SATURDAY, April 28,

     1:00 p.m.  Schwabauer/Mears Wedding

Vigil Mass

     3:00 to 3:30p.m.        Confessions

     4:00 p.m.  Michael Wallace

SUNDAY, April 29, Fourth Sunday of Easter

Acts 13:14, 43-52; Rv. 7:9, 14b-17; Jn. 10:27-30

      9:00 a.m.      Ron Zeller (Hageman baptism)

                            Coffee & Donuts

    11:30 a.m.      St. Mary Parishioners Living & Deceased

     7:00 p.m.  Bingo

MONDAY, April 30, Pius V, pope

Acts 11:1-18; Jn. 10:1-10

  7:50 a.m.  Morning Chapel

   12:00 noon Andrezej & Katarnyze Lewkowicz

                     Confessions immediately after Mass

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

TUESDAY, May 1, Joseph the Worker

Acts 11:19-26; Jn. 10:22-30

   12:00 noon.   John Kenneh

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:00 p.m.  Bible Study

WEDNESDAY, May 2, Athanasius, bishop, doctor

Acts 12:24-13:5a; Jn. 12:44-50

      12:00 noon     Helen Kurguz

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:30 p.m.  RCIA

THURSDAY, May 3, Philip and James, apostles

1 Cor. 15:1-8; Jn. 14:6-14

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary

     6:00 p.m.   Adoration at Corpus Christi

     6:30 p.m.  Mass at Corpus Christi

FRIDAY, May 4,

Acts 9:1-20; Jn. 6:52-59

  7:50 a.m.  Morning Chapel

  9:30 a.m.  Howard Johnson (All School Mass)

      12:00 noon.     Joann Wurdack

     5:00 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Rosary


     1:00 p.m.  Schwabauer/Mears Wedding

Vigil Mass

     4:00 p.m.  Nanette Row

SUNDAY, May 6, Fifth Sunday of Easter

Acts 15:21-27; Rv. 21:1-5a; Jn. 13:31-33a, 34-35

      9:00 a.m.      St. Mary Parishioners Living & Deceased

                            Coffee & Donuts

    11:30 a.m.      Dorothy Brunney

                            (Weisenberger & Youssef baptisms)

     7:00 p.m.  Bingo


Pray for our men and women in uniform

Please remember in your prayers all those who are sick or suffering, especially those homebound or in nursing homes.

Refresh them Lord, with your healing grace.

Nursing Home: Evelyn Spiert.

At Home: Charlie Campbell, Josephine Calabro, Frank Carrick, Fred Courtney, Marie Ebelberger, Sondra Fisher-Goodwin, Julie Graham-Price, Judy Hall, Henrietta Koch, Mary Ann Koch, Rita Redwood, Sophia Grace, Anna Czernik, Tim McManus, Mary Ann Prager, Larry Schwartz.


If you are admitted to a hospital St. Mary’s may not be notified. Please give us a call if you would like a visit. Due to privacy issues no one will be listed in the bulletin sick list unless the person themselves or an immediate family member requests it.

ECO (Electronic Contributions Option) Program is always open for new sign-ups. See the information at the rear of church or call the parish office. ECO –schedule: Weekly; April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27; Bi-weekly: May 6, 20; Monthly May 1 or 15.

Attention All Young Adults: Mark your calendars for Tuesday May 8, 2007 from 7:30-9:00pm.  Young adults from across the diocese are meeting here at St. Mary’s rectory for a social, and a presentation by Father Thomas on “Being Catholic in the Workplace” with discussion and conversation after.  This is a great way to meet other young adults in our parish and diocese and a great way to learn more about our faith.  For more information and to RSVP contact Jason Shanks at or call 445-9668.

4-S Club Ladies Auxiliary Dinner Sunday, April 29, 12 noon to 3:00 p.m. 281 E. Whittier St. Homemade baked lasagna, tossed salad, garlic bread, ice cream for dessert. $7.00 per person, carry-out available, 443-0524. All are invited!

NO CONFESSIONS…will be heard on May 5th or May 26th.

Annual Senior Citizen’s Day with the Bishop! Please join us for the 30th annual diocesan Senior Citizen’s Day Celebration with the bishop on Tuesday, May 8th at St. Catherine Catholic church, 500 S. Gould Rd. The day begins with Mass at 10:30am, followed by lunch and entertainment. To register call the diocesan Office for Social Concerns at 241-2540 by May 1st. Cost is $10.00.



                  DATE          ALTAR SERVER                   LECTOR                       EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS                  

4:00 PM      May 5         S.Regan,                              D.Smeltzer,                   D. & L. Mitchell, F.Melton,                          

                                    J.LaMotte, M.Hayes              S.Hayes                        D.Alexander                                               

9:00 AM      May 6         M.DuVall, A.Price,                 J.Kenneh,                      D. & M. Smigelski, R. & T. Thomas,

                                    T.Carter                                M.K.Oris                        F. & M. Wickham                                       

11:30 AM    May 6         M. Lovett, M.Kise,                 P.Mortimer,                   D.VanHorn, K.Hall, S.Brown, 

                                    A.Bartholomew                     R.Randolph                   D.Kise, M.A.Metnes, K.Hall                        

Coffee & Donuts May 6 – T. & F. Pezzano                           

SOME CLASSES ARE FULL…in our school for next year. Please call the school if you have not yet completed your registration. We give priority of admission to St. Mary’s parishioners.


Dear St. Mary’s, We at South Side Community Ministries Food Pantry, wish to thank you and your parishioners for your recent donation of $747.56 and food.

Your donation helps us provide for our neighbors in need. We appreciate your faithful support!

Sincerely, SSMC Food Pantry

Please join us for the Bethesda Healing Ministry’s Benefit Dinner, Mother of Mothers, on Saturday, May 5, 2007, at St. Andrew Catholic Church. The evening includes Mass, complimentary cocktails and dinner.  The featured speaker will be Mother Mary Assumpta Long, O.P., one of the foundresses of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. There will be an opportunity to make a financial gift. Contact Janet at 846-4919 for details and to make reservations.

Please remember to honor your bingo commitment!

 “How do I make a return to the Lord for all he has done for me.”


OFFERTORY: OFFERTORY: 4/21-22  envelopes    $3,462.00

                                                          loose change         794.00

                                                                  14 ECO         865.00

                                                                      Total     $5,121.00

Eastern Europe                  $201.00

Catholic Times                     $39.00


Bingo deposit April 22nd    $2,246.00

Thank you to those who worked Bingo April 22nd: Dick Hilsheimer, Leo Thurn, Jim Moore, Lisa Peruzzi, Sharyn Perry, Robert Perry, Theresa & David Ellen, Sandy Dunlap, Cari Angelo, Shanisia Ricks. Kitchen: Melissa & Gary Armstrong Collins. Food Donors: Melissa Armstrong.

THERE IS NO BINGO MAY 20so that our faithful volunteers can attend the Gala. As a matter of fact, there may be no more bingo at all if we do not get some more volunteers to donate about three hours a month.

WALK FOR LIFE! Please help support the Pregnancy Decision Health Centers by taking part in the Walk for Life on Saturday, May 12th at 9 A.M. at Genoa Park by COSI. This year, a 5K Run for Life will also be included just before the Walk at 8 A.M.! Each participant will receive a T-shirt regardless of sponsorship level. Additional information, registration and sponsorship is available online at or by calling Kathy Chellis at 443-1001. P.S. If May 12th is not convenient, you may walk anytime, anywhere, even in your own neighborhood!

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: Some young people of the parish will be receiving First Holy Communion at the 4:00 p.m. Mass on May 12th. If you like to avoid crowds, you may wish to worship at one of the morning Masses that weekend.

GALA AUCTION ITEM: A reserved pew on Christmas Eve will be one of the auction items at the Gala. Have you bought your tickets?


St. Mary School Notes…

·       Registration for the 2007-08 school year - grades PK through 8 is underway. If you would like an application or more information about St. Mary School please call the school office at 444-8994.

·       St Mary School Advisory Board (SAB) has one opening for a 3 year term that starts this May.  SAB meets monthly during the school year with Sr. Regina and Fr. Thomas and acts in an advisory capacity. Parish wide elections will be held during Masses the weekend on April 28th and 29th.

·       Grandparents lunch May 8th at 11:00 A.M.

·       May Crowning, May 8th at 12:45 p.m..

ST. LEO and ST. MARY ALUMNI…About 10 sisters of the Joliet Franciscan Community will be joining us for our alumni dinner May 19th after the 4:00 P.M. Mass and for the Gala on the 20th at 5:00 P.M. This year, the sisters of St. Francis centered at Stella Niagara will also be present in good numbers. Use the form below to make a reservation for the informal dinner in the gym Saturday, and use the Gala form to buy tickets for the Sunday event.

I/we will attend the Saturday dinner:


Name            _________________________

Name            _________________________


GALA CHILD CARE MAY 20:  The parish will provide free child care in its pre-school building for parishioners, and school families who will be attending the Gala.  We are sorry that we cannot offer this service to the general public.  To register your children for the child care, fill out the form below and return it before May 10th.

Full name of each child and age.

_______________                     ___________

__________________                      ________

Emergency Phone Number

_____________________ or                                 

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