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Your Role in Renew My Church


“One of the great challenges in facing the Church in this generation is to foster in the faithful a sense of personal responsibility for the Church’s mission, and to enable them to fulfill that responsibility as missionary disciples, as a leaven of the Gospel in our world. This will require creativity in adapting to changed situations, carrying forward the legacy of the past not primarily by maintaining our structures and institutions, which have served us well, but above all by being open to the possibilities which the Spirit opens up to us and communicating the joy of the Gospel, daily and in every season of our life.”

- Pope Francis

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It is important to prayerfully discern our own efforts to renew our faith lives and our active participation in the life of the Church using our three mission imperatives as a guide:

Make Disciples

Through Renew My Church, we must reflect on how each of us invites others - today and in the future - into a personal encounter and lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church.

Am I a disciple of Jesus Christ? What holds me back from following Him more closely? From introducing others to Him?


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Meet our Parish representatives  for "Renew my Church"



My name is Jerry Dujsik and I am married toDebbie Dujsik. I have been a member of Saint Terrence Par- ish since 1978. I am an active member of the Parish serving as a lector, Communion minis- ter, and chair of the Interna- tional Dinner committee. I pre- viously served as a wedding facilitator for ten years. I at- tend daily mass and schedule

the lectors and communion ministers who serve at daily mass. I am honored to have been chosen to represent Saint Terrence Parish in the Renew My Church process. I look forward to be an advocate for our Parish during this process as we move toward the future.



My name is Martha Cavalieri, and I live in Home-

wood with my husband of 20 years and our four children. It has been an honor to join the staff at St Terrence as the Co- ordinator of Children’s Faith Formation. Last year we were able to steer the program in a

whole new direction, involving parents and children together, with a renewed sense of purpose. Although I am a new addition to the St Terrence staff, I have witnessed the incredible community of volunteers and parishioners who step up time and time again to give witness to the Gospel and serve Christ and His Church. It is with this hope and spirit of renewal that I join the Renew My Church committee here at St Terrence. To God be the Glory!



My name is Barb Bron- kala. I have lived in Alsip and been a member of St. Ter- rence since 1969. I went through the religious education program, made the sacra- ments of initiation, and married my husband here at St. Ter-

rence. I have 2 sons and a grandson. I have been involved with food pantry and I am cur- rently a Catechist, on the Pastoral Council, and an usher and volunteer for many of our Church’s functions and activities. As a member of the Renew My Church Team, I am honored to learn, pray, worship, and share my ideas for the future of St. Terrence.



Hello I am Sean P. Turnelius I am 35 years

old and I've been with St Terrence parish my whole life. I am part of the St Terrence men's club and it's Recording Secretary for some years now. I'm A proud Union Carpenter out of local 272. I've done

my apprenticeship training at the United Broth- erhood Of Carpenters And Joiners Of America in Elk Grove Village. I'm an avid outdoorsman as well as a Reader, I prefer History and Reli- gion as topics of choice. I'm happy to represent

St Terrence and hope to do the best I can.



Hello, my name is Kenneth R. Pecho. I have

been a long time resident of Alsip and an active pa- rishioner of St. Terrence Catholic church for over 38 years. I have been

married to my wife Julie Carlson Pecho for over 43 years. I have 3 adult children and 5 grand- children.  I have been an active member of the St. Terrence men’s club and served as president for 6 years and continue to chair special event such as pancake breakfast along with being chair- man of Loaves & Fishes. On weekend masses I serve as a Eucharistic minister and on prese- lected dates enjoy lecturing by proclaiming the word of Christ. I look forward to the challenge ahead for parish council and the opportunity to make a difference in our community of faith par- ish. I am happy to be part of a new beginning for our parish.



My name is Tania Gamboa. I have been attending St. Terrence since 2009 and my husband and I are Eucharist ministers, and I have been a catechist. We have been married for 42 years, 5 daugh-

ters and have 12 grandchildren. I am happy to be part of the renew my church process.