St. Michael's Church

First Sunday of Advent – December 1, 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:  618-787-2781 Fax:  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 – 6:00pm 


Administrative Staff 

Father Oliver Nwachukwu, Ph.D. (Administrator) 

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

Carla Chesnek (PSR-Radom) 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 –    Reading: Is 4:2-6;  Gospel: Mt 8:5-11;  Tuesday – St. Francis Xavier, Priest:   Reading: Is 11;1-10;  Gospel: Lk 10:21-24;   Wednesday -  St. John Damascene, Priest & Doctor of the Church:  Reading: Is 25:6-10a;  Gospel: Mt 15:29-37;  Thursday –   Reading: Is 26:1-6; Gospel: Mt 7:21, 24-27;  Friday – St. Nicholas, Bishop:  Reading:  Is 29:17-24;  Gospel: Mt  9:27-31;  Saturday –  St. Ambrose, Bishop & Doctor of the Church:   Reading:  Is 30:19-21, 23-26;  Gospel: Mt 9:35-10:1, 5a, 6-8:   Sunday;  Reading 1: Is 11:1-10:  Reading 2:  Rom 15:4-9;  Gospel:  Mt 3:1-12 



St. Charles 

We will be making dumplings at St. Charles parish center Dec. 4 starting at 8 AM.  All help is welcomed & appreciated.  Any questions please call Becky Wisneski at 787-4662 & leave a message.  


Snowball Dance is scheduled for Jan. 18, 2020.  I would like to have all donations (Silent Auction and Cash Donations) by December 31 so time can be spent making quality selections.  Please have any donation turned in via the collection basket labeled “AUCTION.”  In addition, there will be a few larger live auction items.  You can contact me via email at or by calling 618-967-9353.   There will be a planning meeting for the Snowball Dance committee on Dec. 8 after the 8 AM Mass in the parish hall.    Thank you.  Ellen Boczek/Monica Bochantin 


Music Lesson:  Stephen is offering piano, organ, guitar, or vocal lessons after Sunday Mass.  $15 for 30 Min., $25 for 1 hour.  Please complete the registration forms in back of our churches, if interested.   


Another year has passed and comes the time to place our Giving Tree in the vestibule of St. Charles Church beginning Dec. 1 to Dec. 15.  Please remove tags from tree and purchase items listed or purchase items of your choice. Please place tags and items under the Giving Tree. The Catholic Daughters of the America sponsor this fundraiser, and all items are taken to the Shawnee Crisis Pregnancy Center before the Christmas Holidays.  These items help mothers and babies throughout the year. We welcome items from newborn to size 2. We would appreciate members of St. Michael’s Church and visitors to participate. Thank you so much for your continued generosity. God Bless! If you have questions please call Brenda Ksycki at 787-4761.   


St. Michael 

Congratulations to Joshua & Erin Czerniejewski on the baptism of their daughter, Emme Rae Czerniejewski.  Our Christian community joyfully welcomes you, Emme Rae, to our Catholic family and prays for you to grow in the faith and love as part of our community.  

St. Michael Altar & Rosary Sodality Christmas Lunch is December 8, 2019 after   the 10 AM Mass.  Meal will be catered by Buretta’s.  Bring your dimes for bingo.  Deanne Lamczyk 

St. Michael’s Calendar winners for December 1, 2019: Roberta Pelka, Radom, IL & Jada Winka, Ashley, IL 

Calendar Raffle Tickets for 2020 are available at the entrances to the church or contact the parish office. They make excellent Christmas gifts! Please pick some up for yourself and to sell to your family, friends & co-workers.    All help is much appreciated! 

St. Michael’s is having the $13,000 Giveaway Raffle again this year.  Envelopes with ticket order forms are at the entrances to the church for parishioners to pick up.  Extra order forms are also available at the entrances to the church.  Tickets are available by contacting the parish office, Beverly Schindelar, 485-6455; Jerry Watters, 485-2299; Marvin Winka, 485-2748 or Bernadine Kabat, 279-3466. Three Early Bird drawings of $100 Gift Cards (choice of Target, Menards, Kohls, Lowes) will be Dec. 17, 2019. Also we will draw 5 Early Bird tickets on Jan. 29, 2020 for a free raffle ticket or $50.00 (winners choice).  These winning tickets will be re-entered for the Feb. 8, 2020 drawing.  

St. Michael’s Cookie Walk & Vendor Fair will be Dec. 15 from 11 AM – 3 PM in the school gym.  Fried Chicken Dinners will be served from 11 AM – 1 PM.  Each parish family is asked to donate 10 dozen cookies or whatever you can.  All cookie types, candies and sugar free items are welcome.  Cookie trays are available at the entrances to the church.  Please wrap the cookies on the provided trays.  Santa will visit from 11 AM – 12:30 PM.   Thank you for your participation.   

We will be collecting non-perishable and canned goods for the Irvington Food Pantry again this year.  Boxes will be at the entrances to church for you to put your donations.  Thank you.  Mary Dreas 

Thank you to those that volunteered to clean the church in the month of November:  Cleaners for the month of December beginning Dec, 1 are: Jean Kujawa, chairperson; Anita Jurkowski, Bernice Winka, Mary Holtz, Joyce Hood, Marilyn Watters 

The Rest        CDA Court and St. Theresa’s Altar Sodality Christmas party is scheduled for Mon., Dec. 2 at the Terry Deering Community Center.  Happy hour will begin at 5 PM with dinner being served at 6 PM.    Josephine/Judy 

Pinochle Tournaments to be held at St. Mary Magdalen, Todds Mill – December 1 & December 8.  Doors open at 11 AM and games begin at 12 Noon.  Food and drinks available.  Rules available at game site.  

This Week’s Schedule of Events 


Saturday Nov. 30   5:00pm Mass         Tony & Cecilia Smalley Radom                                                                                                                                                                      

Sunday Dec. 1   8:00am Mass         Mike & Regina Wisneski DuBois  


Sunday Dec. 1 10:00am Mass        Sylvester Barczewski, Rev. Jerome Hibner Radom 

Sunday Dec. 1     8am -10am PSR Classes Radom 


Monday Dec. 2   No Mass   


Tuesday Dec. 3   8:00am Mass         John & Cecelia Lukasik & Louis Pedtke DuBois 


Wednesday      Dec. 4   6:00pm                  Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Radom 


Wednesday Dec. 4   6:30pm Mass         Kay Winka   Radom 


                                              Thursday Dec. 5   8:00am Mass         Paul & Don Pokorny DuBois                                                 


Friday Dec. 6   8:00am Mass         Rita Barciszewski Radom 


Saturday Dec. 7   5:00pm Mass         Stanley Kostecki DuBois 


Sunday Dec. 8   8:00am Mass         Bernice Janowski DuBois  


Sunday Dec. 8 10:00am Mass        John Kujawa Radom 



          Reconciliation Schedule – Advent 2019  -    

Sunday, Dec. 15 – DuBois – 3 PM until finished       Radom – 6 PM until finished 

Tues., Dec. 17 – Nashville – 3-4 PM & 5:45 – 7 PM          Posen – 7 PM until finished 

Thursday, Dec. 19 – Mt. Vernon – 6:30 PM - finished 

Give in thanksgiving.  Please join in thanking the thousands of senior Catholic sisters, brothers, and religious order priests who worked tirelessly to educate the young and serve those in need.  Next week’s second collection is for the Retirement fund for Religious, which helps hundreds of religious communities care for aging members.  Please give as you can! 

The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal… Blessed to receive, chosen to give              On behalf of the ministries and programs funded by The Catholic Service and Ministry Appeal and those they serve, we thank you for your prayers and continued generosity to the 2019 campaign.  May you and your families feel the warmth of God’s love and the comfort of His peace at Thanksgiving and always. 

St. Charles 

Christmas Caroling:  we invite all youth from our parishes to join us to sing Christmas carols at the nursing home in DuQuoin on Dec. 15.  We will leave after the 10 AM Mass in Radom, sing, then have lunch at a restaurant.  No money is needed as the youth ministry funds will cover the meal.  More details to follow.  To reserve your space, contact Monica Bochantin at 496-3689 or 318-6802.  

Attention All Youth:  St. Charles Christmas Cookie Stroll will be on Dec. 22 after the 8 AM Mass until 10 AM.  You are asked to bring and decorate a tree of any size based on a theme of your choice.  Your entry will be judged by the number of cookies chosen from your area.  The prize will be $100.  Remaining monies will be added to our youth ministry fund.  Cookies can be purchased for $20 for 4 dozen.  Containers will be provided.  We will also be singing Christmas carols and serving coffee and hot chocolate.  Please come and socialize with us and get in the Christmas spirit.   

There will be training for new servers and lectors (high school & adults) on Sat., Dec. 7 after the 5 PM Mass. 

St. Charles office hours will resume on the normal schedule starting Wed., Dec. 4.  Monica 

Liturgical Assistants 


St. Charles Borromeo 


Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 – 8:00a.m. Mass – Lector: Natalie Lynch;  Eucharistic Ministers: Host: Christina Zmudzinski; Cup: Jerry Zmudzinski, Charlotte Dalman;  Servers:  Sarah Restoff, Reagan Waldman;  Offertory: Family of Stanley Kostecki:       December  Ushers for Saturday:  Joe Dalman, Todd Jahnke, Ken Klaybor                                                        

Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 – 8:00a.m. Mass – Lector: Kathy Conner;  Eucharistic Ministers: Host: Ellen Boczek; Cup: Kathy Conner & Jim Boczek;  Choir: Host: Greg Zmudzinski;  Cup: Juliann Zyk;  Servers:  Sarah Zyk, Colleen & Todd Jahnke;  Offertory: Family of Bernice Janowski:  Rosary Leader:  Bob Konkel;    December  Ushers for Sunday:  Jack Boczek, Marion Buretta, Jeff Conner                                                        

St. Charles Borromeo Contributions – Nov. 24, 2019:  Adult Envelopes: $3515.00;   Loose: $49.00;  Christmas Flowers: $255.00;  CSMA: $176.00;  Campaign for Human Development: $278.00 

St. Michael the Archangel: 

Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 – 10:00a.m. Mass – Lector: Dustin Chesnek;   Eucharistic Ministers:  Host: Stacy Helm;  Cup: Jerome & JoAnn Barczewski;  Servers:  Ashley & Daniel Ratermann, Brooke Harris ;  December Ushers for Sunday:  Larry Wachowski, Kevin Winka, Mark Winka, Matt Winka, Marvin Winka, Michael Wisniewski;    Offertory:    Family of John Kujawa;   Organist:   Jackie Herzog;   Rosary:  Severine Czerniejewski 


St. Michael the Archangel Contributions – Nov. 24,  2019:   Adult Envelopes: $1799.00;  Loose: $438.00;   Youth: $9.00;  Campaign for Human Development:  $420.00;   Maintenance: $25.00 

Please Remember in your Prayers 

Rhonda Aldridge, 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, Pat Dickson, 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, Russ Kohnen, Sharon Kubiak, 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, Ellen Werner Lusko, Danny Michelleto, Regina Matecki, Rev. Dale Maxfield, Nora McMeans, Connie Moore, Danny Morgan, Daniel Morski, Sr., Joann Mossa, George Nadolski, Rita Nadolski, Callen Newborn, Rhonda Niedbalski, Pat Perjak, Ben Peters, Tony Prange, Shelia Patton, Randy Pytlinski, Linda Przygoda, Rev. Joseph Rascher, Rustin Robinson, Tracy Sanders, Msgr. Ken Schaefer, Elizabeth Schultz, Kathy Sikora,  James Swambar, David Szramkowski, Debbie Szatkowski, Evelyn Szatkowski, Luke Tomaszewski, Nanette Williams, Theresa Williams, Ainsley Wills, Wayne Wilson, Don Wisniewski, David Witges, Becky Wojtowicz, Dave & Rosemary Wojtowicz, Michael Wojtowicz, Pat Zelasko, Bernice Zienta and Amber Zoller, Pope Benedict XVI Emeritus   

DuBois Council #4476 is inviting the children of St. Charles and St. Michael’s – ages 5-14 – to participate in the Knights of Columbus’ “Keep Christ in Christmas” poster contest. The Knights will be offering three prizes: $30 for 1st; $20 for 2nd; and $10 for 3rd in each of three age groups: 5-7; 8-10; and 11-14. First place winners in each category will then be eligible to compete in district and state competitions.  Posters must be the child’s original work, reflect the theme of “Keep Christ in Christmas,” and be 11” x 17” in size.  Scoring will be based on the slogan, visuals, and overall impact of the poster. Please print the name and age of the child on the back of the poster. All posters are due the evening of Dec. 13 at the Children’s Christmas Party at the DuBois KC Hall. Entries may also be turned in prior to the 13th during normal lounge operating hours at the hall.  All entries become the property of the Knights of Columbus Supreme Council and will not be returned.  Any questions, don’t hesitate to call Dan Janowski at 314-0878. 

St. Michael Choir:  There will be choir practice for Christmas starting Wed., Dec. 4 after the evening Mass and then every Sunday and Wednesday after Mass. 


52 South 3rd St., PO Box 128

Radom, Illinois 62876