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August 12, 2012

Golf Classic for Men & Women
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Broken Arrow Golf Club 16325 W. Broken Arrow Dr. Lockport, IL

Music Ministry 300 Club Winners for August $75 $50 $25 Lexi Jones Edward Stobba Janet Boland

Ninteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 1214 Hamilton Street, Lockport, IL 60441
Phone— 815 838-2592 Fax— 815 838-2401 E-mail — Web - WORSHIP SCHEDULE
Saturday 4:30 pm Sunday 7:30 am, 9:15 am, 11:00 am Daily Monday thru Friday 7:15 am (Changes to daily Mass may occur. View page 2 for all changes.) Glory & Praise Tuesday 7:00 pm

Financial Peace University Learn God’s ways of handling
money with Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. The average turnaround is $8,000 in just the first three months! Mondays at 6:30pm in the Narthex from September 10—November 5. Cost is $100 per family. Call Dave Mayer to register at 630 802 1821 or email him at

Check in: 11:30 am—Shotgun Start 1:00 pm $125 Registration includes: Lunch, 18 Hole Shotgun Scramble, Greens fees/cart, Dinner & Drinks at Vegas Night. Hole-in-one prizes: $10,000 Cash, Flat Screen TV, Set of Golf Clubs, 2-Round Trip Airfare Tickets Contests: Longest Drive, Straightest Drive, Closest to the Pin. Dinner to follow at St. Dennis Parish Center

Our Mission Statement St. Dennis is a welcoming, Spirit-led, Catholic Community called to be disciples of Christ, servants of those in need and celebrators of God’s love. Dear Family, I would like to give you a preview of our new G.I.F.T. program, which means “Growing In Faith Together.” I will be speaking at all the Masses the weekend of September 8-9 to introduce this new Faith Formation program to our entire parish. This program will be under the direction of Venus Wozniak, our new Faith Formation Director, and Christen Morris, our Assistant Faith Formation Coordinator. I’m excited about the many different opportunities we will be offering you and your family to grow in your faith. There are over 44 programs and events scheduled this semester, from September 1st to January 1st, and we encourage you to come to a minimum of four of these events. The majority of the parish will receive the G.I.F.T. Program book on September 8-9. These experiences are meant to strengthen our St. Dennis community with a deeper faith life, a deeper celebration of our faith, and greater service to others. I look forward to having you and your family join us at these events! In the Lord’s Love, Fr. Jim Curtin

Reconciliation: Sat. 3:30-4:15 pm or Appt. Baptism Please call 815 838-2592 ext.123 to register and complete a “Baptismal Request” form. Marriage Please call 815 838-2592 ext.123 to Register, at least six months in advance.

Parish Picnic — Sunday, August 26th!
We will open with the 11am Mass in Dellwood Park at the Fine Arts Pavilion. All are invited. Enjoy our tried and true favorite past times: the pie baking contest, bingo pavilion, bean bag tournament, and other games run by the Dance Factory. Donations are being collected as prizes –if you have something you can donate, please drop it off in the parish office or the Narthex. Feel free to include a business card with your donation. For lunch, please bring a picnic lunch and beverages for your household AND side dish or dessert to share with others OR if you prefer, The Knights of Columbus will be providing hot dogs for a free will donation. Hot Diggety Dogs! If you would like to enter a pie into the contest, bring it to the gazebo following Mass. Judging will take place at 1:00 pm. Volunteers are needed! We need help before, during and after the picnic! Please contact Venus Wozniak at 815-838-2592 x 113 if you can help.

Vegas Night
6:30pm Dinner, Drinks & Entertainment $30/person Try your luck at: Black Jack, Craps, Roulette Contact Kevin Bussey if questions at or call 815-838-0902

Parish Office Hours
8:30 am — 4:00 pm PASTORAL STAFF
Pastor Rev. James Curtin Associate Pastor Rev. Thomson Panakal Residents Fr. Mark Fracaro Sr. Ellen Thomas, r.c. Pastoral Associates Deacon Rob Weierman Sr. Joanne Vallero, CSJ Music Director Patti Johnson

St. Dennis Gift Card Program
Scrip gift cards are available after Masses. Please contact Kim Pericak, our summer Scrip assistant, at or 815-347-4626. Thank you for your continued support.

“Sing Praise to the Lord!”
Adult Choir: Rehearsals will resume on Thursday, August 16 at 6:30pm in the Church. There are openings for all voices: soprano/alto/tenor/bass. Any new members interested, contact Patti Johnson at 815-207-7533. Angel Choir: 3rd—8th grade students who attend St. Dennis School or Parish are eligible to participate. Angel Choir Rehearsals begin Thursday, Sept. 6th from 5-6pm in the Church. If interested, call Mrs. Johnson at 815-207-7533.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults)—Would
you like to learn more about our Catholic faith? The journey of RCIA will begin on Sat., Sept. 10th at 3pm in Fracaro Hall. We will attend 4:30pm Mass together. The invitation is for candidates, sponsors, and anyone interested in learning more about our Catholic faith. Please RSVP to the Parish Office.

Happy 15th Anniversary of Ordination, Fr. Justin!
We Welcome New Parishioners
If you would like to join St. Dennis Parish or learn more about us, please contact the parish office at 815 838-2592 x 123 or stop in to pick up a new parishioner packet. We would like to welcome you to our parish family!

Healing Prayer
Lorrie Murphy 708 301-5107

Now Gas/Electric bills may be paid through Ambit. Thank you friends of St. Dennis who are participating in our Natural Gas & Electric Fundraising Program through Ambit Energy. Households have seen the savings on monthly statements. St. Dennis is receiving monthly donations averaging over $400 now with 250 service enrollments from Ambit which will continue to grow. To support our Church & save money visit our website or call parishioner Mario Buonauro 630-464-2900. Have your current gas/electric bill handy.

“Make a Joyful Noise” Ring with Us!
Adult Chimes: Rehearsals will resume Monday, Aug. 27 at 6:30pm in the Music Room of the Church. Any new members interested, contact Patti Johnson at 815-207-7533. Kids’ Chime Choir: 3rd—8th grade students who attend St. Dennis School or Parish are eligible to participate. Kids’ Chime Rehearsals begin Thursday, Sept. 6th from 3-4pm in the Church Music Room. If interested, call Mrs. Johnson at 815-207-7533.

Bulletin Editor
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Sunday—Catechesis of GS 9:15am, 5:15pm; Baptism 1pm Monday—Catechesis of GS 4:30pm; Exodus 6:30pm Tuesday—Glory & Praise 7pm 2nd Tuesday—CCW 12pm - Sept., Dec., March & May Wednesday—Catechesis of GS 6pm Thursday— All Choir Practices; Bible Study 10am Third Thursday— Senior Luncheon First Friday—Holy Hour 3:30pm

1201 Washington St.—Lockport, IL 60441 815 838-4494 E-mail— Principal—Lisa Smith

Bulletin Information Center Please send all information by email to Deadline to submit info for the bulletin is 4 pm Friday one week before you want it to appear. NOTE: In subject area, please type “St. Dennis Bulletin”. All info must now be in MS Word or Publisher document as an attachment. Thank you, Parish Office.

Mass Intentions
Saturday, August 11 4:30 pm— Tom Marchio by Pat & Jerry Levandowski,
May, Maurisak & Gubista Families by family, Rose Eipers by Daun Konicek, Bob Sons, Birthday Remembrance by Dorothy

August 12, 2012

Wednesday, August 15 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary 7:15 am— Marian Murphy by Dolores Chrystopher,
William Ayers by Rubel Family 7:00 pm– Mass for Holy Day of Obligation

Glory & Praise Schedule: All welcome! Join us at 7 pm on August 14, 21, 28 for Mass with Fr. Justin Dike in the church. Save the date for a 6 week “Life in the Spirit” seminar September 18–October 30th. VIRTUS: Every parent volunteer working with children is required by the Diocese of Joliet to complete a Volunteer Form and to attend a session of the VIRTUS program, Protecting God’s Children, and have a background check. Our next scheduled VIRTUS sessions are: Friday, Aug. 17 , 6:30 -9 pm and Saturday, Sept. 8, 9:00—11:30 am in the Parish Office. . All persons must pre-register for this class by contacting the parish office at 815-838-2592 x 123. Thank you for helping us maintain a safe environment here at St. Dennis. Go to for more info. “Clothes for Haiti” Ministry: DATE CHANGE! Our next meeting will be Wed., August 22nd, 6:00-8:45p.m. in Fracaro Hall. If you are interested, donations needed include: used religious and Christmas cards, men’s t-shirts, gently used/new pillowcases, sheets, fabric, fabric glue, bias tape, Velcro and elastic. Please bring donation to the Narthex Care Pantry bins on August 18th & 19th ONLY! For more info, contact Christen Morris 815-838-2592 ext 114. Divorce Care & Beyond: Those men and women who are divorced, or going through the process of a divorce, are invited to attend “Grief Through Divorce” on Thursday, August 23 at 7 pm in the Narthex. Desiree Marciani, Associate Director of Family Ministry for the Joliet Diocese, will speak on understanding the feelings of grief associated with the divorce experience. Contact Pat Roderick at 815-254-9966 for more information. Music Ministry Housewalk & Bake Sale: Baked goods for sale after all Masses on September 15 & 16th. The Housewalk will be Sunday, September 16th from noon to 4 pm. The Shrine of Christ’s Passion Trip: Join St. Dennis Church for a trip to St. John, Indiana on Saturday, September 22nd. Cost is $67 per person. For Information or reservations, contact Viking Travel at 630-321-1664. Registration forms available in the Narthex. Italy Pilgrimage: Join Father Mark Fracaro and Deacon Jesse Pagilaro as they lead you on a pilgrimage through Italy this November 6-15. For more information call Deacon Jesse at 815-524-5466.

Aug. 4/5 Collection (333 envelopes*) ..…...……........... $ 12,012 Weekly Auto Debit (100) .……………………………...….....… 2,821 Monthly Auto Debit-weekly aver. (134) .....…….....…. 3,395 Total …….……...….....…. $ 18,218
*$749 loose cash

Sunday, August 12 Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time 7:30 am— Lorraine Ayres by Rubel family, Brenda & Kyle
Kaluzny by Jerry & Fran Fallon, Lillian Stockbar by Bob & Sandy Seaborg 9:15 am— Arthur Ehling by the Ehling family, Ethel Zwanzig by Donna & Jack Ivezich, Rita Laplante by Jean & Marguerite Bourgault 11:00 am— Marion Woss by Friends of Service Unit 714

Thursday, August 16 7:15 am— Rose Eipers, by Tim & Jan Konicek & girls Friday, August 17 7:15 am— St. Dennis Families Saturday, August 18 4:30 pm— Tom Marchio by Pat & Jerry Levandowski,
Raymond Graf by Rubel Family, Kathy Sharp Swan by John & Rosemary Gasper, Amy D’Amico, Anniv. of accident by Family

Weekly Operating Expenses ...………………………………………….. $ 18,606 Debt Reduction Collection (145) .……………...….....… $2,319 Debt Reduction Auto Debit (32) .....………………......…. 621 Total …….…….…......…. $ 2,940 THANK YOU!!! GOD BLESS YOU!!!

Monday, August 13 7:15 am— St. Dennis Families Tuesday, August 14 7:15 am— Ethel Zwanzig by Angie Fracaro 7:00 pm– Glory and Praise Mass with Fr. Justin
This Week the Flame of Faith will burn in Memory of Danelle Ureche by Tony & Carol Sartori and Andy & Lynn Onderisin & Family
Please pray for those who are sick or suffering especially…

Sunday, August 19 Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time 7:30 am— Edward Fallon & Family by brother Jerry & Fran
Fallon, Donna Tierney by Jim & Family, Elaine Steinke by Debbie Jackinowski, Chuck Pastore, Birthday Remembrance by Linda 9:15 am– Charles L. Borio, Birthday Remembrance by Family, Mariellen Kehlenbach, Birthday Remembrance by Joe & Family, Ethel Zwanzig by Bill & Suzy Balicki 11:00 am– Florence Frain by Jan & George Curtin

Please consider using auto debit in which your contribution is automatically withdrawn on a regular basis. Call Kathy at 815 838-2592 ext. 121 to enroll. PARISH CENTER DEBT……………………..…………... $ 19,254

Please remember while you are away in the Summer, not to take a vacation from your stewardship- our expenses continue year round.
Giving the Glory to God Renovation: (as of 8/6/12) Total Pledged: $312,095 Number of families: 330 Payments received: $225,486
“Giving Glory to God” Church Restoration Project As our project nears completion, we still need your pledge! Pick up a pledge card today or make a donation.

Marty Koleno, Robert Fruik, Sr. Ellen Thomas, Tony Rodriguez, Marilyn Vonch, Natalie Renas, Gaby Smego, Bill Rohn Today’s Scripture Readings 1 Kings 19: 4-8 Elijah is strengthened by the food God provided. Eph 4:30 - 5:2 Be compassionate as God is to you. John 6: 41-51 Jesus is the bread of life.
Readings for the Week Mon: Ez 1: 2-5, 24-28 Mt 17: 22-27 Tues: Ez 2:8—3:4 Mt 18: 1-5, 10, 12-14 Wed: Rv 11: 19a, 12: 1-6a, 10ab 1 Cor 15: 20-27/Lk 1: 39 -56 Thurs: Ez 12: 1-12 Mt 18: 21—19:1 Fri: Ez 16: 1-15, 60, 63 Mt 19: 3-12 Sat: Ez 18: 1-10, 13b, 30-32 Mt 19: 13-15 Sun: Prv 9: 1-6 Eph 5: 15-20 Jn 6: 51-58

Baptisms Michael Joseph Bialas, Migs Ryu Buenafe & Lucas Scott Reposh
Please pray for those who have entered into Eternal Life especially … Joan Carbery CHECK OUT THE ST. DENNIS WEB SITE at WWW.SAINT-DENNIS.ORG or visit us on Facebook!
Preparation for Sacrament of Baptism: Your family must be registered “active” members of St. Dennis. Baptismal Prep Mtgs. are divided into two meetings, 4 weeks apart on Saturdays, 9 am - 10:30 am. Next Preparation class is August 18th and September 15th. For more info. and dates, call the Parish Office.

During the Summer months, the Parish Office closes at noon on Fridays.

Learn More About Catholic Charities: August is “Catholic Charities Month!” As such, Catholic Charities encourages you to find out more about the programs and services in your community. You can also volunteer or help organize an activity that benefits the people served at Catholic Charities. For more information, visit There will be a special collection on August 25-26 to help Catholic Charities. Please be generous and know that together we are doing God’s work!