June 7, 2021 - June 13, 2021
St. Alphonsus Liguori Parish, 65 Years in the Making
Mask / Pandemic Update
As you may know, we anticipate that the State of Illinois will enter Phase 5 at the end of this week.
 
Please watch your email and our website for how this will affect precautions in our church for next weekend. 
Sunday, June 13, we celebrate the
Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Gospel for June 13, 2021

Jesus said to the crowds:
“This is how it is with the kingdom of God;
it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land and would sleep and rise night and day and through it all the seed would sprout and grow, he knows not how.
Of its own accord the land yields fruit,
first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.
And when the grain is ripe, he wields the sickle at once, for the harvest has come.”
He said, “To what shall we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable can we use for it?
It is like a mustard seed that, when it is sown in the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on the earth.
But once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants and puts forth large branches,
so that the birds of the sky can dwell in its shade.”
With many such parables he spoke the word to them as they were able to understand it.
Without parables he did not speak to them,
but to his own disciples he explained everything in private.
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Looking for a simple way to be of service? 

We need you!
We welcome you to join us as a Greeter or Usher for the Mass you normally attend.

To Help with Greeting and Ushering at any of our liturgies, please visit the “Assisting with Precautions” Sign Up Genius to see new times and needed jobs, or call the Parish Office.

Upcoming Needs, Masses:
Masses this Week: Sign IN when you arrive; telephone numbers and masks are still required.

  • Daily Mass: Monday through Friday, 8:15am. Presider for Wed., 6/9/21, is Fr. Joji.
  • Saturday, June 12, 5:00pm; presider is Fr. Bob Heinz
  • Sunday, June 13, 8:30am; presider is Fr. Joe; with Parking Lot Participation
  • Sunday, June 13, 11:00am; presider is Fr. Joe; with Live Stream
 
Read, see and know weekly letters from Fr. Joe or other ministry staff members.

See pictures of our wonderful volunteers and other events & liturgies going on in the parish, right here in our bulletin!



Next weekend we will have the annual collection for the Priests' Retirement and Mutual Aid Association which supports our 500 active and 225 retired diocesan priests of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

PRMAA provides for the healthcare needs of our active priests as well as the medical and housing needs of our retired priests.

Information is available in the narthex, and a designated basket will be in the back of church for your donation. Please be as generous as you can to this annual opportunity to support our priests.
Sacrament of Reconciliation
Call Fr. Joe for an appointment
847-255-7452 x 102
Eucharistic Adoration
is every Tuesday, 6:00-7:00pm

Adoration will be live streamed on the Parish Facebook page.

This week's Adoration will be led by
Deacon Steve Stecker.
We need Altar Servers at weekend Masses. 

Please schedule yourself on Ministry Scheduler Pro and, for your first time back, arrive 30 minutes before Mass to go over procedures with Fr. Joe.

Scheduling Questions?
Contact Wendy Mattison at
847-255-7452
Ways to Grow Your Faith this Summer
WTTW Kids Grandparent Connection:
Card-A-Day Initiative
The Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Lifelong Formation is partnering with WTTW to brighten the lives of home-bound seniors throughout the summer.

Families participating in parish child and youth faith formation at all grade levels are invited to experience the joy of doing something simple yet special for others.

Please click HERE to read about how families can write anonymous greeting cards to seniors in a residential nursing facility.
 Family Faith

Visit the Sadlier Publishing blog for

These free, downloadable resources are designed to encourage family members to connect with each other, with nature, with their communities, and with God as they experience the season of summer.

Helping Teens be Mentally Healthy

In this episode of the Ave Explores Podcast, Roy Petitfils joins podcast host, Katie Prejean McGrady, to talk about crises teenagers face today and how to have honest conversations about mental health. 

For additional podcasts and articles related to stress, anxiety, and mental health in people of all ages, visit the Ave Explores Series website.

May St. Ephrem, Deacon and Doctor of the Church, Jesus with His Most Sacred Heart, and Mary with Her Most Immaculate Heart intercede to God on your behalf this week.
Prayer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
 
O most holy Heart of Jesus, fountain of every blessing,
I adore you, I love you and with a lively sorrow for my sins.
I offer you this poor heart of mine.
Make me humble, patient, pure, and wholly obedient to your will.
Grant, good Jesus, that I may live in you and for you.
Protect me in the midst of danger; comfort me in my afflictions;
give me health of body, assistance in my temporal needs,
your blessings on all that I do, and the grace of a holy death.
Within your heart I place my every care.
In every need let me come to you with humble trust saying,
Heart of Jesus, help me.

Amen.
 
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