St. Michael's Church


52 South 3rd St., PO Box 128

Radom, Illinois 62876





























Ascension of the Lord  --  May 24, 2020

​St. Michael The Archangel Church                                                                              St. Charles Borromeo Church

52 South Third St., PO Box 128                                                                                   223 South Third St.,  PO Box 6

Radom, Illinois  62876                                                                                                  DuBois, Illinois  62831-0006

Office: 618-485-2265  Fax: 618-485-2272                                                                   Office: 618-787-2781   Fax: 618-787-2781

E-Mail:                                                                      E-Mail:

​Website:                                                                            Website:

Weekend Mass:  Saturday   5:00p.m.                                                                            

Weekend Mass:  Sunday    10:00a.m.                                                                           Weekend Mass:  Sunday    8:00a.m.

Office Hours: Tues., Thurs. Fri.  9am-12pm                                                                   Office Hours:  Wed., 9:00-10:00am

Administrative Staff

Father Oliver Nwachukwu, Ph. D. (Administrator)

Jerry Watters, Marvin Winka (Trustees Radom)                                                        Jack Boczek, Ron Lynch (Trustees DuBois)

Carla Chesnek (PSR - Radom)  Justin Jurkowski (Youth Director)                            Judy Pieszchalski (PSR Director-DuBois)

Jackie Herzog (Music Director-Radom)                                                                     Monica Bochantin (Music Coordinator-DuBois)

Bernadine Kabat (Hall Rental-Radom)                                                                       Richard Majewski (Hall Rental-DuBois)

Marvin Winnka/Jerry Watters (Cemetery-Radom)                                                      Chris Jahnke (Cemetery-DuBois)

Bernadine Kabat (Secretary-Radom)                                                                          Monica Bochantin(Secretary-DuBois)

Sacramental Schedule

Baptism:  Parents make an appointment with Father at least 1 month before the Celebration of the Sacrament.

Marriage: Couples contact the parish office no later than 6 months before the anticipated date of the wedding.

Reconciliation:  7:30 tp 7:45am Sunday at DuBois;  9:30 to 9:45am at Radom or by appointment.

Anointing/Communion to the Sick:  Call parish offices.

Readings for the Week:  Monday - St. Bede the Venerable,  Priest and Doctor of the Church; St. Gregory VII, Pope; St. Mary Magdalene de'Pazzi Virgin:   Reading: Acts 19:1-8;  Gospel: Jn 16:29-33; Tuesday -  St. Philip Neri, Priest:  Reading:  Acts 20:117-27;  Gospel: Jn 17:1-11a;  Wednesday - St.Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop:  Reading: Acts 20:28-38;  Gospel: Jn 17:11b-19;   Thursday:   Reading;  Acts 22:30, 23:6-11;  Gospel: Jn 17:20-26;   Friday -   Reading: Acts 25:13b-21;  Gospel: Jn 21:15-19;   Saturday - Reading:  Acts 28:16-20, 30-31;  Gospel: Jn 21:20-25;   Pentecost Sunday:  Reading 1: Acts 2:1-11;  Reading 2: 1 Cor 12:3b-7,, 12-13;  Gospel:  Jn 20:19-23

St. Charles Borromeo

St. Charles office hours will be Wednesday from 9 - 10 AM.

St. Charles Contributions:  Adults:  $611.00;  Easter: $40.00;  Seminarian Education:  $50.00;  Mother's Day:  $155.00

Our St. Charles Parish picnic has been cancelled for 2020 due to the pandemic.  We will continue to hold our raffle for this event and we are asking our parishioners to plan to donate what they can to offset the picnic proceeds. Anyone who can donate towards the raffle, please call Ellen at  618-967-9353 or email at  Should you choose to give a cash donation, make checks payable to St. Charles Parish and put "Raffle" in the note section.  Thank you for your continued support during this difficult time.

Remember Easter?  Our youth ministry usually holds an Easter Egg Hunt after Mass that day. We never did, so in order to complete that task we are having a drive through Easter Egg event on Sunday, May 24 after the 10 AM video Mass in the St. Charles parking lot.  Children from ages infant through 10 years of age are invited to parade, but car with their parents, and pick 10 eggs from an appropriate box.  Then open the eggs to see if you have won a prize, then collect it from Monica Bochantin.  We will recycle the plastic eggs in a box at the end of the parade route.  This is open to any child in the DuBois area.

St. Michael the Archangel

St. Michael's office hours are Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 AM - 12 Noon.  You may also leave a message or call Fr. Oliver at 787-2781 or 773-799-4404.  

St. Michael's Calendar winners for May 24, 2020: Margorie Holtz, DuBois, IL & Christopher Dreas, Effingham, IL

St. Michael's Contributions:  Envelopes: $1145.00;  Ascension: $190.00;  Seminarian Education:  $55.00;  Catholic Home Missions:  $5.00;  Maintenance:  $205.00

Thank you to the family of Florence Chwasczinski for the donation in memory of Florence.  Memorials:  Church - $465.00 and Cemetery:  $45.00.  A donation of $540.00 was also given to the Altar & Rosary Sodality.  

Contributions:  Your contributions to St. Michael the Archangel and St. Charles Borromeo are still very much needed.  Please prayerfully consider maintaining your regular weekly donations.  You may mail your donations or you may bring your donation to the parish offices.  St. Charles' parish office will be open on Wednesdays from 9-10 AM.  St. Michael's parish office will be open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 AM - 12 Noon.

You may also pick up a bulletin at the office if you do not have internet access.  Please spread the work to those who do not have internet access.

Bishop-Elect McGovern To Be Ordained On July 22

  The Diocese of Belleville happily announces that Wednesday, July 22 2020, in the Cathedral of St. Peter will be the date and place for the Ordination and Installation of Bishop-Elect Michael G. McGovern as the Ninth Bishop of Belleville.  The Ordination Liturgy will begin at 2 PM CST.  Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, will be the principal consecrator.  Bishop George J. Rassas, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Chicago and Bishop Edward K. Braxton, who will become Bishop Emeritus of Belleville, will serve as co-consecrators.   Archbishop Christopher Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, has confirmed that he will participate in the ordination liturgy.  Archbishop Pierre, who serves as the representative of Pope Francis to the United States, will read the papal letter from Pope Francis appointing Bishop-Elect McGovern to the Diocese of Belleville.   Due to concern for the health and safety of the public in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, attendance at the ordination liturgy will be limited and social distancing protocols will be in place.  The Diocese of Belleville is exploring options for broadcasting the liturgy.  This will allow the faithful to prayerfully participate in the ordination in their homes.  Let us keep the Bishop-Elect in our prayers.

Please Remember in your Prayers

Rhonda Aldridge, Dan Barczewski, JoAnn Barczewski, Linda Behrle, Scott Bevil, Linda Blackstad, Cheryl Blumhorst, Evelyn Bochantin, Mike Bock, Kara Borowiak, Ruth Burde, George Carrigan, Paul Chwasczinski, Helena Ciesielski, Jill Cox, Tammy Dial, Pat Dickson, Kristi Elms, Marie Freeman, Adam Gibson, Laura Gill, Ted Guinzy, Douglas Habbe, Eric Harris, Zorab Hagopian, Blake Heistand, Stacy Helm, Krystal Henry, Larry Huett, Tina Pedtke Jackson, Virginia Jahnke, Leonard Janowski, Connie Kallas, Daniel Kania, Pauline Kania, Cindy Kasban,Katie Kauer, Russ Kohnen, Sharon Kubiak, Ernie Kujawa, Jane Kujawa, Theresa Kujawa, Andres Lamczyk, Kailie Laramie, James Lashley, Emily Lentz and Baby, Jerry Leonard, Marty Lepacek, Clara Liszewski, Geraldine Liszewski Irene lUchinski, Elln Werner Lusko, Regina Matecki Rev. Dale Maxfield, Connie Moore, Robbie Morgan, Daniel & Sarah Morgan, Daniel Morski, Sr., Joann Mossa, Rita Nadolski, Callen Newborn, Rhonda Niedbalski, Ben Peters, Tony Prange, Shelia Patton, Randy Pytlinski, Linda Przygoda, Rev. Joseph Rascher, Rustin Robinson, Tracy Sanders, Msgr. Ken Schaefer, Elizabeth Schultz, Kathy Sikora, James Swambar, David Szramkowski, Debbie Szatkowski, Evelyn Szatkowski, Luke Tomaszewski, Theresa Traiteus, Nanette Williams, Theresa Williams, Ainsley Wills, Wayne Wilson, Don Wisniewski, David Witges, Becky Wojtowica, Dave & Rosemary Wojtowica, Michael Wojtowicz, Bernie Zienta,  Amber Zoller, Pope Benedict XVI Emeritus.

We are needing your help with the names that are listed in our prayer list.  If you know who have passed away or have recovered from their illness and can be removed from the prayer list, please contact the parish offices so we can remove their names.  Thank you!

This Week's Schedule of Events

Sunday           May 31        10:00am Mass     Live Streamed from St. Charles

Mass will be lived streamed from St. Charles.  Go to st charles borromeo church dubois il on facebook.  You can also access the masses from St. Charles on our youtube channel.  Thj j700j5rFviID0Ds6w or by going to and searching for "st charles borromeo church dubois il."  Jim Boczek

The Ascension of the Lord - Sunday May 24 2020  --  Doubt No Longer.  On the last mountain encounter with his disciples before his ascending, Jesus uses his "I AM" language reserved to God.  This Son of God will be with them always.  After Christ is lifted up, the angel has to remind them:  Stop standing around.  Stop looking up.  The implication:  get to work!  Make more disciples!

The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal Needs You!   A most heartfelt thanks to all those who have responded with a gift to The 2020 Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal;  we are truly grateful.  If you have not already done so, there's still plenty of donations or pledges - in any amount- are needed.  Donations can be made through your parish or online at  Please consider making your gift today or at any time in the coming months.  Thank you and may God bless you for your generosity.

Envelopes for The Seminarian Education Collection, which supports the education and formation of those men who are discerning a call to ordained priesthood in our Belleville Diocese, are in your church envelope packets dated for May 17.  Please prayerfully consider a gift to this year's Seminarian Education Collection.  Thank you for your cooperation and generosity.   Stay safe!


The Ashley Fire District Firefighters are sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, May 26 at the Ashley Community Building from 2-6 PM.  Donors can pick a time slot to donate and also use RapidPass to save a little time.  Log on to www.redcrossblood,org for more information.  Of course, walk-ins are always welcome!  The blood supply is short now.  Your donation is really needed!  Give the ultimate gift -- the gift of life!  It's completely safe and you will receive a free T-shirt by mail as a bonus!

May is the month of Mary:  The month of Mary is the month which the piety of the faithful has especially dedicated to Our Blessed Lady and it is the occasion for a moving tribute of faith and love which Catholics in every part of the world pay to the Queen of Heaven.  We offer up to Mary from our hearts a fervent and loving homage of prayer and veneration.  The benefits of God's mercy come down to us from her throne in greater abundance.  We pray that during this month of May, we may turn our hearts toward the Blessed Mother, Mary who always will lead us to her Son.  


My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.   I love You above all things and I desire to receive You in my body, my soul, and my whole being.  Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart.  I embrace You as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to You.  Never permit me to be separated from You.  Amen.  

Respect Life Corner -   In Acts 1:1-11, Jesus tells us that while He came to establish the Kingdom of God, we must continue to help build it up.  While Jesus ascended into Heaven, the work on earth continues and He has placed that responsibility in our hands and our hearts.  The Holy Spirit came to that our attempts to live and preach the Gospel are filled with God's grace and love.    Learn, Act, Connect and Pray  --  Try simple things such as praying for those who struggle or sharing a story from your life about how God helped you in a tough situation. Lifting up the poor can mean donating to the poor box such as SVDP in your parish as well as donating to those in nursing homes and senior living centers living under very strict guidelines.  Jesus restores his kingdom through love and He needs to work through  you.