St. Lawrence O`Toole Catholic Church



St. Lawrence O`Toole Catholic Church
February 8, 2009
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
St. Lawrence O’Toole Catholic Church
4101 St. Lawrence Ave.
Matteson, IL 60443 708-748-6090
[email protected]
Liturgical Ministers
Parish Staff:
Rev. Michael J. Novick
Rev. Gregory Cholewa, OMI
Weekend Assistant
Mr. Rossini Alcos
Mr. John Rangel
Mr. Edward Winter
Ms. Jane Fagan
Director of Religious Education
Ms. Pat Fointno
Director of Music
Ms. Cathy Costelow
Lay Minister
Mrs. Patricia Hofkamp
Mrs. Pattie Gallinaro
Coordinator of Youth Ministry
Mrs. Donna Kay
Parish Bookkeeper
Mass Schedule:
5:00 PM (Sun. vigil)
8:00 & 10:00 AM, 12:00 PM
Monday — Saturday:
8:30 AM
Holy Days:
6:30 AM, 8:30 AM, 7:00 PM
Eucharistic Adoration: First Friday’s of
the month after 8:30 AM Mass
followed by Benediction at 6 PM. Please
consult bulletin for changes in this
Sacramental Information:
Baptisms: The first and second Sunday
of each month at 1:15 PM.
NOTE: Expectant parents should phone
the Parish Office 2 months before the
birth of your baby to arrange for
required Baptismal Preparation Classes.
Reconciliation: Sat.: 4:00–4:30PM
Weddings: Arrangements for Marriage
should be made by calling the Parish
Office no later than four months prior
to the proposed wedding date.
Attending Pre-Cana is required.
Funerals: Arrangements can be made
by a family member by calling the
Parish Office.
February 14 & 15, 2009
Extraordinary Ministers
5:00 PM: Bobby Bailey, Rose Garcia, Chuck Lewis, Clyde Sana, Lori
Sana, Jeff Schusteric, Russell Zack
8:00 AM: Joe Fron, Eileen Fuhrmann, Ed Heveran, Rita King,
Elaine Malito, Don McKillip, Augustine Witt
10:00 AM: Diane Blais, Russell Blais, JoAnn Bory, Jill Carlson, Mary
Mender, Jason Mesick, Barb Rook
12:00 PM: Debbie Bohne, Valerie Butts, Mary Gaffney, Mary Lou
Gingras, Lajuana Johnson
5:00 PM: Les Easter, Annette Powell
8:00 AM: Ann Mihalovich, Joe Schmitt
10:00 AM: Jimmy Daniels, Bill Doerr
12:00 PM: Olivia Aguilar, Carol Winter
5:00 PM:
8:00 AM:
10:00 AM:
12:00 PM:
Joe Allen, Sharon Twardowski
Dale Heath, Marie Ward
Linda DeFranza, Betty Roseman
Flora Krupa, Kathy Shelby
Altar Servers
5:00 PM: Alyssa Brown, Morgan Greene, Antonio Serrato
8:00 AM: Kennan Artis, Christina Franzese, Lawrence Mahone
10:00 AM: Megan Arseneau, Jessica Heing, Michael Lauer
12:00 PM: Jasmine Aguilar, Taylor Kriha, Bailey Williams
We Pray for ~
the recently deceased
Rev. Rollins Lambert, Camille Kimberly,
Gary Gura, husband of Kimberly,
Robert Pietraszek, son of Irene,
Connie Lopez, wife of Frank, Ed Rooney
and the sick
Ray Wright, John Maloney, Mara Subasic,
Maricella Carrillo, Melanie Carrillo,
Evalina Jones, Juanita Redd, Donald Bennett,
Ashlee Petit, Anne Bogdanowicz, Nino Favero,
Jimmy McCarthy, Judy Thorne,
Kathy Cover, Rosemary Radanovich,
Paul Rook, Bob Schultz
Our Weekly Offering
Budgeted Weekly Goal:
Total Given Last Week:
Total Given Electronically:
Total Offering:
Total Envelopes Used:
Building Fund:
$ 9,436.00
$ 509.00
$ 9,945.00
$ 392.00
In as much as we are making big efforts to work on Gospel-valued living for the good of
all, this week we must think beyond the goodness that is St. Lawrence O’Toole, once
again. As was mentioned last week, the Annual Catholic Appeal is happening for the
next few weeks.
Cardinal George and his advisory board have come up with a great theme for this year’s
appeal, keeping us focused on The Year of St. Paul, “do all for the glory of God.” It is
more than a simple phrase. It is a way of life and one that the Gospel implores us to make
a reality.
When I consider my time I spend behind the altar, I cannot sometimes keep my thoughts
straight. Thankfully, the Holy Spirit makes sure that I stay on track so that I don’t sound
like an idiot. I could talk about the grieving going on inside of me and my family as that
comes to mind; or, the many people who need to speak with me, but I have not been able
to get to as yet and are still waiting, also the way my schedule has changed; or, the Illinois
political turmoil; or the new President and things he has to deal with; and, the list could
go on and on. There is so much to think about and all the more to be thankful for.
Because the Holy Spirit keeps me on track, that is the key to showing that we understand
what St. Paul’s words mean. I am a firm believer that when we can work with a grateful
heart, God is more in focus for our soul. So when we are thankful, it must be that our actions need to be focused on others, which, in turn, makes sure that we are focused on the
example Jesus gave us. There are so many people in the current state of the economy that
are unemployed or underemployed. There are many families in our own Archdiocese
alone who don’t have the basic necessities to be in a safe and healthy environment. There
are many children in our Archdiocese who need an education that only the Catholic
Schools can offer, with a value system that is based upon the hope for salvation. There are
also so many other life issues that we might take for granted in our homes that we simply
forget that our call is to go beyond the limits of charity as Jesus taught us to do.
Next weekend is when we will hear Francis Cardinal George speak to us about making a
commitment to the Annual Catholic Appeal. Please make some time this week to
consider all of the gifts God has given to you – gifts that are meant to be shared with
others. I will be praying about it too.
Peace in Jesus Christ,
Fr. Mike
The RCIA class needs Parish Sponsors. A Parish
Sponsor is a person secure in his/her faith, who
responds to Christ’s request to share one’s faith
with others; to be a mentor, a friend, a
companion on the journey of faith. If
you are willing to share your faith, call
Deacon Ed or Carol Winter at
(708) 747-6929 or call the Parish Office
and leave your phone number and we
will contact you. God’s Blessings.
The Music Ministry of St. Lawrence
O’Toole is pleased to announce the
first performance of their 2009
February 21, @ 6:30 PM, the Ministry will offer a
FESTIVAL OF SPIRITUALS, featuring Our Choir, the
School Children’s Choir, and guest choirs and
soloists. Hope to see you there!
Bring your palms to church! Baskets
will be available in the back of church
to collect your dried palms. These
palms will be burned to provide the
ashes for Ash Wednesday this year.
Ash Wednesday is February 25.
This Valentine’s Day, take your Sweetheart to the
Big Dance! Everyone is invited, moms, dads,
daughters, sons, grandparents,
aunts, uncles. Dress is Sunday
Best (NO jeans, t-shirts,
sweats, gym shoes, anything
torn, ripped or vulgar will be
allowed.) DATE: Saturday,
February 14, TIME: 7:00 PM,
PLACE: Sullivan Center, COST:
$15.00 per family. Music will
be provided by a Mystery DJ,
photos, party favors, snacks,
sweets and beverages included.
Join us TODAY, February 8th, from 1:30 PM to
4:30 PM, in the Sullivan Center for a Mini
Labyrinth Retreat facilitated by Chris Hopkins.
Labyrinths are currently used world-wide as a way
to quiet the mind, recover a balance in life, and
encourage meditation, insight, self-reflection, and
stress reduction. The practice of labyrinth walking
integrates the body with the mind and the mind
with the spirit. No fee is required to attend this
session; free will donations are welcome. We hope
to see you there!
Breakfast with the Band!
St. Lawrence O’Toole Band is hosting
a “Breakfast with the Band” TODAY,
February 8, after the 8:00 and 10:00
Masses in the Sullivan Center. Refreshments and
treats will be for sale at a cost of 50 cents EACH.
Please join us for community and entertainment.
Tickets are now on sale for the
50th Anniversary Dinner Dance,
to be held on Saturday,
February 28 at Odyssey Country
Club in Tinley Park. Tickets are
$60 and are available at the
Parish Office Monday—Friday from 9 AM to 5:00
PM, any questions, call the Parish Office at
748-6090. Please buy your tickets before
February 14. Fun begins at 6:30 PM on
Saturday, February 28!
February 15 following 8 and 10
AM Masses. Join us in the Sullivan Center from 8:30 to 11:30
am for pancakes, sausage, juice,
milk and coffee. Cost: $5 adults/$3 kids, $20
max family. Hope to see you there!
CHAOS ~ Christ Has Awakened Our Spirit
2/8 7 PM -9 PM CHAOS tonight we have two volleyball games!!!
2/13 Pads Team # 8 Bri & Allie Goedke 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Ski Trip
2/15 CHAOS at St. George 6:30 PM Teen Mass for Fr. Mike Novick’s Father & Family. Father
Mike will be the preside. We are then going to eat and hang out with Teens from St.
George. If you need a ride please call.
February 8, 2009
A Time for Reflection
This week, you are asked to review the Annual Catholic Appeal brochure that you will
receive with your bulletin today. The theme of the campaign is: “Do all for the glory of
God.” (1 Cor. 10:31) The Annual Catholic Appeal campaign is much different than a
one time special collection. It is a pledge campaign where you can make a gift, payable
over five months. A significant gift to the Annual Catholic Appeal will touch the lives of many
others in a very positive way. The Annual Catholic Appeal provides a significant portion of the budget
of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Most dioceses in the country conduct an appeal, once a year, to help
with the costs of providing services and programs to their parishes and people. The Archdiocese of
Chicago is no exception. As you review the work enabled by your contribution to the Annual Catholic
Appeal, please reflect on God’s gifts to you. He has given you all that you have. Your gifts to our
parish, to the Archdiocese and to the work of the Church throughout the world are given in gratitude
for the continuing gifts that God gives you. Sometimes it is difficult to envision how one pledge can
help an organization the size of our Archdiocese, how it can make a real difference. But each pledge
does make a difference because all parishes participate in the campaign and the gifts of many enable
our Archdiocese to deliver needed ministries and services. Our combined gifts not only signify our
gratitude to God, they glorify Him by enabling the work of our Archdiocese. If you received your pledge
form in the mail, please complete it and mail it back or bring it to Mass next weekend. For those of
you that did not receive a mailing or have not had time to respond to it, we will conduct our in-pew
pledge process at all Masses next weekend and the following weekend. Thank you for your prayerful
consideration and generous response.
WHERE: Oak Forest Hospital of Cook County, 15900
South Cicero Ave, Oak Forest., in the audiology Suite, H
Building, Room 2400 DATE: Thurs., Feb. 26, TIME: 8:30
AM—11:30 AM Questions? call the Oak Forest Hospital
Planning & Public Affairs Office @ 708-633-3600
Sacred Heart Parish, 8245 West 111th
Street, Palos Hills, invites you to
An Evening of Eucharistic
on Friday, February 13
Doors open at 6:00 PM
Rosary at 6:30 PM
Talk by Anne, a lay apostle at 7:00 PM
Mass Concelebrated by Fr. Bob Rohrich and Fr.
Darragh Connolly (homilist)
Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction starts at
9:00 PM
For more information, please call:
Knights of Columbus, Nina Council Ladies’ Auxiliary
will be having a Corporate Communion on Sunday,
February 22 at the 8:00 Mass. Following the Mass,
members of the Ladies’ Auxiliary will be available to
answer any questions you may have about the
Knights of Columbus Ladies’ Auxiliary. Any Catholic
woman, (18 and over), is invited to join our group.
Volunteer Opportunities
Catholic Charities South Suburban Regional Office is looking for
volunteers to assist the office, food pantry, and clothing room.
The days and hours are listed below:
Food Pantry and Clothing Room: Tuesday, Wednesday, and/or
Thursday from 9 AM to 1 PM
Receptionist: Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM–12:30 PM or
12:30 PM-4:30 PM
If you are interested please contact
Lauren Grinage @ (708)333-8370
An Affair for the Heart
Advocate South Suburban Hospital presents a free cardiovascular
health fair featuring educational booths and health screenings.
WHEN: Monday, February 9, TIME: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM,
WHERE: Advocate South Suburban Hospital-east Lobby. Come and
learn about smoking cessation, heart healthy eating, diabetes,
heart risk assessments. These FREE health screenings will be
offered: blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol lipid profile (fasting
encouraged), body fat analysis, peripheral vascular disease.
Questions, please call (708) 213-3836
February 8 , 2009
Irons Oaks Environmental Learning Center
invites you to try one of their upcoming
February 15, Snowshoeing, 3-5 PM, preregister by
February 12. FREE, program has an age
requirement, please contact Irons Oaks for more
February 22, Winter Camping, 3-4 PM, preregister
by February 19. FREE program. For more information or to register, please call 708-481-2330.
St. Lawrence O’Toole Catholic Community
is a community of faith longing to know Jesus and working to build God’s Kingdom. We seek to
provide the opportunity for the expression of our people’s gifts and varied cultures,
living together in a spirit of Christian joy.
We aspire to be people of prayer, vision, service and invitation.
We invite you to pray with us.
This week at O’Toole
Sunday, February 8, 2009
8:00 AM: Mass
8:00 AM: Breakfast w/Band
10:00 AM: Mass
12:00 PM: Mass
1:00 PM: Mini Labyrinth Retreat SC/G
7:00 PM: Teen Group
Monday, February 9, 2009
8:30 AM: Mass
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
8:30 AM: Mass
9:00 AM: Scripture Study
6:30 PM: SvDP Society
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
8:30 AM: Mass
5:30 PM: Liturgy Committee PO/SK
7:00 PM: Baptism Prep
7:00 PM: Band Boosters
Thursday, February 12, 2009
8:30 AM: Mass
6:00 PM: Irish Dance
7:00 PM: Music Ministry
Friday, February 13, 2009
8:30 AM: Mass
6:00 PM: PADS
Saturday, February 14, 2009
8:30 AM: Mass
9:00 AM: Rosary
9:15 AM: SvDP
4:00 PM: Reconciliation
5:00 PM: Mass
7:00 PM: Valentine’s Dance
Sunday, February 15, 2009
8:00 AM: Mass
10:00 AM: Mass—Family MassCommunion Inscription
12:00 PM: Mass
Readings for the Week:
Monday: Gn 1:1-19; Mk 6:53—56
Tuesday: Gn 1:20—2:4a; Mk 7:1-13
Wednesday: Gn 2:4b-9, 15-17;
Mk 7:14-23
Thursday: Gn 2:18-25;
Mk 7:24-30
Friday: Gn 3:1-8; Mk 7:31-37
Saturday: Gn 3:9-24; Mk 8:1-10
Sunday: Lv 13:1-2, 44-46; Ps 32;
1 Cor 10:31 — 11:1; Mk
Masses for the week
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Intentions of Rev. Michael J. Novick &
Family req. by Mary & Chuck Seputis
Monday, February 9, 2009
Victor Petro req. by Andy Petro, Phil
Wiedman req. by Janie Weidman,
Edward Novick req. by John & Dawn
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Edward Novick req. by Dorothy
Schindler, Intentions of Mary Cortes req.
by Pat Kubas
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
John B. Cook
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Dean Dannels req. by The Dannels
Friday, February 13, 2009
Barbara Schultz req. by Al & Marie
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Loretta Regan req. by The Regan Family,
Jerry Kaplan req. by Flora Krupa
Masses for Sunday, February 15, 2009
John B. Cook, John M. Scott.
Intentions of Jane Fagan
Saints and Special Observances:
Sunday: Fifth Sunday in Ordinary
Time; World Day for
Consecrated Life; World
Marriage Day; Boy Scout
Sunday;Tu B’Shvat
(Jewish new year of trees)
begins at sunset
Tuesday: St. Scholastica
Wednesday: Our Lady of Lourdes;
World Day of the Sick
Thursday: Abraham Lincoln’s
Saturday: St. Cyril and
St. Methodius;
Valentine’s Day

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