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  • The Catholic Community of Northbrook Northbrook, Illinois 2

    Mass Intentions

    Monday, June 18, 2018 (at St. Norbert) 8:30 AM John Uyder

    Tuesday, June 19, 2018 (at St. Norbert) Communion Svc

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018 (at OLB) Communion Svc

    Thursday, June 21, 2018 (at St. Norbert) Communion Svc

    Friday, June 22, 2018 (at OLB) 8:30 AM Lamberto J de la Fuente, Irene & Allan Homberger: 50th Wedding Anniversary

    Elda & Charles Sansone: 71st Wedding Anniversary

    Saturday, June 23, 2018 8:30 AM (SN) Florence OConnor, Joseph Poothakary

    5:00 PM (SN) Mary Ann & Bill Walz, Maurice OKeefe, Will Froehlich, Thomas Lane

    Sunday, June 24, 2018 7:30 AM (SN) Jean & Charles Drucker

    9:30 AM (SN) Will Froehlich, Louise Gloss 10:00 AM (OLB) John Horency

    11:30 AM (SN) Cliff Peart, John Uyder, Robert Totts 5:30 PM (SN) Thomas Mints, Jr.

    Please Pray for Our Sick

    Call Mona Lukas at 847.513.6708 to have a name added to or removed from the list. When calling, please leave your contact information and relationship to the sick person.

    Rest in Peace We assure the families of James Patrick Butz (father of Jim), and Nancy Salmon (mother of Sean, Kevin & Patrick) of our prayers and support at this difficult time. May their souls and the souls of all the faithful depart-ed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

    David Ambuehl Rosemary Anderson Paul Bartels Regina Bartels Carson Bills Guy Blaszak Juliana Bolsinger Fr. Robert Borre Jeanne Marie Burns Jerry Byrne Betty Cantalupo Sandy Casserly Tony Catenacci Barbara Cavallaro Donna Couvall

    Marietta Crosy Tom Dadigan Fr. David Dowdle Trish Gabel Infant Mateo Gonza-lez Patricia Gorsline Philip Hall Eloise Harvey Brady Irwin Richard Jawgiel Dorothy Jordan Eugene Jordan Elaine Khouri Raymond Kloss

    Helen Ko Paul Kobussen Bob Krypel Joan Serewicz Kusher Christine Kusher Michelle Kusher Mary Ann Larsen Ann Leiser Bill Leiser Jane Malley Dennis McAllister Dominic Menezes Jennifer Mertes Roberta Neumayer Jeff Neumayer

    Angie Norman Chestine Nowaczyk Thomas ODonnell Pat Orlando Mila Pamintuan Alison Pearson Clarene Ponticelli Carolyn Price Joanne Bransley Quigg Christine Rakow Alex Ricciardi Don Roalkvam Caleb Roth Albert Serewicz

    Donna Serewicz Angelo Suranno Lois Ann Suter Tom Sweeney Wilfredo Toledo Phil VerPlancke Mary Vollkommer Donald Vollmer Mary Ann Wallin Dennis Wimberly Tony Winter Ignacio Zavala

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    This is how it is with the kingdom of God; it is as if a man were to scatter seed on the land and would sleep and rise night and day and the seed would sprout and grow, he knows not how. Of its own accord the land yields fruit, first the blade, then the ear, then the full grain in the ear.

    And when the grain is ripe, he wields the sickle at once, for the harvest has come. Mark 4:26-29 Jesus words above are the opening to this weekends Gospel. Admittedly, I do not know much about proper techniques when it comes to gardening, much less tending to and farming an entire field. However, I think it is safe to assume that if I were to simply plant the seeds and then completely ignore those same seeds, I should not expect much of harvest. Yet as unbelievable as this may seem to us, this is exactly what Jesus tells us about the Kingdom of God. We are to scatter the seeds, but the ultimate sprouting and growth depend up-on Gods design. God takes all of the gifts we have been given and puts all of them to work in the kingdom, even the gifts that may seem the smallest and least significant in our own eyes. All the gifts of all the mem-bers of the Body of Christ are part of Gods design. We see how Jesus compares the smallest of gifts to a mus-tard seed, the smallest of all seeds, in the second half of the Gospel.

    It is like a mustard seed that, when it is sown in the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on the earth. But once it is sown, it springs up and becomes the largest of plants and puts forth large branches,

    so that the birds of the sky can dwell in its shade. Mark 4:31-32

    There is much talk throughout the Catholic Church at local parish levels, at diocesan levels, and even higher levels about the need to evangelize and share the faith with our brothers and sisters, especially those whom we see less and less often with us at Mass. We have all noticed the decline in Mass attendance, both by our own families, by our friends, and by looking around at all the space in the pews surrounding us. Personally, there are times where it seems like a dauntingif not a completely and totally impossibletask of reaching all those people. Parables like this one reassure me, as I hope it does you, that we are not alone. This responsi-bility falls on all of us together, not any one of us individually. All we have to do is continue planting the seeds as we go and God will handle the rest. Now that I think I can handle that! How about you? Who might you try and plant some seeds with this week? On another note, I would like to invite you to join us at 8:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week. The locations will be at the same place as the regular daily Masses would be. You will see a letter from Cardinal Cupich in todays bulletin (page 7) regarding his request to cancel all weekday Masses while all priests from the entire Archdiocese of Chicago are away at a convocation. We will gather for Communion Services in place of the regularly scheduled Masses. This will give us an opportunity to gather as a family of faith, to be nourished by the Eucharist and, in a special way, to pray for the priests attending this convocation as Cardinal Cupich has asked us to do. As you might already be assuming, this does mean that our priests will not be available while they are at the convocation. If the need arises where you would normally call the Parish Office looking for one of the priests, please do so. The Pastoral Staff is here for you and will do our best to respond to your needs as they arise. The Parish Office will be open during the normal business (9am-8pm Monday-Thursday and 9am-1pm on Friday) hours this week. God Bless, Michael Ward Director of Music & Liturgy Catholic Community of Northbrook

    THE VIEW FROM THE BENCH

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    This Weeks CCN Calendar

    Monday, June 18 7:00 AM Good Time CampSN (rental) 7:00 PM L.O.S.S.parish office 7:30 PM Mens Club Meetingchurch hall Tuesday, June 19 7:00 AM Good Time CampSN (rental) 6:30 PM Adult Faith FormationGrace Hall Wednesday, June 20 7:00 AM Good Time CampSN (rental) 9:30 AM Adult Faith FormationOLB 6:30 PM KumbavaGrace Hall 7:00 PM Cub Scout/Boy ScoutsCh Hall/Vineyard Thursday, June 21 7:00 AM Good Time CampSN (rental) Friday, June 22 7:00 AM Good Time CampSN (rental) Saturday, June 23 3:00 PM Wedding Sunday, June 24 11:00 AM Art & EnvironmentOLB 2:00 PM Syro-Malabar RE & MassOLB (rental)

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    Sunday Offertory June 10, 2018

    St. Norbert Parish

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    Our Lady of the Brook Worship Center $3,674.00

    TODAYS READINGS First Reading I have lifted high the lowly tree (Ezekiel 17:22-24). Psalm Lord, it is good to give thanks to You (Psalm 92). Second Reading Whether we are at home or away, we aspire to please the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:6-10). Gospel It is the smallest of all seeds, and be-comes the largest of plants (Mark 4:26-34) The English translation of the Psalm Responses from Lectionary for Mass 1969, 1981, 1997, International Commission on English in the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved. READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: 1 Kgs 21:1-16; Ps 5:2-3ab, 4b-7; Mt 5:38-42 Tuesday: 1 Kgs 21:17-29; Ps 51:3-6ab, 11, 16; Mt 5:43-48 Wednesday: 2 Kgs 2:1, 6-14; Ps 31:20, 21, 24; Mt 6:1-6, 16-18 Thursday: Sir 48:1-14; Ps 97:1-7; Mt 6:7-15 Friday: 2 Kgs 11:1-4, 9-18, 20; Ps 132:11-14, 17-18; Mt 6:19-23 Saturday: 2 Chr 24:17-25; Ps 89:4-5, 29-34; Mt 6:24-34 Sunday: Vigil: Jer 1:4-10; Ps 71:1-6ab, 15ab, 17; 1 Pt 1:8-12; Lk 1:5-17 Day: Is 49: 1-6; Ps 139:1-3, 13-15; Acts 13:22-26; Lk 1:57-66, 80 Sunday Scripture Reflection Questions Have you seen examples of small seeds

    someone unconsciously planted that resulted in an unexpected harvest for the good of oth-ers?

    Has your life ever been changed by a simple, small mustard-seed like act of kindness or care?

    What does gardening and the planting nurtur-ing of seeds teach us about everyday life?

    Source: Living LiturgySpirituality, Celebration, Catechesis, Sunday Solemnities

    SAINTS AND SPECIAL OBSERVANCES Sunday: Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time; Fathers Day Tuesday: St. Romuald Thursday: St. Aloysius Gonzaga; Summer begins Friday: St. Paulinus of Nola; Ss. John Fisher and Thomas More Saturday: Blessed Virgin Mary

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    MEMORIES Our Lady of the Brook recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Many of us have happy mem-ories for special OLB events and activities dur-ing those years. Father Heinz and parishioner Jane Marmet (a volunteer historian in Glenview) believe these things should be preserved and remembered for those who follow us. If you would like to share some of your memo-ries, Jane will be happy to collect your notes by email or in writing. She will also be happy to meet and tape oral memories for transcription. Eventually a collection of those memories will be prepared. You can contact Jane at her home: 3068 Springdale, Glenview, IL 60025, by email to [email protected], or at (847) 724-5196. Thank you in advance for your participation.

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