Saint Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church →
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Saint Isaac Jogues Roman Catholic Church 306 West Fourth Street ◆Hinsdale, Illinois 60521 ◆630/323-1248 ◆ www.sij.net Father William De Salvo, Pastor Father Rodolphe Arty, CSC, Parochial Vicar Deacon John Sebastian, Deacon Paul Kelly, Deacon Randy Waring, Permanent Deacons Assisting Priests Father Gerald Tivy, Father Daniel Stempora, Father Larry Dreffein, OFM Director of Evangelization and Outreach Deacon William Dunn Saint Isaac Jogues School Mrs. Carol Burlinski, Principal Miss Diane Sullivan, Vice-Principal Religious Education & Youth Faith Formation Mrs. Joan Latto, Director of Religious Education Ms. April Pickett, Director of Youth Formation & Associate Coordinator of Religious Education Director of Liturgical Music Mr. Nicholas Thomas Director of Administration and Planning Mr. Tom Sullivan Campus Engineer Mr. Bruce Barker Rectory Office Mrs. Cathy Booth, Administrative Assistant Mrs. Michele Blando, Business Manager Counseling Services Provided by Annette Spiezio and Affiliates Ms. Annette Spiezio, LCPC, CADC ~ Parish Counselor 708/743-9729 November 4, 2018 Thirty First Sunday in Ordinary Time Sunday Masses Saturday evening: 4:30 pm Sunday: 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 am, Noon and 6:00 pm Daily Masses Monday-Friday: 7:00 am & 5:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am Confessions Saturday afternoon 3:30 - 4:15 pm Sunday evening 5:00 - 5:45 pm Saint Peregrine Devotions Devotions in Honor of St. Peregrine — patron of those who suffer with cancer or any incurable disease or condition — first Tuesday of each month at 7pm.
Pope Saint John Paul II Eucharistic Adoration Chapel The Chapel is located behind the sanctuary of the church, and is available 24 hours a day for private prayer and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. For information: Linda Lannert, firstname.lastname@example.org or 630/408-9567. Baptisms 1st& 3rd Sunday of the month at 1:00 p.m. Please phone the Rectory to register for the required Baptismal Preparation meeting. Marriages Arrangements must be made with the Rectory at least six months in advance. Contact the Rectory before making any other arrangements. Visits to the Sick Due to hospital admitting policies, it is necessary to inform the Rectory when hospitalized parishioners would like a visit from a priest or deacon. Likewise, call if you would like a visit while convalescing at a facility or at home. Before being admitted to a hospital for surgery it is advisable to call the Rectory and arrange a time to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. Please contact the Rectory regarding communion visits to the homebound. Funerals It is the responsibility of the parish to bury their dead. The funeral director will contact the Rectory Office regarding arrangements. Funerals are ordinarily celebrated at 10am. According to Diocesan policy, if family members wish to offer eulogies, they should do so during the wake. #382 of the General Instruction for the Universal Church states: At the funeral Mass there should as a rule be a short homily, but never a eulogy of any kind. No specific offering is required in connection with the funeral liturgy. New Parishioners welcome!
Please call the Rectory Office to register. 630/323-1248
Page Two November 4, 2018 Sunday, November 4, 2018–Thirty-First Sunday in Ordinary Time 7:30 AM-John Zumpano 9:00 AM-Charles William Russell 10:30 AM-For the Parish Family 12:00 PM-Mastro Family & Grace Stagno 6:00 PM-Tom McGannon Monday, November 5, 2018–Weekday 7:00 AM-Patricia Ricks 5:00 PM-Nicholas Battafarano Tuesday, November 6, 2018–Weekday 7:00 AM-Corrinne Skibicki 5:00 PM-Judy Kozarits Wednesday, November 7, 2018-Weekday 7:00 AM-Frank Lizzo 5:00 PM-Joseph Bugyi Thursday, November 8, 2018–Weekday 7:00 AM-Anthony Pytko 5:00 PM-Kevin Giblin Friday, November 9, 2018–The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica 7:00 AM-Mary Andrle 8:30 AM-Joanna Lagedrost 5:00 PM-Fr. William Sheridan Saturday, November 10, 2018–Saint Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church 8:00 AM-Richard Devine 4:30 PM-Michael Masoud, Evelyn Youssef, Salvatore Artino, and Charles Artino Sunday, November 11, 2018–Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 7:30 AM-Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life 9:00 AM-Jo & John Valdrighi 10:30 AM-For the Parish Family 12:00 PM-Domenic Piccatto 6:00 PM-Mark Joseph Ronam Flame of Faith Saint John Paul II Eucharistic Adoration Chapel Six candles burn perpetually around the Blessed Sacrament in the Saint John Paul II Eucharistic Adoration Chapel. Intentions listed below are remembered for ONE WEEK [Sunday to Sunday]. The burning candles serve as a constant prayer before the Lord, present in the Blessed Sacrament. Envelopes for you to have your intentions remembered and prayed for are available in the lobby of the Adoration Chapel. The candles will burn this week for the following intentions: For a co-worker’s husband as he faces health issues For my grandson For my wife’s health For God’s blessing on my family For healthy pregnancy & baby, Mary Margaret Lenzer For health for my children and grandchildren Dear Parish Family, The celebration of the Liturgy is at the heart of our faith-lives as Catholics. It’s the reason our parish exists, the point and motivation for all our works. As faithful Catholics we must be obedient and faithful to the liturgy of the Church. Pope Francis said: “I ask you to be wise, so that the Sacred Liturgy as it is celebrated and lived today, may lose nothing of the estimable riches of the Church's liturgical tradition... we must do everything we can to put the Sacred Liturgy back at the very heart of the relationship between God and man, calling the liturgy the privileged and unique form in which we encounter God at work in our world.” The head of the Congregation for Worship in Rome, Robert Cardinal Sarah, said, “we must never underestimate the importance of the liturgy as the worship of God. The liturgy is not some social occasion or meeting… where what is important is that we express our identity. ‘No!’ God comes first!” He went on to say, “recalling that the liturgy is given to us in tradition it is not for us to make up the rites we celebrate or to change them to suit ourselves, and our emotions, beyond the legitimate options permitted. When faith, piety, devotion, and intellectual understanding is weak, mis-guided priests and people will attempt to ‘add’ to the liturgy non-scriptural readings, secular poems, eulogies, secular songs, items from daily life which have personal/material meanings, ‘personal touches’ focusing on the individual personality of the people celebrating a Sacrament or Rite of the Church, an individual priest, musician, participant, etc..” See what happens?... the focus is off of God. This is not good liturgy, celebrated according to the mind of the Church.” These things seek to give the liturgy (or a particular liturgy) “meaning.” In effect saying that the ancient and beautiful rites of the Church are “not enough,” they are no longer “speaking” to me/us. And so, we must “add meaning” by introducing elements foreign and distracting to the worship of Almighty God. Unfortunately, such aberrations are usually accompanied by strong emotions, and the worship of God is lost. In the first document of the Second Vatican Council (1964) on the Renewal of the Liturgy, there is a poignant statement, so important that it has been incorporated into the Code of Canon Law which governs the Church: Therefore no other person, even if he be a priest or bishop, may add,
November 4, 2018 Page Three Liam Fitzpatrick Gina Consalvo Anderson Eric Thomas Jennifer Ochino Monica Rincon Dooley Wayne Waiter Dick Dibble Katherine Hill Carol Zidek Mary Bauer Mary Jane Gasaway Jennifer Healy Ellen Schreiner John Digenan Stacie Lentz Betty Maroda Marty Stratman READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Phil 2:1-4; Ps 131:1bcde-3; Lk 14:12-14 Tuesday: Phil 2:5-11; Ps 22:26b-30ab, 30e, 31-32; Lk 14:15-24 Wednesday: Phil 2:12-18; Ps 27:1, 4, 13-14; Lk 14:25-33 Thursday: Phil 3:3-8a; Ps 105:2-7; Lk 15:1-10 Friday: Ez 47:1-2, 8-9, 12; Ps 46:2-3, 5-6, 8-9; 1 Cor 3:9c-11, 16-17; Jn 2:13-22 Saturday: Phil 4:10-19; Ps 112:1b-2, 5-6, 8a, 9; Lk 16:9-15 Sunday: 1 Kgs 17:10-16; Ps 146:7-10; Heb 9:24-28; Mk 12:38-44 [41-44] remove, or change anything in the liturgy on his own authority. To me, the call to obedience is clear. But, the point of every act of worship in the Church, in our church here at Saint Isaac Jogues, is the worship of God. That is why we must celebrate the Sacred Liturgy faithfully, with reverence and awe, in accordance with liturgical law, according to the mind of the Church. Saint Isaac Jogues Parish will make the conscious effort to remain faithful and obedient to the teachings of the Church. Those wishing to worship with us and celebrate the Rites and Sacraments of the Catholic Church are encouraged to join us in fidelity. Adherence and faithful celebration of the Rites of the Church are yet another way to express proper piety and devotion, and, in fact, help to build it up. It will help us all to grow in humility, devotion, faith, and in holiness... thus, bringing us one step closer to Heaven. God’s Blessings!
Father De Salvo Sunday Offering Weekly Offering for October 28, 2018 . $ 32,532 Weekly Offering same week last year . $ 37,833 Targeted Goal . $ 38,000 Thank you for your generosity! If you have not yet changed from E-Giving to ONLINE GIVING, please do so as soon as possible. If you have a problem canceling E-Giving please call Lara at 630-323- 1248 in the Rectory Office and she will assist you. ONLINE GIVING sign up can be found on the webpage at www.sij.net Your continued support to St Isaac Jogues Church is greatly appreciated! Michele Blando, Business Manager SAINT PEREGRINE Patron Saint of all those who suffer from Cancer or any incurable Disease or Condition This Tuesday is the First Tuesday of the Month. We will hold the usual devotions in honor of Saint Peregrine at 7:00 p.m..
The blessing of the sick with the relic of Saint Peregrine will be given, and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will also be a part of the evening service. If you, or someone you know, suffers from cancer or is struggling with an incurable disease or condition, join us the First Tuesday of each month for prayer and ask for healing, an increase in faith, acceptance of God’s will, and strength to bear whatever God asks of you. Statement from The Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon, Bishop of Joliet, Regarding Tragedy at Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA The weekend of October 28th , our country has once again suffered terrible tragedy in the form of a violent attack in Pittsburgh. Today, I ask the faithful of the Diocese of Joliet to join me in prayer for all those affected by this horrible event at the Tree of Life Synagogue. Such acts of violence, especially those motivated by political, racial or religious intolerance must be confronted by people of all faiths, united as one community.
May God’s grace bring comfort and healing to the victims and families, and renew in our nation a deeper respect for the human dignity of all. Bishop Conlon Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon Bishop of Joliet
Page Four November 4, 2018 Remembering the Dead It is a good and holy thought to pray for the dead... On the stand next to the Paschal Candle [near the sanctuary in the front of the church] is our parish remembrance of the dead: The names of those who have died and were buried from our Church since last All Souls Day are listed, with their date of death. There is also space provided in the Book of the Dead for you to list the names of those you would like to remember during this month of November — the Month of the Holy Souls. All Souls Day envelopes were included in your packets. Also, located near the Book of the dead and the Paschal Candle are envelopes for you to write the names of all those who you wish to have remembered in our Parish Purgatorial Society.
Each month, those enrolled will be remembered in a special mass offered for our Purgatorial Society. Simply fill them out, place an offering inside, and return the envelope through the Sunday Offering, through the Poor/Offering Boxes located at the entrances of the church and Adoration Chapel, or directly to the Rectory Office. Enroll your beloved dead in our Purgatorial Society Disaster Relief Collection THIS SUNDAY Special Second Collection to help those in need The bishops of the United States have agreed to take up a special collection for the humanitarian, long-term recovery and Church needs arising from the storms and other natural disasters in 2018. In the Diocese of Joliet, I am asking for parishes to hold this special collection this weekend, November 4, so as not to conflict with the collection for the Annual Catholic Campaign for Human Development on November 17-18, 2018.
The funds collected in this special appeal for the 2018 Disasters will be used to support the efforts of Catholic Charities USA and Catholic Relief Services, the official relief agencies of the U.S. Catholic Church at home and abroad. These funds will allow their local agencies to respond to immediate emergency needs for food, water, shelter and medical care in these communities, and aid in long-term rebuilding and recovery efforts. Specifically, these contributions will be focused in response to Hurricane Florence, Hurricane Michael and other disasters during this year.
What do you give someone who has everything?... Baptisms, weddings, birthdays, engagements, anniversaries, mourning the death of a loved one... there are a host of events and milestones in life when we give gifts. But, what do you give, especially when the recipient wants nothing, needs nothing, and seems to have everything? The answer is simple: Give the gift that keeps giving, and lasts forever... The Mass! Catholics have a beautiful custom of having a particular mass offered for a particular intention, for living, and more commonly, for the dead. According to our Catholic understanding, every mass is of infinite value, and a never-ending wellspring of spiritual graces. And so, each mass is offered for a plethora of intentions... everyone who attends have a variety of intentions they bring with them. When the mass intention is announced at the beginning, or when a priest accepts a stipend for a particular intention, it means that the priest — among his many intentions— is taking as his primary intention, and the intention for which the Church has accepted an offering, the published or “stated” intention. Although, it must be remembered that it is the decision of the priest/pastor whether or not an intention will be mentioned during the mass. To avoid confusion among the faithful, mass intentions are published each week in the Sunday bulletin. It’s a beautiful, heart-felt, and faith-filled gift to give them a mass to celebrate a special occasion in their lives. Contact the Rectory Office to have a mass offered. Cards are available for you to make your gift to your loved ones. Francis Fernandez, in his series of books, In Conversation with God writes beautifully about the infinite value of the Mass: ...Each Mass has an infinite, immense value that we can never fully understand. It causes the whole heavenly court to rejoice. It alleviates the pain of the souls in purgatory. It draws down all types of blessings upon earth, and gives more glory to God than all the sufferings of all the martyrs together, more glory than the penances of all the saints, than all the tears shed by them since the beginning of the world and all that they may do till the end of time. [St. John Vianney, The Cure d’ Ars, Sermon on the Holy Mass] As well as the effects of praise and of adoration that are given to God, the Mass also produces fruits of remission for our sins, and of petition for all our needs. They are of themselves capable of being infinite and unlimited, but may be finite and limited according to our dispositions. This is why the preparation of our soul to attend and partake of this unique Sacrifice, and the moments of thanksgiving and recollection once the sacred action is over are so very important. If people knew the value of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass they would flock to it. Let us together spread this powerful Truth.
Let’s eagerly share this blessing with our family and friends, for the needs of our world, or our Church, our Nation, and ourselves. Give “the gift that keeps giving,” and will, hopefully, lead to deeper faith and devotion in all of us.
November 4, 2018 Page Five November and the Communion of Saints The Late Francis Cardinal George [d. April 2015] In faith, we belong to a society that is not only universal, but which extends backward and forward in time and reaches into eternity. We call it the Communion of Saints. It reminds us that the Church does not come to an end at the threshold of death. The Church is made up of all those who belong to Christ, in this life and the next. The beginning of November each year brings two feasts that remind us we are one with all those who have gone before us in faith.
On November 1st the Church celebrates the feast of All Saints. From the prophets and holy men and women of God's covenant with the Jewish people to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the apostles and martyrs of all nations, even to the death of those who die in God's grace today, heaven is peopled with those who love us and want to help us. Heaven is another name for a perfected relationship with God. Its attainment is, in the end, the only thing that matters, the only criterion for judging the success of one's life.
Belief in heaven is perhaps weakened today by a virtual denial of hell. Hell is the communion of all those separated -eternally from God's love. It is caricatured, and therefore more easily dismissed, in the fearful tales and spooky games of Halloween. The devil and his legions are condemned to hell. Whether there are spirits of human beings among them is an open question, but not even God's infinite love removes our freedom to separate our selves from him, now and for eternity. If both heaven and hell disappear from the horizon of this life, we become short-sighted. A life that is truly free and adequate to the best of human aspirations rations is a life in which heaven is longed for and hell is abhorred through all one's days.
On November 2nd, the Church celebrates the feast of All Souls. Death comes to everyone of us and cuts our lives short, so often when we are still learning to love honestly and intimately, while we are underdeveloped morally and still learning to appreciate the beauty of holiness in all its dimensions. Yet our lives are not destined to end with a sense of incompleteness or frustration or resigned stoicism. There is an eternal source behind all things that gives our life its ultimate meaning, an almighty and loving God who wants us to be united to Him forever, living always in the love He showers upon us.
To come into the presence of the living God is an event beyond our imagining. Union with God given us by his grace is often tenuous because of our sinning. Not yet thoroughly transformed into the likeness of God, with a wedding garment only partially stitched, many can die, having accepted the truth about God and our destiny without this truth having been fully worked into, their character. While living here in the communion of saints, spiritual transformation takes time, given the kind of halfhearted creatures we are. Those who have died in God's grace but not fully prepared for heaven are the souls in Purgatory, whom the Church prays for on November 2nd ~ the Feast of All Souls. “All who die in God's grace and friendship, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation, but after death they undergo purification so as to achieve the holiness necessary to enter heaven." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1030). This is the consoling doctrine of the Church: for all who need it, purgatory is the final step on the way to heaven. In purgatory, all attachment to sin is overcome, reparation is made for faults and the soul is perfected in the love of God.
The Church teaches the existence of purgatory, along with that of heaven and hell, but she stops short of speaking about the process of transformation after death. The important point is that those in purgatory are fully part of the Church, members of the communion of saints. We can help them and they can help us. We help each other by our prayers for one another. From the beginning of the Church, the Eucharist has been offered as a sacrifice for the living and the dead: The Church prays daily for her deceased members, that they may soon find in God's presence "light, happiness and peace." (Roman Canon of the Mass) The fruits of the Eucharistic sacrifice, the most powerful of all prayers, can be directed to specific purposes by the priest who celebrates the Mass and by those who specify the intention of the Mass through the offering of a stipend (see the Code of Canon Law, 945 and 946). The greatest kindness Catholics can express to someone who has died and to their family is to offer stipends for Masses to be celebrated for the one who has died.
"Funerals are for the living" is a half-truth that is destructive of the faith if it implies that a funeral Mass is just a commemoration of the dead for the sake of the living and not a means of inserting a dead person into the sacrifice that brings salvation. The entire month of November is a time set aside for prayers for the faithful departed. Just as we are quick to ask for prayers for the sick, we should also pray regularly for those who have died and have Mass offered for them. This is a duty of charity and an expression of the beautiful unity of all who belong to Christ in the communion of saints.
Page Six November 4, 2018 November is the month of the Holy Souls, a time to “remember death,” not only for those who have gone before us, but also for ourselves. Whether death comes quickly and unexpectedly, or whether it comes at the end of a long illness and/or a long life [perhaps even as a welcome friend], it always seems to come, as Scripture says, “like a thief in the night.” In some respect, we are never fully prepared for the death of a loved one. The grief and shock of the reality of a death in the family is something deeply personal, highly emotionally charged, and varies from family to family, and individual to individual. That’s why it’s best to be prepared and give the whole thing some thought, while you’re thinking clearly, so that the pressures of decisions and missed opportunities don’t intensify what is already an extremely difficult moment in life to bear.
In the face of death, the Church confidently proclaims that God has created each person for eternal life. Through its funeral rites, the Church commends the dead to God’s merciful love and pleads for the forgiveness of their sins. The “centerpiece” of a Catholic Funeral is the Mass of Christian Burial at the church. While all of the customs, “rites” and days following the death of a loved one constitute the “funeral,” they seek to not only commend the dead to the Lord, but also bring comfort to the grieving. It’s been said, “funerals are for the living.” That may be true for much of our burial customs. However, the Mass of Christian Burial is for the deceased! The Sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the Cross, offered for our salvation, is offered in the hope of the resurrection, to beg God’s mercy, and ask his forgiveness. The Mass, the official act of worship of the Catholic Church, is offered for the repose of the soul of those we bring to the Church for Christian Burial. While various personal “touches,” likes, dislikes, requests, etc. may be a fitting memorial, and have a place within the context of burying the dead, it should be remembered that not every custom is appropriate at every moment of the total experience of death. Being carefully regulated, safeguarded and treasured by the Church, not everything is appropriate to the Funeral Mass. For example, a farewell toast may be most fitting and beautiful at the memorial luncheon, or at a family gathering, it’s not appropriate during Mass. Not everything fits everywhere. A few things should be kept in mind to make sure that proper Christian Burial is given your loved one: The Rite of Christian Burial for Catholics provides the proper structure, or sequence of events to help return a loved one to the Lord. When death is immanent, the Sacrament of Penance, Anointing of the Sick, and Viaticum [last reception of the Eucharist] should be sought for the person who is gravely ill. Although, anyone seriously ill should receive the Sacrament of the Sick [anointing], even if death is not immediate. The Sacrament is a Sacrament of Healing for the living. Upon the death of a loved one, the priests can be called to offer prayers for the dead, before the body is removed to the funeral home. Properly speaking, Christian burial involves three separate parts, forming the single Catholic Funeral: The Vigil Service, held at the funeral home during the wake. Properly speaking, Catholics should be brought to church for the celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial ~ so that the sacrifice of the Mass can be offered for the soul of the faithful departed. This is the “greatest” prayer and tribute we can offer for our beloved dead. Only in extreme circumstances should a service be offered at the funeral home, instead of Mass. As Scripture says... it is a good and holy thought to offer prayer and sacrifice for the dead. The sacrifice of the Mass brings them the forgiveness of sins, because it is the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. Even for those who were not “faithful” in their practice of the faith, the offering of the sacrifice of the Mass is especially beneficial for their salvation, and comforting to the family.
After the Mass of Christian Burial, the actual burial takes place, and there are more prayers to be offered at the cemetery, the Rite of Committal. Even when burial takes place at a different time, or cremation follows the funeral, the priest should be contacted to come and offer the prayers of committal. This is especially important when a family chooses a non- Catholic cemetery, in which case the grave should be blessed. Catholics should be buried in consecrated ground. To that end, the Church establishes Catholic Cemeteries that are duly consecrated for burial. Some people may prefer to be cremated. When this option is taken, it should take place after the wake and Mass of Christian Burial at the Church. Later, the priest should be contacted to bury the “cremains.” It is not allowed to scatter or keep the them. The Church is clear in its insistence that they be buried after cremation, to insure proper care for the remains of the faithful departed. Cremation is only denied when it is done as a rejection of the belief in the resurrection of the dead.
Saint Isaac Jogues Parish has a Bereavement Ministry to assist our families in preparing the funeral rites for their beloved dead. Upon the death of a parishioner, once the funeral home is contacted, the parish bereavement minister contacts the family to offer assistance. The Bereavement Minister will ensure that the requests of the family are considered, the appropriateness weighed, and that the aims, integrity, and intention of the Church and Her liturgy is maintained. When faced with the reality of death, Catholics often seek lasting and meaningful ways to memorialize and remember themselves, and their beloved dead. Please keep Saint Isaac Jogues Parish in mind when making out your will and in doing your estate planning. Remembering the Church is a beautiful and fitting way to make a lasting memorial statement of faith for future generations. It is a statement of gratitude to Christ and His Church for the gift of Faith and for the nurturing of that Faith you have received in this life, which hopefully sustained you and helped you along to eternal life. Contact the Rectory, or the Diocesan Development Office [815/838-8515] for a variety of creative ways in which you can remember the Parish in your will and estate plans.
In the face of death, the Church confidently proclaims that God has created each person for eternal life and that Jesus, the Son of God, by his death and resurrection, has broken the chains of sin and death that bound humanity. When death comes to your family, some forethought will help to deal with the pain of separation and stand firm in your hope of the resurrection. Please be mindful of the fact that the Church has a definite way in which we bury our dead. Hopefully, when you need us you’ll have a better understanding of the beautiful, time -honored way in which we commend our beloved dead to the Lord.
When death comes to a family...
November 4, 2018 Page Seven “I rejoiced when they said to me, Let us go to the House of the Lord!” [Psalm 122] The steps leading to the House of God in Hinsdale... Major gifts are needed for us to reach the necessary $1.2 million dollar goal to complete the immediately needed repairs to... the tower and roof of our church repair the damaged plaster, painting and HVAC of the choir loft replace the rotted and deteriorating wooden church doors and frames repair broken concrete and site work in front of church, school, narthex, and parking lot replace failed and obsolete components of the mechanical system to allow our church to function properly and avoid damage and future “emergency” repairs [back-up generators, sump pumps, HVAC]...
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Page Eight November 4, 2018 Saint Isaac Jogues Parish Youth Ministry Christmas Ornament Sale Cherishing and Preserving Our Heritage of Faith! Created exclusively for Saint Isaac Jogues Church by Viktoria Anna Ornaments. Made from hand blown glass and hand painted in Poland. Hand set with Swarovski crystals in Chicago Large 6" size with stand for hanging / $80 Medium 4" size for your tree / $50 A limited number of ornaments will be available for purchase and take home at the 2018 Heritage Ball. Because each ornament is hand painted in Poland by only one artist, a limited number will be available before Christmas. First come first serve. Remaining orders will be fulfilled after January 1, 2019. Proceeds to benefit the Heritage of Faith Fund to repair our church and facilities. Bring the beauty, faith, and devotion of Saint Isaac Jogues Church into your celebration of Christmas year after year. Make this beautiful ornament displayed in your home each year, part of your Christmas traditions — ORDER TODAY! Include this Order Form with check or cash in your envelope. St. Isaac Jogues Church ❖ sij.net ❖ 630/323-1248 ❖ Youth Ministry Office: 630/323-0265 306 W. Fourth Street / Hinsdale, Illinois 60521 Name _ _ email _ _ telephone _ _ [ quantity] 4" SIJ Ornament [no stand] — $50 each [ quantity] 6" SIJ Ornament with stand — $80 each Total of your order _ _
November 4, 2018 Page Nine Saint Monica Parent Support Group Concerned your child is abusing drugs or alcohol? YOU ARE NOT ALONE We are parents who have been there and understand your struggle. We will meet every first and third Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm in Rm 201 of the Parish Office, 306 W. 4th Street, Hinsdale Email: email@example.com for confidential support and information. Why we ask the Intercession of the Saints Mike Nelson — Catholic News Service “I want to spend my heaven in doing good on earth,” said Saint Therese of Lisieux, as noted in “The Final Conversations.” And so she has, with at least four church-recognized miracles involving physical healing attributed to her intercession, miracles that paved the way to sainthood for the beloved Carmelite nun. But such intercession is about much more than seeking and receiving miraculous healing and joy in the face of earthly pain and despair. Praying to the saints and blesseds to intercede on our behalf with God connects us to a core belief of our Catholic faith: our communion with the living and the dead. Coincidentally, it was Pope Paul VI (canonized a saint in October, 2018) himself who drove home that very point in his apostolic letter, "Solemni Hac Liturgia" ("Credo of the People of God"), issued in June 1968. Addressing the profession of faith Catholics make during each Sunday Mass, Pope Paul wrote: "We believe in the communion of all the faithful of Christ, those who are pilgrims on earth, the dead who are attaining their purification, and the blessed in heaven, all together forming one church. And we believe that in this communion the merciful love of God and his saints is ever listening to our prayers" (#30).
In other words, the saints who have gone before us listen to us. Such was the point made a few years prior to "Solemni Hac Liturgia," when the Second Vatican Council addressed the value of and justification for intercessory prayer in "Lumen Gentium," the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church... "For by reason of the fact that those in heaven are more closely united with Christ, they establish the whole church more firmly in holiness," noted the constitution (#49). "They do not cease to intercede with the Father for us, showing forth the merits which they won on earth through the one mediator between God and man . Thus by their brotherly interest our weakness is greatly strengthened." And both documents are cited in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, which links intercession to communion: "By this devotion to the exercise of fraternal charity, the union of the whole church in the Spirit may be strengthened. Exactly as Christian communion among our fellow pilgrims bring us closer to Christ, so our communion with the saints joins us to Christ, from whom as from its fountain and head issues all grace, and the life of the people of God itself" (#957). Moreover, from its earliest days, the church "has honored with great respect the memory of the dead," says the catechism. "Our prayer for them is capable not only of helping them, but also of making their intercession for us effective" (#958). It was St. Dominic, the catechism notes, who on his deathbed told his followers, "Do not weep, for I shall be more useful to you after my death and I shall help you then more effectively than during my life" (#956). Moms of Young Children Are you and your children looking for a place in your parish family where you will be welcomed with open arms? Meetings will have conversation and prayer focusing on topics of interest to mothers of young children. Meetings usually last about an hour. Please bring your young ones!
Our next meeting Nov. 9, 9:30 am, Fireplace Rm. Hope to see you there! Contact: Joanna Agne, firstname.lastname@example.org Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults For those interested in information about joining the Catholic Church, and for Catholics who want to know more about their religion, please contact: Deacon Bill Dunn, 630-655-6668, email@example.com, for more information. Adult Formation Calendar ENDOW November 5, 9:30 am, Rectory Room 201 Men’s Bible Study - Band of Brothers November 5, 7:30 pm, Rectory Room 205 Women’s Prayer Group November 5, 7:30 pm, Rectory Room 201 Bible Study - no meeting this Wed. or Thurs. Moms of Young Children November 9, 9:30 am, Fireplace Room Catholic Professionals of Illinois November 10, 7:00 pm, Fireplace Room Council of Catholic Women Please join the CCW for the next meeting and earn a chance to win a door prize!
Monday, November 12 9am-10am, in the Parish Center
Page Ten November 4, 2018 ST. ISAAC JOGUES ANNUAL HERITAGE BALL FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16th The Drake Hotel, Oak Brook Honorary Guest, Mrs. Kay Birck 2018 Recipient of the Heritage of Faith Award Chairpersons: Michele & Joe Pavalon, Natalie & Michael Ryan Host Committee: Dawn & Mike Lorr, Kerry & Bill Johnson, Christine & Jim Marzullo, Jennifer & John Plumpe, Maureen & John Wagner Our annual Ball is a St. Isaac Jogues’ tradition. It is the primary fundraiser for our parish. Proceeds realized are part of our parish operating budget and are needed to help with critical building maintenance and improvement projects to our parish facilities. DONATION & SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY All donors will be listed in the Heritage Ball program and church bulletin. Please mail information below to Michele Pavalon, 930 S. Garfield St., Hinsdale 60521 or place in the collection basket. DONATION LEVELS Archangel — $5,000 & Above Angel — $3,000-$4,999 Saint — $2,000-$2,999 Benefactor — $1,000-$1,999 Patron — $500-$999 Apostle — $250-$499 Disciple — $249 & Below Name _ _ Address _ _ Phone _ Email _ _ Pledge Amount _ _ BENEFACTOR $1,000-$1,999 Diane & James Deacy Maria & Tom Keefe Mary Malloy Mary Ann & Thomas McGuigan Michelle & Nauman Mushtaq Michele & Joe Pavalon Brian Powell-Powell Funeral Directors Natalie & Michael Ryan Liona & Ryan Trombly Stephen Turlek Maureen & John Wagner Ramona & Brian Weigus ARCHANGEL $5,000 & ABOVE Carol & Thomas Butler John Kegaly Vanessa & John McTigue PATRON $500-$999 Patricia & Joseph Brennan Sherry & paul Green Mary & Michael Jaywor Maria & Patrick Kelly Christina & David Morrissey Maria & Joseph Pieranunzi Janet Stanuch Joanne & Robert Sweeney Karin & Dean Teglia Debbie & Dan Turner APOSTLE $250-$499 Gregory Boltz Jane & Paul Drumm Erin & Jay Finnegan Stacy & Chad Fox Yvonne & David Ilko Mary & Paul Kelly Dawn & Michael Lorr Stephanie Reeve Michele & Michael Sullivan Yvonne Voelkin DISCIPLE $249 & BELOW Meg & Stephen Berger Kristine & John Jeka Amanda Knab Aggie & Marcus Mosthof Constance & Richard Pinto Jeannine Stachowiak Whitney Parker & Ronald Wallin SAINT $2,000-$2,999 Jan & Francis Bomher Marilyn Halasz Mary Claire Malloy ANGEL $3,000-$4,999
November 4, 2018 Page Eleven Bring a Turkey to Church Saturday & Sunday November 17th & 18th The Little Sisters of the Poor serve the indigent elderly, caring for those who have no one to care for them during their final time on earth. They are truly living the gospel every day, both in their service, and in their complete reliance on God's Providence, meaning in large part, relying on our charity, to keep their mission going. Mother Margaret Charles said the 250 frozen turkeys we provided last year helped feed their residents through the summer. Let's again join with them to do God's work, by providing them with even more frozen turkeys this year, so that their residents will have turkey from this Thanksgiving until next Thanksgiving.
Please bring a frozen turkey or two to any Mass the weekend before Thanksgiving (November 17 & 18) and we'll collect them curbside and deliver them to the Little Sisters, along with any other monetary donations you would like to provide them. They are grateful for whatever they receive, and are great friends of our parish and parishioners, and have attended our Seeds of Service, Corpus Christi and Feastival for several years. The Evangelization Committee of St. Isaac Jogues Come To Jesus This Advent Ever wonder what it would have been like to spend time with Jesus? To be in His presence, see Him face to face, and receive the healing only He can provide Ever wish you could be in a deep personal relationship with Him just like the Mary and the apostles? Well, the truth is you can! Just come to ourAdoration Chapel on Fourth Street, any day, any time and spend some time with Jesus, in His real, living, glorified Eucharistic Presence, where He waits and longs for you, every hour of the day and night.
Here alone will you find the light, warmth, and companionship of His Real Presence, the extension of the incarnation on earth until the end of time (Matthew 28:20) He alone is the cure for all our troubles, waiting to heal us and transform our lives, and give us the graces we need and rest from our worries if we simply come to Him (Matthew 11:28) Don’t believe it? Then come and see for yourself. This Advent consider taking the Advent Adoration Challenge, by coming to the Adoration Chapel every day from December 2-25th and spending even a few minutes a day, or more, with Jesus. What do you have to lose? And what’s more, what do you have to gain?
Come and spend some time with Jesus, trust in Him and give Him all your problems, pray for yourself and others, talk to Him and listen to Him, ask Him to give you His peace, His joy and His merciful love. If you do, you will never, ever be the same.
Page Twelve November 4, 2018 Join the Patriotic Rosary on November 5th Monday, November 5th is the day before our national elections. On this special day of intercessory prayer, we ask Almighty God to have mercy on our nation and give us the grace to vote in conformity with His will. All parishioners are invited to join in praying the Patriotic Rosary at 5:30 pm immediately following the 5 pm Mass. Through the holy Rosary, we invoke the intercession of Our Blessed Lady on behalf of our country and world so in need of peace and reconciliation.
The Patriotic Rosary consecrates each State in the United States to Our Lady in a very beautiful way every time it is prayed. Each mystery begins with a short quote from a speech/letter given by one of the founding fathers or an important person in the early years of the Republic and ends with a patriotic hymn. Rosaries and prayer books will be provided. Please take advantage of this special prayer opportunity and invite members of other parishes to join us. Let's storm heaven with our prayers and call upon the assistance of all the holy Angels and Saints. God Bless America, Land that I Love, Stand Beside Her and Guide Her, Through the Night with the Light from Above.
Annual Clothing Drive — November 10th & 11th Bring your unneeded clothing (clean and folded) to the annual SIJ clothing drive. No household items please. Pick up donation bags in the Narthex after Mass beginning next weekend. Drop off will be in the parking lot before and after all Masses on the 10th and 11th. Election on November 6th We Have No Excuse! If you are a citizen of the United States, you have a responsibility to participate in the political process by voting. Millions of people around the world do not have the gift of self-government. We should strive to be good stewards of this gift. As Christians, we have a responsibility to ensure that we elect people of good character who will work to promote good and oppose bad public policy. Voting affords an opportunity to bring truth to the public square: namely, respect for the dignity of all human life and the promotion of Judeo-Christian values. Confused about where the candidates stand on the Life issues? Illinois Right to Life has prepared a voter guide for all the federal, state and local races reflecting the candidates’ stance on issues such as abortion, euthanasia, embryonic stem cell research and related issues. Go to https://voteprolifeillinois.com/ and print a voter guide that you can take into the election booth with you. GET INFORMED AND VOTE!
For information on parking, directions, go to https://40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/downers- grove/ By the grace of God, 40 Days for Life has achieved a stunning track record of life-saving results since launching in 2007 and rapidly becoming a worldwide movement 14,643 LIVES SAVED 177 ABORTION WORKERS QUIT 96 ABORTION CENTERS CLOSED THE BEGINNING OF THE END OF ABORTION Please join members of the St Isaac’s Respect Life Ministry to pray for moms and their babies during a 40 day prayer vigil on Friday mornings from 10 am to noon, September 26 to November 4th. Come for a few minutes or as long as you can. If you cannot join us on site, pray and fast from home – you will still make a difference in a baby’s life! Vigil location: Contact: Access Health Center Amy Keane 1700 75th Street Respect Life Ministry Downers Grove, Illinois firstname.lastname@example.org, 630-234-3866
November 4, 2018 Page Thirteen ST. ISAAC JOGUES SCHOOL Weekly News The SIJ Parents’ Rosary Group Please join SIJ parents in praying the Rosary every Monday morning at 8:15 a.m. when school is in session in the Fireplace Room. We will gather just 25 minutes to pray for our families, children, faculty, school and special intentions! For those new to the Rosary, we use booklets to follow along. Rosaries and prayer booklets are provided. Children are welcome. We hope to see you on Monday. Preschool Open House for 2019-2020 Enrollment When: Tuesday, November 13th Where: St. Isaac Jogues Preschool Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Contact Mrs. Christine Justema for more information. Email: cjustema @sijschool.org or Phone: 630-323-3244 ext. 291 SIJ Participates in Fenwick Grade School Speech Contest On October 27, the SIJ Speech Team took 1st and 3rd place over all in the Fenwick Grade School Speech Contest. The contest was for 6th – 8th grades and included teams from 10 Catholic schools. We are proud of the students’ hard work and the confidence, courage and enthusiasm they showed at the competition. THE SIJ BOOK FAIR IS COMING SOON!
BOOK FAIR DATES AND TIMES: Sunday, November 11th: 8am – 1:30pm *Open During/After All Masses Monday, November 12th: 7am – 3:45pm Tuesday, November 13th: 8am – 3:45pm Wednesday, November 14th: 8am – 3:45pm Thursday, November 15th: – 8am – 12noon The Fair will be open during and after all Masses on Sun., Nov. 11th. Follow the signs to the gym annex! We will have a vast selection of books from preschool to adult. It’s a great opportunity to get a head start on your holiday shopping!
Questions ? ? Jenni Kieninger: email@example.com Megan Malloy: firstname.lastname@example.org Cindy Vayuvegula: email@example.com Campsite: SIJ Gym Annex Raffle: With every purchase, enter for a chance to win a basket of camping fun! 20% of all sales goes directly to SIJ Cash, Check, & credit cars accepted. All are welcome! Camp Out With A Great Book
Page Fourteen November 4, 2018 High School Boys Inter- Church Basketball League Sign up now for the high school boys basketball inter-Church league. We will play against St. John of the Cross, St. Cletus, St. Francis and other area Churches. High school students from our parish are welcome to join one of the SIJ teams (Fresh., Soph., Jr., Sr.)– as long as they are not playing basketball for their schools. It will typically involve one game on a Saturday night (rotating between parishes) and one practice on a week night (here at SIJ). The season will take place December – February with the playoffs that first week of March. Parents are needed to volunteerin a variety of roles including coaching.
November 4, 2018 Page Fifteen MARK YOUR CALENDARS! ADOPT-A-FAMILY CHRISTMAS SHARING Stop by the Narthex After all Masses the weekend of November 10th and 11th Take advantage of the opportunity to share the Christmas spirit with low-income families by adopting a fam- ily or senior in need. Wish lists for families of all sizes will be on the tables set up in the Narthex. Select a family, then shop for their specific needs. If you prefer you may sign up to give cards only. Each participating SIJ family should purchase at least one gift for each member of the adopted family (suggestions provided) and at least one toy per child. Also, include a Jewel, Walmart, Target, or Kmart certificate to provide for their Christmas meal.
Please be sure to wrap all gifts Return your gifts to the SIJ Narthex on Saturday, December 8, 2018, between 9 & 11 a.m. Questions? Call Marilyn at 630-655-5710 Thank You St. Isaac Jogues Parishioners!! 18 Parishioners donated blood at our drive on October 21st. Your blood donations support 40 lives. Your support is so important to so many. Our next blood drive will be January 13, 2019. Please mark your calendars and plan to donate. Our Lady's Rosary Makers at SIJ All are welcome to our monthly meeting of Our Lady’s Rosary Makers at SIJ, which next gathers Friday, November 9, at 9:30 AM in the Sacred Heart Room in the Church.
We gather to make beautiful all-twine rosaries, which we distribute to the poorest of the poor all over the world, to all in need, as well as to our military overseas. For more information about this ministry, please contact Mary Alice Fitzpatrick at 630/ 325-6184.
Page Sixteen November 4, 2018 PROTECTING GOD'S CHILDREN™ WORKSHOP Out of concern for the safety and well-being of children, every diocesan, parish, school or religious education employee or volunteer who is involved with minors on a regular, recurring basis and those who may have an opportunity to be alone with children during parish, school or religious education sponsored events, are required to attend a Virtus Protecting God’s Children program. St. Isaac Jogues will host the Protecting God's Children Workshop on: Monday, November 19, 2018 —6:30 pm, in the Parish Center Registration must be done online Go to www.dioceseofjoliet.org and search on the Home page for Virtus Workshops. Here you will see all the workshops offered. Choose ours on November 19, or if that is not a good date for you, choose another date and Start Registration. After the workshop, keep your Certificate of Attendance and submit a copy to the parish where you will volunteer along with any other paperwork.
On the day of the Workshop please check-in 15 minutes prior to the start time. Once the workshop begins, no one else will be admitted to the room. Those who are late will need to attend another session. The workshop is about 3 hours long. Questions, please call: Jane Walter, Safe Environment Coordinator, at 630-655-5918, firstname.lastname@example.org.