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Receptionist/Secretary: Mrs. Pat Bragagnolo
Maintenance: Jerry Clayton Roberson
Music Ministers: Ms. Alberta Catalano (English), Laura Flores, Sania Lara, Coro (español)
Irene Soto (español)
Mass Schedule: Weekend: Saturday: 4:00 p.m. Sunday: 9:30 a.m. 12:15 p.m. (español)
Sacrament of Penance/Penitencia: Saturdays from 3:00pm - 3:45pm. Please make reservations for the Sacrament of Penance on our website.
Sacrament of Baptism/Bautismo & Sacrament of Marriage/Matrimonio: The Sacraments of Baptism & Marriage arranged by appointment.
Registration of New Parishioners: To register as a parishioner of Holy Rosary, please fill out the registration form in the back of the Church and place it in the collection basket.
Please consider using GiveCentral for electronic giving to our parish if you haven’t already done so. Your ongoing support is critical to our ability to support our ministries. Your support is always greatly appreciated. If you would like to make an online offering that goes directly to Holy Rosary Church via GiveCentral. Visit our website: www.holyrosaryonwestern.org.Thank you!
612 N. Western Ave., Chicago 60612 Phone (773) 278-4820 - Fax (773) 278-3770 Website: www.holyrosaryonwesternave.org
St. Aloysius Office: 773.278.4808 St. Helen Office: 773.235.3575
Twenty-First Sunday in
Sunday Mass Collection: $1,750.00 Shortfall from Budget of $4,000.00: $2,250.00 HR Meet the Budget Collection: $78.00
HOLY ROSARY CHURCH CHICAGO
GOSPEL MEDITATION
“Far be it from us to forsake the Lord for the service of other gods.” We struggle with our gods. They appear in the forms of things like money, power, prestige, popularity, privilege, and self-
fulfillment. We like these “gods” because they make us feel good and ask very little of us in return. When we worship them, we worship ourselves. How can you go wrong with that? We buy into the illusion that if something can give us a comfortable life, free of want and need, then it is worth setting other things aside to pursue it. In essence, we sell our souls. Our struggle with “who is God” and to whom do we belong is a real one and one that can easily find us empty and experiencing disillusionment. The devil tempted Jesus in the desert and promised him more. We are promised “more.” But in pursuing the more and the satisfying we lose track of the cost, and the cost is great. We sacrifice our very life in pursuit of something disguised as life. We sacrifice truth for something that only “feels” true. While the true and real God certainly promises us many things, many things are also required. It is not about the warm and secure feelings and self- absorption the world wants to provide, but of giving back. There can be no lukewarm stance with regard to faith. If we are in, then faith in Jesus Christ asks us to do some difficult things: work in service of God’s kingdom (not our own), love our enemies, offer no resistance to injury, that we must die to ourselves in order to find ourselves, and trust that Jesus truly gives us his flesh and blood to eat and drink. These are hard things to accept and even harder to put into practice. It is no wonder that many, who may be attracted to Jesus at first, walk away in pursuit of the more self-satisfying gods. But truth is truth. If we cannot accept it from the lips of Jesus Christ, then where else will we find it? To whom can we go? There is only one source of truth and life, Jesus Christ. Jesus has the words of eternal life and if we do not go to him, then where else will we find this gift? But we must be faithful and buy into the whole package deal that requires sacrifice and fidelity. When we do, we find ourselves, through the Body and Blood of Christ, connected to the Source of all life and then intimately bound with our brothers and sisters. We all have to decide whether we want to stay or go and if we can accept what Jesus has to say. It’s a choice we all have to make. ©LPi
MEDITACIÓN DEL EVANGELIO 21er Domingo del Tiempo Ordinario
Lo que pasó en tiempos de Jesús, sigue pasando hoy día. Muchos le abandonan por cualquier bagatela, se dejan engañar fácilmente y hablan en contra de él y de su Evangelio. Inclusive algunos piensan que seguirle es de tontos.
Pues, deja decirte Señor, que yo también reacciono como Pedro ante la pregunta: “¿Quieren marcharse también ustedes?” (Juan 60:67). El lenguaje duro utilizado por Jesús los desconcertaba. Seguirte no es fácil; el camino de tus enseñanzas provoca un cambio radical con referencia a la justicia y al amor. Solo el que entienda tu lenguaje puede responder como Pedro: “Señor, ¿A quién iríamos? Tú tienes palabras de vida eterna. Nosotros creemos y sabemos que tú eres el Santo de Dios” (Juan 60:67-69). Ahora bien, con tantas experiencias vividas en este año pasado (2020), muchas personas se han dado cuenta qué vacía y sin sentido es la vida llevada a la ligera. Nos hemos dado cuenta que la ambición de tener y vivir corriendo no vale la pena. Lo que cuenta es tener una vida unida a Ti, por la oración y la entrega a los demás, y es una gran bendición el comprenderlo y ponerlo a prueba. El ser humano se ha dado cuenta que lo que sí vale la pena es la salud para poder trabajar y llevar la comida a la mesa familiar. El Papa Francisco nos lleva aún más allá: “Qué difícil es perdonar siempre a quienes nos hieren. Qué desafiante es acoger siempre al inmigrante y al extranjero. Qué doloroso es soportar la desilusión, el rechazo, la traición” (8/26/18). Mantra para esta semana: ¡Tú tienes palabras de vida eterna! ©LPi
TWENTY-FIRST SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME AUGUST 22, 2021
SUNDAY, August 22-21st Sunday in Ordinary Time 9:30 AM †I. Steve Shapiro 12:15 PM †Gaeteno Gammeri, †Reyna Velasquez,
†Ma del Carmen Ramirez, †Ignacio Michelle, †Lorena Palomera, †Alicia Guerrero, †Rutilio Guerrero, †Maria Castrejon, †Vicente Delgado, †Maria Luisa Reyes, Salud y Cumpleanos de Euseloio Aguirre, Emily Martinez, Cumplanos Jany Lizbleth y Tatiana Guadelupe
SATURDAY, August 28-St. Augustine 4:00 PM Marchioro Family
SUNDAY, August 29-22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time 9:30 AM †Elizabeth Sicialiano 12:15 PM
EVERYDAY STEWARDSHIP
Submission as Stewardship.
We aren’t comfortable with the idea of submission. Our society champions equality, and rightly so — but it’s a mistake to think that submission is at odds with equality. To submit ourselves fully, we must first be free. We must first be our own masters. God has granted us that freedom with the salvation He offers. We are no longer the slaves of sin. Now He asks us to be subordinate to one another, in the name of Christ. What a completely uncomfortable task! What He’s asking is for us to be subordinate to the person who irritates us the most. The person we really can’t stand. The person who doesn’t respect us or appreciate what we have to offer. The person we think we’re smarter than, more talented than. The person we envy. That’s the real challenge of stewardship, isn’t it? Subordination. Inconveniencing myself by giving of time, of money, of relationship. Putting the needs or wants of another above my own when they haven’t done anything special to earn it. I invite you to consider the cross — the most radical expression of submission, and of stewardship, that ever existed. If there was ever someone who deserved superiority, isn’t it the God who let Himself be nailed to a tree, who gave so freely of His life, His body, His blood, His everything? To look at him in his agony is to truly understand the beauty of submission — of laying down what you have for the good of the other.
Tracy Earl Welliver, MTS ©LPi
Mass Intention for the Week Intenciones de las Misas
CCD REGISTRATION Weekly sessions will take place from 9:00am to 11:00am. All children who are wishing to prepare for a sacrament and not enrolled in a Catholic School should be attending Religious Education classes. Children beginning their preparation for First Holy Communion must be in at least the 2nd grade, and those beginning their preparation for Confirmation must be in at least the 7th grade. When registering, please bring all of your child’s sacramental certificates and $50.00 deposit, and don’t forget to make others aware of this great opportunity. Please contact the parish office if you have any related questions or concerns. Thanks for your cooperation. We look forward to having your child in our program.
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