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2019 Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

“The person who is trustworthy in very small matters is also trustworthy in great ones, and the person who is dishonest in very small matters is also dishonest in great ones. If therefore, you are not trustworthy with dishonest wealth, who will trust you with true wealth?” – Luke 16:10-11

Pastor’s Notes

  • It’s that time again! Sunday School and the RCIA are getting ready to begin. Our education as Catholics is important. Parents, please enroll your children in the Sunday School program especially if they do not attend a Catholic school. See the flyers in the bulletin for further information.
  • Mark your Calendar! Family Fun Night is Friday, October 4th beginning at 6 p.m. in the Parish Hall. There will be movies, games, food and lots of fun for the entire family. Please come and join in on the fun! We’re gathering Jus B-Cuz!
  • The Pilgrim Virgin Rosary Group will recite the rosary in the church daily at 1 p.m., (Monday-Friday), throughout the month of October. ALL are welcome to participate!
  • You are invited to a Mass to be celebrated by Cardinal Cupich in commemoration of Fr. Augustus Tolton being named “Venerable” on Monday, October 14, at St. Philip Neri Church, 2132 E. 72nd Street at 7:30 p.m. Carpooling is suggested due to limited parking.

2019 Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time

24th Sunday in Ordinary Time

September 15th, 2019

“I tell you, there will be rejoicing among the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” – Luke 15:10

  • There will be an adult only Cabaret on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 6:30 until 11 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The guest DJ is Mr. Leon Rogers of WGCI, 107.5 FM ”The Morning Show”. The event is B.Y.O.B. Set-ups will be sold. Invite your family and friends to join you at your table. We are gathering “Jus B- Cuz!”
  • It’s that time again! Sunday School and the RCIA are getting ready to begin. Our education as Catholics is important. Parents, please enroll your children in the Sunday School program especially if they do not attend a Catholic school. See the flyers in the bulletin for further information.
  • A second collection will be taken at all Masses the weekend of September 21-22. This collection will support the ministry of Mundelein Seminary as it educates seminarians for the Archdiocese. Please be generous!
  • You are invited to a Mass to be celebrated by Cardinal Cupich in commemoration of Fr. Augustus Tolton being named “Venerable” on Monday, October 14, at St. Philip Neri Church, 2132 E. 72nd Street at 7:30 p.m. Carpooling is suggested due to limited parking.

2019 Twenty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

Grand Parents Day!

 

Pastor’s Notes

  • RCIA is getting ready to begin. Our education as Catholics is important. Parents, please enroll your children in the Sunday School program especially if they do not attend a Catholic school. See the flyers in the bulletin for further information.
  • There will be an adult-only Cabaret on Saturday, September 21, 2019, from 6:30 until 11p.m. in the Parish Hall. The guest DJ is Mr. Leon Rogers of WGCI, 107.5 FM-”The Morning Show”. The event is B.Y.O.B. Set-ups will be sold. Invite your family and friends to join you at your table. We are gathering “Jus BCuz!”
  • You are invited to a Mass to be celebrated by Cardinal Cupich in commemoration of Fr. Augustus Tolton being named “Venerable” on Monday, October 14, at St. Philip Neri Church, 2132 E. 72nd Street at 7:30 p.m. Carpooling is suggested due to limited parking.
  • A second collection will be taken at all Masses the weekend of September 21-22. This collection will support the ministry of Mundelein Seminary as it educates seminarians for the Archdiocese. Please be generous!

2019 Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time – Labor Day

22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time – Labor Day

Pastor’s Notes

  • Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 8th. ALL grandparents will receive a blessing at each Mass. Please come to church with your grandparents!
  • Don’t forget about the Hunger Walk next weekend at Jackson Park! Buses will be available at the church to take participants to the park. If you are unable to participate as previously planned, please cancel so that our Emergency Food Pantry will not be penalized for “no shows.” Contact Mabel Wayne or Hortense Moody for further information.
  • It’s that time again! Sunday School and the RCIA are getting ready to begin. Our education as Catholics is important. Parents, please enroll your children in the Sunday School program especially if they do not attend a Catholic school. See the flyers in the bulletin for further information.
  • Ailbe School registration is currently underway. If you are interested in enrolling your child or children, please contact the school office. Classes begin on Monday, August 19th.

2019 21st Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twenty First Sunday in Ordinary Time

Someone asked him, “Lord, will only a few people be saved? He answered them, “Strive to enter through the narrow gate.” – Luke 13:23-24

Pastor’s Notes

  • “Thank You” to Idella Dorsey and the hospitality Ministry for coordinating the “end of Summer Bash” last Sunday. It was a great celebration! I forgot to thank you all for wearing white for the day! The liturgy was very beautiful…thanks to our liturgical ministers, ushers, choir, and many of you expressed gratitude for having Sr. Anita Baird with us. It was an “awesome” event! Thanks to all who stayed for the fun. Let’s plan for another celebration! What do you think?
  • Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 8th. ALL grandparents will receive a blessing at each Mass. Please come to church with your grandparents!
  • St. Ailbe School registration is currently underway. If you are interested in enrolling your child or children, please contact the school office. Classes begin on Monday, August 19th.
  • “Faith Sharing” has resumed! We meet on Wednesday in the Imani Room at 10:00 a.m. and at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to participate.
  • Please join the Emergency Food Pantry volunteers for the annual “Hunger Walk” in Jackson Park on Saturday, September 7th.

Readings for the week of August 25th, 2019

Sunday: Is 66 :1 8-21/Ps 117:1-2,/Heb 12:5-7, 11-13/Lk 13:22-30

Monday:1 Thes 1:1-5, 8b-10/Ps 149:1b-6a,  9b/Mt 23:13-22

Tuesday:1 Thes 2:1-8/Ps 139:1-3, 4-6/Mt 23:23-26

Wednesday:1 Thes 2:9-13/Ps 139:7-12b/Mt 23:27-32

Thursday:1 Thes 3:7-13/Ps 90:3-5a, 12-14, 17 Mk 6:17-29

Friday: 1 Thes 4:1-8/Ps 97:1, 2b, 5-6, 10-12/Mt 25:1-13

Saturday:1 Thes 4:9-11/Ps 98:1, 7-9/Mt 25:14-30

Next Sunday:Sir 3:17-18, 20, 28-29/Ps 68:4-7, 10-11/Heb 12:18-19, 22-24a/Lk 14:1, 7-

 

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

August 18th, 2019 – Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival. Amen, I say to you, he will gird himself, have them recline at the table, and proceed to wait on them. – Luke 12:37

Pastor’s Notes

  • “Thank You” to Kathy Wallace and the many volunteers who helped to make Family Fun Day a wonderful success! A lot of hard work went into preparing the day, but in the end, it was very enjoyable. I am grateful to all who came out to fellowship and who brought family and friends to the gathering. We look forward to making the event even more spectacular next year! Stay tuned for next summer’s date!
  • St. Ailbe School registration is currently underway. If you are interested in enrolling your child or children, please contact the school office. Classes begin on Monday, August 19th.
  • “Faith Sharing” has resumed! We meet on Wednesday in the Imani Room at 10:00 a.m. and at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to participate.
  • Please join the Emergency Food Pantry volunteers for the annual “Hunger Walk” in Jackson Park on Saturday, September 7th. More information will be forthcoming.

2019 Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Blessed are those servants whom the master finds vigilant on his arrival. Amen, I say to you, he will gird himself, have them recline at table, and proceed to wait on them. -Luke 12:37

Pastor’s Notes

  • The Solemnity of the Assumption is Thursday, August 15th. It is a holy day of obligation. Mass will be celebrated at 8:30 a.m. in the church. Please mark your calendar!
  • An “End of Summer Bash” will be held on Sunday, August 18th. Only one Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Following the Mass there will be a reception under the tents. Everyone is encouraged to wear white for the event!
  • Ailbe School registration is currently underway. If you are interested in enrolling your child or children, please contact the school office. Classes begin on Monday, August 19th.
  • “Faith Sharing” has resumed! We meet on Wednesday in the Imani Room at 10:00 a.m. and at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to participate.
  • Please join the Emergency Food Pantry volunteers for the annual “Hunger Walk” in Jackson Park on Saturday, September 7th. More information will be forthcoming.

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

Pastor’s Notes

  • “Faith Sharing” on the Sunday Scriptures will not be held during the month of July. Sessions will resume on Wednesday, August 7th at 10 a.m. and at 6:30 p.m.
  • Mark your calendars! Family Fun Day is Sunday, August 11th! Only one Mass will be celebrated that day at 10 a.m. The festivities will begin immediately following the Mass. There will be something for everyone! Please join us for this annual event!
  • An “End of Summer Bash” will be held on Sunday, August 18th. Only one Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Following the Mass there will be a reception under the tents. Everyone is encouraged to wear white for the event!
  • Please join the Emergency Food Pantry volunteers for the annual “Hunger Walk” in Jackson Park on Saturday, September 7th. More information will be forthcoming.

Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

15th Sunday in Ordinary Time

But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had compassion. So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. -Luke 10:33-34

Pastor’s Notes

  • Don’t forget the picnic (Ravinia at St. Katharine Drexel) on the rectory lawn on Sunday! We will gather from 2 p.m. until for all who show up. Bring your grill, a lawn chair, a blanket, and a favorite dish to share with others. We’re getting together JUS’ B-CUZ!
  • “Faith Sharing” on the Sunday Scriptures will not be held during the month of July. Sessions will resume on Wednesday, August 7th at 10 a.m. and at 6:30 p.m.
  • Mark your calendars! Family Fun Day is Sunday, August 11th! Only one Mass will be celebrated that day at 10 a.m. The festivities will begin immediately following the Mass. There will be something for everyone! Please join us for this annual event!
  • An “End of Summer Bash” will be held on Sunday, August 18th. Only one Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Following the Mass there will be a reception under the tents. Everyone is encouraged to wear white for the event!

 

Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 2019

14th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Do not rejoice because the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice because your names are written in Heaven. – Luke 10:20

Pastor’s Notes

  • A picnic will be held on the rectory grounds on Sunday, July 14th from 2 p.m. onward for anyone who wants to celebrate. Please bring a favorite dish to share. We have two bar-b-que pits in the garage and you are welcome to bring your own. The Parish will provide some of the meat and drinks. Please bring your lawn chair. Let’s come together, “Jus b-cuz!”
  • Thank you to Alida Wallace, Mabel Wayne, Tanya Woods and Idella Dorsey for spearheading the initiative to get the 90th to 91st street block of Harper Avenue named in honor of Fr. Larry Duris.
  • Faith Sharing on the Sunday Scriptures will not meet during the month of July. We will resume on Wednesday, August 7th at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

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