1 ST. FERDINAND CHURCH RECTORY: 5900 W. BARRY AVENUE CHICAGO, IL (773) MAY 9, 2010 SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER Photo by Romuald Gluch
2 Page Two Sixth Easter Sunday May 9, 2010 Mass Intentions The sanctuary lamps this week are lit for: MONDAY May 10, :30 AM People of St. Ferdinand 8:00 AM Stella Costanza rq. Family 7:00 PM Mass in Polish TUESDAY May 11, :30 AM Good health for Podgorny Family rq. Friend 8:00 AM Joseph Rozkuszka rq. Family 7:00 PM Mass in Polish WEDNESDAY May 12, :30 AM Mary Augustine rq. Irene 8:00 AM Rose and Charles Coco rq. Children 7:00 PM Mass in Polish THURSDAY May 13, :30 AM George J. Ehrenberg rq. Tom & Mary Bucaro & Family 8:00 AM Pat Carrara rq. Family 7:00 PM Mass in Polish FRIDAY May 14 Feast of St. Matthias, Apostle 6:30 AM Calogera Musarra rq. Daughter and Family 8:00 AM Frank & Helen Szczech rq. Szerszen & Piecuch Families 7:00 PM Mass in Polish SATURDAY May 15, :00 PM Mass in Polish 8:00 AM Mary White rq. Neighbor 11:00 AM First Communion in Polish 5:00 PM People of St. Ferdinand SUNDAY May 16 The Ascension of the Lord 7:00 AM O zdrowie i Boże błogosławieństwo dla Zofii Kamysz 8:30 AM Frank & Helen Szczech rq. Szerszen Family 10:00 AM Alex Ladisa rq. Family 10:15 AM Emilia Chrystyan; Stanisława Zaporowski w 7 rocznicę śmierci, Andrzej Gałdyn, Józefa Nowak oraz zmarłych z rodziny 12:30 PM God s Blessings for Betty & Irvin Hotcaveg on their 60th Wedding Anniversary/ First Communion in English 3:00 PM Krystian Ciułkowski w 1 rocznicę śmierci 5:00 PM People of St. Ferdinand 7:00 PM Mass in Polish Rose & Charles Coco Rose Mary Durak We Welcome in Baptism Kevin, son of Krzysztof and Barbara (Maniewska) Batko Maya, daughter of Rafał and Patrycja (Baczkowska) Kafara Jacob, son of Maksim Motrenko and Katarzyna Magnowska Emmanuel, son of Eliza Opalka Victoria, daughter of Sławomir and Wiesława (Wójtowicz) Terech Rest in Peace Please remember to pray for the souls of al our faithful departed, especially: Diane Camberg Welcome to our parish! Welcome to St. Ferdinand Parish If you are new to our church or just visting, please stop and introduce yourself. We are pleased to have you share in this celebration of the Eucharist. If you do not have home, or if your church is not home to you, we invite you to become part of our parish family. Please call or stop by our parish office to register. We are glad you are here and hope you will join us.
3 May 9, 2010 Sixth Easter 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: Eleanor Bucaro Irene Rowe Agnes Groeper James Gruber Ed Cleary Jadwiga Wojtasik Stanislaw Cwieka Baby Abigail Gerhard Carl Varsolona Mary Dorgan Eleanor Loscuito Julia Wawrzyniak Edward Pfeiffer Jean Biddlecom Mary Ayello Florence Magro Sharon Moody Charlotte Citko Dorothy Hagelin Peter Gruber Joseph Gruber Robert Andrews John Duff Anna Hansen Luke Mascardini Vita Pratola Luigi Avenia Carole Vachula Anthony R. Coco Veronica Signo Baby Gavin Kolens Lottie Chrapla Violet Del Vacchio Rosalie & Tom Anastos Domonic Caltagrione Leslie May O Brien Marie Lucas Edward Waytula Frank Greco Pat Ostrowski Ann Liedke William Keleher 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 loyalty, they may truly serve the cause of justice and peace to the honor of your holy name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Daniel Guziec SPC Jeffrey Foerster Robert Peregrino S/SGT David A. Domel Jr. May God keep you safe! Our Stewardship of Treasure Sunday, May 2, 2010 Envelopes: $ 6, Loose: $ 2, Total: $ 9, Thank you to all who give their share in supporting our parish! Bóg zapłać! Thank you! The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. ~ Oscar Wilde We express our deep gratitute and appreciation to the following parishioners for their help with our church maintenance and cleaning last wek: Zofia Nicpon Izabela Nowacki Alicja Kaczmarczyk Tadeusz Kozak Carol Marino Antoni Grasela Peter Wysocki Halina Wysocki Barbara Jagielska Norbert Garczynski Joshua Lill Manette Lill Mike Lill Billy Tesoro Vigil Lights: Jadwiga Walowski Anyone interested in helping to clean our church is welcome to join us: Monday evenings at 5:00 pm
4 May 9, 2010 Sixth Easter Sunday Page Four PRAYER FOR ALL MOTHERS Most Gracious Heavenly Father, We thank You for our mothers to whom You have entrusted the care of every precious human life from its very beginning in the womb. You have given to woman the capacity of participating with You in the creation of new life. Grant that every woman may come to understand the full meaning of that bless ing, which gives her an unlimited capacity for selfless love for every child she may be privileged to bear, and for all Your children. Watch over every mother who is with child, strengthen her faith in Your fatherly care and love for her and for her unborn baby. Give her courage in times of fear or pain, understanding in times of uncertainty and doubt, and hope in times of trouble. Grant her joy in the birth of her child. To mothers You have given the great privilege and responsibility of being a child's first teacher and spiritual guide. Grant that all mothers may worthily foster the faith of their children, following the example of Mary, Elizabeth, and other holy women who follow Christ. Help mothers to grow daily in knowledge and understanding of Your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, and grant them the wisdom to impart this knowledge faithfully to their children, and to all who depend upon them. Assist all "spiritual mothers", those who, though they may have no children of their own, nevertheless selflessly care for the children of others of every age and state in life. Grant that they may know the joy of fulfilling this motherly calling of women, whether in teaching, nursing, religious life, or in other work which recognizes and fosters the true dignity of every human being created in Your image and likeness. We beseech You to send Your Holy Spirit, the Comforter, to all mothers who sorrow for children that have died, are ill or estranged from their families, or who are in trouble or danger of any kind. Help grieving mothers to rely on Your tender mercy and fatherly love for all your children. We ask your blessing on all those to whom You have entrusted motherhood. May Your Holy Spirit constantly inspire and strengthen them. May they ever follow the example of Mary, mother of Our Lord, and imitate her fidelity, her humility, and her self giving love. May all mothers receive Your Grace abundantly in this earthly life, and may they look forward to eternal joy in Your presence in the life to come. Amen.
5 Page Five Sixth Easter Sunday May 9, 2010 MAY CROWNING St. Ferdinand Ladies of St. Anne will meet on May 19th in St. Ferdinand Church (Chapel, if Funeral) at 11:30AM, to honor and crown the Blesses Mother. From there we will go to McManus Hall for a brief meeting and refreshments. If you like, you can wear blue in honor of Blessed Mother. This is our last meeting until Fall, so please let s have a good turnout. Have a great Summer! SUMMER IN THE SWAMP AT GUERIN PREP WORLDWIDE MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER Worldwide Marriage Encounter s mission of renewal in the Church and change in the world is to assist couples and priests to live fully intimate and responsible relationships by providing them with a Catholic experience and ongoing community support for such a lifestyle. A GIFT FOR PARENTS! The best gift a husband can give his wife is to love her more each day. And the best gift a wife can give her husband is to love him more each day. Consider a Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend as a combined Mothers and Fathers Day gift for the two of you! The next dates are June 11 13, September or November 5 7. For information or reservations, please consult our website at or call Kris and Jim at For Weekends in Spanish (other dates), contact Oscar & Luz at or Aurelio & Letitia at Join us at Guerin Prep High School, 8001 W. Belmont Ave., River Grove, IL 60171, for our summer camp program beginning Monday, June 14 and running through Friday, June 25. There are 14 different camps to choose from including academic, arts and athletic offerings. The camps are open to boys and girls entering fifth through eight grades in the fall and incoming freshmen at Guerin Prep. Each camp session is $50 per week and includes participation t-shirt. Choose from among three session that run each day from 9:00 to 10:30AM, 10:30 to 12:00PM and 12:00 to 2:00PM or stay all day. You can find a complete schedule and description of the summer camp offerings, including a registration form, on the Home Page at If you register by May 15, there s a $5 discount per camp. Here is your chance to make new friends, learn new skills and check out life as Gator! Hope to see you in our swamp! ST. PRISCILLA CHURCH The 30th Annual Chicago Association Holy Name Society Spiritual Mass will be celebrated at St. Priscilla Church, 6949 W. Addison Street on June 11, A procession of Holy Name banners will begin at 7:00PM. Mass will be celebrated after procession. A reception will take place in McGowan Hall below the church after Mass. May Health Events Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center, 5645 W. Addison, will offer the following health events. Call RES INFO for more information or to register except where noted otherwise. May 14 Healthy aging program, free. An Emergency Room nurse will discuss disaster preparedness. Registration not required. May 17 Blood pressure screening, free, a.m. Registration not required. May 19 What You Need to Know About Prenatal Care, free lecture May 26 Pacemaker/cardiac device support group, free May 27 Arthritis support group, free. Registration not required.
6 May 9, 2010 Sixth Easter Sunday Page Six Dear Parishioners, We have some wonderful news! Thanks to your kindness and generosity, we were able to send a huge shipment to Jamaica for the Missionaries of the Poor. We would like to give you a detailed description of the items we collected so that you can see the magnitude of what we can accomplish together. The CD s that were sold after Mass each week created a $4, 078 contribution, the Mission collection basket at Mass each week gave a $3,064 contribution, The Missionaries of the Poor Tree of Hope collected $6,378, and private donations contributed $2,924. This brings the grand total of our Parish contribution to $16,444! The Brothers of the Missionaries of the Poor used all of these funds to purchase supplies for the massive container that we were able to send back to Jamaica. We were able to collect twenty skids of supplies! Which included eleven thousand pounds of rice, over two hundred cans of green beans, two hundred seventy-two bags of pasta, one hundred and thirty seven gallons of corn oil, two hundred eighty-seven cans of tuna, two hundred seventy-one boxes of bandages, one hundred seven bars of soap, one hundred thirty boxes of diapers, twenty five wheel chairs. These are just a few of the items that we were able to collect in bulk to send to Jamaica. The generosity and compassion that you have shown is immeasurable. Father Brian was amazed and truly grateful to everyone who donated items, came for the mission Masses, or who just offered their prayers. The container for the donations will be coming on Monday, May 10. We are anxious and excited to send this very important shipment to some very deserving people. We will be sure to keep all of you up to date on the progress we are making in Jamaica. The St. Ferdinand friends of the Missionaries of the Poor will be visiting Jamaica again this June. We will be sure to extend your prayers, thoughts, and support to our friends in Jamaica. Thank you again for all of your whole-hearted support on this very important mission. May God bless you and keep you. Fr. Jason Torba and The Friends of the Missionaries of the Poor Are you widowed? Do you know someone who is widowed? J o y f u l A g a i n! your life while treasuring your past and its precious memories. If you have been recently widowed and are still struggling with the loss, or if you have been widowed for some time and need something to get you over the hump because you seem stuck in one spot, this program is designed to help you move on with This weekend program will be held at St. Julie Billiart Parish, Tinley Park, IL. All are invited. The Joyful Again! Retreat workshop is for both men and women (all ages) who have been widowed and are still trying to find hope and joy in their lives. What: Retreat for Widowed Men & Women When: June 12 & 13, 2010 Where: St. Julie Billiart Parish 7399 West 159th Street For further information call:
7 Page Seven Sixth Easter Sunday May 9, 2010 FLEA MARKET 2010 On Saturday, June 12, 2010 the Our Lady Mother of the Church Men s Club, located at 8747 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, IL will be hosting its annual Flea Market in the North Parking lot from 8:00AM to 3:00PM. Rental spaces are available for both vendors and crafters. The is $25 per space. There are limited amount of tables for rent at $15 per table. Please contact Ron Tabert at Culture of Life Day of Prayer And Reflection for Young Adults Saturday, May 15 ATTENTION ARTISTS, CRAFTERS AND VENDORS This is your invitation to participate in the 14th Annual Art in the Part Art, Craft and Collectable Fair Saturday and Sunday, September 11 and 12 At Portage Park Irving Park and Central Ave. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Tonti Council #1567 We set up a perimeter around the park offering ease of parking for unloading and loading We offer you one low reasonable entrance fee for one or both days! Entrance fee POSTMARKED prior to August 1st is $100. Entrance fee POSTMARKED on or after August 1st is $150. We try our best to honor your request if we can. We want you to be successful because we want you back in future years! For more information e mail: or call Henry: We look forward to seeing you in September! Join the Culture of Life Board for The Glory of God is Man Fully Alive a day of prayer and reflection on building the Culture of Life. The Culture of Life Board is an extension of the Respect Life Office. This day is complete with Mass, talks, prayer, opportunity for Reconciliation and fellowship for young adults in and around Chicago. If you are looking for like minded people who are passionate about building the Culture of Life, please join us on Saturday May 15, 2010 from 8:00 4:00 p.m. at St. Sylvester Parish. $10 donation to cover continental breakfast and a Panera box lunch. to register, and check out our events page for more details. We look forward to seeing you there!
8 May 9, 2010 Sixth Easter Sunday Page Eight MORE THAN A MOTHER When God set the world in place, when He hung the stars up in space, when He made the land and the sea, then He made you and me. He sat back and saw all that was good, He saw things to be as they should. Just one more blessing He had in store; He created a mother, but whatever for? He knew a mother would have a special place to shine His reflection on her child's face. A mother will walk the extra mile just to see her children smile. She'll work her fingers to the bone to make a house into a home. A mother is there to teach and guide, a mother will stay right by your side. She'll be there through your pain and strife, she'll stay constant in your life. A mother will lend a helping hand until you have the strength to stand. She'll pick you up when you are down, when you need a friend she'll stick around. A mother is one who listens well, will keep her word; will never tell. A mother never pokes or pries but stands quietly by your side, giving you the strength you need, encouraging you to succeed. A mother is one who can be strong when you need someone to lean on. You're more than a mother to me; a reflection of Him in your face I see, a love that knows no boundaries. I'm glad that you chose to be all this and more to me. You share a love that knows no end, you're more than my mother, you are my friend. ~By Kari Keshmiry~ THE WEEK AT ST. FERDINAND PARISH May 9, 2010 MONDAY May 10, :00AM Friendship Club (Convent 2) 6:00PM Cub Scouts (Convent 1/2/3) 6:00PM Troop 51 (McManus Hall) 7:30PM First Communion Practice (Church) TUESDAY May 11, :00PM Radosc (Chapel) 6:00PM Serduszka (Convent 1/2/3) 6:00PM Polish School Art Class (McManus Hall) 7:00PM Neocatechumenal Way (Convent 4) 7:00PM First Communion Practice (Church) WEDNESDAY May 12, :00AM Ladies of St. Anne Board Mtg. (Rectory) 2:30PM Jr. Legion of Mary (Convent 2) 5:00PM Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena (Church) 6:00PM Zawaternik (McManus & Chapel) 6:00PM Cub Scouts (Convent 2/3) 6:00PM First Confession (PL Saturday School) Church 6:00PM Kropeczki (Convent 1) 6:30PM Legion of Mary (Small Convent) THURSDAY May 13, :30PM Jr. Legion of Mary Adoration (Church) 6:00PM Girl Scouts (Convent 1/2/3) 6:00PM Pack 3051 (McManus Hall) 7:00PM PreCana Meeting (Chapel) FRIDAY May 14, :00AM Legion of Mary (Convent 2) 6:00PM 1 Communion Pictures set up (McManus Hall) 6:30PM Pilgrim Virgin (Convent 2) 7:30PM Ushers Meeting (Heney Hall) 7:30PM Youth Group (Convent 4) SATURDAY May 15, :30AM First Communion Pictures (McManus) 11:00AM 1st Communion (Polish) Church 5:00PM Polish School Dinner Dance (McManus) 5:30PM Holy Spirit Missionary Assoc. (Convent 1/2) 6:00PM AA Meeting (Convent 4) 7:00PM Neocatechumenal Way (Chapel) SUNDAY May 16, :00AM Serduszka (Convent 1/2) 11:00AM Ziarenko (Convent 2) 11:00AM Lednica Youth Group (MCManus) 12:30PM 1st Communion (English) (Church) 3:00PM Baptism in Polish (Church) 6:00PM TORCH (Gym & Cafeteria)
9 Page Nine Sixth Easter Sunday May 9, 2010 ST. FERDINAND USHER/MEN S CLUB MICHAEL J. MELE 13 TH MEMORIAL" 28 TH ANNUAL GOLF OUTING at Village Green Country Club Mundelein, IL Saturday, June 26, 2010 (First Tee-Off at 9:30a.m.) FOR ALL MEN AND WOMAN GOLFERS BEST BALL TEAM COMPETITION GOLF FEE: $70.00 FEE INCLUDES: CART AND 9 TH HOLE REFRESHMENTS For reservations call: Ken Presslak at 773/ Mike McGovern at 773/ RESERVATION FORM FOR ST. FERDINAND USHER/MEN S CLUB GOLF OUTING ON JUNE 26, 2010 Enclosed is my check for: $ I will arrange a foursome: #1 #3 #2 #4 I would like to golf with: Your Name: Address: Phone No.: RETURN COMPLETED FORM WITH PAYMENT BY JUNE 13, 2010
10 May 9, 2010 Sixth Easter Sunday Page Ten BIERZMOWANIE 2010 W piątek, 30 kwietnia, Jego Ekscelencja ks. bp. Tomasz J. Paprocki udzielił Sakramentu Bierzmowania młodzieży klas 8 z polskiej szkoły Św. Ferdynanda. Wszystkim uczniom serdecznie gratulujemy przyjęcia tego Sakramentu i życzymy, aby przyjęte dary Ducha Świętego umocniły ich w wyznawaniu swojej wiary katolickiej oraz pomogły w podejmowaniu właściwych decyzji na progu wejścia w dorosłe życie. PATRICK ANIOL DOMINIKA BAK KATHY BARNAS AMANDA BASALAJ KAMIL BEDNARZ MICHELLE BIELECKI ADAM BOLOZ KAZIMIERZ BOLOZ MARTYNA BORUCINSKI RADOSLAW BURGIEL KORNELIA CESARZ KAROLINA CZARNIK PATRYCJA CZTERNASTEK SZYMON CZULAK SAMANTA DANILOWSKI KACPER DWOJAK SYLWIA FILIPOWSKI ROKSANA FOLWARKOW VICTORIA FRONCZEK JOANNA FURGAL PAWEL GIZA MARLENA GONDEK JOANNA JAGODKA MARIOLA JAJE PAULINA JALBRZYKOWSKI MICHAEL KALITA MICHAEL KALWA PHILIP KALUZA PATRYK KAMYK KRZYSZTOF KLUSEK KRZYSZTOF KNOPF MATTHEW KONDRAK ALEXANDRA KORZYNSKI PETER KUNDZICZ EWELINA KRUSZEWSKA WERONIKA KWIATKOWSKA SEBASTIAN LABEDZ KAROLINA LUKASIK ANETA LUSZCZ NICHOL LUTOMSKI RADOSLAW MIKA KATRINA MIODUSZEWSKI IZABELA MOCARSKI PIOTR NICIEJ TOMASZ NIEMYSKI ANETA ORLOWSKI MATEUSZ PADOL NATALIA PARYS JESSICA PECAK PATRYCJA POPLAWSKI JOANNA PRZYTULA KAMIL PURTA PATRICK PYTKA PAWEL ROG DENIS SAS MATTHEW SAS SARA SIUDAK KORNELIA SKOWRON ALEXANDER SOBIERAJ KAROL SZUSTER SZYMON SZUSTER ANGELICA SZYMANSKI PAWEL TOMASZEWSKI MATEUSZ TRUCHAN DANIEL WATOR ANGELICA WILK IZA WYSOCKA PIOTR ZALUSKA MACIEJ ZIELINSKI NATALIA ZIEMKIEWICZ NATALIA ZUREK Klasa A Klasa C Klasa B Klasa D
11 May 9, 2010 Sixth Easter Sunday Page Eleven Nabożeństwa fatimskie odprawiane w wielu parafiach i ośrodkach religijnych są wypełnieniem woli Maryi i odpowiedzią na Jej objawienie się i słowa w Fatimie wypowiedziane do trojga młodych wizjonerów w 1917 roku w Portugalii. Przez modlitwę różańcową rozważamy życie i postawę Matki Bożej oraz Jej Syna, Wcielonego Jednorodzonego Syna Bożego, który dla naszego zbawienia stał się człowiekiem i ofiarował swoje życie za nas na krzyżu. NABOŻEŃSTWO FATIMSKIE czwartek 13 maja Msza św. o godz. 7:00 wieczorem a po niej procesja ze świecami SERDECZNIE ZAPRASZAMY! SPOTKANIE INFORMACYJNE NA TEMAT SYSTEMU ZASIŁKÓW DLA BEZROBOTNYCH Poradnia Zawodowa Zrzeszenia Amerykańsko Polskiego zarpasza wszystkich zainteresowanych na bezpłatne spotkanie informacyjne na temat Systemu Zasiłków dla Bezrobotnych w stanie Illinois. Prezentacji dokona polskojęzyczny przedstawiciel Department of Employment Security. Podczas spotkania omawiane będą między innymi: Kto może ubiegać się o zasiłek dla bezrobotnych W jaki sposób ubiegać się o świadczenia Jak odwoływać się do decyzji Programu i szkolenia zawodowe Spotkanie odbędzie się we wtorek 11 maja o godz. 18:00 wieczorem w Centrum Fundacji Kopernikowskiej przy 5216 W. Lawrence w Chicago. Więcej informacji pod numerem: wew. 418 SPOTKANIE Z PRZEDSTAWICIELAMI TRYBUNAŁU METROPOLITALNEGO ARCHIDIECEZJI CHICAGO Osoby zainteresowane otrzymaniem informacji dotyczących procesu unieważnienia ślubu kościelnego w Archidiecezji Chicago zapraszamy na spotkanie informacyjne, które odbędzie się w niedzielę, 16 maja bezpośrednio po Mszy św. o godz. 1:30PM w parafii St. Thomas of Villanova 1201 East Anderson Dr. Palatine, IL Naboż e ń stwa Majowe Zapraszamy na Nabożeństwa Majowe, które są odprawiane w naszym kościele od poniedziałku do piątku po Mszy św. o godz. 7:00 wieczorem, w sobotę o godz. 7:00 wieczorem pod figurką Matki Bożej na posesji parafialnej oraz w niedzielę o godz. 6:30 wieczorem. Termin składania ogłoszeń do biuletynu parafialnego Ogłoszenia do biuletynu przyjmowane są w biurze parafialnym do PIATKU tydzień przed ukazaniem się następnego biuletynu najpóźniej do godz. 3:00PM. Ogłoszenia można równieź wysłać faksem na numer 773/ lub pocztą elektroniczną:
12 May 9, 2010 Sixth Easter Sunday Page Twelve BAL LETNI MUZEUM POLSKIEGO W AMERYCE Muzeum Polskie w Ameryce, 984 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL zaprasza swoich Przyjaciół i Sympatyków w piątek, 11 czerwca 2010 roku na 30. Bal Letni, który odbędzie się w Hotelu Rosemont at O Hare (wcześniejszy Hotel Sofitel) pod adresem 5550 North River Road w Rosemont. Bal (black tie) rozpocznie cicha aukcja i koktajle o 19.00, kolacja zostanie podana godzinę później. Do tańca zagra renomowana Anthony Kawałkowski Orchestra. Bilety w cenie 165 dolarów od osoby. Część opłaty za bilet oraz wszelkie dotacje na rzecz Muzeum Polskiego w Ameryce można odliczać od podatku. Nagrodę Ducha Polskości (Polish Spirit Award) w tym roku otrzyma Rodzina Państwa Przybyłów, właścicieli restauracji Biały Orzeł za pielęgnowanie tradycji polskich na ziemi amerykańskiej. Celem dorocznego Balu Letniego, głównej imprezy dochodowej organizowanej przez Muzeum Polskie w Ameryce już od 30 lat, jest spotkanie z Sympatykami i Przyjaciółmi oraz zbieranie funduszy na działalność popularyzatorską Muzeum, jedynej tego rodzaju placówki w Stanach Zjednoczonych. Działalność Muzeum Polskiego w Ameryce jest finansowana ze składek członkowskich (już od 25$ na rok), opłat za wstęp oraz darowizn osób indywidualnych i organizacji. Opłaty członkowskie przekazane przez każdą osobę, której zależy na ocaleniu polskiego dziedzictwa w Stanach Zjednoczonych pomogą Archiwum, Bibliotece i Muzeum Polskiemu w Ameryce. MPA musi pozyskać jak najliczniejsze grono przyjaciół wspierających, bo tylko dzięki darczyńcom instytucja może istnieć. Muzeum Polskie w Ameryce, najstarsze i największe muzeum polskie w Stanach Zjednoczonych to centrum kultury polskiej z bogatą kolekcją sztuki, unikatowymi zbiorami bibliotecznymi oraz bezcennym archiwum. W dobie kryzysu sytuacja finansowa MPA znacznie się pogorszyła. Pośród ośmiomilionowej Polonii zaledwie 1500 osób to członkowie MPA. Muzeum nie jest utrzymywane przez rząd polski, rząd federalny USA ani przez miasto Chicago. Istnienie oraz dalszy rozwój placówki muzealnej jest naszym wspólnym dziełem, odpowiedzialnością i obowiązkiem. Donacje ofiarowane na rzecz Muzeum zostaną wymienione w wydawnictwie okolicznościowym. W sprawie publikacji prosimy dzwonić do Geraldine Balut Coleman pod numer lub pisać na adres Rezerwacje do dnia 30 maja przyjmuje Alicia Dutka ( ) PIELGRZYMKA DO SANKTUARIUM MATKI BOŻEJ ŚNIEŻNEJ W BELLVILLE, IL Klub Dobrego Pasterza wraz z opiekunem duchownym ks. Tomaszem Sztandera zaprasza na pielgrzymkę do Matki Boskiej Śnieżnej w Belleville. Pielgrzymka jest planowana na 22 i 23 maja. W programie zwiedzanie Katedry i Muzeum w Saint Louis. Wieczorem Nabożeństwo Majowe w Grocie oraz Droga Krzyżowa. W niedzielę Msza św. i przejazd do jaskiń w Meramec. Powrót w godzinach wieczornych. Koszt pielgrzymki $150 od osoby. W cenie wliczony jest przejazd, hotel, śniadanie i obiad w sobotę. Po więcej informacji i rezerwację proszę dzwonić do p. Andrzeja pod numer: 847/ lub 847/ Przy zapisie należy wpłacić $50.00.
13 May 9, 2010 Sixth Easter Sunday Page Thirteen ON VITRIOL PUSHING 2:00 AM, AND MOTHER S DAY 2010 by John B. Reynolds Last October, I did something I d never done before: I took part in a prayer vigil outside a facility that provides abortions. Rich, a friend from the parish and a past president of our Holy Name Society, said that he d be going to the local clinic at 1:00 AM for one hour on an upcoming Sunday in support of the national Forty Days for Life movement, and he asked if anyone wanted to go along. First I said no, but the no nagged at me. For one thing, I didn t think Rich had found any other takers and it didn t seem right to send him solo. For two things, I put myself--albeit quietly--on the pro-life side of the abortion debate. Was it my time to speak up by showing up? Come the night, I called Rich to tell him that I d be joining him, and he seemed glad for the news. We arrived at the clinic on time, and the people we were relieving were definitely glad for the news. With us being there, they got to go home, after all, while we had an hour ahead of us on a chilly night with drizzle off and on. Rich and I chatted briefly about the Forty Days movement. He stressed that prayer for the conversion of hearts of the pro-abortion set was elemental to the cause. Especially, I figured, when those hearts were beating in the chests of women intending very soon to abort their own sons or daughters. I told Rich I didn t know anyone touched by abortion. He said I might but just didn t realize it. We kept to our own thoughts for a while, and then at 1:30 or so, we prayed the rosary together, hoping that all those Hail Mary s would find their way home. Shortly after we d finished, two young women in a van drove by, and as I told Rich later, I had not in my entire life been the object of such a vitriolic outburst. The women--i put them in their early twenties--were screaming obscenities at us for doing what we were doing, for (apparently) just being there. Call me naïve, but I never thought that two guys sitting alone and praying in the dampness at nearly 2:00 AM could generate so much hatred in the heart, in the mind, and on the lips of anybody, regardless of the issue at hand. I cannot recall all of their explosive language, but Get a life! (expletives deleted) still rings in my ears. I was stunned at the unprovoked attack--not to mention a little frightened--and I was very glad that neither of us was there alone. Before the night was through, I told Rich that I already had my Mother s Day column nailed down, and over five months later, here it is. The women didn t return, but by 2:00 AM, our relief showed up: a young mom and her husband. She said that someone--a family member, I think--was home watching her children so that she could come out for an hour. She thanked us for being there, for joining in the celebration of life that was at the heart of the Forty Days movement. The contrast between the young women in the van and the young woman settling in for her one-hour vigil was profound. Get a life! the former screamed at Rich and me. Essentially, it was our very prayer that night, and today especially, the irony almost brings me to tears. Happy Mother s Day. Support Staff Mrs. Dorota Gołda, Parish Secretary Sr. Bernadetta Gościniak, Administrative Assistant Ms. Elizabeth Ceisel-Mikowska, Bulletin Editor Liturgical 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 Mr. Gilbert DeJesus -President, Mrs. Sophie Kass Vice President, Mr. Stan Mastalerz, Mr. Antonio Supan, Violet Del Vecchio, Tony Mangiaracina, Herbert Marros, Elzbieta Kata, Jan Bobek, and Rob Heidelbauer. ExOfficio Members: Dr. Lucine Mastalerz, Sr. Anna Strycharz Parish Finance Committee Mr. Tom Bucaro, Fr. Jason Torba, Mrs. Mary Ann Barnhart, Mr. Gene Szaben, ExOfficio Members: Mr. Martin Wojtulewicz- Parish Accountant, Sr. Bernadetta Gościniak, Dr. Lucine Mastalerz Parish Organizations and Prayer Groups Boy Scout: Mr. Vince Clemente, Coordinator Fish Fry: Mr. & Mrs. Rich (Pat) Wenzl, Coordinators Friendship Club: Mrs. Patricia Flynn, President Girl Scout: Mrs. Joyce McGinniss, Coordinator Knights of Columbus Mater Christi Council: Mr. Camilo Trujillo, Grand Knight Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary: Carmen Rizzo Ladies of St. Anne: Mrs. Violet DelVecchio, President Legion of Mary: Mr. Thomas Sobczak & Miss Aurora Almeida, Co- Presidents St. Ferdinand Parish Legion of Mary, Juniors: Mrs. Emma Camara, President Irving Park Catholic Woman s Club: Mrs. Dolores Schoewe Market Day: Mrs. Connie Glorioso, Coordinator Pol. & Eng. Altar Servers: Fr. Robert Pajor, Moderator Polish Club of the Good Shepherd: Mr. Andrzej Parada, President Polish Rosary Group: Mrs. Helena Lesak, President Polish Saturday School: Sr. Genowefa Potaczała, Director Polish School Parents Assn.: Mrs. Władysława Mitoraj, Pres. Serduszka: Ms. Iwona Raszyk, Music Teacher Radość: Miss Marzena Kulesza, Music Teacher Kropeczki: Sr. Anna Strycharz Zawaternik: Bernadetta i Jan Bobek St. Ferdinand Athletic Boosters: Mrs. Ann Liedke & Mrs. Tammy Sammarco, Co-chairpersons St. Ferdinand Family & School Assn., Mrs. Marta Robak St. Ferdinand Polish Highlanders Club: Mr. Tadeusz Kulasik, President St. Ferdinand School Board: Mrs. Mary Ann Barnhart, Chairperson St. Vincent DePaul Society: Mr. Stanley Mastalerz, President Teens of Our Church (TORCH): Mr. & Mrs. Rob (Irene) Heidelbauer, Youth Ministers The Faustinum Association of Apostles of the Divine Mercy: Fr. Jason Torba, Moderator The Home Church Movement: Fr. Tomasz Sztandera, Moderator Ushers Club: Mr. Peter Holod, President Pro-Life Coordinators: Tony Mangiaracina, Helena Lasak Chapel Choir Conductor Julie Kania Word of Life Dito Camara Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters Association: Sr. Elwira Dziuk
14 St. Ferdinand Church 5900 W. Barry Ave. Chicago, IL Phone: (773) Rev. Zdzisław (Jason) Torba, Pastor Rev. Robert Pajor, Associate Pastor Rev. Tomasz Sztandera, Associate Pastor Rev. Albert Judy, OP PT Associate Pastor Rev. Raymond O Connor, CMF Weekend Help Irwin Hotcaveg, Deacon Ronald Weiner, Deacon ENGLISH MASS TIMES St. Ferdinand Parish POLISH Weekdays W ciągu tygodnia 6:30 AM and 8:00 AM 7:00 PM St. Ferdinand School: Dr. Lucine Mastalerz, Head of School Notre Dame High School for Girls Office: Denise Piekarski Principal 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): Mrs. Lu Caravette, Director Missionary Sisters of Christ the King Sr. Genowefa Potaczała, Superior Sr. Hiacynta Ratajczak, Sr. Anna Strycharz, Sr. Bernadetta Gościniak 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 / SPOWIEDŹ ŚWIĘTA 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 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 7:00PM in the Convent, 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.
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2315 W. Augusta Blvd., Chicago, IL 60622 Phone (773) 235-3575 Fax (773) 235-3810 e mail: email@example.com www.sthelenparish.net 23rd SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME, SEPTEMBER 4, 2011 XXIII Niedziela Zwykła,