St. Michael's Church


52 South 3rd St., PO Box 128

Radom, Illinois 62876





























Twenty-Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time - September 20, 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    . TBD                                                                                 Weekend Mass:  Sunday   9:00a.m.

                                                                                                                                        Sunday - Also Livestreamed at 9AM

Office Hours: Tues., Thurs. Fri.  9am-3pm                                                                   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. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist:   Reading:  Eph 4:1-7, 11-13;    Gospel:  Mt 9:9-13;     Tuesday -   Reading:  Pro 21:1-6, 10-13;    Gospel:  Lk 8:19-21;      Wednesday -   St. Pius of Pietrelcina, Priest:    Reading: Pro 30:5-9;    Gospel: Lk 9:1-6:   Thursday:    Reading:  Eccl 1:2-11;     Gospel: Lk  9:7-9;    Friday -   Reading:  Eccl 3:1-11;    Gospel:  Lk 9:18-22;     Saturday  -   Reading: Eccl 11:9--12:8;   Gospel: Lk 9:43b-45;   Sunday - Reading 1:  Ez 18:25-28;  Reading 2: Phil 1:1-11 or 1:1-5;   Gospel:  Mt 21:28-32

St. Charles Borromeo

St. Charles Contributions:  Adults:  $1271.00;    Loose:  $50.00;   Capital Development: $45.00;  Priests Retirement: $147.00;  Cemetery: $20.00

St. Michael the Archangel

St. Michael's Altar & Sodality's raffle drawing will be held on Sunday, Oct. 4.  There are tickets on a table at the south entrance to the church and at the entrance of the church at St. Charles.    Please take tickets to sell to friends and family.  If you have any sold tickets, please turn them in the collection basket, drop the tickets off at the office or give them to one of the officers:  Janet Bock, Frances Smalley, Dianne Kujawa or Mary Rokicki

St. Michael's Calendar winners for September 20, 2020:  Kenneth Traiteur, Creal Springs, IL & Ray Holtz, DuBois, IL

St. Michael's Contributions:  Envelopes: Adults:  $1272.00;   Loose:  $9.00;   Picnic Donations:  $175.00;  Maintenance: $260.00;  PSR Registration:  $25.00;  Pete Smalley Memorials:  Church - $75.00 and Cemetery: $95.00

Thank you to those who have donated toward the picnic fund.  To date we have $14,100.00  in donations.   We appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity.  Think of what you would spend on your donations for the raffle, for purchasing food for the picnic, picnic stand items and your time when making your donation.  Your donation can be given at any time that is convenient in person at the church office, in the mail or drop it in the collection basket, marked "picnic donation."  We thank you in advance as you plan to contribute toward the good of our parish.

Mark Your Calendars - St. Michael Rummage Sale is scheduled for Oct. 8, 9, 10 & 11.  If you would like to donate items for the rummage sale you can drop the items off on Monday, Sept. 21 - 1:30 - 4pm;  Tuesday, Sept. 22 - 9am - 4pm;  and Thursday, Sept. 24 - 1:30-4pm.  If these times are not convenient for you, call Debbie at 308-0280 or Beverly at 485-6455 to set up a time.  Helpers are needed to set out items each day.  Any and all help would be most appreciated.  

Thank you to those that volunteered to clean the church in the month of August.  Cleaners for the month of September beginning Sunday, Sept. 6: Sherry Kobus, chairperson: Mary Dreas, Caroline Winkeler, Rita Gajewski

Knights of Columbus Scholarship applications are available.   Copies are at the entrance to the churches or you can pick one up at the KC Hall, DuBois.

Our Appreciation to Pete Smalley's Family  -  As we continue to pray for the happy repose of the soul of Pete Smalley, let it be known to the parishioners of St. Michael the Archangel Church that the family of Pete Smalley donated $75.00 to the church fund and $95.00 to the cemetery account in memory of Pete Smalley.  Thank you for including the well-being of our parish in your good wishes for Pete.  Masses will be celebrated in due time for the happy repose of the soul of Pete as requested by his family and friends.  May he rest in peace.  Fr. Oliver Nwachukwu, Ph.D.

Please Remember in your Prayers

Rhonda Aldridge, Dan Barczewski, JoAnn Barczewski, Linda Behrle, Scott Bevil,  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, Ray Holtz,  Larry Huett, Tina Pedtke Jackson, Virginia Jahnke, Leonard Janowski,  Daniel Kania, Pauline Kania, Cindy Kasban,Katie Kauer, Russ Kohnen, Sharon Kubiak, Ernie Kujawa, Jane Kujawa,  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, Robbie Morgan,  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,  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, Don Wisniewski,  Becky Wojtowicz, Dave & Rosemary Wojtowicz, Michael Wojtowicz, Bernie Zienta,  Amber Zoller, Pope Benedict XVI Emeritus.

This Week's Schedule of Events

Saturday         Sept. 19        5:00pm Mass         John & Helen Grzegorek                                                           Radom

Sunday          Sept. 20        9:00am Mass         Ray & Irene Sherman                                                              DuBois

                                                                           (Also Live Streamed from St. Charles at 9 AM)

​Tuesday        Sept. 22          8:00am Mass         Eleanor Bogucki                                                                     DuBois 

​Wednesday   Sept. 23         6:00pm                  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament                                     Radom

Wednesday   Sept. 23         6:30pm Mass        George Nadolski                                                                      Radom


Thursday       Sept. 24         8:00am Mass        Ted & Virginia Keil                                                                   DuBois

Friday            Sept. 25        9:00am Mass         Basia & Jack Czajkowski Jr.                                                    Radom

Saturday        Sept. 26        5:00pm Mass        St. Michael Parishioners & First Communicants                   Radom


Sunday          Sept.  27        9:00am Mass        Stanley Kostecki                                                                       DuBois

                                                                         (Mass also Livestreamed at 9 am)


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

                                                          Twenty-Fifth  in Ordinary Time -  September 20, 2020

How Things Work in the Kingdom of Heaven.  This parable about kingdom living may rile us up.  God is as generous to the late-comers to kingdom work as to those who labored longer and, perhaps, harder.  Really?  It is true.  God is so generous, so loving, so good - with ways and thoughts above our thoughts.

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.

Bishop Michael McGovern and Fr. Nick Junker, Diocesan Vocation Director, are inviting young men interested in learning more about the Catholic priesthood to participate inn a St. Andrew Dinner.  Young men, ages 14 thru 25, are invited to attend; parents are also welcome.  The first St. Andrew Dinner will be Sunday, Sept. 27, at Gibault Catholic High School beginning at 4 PM.  The afternoon includes supper and input from a recently ordained priest, Fr. Nick  Fleming followed by Q&A about the life of a Catholic Priest.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Fr. Nick Junker at 618-722-5035 or e-mail  

The Knights Columbus, DuBois will resume the Queen of Hearts game on September 22.

On September at 6 PM, help is needed to remove all furniture for floor refinishing at the KC Hall.  Please come to help.  Thank you.

CRS Quilt Raffle:  Handstitched Quilt Raffle for COVID and HUNGER RELIEF is being sponsored by our Diocese for Catholic Relief Service and its life saving work in over 120 countries during the Covid crisis.  While we are really inconvenienced, many are desperate for food and health care.  Chances for a beautiful navy, white, blue, and gray queen sized (92x110) quilt are at the entrances to our churches.  Chances are $5.00 a ticket.  Drawing will be Oct. 15, 2020.  Tickets must be turned in by Oct. 10th to St. Rose Church, 18010 St. Rose Road, St. Rose, IL  62230.