1 ST. STANISLAUS STAFF PARISH STAFF Mr. Bogdan (Don) Pieniak, Parish Administrator Mrs. Alice Torrence, St. Stanislaus School Principal Mr. Dan Kane Jr., Business Manager Mr. David Krakowski, Director of Liturgy and Music Mrs. Denise O Reilly, St. Stanislaus School Secretary Mr. Fred Mendat, Maintenance & Social Center Manager PARISH ORGANIZATIONS Ms. Betty Dabrowski, Pastoral Council Chairperson Mr. Frank Greczanik, Finance Council Chairperson Mrs. Agnes Fronckowiak, Golden Agers President Mr. Terence Philpotts, P.T.U. President Mr. Frank Krajewski, Dad s Club President Ms. Marilyn Mosinski, Pulaski Franciscan CDC Mr. Rick Krakowski, C.Y.O. Coordinator Mrs. Mary Ellen Guisinger, MANNA Program Coordinator Mr. Matt Zielinski, St. Vincent DePaul Society Mr. Rob Jagelewski, Parish Historical Committee Mrs. Christine Krol, Shrine Shoppe Manager Mrs. Sharon Kozak, Alumni and Development Mrs. Denise Ziemborski, Fr. William Scholarship James Ostrowski, Lil Bros President SCHEDULE OF SERVICES MASS SCHEDULE Daily Masses: 7:00 AM & 8:30 AM (no 7:00 on Sat.) Daily Morning Prayer: 8:00 AM (exc. Sunday) Sunday Vigil: Saturday 5:00 PM Sunday English Masses: 8:30 AM & 11:30 AM Sunday Polish Mass: 10:00 AM Holy Day English: Refer to Schedule Holy Day Polish: 5:30 PM National Holidays: 9:00 AM OFFICE HOURS The parish office is open from Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 5:00 PM. SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION Saturday 4:00 to 4:45 PM or upon arrangement with any of the priests. SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM Ordinarily on Sundays at 1:00 PM. Alternate times must be arranged with a parish priest. Pre-Baptism instructions are necessary in advance. SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE All arrangements must be made with one of the priests of the parish six months in advance. GODPARENT AND SPONSOR CERTIFICATES Those who wish to be sponsors for Baptism or Confirmation must be regis tered and practicing members of the Catholic Church. If you attend St. Stanislaus but you are not registered, please contact the parish office so that you can be listed as a parishioner here. FUNERALS Arrangements are usually made in coordination with the funeral home of your choice. INQUIRY CLASSES (R.C.I.A.): Contact any member of the Pastoral Team. CHURCH HOURS The church is open 1/2 hour before and after services. For tours or private prayer please call the rectory. PARISH PRIESTS Rev. Michael Surufka, OFM, Pastor Rev. George Kusy, Associate Pastor Rev. Camillus Janas, OFM, Associate Pastor Rev. Howard Stunek, OFM, In Residence Rev. Placyd Kon, OFM, in Residence DIRECTORY Rectory & Parish Office Parish Fax St. Stanislaus Elementary School Central Catholic High School Pulaski Franciscan CDC PARISH WEBSITE PHOTO ALBUM The artist s sketch on the right depicts the original building with the spires. Corner Stone laid in 1886, and church dedicated in MASS INTENTIONS EASTER SUNDAY April 16 Kwietnia, 2006 Sun 6:30 AM +Krystyna I Mieczys³aw Jach 8:30 AM +Leona Raniszewski 10:00 AM +Celia Kopec 11:30 AM +Zig & Mary Polaczinski Baptism of Luke Gabriel Wunderle Mon Apr 17 Easter Monday 8:30 AM +Frederick Anul Tue Apr 18 Easter Tuesday 8:30 AM +Florence Galicki Wed Apr 19 Easter Wednesday 8:30 AM +Ed Kucia Thu Apr 20 Easter Thursday 8:30 AM +Adele Kucia (Crum) Fri Apr 21 Easter Friday 8:30 AM Sp. Int. Jean Potter 6:30 PM Wedding of Mitchell Sheenan and Theresa Moran Sat Apr 22 Easter Saturday 8:30 AM Sp. Int. Genowefa Malaczewska 11:00 AM Wedding of Kevin Cenna and Amy Cordaro 2:00 Pm Wedding of Jason Codispoti and Kimberly Kleisley SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER April 23 Kwietnia, 2006 Sun 5:00 PM +Edward Sr. and Lottie Cwiklinski 8:30 AM +Edward Kocia 10:00 AM +Dymitruk Family Baptism of Nicole Iwasieczko 11:30 AM +Ruchard Sprungle 1:00 PM Baptism of Madelyne Elizabeth Fernandez 2:00 PM Intention of Homebound Parishioners
2 MUSIC TWENTY-NINTH EASTER SUNDAY SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME ENGLISH MASS Processional: Jesus Christ Is Risen Today #289 Presentation: All You On Earth Rejoice #284 Communion: Ye Sons and Daughters #283 Recessional: Alleluia! The Strife Is O er! #285 POLSKA MSZA ŒWIÊTA Procesja: Weso³y nam dziœ dzieñ nasta³ #122 Ofiarowanie: Wesel siê ludu strapiony (chór) Na Komuniê: Alleluja! Bije dzwoñ! (chór) Zakoñczenie: Zwyciêzca œmierci #126 SCHEDULE FOR THE WEEK Sun 6:30 AM Rezurekcja, then normal Sunday Schedule Mon Parish Office Closed Wed 8:00 PM A.A. & Al -Anon in the social center. Thu 4:00 PM Church Cleanup Crew until 5:15. Sat 6:30 PM Night at the Races (social center) 7:30 PM Opera Circle Chamber Concert in church. Sun 2:00 PM Mass for the Homebound, with Anointing of the Sick, in church. Mitchell Sheehan & Theresa Moran, Jason Codispoti & Kimberly Kleisley, Kevin Cenna & Amy Cordaro, Edward Pistone & Jennifer Halamek Christopher Sherman & Dana Romach Golgotha VI. Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus You re standing at the side of a grave with the other mourners. Perhaps the cemetery is Calvary...perhaps All Saints. Suddenly you see Jesus carrying His Cross.right past where you are standing. You look at the coffin suspended over the freshly dug hole in the cold ground.then you look at Jesus. The priest sprinkles the coffin with Holy Water. Jesus is now staring at you well, as much as possible...his eyes are swollen nearly shut. You look back at Him, then glance again at the hole in the ground. People pray aloud with the priest. Jesus is still staring at you...you can see Him from the side of your eyes. You pray with the others. The mourners place flowers atop the casket and slowly disperse. You are alone there with the casket, the hole in the ground, your flower and Jesus nearby still staring at you. You reach into your pocket and pull out your handkerchief...to dry your tears. Without giving it any thought you first wipe your tears... then approach Jesus. You wipe His tears. Together you walk back up to the casket to place your flower, both carrying the cross. The flower is placed on the casket. Both you and Jesus cry again. This time He wipes away your tears. You open your eyes and He is nowhere to be seen. The casket also is gone, already in the ground. Growing on top of it is a flower. The sun shines on your face. Your tears are dried. Could it be Easter? David Krakowski SCHEDULE FOR MINISTERS Second Sunday 0f Easter, April 23 Kwietnia 2005 Sat 5:00 PM Lectors Emily Galish Euch. Min. Marge & Andy Flock, Mike Potter, Hollie Revay Sun 8:30 AM Lector Jim Sadowski Euch. Min. Debbie Ziss, Ray Tegowski, Mark & Nicole Kobylinski 10:00 AM Lector Urszula Skotnicka Euch. Min. A. Jankowski, Ewalina Ejsmont,Matt Sladewski, Tom Monzell 11:30 AM Lector Michael Leahy Euch. Min. Bill Bobowicz, Nancy Sontowski, Frank Greczanik, Stanley Koch PARISH SUPPORT Last Sunday s Collection 5:00 PM.... $1, :30 AM.....$1, :00 AM $1, :30 AM..$1, Mailed in...$1, Total (434 envelopes) $7, Children s Envelopes $13.00 Palm Sunday (174) $1,485.00
3 PASTORAL MESSAGE APRIL 16 KWIETNIA 2006 HEADLINES I am a news junkie. The morning paper is an essential part of my morning routine, and the 24-hour news channels frequently play on the TV. My radio is tuned almost exclusively to the local NPR station. I just gotta know what s going on! Likely not everyone is as avid as this, though some are perhaps more so. But at a certain level, all of us are seekers. We want to know what is happening around us, and how it all fits together, whether we get our news from the PD, the UB, CNN or FOX or maybe at Karb s, the beauty shop, chain , or the bleachers at the Little League games. When we look at the headlines, or listen to the latest gossip, the news is usually not so good. If this were all we had, we should remain gloomy indeed. But the final chapter of everything has already been written not in ink, but in the Blood of the Lamb. And the theme of that final chapter: GOD WINS! This is what we celebrate during Easter. There is a certain way of going about in the world, and through faith we have a decision to make. How are we going to live? Do we believe that sin and darkness are all that s left? Or do we believe that, in the end, the final word is The Word, one of Light, Life, Love, Healing, and Peace? BOMB KILLS 174 IN BAGHDAD, VIOLENCE ESCALATES JESUS STOOD BEFORE THEM AND SAID, PEACE! ENERGY COSTS SOAR, GAS PRICES AT ALL TIME HIGH THE ANGEL SPOKE: DO NOT BE FRIGHTENED! CLEVELAND POPULATION DROPS, INNER RING SUBURBS NEXT? HE IS GOING AHEAD OF YOU TO GALILEE (SLAVIC VILLAGE? PARMA? INDEPENDENCE?) WHERE YOU WILL SEE HIM JUST AS HE TOLD YOU. TEEN SUICIDE, DRUG ADDICTION ON THE RISE WHY DO YOU SEARCH FOR THE LIVING ONE AMONG THE DEAD? HE IS NOT HERE. HE HAS BEEN RAISED UP. HUNGER CENTER EXPANDS FACILITIES TO MEET RISING NEED JESUS SAID TO THEM: HAVE YOU ANYTHING HERE TO EAT? PRIESTLY VOCATIONS DECLINING, PARISH CLOSINGS NEXT? WITH THE BREAKING OF THE BREAD, THEIR EYES WERE OPENED AND THEY RECOGNIZED HIM. EVOLUTION, INTELLIGENT DESIGN WHO KNOWS? BLEST ARE THEY WHO HAVE NOT SEEN AND HAVE BELIEVED. Happy Easter to you and to all you hold dear! Fr. Michael WIELKANOCNA RADOSC Mozna powiedziec, ze zyjemy w "czasach paradoksów". Bo kiedy tak na spokojnie przyjrzymy sie naszemu zyciu, to stwierdzamy, ze poszerzamy autostrady, ale horyzonty mamy raczej coraz wezsze. Budujemy coraz wieksze domy, ale coraz mniejs ze rodziny. Coraz wiecej mamy ekspertów w róznych dziedzinach, ale i wiecej problemów. Coraz skuteczniejsza mamy medycyne, ale czujemy sie coraz gorzej. Potrafimy juz dodac kilka lat do naszego zycia, ale nie zycia do naszych lat. Potrafimy tez przebyc droge z Ziemi na Ksiezyc i z powrotem, a tak czesto mamy klopot z przejsciem na droga strone ulicy, by porozmawiac z sasiadem. Oczyscilismy powietrze, ale zanieczyscilismy dusze. Nauczylismy sie spieszyc, a nie czekac. Potrafilismy podwoic nasze dochody, ale i rozwodów tez jest przynajmniej dwa razy wiecej. W takich wlasnie zyjemy czasach, kiedy kazdy czlowiek ma jakby mnóstwo rzeczy na wystawie, ale pustki w magazynie. Tak rzeczywiscie jest - z czego tu sie wiec cieszyc? Patrzac tylko po ludzku takie widzenie swiata pozbawione jest nadziei, a w konsekwencji i radosci. Caly problem chyba w tym, ze zapominamy, ze jestesmy stworzenia mi o naturze duchowej i na co dzien w ogóle nie patrzymy na nadzieje z religijnego punktu widzenia. A bez nadziei o jakakolwiek radosc zycia po prostu trudno. Po raz kolejny Pan Bóg daje nam mozliwosc odnowienia naszej nadziei i radosci: w uroczystosc Zmartwychwstania naszego Pana Jezusa Chrystusa. Razem z calym stworzeniem spiewamy w ten poranek: «Chwala Tobie, Jezu Chryste, Ty królujesz dzisiaj i na wieki». Bo za nas zostal ukrzyzowany i dla nas zmartwychwstal. Wydaje sie, ze wszystko pozostalo bez zmian, ale w rzeczywistosci nic nie jest tak, jak dotychczas. On, Zycie niesmiertelne, odkupil zycie kazdego czlowieka i na nowo otworzyl je na nadzieje. Tak wiec dla nas, wszystkich mezczyzn i kobiet trzeciego tysiaclecia przeznaczony jest paschalny dar swiatla, które rozprasza mroki leku i smutku. Dla wszystkich przeznaczony jest dar pokoju zmartwychwstalego Chrystusa, który rozrywa kajdany przemocy i nienawisci. Z radoscia i zachwytem odkryjmy w te wielkanocna niedziele na nowo, ze swiat nie jest juz w niewoli nieuchronnych wydarzen. Czy moga byc bardziej przekonywujace motywy dla naszej nadziei, i rodzacej sie z niej radosci?! W niedziele Zmartwychwstania stajemy u zródel prawdziwej radosci. Ale zeby to dostrzec, trzeba miec oczy szeroko otwarte, chociaz (jak powiedzial Lis Malemu Ksieciu) najwazniejsze jest niewidoczne dla oczu, bo dobrze widzi sie tylko sercem. Próbujmy wiec spojrzec oczami serca, czyli oczami naszej wiary. Wiary odnowionej przez tajemnice Meki, Smierci i Zmartwychwstania Chrystusa. I w jej swietle popatrzec na historie i terazniejszosc naszego zycia. Warto wiec w te Niedziele niedziel odrobine sie zatrzymac. I jeszcze raz odnowic w sobie swiadomosc, ze w Tajemnicy Paschy Chrystusa nastepuje nasze pojednanie z Ojcem. Czy moze byc wiekszy motyw radosci, niz bycie dziecmi samego Boga?! Ks. Janusz Lekan
4 ST. STANISLAUS Happy Easter From St. Stans Pastoral Staff Pan prawdziwie zmartwychwsta³! NA CZAS NAJRADOŒNIEJSZYCH ŒWI T ZMARTWYCHWSTANIA PAÑSKIEGO WSZYSTKIM GOŒCIOM I PARAFIANOM DOBRA, POKOJU I RADOŒCI Zycza duszpasterze Fr. Michael Surufka, OFM, Fr. Jerzy Kusy, and Fr. Camillus Janas, OFM THANKS! The entire parish is grateful for all our wonderful parishioners and volunteers who worked so hard and helped to make our Easter experience so special! Winter is always tough on our campus, and this winter was even harder because of all the construction going on. John Sklodowski, Stan Koch, and Josh Denham took on the daunting task of cleaning the church grounds last weekend. The interior of the church was given wonderful attention by members of the Brother Fidelis Society. Special thanks to Tim Sklodowski, Connie Ailiff, David Krakowski, Rita Golubski, Alice Klafczynski, and many others. Many parishioners were able to help out simply by donating to the flower collection. The choirs rehearsed for many extra hours to make sure that the glory of God would be proclaimed with joy. God bless all of you for sharing your talents. ANNUAL EASTER MASS FOR THE HOMEBOUND Do miracles still happen? We as Christian believers have hope that God in his merciful goodness would help us in our time of greatest suffering and need. St. Stanislaus and the Lil Bros have made it an annual tradition to have a special Easter Mass for our homebound parishioners. We will celebrate this special Liturgy, including anointing of the sick, the Sunday after Easter, April 23, at 2:00 PM. If there are any parishioners that need assistance in getting to church please call the rectory. MSZA ŒW. WIELKANOCNA DLA CHORYCH W drug¹ Niedzielê Wielkanocn¹ czyli 23 kwietnia w naszej parafii bêdzie odprawiona uroczysta Msza œw. Wielkanocna dla chorych i wszystkich tych, którzy nie mog¹ regularnie uczestniczyæ w obchodach Wielkanocy. Msza œw. rozpocznie siê o godz. 2:00 po po³udniu; podczas tej Mszy zostanie udzielony sakrament Namaszczenia Chorych, a na zakoñczenie uroczyste b³ogos³awieñstwo. Warto skorzystaæ z okazji i umo liwiæ udzia³ w tej szczególnej Mszy œw. tym wszystkim, którzy nie maj¹ mo liwoœci regularnie uczestniczyæ w tego. CLEVELAND, OHIO ST. STANISLAUS SHRINE SHOPPE Shrine Shoppe is Closed Easter Weekend. See you next weekend! Before or after Mass Come in and Browse CDs, Tapes, Religious Items, Books, Pictures and much much more! New Stock Added! Little White Books Easter Meditations Are in the Shrine Shoppe Still only $1 Donation! PISANKI-EGGS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ST. STAN S HISTORICAL FACT The two bell tower steeples were originally 232 feet high. They could be seen from downtown Cleveland. On April 21, 1909 the church was hit by a tornado. The storm destroyed the two steeples, damaged a large portion of the roof as well as some stained glass windows, and blew the big iron bells out of the east bell tower into the schoolyard. This was the most destructive storm to hit the City of Cleveland until that time. The Plain Dealer reported that the damage was estimated at over one million dollars. Three individuals were killed and many more were injured. The Parish banded together and had the church fixed within that year. The steeples were not as high (122 feet) but the bells were recast in St. Louis and set back in place where they currently reside in the east bell tower.
5 COMMUNITY NEWS APRIL 16 KWIETNIA 2006 FOUR EAGLE AWARD PRESENTATION Each year for the past three years, our parish has celebrated our Patron Saint by hosting an annual awards banquet called the Four Eagle Award. This award is given to an individual or organization that has been especially noteworthy in building up the greater St. Stanislaus community. Past honorees have been Mr. Ben S. Stefanski II, the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth, and former Mayor Jane Campbell. This year, we are pleased to announce that the award will be accepted by the Franciscan Friars of The Province of The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and The Province of The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary marking the 100-year presence of Franciscans serving the community of St. Stanislaus. This elegant banquet will be held on Friday, May 5, 2006, starting at 6 p.m. at the Polish American Cultural Center, East 65 and Lansing. Ticket are $75 per person. Reservations are a must, so please contact the rectory at by April 28. This is a major fundraising event and all proceeds go to support the continued advancement of the spiritual, educational, and cultural mission of the shrine. PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL ELECTIONS Have you ever considered running for the PPC? Are you interested in learning more about the Council and its purpose? The coming year will be vitally important for the parishes in Slavic Village! Bishop Pilla has mandated that all parishes submit plans to cluster with nearby parishes. The new bishop, Richard Lennon, has said he will continue this planning process. The Pastoral Council has a central role in this. The Parish Pastoral Council will be holding its annual elections in May. This year voting will be held for two 3-year term members and one 2-year term member. If you have an interest or any questions, please contact Karen Neuman at or any other PPC member. Deadline to submit your own name, or to nominate someone else, is Friday, April MASS DATES OPEN There are still many weekday dates open in the months of August thru December. Stop by the rectory office during normal business hours 9:00AM to 5:00 PM on Thursdays or Fridays. You may also mail your Mass intentions or drop them into the collection basket along with the customary stipend and your requested dates. PERMANENT MEMORIAL GIFT Why not give a gift that will last as St. Stanislaus Church is here? Have a Memorial Brick engraved to honor someone you love, living or deceased, and placed in our Peace Garden this spring. To place your order, come to the rectory during business hours 9:00 to 5:00 PM Monday thru Friday or download the order form from our website. We need at least 50 bricks before we can have them engraved and installed. As of this writing we have about 30. BAPTISM PREPARATION CLASS. The next class is on June 4, 12:30 PM, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Call to register. Mozart Anniversary with Contemporary Touch Opera Circle Saturday, April 22, :00 PM At the Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus Free! CITY MUSIC CLEVELAND director James Gaffigan conducts Mendelssohn s Italian Symphony & Haydn s Symphony #49 and the Cleveland Orchestra s Franklin Cohen leads Mozart s virtuoso Clarinet Concerto from the clarinet. You are invited to join the fun at the Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus on April 29, 8:00 PM. Free for All! COMPUTER RECYCLING. Cuyahoga County residents can recycle their unwanted computer equipment during Recycle Your Computer Month this April. This free event is sponsored by the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District. Residents are invited to drop off their personal computer equipment at over forty participating city service departments. Acceptable items are CPU s, monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, software, old cellular phones and accessories, and ink printer cartridges. For more information call or log onto GUIDING EYES FOR THE BLIND, puppy raisers needed. Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of individuals who are blind or vis ually impaired through the assistance of well-bred, professionally trained guide dogs, is currently seeking volunteer puppy raisers. Free, weekly classes are held on Thursday evenings at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 276 East Bagley Road, Berea. Those interested in learning more about GEB volunteer opportunities are encouraged to visit or call Jeanne, Area Coordinator, at RESTORATION EFFORTS HIGHLIGHTED. Resurrection: Renewal and Rebirth, an exhibit featuring stained glass, liturgical items, and photographs highlighting the Holy Week Liturgy and the restoration and community preservation efforts of local parishes will open on April 22, 2006 at the Pilla Center at Ursuline College on Lander Road in Pepper Pike and close on May 25. The exhibit times are 8 AM 8 PM Monday through Friday and 10 AM 6 PM on Saturday and Sunday. The exhibit is free. Call , extension 3450 for information. ST. STAN S DAD S CLUB will present A Night At the Races at St. Stan s Social Center on Saturday, April 22. Doors will open at 6:30 PM, dinner will be served at 7:00PM and the first of 12 great races will begin at 7:30 PM. There will be a featured Auction Race after the regular races. Tickets are $ Included with your ticket will be dinner with all the trimmings, beer, pop, wash, and snacks. NO BYOB. Call John Sklodowski (chairman) , Frank Krajewski or Frank Greczanik for more information.