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1501 South Main Street, Lombard, IL 60148 Rectory: (630) 629-1717 Fax: (630) 705-0692 Academy: (630) 627-0640 Fax: (630) 705-0139



Christ the King Mission Statement
The People of Christ the King in Lombard are a welcoming, vibrant faith community building the kingdom of God through our many ministries. We celebrate our diversity, seeking to realize the gifts of each member of our parish, as we are all joined together under one faith, in a spiritual journey of evangelization, service to others, and a reverence for all life. In the Eucharist, we find new life, and bring this life to others through stewardship, education, and worship.

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Mass Intentions for the Week

SUNDAYDecember 15 -3rd Sunday of Advent 8:00 AM Kathleen Walsh 10:00 AM Madonna Walter 12:00 PM John Mikel MONDAY December 16 - Advent Weekday 8:30 AM Tom Ward TUESDAY December 17 - Late Advent Weekday 8:30 AM People of Christ the King WEDNESDAY December 18 - Late Advent Weekday 8:30 AM Alex & Patricia Norkus THURSDAY December 19 - Late Advent Weekday 8:30 AM Craig OMeara FRIDAY December 20 - Late Advent Weekday 8:30 AM Josephine Rolewicz SATURDAY December 21 - St. Peter Canisius 5:00 PM Dorothy Runge SUNDAYDecember 22 4th Sunday of Advent 8:00 AM Matthew & Emily Rusek 10:00 AM Marge & Angelo Angelopoulos 12:00 PM Alunni & Sproueare Family

Readings for the Week

Monday: Nm 24:2-7, 15-17a; Ps 25:4-5ab, 6, 7bc-9; Mt 21:23-27 Tuesday: Gn 49:2, 8-10; Ps 72:1-4ab, 7-8, 17; Mt 1:1-17 Wednesday: Jer 23:5-8; Ps 72:1-2, 12-13, 18-19; Mt 1:18-25 Thursday: Jgs 13:2-7, 24-25a; Ps 71:3-4a, 5-6ab, 16 17; Lk 1:5-25 Friday: Is 7:10-14; Ps 24:1-4ab, 5-6; Lk 1:26-38 20-21; Lk 1:39-45 Sunday: Is 7:10-14; Ps 24:1-6; Rom 1:1-7; Mt 1:18-24 Saturday: Sg 2:8-14 or Zep 3:14-18a; Ps 33:2-3, 11-12,

Advent Schedule
12/16/13: Parish Reconciliation Service; 7:00pm (seven priests available) 12/20/13: Live Nativity and Advent Prayer Service 7:00pm in Church

Christmas Schedule
12/17/13: 12/24/13: 12/25/13: 12/29/13: Simbang Gabi Mass - 7:00pm Mass 4:00pm & 10:30pm Carols at 3:30pm & 10:00pm Mass 9:00am & 11:00am Christmas Season Concert 3:00pm

Pray for Our Sick

Carmen Giacalone, Tina Orlita, Coletta Novak, Marciano Guminski, Isabel Carey, Joan Danz, Jean Wolff, Fred Henderson, Lydia Sylvia, Gloria DeLaCruz, Gene Doretti, June Sanders, Terri Ciolli, Ken Herman, Helen Gill, Donna Korkowski Cecilia Stawiarski, Al Kennedy

New Years Schedule

12/31/13: Holy Day Mass at 5:00pm 1/1/13: Holy Day of Obligation Masses at 9:00am & 11:00am

Rest in Peace
Welcome Rafal Pyrchla! Rafal will be staying at Christ the King Parish on his Christmas break from Orchard Lake Seminary. He is a first year student for the Diocese of Joliet. Our condolences to the family and friends of Robert Bogacki and Karl Rindt

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Third Sunday of Advent or Gaudete Sunday

Gaudete Sunday is the Third Sunday of Advent. The Introit for Gaudete Sunday, is taken from Philippians 4:4,5: "Gaudete in Domino semper" ("Rejoice in the Lord always"). Like Lent, Advent is a penitential season, so the priest normally wears purple vestments. But on Gaudete Sunday, having passed the midpoint of Advent, the Church lightens the mood a little, and the priest may wear rose vestments. The change in color provides us with encouragement to continue our spiritual preparationespecially prayer and fastingfor Christmas. For this same reason, the third candle of the Advent wreath, first lit on Gaudete Sunday, is traditionally the rose candle.

Simbang Gabi Mass Tuesday, December 17th. @ 7:30 pm

Simbang Gabi means 'Evening Mass'. In practice, it is a series of nine Advent evening Masses. Simbang Gabi tradition was brought to the Philippines by the Spanish friars at the start of the Catholic evangelization of the country. Since then, it has become a permanent Filipino spiritual tradition. Originally (and still observed in most places in the Philippines) these masses start at 4:00 am. Church bells start ringing at 3:00 am so the villagers can get ready for mass. Because it is still dark out, it is still considered nighttime, hence, Simbang Gabi (Evening mass). As the church bells pealed to get everyone up for the Simbang Gabi, the local bands started playing traditional carols all over town. Families would start walking over to church passing through homes with lighted 'parols' (Christmas Lanterns usually shaped like a star) fashioned out of bamboo and colored paper. After mass, families and friends enjoyed the native delicacies available at the churchyard. The Filipinos are proud of their customs and traditions and encourage EVERYONE to join their celebration, regardless of your ethnic background. As always, fellowship will be observed in the gym after the mass. All are invited to the Simbang Gabi Celebration at Christ the King Parish on Tuesday, December 17 at 7:30 pm in church.

Christmas through the Ages & Carol Sing-A-Long

Our Parish Music Ministry will celebrate the Christmas Season with a Sacred Christmas Music Concert. This concert explores the development of Christmas Carols throughout time. It will be an opportunity to enjoy the beauty and wonder of the season; a true oasis of musical reflection during the holidays. Journey through the ages and hear how sacred Christmas music developed through time. A FREE-WILL OFFERING IS GREATLY APPRECIATED TO SUPPORT THE MUSIC MINISTRIES


Due to the Christmas Holiday, it was decided by the Wednesday Evening Bible Study Group to cancel our December 18 meeting. We will resume the Bible study on January 15. We are studying the Psalms in the Little Rock Scripture Study and would love to have you join us. All of us at the Wednesday Evening Bible Study Group wish everyone at Christ the King Parish very happy and blessed Christmas.

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Friday, December 20, 2013 @7 pm Prayer in Church Animals arrive at 6:30 Crafts and Cocoa after Presentation In Parish Life Center

630-396-6076 or or Sherry Rochford at or 630-396-6078

Wednesday, December 18 6:30 pm-7:45 pm In the Gym

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What Were Learning at the Academy

The month of December begins with "Advent" symbols and introduction of upper/lower case letters. "Aa" is for Advent and angels. The preschool students are beginning to write their first names and initial numbers on a daily basis. "Bb" is for Baby Jesus, bells; and "Cc" is for "Christ child", churches, and cookies. The second week of December is "Gingerbread Week". Students will create gingerbread churches and gingerbread men. Our Christmas program will be held on December 19th. Everyone is welcome to attend, but please arrive before 10:00am. Science activities have included "wind" to create splatter art pictures and learning about "carbon dioxide" by mixing vinegar and baking soda (volcano) activity. The preschoolers meet in the chapel daily for morning prayers, good deeds, and we continue to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Students are enjoying their "job" responsibilities as : Line Leader, Weather Watcher, Clean up Inspector and Flag Leader. We are implementing counting activities, flannel board activities, singing, freeze dancing, games, color/number bingo, and "Little Books" to color for fine motor skills. The focus in December is preparing for the birth of Jesus, learning about the Saints, The Holy Family, and "The First Christmas".

Mrs. Sinibaldi & Mrs. Leslie

Shower for Baby Jesus

Please join the CCW at Mass on Monday, December 16, at 8:30 am. Mass will be followed by a Shower for Baby Jesus in the PLC. A continental breakfast will be served. You can bring unwrapped baby items- clothing, diapers, wipes, etc.- which will be donated to Womans Choice Services.

Parishes Working Together to Celebrate Gods Mercy

Our Parish Reconciliation Service is scheduled for Monday, December 16 at 7:00pm. If you can not attend, consider attending one of our neighboring parishes: St. Alexander's in Villa Park Thursday, December 19; 7:00pm St. Pius X in Lombard Wednesday, December 18; 7:00pm Sacred Heart in Lombard Tuesdays at 8:30am and 6:00pm Ascension of Our Lord Saturdays at 3:30pm

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Advent: A time of Patient waiting

Take Heed, watch; for you do not know when the time will come. Mark 13:33 Advent: ad venio, to come How is your Advent so far? We started with a bang with Black Friday seeping into Thanksgiving, then Cyber Monday shopping, making lists, fighting for parking, parties, football, and the frantic race to Christmas, but what are we missing? Advent. Advent is a special time in the Catholic Church. Where is our patient waiting, contemplation of the coming of our Savior, fasting, almsgiving, penance and most of all prayer? Our fast paced lives have driven us from the true meaning of Advent. We are all guilty of falling for the commercial spirit of Christmas. It is a wonder we find to go to Church on Sunday in this Holy-day season. Advent is known as Little Lent. The Gloria is omitted from the Mass, as in Lent. The vestments of the priests and deacons are purple, the color of penance, as they are in Lent. The third Sunday in Advent is Gaudette Rejoice Sunday, on which rose colored vestments are worn as with the fourth Sunday in Lent known as Laetare Rejoice Sunday. These Sundays are meant to give us a boost as we continue in our journey to feast of the upcoming season. There is Grace in patiently waiting for the Lord with penance, almsgiving, and fasting, and prayer: Penance is like cleaning the house before the guests arrive, almsgiving is obeying the second of the Great commandments, Love thy Neighbor as I have Loved you, and fasting makes the Christmas feast that more glorious, and empties our selves to allow room for Grace. Giving thanks and asking for intersession is also an important part of Advent. Prayer is our communication with our Father who makes all the things we have and do possible. So let us take a breath. Say a small prayer of thanks for all that we have and try to remember that the birth of our Lord took place in a stable, where he was laid in a manger, surrounded by his saintly parents and regular people like you and me, who traveled for miles on foot to see the birth of our Savior. No coupons, no neon, just sublime peace. May God Bless you and your family in this Advent season. Deacon Peter Robinson

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My Altar Service at Christ the King Parish by Alex Sokalski

I have served as an Altar Server at Christ the King Parish since the 4th grade. I served alongside with my sister on some occasions. That was a special time for me. I am currently in my sophomore year of high school, so I have been an Altar server for approximately seven years. You may ask me why do I serve. Sometimes I ponder that question myself. I serve not because it gives me something to do during church but because its just a good thing to do while fully knowing that you are on Gods altar. My service helps the Priests and Deacons lead Mass which is obviously important in itself. If I have learned anything from serving it would most likely be the words respect and trust. I acknowledge these traits because if you respect God then you must respect the way of Mass; respecting all things said and done. By respecting someone they will place their trust in you. Trust is a valuable trait because if you are able to serve on the Altar of God then God must trust that you can serve him appropriately. Even if you forget to do something during Mass (which I did in my early service days), he still trusts you because of the respect you have for the Mass. As you can see these traits go hand in hand and will become important for me as my life continues. So if you are sitting in the pew asking yourself what can I do at mass, why not become an Altar Server? What better way to participate in the mass. The experience is rewarding and you get a front row seat with God. Alex Sokalski Alex is an alumnus of Christ the King Parish School and will be completing his high school education at Montini Catholic. Alexs parents Teresa and Henry have served the community during these years which we are grateful. Their example to their children at an early age still impacts Emily and Alex to this day. Thank you Alex, for taking the time to compose this reflection. Parents never underestimate the impact you have on your children. May Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the Holy Family, watch over, guide and protect all families. Fr. Peter

Montini Catholic High School Placement Exam

Last Day Before Holiday Manna order Due 10:00 am 12/16/13 Next order will be 1/6/14 January 11, 2014 at 8:00am Placement Exam Pre-Test & Registration Night Thursday - January 9th at 7:00pm Students testing at Montini Catholic on January 11th may earn up to $10,000 in Montini Catholic Scholarships.

Have You Noticed the New CDs in the Narthex? These Make Great Stocking Stuffers
This CD features audio excerpts from Matthew Kelly's book The Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic. As human beings we are constantly engaging and disengaging in everything we do. We engage and disengage at work, in marriage, as parents, in our quest for health and well-being, in personal finances, environmentally, politically, and, of course, we engage and disengage spiritually. If you walk into any Catholic church next Sunday and look around, you will discover that some people are highly engaged, others are massively disengaged, and the majority are somewhere in between, Why? What is the difference between highly engaged Catholics and disengaged Catholics? Answering this question is essential to the future of the Catholic Church. If we truly want to engage Catholics and reinvigorate parish life, we must first discover what drives engagement among Catholics. Matthew Kelly explores this question in his groundbreaking new book, and the simplicity of what he discovers will amaze you.

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Nov. 30 & Dec 1 collections
# Registered Families Account Weekly Offering Non Env/Loose This weeks total Weekly Budget Under Budget Debt Reduction Month Budget Short Christmas Flower Collection 90 1400 No. 297 Households Amount $9,538.00 $2,825.00 $12,363.00 $14,000.00 - $1,637.00 $3,039.00 $8,333.00 - $5,294.00 $754.00


Can you help us make up our fiscal deficit for the year? Our last Sunday collection of the year will be December 29, 2013. However you can still contribute to Christ the King up to the last day of the year December 31st. All donations received through 11:59 pm on December 31st (or postmarked by then), either by mail, hand delivered or through the drop slot at the front door of the parish office will be included in the 2013 year. You can make a cash gift by currency or check. If you are issuing a check, the effective date of your contribution is the date it is hand-delivered or mailed. Stock donations are also another cost effective way to donate. For further information contact Elaine Ward, CTK Business Manager at 630.396.6073 or email to

Fr. Peters Stewardship Goal

With the help of Jesus and the example of our parishioners, we strive to focus on Gods generosity to us as we together in return, share our time, talent and treasure. God has been good to us!

A STEWARDSHIP OF TREASURE Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal Report through 12/6/2013

From the loneliness of his prison cell John the Baptist asks of Jesus: Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another? The weeks before Christmas offer much to be joyous about, celebrating with family and friends, the glitter of seasonal decorations, the excitement of gift giving and receiving. But in our midst there are the lonely and neglected, the poor, the hospitalized, the wayward, the shut-ins. There are those seemingly without hope. To whom should they look? Discipleship in the Lord includes being good stewards of others. Are there those in our family, our neighborhood, our community to whom we can reach out to show them a sign of Christs presence in their midst?

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Mass R.E. Classes * Mass Class Mass RCIA Mass Baptism

8:00 am 8:45 am 10:00 am 10:00 am 11:00 am 12:00 pm 1:00 pm Church ELA Church Church ER Church Narthex

Adoration of Blessed Sacrament Break Open the Word Preschool Christmas Program Clergy Meeting Cursillo Formation

9:00 am 10:00 am 10:00 am 5:30 pm 7:00 pm Church ER ELA R/DR ER

*Interpreted Mass for the Deaf MONDAY

Maintenance Meeting St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry Advent Reconciliation Meeting CCW Meeting

FRIDAY 12/16
9:30 am 12:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm ER PLC PLC Kindergarten Christmas Program Live Nativity Live Nativity Prayer Group

10:00 am 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm ELA Church PLC ER

AA Meeting Rosary Baptism Class AA Meeting Admin Committee Meeting Simbang Gabi

8:00 am 5:30 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm 7:30 pm ER Church Narthex ER PLC Ch/Gym

Prayer Group Christmas Party Confessions Mass

4:00 pm 4:00 pm 5:00 pm Gym Narthex Church

Mass * Mass Liturgy of Word for Children RCIA Mass

8:00 am 10:00 am 10:00 am 11:00 am 12:00 pm Church Church Church ER Church

Staff Meeting Prayer Shawl Childrens Choir Rehearsal R.E. Classes Kings Choir Rehearsal Bible Study

11:00 am 1:00 pm 5:15 pm 6:30 pm 7:00 pm 7:00 pm DR ER Church ELA Church ER

*Interpreted Mass for the Deaf

Adoration of Blessed Sacrament Thursdays 9:00am-8:00pm

Daily Mass 8:30 am Confessions 9:00 am

Rosary Tuesdays 5:30 pm Daily 9:00 am

Ministry Schedule for Saturday, December 21, and Sunday, December 22, 2013
Mass Time Lector Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Commnion Altar Server Presider Ministers of Care

Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday 8:00 AM Sunday 10:00 AM Sunday 12:00 PM

M. Gonzalo

A. Forstneger, I. Olson A. Weselak, G. & F. Zelazny J. Benshoof, C. Clishem M. Iwinski, F. Owens M. Stellmach F. Harris, J. Krupka C. Porras K. & E. Schumann P. Barone, L. DePeralta B. & J. Sasso, K. White

H. Bellamkonda C. Gaffud L. Grunert D. Nilson S. Dauz E. & K. Prado R. Beckman A. Sandei

Fr. Peter Jarosz Fr. Peter Jarosz Fr. Bob Schoenstene Fr. Bob Schoenstene

T. Clishem

E. Illes

M. & K. Campbell G. Francl M. Gonzalo J. Lizak E. Mears L. Michalik S. Pierscionek M. Seagraves

N. Migali

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Christ the King Directory

BISHOP of JOLIET: Most Rev. Daniel Conlon

PASTOR: Rev. Fr. Peter Jarosz 630.396.6079; WEEKEND Associate Rev. Robert Schoenstene 630.629.1717 DEACONS: Rev. Mr. Wayne Storrs 630.629.1717 Rev. Mr. Frank Lillig 630.629.1717 Rev. Mr. Peter Robinson 630.629.1717 PASTORAL ASSOC./ ADULT FAITH FORMATION: Eileen Maggiore 630.396.6076 BUSINESS ACCOUNTS MANAGER: Elaine Colpo-Ward 630.396.6073; DIRECTOR of CHILDRENS FAITH FORMATION/ YOUTH SERVICE OUTREACH: Sherry Rochford 630.396.6078; DIRECTOR OF MUSIC AND LITURGY: Bill Runge 630.396.6075; PARISH ADMINISTRATION: Javier Aguilera 630.629.1717 ext 4 PASTORS/PARISH OFFICE SECRETARY: Carol Clishem 630.629.1717 BULLETIN EDITOR: Gina Gallo ACADEMY PRINCIPAL/KINDERGARTEN TEACHER: Jill Placey 630.627.0640; KINDERGARTEN AIDE: Michelle Iwinski PRE-SCHOOL TEACHERS: Karen Hanish, Louise Sinibaldi PRE-SCHOOL AIDES: Christine Leslie, Jan Waas ACADEMY SECRETARY/ ASSISTANT TO PRINCIPAL Lori Bhardwaj 630.627.0640; BUILDING & GROUNDS: Tony Azzolin, Joe Iapichino Victor Mandin
Saturday: 5:00 pm Sunday: 8:00 am, 10:00 am, and 12:00 Noon


Saturdays: 4:00 pm-4:45 pm M-F 9am; And by appointment


Second Saturdays at 11:00 am


Weekdays at 9:00 am, morning prayer 8:10 am Tuesdays 5:30 pm

Thursdays 9:00 am-8:00 pm, Second Saturday 7:00 pm & First Saturday 7:00 pm

Mon 10:00 am-3:00 pm Tues-Thurs: 9:00 am-3:00 pm Friday: 9:00 am 12:00 pm After Hours By Appointment Main Office closed: 12-12:30 pm REGISTRATION: We welcome you as a family member of Christ the King Parish. It is our hope and prayer that you feel at home with us at weekend masses, prayer times, and parish activities. Registration is on the first Sunday of the month in the narthex, after each Mass or come to the parish office during business hours. SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM:
Will be on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month. Arrangements for baptisms are made by attending a preparation meeting. Parish registration is a pre-requisite for attending the meeting. 630.629.1717 x4

SACRAMENT OF MATRIMONY: Please allow eight months of preparation time. Date arrangements are made after the initial meeting with pastor or a representative before any other commitments are made. Contact 630.396.6076 ANOINTING OF THE SICK: If you or one of your loved ones are in need of the Sacrament contact the rectory or see the priest after Mass. In case of an emergency of illness or death, please contact the rectory, ext 1. SACRAMENT PREPARATION FOR CHILDREN: A child must be registered in Religious Education classes for two years prior to receiving the Sacraments of Initiation. Contact 630.396.6078 RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION FOR ADULTS: Individuals who are interested in becoming in full communion with the Catholic Church ought to contact the parish rectory for an appointment.Contact 630.369.6076

CHURCH NAME & NUMBER Christ The King #512918 ADDRESS 1501 South Main Street Lombard, IL 60148 PHONE 630.629.1717 CONTACT PERSON Gina Gallo 630.290.6367 or Eileen Maggiore 630.308.1127 SOFTWARE Microsoft Publisher 2007 E-Mail from Adobe Acrobat NUMBER OF PAGES SENT 1 through 12