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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 Saturday’s, 9-10:30 am. Parents and Godparents are required to attend both classes before a date is set. For more info. and dates, call the Parish Office at 815-838-2592, ext. 123. At least one Godparent must be a confirmed Catholic, active in their faith—a letter of permission is required from their church.

November 6, 2011
32nd 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

St. Dennis School Celebrates Our 8th Annual Jubilation! Saturday, November 12, 2011
5:30 pm – Midnight St. Dennis Parish Center Join us for a delicious Italian dinner, Silent & Live Auctions, Raffles, Live Band ―Meritage‖ and Dancing

Pro-Life Ministry
A special thank-you to St. Dennis parishioners for supporting our Respect Life Program during the month of October. Your purchase of long-stemmed, fresh roses and other prolife articles, such as bookmarks, bumper stickers, Christmas cards, lapel roses, magnets, pins, silly bands, and temporary tattoos, not only supports our ministry but also allows us to help women and children in crisis. May God bless you for your kind generosity. If there is an item that you would like, please call us at (815) 834-1570 or email us at

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 want to remind each of you that next Saturday is our annual Jubilation Celebration, ―An Evening in Tuscany‖. All parishioners are invited to come to this dinner dance auction fundraiser held in our Parish Center on Saturday, November 12th. You may purchase a ticket after Mass today or buy a raffle ticket to help support our children at St. Dennis. Thank you for your continuous support. Also, thank you to all who have so generously supported this year’s Pioneer Campaign to provide scholarships to needy students, enhance technology in our school and support our Endowment fund. I believe we will reach our goal of $110,000. You are amazing people and may God bless you for all that you do and sacrifice to better the lives of our children and their families. I thank God for all of you, what an amazing parish you are! My blessings and prayers are with each of you. With a Thankful Heart, Fr. Jim

Tickets on Sale Now!
Help support our biggest fundraiser. If you cannot attend, consider purchasing a $50 raffle ticket for a Mexico vacation or a $10 ticket for the Ultimate Sports Fan Package. Any donation is appreciated. Tickets avail. in the Narthex after Mass & in Parish Office Jubilation's Basket Committee is looking for baskets, cellophane, ribbon, tissue, decorative filler, etc. to make our raffle baskets very attractive. Donations can be dropped off in the parish office.

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.

St. Dennis Gift Card Program
Stop by the gift card table and check out our new vendors – Groupon, Berkots and many more…..Need gift cards during the week? Gift cards are available on Thursday mornings in the Parish Center from 8 to 9 a.m. and Friday mornings in the school library from 8 to 9 a.m. If you have questions or o place a special order, contact or (815) 836-0661.

ST. DENNIS FUNDRAISER SUCCESS CONTINUES Thank you friends of St. Dennis who are participating in our Natural Gas Fundraising Program through Ambit Energy. Households have no change in their gas service and have savings on monthly statements. St. Dennis is receiving monthly donations averaging $50 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 bill handy.

Parish Office Hours
8:30 am — 4:00 pm PASTORAL STAFF
Pastor Rev. James Curtin Associate Pastor Rev. Thomson Panakal Pastoral Associates Deacon Rob Weierman Sr. Joanne Vallero, CSJ Jackie Bedore Music Director Patti Johnson

St. Dennis Rosary Ministry Rosaries for Healing
Our next sale at St Dennis December 3 & 4th. There will be many Christmas items, such as nativities, wall hangings, and ornaments. Order a Life Song Rosary (Personalized with names in each decade) and have in time for Christmas. If you would like an inspirational gift for a friend or loved one please call anytime, we would be happy to help you. Do you have old rosaries, chaplets, beads you no longer wear? Do you have old Holy Medals? The beads are used to make rosaries for those beginning their journey to wholeness through healing prayer, as well as to encourage people to pray the rosary. Holy Medals are repurposed and provide another avenue of prayer. If you would like to donate beads, medals, or rosaries, please place them in the basket on the table in narthex or call Kim 815 838-8407 or Mary 815 838-2592 for more info. We also repair rosaries at no charge. Check out our Ministry on the St. Dennis Website.

Pioneer Campaign Update
From the generosity of 230 donors, we have received $70,271 in cash and an additional $31,705 in pledges —92% of our goal!

Healing Prayer

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!

Lorrie Murphy 708 301-5107

Bulletin Editor
Kim Cast

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2011-12 Pioneer Campaign Goal Pledges Received as of 10/24/11

Sunday—Catechesis of GS 9:15am, 5:15pm 2nd & 4th Sunday-Baptism 1 pm Mondays—Catechesis of GS 4:30pm, Bible Study 6:30pm 2nd Tues.—Catholic Council of Women 12 pm - Sept., Dec., March & May Wednesday—Catechesis of GS, 6pm, Thursday— All Choir Practices, Bible Study 10 am, Third Thursday— Senior Luncheon First Friday—Holy Hour 3:30pm Saturday—RCIA, 3:30pm
1201 Washington St. Lockport, IL 60441 815 838-4494 E-mail— Principal—Lisa Smith

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

Mass Intentions
Saturday, November 5 4:30pm — Frank Lamparski, Anniversary of Death by
wife Lorraine & family, Rosemary Quatrochi by John & Brandi Kamper, Joe Aiello by Lorrie Murphy

November 6, 2011

Thursday, November 10 7:15am — Vera Mushro by Bill & Maria Lareau,
Eleanore Crabb by Eileen Murphy & family

Helping Hands Needed—We need some helping hands to do some cleaning and polishing in the church and sanctuary on Monday, November 7th at 8am. Bring a bucket and soft cloth. We will finish by 10am. Thank you! St. Dennis Raphael Ministry Grief Support Sessions Have you experienced the death of a loved one? Are you grieving and perhaps feeling alone in your grief? Would you like to better understand what is happening to you because of your loss and the significant change in your life? If your answer to any or all of these questions is ―yes‖, then we invite you to attend the program: How to go on after a loved one has died. We will meet in the Stalzer Room of the Parish Center, Sunday mornings, Nov. 6,13 & 20,at 10:30 am. To register, call the Parish Office Generations of Faith (GOF) A faith formation program for all ages. We invite you to share a meal, pray, and grow closer to God. The 2011-2012 season’s theme is The Creed. Join us as we prayerfully reflect on the Creed and the basic tenets of our Catholic Faith. Sunday, Nov.6,12:30-3:30 pm, and Wednesday, Nov. 9, 5–8 pm. Call the parish office to register or go on line to ―Clothes for Haiti‖ Ministry Our next meeting is Wed., Nov.16th, 6-8:45pm in Fracaro Hall. We will be making clothes (dresses, diapers, and pants) & burial shrouds. Please bring your OWN sewing machine. Donations needed include: men’s t-shirts, gently used/new pillowcases, sheets, fabric, bias tape, Velcro and elastic. Please bring donations to the Narthex Care Pantry bins on November 12-13th ONLY! For more info, contact Christen Morris 708-220-1308.

Sunday, November 6 Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time 7:30am — Chuck Pastore by Ron & Charlene
Strahanoski, Stan Jungles by Jerry & Pattie Spannon, Marian Murphy by Margaret Davis & Jenna Boersma 9:15am — Eleanore Crabb by Dave & Judy Martis, Kay Soltes, Birthday Remembrance by granddaughter, Abbey Nelson by the Zagorski and Clark families, Ricky Czerwin, Birthday Remembrance by Family 11:00am— Dennis Krenzel by the St. Dennis Office Staff

Friday, November 11 7:15 am— Chuck Pastore by Ed & Doris Daggett Saturday, November 12 4:30pm — Frank Voltolina by family, Helen Kijowski by
Freda Blohut and Helen Struzik, Josephine Kendzior by sister, Joseph Aiello by Skip and Ann Marie Pastore, Mary Jakubowski by family

Oct. 29/30 Collection * …….….......….…...... $ 9,607 Weekly Auto Debit (96) .…………...….…..… 2,785 Monthly Auto Debit-weekly aver. (129) .....…. 3,227 Total ……...…. $15,619 * $8,935 in 339 envelopes, $672 loose cash Weekly Operating Expenses ………………$ 19,217 THANK YOU!!! GOD BLESS YOU!!!

Sunday, November 13 Thirty-Third Sunday in Ordinary Time 7:30am — Chuck Pastore by Murph and Barb Meyers,
Stan Jungles by Cecilia & Bill Nolan, Marian Murphy by Margaret Davis and Jenna Boersma 9:15am — Allie Graczyk by family, James Miller by Georgene Bankroff, Stan Jungles by Mike & Cathy Pauly 11:00 am— Joanne Moran by Dorothy Lesnefsky, Kristin Dubin, Anniversary of Death by Colleen Dombrowski & Family, Jessica Ganley & Ronald Andretich by Family

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………………... $ 51,141

Monday, November 7 7:15am — William Tierney by Marlene Gura 12:30 pm — Rosary Tuesday, November 8 7:15am — Deceased Members of CCW, Altar &
Rosary, Marian Murphy by Denise Rumchak 7:00 pm—Glory & Praise

The Parish Office will be closed Friday, November 11th for Veteran’s Day. The Giving Tree

Wednesday, November 9 7:15 am — Chuck Pastore by John & Rosemary Gasper 8:15am — School Mass Honeyfield Restaurant If you enjoy a meal at Honeyfield Restaurant, please remember to tell your waitress/waiter you are from St. Dennis. They give a percentage of your bill back to St. Dennis. This Week the Flame of Faith will burn in Memory of …. St. Dennis Parish Family


Jubilation Raffle Tickets
Hey Sports fans! Would you like to win tickets to see our awesome Chicago sports teams? Take a chance on winning a 17 tickets package to Blackhawks, White Sox, Cubs and Bulls games. 4 Tickets to the Bulls sec 330, row 4, seats 5-8 4 Tickets to the Cubs sec 137, row 9, seats 1- 4 4 Tickets to the Blackhawks sec 108, row 4, seats 7-10 5 Tickets to the White Sox Skyline Club Box, row 4, seats 1-5 Game dates to be determined. One winner chosen for the package of 17 tickets. Estimated Value: $1,498. Tickets on sale in Narthex now! $10 per ticket ST.DENNIS MUSIC MINISTRY
Adult Choir is in need of male voices. Rehearsals are on Thurs. at 6:30 pm in the church. Children’s Chime Choir open to 3rd—8th grade students who attend St. Dennis School OR Parish. Rehearsal are Thurs. 3-4 pm in Music Rm. below church Narthex. Angel Choir is open 3rd-8th grade students who attend St. Dennis School or Parish (must regularly attend Mass). Rehearsal Thurs. 5-6 pm in Church. Angel Choir sings two Masses/month. See Patti Johnson to register.

Beginning the weekend of Nov. 26th/27th Please consider sharing your blessings again this Christmas season with someone in need. If this is possible for you, please select a tag from the Giving Tree and purchase the item listed on the tag. Wrap your gift, attach the tag to the gift, and place under the Tree. All gifts must be placed under the tree by 12 pm on Dec.11. The gifts will be delivered to the Daybreak Shelter, the Vilaseca Day Care Center, Lamb’s Fold, and Guardian Angel Home. Thank you for helping to make this Christmas happier for others. Lockport Area Genealogical & Historical Society is proud to offer St. Dennis Church as 2011 addition to our Lockport Historic Buildings Series by Cat’s Meow Collectibles. This re-creation of the historic St. Dennis Church is 7 in x 3 ½ in and features a history on the reverse side, it is available for $20 by calling Ron Lif at 815838-3206, or go to for more details.

Thank you for helping us keep our costs down.
Readings for the Week: Readings-- Today: Wis 6:12-16, 1 Thes 4:13-18, Mt 25:1-13 Mon: Wis 1: 1-7, Lk 17:1-6 Tues: Wis 2 : 23-3:9, Lk 17: 7-10 Wed: Ez 47: 1-2, 8-9, 12, 1 Cor 3: 9c-11, 16-17, Jn 2: 13-22 Thurs: Wis 7: 22 b-8:1, Lk 17: 20-25 Fri: Wis 13: 1-9, Lk 17: 26-37 Sat: Wis 18: 14-16, 19: 6-9, Lk 18: 1-8 Sun: Prv 31: 10-13, 19-20, 30-31, 1 Thes 5: 1-6, Mt 25: 14-30

To all preparing to receive Confirmation at St. Dennis in 2012, our journey continues on Sunday, November 6th at 8:45 am in Fracaro Hall for a candidate’s only meeting. If you have not yet registered, please do so asap. Pick up a pink registration form in the Narthex and drop off with payment to the parish office or go to our website at under Faith Formation, Sacramental Preparation. Call 815-8382592 x 0 if you have questions.

Please pray for those who are sick or suffering especially…
Gus Nilles, Dean Morelli, Mary Beth Perkne, Sr. Ellen Thomas, Phyllis Rydarczyk, Florence Busta, George

Prayer Requests Do you need prayer or know of someone in need of prayer? Contact the parish office secretaries at 838-2592 ext. 123 or to add a prayer request to our daily e-mail prayer line.