Stations of the Cross THIS Friday, DMI Parish Survey, "Keeping the Seasons", and more ...
If today you hear his voice,
harden not your hearts.
Happy Ash Wednesday everyone, welcome to the Season of Lent ...
Stations of the Cross - This FRIDAY, February 24th: 6 p.m. ENGLISH Stations at St. Hedwig; 7 p.m. SPANISH Stations at St. John Berchmans. The full schedule will be posted SOON!
Lenten Movie Event "The Chosen" - There's still time to join us on Mondays OR Tuesdays during Lent as we watch the TV Series "The Chosen". See below for more information.
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.
Catholic Update & Little Black Book - We have a few reflection booklets left, if you haven't already picked one up be sure to this weekend.
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.
Throughout the Season of Lent, Paschal Triduum and Easter, we will be sharing with you ways to help "Keep the Season".
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!
YOUR opinion matters at Blessed Carlo Acutis Parish.
Does our parish help you grow spiritually?
How good are we at connecting you to others in the parish?
In what ways do you feel invited to share your talents at our parish?
Your honest answers to these types of questions are what will make Blessed Carlo Acutis Parish a better faith community.
This Lent, all parishioners – including the young people and teenagers in every family household - at Blessed Carlo Acutis Parish are asked to share their input by participating in a 10-15 minute survey developed by the Catholic Leadership Institute.
The survey is called the Disciple Maker Index (DMI) Survey and will be available online from Sunday, February 26- March 31.
The survey is available in multiple languages, including English, Polish and Spanish.
Paper copies will be available at the Church Rectory Office.
Your feedback and input will help shape various ministries as we plan for the future and strive to be the best parish we can be.
Please participate so our parish can better support you on your spiritual journey as a Catholic, and gauge where our parish needs to focus its energies on building up our community.
All responses will be confidential, and the parish will only receive information about the community as a whole. We expect to receive overall results this spring/summer at which time we will share what we have learned with the entire parish.
If you have questions, please contact Dcn. Kevin Kucik at 773-486-1660.
Thank you for help and support.
“Not me, but God.”
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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