Food Pantry UPDATE, Lenten Movie Event, Ash Wednesday Schedule and more ...
May the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ
enlighten the eyes of our hearts,
that we may know what is the hope
that belongs to his call.
Happy Wednesday everyone, another Wednesday is upon us ...
Annual Catholic Appeal - Thank you to everyone who made a pledge or donated to the Annual Catholic Appeal last weekend. If you have not already done so, please prayerfully consider making a donation to help those in need throughout the city and archdiocese.
BCAP Food Pantry is in NEED - Just a reminder that donating to the Food Pantry isn't a one time thing. Food and other necessities are CONSTANTLY needed. See below for our most current needs.
Lenten Movie Event "The Chosen" - Join us on Mondays OR Tuesdays during Lent as we watch the TV Series "The Chosen". See below for more information!
Ash Wednesday - NEXT Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, and there are MANY options for you to chose from to receive ashes. Please see the flyer below, and consider starting your Lenten Journey by coming to church.
Being Catholic - Did you know?!- Farewell to the Alleluia!
This Sunday we bid a fond farewell to the Gloria and the Alleluia as they go away during the Season of Lent. Read more about it below ...
Catholic Update & Little Black Book - Don't forget to pick one up this weekend!
Neighborhood Safety Meeting - The 14th District is hosting a Neighborhood Safety Meeting next Wednesday, February 22nd from 6:30 - 8 p.m. in the SJB Parish Hall.
MASKS are still OPTIONAL, BUT ... With Covid and the Flu on the rise, please use your best judgement when it comes to your own safety and the safety of others, and do not come to church if you are feeling ill.As always,be kind and respectful to one anotherif the person choses or not to wear a mask. Remember, we're all in this together!
Parish Forms on the Website- https://www.carloacutisparish.org/parish-forms.htmlDid 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.
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. If you would like to add you someone's name to the sick list, please email the Parish Office. Please also email us when it's ok to remove them from the sick list. This helps to ensure our list is up to date.
We hope to see you at one of the Masses this weekend, wear a mask or not, and don't forget to bring a friend or two!!
God Bless, see you in Church!
Michael White, Director of Music and Liturgy AND 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. Your input is welcome.
Please send suggestions to Father Paul Sims, C.R. at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Client Choice Food Pantry
Please see the updated list of needs...
IN ADDITION TO FOOD ... Because peoples needs are more than just food, we are now collecting the following (new or gently used) items for our Immigrant brothers and sisters. Coats, Winter Clothes, Jeans, Shoes, Blankets, Towels, Sheets, Pots/Pans, and Utensils.
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.
Please Make Your Gift to the 2023 Annual Catholic Appeal Walking on the road with Jesus
There’s still time to join us in supporting our parish’s vital work through the Annual
Catholic Appeal. Gifts of all sizes make a difference. Please consider giving today at
Please prayerfully consider your gift to the ACA. Andremember, once we meet our parish goal, we get to keep the rest of the funds!!
Don't forget to pick up a "Catholic Update" entitled Ash Wednesday, our shifting understanding of Lent. As well as a "Little Black Book" ... containing 6 minute reflections on the Passion according to St. Matthew for each day of Lent.
They will be available in BOTH English & Spanish!
The Etymology of Lent
“Lent” comes from the Anglo-Saxon word lencton – meaning “spring” or “lengthening” from the time of year when the days grow long. Some believe that the word “Lent” may derive from the Latin lentare, which means “to bend.” This understanding reinforces a sense of Lent as a time of preparation for personal and collective transformation. Having nurtured ourselves through Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, Lent becomes the time to look truthfully at ourselves and make changes.
Putting away Alleluia
The Church has the custom of not speaking or singing the word “Alleluia” during Lent. Alleluias are joyful proclamations, which we put away during the more contemplative season of Lent. Putting it away for Lent is like putting away a favorite toy for a while – to appreciate it better later. Churches often take banners down; eliminate flowers in the sanctuary. Our Sunday readings and prayers take on a more penitential tone.
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, 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, Daniel Salas, Eleanor Rylko, Nancy, Brian, Jimmy Denges, & Crystal Mohetano.
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