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FOR THE GLORY
The entire history of the Jewish
people is directed toward one goal:
that God might be glorified through
the chosen people. Christians, too,
are called to “do everything for the
glory of God.” In today’s scriptures
Paul reminds us that the best way
for us to glorify God is to seek to
benefit “the many,” as Christ did
when he shed his blood for all of
The reading from Leviticus explains one way the Jews sought to
benefit the many, by keeping lepers
and leprosy away from the chosen
people. Jesus finds a better way. He
cures the leper, who immediately
re enters the community to spread
the good news about Jesus to everyone who will listen. In this way
both Jesus and the leper fulfill their
calling to glorify the God who fills
us “with the joy of salvation.”
Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
SIXTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
February 15, 2015
Sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
A curious feature of the first half of Mark’s Gospel is
the pattern of Jesus working a miracle, then telling the recipient of the miracle to keep still about it. Many theories have
been offered: Mark is setting the stage for the great “secret”
revealed when Peter will proclaim Jesus the Messiah at Caesarea Philippi; more skeptical commentators offer that Jesus,
fully aware of human nature, knew that the way to spread the
news was to tell people to keep it secret. The insight into this
secret-keeping that serves us well, however, is that Jesus was
initiating his public ministry according to the pattern that Paul
describes: he was doing it for the glory of God—not for his
own benefit, but for that of all. Paul would later write in Philippians that Jesus “humbled” himself to become like us. And we
see this humility at work in today’s healing of the leper. Jesus
is trying to reveal the presence of God’s reign among the people, not so that he himself might receive the glory, but so that
God would be glorified through him. Imitating this pattern,
which Paul encourages the Jewish and Greek Christian factions
in Corinth to do, still serves us well today.
UNCLEAN OR UNCLEANSED?
A common thread that runs through religions and religious communities throughout the course of human history is
our tendency to build boundaries or barriers around ourselves—or to exclude certain people—because they are
“unclean” and they pose some real or perceived threat. The
reading from Leviticus illustrates a very pragmatic exclusion of
the unclean for the sake of preserving the physical health of the
community. Corinthians, however, shows a different kind of
exclusion being practiced: Jewish Christians and Greek Christians excluding one another from the church of God for no
practical purpose. And it is this kind of thoughtless, unexamined exclusion that Paul sees as useless in the face of what
Christians are called to be as the Body of Christ: those who
seek the benefit of many, that they might be saved, imitating
Christ himself. Throughout our own history, our Roman Catholic Church has practiced both kinds of exclusion, sometimes
for the genuine preservation of the Church. Sadly, however,
there are also many examples of times when we have thoughtlessly excluded others, failing to imitate Christ.
THE CLEANSING POWER OF LOVE
The leper in today’s Gospel had perhaps sung the
psalmist’s words “I turn to you, Lord, in time of trouble, and
you fill me with the joy of salvation.” And so he turns to Jesus,
and Jesus allows himself to come face to face with this unclean
outcast. We note carefully that Jesus, in response to the leper’s
request for healing, states that it is his will, and therefore the
will of his Father, also moved with pity and love, to cleanse
and heal the leper. (In a curious twist of fate, the joy of the
leper, once the outcast, makes it impossible for Jesus to enter
the community openly.) If we are to continue to live out our
prayer “thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” we must
also come face to face with those cast out, cast aside, called
“unclean” by our communities. Like Paul, we must seek to
discover if their uncleanliness is real or only a way for us to
feel smug or better about ourselves to the detriment of God’s
glory. Like Jesus, we must, moved with pity and love, reach
out to be the cleansing and welcoming touch they need.
OUR LENTEN OBSERVANCES
Abstinence from meat is to be observed by
all Catholics 14 years old and older on Ash
Wednesday and on all the Fridays of Lent.
Fasting is to be observed on Ash Wednesday
by all Catholics who are 18 years of age but
not yet 59. Those who are bound by this may
take only one full meal. Two smaller meals
are permitted if necessary to maintain
strength according to one‘s needs, but eating
solid foods between meals is not permitted.
The special Paschal fast, as well as abstinence, are prescribed for Good Friday and
encouraged for Holy Saturday.
2015 Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
MASS WITH THE DISTRIBUTION OF ASHES
10:00am & 7:30pm
LITURGY OF THE WORD WITH
DISTRIBUTION OF ASHES
3:00PM & 6:00PM
Ashes will only be distributed at the times listed
above. Homebound ministers are asked to take
their ashes after the 10:00am Mass.
PRAY FOR THE SICK OF OUR PARISH
All Souls Feb 22
†Dominga L. Pureza
†Stefan, Lester, Buddie Gurak
Be y Graﬀy
Nicole e Zullo
Charlo e Lorkowski
Cathy Arnold Porzel
Ka e Harker-Laureano
Baby Lacey Lynn Porzel
If you wish to have your
name added or removed
from this list, please call the
PRAY FOR THE DECEASED
Our Military Men and Women
Mary E. Schwellenbach
READINGS FOR THE WEEK
First Reading — The leper will dwell apart, making an abode outside the camp (Leviticus 13:1-2, 44
Psalm — I turn to you, Lord, in time of trouble, and
you fill me with the joy of salvation (Psalm 32).
Second Reading — Do everything for the glory of
God; be imitators of Christ (1 Corinthians 10:31 —
Gospel — The leprosy left him immediately, and he
was made clean (Mark 1:40-45).
The English translation of the Psalm Responses from the Lectionary for Mass © 1969, 1981, 1997,
International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.
Gn 4:1-15, 25; Ps 50:1, 8, 16bc-17,
20-21; Mk 8:11-13
Gn 6:5-8; 7:1-5, 10; Ps 29:1a, 2,
3ac-4, 3b, 9c-10; Mk 8:14-21
Jl 2:12-18; Ps 51:3-6ab, 12-14, 17;
2 Cor 5:20 — 6:2; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18
Dt 30:15-20; Ps 1:1-4, 6; Lk 9:22-25
Is 58:1-9a; Ps 51:3-6ab, 18-19;
Is 58:9b-14; Ps 86:1-6; Lk 5:27-32
Gn 9:8-15; Ps 25:4-9; 1 Pt 3:18-22;
Treasures from our Traditions
F . R
F . H
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Tuesdays, 9:00am to 7:15pm
in the church
God dwells in our midst, in the
Blessed Sacrament of the altar.
-St. Maximilian Kolbe
Come and spend a quiet, personal
holy hour of prayer
with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament
All are welcome to spend time in prayer
For more information,
call Carrie or Bob Alexander 847.882.3250
Lent, the Church’s annual pre-baptismal retreat,
prepares us to gather around the Easter font, renew
our baptismal vows, and receive new life from the
water as the elect are plunged into Christ’s death
and resurrection. This core meaning is more or
less available, depending on whether we journey
with catechumens in the parish and on the vigor of
our liturgical celebration of the Triduum. Some
persist in seeing Lent as a lonely journey in the
wilderness; yet this week we enter the Lenten fast
in solidarity with one another. The smudged foreheads you will spy throughout Ash Wednesday on
buses, street corners, and supermarket aisles remind you that you are hardly alone in your desire
to enact a spring cleaning regime for your spiritual
Long ago, this kind of repentance was available to Christians only once. Ashes and sackcloth
were not raiment for a day, but permanent habits
for public sinners. Fasting became a way of life,
and if they sinned severely again, there was no
hope of restored communion. Happily, this system
did not endure. It produced reluctant Christians
who even held back from baptism, like St. Augustine did, out of fear. Today we have recovered an
ancient tradition that conversion and repentance
are constant themes on life’s journey, and that
Lent is an annual opportunity to revive our baptismal identity, both as individuals and communities.
—Rev. James Field, Copyright © J. S. Paluch Co.
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In order to maintain our welcoming atmosphere as
guests and parishioners cross our threshold, we are
in need of a few more greeters to minister at Mass.
We have an excellent core of ministers, but need a
few more to welcome our many parish members and
guests. There are no meetings; training takes only a
few minutes, and a flexible schedule is available.
Please prayerfully consider offering your time in
this important ministry. Call Dr. Brunelle for more
information and training at 847.524.0260.
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Clinical Professional Counselor, with a PhD in Clinical Psychology and cer fied as an Addic ons Counselor. She assists individuals, couples, and families
dealing with personal issues and family problems.
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St. Vincent de Paul
Food Pantry Needs
Liquid Dish Soap
Diapers - sizes, 3,4 and 5
Thank you for providing the resources that allow us to
continue to assist area residents in need during these difficult times and maintain a well-stocked food pantry.
For assistance with:
Food call 847.524.9676
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Howie Lanctot, a parishioner of
St. Marcelline, and is scheduled
to be ordained to the Order of
Deacon on May 17, 2015 at Holy Name Cathedral by Archbishop Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago. This is a public
announcement of the upcoming
ordination and fulfills the canonical requirement. Catholics
are obliged to reveal any impediments or circumstances that would prevent Howie Lanctot from receiving Sacred Orders and should contact the pastor
or the archbishop with such information as soon as
possible if there is a serious question about the candidate’s suitability for ordained ministry.
February 8, 2015
Fiscal Year to Date $495,602
Surplus/Deficit Year to Date
Vocation Cross Schedule
Here is the schedule for the month of February for volunteers to pray for Vocations to become Catholic Priests and
Nuns. All parishioners are urged to sign up to receive the
prayer cross at any mass you desire, by contacting Knights
of Columbus member Charles Linkenheld at
847.352.6358, or email him directly at [email protected] Pickup in Sacristy and return no
later than 4:00 pm the following week.
Pete & Rosemary Justen
THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
February 15, 2015
The Jubila on Ringers are looking for some
extra handbell ringers for the spring 2015
season! All 7th graders through adults who
can read music are invited to join. No previous handbell experience necessary! Rehearsals are Sunday mornings from 8:45a10:45a, and the Jubila on Ringers take part
in 11:00a Mass once a month.
We’re playing some fun music at the Spring
Concert in May—including music from Star
Wars and the Beatles—and we’d love for you
to be a part of it!
If you’d like to join the Jubila on Ringers or
just want more informa on, email
Director Ma hew Prins at
or call him at 847.478.0740.
Mason Adam Schuler
Son of Adam Schuler & Carolyn Potami s
Evan Thomas Stewart
Son of Alexander & Catherine Stewart
Caiden Lee Jones
Son of Anthony Smith & Caitlin Jones
Save The Date
2015 Lenten Mission
Sunday 3/15 thru
Tuesday 3/17 @ 7:30 PM
St. Hubert Catholic Church
Speaker Friar Brian Walker O.P.
To Praise, To Bless, To Preach
Joyful Noise is open to all 2nd-6th graders
who would like to ring handbells! No prior
music-reading experience necessary—all
children are challenged at their own level.
Joyful Noise takes part in 8:30a Mass once a
month. Rehearsals are Mondays from 7:00p7:45p in Room 10.
If your child would like to join Joyful Noise or
if you want more informa on,
email Director Ma hew Prins at
[email protected] or call him at
ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Mark your Calendars!
How about celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with Us again?
MARCH 7TH, 2015
6:00 pm (Following 5:00 pm Mass)
$12:00 adults - $5.00 Children under 12
Corned Beef & Cabbage; Vegetables: Boiled Potatoes
Mac & Cheese for the Kids, Fruit Cocktail ,Soda
St. Joseph’s Table of Desserts
Nominal Charge for Beer & Wine
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS St. Marcelline Council 7694 & HOSPITALITY Ministry
All Profit goes to our Parish…Share some of your Pot-o-Gold
CRS RICE BOWL 2015
This Lent we will again participate in the
CRS Rice Bowl, a faith-in-action program that will
help you experience Lenten spirituality by living in
solidarity with people in need around the world.
As we, the global Church, prepare for the
World Meeting of Families in 2015 in Philadelphia
this fall, it is especially appropriate to come together in prayer as a family this Lent. Your cardboard
CRS Rice Bowl and Lenten Calendar are great
tools to guide your Lenten prayer, fasting and almsgiving.
Read these materials together and consider
what you will give up for Lent as a family or as
individuals. Be sure to write your goals on the side
of your CRS Rice Bowl.
Your Lenten Calendar has brief activities
for each day of Lent, stories of hope from people
around the world and recipes for simple meatless
meals. Consider reading the Lenten Calendar as a
family each day at dinner. Try one or more of the
recipes for a meatless Friday dinner and be sure to
watch the CRS Rice Bowl Global Kitchen videos
to learn how to prepare for each meal.
Be sure to visit crsricebowl.org to view
videos of people whose lives are touched by your
support of CRS Rice Bowl. You can also find fun
activities for your family. And download the CRS
Rice Bowl app to receive daily reflections right on
your phone---and to track your Lenten sacrifices.
We will be collecting your CRS Rice Bowls
on Holy Thursday evening or you may return
them via the collection basket or to the parish office.
Thank you for using your
CRS Rice Bowl this Lent
Peace and Justice Committee
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Sunday, February 15
WC Bake Sale/A er Masses
Monday, February 16
Finance Comm. Mee ng 7:00
Tuesday, February 17
Eucharis c Adora on
Morning Bible Study
Wednesday, February 18 - Ash Wednesday
Thursday, February 19
Marriage Prep. Mee ng 7:00
PPC Mee ng
WCRHP Mee ng
Friday, February 20
Catholic Family Time
Saturday, February 21
Girl Scout Cookie Sale
Catholic Family Time
MOC - Grief Support
Sunday, February 22
Girl Scout Cookie Sale
Confirma on 1 & 2
pm Recon Rm
For an up to date list of all weekly calendar events
please go to www.stmarcelline.com
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Diemer Hall after all masses
February 14th & 15th
On February 7th St Marcelline Parish held an
“Italian Night Dinner”
hosted by the
St. Marcelline Knights of Columbus
About 150 parishioners and friends
enjoyed food and fellowship.
A good time was had by all.
Over $900 was raised for the parish.
Many thanks for the support from:
H & M Distributors
The Hospitality Ministry
The Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary
St. Marcelline Staff
The Knights of Columbus
It Hurts! It’s Lonely! It’s Unpredictable!
It’s Normal! It’s Healing!
When we experience the loss of someone we love,
we face a period of time for personal grief. No one
can predict how long this grieving process should
last—grief is personal, and everyone grieves in his or
her own way. There may be times during this process when we find that our experience of grief has
taken complete control over all that we do. Grief can
be very unpredictable; it affects us mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually, and socially. Grief can
make us feel crazy.
The journey of grief is a hard road to travel—it hurts.
Sometimes it helps to know that others share the
same pain, the same feelings, and the same struggle.
The community of St. Marcelline wishes to reach out
to you, or perhaps someone in your family, who find
their struggle with grief hard to endure.
If you or other family members find the struggle with
grief too difficult, then we would like to invite you to
our next series of support sessions, which will begin
on Saturday, February 21st and continue for six
weeks. Each 1-1/2 hour session begins at 10:30 am,
and is held in our Family Life Center. Come to as
many sessions as you like, or are able to attend.
Please contact the Parish Administration Office at
847-524-4429 and register for our next series of sessions. Should you have any questions regarding this
program, a member of our ministry team will be happy to contact you and answer any questions you may
Rev. Harold B. Stanger
Rev. Paul Sims, CR, PhD
Joe and Rey Garcia
Tom and Pat LaMan a
St. Vincent DePaul Society
Mike and Darla Filipucci
Ministry of Care
Paul and Diane Migala
Marriage Prepara on
Don and Roxanne Maiers
Bap sm Prepara on/RCIA
Dr. Marc Alan Brunelle, DMA
Director of Liturgy & Music
Direct Line: 847.524.0260
Mary Kramer, MPS
Director of Faith & Forma on
Direct Line: 847.524.1140
Coordinator of Elementary Ed.
Direct Line: 847.524.4113
Coordinator of JH/HS Educa on
Direct Line: 847.524.9484
Barbara LaMan a
blaman [email protected]
Administra ve Assistant
Buildings & Grounds
M A S S
S C H E D U L E
The Joyful Noise Children’s Handbell Choir First Sunday of the Month
The Sanctuary Choir and Jubilation Ringers
Monday, Tuesday, Friday
Check the Bulletin for Mass Times
Rosary after 8:30am Weekday Mass
Respect Life Rosary - First Saturday of the Month - 8:00am
Eucharistic Adoration - Tuesday, 9:00am - 7:00pm
Benediction on 3rd Tuesday at 7:00pm
Parents need to attend a Baptism Preparation class. Baptisms are celebrated
the 2nd and 3rd Sundays of the month. More information is contained on
Saturdays 4:00 to 4:30 pm in the Reconciliation Room in Church, or by appointment with a priest.
The parish celebrates the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick on the first
Tuesday of the month at the 8:30 am daily Mass. For other requests for
Anointing of the Sick, please call the parish office.
Please call the Parish Administration Center to register at least one year in
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CHURCH NAME AND ADDRESS
St. Marcelline #512144
822 South Springinsguth Road
Schaumburg, IL 60193
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