March 17, 2013 - Saint Pascal's Church and School

March 17, 2013 - Saint Pascal's Church and School

Saint Pascal Church

3935 North Melvina Avenue Phone 773-725-7641

Chicago, Illinois 60634-2527 FAX 773-725-9368



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Too many times in my life I have done things that I regretted later. Maybe it was a sharp response or taking something too

seriously. Maybe it was being abrupt with someone or not being totally honest. (Maybe some of you have experienced something

like that with me, and that, I truly regret.) One of the things that is very difficult for me is if I have hurt someone’s feelings,

especially if it was caused by confusion or misunderstanding. When that happens I can become very distracted by it

and determined to straighten it out. Sometimes it works and the relationship is healed and all is well. Sometimes it doesn’t

and no amount of talking or explanation can change it. When it gets that extreme, it becomes necessary to try to discipline

myself to say, “I’ve honestly tried my best. They won’t hear my apology. I just have to let it go.” I find it is easier said than


That’s where the Sacrament of Reconciliation comes in. What humans will not heal, only God can. God holds no grudges.

God wishes only unity and reconciliation. Our need for forgiveness reaches up to God and out to each other. It is always


We will be having a few opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation as we prepare to celebrate the Passion, Death and

Resurrection of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. The times are as follows: Join our school children at services on Tuesday, March 19,

1 PM and 2 PM; Saturday, March 23 from 9 to 10:30 AM; and the Parish Reconciliation Service on Monday, March 25 at 7

PM. Please come to any of these opportunities for God’s grace. Find peace. Find forgiveness.


By the time you read this, I hope we have seen the white smoke rise from the Vatican and we have a new pope! So we couldn’t

be there for the election, but wouldn’t you like to see our new pope You can if you join us for Saint Pascal’s 100 th anniversary

pilgrimage to Italy next October! We will spend three nights in Florence, where we will see the Michelangelo statue of

David, a night in Assisi, the famous home of Saint Francis and four nights in Rome, the Eternal City! This ten-day trip, with

airfare, hotels and many meals included costs $3,375 per person, double occupancy. A down payment of $500 is needed

as soon as possible. For all the details, go to and scroll down to “Join us on a Pilgrimage to the holy

shrines of Italy” and click as indicated. You will not be disappointed. Come on, you know you want to go!


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Easter Triduum

Holy Thursday- (March 28)

9:00 AM Morning Prayer

7:00 PM Mass of The Lord's Supper

Adoration of the Holy Eucharist

begins immediately after Mass.

Bus leaves for Church visits approx 8:15 PM.

12:00 AM Night Prayer, Church Closes

Good Friday- (March 29)

9:00 AM Morning Prayer; church

open until after Evening Liturgy.


We will gather after the Holy Thursday Liturgy for our annual

pilgrimage to different churches. Please circle the

date March 28 on your calendars and join us on our journey.

The churches we will visit this year are in:





The bus will be waiting for us on Irving Park Road after

Mass. We are asking for a $6 donation to help defray the

cost of the bus service. To make your RESERVATION and

pick up a ticket at the rectory to secure your seat on the

bus or in ROOM 100 on Sundays after all the Masses.

Hope to see you all on Holy Thursday.

3:00 PM Stations of the Cross

7:00 PM Liturgy of The Lord's Passion and Death

Holy Saturday- (March 30)

9:00 AM Morning Prayer; church

open until 2:00 PM

1:00 PM until 2:00 PM Easter Food Blessing

7:00 PM Easter Vigil Liturgy

Easter Sunday Masses- (March 31)

6:15 AM Mass at Dawn

(outdoors, weather permitting)

7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM

and 12:15 PM (Polish)

Sacrament of Reconciliation

Tuesday, March 19 - 1:00 PM

School Reconciliation - 2:00 PM

All organizations & parishioners are

invited to a part of the this procession

starting from Heimsath Hall at 10:15

AM. We will have the reading of a short

gospel and the blessing of the palms.

Saturday, March 23

Monday, March 25

Parish Reconciliation

- 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM

- 7:00 PM

The procession will come down Irving Park from the

school to the church and then will go all around the

aisles in the church. Pews will be reserved in the front

for those participating in the procession.

Please do come!


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In the gospel, when Jesus tells the woman

whom the scribes and Pharisees caught in

adultery that He does not condemn her, He is

not saying that he condones what she did. So, when Jesus

tells her to go and sin no more, He is simply proclaiming

the forgiving nature of God. Also, her accusers now become

aware of their own sinfulness Have you reflected on how

well prepared you are to celebrate Easter Have you made

use of the sacrament of reconciliation The First Letter of

John says, “If we say, ‘We are without sin,’ we deceive ourselves.”

In fact, we commit the sin of pride. There is still

time to seek out the forgiving Jesus and ask His pardon

and healing. Jesus’ desire for us is not death

but new life. There is still time to be reconciled

with the Savior who died on the cross for our

sins and fulfills the promise of eternal life.

Paul has been “taken possession of by Christ.” Knowing that

he belongs to Christ gives Paul the courage he needs to persevere.

Knowing that we belong to Christ gives us courage

as well. If you have ever thought about a vocation to priesthood,

consider attending the next Exploring Priesthood

Weekend retreat held on April 12-14, 2013 at Mundelein

Seminary to learn about the possibilities of diocesan priesthood

in Chicago. For information contact Fr. Brian Welter at

312-534-8298 or at or go to


This week we pray:

For this community of faith, that we may judge

ourselves before we judge others .

NATURAL Family Planning

The series of 3 NFP classes sponsored

by Couple to Couple League is typically

held at the following locations

(call the phone numbers shown for


information or to register):

Chicago, Resurrection Hospital

Dave & Mona Cattapan 847-437-3136

Des Plaines, Holy Family Hospital

Lloyd & Monica Cassidy 847-724-7206

Spanish classes

Don & Fidelia Avila 630-628-9850

more info: call Couple to Couple



There are so many tremendous benefits

of NFP, like, avoiding all the health risks

associated with artificial methods,

injections or simply dealing with

all the side affects of other methods.

NFP has a 99% effective rate

(research proven),

its easy to use, and it’s FREE.



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Shop from the comfort of your home by using our gift card

program. The following is a list of new retailers that have

been added to our Gift Card Program.

American Girl Doll 4.5 % Groupon 3.5 %

The Container Store 4.5 % Meijer 1.5 %

Whole Foods 1.5 % Aeropostale 3.5 %

Buckle 4% Great Clips 4 %

Ross Dress for Less 4 %

Gift cards can be purchased through the school to use at

a wide selection of grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants,

and other retailers. Using gift cards for everyday

purchases or gift giving can add up to significant tuition

savings. Credits are posted to your tuition twice a year.

Visit to see the variety of gift cards that

are available. Gift Cards are available for purchase during

the regular school office hours of 7:30 a.m.—3:30 p.m.

We keep many of the most popular gift cards in stock, if

you have gift cards that need to be ordered, orders are

placed on Monday mornings and should be available for

pick up on Thursdays. They can be sent home with your

child if you choose. Don’t wait until the last minute, start

earning tuition credit now!

Jesus has such compassion on the woman in

the Gospel reading today as he forgives her

and gives her mercy and grace instead of judgment

and condemnation. We invite you to attend

the next Marriage Encounter weekend and

learn how to love one another as God loves us.

Sign up today to attend the next Worldwide

Marriage Encounter weekend on April 12-14,

2013 in Burr Ridge or June 7-9, 2013 in Libertyville or August

9-11, 2013 in Burr Ridge. Early registration is highly

recommended. For reservations/information, call Jim & Kris

at 630-577-0778 or contact us through .

An invitation for

Widowed Men & Women

to find new direction and

hope in your life.

A special workshop/retreat is

being held on April 20 & 21

at Resurrection Health Care-

Holy Family Med.Ctr.,Des Plaines

For more info:

Call: 708-354-7211



Abstinence from meat is to be observed by all Catholics 14 years old on all the Fridays of Lent.

Fasting is to be observed on Good Friday 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, is prescribed for Good Friday and encouraged for Holy Saturday.

Thursdays, Doors open at 5pm

Games start at 7pm

Community News

Indoor Winter Farmer’s Market

Portage Theater at 4050 N. Milwaukee (See dates below)

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

A wide array of bakers, eco friendly products for your home

and body, handmade soaps, Dog Treats, Prepared Foods

among others. March 3, 17, April 7, 21 & May 5.

Fenwick High School

Please joins us for this musical production

featuring many young performers from your

parish. March 16, 22, 23 at 7:30 pm. /

March 17 at 3:00 pm. Tickets online: of call 708-955-

3377. Fenwick High School 505 Washington, Oak Park

Preparing for Holy Week Retreat March 22-24 at

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

Ready your soul for the Easter Triduum with the Sisters

of Providence “Preparing for Holy Week Retreat” from 7

p.m. Friday, March 22 through noon Sunday, March 24

in Owens Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Spend your

Palm Sunday weekend preparing for Holy Week and the

great Sacred Triduum of Holy Thursday, Good Friday

and Easter. Participants will have opportunity for quiet,

rest and reflective prayer while gaining a better understanding

of Holy Week. Suggested donation per person

is $150 for single room and $120 for double room.

Four meals are included. Register by March 12 to ensure

a spot. For more information contact Sister Paula

Damiano at 812-535-2926 or or


Notre Dame Jazz Band Concert

Join us for lively performances by the University of Notre

Dame Jazz band, the Notre Dame College Prep and Resurrection

Jazz Band, and the beloved Notre Dame High School

Reunion Jazz Orchestra.

Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 5:00 pm

All ages welcome! $5 admission


If you are a Senior, 60 or older, and looking for fun,

friendship and a good time, then the United in Faith

Senior Club is just the group for you. We play bingo for

$1 starting at 10am on M,T, TH and F, with lunch at

11:30 for just $1.50. Please contact Evelyn for further

information at 773-283-0866. United in Faith Church is

located at 6525 w. Irving Park Road.

Little Ways to Help St. Pascal…..

Funding Factory—Recycle empty ink/laser jet

cartridges & cell phones at school for St. Pascal to receive

points towards catalog merchandise purchases.

Dear Father Paul,

A Note of Thanks

First Publication

Pasqua Carbonara and Roger Saverino

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Thank you for inviting us to take a copy of Rediscover Catholicism

at Christmas. It turned out to be the best gift I

received and, it came at just the right time. I went through

RCIA and was accepted into the church 13 years ago.

I never thought that Catholicism could be for me like it is for

people who were raised in the church. Now, I know it’s for

me, too.

This book gives me a better understanding of the Mass, the

Rosary, and Confession and how to pray. I’ve been to my

first Confession, am now following along with the readings

and the Gospel in the Missalette during Mass. I’ve also taken

the suggestion to read the Bible, starting with the Gospels.

Thanks again, Father Paul.



Are you a Minister of Care in your parish, and have you considered

bringing Communion to the sick in a hospital setting

Presently Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center

is in need of 4-5 volunteer Ministers of Care (mandated by

Chicago Archdiocese). The commitment is one time per

week; it usually takes about 30 minutes to cover your assigned

nursing units. You’ll find it is very rewarding! For information,

call Chaplain Bob Shuford, Coordinator of Spiritual

Services (773-794-7616).

Recycling Is Our Connection to the


WE ACCEPT ALL: newspaper, magazines, catalogs,

mail, envelopes, folders, fax & copy paper

(No cardboard nor phone books, please.)




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STEWARDSHIP for March 09/10, 2013

Envelopes $ 9,418.10

Loose Cash & Coin $ 1,605.39

Parish Pay $

Total $ 11,023.49

Weekly budget amount -$560.51 $ 11,584.00

Year to date budget amount $ 417,024.00

Year to date collected -$22,187.96 $ 394,836.04

Parish Pay Build Fund $

Thank you for your generosity!









“I tell you, Peter, before the cock crows this day, you will

deny three times that you know me. “ (Luke 22:34)

This Holy Week let us reflect upon how often we deny that

we know Jesus by the ways that we decide

to use our time, our talent and our treasure.

Fifth Sunday of Lent; Third Scrutiny;

St. Patrick's Day

St. Cyril of Jerusalem

St. Joseph

Spring begins


St. Turibius of Mogrovejo


Monday: Dn 13:1-9, 15-17, 19-30, 33-62 [41c-62];

Ps 23:1-6; Jn 8:12-20

Tuesday: 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16; Ps 89:2-5, 27,

29; Rom 4:13, 16-18, 22;

Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a

or Lk 2:41-51a

Wednesday: Dn 3:14-20, 91-92, 95; Dn 3:52-56;

Jn 8:31-42

Thursday: Gn 17:3-9; Ps 105:4-9: Jn 8:51-59

Friday: Jer 20:10-13; Ps 18:2-7; Jn 10:31-42

Saturday: Ez 37:21-28; Jer 31:10, 11-13;

Jn 11:45-56

Sunday: Lk 19:28-40 (procession);

Is 50:4-7; Ps 22:8-9, 17-20, 23-24;

Phil 2:6-11; Lk 22:14 — 23:56 [23:1-49]


Sunday, March 17, 2013 St. Patrick’s Day

8:30-1:30 KOC Candy Sale Grounds

8:30 AM Prayer Shawl Ministry Display Room 100

10:30 AM RCIA Neckerman Room

11:30 AM Youth Ministry Gold Room

Monday, March 18, 2013

4:00 PM Volleyball Practice Heimsath Hall

6:30 PM Family Catechesis Session RE Rooms

7:00 PM Lector Practice Church

7:00 PM Finance Council Gold Room

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

1PM and 2PM School Reconciliation Church

6:30 PM 100th Anniversary Com Mtg Neckerman Room

7:00 PM SPRED Prayer Service Away

7:00 PM SPRED Chicken Dinner Away

7:00 PM Lector Practice Church

7:00 PM BS Troop 815 Mtg Ciezadlo Center

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

1:00 PM Prayer Shawl Ministry Ciezadlo Center

5:00 PM Haunted House Construction Boiler Room

7:00 PM Lector Practice Church

7:00 PM Al-Anon Family Group Gold Room

7:00 PM BSA Committee Mtg Ciezadlo Center

7:30 Adult Choir Rehearsal Club Room

Thursday, March 21, 2013

8:45 AM Eucharistic Adoration Church

9:00 AM Senior Mtg Ciezadlo Center

6:00 PM GS Brownie Mtg Ciezadlo Center

6:00 PM GS Junior Mtg Ciezadlo Center

6:30 PM Stations of the Cross Church

7:00 PM SVDP Mtg Neckerman Room

7:00 PM Bingo Heimsath Hall

Friday, March 22, 2013

9:30 AM Stations of the Cross Ciezadlo Center

2:15 PM School Stations of the Cross Church

(All are Invited)

2:30 PM SVDP Easter Baskets Gold Room

6:00 PM Stations of the Cross– Polish Church

Saturday, March 23, 2013

9:00 AM SVDP Easter Baskets Gold Room

9:30 AM Family Catechesis Session RE Rooms

11:30 AM Children’s Choir Rehearsal Club Room

Sunday, March 24, 2013 Palm Sunday

9:45 AM Children’s Choir Warm up/ Mass Club Room

10:30 AM RCIA Neckerman Room

Sunday Pre-School Program

For families with children ages infant through

four years old, we are offering a FREE Sunday

Pre-School Program on Sundays during the

10:30 AM Mass.

To participate in the program, simply bring your child to the

Gold Room (located off of Dakin Street down the stairs)

before Mass begins. After Mass, you can pick up your child

from the same room and continue your day.

We hope to see you there!


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Weekly Mass Schedule

Saturday/Sunday, March 16/17, 2013

8:30 AM - Vincent R. Decclesis

4:00 PM - In Memory of the Clarke Family

7:30 AM - †Margaret Lee

9:00 AM - Living & Deceased Benefactors and Parishioners

†John LeCoure

†Edmund Fitzpatrick

10:30 AM - †Santiago Alacapa

12:00 PM - Polish Mass

Monday, March 18, 2013

8:15 AM - †Jeanette Mendoza

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

8:15 AM - Hazel Ishigo (Health)

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

8:15 AM - Purgatorial Society Members

†Joseph C. Manahan

†Netta Lohrmann

9:15 AM - †Sue Ovalle

Thursday, March 21, 2013

8:15 AM - †Kathleen Strach

Friday, March 22, 2013

8:15 AM - †Tim King

Saturday, March 23, 2013

8:30 AM - John Decclesis

4:00 PM - †Brenda Pinz

†Marge Fahey

Sunday, March 24, 2013

7:30 AM - †Tomasina Mondragon

9:00 AM - †John & Emily Gabrielsen

†John S. Gabrielsen

10:30 AM - Living & Deceased Benefactors and Parishioners

†Margaret M. King

John Walsh

12:00 PM - Polish Mass

Cpl. Jeffrey Brown

Airman Scott W. Bubel

1Lt. John Cvikota

Sgt. Sarah Cvikota

LCpl Michael Gaudio

PFC Roman Gronke

LCpl Chris Henning

SFC Carmen Hernandez

PV2 Leon Hernandez

SPC Nathan Hernandez

Cpt Andrew Lechanski

† Deceased

Proudly Serving Our Country

Let us all pray for protection of those serving in the military

and for a peaceful and just solution to conflict and violence.

Please remember in your prayers the following people of our

parish community who are serving our country:

Sgt. Michael Nowacki

Sgt. Wayne Persico

Cpl Phillip J. Renault

Sgt. Jeffery Wm. Richter

PFC Garrick E. Rothstein

Commander Jason Schneider

Cpt. Scott Sengenberger

Sgt. Steve Sullivan

PFC Matt Tagliola

Cpt Pawel Zemczak

Frances Alequin

Baby Ambreen

Baby Olivia

Harry Binkowski

Jackie Brennan

Theresa Brozek

Marie Charrier

Barbara Chnurak

Eva Chnurak

Brian Chorba

Bob Clancy

Anne Costello

Michael Costello

Evelyn Derma

Ruth Denes

Bea Filetti

Kathleen Frawley

Martin Geraghty

Terence Harte

Christine Hege

Marilyn Heger

Grace Henmueller

Windelina F. Jison

Deborah Juszynski

John Keating

Janie Koerner

Otto Kremsreiter

Burton Lappen

Harvey Lappen

Nicholas Lemke

Catalina Ampog-Lim

Cheryl Hoika Lipkie

Please remember all our faithful departed.

Kathleen Kennedy and Ana Ruano de Ramirez

In Our Prayers



Andre Lombardo

Larry Mazurkiewicz

Antony V Mathai

Deborah McCarthy

Annette McCorquodale

Katie Mulson

Mickie Nieves

Carol Obernburger

Kathy O’Connor

Harriet Pergande

Clayton Poe

Patricia Prince

Bridie Regan

Denis Sayers

Diane Schultz

Zachary Joseph Shepardson

Elizabeth Skulski

John Skulski

Renee Skulski

Irene Sobolewski

Theresa Stephan

Amelia Strzechowski

Karen Stiritz

Sylvia Sturrock

Rita Szczepanik

Lee Truk

Angelo Tufano

Carmela Tufano

Richard Tufano

Baby Isabella Walsh

Tim Wittenrood

If you or a loved one is in need of prayers due to an illness,

please call the rectory to put your name on the prayer list.

Names are kept on the list for 4 weeks unless we are

notified that a person has not recovered.

If someone on this list has recovered, please call the

rectory to have the name removed.

Please notify the rectory if you have someone

in your home who is unable to join us at Mass

and he/she would appreciate having the Eucharist

brought to the home.

If your address has changed or if you

are moving out of our parish and no

longer wish to be a parishioner,

please notify the rectory at 773-725-


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