St. Matthew Parish - St. Matthew Church
St. Matthew Parish
1555 Glen Ellyn Road
Glendale Heights, Illinois 60139
APRIL 17, 2016
RECTORY & PARISH CENTER 630-469-6300
Office Hours: M - F 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
M - F 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Sat 9 AM - 1 PM
Parish Website: www.stmatthewchurch.org
School Website: www.stmatthewschool.org
Rev. Jerome Kish
Rev. Franklin Duran
Rev. Richard Cilano
DIRECTOR OF FAITH FORMATION
FAITH FORMATION OFFICE 630-469-5178
ST. VINCENT DEPAUL SOCIETY
630-469-6300 ext 302
MASSES - Saturday Vigil Mass 5:00 PM
Sunday - 8:00, 10:00, 12:00, 1:30 PM (Español),
Daily (Monday through Friday)
7:00 and 8:45 AM
Saturday: 8:00 AM
Rosary after the 8:45 AM
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Monday - 7:40 AM, Tuesday - 6:30 PM,
Saturday - 3:30 PM
(or contact one of the priests)
Second Saturday of the month at 12:00 PM.
Pre-Baptismal meeting held the second Monday of
the month. Pre-registration is required.
Please call the Parish office at least 6 months prior
to the celebration of the Sacrament.
Please stop by the Parish Office to fill out a
Please call the Parish Office to notify us of
anyone homebound, critically ill or in the hospital.
Bautismos en español son cada cuarto sábado del mes. Preparación bautismal es el segundo miércoles de cada
mes a las 7pm. Se tiene que registrar en las oficinas antes de las pláticas.
Eat any good books lately?
Yes, you read that correctly: have you eaten any good books lately? Just as a good hamburger is food
for the body, so a good book is food for the soul. And even better—holy books are food for the spirit.
One good, holy book can change a person’s life and help get them to heaven along the paths of this
earth. That is why spiritual reading is more important than a good meal. When our bodies get hungry,
we notice it right away; we don’t always notice what goes on in the soul. And don’t get me wrong,
we need to eat food to survive. Yet every meal we eat only postpones the day of our death. Good and
holy spiritual reading will help you rise from death to the eternal life of Christ. The saints have been
telling us this all throughout history, the importance of reading good, spiritual books. Ask them, and
they’ll tell you: St. Augustine, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. John Bosco, St. Josemaría Escrivá. They
were nourished by the good and holy books they read. And you can’t wolf down these books in one bite. They’re like a
good, thick steak. You take your time, cut off a piece, chew it over and savor it—then it builds up your body. It’s the
same with spiritual reading: sit down, read just a bit, maybe about ten minutes a day. Then chew it over with our Lord,
tasting it to see what it means for your life, savoring it until it nourishes your spirit. You won’t just read it—you’ll live it.
I mention all that in the hopes that each one of us will read Pope Francis’ new letter on the Joy of Love. Already the
media fills us with much confusion about what the letter says. It’s best to read it yourself and find out for yourself and
think for yourself—after all the Pope addresses the letter to you. Your Father has sent you a love letter! It would be a
tragedy if we didn’t read it, because “The joy of love experienced by families is also the joy of the Church (The Joy of
Love 1, Pope Francis).” I plan on reading The Joy of Love and discussing it with my priest friends; I hope you’ll do the
same with your friends. Then we can have beautiful, intelligent conversations about God’s gift of pure love. Our world
People complain, because the Popes’ letters are so long and we can’t always understand them. Yet we pick up and read
huge novels on wizards and spies and heroes and the battles they fight. We read countless novels on romance, some that
make you blush with fifty grades of shame. Shouldn’t we take the time to pick up and read this little book from the Pope
on true love, pure love and our need to fight for it in this world? We get caught up in the imaginary battles and romances
of fantasy worlds. We forget that a fight goes on for the soul of each human person. We need to be conquered by the
eternal love of Christ. We don’t have the luxury of simply being spectators in this drama—if we do not enter into this
story, we will be casualties, along with so many others who are conquered by the ravages of sin. Christ is calling YOU to
take your place in this battle, in this drama, in this romance. We’d better read up on the battle plan. We’d hate to miss out
on this love story.
Augustine was a terrible sinner—one of the worst. He read many books—some of the worst. Then he read the words of
saints, people who had lived before him and found a new and beautiful way, “If I want, I could be the friend of God,
now.” Augustine realized that what he read could actually happen to HIM! It turned his life around, and changed the
lives of his family and friends. He is now a saint forever in heaven. How about you? As St. Josemaría says, “Don't
neglect your spiritual reading. — Reading has made many saints.”
With my prayers,
Some good, spiritual books: The Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis; The Friendship of Christ, Robert Hugh Benson; Joan
of Arc, Mark Twain; Theology for Beginners, Frank Sheed; With God in Russia, Walter Ciszek; The Story of a Soul, St.
Therese of Lisieux
Fourth Sunday of Easter — April 17, 2016
“I have made you a light to the Gentiles, that you may be
an instrument of salvation to the ends of the earth.” — Acts 13:47b
St. Matthew Mission Statement
Declaración de la Misión de la Parroquia San Mateo
We, the members of the St. Matthew Parish community
being many parts but one sacramental body,
are sent by the love of God
to make Christ present in the world.
Nosotros, los miembros de la comunidad parroquial de San Mateo,
siendo muchas partes, pero un solo cuerpo sacramental,
somos enviados por el amor de Dios
para hacer presente a Cristo en el mundo.
MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2016
7:00—† TOM JENSEN (Fr. Jerome Kish)
8:45—† POOR SOULS IN PURGATORY (Vicky Souza)
TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2016
7:00—† RICHARD TURCAN (Ralph & Charmaine Mufich)
8:45—† LOURDES & CHARLES SCHOEFER
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016
7:00—† VINCENZO LIBIO (Fulda Family)
8:45—† GREGORY PUZON (Puzon Family)
THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2016
7:00—† ANDREA SOLLER (Napoleon & Rogelia Ramiro)
8:45—SCOTT KIBORT (Patty Kibort)
FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016
7:00—† MICHAEL BEATON (Compra & Elizaga Family)
8:45—† ESTELLE SMYKOWSKI (Bob & Peggy Smykowski)
SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016
8:00—REGINA AMBAYEC (Family)
5:00—† DENNIS A. NIXON (Bob & Peggy Smykowski)
SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2016
8:00—† BABYLYN ROLDAN (Tumlos Family)
10:00—† MANOLITA LUZON AMON (Family)
12:00—† JOSE C. SISON, JR. (Sison Family)
1:30 —† GUADALUPE MARTINEZ (Alicia Mesa)
6:00—FOR THE PARISH FAMILY
Schedule of Events
WEEK OF: APRIL 17, 2016
SUNDAY Spanish Living Stations of the Cross Display
9:00 AM—Spanish Charismatic Group
10:00 AM—Spanish Catholicism
12:00-1:00 PM—Spanish Choir
3:00 PM—Spanish R.C.I.A.
3:00 PM—Spanish KC Round Table
6:00 PM—I.M.P.A.C.T. Youth Group
7:00 PM—Baptism Meeting
7:00 PM—Hispanic Charismatic Prayer Group
7:00 PM—Legion of Mary Meeting
6:00 PM—Mother of Perpetual Help Novena
7:00 PM—Children’s Faith Formation Classes
7:00 PM—Knights of Columbus Business Meeting
7:00 PM—Parent Organization Meeting
7:30 AM—Eucharistic Adoration
10:00 AM—Small Faith Group
11:00 AM—”Silent Witness” Movie
7:00 PM—School Fine Arts Festival
7:00 PM—”Silent Witness” Movie
7:00 PM—Biblical Institute
7:30 PM—Traditional Choir
9:30 AM—Divine Mercy Group
7:00 PM—Hispanic Charismatic Planning Meeting
SATURDAY 9:00 AM—Children’s Faith Formation Classes
10:45-1:00 PM—Spanish Kids Ballet
12:00 PM—Spanish Baptisms
6:00 PM—Spanish Marriage Encounter
KC Roses for Life — CCW Katy Moore Baby Shower
SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016
5:00 PM—Janice Folk, George Gacic, John Lachman,
Brad Stanfield, Liz Zaleski-Gacic
SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2016
8:00 AM—Barb Greene, Mary Cichantk, Wally Johnson,
Edwin Islan, Annabelle Tumlos
10:00 AM—David Gravel, Nina Fabian, Phyllis Morreale,
Mel Sebayan, Alice Silva
12:00 PM—Dolly Villaflor, Carmen Amezquita, Eloisa
Symbol, Vilcky Villaflor, Celia Yu
1:30 PM—Gabriela Vargas, Juana Guerrero, Maria
Torres, Miguel Torres
6:00 PM—Barbara McCarty
SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016
5:00 PM—Coleen Schwartz
SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2016
8:00 AM—Larry Grogan, Clarita Nelson, Bill & Joanne
Schaper, Jane Swiertz
10:00 AM—Anthony Czernek, Steven Czernek, Carolyn
Lorenz, Alex Markiso
12:00 PM—Rob Crylen, Jaimee Marzan, Mary Ann
Schlacks, Linda Warner
1:30 PM—Gustavo Garcia, Triny & Maria Sosa
SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016
5:00 PM—John McGeever, Lindsey Parsons
SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2016
8:00 AM—Ike Cruz, Maria Jacinto
10:00 AM—Sylvia Quines, Geraldine Taylor, Christine
12:00 PM—Therese Rosen, Florencio Villegas
1:30 PM—Jose Carrasco, Olga Tavizon, Carmen
6:00 PM—Tessie Comprado, Rollie Ramiro
SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2016
5:00 PM—Anna Gendusa, Samantha Landry, Gian De
SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2016
8:00 AM—Thea & Jonathan & Matthew Martirez
10:00 AM—Teresa Gravel, Mallory Sulda, Sergio Guzman
12:00 PM—Julia & Natalia Hamberg, Lauren Carda
1:30 PM—Wendy Lopez, Daniela Moreno, Wendy Gomez
6:00 PM—Izabel Garcia, Isabella Escobar
Monday, APR 18: Hulak, M/M Newcombe, M/M Pecora,
Trojanowicz, E. Garcia
Friday, APR 22: Chairez, Edakkunnathu, M/M Guzman,
M/M Hamid, Toscano
Workers must be at the hall by 5:30 PM on Monday
and Friday night.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Acts 11:1-18; Ps 42:2-3; 43:3, 4;
Acts 11:19-26; Ps 87:1b-7; Jn 10:22-30
Wednesday: Acts 12:24 — 13:5a; Ps 67:2-3, 5-6, 8;
Thursday: Acts 13:13-25; Ps 89:2-3, 21-22, 25, 27;
Acts 13:26-33; Ps 2:6-11ab; Jn 14:1-6
Acts 13:44-52; Ps 98:1-4; Jn 14:7-14
Acts 14:21-27; Ps 145:8-13; Rv 21:1-5a;
Jn 13:31-33a, 34-35
HE IS RISEN
“But Peter got up and ran to the tomb, bent down and saw the
burial cloths alone; then he went home amazed at what had
happened.” Luke 24: 12
What has happened to the burial cloths
of Jesus? Is the Shroud of Turin the
cloth that Jesus was buried in? Come
and watch a documentary on the Shroud.
See what historical and scientific
evidence shows about this cloth.
The Silent Witness by award
winning producer, David Rolfe.
Jane Swiertz, Carla Luna, Rene Baez,
Marilyn Garbarz, LaDonna Randazzo
Congratulations to the following families whose children
were recently baptized:
ELENA LOPEZ daughter of Emanuel and Yeraldi Pompa
LILIANNE OPAL RECOB daughter of Andrew and Laura
JACKSON LONG TRAN son of Lin and Michelle (Garcia)
ADELINE HOPE VILLASENOR daughter of Faustino and
LILIANA ELAINE VILLASENOR daughter of Faustino
and Kristin (Pedersen)
We welcome these newest members into God’s family
and pray that their parents be guided in their role of
leadership and teach their children to love God and one
When: TWO SHOWS on April 21st at 11:00 AM and
again at 7:00 PM
Where: In the Parish Center
Cost: Free Contributions are welcome
Snacks and water available
To register call Mary at 630-221-1403
Bring the Bible to Life during May!
Join us as we immerse ourselves in
“Mary: Jesus’ Mother — and Ours!”
6 weeks with the Bible from Loyola Press.
We will meet in the Parish Center Friday
evenings beginning April 29 at 7:00 PM. Call the Parish
Center to register so we may have a book ready for you.
Please remember the good works of our parish in your
will. Contact Fr. Jerome on how you can accomplish this.
Week of April 10, 2016
Pedro Alaniz & Elizabeth Hernandez
to cover expenses
------------------------------------------Cumulative Report for Year ending June 30, 2016
If you are planning surgery or are ill and would like to
receive the Sacrament of Anointing, please call the parish
office to schedule an appointment with one of our priests.
Needed to Date
Total Collection to Date
SHROUD OF TURIN EXHIBIT
The Shroud of Turin Exhibit will be at St.
Matthew Parish from April 27 – May 1.
The Center for the Study of the Passion of
Christ and the Holy Shroud has developed an
exhibit on the Shroud of Turin. The centerpiece is a
full length photographic image. In addition, the
exhibit contains a large crucified corpus showing
the wounds of Christ corresponding to the Gospel
accounts and the wounds shown on the Shroud. The
exhibit contains panels detailing the history and
science of the Shroud.
CONTINUING THE MISSION CAMPAIGN
Previous Month Account Balance: $ 52,549
Total Amount Collected:
Expenditures, Current Month:
Church-Deposit for Organ
The schedule is as follows:
Wed. April 27
Loan Payment—Parking Lot: $ 1,393
6:30 - 8:30 PM Public and Faith
Thurs. Apr. 28 4:00 – 7:30 PM Public viewing
Fri. Apr. 29
1:00 – 6:30 PM Public viewing
Sat. Apr. 30
8:30 – 11:00 AM Public viewing and
Faith Formation classes
2:00 PM – 6:30 PM Public viewing
Sun. May 1
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM Public viewing
Entrance is through the gym door (between the church
Current Account Balance:
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUING
GENEROSITY TO OUR CAMPAIGN.
YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS MAKE THESE
REPAIRS AND IMPROVEMENTS POSSIBLE.
PARKING LOT PAVING AND REPAIR
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet will benefit from the
Human Race 5K run/fitness walk in Downers Grove. This fun
event on April 30th starts at 9 AM at Esplanade at Locust Point
(1901 Butterfield Rd.). Register at www.dupagehumanrace.org
and choose “Catholic Charities, Diocese of Joliet” to receive
your donations. Not able to join us on race day? You can make
a donation by sending a check to Catholic Charities, 26 W. St.
Charles Rd., Lombard, IL 60148. For more information about
Catholic Charities, please visit catholiccharitiesjoliet.org.
HOUR OF CODE
Microsoft and St. Francis High School are teaming up to
provide a FREE coding event for 5th-7th graders. Participants
in this 90-minute camp will explore a Minecraft world through
code and will take part in the global Hour of Code movement.
They will use kid-friendly programming to learn how creativity
and problem solving come together to make something all their
own! The camp, scheduled for Saturday, April 30, 2016, at
10:00 AM, is expected to fill up quickly. Online registration for
this event is required and is on a first come, first served basis.
Please contact Colleen Kaplan at [email protected]
for more information. Register at www.sfhscollegeprep.org
SCHOOL LOAN - TECHNOLOGY UPGRADE
VOLUNTEER FOR CATHOLIC CHARITIES
Do you want to make a difference? Do you
want to give back to your community? Are
you looking for something fulfilling to do?
Come to our spring Volunteer Meet N’ Greet Thursday, April
28th, at 7:00 PM, Catholic Charities Office, 26 W. St. Charles
Rd. in Lombard
Meet new people. Explore various volunteer opportunities.
Learn about our agency. Please RSVP by April 21, 2016 to
Robin Poage 630-495-8008 ext 2122 or [email protected]
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
Saint Matthew Council #9893
Easter and Christmas are never past. They are in our daily
lives, to be everlast.
The K of C is announcing a new format for Social meetings.
When it is not a degree ceremony, all are welcome.
Help us build and strengthen our Parish Family Friendships.
BAPTISM MEETING DATE CHANGED
A Baptismal preparation class, for parents and
godparents, will be offered the third Monday of
April (not the second Monday) at 7:00 PM in the
Pre-registration is required. The next class will be held
on April 18th.
Business Meeting April 20, 2016
This is a “Welcome Back” session for all members.
Social Meeting April 27, 2016
This month at Winfred Winery. “All are Welcome.”
Visit our new web site www.kofc9893.com
Business Meetings start at 7:00 PM Parish Center
MAY GOD BLESS
If you have a question about the K of C send me an email
Bill Burger, Grand Knight, [email protected]
Our Year of Divine Mercy
After a yearlong study of Divine
representatives, Kaylee N. and
Ricardo H., we celebrated the
culmination with a mass at
Divine Mercy Polish Parish in
Our mass was celebrated by
our very own Superintendent of
Schools, Rev. John Belmonte.
At the end of the mass, we
prayed the Divine Mercy Chaplet followed with many
thanks to the students for their service within our
schools. Following the mass, all the students enjoyed
a Divine Mercy “sundae” treat!
Many thanks to our student
representatives who did a
remarkable job teaching the
children in our school! They
taught about St. Faustina and
that remembering the Divine
Mercy message is as easy as
knowing our ABCs—
Ask for mercy,
Be merciful, and
Completely trust in Jesus.
If you are interested in learning more about our school
or would like to schedule a tour, please contact our
principal, Mrs. Gina Pestrak at (630) 858-3112.
St. Matthew Council of Catholic Women
ALL LADIES OF THE PARISH
Katy Moore Baby Shower — Katy was
a fierce advocate for “Pro-Life.” When she and
her husband Don moved to Glendale Heights
and St. Matthew, Katy came to CCW and
immediately volunteered to work on behalf of “Pro-Life.”
That is something she had done her entire life. CCW honors
Katy and her advocacy today by continuing our Katy
Moore Baby Shower. CCW will be collecting items to help
families who “choose life.” All items will be donated to
“Women’s Choice.” There will be containers available to
collect your donations from Saturday, April 23 through
Sunday, May 1.
As you may guess, larger size diapers are always needed—
sizes 4, 5, 6. However all items are needed and welcome.
Choose Life! Thank you.
Tuesday Morning Craters — can always use yarn. 4 ply
worsted is preferred. Drop off at the ministry table. Thank
Thought for the week — We meet no ordinary people in
our lives. — C.S. Lewis
Año Jubilar de la Misericordia
17 de abril de 2016
Cuarto Domingo de Pascua
Domingo del Buen Pastor: Jornada
Mundial de Oración por las
Este domingo se celebra a Jesús como “el Buen Pastor”.
Cuando el Papa Francisco anunció este Año Jubilar de la
Misericordia, se meditó a Jesús en la parábola de Lucas de
“la oveja perdida”, “¿Qué hombre de ustedes, si tiene cien
ovejas y una de ellas se pierde, no deja las noventa y nueve
en el campo y va tras la que está perdida hasta que la
encuentra?” (Lucas 15:4). ¿Cuál sería una posible respuesta?
“Un pastor responsable que quiera cuidar su buen nombre”.
Sin embargo, Jesús considera a una persona que esté
perdida, sumamente importante y sugiere culpar al pastor.
La oveja no “se extravió”, el pastor la “perdió”. Así que “al
encontrarla, la pone sobre sus hombros, gozoso” (15:5). Esa
es la imagen compasiva de la cruz pectoral que usa el Papa
Francisco, el Buen Pastor llevando sobre sus hombres a la
oveja perdida a casa. Durante este Año Jubilar de la
Misericordia, que nosotros, que también nosotros estuvimos
perdidos pero fuimos encontrados, unámonos a Jesús a
buscan, encontrar y llevar con cuidado a casa al menos a una
—Peter Scagnelli, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co., Inc.
El comité de la Jornada de Jovens
WYD de la Iglesia de San Mateo
invita a todas las personas a que
pasen un día lleno de diversion.
Celebrando el 5 de Mayo!
Se servirá una deliciosa cena y
baile,música para todo los gustos, DJ y Banda
"Boletos a la venta" $35 por persona, con derecho a dos
bebidas; 18 ańos para entrar, 21 para consumir.
Te esperamos este 7 de Mayo desde las 6:00 de la tarde
La cena se servirá de 6:30 a 7:30
Direccion: 1555 Glen Ellyn Rd. Glendale Hts. IL 60139
Para mas informacion communicate alos sigueintes
Laura 630 965 6071 Jose Luis 630 400-8696
Edna 630 279-6553
Ivet 630 765-1057
EL REBAÑO DEL PASTOR
En el arte cristiano, las primeras imágenes de
Jesucristo no fueron de su crucifixión ni de su
resurrección. Fueron de Jesús como el Buen Pastor, tal
como nos lo presentan las lecturas de hoy. En el pasaje
evangélico Jesús se nos revela como el pastor y sus
seguidores son su “rebaño”.
La primera y la segunda lecturas nos cuentan un poco
más sobre el rebaño. El pasaje de los Hechos nos asegura
que tanto los judíos como los gentiles están llamados a
seguir a Jesús. Es la fe, no el derecho de cuna, lo que nos
permite pertenecer a la comunidad de creyentes. En el
pasaje del libro del Apocalipsis, aprendemos que el
rebaño que le sigue a este Cordero de Dios será también
purificado en su sangre. Tendrán que sobrellevar un
tiempo de prueba antes de gozar de la vida eterna. Estén
seguros de la promesa, nos avisa, pero sepan que hay un
precio que pagar.
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