The Gregorian

The Gregorian
“For to everyone who has, more will be given;
But from the one who has not, even what he
has will be taken away.”
November 16, 2014
Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
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St. Gregory the Great
Mission Statement
St. Gregory the Great is a Catholic Church made up of people of many different ages, talents, and cultural backgrounds.
We are an urban faith community with a small town feel of welcome and hospitality. Motivated by our baptismal calling,
we accept our duty to embody the presence of Jesus Christ in the world and to take up the mission he entrusted to us by our
word and example.
We glorify God through support and service of our time, talent, and treasure to our church and to the larger community
in which we live.
BOOK OF THE MONTH
Our spiritual book of the month for November is The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton (New York:
Harcourt, Brace, and Co., 1948) Thomas Merton (1915-1968) is one of the most influential American Catholic
authors of the twentieth century. His autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain, has sold millions of copies and
has been translated into over twenty languages. A modern-day Confessions of Saint Augustine, The Seven Storey
Mountain is one of the most influential religious works of the twentieth century. It tells of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and passionate young man whose search for peace and faith leads him, at the age of twenty-six,
to take vows in one of the most demanding Catholic orders--the Trappist monks. It is available for $10.01 from
Barnes and Noble and for $9.87 from Amazon.
YOUNG PEOPLE’S ICON WORKSHOP
Due to the overwhelming success of our adult and now our Children's Icon Workshop, we will now be offering
the same for pre-teens (8-12). Joe Malham will conduct a two day workshop, in the Icon Studio on the third floor
of the Parish Center, in which the young people will write their own icon under his instruction. The workshop is
scheduled for the weekend of December 6 and 7 from Noon-3 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. The cost for the
two days, including snacks, is $35 per student and a parent or authorized guardian must accompany each student
each day. Please call Joe at the Parish Center to register (773-561-3546) or email him at [email protected]
The class will be limited to 8 students so please register soon. Students must be registered by November 12 and if a
minimum of four are not enrolled by then the workshop will be rescheduled for early 2015.
Weekly Calendar
November 16 (Sunday)
9:00am—Coffee &…—-Cafeteria
5:00pm—Charismatic prayer group—Baseheart rm.
November 17 (Monday)
9:00am—Scripture study—Parish Center
November 18 (Tuesday)
7:00pm—Bingo—Social Hall
November 19 (Wednesday)
6:30pm—Novena—Church
November 20 (Thursday)
7:00pm—Choir rehearsal—Church
November 21 (Friday)
6:45pm—Women’s scripture study—Parish Center
November 22 (Saturday)
10:00am—SSR Classes—Gym Building
Readings for the Week
Monday:
Tuesday:
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:
Rv 1:1-4; 2:1-5; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Lk 18:35-43
Rv 3:1-6, 14-22; Ps 15:2-5; Lk 19:1-10, or,
(for the memorial of the Dedication)
Acts 28:11-16, 30-31; Ps 98:1-6; Mt 14:22-33
Rv 4:1-11; Ps 150:1b-6; Lk 19:11-28
Rv 5:1-10; Ps 149:1b-6a, 9b; Lk 19:41-44
Rv 10:8-11; Ps 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131;
Lk 19:45-48
Rv 11:4-12; Ps 144:1b, 2, 9-10; Lk 20:27-40
Ez 34:11-12, 15-17; Ps 23:1-3, 5-6;
1 Cor 15:20-26, 28; Mt 25:31-46
THANKSGIVING PRAYER SERVICE
You are invited to the annual Edgewater Community
Religious Association Interfaith Thanksgiving Prayer
Service, Sunday, November 23rd at 3:00PM St. Ita
Catholic Church5500 N. Broadway Ave. Chicago, IL
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ST. GREGORY YOUNG ADULTS
St. Nicholas Day Cocktail Party & Shoe Drive
Hosted by St. Gregory’s Young Adults
All are welcome, must be 21
Saturday Dec 6th @ 7:30pm
Fat Cat, 4840 N Broadway St.
Come to the party or bring shoe and sock donations to masses on November 29 & 30th and December 6 & 7th.
*$20 per person includes food (cash bar). All attendees are asked to bring new or gently used pair of shoes
and/or socks.
**Each donations earns you 5 free raffle tickets.
**Shoe and Sock Donations benefit Catholic Charities Refugee Resettlement Program. The Refugee
Resettlement Program provides comprehensive resettlement services to refugees from various regions of
the world during their period of adaptation to a new environment, leading them to greater self-sufficiency.
Activities are planned and arranged to address problems specific to individual/family refugees such as
linguistic and cultural barriers, housing, financial assistance, interpretation and mediation services,
transportation, orientation and case management. Emphasis is placed on early employment for those who
are eligible.
*All the money raised will go toward the construction to St. Gregory's gym building which is currently
undergoing renovations which include adding a handicap accessible ramp and updates to the bathrooms.
NORTHSIDE CATHOLIC ACADEMY (NCA)—BOOK FAIR
Have a Royally Good Time at Northside Catholic Academy’s Fall Book Fair!
Don’t miss the chance to check out new titles and purchase popular reads at NCA’s annual Fall Book Fair. Sir
Readalot’s Castle: Enter the Kingdom of Books, will be held in the NCA primary campus lunchroom, on Sunday,
November 23, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
All proceeds continue to benefit NCA’s primary and middle school teachers, classrooms and libraries, so be sure
to stop by!
GRAND RAFFLE—ANNUAL FUNDRAISER
TICKETS COST
$5.00 EACH
Raffle tickets are available at the back of Church. Please pick some up to purchase for yourself or
sell to your family and friends. Drawing of the winners will be held at the Coffee &.., hosted by St.
Gregory’s Finance Council, in the High School cafeteria on Sunday, December 14th after the
10:30am Mass.
COFFEE &…….
Today, Sunday, November 16, 2014 after the 8:30 & 10:30am Masses in the High School
cafeteria. Hosted by the Filipinos of St. Gregory. Come join us for Coffee & Pastries.
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YEAR OF SACRAMENTS—ONE WORD AT A TIME
Entrust
As we gather around the bedside of our dying loved ones, we entrust them to the Lord.
We can do no more. At some point, although medicine can offer some comfort, it can no
longer keep them alive. We face within ourselves and in our loved ones the poverty and
dependence that has always marked our lives, even when we have not been conscious of it.
Now, we entrust them to God, to the saints, and to the angels. And when we do so, we
acknowledge that we belong to a great communion of holy men and women and of spirits
who serve the living God. What seems to be the most solitary, the loneliest moment of our lives, when we are
dying, is rather a time of communion and connection. The whole Church in heaven and on earth gathers. The
whole Church in this moment of entrustment is our great sacrament of communion in the Lord.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
The good news of today’s Gospel is the extravagance of what is being given us. All we need to do is be
faithful in “small matters.” The cost of fidelity has no comparison to the reward given. When you
give furniture, household items and clothing you no longer use to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul,
You are sharing God’s extravagant love.
Remember to drop off your gently used clothing donations at the SVDP drop box located in the South
Parking Lot of the gym building. For furniture donations, SVDP will pick up from your home. Please call
Lavetta at 773-779-6700 to schedule a pick-up.—Thank you for your support.
MINISTRY OF THE WEEK—SACRISTAN
The sacristan comes one day a week and attends to the clean linens and to the art and environment of the Church.
The sacristan orders wine, hosts, candles and other liturgical items that are used for our Eucharistic liturgies,
coordinates decorating the Church at Christmas and Easter, launders the cassocks and surpluses used by the
altar servers as well as the albs used by the priests and places in the pews the envelopes that are used for special
collections. Volunteers are needed to help with laundry and with the cleaning and decorating of the Church at
Christmas and Easter. The contact person for Sacristan is Dan Creed. 773-561-3546
SCRIPTURE STUDY
Scripture study will take place on Monday, November 17 after the 8:30AM Mass in the Parish Center lower level.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
BAPTISMS
November 2014—WELCOME!
Nellyangelie Miranda
Daughter of Adrian & Nelly Miranda
Alexa Mira Nunez-Vazquez
Daughter of Gabe Nunez & Victor Vazquez
Anastazia Marie Pilewicz
Daughter of Conrad & Adrienne Pilewicz
Patterson Thomas William Radoszewski
Son of Patrick & Rebecca Radoszewski
Madeline Grace Schultz
Daughter of Chad & Stephanie Schultz
Zadie Louise Vickers
Daughter of Justin & Rebecca Vickers
Christian Joseph Firnstein
Son of Robert & Margaret Firnstein
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THANKSGIVING DAY FOOD DRIVE
Please bring non-perishable food items to the Thanksgiving Day Liturgy, Thursday,
November 27, 2014 at 10:30a.m.. Non-food items such as bar soap, dish detergent,
toilet paper, Kleenex, and paper towels are also needed and much appreciated.
Your donations are delivered to local families, nursing homes, the Catholic Worker
and other charitable organizations.
I can't save the environment
all by myself….
However, individual efforts, taken
collectively, Can make a difference.
Please join others in our parish that
are recycling their newspapers,
magazines, catalogs, and old mail
in the Paper Retriever® container
located in our south parking lot.
You will be aiding our Environmental
Stewardship calling as well as raising funds
for our Church Maintenance Programs.
SCRIP PROGRAM
All orders placed the previous weekend can be picked up the following weekend at the 4:30pm Mass on Saturday
or the 8:30 & 10:30am Mass on Sunday. PLEASE CONSIDER BUYING YOUR GIFT CARDS THROUGH OUR SCRIP
PROGRAM. Rebates received from SCRIP go towards the Social Hall Renovation. Login to shopwithscrip.com to
see what’s new and check out their current promotional items.—Thank you for supporting the Scrip Program!
FRIENDSHIP CLUB
Make your plans to join us for some great activities!
Dec 10, 2014—11:00am—Christmas Party at Monastero’s
Cost $30.00
Jan 14, 2015—12:00pm—Regular meeting
BINGO—Bingo at St. Gregory is “Smoke Free”
TUESDAY NIGHT BINGO
AT ST. GREGORY
Games begin at 7:00 PM in the
Gym Basement—Social Hall (1609 West Gregory St.)
$2,250 in prizes (includes 2— $500 games)
True friendship comes when the silence between
two people is comfortable.—David Tyson Gentry
In case of bad weather, please call the Parish Center at
773-561-3546, after 2:00p.m. for possible cancellation.
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Mass Intentions For The Week
SUNDAY, November 16
8:30—+Magdalena Marcos Fusilero, 2nd anniv. of death
10:30—+Mary Kay Teister
+James Fitzgerald
MONDAY, November 17
8:30—Parishioners
TUESDAY, November 18
8:30—Parishioners
WEDNESDAY, November 19
8:30— Memorial Fund
THURSDAY, November 20
8:30—Parishioners
FRIDAY, November 21
8:30—+Jorge Arellano
SATURDAY, November 22
8:30—Parishioners
4:30—+Alice M. & Martin Dungan
+Tony Ardizzone
SUNDAY, November 23
8:30—+Claudia Alforque
10:30—+Ben Holmberg
Prayer List
Please pray for the sick and all those
who have asked for our prayers.
Bob Connelly
Patrick Ryan
Tom Ahlfeld
Eloise Coughlin
Kelly Dwyer
Ted Moore
Ray Lariosa
Rita Burke
Antoinette Bedoe
Cookie Anderson
Mary Huinker
Brenda S. Viray
Bill Lee
Horace Rutledge
John De Vitto
Eloise Coughlin
Art Birt
Carmen Rodriguez
Donna Torres
Lily Osborne
Peter Saldanha
Virginia Rodriquez
Henry Birt
Jesse Osborne
Marylyn Ahlfeld
Arlene Blake
Dan O’Connell
Patricia Zakrzewski
Pamela Birt King
Val Szymczak
Anne-Helene Cagney
Emilia Salamida Gilber
Juanita B. Lopez
Grace Sullinger
Tom Moulder
Carolyn Liesen
Dolores Riccardo
Dan Ahlfeld
Delia Connelly
Our Armed Forces
Keep in your prayers
all who are in the
armed forces.
Dominick Kearns
Joseph Guido Jr.
Erix A. Sutton
Matthew Harvey
David Murcio
Ramil Cabute
John Hernandez
Tony Murillo
Nino Villamore
Edward Hurtado
Michael Ignoffo
Gloria Qualls
Nicholas Ignoffo
Wedding Banns
Memorial fund
In Loving Memory:
II. Richard Balbarin & Olivia Layug
II. Jeramie Soto & Roxanne Valencia
+Beverly Larson
By: Marlene & Gerry Malone
Special Intentions:
Louise Schultz, God’s healing love
By: Sr. Barbara Quinn
MINISTERS OF CARE
If you are homebound or know someone that is, and
would like Holy Communion brought to you, please
contact the Parish Center at 773-561-3546.
Liturgical Ministries (November 22/November 23)
Saturday—4:30pm
Sunday—8:30am
Sunday—10:30am
Presider
Fr. Brian Fischer
Fr. John Moulder
Fr. Paul Wachdorf
Lectors/Commentators
Jon Hageman
Millie Slane
Sr. Regina De Vitto
Leila Janssens
Winston Buenvenida
Judy Nocek
Eucharistic Ministers
Gerald Malone
Kathy Moore
Sr. Barbara Quinn
Letty Baltazar
Carmen Delgado
Joanne Prorok
Mickey Chigas
Eunice Daniels
Butch Odulio
Ines Odulio
Molly Sheridan
Ian Sheridan
MC-Mary Lynn Dekold
Isaiah Medina
Kailee Carro
MC-Joe Siapno
Axel Gouegnon
Megan Carney
Charlie Sell
MC-Joe Franco
Altar Servers
Volunteer
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Sunday and Holy Day
Collection Totals
For Fiscal Year July 1—June 30
September
Envelopes
Cash/Loose
Electronic Giving Total
September 7
$1,651
$1,110
$2,761
September 14
$3,667
$1,180
$4,847
September 21
$1,987
$2,205
September 28
$2,506
$1,349
Holy Days
$ 15
$
$
$ 15
Total
$9,826
$5,844
$9,005
$24,675
$9,005
$13,197
$3,855
Over/(Under) Monthly Budget—Year-to-Date
($7,876)
Year-to-Date Collected as of September 30, 2014
$73,372
Planned Annual Budget for Sunday & Holy Day Collections
$325,000
YTD Collected as a percentage of Planned Annual Budget
23%
ST. GREGORY THE GREAT PARISH AND SCHOOL INFORMATION AND SERVICES
Parish Center
Masses
5545 N. Paulina St., Chicago, IL 60640
773-561-3546
773-728-3827 (fax)—www.stgregory.net
Sunday: Saturday Evening—4:30pm, Sunday—8:30am, and
10:30am.
Weekdays: Monday—Saturday—8:30am
Holy Days of Obligation: Please check the Sunday bulletin for
Holy Day Schedules.
Hours:
M-Th 9:00am—7:00 pm
Fri- 9:00am—4:30pm
Sat.- 9:00am—4:30pm, Sun.—9:00am—12:00pm
Pastoral Staff
Rev. Paul Wachdorf, Pastor
Rev. Brian Fischer, Associate Pastor
Rev. John Moulder, Resident
Sr. Barbara Quinn, Pastoral Associate
Sr. Regina De Vitto, Pastoral Associate
Mr. John Miaso, Business Manager
Mr. Patrick Godon, Director of Music & Liturgy
Ms. Bernadette Daniels, Administrative Asst.
Mr. Dan Creed, Sacristan
Mr. Joseph Malham, Artist-in-Residence
Quest Theatre Ensemble, Artists-in-Residence
International Chamber Artists, Artists-in-Residence
www.ICAmusic.org
Schools
Northside Catholic Academy
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Admissions Office: 773-743-6277
St. Gregory Credit Union
1609 W. Gregory St., Chicago, IL 60640
773-561-5493
Sunday 9:30am—12:00pm
Wednesday 7:00pm—9:00pm
Sacraments
Baptisms: First Sunday of the Month—1:00pm (except
during Lent)
Weddings: Arrange with a pastoral staff member at least six
months in advance. Participation in marriage preparation is
essential.
Reconciliation
Saturday– 3:30pm—4:15pm
Services
Prayer Requests: If you or a family member or relative is ill
and would like to be included on the list of prayer requests,
please call the Parish Center.
Mass Intentions: You may request a Mass intention for
someone who is living or deceased or special occasions such
as birthdays, special anniversary, get well wishes. Please call
or stop by the Parish Center.
Devotions
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: 1st Friday of each
month, 9:00am-9:00pm, except when funerals are scheduled.
Novena To Our Lady of Perpetual Help: Wednesdays 6:30pm
Taizé Prayer Service
The Taizé prayer service will focus on seasonal icons.
Taizé Prayer Service will be held in Church on Sundays at
4:00pm. Please check the bulletin or our website at
www.stgregory.net (under the “About Us” tab) for the next
scheduled prayer service.