Saint Mary`s Santa Maria - St. Mary`s Catholic Church -

25 de Marzo 2012
25 de Marzo, 2012
Saint Mary’s
Catholic Church
Iglesia Católica
Santa Maria
March 25, 2012
Saturday, March 31:
Sunday, April 1:
Mon., Tues., Wed., April 2-3-4:
Holy Thursday, April 5:
Good Friday: April 6
Holy Saturday: April 7
Easter Sunday, April 8
Mass at 5:00 p.m. - in Church
Masses at 7:00, 8:30 & 10:00 a.m., in English
11:30 a.m., in Spanish
Masses at 8:30 a.m. in Church
Mass at 7:30 p.m. in Church
Service at 12:15 p.m. - in Church
Mass at 7:30 p. m. - in Church with
Adoration following Mass - in Chapel
Masses - in English 7:00a.m.,8:30a.m.,
10:00 a.m - in Church
In Spanish - 11:30 a.m.
Palm Sunday
Sunday, April 1, 2012
5th Sunday in Ordinary Time
St. Mary’s Church, Sterling, Illinois
Office Hours-Staff
Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Phone: 815-625-0640
Parish Pastor: Fr. Don Ahles
Parochial Vicar: Fr. Juan Ayala
Parish Secretary: Donna Blum
Hispanic Secretary: Janie Atilano
Shut-in Ministry: Sally Kellen
Pastoral Associate: Jane Olson
Business Manager: Marilyn McBride
Deacon: John Kellen
Deacon: Jim Lopez
Deacon: Larry Zitkus
St. Mary School/Phone/ (815) 625-2253
Principal: Tom DePasquale
Religious Education/Phone/625-6688
Director: Gerry Williamson
Secretary: Dianne Williamson
Weekend Mass Schedule:
English: Saturday 5:00 pm
Sunday 7:00, 8:30 & 10:00 am
Spanish: Sunday 11:30 am
St. Mary’s Website
Mass Intentions
Monday, March 26
8:30 am William Harold Lipsey
Tuesday, March 27
8:30 am Gilbert Thome
Wednesday, March 28
8:30 am Katherine McCormick
Thursday, March 29
8:30 am Francis & Edna Clinton
Friday, March 30
8:30 am Gilbert Mendoza
Saturday, March 31
8:30 am Alice & Edward
5:00pm Thomas McFadden
Sunday, April 1
7:00 am Mary Ann Rodriguez
8:30 am St. Mary Parishioners
10:00 am Lisabeth Lynch
11:30 am Maria L. Barrientos &
Manuel Aleman
For Your Information
Sterling Deanery
Final Communal Penance Services
March 25:
St. Mary, Oregon at 3:00 p.m.
March 27:
St. Mary, Polo at 7:30 p.m.
March 28:
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Sublette
March 29:
St. Mary, Morrison at 6:30 p.m.
Stations of the Cross
English: Wednesdays, at 6:15 p.m., in
the Chapel
Fridays, following the 8:30
a.m. Mass, in the
Spanish: Fridays, at 6:00 p.m., in
Keep Us Informed!
Have you changed your name, address, or
phone number? Are you or someone you
know in the hospital or homebound? If
you answer yes to any one of these
questions, then please call our parish
office at 815-625-0640. It is vital that we
keep the census updated and minister to
your spiritual needs.
Lenten Reflections on Catholicism
Every Wednesday, at noon in the Chapel,
watch on DVD, Fr. Robert Barron, a
priest from the Archdiocese of Chicago,
speak on “Catholicism”. He has been on
Spring Retreat
Open to all Men & Women of St. Mary
Parishioners & guests.
Date: March 27, 2012 - in Bales Hall.
Call the Parish Office 815-625-0640 for
more information, not to late to sign up.
Helpers of God’s Most Precious
This is a weekly prayer group that meets
after 8:30 Mass every Thursday, in the
chapel to pray for the end of abortions.
Floral Decorations for Easter
Flowers will be accepted in the form of a
floral plant or a monetary contribution in
the memory of your loved who has passed
Please include your name and the name of
the memorial. Bring your living plant to
the church on Saturday, April 7 at
Suggested Blooming
Plants are:
Azalea, Begonias,
Cineraria, Easer Lily,
Kalanchoe, Persian Violet.
Religious Education Class
Wed., March 28
all classes meet
Mass Intentions
What is a Mass Intention? A Mass
Intention is when you have a Mass said
for someone who has passed
away or for something that is
very important -example:
wedding anniversary, birthday.
Please call or stop by the Parish
Office to have a Mass said.
Weekday Masses are available
as well as some weekend masses for the
remainder of the year.
St. Vincent DePaul
St. Vincent DePaul needs your help in
refilling their shelves. Every 3rd
weekend of the month is designated for
collecting contributions of non-perishable
food ítems or paper products of any kind.
Without your help we could not continue
helping families in our community. If
you forgot to bring your donation , you
can drop off a donation to the parish
office, 9:00am-4:00pm, Monday thru
Friday. Monetary contributions are also
Office Hours Fr. St. Vincent
1:00-2:45 p.m.
1:00-2:45 p.m. And
5:00-7:00 p.m.
1:00-2:45 p.m.
1:00-2:45 p.m.
1:00-2:45 p.m.
Collection Report-Fiscal Year
March 17-18, 2012
Required Amount
Envelope Collection
$ 8,840.50
Loose Collection
$ 1,070.68
Children's Collection
Total Collection
$ 9,937.39
Over (Short) of Required
Required Amount
Envelope Collection
Loose Collection
Children's Collection
Total Collection
Over (Short) of Required
Year To Date
$ 32,285.76
Members Contributing
New Consolidated Loan Total $108,751.39
Observer Bill:
Tithe: Our 8.5% tithe of$, for March 18 has
been given to Combined Appeal International
Causes. This week’s 8.5% tithe will be given to
Self-Help Enterprises. Next week’s tithe will be
given to the PADS.
Liturgical Schedules
Saturday, March 31
5:00 pm Alex Rios, Sarah Campbell
Sunday, April 1
7:00 am Jim Say, Helen Musyl
8:30 am Theresa Heffelfinger, Kyle
10:00 am Steve Randall, Jane Olson
Eucharistic Ministers
Saturday, March 31
5:00 pm Deacon, Maureen Roberts, Flora
Whitman, Dolly Rodriguez,
Howard Craft
Sunday, April 1
7:00 am Laura Everson, Paul Hess,
Melinda Guentert
8:30 am Deacon, Beth Summers, Sally
Kellen, Renee Davis, Matt Beck
10:00 am Barb Murphy, Tanya Craft, Julie
Smith, Heather Smith, Julie
Altar Servers
Saturday, March 31
5:00 pm Sierra Dorsey, Xena Trujillo, Kate
Sunday, April 1
7:00 am Dennis DeLanghe
8:30 am Quentin Larson, Breck Tschosik,
Luke Furr
10:00 am Saryn Seeley, Madison Craft,
Erin Kelly
Explain Holy Week to the Children
Sometimes the children can consider all these celebrations somewhat long and boring.
Try to incorporate the children as much as possible, and procure that they see all
actions well.
Converse with them about the different moments of these days.
• Holy Week: Tell the story about Jesus’ supper and how in his farewell to his
friends, Jesus wants to leave them a mission, to serve one another, which is symbolized in the washing of the feet. Explain to them the meaning of going to the
churches, as a reminder of the entire way that Jesus walked on this night, accompanied by his pain.
• Good Friday: Speak to the children about the Passion of Jesus and explain the
different scenes they are going to see on the Way of the Cross. Talk to them afterward, about how in the Church celebration we adore the cross in gratitude to Jesus for surrendering himself for us.
• Easter Vigil: There are many important symbols in the Easter Vigil. Speak to
them, especially about light and water.
Speak with the children about the things they want to do to demonstrate to Jesus
that they are grateful for everything he did for us. What services can be carried
out in the home without nobody remembering? How can they help others without
asking for a reward?
Teach the children the seven words that Jesus said on the cross.
Father, forgive them for they do not know what they do. Who do I wish to
forgive today?
Today you will be with in paradise. Jesus shows compassion for the thief who
repented. What would I like to ask for forgiveness today?
This is your Mother. This is your son. Jesus care for his mother until his final
moment. What can I do today for someone who cares for me?
I thirst. Jesus on the cross is thirsty that all know God and do good. What can I do
to somewhat ease the thirst of Christ.
My God, why have you forsaken me? Jesus feels very alone. How can I accompany him in this moment?
It is finished. Jesus has done what his father asked of him. How do I do the things
others ask of me, even if they are difficult?
Father, into our hands I commend my spirit. Jesus surrenders and trusts his Father. In whom do I trust?
Respect Life Fundraiser
On Friday, April 13, a Reception & Demo will be held at will be held at Franchesco’s
Ristorante, 7128 Spring Creek Road, Rockford at 7:15p.m. Donation: $25 per person
On Saturday, April 14, a Benefit Dinner & Cooking Demo will take place at Elgin
Community College, University & Business Center 1700 Spartan Drive, Elgin, IL at
5:30 p.m. Donation: $50 per person/$400 per table of 8. Fr. Leo Patalinghug is the
keynote speaker. He’s been on PBS, ABC, CBS, & the Food 6etwork. A
reservation form can be picked up from the Parish Office of call the Respect Life Office,
or call 1-399-4300 ext. 381.
K.C. Fish Fry’s
The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring their annual Fish Fry, on Friday’s, during Lent,
in Bales Hall from 5:00-7:00p.m.
The final dates this year are March 30 and Good from 5:00-7:00p.m.
Friday, April 6. Prices are:$8.00 for adults and $4.00 for
Carry-outs available for pick-up
at 5:00 p.m., call 1-815-632-0561.
5 Domingo de Cuaresma
Teléfonos 626- 5735 / 625- 0640
Página de Internet:
Horario de Oficinas
Nuestro horario para la oficinas del centro
parroquial lunes a jueves es 9:00 a.m.-4:00
Ministros para el fin de semana del
1 de Abril
Lectores: Jose Luna, Javier Olivas
Ministro de Eucaristia: Edna Vasquez,
Carment Serrano, Martha Cavazos, Linda
Balderas, Dora Brooks
Monaguillos: Adrian Villa, Kevin Gaytan,
Irvin Gaytan
Acomodadores: .
Juan Trujillo, Ramiro Estrada, Juan Herrera,
Gonzalo Lemus
Clases de Preparación Para Bautismo
Las platicas serán el 7 de
Abril de las 2:00pm a las
4:00pm, en el Centro
Parroquial. Por favor de no
traer sus niños.
Unicamente para los papas y
Presentaciones de niños en la Iglesia
Si usted quiere presenter su niño o niña en el
templo, unicamente las presentaciones serán
el cuarto domingo del mes durante la misa o
despues de misa.
Para Explicar a los -iños la Semana Santa
A veces a los i niños les pueden parecer todas estas celebraciones algo largos y
aburridas. Trate de incorporarlos a las celebraciones lo más posible, y procure que
pueden ver todas las acciones bien.
Conversen sobre los distintos momentos de estos días:
• Jueves Santo: Cuente la historia de la cena de Jesús y cómo al despedirse de sus
amigos, Jesús quiere dejarles un encargo, que es el servicio de unos a otros simbolizado en el lavatorio de pies. Explique luego el sentido de ir por las iglesias, como
recuerdo de todo lo que caminó Jesús en esa noche, y como compañía en su dolor.
• Viernes Santo: Hábleles a los niños de la Pasión de Jesús y explica las diferentes
escenas que van a ver en el Vía Crucis. Hable luego de cómo, en la celebración en
la Iglesia, adoramos la cruz, por agradecimiento a Jesús que se entregó por nosotros.
• Vigilia Pascual: Hay muchos símbolos importantes en la Vigilia Pascual. Hábleles,
sobre todo, de la luz y el agua.
Hable con los niños sobre cosas que quieren hacer par demostrar a Jesús que están
agradecidos por todo o que hizo por nosotros. ¿Qué servicios pueden hacer en la
casa sin esperar recompensa?
Enseñe a los niños las siete palabras que dijo Jesús en la cruz.
Padre, perdónalos, porque no saben lo que hacen. ¿A quién quiero perdonar yo hoy?
Hoy estarás conmigo en el paraíso. Jesús muestra compasión por el ladrón que se arrepiente. ¿De qué quiero pedir yo perdón hoy?
Ahí tienes a tu Madre. Ahí tienes a tu hijo. Jesús cuida de su mamá hasta el ultimo
momento. ¿Qué puedo hacer yo hoy por alguien que cuida de mí?
Tengo sed. Jesús en la cruz tiene sed de que todos conozcan a Dios y hagan el bien.
Qué puedo hacer yo para aliviar un poco la sed de Jesús?
Dios mío, ‘por qué me has abandonado? Jesús se siente muy solo. ¿Cómo puedo
acompañarle yo en este momento?
Todo está cumplido. Jesús ha hecho lo que Dios Padre le pidió. ¿Cómo hago yo las cosas que me piden, aunque sean difíciles?
En tus manos encomiendo mi espíritu. Jesús se entrega y confía en su Padre Dios. ¿En
quién confío yo?
Matrimonios y Quinceañeras:
Hacer cita con el sacerdote por lo menos 6
meses antes de la fecha deseada. Favor de
no hacer planes antes de tener la fecha
confirmada con el sacerdote.
Sábados de 4:00 a 4:30 pm, o por cita en la
oficina del Padre.
Acompáñenos en la oración al Santísimo
Sacramento todos los martes de 9:00 a.m. a
7:00 p.m. en la capilla.
Calendario Semanal
Clase de Catecismo
28 de Marzo
hay clases
l.Pescado Frito
Caballeros de Colón” nos
invitan a comer Pescado
Frito, los viernes, durante la
Cuaresma, de 5:00 a 7:00
p.m., en el Centro
Parroquial. Pueden ordenar
para llevar al 632-0561 de
las 4:00 p.m. a adelante.
Por Favor!
Es muy importante que su familia esté
registrada en nuestra iglesia de Santa
María. Favor de llamar a Janie al 6250640 ext. 43 o 626-5735 en la oficina
Por favor de avisar a la oficina parroquial
si usted o un miembro de su familia se
encuentra internado en el hospital o en su
Flores Para La Pascua
Pedimos ayuda con donaciones de flores para
el sábado de Gloria que será el 7 de Abril. Por
favor traer las flores a las 9:00a.m., en la
iglesia. Las flores que usted puede traer por
ejemplo: Azalea, Begonias, Easter Lily,
Chrysanthemums, Cineraria, Kalanchoe,
Persian Violet.
Hay un limite de solo un arreglo floral o ext. o
por tumba. Para información llame a Andres
Quintana 1-779-245-8128.
P a r i s h
D i r e c t o r y
St. Mary School/Escuela Santa Maria
Phone/Teléfono ........................................................... (815) 625-2253
Principal/Director: Mr. Tom DePasquale
Directorio Parroquial
Office Hours/Horario de Oficina
Monday-Friday 9am-4pm /Lunes-Viernes 9am-4pm
Phone/Teléfono: 815-625-0640 • Fax: 815-625-1684
Weekend Mass Schedule/Horario de Misas
Saturday/Sábado 5:00 pm • Sunday/Domingo 7:00, 8:30 & 10:00 am
Sunday/Domingo (En la Iglesia) 11:30 am
Phone/Teléfono.............................................................. 815-625-0640
Weekday Mass Schedule/Horario de Misas—Capilla
Monday - Friday 8:30-chapel/Lunes y Viernes 8:30 am -Capilla
All the masses are in English./Todos las Misas son en Ingles.
Pastoral Staff/Personal Parroquial
Pastor/Párroco, Fr. Don Ahles .................................................. ext. 11
Associate Pastor/Párroco Asociado, Fr. Juan Ayala ……..…ext. 12
Deacons/Diaconos: John Kellen, James Lopez, Larry Zitkus .. ext. 26
Parish Secretary/Secretaria Parroquial, Donna Blum ............ ext. 13
Business Manager/Contador, Marilyn McBride ....................... ext. 25
Pastoral Associate, Jane Olson ............................................... ext. 20
Ministry to the Sick and Shut-in/Visitas a Enfermos, Sally Kellen
Hispanic Ministry/Ministerio Hispano, Janie Atilano ..626-5735/625-0640 ext. 43
Religious Education/Educación Religiosa
Office Hours/Horario de Oficina Mon-Thurs/9am-4pm/Fri.9am-1pm
Lunes-Jueves 9:00am-4:00pm/Viernes 9:00am1pm
Phone/Teléfono.............................................................. 815-625-6688
Director/Directora, Gerry Williamson………...…………………...ext.44
Secretary/Secretaria, Dianne Williamson…...……………………ext.14
Two (2) years of religious education are required before a child can receive
Holy Communion and/or Confirmation. / Para recibir la Primera Comunión
o Confirmación, los niños deben completar 2 años de doctrina.
The Sacraments/Los Sacramentos
Saturday/Sábado 4:00-4:30pm
Communal Penance Services in Advent & Lent.
Please call the parish office for the arrangements. Held on the First
Sunday of the month, in English. Please call the Parish Center four
months prior to the birth. / Los bautismos, en Ingles . Llama al Centro
Parroquial cuatro meses antes de nacimiento.
Couples should contact the parish priest at least 6 months in advance.
Arrangements can not be made on the phone. Persons must be at least
19 years old. / Las parejas deben comunicarse con el sacerdote, al
menos con 6 meses de anticipación. Las fechas no se arreglan por
teléfono. Las personas deben tener al menos 19 años de edad
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