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Crossroads Old St. Patrick’s Church Bulletin k

December 15 & 22, 2013



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Just a Thought

The Giving Tree —Watch the Miracles Unfold! Christmas Eve Mass Schedule

Christmas Day & New Year’s Mass Schedule

Advent Schedule

Advent Evenings at Old St. Pat’s Lector Ministry

Sacrament of Anointing

Harmony, Hope & Healing

Just Faith

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P age T wo Just a Thought... I am writing this on a day when the temperature outside is 9 degrees and the overnight temp dropped to -1. It is a frigid start to the winter here in Chicago, no doubt about it. Like all of you, when the weather gets this bad, our thoughts turn to our sisters and brothers who are the homeless. Fr. Tom Hurley News reports indicate that shelters are packed and countless people with generous hearts are doing what they can to help our homeless friends find places of warmth. The issue of homelessness and the reality of the urban poor in-and-around Old St. Patrick’s Church on a daily basis have caused me to personally stop and consider what exactly we are doing as a faith community to help serve and alleviate the struggles of our homeless friends. I have been keenly aware of the problem since I first arrived many years ago but it seems, during these past many months, that this issue has heightened for me. I am not sure if the number of homeless persons has increased (I believe it has since the recession) but it definitely feels like more of our struggling sisters and brothers are among us on our city streets. There iss no question that the people of Old St. Patrick’s are among some of the most generous, great-hearted disciples in the world! On any given day, many of you are “out there” among the poor, serving with loving hearts and working with so many of our partnering organizations, both here in the city and literally around the globe! It is an impressive Outreach Ministry we have established at Old. St. Pat’s and I am deeply grateful to our own Beth Marek who pastors so beautifully all those involved in this important ministry. But during the past few months, some of us at Old St. Pat’s have been asking the question: are we doing enough around here at Adams & Desplaines? Is our response bold enough? Is our local response to poverty efficient enough? What are we doing and how are we doing it? Let me offer some information on what is happening presently. Back in mid-November, we hosted a conversation with representatives from the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, Haymarket Center, and the Chicago Police. It was an enlightening conversation with those who are truly the experts with this issue. Overall, their feedback to us was: keep doing what you are doing. Keep partnering with credible organizations that have the skills and resources to serve the poor. Do not try doing something that you are not equipped to handle.


When a person approaches Old St. Pat’s, we offer a bag of food, which Beth Marek and many volunteers assemble. (In fact, last week we had the pre-school children from FXW School helping to create the bags!) Beth told me that we are giving out anywhere from 150-200 bags each month. We are working on increasing our capacity to offer information on where our friends can find a safe shelter and transportation. We also have clothing available. Another idea we are working on right now is how to expand our Outreach Mission around our campus with you. Meaning, we would like to establish a ministry of “first responders” to the poor who approach our church. Most often, we have people who approach us on a Sunday morning before-and-after Masses. It would be helpful if we could have some church members serve as volunteers and be the first to respond to our friends in need. Our Time man of the year, Pope Francis has made a universal call for us to be a church for the poor. I hope you will join the Pope and Old St. Pat’s in figuring out more ways in which we can credibly live the gospel for the poor right here in our midst. Finally, a word of Thanks to all those who made our 20th annual Deck The Halls concert so tremendously successful. Enough cannot be said about the women and men of our concert choir. Their dedication and hard work to make a sound of music so perfect and melodious was second-to-none. They were terrific! How grateful and lucky we are to have a director in Bill Fraher. I watched one night at rehearsal how he works so meticulously with the choir on every word of every song. What a gift! And if it wasn’t for the great staff of Old St. Pat’s under the leadership of Sheila Greifhahn, Annette Buys, Betty O’Toole, JoAnn O’Brien, and Andy Rhodes, the concert would not sell out three nights in a row!!! And how grateful we are to Margaret McClaren and Brian Lynch who are always there for us hustling raffle tickets to provide some more fun to this event. Bravo to them and to the outstanding volunteers who hosted this great event. It is truly the best Christmas concert in town! THANK YOU to all who attended and supported this important event for Old St. Pat’s! A blessed Advent to you

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

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A wakenings The Giving Tree — Watch the Miracles Unfold! By Beth Marek The Giving Tree at Old St. Pat’s has grown into a well-oiled machine during the last few years. This tradition has been around for more than 20 plus years at our mission-based church community and has become a huge holiday success. Many factors play into this success story: the Giving Tree Committee members: Sara Rinke, Donna Kamuda, Marty and Mike Kenahan who recreate the logistics every year; the generous giving community of Old St. Pat’s; and the S.P.O.K.E.S. team who schlep and sort all of the gifts while learning about the programs and organizations they serve. Then throw in a huge gift wrapping holiday cocktail and appetizer party and you have the formula for a very memorable day. Beth Marek

But as I sit back and reflect on all of this planning and execution, the real magic of the season unfolds in the stories that transpire. Stories that renew my faith in people and their goodness and heightens my awareness of my faith once again. My mantra at work has always been “if you need it, it will show up, ” — I have witnessed this on many occasions. i We cook a luncheon four time a year at Interfaith House that is home to 64 homeless men and women who have recently been hospitalized. Intellectually, I know it takes at least a team of six – seven people to make a gourmet meal for the group. At the last minute, my group fell apart and I had only one new volunteer who I did not know. My mantra came to my mind, but even I was feeling anxious. How do two of us create a Mexican meal in under two hours for such a large group? My new volunteer was a young, high energy woman of Hispanic background who loved to cook for a large crowd! We raced against the clock and managed to prepare a remarkable meal! She was a gift from heaven! i Santa is part of Christmas for every child — that is a given. And Santa comes to our University of Illinois Pediatrics parties like clockwork. But this year was different, the pediatrics floor had a young child who was dying and whose only wish was to see Santa. And lo and behold, Santa arrived earlier than usual and was rushed to the young boy’s bedside. Having had his final desire come to fruition, this little The Cockman family helps boy now had the courage and heart to let go. His mom thanked us for helping her Santa with the Giving Tree. young child move into the Lord’s hands; her prayers were answered. i Last Christmas, a hat, scarf and mitten set arrived late for the Giving Tree in January. We had meet all the needs for our programs and I thought to myself, what should I do with this gift. Knowing that a need would unfold, I kept it in my car. I drive to work from Oak Park through the West Side. As I was driving down Madison after attending a post-holiday dinner at a restaurant, leaving the diner with a very full doggie bag, I spotted a gentleman searching through the garbage for food. He had no gloves or hat or scarf. Well, God showed me his need and I delivered the warm items to the man and he was grateful, though shocked. It is Giving Tree Day today, Sunday, December 15 from 8 a.m.– 8 p.m. in the Church Hall. It is joyful chaos inside and out. Stop, take a deep breath and take it all in. Yes, we provide Christmas presents for hundreds of folks, but stop, look a little deeper and witness the miracle of Christmas at Old St. Pat’s. See the love of Christ in a young child’s eyes as he/she runs up to Santa on the church steps, or the chubby hands of a kid dropping off a gift for a child in need. My prayer for you today is to notice the magic. Just be present a moment and take it all in. And to be careful of what you pray for as it will show up! Not always in the form you desire, but in what you truly need. Merry Christmas, Beth Marek and the Giving Tree Elves. Beth Marek is Director of Outreach at Old St. Patrick’s Church.


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Mass Schedule

Christmas EvE tuEsday, dECEmbEr 24, 2013 3 p.m.

5 p.m.



Family Mass & Christmas Pageant

Church Hall

Christmas Eve Mass: A Celtic Celebration


Christmas Eve Mass: Young Adult Choir

FXW Cafeteria

Christmas Eve Mass: All Are Welcome


Family Mass & Christmas Pageant

Church Hall

Christmas Eve Mass: Teen Ensemble

Midnight 10:30 p.m. 11:15 p.m. Midnight

Church Midnight Mass Church doors open Prelude Music Mass begins

Midnight 11:15 p.m. 11:45 p.m. Midnight

Church Hall Hall doors open Prelude Music Mass begins

Celtic Midnight Mass

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Christmas day WEdnEsday, dECEmbEr 25, 2013 7, 8, 9:30, 11:15 a.m.

FEast oF st. stEphEn thursday, dECEmbEr 26, 2013 No Masses

nEW yEar’s EvE tuEsday, dECEmbEr 31, 2013 Mass Schedule: 5:30 p.m. ~ Church

nEW yEar’s day WEdnEsday, January 1, 2014 Mass Schedule: 10 a.m. ~ Church


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Advent 2013

Waking Up To Christmas! P.S.: We are thrilled to be adding a second liturgy at Midnight Mass this year with Father Ed Foley on Tuesday, December 24! In this historic church, opened for the first time at Midnight Mass 1856, we hope you’ll join us!


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A dvent 2013 Date Event Sunday, December 15 3rd Sunday of Advent

Time and Location Mass Schedule: 7, 8, 9:30 Church, Church Hall, and FXW Cafeteria 11:15 a.m. 5 p.m., 8 p.m.

At 9:30 a.m. in the church, Family Ministry will host its annual  Christmas Story Liturgy for all children.  This will be a very crowded Mass, so please plan to arrive early. For those who are a not a part of the Family Ministry Christmas Story Liturgy, the Foundations teens will host a separate 9:30 a.m.  Mass in the FXW Gym. There will be a thrid Mass, if needed, in the FXW Cafeteria.

Family Ministry Christmas Story Liturgy

9:30 a.m. Church 9:30 a.m. Liturgies in the FXW Gym and Cafeteria (without the play)

Advent Evening of Service 6 – 8 p.m., Church Hall “Outreach Christmas Giving Tree and Gift Wrapping” See page 9 for details

Tuesday, December 17

Memorial Service for Those Who Have 6 p.m. Liturgy Died Homeless Church

Wednesday, December 18 Advent Evening of Pause

5:30 – 10:30 p.m. Church open for quiet prayer

Sunday, December 22 4th Sunday of Advent

Mass Schedule: 7, 8, 9:30 Church and Church Hall, 11:15 a.m. 5 p.m., 8 p.m.

Advent Evening of Reflection 6:15 - 7:45 p m., Church Hall “Waking Up To Christmas!” Wrap-up the Advent season with a mini-retreat facilitated by Old St. Pat’s staff. Both the 5 and 8 p.m. Masses will be preached by Director of Liturgy, Krista Kutz on “Waking Up To Christmas!”

Tuesday, December 24

Christmas Eve

Family Mass: Christmas Pageant

Christmas Eve Mass: Young Adult Choir 3 p.m., FXW Gym

Christmas Eve Mass: All Are Welcome! 3 p.m. FXW Cafeteria* *An accessible space with a sign language interpreter.


3 p.m., Church

Christmas Eve Mass: A Celtic Celebration 3 p.m., Church Hall

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A dvent 2013 Date Tuesday, December 24 continued

Event Christmas Eve

Time and Location

Family Mass: Christmas Pageant

5 p.m., Church

Christmas Eve Mass: Teen Ensemble 5 p.m., Church Hall

Midnight Mass

Church 10:30 p.m.: Church doors open 11:15 p.m.: Music begins Midnight: Mass begins

Celtic Midnight Mass

Church Hall 11:15 p.m. Church Hall doors open 11:45 p.m. Music begins Midnight: Mass begins

Wednesday, December 25 Christmas Day

Church Mass Schedule: 7, 8, 9:30, 11:15 a.m.

Thursday, December 26

Feast of St. Stephen


Friday, December 27

Feast of St. John

Mass Schedule: 7 a.m. and 12:10 p.m.

Saturday, December 28 Sunday, December 29

Feast of the Holy Innocents Feast of the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph

NO MASSES Mass Schedule: 7, 8, 9:30, 11:15 a.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m.

Tuesday, December 31 New Year’s Eve

Church Mass Schedule: 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 1 Solemnity of Mary, Holy Mother of God Church New Year’s Day Mass Schedule10 a.m. Thursday and Friday, January 2 and 3, 2014

Mass Schedule 7 a.m. and 12:10 p.m.

Sunday, January 5 Epiphany

Mass Schedule 7, 8, 9:30 Church and Hall, 11:15 a.m., 5 p.m., 8 p.m.

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Advent Evenings at Old St. Pat’s

Stay after the 5 p.m. Mass or come early to the 8 p.m. Mass! Each Sunday of Advent, we will host unique evening programs. No registration fee or R.S.V.P. needed. All are welcome!

Third Sunday of Advent: Evening of Service “Outreach Giving Tree and Gift Wrapping” December 15, 2013 6 - 8 p.m., Church Hall Join Old St. Pat’s Outreach in making Christmas merrier for the thousands of men, women and children who benefit from the numerous Outreach programs supported by Old St. Pat’s and staffed by a great team of volunteers.

Fourth Sunday of Advent: Evening of Reflection “Waking Up To Christmas!” December 22, 2013 6:15 - 7:45 p.m., Church Hall Wrap-up the Advent season with a mini-retreat facilitated by Old St. Pat’s staff. Both the 5 and 8 p.m. Masses will be preached by Director of Liturgy, Krista Kutz on “Waking Up To Christmas!” In between Masses, all are welcome to enjoy refreshments, and an opportunity for prayer and discussion to ready ourselves for the Christmas miracle.

Merry Christmas from Old St. Patrick’s Church


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P rograms Outreach Giving Tree December 15

Join the Old St. Patrick’s Outreach Group in making Christmas merrier for the thousands of men, women and children who benefit from the many Outreach programs supported by Old St. Patrick’s and staffed by numerous Old St. Pat’s volunteers. Please take an ornament from the Giving Tree and include a person in need on your Christmas list. Unwrapped gifts, with the Giving Tree ornament firmly attached, may be brought to the Giving Tree truck in front of the Church on any Sunday between now and December 15, or to the Fr. Jack Wall Mission Center, 711 West Monroe Street, Chicago during the week. The deadline for gifts to be contributed is Sunday, December 15. Contributions of wrapping paper and tape would be appreciated. This year, we will gladly accept cash donations if you would like us to shop for you! Everyone is welcome to join in the fun of the Outreach Wrapping Party from 6 – 8 p.m. on Sunday, December 15 in the Church Hall (following the 5 p.m. Mass). What a great way to get into the holiday spirit as you help those in need. Meet new friends while enjoying Christmas cheer and refreshments! If you have any questions about the Giving Tree or the Wrapping Party, contact Sara Rinke at 773.960.3492, or [email protected]; or Donna Kamuda at [email protected]


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A BIRTHING Holy Midwife,

You rejoiced at the birth of Creation. I hold up to you the intuited mystery of something new being birthed in me. It has no face, no name, no sound, no shape. I only know that something unperceived is meant to come to life inside the womb of my deepest self. Is it greater depth or valuable clarity? Is it a whole new way of being? I fail to understand what it might be. My knowing is as faint as the light of a new moon. I know I must trust in your unfailing care. You will be attentive to this unnamed one who struggles mightily to be released within me. Help me to be attuned to the contractions of my spirit, to relax when I ought and push when I must. Encourage me to believe in what I cannot yet see. Be by my side as I await this mysterious new life, still curled up inside my pregnant spirit. Let me have faith in something good slowly taking shape and be trusting enough to stay in the birthing process. Let me be willing to endure the sweat and the groans and to cheer wildly when new life comes bursting forth. ~ Joyce Rupp


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P rograms Old St. Patrick’s Lector Ministry December 2013 – November 2014 The following Old St. Pat’s members will serve as Lectors throughout the upcoming liturgical year on Sundays and holy days. Altogether, they engaged in more than 15 hours of formation and practice, to prepare themselves to serve as faithful Ministers of the Word. We proudly commission them to proclaim our Scriptures and Prayers of the Faithful at our liturgical celebrations! John Adams Kate Anderson Elizabeth Babbitt Michele Banik-Rake Dave Baron Barbara Barreno Beth Bastedo Gene Bastedo Gene Bayer Jonathan Beato Bill Brennan Julie Brennan Christian Bryzinski Carly Bueltel Jim Buettner Amanda Burke Garrett Burke Diana Burns Elaine Carlson Kate Casale MacNally Courtney Castillo Frank Castillo Barry Cesafsky Regina Charles-Krystyn Bobbi Collins Michael Connelly Patrick Cooke William Corbett Bill Couchman Brendan Cournane Erin Crist Kevin Cuasay Diane Daly Mary Dempsey Rita Dempsey Joe DiPirro Barbara Dolan


Eileen Dolan Nathaniel Doromal Wes Dubin Ed Duffy Rebecca Duke Dianne Dunagan Anne Durkin Dan Durkin Leslie Dwyer Nicole Eells John Enderle Gene Ferretti Pat Folland John Furcon George Gaffaney Eileen Gallagher Jack Grogan Anne Gross Patrick Hartney Maureen Hellwig William Hickey Shamus Hines Mike Hobbs Jim Holbrook Charlene Hope John Hug Karl Jackson Robert Johnson Leslie Karr Meg Keating Clarmarie Keenan Kevin Keller Kevin Kelly Christina Kolski David Kovacs Patty Kovacs Robert Krystyn

Steve Lindo Sara Lock Quang Luu Brian Lynch Bill Maloney Bill Marutzky Jack Mathews Megan McCarthy Mary McCauley Megan McGovern Thomas Judy McLaughlin R.J. McMahon Alexis Michael John Mick Kurt Miller Julie Montague Gerald Moriarty Dianne Morr Juli Mrowca Lori Mrowca Jaclyn Mullooly Ann Murphy Maureen Murphy Patti Murphy Katherine Nee Mary Nerburn Tom O’Brien Mike O’Gara Eileen O’Shea Deborah Oates Sue Olenski John Partelow Beth Perry Margie Perzynski Matt Pollack Katie Portman Dan Quinn

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Dale Raczkowski Chris Robertson Peg Roth David Ryan Amber Samuelson Tom Schnecke Maureen Schuneman Christen Scozzafave John Shankland Rob Shasserre Louann Shea Carolyn Sheehy Harry Sheehy Nury Siekkinen Leslie Sikorski Mary Kay Slowikowski Norb Slowikowski Carla Stern Tom Stokes Jeff Stratton Peter Strittmatter Jan Strzalka Wayne Szabla Bernie Tafoya Chuck Thomason Diana Vetter Mary Pat Watt Zac Willette Marian Williamson Deb Wilson Nancy Woulfe Christine Wu

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P rograms Sacrament of Anointing 12:10 p.m. Mass Thursday, December 19 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.

Help Wanted! Christmas Decorating Team Do you have an eye for style? a flair for fabric? a knack for flowers? Are you adroit at hanging Christmas lights? and savvy about arranging candles? Or do you simply have two helping hands and some free time before Christmas? Old St. Pat’s is looking for volunteers like you to join our Christmas Decorating Team! Before thousands of guests arrive on Christmas Eve, we must deck the Hall, Gym, Cafeteria and Church with the Christmas spirit. If you can help us decorate, please contact, Katie Kearns, at [email protected], or 312.798.2372. The Gymnasium and Cafeteria will be decorated on Friday afternoon, December 20. The Hall and Church will be decorated on Monday morning, December 23.


Remembering Memorial Service for Those Who Have Died Homeless Tuesday, December 17 6 p.m. Old St. Patrick’s Church On Tuesday evening, December 17, The Ignatian Spirituality Project and The Chicago Homeless Coalition will host a memorial service at Old St. Pat’s for those who have died homeless. Died homeless? Here, in Chicago? In 2013? How can that be? A beautiful November day seems to mock the idea that people die in the streets. All the brightly lit buildings would seem to deny that people are without shelter every night. But we know the truth. Men and women, beloved daughters and sons of God, live and die in the streets of our city. Whether it be due to unemployment, record foreclosures, or health issues; more Americans are experiencing homelessness. Today, the fastest growing segment of the homeless population is families, including single mothers with their children. No one believes that families choose a homeless lifestyle. There is nothing free and easy about their homelessness. Homelessness is a constant struggle for survival and in the shadow of the Magnificent Mile, countless men, women and children are without homes and are losing the struggle for their lives. Next month, at the Memorial and the Candle Lighting Service we will genuflect to the memory of those who have died alone without a home. But even now, let us consider the incarnation through a different lens, the lens of the homeless poor living and dying on our streets. Even now, let us offer a prayer for those who have died homeless and recommit to the gospel of love and justice, building the kingdom where no one dies alone in the street.

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Chrisrtmas and New Year’s Holiday Schedule


Fr. Jack Wall Mission Center 711 W. Monroe, Chicago

Your heart be filled with and may the power of music fill your spirit this Christmas Season! Love and Merry Christmas from all of us at Harmony, Hope & Healing.

CLOSED: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 Thursday December 26, 2012 Saturday, December 28, 2013 Wednesday, January 1, 2014

OPEN: Friday, December 27, 2013 9 a.m. - Noon Sunday, December 29, 2013 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday, December 30, 2013 9 a.m. - Noon Tuesday, December 31, 2013 9 a.m. - Noon

Save the Date! 2nd Annual Volunteer Open House Sunday, January 19, 2014


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P rograms Lights! Camera! Action! 2nd Annual Volunteer Sunday Open House SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, January 19, 2014 Church Hall after all Masses Find your starring role at Volunteer Sunday 2014! This year’s Hollywood-themed open house features more than 50 non-profit organizations casting for talented volunteers…people like you. The opportunities to make a difference in your community are limitless — whether you are searching for a regular volunteer gig or can only make a cameo appearance a few times a year. Come be discovered — and get 2014 off to a great start!

Connections Christmas Party and Fundraiser Sunday, December 15 Connections’ invites you to their Christmas Party and fundraiser to benefit the families of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. Pizza will be served. Please bring a small dessert to share. Date: Time: Place: Cost: R.S.V.P.:

Sunday, December 15 Following the 5 p.m. Mass Dugan’s, 128 S. Halsted, Chicago $10 per person. [email protected] by Saturday, December 14.

Connections Night at the Opera Die Fledermaus Saturday, December 21

Old St. Pat’s Book Club 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: Sunday, January 12, 2014 Book: Defending Jacob Author: William Landay


Join Connections for a performance of Die Fledermaus at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 21 at the Lyric Opera. Composed by Johann Strauss, Jr., Die Fledermaus is “Waltzes galore and more ... it’s the world’s favorite operetta and it’s laughter all the way”. Tickets are $59 per person. Please send a check, payable to Cynthia Carlson, at 400 W. Dundee Road, #M13, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089. Checks must be received by Monday, December 2, 2013. Also include your email and phone number to receive additional information. If you have ny questions, contact Cynthia at [email protected]

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P rograms Nickel and Dime (Quarter and Penny) Us Into Life Throughout Advent, bring your loose change to Church on Sundays. All the pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters in the collection baskets support the ministry of the Outreach Programs. Through the collection of this loose change, Outreach has: 3 purchased backpacks for a homeless family with four schoolchildren; 3 hosted a barbeque for a woman’s shelter; 3 sent wedding gowns to Peru for a micro-business. Coin donations can make a huge impact on individual lives through our Outreach loose change program.

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.

On behalf of those we serve, Outreach thanks you for your ongoing generosity and support.

Please help us preserve the beauty of this grand church for generations to come.

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] gmail.com. Date: Monday, December 16 at 7 p.m. Book: Heaven is for Real Author: Todd Burpo Place: Please contact [email protected] com.for the specific location.


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P rograms First Friday’s Club Date: January 10, 2014 Speaker: Rev. Don Senior, C. P. President Emeritus, Catholic Theological Union President of Council of Religious Leaders of Metropolitan Chicago Topic: “Small Chapel or Big Tent: What Should the Church be? Some Biblical Leads” Time: Noon Location: Union League Club, Main Lounge, 65 West Jackson Blvd., Chicago Cost: $35 for members, $40 for guests Reservations: Join the Old St. Pat’s table to take advantage of the special member prices. Call Table Captains before Noon, Tuesday, January 7: Paula Krupka, 312.280.2624, or Peggy Pecoraro, 773.774.5250. Because of contractual arrangements with the Union League Club, once your reservation is made, your lunch fee is required, even if you cannot attend. The dress code at the Union League Club is business casual for men and women, no jeans or tennis shoes. On so many levels, the Catholic Church is an amazing institution. You will find its presence in 99% of the countries of the world. Catholics are rich and poor, have and have not, right and left, Hispanic, Asian, Indian, American, European, African, and everybody else. It is like a great, big tent. Pope Francis in both his words and actions has stated that Rev. Don Senior, C.P. the Church is not to be thought of as a “small chapel filled with pure people,” but a “big tent to which all are invited.” The tension between securing our identity and reaching out to the wider world has been a perennial concern for the Church. This presentation will consider the biblical roots of this question and consider the example of Jesus of the Gospels. Rev. Donald Senior is President Emeritus of Catholic Theological Union in Chicago, the largest Roman Catholic graduate school of ministry in the U. S., where he also is Professor of New Testament. He is a member of the Passionist Congregation and was ordained a priest in 1967. He received his doctorate in New Testament studies from the University of Louvain in Belgium in 1972, with advanced studies at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, and Harvard University. Fr. Senior has published extensively with numerous books and articles for both scholarly and popular audiences. He is the editor of the acclaimed Catholic Study Bible (Oxford University Press, rev. ed. 2006) and editor in chief of the journal, The Bible Today. His publications include a four-volume series of studies of the Passion narratives (The Liturgical Press). He is co-editor of The New Interpreters Study Bible (Abingdon Press, 2003). Fr. Senior is past President of the Catholic Biblical Association of America (1997-1998), and the Association of Theological Schools of the United States and Canada (20072009). In 2001, Pope John Paul II appointed him as a member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission and was reappointed by Pope Benedict XVI. The First Friday Club of Chicago [email protected] www.firstfridayclubchicago.org


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You Are Welcome to Join Us! Old St. Pat’s Gay & Lesbian, Friends & Families Outreach Christmas Party Wednesday, December 18 6 to 9 p.m. Old St. Pat’s Rectory 718 W. Adams Street, Chicago hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, desserts and great fun! Because of your interest, support, and care for our Outreach, we invite you to join us for our third annual Christmas Party, where we will celebrate our gratitude for all of the blessings we received this year. We would be honored to have you join us! We are not looking for gold, frankincense or myrhh, but it has been our custom at Christmas to support agencies that work with LGBT youth who are experiencing homelessness. This year, we will once again collect gift cards at our Christmas gathering for The Night Ministry. Learn more about their important work by visiting: www. thenightministry.org. Transit cards, Subway Sandwiches, Walgreens, and supermarket gift cards are especially appreciated. Free parking is available in the lot on the southeast corner of Adams & Des Plaines. So that we can offer you our best hospitality, please call Bob Kolatorowicz at [email protected] org, or 312.831.9379 by Monday, December 16 to let us know if you plan to attend.

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P rograms Old St. Pat’s Fourth Annual Christmas Evening of Service Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) Saturday, December 21, 2013 Hunger Never Takes a Holiday Did you know:


one in six children in Cook County is food insecure, meaning they are not sure about their next meal? In the third world, as a point of reference, the rate is one in four children?

Hours: 9 a.m. – Noon

Saturday, December 21

Place: GCFD, 4100 W. Ann Lurie Place (42nd Place), Chicago Register: Contact Jim Holbrook at 773.237.2625, or [email protected]

Did you know: 90% of all food drives benefiting the GCFD take place during November and December? The months requiring the most volunteers are November, December and January. Our Old St. Pat’s special six evenings of annual service take place on Wednesdays, the only day when evening volunteer sessions are available at the Greater Chicago Food Depository. During the 2013 holiday season, because both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day occur on a Wednesday, those days are not an option for our service. To accommodate those who wish to serve during the Christmas season, we have secured a volunteer session on Saturday morning instead. December 21, 9 a.m. – 12 Noon. Even if you have never worked at the GCFD with Old St. Pat’s Outreach (weekday or weekend); with Connections; or as an individual, you are invited to join our joint Old St. Pat’s contingency for a Christmas holiday season day of service. During 2013, twenty-one first-time volunteers joined our crew. Fourteen is the minimum age to participate. Each worker will earn $5/hour credit for the GCFD agencies supported by Old St. Pat’s Outreach, part of a network of 650 GCFD food pantries, shelters and soup kitchens. These credits are used by our agencies to offset their costs of food purchased from the Depository.

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 packaged 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). Various kinds of cereal, pasta, or rice arrive in 300500 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 assignments, when available, involved mailing and/or compilation of publicity packets. It is imperative that you pre-register as there is a limit of 20 spaces available for Old St. Pat’s volunteers. Current insurance requirements, namely the ratio of GCFD employees to volunteer, 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 sign-up early!

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P rograms Old St. Pat’s presents... Continuing the Journey to Reinvention with Mary Katy Slowikowski Are you interested in discovering the best of who you are, no matter your station in life? Let’s build on that sense of re-discovery for 2014!

Mary Kay Slowikowski is an expert at Reinvention. The latest installment in her long-running series helps participants find a new vantage point for discovering who they are and what makes them tick. Continuing the Journey to Reinvention helps you develop methods to recharge and renew by focusing on “The 4 C’s”: • Cultivate your worthiness by changing your focus. • Commit to being a good listener when others “blow up” or “clam up.” • Choose the right leadership style for your life experience. • Connect to your “inner aliveness” so that “outer aliveness” no longer dominates. WHEN:

Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m.


$35 (includes lunch)


711 W. Monroe St, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60661

PARKING: Free parking is available in the lot on the Southeast corner of Des Plaines & Adams. RESERVE:

Call 312.648.1021

Divorce and Beyond A Support Group January 5 - February 9, 2014 Divorce and Beyond is an Old St. Pat’s program designed to offer support, fellowship and respect to our brothers and sisters experiencing or having completed divorce. We will accompany you through the emotionally challenging process, and nourish and empower you, in transition to your transformed present and future. Everyone is very welcome to this six-week support group, no matter where you are in the divorce process. It is important to know you are not alone. Topics include: • The Divorce Process; • Self-Image; • Stress; • Anger; • Blame,

• Guilt; • Loneliness; • Forgiveness; • Happiness; • Pathways to Growth

Dates: Six consecutive Sundays beginning Sunday, January 5 and concluding Sunday, February 9, 2014. Time: 10:45 a.m. - Noon

Please make your checks payable to Old St. Patrick’s Church and mail to: Old St. Patrick’s Church Attn: Tammy Roeder 711 W. Monroe Street Chicago, IL 60661 Vendor tables available for $135 (includes table, workshop, lunch) Mary Kay heads up the Encore group at Old St. Pat’s and is the co-founder of Old St. Pat’s Off-Site InSight Speaker and Discussion Series. She is an internationally known speaker and the first female motivational speaker to appear nationally on PBS. A victim of crippling panic attacks and agoraphobia, Mary Kay overcame many obstacles in life to become a successful speaker.

Location: Fr. Jack Wall Mission Center, Room 32, third floor, 711 W. Monroe, Chicago, IL Contact: For additional information, or to register for this program, please contact Patty Stiles at 847.220.3011, [email protected]

Mary Kay doesn’t come out of a book she comes out of life!


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P rograms Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Programs Developing Present Moment Awareness: Hosted by Old St. Patrick’s Church Two eight-week courses in Mindfulness will offer: • Enrichment, clarity, awakening, and renewal; • Tools for living with greater ease, strength, and resilience; • The Gifts of Mindfulness: living wholeheartedly with joy. DATES/TIMES: • Option 1: Monday: January 27; February 3; 10; Wednesday 19; 24; March 3; 10; 17, 2014. • Option 2: Friday: January 31; February 7; 14; 21; 28; March 7; 14; 21, 2014. 8:30 - 11 a.m. • PLUS: Both MBSR Programs inlcude an all-day Mindfulness Retreat on Saturday, March 1 from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. PLACE:

Old St. Patrick’s Church Fr. Jack Wall Mission Center, Second Floor, Room #25: B-C. 711 West Monroe, Chicago, IL 60661

“Mindfulness is a quality of paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment (with kindness, and without judgment) to things as they are,” says Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts. Highly respected internationally, this program supports health enhancement, learning the “how” of taking good care of oneself. Mindfulness quiets the mind, clarifies intention, and, integrates Contemplative Spiritual Practice into daily life. Over thirty years of evidencebased research shows that “Present Moment Awareness” can lead to greater overall well being, and a deep sense of peace. Participants are asked to make a strong commitment to practice mindfulness daily. TEACHER: Holly Nelson-Johnson, MSN, APN, FNP-BC, CYT Holly is a Family Nurse Practitioner and Senior Teacher of Mindfulness, having trained through The Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts. She has a background in Theology, Inter-Faith Dialogue, and the development of Contemplative Practices for more than twenty-five years. As a member of Old St. Pat’s, Holly has been offering Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Programs; and Mindfulness practices at Old St. Pat’s for many years.


COURSE FEE: $475 per person. Fee reduced to $450 when paid in full at a required Mindfulness Information and Registration Session. Participants receive more than 30 hours of instruction including a Mindfulness Program Manual complete with meditations, practices, poetry, and resources; as well as a set of Mindfulness Practice CD’s. TO REGISTER: Attendance is required at one of the following Mindfulness Information & Registration Sessions: • Thursday, January 16, 2014 6 - 8:30 p.m. • Wednesday, January 22, 2014 6 -8:30 p.m. • Thursday, January 23, 2014 6 - 8:30 p.m. • Sessions held at 711 West Monroe, 2nd floor, Room # 25-C. to receive a As class size is limited, early registration is highly suggested. PLACE: Old St.. Patrick’s Church Fr. Jack Wall Mission Center, Room 25C, 711 W. Monroe, Chicago, IL 60661 APPLICATION INFORMATION: To receive an application PRIOR to the information and registration session, contact: Holly Nelson-Johnson at [email protected], or Tammy Roeder at [email protected]

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P rograms Do you find that your life is rapidly moving from one year to the next and you have little time to reflect on what it truly means to be a Christian in today’s world? As people of faith, we are called to ask challenging and powerful questions about injustices in our world and to choose how we can actively create a Gospel vision of right relationship and justice. JustFaith is a program that uses books, videos, prayer, and conversations about the most pressing injustices of the day, face-to-face encounters with our brothers and sisters experiencing poverty, and an exploration of what the Christian tradition says about speaking out against injustice and oppression in our world. It calls us to be grounded in the realities of today while compassionately working to restore healing, kinship, and peace. What is JustFaith? JustFaith connects your life’s purpose and calling with the needs of the world around you, locally and globally. The powerful spiritual program has been offered in 2,000 churches and organizations across the country with more than 30,000 graduates. It provides a lively and challenging format to read, discuss, pray, and be formed in community by the Holy Spirit. The JustFaith experiences builds community among a small group of 8 - 12 participants who commit to a transformative experience during several months. Two cofacilitators will be on the journey with you through twenty-four sessions (each session is two hours). Dennis O’Donnell, Old St. Pat’s member, and Rachel Lyons, Old St. Pat’s staff member, will cofacilitate the group, leading you in asking difficult questions and in taking action on behalf of a Gospel vision of right relationship. We will not only talk about doing justice but also speak out in public with courage and commitment. What is the schedule? JustFaith at Old St. Patrick’s Church will start on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 6:30 -8:30 p.m. Sessions will continue for four six-week phases on Wednesdays through October 2014. Each phase includes guest speakers, immersion experiences at local non-profits, and opportunities for retreats with your fellow JustFaith group members. Phase 1: Phase 2: Phase 3: Phase 4:

Making Space for Compassion; Making an Option with the Poor; Uncovering Poverty Systems at Home and Globally; Looking in the Mirror: Power, Poverty, and Privilege; Making Way for the New: Simplicity, Non-Violence and Forgiveness.

Does it cost anything to participate in JustFaith? The books cost approximately $145 - 155/ person and are paid in installments. No one will be turned away because of financial concerns. We are happy to talk with you about supporting your JustFaith journey in any way we can. How do I get more information and register? Check out more information online at www.justfaith.org. If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Lyons, Lead Organizer for the Mission for Social Justice at Old St. Pat’s at [email protected] 312.798.2399.


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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.

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.

Wedding Banns

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

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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] oldstpats.org, 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, www.oldstpats.org, for the most up-to-date information.

Paul Christian Glatt & Kathryn “Katie” Durkin James Edward Hoeg & Danielle Ann Kozminski Bryan Reidy & Teresa McGarry Jose Tobias & Myrna Campos II Reid Bennett & Stephanie Berger Christopher Esbrook & Tracy Clifford Scott Robert Nancarrow & Kristen Marie Spath III

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, January 14 weekday 9 a.m. - Noon

Jim Holbrook [email protected] 773.237.2625

Connections Saturday, January 11 9 a.m. - Noon

Christine Miller [email protected]aol.com

Outreach Saturday, January 11 weekend 9 a.m. - Noon

Mary Beth Riley [email protected] 630.655.9447

Fourth Annual Chrismat Evening of Service Saturday, December 21


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Jesus said to them in reply, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind regain their sight, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have the good news proclaimed to them.” - Mt 11:4-5

Sunday, December 15, 2013 Readings: Is 35:1-6a, 10/Jas 5:7-10/Mt 11:2-11 Mass Remembrances: 7 a.m. 8 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Andrew Gasparick (=), Pauline Lott (=), Jack Reynolds (=) 11:15 a.m. Shaun Devine (=), Kathleen Kopitke (=), Pantaleona Penaranda (=) 5 p.m. Emil Trenkler (=) 8 p.m. Book of Patrick: Colleen Burns, Cantwell Family, Mary Minogue Creedon, Mary Frances Daneher, Nancy Grek Gall, Sharon Sullivan Haggerty, Megan Ann Hays, George W. McEntee, Frances Anna Obrochta, David Raasch, Phelan Family, Mary Puccio, Robert J. Quinn, William J. Riley, Sr.

Monday, December 16, 2013 Readings: Nm 24:2-7, 15-17a/ Mt 21:23-27 Book of Patrick Arthur Caprio, Bonnie & Bill Facinelli, Petra M. Blix, Benjamin Gruber & Baby Madeline Gruber, Jack Harney, Beth Katsaros, John Richard Kearns, Rev. Philip E. Lawler, Daniel Love, Thomas Ryan, Marilou & Henry von Ferstel, Mary A. Walsh

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 Readings: Gn 49:2, 8-10/Mt 1:1-17 Mass Remembrances: Elmer Layden III Book of Patrick: Thomas Broderick, William & Suzanne Cavanaugh, Anna Marie DeVries, Chip Kerrigan, Robert McKiddy, Mildred Palenik, Mark L. Tosato

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 Readings: Jer 23:5-8/Mt 1:18-25 Mass Remembrances: Mary M. Whelan (=)

Thursday, Deceber 19, 2013 Readings: Jgs 13:2-7, 24-25a/Lk 1:5-25 Book of Patrick: Jacques & Shannon Cattan, Helen Nichols, Helmut & Dolores Sandgathe, Karlie Vanek, Vanek & Conneman Families, Lottie Wadas

Friday, December 20, 2013 Readings: Is 7:10-14/Lk 1:26-38 Book of Patrick: Matthew Daley, Margaret Lydon, Thomas C. Naquin, Joseph C. O’Leary, Lucy & James O’Loughlin, Russ Powers, Mary Gail Reding, John McNicholas Schank, Gladys & Charles Stanhope

Saturday, December 21, 2013 Readings; Sg 2:8-14 or Zep 3:14-18a/Lk 1:39-45 Book of Patrick: Geraldine Donovan, Martha Fields, Lewis Michael Fritzsche, Patricia Green, Richard Giardina, Dolores D. Gustafson, James E. Hanlon, Sr., Dr. Richard Herzig, Frank C. Piech, Joan Woodrow

Sunday, December 22, 2013 Readings: Is 7:10-14/Rom 1:1-7/Mt 1:18-24

Prayer Requests For Those Who Are Sick Jacob Aho, Rabbi Chava Bahle, Rita Gefell, Carmen Giordano, Ken Kishbaugh, George Melchiorre, Denise Perri, Malia Ward


December 15 Blessed Mary Frances Schervier (1819-1876) Mary Frances Schervier who once wanted to become a Trappistine nun was instead led by God to establish a community of sisters who care for the sick and aged in the United States and throughout the world. Born into a distinguished family in Aachen (then ruled by Prussia but formerly Aixla-Chapelle, France), Frances ran the household after her mother’s death and established a reputation for generosity to the poor. In 1844 she became a Secular Franciscan. The next year she and four companions established a religious community devoted to caring for the poor. In 1851 the Sisters of the Poor of St. Francis (a variant of the original name) were approved by the local bishop; the community soon spread. The first U.S. foundation was made in 1858. Mother Frances visited the United States in 1863 and helped her sisters nurse soldiers wounded in the Civil War. She visited the United States again in 1868. When Philip Hoever was establishing the Brothers of the Poor of St. Francis, she encouraged him. When Mother Frances died, there were 2,500 members of her community worldwide. They are still engaged in operating hospitals and homes for the aged. Mother Mary Frances was beatified in 1974. Adapted from www.americancatholic.org.

For Those Who Have Recently Died Rev. Patrick J. Brennan, Jim Holland, Ruth Karlovsy, Jane Jordan, Jean Tauber

* As there are no Masses scheduled on Saturday, these names will be read on Friday, December 20, 2013.

Book of Patrick: Mike Coan, Mary Joyce Kenneally, Thomas McCauley, Verona Quast

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Mass Remembrances Commemorate a birthday, special anniversary, or the anniversary of a loved one’s death on the date of your choice (two weeks notice required to meet bulletin printing deadline). Includes a Mass card. Please call 312.648.1021.

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Pastoral Care: Do you know someone in need of Pastoral Care amongst our Old St. Pat’s community? Please contact Bernadette Moore Gibson at 312.493.8737.

The Book of Patrick: Offers perpetual remembrance for a loved one who has passed, or for a loved one in remembrance of a sacramental date. The date is chosen by the donor. The $150 donations requested benefits Old St. Patrick’s. For more information, please contact Tim Liston at 312.798.2348 or [email protected]

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Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means “God is with us.” When Joseph awoke, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took his wife into his home. -Mt 1:23-24

Sunday, December 22, 2013 Readings: Is 7:10-14/Rom 1:1-7/Mt 1:18-24 Mass Remembrances: 7 a.m. 8 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Frank Camerota (=), Patrick Freeman (=), Sylvia Taflan (=) 11:15 a.m. Joseph Barber, Sean Burke (=), John J. Fegan (=), Maureen McIntyre 5 p.m. Dorothy Jordan (=) 8 p.m. Book of Patrick: Joseph Barber, Peter Bernadin, Cecelia Kelley Campbell, John J. Fegan, Ellen Geragthy, Sheila Roche Hagan, Peter Josephs, Virginia Magee, Jay Merz, John Nolan, Irene Szymanski

Monday, December 23, 2013 Readings: Mal 3:1-4, 23-24/Lk 1:57-66 Book of Patrick Miles Austrevich, Clines & Doyle Families, John Fegan, James A. Maddock, Thomas E. McGovern, Jr., Adelaide Robinson, Phillip B. Rooney Family, Arthur Stauder, Alexander Wanamaker

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 Readings: Morning: 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16/Lk 1:67-79 Book of Patrick: Mary Ellen Archer, Jacqueline Carroll & Family, Avril M. & Virgil C. Craig, Judy Facinelli, Hollis Peter Fritzsche, James F. Gallagher, Viola Holas, Kiley Michelle Jaquays, Christina O’Reilly McHugh, Pettigrew Family & Friends

Wednesday, December 25, 2013 Readings: Vigil: Is 62:1-5/Acts 13:16-17, 22-25/Mt 1:1-25 or 1:18-25 Midnight: Is 9:1-6/Ti 2:11-14/Lk 2:1-14 Dawn: Is 62:11-12/Ti 3:4-7/Lk 2:15-20 Day: Is 52:7-10/Heb 1:1-6/Jn 1:1-18 or 1:1-5, 9-14 Mass Remembrances: 7 a.m. 8 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Marianne T Cosgrove (=), Michael Minnaugh (=) 11:15 a.m. Cora Cook, Kevin Cawley (=), Patricia Duff (=) Book of Patrick: George & Lynn Bryk, Colleen Burns, Irene & Joe Capella, Julia Morahan Carlin, Mr. Don Cartright, Kevin & Maureen Cogan, Maureen Curran,

Tom & Rita Dempsey, Mrs. Katherine Duffy, Richard J. Heffernan, Virginia Huber, William Johnson, Thomas J. Leyden, The James Martin Family , Adrienne McAuley, Rosemarie McKay, Tom & Mary McKean, Mary C. MurrayMcCarthy, Judith McMahon, Carmen Mendoza, Liberta Morrissey, Annie Murray, Robert O’Connor, John J. “Tim” Phelan, Peter Neuman & Karen Popowski, Florence & Frank Siuda, Catherine “Kay” Sullivan

Thursday, December 26, 2013 Readings: Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59/Mt 10:17-22 Book of Patrick: Children & Grandchildren of Marlene & Malachi Flanagan, Thomas Lamb, Sr. Hortense Marie, Lyn Z. McKeaney, Margaret Frances Millard, John J. O’Connor, Connor George Olen, Luke Patrick, Allen J. Simmons, James W. Sinclair, William H. & Mary Lee Wallace

Friday, December 27, 2013 Readings: 1 Jn 1:1-4/Jn 20:1a and 2-8 Book of Patrick: Betty & Joe Gavin, Monica Lynch, Joan Murphy, Michael J. Piorkowski, Bruno Roti, Cynthia “Thia” Rountree, Carole Zander

Saturday, December 28, 2013*

Women and Men of Faith December 23 St. John Kanty (1390?-1473) John was a country lad who made good in the big city and the big university of Kraków, Poland. After brilliant studies he was ordained a priest and became a professor of theology. The inevitable opposition which saints encounter led to his being ousted by rivals and sent to be a parish priest at Olkusz. An extremely humble man, he did his best, but his best was not to the liking of his parishioners. Besides, he was afraid of the responsibilities of his position. But in the end he won his people’s hearts. After some time he returned to Kraków and taught Scripture for the remainder of his life. He was a serious man, and humble, but known to all the poor of Kraków for his kindness. His goods and his money were always at their disposal, and time and again they took advantage of him. He kept only the money and clothes absolutely needed to support himself. He slept little, and then on the floor, ate sparingly, and took no meat. He made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, hoping to be martyred by the Turks. He made four pilgrimages to Rome, carrying his luggage on his back. When he was warned to look after his health, he was quick to point out that, for all their austerity, the fathers of the desert lived remarkably long lives. Adapted from www.americancatholic.org.

Readings; 1 Jn 1:5--2:2/Mt 2:13-18 Book of Patrick: Matilda Bruscoli, Laura Kulpa, Mary & Martin Igoe, Justin Lynch, Patrick J. Lynch, Patrick Carey McDonald, Malone W. Mygatt, Joseph J. O’Shaughnessy, Mary Sloan

Sunday, December 29, 2013 Readings: Sir 3:2-6, 12-14/Col 3:12-21 or 3:12-17/Mt 2:13-15, 19-23

Prayer Requests

Pastoral Care: Do you know someone in need of Pastoral Care amongst our Old St. Pat’s community? Please contact Bernadette Moore Gibson at 312.493.8737.

For Those Who Are Sick Jacob Aho, Rabbi Chava Bahle, Rita Gefell, Carmen Giordano, Ken Kishbaugh, George Melchiorre, Denise Perri, Malia Ward For Those Who Have Recently Died Rev. Patrick J. Brennan, Jim Holland, Ruth Karlovsy, Jane Jordan, Jean Tauber * As there are no Masses scheduled on Saturday, these names will be read on Friday, December 27, 2013.

Pastoral Care: Do you know someone in need of Pastoral Care amongst our Old St. Pat’s community? Please contact Bernadette Moore Gibson at 312.493.8737.

The Book of Patrick: Offers perpetual remembrance for a loved one who has passed, or for a loved one in remembrance of a sacramental date. The date is chosen by the donor. The $150 donations requested benefits Old St. Patrick’s. For more information, please contact Tim Liston at 312.798.2348 or [email protected]

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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] Linda Vasquez 312.798.2307 [email protected] Adult Education Ministries Bob Kolatorowicz 312.831.9379 [email protected] Advancement Tim Liston 312.798.2381 [email protected] Bridget Conway 312.798.2348 [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 t[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] Blood Drive Mark Buciak* 773.307.0033 [email protected]


The Cara Program Eric Weinheimer 312.798.3305 Chicago Food Depository Mary Beth Riley* 630.655.9447 [email protected] The Children’s Place Katie Byrne* 312.863.1120 [email protected] House of Mary and Joseph Kate Boege* 312.337.7953 [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] Family Ministry Bea Cunningham 312.831.9351 [email protected] Katie Brandt 312.831.9352 [email protected]

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Gay & Lesbian; Friends & Families Outreach (Old St. Pat’s) John Parro* [email protected] Bob Kolatorowicz [email protected], 312.831.9379 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] Music Dominic Trumfio 312.831.9382 [email protected] Bill Fraher 312.831.9353 [email protected] Laura Higgins 708.606.8498 [email protected]

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D irectory 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 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 Sheila Greifhahn 312.798.2343 [email protected] Annette Buys 312.831.9355 [email protected] Spiritual Direction Tammy Roeder 312.798.2350 [email protected]

Youth Ministry: Foundations and Blueprints/8th Grade Experience Becky Gee 312.798.2329 [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

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] 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]

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.


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


Tours of Old St. Pat’s Jim McLaughlin* 630.852.7269 [email protected] Wedding Ministry JoAnn O’Brien 312.831.9383 [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]

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