Seminarian Collection, Eucharistic Adoration, SJB TLC Update and more ...
Rejoice and leap for joy!
Your reward will be great in heaven.
Happy Wednesday everyone, how we doing?
WEDNESDAY DAILY MASS -- The Wednesday Daily Mass has been moved to 8:30 a.m. at St. John Berchmans, and will be celebrated with St. John Berchmans School. There will NOT be an 8 a.m. Mass on Wednesdays at St. Hedwig!
Seminarian Collection - There will be a special second collection this weekend for the Seminarian Education Fund, thank you for your generosity.
Eucharistic Adoration - The Chapel at St. Hedwig will be open for Eucharistic Adoration Monday through Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm, with Daily Mass at 8 am. To gain access to the chapel, please contact the office for an access code.
Kermes Festival - The Parish Our Lady of Guadalupe Committee will be hosting a "Kermes Festival" THIS Sunday, September 17th. See below for more info ...
Parish Oktoberfest - Save the date! Saturday October 7th will be our Parish's annual Oktoberfest! We cannot wait to celebrate together as a Parish. As always in order for any event to run smoothly, we need your help. Please consider volunteering by visiting the Signup Genius HERE. Prost!
SJB got some TLC! - We're happy to announce the work has been completed at SJB. Check out the photos below for some "Before and After" shots!
Carlo's Salon - Join us every Thursday in the chapel at St. Hedwig Church, after the 8 a.m. Daily Mass, for “Carlo’s Salon”. See below ...
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. These people are remembered each week as part of the Universal Prayer/Petitions. If you would like to add you someone's name to the sick list, please email or call the Parish Office. Please also email/call us when it's OK to remove them from the sick list as this helps to ensure our list is up to date.
Online Book of Intentions - Also, if you have a special intention that you would like us to pray for, see below for the link that you can click and then enter your intention. These intentions are also prayed for each week in the Universal Prayer/Petitions. They are private, no one can see them except us, and can be anonymous if you wish.
Daily Mass & Devotions- For the full list of Mass times and Devotions, please see the schedule below.
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.
We hope to see you at one of the Masses this weekend, and don't forget to bring a friend or two!!
God Bless, see you in Church!
Michael White, Director of Music and Liturgy AND the 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.
In Loving Memory of Sister Diane Marie Collins
Birth date: April 30, 1950
Entered into Religious Life: August 25, 1968
Born Into Eternal Life: August 4, 2023
The Chapel at St. Hedwig will be open for Eucharistic Adoration Monday through Saturday from 7 am to 7 pm, with Daily Mass at 8 am.
To gain access to the chapel, please contact the office for an access code.
The Seminarian Education Fund provides support for the training and education of men studying for priesthood in the Archdiocese of Chicago. The fund helps to cover the cost to educate each archdiocesan seminarian as they proceed through the various stages of formation before ordination as a priest for Chicago.
Please support the men seeking to answer God’s call to a life of service as a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago.
As always in order for any event to run smoothly, we need your help. Please consider volunteering by visiting the Signup Genius HERE.
Saint of the Day for September 13
Saint John Chrysostom
(c. 349 – September 14, 407)
Saint John Chrysostom’s Story
The ambiguity and intrigue surrounding John, the great preacher (his name means “golden-mouthed”) from Antioch, are characteristic of the life of any great man in a capital city. Brought to Constantinople after a dozen years of priestly service in Syria, John found himself the reluctant victim of an imperial ruse to make him bishop in the greatest city of the empire. Ascetic, unimposing but dignified, and troubled by stomach ailments from his desert days as a monk, John became a bishop under the cloud of imperial politics.
If his body was weak, his tongue was powerful. The content of his sermons, his exegesis of Scripture, were never without a point. Sometimes the point stung the high and mighty. Some sermons lasted up to two hours.
His lifestyle at the imperial court was not appreciated by many courtiers. He offered a modest table to episcopal sycophants hanging around for imperial and ecclesiastical favors. John deplored the court protocol that accorded him precedence before the highest state officials. He would not be a kept man.
His zeal led him to decisive action. Bishops who bribed their way into office were deposed. Many of his sermons called for concrete steps to share wealth with the poor. The rich did not appreciate hearing from John that private property existed because of Adam’s fall from grace any more than married men liked to hear that they were bound to marital fidelity just as much as their wives were. When it came to justice and charity, John acknowledged no double standards.
Aloof, energetic, outspoken, especially when he became excited in the pulpit, John was a sure target for criticism and personal trouble. He was accused of gorging himself secretly on rich wines and fine foods. His faithfulness as spiritual director to the rich widow, Olympia, provoked much gossip attempting to prove him a hypocrite where wealth and chastity were concerned. His actions taken against unworthy bishops in Asia Minor were viewed by other ecclesiastics as a greedy, uncanonical extension of his authority.
Theophilus, archbishop of Alexandria, and Empress Eudoxia were determined to discredit John. Theophilus feared the growth in importance of the Bishop of Constantinople and took occasion to charge John with fostering heresy. Theophilus and other angered bishops were supported by Eudoxia. The empress resented his sermons contrasting gospel values with the excesses of imperial court life. Whether intended or not, sermons mentioning the lurid Jezebel and impious Herodias were associated with the empress, who finally did manage to have John exiled. He died in exile in 407.
John Chrysostom’s preaching, by word and example, exemplifies the role of the prophet to comfort the afflicted and to afflict the comfortable. For his honesty and courage, he paid the price of a turbulent ministry as bishop, personal vilification, and exile.
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.Thank you.
BCAP - Weekly Mass
Sacraments and Devotional Schedule
*All are celebrated at St. Hedwig Church, except Wednesday's Daily Mass*
8:00 a.m. Monday, Tuesday; Thursday - Saturday
8:30 a.m. Wednesday -St. John Berchmans Church
The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick
After the 8 a.m. Mass on the FIRST *FRIDAY* of the Month. (*Note new day of the week.*)
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
Holy Hour - (En Español)
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. – Tuesday
Circulo de Oracion- (En Español)
Reflection, Prayer and Singing / Reflexión, Oración y Canto
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - 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
“Our goal must be the infinite and not the finite.”
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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