THIS WEEK IN OUR PARISH
1:30 p.m. Kyser/Nordstrom Wedding
4:00 p.m. St. Mary Parishioners
11:30 a.m. John & Ellen Kustron
3:00 p.m. Procession & Benediction
7:00 p.m. Bingo
MONDAY May 30, Memorial Day
Tb. 1:3, 2:1a-8; Mk. 12:1-12
9:00 a.m. Deceased of the Murphy & Leger
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer & Rosary
8:30 a.m. Tom Weldon
8:30 a.m. Joe Manns
1:15 p.m. Young at Heart
12:30 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration
5:00 p.m. Evening Prayer
5:30 p.m. Benediction
SATURDAY June 4, Vigil Mass
4:00 p.m. Sharon Watkins Spraggins
11:30 a.m. St. Mary Parishioners
1:00 p.m. Spring Sports Banquet
7:00 p.m. Bingo
Refresh them Lord, with your healing grace.
Nursing Home: Catherine Hausberger, John Heider
At Home: Diane Carrick, Frankie Carrick, Roberta Cataline, Josephine Calabro, Marie Ebelberger, Sondra Fisher-Goodwin, Judy Hall, Marilyn Hilsheimer, Henrietta Koch, Mary Ann Koch, Rick Shawver, Millie Veit.
This Sunday, May 29th St. Mary parish in German Village will have our annual Corpus Christi procession through the streets of German Village. Every one is invited and encouraged to experience this form of respect and devotion for the True Presence of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament. Adoration begins after the 11:30 Mass and continues until the procession forms at 3:00pm. Especially invited are: First Communicants, Neophytes, and Confirmandi.
Jubilee of Anniversaries 2005: All Married Couples celebrating their 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th, 55th, 60th Anniversary and every year thereafter is invited to attend this celebration Sunday, June 12th at St. Andrew Church at 3 PM. Bishop Campbell will celebrate the Mass which will be followed by a reception in the honor of these married couples. Please make your reservation by calling the Family Life Office at 241-2560. Reservations for you and your guests must be made by May 30th.
St. Mary Guide Book – If your phone number, address, or name was wrong in the last directory chances are that it will be wrong again this year if you do not call and make a correction. If you do not want your phone number included please call. Deadline for the new directory is Friday June, 3rd. Please call Cindy at the parish office to make corrections. Thank you.
On Vacation? Find the Catholic Church nearest you at www.Masstimes.org.
LITURGICAL/VOLUNTEER SCHEDULES June 4-5
ALTAR SERVER LECTOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS
4:00 PM J.LaMotte, R.Monds S.Hayes, J.Rees C.Badurina, D.Bosner, M.Detrick, D.Hellmuth
9:00 AM M. DiSabato M.Kelly, S.Martt G.Bowman, E.DiSabato, C.Goodall,
A.Aideyman S.Thibaut, R.Thomas, T.Thomas
11:30 AM A.Minner, M.Badurina T.Martello, S.Perry M.Holleran, S.Holleran, J.Kienle,
J. Lovett, L.Lovett
Coffee & Donuts 6/5: J. & R. Helon. Due to lack of volunteers the Nursery is closed. Call Charisse at 445-9668 to volunteer.
FROM THE PASTOR
Once again, I want to thank everyone for your generous response to St. Mary’s Bishop’s Annual Appeal. As of this writing on Wednesday, we currently have over $112,000 pledged! There is still time for those who have not yet had the opportunity to participate, and we still hope to make our parish goal of $150,000, as this will help us to continue the various ministries of our parish and school.
As you know, this weekend we celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi, the solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. What a tremendous gift the Lord gives to us in the Eucharist! Please join us for our Adoration and Procession. After the 11:30 Mass we will have the opportunity for Adoration until 3:00 PM, at which time the procession will begin. We plan to process down 3rd Street and around Schiller Park, then back up 3rd Street to the Church. This is a great way to give public witness to our Catholic faith, so please come if you can!
Please also remember that this coming Friday is a first Friday, so we again will have Adoration following the noon Mass until we begin the Rosary, Evening Prayer, and Benediction at 5:00 PM. Friday is also the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, so it will definitely be a good time to come and pray before the Blessed Sacrament.
As always, I continue to pray for the Lord’s blessing to be with all of us at St. Mary’s.
Sincerely in Christ Jesus,
Cook-out at Fr. Hammond's house! Join the members of the Social Concerns committee for a potluck at the rectory on Monday, June 20 at 6:30 p.m. as we celebrate our successes and plan for the future. RSVP by June 13 to Julie Graham-Price, 444-5409 or email@example.com. All are welcome!
Saint Mary Parish 80th Annual Homecoming Festival is August 12/13.
Memorial Day Mass will be this Monday at 9am! We look forward to seeing everybody there.
Catholic Youth Summer Camp 2005 Jet Skis, Horseback Riding, Tubing! Can we say more? How about a live band, amazing skits, a reconciliation service like you’ve never seen before! You won’t want to miss out on the best week of your life. You have your pick of weeks: July 24-29th and July 31-August 5th. You can get more information www.seekholiness.com/events or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2005 Diocesan Summer Institute – 10th Anniversary! Join us for theology and air-conditioning the weeks of July 18 and July 25 as we offer 9 exciting new courses! Among the topics: Tour of the Catechism; How to Read and Understand Scripture – A Guide for Catholics; Job and the Mystery of Suffering. For a brochure, call the Ministry Formation Office 241-2544 or go to www.colsdioc.org.
Memorial Day National Moment of Remembrance at 3PM. "On May 30th, 2005, pause at 3:00pm local time for a minute of respectful silence for those who have died in the service of our nation. During that minute, television and radio stations throughout America will air simultaneously a 60-second spot which includes "Taps". Turn on your radio or television to join your fellow Americans in putting Memorial back in Memorial Day."
St. Mary School Notes:
§ Monday Memorial Day, No School
§ Wednesday, June 1, early Dismissal 2 PM.
§ Thursday, 8th Grade Honors Assembly 1:30 p.m.
Finance Corner: The utilities cost for the school is $47,000. Maintenance supplies for the school is $31,200.
Anyone wishing to sponsor a child for the 2005-06 school year please contact Nancy Auer at 445-9668.
Please remember to honor your bingo commitment.