The Gregorian “Hosanna!” March 29, 2015 Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Page 2 March 29, 2015 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 Page 3 March 29, 2015 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. Page 4 March 29, 2015 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 Page 5 March 29, 2015 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. Page 6 March 29, 2015 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 Page 7 March 29, 2015 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.
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