November Holy Day Schedule, Welcome the Stranger collection, and more ...
God has called us through the Gospel
to possess the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Happy Wednesday every one, what a beautiful time of year with all the different colored leaves! We hope you had a good day ...
Oktoberfest & Parish Feast Day Mass - What a great weekend we had celebrating together as a parish! It was so nice to see you all at these events. Special thanks to all our volunteers who helped make this weekend possible. Without you, we are less!
November Holy Day Mass Schedule - See below for the upcoming Holy Days, their Masses and locations!
Asylum Seekers Special Collection - Next weekend, November 5/6, there will be a special second collection taken up in support of all those here in Chicago seeking asylum in our nation. For more information, see 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 ... ?
November Daytime Scripture Study- Getting to Know St. Matthew! There's still time to register, see below for more info ...
Pozole to go! - It's that time of year again ... check out the details below!
Baby Bottle Fundraiser - Don't forget to bring your filled bottles to Church this weekend!
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.
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.
MASKS are OPTIONAL -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 another if the person choses or not to wear a mask. Remember, we're all in this together!
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 on Sunday!
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.
A mission statement says who we are and what we do. Please take a few minutes and reflect and pray on this mission statement. Does this mission statement describe our parish? As we continue to grow together, we can add to this statement.
Our vision is transforming spirits, hearts and minds.
A vision statement suggests how we need to grow. It is short, specific and memorable. Please take a few minutes and reflect and pray on this vision statement. Does this vision statement describe our parish? As we grow in our relationship with Jesus Christ through our participation in Blessed Carlo Acutis Parish, we want to nourish our spirits, hearts and minds.
We are welcoming, learning, believing, serving, celebrating,
understanding, sharing, diverse, community and focused on quality.
Core values are what we see as most important in our community. Do these values describe our parish?
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.
Goals help us to focus on what needs to be done in the year ahead. Do these goals describe our parish? Yoiur input is welcome.
Last week, we learned about the "Alb" ... The long, white garment worn by the clergy in liturgies and rites. The Alb is the first "Vestment" that the clergy put on when getting ready for Mass and other celebrations.
Next comes the "Stole"(pictured on the left) - A long band of material worn around the neck and shoulders, symbolic of the "yoke of the Lord." Priests wear a stole during the celebration of the sacraments. Deacons may also wear a stole, but only diagonally over the left shoulder like a sash.
Then on top of that, usually goes the "Chasuble"(pictured on the right) - The sleeveless, outermost garment worn by priests and bishops in the celebration of Mass. Its color and decorative symbols correspond with the liturgical feast or season and reflect is theme. And,GREENis the Liturgical Color for "Ordinary Time", the season the church is currently in now.
Jesus called upon us to #welcomethestranger. Your gift of time or money will make a difference in the lives of men, women and children seeking asylum in their journey from fear and violence to hope and safety.
As asylum seekers are welcomed to Chicago, your help is needed. You, too, can #welcomethestranger with your sacrificial gift of money or time.
Asylum seekers are fleeing danger and oppression in search of safety and hope in Chicago and beyond. With your support, you can help us #welcomethestranger as Jesus did.
Support the coordinated Catholic response for asylum seekers and help us #welcomethestranger with mercy and hope.
St. Paul urged us to “show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.” Join us as we #welcomethestanger as Jesus urged us to do.
There will be a special Second Collection taken up at all Masses on the weekend of November 5/6. Or click on the graphic and make a donation directly to Catholic Charities.
Attention all parishioners!
“Pozole To Go” will be sold THIS weekend, Sunday, October 30th, after the 9:45, 11, 11:30 & 1 p.m. Masses. These large, plastic containers filled with delicious, homemade Pozole are only $12. They easily can serve two people, so there's need to cook. All proceeds of this sale will go towards the Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration on December 12.
Atención miembros de la parroquia!
“Pozole Para Llevar” este fin de semana, 30 de octubre se llevará acabo después de las misas de las 9:45 de la mañana, 11, 11:30, y 1 pm. Estos recipientes grandes de plástico llenos de un delicioso Pozole casero cuestan solo $12. Fácilmente 2 personas pueden compartir este platillo. No hay necesidad de cocinar hoy. Todos están invitados a venir y apoyar a nuestro evento. Todo lo recaudado de esta venta será para nuestra celebración de la Virgencita de Guadalupe el 12 de diciembre.
Scripture Study Getting to Know St. Matthew
Tuesdays November 8, 15, 22 and 29th from 1:00PM – 2:30 PM
St. John Berchman’s Rectory
A new liturgical year begins in Advent. In this new year, the Gospel writer who will show us a portrait of Jesus will be Matthew. This Scripture study will help us to get to know St. Matthew and how he approaches Jesus.
Our leader will be Father Richard Grek, C.R., a Resurrectionist Father, who is also a retired pastor of several parishes in the USA.
If you are interested, please register by November 4th by calling Guille McMahon at 773-486-4300.
Don't forget to bring your filled bottles to Church this weekend! Thank you for your generosity benefitting the The Women’s Centers of Greater Chicagoland.
"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
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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