St. Anastasia Chuch Bulletin

MONDAY, February 9 8:30am - St Anastasia Parishioners (Al Salvi Family)

TUESDAY, February 10
8:30am - Annie ISaacson Lakiotis (Family)

WEDNESDAY, February 11
8:30am - School Mass

THURSDAY, February 12
8:30am - Souls in Purgatory
7:00pm - Confirmation

FRIDAY, February 13
8:30am - Craig Deal (Gallagher Family)

SATURDAY, February 14
8:30am - St Anastasia Parishioners
5:00pm - Arlene Pene (Lauren Raichandani)
Frank Krogman (M/M D Sattler)
Robert Daluga (Doug & Kathy Mac Issac)
Mariano Baltero Cruz (Carolina Baltero Cruz)

SUNDAY, February 15
7:30am - Evelyn Tekampe (Family)
Craig Deal (Diane & Ed Leslie)
9:00am - Jessie Clyne (Pat & Judy Clyne)
Mary Lando (Pat & Judy Clyne)
11:00am - Family Mass
George Sandahl (Betty Seppala)


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From the Pastor's Desk...
That Extra Effort.

"Simon said in reply, "Master, we have worked hard all night and have caught nothing, but at your command I will lower the nets." When they had done this, they caught a great number of fish and their nets were tearing..." - Luke 5:5-6

Today's Gospel message tells of Jesus near the start of his public ministry. He was out going around Galilee seeking disciples and apostles. In the story, Simon (who would become Peter) and his partners were fishing. They had spent all night plying the Sea of Galilee and had almost nothing to show for their work.

They were exhausted, hingry - and no doubt irritable. It shows in Simon Peter's response when Jesus told him to go back out and fish again where they had just been fishing and had come back empty-netted.

In a Galilean version of, Oh all right, we'll go but we were just there and caught nothing, but if you say so..." Peter went and to his astonishment filled their nets to the breaking point.

At that moment, the light bulb of realization gleamed in Simon Peter's head (maybe it was a candle since there were no light bulbs in those days that we know of...) and Peter, amazed, began a new life as an apostle.

How many times have you looked for something or tried to do something and failed repeatedly, only to have some know-it-all tell you to try one more time and it works? Frustrating, no?

However in our lives, Jesus doesn't mean to be a pest or a jancy-pants. All He asks is that you place your faith in Him and follow Him, even if your life has been one string of unbroken failures spanning decades.

Jesus is the path to eternal life, even if it takes a miracle for us to see it. Next time Jesus calls you, even though you may be tired or crabby, just lay the baggage aside and follow Him. Your life will change just as Simon Peter's did 20 centuries ago.

As always, God Bless You! - Fr Aloy

The First Saturday of every month is devoted to Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Mass is at 8:30am, followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 10am. All parishioners are invited to attend.

Women's Club News
Mark your calendars and plan to attend the next Women's Club Meeting on Saturday, March 13th in McCarthy Hall. Our speaker will be Edna Smythe, a teacher at Woodview School in Grayslake. She will speak on her trip to China as a guest of the Chinese government. She will have slides and a display of items she brought back from China. Perhaps some of you will recognize her as a graduate of Holy Child School in the early 50's. Watch for more details in future bulletins.

Weekly Collection:
Collection Last Sunday $7,553
Amended Budget-Weekly need $8,007
July '03-June-04 Over/(Short) ($13,097) Attendance 933
Boiler Fund $35,798
Christmas Collection $19,587
Thank You!

Support the Boiler Fund!

Our Special Boiler Fund collections have been goign quite well. You can check to see how much we have collected in the little Stewardship box above. Our first goal is to raise $50,000 for the heating system.

Olease use the small Boiler Fund envelopes that were sent to you. You can place them in the collection basket at the weekend Masses, you can drop them off at the rectory or mail them as you wish.

Boiler Fund contributions are second gifts to your parish. We continue to need your regular weekend support to pay our bills and meet our payroll.

God Bless you for your generosity! May the year of the Lord 2004 bless us with peace, health, spiritual nousishment and dependable heat in the church!

Robert R. Morris, Director of Development

St Anastasia "A Ticket Full of Miracles"
It is time again for our annual St Anastasia Fundraiser, A Ticket Full of Miracles. Every year through this fundraiser we raise over $20,000 for the benefit of our school, and more importantly, our children. It is very important that we stress the magnitude of this raffle. The monies raised from this raffle will go directly to the school to help offset the rising cost of educating our children. Since all of our children benefit from this Fundraiser, we would like to ask for the support of all our school families. We will be selling only 500 tickets at $100 a piece. The tickets can be bought by any number of people. For example -- 4 people the cost is $25 apiece, 10 people-$10 apiece. Any combination is acceptable. You have a chance of winning: 1st prize $10,000; 2nd-4th prizes $1,000, 5th-10th prizes $500, 11th-14th prizes$250, 15th-26th prizes $100. To reserve your raffle ticket please contact Erik & Toni Vela or Mary Ann Dutcher (through school only).

Readings for the Week
Monday: 1 Kgs 8:1-7, 9-13; Mk 6:53-56
Tuesday: 1 Kgs 8;22-23, 27-30; Mk 7:1-13
Wednesday: 1 Kgs 10:1-10; Mk 7:14-23
Thursday: 1 Kgs 11:4-13; Mk 7:24-30
Friday: 1 Kgs 11:29-32, 12:19; Mk 7:31-37
Saturday: 1 Kgs 12:26-32, 13:33-34; Mk 8:1-10
Sunday: Jer 17:5-8; Ps 1; 1 Cor 15:12, 16-20; Lk 17:20-26

Carmel Hosts Math Contest for 7th & 8th Graders
Carmel has invited seventh and eigth grade students to take part in the high school's Annual Mathematics Contest. The test will take place on Saturday, February 28. Registration begins at 8am in the Auditorium. The test begins at 8:30am and will be followed by an awards assembly at 10:30am. Trophies will be awarded for the first and second place finishes for both 7th and 8th grade teams, as well as for the first, second and third place 7th and 8th grade individual winners. For additional information, contact Mrs Ann Petraitis, Mathematics Department Chair at Carmel High School.

Feb 14 - 5:00 PM Fr Aloy B Salata C Stoyanoff, L Stoyanoff, R Shea, T Favero Patrick Campos, Alan Flament, Kiara Reyes
Feb 15 - 7:30 AM Fr Aloy B Shewchuk M Adee, D Leslie, D Roberts, M Roberts Ralph Deimler, Kevin Dowe, Rebecca Deimler
9:00 AM Fr Boehm IC Hispanic Choir A Quiroz N Polito P Clyne, J Clyne, H Rodriguez Danny Petry, Stevie Petry, Stephanye Vela
11:00 AM Fr Aloy St Anastasia Choir T Schmidtbauer K Nerhwim, K Colver, J Heiser, E Ocampo Lindsay Kelley, Joseph Rasmussen, Jenny Doctolero

We have received a recent complaint from the Video Store Management that our church goers are continuing to park in their parking lot. Whether you are here for attending Mass, as a school parent, for Bingo or any other parish event, be advised that parking in their lot is NOT permitted at any time during the day - every day of the week. Your cooperation is requested as the Video Store hopes to avoid the need to contact a towing service.

The sick and their caregivers, especially,
Betty Ryan

The souls of those who have died.
Eloise Onan

and we continue to pray for,
Bob Asma, Marian Cresto, Joseph Enright, Blanche Gavigan, Charles Kasper, Ronald Krapf, William Lux, Maria Pena, Lella Pilibosian, Luigia Pilibosian, Kolton Powers, William Stripe, Marie Worland

Your Cooperation is Respectfully Requested...
All priests in the archdiocese have been instructed to inform parishioners that when receiving Holy Communion under both species, communicants should take and drink from the chalice, not take the host and "dip" it into the cup. I know some us prefer this method but technically it is not permitted. Thank you for your cooperation. Fr Aloy

C a l e n d a r

Monday, February 9
5:30pm-Soup Kitchen-Church Hall
6:00pm-Religious Education-School
7:00pm-Holy Name Society-Church Hall

Tuesday, February 10
6:30pm-Hispanic Promoter Team-Rectory
6:30pm-Finance Committee-Rectory
6:30pm-Confirmation Rehearsal-Church
7:00pm-PTO-Music Room
7:00pm-#16 Troop Meeting-Lunchroom
7:30pm-Hymn Society Choir Rehearsal-Church

Wednesday, February 11
7:00pm-Bingo-Church Hall

Thursday, February 12
10:00am-12:00pm-Food Pantry-Church Hall

Friday, February 13
5:30pm-PADS Guests

Saturday, February 14
til 9:00am-PADS
9:15am-Ministers of Care-Church Hall
Parish Birthdays
Nominations for Woman of the Year

Sunday, February 15
Parish Birthdays
Nominations for Woman of the Year
Rosary after 11:00am Mass in Church

Mass Schedule