Week of June 25, 2017

Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Gospel Reading
Matthew 10:26-33
Jesus assures the Twelve that God cares about them.

Parish News

THIS WEEKEND - St. Vincent de Paul Clothing Drive
Peter's Pence Collection This Weekend

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

On June 24-25, our diocese will take up the Peter’s Pence Collection. Our participation supports the charitable work of Pope Francis as he reaches out to those who are marginalized and suffering around the globe. By supporting this collection, you join the Holy Father in bringing a little more mercy into the world. Pope Francis calls to us that efforts be made everywhere to promote the culture of encounter and justice, which alone can guarantee the spiritual and material welfare of all people.

Your support makes it possible for the Holy Father to carry out his charitable works around the world, to help victims of war, natural disasters, and other difficult situations. Let us join with our brothers and sisters in faith from around the globe to help Pope Francis reach the marginalized in our world. Please prayerfully consider how you can best support the collection this year.

For more information about the collection, please visit www.usccb.org/peters-pence.

Thank you, and may God bless you abundantly.
Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon
Bishop of Joliet

We welcome our Totus Tuus team!

Hello! We are Steven, Claire, Christian and Kacey and we are summer missionaries with the Totus Tuus program. We are excited to share our faith while having tons of fun this week. Our focus is to teach the youth about making a sincere gift of self to Jesus through the Blessed Mother. We hope you will join us!

Steven Widlowski is a seminarian for the Diocese of Joliet studying at St. John Vianney College Seminary in St. Paul, MN. Christian Sinclair is a recent graduate of Plainfield Central High School and will begin seminary formation at St. John Vianney College Seminary in the fall. Claire Simeo is a college senior studying at Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH, where she is majoring in Theology and Catechetics. Kacey Short is a senior at the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL, where she is majoring in English.

Job Posting for Administrative Assistant – R.E.

Holy Trinity Catholic Parish, Westmont, seeks fulltime Administrative Assistant for the Religious Education office. This ministry position serves the administrative support needs of the Religious Education office in the areas of reception, hospitality, Sacrament record keeping, review of family work, clerical, and banking.

Candidate must have flexible schedule to accommodate ministry activities and events. Hours are generally Monday-Friday, but vary based on the Religious Education evening and weekend schedule; not to exceed 37.5 hours per week. 

Candidate must display effective communication skills, strong organizational and clerical skills with attention to detail. The individual must perform duties in a professional and confidential manner, be a self-starter, and be able to work independently as well as cooperatively with others. Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and exhibit good typing skills. Two years experience required; some college coursework preferred.

Candidate must have an understanding of and appreciation for the Catholic faith, and a desire to serve in its mission.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position. To apply, please email resume and cover letter.

Altar Servers, Eucharistic Ministers & Lectors

Just a reminder: it’s time once again to check your calendars for July 31—November 5 

Go onto the ministry database or call the parish office at 630.968.1366 or email with your availability no later than July 9.

Please include preferences for Assumption, All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. 

The Sunday 7pm Mass will resume September 3. Thank you!

Knights of Columbus BINGO Every Sunday

Join our Knights of Columbus Council as we sponsor BINGO every SUNDAY 

Elks Lodge 1531 

711 W St. Charles Rd 

Elmhurst, IL 60126 630.834.2020

West of Rte 83, at the corner of
St. Charles Rd & Villa Ave

Doors open at 11am—Bingo begins at Noon
Lots of FUN!!! Come with your friends!!!

Bring this bulletin and get $5 off a $25 game pack.

This coupon is good only on Sundays during the months of June & July 2017

Summer Projects at Holy Trinity

Summer is construction season and there are a few projects that will affect the parish.

The Village of Westmont is beginning this season’s water main replacement project on Richmond Street. The work will begin shortly and will continue into the month of August. Their goal is to have work completed before the school year begins. At times Richmond Street will be open to local traffic only and the roadway may have unsatisfactory road conditions and traffic patterns. The work may restrict access to the Richmond Street parking lot. The Public Works Department understands there will be some inconveniences for all residents and appreciates your patience during this project.

The Holy Trinity Richmond Street parking lot is in need of repairs. It will require the lot to be closed for approximately four days before the beginning of July. In addition portions of the concrete walkway leading to the main entrance of the church will be replaced this summer. It will take a few days and during construction the front entrance to church will be closed. We ask that you enter church using the Cass Avenue doors or the door at the east side, near the St. John Paul window. We will keep you informed of the scheduled property projects with announcements at Masses on the weekend before the projects are to begin.

Joyful Again! Program for Widowed Men and Women

For widowed men & women who want to find hope & joy again after the loss of your spouse. Attend a retreat/workshop being held this Summer at the following parishes:

  • July 1 & 2: St. Julie’s Parish, Tinley Park
  • July 22 & 23: Holy Family Parish, Inverness
  • August 12 & 13: Mary Queen of Heaven Parish, Elmhurst

For more information or to register, phone Joyful Again Widowed Ministry at 708.354.7211 or email joyfulagain7211@gmail.com

To view a short video on our website, go to www.joyfulagain.org 

Prayers for Parish Twinning Mission Trip

Please continue to pray for Dr. Patrick Blaney, Tom Doran, Terry Bohan and Aileen Reed while they are on the Parish Twinning Mission Trip to La Voûte, Haiti. We pray that the Lord blesses every aspect of their efforts on this mission. Dr. Blaney and Tom Doran will continue on to Baudin, Haiti for a Dental Mission. They will return on June 19th.

The Flower Power Ministry Needs YOU!!!

Do you have a green thumb or want to help around the church grounds?

Volunteers either individuals, families or groups are needed to adopt a section of the church grounds to help maintain during the Summer.

Email Ed Arenz or call 630.484.8806 with questions or to volunteer.

Don’t forget to sign up for our New Church Pictorial Directory!



Have you signed up yet to have your portrait taken for our new Parish pictorial album? We do need your help to make our album complete. We will be taking portraits July 10—14, 25—29. Each participating family receives a complimentary 8x10 portrait and an album.

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Want to schedule your portrait now? Just click here!

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Prayers for Parish Twinning Mission Trip

Please pray for Dr. Patrick Blaney, Tom Doran, and Aileen Reed who leave this week on the Parish Twinning Mission Trip to La Voûte, Haiti. We pray that the Lord blesses every aspect of their efforts on this mission.

Dr. Blaney and Tom Doran will continue on to Baudin, Haiti for a Dental Mission.

AFF Events

Exercise & Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary
Holy Family Hall—Tuesday evenings—7pm


 Oremus: A Guide to Catholic Prayer teaches you the essentials of an effective and fruitful prayer life. Do you struggle to deepen your prayer life? Please join me and fellow parishioners as we discover ways to express ourselves to God in prayer, how to place ourselves in the presence of God and learn to make prayer an integral part of our daily lives. We will meet in the school library, each Monday in June and July, beginning June 5th at 7pm. No meeting July 3rd. 


Contact Debbie Vath
or call 630.968.5978 with any questions

Join Our Music Ministry


We are inviting you to join any of our following ensembles:

Teen Choir: Ages 13-18
Rehearses Monday evenings at 5:30pm

Adult Choir: Ages 18+
Rehearses Thursday evenings at 7pm

Contemporary Ensemble: Ages 13+
Rehearses Wednesday evenings at 7pm

Cantors: Ages 13+
Rehearses with Adult Choir

St. Cecilia Chorale: Ages 13+
Eight-member chorale group (Auditions Required)

Instrumentalists: Ages 13+
Strings, brass, woodwinds, and percussion needed

Please contact Director of Music for more detail for the Instrumental Ensemble For more information contact Director of Music, Jonathon M. Toni at 630.968.1366 ext.121

Your participation in the CMAA is important

If you have not had a chance to participate in the Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal (CMAA) this year, there is still time. A mailing will be arriving in homes shortly. 

As your pastor, I encourage you to prayerfully reflect on God’s gifts to you and to give a gift to the CMAA. Participation is the key to a successful appeal and a chance for our parish to receive a parish rebate, too. Every gift helps!

If you do not receive this mailing and would like to make a gift to the CMAA, please call the Diocese of Joliet Development Office at 815.838.8515. Or, if you wish to make your gift online, please visit www.jolietdioceseappeal.org.

In Memory of Me

Throughout our diocese, many have jewelry just sitting in a drawer, perhaps passed on from a family member. Some have unmatched earrings never again to be worn. An engagement band from an engagement called off. A wedding band remains after a divorce that only brings sadness. All of this can be transformed into a beautiful source of hope for our parishes, and a way to offset financial obstacles for those responding to the call to religious life.

Introducing In Memory of Me, the totally cashless precious metals donation drive! Let your old jewelry support religious vocations throughout the Diocese of Joliet. Every third weekend of the month a representative will be in the narthex after Mass passing out mailing kits. Each kit includes a box, a form and a mailing label. Please consider picking up a mailing kit, and taking your donation to your Post Office for shipping. We also ask that your weight-based postage be part of your donation. All funds collected go directly to the Diocese of Joliet Vocations Office, and you will receive a receipt for tax purposes.

So, please stop by the narthex today immediately after Mass for a donation kit — and for more information visit inmemoryofmejoliet.com or call 305.563.6679.

Parish Events

June 23 - Special Mass honoring the most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

and join us in a special Mass honoring the most
Sacred Heart of Jesus.
FRIDAY, JUNE 23RD at 7:30pm

June 25 - Downtown Lunch Ministry

If you would like to help the Young Adults and their ministering to the homeless and hungry in downtown Chicago, please assist us after the 7:30am Mass next Sunday, June 25, as we make sandwiches and pack lunches. The Young Adults will be leaving on the train after the 9:30am Mass so all the help is appreciated!

All are welcome to be a part of this mission.

June 25-30 -Totus Tuus

Registration is open for Totus Tuus ~ a Catholic summer youth program dedicated to sharing the Gospel through Catechetical instruction, Mass, Confession, games, fun and more! The goal of Totus Tuus is to help young people grow in their faith in Jesus Christ and have fun in the process.

This year the focus is on The Mystery of Salvation and The Joyful Mysteries.

Entering Grades 1-6           Entering Grades 7-12
Monday – Friday                  Sunday – Thursday
9:00am to 2:30pm               7:00pm to 9:00pm
Cost: $30                          Cost: $15

Family Rate: $75 for 3 or
more children Grades 1-6

Registration by Monday, June 9th will guarantee your Totus Tuus T-shirt order. T-shirts are $10 each and will be available the first day of the program.

† Daily Mass at 11:15am – All are welcome!

Registration forms are available on the parish website. For more information, please contact the RE office at 630.968.5978 or email.

June 29 - A New Beginning

Practical and pastoral support for those desiring a new beginning after loss through divorce. 

~ Are you seeking information about the annulment process? ~

We welcome all who would like to learn more about annulments and the annulment process. Join us for an Information Night on Thursday, June 29, 7:00-9:00pm in the Gathering Place (lower level of the church building) at St. Mary of Gostyn Church, 445 Prairie Avenue, Downers Grove. Refreshments will be served.

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Diaconate candidate Steve DeSitter at contactanewbeginning@gmail.com. Please indicate how many will attend. You may leave your first name only if you would like. Feel free to share this information with someone you know who may be interested.

July 1 - Anointing of the Sick

The Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be administered on the 1st Saturday of every month as part of the 8:15 AM Mass. The sacrament is not used only as a final farewell and prayer prior to death. More so, it celebrates the comfort of Christ and the prayers of the Church for any Catholic person who has been baptized, is of sufficient age to be comforted by the Sacrament, and who:

  • Has long-term physical, mental or emotional illness
  • Is preparing for or recovering from hospitalization or surgery
  • May have a health condition that is controlled at the moment but could recur, such as a heart problem or cancer

One doesn’t always have the sacramental services of the Church at a non-Catholic hospital; or a priest may not be available should an emergency arise, so receiving the sacrament ahead of time is always well advised.

A homebound or hospitalized person wanting to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick should call the parish office at 630.968.1366. Priests can be available to minister to the homebound at pre-arranged times; please advise your family and friends to be proactive in this regard.

May the persons anointed and those who love them be given God’s grace!

July 1 - Join Us to Pray the Rosary

Everyone is Invited after the 8:15 am Mass on Saturday morning, July 1 to pray the Rosary and Litany of the Most Blessed Sacrament for the intentions of the renewal and strengthening in the belief of Jesus’ Presence in the Holy Eucharist, an increase in the number of registered adorers, and blessings upon our Holy Trinity Family. Please join us.

July 2 - First Sunday Offerings for the Poor

July 2 is the First Sunday of the month, and Holy Trinity Parish donates to People’s Resource Center food pantry to better serve the needy. Please bring your non-perishable donations to the narthex when you come for Mass next weekend.

Your monetary donations to the poor can be placed in the poor boxes also found in the narthex.

Thank you for your generosity!

July 8 - Respect Life Luncheon

The Holy Trinity Respect Life Committee is hosting a luncheon at 11:00am on July 8 for the prayer volunteers from Prolife Action League at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Cass Avenue. We are looking for help with set up, clean up and food donations.

If you are interested please contact Daria or David Skrzypczynski at 630.910.7135

August 27 - 25th and 50th Wedding Anniversary Mass

The Diocese of Joliet will hold its Thirty-Ninth Annual Wedding Anniversary Mass on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 2:00pm at the Cathedral of St. Raymond in Joliet.

If you are celebrating either your 25th or 50th anniversary this year, please contact the Parish Office at 630.968.1366 by Monday, June 19th so that we may submit your name to the Diocese for a formal invitation. Those celebrating over 50 year anniversaries do not receive a formal invitation, but will be able to register to attend at a later date.

Parish Ministries

Adoration Chapel - Week of June 25


This love calls forth a response in the heart of the
Do you believe in God's great love for you?
If so, do you act on your belief?


Become a registered adorer by contacting Joe or Maureen Garro at
630-958-3855 or mojo.garro@gmail.com


Youth Ministry - Week of June 25

We will not be having open hours June 28th because of Totus Tuus. Contact the Religious Ed office to see if there are still openings available.


Any questions? Contact Jen Bartley at
630.968.1366, ext. 107 or email at



Young Adult Ministry - Week of June 25

Join us for Rosary bonfires each Tuesday in June. Bring the whole family for some praise and worship, a rosary, plus fellowship (and maybe even s'mores!) around a bonfire in the gravel lot outside the Youth Room.


Text "HTYAM" to 84576 for more updates

E-mail Chris Simon for further information and any questions

Religious Education - Week of June 25

Totus Tuus Summer Camp will be held this week! The evening sessions from 7-9pm today, June 25 through June 29 are for the Junior High and High School students. The daytime camp from 9am to 2:30pm, Monday, June 26 through Friday, June 30, is for students entering Grades 1 through 6. Both the evening and daytime programs begin and end in Holy Family Hall. There are still a few spots available—be sure to register after any of the Masses this weekend..

Please call the Religious Education office at 630.968.5978 for more information. God is good…all the time!!!

Family Centered Faith Formation Program ~ If you have a child starting 1st grade, or if your family is new to Holy Trinity Parish, we welcome you and invite you to call the Religious Education office at 630.968.5978 to ask about Family Centered Faith Formation, which begins again in the fall. You may also find information on the Holy Trinity Church website

We ask all returning families to complete their 2017-18 FCFF registration as soon as possible to help us with planning for next year’s program. Registration forms are available in the office and on the website.

Haiti Corner - Notre Dame du Lourdes

Haiti Corner
Notre Dame du Lourdes

Next trip to Haiti: June 9. Email Gina Reckard if you’re interested in finding out the details.

Thank you for helping us assist with repairs to the crumbling church of Notre Dame du Lourdes, in LaVoute, Haiti. The church had sustained significant structural damage from the earthquake in 2010. Thanks to your generosity, internal and external walls are now repaired and painted and Mass attendees can now stay dry when it’s raining.

Our water filtration program, Water with Blessings (WWB), continues to provide drinkable water for many families in LaVoute. Last year, the WWB program allowed village children to attend school without a child missing a day from symptoms of cholera. We will bring 30 additional water filters and train 30 more women from surrounding bush communities when we return in June this year.

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Grief Support Team

GRIEF SUPPORT TEAM ….“And Jesus wept” John 11:35 Jesus’ friend Lazarus died, and because of his grief, …. Jesus wept.

If you have lost a loved one and you are experiencing the pain of loss and grief, please join the Grief Support Team hosted at St. Mary of Gostyn to share with us and others who have experienced the grief and pain you are now feeling.

If you have lost a loved one and you are experiencing the pain of loss and grief, please join the Grief Support Team hosted at St. Mary of Gostyn to share with us and others who have experienced the grief and pain you are now feeling.

Grief Support Group first meeting is on Tuesday, September 20, from 7:00 to 8:30pm in the Parish Center Living Room at St. Mary of Gostyn’s Parish Center, 445 Prairie Avenue, Downers Grove.

We will be meeting every Tuesday for six weeks beginning September 20th (September 20, 27, October 11, 18, 25). Call Moira Barker at the Parish Center at 630.960.3565 to register. If you have questions, you will be referred to the appropriate person to contact for further assistance.

May God's peace fill your heart,
Marie Antoinette Hejnal ~ Holy Trinity's Grief Support
Team facilitator

St. Vincent de Paul Society Confidential Help Line


We are here to help registered parishioners and residents of Westmont.

Call our confidential help line.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Holy Trinity Parish
630.968.1366, x404

Helping those in need in our community.


DERC - Diocesan Employment Resource Center

Interested in Justice and Peace? The Joliet Diocese has a very active ministry that connects the business community to job seekers within it. We help job seekers in a variety of ways and have a free job board for local businesses.

Check us out at www.dioceseofjoliet.org/derc.

DERC has a business development team, a marketing team, and a team that manages HR resources for job seekers. Beef up your resume with experience, get involved in some great volunteer work, and make great connections for your Church and yourself. No need to travel either! No matter where you are in the Diocese we can use your help. 

Contact Christine M. Kieta if you are interested at Christine.kieta@gmail.com or 630-655-1201.

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Mass Schedule

Weekend Masses 

4:30 PM 

7:30 AM
9:30 AM
11:30 AM

Sunday Evening:
7:00 PM - (Sep-May Only)

Daily Mass

Monday - Saturday 8:15 AM

Holy Day Masses

Vigil Mass at 7:00 PM
Masses on the Day:
8:15 AM, Noon and 7:00 PM

Confession Times

3:15 - 4:15 PM Saturday