Fr. Marshall is retiring, need for Eucharistic Ministers, Glimmer and more ...
I will ask the Father
and he will give you another Advocate
to be with you always.
Happy Wednesday everyone! It's a bit chilly out there, but at least there's PLENTY of Sunshine ... :)
LA MISA EN ESPAÑOL Empezando el domingo 4 de junio
la Misa en español en SJB es a las 12:30 pm hasta el 31 de oct.
¡Por favor únase a nosotros!
Retirement of Fr. Patrick Marshall - Fr. Marshall, our Associate Pastor and School Chaplain, announced this past weekend that he will be retiring from active ministry at the end of June. We wish Father well, and hope he comes back to visit us occasionally! Stay tuned for updates on farewell festivities.
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 an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist. These ministers distribute the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass, as well as to our sick and home-bound parishioners. 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.
The Sacrament of Confirmation - Please continue to pray for our 8th graders who will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation on Friday. Come, Holy Spirit, come ...
GLIMMER Fundraiser - is THIS SATURDAY!There's still time to pick up your tickets and join us. See below for more information.
Family Mass - This Sunday, at the 9:45 a.m. Mass, is our monthly "Family Mass." Get up a bit earlier, get your kids ready and come to Mass this Sunday! There will be special HOME MADE BAKED GOODS, as a treat, after Mass!!
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 Ascension of the Lord" (The Ascension is celebrated on a Sunday in this and many other Dioceses.)
Ascension Thursday is a special day of the church year on which Catholics celebrate the glorified and victorious return of the risen Jesus to his Father in heaven. The feast occurs on a Thursday, 40 days after Easter. The feast of the Ascension is a holy day in the United States.
Through history the Ascension has commemorated the moment when Christ entered he place of eternal life in order to send the Holy Spirit to his followers. Early Christians considered the Ascension one of the greatest feasts since it is a wonderful sign that all human beings are meant to be united with God in happiness forever.
The gospels of Luke and John seem to indicate that the Ascension happened on Easter night. But the Acts of the Apostles places it some forty days after Easter Sunday. The reason for the Ascension however, is more crucial than the when of the event. Jesus Christ returned (or rose), to heaven in full glory. Seated at God's right hand, he sent forth his Spirit to his church and to members of his church in this world. Jesus lived, died, was raised from the dead, and will come again in glory at the end of time.
The Ascension beings the prayerful nine-day wait for the feast of the sending of the Spirit called Pentecost. The risen Jesus is not absent from our world but is present to his followers through the Spirit. The Ascension is a powerful sing of the upcoming happiness with God in heaven that Jesus promised.
- Concise Catholic Dictionary for Parents and Religion Teachers by Reynolds & Rosemary Ekstrom
St. John Berchmans School's annual GLIMMER fundraiser is Saturday MAY 20th from 6pm to 10pm in the School Gymnasium, which will be transformed into a 1970s era disco! Join us for food, beer, wine and cocktails, live music, a silent auction, and more - all to raise money for SJB, a pillar of Catholic education for more than 115 years! This event is open to the public and all are welcome! PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS FOR GLIMMER 2023 HERE! Costumes are highly encouraged!
Lastly, purchase your tickets for the GLIMMER 50/50 RAFFLE TICKETS. The drawing will take place at the event, but you need not be present to win!
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.
“Through the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
I present to you all my petitions and I beg you to hear me.”
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, 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, Daniel Salas, Eleanor Rylko, Nancy, Brian, Jimmy Denges, & Crystal Mohetano.
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