January 17 - St. Pius X Catholic Community
St. Pius X Catholic Community
1025 E. Madison Street Lombard, IL 60148 630-627-4526 www.stpiuslombard.org
ST. PIUS X CATHOLIC COMMUNITY
1025 E. MADISON STREET ■ LOMBARD, IL 60148
DIOCESE OF JOLIET
SERVED BY THE CONGREGATION OF THE RESURRECTION
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: Basil Weaver
Finance Council, Chair: Frank Enda
Stewardship Council, Chair: Leanne Newman
Father George Zieba, CR
John Chan, Ron Knecht,
Larry Lissak, Tom Rachubinski
Hispanic Ministry Pastoral Assistant:
Fr. Firmo Mantovani, CS
Pastoral Care: Sr. Pauline Schutz, OSF
Parish Office: 630-627-4526
Faith Formation: 630-627-1551
School Principal: Daniel Flaherty
Assistant Principal: Toni Miller
Faith Formation - Director: Colleen Lowery
Youth Ministry - Director: Mark Restaino
Music Ministry - Director: Kirsten Currie
Hispanic Ministry - Coordinator / Secretary:
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
Saturday: 5:00 PM Anticipation of Sunday
Misa en Español: Sábado 7 PM
Sunday: 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM, and 11:30 AM
Holy Days: see previous Sunday Bulletin
Weekdays: 8:30 AM Monday through Friday
Saturday: 8:30 AM First Saturday of each month
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.
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.
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
If you have a prayer intention that you would like the
parish to pray for, write it in the Book of Prayer in
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.
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE
Please call the Parish Office at least 6 months before
your desired wedding date, to check availability.
Arrangements should be made at the Parish Office
before publication in the newspaper.
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.
Pregnant? Confused? Need Help? Please call
Woman’s Choice Services at 630-261-9221.
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.
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.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL ASSISTANCE
Mon. & Fri. 9:30 am—Noon, Wed. 12:30-2:30 pm
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.
January 17, 2016
St. Pius X Prayer Chapel
(Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday)
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity Begins
1 Sm 15:16-23; Ps 50:8-9, 16bc-17, 21, 23; Mk 2:18-22
Helen Guzik by Reschak Family
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.
1 Sm 16:1-13; Ps 89:20-22, 27-28; Mk 2:23-28
Frank Guertin by family
Wednesday January 20-Saint Fabian; Saint Sebastian
1 Sm 17:32-33, 37, 40-51; Ps 144:1b, 2, 9-10; Mk 3:1-6
Violet Paddock by Evelyn & Michele Regan
(Grade School Mass)
Thursday January 21-Saint Agnes
1 Sm 18:6-9; 19:1-7; Ps 56:2-3, 9-13; Mk 3:7-12
Special Intentions of Veronika Brandt
Rosary/Prayer/Benediction-Wednesday 8 pm Prayer Chapel
Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children
1 Sm 24:3-21; Ps 57:2-4, 6, 11; Mk 3:13-19
William Donnelly by Helen Donnelly
Joseph Viso by Giovenco Family
Jubilee Year of Mercy
"The manifestation of the Son of God on earth marks the
beginning of the great time of mercy, after sin had closed the
heavens, raising itself as a barrier between the human being
and his Creator. With the birth of Jesus the heavens open! God
gives us in Christ the guarantee of an indestructible love. From
the moment the Word became flesh it is therefore possible for
the shepherds of Bethlehem, for the Magi of the East, for the
Baptist, for Jesus' Apostles, and for
St. Stephen, the first martyr, who exclaimed:
'Behold, I see the heavens opened!'
(Acts 7:56). And it is possible for each one
of us, if we allow ourselves to be suffused
with God's love, which is given to us for the
first time in Baptism by means of the Holy
Spirit. Let us allow ourselves to be invaded
by God's love! This is the great time of
mercy! Do not forget it: this is the great time
— Pope Francis
January 23-Saint Vincent;
Saint Marianne Cope
2 Sm 1:1-4, 11-12, 19, 23-27; Ps 80:2-3, 5-7; Mk 3:20-21
3:30-4:30 pm Reconciliation
Vigil—Third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Fran Dybisz by Pat & John Tirio
St. Pius X Parish Family
Misa en español
Neh 8:2-4a, 5-6, 8-10; Ps 19:8-10, 15; 1 Cor 12:12-30;
Lk 1:1-4; 4:14-21
Corinne Wilson by George & Kathy Czaplicki
Jack Wilson by Pat Duerinck
Victoria Juszczyk by Frances Kokines
the following parishioners
and friends who are ill:
Mary Jane Weiland
Baby Logan Groenendyk
Baby Elliott Grance
Parish Mission—Save the Date!
St. Pius X Catholic Community is pleased to
announce that Dr. Mary Amore, Executive Director
of Mayslake Ministries, will be the presenter for our
Lenten Parish Mission. The dates for the mission
will be Sunday, February 28 through Tuesday,
March 1. Mary will help you explore your spiritual
journey in this Year of Mercy through the writings
of Pope Francis. Please save the dates! More details
Light Our Way
Lighthouse CD Spotlight
The Meaning of Apologetics
"Apologetics" is derived from the Greek root word
apologia. In ancient Greece it referred to a formal defense of a
belief, an explanation or argument for one’s philosophy or
religion. The word occurs several times in the New Testament,
including sections of the Gospels, seeking to persuade
unbelievers of the truth claims of the Church, especially the
unique nature of the person and work of Jesus Christ.
Standing before a tribunal in Jerusalem, the imprisoned
Paul states, "Brethren and fathers, hear my defense [apologia]
which I now offer to you" (Acts 22:1). In his epistle to the
Philippians the Apostle to the Gentiles states that one of his
tasks was to make a "defense of the Gospel." Perhaps the bestknown appearance of the word in the Bible is in Peter’s first
epistle: "Always be prepared to make a defense to any one who
calls you to account for the hope that is in you, yet do it with
gentleness and reverence" (1 Peter 3:15).
Catholic apologetics is the defense and explanation of the
teachings, beliefs, and practices of the Catholic Church. Its goal
is to remove objections, shed light on difficult or misunderstood
matters, and ultimately help win minds and souls for Jesus
Christ. Apologetics is the activity of helping people answer the
question: "Why should I be Catholic?" It does so by engaging
the mind to reach the heart.
Further info - http://www.ignatiusinsight.com/features/
Calming the Emotional Storms:
4 Keys to Finding Emotional Peace
In this practical but spiritual
presentation, Dr. Gregory
Popcak discusses four keys
to develop self-awareness
and self mastery. He reveals
that emotions are a gift from
God and that they can help
you grow in virtue. Learn
how to master your feelings
and calm your emotional
storms so that you can
experience the peace of
CD’s are available in the Gathering Space for $3.00 each.
St. Pius X Youth Ministry
Girls Night Out: Pool Party & Guys Night In: Video Games
On Monday, January 18, Martin Luther King Day, 6:30-9 pm,
girls in the youth group will be carpooling to the Addison Park
District Club Fitness and having a Pool Party. Girls, please
bring a swimsuit, towel, and $10. While this is happening, guys
will be in the Social Center at St. Pius X playing video games.
Guys, please bring video game systems, cords, controllers, and
(not rated M) games.
Winter Jam Concert
On Friday, January 29, from 4:30-11:45 pm, the youth group
will be going to the annual Winter Jam Concert at the Allstate
Arena. The cost is only $10. The concert features popular
Christian artists such as For King & Country, Matthew West,
Crowder, Lauren Daigle, Red, and Sidewalk Prophets! The cost
is only $10. We'll meet at St. Pius X at 4:30 for carpooling and
be back at the church around 11:45 pm. Did I mention that it's
New Faith Growing Groups Study Program
Faith Growing Groups are forming this month
to learn about the 7 Deadly Sins during Lent
using the program “Seven Deadly Sins, Seven
Lively Virtues” presented by Bishop Robert
Barron. Folks can sign up for the 8 week full
study which will begin the week of
January 24, or the 5 week lite study which will
begin the week of February 14. Both groups
will finish before Holy Week. Group meetings
will be offered in homes as well as at the
Parish, during the morning and in the evening.
Sign-ups will be offered after Masses this weekend (January 16/17). The cost for the program is $17. Thanks to all who completed
surveys in December to help us organize this study to meet your needs. Survey participants still need to register for the study.
Don’t miss this opportunity to grow closer to God and form relationships with fellow parishioners while learning about the 7 Deadly
Sins and how to combat them. Questions? Contact Barb Harazin 630-629-7956 or [email protected]
January 17, 2016
OVERVIEW - DIOCESAN/ST. PIUS X UNIFIED PASTORAL PLAN
In 2012 St. Pius X parishioners gathered to develop a Parish Pastoral Plan
based on the seven elements of parish life: Worship, Community,
Leadership, Word, Evangelization, Service and Stewardship. Since that
time, there have been many successes as we have worked to implement the
goals and objectives that were identified. During that same period, the plan
was fine tuned to reflect the evolving needs of the parish.
Three Pillars of the
Diocesan Pastoral Plan
Catholic discipleship means
encountering Jesus Christ within
and through the Church. We strive
to learn more about Jesus, receiving
him fully in our lives and taking
seriously our responsibility to share
His love with others.
Then, in 2015 the Diocese of Joliet presented their Framework for Pastoral
Action: Discipleship, Evangelization and Charity. This diocesan plan
reflects the desired objectives of this Holy Year of Mercy when Pope
Francis calls on us to rediscover the work of the Father through acts of
mercy, kindness and forgiveness.
It also mirrors some of the basic principles of our St. Pius X Parish
Pastoral Plan. Because these plans parallel one another, our Pastoral
Council formulated an integrated plan: the Diocesan/St. Pius X Unified
Pastoral Plan, designed to help our parish fully participate in this Holy
Year of Mercy.
An Overview of the unified plan is presented here. Not only does it reveal
the relationship between the plans, it also sets forth specific ways to fulfill
their common goals/aims. Informing you about this plan is only the first
step. A plan, no matter how well intentioned, doesn’t bring about results. It
is what happens next that matters. That’s where we all can make a
Over the next several months, our parish ministries will be working on
specific goals related to each of the three pillars: Pillar I – Discipleship;
Pillar II – Evangelization; Pillar III - Charity. In the coming weeks, we will
publish an in-depth look at the first pillar — Discipleship: what our parish
already does to promote it; and what we need to do to make progress.
Periodic progress reports will be published in upcoming issues of the
weekly bulletin. We ask that you not only pray for success in reaching our
goals, but that you answer the invitation to follow the example of our Father
by loving and forgiving without limits.
Please contact the Parish Office at 630-627-4526 or at
[email protected] if you have questions or suggestions or
would like to know how you can join us in this journey toward a
Catholic evangelization can be
described simply as “sharing our
joy.” We invite; we welcome; we
listen; we embrace, and as the Pope
explains, we must reach out.
Catholic charity places our actions
at God’s disposal and allows Him
to multiply what is being given.
We must not dismiss our brothers
and sisters with empty
“compassion.” With our humble
abilities, we are charged to care for
them, to give them a voice, and to
share Christ’s love with them.
Weekly Offering Report
Weekly Offering Contributions-January 2016
First Week Offering
Electronic Giving (1/1-1/5)
Second Week Offering
Electronic Giving (1/6-1/12)
Budget Income for January*
Amount needed for January Offering Budget $29,295
*Budgeted offering income needed to meet monthly budgeted expenses
Thank you for your continued support
of our ministries to the people of God.
DIOCESAN/ST. PIUS X UNIFIED PASTORAL PLAN
Go Out and
the Poor and
ST. PIUS X PARISH PASTORAL PLAN
BASED ON THE
SEVEN ELEMENTS OF PARISH LIFE
Focus Areas of the Three Pillars of the
Diocesan Pastoral Plan
AIM I: Live the Faith. Cultivate a
personal encounter with Jesus in order to
joyfully share the Gospel as a
knowledgeable and responsible disciple.
AIM II a: Build Community Inspire
young adults to participate as lay leaders
in the Mission of the Catholic Church.
AIM II b: Build Community Embrace
immigrant Catholics and encourage their
development as leaders in the Church.
WORSHIP: Includes all components of
worship and the fostering of individual
COMMUNITY: Includes the sense of
belonging of all members, friendly,
welcoming and outreach to parishioners to
involve and include them in parish life.
LEADERSHIP: Includes the leadership of
the Pastor, Pastoral and School Staff and
Ministries. It involves the vision, planning
for the future, and evaluating the success of
WORD: Refers to the spiritual formation
in the parish, and includes explaining,
informing and forming parishioners of all
ages in Scripture, Church Teaching and
EVANGELIZATION: Includes all efforts
to witness to the Gospel especially to the
unchurched and non-practicing Catholics.
AIM III. Embrace and share the Word
Catholic evangelization can be described
simply as “sharing our joy.” We invite;
we welcome; we listen; we embrace, and
as the Pope explains, we must reach out.
AIM IV: Celebrate Our Unity through
the Sacraments Emphasize and
outwardly proclaim the importance of the
sacraments and all vocations.
AIM V a: Serve Others, Especially
those in Need. Go outside your church
doors to care for people in need. Get out
from inside the church walls to give a
voice to the voiceless.
AIM V b: Advocate for and with
people in need as the Gospel instructs
you to do.
SERVICE: Includes all parish work
directed at advancing all social concerns in
the wider world, nation and community.
STEWARDSHIP: Involves challenging
parishioners to share their time, talent and
treasure with the parish.
Year to Date Sunday Offering Budget
July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015
Over (under) Budget for year
Christmas Collection thru 1/12/2016
You can still make a Christmas Donation. Offerings can be
made through our online giving program, in the collection
basket, or through the U.S. Mail. See our website for the
Golden Touch Donations 7/1/15-1/12/16
Church Projects Collection
July 1, 2015 through January 12, 2016
January 17, 2016
This Week’s Calendar of Events
Council of Catholic Women
Monday-January 18 — Parish Office closed
St. Joseph Table Meeting
Sacramental meeting-Grade 2
Council of Catholic Women
The Council of Catholic Women hopes that you had a Merry
Christmas and a Happy New Year. Please come and join us as
we begin 2016. Our first meeting will be held on Wednesday,
January 20, at 7 pm in the Martha Room. We will have a
business meeting beginning at 7 pm. The business meeting will
be followed by our Crazy Dice Game. This game is a lot of fun.
Wrap up a treasure or white elephant gift, and come and join us.
Hope to see you there. Happy New Year!
??? Contact Carol at 630-495-2647.
Guide Book and Directory
Elizabeth Ministry Bake Sale
We are in the process of updating our
annual Guide Book and Directory for the
church. This book will contain the Who,
What, When, Where, Why, and How of
our parish. This book is being provided
and direct-mailed to each family at no cost
to our church, and it is again being subsidized by local
businesses that advertise. If you own or manage a business and
would like to find out about advertising in our book, please call
the Parish Office at 630-627-4526. Recent survey results by
Guide book Publishing show that 92.1% of families would
rather patronize a Guide Book and Directory advertiser over a
non-advertiser. It “does pay” to advertise in our new Guide
Book & Directory.
The Elizabeth Ministry
Annual Bake Sale
January 30 & 31
We Need Your Help!
The Elizabeth Ministry is having its Annual
Bake Sale the weekend of January 30/31
after all Masses. To make this a successful
event, we are asking for both parish and school support. This
major fundraiser supports our Elizabeth Ministry outreach and
many programs including celebration gift bags for new baby/
baptism and pregnancy. Won’t you please consider making a
batch of cookies or a cake to help support the ministry we do?
Baked goods can be dropped off between 2:30 pm and 5 pm on
Saturday, January 30 in the Shepherds’ Hall at tables provided.
The bake sale committee will take care of the pricing. We are
hoping for many bakers! We greatly appreciate your response
and support. To sign up to bake or if you have any
questions, please call Karen Williams at
630-301-0352 or email at [email protected]
St. Pius X Parish School
Open Houses for
Sunday, January 31 from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Monday, February 1, and Tuesday, February 2
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Meet our teachers and principal.
Take a tour of our outstanding facilities.
Full-day and half-day preschool and kindergarten.
Extended care available for before and after school.
Sports, Clubs, Student Council, and much more!
Come see the St. Pius X Difference!
Call 630-627-2353 to make a tour reservation.
Visit us online at www.stpiuslombard.org/school
for additional information.
Ladies of St. Pius X Catholic Community
St. Joseph Table 2016
The St. Pius X Parish will once again be hosting a
St. Joseph’s Table Pot Luck in the Social Center
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Immediately Following 11:30 am Mass
Serving 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Donations benefit St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry
There will be a planning meeting on Tuesday, January 19 at
7:00 pm in the Parish Office. We are looking for people who
are willing to chair or serve on the following committees:
If you would like to volunteer for one of these and are not able
to attend the meeting, you may contact Leanne Newman at
[email protected] or 630-638-8509.
Thank you for considering this request for your assistance in
keeping this tradition alive in our parish community!
Misa en Español
Coordinadora de Ministerio Hispano
Coordinador Educación Religiosa
Sábado 7:00 pm
Firmo Mantovani, CS
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
9:00 am—1:00 pm
12:30 pm—4:00 pm
variedad de los carismas no está reñida en modo alguno con la
unidad de la Iglesia y la comunión fraterna; antes al contrario:
conscientes de que ningún hijo de Dios está desposeído de una
gracia especial, todos debemos estar atentos para estimar los
carismas ajenos y no retener los nuestros para disfrute individual.
Se distingue en este texto entre los dones, los servicios y las
funciones. Según el carisma así será el “ministerio” o servicio
que se desempeña en la Iglesia. Todos tenemos algún don y
estamos llamados a servir de alguna manera. Hoy se habla más
que nunca de los “ministerios laicales”. Pero hay que dejar que
estos ministerios puedan ser ejercidos, abandonando el
“clericalismo” que ha predominado en la Iglesia. Es imposible
que el sacerdote, sobre todo ahora que disminuyen las
vocaciones, pueda llegar a todo. Es mejor que “muchos hagan
poco a que uno haga todo”. Así se ejerce la corresponsabilidad en
la Iglesia y sus frutos son mucho mayores. De modo que la
unidad abarca la variedad o pluralidad y ésta es el contenido de la
unidad de la iglesia. Nada más extraño a esta unidad, que viene
de Dios, que la uniformidad a la que se empeñan en someternos
los señores de este mundo e incluso de la iglesia.
3.- Un evangelio lleno de simbolismo. Hemos escuchado cómo
Jesús en una ocasión estuvo presente en unas bodas compartiendo
el gozo y la alegría de los novios. El, que era un invitado, al final
los convidó a todos y les dio un vino mucho mejor. El agua
simboliza la religión vacía; el vino, la alegría y la vida abundante
que proceden de Dios. Las bodas son el símbolo de la unión
(alianza) de Dios con el pueblo. Las tinajas de piedra (seis es el
UNIDAD Y PLURALIDAD EN EL AMOR
número de lo imperfecto e incompleto) representan a la Ley, que
1.- El amor que Dios nos manifiesta. En este fragmento del
pretende purificar al ser humano, pero que en realidad es algo
tercer Isaías se expresan las relaciones entre Jerusalén y Dios
vacío. María es la "mujer", el resto fiel de Israel, "desposado" con
como de esposo a esposa. En Jerusalén brillará la aurora, lugar
Dios. El mandato que ella expresa "haced lo que él os diga" es
privilegiado de la manifestación de Dios, por oposición a
tinieblas, medio del olvido de Dios. La imposición del nombre a prácticamente idéntica a la que pronunció el pueblo el día de la
la esposa es característico de la nueva orientación que se da a una alianza (pacto, desposorio) del Sinaí: "Nosotros haremos todo lo
que el Señor ha dicho". Debemos escuchar el consejo de la
persona o a una cosa. El Señor mismo es el que pronuncia el
nombre, el que da un nuevo impulso a Israel. Por eso mismo, por Madre del cielo si queremos seguir de verdad a Jesús.
la obra del Señor, los pueblos vendrán a Israel. Es el milagro del
4.- Llamados a convertir el agua en vino. El texto nos ha
Señor. Las relaciones que se instauran entre Dios e Israel
presentado cómo de la colaboración entre Jesús y María surgió un
adquieren los tonos más fuertes del corazón humano, lo más
hecho admirable, el primero de los signos obrados por el Señor.
profundo de la persona: el amor. La amargura de la viudez
La conversión del agua en vino fue motivo de alegría para los
desaparecerá y la irrisión del abandono ya no tendrá lugar,
porque el señor toma a su cargo a la esposa infiel y abandonada. novios, que veían cómo su fiesta corría el riesgo de "aguarse" por
En cuatro pinceladas describe el autor las relaciones más cálidas causa de un descuido, y para los invitados, que así podían
continuar alegres la fiesta. Y al mismo tiempo, hizo que creciera
entre los hombres: el amor conyugal. Todo ello en términos de
la fe en Jesús de los discípulos que habían presenciado el hecho.
alegría: la alegría de después de la boda, la alegría interna de
sentirse amado es lo que Israel va a experimentar. Nunca palabras También los esposos están llamados, ejerciendo cada uno su
papel propio, a "convertir el agua en vino". De las cosas más
tan consoladoras han sido dichas al creyente. Son palabras
habituales y cotidianas, esas que valoramos tan poco —esto es "el
dirigidas también a nosotros. El hombre es levantado hasta el
plan de Dios, no hay lugar para la desesperanza porque el amor
agua"—, deben hacer "vino", algo de valor, sabroso y que alegra
es sincero y hace vivir.
a quien lo bebe. Siempre que actúan con amor son motivo de que
aumente la fe, de la misma manera que creció la fe en los
2.- La corresponsabilidad en la Iglesia. Pablo habla en la
discípulos que acompañaban a Jesús y a su madre en las bodas de
Primera Carta a los Corintios de los carismas. El carisma es una Caná.
gracia singular que Dios concede a cada uno, pero que está
destinada al bien de todos y a la edificación de la iglesia. La gran Por José María Martín OSA
January 17, 2016
DEANERY AND DIOCESAN NEWS
Catholic Education Foundation
Navajo Nation Mission
SURVEY TO MEET NEEDS OF CHILDREN AGES 3 -14
The Catholic Education Foundation and Catholic Schools
Office have formed a task force to begin the implementation of
programs and resources that meet the needs of ALL students
ages 3 through 14 throughout the Diocese of Joliet. Parishioner
feedback is critical to proceed! Please complete the survey
online (copy/paste link below) BY FRIDAY, JANUARY 29.
(in English): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TNVYQQH
(in Spanish): https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CQ66WG5
We VERY MUCH appreciate hearing your opinions and input
regarding this vital ministry as a formal beginning of this
process. Please complete the survey by January 29. For further
information, contact the CEF or Diocesan Schools Office at
815-221-6127 or [email protected]
An information meeting for the Navajo Nation mission will be
January 20 at the Blanchette Catholic Center,
16555 Weber Rd., Crest Hill, IL 60403. The meeting starts at
7 pm. We will overview the Navajo mission and answer your
questions about the mission. This is a construction mission and
the dates are June 4 through June 17. Contact: Office for
Human Dignity, Missions (815-221-6258).
Catholic Relief Services
Meet Thomas Awiapo of CRS Ghana
January 26 — 7 pm to 8:45 pm
Blanchette Catholic Center, 16555 Weber Rd, Crest Hill
Orphaned before the age of ten, Thomas survived poverty and
hunger in a small village in Ghana with the help of a CRS
Food for Education program. Now, Thomas works for CRS,
training community leaders in his home country—and
traveling through the United States sharing his story. The
event is sponsored by the Justice and Peace Ministry and
Catholic Relief Services. For questions/registration: Kayla
815-221-6251 or [email protected] No cost for
Collection for the Church in Latin America
Today, we will take up the Collection for the Church in Latin
America. Your gifts to the collection will fund catechesis,
pastoral programs, marriage and family life projects, seminarian
education, and many other necessary programs in Latin America
and the Caribbean.
By funding these
support you give
today will provide
seeds to grow the
faith for years to
Church in Latin
America and be
2016 Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal is Underway
“Chosen by God’s Grace”
The 2016 Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal begins with a mailing that many of our
parishioners have received or will soon receive. This is a mailing from Bishop Conlon asking
for a pledge to the 2016 Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal.
The Appeal not only funds many of the operations of the diocese, it funds services that are of
great help to the ministries here in our parish.
This year, the theme of the Appeal is “Chosen by God’s Grace.” What a wonderful thought!
The Almighty God of the Universe has chosen you, His precious child. Can you imagine
anything more unbelievable than being “Chosen by God’s Grace”? God has a destiny for
you. His plan for you is as individual as you are. You have been uniquely created for a
purpose and God wants to see you passionately live His plan out.
How do we acknowledge God’s Grace and show Him our gratitude? One way that we can
show our gratitude is by giving back to God the gifts He shared with us. We can support our
parish, our diocese and the Church throughout the world with gifts of time, talent and
treasure. The gifts we give enable ministries, education, and services that touch thousands of
Our parish goal is $64,489. With your financial support, we can exceed this goal. When we
exceed our goal in paid pledges, we will receive 65% of the amount over goal for use in our
parish. Please answer Bishop Conlon’s request and make a generous pledge. All pledges can
be paid in ten (10) installments. Thank you in advance for your support.
In-Home Senior Respite Program
Serra Club Meeting
The SERRA CLUB OF DUPAGE, a national organization
supporting vocations to the priesthood and religious life, invites
you to join them and Father John Belmonte, SJ, on Monday,
January 25, 2016, at St Petronille Parish, 420 Glenwood
Avenue, Glen Ellyn. The evening will begin at 6 pm with
Rosary and Mass in the Church. Dinner will follow in the
A documentary that proves that minds that we think have shut
down, re-emerge with the power of music.
Audience Award for best documentary-Sundance FF 2014
Join us for a free screening of ALIVE INSIDE
Saturday, January 23
Immaculate Conception Church “Marion Room”
134 Arthur Street, Elmhurst
2 pm to 4 pm Film || 4 pm to 4:30 pm Q& A Session
Limited Seats — Please RSVP by January 19
Contact Jody Kanikula, LCSW, at [email protected]
or call 630-784-4875
A must see for health care workers and family members caring
for a person suffering from dementia, stroke, or traumatic brain
injury. View film trailer at
Guest speaker at the dinner, Father Belmonte, a native
Chicagoan, and a holder of many degrees including a licentiate
in Sacred Scripture from Weston Jesuit School of Theology
and a PhD in Educational Leadership from Loyola University,
is the current Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the
Diocese of Joliet.
To find out more about SERRA or to make a reservation for the
dinner, please contact Joann Carr: [email protected] or
Jubilee Year of Mercy Holy Hour
3rd Tuesday of Every Month – 7 PM
January 19, 2016
As we celebrate this Jubilee Year of Mercy, come experience the mercy of God during an hour of prayer at Immaculate Conception
Church held on the third Tuesday of every month of our jubilee year. Eucharistic Adoration, Confession, Vespers, Benediction
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