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St. Pius X Catholic Community
1025 E. Madison Street  Lombard, IL 60148  630-627-4526  www.stpiuslombard.org
WELCOME TO
ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC COMMUNITY
1025 E. MADISON STREET ■ LOMBARD, IL 60148
[email protected]
www.stpiuslombard.org
DIOCESE OF JOLIET
SERVED BY THE CONGREGATION OF THE RESURRECTION
MISSION STATEMENT
We the people of St. Pius X Church, a faith community in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet,
Illinois, accept the challenge to restore all things in Christ through the use of our gifts and ministry. Guided by
the Father, nourished by the Eucharist, and inspired by the Holy Spirit we embrace all through our
commitment to worship, education, service, and stewardship.
LEMA DE NUESTRA MISIÓN
Nosotros las personas de la Iglesia de San Pío X, una comunidad de fe Católica de la Diócesis de Joliet,
Illinois, aceptamos los desafíos de restaurar todas las cosas en Cristo, por medio de nuestros talentos y
ministerios. Guiados por el Padre, nutridos por la Eucaristía, e inspirados por el Espíritu Santo; unidos y
comprometidos todos nosotros por medio de nuestros dones, educación y servicio.
Business Manager: John Matyasik
Administrative Assistant: Donna Cooper
Parish Secretary: Pam Matyasik
Maintenance Director: Sallie McGinn
Pastoral Council, Chair: Betty Kramer
Finance Council, Chair: Frank Enda
Stewardship Council, Chair: Leanne Newman
Pastor:
Father George Zieba, CR
Deacons:
John Chan, Ron Knecht,
Larry Lissak, Tom Rachubinski
Hispanic Ministry Pastoral Assistant:
Fr. Fernando Cuevas, CS
Pastoral Care: Sr. Pauline Schutz, OSF
Parish Office: 630-627-4526
Fax: 630-495-5926
[email protected]
Faith Formation: 630-627-1551
[email protected]
School: 630-627-2353
Fax: 630-627-1810
[email protected]
Convent: 630-627-5810
School Principal: Daniel Flaherty
Assistant Principal: Toni Miller
Youth Ministry - Director: Mark Restaino
Faith Formation - Director: Colleen Lowery
Music Ministry - Director: Kirsten Currie
Hispanic Ministry - Coordinator / Secretary:
Laura Mora
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IMPORTANT TO KNOW
PARISH OFFICE HOURS
Monday through Thursday
9:00 AM—12:30 PM;
1:00 PM—4:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM—3:00 PM
MASSES
Saturday: 5:00 PM Anticipation of Sunday
Misa en Español: Sábado 7 PM
Sunday: 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM, and 11:30 AM
Mass interpreted in sign language:5 PM Sat.
Holy Days: see previous Sunday Bulletin
Weekdays:
8:30 AM Monday through
Friday
Saturday: 8:30 AM First Saturday of each
month
NEW PARISHIONERS
Welcome! You are invited to
come to or call the Parish Office to
register. Forms are also available
on the website.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Saturday: 3:30 to 4:30 PM or by appointment.
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated on the first
Sunday at the 11:30 AM Mass. No Baptisms are
celebrated during Lent. Parent preparation is required.
The parent meeting for Baptism is generally on the first
Monday of the month at 7:00 PM. Please call the Parish
Office for more information
(630-627-4526).
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE
Please call the Parish Office at least 6 months before
your desired wedding date, to check availability.
FUNERALS
Arrangements should be made at the Parish Office
before publication in the newspaper.
SICK CALLS
Homebound because of sickness or age, please call the
Parish Office (630-627-4526) to arrange a visit with a
Minister of Care or a priest.
SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING OF THE SICK
Please call the Parish Office for arrangements.
Because of HIPAA Privacy regulations, hospitals can no
longer contact the parish. If you are hospitalized and
would like a priest or minister from St. Pius X to visit or
have your name added to the Prayers of the Faithful,
your family should notify the Parish Office.
INFORMATION ABOUT
OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
For questions and instruction in the faith or to become a
part of the RCIA process (Rite of Christian Initiation of
Adults), call the Parish Office.
MINISTRIES AND ORGANIZATIONS
If you are interested in one of our many ministries or wish
to volunteer time or talent, please contact the Parish
Office or see our website for more details.
PRAYER INTENTIONS
If you have a prayer intention that you would like the
parish to pray for, write it in the Book of Prayer in
Church.
BULLETIN ARTICLES
Due ten days prior to bulletin date. Attach Word file and
email to [email protected] Please put a
contact name and phone number on each article indicating
the date(s) you would like the article to run. Every effort
will be made to see that your request is granted.
As a general rule, we encourage using “bulletin space”
instead of a separate insert whenever possible—–this
saves the cost of printing. The following guidelines
should be observed if an insert is necessary: A proposed
insert must be submitted for approval prior to bulletin
insertion weekend. Approved inserts must be delivered
by Thursday to the Parish Office.
Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life:
www.vocations.com or call 815-834-4004.
Support Serra Vocations at the monthly Vocation Mass
and dinner at St. Petronille Parish in Glen Ellyn.
Please call 630-932-8098 for information.
Reporting Sexual Abuse: Anyone who has reasonable
cause to suspect the sexual abuse of a minor by a member
of the clergy or other Church personnel is urged to report
the matter immediately. To inform the Diocese of Joliet,
call Mrs. Judith Speckman (Victim Assistance
Coordinator) at 815-263-6467 or write the Diocese of
Joliet, 425 Summit Street, Joliet 60435. Contact DCFS at
1-800-252-2873 or call the local County States Attorney.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL ASSISTANCE
Mon. & Fri. 9:30 am—Noon, Wed. 12:30-2:30 pm
Information: 630-300-4353
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LITURGICAL NEWS
Liturgical Calendar
Ministry Schedule — March 14/15
Monday
March 9-Saint Frances of Rome
2 Kgs 5:1-15b; Ps 42:2, 3; 43:3, 4; Lk 4:24-30
8:30 am
Gregory Heifer by Jolanta & Eugene Rosypal
E/M: M. Burns, M. LoCoco, V. McGovern,
E. Soger, L & P. Warda
Saturday
Lectors: P. Mancione, B. Hocking
5:00 pm
A/S: G. Burns, R. Fagan, L. King, N. Wiemerslage
G: H. & P. Streicher, Sr. Pauline
Tuesday
March 10-Lenten Weekday
Dn 3:25, 34-43; Ps 25:4-5ab, 6-7bc, 8-9; Mt. 18:21-35
8:30 am
George Enda by George & Kathy Czaplicki
Wednesday March 11-Lenten Weekday
Dt 4:1, 5-9; Ps 147:12-13, 15-16, 19-20; Mt 5:17-19
8:30 am
Judy O’Connor by St. Pius X Parish Community
(Grade School Mass)
Acolitos: J. Cruz, C. Osorio, J. Tiscareno
Ministros: A. & I. Rodriguez, F. Garcia,
Saturday
G. Rivera
7:00 pm
Hospitalidad: H. Perez, G. Ruiz
Español
Lectores: A. & N. Osorio
Peticiones: R. Acuna
Thursday March 12-Lenten Weekday
Jer 7:23-28; Ps 95:1-2, 6-9; Lk 11:14-23
8:30 am
For God’s Blessings on Kayden Tanner
Sunday
7:30 am
E/M: N. Canete, K. Czaplicki, C. & K. Grafton,
C. Monckton, L. Newman
Lectors: E. Morris, D. Fowler
A/S: J. & M. Long, A. & J. Vittorio
G: C. Acosta, G. & K. Czaplicki
Sunday
9:30 am
E/M: B. & D. Conlin, B. Grant, K. Hogan,
H. Jaroszewski, C. Walsh
Lectors: M. Weaver, C. Weiland
A/S: Z. Alsobrook, D. Singzon, J. Walsh,
J. Weaver
G: G. Coletta, B. Hayes
Friday
March 13-Lenten Weekday
Hos 14:2-10; Ps 81:6c-11ab, 14, 17; Mk 12:28-34
8:30 am
For God’s Blessings on Theresa Wills
6:30 pm
Stations of the Cross
Saturday March 14
Hos 6:1-6; Ps 51:3-4, 18-21ab; Lk 18:9-14
3:30-4:30 pm Reconciliation
Vigil—Fourth Sunday of Lent
5:00 pm
Adam Maciola by Mitchell Kasprzyk
7:00 pm
Misa en español
Sunday
March 15
2 Chr 36:14-16, 19-23; Ps 137:1-6; Eph 2:4-10; Jn 3:14-21
7:30 am
George Enda by St. Pius X Parish Community
9:30 am
Mildred Styka (anniv.) by family
St. Pius X Parish Family
(Girl Scouts in attendance)
11:30 am
Sharon Vihnanek by Mary & Bill Dean
St. Pius X Prayer Chapel
E/M: M. & T. D’Alessandro, V. Jablonsky,
M. Reznicek, B. & K. Sutton
Sunday Lectors: K. Reznicek, M. Reznicek
11:30 am A/S: A. Sanchez, C. Solch, J. Spencer,
K. Tortorici
G: Please Volunteer
Altar Server Daily Schedule
Friday, March 13
6:30 pm (Stations of the Cross)
T. Dehnke, L. Harazin, K. Pruyn
The Prayer Chapel is open Sunday through
Friday evenings, 7 pm to 11 pm. Please come
and adore Him. Use Door #8 on east side of
church building. Would you like to sign up for
an hour per week in the Prayer Chapel? Please
contact our leaders to pledge your hour.
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Estelle Soger
Linda Chan
Michelle LoCoco
John Chan
Ceil D’Acquisto
Carol Gawenda
630-627-8310
630-202-2489
630-620-6283
630-202-2943
630-627-9472
630-833-3211
the following parishioners
and friends who are ill:
Frank Cvach
Bob Heise
Karen Krystyan
Cindy Metz
Rosary/Prayer/Benediction-Wednesday 8 pm Prayer Chapel
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Mark Furjanic
Marita Hooper
Kathy Phillips
Prayers Requested
Stations of the Cross and
Simple Suppers
Please join our parish community for Stations
of the Cross this Friday at 6:30 pm followed
by a Simple Supper of soup, bread and water.
Each week a different parish organization
prepares the meal and serves the community.
This week, the St. Pius X Council of Catholic
Women is hosting.
Fr. George is also available for the Sacrament of Reconciliation
each Friday from 5:30 to 6:15 pm.
This beautiful tradition at St. Pius X
brings us together in our Lenten
mission to engage in prayer, fasting
and almsgiving. Free will donations
will be collected to benefit our
St. Vincent De Paul Society.
Please take a Candidate's Name from the Confirmation Banner
in the Gathering Space today!! We ask that you remember that
Candidate and all our Confirmation Teens in your prayers as
they make final preparations to receive the Sacrament of
Confirmation on April 18, 2015.
Pray to the Holy Spirit that they may open their hearts to God’s
love and accept their faith as an adult in the Catholic Church.
Pray that they will embrace a living faith now and for the rest
of their life journey. Thank you, parishioners of St. Pius X
Faith Community!!!
Lighthouse CD Sale
If you have any questions, you may contact Leanne Newman at
630/638-8509 or newman.leanne[email protected]
Year of Consecrated Life
Prayer for the Year of Consecrated Life
O God, throughout the ages you have called women and men
to pursue lives of perfect charity through the evangelical
counsels of poverty, chastity, and obedience.
During this Year of Consecrated Life, we give you thanks
for these courageous witnesses of Faith and models of
inspiration.
Their pursuit of holy lives teaches us to make a more perfect
offering of ourselves to you.
Continue to enrich your Church by calling forth sons and
daughters who,
having found the pearl of great price,
treasure the Kingdom of Heaven above all things.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.
The New Evangelization Ministry Lighthouse CD Sale
For a limited time you can purchase one copy of two
Lent/Easter related Lighthouse CD’s for the low price of just
$1 each! Additional copies may be purchased for $2 each. The
two CD titles are:
“The Passion of Christ in Light of the Holy Shroud of Turin”
and
“The Resurrection of Jesus: Fact or Fiction?”
To order, simply email us at [email protected]
and tell us your name and how many copies of each CD you
would like. Orders must be placed by March 15th.
CD’s can be picked up and paid for after Masses the weekend
of March 21/22.
The Path to Freedom
Most of us, if we were asked "Does the phrase 'the Ten
Commandments' appear in the Bible?" would likely get it
wrong, because the answer is "no." "The Ten Commandments"
is a post-biblical, phrase that developed along with an image of
God as police officer that is not found in today's passage from
Exodus. The first phrase is the key: God is the one who brings
us out of slavery; following God's law or commands is our path
to freedom. The moneychangers whom Jesus drove from the
temple were not explicitly breaking any of the commandments,
but neither were they helping people to find God's path to
freedom as they came to worship at the temple. This is an
important Lenten lesson for us. We need to stop asking
ourselves whether or not we are breaking specific rules or
regulations and instead examine our lives to see if we are truly
following a path to God's freedom through Christ.
Copyright (c) J. S. Paluch Co.
November 30, 2014—February 7, 2016
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PARISH NEWS
Our Stewardship of Sharing
Weekly Offering Report
Weekly Offering Contributions ~ February 2015
First Week Offering
7,042
First Week Electronic Giving (2/1-2/3)
5,527
Second Week Offering
10,768
Second Week Electronic (2/4-2/10)
7,125
Third Week Offering
8,785
Third Week Electronic (2/11-2/17)
3,254
Fourth Week Offering
10,015
Fourth Week Electronic (2/18-2/24)
3,775
Electronic Giving (2/25-2/28)
1139
Budgeted Income for February*
63,411
Amount under budget for February: ($5,981)
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Year to Date Sunday Offering Budget
July 1, 2014 through February 28, 2015
Revenue
$499,914
Budget through February 28
518,242
Over (under) Budget for year
(18,328)
Church Projects Collection
July 1, 2013 through March 3, 2015
Weekly Offering Contributions ~ March 2015
Air Conditioning Goal $50,000 Donations
First Week Offering
10,781
Restroom Goal
$77,000 Donations
Electronic Giving (3/1-3/3)
5,612
Parking Lot/Lights
Donations
Budgeted Income for March*
71,171
Amount needed for March Offering budget: $54,778
Golden Touch Donations 7/1/14-3/3/15
*Budgeted offering income needed to meet monthly budgeted expenses
$27,621
85,500
7,040
$19,262
Thank you for your continued support of our ministries to the people of God.
Fuddruckers Benefit Night For St. Pius X School
Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 11 am — 9 pm
Present this coupon at the time of your order and our school will receive 20% of all proceeds!
Fuddruckers is located at 1500 Branding Ln, Downers, Grove, IL 60515
630-963-0404
(All coupons must be distributed prior to entering the restaurant. Any coupons distributed on or in the property of
Fuddruckers will not be counted towards the total of the Benefit and may lead to disqualification of the Benefit in
its entirety.)
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♫ ♫ Musical Notes ♫ ♫
This Week’s Calendar of Events
Additional Rehearsal for Adult Choir in March:
Thursday, March 26 from 6 pm to 9 pm for our
Holy Week Triduum Rehearsal. If more time is needed, we
may rehearse on Saturday, March 28 from 10 to 12 pm, so
try to keep that open as well.
Tuesday-March 10
V.I.P. Senior luncheon
11:30 am
Martha Room
Service Commission
7:00 pm
Parish Office
Wednesday-March 11
Grade School Mass
8:30 am
Church
Council of Catholic Women
7:00 pm
Martha Room
Rosary/Prayer/Benediction
8:00 pm
Prayer Chapel
Thursday-March 12
Market Day Pick Up
10:00 am
Social Center
Stewardship Council
6:00 pm
Parish Office
Friday-March 13
Stations of the Cross
6:30 pm
Church
Followed by Simple Supper in the Martha Room
Saturday-March 14
CCW Lenten Retreat
9:00 am
Martha Room
Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15
St. Vincent de Paul Collection truck after weekend Masses
Kirsten Currie
[email protected]
630-386-5525 (call or text)
From Your Environmental Awareness Committee
Spring is Almost Here and we will be collecting again.
Before and after all the Masses on the weekend of March 21/22
we will be accepting expired and unused drugs & medications,
medical equipment and eyeglasses as well as cell phones and
ink / laser toner cartridges for recycling.
If you have questions about recycling or would like information
about pricing or ordering remanufactured ink cartridges, please
call 630-240-4595 or email [email protected]
Guy's Night Out
On Wednesday, March 11, from 6:30-8 pm, male students and
leaders are invited to go go-karting and play arcade games at
Enchanted Castle in Lombard. We'll meet at Enchanted Castle
at 6:30 pm and parents should pick up their students at 8 pm.
The Youth Ministry budget will cover the cost of go-karting
and students should bring a few bucks ($5) for arcade games.
St. Pius X Council of Catholic Women
Spring Craft/Vendor Show
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - Social Center
9 am to 3 pm
Crafters/Vendors Needed
Application available at www.stpiuslombard.org
St. Pat's Hockey Night
On Monday, March 16, from 6:30-8 pm, wear green or
Blackhawks gear to youth group for St. Pat's Hockey Night.
We'll be playing floor hockey and doing St. Patrick's Day
crafts. Irish you can join us!
Additional Questions? Contact Carol at
630-495-2647.
Cleaning and Organizing Catholic Charities' Hope House
On Saturday, March 21, from 9-11:30 am, the St. Pius X Youth
Ministry will be cleaning and organizing Catholic Charities'
Hope House in Villa Park. We'll meet at St. Pius X at 9 am and
be back by 11:30 am. We can only take 5-10 people, so sign up
soon by emailing Mark at [email protected]
V.I.P. Seniors
April & May Minister Schedules
Altar Servers, Lectors, and
Extraordinary Ministers
Go online and enter your vacations, restrictions, and
requests for April and May schedules, including
Holy Week and Easter.
Please join us for our Lenten Luncheon in the Martha Room on
March 10 at 11:30 am. We will meet in church for prayer.
Information about our April visit to College of DuPage will be
handed out. After lunch, our angels will assist us in making a
simple craft.
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DEADLINE IS MARCH 15 AT 10 PM.
St. Joseph— “A Table in his honor”
Many Italian St. Joseph’s Day traditions stem from the Middle Ages. The most
common story is that there was a drought and the people prayed to St. Joseph to end
the drought. They promised that if the drought ended they would prepare a feast
annually in his honor to which everyone, especially the poor, would be invited. In his
honor, the custom is for all to wear red, in the same way that green is worn on
St. Patrick’s Day.
In the Catholic tradition, St. Joseph’s Day, March 19, traditionally falls during the
fasting season of Lent that precedes Easter. That means the feasting is done
traditionally without meat. Italian recipes include pastas, fish, sweets, breads and
fava beans.
The Table, which is always blessed by a priest, would be in three tiers, symbolizing
the Most Holy Trinity. The top tier would hold a statue of St. Joseph surrounded by
flowers and greenery. The other tiers might hold, in addition to the food, flowers
(especially lilies), candles, figurines and symbolic shaped breads and pastries.
Oranges are used in abundance, which some say are for the sweetness of St. Joseph.
Reasons for doing the Table The Table is done in fulfillment of a promise made to St. Joseph to thank him for his
assistance in a time of family crises such as: Curing Illness…promising to do a Table if someone recovered. Bringing
a loved one safely back from War….common after World War II and Vietnam, signs in windows would invite any
and all to a Table being given in Thanksgiving for the safe return of a son. Tradition…after fulfilling the initial
promise, the family keeps doing a Table through several generations. Personal Devotion…a group or individual has a
desire to do a Table. Thanksgiving for Good Fortune……as a way of saying thank you for a successful business or
continued good health. Whatever the reason for the devotion to St. Joseph, it is very much part of the lives of the
people. More individuals, churches and restaurants continue to have Tables.
PLEASE JOIN US
as St. Pius X celebrates the Feast of St. Joseph
with a St. Joseph’s Table Pot Luck in the Social Center
Sunday, March 22
Immediately Following 11:30 am Mass
Serving 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Please contact Leanne Newman at [email protected] or 630-638-8509
if you would like to contribute a food item to the Pot Luck; specify if you will be bringing a
Main Dish/Pasta, Salad/Side Dish or a Dessert.
Foods may be delivered to the Social Center after 9:00 AM on March 22 and should be in
disposable serving dishes that are clearly marked as to the content.
Suggested Donation $5 per Person/$20 per Family of 4+
Or Whatever You Are Able to Give
Donations benefit St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry
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St. Vincent de Paul Annual Report
St. Vincent de Paul Donation Drive
‘We must be accountable to our donors & transparent to all’
Our parish SVdP Conference submitted our 2014 Annual
Report and we would like to share with all who have an interest
in our work with those in need:
Here at St. Pius X on March 14 & 15
The St. Vincent de Paul truck will be in our parking lot the
weekend of 3/14 & 3/15!! Our volunteers will be waiting for
you at the truck to help you unload. Please have all your
donations bagged or boxed. No hangers please.
We will be happy to accept…….
Clothing, shoes, linens and books in good or bad
condition. Unusable clothing, shoes, linens and even
books generate income for the needy because they are
sold for rags or in bulk. SPECIAL NEED FOR
SCHOOL CLOTHING & COATS FOR CHILDREN!
Small housewares (toasters, blenders, mixers, etc.)
Electronics-- The SVdP Thrift Shops are now electronic
recycling centers! We can take small electronics and
computers at the clothing drive. For larger item
donations, please call for a home pick up. No console
TV’s or large screen TV’s accepted.
Your donations go to the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shops
where your donations are given away free to needy families in
the community. Donated items are also sold at reasonable
prices at the thrift shops so that needy families can shop with
dignity.
INCOME
Parishioner Offerings
Thanksgiving, Simple Supper
St. Joseph's Table & other
Parish Offerings/ Events
Memorials, Honorariums and
other income
Total income
Goods & Services
Provided to SVdP
Clients
Food Vouchers/ Gi Cards
Pace Bus Passes
Rent/ Mortgage &
Temporary Lodging Assistance
U li es assistance
Supplemental Purchases to
restock our Food Pantry
Other client assistance
Emergency relief dona ons
(Typhoon/ Tornado disasters)
Office expenses (Cell phone,
stamps, training materials, etc)
Specially designed backpacks
for the homeless
Goods/Services Total
$ 31,076.00
$ 5,439.00
$3,167.00
$39,682.00
$12,500.00
$10,400.00
$ 5,148.00
$ 3,976.00
$2,680.00
$ 2,552.00
$ 2,000.00
$ 1,512.00
If you have any large items, bicycles or furniture you would
like to donate, you can call and schedule a pick up at your
home at 630-231-4658.
$ 500.00
$41,238.00
Thank you to everyone at St. Pius for helping us help others!
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
These goods and services were provided during almost 1500
client visits to our pantry for food and living assistance over the
past year. Our members volunteer in the pantry three days a
week and are involved with other charitable activities.
Volunteers are needed to help at the truck the weekend of
March 14/15. If you or your parish group would like to
volunteer for the clothing drive effort, please contact
Wally Newman at 630-815-9434 or [email protected]
The St. Vincent de Paul Society is able to assist
those who need it most through the generous
donations that our parishioners entrust to us. We are
being good stewards of these gifts in accordance
with the mission and the rules of our Society. On
behalf of the clients you have helped us serve,
thank you and God Bless!
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MINISTERIO HISPANO
Misa en Español
Sacerdote
Coordinadora de Ministerio Hispano
Coordinador Educación Religiosa
Sábado 7:00 pm
Fernando Cuevas
Laura Mora
Abraham Rodríguez
Bautizos
1er. Y 3er. Sábado del mes
Matrimonios, Visita a los enfermos, Quinceañeras
e Intenciones de misa
Favor de hablar a la Rectoría para mas información
Horario de Oficina
Miércoles
Jueves
Teléfono
Email
9:00 am—1:00 pm
1:00 pm—4:00 p.m.
630-627-4526 X203
[email protected]
SOMOS TEMPLOS DE DIOS
1. Destruid este templo y en tres días lo levantaré… Él
hablaba del templo de su cuerpo. Cuando el evangelista
Juan escribe el evangelio ya había sido destruido el templo
de Jerusalén y los judíos vivían mayoritariamente en la
diáspora. Los seguidores de Jesús no tenían templos físicos
donde reunirse y se reunían para celebrar la “cena del
Señor” en casas particulares. El único templo en torno al
cual se reunían los cristianos, en tiempos del evangelista
Juan, era el cuerpo de Cristo. Después de Constantino los
cristianos volvieron a reunirse en templos de piedra para
celebrar la vida, muerte y resurrección del Maestro y
Redentor. Pero sin olvidar que lo más importante nunca fue
el templo físico donde comulgaban, sino el cuerpo vivo de
Cristo con el que comulgaban. Pues bien, nosotros los
cristianos, cuando nos reunimos para celebrar nuestras
eucaristías, no debemos olvidar que el único que nos
congrega es Jesús, que nos reunimos en torno a su cuerpo.
Jesús fue el verdadero cuerpo de Dios y los cristianos, por
nuestra comunión con Cristo, somos verdaderos cuerpos de
Dios. San Agustín, que conocía muy la doctrina del Cuerpo
místico de Cristo, decía a los cristianos de Hipona que,
cuando el sacerdote les daba el cuerpo de Cristo y ellos
respondían <amén> debían ser conscientes de que
realmente recibían lo que eran: “recibís lo que sois: el
cuerpo de Cristo”. Esa es nuestra mayor responsabilidad
como cristianos: vivir conscientes de que somos cuerpos de
Cristo, templos de Dios, y saber ver a las personas como
templos de Dios, con todo el respeto y amor que esto
conlleva. En un sentido más amplio, podemos incluso decir
que todo el universo es cuerpo de Dios, como dice el himno
litúrgico: “encarnación es todo el universo”.
2. Yo soy el
Señor, tu Dios…
no tendrás otros
dioses frente a
mí. En el
decálogo, tal
como leemos hoy
en el libro del
Éxodo, Yahvé se
presenta como un
Dios muy celoso,
que no permite
que sus criaturas
adoren a otros
dioses fuera de él.
El amor a la familia y el amor a nuestro prójimo se derivan
necesariamente del amor a Dios, porque Dios nos ha amado
primero. Como nos dirá después Jesús, los diez
mandamientos se reducen a estos dos: amar a Dios y al
prójimo en Dios y por Dios. Naturalmente, la redacción del
decálogo está hecha de acuerdo con el lenguaje de la
cultura de su tiempo; una cultura muy machista y
vengativa. El Dios de Jesús será un Dios Padre
misericordioso, un Dios universal, que ama a todos sus
hijos por igual y a todos nos perdona. El decálogo de los
cristianos debe ser el decálogo de Jesús, donde el amor a
Dios y a todas las cosas por Dios, es el único mandamiento,
porque Dios es Amor.
3. Nosotros predicamos a Cristo crucificado, escándalo
para los judíos, necedad para los griegos. Ni los judíos,
ni los griegos podían entender y aceptar el lenguaje de san
Pablo cuando hablaba de Jesús de Nazaret como auténtico
Mesías. Porque para los judíos el Mesías sería un Mesías
triunfador y poderoso con el poder de Dios; por eso, hablar
de un Dios crucificado era un auténtico escándalo para los
judíos. Los griegos no creían en ningún Mesías salvador y
redentor del ser humano, por lo que hablar de esto les
parecía sencillamente una necedad. El fideísmo de san
Pablo se oponía radicalmente al racionalismo de los
griegos. Hoy vivimos en una situación parecida a la que
vivió san Pablo: lo que se opone a una razón lógica y
científica les parece a muchos, simple necedad. Por eso, el
cristianismo y cualquier otro dogma religioso son recibidos
en nuestra sociedad con indiferencia o con desprecio; sólo
vale lo que la razón científica prueba y comprueba. Los
cristianos seguimos afirmando, con Pascal, que el corazón
tiene sus razones que la razón no entiende. Predicar la
verdad de Cristo crucificado es para nosotros una verdad
del corazón.
Por Gabriel González del Estal
March 8, 2015
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DEANERY AND DIOCESAN NEWS
Communication from the Bishop
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
During the weekend of March 14 and 15, our diocese will take up the Catholic Relief Services Collection. The Catholic
Relief Services Collection funds six Catholic agencies that work to serve our suffering brothers and sisters around the world.
Through humanitarian aid, resettling displaced individuals and families, and providing legal and advocacy services for migrants, the
Catholic Relief Services Collection allows us to see every encounter with a person who is suffering as an opportunity to help
Jesus in disguise.
In late 2012, a civil war erupted in the Central African Republic, resulting in a government takeover by a rebel leader whose
militia included many mercenaries. At a certain point, the new rebel government could not pay their militia, so the mercenaries
retaliated by attacking and pillaging the country, targeting many Christians. This violence continued into 2014.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office of International Justice and Peace (IJP) and Catholic Relief Services
(CRS) worked with the Church in the Central African Republic to raise awareness and advocate for those who were suffering. As a
result of their intervention, the United States committed $101 million for Africa Union Peacekeepers and $30 million for
humanitarian assistance. The number of African Union Peacekeepers was increased from 1,200 to almost 6,000. Through projects
like these, IJP and CRS help the Church stop violence and seek assistance for those whose lives have been destroyed by conflict.
Religious Immigration Services (RIS), a division of Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), helps members of
religious communities navigate the complicated system of visa requirements and immigration laws. In the United States, a
community of three elderly sisters faced declining health, which made it difficult for them to carry out the activities of the convent
and to travel for doctor’s appointments. RIS advocates helped this community bring two younger sisters over from the Philippines.
These new sisters will be able to take care of the convent and help the older sisters continue their religious service.
CRS and CLINIC are two of the six worldwide Catholic relief agencies funded by this Catholic Relief Services Collection.
These agencies work each day to provide food, water, disaster relief, and other vital assistance to Jesus in the disguise of
suffering people.
Please be generous in the Catholic Relief Services Collection. Your support truly
makes a difference.
Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon
Bishop of Joliet
For more information on the Catholic Relief Services Collection
and the organizations it supports, please visit www.usccb.org
(search “Catholic Relief Services Collection”).
Job Opportunities
levels. Others include the pastor, the school principal, parish and
school staff, school families and servicers/vendors for school
enrollment and payroll. The individual must also be a self-starter
with the ability to perform duties in a professional and
confidential manner. This individual always sets a good example
of Catholic behavior in dealing with others.
A bachelor’s degree with an accounting major is preferred
and at least five years of accounting experience. Individual
should have experience with the ParishSoft accounting system,
Excel and Microsoft Word. This is an hourly, part-time, nonSchool Business Manager (part-time) Position
exempt position by definition of the U.S. Department of Labor
Holy Family Catholic School, Bensenville, IL, is seeking a
part-time school business manager. The school business manager and as such requires a working presence in the office of no more
than 29 hours in a given work week as scheduled by the
provides day to day management of Holy Family School’s
Principal. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to:
finances.
Knowledge of the ParishSoft system along with solid
accounting skills are required for this position. The school
Mr. Christopher Tiritilli
business manager must have effective communication skills and Principal, Holy Family Catholic School
the ability to work and partner with others on many different
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PART TIME HELP WANTED
Saint Anne Parish in Oswego, IL seeks secretary and
clerical position. This is a ministerial position of welcome.
Knowledge of the Catholic faith is required. A familiarity with
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COMMUNITY NEWS
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or August 7-9, 2015, all at Elk Grove Village, IL. Early
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CHRIST THE KING’S ANNUAL LUNCHEON TO
HONOR ST. PATRICK—MARCH 18
Christ the King’s CCW will hold its annual St. Patrick’s Day
Luncheon on March 18 in their Parish Life Center, 1501 South
Main Street, Lombard at 11 o’clock. For a free-will donation a
luncheon of corned beef sandwiches, ham sandwiches, Cole
slaw, salads, Irish soda bread, desserts, coffee and tea will be
served. There will be an Irish sing along and lots of fun.
All Seniors in the parish are invited to attend Active Senior
Expo at no charge (regular admission is $2). The event will be
held on Wednesday, March 11, at Abbington Banquets,
3S002 IL Route 53 (corner of Route 53 and Butterfield Road)
in Glen Ellyn. Active Senior Expo features hundreds of
products and services for seniors, free seminars, free health
screenings, free musical entertainment, and free door prizes.
Show hours are from 9:30 am to 2:00 pm, and parking is free.
Please call Florence at 630-792-9546 and let us know you’ll be
there. Plan to come, bring a friend and enjoy!
CHRIST THE KING PARISH’S ST. JOSEPH TABLE
MARCH 15
Bring the family to Christ the King Parish’s annual St. Joseph
Table on Sunday, March 15, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm in their
school gymnasium, 115 E. 15th Street, Lombard.
The tradition behind this event is the offering of simple,
meatless food dishes in return for a free-will donation. This
year our proceeds will go to Lombard’s Catholic Charities. It’s
a great opportunity to gather with family, friends and
neighbors. It is also an opportunity to enjoy good food, take a
chance on a raffle prize and share your generosity with people
in need.
Simply present this bulletin or a photocopy at the door and you
and all members of your party will be admitted free of charge.
St. Michael Lenten Retreat
With Dr. Leroy Huizenga
Saturday, March 21 — 8 am to Noon
St. Michael Church, 310 S. Wheaton Ave., Wheaton
Mass at 8 am
Talk 1: A Lenten Journey on Marriage and the family
Talk 2: Reading the Bible as a Catholic
Free will offering. Light refreshments
For further information, please call Mary Ellen at
630-495-1339 or e-mail her at [email protected]
March 8, 2015
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