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St. Theresa Parish 455 North Benton St. Palatine, IL In This Issue... Parish Mission... 2 Sacraments... 2 Action Regarding Illinois House Bill Winter
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St. Theresa Parish 455 North Benton St. Palatine, IL In This Issue... Parish Mission... 2 Sacraments... 2 Action Regarding Illinois House Bill Winter Luau... 4 Pilgrimage to France... 5 Prayer Lists... 6 Our Stewardship Mass Book... 7 Collection of Palms... 7 Lenten Soup & Spirituality Series... 7 World Day of Prayer Breakfast... 7 Mass Intentions... 7 Readings for the Week... 7 Parish Lenten Mission... 8 Talent Show Registration Form... 9 Ministries Ministry of Care Food Pantry Collection Liturgical Ministries Day of Formation Ministry of Care Training New EM and Lector Training Celebrating 75 Years Events & Activities ,000 Hours of Service Living the Little Way St. Theresa Trivia Knights of Columbus Women s Club Bake Sale Grab A Star Be A Star Ladies Night Out Bunco LIFT High School Teen Ministry Theology of the Body Liturgical Schedule for Upcoming Weekend Parish & School Staff Contact Info... Back Cover Week At A Glance... Back Cover MASS SCHEDULE Sundays: 7:00, 8:30, 10:00 and 11:30 a.m. Weekdays: 6:30 and 8:00 a.m. Saturday: 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. (Vigil) PARISH OFFICE HOURS Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Photo by Fr. Tim Fairman Love your enemies, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes the sun rise on the bad and the good. 1 Corinthians 2:9-10 Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time February 19, 2017 ST. THERESA PARISH MISSION The mission of St. Theresa Parish is to share Christ with others through the sacraments, education, prayer and service. NEW PARISHIONERS AND VISITORS Welcome to St. Theresa! We invite you to contact the receptionist at the Pauline Center and/or speak with a Greeter before Sunday Mass for information on registration. Also, please visit our parish website at for helpful information, and click on the Welcome Info link. Baptisms Sunday, February 12 Judah Matthew Miklius Welcome to Our Christian Family! VISITATION OF THE SICK If you or a family member are in a local hospital and would like a visit from a priest, please call the Parish Office. Those who are homebound can also make arrangements to receive communion on a regular basis by calling the Ministry of Care, SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION Saturdays at 12:30-1:30 p.m. or by appointment. SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM Baptism is celebrated at 1:00 p.m. on the first and third Sundays of the month. Parents must take part in preparation classes before the Baptism takes place, and are required to attend the classes before the baby is born. Please call the Parish Office to make arrangements. SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY Arrangements must be made at least six months in advance. Please call the Parish Office to make an appointment with a priest. No other plans should be finalized until then. SACRAMENT OF THE ANOINTING OF THE SICK This sacrament offers the Lord's healing strength and peace to anyone who is seriously or chronically ill, hospitalized or about to have surgery. Please call the Parish Office if you wish to have someone receive this sacrament. SACRAMENT FOR ADULTS The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) Anyone interested in joining the Catholic Church or wanting information about the Catholic Church is asked to call Deacon Larry Schumacher at ext Baptized, adult Catholics who have not received the Sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation and wish to, call Deacon Schumacher. Congratulations to the Newly-Confirmed of our Parish! Thank you to all those who helped make this day so special and memorable for these students. For Bulletin: For Scheduling: For Website: Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 in the Dolan Center Pilgrimage to France Bonjour mes amis! (Hello my friends!) Have you ever wanted to visit France? Join me from September 11-19, 2017 on a pilgrimage to Lisieux, France, birthplace of our patroness St. Theresa! We will visit many great cities, landmarks and shrines as well. It is sure to be an enriching experience. Here are some of the details of what s included: Yours truly will be the Chaplain for the Pilgrimage. Roundtrip Air transportation from Chicago to Paris (per itinerary), Lourdes to Paris, Paris to Chicago. Airfare may be available from other cities at an add-on cost. Please call for price difference. Private Motor-coach with driver in France for the driven itinerary (however, some selected tours will require walking). Airport Transfers in Paris and Lourdes (for those flying with the group). 2nd Class TGV* Train Tickets (train model subject to change) Accommodations at 3 star and 4 star properties in great locations. 14 Meals (7 Breakfasts & 7 Dinners). Expert local guides with several city tours. Admissions to all featured and selected visits of the touring program. Tour program highlights (for detailed inclusions read the daily itinerary): Paris: Chapel of the Miraculous Medal (Site of Mary s apparition, incorrupt body of St. Catherine Laboure), Church of St. Vincent de Paul, Panoramic tour of Paris (Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Seine River, Notre Dame, Sacred Coeur Basilica, Sainte Chapelle and much more! Lisieux: Basilica of St. Therese of the Little Flower, Carmel (tomb of St.Therese), Buissonnets (where her family lived), St. Peter s Cathedral Normandy: Landing Beaches & American Cemetery & Mont Sant Michel Lourdes: Sanctuary, Grotto, Cachot, Mill, local parish and more Tour Director: Juan Landa from Mater Dei, or Bilingual Tour Manager accompanies group while in France. Full documentation packet with luggage tags & re-usable wallet. Spiritual program including daily Mass, Rosaries, Divine Mercy Chaplet, Meditations, Sacrament of Reconciliation. Hotel sales tax, French hospitality taxes & service charges, as well all related airfare, airline and airport taxes, surcharges and fees (some are subject to change before departure). Does not include: Tour Guides and Motor-coach Chauffeur s gratuities. Housekeeper tips and Mass Offertories are at will. Meals not mentioned in inclusion. Some beverages in some meals. Although a motor-coach is provided for some of the tours, it is important to point out that all pilgrimages require a considerable amount of walking. Cost of the trip will be $3,395 per person in double occupancy, air inclusive. Brochures are now available at the Pauline Center reception desk. There will be an informational Pilgrimage Tour Meeting on Sunday, February 26th at 12:30 p.m. in the Lower Dolan. A representative from Mater Dei Tours will be present to answer any questions. I hope you will consider joining me on this expedition, rounding out the celebration of our 75th Anniversary year as a parish! Page 5 Prayers for the Sick Agata Claudia Aleliunas Angela Alexandria Susan Anderson Daniel Anfuso Hilda Avila Maria Ofelia Avila Linda I. Barnstable Carole Bilse Ashley Boria Paula Byrnes Nan Byrnes Matt Callaway Timothy Cannon Frank Caruk Carol Casbalsma Celeste Ceisel Louis Cipparrone Anna Maria Collier Bridget Coyne Bob Crowell Taylor D Agostino Robert Fairman Carole Flood Gertrude Ganczak Sue Grahek Sam Greco Ryan Guerrero (age 17) Tom Harvey Steve Herbst William Hopp Jr. Don Humphries Vi Jasonowicz Bob Kolk Lisa Kolner Kathy Kott Joan Kuthe John H. Landers Dean Lewis Mary Lucas Zacharias Lucas Patty Marshall Owen Patrick McGoldrick Bill Jerry Mele Isabelle Miklius Leo Miklius Kay Miller Jean Nechi Mary Nevera Sally Olinger Nancy Owens Dale Palka Frank Pankanin Paul Philip Polizzi Luca Postiglione Jennie Prudente Joe Raducka Michelle Rohde Dale Schafernak Michala Schauble John Schroeder Matt Schroeder Cole Schwartz Marie Scopa Denise Scranton Charles Sebastyan Patrick Sheehan Harold Simons John Sissulak Joan Skimina Gerard Slania Sarah Smith Emil Solans Ronald Sowizrol Jackie Stevens Betty Theil Martha Todd Kathy Tomusiak Emil Tosch Anna Velez Joe Volpe Scott Wallace Brian Ward Carol Young Mary Young Prayers for Military and Veterans Christopher Blankenship (Private, U.S. Army) Joseph A. Bondi (Korea, U.S. Army) Sgt. Robert E. Brodkorb (U.S. Air Force S.A.C.) Lance Corporal John F. Campe (U.S. Marine Corp) Alan Carlson (U.S. Navy) Sgt. David A. Crouse (U.S.M.C.) Jackie Fairman (U.S. Navy) Captain Kevin Hand (U.S. Air Force) Captain Stephen Hand (U.S. Marine Corp) Louis Kittler (U.S. Navy) John Klaas (Retired Captain, U.S. Navy) Colonel James F. Kott (U.S. Air Force) Colonel Marilyn H. Kott (U.S. Air Force) John H. Landers (U.S. Air Force) Joseph S. Lapetina (U.S. Navy) William Leap (Vietnam, U.S. Army) Patrick Malackowski (U.S. Air Force) Deacon Steve Norys (U.S. Navy) Jim Olinski (Vietnam, U.S. Army) Cas Paprocki (U.S. Army) Deacon Lou Riccio (Korea, U.S. Army) Captain Louis J. Schager,Jr. (U.S. Navy) John Sellinger (U.S. Air Force) Colonel Daniel Joseph Settergren (U.S. Air Force) Adolf Stransky (Vietnam, U.S, Navy) Phil Urban (WWII, U.S. Air Force) Lee Urbasic (Korea, U.S. Army Artillery) Ron Willer (Vietnam, U.S. Army) Lt. Matthew Zak (U.S. Navy Pilot) May God Hold Them in the Palm of His Hand... Page 6 Please Pray For Those Who Have Died Glen Lazar, Michael Setze Ecumenical Progress Marks 500th Anniversary of the Reformation The Very Rev. Thomas A. Baima, vicar for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago, and the Rev. Dr. Lowell G. Almen, co-chair of the U.S. Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogue, will present perspectives on the journey of Lutherans and Catholics that began in conflict 500 years ago at the time of the Reformation and in recent years is leading to reconciliation that effects the broader Christian church. The event, From Conflict to Communion: Catholic and Lutheran Perspectives, will be held at Our Saviour s Lutheran Church, 1234 N. Arlington Heights Rd., on Saturday, February 25, from 9:30-11:15 a.m. The occasion will include a short prayer service, opportunity for questions from the audience, and refreshments. The event is free and open to the general public. Our Stewardship 2/5/17 Basket Online Total 2/12/17 Basket Online Total Year Actual $ 27,568 $ 4,451 $ 32,019 $ 20,840 Pending Year Prior 2/7/16 $ 20,526 $ 2,398 $ 22,924 2/14/16 $ 19,780 $ 2,518 $ 22,298 2018 Mass Book The 2018 Mass Book will be available for Mass Intentions starting Saturday, February 25, Please bring whatever palms you would like to dispose of to the church and they will be burned for use on Ash Wednesday. A receptacle is located at the back of church. Mass Intentions Monday, February 20 6:30 a.m. Priest s Intention 8:00 a.m. Bill Conforti Deacon Richard & Kathie Pizzato Tuesday, February 21 6:30 a.m. Deceased Members of the McGivney-Torp Families Family 8:00 a.m. Phillip Quattrocchi Mary Ellis Wednesday, February 22 6:30 a.m. Bill Conforti Friends 8:00 a.m. Mary Walsh Catherine Buescher Thursday, February 23 6:30 a.m. Special Intention for Mary 8:00 a.m. Maureen Mullane Euler Family Friday, February 24 6:30 a.m. For Parishioners 8:00 a.m. Nancy Miklius Lynn Salvetti Saturday, February 25 8:00 a.m. Dominic Vitucci / Louis Gazda 5:00 p.m. Gwendolyn Jones Family Sunday, February 26 7:00 a.m. John Olday Family 8:30 a.m. Sanctity of All Human Life Respect Life Ministry 10:00 a.m. For Parishioners 11:30 a.m. Maureen Mullane / Elizabeth Sullivan / Ann Pellegrini / Nancy Miklius World Day of Prayer Breakfast Friday, March 3, at 9:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 123 N. Plum Grove Road, Palatine. All are welcome to join the church women United in Northwest Cook County. Reservations are $5.00. Please contact Nancy Duel, by February 24th for reservations. Readings for the Week Monday: Sir 1:1-10; Ps 93:1-2, 5; Mk 9:14-29 Tuesday: Sir 2:1-11; Ps 37:3-4, 18-19, 27-28, 39-40; Mk 9:30-37 Wednesday: 1 Pt 5:1-4; Ps 23:1-3a, 4-6; Mt 16:13-19 Thursday: Sir 5:1-8; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Mk 9:41-50 Friday: Sir 6:5-17; Ps 119:12, 16, 18, 27, 34, 35; Mk 10:1-12 Saturday: Sir 17:1-15; Ps 103:13-18; Mk 10:13-16 Sunday: Is 49:14-15; Ps 62:2-3, 6-9; 1 Cor 4:1-5; Mt 6:24-34 Page 7 St. Theresa Parish Lenten Mission Pivotal People of the Bible Men - Women - Communities Between the world that is and the world that will be we struggle to find a place to rest. You are not alone in your situation. Come find out how others have faced the storm and found peace. April 3, 4, 5 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. St. Theresa Church, 455 N. Benton Street, Palatine Presented by: Greg Kozak, Mary Keenley, and Fr. Tim Fairman Greg Kozak has received both a Masters in Divinity and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the University of St. Mary of the Lake. He is married and has two teenaged children. He is currently the VP of R&D and Innovation, and the CIO at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He has given talks, retreats, and missions throughout the Archdiocese as well as New Zealand and Australia Mary Keenley is currently principal of St. Theresa School. Mary received a BA from Northwestern University and MA from Northeastern Illinois University. Mary previously taught history, theology, and philosophy at The Willows Academy. She is passionate about uniting history and theology and understanding the historical roots of Scripture. Ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1988, Fr. Tim is currently pastor of St. Theresa Parish in Palatine. He previously served as pastor at St. Bede Parish in Ingleside. He received a Masters in Divinity and a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the University of St. Mary of the Lake. He has participated in a 30 day retreat based on the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius and engaged in a 10 week retreat program at the Redemptorist Retreat House in Tucson, AZ. 4 p.m. Ministries PARISH COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS Parish Pastoral Council: Leo Miklius Board of Specified Jurisdiction (School Board): Tom Paar Finance Council: Jerry Sara Religious Education Board: Carl Siemianowki BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY / MINISTERS OF CARE TO THE SICK Deacon Stephen Norys, ext. 110 EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS and ALTAR SERVERS Marie Paul, x. 119 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, HOLY GHOST COUNCIL 2nd Monday of month at 7:30 p.m., Lower Dolan Center Jim M. Arns, LECTORS Liz Englbrecht and Carol Oswald MARIAN ROSARY and MASS Mondays at 7:00 p.m., Church MUSIC MINISTRY Laura Kutscher, x. 114 OUR LADY of FATIMA DEVOTIONS First Saturday of month after the 8:00 a.m. Mass CHARISMATIC PRAYER GROUP Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., Pauline Center; Deacon Lou Riccio PADS Ministry LouAnn Hayes Ministry of Care The Ministry of Care office is the central point in our parish community for outreach, resources and referrals. Deacon Stephen Norys, Coordinator Food Pantry Collection For Feb Most needed: Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Laundry Detergent, Apple Sauce, Mayo, Hamburger Helper Thank You Football Raffle and Winner! Thank you to all of the parishioners who purchased raffle tickets for a chance to win up to $5,000. The winning ticket was drawn by Fr. Tim on Super Bowl Sunday. The winning ticket was purchased by the Carnel family. The Carnel family has four students at St. Theresa School. There is no doubt of their belief in a Catholic school education, especially the Catholic education that St. Theresa School provides. Let us continue to be thankful for St. Theresa School and Parish. REACH (Special Religious Education for Adults) Deacon Rich and Kathie Pizzato RESPECT LIFE life, Maria Goldstein, 1st Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m., Pauline Center ST. THERESA WOMEN S CLUB Annie Meersman SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT de PAUL Last Monday of month, 7:00 p.m., Pauline Center WEDDING REHEARSAL MINISTRY Beverly Zak YOUTH MINISTRY LIFT Nancy Brinckerhoff, Kathy Ferry, Maureen Ross, Rev. Matthew Jamesson YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY CROSSWAYS Carmen Maiorano, Michelle Mammarella, Rev. Matthew Jamesson Attention all St. Theresa Liturgical Ministries!!!!! We will be having a day of formation on Saturday, March 4 th following the 8:00 a.m. Mass. This will include all Extraordinary Eucharist Ministers of Holy Communion, Music Ministry, Lectors, Ushers, Wedding, Hospitality, Sacristan, Baptism and Greeters. This day of formation is also open to anyone who may be interested in joining one of our liturgical ministries. Page 10 To register, go to Page 11 FORMATION AND TRAINING FOR New Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist Presenter: Fr. Ron Gollatz When: Saturday, March 18, 2017 Where: St. Joseph Parish 121 E. Maple Ave., Libertyville, Il The workshop will be held in the Koenig Center. The entrance is between the parish office and the school, recessed back from the street. Time: 8:30 AM Registration 9:00-Noon Training Workshop This preparation session will focus on: The Ministry of Eucharist: Our Baptismal Call to Ministry A Theology of Eucharist as Celebrated in the Roman Catholic Tradition Rooted in scripture and the early Church, through the Second Vatican Council Historical aspects of our celebration of Eucharist in practice and devotion. Review of the Liturgy of the Eucharist and how our ministry as EOM s fits Questions and Answers To Register: Go to Questions? Contact Sue Matousek at A follow up session will take place in your parish that will include a practicum on the particular practices for distribution of the Eucharist. This training meets the Archdiocesan requirements for mandation or remandation. Proclaiming the Word LECTOR TRAINING (THIS TRAINING IS FOR NEW MINISTERS ONLY) Lectors have a critical role in the celebration of the Mass. Because lectors proclaim not just any word, but the word of God, it is essential that they develop the skills required to communicate God s message competently. Through the use of voice, eye contact and personal presence lectors help God s Word come alive for the assembly. This training will provide the skills and self-confidence needed for those who wish to become lectors in their own parish. Open to adults and high school students. WHERE: St. Joseph Parish 121 E. Maple Ave., Libertyville, Il The workshop will take place in the Loughery Room of the Koenig Center. The entrance is between the parish office and the school, recessed back from the street. WHEN: Saturday, March 18, :30 registration, 9:00 a.m. 12:00 workshop PRESENTER: Maureen Evers, Pastoral Associate, St. Mary of Vernon TO REGISTER: go to Questions? Contact Sue Matousek at Page 12 75,000 Hours of Service Reaching our Parish Goal of 75,000 Service Hours!!! Service Opportunity in the Community Palatine High School (PHS) and Young Heart for Life (YH4L) will be offerig a free cardiac screening for any current PHS student (with parent consent) on February 23rd. In order to make this PHS-sponsored event successful, PHS is looking for parent/ community volunteers. At least 120 parent/community volunteers are needed to help provide ECG screenings to the students at Palatine High School on February 23, 2017 (to be held throughout the school day). NOTE: All volunteers must attend one of the training sessions held on February 22 (two evening sessions offered: 5:00pm and 7:30pm). If you are interested in volunteering, sign up online: Please remember to log your service hours. It only takes a couple minutes to enter your service hours! If you re having difficulty entering the hours online, please call the Pauline Center for a form to capture your efforts and we will enter the hours for you. Please spend a little time in the Little Way! Questions: Enter Hours: Corporal Work of Mercy: Give Alms to the Poor Donate money to organizations that have the ability to provide support and services for those in need. Do research and find organizations that put people in need first, rather than profit. Skip the morning latte and put that money in the collection basket at church. ST. THERESA TRIVIA In 1877, when Thérèse was just four years old, a tragedy struck the Martin family which would have a profound effect on Thérèse's character and personality; what was it? Answer to the previous question: As a small child, Thérèse was a model of patience, meekness, and obedience...false. Thérèse s mother's letters describe the terrible tantrums which Thérèse could throw when she
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