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Editor: Diane Anderson - villavoicenewsletter@yahoo.com July/Aug/Sept 2012 Love the Villa?-make a comment in our guest book on the web @ www.villadesiderata.com Prayer Corner Those who need our prayers, Shari Shaver’s brother-in-law Andrew, Bill Hancock, Anna Hejsak, Gordon Pientka (and Val’s patience), Joan Nordgren, Bob Powers, Dottie Becker, and Tom Florek.

Carol Kirkpatrick’s Husband, Al Carol Kirkpatrick’s husband, Al, passed away Tuesday, April 3, at 83. He was born Jan. 4, 1929, in Chicago. Al was a Korean War veteran and pipefitter with Local 597, from which he retired in 1991. He was an avid skier on snow and water. He was involved with racing in the Oak Park Ski Club, and as a ski instructor at Holiday Park, Ingleside, and Wilmot Mountain, Wis. He was talented both in building and fixing things around the house, and built skateboard ramps too. He became quite the gourmet cook upon his retirement. He had two children with Carol - Lisa and Paul.

Retreat Schedule SEPTEMBER 07-09 WOMEN’S SPIRITUAL by LAREA S. call CHRIS 847-772-4927 14-16 AA MEN by STEVE S. call BILL K. 630-816-4195 21-23 ACOA MIXED by STEVE S. call AUDRY 815-245-0914 28-30 AA MEN by JERRY E. call IAN H. 630-674-6181 OCTOBER 5-7 AA WOMEN by TBA call CAROL P. 630-842-9784 12-14 MIXED AA/ALANON by BOB S. call BOB S. 847-800-3137 19-21 MIXED 12-STEP by LAREA S. call LESA 847-475-7404 26-28 PRIVATE RETREATS (BOTH HOUSES) NOVEMBER

Prayers “Do” Make a Difference Rich and I want to thank everyone for praying for Rich. Since the doctor's found and fixed the problem with his pacemaker last December, Rich has been getting stronger by the day. We are grateful to all of you...We feel your prayers helped them fine the problem...... Thanks, Rich and Muriel Budzynski

02-04 AA MEN by CLAUDE M. call ERIC 847-899-3844 12-14 12-STEP MEN by JIM M call DAN 630-742-4586 19-21 AA WOMEN by VAL P. call AMY G. 708-306-0016 DECEMBER SOME WEEKENDS AVAILABLE


Second Bi-Annual Hope Outreach Golf Outing When: Saturday July 28th Where: Villa Olivia Country Club 1401 W Lake St Bartlett, Illinois Best Ball Tournament with 1st Place Prize valued at $1000.00 Cost:$95.00, includes bucket of range balls, 18 holes w/cart, prizes-longest drive & closest to the pin, a raffle ticket for a Big Screen Hd TV, and a hearty lunch when done Lots of prizes and raffles. Come on out and join the fun. Time: Arrive no later than AM Tee Off Shotgun Start 9:30 AM To register or for more info please contact: Jim Murphy @ (630) 660-2656 David S @ (630) 613-0826 Christine Z @ (630) 229-4547 or Tom C @ (708) 528-5204

Mother Angelica An old nun who was living in a convent next to a construction site noticed the coarse language of the workers and decided to spend some time with them to correct their ways. She decided she would take her lunch; sit with the workers; and talk with them. She put her sandwich in a brown bag and walked over to the spot where the men were eating. Sporting a big smile, she walked up to the group and asked: "And do you men know Jesus Christ?" They shook their heads and looked at each

Angelica contd. other. very confused. One of the workers looked up into the steelworks and yelled out, "Anybody up there know Jesus Christ?" One of the steelworkers yelled down , "Why?" The worker yelled back, “Cause his wife's here with his lunch.” Submitted by Chris Houtsinger

Priests to Retire Pastor Father Robert Sherry said his last mass and retired Sunday, June 24 after twenty-three years of love for and service to the people of The Church of Holy Apostles in McHenry. He was ordained in 1966 and belonged to the Rockford Diocese. Also retiring is Father Leonard Dubi, ordained in 1968 by Cardinal John Cody, Pastor of St. Victor Parish, Calumet City since 2005, former pastor of St. Anne’s in Hazelcrest for 21 years. He is an adult child of an alcoholic who became a recovering alcoholic . He has a younger brother who is very spiritual, married with seven children. He’s also chaplain for AA retreats.

Church Bloopers The Associate Minister unveiled the church's new tithing campaign slogan last Sunday : 'I Upped My Pledge - Up Yours'. Submitted by Judy Franks


Celebrating 75 Years in Religious Life Later this year, Fr. Francis White, CSV, will celebrate a rare milestone among Viatorians, when he reaches 75 years in religious life. Already he is the oldest member among his fellow priests – at 94 years young, he now adds another feather to his cap.

Mother’s Day “Footloose” Fashion Show Pictures’s are worth a thousand words, so I’ll let the pictures do the

It was in the early 1930s, during the Great Depression, Fr. White recalls. “Br. Carlon asked me to think about the novitiate. I didn’t plan on going to college, so I was taking typing and bookkeeping.” He entered the novitiate out of high school in 1936 and professed his first vows one year later, in 1937. He went on to earn two degrees, one from St. Viator College, and another in philosophy from St. Ambrose College in Iowa, and then a master’s in school administration from the University of Illinois. In late 1940 he served in Japan, then worked with students at St. Joseph School for the Deaf in the Bronx, New York. “I loved that work,” Fr. White says. “I thought I’d be there forever.” Back to Kyoto, Japan in 1949 until 1956 before returning to this country where he taught and served as spiritual director for novices in the early 1960s at Cathedral Boys High School. His later years in active ministry were spent in Las Vegas, including serving as pastor at St. Viator Church and nearly 20 years as associate pastor at Guardian Angel Cathedral. “The people in Las Vegas absolutely love him,” says Fr. Thomas von Behren, CSV, provincial. “He is a giant of a Viatorian.” From the Clerics of St. Viator Newsletter Winter - 2012

talking. We were able to raise $300.00 for the Villa. Thanks to everyone who came to make this a fun event. Maybe you can join us for our next get together Oct 25th. Details to follow in the next Villa Voice.


From the Boy Scout Troop 128 Dear Villa community, I wish to thank you for supporting the Boy Scout Troop 128 at their semi-annual breakfast. The group of people that bought tickets and also donated money for other people in our community to attend, was very overwhelming. I wish to THANK EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU PERSONALLY for your support in the Boy Scouts and in the Villa family. Sincerely, Jeff Mitacek, Assistant Scoutmaster Boy Scout Troop 128

You Took My Parking Space at Church One day, a man went to visit a church. He got there early, parked his car and got out. Another car pulled up near the driver got out and said, "I always park there! You took my place!" The visitor went inside for Sunday School, found an empty seat and sat down. A young lady from the church approached him and stated, "That's my seat! You took my place!" The visitor was somewhat distressed by this rude welcome, but said nothing.

The Italian Secret to a Long Marriage At St. Peter's Catholic Church in Toronto, they have weekly husbands' marriage seminars. At the session last week, the priest asked Giuseppe, who said he was approaching his 50th wedding anniversary, to take a few minutes and share some insight into how he had managed to stay married to the same woman all these years. Giuseppe replied to the assembled husbands, 'Wella, I'va tried to treat her nicea, spenda da money on her, but besta of all is, I tooka her to Italy for the 25th anniversary!' The priest responded, 'Giuseppe, you are an amazing inspiration to all the husbands here! Please tell us what you are planning for your wife for your 50th anniversary?' Giuseppe proudly replied, " I gonna go pick her up." Submitted by Fr. John Herganrother Open Mic Night Come and enjoy Dominick entertain us. Dates: July 18, August 15, September 19. $5 donation appreciated. If you’d like, bring a snack to pass.

After Sunday School, the visitor went into the sanctuary and sat down. Another member walked up to him and said, "That's where I always sit! You took my place!" The visitor was even more troubled by this treatment, but still said nothing. Later as the congregation was praying for Christ to dwell among them, the visitor stood up, and his appearance began to change. Horrible scars became visible on his hands and on his sandaled feet. Someone from the congregation noticed him and called out, "What happened to you?" The visitor replied, as his hat became a crown of thorns, and a tear fell from his eye, "I took your place!"

Villa Voice - Your Voice If you have anything you'd like to share in the Villa Voice, (Oct/Nov/Dec) please email it to villavoicenewsletter@yahoo.com by Sept. 15th. Thank you, Diane Anderson, Editor


Villa Voice July/Aug/Sept 2012  

The new retreat schedule for the rest of the year Second Bi-Annual Hope Outreach Golf Outing Priests to Retire: Pastor Father Robert Sherry...

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