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  • Mary, Mother of Divine Grace Parish The Catholic Community of Divine Infant Jesus Church and Divine Providence Church and School

  • For additional information regarding our parish, please see page 11 or visit our website: marymotherofdivinegrace.org

    Welcome to

    Mary, Mother of Divine Grace Parish

    The Catholic Community of Divine Infant Jesus Church and Divine Providence Church and School

    PARISH CHURCH LOCATIONS DIVINE PROVIDENCE

    Church: 2600 Mayfair Ave. Business Office: 2550 Mayfair Ave., Westchester, IL

    (708) 562-3364 FAX: (708) 562-3134 Hours: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM

    Mass Schedule: Weekdays: Mon. Tues. Wed.: 8:00 AM

    Anticipated Mass Saturday: 4:00 PM Sundays: 8:30 AM

    DIVINE INFANT JESUS Church: Newcastle & Canterbury Avenues Rectory Office: 1601 Newcastle Ave., Westchester, IL (708) 865-8071 FAX: (708) 865-8032 Hours: 8:30 AM-5:00 PM

    Mass Schedule: Weekdays: Thurs., Fri., Sat.: 8:00 AM Anticipated Mass Saturday: 5:00 PM Sundays: 10:00 AM

    Holy Days of Obligation: As announced in bulletin.

    PARISH STAFF

    MISSION STATEMENT - Who We Are The mission of the faith community of Mary, Mother of Divine Grace is to inspire spiritual growth by worshiping, teaching and living by example our love of Jesus, His Church and our neighbors.

    VISION STATEMENT - Who We Strive to Be The parish of Mary, Mother of Divine Grace will continually serve all people by being good stewards for future generations. We make Christ known by living and teaching our faith.

    OUR MISSION and OUR VISION

    Clergy and Consecrated Religious

    Pastor Reverend Marcin Szczypula

    Associates Reverend Thomas Winikates Reverend Daniel Costello

    Resident Reverend Gerald Joyce

    Deacons Deacon Richard Hudzik Deacon Jim Sponder Liturgy & Adult Faith Formation Director Deacon Jim Sponder 708-562-3364 - x12 [email protected] Religious Education Administrator Sr. Christine Nantaba, IHMR 708-865-8086-DI 708-562-2258-DP [email protected]

    Sacristan Sr. Susan Najjemba, IHMR

    Pastoral Staff Office 708-562-3364

    Operations Director Mr. John Maher [email protected] Bookkeeper/Secretary Mrs. Toni Podock [email protected] Bookkeeper Mrs. Char Boyd [email protected]

    Bulletin Editor/Secretary Ms. Karen Luciano [email protected]

    Marketing/Enrollment Director Mrs. Linda Hawkins [email protected]

    Director of Mrs. Janet Reif Music Ministry 708-531-9495

    Divine Providence 2500 Mayfair Ave. School 708- 562-2258

    Principal Mrs. Lynn LeTourneau [email protected]

    Secretary Mrs. Chrystal Farmar [email protected]

  • Volume 20 EASTER SUNDAY OF THE RESSURECTION OF THE LORD April 12, 2020

    Page 3

    My Dear Friends of Mary, Mother of Divine Grace, As a parish community we come together from our homes and spiritually unite in a prayer to celebrate Easter— the Resurrection of Jesus Christ!

    Special Blessing So many people across the globe, including myself, were so touched to see Pope Francis on March 27th give a special blessing to the entire world, which is called: “Urbi et Orbi.” It was very emotional to see the Pope praying in the rain with just a few people, and an empty St. Peter’s Square. The most important moment was the special blessing when Pope Francis, using a monstrance containing the Blessed Sacrament, in the name of Jesus Christ, blessed the entire world asking God for protection and the end of this global pandemic. The image itself was so powerful! No comments needed. Have you no faith? Pope Francis said these words of meditation before the special blessing:

    “Why are you afraid? Have you no faith”? Faith begins when we realize we are in need of salvation. We are not self-sufficient; by ourselves we flounder: we need the Lord, like ancient navigators needed the stars. Let us invite Jesus into the boats of our lives. Let us hand over our fears to him so that he can conquer them. Like the disciples, we will experience that with him on board there will be no shipwreck. Because this is God’s strength: turning to the good everything that happens to us, even the bad things. He brings serenity into our storms, because with God life never dies.

    The Lord asks us and, in the midst of our tempest, invites us to reawaken and put into practice that solidarity and hope capable of giving strength, support and meaning to these hours when everything seems to be floundering. The Lord awakens so as to reawaken and revive our Easter faith. We have an anchor: by his cross we have been saved. We have a rudder: by his cross we have been redeemed. We have a hope: by his cross we have been healed and embraced so that nothing and no one can separate us from his redeeming love. In the midst of isolation when we are suffering from a lack of tenderness and chances to meet up, and we experience the loss of so many things, let us once again listen to the proclamation that saves us: he is risen and is living by our side...” EASTER 2020 On April 12, 2020, Easter will be different from other Easter celebrations in the past, but the same Jesus Christ, who lived over 2000 years ago on earth, is asking each one of us to rediscover the true meaning of life on earth and promised hope of resurrection in heaven. If you take your time, think and pray about it, you will discover a very powerful message! At the end, it will be a deep and intimate conversation between you and Jesus! Moreover, the same Jesus is asking us to keep and share the faith! We are truly encouraged to support one other, especially those who are less fortunate and sick or even dying, during these difficult times. Despite many challenges or even doubts, let us trust in Jesus who won with suffering, death and after three days resurrected, as He promised! Let us also invoke in the name of Mary, Mother of Divine Grace, our mom, whom we share in common, asking for comfort, strength and hope. Have a Blessed Easter and stay united with one another in spirit, thoughts and prayers. With the gift of Easter Prayer, Fr. Marcin Szczypula, Pastor and our Priests, Deacons, Sisters and Pastoral Staff of Mary, Mother of Divine Grace Parish WE MISS YOU, but please continue your financial support and stay in touch with our Parish through our website, marymotherofdivinegrace.org, email blasts, Facebook and Bulletins.

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    Pat Ambrosia Vincent Antonio

    Ed Backer Ina Bax

    Anna Bell Bean Tony Belmonte

    Midge Berg Bill Beuck

    Laura Biagini Carm Cammarata Rose Campobasso

    Gilda Cappetta Michelle Carnagio

    Michael Carr Cindy Cerveny

    Jacqueline & Leonard Christopher

    Joseph E. Cistaro Kathy Colella

    Mary Jo Conway Margaret Cullen Donald Doucet Will Engwall

    Tom Fahey June Franson

    Bob Gibson Nick Goedert Marcy Goetz Eileen Gorski

    Nathaniel Gutierrez Adeline Hartman

    Amy Heinz Christopher Heitz Betty Hornbogen

    Betty Hyland Anthony Jandacek

    Carme Jandacek Lorraine Jaworek

    Janet Joy Carole Jurevich

    Joe Kasey Lois Kedzior

    Mary Ann Kelly Mary Kmet

    Barbara Kolar Jason Kuntz

    Ignatius Lagen Gordon Macpherson

    Art Malina Brother Alfred Marshall

    Thomas Martirano Sam Martyn

    Steve Mazzarella Gabriel Meier Peggy Melville Ida Moravecek Richard Mraz Stefan Mraz

    Jim Muha Mulfinger Family

    Mark Nelson Christine Neuzil Bernice Niemiec Patricia Olson

    Frank Pedota, Sr. Mark Puc

    Anna Ricobene, NP Ralph Romano

    Anna Mae Rooney Diana Roselli

    Evelyn Sadecki Gina Santucci

    Anthony Saviano Mary Scalera

    Michael Scherer Geraldine Schneider

    Donald Sloan Paul Sodayko

    Grayson Stanley Sarah Stanley Grace Thomas

    Vito Valerio Parker Van Gelder

    Bob Van Lanen Florence Voves

    Mary Walsh Dan Weber

    Steven Wiersema

    Mary, Mother of Divine Grace Parish Divine Infant Jesus & Divine Providence

    Divine Providence Mass Intentions

    Monday, 04/13 8:00am For the Parishioners †Rev. John C. Rosemeyer Tuesday, 04/14 8:00am For the health & safety of our community Wed., 04/15 8:00am †Jim Krudl †Michael Borst Weekend Masses Sat., 04/18 4:00pm †Joseph Kmet †Locascio & Gentile Families †Rita Zdun †Lonnie Lascola †Edwin Toloczko Family †Frank Napolitano Family Sun., 04/19 8:30am †For All the Souls in Purgatory †Margaret DiVito †Silvio DiVito

    Divine Infant Jesus Mass Intentions

    Thurs., 04/16 8:00am †Walter & Mary Wanick †Helen Eichinger †McHugh & Heveran Families Friday, 04/17 8:00am For all those who are ill from the Coronavirus Sat., 04/18 8:00am Otto Bezouska Family Weekend Masses Sat., 04/18 5:00pm People of the Parish †Al & Lucille Fogg †Jenny Caruso †Juanita Ramirez Sun., 04/19 10:00am †Jeanie Juvancic