May 24, 2015 Pentecost Sunday
The weekly bulletin of
SAINT MARGARET MARY 2324 W. Chase Ave. • Chicago, IL 60645 PASTORAL STAFF Pastor, Rev. James Barrett Residents, Rev. Harold Murphy Michael Okoro, C.S.Sp. Deacon, Michael Neba Accountant, Jim Masini RE Co-ordinator, Cynthia Splatt School Principal, Laurie Konicek Pastoral Council Chairpersons, Lenore Kanary & Cookie Krupa Director of Music, Steve Burke
Weekend Saturday 4:00 pm Sunday 8:30 am & 10:30 am 10:00 am Family Mass in Colletti Hall (On the Third Sunday of the Month) Weekday Monday-Friday 7:00 & 8:45 am Saturday 8:45 am
RECONCILIATION Saturdays from 3:00-3:30 pm. An appointment can also be made by calling one of the priests.
OFFICES Rectory (773) 764-0615 2324 W. Chase Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00 am-12:00 pm & 1:00-5:00 pm School (773) 764-0641 7318 N. Oakley Website: www.smmschool.com Activity Center (773) 338-4144 7341 N. Claremont St. Vincent DePaul Society (773) 764-0615, ext. 27
From Fr. Hal Murphy’s Desk
“BLESSED ARCHBISHOP OSCAR ROMERO” Saturday, May 23rd, Pope Francis beatified Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador. Pat Marrin, the editor of a Catholic publication, Celebration, wrote an article about the Archbishop pointing out his influence on Pope Francis. Here are a few excerpts from Mr. Marrin’s article which may help us understand the importance of the martyred Archbishop for the universal Church. “On March 20, 1980, Archbishop Romero, standing at the altar in a small hospital chapel, was shot and killed by a military sniper. He gave his life as a good shepherd for his flock in a time of persecution. He modeled what a bishop looks like in a church committed to justice for the poor. Romero’s death and the baptism of blood endured by the people of El Salvador during its 12 year civil war (1980-92) have larger implications for the universal Church...Pope Francis’ determination to advance Romero’s cause for sainthood recognizes this witness.” “For Romero, the Incarnation meant that the life, death and resurrection of Jesus are a present reality, the engine of history, active in each generation. As the Good Shepherd lays down his life for his flock, so Romero chose to die with his beloved poor rather than compromise the Gospel… Once Romero had decided to challenge El Salvador’s wealthy families backed by the military, his fate was joined to the poor majority. (At the 1968 meeting of Latin American bishops at Medellin, Columbia, the phrase “God’s option for the poor” first entered official Church teachings.)” “Romero’s term as Archbishop (1977-1980) became a three year martyrdom of vilification and constant death threats… Pope Francis has insisted that real solidarity with the poor in their struggle in shaping the future for the entire human family is essential to the Church’s mission of evangelization. Pope Francis wants a living Church open to God’s surprises. This is what enables us to resolve the apparent paradoxes of joining mercy to justice, love to truth, ideals to reality…” Pat Marrin concludes his article with this comment for all of us: “It will take a committed universal Church to alter the direction of history toward a more just, sustainable future. Romero and the people of El Salvador gave their lives for such a Church, and Pope Francis seems determined to invite all of us to be a part of it.” Blessed Oscar Romero, pray for all of us.
School Corner 6TH GRADE
T h a n k Yo u f o r Yo u r Generosity
The 6th grade is gearing up to go to Camp Duncan! YMCA Camp Duncan gives children a safe environment to overcome challenges like mastering the climbing wall or hitting their first bull’s eye at Archery. The cabin experience shows children how to live cooperatively by sharing chores and respecting each other’s differences. The students will participate in the following classes: Bubble Mania, IExplore, Night Hike, Outdoor Adventure Survival, and Terrific Trees. The students are eager to explore, experience and engage the great outdoors!
COLLECTION REPORT May 17, 2015 Sunday Envelope Budget .......................................... $8,942.00 Sunday Envelope Actual ........................................... $4,379.11 Loose Money ............................................................... $1,286.66 Total Collection ........................................................... $5,665.77 Variance .................................................................... ($3,276.23) Weekly Budget Amount Envelopes Used ..................................................................... 148
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO PARISHIONERS CELEBRATING BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK! Alejandro Carpintero (5/25) Arthur Hermann *5/25) Vanessa Jordan (5/25) Alex Kosyla (5/25) Cookie Krupa (5/25) Jacqueline Schwind (5/25) Jonathan Cummings (5/26) Karrie Jeffris (5/26) Teresa Kuhn (5/26)
Manuel Marasigan (5/28) Marie Schmid (5/28) Anthony Guth, Jr. (5/29) Rumelia Lodhia (5/29) Sean McGuire (5/29) Regina Cavey (5/30) Mary Flammang (5/30) Emmanuel Luciano (5/30) Jeanette McGowan (5/30)
Julie Lawrence (5/26) Emmanuel Nwatah (5/26) Linda Piotrowicz (5/26) Huong Lam (5/27) Rey Madayag (5/27)
Lucy Nieds (5/30) Michael Feldheim (5/31) Max Melgarejo, Jr. (5/31) Jude Okpala (5/31) Francie Stauffer (5/31)
CATHOLIC CHARITIES EVENTS 42ND SENIOR UNITY MASS, JUNE 4 Catholic Charities invites all senior citizens to the mass which will be at 10 am on Thursday, June 4th. This free event includes a social gathering and hot luncheon immediately following mass in the basement cafeteria of Holy Family Church, 1080 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago. We have only 350 places for the luncheon, available on a first come, first serve basis, so please RSVP for lunch ASAP by calling Megan Fry at 312-655-7425 or by email [email protected]
Free parking for cars and buses is available in the lot next to the church. DIAMONDS ARE FORVER BOUTIQUE & LUNCHEON, JUNE 18 Catholic Charities North Regional Services presents the Inaugural Diamonds Are Forever Boutique & Luncheon at the Westmoreland Country Club, 2601 Old Glenview Rd., Wilmette. The shopping boutique begins at 11am and concludes at 2pm. Luncheon is served at noon, highlighted by a Tennis & Golf Fashion Show. Reservations are $60 per person. Tables of ten are $500 if reserved by Friday, May 29th, or $600 after May 29th. For more information contact Karen Daniels at 847-376 -2121 or [email protected]
Register online at www.catholiccharities.net/diamonds.
Pa r i s h & C o m m u n i t y E v e n t s
EXERCISE CLASS meets in the Activity Center on Tuesdays & Fridays from 9:30am to 10:30am. For more information, call Ria at 773-465-1734. BOY SCOUT TROOP 923 Come join the fun! Boys aged 11 and up are welcome to join Troop 923. We meet every Tuesday from 7:00 to 9pm in the Rectory Hall. Contact us by email at [email protected]
or by voicemail at 312-772-4923.
Looking for a different kind of summer camp? Camp PlayA-Lot is an action-packed summer program with a leadership focus. Students entering preschool through 8th grade are welcome to join us for a summer full of sports, drama, music, swimming, arts & crafts, field trips, and other exciting activities tailored to build your child’s social skills! Camp location is Rogers School (just west of Western on Jarvis and Washtenaw) Week sessions are available from June 22nd - July 31st. Camp hours are 8:30am - 5:00pm. For more info and to register visit www.campplayalot.us or contact JennJacobs at [email protected]
St. Margaret Mary YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY
HOLY SPIRIT LIFE LEARNING CENTER We are seeking donations of used cell phones and smartphones (regardless of age, condition, or model) until June 5th. At the end of the collection, the cell phones will be picked up by Shelter Alliance and we will receive money for every donated phone. All funds will be used for our Summer Peace Camp for Children and Youth running from June 29th to July 31st. Your support is much appreciated. Phones can be dropped off any time at 2020 W. Morse. We are grateful for your continued support of our ministries.
SMM is starting a young adult ministry! If you are interested in joining the SMM Young Adult Ministry and seeking to deepen your faith in Christ, consider attending the CFC Singles for Christ (SFC) Christian Life program (CLP). CLP will be held on Fridays at 7:00 pm from April 10th to May 29th in SMM Church basement. CLP is free and food will be available. See you there! CLP is an 8 week seminar intended to help us better understand God’s call to us as Christians. For more information, please contact Yvette Malicay, [email protected]
Terry Luciano, [email protected]
Focus on t he Word CYCLES OF FAITH Pentecost Sunday “'Rivers of living water will flow from within him who believes in me.' He said this in reference to the Spirit." Rivers of living water. What does this image make us think of? Something active. Something dynamic and changing, yet constant and dependable. A river with living water is not stagnant; it is not silent, but rather it speaks. This river is not mucky or full of algae. This river is clear, beautiful, refreshing, and life-giving. It draws people to its banks by providing the kind of water that sustains life and the kind of scenery that is a joy to behold. Those who believe in Jesus will be like this river. Through the Spirit of Christ, which first came upon Christian believers at Pentecost and which came upon us at our baptism, we become a source of "living water." Instead of being motionless, dull, murky, unproductive people, we are strengthened by God's power to be dynamic, refreshing, and life-giving. This isn't automatic, however. We must cooperate with the Spirit that has been given to us. Those of us who have received confirmation have been sacramentally gifted with the fullness of the Spirit, but that doesn't mean that the living water is flowing at full speed. As St. Paul wrote in his second letter to Timothy, we need to "stir into flame the gift of God" (1:6). The flame may be there, but if we don't fan it through prayer, virtuous living, spiritual formation, and frequent reception of the sacraments, then it will never burst forth with the full power that it could have. But let us take heart! Even this process of "fanning" is made easier when we call upon the Holy Spirit to help us. For St. Paul reminds us today that "the Spirit too comes to the aid of our weakness." © Liturgical Publications Inc
Readings for the Week of May 24, 2015 Sunday: Vigil: Gn 11:1-9 or Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b or Ez 37:1-14 or Jl 3:1-5/Rom 8:22-27/ Jn 7:37-39 Ext. Vigil: Gn 11:1-9/Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b/ Ez 37:1-14/Jl 3:1-5/Rom 8:22-27/ Jn 7:37-39 Day: Acts 2:1-11/Gal 5:16-25 or 1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13/Jn 15:26-27; 16:12-15 or Jn 20:19-23 Monday: Sir 17:20-24/Mk 10:17-27 Tuesday: Sir 35:1-12/Mk 10:28-31 Wednesday: Sir 36:1, 4-5a, 10-17/Mk 10:32-45 Thursday: Sir 42:15-25/Mk 10:46-52 Friday: Sir 44:1, 9-13/Mk 11:11-26 Saturday: Sir 51:12cd-20/Mk 11:27-33 Next Sunday: Dt 4:32-34, 39-40/Rom 8:14-17/ Mt 28:16-20 ©Liturgical Publications Inc
SACRAMENTS Marriage: Arrangements should be made at least three months in advance.
+Zoe Aemilia McNulty, daughter of Joseph & Mylene (Trino) +Nathaniel Camargo, son of Edgar & Ericka (Chavez) +Nolan Jon Montenegro, son of Luis & Joellen (Teeter) all received new life in the Lord through the waters of Baptism this past weekend. May their parents and godparents be a light to their lives.
Baptisms: On the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month immediately following the 10:30 am mass. Please make arrangements at least one month in advance. Preparation class held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the rectory
R.C.I.A Program/Process for adults interested in the Catholic Faith (Sept.-April). Call the Rectory for information.
NEW PARISHIONERS We welcome our new parishioners and invite them to register at the rectory.
Sunday, May 24 Pentecost 8:30 am Charles Okoye Eleanor Schaefer 10:30 am Paji & Karwala Family (living) Francis D’Souza Monday, May 25 8:45 am Deceased members of SMM Tuesday, May 26 St. Philip Neri 7:00 am Deceased members of SMM 8:45 am Deceased members of SMM Wednesday, May 27 St. Augustine of Canterbury 7:00 am Deceased members of SMM 8:45 am Deceased members of SMM Thursday, May 28 7:00 am Deceased members of SMM 8:45 am Deceased members of SMM Friday, May 29 7:00 am Deceased members of SMM 8:45 am Angela Klein Saturday, May 30 8:45 am Deceased members of SMM 4:00 pm Julio Ugarte Ann Donohue Didier Lubin Kara Grunewald Ann Martin Sunday, May 31 Most Holy Trinity 8:30 am Deceased members of SM 10:30 am Mary Oskorep
SMM serves, prays and celebrates.
Sacristans Monday, May 25 Dale Marland Wednesday, May 27 Alex Luciano Saturday, May 30 Josefina Alvarez
Lectors Saturday, May 30 4:00 pm William Harper & Maureen Varallo Sunday, May 31 8:30 am Richard Schaefer & Janet Murtaugh 10:30 am Leonard Kohl & Kevin Belt
Eucharistic Ministers Saturday, May 30 4:00 pm E. Dudzik, N. Schiller, N. Uribe, D. Cole, C. Schiller, J. Moylan & G. Lindor Sunday, May 31 8:30 am T. Murtaugh, P. Johnson, L. Honda, S. Panza, I. Aguirre & P. & R. Mackin 10:30 am C. Mattson, M. Marren, R. Gagui, G. Potucek, Y. Malicay, K. Conorquie & B. Alban
GARDENING AROUND SMM Last Saturday was our mulch day. It was a perfect day to move and spread over 75 bags of mulch. I would like to first thank Art Hermann for fixing the surrounding pavers of the west rain garden. The pavers have been falling in the last few years, and Art was kind enough to completely restore both the east and west rain garden edging. Next, I would like to thank all who came out to help: Marty Kavanagh, Tina Spinelle, Mike Dixon, Willa Dixon, Priscilla Quinn, Patti Gordon, Lenore Kanary, Cheryl Stanton, Laurie Wiltgen, Angel Johnston, Terry & Patty McTague, Jeff Tournillon, and representing Boy Scout Pack 923, Ryan Madayag and his father, Rey Madayag. You all worked so hard and the efforts certainly show. All of the SMM gardens look amazing! DEVOTION TO THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS EVERY 1ST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH 7:00 PM MASS FELLOWSHIP FOLLOWS AFTER MASS Contact Person: Terry Luciano, 773-677-7347 HEART OF THE SPIRIT PRAYER MEETING EVERY FRIDAY AT 7:30 PM RECTORY HALL
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