Whiting/Robertsdale Faith Community Page 2 October 19, 2014 WORSHIP AND SPIRITUALITY On Tuesday, October 21, the Mission- aries of the Precious Blood celebrate the feast of their founder, St. Gaspar del Bufalo. He was a Roman-born priest who was a renowned preacher and an energetic organizer on a mission: he wanted to renew the Church and heal the world with the power of the Precious Blood of Jesus. He invited three other priests to join him in founding the Missionaries of the Precious Blood in 1815. Two hundred years later, his Missionaries—priests, brothers and lay associates—help carry his message, that the Blood of Jesus can energize, unite and save us. Father Stack MOTHER THEODORE GUERIN SHRINE OPENING Come celebrate with the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-ofthe-Woods, who are inviting persons of all faith traditions to Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, on Saturday, October 25th, for the grand celebration of the new permanent Shrine of Saint Mother Theodore Guerin, the eighth saint of the United States. An open house, with refreshments has been scheduled from 1-4:00 pm, with a special prayer service scheduled for 4:00 pm. There is no cost to attend and no registration is required. REST IN PEACE Lottie Kovach Monday, October 20, St. Paul of the Cross, Priest Eph 2:1-10; Lk 12:13-21 7:00 am †Thomas J. Gregorovich (SJB) Tuesday, October 21, Weekday in Ordinary Time Eph 2:12-22; Lk 12:35-38 7:00 am †Mary Blake (SJB) Wednesday, October 22, Bl. John Paul II, Pope Eph 3:2-12; Lk 12:39-48 7:00 am †Cheryl Lynn Mireles (SJB) Thursday, October 24, St. John of Capistrano, Priest Eph 3:14-21; Lk 12:49-53 7:00 am †John G. Mateja (SJB) Friday, October 24, St. Anthony Mary Claret, Bishop Eph 4:1-6; Lk 19:54-59 7:00 am 8:30 am †William Trelinski-Anniversary (SJB) †NO MASS - School Fall Break (SJB) Saturday, October 25, Weekday in Ordinary Time Eph 4:7-16; Lk 13:1-9 7:00 am 4:30 pm †Donald Yager (SJB) †Linda K. Biagi Celebrating 60th Wedding Anniversary of Joseph & Evelyn Gulvas (SJB) Sunday, October 26, Thirtieth Sunday, Ordinary Time Ex 22:20-26; 1 Thes 1:5c-10; Mt 22:34-40 8:00 am 10:30 am 10:30 am Whiting-Robertsdale Catholic Community (SJB) †Dorothy Roberts (SH-Spanish) †Dr. Bernard F. Poracky (SJB) CELEBRANT’S SCHEDULE St. John the Baptist Church Saturday, October 25, 4:30 Mass Fr. Kevin Scalf Thomas J. Koval, Sr. Sunday, October 26, 8:00 Mass Fr. Kevin Scalf Romualdo Unate Sunday, October 26, 10:30 Mass Fr. Bill O’Donnell ST. VINCENT DE PAUL REPORT I Alfredo Serrano & Rossane Orozco PASTORAL STAFF AND MINISTRIES Rev. William O’Donnell, C.PP.S., Pastor Rev. Kevin Scalf, C.PP.S., Associate Rev. Jerome Stack, C.PP.S. Deacon Joseph Manchak Because of the continued generosity of our cluster community, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, during the month of September, was able to assist 41 needy families in our area providing a total of $1,990.73 in support. The money was used to help the families meet obligations in the following ways: 5 with rent, 30 with utilities, 1 with medicine and 5 with food. In addition, $4,390.99 has been pledged to 86 families who are in the process of completing pledge assistance. This money will help 65 of the families with their utilities and 21 with their rent. Thank you, you are making a difference with your continued prayers and gifts for our neighbors who need support. ADULT FAITH ENRICHMENT ........... Margaret Saliga (219) 659-4138 BAPTISMAL PREPARATION .............. Diane Puplava (219) 473-7557 BULLETIN ........................................... Carol Bender (219) 659-0023 FAITH FORMATION/RCIA ................. Diane Puplava (219) 473-7557 HISPANIC MINISTRY.............................. Nora Perez (219) 659-0023 MARRIAGE PREPARATION ...................................... (219) 659-0023 ST. JOHN SCHOOL ............ Marilyn Tomko, Principal (219) 659-3042 ST. VINCENT DE PAUL ............................................. (219) 659-1073 YOUTH MINISTRY ........................... Jamie Sandona (219) 659-0023 sessions have begun but it’s not too late to attend. This captivating new video series presents the BIG picture of the Catholic Faith. Filmed on location in Rome, the Holy Land, and elsewhere, dozens of nationally known teachers clearly present the beauty and brilliance of Catholicism. Join us this Tuesday, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Rose Room. This week’s topic is The Bible, God’s Love Letter to Humanity. Each session includes prayer, video, reflection, and discussion. Questions: Call Margaret 659-4138 Whiting Robertsdale Faith Community Page 3 Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time SACRIFICIAL GIVING PRAYER REQUSTS Immaculate Conception…………………………………………..….$639.00 Sacred Heart……………………………………………………………....$1,497.34 St. Adalbert…………………………………………………………………….$894.00 St. John the Baptist Weekly……………………………………………………………………..…...$8,080.83 High School…………………………………………………………………….….$16.00 Grade School………………………………………………………….………..$48.68 Total……………………………………………………………………….…… ..$8,145.51 Please remember in your prayers all the homebound, all those who are in hospitals, adult foster care homes, those who are ill and those with ongoing health issues. Please remember those we have been asked to pray for: Elaine Badnarik, Virginia Banas, Helen Barnaby, Mary Bayus, Bernice Bercik, Richard Bobos, Melissa Bradley, Ray Buell, Jerry Burke, Thomas Castillo, Betty Chidalek, Magdalena Chirinos, Dorothy Chovan, Doris Cinotto, Abigail Coates, Rebecca Coates, Marie Dado, Gloria Demeter, John Durkovich, Irene Dvorscak, Alice Escamilla, Jeanine Faulkner, Art Fortener, Charles Gawlik, Andrea Gaynor, Julie Geffert, Joseph Gerba, George Grenchik, Florence Gresko, Marianne Gurekovich, Nicole Hipp, Laura Holman, Len Hoyda, Marianne Hruskocy, Kurt Hurtig, Peggy Hyde, Tom Janiga, Bernice Johnson, Edy Johnson, Mark Jurek, Ann Marie Kaminsky, Gloria A. Kaminsky, Rosemary Kaminsky, Gerry Kasarda, Ann Klochan, Cathy Kobe, Randal Koch, Janet Kompier, Barbara Jean Korba, Margaret Korba, Ann Kovach, Richard Kovach, Steve Kovacik, Ann Kovar, Ann Kraly, Nathan Kras, Laura Kresich, Abigail Krieger, Sarah Lampa, Lenore Lazur, Leslie LeClaire, Edward Michniewicz, Tommy Mangner, Catherine Marnan, Evelyn Meyer, Jane Mika, Janet Moran, Judy Muryzn, Bryce Nowakowski, Jennifer O’Donnell, Collette Ormes, Charles Pantoga, Sarah Penrose, Joan Peters, Shirley Pierce, Nancy Pieters-Mayfield, Judith Pitlik, Caitlan Pawlowski, Alexis Puplava, Tom Puplava, Kathleen Radloff, Frank Ratkay, Aloma Robinson, Mary Rost, Ed Roszkowski, Marian Rovito, Joyce Rybicki, Andrea Salazar, Dave Sikes, Grace Simko, Anne Singel, Catherine Smutniak, Nick Speziale, Jack Strisko, Nancy Teles, James Toth, Richard Tumidalsky, Romualdo Unate, Katelyn Valencia, Adina Vargas, Marge Vrlik, Marianne Zemen. October 12, 2014 CSA UPDATE IC SH SA SJB GOAL $8,515 $18,161 $8,663 $57,160 GIFTS 17 23 41 162 PLEDGED $2,397 $1,920 $6,313 $36,248 PAID $1,917 $1,450 $6,188 $31,208 PEACE AND SOCIAL JUSTICE We must not underestimate the power of prayer. Let us get on our knees and PRAY in earnest for PEACE. “The spiritual power of the Sacraments is boundless. With grace, we can overcome every obstacle.” Pope Francis@Pontifex, Oct. 11 “Let us ask the Lord for the grace not to speak badly of others, not to criticize, not to gossip, but rather to love everyone.” Pope Francis@Pontifex, Oct. 7 We are reminded: “I invite all Christians, everywhere, at this very moment, to a renewed personal encounter with Jesus Christ, or at least an openness to letting him encounter them; I ask all of you to do this unfailingly each day. No one should think that this invitation is not meant for him or her, since “no one is excluded from the joy brought by the Lord.” The Lord does not disappoint those who take this risk; whenever we take a step towards Jesus, we come to realize that he is already there, waiting for us with open arms.” Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, The Joy of the Gospel, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 2013, No. 3. “CAPS FOR KIDS” In October, the Peace and Social Justice Commission will be collecting new caps, gloves/mittens, and scarves for children in our community and in the diocese who are in need. Please place your donation in the collection boxes marked “Caps For Kids” located in the entrances of the church. Thank you for your generosity. SHARE WITH THE HANDICAPPED You are invited to the “Share Our Dreams” Gala on November 7th at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts, Munster. All proceeds from this evening benefit Share Foundation With the Handicapped. Call 219-778-2585 or email email@example.com for more details. With your help the Share Foundation can make a difference in the lives of other-abled adults. Thank you for your assistance. “ONE ROSE—ONE LIFE” The Whiting Knights of Columbus will be hosting their annual One Rose- One Life Rose Drive on Saturday, October 25th and Sunday, October 26th. Roses will be available for purchase after all the cluster Masses with the proceeds going to various pro-life institutions in Lake County. IF YOU KNOW OF ANYONE WHOSE NAME SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM EITHER OF OUR PRAYER LISTS, PLEASE NOTIFY THE RECTORY. Please continue to pray for all the service men and women who are currently serving in the military, especially: Xavier Almeda, Matt Barbetta, Sean Bowman, Cristina Campos, Christina Campra, Sean Coleman, Larry Gazafy, Matthew Geffert, John Gervais, Gerardo Gonzalez, James Grunhard Jr., Alex Gonzalo Hernandez, Elliot Hlavaty, Justin Jansky, Thomas M. Kaminsky, Keith Kennedy, Jeff Klobucar, Jason Koscielski, Jeffery Koval, Mark Koval, Joe Lush, Walter Malenki, Benjamin Mann, Randall McAllister, Mike McCay, Hugh A. McNinch, Philip Mlynarski, Derek Monks, Zack O’Drobinak, Nicholas Okamura, Justus Oliver, Mark Opachan, Nicholas Orbik, Michael Ortiz, Kenneth Petkunas, Douglas Potter, Thomas Puplava Jr., Robert Rodriguez, Eric Schaufele, Elliott Schultz, Natalie Serna, John Starzyk Jr, Alex Supergan, Jason Sutton, Stephen Taylor, Christopher Trojnar, Samuel Valdyke, Ryan Walker, Ray Walsh. CHORUS ANGELORUM Chorus Angelorum’s 29th annual concert will feature two spectacular works by Franz Joseph Haydn, the “Symphony No. 99 in EFlat Major” and “The Mass in Time of War.” The concert will be held at St. Mary of the Lake Church located at 6060 Miller Avenue, Miller Beach, Gary, on Friday, October 24th at 8:00 pm. Free bus service from Whiting to and from the concert will be available. Reservations can be made by calling 219-473-4327 and should be made no later than October 22nd. Whiting/Robertsdale Faith Community Page 4 VALENTINE WEEKEND 2015! St. John's 2015 Winter Festival will be held the weekend of Feb. 13, 14, & 15. Save your pennies for a mouthwatering menu of beef sandwiches, desserts, Mexican dishes, pizza, home-made fried chicken, baked goodies and more. Face painting, Valentine photos, children's games, raffles, tips, bingo, baskets-for-bidding, and top notch music and entertainment are on the agenda. This fantastic family weekend takes much planning and effort. We are requesting your help. Presently we are in need of rolls of stamps to help notify the many generous vendors who annually come to our aid with Silent Auction gifts and food donations. If you are able, please send any stamps to school to the attention of Margie Malkowski or Jan Dirindin, our Festival Co-Chairpersons. Can you feel the Love????? BAPTISM MINISTRY Baptisms will be celebrated during the month of November. Please contact Diane Puplava at 219-473-7557 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register. Parents wishing to have their child baptized must be registered and active members of our parish for at least 6 months before arrangements can be made. COMING SOON “SHREK THE MUSICAL” In concluding our 86th anniversary year, Marian Theatre Guild presents the Northwest Indiana premier of ‘SHREK THE MUSICAL”, directed by Shelly Graves Crosby. Production dates are November 1-2, 8-9 and 15-16. The story line is...in a faraway kingdom turned upside down things get ugly when an unseemly ogre—not a handsome prince— shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up and a bad guy with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there’s one on hand...and his name is Shrek. Full of all-new songs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, “Shrek The Musical” is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and fun for everyone. Saturday after dinner show available. Box office opens October 20th 7-9:00 pm. 219-473-7555. A special ticket price, for grade school children attending the Sunday production only and accompanied by an adult, will be $6.00. Ticket prices for high school students and senior citizens is $12.00 and general admission is $15.00 MINISTRY FAIR UPDATE The planning committee for a spring 2015 Ministry Fair has generated a questionnaire to be completed by all heads of various ministries at SJB. Those in leadership in the many parish ministries are asked to complete the form in a timely way. The due date is Oct. 24th. The following is the mission statement set forth by the 13 person committee. The Whiting / Robertsdale Catholic Community Ministry Fair aims at developing the stewardship & discipleship of the parish by fostering a deeper sense of community and involvement for its parishioners. By raising an awareness of the meaning of discipleship in the hearts and minds of all, we hope to cultivate a deeper relationship with God and each other. October 19, 2014 FAITH FORMATION PROGRAM FALL BREAK Faith Formation Classes will not meet on Wednesday, October 22 and Sunday, October 26. Classes will resume on Wednesday, October 29 and Sunday, November 2. ST. ADALBERT ANNOUNCEMENTS Collection envelopes may be dropped off or mailed to the following: St. John Rectory, 1849 Lincoln Avenue, Whiting, IN 46394 or Sacred Heart Office 1717 LaPorte Avenue, Whiting, IN. If you have questions call 659-0733. RUMMAGE SALE COMING SOON St. Al’s will be holding a Rummage Sale on Saturday, October 25th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the parish hall. Donations welcomed. Call 659-4466 for more information. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION ANNOUNCEMENT Come and enjoy a traditional ethnic dinner. The ladies of Immaculate Conception, the Whiting Knights of Columbus and the FCSLA Branch 452 will sponsor a Holupky/Sausage Dinner (stuffed cabbage rolls) fundraiser. This will be held on Sunday, November 9th from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm at the Whiting Knights of Columbus Hall. Dine in or carry out orders will be available. For tickets call Mary Ann at 659-2454, Flo at 659-3510, Barb at 6592455 or the Knights of Columbus 659-1168 (leave a message). Dinners include 2 holupky, sausage, mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad, bread, dessert and a drink. Adult tickets $10, children under ten $5.00 SCHOOL NEWS We are proud to report that our school received an “A” rating from the State of Indiana based on our students’ ISTEP+ results this past school year. The ISTEP+ tests are administered in grades 3-8 each year in all schools accredited by the State of Indiana. The ratings are based on the amount of growth in student achievement from one year to the next in the areas of English/Language Arts and Math. We commend our teachers and students for their wonderful efforts as well as our school parents for their support of their children’s education at SJB. On October 23rd and 24th, our teachers will be attending the Indiana Non-Public Education Conference in Indianapolis. Our faculty will be joining hundreds of other Catholic and non-public educators in this two-day event. Two keynote speakers and a variety of professional development workshops will be offered for all teachers in all grade levels and subject areas. Our school is looking for a few volunteers to assist in the nurse’s office during the lunch and recess hours of 11:00-12:30. Please call the school office (659-3042) or send a FastDirect message to Mrs. Reid to volunteer for any days you may be available. Any help is greatly appreciated. Please continue to keep our school, our faculty, and our students in your prayers throughout this year. HOT TOPICS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH All members of our cluster parishes are invited to a special program on Thursday, October 23rd. Father Kevin will be a presenter on a panel from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the St. Patrick's Hall at St. Michael's Church in Schererville. The theme is "Hot Topics of the Catholic Church". Please join Father Kevin and Father Patrick Boyle of Mundelin Seminary for this special evening. Father Marty Dobrzynski, Pastor of St. Michael's will be the moderator. The cost is $10 per person in advance; $12.00 at the door. If you are interested in attending, make your check payable to St. Michael's Church - put it in an envelope and drop it in the collection basket or in the rectory drop box marked "October 23 program". Joyce Wagner (email@example.com or 219/922-8413) will coordinate the reservations from our cluster parishes and submit them to St. Michael's. Please contact Beth at 365-0631 for questions or additional information Whiting Robertsdale Faith Community Page 5 PHYRE MINISTRY World Youth Day is recognized on October 26th so let’s celebrate our youth! PHYRE Ministry will be at the 4:30 Mass on the 25th. All youth are welcome to come sit with us at Mass. Following Mass, the youth room will be open for all youth from 7th grade through high school. We have games, pool table, ping-pong, air hockey, movies and of course, food! Bring a donation of an essential paper product to donate to the Whiting food pantry. Parents are welcome to come see what we are all about. Volunteers are needed for a Halloween Party at the Carmelite Home on October 26th. Call the Jamie Sandona at 219-659-0023 to volunteer. FCSLA HOLIDAY LUNCHEON The FCSLA Senior Branch 81 will be hosting a HOLIDAY LUNCHEON at Andorra's Banquet Hall, 1112 Indianapolis Blvd in Schererville on Sunday, November 16th at 1pm. This event is free to members, a guest price is $20. Please come celebrate the Holidays with us and RSVP by November 10th to: Gerri at 3108428 or Marjorie at 659-4546. PANCAKE BREAKFAST A Pancake Breakfast will be held on Sunday, October 26th at the St. John Panel Room between 8:00 am and 1:00 pm. Proceeds will benefit the Second Chance 4 Pets Network which is dedicated to reducing pet overpopulation as well as other pet services. Tickets are $5.00 at the door. For more information call Joe at 659-3147. BISHOP NOLL OPEN HOUSE Bishop Noll Institute will be holding an Open House on Sunday, November 9th from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. All are invited to see their campus, meet the faculty, and see why Bishop Noll is a Four Star School. The school is located at 1519 Hoffman Street in Hammond. Call 219-932-6058 for more information. FALL DISCERNMENT WEEKEND Catholic women ages 18-42 are invited to join the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, for their annual Fall Discernment Weekend, scheduled for 5:00 pm on Friday, October 31st to 2:00 pm on Sunday, November 2. The theme for the weekend is “Rooted in Providence, Rooted for Tomorrow.” For further information or to register, call Sister Editha Ben at 1-80086-1840, Ext. 2895, or email firstname.lastname@example.org TACO DINNER AND BAKE SALE The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 80 will be having a Homemade Taco Dinner and Bake Sale on Thursday, October 23rd at Whiting Post 80, 2003 Indianapolis Blvd here in Whiting. Time: 4-7:00 pm; cost $8.00 per dinner. Dinner includes 3 Tacos, rice, beans, salsa, dessert, milk and coffee. Come on out and support the Ladies Auxiliary! 3RD ANNUAL SPIRITS OF ST. JOSEPH WINE TASTING Please join us at Calumet College of St. Joseph’s 3rd Annual Spirits of St. Joseph Wine Tasting Scholarship Fundraiser on Sunday, November 2. This relaxed wine tasting is from 1 – 4 p.m. at Innsbrook Country Club in Merrillville, Indiana. Guests will enjoy a variety of different wine samples and delicious appetizers for only $50 each. This is a perfect opportunity to get Christmas shopping done early for wine connoisseurs or holiday hosts. All proceeds go towards student scholarships at the College. You can buy your tickets online today at http://spiritsccsj.bpt.me. For sponsorship opportunities or to purchase ad space in the program book, contact Caitlin at email@example.com or (219) 4734325. Twenty-Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time COMMUNITY CALENDAR Sunday, October 19 9:00 –10:15 am Faith Formation—Middle School (SH School) 10:30 am Children’s Liturgy of the Word (SJB & SH) Monday, October 20 10:30 am Bible Study (SH) 7:00 pm Spanish Bible Study (SH Rose Room) Tuesday, October 21 6:30-8:00 pm Symbolon (SH Rose Room) Wednesday, October 22 6-7:30 pm NO Faith Formation Gr. 1-6 (Fall Break) Thursday, October 23 9:00 am NO RCIA 4-7:00 pm American Legion Taco Dinner (Whiting Post) 6:30 pm Adult Choir Rehearsal (SJB) Friday, October 24 Saturday, October 25 12:00 noon Spanish Choir Rehearsal (SH) 6:00 pm Celebrate Andrean (Andrean High) Sunday, October 26 8:00 am-1:00 pm Pancake Breakfast (Panel Room) 9:00 am NO Faith Formation—Middle School (Fall Break) 10:30 am Children’s Liturgy of the Word (SJB & SH) “CELEBRATE ANDREAN” Come out and “Celebrate Andrean” Saturday, October 25, from 6:00 to 10:30 pm on the Andrean High School campus. Experience a rich menu while you bid on silent auction items. Listen to live music or consider taking part in the many different gaming areas. Super Raffle XIX tickets are available for $100 each. The grand prize is $100,000, with 54 cash prizes ranging from $250 to $10,000. Contact Ms. Debbie Lubash in the Development Office at 219-887-5281 x243. All proceeds support the school’s sports teams and academic clubs. WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER “Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s” Have we worked to make our marriage of God, or is it of the worldly things? Come and learn how to bring God into your marriage. Treat yourself to the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend on December 5-7, 2014 or February 13-15, 2015 or April 17-19, 2015, all at Elk Grove Village, IL. Early registration is highly recommended. For reservations/information, call Jim & Kris at 630-577-0778 or contact us through http:// www.wwmejoliet.org. THANK YOU ADVERTISERS The advertisements that appear in this bulletin completely defray all publishing costs which would otherwise incur. Please patronize the sponsors on the back of this bulletin and thank them for their kind generosity. ST. JOHN CATERING & BANQUET FACILITIES ~ Call Carol Vargo at (219)-659-3041 ~ For information on our wonderful menu & banquet facilities. SPONSOR OF THE WEEK WHITING FLOWER SHOP 1347 119th Street 219-659-0326 Comunidad Catolica De Whiting-Robersdale Page 6 19 de Octubre, 2014 Anuncios Dominicales ¡Anuncios Para El Boletín! Si usted desea clasificar un anuncio en el boletín (en español) pueden enviarlo vía e-mail a firstname.lastname@example.org. Ó también puede llamar al teléfono 659-0023 o al TEL. 219 – 4846917. Estos anuncios deben de entregarse los Lunes NO más tarde de las 9:00 am. Por favor especifique las fechas en que le gustaría que su anuncio sea publicado. El Miércoles 22 y Domingo 26 de Octubre, no habrá clases de catecismo. las clases se reanudaran de nuevo el Miércoles 29 de Octubre, y Domingo 2 de Noviembre. Misa Especial Preparación para la Celebración de El Sábado 1ro, de Noviembre (Día de todos los Santos) es un día Santo de Obligación. El cual todos estamos obligados a asistir a Misa. En este día, La Misa dará inicio a las 9:30 am. en la Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón (en español). la Virgen de Guadalupe Grupo Camino y Esperanza Primer Congreso Matrimonial en Indiana El grupo de Camino y esperanza está patrocinando el primer congreso Matrimonial el cual contará con diferentes talleres de información y aprendizaje para toda la familia. Habrá talleres para jóvenes de 15 años en adelante, taller para la mujer sola, y taller para matrimonios. Este congreso tendrá lugar el 25 de Octubre, 2014 en el Instituto Bishop NOll ubicado en 1519 calle Hoffman en Hammond, IN. El costo del Congreso es de $25.00 (por persona) si se compra antes del evento o $30.00 en la puerta. Para más información favor de comunicarse con Susana Gonzales al TEL. 219-406-1467, María E. Martínez 219-671-7799 o José Gutiérrez 219-707-2912 o en www.CaminoyEsperanza.net "Donaciones para Niños" Durante el mes de Octubre, la Comisión de Paz y Justicia Social estará colectando gorras de invierno, guantes, y bufandas para niños necesitados de nuestra comunidad y de la diócesis. Por favor deposite su donaciones en las cajas marcadas "Caps For Kids" que se encuentran en las entradas de las parroquias. Gracias por su generosidad! Venta de Segunda La Iglesia de San Adalberto tendrá la venta de segunda el Sábado, 25 de Marzo de 9:00 am a 1:00 pm. Bautizos Si usted desea bautizar a un niño (a) en la Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón por favor comuníquese al teléfono 219-659-0023 ó 219484-6917 con Nora Pérez. La familia debe de ser mimbra activa de la Parroquia o tener al menos 6 meses de pertenecer a la Iglesia. Nuestra próxima sesión de bautizos será el Domingo, 9 de Noviembre . Los bautizos son celebrados los Domingos durante la Misa de 10:30 am. (en Español ó Inglés). Comunión Si usted conoce alguna persona enferma ó que tiene un impedimento para asistir a Misa y le gustaría que se le lleve la Santa Comunión a su casa, por favor comuníquese con Nora Pérez al TEL. 219-659-0023 ó 219-484-6917. Donación de Comida Gracias a todas las personas quienes generosamente participan en las donaciones de comida. Estas donaciones recibidas son entregadas al gabinete de comida de la comunidad de Whiting para ayudar a familias necesitadas. . Próxima fecha será el Domingo 26 de Octubre, 2014. Programa de Formación en la Fe (Catecismo) Descanso de Otoño El Viernes 12 de Diciembre, celebraremos a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe. Para que como cada año nuestra celebración sea todo un éxito necesitamos iniciar con los planes de preparación ya! En estos planes de preparación, necesitamos de su amable cooperación. Una de las maneras en que usted puede cooperar seria participando en la danza u obra de las apariciones de la Virgen o motivando a sus niño/as a participar. La novena a la Virgen de Guadalupe dará inicio el Miércoles 3 de Diciembre a las 7:00 pm. (a excepción del 8 de Diciembre, celebración de la Inmaculada Concepción. Misa 7:00 pm. y novena después de Misa) necesitamos familias voluntarias para dirigir la novena por lo menos una vez durante los nueve días. Se ocupan familias voluntarias para la decoración del salón, ayudar a servir durante la cena y para limpiar la cocina o el salón después de la celebración. El Viernes 12 de Diciembre iniciamos nuestra celebración a las 5:00 am. cantándole la mañanitas a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe por una hora. Después de las mañanitas, continuamos con el desayuno en el salón Rosa. Para el desayuno necesitamos donaciones de pan dulce, galletas, chocolate, leche, o jugo de naranja. La obra dará inicio a las 6:00 pm. y la Misa a las 7:00 pm. y después de la Misa, cena en el salón Rosa. El celebrar a Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe es una celebración de todos y para todos. Por lo tanto para hacer que nuestra celebración sea todo un éxito y ofrecer nuestro mejor regalo a la Virgen, necesitamos de su cooperación! Para más información o si usted ya tiene idea de cual va hacer su regalo a la Virgen de Guadalupe este año, por favor comuníquese con Nora Pérez al TEL. 219-484-6917 o después de la Misa de 10:30 am. SANTO ROSARIO Recitación del Santo Rosario en Español todos los Sábados a las 9:00 am. En la Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón. Como pertenecer a la Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón Si usted no está registrado en nuestra Parroquia y le gustaría ser miembro del la Iglesia del Sagrado Corazón, puede llamar al TEL. 219-659-0023 o 219–484-6917. Si usted está registrado pero NO está recibiendo los sobres, por favor comuníquese con Nora Pérez al teléfono ya mencionado. Si en su familia viven jóvenes que ya cumplieron sus 18 años de edad, es esencial que ellos llenen una forma como miembro de la Iglesia por separado. Confesiones son escuchadas en español de 9:45 a 10:15 am. Todos los Domingos antes de la Misa de 10:30 am.
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