Blessed Sacrament Logo Welcome to Blessed Sacrament!
TWENTY-FOURTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME
September 17 - September 23, 2017

Twenty-Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time



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!




MASSES / SERVICES FOR THE WEEK

Date Time Intention
Saturday
September 16
4:30 pm Gertrude LaVelle req. by Joan Lutz
Sunday
September 17
8:00 am Elizabeth & Clem Balis req. by Phyllis Lia
Sunday
September 17
10:30 am Community of Blessed Sacrament req. by Father Max
 
Monday
September 18
8:30 am Lori Aloisio req. by Barb Bogovich
Tuesday
September 19
8:30 am Carl De Broux req. by Cathy Hewitt
Wednesday
September 20
8:30 am John & Helen Poss req. by Wally & Sharon Hogan
Thursday
September 21
8:30 am Communion Service
Friday
September 22
8:30 am Jovita Aldover Necia req. by Gabriel & Jenny Bourge
 
Saturday
September 23
4:30 pm Ray & Hank Jurczak req. by Miksanek Family
Sunday
September 24
8:00 am Community of Blessed Sacrament req. by Father Max
Sunday
September 24
10:30 am Father Edward Hughes req. by Patricia Malach


Join us for the Rosary

The Rosary is prayed on week days at 8:10 am and on weekends a half hour before Mass.

Joyful Mysteries
Monday & Saturday
1. The Annunciation of the Lord to Mary
2. The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth
3. The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ
4. The Presentation of our Lord
5. Finding Jesus in the Temple at age 12
 
Sorrowful Mysteries
Tuesday & Friday
1. The Agony of Jesus in the Garden
2. The Scourging at the Pillar
3. Jesus is Crowned with Thorns
4. Jesus Carrying the Cross
5. The Crucifixion of our Lord
 
Glorious Mysteries
Wednesday & Sunday
1. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
2. The Ascension of Jesus to Heaven
3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit
4. The Assumption of Mary into Heaven
5. Mary is Crowned as Queen of Heaven and Earth
Luminous Mysteries
Thursday
1. The Baptism in the Jordan
2. The Wedding at Cana
3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom
4. The Transfiguration
5. The Institution of the Eucharist



SACRAMENT OF PENANCE

Individual Confession Hours
(Please use the bell tower entrance)

Saturday, September 23rd 3:45 - 4:15 p.m.
Saturday, September 30th 3:45 - 4:15 p.m.



Lord, Hear Our Prayers

Praying Hands For parishioners, relatives and friends who suffer from illness, are homebound, confined to a care facility or hospitalized and the unemployed. May the healing hand of God rest on these people and guide them in their time of need.

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:
  • Msgr. William G. McMillan
  • Rev. Willis L. Bradley
  • Rev. Michael Tuomey
  • Most Rev. Edward F. Hoban
  • Rev. Paul E. Kunkel
  • Rev. John E. Reuland
  • Rev. Daniel B. Geoghegan
  • Rev. Edwin F. Millen
  • Rev. Frank J. Keenan
  • Msgr. John F. Regan
Pray For Our Service Men And Women:
  • CS3(SS) Kevin Bohler
  • IT2Jeremy Daly
  • Airman Jovany Espinoza
  • Sgt Zachary Gardner
  • Capt Ryan C. Lutz
  • PVT Andrew McMullen
  • SPC Jason McMullen
  • TSgt Keely Muzzey
  • CPL Gail Anne Ruiz
  • SPC Wyatt VanderLinde
  • CPL Luis Velazquez Jr.
  • Ensign Andrew C. Young
  • Cadet Ethan J. Young, AFA
Almighty God look with love upon our men and women in uniform and protect them in their time of need. Bless them and their families. Amen If you have a name you would like to add to our prayer list, call the parish office or email Jennie Bourge at:
Psecretary@blsacr-na.org

Pray For Our Sick:
  • Mary Lynne Aldous
  • Brook Bess
  • Natividad Bontcac
  • Patricia Botello
  • Star Brock
  • Karen Brown
  • Leonora Brown
  • Jennifer Burgos
  • Cathie Burns
  • Bill Cowan
  • Alison Davis
  • Beth Edwards
  • Xandra Echavia
  • Margaret Feltes
  • Jerry Flaugher
  • Marcia Freeman
  • Steve Gaspardo
  • Shirley Gatz
  • Phil Gurbal
  • Karen Haberstock
  • Liz Hammes family
  • Anthony Jarvie
  • Tom Kehoe
  • Donna Kinzie
  • Veronica Klymus
  • Carol Littlejohn
  • Linda McNamara
  • Fred Noonan
  • Joanne Perkins
  • Viola Plante
  • Joanne Piotrowski
  • Bobby Roeback
  • John Rogers
  • Fr. John Slampak
  • Joseph Sreniawski
  • Rosemary Tinsley
  • Mary Van Linden
  • Wiesbrock Family
  • Mike Winn



Reflections on the Gospel

Reflection
"I forgave you your entire debt because you begged me to. Should you not have had pity on your fellow servant, as I had pity on you?" The parable Jesus tells today is the story of a king, but in truth it is about Jesus himself. He is the "king" who has forgiven our debts. We are the "servants" whose sins have earned us chastisement. But when we repent and ask for Christ's mercy, he grants it to us without hesitation.

The point of the parable, then, is that we too should extend this mercy to others. We should not be like that "wicked servant"" who begged for mercy but would not show it to others. Elsewhere, Jesus teaches us to pray, "Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors" (Mt. 6:12). We use different words, but a similar meaning when we pray the Our Father asking God to "forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us." But are we sure that we mean what we say?

It's important to pause and evaluate how we are doing in this regard. Are we harboring any grudges? Are there people we refuse to forgive? Is there a situation where we are seeking revenge instead of extending mercy? Jesus asks us to do otherwise. He reminds us that we have already been forgiven. We are right now enjoying the benefits of his forgiveness. So we are called to bear in mind our own sins, failings, weaknesses, and "debts" when we deal with others instead of thinking that we are perfectly innocent and acting as if we've never been the beneficiary of mercy. So let us do our best to forgive as we have been forgiven. This doesn't mean approving of wrong behavior; God doesn't ask us to do that. But he does ask us to let go of bitterness and f oster mercy instead.





Upcoming Meetings and Activities

Mark Your Calendar

Parish Meetings & Activities
Sunday, September 17thReligious Education —
Sunday, September 20thReligious Education —
Tuesday, September 26ndthKnights of Columbus —


Parish Announcements



Augustine Institute CD's

Augustine Institute
Engage Your Faith The parish recently purchased CD's from the Augustine Institute. The materials may be found in the Narthex on the newly installed kiosk.

The suggested donation is $4 each, or make checks payable to the parish. Please consider sharing your CD once you've listened to it!

Lighthouse CD
Reviews

This CD was AMAZING!!! I was having doubts as to what I believed. Thanks to this talk, I finally found hope I thought did not exist.

Jeff — New Lenox, IL




Hurricane Harvey Support Webcast

Our Sunday Visitor
Our Sunday Visitor is providing information on how we as Catholics can respond to disasters that happen with a special webcast titled:

"When Disaster Strikes: Helping Children Cope with Tragedies, Disasters, and Acts of Terror."

This webcast is presented by Dr. Joseph White, child and family psychologist and National Catechetical Consultant for Our Sunday Visitor.

To participate in this webcast, click on the link: How Can I help?




Calling All Youth!

Volunteers Needed
We are currently inviting the youth of our parish to contribute their time and talent in the liturgy in the following specific ways:


Altar Servers
Youth Choir
Lector at weekend/special Masses
Liturgy of the Word for children (various roles available depending on age)
Share any other talent


For more information call the parish office or email:
psecretary@blessedsacrament-na.org.



E-Giving

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Please note that online giving is available to Blessed Sacrament parish for regular contributions or one-time church donations. Online giving can replace or supplement envelope donations given at Mass and users can make changes at any time. For more information, please reference the GiveCentral instructions printed and available in the Narthex, click the “online giving” button on the Blessed Sacrament website, or simply visit GiveCentral.org and search for our parish. Thank you for considering online giving!

Signing up is easy - Just click on the icon above the arrow.
There also is an instructions flyer, found in the Narthex, or you can call the office for further assistance.

Attention E-givers!
You will be receiving your envelopes this quarter. Envelopes were ordered before the Give Central program was in place. You will not be receiving them in the future.



2017 Diocesan Stewardship Appeal

2017 Diocesan Appeal
Our Diocesan Appeal helps thousands in our diocese to grow in their Catholic faith. Please contribute the best way you can. No gift is too small when given from the heart.

By pooling our resources, we can make a difference in our parishes, our diocese and society at large. Your gift to the 2017 Diocesan Appeal supports ministries like these:

  • Help to Those in Crisis
  • Protection for the Vulnerable
  • Training Lay Ministers
  • Support for Retired Priests
  • Sacramental Preparationfor all Ages
  • Diversity Outreach
Our 2017 Diocesan Appeal target is $ 54,164.00. If you have not filled out a a pledge card, please do so soon.

Please help our parish reach our goal!

If you haven't received an envelope, one can be picked up either from the Church or the parish office. So far 207 out of 572 families have made their pledges.

The Rockford diocese offers an online giving program for this appeal. Visit https://rockforddiocese.org/donate to donate online.



Moving?

Moving
Don't forget to update us! If you have recently moved or are in the process of moving, please notify us of your new address, phone number and/or new email address. This will help us continue to communicate with you and reduce costs incurred from returned cards and envelopes.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Parish Upcoming Activities




Annual Blessed Sacrament Parish Picnic

Picnic
The annual parish picnic was a success. There was plenty of food, fun and activity for one and all. Please visit our Photo Page to view some of pictures taken.

Thank you Melissa and Dan Heinen for coordinating a wonderful event. We look forward to next years picnic.



Religious Education Registration 2017-2018

Religious Education
Thank you to all new and returning teachers that will teach our children about becoming disciples of Christ!

Prayer for Catechists

God of our fathers and mothers,
today we mark Catechetical Sunday,
the day we recommit ourselves to teaching and forming
disciples to continue your work in this world.
We ask all that is good to come upon our catechetical
leaders and the people whom they lead to the faith.
We ask all this in the name of the primary teacher of the faith, Jesus the Christ.
Amen.



Tootsie Rolls

Knights Of Columbus Intellectual Disability Drive
September 23rd and September 24th

Tootsie Rolls

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The Knights of Columbus will be offering Tootsie Roll banks after all of the Masses:

Saturday, September 23rd and Sunday, September 24th


We are asking a donation of $ 3.00 for one bank or $ 5.00 for two banks. The banks are filled with Tootsie Rolls. Proceeds go to those with intellectual disabilities.

Last year, the council donated all of its proceeds to both Goodwin School, in North Aurora, and Hopewall School located next to Provena Hospital in Aurora. Additionally, they supported Special Camps for Special Citizens held at White Pines Ranch.



RCIA - Join Us - You Are Invited

RCIA
Not Yet Catholic?
Or Baptized Catholic but have not received
the Eucharist or Confirmation?

The RCIA (Rite of Christia Initatin of Adults) is our way of welcoming new adult members into the Catholic Church. It consists of a series of gatherings with other adults who are also interested in learning more about God's love in the Catholic Church.

To: All adults who are unbaptized.

Those baptized in the Catholic Church who have not received the sacraments of Eucharist and/or Confirmation.

Those baptized in other Christian churches who are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith.
What:
Weekly small group sessions focusing on the teachings of the church and to prepare individuals to celebrate the Sacraments at the Easter Vigil.

When:
Join us every Sunday from 9:00 to 10:15 am beginning September 24th.
Info:
Brian Pientak (630) 892-1667 or email il.pien@comcast.net




Movie Night

Movie Time
A Movie Night hosted by the Youth Ministry will be held
Friday, September 29th. Doors will open at 6:00 pm.
Admission is Free. We will showing Our Lady of Fatima which runs 102 minutes.

All are invited. Feel free to bring a lawn chair. This event si sponsored by the Adult Faith Formation.

For additional information, contact Terry Schones at (815) 633-8089.



Altar Server Ministry

Altar Server
Attention students in 4th—8th grade! We are inviting you to join the Altar Server Ministry here at Blessed Sacrament. Serving in the church is a special privilege and is a way of growing closer to God.

We will have a new Altar Server (and refresher) Training on
Sunday, October 8th from 10:00-11:00 am. Altar Servers are scheduled on a rotating basis.

We are especially in need of servers at 4:30 pm Mass on Saturdays. Any current server that would like a refresher is also welcome to attend.

Please call Jenny Bourge at the parish office (630) 897-1029 or email
psecretary@blessedsacrament-na.org to let us know that you are interested or if you would like more information.



The Altar and Rosary Potluck

Potluck
Save the date Altar & Rosary will have a Potluck and get together on Tuesday, October 10th.

This will be the first meeting for the year and is open to all ladies of the parish.




Thank You For Donating Blood!

Give Blood
Save the Date...Next Blood Drive!
We want to appeal to all those that have donated in the past and/or are able to donate in the future, that our next blood drive will be
Saturday, October 14th.

It's not too early to SAVE THE DATE. We will provide periodic reminders throughout the year.

Giving blood is a gift that truly keeps on giving. Be someone's hero!



The Great Lakes
Catholic Men’ Conference

Great Lakes Mens Conference The Great Lakes Catholic Men’s Conference is

Saturday, November 18th at 8:50 am - 4:00 pm

in DeKalb. Dynamic speakers will share their insights from their own faith journeys.

Featured speakers this year are: Bishop David Malloy, Bishop of the Rockford Diocese, Deacon Paco Gavrilides, Homiletics Instructor, Deacon Bob Fishman, Jewish convert, Gus Lloyd, Ave Maria Radio Host, and Wayne Messmer, Chicago Cubs and Chicago Wolves singing host.

Visit the conference website at http://www.thetalk.org for more information.



Silver & Gold Wedding Anniversary Mass

Silver and Gold Mass
Three hundred and fifteen couples received a special blessing from Bishop Malloy at the annual Silver & Gold Anniversary Mass.

This years celebration, combined 15,473 years of marriage.

Silver and Gold Mass



Observer Drive

Observer
Please take a moment to renew your subscription to The Observer. Rates are still only $28/year for stories, columns and news-all provided in the context of the Catholic faith we share-available in print, online or both.

Renew with the envelope you received by mail, with the envelope provided at church, by phone (815) 399-4300, ext. 383 or online at the secure website http://www.observer.rockforddiocese.org.



Summer Time - Can We Count On You?

Summer Time

It's Summer Time! This means that many of our parishioners are on vacation and may forget to make their church contribution on a regular basis. Please remember to support Blessed Sacrament to the best of your ability. By making regular and timely contributions, you will continue to help us with our budgeting needs.

Thank you for your cooperation, it is greatly appreciated. Also, thank you to all who continue to make their weekly contributions.

[Remember, online giving is available for your convenience.]




Memorial Wall

Memorial Day
Honor a friend, relative or loved one by displaying their name on the Blessed Sacrament Memorial Wall. See the beautiful display case in the Narthex.

Participation in the special listing requires a $ 1,000.00 donation per listing. If interested, please contact the parish office for additional details.

Memorial Wall


Around the Area


Marriage Encounter

Marriage Encounter
Do we put our trust in God and allow him to be Lord in every area of our life like the widow did? Allow God to transform your marriage relationship. Strengthen, renew, and rekindle your marriage sacrament by attending a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend.

Early registration is highly recommended. For info, see http://www.alifetimeoflove.org or call (888) 574-5653.

Spend some quality time renewing your marriage. Sign up today to attend one of the upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends:

DateLocationContact
October 6-8, 2017
Apply Online
Elk Grove Village, IL Jim & Kris McCulloch
(630) 577-0778
October 27-29, 2017
Apply Online
Brookfield, WI Jon & Rachel Hoag
(888) 574-5653
November 17-19, 2017
Apply Online
Rockford, IL Jon & Rachel Hoag
(888) 574-5653
December 8-10, 2017
Apply Online
Elk Grove Village, IL Jim & Kris McCulloch
(630) 577-0778


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.



Don't Talk To The Actors

Don't Talk to the Actors
Don't Talk to the Actors is a PG-13 rated comedy directed by our very own Jeff Pripusich. The play will be hosted at the Albright Theatre, located at 100 Island Avenue, 3rd floor, Batavia.

For reservations call: (630) 406-8838.

When: September 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22 & 23
Time: Fridays & Saturdays — 8:00 pm
Sundays — 2:00 pm
Cost: Adults: — $20.00, Students/Seniors: $15.00

Synopsis:

The best laid plans go awry when the cast and crew of a Broadway-bound play resort to manipulation, diva-like behavior, and chaotic abandon to get what they want. Fledgling playwright Jerry Przpezniak and his fiancée are a couple of Buffalo greenhorns suddenly swept up in the whirlwind of New York's theater scene when Jerry's play is optioned for the big money, ego-driven world of Broadway. It's a young playwright's dream, but the crazy characters and dilemmas they encounter are the things theatrical nightmares are made of.



Annuniciation - Outdoor Teen Movie Night

Teen Movie Night
Annunciation Parish is hosting a Teen Movie Night.

When: Saturday, September 23rd
Time: 6:00 pm - Games/Socializing
7:00 pm - Movie
Where: Annunciation Catholic School
1840 Church Road
Aurora, IL
Cost: F r e e

Bring a blanket and a buddy. Snacks provided or you can bring your own.

For additional information, contact the Aurora Deanery at (630) 892-0480.



Our Lady of Fatima Celebration

Our Lady of Fatima
To celebrate the 100th year of the appearance of Our Lady to the children at Fatima, join Bishop Malloy for a special talk on Our Lady of Fatima on Monday, September 25th at 7:00 p.m. at St. Peter Church, located at 1891 Kaneville Road in Geneva.

ALL ARE WELCOME!




St. Vincent DePaul
Vines Of Hope Wine Tasting

Vines of Hope
St. Vincent de Paul Society invites you to help make a difference in the lives of the poor in our community. Join us for our annual Vines of Hope wine tasting event.

It will be held Wednesday, September 30th at 7:00 pm at the home of Roly and Jackie Orama, 2247 Kane Lane in Batavia. Besides a fun and relaxing evening, the $100 cost of the tickets ($50 is tax-deductible) includes great wine, scrumptious hors d'oeuvres desserts, soft drinks, and craft beers. A variety of Kentucky bourbon will also be featured.

Register online at: squareup.com/store/svdp-holycross. Questions?
Contact Kevin O'Connor (630) 779-0724 or email martandkevinoc@comcast.net OR Alan Fulton (630) 879-2806 or email fulton630@sbcglobal.net .

Brochures are next to the poster in the narthex. This event is a wonderful way to help those in need in our own community. Treat yourself to an elegant night out!



Oktoberfest at Marmion Academy

Marmion High School
Come and celebrate Oktoberfest on Wednesday, September 30th from 7:00-11:00 pm at Marmion Academy, located at 1000 Butterfield Road in Aurora.


Oktoberfest
Gather your friends and family for a fun-filled evening with delicious German food (provided by Belgio's Catering), Oktoberfest style beers, wine and live music featuring dueling pianos from Howl at the Moon.

The festivities will take place outside under the stars on Marmion's beautiful campus. The all-inclusive admission is $40/person (21 and older) and can be purchased at marmion.org/fest.



Aurora Central Catholic High School
Golf Outing

Chargerfest
Aurora Central Catholic Golf Outing will be held
on Saturday, October, 21st, 2017. Many contests will run throughout the event, and prizes will be awarded during dinner at the end of your round. All proceeds from the Golf Outing benefit the Alumni Association Scholarship fund, which awarded over $16,000 in scholarships to students last year.

Registration is now open at auro-racentral.com/golfouting.

For additional information, contact Luke Brauweiler at lbrauweiler@auroracentral.com.



Explore a Lay Vocation

Explore Vocations
Catholic adults ages 21-65 who are in good standing with the Church and who are interested in exploring the idea of a vocation as a secular member of the Discalced Carmelite Order are invited to attend two community meetings in Septemberand October.

The second Saturday morning meetings in Rockford will begin with morning prayer followed by Mass and brunch, then time to receive information, ask questions, and, at the second meeting, to be interviewed. The next study year begins in January.

Please refer any questions to:



Administrative Assistant Needed

Hiring Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant is needed. The position is part time, 15 hours per week.

The applicant should be fluent in English and Spanish, know how to use Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, Power Point, and Paint. Responsibilities include: making flyers, translating documents, on site audio translations, reserving meeting rooms, set up and take down for meetings, making sure bills are paid as well as sending out invoices and receiving payments, preparing deposits, set up appointments for director, data entry, keeping office clean, and answering the phone.

If interested please send your resume and application to Jose Coronel via e-mail at jcoronel@rockforddiocese.org or by mail 432 E. Downer PL. Aurora, IL, 60505.



St. Joseph Catholic School

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Are you looking for an education change for your children? St. Joseph Catholic School invites you to consider us for 2017-2018 school year. Conveniently located on the corner of Illinois Avenue and High Street, St. Joseph School has openings in Preschool through 8th grade.

All programs are full day with extended care options. Public school transfers entering 1st-8th grade are eligible for a $1,500 discount per family ($1,000 first year & $500 second year). Other scholarships may also be available. Students entering 4th grade have an additional first year grant waiting for them.

St. Jospeph School
Call the school office at (630) 844-3781 for info on our great school! or visit us on the web: http://www.stjosephaurora.org



Hessed House's Transportation and Dental Ministries

Hessed House
Hessed House's Transportation and Dental Ministries need your help. "Providing a ride or dental care are things that are so simple and so necessary."

If you are interested in providing transportation or dental services to those served at Hesed House, please contact volunteer@hesedhouse.org.




Courage Apostolate in the Rockford Diocese

Courage Apostolate
Do you have same sex attraction or know someone who does? Courage is an international apostolate of the Catholic Church which ministers to persons with same-sex attractions and a chapter is here in the Rockford Diocese. If you think Courage is for you or someone you know, contact their chaplain, Fr. Phillip Kaim at pkaim@rockforddiocese.org.

If you know of family members or friends who would like to be a part of a support group for those with same sex attraction, please contact their Chaplain, Fr. Ryan Browning at rbrowning@rockforddiocese.org or visit https://couragerc.org/ for more information on the Apostolate program.




Special Religious Development (SPRED)

SPRED
SPRED is a beautiful ministry for people with special needs and /or disabilities. We affirm the dignity of each person as an essential member of the church and child of God. SPRED is offered worldwide as a means for special needs people to experience faith using a unique approach. Catechists and friends grow together in faith. Set in a relaxed and beautiful context the process is comfortable, experiential and relational. To meet the needs of our community, more SPRED groups are needed.

To learn more about SPRED, contact Ann Walder at (630) 907-1837 or annwalder@comcast.net. Ann is the Parish Chairperson for the SPRED group at Holy Cross Catholic Church, Batavia. No teaching experience is necessary.... Just a big heart.



National Family Planning

Natural Family Planning
Couples who choose Natural Family Planning (NFP) find they experience a wide range of benefits that go far beyond physical and health-related advantages. NFP is definitely safe, healthy and green, but it is also at least as effective as contraception options (besides sterilization), and many couples are happily surprised to find that it helps improve their relationship as well. Fertility awareness is also incredibly helpful to those couples who are trying to achieve pregnancy because it easily enables a couple to pinpoint the most fertile time of the cycle.

Visit https://ccli.org/what-is-nfp/benefits/ to learn more!

To take a Couple to Couple League live online or self-paced online NFP course go to www.ccli.org. Classes include about 6 hours of instruction, instructional materials, a digital thermometer and the charting app CycleProGo, and a digital subscription to Family Foundations magazine. Access to a Teaching Couple is available via email or phone for questions, consultation, and chart review.



Hope After Abortion

Project Rachael
Project Rachel provides a supportive and confidential environment where you can begin the process of healing.

For additional information:

Call:(815) 387-3379
Email:ProjectRachelRockford@gmail.com
Visit:http://www.hopeafterabortion.org

All inquiries are confidential.



Aurora Central Catholic High School - STEM

Aurora Central Catholic High School
Aurora Central Catholic High School is excited to announce a campaign to expand the current campus with a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Center, a Fine Arts Center, and a Physical Education Center.

The tradition of Catholic educational excellence and the heritage of faith that guided Madonna and Roncalli High Schools continues at Aurora Central Catholic High School. It is for this reason that Bishop Malloy invites the generous support of parents, grandparents, alumni, friends, and the area parishes to support this campaign to expand ACC for current and future genera-tions of students.

For more information or to assist with this campaign, please visit the school website at:

or contact the Aurora Central Catholic Development Office at:
(630) 907-0095 x110

or send an e-mail to:



Are you Traveling?

Traveling Mass Times is a free nationwide ministry to traveling Catholics.

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

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During this year, please patronize these businesses. We would like to remind you to mention the fact that you saw their Ad on the back of our bulletin. It is important we recognize and tell our sponsors that we appreciate their support. Many parishioners do patronize these businesses, but never tell them "thank you". The income from these ads not only pays for the printing of our weekly bulletin but helps to maintain our parish buildings and grounds.

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.


THANK YOU
ADVERTISERS FOR SPONSORING OUR WEEKLY BULLETIN!