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"EMBRACING THE CROSS
& LOVING THE CRUCIFIED”
PARISH LENTEN MISSION
by Deacon Mariusz Kosla
March 11 & 12th - All Weekend Masses
March 13th, Monday - 7pm
March 14th, Tuesday - 7pm
Dear Parishioners at Incarnation:
I am most grateful to your pastor Fr. Arek Falana and staff for inviting me to be a guest in your community of faith and lead your parish mission. I invite you to join me in prayer and dialogue during the Lenten Mission. I come to you not only as a minister of the church, but as a nurse, teacher, father, husband, and fellow brother on the journey of faith. I know very well how precious time is and how busy we can all be. I promise you that your time will be well spent. You will be inspired, refreshed, and challenged in your love of the Lord.
What will you do differently this Lent?
Come to the Mission!
Please come and invite a friend, relative or neighbor. The Theme of the Mission I have prepared is entitled “Embracing the Cross and Loving the Crucified.” Together, without deep theological or philosophical discussion, but rather practical reflection we will tackle some important questions.
Can my journey as a Christian be without the Cross?
Can I love the Crucified in life’s trials?
How can I receive and bestow God’s mercy?
How do I personally satisfy the thirst for God’s light and truth in today’s world?
I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible. Please keep me in your prayers that I may be a faithful servant to you, God’s holy people at Incarnation.
Deacon Mariusz Kosla was ordained in 2010 and is currently assigned to ministry at St. John Brebeuf parish in Niles. He is the son of Polish immigrants who grew up on the north side of Chicago. He holds graduate degrees and advanced certifications in both nursing and medical bioethics. He is a field delegate for the Archdiocesan Marriage Tribunal assisting with the annulment process as well as adjunct faculty at Mundelein Seminary in the Institute for Diaconal Studies. His background includes working as a registered nurse in ICU, hospital chaplain, music minister-organist and vocalist, and currently full time faculty at a local Catholic university teaching undergraduate nursing students. He is happily married for the past 18 years and has two teenage daughters.
Altar Servers at Incarnation actively assist at our Liturgical celebrations. This vital ministry is consistently graced by the participation of outstanding young people. It is a wonderful opportunity for them to serve their parish and enrich their faith experience. The Altar Server Ministry is open to all young people in grades 5 or above. High School Students are welcome as well. We're opening our Altar Serving Ministry to any interested young people, who are not necessarily students of our School or Religious Education Program. Altar server training will be provided. Please see Fr. Pawel or contact the Parish Office at 708.597.3180.
In the recent years, parishioners have been asking for votive candles in our Church. Thanks to some recent generous gifts from anonymous donors, we have been able to purchase two stands of votive candles. They are in the Perpetual Adoration Chapel and in Church by the Holy Family.
Each candle will burn for 2 hours. There is a suggested donation of $2.00 per candle, which can be placed directly in the box attached to each candle stand.
In the lighting of candles, we remember and truly live the words of our Lord, “I am the Light of the World.” After lighting a candle, you should offer a prayer. Your prayer may thank God for a favor or blessing. You may thank a particular Saint for intercession for your particular need, or you may bring a petition to our Lord, His Mother, or one of the Saints. You might want to light a candle in memory of your loved one. Your lighted candle will join with those left by others as a tangible sign of the combined prayers of our Incarnation Family. Many small lights make for a greater cumulative brilliance. When you see those flames, you can offer a prayer for all the needs that they represent in our community of faith.
There was a challenge to install the votive candles in Church because there was no electrical outlet near the Holy Family that could be used to connect the candle stand. In a very special way, I want to thank our parishioner – electrician - James (Jim) Canner for finding the solution and for adding a new electric outlet in our Church. He performed an excellent job, which was not an easy one and time consuming as well.
New Music Ministries Seek Members!
Music Ministry at Incarnation is getting a face-lift, and there is a place for nearly everyone:
- The Caritas Singers are the legacy of the Classic Choir. We will sing at the 4:00 Mass and focus on choral music that spans the centuries.
- The Laudate Singers and Instrumentalists are the legacy of the Contemporary Choir and will sing/play at the 11:00 Mass. All instruments are welcome, and we will focus on music that reaches all the contemporary Church.
- The Jubilate Singers are the legacy of the Children's Choirs and is open to all parish children in grades 3 through 8. We will sing twice a month at the 9:30 Mass.
- On the other Sundays at 9:30, the Adoramus Ringers will play. Adoramus is open to parishioners 5th grade and older and is the legacy of the Handbell Choirs.
We also are actively seeking new Cantors and Instrumentalists by audition. Come see our new Music Director Anne Madden after weekend Masses, email, or call her for more information.
We would love to have you!
Feel free to contact Anne with any questions at: email@example.com
CHECK OUT OUR NEW MUSIC MINISTRY WEBSITE AND JOIN ONE THE CHOIRS!
THE INCARNATION DIFFERENCE
Please call for a personal tour. Visit the school to meet our teachers and
see all the great things happening at Incarnation.
Four Year Old:
► Three or five days, half or full day
► Must be four years old by Sept. 1st
Three Year Old:
► Two days, half or full day
► Must be three years old by Sept. 1st
Please pass this information along to any interested families.
Visit the school’s website at incarnationcatholic.org
We’ve been serving faith and excellence in Catholic education for over 53 years!!!
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Incarnation Parish is here for you – now we’re asking if you could be here for her. Please consider purchasing the raffle ticket.
- Three Grand Prizes: $50,000,
$10,000, and $3,000 drawn at Casino Night on
April 29th, 2017.
- Weekly drawings with a chance to win $50 cash
prize or another $100 entry into the raffle.
- Tickets are sold at all Incarnation events, after Weekend Masses in the Parish Vestibule, in the Parish Office, School, and online through our website and Give Central.
Purchase your ticket today on the following Give Central website:
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Our parish bulletin is read by thousands of people each weekend and it is also available on line. This is your opportunity to secure a space to promote your business to our parishioners. To place an ad or get more information, please contact our Parish Office at 708-597-3180 or contact directly, a LPI representative George Velazquez to place an ad today! His email address is gvelazquez@4LPi.com and his phone number is (800) 950-9952, extension #2631.
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Answering the call for the New Evangelization, all leaders and members of all ministries from Formation/Education and Spiritual Life Commissions participated in the spiritual and evangelical renewal program “Alpha” that was adopted to the current needs of Incarnation Parish and given our own name of “Journey to the Heart of the Faith.” Please watch the video below:
Handing on our faith to the next generation of Catholics is one of the most important responsibilities we share as the Church.
Incarnation Parish Religious Education Program (REP) is dedicated to this mission!
Our goal is to build a community where young disciples and their families not only learn more about the life-saving message of Our Lord Jesus, they truly encounter the love and mercy of Christ through our wonderful catechists, aides, and board members!
REP meets from September through May, on Sunday mornings or Monday afternoons. Over 260 kindergarten through eighth graders currently join in prayer, music, art, and study - bringing our Catholic faith alive! Every grade lives the mission of Jesus by doing service, in our parish community and beyond. From our first graders who make cards for the nursing home, to our third graders who pray the rosary, to our seventh graders who serve as junior catechists, all our young disciples learn the importance of "washing feet." We also worship together and learn about the Holy Mass: all our grades attend "class Masses" with their catechists throughout the year, to deepen their understanding of and relationship to the Eucharist.
From Mr. B. Fuesel and Mrs. C. Smarz, who have been catechists for over thirty years, to Nick, Carissa, Becca, Alex, Ana, and Jackson, our high school helpers, everyone in REP is welcome to share their time and giftedness! And our REP Board is amazing - hard working and strong in their faith. Every summer they gather for an overnight retreat, spending time in prayer, reflection, and spiritual growth.
Please keep our religious education program, our children, their families, our catechists, aides and staff, in your prayers - that the Holy Spirit of God continue to bless us and inspire us.
Also please stop by the Religious Education office to register your child(ren) to our wonderful program, call at 708.388.4005 for more informtion or check out our REP web page by clicking HERE.
Kathy McNicholas - Pastoral Associate & Director of Religious Education Program
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