Jodarius Christy Anthony Frugoli Frank Gambino
A WORD FROM OUR PASTOR
When I think back to my graduation from elementary school, there are only two things that I
remember. First, it was a pleasant, summer evening in early June, and second, I wore a beige
leisure suit. Based on that last piece of information, you can safely assume that I graduated in
the mid 1970s. For those of you too young to remember the 1970s, the leisure suit was a fashion horror visited upon our nation briefly but spectacularly. It was composed of a pair of pants
and a squarely cut jacket with excessive pockets and dramatically wide lapels. It was designed
to be worn without a tie, and that, I suppose, is the one aspect that made the suit leisurely.
Fashion is a ruthless and cyclical beast, so all we can do now is to pray that the leisure suit will
never be resurrected from its place of eternal torment deep in the bowels of Fashion Hell. But on that pleasant, summer evening nigh on 40 years ago, I was stylin'!
I tell you this little bit of personal history so that you can have a laugh at the expense of your pastor, but
also to celebrate and honor our 8th grade graduating class. This coming Monday evening we will hold our
Commencement for our 8th grade, and today at the 9:30 Mass we celebrate their Baccalaureate liturgy. On
both occasions, our graduates wear their caps and gowns -- not a leisure suit as far as the eye can see!
We are very proud of our graduates. This is a very significant milestone in their young lives, and we are
proud of their accomplishments and happy to see them moving forward in life. The next four years of high
school will be years of tremendous learning and growth. Among other things, they will learn to drive, become
old enough to vote in elections, and move on towards college and careers and adulthood.
Today at the 9:30 Mass our parish has the opportunity to celebrate with and honor our graduates. Our
graduates would not have achieved this accomplishment if it were not for you, the people of Divine Infant.
Your support of our school for the past 67 years has made catholic education a possibility for thousands of
children. Throughout the years, the graduates of Divine Infant have gone on to great things in life, and hopefully they have learned one very important lesson. Great things do not come without hard work and sacrifice.
Our students, teachers, parents, staff, and parishioners all participate in that hard
work and sacrifice. Graduation, year after year, is the icon of the fruits of that hard
work and sacrifice. All of you, students, teachers, parents, staff, and parishioners
are to be commended.
So congratulations to our 8th grade graduates. Good luck as you begin high
school. Work hard, succeed, and continue to make us proud. And pray, always
pray, that the leisure suit will forever remain in eternal torment deep in the bowels of
Forget about the days when it's been cloudy,
but don't forget your hours in the sun.
Forget about the times you've been defeated,
but don't forget the victories you've won.
Forget about mistakes that you can't change now,
but don't forget the lessons that you've learned.
Forget about misfortunes you've encountered,
but don't forget the times your luck has turned.
Forget about the days when you've been lonely,
but don't forget the friendly smiles you've seen.
Forget about plans that didn't seem to work out right,
but don't forget to always have a dream.
by Amanda Bradley
ALL SIZES, ALL SHAPES
ALL AGES WELCOME!
Would you like to be an altar server? We need
people to be altar servers for Sunday and weekday
Masses. We are looking for anyone -- teens,
adults, kids (4th grade and up), female, male -- who
would like to be servers. It is fun and easy and a
great way to learn more about and be more involved in the Mass.
We will have training on Sunday 22 June at
10:30am in church. Please sign up on the sheets
in the sacristy and vestibule or simply come to
the training. Thank you!
Catch the fire June 7-8
St. Barbara Parish
4008 Prairie Ave., Brookfield
On Saturday, June 7th, from 9:00 to Noon, at St.
Joseph High School, the Village of Westchester will
hold a Free Fitness Fair to kick off summer called
Get Out And Play Day!
It is a morning of fun and fitness activities for all
ages, with many local organizations and businesses
Vill ag e W ebsite
www.westchester-il.org for more information and
COME JOIN US!
Mass and lighting of fire: 5:00 pm Saturday
Eucharistic Adoration: 6:00 pm Sat. to 6:30
Reconciliation: 7:00 to 10:00 pm.
Eucharistic Praise & Worship Music: 9:00 to
Outside bonfire through the night
Morning Prayer: 6:45 am Sunday
A NIGHT TO INSPIRE
St. Joseph High School is proud to announce that
we will host A Night to Inspire event that will celebrate and enrich the arts at St. Joseph High School
on Wednesday, June 18th at St. Joseph High
School Theatre at 6:00 pm.
The program for the event is quite impressive and
will feature performances from…Linda Clifford, FiveTime Grammy Nominated Artist; Shelley MacArthur,
Chanteuse Extraordinaire; Rodrick Dixon, Internationally acclaimed Operatic Tenor; Alfreda Burke,
Internationally acclaimed Operatic Soprano; Suzanne Palmer, Four-Time Gold Record Recording
Artist; Ron Hawking, Award Winning Chicago Entertainer; members of The City Lights Orchestra conducted by Rich Daniels …along with appearances
from alumni and students of St. Joseph High School!
If you are unable to attend, but would still like to
support the arts at St. Joseph, please consider making a donation to the St. Joseph Performing Arts
Scholarship Fund. There are also sponsorship opportunities available.
Tickets are $125.00 for VIP (include pre & post
show receptions) and $100.00 for show & postshow tickets. To order tickets, make a donation, obtain a sponsorship, or receive more information,
please contact Stephanie Morton at 708 562-7488 or
We hope to see you on June 18!
JOIN THE MINISTRY OF CONSOLATION
Each of us has experienced the loss of a loved
one and understands how difficult that journey can
be. We all need time to heal and to become whole
once again. When a member of Christ’s family dies,
the Church intercedes, because we believe that
death is not the end and our bond with our loved one
is not broken. A little help in the form of a letter, article or telephone call can bring great comfort to
someone and assure them they are not alone.
The Ministry of Consolation is designed to walk
along with people who are mourning the death of a
loved one. Being a minister to the bereaved is very
rewarding and can really help grieving members of
our Divine Infant family. There is not a lot of work
involved and you can do this in the comfort of your
own home. If you would like to help out in this ministry or want any information, please call Dr. Claudia
Dado, Coordinator 708 865-8071, ext. 304.
SOLEMNITY OF THE ASCENSION
June 1, 2014
Divine Infant has a proud tradition of providing its
students with a quality Catholic education for over
fifty years. Our fundraisers help us keep this valuable education affordable for our current and future
families. Here are four ways your everyday tasks
can help our school:
Target Stores: Take Charge of Education
It’s called Take Charge of Education®, and it’s
helping our school right now.
Here’s how it works: Visit Target.com/tcoe or call
800 316-6142 to designate our School (Divine Infant
Jesus School), and then use your RED card whenever you shop. When you use your RED card®
(Target Credit Card®, Target Debit Card® or Target® Visa® Credit Card), Target® will donate up to
1% of your purchases to Divine Infant Jesus
Learn more at Target.com/redcard or stop in a
Target store to apply.
Box Tops for Education
Look for the Box Top coupon on hundreds of participating products. Each is worth 10¢ for our school!
All those Box Tops really add up! Visit boxtops4education.com for more information.
1. Buy your favorite Box Tops products every time
2. Cut out the Box Top from each package.
3. Send your Box Tops to school with your child or
drop them off in the container labeled "Box Tops"
in the vestibule of the Church.
4. Divine Infant Jesus School gets cash for every
Box Top collected to help buy the things it needs
Labels for Education®
Labels for Education® is a fun and easy program
where families and members of our community work
together towards a common goal — “Earn Free
Stuff” for our school!
By collecting UPCs and beverage caps/sauce
caps from over 2,500 participating products, our
school earns points that can be redeemed. Drop
them off in the container in the vestibule of the
Church. Visit www.labelsforeducation.com to learn
The Funding Factory (Cell Phone and Ink Recycling)
You may have noticed a recycling bin for inkjet
cartridges, toner cartridges, cell phones, and small
electronics in the vestibule of the Church. Every
qualifying item we collect and recycle has a cash
value that we receive and use to support our
school. So, don’t throw it away, let’s put that to good
OVER 50 CLUB
Our June meeting will be held on
the 11th. Come join us for our Annual Box Lunch Picnic. Doors will
open at 11:30 am and lunch at noon.
Tickets are available. You will have
your choice of Ham, Turkey or Italian
Sub. Members: $8,00 and Guests
$9.00. You may call Ruth at 708-9479020 no later than June 4th to obtain a ticket. No exceptions will
This is our last meeting until
September. Read the bulletin
and newspaper for upcoming
There is a Casino trip planned
for July 1, 2014 to Four Winds.
More information in future bulletin. Call Marianne at 708 5623766 as soon as possible to secure a reservation.
If you have any questions please call Corrine at
708 531-9496. I hope you all have an enjoyable
TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION
In the Easter season until now, we have heard
accounts of the Risen Lord’s appearances to his disciples, sometimes individually, but most often when
they are assembled together, and very often at
Now they are faced with the mystery of the Lord’s
disappearance from their sight, coupled with a deepening awareness of his constant presence. We recall the days when the church took shape from the
quality of relationships forged among the first disciples through their following of Christ. From then on,
they are meant to be the sign of Christ’s presence in
the world. As we, the baptized, gather week by
week, we too are shaped into a sacrament of God’s
justice for the world. Like the first disciples, we too
are “works in progress,” unfinished works of art.
Many of us are splashed with water at the beginning of Mass in this season, an effective and refreshing wake-up call for us to engage ever more
fully with our baptism. We are nearing the end of
ninety days of renewal. Lent and Easter are drawing
to a rousing close. Has Christ “Eastered” in you yet?
—Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch
DIVINE INFANT MEN’S CLUB
62nd ANNUAL GOLF OUTING
George Breneisen Memorial
Friday, June 13th
Bloomingdale Golf Club
181 N Glen Ellyn Rd, Bloomingdale, IL 60108
1:30 Shotgun Start
(hot dog lunch @ check-in, greens fees, cart, & feast on our
all-you-can-eat bar-b-que ribs & chicken dinner buffet)
RESERVATIONS: Bob Eisenhart 708 254-9059
All reservations must be made, and paid for, no later than Saturday, June 7th.
Don't miss the opportunity to advertise your company or service before
Call Patrick Casey at 708 804-9556 for Tee Sponsorships or make out
your $100.00 check payable to "D.I. Men’s Club" and mail your company
Divine Infant Men’s Club
c/o Patrick Casey
1601 Newcastle Avenue
Westchester, IL 60154
WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER
Support the Church's Initiative on
marriage! Couples who attend Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends not
only rediscover the joy, intimacy and romance in their relationships, but also become more active in their parish. Together, we are making marriages, families and our
Church stronger & healthier.
Do you feel the presence of the Holy Spirit in your
marriage? Enrich your marriage at an upcoming
Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend on June 20
-22, 2014 or August 8-10, 2014 or October 10-12,
2014, all at Burr Ridge, IL. Early registration is highly
recommended. For reservations/information, call Jim
& Kris at 630-577-0778 or contact us through http://
Summer Day of Reflection
Breathing Under Water:
Spirituality and the Twelve
Join us for a quiet day of reflection based on the
book of the same name by Franciscan priest Richard Rohr. In his book, Fr. Rohr connects the Gospel
and the Twelve Steps making both relevant to all
Christians. Richard Rohr says "...the foundational
ways that I believe Jesus and the Twelve Steps of
Spirituality are saying the same thing but with different vocabulary: We suffer to get well. We surrender
to win. We die to live. We give it away to keep it."
Come together with others for a day that will prove
to be a wonderful day of prayer and sharing on this
early summer day. This program is open to all
women and men of faith.
DATE/TIME: 6/28/14; Saturday 9am - 2pm
LOCATION: Mayslake Ministries, 718 Ogden Ave,
COST: $40 per person; please bring a sack lunch.
Caregiver available full or part-time. Call Virginia
Caregiver with years of experience looking for
live-in position. Please call Liuba at 708 691-2948.
Teenage girl looking to babysit. Call Stefanie at
Caregiver with 20 years experience available full
or part-time. Call Olga at 708 637-4335.
INTERFAITH CAREER NETWORK
Success for the Seasoned Search...
The Benefit of Being Overqualified
Join us on Thursday, June 12th from 7:00 to 9:00
pm and learn how to answer the overqualified question, the REAL reason why recruiters and hiring
managers are concerned about hiring overqualified
applicants, how to change your cover letter and resumé if you believe you are overqualified, seven
ways to explain on an interview why being overqualified is an advantage and how to handle the “age factor.” Our speaker, Abby Kohut, will provide you with
powerful strategies to help you overcome your interviewer’s misconceptions about you. “Absolutely
Abby” has made it her mission to help the long-term
unemployed find jobs. Don’t miss this presentation
at St. John of the Cross Parish Center, 5005 South
Wolf Road in Western Springs.
Career Transition Workshop
Join us on Tuesday, June 3rd from 7:00 to 9:00
pm when a panel of HR professionals will coach you
on the “art of interviewing” and answer all your
“thorny” questions about successful phone and inperson interview strategies and techniques as well
as providing tips on how to recover from interviewing
We look forward to seeing you at First Presbyterian Church of La Grange, 150 South Ashland Avenue. Please enter the church on Catherine Avenue.
For further information, contact Susan Sedler at
Everyone is welcome
and there is no charge to attend.
IMMACULATE HOPE MINISTRIES
PREGNANCY LOSS COUPLES RETREAT
A healing retreat will be held on Saturday, June
7, 2014 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Meyer Center (3525 S. Lake Park Avenue Chicago IL
60653). The free retreat is for any couple that has
experienced any type of pregnancy or infant loss. It
is sponsored by The Marriage and Family Ministries
Office and The Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of Chicago. For further information or to register contact them at 312 534-5355 or 312 534-8273
or by email at www.marriageandfamilyministries.org
The family of Andrea Giannelli wish to thank the
people of the parish for their outpouring of love,
support, and generosity.
LITURGY FOR THE WEEK
SATURDAY, May 31
5:00 pm Mark McHugh; Frank Charles Ignatius;
Frank & Lillian Henkel; Muriel Beccasio
SUNDAY, June 1
7:30 Edward & Margaret Rybicki; Renaldo “Dee”
Mulvihill; Rosemary Joyce
9:30 Dolores Brosky; John & Johnny O’Brien; Rev.
11:30 People of the Parish; Andrea Giannelli
MONDAY, June 2
8:00 Laurian Fitzpatrick
TUESDAY, June 3
8:00 Mary McLeod
WEDNESDAY, June 4
8:00 Walter & Mary Wanick; Lori Maher
THURSDAY, June 5
8:00 Rosemary Barry; The Padula Fam.
FRIDAY, June 6
8:00 Michael Perduto
SATURDAY, June 7
8:00 All the Faithful Departed
5:00 pm Robert Smith; Jack Galella; Sr. Jeanice
SUNDAY, June 8
7:30 Dee Mulvihill; Rosemary Joyce
9:30 Carl Covelli, Sr.; Lori Maher; Andrea Giannelli
11:30 Samuel & Genevieve Gimino
PRAY FOR THE SICK OF THE PARISH
Francis Cardinal George
Walter & Jadwig Kania
Caryn (Cookie) Murray
Nicole Durczak Shepulis
Loving God, give strength to all who struggle with
illness. Grant them courage when they are afraid
and comfort when they are in pain.
Because of government regulations, hospitals
and nursing homes are no longer allowed to notify
us if you are admitted to either facility. If you or a
family member would like to be visited in the hospital
or nursing home, please call the rectory at 8658071.
If you or a family member are sick or homebound
and would like to be added to our prayer list, visited,
receive Holy Communion or be anointed, please call
the rectory at 865-8071.
MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
Anthony James, son of Anthony & Dominque (Amabile)
Deanna Crum (wife of Pastor Roger Crum of Grace
NEXT WEEKEND’S MINISTERS
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
SUNDAY, June 1
CH—8th grade Baccalaureate Mass
CH—12:45 pm Baptismal Preparation
MONDAY, June 2
CH— 7:00 PM 8TH GRADE GRADUATION
TUESDAY, June 3
CH—8:45 am Altar Server training
WEDNESDAY, June 4
CH—4 pm Music Dept.
THURSDAY, June 5
CH—8:30 am Morning Prayer
FRIDAY, June 6
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL GRADES 1-7
DISMISSAL AT 11:40 AM
WEDNESDAY, June 11
Acts 19:1-8; Ps 68:2-3ab, 4-5acd, 6-7ab;
Acts20:17-27;Ps 68:0-11,20-21 Jn 17:1-11a
Wednesday: Acts 20:28-38; Ps 68:29-30, 33-36ab;
Thursday: Acts 22:30; 23:6-11; Ps 16:1-2a, 5, 7-11;
Acts 25:13b-21; Ps 103:1-2, 11-12, 19-20ab;
Saturday: Acts 28:16-20, 30-31; Ps 11:4, 5, 7;
Vigil: Gn 11:1-9 or Ex 19:3-8a, 16-20b or
Ez 37:1-14 or Jl 3:1-5; Ps 104:1-2a, 24, 35c,
27-28, 29bc-30; Rom 8:22-27; Jn 7:37-39
Acts 2:1-11; Ps 104:1, 24, 29-31, 34;
1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13; Jn 20:19-23
LH—5:30 pm Market Day Pickup
THURSDAY, June 12
CR—7 pm St. Vincent de Paul Society
SATURDAY, June 14
SUNDAY, June 15
SATURDAY, June 21
WOULD YOU LIKE TO RECEIVE ALL
PARISH MAILINGS ELECTRONCIALLY
If you would like to receive parish mailings—
Christmas and Easter letters, statement of annual
contributions, and yearly report—by email, please
send an email to the parish at [email protected]
In the subject line write “Parish Email,” and then in
the body of the email write your name, street address and envelope number if you know it.
This will help save the parish money in printing
At Divine Infant Jesus Parish and
School, the protection of our children is
of utmost importance, and we comply
fully with the policies of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the USCCB Charter for the Protection of Children and
Young People. To learn more, go to our
website dnn.archchicago.org/divine infant and click
on the tab “Protecting Children at D.I.” or visit archchicago.org and click on the button “Protecting Children.” If you do not have internet access and would
like to learn more, please contact the rectory or call
the Office for Protection of Children and Youth at
May 25, 2014
Average weekly expenses $15,655
This week’s collection
When you are away for a weekend, we hope you will
remember your offering to Divine Infant.
...to Divine Infant Jesus Church. If you are
new to our church or just visiting, please stop and
introduce yourself. We are pleased to have you
share in this celebration of the Eucharist. If you do
not have a church home, or your church is not a
home to you, we invite you to become part of our
parish family. Our church is open to anyone looking
for a spiritual home. To register, please call the rectory at 865-8071. We are so glad you are here and
hope you will come back again for Mass or to become a parishioner.
DIVINE INFANT PARISH
NEWCASTLE AND CANTERBURY AVENUES
WESTCHESTER, ILLINOIS 60154
REV. MICHAEL WANDA, Pastor (ext. 203)
REV. GERALD JOYCE, Pastor Emeritus (ext. 206)
REV. THOMAS WINIKATES, Associate (ext. 204)
DEACON JAMES SPONDER (ext. 306)
MR. LEONARD GRAMAROSSA, School Principal
SR. SUSAN MAJCEN, O.P., Director of Religious Education
Rectory: 1601 Newcastle Avenue, 708 865-8071
Fax number: 708-865-8032
E-mail: [email protected]
School: 1640 Newcastle Avenue, 865-0122 & 865-0233
E-mail: [email protected]
Office of Religious Education: 865-8086
Parish Nurse, Ms. Jeannette Barczak, BSN, HTP, 352-7518
Bereavement Ministry: Dr. Claudia Dado, MAL (ext. 304)
Choir Director: Mrs. Janet Reif, 531-9495
Organist: Mrs. Judy Schindler, 383-4288
Business Manager: Mr. Jerry Priore, (ext. 209)
Youth Minister: Mr. Jim Negrete, (ext. 307)
Rectory Secretary: Mrs. Toni Podock, (ext. 201)
SUNDAY MASSES: 7:30, 9:30 & 11.30
SATURDAY EVENING: 5:00 pm
WEEKDAY MASSES: 8:00 am
SATURDAY MORNING: 8:00 am
HOLY DAY MASSES: 6:30, 8:00, 10:00 am and 7:00 pm
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SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION: (Confession)
Saturday: In the Reconciliation Room 4:00 to 4:45 pm or by
BAPTISMS: Baptisms are celebrated on the 2nd & 3rd Sundays of the
month at 12:45 pm. By Archdiocesan regulation and parish policy,
parents are required to attend a Baptismal Preparation session before
the Baptism of their child. These sessions will usually be held on the
first Sunday afternoon of the month. Call the secretary at the rectory
(865-8071) to register for the session and schedule the Baptism.
D.I.V.M. SERVICES: Communion to the sick, food shopping, necessary
transportation, emergency meals, transportation to Mass. Resource
information also available. If you need help from any of these
services, please let us know as much in advance as possible so the
chairpersons can make arrangements and the volunteers arrange
their schedules. If you are able to volunteer to help provide these
services to our parishioners, we can always use more help. Please
call the rectory at 865-8071.
WEDDINGS: Couples should contact the rectory and speak to a priest
shortly after the engagement, but no less than four months before the
desired wedding day.
No date should be set (especially in reserving a hall) for your
wedding until you have spoken to a priest. In this way, you will not be
disappointed if the church has been previously reserved for another
Please keep in mind the times that are available for weddings
at Divine Infant:
SATURDAYS—1:00 pm and 3:00 pm
WEEKDAYS—–Any reasonable hour
CHURCH NAME & NUMBER—
Divine Infant #9216
1601 Newcastle, Westchester, Il. 60154
E-mail: [email protected]
Elsie Masterson (ext. 302)
708 562-0329 after 5:30 pm
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