St. Michael's Church

52 South 3rd St., PO Box 128

Radom, Illinois 62876


Fourth Sunday of Easter--  May 12, 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 

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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 –   Our Lady of Fatima:  Reading: Acts 11:1-18;  Gospel: Jn 10:1-10;  Tuesday – St. Matthias, Apostle:    Reading:  Acts 1:15-17, 20-26; Gospel: Jn 15:9-17;   Wednesday -   St. Isidore:   Reading: Acts 12:24-13:5a;  Gospel: Jn 12:44-50;  Thursday – Reading: Acts 13:13-25;  Gospel: Jn 13:16-20;  Friday –    Reading: Acts 13:26-33;   Gospel: Jn 14:1-6;  Saturday –  St. John 1, Pope & Martyr:  Reading: Acts 13:44-52;  Gospel: Jn 14:7-14;  Sunday;  Reading 1:  Acts 14:21-27;   Reading 2: Rv 21:1-5a;  Gospel:  Jn 13:31-33a, 34-35 




St. Charles 


Sign up book for raffle donations towards our parish picnic on July 27 are in the back of the church.    We will appreciate it if we can get everything together in time to have the raffle booklets printed.  Thank you.   Josephine McCowen 

Our next Catholic Daughters meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 20 at St. Charles. The meeting will begin at 7:00 pm. Committee members are: Door Prize-Rose Pestka, Student Burse-Judy Pieszchalski, Bingo Prizes-Barb Pokorny and Kathy Rulevish. Committee members are to bring refreshments. We are asking that if you haven't paid your dues yet, please do so as soon as possible. Thank you.  Judy 


St. Michael 

The old Air Conditioner System for the north side of the church has been replaced at a cost of $20,280.00.    

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.  We want to thank Mary Dreas for the two-year terms to our parish as a Parish Council member.   

Thank you to those that volunteered to clean church in the month of April.  Cleaners for the month of May beginning Sunday, May 5 are: Sherry Kobus, chairperson,  Mary Dreas, Caroline Winkeler, Rita Gajewski 

St. Michael’s Calendar winners for May 12, 2019: Bill Smalley, Ashley, IL & Aaron Dreas, Nashville, IL  

Picnic Meeting:  There will be a picnic meeting next Sunday, May 19 after the 10 AM Mass.  All chairpersons and any interested parishioners who would be able to help with a committee are urged to attend. 

Our Appreciation to Laverne Carter and Her Family – As we continue to pray for the happy repose of the soul of Caroline Dalman, and at the same time ask for God’s comforting grace upon her family, be it known to the parishioners of St. Michael the Archangel Church that Laverne Carter and her family donated $70 to St. Michael’s Church and $50 to the Cemetery Fund in memory of Caroline Dalman.  Masses will be celebrated in due time for Caroline Dalman as requested by her family and friends.  Thank you for including the well-being of our parish in your good wishes for Caroline. May God bless you and your family.  Fr. Oliver Nwachukwu, Ph.D.  

The Rest  

We would like to thank Father Oliver, St. Charles and St. Michael parishioners for all their prayers, donations and kind words.  You will not be forgotten.  Stanley, Rosalie and Family 

Illinois Right to Life’s 51st Annual Banquet  --  Please join us on Friday, May 17, 2019, at the Carlisle in Lombard, IL. Cocktail hour begins at 6pm, followed by dinner and a program at 7pm. Our keynote speaker will be Trey Gowdy, former Congressman and outspoken pro-life advocate. This is our largest fundraiser of the year. It will determine just how many hearts and minds we can change and lives we can save, as we work to restore a culture that respects and protects human life in Illinois. We hope you can join us!  To purchase tickets, go to or call 312.422.9300.  

TEC (Teens Encounter Christ)       Calling all juniors and seniors in high school: TEC (Teens Encounter Christ) weekends: June 8-10, 2019 at Mater Dei High School in Breese, IL,  January 18-20, 2020 (location TBA), and February 16-18, 2020 at St. Mary's in Mt. Vernon, IL. Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) is a three-day Catholic  retreat for the young adults of Southern Illinois. It's a place for older teens and young adults to reflect-through talks, skits, art, music, sacraments, 

fellowship and fun-on where they are in life and where they're going, where God fits in, where their faith is leading them, and how they can live their faith with love, joy and courage. TEC is also open to adult observers (18+). To learn more and/or to apply visit:   Thank you.     Mike Sandheinrich, Belleville TEC Board 






This Week’s Schedule of Events 


SaturdayMay 11   5:00pm Mass           Bernice JanowskiDuBois 


 SundayMay 12   8:00am Mass           Oley BochantinDuBois 


 SundayMay 12 10:00am Mass           Leona Michalski & Kozuszek Family Radom 


MondayMay 13   No Mass     


TuesdayMay 14              8:00am Mass            Carla SzablowskiDuBois 


TuesdayMay 14   6:00pm                      Parish Council & Finance MeetingDuBois 



Wednesday      May 15   6:00pm                     Adoration of the Blessed SacramentRadom          


Wednesday      May 15   6:30pm Mass           Margaret Przygoda, Connie TomaszewskiRadom 


ThursdayMay 16   8:00am Mass            Loretta ReidelbergerDuBois 


ThursdayMay 16   7:00pm Mass            ConfirmationRadom 


 FridayMay 17   8:00am Mass           Ray & Clara Dreas     Radom 


 SaturdayMay 18   5:00pm Mass           St. Charles ParishionersDuBois 


 SundayMay 19   8:00am Mass           Don WildDuBois 


 SundayMay 19 10:00am Mass           Leonard Kujawa Radom 


SundayMay 19                                             Sweet TreatRadom 






   Mothers,  we cannot thank you enough or wish you enough of happy Mother’s day on this your special day as if it were only a one-day appreciation to you and to God for all you do for us.  But suffice it to say, we are blessed to have you as committed participants in our physical and spiritual lives.  May God be blessed in you.   

   Motherhood is a gift from God, a divinely-inspired priceless guarantor to the regeneration of our human race.  We are blessed as humans to be made partakers in the divine act of creation that ensures the indestructible union of God with creation in his image and likeness.  While we thank God for the gift of life, we thank him specially for the gift of mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers of our parishes who, in many respects have unrelentlessly followed the examples of the holy women in the Bible to extend their loving maternal characters to the well-being of our parish life in all her activities.  May God bless you and all other mothers who worship with us in our parishes.  To our dear mothers, grandmothers  and great-grandmothers who have departed this earthly life, may they rest in peace as we honor them with flowers on their graves.  God’s blessings to you all and your families.  Fr. Oliver Nwachukwu, Ph.D.  


 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! 



Seminarian Education Special Collection – 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, will be taken up May 18-19.  At present we are blessed with five seminarians.  Please prayerfully consider a gift to this year’s Seminarian Education Collection to support our diocese’s future priests.  Thank you for your cooperation and generosity.  


Liturgical Assistants 



St. Charles Borromeo 


Saturday, May 18, 2019 – 5:00p.m. Mass – Lector: Judy Pieszchalski;  Eucharistic Ministers: Host: Charlotte Dalman;  Cup: Judy Pieszchalski, Christina Zmudzinski;  Servers:  Dillon Banach, Kaden & Kassidy Linkey;   Offertory: St Charles Parishioners;   May Ushers: Brian Polczynski, Joe Dalman, Ray Restoff 

Sunday, May 19, 2019 – 8:00a.m. Mass – Lector: Ellen Boczek;  Eucharistic Ministers: Host: Kathy Conner; Cup: Scott Kreger, Rich Majewski;  Choir: Host: Chris Jahnke;  Cup: Tammy Jahnke;  Servers:  Colleen & Todd Jahnke, Sarah Restoff;  Offertory: Family of Don Wild;   Rosary Leader:  Susan Zmudzinski, Sarah Kary;  May Ushers: Cliff Polczynski, Gene Waldman, Mike Wisneski 

St. Charles Borromeo Contributions – May 5, 2019:  Adult Envelopes: $2267.00;  Loose: $82.00;  Catholic Missions: $5.00;  Stipend: $10.00;  Capital Development: $100.00 


St. Michael the Archangel: 

Sunday, May 19, 2019 – 10:00a.m. Mass – Lector: Matt Chesnek;   Eucharistic Ministers:  Host: JoAnn Barczewski;  Cup: Jerome Barczewski, Stella Pedtke;  Servers:  Jada & Makayla Winka, Alexys Spratt Winka ; May Ushers for Sunday:   Matt Chesnek, Dustin Chesnek, Bill Chesnek, Mike Chwasczinski, Jerome Dreas, James Dreas;    Offertory: Family of Leonard Kujawa;   Organist:  Hayley Kwiatkowski;   Rosary:  Dominic Grzegorek 



St. Michael the Archangel Contributions – May 5, 2019:   Adult Envelopes: $1494.00;  Loose: $289.00;  Youth: $4.00;  Easter Envelopes: $725.00; Catholic Home Missions: $20.00; Maintenance: $1269.00;  Air Conditioner Project: $45.00;  Caroline Dalman Memorials:  Cemetery - $50.00;  Church: $70.00. 

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, 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, Louis Waier, 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   

Fourth Sunday of Easter –May 12, 2019 


Acts 13:14, 43-52. Psalm 100:1-2, 3, 5. Revelation 7:9, 14b-17. John 10:27-30. 


Sheep and Shepherd. There is a huge mosaic on the back wall of the sanctuary in my parish church. It is of Jesus caring for the flock. Every Sunday, when I pay attention, I see the spoken Word of God, with arms outstretched, caring for me and for us. Jesus the Christ is Good Shepherd for us all.