1 330 N. Westmore Avenue Villa Park, Illinois Telephone: (630) Fax: (630) Website: May 19, 2013 Pentecost, Let anyone who thirsts come to me and drink (John 7:37-39). Today, we conclude the Easter Season with the solemnity of Pentecost, the coming of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles. Today we also celebrate the First Communion of our children of St. John the Apostle. The prophet Joel (3:1-5) foretells of the pouring of the Spirit upon God's servants. In Romans (8:22-27) Paul describes the function of the Spirit who intercedes with inexpressible groaning while we pray. In the Gospel, on the last and greatest day of the feast of the (Tabernacles) Jesus invites us to come to Him and drink. The feast of the Tabernacles (cf. Ex 23:16f; 34:22ff; Deut 16:13-17) was a 7-8 days long celebration (15-21 Oct) when the Israelites remembered their sojourning in the dessert and their offerings to God for the harvesting of fruits. On the last day, the priest poured wine and water brought from Siloam, praying for rain for the next agricultural season. The evangelist explains that the rivers of living water refers to the Spirit that those who came to believe in Him were to receive. Therefore, according to the Gospel of John, Jesus replaces the Feast of the Tabernacles (cf. 8:12-20; 10:22-42). In the Gospel according to John the outpouring of the Spirit takes place when Jesus dies on the cross (19:30) and then on the day of the resurrection (20:22). On the other hand, according to the Acts of the Apostles, the coming of the Holy Spirit took place on Pentecost, which corresponds to the Feast of the tabernacles (Acts 2:1-13). These apparent discrepancies simply show the richness of the mystery of Jesus' resurrection and the gift of the Holy Spirit. These events do not occur within our categories of time. Jesus' resurrection has inaugurated the end of the times in which we already take part through the Gift of the Spirit while we still await and long for its full manifestation at the end of times. Let us invoke the Holy Spirit so he may come to our assistance to exclaim with Jesus Abba! Father! Let us congratulate our children for receiving for the first time the body and blood of Christ and pray for them so they may always participate in this Holy Mystery of the Eucharist and always remain in communion with God and with us, the Church. Hoy, concluimos con la celebración de la Pascua con la solemnidad de Pentecostés, la venida del Espiritu Santo sobre los Apóstoles. Hoy también celebramos las Primeras Comuniones de nuestros niños aquí en San Juan Apostol. El profeta Joel (3:15) pronostica el derramamiento del Espíritu Santo sobre los siervos de Dios. En Romanos (8:22-27) Pablo describe la función del Espíritu que intercede con gemidos indecibles mientras oramos. En el Evangelio, en el ultimo y grandioso dia de la fiesta de los (Tabernáculo) Jesus nos invita a ir a El y beber. La fiesta del Tabernáculo (cf. Ex 23:16f; 34:22ff; Deut 16:13-17) was a 7-8 días de larga celebración (15-21 Oct) cuando los Israelitas recuerdan su estadía en el desierto y sus ofrendas a Dios por la cosecha de frutas. En el ultimo dia, el sacerdote derramaba vino y agua traída de Siloam rezando por lluvia para la próxima estación de agricultura. El Evangelista explica que los ríos de agua viva se refieren al Espíritu de aquellos que creyeron en El y lo recibieron. Por lo tanto según el Evangelio de San Juan Jesus reemplaza la fiesta de los Tabernáculos (cf. 8:12-20; 10:22-42). En el Evangelio según san Juan el derramamiento del Espíritu toma lugar cuando Jesús muere en la cruz (19:30) y después en el dia de la resurrección (20:22). De otra manera, de acuerdo a los Hechos de los Apóstoles, la venida del Espíritu Santo se llevo a cabo en Pentecostés, lo que corresponde a la fiesta de los Tabernáculos (Hechos 2:1-13). Estas aparentes discrepancias nos dejan ver la riqueza del misterio de la resurrección de Jesús y el regalo del Espíritu Santo. Estos eventos no ocurrieron dentro the nuestra categoría de tiempo. La resurrección de Jesús se ha inaugurado el final de los tiempos en los que tomamos parte a través del regalo del Espíritu Santo, mientras que esperamos por su completa manifestación al final de los tiempos. Invoquemos al Espíritu Santo para que venga en nuestra ayuda y podamos exclamar on Jesús Abba! Padre! Felicitemos a nuestros hijos por recibir por primera vez el cuerpo y la sangre de Jesús y oremos por ellos para que siempre participen del Misterio sagrado de la Eucaristía y permanezcan en comunión con Dios, con nosotros y con la Iglesia. Fr. Felipe de J. Legarreta Ph.D.
2 Page Two May 19, 2013 Mission Statement The Catholic Community of St. John the Apostle of the Diocese of Joliet commit ourselves to live the teachings of Jesus Christ nourished by the Word of God and the Eucharist, guided by the Holy Spirit, and rooted in prayer. Together we continue the mission of Christ through acts of Spirituality, Charity, Hospitality and Stewardship. Spirituality joined together in baptism, we gather as a worshipping community to celebrate the sacraments. We Pray together the liturgy of the Eucharist to strengthen each other and ourselves. Charity We will demonstrate our love of God and our neighbors through generosity, prayers, and support. Hospitality We will create a parish life of Christian fellowship to welcome each other and our guests in Christian love. Stewardship We will care for and responsibly use the gifts of time, talent and treasure that God has given us to build, educate, and grow our community. DIRECTORY Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9:00 AM- Bishop Most Rev. R. Daniel Conlon SCHEDULE/HORARIO MASS/MISA Auxiliary Bishop Most Rev. Joseph M. Siegel Pastor Rev. Felipe de J. Legarreta, Ph.D. Saturday: Sunday: 9:30 AM 11:00 AM 12:30 PM ESPAÑOL Weekend Associate Rev. Joseph Chang, O.S.B. Weekdays except Thursday: 7:00 PM Parish Council President George Kohnke SACRAMENTS /SACRAMENTOS Office Managers Arlene Ries, Leonor Carvajal Music Ministry Linda Mafiola, Alexia Garcia Adult Faith Formation and Family Ministry Ron Madsen Sharon Meltzer, Parish Nurse Director of Religious Education Dolly Foley (630) Office Hours: Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Saturday 8:30 AM - 12:00 NOON PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS OUR PARISHIONERS AND FRIENDS WHO ARE SICK: Rose Armstrong, Sally Babic, Katie Benfield, Mary Jo Bode, Jacob Boehm, Jeffrey Burch, Molly Olivia Burch, Ruth Burke, Walter Canning, Girtrue Chelette,Tilmon Chelette, Pat Corcoran, Ray Daul, Tom Davis, Tom De Francisi, Carol DeWitt, Cresenta Escalada, Joel Falco, John Gow, John Green, Mary Hamilton, Zachary Katzbeck, Linda Kogut, Doug Koziol, John Kuta, Nick La Porta, Audrey Latham, Eileen Luby, Baby Braydon Mogilinski, Charles Matt, Fred Moss, Joyce Ozella, Charles Plestys, Irene Plestys, Ann Querfurth, John Ries, Virginia Ries, Doris Romano, Filomena Saporito, Gayle Schwarz, Suzie Skrobowski, Ida Silvestri, Lois VanderMolen, Paula Weil and Steven Wright. If you would like your name added to or removed from this list for prayers, please call the rectory. BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENTS Please send your announcements via at: STTACC.COMCAST.NET Confessions/Confesiones Saturday: 4:00 to 4:45 PM Baptisms/Bautismos Pre-baptism class on the Second Wednesday of every month 7:00PM 9:00PM Baptism last Sunday during the 11:00AM Mass and 1st Saturday 11:00 A.M. Preparación pre-bautismal: Primer Miércoles del mes 7:00-9:00 pm, St. Alexander Bautismos: Segundo Sábado del mes a las 11:00 AM Marriage/Matrimonio Preparation with a priest begins six months before the planned date. For more information, please call the office Anointing and Care of the Sick Please call (630) Please remember your Parish in your Will. Please contact us at PARISH SUPPORT May 11th and May 12th Total: $6, Mother s Day Total: $ Ascension Total: $ Thank you for your generosity! THE 2013 CATHOLIC MINISTRIES ANNUAL APPEAL THE LORD SUSTAINS HIS PEOPLE We are pleased to report that as of May 13, we have reached $36, (143.19%) of our Parish goal. Our Parish will receive a check from the Diocese for 1/2 of any amount by wich we exceed our goal. May God Bless you for your generosity to this collection and May God give you more!
3 Pentecost Sunday St John the Apostle First Eucharist Page Three Page three The following students in our Religious Education Program who have been preparing to receive their First Holy Communion will be doing so at the 11:00 AM Mass on this Sunday, May 19. Congratulations to our Frist Communicants Bernardo Albarran Yvette Castillo Alex Chaltin Kaleigh Dennison Clarita Gayton Juliana Gonzalez Saul Gonzalez Viviana Gonzalez Alayn Gutierrez Aline Gutierrez Christopher Majewski Jennifer Marin Kalep Martinez Vivian Perez Carlos Rivera Luis Rivera Carla Soto Nelly Urrieta We extend a very special thank you to Mrs. Dolly Foley, our Director of Religious Education, to their catechists: Mrs. Jackie Caccitolo and Mrs. Maria Magana, and to the parents of the Communicants. Please remember these young people in your prayers and join us for a reception in the Parish Hall following Mass.
4 Page Four May 19, 2013 HOSPITALITY SUNDAY Sunday, May 26th, is Hospitality Sunday. Please stop at the Parish Hall after Mass to enjoy coffee and donuts. CCW INSTALLATION MASS AND DINNER Please join us for our Council of Catholic Women s Installation Mass and Dinner on Tuesday, June 4, beginning with Mass at 6:00 PM at St. John s. The family-style dinner featuring London Broil and Roast Chicken will be at Casey s Restaurant at 415 East North Avenue in Lombard. Cocktails (cash bar) will be served beginning at 6:45 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7:00p.m. The cost per person for the dinner is $25.00-please make your check payable to St John the Apostle C.C.W. reservations can be made by calling Ginger at (630) by May 28. Hope to see you there! DIVORCE AND BEYOND On May 23, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. Desirée Marciani will be at St. Alexander's Parish to give her talk, The Best Way Out is Through, where she examines the myths of grief. The good news is that once we recognize these untruths about grief, we can choose behaviors that will allow us to go through the grieving process and free ourselves for healthy lasting relationships. For more information or to register please call: (630) NEWS AND EVENTS PORTA COELI ( GATES OF HEAVEN ) Please take a few minutes to notice the two large plaques (Porta Coeli Gates of Heaven ) in the vestibule of the Church. For a number of years, families and friends of deceased parishioners have made a donation of ($ or more) to St. John s to memorialize their loved ones. The purpose of these plaques is to give us an opportunity to remember the goodness, love, and sacrifices they have given to us. If you would like to remember your deceased family members in this way, please contact the rectory at (630) PORTA COELI ( LAS PUERTAS DEL CIELO ) Por favor tómese unos minutos para mirar las dos placas grandes (Porta Coeli Las Puertas del Cielo ) en el pasillo de la Iglesia. Por muchos años, las familias y amigos de los feligreses de la parroquia han hecho donaciones de ($ o mas) a San Juan Apostol para poner los nombres y recordar a sus seres queridos. El propósito de estas placas es darnos la oportunidad de recordar la bondad, amor y sacrificios que nuestros seres queridos hicieron por nosotros cuando estaban vivos. Si les gustaria recordarlos poniendo el nombre de ellos en estas placas por favor llame a la rectoría al telefono (630) PRAYER FOR THE CHURCH IN CHINA In 2007 Retired Pope Benedict XVI set the Feast of Our Lady Help of Christians on May 24 as a day to pray for the Church in China. With the life in China getting more difficult prayers for the Church are needed, Bishop Conlon is asking that we pray for the Church in China on May 24. Please pray for the Church in China, that all its members will be given graces to continue being a beacon of belief, hope and love for all the people of China. Mark your calendar! Our Annual Outdoor Polka Mass and Parish Picnic are scheduled to begin with Mass at 11:00 AM on Sunday August 25. REST IN PEACE Please remember in your prayers: Betty Louise Wych, mother of Cynthia Notriano. Betty passed to eternal life on Monday, May 13, May She rest in peace. Catholic Charities Seeks a Volunteer Emergency Service Worker: Catholic Charities is looking for a Volunteer Emergency Service Worker in their Lombard office. This volunteer will assist the Emergency Services Case Manager with intakes and assessments of potential program participants; Volunteer will be needed during daytime hours. If interested, call Yvonne Morrongiello at ext CATHOLIC ENGAGED ENCOUNTER For those considering Marriage in the coming year. Please consider attending this Catholic Engaged Encounter on the weekends of: May 17-19, For information call (815) , or at PARKING LOT TRAFFIC PATTERN TO BE REVERSED By the beginning of June, the traffic flow in our parking lot will be reversed so that vehicles will enter next ot the Church and exit on the rectory side of the lot. This new traffic pattern will be clearly marked with signs and arrows. We are making this change for the following reasons: This will be in accordance with the typical flow of traffic on our streets. Accessibility for emergency vehicles will be improved. We expect it to substantially decrease the number of close calls as traffic enters and exits from the parking lot. It will be more convenient to drop off young, elderly, and handicapped passengers at the main church and school doors. Parents of our Religious Education students and Seton Academy students have been using this pattern for many years. Traffic will be directed for the first two weekends the new pattern is in effect. We appreciated your flexibility and cooperation as we implement this change.
5 Pentecost Sunday Page Five MASS MASS INTENTIONS INTENTIONS FOR FOR THE THE MONTH WEEK OF OF OCTOBER, MAY 18-24, 15-21, SATURDAY, 18TH 5:00PM (1) Dolly Velasquez (+) (2) Thomas Fila (+) SUNDAY, 19TH (1) Conrad Cilella (+) (2) Pedrito Manuel Birthday Req: Robert Velasquez Req: Richard and Marlene Fila Req: Cilella Family Req: Manuel Family Page Five 9:30 AM (1) Corrine Altherr (+) (2) Charles and Olga Koffman 11:00 AM (1) First Communicants and their Families Req: Soriano Family Req: Char Pianovski 12:30 PM (1) Familia Meraz-Betancourt Bendiciones para la Familia Req: Magdalena Meraz MONDAY, 20TH 8:00AM Bethy Jean Doyle (+) Req: Jim Haas Mk. 9:14-29 TUESDAY, 21ST Paul Doherty (+) Req: Family and Friends Mk. 9:30-37 WEDNESDAY, 22ND Michael and Cristina, Francisco Mc Guire Wedding Anniversary Req: Francisco Family Mk. 9:38-40 THURSDAY, 23RD 7:00 PM Viola Weiher (+) Req: Mary Beth Ayres Mk. 9:41-50 FRIDAY, 24TH Daphne and Stuart Adelman Thanksgiving Req: Tan Family Mk. 10: 1-12 SATURDAY, MAY 18TH READERS EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS ALTAR SERVERS Meagan Goelz Rose Hoppenrath Judy Johnson Jim Haas Jeremy Kamm Katie Rojas SUNDAY, MAY 19TH Lily Tung Bob Grosbier George Kohnke Dave Colby 9:30 AM Sharon Meltzer Ginger Herring Judy Kluska Jan Pupelis 11:00 AM Jo Ann Cycon Faye La Porta Mary Madsen Ron Madsen Marisol Magana Celia Magana 12:30 PM Dora Marquez Jennifer Walus SATURDAY, MAY 25TH SUNDAY, MAY 26TH Martina Garcia Matilde Mora Rosa L Garcia Katie Perez Eric Perez Yaime Urrieta Jim Haas Rose Hoppenrath Judy Johnson Mary Commare Yesenia Vivero Odalis Vivero Jackie Caccitolo Bob Grosbier Luigi Schiassi Gerald King Dana Sasenick Lois Pett 9:30 AM Mary Madsen Al Gorski Micki Gorski Dave Colby Jeremy Kamm Katie Rojas 11:00 AM Jo Ann Cycon Terry Bode Dan May Liz May 12:30 PM Saul Isla Raquel Dorado Rosa L. Garcia Martina Garcia Matilde Mora Katie Perez Laura Herrera MONDAY, MAY 27TH 9:00 AM Jim Haas Judy Johnson