Holy Name of Mary Church

Holy Name of Mary Church
11159 South Loomis Street ● Chicago, Illinois 60643 ● (773) 238-6800 ● Fax: (773) 238-7304
Website: www.holynameofmarychurch.org ● E-mail: [email protected]
November 16, 2014
Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
CELEBRATING BLACK CATHOLIC HISTORY MONTH
Father Thomas Jackson, OP, Pastor
Ms. Lynn Green, Religious Education
Ms Yvette Wilson, Youth Ministry
Ms. Earlene Stokes, Church Secretary
Mrs. Joyce Taylor, Liturgy Coordinator
Mr. Justin Brady, Ms. Zaida Davidson, Ms. Carolyn McQuerter, Rev. Donald Smith, Music Ministers
SUNDAY MASSES: 8:00 A.M. and 11:00 A.M.
WEDNESDAY MASS: 6:00 P.M. in the Ministry Center
SATURDAY MASS: 4:00 P.M.
CONFESSIONS: 15 minutes before all Masses
BIBLE STUDY: Every Tuesday 7:00 P.M. in the Ministry Center
ST VINCENT DE PAUL EMERGENCY HELP: Contact Mr. Nicholas Virgil 708-527-1926.
BAPTISMS: Parents be sure to make an appointment for the Instructions for Baptism.
MARRIAGES: Please consult with the priest at least four months before the wedding.
HOLY DAY MASS SCHEDULE: 7:00 P.M. in the Church.
REGISTRATION: See Fr. Tom after one of the Masses or any day at the Rectory.
Mission Statement
We are Catholic Ambassadors for Christ who walk by faith, guided by the Holy Spirit and nurtured by Word and Sacraments.
We pledge to continue our Christian mission of spreading God's Word, bringing more people to Christ,
mentoring our youth and young adults, and serving our community.
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GOD’S WORD TODAY
The Letters of Paul to the Thessalonians are among his
earliest writings, and are driven by his belief and the belief of the entire early Christian community that the return of Christ was imminent. Therefore, to devote time or
attention to anything else was foolish.
As time progressed, this fervor receded a bit. Today
we may wonder, when we hear these readings about the
coming end-times, if we should take them to heart. What
should we do when we hear that the day of the Lord will
come upon us “like a thief at night”? (1 Thessalonians
5:2) Does this mean we are to stop our long-range goalsetting, get rid of our yearly calendars and planners, or
stop putting money in the college education fund? Of
course not. What it does mean is that we need to change
our lives, living like children of the light and illuminating
the world around us with the light of the gospel. Then, on
that day, when the details of our daily living become unimportant, we will be ready to find our peace and security in Christ Jesus.
During the time of Jesus, a talent was an extremely large sum of money. Sixty minas made up one
talent and a mina equaled one hundred dinarii. Two thousand years ago, an average worker in Palestine earned
one dinarius a day. When Jesus told the parable we hear
in today’s Gospel, he knew his listeners would realize
that each of the servants had been entrusted with a huge
sum of money. This money, well invested, had the potential for earning a tremendous amount more.
The spiritual talents entrusted to us during our
pilgrimage on earth also have the potential for yielding
extraordinary results. These spiritual gifts must be invested. In other words, they must be used. When used, they
help build up the kingdom of God. They bring peace and
comfort to the despairing. They bring the good news to
the disenfranchised. They bring food and shelter to the
hungry and homeless. As the liturgical year winds down,
this parable asks us to assess the extent to which we have
invested our spiritual talents. Their potential is extraordinary. How extraordinary are the results of our investment
of them in the last year?
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From Saint Margaret Sunday Missal, copyright © J. S. Paluch Company
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Reflecting on God’s Word
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
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
….God gives us five talents’ worth of life or two talents’
worth or even one talent’s worth, and with it enough energy to double it. Sometimes, though, God drops in when
we’d rather be left alone, and so we try to bury God just
because the situation doesn’t look very life-giving to us.
Yet it can be life-giving, like the weary routine of raising
children or going to the same job we’ve been going to for
the past twenty-five years or taking care of an aging parent. Eventually we may find out that burying such life is
more deadly than the risk of living it, and living it brings
a higher yield than we could ever expect.
—Rev. Joseph J. Juknialis
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IN GOOD FAITH
ACTION OF THE WEEK
The Sacraments’ word for this week is:
Read the articles about the people
on the cover in the Nov. issue of
The Drum, at
www.blackcatholicchicago.org.
Share what you learned.
ENTRUST
Enjoy!
PARISH NEWS
PRAYER FOR THE WEEK
THE DRUM
The Drum is the newsletter of the Office for Black Catholics. Read the articles about Black Catholic History and
some of the people on the bulletin cover. The Drum also
gives information on what is happening in the Black
Catholic Community of Chicago.
Good and Gracious God, we thank you today
for all that you have provided for us out of your
abundant bounty. We praise you for you are God
and God alone. We love you Lord and wish to be
your servant today and always.
You have made us holy simply by creating
us in your image and likeness. From the very beginning of time you have called us “good.” You dwell
in us making us your holy temple.
You have given each of us a role in carrying
out the mission of Jesus Christ. You equip us for this
role by giving us time, talent and treasure. Help us
to use these gifts for your honor and glory. Amen
ARCHBISHOP CUPICH The Installation Mass for
our new Archbishop is Tuesday, November 18 at 2pm at
Holy Name Cathedral. It will be televised live on Channel 9. The service will include the reading of the Apostolic Mandate by the Apostolic Nuncio of the United
States, followed by the seating of Archbishop Cupich in
the cathedra (chair). Cardinal George will present the
crozier (his staff) to the Archbishop. Archbishop Cupich
will preside at the Liturgy and deliver the homily.
MINISTER OF CARE MEETING
There will be a meeting of the Ministers of Care after the
11am Mass in the Ministry Center.
NEW HYMNALS
Today is the last day to donate a hymnal to the parish in
your name or in the name of a deceased loved one. The
hymnals are $20 each. Place your order today.
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THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Having only modest talent is no excuse for not using it.
BAKE SHOP 134
Court #134 is sponsoring “The Down-Home Bake Sale”
next weekend after each Mass. Don’t bake; purchase your
Thanksgiving cakes and pies from Court #134.
CANNED GOOD REQUEST
The St. Vincent de Paul Society is asking for donations
of canned good and dry ingredients for the Thanksgiving
baskets. Please bring items that you would put on your
Thanksgiving table and put them in the box in the back of
church.
SECOND COLLECTION
The second collection next Sunday, 11/23 is for the
Campaign for Human Development.
FINANCIAL REPORT
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Tithes & Offerings
Votive Candles
Hymnals
Building Fund
$4,103.32
25.11
340.00
80.00
BUILDING FUND TOTAL $47,496
SAVE THE DATES
Saturday, November 22—Libation Service for those who have died this year during the 4pm Mass. Please fill out
the forms in the back of Church.
Thursday, November 27—Thanksgiving Day — Mass is at 10am.
Saturday, November 29—Advent Preparation & Reconciliation Service from 1pm-3pm in the Church. Scripture
reading, small group discussions, music and much more. Priests will be available
to hear confessions. Don’t miss it this year.
Sunday, November 30—First Sunday of Advent
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