1 St. Ferdinand Church RECTORY: 5900 WEST BARRY AVENUE PHONE: 773/ Photo by Romuald Gluch October 3, 2004 Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
2 Page Two Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time October 3, 2004 Our Blessed Lord has called home our parishioners Ann Matuszewski and Bronis³awa Bieniaf Remember for whom we promise our prayers. these May they and all our other loved ones deceased parishioners enjoy peace and happiness in God s Sacred Presence. MONDAY, Francis of Assisi, religious 7:00 AM Paul Rozkuszka rq. Sister 8:00 AM Deceased Members of Piotrowski & Pultorak Families rq. Robert & Christine Maszka TUESDAY, Weekday / Bruno, priest / Marie-Rose Dorocher, virgin 7:00 AM Vilma Kemp rq. Family & Friends 8:00 AM Adeline Lewandowski rq. Family 7:00 PM Marian Mass in Polish WEDNESDAY, Weekday 7:00 AM Stanis³awa Cabaj rq. Sister 8:00 AM Joseph Pacyna rq. Family THURSDAY, Our Lady of the Rosary 7:00 AM Rose E. Coco rq. Children 8:00 AM Norbert Szerszen rq. Wife, Jeannie 7:00 PM Marian Mass in Polish FRIDAY, Weekday 7:00 AM Angelo Caravette rq. Family 8:00 AM Alex Ladisa rq. Wife, Dolores SATURDAY, Weekday / Dennis, bp., & companions, martyrs / John Leonardi, priest 7:00 AM Mass in Polish 8:00 AM Patrick, Sara & Martin Corcoran rq. Rita Corcoran 11:00 AM Wedding Liturgy Dariusz Ignut and Mar ena Kalinowska 1:00 PM Wedding Liturgy Francesco C Ciara and Anna Chmielewska (Ryan) 3:00 PM Wedding Liturgy Sylwester Szuper and El bieta Fela Sunday Anticipated Mass 5:00 PM Jennie Focht rq. Husband & Family SUNDAY, Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time 7:30 AM Leon Kolaski rq. Charles McClelland, Jr. 7:30 AM (Chapel)^Marek Zawadzki; ^Balbina D¹broœ w 6 miesiêcy po œmierci; ^Adam Szymañski; -o uzdrowienie syna Jana Miciaka 9:00 AM Stanis³aw Rakocz rq. Family 10:30 AM (Chapel)James O Shea rq. Carol & Lou 10:45 AM ^Józef Zachemski; ^Kazimierz Szef 12:15 PM (Chapel) Mass in Italian 12:30 PM People of St.Ferdinand 3:00 PM Mass in Polish 5:00 PM Martin M. Neckorcuk rq. Wife, Celia 6:30 PM ^zmarli z rodziny Oleksy; ^zmarli z rodziny GwóŸdŸ The sanctuary lamps this week are lit for: ^Peter Aloisio ^Alex Ladisa HANDMAIDS E. Picchietti 3rd publication - Dariusz Ignut and Mar ena Kalinowska Francesco C. Ciara and Anna Chmielewska (Ryan) Sylwester Szuper and El bieta Fela 2nd publication - John P. Murphy and Jennifer N. Di Battista 1st publication - Robert Œliwa and Dorota Frat David N. Haener and Catherine M. Sherwin John M. Marrinan and Sheila Keany Congratulations and best wishes to the couples who were married here last week: Gra yna Janek and Marek Komosa Fannina Lobrano and John F. DiVito Sylwia Gocko and Adam Karpinski We pray for God s blessings on them as they begin their new life together. WE WELCOME IN BAPTISM Preston Luis, son of Angel and Michele (Servedio) DeJesus, Jr. Patrick Adrian, son of Robert and Joanna (Ozóg) Gadocha; Anthony Joseph, son of Anthony Thomas and Cristina Lynn (Rivera) Muellner; Irene Ann, daughter of Jesus F. and Renata (Deregowska) Martinez; Delilah Neri, daughter of Maria E. Martinez; Adrianna Martyna, daughter of Dominik Pawe³ and Aldona Krystyna (Leder) Tram Please ~ We need your help. We are in serious need of volunteers to help the Handmaids keep the candle glasses clean and filled with candles. The work is not difficult, and the more volunteers we have makes the time pass quickly. Please call Eleanora Picchietti at 773/ for the details and to volunteer.
3 October 3, 2004 Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Page Three Remember As members of the parish faith in community, it is our responsibility to Prayer remember both in concrete and spiritual ways those who cannot celebrate with us each week because they are ill. Those who are sick in turn, remember all of us daily in their prayers and in their sufferings. We experience many blessings because of their remembering us. And so... please remember in your prayers: Thomas D. Angarola Joseph Balicki Irene Biernat Stephanie Bosco Alba Jennie Burroughs Mary Butler Benito Cabanin Sharon Carr Mary Cleary Violet Del Vecchio Anna Diks Marye Dorgan Honor Draftz Paul Duda Lillian Dziedzic Alice Flannagan Fred Forte Joseph Gagliano Marilyn Gibbons Fatima Gomez Ben Guttiula Mary Hain Margaret Heft Mary Ann Johansen Catherine Keeler Hans Kornau Helen Kosirog Tad Koziol Bill Kummer June Landers James Lamberti Helen Lipski Sam LoDolce Netta Lohrmann Eleanor Loscuito Elizabeth Ann Maher Susan Maher Francesco Mangialardo Gianni Marconi Mary Martin Karen Menas Ann Monardo Emilia Moreno Deborah L. Pawlak Roseann Regan Irene Rowe James Rowe, Sr. Alicia Schippits Jack Schneider Sr. Roberta Sweitzer, BVM Infant Cameron Scott Gerry Simonek Lenore Simzyk Raymundo Soriano, Sr. Tony Spano Estelle Stybur Ann Sullivan Minerva Watson Bernice Zajac A Prayer for the Armed Forces Almighty God, stretch forth your mighty arm to strengthen and protect the men and women of our Armed Forces. As they face the myriad of challenges and decisions that each day is destined to bring, may they be anchored by their faith, protected by your presence and comforted by the knowledge that they are loved by you and by this community of faith. Grant that, meeting danger with courage, and all occasions with discipline and loyalty, they may truly serve the cause of justice and peace to the honor of your holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen The Parish Blood Drive is TODAY! in Canning Hall. If you have an appointment, please keep it. If not ~ walk-ins are very welcome. Our Financial Support of St. Ferdinand Parish Sunday, September 25-26, 2004: Envelopes: $ 7, Loose Cash: $ 3, TOTAL DONATIONS: $11, Second Collection: In addition to the renewal subscriptions received for The Catholic New World, our Archdiocesan newspaper, the people of St. Ferdinand s last weekend contributed $1, in the second collection. Thank you for your support of St. Ferdinand Church and the Catholic communications efforts of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Daniel P. Costigan, Parish Business Manager Religious Education (C.C.D.) has some openings. There are still openings in grades 1-8 of the Religious Education (C.C.D.) Program for children of the parish who attend the public school. If your child attends the public school and is not enrolled in the Religious Education Program, please call Mr. Joseph Kummer at 773/ ext. 366 for information and to register. Religious Education is vital for all children no matter the age because it helps them to learn the fundamentals of our faith, and supports the parents in living the Catholic-Christian way of life, growing as a child of God. Sacramental preparation is always a two-year process, so if your child is in the first grade, he/she should be beginning to prepare for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. If your child is in Junior High, then they would be preparing for Confirmation. All the grades in-between reinforce all that has been learned so far and provides the foundation for what is to come. Don t delay. Call Mr. Joseph Kummer at ext. 366 for the details. Pet Blessing Sunday, October 3 at 2:30 p.m. In honor of the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi (October 4), we will remember his love for all God s creatures with a traditional Blessing of Animals on Sunday, October 3 at 2:30 p.m. on the grassy knoll by Mary s statue. Bring your pets, large and small, but during the ceremony, please make sure that all Francis friends are properly restrained.
4 Page Four Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time October 3, 2004 Our Lady of the Rosary Novena Prayer My dearest Mother Mary, behold me, your child, in prayer at your feet. Accept this Holy Rosary, which I offer you in accordance with your requests at Fatima, as a proof of my tender love for you, for the intentions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in atonement for the offenses committed against your Immaculate Heart, and for this special favor which I earnestly request in my Rosary Novena: (Mention your request). I beg you to present my petition to your Divine Son. If you will pray for me, I cannot be refused. I know, dearest Mother, that you want me to seek God s holy Will concerning my request. If what I ask for should not be granted, pray that I may receive that which will be of greater benefit to my soul. I offer you this spiritual Bouquet of Roses because I love you. I put all my confidence in you, since your prayers before God are most powerful. For the greater glory of God and for the sake of Jesus, your loving Son, hear and grant my prayer. Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation. This novena is to be said along with a daily rosary. Listen, my faithful children; open up your petals, like roses planted near running waters; send up the sweet odor of incense, break forth in blossoms like the lily. Send up the sweet odor of your hymn of praise; bless the Lord for all he has done. (Sir 39:13-14) The Holy Journey to Heaven Awaken, Renew and Strengthen your spirit by the Holy Spirit!!! The Love Holy Trinity Blessed Mission invites you to our Grow in God s Love Program for your spiritual growth, based on the Holy Roman Catholic Faith. Since Jesus Christ died so we can live in His kingdom in eternal true happiness the future union with God and one another, we must prepare our hearts to be pure and holy by learning to love God and one another. Meetings in English will start in October, 2004 on Thursdays from 6:30 PM until 8 PM in Canning Hall. For information, call Roman at 773/ or Fr. Mark Jurzyk at 773/ ext. 5. Pope John Paul II and the Dignity of Workers In September 1981, Pope John Paul II published one of his most revered encyclicals, Laborem Exercens (On Human Work), which focused on the nature of work and the dignity of the worker. This landmark encyclical defined all work as a vocation and as a "good thing" that allowed men and women to achieve "fulfillment as a human being." In the encyclical, our Holy Father also discussed the rights of workers, defending just wages, benefits and the organization of free associations of workers. This "Gospel of Work," as Pope John Paul II sees it, reflects on ways to participate in earthly progress and to bring about God's Kingdom. Our Holy Father's life and ministry are celebrated in the Papal and Polish Heritage Room of the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center; a Center dedicated to preserving the tremendous intellectual legacy of this son of Poland. Attention All Women Day of Reflection ~ October 28th All the ladies of the parish are invited to attend our Day of Reflection on Wednesday, October 28th. The day will begin with 9:00 Mass in the Chapel followed by free coffee and rolls in Canning Hall. Bring your own lunch, coffee and tea will be provided. The day will conclude at about 2:00 PM. Check the bulletin for further details. Please plan to attend this interesting and inspirational day. ADULT SCRIPTURE STUDY CONTINUES MARK GETTING TO KNOW JESUS Adult Scripture Study meets each Monday evening from 7 8:30 pm in the first floor meeting room (C-4) of the convent building. Our Adult Scripture Study sessions are open to all. For more information call Ameriga at (773) Please join us! Boy Scout Troop 51 Annual Christmas Wreath Sale Check the Bulletin for the Order Form or contact Cheryl Clark at
5 October 3, 2004 Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Page Five Attention: Ushers / Men of St. Ferdinand Usher/Men s Club will meet on Friday, October 8th Come and join us for our next meeting, which will be held on Friday, October 8th at 8:00 PM in Heeny Hall. Our hosts for the evening are Steve Kanonik, Jeff Aloisio and the rest of the crew from the 7:30 AM Church Mass. Please come and join us for an informative and enjoyable evening. All the men of the parish are welcome. Respectfully, Your Club Officers, Mike Bisceglie Ben Kass Bob Mack Ladies of St. Anne LUNCHEON / CARD & BUNCO PARTY Wednesday, October 20 11:30 AM; Canning Hall The regular meeting and card party will be held on Wednesday, October 20th. The tickets will be $8.00 and can be purchased by calling Lorraine Scire at 773/ Reservations will be required. All are welcome. Reservation deadline is October 17, Entertainment 2005 Save 50% on dining, Movies, Sports, Hotels and more. Get more fun for your money only $ For information or to order your Entertainment Book 2005, call Lucille Hanson at 708/ Order from the October form, available in the back of church. This month receive a FREE MAC 'N CHEESE RAVIOLI! when you buy any 3 items from the order form insert (limit 2). Items include: Smoothies, Garlic & Herb Shrimp, Oven Ready Butterfly Shrimp, French Breadsticks, Pepperoni Piazzatas & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. WHAT'S NEW? Mahi-Mahi Filets, Turkey Burgers, Sausage & Egg Pancake Sandwich, Ocean Spray Wildberry Singles & Chicken Chipotle Quesadilla Rolls. CELEBRATE OKTOBERFEST! Include these favorites at your celebration: Rack of Pork Roast, Soft Pretzels, Potato Pancakes, Deli-Style Hot Dogs, Corned Beef Stew, Cinnamon Apple Slices, Deli-Style Rueben Bake or Awesome Caramel Apple Grannies. NO TRICKS - JUST TREATS! Halloween treats for home or to share include: Giant Cinnamon Goldfish Grahams (25 pkgs.), Hi-C Fruit Snacks Variety Pack (27 pkgs.), Mini Jack O'Lantern Pumpkin Cookies (50 pkgs.), Cheddar Cheese Goldfish Crackers (25 pkgs.) & Premium Microwave Popcorn (32 pkgs.). HOW DO YOU ORDER? Completed order forms are due in Church by Sunday, October 3. Internet orders due by NOON, Wednesday, October 6. PICK UP is SATUR- DAY, OCTOBER 9, 10:00 A.M. in the activity center. Any questions call Tammy Sammarco (773) PIES-PIES-PIES & CHEESECAKE! Get your freezers ready now! The November pie sale is coming soon. These pies are the same pies as Bakers Square and this year we have added Cheesecake. Our goal is to sell 1,500 of these desserts. Every family has dessert for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Help us reach our goal and order a pie and cheesecake or two! Make room in your freezer for all your favorites. St. Ferdinand's Ushers / Men's Club are serving up the best 36th GOLDEN PANCAKE P BREAKFAST AST October 24, 2004 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon North Mason Avenue A complete menu: Pancakes, Orange Juice, Fruit Topping, Sausages, Butter, Syrup, Coffee, Tea or Milk. SPECIAL FEATURES: Door Prizes for Adults and Children. Donation at the door: $5.00/Adults, $3.00/Children. For tickets at a discount ($4.00/Adults; $2.00/Children) see the Ushers For information call Mike Bisceglie at 773/
6 Page Six Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time October 3, 2004 Organzacja Pomocy Biednym PaŸdziernik Miesi¹cem Ró añca Œwiêtego Panie Bo e, chcemy wraz z ca³ym Koœcio³em prosiæ Ciê w intencjach œwiata, Polski i w naszych intencjach. Twoja Matka wiele razy zachêca³a do modlitwy ró añcowej, wskazuj¹c j¹ jako drogê ratunku dla œwiata. Niezrównane s¹ zas³ugi b³ogos³awionej Dziewicy, a jej nieustanne orêdownictwo za nami ma wielk¹ moc w obliczu Pana. Wszystko jest wiadome i ods³oniête przed oczami Stwórcy, a w tym Boskim œwietle widzi Ona wszystkie gro ¹ce nam niebezpieczeñstwa i lituje siê nad nami jej serce macierzyñskie wtorek-Ko³a ywego Ró añca czwartek-Podhalanie i Mi³oœnicy Tatr wtorek-Dzieci Pierwszo Komunijne czwartek-Ministranci wtorek-Laudamus czwartek-Klub Dobrego Pasterza wtorek-Serduszka czwartek-Lektorzy Pielgrzymka do Amerykañskiej Czêstochowy pa dziernika 2004 Klub Dobrego Pasterza i Ko³a ywego Ró añca zapraszaj¹ na autokarow¹ pielgrzymkê do Amerykañskiej Czêstochowy. Wyjazd 14 paÿdziernika (czwartek) o godzinie 7 wieczorem. Powrót 17 paÿdziernika (niedziela) w godzinach nocnych. W programie Waszyngton: Katolicka Katedra Narodowa Niepokalanego Poczêcia i Centrum Jana Paw³a II; Filadelfia i Sanktuarium Matki Bo ej Czêstochowskiej w Doylestown. Koszt wynosi $270 (noclegi, wy ywienie i przejazd autokarem). Zapisy przyjmuj¹: Melania Nowak 773/ ; Helena Lesak 773/ ; Andrzej Prada 847/ Op³atê za pielgrzymkê proszê przynieœæ na zebranie Klubu Dobrego Pasterza, które odbêdzie siê 3 paÿdziernika w sali CAN. Gor¹co zachêcamy chêtnych do pe³nienia pos³ugi lektora w naszej parafii. Przez czytanie Pisma œw. na Mszy œw. s³u ymy ca³ej wspólnocie parafialnej i jeszcze bardziej wchodzimy w treœæ S³owa Bo ego. Prosimy o kontakt z ks. Markiem Jurzykiem tel wewn. 5 K C I K C O R Honorowy krwiodawco nie zapomnij oddaæ krew do naszego banku krwi - dziœ Kó³ka Ró añcowe 10 paÿdziernika 2004 roku Kó³ka Ró añcowe zapraszaj¹ na zakoñczenie Objawieñ Fatimskich, organizuj¹c pielgrzymkê do Merrilville-Indiana. Koszt przejazdu oraz posi³ek wynosi $15 od osoby. Wyjazd z parkingu o godzinie 9:00 rano. W sprawie informacji i rezerwacji prosimy dzwoniæ do: Melania Nowak 773/ Helena Lesak 773/ Lekcje j. angielskiego dla doros³ych w Polskiej Sobotniej Katolickiej Szkole Klasy dla doros³ych Jak co roku Polska Szko³a Katolicka im. œw. Ferdynanda organizuje intensywny kurs jêzyka angielskiego po³¹czony z przygotowaniem do egzaminu na obywatelstwo amerykañskie. Kurs prowadzi doœwiadczona nauczycielka jêzyka angielskiego z polski, absolwentka uniwersytetu w Cambridge, Anna Rzepka. Zajêcia odbywaj¹ siê na dwie zmiany w soboty, w godzinach od 9 do 12 rano oraz od 1 do 3 po po³udniu. Zapisy w sekretariacie Polskiej Szko³y w soboty. Poœwiêcenie naszych zwierzaków. Niedziela, 3 paÿdziernika o godzinie 2:30 popo³udniu. W zwi¹zku ze œwiêtem Franciszka z Asy u(4 paÿdziernik), nie mo emy zapomnieæ jak¹ wielk¹ mi³oœci¹ darzy³ on wszystkie stworzenia Boga, dlatego ku jego czci, odbêdzie siê poswiêcenie wszystkich zwierz¹t w niedzielê 3 paÿdziernika o godzinie 2:30 na trawniku przy pomniku Matki Bo ej. PrzyprowadŸcie lub przynieœcie wszystkie swoje zwierzêta ma³e czy du e. Tylko pamiêtajcie, eby wszyscy przyjaciele Œw. Franciszka byli pod wasz¹ opiek¹.
7 October 3, 2004 Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Page Seven Spotkanie Cz³onków ywego Ró añca pod wezwaniem Matki Boskiej Czêstochowskiej Spotkanie Cz³onków ywego Ró añca pod wezwaniem Matki Boskiej Czêstochowskiej odbêdzie siê w niedzielê 10 paÿdziernika. Odmawiany bêdzie ró aniec w kaplicy o godzinie 6:50. Po mszy œwiêtej o 7:30 odbêdzie siê normalnie spotkanie (zmiana tajemnic). Miesi¹c paÿdziernik to szczególny miesi¹c poœwiêcony Królowej Ró añca œwiêtego. Tyle cierpienia, tyle niepokoju w naszych rodzinach i wokó³ nas tyle narastaj¹cego w œwiecie z³a. Do kogo pójœæ po ratunek jeœli nie do Matki, u której przez ró aniec tak wiele mo na uprosiæ. Najserdeczniej do tego zachêcamy i zapraszamy aby przy³¹czyæ siê do naszego ró añca bo tym wiêksza jego moc im wiêcej bêdziemy go wspólnie odmawiaæ. Harcerze z grupy 51 organizuj¹ coroczn¹ sprzeda ozdób choinkowych. Po wiêcej informacji proszê dzwoniæ do Cheryl Clark pod numer: 773/ Our Financial Support of St. Ferdinand Parish XXVI Niedziela Zwyk³a, 25/26 wrzeœnia 2004 Envelopes: $ 7, Loose Cash: $ 3, TOTAL DONATIONS: $11, Druga Kolekta: W ostatni¹ niedzielê parafianie Œw. Ferdynanda podczas dodatkowej tacy niedzielnej, ofiarowali $1, na rzecz katolickiego wydawnictwa New Word, za co chcia³bym wam serdecznie podziêkowaæ. Serdeczne Bóg zaplaæ za ka d¹ pomoc, jak¹ od was otrzymujemy. Daniel P. Costigan, Parish Business Manager Œwiêta Podró do Nieba Odnów i umocnij swojego ducha Moc¹ Ducha Œwiêtego!!! B³ogos³awiona Misja Œwiêtej Tójcy zaprasza na spotkania dla Rodzin by wspólnie rozpocz¹æ Program Wzrastajmy w Bo ej Mi³oœci, oparty na wierze i nauczaniu Œwiêtego Koœcio³a Katolickiego. Przygotujmy nasze serca, aby prawdziwie sta³y siê czyste i œwiête oraz uczy³y siê jak kochaæ Boga i bliÿniego. Spotkania dla ca³ych rodzin to znaczy: dzieci, m³odzie y i rodziców maj¹ miejsce w salach pod szko³¹ w ka dy czwartek od godziny 6:30 do 8:00 wieczorem. Po wiêcej informacji proszê telefonowaæ na numer (773) do ks.romana lub do ks. Marka (773) ext. 5. PARAFIALNY KLUB MARSZA KÓW zaprasza na tradycyjne œniadanie - Z³ote Placuszki Niedziela, 24 paÿdziernik, 2003 od godz. 8:00 rano do 12:00 w po³udnie 3131 N. Mason Avenue Menu: Placuszki, Sok pomarañczowy, kie³baski, mas³o, syrop, kawa, herbata, mleko NIESPODZIANKI DLA DZIECI I DOROS YCH Bilety mo na zakupiæ przy drzwiach w cenie: Doroœli:$5.00/Dzieci:$3.00 Informacji dotycz¹cych zni kowych biletów mo na zasiêgn¹æ u Marsza³ków Doroœli: $4.00 Dzieci: $2.00 Bilety mo na zakupiæ u Panów Marsza³ków w przedsionku koœcio³a. BIURO PARAFIALNE na Plebanii 5900 W. Barry Ave. Chicago Il, Czynne jest: od Poniedzia³ku do Pi¹tku: od 9:00 a.m. do 12:00 od 1:00 p.m do 5:00 w niedzielê w j. polskim od 10 a.m. do 2:00 p.m. Ks. Marek Jurzyk (773) (5) Ks. Roman Rataj: (773) (4) Siostry Misjonarki Chrystusa Króla: (773) Biuro Polskiej Szko³y im. œw. Ferdynanda czynne w sobotê: (773) (8) SAKRAMENT CHRZTU ŒW. - w ka d¹ Pierwsz¹ i Trzeci¹ Niedzielê Miesi¹ca o godz. 1:45 p.m. SAKRAMENT POJEDNANIA - w ka d¹ sobotê od godz. 6:30 p.m.
8 Page Eight Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time October 3, 2004 the week at st. ferdinand parish October 4-10, 2004 MONDAY Before & After School Care 6:30-7:40 AM & 1:30-5:30 PM, McManus & Canning Halls Friendship Club 10 AM - 3 PM, Convent # 2 Legion of Mary 6:30-7:30 PM, convent Adult Scripture Study 7 PM, Convent # 4 Boy Scout Troop # :30 PM, Convent #s 1, 2 & 3 TUESDAY Before & After School Care 6:30-7:40 AM & 1:30-5:30 PM, McManus & Canning Halls Serduszka (Little Hearts, Children s Choir) 6:30-8:30 PM, Convent #s 2 & 3 Marian Mass in Polish 7 PM, Church Polish School Administrative Team Meeting 7-9 PM, Convent # 4 WEDNESDAY Before & After School Care 6:30-7:40 AM & 1:30-5:30 PM, McManus & Canning Halls Crafty Ladies 9 AM - Noon, Rectory Irving Park Catholic Woman s Club 9 AM - 2 PM, Canning Hall & Parish Kitchen Jr. Legion of Mary 2:30-4 PM, Convent # 2 Kropeczki (Little Dots, Children s Choir) 5:30-7 PM, Music Room Rodoœæ (Joy Choir) 6-8:30 PM, Chapel Webelos Troop # PM, Convent #s 1, 2 & 3 Polish Adult Choir 7:15 PM, Chapel Family & School Ass n. 7:15-8:15 PM, Heeney Hall Fijat 7:30 PM, Church Baptism Preparation Class 7:30 PM, Rectory THURSDAY Before & After School Care 6:30-7:40 AM & 1:30-5:30 PM, McManus & Canning Halls School Talent Show Practice 2-4 PM, Chapel Jr. Legion of Mary - Rosary 2:30 PM, Church Girl Scout Troop #s 1883, 188, 1733 & 8 5:30-9 PM, Convent #s 1, 2 & 3 Polish Family Life Group 6:30-8 PM, Canning & Heeney Halls Marian Mass in Polish 7 PM, Church FRIDAY Before & After School Care 6:30-7:40 AM & 1:30-5:30 PM, McManus & Canning Halls Pilgrim Virgin 7-9 PM, Convent # 2, convent Laudamus Music Group Practice 8 PM, Chapel Ushers / Men s Club Meeting 8 PM - Midnight, Heeney Hall, Parish Kitchen SATURDAY Confession 8:45-9:30 AM, Church Legion of Mary 9-11 AM, Convent # 2 Polish Catholic Saturday School 9 AM - 3 PM, School Adult Polish/English Classes 9 AM - 3 PM, Music Room Market Day Pick Up AM, Cafeteria Polish School 1st Graders 10 AM - 3PM, Chapel Filipino Choir 7-9 PM, Chapel SUNDAY Polish Highlanders 8:30-9:30 AM, Convent # 3 Polish Rosary Group 8:30-10 AM, McManus Hall Kropeczki 9-10:30 AM, Music Room Chapel Choir Practice 9:15 AM, Chapel Religious Education (C.C.D.) 9:15-10:30 AM, School & 10:30 AM Mass, Chapel Serduszka 1-3 PM, Convent #s 1 & 2 Baptism in English 1:45 PM, Church Laudamus 7:30 PM, Church our neighbors want you to know... Sunday, October 3 at Noon on ABC-7 TV; Don t miss SANCTUARY the 30-minute show produced quarterly by the Archdiocese of Chicago in conjunction with ABC-7, and hosted by local pastor Fr. Greg Sakowicz. Stories in this Fall edition include: the opening of Catholic Schools, a conversation about Faithful Citizenship in an election year, and a video essay about Catholic spirituality inspired by the architecture of Queen of All Saints Basilica in Chicago. Chicago Police Department Commanders, and the Area 5 Consortium invite you to the Ringing of the Church Bells Domestic Awareness Ceremony on Thursday, October 7 at 10 AM to be held at St. Stanislaus Bishop & Martyr Church, 2300 North Long. This event is being held to bring Domestic Violence awareness to the communities we serve. We hope these efforts will help in stopping Domestic Violence and to get abusers of domestic violence the help they may need to stop the circle of abuse. For more information, please contact any of the following Chicago Police Domestic Violence Liaison Officers: 16th District, P.O. Patricia Altman / Penny Daniels at 312/ or 25th District, P.O. Evelyn Lampignano / Paul Barcarella at 312/ The Chicago Public Library, Austin-Irving Branch presents Chicago Book Festival Program, Thursday, October 7 at 7 PM: Laugh Your Troubles Away: The Complete History of Riverview Park by Ralph Lopez, co-author. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. For information, please call the library at 312/ The Parents Club of Guerin Prep presents: Home Show Expo When: Saturday, October 9. Time: From 9 AM to 2 PM. Where: Guerin Prep High School, 8001 West Belmont Avenue, River Grove. This fabulous show is the best in the area! Don t miss it! Come and do your early Christmas shopping from all your favorite home show demonstrators displaying their products. Vendors include: Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Mary Kay, Avon, Partylite, Tastefully Simple, Creative Memories and many, many more. You can browse, buy or book a home show! Refreshments will be available for purchase. Your $1 admission donation at the door is your chance for a door prize. There will be hourly raffle drawings to win fabulous products from the vendors.
9 October 3, 2004 Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Page Nine Support Staff Sr. Gracjana Ziêba, Administrative Assistant Mrs. Wendy L. Braunsdorf, Communications Coordinator Mrs. Dorothy Go³da, Parish Secretary Daniel Lopez, Kevin Cawley, Joe Nucup, Evening Receptionists Liturgical: Mr. Andrew Warzocha, Director of Music and Liturgy Mrs. Betty Hotcaveg, Lector Coordinator Deacon Irv Hotcaveg, Coordinator of Eucharistic Ministers & Ministers of Care Ms. Jane Lohrmann, Scheduler of Ministers of Care to the Homebound Parish Council Ralph Barnhart - President, Mary Bucaro, Terri Calcitrai, Sophie Kass, Ken Presslak, Andrew Warzocha. Rev. David J. Cortesi and Daniel P. Costigan, ex officio. ON CATHOLIC CHRISTIANS AND FR. CAMELI Copyright 2004 by John B. Reynolds (www.jrwrites.com) St. Ferdinand Parish Fr. Lou Cameli the Archdiocese of Chicago s Director of Ongoing Formation for Priests spoke in my parish hall the other night on Catholic Identity: Who Are We As Catholic Christians and What Makes Us Different? You d think that a priest whose daily work is to help other priests grow in the faith would be well-qualified to lead such a discussion. Duh... Cameli holds a doctorate degree in theology and is the author of several books. He was the right guy at the podium, OK, and this became clear as the evening unfolded. He began by saying that the foundation of our faith is a belief in Jesus, and he added early on that the things he would be covering were things that we as Catholic Christians are already living and breathing, even if we haven t taken the time to label them. He said, for example, that we see the world as being created good, as being marked by sin, and as being redeemed by Christ. He said, too, that we embrace the sacraments as a way of finding God; that we celebrate tradition not only for remembering the past but for moving forward as well; and that we recognize the authority of leadership and experience. He also stressed that Catholic Christians have a sense of community that goes beyond our individualism. Yes, we all pray in our own ways, but we have a basic understanding that we are integral to the salvation story. He said that our gathering as a community of faith week after week for Mass or even attending adult ed sessions on Catholic identity shows that we are on the same path at the same time to the same end, a notion which Cameli expands in his book, Going to God Together. I especially like what he said in cementing his point that night: Our relationship with God is personal, but it's never private. I laughed when Fr. Cameli said that as a child, he enjoyed hearing more than anything else a single expression from his mom or dad: I might as well do it myself... One could argue that God had the same thought in mind when he sent his only Son to live for us, to die for us, to rise for us. An essential benchmark of Catholic Christianity, though as Cameli pointed out is the notion that we are working in cooperation with God s grace and with one another to change the world. We are involved. Hopeful. And open to all. It s funny. Warm weather and a sluggish A/C system prompted Fr. Cameli to remove his collar before he began speaking, and in retrospect, this spontaneous action was a metaphor for his entire talk. Why? Because he helped us to look beyond the symbols of our faith endearing though they may be to the essence of our faith. We believe in Jesus the Christ, and we believe that building up the Kingdom isn t about you or about me, it s about us. With or without the statues, the incense, and even the Roman collars, let s help each other along the path. We might as well do it ourselves, after all, for in a larger context than Mr. and Mrs. Cameli intended, I think that s the whole idea. THE END Parish Organizations Boy Scout - Coordinator: Mr. Vince Clemente Christ Renews His Parish: Lay Director: Mr. Ronald Pasko Friendship Club - President: Mrs. Rosalie Anastos Girl Scout - Coordinator: Mrs. Joyce McGinniss Knights of Columbus - Tonti Council: Tony Mangiaracina, past Grand Knight Kropeczki - Sr. El bieta Pawlus Ladies of St. Anne - President: Mrs. Violet DelVecchio Laudamus - Mr. Jaros³aw Buranicz Legion of Mary - Presidents: Mr. Justo Evangelista & Mrs. Fely Mesina Legion of Mary, Juniors - President: Emma Camara Irving Park Catholic Woman s Club - Mrs. Dolores Schoewe Market Day - Coordinator: Mrs. Tammy Sammarco Polish Club of the Good Shepherd - President: Andrzej Parada Polish Rosary Group - Mrs. Helena Lesak Polish Saturday School - Director: Mrs. Renata Gawlilk Polish School Parents Ass n. - President: Krystyna Blacharczyk Serduszka - Music Teacher - Miss Iwona Raszyk St. Ferdinand Athletic Board - Director: Mr. Len Bertolini St. Ferdinand Family & School Association - President: Mrs. Maureen Sobie St. Ferdinand Parish Council - President: Mr. Ralph Barnhart St. Ferdinand Polish Highlanders Club - President: St. Ferdinand School Board - Chairperson: Mrs. Mary Ann Barnhart St. Vincent DePaul Society - President: Mr. Ralph Barnhart Ushers Club - President: Mr. Mike Bisceglie
10 St. Ferdinand Church 5900 West Barry Avenue Chicago, IL St. Ferdinand Parish Rev. David J. Cortesi, Pastor Rev. William M. Holbrook, Associate Pastor Rev. Marek Jurzyk, Associate Pastor Rev. Roman Rataj, Associate Pastor Rev. Joseph Kromenaker, Resident Irwin Hotcaveg, Deacon Ronald Weiner, Deacon SUNDAY MASSES: CHURCH / Koœcio³: Saturday: 5:00 PM Sunday: 7:30 AM 12:30 PM 9:00 AM 3:00 PM (Polish) 10:45 AM (Polish), 5:00 PM 6:30 PM (Polish) CHAPEL / Kaplica 7:30 AM (Polish), 10:30 AM, and 12:15 PM (Italian). RECONCILIATION / SpowiedŸ Saturday: 8:45-9:30 AM or by appointment in the rectory. Sobota: 6:30 wieczorem. St. Ferdinand School - 773/ Dr. Lucine Mastalerz, Principal Christian OutReach (COR) - 773/ Mrs. Lu Caravette, Director Religious Education Office - 773/ ext. 366 Mr. Joseph Kummer, D.R.E. Missionary Sisters of Christ the King - 773/ Sr. Gracjana Ziêba, Superior Business Manager - 773/ ext. 3 Mr. Daniel P. Costigan To register please come to the rectory during business hours: 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon & 1:00 PM - 8:30 PM Monday - Friday Baptism of children is celebrated at 1:45 p.m. in English on the second and fourth Sundays of the month, and in Polish on the first and third Sundays of the month. To register, please call the rectory. Pre-Baptism class is required for baptism of the first child. The class in English is held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the rectory, and in Polish on the Tuesday before the first Sunday of the month at 7:30 p.m. in Church. Please call the rectory to reserve a place in the class. Marriages must be arranged at least four months prior to the ceremony. Please call the rectory.