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The Gregorian
“Hosanna!”
March 29, 2015
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
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St. Gregory the Great
Mission Statement
St. Gregory the Great is a Catholic Church made up of people of many different ages, talents, and cultural backgrounds.
We are an urban faith community with a small town feel of welcome and hospitality. Motivated by our baptismal calling,
we accept our duty to embody the presence of Jesus Christ in the world and to take up the mission he entrusted to us by our
word and example.
We glorify God through support and service of our time, talent, and treasure to our church and to the larger community
in which we live.
LENTEN MOVIE – SEVEN DEADLY SINS - SEVEN LIVELY VIRTUES
On Sunday, March 29, we will be showing a Lenten movie at 3p.m. in the basement of the Parish Center. After
the movie there will be time for discussion. The movie is entitled Seven Deadly Sins - Seven Lively Virtues and
features Fr. Robert Barron.
CRS RICE BOWL BANKS
Please return your CRS Rice Bowl banks this weekend. You may leave them on the Usher’s Tables in the back of
Church. Catholic Relief Services provides emergency relief services to people in need around the world. Thank
you for your support
THE PARISH CENTER WILL BE CLOSED
ON GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 3
Weekly Calendar
March 29 (Sunday)
2:00pm—Quest Performance—Social Hall
3:00pm—Lenten Movie—Parish Center
5:00pm—Charismatic prayer group—Baseheart Rm.
March 31 (Tuesday)
7:00pm—Choir rehearsal—Church
7:00pm—Bingo—Social Hall
April 1 (Wednesday)
6:30pm—Novena—Church
April 2 (Thursday) Holy Thursday
4:30pm—Pot Luck Supper—Cafeteria
5:15pm—Choir rehearsal—Church
7:00pm—Mass of the Lord’s Supper—Church
April 3 (Friday) Good Friday
3:00pm—Stations of the Cross—Church
5:15pm—Chamber music rehearsal—Church
7:00pm—Celebration of the Lord’s Passion—Church
April 4 (Saturday) Easter Vigil
6:00pm—Chamber music rehearsal—Church
8:00pm—Easter Vigil—Church
THE PARISH CALENDAR FOR APRIL
WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE
APRIL 5TH GREGORIAN.
Readings for the Week
Monday: Is 42:1-7; Ps 27:1-3, 13-14; Jn 12:1-11
Tuesday: Is 49:1-6; Ps 71:1-6, 15, 17; Jn 13:21-33, 36-38
Wednesday: Is 50:4-9a; Ps 69:8-10, 21-22, 31, 33-34;
Mt 26:14-25
Thursday: Chrism Mass: Is 61:1-3a, 6a, 8b-9;
Ps 89:21-22, 25, 27; Rv 1:5-8; Lk 4:16-21
Lord’s Supper: Ex 12:1-8, 11-14;
Ps 116:12-13, 15-16bc, 17-18; 1 Cor 11:23-26;
Jn 13:1-15
Friday:
Is 52:13 — 53:12; Ps 31:2, 6, 12-13, 15-17, 25;
Heb 4:14-16; 5:7-9; Jn 18:1 — 19:42
Saturday: a) Gn 1:1 — 2:2 [1:1, 26-31a]; Ps 104:1-2, 5-6, 10,
12, 13-14, 24, 35; or Ps 33:4-7, 12-13, 20-22;
b) Gn 22:1-18 [1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18]; Ps 16: 5, 8-11;
c) Ex 14:15 — 15:1; Ex 15:1-6, 17-18;
d) Is 54:5-14; Ps 30:2, 4-6, 11-13;
e) Is 55:1-11; Is 12:2-6;
f) Bar 3:9-15, 32 — 4:4; Ps 19:8-11;
g) Ez 36:16-17a, 18-28; Ps 42:3, 5; 43:3-4 or
Is 12:2-3, 4bcd, 5-6 or Ps 51:12-15, 18-19;
h) Rom 6:3-11; i) Ps 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23;
Mk 16:1-7
Sunday:
Acts 10:34a, 37-43; Ps 118:1-2, 16-17, 22-23;
Col 3:1-4 or 1 Cor 5:6b-8; Jn 20:1-9
or Mk 16:1-7 or (at an afternoon
or evening Mass) Lk 24:13-35
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ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
Today is Palm Sunday and the beginning of the holiest of Christian weeks. Let us pray for the grace to
take up our own cross and follow Jesus through death to life.
THE WAY OF THE CROSS – DOWNTOWN CHICAGO
On Good Friday, April 3, the Catholic lay movement Communion and Liberation will lead a Way of the Cross
through downtown Chicago. Through choral music, Gospel passages, reflections, and a silent procession,
participants will have the opportunity to enter more deeply into the events of Good Friday and their meaning for
us today. It will begin at 8:45a.m. in Daley Plaza (Dearborn/Washington) and will end at Holy Name Cathedral
(State/Superior) at noon. For further information call 312-725-7370.
ST. GREGORY YOUNG ADULTS SUMMER SOFTBALL LEAGUE 2015
Any young adults who are interested in playing in a Catholic Young Adults co-ed Summer 16 inch softball
league which takes place at Winnemac Park on Monday evenings are asked to contact Susan Boyle at
[email protected] Opening day is May 18, 2015. The season will conclude with playoffs at the end of August.
Players are required to be at least 21 years of age, but participants do not have to be Catholic to play. ALL ability
levels are needed: everyone plays, and no one sits! Women may use mitts. The registration fee is $70.00 which
includes payments for the equipment, fields, umpires, t-shirts and free pizza after every game at our sponsor bar,
K’s Dugout, located at 1938 W Foster Avenue! If this sounds like a good time to you, sign up and join us!
Questions? Contact: [email protected] Last year we were the Gray team, and we had our best season yet
winning three games. This year we hope to make it to the playoffs.
NEW ST. GREGORY WEB SITE LINK - SOCIAL SERVICE RESOURCES
There is a new link on our St. Gregory the Great website. Go to www.stgregory.net. Click on the pulldown menu
that says Education and Ministries. At the bottom of the listing of resources, there is a link that says Social Service
Resources. This link contains a listing of social service resources that are available through the Catholic Church,
through the City of Chicago and the State of Illinois and on a national basis. One link provides a listing of Soup
Kitchens and Food Pantries that are available in our local neighborhood and in the City of Chicago. The other link
provides listings of various social service resources in a variety of different areas from a Domestic Abuse hotline to
free legal services. This is a work in progress. As we discover further resources, we will add them to this listing.
If you know of any social service resources that are not listed here, please let us know so that we can update our
listing. – Fr. Paul
YEAR OF SACRAMENTS—ONE WORD AT A TIME
Take In
Individual Christians are never meant to be closed in on themselves. Jesus says, “Love one
another as I have loved you.” In effect, the disciples of Jesus live lives open to others. The
same is true for Christian families built on the foundations of the sacrament of Marriage. These
families, if they are to be true to their Christian identity, are centers of hospitality. They take in
others. They receive them and support them. They make a space, especially for those who are
most in need.
Taking in others and caring for them, of course, does not mean that families are disrupted or meant to be without
their own integrity. It does mean that every family has a mission that it must discover. This mission is to be a
receiving presence in this world, whether that is in a soup kitchen or through adoption or more direct care of
relatives in need. In every case, the Christian family lives beyond itself.
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Holy Week Schedule—2015
Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion—March 29, 2015
Masses: 4:30pm Anticipated Mass (Saturday)
8:30a.m. & 10:30a.m.
Palms blessed and distributed at all Masses.
Holy Thursday—April 2, 2015
5:30p.m. Traditional Pot Luck Supper
(High School Cafeteria)
7:00p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper
Church remains open until midnight
Good Friday—April 3, 2015
3:00p.m. Stations of the Cross
7:00p.m. Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
Holy Saturday—April 4, 2015
8:00p.m. Celebration of the Easter Vigil
Easter Sunday—April 5, 2015
Masses: 8:30a.m. & 10:30a.m.
FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN IN NEED THANK YOU
Dear Fr. Paul and Parishioners of St. Gregory the Great,
Thank you for your kindness and for providing the Foundation for Children in Need an opportunity to introduce
our mission work and sponsorship program to your wonderful Parish.
I felt so welcomed by Fr. Paul, Fr. John and all the people I had the pleasure to meet. The choir director and
the singers were very kind to me and many parishioners took a sponsorship brochure with plans to consider
sponsoring a needy child. Many of our blessings are often taken for granted and the idea of having clean water
to drink, attending school regularly and experiencing the benefits of healthcare are a given in our world. To
help the families and children of St. Gregory the Great recognize that so many in the world go without these
basic necessities and to learn that we can help them is a very important message to share. If each family could
reach out and help one person in need and bring hope into their life, our Catholic Faith in action becomes
fruitful in a very tangible way. Jesus tells us, “Whatever you do to the least of my brothers and sisters that you do
unto me.” If you have not already done so, please take a blue F.C.N. sponsorship brochure in the back of the
Church and sponsor a needy child today. It only cost $20 a month to bring hope, joy and love and to build new
dreams for a bright future. Thank you again for inviting me to share insights to the Foundation for Children in
Need, and may God Bless each one of you abundantly for your kindness and generosity. Please visit our website at
www.fcn-usa.org to learn more about our mission work in the Southern villages of India.
Blessings, Brian Reynolds
Director of Development/Outreach
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WISH LIST FROM THE MUSIC DIRECTOR
The music for the Easter Triduum is prayerful and powerful. Each year I hire professional musicians and
buy new music to help add to the solemnity of the season. If you make a donation to help offset the costs
and support the music for the Triduum, we will include your name in a post-Easter bulletin article. Please
contact Patrick Godon at the Parish Center at 773-561-3546 x16, or mail a check payable to “St. Gregory
the Great Church” to the church at 5545 N Paulina, Chicago, IL 60640, with “Triduum” in the memo
line. Any amount helps! Thanks for your consideration and your support of the music program here at St.
Gregory the Great Church!
Yours in Music,
Patrick Godon
MINISTRY OF THE WEEK - ST. GREGORY SINGERS
The St. Gregory Singers are a group of young voices who come together to bring music to St. Gregory the Great
Parish and to our Andersonville community. They meet every Sunday to rehearse from 11:45a.m-1p.m. in the
choir loft of the Church. They are open to anyone from 6-18 years old. St. Gregory Singers work together on
basic music theory, exploring new music, singing for St. Gregory the Great Parish Masses and caroling in the
community. The contact person for this ministry is Jennifer Sherrill 630-935-5366 Check out their blog at
www.saintgregorysingers.blogspot.com
SPIRITUAL READING/BOOK DISCUSSION – LIFE’S GREATEST LESSON
Beginning in March, all parishioners who received a copy of the book Life’s Greatest Lesson by Allen Hunt are
invited to join Sr. Regina in a discussion of the book after the 8:30a.m. Mass in the basement of the Parish Center.
The discussion will focus on the four main themes found in the book - Monday, Mar. 9 (Love all you can),
Monday, Mar. 16 (Earn all you can), Monday, Mar. 23 (Give all you can), and Monday, Mar. 30 (Save all you can).
Holy Thursday Pot Luck Supper—5:30pm in the High School Cafeteria
Good Friday Stations of the Cross— 3:00pm in Church
NORTHSIDE CATHOLIC ACADEMY (NCA)
Purchase Your Spring Soiree Raffle Tickets Today
Here's your chance to win $2K, $3K or even $5K while helping us raise money for Northside Catholic Academy. Buy your
Grand Raffle Tickets today at NCASoiree.com (1 chance for $20, 6 chances for $100). Purchase them before March 31, and
you're eligible to win the Early Bird prizes drawn on April 1. Plus, you’ll be re-entered in the Grand Raffle which takes place
on May 2. Winners need not be present to win. Purchase your raffle tickets today. It's for the kids!
FRIENDSHIP CLUB
Make your plans to join us for some great activities!
April 8, 2015—12:00pm—Regular meeting—Soup and
Sandwiches
May 13, 2015—12:00pm—Regular meeting—Hot Dogs &
Potato salad
May 27, 2015—Horseshoe Casino—Bus leaves at 9:45am
Cost—$5
BINGO—Bingo at St. Gregory is “Smoke Free”
TUESDAY NIGHT BINGO
AT ST. GREGORY
Games begin at 7:00 PM in the
Gym Basement—Social Hall (1609 West Gregory St.)
$2,250 in prizes (includes 2— $500 games)
THE JACKPOT IS NOW $5,000
In case of bad weather, please call the Parish Center at
773-561-3546, after 2:00p.m. for possible cancellation.
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Mass Intentions For The Week
SUNDAY, March 29
8:30—Parishioners
10:30—+Fernando Mayol
+Kathleen Killarney
MONDAY, March 30
8:30—+Rafael Ramos, Sr., death anniversary
TUESDAY, March 31
8:30—Alexander Ramos, birthday anniversary
WEDNESDAY, April 1
8:30— Memorial Fund
THURSDAY, April 2 (Holy Thursday)
7:00pm—Mass of the Lord’s Supper
FRIDAY, April 3 (Good Friday)
7:00pm—Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
SATURDAY, April 4 (Holy Saturday)
8:00pm—Celebration of the Easter Vigil
SUNDAY, April 5 (Easter Sunday)
8:30—Parishioners
10:30—+Lovino B. Belandres Sr.
+Antonio T. Reyes
PRAYER LIST
Please pray for the sick and all those
who have asked for our prayers.
Bob Connelly
Eloise Coughlin
Ted Moore
Antoinette Bedoe
Art Birt
Colleen Dwyer
Felicitas Bologa
Rita Sullivan
Tom O’Malley
Jean Claps
Bill Barker
Anna Soehn
George Melbye
Peter Saldanha
Virginia Rodriquez
Marylyn Ahlfeld
Arlene Blake
Anne-Helene Cagney
Juanita B. Lopez
Carolyn Liesen
Pilar Hageman
James Butler
Henry Birt
Jean Haider
James O’Malley
Tony Riccardo
Maria Remedios Ramos
Maria Corazon
De Galicia
Danilo Galicia
Natalia Camitan
OUR ARMED FORCES
If you know someone who is currently in the Armed
Forces that you would like us to pray for, please call
the Parish Center at 773-561-3546.
MINISTERS OF CARE
Memorial fund
Remember the Memorial Fund
For the Living and Deceased
If you are homebound or know someone that is, and
would like Holy Communion brought to you, please
contact the Parish Center at 773-561-3546.
Have you or someone you know been a victim
of domestic violence? Then call 1-800-799-7233
or go to www.thehotline.org.
Liturgical Ministries (April 4/April 5)
Saturday—
Sunday—8:30am
Sunday—10:30am
Presider
Fr. Paul Wachdorf
Fr. John Moulder
Fr. Brian Fischer
Lectors/Commentators
EASTER VIGIL
Catherine Rondinelli
Kristine Siapno
Carol Hanson
Barb Lea
Eucharistic Ministers
EASTER VIGIL
Michael Janssens
Lauren Siapno
Riza Siapno
MariaLuisa Clemente
Isabel Martinez
Lenore Thomalla
Sr. Regina De Vitto
Isaiah Medina
Iggy DeCastro
MC-Joe Siapno
Melanie Aguilar
Ralph DeGuzman
Luke Coyle
MC-Carmen Delgado
EASTER VIGIL-8:00PM
Volunteer
Altar Servers
EASTER VIGIL
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Sunday and Holy Day
Collection Totals
For Fiscal Year July 1—June 30
February
Envelopes
Cash/Loose
Electronic Giving Total
February 1
$1,406
$1,594
$3,000
February 8
$2,315
$1,910
$4,225
February 15
$1,473
$ 729
February 22
$2,270
$1,217
$3,487
Holy Days
$
$ 60
$ 60
Total
$7,464
$5,510
$8,781
$10,983
$8,781
$21,755
Over/(Under) Monthly Budget—Year-to-Date
($18,340)
Year-to-Date Collected as of February 28, 2015
$200,382
Planned Annual Budget for Sunday & Holy Day Collections
$325,000
YTD Collected as a percentage of Planned Annual Budget
62%
ST. GREGORY THE GREAT PARISH AND SCHOOL INFORMATION AND SERVICES
Parish Center
Masses
5545 N. Paulina St., Chicago, IL 60640
773-561-3546
773-728-3827 (fax)—www.stgregory.net
Sunday: Saturday Evening—4:30pm, Sunday—8:30am, and
10:30am.
Weekdays: Monday—Saturday—8:30am
Holy Days of Obligation: Please check the Sunday bulletin for
Holy Day Schedules.
Hours:
M-Th 9:00am—7:00 pm
Fri- 9:00am—4:30pm
Sat.- 9:00am—4:30pm, Sun.—9:00am—12:00pm
Pastoral Staff
Rev. Paul Wachdorf, Pastor
Rev. Brian Fischer, Associate Pastor
Rev. John Moulder, Resident
Sr. Barbara Quinn, Pastoral Associate
Sr. Regina De Vitto, Pastoral Associate
Mr. John Miaso, Business Manager
Mr. Patrick Godon, Director of Music & Liturgy
Ms. Bernadette Daniels, Administrative Asst.
Mr. Dan Creed, Sacristan
Mr. Joseph Malham, Artist-in-Residence
Quest Theatre Ensemble, Artists-in-Residence
www.questensemble.org (Reservations:312-458-0895)
International Chamber Artists, Artists-in-Residence
www.ICAmusic.org
Schools
Northside Catholic Academy
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Admissions Office: 773-743-6277
St. Gregory Credit Union
1609 W. Gregory St., Chicago, IL 60640
773-561-5493
Sunday 9:30am—12:00pm
Wednesday 7:00pm—9:00pm
Sacraments
Baptisms: First Sunday of the Month—1:00pm (except
during Lent)
Weddings: Arrange with a pastoral staff member at least six
months in advance. Participation in marriage preparation is
essential.
Reconciliation
Saturday– 3:30pm—4:15pm
Services
Prayer Requests: If you or a family member or relative is ill
and would like to be included on the list of prayer requests,
please call the Parish Center.
Mass Intentions: You may request a Mass intention for
someone who is living or deceased or special occasions such
as birthdays, special anniversary, get well wishes. Please call
or stop by the Parish Center.
Devotions
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament: 1st Friday of each
month, 9:00am-9:00pm, except when funerals are scheduled.
Novena To Our Lady of Perpetual Help: Wednesdays 6:30pm
Taizé Prayer Service
The Taizé prayer service will focus on seasonal icons.
Taizé Prayer Service will be held in Church on Sundays at
4:00pm. Please check the bulletin or our website at
www.stgregory.net (under the “About Us” tab) for the next
scheduled prayer service.