1 St. Jude The Apostle Church South Holland, IL Established 1957 MISSION STATEMENT We, the family of faith of St. Jude the Apostle Catholic Church in South Holland, nourished by the Word of God and Sacraments commit ourselves to know, love, live, and celebrate Jesus the Christ. Sixth Sunday of Easter May 9, 2010 May the peoples praise you, O God; may all the peoples praise you! Psalm 67:6
2 Page Two May 9, 2010 THIS SUNDAY OFFERTORY YOUR WEEKLY GIFT OF THANKS Sunday, May 9, 2010-SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER 8:00 AM-Ginny Mosselman Req. Jerry Mosselman 10:00 AM-Helen, Frank & Paul Styka Req. Family 11:30 AM-Marie Pala & Jean Sikorski Req. Family Monday, May 10, 2010-St. Antoninus-Bishop 8:30 AM-Helen A. Zackey Req. Thomas Zackey Tuesday, May 11, 2010-St. Philip & St. James-Apostles 8:30 AM-People of the Parish Wednesday, May 12, 2010-St Nereus, St. Achilleus & St. St. Pancras-Martyrs 8:30 AM-Steve & Mabel Lucas Req. Lucas Family Thursday, May 13, 2010-St. Robert Bellarmine-Bishop 8:30 AM-Dorothy Mahoney Req. 156th Place Neighbors Friday, May 14, 2010-St. Matthias-Apostle 8:30 AM-Special Intention of Bill Hearne Saturday, May 15, 2010-St. Isidore 3:00 PM-WEDDING-Robert VanderMeer & Jennifer Boender 5:00 PM-Jean Sikorski Req. Family -Mary Fabris Req. Mike LaForte Sunday, May 16, 2010-ASCENSION OF THE LORD 8:00 AM-Delphine Ziolkowski Req. Family 10:00 AM-Walter Janczak Family Req. Wally & Dory Janczak 11:30 AM-Florence Brigger Req. Ed Brigger WEDDING BANNS III - Robert VanderMeer & Jennifer Boender WEEKEND OF MAY 15TH & 16TH 5:00 PM-G. Madros, K. Costello 8:00 AM-A. Ntamere, D. Ntamere 10:00 AM-T. Nowak, M. Nowak, J. Nowak 11:30 AM-L. Stasinski, A. Nosike REST IN PEACE In your prayers this week, please remember especially: Paul Oguama. May God grant him eternal rest and peace. Lord, hold our military men and women in your loving hands Protect them as they protect us May 2 May 3 $7, $7, Fiscal Year to Date: $277, $286, Required Weekly Budget: $8, Amount Collected: $7, Surplus or Shortfall for the week: (-$866.60) Registered Families The wine we are using at the Eucharist for the month of May is donated by the Okuwobi Family. We thank them for their generosity. If you would like to donate the wine used at Mass for a particular month, the cost is $ If there are any questions, please call the Rectory at C.N.D. FAREWELL The 11:30 A. M. Mass next Sunday, will be the main celebration for the farewell for our CND Sisters. After all the weekend Masses on Saturday, May 15th and Sunday, May 16th, St. Jude the Apostle Parish will honor the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame, as the Convent will be closing and they will be leaving St. Jude s this June. We hope you can join us as we say Thank You to our wonderful sisters for their many years of service to our Parish and School. There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it. Taste of St. Jude II Sunday, June 27 th 12:00 PM 3:00 PM St. Jude Gymnasium International Cuisine Come join us and share your favorite dish! For further information or any questions call Frank or Bertha Next planning meeting: Tuesday, May 11 th - 6:30 P.M. St. Jude s Convent
3 May 9, 2010 Page Three St. Jude the Apostle Parish has been extremely blessed to have these necessary repairs done to our parish properties. In the past 18 months we have had the following repair work done: 1. The church, rectory, parish office, school office, convent, the rectory and convent garages, and part of the school, have had complete roofs replaced. 2. The lintels above the church windows have been replaced and the bulkhead cement blocks above the windows, disassembled and rebuilt. 3. The water damage in the interior of the church has been repaired and repainted. 4. The choir loft has been repaired, the carpeting replaced, and the windows in the choir loft have been re-glazed and the frames repainted. 5. The sacristy has been completely rebuilt including new oak cabinets, new carpeting, and painting. 6. The brick on the outside of the church has been cleaned and tuckpointed where necessary. 7. Water damage to the school and outside church entrances has been repaired. All of the above repairs have been paid for by our insurance and through the grant from the Archdiocese of Chicago. What a Blessing! As you may or may not know there has been water leaking in the front of the church for quite some time. We originally thought that the water was coming from the leaky roof, but once the roof was repaired we discovered water coming into the church from the two windows located in the Southeast and Southwest corners of the church. The glazing around each panel in the windows has pulled away from the frames which is allowing water to pour into the church and there are pieces of glass that have completely fallen out of the windows. The water has caused damage to the walls and the oak paneling next to the windows. Before we can repair the damage to the walls we must first make repairs to the Stained Glass windows. Continued on next page.
4 Page Four May 9, 2010 This past April 28 th, Fr. Ignatius and the building committee met with contractors, who removed, cleaned, resealed, and re-glazed one of the 21 panels in the window in the Southwest corner of the church. It was determined that all of the panels in both windows need to be removed, and repaired in the same way as this sample panel. The windows that are missing pieces of glass need to be removed and sent to Daprato Rigali Studios to have the glass replaced and the panel repaired. The cost of the repair to the windows will be $21, We do not have the money to pay for this, but it is critical that we have them repaired in order to prevent additional damage to the adjacent walls and stop the deterioration of the windows. We are working out the details on how to raise the money. The insurance will cover the repair to the walls, but it will not cover the repair of the windows, which are such an Inspirational part of our Worship Experience. There are a total of 42 panels in the front two windows that need to be repaired. It is our hope to begin the work by the second week of June. Once finished, this will complete the structural repairs to the interior of our church and we can begin to address other needs within the parish. Our windows are a significant part of St. Jude Parish Community. The front two windows represent our Proclamation of Faith which we proclaim after the Consecration of the Eucharist during mass. The theme of the window to the East is Christ has Died and the window to the West is Christ Will Come Again. During this Easter Season we are reminded of Our Lord Jesus Christ s gift of redemption for all of us who believe. Christ has Died, and Christ Will Come Again! Our windows dramatically express this fundamental principle of our Christian Faith. There will be additional information and updates. There will also be more information in the bulletin in the next few weeks. Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to speak with any member of our building committee. May God continue to be with you and bless you. St. Jude the Apostle Building Committee, Ron Bordenaro Phil Pikosz Deacon Tim Springer Fr. Ignatius Anaele
5 May 9, 2010 A PRAYER FOR MOTHER S DAY Dear God, Bless each Mother you have in your fold ~ A Mother young a Mother old. Bless each Mother with a smile on her face ~ Help those Mothers with a tear to erase. Bless each Mother for the deeds they do ~ Send them graces direct from you. Bless each Mother with worries and despair ~ Give them special love and care. Bless each Mother with children to rear ~ Shower them with patience, kindness and cheer. Bless each Mother with pain and grief ~ Make the road to recovery short and brief. Bless each Mother in your own loving way ~ But make them all happy on Mother s Day God Bless All Mothers! GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS The Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass will be held on Sunday, September 19th, at 3:00 PM at St. John Brebeuf, 8307 N. Harlem Avenue, Niles, IL Couples married in 1960 who are interested in attending this celebration should contact the Rectory Office to register at For further information call the Family Ministries Office at or visit the website: RIGHT TO LIFE BABY SHOWER The Knights of Columbus Genoa Council 1659 is sponsoring a Baby Shower during the month of May, They will accept cribs, strollers, buggies, used clean baby clothes, diapers, formula, toys, stuffed animals and monetary donations. Donations may be placed in the baby crib in our Church Lobby. All donations this year will be going to Casa Catalina Basic Needs Center, Holy Cross I.H.M. and Catholic Charities where Sister Mary MacIsaac is working. All donations are for pro-life organizations that help unwed mothers. SHEDSOMELIGHT Christ Our Savior Catholic School Greetings From Your Parish School Page Five On Thursday, May 6, the Class of 2010 took their first step toward graduation by receiving their ribbons at a Ribbons Mass at St. Andrew the Apostle Parish. After the Mass the students enjoyed a delicious brunch in their honor in the East Campus gym. Our best wishes to all of our eighth graders as they prepare for their graduation on Friday, May 28. We want to especially thank Mrs. Diane Kosakowski for coordinating the setup, decorating, serving, and clean up of the brunch. We congratulate the following students who won awards in the Americanism contests sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary to Ehinger Brothers Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8141: Outstanding Eighth Grade Student- Kyla Lee; Patriot s Pen: 1 st Place Chelsea Payton; 2 nd Place Michael Gilcrest; 3 rd Place- Estella Brown. The 22 nd Annual Student Government Day will be held on Monday, May 17 at the South Holland Community Center. This event is a wonderful educational opportunity for our 8 th grade students who will join Mayor Don A. DeGraff, the village board and administration at the helm during the May 17 board meeting. The students observed a village board meeting on Monday, May 3 at Village Hall and will now conduct a mock board meeting on May 17. Congratulations to those 8 th grade students that were selected to participate in this enriching expereince: Whitney Plumery, Ja-Wan Gardner, and Kameron Marshbanks. Our first annual Scholarship Gala is just a week away. Our list of donors and sponsors continues to grow each day. We would like to thank Ft. Pat, Mary Ellen Quinn, Maria Schnoes of State Farm Insurance, Aunt Sally s Restaurant, Mark Myers- Thornton Township Trustee of Schools, Sisters of St. Jude the Apostle Convent, Robin Kelly-State Treasurer nominee, Mary Welcher, Dalmation Fire, St. Victor Parish, St. Jude the Apostle Parish, and Sherrie Wells. Your generosity is truly appreciated beyond words. Tickets are still available for the Gala to be held on Friday, May 14 at Chicago Gaelic Park in Oak Forest. All alumni of the six founding parishes are invited to celebrate Catholic education in the southeast suburbs. We are the future. Come on out and meet former Chicago Bulls great, Bob Love. Show your Love of Education for your particular founding school. Please contact Tanzy Lewis or Karen Brodzik at if you any questions. HAPPY MOTHER S DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Cindy Rogers, Principal Karen Brodzik, Assistant Principal
6 Page Six May 9, 2010 THE WORKINGS OF THE SPIRIT There s a good chance that you re reading this bulletin article because you went to church for Sunday Mass. With any luck (even if it s the Saturday Mass of anticipation), the sun is shining outside. If it s early Sunday morning, perhaps you still saw the moon in the sky as you were on your way to celebrate the Eucharist. Church, sun, moon. Stable and staple parts of our lives. But today we hear of a place, the place of our Christian destiny the new and heavenly Jerusalem where there is no temple, no sun, no moon. All of these will be replaced by the Lamb of God: Jesus Christ crucified, dead, buried, and risen from the dead! Day by day, week by week, we will still have, and we need, the sun and moon, and the Lord s house on earth to offer our worship. But even while we enjoy the celestial luminaries and offer our praise to the Lamb, we keep our gaze focused on that time and place when all light will be eclipsed by the light of Christ s eternal glory, and we will join the angels and saints in the temple that is God, as we continue to sing our ceaseless praise in the power of the Spirit. Copyright, J. S. Paluch Co. MEMORIAL DAY MASS On Monday, Memorial Day, May 31st, you are invited to a special Field Day Mass Program at one of the cemeteries listed below. Mass will begin at 10:30 A.M. ALL SAINTS, Des Plaines ASCENSION, Libertyville ASSUMPTION, Glenwood CALVARY, Evanston CALVARY, Steger GOOD SHEPHERD, Orland Park HOLY CROSS, Calumet City HOLY SEPULCHRE, Worth MARYHILL, Niles MOUNT OLIVET, Chicago MOUNT CARMEL, Hillside QUEEN OF HEAVEN, Hillside OUR LADY OF SORROWS, Hillside RESURRECTION, Justice ST. ADALBERT, Niles ST. BENEDICT, Crestwood ST. BONIFACE, Chicago ST. CASIMIR, Chicago ST. JOSEPH, River Grove ST. MARY, Evergreen Park ST. MICHAEL, Palatine
7 May 9, 2010 Page Seven ON VITRIOL PUSHING 2:00 AM, AND MOTHER S DAY 2010 by John B. Reynolds Last October, I did something I d never done before: I took part in a prayer vigil outside a facility that provides abortions. Rich, a friend from the parish and a past president of our Holy Name Society, said that he d be going to the local clinic at 1:00 AM for one hour on an upcoming Sunday in support of the national Forty Days for Life movement, and he asked if anyone wanted to go along. First I said no, but the no nagged at me. For one thing, I didn t think Rich had found any other takers and it didn t seem right to send him solo. For two things, I put myself--albeit quietly--on the pro-life side of the abortion debate. Was it my time to speak up by showing up? Come the night, I called Rich to tell him that I d be joining him, and he seemed glad for the news. We arrived at the clinic on time, and the people we were relieving were definitely glad for the news. With us being there, they got to go home, after all, while we had an hour ahead of us on a chilly night with drizzle off and on. Rich and I chatted briefly about the Forty Days movement. He stressed that prayer for the conversion of hearts of the pro-abortion set was elemental to the cause. Especially, I figured, when those hearts were beating in the chests of women intending very soon to abort their own sons or daughters. I told Rich I didn t know anyone touched by abortion. He said I might but just didn t realize it. We kept to our own thoughts for a while, and then at 1:30 or so, we prayed the rosary together, hoping that all those Hail Mary s would find their way home. Shortly after we d finished, two young women in a van drove by, and as I told Rich later, I had not in my entire life been the object of such a vitriolic outburst. The women--i put them in their early twenties--were screaming obscenities at us for doing what we were doing, for (apparently) just being there. Call me naïve, but I never thought that two guys sitting alone and praying in the dampness at nearly 2:00 AM could generate so much hatred in the heart, in the mind, and on the lips of anybody, regardless of the issue at hand. I cannot recall all of their explosive language, but Get a life! (expletives deleted) still rings in my ears. I was stunned at the unprovoked attack--not to mention a little frightened--and I was very glad that neither of us was there alone. Before the night was through, I told Rich that I already had my Mother s Day column nailed down, and over five months later, here it is. The women didn t return, but by 2:00 AM, our relief showed up: a young mom and her husband. She said that someone--a family member, I think--was home watching her children so that she could come out for an hour. She thanked us for being there, for joining in the celebration of life that was at the heart of the Forty Days movement. The contrast between the young women in the van and the young woman settling in for her one-hour vigil was profound. Get a life! the former screamed at Rich and me. Essentially, it was our very prayer that night, and today especially, the irony almost brings me to tears. Happy Mother s Day. Rev. Ignatius I. Anaele, Pastor Rev. John J. Powers, Pastor Emeritus Rev. James C. Okoye, Weekend Assistant Rectory Convent Social Ministry Adult Education Religious Education Web site: Fax: Mr. Herbert Drazba, Deacon Mr. Arthur Nylen, Deacon & Social Ministry Director Mr. Mel Stasinski, Deacon Mr. Timothy Springer, Deacon Sr. Marylin Stack, CND, Parish & School Ministry Mrs. Linda Morgridge, Business Manager Ms. Mary Mizwicki, Administrative Assistant Mr. Harold Homans, Music Director Ms. Maureen Jamrock, Parish Pastoral Council Chair Mr. Kenneth Ziolkowski, Parish Finance Council Chair Ms. Marsha Johnson, Coordinator Religious Education 880 E. 154TH STREET SOUTH HOLLAND, ILLINOIS WEEKEND MASSES: SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: Saturday Evening: 5:00 P.M. (Confessions) Sunday: 8:00, 10:00, 11:30 A.M. Saturday: 4:15 to 4:45 P.M. WEEKDAY MASSES: Monday thru Friday 8:30 A.M. CHRIST OUR SAVIOR CATHOLIC SCHOOL Executive Pastor Rev. Patrick M. Lyons Ms. Cindy Rogers Principal BAPTISMS: Arrangements must be made in advance for catechesis and reception of the sacrament of Baptism. All families must be registered parishioners. HOLY DAY MASSES: Call the Rectory for information at Vigil: 7:00 P.M. Holy Day: 7:00, 8:30 & as announced
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Honoring Our Past, Building Our Future CAPITAL CAMPAIGN St. Mary of Sorrows Catholic Church Fairax, VA A Letter from Father Barkett My Dear Parishioners, In 2001 our parish undertook the first step toward
JUDGMENT DAY And the Books Were Opened 1 And the Books Were Opened Hebrews 9:27 INTRODUCTION: A. Have you thought of the reality of the judgment day? 1. Judgment day is a real day! 2. Judgment day is a