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Mission and VISION Integration- Last week, we shared our new Parish Mission Statement, did you see it? Did you pray about it? This week, we share our "Vision" Statement. Both are below, read the Mission Statement again and then the Vision Statement and reflect how they work together.
Corpus Christi Procession- THIS Sunday, June 19th, at the 11 am Mass at St. Hedwig, there will be a special Eucharistic Procession around the neighborhood. All are welcome to join in this procession that reminds us that we are pilgrims journeying through this earthly existence following Jesus on “the Way”. (nb: The SJB worship site will celebrate its NORMAL Sunday Mass Schedule of 9:45 & 11:30 a.m.)
Food Pantry- PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!!The Food Pantry at SJB is STOCKED and OVERFLOWING with Food! We are even having to throw away some food because it has expired! If you or someone you know is in need of food, please do not hesitate to call the SJB Office at 773-486-4300 and we'll take care of you!! (Pass the word along, you do NOT have to be a parishioner or attend Mass at either SJB or SH to receive food!!!)
MASKS - As you might have heard ... There is a slight uptick in Covid-19 cases in the City of Chicago.We have not received any word from the Archdiocese about a change in protocol involving masks in Church.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!!
Blessed Carlo Acutis Parish Mission Statement:
We are a multicultural, intergenerational Catholic parish community of people 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. Your input is welcome. Please send suggestions to Father Paul Sims, C.R. email@example.com.
Parish Vision 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. Your input is welcome. Please send suggestions to Father Paul Sims, C.R. at firstname.lastname@example.org
Blessed Carlo Acutis Catechists Retreat
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.
The St. Michael the Archangel statue is located in the city center of Kyiv in Independence Square.
(photo: Blik Sergey / Shutterstock)
Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel
Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil;
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
And do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan and all evil spirits who wander
through the world for the ruin of souls. Amen.
Sayings of Blessed Carlo Acutis
"To him I can always confide something, I can also complain, question him about his silence and tell him what I do not understand. And then, within me, I find a word that he sent me: a moment of the Gospel that fills me with conviction and certainty."
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
Soledad Ruiz, Secilia Green, Anna Mann, Nicole Vilches, Karel O’Brien,
Angela Rivera, Felipe Caraballo, Mary Anne Sedey, Verena Tonnesen,
Rob Turrell, Dennis Zolidis, 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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