St. Michael's Church

52 South 3rd St., PO Box 128

Radom, Illinois 62876


Ascension of the Lord--  June 2, 2019 



St. Michael the Archangel Church     St. Charles Borromeo Church 

52 South 3rd 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:  618-787-2781Fax:  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-3pm    Office Hours:  Wed., 4:00 – 6:00 pm 


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 Winka/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 to 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. Charles Lwanga & Companions, Martyrs:  Reading: Acts 19:1-8;  Gospel: Jn 16:29-33;  Tuesday –  Reading:  Acts 20:17-27; Gospel: Jn 17:1-11a;   Wednesday -   St. Boniface, Bishop & Martyr:  Reading: Acts 20:28-38;  Gospel: Jn 17:11b-19;  Thursday – St. Norbert, Bishop:  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;  Sunday;  Reading 1:  Acts 2:1-11;    Reading 2: Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Rom 8:8-17;   Gospel:  Jn 20:19-23 or Jn 14:15-16, 23b-26 




St. Charles 

St. Charles Picnic News:     St. Charles Picnic Committee: We will have our last organizational meeting this Sunday, June 2 after Mass in the parish hall. Stand chairpersons are encouraged to attend to get final arrangements. Other interested parishioners are invited to attend also.    Kids Games Stand for picnic – We are holding a toy drive for inexpensive, gently used or new toys to be used as prizes for the games.  Please put them in the tub in the back of church.     We will need baskets for the picnic. Each parishioner donates 2 baskets worth about $10 or more each, or can donate cash to cover cost of purchasing items to make baskets. Bring baskets or money by June 23. Put baskets in back of church or contact Irene at 787-2099 or 314-0211. Money can be put in the collection basket labeled “Baskets.”  NO wine baskets, please.   Thank you. 


St. Charles Secretary: Starting June 5, the office will be open from 8:30 to 10:30 AM on Wednesdays until school starts back up again. 


St. Charles sick list:  We are trying to update our sick list. If you know anyone on the list announced in church or in the bulletin, please confirm their health status. We invite you to add other people who also need our prayers. Call the church office and leave a message. 787-2781 




St. Michael 

St. Michael Parishioners – It is time to begin thinking about raffle prizes for our August 10 picnic.  Sign-up books are at the entrances to church until June 23 for you to write down your donation for the raffle.  You may also contact the parish office at 485-2265.  

Thank you to those that volunteered to clean church in the month of May.  Cleaners for the month of June beginning Sunday, June 2 are: Janet Bock, chairperson;  Jamie Kwiatkowski, Beth Dreas, Charla Chesnek, Shannon Pille 

St. Michael’s Calendar winners for June 2, 2019: Jordan & Kelsey Kellerman, Pinckneyville, IL & Elmer Lamczyk, Ashley, IL 

“God In My Life” Bible Study Group will meet on Thurs.,  June 6  at 6:30 PM in the church basement.  Paulette & Brian 

St. Michael Parish Council will have one opening on the Council.  If you are interested in serving as a Parish Council member or wish to nominate someone, please submit a signed nomination slip in the collection basket or in the collection boxes located at the entrances to the church.  You may nominate yourself or someone else.  See nomination slips in the pews.  Nominations will be taken until June 2.  Thank you to Mary Dreas for her 2-year terms on the Parish Council.  



The Rest  

St. Charles/St. Michael Vacation Bible School:  There will be a meeting on Wednesday, June 5 at St. Charles.  This is for anyone who would like to help in any way, whether you want to teach a class, help with decorating, or just offer a helping hand.  The meeting will begin at 7 PM.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, but would like to help, please contact me prior to the meeting.  VBS will run from August 4-8 in the evenings.  Also, if you are planning on sending your child to VBS, please let me know by June 5 - (214-7209).  Two things have to happen in order to have VBS this year.   We need some people to teach and we need to have at least 15 children that are going to attend.  Thank you.  Judy  


St. Ann Catholic School is looking to hire a part-time After School Program Director. Hours are Monday through Friday during the school year from 3:15-5:30 p.m. and follow the school schedule. Applicant must be diocesan compliant with all child safety requirements met. Please submit application to the school office or call 618-327-8741 for more information.  Pierre N. Antoine, Principal 




This Week’s Schedule of Events 


SaturdayJune 1   5:00pm Mass           St. Charles ParishionersDuBois 


SundayJune 2   8:00am Mass           Bernice JanowskiDuBois 

   Ascension of the Lord 


SundayJune 2 10:00am Mass           55th Wedding Anniversary – 

   Ascension of the Lord                                                 Jerome & JoAnn Barczewski Radom 


MondayJune 3   No Mass     


TuesdayJune 4              8:00am Mass            Bernice JanowskiDuBois 



Wednesday      June 5   6:00pm                     Adoration of the Blessed SacramentRadom          


Wednesday      June 5   6:30pm Mass           Edward MichalskiRadom 


ThursdayJune 6   8:00am Mass            Those Affected by Recent Tornadoes 

And FloodsDuBois 


FridayJune 7   8:00am Mass           Lillian Winka    Radom 


SaturdayJune 8   5:00pm Mass           Favorable Farming WeatherDuBois 


SundayJune 9   8:00am Mass           Gary Zmudzinski, Sr. DuBois 


SundayJune 9 10:00am Mass           Rose & Mike NadolskiRadom 






 The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal… Blessed to receive, chosen to give        Each year the success of The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal depends upon the generous response of every Catholic household -- it depends on you!!  Every dollar donated to The Appeal is restricted and supports only the work of 15 diocesan ministries which serve thousands of people throughout southern Illinois each year.  To learn more about the good works your gift makes possible, visit and click on The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal poster or call Judy Phillips at 618-722-5007 – she’d love to hear from you! 


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                                    The Ascension of the Lord – [Thursday, May 30 or] Sunday, June 2, 2019  

              Acts 1:1-11.  Psalm 47:2-3, 6-7, 8-9.  Ephesians 1:17-23.  OR  Hebrews 9:24-28; 10:19-23.  Luke 24:46-53.   

Going but not leaving.  There is a paradox, a mystery, really, today.  Jesus announces his going into heaven – but blesses his followers before leaving.  This blessing clothes them – and us – in garments of Baptism so that we may witness to all things Christic in this world and in the next.  This blessing clothes us in him.   


Liturgical Assistants 



St. Charles Borromeo 


Saturday, June 8, 2019 – 5:00p.m. Mass – Lector: Judy Pieszchalski;  Eucharistic Ministers: Host: Charlotte Dalman;  Cup: Rosalie Kostecki, Judy Pieszchalski;  Servers:  Dillon Banach, Kaden & Kassidy Linkey;   Offertory:  St. Charles Parishioners;   June Ushers: Ken Klaybor, Chip Kujawa, Don Pieszchalski  

Sunday, June 9, 2019 – 8:00a.m. Mass – Lector: Rich Majewski;  Eucharistic Ministers: Host: Rich Majewski; Cup: Wally Waldman, Rick Reidelberger;  Choir: Host: Scott Kreger;  Cup: Pat Waldman;  Servers:  Colleen & Todd Jahnke, Sarah Zyk;  Offertory: Family of Gary Zmudzinski, Sr.;   Rosary Leader:  Rich Majewski;  June Ushers: Jim Wojtowicz, Jack Boczek, Marion Buretta 

St. Charles Borromeo Contributions – May 26, 2019:  Adult Envelopes: $1608.00;  Loose: $140.00;  Seminarian Education Collection:  $50.00;   CSMA: $15;  Home Mission Appeal:  $25.00 


St. Michael the Archangel: 

Sunday, June 9, 2019 – 10:00a.m. Mass – Lector: Patrick Suchomski;   Eucharistic Ministers:  Host: Stacy Helm;  Cup: Mike Chwasczinski, Fred Epplin;  Servers:  Tommy Herzog, Mason Wisniewski ;   June Ushers for Sunday:   Fred Epplin, Ken Gill, Bob Gill, Louis Kasban, Herman Kryger, Alex Kujawa;    Offertory: Family of  Mike & Rose Nadolski;   Organist:  Jackie Herzog;   Rosary:  Clarence Lamczyk 



St. Michael the Archangel Contributions – May 26, 2019:   Adult Envelopes: $2049.00;  Loose: $88.00;  Youth: $14.00;  Seminarian Education Collection: $125.00 

Please Remember in your Prayers 

Rhonda Aldridge, Ann Barciszewski, Dan Barczewski, JoAnn Barczewski, Linda Behrle, Scott Bevil, Linda Blackstad, Cheryl Blumhorst, Evelyn Bochantin, Kara Borowiak, George Carrigan, Florence Chwasczinski, Paul Chwasczinski, Helena Ciesielski, Jill Cox, Tammy Dial, Stephen Ellis, Marie Freeman, Adam Gibson, Ted Guinzy, Douglas Habbe, Eric Harris, Zorab Hagopian, Krystal Henry, Larry Huett, Tina Pedtke Jackson, Virginia Jahnke, Leonard Janowski, Daniel Kania, Pauline Kania, Cindy Kasban, Katie Kauer, Jacalyn Keller, Russ Kohnen, Stan Kostecki, Jane Kujawa, Theresa Kujawa, Dennis Kwiatkowski, Andrew Lamczyk, Kailie Laramie, James Lashley, Emily Lentz and Baby, Jerry Leonard, Marty Lepacek, Clara Liszewski, Geraldine Liszewski, Irene Luchinski, Joe Lukasik, Ellen Werner Lusko, Regina Matecki, Rev. Dale Maxfield, Robert McKinzie, Nora McMeans, Connie Moore, Danny Morgan, Daniel Morski, Sr., Joann Mossa, George Nadolski, Rita Nadolski, Callen Newborn, Ben Peters, Tony Prange, Shelia Patton, Linda Przygoda, Rev. Joseph Rascher, Rustin Robinson, Tracy Sanders, Msgr. Ken Schaefer, Elizabeth Schultz, Kathy Sikora,  Bill Smalley, James Swambar, David Szramkowski, Debbie Szatkowski,  Evelyn Szatkowski,  Stacie Webb & Baby Sullivan, Luke & MaryAnn Tomaszewski,  Nanette Williams, Theresa Williams, Ainsley Wills, Wayne Wilson, Kay Winka, Don Wisniewski, David Witges, Becky Wojtowicz, Dave & Rosemary Wojtowicz, Michael Wojtowicz, Pat Zelasko, Bernice Zienta and Amber Zoller, Pope Benedict XVI Emeritus   

Our Sympathy to the Families of Louis Waier and Frances Hoffman 

Through baptism they were buried with Christ; and just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, they too will be raised to live in newness of life with God’s elect in heaven (Rom 6:4).  Almost two years ago when we honored some members of St. Michael’s parish who were in their nineties as part of the parish’s patron feast day celebration, Louis Waier was among the honorees.  This year, it pleased the Lord to call home, not only Louis Waier but also Frances Hoffman, a member of St. Charles Borromeo parish.  On behalf of the members of both parishes, I express our sincere condolences to the members of both families praying to God the Almighty Father who called them from this life to grant them eternal rest in heaven.  May he comfort the families they left behind with the assurance of the resurrection when we shall all rise in the Lord to part no more.  Be assured of our prayers for you as you go through this painful period of losing your dear parents.  Fr. Oliver Nwachukwu, Ph.D.