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ST. MARCELLINE
CATHOLIC CHURCH
822 S. Springinsguth Road | Schaumburg, IL 60193
P: (847) 524-4429 F: (847) 524-4597
Website: www.stmarcelline.com
LISTEN AND FOLLOW
“This is my beloved Son. Listen to him.” And listen they did.
From that moment on, Peter,
James, and John were ardent followers, forsaking everything to
follow in their Master’s footsteps.
Like the psalmist crying, “O Lord,
I am your servant,” the three disciples committed themselves to lives
of incredible hardship and indescribable joy. After that day on the
mountain, they never again wavered in their chosen vocation.
Though our tests may not be as
severe as Abraham’s and our peak
experiences not as dramatic as the
Transfiguration, we all face the
daily challenges of walking
“before the Lord in the land of the
living.” As we follow our varied
calls to love and serve, let’s be
comforted by Paul’s reminder to
the Romans: “If God is for us, who
can be against us?”
Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
SECOND SUNDAY OF LENT
March 1, 2015
Second Sunday of Lent
God tested Abraham by asking not for an ordinary sacrifice, which would have been a partial burning
with the meat divided between God and the people and
eaten by those who sacrificed, but by a holocaust, a total
burning of the sacrificial animal. This type of sacrifice
consecrated the entire offering to God alone. This is what
God was asking of Abraham in offering his only son,
Isaac. When Abraham demonstrated his obedience, that
was enough. This story from today’s scriptures foretells
the completion of the blood sacrifices of the old covenant
in the new covenant: the blood of God’s own Son, offered to us on the cross and in the Eucharist. Abraham’s
obedience foreshadows the obedience of Jesus to God’s
promise of salvation. The obedience of Abraham is rewarded in the birth to him, through Isaac, of many nations. The obedience of Jesus is rewarded in the salvation
of all people for all time.
PRECIOUS IN GOD’S EYES
We believe that we are never lost, that we are
precious in God’s eyes, and that our death, like that of
Christ, is known and valued by God. Our sacrifices, good
works, and almsgiving are not what saves us, but the love
of God in Christ uniting our efforts with his brings the
reign of God closer to fulfillment. Our response to this
loving kindness of God is thanksgiving and praise—in
other words, “Eucharist.” This is the new covenant of
sacrifice and the banquet that marks God’s fidelity to us
and our response.
IF GOD IS FOR US . . .
If God is for us, asks Paul, who can be against
us? Or who will bring a charge against us if God acquits
us? This is another of many reminders that God, while
not neglecting justice, is not vengeful, but merciful and
loving. God has given us the only Son to be our brother,
guide, and Lord. How can we be afraid of One who is so
generous?
To help us understand that Jesus is truly God, his
disciples are made witnesses to his glory on Mount Tabor. His appearance in glory with Moses and Elijah is a
sign to them of the unity of the old covenant with the
new covenant, which will culminate in Jesus’ sacrifice of
himself in love for us. After this takes place, then the disciples will proclaim his glory to all.
We therefore can have confidence in God’s love
and mercy, and put aside all anxiety. Humans may be
harsh and judgmental, but if they try to project this onto
God for their own purposes, the testimony of Paul and
the witness of Peter, James, and John will contradict
them. As we struggle with our own resistance and distractions, we can be sure that God is our helper and our
guide, not our harsh judge.
OUR LENTEN OBSERVANCES
Abstinence from meat is to be observed by
all Catholics 14 years old and older on Ash
Wednesday and on all the Fridays of Lent.
Fasting is to be observed on Ash Wednesday by all Catholics who are 18 years of age
but not yet 59. Those who are bound by this
may take only one full meal. Two smaller
meals are permitted if necessary to maintain
strength according to one‘s needs, but eating
solid foods between meals is not permitted.
The special Paschal fast, as well as abstinence, are prescribed for Good Friday and
encouraged for Holy Saturday.
THE ART OF LISTENING
If you want God to listen to you when you
pray, shouldn’t you listen to God when God
speaks to you?
—Anonymous
Mass Intentions
PRAY FOR THE SICK OF OUR PARISH
Mar 2
8:30
MASS
All Souls
Mar 3
8:30
MASS
†Doris Kusek
Mar 4
8:30
MASS
COMMUNION SERVICE
Mar 5
8:30
COMMUNION SERVICE
Mar 6
8:30
Mar 7
5:00
MASS
Dan & Marge Mehle - Special Int. Mar 8
8:30
11:00
MASS
†Henry Link
†Bernice Link
†Steven Winiarz
†Janet Mae Ripp
†Thomas Burgess
†Josephine Falduto
†Anthony Falduto
†Rose Co on
†Doris Kusek
†Gloria “Lori” Hammer
†Joseph Ullo
†Lucre a Ullo
†Be y Mulvihill
†Wally Borla
†Mary Brunn
Patricia Levin
Esther Alm
Julia Pawlak
Be y Graffy
Madelyn Moller
Lori Mueller
Irene Chmiel
Mary Olson
Joan Blanford
Mary Pauley
Joann Recchia
Mary Hayes
Gerard Marzano
Adeline Sowinski
Ashley Serbicki
Nicole e Zullo
Charlo e Lorkowski
Barbara Karavas
Joan Gross
Margaret Dowling
Casey Fanning
Jill Herz
Violet LaMan a
Virginia Sawicki
Our Military Men and Women
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Tuesday:
First Reading — The sacrifice of Abraham, our
father in faith (Genesis 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18).
Psalm — I will walk before the Lord, in the land of
the living (Psalm 116).
Second Reading — If God is for us, who can be
against us? (Romans 8:31b-34).
Gospel — Jesus was transfigured before them, and
his clothes became dazzling white (Mark 9:2-10).
The English translation of the Psalm Responses from the Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997,
International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.
If you wish to have your
name added or removed
from this list, please call the
Administration Center.
PRAY FOR THE DECEASED
Monday:
TODAY’S READINGS
Timmy Hartne
Joseph Kudron
Genevieve Palkoner
Janet Eberhardt
Daniel Degrazia
Marion Bushong
Shawn Johnson
Dolores Trendel
Pat Lopez
Patricia Narske
Cathy Arnold Porzel
Sarah Miller
Tyler Senese
Ka e Harker-Laureano
Dolores Ondrus
Theresa Jacobazzi
Pamela Jacobazzi
Allan Maiers
Baby Lacey Lynn Porzel
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:
Dn 9:4b-10; Ps 79:8, 9, 11, 13;
Lk 6:36-38
Is 1:10, 16-20; Ps 50:8-9, 16bc-17,
21, 23; Mt 23:1-12
Jer 18:18-20; Ps 31:5-6, 14-16;
Mt 20:17-28
Jer 17:5-10; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Lk 16:19-31
Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a;
Ps 105:16-21; Mt 21:33-43, 45-46
Mi 7:14-15, 18-20; Ps 103:1-4, 9-12;
Lk 15:1-3, 11-32
Ex 20:1-17 [1-3, 7-8, 12-17];
Ps 19:8-11; 1 Cor 1:22-25;
Jn 2:13-25Alternate readings
(Year A): Ex 17:3-7;Ps 95:1-2,
6-9; Rom 5:1-2, 5-8;
Jn 4:5-42 [5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42]
MASS CELEBRANTS
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Treasures from our Traditions
7/8, 2015
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Eucharistic Adoration
Tuesdays, 9:00am to 7:15pm
In the Church Benediction
at 7:00pm during Lent
“All are welcome to spend
quiet time in prayer.”
For more information,
call Carrie or Bob Alexander 847.882-3250
Within the tradition of the Christian
church, there are differing ways of observing
a Lenten fast. For Eastern Catholics and Orthodox, the discipline is close to our understanding of “abstinence.” Certain foods are
eliminated from the diet entirely. The rules are
basically monastic rules, and the customs of a
monastery table are embraced in the home.
This year, “Meatfare Sunday” is February 26,
and it is the last time that meat is admitted to
the diet until Easter. The following Sunday,
known as “Cheesefare Sunday,” takes cheese
and all dairy products from the table. It is also
known as “forgiveness Sunday” because a
true fast is about crowning life with love,
holding back harsh words, and cutting off anger.
The Eastern churches fast even from celebrating the Eucharist from Monday through
Friday. We don’t count Sundays as fast days,
but Eastern Christians fast through the weekends. People are expected to come as close to
the ideal as possible, and the Lenten services
keep reminding them not to take pride in their
fasting, since the devil himself never eats!
What’s left on the menu? Grains, vegetables,
eggs (maybe), and fish. Imagine the joys of
the Easter table after such a fast!
—Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
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Greeters
Needed
In order to maintain our welcoming atmosphere as
guests and parishioners cross our threshold, we are
in need of a few more greeters to minister at Mass.
We have an excellent core of ministers, but need a
few more to welcome our many parish members and
guests. There are no meetings; training takes only a
few minutes, and a flexible schedule is available.
Please prayerfully consider offering your time in
this important ministry. Call Dr. Brunelle for more
information and training at 847.524.0260.
C
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, P D, RN, LCPC, is a Licensed
Clinical Professional Counselor, with a PhD in Clinical Psychology and cer fied as an Addic ons Counselor. She assists individuals, couples, and families
dealing with personal issues and family problems.
For persons who cannot afford a professional fee,
low cost services will be available based on the
person’s assessment of what he or she can afford,
and no one will be turned away for financial reasons. Call her directly for an appointment at
847.845.8696.
Vocation Cross Schedule
Here is the schedule for the month of March for volunteers to pray for Vocations to become Catholic Priests and
Nuns. All parishioners are urged to sign up to receive the
prayer cross at any mass you desire, by contacting
Knights of Columbus member Charles Linkenheld at
847.352.6358, or email him directly at [email protected] Pickup in Sacristy and return no
later than 4:00 pm the following week.
Don & Roxanne Maiers
Don & Irene Peterson
Mark Passero
Gene & Elaine Leonard
03/07/2015
03/15/2015
03/22/2015
03/28/2015
St. Vincent de Paul
Food Pantry Needs
Paper Towels
Jello
Bathroom Tissue
Baby Wipes
Liquid Dish Soap
Cookies
Kleenex
Cereal
Saltine Crackers
Tuna
Diapers - sizes, 3,4 and 5
Thank you for providing the resources that allow us to
continue to assist area residents in need during these difficult times and maintain a well-stocked food pantry.
For assistance with:
Food call 847.524.9676
Confidential parishioner assistance
call 224.545.3734
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It is important that we have your correct information.
Please let us know when you change your home address,
phone number or email address, when you add to your
family or have a death in your family. Contact the Parish
Administration Center at 847.524.4429 or email [email protected] with your changes.
A NEW IDEA
Everybody thinks of changing humanity; nobody thinks of changing themselves.
—Leo Tolstoy
Paper Donations Needed!
We are in need of 8 1/2 x 14 paper for
the weekly Worship Aids. If you care to
help, your donation would be gleefully
accepted by the gals in the office.
Thanks You!
The Priests, Deacons, Staff and Parishioners of
St. Marcelline fully support the Chicago Archdiocesan program, “Protecting Gods Children.” At St.
Marcelline all adults over the age of 18 working
with youth, must follow the compliance guidelines
outlined on the St. Marcelline website. If you have
any questions, please call or email Howard Grossman at the Parish Administration Center.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY
DINNER TICKETS
How about celebrating St. Patrick’s Day
with us again?
Date:
WHEN:
Where:
COST:
MARCH 7TH, 2015
6:00 pm
(Following 5:00 pm Mass)
Diemer Hall
$12:00 adults $5.00 Children under 12
Menu: Corned Beef & Cabbage;
Vegetables: Boiled Potatoes
Mac & Cheese for the Kids,
Fruit Cocktail ,Soda
St. Joseph’s Table of Desserts
Nominal Charge for Beer & Wine
Sponsored by:
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
St. Marcelline Council 7694 &
HOSPITALITY Ministry
All Profit goes to our Parish…Share some
of your Pot-o-Gold
Ladies of St. Marcelline
you are cordially invited to continue
your Lenten season and attend
the next Women at the Well
evening on
Thursday, March 19, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
OUR PRESENTER FOR THE EVENING IS:
FR. SERGIO ROMO
YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS EXCITING
EVENING WITH
OUR DEAR FR SERGIO
AS WE CONTINUE ON OUR LENTEN JOURNEY
Please plan to join us in
St. Marcelline’s Family Room
822 Springinsguth, Schaumburg, IL
Thursday, March 19, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m.
The Women at the Well evenings includes
a light meal, prayer, a time for fellowship,
and, an interesting presentation.
Each woman is asked to pay $7 to help defray the cost of the program. Call the admin center @ 847.524.4429 to reserve
your spot and, please bring your daughters and your friends! We ask that you also provide your phone number when registering in the event we need to cancel due
to inclement weather.
PARISH CALENDAR
March 17th - Franco Subs, hosted by Hoskins table.
If any senior 55 or over is interested in joining us as
our guest, please CALL MONICA at 847.891.2074.
We are a non-denominational senior group that
meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at
11:45 am in Diemer Hall. Annual membership is
$15.00 per year. We have welcomed 6 new members into our group.
TRIPS WITH DORIS TO CONTACT HER - 847.985.1048
Today’s gospel tells of the
Transfiguration of Christ; make
the time to renew and transform
your relationship. The next
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Weekends are April 17-19, 2015 or June 1214, 2015 or August 7-9, 2015, all at Elk
Grove Village, IL. Early registration is
highly recommended. For reservations/
information, call Jim & Kris at
630.577.0778 or contact us through
http://wwme-chicagoland.org .
Check out our Website
www.stmarcelline.com
GOD’S WORD TODAY
Today we listen to two stories that take place on
mountaintops. In the first we hear the story of how
Abraham was put to the test. He is referred to as
“our father in faith” precisely because he was willing to sacrifice his only son, Isaac, because the Lord
God had commanded it. When Abraham stands
ready kill Isaac, the Lord God intervenes, prevents
the sacrifice, and blesses Abraham in abundance. In
the second story, the only Son of God is transfigured
on a mountaintop before the eyes of Peter, James,
and John. As the sacred word is proclaimed, let us
ask God to strengthen our own faith and lead us one
day to share in the transfigured glory of Christ.
From Saint Margaret Sunday Missal, copyright © J. S. Paluch Company
Sunday, March 1
 ASP Mee ng
 Handbell Choir
8:30
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Monday, March 2
 Bible Study
 Joyful Noise
 KC Planning Mee ng
7:00
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Tuesday, March 3
 Eucharis c Adora on
 Morning Bible Study
 GA
 Seniors
 RCIA
9:00
10:00
11:00
12:00
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Wednesday, March 4
 OA
 SPRED
9:30
6:30
am
pm
2
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Friday, March 6
 KOC St. Pat’s Set-up
 AA
1:00
7:30
pm
pm
DH
1,3
Saturday, March 7
 ASP Group Leader Mtg. 8:00
 Rosary for Life
8:00
 Eucharist Class
9:00
 MOC-Grief Support
10:30
 Confessions
4:00
 St. Pat’s Dinner
6:00
am
Offsite
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12
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Sunday, March 8
Daylight Savings Begins
 Handbell Choir
8:30 am
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 EDGE
9:30 am
FR
 Confirma on 1 & 2
5:45 pm
All, FR
For an up to date list of all weekly calendar events
please go to www.stmarcelline.com
Priests
Rev. Harold B. Stanger
Pastor
[email protected]
Rev. Paul Sims, CR, PhD
Weekend Associate
Deacon Couples
Joe and Rey Garcia
Bible Study
Tom and Pat LaMan a
St. Vincent DePaul Society
Mike and Darla Filipucci
Ministry of Care
Paul and Diane Migala
Marriage Prepara on
Don and Roxanne Maiers
Bap sm Prepara on/RCIA
Pastoral Staff
Dr. Marc Alan Brunelle, DMA
Director of Liturgy & Music
[email protected]
Direct Line: 847.524.0260
Mary Kramer, MPS
Director of Faith & Forma on
[email protected]
Direct Line: 847.524.1140
Alice Ciupka
Coordinator of Elementary Ed.
[email protected]
Direct Line: 847.524.4113
Howard Grossman
Youth Minister
Coordinator of JH/HS Educa on
[email protected]
Direct Line: 847.524.9484
Barbara LaMan a
Office Manager
blaman [email protected]
Pam Kwiatkowski
Parish Accountant
[email protected]
Robin Lesiewicz
Administra ve Assistant
[email protected]
Len Kuczma
Buildings & Grounds
Keith Harvey
Weekend Maintenance
M A S S
S C H E D U L E
SATURDAY VIGIL
5:00pm
Mass
SUNDAY
8:30am
Mass
The Joyful Noise Children’s Handbell Choir First Sunday of the Month
11:00am
Mass
The Sanctuary Choir and Jubilation Ringers
DAILY MASS
COMMUNION SERVICE
HOLY DAYS
8:30am
Monday, Tuesday, Friday
8:30am
Wednesday, Thursday
Check the Bulletin for Mass Times
PRAYER OPPORTUNITIES
Rosary after 8:30am Weekday Mass
Respect Life Rosary - First Saturday of the Month - 8:00am
Eucharistic Adoration - Tuesday, 9:00am - 7:00pm
Benediction on 3rd Tuesday at 7:00pm
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BAPTISM
Parents need to attend a Baptism Preparation class. Baptisms are celebrated
the 2nd and 3rd Sundays of the month. More information is contained on
our website.
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RECONCILIATION
Saturdays 4:00 to 4:30 pm in the Reconciliation Room in Church, or by appointment with a priest.
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The parish celebrates the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick on the first
Tuesday of the month at the 8:30 am daily Mass. For other requests for
Anointing of the Sick, please call the parish office.
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Please call the Parish Administration Center to register at least one year in
advance.
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847.524.9676 By appointment only
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847.524.4429 ~ 847.524.4597 (Fax)
Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
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www.stmarcelline.com
CHURCH NAME AND ADDRESS
St. Marcelline #512144
822 South Springinsguth Road
Schaumburg, IL 60193
TELEPHONE
847.524.4429
CONTACT PERSON
Barbara LaMantia
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March 1, 2015
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