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The St.

Dennis Council of Catholic Women presents

The Woman at the Well
with Speaker Ann Burdzinski

April 22, 2012 Third Sunday Of Easter
1214 Hamilton Street, Lockport, IL 60441
Phone— 815 838-2592 Fax— 815 838-2401 E-mail —church@saint-dennis.org Web - http://www.saint-dennis.org 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

May 19, 2012
5:30 pm to 11:30 pm St. Dennis Parish Center Sit-down Dinner Free bottle of wine for each table. Musical Entertainment Table top raffles, $100 Raffle and more! Advance ticket sales only. Seniors (55 & up) $15 55 & younger (must be 21) $20
Tickets can be purchased after all Masses in the Narthex or contact Jane Lagger at 815-838-9753 or janelagger@comcast.net

Wednesday, May 9th at 6 pm in Narthex
Cost is $10, includes dinner & speaker

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.

All women of St. Dennis and their guests are invited to an evening of friendship, spiritual growth and great food.
RSVP to the Parish Office at 838-2592 by May 7th. Payment can be made at the door. Ann Burdzinski has served on all levels of the Council of Catholic Women from local to national. Ann currently serves as the President of the Associates of the National Council of Catholic Women. She is a past Vice President and Treasurer of the National Council of Catholic Women. Ann serves on the Bishop Blanchette Scholarship Fund Committee and is a Diocesan Leadership trainer. On the parish end, she has been the RCIA Director and team member for over 15 years. She is a graduate of the Joliet Diocesan Leadership Program and the RCIA Certificate Program. She holds a BS from Chicago State University and an MBA from Lewis University. She is employed as a corporate treasurer. Ann is a wife, mother and grandmother. A gifted speaker, she has a deep love for scripture and how it is reflected in our daily lives.

Dear Family, SACRAMENTS I am so grateful for the enormous amount of prayers, cards Reconciliation: Sat. 3:30-4:15 pm or Appt. Baptism and many other ways people have shared their love and Please call 815 838-2592 ext.123 prayers for me as I recover from prostate surgery. The test to register and complete a results revealed and the doctor has told me I am cancer free. “Baptismal Request” form. Alleluia! Alleluia! Because of my own cancer and illness, I am Marriage Please call 815 838-2592 ext.123 to now more sensitive to the pain and suffering of many people. Register, at least six months in advance. That is a good thing. I feel my heart is more compassionate and more aware of the many crosses of suffering that many of us carry. Again, thank Parish Office Hours you for your love and prayers. 8:30 am — 4:00 pm Thank you to all for participating in the renovation of our church. It is looking more and more beautiful as we continue each step of the way. Its beauty helps us lift our hearts and spirits in giving thanks and praise to our loving God. May the beauty of our church reflect the beauty of our spirits. In the Lord’s Love, Fr. Jim Curtin 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

Club Dennis $100 spring raffle tickets are now on sale after Mass in the Narthex or at the Parish Office. Congratulations to D’Arcy Buick GMC who won the first early bird drawing of $200. Purchase a ticket today to enter our next early bird draw on April 23, April 30, May 7, and May 14. All proceeds benefit St. Dennis school children. Grand prize winners drawn at Club Dennis on May 19th.

Cinderella
The St. Dennis Youth Choirs present “Cinderella” on Friday, April 27th at 7 pm in the Parish Center. Tickets are $4 (Adults), $3 (Seniors), $2 Students / kids). On Sunday, April 29th at 1:15 pm there will be a special “Cinderella Tea” with the cast followed by a 2 pm Matinee Performance. Ticket price for Tea & Show is $6 per person. Tickets are on sale after all Masses and in the Parish Office.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY This is an invitation to all to join us for a week of Summer Mission Service:--building houses --building bridges of understanding --building community and having fun doing it! Information packets are on the narthex table. Join the St. Dennis Summer Mission to Habitat for Humanity in Clarksdale, MS June 9-June 16, 2012 Sign on as soon as possible! Call or e-mail Sr. Joanne 838 2592 X110 sjvallero@saint-dennis.org. Sunday, May 13th will be Sweet Sunday at St. Dennis! Pies & breads will be for sale by parishioner Elaine Bice. Half of proceeds will go to St. Dennis’ Church Restoration and the other half will go to Catholic Charities’ MEND fund, “Meeting Emergency Needs with Dignity.” The MEND fund helps families in our neighborhood and parish by providing basic needs like food and rent assistance. Let’s show our support of Catholic Charities’ MEND fund and make our bake sale the sweetest ever!

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 murphyfisch@comcast.net

Bulletin Editor
Kim Cast castaways@ameritech.net

MONTHLY REMINDERS
Sunday—Catechesis 9:15am, 5:15pm, 2nd & 4th Sundays—Baptism 1 pm Mondays—Catechesis of GS 4:30pm, Exodus 6:30 pm Tuesday—Financial peace University 6:30 pm 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, 3:00pm
1201 Washington St. Lockport, IL 60441 815 838-4494 E-mail—school@saint-dennis.org 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 castaways@ameritech.net 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, April 21 4:30pm — Jim Molloy by Ruthie & family, Gene Rodarte, Anniversary of Death by parents, Helen Finefield, Anniversary of Death by Jerry & Carol Richards, Tom Marchio by Tina Kral Sunday, April 22
Third Sunday of Easter family

April 22, 2012

Wednesday, April 25 7:15 am — Living Members of Molly Marchio family by Thursday, April 26 7:15 am — George Kintz, Birthday Remembrance by family Friday, April 27 7:15 am— Mary Houser by children Saturday, April 28 4:30pm — Lloyd Finefield, Anniversary of Death by Jerry
& Carol Richards, Tom Marchio by Charito & Henry Vianzon, Martha Mason, Birthday Remembrance by family, Mary Galick by Rich & Joyce Ramos, Emil Spal, Anniv. of Death by Eleanore, Leonard Sierocinski, Anniv. of Death by Eleanore

SAVE THE DATE
Generations of Faith: All are welcome to attend on April 22nd, 12:30 - 3:30 pm. Please call Christen to RSVP at 815-8382592 x 114. “Clothes for Haiti” Ministry Our next meeting will be Mon., April 23rd, 6-8:45pm in Fracaro Hall. We will be making burial palls/clothes for children of Haiti. To date, we’ve made over 26,000 burial cloths, but 80 to 100 people are still dying daily. Donations needed: men’s t-shirts, gently used/ new pillowcases, sheets, material, fabric glue, bias tape, Velcro, religious cards & elastic. Please bring donations to the Narthex Care Pantry bins on April 21 & 22 ONLY! For more info, contact Christen Morris 708-220-1308. Pancake Breakfast- Knights of Columbus will sponsor a pancake breakfast in Fracaro Hall on Sunday April 29th from 8 - 11 am. All proceeds will be donated to Mary Beth Perkne family. Attention First Communion & Reconciliation Candidates: Rehearsal is May 5 in the church. 1st Reconciliation & 1st Communion will be May 11 & 12th. Please contact Christen Morris at 838-2592 x 114 if you have questions Altar Servers Attention ALL Present and Past Servers, there will be a Special Blessing for you on May 20th @ 11:00 Mass given by Father Jim. Please call or email Dana Massey if you will be there. 815-524-5954 or dnmssy@yahoo.com

STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE Apr. 14/15 Collection (324envelopes*) ......... $ 9,835 Easter envelopes (28) ………….…..………. 1,068 Weekly Auto Debit (94) .…………….…....… 2,706 Monthly Auto Debit-weekly aver. (125) ...…. 3,205 Total ….…..…. $16,814 *$704 loose cash Weekly Operating Expenses …………….. $ 19,017 THANK YOU!!! GOD BLESS YOU!!!

7:30am — John Kausak by wife Marie & family,
Fr. George Klepec by James & Lillian Rozanski 9:15am — Christine & Tom McCanna, Birthday Remembrance by Georgene Bankroff, Thomas Neumann by Diane Neumann & family, Frances Graczyk by family, Stan Jungles by Ron & Joan Jones, Tom Marchio by Holly & Jay Ozbolt, Danny Doyle by the Balicki family 11:00 am — Adele Razo Birthday Remembrance by daughters, Elaine Steinke by Jim Tierney, Joseph Presa Sr. & Joseph Presa Jr. 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……..…………... $ 34,090 Giving the Glory to God Renovation: (as of 4/16) Total Pledged: $299,902 Number of families: 302 Payments received: $156,198

Sunday, April 29
Fourth Sunday of Easter

Monday, April 23 7:15am — Deceased members of the Reed and Wacha
families by Brian & Janet Boland 12:30 pm — Rosary in Adoration Chapel

7:30am — James Devine, Anniversary of Death by Mr. &
Mrs. Robert Devine, Tom Marchio by Gerry & Mel Bost, John Adelmann by Jim & Lil Rozanski 9:15am — St. Dennis Parish families 11:00 am — Eva Garvey, Months Mind by Matt & Teresa Monos & family, Lillian Bazzarone by the King family, Curtis Sullivan, Anniversary of Death by family Dear Parish Family Once again I would like to thank all those dear friends and parishioners who kept praying for my full recovery. Thank you for all the get well cards and Easter greetings. God bless. Love to you all, Fr. Thomson Panakal
Glory & Praise schedule: April 24th Marilyn Sukle presents “Abiding in the Lord and His Word”, May 1st Lori Anderson presents “In Honor of Our Blessed Mother”

Tuesday, April 24 7:15am — St. Dennis Parish families 7:00 pm — Glory & Praise This Week the Flame of Faith will burn in Memory of ….
Jacqueline (Jackie) Murphy by Joann Murphy

CHECK OUT THE ST. DENNIS WEB SITE WWW.CHURCH@SAINT-DENNIS.ORG
Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal Second Mailing and Pledge Reminders
A second request for a contribution to the 2012 Catholic Ministries Appeal is in the mail to all parishioners who have not made a contribution. The Appeal provides critical funding to diocesan ministries that serve individuals and parishes throughout the Diocese of Joliet. It also provides refunds of 50% of the cash received (not pledged) over the parish goal to each parish. If you receive this mailing, please respond generously. You will be helping both our diocese and our parish. Also, the second monthly reminders have been sent to those that made an in-pew pledge to the Appeal. Those that pledged by direct mail have already received payment coupons. Thank you for your gifts, and please make your payment as soon as possible. Envelopes are available in the Narthex. For your convenience, you can bring your pledge payments to Mass and place them in the basket. The parish will forward them to the diocese. Thank you to the generous 215 donors who have pledged $24,521 toward our parish goal of $64,958.

A mom-to-be-is in need of clothes, diapers and a stroller for her baby girl whose arrival is expected early June. If you can help with any of these items, please deliver them to the Parish Center, attention: Sr. Joanne. Thank you.

BAPTISMS
Carson Lynn Davis Aaron James Grabowski

Please pray for those who are sick or suffering especially…
Fr. Jim Curtin, Linda Pastore, Joseph Burke, Bill Balicki, Geraldine Pytlewski

Readings for the Week Readings-- Today: Acts 3: 13-15, 17-19, 1 Jn 2: 1-5a, Lk 24: 35-48 Mon: Acts 6:8-15, Jn 6:22-29 Tues: Acts 7:518:1am Jn 6:30-35 Wed: 1 Pt 5: 5b-14m Mk 16:15-20 Thurs: Acts 8:26-40, Jn 6:44-51 Fri: Acts 9: 1-20, Jn 6:52-59 Sat: Acts 9:31-42, Jn 6: 60-69 Sun: Acts 4: 8-12, 1 Jn 3: 1-2, Jn 10: 11-18

“Giving Glory to God” Church Restoration Project
For those who are interested, there are additional items available to memorialize and dedicate. Some examples are the altar, tabernacle, lectern, carpeting, marble flooring, reconciliation room, lighting of clock tower and steeple cross, Pastor’s, Deacon’s and Servers chairs and St. Joseph statue these items range in cost from $3,000 to $50,000. Please call the parish office if you are interested in making a donation or memorial . Feel free to speak with Fr. Jim if you have any questions.

Dear Parishioners, Please DO NOT PARK in the Reserved Parking spots near the ELC indicated by the signs OR in the Unmarked Area between the garage and the fence near the Rectory and Narthex entrances. This area needs to be completely clear at all times for safety and emergencies. There is no parking allowed going west on 13th street. Parishioners have been ticketed. Please follow the signs. Thank you.