1 The Church of HOLY APOSTLES Roman Catholic July 19, 2015 Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Our Mission Statement: The Church of Holy Apostles is a compassionate, welcoming and healthy family that strives to love God and serve others with respect and dignity. Summer Fiesta Next Sunday! Make your pledge to the 2015 Diocesan Stewardship Appeal today! Visit our website: Sign up to receive text OR messages (no smartphone needed!) by subscribing to Flocknote, either through the link on the home page of our website or directly on Flocknote.com/holyapostles. Like us on facebook at thechurchofholyapostles for events, photos and more! THE CHURCH OF HOLY APOSTLES (ROMAN CATHOLIC) FR. PAUL C. WHITE, PASTOR FR. RUBÉN HERRERA, ASSOCIATE PASTOR CHURCH & PARISH OFFICE: 5211 W. Bull Valley Rd. McHenry, IL Telephone FAX FAMILY FAITH FORMATION OFFICE: , Ext. 120 or Web Site: MASS SCHEDULE: Mon: 7:30 AM & 12:10 PM; Tue: 7:30 AM & 6:30 PM; Wed: 7:30 AM & 12:10 PM; Thu: 7:30 AM & 7 PM (en Español); Fri: 7:30 AM & 12:10 PM; Sat: 7:30 AM & 5 PM and Sunday: 8 AM, 10 AM, 12 PM (en Español) & 5 PM CONFESSIONS: Tue: 5:30 to 6:15 PM; Thu: 8 to 8:45 AM & 6 to 6:45 PM (Spanish & English); Sat: 4 to 4:45 PM
2 Page 2 The Church of Holy Apostles, McHenry, IL A MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR Dear Holy Apostles Parish Family, Thanks for all your feedback and support from last week s column. I wanted you to see things as honestly and hope-filled as I do for the best of this parish for many years to come. Last week was a very special mission trip for all who went. We got to see a different part of the country and a different way of life. It has led us to look at how we can develop our service curriculum if you will, so we can offer more opportunities for service. This is where we come to a deeper level of experience of our faith. You may or may not have noticed that the office entrance to the church building is closed. There was an accident when we came home from the mission trip, when I tried to pull the truck under shelter to get out of the rain, but I was about 4 inches off on clearance. I am sorry for this inconvenience. The insurance has met with us and we will get it fixed as soon as possible. I made it 1,295 miles without incident. It was the last 5 feet that killed me. This week I will be gone for a three day conference on addictions and helping our priests who struggle with them. I am on the priest health committee and have attended this conference annually for the past 10 plus years. It helps me gain insight to help guys who need it. Fr. Diego is doing well in St. Charles. He stopped by last week to get the rest of his things from his room. Have a Blessed Week! Father Paul WE OFFER OUR PRAYERS FOR: All the homeless, the unemployed, the military, the addicted, the grieving, the imprisoned, and the physically and emotionally ill. Jack Czapla TJ Ciochon Gerald Doyle Tim Paul Gene Adams Ricky Mock Bob & Dolly Reidy John Rappa Audrey Teller Grace Wesinger Tracy Geraty Carol Leeper Allen Scholnick Jimmy Smith Kris Gore Nick Bishop Raymond Krecioch Eva Melesio Toni Gignac Bob Berg Ray Fardoux Brendan Wohnrade-Thompson Mike Vanderwyst, Sr. Karen Staller Marisa Diedrich Richardson Nancy Hoffman Sharon Justice Carole Dumont Patrick Waldron Bill Michaelis Glenn Ehrhart John Jelinek Annette Feller Clara Williams Donald Gauwitz Len Kubiak Kathy McCormick Ethel Parisi Joan Flood Tom Majercik Toni Nolde Darlene Briscoe Diane Briscoe Carole Ann Walberer Michael L. Prihoda Gene Seaver Frank Sweeney Anthony Scianna Tracy Norlen Bennie Brown Bertha Smith Lavonne Sallaz Jean Bower Victor Ortiz Wilfrid Dumont Baby Maxine Branson Reg Hawkes Robert Holas Liz Vavrik Baby Lukas Zalewski Harry Brown Jamie Dusthimer Carlos Torres Lu Andersen Baby Kale Brenner John Christensen Donald Nolde Pete Wintersdorf Irene Agrella Carrie Starvel Erick J. Mike Moore Jim West Baby Cole Esperanza Hart Margaret Long Mary Foland Blanca Tobar Courtney Adams God hears our prayers! Please call the Parish Office at to add a name to our Prayer List. If you or loved ones need prayers but do not want names to be published here, please contact the Holy Apostles Prayer Line at or to MASS SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 20: Monday: Ex 14:5-18/Mt 12:38-42 Tuesday: Ex 14:21--15:1/Mt 12:46-50 Wednesday: Ex 16:1-5, 9-15/Jn 20:1-2, Thursday: Ex 19:1-2, 9-11, 16-20b/Mt 13:10-17 Friday: Ex 20:1-17/Mt 13:18-23 Saturday: 2 Cor 4:7-15/Mt 20:20-28 Next Sunday: 2 Kgs 4:42-44/Eph 4:1-6/Jn 6:1-15 For complete daily Mass readings, visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website, usccb.org. On the home page, just click the date on the calendar for that day s readings MASS CELEBRANTS FOR JULY 25/26*: Saturday, July 25: Sunday, July 26: 5 PM Fr. Rubén 8 AM Fr. Paul 10 AM Fr. Paul 12 PM Fr. Rubén 5 PM Fr. Rubén *Subject to changes in priests schedules.
3 Page 3 Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 19, 2015 THIS WEEK AT HOLY APOSTLES SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2015 SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME 8:00 AM Mass followed by Anointing of the Sick Frank May and Richard Bruens 10:00 AM Taped Mass followed by Anointing of the Sick Marion Kelter and April Staples 12:00 PM Misa en Español con Unción de los Enfermos Eduardo Carbajal, Maricela Espinoza, Siria Eloiza Garcia, Arturo Arevalo Berrones, y Enriqueta Oropeza Mendez 1:30 PM Estudio de Biblia in Room of Remembrance 3:30 PM F.Y.R.E. Choir rehearsal in church 5:00 PM F.Y.R.E. Mass followed by Anointing of the Sick Ronald L. Blaul and The People of Holy Apostles 6:00 PM Youth Group in Fr. Sherry Parish Center MONDAY, JULY 20, 2015 Joe Kausner and Brett Paeglow (birthday) 12:10 PM Mass KC Bellino 6:00 PM Community Kitchen Meal in Fr. Sherry Parish Ctr./Kitchen TUESDAY, JULY 21, 2015 ST. LAWRENCE OF BRINDISI Mary Welzen 5:30 PM Confession/Reconciliation until 6:15 PM 6:30 PM Mass John Wiorkowski 7:00 PM Charismatic Prayer Group in O Neill Reading Room 7:00 PM Spanish Choir Rehearsal in Choir Loft WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015 ST. MARY MAGDALENE Pierre Yves Piquion 12:10 PM Mass Mary Craig 6:00 PM Church Housekeeping 7:00 PM Family Night/Shepherd Residential Care in Fr. Sherry Parish Ctr. THURSDAY, JULY 23, 2015 ST. BRIDGET Jozef Mastalski 8:00 AM Confession/Reconciliation until 8:45 AM 6:00 PM Rosario in Lourdes Chapel 6:00 PM Confessions/Reconciliation (Spanish & English) until 6:45 PM 7:00 PM Misa en Español Familia Cervantes Bautista (in thanksgiving) 7:00 PM Men s Emmaus Meeting in St. Catherine/St. Ambrose FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2015 ST. SHARBEL MAKHLUF Henry Staiger 9:00 AM Youth Fair/Blood Drive in Fr. Sherry Parish Center 12:10 PM Mass William Steinbock 6:00 PM Spanish Marriage Ministry in Archangels/Angels 7:00 PM Evangelization Project in Room of Remembrance 7:00 PM Spanish Women s Emmaus Meeting in St. Francis SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2015 ST. JAMES Dr. Gerard Dominique 9:00 AM Spanish Baptisms 12:00 PM Olivia & Oscar Mendez Wedding 1:30 PM Alcoholics Anonymous Informational Meeting in Fr. Sherry Parish Center/Kitchen 2:30 PM Kellen Guillitor/Kateri Victor Wedding 4:00 PM Confession/Reconciliation until 4:45 PM 5:00 PM Mass Susie Schultz & for all God s special Down s Syndrome children & adults and their families 8:00 PM Set-up for Summer Fiesta in whole building SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2015 SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME SUMMER FIESTA IN FR. SHERRY PARISH CENTER 8:00 AM Mass Janet Sygnator 9:00 AM Summer Fiesta begins with breakfast in Fr. Sherry Parish Center (continues through afternoon) 10:00 AM Taped Mass Elizabeth Metzger and Bill Stocker 12:00 PM Misa en Español Alejandra Alvarado 1:30 PM Estudio de Biblia in Room of Remembrance 3:30 PM F.Y.R.E. Choir rehearsal in church 5:00 PM F.Y.R.E. Mass Jane Filipek and The People of Holy Apostles 6:00 PM Youth Group in Fr. Sherry Parish Center Mass Intentions Please call the Parish Office at or stop by during office hours (8:30 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday) to arrange for a Mass Intention for a deceased or ill loved one or other special intention. Advertiser of the Week We wish to thank the business people who use our bulletin for advertising their products and services. Our advertisers make it possible for Holy Apostles to provide our weekly bulletin to you AT NO COST TO THE PARISH. Please patronize our advertisers. This week we especially thank: Foundation Fire Protection, Inc. 920 Boone Creek Ct., McHenry IL FIRE (3473) or Contact Jeff Tkachuk at , Ext or for information on placing an ad.
4 Page 4 Donate to School Supply Drive Seems like summer just began, but students will soon be preparing to go back to school in mid-august. To help out needy families in our community, we will be hosting a School Supply Drive. Items that are always needed are pencils, pens, notebook paper, notebooks, scissors, glue, rulers, backpacks, markers, crayons, folders, Kleenex, and more. Many of these items are currently on sale at all the area stores. Please, if you are able, pick up a few items and drop them off in the collection box in the narthex by August 16. Thank you! We Welcome the Newly Baptized Anthony Cervantes and Joceline Annette Cervantes, children of Israel Cervantes Fernandez and Guadalupe Salinas Casique Emerson Ruben Enciso Lopez, child of Ruben Enciso and Maria Lopez Gutierrez Jaden Ray Favinger, child of David and Tiffany Favinger Erick Hernandez Cortez, child of Juventino Hernandez and Leticia Cortez Kasai Marie Klinger, child of Shawn Klinger and Raquel Reyes Magalong Smith Roseileena Star Kray and Ehlenestra Rayne Kray, children of Mark Kray and Tracy Narcaroti Naomi Miranda Hernandez, child of Noe Miranda and Fulgencia Hernandez Jocelyn Navarrete Landa and Uriel Navarrete Landa, children of Arturo Navarrete Landa and Marie Landa Ramos Irving Rodriguez Flores, child of Artemio Rodriguez Aguilar and Ana Flores Tocoa José Luis Palma Montero and Kaylee Janet Palma Montero, children of José Luis Palma and Maria Del Rosario Montero Matthew Pastor, child of Jaime Pastor and Mayra Rodriguez Espinoza Max Wayne Rychlik, child of Gregory Rychlik and Susana Carrillo Joaquin Emiliano Simon, child of José Simon and Elizabeth Rico Breckin Thomas Veach, child of Justin and Erica Veach Sean Patrick Yuza, child of Dennis and Sheila Yuza Kimberly Zamarripa, child of Maria Carmen Zamarripa The Church of Holy Apostles, McHenry, IL It s a Summer Fiesta! Come have fun and enjoy delicious Mexican food with your Holy Apostles parish family at a Summer Fiesta on Sunday, July 26! This full day of celebration, hosted by the Hispanic Ministry, will begin with breakfast after the 8 AM and 10 AM Masses. Then at 12 PM the food will switch to delicious tacos, tamales, chiles relleños and more, all available for purchase. And there will be fun games for the kids so bring the whole family! All funds raised will benefit our parish. Community Kitchen Sharing God s Love We are feeding the hungry, at no cost, in the name of Christ, every Monday at 6 PM in the Fr. Sherry Parish Center. Doors open 5:45 PM. Please contact Mayra Rivas for information, to volunteer, or to donate food or supplies at or New volunteers are always needed! Holy Apostles Four Seasons group enjoyed a delicious lunch on a stunning summer day on the deck of Lindy s Landing Restaurant in Wauconda. Join them for lunch next month, August 11, at Vicki s Place in McHenry.
5 Page 5 Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 19, 2015 We Share Our Blessings This week, our Parish Tithe will be given to The Saint Vincent de Paul Society. SVdPS Reaches Out to Homebound Home-bound after a recent surgery, an older single gentleman called the St Vincent de Paul Society for assistance. Unable to drive and without friends or family in the area, this man had no way to means to get food or to get to church. Vincentians delivered food to his door and signed him up for Compassionate Ministry so that the Holy Eucharist could be brought to his home. This man was grateful for the care and compassion showed to him by our faith community. This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. John 15:12 Men Consider Emmaus This Fall Men, is it time to take a break from the rush and busyness that wears you down and steals your peace? Set aside October 2 through 4 this fall for the Men s Emmaus Retreat. It will change your life! Details will be available in the coming weeks but save these dates now. Contact Deacon Curt Fiedler at or for more information. Explore Ministry Formation Program Interested in serving God and the people of your parish? Then the Ministry Formation Program is for you! To find out more about this amazing two year program, visit the website for further information and registration forms. To Date Our Parish Has Achieved: 2015 Diocesan Stewardship Goal: $145, We Pledged: 113, Pledges Paid to Date: 59, Amount Owed to Diocese 86, No. of Families in Parish 2,147 No. of Donors 346 Percentage of Participation 16.1% Please make or pay your pledge today! Thank you for your generous giving! Increase Jesus Divine Life Within You Each moment that you spend in Jesus Eucharistic Presence will increase His Divine Life within you and deepen your personal relationship and friendship with Him. Take a little time each week to visit Jesus in the Divine Eucharist in the All Saints Perpetual Adoration Chapel. and thank Him and be refreshed. Pray, listen, and feel the peace that He gives us so lovingly. Take a little break from your busy life to acknowledge His comforting love. Jesus will bless you, your family, and the whole world for this hour of faith you spend with Him in the Blessed Sacrament. Please pray about committing to an hour spent with the Lord, especially these open times: Friday: 2 to 3 PM Saturday: 4 to 5 PM Sunday: 2 to 3 AM Call Mike Thielsen at to commit your time. Offer Your Intentions with Candles Four large candles surround the Blessed Sacrament in the All Saints Perpetual Adoration Chapel, each burning for 14 days. Request your own personal intentions for their duration by contacting the Parish Office. The suggested donation is $15 per candle. From July 19 through August 1 with these candles, your prayers have been requested by the Tapia Family, Janice Stromberg and Viridiana Lopez. Help Build Our Path, Brick by Brick Remember a deceased loved one or a special occasion such as a birthday or graduation with the perfect gift of an engraved brick in our Prayer Path around the All Saints Perpetual Adoration Chapel. Pick up an order form at the Information Center in the narthex and write the message you would like engraved on the brick. Orders and payments may be dropped off or mailed to the Parish Office or contact Sue Draffkorn at or for details. Tour Ireland with Fr. Godwin There are still a few seats left for the Best of Ireland & Northern Ireland Tour with Fr. Godwin Asuquo, Pastor of St. Patrick s Church in McHenry. The trip is October 12 through 22, 2015 and the price is $3,015 roundtrip from Chicago and includes air, hotels, most meals, and tour guide. Contact Carleen Murphy at or for details. Worship & Praise at St. Mary s St. Mary s Parish, 1401 N. Richmond Rd., McHenry, invites all to a Worship & Praise service on Sunday, August 2, at 2 PM. The service, hosted by Don Etten, will include contemporary Christian music and Scripture readings between songs. Come and join in singing praises to our God or just listen and reflect on His majesty.
6 Pagina 6 El Temor/El Afán/La ansiedad: Dios tiene la solución. Muchos hoy en día pueden ser víctimas del temor, la ansiedad, y la preocupación porque no proveen para sí mismos el alimento espiritual necesario. La mayoría de la gente no se olvida de alimentar su cuerpo pero se olvida de alimentar su alma. Prestando muy poca atención a su nutrición espiritual, van desgastándose poco a poco y no tienen fuerzas para controlar ni influenciar su mente, la cual causa estragos en su vida. Haga tiempo para leer la Palabra de Dios y orar. La Palabra de Dios nos nutre porque oímos la voz de Dios hablándonos desde sus páginas. La oración es efectiva y poderosa, capaz de eliminar la ansiedad, temor y preocupaciones de la mente de cualquiera que la practique. Pero hay que tener fe en que Dios oye nuestras oraciones porque creemos en El, y sabemos que nos ama, nos escucha, y quiere ayudarnos. Santiago 1:5 Y si alguno de ustedes tiene falta de sabiduría, pídala a Dios, el cual da a todos abundantemente y sin reproche, y le será dada. Pero pida con fe, no dudando nada, porque el que duda es semejante a la ola del mar, que es arrastrada por el viento y echada de una parte a otra. Cuando tenemos ansiedad, temor, o preocupación, un versículo bíblico maravilloso es el siguiente: Isaías 26:3 Tú guardarás en completa paz a aquel cuyo pensamiento en ti persevera; porque en ti ha confiado. Juan 14:27 La paz os dejo, mi paz os doy. Yo no os la doy como el mundo la da. No se turbe vuestro corazón, ni tenga miedo. Lean y mediten en estas palabras. Son palabras de vida y paz. La fe y la oración son algo poderosísimo. No hay droga, calmante, ni sedante que se pueda comparar con la fe en Dios Todopoderoso y la oración. Una joven mujer, estuvo en depresión muchos años. Aunque estaba bajo cuidados médicos y en tratamiento psiquiátrico con varios fármacos fuertes, no fue hasta que empezó a leer la Biblia y a orar diariamente que empezó a salir del profundo estado depresivo en que estaba. Fiesta de Verano Reserve la fecha del domingo 26 de julio, Esperamos la participación de toda la comunidad, tendremos la fiesta de verano, comenzando a las 8am. Con venta de desayuno en el Fr. Sherry Center y cambiando el menú al terminar la misa de 12pm. Con venta de comida en el estacionamiento de la Iglesia. (si el tiempo lo permite) habrá juegos para los niños, todo lo que se recaude será para los gastos de la parroquia de los Santos Apóstoles. Puede traer sus sillas. Formación de las Familia en la Fe Las formas de inscripción para las clases de catecismo ya las puede encontrar en la oficina de la iglesia o en el centro de información. Este año también habrá clases en domingo de 9:30 a 11:30am. Este programa de catecismo es para que vengan en familia. Las clases serán ofrecidas el segundo y cuarto domingo del mes. Y las clases de los martes seguirán con el horario de 5 a 6:15 pm. Usted puede escoger una de las opciones Para mas información llamar a la oficina. Limpieza de la Iglesia Agradecemos a las personas que ayudan con la limpieza de la Iglesia. Próxima fecha miércoles 22 de julio a las 6 pm. La Iglesia de los Santos Apóstoles, McHenry, IL Requisitos para Bautizar Pasar a la oficina para llenar la forma de registro. Traer copia del Acta de Nacmiento del niño(a). Papás y Padrinos deben asisitir a la clase pre-bautismal, ofrecida el primer lunes del mes a las 6:45 pm. ( no traer niños) PADRINOS DEBEN ESTAR CASADOS POR LA IGLESIA. Presentar el Certificado de Matrimonio el día que llene la forma de registro. Ser mayores de 18 años. Fechas de Bautismo Domingo en misa de 12 pm. Agosto 9; Sept 13; Oct 4; Noviembre 1; y Diciembre 6 Fechas de Bautismos en sábado a las 9am. (solamente se celebra el sacramento, no hay misa) Julio 25; Agosto 29 y Octubre 31. Fechas de la clase Pre-bautismal. Lunes 6:45pm. Agosto 3 y 31; Septiembre 28; Octubre 26; y Noviembre 30 (hacer lo posible por NO traer niños) TRAER UNA BIBLIA POR PAREJA Adoración al Santísimo Sacramento Necesitamos Adoradores Permanentes para nuestra Capilla de Adoración al Santísimo. Si quiere ser adorador llame la oficina o llene una de las formas que se encuentran en la capilla de Adoración la puede traerla a la oficina. Horario disponibles: Viernes : 2 3 pm. Sábado: 4 5 pm. Domingo 2 3 am. Veladoras en la Capilla de Adoración Si desea ofrecer una de las veladoras que se encienden en la Capilla de Adoración al Santísimo por sus intenciones o sus necesidades, pase a la oficina de la Iglesia. La veladora dura 14 días encendida. El costo por veladora, $15 dólares. Este mes son encendidas del 19 de julio al 1 de agosto a petición de la Familia Tapia, Viridiana Lopez y Janice Stromberg. Padrinos para Bautismo Las personas que participaran como padrinos de Bautismo o deseen ser padrinos, es requisito estar casados por la Iglesia. Pasar a la oficina para presentar el del Acta del Sacramento Matrimonial. Presentaciones Las fechas de presentaciones son el primer y cuarto domingo de cada mes. Próxima fecha 26 de julio. En el mes de agosto 2 y 23; y en septiembre 6 y 27. Para mas información puede llamar a la oficina RICA (Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para los Adultos) Eres mayor de 18 años y te hace falta alguno de los sacramentos, como Bautismo, Primera Comunión o Confirmación. Este programa es para ti. Las clases empiezan el martes 25 de Agosto del 2015 a las 6:45pm. En la iglesia de los Santos Apóstoles en el salón St. Agustine.
7 Page 7 Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time July 19, 2015 Sharing Mission Trip Experiences Last week, 76 members of our parish as well as St. Patrick s and St. Mary s parish, got in our cars and drove to Betsy Layne, Kentucky on a mission trip through Catholic Heart Work Camp. This was my first mission trip and I wasn t really sure what to expect. I knew I was going to be out of my comfort zone. I didn t really know any of the other adults or youth very well and wasn t really sure about sleeping in the same room as all these people I didn t know. I was especially nervous about the showering situation. It has been a long time since I have showered in a locker room. My son Tyler had gone on the mission trip the previous two years and I had heard about his experiences. I was excited to be able to experience these same things...with my son. I thought this trip was going to be about helping out the less fortunate with home repairs, painting, yard clean-up, etc. Those things were done but there is so much more to a mission trip. The theme this year was Amplify. We were challenged to really think about what it means to amplify our faith in God. After we completed our service work for the day, we would go back to camp, clean up, eat some dinner and attend a two hour program. The first hour had more of a fun vibe and included a teen skit, an adult skit and lots of songs. The second hour focused on prayer and amplifying your faith. Because of this experience I was able to share a very special moment of sincere hugging, love and appreciation with my son, feelings that are not always easy for a teenaged young man to express to his mother. When he walked up to me without saying anything and gave me the biggest hug I have ever received from him, I just melted in his arms. That is a moment that I will cherish forever. People often talk about how the youth of today are focused on the wrong things in life and that as a society we worry about them. Let me tell you...if you have ever thought or said this, I challenge you to go on a mission trip. It was so refreshing to be able to witness all the youth of our parishes at their best. I saw first-hand how caring, thoughtful, loving and respectful our youth are. Some of them encountered some pretty difficult situations, but they came through for their resident and became a beacon of light for them. Seeing how these things affected our teens (and adults) was amazing. I walked away Saturday night with many more friends, daughters and sons. I cannot wait to sign up for the next one. I believe that everyone should experience a mission trip at least once in their life, if not more. It truly is life-changing and I am so grateful to all those who made it possible for me to be able to have this experience. God bless! Lisa Taylor Thank You From Fr. Raju Dear Fr. Paul, Associates and Parishioners, It is with immense gratitude that I write this letter. Thanks so very much for everything you have done to make my visit a fruitful one. I did enjoy every bit of my short visit in the parish: Amazing church and the facility, devotional liturgy and music, friendly atmosphere, lively community and great hospitality of you and your people! ait was indeed a relaxing and prayerful weekend for me. Allow me also to sincerely thank you and your parishioners for the generous sacrifice you ve made in the appeal collection in support of our mission diocese. However helpless we are to repay you for your kindness, we pray that the good Lord bless you and reward your missionary zeal. Dear Fr. Paul, the appeal was successful only because of your personal interest. You are so committed to your parish community. Your deep commitment to support the missions is appreciated. Your faithful are very mission-minded and are so kind to us. Thanks again for providing me with everything I needed: very comfortable room, delicious dinner and the party, inspiring conversation, and mini tour of the church. For everything, the faithful of Trivandrum are grateful to you. Deeply appreciating all that you have done to assist our fisherman community. Rev. Raju B. Pilla, Mission Rep. Latin Archdiocese of Trivandrum Pictured are some of our Mission Team when the stopped at a park for a little rest and fun.
8 Page 8 The Church of Holy Apostles, McHenry, IL Celebrating a Special Anniversary? Couples celebrating the milestone wedding anniversaries of 25, 50, 55, 60, 65, and 70 or more years of marriage in 2015 are invited to a special Mass in their honor at St. Mary Parish in Huntley, IL on Sunday, August 30, at 2:30 PM celebrated by Bishop David J. Malloy. A cake and punch reception will immediately follow. The Life & Family Evangelization Office welcomes your registration by phone or at ockforddiocese.org/ anniversary by August 7th. Commemorative certificates will be given to those who pre-register for this Mass. Come to this family-friendly event featuring a combined police/ fire team led by Chiefs Tony Huemann and John Jones of McHenry vs. the church softball league all-stars and coaches (including members of our parish softball team). The Society of St Vincent de Paul values the communities it serves and from which it receives support. As stewards of the gifts God has granted us, we believe it is important to inform those communities how those gifts are being used. Below is a report of our income and expenses for the last quarter and our fiscal year to date. Thank you for your spiritual and financial support. Fr. Sherry Invites You to Travel You ve heard the saying, Life is a Journey. Here s an invitation to travel with Fr. Sherry on any of the three journeys he will be leading during 2016, two by land and one by sea. January 3 15, 2016: A 12-night cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line ship, Breakaway, through the Eastern Caribbean, leaving from New York. March 1 10, 2016: A 10-day pilgrimage to The Holy Land, sponsored by Matthew Kelly and The Dynamic Catholic Institute, for which Fr. Sherry serves as Chaplain. You can depart and return from your chosen airport. November 6 14, 2016: A 9-day pilgrimage to the Vatican, Rome, Assisi and Florence, Italy, sponsored by Matthew Kelly and The Dynamic Catholic Institute, for which Fr. Sherry serves as Chaplain. Depart from and return to your chosen airport. Beautiful scenery, wonderful friends, excellent accommodations and great food for the body and soul await you on all these journeys. If you have questions or for brochures, contact Fr. Sherry at or call his office at or Fr. Sherry assures, We will have an awesome time together.