January 6, 2013 - Saint Pascal's Church and School


January 6, 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





Ask most people how long the Christmas season lasts, I think they would tell you until today, the Feast of the Epiphany. But

actually, the Church has extended that time to next Sunday, when we celebrate the Baptist of Our Lord. It seems the Church

is trying to tell us that they wonder of Christmas is like God’s love --- it goes on for longer than we might think.

Today’s feast day is a beautiful one. It is about revelation. It is about coming to know something you had no familiarity with.

It is about openness and hope. The Three Kings represent the whole world. Traditionally, they have always been depicted as

being from different races --- all people coming to honor the newborn king, and all nations reconciled to God.

There is still a lot to come to know about God. We have been given the truth but unlike other types of knowledge, the Truth

of God is a multi-layered mystery, constantly challenging us to a deeper understanding. When I hear some people (and

Church leaders) say, “We have the truth!” I start to feel a little squeamish, if they mean it in the sense that somehow we

have God in our back pocket. That is a fatal mistake. No human can have full understanding of the wonder and majesty of

God. However, if by “the truth” what is meant is that God has revealed Himself to us and invited us into a relationship that

allows the truths of life to be understood in a richer, beautiful way, then that makes sense.

The Three Kings did not see everything that Jesus would become. However, their strange gifts of gold, frankincense and

myrrh did foreshadow the future for Jesus. Like them, our understanding of the truth of God is incomplete. But hang in there.

God is constantly at it, trying to find ways for us to see Him more clearly.


Once again, our Watch the Love Grow program is a wonderful success. You watched with your own eyes as the ornaments

slowly filled our Christmas trees more and more. This year’s profits will go to foundations supporting Firefighter and Police

families who have lost loved ones in the line of duty. Now the last part is coming on Saturday, February 2 right after the 4

PM Mass when we have a special spaghetti dinner. More details will be coming but mark your calendar and join the fun for a

good cause.



We, the people of St. Pascal parish, recognize

that we are God's people and realize that

through Christ's example we have a mission:

† To provide opportunities and facilities to

worship God individually and as a community.

† To strengthen our community by satisfying the

spiritual, physical and social needs of all.

† To seek Christian solutions to problems within

our community.

† To acknowledge that we need each other to

celebrate, inspire and support our faith.

† To pray for God's help to accomplish these

goals and,

† To dare to dream of peace and justice toward

which God calls His people in this time and for

all times.



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The parish is making the wood tables available for sale.

The measure 30 inches by 8 feet. They will cost $10

each and must be picked up. Please call the rectory to

reserve a table. There are only 18 for sale and will be on

a first come first serve basis.

Many people offer the traditional gift of

prayer by lighting a candle for a deceased

loved one or a special intention. The candle represents

our continued prayers, long after we have left the church.

Lately, there has been an obvious decline in the money

offered for the candles. We still maintain the inexpensive

donation of $2 per candle. We need this to cover our costs

and obligations. Please don’t forget to make the offering

as you offer your prayer. Thank you.


Dream Machine Recycle Rally

Thursdays, Doors open at 5pm

Games start at 7pm

We have once again been awarded a prize in the nationwide

recycling contest. With the change in the rules that

the Dream Machine have put in place for the 2012/2013

school year we came in 3rd place and will receive a prize of

$1000.00. In order to have any chance of winning in this

years contest, we need your help. We barely pulled out 3rd

place for the first trimester and right now it doesn’t look

good for the rest of the contest unless we pull together as a

parish/school like we did the first year. Our thanks go out

to the many people who continuously bring in their recyclables

but there has been a slow decline since our first year

winning the contest. We have won over a $114,000.00 in

the Dream Machine Recycle Rally. Some of the items that

have been purchased with our winnings include: new energy

efficient doors for the main entrance of school, our

E.D.P. entrance and our east side doors, 35 I-pads, 3 flat

screen google televisions, 6 recycling bins and 4 Promethean

Interactive Boards. As you can see from our list, the

money has come in quite handy. Perhaps everyone could

take a hint from our 1st grade class, they recycled 3,109

bottles for the first trimester. One of our 1st graders,

Grace, commented that we are on God’s side and we have

to take care of the earth. A special Thank You to Gayle

Kopera, Marty Warta, Kathy Warta, Charlene Cagney, Frank

Rykal and Adriana Meza for their continued hard work.

(Michael Ursache, first

grader, using one of our new

Promethean Interactive Boards.)

Little Ways to Help St. Pascal School…..

Are you a veteran of the

United States Armed Forces?


Please join us at Eucharistic Adoration on Thursdays

and pray for the needs of the people of the

world. Adoration starts after the 8AM Mass and

closes with Evening Prayer at 6:30PM. Please enter

the church using the south door on Melvina or the

door by the Dakin Street Parking Lot. Can you

spend a short time with Jesus?

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Target “Guest Card”—Target donates 1% of all Target Visa

Credit Card and Target Credit Card purchases made at a

Target store or at Target.com & 1% of all Target Check

Card purchases made at a Target Store. Target donates

1/2 % of all Target Visa Credit Card purchases made outside

of Target.

Are you looking for top quality

health care close to your home?

The Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital, located off the

Eisenhower Expressway in the near Western Suburbs,

ranks among the top VA hospitals nationwide. Hines is

proud to offer Illinois Veterans a wide range of services that

include: Primary Care, Vision Services, Mental Health Treatment,

a brand new Women’s Health Center and numerous

other specialty programs. We also operate outpatient clinics

in Aurora, Manteno , Oak Lawn, Joliet, LaSalle and Elgin. The

VA is proud to provide our nation’s heroes with the healthcare

they have earned and most richly deserve. Call 708-

202-4486 or go to www.va.gov today to find out what the VA

can offer you. On-line registration is available. Thank you for

your service to our country!




Having celebrated Christmas, we now

celebrate the feast of the Holy Family and

reflect on how much our families are like

that of Joseph, Mary and Jesus. We worship,

we pray, we work, we worry, we celebrate the important

days in our family’s life, and we face hardships. Because

of all this, we love and care for each other as family,

whether it be our household or our parish family. We are

as dependent on each other as we are on God’s mercy and

compassion. This Christmas many of our parish families

prayed grace over a delicious and nutritious meal supplied

by your love and generosity. You reminded them that they

are not alone and are loved. You made their Christmas special.

Also, next weekend we will collect food to replenish

our parish pantry. Please make it your mission during the

year to bring at least one item of non-perishable food with

you to Mass the first weekend of every

month. We’re counting on you to keep the

parish pantry supplied with enough food for all

of those who come to our parish door in need

of help.

Help spread the word! Come “like” us on facebook -



IN 2013!

Respect Life Ministry Meeting

Wed., Jan. 9th

7pm Room 100


Prayer Warriors Needed!

Sat., Jan. 12th

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Albany Medical Surgical Ctr

5086 N. Elston Ave.

We Pray for Life!


Holy Hour for Life

Sun., Jan. 20th

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

St. Pascal Church


Local March for Life

Tues. Jan. 22nd

5-6 Holy Hour

St. Ferdinand Church

6 p.m. Procession to

St. John Bosco Church

7 p.m. Mass


Prayer Shawl Ministry

Next Meets Wed., Feb 6th

Looking for a High School?

Upcoming Placement Exam Schedules

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�� Resurrection College Prep High School invites eighth

grade girls to take the Class of 2017 Entrance Exam on

Saturday, January 12, 2013 from 7:45 am to 12:30 pm.

No pre-registration is necessary – students should bring

#2 pencils and a $25 testing fee (calculators will not be

allowed). Lunch will be provided following the exam.

�� Saint Patrick High School Class of 2017 Placement


Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 8:00 a.m.

Bring the Following:

Two #2 pencils, pen & Calculator

$25.00 Test Fee

Please enter through the Theatre

(East entrance off the Belmont Ave. lot)

Join us for a Continental Breakfast at 7:30 a.m.

Presentation for parents - “Preparing for High School” at

8:30 a.m.

Matt O’Brien, Director of Admissions



�� Notre Dame College Prep’s Placement Exam is Saturday,

January 12, 2013 @ 8AM

Notre Dame College Prep, located at 7655 West Dempster

in Niles, will hold its placement exam for eighth graders.

Students should bring two #2 pencils. There is a $25 testing

fee– payable by cash or check.

There is no pre-registration. Registration begins in the Library

starting at 7:15am prior to the test. For more information,

please contact Mrs. Bontempo at 847-779-8615.

The 2013 Mass Book is Open

Anyone wishing to have Masses said may request one

Sunday Mass and three weekday Masses at a time. Each

Mass intention may include 2 names, e.g., Mr. & Mrs.

Smith or John Doe & Mary Jones.

O’Little Town of Bethlehem

Once again Fr. Dore’s collection of crèches

from various countries of the world are on

display for the Christmas Season. The display

gives the message that the coming of Jesus is a gift

to all cultures of the world. Please spend a moment or two

to view them & perhaps deepen your awareness of how

the Christmas event is truly worldwide.

Many thanks to Fr. Paul for the opportunity to share the

collection & the Church environment committee in setting

up the display: Mary Boss, Charlotte Sweeney,

Kathy Risa, Gene Kummerer and Kathie Warta.


Don’t forget to add time for your marriage in

your New Year’s Resolutions. Worldwide Marriage

Encounter can energize your sacrament.

The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends

for the area are February 15-17, 2013 in

Libertyville, April 12-14, 2013 in Burr Ridge or

June 7-9, 2013 in Libertyville. Early registration is highly

recommended. For reservations/information, call Jim & Kris

at 630-577-0778 or contact us through http://

www.wwmejoliet.org .

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Recycling Is Our Connection to the


WE ACCEPT ALL: newspaper, magazines, catalogs,

mail, envelopes, folders, fax & copy paper

(No cardboard nor phone books, please.)




St. Pascal Cub Scout

Troop 3815's

Pancake Breakfast

January 13th


Heimsath Hall

Where Do I Belong?

I wiped your tears at the funeral;

I wiped your tears at the wedding.

When your allergy was bad, I was there for you.

Don't leave me on the floor or next to the Missalette.

After using me, please take me home with you --

where I belong.

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What can you do now that won’t cost you anything but still

help the parish? One way is through your estate planning.

Most people have families they need to provide for and that

is extremely important. Perhaps some portion of your estate

could be given to Saint Pascal. Here’s how you can do it:

Name Saint Pascal to receive part of your IRA. Just ask the

custodian or trustee for a new beneficiary form.

Make a life insurance gift. Your insurance agent can supply

a beneficiary form that names Saint Pascal as a beneficiary

for all or part of the policy.

Investigate P.O.D. accounts. In most areas, you can name

Saint Pascal to receive CD’s or savings accounts at death,

often called P.O.D. (pay on death) accounts.

Leave part of your stock portfolio. Brokerage accounts generally

will permit investors to name beneficiaries for securities

held at the firm.

Add Saint Pascal when you make or amend your will. It’s

another wonderful way you can leave a legacy for Saint


If you have a revocable living trust, include Saint Pascal as

a beneficiary. Any immediate gifts made through your living

trust are tax deductible.

Finally, when naming Saint Pascal as your beneficiary, the

correct language is: “I give (a percentage or dollar amount)

to the Catholic Bishop of Chicago – A Corporation Sole, for

the sole benefit of Saint Pascal Parish, Chicago.” When

named in this way, the money will be used exclusively to

benefit our parish.


When checking out keys in the rectory, if you are not

given a green room condition sheet, please ask for one.

This sheet must be filled out and returned with the key.

It is one of the ways the maintenance staff can be made

aware of things that need fixing.

Save the Dates!!

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January 2013

January 13– Cub Scout Pancake


January 21 - HNS Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner!

January 27– Start of Catholic Schools Week/ School Open

House and School Science Fair!

Watch the bulletin for details of these events!


STEWARDSHIP for December 22/23, 2012

Reporting delayed due to holiday.

Thank you for your generosity!


“…the Gentiles are coheirs, members of the same body,

and copartners in the promise in Christ Jesus through the

Gospel.” (Ephesians 3:6)

Today we celebrate the fact that Christ came to all of us, not

just the Hebrews. He made us all one body

with Him. Because God has given us different gifts, we all

have different yet equally valuable roles to play

in the Body of Christ. If one of us does not play his or her

role the whole body suffers. How will you play

your role this year?


Sunday, January 06, 2013 Epiphany

7:30-1:00 PM SVDP Food Collection Vestibule

10:30 AM RCIA Neckerman Room

11:30 AM Youth Group Ministry Gold Room

Monday, January 07, 2013

6:30 PM Art & Environment Mtg Church

7:00 PM Holy Name Society Club Room

7:00 PM Baptismal Prep Neckerman Room

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

6:30 PM School Council Mtg Room 100

7:00 PM Women’s Club Mtg Heimsath Hall

7:00 PM BS Troop 815 Mtg Ciezadlo Center

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

6:15 PM Market Day Pick-up Heimsath Hall

6:30 PM Cub Pack 3815 Den Mtg Ciezadlo Center

7:00 PM Welcome Committee Mtg West Sacristy

7:00 PM Al-Anon Family Group Gold Room

7:00 PM Respect Life Mtg Room 100

7:30 PM Adult Choir Rehearsal Club Room

Thursday, January 10, 2013

8:30 AM Eucharistic Adoration Church

9:00 AM Senior Mtg Ciezadlo Center

7:00 PM Bingo Heimsath Hall

Friday, January 11, 2013 Graduation Picture Day

9:30 AM Day of Recollection Ciezadlo Center

7:00 PM H & S Snow Ball Dance Heimsath Hall

Saturday, January 12, 2013

9:00 AM Cub Scout Pinewood Derby Heimsath Hall

9:30 AM Family Catechesis Session RE Rooms

4:00 PM SCC Prayer Commitment Wkend Church

5:00 PM Confirmation Sponsor Night Heimsath Hall

Sunday, January 13, 2013

7:30-1130 AM SCC Prayer Commit Wkd Church

8:00-12:00 PM CS Pancake Breakfast Heimsath Hall

10:30 AM RCIA Neckerman Room


Sunday: The Epiphany of the Lord;

National Migration Week

Monday: St. Raymond of Penyafort;

Julian Calendar Christmas


Monday: 1 Jn 3:22 — 4:6; Ps 2:7bc-8, 10-12a;

Mt 4:12-17, 23-25

Tuesday: 1 Jn 4:7-10; Ps 72:1-4, 7-8; Mk 6:34-44

Wednesday: 1 Jn 4:11-18; Ps 72: 1-2, 10, 12-13;

Mk 6:45-52

Thursday: 1 Jn 4:19 — 5:4; Ps 72:1-2, 14, 15bc, 17;

Lk 4:14-22a

Friday: 1 Jn 5:5-13; Ps 147:12-15, 19-20;

Lk 5:12-16

Saturday: 1 Jn 5:14-21; Ps 149:1-6a, 9b; Jn 3:22-30

Sunday: Is 42:1-4, 6-7 or Is 40:1-5, 9-11;

Ps 29:1-4, 3, 9-10 or Ps 104:1b-4, 24-25,

27-30; Acts 10:34-38 or Ti 2:11-14; 3:4-7;

Lk 3:15-16, 21-22


Weekly Mass Schedule

Saturday/Sunday, January 05/06, 2013

8:30 AM - †Cesar Calicdan (Anniversary of death)

4:00 PM - Living & Deceased Benefactors and Parishioners

†Margaret M. King

†John Schoewe

7:30 AM - †Florence Olson

9:00 AM - †Annie Reilly

10:30 AM - †Dorothy Binkowski

12:00 PM - Polish Mass

Monday, January 07, 2013

4:00 PM - †Michael Warta

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

10:00 AM - †Patrick Cannon

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

8:00 AM - †Thomas & †Nora Scollard

9:00 AM - †Sal Franzese

Thursday, January 10, 2013

8:00 AM - †Lodovico Paoletti

Friday, January 11, 2013

8:00 AM - †Fr. Gene Faller

Saturday, January 12, 2013

8:30 AM - Purgatorial Society Members

Carmel Walsh

†Noreen Ehms

For Ewa’s Mother

4:00 PM - †Tim King

Sunday, January 13, 2013

7:30 AM - Living & Deceased Benefactors and Parishioners

†Vlastie C. Kayden

9:00 AM - †Mary Ellen Clarke

10:30 AM - †Robert Martino

†Anthony Martino

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

LCpl Phillip J. Renault

Sgt. Jeffery Wm. Richter

PFC Garrick E. Rothstein

Commander. Jason Schneider

Cpt. Scott Sengenberger

Sgt. Steve Sullivan

PFC Matt Tagliola

1Lt Reverend Pawel Zemczak

Frances Alequin

Baby Ambreen

Baby Olivia

Harry Binkowski

Jackie Brennan

Theresa Brozek

Alice Cachura

Marie Charrier

Barbara Chnurak

Eva Chnurak

Brian Chorba

Bob Clancy

Anne Costello

Julie DePasquale

Anthony DePratto

Mary Di Benedetto

Evelyn Derma

Bea Filetti

Kathleen Frawley

Martin Geraghty

Alice Gudaniec

Terence Harte

Christine Hege

Marilyn Heger

Melissa Ilic

Windelina F. Jison

Deborah Juszynski

John Keating

Rosemary Krause

Otto Kremsreiter

Burton Lappen

Harvey Lappen

Catalina Ampog-Lim

Please remember all our faithful departed.

Nancy Gora, Jane Meyne and Bela Csongradi

(Bela’s Dad).

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In Our Prayers



Cheryl Hoika Lipkie

Andre Lombardo

Antony V Mathai

Kay McAndrew

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

Theresa Stephan

Amelia Strzechowski

Karen Stiritz

Sylvia Sturrock

Lee Truk

Angelo Tufano

Carmela Tufano

Richard Tufano

Beverly Trutenko

Boris Trutenko

Victoria Villegas

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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