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16 | November 9, 2017 | The Homer Horizon FAITH FAITH BRIEFS Cross of Glory Lutheran Church (14719 W. 163rd St., Homer Glen) Community Blood Drive 2-6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16. Heartland Blood Center will be at the church with its coach minibus. Call to set up an appointment at (708) 301- 6998. Christian Life Church (15609 W. 159th St., Homer Glen) Vendor Fair 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18. Thirty different vendors will be selling wares. Concessions will also be available. For more information, contact Crystal Turney at (798) 601-1532. Our Mother of Good Counsel Parish (16043 S. Bell Road, Homer Glen) ‘That Man is You’ 7 p.m. Mondays. This talk is for men 21 years old and older. The talk will address the pressure and temptations that men face in a modern culture, especially those relating to husbands and fathers. The program harmonizes current social and medical science with the teaching of the Church and the wisdom of the saints to develop the vision of man fully alive. For more information, visit www.omgccc. org. Sacrament of Penance 8:30 a.m. first Friday of every month, 4-4:15 p.m. Saturdays, 9:30-10:15 p.m. Sundays. Daily Mass 8 a.m. Monday-Saturday FUNERAL SERVICES DIRECTORY Kim O’Neil Golob Kelli Hartseil Mores Kelly Furlong Foresman, Secretary It was easy to decide on cremation. Now, what about the rest of the decisions? Colonial Chapel Funeral Home Private, On-site Crematory 15525 S. 73rd Ave. (155th/Wheeler Dr. & Harlem) Orland Park, Illinois Family owned for 40 Years 708-532-5400 The Cremation Experts. 2017 WINNER "BEST FUNERAL HOME" ©2006 Copyrighted Material ADVERTISE YOUR FUNERAL SERVICES. Weekend Mass 5 p.m. Saturday 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. Sunday Bible Study 7 p.m. Mondays. Books of the Bible are read and discussed to develop a deeper understanding of Scripture. For more information, contact Mati Principe at (708) 301-6246. Confessions 4-4:45 p.m. Saturdays Contact Jessica Nemec @708.326.9170 ex.46 9:30-10:15 a.m. Sundays Brothers in Christ 8-9 a.m. Second and fourth Saturday of the month. Men aged 17 and older can meet and foster spiritual growth. This group also provides participants the opportunity for Christian fellowship. Men who are not parishioners of the parish can attend. Contact deacon Joe Dalpiaz at (708) 966- 4353 or deaconjoe1939@ for more information. Council of Catholic Women 7 p.m. Second Tuesday of the month. Women of the parish meet to discuss its needs. The group also hosts a monthly charity bake sale. St. Bernard Parish (13030 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen) Weekday Worship 9:30 a.m. weekdays. Communion Service on Thursdays. Weekend Worship 4:30 p.m. Saturdays. 8:30 a.m., 10 a.m., and 11:30 a.m. every Sunday. Confession 3:30-4:15 p.m. First and In Memoriam Jeanne F. Pozulp Jeanne F. Pozulp (nee Brazaitis), 92, of Homer Glen, formerly of Palos Heights, died Oct. 26. She is survived by her children, Kenneth (Jagoda), Keith (Penny), Kevin (Mary) and Kerry (Julee) Pozulp; her grandchildren, Keith Pozulp, Kristy (Matt) Faytle, Heather Pozulp, Jeremy (Jennifer) Pozulp, Trina Lindeman, Joshua (Deanna) Pozulp, Ali (Jeremy) Benson, K.C. (Tiffany) Pozulp, Cassie (David) Moonan and Zachary Pozulp; her 14 great-grandchildren; and her numerous third Saturday of the month. Confessions are also available upon request at any time. Community Choir Practice 7:30-9 p.m. Thursdays. Parish members ages 16 and older may join the choir. The choir needs vocalists and instrumentalists. For more information, join the weekly rehearsal or contact the music director, Dennis Sobczak, after Mass on Sundays. First United Methodist Church of Lockport (1000 S. Washington St., Lockport) Sunday Worship 9 a.m. Sunday School 10:25 a.m. Worship Circle of Love 9 a.m. Wednesdays. Circle of Love provides diapers, feminine and incontinence products to clients who are qualified to use the local FISH Food Pantry. For more information, call (815) 838- 1017. Have something for Faith Briefs? Contact Editor Thomas Czaja at tom@homerhorizon. com or call (708) 326-9170 ext. 12. Information is due by noon Thursday one week prior to publication. nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. Services were held at Petkus Lemont Funeral Home and St. Alexander Church in Palos Heights. Interment St. Casimir Lithuanian Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial offerings in Jeanne’s name may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital and will be deeply appreciated. Have someone’s life you’d like to honor? Email tom@homerhori with information about a loved one who was a part of the Homer Glen community. LIFE & ARTS the Homer Horizon | November 9, 2017 | 17 Trivia Mania benefits Special Olympics Illinois Amanda Del Buono Freelance Reporter Community members, leaders, families and friends tested their knowledge Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Lockport Police Department’s sixth annual Trivia Mania trivia night benefitting Special Olympics Illinois. “We put together this event because we want to raise money and awareness for Special Olympics,” said Debbie Schenk, patrol officer for the Lockport Police Department who organized the event. Trivia Mania is just one of several fundraising events in which the Lockport Police Department participates to benefit the Special Olympics, Schenk said. “We do a lot of things. We do the Culver’s event where we wait tables, we sit on the roof top of Dunkin’ Donuts,” she said. “… We’re on pace to raise about $22,000 this year.” Kicking the evening’s festivities off, 23-year-old Special Olympics medalist Rikki Kirsch, of Shorewood, gave a presentation about the Special Olympics and its relationship with the Lockport Police Department. Then, 13 teams competed in this year’s trivia challenge, the most teams to participate in the event yet, Schenk said. The competition consisted of 10 rounds, each with 10 questions. Lockport Sgt. Brian Phelan acted as the emcee for the evening. Although some of the teams were made up of regular trivia players, others were excited to try something new. Andrew Kahn, a Homer Glen resident, attended the trivia benefit night for the first time on Saturday. “It’s my first time. I had some friends who told me about it, and it sounded like fun,” he said. “… It’s for a good cause, and I thought it would be neat to support the cause and have a good time doing it.” In addition to trivia, the event included dinner and several raffles, which featured items donated by local businesses and community members. However, the cause remained at the core of the event. “It’s important to me that residents, police, everybody understands the importance of what Special Olympics is about,” Schenk said. “It’s a fun event, but also is for a good cause. … And the great thing is, because of all of the donations, everything goes to [Special Olympics].” Among those who attended were several community leaders. State Rep. John Connor said he’s attended the trivia benefit every year since it began. “This is a wonderful event,” he said. “For me, what’s significant this year is I’m playing against my former trivia teammates from the State’s Attorney’s Office. I’ve attended the Special Olympics trivia contest and donated since it started.” Also in attendance were Superintendent of Taft School District 90 Pamela Kibbons and her husband, Shawn Collins. “I’m here because benefitting children and supporting their opportunities [to further their] education is at the heart of what we do in education,” Kibbons said. Collins, battalion chief at the Buffalo Grove Fire Department, added: “Obviously, I came to support my wife, and the Special Olympics is a great cause. Coming to support them is a great opportunity.” Jim Phelan writes an answer for his team Saturday, Nov. 4, During the Special Olympics Illinois Trivia Mania at John Olson American Legion Post 18. Photos by Adam Jomant/22nd Century Media Debbie Schenk (left) and Rikki Kirsch discuss the fundraiser.