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All Are Welcome . . . St. John the Baptist Catholic Church MAY 31, 2009 PENTECOST SUNDAY Congratulations Graduates! May God bless the Class of 2009! Juliana Abrica Gonzalo Hernandez Patrick Petruf Jose Arteaga Jr. Thomas Hildebranski John Petty Elliot Bibat Bradley Kieltyka Hunter Priesol Samantha Bock Rachel Kometz Guadalupe Rodriguez Abigail Bondi Brian Lawson Omar Rosales Zachary Branham Nicholas Lawson Brittany Santiago Michael Camacho Justin Lerma Reyna Salazar Cameron Chorba Adam Lewandowski Selina Salazar Samuel DeCero Colton Lopez Desiree Smith Alexander Dillon Lauren Markovich Brianna Scivinsky Manuel Estrada Mason Markovich Roberta Solorio-Arellano Nicholas Filipek Joshua Martinez Kaitlyn Syler Andrew Franko Roxanne Maslikowski Rudolph Wanek Bianca Gonzalez Luke Matulewicz Jason Wedryk Morgan Grankowski Alexander Moser Megan Wilson Paige Guiden Cecilia Mireles Katherine Wheeler Mary Gundich Jacqueline Mendez Jenna Wozniak 18 4 9 L INCOLN A VENUE • W HITING, I NDIANA 4 6 3 94 . COME HOLY SPIRIT… PLEASE! Monday, June 1, Justin, martyr 7:00 am †Phyllis McCampbel Off: Ralph & Family (SJB) St. Paul was not present at Pentecost 8:00 am †John Petro (IC) but he was made keenly aware of the presence of the Holy Spirit in his ministry. Despite his early persecution Tuesday, June 2, Marcellinus & Peter, martyrs of Christians, Paul was blessed by a personal encounter 7:00 am †Dave Field Off: Joe Gulvas & Bill Furtak (SJB) with the risen Jesus. He experienced forgiveness, was led 8:00 am Health of Anthony Fercik (IC) by the Holy Spirit in his missionary journeys, and 8:30 am †Esther Taylor Off: FCSLA #81 (SJB) strengthened to endured suffering and persecution. From these experiences, Paul speaks with deep conviction and Wednesday, June 3, Charles Lwanga, martyr excitement. The Holy Spirit touched him in a very real 7:00 am †George & Ann Tomko Off: Family SJB) way. In his preaching Paul invites everyone to open their 8:00 am †Stephen & Anna Grabovac (IC) hearts to receive that same Holy Spirit. 8:30 am †Michael & Julia Sotak Off: Helen (SJB) This Pentecost Sunday pray that the Holy Spirit fills Thursday, June 4 our hearts with the same excitement and conviction that 7:00 am †Johanna Machaj Off: Elizabeth Dedinsky & filled the heart of Paul. Come Holy Spirit enkindle in us Mary Blake (SJB) your wisdom and power! We are suffering from war’s 8:00 am †Richard Kulas (IC) horrors, grieving over senseless killings in our streets; torn by growing tensions causes by prejudice; frightened Friday, June 5, Boniface, bishop & martyr by unstable markets, fearful and mistrusting of our 7:00 am †Joseph & Mary Kissel Off: Daughter, Margaret (SJ) neighbors. Come Holy Spirit! We need your guidance 8:00 am †James Wright (IC) and direction. Help us filter those things that cloud your 8:30 am †Mary Sullivan Off: Rev. John E. Kalicky, C.PP.S.(SJ) presence within us: noise pollution that deafens the sound of your word; digitally enhanced pictures that Saturday, June 6, Norbert, bishop blind us of your presence in our life. Come Holy Spirit. 7:00 am †Alma Koch Off: Koch Family (SJB) Open our hearts and fill them with your wisdom, guide 2:00 pm Quinceanera — Cristina Campos us with your light.” 4:30 pm Whiting/Robertsdale Catholic Community (SJB) Fr. John Sunday, June 7, The Most Holy Trinity 8:00 am Whiting/Robertsdale Catholic Community SJB EUCHARISTIC EXPOSITION 8:00 am Whiting/Robertsdale Catholic Community SA On the First Friday of the month, June 1st, the 8:15 am Whiting/Robertsdale Catholic Community IC Blessed Sacrament will be exposed for adoration 8:30 am Whiting/Robertsdale Catholic Community SH at St. John the Baptist Church from 1 pm to 6 pm. 10:15 am Whiting/Robertsdale Catholic Community SA The Litany and Rosary begin at 5:25 pm with 10:45 am Whiting/Robertsdale Catholic Community SH Benediction following. A sign-up sheet is located at the side 11:00 am Whiting/Robertsdale Catholic Community SJB door entrance of church. Our June Prayer Petition: To pray for all priests and for an increase in vocations as we begin to celebrate the Jubilee Year of the Priest, proclaimed by Gail Baczynski, Mary Badank- Pope Benedict XVI, on June 19th, the Feast of the Sacred ovich, Lenny Barnaby, Mary Ba- Heart of Jesus. yus, Kristine Brown, Lucy Camp- bell, Thomas Castillo, Dorothy Chovan, Darryl Coppage, Mary Danielson, Elizabeth Dedin- Please continue to pray for: Zach Arnold, Robert Bughman, sky, Ed Domasica, George Dombrowski, Magdalene Jason Chavez, Michael Clark, Austin Chiluski, Larry Gazafy, Doucette, John Dubec, Sophie Foley, Ann Furiak, Ann Gul- Gerardo Gonzalez, Thomas Gormley, James Grunhard Jr., vas, Betty Hanchar, Loretta Jambik, Edwardine Johnson, Glo- Michael Hartman, Joseph Igras, Thomas M. Kaminsky, Jeffery ria A. Kaminsky, Eugene M. Kasper, Richard Kovach, Marga- Koval, Mark Koval, Walter Malenki, Benjamin Mann, Randall ret Kovacich, Jerry Kozak, Vicki Krause, Laura Kresich, Julia McAllister, Philip Mlynarski, Curtis Mordus, Nicholas Oka- Kukta, Florence Kurella, Joyce Lesar, David Luttrell, Victoria mura, Thomas Puplava Jr., Eric Schaufele, Leticia Soto, Adam Miller, Janet Moran, Mary Ann and Albert Odlivak, Caitlan Starzyk, John Starzyk Jr., John Starzyk Sr. Pawlowski, Richard Pesenko, Ruth Rapchak, Jennifer Reeves, Marcia Ross, Lane Rovito, Marian Rovito, Linda Sadler, Mil- dred Saliga, John and Geraldine Sciacero, Marie Silich, Victor Silich, Misty Sims, Joseph Snarich, George Soltis, Angie Srncik, Mary Trelinski, Virginia Troksa, Andrew Vrabel, Doro- I Justin Treasure & Kathleen Dominiak thy Yuhas, Dorothy Zabrecky, Rev. John Zvijak, C.PP.S. May 31, 2009 | 2 ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CATHOLIC CHURCH • WHITING . ADMINISTRATION & STEWARDSHIP LITURGY ASSIGNMENTS SACRIFICIAL GIVING WEEKDAY MASSES Weekly…….….….…….……….......................$8,835.00 7:00 am Loose…………………………………………….…....444.00 June 1 & 2: Sam DeCero, Tommy DeCero High School…………………...……....…….............30.50 June 3 & 4: Justin Feliciano, Andrew Galagan Grade School..……...………..…..…..….…....….….54.93 June 5 & 6: Arlene & Kevin Gibbons Total for Week.….……………..................... $9,364.43 SUNDAY MASSES 4:30 pm June 6, Saturday REPORT ON THE CATHOLIC SERVICES APPEAL Lectors: Kozak, Perz As of May 26, 2009 Euch Min: J&D Franko, E Igras, N Mitchell, MJ Kansky, 2009-2010 CSA Goal $71,035 C Vrabel, R Lubek Parish Families (Total) 910 Altar Servers: Caleb Strabavy, Frank Rossodivito, Matthew CSA Pledges to Date 249 Garcia Percent of Families to Pledge to CSA 27.36% 8:00 am June 7, Sunday Amount Pledged to Date $41,301 Lectors: Barron, Jakubielski Percent of Goal Pledged 58.14% Euch Min: R&J Zubeck, L Barron, I Dominguez, D Huizenga Average Pledge Amount $166 M Jakubielski, J Pieters, M Saliga Payments on Pledges to Date $33,186 Altar Servers: Victoria Sanchez, Elena Sobilo, Adam Zorich Percent of 2009 Goal 46.72% Goal Attainment 11:00 am June 7, Sunday Families NOT Pledging to Date 661 Lectors: Flores, Gonzales Balance of CSA Pledge Goal to Attain $29,734 Euch Min: N&M Lewandowski, J Bondi, M Kacak, G Kusnir, Percent of Goal yet to Attain 41.86% J Lockridge, K Saliga, M Poppen (CR), E Duray (CR) Balance of Pledge Payments $37,849 Altar Servers: Anthony, Alec & Eric Rodriguez Percent of Goal yet to Attain 53.28% CARE CENTER 10:00 am June 7, Sunday: Joe Kruczek, Rose Lubek BAPTISM MINISTRY During the past two weeks, parents and godparents Servers, Lectors & Eucharistic Ministers: Please be sure have gathered in prayer and study to prepare for the bap- to arrange for a replacement if you cannot be present at tism of their children. They have presented their children to your appointed time. the parish community of Saint John the Baptist and have promised to raise their children in the faith of the Catholic Church. CALUMET COLLEGE WOMEN’S GUILD LUNCHEON The Women’s Guild of Calumet College of St. Joseph will hold We, as their family of faith, have witnessed the cele- its Spring Luncheon, “Hats Off to Spring” on Saturday, June 6th bration of the first two Rites of Baptism. We have signed at Dynasty Banquet Hall in Hammond. Feel free to wear your these children with the cross of Christ, promised to prayer- favorite hat! The luncheon will include vendors, share the fully support the parents and godparents, and publicly pro- pot, raffles and table prizes. Vendors and social hour will fessed our own faith. begin at 11:00 a.m., luncheon at 1:00 p.m. Donation is $30 On Sunday, June 7th at the 11 a.m. Mass, these chil- per person. To purchase tickets or for information, call Gab- dren will receive new life in Christ through the waters of rielle Manson at 473-4325. The Women’s Guild provides fi- baptism and be anointed with the Oil of Chrism. You are nancial support for the College’s programs and scholarships. invited to join with our entire parish to celebrate with these children and their families. During the days before this very PEACE & SOCIAL JUSTICE blessed event, we ask you to keep these children in your prayers. "The gifts of the Holy Spirit perfect the supernatural virtues by enabling us to practice them with greater docility to divine Jake Andrew Aniol inspiration. As we grow in the knowledge and love of God Joseph Mark Johnson under the direction of the Holy Spirit, our service becomes Gabriel Damien Stephens more sincere and generous, the practice of virtue more per- fect. Such acts of virtue leave the heart filled with joy and Heavenly Father, source of all blessings, Protector of chil- consolation and are known as Fruits of the Holy Spirit. These dren, look with favor on these children. Hold them gently in Fruits in turn render the practice of virtue more attractive and your hands. When they are reborn of water and the Holy become a powerful incentive for still greater efforts in the Spirit, bring them into the Church, there to share in your service of God, to serve Whom is to reign." (from the Novena kingdom and with us to bless your name forever. We ask to the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit, found at www.ewtn.org) this through Christ, our Lord. Amen. The first Migrant Mass of the season will be held June 7th at 4:00 p.m. at Luers Tree Farm, 5705 W. 91st, Crown Point. 50TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY Congratulations to Sandra and Carl Oliver on ST. JOHN CATERING & BANQUET FACILITIES celebrating fifty years of marriage on June 13, ~ Call Carol Vargo at 2196593041 ~ 2009! May God bless you with many more. For information on our wonderful menu & banquet facilities. May 31, 2009 | 3 MISSIONARIES OF THE PRECIOUS BLOOD . SHARE WITH THE HANDICAPPED Share Foundation With the Handicapped is looking for indi- St. John the Baptist Catholic Church viduals to work at a summer camp for developmentally dis- abled adults. Anyone over 18 who would like to share their time and talents with our special campers are needed. Mass Schedule Camp runs for 6 weeks beginning June 7-12. Call Sandy Sunday Masses: ............. 8:00 AM & 11:00 AM Furman at the Share Foundation at 219-778-2585. Vigil Mass, Saturday……………………..…….4:30 PM THE EMMAUS PROGRAM … Daily Mass ........................................... ..7:00 AM The Emmaus Program is a four week adult formation series School Children’s Mass . 8:30 AM Tues., Wed., Fri. for parish ministers, teachers, catechists and members of the parish. This summer the program will be offering 2 dif- Reconciliation ferent courses at the Diocesan Pastoral Center, Merrillville: Every Saturday………………..…………………....3:304:00 PM The Gospel of John on Tuesday & Thursday Evenings—June 16 & 18; June 23 & 25 from 6:30—8:30 pm; and Pastoral Thursday before First Friday of the month…………..45 PM Spanish on Tuesday & Thursday Evenings—July 7 & 9; July Weekdays after the 7:00 AM Mass 14 & 16 from 6:30—8:30 pm . The total fee for 4 sessions is $20.00. For additional information contact Anne Verbeke Pastoral Staff at 219-769-9292. Rev. John Kalicky, CPPS…...……………………….....Pastor CONGRATULATIONS! Rev. Gary Scherer, CPPS .... ……………...Associate Pastor To Denise Poppen upon graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Purdue-Calumet. She will be a Registered Telephone (219)/Website Information Nurse at Community Hospital in Munster. Thank you, dear Parish Office………………………………...…….….....6590023 Lord, for your many blessings! Parish website:…………………….……..sjbcatholicparish.org Religious Formation: St. John Program HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Call Mrs. Diana Puplava………..……….…....…4737557 HOUSE BUILD School Office……………………………...…..………...6593042 Youth Minister Please plan to join us in the support of a build on Saturday, July 18th from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. Our Whiting/Robertsdale Ms. Jamie Sandona……………………...…..…….6590023 cluster parish has helped this wonderful group to build a home in the past and found it to be a great experience so Another Chance To Help Others... come on out and join the fun, meet your fellow parishioners, MIGRANT WORKER COLLECTION friends and neighbors and help make a difference. Applica- In June, we are accepting used adult M or L sized T-shirts for tions and more information can be found at their website at the migrant workers for the upcoming season. Place them www.nwihabitat.com. Please print out the application and in the boxes which will be provided at the back of the contact Chris Suarez to return it to and to get more informa- churches (Centennial Room at SJB). tion. She is organizing the group and collecting all the appli- cations to turn in as a group. All "builders" must be at least SOJOURNER TRUTH HOUSE 18 years of age at the time of the build. No experience is Is in need of women’s clothes, sizes 0-8, and shoes, sizes necessary as they provide licensed, professional contractors 5-1/2 and 6. You may leave them in the back of the on site to oversee each group. If you cannot join us please churches—please label them. pass this information along or plan to donate beverages or AFGHANISTAN COLLECTION snacks to provide to the builders that day. Thanks in ad- Continues through the end of June. We are accepting dona- vance for your support!" tions of children’s and adults’ shoes, socks, clothing, and children’s toys. ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY USED SCHOOL SUPPLIES “The Friends of the Poor Walk” will be held on Saturday, Sep- Will be collected at the end of the school year to go to Gua- tember 26 at Lemon Lake County Park. Registration begins temala via Hearts-in-Motion. Call Rita at 659-2965 with any at 9:30 am with start time at 11:00 am. The walk will end questions. with a potluck picnic to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the SVDP Gary Council. Please join us in raising awareness A CONTINUING LEGACY OF AID… and money for the poor in our community. All monies Catholic Charities expresses its gratitude for your contin- raised by the Whiting/Robertsdale Conference will stay in ued generous response during special collections and your our community. contributions to CSA. Because of your help during the past year, they have served 8,500 individuals in their emergency/ material assistance program; provided 6,000 individuals SPONSOR OF THE WEEK with food; offered counseling to over 1,000 individuals & Ted Radziwiecki, D.P.M. families; assisted 188 victims of the NWI flooding; and Physician & Surgeon of the Foot served over 4,000 community members through senior vol- 3641 Ridge Road, Highland, IN unteer programs. May God bless you for your continued 2198384000 promotion of this program! ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST • WHITING May 31, 2009 | 4 . WEEKLY CALENDAR Sunday, May 31 Food Pantry (SJB) ANNUAL SLOVAK DAY CELEBRATION 11:00 am Second Rite of Baptism (SJ) On Sunday, June 28th, the Gary Diocesan Midwest Slovak NO Children’s Liturgy of the Word (SJ) Cultural Society, will sponsor the 36th Annual Slovak Day Monday, June 1 Celebration. This event will take place at Salvatorian Shrine, 10:30 am Bible Study (SH) 5755 Pennsylvania Street, Merrillville, IN. Tuesday, June 2 Slovak Day will start with the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass at 1:00 pm St. Ann Sodality (IC) 10:30 am in Our Lady of Czestochowa Shrine. Rev. Msgr. 7:00 pm 3rd Baptism Preparation (SJB) Joseph Semancik will be the main celebrant, along with Slo- vak Priests of the Gary Diocese and visiting clergy of Slovak Wednesday, June 3 descent. 6:30 pm 8th GRADE GRADUATION (SJB) After Mass, a variety of ethnic and other foods can be pur- Thursday, June 4 chased in the Salvatorian Hall. 1:00 pm Staff Meeting (SJB) 6:30 pm Adult Choir Practice (SJB) Entertainment at 1:00 pm will be provided by the Tatra Slo- 7:00 pm St. Adalbert Pastoral Council (SH) vak Dancers from Milwaukee. there will be exhibits, games, raffles, and bake sale. Friday, June 5 For more information call 219-795-1518. Saturday, June 6 1:00 pm KINDERGARTEN GRADUATION (SJS) Sunday, June 7 Food Pantry (SA) 11:00 am NO Children’s Liturgy of the Word (SJB) 11:00 am 3rd Rite of Baptism (SJB) .
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