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July 25, 2021

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time

St. Oscar Romero said, “We cannotdo everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that. This enables us to do something and to do it very well. It may be incomplete, but it is the beginning, a step along the way, an
opportunity for the Lord’s grace to enter and do the rest.”

There were a group of ladies many years ago who made quilts. They were beautiful creations reflecting inspirational designs artfully composed from the simple scraps of fabric each woman would bring to their individual pieces. There was no plan for the finished project as each finished work became the combined creation of what each woman contributed. They abounded in vibrant colors and dazzled the beholder with intricate patterns and their myriad textures. They were so beautiful that they became coveted family treasures passed from generation to generation. Those women never realized the power of their work. Countless babies rested in the comfort of those quilts warmly nestled in the legacy of tradition they were fortunate to inherit. They adorned countless homes with their beauty and brought joy and solace to many faces.

We cannot do everything. We are not meant to. Our work in life is to contribute our individual piece, a piece that reflects the unique thumbprint I claim as my own. We only have to do small things well. Then, as St. Oscar Romero reminds us, the Lord’s grace will enter and do the rest. We have to trust that this is true just as those women trusted in the eventual beauty of their final work.

Eucharistic blessings are blessings that start small and multiply. We all come to life with only a few loaves of bread and a few fish. Not any single one of us has all that it takes to transform our world. Who knows what God will do with the little we have and how many will benefit from our kindness, compassion, wisdom, courage, conviction, love, warmth, zeal, faith, and hope? That young lad never dreamed that his few leftovers would do all that they did. God shows up in unexpected ways! Where would life’s adventure and fun be if it were any other way? Being able to be part of bringing God’s creative, transforming, healing to the world opens us up to wonder, awe, and excitement! We can all bring our little piece to the bigger work of God that can result in being a coveted jewel passed generation to generation. This is good news.

Weekly Bulletin

17th Sunday in Ordinary Time
July 25, 2021

Special Prayer for

SATURDAY, July 24th to FRIDAY, July 30th.

Mass Schedule

Weekend Saturday – Church 5:00 pm
Sunday – Church 10:00 am
Chapel: 7:30am
Weekday Monday-Saturday 8:15 am in the chapel,
Wednesday 4:00pm in the chapel
Holy Days Schedule will be in bulletin with times.

Liturgical Roles

SATURDAY, 7/31/2021- 5:00 pm
(ENGLISH) – CHURCH – Presider
Fr. Miguel Martinez

SABADO, 7/31/2021 – 7:00pm
Fr. Miguel Martinez
Deacon Rafa Romani

SUNDAY, 8/1/2021 – 7:30 am
Fr. Miguel Martinez
Deacon David Auld

DOMINGO, 8/1/21- 8:00am
Fr. Gerald O’Reilly

SUNDAY, 8/1/2021 –10:00 am
Fr. Ritchie Ortiz

Fr. Gerald O’Reilly

Misa en Vivo


Frassati Catholic Academy

Save the date for the FCA Harvest Hustle, 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, October 3, at YMCA Camp Duncan in Volo. In Addition to joining us for the run/walk, please consider sponsoring this event. The proceeds from this fundraiser support the operating budget for our school. Please visit the school website for additional information.

Religious ED. Course 2021-2022

We have the Course (s) you need:

  • First Communion (one year)
  • Confirmation I and II
  • Christian Initiation I and II (For children with 7 and up to 16 years old who are waiting to be baptized)
  • RCIA (For people 18 years of age or older who are missing a Sacrament of Initiation, one-year course)

Classes available in SPANISH on SATURDAY or SUNDAY at 5:00 PM. For more information, call 847 990 6857 or 847 990 6865.

Registration for mass and confessions

Make your reservation at Smdpreservations@gmail.com or by text at 224-360-0960. Please include the names of all people who will be assisting with you and a phone number.