2 Page Two Third Ordinary Sunday January 25, 2015 Mass Intentions The sanctuary lamps this week are lit for: Ros e and Ann C oc o Marriage Banns Second: Piotr Maziarz and Catherine Saletnik MONDAY January 26 Memorial of St. Timothy & Titus 8:00 AM Mary White rq. Carave e Family 12:00 PM (Noon) Mass in English 7:00 PM Mass in Polish TUESDAY January 27, :00 AM Cora Gould rq. Lu Carave e 12:00 PM Mass in English 7:00 PM Mass in Polish WEDNESDAY January 28 Memeorial of St. Thomas Aquinas 8:00 AM Jeane e Vastalo rq. Lu Carave e 12:00 PM Laura Pelegrino rq. Cousin Agnes 7:00 PM Mass in Polish THURSDAY January 29, :00 AM Mass in English 12:00 PM Mass in English 7:00 PM Mass in Polish FRIDAY January 30, :00 AM Mass in English 12:00 PM (Noon) Mass in English 7:00 PM Mass in Polish SATURDAY January 31 St. John Bosco 7:00 AM Mass in Polish 8:00 AM Mass in English 5:00 PM Mass in English SUNDAY February 1 Fourth Sunday of Ordinary Time 7:00 AM O zdrowie dla Izabelki, O zdrowie i Boże błogosławieństwo oraz opiekę Matki Najświętszej w czasie choroby dla zięcia, O powrót do zdrowia dla Wojciecha S f, +Ewa i Jan Kabat, Maria i Jan Budzioch oraz ich dzieci, Franciszek Budzioch 8:30 AM George Bara 10:00 AM All Benefactors of St. Ferdinand Parish 10:15 AM o zdrowie dla Izabelki 12:30 PM Dolores D. Gunderson 3:00 PM Mass in Polish 5:00 PM George& Bruha Families rq. Family 7:00 PM o zdrowie dla Izabelki Third: Alexander Kowalczyk and Samantha Kopiec WELCOME TO OUR CHURCH Veronica Sophia daughter of Ireneusz and Khrystyna (Olyva) Mierzejek Sebas an Pawel son of Tomasz and Sylwia (Pula) Guzik Alex son of Pawel and Agata (Bielanin) Kleszczewski Michael Peter son of Piotr and Magdalena (Zajac) Franczyk Nicholas Henry son of Mariusz and Anna (Dzidowska) Mroczkowski Rest in Peace Please remember to pray for the souls of all our faithful departed, especially: Lilian Handzel DEVOTIONS EUCHARISTIC ADORATION - Held each Thursday following the 8:00 a.m. Mass un l 6:45p.m. DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed in English everyday from Monday to Friday following 8:00 a.m. Mass. Please take a short break from your busy life and join the ladies in prayers. On every Saturday right a er 8:00 a.m. Mass prayer to St. Anne is being said. Please stop by the Church and offer to God at least a few moments of your me.
3 January 25, 2015 Third Ordinary Sunday Page Three Remember in Prayer As members of the parish faith community, it is our responsibility to 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: Irene Rowe Mary Ayello Anthony R. Coco Lo e Chrapla Violet Del Vacchio Edward Waytula Pat Ostrowski William Keleher Arlene Garcia Diana Krzyzanowski Nick Paolino Adam Shershen Jean Staniszewski Josephine Coco Laura Schofield Calvin Upton Julie D Agos no Luna Family Margery Janz Brianna Jurczykowski Susan Milostan Robert Malek Michael F. Coco Tish Vanoni Jodi Mack Geraldine Mack Agnes Coco Ester Baran Isabell Beyer Deadra Kusek Stanley Podgorny Marie a Falbo Laverne Greco Steve Johns Barbara Alderson Henryk Sykula Anna DeBold Kathleen Barr Lesley Barr Mary Hal n Virginia Starsiak Veena Bhat Pat Flynn Veronica Segovia Frances Skrabacz Marion Watermann Richard Behrendt Irene & Joseph Biancalana Steve Garorowski Grace Miceli Dolly D Agos no Jerry Mack Joan Grzeskowiek Wiliam Reynen Christeen Gross Gerald Marcelo Julia Szyelik Chris n Gross Jim Jezuit George Keehn Donald Trainor Henry Katnik Maureen Keith Dolly Aloisio Jozef Golonka Michael Spano Judy Fahey 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 des ned 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, mee ng danger with courage, and all occasions with discipline loyalty, they may truly serve the cause of jus ce and peace to the honor of your holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. SPC Jeffrey Foerster and SA Andrew Rios Our Stewardship of Treasure Thank you for sharing your TREASURE with St. Ferdinand Parish Bóg zapłać! PLEASE REMEMBER ST. FERDINAND PARISH IN YOUR WILL. Follow me and I will make you fishers of men. Jesus call to Follow me is a call to all Chris ans! Jesus asks us to help Him build his church on earth by generously sharing all our gi s of prayer, talent and treasure. Remember, Jesus calls us to generously develop and share all our gi s, not just the ones we pick and choose. Thank you! Sincere THANK YOU to all who give their me to keep our church clean. Thank you for your faithfulness and dependability. Please know that your help is very much valued and appreciated. May God bless you abundantly. LITURGICAL MINISTRIES SCHEDULE MASS TIME LECTOR EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS SATURDAY, January 31, :00 PM E. DeLeon E. Mele, J. Lohrmann SUNDAY, February 1, :30 AM 10:00 AM (chapel) 12:30 PM 5:00 PM SUNDAY, January 18, 2015 The January 17/18 collec on will be reported in the next week s bulle n. B. Koziol T. Kass, T. Czosnyka Boy Scout J/C Mazurek M. Syodia/L. Perz M. & J. McGinniss, M. Barnhart, F. Supan, W. Rodriguez J. Zarate, M. Madrano H. Syodia
4 January 25, 2015 Third Ordinary Sunday Page Four From the Pastor s desk Dear Parishioners, It is not o en that I share or ask for your support regarding countless and never ending projects that are going on in our parish. I m not always publically acknowledging the men and women behind these projects. I thought this would be a perfect me to recognize these individuals who quietly work behind the scenes with no personal interest or gain in mind. I need to highlight their ac ons and you need to know them. This is also a mely opportunity for me to tell you about many of the projects that have been completed and those that are currently s ll in progress. Many of you may have never been in the convent or used the convent facili es, not all of you are familiar with the proper es around the school, not many of you come to the chapel for weekend services, so it might be difficult to no ce the difference. Therefore because of our upcoming second collec on for the Building and Renova on Fund next weekend I thought it was a great opportunity to share our successes with all of you. With this in mind I wish to thank everyone who regularly, every month donate to this very important cause. Because of these addi onal funds that we receive, we are able to take be er care of our church, our parish buildings and maintain the parish grounds. In addi on to the funds collected, many of these projects would not be possible without the help of many very devoted and willing volunteers and businesses who donate their me, skills and effort. It is because of individuals like them, that all of these projects were able to move forward, however there are s ll many more improvements and renova ons to be accomplished. Thus, the fathers of our altar servers helped to renovate a room in the basement of the convent which now the altar servers are u lizing it for their mee ngs, but it is also used for many other func ons or gatherings. The McManus Hall was completely redesigned, renovated and redecorated. Last New Year s Eve party s en re profit was donated to offset the final cost associated with it s renova on. Now we have a beau ful state of the art Parish Hall. Installa on of modern, energy-saving lights in our church bell tower was completed. We now, have the ability to change the colors of the light according to the Liturgical Season. Mr. Marcin Polek sponsored the cost of these energy saving lights and two of our parishioners, Mr. Bogdan Wrobel and Pawel Andreasik donated their me by installing them. At the same me our Polish Organist, Kamil Duda shared his skills and exper se with installing our newly repaired electronic bells opera ng system. The stone resistance walls around the church property were repaired and securely reinstalled. Following parishioners have donated many days to this laborious project: Tadeusz Kulasik, Ryszard Kata, Jan Mitoraj, Stanislaw Ciszek, Robert Stankiewicz, Norbert Garczynski. This Spring we plan to finish this project by revamping the Barry side entrance to the church. Right now, work is being done in the chapel. Some of the cost is being covered by the insurance money that we received a er claims were submi ed for damages sustained to the chapel during last winter. Once we receive the necessary approvals from the Archdiocese s and the insurance carrier, the en re chapel will be repainted. In addi on a screen/ curtain was installed at the choir lo which changed the appearance of our chapel considerably. It is already in the works to replace the almost 80 year old windows in the chapel, four of the large windows on the stairwells and two in the choir lo. Windows have been purchased, however it is a special order due to their size, but as soon as they are ready they will be installed promptly. We fixed and updated the convent basement. The parents of the Polish children s choir Kropeczki supported our efforts by helping with the work. Recently, the floors were finished, and the first floor stairway was painted. Right now, fathers of the Polish Scouts are giving a face li to another room in the Convent basement to provide addi onal space for mee ngs and organiza onal func ons.
5 Page Five Third Ordinary Sunday January 25, 2015 The only other project at the convent building is upda ng the kitchen and a room adjacent to it. We are searching for sponsors who can help us fund this project. Funds are needed for kitchen cabinets, appliances, furniture, electrical and pluming. Therefore I would like to ask the groups or organiza ons u lizing these facili es to please help us find the resources or consider dona ng to this project. To all parishioners and those of you a ending our services please consider a slight increase in your generous dona on to our Building Fund next weekend. The money collected will help us to make these improvements, and provide a hospitable facility for everyone to enjoy. The funds collected next weekend will be used toward th is important project and enable us to start new programs. I would like to add that many other smaller jobs have been completed in recent months and weeks. On as needed basis equipment needed to run day to day opera ons is being fixed or repaired. Our parish is large and consists of many buildings so you can only imagine how much effort and energy it takes to run day to day opera ons. It is you, my dear parishioners and your generosity that enables us to keep this parish func oning effec vely and efficiently. We want to maintain the church and all of the buildings in great shape so our whole community can benefit from it, and feel at home. Allow me now to acknowledge our parishioners that have their own businesses and companies giving us a helping hand and services on pro bono basis I men oned earlier: MAA Remodeling Mariusz Robak ; LBC Construc on: Lucjan Pilichiewicz ; KM Building Enterprises: Kazimierz Mazurek ; J&R Windows Construc on: Robert Stankiewicz ; Midwest Renova on Services: Pawel Snopkowski All of them donated their countless days of uncompensated work. The parish was only responsible for covering the cost of the raw material and in some cases their employees wage for the work performed. Please consider u lizing the above businesses in your own home improvement projects. They are reliable and trustworthy. They are in our neighborhood and in our own community. Think of them when you need someone to help you. I want to thank all who help with cleaning our church, cleaning the vestments and altar linens, all who help taking care of the parish grounds, all involved with English and Polish schools and to everyone who help to make our parish Liturgies richer and anyone who I might have forgo en to men oned here. May God embrace you and keep you in his care. Every first Sunday of the month we pray in a special way for you and all our sponsors and benefactors. God bless you! Father Jason Torba YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! What can you do now that won t cost you anything but s ll help the parish? One way is through your estate planning. Most people have families they need to provide for and that is extremely important. Perhaps some por on of your estate could be given to Saint Ferdinand. Here s how you can do it: Name Saint Ferdinand to receive part of your IRA. Just ask the custodian or trustee for a new beneficiary form. Make a life insurance gi. Your insurance agent can supply a beneficiary form that names Saint Ferdinand as a beneficiary for all or part of the policy. Inves gate P.O.D. accounts. In most areas, you can name Saint Ferdinand to receive CD s or savings accounts at death, o en called P.O.D. (pay on death) accounts. Leave part of your stock por olio. Brokerage accounts generally will permit investors to name beneficiaries for securi es held at the firm. Add Saint Ferdinand when you make or amend your will. It s another wonderful way you can leave a legacy for Saint Ferdinand! If you have a revocable living trust, include Saint Ferdinand as a beneficiary. Any immediate gi s made through your living trust are tax deduc ble. Finally, when naming Saint Ferdinand as your beneficiary, the correct language is: I give (a percentage or dollar amount) to the Catholic Bishop of Chicago A Corpora on Sole, for the sole benefit of Saint Ferdinand Parish, Chicago. When named in this way, the money will be used exclusively to benefit our parish. THANK YOU!
6 January 25, 2015 Third Ordinary Sunday Page Six 2014 CONTRIBUTION STATEMENT REQUESTS 2014 Contribu on Statements are prepared by REQUEST only for any registered parishioner. Please call the Parish Office ex. 225 with your name, address and envelope number. The statement can be either picked up at the office or it will be mailed to your home address. Thank you! SCOUTING NEWS Come join the young men of St. Ferdinand Boy Scout Troop 51 and Cub Scout Pack 3051as they celebrate Scout Sunday at the 10:00 AM Mass in the Chapel on Sunday February 1st. A er mass the Scouts invite all parishioners to join them in McManus Hall for coffee and doughnuts. COR S CORNER Please remember our Food Pantry when you shop this weekend. The foods we give out are all non-perishable, but we have a freezer now and welcome any frozen foods. They can't be le in church and chapel, they must be brought to the COR office at the Convent on Mondays (the office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30p.m.). People also ask for any sanitary items. On the first Saturday and Sunday of the month (January 31/February 1) please drop the purchased items when you come to the church. VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD The Archdiocese of Chicago Voca ons Office helps men discern a call to the priesthood through retreats, visits to the seminary and discernment opportuni es. As well, the Voca- on Office works with men to determine their eligibility to apply to the seminary for the diocesan priesthood in Chicago. Finally, the Voca ons Office ac vely works to create a culture suppor ve of voca ons through promo on, educa on, and parish based efforts to raise awareness. More informa on on becoming a priest in the Archdiocese of Chicago is available by contac ng:fr. Francis Bi erman Archdiocesan Voca ons Office i FRIENDLY REMINDERS If you or a loved one is in need of prayers due to an illness, please call the rectory to put your name on the prayer list. If someone on this list has recovered, please call the rectory to have the name removed. If you or a loved one are in the hospital and would like a visit from our ministers, deacons or priests, you must call the rectory and request a visit. The privacy law states that the hospital cannot provide a list when we come o visit our parishioners. Please no fy the rectory if you have someone in your home who is unable to join us at Mass and he/she would appreciate having the Eucharist brought to the home. We ask that if you have a loved one serving in the military, to please contact the rectory office to give us the name of the soldier, branch of service, and rank, so the whole parish can pray for your loved one. If your address has changed or if you are moving out of our parish and no longer wish to be a parishioner, please no fy the rectory at ex. 225 KOLBE HOUSE JAIL MINISTRY MASS Sunday, February 1 Kolbe House, the Jail Ministry for the Archdiocese of Chicago, invites you to a bilingual (Spanish and English) Mass at 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 1, at Assump on B.V.M. Parish, 2434 South California Avenue in Chicago. At this Mass, we especially invite anyone who is personally affected by incarcera on, a vic m of crime, or anyone who wants to be part of our ministry through prayer. If you are an ex-offender or have a loved one who is incarcerated, please come. If you need more informa on, please call Deacon Pablo or Fr. Arturo at Kolbe House: or Pablo at IRVING PARK CATHOLIC WOMAN S CLUB will have their Mee ng on the Second Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. A er our Mee ng we will have Soup Salad Cupcakes and Cake. The cost is $4. Mary Ellen Zyniewicz will make the soup and salad. Hostesses will be Rita Cox, Sue Buzinski, and Rose Guzze a. A erward we will play CLR. We WELCOME ANY ONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO JOIN US FOR A FUN AFTERNOON. PLEASE REMEMBER OUR ADDRESS FOR THE MEETING IS: 5936 W. BARRY, CHICAGO. (ST. FERDINAND S CON- VENT) EVERYONE IS WELCOME. Any ques ons please call: Ann Marie Lane
7 January 25, 2015 Third Ordinary Sunday Page Seven ST. FERDINAND SCHOOL NEWS! Missing: Oh No! The Gingerbread Man is running loose in our school. Don't worry-- Kindergarten is on the case! Using skills learned during the STEM labs, 8th grade helped Kindergarten build traps to find the missing Gingerbread Man. They also drew school maps, so we are confident The Gingerbread Man will be found. Look for these traps around the school, and hopefully we can catch St. Ferdinand s missing Gingerbread Man! What is Na onal Catholic Schools Week? Na onal Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebra on of Catholic educa on in the United States. It starts the last Sunday in January and runs all week, which in 2015 is January The theme for the Na onal Catholic Schools Week 2015 is Catholic Schools: Communi es of Faith, Knowledge and Service. Schools typically observe the annual celebra on week with Masses, open houses and other ac vi es for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, schools focus on the value Catholic educa on provides to young people and its contribu ons to our church, our communi es and our na on. Catholic school isn t free, but there are many parents who understand that a child s educa- on is worth paying for, especially when you consider what parents and children get in return. Not just the bare minimum, but a sense of faith, an ability to focus, and an expecta on of achievement all important aspects of success in school and life. We invite you to take some me to see what we believe in, see what we believe is important, and visit ST. FERDINAND schools before you make a decision regarding your child s educa on! We spend our me educa ng the whole child, in mind, heart, and spirit. Our schools are caring communi es where children get a strong sense of right and wrong. THE WOMEN S CENTER In our na on over 1 million abor ons are performed each year. The babies aren t the only vic ms of abor on. The other vic ms are their mothers, who in many cases were pressured into the abor on. Sooner or later they experience horrible grief and depression. At the Women s Center we try to help women struggling with a problem pregnancy and save them from grieving later. Save the date: Saturday, February 14, 2015 is the date for our 30th Life Banquet. NOTE: It will be at a new loca on The Belvedere Restaurant in Elk Grove Village. The super price for the banquet is $55.00 per person or $ for a table of 10 people. We are excited to announce our keynote speaker is Dr. Monica Miller, author of the book Abandoned, the Untold Story of the Abor on Wars. For ckets call Please consider hos ng a diaper drive through your school, church, or youth group. Diapers in sizes 1, 4, 5, and 6, and baby hygiene products are always urgently needed. We always need maternity and gently used teenage boy clothes. These items must be delivered to us unless accompanied by baby furniture. The clients and their families who receive these resources are so grateful for your generosity. Please contact Paige at or Have you felt God calling you to serve in the pro-life mission field? The Women s Center is looking for new volunteers Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Areas of need include lobby recep on, furniture distribu on, print room copying, and occasional mailings. We always need people to clean the baby bo les that we use to collect spare change at churches. This is actually our main fundraiser and keeps our doors open. For details, contact Paige at or We also need 4 walkers, 3 toddler beds, 4 strollers, 2 double strollers, 4 swings, crib sheets, 2 changing tables and 4 infant car seat/carriers. It will be a great help if you can deliver these to us. For our address, or if a pick-up by a volunteer is needed, please call The families who receive these things are grateful for your generosity.
8 January 25, 2015 Third Ordinary Sunday Page Eight ADULT CONFIRMATION Are you an adult who has not celebrated the sacrament of Confirma- on? Adult Confirma ons will be held during the spring months throughout the. Archdiocese. Prepara on groups are forming now. To register or for informa on please telephone (312) or go to The Prepara on Classes in English are already in session every Sunday at 10:00am in St. Ferdinand School. For more informa on, please call Sr. Anna Strycharz at wew. 352 HURTING FROM ABORTION? There are people who understand and can help. Are you hur ng emo onally and spiritually a er an abor on? There is hope for your future! If you're suffering because of an abor on, you may feel alone. But you are not. Call HOPE. erabor on.com One-on-one lay counseling, referrals to trained priests and understanding professional counselors and day-long retreats provided. THE FRIENDSHIP CLUB of St. Ferdinand is anxious to welcome you. We meet every Monday in the Convent from 10:00AM-3:00PM with coffee and a snack at noon. For entertainment we lay various card games and occasionally have speakers to tell you about things of interest to seniors. Both men and women are welcome. For detailed informa on please call Pat at SUNDAY MASS ON TELEVISION Sunday Mornings at 9:30 a.m. on WGN-TV 9 Sunday Mass at Mercy Home for Boys and Girls the Parish of the Airways is seen on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m., on WGN- TV, Channel 9 in Chicago. Sunday Mass at Mercy Home, recorded at Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, has been a source of spiritual nourishment since 1992 for those unable to leave their homes because of age or ailment to a end Mass. THE CATHOLIC NEW WORLD The newspaper for the Archdiocese of Chicago Providing a strong Catholic voice in Cook and Lake coun es for over 120 years. Subscribe or Renew your subscrip on today! THIS WEEK AT ST. FERDINAND PARISH Monday January 26, :00AM Friendship Club (Convent) 6:00PM Cub Scouts (Convent) 6:00PM Troop #51 (McManus Hall) Tuesday January 27, :00PM Radosc (McManus Hall) 6:00PM Chicagowskie Slowiki (Chapel) 7:30PM - Bap sm Prep. Classes in Polish (Church) Wednesday January 28, :30PM Jr. Legion of Mary (Convent) 5:00PM Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena (Church) 6:00PM Cub Scouts (Convent) 6:00PM Polonia Group Dance (McManus) 6:00PM Chicagowskie Slowiki (Chapel) 6:00PM Kropeczki (Convent) 6:30PM Legion of Mary (Small Convent) Thursday January 29, :30PM Legion of Mary Adora on (Church) 6:00PM Girl Scouts (Convent) 6:30PM Confirma on Rehearsal (Church) 7:00PM Filareci (Chapel) Friday January 30, :00AM Legion of Mary (Convent) 6:30PM Pilgrim Virgin (Convent) 7:00PM Confirma on Mass (Church) Saturday January 31, :00PM Polish Saturday School (All Halls) 1:00PM Polish Scouts (Convent) 6:00PM AA Mee ng (Convent) Sunday February 1, :30AM School of Religion 9:30AM Scout Sunday (Canning Hall) 10:00AM Good Shepherd Club Mtg (McManus Hall) 10:00AM School Family Mass BULLETIN ARTICLES DEADLINE The deadline for bulle n ar cles is 3:00 p.m. on the previous Friday preceding the Sunday of publica on. All ar cles can be can ed to: bulle erdinand.org or dropped off at the parish office. Thank you!
9 Page Nine Third Ordinary Sunday January 25, 2015 Z biurka Ksiedza proboszcza W przyszłą niedzielę będziemy mieli kolejną drugą składkę na Fundusz Naprawy i Rozbudowy. Chciałem serdecznie podziękować wszystkim, którzy regularnie co miesiąc składają na ten cel ofiary. Dzięki tym ofiarom możemy zadbać o kościół, budynki parafialne oraz naszą posesję. Realizacja tych projektów jest możliwa ponieważ oprócz składanych na ten cel ofiar wiele osób przychodzi pracować nie biorąc za to zapłaty. Dzięki temu możemy wykonać dużo więcej prac. Tak ojcowie ministrantów pomogli wyremontować pomieszczenie w piwnicy na plebanii, z którego obecnie korzystają nie tylko ministranci, ale salka ta jest używana na różne spotkania. Tak wyremontowaliśmy salę McManus. Dzięki temu mamy piękną salę parafialną. Ostatnio zorganizowaliśmy zabawę sylwestrową, z której całkowity dochód został przeznaczony na dokończenie wyposażenia tej sali. Tak zainstalowaliśmy nowoczesne, energooszczędne oświetlenie wieży kościelnej, gdzie mamy możliwość zmiany kolorów oświetlenia w zależności od okresu liturgicznego. Znalazł się sponsor, który zakupił lampy (Marcin Polek), a dwaj nasi parafialnie (Bogdan Wróbel i Paweł Andreasik) wykonali instalację i podłączenie za darmo. Został też w ten sposób naprawiony i zainstalowany nowy system dzwonóch elektronicznych, w czym pomógł nam nasz organista Kamil Duda. Tak ostatnio wyremontowaliśmy murki oporowe wokół kościoła. Kilku panów poświęciło swój czas dla parafii. Byli to Tadeusz Kulasik, Ryszard Kata, Jan Mitoraj, Stanisław Ciszek, Robert Stankiewicz, Norbert Garczyński. Niektórzy z tych panów pracowali prze kilkanaście dni nie biorąc za to żadnego wynagrodzenia. Na wiosnę mamy plan dokończenia tego projektu, wyremontowanie wejść do kościoła od strony ulicy Barry. Obecnie trwają też prace remontowe w kaplicy. Część kosztów została pokryta z ubezpieczenia po zniszczeniach spowodowanych przez zimę w ubiegłym roku. W najbliższych tygodniach pomalujemy całą kaplicę po potrzebnych zatwierdzeniach z ubezpieczenia i Archidiecezji. Dodatkowo została zainstalowana zasłona na chórze, co zmieniło znacznie wygląd naszej kaplicy. Zostaną też w najbliższym czasie wymienione stare, prawie 80-letnie okna w kaplicy, cztery duże okna na klatkach schodowych i dwa na chórze. Zostały one już zakupione, czekamy na zrealizowanie tego specjalnego zamówienia. Tak wyremontowaliśmy część konwentu, zwłaszcza jedno pomieszczenie na spotkania w piwnicy. Pomogli nam w tym bardzo rodzice z dziecięcego zespołu Kropeczki. Ostatnio odnowiliśmy podłogi, pomalowaliśmy pierwsze piętro i klatkę schodową. Obecnie ojcowie polskich harcerzy remontują salę w piwnicy konwentu, będziemy mieli następną odnowioną salę na spotkania. Do wyremontowania w konwencie została nam kuchnia oraz sala do niej przylegająca. Szukamy sponsorów na sza i i urządzenia kuchenne oraz na pokrycie kosztów prac elektrycznych i hydraulicznych w tych pomieszczeniach. Dlatego zwracam się z uprzejmą prośbą do grup, które korzystają z tych pomieszczeń, aby zaangażowały się w znalezienie funduszy na pokrycie kosztów tego remontu lub też abyście rozważyli, czy może nie chcielibyście osobiście złożyć na ten cel ofiary i pozostać w pamięci tego miejsca. A do wszystkich parafian i tych, którzy uczęszczają do naszego kościoła zwracam się, abyście może złożyli troszkę większą ofiarę na Fundusz Naprawy i Rozbudowy w przyszłą niedzielę, które zostaną przeznaczone na ten cel. Chciałem dodać, że wiele innych mniejszych prac zostało wykonanych w ostatnim czasie. Na bieżąco też remontujemy różne urządzenia, aby wszystko mogło prawidłowo funkcjonować. Możemy to robić dzięki waszej ofiarności i zaangażowaniu wielu osób. Chcemy utrzymać nasz kościół i wszystkie pozostałe budynki w jak najlepszym stanie, abyśmy mogli z nich jak najlepiej korzystać oraz dobrze i miło się w nich czuć. Chciałem podziękować firmom naszych parafian: MAA Remodeling - Mariusz Robak ; LBC Constrac on - Lucjan Pilichiewicz ; KM Building Enterprises - Kazimierz Mazurek ; J&R Windows Construc on - Robert Stankiewicz ; Midwest Renova on Services - Paweł Snopkowski , którzy wykonali wiele prac za darmo lub jedynie za koszty pokrycia materiałów i zapłaty dla pracowników. Wszystkim, którzy pamagają przy sprzątaniu kościoła, praniu szat liturgicznych, pracach na posesji parafialnej, którzy pomagają prowadzić szkołę angielską, polską oraz ubogacają nasze liturgie Mszy św i nabożeństw, a których może nie wymieniłem imiennie, nich Pan Bóg Wam wszystkim wynagrodzi Swoim błogosławieństwem i potrzebnymi łaskami. Przypominam, że w każdą pierwszą niedzielę miesiąca modlimy się w sposób szczególny za wszystkich naszych ofiarodawców i dobrodziejów. Szczęść Boże! Ks. Zdzislaw Torba
10 January 25, 2015 Third Ordinary Sunday Page Ten KURS PRZYGOTOWUJĄCY DOROSŁYCH DO SAKRAMENTU BIERZMOWANIA Osoby dorosłe, które z różnych powodów nie przystąpiły do Sakramentu Bierzmowania mogą to uczynić w kwietniu br.w naszej parafii. Kurs przygotowujący ich do uzyskania tego Sakramentu rozpoczyna sie 7 lutego o godz. 7:00PM w kaplicy. Informacje i zapisy u Sr. Anny pod nr wew Sakrament Bierzmowania dla Dorosłych odbędzie się w naszej parafii 27 kwietnia, II Polonijny Kongres Rodziny, Chicago tel: Od 6 15 lutego 2015 odbędzie się II Polonijny Kongres Rodziny w Chicago: tydzień poświęcony wykładom rekolekcyjnym oraz spotkaniom warsztatowym dla małżeństw, osób przygotowujących się do sakramentu małżeństwa, dla osób, które pragną pogłębić swoją wiedzę i życie duchowe, i dla młodzieży, wraz z towarzyszącymi wydarzeniami kulturalnymi. Kongres pod hasłem Oblicza Miłości Rodzice. Wszyscy Jesteśmy Powołani Do Miłości i Wychowania jest organizowany z inicjatywy świeckich członków fundacji Strong Family / Silna Rodzina wraz z archidiecezjalnym Biurem Duszpasterstwa Rodzin i Biurem Duszpasterstwa Młodych Dorosłych. Opiekunem duchowym przedsięwzięcia jest O. Jerzy Karpiński, SJ. Patronat nad Kongresem objął Arcybiskup Chicago. Wszyscy wiemy, że podstawą szczęśliwego małżeństwa oraz trwałej i szczęśliwej rodziny jest miłość między mężem a żoną oraz między rodzicami a dziećmi. Szczęśliwa rodzina to taka, w której każdy kocha każdego. Ale być odpowiedzialnym rodzicem to jednocześnie kochać i wymagać. Kochać i wychowywać dzieci to wspierać je w rozwoju. Wszyscy jesteśmy powołani do miłości i do wychowywania tych, których kochamy. W czasie II Kongresu rekolekcje, warsztaty, i konferencje dotyczyć będą różnych obliczy miłości w małżeństwie i rodzinie. Biorąc pod uwagę złożony i bogaty charakter hasła przewodniego, program Kongresu został podzielony na pięć głównych działów po to, aby każdy mógł znaleźć coś, co szczególnie do niego przemówi czy to modlitwę, konferencje, warsztaty, sympozjum, czy tez wydarzenia kulturalne. Prezentacje odbędą się głównie w języku polskim, ale również po angielsku w szeregu parafii na terenie Archidiecezji Chicago. Swój udział już zadeklarowali: Jezuicki Ośrodek Milenijny, Parafie: Miłosierdzia Bożego, Ojców Cystersów, Św. Alberta Wielkiego, Św. Brunona, Św. Daniela Proroka, Św. Ferdynanda, Św. Konstancji, Św. Cyryla i Metodego, Św. Tomasza Becke a, Św. Trójcy, Św. Wiliama, Św. Władysława oraz Bazylika św. Jacka. Dzięki hojności naszych sponsorów i dzięki wysiłkowi wolontariuszy wszystkie przedsięwzięcia i wydarzenia Kongresu są bezpłatne dla uczestników.
11 January 25, 2015 Third Ordinary Sunday Page Eleven Dziecieca Grupa Artystyczna KRASNOLUDKI które jest częścią zespołu Polonia Działająca 28 lat pod patronatem Zjednoczenia Polskiego Rzymsko Katolickiego w Ameryce OGŁASZA nabór na semestr wiosenny i serdecznie zaprasza dzieci w wieku od 3 do 6 lat Krasnoludki to ogólnorozwojowe zajęcia dla dzieci, wszechstronnie rozwijające osobowość dziecka poprzez różne formy artystyczne: rytmikę, umuzykalnianie, taniec, śpiew i plastykę. Dzieci nabywają umiejętność pracy w grupie, uczą się koncetracji, rozwijają kreatywność i wyobraźnię. Kładzie się też duży nacisk na patriotyczne i religijne wychowanie oraz naukę i wzbogacanie języka polskiego.. Zajęcia prowadzi wykfalifikowana kadra pedagogiczna. Zapisy: w sobotę 24 i 31stycznia w godzinach od 10:00 do 12:00 w Copernicus Center, 5216 W. Lawrence w Chicago. Po wiecej informacji proszę kontaktować się z: Anna Krysińska, tel. 1 (847) ;
12 January 25, 2015 Third Ordinary Sunday Page Twelve
13 January 25, 2015 Third Ordinary Sunday Page Thirteen Several years ago now, I spent an early morning hour-- actually, it was more like a middle-of-the-night hour--outside of a local abor on clinic with a friend as part of a Forty Days for Life observance. It was rainy and cold, and Rich and I were praying the rosary together for a change of heart in women seeking abor- ons. More generally, I suppose, we were praying for a culture of life to make a posi ve impact on a culture of death. Just two guys, in the rain, in the dark, praying for life as the neighborhood slept. But the two young women who drove past us that night were wide awake, and they sha ered the quiet with the obsceni- es they screamed at us as they rolled by. I saw anger on their faces, and heard hatred in their voices. Flash forward to this past weekend when some fellow parishioners and I drove to Federal Plaza to par cipate in the 2015 Chicago March for Life. I m not good at es ma ng crowd sizes, but I m guessing thousands jammed the plaza to celebrate life. Lots of young people, families, infants in the arms of their parents. A couple of double decker busses rolled past as the rally was about to begin, and hundreds of high school students hoisted signs showing their support for the cause. In solidarity, we cheered and hoisted our signs in return. The temperature was balmy for mid-january in Chicago, promp ng Archbishop Cupich to acknowledge the special commi ee in charge of praying for good weather It was good to be there. Support Staff Mrs. Zofia Mazurek, Parish Secretary Sr. Kamila Wojdyla, Administrative Assistant Ms. Elizabeth Ceisel-Mikowska, Bulletin Editor Mr. Kamil Duda, Website Designer/Editor Liturgical Bro. Dr. James Drangsholt, Director of Music/Liturgy, Lector & EM Coordinator Mr. Kamil Duda, Polish Music Director Dcn. Irv Hotcaveg, Deacon Emeritus Ms. Jane Lohrmann, Homebound Ministers of Care Scheduler Parish Council Mrs. Sophie Kass President, Stanley Mastalerz, Anthony Mangiaracina, Peter Holod, Irene Heidelbauer, MaryAnn Barnhart, Joyce McGiniss, Elizabeth Kata, Maria Gal, Br. James Drangsholt, ExOfficio Members: Dr. Lucine Mastalerz, Sr. Anna Strycharz Parish Finance Committee Mr. Tom Bucaro-Chairperson, Robert Groszek, Tadeusz Czosnyka, Edith Anaya, Mrs. MaryAnn Barnhart, Mr. Gene Szaben, ExOfficio Members: Mr. Martin Wojtulewicz-Parish Accountant, Sr. Kamila Wojdyla, Irene Heidelbauer, Dr. Lucine Mastalerz Parish Organizations and Prayer Groups Boy Scout: Mr. Vince Clemente, Coordinator Fish Fry: Mrs. Pat Wenzl, Coordinator Friendship Club: Mrs. Patricia Flynn, President Girl Scout: Mrs. Joyce McGinniss, Coordinator Knights of Columbus Mater Christi Council: Mr. Edward Weyna, Grand Knight ON LIFE AND DEATH, JOY AND ANGER Copyright 2015 by John B. Reynolds St. Ferdinand Parish A er a few speeches, we walked a handful of blocks to the Thompson Center and on the way, a friend men oned that the whole event had a real posi ve feel to it. I told him that I couldn t agree more. But just before we reached our des na on, a wave of protestors did what they could to quell the joyful vibe. Separated from me by only about five feet and a row of police officers, they shouted from the curb their disagreement, and they had signs, too. Pro-Life is An -Woman. And Abor on on demand, and without apology. And I m a woman, not a womb. Perhaps because their anger wasn t directed at me personally, it didn t seem as intense as the anger directed at me by the two young women, but like those two, these people were not happy. Look, this has been a journey for me. I graduated high school in 1972 and went away to college shortly therea er, so when Roe v. Wade went down in January of 1973, I was barely paying a en on. Even years later, I didn t give abor on much thought. I didn t know anyone who d had one, a er all. At least I don t think I did. But years ago, and years later s ll, I wouldn t have stood outside an abor on clinic quietly praying the rosary. Nor would I have gone to a pro-life rally hois ng a sign saying Defend Life. I understand that this is a hot topic and people are passionate in both direc ons about it. But I also understand the posi ve energy I felt during the march, and the nega ve energy I felt coming at me from the protesters. And now it s clear in my head which side of the curb I want to be on. Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary: Marcia Codak Ladies of St. Anne: Mrs. Violet DelVecchio, President Legion of Mary: Miss Aurora Almeida President Legion of Mary, Juniors: Mrs. Emma Camara, President Irving Park Catholic Woman s Club: Mrs. Dolores Schoewe Market Day: Ms. Pat DelBoccio, Coordinator Polish Altar Servers Fr. Michal Wyrzykowski, Moderator English Altar Servers: Fr. Marcin Zasada, Moderator Polish Club of the Good Shepherd: Mr. Andrzej Parada, President Polish Rosary Group: Mrs. Helena Lesak, President Polish School Parents Assn.: Mrs. Bogusława Łakomy, Pres. Radość: Ms. Marzena Kulesza, Music Teacher Kropeczki: Sr. Anna Strycharz Polonia: Ms. Anna Krysinski St. Ferdinand Athletic: Mrs. Linda Ward St. Ferdinand Polish Highlanders Club: Mr. Tadeusz Kulasik, President St. Ferdinand School Board: Mrs. MaryAnn Barnhart, Chairperson St. Vincent DePaul Society: Mr. Michael McGinniss, President Teens of Our Church: Fr. Michal Wyrzykowski Youth Minister The Association of Apostles of the Divine Mercy: Fr. Michal Wyrzykowski, Moderator Ushers Club: Mr. Peter Holod, President Pro-Life Coordinators: Tony Mangiaracina, Helena Lasak Chapel Choir Conductor Julie Tupiak Word of Life Dito Camara Holy Spirit Missionary Association: Sr. Elwira Dziuk Notre Dame Athletics: Mrs. Linda Ward Notre Dame Board of Directors: Ms. Sue Miller & Ms. Noreen Musica
14 St. Ferdinand Church 5900 W. Barry Ave. Chicago, IL Phone: (773) St. Ferdinand Parish Rev. Zdzisław (Jason) Torba, Pastor Rev. Marcin Zasada, Associate Pastor Rev. Michael Wyrzykowski, Associate Pastor Rev. Albert Judy, OP PT Associate Pastor Rev. Raymond O Connor, CMF Weekend Help Br. James Drangsholt, OSF In Residence ENGLISH MASS TIMES POLISH Weekdays W ciągu tygodnia 8:00 AM & 12:00 Noon 7:00 PM Saturdays Sobota 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM (Anticipated) 7:00 AM Sundays Niedziela 8:30 AM 7:00 AM 10:00 AM (Chapel) 10:15 AM 12:30 PM 3:00 PM 5:00 PM 7:00 PM RECONCILIATION / SAKRAMENT SPOWIEDZI Monday Saturday / od poniedziałku do soboty 6:30 PM 7:00 PM Saturday / Sobota 8:30 AM 9:00 AM First Friday of the month / Pierwszy piątek miesiąca 6:00 PM 7:30 PM St. Ferdinand School: Dr. Lucine Mastalerz, Head of Schools Notre Dame High School for Girls Office: Irene Heidelbauer Director Religious Education Office: ex. 352 Sr. Anna Strycharz D.R.E. St. Ferdinand Polish Saturday School: ex 303 Sr. Genowefa Potaczała Principal Christian OutReach (COR): Mr. Michael McGinniss, Director Missionary Sisters of Christ the King Sr. Anna Strycharz, Superior Sr. Kamila Wojdyla, Sr. Anna Gorska Sr. Genowefa Potaczała BAPTISM: For Children: a pre-baptism class is required for Baptism of the first child. Classes are held in English on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30PM in the Church, and in Polish on the last Tuesday of each month at 7:30PM in the Church. Following registration, the sacrament of Baptism is celebrated in English on the second Saturday each month at 6:00PM and on the fourth Sunday of the month at the 12:30PM Mass. The sacrament of Baptism is celebrated in Polish on the first Saturday of the month at 6:00PM and on the third Sunday of the month at the 3:00PM Mass. Please call the rectory to register at 773/ For Adults: Classes are taught through the Rite of Christian Initiation Program (RCIA) on Sunday mornings at 10:00AM. Please call Stan Mastalerz, the RCIA Director at 773/ for more information. MARRIAGES: Must be arranged at least four months prior to the ceremony. Please call the rectory.
15 CHURCH NAME AND NUMBER St. Ferdinand #639 ADDRESS 5900 Barry Avenue Chicago, Illinois PHONE CONTACT PERSON Elizabeth Ceisel-Mikowska or SOFTWARE Microsoft Publisher 2003 Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Windows 2000 Professional with Service Pak 4 PRINTER HP Photo Smart P1100 TRANSMISSION TIME Wednesday, 7:00AM NUMBER OF PAGES SENT Cover through 16 (ads on page 14 and 15) Page 16 is church copy SUNDAY DATE OF BULLETIN January 25, 2015 SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS Third Ordinary Sunday
www.stferdinandchurch.com At some point, Christ will question me: What have you done with my people? Are they holier because of your ministry? Are they more generous, more loving toward others? In short,
www.stferdinandchurch.com Page Two Holy Trinity Sunday June 15, 2014 Mass Intentions MONDAY June 16, 2014 8:00 Mass in English 12:00 PM (Noon) Mass in English 7:00 PM Mass in Polish TUESDAY June 17, 2014
ST. FERDINAND CHURCH RECTORY: 5900 W. BARRY AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60634 (773) 622-5900 JULY 21, 2013 SIXTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Photo by Romuald Gluch WWW.STFERDINANDCHURCH.COM Page Two 16th Ordinary
www.stferdinandchurch.com Page Two SS. Peter & Paul Sunday June 29, 2014 Mass Intentions MONDAY June 30, 2014 8:00 Florence Mullins rq. Daughter 12:00 PM (Noon) Thanksgiving Duran Family 7:00 PM Mass in
www.stferdinandchurch.com Page Two 18th Ordinary Sunday August 3, 2014 Mass Intentions MONDAY August 4 Memorial of St. John Vianney 8:00 Phyllis Tomas 12:00 PM (Noon) Offering Mass to the soul of Lydia
www.stferdinandchurch.com Page Two Fourteen Ordinary Sunday July 6, 2014 Mass Intentions The sanctuary lamps this week are lit for: Alex Ladisa Blessing for Magdalena and Peter Kaczor Family MONDAY July
ST. FERDINAND CHURCH RECTORY: 5900 W. BARRY AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60634 (773) 622-5900 OCTOBER 6, 2013 TWENTY-SEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Photo by Romuald Gluch WWW.STFERDINANDCHURCH.COM Page Two 27th
ST. FERDINAND CHURCH RECTORY: 5900 W. BARRY AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60634 (773) 622-5900 APRIL 7, 2013 SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY Photo by Romuald Gluch Page Two Divine Mercy Sunday April 7,
ST. FERDINAND CHURCH RECTORY: 5900 W. BARRY AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60634 (773) 622-5900 JULY 15, 2012 FIFTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Photo by Romuald Gluch Page Two 15 Ordinary Sunday July 15, 2012 Mass
ST. FERDINAND CHURCH RECTORY: 5900 W. BARRY AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60634 (773) 622-5900 JULY 31, 2011 THE SEVENTEENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Photo by Romuald Gluch Page Two 19th Ordinary Sunday July 31, 2011
ST. FERDINAND CHURCH RECTORY: 5900 W. BARRY AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60634 (773) 622-5900 JUNE 13, 2010 ELEVENTH SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME Photo by Romuald Gluch Page Two 11th Ordinary Sunday June 13, 2010 Mass
ST. FERDINAND CHURCH RECTORY: 5900 W. BARRY AVENUE CHICAGO, IL 60634 (773) 622-5900 MAY 16, 2010 ASCENSION OF THE LORD Photo by Romuald Gluch Page Two Ascension of the Lord May 16, 2010 Mass Intentions
Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 8, 2015 Rev. Thaddeus Dzieszko Pastor - Ext. 20 Rev. Robert Fraczek Associate Pastor - Ext. 33 Rev. James Heyd Resident - Ext. 31 Mrs. Eva Panczyk School Principal
St. Ferdinand Church RECTORY: 5900 WEST BARRY AVENUE PHONE: 773/622-5900 Photo by Romuald Gluch October 3, 2004 Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time Page Two Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time October
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time August 9, 2015 Rev. Thaddeus Dzieszko Pastor - Ext. 20 Rev. Robert Fraczek Associate Pastor - Ext. 33 Rev. Mariusz Manka Associate Pastor Ex. 36 Rev. James Heyd Resident
6725 W. Devon Ave. Chicago, IL. 60631 Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time October 28, 2012 Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. (Mass in Polish) Monday through
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time August 2, 2015 Rev. Thaddeus Dzieszko Pastor - Ext. 20 Rev. Robert Fraczek Associate Pastor - Ext. 33 Rev. Mariusz Manka Associate Pastor Ex. 36 Rev. James Heyd Resident
Saint Joseph Basilica Parish of the Third Millennium Mission Statement Saint Joseph Parish is committed to proclaim the gospel message of Jesus Christ as a Catholic community of faith, by promoting a sense
Saint Francis Borgia Church 8033 W. Addison St. Chicago,IL 60634 773-625-1118 www.saintfrancisborgiachicago.com Fifth Sunday of Easter May 3, 2015 Mass Schedule Monday - Friday: 7:15 & 8:30am in Chapel
St. Thomas of Villanova A Catholic Parish Family Palatine, IL HERE TO SERVE YOU 847-358-6999 Priests Rev. Tom Rzepiela, Pastor Rev. Ray Yadron, Pastor Emeritus Rev. James Presta, Weekend Associate Rev.
The Catholic Faith Community of St. Daniel the Prophet All are welcome in this place. St. Daniel the Prophet Catholic Church 5300 South Natoma Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60638 Ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Saint Francis Borgia Church 8033 W. Addison St. Chicago, IL 60634 773-625-1118 www.saintfrancisborgiachicago.com The Fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time February 1, 2015 Mass Intentions Saturday, January 31,
OUR LITURGY WE KEEP IN OUR PRAYERS Those serving in the Armed Forces: Jonathan Viegas, Brian Roemer, David Concepcion, Patrick Brasel, Sean Brasel, Chris Ehlers, Donald Dikijian, Kristopher Rodgers, Caes