The Most Holy Body & Blood of Christ, Corpus Christi Procession, and more ...
I am the resurrection and the life, says the Lord;
whoever believes in me will never die.
Happy Wednesday everyone, what a beautiful day it is out there!
SUNDAY MASS IN SPANISH the 12:30 p.m. Spanish Mass will be celebrated at
St. John Berchmans until October 31st.
Please join us!
LA MISA EN ESPAÑOL la Misa en español en SJB es a las 12:30 pm hasta el 31 de oct.
¡Por favor únase a nosotros!
The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ- This weekend, the Church celebrates another special feast in our Liturgical year... the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ aka Corpus Christi. Read more about it's history and meaning below.
Corpus Christi Eucharistic Procession- Following the 11 am Mass at St. Hedwig, there will be a special Eucharistic Procession outside and around the block (weather permitting.) Please join us for this solemn procession of Christ in the Blessed Sacrament in our neighborhood!
Priest Retirement Collection - There will be a special second collection this weekend in support of the Priest Retirement Fund, your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Parish Liturgical Ministries - EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS- Spring is a time for growing … and we are asking you to help us grow our Parish Liturgical Ministries as anExtraordinary Minister of the Eucharist. With the return of the Precious Blood at Mass SOON, we will need more ministers in order to make this happen! If you WERE a minister in the past, or if you have ever thought about this ministry. Please pray on it, and consider joining. Contact Michael White, the Director of Liturgy & Music if you are interested.
Daily Mass & Devotions- The parish celebrates Mass daily at 8 a.m., with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament preceeding Mass at 7:30 a.m. in the Chapel at St. Hedwig. And there is Holy Hour/Eucharistic Adoration twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays from 7 - 9 p.m. in St. Hedwig. For the full list of Mass times and Devotions, please see the schedule below.
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 ... ?
UPDATED BCAP Food Pantry needs - Our Parish Food Pantry is doing what it is intended for, and that is distributing food and other necessities to those in need. HOWEVER, see below for our most current needs as they have changed from food into other necessities.
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.
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.
The Most Body and Blood of Christ
The Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ, popularly called by its Latin title, Corpus Christi ("Body of Christ",) is celebrated on the second Sunday after Pentecost Its origin in the 12th century is connected with an exaggerated emphasis on the real presence of Christ in the consecrated bread to be adored to the exclusion of a fuller meaning of Eucharist as celebration, a meal to be eaten. People in the Middle Ages, felling unworthy to receive Christ in communion, preferred to look at the Blessed Sacrament. This led to the introduction of an elevation of the bread and cup during Mass and ultimately to public displays such as the popular Benediction ritual. The special feast devoted to the Body and Blood of Christ was introduced to the universal church in 1264. A tradition says that St. Thomas Aquinas wrote the prayers and hymns for the feast. Today the former Feast of the Precious Blood on July is incorporated in this solemnity.
The most obvious religious tradition associated with this feast is the Corpus Christi procession. It was becoming common already in the late 13th century, and in a hundred years was adopted in most countries. This popular procession included carrying the Blessed Sacrament, visible in a vessel called a monstrance (Latin monstrare, "to show". In Germany the procession even wound its way into the fields, similar to Rogation Day processions. In most places the procession included features of a pageant with lavish decorations and flowers. It was popular to stop at outdoor altars, called stations, where there were prayers, songs, and blessing with the Sacrament. The motive for the procession was to publicity display a personal faith in the Real Presence.
The Corpus Christi procession is an exercise of devotion and not a liturgical ritual. Its celebration falls, therefore, under the jurisdiction of local bishops. Since Vatican II this tradition has not been observed as frequently as in previous centuries. In some places it has been replaced with an outdoor Mass. One of the reasons for its curtailment is the reform and renewal of the liturgy in the post-Vatican II era. The meaning of the Eucharist has been recaptured in the context of a meal and the church's public worship, with most parishioners receiving communion when they participate in the Mass. The original motives for the procession, especially the need to look at the Blessed Sacrament and be blessed by it, instead of "Take and eat," no longer apply.
(ed: The Corpus Christi procession has seen a bit of a resurgence in these past few years, but still not as prevalent as in the past.)
Fr. Tom celebrated the last school Mass of the year with our students, and took a "Selfie" with everyone after Mass ... it was a festive celebration to end the School year. While we won't see our students every week on Wednesday for the school Mass, we hope to see you at Mass on Sunday!!
Client Choice Food Pantry Revised May 3, 2023
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, Spring/Summer 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.
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
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. – Tuesday and 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
“By standing before the Eucharistic Christ, we become holy.”
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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