SMIC E-Bulletin-June 6, 2021
The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ; June 6, 2021
From Father Nathan...
Dear Friends at Saint Mary’s Immaculate Conception Parish and Saint Frances Cabrini Parish: Praised be Jesus Christ!
This weekend we celebrate in this country the Solemn Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ, or “Corpus Christi” as it was commonly known for many centuries. It is the Church’s opportunity each year to focus our attention in a single-minded manner on what our official documents term the “source and summit” of our faith: the Eucharist. It is true that every Sunday is of course about the Eucharist, but this solemn feast day is meant to draw deliberate attention to it as a gift and as a mystery.
Even before the arrival of Covid19 and all of the difficult barriers to our worship that came with it, it is true that regular Mass attendance among all Catholics had been steadily decreasing. The reasons for this are of course many and complex, but the bottom line is that a mindset has been growing for a long time that consistent, Sunday worship is more optional than it is obligatory. With such a mindset, the authentic understanding of what the Eucharist is becomes radically diminished as well.
Today’s feast day proclaims a very important message in the face of all this. Namely that the Body of Blood of Christ in which we participate at the Mass is a priceless and beautiful gift. It is such a gift that we make it a point to show the Eucharist off to the wider world in things like monstrances and public processions through the streets. What we proclaim with today’s feast is that we never want to be without such a gift, and that we know that the Lord himself abides with us in and through the Eucharist. On him we feed as true food, to him we give our praise and adoration.
The best ambassadors and teachers of the profound importance of the Mass and the Eucharist are all of us who do make Mass attendance in person an iron-clad priority. We are the ones who have to get our friends and relatives to come back to Mass by talking about it and by inviting them. Some who continue to stay away in our era of Covid19 have their own health concerns for doing so, and there is room for patience with this to a point. However, there are many, many Catholics who do not have a good reason for staying away. They should be and need to be at Mass with us. We all know people in this situation.
To that end, this weekend we will kick off a few weeks of prayer and fasting with the intention of trying to get people back to Mass who do not have good reasons for staying away. Please make it a priority to pray each day using the special prayer for this month of June that we are using at our parishes. (On the cover of this bulletin.) Please join to your prayer each day a small act of abstaining or fasting from some food or drink of your choice in order to advance the conversion of hearts on this point. With enough prayer and fasting, hearts do change, priorities change, and practices do change. Out of love for the Body and Blood of the Lord may we all engage this prayer campaign for an increase in Mass attendance with true zeal and devotion.
Readings for the week of June 6, 2021
Sunday: Ex 24:3-8/Ps 116:12-13, 15-16, 17-18 /Heb 9:11-15/Mk 14:12-16, 22-26
Monday: 2 Cor 1:1-7/Ps 34:2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 8-9 /Mt 5:1-12
Tuesday: 2 Cor 1:18-22/Ps 119:129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 135 [135a]/Mt 5:13-16
Wednesday: 2 Cor 3:4-11/Ps 99:5, 6, 7, 8, 9 [cf. 9c]/Mt 5:17-19
Thursday: 2 Cor 3:15—4:1, 3-6/Ps 85:9ab and 10, 11-12, 13-14 [cf. 10b]/Mt 5:20-26
Friday: Hos 11:1, 3-4, 8c-9/Is 12:2-3, 4, 5-6 /Eph 3:8-12, 14-19/Jn 19:31-37
Saturday: 2 Cor 5:14-21/Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12 [8a]/Lk 2:41-51
Next Sunday: Ez 17:22-24/Ps 92:2-3, 13-14, 15-16 [cf. 2a]/2 Cor 5:6-10/Mk 4:26-34
The parishes are praying together in
for an increase in Mass attendance.
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SFC Daily Masses Temporary Change of Location
We are planning for the 8am SFC Masses to be located
in Mother Cabrini Hall this week.
Please note that the Blessed Sacrament will be located in
Mother Cabrini Hall during the week for private prayer.
Come pray with our friends with special needs for a Journey Mass on Sunday, June 13 at 10:30am at SFC.
2ND COLLECTION FOR BUILDINGS & GROUNDS:
June 13, 2021
Last Day to Order: Sunday, June 20th
Scrip Sold out of box only: Sunday, July 27th
No Scrip Sold in July
Sales Resume in August
Make a joyful noise unto the Lord.
The Saint Mary's choirs are getting back together. If you can sing and want to praise God we would love to have you. The 7:30am choir rehearses on Tuesday evenings and the 9:30am choir rehearses on Wednesday evenings. The choirs sing about 3 weekends a month throughout the year and holidays. Please contact Beth in the parish office if you are interested.
Don’t miss out on our many opportunities for youth during the summer!
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for middle school students starts June 30, 6:30pm-9:00pm.
Saints in Training Bible Camp
- July 26-29. For elementary students.
Catholic Youth Outreach
will be doing two local Mission Camps this year with our High School students. June 21-25 and July 12-16. We are looking for adult leaders. If you know of any parishioners, families or neighbors who are in need of yard work, painting, small repairs or projects please contact
Mary Abel in the Saint Mary's Parish Office.
Registration is available for Catholic Formation 2021-2022 now!
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DIGITAL FORMATION OPPORTUNITY COMING THIS SUMMER.
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The 10-day pilgrimage to Germany & Switzerland with Father Nathan has been rescheduled to September of 2022. There are some open spots.
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SFC SCHOOL OPENINGS
School/Early Learning Center Administrative Assistant & Communications Coordinator
10-12 hours/week during the school year
Shared School Counselor
LITTLE SAINTS OPENINGS
Full Time, Monday-Friday
Full-Time, Hours will vary. Monday through Friday
Part-time, hours are 2:30pm to 5:00 or 6:00 pm. Monday through Friday
Hours 2:30pm to 6:00pm Monday through Friday
We are excited to participate in the Catholic Community Foundation's
"Power of a Wish" program.
Do you have an "out of the ordinary" idea that you think would be great for our parish if we just had $20,000 to make it happen? This is our chance to win one of five special awards of $20,000 sponsored by CCF.
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The Feast of Corpus Christi honors...
The Holy Eucharist
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The name of Christ
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ANSWERS TO LAST WEEK'S QUESTIONS...
Pope Benedict XVI
restored the practice of wearing the traditional red papal shoes.
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MARY, QUEEN OF ANGELS ADORATION CHAPEL
Adoration takes place in the main church of Holy Angels on Tuesdays for 12 hours, from 8:00am – 8:00pm. A minimum of two people per hour are needed. If you would like to sign up for a time to adore, please contact Jody at 262-343-3486
Worldwide Marriage Encounter-
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Chesterton Academy Summer Camp
Grades 4 - 8 June 15th and 17th.
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Looking for a fun summer camp? Sign up now for Chesterton Academy's Summer Camp! Space is limited. Campers will have an exciting day of camp activiies - complete with Mass, sports, games and other competitions. Register at http://
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Normal Mass Schedule
Sundays: 7:30am, 9:30am
Monday through Friday: 6:15am
Normal Confessions and Adoration
Thursdays from 5:30pm-6:30pm
Normal Parish Office Hours
Monday through Friday
on Sunday, June 6 at 1:00PM