We invite you to explore opportunities to know Jesus Christ
and grow deeper in your
Catholic Christian faith.
As a reminder, don't forget to turn off your cell phone in Church.
Thank you and have a good week!
|4:30 p.m.||Heidi Lakota req. by John Lakota|
|8:00 a.m.||Community of Blessed Sacrament req. by Father Max|
|10:30 a.m.||Russell Plante req. by Brian and Kate Pientak|
|8:30 a.m.||Larry Bettcher req. by Brian and Kate Pientak|
|8:30 a.m.||Mary Lou Tognarelli req. by Her family|
|8:30 a.m.||Bertha Due req. by Shirl Due and Barb Sorg|
|8:30 a.m.||Liturgy of the Word with Communion|
|8:30 a.m.||Deceased Priests of the Rockford Diocese|
|4:30 p.m.||Ronald Orland req. by Elizabeth DeGaetano|
|8:00 a.m.||Community of Blessed Sacrament req. by Father Max|
|10:30 a.m.||Eleanor Malinowski req. by Her family|
Join us for the Rosary
The Rosary is prayed on week days at 8:10 am and on weekends a half hour before Mass.
|Saturday, July 4th||3:45 - 4:15 p.m.|
|Saturday, July 11th||3:45 - 4:15 p.m.|
May the healing hand of God rest on these people and guide them in their time of need.
Pray For The Deceased Priests Of The Diocese Who Celebrate Their Anniversary Of Death This Week:
Pray For Our Sick: Bob Albrecht, Natividad Bontcac, Cathie Burns, Geraldine Daraban, Brett Deiter, Beth Edwards, Karen Haberstock, the Liz Hammes family, Anthony Jarvie, and Carol Littlejohn.
Our heartfelt condolences to the family of
Anna M. Gurbal
who was buried June 27th from Blessed Sacrament.
Anna is the wife of Phil Gurbal. May her soul rest in peace.
There was no Gallup poll in Galilee in Jesus' time. But Mark's Gospel this weekend gives us a pretty clear indication of what his fellow townsfolk thought of him. Instead of a hero's welcome as "the kid that made good" he is treated as the "the kid who has gotten too big for his britches." The townspeople's lack of faith actually impacted the ability of Jesus to be the mighty prophet in his native place. Mark writes: "He was not able to perform any mighty deed there."
The Gospel story is not about the importance of good poll numbers. Politicians are concerned about that-at least if they want to get reelected. Rather, the story is about the dynamic of faith in our relationship with God. We often "want" a lot of things from God, most notably answers to our prayers. But we need to "give" to the Lord, and for us that means a response to God's invitation to believe. We must acknowledge our utter dependence upon God, placing all our trust in him. We will then recognize the actions of God that take place each day for the mighty deeds that they are: God at work in our hearts!
Gregory Wetzel and Cristin Elmi were married Saturday, July 4th
at Blessed Sacrament.
May God bless them with a long and wonderful life together.
All seniors are welcome and bring a friend.
Religious Education registration for the 2015-2016 school year has begun!
You can find a form in the narthex, parish office, or by visiting
our Religious Education Page.
St. Mary Parish in Huntley, IL on Sunday, Aug 30th at 2:30 pm celebrated by Bishop David J. Malloy. Refreshments to follow.
The Life & Family Evangelization Office welcomes your registration by
August 7th via phone (815) 399-4300 or at
Those of you who haven't received an envelope from the Diocese can pick one up in the Narthex to make your contribution. An update of the stewardship progress will be provided to you when it becomes available.
Thank you for your kind attention and participation.
Father Max and the Finance Council
Thank you to our team leaders Jack, Caroline, Nathan and Annie and all the volunteers who helped make our first Totus Tuus possible.
Keep the team in your prayers as they continue to visit other parishes and share the joy of Christ with their youth.
Thank you to all who continue to make their weekly contributions.
The Roman Catholic Church is the largest non government provider of health care services in the world. It has around 18,000 clinics, 16,000 homes for the elderly and those with special needs, and 5,500 hospitals, with 65% of them located in developing countries? In 2010, the Church managed 26% of the world's health care facilities.
One in six patients in the United States receive care in a Catholic institution. Ten of the 25 largest hospital systems in the United States are Catholic.
The Church couldn't do it without you. Thank you!
Participation in the special listing requires a $ 1,000.00 donation per listing. If interested, please contact the parish office for additional details.
AROUND THE AREA
Tutoring sessions are 90 mins, once a week. For more information, call
(630) 898-4636 or visit http://www.dominicanliteracvcenter.org.
July 12-15 and First Call Retreat, for young men entering 10th grade - college,
These programs take place at the Bishop Lane Retreat Center in Rockford. The cost is $90.00.
For more informmation, visit: http://www.rockvoc.org.
Register by July 15th.
For more info or to sponsor, go to http://www.aurorafoodpantry.org or contact Marilyn Weisner at (630) 692-3057.
Early registration is highly recommended. For info, see alifetimeoflove.org or call (888) 574-5653 Start the New Year Out Right - Spend some quality time renewing your marriage. Sign up today to attend one of the upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends:
|July 31-02, 2015
|Madison, WI||Bill & Noreen Klopp
|August 7-9, 2015
|Elk Grove Village, IL||Jim & Kris McCulloch
|September 11-13, 2015
|Crystal Lake, IL||Bill & Noreen Klopp
|October 23-25, 2015
|Brookfield, WI||Bill & Noreen Klopp
|November 20-22, 2015
|Rockford, IL||Bill & Noreen Klopp
|December 11-13, 2015
|Libertyville, IL||Jim & Kris McCulloch
For additional weekends, visit http://www.wwme.org/find-a-weekend.html
Early registration is highly recommended. For more information visit our website at: http://www.alifetimeoflove.org or call (888) 574-5653.
For a fin de semana en Espanol in Rockford, contact:
Hugo & Gaby at (630) 690-2094.
For a fin de semana en Espanol in Chicago on November 8-10, contact:
Andres y Maria at (630) 229-2600.
Travelers can call: (410) 676-6000 or access the web site at www.masstimes.org for free information on the location of the nearest Church and times of Masses on weekends and Holy Days.
Our advertisers are listed in our Sunday Bulletins (see side link). You can also view a PDF document of our current advertisers by CLICKING HERE.
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