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bulletin-09-05-2021Sunday: 7:30 AM, 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM
Monday - Friday: 8:15 AM
ADORATION AND PRIVATE PRAYER Wednesday: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
PARISH OFFICE Monday, Wednesday & Friday 8:45 AM to 3:00 PM Tuesday & Thursday 8:45 AM to 6:00 PM Office Closed - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Monday through Friday
Address: 6707 West 175th Street Tinley Park, Illinois 60477 Phone: 708-532-2243 FAX: 708-532-2055 Website: www.stgeorge60477.org
PARISH SCHOOL 6700 West 176th St. Tinley Park, IL 60477 Phone: 708-532-2626 Fax: 708-532-2025 Website: stgeorgeschool.org
CHILDREN’S FAITH FORMATION 6670 West 176th St. Tinley Park, IL 60477 Phone: 708-532-8211 Fax: 708-582-3372
We, the faith-filled community of Saint George, nourished by God’s Word and His Sacraments
and renewed by the Holy Spirit accept the call to continue the Mission of Christ by living in, sharing and transforming our world.
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Pastor Reverend Paul G. Seaman frpaul@stgeorge60477.org
Pastor Emeritus Reverend Kenneth Fleck
Associate Pastor Reverend Tomasz (Tom) Puslecki frtom@stgeorge60477.org
Deacons Gregory Bartos gbartos@stgeorge60477.org
Children’s Faith Formation Angela Kvasnica Phone: 708-532-8211 Fax: 708-532-3372 akvasnica@stgeorge60477.org religioused@stgeorge60477.org
School Principal Charlotte Pratl Phone: 708-532-2626 Fax: 708-532-2025 cpratl@stgeorgeschool.org
A Word from the Pastor 
This weekend, we honor the hard work that has made America a great country. Work plays an important role in our lives. We often get our sense of value as a person because of the work we do. Sometimes we can even go overboard with that. Work supplies us with a reason to get out bed, a way to support ourselves and
our families, and be a contributing member of society. The Church has lent our voice in recognizing the dignity of work --- and the worker --- since the 1890s. The Church was ahead of the curve. At that time labor unions were looked at with suspicion. Many industry moguls did everything they could to prevent or break union activity, often ending in violence. Eventually, the formation of unions led to child labor laws, safety standards and better wages for workers.
It seems that many unions today are having something of an identity crisis. The suspicions of the past are still present… but it cannot be disputed that unions have helped build America. In recent years we’ve heard a call to “Buy American.” Buying American products helps support our neighbors and strengthens our economy. These are important. On the other hand, if we wish to support American workers, we have to be prepared to pay for it. In our desire to find a bargain, it might be worthwhile noticing where that bargain item is made. Be aware that some countries pay so poorly, it is close to slave labor. Often the workers are children, working in dangerous conditions.
Along with Buying American goods, we have an easy opportunity to help people in other countries earn a fair wage by buying Fair Trade items right here at Saint George. These items are certified as having been made by workers making a proper income for the work and product.
Labor Day reminds us of how blest we are to live in this country. Giving people greater opportunities and a fair shot is our goal. There is certainly work to be done, making sure people have the chance to earn a living wage, salary parity between men and women and racial groups, and keeping working conditions safe. These all help to raise up the dignity of workers, and at the same time, lifting the dignity of the whole country. Thank you to everyone who has worked with their hands, muscles and brains. Enjoy this Labor Day!
Please mark your calendar for two dates when we will be honoring our former pastor, Father Ken Fleck. On Sunday, October 10, we will begin with 11:30 AM, celebrated by the man himself, followed by a picnic and party right here at Saint George. Then on Sunday, November 14 we will have something a little more dressy with a dinner-dance at Gaelic Park. At that occasion, we will also thank our COVID re-opening team who worked so hard and selflessly for a whole year. More details to come.
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“Are You Bothered By A Loved One’s Drinking?”
Please join us at Al-Anon Family Groups - A fellowship of relatives and friends who share their experiences, strength and hope. It is a program of understanding. You have choices and Al-Anon can help. “ Al-Anon meets at Saint George on Mondays at 7:30 PM in O’Connell Hall.
Please join us on Sunday morning at 10:00 AM in Meeting Room 4 Room 4 for Bread and Word.
Bread and Word is open to all ages from middle school students to grandparents and beyond.
For more information, contact Fran at 708-828-1837 or fatpts@ameritech.net.
Hope you will give us a try!
Beginning this weekend, we will once again be broadcasting Mass via 101.7 FM in the parking lot at the 4:00 PM Mass on Saturday and the 9:30 AM Mass on Sunday. Please park on the east side of the parking lot by 175th Street.
Communion will be brought to your car.
It’s Time to Say Thank You
To Our Pastor Emeritus,
Father Ken Fleck For 17 Years of Faithful
Service to Saint George and 44+ Years of Service to the
Priesthood!
When: Sunday, October 10, 2021
The Festivities will Start with a Mass of Thanksgiving At 11:30 AM, with a Picnic Immediately Following
Where: Saint George Parish Grounds
Some chairs and tables will be available or you are welcome to bring your own. A Food Truck will be on site to purchase food or
you are welcome to bring your own food and drinks.
RSVP: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040A44AAA822A3F58-rsvp.
For those without internet access you may return the bottom of this announcement to Church. Please respond by October 1, 2021.

Family Name: ___________________________________________
Phone Number:____________ We will purchase food: __________
We will bring our own food: _______
Parking Lot Mass 
Bread and Word 
on Sunday, October 10.
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It is with great delight that Saint George announces the return of the Children’s Liturgy of the Word. We will start up on Sunday, October 3 at the 9:30 AM Mass. We extend a warm welcome to children ages four to ten. For the safety of everyone, we do request children and adults who wish to accompany them be masked at this time.
We are also looking for volunteers to supervise and those who might wish to teach as well.
Any questions or concerns can be directed to Dawn Bartos at 708-921-1528 or email:dawnbartos18@gmail.com
Are you, or someone you know, interested in the Catholic Faith?
RCIA Evening of Welcome is Thursday, September 16
at 7:30 PM in the Cahill Center
The evening offers an opportunity to explore the RCIA process and
determine if it is for you. Attendance does not imply
commitment. Come see how hundreds of
others have explored and found answers to their faith questions here at
Saint George.
708-614-0286 or email jtruesdale@stgeorge60477.gov
With the current uncertainties, disruptions, violence, and challenges here and around the
world, most people seem to agree that we need more prayers. What better way to make a connection with Jesus in prayer than to make a weekly appointment with Jesus in our Holy Family Chapel.
Re-opening day will soon arrive, but we need your participation to help offer prayers 78 hours per week (from 11:00 AM to midnight Monday through Saturday) beginning on Tuesday, September 14.
Use this link to get more information and to register for an hour that works for you: http://stgeorge60477.org/eucharistic-adoration/
Choose "Click Here To Sign Up" below the monstrance image, press "Weekly Commitment," select the hour you prefer, and enter the requested contact information. Press "Signup" to complete your registration. You will receive a confirmation email that includes instructions on how to electronically request a substitute when you might need one. If you do not have electronic access, please call Bill Beckman at 708-429-2762 to register your hour.
If making a regular hour is difficult because your schedule changes, please consider becoming a substitute adorer by pressing “Become a Sub” (under “Weekly Commitment”). You will receive notification by text or email when a substitute is needed so you can decide if that hour works for you that one day and time. Regular adorers can also register as potential substitutes to help make certain chapel hours are covered.
Starting September 7, Eucharistic Adoration in Church has moved from Wednesday to Tuesday from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Eucharistic Adoration  Rite of Christian Initiation 
Children’s Liturgy of the Word 
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The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets every Thursday from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM in Room 1 and 2. Everyone is welcome.
If anyone is in need of a Prayer Shawl, please contact: Judy Graves at 708-822-4470, Pina Quatrini at 708-532-5731 or Marybeth Kelly at 708-429-5740.
If your family or someone close to you is in need, please contact us at 708-532-2243 x515.
A representative will return your call as soon as possible to arrange a confidential conv, ersation. Confidentiality and compassion are the cornerstones of our ministry.
JOIN US FOR BREAKFAST! - Saturday, September 18
Are you looking to deepen your relationship with God? Be a better husband? Become a more loving father? Build friendships with other like-minded men? Then plan on joining us for breakfast at 6:30 AM on September 18.
That Man Is You! (TMIY) will meet weekly in O'Connell Hall at Saint George School. Coffee, fresh pastries, bagels, muffins, fruit and other hot breakfast items are available beginning at 6:30 AM,
along with smiling faces and good conversation. Our weekly video presentations start at 7:00 AM, followed by lively small-group discussions until we adjourn promptly at 8:00 AM.
Program brochures with full details about this year’s topics and objectives are now available at all church entrances. For those of you who have been with us in the past, you may recognize that we are returning to the initial “formative years” of TMIY that we originally started back in 2015. Although many of the session titles remain the same, be assured that all the video content has been updated and re-recorded.
There is no "course fee" for TMIY, but there is an optional program book available for $10. We only ask that those attending make a free-will donation towards defraying the cost of the breakfast items provided.
No dues, no long-term commitments, no evening committee meetings, and no requirement to be there every week. Just come whenever you can!
Here's a chance to make some new friends, or maybe grab a brochure for a friend and bring them with you! All adult men, 18 and older, are invited and encouraged to attend. We look forward to seeing you there!
To learn more about this program, please contact Gary Hendzell at (708) 614-1734 or ghendzell@msn.com.
I hope everyone enjoyed their summer. The Marian Fellowship group of men and women has been a great spiritual resource and inspirational blessing to all of our members. We share our spiritual gifts with each other as a community of believers. The discussions are lively and faith filled. It will be the most rewarding hour of your day.
I am looking forward to continuing our journey together in September. We will be reading the book, 33 Days to Greater Glory - Total Consecration to the Father through Jesus based on the Gospel of John by Michael E. Gaitely, MIC. We will meet through zoom for five Thursdays starting September 9, 2021.
Deacon Jerry Souta will be the Facilitator (jsouta@ stgeorge60477) or (jsoutajr@att.net). Mary Spengler will be the zoom host (maryspengler@yahoo.com).
We invite all men and women to join us. We will learn more about Jesus and His teachings through the Gospel of John. Join us and grow in faith. Please e-mail Mary or Jerry.
Susan Sandusky
Marian Fellowship 
Prayer Shawl Ministry 
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In religion class, fourth graders worked very intently on Acts of Kindness posters and posters to inform others about the Old Testament.
Fourth graders created a Hoop Glider as a STEM activity. They were given a small hoop, a large hoop, and a straw, and were challenged to create a hoop glider that can glide through the air. They experimented with changing the length of the straw, the position of the hoops, and the
direction in which they threw the gilder. We then had a team competition to see which group's gilder threw the farthest. We had FUN!
Call: 708-532-2626
Email: CPRATL@STGEORGESCHOOL.ORG
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Our fifth graders are ready to start a brand new school year!
Two thumbs up from Father Paul for a successful and fun school year!
From tiny acorns grow great
oaks… A big welcome to all
our preschoolers!
Saint George Class of 2022. Their last “first day” picture. Saint George Dragons Forever!
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Saint George School Bingo is Back in Action on Fridays
Doors Open at 5:00 PM
Special Games Begin at 5:30 PM i.e. Pull Tabs, Queen of Hearts, Etc.
Bingo Games Begin at 7:00 PM
Saint George School, 6700 W. 176th Street, Tinley Park, Illinois
Weekly Physical Card Orders
Thursdays: 9 AM - 12 PM and 3 PM - 6 PM
Fridays: 9 AM - 12 PM
For alternate pickup arrangements, please call the Parish Office:
(708) 532-2243
You can also ORDER ONLINE at www.shopwithscrip.com
~or~ FROM YOUR PHONE via the
RaiseRight mobile app!
Enjoy yourself and support our cause at a special fundraising event for:
Organization: Saint George School
Date: Friday, September 10, 2021 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Blaze Pizza - Tinley Park 15903 S. Harlem Ave. Tinley Park Code 1141A for on line orders
Bring in this flyer or show it on your phone before paying: Blaze Pizza will donate 20% of proceeds from your meal back to our organization.
Blaze Pizza Back To School Celebration 
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Daniel Lauzon & Sherry Agate
Creation Care Corner Celebrate the Season of Creation - Part 2
The Season of Creation is a month-long prayerful observance that calls upon Catholics to pray and care for God's Creation. It starts September 1 and ends October 4th. It's a time of reflection on our relationship with the environment, how we live, and how our lifestyles impact the natural world, humans and other creatures inhabiting it. This is a time of restoration and of hope, but also a time for action. It’s a time we can take to educate ourselves on new ways of living with Creation that better care for both people and the planet. It’s a time to craft plans and implement those changes.
What changes will you make as an individual to contribute to a more just and sustainable future? Have you considered joining your parish Creation Care Team, or starting one? The Catholic Climate Covenant has great resources to get one started. Consider reading the encyclical Laudato Si’, a great source of inspiration and motivation.
As Pope Francis said, "this is the season for letting our prayer be inspired anew,” a season “to reflect on our lifestyles,” and a season “for undertaking prophetic actions . . . calling for courageous decisions . . . directing the planet towards life, not death."
“We can all together say a prayer for migrants and refugees who live in the most
serious and difficult situations.” Pope Francis
SPRED THE LOVE
This is a picture of our group at AGAPE. It is the third part of our faith sharing… when at the end of our evening we enjoy refreshments together and talk. It is a time when we can all grow closer. If you seek to be God’s messenger, please consider helping spread God’s word to these men and women who are looking to hear it. It will be one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have. For information, call Barbararose at 708-557-0501 or Liz at 708-373-6517.
NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR ABORTED CHILDREN
You are invited to the gravesite of aborted babies at Saint Mary Cemetery (87th Street and Hamlin Avenue, Evergreen Park, IL 60805), or another Chicago area site, on the annual Day of Remembrance on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Get details at: nationaldayofremembrance.org/sites/ Please plan to bring a chair.
WOMEN’S CENTER WALK FOR LIFE
Support the Women’s Center on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Caldwell Woods (Devon and Milwaukee Avenues) in Chicago for their annual Walk for Life! Family-friendly activities include a 5K Walk/ Fun Run/Bike on great trails, and a Wiffle Ball Tournament. There will be T-shirts, snacks, picnic lunch, trophies, and prizes! Collect pledges in support of the mission of The Women's Center! Click on “Register or Sponsor” on the first page at www.gotwc.org to register or to donate.
Respect Life 
Pope Francis Tweet
As Christians the situation in Afghanistan obligates us. In historic moments like this, we cannot remain indifferent. For this reason, I
address an appeal to everyone to intensify your prayer and practice fasting, asking the Lord for mercy and forgiveness.
July 28, 2021
Rev. Paul Seaman St. George Catholic Parish 6707 W. 175th St. Tinley Park, IL 60477
Dear Father Seaman,
We would like to express our gratitude to you, the families and staff, of St. George for participating in the 2021 Baby Bottle Project for The Women’s Center. The total collected in this year’s campaign came to a total of $2,145. This is a fantastic effort and we are truly grateful for everyone’s generous support.
The Baby Bottle Project is our primary fundraiser and enables us to continue our efforts of saving moms and their babies from the tragedy of abortion. We are able to provide women with counseling, material goods assistance, pregnancy testing, ultrasounds and more. All of our services are free of charge!
To date, The Women’s Center has saved over 41,000 babies and this has been made possible because we have been blessed with the support of so many wonderful souls like you and everyone involved from your parish. Thanks to you, we will continue in our efforts to promote a culture of life. Hopefully, with your prayers and assistance, we will see an end to abortion in our lifetime!
God bless you.
Care For Our Common Home
Join SouthWest InterFaith Team volunteers at the Cook County Forest Preserves
Spend a morning with people of other faiths to restore and preserve habitats by removing invasive species such as honeysuckle and buckthorn. Gloves, tools, training, and light
refreshments provided.
McClaughry Spring Woods W. 119th St. and S. Kean Rd.
Palos Hills, IL
For Information: Angie Brady (708-341-3644)
Kids under 8 years old MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Do you need service hours for school? Sign up!
Swift is a Non-Profit Organization made up of synagogues, churches, and mosques located in the South and South-West
suburbs of chicago. www.swiftinterfaith.com
Saint George Parish is looking to fill a couple of cleaning positions.
We are looking for someone to work Monday through Friday in the evenings averaging 20 hours per week in the Cahill Center.
We are also looking for someone to clean Saint George Church on Mondays and Fridays averaging 8 hours per week. Hours are flexible for this position.
If you are interested or have any questions, please call Darlene at 708.532.2243, Ext. 507.
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First of all, “Thank You” to all who have been mailing in your Sunday offering envelopes and donations or using Give Central (electronic giving). Your support is deeply appreciated and needed. If
you drop off envelopes at the parish office, please use the mail slot in the wall marked, “Key Deposit” which will bring them safely into the parish office.
Give Central…