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Just a Thought

Catching the Wild Ass

Lent 2014: Pathways to Mercy — Care for Creation Lenten Evenings of Prayer

The Seven Last Words of Christ Lent Schedule

Holy Thursday Community Dinners Kinship in Action

Beloved Retreat Experience

Day of Joy and Reflection

Encore Cafe

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Fr. Tom Hurley

On this weekend when people from around the city, and indeed from various parts of the world, stop to celebrate the heritage and gifts of the Irish, we welcome so many visitors who come to this shrine of St. Patrick to give thanks for the missionary zeal of this 4th century saint. On behalf of all the sustaining members of this magnificent church, welcome — or Céad Míle Fáilte —a hundred thousand welcomes to all who come to give thanks to God for the faith, customs, song, and dance of not only our Irish ancestors, but of all those from various tribes and cultures throughout the world! Whatever your nationality or culture, WELCOME!

This past Wednesday, March 12, 2014, Old St. Patrick’s hosted our 18th annual Siamsa Na nGael, our celebration of the Celtic Arts in such a creative fashion as we honored the legacy and collaboration of musical artists from the Jewish and Irish traditions. If you were able to attend the event, you encountered a most delightful and creative array of music and dance which celebrated and reverenced not only these two magnificent cultures but more importantly the gift of humanity: bringing people together! We are deeply indebted to our own Bill Fraher, whose creative genius brought together musicians and dancers from the Irish and Jewish communities in this unique expression of artistic talent. How blessed we are to have people like Patti and David Kovacs and Mary Evers for their incredible giftedness in creative writing and wit! To the most awesome Concert Choir of Old St. Pat’s, how can we ever thank you for the amount of time and energy you give to make these events possible? Finally, as you enter this sanctuary today and you once again (or for the very first time) gaze at the colorful explosion of Celtic Art in the windows and walls, crafted and designed by the late Thomas O’Shaughnessy over a century ago, I hope you will allow this holy place to draw you in to the Mystery of the Divine. What is true of this shrine, like all other holy places throughout the world, is the invitation of the Spirit to be renewed. Our Welcome today is not just to our visitors who come to a historic building, but it is much deeper. To be welcomed into this shrine is to acknowledge and welcome that same Divine Energy that Patrick himself received with great trust into his heart and soul as he was sent on a mission to be an ambassador of the gospel. On this St. Patrick’s Day, let us welcome the presence of the Risen Christ who is in us, before us, behind us, on our right, on our left, and in the face of the stranger. A Blessed Feast of Patrick to you,

Fr. Tom Hurley Pastor, Old St. Patrick’s Church

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EEDING THE HUNGRY Catching the Wild Ass By Al Gustafson

Al Gustafson

“No one catches the wild ass by running, yet only those who run ever catch the wild ass.” According to a Twitter source, this is a Christian proverb…more on that, the proverb not the source, in a moment.

happens, we immediately want to do something…make a donation, follow a blogger, write a letter. But, like the disciples, our first move may not be the best move. Pathways to Mercy can take us to places high enough that our perspective changes and we begin to see things differently. When we are at such heights, the air is rarified and clouds can come to occlude our vision. It can easily become too much…the poverty, the pain, the absence of answers. It is frightening! The solution is often, “let’s do something”… and let’s do it quick so we can get off this mountain and back to our pre-transfigured reality.

GIVING DRINK TO THE THIRSTY First, the story of the Transfiguration…today’s Gospel, has Jesus and the three disciples climbing “a high mountain by themselves.” That had to take some work. Their effort pays off though…Jesus is transfigured before their eyes. They see him as they never have before. Not only do they see Jesus transfigured, they catch a glimpse of Moses and Elijah as well.

The voice says, don’t just do something… listen. Let your vision become occluded, allow yourself the experience of not knowing where to step or the right thing to do. Rather than be active, be receptive. Do not simply be the driver, trying to move something forward by means of your Our Lenten Pathways own willfulness. Rather, allow yourself to be drawn, can open our eyes to the to where my chosen Son plight of the marginalized, yield is leading you by means of the brokenness in our your own willingness.

CLOTHING THE NAKED Now, the story of our Lenten Pathways to Mercy…care for creation, housing and radical hospitality, one human family, and peace and nonviolence. They take community or family, or “No one ever catches the some work. Its takes effort wild ass by running, yet only perhaps our own sin. to serve at a shelter, watch those who run ever catch the a documentary rather wild ass.” In our Christian than a sitcom, spend extra experience, the metaphor of the wild ass can mean time in prayer, or reflect on my own behavior instead many things…mercy, grace, God’s will. The proverb of complaining about someone else’s. The effort, however, can pay off…what was once unnoticed is now points to the spiritual truth of our Lenten pathway. noticed. Not only might we see our sisters and brothers We have a responsibility…like the disciples we have transfigured before our eyes, we may catch a glimpse of to climb the mountain to change our vantage point… Jesus standing with them as well. for only those who run ever catch the wild ass. So, When the disciples have their transfiguration we do something as we actively commit and engage experience, they are moved and immediately want to during this season of Lent. We also have to surrender… do something, ”let’s build three tents.” Although just let the cloud overshadow us, experience our own as Peter is introducing his big idea about the tents, a powerlessness to fix what is broken, be still and listen cloud overshadows the three disciples and they become to the chosen Son…for no one ever catches the wild ass frightened. Clouds occlude our vision. We are unsure by running. No matter how much effort we put into how to take the right step forward because we can no Lent, we are not the one who is responsible for Easter longer clearly see the landscape around us. If you are coming. high on a mountain, it is frightening! Out of this cloud The transfiguration story instructs as we continue down comes a voice, and it says to the disciples… listen. Don’t our Lenten Pathway. The mountain top experience of do something… listen to my chosen Son. After the voice the three disciples not only offers some direction as speaks, the disciples fall silent. we proceed through Lent, it also reveals a paradoxical Our Lenten Pathways can open our eyes to the plight of truth about the spiritual journey. Our spiritual journey the marginalized, the brokenness in our community or is always about responsibility and surrender… the most family, or perhaps our own sin. Our reality is transfigured important word of that sentence is and. and we are moved by what we encounter. Our hearts Al Gustafson is a Spiritual Director at Old St. Patrick’s soften when the suffering of another is now plain to Church. see or we become angered by the injustice that is no longer hidden from us. When such a transfiguration





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L ent 2014 Each week we will highlight a Pathway to Mercy in The Crossroads bulletin. To see the four Pathways to Mercy and follow your path this Lenten Season, go to this website: We will also send out a reminder email each Tuesday when new Pathway resources are uploaded. Not on our email list? Sign up today!

Lent 2014: Pathways to Mercy This Lent, we invite you to contemplate the power of mercy as a force for transformative compassion and justice in our world. Mercy means being ready to assist your neighbor and acting in kindness to honor the dignity of each human life. We hear the cry of our brothers and sisters who are seeking mercy, kinship, and love amidst pain and suffering. How are we, as Catholics, practicing mercy and modeling the radical life of Jesus? How do we live out mercy for ourselves, for our families, and for our communities as dynamic disciples? Let us draw on the simple yet profound call of the corporal works of mercy: feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, clothing the naked, offering hospitality to the homeless, visiting the imprisoned, caring for the sick, and burying the dead. These works of mercy call us not only to be aware of the inequities and brokenness of our day but also to participate in bringing about acts of justice and right relationship. We invite you to choose one of four pathways offered at Old St. Patrick’s this Lenten season:

Care for Creation Housing and Radical Hospitality One Human Family Peace and Nonviolence As you journey on one of the pathways, you will encounter challenging and inspiring experiences through prayer and worship, service and justice, family activities, articles and films, advocacy opportunities, and a weekly examination of conscience. New resources are updated each week on the Lenten website: As Teresa of Avila wrote, “Christ has no body now but yours.” With our hands and feet, we are called to step out on a pathway. We are called to be agents of mercy.

Care for Creation Throughout Lent, we are reminded that we need God’s mercy, and that the world itself needs mercy too. Our mercy. Our mindfulness. Walk this Pathway of Mercy called Care of Creation to connect more deeply with the world’s resources and wonders, including yourself and your own body. We must come to remember that caring for creation is not only central to our existence, it is central to our faith. For your reflection today, we offer the following thoughts on caring for creation. God looked at everything he had made, and found it very good. Evening came, and morning followed—the sixth day.

- Genesis 1:31

We show our respect for the Creator by our stewardship of creation. Care for the earth is not just an Earth Day slogan, it is a requirement of our faith. We are called to protect people and the planet, living our faith in relationship with all of God’s creation. This environmental challenge has fundamental moral and ethical dimensions that cannot be ignored.


- United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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L ent 2014 The environment is God’s gift to everyone, and in our use of it we have a responsibility towards the poor, towards future generations and towards humanity as a whole. . . Our duties towards the environment are linked to our duties towards the human person, considered in himself and in relation to others. It would be wrong to uphold one set of duties while trampling on the other.

- Caritas in Veritate Pope Benedict XVI

When we talk about the environment, about creation, my thoughts turn to the first pages of the Bible, the Book of Genesis, which states that God placed man and woman on earth to cultivate and care for it (cf. 2:15). And the question comes to my mind: What does cultivating and caring for the earth mean? Are we truly cultivating and caring for creation? Or are we exploiting and neglecting it? The verb “to cultivate” reminds me of the care that the farmer has for his land so that it bear fruit, and it is shared: how much attention, passion and dedication! Cultivating and caring for creation is God’s indication given to each one of us not only at the beginning of history; it is part of His project; it means nurturing the world with responsibility and transforming it into a garden, a habitable place for everyone. Benedict XVI recalled several times that this task entrusted to us by God the Creator requires us to grasp the rhythm and logic of creation. But we are often driven by pride of domination, of possessions, manipulation, of exploitation; we do not “care” for it, we do not respect it, we do not consider it as a free gift that we must care for. We are losing the attitude of wonder, contemplation, listening to creation; thus we are no longer able to read what Benedict XVI calls “the rhythm of the love story of God and man.”

-Pope Francis World Environment Day Address

“Nature Is Always Wrapped in Seamless Prayer” Celtic wisdom was always deeply aware that Nature had a mind and spirit of its own. Mountains have great souls full of memory. A mountain watches over a landscape and lures its mind towards the horizon. Streams and rivers never rest; they are relentless nomads who claim neither shape nor place. Stones and fields inhabit a Zen-like stillness and seem immune to all desire. Nature is always wrapped in seamless prayer. Unlike us, Nature does not seem to suffer the separation or distance that thought brings. Nature never seems cut off from her own presence. She lives all the time in the embrace of her own unity. Perhaps, unknown to us, she sympathizes with our relentless dislocation and distraction. She certainly knows how to calm our turbulent minds when we trust ourselves into the silence and stillness of her embrace. Amongst Nature we come to remember the wisdom of our own inner nature. Nature has not pushed itself out into exile. She remains there, always home in the same place. Nature stays in the womb of the Divine, of one pulse-beat with the Divine Heart. This is why there is a great healing in the wild. When you go out into Nature, you bring your clay body back to its native realm. A day in the mountains or by the ocean helps your body unclench. You recover your deeper rhythm. The tight agendas, tasks, and worries fall away and you begin to realize the magnitude and magic of being here. In a wild place you are actually in the middle of the great prayer.”


- from Eternal Echoes by John O’Donohue

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Lenten Evenings of Prayer Vespers

Wednesday, March 19 and 26 6:30 p.m.

Taize Prayer

Wednesday, April 2 6:30 p.m.

Lenten Vespers followed by an opportunity for Eucharistic Adoration 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. respectively On Wednesday, March 19 and 26, experience one of the hidden wonders of Catholic prayer tradition by participating in our Lenten Vespers (Evening Prayer) Liturgies. Marked by beautiful music provided by members of the Old St. Pat’s Young Adult Music Ministry, including readings and prayers, these brief yet rich prayer experiences can help you enter into Lent in a new way.



We will have Lenten Reconciliation Services (with opportunities for individual confession) on:

S Wednesday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m. — will lead us to a greater appreciation for Reconciliation. S You are also welcome to celebrate the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Fridays at 11:45 a.m. and on Good Friday, April 18, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Church. The Sacrament of Reconciliation is also available upon request. Please call the Church Offices at 312.648.1021 for information about scheduling.

Bring in Your Loose Change! Bring your loose changae to church on Sunday. The money collected during Lent will sponsor meals for “Feed My Starving Children.” Thank you for your generosity.

The Lenten Fast Catholics 14 years and older abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and on all the Fridays of Lent. Catholics who are 18 but not yet 60 years of age, in addition to abstaining from meat, fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Those who are fasting may take only one full meal. Two smaller meals may be taken to maintain strength according to one’s needs, but we refrain from eating solid foods between meals.


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Reflections for Holy Week Franz Joseph Haydn The Seven Last Words of Christ for String Quartet, Op. 51 With spoken meditations on the Words of Christ on the Cross Performed by: Joan Plana, violin Jessica Park, violin Dave Moss, viola Lynn Kabat, cello Friday, April 11, 2014 7:30pm Old St. Patrick’s Church Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Christ is one of the composer’s most profound and notable works still performed today. The work comprises an introduction, seven slow movements corresponding to the seven words, and a musical depiction of the earthquake following the crucifixion. This is a rare and opportune chance to hear this powerful music, performed by a string quartet, led by Old St. Pat’s member and violist Dave Moss, and accompanied by seven guest preachers, as we transition from Lent to Holy Week. This is an event not to be missed. All are welcome!

Tickets: $15 per ticket; $50 per ticket for reserved benefactor seating. Tickets are on sale and must be purchased in advance at


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Time and Location (Church unless otherwise noted)

Monday, March 17

FEAST OF ST. PATRICK 12:10 p.m. Mass On our patron saint’s feast day will feature special Celtic music to conclude our St. Patrick’s Day festivities.

Wednesday, March 19

Lenten Evening Prayer

Thursday, March 20

Mass of Healing 12:10 p.m., Church All are welcome to pray for physical, emotional or spiritual healing at this monthly liturgy after which the Sacrament of Anointing is offered.

Sunday, March 23

THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT Regular Mass schedule. In order to offer our best hospitality, we will host an additional 11:15 a.m. Mass in the Church Hall.

Wednesday, March 26

Lenten Evening Prayer 6:30 p.m., Church

Sunday, March 17

FOURTH SUNDAY OF LENT Regular Mass Schedule In order to offer our best hospitality, we will host an additional 11:15 a.m. Mass in the Hall.

Wednesday, April 2

Lenten Taizé Prayer

Sunday, April 6

FIFTH SUNDAY OF LENT Regular Mass Schedule. In order to offer our best hospitality, we will host additional 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. Masses in the Church Hall.

Wednesday, April 9

Lenten Evening of Reconciliation 6:30 p.m. This evening of reconciliation will be a culminating point in our Lenten journey. Following a communal prayer service, numerous priests will be available for individual confessions.

Friday, April 11

Haydn’s “The Seven Last Words of Christ”

6:30 p.m., Church

6:30 p.m., Church

7:30 p.m., Church

Haydn’s  Seven Last Words of Christ is one of the composer’s most profound and notable works still performed today. The work comprises an introduction, seven slow movements corresponding to the seven words, and a musical depiction of the earthquake following the crucifixion. This is a rare and opportune chance to hear this powerful music, performed by a string quartet, led by Old St. Pat’s member and violist Dave Moss, and accompanied by seven guest preachers, as we transition from Lent to Holy Week.


Tickets: $15 per ticket; $50 per ticket for reserved benefactor seating. Tickets are on sale and must be purchased in advance at

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Time and Location (Church unless otherwise noted)

Sunday, April 13

PALM SUNDAY Regular Mass Schedule. In order to offer our best hospitality, we will host additional Masses in the Church Hall and Gym at 9:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. The 9:30 a.m. Mass in the Gym will be celebrated especially for young children and their families.

Thursday, April 17 HOLY THURSDAY No 7 a.m. or 12:10 p.m Masses Mass of the Lord’s Supper in Church 7 p.m., Church - Fr. Tom Hurley and Fr. Pat McGrath Mass & Community Dinners 7 p.m., Old St. Pat’s Campus Church Hall - Fr. John Cusick FXW Cafeteria - Fr. Paul Novak FXW Gym - Fr. Jack Wall Note: Advance paid reservations are required to attend the Mass and Community Dinner. Purchase tickets at Friday, April 18

Following the Holy Thursday liturgies, the church will be open for quiet prayer until Midnight.

Liturgy of the Passion and Death of our Lord

Noon and 5:30 p.m.

Stations of the Cross with Terry Nelson-Johnson

3 p.m.

Saturday, April 19


GOOD FRIDAY Sacrament of Reconciliation and Individual Confessions

10 – 11:30 a.m.

8 p.m.

Sunday, April 20 EASTER SUNDAY Mass Schedule: 7 a.m. Church 8 a.m. Church, Hall 9:30 a.m. Church, Hall, Gym, Cafeteria 11:15 a.m. Church, Hall, Gym, Cafeteria 1 p.m. Church


No 5 or 8 p.m. Mass.

Monday, April 21

No 7 a.m. or 12:10 p.m. Masses


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Holy Thursday Community Dinners Thursday, April 17 Old St. Patrick’s Church Tickets required for community Mass and dinners. Reservations must be made through at All Holy Thursday gathering spaces are wheelchair accessible. Please indicate any special needs on the Reservation Form.

Mass of the Lord’s Supper in Church 7 p.m., Church - Fr. Tom Hurley and Fr. Pat McGrath

Mass & Community Dinners

7 p.m., Old St. Pat’s Campus Church Hall Fr. John Cusick FXW Cafeteria Fr. Paul Novak FXW Gym Fr. Jack Wall

For more suggestions of events and resources on your journey through Lent, please visit our Lenten website and learn about our four Pathways to Mercy. Lent 2014 Pathways to Mercy Caring for Creation with Joyfully Healthy Eating Monday, March 31 Retreat Summary

Date: Monday March 31

Caring for creation starts with caring for ourselves. Made in our Creator’s image, we are all called to create…which we actually do every time we eat or drink! Please join us at a special evening retreat to explore how our daily food choices influence our own health and that of the world around us. Spend time reflecting on your relationship with food, and your relationship with the people, animals, plants, soil, and air that contribute to the food we eat every day. Learn how taking the time to pause and notice can help transform your health, your family’s health, and the health of our communities and world.

Time: 5:30 P.M. Light Dinner; 6 - 9 p.m. Program

As a complement to Caring for Creation with Joyfully Healthy Eating, special guest Becky Serpe, BS, HTSM-P, will provide a brief introduction to “Peaceful Healing,” part of the Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry (HTSM) program that supports our bodies’ own natural ability to heal.


Cost: $15 per person Tickets: Tickets are available for purchase at

Suzen M. Moeller Retreat facilitator, Suzen M. Moeller, PhD, MS, is a nutritional epidemiologist, educator, and spiritual director. Suzen holds an MS in human nutrition science. and PhD in nutritional epidemiology from Tufts University in Boston, and completed an internship in spiritual direction with the Claret Center in Chicago. A Partners volunteer teacher at Old St. Pat’s, Suzen also is the founder of Eating Joyfully, Inc, where she helps guide organizations and individuals in their efforts to make physically, emotionally, and spiritually nourishing choices that benefit themselves and others.

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RUN FOR CROSSROADS RUNNERS IN THE CHICAGO MARATHON ON OCTOBER 12! Add meaning to your run, bypass the lottery and secure an entry through Crossroads Runners today! Be part of something great! Last year, more than 100 runners raised nearly $130,000 — help us top that in 2014! Funds raised by Team Crossroads Runners provide funding for a number of programs that help to eradicate poverty in Chicago. With a $1,250 fundraising commitment, we provide FREE personalized training, VIP race day experience, and much more! Email Bridget at [email protected] to secure your entry today!  The $1,250 commitment is only available until April 5 or until we are out of entries. After that time, the fundraising commitment will increase to $1,500 if spots are still available. 


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P rograms JOIN THE CROSSROADS RUNNERS AT THE SHAMROCK SHUFFLE! Sunday, March 30, 2014 Meet before the race for a light breakfast and stretching from Accelerated Rehab trainers at an indoor, private gear check just across the street from the start and finish line in Grant Park. Following the race, we will have a post-race party with great camaraderie and fun getting to know your fellow runners!

Tickets are $15, and covers your food and beverage at the post-party, a Crossroads Runners long-sleeved technical T-shirt, and pre- and post-race stretching by the fantastic Accelerated Rehab athletic trainers! Reserve your spot today at Can’t run? We are also organizing a volunteer group! For more information, contact Bridget Conway at [email protected]

TIPS ON TRAINING SAFELY IN WINTER with Coach Mark With only two weeks to go, now is a good time to plan want you will need for race day: Shoes: If you are running in old shoes, you have enough time to purchase a new pair. Just make sure you start wearing them as you run or walk. Clothes: It is best not to wear brand new clothes on race day, especially your base layer. If you need new clothes, purchase them now and make sure you wash them at least a couple times. You should also consider bringing some throw away clothes to the starting line. For more training tips, stay tuned to next week’s bulletin. You can also reach Coach Mark Buciak directly at [email protected], or see him at Mass, he usually attends the 11:15 a.m. Liturgy.



Take it EASY today with a 45-minute or 4 mile run (3 min run, 2 min walk)



30-minute CROSS-TRAIN Another EASY day with a 30-minute or 3 mile run (3 min run, 2 min walk)




30-minutes CROSS-TRAIN.


Push yourself on today’s 50-minute or 4 mile RUN (3 min run, 2 min walk)

Before starting any exercise program, check with your physician and have a physical examination to be sure you may safely undertake the training program. For more information on this 8k training program, contact Coach Brendan Cournane directly [email protected], or see him at Mass, he usually attends the 8 p.m. Liturgy.


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The Frances Xavier Warde School (FXW) and Old St. Patrick’s Church work together in many important ways. Recently, FXW students and families have come together to support the Old St. Pat’s Kinship Initiative with the North Lawndale community. Father Tom Hurley and his team have developed strong relationships with some incredible organizations in North Lawndale. FXW families have stepped in to serve as volunteers with two of those organizations. During the past few months, FXW students and their parents have visited the Intersection Café at Holy Trinity Church, bringing sweet treats and sweet smiles to share with the homeless guests who dine there. Erin Brandenburg has taken her kids, Felicity (age 7) and Isaiah (age 10) to the Café twice. “It’s a small, intimate setting that gives volunteers and guests the opportunity to get to know each other. The regular guests and volunteers know, enjoy, and care for each other,” said Erin. Felicity, a second grader at FXW, loved the experience. “I had fun serving food and then playing Dominos with the guests after the meal.”

FXW has also partnered with North Lawndale College Prep (NLCP) to support its students and alumni. NLCP’s mission is to provide students with a safe and rigorous high school learning environment, and also support them through their college careers. Members of the FXW fourth and fifth grade Girls’ Basketball Teams recently collected care package donations for NLCP’s recent graduates who are now in college. The girls held a wrapping event and were joined by Chris Kelly, Chief Operating Officer at NLCP, who told the girls about the students they were supporting. The care packages included snacks, personal care items, school supplies, and encouraging notes from the girls. “This event was a great way for the girls to extend the sense of community they have built together as a team to support others and to truly live the legacy of Mother Frances Xavier Warde,” said Julie Sznewajs, parent of an FXW student and coordinator of the event. At every age and in many ways, FXW students are reaching out and making a difference in the North Lawndale community. FXW looks forward to continuing and deepening its participation in Old St. Patrick’s Kinship Initiative.

FXW families who are not able to attend the dinners have lovingly prepared holiday cards for the Intersection Café guests. As preschooler, Abby said, “It makes me happy when I get cards. I hope the people we made cards for felt happy too.” Little Abby proves that it is never too soon to start making a difference. FXW 5th graders prepare care packages for NLCP.

Felicity helps prepare food at the Intersection Café.


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Kinship in Action Sunday, March 23 Guardian Angels for Needy High School Students SENIOR PROMise, is an annual charitable venture of the Edward Touhy Guardian Angel Foundation which provides formal wear to young people who could not otherwise afford to attend their senior proms. Through donations of new or gently worn formal dresses, handbags, shoes and tuxedo rental gift cards, the foundation helps turn high school students’ dreams into lifelong memories. In addition to these contributions enabling the young people to attend their senior proms, they also encourage and reward their social and academic development during the crucial senior high school years. Won’t you be an angel and donate in the spirit of KINSHIP? You can help a North Lawndale student or one in another community to feel like a Cinderella or Prince Charming on prom day.

SENIOR PROMise Collection Boxes: Place: Fr. Jack Wall Mission Center, Lobby, 711 West Monroe, Chicago Date: Sunday, March 23 Hours: Immediately before and after the 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., and 11:15 a.m. Masses. Items: Drop-off new or gently worn formal dresses, handbags, shoes, or tuxedo rental cards and help a needy student. The mission of The Edward Touhy Guardian Angel Foundation is to provide resources to economically distressed students so they can graduate from public, charter, and parochial high schools in Cook County, Illinois. These resources are essential to helping them celebrate their transitions to higher education and brighter futures. For more information about the Edward Touhy Guardian Angel Foundation’s SENIOR PROMise Program, visit:, EdwardTouhyGuardianAngelFoundation, or contact Mary Kay Touhy, the Foundation Representative and Old St. Pat’s Member, at 312.543.0957. The Edward Touhy Guardian Angel Foundation is registered under the Illinois Charitable Trust Act and it has received Recognition of Exemption under Section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


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P rograms The Beloved Retreat Experience May 16-18, 2014

Just the Beginning You’re Invited

We’d like to invite you to a weekend of beginnings. Whether you’re old or young (at heart), single or married, religious or skeptic, hurt or healing, laid back or caffeinated, you’ll fit right into our Beloved Retreat. Founded in 1999, the Beloved Retreat offers you a community within Old St. Pat’s and our Catholic Church. Our hope is that, together, we can rediscover what often eludes us, but what God wants us to know: that you are Beloved. We offer a safe, open inclusive environment in a quite, pastoral setting where you can explore your relationship with God and yourself.

Another Beginning The Beloved Retreat doesn’t end with the weekend. After the retreat, you’ll find another beginning. Regular Sunday Legacy meetings extend the Beloved experience and deepen our roots as a community of believers. In addition, you can join small prayer groups to spiritually grow and deepen your personal faith and companionship with others.

Beloved Retreat Date May 16 - 18, 2014 This Retreat will be held at the Cabrini Retreat Center in Des Plaines, IL. Weekend retreats begin Friday at 6 p.m. and conclude Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The cost of the retreat is $205. However, we never want cost to prohibit anyone from attending. Scholarships are available; just ask.

To reserve your space, send a $75 deposit or full payment of $205 with this form to: Old St. Patrick’s Church Attn: Beloved 711 West Monroe Chicago, IL 60661 Name: ________________________ Address: _______________________ ______________________________ ______________________________ Day Phone: _____________________ Evening Phone: __________________ Email: ________________________ o May 16 - 18, 2014

Payment enclosed: o In full: $205 o Deposit: $75 o I would like to apply for a scholarship. o Check payable to: Old St. Patrick’s Church o Mastercard o VISA o Discover Card Card # _______________________

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Expiration Date: _________________ Deposit is non-refundable two weeks prior to the retreat. Scholarships are also available.

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Off-Site/Insight is an Old St. Patrick’s Church member led initiative that brings a taste of Old St. Pat’s programming to your doorstep. These monthly “offsite” gatherings welcome you and your friends to come together to hear an interesting speaker and engage in some enriching conversation. It’s also a fun way to connect with other Old St. Pat’s members and friends who live in your area.

Suburban West


Carmelite Spirituality Center 8433 Bailey Road Darien, IL

Women’s and Men’s Spirituality Groups: Similarities, Differences, and Lessions Learned


Mary Kay Slowikowski: 630.985.7570, or [email protected];

Suburban Near West

Coordinator Kate Mulcahy: 708 352 3661, or [email protected] oldstpatsoffsiteinsight

Creating: Waking Up in the Sacred Universe Bridget Sperduto We live in an evolving Universe that is still unfolding. As it unfolds, it increases in consciousness and complexity. You are invited to recognize and affirm your sacred communion with God and the whole web of life. Inspirational speaker and retreat leader, Bridget Sperduto seres as Director of the Well Spirituality Center. An educator with ten years experience tending to the spiritual awakening of adults and children, Bridget leads people into an exploration of their Catholic identity ina way that relates to their ow life experience and the invitation of God within it.

7:00 p.m. Presentation

Each location has plenty of free parking. A free will donation to help meet space and program costs is most appreciated.


The Well Spirituality Center 1515 West Ogden Avenue La Grange Park, Il

6:30 p.m. Refreshments and welcome

8:30 p.m. Program ends

Judy McLaughlin, Peggy McNicholas, Mark Kay Slowikowski, Norb Slowikowski, George Spindler, Sandy Vaisnoras, Charlie Vaisnoras and Bob Kolatorowicz

Peggy and Kevin McNicholas at 630.738.0619, or [email protected]


8:15 p.m. Prayer and announcements


North Sisters of the Resurrection Immaculate Conception Provincial House 7432 West Talcott Avenue Chicago, IL Coordinators Shirley Widner: 847.877.1512, or [email protected]; Patricia O’Brien: 847.679.2538, or [email protected]

MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014 Harmony, Hope & Healing — It is More than Just a Music Program, It is a Way of Life Marge Nykaza Sharing insights and challenges through story and song, this presentation will look at the faith-filled work and principles of Harmony, Hope and Healing, an organization that provides creative, therapeutic and educational music programs offering spiritual and emotional support to homeless and under-served women, children and men in the Chicago area. Marge Nykaza, M.P.S. is the founder and executive director of HARMONY, HOPE & HEALING. As a professional singer, pastoral musician and educator, she shares her gift and love of music with many communities throughout Chicago.

Staff Liaison: Bob Kolatorowicz at [email protected], or 312.831.9379.


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P rograms Day of Joy and Reflection Saturday, March 29 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Fr. Jack Wall Mission Center, 2nd Floor 711 W. Monroe, Chicago The members of Old St. Patrick’s Church and St. Agatha’s Church will join together for a Day of Joy and Reflection continuing their efforts to enhance their faith and keep their kinship experiences moving forward. Both faith communities have established relationships with one another through on-going projects. During the years, they have worshipped together, enjoyed and served community dinners, played bingo, and engaged in meaningful service projects. Last year’s Sr. Kathy Sherman, CSJ retreat at the Carmelite Spirituality Center reflected our commons goals. Kinship is a way of being church in the world today. This year’s Day of Joy and Reflection will focus on the principles of the Kinship Creed: seeing the sacred in each person; celebrating differences and commonality; enriching all through loving services while embodying an attitude of justice, being both the journey and the destination. To lead us in our reflections, we are pleased to have Sr. Kathy Sherman, CSJ, join us for our morning session. Sr. Kathy Sherman, a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph in La Grange, is a lecturer, singer, composer, and poet with a passion for affecting healing and empowerment through music. She is inspired by the ordinary life and its power to reveal the Sacred. She strongly believes that “Love Cannot be Silenced” and her music invites people to recognize the sacredness of their own life stories and their common hope and dreams for one another and all of Earth. She is deeply involved with and active in solving issues of social justice. Following lunch, participants will engage in a planning session to determine directions for our kinship commitment. Fr. Tom Hurley and Fr. Larry Dowling will lead us in prayer as we seek to deepen our experieince of kinship with each other.

PLEASE HELP! As Old St. Patrick’s is Chicago’s oldest Catholic church and oldest public building, this sacred space is special to all who find their way here. Knowing how all of us appreciate and revere this sacred place, we ask for your help and cooperation in maintaining this historic church. Did you know: ➢ spilled beverages stain the carpet and marble floor? ➢ dropped food can be ground into the carpet and some of that food, especially gum, raisins, can never be completely removed? ➢ keys, pens, and metal toys have scarred many of the pews, and these pews will have to be removed, restored, and reinstalled? It is important that we know the consequences if we do not care for this magnificent church. Please help us preserve the beauty of this grand church for generations to come.

How to Register. In order to offer you our best hospitality, please register no later than Monday, March 24. The registration fee is $10 per person, and includes lunch and a reception. • Old St. Pat’s members should contact Eileen Brady at 630.782.1496. • St. Agatha’s members should contact Sr. Patricia Kerz at 312. 243.2986, or Phyllis Burrell at 773.277.4526.


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P rograms The Encore Café Sunday, March 30, 2014 Restorative Justice: Transforming our Understanding of Justice with Hon. Sheila Murphy, Ret. and Professor Michael Seng Restorative Justice is the opposite of punitive justice. As a process, it provides an alternative framework for thinking about wrongdoing. Come learn more about this movement that seeks to bring together offender, victim, and community stakeholders in a way that fosters healing, accountability, and redemption over judgment and revenge. Sheila M. Murphy was born in Colorado and later attended Loretto Heights College and graduated from both Marquette and DePaul University.  Before becoming a lawyer, she taught in the public schools for seven years. Later, as a judge she established a children’s room in the courthouse where she served as Chief Judge and during her tenure a school was opened in the basement of the courthouse for children who needed a second chance after being expelled. She also worked to establish courts dedicated specifically to domestic violence and drug treatment.  Sheila Murphy is currently teaching Restorative Justice at John Marshall Law School. Michael Seng is the co-executive director of The John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Support Center and Fair Housing Legal Clinic. He lectures nationally and publishes extensively on fair housing law. Prior to joining the John Marshall faculty, Professor Seng served as a judicial law clerk, was in private practice, and directed the legal services office in Cairo, Illinois. Professor Seng served as a Fulbright professor in Nigeria in 1983-84 and as a visiting professor in the Czech Republic in 1996. He writes on civil rights issues. Sheila Murphy and Michael Seng co-direct the Restorative Justice Project at John Marshall Law School. The Restorative Justice Project (RJP) trains law students in restorative justice techniques.

The Encore Cafe is a Sunday breakfast and speaker program hosted by Old St. Pat’s Encore organization. Come join us for breakfast, a great conversation, and the best fellowship! All are most welcome. We begin at 10:45 a.m. (closely following the 9:30 a.m. Mass) with a breakfast buffet on the second floor of the Fr. Jack Wall Mission Center, 711 W. Monroe Street. Please note our new location! Our guest speaker is introduced at 11:10 a.m. and we end our program at noon. Cost: $12 per person R.S.V.P. In order for us to offer you our best hospitality we ask that you please make your reservation by calling Encore volunteer Eileen Brady at 630-782-1496 no later than Wednesday, March 26. Thanks!

Recognizing that each new season of our lives brings with it its own graces, joys, challenges and opportunities; Encore is your invitation to come together with other “seasoned” adults (men and women, single and married, age fifty or older) at Old St. Pat’s to share your enthusiasm for life, learning, service, and fun!


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P rograms Old St. Pat’s Fourth Annual Lenten Evening of Service Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Hunger Never Takes a Holiday Feeding the Hungry + Giving Drink to the Thirsty + Clothing the Naked + Offering Hospitality to the Homeless + Visiting the Imprisoned + Caring for the Sick + Burying the Dead …corporal works of mercy “Our grandparents used to make a point of not throwing away leftover food. Consumerism has made us accustomed to wasting food daily and we are unable to see its real value. Throwing away food is like stealing from the table of those who are poor and hungry.” Pope Francis NO ONE should go hungry, yet more than 860,000 people in Cook County (1 in 6) are unsure of when they will receive their next meal. The number of people the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) network serves has increased in recent years, but the GCFD continues to fight hunger until the ONE becomes NONE. It is getting harder and harder for families to make ends meet, and many people are finding themselves skipping meals or cutting back on the quality or quantity of food they purchase for themselves and their families. A sample “snap shot” of the faces of hunger in Cook County: …37% are children under 18; 9% are children; 6% are homeless; …34% of households include at least one employed adult; …22% of households report their main source of income is from a job; …47% of households say they have to choose between paying for food and utilities; …44% of households report choosing between paying for food and rent/mortgage. Our Old St. Pat’s community is currently participating in seven seasonal Wednesday Evenings of Service: Winter, Lent, Easter/Spring, Summer, Autumn, Advent and Christmas. The total number of volunteers at these sessions has been averaging 30, ages ranging from 14 through 90. You, too, are invited to join our Old St. Pat’s community in helping to stamp out hunger in Cook County. Even if you have never worked at the GCFD with Connections, Outreach… weekday or weekend…or as an are urged to unite in our joint Old St. Pat’s contingency for our Lenten


Evening of Service. Evening work sessions at the GCFD occur only on Wednesdays. Each volunteer worker will earn $5/hour credit for the GCFD agencies supported by Old St. Pat’s Outreach…part of a network of 650 food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens. These credits are used by our agencies to offset their costs Date: Wednesday, March 26 Hours: 6 – 9 p.m. Place: GGCFD, 4100 W. Ann Luri Place (42nd Place) Chicago Register: Contact: Jim Holbrook at 773.237.2625, or [email protected] Tasks: These functions require standing: When perishable foods have been donated, the preparation of those foods for distribution is always the priority for our assignments. Items are sorted by date and freshness quality and repackaged for distribution. Should a large group be present at the same time we serve, we may be part of assembling “emergency food packages,” providing provisions for a family of four for four days. Each volunteer adds the same item to each package (moving on a continuously running conveyor belt). Our goal is to assemble 1,000 packages. Various kinds of cereal, pasta, or rice arrive in 300-500 pound drums. These items are repackaged into convenient size packages, labeled and packed for distribution. Administrative assignments for those not able to stand for three hours: These assignment, when available, involve mailings and/or compilation of publicity packets. It is imperative that you pre-register as there is a limit of 30 spaces available for Old St. Pat’s volunteers. Current insurance requirements, namely ratio of GCFD employees to volunteers, are now in place. Should the number of volunteers from other groups be lower than expected, we may be able to use their unfilled spots. Please come! Join the fun! Help Hungry Neighbors!

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Inside the Bank of America Chicago Marathon Thursday, April 3 Young Leaders of Chicago is back and even better than before! We are looking forward to our spring kick-off event where a panel of representatives will take us “Inside the Bank of America Chicago Marathon” and show us what it takes to produce one of the most prestigious events in the world. The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is an international attraction that has become one of Chicago’s largest tourism vehicles, and is also a source of civic pride, with an estimated 1.7 million spectators lining the course that runs through 29 distinct and culturally vibrant neighborhoods, spanning the city’s North, West, and South Sides. Each year, the event delivers a fast course, a first-class race experience, and builds upon a longstanding tradition of supporting the Chicago economy and more than 160 nonprofit organizations that raise funds to advance local, national, and global causes. For more information, contact Bridget Conway at [email protected]

3rd Annual No Ordinary Evening Gala Event Saturday, April 5, 2014 5:30 to 11:30 p.m. Navy Pier Grand Ballroom The signature event of the Declan Drumm Sullivan Memorial Fund. Join us in celebrating and honoring Declan’s life by supporting children as they pursue their dreams through education. Benefitting: For more information, go to events/NoOrdinaryEvening.aspx


Divorce Support Group — You Are No Alone Sunday: March 23, April 6, 20 Room 23, 2nd floor, Fr. Jack Wall Mission Center, 711 W. Monroe, Chicago This is a networking group for men and women who are separated or divorced. “You Are Not Alone” is a chance to talk with other men and women who are separated or divorced. We meet to discuss topics of importance to those seeking to heal during and after one of life’s most difficult transitions. We are not professional counselors, but are your peers who have been there and simply wish to listen and offer encouragement. We meet every other Sunday, from 10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at 711 W. Monroe, Chicago, Room 23. This is a free, drop-in networking group and no registration is required. For questions, please contact Debbie at [email protected]

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P rograms Save the Date! Thursday, April 3, 2014 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 23 Harmony, Hope & Healing (HHH) will sing with the Old St. Pat’s choir on Sunday, March 23, at the 11:15 a.m. Mass.

Annual Gospel Celebration Fundraiser Sunday, April 27 Mark your calendars for HHH’s Annual Gospbel Celebration Fundraiser on Sunday, April 27 from 1-3:30 p.m. at Pazzo’s at 311 West Wacker Drive, Chicago. This glorious annual event is full of song and celebration, food and flair. This year, HHH will honor Father Tom Hurley and Old St. Pat’s Music Ministry for all the wonderful blessings they have bestowed on HHH. To reserve tickets, or for more information, visit , or call 312.466.0267.

Young Adult Book Club Join other young adults for discussions on a variety of great books. First timers are always welcome. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] Date: Monday, March 31 at 7 p.m. Book: The Death of Innocents Author: Helen Prejean Place: Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago


Old St. Patrick’s Church Hall An Interfaith Seder: What Catholics and Jews Can Learn from Each Other led by Rabbi Evan Moffic Look to upcoming issues of the Crossroads Bulletin for more details about this unique learning opportunity!

Old St. Pat’s Book Club The Book Club meets on the second Sunday of every month from September to June. Book Club meetings are held in the library on the third floor of the Fr. Jack Wall Mission Center at 711 W. Monroe, from 9:30 - 11 a.m. The library is wheelchair accessible. All are welcome. Contact either Eileen Sutter at 773.539.0256, or Jean Lyon at 773.545.0482. Date: Book: Author:

Sunday, April 13 The Unlikely Disciple: A Sinner’s Semester at America’s Holiest University Kevin Roose

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The Old St. Pat’s Parents and Tots group Invites you to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Monday, March 17, from 9 a.m. - 11a.m Room 25AB – 2nd floor FR. Jack Wall Mission Center, 711 W. Monroe St.,Chicago Questions? Email Jenny Tole at [email protected]

Mass of Healing with Sacrament of Anointing 12:10 p.m. Mass Thursday, March 20, 2014 On the third Thursday of each month, Old St. Pat’s will offer the Sacrament of Anointing as part of the 12:10 p.m. Mass. All are welcome, especially those who are sick or suffering in any way, mind, body or spirit. There will be music at the 12:10 p.m. Mass, and our presider will be available in church to anoint any and all in need. Mark your calendars for future dates: March 20, May 15, June 19, July 17, August 21, September 18, October 16, November 20, 2014.

Volunteers Needed for “Breakfast with the Bunny” Saturday, April 12 Marillac House The Community Outreach Group is hosting the much awaited “Breakfast with the Bunny” at the Marillac House which focuses on strengthening and empowering children and families on Chicago’s West Side. Date: Saturday, April 12 Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Place: Marillac House, 212 S. Francisco Avenue, Chicago “Breakfast with the Bunny” provides needy families and their children with a traditional Easter Breakfast, egg hunt, egg coldoring experience, and a visit from the “real” Easter Bunny. Volunteers are needed to assemble 100 Easter baskets for families with children ages 6 to 12. Volunteers also are needed to serve breakfast, and assist with the various activities. To share in the Easter experience, each volunteer is asked to bring a small Easter basket and bunny goodies such as candy, chocolate eggs, and chocolate bunnies. The Marillac House families welcome volunteers of all ages. For more information or to R.S.V.P., contact George Millitzer at [email protected], or Lizbeth Gain at [email protected]


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P rograms Young and Homeless in Chicago with Guests from Chicago Coalition for the Homeless Speakers Bureau Sunday, March 23 ~ 6:15 – 7:45 p.m. Old St. Pat’s Church Hall

Shelter us, O Lord, and give us the compassion and knowledge to help others in their search for shelter.

When we think of people experiencing homelessness, our thoughts seldom include children and teens. Yet young people experiencing homelessness is a troubling reality. Recent numbers from the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless show that nearly 18,000 children in Chicago Public Schools are experiencing homelessness. If you want to learn more about homelessness and are ready to do something about it, please join us as guests from the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless Speakers Bureau share their personal stories and suggest actions we can all take to help make a difference in the lives of our most vulnerable young people.po The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless (CCH) Speakers Bureau Led by 15 formerly homeless adults, the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless Speakers Bureau reaches more than 3,500 people each year at events hosted by schools, universities, religious and civic groups.

Protect us, O Lord, from darkness, and give us the wisdom and skills to protect others who live in unsafe and unhealthy housing and long for the light. Bless us, O Lord, with homes that make comfort and joy realities for our families, and give us the grace to ensure this for all families. Amen.

The speaking team is passionate about its work and involves the most active homeless leaders at CCH. They talk about their own experiences, and advocate on issues related to school access, housing and jobs, and developing opportunities for homeless and at-risk people to get back on their feet.

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A Word of Thanks to our Advertisers Those companies and individuals whose advertisements appear on the last five pages of the weekly bulletin, subsidize the printing of the Old St. Pat’s bulletin. When you have the opportunity, please thank them in the name of Old St. Patrick’s by using their products and services. Should you wish to advertise in the bulletin, please contact Jim Braun, advertising sales representative, Liturgical Publications Inc. (LPI), at 800.950.9952, extension 2446, or [email protected] 23

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G eneral I nformation Wedding Schedule

Mass Schedule Sunday 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 5 p.m., and 8 p.m. Monday – Friday (Daily Mass) 7 a.m. and 12:10 p.m.

Wedding Banns

Church is open for Personal Prayer: Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

May the Winds of Heaven Dance Between You.

Reconciliation Fridays at 11:45 a.m., or upon request.

Liturgical Ministry

If you feel called to serve as a Hospitality Minister, Eucharistic Minister or Lector for one of our Sunday liturgies, please contact Krista Kutz at [email protected], or 312.798.2367. Training for Hospitality Ministers and Eucharistic Ministers takes place four times per year. Training for Lectors occurs annually.


Sign-Language Interpreter Upon request, a sign language interpreter can be available at the 11:15 a.m. or 5 p.m. Mass on Sundays, as well as for holidays and holy days of obligation. It would be most appreciative if you would give us 5 days of advance notice. To request access to a sign language interpreter at Mass, please contact Krista Kutz at 312798-2367, or [email protected] Low-gluten Host Old St. Pat’s has low-gluten hosts available for those members who, for health reasons, could not receive regular Communion hosts. Please inform the Mass coordinator if you would like to receive a low-gluten host. Nursery Service Nursery service is available during the 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. Masses in The Frances Xavier Warde School building. Enter the school on Des Plaines Street. The Baptismal Program and Schedule To schedule a baptism, please contact Betty O’Toole, Baptism Scheduler, at 312.798.2366. Old St. Patrick’s Website Be sure to visit our website,, for the most up-to-date information.

If you are engaged and would like to be married at Old St. Patrick’s Church, please contact Jo Ann O’Brien, wedding scheduler/coordinator, at [email protected] org, or 312.831.9383.

I Andrew J. Mellen & Lauren A. Matecki Matthew Ingersol & Sarah Farthing Cameron Petroff & Kare Emmer II Michael Ernst & Julia Maria Kich Darwin Salicrup & Zina Aboona Matthew Unkovich & Alison Cullinan III Daniel Broderick, Jr., & Rebecca Trimble Douglas James Lipke & Abigail Dodge Beach Michael Mathews & Danielle Songero

Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) Old St. Pat’s Group Volunteer Dates 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place, Chicago 773.247.3663

Help Us Stamp Out Hunger! Group Date/Time


Outreach Tuesday, April 8 weekday 9 a.m. - Noon

Jim Holbrook [email protected] 773.237.2625

Connections Saturday, April 12 9 a.m. - Noon

Christine Miller [email protected]

Outreach Saturday, April 12 weekend 9 a.m. - Noon

Mary Beth Riley [email protected] 630.655.9447

Old St. Pat’s 2014 Lenten Evening of Service Wednesday, March 26 6 - 9 p.m. Contact: Jim Holbrook at 773.237.2625, or [email protected]


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Then Peter said to Jesus in reply, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.” While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud cast a shadow over them, then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” - Mt 17:4-5

Sunday,March 16, 2014 Readings: Gn 12:1-4a/2 Tm 1:8b-10/Mt 17:1-9 Mass Remembrances: 7 a.m. 8 a.m. Collette Durkin (=) 9:30 a.m. Mona Roache (=), Fred Spitzzeri (=), Edward Weinheimer 11:15 a.m. Mary Kenney Alwan, Russell D’Agostino (=), Patrick Sullivan 5 p.m. Thomas Ward (=) 8 p.m. Book of Patrick: Carol N. Moskop, Nancy O’Reilly, Clifford Phippen, Harry C. Quast, Riley Family, Frank Siuda, LaVerne Buckley Stephenson, Matt & Joyce Walsh

Monday, March 17, 2014 Readings: Dn 9:4b-10/Lk 6:36-38 Mass Remembrances: Lara Alden-Arrighi (=), Tom Leahy , Fr. Patrick O’Malley (=) Book of Patrick Cathy Ahern, Robert Bigibrey, Jozef K. Bondarowicz, Detta Burke, Joseph Burns, Bill Butler Family, John Michael Carney, Mae & Jim Carney, Cleary Family, Marion Darrah Cloud, Jennifer Christine Corrales, Sara Lucas Cunningham, William & Jean Divane, Anna M. Dolan, Patrick Dooley, Vincent Duncan, Mildred Duris, Salvatore & Rhoda Eraci, James Fitzgerald, Marty & Kitty Gaughan, Mary Jo George, Irene Gazarek, Sr. Virginia Healy, B.V.M., John Higgins, Patrick J. & Catherine M. Kamp Holbrook, Gene Hughes, Patrick Kane, James & Patricia Kelly, Patrick Kennedy, Dan Lydon, Patrick Lynch, Patrick & Catherine Maloney Family, John R. McKenzie, Patrick Thomas McNamara, John Mitchell, William Morrissey, Patrick Murdock, The O’Brien Family, Margaret & Daniel O’Brien, Catherine O’Connell, John O’Connor, Joseph P. O’Shaughnessy, PEACE IN IRELAND, Phyllis Ann Pope, Red Powers, Daniel M. Riordan, Timothy Scanlan, Timothy Patrick Scanlan, Colleen Schiesser, Patrick Scully, Donal Stephens, Jamieson & Sullivan Families, Michael J. Sullivan, Mary Teach, Delia Tully, John Tuohy

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Readings: Is 1:10, 16-20/Mt 23:1-12 Mass Remembrances: Ernest Kristofor, Rev. Fred J. Spitzzeri (=)

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 Readings: 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16/Rom 4:13, 16-18, 22/Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a or Lk 2:41-51a Book of Patrick: Mildred Abenonti, Ronald Alghine, Deborah Blum, Jozef K. Bondarowicz, Karen Brown, Colleen Burns, Clayton Carrico, Janina Carrico, Louis Celano, Judge William J. Campbell, Christine Centoducati, Joseph Matthew DeVita, Anita Del Duca, Ernestine Gallo Vic Domino, Edward Joseph Driscoll, Raymound Fiesco, Isabel Fusco, Rose Ann Gallo, Vincent Gallo, Clara Gattuso, Mr. & Mrs. Micheal Gullo, Marilyn Flanagan Gulan, Dan Heard, Joseph Henry, Thomas Joseph Holbrook, Jozef Kasperkiewicz, Merfete Konotos, Adelia Lee, Julia McGury, Charles Mikuta, Eileen M. Murphy, Sandy Nelson, Charles Noblit, James Pippen, Dr. Peter Pleotis, James Pyrpen, Barabara Sapiente, Vincent Serpa, Patricia Stelzer, Camillo F. Volini, Camillo F. Volini, Elizabeth Walters, Jack Weber, Carter Wells

Thursday, March 20, 2014 Readings: Jer 17:5-10/Lk 16:19-31 Book of Patrick: Eugene Brock, John Patrick “Jack” Callahan III, Charles W. Danis, Peg Lombardo, Micaela Lucia McGreal, Kyle McNulty, Margot Schlenker, Loralee & Charles Vasquez, Jack Weber

Friday, March 21, 2014 Readings: Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a/ Mt 21:33-43, 45-46 Book of Patrick: Thomas Wm. Burke Sr., Shelley “Jack” Cary, Diane Crifase, Jim Finnegan, Carl J. Madda, Margaret & Walter Sheridan, Anna Moore Thomas, Pedro Orlando Tratch

Saturday, March 22, 2014* Readings; Mi 7:14-15, 18-20/Lk 15:1-3, 11-32 Book of Patrick: Thomas Joseph Borger, Sr. Bernadita Finnegan, Catherine C. Jones, Mary Joyce, Kevin Patrick Lanigan, Dorothy C. Morris, John T. Salt, Florence & Frank Siuda Catherine A. Shannon, Patrick Casey Tierney

Sunday, March 23, 2014 Readings: Ex 17:3-7/Rom 5:1-2, 5-8/Jn 4:5-42 or 4:5-15, 19b-26, 39a, 40-42

Book of Patrick: Maxine Booyer, Robert D. Gibney, Margaret Leonard, Emily Popowski

For Those Who Are Sick Anthony Armando, Erin Nicole Baker, Gina Baldacci, Rose Marie Borelli, Peter Curtin, Chuck Doonan, Antionette Janich, Claire Junkins, Bill Kunkle, Fr. Michael Kyte, George Melchiorre, William Melchiorre, JoAnn O’Brien, Brian O’Callahan, Dorothy Pero, Janet Pickering, Peg Roth, Christopher Shimandle, Marguerite Thompson For Those Who Have Recently Died Baby Jocelyn, Nicholas Janich, Connie

Lance, Sharon Murray, Kevin Rohan, Mary Rotunno, Thomas Sherman, Aileen Strotman, Gloria Tepavchevich, Ethel & Dick Westley, John Francis Westley * As there are no Masses scheduled on Saturday, these names will be read on Friday, March 21, 2014.

Women and Men of Faith March 19 St. Joseph, Husband of Mary The Bible pays Joseph the highest compliment: he was a “just” man. The quality meant a lot more than faithfulness in paying debts. When the Bible speaks of God “justifying” someone, it means that God, the all-holy or “righteous” One, so transforms a person that the individual shares somehow in God’s own holiness, and hence it is really “right” for God to love him or her. When the word “just” is used in the Bible to describe Joseph, it means that he was one who was completely open to all that God wanted to do for him. He became holy by opening himself totally to God. The rest we can easily surmise. Think of the kind of love with which he wooed and won Mary, and the depth of the love they shared during their marriage. It is no contradiction of Joseph’s holiness that he decided to divorce Mary when she was found to be with child. The important words of the Bible are that he planned to do this “quietly” because he was “a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame” (Matthew 1:19). The just man was simply, joyfully, wholeheartedly obedient to God—in marrying Mary, in naming Jesus, in shepherding the precious pair to Egypt, in bringing them to Nazareth, in the undetermined number of years of quiet faith and courage. adapted from

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D irectory Old St. Patrick’s Church Administrative Office • Fr. Jack Wall Mission Center • 711 W. Monroe • Chicago, IL 60661 • p 312.648.1021 • f 312.648.9025 Accounting Janette Nunez 312.798.2305 [email protected]

Blood Drive Mark Buciak* 773.307.0033 [email protected]

Family Ministry Bea Cunningham 312.831.9351 [email protected]

Linda Vasquez 312.798.2307 [email protected]

The Cara Program Eric Weinheimer 312.798.3305

Adult Education Ministries

Katie Brandt 312.831.9352 [email protected]

Bob Kolatorowicz 312.831.9379 [email protected]

Chicago Food Depository Mary Beth Riley* 630.655.9447 [email protected]

Advancement Tim Liston 312.798.2381 [email protected]

The Children’s Place Katie Byrne* 312.863.1120 [email protected]

Gay & Lesbian; Friends & Families Outreach (Old St. Pat’s) John Parro* [email protected] Bob Kolatorowicz [email protected], 312.831.9379

Book of Patrick (Memorial for Loved Ones) Bridget Conway 312.798.2348 [email protected]

House of Mary and Joseph Kate Boege* 312.337.7953 [email protected]

Annulment Support Ministry Patty Stiles 847.220.3011 [email protected] Baptisms Betty O’Toole, scheduler 312.798.2366 [email protected] Buildings/Grounds Andrew Rhodes 312.798.2345 [email protected] Clergy - Pastor Fr. Thomas J. Hurley 312.831.9363 [email protected] Admin. Assistant to Pastor Skye Darke 312.831.9377 [email protected] In Residence Fr. John J. Wall Fr. John Cusick Visiting Clergy Fr. Edward Foley, OFM Cap. Fr. Tony Mazurkiewicz, O. Carm Fr. Pat McGrath, SJ Fr. Paul Novak, OSM Fr. William O’Shea Msgr. Kenneth Velo Communications Veronica Sepin 312.831.9364 [email protected] Community Outreach Beth Marek 312.831.9361 [email protected] Adult Literacy Program Marilyn and Joe Antonik* 773.286.3390 [email protected]


Interfaith House Beth Marek 312.831.9361 [email protected] Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Joe Harzich* 312.835.4932 [email protected] Marah’s Permanent Housing RoxAnne Rochester* 312.553.1777 [email protected] Special Olympics Greg Benacka* 708.271.4460 [email protected] St. Agatha’s Sharing Parish Beth Marek 312.831.9361 [email protected] Su Casa Jim Karczewski* 630.279.0144 [email protected] Trinity Volunteer Corps Marty Kenahan 708.567.0518 [email protected] U of I Hospital Pediatrics Sue Sierkierski* 312.546.4312 [email protected] Counseling Services Felicia M. Brackett-Owens 773.643.6259, or 773.317.2056. Encore: Older Adults Mary Kay Slowikowski* [email protected] Faith Formation Keara Ette 312.798.2328 [email protected]

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Listening Parent Ministry Maureen Schuneman [email protected] Grief Support Facilitators Judi Black, Bill Brennan* 312.798.2358 Hospitality Bridget Evers 312.831.9368 [email protected] Jewish Catholic Ministry Jewish Catholic Dialogue Gina Lakin* 773.485.9966 [email protected] Eileen O’Farrell Smith* [email protected] Family School David Kovacs [email protected] Interfaith Union Eileen O’Farrell Smith [email protected] Liturgy Krista Kutz 312.798.2367 [email protected] Katie Kearns [email protected] 312.831.9372 Marriage Preparation Jack Berkemeyer - Pre-Cana Experience 312.798.2386 [email protected] Patty Stiles - Pre-Marital Assessment 847.220.3011 [email protected] Members/New Members Tim Liston 312.798.2348 [email protected] Christy Salazar 312.831.9354 [email protected]

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D irectory Music Dominic Trumfio 312.831.9382 [email protected]

Wedding Ministry JoAnn O’Brien 312.831.9383 [email protected]

Bill Fraher 312.831.9353 [email protected]

Wedding Volunteers Mary Jo Graf* 312.360.1622 [email protected]

Laura Higgins 708.606.8498 [email protected] North Lawndale Kinship Initiative Vincent L. Guider 312.798.2374 [email protected] Rachel Lyons [email protected] Office Manager Joanne Gresik 312.831.9370 [email protected] Pastoral Care Ministry Bernadette Gibson 312.798.2389 prayer line [email protected] 312.493.8737 pastoral cell Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) Keara Ette 312.798.2328 [email protected] Receptionist 312.648.1021 Resident Theologian Presenter Dr. Terry Nelson-Johnson [email protected] 312.831.9373 Retreat Program: Beloved Tammy Roeder 312.798.2350 [email protected] Social Justice Bob Kolatorowicz 312.831.9379 [email protected] Rachel Lyons [email protected] Special Events (Fundraisers) Sheila Greifhahn 312.798.2343 [email protected] Annette Buys 312.831.9355 [email protected] Spiritual Direction Tammy Roeder 312.798.2350 [email protected] Tours of Old St. Pat’s Jim McLaughlin* 630.852.7269 [email protected]

Robin Ramel* 708.366.1293 [email protected] Women’s Spirituality Mary Anne Moriarty * 312.861.0382 Young Adult Ministry (Old St. Pat’s) Keara Ette 312.798.2328 [email protected] Youth Ministry: Foundations and Blueprints/8th Grade Experience Becky Gee 312.798.2329 [email protected]

The Mary and Bill Aronin Center for Social Concerns 703 W. Monroe Chicago, IL 60661 Career Transitions Center Mary Sabathne 312.906.9908 [email protected]

Parking at Old St. Pat’s For your convenience, we are providing parking information to make parking easily accessible for everyone who visits Old St. Pat’s. Saturdays Lot 1: There is no charge to park your car in the parking lot at the Southeast corner of Adams and Des Plaines. Lot 2: There is no charge to park your car in the roped off area marked “Old St. Pat’s” in the parking lot at the Southeast corner of Monroe and Des Plaines. Sundays Lot 1: There is no charge to park your car in the lot on the Southeast corner of Adams and Des Plaines all day and evening; Lot 2: There is no charge to park your car in the lot on the Southeast corner of Monroe and Des Plaines until 6:30 p.m. You must pay after 6:30 p.m. Lot 3: There is no charge to park your car in the lot on the Northwest corner of Monroe and Des Plaines (across from 711) until 5 p.m. You must pay after 5 p.m. to park in this lot. Weeknights Lot 1: There is no charge to park your car in the lot on the Southeast corner of Adams and Des Plaines; if you are coming to Old St. Pat’s for meetings, please let the attendant know and keep your keys as he leaves after 8 p.m. Lot 3: You must pay to park your car in the lot on the Northwest corner of Monroe and Des Plaines (across from 711) throughout the week.

Coprodeli, Peru Beth Marek 312.831.9361 [email protected]


Friends of Fabretto, Nicaragua Tom Gleason* 773.227.6556 [email protected] Harmony, Hope & Healing Marge Nykaza 312.466.0267 [email protected] org


Horizons for Youth Brian Broccolo 312.627.9031 [email protected] LIFT - India Dan Quinn 412.996.9670 [email protected]


Global Alliance for Africa Jonathan Shaver* 312.399.2830 [email protected] Tom Derdak [email protected]

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