Bulletin for April 25-26, 2009

In the Church (this weekend):
Saturday 6 PM Patrick Cosgrove
Sunday 10 AM Eui-Jong Kho
6 PM Spanish Language Mass
In Provena Hospital Chapel:
Monday Noon Children celebrating their First Communion
Tuesday Noon Claire Eunsoo Ha
Wednesday Noon Special Intention
Thursday Noon Cardinal SuWhan Stephano Kim
Friday Noon The Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary
In the Church (next weekend):
Saturday 6 PM Joseph & Magdalena Rank and Family
Sunday 10 AM Kwi-douk Joseph Ahn
1 PM Spanish/Kanjobal Language Mass
Lectors 6 PM Sat. Midge O'Brien & Carl Estabrook
10 AM Sun. Anna & Bill Pagliuca
Servers 6 PM Sat. Joe Easley
10 AM Sun. Gabi Pagliuca & Molly Bane
Ushers 10 AM Sun. Bob Penka & Doug Kibbee
Communion 6 PM Sat. Leigh Estabrook & Bea Shahin
Ministers 10 AM Sun. Les Black, Pat Knowles*, Sarah McEvoy,
Deb Murphy, & Kim Rice
Lectors 6 PM Sat. Carolyn Mullally & Jim Linnenburger
10 AM Sun. Claudia Holguin & Abigail Minor
Servers 6 PM Sat. Joe Easley
10 AM Sun. Zeno Jung & Hyun Joon Hong
Ushers 10 AM Sun. Sangjeong Nam & Bob Penka
Communion 6 PM Sat. Carolyn Mullally & Mary Linnenburger
Ministers 10 AM Sun. Les Black, Chris Ha, Kyung Hee Hong,
Sarah McEvoy*, Deb Murphy

There are four opening prayers at the Sunday Eucharist: English, Korean, Spanish, and Kanjobal (a Mayan dialect.) The Apostles' Creed is on page 162 in the Gather Book. At the Greeting of Peace, Peace be with you is added in Hebrew and Arabic as our prayer for peace in the Holy Land.

Lamb of God:
Ha-neu-ni-mae-eo-rin-yang, Se-sang-e-jae-reul, ub-se-si-neun-Ju-nim,
Ja-Bi-reul Bae-pu-so-seo
Pan de vida y copa de promesa, que quitas el pecado del mundo,
ten piedad de nosotros.
King of Kings and Lord of Lords, you take away the sins of the world,
have mercy, have mercy on us.
Jesus, Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy
and grant us your peace.

Did you know that your Annual Diocesan Appeal dollars support the Office of Catholic Schools which oversees the education of 10,317 children in our 41 diocesan elementary schools and 2,765 young people in our 7 high schools?

In response to several requests for Holy Week sermons, there are copies of Father Tom's Reflections and Homilies from Holy Week and Easter in the lobby.

The 3rd and 4th Grade Sunday School Class is sponsoring a Food Drive for the
St. Vincent de Paul food bank. Supplies are very low and your donations would be gratefully appreciated. Please bring your canned or dry goods every Sunday until May 10. Boxes are in the church lobby. Enjoy our artwork and give generously!

Mary Grossman, a lifetime parishioner of St. Mary, left town about twenty years ago to live with her daughter out west. She kept in contact with our parish, requesting Father Tom's homilies and having Masses said here for her family. Mary died this week. Her wake will be on Tuesday at 4:30 P.M. at Owens Funeral Home. The funeral Mass will be in our church on Wednesday at 10 A.M.

One of the Works of Mercy/Compassion we learned in our catechism is "To bury the dead." Most parishes provide support and liturgies for the deceased and their families. One important part of this is the luncheon served after funerals in the parish centers. We are grateful for the Funeral Luncheon Committee we have had in the past for serving lunch to the families and friends of the deceased. With the passage of time, however, this committee has diminished in size. We need to reorganize this committee to take care of all the details of the luncheon. The key to a successful funeral committee is the coordinator. I encourage you to participate in this ministry if you can. Any volunteers? Here at St. Mary we have an important ministry also in our care of St. Mary Cemetery.

There are a few small jobs in the parish that need to be taken care of. For more information, check with Father Tom.

Consider joining the parishes of Champaign and Urbana in a trip to the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows near Belleville, Illinois on Wednesday, May 13, the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima. Trip and reservation details are on the green forms in the church lobby. May 1 is the registration deadline.

All Catholics from the 18 parishes in the Champaign Vicariate are
invited to Catholic Connected: Beyond the Pew, a gathering
with Bishop Jenky on Wednesday, June 3, 7 P.M., at Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. Please register for this free event via e-mail to stmary@stmary-cu.org or by phone to Deacon Kim at 352-2487.

Church Women United will celebrate May Friendship Day on Friday, May 1,
6:30-8 P.M. at St. Matthew Parish Hall, 1503 Lincolnshire Drive, Champaign. This annual event unites Protestant, Roman Catholic, and Orthodox women in a common worship experience.

Joey and Molly Bane are selling free-range, brown eggs for $3 per dozen. Contact them at 722-2188 or davidbane@aol.com. Orders can be delivered to St. Mary Church.

St. Mary Cemetery depends on annual donations for upkeep. Families who own lots at the cemetery are reminded to help pay for the costs of mowing and maintenance which this year will come to over $21,000. Your contribution to
St. Mary Cemetery can be put in the collection basket.

St. Mary Church Ministry Opportunities
Pray. Remember our parish community, pastor, bishop, and our sister communities in Calavera, El Salvador in your prayers.
Meditate. Visit www.sacredspace.ie for a daily scriptural reflection in English, Korean, and Spanish taken from the daily liturgy.
Visit a shut-in. Be matched with a St. Mary parishioner who would appreciate regular visits, weekly or monthly. Call Sandy at 352-8364.
Provide flowers. If you would like to provide flowers to beautify our sanctuary, please call Carolyn at 356-5194.
Study. Bible Study Group, noon, Tuesdays; Spirituality Study Group, 1st and 3rd Mondays,
7:30 PM; 2nd Thursday Study Group, 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 7:30 PM. Call Sandy at 367-7664.
Tutor. Pair with a Korean parishioner to help improve their spoken English. Call Lynda at
328-4066 or jminor@uiuc.edu.
Feed the hungry. In addition to financial contributors (FCWH, P.O. Box 1612, Champaign 61824-1612), the St. Jude Catholic Worker House needs volunteers for the Soup Kitchen. Call Ellen at 356-7101 or Leigh at 359-9466.
Help the homeless. Donate shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, spray deodorant, hair care products for African-American men, shaving cream and disposable razors to the T.I.M.E.S. Center. All sizes are appreciated. The collection box is in the church lobby. Call Carolyn at 356-5194.
Save your used stamps. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet redeem them for cash which is used for their missions in Peru and Uganda. Container is in the lobby.
Save your inkjet printer cartridges. St. Mary earns money for each one which is then donated to the St. Jude Catholic Worker House. Place them in the box in the lobby or use the mailing bags by the box.
Shop. In addition to the many products from El Salvador, handmade jewelry,
St. Mary note cards, and the St. Mary Choir CD are on sale in the lobby. These sales support the small women's co-ops in El Salvador.
Traveling? Call 1-800-Mass-Times or www.Masstimes.org for nationwide Mass times and locations.

Parish Trustees NamJung Jung 351-0959
Bill Volk 367-7664

We welcome all into our parish community. To register, introduce yourself to the pastor or contact the church office.
Subscribe to receive the bulletins and homilies at http://stmary-cu.org/prayerlist.
If you wish to contact the pastor please do so after weekend Masses or call weekdays between 9 and 5. Emergency calls can be made at any time.
Confessions will be heard upon request.
Baptisms can be arranged at your convenience with the pastor. We suggest that you consider baptism as part of the Sunday Liturgy.
Marriages must be arranged with the pastor at least four months in advance. Attendance at Pre-Cana Conferences is required.
Communion for shut-ins may be arranged with the pastor.
The Sacrament of the Sick is administered twice yearly at Sunday Masses or may be arranged at any time with the pastor.
Mass Intentions for someone living or dead should be put in the collection in a labeled envelope. Indicate for whom the Mass should be said and the requested date. The usual offering is $10 per Mass. You can request a specific date, and if that date is not available, the next closest one will be assigned.
The Religious Education Program for school children is held on Sunday mornings at 9 A.M., October – April.
Check out the magazine rack in the lobby. A number of excellent Catholic publications are available for purchase.
Support your parish. All are expected to take their fair share in the financial support of the parish. Quarterly financial reports are in the church lobby.

Third Sunday of Easter
April 25 - 26, 2009

The Church of St. Mary
Father Tom Royer, Pastor
ByungJoon Paul Kim, Deacon
612 East Park Street, Champaign, Illinois 61820
217/352-8364 phone 217/352-6859 fax
www.stmary-cu.org stmary@stmary-cu.org