BACK TO BULLETIN ARCHIVES
|March 6, 2011|
In the chapel on Fridays
after the 8AM Mass until 10PM.
7:00 PM Fatima Prayer Group on Monday
After the 6:45 AM and 8 AM Masses Monday thru Friday and after the 8 AM Mass on Saturday.
Thursday, March 10, No Confessions
Saturday, March12, 3:00PM – Father Mick
THANK YOU TO: Realescapes Complete Lawn Maintenance for advertising in our bulletin.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY every Monday from 7:00 to 8:00PM in the Holy Family Room of the undercroft. If you have questions please call Mary Lynne Rapien at 922-0902.
The Moms Rosary Group meets on Fridays at 10AM at Mary Ann Baverman's home (5327 Quailwood Ct. off Sylved). Kids are most welcome. If this is your first visit, please call Mary Ann at 503-9537 before you come. The group uses readings from www.directionforourtimes.org. You may call 708-496-9300 to be put on their mailing list.
Remember St. Antoninus in your will.
Today’s readings call us to active discipleship. It is not enough to know the commandments; we must actively obey them. It is not enough to hear the words of Jesus; we must act on them. Good stewards demonstrate their gratitude for the gift of faith by putting it into action.
Please take the Traveling Chalice into your home for one week as a unique reminder to pray for vocations to the priesthood and religious life. Call Debbie at 922-2414. Our thanks to the Amy and Carmine Domenicone Family for taking the Traveling Chalice into their home.
See the Catholic Telegraph’s new website www.thecatholictelegraph.com for additional international news stories and other local information.
FROM OUR PASTOR
Perhaps you have already heard of the following AP story: "Can your iPad or iPhone bring you closer to God? A new application for the device aims to help Roman Catholics who have not been to [confession] in a while to keep track of their sins, one Commandment at a time. The $1.99 'Confession: A Roman Catholic App' can't grant forgiveness - you still need to receive the sacrament from a real live priest like always (well, at least we have some job security! CRA). The app's designers and some believers see it as a way to spur Catholics back into the habit of repenting." Well, it may be that our bulletin is not as high tech, but at least we aim at the same thing by including the examination of conscience. It will appear throughout the Sundays of Lent. The Lenten readings and prayers, songs and rituals are meant to draw us to a deeper sorrow for our sins and a greater reliance on the Mercy of God. Going to confession opens the door to both His mercy and love.
NOTE: Our Parish Mission with Fr. Mark Burger has been canceled. The Parish Mission will be rescheduled at a later date.
CONFIRMATION, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9
Archbishop Schnurr will be here to administer the sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday evening, March 10, 2011. Mass begins at 7:00pm (not at 7:30pm as previously publicized). All are welcome.
ROSARY MEMORIAL GARDEN
Wall memorials can still be made in time for the May, 2011, dedication. The deadline, however, is April 15th. A model of the Garden is in the Greeting Room along with informational flyers and order forms. For more info, call Norb Guetle at 451-1227 or Steffany Reid, Business Manager for St. Antoninus, at 922-5400.
THE ROMAN MISSAL, THIRD EDITION
We will be reviewing the new translation of the Roman Missal, or Sacramentary, the liturgical prayer book which we Catholics use principally at Mass. The implementation date is for the First Sunday in Advent, 2011. In the meantime, we will have an opportunity for renewing our understanding of the Liturgy as we explore the riches of the new Roman Missal, Third Edition.
Thank you to everyone that helped made our Main-A-Vent fundraiser so successful. Our net profit was $41,222, up 11% versus last year and our most profitable year to date. This will go toward our Boiler Replacement Project.
STOCK DONATION PROCEDURES
As a reminder, donations of stock will gladly be received and processed through the Parish’s individual custodial account at Fifth Third Bank. It is imperative that the donor’s broker identify the donor’s name in the delivery instructions. The shares will be sold within 48 hours of receipt. If you have questions about this process, please contact the Business Manager, Steffany Reid, at 922-5400.
PAPER RETRIEVER RECYCLING
Reminder: Our goal is 7.0 tons per month. Acceptable items are newspaper, magazines, mail, school and office papers and catalogs. The bin is in the lower parking lot. Please remember this recycling program and help us make some extra cash for the church and school.
SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
Commencing Ash Wednesday the SVdP food barrel will be in the greeting room to accept your gifts of non-perishable food. This year the Lenten food collection will be given to the St. Francis Seraph Food Pantry. The blue bags will be available to facilitate your transport of food items.
FROM OUR SCHOOL PRINCIPAL,
MR. JACK COREY
Congratulations go to eighth grader Andrew Wagner. Andrew qualified for and competed in the regional spelling bee. Andrew finished third in the region. Though only the winner goes on to Washington D.C., we are very proud of Andrew. As a high school scholarship recipient, an athlete and an altar server, he is a well-mannered, well-rounded young man.
This Thursday, March 10th, 64 of our parish seventh graders in our school, home schools and public schools will be confirmed by Archbishop Schnurr. Please pray for our students as they receive this sacrament of initiation.
Tuition has been set. Please look at our website www.saintantoninus.org for all the details. Returning student registration starts this Thursday, March 10th. Registration will continue until April 15th. Families who do not register during this window will not be guaranteed a slot for next year. Please register as soon as possible so we can make our staffing and scheduling decisions.
LIVING YOUR STRENGTHS
Last week we saw that talents are transferrable from situation to situation. St. Paul’s encounter with Christ was an opportunity for Paul to realize that he was not using his talents and strengths as they were meant to be used. In his encounter with the risen Christ Paul discerned that he needed to apply his talents to a different situation. It was in this encounter that St. Paul truly learned what his strengths and talents were. Upon discovering our talents and giving them a name, we have the experience of knowing deep in our souls, that yes, this is the way it is supposed to be; this is who I was created to be. And it is true that we were created with strengths and talents. Scripture tells us God created man in his image; in the divine image he created him; male and female he created them. God looked at everything he had made, and he found it very good… Gen 1:27; 1:31. St Paul tells us There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord; there are different workings but the same God who produces all of them in everyone. To each individual the manifestation of the Spirit is given for some benefit. 1Cor 12 :4-7. Identifying our strengths helps us to live through our God given talents in our parish, personal, and professional lives.
FROM DEACON BOB SCHROEDER:
FOR YOUR MARRIAGE
In the book, Happy Together, John Bosio outlines some key beliefs about marriage that come from the Catholic tradition. “These beliefs are the reasons husbands and wives stay together, work at their differences, find fulfillment in their relationship, and enjoy each other.” (p. 9)
3. Spouses Are a Gift for Each Other – “We Christians believe that God intends marriage to bring joy to the human heart. Being a gift to each other is what God desires for you and your spouse. Being a gift is not easy, however. As with every couple, your life is the epic of two people wanting to find happiness together and struggling to achieve it. You want to give yourself to your spouse but you stumble. You can find yourself
…and the list continues
Such behaviors, whether intentional or not, create discomfort and tension in your relationship. They detract from the gift that you are. (pp. 11,12)
ADULT SOCIAL GROUP KEENELAND TRIP will be on Wednesday, April 27th. The cost is $64.00 per person. This includes transportation, ticket to track and buffet lunch. Call Bob Brown at 451-4842 with questions and RSVP.
Monday, March 14, at 12:30PM Communion Service and 1:00PM Luncheon. Get your reservations in by Monday, March 7th. Cost is $9 pp. Make check payable to Saint Antoninus Adult Social Group. Mark envelope Attn: Bob Brown. Drop off at the rectory.
ST. ANTONINUS SCHOOL is looking to start an after-school Lego Club. Anyone wishing to donate an unused set of legos, should kindly leave the set at the school office.
HOLY SPIRIT PRAYER GROUP
Jeremiah 29:11 tells us, “’For I know well the plans I have in mind for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for your welfare, not for woe! plans to give you a future full of hope.’” Tuesday evening Father David Endres will give the final teaching in the series, Signs of the Times. Father Endres is known by many of us because he was a Deacon Intern here at St Antoninus in the past. He will speak about “our future full of hope” in a culture that spreads its darkness and untruth on every side. Father has a special gift of being able to teach in a clear and forthright way that enables us to understand spiritual truths. Don’t miss this talk! In Chapel, 7:30 PM.
THE LADY PIRATES OF CAPTAIN BREE PLAY TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Performances will be on Fri. 3/18, at 7 pm and Sat. 3/19, at 1 pm and 7 pm in the St. A school gym. All tickets are $5. Please see order form on St. A website for more details or call Cathy Neville at 451-9422.
Ash Wednesday, March 9, and Good Friday, April 22, are days of abstinence from meat and also days of fast, that is, limited to single full meal. With regard to Good Friday, the teaching of the Second Vatican Council should be recalled.
Let the paschal fast be kept sacred. Let it be celebrated everywhere on Good Friday and, where possible, prolonged throughout Holy Saturday, so that the joys of the Sunday of the Resurrection may be attained with uplifted and clear mind (Constitution on the Liturgy, No.110). The other Fridays of the season of Lent are days of abstinence from meat. The law of abstinence binds all Catholics 14 years and older. The law of fasting binds all Catholics from their 18th birthday until their 59th birthday (Canons 97 and 1252).
The teaching of Pope John Paul II may be simply paraphrased: the obligation to do penance is a serious one; the obligation to observe, as a whole or “substantially”, the penitential days specified by the Church is also serious. No one should be scrupulous in this regard; failure to observe an individual day of penance is not considered serious.
People should seek to do more rather than less. Fast and abstinence on the days prescribed should be considered a minimum response to the Lord’s call to penance and conversion.
Solemn Parish Novena to
St. Joseph, husband of Mary
From March 11, to March 19, there will be a solemn Parish Novena to St. Joseph. I suppose my own devotion to St. Joseph began when I saw his statue in our Christmas crèche when I was a child. I chose “Joseph” as my Confirmation name when I was in the third grade. The one and only time I ever was the last student standing in our 4th grade Friday morning “spell down” I won a St. Joseph’s medal. My devotion to St. Joseph grew in the seminary, especially when I began to work with the Little Sisters of the Poor. They would tell the most wonderful stories of God’s providential care for them through the intercession of St. Joseph. When I became pastor I placed all of our temporal affairs under his patronage because he was responsible for the material welfare of the Holy Family. But even more than that, God himself chose St. Joseph to be His foster father here on earth. St. Joseph taught Jesus how to pray and how to earn a living. It is said that Jesus has never ceased to obey St. Joseph even in heaven. It is with such confidence that we turn to him now. In these uncertain economic times, in the face of home foreclosures, job losses and real-estate transactions, we commend those and all of our material needs to that most loving of fathers, St. Joseph. But more than that, we turn to him with our spiritual needs: to teach us to pray and to be faithful to Sunday Mass; to protect our families; to protect our chastity; to bless the work of our hands. Please join us in saying the Novena prayer everyday from March 11 to March 19 for yourself and for all the members of our parish. On March 19, the Solemnity of St. Joseph we will have a St. Joseph’s table in church to collect canned-goods for the hungry.
Novena Prayer St. Joseph
March 11 - March 19
O gentle, loving God, you chose Saint Joseph to watch over the Divine Child and Our Blessed Lady, knowing that his care would be loving and sure, constant and wise. We seek his care and his protection, entrusting our spiritual and temporal needs to his fatherly intercession.
Saint Joseph, strengthen our faith, renew our hope and keep us steadfast in God’s love.
Surround us with His unseen light, and with a trusting heart we will walk in your footsteps, ready to accept God’s Will and carry it out with courage and trusting confidence.
-- Carmel Des Plaines