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					Brothers
and sisters:
You were
buried with
him in
baptism,
in which
you were
also raised
with him
through
faith in the
power of
God,
who raised
him from
the dead.
       Col 2:12




                  St. Peter and Paul Church, Oberammergau
St. Thomas More Roman Catholic Church                                                                               8501 Calumet Avenue, Munster, IN 46321
                 Mission Statement : The Roman Catholic Saint Thomas More Parish Family welcomes and invites every person to
                 join us on our journey in faith and celebration. With the grace and guidance of the Holy Spirit, and through Sacred
                 Scripture and Tradition, we proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all, especially in loving service to those in need. As
                 part of the Universal Church, we affirm the dignity of every person. All this we do to give glory and honor to God.

Pastoral Staff                                                                                            Sacramental Information
Pastor .......................................Reverend Michael J. Yadron; Ext. 312                        Confessions
                                                                    myadron@stm-church.com                Saturdays............................................................. 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Associate Pastor .......................... Reverend Richard C. Holy; Ext. 314                            First Friday ...............................1/2 hour before the 6:30 a.m. Mass
                                                                          rholy@stm-church.com            Baptisms............................... First and Third Sundays at 1:00 p.m.
Deacons.................................................................. Mr. Joseph Stodola                        Parents must be registered parishioners and regularly
............................................................................ Dr. Napoleon Tabion                    attending at least six months before the baptism. At least
............................................................................ Mr. Daniel Zurawski                    one of the godparents must be a practicing Catholic.
Stewardship Director...................................... Noreen Bickel; Ext. 330                        Pre Baptism Class .....................................2nd Tuesday 7:00 p.m.
Pastoral Care Coordinator ............ Deacon Napoleon Tabion; Ext. 315                                   Parents must call the Parish Office to schedule class and/or Baptism.
Director of Religious Formation ......... Mrs. Sandra Morgan; Ext. 332                                    Marriage .............. Must be a registered, practicing member of the
                                                                                                                                   parish at least six months before beginning the
Parish Office Staff                                                                                                                six month preparation program for marriage.
Office Hours: Monday ~ Friday 8:00 am to 8:00 pm                                                          Communion calls and visits to Hospitals and Homebound: Call
               Saturday            8:00 am to 4:00 pm                                                     the Parish Office for Sacraments at hospital or at home.
Web Site www.stm-church.com
E-mail address is: parish.office@stm-church.com
                                                                                                          New Parishioner Registration
Office Phone………. 836-8610                               Office Fax............ 836-9185
Bulletin Editor............................................. Mrs. Pam Pasyk; Ext. 309                     To make it as convenient as possible for you, new parishioners may
E-mail address for bulletin is: bulletin@stm-church.com                                                   register at any time in the Parish Office.
Daytime Receptionist ................................ Mrs. Susan Strain; Ext. 310                         New Parishioner Orientation
Evening Receptionist ............................. Ms. Veronica Brtos; Ext. 310                           New parishioners are invited to attend a New Parishioner Orienta-
                                                                                                          tion at 9:00 a.m. in the Solar Room on the last Sunday of every
Pastoral Ministries                                                                                       month. If you have not yet registered and want more information
Circle of Prayer ........................................ Mary Jo Humpfer 836-5002                        about our parish, you are welcome to attend the orientation.
Environment & Art ............................................ Jean Bados 836-8610
Eucharistic Ministers.......................................... Ruth Banas 836-5387
..................................................................... Carole Mackey 923-8816
Hospitality Ministry .......................................Ann D’Orazio 838-9343                         St. Thomas More Religious Education
Lectors ............................................................... Jim Kaspar 836-2343               Kindergarten through 8th Grade
Music Ministry .................... Miss Angie Lorandos 836-8610, Ext. 338                                Office Hours:M-F 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Nursery ................................................. Kaaren A. Mashura 836-5079                      Religious Education Phone ........................................................... 836-8610
St. Vincent de Paul ............................ Mrs. Kathy Georgelas 836-8610                            Director ........................................................ Mrs. Sandra Morgan; Ext. 332
SVDP Youth Conference ....................................... Ami Sell 937-2620                           Administrative Assistant ................................ Mrs. Charlotte Herr; Ext. 336
Vocations Committee .............................. Mrs. Mary Kochis 322-7262                              Grades K through 8 ~ Wed. & Thurs. 4:30 ~ 6:00 p.m.
2010-2011 Pastoral Council                                                                                Pastoral Commissions Chairpersons
Tom Alexander, Co-Chair .................... Kevin Cloghessy, Chairperson                                 Formation/Education ................................................... Mrs. Barbara Topete
Timothy Etter ..................................................................Don Kopenec               Parish Life................................................................. Mrs. Elaine Herrmann
Jackie Kovach ................................................................ Phil McIntosh              Peace & Social Justice ..................................................... Mr. David Kapala
Dwight Reed ............................................................... Susan Rousseau                Spirituality & Worship................................................ Mrs. Margot Blocher
James Secviar .............................................................. Linda Stefanich              Stewardship .................................................................. Mrs. Noreen Bickel
Joyce Stodola ............................................................ Joann Wleklinski

St. Thomas More School                                                                                    Parish Organizations
                                                                                                          Altar & Rosary Society ........................................ Cindy Keilman 923-9862
Pre-School through 8th Grade                                                                              Elizabeth Ministry ................................................Pam Domasica 838-7940
Office Hours: M-F 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.                                                                  Holy Name Society ..................................................... Joe Adams 865-3566
School web site ~ www.stm-school.com                                                                      Senior Citizens ....................................................... Tina Candella 922-7814
School Phone ......... 836-9151 School Fax ......................... 836-0982                             Respect Life ............................................................ Alice Wohler 836-5337
Principal ................................................... Mr. Chet Nordyke; Ext. 328                  Knights of Columbus .................................. Gregg Blocher (219) 902-1171
School Administrative Assistant…..Mrs. Jennifer Gonzalez; Ext. 328                                        Blue Army .................................................. Rose Marie Malburg 836-8779
School Reception & Office Associate Mrs. Mary Jo Biscan; Ext. 329                                         Finance ................................................................ Barbara Shaver 838-9200
Dir. of Student Special Services ................. Mrs. Tina Boyle; Ext. 323                              Planned Giving ..................................................................... Ken Krupinski
Home & School Association. ................. Mrs. Vesna Sopcic 864-1721                                   Building Maintenance .................................................... Bob Ray 924-6472
                                                                                                          Boy Scouts .............................................................. Roger Jachna 322-0769
Parish & School Offices Associate……......Mrs. Candy Ally, Ext. 311                                        Cub Scouts ............................................................... Steve Hrinda 923-6438
Parish & School Offices Associate ........ Mrs. Pam Wadycki; Ext. 339                                     Girl Scouts ......................................................... Barbara Jamrose 922-3783
                                                                                                          Catering/Hall Rental ........................................ Kathleen Pagorek 972-0539
Cornerstone Center                                                                                        Moms’ Group ............................................................ Kim Power 838-5058
8635 Calumet Avenue ~ Munster, IN 46321                                                                   Ushers Club ......................................................... Jim Marmalejo 836-1463
Phone .................................................................................... 836-2660       Gabriel Project ..................................................... Kathy Trotman 836-4329
Fax ........................................................................................ 836-2655


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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time                                                                   July 25, 2010

              CELEBRANTS
              Saturday, July 31
         5:30 p.m.    Fr. Mike Yadron
              Sunday, August 1                          SUNDAY, JULY 25th—Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
         6:30 p.m.    Fr. Mike Yadron                     6:30 am Mary Skalba (Ann.) by Mr. & Mrs. William Kvasnica
         8:00 a.m.    Fr. Mike Yadron                     8:00 am For Our Parish Family Living and Deceased
        10:00 a.m.    Fr. Rick Holy                       10:00 am Salvatore Agnello (Ann.) by Peter & Rosa Merlo
       12:00 Noon     Fr. Rick Holy                       12:00 pm Patricia S. & John J. Thomas by Maura & Michael
                                                             Rowley
                                                        MONDAY, JULY 26th—St. Joachim & St. Anne, Parents of the
                                                             Blessed Virgin Mary
  Monday, July 26                                         6:30 am Ann Carnavacciolo by Husband and Daughters
  New Servers                                             8:30 am Joseph Kvasnica Sr. (Ann.) by Mr. & Mrs. William
                                                             Kvasnica
  Tuesday, July 27
  New Servers                                           TUESDAY, JULY 27th
                                                          6:30 am Joseph Serafin (Ann.) by Daughter Corrine Nosich
  Wednesday, July 28                                      8:30 am Rose Eatinger by Mudro Family
  New Servers                                             10:00 am Stephen Vargo by Mary Ann Hajduch
  Thursday, July 29                                       (MASS AT MED-INN CHAPEL, Group 1)
  New Servers
                                                        WEDNESDAY, JULY 28th
  Friday, July 30                                         6:30 am Conrad & Frances Borck by Paul & Margaret Canady
  New Servers                                             8:30 am In Thanksgiving for 54 Years of Marriage of Paul &
                                                             Arlene Larson
  Saturday, July 31
  8:30 am     New Servers                               THURSDAY, JULY 29th—St. Martha
  5:30 pm     GW. & M. Childs, E. & R. Jachna,            6:30 am Celso Alikpala (Ann.) by Tabion Family
              E. Johnson / MC ~ Meg/Steve                 9:00 am In Thanksgiving for 50 Years of Marriage of Jim & Jean
  Sunday, August 1                                           Schreiner
  6:30 am    M. & M. Blocher, M. Doherty                FRIDAY, JULY 30th—St. Peter Chrysologus
  8:00 am    C. Slivka, C. Wadlow, K. & M. Yeager,        6:30 am Stephen Cichy (Ann.) by Family
             V. Zaczyk                                    8:30 am Philip Candella by Wife Tina
             MC ~ Bill
  10:00 am   AJ. & M. Argamasilla, M. Lee, C. Lusk,     SATURDAY, JULY 31st—St. Ignatius of Loyola
             M. McGrath                                   8:30 am John Rybicki by Wife & Family
             MC ~ Ryan                                    2:00 pm Hecimovich/Schmidt Nuptials
  12:00 noon S. O’Brien, E. Diaz, K. Kennedy              5:30 pm Louis Biedron by Wife
             MC ~ Ted
                                                        SUNDAY, AUGUST 1st—Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
                                                          6:30 am For Our Parish Family Living and Deceased
                                                          8:00 am Frances Thiel by Wife Margaret
                                                          10:00 am Anne Baranowski by All Seasons Chorale
                                                          12:00 pm Julia Lyle by Julia Favorite



     Sacrificial Offering for July 18, 2010
     Adult                      $ 24,108.00
     Loose                        $ 1,188.00
     Children                        $ 66.52
     TOTAL                       $ 25,362.50
                                                        Bann II—Jennifer Maloney & Frederick Herman, Jr.
      Thank you for your generosity.                     Bann III—Melissa Hecimovich & Nicholas Schmidt

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  Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
  People have lots of prayers that they would like answered. Whether it is
  petitions written into the Book of Intercessions at church, requests made              SUNDAY, July 25
    of a priest or a friend, entreaties offered to God before bed, or appeals            St. Vincent De Paul Food Collection ~ All Masses
      made in the midst of a crisis, we are always looking for an answer.                9:00 am      New Parishioner Orientation ~ Solar Room
 Sometimes we pray knowing what we want, like a child sitting on Santa's
                                                                                         MONDAY, July 26
      lap with a list of Christmas toys. And many times we pray with the
 expectation that God will see things our way and give us what we ask for.               7:00 pm  Blue Army ~ Chapel
          In this week's Gospel, Jesus teaches his disciples about prayer.               7:30 pm  Knights of Columbus ~ Solar Room
   Luke's version of the Lord's Prayer is a little different from Matthew's,
   but it is essentially the same. In Jesus' methodology, prayer starts with             TUESDAY, July 27
 praising God (hallowed be your name) and then asks God to do what God                   9:15 am —6:30 pm Eucharistic Adoration ~ Chapel
   wants (your kingdom come). Only then does prayer move on to posing                    1:00 pm     Prayer/Vocations ~ Chapel
   our requests for God's consideration (give us each day our daily bread).              6:00 pm     Divine Mercy Chaplet ~ Chapel
 And finally we ask for God's help (forgive us our sins). The Lord's Prayer
       became so much a part of Christian praying that the Fathers of the                WEDNESDAY, July 28
   Church (early Christian writers like St. Augustine, St. Gregory, and St.              6:30 pm St. Vincent De Paul ~Conference Room
     Leo the Great) recommended that if a person couldn't remember any                   7:00 pm Festival Committee ~ Solar Room
   other prayer (like a psalm) he or she should just pray the Lord's Prayer
                                      instead.                                           SUNDAY, August 1
         The method of prayer that Jesus lays out for his disciples includes             Blood Drive ~8:00 am-1:00 pm ~Cornerstone/Weis Center
 one final aspect-one that we like to forget. Luke's version puts it this way,
   "for we ourselves forgive everyone in debt to us." More commonly we
  say, "as we forgive those who trespass against us." Are we ready to have
   God act that way toward us? Do we really want God to treat us the way
   we treat others? That is the challenge, if we continue to pray the Lord's                         Pastoral Care Ministry
                               Prayer day after day.                                    If a family member or friend is ill at home or in the hospital &
                                                                                       cannot make it to Mass, please contact our Pastoral Care Office
                                                                                         at 836-8610, #315 and we will be glad to bring Communion.


c leas
Coleen Alexander
                     e pray for the sick of our parish...
                         Chuck Heggi                   David Moll
Margaret Amatulli
Doris Aurelio
                         Eleanore Heggi
                         Marie Henke
                                                       Gerald Moran
                                                       Jean Narvid
                                                                                                        bâÜ WxtÜÄç WxÑtÜàxw
Maria Aurelio            Evelyn Hennes                 Donna Nichols
Irene Baker              Ray Humpfer                   Steven Nowaczyk                                    Marian Dzurovsak
Cody Baldwin             Steve Izzo                    Bella O’Bryan
F. Barrios               Dennis Jablonski              Valerie O’Donnell
Antonio Belmonte         Elizabeth Jacob               Danny Ogren
Tom Bernacke             Stanley Jayjack               Ruth Ospalski
Michael Berry            Rosemary Jerzak-Staszel       Audrey Ostroff
Michael Blazevich        Emery Johns                   Johanna Petruch                                                      Kyle Fuzhi
Michael Boston           Dorothy Jurkash               Andrew Pieczyrak                                              son of Fred & Barbara Farnell
Cheryl Bostrom           Debbie Kaczka                 Stanley Pilarczyk
Stephany Burney
Dorothy Campbell
                         Robert Kalka
                         Margaret A. Kapala
                                                       Elizabeth Pilones
                                                       Adam Potapczak
                                                                                                                           Luke Patrick
James Campbell           Carol Keilman                 Helen Pukoszek                                                son of Patrick & Nicole Long
Lorraine Caparelli       Rev. Matthew Kish             Kristen Rubin
Barbara Cak              Josephine Knesek              Anthony Saklaczynski
Thomas Cak               Janet Knight                  Ed Sandrick
Al Carollo
Carol Carollo
                         Alice Kolember
                         Ken Kors
                                                       Ann Sardella
                                                       George Sauer
                                                                                              Summer Bulletin Deadline
Kathleen Cecil           Dorothy Kovach                Marie Schultz                   During the summer months, all bulletin articles must be submitted
Joseph Cwiok             Louis Kovach                  Marianne Schwartz               at least 2 weeks prior to the publication date by 10:00 a.m. in order
Jacqueline Morrow        Miller Krizmanic              William Schwartz                             to meet printing deadlines (until 9/15/10).
Christian                Rose Krizmanic                Zachery Scriff
Frank Coman              Helen Krull                   James Secviar
Vincent Corsello         Julia Kukta                   Renee Shehan
John Costa               Jerome Kula                   Cynthia Sindall                       Readings for the Week of July 25, 2010
Mike Curtain             Debbie Le Monier              Lydia Skorupa
Irene Dettmer            Mary Leahy                    Carolyn Smiley                    Sunday:          Gn 18:20-32/Col 2:12-14/Lk 11:1-13
Irene Dickey             Jo Lisiniewicz                Deborah Stareck                   Monday:          Jer 13:1-11/Mt 13:31-35
David Drewniak           Edward Liskiewicz             Charles Stevens                   Tuesday:         Jer 14:17-22/Mt 13:36-43
Debra Dunn               Stanley Liskiewicz            Carolyn Sutley                    Wednesday:       Jer 15:10, 16-21/Mt 13:44-46
Marian Dzurovsak         Maria Lovell                  Georgianne Suto
John L. Estrada          Carole Mackey                 Rose Theis                        Thursday:        Jer 18:1-6/Jn 11:19-27 or Lk 10:38-42
Elizabeth Follmer        Gregory Mahoney               Margaret Thiel                    Friday:          Jer 26:1-9/Mt 13:54-58
John Forde               Mary Manchak                  Gerardo Trevino                   Saturday:        Jer 26:11-16, 24/Mt 14:1-12
Phyllis Garber           Brady Martin                  Larry Trilli                      Next Sunday:     Eccl 1:2; 2:21-23/Col 3:1-5, 9-11/Lk 12:13-21
Andrea Garritano         Kathryn McBride               Anthony Ubuane
Joseph Gasiorek          Joseph McShane                Julia Vrbanich
Dorothy Gillespie        Joseph Mendoza                Adele Wall
Howard Gralewski         Faye Meny                     Sally Walters
James Grunewald          Sandi Merlo                   Lucille Wonnell
Ceil Guziar              Olga Mihalo                   Cecilia Ziegler
Amy Hayes                Andrew Moll                                          Page 4
                                                    The Pastor’s Page
         OUR CATHOLIC GERMANY PILGRIMS                                          GET IT OUT OF YOUR SYSTEM
                                                                  Students, can you believe that school is less than a month
                                                                away now?!
                                                                  I do not know where the summer has gone, but it appears
                                                                to be vanishing rather quickly.
                                                                  When the students come back to school in August, they
                                                                will find that a lot of things have happened. The school has
                                                                been thoroughly cleaned and a number of classrooms now
                                                                even sport a coat of new paint.
                                                                  And the gym.
                                                                  Wow.
                                                                  Wait until you see the gym!
                                                                  The lights have been replaced, walls have been repaired,
                                                                and it has received a fresh coat of paint on the walls and
                                                                ceiling. The floor has also been redone.
                                                                  We are looking forward to another good year as well as
                                                                welcoming many new students.
                                                                  Enjoy these last few weeks of “freedom.”
                                                                  See you soon!

                                                                                  ON THE LIGHTER SIDE
                                                                    Guide to being handy around the house this summer...
  They say a picture tells a thousand words. From the               If you can't find a screwdriver, use a knife. If you break
picture above, most of the words apparently being said              off the tip, it's an improved screwdriver.
were, “We’re having fun!”                                           Try to work alone. An audience is rarely any help.
  This picture was taken a few days before we left Germany          Despite what you may have been told by your mother,
to come back home after our pilgrimage.                             praying and cursing are both helpful in home repair but
  It was a wonderful experience in many ways. The                   only if you are working alone.
Passion Play in Oberammergau, of course, was the most               Work in the kitchen whenever you can. Many fine tools
important experience. I have looked forward to seeing that          are there and you are close to the refrigerator.
play for years now. It is performed every ten years by a            If it's electronic, get a new one, or consult a twelve-year
community that made a promise to God in the mid-1600’s              -old.
that, if God would deliver the community from the plague,           Stay simple minded: Get a new battery; replace the
they would perform the Passion Play every ten years.                bulb or fuse; see if the tank is empty; try turning it to the
  They have been fulfilling that promise ever since.                "on" switch; or just paint over it.
  There are many times that we make promises to God.                Always take credit for miracles. If you dropped the
Some of them are frivolous and some of them are profound.           alarm clock while taking it apart and it suddenly starts
However, how many of those promises actually get fulfilled?         working, you have fixed it.
  God loves us, completely, entirely, eternally. God asks us        Regardless of what people say, kicking, pounding, and
to love Him in return.                                              throwing sometimes DOES help.
  But we often allow other things or people to get in the way       If something looks level, it is level.
of our relationship with God. Then, when things look really         If at first you don't succeed, redefine success.
bad, we promise God the world if He plucks us from our              Above all, if what you've done is stupid, but it works,
dilemma. However, as soon as life gets better, we forget            then it isn't stupid.
those promises.
  Let us remember to live for the Lord today.
Let us make our worship count!




Priests and deacons have served the Diocese of Gary more
than fifty years. Others have served in the territory that is
now the Diocese of Gary. Please pray for those men who
have been called to God and whose anniversaries of death
are this week:
         July 25: Msgr. Michael A. Campagna (1979)
         July 29: Rev. Richard Ameling (2008)
         July 30: Deacon Walter Stone (1978)
         July 31: Bishop John F. Noll (1956)

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                  My Two Cents                                                         Religious Education
                  Thoughts on Stewardship  
                                                                                                            Virtus Training
                      Living Stewardship                                                      August 21st from 9:45 a.m. until 12:15 p.m.
                                                                                           Call the Parish Office at (219) 836-8610 to register.
 We all know the Lord’s Prayer by heart. It rolls easily off our                              Questions? Contact Sandi Morgan at #332.
 lips, but when was the last time you stopped and gave it some
  thought? Jesus tells the disciples and us, “when you pray say                                  Important Registration Information:
   ‘Father.” Jesus invites us to be persistent in our prayer. We                         Register NOW for fall 2010-2011school sessions. In an
 hear him in the Gospel today describing God’s immeasurable                           attempt to continue our lower tuition rates we are requesting
  generosity when He says, “Whoever asks, receives; whoever                           full tuition payment at registration. If you cannot pay in full,
 seeks , finds; whoever knocks, is admitted.” But it should also                                      a payment plan can be arranged.
be the description of us as Christian stewards—those seeking to
                                                                                  •   Tuition — $105.00 for the first student and $25.00 for each
       follow Christ by using our gifts in service to others.                         additional member
                                                                                  • There is a Sacramental fee of $5.00 for First Penance & First
                   Share YOUR thoughts at:                                            Holy Communion and a $25.00 Confirmation fee.
                  mytwocents@stm-church.com                                        A Roman Catholic baptismal certificate is required with registration
                                                                                                           for all new students.
                                                                                    Registration will not be accepted without a baptismal certificate.
                                                                                      Director of Religious Education—Sandi Morgan (219) 836-8610
 Greeters for July 31 & August 1, 2010
                                                                                          If you are interested in volunteering in the Religious
                                                                                         Education Program as a Catechist, Hall Monitor and/or
                                                                                               Substitute please call Mrs. Sandi Morgan at
                                                                                                836-8610 ext. 332 for more information.
                                                                                         Catechists are needed on the following days/grades :
                                                                                                          WEDNESDAY
                                                                                                    Kindergarten, Second Grade,
                         5:30 pm Mass                                                    Fourth Grade (2 openings), Fifth Grade (2 openings),
                 Chapel: Rob & Dorothy Mangus                                                 Sixth Grade (2 openings), Seventh Grade
                                                                                                           THURSDAY
       6:30 am Mass                           10:00 am Mass                                   Fourth Grade, Fifth Grade (2 openings),
          Chapel:                            Main: Chris Miller                              Seventh Grade, Eighth Grade (2 openings)
   Frances & John Plisky                  Chapel: Marge Szafranski
                                              Choir: Joe Arent
      8:00 am Mass
    Chapel: Cathy Lyons                       12:00 pm Mass
    Choir: Dagmar Reay                    Cynthia & Sophia Becker
                                                                                                  Holy Name Society
                                                                                  Our next meeting will take place on Monday, August 16th in
                                                                                  the Solar Room. Come early at 7:00 p.m. for the praying of
                                                                                    the Rosary. The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m.; a video and
                                                                                  refreshments will conclude the evening. In honor of Blessed
                                                                                   Mother Teresa’s 100th birthday (August 26th), our feature
                                                                                       video will be her true life story. Upcoming events :
                                                                                       September 20th: Guest Speaker, Fr. Dennis Blaney
                                                                                   September 28th: Evening of Reflection ~ Carmelite Shrine
                                                                                  Date to Be Announced: Guest Speaker, Fr. Jerry Schweitzer

             St. Thomas More Church Blood Drive
            8635 Calumet Avenue • Munster, IN 
                       Sunday, August 1st                                                   Right To Life Quilt Raffle.
          8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.— Cornerstone Center
                                                                                                              Raffle tickets will be on sale in the
                                                                                                             main vestibule of church this coming
                                                                                                            weekend, July 31/August 1. Proceeds
                                                                                                             go to Birth Choice Pregnancy Help
                                                                                                                     Center in Hammond.
                                                                                                              Tickets are $1/ea or 8 for $5 for a
                                                                                                             chance to win a patriotic handmade
                                                                                                                     quilt 75 x 65 inches.
                                                                                                            The drawing will be on August 7th and
                                                                                                                 winner need not be present.
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                                                                                                July 25, 2010


 St. Thomas More School
                                                                                        Pennies for the Poor
                                                                                   Teaching children to be good stewards starts at a
                                                                                     young age. This spring, Mrs. Samaan’s three
                                                                                     year old preschool class learned that helping
                                                                                   others in need is very important as they collected
                                                                                   “pennies for the poor” during the Lenten season.
                                                                                    The children generously collected and donated
                                                                                       over fifty dollars in pennies. Mrs. Samaan
                                                                                       carefully shopped, making these precious
                                                                                      donations stretch as far as possible and then
                                                                                     donated bags of groceries to the St. Thomas
                                                                                      More St. Vincent De Paul food pantry. The
                                                                                     children proudly walked their donations, via
                                                                                      wagon, from the Cornerstone Center to the
                                                                                   parish office and deposited them in the donation
                                                                                            bins located in the office lobby.
                                                                                   Thank you, children, for helping others who are
                                                                                                      less fortunate.




     Fall Sports Registration                                                                       Police,
      Deadline to register is Friday, July 30th.
                  Any STMS student entering
                                                                                                Firefighters &
        5th through 8th grade is eligible to participate.                                     Military Personnel
Fees are $10 for Cross Country (co-ed), $50 for Soccer (co-ed) and $50 for Volleyball
          (girls). Please make checks payable to “STM Athletics” & submit                        Are Honored
                              to the school office by July 30th.
                 Registration forms can be found on-line at www.nwicyo.org
                 or in the school office (school office hours for the summer
                are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until
                2:00 p.m.). Questions? Contact Joann Hajduch at (219) 836-8513.



 Seventh Grade Students Enjoy “China Day”
                                                                                                 In thanks and appreciation for the
                           In preparation for their field                                     guidance, service and protection they
                           trip to Chinatown and lunch                                              provide, area police officers,
                           at a Chinese restaurant, Mrs.                                      firefighters, emergency personnel and
                             Cusimano’s seventh grade                                          active and retired military personnel
                                social studies classes                                           were honored on May 18th at our
                             practiced eating with chop                                          weekly All School Mass. Nearly
                               sticks. The task proved                                        twenty community service employees
                              difficult for some as they                                           attended Mass and joined our
                          tried to master grasping small                                          administrators and Fr. Mike for
                            snacks such as popcorn and                                          refreshments following the liturgy.
                           Cheerios, and quite easy for
                              others. In either case, it                                       We thank all who have served our
                           provided lots of laughter and                                       country and our community in the
                           a real appreciation for the art                                   past and those who continue to protect
                           of eating with these delicate                                         our safety and freedom today.
                                        utensils.

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      Peace and Social Justice
                    Migrant Ministry
Migrant farm workers work long days for little pay. They
                                                                                                     Career
 work hard to make money that will help their families. A
great help to them is to spend a minimal amount of money
                                                                                                 Networking Group
                while they are here working.
From July 7-July 28, 2010 we are requesting your donation
     for toiletries like bath soap, shampoo, toothbrush,                     Mark your calendar to attend our next meeting on
  toothpaste, disposable razors, deodorant, mouth wash,                              Thursday, August 19, 2010 
shaving cream, combs/brushes. Q-Tips, antibiotic cream or                            Cornerstone (Weis) Center 
 ointment, band aid, dish soap, laundry detergent, bleach,                               7:00 p.m.—8:30 p.m. 
 toilet paper, paper towel, canned fruits and meat, peanut
 butter, pasta, pasta sauce and rice are also needed. These                                     Meet Colleen Soto, M. A.,
    items will be distributed after the migrant Mass on                                Career Group Manager at DePaul University,
                   Sunday, August 1, 2010.                                       and learn about how to leverage LINKEDIN Networking.  
  All items can be deposited in the box labeled Migrant                                Be prepared with business cards, resume or  
          Ministry at the main church vestibule                                      handbills (an abbreviated resume) to network.  
         or during weekdays by the parish office.                                          Dress to make your first impression. 
    Kindly label your bags--- for Migrant Ministry .
                                                                                               Benefits of Joining the
                                                                                             Career Networking Group:
          All Parishioners are Invited                                    

     to Join Us in Celebrating a Multi-Cultural                           
                                                                                   •       Face­to­face interaction always out­ranks       
                                                                          
          Mass with the Migrant Workers                                                    online dialogue 
                    Sponsored by                                          
                                                                                   •       Meet new people 
      St. Thomas More & St. John the Evangelist                           
                                                                                   •       Develop strategies for adapting to our 
              Sunday, August 1, 2010                                      
                                                                          
                                                                                           changing economy 
            4:00 p.m. at John Little Farm                                 
                                                                          
                                                                                   •       Share business connections 
         14315 Belshaw Road, Lowell, IN 46356                                      •       Professional will be on­hand to critique 
     Please bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share                                   your resume 
          during the potluck dinner after Mass.
      Please bring a lawn chair for your own use                                       Who Should Attend Our Meetings?
              during the Mass and dinner.                                     Anyone who would like to hone their networking skills 
   Those who would like to help with set-up can meet                             and meet new people, those who are employed, 
    at the south parking lot of STM .We will leave at                        unemployed or who can offer employment opportunities 
      1:30 PM sharp . For more information please                              through their current professional connections, and 
   check the bulletin board case at the front vestibule                        anyone who may be looking to make a career change  
      of the church or call Lynn Tabion –972-3719                                          or is new to the job market. 
    Maps are available at the parish office, front and
                     side entrances .                                        Where: The Cornerstone/Weis Center  
                                                                                   8635 Calumet Avenue in Munster, IN 
                                                                                        
                                                                             When: The third Thursday of every month at 7:00 p.m. 
                                                                      

                                                                         Any inquiries, please contact STMCareerGroup@gmail.com 
  Monsignor Weis Council Knights of Columbus
                                                                                                Open to Everyone! 
                   Golf Outing
Saturday, August 14th at Wicker Park in Highland
 Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. First tee off at 10:00 a.m.
         Open to all parish members and friends.                                               Theology On Tap
                   Prizes for the longest drive, closest to the      Young Catholic Adults in their 20’s & 30’s are invited to attend a
                   pin and longest putt. $60 includes greens       series of relaxing evenings with fellow young adults to discuss topics
                    fee, cart, steak dinner/drinks, 3 course        relevant to you and your faith. For more info: visit garyontap.com.
                       food/beverage tickets & gift bag.                                        St. Mary’s in Crown Point
                      Dinner to follow after the outing at                         invites you to join them on Wednesday (July 28) at
                               STM by the “barn”.                                7:00 p.m. at Crown Brewing in downtown Crown Point.
                          Dinner only tickets for $12.
                          Register soon to save a spot:                                     Our Lady of Grace in Highland
                       Dave Kritzer at (219) 838-4409 or                      invites you join them on Mondays (July 26 & August 9) at
                      Stan Lewandowski (219) 836-1878.                                7:30 p.m. at Sanfratello’s Pizza in Highland.

                                                                  Page 8
                         Travel Club News                                          Society of St. Vincent De Paul
                     Starved Rock State Park                                                  Food Pantry
                                                                                 Once again we need to ask for your help in
                     One of the 7 Wonders of Illinois                               restocking our pantry shelves with the
                      Thursday, August 19, 2010                                 following items: Spaghetti, Spaghetti Sauce,
                        8:15 a.m.—5:30 p.m.                                    Tomato Sauce, Canned Pasta, Canned Meats
                                                                                    & Tuna, Canned Fruit, Pork & Beans,
 Are you ready for a day of adventure? We have planned a trip                     Macaroni & Cheese, Meal Helpers, Jello,
 to Starved Rock State Park in Illinois. This trip will include a              Cake Mixes, Crackers, Cookies, Toilet Paper,
 stop at a boutique near the Park, a historic Trolley Tour, paddle             Paper Towels, Laundry, Bar and Dish Soaps, as well as hygiene
 boat cruise on the Illinois River and a buffet lunch in the main                products; i.e., Deodorants, Shampoos, Shower Gels, etc. We
 dining room of the Lodge. We will tour the spectacular State                     also need paper bags for our food deliveries. Through your
 Park and the Historical City of Utica. The tour will also stop at                   caring and sharing, STM Vincentians are able to help
 the Starved Rock Visitor Center and the Illinois Waterway                      parishioners who find themselves in need, as well as assisting
 Visitor Center.                                                               families in our service area. We pray for God's blessings upon
                                                                                                     all of our Benefactors.
 The cost of the trip is $58 per person and this includes
 transportation, trolley tour, boat ride, lunch and gratuities. The
 sign-up deadline is August 16th.                                                            SVDP Youth Conference
                                                                                The Youth Conference is service-oriented and is a great way
 We will not be walking the trails since we will be enjoying the                 for STM's youth to actively help others. We would like to
 sights from the trolley and the boat                                            revitalize the Youth Conference in September but to do so
 cruise. This is a very scenic area with                                        we need adult volunteers to help with planning the activities,
 a magnificent canyon and this should                                                 and chaperones to accompany the youth on their
 be a day we will treasure. We can’t                                            projects. All volunteers must partake in the Diocesan Virtus
 wait. Please sign up at the parish                                                 Program. Please contact Kathy Georgelas for further
 office and we invite you to join us for                                                          information (923-1591).
 another fantastic trip.
                                                                                       Save the Date
                        Sign-Up for the Squires                                    SVDP Walk for the Poor
                                                                                         Saturday, September 25th
                         the official youth organization of the
                                                                                      at Lemon Lake in Crown Point
                               Knights of Columbus                                  Watch for more details to come soon.
                          On Thursday July 29th at 7:00pm
                                 in the Solar Room the
                      Squires Council of the Knights of Columbus
            will be hosting a meeting and pizza party.                                      Respect Life Corner
 We will be planning an outing to a future Railcats game as well                                     Lake County Fair
  as other fun and exciting upcoming events. Membership in the                   The Fair is coming, the Fair is coming --August 6 to 15.
 Squires is open to all Catholic boys between the ages of 10 and                Lake County Right to Life always has a booth there, complete
 17. The Squires participate in many activities, from spiritual to             with a pro-life video, lots of pamphlets, a baby picture contest,
  service for the Church and community. The aim of the Squires                 and at least one meaningful petition for us to sign. Plan to look
 program is to prepare Catholic young men to become leaders. If                for that booth -- in the Industrial Arts Building. Better still, our
 you have any questions about the Squires, please contact Grand                Respect Life Committee tries to man that booth one day of the
            Knight Gregg Blocher at 219-902-1171.                               Fair (still to be chosen). If you are interested in helping for a
                                                                               three-hour shift any of the days, please call Alice at 836-5337,
                                                                                        to offer to be a part of this very interesting task.
                                                                               Baby Photo Contest: Takes place during the Lake County Fair.
              Share Foundation’s                                               $150 First Prize. Stop by the Right to Life booth to place your
               Leprechaun Hunt                                                         vote ($1 per vote). For more info call 838-1138.
Join the Share Foundation’s annual Leprechaun Hunt and Family
  Fun Day on Sunday, August 1st from Noon until
                                                                                                    Rosary Association
                                                                                  Hope you are remembering to pray one decade of any of the
 6:00 p.m. at Sharing Meadows in Rolling Prairie,
                                                                                four Mysteries of the Rosary for a pro-life intention. Example:
 IN. “Leprechauns” are waiting to be found, worth
                                                                               the third Sorrowful mystery -- Jesus' birth. A simply marvelous
$50 to $1,500. Admission is $40 in advance, $50 at
                                                                               intention to pray, for the safe birth of every child conceived, and
 the gate per adult, $35 in advance, $45 at the gate
                                                                                especially of those who might be aborted; may God change the
for senior citizens (65+) and children 17 & under are free with a
                                                                               mind of the mother considering an abortion. Even if you did not
parent or grandparent. Admission includes food, drinks, games &
                                                                                sign up to be part of this Rosary Association, make the attempt
  continuous Irish entertainment. Call (219)778-2585 for tickets.
                                                                                                    to just say a decade daily.

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                                                  August 2010
                                                   AUGUST 2010
         SUNDAY                     M ONDAY                 TUESDAY               W EDNESDAY               THURSDAY                  FRIDAY                SATU RDAY
1                          2                         3                      4                       5                         6                       7
     BLOOD DRIVE           7:00 PM Blue Arm y -        MARKET DAY
    8: 00 AM - 1:00 PM       Chapel                  PICK-UP Solar Rm
     CORNERSTONE           7:00 PM Parish Life-         5: 00- 6:00 pm
          CENTER             Conf Rm                 9:15 AM - 6:30 PM
                                                       Eucharistic
                                                       Adoration-Chapel
                                                     1:00 PM Pray er/
                                                       Vocations-Chapel
                                                     6:00 PM Divine
                                                       Mercy Chaplet-
                                                       Chapel


8                          9                         10                     11                      12                        13                      14
1:30 PM Padre Pio          7:00 PM Blue Arm y -      9:15 AM - 6:30 PM      6:30 PM SVDP-Conf                                                         10:00 AM Oblates-
  Cenacle-Chapel             Chapel                    Eucharistic            Rm                                                                       Conf Rm
                           7:30 PM K of C-Solar        Adoration-Chapel
                             Rm                      1:00 PM Pray er/
                                                       Vocations-Chapel
                                                     6:00 PM Divine
                                                       Mercy Chaplet-
                                                       Chapel
                                                     7:00 PM Baptism Prep
                                                       Class-Conf Rm



15                         16                        17                     18                      19                        20                      21
1:30 PM Queen of           7:00 PM Blue Arm y -      9:15 AM - 6:30 PM      9:30 AM Pre-School             1ST DAY OF         5:30 PM Back to         10:00 AM Virtus
  Peace Cenacle-             Chapel                    Eucharistic            Orientation- Weis         SCHOOL K THRU           School Pool Party -    Training-Solar Rm
  Chapel                   7:00 PM Holy Nam e-         Adoration-Chapel       Center                      8TH ALL DAY           Com munity Pool
                             Cafeteria               1:00 PM Pray er/       12:30 PM Kinder-        9:30 AM Pre-K Orien-
                           7:00 PM Religious           Vocations-Chapel       garten Orientation-     tation Full Day -Weis
                             Form ation-Conf Rm      6:00 PM Divine           School                  Center
                                                       Mercy Chaplet-                               12:30 PM Pre-K Half
                                                       Chapel                                        Day Orientation-
                                                                                                     Weis Center
                                                         New Family BBQ
                                                                                                    7:00 PM Career Netw-
                                                          6:00—7:30 PM
                                                                                                      or king Grp-Weis
                                                                                                      Center
22                         23                        24                     25                      26                        27                      28
                               First Day of School   8:30 AM All School     6:30 PM SVDP-Conf            7:00 PM Back to
                                for Pre- S & Pre-K     Mass New Students/     Rm                           School Night
                           7:00 PM Blue Arm y -        Teachers Welcom e         7:00 PM Backto               Grs 5-8
                             Chapel                  9:15 AM - 6:30 PM             School Night
                           7:30 PM K of C-Solar        Eucharistic                    Grs 1-4
                             Rm                        Adoration-Chapel
                                                     1:00 PM Pray er/
                                                       Vocations-Chapel
                                                     6:00 PM Divine
                                                       Mercy Chaplet-
                                                       Chapel


29                         30                        31
    St . Vincent de Paul   7:00 PM Blue Arm y -      9:15 AM - 6:30 PM
    Food Collection-All      Chapel                    Eucharistic
            Masses                                     Adoration-Chapel
9:00 AM New Parish-                                  1:00 PM Pray er/
  ioner Orientation-                                   Vocations-Chapel
  Solar Rm                                           6:00 PM Divine
                                                       Mercy Chaplet-
                                                       Chapel




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