St. Michael's Church

52 South 3rd St., PO Box 128

Radom, Illinois 62876


Second Sunday Of Lent – March 17, 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         8:00a.m. 

Weekend Mass:   Sunday       10:00a.m. 

Office Hours: Tues., Thurs., Fri. 9am-3pm    Office Hours:  Wed., 8:00-10:00a.m. 


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/Oley Bochantin (Cemetery- DuBois)   

                                                            Bernadine Kabat (Secretary-Radom)Rosalie Kostecki (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. Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop & Doctor of the Church:  Reading: Dn 9:4b-10;  Gospel: Lk 6:36-38;  Tuesday – St. Joseph, Spouse of The Blessed Virgin Mary:  Reading 1: 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16;  Reading 2:  Rom 4:13, 16-18; Gospel: Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a or Lk 2:41-51a;   Wednesday -   Reading: Jer 18:18-20;  Gospel: Mt 20:17-28;  Thursday –  Reading: Jer 17:5-10;  Gospel: Lk 16:19-31;   Friday –  Reading: Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a;  Gospel:  Mt 21:33-43;   Saturday –  St. Turibius or Mogrovejo, Bishop: Reading: Mi 7:14-15, 18-20;  Gospel: Lk 15:1-3, 11-32;  Sunday; Third Sunday of Lent:  Reading 1:  Ex 3:1-8a, 13-15;  Reading 2:  1 Cor 10:1-6, 10-12;  Gospel: Lk 13:1-9 



St. Charles 


On the Polishfest:  Thank you to all who participated in any form or shape toward the success of the Polishfest.  Special thanks to Irene Damazyn, the chief coordinator, the Polka Connection Band and Laura,  those who cleaned and decorated the church, all who donated items for the event, sold tickets, prepared the food, baked cakes, attended to the guests, etc.  In all, thank you for your team-spirited services.  God bless you.  Fr. Oliver Nwachukwu, Ph.D.  



St. Michael 

St. Michael Altar & Rosary Sodality Quilt & Cash Bingo – this Sunday, March 17 with doors opening at 11 AM and bingo starting at 1 PM.  Menu:  Baked Spaghetti, Rolls, Salad, Hot Dogs.  Raffle tickets are available at the entrances to the church.   

St. Michael’s Calendar winners for March 17, 2019: Nancy Bejma, Ashley, IL & Jacob Born, Des Moines, IA 

 “God in My Life” Study Group –  Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 6:30 PM.    Paulette & Brian  

We are needing lectors.  If you are interested in helping in this area, please contact the parish office.  Thank you! 

We will be collecting canned goods and other non-perishable items for the Food Pantry during Lent.  Boxes will be at the entrances to the church.  Mary Dreas 


The Rest   

Catholic Daughters meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 18 at St. Charles at 7:00pm. If you have not paid your dues for 2019, please do so. Thank you. Committee members for March meeting are: Door prize- Kami Heck, Student burse- Fran Hoffman, Bingo prizes- Rosalie Kostecki and Brenda Ksycki. NO REFRESHMENTS. Meetings are open to anyone who wants to learn more about the  Catholic Daughters.      Judy 


American Red Cross Blood Drive – Ashley/Radom Community – at St. Michael’s Church Basement, Radom on Tuesday, March 26 from 2 – 6 PM.   

St. Liborius Parish – Quilt Bingo, Sunday, March 31 at American Legion Hall, St. Libory, IL.  Sandwiches/Desserts serving begins at 11 AM and Games begin at 1 PM.   

Pinochle Tournament- March 17 at Todds Mill – hosted by St. Mary Magdalen; March 24 at Todds Mill hosted by St. Ann’s; and March 31 at Todds Mill.   Doors open at 11AM & play begins at Noon.  Beverages and lunch will be available for purchase.  

Sacred Heart Church, DuQuoin – Lenten Fish Fry – Every Friday from March 22 – April 12 from 4 – 7 PM at the Haffner Hall. 

Dance tickets for Mollie B are still available at the KC Hall or by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to Larry Spotanski, Box 104, DuBois, IL  62831 with check payable to DJC.  Tickets are $15 each. Please specify which date you are requesting tickets – Friday, March 29 from 7-11 PM with doors opening at 5 PM and Saturday, March 30 from 2-6 PM with doors opening at Noon.  

Immaculate Conception Parish, Tamaroa – All You Can Eat Breakfast on Sunday, March 17 from 7 AM – 12 Noon.  Includes Pancakes, Sausage, Eggs & Beverage.   Mass at 10 AM.  






This Week’s Schedule of Events 


SaturdayMarch 16   5:00pm Mass           Hattie KujawaRadom 


SundayMarch 17   8:00am Mass           Ignatz DamazynDuBois 


SundayMarch 17 10:00am Mass           Bill Short, George Nadolski, Jr. Radom 


Sunday             March 17                                            Sweet Treat                                                          Radom 


MondayMarch 18   No Mass     


TuesdayMarch 19          No Mass 



Wednesday      March 20   6:00pm                     Adoration of the Blessed SacramentRadom          


Wednesday      March 20   6:30pm Mass           Clarence Kabat & Tillie CzerwinskiRadom 


ThursdayMarch 21   8:00am Mass           Maria BartoszkiewiczDuBois 


FridayMarch 22   8:00am Mass           Mike RybackiRadom 


FridayMarch 22   6:00pm                     Stations of the CrossDuBois 


SaturdayMarch 23   5:00pm Mass           Martin KwiatkowskiRadom 


SundayMarch 24   8:00am Mass           Irene ShermanDuBois 


SundayMarch 24 10:00am Mass           Delores Bevil Radom 


Sunday   March 24          9:00am – 11:00am                 PSR Classes    DuBois   



                       The 2019 Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal…Blessed to receive, chosen to give 


A most heartfelt thanks to all those who have already responded with a gift to The 2019 Catholic Service and 

Ministry Appeal. If you have not done so as yet, there’s still plenty of time. One-time donations or pledges – in 

any amount – are needed and can be made through your parish or at (click on “Giving 

to the Diocese”). Your generosity supports 15 agencies and programs that daily serve thousands of people. 

Please consider making your gift today or at any time you are able in the coming months. We also ask 

for your prayers for the success of this year’s appeal and all those we serve. Thank you and may God bless you 

always.      Judy Phillips – Diocese of Belleville 




                                                     Second Sunday of Lent – 17 March 2019 


Genesis 15:5-12, 17-18. Psalm 27:1, 7-8, 8-9, 13-14. Philippians 3:17–4:1. Luke 9:28b-36. 


Escaping to pray. Jesus did it again. He stepped away from the hubbub of life to pray. He took three friends who were drowsed by sleep on this retreat. But pray he still did. And God spoke from the cloud. 

¨ How is prayer filling my lenten retreat, my lenten journey? 

¨ With whom will I go for some quiet and prayer? 

¨ What am I doing to listen for God’s voice? 






Liturgical Assistants 


Sunday, March 24, 2019 – 8:00a.m. Mass – Lector: Natalie Lynch;  Eucharistic Ministers: Host: Chris Jahnke; Cup: Tammy Jahnke, Scott Kreger;  Choir: Host: Rich Majewski;  Cup: Judy Pieszchalski;  Servers:  Kaden & Kassidy Linkey, Sarah Restoff;   Offertory: Family of Irene Sherman;   Rosary Leader:  Bob Konkel;  March Ushers: Joe Dalman, Jake Heck, Christ Jahnke 

St. Charles Borromeo Contributions – March 10, 2019:  Adult Envelopes: $1736.00; Loose: $388.00; Easter Flowers: $50.00;  Black & Indian Missions: $235.00;  CSMA: $245.00; Cemetery: $200.00; Reimbursement from St. Michael’s – Health Insurance: $1296.13 

St. Michael the Archangel: 


Saturday, March 23, 2019 – 5:00p.m.  Mass – Lector: Paulette Leonard;   Eucharistic Ministers:  Host: Paul Kubiak ;  Cup: Stella Pedtke, Bernadine Kabat ;  Servers:  Paityn Matecki, Abby Cottom, Alexys Spratt ;  March Ushers for Saturday: Dennis Kwiatkowski, Scott Matecki, Clarence Pedtke, Larry Pytlinski, Kevin Setzekorn, Tyler Setzekorn ;  Offertory:  Family of Martin Kwiatkowski;   Organist:  Jackie Herzog;     Rosary Leader:  Ray & Margie Holtz 


Sunday, March 24, 2019 – 10:00a.m. Mass – Lector: Patrick Suchomski;   Eucharistic Ministers:  Host: Valerie Zgonina;  Cup: Rita Gajewski, Fred Epplin;  Servers:  Ashley Ratermann,  Andy Brown ;  March Ushers for Sunday:  Paul Tomaszewski, Leo Suchomski, Patrick Suchomski, Larry Wachowski, Kevin Winka, Mark Winka;    Offertory: Family of Delores Bevil;   Organist:  Hayley Kwiatkowski;     Rosary Leader:  Severine Czerniejewski 


St. Michael the Archangel Contributions – March 10, 2019:   Adult Envelopes: $1959.00;  Loose: $183.00;  Youth: $10.00;  Black & Indian Missions: $282.00;  Maintenance: $565.00;  CSMA: $535.50 

Please Remember in your Prayers 

Rhonda Aldridge, Ann Barciszewski, Dan Barczewski, JoAnn Barczewski, Linda Behrle, Scott Bevil, Linda Blackstad, Cheryl Blumhorst, Evelyn Bochantin, Janet Bock, 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 & Bernice 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 Simmons, 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         


Confirmation – As many of you know, Confirmation will be celebrated on May 16 at St. Michael’s. Between the two parishes, we have eleven students being confirmed.  The students have been busy preparing for this very important event.  At this time, we are asking you to show your support for them.  You may ask, how can I do that? We have come up with a way for you to actively do just that! I will have slips of paper with a child’s name written on it. If you want to be actively involved in this program, please contact me and I will get the name of a student to you.  We ask that you say some extra prayers for this child, & perhaps offer some words of encouragement, either person-to-person or by written form. I know this is something new, so if you want to ask me about it, please don’t hesitate to call or text me at 618-214-7209.       Judy