All of Us – #209

All of Us – #209

Out On The Road — The best advice that someone gave me about traveling was: 1.) If you lose something on the first day of the trip, like your camera, hat or watch, don’t let it ruin the rest of your trip. Just move on and enjoy the adventures ahead. If something bad happens early on, let it go. Don’t let it tie you down, but be free of them. 2.) Always remember that you are “the visitor.” You are entering the land and homes of others who may have very different customs, cultures and traditions.

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All of Us – #208

All of Us – #208

Be A Child Again – I subscribe to Word Among Us, a Catholic magazine. Every month it publishes several simple articles to help believers deepen their faith and enhance their prayer and reflection. I wanted to share with you their scriptural reflection for the readings we hear proclaimed at Mass this Sunday.

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All of Us – #207

All of Us – #207

God Bless Our Dad’s – We are grateful for all the bags of food that were recently donated to our Parish Food Pantry in memory of our fathers. These donations will help to stock our shelves and carry us through the summer months. Thank you for your donations. May the loving memories of our fathers continue to enable us to be generous to the poor of our community.  Please hold in your prayer the following fathers.

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All of Us – #206

All of Us – #205

Be Not Afraid! – There are many Gospel episodes where Jesus tells his disciples not to be afraid. Today’s is certainly one of them. The disciples are instructed that they should not fear any human being or situation in which they find themselves. God alone is to be feared. 

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All of Us – #205

All of Us – #205

Long Hair David – After getting his driver’s license, David visited home during vacation and asked his dad for the family car. His dad agreed, but put forward three conditions - good grades in school, a neat room and a decent haircut. After several months, David came home again. He had followed the things that he had promised his dad, except getting his hair cut.

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All of Us – #204

All of Us – #204

Grow Your Faith This Summer – What are your plans for the summer? Do you have a couple of good novels that you plan to dive into? Have you targeted a new place on the map to spend some vacation time? Or, are you just going to hang around Chicago, and enjoy all that the city has to offer? Summer is a great time to take a breath and reorient our hearts and minds to the mission and message of Jesus Christ.

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All of Us – #203

All of Us – #203

Enjoy Your Birthday Gifts – It might seem weird, but actually the most appropriate song to sing at Mass this Sunday would be “Happy Birthday.” The feast of Pentecost is known as the “birthday” of the Church. We were born on this day. The Holy Spirit came and enlivened a group that had almost died. The risen Lord sent his living Spirit to be our life. 

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All of Us – #202

All of Us – #202

Word and Pictures — My bulletin column this week will be filled with lots of pictures from the multiple events that have recently taken place in our parish. It has truly been a busy month filled with a variety of celebrations.

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All of Us – #201

All of Us – #201

Congratulations "Father” Jin! – Nowadays, it is rare that you meet a young man who is preparing for the priesthood. That is why it has been a real blessing for our parish to accompany our seminarian Jinzhou Zhao these last several months, preparing him for his priestly ordination. Now, “Father” Jin, was ordained on Saturday, May 20th at the Divine Word Missionary Center in Techny, Illinois.

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All of Us – #200

All of Us – #200

“Dear Mom…” – There is an interesting old Jewish proverb. “God could not be everywhere; and therefore he made mothers.” Happy Mother’s Day to all the women who have been blessed with the vocation of motherhood. The beauty of today is watching how families humbly show their love and appreciation for their mothers who provide so much for them. Hopefully this is a prayerful and grace-filled day of recognition for many women. 

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