Second Collection, Client Choice Food Pantry, "Did you know?!" and more ...
Jesus preached the Gospel of the Kingdom
and cured every disease among the people.
Happy Wednesday everyone! What's going on?! Lots, so let's get right to it ...
Second Collection - This weekend there will be a special second collection for the Church in Latin America, thank you for your kind donation!
BCAP Client Choice Food Pantry - The Parish Food Pantry is constantly evolving to meet those who are in need. Please see the information below on what has changed, and what is needed!
Bagged Meal Distribution - We need your help! Food is being prepared for the hungry, unhoused and less fortunate, but we need your help to distribute the food. See below for more info ...
Catholic Social Teaching 101 - How are we called as a faith community to respond to the signs of our times? Come to this presentation by BCAP Parishioner Joyana Dvorak on Feb 5 and find out. More info below ...
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!
Being Catholic - Did you know?! - Many of us grew up attending Catholic School, or CCD classes, etc ..., and knew "about" things, but we didn't really remember what they're called or knew the meaning behind a word/phrase. In this weekly newsletter, we will feature a "Did you know?!" It will sometimes be a word, or a place, or an object related to our Catholic Faith. So, did you know ... ?
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.
Mass Intentions -All parishioners and friends are invited to request Mass intentions for those who have died, for loved ones on their birthdays or anniversaries, or for any other occasion or concern. As the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is the most powerful prayer of the Church, this is a very effective way to honor the living or pray for the dead. The suggested donation for these Masses is $10 per Mass. In order to ensure availability of your preferred day and time, please submit an electronic request on our website, or call the Parish Office at least two weeks in advance.
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.
This weekend our special collection supports the Church in Latin America. Your generosity makes a difference for our brothers and sisters in Latin America and the Caribbean. #ShareYourFaith #1church1mission www.usccb.org/latin-america
Our BCAP food pantry is now a CLIENT CHOICE!
A Client Choice based food pantry allows people to select their own food instead of being given food that they already have, don't like or cannot eat for health or personal reasons. Amazingly, we have recently been able to supply food in great numbers to those in need and now we need your help to keep it stocked!
Next time you go to Costco, or your favorite grocery store, please remember some of the stuff on this list and consider donating to the Parish food pantry. 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 back of either of our churches.
Bagged Meal Distribution We need your help feeding the hungry, unhoused and less fortunate.
SJB students are making food bags and uplifting messages for those less fortunate, but we need help getting it to those that need it. Please consider volunteering to drop off these packages at nearby homeless encampments and migrant worker hubs. The food can be picked up at the SJB Church Hall between 8:45-9 am or 3-6 pm.
If you have any other questions, feel free to contact FOSJBCares@stjohnberchmans.org. If you are interested, please sign up using the signup genius below.
Being Catholic - Did you know?! The Introductory Rites
The Mass consists of two major parts, the Liturgy of the Word, and the Liturgy of the Eucharist. But before we get to those parts of the Mass, we have to start somehow! And this part of the Mass is called the "Introductory Rites," it is the beginning of the Mass.
In the Introductory Rites we sing the Entrance Hymn/Song, and the Liturgical Procession makes its way up the aisle. We then begin, as with all things, with the Sign of the Cross, followed by the Greeting "The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all." And we respond with "And with your spirit." The Presider asks us to recall our sins "and so prepare ourselves to celebrate these sacred mysteries." We now say or sing the Penitential Rite/Lord, Have Mercy, followed by the great hymn of praise ... the Glory to God (except during Advent or Lent.)
The Introductory Rites concludes with the Opening Collect (Prayer), and we all sit and listen to the readings from Scripture. (This next part is called the Liturgy of the Word, but we'll save that for another time ...) Depending on the Liturgical Season, ie: Ordinary time or Lent, this Introductory Rite can be quite simple or quite festive. But it should never be longer than the other parts of the Mass!
“The biggest gift that God made to men was to send his only Son, Jesus Christ... It
is very important to pray that Jesus Christ be loved and known by all peoples
throughout the world.”
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, Martha Ibarra, Natividad Galeana, 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, Grace Gauss, Tallulah Andresen, Robert Bauer, Antionette Krerowicz, Ana Flores, Apolonio Alarcon, Antonio de Vera, Patricio A. Yanez Guerra, Manglio Bonilla Gail, Jason & Family, Basilisa M. De Guzman, 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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