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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
RAISED UP BY
THE MESSIAH
Last week, when Jesus referred
to the destruction of the temple, the
account from today’s first reading is
what would have come to the minds
of his listeners. But, as Jesus was
speaking on a deeper level, so does
today’s first reading. In the first paragraph we hear that Israel had, in
effect, “fallen” already through its
infidelity to the covenant. Lest we
get too cozy, this account reminds us
that God, though just, loving, and
merciful, is capable of punishing sin
when that sin is unrepentant. But we
are also reminded that God, rich in
mercy, anoints individuals to be vessels of salvation as well (in Hebrew,
King Cyrus of Persia is called
“messiah”). In the Gospel reading,
we hear of another Messiah being
“lifted up” for our salvation in one of
the best known passages from the
New Testament. As Lent concludes
and we enter Holy Week, we need to
keep our gaze steadfast upon the
cross of Christ, the Son of God who
came into the world to raise us who
had fallen.
Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT
March 15, 2015
Fourth Sunday of Lent
The people of God forgot the covenant and flouted God’s laws.
They did not listen to the prophets among them, who spoke for
God in warning them. Prophets are sent from God to remind us
why we are here, but they are often, even in our own time,
mocked, disregarded, and mistreated, rather than thanked and
listened to.
The book of Chronicles tells the results of these sins:
the destruction of the Temple and all of Jerusalem, murder,
mayhem, and finally exile to a foreign land. Why are these
stories in the Bible? Just to inform us of what happened to our
ancient forebears? What good would that be unless there were
a message and a warning for us as well? Are we people who
follow the teachings of God, who obey the words of Christ in
the second covenant in his blood? Or do we continue to wreak
works of darkness and violence? We are reminded by these
readings that we will be judged as a people, not just as individuals.
JUDGED AS A PEOPLE
The people of Judah suffered the destruction of everything dear to them: their city, their goods and riches, their lives
and dear ones, and finally they endured exile in a foreign land.
We in America cannot imagine ourselves taken prisoners and
exiled to a foreign land because it has never happened to us,
although it happens every day to people in other lands, as they
are made refugees by the evil done to them by others. We need
to face the hard question: is some of that evil being done in our
name?
We will be judged in the end, not just as individuals,
but as a people. What do our works in the world say about us?
Can we avoid the judgment that we are as bad as those whom
we claim do us evil?
YET GOD IS RICH IN MERCY
The people of ancient Jerusalem forgot God and the
promises made to them and by them, and did wrong. They preferred darkness to light, because their works were evil and the
light would expose them for what they were. How are we like
that today? Do we persecute those who call us to be our best
selves, or do we listen and repent? Do we treat others badly
because we see them as bad, or do we treat them as children of
God, thus demonstrating that we are who we say we are: good
people who love God? Worse, do we harm others and justify it
by claiming that we act in God’s own name? That’s what the
ancients did when they persecuted and killed the prophets.
(Babylon, to which the people of God were exiled, is in modern-day Iraq.)
Yet today we are reminded that God is merciful, and
despite our sins God has sent Christ to be our savior and our
guide. God remembers the covenant, even if we forget. We
may be condemned by our works, but we are not saved by our
own works, but rather by God’s grace and mercy. God offers
us, in the Son, mercy and forgiveness if we recognize our
wrongdoing.
Stations of the Cross
Fully participatory stations of the cross continue on all Friday evenings throughout Lent beginning at 7:00pm in Church. All are welcome
to spend a pray filled moment commemorating
Christ’s passion and death in a unique and solemn way.
On Friday, March 27 at 7:30pm, we will hold
a special evening praying the St. John Paul II
Stations of the Cross, which includes a video
presentation and music sung by our Schola.
All are welcome to experience the power of the
stations in a more dramatic way.
Mass Intentions
PRAY FOR THE SICK OF OUR PARISH
Mar 16
8:30
COMMUNION SERVICE
Mar 17
8:30
MASS
†Joseph Janek
†Catherine Stanger
Mar 18
8:30
COMMUNION SERVICE
Mar 19
8:30
COMMUNION SERVICE
Mar 20
8:30
Mar 21
5:00
MASS
†Tom Carrico Mar 22
8:30
11:00
MASS
†Leonardo Cataldo
†Anna For no
†Peter Iosue
†Brian Schaefer
†Rudi Zipter
†Joseph Pawula
†Joseph M. Pawula
†Doris Kusek
†Edward Berg
†Jerry Narske
†Wally Borla
†George Schluter
†Lillian Schluter
†Barbara Zalewska - Special Int.
Patricia Levin
Esther Alm
Julia Pawlak
Be y Graffy
Madelyn Moller
Lori Mueller
Irene Chmiel
Theresa Brady
Joan Blanford
Mary Pauley
Joann Recchia
Mary Hayes
Gerard Marzano
Adeline Sowinski
Nicole e Zullo
Charlo e Lorkowski
Barbara Karavas
Joan Gross
Margaret Dowling
Casey Fanning
Jill Herz
Violet LaMan a
Timmy Hartne
Joseph Kudron
First Reading — The wrath and the mercy of the
Lord are revealed in the exile and liberation of the
chosen people (2 Chronicles 36:14-16, 19-23) or
1 Samuel 16:1b, 6-7, 10-13a.
Psalm — Let my tongue be silenced, if I ever forget
you! (Psalm 137) or Psalm 23.
Second Reading — By grace you have been saved
(Ephesians 2:4-10) or Ephesians 5:8-14.
Gospel — The Son was sent by God so that the
world might be saved through him (John 3:14-21) or
John 9:1-41 [1, 6-9, 13-17, 34-38].
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
Our Military Men and Women
Donna Boniak
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Monday:
Tuesday:
TODAY’S READINGS
Genevieve Palkoner
Janet Eberhardt
Marion Bushong
Shawn Johnson
Dolores Trendel
Pat Lopez
Cathy Arnold Porzel
Sarah Miller
Tyler Senese
Ka e Harker-Laureano
Dolores Ondrus
Theresa Jacobazzi
Pamela Jacobazzi
Allan Maiers
Baby Lacey Lynn Porzel
Sco Colcord
Nicole Spreeman
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Friday:
Saturday:
Sunday:
Is 65:17-21; Ps 30:2, 4-6, 11-13b;
Jn 4:43-54
Ez 47:1-9, 12; Ps 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9;
Jn 5:1-16
Is 49:8-15; Ps 145:8-9, 13cd-14,
17-18; Jn 5:17-30
2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16; Ps 89:2-5,
27, 29; Rm 4:13:16-18, 22;
Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a or Lk 2:41-51a
Wis 2:1a, 12-22; Ps 34:17-21, 23;
Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30
Jer 11:18-20; Ps 7:2-3, 9bc-12;
Jn 7:40-53
Jer 31:31-34; Ps 51:3-4, 12-15;
Heb 5:7-9; Jn 12:20-33
Alternate readings (Year A):
Ez 37:12-14; Ps 130:1-8;
Rom 8:8-11; Jn 11:1-45 [3-7, 17,
20-27, 33b-45]
MASS CELEBRANTS
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Treasures from our Traditions
21/22, 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.”
With the dissipation of the catechumenate’s
energy since almost everyone was born into the
Church, Lent began to be seen more as a preparation to follow the Passion of Christ with devotion.
In the city of Rome, creative spirits settled on
“stational churches” as a way of keeping the energy flowing. Everyone would be directed to a certain “station” each day, and the name of that
church provided a theme for the liturgy. So, for
example, on certain Saturdays in Lent, everything
centered on the church of St. Vitale. Now, this
poor fellow had been thrown into a hole and covered in stones at his martyrdom, so the readings
recalled Joseph thrown down the well by his
brothers, and the wicked servants killing the son
of the owner of the vineyard. Gradually, travelers
to Rome noted the celebration and worked it into
liturgical schedules back home. Eventually, calendars everywhere bore the curious footnote on a
Lenten Saturday: “Station S. Vitale.” This served
the priority of getting ready to hear the Passion
fairly well, but was hardly satisfactory for Lent’s
baptismal character. Now, at last, our liturgy is
reorganized to serve the deepest level of our tradition exceedingly well. Lent, once again, is all
about baptism.
—Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
For more information,
call Carrie or Bob Alexander 847.882-3250
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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.
St. Vincent de Paul
C
H
, 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 in dealing with personal problems. Addionally, Expressive Stress-Reduc on group therapy for persons with cancer at all stages of the
disease is being offered (see brochure in PAC
Office). 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.
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
St. Marcelline is on Facebook!!
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.
Mark Passero
Gene & Elaine Leonard
03/22/2015
03/28/2015
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KEEP ST. MARCELLINE UPDATED!
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.
BLOSSOMS AND FRUIT
Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring,
you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.
—Walter Scott
Paper Donations Needed!
We are in need of white 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. Thank 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.
Today’s gospel says “But whoever
lives the truth comes to the light, so
that his works may be clearly seen as
done in God”. Let your marriage live
in truth and works through God. The
next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends are
April 17-19, 2015 or June 12-14, 2015 or August 79, 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
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
HOLY, HOLY, HOLY!
Pilgrimage Reflections on the Holy Places, Holy People
and Holy Pilgrims in the Holy Land.
Vocations to the Priesthood For information about priesthood go to
www.ChicagoPriest.com or contact
Fr. Francis Bitterman at 312-534-8298 or [email protected] For information on religious life
contact the Office for Religious/CAVA,
[email protected], (312) 534-5240,
and for the Permanent
Diaconate program contact Deacon
Bob Puhala at 847-837-4564 or
[email protected]
Walking in the footsteps of Jesus on a pilgrimage in the
Holy Land, one encounters many places, things, and
people that are holy. Likewise, our life is a journey
where we strive to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. In
the every day experiences of our lives we encounter
places, people and things that are holy. As we make our
way through the pilgrimage of life,
we are called to be a holy people.
Hear Fr. Sergio share his experience of leading a pilgrimage to the Holy Land for 43 people,
which included some parishioners from St. Marcelline.
Through thoughtful and humorous anecdotes Fr. Sergio
will help us understand what the experiences on a pilgrimage half way around the world have to teach us
about life and faith wherever we call home.
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. All women are 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.
April 7th - Birthdays. Spring decoration contest. Doris
Pearson & Monica.
April 21st - Cookie exchange - Monica & Doris Pearson.
May 5th - Birthdays. Free Bingo for members.
May 19th - Pizza - hosted by Toni Dini’s 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.
TRIPS WITH DORIS TO CONTACT HER - 847.985.1048
SAINT HUBERT JOB AND
NETWORKING MINISTRY
April 13, 2015 – “Negotiating A Job Offer in
Tough Times” – 7:00pm to 9:15pm - St. Hubert Ministry Center, 729 Grand Canyon, Hoffman Estates, IL. Our presenter is Jack Chapman,
author and salary negotiation coach. Jack will
advise us on handling an offer of employment
and realizing our value and worth.
April 18, 2015 - “Resume Review” – 9:00am
to 11:00am – Community Church of Long
Grove, 1110 Robert Parker Coffin Road, Long
Grove, IL. Bring your resume for a personal
evaluation by one of six HR, Search, or Career
Counselors who will be on hand to give you
their thoughts and suggestions. Bring a friend.
April 27, 2015 – “Working Effectively with
an Accountability Group” – 7:00pm to
9:15pm. Saint Hubert Ministry Center, 729
Grand Canyon, Hoffman Estates, IL. Join us as
former and current members of our St. Hubert
accountability teams describe A.G. Team effectiveness and how to succeed in an A.G. as a
member as well as the role of an A.G. Facilitator.
Questions regarding the St. Hubert Job
Ministry Events, call: Bob Podgorski at
847.843.0020
Sunday, March 15
 Girl Scout Cookie Sale
 Handbell Choir
 EDGE
 Confirma on 1 & 2
 Lenten Mission
8:30
9:30
5:45
7:00
Monday, March 16
 Bible Study
 Joyful Noise
 Lenten Mission
7:00 pm
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7:00 pm
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7:00 pm St. Hubert’s
Tuesday, March 17
 Eucharis c Adora on
 Morning Bible Study
 GA
 Seniors
 SVDP
 Lenten Mission
 RCIA
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10:00 am
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11:00 am
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12:00 pm
DH
6:30 pm
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7:00 pm St. Hubert’s
7:00 pm
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Wednesday, March 18
 OA
 SPRED
 Bapt. Info. Mee ng
9:30
6:30
7:00
am
pm
pm
2
2,4
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Thursday, March 19
 Women at the Well
6:30
pm
FR
Friday, March 20
 Catholic Family Time
 AA
7:00
7:30
pm
pm
FR
1,3
Saturday, March 21
 Catholic Family Time
 MOC-Grief Support
 Confessions
9:00
10:30
4:00
Sunday, March 22
 Handbell Choir
8:30
am
FR
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12
pm Recon Rm
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For an up to date list of all weekly calendar events
please go to www.stmarcelline.com
“Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, so that
everyone who believes in Him may have eternal life……...
……whoever lives the truth comes to the light, so that His works may be clearly seen as
done in God.” (JN 3:14-21)
How can we learn to lift up the Son of Man so others can see the way to eternal life? We must get
to know Him more, so we can seek the light and show God’s work through us. One way is to take
time away so we can really listen for Him. A CRHP experience could be just what you need!
This lent – Pray for renewal
Women’s Weekend
April 18-19, 2015
Contact:
Roxanne Maiers– 224-595-8909
Parish Office – 847-524-4429
www.stmarcelline.com
(under Faith Formation – Adults)
GOD UPHOLDS ME
I take for my sureties: The power of God to guide
me, the might of God to uphold me, the wisdom of
God to teach me, the eye of God to watch over me,
the ear of God to hear me, the word of God to give
me speech, the hand of God to protect me, the way of
God to go before me, the shield of God to shelter me.
—St. Patrick
Dear St. Marcelline Community,
Thank you for all of your prayers, kindness and support to our family during these past eight months.
We are grateful for such a strong faith presence during this difficult time and are so proud to belong to
such a caring and giving church.
Sincerely,
Melissa, Monica, Robert, Laura & Christina
Schaefer
GOD’S WORD TODAY
Such rich fare is offered to us this day from
the table of God’s word. The first reading
chronicles both the punishment and the great
mercy shown by God to the people who
“added infidelity to infidelity.” Saint Paul
calls this God one “who is rich in mercy.”
The greatest merciful act shown by our God
is beautifully proclaimed in today’s Gospel:
“For God so loved the world that he gave his
only Son.” As the word of God is proclaimed today, let us be thankful to God for
the gift of the Lord Jesus, who came into
this world not to condemn, but to save.
From Saint Margaret Sunday Missal, copyright © J. S. Paluch Company
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
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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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