52 South 3rd St., PO Box 128

Radom, Illinois 62876


St. Michael's Church





























The Baptism of the Lord  --  January 10, 2021

​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:  stmichaelsradom@frontier.com                                                                      E-Mail:   stcharleschurch@wisperhome.com

​Website:  www.stmichaelradom.com                                                                            Website:  scbc.worthyofpraise.org

                                                                                                                                                                                                          Weekend Mass:  Saturday 5:00p.m.

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

                                                                                                                                        Sunday - Also Livestreamed at 8AM

Office Hours: Tues., Thurs. Fri.  9am-3pm                                                                      Office Hours:  Wed., 4:00-5:00pm

Administrative Staff

Father Oliver Nwachukwu, Ph. D. (Administrator)

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

Carla Chesnek (PSR - Radom)                                                                                 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)                                                      Jack Boczek(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 -      Reading 1:  Hebrews 1:1-6;   Gospel: Mk 1:14-20:     Tuesday -    Reading:   Hebrews 2:5-12;     Gospel:  Mk 1:21-28;      Wednesday -  St. Hilary, Bishop and Doctor of the Church:     Reading: Hebrews 2:14-18;    Gospel: Mk 1:29-39:      Thursday:     Reading: Hebrews 3:7-14;   Gospel: Mk 1:40-45;       Friday -   Reading 1:  Hebrews 4:1-5, 11;     Gospel:  Mk 2:1-12:    Saturday  -   Reading:  Hebrews 4:12-16:   Gospel:   Mk 2:13-17;   Sunday -   Second in Ordinary Time:  Reading 1: 1 Samuel 3:3b-10,, 19;   Reading 2: 1 Cor 6:13c-15a, 17-20;   Gospel:  Jn 1:35-42

St. Charles Borromeo

St. Charles Contributions:  Adults:  $556.00;  Loose: $205.00;   Jan. 1 collection: $356.00;  Christmas:  $150.00;  CSMA: $100.00

On February 7, 2021 - For the Chicken & Dumpling fundraiser we will be selling chicken & dumplings ONLY after Sunday Mass until all are gone.  Contact Becky Wisneski, 214-6835 - text or message) if interested in purchasing some.  No dry dumplings will be sold. 

The St. Charles Annual Snowball Dance and Silent Auction will not be held this year because of the COVID-19 pandermic.  We are holding an Online Silent Auction to help fund our youth activities in the parish.  The auction goes live on January 1 and runs through January 16.  There are 10 items available on the auction;  all proceeds go to the St. Charles Youth Ministry.  Go to our Facebook Event at https://www.facebook.com/events/156763402517435/ for more information, or directly to the auction at https://app.galabid.com/scbcsnowball/items.  Register to bid on your smartphone -  here's how http://scbc.worthyofpraise.org/sms-how-to-scbcsnowball.pdf or through a web browser like this http://scbc.worthyofpraise.org/browser-how-to-scbcsnowball.pdf - we hope you enjoy the experience.  There are links to all these on our website and our Facebook page.  Please feel free to copy and share the links to your friends and Facebook newsfeeds.  We need to broadcast this to as many people as possible.       

By the way, if you don't want to bid but would just like to make a donation to the Youth Group, there's an item for that as well.  If you have any questions about the auction, call Monica at 618-318-6802.

St. Charles 2021 church envelopes are available in the back of church.  Please pick yours up and perhaps a relative's or neighbor's who can't come to church.

There will NOT be a CDA meeting in January.  Our next meeting will be Feb. 15, 2021.  Judy P.

St. Michael the Archangel

St. Michael's Calendar winners for January 10, 2021:  Hayden Kujawa, Scheller, IL & Cindy Kasban, Ashley, IL

St. Michael's Contributions:  Jan. 1, 2021 collection:  Adults: $545.00;  Loose: $40.00

January 3 collection:  Adults: $760.00;  Loose: $347.00;  Maintenance:  $760.00;  Donations in memory of Alice Pytlinski:  Church - $500.00;  Cemetery: $940.00;  Donations in memory of Ray Holtz:  Church - $935.00;  Cemetery - $70.00

Due to the COVID-19 virus we are not having our February dance, but we are having our $13,000 Giveaway Raffle drawing on February 28, 2021.  Ticket order forms are at the entrance to the church.  Tickets are also available by contacting the parish office, Beverly Schindelar, 485-6455;  Jerry Watters, 485-2299;  Marvin Winka, 485-2748;  or Bernadine Kabat, 279-3466.  Tickets are also available at the Farmers & Merchants Banks (Ashley and DuBois).  We will draw 5 Early Bird tickets on Feb. 11, 2021 for a free ticket or $50 (winners choice).  These winning tickets will be re-entered for the February 28, 2021 drawing to be held in church after the Mass.   

We are needing volunteers to lector at Mass.  Please consider helping us out by volunteering to lector.  Thank you!

Thank you to those that volunteered to clean church in the month of December.  Cleaners for the month of January 2021:  Sherry Kobus, chairperson;  Mary Dreas, Rita Gajewski

We will be taking down the Christmas decorations on Saturday, Jan. 16 beginning at 9:30 AM.  Any and all help would be appreciated.  Deanne

Our Appreciation to the Families of Alice Pytlinski and Raymond Holtz​

    While we continue to pray for the happy repose of the souls of Alice Pytlinski and Ray Holtz, be it known to the parishioners of St. Michael the Archangel Church, that the family of Alice Pytlinski donated $940 to the Cemetery Fund and $500 to the Church Fund in memory of Alice, while Ray Holtz's family donated $935 to the Church fund and $70 to the Cemetery in memory of Ray.  Masses will be celebrated in due time for the happy repose of their souls and God's comforting grace upon their families and friends left to morn their exit.  

     Thank you for including the well-being of our parish in your good wishes in memory of Alice and Ray.  Be assured of our prayers for you as you go through this painful period of losing your dear ones.  May their souls rest in peace.  Fr. Oliver Nwachukwu, Ph.D. 

Please Remember in your Prayers

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

Polishfest shirts are available for purchase.  Short sleeve Tees are $15-$18 each.  Crewneck Sweatshirts are $20-$25 each.  Hoodies are $25-$20 each.  You can get them at the Farmers and Merchants Bank in DuBois or at the Mule Barn.

Knights of Columbus meeting is Thursday, Jan. 14th at 7 PM.

Respect Life Corner - "Thus says the Lord; all you are thirsty, come to the water."  In Isaiah 55, Reading One, we receive an invitation to receive the fullness of God's love that He has for each one of us.  God asks for one thing: for us to listen to Him.  "Come to Me heedfully, listen, that you may have life."  The invitation to come to the water represents the fullness of life that God promises.  The water also represents the water of baptism that frees us from original sin.  Once things return to normal, we will be able to make the sign of the Cross again with Holy water that symbolizes our own baptism.   Learn, Act, Connect and Pray  --We must understand that God's ways are not our ways.  Listening to Him requires us to prayerfully suspend our human expectations.  Through prayer we must discern the seeds that He is planting in the world for us.  Those who pray and listen to Him will see the seeds grow and blossom.

"RACIAL HARMONY PRAYER SERVICE:  You are invited to attend a special Ecumenical Prayer Service for racial harmony in connection with observance of the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  The service will be held at the Cathedral on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at 2 PM.  Bishop Michael McGovern will deliver the sermon.  Since seating will be limited, please contact St. Augustine of Hippo Church at 618-274-0655 to reserve a seat.  This event is being sponsored by the Diocesan Racial Justice and Equity initiative."  

This Week's Schedule of Events

Saturday        Jan. 9           5:00pm Mass         Leo & Ann Pieszchalski                                                               Radom

Sunday          Jan. 10         8:00am Mass        Jerry Dalman                                                                                            

                                                                           (Also Live Streamed from St. Charles at 8 AM)                      DuBois

Sunday          Jan. 10         8:00-10:00am        PSR Classes                                                                              Radom

Sunday          Jan. 10        10:00am Mass       Elizabeth & Walter Kasban                                                        Radom                                                                 

Monday         Jan. 11          No Mass                                                                                       


​Tuesday        Jan. 12          8:00am Mass         Bernice Janowski                                                                    DuBois                                                                                                                                                          

​Wednesday   Jan. 13         No Mass

Thursday      Jan. 14           No Mass

Friday            Jan. 15          No Mass


Saturday        Jan. 16         5:00pm Mass          Anne Szopinski, Bobbi Kwiatkowski                                        Radom


Sunday          Jan. 17         8:00am Mass          Hilda Wojtowicz                                                                           DuBois

                                                                                      (Mass also live-streamed at 8 AM)


Sunday         Jan. 17        10:00am Mass           Stanley & Mabel Chwasczinski                                                   Radom

Our Sympathy to Francis J. Grabowski's Family

"The Souls of the just are in God's hands, no torment shall touch them"  (Wis 3:1).

   Although Francis Grabowski lived in Troy, IL with his wife Bernice before the Lord called him to rest on December 25, 2020, he remained connected with St. Charles Borromeo Church.  Along with his family they donated the piece of property at the entrance to St. Charles Cemetery on which the sign post of St. Charles Cemetery rests.  Once in a while, they send money for the maintenance of the Cemetery.

   On behalf of the parishioners of St. Charles Borromeo, I express our sympathy to Bernice and her family on the death of Frank.  May God who called him from this earthly life grant him eternal rest in heaven.  May He comfort you with the assurance of the promised hope in 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 one.  Fr. Oliver Nwachukwu, Ph.D. 

The Baptism of the Lord, Solemnity, January 10, 2021

God Shows No Partiality.  Saint Peter speaks the truth.  God is impartial.  For everyone who acts uprightly is acceptable.  Everyone.  Politics may be partisan at times, but Christians can never be.  Indeed, Baptism makes us all alike  --  with differing gifts and charisms  --  but all in the image of Christ whose name we bear.  God says to us as well:  "I am well pleased."