march 15, 2015 bulletin - St. Bridget Catholic Church

March 15, 2015
WELCOME TO THE CHURCH OF
St. Bridget
600 Clifford Avenue • Loves Park, IL 61111 633-6311
www.StBridgetLovesPark.org
Reverend Msgr. Daniel Deutsch, Pastor
Reverend Christopher DiTomo, Associate Pastor
Reverend Keith Romke, Associate Pastor
Deacons Philip E. Abel, Jovie Reyes, William Riseley
Fourth Sunday of Lent
FROM THE DESK OF MSGR. DANIEL DEUTSCH
Dear Parishioners,
I want to ask you to sign up this week for the Light of the World Retreat starting next Friday
night. I know a weekend is a big gift of self to the Lord and your parish, but it will be well
worth it. Jesus has something for you on this retreat and it will make you a better and happier person. Besides, we all think we are doing just fine spiritually, but isn't it true that we can
all do better? Challenge yourself this Lent by making this commitment to a better and more
active faith. Thanks for thinking about it.
Within a month or so, we will have a new sound system. Yeah!
A member of the Capital Renovation Committee will be speaking at masses soon to update us on where we are in
our capital improvement process.
Our Parish Mission is next week. Nic Frank, our Youth Minister, will be speaking starting Sunday night.
Fr Romke will be presenting an evening of Prayer and Praise as he offers reflections and music on Wednesday
night at 7 in the Church.
Please fill out the order form in this bulletin to purchase your Divine Mercy image. We will
order all the images at once and then have them for distribution for those who have prepaid. We will bless them at masses on the weekend of Divine Mercy Sunday, the week after Easter. They are $20 and will be a beautiful addition to your home or prayer place.
Jesus, I trust in you!
Peace,
Msgr.
P.S.~I also want to thank Renee Bolhous for her great work with Home and School. I left
her name off my Shamrock Shuffle thank you list last week. Thank you, Renee.
Readings for the Week of March 15, 2015
Sunday: 2 Chr 36:14-16, 19-23/Eph 2:4-10/Jn
3:14-21
Monday: Is 65:17-21/Jn 4:43-54
Tuesday: Ez 47:1-9, 12/Jn 5:1-16
Wednesday: Is 49:8-15/Jn 5:17-30
Thursday: 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16/Rom 4:13, 16
-18, 22/Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a or Lk 2:41-51a
Friday: Wis 2:1a, 12-22/Jn 7:1-2, 10, 25-30
Saturday: Jer 11:18-20/Jn 7:40-53
Next Sunday: Jer 31:31-34/Heb 5:7-9/Jn 12:2033
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WEEKLY COLLECTION INCOME FOR THE WEEK OF MARCH 8, 2015
Registered Families
2153
Envelopes
$12,486.14
Offertory
1190.06
Children
17.59
Fuel
10.00
Ash Wednesday
17.00
Easter Flowers
355.00
Sub Total
$14,075.79
Candles
288.32
Online
2,793.50 (96)
Total for Week
$17,157.61
8 Week Moving Average
WEEKLY OPERATING BUDGET
$19,839.94
$17,749.00
$2,090.94
LITURGY SCHEDULE
MASSES FOR THE WEEK
Saturday, March 14
5:00 pm Margaret Riedel
Sunday, March 15 Fourth Sunday of Lent
8:00 am Janet Hudson
10:00 am People of St. Bridget
12:00 pm Klemens Borowski
Monday, March 16
7:00 am Irene Bachrodt~1st Anniversary
8:15 am Mass of Thanksgiving for John and
Paula Sentovich
5:30 pm Jim DeNure
Tuesday, March 17 St. Patrick
7:00 am John and Jim Murphy
8:15 am Richard Flanagan
5:30 pm Royal Magnuson
Wednesday, March 18 St. Cyril
7:00 am Harold “Gene” Wagner
8:15 am Charlotte Brett
5:30 pm Mary Jane Brown
Thursday, March 19 St. Joseph, spouse of the
Blessed Virgin Mary
7:00 am Shirley Gugliuzza
8:15 am Robert C. Miller~20th Anniversary
5:30 pm Richard Flanagan
Friday, March 20
7:00 am Paul Steffan
8:15 am Mass of Thanksgiving for Brian and
Mary Vogrinc
5:30 pm Peg Sowle
Saturday, March 21
7:00 am Steve Alt
8:15 am LIFE
5:00 pm Deacon Ray Johnson~9th Anniversary
Sunday, March 22 Fifth Sunday of Lent
8:00 am Morris Eklund
10:00 am People of St. Bridget
12:00 pm Francislek and Zophia Wojewodzki
1st Sunday of the month at 4 PM-Croatian
Mass
2nd Sunday of the month at 5 PM-Filipino
Mass
Respect Life Mass in Chapel (every 3rd
Saturday 8 AM)
The next required Baptismal class will be
on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 7 PM in
Mitchell Hall. Please call the parish office
at 633-6311 to register.
Altar Server Schedule
Monday, March 16
8:15 am P. Kennedy K. Woods
5:30 pm L. Bergstrom J. Fulling
Tuesday, March 17
8:15 am P. Kennedy K. Woods
5:30 pm L. Bergstrom J. Fulling
Wednesday March 18
8:15 am S. Lincoln J. Petalber
5:30 pm A. Johnson E. Johnson
Thursday, March 19
8:15 am S. Lincoln J. Petalber
5:30 pm A. Johnson E. Johnson
Friday, March 20
8:15 am I. Marquetti A. Williams
5:30 pm N. Michalik D. Reyes
Saturday, March 21
8:15 am B. Brunner D. Reyes
Saturday Evening, March 21
5:00 pm M. Corrigan A. Felebrico D. Lincoln K. Marx B. Sherbon
Sunday, March 22
8:00 am S. Lewandowski E. Quirk C. Reynolds W. Roy S. Smitley
10:00 am E. Armendariz J. Caliston C. Gahan S. Hernandez
L. Hernandez
12:00 pm A. Ciaccio A. Ciaccio E. Gawaran J. Caliston J. Rodriguez
LITURGICAL MINISTERS
SATURDAY, MARCH 21
5:00 PM
Lector
Kerry Burd
Commentator
Tina Teeters
Eucharistic Ministers Anthony Borowski Amy Easton Maria Marx
Gregg Shigley
SUNDAY, MARCH 22
8:00 AM
Lector
John Gibson
Commentator
Michelle McKenna
Eucharistic Ministers Ivan Eye Rosalind Fiepke John and Kathleen Slade
10:00 AM
Lector
Earl Hernandez
Commentator
Shirley Poole
Eucharistic Ministers Loren Due Angie Hernandez Al Johnson
Kathleen Zucchi
12:00 PM
Lector
Kady Hevrin
Commentator
Don Rabor
Eucharistic Ministers Ivan Eye Peggy Javurek Diane Moore Mary Toldo
PLEASE WELCOME
Our parish community welcomes the
following families who registered last week.
Mario and Dragana Ascic
Nicholas and Elizabeth McCaslin
Adam and Shannon Rich
Daniel and Kathleen Slabaugh
LENTEN REGULATIONS
FOR FAST AND ABSTINENCE
In the United States, Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are
days of fast and abstinence. All other Fridays of Lent are
days of abstinence only.
ABSTINENCE: All persons who have completed their fourteenth year are bound by the law of abstinence.
FAST: All adults are bound by the law of fast from the beginning of their nineteenth year up to the beginning of their sixtieth year.
EXPLANATION: The law of abstinence means that a person is
bound to abstain beginning the day after one’s fourteenth
birthday.
The law of fast means that adults are bound to fast from the
day after their eighteenth birthday until the end of the day of
their fifty-ninth birthday.
Music at St. Bridget School has always
been my joy. During January, I was able
to assist at the Boylan Mass for Catholic
Schools Week along with some of our 4th
graders who came to a special practice after school to be
part of our Diocesan Student Choir for the event. We
sang “Here Am I” by Tom Booth which was a new song
for us. We decided to use this song for our very own
Catholic Schools Week Mass here at St. Bridget as well
and we have used it again, in fact, last week at our
Mass on Wednesday. If you didn’t know, every Wednesday the students prepare to sing our 8:15 AM Mass.
They practice the readings and petitions as well. I have
been told by someone attending that they so look forward to this Mass every week because of the music.
Thank you for such a pleasant comment! Sincerely, Mrs.
Tritt
APPLICATION: The law of abstinence forbids the eating of
meat and food prepared with meat or meat by-products.
The law of fast allows only one full meal and two lighter meals
in the course of a day, and prohibits eating between meals.
EXCEPTIONS: Women who are pregnant and persons who
are sick are not bound by the law of the fast.
The Knights of Columbus will be taking preorders for Easter Lilies after all weekend
Masses through March 22nd for pickup
Palm Sunday Weekend. The cost will be
$15 with net proceeds going to support Seminarians in
the diocese.
The Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Assembly 190 will be hosting a mostaccioli Dinner
at St. Rita's Church Sunday, April 26th. Tickets are $10 and are for sale in the back of
the church after all Masses. Net proceeds will go to
support the Assembly's charitable efforts.
2015-2016 PRESCHOOL AND K-8
REGISTRATION
Names are being taken for waiting lists for preschool 3’s
and morning 4’s. Spots are still available for Mon-Fri afternoon 4’s or M/W/F afternoon 4’s, and K-8th grades.
Register soon with early bird fee of $65.00 per student.
Fees increase to $95.00 after April 15. Forms are available
online at www.stbridgetlovespark.org or stop by the
school office. Give your child the gift of a Catholic Education. Call 815-633-8255 for questions or more information. Thank you!
The Light of the World Retreat in
Five Days!
Many people from St. Bridget are busy
preparing to host our retreat beginning on
Friday, March 20th. Come and join the excitement and
joy that lies ahead.
Reserve these dates and times:
Friday, March 20th, 7:00-9:00 PM
Saturday, March 21st, 8:00 AM-8:00 PM
Sunday, March 22nd, 8:00 AM-7:00 PM
Monday, March 23rd, 6:30 PM-9:30 PM
To register please call Kay Ethington at 815-654-8713.
SPIRIT AFLAME CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP
We invite you to join us on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 - 9:00 PM in
Mitchell Hall.
There is Benediction
every Saturday in the chapel at 1:00 PM.
Mary’s Corner
When Jesus met His mother on the road to Calvary, can you
imagine how they felt as they looked into each other's
eyes? Look at the face of Jesus at His crucifixion. Can we
not feel the same heartache and pain as Mary did? Does a
sword pierce our hearts?
Respect Life Ministry You are a masterpiece
of God's Creation
During the month of March, we are praying for those afflicted
with physical disabilities. May we assist them to achieve their
goals of independence and respect.
During the week, members of the Respect Life and Salve Regina Ministries
will be leading the rosary before the 5:30 pm mass. Please come about 5 pm
to pray the rosary.
The Respect Life Mass for March will be at 8:15 on Saturday, March 21.
There will be a 24 hour Rosary for all pregnant couples, those suffering from
infertility and their families on the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25. Signups will be the weekend of March 21 and 22 before and after all Masses.
For those looking forward to warm weather walking, consider the Hike for
Life on May 9. This will benefit Pregnancy Care Center in Rockford. Additional information will be available soon.
PRAYER CHAIN
Have your special intentions or prayer needs
included in our prayer chain by calling: Fred
or Rose Marie at 633-6681, Karen at 6331798 or Don or Karen at 289-9095.
CHARISMATIC HISPANIC PRAYER
GROUP Will meet on Wednesdays
from 7:00 until 8:30 PM. We will
meet in Mitchell Hall. Please call
Rose Johnson at 815/282-9579 for more information.
Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual
Help
Are you burdened with a problem and feel you have nowhere
to turn for help? The Novena to
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
might be the place to find an answer. Many
prayers have been answered by petitioning
the Blessed Mother under the title "Our Lady
of Perpetual Help." Please join us every
Wednesday as we petition our Blessed Mother for her help with all our needs. During
Lent, the Rosary will be recited at 5:10pm in
the main church followed by Mass at 5:30pm.
The Novena will begin immediately after
Mass. Place yourself in the hands of the
Blessed Mother for her powerful help!
GSB INCOMING
FRESHMAN
SCHOLARSHIP
The GSB Scholarship is a fullyfunded four-year scholarship
open to any Boylan-registered eighth grader
who shows academic talent, a desire to lend his
or her talents to the Boylan community, and
need.
Members of Boylan’s Class of 2019 are invited
to apply for this unique opportunity.
To apply, candidates must go to
www.86gsb.com. Applications are currently being accepted until further notice. NOTE: GSB
applications and teacher and parent recommendations are done online only.
GSB candidates’ families must complete Boylan’s
financial aid application in order to be eligible
for this or any scholarship. Forms are available
at Boylan’s Main Office. Financial Aid form
deadline is April 15.
Vocations Corner: Someone
Knows the
Secret to Your Happiness
St Bridget Fish Fry will be Friday, March 27th in
Mitchell Hall. Grab your family and friends to
join us for a fantastic fish fry. You will have your
choice of fried cod, baked cod, fried shrimp or
As I’ve been making my rounds to the diocesan grade
a combination for the main course. We will also
schools to encourage the kids to be open to following God’s have baked potatoes, French fries, or mac &
cheese along with coleslaw, bread and a
call wherever His voice is leading them, I’ve given them a
little example to help them to understand the importance of drink. If you prefer to eat at home, we will put all of this
good food in a box at our express take out order line. If you
discernment: The first consideration is to realize that God is
need tickets, they will be sold at the door so no need to worall loving and because of this He always calls us to whatry. The cost for adults is $8.00 and $4.00 for kids. The event
ever will be best for us! I always point to one of the kids
starts at 5:00pm and ends at 7:30pm.
and say “guess what . . . God has a plan for your life, and
He wants for you to be miserable!” All of the kids laugh, of If you would like to help at the Fish Fry we have several posicourse, because the idea is so absurd. I then of course cor- tions available please contact Tim Myers at tpmyrect the statement and say that God has a beautiful and ful- [email protected] or call 815-713-1263.
filling plan for this person’s life because God’s loves us so
ANGEL DUSTERS...We will be cleaning the
deeply.
church on Saturday, March 28, 2015 after the
I then ask them what they would do if they knew that there 8:15 AM Mass. If you have any questions,
was someone nearby who knew the secret to the happiness call Randy Gulotta at 262-6840 or just drop in
after Mass. Many hands are needed to keep
of their life. They, of course, say that they would go and
talk to that person. I then ask them, so if you knew that this our church beautiful!!
person could tell you the key to your happiness, then you’d
Natural Family Planning instruction offered through OSF
be willing to put down video games or forego a trip the
HealthCare
mall with friends for the sake of speaking with them? They
of course say yes! Next comes the challenge: then make
Discover the benefits of Natural Family Planning to achieve
the effort to take time to pray and to converse with God
or postpone pregnancy and for a lifetime of health. Plan to
even if it means that you have to set aside other things in
attend an introductory session in Creighton–Model Fertiliorder to make it happen! Brother and sisters, do you what
tyCare on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, from 6:30-7:30
to be happy? Then seek God out and let Him tell you!~Fr.
p.m. in the Foundation Room at OSF Saint Anthony Medical
Center, located at 5666 East State St., Rockford, IL. The
Keith Romke
Creighton-Model FertilityCare System networks with NaPro
Calling women of college age and older who are interested
Technology. NaPro Technology works cooperatively with
in a religious vocation. We will be visiting Sisters and
the procreative and gynecologic systems. When these sysNuns of different orders with different apostolates this
tems function abnormally, NaPro Technology identifies the
spring. This trip will include visits to various religious com- problem. Our physicians at the OSF FertilityCare Center can
munities, in Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. Cost is only
offer real solutions in keeping with Catholic moral teach$90.00. Date of the trip will be April 8th - 12th 2015. Deading. Please make plans to join us. There is no fee, but regisline for registration is March 31st, space is limited. You can
tration is recommended. To register, contact Mary O’Grady,
contact the Vocation Office at 815/399-4300 ext. 375, our
RN, BSN, CFCP, by calling (815) 332-3015 or email:
web-site www.rockforddiocese.org/vocations Discerning
Mary.E.O’[email protected]
Women or [email protected] for more information.
“The Meaning of Lent”
Guest Speaker: Rev. MSGR. Michael J. Tierney
For reservations contact: Lena Marinelli (815) 965-8386
Spring 2015 YOUNG ATHLETE
DEVELOPMENT CAMP
M ARCH 16 – A PRIL 22
Mondays & Wednesdays (6-7pm)
Students from ANY school ● Boys &
Girls ● Grades 5-8 ● All Skill Levels
Strength – Power – Speed – Endurance – Flexibility – Agility
EARLY-BIRD & SIBLING DISCOUNTS!
Cost: $12.00 per person. Please reserve by: March 17, 2015
Lunch Choices:
Honey Roasted Turkey, Roast Beef or Veggie Wrap
All lunches include: fresh fruit; chips; dessert and coffee/water
For more information & brochure go to:
www.boylan.org
or contact Coach John Cacciatore at 815-877-0531 or
[email protected]
A Lenten Day of Reflection for Men and Women
Thursday, March 26, 2015, 10:30 am (Rosary)
11:00 am (Mass) Lunch to follow in Parish Hall, St.
Anthony of Padua Church at 1010 Ferguson St,
Rockford Hosted by The Altar & Rosary Society
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We hope to order the images and have them available to be blessed and picked up at the Church by Divine
Mercy Sunday, April 11, 2015.
A catechumen is an adult preparing to receive baptism, confirmation, and Holy Eucharist at the Easter Vigil. We
have 4 catechumens in formation in our Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) program. 3 of our 4 catechumens
were able to be present at the Rite of Election on February 21st where Bishop Malloy formally welcomed all of the
catechumens into the Church. Pictured left to right: Sherman Hoover, Kandise Rosenbaum, and Tiffany Hamilton.
Jon Candiotta is also a catechumen who meets with Fr.
DiTomo for instruction and is preparing for baptism this
Easter.
BOYLAN CATHOLIC’S GREEN AND GOLD GALA
Boylan Catholic’s 25th annual dinner/dance/auction will be held at Prairie Street Brewhouse, 200 Prairie
Street, on Saturday, March 28.
A social hour begins at 6pm with appetizers and complimentary wine, beer, and pop as long as supplies last. Dinner by Prairie Street Brewhouse will begin at 7pm. A live auction featuring Florida and Puerto Rico condo
vacations will begin at 7:30.
The Silent Auction will run throughout the evening. Signed Blackhawk and Bears jerseys, student artwork, around-thetown packages, and much more will be up for bid.
Because of limited seating, reservations must be made by March 18. Reservations may be made online at
www.boylan.org/gala or by calling Petrea Witt at 815.985.4144. Upscale casual attire is requested.
"Priest, Prophet, King" by Fr. Robert Barron
The better we understand Jesus, the better we understand ourselves. But who was Jesus, this itinerant preacher whom many called
the Messiah?
Father Robert Barron will answer that question in his new series call, “Priest, Prophet, King”. The renowned priest will help viewers
discover Jesus as the Anointed One: the ultimate priest, prophet and king foreshadowed throughout the Hebrew Scriptures. Using
biblical insights and engaging stories Fr. Barron affirms that we see Jesus most clearly through the lens of the Old Testament.
“The prophets of the false gods are everywhere today,” said Father Barron. “They tell our kids all the time that the path to happiness is through wealth, pleasure, power and honor. But we must boldly challenge these false gods and reveal the strange, startling
truth that Jesus Crucified is the true vision of happiness and freedom.”
Through this presentation of “Priest, Prophet, King”, Father Barron wants viewers to better understand Jesus, become more familiar
with Scripture, and realize their own priestly, prophetic, and kingly mission.
This is a deeply biblical program, filmed in high-definition video, with an accompanying study guide, by notable Catholic writer and
apologist, Carl Olson, written under Father Barron’s direction.
The six lessons in the “Priest, Prophet, King" study program are:
1. Adoratio: Adam as Priest
2. The High Priest
3. Challenging False Worship: Elijah the Prophet
4. The Word Made Flesh
5. Ordering the Kingdom: King David
6. King of Kings
This program will be offered on Mondays, March16,23,30 at 1:00-2:30 PM at the Parish Center Rm B. Teresa Marotta will be the
facilitator for this study.
Pantry Note: Sometimes the path of pantry is tough. I've concluded that Satan doesn't like pantry and therefore if
he can get people offended about pantry then he can "mess" with it. He often seems to mess with me. A few
weeks ago a company in town donated $10,000 to the Northern Illinois Food Bank as a take 50 grant. By this, it
is meant that if we ordered $1,000 worth of food the grant would pay $500. What a great opportunity! However,
the funds were depleted in less than a week, before our normal ordering time. Two of the larger pantries capitalized on the
opportunity and used up a lot of the funding and a few others used the rest. Needless to say I was not happy. I was royally
offended. It got my Irish temper up. However, in the quiet of my heart I could hear Jesus saying "I'll take care of it." I know
that Jesus takes care of the pantry because without Him it wouldn't be. So, I listened to the still small voice in my heart and
went about my work. A week later I was opening the mail and in it was a check for $1,000 in memory of a departed parishioner. Jesus took care of it. When you find your temper rising, tell Satan to scat and let Jesus take care of it. He has such
great plans for us. ~Teresa Marotta
CALLING ALL COOKS!!!!
Please join us for our 3rd Annual Chili Cook Off Saturday, March 28th, at 6pm in the Mitchell Hall. Enter your
best chili recipe or your family favorite. No fee to enter your chili. There will be a prize for the best Chili, and
also for your booth theme and decorations. Don’t want to cook or compete, just come enjoy the evening with
friends and family. Dinner includes Chili sampling, homemade pulled pork sandwiches, chips, and lemonade. Come enjoy some chili and vote for your favorite! $5 per person/$15.00 for families of three or more.
Please contact Tracee Anderson to enter your chili or for more information. 815-871-8400 or [email protected]
PARISH DIRECTORY
PARISH CONTACTS
Parish Office
633-6311
Parish Office Fax Number
633-6314
Business Manager, Stacey Garza
Administrative Assistant, Pam Harold
Religious Education Director, Olivia O’Connor
633-6311
Family Life Director, Teresa Marotta
877-1664
Pastoral Council Chairman, Scott Long
262-5007
Finance Council Chairman, Al Johnson
877-3546
Stewardship Commission Chair, Bob Blood
540-4115
Education Commission, John Gibson
623-8774
Music Ministry Director, Scott Chachula
633-6311
Community Outreach, Vicki Grondzki
636-9510
Liturgical Committee, Don Pflipsen
289-9095
Homebound Ministry, LeRoy and Moe Alt
765-2019
Marriage Ministry, Mark and Barb Peterson
282-6642
Respect Life Ministry, Shirley Poole
654-9416
Salve Regina Ministry, Monica Riseley
633-8514
Director of Youth Ministry, Nic Frank
633-6311
[email protected]
Assistant Director of Youth Ministry, Kate Genoways
Perpetual Adoration Coordinator, Monica Riseley 633-8514
Altar Servers Coordinator, Jovie Reyes
505-1376
Charismatic Prayer Group, Ron Bergman
654-8420
Cursillo Movement, Scott Long
282-0616
Al Johnson
877-3546
That Man Is You Don Rabor
623-3561
Bill Riseley
980-0216
Light of the World Kay Ethington
654-8713
[email protected]
Prayer Chain, Karen DeNolf
633-1798
Knights of Columbus Council 4330 Grand Knight,
Brian O’Reilly
918-605-3130
Women of St. Bridget, Ingrid Jansen
636-8808
St. Christopher Transportation Ministry
633-6311
Parish School
633-8255
Principal, Mary Toldo
Secretary, Sharon Cook
School Hall
633-8532
Home and School President, Patti Bishop
885-3042
Athletic Department, Jim Fagan
654-0756
Scrip, Stacey Nelson
298-7742
Cub Scouts, Peter Kies
885-4900
Boy Scouts, Joe Jann
633-3281
Venturing Scouts, Tim Marx
218-2206
Prayer paves the way. Action possesses
the land. We must have pro-life action
to win the war against the culture of
death.
MASS SCHEDULE
Weekend: Saturday 5:00 pm, Sunday 8:00 am, 10:00 am,
12:00 Noon.
Weekday: Monday-Saturday 7:00 am-8:15 am.
Holy Day: 5:30 pm (Vigil), 7:00 am, 8:15 am, 12:15 pm &
5:30 pm (except for Christmas, New Year’s and Easter)
During Lent: 7 AM, 8 15 AM and 5:30 PM.
SACRAMENTS
Confessions: Saturday 8:45-until all heard, 3:30-4:30 pm,
Sundays 9:15-9:45am, Tuesdays 7:30 am-7:45 am,
Wednesdays-8:45am
Baptisms: Every Sunday, except Easter and Christmas (if it
falls on a Sunday). A Pre-Baptismal Instruction class is
required. Call the Parish Office for a reservation.
Marriages: Couples planning marriage should contact one
of the priests at least six months in advance.
A Diocesan Pre-Marriage Seminar is required.
DEVOTIONS
Novena of Perpetual Help Wednesday Evenings at 5:30
pm.
Family Rosary: 20 minutes before daily Masses and
Sunday morning at 7:40 am.
PERPETUAL ADORATION:
Begins on Sunday at 1:00 PM and ends at 1:00 PM on
Saturday. Please contact Monica Riseley at 633-8514 for
more information.
BULLETIN NOTICES
Must be in the Parish Office in writing by 11 am, Monday.
REGISTRATION IN THE PARISH
Please register at the Parish Office. Our boundary lines
are the Rock River to the west and the Boone County Line
to the east. Our northern boundary is McDonald Road, just
south of Roscoe. The southern boundary runs east on
Springcreek Road from the Rock River to Alpine Road and
continues east on Riverside to the Boone County Line.
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 in Brookfield, WI; May 1-3 in Rockford, IL or
June 12-14 in Brookfield, WI. Early registration is highly
recommended. For more information visit our website at:
alifetimeoflove.org or call (888) 574-5653. For a fin de
semana en Espanol in Chicago on June 5-7 or Sept. 4-6,
contact Andres y Maria at 630-229-2600.
Pregnant and need help? Call 1-866-775-MARY (6279).
“Human life is good and to be protected. All medical decisions ought to reflect this core belief.”
“Advance Medical Directives: Planning for Your Future”
Respect Life Program, USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities
(http://bit.ly/AdvanceMedicalDirectives)
Dr. Zakarija D.D.S., MS
FUNERAL HOME
Bob & JoAnn Baker
ARITISAN PASTA
+ PIZZA + LIBATIONS
7323 North Alpine Road
Loves Park, Illinois 61111
(815) 282-4141
[email protected]
CATERING + PRIVATE PARTIES
+ CORPORATE EVENTS
“Come Visit Dr. Zak at the
Tooth Fairy Castle”
Traditional, Prearranged, and Memorial Funeral
Services for the Entire Metro Rockford Area
815-637-1700
707 Marchesano Dr.
964-6332
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Where children are OUR Specialty!
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Still family owned.
Caring for families is
our number one priority.
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Residential • Commercial
No Overtime Charges!
Service and Installation of all brands and models
“Expert service at affordable prices!”
Fully licensed and insured.
Call Vicky
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Parishioner
Free Estimates
24/7 Service
110% Low Prices Guaranteed
Parish Member
326 N. Alpine
AUGY’S
ROOFING
Quality Work • Reasonable Rates
Patrick H. Agnew
Doug R. Warren
Adam H. Agnew
Alex H. Agnew
Over 20 Years Experience
Licensed • Bonded • Insured
Steve (Augy) Schaumann • Owner
PARISHIONER
815-399-3522
Quality Keyway
& Machining
Leon F. Hauch, President
815-962-5479
2500 North Main Street
Rockford, Illinois 61103
815-637-2660
Luther Center
6246 E. Riverside Blvd.
111 W. State Street, Rockford, IL 61101
Loves Park, IL 61111
Apartment Living for Individuals aged 62
or older or 18 years old and disabled
www.2ndcousinsbar.com
Assisted Living Program Available
We are your friendly
815-965-0055 • TTY: 847-390-1460
neighborhood bar!
282-3416
PARISH SUPPORTER
Ron & Mary’s
SECURITY SERVICES
P: 815-633-2828 or
www.PerMarSecurity.com
800.779.0933
Commercial & Residential
F: 815.636.3805
Security Systems • Five Alarms
514 Loves Park Drive
Access Control & CCTV Systems
Loves Park, IL 61111
Professional Investigative Services
Physical Security & Special Event Services
399-4422
6499 N. 2nd St.
Loves Park
815-282-3657
3326 11th St.
Rockford, IL 61109
Ph: (815) 398-3320
Fax: (815) 398-4342
[email protected]
www.sreenaninsurance.com
Valli Produce
International Market
FREE Coffee or Soft Drink
with your meal on Sundays 7am-1pm
$1 off per $10 purchase
MECHANICAL
“Always A Little Better”
FOR SERVICE PLEASE CALL
1 coupon per person
T :815-874-8431
F: 815-874-2307
Valli Produce - Loves Park
6550 N Alpine Road
(815) 639-0735
(815) 235-1955 (800) 747-1955
SERVICE ON ALL HVAC SYSTEMS INCLUDING
BOILERS, CHILLERS, HEATING AND AIR
CONDITIONING PIPING, PLUMBING,
TEMPERATURE CONTROLS INSTALLATIONS
AND RETROFITS
Mr. J’s Bar and Grill
North Park
200 East Riverside Blvd.
Loves Park, IL 61111
Pharmacy
815-708-6583
Machesney Park’s
Family Pharmacy
Best Fish Fry in town!!!
Call about our daily specials
Banquet Room No Charge
Parishioner for over 50 years
7924 N. 2nd St.
633-3431
TELEPHONE (815) 654-7777
LUTCF
Loves Park
877-5441
Animal Hospital of BLACKMAN FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC
An
Loves Park
VISIT US ON THE WEB!
5036 North Second St., Loves Park IL
(815) 986-4445
www.AnimalHospitalofLovesPark.com
Chad Elston
815-645-8269
Serving Rockford & Surrounding Area
24 HOUR EMERGENCY SERVICE
Loves Park
6473 N 2nd St
815-636-9430
Cherry Valley
201 E State St
815-332-4176
Roscoe
5390 Elevator Rd
815-623-6677
WE DO IT RIGHT THE 1ST TIME!
For All Your Residential & Commercial Needs
20 Years Experience
Lungo’s Plumbing Services
5921 Forest Hills Rd.
(Corner Forest Hills & River Ln.)
Dr. Shahid Amin
Garage Doors, Openers & Springs
Optometry and Contact Lenses
AMERICAN VISION CENTER
8530 NORTH SECOND STREET
MACHESNEY PARK, ILLINOIS 61115
DAVID URBELIS AGENCY, INC.
Boarding and Grooming Available
DR. JOSEPH N. MANGIARDI, O.D.
AND ASSOCIATES
Competitive Rates • Neat & Clean • Courteous
Phil Lungo - Owner
24 Hour Emergency Service
815-703-0827
LIC# 058-158973
BONDED-INSURED
WWW.BLACKMANFAMILYCHIRO.COM
815-623-5460
815-623-5485
FAX:
5724 B ELEVATOR RD. • ROSCOE, IL 61073
HIGHCREST CENTRE
1638 North Alpine Road • 815-398-4030
M-F: 9-6 • Sat: 9-5
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A FAMILY BUSINESS SERVING
THE PARISH SINCE 1949
401 River Lane, Loves Park, IL 61111
www.delehantyfh.com
815-633-6010
Professional Landscape Design & Installation
Free Estimates
Residential • Commercial
4999 Torque Road
Loves Park, IL 61111
• Mowing-Trimming-Edging–Dry Granular Fertilization
• Silt-Seeding-Core Aeration-Pruning-Mulching
• Seasonal Maintenance Contracts-Snow Plowing
• Specimen Quality Evergreens, Trees & Shrubs
• Lawn & Landscape Rejuvenations
• Retaining Wall & Patio Construction
• Sod, Seeding, Finish Grading
FREE ESTIMATES
815-885-1776 • FAX 815-885-1779
Gwen Brooks
Dean Badorek
Insurance Agency Inc.
Insurance Agency Inc.
(815) 544-6633
(815) 654-5433
www.gwenbrooksinsurance.com
www.deanbadorek.com
Construction and Remodeling
Design and Build • Residential and Commercial
Additions, Kitchens, Baths
From Flooring to Roofing and everything in between
Free Estimates
JOHN PARSONS
President/Parishioner
Bus: (815) 633-1285
Fax: (815) 633-6774
[email protected]
815-378-7905
ST. BRIDGET PARISHIONERS
[email protected]
CHAD DAVIES
ph: 815.395.1800 cell: 815-494-0732
www.fcitycommunications.com
ALL YOUR COMMUNICATIONS NEEDS
AVAYA & NORTEL BUSINESS PHONE SYSTEMS,
SECURITY CAMERAS, VOICE & DATA CABLING,
ROUTERS & SWITCHES, LOUDSPEAKER PAGING.
Residential & Commercial
Cleaning
RESTAURANT & PIZZA
Italian & American Food
• Pizza & Pasta
• Steaks - Seafood - Ribs
• Poorboys - Sandwiches
Dine In - Carry Out - Delivery
5800 N. 2nd St.
Loves Park
In Pain?
(815) 633-5000
Immediate Appointment and
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
Same Day Treatment
815-636-2676
Contact Dan Hrdi to place an ad
today! [email protected] or
(800) 950-9952 x2562
Free Estimates
221 E. Riverside Blvd., Loves Park
www.cleanchoicecleaning.biz
(815) 398-0880
Dr. David Girgenti
Dr. Brittany McMullen
6080 Elaine Drive, Rockford, IL 61108
www.medplusrockford.com
Pat Hazen
www.kofc.org
Advanced Planning Consultant
(See our Special Offer in the Observer)
Mark Buckner
[email protected]
www.rockfordheat
www.rockfordheating.com
CARLSON
HEATING & COOLING
American Hearing Aid Labs
Tim Conley
Residential • Sales • Service • Installation
1618 Magnolia St., Rockford, IL 61104
Ph: 815-965-9494 Fax: 815-965-4324
Licensed, Insured & Bonded
Hearing Aid User For 50 Years
$50 FURNACE CLEANING
815-243-0232
3910 N. Mulford Rd. #1000 • Rockford, IL
815-877-8600
www.hearingloss.net
7214 N. Alpine Rd.
Loves Park, IL 61111
Lindstrom Travel
Guilford and Mulford Rds
398-8888
815.633.3600
ICC NO. 1566 DOT NO1822310
Christensen Family Parish Members
C10
Complete Auto Repair
Honquest
Family Funeral Homes with Crematory
ROSCOE
& ROCKFORD CHAPELS
honquestfh.com
815.636.5100
Tim & Peggy Javurek
Parishioners
3427 East State & Fairview
MAKE APPOINTMENT TODAY!
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Committed to the quality you
expect at reasonable prices.
Tim and Rachel Honquest
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