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480 S OUTH P ARK B OULEVARD , G LEN E LLYN , I LLINOIS 60137 630.469.7540
A Kingdom where
NOVEMBER 21, 2010
Saturday Vigil: 5:00 P.M.
Sunday: 7:30, 9:30, 11:30 A.M.
2nd & 4th Sunday: Youth L.I.F.E. Mass, 6:00 P.M.
Monday - Friday: 8:00 A.M.
Saturday: 3:30 P.M.
Phone ....... 630-469-7540
Pastor | Reverend John J. Ouper
Adult Faith at St. James
Founding Pastor | Reverend Thomas Fleming
Coordinators | Peg Kolinski and Julie Ann Read
Pastor Emeritus | Reverend John Sebahar
E-mail .......... email@example.com
Deacons | John Moeller, Matt Pidgeon
St. James Office for Catechesis
Pastoral Minister | Sister Irene Jasien, O.S.B. and Sacramental Formation
Liturgist | Jean Moeller E-mail .......... firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Music Ministry | Mary Ellen Upchurch Telephone .... 630-858-5646
Fax ............... 630-858-5687
Business Manager | Ron Gerwen, 630-790-3230
Director of Sac. Formation | Deacon Matt Pidgeon
Parish Secretary | Mary Pieranunzi
Administrative Coordinator | Lisa Weesner
Bulletin Editor | Lisa Gilligan
L.I.F.E. Youth Ministry St. James School
High School Youth Minister | Laura Goebel Telephone .... 630-469-8060
E-mail...........email@example.com Fax ............... 630-469-1107
Telephone.....630-469-7540, ext. 24 Gym............. 630-469-9794
Learn more at: www.stjamesge-school.org
Middle School Youth Minister | Christine Parrilli
E-mail...........firstname.lastname@example.org School Principal | Constance Schwab
Telephone.....630-469-7540, ext. 27 School Secretary | Mary Therese Martin
ime of hanks
ime of iving
As we approach tables abundant with food and place settings that mirror a Norman Rockwell painting,
we realize the importance of the many blessings we have received. It is a time when our joy comes from
the opportunity to look upon those we have gathered with and be embraced by a moment of
thankfulness. Conversations find memories and hopes intertwined with laughter and tears. It is a special
scene, it is a special time. Counting blessings finds importance and forgiveness seeks new understanding.
This Thanksgiving, God welcomes our resolve to see all that He has given us and God wants us to realize
as He does, that it is all very good.
This is also a time when boxes are placed in grocery stores and churches, tables to adopt families for
Christmas are found in our narthex. It is a time when the spirit of giving is woven into the sense of
blessing we are to become for others. There is not a day when the St. Vincent de Paul Society phone
number is not called. Every day of the month someone calls. There are real needs and true hopelessness
being experienced in our community. On Thanksgiving Day our entire collection goes to the St. Vincent
de Paul Society. There are volunteers who manage this fund and help the needy in our name. They take
care of bills for heating and electricity; they give out vouchers for food and gas. They try to make
connections with agencies that can provide care far beyond our means. This year I ask you to please be as
generous as you can be. This is the main way that St. Vincent de Paul is funded. They stretch every dollar
and combine it with their own time and concern to make a real difference. This Thanksgiving, become a
blessing for someone in need.
THANKSGIVING DAY CELEBR ATION OF EUCHARIST—9:00 A.M.
All are invited to join us on Thanksgiving Day as we gather at the Celebration of Eucharist to thank God for His
many blessings. There will be one liturgy celebrated at 9:00 A.M. As Fr. John wrote above, the donations made at
the offertory collection on Thanksgiving Day go straight to the St. Vincent de Paul Society. This collection is their
primary source of funding for their entire year as they assist those in need who come to our doors. Please do what
you can to help. Thank you!
A PR AYER FOR THANKSGIVING DINNER
G ood and loving God, Gracious Lord of the harvest, through your goodness we enjoy the fruits of the earth
and share the loving gifts of family and friendship.
We ask your blessing on our guests, our table and our home.
We offer thanks for this meal you give us and for the love and joy which bring us together.
In gratitude for your continued care, make us mindful of the needs of others that we may show our thanks in the
manner of our living.
May our hearts be filled with praise as we pray in your holy name. Amen.
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ingdom here hrist is ing
The Kingdom of God is like...We have heard the stories Jesus used to describe the Kingdom. It is like a
pearl of great price. It is found and then the seeker of the pearl sells all he has to purchase the pearl. It is
like a buried treasure. It is like a mustard seed and it is like yeast added to dough. There are many
comparisons, parables and examples that Jesus used to describe the Kingdom. This year we conclude the
liturgical year by celebrating the leader of this Kingdom, Jesus Christ.
It is a Kingdom like none other on earth. Most kingdoms have boundaries. Jesus tells us His Kingdom is
not of this world. Most kingdoms have a military force to protect itself. Jesus opened up His arms and
allowed them to nail His hands to the cross. He did not resist the force of outside groups. He told His
followers to go the extra mile and to give to those who ask, even more than they need. He told them to
love their enemies and to pray for those who persecute them.
As we embrace Jesus Christ as King, we realize that our acceptance of this Kingdom is an acceptance of
servanthood. We who want to be first must be a slave to the rest. When we embrace Jesus the Christ as
King, we are embracing a position of washing the feet of others and reverencing their journeys. The
Kingdom that Jesus proclaimed is one of forgiveness and acceptance. It is one of redemptive love
overcoming the power of darkness.
Today is a triumphant day. Today we celebrate all that Jesus did for us. Most of all, He died upon the
cross and opened the gates of heaven to all who believe. We are blessed this day by a love that walked on
the face of the earth and changed it forever.
When we use the gesture of the sign of the cross, may we realize that it is by His death we have been
redeemed and our embracing of this Kingdom challenges us to die to ourselves, just as He did.
Reverend John J. Ouper
Thanksgiving Day: A Time to Remember Those In Need
On this day when families and communities gather to offer thanks for the good things with which
they have been blessed, St. James offers three ways in which families are invited to assist the needy of
1) Before Thanksgiving Day, grab an envelope and sponsor a Thanksgiving Meal through the Glen
Ellyn Food Pantry. Envelopes are available on the posters in the narthex.
2) Donate to the offertory collection on Thanksgiving Day. All monies go straight to the St. Vincent
de Paul Society and this collection is the primary source of funding for their entire year of assisting
those in need.
3) Assist those in need by bringing a Food Pantry donation to our Thanksgiving Day celebration of
the Eucharist. Non-perishable food items for the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry are greatly appreciated.
These gifts will be brought up during the offertory and placed in baskets around the altar.
We thank you for your generosity and compassion for those less fortunate. A blessed and Happy
Thanksgiving to you and your family!
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lease ray or:
Parish Prayer List
If you would like to add a name to the parish prayer “ hose who elieve in me,
list, please call Mary at the Ministry Center at
630.469.7540 or drop a note into the collection even though they die will ive.”
basket, attn: Mary Pieranunzi. Thank you! - John 11:25
Aunt Estelle Mark Jenkins Dorothy Visk Danyale Ellis,
Max Adduci Rose Janusz Bart Vittori friend of Beth Mamolella
Dolores Aloisio Doris Jennings Rosemary Vercruysse
Elizabeth Anderson David Jombock Larry Wedryk
Jack Baker Alyce Kissane Michael Westby
Oren Banks Joelene Klein Patty Wielgos uncle of Katie Baehl
Marie Belfi Art Kloeckner Linda Wilson
Laurie Bennett Karen Kolanczyk Mary Winter Karen Ponton,
Arlene Bernicky Alec Kubica Joan Wojtko sister of Eileen Williams
Fred Bingen Bea Kuhn Ken Wyer
John Blair Meghan LaRocca Katherine Zaccarine
Tom Boehlke Lori Lewis Ryan Pouliot,
Frank Bourque Zosimo Lim son of Sean Detloff
Esther Brzezinski Julio Lopez
Michael Brzezinski Fr. David Lord, MIC
Steve Brzezinski Jerry Maag
Vinnie Mamolella dministration
Shane Bryant Gloria Marion
Ernesto Cabanas Mark Massart Welcoming the Stranger
John Cassidy Amy Mazur
Onor Cezar EJ McFadden · Are you gifted with a spirit of hospitality?
Anthony Coco Doug Moorad · Do you have a heart for visitors and strangers?
Kevin Conners Peter Morano
Stacie Curley Lori Morasco · Are you exuberant about our faith community
Mike Davey Amy Moses and all it has to offer to new members?
Charlie DeMory Rich Nolan If you answered yes to any of the above questions,
Georgianna DeMory Nancy Oltmanns
Doris Diedrich Maureen O’Malley then you are the kind of person we are looking for to
Kathleen Anne Doherty Nancy Parla become a part of our new St. James Welcoming
Kathleen Edwards Rod Pennington Committee. If you think that God might be calling
Ron Ermel, Jr. Toni Pereira
Kathleen Espositista Justine Pesavento you to step forward and be a part of the team that
Richard Evaschuk Fr. Robert Pietras extends warmth and welcome to visitors and new
Jim Farnsworth Diane Plowman members, please call Parish Council President Joyce
Michael Fisher Doris Rieser
Fr. Tom Fleming Yolanda Reyes Carey at 630/858-3785.
Jim Flynn Richard Royal
Alex Fosco Patrick Ryan
Carol Fosco Fr. Ron Scarlata Please Note: The regularly scheduled
Bob Frazier Carole Schott
Fritz Gerwen Joanne Schwerdtmann Sacrament of Reconciliation Will Not Be
Frank Gibbons Baby Margo Smetana Offered at 3:30 P.M. on 11/27.
P.J. Gibbons Frank Smetana
Hazel Gillespie Marie Sobecki
Catherine Giovenco Andrew Somora Ministry Center Office Hours
Judy Glander Peggy Sorenson
Paul Goff Anna Marie Spooner
Please note that the Ministry Center will close on
Tom Goff Francis Spooner Thursday, November 25th and will reopen on
Eileen Hagarty John Stephenson Monday, November 29th at 9:00 A.M.
Lou Hidell Esther Stob
Lillian Hird Al Stryck
Bea Hogan Charles Taylor Weekly Offertory
Howard Houcek, Sr. Elizabeth Taylor
William Howard Daniel Temple
The collection amount for the weekend
Sam Iacopelli Arlene Thompson of November 13/14 is $23,230.00
Edward Jage Kurt Vachlon Thank you for your generosity! It is greatly appreciated.
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How Eucharist Has Impacted My Life | Reflections by Worship Commission Members
During this year of the Eucharist, Father John has asked the members of the Worship
Commission to share with the parish how Eucharist has impacted their lives. This is
the first of many articles that will appear in the bulletin on the third Sunday of each
month before the conclusion of the Year of the Eucharist on June 26, 2011. This week’s
article is written by Nancy Flynn.
M y family is not able to attend Mass every Sunday here at
St. James because of our children’s activities and our
travels. However, we have pledged to always attend Sunday
Mass wherever we are. We realize the powerful significance
of the Catholic Eucharist regardless of the locale or
We attended the Mass held in Grant Park in Chicago on
October 5, 1979 celebrated by Pope John Paul II shortly after
he was ordained. We arrived 6 hours early to get a good spot.
All day long, people socialized while the anticipation grew.
However, the crowd became quiet during Mass, and the
Consecration was just as solemn and awesome outdoors
before 200,000 people as it is on the altar here at St. James
the Apostle Church in Glen Ellyn.
We were blessed to attend an outdoor Mass in St. Peter’s
Square in 2001 celebrated by Pope John Paul II. About 7
different languages were spoken during that Mass so very few
people could comprehend all the readings, but we all
understood the power and the solemnity of the Eucharist.
We have attended Mass in a lounge on a Celebrity cruise ship
and Mass said in Spanish in a Dominican Republic church that
is only slightly larger than our chapel. We share in the grace of
the Eucharist with others at every Mass wherever we are.
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T his weekend, four members of our current RCIA group will go to the cathedral to meet
our bishop and confirm their intention to become practicing Catholics. Next weekend,
on the First Sunday of Advent (November 28th), we will celebrate their first major
liturgical ritual of the initiation process. This first ritual is the Rite of Acceptance into the
Order of Catechumens and the Rite of Welcoming Baptized Adults. During this ritual, the
priest and assembly will meet and greet the individuals, who will then “declare their intention
to the Church and the Church in turn...accepts them as persons who intend to become its
members” (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, no. 41).
The Rite of Acceptance into the order of catechumens establishes a relationship between
unbaptized persons and the Church. The Rite of Welcoming introduces those already baptized
in a Christian faith who now wish to complete their initiation in the Roman Catholic Church.
The Church welcomes them in the name of Christ. Many parishes with mixed groups of
unbaptized and those already baptized in another faith will celebrate the combined Rite of
Acceptance and Welcoming.
The Rite begins outside the church doors, where the priests meets and greets the group and
invites them to enter. The catechumens and candidates enter with their sponsors and
members of the RCIA team. The priest will ask their name and will then ask them what they
are seeking and why. This part of the Rite recognizes that there are various paths to oneness
in faith. The priest will ascertain from those present their willingness to accept the Gospel,
and sponsors and assembly will express their willingness to support and help those preparing
for the Sacraments. Next the priest will trace the sign of the cross on the forehead of the
catechumens and candidates. Catechists and sponsors may assist in signing other parts of the
body. The priest welcomes all in the name of Christ, and invites the group forward to hear
the Word of God with the community. During the homily, the priest will reflect on the
Scriptures and the journey that the catechumens and candidates will undertake in the months
ahead. After some intercessory prayers, the priest will dismiss the group so they can go with
the catechists for time to further break open God’s Word and reflect on its meaning in their
This Rite completes the first stage or period of the initiation process and opens the door to
the second period of the process, the period of the catechumenate. This is an extended period
of time when those to be initiated receive their more formal training in the Christian way of
life. In addition to the study of the Scriptures, there will be sessions that help all to better
understand the doctrinal teachings of the Church. The candidates also learn about the prayer
and worship life of the Church. They learn how to live and serve others in apostolic witness.
And they develop their relationship with the Catholic Christian community.
It is not too late to be included in this year’s RCIA group. Just contact Fr. John or Deacon
John for information.
An Advent Afternoon
On Saturday, December 4th, the Office of Catechesis and Sacramental Formation will host an Advent Afternoon
for children in grades K-3 from 2:30* - 5:00 P.M. in St. James Hall. This afternoon allows the children to
continue to ready themselves for the coming of Christ at Christmas (And provides parents with a free afternoon!).
There is no cost to attend, but we ask that all participants bring a non-perishable food item for the Glen Ellyn
Food Pantry. Pre-registration is required. To reserve your child’s spot at this afternoon of fun, please e-mail the
OCSF at email@example.com with your child’s name, age, phone # where you can be reached during the Advent
Afternoon and any special needs. * Please note that the hours have been extended from 3-5 to 2:30-5.
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LIFE Youth Ministry @ St. James
In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, we
encourage you to spend time with your
family tonight after LIFE Mass. We will not
have youth group, but will resume for our
Christmas Parties on Sunday, Dec. 12th
SAVE THE DATE:
Teen Reconciliation Service: 12/6 @ 7 P.M.
[ high school events ]
Service Op: People’s Resource Center
Give the gift of time to those in need. Join us Sat,
Dec. 4th from 8:30-12 noon at the PRC in Wheaton.
Our annual HS Christmas Caroling celebration will be
held on Sun, Dec. 5th from 2-5 P.M. Join us in
spreading Christmas cheer to those who are
homebound and in assisted living! Drivers needed.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help!
Experience the rosary like never before! Join in a
living rosary with contemporary music and
Account Number: #2675 reflections for teens and young adults following the
Paper Orders Due By: Monday, 12/06 7 P.M. Mass for the solemnity of the Immaculate
Internet Orders Due By: Thursday, 12/09, by 11:00 P.M. Conception.
Pickup Day & Tim: Monday, 12/13,
1:30 - 3:00 P.M. in St James Hall Darst Center
Questions? Call Doris Barrera at 630-260-9276 The Annual HS Service Retreat to the Brother David
Darst Center in Chicago will be Friday, December 17-
Sunday, December 19. Don’t miss out on this life-
changing experience! Permission forms are
The 500 Club Raffle Can Make You a Winner! available at www.stjamesyouth.org.
Every week the “500 Club” gets to make someone a HSYM Ugly Sweater Christmas Party
winner! This week we would like to congratulate our ...will follow LIFE Mass on December 12th. Go through
most recent $100 winner, The Howard Family. You your parents’ closets for the tackiest sweater
too could be a winner—raffle tickets are now on sale from Christmas past! Contest for best ugly
through the Office of Catechesis and Sacramental sweater, games, prizes, food, music and much
Formation. You can join at any time. The cost of one more. Bring a cheap gift for our white elephant gift
membership ticket is $50 OR triple your odds and exchange!
purchase 3 tickets for $100.
[ middle school events ]
For more information or to purchase tickets, please call
the Office for Catechesis and Sacramental Formation MSYM Christmas Party: Dec. 12th, 7-8 P.M.
at 630.858.5646 or e-mail email@example.com. Join us at our normal youth group time for our
annual Christmas party-food, games, prizes, cookie
decorating, music and your first chance to sign up
for our awesome winter retreat at Camp
Attention All Students of Our Catechesis Timberlee—January 14-16, 2011. Bring a new toy which
and Sacramental Formation Program: will be donated to children in need this Christmas.
There are NO catechesis classes the week Info for all events can be found in the youth ministry
of Thanksgiving—in-home classes flier rack, located in the narthex, and at
please follow your catechist schedule. www.stjamesyouth.org.
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For It is in Giving that We Receive ... KNIGHTS CORNER
The St. James the Apostle Parish St. Vincent dePaul Society
has asked a few of its members to write about why they Blood Drive Next Weekend
volunteer their time with this ministry and what they have Sign Up Today!
received from giving. This week’s reflection is written by
Please stop by the table on the stage in Hospitality this
weekend after all Masses to sign up to give blood on
T here is the verse, “Whatever you
do for the least of my people, that
you do unto me.” Those are words
Saturday, November 27th. The blood drive is
sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and the
Heartland Blood Centers. Donations will be taken in
that run through my mind often. St. James Hall between 7:30 A.M. and 11:30 A.M. For
There are many ways to answer
more information or if you don’t have a chance to
God’s call to help others—donating
food, clothes, money, etc. Here at St. James we are
sign-up this weekend, please contact Mike Serra at
fortunate to have another way to help as a group to make a 630-469-7421 or Bob Kolar at 630-993-1094. Walk-
difference. As Vincentians, we are privileged to donate our ins are welcome and a photo ID is required.
compassion and time. Thanks to the generosity of our St.
James parish family, we are able to assist financially to
those in need. This school year, all Catholic students grades 8-12 are
Joining our St. Vincent de Paul group here at St. James eligible to participate in the Knights of Columbus
as a Vincentian has been a mixed blessing. There were Council 9806 Essay Contest. This year’s subject is:
times when I cried with or for someone and thought “The Responsibility of the Catholic Citizen in a Free
maybe I wasn’t cut out to do this. However, the times that Society”. The 500-750 word essays are due Friday,
we are able to help someone, thanks again to the January 14th, 2011. First, second and third place
generosity of our St. James family, makes it worthwhile. winners will receive a $100 US Savings Bond or
We helped a single mom whose son was in a bad car equivalent. Winners will also be invited to read their
accident. She couldn’t keep up with her job because she winning essays after Mass on a school day to be
wanted to be at her son’s bedside. They didn’t think he
announced later. Winners will be informed of the date.
would survive and they wanted to take him off of life
The winning essays will be forwarded to the Supreme
support. She was bedside herself with grief. We were able
to assist with rent and compassion. Thankfully, her son Council for inclusion in the State of Illinois contest.
survived. He is in a wheelchair, but she feels the same For more information, please call Bob Nowakowski,
prayers that pulled him through will continue to help him Essay Contest Chair at 630-858-0785.
progress. She was thankful for our support. He would like
to attend church. We have made arrangements for him to
receive communion at home until then.
This same mother made the comment that she wants to Bishop Siegel Pro-Life Prayer Vigil
be the one helping others again, instead of having to be In the Diocese of Joliet, Auxiliary Bishop Joseph Siegel
helped. She used to do “Meals on Wheels”. It reminds me
will be celebrating a Vigil "For All Nascent Human
of the saying, “there but for the grace of God go I.”
Life" at the Cathedral of St. Raymond Nonnatus in
Sometimes things are not so serious. For instance, when
someone is upset because they are getting a chicken instead Joliet, on Saturday, November 27, 2010, at 7:30
of a turkey for Thanksgiving. It is a time to smile, instead pm. This celebration is in response to Pope Bene-
of being judgmental. (The reason for this is that there are dict's invitation to Dioceses around the world to have
so many in need of Thanksgiving baskets, smaller families a holy hour for the protection of the unborn on this
are given chickens and larger families are given turkeys.) day. Pope Benedict XVI is holding a vigil the same
Being a Vincentian is very rewarding—even when all that day at the Basilica of St. Peter. Please join us for this
is required is to just lend a sympathetic ear, it’s meaningful special prayer for most vulnerable in our midst and for
to someone. If you want to give of your time to help us their mothers. If you would like further information,
help those in need, call Vince Spinosa at 630/668-2126. please contact Mary Scholp, at (630) 718-2121.
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Share the holiday spirit...
You can help make the holidays brighter for residents of the DuPage Convalescent Center by
contributing a gift for their Annual Resident Holiday Party. Boxes marked “DuPage
Convalescent Center” will be in the Coat Room of the church on the weekends of November
27/28, December 4/5 and December 11/12. A wish list has been provided by the center, and they
ask that all donations be new and NOT WRAPPED so they can select the perfect gift for each
resident. If you have any questions, please call Cindy Grady at 630-653-6335.
Used items can be donated to our resale shop, which also benefits our residents. Thank you!
G IFTS F OR G IFTS F OR G IFTS F OR
Women Everyone Men
Decorated Sweat Tops* Soft Chocolate Candy Two-piece Sweatsuits*
Two-piece Sweatsuits* Boxed Holiday Cookies Undershirts (sleeveless)*
Pajama Pants Sugar Free Candy Cubs, Sox, Bears, Bulls Attire—
Socks Sugar Free Cookies t-shirts, sweatshirts and hats
Spray Perfume Fleece Throws Pajama Pants
Nail Polish and Polish Remover Postage Stamps Men’s Cologne & After Shave
Nail Files and Nail Buffers Steno Pads and Pens Hand Lotion
Makeup—blush and lipstick Recent Release Movies on DVD Electric Razors
Hand Lotion 2009 Wall Calendars Tube Socks
Hair Accessories with large numbers Watches (inexpensive, large face)
Watches (inexpensive, large face) Disposable Cameras Talking Watches (Radio Shack)
Talking Watches (Radio Shack) Batteries (C, D, AAA, AA)
*Size Small - 3XL
Med & L Holiday Gift Bags
*Size Small - 3X Christmas Wrapping Paper Machine Washable Only
Machine Washable Only Target, Walmart and Visa
Music on CD, all genres
Handheld Video Games
Large Print Crosswords
Large Print Word Finds
Books on Tape
Portable CD Players
Portable Radios with CD Player
Monetary donations to purchase special requests are also appreciated! Please make checks
payable to DuPage Convalescent Center Foundation. Thank you for helping share the
holiday spirit with our residents!!
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St. James the Apostle Parish
Christmas Basket Program 2010
What Is It ?
The Christmas Basket program is a long-standing tradition at St. James the Apostle church. It began
shortly after St. James was founded, and has continued up to the present day.
The basic idea of the program is to prepare a “basket”, that is, to pack together the makings for a
holiday meal for a family in St. Elizabeth’s Parish in Chicago or local Catholic Charities family. St.
James families include additional food, a small new wrapped gift for each child and clothing. Used items, in
good condition, like bicycles can also be transported. The sealed boxes are then packed into a semi-
truck and delivered to the church volunteers from St. James.
How Can We Participate ?
Each recipient family is listed on a card, showing the family members’ names and ages. The card may
also list size information; this is available for those people who would like to include gifts in addition
to the food, but this is not required, and is at your discretion. The packing instruction list provides a
list of stores from which gift certificates
can be obtained, if desired. Food, Food, Food! Don’t forget to buy early on sale!
The cards listing the families will be distributed after all Masses beginning the weekend of November 20-21, 2010, as well
as on Thanksgiving Day, and on Nov. 27 & 28. Finished packages must be dropped off on Friday,
December 10th in the St. James Ministry Center Parking Lot between 7 - 9 A.M. OR 4 - 7 P.M.
We are once again looking forward to working with the many parishioners of St. James and friends who wish
to share some of our abundant gifts with our neighbors. Many thanks to those who have worked to make this
a success; this is truly a parish-wide effort.
Chuck Reiss (630-858-5381; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Member of the St. James Christmas Basket Committee
We are requesting 1 suggestion to keep the TIPs Booklet fresh and current. You can report a broken link
or add a new keyword for the index or add a new article. www.stjamesge.org/TIPs/. E-mail suggestions are
preferred or bring a written suggestion with your boxes, due on Friday, December 10th.
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his eek at t. ames ass ntentions
Monday, November 22 Christ the King Sunday, November 21
4:15 P.M.—CH-Children’s Choir Rehearsal 7:30 A.M.—Adrienne McCormick—Maryann Oblak
6:00 P.M.—CH-Second Collection Rehearsal 9:30 A.M.—Mary Kennedy—Mary and Dick Dandurand
6:30 P.M.—SJH2/3-Catechist Formation Mtg. Middle School 11:30 A.M.—The Parishioners
7:00 P.M.—RCTRY-Parish Council Meeting
8:00 P.M.—FL-AA Meeting
Monday, November 22
Tuesday, November 23-11:30 Dismissal & P/T Conferences 8:00 A.M.—Mary M. Hoyt—McLean Family
8:00 A.M.—CH-School Mass Bernadette Bax—Bax-Wincup Family
12:00 P.M.—GYM-Parent/Teacher Conferences Joseph, Loretta and Van Prosi—
7:30 P.M.—SJH1-Knights of Columbus Meeting
Wednesday, November 24-Education Center Closed ·························································································································································································································································
Thursday, November 25-Thanksgiving Day Tina Cacich—Joyce Wagner-Smith
Education Center and Ministry Center Closed John Koldras—Clarence and Sally Sterowski
8:30 A.M.—CN-Christmas Basket Program Tuesday, November 23
9:00 A.M.—CH-Thanksgiving Day Celebration of Eucharist
8:00 A.M.—Jerry Ouper—Gail and Dale Simek
Friday, November 26-
Education Center and Ministry Center Closed Wednesday, November 24
8:30 A.M.—CH/CN-Art and Environment Setup Advent 8:00 A.M.—Santo Cinquegrani—Rosaria Cinquegrani
Saturday, November 27 Fidel Vale—Modesta Banal
7:30 A.M.—MCDR/K-Cursillo Meeting ·························································································································································································································································
7:30 A.M.—SJH1/K-Fall Blood Drive Alfred Desparrois—Geri Desparrois
3:30 P.M.—CH-Second Collection Setup and Play at Mass Dorothy Niedzielko—Joan Jilek
4:00 P.M.—CN-Christmas Basket Program/Scrip Deacon Manny and Barbara Scavone—
4:00 P.M.—CTRM-Collection for DuPage Convalescent Center
Sunday, November 28-First Sunday of Advent
Annie and Patrick McEnroe ··········
LIFE Sunday Thursday, November 25
7:00 A.M.—CN-Christmas Basket Program/Scrip 9:00 A.M.—Frank and Gertrude Kuhn—Bea Kuh
7:00 A.M.—CR-Collection for DuPage Convalescent Center Friday, November 26
8:45 A.M.—SJH1-Adult Choir Warmup 8:00 A.M.—COMMUNION SERVICE
9:30 A.M.— PRESCHRMS-Preschool Catechetical Classes Saturday, November 27
11:30 A.M.—CH-RCIA Rite of Acceptance 5:00 P.M.—Bruss and Greenen Families—Family
12:00 P.M.—SJH2/3-Breaking Open the Word Sunday, November 28
5:00 P.M.—SJH2/3/K-HSYM Dinner
7:30 A.M.—Jim Mikutis—Mark, Gail and Melissa Johnson
6:00 P.M.—CH-LIFE Mass
9:30 A.M.—Intentions of the School Faculty—Fr. John Ouper
11:30 A.M.—Robert J. Galgan—The Gilligan Family
6:00 P.M.—The Parishioners
Saints and Special Observances
Art and Environment Wants You to Join Us Monday: St. Cecilia; Thirty-fourth or Last Week in
This year as we come together to transform the church Ordinary Time
Tuesday: St. Clement I; St. Columban;
for the seasons, we are in need of new members. Blessed Miguel Agustín Pro
Visually our eyes are seasonally invited to the Wednesday: St. Andrew Dung-Lac & Companions
importance of the liturgical seasons. Being a part of Thursday: St. Catherine of Alexandria;
the Art & Environment Committee is to be a part of Thanksgiving Day
helping in the transformation process. It is helping the Saturday: Blessed Virgin Mary
community by assisting in the staging of flowers, the
draping of cloths and the openness to allow God to Readings for the Week
Monday: Rv 14:1-3, 4b-5; Lk 21:1-4
speak through what we see. We invite everyone to our
Tuesday: Rv 14:14-19; Lk 21:5-11
next time of transformation which is for the season of Wednesday: Rv 15:1-4; Lk 21:12-19
Advent on Friday, November 26th from 8:30 - Thursday: Rv 18:1-2, 21-23; 19:1-3, 9a;
11:30 A.M. in the church and our next committee Lk 21:20-28
meeting on Tuesday, November 30th from 7:00 - Friday: Rv 20:1-4, 11 — 21:2; Lk 21:29-33
8:30 P.M. in the Ministry Center. If you have any Saturday: Rv 22:1-7; Lk 21:34-36
questions, please contact Fr. John at 630/469-7540. Sunday: Is 2:1-5; Ps 122; Rom 13:11-14;
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Liturgical Assignments for November 27-28, 2010
Mass 5:00 P.M. 7:30 A.M. 9:30 A.M. 11:30 A.M. 6:00 P.M.
Lectors D. Birns T. Shanley K. Motsinger D. Kalafut LIFE Mass
Ministers C/M. Reilley-S. Birns, C/J. Carcione-J. Carey, C/M. Griffin-M. Dandu- C/R. Galgan-P. Peters,
of the M. Hagearty, J. Gawron, S. Banks, S. Braun, rand, J. Griffin, L. Felder, T. Omana, C. Hogan,
Eucharist M. Brennan, Needs J. Johnson, H. Kuhn, ME Finnane, F. Lyne, P. Hogan, J. Jackson,
Minister, Needs Minister, P. Rotunno, J. Pugliese, V. Romano, K. Sichrovsky, J. Jackson, P. Sansone,
V. Fox, S. Chitkowksi, ML McLennan Pugliese, J. Kaiser, P. Kaiser, J. Berent, L. Omana,
Needs Minister R. Banks D. Ashley, E. Braman S. Andersen, D. Galgan
Ushers [J. Fleischfresser] [J. Jourdan] [J. Molin] [T. Pere]
B. Ashley, C. Birns, J. Adamek, F. Bourque, T. Adamik, J. Arnish, R. Barbera, D. Brevort,
C. DeMory, M. Gerdeman, R. Grieco, W. Hyndman, R. Dvorak, J./R. Ecker,
S. Gawron, M. Kay, G. Howard, T. Hrovatin, A. Kurpiewski, R. Kolman, C. McLaughlin,
S. O’Malley,P. Parks, G. Leakakos, N. Kurpiewski, J. Lopez, D. Mueller, B. McNeily,
J. White, G. Winter, R. Nowakowski, J. Rossi, Wm. Richerson, K. Sandowski, J. Schoditsch,
P. Zaura J. Moolayil, M. Serra, J. Stears M. Streicher, J. Zavorski
Servers H. Johnson, L. Minniti, P. Broncato, F. Iacopelli, B. Bair, C. Bair, A. Olp, R. Olp, A. Rueth, M. Rueth,
M. Schrauth, M. Schuessler D. Kucharz, A. Herrmann M. Micklo, G. Moran A. Peterson, J. Hogan M. Rueth, N. Rueth
Presider Fr. John J. Ouper Fr. John J. Ouper Fr. John J. Ouper Fr. John J. Ouper Fr. John J. Ouper
Attention Liturgical Ministers:
Please refer to your schedule for the liturgical assignments for the
9:00 A.M. Celebration of the Eucharist on Thanksgiving Day.
Thank you and have a blessed holiday!
Altar Server Assignments for November 22 - 26, 2010
Monday, November 22 8:00 A.M. M. King, T. Lorish
Tuesday, November 23 8:00 A.M. B. Baehl, Z. Berg
Wednesday, November 24 8:00 A.M. M. Fogarty, B. Jochum
Thursday, November 25 9:00 A.M. K. Solomon, M. Matker, B. Pyle, Needs Minister
Friday, November 19 8:00 A.M. COMMUNION SERVICE
Ministry Center Hours: The Ministry Center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Mass Cards: Are available at the Ministry Center during regular business hours. A $10.00 donation is requested.
Baptism: Parents are required to attend a Baptismal Preparation Class prior to their child’s Baptism.Classes are held on the 1st Thursday of the month at
7 P.M. in the Church. Baptisms are celebrated at 12:45 P.M.on Sundays—Pre-registration for both the class and the Sacrament are required. Please
call the Ministry Center at 630.469.7540.
Marriage: Arrangements for the Sacrament of Marriage are to be made at least six months in advance through an appointment at the
Ministry Center. Please contact the parish prior to reserving a space for your wedding reception.
Sacrament of the Sick: If you or someone you know are in need of this sacrament please contact the Ministry Center at any time. In order to arrange for
communion to be brought to the sick and shut-ins, please contact Sister Irene at 630.469.7540. ext. 13.
Funerals Should be arranged by an immediate member of the family. You may call the Ministry Center (630.469.7540) at anytime.
RCIA: (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults): Person interested in joining the Catholic Church and learning more about our beliefs and way of life,
please contact Fr. John or Deacon John the Ministry Center.
Religious Education and Youth Ministry: Pre-School (age 3 - Kindergarten)—Sun: 9:30 - 10:30 A.M. Gr.1-5—Tues or Wed: 4:30 - 6:00 P.M. or Sat:
9:00 -10:15 A.M., Gr.6-7-8—Sat: 9:00 - 10:15 A.M. or in small community, home settings Wed. or Sun. Evenings. Youth Ministry Mass: 2nd and 4th Sun
of the month at 6:00 P.M. preceded by High School edition of the Walk at 4:00 - 5:00 P.M. and Middle School edition of the Walk at 7:00 - 8:00 P.M.
Parish Boundaries: North:South Side of Roosevelt Road; South: Tollway; East:DuPage River; West: Blanchard south to President. President Street
south to 22nd. 22nd Street east to Wheaton City limits. Wheaton City limits extending south from 22nd Street to Butterfield Road. Butterfield Road west
to Leask. Leask south to the East-West Tollway (I-88)
Registration: New members of the community are asked to call the Ministry Center to register, Monday through Friday 9:00 A.M.- 4:00 P.M. Please also
remember to notify the Ministry Center if you are moving out of the parish.
Bulletin Articles: Are required to be in the Ministry Center by 10:00 A.M. of the Friday 9 days prior to the Sunday Bulletin in which they are to appear.
Please include the name and phone number of the person submitting the article. (Holidays may change due dates for articles due to publishing demands.)
The Ministry Center staff has final approval on all bulletin articles. Articles may be e-mailed to: email@example.com
Pulpit Announcements: Are limited and must be submitted to the Ministry Center in writing with a contact name and phone number by 9 A.M. on the
Monday morning prior to the Sunday you wish them announced. The Ministry Center staff has final approval on all pulpit announcements. Please do
not post flyers or posters in the church.
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