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181 W. Dundee Road ~ Wheeling, IL 60090 ~ 847-537-2740 ~ Fax: 847-537-7914 ~ www.stjosephworker.com
St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church
Rev. Jerzy (George) Gawlik, SVD (Society of the Divine Word-Techny, IL) ~ Pastor Rev. Krzysztof Pipa, SVD ~ Associate Pastor
Rev. Francis Xavier Rayappan, SVD ~ Associate Pastor
Mass Schedule: English: Weekdays - 8:30 a.m. (M-Sat.) Saturday - 5:00 p.m. (Vigil) Sunday - 7:00, 8:00 & 9:30 a.m. Polish: Saturday - 6:30 p.m. (Vigil) Sunday - 11:00 a.m., 5:15 p.m. Spanish: Thursday - 7:00 p.m. Sunday - 12:30 p.m.
Holy Day of Obligation: English: 7:00 p.m. (Vigil), 7:00 a.m., 8:30 a.m., & 12:00 p.m. Spanish: 6:30 p.m. Polish: 8:00 p.m.
Civic Holidays English: 9:00 a.m. Mass
First Fridays: English: 8:30 a.m. Mass Polish: 7:00 p.m. Reconciliation; 8:00 p.m. Mass
Reconciliation English/Spanish: Saturday: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 noon Polish: 30 minutes before Mass on the weekend Spanish: Thursday: 6:30 p.m. Friday: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Holy Hour: Polish: Tuesday 7:00 p.m. Spanish: Friday 7:00 p.m.
Adoration Chapel (Blessed Sacrament Exposed): Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. Saturday - Sunday: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Office Hours E-mail: email@example.com Mon/Tues/Thurs/Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 p.m. Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 p.m. Sunday CLOSED
Religious Education English: 847-537-4182; Monday & Wednesday: 29 pm; Friday 93 pm Spanish: 847-537-4181; firstname.lastname@example.org
Polish School 847-912-4193
May 7, 2017 The Fourth Sunday of Easter
TODAYS READINGS First Reading All peoples called by God will re-ceive the gift of the Spirit if they repent and are bap-tized (Acts 2:14a, 36-41). Psalm The Lord is my shepherd; there is nothing I shall want (Psalm 23). Second Reading Once we were like straying sheep; but now we have been returned to the shep-herd, our guardian (1 Peter 2:20b-25). Gospel The shepherd leads the sheep out into pas-tures of abundant life (John 10:1-10). The English translation of the Psalm Responses from Lectionary for Mass 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.
This Week at St. Joes
Mass Intentions Saturday, May 6 First Saturday 8:30 EwaCare of the loving God (by Janina) 5:00 In loving memory of Rose Rodriguez (by the
Rodriguez & Montemayor Families) 6:30 Death anniversary of Zofia Wozniszka (by
Krystyna) Sunday, May 7 Fourth Sunday of Easter 7:00 In loving memory of Juan and Guadalupe Ortiz
(by the Family) 8:00 For the soul of Roberto Gomez 9:30 Romeo Pacursa ZencorDeath anniversary (by
the Family) 11:00 (Polish) Special intentions 12:30 (Spanish) Special intentions 5:15 Aleksander WilkAnniversary passing Monday, May 8 8:30 EwaCare of the Loving God For the soul of J.P. Studley (by Bonnie Kottke) Gods blessing and the gifts of the Holy Spirit for Paul
on his Birthday Tuesday, May 9 8:30 EwaCare of the loving God (by Janina) In memory of Paul Ro Wednesday, May 10 St. Damien de Veuster 8:30 Francisca CanalesMemorial Death Anniversary
(by Marcela & Manny) Thursday, May 11 8:30 EwaCare of the loving God (by Janina) Friday, May 12 Sts Nereus and Achilleus; St. Pancras 8:30 EwaCare of the loving God (by Janina)Saturday, May 13 Our Lady of Fatima 8:30 In loving memory of Rufino and Victoria Abio
Mabanta (by the Pacursa Family) For the soul of Ruben Juarez (by Minerva Solano) 5:00 Rose Mary Carnihan 6:30 (Polish) Special intentions Sunday, May 14 Fifth Sunday of Easter 7:00 Madonna Clark (by Maureen Clark) 8:00 For our president and the officers of our
government for their guidance, protection and security 9:30 Pray for the souls of Maria Nguyen and Peter
Tran (by the Family) 11:00 Leszka Bryndy7th Death anniversary 12:30 (Spanish) Special intentions 5:15 (Polish) Special intentions
Calendar of Events Sunday, May 7 Knights of Columbus Donut Sale 12:00 am - Adoracion Nocturna del MesChurch/
Hall 7:00 am - Donut Sale Set upHall 8:00 am - (Spanish) 1st Com m union Retreat
School/Hallways 10:30 am - (Spanish) Religious Ed ClassSchool 2:00 pm - (Spanish) 1st Com m union retreat
MassChurch 4:00 pm - (Polish) Baptism sChurch 7:30 pm - AA GroupHall/Kitchen
Monday, May 8 5:30 pm - (Polish) Mass for 1st Com m unicants
Church 6:00 pm - (English) Reconciliation for First Com -
municants/ConfirmandsChurch 7:00 pm - Disciples of Em aus (W om en) - House 8:00 pm - (Hispanic) Cross SchoolRm 5
Tuesday, May 9 5:00 pm - (Polish) DanceRm 9 5:30 pm - (English) Confirm ation Rehearsal
Church 5:30 pm - Mensajeros de la Paz Youth ChoirRm 2 6:00 pm - (Polish) Music PracticeRm 7 6:00 pm - (Spanish) Youth MinistryRm 8 6:00 pm - Alegria Mexicana DanceRm 11 6:00 pm - Angeles de Dios ChoirRm 6 7:00 pm - (English) ChoirRm 10 7:00 pm - (Polish) Holy HourChurch 7:00 pm - Disciples of Em m aus (Men)Rm 12 7:00 pm - (Polish) Teacher MeetingRm 5 7:30 pm - Crochet GroupRm 2
Wednesday, May 10 7:00 pm - Disciples of Em aus (W om en) - Rm 12
Thursday, May 11 5:00 pm - (English) First Com m union Rehearsal
Church 5:00 pm - (Polish) SchoolRm 4 & 6 5:30 pm - Mensajeros de la Paz Youth ChoirRm 3 6:00 pm - Alegria Mexicana DanceRm 11 7:00 pm - (Polish) ChoirRm 10 7:00 pm - (Spanish) Mass/Liturgy of the W ord
Church 8:00 pm - GuadalupanoRm 5 & 7 8:00 pm - Divine MercyRm 9 & 12
Friday, May 12 4:45 pm - (Polish) SchoolSchool/Hall 6:00 pm - (Spanish) Holy HourChurch 7:00 pm - (English) Church DecoratingChurch
Saturday, May 13 8:00 am - (Polish) SchoolClassrooms only 9:00 am - Disciples of Em aus (W om en)Social Hall 10:30 am - (English) First Holy Com m union
Church/Hall 10:30 am - (Spanish) Youth MinistryHouse 1:30 pm - (Spanish) Baptism sChurch 6:00 pm - Grupo de la Tercer EdadRm 5 7:00 pm - Pre-Marriage ClassRm 9
Sunday, May 14 Mothers Day 7:30 pm - AA GroupHall/Kitchen
Behold, I am the hand-maid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word! (Luke 1:38)
T his is Good Shepherd Sunday. Today, the Church calls us to reflect on the meaning of God's call and to pray for vocations, reminding us that the entire Christian community shares the responsibility for fostering vocations. Both the Old and New Testaments use the image of a shepherd and his flock to describe the unique relation of Israel to God and the Christians to Christ. The first reading is taken from St. Peters first sermon on Pentecost. Here, he exhorts his listeners who were Jewish people gathered for the harvest feast, to know beyond any doubt that the one they allowed to be crucified is the true shepherd, the Lord and Messiah. Peter then proclaims that the proper response to the good news about Jesus is to repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ thus becoming members of the Good Shepherds flock. Through the Sacrament of Baptism, they would receive the forgiveness of sins. The responsorial psalm (Psalm 23) introduces Yahweh as the Good Shepherd of Israel and describes all of the things the Lord does for us, His sheep, providing for our needs. The second reading continues the "shepherd imagery. Peter encourages the suffering Christians to follow in their shepherds (suffering servant) footsteps and remember that they have been claimed by Him. Peter also explains how Jesus, the innocent sufferer, was a model of patience and trust in God, and that his suffering has enabled us to become more fully children of God. In todays Gospel: two brief parables about sheep reveal Jesus as our unique means to salvation ("sheep gate") and as a selfless, caring shepherd who provides protection and life itself. Besides guiding his flock to eternal life as a good shepherd, Jesus is himself the gateway to eternal life.
Message for life 1) Be good shepherds and good
leaders: Everyone who is entrusted with the care of others is a shepherd. Hence pastors, parents, teachers, doctors, nurses, government officials, etc. are all shepherds. We become good shepherds by loving those entrusted to us, praying for them, spending our time, talents and blessings for their welfare, and guarding them from physical and spiritual dangers. Parents must be especially careful of their duties by giving good example to their children. Above all, parents should pray for their children and infuse into them sound Christian moral principles.
2)Be good sheep in the fold of Jesus, the Good Shepherd: St. Joseph the Worker parish is our sheepfold, and our pastors are our shepherds. Jesus is the High Priest, the bishops are the successors of the apostles, the pastors are their helpers and the parishioners are the sheep. Hence, as the good sheep of the parish, parishioners are expected to a) Hear and follow the voice of their shepherds through their homilies, Bible classes, counseling and advice. b) Receive the spiritual food given by our pastors by regular participation in the Holy Mass, by frequenting the sacraments, by prayer services, renewal programs and missions. c) Cooperate with our pastors by giving them positive suggestions for the welfare of the parish, by encouraging them in their duties, by lovingly correcting them with constructive criticism when they are found failing in their duties and by praying for them. On this World Day of Prayer for Religious Vocations, begin to pray for your priests instead of criticizing them. d) Actively participate in the activities of various councils, ministries and
We Are All Called to be Shepherds
parish associations. 3)Pray for good pastors and