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St. Margaret Mary Parish
St. Margaret Mary Parish
September 21, 2014
Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Tim
1450 Green Trails Dr.
Masses:
Saturday:
Sunday:
5:00 pm
7:30 am
10:45 am
9:00 am
12:15 pm
Weekdays Monday-Saturday 8:15 am
Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Parish Office:
369-0777
Fax:
369-1493
Religious Ed. Office:
369-0833
All Saints Catholic
Academy:
1155 Aurora Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540
961-6125 or
www.ascacademy.org
New Parishioners:
Anyone who welcomes you, welcomes me;
and those who welcome me welcome the
one who sent me.: (Mt 10:40)
St. Margaret Mary Parish wishes to welcome
everyone to our community as Jesus would.
For information, please call the parish office.
Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Confessions every Saturday from 3:30 to
4:30 PM or anytime by request.
Sacrament of Baptism:
2nd and 3rd Sundays of the month following
the 12:15 Mass. Please call Parish Office to
make arrangements for Baptism and required
Preparation Meeting.
Sacrament of Marriage:
Six months preparation required. Parish
music policies, which reflect Diocesan
guidelines, are to be followed.
Naperville, IL 60540 630-369-0777
www.smmp.com
Men of all CRHP years:
Join us for a reunion Mass and
reception on Thursday October
16, Mass starting at 7PM in the
COR Center.
All years of Men's CRHP are
welcome and please invite any
CRHP graduates who you know.
Need more info?
Email Bill Hassett
[email protected]
Check us out on Facebook:
SMMP Mens CRHP
Christ Renews His Parish:
A Weekend of
Renewal for the Men of
St. Margaret Mary
From 8 am on Saturday,
November 8th to
3 pm on Sunday,
November 9th
CRHP is open to all men of the
parish. Please consider attending
this special opportunity of
renewal through prayer and
reflection.
For information, questions or to
register please phone or email:
Steven Gale
630-548-1736
[email protected]
Scott Parks
630-548-0997
[email protected]
God’s Share
Good stewards follow the advice of St. Paul and conduct themselves – by wise
use of their time and talents – in a way worthy of the Gospel of Christ.
Weekly Collection
9/14/2014
Weekly Mass Offerings:
Year to Date 7/1/2014
to Present
$17,939
$192,805
5,437
64,433
Totals:
23,376
257,238
Budget Goal:
26,702
264,648
Over/(Under) Goal:
(3,326)
(6,410)
Automated Giving:
Previous Collections:
07/06/14
07/13/14
07/20/14
07/27/14
08/03/14
23,759
21,459
21,487
22,414
27,562
08/10/14
08/17/14
08/24/14
08/31/14
09/07/14
24,236
23,784
21,754
21,033
26,375
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September
Club
A Memorial Mass for
deceased members of the
September Club will be
celebrated on
Saturday, October 4th at
the 5PM Mass.
Catered dinner to follow in
the Parish Center
Please call Dolores
Peterman at
630.955.9581
To reserve your
place and mail her
a check payable to
SMMP for $8 to
3013 Oldham
Drive. Lisle, IL
60532
Call for reservations by
September 27th
All Seniors
Welcome!
St Margaret Mary Parish is offering a Grief Support group for adults
who are grieving the death of a loved one.
Meetings will begin Monday, October 6 and are weekly for eight weeks.
Meetings will run from 10 am to 11:30 am
Barbara Burkhardt will facilitate the meetings. She is a hospital chaplain at Edward Hospital and Good
Samaritan Hospital, and has facilitated Grief Support groups at Edward Hospital. If you are grieving the loss of
a loved, we welcome you with open hearts and open arms to walk with you on your journey.
RSVP required by September 30th
Please contact Barbara Burkhardt at 630-803-0104 or at [email protected]
Day of Quiet
“Autumn Reflections”
Friday, October 17
From 9 am to 3 pm
St. Procopius Abbey
Autumn is a second Spring when
every leaf is a flower. (Albert Camus)
On Friday, Oct. 17 SMMP will host a Day of Quiet at St. Procopius Abbey. This
will be a time to renew your joy and peace in Christ and gain clarity and
strength for times of challenge. It will be a time to cultivate your capacity for
intimacy with Christ.
We will begin with morning prayer. After we give you a few tips on how to
structure your day, you are invited to walk the grounds and give praise for God's
colorful creation. Reflection materials will be provided. Al Gustafson, Sr.
Marybeth Martin and Sr. Madelyn Gould will be available for optional spiritual
direction. Bring your Bible, journal, and lawn chair. Casual clothes and walking
shoes are in order for the day.
Donation: $15 (includes lunch.) To register, call 630.369.0777 by October 10th.
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OUR SERIES KICK-OFF
BREAKFAST
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER
27, 2014
8:00AM – 9:30AM
EVERY LEADER NEEDS
A FRONT PORCH
SPEAKER: JOHN G.
BLUMBERG
Called to follow the message of our lord Jesus Christ; who
suffered death without the desire to strike back; our St.
Margaret Mary Parish Community, in agreement with our
bishop, declare our parish buildings a gun free zone.
(c.f. Memorandum to all pastors on our parish website at:
http://www.smmp.com/infoparish_gun_ban.php )
While acknowledging the right “to bear arms,” Bishop
Conlon stated that “we also profess to be disciples of the
Prince of Peace whose one commandment for his followers
is to ‘love one another as I have loved you.’ Firearms in
our churches, halls, offices, cemeteries or other facilities
seem contrary to the spirit of the Gospel. I strongly request
that concealed guns be prohibited from all properties
owned under the Diocese of Joliet.”
We take this action in faith and trust; knowing that God has
called us to overcome all our fears as we extend our open
hearts and arms to all; regardless of who they are. We pray
for the courage and grace to embrace this call and we invite
all parishioners and guests to honor our commitment.
Issued by the St. Margaret Mary Parish Council, September 2, 2014
Tamale Time!
Tamales will be
available for pickup on Sunday,
October 5 in the
Parish Center
kitchen from
10:45 until after the 12:15 Mass.
Choices include:
 mild or hot chicken
 mild or hot pork
 vegetarian
 strawberry (new!)
Prices are $6 for a half dozen; $11 for
a dozen
Please order by Wednesday,
October 1 by calling Martha Rose,
630-961-2169.
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The Front Porch. We have started
building them again. Yet contrary
to a famous quote … just because
you build them doesn’t mean they’ll
come. Front porches were places
of gathering, support, discussions,
protection, and pondering. They
always waited for your return and
welcomed you when you arrived.
They provided you whatever you
needed at the time … and were
glad to do so. That was their
purpose … helping you to be
reminded of yours. Our Business
Breakfast Series begins … by
stopping and exploring the power of
what every leader needs … porch
time.
John G. Blumberg is a national
speaker and author. More
accurately put, John’s journey in
the speaking profession has
evolved into inspiring a movement
of top leaders who want to fuel their
organization’s culture … precisely
at the intersection of personal and
organizational core values. He
would tell you that his laser focus in
the marketplace came as a result of
plenty of porch time.
To the businesses and people who donated items to the
Silent Auction and to the people who solicited and/or
purchased these donations: our Parish Picnic could not be
the success it is without you.
THANK YOU!!!!!
BBQ Authority
BBQ Gift Basket and $25 Gift
Card
Douglass Ace Hardware
Craftsmen 137 piece
Mechanics Tool Set
Bull & Bear tobacco shop
Cigars , $25 Gift Card, and
Cigar Cutter
Dr. Thomas F. Brown
Two take Home Bleachings
Dunkin Donuts
Coffee and Mugs
Buck Services
$200 Donation
53 Touch-free Car Wash
Eight Deluxe Cash Wash Gift
Cards
Art Room
Four Art Room Art Party
Invitations
B Gunther & Company
Edward Health & Fitness Centers Gym Bag and one month
Individual membership
Elegante Salons and Day Spas
$50 Gift Certificate, products
Embassy Suites
One night stay - Friday or Sunday
night only
Cross Pen (free engraving)
and writing note paper
Esser Hayes
$250 Donation
Barbara & Phil Samuels
Handmade Walker Tote Bag
Fair Oaks Ford
Two $50 Parts and Service voucher
Bicycles Etc.
2014 Haro Flight Line 20 SG
Red Bicycle
Fairfield Inn
One Free Weekend night
Famous Dave's
$15 Gift Certificate and BBQ Sauce
four pack
Chocolates Tower
BK Jewelry
$200 Gift Card
Brian Shapley
Fishing Rod and Reel
Fannie May
Carol & Rick Eckstien
Quilted Autumn Mantle Cloth
and Basket
Ferrara Candy Company (Terry Wagner) Massive Candy Box:
Brach's
Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steak House
Dinner for Two
First Community Bank
$25 Trader Joe's Gift Card and
Novelties
Flowers of Lisle
Two $10 Gift Certificates,
Chris Lupo
Vera Bradley Purse and
Makeup Bag
Christine Ory
Gordon Biersch
One complementary Growler fill
Two Cubs Gift Baskets: 4
bleacher tickets, windbreaker Great Harvest Bread Company Bread Basket
Chuck E Cheese
Two Guest Pass: 1 Large
Pizza, 4 Soft Drinks, 30
Tokens
Coffee Grounds
Coffee and Mugs
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Rest.
Complimentary Lux Wine
Tasting for (4) people
Hilton - Lisle/Naperville Over night stay for (2) - any Friday,
Saturday or Sunday
Costello Jewelry Company
Tacori Earrings and 3 Fresh
Water cultured Pearls, two
$25 gift Cards
Jack & Rosemary Hood Chicago White Sox tickets Monday 9/8
and parking pass
Cynthia Corbett
Five Beijo Purses
Dennis and Margie Flynn
Green Meadows Golf Club
Gus Fischer
One round of Golf and Cart
for Four
Notre Dame vs North Carolina - pair
tickets
Jackie & Ed Doran
2'x4' painting from Christine's of Lake
Geneva
Two Chicago Bears vs.
Vikings tickets Sun. Nov 16th
Jeff Krebs
KitchenAid four(4) piece Rib Grilling
set
Dick Henke
Medicus Dual-Hinge 7 Iron
and Driver
Joan Grassman
Two $50 Downtown Naperville Gift
Cards
Dog Patch Pet and Feed
Dog Basket and Fluval
desktop Aquarium Kit
Joan Jocke - Baird & Warner
Don Gignac
Chicago Cubs book and
tickets Sun 9/21 and
Chardonnay Wine Basket
JoAnn & Ray Jeffreys
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Traverso's $100 Gift
Certificate
Birthday Basket and Quilted Advent
Tree Wall Hanging
Joe and Mary Jacksa
Gourmet Nuts Selection and Wine
Basket
Laura & Jerry Golebiewski
Law Offices of Lee Gunter
Marian Stricker
box, Exercise ball, Playmobile "Future Planet",
ItalyOpoly Game and BricTek "Lego" Racer,
Estes Remote Control Copperhead Helicopter
Picnic on the Beach Basket
and $50 Bakers Square Gift
Card
SMMP Men's Club members
Three dozen bottles of Wine
Razor Electric Scooter and
Black & Decker Mini Fridge
Studio 10
$50 Gift Certificate
Therese Pasin Brandenstein
Radio Flyer Wagon
Tina's Closet
Gift certificate $25
Tony Dolinar
Pair BLACKHAWKS vs.
Detroit Redwings tickets and
parking pass
Twisted Olive
Twisted Olive Oil Gift Basket:
Baesamte and Garlic Evoo
Video Game Party
One Two Hour Party
Village Flowers & Garden
Gift Basket: Angel in Flowers
Williams & Sonoma
Cooking class for two
Chinese Jade Pendent and book
"Forbidden City"
Martha Rose
Black & Decker Lids Off Jar Opener
Ultra
Massage Envy
One Hour Massage
Morton Arboretum
Two Gift baskets
Northwestern Athletic Dept
Four tickets for nonconference game (Western
Illinois - 9/20)
OCI Handbags and Accessories
Jean Purses: (1)-Blackhawks Williams Chiropractic Center
and (2) Pink / Black poka dot
Oil Depot - Lisle
Oil Depot Oil Change ($38
P. Martin Jewelers
Sterling Silver Diamond Cut
7" Braclet
Restaurant Gift Cards
PackeyWebb Ford
Two $50 Parts and Service
voucher
Bombola
Angeli’s
Two Chiropractic Care for
One Week Certificates
$25 Gift Card
$25 Gift Card
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Past Presence Frames
$25 Gift Certificate
Chinn’s 34 Street Fishery
$50 Gift Card
Paws in Paradise
$50 gift card
Clara’s
$50 Gift Card
Pet Supplies Plus
$100 Cat Gift Basket
Country House
$50 Gift Cards
Pet Supplies Plus
$100 Dog Gift Basket
Evviva
$25 Gift Card
Pinot's Palette
$76 Painting Class for Two
Two - Two Hour Classes
House of Emporer
$25 Gift Card
Jimmy’s Grill
$50 Gift Card
Roger's eye doctors
Free Eye Examination
Las Palmas
$25 Gift Card
Ross Meitin
Pair Tickets, Bears vs.
Dolphins Sun Oct 19th noon
Lettuce Entertain You
$50 Gift Card
Scott Lupo
Invicta Poseidon Watch
Lucano’s
$25 Gift Card
Seven Bridges golf club
Foursome one round of golf
with cart
Maggiano’s,
$25 Gift Card
Pepe’s,
$25 Gift Card
Shannon Law Group, P.C.
Chicago White Sox tickets
Sunday 9/28
PF Chang
$25 Gift Card
Rosebud
$75 Gift Card
SMMP Friend
Samsung 29" LED HDTV
and wall mount
Suparossa
$25 Gift Card
SMMP Friend
Chicago Bulls vs Indiana
Pacers Sat. Nov. 15th
Tairyo
$30 Gift Card
Traverso’s
$100 Gift Cards
SMMP Friend
Husky 5 piece Pliers Set and
Ryobi 60 pc Drill and Driver
Accessory Kit
Walker’s Charhouse
$50 Gift Card
Wheatstack
$25 Gift Card
SMMP Friend
Two wine bottles: Zinfandel
Turley 2012
Yerbabuena
$25 Gift Card
Carlucci
$50 Gift Card
SMMP Friend
Sweet Slumber Basket, Pink Bear Basket, Art
Room Art Party - 10 people, Artists Bag, Yoga
Sandals, Chinese Vase & Lao Sze Chuan$35
Gift Certificate, Musical house shaped Jewelry
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Downers Grove Vigil
Location: Public right-of-way outside of the Access Health Center abortion clinic at
1700 75th Street, Downers Grove (1/2 mile West of
Lemont Road; ½ mile East of I-355)
Hours: 7 AM — 7 PM every day
Contact: Bob at [email protected]
For more info, visit:
www.40daysforlife.com/downersgrove
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Morning Enrichment
Lectio Divina: Rediscovering Historical Prayer in a Modern World
Speaker: Fr. Joel Rippinger, OSB
Wednesday, October 8
9:15 to 11:15 AM
In the COR Center
It takes a spark to start a flame, and every now and then we need to rekindle our own prayer lives
so that we can fan into flame the gift of faith. An ancient prayer practice called lectio divina or
holy reading, has been reintroduced and made accessible to wider numbers of Catholics and other
Christians today. This presentation will describe the historical development of lectio and its
Fr. Joel Rippinger
principal elements, as well as providing a communal experience of it for
the participants. Please join us for this session that will help add depth to your prayer. Bibles
will be available; however, you might enjoy bringing your own.
Fr. Joel Rippinger, OSB received an M.A. in History from the University of Notre Dame in
1971 as well as S.T.B. and S.T. L. degrees from the Pontifical University in 1976. During
1978 – present Fr. Joel has served as an instructor and chairperson of the Theology
Department at Marmion Academy, Aurora, IL. He has written and taught extensively on
Benedictine Spirituality.
Enrichment
Evening Enrichment
The Inconvenient Truths of Adulthood
Speaker: Al Gustafson
Wednesday, September 24
7:30 to 9 PM
In the COR Center
Donation: $8
There are certain truths about life we don’t like to talk about…like we are going to die one
day and if we live long enough before that day comes, there is a good chance we will find
ourselves sitting in a wheel chair in the corridor of a nursing home with a lot of time on our
hands but with very little control over our circumstances. So, why on earth would anyone
want to come to a talk and conversation about these inconvenient truths of adulthood? And
death and loss of control are not the only inconvenient truths we face.
These difficult truths are ultimately inescapable. If we deny them, we suffer…we suffer
psychologically and we suffer spiritually. Paradoxically, it is precisely by facing them that
we can come to know peace and joy and freedom. Think about taking a chance and spending
Al Gustafson
an evening discussing some things that are difficult to talk about, and chances are you will
leave the conversation feeling more hopeful, affirmed in the goodness of God and the goodness of creation.
Al Gustafson is a spiritual director and retreat leader. He has been a staff member at Old St.
Patrick’s Church, Chicago since 1994 and is the former Director of the Crossroads Center for
Faith & Work. He is a founder and past president of the Career Transitions Center of Chicago Evening
where he continues to be involved. He is a co-leader of an annual 38-week retreat on the Spiritual
Exercises of St. Ignatius at St. Margaret Mary Church in Naperville.
Enrichment
In addition to ministry, Al is the president of the Gustafson Family Foundation, a private
foundation promoting the development and education of young children at risk. Al also serves on
several boards including Educare of West DuPage, Institute of Catholic Bioethics and Swifty
Foundation. Al holds degrees in accounting and ethics as well as a Doctorate of Ministry from
Catholic Theological Union. He lives with his wife and teenage children in Woodridge, IL.
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Table for Two
“Our Need for Intimacy”
What:
A Dinner-Continuing Education Presentation
When:
Sunday, October 26 (5:15 – 8:00 p.m.)
Dinner – 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.
Presentation – 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where:
St. Margaret Mary COR Center
Fee:
$45 (includes dinner for two and presentation)
Speaker:
Rev. Kenneth Potts, MS, DMin.
(Reservations must be made by October 20 to 630.369.0777)
Dinner * Wine * Soft Music
Personal Table for Two
In a popular culture we equate intimacy with sexuality. In a long term healthy marriage, however, intimacy is
an intertwined multi-dimensional experience. True intimacy encompasses the physical, emotional,
intellectual, social, vocational, re-creational, and spiritual dimensions of our life together. We will be
exploring each of these facets of intimacy and discovering how you can enhance and enjoy the intimacy in
your own marriage.
Dr. Ken Potts is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and License Marriage and Family Therapist. He holds a Master
of Science degree in Counseling Psychology from George Williams College and a Doctor of Ministry degree in Marriage and
Family Therapy from the Chicago Theological Seminary. Dr. Potts provides individual couple, and family therapy, with special
interest in the areas of divorce, remarriage, blende families, psychological issues related to physical health, and working with
church professionals and their families.
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As autumn arrives, people in various places may notice something odd. Processions of animals, everything from
dogs and cats to hamsters and even horses, are led to Churches for a special ceremony called the Blessing of Pets.
This custom is conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi and his great love for all creatures. It also serves to
remind us of our solidarity with all of nature and our responsibility to be faithful stewards.
The love we give to and receive from a pet can draw us more deeply into the larger circle of life
and into the wonder of our common relationship to God, our Loving Creator.
In honor of the Feast of St. Francis, you are invited to bring your pet to the courtyard outside the
Saint Margaret Mary Parish Center on Saturday, October 4th at 10:30 AM for a special Pet Blessing.
Lord, help us to trust your immeasurable mercy
Religious Education
(Preschool – 5th Grade)
Celebrate the Feast St. Francis of Assisi – Blessing of
the Animals
Please join us on Saturday, October 4th at 10:30 a.m. for a
special blessing of our pets. The prayer service will be held
in the courtyard outside the parish center. All family pets
are welcome.
Protecting God’s Children
Diocesan policy requires all new volunteers who are
working with children to attend a Protecting God's Children
Workshop. The last workshop here at St. Margaret Mary is First Reconciliation
At the end of September, registration information will be
Wednesday - September 24th 6:30 p.m.
mailed to the homes of all second and third graders. The
celebration of the sacrament is scheduled for December
If this date conflicts with your schedule, the Diocese of
2nd and 3rd at 7:00 pm.
Joliet offers workshops at multiple locations. Contact the
RE office for additional dates and times available. There is
First Communion Parent Retreat
no charge to participate in these workshops.
We have created a half day retreat program that delves into
the traditions of Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
The program is offered during the Saturday 5:00 Mass and Each presentation will challenge parents to understand how
the Sunday 9:00 and 10:45 Masses. After opening prayers the sacred is woven into their lives. These sessions will
children are invited to attend "Liturgy of the Word." They take place on Sunday October 19th, January 11th, and
February 1st from 12 -4 pm. We will begin with prayer and
are escorted to the Upper Room where they gather for an
interactive session that helps the children learn the readings an introduction then lunch will be served. We are asking
that at least one parent from each family attend one session
of the day in language and activities they'll easily
during the year.
understand. The children rejoin their families after the
adult homily and share in the rest of the Mass. Children in
kindergarten through third grade are invited to participate. Please contact Sue Davey at 369-0833 with any questions.
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Fr. Paul’s Homily
“Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Sunday, September 14, 2014 9:00 AM Nm 21:4b-9;
Phil 2:6-11; Jn 3:13-17
(Are we ready to personally and deliberately commit ourselves to Christ and those with whom he has solidarity,
which means in all cases the poor, the oppressed, the victims of injustice?)
Those of us who grow up in the faith
lose a sense of the absurd when we hear
terms like the Triumph of the Cross or
the Exultation the Cross; that is
intended to be a statement of
absurdity to awaken us to the wonder
of redemption. After all, the cross is an
instrument of torture and humiliation and
terror and death. It was used by the
Romans to subjugate and to terrorize
their subject people to keep them afraid
and obedient. So how can we talk about
the Triumph of the Cross?
commit ourselves to Christ and those
with whom he has solidarity, which
means in all cases the poor, the
oppressed, the victims of injustice?
Those are some of the questions that this
feast day raise. But on the way to
think about those questions, we need to
meditate a little bit on God’s motivation.
That’s really what the gospel and the
epistle talk about, God’s motivation.
“God so loved the world that he sent
his only begotten Son, so those who
believe in him might not perish.”
Perishing is a way of describing what
Well, this goes to the very heart of the
happens to people who live without
Christian story, the belief that in Christ
truth. Even if they live, they perish. They
God has reversed the very measure by
are perishing while they are living
which we judge success or victory or
without the truth because it’s the truth
triumph. This does not mean that God
that makes us free and the truth that is
has eliminated the possibility of losing.
the real life that comes from God. So
We are still free and we are free to fail.
God sent his own perfect likeness, his
But it does mean that the very standards
very own idea of who he is, the Word of
created by human society to judge
God, into the flesh of Jesus of Nazareth
people now stand in the docket and face
that we might see in him what is really
divine judgment. In the story of our
true about ourselves deep down
Christ, for the first time in human
beneath the surface, sadly often
history, the telling of the story itself is
beneath the surface of anything we ever
from the viewpoint of the victim, the
feel or experience. But this need not be
underdog, the criminal, the condemned.
so. We are called to go deeper.
This never happened before; and even
so, it has rarely happened since. The
From God’s point of view this was a
story states quite clearly that divine
great comedown, celebrated in the
judgment and divine power to give life Epistle to the Philippians, a great
comedown and a great contraction of
totally supersedes human judgment
and the power to kill, because that’s
something indescribably grand: equality
how human power is maintained, by the with God. And yet this comedown and
power to kill. And this is the good news this contraction shows us the depth of
that countless martyrs have lost their
love, that love will do anything and
lives to proclaim. And why? Because it suffer anything to be with the beloved.
changes everything, what we live for and And moreover, that’s what we are. We
are God’s beloved. This may be
what is worth dying for.
astonishing, but on deeper reflection we
People who are unaffected by the story
should acknowledge that, yes, we really
are themselves, according to the gospels
do have this innate and powerful
and especially according to St. Paul,
desire to be loved. And where would
courting disaster for themselves and for
that come from? It can’t be the product
their society. So the question is: Are we
of coincidence, not such a powerful part
ready to wake up and to see what is
of who we are. And it can’t be the
happening? Is our world sliding into a
product of evolution because it hasn’t
neo-pagan phase of violence? Are we
made life more secure. It hasn’t helped
ready to personally and deliberately
us survive. It has actually made life more
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insecure, and in Jesus’ case it was his
total undoing. So it’s not one of those
things that we can explain by the theory
of evolution, and yet it is so basic to who
we are. It speaks to something greater
than mere physical survival, and so it
speaks to something way beyond what
most people in our society think about
and deal with. That includes our
supposed leaders, our university teachers
and professors; they don’t think about
this.
Now if we begin to think about the
enormity of this message, it’s incredible
beauty, then it should, it must, have an
impact on the way we live. How could
it not? If “God so loved the world that
he sent his very own Son,” then how
can we not embrace God? How could
we remain unsure, unmoved, indifferent?
But we often are. Why is this? Even the
Roman soldier who cut the side of Jesus
with a lance after his death realized:
“Truly this was the Son of God.” That
was simply an observation of a
bystander.
And if God so much wanted to be with
us, even the wicked, how can we not
embrace our fellow human beings
with all their flaws with open arms
and open hearts, especially those we
know and realize are very unhappy and
even self-destructive? People who are
unhappy and self-destructive are so
because they do not know love.
Somehow they have never been able to
take it in. It doesn’t mean it hasn’t been
shown to them, but they haven’t been
able to take it in. Can we make a
difference? Sometimes we can—
sometimes. Although each person has his
or her own speed and we don’t want to
rush anyone, the goal of this story is to
raise up a veritable cloud of witnesses to
go forth proclaiming in word and
action and deed and lifestyle to
everyone who hears what God has done
and is doing and will do to bring all of us
to real life.
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Masses for the Week
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturdays, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
September 27
October 4
Monday— September 22
8:15— Stephanie O’Brien — Mother
Tuesday— September 23 — St. Pius of Pietrelcina
8:15— Deceased Members Buried from SMMP
Wednesday— September 24
8:15— Virginia Pesavento — Family
Thursday— September 25
8:15— Carolyn Barzyk — Family
Friday— September 26
8:15— Louis Novak — Patricia Michaels
3:00 — Baxter/Mayr Wedding
Saturday— September 27 — St. Vincent de Paul
8:15— Sandra Degnan — Tina Skepnek
5:00— Mike Berkes — Bro. of Sheila Freund
Sunday— September 28
7:30— James Gelnard — Family
9:00— Michael Kubills — Patricia Michaels
10:45*— Ron Provenzano — Corbett Family
12:15— For The Parish Family
Fr. Riva
Fr. Paul
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE READINGS
First Reading — Turn to the LORD who is
generous in forgiving (Isaiah 55:6-9).
Second Reading — Live your lives in a
way worthy of the gospel of Christ
(Philippians 1:20c-24, 27a).
Gospel — The last will be first, and the first will be last
(Matthew 20:1-16a).
*Interpreted for the deaf
Sept.
27 & 28
5:00
Lectors
Eucharistic Ministers
D. Brandenstein S. & M. Schroeder
J. Gerding
M. O’Hara
L. Tomasello
A. Malloy
7:30
A. Bajusz
M. Connelly
P. Cassady
P. Napolski
P. Diekemper
R. Ruesch
9:00
M. Oliphant
K. Crement
M. Taylor
S. Neuenkirchen J. Arnott
T. Maicke
L. Cap
M. & D. Cronauer
T. Chennikkara
10:45
G. Lynch
D. Dulik
K. McCann
J. Steury
C. Corbett
A. Newman
B. Burkhardt
Quest
Quest
Servers
G. Purpura
Kevin Findlay
M. & M. Kazlauskas Austin Lynch
T. Brandenstein
Delaney Chitwood
D. Kijek
T. Bleifuss
M. Palmquist
R. Meeker
L. De Los Reyes
Shannon Kosirog
Mark Weinewuth
*
J. Nolan
Lauren Lockwood
J. Herring
Mia Fernandez
M. Maziarek James Schatz
B. Zdon
F. Egan
S. Sarovich
J. Considine Barbara Dubnick
R. Johnson Julia Dubnick
N. Taylor
Renee Samp
Quest
12:15
15
Sacristan/
Facilitator/LOW
Deacon/Presider
B. Ryan
J. Carballo
Deacon Joe
Fr. Riva
L. Reyes
Deacon Terry
Fr. Jonathan
A. Schwartz
Deacon Terry
Fr. Jonathan
I. Van Dril
B. Durkin
Deacon Ken
Fr. Etheridge
*
Deacon Ken
Fr. Etheridge
Our parish theme and missional directives
in
God’s Word To Us
Reflection on Lectionary Readings
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time
St. Margaret Mary Parish
Naperville/Lisle -- 630-369-0777
Parish Staff
Art & Environment Coordinator
Mary Lou Krauss
Bookkeeper
Pat Henke
Business Manager
The Ice Bucket Challenge and
the Vineyard Landowner
Many of us have done it. I have seen many of you on Face
Book. We shrill when the icy cold water pours down on our
heads, it soaks our clothes and then we look into the lens of
the camera recording us and we smile. We can’t wait to see
the people we called into the challenge experience the same
exterior feelings of icy water, and the interior feelings of
heartwarming empathy and compassion; compassion for
those struggling with the incurable disease of ALS. I hope it
has been healing for the ALS community to finally feel they
have a voice. They woke us up. They‘ve awakened us to their
need for research funds and to how we need to care. The
ALS community was genius in their call to dump, drench and
to donate. The energy has been contagious. Generosity can
be contagious! It is good to keep our hearts open enough to
include yet another struggling group among us.
Who would have thought so many jobs could have been
found for the unhired day laborers in Jesus’s parable. Or so
much money would be afforded to pay each of them a full
day’s pay providing basic sustenance for their families.
Many probably waited silently for days or weeks for someone to call attention to them. Why them? Why not them? We
don’t know anything about their individual qualifications;
they are beside the point. The point is the extravagance.
God’s generosity pours out on ALL of us, sustaining each
one of us, and it may feel to some, like a freezing bucket of
ice water that has been a long time in coming.
Mary Oliphant
Michael Prus
Building Manager
Bob Stezowski
Custodian
Ziggy Owiesek
Deacons (Permanent)
Deacon Joe Ferrari
Deacon Don Helgeson
Deacon Ken Miles
Deacon Fred Straub
Deacon Terry Taylor
Justice/Outreach Minister
Tom Cordaro
Liturgy Coordinator
Deacon Ken Miles
Music Director
John Schlaman
Parish Secretary/Bulletin Editor
Sue Carroll
Pastoral Associate
Sr. Madelyn Gould, S.S.S.F.
Pastoral Council President
Barbara Zdon
Priests
Rev. Paul Hottinger, Pastor
Julian von Duerbeck, OSB, Weekend Asst.
Jonathan Foster, OFM, Weekend Asst.
Receptionists
Rosalie Fall & Rita Thompson
Director of Religious Ed., Pre-school - 5
Sue Davey.
Director of Youth Ministry
Dan Lawler
Religious Education Secretary
Arlene Serio
Religious Education Staff Assistant
Debbie Brutlag
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