7:30 pm
7:30 pm
November 5
Choristers
RE Good Shepherd
Choir
Bible Study
Thursday
3:00 pm
7:15 pm
7:30 pm
November 4
School Drama Club Rehearsal PR
RE Catechist Training
DR
Auction Meeting
215
Closed AA Meeting
LI
Schola
CH
DR
PR
9:00 am
3:00 pm
November 7
Troop 40192 Junior Meeting PR
Cub Scout Pack Meeting
Game Night Gym
School–Junior High
Student Council Dance PR
Taizé Prayer
CH
Wedding Banns
3:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
7:30 pm
November 8
Work Ministry
DR
7:30 am
LYS Workshops
CP
8:00 am
Contemplative Prayer
CH
8:30 am
AWC Women’s Morning
of Reflection PR
8:30 am
Baptismal Prep
DR
9:30 am
Men’s Bags Tournament Gym
5:00 pm
Now and at the Hour of Our Death Workshop PR
After the 5pm Mass
Feast Day Choir Concert
Friday, November 7th 7:00pm
St. Martin de Porres Church
5112 West Washington Blvd
Free Will Offering Taken During Concert
Feast Day Luncheon
Saturday, November 8th at 12:00pm
Skylite Banquets 7117 W. Odgen in Berwyn
Adults $50 Children 17 & Under $25
For information call the Parish Office
at 773-287-0206
Feast Day Unity Mass
Sunday, November 9th at 10:00am
Saint Martin de Porres Church
5112 West Washington Blvd
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November 3
School Drama Club
PR
Confirmation 2015 Mentors CP
Religious Ed Board
DR
Friday
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Sunday
November 9
Now and at the Hour of Our Death Workshop PR
After ALL Masses
RE Good Shepherd
CP/LL 8:45 am & 10:00 am
RCIA
215
9:30 am
Religious Ed Classes
School
10:00 am
Extending the Word
DR
10:15 am
ASP Crew Connecting
Gym
6:30 pm
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- REMEMBER IN PRAYER THOSE WHO
ARE SICK IN MIND, BODY OR SPIRIT Terry Allen, Patty Ast, Silvia Balderes, Sarah
Bowman, Linda Brown, Josephina Carmona, Joe
Cassidy, James Cincinelli, Mary Coppin, Geri Cundari,
Ann Dant, Christianne Daresh, Bob Doyle, Danny
Doyle, Bill Dwyer, Jennifer Fischer, Anne Fitch, Don
Hager, Meri Hale, Rebecca Hanessian, Patricia Hanley,
Bill Hansen, Sharon Hart, Dominic Iannaccone, Evelyn
Kelly, Helen Kelly, Jimmy Konrad, Thomas P. Kragie,
Scott Krusinski, Gerry & Mary Logan, Rosita Malmis,
Bobby Marino, Joe Massura, Mary Ruth McGrath, Ted
Medina, Nora Meewes, Kaden & Kameron Moore, Len
Mueller, Carol Ojala, Emilia Ortiz, Estelle Pargulski,
Nina Petrosinos, Regan Pierce, Peg Prendergast, Ted
Rapacz, Colette Rehor, Philip Rice, Lisa Roche, Anne
Sandow, Tom Slott, Elsie Smith, Steven Sobie, Mildred
Stefanski, Elizabeth Stohl, Mary Strenski, Matthew
Strudeman, Sharon Sugrue, Tom Tazelaar, Mary Jo
Tenca, Mary Thomas, Rosemarie Tufano, Jesse & Sonia
Vasquez, and Baby Brennan Walsh.
SUNDAY - November 2
The Commemoration of
All the Faithful Departed (All Souls)
5:00
(Sat)
All Souls Remembrance Mass
Benedict, Mary & David Wojcik /
Angelo Madonia
7:30
John Burns & Corinne Prindiville
9:00
Bernice Talbot / James Riordan
85th Birthday—Kay Duff
Bob Zak / Regina Kuehn / Elizabeth Baldwin
11:00
5:00
All the Faithful Departed
MONDAY - November 3
7:45
St. Martin de Porres, Religious /
31st Week in Ordinary Time
Rosary (Monday—Friday)
8:15
Ron Fiore
TUESDAY - November 4
8:15
Please pray for all of our deceased
brothers and sisters, especially:
St. Charles Borromeo, Bishop
David Lewis
WEDNESDAY - November 5
Ordinary Time Weekday
8:15
Esther Brewer
Raymond Stapleton / Frank Kolovitz
THURSDAY - November 6
John Chlopek, Father of Katie Ber gholz
Patrick Stansfield, Cousin of Jim Schwar ber
8:15
Ordinary Time Weekday
Jerome Dunne
FRIDAY - November 7
8:15
Ordinary Time Weekday
Pat & Judee DeSimini
SATURDAY - November 8
This Week
Next Week
5:00 pm
Fr. Larry
Fr. Larry
7:30 am
Fr. Larry
Fr. Ray
9:00 am
Fr. Larry
Fr. Ray
11:00 am
Fr. Bob
Fr. Larry
5:00 pm
Fr. Ray
Fr. Larry
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O V E M B E R
3:00
5:00
Vigil: The Dedication of the
Lateran Basilica
Nup: Oliver Mooney & Courtney Schlesser
Bob Carpenter & John Mullarkey /
George & Evelyn Perivolidis /
Sulpicio Kibir
SUNDAY - November 9
The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica
7:30
9:00
11:00
5:00
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Robert Franklin
Peter W. Hermanns / Thomas Cusack
Liz Stuart / Josephine Flesch / Ralph Eakin
All Ascension Parishioners
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PARISH INFORMATION - Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday
4:00 - 4:30 PM. Infant Baptism: Our parish celebration of infant
Baptism takes place at 1 p.m., on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays of the
month. A preparatory session for parents is held on the second
Saturday of the month in the Parish Center at 9:30 a.m. First-time
parents are required to attend. To register for a preparatory session, or
to schedule a baptism, please call the parish office. Adult Initiation:
Adults interested in information about the Catholic faith or
wanting to become Catholic, should contact David Philippart,
ext 233. Weddings: Please make an appointment with Fr. Larry to
pick up a wedding information packet at the Parish Office at least a
year prior to selecting a date or reception hall. Sick Calls: If there is
anyone at home who cannot attend Mass or receive the sacraments
because of illness or old age, please contact the Parish Office or one of
the Ministers of Care Coordinators: Susie Cahill, 383-7238, Linda
Dunne, 848-5574, or Cece Masella, 383-3785.
Registration: All newcomers are welcome to the Ascension family
and are asked to pick up a census/registration envelope at the entrance
of the Church or by downloading a form from the parish website.
Parishioners who marry, have a baby, or move to a new address should
also notify the Parish Office.
Audio Devices: Are available for the hearing impaired. Please see an
usher or greeter before Mass. Infant & Toddler Care: Available during
9 & 11 a.m. Mass in the Cry Room of the Church.
Lost & Found Box: Is under the table in the chur ch vestibule.
Experiencing Domestic Violence: Call 911 or the NDV 24-hour Hot
-line at 800-799-7233. You can also call the Parish Center at 708-8482703 and ask to speak with: Fr. Larry McNally, Mr. David Philippart,
Ms. Katie Vanaria or Ms. Mary Jo Burns.
Relevant Radio Chicago-Talk Radio for Catholic Life: Listen and
be Inspired! WNTD-AM 950.
Bulletin deadline: Monday 5 p.m. Please deliver articles to Parish Office or email to [email protected]