November 2, 2014 Parish Staff

November 2, 2014
Parish Staff
Parochial Vicar
Pastoral Associate/
Christian Service
Business Manager
Financial Asst.
Parish Secretary/Coord
Technology/ Liturgy
Fr. Burt Absalon
Fr. Johnson Lopez
Mr. Hans Rokus
Mr. Louis Barone
Mr. James Devona
Mr. William Johnston
Mrs. JoAnne Sieck
Mrs. Tara Kaufmann
Mrs. JoAnn Lenart
Mrs. Jenny Dwyer
Secretary of Hispanic Min
St. Mary School Principal
St. Mary School Secretary
Superintendent of Marian
Central Catholic H.S.
R.E. Director
R.E. Secretaries
Mrs. Maricela Dueñas
Mr. Frank Shields
Mrs. Kathy Stanger
Mr. Thomas Landers
Mrs. Diane O’Donnell
Mrs. Pam Elsinger/
Mrs. Barb Jones
Music Director/Keyboard Mr. Fred Wackenhut
Keyboard Player
Mrs. Barbara Klein
General Maintenance
Mrs. Imelda Salgado
Facilities Engineer
Mr. Jim Andrews
To You From the Pastor
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Saturday, the 1st of November was All Saints’ Day. This year, it was not a Holy Day of Obligation,
being too close to Sunday. Generally, Sunday always takes priority in the Liturgy, being the Day of
the Lord. On All Saints’ Day we honor all the saints, both the known and unknown, whether
canonized or not. The day commemorates all those who have attained what is called in our
Catechism the beatific vision. In other words, those who now see God face to face in Heaven.
The Scripture says God "dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has even seen or can
see" (1 Timothy 6:16), but when God reveals Himself to us in heaven we will then see Him face
to face (1 Cor. 13:12; Matt 5:8; Ps. 17:15) This Sunday is All Souls' Day. This is the day when we
commemorate our departed brothers and sisters, praying for the repose of their souls. Both All
Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day are based on our fundamental belief in the Communion Of Saints
contained in the Creed that we profess Sunday after Sunday.
Our Catholic Tradition teaches that the Church consists of three groups: the church triumphant,
that is, those who are already in Heaven and are enjoying the vision of God; the church penitent,
those who have died and are being purified in purgatory; and the church militant, those who are
living. We believe that there is a spiritual connection among these three groups in the form of
prayerful intercession for one another. We pray to the Saints in Heaven to intercede for us, to
help and guide us; we pray for all the dead, especially for the suffering souls in purgatory; and in
turn the Saints and those who have gone ahead of us pray for us and intercede in our behalf.
This loving connection is what we call in faith the Communion of Saints, which is the very
foundation of the two feasts we now observe.
The Litany of the Saints is quite long which is something to celebrate. Pope John Paul II
canonized 110 saints between 1982 and 2004. Pope Benedict XVI canonized 45 saints during
his short pontificate. The present Pope, Francis I, so far has canonized 10 saints including St.
John Paul II and St. John XXIII. The elevation of these two contemporary popes to sainthood took
place only this year (April 27). Although most of the saints that were canonized in recent time
lived in the previous centuries, we are blessed to have witnessed the addition of a few names to
the litany of the saints of holy individuals with whom we are very familiar, as they belonged to our
time and generation. Along with St. John Paul II and St. John XXIII, there is Fr. Damien who
served the lepers in Molokai, Hawaii. He was canonized on October 11, 2009. There is Mother
Teresa of Calcutta who was beatified on October 19, 2003. There is Sister Faustina Kowalska,
Apostle of Divine Mercy who was canonized on April 20, 2000. There are Edith Stein and
Maximillian Kolbe, both of whom were martyred in the Auschwitz concentration camp. They were
canonized on October 11, 1998 and October 10, 1982 respectively.
On these feasts, let us glorify God together with the saints in Heaven and at the same time pray
for the repose of the souls of our dear departed ones. Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and
let perpetual light shine upon them. Amen.
Sincerely Yours In Christ,
Fr. Burt Absalon,
Joanne Sotiroff has experienced many
moments of ‘conversion’ in her life. Her
relationship with the Holy Spirit began,
like it does for all of us, at Confirmation.
But she really fell in love with the Holy
Spirit during a Life in the Spirit seminar
in 1985. After that, He drew her to
share her faith through cantoring and
leading Bible studies. Joanne was living
life, recognizing His power and presence
in many personal situations. But then:
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
Our Parish Goal:
Our Pledges:
Pledges Needed:
# of Families
Current Donors:
% Participation
Our parish tithe next weekend will support the mission of the
Little Sisters of the Poor. They ! provide homes and care for the
neediest elderly from every race and religion. For more
information about their efforts, visit their website at
Report as of
Budget Difference
Year to Date
$268,739 $286,008 ($17,269) -6.0%
Weekend Offerings
Weekend Offering
for 10/26/2014
Weekend of 10/26/2014 !
Sunday collection
Guardian Angel
St. Vincent de Paul
“For it is in
giving that
we receive.”
St. Francis of Assisi
In 1996, when a friend was leaving for a Catholic conference
in Nebraska, she asked what kind of book I would like. I suggested a book about the Holy Spirit. When she returned she
handed me True Devotion to Mary by St. Louis de Montfort. I
am ashamed to admit I was somewhat disappointed because I
did not have a devotion to our Blessed Mother; I was in love
with the Holy Spirit. My friend told me they didn’t have any
books on the Holy Spirit, but she thought the Lord wanted me
to have this one. OK. That sold me. How could I NOT read a
book that God had chosen for me? I read the book and completed the 33-day preparation for consecration. Nothing really
seemed to change in my life spiritually, but looking back, I believe Mary was at work even though I was not recognizing her.
The year after my consecration, I resumed my teaching career
by accepting a job at Montini in McHenry. I was blessed in so
many ways during the five years that I worked there. I am sure
that Mary’s intercession is the reason.
Fast forward to the fall of 2010. Our pastor asked a friend and
me to organize a retreat for the women of our parish. As we
left the meeting, it felt like a blazing fire was ignited inside of
me. I was soooo excited to take on this challenge! I had no
idea what we would do, but I was on fire! A few days later, as I
got out of bed to start the school day, the Holy Spirit inspired
me with an idea for the retreat. I jotted it down and as I did,
more ideas came, and within two minutes, I had written down
what appeared to be the outline for a retreat and guess what?
It was all about Mary! I know this was the Holy Spirit at work,
and not my idea, since I was still not practicing a devotion to
our Blessed Mother. As I was putting the finishing touches on
the retreat outline, I decided it would be nice to invite the
women to consecrate themselves to Jesus through Mary.
That’s when the “light bulb” went on and I realized what God
had been up to. Then a parishioner told me about 33 Days to
Morning Glory by Fr. Michael Gaitley. She said it was a much
easier way to understand and prepare for the consecration. I
read the book and fell in love with Mary. After this second consecration and all I learned about Mary as I prepared the retreat, I can say I am truly living out my consecration to her.
One great thing I learned is that when we consecrate our lives
to Jesus through Mary, we get MORE of the Holy Spirit at work
in us because He is her spouse! God honored the desire of my
heart for more of the Holy Spirit by leading me to consecrate
my life to her.
Now, as I live out my devotion to Mary, I can definitely see the
fruits of her intercession in my life. Most importantly, I am
aware that she is gradually taking away the appeal of worldly
things so that I can more purely focus on investing my time,
talent, resources, and energy to gain treasures that will never
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This year William Shakespeare returns to
the Marian Central stage with an abridged
production of Twelfth Night. The abridgment was done by John Minigan. On the
island of Illyria, Viola, a young woman, has been shipwrecked. Lost and alone, fearing that her twin brother
Sebastian has died in the wreck, Viola disguises herself
as a boy and takes up residence as a servant of Orsino,
the Duke of Illyria. Orsino is pining over his unrequited
love for Olivia, a noble woman who is refusing to marry,
and he asks for Cesario (Viola’s male disguise) to help
him woo Olivia. Over the course of the play, Viola falls in
love with Orsino, and Olivia falls in love with Viola/
Cesario instead of Orsino. In a side plot, Sir Toby Belch, a
nobleman and uncle to Olivia, along with several other
servants and nobles, devise a plot to get revenge on
Olivia’s chastising butler, Malvolio, for his rudeness.
This rag-tag gang convinces Malvolio that Olivia is his
secret admirer. Will love prevail? Will family members be
reunited? Will justice be served? Twelfth Night is a combination of Shakespeare's best comedic elements: love,
mistaken identity, and slapstick humor. This production
with its talented cast will be loved by both Shakespeare
novices and veterans alike.
Come on out for an enjoyable evening for the whole family while supporting local high school theater. Performances for Twelfth Night are Friday, November 7 at 7:00
pm and Sunday, November 9 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are
available at the door for $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for seniors and students.
This past Sunday, over 2000 youth and chaperones
gathered at Boylan High School for the 2014 Youth Summit. Throughout the day this huge crowd worshipped
and adored Our Lord. As I looked over the sea of teenagers who opened their hearts to God, I couldn’t help but
think about these early November feasts of All Saints’
Day and All Souls’ Day. You see, in that gym there were
2000 souls singing praises to our Lord for the duration
of the day. I hope and pray that one day I will be able to
sing again with all 2000 of these souls, along with billions and trillions of others, as saints in heaven. We
celebrate All Saints’ Day as a way of reminding us where
we are going, and we celebrate All Souls’ Day as a way of
helping other souls to complete their journey and to enter into the party in heaven. All of us, every single one of
us, are invited to enter into this eternal summit, but we
have to make the choice to accept God’s invitation to get
there. The beautiful and inspiring thing about the Youth
Summit was that it was clear that these teens want to do
all that they can to journey with the Lord. All of us
should be inspired by their example and seek to do the
same so that we can all praise God together. How do we
accomplish this? By praying and asking God to reveal
the path to you. Today, pray and let God continue to
lead you on the right path!
St. John's BVM Holiday Bazaar and Craft Show, Saturday,
Nov. 8. 9:00-5:30 pm, Sunday, Nov. 9, 8:00-1:00 pm at
St. John The Baptist Parish Hall, 2304 Church St., Johnsburg. Over 50 booths of gifts, crafts, religious goods,
bake sale, raffle and Lite Lunch Cafe. Sponsored by St.
John's BVM Sodality. Free Admission.
You’re Invited to St. John’s 7th Annual Holiday Wine Tasting on Friday, Nov. 14, ≈ 5-9:00 pm. This is being held
at Corkscrewpointe, 1402 Riverside Dr., McHenry. Enjoy
appetizers, wine and music by Michael Lescher at the
piano. Purchase six bottles of wine (other than show
specials) and receive 10% off. Six incredible wine baskets to be raffled off. Autographed Chicago Bears items
offered at silent auction. EZ wine quiz and great prizes.
$12.00 per person at the door (includes complimentary
basket raffle ticket). All proceeds to charity. Sponsored
by The Knights of Columbus Council 9167. Must be 21
yrs. of age to participate in wine tasting. Non-alcoholic
beverages will be offered. Please taste responsibly! Call
815-575-5123 for reservations.
HEALING MEMORIAL MASS FOR PARENTS who have experienced Abortion, Stillbirth, Miscarriage or Infantile
Death. Monday, November 17, at 7 pm at Christ the
King Church, Wonder Lake.
The Mass and ceremony provide a spiritual means of
recognizing the dignity of the unborn child who has died
and allow parents and family members a chance to experience closure. Those attending should name their
child (children) and call the rectory with the name so
preparations can be made. No questions will be asked
as to the cause of infant death. There will be a small
reception following the Mass. Call the rectory at 815653-2561 with the name (names) or if you have any
Travel from one end of Spain to
the other over spring break with
parishioners from around the
country! March 20-29,
2014. Just to name a few cities
we will visit: Barcelona, Monserrat, Madrid, Avila, Zaragoza, Segovia, Leon and even the
Camino de Santiago where we will walk part of the
Camino and experience the pilgrims’ Mass at St. James
Cathedral (where St. James is buried)! An experience of
a lifetime! Airfare, 4-star hotels, breakfast, dinner (wine
with dinner), tours, tips and transfers all included. Daily
Mass, spiritual direction and daily reflections as
well. Call Marcie at (815) 459-3033 for a flyer or for
more information.
On October 21, the students presented their talents and abilities in an organized
show, coordinated by Ms. Russell and Mrs. Gross. All did a wonderful job displaying
their talents for the school and, later in the evening, for the parents too. Thank you to
all who participated and contributed to the event’s success!
Fabulous 50s Auction & 50-50 Tickets
On November 14, St. Mary School will host its fundraiser, the Fabulous 50's. Please help support the
school by purchasing raffle and/or fifty-fifty tickets
in the St. Joseph Center after Mass on the weekends of November 1-2 and 8-9.
Ticket prices are $5 a piece or
five for $20.
Cooper Brown
child of Keith & Rebecca Brown.
Kelly Loehner,
child of Todd & Lindsay Loehner.
Please pray for them and their families as
they continue on their journey of faith
and learn to know and love God.
Have you or a loved one experienced a
recent loss in your life? Perhaps you are
grieving a death, going through or recently
been divorced, working through unemployment or
finding your family size changing as your children
grow. Grief occurs throughout our lives as we encounter losses and sometimes it helps to share our
feelings, as this strengthens the Body of Christ.
Catholic Charities has an ongoing support group
that meets on Tuesday mornings at 10 am at the
McHenry office, 5141 W. Bull Valley Rd. The group
is led by a therapist and trained facilitator. There is
a $5 weekly charge and refreshments are served.
There is no need to pre-register.
Please consider attending this very supportive
group. If you have any questions, call Catholic Charities office at 815-344-6956. At this time, there is
no childcare available.
We will be meeting on Nov. 8 in the
St. Joseph Center Basement. Year
two is now underway. All men in our
parish are welcome to join us. Year one is not a prerequisite for year two. Doors open at 5:45 am and
video starts at 6:15 am. Adjourn by 7:30 am. Come
and check it out. If you would like a wake-up call,
let Jerry Smith know and he will be glad to call. We
have room for 70 men but only 40 show up. Over
500 parishes will be running this dynamic men’s
program this year. Want to know more? Call Jerry
Smith 815-338-9434 or e-mail at [email protected] Check out the program at
Please consider one of these open hours:
Adorers Needed
Monday at 12 am (every other wk), 2 am &
6 pm (every other wk)
Tuesday at 5 am, 11 am, 12 pm, & 1 pm
Wednesday at 12 am (every other wk), 2 am, & 3 am
Thursday at 7 am, 12 pm & 11 pm
Friday at 2 am
Saturday at 11 am, 1 pm & 6 pm
Sunday at 5 am & 11 pm
Hour coordinator
1 am & 7 pm
Division leaders
midnight to 6 am.
To fill one of these openings, call: Bob & Donna Kovarik at
(815) 814-2914.
Once again the Ladies Auxiliary and Knights
of Columbus will be selling poinsettias to
decorate the church in remembrance or in honor of
a friend or family member or loved one.
We will be selling after all masses on Nov. 1-2
and Nov. 8-9. The prices for the 2 colors of red and
white ...$15 for a small,$25 for a large and the special altar white will be $ 50. Payment will be due at
time of order and we will also be glad to take any
donation towards the decorating as offered..Any
questions please contact Alice Howell, Auxiliary
president (815) 338-8964.
Come play with us on the 1st and 3rd Mondays from 1-3 pm in the St. Joseph Center.
Our meetings are the first and third
Thursdays of each month starting at 7:30 pm
in the St. Joseph Center Basement. The meetings are
open to any Catholic man over 18 years of age.
Please be advised that our fall
clean- up of Calvary Cemetery will
take place during the second
week of November (November 915). All non-permanent decorations such as flags, artificial flowers, ornaments,
etc., will be removed and disposed of at this time. If
you wish to save your decorations, please remove
them before then.
The 20th Annual Conference, "Walk the
Talk", at NIU Holmes Student Center,
DeKalb, Illinois, on Saturday, November
22, 2014, from 8:50 am - 4 pm. “For
where your treasure is, there will your heart be also”
Matthew 6:21.
On Friday, November 21, Marian Central
Catholic High School will bus all 8th
graders from the seven McHenry County
Catholic Schools for the annual 8th grade visit day.
Eighth graders who currently attend other schools
can participate on this day as well. We ask parents
of students who attend public and other private
schools to call the school prior to the visit day so
that we can plan for these students to be in attendance as well. To register for 8th grade visit day,
please call Lisa Weber at 815-338-4220 Ext. 107.
Men, is life too hectic? Could you use a day to regain perspective and balance? Experience a new
encounter with our Risen Lord. A line-up of dynamic
speakers will share insights into living out authentic
masculinity and heroic virtue, drawing from their
own faith journeys. Mass, reconciliation, the rosary,
and private time will give you the opportunity to reflect on what is going on in your life and how Christ
can help.
All seats will be reserved. Cost is $35 if registered
by November 4, $40 after, $45 AT THE DOOR, $15
for college students or younger, $10 for deacons.
For tickets or more information contact Jerry Smith
815-338-9434 or visit the Conference web site at Please contact Scott Klimczak or
Jerry Smith, for information on discounted tickets.
Join our diabetic support group on
the first Wednesday of the month
(September-May). They meet at 6
pm in the Conway Center meeting
room. They have discussions and presentations on
various topics relating to Diabetes.
Be encouraged to find the guidance,
courage and strength you need in your
everyday lives! Come to learn from our
guest, Sister Marie Day, from the
Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary in Waukesha,
WI, as she leads us to ponder the shrine of Our Lady
of Schoenstatt, and shows us how to invite Christ
through Mary into our own homes. This program is for
all women and mothers in the parish. It is held at 11
am in the St. Joseph Basement on the first and third
Thursday of each month. For more information, call
Barb Gessert (815) 334-0422.
The St. Mary's Woodstock Council Knights
of Columbus will be selling Vocations Raffle Tickets after all masses beginning October 26- November 23. All money raised stays within
the Illinois Rockford Diocese, to support seminarians and priests. One dollar per chance, $15.00 per
book. Buy a ticket and help a priest.
Marian Central Catholic High School
welcomes you to attend our annual
Open House for all prospective students and their parents. This is scheduled on Sunday, November 23 at 1:00 pm in the auditorium
where an administrative presentation will take
place. If you are a parent of a junior high student
who is interested in the possibility of attending
Marian and want to find out more about our school,
please feel welcome to attend this event.
We will be offering Eucharistic Adoration and
Benediction after the daily Mass on the first
Friday of every month. All are welcome!
Jesus spoke these words to John as He
was dying on the cross. Surely these
words are for all of us or Jesus would
have arranged for John to care for His
mother earlier in the Gospel as He did
when He told Peter He was giving him the keys to
His kingdom here on earth. Throughout the Old and
New Testaments, we see that God is familyoriented. He is our Father, Jesus is His Son, and
Mary is our spiritual mother, the spouse of the Holy
Spirit as revealed at the Annunciation. We are all
called to draw near to her. When we honor her, we
honor her Son, Jesus. We invite all of you to develop or deepen your devotion to our Blessed
Mother by joining a parish wide preparation for consecration to Jesus through Mary. To do this, we will
use the easy-to-read book by Fr. Michael Gaitley,
MIC, 33 Days to Morning Glory ($3). On November
9, we will all begin reading just 2 pages a day. On
December 12, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe,
we will recite the prayer for consecration. If you
would like to join a six-week study group which will
include 30 min. DVD presentations by Fr. Gaitley,
contact Joanne for days and times groups will meet
and to order the study guide ($20). (815)338-8853
or email, [email protected]
St. Mary School is a Catholic grade school
serving children in preschool to eighth
grade. This school stresses the Catholic faith, an
excellent academic foundation, and a well-rounded
variety of extra-curricular activities including sports,
music, theater, and student council activities. View
more details on the St. Mary School website. If you
are interested in a personalized tour of the school
or answers to questions, contact the principal,
Frank Shields at 815-338-3598.
Join us on Monday, November 3, at 7:30 pm
for a “Vigil of Life”. Through the rosary and
benediction, we will pray that human life, at every
stage, be protected and nurtured. Women wishing
to receive a blessing because they are pregnant,
are trying to become pregnant, or wish to adopt can
do so at this time.
The purpose of life is to get to Heaven, and
to bring everyone with me that I can. What
have I done to help bring me and my
spouse to Heaven? The next Worldwide Marriage
Encounter Weekends are on Nov. 14-16 in Brookfield, WI; January 23-25, 2015 in Brookfield, WI or
February 6-8, 2015 in Crystal Lake, IL. Early registration is highly recommended. For more information visit our website at: or call
(888) 574-5653. For a fin de semana en Espanol in
Chicago on Nov. 14-16, 2014; Feb. 20-22 or June 5
-7, 2015, contact Andres y Maria at 630-229-2600.
In accord with Diocese of Rockford’s mandate that
every employee and volunteer who works with children
within parish schools, parish school athletics, religious
education and youth ministry programs be trained to
recognize and properly act upon allegation and incidence of abuse, training is available online at If you have questions, contact the school or parish office.
“[A]t the origin of every human being there is not something haphazard or chance, but a loving plan of God.”
Please pray for the repose of the
souls of our departed brothers and sisters,
especially those who have died
this past week.
Pope Benedict XVI, Homily, July 9, 2006
Please pray for the Lord’s healing to comfort the following people:
Nicole Andrews
Lou Barone
Joseph Borst
Kathy Boseo
Dorothea Caffrey Dominic Campoli
Kristen Carlstedt Steve Carrion
Evelyn Donagalski Lily Farej
Catherine Gotham Diane Graske
Shane Hammertree
Ann Holtman
Xavier Hope
Wilma Johnson
Jim Johnston
Matt Kischuk
Mary Klocek-Gillis
Mary Lou Kozar
Helen Kristensen
Courtney Lee
Michael Manczko
Stella Matthews Martin Matzelle
Karen Mencotti
Owen Meredith
Christine Musiel Odette Musiel
Anita Perez
Kathleen Phalen
Lumina Regalado Gaelen Ring
Susan Reeb
Lynn Ryan
Mimi Schuette
Alan Sendzik
Patrick Sullivan
Patricia Tampa
Bill Thornton
Dennis Tonge
Lori White
Phyllis Wood
And any others we may have missed.
Dody Beringer
Charles Brenneman
Helen Caprio
Thomas Cooney
Mario Pizzo Ferrato
Chester Grubba
Agnes Hess
Barbara Howe
Margie Kersten
Dorothy Kohl
JoAnna Krueger
Alan Marshall
Matt Marcheschi
Bill Morris
Margaret Niemyjski
Terry Pirro
Sam Ring
Gay Schaaf
David Stack
Patricia Tauchen
Kathie Tretnik
Joey Worzala
Robert Bangiorno
Joe Burg
Carol Carlisle
Kay Denoiyer
Mary Franks
Dorothy Grubba
Jean Hess
Kathleen Howell
Robert Kieser
Nancy Kormanak
Bill Larsen
Elaine Marshall
Patricia McCaleb
Julie Morris
Harlene Parks
Elisa Plummer
Kyle Riordan
John Schleehauf
Evelyn Stanek
Jim & Della Taylor
Rose C. Varga
Chester Zyskowski
Dolores Borst
Harriet Bystricky
Greta Carlisle
Victoria R. Dewey
Julia Garrison
George Haegler
Tony Heyworth
Mary Huinker
Debbie Kirchhardt
Helen Kostenko
Joan Laschen
Mary Ann Mass
R.B. McCallister
Joanne Mosley
Kathleen Peiffer
Jameson Powers
Judy Ray
Klaus Schubert
Virginia Stefanik
Kaitlyn Teeters
Mary Lou Wett
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†Clare Gabrielson (DeMartinis Family)
†Margaret Rossman (DeMartinis Family)
†Guy Snyder (A. Butler & M. Domek)
†Pat McConville (Kathy & Marc Gordon)
†Dec. Mem. of Dennis Hurley Family @ Crossroads
†Richard Nevsimal (Family)
†Viante Rivas, †Jose Rivas, & †Fidela Rivas
†Arlene Ornstead (Family)
†Larry & Shirley Dhom (Carol White)
†Eleanor Shires (Family)
†Javier Bernal, †Karitina Bernal, & †Enrique Castaneda
People of the Parish
†Donanciano Carreno
†Dec. Mem. Of Dennis Hurley Family
†Roberto Gonzale Amader & Robertina Ortiz
†Grace Hamilton (Kathy Cole)
Monday, Tuesday
7:30 AM D. Gillum, T. Gillum
Wednesday, Thursday
7:30 AM M. Jablonski
7:30 AM B. Pivnicka
7:30 AM B. Stoll
5:00 PM E. Fortin
7:30 AM C. Goglin, E. Bychowski
9:00 AM F. Herff, V. Herff, B. Pivnicka, C. Pivnicka
10:30 AM S. Nayahangan, I. Reyes
5:00 PM
J. Walsdorf, P. Walsdorf, D. Stumpf, K. Stumpf
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
5:00 PM S. Heider, Deacon, T. Dwyer,
M. LaBelle, M. Bjork, C. Stier, J. Dwyer
7:30 AM T. Jagman, J. Sieck, S. Reis
9:00 AM E. Herff, Deacon, J. Russell, C. Russell,
M. Stasiek, J. Stasiek, J. Smith, J. Smith
10:30 AM B. Behler, T. Loizzo, E. Miranda
5:00 PM
B. Wagner, Deacon, L. Huckstaedt
5:00 PM R. Reinert
7:30 AM E. Grechis, P. Kerr-Reis
9:00 AM S. Pivnicka, P. Klocek
10:30 AM A. Matthes, R. McNamara
5:00 PM
J. Diamond, J. Diamond
Ministers of Hospitality
5:00 pm J. Cole, M. Asfeld, B. Littner, J. Littner
7:30 am R. Hauck, H. Schneider, R. Stolarczyk, R. Howell
9:00 am G. Smith, M. Heiress, P. Shea
10:30 am D. Potthoff, E. Miranda, R. Krause, H. Sugden
5:00 pm Volunteers
8:40 AM
1:00 PM
3:00 PM
3:00 PM
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
7:00 PM
7:30 PM
2nd Grade Practice - CH
Pinochle Group - SJC
After Hours Care - E
Band - A
English As A Second Language - TL
Legion of Mary - CM1
Psalms Bible Study - SJC
Respect Life Rosary - CH
Tuesday, 11/4
10:30 AM
3:00 PM
6:00 PM
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
7:00 PM
7:30 PM
Prayer Group - CM1
After Hours Care - E
Adult Choir - CH
English As A Second Language - TL
Jovenes Para Cristo - SJC
St. Vincent de Paul Society - SJB
OLG Practice - CH
Wednesday, 11/5
7:00 AM
7:50 AM
8:30 AM
8:35 AM
11:40 AM
3:00 PM
4:00 PM
6:00 PM
6:30 PM
7:30 PM
Reconciliation - CH
School Mass Choir - SJB
Women's Wed. Morning Bible Study - SJC
8th Grade Spanish Class - SJB
Middle School Church Choir Practice - CH
After Hours Care - E
Religious Education - ALL
Diabetes Support Group - CM1
Religious Education - JRHIGH, SJB, TL
OLG Practice - CH
Thursday, 11/6
8:35 AM
11:30 AM
3:00 PM
3:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
7:00 PM
7:30 PM
7:30 PM
7:30 PM
7th grade Spanish Class - SJB
Schoenstatt Prayer Group - SJB
After Hours Care - E
Band - A
Reconciliation (Spanish/English) - CH
Hispanic Confirmation - A, Jr High
Baptism Class in English - CM1
Knights of Columbus - SJB
OLG Practice - CH
33 Days to Morning Glory - SJC
Friday, 11/7
7:50 AM
8:00 AM
1:00 PM
3:00 PM
6:00 PM
6:00 PM
7:30 PM
School Mass Choir - SJB
Reconciliation - CH
Psalms Bible Study - SJC
After Hours Care - E
Natural Family Planning - SJB
Hispanic St. Cecilia Choir - SJ201
OLG Practice - CH
Saturday, 11/8
5:30 AM
8:00 AM
8:00 AM
11:00 AM
2:00 PM
3:30 PM
4:00 PM
6:00 PM
7:30 PM
That Man Is You - SJB
Reconciliation - CH
English Emmaus - TL
Anniversary Mass - CH
Quinceañera - CH
Jovenes Para Cristo - SJB
Reconciliation - CH
Reconciliation (Spanish) - CH
OLG Practice - CH
Sunday, 11/9
8:45 AM
1:30 PM
Confirmation Class - JR201, JR202
Jonac (Young Adult) - SJB
Facilities Key: A-Auditorium, CM1 - Conway Center 1st Floor Conference
Room, CCB-MR - Conway Center Basement Meeting Room, CH - Church, CHOSA Hispanic Ministry Center, CREL-All Elementary Classrooms, E-Egan Hall, EARTElementary Art Room, ESF-Elementary School Foyer, G-Gym, JRHIGH-Jr. High School,
KCROOM-Knights of Columbus Room, KIT-School Kitchen, PKING-Church Parking Lot,
PLAY-School Playground, SJCH-St Joseph Center Adoration Chapel, SJB-St. Joseph
Center Basement, SJC-St. Joseph Center, SJ201 - St. Joseph Classroom 201, SJNSt. Joseph Center Nursery, TL-Teachers’ Lounge.
Monday through Saturday............................ 7:30 am
Thursday....................................6:00 pm (en Español)
Tuesday School Mass (September-May).......8:40 am
312 Lincoln Avenue, Woodstock, IL 60098
Hours: Monday-Friday.................8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Parish Office.......................................815-338-3377
Fax...................................................... 815-338-3497
Religious Education.......................... 815-338-3413
Business Manager’s Office…............815-338-0223
Saturday.................5:00 pm, 6:30 pm (en Español)
Sunday...................7:30, 9:00 & 10:30 am,
12 Noon (en Español), 5:00 pm
Wednesday...........7:00 - 7:25 am
Thursday...............5:00 - 5:55 pm Friday.....................8:00 - 8:30 am
Saturday................8:00 - 8:30 am
4:00 - 4:45 pm,
6:00 pm (en Español)
or by appointment by calling (815) 338-3377. Para
Español llamar al (815) 338-3377. Please note
that during Lent and Advent there will be additional
confession times scheduled and will be published
on pages 6 or 7 of this bulletin.
Project Rachel Referral Svc. 815-877-LIFE or
313 N. Tryon Street, Woodstock, IL 60098
Office.................................................. 815-338-3598
Fax...................................................... 815-338-3408
Office.................................................. 815-338-4220
Fax...................................................... 815-338-4253
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Woodstock, IL
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Pattie Bredehorst
Funeral Home
1211 Seminary Ave.
Tel: 815-363-3910
Cell: 815-347-7267
“Quality Building Supplies”
Gummerson Rausch Wand Lee
Wombacher, LLC
Attorneys at Law
Practicing law in personal injury, worker’s compensation,
criminal, family, corporate, real estate, zoning, general
litigation, estate planning, probate and medical
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101 S. Benton Street, Suite 201
Woodstock, lllinois 60098
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333 E. Jackson St.
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*Writing *Study Skills *Summer Camps * Homework Help
*Algebra/Geometry *ACT Prep
Jude Schmidt
Custom Construction
(815) 568-6311
1759 N. Richmond Rd. • McHenry, IL 60050
1101 N. Jefferson St. • Harvard, IL
[email protected]
Kevin Kirwan
Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and
Water Heaters
Kevin Kirwan Insurance Agency
Auto • Home • Life • Business
Workers’ Compensation
24 Hour Service
316 S. Main St., Wauconda, IL 60084-1985
[email protected]
CJW Builders, Inc.
Lot Services
Maintenance Company, Inc.
• Sealcoating
• Hot Pour Crackfilling
• Asphalt Repair
• Asphalt Paving
Since 1974
Mon-Sat 6am to 10pm • Sun 6am to 9pm
(815) 337-8230
1110 N. Seminary Ave. (Rt. 47)
Commercial Build-Outs
Home Remodeling • Decks
Roofing • Siding & More
Charles “Joe” Watson
[email protected]
Francis X. Gosser
Attorney At Law
105 Van Buren St.
Toll Free#:
Member of Woodstock, Marengo, Harvard &
Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerece
Trucking • Excavating
Ready Mix Concrete
1345 S. Eastwood Dr. (Rte 47)
Woodstock, IL 60098
21816 Railroad St. • Marengo, IL
Family Eye Care
Prescriptions Filled
206 N. Madison • 338-7810
Delaware Electric
Company, Inc.
(815) 338-3139
Cosmetic Dentistry • Laser Detection Of Cavities
P.O. Box 638 Woodstock, IL 60098
Rebuilds, Relines, Repointing
Repairs, Restorations
Inspections per the NFPA, Sweeps
Robert Haraden, DDS
David Lee, DDS
Over 30 years of experience
661 S. Eastwood Drive • Woodstock, IL 60098
Septic Pumping & Repair
Where The Owners Answer The Phone!
Zoia Monument Co.
Family Owned
Over 124 Years
LIC# 058-109471
For All Your Commercial
& Residential Needs
670 E. Calhoun (815) 338-1936
222 Washington
Woodstock, IL
Paul Skowronski, CFP , CRPC
Business Solutions
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Wealth Management Advisor
(815) 788-2449 •
360 Memorial Drive, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Merrill Lynch Wealth Management makes available products and services offered
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and member SIPC, and other subsidiaries of Bank of America Corporation.
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Since 1960
(815) 338-0549
25+ Years Experience
Phone: 815-353-1768 • Fax: 815-338-3080
E-Mail: [email protected]
Internet Solutions
• Windows
• Do
Doors • Cabi
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15315 Saint Patrick Road
Woodstock, IL 60098
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1401 S. Eastwood (Rt. 47), Woodstock
DFI Floor Works Inc.
Jeff Tkachuk
Truck Safety Inspection
1-800-950-9952 Ext. 2513
335 N. Eastwood Dr. (Rt. 47)
Woodstock, IL 60098
Email: [email protected];
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Over 100 Years of
Family Roofing &
Doug Charles
Fax: 815-337-7139
Woodstock, IL
& Commercial
ASE Certified • Member ASC • Major Credit Cards Accepted
(815) 337-0014
13712 Washington, Woodstock 338-2886
Near Car Wash & Across
Lake Ave. from Wal-Mart
All Natural Frozen Yogurt & Smoothies
124 Cass St. • Woodstock
10% off with coupon
(815) 337-9900
• Extensive Line of Bakery Delights
• Deli • Wedding Cakes • Special Occasions
119 S. Eastwood Drive
(next to Jewel)
122 N. Benton, Woodstock
338-0414 • Harvard: 943-7282
11607 Catalpa Ln., Woodstock
David D. Janes, DDS
Gentle Excellence For Your
Family’s Dental Care
210 N. Madison
Woodstock, IL 60098
orthern Illinois Funeral Services, Inc Residential and Small Business
31632 N. Ellis Drive, Unit 209, Volo, IL 60073
Jim Klocek
Cathy Daniel
Funeral Director & Owner
Commercial - Home - Auto - Life - Health
“We take Pride in Serving Our Families
With Dignity Since 2000”
Cleaning Service
Free Estimates
Fully Insured
“Clean as a freshly cut rose”
Rosa Cruz
Herff’s Auto Service & Tire
Owned by Mike & Teri Herff
Since 1985
Used Auto Parts
Batting Cages • Arcade
Birthday Packages
Find and Buy Auto Parts
Online or Call
Open Sundays
$6.00 For All Ages
1411 S. Eastwood Dr. (Rt.47)
Woodstock, Illinois
(815) 648-2583
Quality Water Conditioning, Inc.
“Quality Water is not a matter of
chance. It is a matter of Choice.”
815-338-3344 • Free Estimates
711 Amsterdam, Woodstock
M.G. Services Landscaping
P.O. Box 484, Woodstock, IL 60098
Email: [email protected]
Melchor Gomez | 815-403-0619 • 815-276-7469
• Sod • Snow Removal • Brick Patios • Mulch
• Tree Service • Lawn Maintenance • Gutter Cleaning
• Retaining Walls • Ground Grooming
Henry H. Sugden III
Buying Gold
Attorney at law
Woodstock Jewelry & Pawn
• Weddings • Pets • Children
Graduations • Senior • Family Groups
• Photos Restored • Special Events
Madsen, Sugden &
One N. Virginia Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014
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220 Main St., Woodstock, IL 60098
815-338-1880 •
Office 815/459-5152
Woodstock Dental
Associates, Ltd.
666 W. Jackson St.
Woodstock, IL 60098
(815) 338-1138
Complete Auto Repair
All Services Guaranteed
Serving the community for over 30 years
Dr. Michael J. Szurek DDS
Dr. Chungyoon Ha DDS
Se Habla Español
121 East Calhoun St.
Mon. - Fri. 10a.m. to 6:30p.m.
Sat. 10a.m. to 4:30p.m.
Salads, Melts
& Homemade
Family Owned and Operated
Serving McHenry County Since 1948
(815) 338-5100
1040 Lake Ave., Woodstock, IL 60098
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Rich Toepper
815-338-9900 • [email protected]
William W. LeFew Agency
248 N. Throop St.
Woodstock IL, 60098
Bus: (815) 334-0000
[email protected]
Residential • Foreclosures • Short Sales
Estates • Land • 25 years experience
Rough Cut Tree Service LLC
Tree Trimming
Tree & Stump Removal
Snow plowing
& Fall clean ups available
Call Dennis
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• Boars Head Deli Serving Soups & Sandwiches
• Premium Ice Cream • Grocery • Beer • Wine • Catering
4409 Greenwood Rd., Greenwood, IL 60098
(just South of Galt Airport)
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