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Rectory: 8148 N Karlov Avenue Skokie, IL 60076 Phone:(847) 673-5090 E-mail: St. Lambert Parish - Skokie, IL Website: Sunday Masses: (5 pm Sat) 8am, 10am, 12pm Weekday Masses: 7:15 am (Mon-Fri) 8am on Saturday Confessions: Saturday at 8:30am Pastor: Rev. Richard Simon Rev. Know-it-all: Deacon: Mr. Chick O’Leary Music Director: Mr. Steven Folkers Office Staff: Debbie Morales-Garcia Mr. George Mohrlein Religious Education : Gina Roxas Baptisms: Third Sundays of the month at 1:30 pm. Baptismal Prep Class is the first Tuesday of each month at 7pm in the rectory. For guidelines and to register, email Debbie. Weddings: Arrangements must be made 6 months in advance. For Online Giving: To Register as a Parishioner: Go to under “About Us” or by phone. Bulletin Guidelines: Submissions should be received at the office 10 days preceding the date of bulletin publication. Submissions should be in electronic format and send to debbie.stlambert
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Sunday Offertory Collection:
Trinity Dome: $1,278.97
Thank you for your continued support!!
St. Lambert Senior Activity Club Will resume our first meeting of the season on
Thursday, September 14th at 11:30 am in Roberts Hall
Come to: *Renew old friendships *Enjoy a tasty Lunch *Play Bingo *Learn of Upcoming Events
The Coffee Hour will be hosted next week by the FFOS
and the contact person is Lu Alog. She can be reached at
847-674-3995. Your donations and participation are welcome!
Monday: Col 1:24 — 2:3; Ps 62:6-7, 9; Lk 6:6-11 Tuesday: Col 2:6-15; Ps 145:1b-2, 8-11; Lk 6:12- 19 Wednesday: Col 3:1-11; Ps 145:2-3, 10-13ab; Lk 6:20-26 Thursday: Nm 21:4b-9; Ps 78:1bc-2, 34-38; Phil 2:6-11; Jn 3:13-17 Friday: 1 Tm 1:1-2, 12-14; Ps 16:1b-2a, 5, 7-8, 11; Jn 19:25-27 or Lk 2:33-35 Saturday: 1 Tm 1:15-17; Ps 113:1b-7; Lk 6:43-49 Sunday: Sir 27:30 — 28:9; Ps 103:1-4, 9-12; Rom 14:7-9; Mt 18:21-35
Saturday, September 9
5:00 † Joseph Penckofer
Sunday, September 10
8:00 † Monica Liu
10:00 † Agnes Robst
Monday, September 11
Tuesday, September 12
7:15 † Roderick Rivera
Wednesday, September 13
Thursday, September 14
7:15 † Ursala Blix
Friday, September 15
7:15 † Theresa KIm
Saturday, September 16
8:00 † John Zack
5:00 † Jacqueline Mohrlein
Sunday, September 17
10:00 † Agnes Robst
12:00 † Romeo Batad
Masses for the Week
A Second Collection for the Seminaries will be taken the week of
September 23rd & 24th
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St. Lambert Youth Church Family Day
Sunday, September 17
Robert’s Hall Food and Activities: 1:30pm to 4:30pm Childrens Rosary: 4:30pm to 5:00pm
Family Mass: 5:00pm
Meet our staff, learn about our program and have some fun. All new and returning families intending to enroll
their child for the 2017-2018 Youth Church school year must attend this event. Registration for the upcoming
year will be available.
Please bring a dish or beverage to share if able.
Any questions or if you would like to volunteer please email Gina Roxas
The first day of St. Lambert Youth Church for 2017-2018 will be held during Family Day, Open House,
Sunday, September 17th from 1:30pm until 6:00pm (5:00pm mass included). Our Youth Church program is a familial approach to religious education. The
program nurtures not only the student’s spiritual education but also
strives to strengthen our families’ commitment to parish life and their faith. There is no monetary fee for
Youth Church. We ask families to pay for the program with their time,
talents and resources. If you intend to register you child for Youth Church
this year, you must attend the Family Day, Open House. For more
information email Gina Roxas at:
Hurricane Harvey Appeal On August 26, Hurricane Harvey, a powerful Category 4 storm, made landfall along the Gulf Coast of Texas, causing several deaths and injuries and bringing catastrophic flooding and property damage to the region. Catholic Charities is working to provide emergency relief and support to those affected by the devastation. Please consider donating to support our brothers and sisters in the midst of their suffering. A Second Collection will be taken today. Thank you for your prayers.
The Rev Know it all’s guide to the Holy Land part 5... We make our way down the northernmost part of the Jordan valley (remember that we are making our pilgrimage sometime around the end of the 2nd century, perhaps 180 AD ish.) The river Jordan has a valley between the Golan Heights to the east and the mountains to the west within a few miles we come to a wetland (a dignified name for a malarial swamp) called Lake Merom. In the 1950’s AD the swamps will be drained and that part of the Jordan valley, only about 10 or 15 miles long, will be called the Hula valley and the lake, Hula. A little farther and we come to Galilee proper and the town of Bethsaida, on the Sea/Lake of Galilee. Bethsaida means house hunting, or perhaps fishing. It could be a place for both. It sits on the northern edge of the Lake of Galilee and to this day the swampy Hula valley is a bird sanctuary and one of the few places in the Holy Land where a little wildlife hunting goes on in the 21st century. At one point it seems to have been the home of Peter and some of the twelve disciples. It was a nice place to live, if you didn’t catch malaria. Now we are in Galilee proper, not a large place but a very well populated one. The Lake of Galilee was tropical and fertile. The lake teemed with fish and the towns huddled around the lake. The lake which is below sea level was home to a million people according to some estimates, perhaps more. Forget the Bible movies abbot Jesus preaching in some barren desert. Didn’t happen. If you go up the hills and out of the tropical valley, you will find some dry and empty places, but that’s not where the Lord did most of his work. When Jesus wanted to be alone and pray, He went into the hills which were certainly drier than the valley
of the Jordan in Galilee. Galilee means the circle. It was actually called Galil Hagoyim, Galilee of the gentiles. The region had been part of the territory of the half tribe of Manasseh, son of Joseph. When the kingdom of David and Solomon split into the two kingdoms of Judah in the south and of Samaria in the north also called Israel, Galilee became home to one of the golden calves set up by Jeroboam, founder of the northern kingdom in about 910 BC. Things were never the same after that. Remember that the united kingdom of Israel was tiny to begin with, about 75 miles by about 30 miles. The two new kingdoms were tinier still, Israel/Samaria being about twice the size of Judah (Judea). This northern kingdom of which Galilee was part was founded in 930 BC and after just about 500 years it was destroyed by the Assyrians, the ancestors of my barber. Much of the population of the Northern kingdom was dragged off into exile in Mesopotamia (Iraq/Iran) and replaced with deportees from other conquered kingdoms who brought their gods and their non-kosher recipes for noodle kugele. (Just kidding about the noodle kugele.) The population of Galilee and Samaria, just to its south became ethnically and theologically mixed, the newcomers intermarrying with the Israelites who had managed to remain. The Samaritans of the north had never been that concerned with keeping kosher and worshipping one God anyway. The exiles of the north never returned from Assyria. They blended into the Assyrian population and become what most call the ten lost tribes of Israel. They don’t seem very lost to me. Many of them now live in Skokie and come to my Bible study. When the Judean exiles were allowed to return to the Holy Land after their exile in Babylon, they were greeted by the remaining mixed population of Samaria. One imagines the scene. “Welcome home cousins!” Which the returning Jews responded with, “Who pray tell are you?” There was enmity between north and south and the Samaritans were entrenched just north of
The Reverend Know-it-all “What I don’t know… I can always make up!”
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Jerusalem and there they stayed. A few years later in 300BC, Alexander the Great invaded and settled Greek speakers on the east and south sides of Lake Galilee. They built temples to their interesting and fun-loving gods to whom they sacrificed pigs and whose rather randy behavior they imitated. In the northwest of Galilee were the remnants of the Canaanites with their child sacrifices, we know them today as the Lebanese. They are still with us and a number of them also come to my Bible study. Lovely people, very Christian and very good to their children these days. Far more child friendly than America with its abortion industry, but as always I have slipped off the track again. Back to the guide. With all these foreign and frankly non-kosher neighbors, the region accurately called Galil Hagoyim was surrounded by the gentiles. Any religious movements or prophets or messiahs coming from Galilee were quite suspect. Galilee had been annexed by Judah Aristobulos, the first of the Maccabee rulers claiming the title king. Judeans resettled the area, and this was how the family of David, including Joseph and Mary would end up in Galilee. And I suppose this is how you and I and our time machine have wound up there, as we make our way to Jerusalem, I mean Aelia Capitolina, as we continue our 2nd century AD pilgrimage. More to come…..
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The 2018 Mass Book for Intentions is open On Monday, September 11th @ 8 a.m. You may request up to 7 intentions which is 5 week day masses with 2 weekend (Saturday
Vigil Mass and Sunday) We are allowed to accept only one stipended mass; Canon 13.2:945-58. The name of the person(s) for whom the stipend has been offered is written in the bulletin. There have been clerical errors in the bulletin but, no matter what is said in the bulletin, the mass is offered for the intention of the one who has given the stipend. The celebrant of the mass may or may not mention the intention. But on the day of his ordination, a priest makes a promise to say mass for the intention requested. An individual priest may mention anyone for whom he wishes to pray during the prayers of the faithful however, the principal intention of the mass is always offered for the person who has requested it at the parish of ice. This should be made clear in the prayers of the faithful if any intentions are mentioned. If there is a special request on the anniversary of an important event, that request may be made to the priest offering the mass, in the sacristy, immediately before that mass. The request should be made in writing; a monetary gift is not expected. The celebrant of the mass may agree or not agree to mention someone’s name. This is his personal decision and not a parish policy. The request cannot be made through the of ice and in this case, the intention will not be published in the bulletin or the announcements previous to the mass. We cannot schedule extra masses beyond our regular daily and Sunday masses.
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