The Family of Our Lady of Loretto

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The Family of Our Lady of Loretto
The Family of Our Lady of Loretto
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 6, 2015
OUR LADY OF LORETTO • HOMETOWN - OAK LAWN
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God Won’t Ask
Dear Parish Family,
As we celebrate Labor Day, I remember that, as a
child, we never started school before this day of
celebration. Now school has already started, in fact,
for most of the students in the middle of August.
But there is so much more to learn and do. And
there is so much for us, as disciples and pupils of
Christ, to learn and do. Our laboring for the Lord
continues; because God is not finished with creation.
Through our labors, and guided by the Spirit, the
Lord continues to bring creation to completion. He
continues to build his kingdom on earth through us.
God is not finished with us either. Through Jesus,
our Savior, God labors to make us holy reflections
and images of Christ’s goodness and holiness.
This work of the Lord, as the saying goes, “is a labor
of love.” It is a labor in which we all have been chosen to participate. It is not always easy to work to
form ourselves and others into images of Christ. But
we believe this work, of building up the kingdom, is
the foundation and reason for all of our other work
and labor.
Thank you for all your labors here at Our Lady of
Loretto. Only through your sacrifice and hard work,
are we able to fulfill our mission to bring the good
news of Christ to our families and friends.
That good news is that Christ makes a difference in
our lives, because your willingness to labor for the
Lord makes a difference. Only when we first take
care of each other’s earthly needs, can we bring the
love of the Lord into the lives of our families and
neighbors.
God won’t ask
what kind of car you drove.
He’ll ask
how many people you drove
who didn’t have transportation.
God won’t ask
the square footage of your house.
He’ll ask
how many people you welcomed into your home.
God won’t ask
about the clothes in your closet.
He’ll ask
how many you helped to clothe.
God won’t ask
what your highest salary was.
He’ll ask
if you compromised your character to obtain it.
God won’t ask
what you job title was.
He’ll ask
if you performed your job to the best of your ability.
God won’t ask
how many friends you had.
He’ll ask
how many people to whom you were a friend.
God won’t ask
in what neighborhood you lived.
He’ll ask
how you treated your neighbors.
God won’t ask
about the color of your skin.
He’ll ask
about the content of your character.
God won’t ask
why it took you so long to seek salvation.
He’ll lovingly take you to your mansion in heaven,
and not to the gates of hell.
Sincerely,
Fr. Tom
“
A truly American sentiment
recognizes the dignity of labor and
the fact that honor lies in honest toil.
“
Grover Cleveland
SUNDAY • SEPTEMBER 6, 2015
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News and notes
Grand raffle 2015
500 Club Drawing
The next Early Bird drawing for $250 is September
13th. Tickets are going well - all parishioners received
them through the mail - but if you need more to sell
(God Bless You!!...plus there’s a $500 selling prize for
the 1st prize drawing) they’re available after weekend
Masses and at the rectory during business hours.
Next two drawings - September 12th for $500
Thank you for your support!
Academy of Our Lady /Longwood Reunion
Did you graduate from the Academy of Our Lady/
Longwood in a year ending in 0 or 5? If so, your class will
receive a special salute at the All School Reunion 2015 on
Saturday, October 17th, 5:30-7:30 at the Oak Lawn Hilton. Tickets are $50 ($55 after Oct. 13th). Proceeds will
assist the Alumnae Office. On Oct. 17th, at 10:30 am,
alumnae may visit the former campus (now the Chicago
International Charter School, Longwood Campus) for a
prayer service at the Lourdes Grotto, followed by a tour
of the school. Reservations are required for the evening
reunion, but not for the campus visit. For more information, call the A.O.L. Alumnae Office, 773-445-2300 or
visit www.AOLAlumnae.com.
Mercy Reunion
The 2015 Mercy H.S. Reunion will be held on October
3rd at the Doubletree Hotel in Alsip. Contact Julian Ryan
at 708-744-8000 for info/reservations.
Steak Fry
You’re invited to the Hometown VFW for a Steak Fry
Dinner on Saturday, September 12th, 3:30-7 pm. Cost is
$12. Come out for a great steak dinner cooked just for
you by our own veterans!
‘tis the Season
Flu shots will be available at Hometown VFW on Saturday, September 12th, from 2-5 pm. They will be administered by Jewel-Osco pharmacist, and are covered by
Medicare/Medicaid & most insurance plans (if not covered cost is $29.99).
Tickets are $25 each, or 5 for $100. The Raffle will
take place on Sunday, October 4th. 1st prize is
$6500, 2nd prize is $2000 and 3rd prize is $1000.
This is the parish’s big fund raiser
and we appreciate your generosity in advance.
Our Autumn Harvest Mass will be celebrated at 10:30
am ‘under the tent’ on Sunday, October 4th. Continue
to enjoy the day by joining us for a Harvest Brunch following Mass in the parish
hall. Brunch tickets: adults - $10, children
under 12 years of age - $5. There will be a
cash bar. Tickets are available at the rectory.
9/11 Memorial Service
Hometown’s Annual 9/11 Memorial Service will take
place at Our Lady of Loretto Church on Thursday,
September 10th.
The service will begin promptly at
7:30 pm. Please join us to honor the
sacrifice of so many.
Religious Education begins September 13th
From 9:30 to 11:00 am
Children gather in Church before class
Parent Meeting and Open House
September 20th at 9:30 am
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THOSE TO SERVE AT LITURGY ON
LEMEMEMEMSS-
SEPTEMBER
April 13
12 & 13
5 PM SAT.
SAT
8:30AM SUN.
SUN
11:15 AM SUN.
SUN
S. Postregna
L. Kurysz
G. Companio
G. Slade
H. Reinheimer
B. Kozlowski
E. Postregna
L. Kapovich
M. Pannaralla
T. Mandel
P. Sulick
T. Kramer
D. chillman
D. Campos
D. Heitz
L. Gutchewsky
N. Jeffrey
B. Thome
L. Thome
L. Wendt
S. Parks
Sunday Readings for September 13th
First reading: Isaiah 50:5-9a
Second reading: James 2:14-18
Gospel: Mark 8:27-35
Peter Claver
was a priest
who spent most of
his life serving
black slaves
in Columbia.
His feast day is
September 9th.
Loving God,
give strength and protection to all
who struggle with illness of any kind.
Gerard Oblazny
Jerry Petka
Phil Chaput
Christine Senics
Minnie Abel
Mary Bridgeman
Bob Bridgeman
Alex Wlazo
Mass Intentions
Sunday, September 6th
8:30 - Virginia and Patricia Kwiatkowski
James and Marge Donovan
Lillian Cabala
11:15 - David Brown
Claudia Williams
Janet Steele
Monday, September 7th
Labor Day
8:15 - People of the Parish
Tuesday, September 8th
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
8:15 - Purgatorial Society
Joe Kapusta
Wednesday, September 9th
St. Peter Claver
8:15 - James Donovan, Sr.
Thursday, September 10th
8:15 - Lu Law
Friday, September 11th
8:15 - Jim Knight and children
Saturday, September 12th
8:15 - Alberto Florez
Karen Petka
Virginia and Tim Burns
5 PM - Lillian Cabala
Pat and Bill Brown
Mary Ruzich
Sunday, September 13th
8:30 - Mary and Donna Forbes
People of the Parish
11:15 - Irene and Herman Heyse
Russell Davis
Donna Kenah
Promise of Marriage
II~ Garret Flavin and Lauren Leyendecker
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Aug. 31, 2014
Received:
Collected:
- the week ahead -
Aug. 30, 2015
$3,584.00
+ACH transmissions:
Mon. Sept. 7 Have a Safe and Happy Labor Day!
(Rectory office closed)
Tue. 8th
Youth Group meets 7 pm
Guild Board Committee 6:30 pm
Men’s CHRP, 7pm
Wed. 9th
SPRED/adults
Thu. 10th
Holy Hour, Mackin Chapel, 4-5 pm
To Teach Who Christ Is - 6:30 pm
AA mtg., rm. 115, 7:30 pm
‘9/11’ Memorial, church, 7:30 pm
Sat. 12th
Bingo - doors open 4 pm
Sun. 13
* RE classes begin
“Early Bird” Raffle drawing
$3,387.00
600.00
$3,987.00
Year-to-Date Figures
$44,279.00
$43,506.00
Thank you for your support.
Drop-in or mail-in form for the 500 Club ticket.
500 Club
Name ______________________________________
Address ________________________________________
Phone ______________________________________
Ticket Money ($5/per ticket)
Return to the rectory before the drawing dates!
FOR YOUR INFORMATION:
WEEKEND MASSES:
5 p.m. Saturday - 8:30 and 11:15 a.m. Sunday
WEEKDAY MASSES:
8:15 a.m. - Monday thru Saturday
RECONCILIATION: 4 - 4:45 p.m. on Saturday
HOLY HOUR: Thursdays - 4 p.m. in the Mackin Chapel
BAPTISMS and WEDDINGS: Please call the rectory office for information at 708-424-7471 (8:30 am to 4 pm)
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: Classes for Kindergarten thru 8th grade are Sundays, 9:30-11:00 a.m.
Reconciliation is received in 2nd grade, First Communion is received in 3rd grade and Confirmation is received in
8th grade. Call the RE office for more information at 499-0832.
BINGO: "B" Building, Saturdays, 6:30; doors open 4 pm
PARISH ORGANIZATIONS
Parish Transformation Committee
Bereavement Committee
Ministers of Care
Rev. Thomas S. Cabala, Pastor
Jackie Watt, Parish Secretary
Patti Washkevich, Bulletin Editor
Phone: 708-424-7471
PARISH STAFF
Women’s Guild
Men’s Club
Sr. Julia Lydon, CND, Pastoral Associate
Mrs. Marianne Powers, Catechetical Leader
Steve Kittler, Music Director, Parish Office
OUR LADY OF LORETTO PARISH
8925 South Kostner Ave. - Hometown, Illinois, 60456
A Roman Catholic community,
embracing the gospel of Christ,
www.ourladyloretto.com

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