June 5, 2016 Bulletin
Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time June 5, 2016
St. Odilo Parish
National Shrine of the Poor Souls
St. Odilo Church is the only parish in the United States dedicated to the Souls in Purgatory.
It was founded and sanctioned as the Shrine of the Poor Souls
by His Eminence, George Cardinal Mundelein, in 1928,
with a special indulgence of 200 days granted upon each visit to the shrine.
Rectory: 2244 East Avenue, Berwyn, IL 60402
School: 2301 S. Clarence, Berwyn, IL 60402
Convent: 2319 S. Clarence, Berwyn, IL 60402
CCD Office: 2301 S. Clarence, Berwyn, IL 60402
Web Address: www.saintodilo.org
Rev. Anthony Brankin
Rev. Msgr. Richard Saudis
Rev. Robert Coleman
Mr. Alfonso Salgado
Mr. William Donegan
Ms. Laura Canaveral
Mrs. Idalia Gonzalez
Mr. Paul Rau
Monday thru Friday: 6:30 and 8AM
Saturday: 8:00AM, 4PM
Sunday: 7AM (Sp.), 8:00 (Eng.), 9:30 (Latin) &
11AM (Eng.) & 12:30PM (Sp.)
Holy Days: 6:30PM (Eng.) the previous evening; 6:30,
8:10AM, 12:00 Noon and 6:30PM (Sp.)
Church is open: Weekdays from 6AM - 6PM
Confessions: Saturday 11:15AM - 12Noon & by
Rectory Office hours: Monday thru Friday: 9AM -9PM
Saturday 9AM-6PM Sunday 9AM-3PM
Mrs. Beth Ritzenthaler
Mrs. Gail Kunce
Mrs. Ruby Martinez
All Sacraments and ceremonies are available in
Italian, Latin, Spanish & of course English.
Baptisms: Every Saturday at 10:30AM & Sunday at
1:30PM. Parents are required to register for baptism
with a priest. Parents should be registered parishioners.
Please call to make an appointment.
Marriages: Arrangements should be made at least six
months in advance with a parish priest. Please call the
rectory to make an appointment.
Visits to the Sick: Please inform the rectory for
hospital or homebound visits.
Quinceaneras: Cotillion Masses are available for our
girls who have been confirmed-please call.
Bishop Paprocki: We Ask You to Use the Correct Bathroom
Bathrooms Now Legislated? Who knew?
by Bishop Thomas John Paprocki, Catholic Times:
My dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
Once again common sense has been turned on its head in our culture, this time by transgender activists agitating for people to be
able to use the bathroom that they feel corresponds emotionally to their self-identified gender rather than the anatomical gender
of their biological sex. The issue has emerged prominently in recent national and local news.
Obama and the Civil Rights of Transgender People
In North Carolina, in response to an ordinance adopted in Charlotte that would have allowed transgender people to use whatever
bathroom they wanted, the state legislature passed a law in March blocking local governments from enacting rules that grant
such privileges to transgender people. A similar law recently passed in Mississippi allows people to withhold services from
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals on religious grounds. In response, President Barack Obama has said that
these laws in North Carolina and Mississippi are “wrong” and “should be overturned.” The Obama administration used the
Department of Justice to warn the state of North Carolina that its new law limiting bathroom access violated the civil rights of
Here in Illinois, in response to a federal complaint, the Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211 in suburban Chicago
earlier this year granted a transgender student, who was born male but identifies as female, limited access to the girls locker
room at Fremd High School. Similarly, a transgender student at a Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 school has been
granted access to a locker room designated for the opposite sex. The Chicago Public Schools have announced that their students,
teachers and staff could use whichever restroom matches their self-selected gender identity.
Nearby in central Illinois, a transgender student at Williamsville High School who was born with female anatomy but identifies
as a male recently resolved a complaint filed in October with the Illinois Department of Human Rights. The school had previously provided a private bathroom for the transgender student, who complained that this was unacceptable, saying, “It made me
feel like I was being treated differently and ostracized.” So now all transgender students at Williamsville High School will have
access to the restroom and locker room facilities of the gender they identify with emotionally, not the biological gender that they
were born with.
Earlier this month, a group of Illinois students and parents sued the Obama administration over its stance on transgender
students’ access to school bathrooms and locker rooms, arguing that the U.S. Department of Education is illegally forcing local
authorities to let children use facilities that correspond to their subjectively chosen gender identity. The complaint alleges that
the federal government has violated students’ fundamental right to privacy and parents’ constitutional right to instill moral
standards and values in their children.
It is a Mental Illness
The transgender activists would have you believe that their politically correct ideology is based on science; however, the
American College of Pediatricians has pointed out that transgenderism is classified as a mental illness and therefore has warned
legislators and educators that conditioning children to accept transgenderism as normal is child abuse. They advised, “When an
otherwise healthy biological boy believes he is a girl, or an otherwise healthy biological girl believes she is a boy, an objective
psychological problem exists that lies in the mind, not the body, and it should be treated as such.”
Dr. Paul McHugh, psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, was so concerned about the psychological origins of
gender-identity disorder that he halted the practice of sex-reassignment surgery at his institution. He concluded that the
research demonstrated that Johns Hopkins should no longer participate in what he called “unusual and radical treatment”
for “mental disorders.”
Continued on next page.
Destroying the Very Essence of the Human Creature
The Catholic Church has some clear teachings on transgender issues. Catholics are called to treat everyone with compassion. Yet
the church maintains that people may not change what Pope Benedict XVI called “their very essence.” In a speech at the Vatican
on Dec. 23, 2008, Benedict directly addressed transgender issues by cautioning Catholics about “destroying the very essence of the
human creature through manipulating their God-given gender to suit their sexual choices.”
Your Gender is a Gift from God
Similarly, in his encyclical Laudato Si, issued last year on the environment, Pope Francis called for men and women to acknowledge
their bodies as a gift from God which should not be manipulated. “The acceptance of our bodies as God’s gift is vital for welcoming
and accepting the entire world as a gift from the Father and our common home,” the pope wrote, “whereas thinking that we enjoy
absolute power over our own bodies turns, often subtly, into thinking that we enjoy absolute power over creation” (no. 155).
In his recent apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), Pope Francis warns that gender ideology “denies the difference and reciprocity in nature of a man and a woman and envisages a society without sexual differences … It is one thing to be
understanding of human weakness and the complexities of life, and another to accept ideologies that attempt to sunder what are
inseparable aspects of reality. Let us not fall into the sin of trying to replace the Creator. We are creatures, and not omnipotent.
Creation is prior to us and must be received as a gift. At the same time, we are called to protect our humanity, and this means, in the
first place, accepting it and respecting it as it was created” (no. 56).
Here in the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois, we ask that people respect these teachings of the Catholic Church in their use of
facilities in our churches and schools. People who are confused about their gender identity — especially children and adolescents —
should be treated with compassion and provided counseling rather than being further confused by activists promoting their political
May God give us this grace. Amen.
Father’s Day Novena
Our Annual Novena of Masses for fathers, living and deceased, will begin
on Father’s Day. A Mass for all fathers enrolled will be celebrated for nine
Envelopes to enroll your fathers are available in the vestibule of the church.
The envelope containing the name/names may be dropped in the collection or handed in at the rectory.
It is not necessary to fill out separate envelopes for each name-multiple names may be included on the
envelope or a list enclosed.
We ask that you please PRINT all names.
TO: ALL LEADERS OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT MEET AT ST. ODILO PARISH
The calendar meeting is Monday, June 6th at 7PM in the rectory. Every St. Odilo organization must
have a representative attend this meeting if your group plans to use meeting rooms in the parish
between June, 2016 and June, 2017.
IGLESIA SAN ODILO
ST. ODILO CHURCH
VENTA DE BOTANAS
DOMINGO JUNIO 5
SUNDAY , JUNE 5
VENTA FRUTA FRESCA
Las ganancias seran para la fiesta de
nuestra Virgen de Guadalupe.
All proceeds will benefit the
Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
San Odilo -St. Odilo
Martes 7 de Junio
Tuesday, June 7
Help the Vulnerable: Urge Elected Leaders to Pass a State Budget
Every 30 seconds someone counts on Catholic Charities for help. We are now asking for your help. Please lend
your voice to advocate for the State of Illinois to end its budget stalemate and pass a budget that cares for the
poor and most vulnerable in our communities. Catholic Charities is currently owed more than $25 million by the
State of Illinois – a number that grows by at least $2 million per month.
Please take time today to call your state elected officials with this simple message, “I am a voter in your district. I
am contacting you on behalf of the poor and vulnerable people who depend on our state’s safety net of human
services, especially the more than 1 million people served by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago.” If
you do not know who your state representative and senator are, please call the State Board of Elections at (217)
782-4141 or visit www.elections.il.gov and click on “New District/ Official Search.” You can find more information
and a template advocacy letter at www.CatholicCharities.net on the homepage.
Anuncio para el Boletín Parroquial
Cada 30 segundos alguien acude a Caridades Católicas por ayuda. Ahora estamos pidiendo por su ayuda. Por favor, preste su voz para abogar por nosotros al Estado de Illinois para que ponga fin a la paralización del presupuesto y que apruebe un presupuesto que se preocupe por las personas en necesidad y los más vulnerables en
nuestras comunidades. Actualmente a Caridades Católicas se les debe $25 millones por parte del Estado de Illinois
– una cantidad que sigue aumentando por lo menos $2 millones al mes. Por favor, tome tiempo hoy y llame a sus
funcionarios electos del estado con este simple mensaje, “Yo soy un votante en su distrito y lo estoy contactando
en nombre de las personas en necesidad y vulnerables que dependen en la red de seguridad social de servicios humanos de nuestro Estado, en especial las más de un millón de personas atendidas por Caridades Católicas de la
Arquidiócesis de Chicago.” Si no sabe quién es su representante estatal y senador, por favor llame a la Junta Estatal de Elecciones al (217) 782-4141 o visite www.election.il.gov y haga clic en “District/Official Search” y escriba su
dirección. Puede encontrar más información y un ejemplo de una carta de abogacía en
St. Odilo Online Giving Donations Made Easy
We encourage you to make online donations by
logging onto our website, www.saintodilo.org and
click on the Donate button and register using your
checking account, debit card or credit card.
Question? Call Beth Ritzenthaler at the rectory,
REFLECTION FOR THE WEEK
DO NOT COMPLAIN WHEN THINGS IN OUR
LIVES GO WRONG. GOD NEVER SENDS US
MORE THAN WE CAN HANDLE.
SICK RELATIVES & FRIENDS
MASSES FOR THE WEEK
Please remember the sick - Regina Szatkowski, Josephine Sprovieri,
Ernest Karamas, Charlie Turek, George Kasper, Alice Kowalski,
Henry Kereluk, Sr. Johanna Trisoliere, Ramon Marentes, Richard
Wenc, William Stepanek, Karen Lewis, Joseph Kirchoff, our Veterans,
Barbara Defina, Ralph Cannataro, Mike Kadrowicz, Eddie Shishkoff,
Baby Carmody, Frances Rapacz, Maurice Ford, Milly Kosinar, Shirley
Klein, Anita Sanchez, Karen Halter, L. R. Hammond, Patricia Niwa,
Barbara Mance, Deborah Ferguson, Francisco Solis, Mary White,
Jeanette Sprovieri, Hubert Ruiz, Mike Reato, Joseph Cannella Jr.,
Robert Bujnowski, Patricia Dewk, Danny Gale, Joan Brunner, Pat
Fitzgerald, Patricia Stalzer, Norma Kmet, Mary Mascitti, Frank Niwa,
Tuley Ruzicka, Jim Wisniewski, Narda Zendlock, Donna Oborski,
Paul Burke, Elizabeth Andrejek, Ashley Hess, Jean Bonin,
Isabelle Rodriguez, Richard Geary.
MONDAY, JUNE 6-SAINT NORBERT, BISHOP
6:30AM-Stanley Shutay (Wife)
8:10AM-Rudy B. Santos (Santos Family)
TUESDAY, JUNE 7-WEEKDAY
6:30AM-Edward & Marie Petrigilano (Family)
8:10AM-Frank Sommese (Family)
-Thanks to Mother of God
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8-WEEKDAY
6:30AM-15th Anniversary-Lori & Charles Burda
8:10AM-Jovita Martinez (Nancy Pudil)
THURSDAY, JUNE 9-SAINT EPHREM, DEACON AND
DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH
6:30PM-Joseph & Irene Kubik (Joe Bohil)
8:10AM-Czar Del Rosario (Rosa Family)
FRIDAY, JUNE 10-WEEKDAY
8:10AM-Stephen Klekovich (Family)
SATURDAY, JUNE 11-SAINT BARNABAS, APOSTLE
8AM-Edmund Gorman (Family)
12PM-Wedding of Miguel Patlan & Maria Abellaneda
2PM-Wedding of Ignacio Quijano Bahena
& Araceli Moreno
4PM-Jozef & Karolina Siuty (Friend)
SUNDAY, JUNE 12-ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN
7AM-Barbara Thurness (Flynn Family)
8AM-Anne Bogolin (Niece)
9:30AM-Maria Del Refugio Gonzalez (Villarreal Family)
11AM-Birthday Blessing for Jose D. Zepeda (Cano Family)
12:30PM-Florentina Valdivia & Camila & Veronica
Hernandez (Hernandez-Gutierrez Family)
III-Ignacio Quijano Bahena & Araceli Moreno
III-Miguel Patlan & Maria Abellaneda
II-Freddy Juarez & Marilyn Vasquez
OUR WEEKLY OFFERING
May 29, 2016
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
6:30-Legion of Mary (PrR)
7PM-Parish Calendar Meeting (DR)
6PM-Abner Jairo Ortiz Concert (CH)
6:30-Little Flowers (SR)
7PM-Special Events (DR)
7PM-Knights of Columbus (PR)
6PM-ESL Beginners (PH)
7:30-ESL Intermediate (PH)
6PM-Arts & Crafts (SR)
6PM-Mexican Folklorico Dance (PH)
7PM-Armory of Christ (CB)
7PM-Bible Study (PR)
6PM-Mexican Folklorico Dance (PH)
6:30-Pequeño Rebaño (CB)
7PM-Faith Formation (PR)
SCHEDULE FOR NEXT WEEK
11 & 12
Group Contact Information
Armory of Christ-708-681-6879
Guadalupanos-708-484-2161 Legion of Mary -708-623-9280
Knights of Columbus-708-204-3761
Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima -708-484-1204
Little Flowers-469-487-9506 or [email protected]
D. Soto, D. Soto
W. Morrall, S. Morrall
Servers for Week of June 6-11: A. Canaveral, A. Espinosa, Gemma Gleeson