Carlo's Salon, Memorial Mass for Sister Diane Marie, and more ...
God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ,
And entreating to us the message of reconciliation.
Happy Wednesday everyone, what a beautiful day it is out there, hope you were able to enjoy it a little!
UPDATE Sr. Diane Marie's Funeral - It has recently come to our attention that Wake and Funeral Mass for Sister Diane Marie at the Franciscan Sisters' Mother House will be PRIVATE, please do not drive out to Lemont. There will be a special Memorial Mass in her honor at the Parish next week. See below for more info ...
Carlo's Salon - Join us every Thursday in the chapel at St. Hedwig Church, after the 8 a.m. Daily Mass, for “Carlo’s Salon”. See below ...
Congregation of the Resurrection Raffle Tickets- Next weekend, at St. John Berchmans Church, Br. Bill Hallas from the Congregation of the Resurrection will be selling raffle tickets. For more information, see below.
Religious Education Registration - Registration is now OPEN for Religious Education, click HERE to register for classes.
BCAP Food Pantry - Under New Management - The Parish food pantry is now under new management! Thank you to Barb Cunningham, Rita Moranoand Mary Lang for stepping up and helping to support this important ministry of our parish. See below for our most current needs.
Prayers for the Sick - Both in the Sunday Bulletin, and here in the Weekly Newsletter, we list the names of those who are in sick and in need of our prayers. These people are remembered each week as part of the Universal Prayer/Petitions. If you would like to add you someone's name to the sick list, please email or call the Parish Office. Please also email/call us when it's OK to remove them from the sick list as this helps to ensure our list is up to date.
Online Book of Intentions - Also, if you have a special intention that you would like us to pray for, see below for the link that you can click and then enter your intention. These intentions are also prayed for each week in the Universal Prayer/Petitions. They are private, no one can see them except us, and can be anonymous if you wish.
Daily Mass & Devotions- For the full list of Mass times and Devotions, please see the schedule below.
Parish Forms on the Website - https://www.carloacutisparish.org/parish-forms.html Did you know that many of our forms and requests are on our website? Inquiring about a Baptism ... Need a copy of your Baptismal Certificate ... Want to schedule your wedding? It's all on our website! Simply fill out the form and we'll get back to ya.
We hope to see you at one of the Masses this weekend, and don't forget to bring a friend or two!!
God Bless, see you in Church!
Michael White, Director of Music and Liturgy AND the Weekly Newsletter Editor
Blessed Carlo Acutis Parish Mission Statement
We are a multicultural, intergenerational Catholic parish community of people who through the help of the Eucharist, are on the journey to learning about, celebrating, serving and proclaiming our faith in the Risen Jesus.
Our vision is transforming spirits, hearts and minds.
We are welcoming, learning, believing, serving, celebrating,
understanding, sharing, diverse, community and focused on quality.
1). To have vibrant, welcoming liturgies.
2). To be an evangelizing community.
3). To reach out to youth.
4). To provide social justice education and outreach to the poor.
Memorial Mass for Sister Diane
Thursday, August 24, 2023 - 7 p.m
St. John Berchmans Church
All are welcome!
Eternal rest grant unto her O Lord ...
Raffle Ticket Sales for support of the Congregation of the Resurrection
Next weekend, at ST. JOHN BERCHMANS, we will be selling raffle tickets to support the Senior Priests and Brothers and the Formation Program for the Congregation of the Resurrection. Tickets are $25 each or 6 for $100. Bring your return address labels to use on the ticket stubs. If you are not prepared to purchase the tickets we will have envelopes for you to mail them. The parish of the first place winner will receive a $500 bonus. If raffles are not your thing, a basket for donations will be available.
The 26th Annual Gala will be on September 24 at Allegra Banquets in Schiller Park, Illinois. For dinner reservations call or email Brother Bill Hallas at: 773-320-5782 or email@example.com.
Join us every Thursday in the chapel at St. Hedwig Church, after the 8 a.m. Daily Mass, for “Carlo’s Salon”. Led by Fr. Gene, “Carlo’s Salon” is a discussion group among individuals who seek to learn more about the Bible, the sacraments, religion in general, and life itself. The next couple Thursdays will be devoted to an exploration of the Gospels of Mark and John. So bring a copy of the New Testament, and come join your friends!
Registration for the 2023-24 school year has begun.
To register for Religious Education Classes, please fill out this REGISTRATION FORM
Blessed Carlo Acutis Parish offers two-year preparation classes for the Sacraments of Holy Communion and Confirmation.
First Holy Communion class is for children 7 years of age and older
Confirmation is for children who are entering 7th grade or higher.
We also offer ongoing formation classes for the children who have received their Sacraments and are interested in continuing to learn more about their faith.
Our Religious Education Classes will begin Sunday, September 17, 2023. Classes meet weekly in person on Sunday mornings and include Mass participation at 11:00 am at the St. Hedwig Church Site. All classes are taught in English and use bilingual materials.
$200 for one child $150 for each additional sibling(s)
$150 for each additional sibling(s)La inscripción para el año escolar 2023-24 ha comenzado.
Para inscribirse en las clases de Educación Religiosa, complete este FORMULARIO DE INSCRIPCIÓN
La Parroquia del Beato Carlo Acutis ofrece clases de preparación de dos años para los Sacramentos de la Sagrada Comunión y la Confirmación.
La clase de Primera Comunión es para estudiantes de 7 años de edad y en adelante,
La confirmación es para estudiantes que ingresan a 7° grado o superior.
También ofrecemos clases de formación continua para los estudiantes que han recibido sus Sacramentos y están interesados en seguir aprendiendo más sobre su fe.
Nuestras clases de Educación Religiosa comenzarán el domingo 17 de septiembre de 2023. Los estudiantes de las clases se reúnen semanalmente en persona los domingos por la mañana e incluyen la participación en la Misa a las 11:00 am en la iglesia Santa Eduviges. Todas las clases se imparten en inglés y utilizan materiales bilingües.
$200 por un niño
$150 por cada hermano(s) adicional(es)
The food pantry will be open on Mondays 1-3 p.m.You can drop off any donations to 2517 W. Logan blvd between the hours of 9-3 pm M-F, or on Sundays in the bins at the back of the church.More updates will be coming as we move along. Thank you.
Saint Stephen of Hungary
Saint of the Day for August 16
(975 – August 15, 1038)
Saint Stephen of Hungary’s Story
The Church is universal, but its expression is always affected—for good or ill—by local culture. There are no “generic” Christians; there are Mexican Christians, Polish Christians, Filipino Christians. This fact is evident in the life of Stephen, national hero and spiritual patron of Hungary.
Born a pagan, he was baptized around the age of 10, together with his father, chief of the Magyars, a group who migrated to the Danube area in the ninth century. At 20, he married Gisela, sister to the future emperor, Saint Henry. When he succeeded his father, Stephen adopted a policy of Christianization of the country for both political and religious reasons. He suppressed a series of revolts by pagan nobles and welded the Magyars into a strong national group. He asked the pope to provide for the Church’s organization in Hungary—and also requested that the pope confer the title of king upon him. He was crowned on Christmas day in 1001.
Stephen established a system of tithes to support churches and pastors and to relieve the poor. Out of every 10 towns one had to build a church and support a priest. He abolished pagan customs with a certain amount of violence, and commanded all to marry, except clergy and religious. He was easily accessible to all, especially the poor.
In 1031, his son Emeric died, and the rest of Stephen’s days were embittered by controversy over his successor. His nephews attempted to kill him. He died in 1038 and was canonized, along with his son, in 1083.
God’s gift of holiness is a Christlike love of God and humanity. Love must sometimes bear a stern countenance for the sake of ultimate good. Christ attacked hypocrites among the Pharisees, but died forgiving them. Paul excommunicated the incestuous man at Corinth “that his spirit may be saved.” Some Christians fought the Crusades with noble zeal, in spite of the unworthy motives of others.
Today, after senseless wars, and with a deeper understanding of the complex nature of human motives, we shrink from any use of violence—physical or “silent.” This wholesome development continues as people debate whether it is possible for a Christian to be an absolute pacifist or whether evil must sometimes be repelled by force.
BCAP - Weekly Mass
Sacraments and Devotional Schedule
*All are celebrated at St. Hedwig Church*
8:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
After the 8 a.m. Mass on the FIRST WEDNESDAY of the Month.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation
Monday through Saturday at 7:30 a.m
Saturdays at 4:15 p.m.
7:30 a.m.–8:00 a.m. – Monday through Saturday
Holy Hour - (En Español)
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. – Tuesday
Circulo de Oracion- (En Español)
Reflection, Prayer and Singing / Reflexión, Oración y Canto
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Friday
7:00 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Friday
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena
8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m. – Tuesday
Novena to St. Peregrine Novena to the patron saint for persons suffering from cancer,
AIDS or other chronic illnesses.
8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. – First Wednesday of the Month
Litany of the Sacred Heart
7:45 a.m.–8:00 a.m. – First Friday of the Month
Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary
7:45 a.m.–9:00 a.m. – Saturday
DOLMA – Rosary and Our Lady of Manaoag Novena
4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. – First Saturday of the Month
Rosario y Consagración a Nuestra Virgen De Guadalupe
12:30 p.m. – Primer Domingo
“The Virgin Mary is the only woman in my life.”
Pope Francisis cautioning people not to get accustomed to the war in Ukraine, and is calling for the faithful to keep those suffering "this tragic reality" in our hearts and prayers. "The thought of the people of Ukraine, afflicted by war, should remain vivid in our hearts." Please continue to pray for them.
Online Book of Intentions
Praying for each other's intentions is an important part of our parish life. If you would like the parish to pray for your intention, please write the intention in a sentence or two in this Online "Book of Intentions." These intentions will be remembered in our intercessions at our Sunday masses.Click HERE
Please pray for the Sick of our Parish
Fr. Paul Reicher, Reynaldo Sanchez, Rachel Mauricio Elizar, Charlene Herda, Doreen Maneely, Anna Mann, Nicole Vilches, Karel O’Brien, Angela Rivera, Mary Anne Sedey, Linda Klickmann, Barbara Durbin, Danny Olivero, Junior Burgos, Dolores Kryszak, Joseph Price, Teresa Ellison, Tallulah Andresen, Robert Bauer, Antionette Krerowicz, Ana Flores, Apolonio Alarcon, Antonio de Vera, Patricio A. Yanez Guerra, Manglio Bonilla Gail, Jason & Family, Daniel Brady, Cyndi De Lira, Carolyn S. Duckunue, Transito Alvarez, Frances Alequin, Alejandro Carmona, Sophie Hernan, Eleanor Jura, Monika Kloniecka, Joseph Wyse, Verena Tonnesen, Berenice Sosnowski, Nick Jurado, Jackie Schuman, Terry Brady, Salomea Olszewska, Hertha Runowski, Angie Schuman, John Graff, Joseph Murphy, Linda Riske, Margaret Flisiak, Jazzmyne Aguilar, Hailey Marose, Sarah Ellison, Nancy Idaszak, Sally Cox, Eleanor Rylko, Nancy, Brian, Jimmy Denges, & Crystal Mohetano.
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