Bulletin for May 2-3, 2009

In the Church (this weekend):
Saturday 6 PM Joseph & Magdalena Rank and Family
Sunday 10 AM Kwi-douk Joseph Ahn
1 PM Spanish/Kanjobal Communion Service
In Provena Hospital Chapel:
Monday Noon Cardinal SuWhan Stephano Kim
Tuesday Noon Claire Eunsoo Ha
Wednesday Noon Special Intention
Thursday Noon The sick and the dying
Friday Noon The Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary
In the Church (next weekend):
Saturday 6 PM James W. Archer & Family
Sunday 10 AM Children celebrating their First Communion
6 PM Spanish Language Mass
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
Lectors 6 PM Sat. Midge O'Brien & Carl Estabrook
10 AM Sun. Ji-Su Park & Sangjung Nam
Servers 6 PM Sat. Joe Easley
10 AM Sun. Phillip & Simon Park
Ushers 10 AM Sun. Michael Shannon & Les Black
Communion 6 PM Sat. Leigh Estabrook & Bea Shahin
Ministers 10 AM Sun. Kyung Hee Hong, YangSoon Kim*,
Pat Knowles, 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.

St. Mary Parish Nurse, YangSoon Kim, will provide Blood Pressure Screening on Sat., May 9, and Sun., May 10,
after Mass. Join her in the Romero Parish Center.

Next Sunday, May 10, we will celebrate First Communion at St. Mary Church. Plan to join the children and their families after Mass in the Parish Center for refreshments and to offer congratulations.

Count Your Blessings, let us join together to support this year's Annual Diocesan Appeal. Forms will be mailed this week. If you do not receive one, we do not have your name on the parish list. Please call the office to update our records.

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!

The next church cleaning will be on Monday, May 11, at 5 P.M. Volunteers are needed! Enter the church from the northeast door. Everyone is invited to help and supplies will be furnished. Call Midge at 378-9660 for more information.

Baby Shower for Life, Saturday, May 9, in the Holy Cross Parish Center, 12:00 - 3:00 P.M. The Holy Cross Pro-Life Committee will sponsor this baby shower to support Living Alternatives, Crisis Pregnancy Center, Birthright, and St. Vincent De Paul Society. Please donate diapers, wipes, formula, baby clothes, blankets, bottles, car seats, strollers, baby beds, playpens and anything else that may be needed for a newborn - whatever it takes to make LIFE the only choice. All items must be new. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Light refreshments will be served and there will be games and small prizes for the kids. Come prepared to have fun! Our goal is to collect as much as possible to help mothers who have chosen LIFE. Please call the Holy Cross Office at 352-8747 to make your reservations.

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.

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.

Prayerful single men are invited to a Live-in Experience vocational retreat at the New Melleray Trappist Monastery near Dubuque, Iowa. The retreat will be held
May 22-25, Memorial Day weekend. Pray and work with the monks and enjoy vocational talks. For more information, call (800) 221-1807.

Since 1636, the citizens of Oberamergau, Germany, have performed the Passion Play every ten years. The performance lasts for six hours with a break for a meal. The story of Holy Week unfolds with chorus, tableaux of the Old Testament, and a very moving presentation of Christ's Last Supper, Death, and Resurrection. Join
Fr. Charles Fasco, OFM for this trip from August 5-14, 2010. Information is in the office.

Prayer For Vocations
We pray to you, Lord, for those who have already followed you and are now living your call – your bishops, priests and deacons, your consecrated religious, your missionaries and those generous laypeople who are working in your ministries. Support them in their difficulties, strengthen them in their sufferings, be with them in their loneliness, protect them when persecuted, confirm them in fidelity!
We pray also, Lord, for those who are now opening their hearts to your call or already preparing to follow it. Let your word enlighten them, your example win them, your grace lead them to the goal of sacred orders, religious vows or a missionary life.
Guide them to direct others with the conviction and love which you possess.

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.

Fourth Sunday of Easter
May 2 - 3, 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