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Inside this Issue: Schedules/ Grief Support………………….2 Immigrations & Refugees/ St.Vincent DP…3 RE Registration/ Family Activities/ Our Father Presentation….………...………….4 Letter from Cardinal Cupich…………........5 Garden of Life Bricks Ordering…………...6 Mass Intentions & Readings...…………..….7 Fr. Mike’s Farewell/ Sick/ 50 yrs Celebra- tions/ Need for drivers………………..…..8 Rummage Sale is Finally Here………...…...9 Marriage Encounter/Free Breakfasts...…..10 Saint Cecilia Parish “St. Cecilia Parish family, open to the Holy Spirit, welcomes all to grow in our faith community by service to others through Jesus Christ.” St. Cecilia Church 700 S. Meier Road Mt. Prospect, IL 60056 Phone: 847-437-6208 FAX 847-437-2520 www.stceciliamtprospect.com Parish Office Hours Monday-Thursday…..9:00 AM -- 4:30 PM Friday……………… 9:00 AM--12:30 PM Saturday and Sunday………..Closed Weekday Mass Monday-Saturday 8:00am Weekend Masses Saturday Evening 4:30 pm Hispanic Liturgy 6:30 pm Sunday 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 am Hispanic Liturgy 12:00 Noon
  • Inside this Issue:

    Schedules/ Grief Support.2

    Immigrations & Refugees/ St.Vincent DP3

    RE Registration/ Family Activities/ Our

    Father Presentation.....4

    Letter from Cardinal Cupich........5

    Garden of Life Bricks Ordering...6

    Mass Intentions & Readings......7

    Fr. Mikes Farewell/ Sick/ 50 yrs Celebra-

    tions/ Need for drivers....8

    Rummage Sale is Finally Here......9

    Marriage Encounter/Free Breakfasts.....10

    Saint Cecilia Parish St. Cecilia Parish family, open to the Holy Spirit, welcomes all to grow

    in our faith community by service to others through Jesus Christ.

    St. Cecilia Church 700 S. Meier Road

    Mt. Prospect, IL 60056 Phone: 847-437-6208 FAX 847-437-2520


    Parish Office Hours Monday-Thursday..9:00 AM -- 4:30 PM Friday 9:00 AM--12:30 PM Saturday and Sunday..Closed

    Weekday Mass Monday-Saturday 8:00am

    Weekend Masses Saturday Evening 4:30 pm Hispanic Liturgy 6:30 pm Sunday 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 am

    Hispanic Liturgy 12:00 Noon

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    Liturgical Ministry Schedule for June 23 and June 24

    Sat. 4:30 Sun. 7:30 Sun. 9:00 Sun. 10:30 Celebrant

    Fr. Mike Olivero

    Fr. Mike Olivero

    Fr. Damasus Okoro

    Fr. Damasus Okoro

    Ministers R. Rosado J. Szafraniec* S. Loebbaka* J. Rhein J. Nolan C. Strobel P. St. Leger S. Wilken

    C. DeLuca J. Guarino D. Benitez S. Coleman M. Welch J.A. Hallihan M. Welch J. Coleman L. Both M.L. Giska N. Reichel M. Spence C. Heinlein J. Fredericks M. Spence M. Sparrow

    Lectors B. Starr M. Mack C. Stroh T. Wilken

    P. Hackett M. Mack M. Benitez L. Stec

    Servers N. Reichel+ E. Mack A. Parra+ C. Klinger+ C. James M. Potoniec+ N. Parra P. Daniluk R. Cook V. Potoniec N. Benitez L. Quadros


    Monday, June 18, 2018

    7:00 pm Rosary CH Noon to 7pm Rummage Sale Drop Off PC

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018

    Thursday, June 21, 2018

    Friday, June 22, 2018

    Saturday, June 23, 2018

    Sunday, June 24, 2018

    No Parish Meetings Noon to 7pm Rummage Sale Drop Off PC

    No Parish Meetings Noon to 7pm Rummage Sale Drop Off PC

    6pm to 8pm Rummage Sale--Pre-Sale PC

    No Parish Meetings

    BR Bernardin Room CH Church MH Mtg House PC Parish Center R Rectory TR Teen Room GS Gathering Space CR Choir Room

    No Parish Meetings Noon to 7pm Rummage Sale Drop Off PC

    9 am to 4 pm Rummage Sale PC 10:15 am Prayer Shawl Ministry MH

    June 10, 2018-- $8,323

    June 11 , 2017-- $9,096

    To Be Joyful Again Retreat for Widowed Men & Women

    June 23 & 24--St. Julies in Tinley Park

    July 21 & 22 --Holy Family in Palatine

    August 11 & 12--Mary Queen in Elmhurst

    Phone: Joyful again Widowed Ministry 1-708-354-7211 Email: [email protected]

    Website: www.joyfulagain.org

    IMPORTANT: Register early, space is limited.

    TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION The reign of God comes about because people commit to reversing their lives completely, to embracing new vision, new values. Many popular television shows exploit an unattractive side of human nature by pitting contestants against one another, even to the point of performing dangerous stunts or devious schemes, to gain money or favor. At the liturgy, we counter that impulse by committing ourselves to live generously. In response to Christs total gift, we offer bread and wine as the emblems of our lives, our hopes, our joys and sorrows. The bread and wine carried to the altar contain our lives, and by offering our lives to God, we prepare to receive the gift of Gods own life. We are to become what we receive: the body of Christ.

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    Dear Lord, Hold our troops in your loving hands. Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they perform for us in our time of need.

    Remember Those Far From Home LCpl. Elijah Burgins Po3. John Castro

    Pvt. Peter Eck Pvt. Zachary Flick Lt. Eric Infante

    Sgt. Scott Majewski Kevin Moon Mullins

    Afc. Jeremy McNeel Pfc. Joseph Pusateri Theodore Soupart

    Let us remember and pray for those who are always in our hearts. If you have loved ones who are currently serving in the Armed Forces, please call the rectory at 847-437-6208 and we will add their names to our bulletin list. When your loved one has returned home, please let us know so we can remove their name from the list. Thank you.

    End Domestic Violence NOW! Domestic Violence Hotline

    1-800-799-SAFE Domestic Violence incidents rise during difficult financial times. If you see a family in trouble, please call the hotline.

    MY BROTHERS KEEPER MINISTRY Seniors, do you need a ride to the doctor or grocery store? Please give us at least 3 days notice. This is a free service to all our senior pa-rishioners. We are not able to drive for surgery or if anesthesia is involved. Call Linda at 847-439-5372. Need for drivers If you have an hour or two to spare once a month and would like to drive seniors to the doctor or grocery store, contact Linda at 847-439-5372

    St.Vincent de Paul is an emergency source for food and short-term financial help for parishioners and those living within the parish boundaries. Please call 847-437-6208. Requests will be handled with care and confidentiality.

    In the Gospel, Jesus says: This is how it is with the reign of God. A man scatters seed on the ground. He goes to bed and gets up day after day. Through it all the seed sprouts and grows without his knowing how it happens.

    Through your almsgiving you are sowing seeds that grow far greater than you know. Your gift to St. Vincent de Paul brings Christs love and

    compassion to the poor.

    A WAY TO ADVOCATE FOR IMMIGRANTS Every threat to the family is a threat to society itself. The future of humanity, as Saint John Paul II often said, passes through the family (cf.Familiaris Consortio, 85). So protect your families! See in them your countrys greatest treasure and nourish them always by prayer and the grace of the sacraments. -Pope Francis

    Migrant families who are escaping various forms of violence and persecution in their homeland are being routinely separated at the boarder. Since October 2017, over 700 children have been separated from their parents, including over 100 children under the age of four. On May 4, 2018, DHS stated that it wll refer all individuals who cross the border without authorization for criminal prosecution, including adult members of family units. If implemented, this pol-icy will undoubtedly lead to a drastic increase in incidences of family separation.

    ACTION: Ask Congress to protect immigrant families seeking safety and shelter from violence. Visit www.justiceforimmigrants.org/take-action/action-alerts/for ways to contact your officials.

    For additional ways to advocate for immigrants and refugees visit: www.CatholicsAndImmigrants.org

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    Office Number: 847-437-6208 Extension 129

    Have you registered for Religious Education yet?

    Register as soon as possible to help us prepare for next year. Call (847)437-6208 and ask for

    Carol at extension 129

    June Activities for Catholic Families

    Here are some activities taken from RealLifeAtHome.com

    Have prayer time near a fountain or body of water and talk about the gift God has given us in the Sac-rament of Baptism (the feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist is June 24th).

    Have a snack with honey (such as bread and honey) and talk about honey being part of St. John the Baptist's diet. If possible, use locally produced honey available at many Farmers' Markets.

    Share a story about Jesus with others, just like Sts. Peter and Paul did. Their feast day is June 29.

    Lord, Teach Us to Pray: Exploring the Lord's Prayer All adults and high school teens are invited to this presentation on the Lord's Prayer.

    Participants will investigate the seven petitions found in the Lord's Prayer,

    allowing for a more in-depth understanding of what we are praying and why.

    Please join us on

    Tuesday, July 10 at 6:45 p.m.

    in the Parish Center.

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    TODAYS READINGS First Reading -(Ezekiel 17:22-24)I have lifted high the lowly tree.

    Psalm (Psalm 92) Lord, it is good to give thanks to you.

    Second Reading (2 Corinthians 5:6-10) Whether we are at home or away, we aspire to please the Lord. Gospel (Mark 4:26-34) It is the smallest of all seeds, and becomes the largest of plants.

    READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: 1 Kgs 21:1-16; Ps 5:2-3ab, 4b-7; Mt 5:38-42 Tuesday: 1 Kgs 21:17-29; Ps 51:3-6ab, 11, 16; Mt 5:43-48 Wednesday: 2 Kgs 2:1, 6-14; Ps 31:20, 21, 24; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18 Thursday: Sir 48:1-14; Ps 97:1-7; Mt 6:7-15 Friday: 2 Kgs 11:1-4, 9-18, 20; Ps 132:11-14, 17-18; Mt 6:19-23 Saturday: 2 Chr 24:17-25; Ps 89:4-5, 29-34; Mt 6:24-34 Sunday: Vigil: Jer 1:4-10; Ps 71:1-6ab, 15ab, 17; 1 Pt 1:8-12; Lk 1:5-17 Day: Is 49:1-6; Ps 139:1-3, 13-15; Acts 13:22-26; Lk 1:57-66, 80 Day: Is 49:1-6; Ps 139:1-3, 13-15; Acts 13:22-26; Lk 1:57-66, 80 Acts 13:22-26; Lk 1:57-66, 80 Day: Is 49:1-6; Ps 139:1-3, 13-15; Acts 13:22-26; Lk 1:57-66, 80

    Saturday June 16, 2018 8:00 AM Fr. Raymond Pavis 4:30 PM People of St. Cecilia Happy Fathers Day 6:30 PM Spanish Liturgy Sunday June 17, 2018 7:30 AM 9:00 AM 10:30 AM 12:00 PM Spanish Liturgy Monday June 18, 2018 8:00 AM Nicholas Lascio George Kellerman Tuesday June 19, 2018 8:00 AM Saturnina Soriano Paul Hinderer Jamila Adi (Special Intention) Wednesday June 20, 2018 8:00 AM Purgatorial Society Irvin & Bernice Richard Harry Eschel Thursday June 21, 2018 8:00 AM Joe Korbisch Julius Walkowicz Gil Meschler Friday June 22, 2018 8:00 AM Fr. James Prendergast Katilyn R. Cabuso (B-day Blessing) Keira Alvarez (Health & B-day Blessing) Dorothy Garby Saturday June 23, 2018 8:00 AM Fr. Raymond Pavis Eugene Bradtke 4:30 PM Rose Mary Anichini Micki Collins Edmund Jendro David Brink Pat Hackett (Health) 6:30 PM Spanish Liturgy Sunday June 24, 2018 7:30 AM Raymond Micek Florence Murphy Matthew Silchuck Maria Perez Garcia Dec. Mem. of Steinemann & Anetsberger Family 9:00 AM Gordon Hoijer Agapito C. Anzaldua Dina Sarti (Health & B-Day Blessing) Anna Rago Margaret Salen 10:30 AM Dec. Mem. of St. Cecilia Womens Club Giovanni & Filomena Soporito Elsa Quinto Maria K. Brzuskiewicz Wanda Maurer


    Daily Mass in June

    On June 19, June 20, and June 21, the priests of the Archdiocese will convene for a priests' convocation, which is a retreat experience. Priests will gather to build community to-gether and all are hoping to grow in their own discipleship and inspire each other to greater witness for the Lord. We pray for the success of this convocation!

    Because most priests will be attending the convocation in June, the Cardinal has asked that there be NO WEEKDAY MASSES ON JUNE 19, JUNE 20, OR JUNE 21. St. Cecilia will offer Word and Communion services on those dates lead by lay women. The Word and Communion services will be held at the usual Mass time, 8 a.m. The Rosary will be prayed afterward, as it would be during the week after Daily Mass. The Daily Mass schedule will be the same on June 18 and June 22, as it will be the rest of the month. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Lisa Mersereau at the parish office 847-437-6208.

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    Gayle Bernardi Mary Shumilo

    Donald Yara Gary Foster

    Evelyn McKeown Duke Dynek

    Catherine Damato Nick Rano

    Prayer For Fr. Mike Gracious and loving God, We lift our voices with gratitude and praise. We thank you and praise you for the prompting of the Spirit to stir Fr. Mike's heart to consider your holy calling. We thank you for blessing him with the graces to carry out the work you called him to. Most especially, we thank you for the gift of his pastoral presence at our parish, and support of our ministries these past 13 years. As Fr. Mike now enters this new season of life, we pray your loving kindness may keep him from all harm and bless him with every good gift for a full and fruitful retire-ment.

    We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

    Need for drivers If you have an hour or two to spare once a month and would like to drive seniors to the doctor or grocery store, contact Linda at 847-439-5372 (See page 3 for My Brothers Keeper Ministry)

    Thank You Father Mike!

    For being true to the Word (2 Timothy 4:2)

    For reflecting Jesus (Matthew 5:16)

    And for being a Blessing (Genesis 12:2)

    Please join us as we Honor & Thank

    Father Michael Olivero

    For his many years of dedicated service

    Join us for his final Mass as Pastor of St. Cecilia Church

    SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2018

    4:30 PM

    A reception will follow in the Parish Center


    Spread the word.

    P A S T O


    Celebrated 50 Years of Marriage

    Madeline and Alan Seidl who celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary on May 20 at the 10:30 a.m. Mass.

    Congratulations to Couples Who

    Edward and Christine Bujnowski who celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary, at

    the 10:30 Mass on June 10.

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    St Cecilias Rummage Sale is

    FINALLY HERE Friday June 22 Pre-sale-6 to 8pm Admission $3.00

    Saturday, June 23 from 9 am to 4 pm (2 pm Bag Sale) Before you head outside to start planting, weeding, or

    cutting the lawn, take some time to clean-out your attic, basement, closets, drawers and garage and donate to St. Cecilias rummage sale.

    DONATIONS and HELP are needed!

    We need clothing, household items, purses, electronics, jewelry, dishes, ceramics, glassware, jewelry, books, tools,

    toys, small appliances, lamps, clocks, small furniture or anything unique.


    MONDAY, June 18 through THURSDAY, June 21

    From Noon until 7 pm only

    Items we Cannot Accept

    Big, heavy exercise equipment, computers, TVs, bowling balls, skis, large Christmas trees, golf carts, baby cribs or car seats.

    If you are in doubt, give Pat Kretch a call at 847-434-6133



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    WHO: ALL children ages 1 - 18 years old

    WHAT: Cereal - Milk- Fruit -Granola Bar

    WHERE: Rupley - 305 East Oakton, Elk Grove June 11-15, June 18-22, June 25-29 Community: 7:20 a.m. - 7:40 a.m. WHY: Because it is FREE!

    USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. Questions? Please call School Nutrition Services at 847-593-4341 or 847-593-4338.

    Text FoodIL to 877877 or call the National Hunger Hotline (800) 359-2163


    Seeking qualified teachers to join our team.

    Embers is a private, independent school, rooted in the Catholic faith, serving students in grades PK3

    to 5th and is located in Niles, Il.

    Embers Academy--setting a new standard in Catholic education!

    To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter via email to:

    Ms. Lisa Hanretty

    Head of School

    @Embers Academy.org

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    Parish Personnel Rev. Michael Olivero, Pastor, ext. 113 Rev. Damasus Okoro, Resident, ext. 117 Rev. Daniel Brady, Pastor Emeritus Rev. Jack Hurley, Coordinator of Hispanic Ministry, 847-253-8600, ext. 137 Lisa Mersereau, Pastoral Associate/DRE, ext. 120 Carol Klinger, Adm. Asst. PA/DRE, ext. 129 Mr. James J. Kelly, Director of Music, ext. 126 Mrs. Frances Ficker, Ministry of Care Coordinator, ext. 122 Mrs. Kathy McGourty, Youth Minister ext 123 Mr. Ted Kawa, Business Manager, ext. 115 Mrs. Pat Sordyl, Parish Secretary, ext. 110 Ms. Dina Sarti, Parish Office Staff ext. 110 Mrs. Audrey Taylor, Bulletin Editor, ext. 110

    Weekend Masses Saturday 4:30 PM Sunday 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 AM

    Weekday & Saturday Morning Masses See Page 7 of the bulletin. Spanish Liturgies Saturday 6:30 PM, Sunday 12:00 Noon Holy Day Masses 7:00 PM Anticipated; 9:00 AM (Any changes noted inside bulletin) Civic Holiday Masses 9:00 AM Parish Office Phone 847-437-6208 FAX 847-437-2520 Parish Website: www.stceciliamtprospect.com [email protected]

    Religious Education Office Phone 847-437-6208; Lisa Mersereau at extension 120 or Carol at extension 129 Music Office Phone 847-437-6152 Ministry of Care Office Phone 847-437-6208, ext. 122

    Youth Ministry Kathy McGourty, Director of Youth Ministry; 847-437-6208, ext. 123 or email: [email protected] Communion for the Homebound Ministers of Care are available to bring Communion to the home-bound. Please call the Parish Office to arrange. New Parishioners Welcome to our Parish! Catholics who wish to become members of St. Cecilia are asked to introduce themselves and register at the Parish Office during regular office hours, or ask an usher for a registration form.. If you will be moving, please let us know if we should change your address or remove you from our list of regis-tered parishioners. This will help us cut down on postage costs. R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) Instruction and formation for anyone wishing to inquire into the Catholic Faith can be made by contacting the Parish Office. Sacrament of Baptism Infant Baptism (0-6 years) is a special time in a familys life. The Church invites parents and godparents to prepare for this Sacrament with an Infant Baptism Class. These sessions are usu-ally held on the 2nd Saturday of the month in which the Baptism takes place. Baptisms are celebrated at 2 PM on the 4th Sunday of January, April, May, July, September, and November. For more information or to reserve your place for a Baptism date and preparation class, please call the Parish Office. Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturday at 4:00 PM or by appointment. Sacrament of Marriage The Pastoral Guidelines for Marriage Preparation are that a mini-mum of 8 months be set aside for personal preparation for mar-riage. Couples should refrain from setting a firm date until after they have met with the Pastoral Associate to discuss marriage plans. Bulletin Submissions Articles for the bulletin must be submitted in black and white or color on disk or emailed to [email protected] and must be received at the Parish Office by 4:00 PM 16 days prior to the bulletin issue date. For holiday submissions, please add 7 days to the lead time. Monitor Submissions To display an event on the Monitor in the Gathering Space, send an email with the event details to: [email protected] All submissions will be presented on the monitor the following Saturday and are subject to approval.



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    St. Cecilia Parish #811

    700 S. Meier Road

    Mt. Prospect, Illinois 60056




    Audrey Taylor

    [email protected]


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