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Weekly Newsletter
September 29, 2020
Come Follow Me

Over the past year, we've encouraged our parish family to "Come and See" - to come and see how we celebrated each Sunday with and for the Lord. We invited our community to see how we celebrated the love of God in all our parish activities so that our families, our parish, and community were enriched. 

In our faith journey, of course, like anything in life, we can't just stay in the same spot; we have to keep moving forward. To stay in an observational stage will not move our faith along. Our faith needs a challenge.  

So...we delve deeper into what it means to be Catholic, to be a Catholic family, and to be a Catholic community. To do this, we don't just look to Christ, we take up his invitation to follow him. 
 
The special challenge of accepting this invitation, especially at this time, is of course, the pandemic and how it has curtailed liturgical and social gatherings, but we are inventive, creative people so watch for great things to come!

Below is the refrain to a new hymn by Barney Walker and Gael Berberick (text and music, respectively) for our parish for the upcoming year. Check out an OLH Virtual Choir edition on our website.
Come Follow Me 
Come, follow me and live; do not be afraid.
Believe and trust in me; your faith will give you strength.
Leave all your fears behind you; let your heart be free,
for I will be your guide.
Oh, come and follow me.
 
Important Information
New and improved form of communication is forthcoming! We will be introducing Flocknote that will provide an efficient, quick and clear platform of communicating with our parish family.

This will be our last weekly newsletter. We will begin publishing our bulletin bi-weekly beginning Oct. 3/4 and sending it thru Flocknote with any last minute news.

Flocknote provides instant communication to your email or phone. We will also provide an opportunity to view videos and reflections from Bishop Barron's Word on Fire Engage! If you would like to subscribe please text OLHENGAGE to 84576.

Look forward to hearing your feedback.
Twenty Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time - Sunday, October 4, 2020
ASK FOR HELP
Ask Our Lady to help you. Ask her to entreat her Son to let you know what you should do.
—Bl. Marie Rose Durocher

Join us for Mass
on Sunday, October 4, 2020
Live-streamed
at 10:30 AM

Worship aid here.

Celebrant: Rev. Wojciech Oleksy
October 4, 2020
Have no anxiety at all, but in everything,
by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving,
make your requests known to God.
— Philippians 4:6
Live the Liturgy
Inspiration for the week
Who has authority over God's kingdom? While we know that the obvious answer is Jesus, that is not the answer our lives always reveal. We struggle with wanting control over God's kingdom. We wrestle with ownership, privilege, status, and the protection of our rights. However, at the end of the day nothing in this world or in the one to come belongs to us. All that we see and know to be true belong to God, and Jesus is the only one who has any authority. How often do we defer any of our decision making to God? We often conduct our business as if we are the owner, lord and master of it all, but sadly we are not. God gives us the means and the potential to bear good Gospel-centered fruit. This desire and capacity exist within each individual. Unless we really acknowledge and accept who is ultimately in charge, the type of love, justice, peace, and other good fruits God desires for the world will never be realized.
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Mass Intentions (Saints & Special Observances)

Sat. 10/03
  • For All Our Lady of Hope parishioners, Juel Ryan, Bob Thompson, & Maria Martinez (13th Anniv.)

Sun. 10/04 - BI. Francis Xavier Seelos(Respect Life Sunday)
  • 8:30 am -Frank Pconka
  • 10:30 am - John Lyons (28th Anniv.)

Mon. 10/05
  • Anthony Wisniewski (14th Anniv.)

Tues. 10/06 - St. Bruno: BI. Marie Rose Durocher

Wed. 10/07 - Our Lady of the Rosary
  • James Michael Wetzel, Anthony Wisniewski (14th Anniv.), & Ann Martino

Thurs. 10/08
  • Dorothy Kezios(1st Anniv.)

Friday 10/09- St. Denis and Companions; St. John Leonardi
  • Josesa Morales

Sat. 10/10 - Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Angie Maramonte (2nd Anniv.)

Sun. 10/11:
  • 8:30 am -Frank Locy, Mother's Day Spiritual Bouquet, Sam & Jean Collura and for all Our Lady of Hope parishioners
  • 10:30 am - Bertha Liszka
Bring your pets this Saturday, October 3rd at 10 AM
to the Church parking lot for their blessing!
Pet owners, animal lovers, and furry, feathered or other friends are invited to our Pet Blessing of animals. The Blessing of Animals originated in the 13th Century in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron Saint of animals and environment, who believed that all animals should be treated with dignity and respect.
Catholic Life Explained
Why do Parishes offer special Masses like Thanksgiving and Memorial Day, even though they're not Holy Days of Obligation? Am I obligated to attend?
Out of respect for the various civil celebrations that take place during the year, many dioceses and parishes will host special Masses. However, while it always worthwhile to come together to worship as a community, Catholics are not obligated to attend these celebrations. As the Catechism of the Catholic Church notes, the only times that we are obligated to participate in celebrations of the Eucharist are on Sundays and holy days of obligation:

  • The first precept ("You shall attend Mass on Sundays and holy days of obligation and rest from servile labor") requires the faithful to sanctify the day commemorating the Resurrection of the Lord as well as the principal liturgical feasts honoring the mysteries of the Lord, the Blessed virgin Mary, and the satins; in the first place, by participating in the Eucharistic celebration, in which the Christian community is gathered, and by resting from those works and activities which could impede such a sanctification of these days.
LPI
Parish Office
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Please remember to visit our website for the most current information.
Parish Family
Wedding Banns III
Erin O'Hagan & Edward Tierney

We welcome the following to Our lady of Hope Parish Family....

October 4, 2020

MADISON ROSE BOSWELL
Daughter of
Matthew & Cassia (Insolia) Boswell

NICO JOSEPH CARLSON
Son of
Max Carlson & Courtney Insolia
May the Lord watch over you and strengthen you as you recover from this illness. Get well soon.

Please remember to pray for those that are ill:

  • Mike Kane
Religious Education

Weekly Children's Worship Bulletins

The Children's Bulletins for ages 3+ and 7+ are noted below for your convenience. Please print and have your child continue to learn about their faith.

  • October 4, 2020 Bulletin for Children 3 years old and over: Click here.
  • October 4, 2020 Bulletin for Children 7 years old and over: Click here.
Stewardship
Pope Francis postpones annual Peter’s Pence collection
Pope moves the date of the Peter’s Pence Collection to 4 October, due to the
Covid-19 pandemic

A DAY FOR THE WORKS OF CHARITY

The Peter’s Pence collection is a gesture of solidarity. Through it, every member of the faithful can participate in the activity of the Pope as Pastor of the universal Church. It is an activity that also supports the most needy and ecclesial communities in difficulty who approach the Apostolic See for help.

It is an ancient practice which began with the first community of the apostles. It continues to be repeated because charity distinguishes the disciples of Jesus: "From this, they will all know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another" (Jn. 13, 35).

With this gift, we can broaden our gaze and our hearts to embrace the Church scattered throughout the world. The Church then becomes a companion for families and peoples on their journey toward human, spiritual and material development, for the benefit of all societies.

Peter’s Pence represents a small offering, accompanied by grand desires and visions. It is an offering that each member of the faithful decides to give to the Pope so that he can provide for the needs of the whole Church, and wherever it finds itself most in need.

Traditionally, the Peter’s Pence collection takes place throughout the Catholic world. The date depends on each diocese. It may be taken up on 29 June, the Solemnity of the Holy Apostles, Saints Peter and Paul, or on the Sunday closest to that feast.

To contribute to Peter's Pence, please use your envelope or click GiveCentral.org

Peace, Prayers & Blessings
Thank you for your continuing support!
(Stewardship totals are also published weekly on our website.)
September 27, 2020
Collection
Sunday: $3,299.00
Give Central: $ 1,145.00
Total:  $4,444.00

Year to Date Sunday Collection  $65,437.00
Parish's Weekly Operating Cost $12,103.00


God Bless!! Thank you everyone for remembering to support your parish during these challenging times.
Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Be Safe…..Stay Healthy!

Thank you for your continued support, we rely on your generosity to fund the daily operations of the parish. Kindly consider mailing your Sunday offering to us or you can sign up for electronic giving by visiting our website www.ourladyofhopechurch.org and click Give Central/Donate or text the word SUNDAY to our text-to-give number 847-232-6496 for a quick link to make a Sunday offertory gift.  (If you need help with this, please call Geriann Gentile at 847-825-4673.) 
Donate Virtually
Save Lives Actually
Since its founding in 1984, the Women’s Centers of Greater Chicagoland has saved over 40,000 babies from abortion. Throughout the current COVID-19 crisis, they have continued to provide counseling and support for women considering abortion.

This Respect Life Month, the Women’s Centers needs your help more than ever. Each year, the Baby Bottle Project has been the major fundraising effort. With Mass attendance restricted, the traditional distribution of physical Baby Bottles will be limited.

Because of these uncertain times, we are inaugurating a Virtual Baby Bottle Project. You can make your donation at www.gotwc.org.

Be sure to note your Our Lady of Hope so that we can thank the entire community for their generosity.

The Women’s Centers of Greater Chicagoland Crisis pregnancy counseling, medical and social service referrals, material goods assistance. www.GoTWC.org or call us at 773.794.1313 Offices located in: Chicago • Des Plaines • Evergreen Park
Food Pantry at OLH
A big THANK YOU to Our Lady of Hope food pantry's generous supporters!! These individuals have given to our pantry so that we may be able to keep feeding the hungry during this Pandemic. We are blessed to have their strong support. Thank You!
Please check on your neighbor and friends who might need assistance.  

If you or a neighbor would like to visit our food pantry, please call the parish office 847-825-4673. We can arrange a deliver or pick up. 

Our Lady of Hope has been able to serve 4-6 families during this difficult time.
Knights of Columbus
LEAVE NO NEIGHBOR BEHIND – BLOOD DRIVE

The Knights of Columbus – Maria Council #4836 is hosting a Blood Drive at Our Lady of Ransom Catholic Church in Niles, Illinois, on Friday (10/2) from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm with Versiti Blood Center of Illinois. 

·        The CDC reports that, despite the pandemic, blood donations are safe.
·        All recommended safety precautions will be followed.
·        Wear your mask!

To help with social distancing, appointments are strongly encouraged, but walk-ins can donate if there are open times available on the event date. 

If you are feeling well and wish to help save lives, schedule your appointment via the website link below.


Where: Our Lady of Ransom’s Paluch Hall           When: Friday, 10/2, from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm
              8300 N. Greenwood Avenue
            Niles, Illinois 60714
MEN’S RETREAT – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2020 FROM 9AM TO 3 PM
AT
OUR LADY OF HOPE
A CALL TO MISSIONARY DISCIPLESHIP
The Knights of Columbus will host a one day retreat that will take place from 9 am to 3 pm on 10/24/2020 at Our Lady of Hope (9711 W. Devon Avenue, Rosemont), and invite all men of Our Lady of Hope and other area parishes to participate.    

A Call to Missionary Discipleship:  Our intent for this year's retreat is to inspire the men of our northwest-side parishes to answer the call to renew their relationship with Christ and understand why the new evangelization popularized by St. John Paul II is an essential element of the Church’s mission.   

“Faith is strengthened when it is given to others!” -JPII

Anticipated retreat speakers include: Fr. Britto Berchmans (Pastor, St. Paul of the Cross), Fr. Wojciech Oleksy (Pastor, Our Lady of Hope), Fr. Derek Ho (Pastor, Mary Seat of Wisdom), and Fr. Matt Bozovsky (Pastor, Our Lady of Ransom).

In addition to thought provoking presentations by our speakers, the program will include Mass and Eucharistic Adoration.  Coffee and pastries will be available in the morning, and lunch will be provided.   A donation of $25 is requested from those attendees who can afford to do so.

Due to social distancing precautions, space for this year’s retreat is limited.  To reserve your spot, register for the retreat by emailing your name and contact information to  kofcmaria4836@gmail.com. Make your reservation soon!
 
World Wide Marriage Encounter
WorldWide Marriage Encounter Weekends
WorldWide Marriage Encounter (WWME) will host Virtual Weekends starting in October, 2020. For more info or to apply, visit wwme.Chicagoland.org or call 630-577-0778.
Advocate Aurora Health
COVID-19 Virtual Care Program
Ask the Experts: Pediatrics and Mental Health Edition

Join us for our fifth virtual community town hall on Facebook Live to hear from Advocate Aurora Health pediatric experts. Our physicians will answer questions related to the upcoming flu season, as well as address questions and trends with a heavy focus on mental health and well-being for children across all age groups.

You’ll hear from Advocate Aurora Health CEO Jim Skogsbergh, who will be joined by a panel of our top pediatric physicians and experts, including:

·    Malcolm Vandrevala, MD, Child Psychiatry, Advocate Children’s Hospital
·    Gabrielle Roberts, PhD, Psychology, Advocate Children’s Hospital
·    Kevin Dahlman, MD, pediatrician, Aurora Children’s Health
·    Markeita Moore, MD, pediatrician, Advocate Children’s Hospital
·    Veronica Vallejo, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, (LCSW) Advocate Children’s Hospital

RSVP "Going" so you get a notification when the video goes live.
Advocate Aurora COVID-19 Virtual Care Program

Advocate Aurora Health and the State of Illinois have partnered to help people recover from COVID 19 safely at home. The program is available to all residents over 12 months of age with known exposure to COVID 19 or experiencing COVID like symptoms. The program is free and there are no insurance requirements.

The program offers:
·    Daily virtual check ins via our LiveWell app or website for a period of 14 days
·    Educational information
·    Symptom self management and support
·    A home monitoring kit for those who qualify

If you’re an Illinois resident, call 866 443 2584 to enroll.

Faith and Health Partnerships | AdvocateAuroraHealth


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