Oktoberfest, Parish Feast Day Mass, "Holy Rollers Running Club", and more ...
The Kingdom of God is at hand;
repent and believe in the Gospel.
Happy Wednesday everyone, hard to believe we're coming to the end of September already!
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!
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.
Anointing of the Sick - The Parish celebrates the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick on the FIRST FRIDAY of every month at St. Hedwig after the 8 am Daily Mass. The sacrament is reserved for the seriously ill, injured, or the elderly.
Parish Oktoberfest - It's almost here ... ! 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!
Parish Feast Day Mass - Save the date! The Parish will be celebrating it's Patronal (Blessed Carlo Acutis) Feast Day with a special Mass on Sunday, October 15th, 11 am at St. Hedwig. On Sunday, October 15th, the 11 am Mass will be the ONLY Mass celebrated Parish wide that day. More information to come...
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 ...
The Holy Rollers Running Club - Calling all early risers and breakfast enthusiasts! See the note below from Fr. Tom about the possibility of a new way to connect with your fellow parishioners.
Food Pantry Update - The needs of our Parish Food Pantry are constantly evolving, please see below for our latest needs.
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.
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. (Except for Wednesday's Mass, which is at 8:30 am at St. John Berchmans)
To gain access to the chapel, please contact the office for an access code.
As always in order for any event to run smoothly, we need your help. Please consider volunteering by visiting the Signup Genius HERE.
This discussion group has been meeting in the Adoration Chapel on Thursday after the 8:00 a.m. Mass. The first series of four weeks consisted of the Creation Stories in Genesis and the near universality of people’s origin stories, or World Mythologies. The second series of four weeks consisted of the Synoptic Gospels viewed through the lens of Mark, and also the Gospel of John.
The anticipated schedule of the next four weeks is: Oct. 5 and 12:Moral Theology and Primacy of Conscience Oct. 19 and 26:Relationship of Body and Soul (Sessions will not meet on 28.)
All are welcome!
Calling all early risers and breakfast enthusiasts!
Greetings, my fellow runners and morning munchers! I've got a heavenly idea for you that doesn't involve just spiritual awakening – it's about getting those legs moving and awakening our senses too!
Introducing "The Holy Rollers Running Club"
Picture this: a glorious sunrise, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee wafting through the air, and a group of lively souls ready to hit the pavement – not with sermons, but with sneakers!
Join us for a jog through God's beautiful creation, followed by a well-deserved refreshments where we'll chat about life, share stories, and maybe even debate who makes the best pancakes in town (without starting a theological war, of course!).
Age is just a number – whether you're a seasoned marathoner or someone who runs only to catch the ice cream truck, we welcome you with open arms and running shoes!
Let's lace up, break bread, and build community in the most divine way possible. See you at the starting line – and the breakfast table!
More details to follow, but hope to start running sooner rather than later.
~ Fr. Tom
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.
Saint Vincent de Paul
Saint of the Day for September 27
(1580 – September 27, 1660)Saint Vincent de Paul’s Story
The deathbed confession of a dying servant opened Vincent de Paul’s eyes to the crying spiritual needs of the peasantry of France. This seems to have been a crucial moment in the life of the man from a small farm in Gascony, France, who had become a priest with little more ambition than to have a comfortable life.
The Countess de Gondi—whose servant he had helped—persuaded her husband to endow and support a group of able and zealous missionaries who would work among poor tenant farmers and country people in general. Vincent was too humble to accept leadership at first, but after working for some time in Paris among imprisoned galley slaves, he returned to be the leader of what is now known as the Congregation of the Mission, or the Vincentians. These priests, with vows of poverty, chastity, obedience, and stability, were to devote themselves entirely to the people in smaller towns and villages.
Later, Vincent established confraternities of charity for the spiritual and physical relief of the poor and sick of each parish. From these, with the help of Saint Louise de Marillac, came the Daughters of Charity, “whose convent is the sickroom, whose chapel is the parish church, whose cloister is the streets of the city.” He organized the rich women of Paris to collect funds for his missionary projects, founded several hospitals, collected relief funds for the victims of war, and ransomed over 1,200 galley slaves from North Africa. He was zealous in conducting retreats for clergy at a time when there was great laxity, abuse, and ignorance among them. He was a pioneer in clerical training and was instrumental in establishing seminaries.
Most remarkably, Vincent was by temperament a very irascible person—even his friends admitted it. He said that except for the grace of God he would have been “hard and repulsive, rough and cross.” But he became a tender and affectionate man, very sensitive to the needs of others.
Pope Leo XIII made him the patron of all charitable societies. Outstanding among these, of course, is the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, founded in 1833 by his admirer Blessed Frédéric Ozanam.
The Church is for all God’s children, rich and poor, peasants and scholars, the sophisticated and the simple. But obviously the greatest concern of the Church must be for those who need the most help—those made helpless by sickness, poverty, ignorance, or cruelty. Vincent de Paul is a particularly appropriate patron for all Christians today, when hunger has become starvation, and the high living of the rich stands in more and more glaring contrast to the physical and moral degradation in which many of God’s children are forced to live.
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 a.m. - 7 p.m. – Monday through Saturday (Please call the office for an access code to gain entry to the Adoration Chapel.)
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
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