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Vicariate Masses to welcome Archbishop Cupich

Here are the upcoming Vicariate Masses to welcome Archbishop Blase Cupich:

  • February 5: Vicariate I Welcome Mass at St. Mary of Vernon Parish. 7 PM.
     
  • February 9: Vicariate IV Welcome Mass at St. Domatilla Parish. 7 PM.
     

  • February 12: Vicariate II Welcome Mass at St. John Brebeuf Parish. 7 PM.

 

Fr. Matthew Compton to teach classes to Diaconate Community

    Father Matthew Compton will be offering a series of classes on the liturgy and homiletics to the Diaconate Community starting in January. These classes will be an extension of the Emmaus Program for the newly ordained.

    The classes for the Diaconate Commuity at large will be held at 5 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Diaconate Office in Forest Park. To sign up for a class, call the Diaconate Office at (708) 366-8900

    Here is the schedule of classes

  • February 3: The Spirituality of the Ordination Rite and Continuing to "Pray the Ordination"
     
  • March 3: Part I -- the Concelebrated Mass -- who does what, where and when, especially with a bishop.

    Part II: How and when to do a Communion Service
     

  • April 7: Homiletics I -- theory and practice
     
  • May 5: Homiletics II -- theory and practice
     
  • June 2: Benediction and other rites

 

Exploring the Diaconate

The Institute for Diaconal Studies will be holding Exploring the Diaconate sessions from September to February for men who want to learn more about the discernment process and the Diaconate formation program.

General information sessions held at 2 p.m. Feb. 15 and March 8, University of St. Mary of the Lake Prist Center, Building 201 P

For more information, contact Deacon Gerald Nora, gnora@usml.edu or (847) 837-4548

 

 

Diaconate Executive Committee






















The Executive Committee of the Diaconate Council consists of Deacons Chuck McFarland, vice chairman, left; Dennis Robak, treasurer; George Kashmar, chairman; Bill Stearns, immediate past chairman; and John Gaughan, secretary. Also serving on the committee are Deacon Richard Hudzik, Vicar for Deacons; Fr. Michael Ahlstrom, Vicar Emeritus; and Deacon Dave Brencic, associate director.

 
  

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Deaths in our community
  • Dorothy Gallagher, wife of Deacon James Gallagher, died Jan. 22
  • Deacon Serafin Molinaro, class of 1976, died Jan. 22
  • Deacon Jorge Rozo, 78, class of 1992, died Jan. 20
  • Agnes Barrett, widow of Deacon Robert Barrett, class of 1977, died Jan. 15.
  • Deacon Thomas Stubstad, 70, class of 1992. Deacon Stubstad died Dec. 27, 2014
  • Deacon Eugene Heckathorne, 87, class of 1990, died Dec. 24, 2014
  • Josefina Cisneros, mother of Deacon Jose Cisneros, class of 2001.
  • Andrew Beierwaltes Sr., father of Deacon Andrew Beierwaltes Jr., class of 2008.
  • Genanne Meehan, widow of Deacon Thomas Meehan, class of 1979.
  • Mary Jo Valenziano, widow of Deacon Vern Valenziano, died Dec. 24, 2014.
  • Carol Ciston, wife of Deacon Bill Ciston (Class of 1991 and now incardinated in the Joliet Diocese). Carol died on December 13, 2014.
  • Deacon Thomas Hayden, 81, class of 2000, died Saturday, Dec. 13.
  • Deacon James Wills, class of 1993, died Dec. 8, 2014
  • Deacon Vitas Paskauskas, class of 1999, died Dec. 1, 2014
     

         Please keep all the faithful departed and their families in your prayers.

 

 
  

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