February 1, 2015 - Holy Cross Catholic Church

Holy Cross
Catholic Church
• 2300 Main St., Batavia, Illinois 60510-7625 •
• 630-879-4750 Parish • 630-879-4751 Rel. Ed. •
• 630-593-5290 School •
Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
February 1, 2015
PASTORAL STAFF
Rev. James W. Parker, Pastor
Rev. Timothy J. Draper, PV
Rev. Daniel P. Zdebik, OFM Conv., PV
Mr. Raymond J. Martin, Deacon
Mr. Larry J. Motyka, Deacon
Mr. Kenneth R. Ramsey, Deacon
PARISH OFFICE HOURS
Mon-Fri
8:30AM-Noon &
1:00PM-4:30PM
MASS SCHEDULE
Sunday Mass
Saturday
Sunday
4:15PM Anticipatory
6:30AM, 8:00AM,
9:45AM, 11:15AM
REMINDER: Beginning Sunday,
February 22nd 11:15AM Mass will
be moved to 11:30AM in an effort
to alleviate traffic congestion in the
parking lot.
Weekday Mass
Mon-Fri
6:30AM, 8:00AM
Saturday
8:30AM
CONFESSION TIMES
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
7:00-7:30AM
7:00-7:30AM and
6:00PM-until all
are heard
7:00-7:30AM
7:00-7:30AM
7:00-7:30AM
9:00AM-until all
are heard
and 3:00-3:45PM
9:15-9:45AM until
Mass begins
DEVOTIONS
Chaplet of Divine Mercy
Tuesdays
Saturdays
8:30AM
4:00PM
Chaplet of Divine Mercy with
Healing Service
Tuesdays
6:00PM
Daily Rosary
Mon-Fri
Saturdays
6:00AM & 7:30AM
8:00AM
Hour of Prayer and Adoration for Life
1st Sat of Month 9:00AM
First Friday Holy Hour
1st Fri of Month
7:30PM
Perpetual Adoration of the
Blessed Sacrament
Sunday 1:00PM - Saturday 1:00PM
PARISH E-MAIL
[email protected]
PARISH WEBSITE
www.holycross-batavia.org
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Saturday
April 18, 2015
Monday, February 2nd
7:00PM in the church
The priests of the Rockford Diocese will be attending the
Winter Clergy Meetings this February. In previous years
this would take place in St. Charles at Pheasant Run. Since
they are undergoing remodeling, our meetings have been
moved to a hotel in Wisconsin. This has presented a
difficulty for having priests available to offer the Masses
and Confession. Because of distance and lack of priests,
we will NOT have Masses nor Confessions from Monday,
February 9 through Wednesday, February 11. We asked the monks at
Marmion and a number of other priests but, unfortunately, they are not able
to assist. At our last deanery meeting this dilemma was raised. My brother
pastors said they have cancelled Masses for this time period. We will have a
Communion Service led by one of the deacons each morning at 6:30AM and
on Wednesday Morning at 8:00AM. I thank you in advance for your understanding.
On March 19th, the Solemnity of St. Joseph, we will offer a special evening
Mass at 5:30PM followed by a healing service using St. Joseph’s Oil. This oil
will be distributed as we did for St. Padre Pio’s feast day. We will also have our
St. Joseph Table at 6:30PM in Donovan Hall. He is a very powerful intercessor.
St. Teresa of Avila wrote, “Would that I could persuade all men to be devoted
to this glorious Saint [St. Joseph], for I know by long experience what blessings he can obtain for us from God… It is now very many years since I began
asking him for something on his feast, and I have always received it. If the
petition was in any way amiss, he rectified it for my greater good . . .” Come
and celebrate his feast day.
For those who are interested, I, and a brother priest, have been asked to be
the spiritual directors for a Marian Pilgrimage to Medjugorje this summer. We
will pray many rosaries and chaplets along with daily Mass. If you are interested, please contact Mary’s Pilgrim at 317-888-0873.
God bless you with His peace,
Come spend some time
in Song and Prayer with our Lord
in the Blessed Sacrament.
46th ANNUAL
Fr. Parker
Applications are currently being accepted for a faith-based, passionate, and
visionary educator to serve as principal of Holy Cross Catholic Elementary
School in Batavia, IL beginning July 1st, 2015.
The successful candidate shall:
• be a professed and practicing Catholic educator,
• lead the school staff in increasing their knowledge and applying
instructional practices,
• be a consensus builder with school staff and parish staff, and with
school community and parish community,
• hold a current Illinois administrative License or be eligible to apply for a
license,
• have a minimum of 5 years of teaching and/or administrative experience,
preferably in a Catholic school.
Featuring Al Ritter
President of The Ritter Consulting Group
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH
6:30PM in Donovan Hall
Hosted by Holy Cross Church
$15 Donation
Tickets are available after Mass and
in the Parish Office
Please forward cover letter, resume and other credentials to Mr. Michael
Kagan, Superintendent of Schools for the Rockford Diocese at:
[email protected] or mail to:
Catholic Education Office
Diocese of Rockford
P.O. Box 7044
Rockford, IL 61125
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
LITURGY, PARISH CALENDAR, MASS OFFERINGS
LITURGY
Sat. 4:15PM
2/7
1st Reader
C. Plewa
2nd Reader
K. Meeker
Commentator
Cantor/Deacon
EMs
L. Cella
G. Norris
C. Augustine
J. Norris
R. Heise
B. Ward
M. Bergeron
Altar Servers
A. Theis
H. Eng
R. Eng
S. Despe
A. Jones
Greeters
Duck Family
P. Stachowicz
Sun. 6:30AM
2/8
1st & 2nd
Reader
M. Buckley
Commentator
D. Burdelak
EMs
R. Kautz
B. Pogwizd
B. Schlameuss
K. Kosek
J. Lorenzo
P. Schnaitman
Altar Servers
T. Tyznik
G. Tyznik
J. Knott
L. Knott
J. Knott
Greeters
P. Zink
S. Foran
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Sun. 8:00AM
2/8
1st Reader
Scouts
2nd Reader
Scouts
Commentator
Cantor/Deacon
EMs
C. Clarey
J. Glemkowski
M. Neidermann
M. Moss
D. Hymel
P. McEniry
S. Touney
L. Mahler
L. Lanute
Altar Servers
D. Mahler
A. Barth
D. Barth
S. Peters
J. Schafer
Greeters
Scouts
MASS SCHEDULE
Monday, February 2
The Presentation of the Lord
6:30AM SI Fr. Tom Burns, MSC on
the 50th Anniversary of
his Ordination to the
Priesthood
8:00AM t Tom and Myrtle Ford
Tuesday, February 3
Saint Blaise, Bishop and Martyr,
Saint Ansgar, Bishop
6:30AM t Elizabeth Buckley
8:00AM t Shorty Stenman
Wednesday, February 4
6:30AM t Fr. Les Echevia
8:00AM t Edith Schwartz
Thursday, February 5
Saint Agatha, Virgin and Martyr
6:30AM L/D Members of the Zachman
and Murphy Families
8:00AM t Janice Fanucci
Friday, February 6
Saint Paul Miki and Companions, Martyrs
6:30AM t Frank Stagno
8:00AM t Edith Schwartz
Saturday, February 7
8:30AM SI Steve Collins
4:15PM SI Parishioners of Holy Cross
Sunday, February 8
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
6:30AM L/D Gaulke and Murphy
Families
8:00AM t Jim Smudde
9:45AM
In Thanksgiving for Baby
Thomas William Abner
11:15AM t Fares and Souad Romanos
Sun. 9:45AM
2/8
1st Reader
T. Grau
2nd Reader
S. Grau
Commentator
Cantor/Deacon
EMs
M. Middendorf
D. Schroeder
T. Schroeder
R. Schroeder
C. Gundrum
B. Johnson
J. O’Reilly
K. Kennedy
Altar Servers
C. O’Brien
M. Paschoud
C. Werner
M. Figueras
R. Hoffner
Greeters
A. Luebbering
J. Olsen
J. Melcher
Sun. 11:15AM
2/8
1st Reader
L. Hammack
2nd Reader
L. Tefft
Commentator
Cantor/Deacon
EMs
Acolyte
B. Hammack
M. Riordan
K. Moore
J. Perez
G. Timm
T. Wulff
G. Zurava
D. Thomas
Altar Servers
A. Russell
F. Motyka
A. Kornerup
L. Sims
G. Sims
Greeters
J. Bala
M. Balek
CANDLE SCHEDULE
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SI Special Intentions of
L/D Living and Deceased Members of
The Adoration Chapel Candles are lit
for the intentions of any parishioner or in
memory of any of our deceased. The offering is $40.00 for one week, Monday through
Sunday.
The Sanctuary Presence Lamp, that burns
to let us know of Jesus’ Presence in the
Tabernacle, will be lit for the intentions of
any parishioner or in memory of any of our
deceased. The offering is $10.00 for one
week, Monday through Sunday. The Lamp will
burn In Memory of William Blake the week
of February 2nd - February 8th.
Monday,
8:30AM
5:00PM
6:00PM
7:00PM
7:00PM
7:00PM
Tuesday,
6:00PM
6:45PM
7:00PM
7:00PM
Are you going on a trip and need to
find a Catholic church to attend?
Check out: www.masstimes.org
This website lists
churches and
their Mass times
throughout the world.
February 3
Adoration, Chapel
HCCSchool, Entire Facility
Tues. RE, Entire Facility
Healing Service and
Confessions, Church
RCIA, CECC 207
CIC, CECC 205, 202
Theology of the Body,
Donovan
Wednesday, February 4
Adoration, Chapel
HCCSchool, Entire Facility
8:45AM
1 Thing is 3 Retreat,
Donovan
10:30AM
MM Prayer Grp, CECC 202
Wed. RE, Entire Facility
5:30PM
Abbellimenti, CECC 101
6:15PM
Cantate Deo, CECC 101
7:00PM
Theology of the Body,
CECC 112
7:00PM
Forum Open Gym, Gym
7:30PM
Chancel Choir, CECC 101
Thursday,
4:45PM
5:30PM
6:15PM
6:30PM
7:00PM
8:00PM
Friday,
9:30AM
Saturday,
6:30AM
6:30AM
9:00AM
9:30AM
9:45AM
TRAVELING?
LOOKING FOR A CHURCH?
February 2
Adoration, Chapel
HCCSchool, Entire Facility
Women’s Prayer Group, MR
SPRED CECC 206, 207
1 Thing is 3 Retreat,
CECC 203
Boy Scouts, Donovan
Adult Bells, CECC 101
Festival of Praise, Church
10:00AM
10:00AM
Noon
Sunday,
5th Sunday
9:30AM
9:45AM
11:00AM
1:00PM
7:00PM
February 5
Adoration, Chapel
HCCSchool, Entire Facility
Cursillo, MR
Youth Bells, CECC 101
Youth Choir, CECC 101
SVDP, Mary
1 Thing is 3 Retreat,
CECC 203, Donovan
Men’s Basketball, Gym
February 6
Adoration, Chapel
HCCSchool, Entire Facility
CRECHE, Church, Donovan
February 7
Adoration, Chapel
Men’s Group, St. Mary
That Man Is You,
CECC 203, 204
1 Thing is 3 Retreat,
CECC 202
BBB Planning Mtg., BR
Dedicated Suffering,
CECC 201
Contemporary Choir, CECC
101
1st Reconciliation, Church
1st Reconciliation, Church
February 8
in Ordinary Time
PMT, CECC
Sunday School
1 Thing is 3 Retreat,
CECC 203
Altar Server Training,
Church
Schola, CECC 101
HOLY CROSS RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
YOUTH MINISTRIES AND YOUTH ACTIVITIES
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RE Calendar of Events for the Week of February 1st - February 8th
Sunday, Feb. 1
Pre-K & K
9:45AM
Tuesday, Feb. 3
Grs. 1-5
Grs. 6-8
4:45PM-6:00PM & 7:00PM-8:15PM
4:45PM-6:15PM & 7:00PM-8:30PM
Wednesday, Feb. 4
Grs. 1-5
Grs. 6-8
4:45PM-6:00PM & 6:45PM-8:00PM
4:45PM-6:15PM & 6:45PM-8:15PM
Saturday, Feb. 7
1st Reconcilation
Sunday, Feb. 8
Pre-K & K
10:00AM & Noon
9:45AM
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
VBS DATES FOR 2015 ARE JUNE 22ND - 26TH
MS YOUTH MINISTRY
-An Afternoon of Open Gym - Feb. 15th, 1:00PM-3:00PM
-Confirmation Candidate/Sponsor Workshop
(A-L) February 21st, 11:00AM-4:00PM
-Confirmation Candidate/Sponsor Workshop
(M-Z) February 22nd, 12:15PM-5:15PM
Summer HS Weekly Ministry
-Here I Am Lord Conference - Mar. 6th @ 6:30PM
Evening of Prayer, more details to come...
-Here I Am Lord Conference - Mar. 7th 8:30AM-2:30PM
Faith Enrichment Day, more details to come...
-Camp WOW Parent Mtg - March 12th
-Confirmation Retreat - March 14th
(A-L) 9:00AM-1:00PM
(M-Z) 2:00PM-6:00PM
-Teen Led Stations of the Cross - March 20th at 6:00PM
Soup Dinner to Follow in Donovan Hall
-Middle School Students-Camp WOW - June 15th-18th for
current 6th-8th graders. Registration Forms are online
and in the narthex.
Contact Jen Haviland at 630-879-4751x111 or via email at:
[email protected] with questions regarding
any of these upcoming events.
Corporal Works of Mercy: Feed the hungry; Give drink to the thirsty; Clothe the naked;
Harbor the harborless; Visit the sick; Ransom the captive; Bury the dead.
Spiritual Works of Mercy: Instruct the ignorant; Counsel the doubtful; Admonish sinners;
Bear wrongs patiently; Forgive offenses willingly; Comfort the afflicted; Pray for the living and the dead.
-HOLY CROSS RESPECT LIFE MINISTRY...To get involved or
for more info call Kathleen Dietz at: 630-482-9908 or
[email protected] .
Fourth Friday - Friday, February 27th is Holy Cross's day to
provide a prayerful presence at Planned Parenthood in
Aurora. Please come out as a witness to the sanctity of life.
For more info contact Kathleen Dietz.
Spiritual Adoption Month 6 - I am developing quite beautifully now. At 1 1/2 to 2 pounds and 12 inches long, I am
twice as big as I was last month. I am sitting up most of the
time to accommodate the final movement of all my internal organs. From 26 weeks, babies exhibit a whole range of
typical baby behavior and moods, including scratching,
smiling, crying, hiccupping, and sucking. Babies born
prematurely at this time have a very good chance of
surviving. Don’t forget to pray for my mother and me.
“The values of Christianity are unalterably opposed to the
modern secular culture of choice." Pope John Paul II
EVENING OF HOPE ON BROADWAY,
Waterleaf Pregnancy Health Center Fundraiser
Saturday, February 7th, 2015
6:00PM cocktails, 7:00PM dinner
The Abbington
Rt. 53 and Butterfield Rd
Glen Ellyn, IL
Cocktail Attire
$500 for Table of 10 or $50 per ticket
For ticket reservation or to make a donation:
www.waterleafwc/org
or contact Kelly at 630-701-6270
SAVE THE DATE!!
Coming to the Randall 15
theater March 3, 4 and 5,
2015. A pro-life documentary about a pastor in South
Korea who is the creator of
the Baby Box. His Baby Box
is the first and only box in
Korea that is for collecting
abandoned babies who are
physically or mentally handicapped or are just unwanted
by their mothers. It's a film
about the forgotten, the disabled, the discarded, and the man who gave everything to
protect them. Here is a link to a story about him:
http://www.lifenews.com/2013/05/28/south-korea-pastorsdrop-box-saves-abandoned-babies-from-infanticide/
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-HavE YOu EvER CONSIDERED HELPINg THE HOMELESS aT HESED
HOuSE IN OuR COMMuNITY? ... Holy Cross provides relief for
Hesed House on the first Friday of each month. Our next time of
service will be February 6, 2015. Interested in this ministry?
Contact Carole Meeker at 630-761-4252 or via email:
[email protected] .
-BaTavIa INTERFaITH FOOD PaNTRY, 100 Flinn Dr., Batavia: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!! Holy Cross provides help for the Pantry the
2nd Tuesday of each month from 12:45PM-3:00PM and also
when there is a 5th Tuesday or Friday from 9:45AM-Noon. If you
would like to help with this ministry please contact Marisol via
email at: [email protected]
The Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, volunteer agency that is directed and operated by community and
local church volunteers throughout the Fox Valley. Those who visit
and use the Food Pantry are our neighbors and friends: people
with disabilities, seniors, low income families, and families who
have lost their jobs.
Hours of Operation for the Food Pantry:
Monday and Thursday Evenings
6:30PM to 7:30PM
Tuesday Afternoon
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Friday Morning
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Holy Cross has a monthly collection the first weekend of each
month. Our next collection is the weekend of Feb. 28th & Mar.
1st. We are responsible for collecting non-perishable food items
and paper products. All donations should be brought to church
and placed in the coat closet in the narthex.
-MEAL MINISTRY - Whether welcoming a new baby or dealing
with an illness or death in the family, having some help with meal
prep is a tremendous way of showing how much we care for each
other. If you would like to be a part of this ministry, or you could
be helped by this ministry, please contact Kathleen Dietz at:
630-482-9908 or [email protected] .
-ADORATION UPDATE - We are in urgent need of adorers on:
Sunday
Monday
12:00AM, 3:00AM, 4:00PM
Tuesday
Wednesday
12:00AM, 6:00AM, 9:00AM
Thursday
1:00AM, 2:00AM, 1:00PM
Friday
10:00AM, 7:00PM
Saturday
2:00AM, 5:00AM
In addition, Hourly Captains are needed for midnight, 1:00AM and
8:00PM. Hourly Captains’ duties are to find a sub when needed
for their hour or fill in when a sub cannot be found. If you can
help, call Pat Roatch at: 630-879-4750 x110 or
[email protected]
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IS BACK IN
DONOVAN HALL
SUNDAYS
FOLLOWING 8:30AM AND 9:45AM MASSES
Are you new to the parish? Would you like to meet new families?
Do you have children in Sunday School? Now that the weather is
cold, St. Vincent dePaul Society hosts coffee and donuts most
Sundays. All proceeds go to help the needy in our community.
Catholic Women’s Book Club
Beginning this January
Here at Holy Cross in Donovan Hall
9:00AM - 11:000AM
FEB 17
MAR 17
APR 21
MAY 19
Crossing the Tiber by Steven Ray
Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist by Brad Pitre
Joan of Arc by Mark Twain
Walking with Mary by Dr. Edward Sri
For questions contact: Laura Kosmach (630) 845-1384 or Ann Marie
Schwartz (630) 209-8824
Holy Cross Enriching Lives Ministry
NEED ASSISTANCE, OR KNOW OF SOMEBODY WHO DOES?
Phone: 630 879-4750 x-321 or E-Mail: [email protected]
To join the Enriching Lives Ministry, click on ‘Join Ministry?'
at: www.holycross-batavia.org/outreach/elm
VOLUNTEERING TO HELP SPECIAL NEEDS
CHILDREN Association For Individual
Development (AID)
(Editor’s Note: This organization, AID, is
and has been very special and needed in
our community. Quietly, it takes care of
hundreds of special needs children, truly
God’s angels. My deceased sister, Judy,
benefited greatly from AID. They helped
her very difficult life be more enjoyable.
Please consider volunteering, even if only
a couple of hours per week or even less
often. You’ll be rewarded ten times over.)
Please contact Maureen Spradlin at AID
if you have questions or are interested
in volunteering (630 966-4020 or
[email protected])
IF INTERESTED IN HELPING, PLEASE CONTACT THE MINISTRY (SEE ABOVE).
Holy Cross Scout Sunday
February 8, 2015
8:00AM Mass
All Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts,
American Heritage Girls, and Girl
Scouts are invited to attend. If your
scout is receiving a religious award
and would like to participate by
carrying a pack/troop flag, greeting parishioners, shadowing
an usher, presenting the offertory gifts, or distributing
bulletins, please contact Julie Goodwin at (630) 879-9813 or
[email protected] Parents of scouts and/or scout leaders
who are Holy Cross Extraordinary Ministers, Lectors, or serve
in the choir, are encouraged to contact your ministry
coordinator for scheduling on Scout Sunday.
End of Life Issues and Funeral Practicalities
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Holy Cross Church
2300 Main Street ‐ Batavia, IL 60510
7:00PM in the Church
Presented by
St. Michael Ministry of Compassionate Care
Join us for this remarkable opportunity which has
been created with your needs in mind. We are a
parish family and none of us walk alone. Do come
walk with us on this special Lenten journey.
End of Life Issues &
Funeral/Cremaon Praccalies
Presented by ~
Rev. Kenneth P. Wasilewski, S.T.L.
Diocese of Rockford Ethicist
Ques$ons and Answers to Follow
Pre‐Arrangement of Catholic Funeral Services
and Catholic Funeral Protocol
Presented by ~ Mr. Bryan Moss/Parishioner
Moss Family Funeral Home
Ques$ons and Answers to Follow
Closing Comments
Mary Ann Sestak, Founder and Facilitator
St. Michael Ministry of Compassionate Care
Closing Prayer and Blessing
Rev. Jim Parker, Pastor of Holy Cross Catholic Church, Batavia
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HOLY CROSS’
PANCAKE BREAKFAST
All you can eat.
Pancakes, Sausage, Coffee, OJ, Milk
OUR MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the Enriching Lives Ministry is
twofold. First, to spiritually and emotionally enrich the lives of the elderly,
homebound, disabled, sick, and any other people needing companionship, love
and/or other assistance through Jesus’ boundless love for all people by providing friendship, caring assistance, enjoyable times, spiritual and social fellowship,
transportation to church and personal functions, other assistance … and love to
these people on a long-term basis. Second, to connect those who want to help
people with those who need assistance.
When : February 14, 2015 7:30 am-Noon
Where : Donavan
Hall
Donovan Hall
Price : $8.00 per person
Or
$30.00 per family
Cash, Check or Credit cards will be accepted
Tickets available in advance from any Troop 21 Boy Scout or at the door
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St. Michael Ministry of Compassionate Care
Are You “In the Loop?”
The Loop Hearing System can be
used in one of two ways:
1) switch the hearing aid T-coil to
“ON” and adjust the hearing aid’s
volume control if you have one or
A thought to ponder ~ To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed
often. ~ John Henry Cardinal Neuman (1801-1890)
Life is change and change is life! If life isn't changing then we're not living...think about the alternative to that! As long as we are on this side of
the grass, we will be coping with changes in our daily life.
2) use one of the headsets provided
by contacting an usher.
To use the black-loop-headsets:
1) hang the device around your neck,
2) turn the switch to “ON” and adjust the volume by
continuing to twist the switch,
3) ENJOY hearing the Mass with an improvement in
clarity that you may not have experienced previously!
When you are finished using the set, please remember
to turn OFF the switch before you return the headset to
one of the ushers.
On February 7th and 8th, Dr. Johnson will be available
in the narthex to help you determine whether your
hearing aids are loop compatible.
If you have additional questions or concerns please
contact the parish office or you may call Audiologist Dr.
Lori Johnson at 815-483-9834.
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Catechism 101 - The Purpose of Man's Existence
Q. Why did God make us?
A. God made us to show forth His goodness and to
share with us His everlasting happiness in heaven.
Eye has not seen nor ear heard, nor has it entered into
the heart of man, what things God has prepared for
those who love him. (I Corinthians 2:9)
We are currently observing Ordinary Time in our Church year. Ordinary
Time is a time for growth and maturation. It is a time of conversion as we
live our life with Christ. In other words, a time for change. This week the St.
Michael Ministry of Compassionate Care would like to share some thoughts
of gratitude and change with you.
Thank You! Have you noticed how neat and tidy the Church looks recently
when you arrive to be with our Lord? After more than three years, it was
time for the prayer cards to go. They have served their purpose. As Ecclesiastes
says, "There's a time and a place for everything", but so that you are aware, the
prayers and responses for the Mass are found in both the St. Michael Hymnal and
the Seasonal Missalette, if you so desire them. It is with much thankfulness that
we acknowledge your kindness with helping us to keep our Lord's home looking
nice by your assistance with the hymnals and missalettes. If everyone would
kindly replace these books on their side in the pew book racks, it will not only
look uniform, neat and tidy, but it will also preserve the wear and tear on the
hymnals and missalettes. Our Lord deserves our efforts to keep His home
beautiful at all times. Thank you for assisting with this change.
New Pastor! New Year! New Policy! Going forward, there will no longer be
Visitations held in the narthex of Holy Cross Catholic Church before Funeral
Masses or Memorial Masses. This decision has been made because of the
importance to provide dignity, love, respect and reverence for our Lord at all
times, both in the Church and in our Adoration Chapel. Following much prayerful
consideration, we have come to realize that we are a Catholic Church, we are not
a funeral home. Everyone's respect of our Holy Cross regulations is greatly appreciated.
Resurrection Choir! The Resurrection Choir is composed of parishioners who
volunteer their time and talents to sing at our Funeral Masses and Memorial
Masses. We are excited to announce that we have recently been blessed with
several new faces and new voices who have joined our choir! We welcome you
and thank you for your sharing and caring! The families of the deceased are
always very impressed and grateful for the beauty of our Resurrection Choir as
their voices truly enhance our Funeral Liturgy very much. This is an ideal
arrangement for anyone to consider as you come to sing when you are available
to sing. Please think about joining our Resurrection Choir! All are welcome! Those
who sing...are praying twice and are twice blessed!
Mark Your Calendar! The St. Michael Ministry of Compassionate Care is pleased
to announce that we have scheduled our End of Life Issues and Funeral
Practicalities presentation. It will be held on Thursday, February 26, 2015 at
7:00PM in the Church. We are presenting this most informative and educational
evening for the entire parish and anyone who is interested! Please plan to join us
for this special Lenten program. Watch for more information in the coming
bulletins.
As stated at the beginning of this article, to live is to change. Change is not easy,
but it is through the changes of life that we grow. It takes courage to change. God
gives us the strength, wisdom and courage to accept the changes that we face, if
we only ask Him for His grace and mercy! Jesus, I trust in You!
Let us pray:
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things that I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference. Amen.
The next Dedicated Suffering meeting will gather on Saturday, February 7th in
the CECC Library following the 8:30AM Mass.
Remember: The Funeral Liturgy Team is willing to meet with any parishioners
who would like to pre-plan their Funeral Liturgy. This is a great gift of love for
yourself and for your family. We will gladly meet with you at your convenience,
just call to arrange an appointment with Mary Ann Sestak at 630-879-8525.
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G OD
HAS GIVEN US SO MUCH ; IN RETURN , WE ARE CALLED TO SHARE OUR BLESSINGS OF TIME , TALENT AND TREASURE
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED
S U P P O R T O F H O LY C R O S S !
JANUARY 24TH & 25TH, 2015
ENVELOPES .............................................................$19,906
LOOSE ........................................................................4,068
TOTAL .....................................................................$23,974
Average Weekly Collection in December .............$35,129
FOF II Debt Reduction Campaign Goal ..........$2,500,000
Pledges..............................................................1,374,190
Payments...........................................................1,088,460
Pledge Cards Received...............................................333
This Week’s Tithe: Fox Valley Hospice
Parishioners’ 2014 contributions statements
are available in the narthex.
PRAY FOR OUR SICK
Contact the parish office at 630-879-4750 or [email protected] to remove a
name from the sick list. Please help us to keep this list up-to-date! The weeks of July 1st
and January 1st we purge the sick list and begin fresh.
Allyssa Altman
Amber Aurit
Thomas
Natalie Aurit Jamie
Shelley Aurit
Daugherty
Dominick Bagnasco
Fr. Tom Bales
Rita Bambach
Mike Barry
Doris Basel
Carole Blake
Robert E. Bohler
Benjamin Buckley
Josephine Bulka
Colin Callahan
Tony Campeter
Janeen Christensen
Art Ciolkowski
Avery Cokeley
Michelle Cooper
Donna Dallessase
John DeWaard
Jesse Diaz
Ralph Diederich
Sheila Donoghue
Liz Downey
Jim Duffy
Marvin Dunn
Charles Durran
Allan Estrella
Lorraine Ford
Dr. Patrick Garvin
Isabel Girard
Joan Girmscheid
Jim Glemkowski
Fred Harmon
Karl Heitkotter
Marylyn Hejmej
Marlene Hill
Joseph Hopkins
John Hopkins
Amelia Jeskie
Dona Joerger
Carolyn Johnson
Cheryl Jungels
Betty Kennedy
Ilyse Kaplan
Edna Konen
Paula Koppi
Paul J. Kopulos
Kynslee Kroeger
Laura Krzykowski
Grace Kunstman
Richard Kunstman
Ginger Lambert
Kristen Russell Larson
Jim Lempke
Evelyn Lootens
Gwen Lyons
Barbara Malody
Wilma Majcen
Steve Marfise
Charles Miller
Patrick Montague
George Motyka
John O’Dwyer, Jr.
Jerry O’Reilly
Ernie Orlando
Gerry Orlando
Laura Parisi
Amy Pavnica
Bob Pogwizd
J. Raymond Ramus
Mary Reppen, Sr.
Mary Reppen
Simone Romanos
Angie Rubio
Elizabeth Russell
Dorothy Ryberg
Lawrence Schaff
Ginny Schlameuss
The Schnaitman
Family
Nancy Sherman
Howard Sidmore
Deanne Simpson
Nancy Sherman
Colleen Staniszewski
Cindy Strasser
Pamela Sundvall
Elizabeth Thompson
Guy Timm
Mary Ann Treleven
Bob Treleven, Jr.
Carolyn Vermaat
Roseanne Vermaat
Diane VanDeVeire
Baby Jenesa Viejon
Sarah Vilchuck
Ella Vincent
Dolores Vlakancic
Steve Wazny
Winifred Weber
Fran Weiglein
Jacquline Weirich
A. Michael Wilson
Carrie Wyatt
For Those Entering Delnor Hospital in Geneva - Due to HIPAA laws and new changes at
Delnor/Cadence Hospital, if you are a patient at Delnor Hospital and wish to have the sacrament of Communion brought to you during your stay, you must inform the hospital upon
registering that you are a Catholic and a member of Holy Cross Church in Batavia. In addition, each evening you must let your nurse know that you wish to receive Holy
Communion the following day.
T O D AT E O U R PA R I S H H A S A C H I E V E D . . . .
2014 Diocesan Stewardship Goal
Stewardship Pledges to date
Under Goal
% of Goal
$226,701
$218,350
$ 8,351
96%
Diocesan Stewardship Pledge Cards Received
Participation (% Registered Families)
568
17%
THOUGHTS ON STEWARDSHIP
In God's Hands...
A baseball glove in the average person's hands is worth
about $25. A baseball glove in Dale Murphey's hands is
worth about 2 million dollars. A lot depends on whose
hands it's in.
Five loaves and two fish in the disciple's hands could feed
about 15 people. Five loaves and two fish in the Lord's
hands fed thousands. A lot depends on whose hands
it's in.
- Author Unknown
PRAY FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR MEN AND WOMEN
SERVING IN THE MILITARY
To add a name to this list contact Pat Purcell at 630-373-3474.
Dear God, remember our brave men and women now serving in our
Armed Forces, both at home and abroad. Send out Your angels to
protect them all. Help them discharge their duties honorably and well.
Please bring them safely home to their families and loved ones and
bring Your peace and mercy to our troubled world. We ask this,
Father, in the name of Jesus, Your Son, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
1st Lt Anthony Allen
Sgt Chris Barthelme
SrA Matthew Beifuss
A1C Francis Beifuss
Capt David Bergeron
Sgt 1st Class Melissa Brooker
Capt Mark S. Browning
Spc Brandon Cahill
LCpl Casey Danbury
Capt Qunin Eddy
SN Dakota Enders
SA Maley Enders
Capt Craig Falk
MSgt Rett Gauthier
SN Ryan Gough
Capt John Hendricks
Cpl Frankie Herran
LCpl Nick Horner
Maj Edgar A. Jimenez
2nd Lt Matthew Johnson
LCpl Steven Kaeler
SPC James A. Konen
Cpl James LaPorta
Capt Ted Lauzen
Ens Hans Lauzen
Sgt Joshua Ledbetter
PFC Hunter Levine
Sgm George Luedtke
Airman Nick Maxwell
Midn3C Jack Meier
2nd LT Joseph Meier
SPC Dewain Meszaros
LT Nicholas Motyka
Chief PO George L. Muniz
Lt Col Vinod Naga
Sgt Brock Peio
PFC Jared Peterson
PFC Stephan Precour
SrA Brendan P. Purcell
Sgt Herman “Richie” Reinhold
1st Lt Ashley Ritchey
Capt Heather Ritchey
Spc Daniel Sarley
Airman David Schmitt
Capt Carmen Meier-Sheehy
LT Tim Sheehy
C Seth Sherwood
SSgt Michael Staal
Spc Marc Stellato
Maj James Studlo
WO1 David Thompson
Spc Margaret Thompson
SSgt Michael Thompson
SSgt Alexander Tobusch
Cpl Andrew Triphahn
PO2 Chris Walgenbach
Spc David Walgenbach
Spc Mitch Watts
Christopher Weis
Patrick Weis
2nd Lt Jackie Yurgil
1st Lt Joseph Yurgil
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REGISTRATION. . . to become a parishioner of Holy Cross
is handled at the parish office or online through our website.
BULLETIN ARTICLES. . . are required to be in the Parish
Office by Noon on Monday prior to the Sunday bulletin in
which they are to appear. Please include the name and
phone number of the person submitting the announcement.
All bulletin stuffers must be approved in advance by Fr.
Parker. Bulletin articles can be emailed to:
[email protected]
PULPIT ANNOUNCEMENTS. . . need to be in the Parish
Office by the Friday before you wish them to be announced.
Please include the phone number of a contact person. All
pulpit announcements must be approved in advance by the
parish office.
LOST ARTICLES. . . may be claimed in the Parish Office.
PARISH POLICY ON DISTRIBUTING MATERIALS. . .
such as flyers, booklets, holy cards, meeting information,
etc. requires that they must be approved by the parish
office. No materials shall be place placed on parishioners’
vehicles or anywhere on the parish property. In order to
properly review the aforementioned items, it is recommended that they be submitted at least one week prior to distribution.
PARISH CALENDAR ROOM RESERVATIONS. . . MUST
be made in advance for any parish group wishing to meet at
Holy Cross. Call the parish office to reserve a room. If you
are not on the parish calendar you do not have a room. Our
parish calendar is set up for an entire year and most rooms
are currently reserved. We will make every effort to accommodate any parish group.
RESPECT LIFE . . . If you are pregnant (or think you may
be) and you need assistance, or if you know someone else
who needs assistance with a pregnancy, you may want to
contact one of the following:
Waterleaf Women’s Center
1-630-360-CALM (2256)
Text for your private appointment
National Life Center
1-800-848-LOVE
Birthright
1-800-550-4900
Care Net
1-800-395-HELP
Catholic Charities Maternity Hotline
1-800-CARE-002
Elliot Institute
1-888-4-OPTIONS
Nurturing Network*
1-800-TNN-4MOM
*The Nurturing Network provides complete services including college and employment transfers, as well as medical,
housing, certified counseling, and other assistance to unwed
mothers. Project Rachel - The pain and sorrow of a past
abortion need not endure for a lifetime. Call Project Rachel
for a confidential referral to a priest and/or counselor.
There are alternatives to abortion! Phone the Diocesan
Respect Life Office (815) 877-LIFE, or Catholic Charities
Pregnancy Help Center (800) CARE-002.
VISITS TO THE SICK . . .Notify the Parish Office whenever a homebound family member or friend would like a
visit from a Minister of Care.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
Participation in a baptism preparation class is mandatory for
infant baptism. Parents are encouraged to attend the class as
early as possible - up to 3 months prior to the arrival of their
baby. Sessions are held in the CECC building room 216 on the
3rd Sunday of every month following the 8:00AM Mass.
Baptism dates are assigned at these sessions. Baptisms are held
immediately following the 4:15PM Saturday evening Mass.
Please call the parish office at 630-879-4750 to register for this
class or for more information.
CONFESSION SCHEDULE
Refer to page 1 of the bulletin for the schedule, or call to
request an appointment.
SACRAMENTS OF FIRST HOLY
COMMUNION AND FIRST RECONCILIATION
Youth participate in the sacramental preparation program coordinated by the Children’s Religious Education Minister in their
2nd grade year. Contact the religious education office at 630-8794751 ext. 110 for details.
SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION
Youth participate in the sacramental preparation program coordinated by the Early Teen Minister and are confirmed in their
8th grade year. Contact the religious education office at 630879-4751 ext. 109 for details.
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE
Only registered parishioners are eligible. Arrangements are to
be made by calling the parish office at least 6 months in
advance. It is necessary to book your wedding date with the
parish office prior to booking a reception hall. Weddings are
held on Saturday afternoons only, at 1:30PM.
SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING OF THE SICK
Please notify the Parish Office if you or someone you know will
be hospitalized or confined at home and would like to be
anointed by a priest.
SACRAMENT OF HOLY ORDERS
If you or someone you know is interested in the priesthood,
please call Fr. Keith Romke at the Diocesan Vocation Office,
815-399-4300, or call Fr. Parker, Fr. Draper or Fr. Daniel.
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS
(RCIA)
An experience of learning and discernment for Catholics who
want the sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation or who
want to learn more of their faith, as well as non-Catholics or
those not baptized who are thinking of joining the Church.
Please call the parish office at 630-879-4750 and leave your
name and phone number at extention 312.
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PARISH DIRECTORY
Parish Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .630-879-4750
Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .630-879-9502
Parish Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .www.holycross-batavia.org
Parish Email . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [email protected]
Rev. James W. Parker, Pastor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ext. 104
Rev. Timothy J. Draper, Parochial Vicar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ext. 103
Rev. Daniel P. Zdebik, OFM Conv., Parochial Vicar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ext. 107
Mr. Raymond Martin, Deacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ext. 322
Mr. Larry Motyka, Deacon and Business Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ext. 102
Mr. Kenneth R. Ramsey, Deacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ext. 324
Chris Bashaw, Parish Secretary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ext. 122
Patricia Noerr, Bookkeeper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ext. 101
Jonathan McLear, Director of Music Ministries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ext. 112
Religious Education Office . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .630-879-4751
Patricia Roatch, Director of Religious Education (Sunday Sch. & GR 1- 4) . . . . . . . .ext. 110
Karen McQuillan, Director of Religious Education (Gr 5 - 8, Confirmation) . . . . . . .ext. 109
Jennifer Haviland, Early Teen Youth Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ext. 111
Patrick Haviland, Senior High Youth Minister . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ext. 111
Holy Cross Catholic Grade School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .630-593-5290
HCCS Fax . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .630-593-5289
Pastoral Council . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ext. 320
Cindy Augustine, Volunteer Adult Ed and LOTW Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ext. 306
Enriching Lives Voicemail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ext. 321
St. Vincent dePaul Help Line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ext. 307
RCIA Voicemail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ext. 312
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Thrift Shop and Furniture Sale
Visit the St. Vincent dePaul Thrift Shop
427 South 4th Street, Geneva, IL
Open Mon-Sat 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Phone 630-232-6621
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Open Thu 2:00PM-6:00PM, Fri 9:00AM-3:00PM,
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Phone 630-397-8555
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