1 St. Ferdinand RECTORY: 5900 WEST BARRY AVENUE PHONE: 773/ August 28, 2005 Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Photo by Romuald Gluch Godspeed, Father Cortesi, and Best Wishes Our Pastor and Friend
2 Page Two Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time August 28, 2005 The sanctuary lamps this week are lit for: ^Costanza & Greco Family ^Antoinette Bisceglie MONDAY, Martyrdom of John the Baptist 7:00 AM ^Mary Jane Powers rq. Family 8:00 AM ^Florence Krzywonos rq. Sister TUESDAY, Weekday 7:00 AM ^Rev. Chester J. Norkiewicz, C.R. rq. Sister 8:00 AM ^Rose Marie Ramel rq. Robert & Susan Gehrke WEDNESDAY, Weekday 7:00 AM ^Wac³aw Ziêba rq. Sister Grace 8:00 AM ^Clemente Family rq. Michael Clemente THURSDAY, Weekday 7:00 AM ^Frank Cascio rq. Son 8:00 AM ^Salvatore Spano rq. Geraldine Spano FIRST FRIDAY, Weekday 7:00 AM Paul & Helen Duda 8:00 AM ^Rev. Robert H. McGlynn (14th Anniv.) rq. Ladies of St. Anne 8:00 PM (Chapel) First Friday Mass in Polish FIRST SATURDAY, Weekday 7:00 AM Mass in Polish 8:00 AM ^Costanza & Greco Families rq. Family 11:00 AM Wedding Liturgy Robert Baginski and Anna M. Dabrowska 1:00 PM Wedding Liturgy Rafa³ Trochimiuk and Lucyna Wilanowska Vigil: 23rd Ordinary Sunday 5:00 PM ^Michael Flynn rq. Patricia Flynn & Fmily SUNDAY, Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time 7:00 AM ^Kazimierz Szef; ^Julia Polak w 7 tygodni po œmierci; ^Grzegorz Chmiel w 1 rocznicê œmierci; ^Jadwiga Gawkowska; -o uzdrowienie syna Jana Miciaka; ^Zofia Betlejewska; ^Marta Gotowalska 8:30 AM ^Joseph Romano rq. Marcey Iwanski 10:30 AM (Chapel)People of St. Ferdinand 10:45 AM ^Dawid Sak w 3 miesi¹ce po tragicznej œmierci; -o zdrowie, Bo e b³ oraz potrzebne ³aski dla Anety i Micha³a Œniada³a w 3 miesi¹ce po œlubie; -o szczêœliw¹ misjê dla Krzysztofa; ^Stanis³aw Boryszewski w 1 rocznicê œmierci 12:15 PM (Chapel)Mass in Italian 12:30 PM ^Gerald Mosinski rq. Wife, Marie Mosinski 3:00 PM ^Julian, Boles³aw, Kazimiera 5:00 PM God s blessings for Vincent & Kristy Caeti rq. Uncle Tom 6:30 PM dziêkczynna za otrzymane ³aski z proœb¹ o dalsze oraz Bo e b³. dla Romana i Marii G³ódŸ w 15 rocznicê œlubu. HANDMAIDS M. Janz 3rd publication - Robert Baginski and Anna M. Dabrowska Rafal Trochimiuk and Lucyna Wilanowska 2nd publication - Andrzej Kaczor and Bogus³awa Raczkowska James S. Smith and Lisa M. Bartakovics 1st publication - Marcin Stepieñ and Edyta Œwiatek Andrew J. Ramel and Jill M. Alther Thomas Setla and Aneta Laton Congratulations and best wishes to the couples who were married here last week: Beata Bryja and Wojciech owisz Joanna Paw³ów and Jan Paskiewicz Rachel Waters and Dariusz Borowiec We pray for God s blessings on them as they begin their new life together. WE WELCOME IN BAPTISM Bartlomiej Micha³, son of Micha³ and Agnieszka (Wojtunik) Belcik; Sebastian Jan, son of Artur and Agnieszka Dorota (Kulis) Ignaciuk; Anna Olivia, daughter of Wies³aw and Krystyna (Krupa) Lesny; Zofia Antonina, daughter of Hubert and Aleksandra (Koperny) Niemiec; Julia, daughter of Daniel and Edyta (Babula) Or³owski; Jakub, son of Mariusz Sciupider and Ma³gorzata Czapla; Kalina Natalia, daughter of Rafa³ and Beata (Kostelnik) Walkowicz 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
3 August 28, 2005 Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Page Three Thank You, Father Cortesi for all of your efforts and for leading us along the way for sharing your faith with us for your humor, your kindness and the gentle way you shepherded us through 18 years of parish life! May God bless you with plenty of rest and rejuvenate your spirit during your sabbatical. We will miss you! Our Financial Support of St. Ferdinand Parish 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time, August 20/21, 2005: Weekly Offertory Goal: $13,500 Envelopes: $ 7, Loose Cash: $ 3, TOTAL DONATIONS: $10, 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: Thomas D. Angarola Elizabeth Ann Maher Joseph Balicki Susan Maher Stephanie Bosco Francesco Mangialardo Alba Jennie Burroughs Gianni Marconi Benito Cabanin Mary Martin Sharon Carr Ann Monardo Mary Cleary Emilia Moreno Anna Diks Infant Lucas Aidan Marye Dorgan Moscardini Honor Draftz Kathleen Nemec Paul Duda Marie Nowosielski Ramona Duran Rose Nygren Lillian Dziedzic Leslie May O Brien Infant Brianna Edge Deborah L. Pawlak Alice Flannagan Patrick Pennington Joseph Gagliano Francis Pinello Marilyn Gibbons Roseann Regan Fatima Gomez Irene Rowe Sam Grisanti James Rowe, Sr. Ben Guttiula Alicia Schippits Mary Hain Jack Schneider Margaret Heft Infant Cameron Scott Janina Jaromiñska Gerry Simonek Ben Kass Bill Smyczynski Catherine Keeler Raymundo Soriano, Sr. Tad Koziol Tony Spano Bill Kummer Jim Steinhable Peter Lach Estelle Stybur June Landers Ann Sullivan James Lamberti Sr. Roberta Sweitzer, BVM Helen Lipski Infant Alexandra Elise Sam LoDolce Vasilakopoulos Netta Lohrmann Minerva Watson Eleanor Loscuito Bernice Zajac Total Contributed at (5) Masses in English: $6, Total Contributed at (4) Masses in Polish: $4, Total Contributed at (1) Italian Mass: $ Sunday Offertory Deficit since 7/1/05: ($24,017.37) TOTAL COLLECTED for the Catholic League for Religious Assistance to Poland: $1, We appreciate your commitment to St. Ferdinand Parish, and we need your generous support in order to reduce our growing offertory deficit. We ask that you use the special pink Forget Me Not envelope from your new offertory packet to make-up for any Sunday offertory donations that you missed during the summer months. There is no need to return the individual Sunday envelopes from the weekends that you were away. Thank you for your stewardship! Daniel P. Costigan, Business Manager School Resumes Monday, August 29th at 7:50 AM Drivers! Please be aware that children in their exuberance, don t always Stop! Look! and Listen! before they cross the streets. Please be careful as you drive in the neighborhood. Our children are precious! Parish Office Closed for Labor Day The Parish Office will be closed on Sunday and Monday, September 4th and 5th in observance of Labor Day. The Office will reopen on Tuesday, September 6th at 8:30 AM.
4 Page Four Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time August 28, 2005 Come One and All & Be at the Core of God's Heart! What: Talk: Eucharist, Celebration of Life: the Dynamics of God's Love in the Celebration Where: St. Ferdinand Parish Chapel When: Sunday, September 11, 2005, at 2:00 P.M. Purpose: To bring God's people closer to Jesus in the Eucharist. To help fund the Eucharistic Communications Ministry of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. A free will offering from attendees is highly appreciated. The talk will be given by Rev. Joel Lasutaz, SSS, a member of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament and Director of the Eucharistic Communications. In the earthly liturgy we take part in a foretaste of that heavenly liturgy which is celebrated in the Holy City of Jerusalem toward which we journey as pilgrims, where Christ is sitting at the right hand of God, Minister of the holies and of the true tabernacle. (Sacrosanctum Concilium no. 8, II Vatican Council) This is sponsored by the Legion of Mary at St. Ferdinand. Celebrate the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary The Legion of Mary of St. Ferdinand requests your presence at it s Fifth Annual Celebration of the Birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Sunday, September 3, 2005 in the Cafeteria 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. There will be a procession around the church and school block with the recitation of the Holy Rosary in different languages. The statue of the Our Lady of Fatima and the image of the Divine Mercy will be honored in this occasion immediately followed by a short program and refreshments. The concluding prayers will be said in Canning Hall. Please bring your rosaries to be blessed. Your favorite dish/dessert is most welcome. Questions? Call Emma Camara , or cell 773/ ; Fely Mesina 773/ ; or Br. Justo Evangelista Ten Scouts from our Boy Scout Troop hit the trail last Saturday. Well, sort of. They took a hike straight down Belmont Avenue to the Lake, through Lincoln Park, and to North Avenue Beach to view the Chicago Air and Water Show. This inner-city hike amounted to ten miles and is the first of many that the boys will take in pursuit of their Hiking merit badge. COR s O R N E R Food for Thought There was a dedicated old priest who always wondered what the real difference was between heaven and hell. To satisfy his curiosity, he prayed for some sort of revelation. One day, God granted him the privilege. He first visited hell. He was absolutely flabbergasted to find no flames, no pointed-tail devils only crowds of angry people crowding around long wooden picnic tables. At each place was a large wooden bowl of food and a 10-foot long wooden spoon. By pushing and shoving into place at the table, the people in the angry mob managed to get their long spoon around and get it into their mouths. That frustration and accompanying bitterness and bickering were apparently the hell of it. The old priest was then allowed a glimpse of heaven. He was amazed to discover the same massive wooden picnic tables, huge wooden bowls of food and 10-foot long wooden spoons. But in heaven, there was a spirit of peace, thoughtfulness and joy! In heaven, the people were feeding each other. Now, obviously, if we are planning to spend an eternity in heaven, we had better start learning how to feed one another! Next Saturday and Sunday, September 3rd & 4th, please help feed the needy of our Parish. Thank you! Back to school = Back to Market Day. You have taken the summer off, now is the time to get back on the Market Day bus. The September order is the best time to get you back on track. You will receive a product guide that has all the cooking/storing directions in it so you don't have to keep up with those big boxes, and coupons for future sales. You ll receive a magnet with all the sale dates on it so you never forget when the next sale is. Every order will receive FREE COOKIE DOUGH. We always have samples of new and upcoming products, so bring your appetite! You may have already received an order form in the mail, if not, they are available in the back of church and will be going home with every school family the first week of school. We ask you return paper orders to the by Sunday, September 4, to school by Tuesday, September 6, or place your order via the internet by NOON, Wednesday, September 8. Pick up is on Saturday, September 10 at 11:00 a.m. MAKE NOTE OF THIS DIFFERENT TIME. This is the only month that the time will change. Any questions call Kelly Trujillo (773)
5 August 28, 2005 Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Page Five Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, June 2005 I write to you today to call attention to the miserable reality of human trafficking both in the world and in our state of Illinois. Our is called to educate her people on this scourge and to work toward its eradication. Defined as the forcing of an individual to perform labor or sexual acts against their will or through coercive means, human trafficking can be considered a form of modern day slavery. The federal government estimates that between 14,500 and 17,500 individuals are trafficked in the United States each year. In Illinois, for example, there are open trafficking investigations. At this critical juncture, both the federal government and the state government of Illinois are recognizing the injustice of human trafficking and working diligently to see its elimination. The Catholic response to this injustice has been clear and consistent with the defense of human dignity. His late Holiness Pope John Paul II said in May 2002 that human trafficking constitutes a shocking offense against human dignity and a grave violation of fundamental human rights. The in the Untied States is now working to create awareness and provide service to victims. Auxiliary Bishop Francis Kane stood early in June in Chicago as they announced the beginning of the Rescue and Restore Coalition to raise awareness and train first responders. As Catholics, rooted in a social tradition based on the dignity of the human person, we must strive to end trafficking networks worldwide and in Illinois. Please notice the information prepared by the Department of Health and Human Services that is posted in the vestibule of your church. Utilize this information. A strong, unified voice opposed to the travesty of the indignity of trafficking can begin the necessary process of making laws and creating awareness to defeat the forces of this injustice. As a and a society, we can uproot the human misery caused by the existence of human trafficking. Fraternally yours in Christ, Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I. Archbishop of Chicago Bulletin reminder: All notices for the September 4th bulletin need to be in the rectory no later than 9 AM on Monday, August 22nd, You may them to bring your bulletin notices to the rectory in an envelope labeled bulletin ; or you may fax them to
6 Page Six Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time August 28, 2005 LECTOR/EUCHARISTIC MINISTER SCHEDULE August 27/28 October 15/16 August 27/28 September 03/04 September 10/11 September 17/18 L: I. Beyer L: M. Lucas L: N. Przybylo L: M. Castro 5:00 PM Saturday M. Castro S. Estrella J. Lohrmann E. Mele F. Supan A. Supan V. Panozzo S. Estrella D. Lasiewicz E. Mele R. Scarpelli T. Sammarco 8:30 AM Sunday COMMUNION UNDER BOTH SPECIES MINISTERS OF CARE L: G. DeJesus B. Koziol R. Barnhart R. Wenzl R. Pasko M.A. Barnhart M. Chavez A. Vaccaro L: G. Soberski Deacon I. Hotcaveg B. Hotcaveg H. Kanonik Sr. M. Buckley C. Bomediano D. Camara E. Camara L: A. Cesaroni Deacon R. Weiner J. Gorlich J. Lohrmann M. Chavez L. Capito A. Cazares T. Cazares L: G. Soberski M. Lucas R. Clemente J. Aloisio R. Serran L. Sikorski M. Starsiak T. Kass 10:30 AM Chapel COMMUNION UNDER BOTH SPECIES L: A. Cesaroni K. Aloisio J. Aloisio S. Hagberg J. Evangelista B. Evangelista L: A. Steinhable D. Charles J. Steingable M. Starsiak A. Cazares T. Cazares L: B. Koziol A. Vaccaro R. Pasko R. Barnhart M.A. Barnhart G. DeJesus L: G. DeJesus K. Aloisio J. Evangelista B. Evangelista Deacon I. Hotcaveg B. Hotcaveg 12:30 PM Fr. Cortesi s Farewell Mass Concelebrants, Deacons, et al L: J. Zarate M. Medrano F. Mesina R. Serran L: M. Griffin S. Kass M. Vega T. Sammarco L: J. Gorlich J. McGinniss M. McGinniss F. Mesina 5:00 PM L: T. Sobczak D. Pappa R. Serran M. McGinniss L: C. Szostak Deacon R. Weiner R. Clemente T. Calcitrai L: C. Szostak T. Sobczak D. Pappa H. Kanonik L: C. Szostak M. Medrano D. Medrano A. Vaccaro
7 August 28, 2005 Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Page Seven September 24/25 October 01/02 October 08/09 October 15/16 L: D. Lasiewicz L: V. Panozzo L: N. Przybylo L: M. Castro 5:00 PM Saturday S. Estrella J. Lohrmann R. Scarpelli M. Lucas E. Mele R. Scarpelli A. Vaccaro J. Evangelista B. Evangelista E. Mele R. Serran F. Mesina 8:30 AM Sunday COMMUNION UNDER BOTH SPECIES MINISTERS OF CARE L: Barry Koziol R. Barnhart R. Wenzl R. Pasko Deacon R. Weiner M.A. Barnhart J. Gorlich M. Chavez L: I. Beyer Deacon I. Hotcaveg B. Hotcaveg H. Kanonik Sr. M. Buckley C. Bomediano A. Cazares L. Sikorski L: J. Gorlich Deacon R. Weiner J. Lohrmann A. Cesaroni L. Capito G. Soberski T. Kass L: A. Steinhable M. Lucas R. Clemente J. Aloisio D. Camara E. Camara L. Sikorski M. Starsiak 10:30 AM Chapel L: J. McGinniss L: A. Cesaroni L: J. McGinniss L: E. Supan COMMUNION UNDER BOTH SPECIES M. McGinniss S. Hagberg R. Clemente A. Steinhable J. Steinhable D. Charles K. Aloisio J. Aloisio B. Koziol T. Sammarco M. McGinniss R. Barnhart M.A. Barnhart D. Camara E. Camara F. Supan A. Supan K. Aloisio S. Hagberg D. Charles 12:30 PM L: M. Griffin L: J. Zarate L: A. Steinhable L: I. Beyer S. Kass A. Rabor E. Rabor M. Vega M. Medrano T. Cazares J. Steinhable S. Kass R. Pasko Deacon R. Weiner M. Medrano M. Vega 5:00 PM L: C. Szostak L: E. Supan L: T. Sobczak L: M. Griffin D. Camara E. Camara T. Sobczak F. Supan A. Supan D. Pappa A. Rabor E. Rabor G. DeJesus C. Szostak A. Cazares T. Cazares
8 Page Eight Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time August 28, 2005 St. Ferdinand's Barbeque Everyone Welcome Friday, September 9th 4:30pm - 7:00pm School Cafeteria Come join in a celebration of our school, parish and community! igather up the family and be our guests for a wonderful afternoon and evening of good food and great company! isay hello to our principal, Dr. Masterlerz and some of the faculty and staff ishare the excitement of the beginning of another school year with your children and fellow parents. irecap the summer with your parish family! Enjoy Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Chicken and More! All food and soda are compliments of our sponsors. Beer and Wine will be available for $1.50 The Class of 2006 will be hosting a sweet table featuring our delicious funnel cakes, ice cream, brownies, cookies and more. All donations to the table will go to the 2006 Graduation fund. Thank You to all our Sponsors St. Ferdinand School St. Ferdinand St. Ferdinand Ushers/Mens Club Ladies of St. Anne St. Ferdinand Family & School Assoc. St. Ferdinand Market Days St. Mary of Providence Welcome & Thank You to all the St. Mary of Providence ladies & volunteers who made Have A Heart Tag Day a success!
9 August 28, 2005 Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Page Nine Matka Boska Czêstochowska ubrana per³ami Ca³a w z³ocie i brylantach modli siê za nami Anio³owie podtrzymuj¹ jej ciê k¹ korone I jej szaty co jak noc s¹ gwiazdami znaczone Ona klêczy i swe lica gdzie s¹ rany krwawe Obracaj¹c gdzie my wszyscy patrzy na Warszawê O ty której obraz widaæ w ka dej polskiej chacie I w koœciele i w sklepiku i w pysznej komnacie W rêku tego co umiera nad ko³ysk¹ dzieci I przed któr¹ dniem i noc¹ wci¹ siê œwiat³o œwieci Która per³y masz od królów z³oto od rycerzy W któr¹ wierzy nawet taki który w nic nie wierzy Która widzisz z nas ka dego cudnymi oczami Matko Boska Czêstochowska zmi³uj siê nad nami Matka Boska Czêstochowska Matko Boska Czêstochowska pod Twoj¹ obronê Niechaj druty siê rozluÿni¹ niechaj mury pêkn¹ Ponad Polsk¹ b³ogos³awi¹c podnieœ rêkê piêkn¹ I od Twego te pe³nego królowo spojrzenia KaŸñ ostatnia niech siê wstrzyma otworz¹ wiêzienia Niech siê znajd¹ ci co z dala rozdzieleni gin¹ Matko Boska Czêstochowska za Twoj¹ przyczyn¹ Nieraz potop nas zalewa³ krew siê strug¹ la³a A wci¹ klasztor w Czêstochowie stoi jako ska³a I Tyœ by³a te mieczami pogañskimi ranna A wci¹ œwiecisz ponad nami Przenajœwiêtsza Panno I wstajemy wcia z popio³ów z po arów co p³on¹ I Ty wszystkich nas powrócisz na ojczyzny ³ono Daj o³nierzom którzy id¹ œpiewaj¹c w szeregu Ch³ód i deszcze na pustyni a ogieñ na œniegu Niechaj bêd¹ niewidzialni p³yn¹cy w przestworzu I do kraju niech dop³yn¹ którzy s¹ na morzu Ka dy ranny niechaj znajdzie opatrunek czysty I od wszystkich zaginionych niechaj przyjd¹ listy I weÿ wszystkich którzy cierpi¹c patrz¹ w twoja strone Podniesiemy to co leg³o w wojennej kurzawie Zbudujemy zamek wiêkszy piêkniejszy w Warszawie I jak w z³otych dniach dzieciñstwa bêdziemy s³uchali Tego dzwonka z sygnaturki co Ciê wiecznie chwali S³owa: Jan Lechoñ 10 lat Kó³ ywego Ró añca! 1 paÿdziernika tego roku minie 10 lat od powstania Ko³a ywego Ró añca im. Matki Bo ej Czêstochowskiej. Z tej okazji Zarz¹d Ko³a ywego Ró añca zaprasza na uroczyste obchody Jubileuszu 10 - lecia Kó³ Ró añcowych w parafii œw. Ferdynanda: Maryjne Czuwanie Jubileuszowe 1 paÿdziernika 05 godzina 7:30 pm Msza œw. Jubileuszowa 9 paÿdziernika 05 godzina 10:45 am w koœciele Bankiet Jubileuszowy 9 paÿdziernika 05 godzina 3:00 w Lido Banquet
10 Page Ten Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time August 28, 2005 Ojcze Cortesi dziêkujemy Ci za twój wysi³ek i wszystkie troski za przewodni¹ duszê za dzielenie swojej g³êbokiej wiary z nami za twoje poczucie humoru za twoj¹ yczliwoœæ za to jak dzielnie a równoczesnie delikatnie prowadzi³eœ swoje owieczki przez 18 lat bycia pasterzem! Z pomoc¹ Bo ¹ wypoczywaj i raduj swoj¹ duszê podczas twojego urlopu naukowego A my tutaj bêdziemy têskniæ za tob¹! Our Lady of Czêstochowa Rosary Groups St. Ferdinand Parish 5900 West Barry Avenue, Chicago, Illinois Piknik Kó³ Ró añcowych Ko³a Ró añcowe z Parafii Œw. Ferdynanda wraz z opiekunem ks. Romanem Rataj zapraszaj¹ na piknik, który odbêdzie siê w niedzielê 4 wrzeœnia 2005 u pañstwa Bycul pod adresem 3639 N. Pontiac (Cumberland/Addison). Piknik rozpocznie siê Msz¹ œw. o godzinie 12:30. W czasie pikniku serwowane bêd¹: krupnioki, kie³baski, bigos, nie zabraknie równie smacznego deseru oraz napojów ch³odz¹cych. Aby nasza radoœæ by³a pe³na, Kaziu dostarczy nam muzycznych wra eñ. Ju dziœ zaplanuj czas na Ró añcowy Piknik. Zapraszamy. Taca Niedzielna Niedziela 14 sierpeiñ, 2005: Niedzielny zamierzony cel: $13,500 w kopertach: $ 7, w gotówce: $ 3, Razem: $10, Donacja z³o ona podczas (5) amerykañskich Mszy: $6, Donacja z³o ona podczas (4) polskich Mszy: $4, Donacja z³o ona podczas (1) w³oskiej Mszy: $ Deficyt powsta³y od 1 Lipca 2005 wynosi: ($24,017.37) Czuwanie Maryjne W sobotê 4 wrzeœnia, w naszym Koœciele o godzinie 7:30 wieczorem rozpocznie siê Nabo eñstwo pierwszych Sobót miesi¹ca, w intencji wynagradzaj¹cej Niepokalanemu Sercu Matki Najœwiêtszej za wszystkie grzechy i bluÿnierstwa. Zarz¹d Kó³ ywego Ró añca wraz z duchowym opiekunem ks. Romanem Rataj serdecznie zaprasza parafian i goœci do podjêcia pierwszosobotniej modlitwy, o któr¹ prosi³a Matka Bo a w czasie swoich objawieñ w Fatimie. W dniu 10 grudnia 1925 roku powiedzia³a do sr. ucji: W godzinê œmierci obiecujê przyjœæ na pomoc ze wszystkimi ³askami tym, którzy przez piêæ miesiêcy w pierwsze soboty odprawi¹ spowiedÿ, przyjm¹ komuniê œw. odmówi¹ jeden ró aniec i przez piêtnaœcie minut rozmyœlania nad piêtnastoma tajemnicami ró añcowymi towarzyszyæ mi bêd¹ w intencji zadoœæuczynienia Suma z drugiej kolekty na rzecz Katolickiej Ligii nios¹cej pomoc dla Koœcio³a w Polsce: $1, Doceniamy wasze zobowi¹zanie wzglêdem parafii Œw. Ferdynanda. Zwracamy siê do was równie z proœb¹ o hojne wsparcie finansowe by móc zredukowaæ stale wzrastaj¹cy deficyt. Do waszych zestawów kopert zosta³a do³¹czona ró owa koperta z napisem: Forget Me Not. Bardzo was proszê o u ycie tej koperty do uregulowania waszych zaleg³ych sk³adek z niedziel kiedy nie mogliœcie przyjœæ do Koœcio³a Œw. Ferdynanda. By uregulowaæ zaleg³oœci, nie ma potrzeby zwracania kopert z opuszczonych niedziel, ró owa koperta je zast¹pi. Dziêkujê wam za wszystko co robicie dla Koœcio³a!. Daniel P. Costigan, Menad er Parafii Biuletynowe przypomnienie: wszystkie biuletynowe og³oszenia na 4 wrzeœnia prosimy dostarczyæ do parafii nie póÿniej jak na godzinê 9:00 rano w poniedzia³ek 29 sierpnia Og³oszenia te mo na dostarczyæ wczeœniej lub wys³aæ faxem na numer 773/ , lub te wys³aæ internetem
11 August 28, 2005 Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Page Eleven Grilownie u Œw. Ferdynanda Zapraszamy wszystkich w pi¹tek 9 wrzeœnia od 4:30-7:00 wieczorem do szkolnej kafeterii PrzyjdŸ i baw siê razem z nami! izbierz ca³¹ swoj¹ rodzinê i przyje dzaj do nas w goœci. izapewniamy pyszne jedzenie i œwietne towarzystwo! ibêdzie mo na zamieniæ parê s³ów z dyrektork¹ naszej szko³y - pani¹ Mastalerz oraz z kadr¹ nauczycieli. ipodziel siê z nami emocjami zwi¹zanymi z rozpoczêciem nowego roku szkolnego iodœwie my wspólnie wspomnienia z lata! Polecamy Hamburgery, Hot Dogi, Kurczaka i wiele innych pysznych rzeczy! Posi³ki oraz napoje bêd¹ serwowane bez adnej op³aty, dziêki naszym sponsorom. Piwo i wino bêdzie mo na zakupiæ za jedyne $1.50 Deserem zajm¹ siê nasi uczniowie z klas ósmych. Bêd¹ serwowaæ wspania³e ciasteczka (funnel cakes), lody, murzynek i wiele wiêcej pysznoœci. Wsztstkie donacje za s³odkoœci zostan¹ przekazane w rêce uczniów z klas ósmych. Pieni¹ ki te pomog¹ im zorgaznizowaæ zakoñczenie roku. Podziêkowania dla naszych sponsorów, którymi s¹: Szko³a Œw. Ferdynanda Koœció³ Œw. Ferdynanda Klub Marsza³ków Grupa Œw. Anny Zwi¹zek Rodzin Szkolnych Market Day Parafia MB Opatrznej Serdecznie witamy panie oraz wolontariuszy z parafii MB Opatrznej oraz serdecznie im dziêkujemy za wasz¹ pomoc!
12 Page Twelve Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time August 28, 2005 the week at st. ferdinand parish August 29-September 4, 2005 MONDAY Pre-K and Kindergarten Orientation School Resumes 7:40-11:30 AM, School Friendship Club 10 AM - 3 PM, Convent # 2 Legion of Mary 6:30-8:30 PM, convent TUESDAY Before & After School Care 6:30-7:40 AM & 1:30-5:30 PM, McManus & Canning Halls Eucharistic Adoration 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Radoœæ (Polish School Joy Choir) 6-8 PM, Music Room Polish Baptism Preparation Class 7 PM, WEDNESDAY Before & After School Care 6:30-7:40 AM & 1:30-5:30 PM, McManus & Canning Halls Jr. Legion of Mary 2:30-4 PM, Convent # 2 & convent Good Shepherd Club Board Meeting 7 PM, Convent # 4 Polish Adult Choir 7:15 PM, Chapel THURSDAY Before & After School Care 6:30-7:40 AM & 1:30-5:30 PM, McManus & Canning Halls Jr. Legion of Mary, Rosary 2:30 PM, Girl Scout Troop #s 1883, 188, 1733 & 8 5:30-9 PM, Convent #s 1, 2 & 3 FRIDAY Before & After School Care 6:30-7:40 AM & 1:30-5:30 PM, McManus & Canning Halls First Friday Confession in Polish 6-8 PM, Chapel Filipino Choir 7-9 PM, Convent # 1 First Friday Mass in Polish 8 PM, Chapel SATURDAY Legion of Mary 9-11 AM, Convent # 2 Polish Rosary Group Vigil 7-11 PM, SUNDAY Parish Office is closed, Labor Day Weekend Polish Highlanders 8:30-9:30 AM, Convent # 3 Ladies of St. Anne 8:30 AM Mass, Chapel Choir Practice 9:15 AM, Chapel Good Shepherd Club Meeting 11 AM - 3 PM, McManus Hall Baptism in Polish 1:45 PM, Laudamus Prayer Group 7:30 PM, our neighbors want you to know... Dominican University presents their series for fall of 2005, The in the World, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council, particularly its final document, The Pastoral Constitution of the in the Modern World. The series focuses on how Catholics understand their role in the world. Lectures will be held at 7:30 PM in th Priory Auditorium at Harlem Avenue and Division Street. Thursday, September 8: Sr. Susan K. Wood, SCL, professor of theology at Marquette University, will open the series with a prophetic review of the origins and on-going debates surrounding Gaudium et Spes in A Vision of the Engaged in the World. Admission $5. Illinois Right to Life s 10th Annual Pro-Life Family Night at Kiddieland! 1st and North Avenues, Melrose Park, IL. IRLC has reserved the entire Kiddieland Amusement Park on Friday, September 9, 2005 from 5 PM until 10 PM. Please bring your whole family and spend an evening with pro-life friends from all over Chicagoland. This is a FUN-raising event! Bring the whole family! FREE unlimited soft drinks. We hope all Chicagoland pro-life organizations, churches, and others who fight for the rights of the unborn will buy blocks of tickets and urge their members to participate. Tickets are mailed upon receipt of order. Tickets should be purchased in advance. Order your Kiddieland tickets by MAIL Yes! Count me in on the exclusive IRLC pro-life night at Kiddieland, Friday, September 9. I understand that my tickets are non-refundable and that children 2 years and under are admitted FREE. NOTE: No food or drink can be brought in;free unlimited soft drinks are included with each ticket purchase. Amount enclosed: 9 I ll take tickets at $18.00 each. $ 9 I ll take 25 or more tickets at $15.50 each. No. ordered $ Name (print) Address City/State Credit Card Payment: Circle one Visa MasterCard Discover Credit Card # Exp. Date: Billing Zip Code Signature Mail coupon with check or credit card payment to: Illinois Right to Life, 65 E. Wacker Place, Suite 800, Chicago, IL /
13 August 28, 2005 Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time Page Thirteen Support Staff Sr. Gracjana Ziêba, Administrative Assistant Mrs. Wendy L. Braunsdorf, Communications Coordinator Mrs. Dorothy Go³da, Parish Secretary Daniel Lopez, Joe Nucup, Marbyn Sales, 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, Gilbert DeJesus, Sophie Kass, Ken Presslak, Anthony Supan, Andrew Warzocha. Rev. David J. Cortesi and Daniel P. Costigan, ex officio. ON QA MANAGERS, DAD, AND ANNIE S SONG Copyright 2005 by John B. Reynolds St. Ferdinand Parish While on a recent business trip to Kentucky, I met a guy named Pat, the Quality Assurance Manager of the dairy which I had been sent to inspect. Our conversation about the steadily decreasing per capita milk consumption in the US prompted me to ask him about his own personal milk consumption habits, and the question took me somewhere I never dreamed it would. Pat said that his wife used to take care of the household milk supply. She didn t anymore, though, because she had passed away a few months prior. Some sort of diabetic complication. Pat said that he and his wife had been married nearly forty years when the end came. He said that she died in his arms on the way to the hospital. Hard to talk about business after a conversation like that, you know? We did, of course, because that s what we were there for. Still, Pat s story stayed with me, and even back in the office the next day, I couldn t let it go, perhaps because in some small way, I could relate to it. I was holding my father s hand when he took his final breath here at home. It was a holy moment and one that I treasure, in a bittersweet kind of way as surely as Pat s wife s passing was a holy moment and one that he treasures as well. Come evening, Pat s story was still with me, so I interrupted my wife s cleaning of the bathroom cabinet to say, simply: This may sound a little morbid, but I want to die in your arms. Gail told me that it was, indeed, a little morbid. I reiterated Pat s story, though which I had originally told her upon returning from my trip the day before and explained how I had kept thinking about it throughout the workday, and how it had made me think in turn about our own lives. And deaths, I guess. Gail softened, implying that the idea was, if not morbid, then at least a little weird. Maybe. But maybe not. My wife is a John Denver fan, and I reminded her of one of the late singer-songwriter s hits, Annie s Song. I think he wrote it for his wife, and the lyrics include: Come let me love you/ Let me give my life to you/ Let me drown in your laughter/ Let me die in your arms Exactly. Shortly before my father died, he looked up with this awe-filled expression on his face, prompting my sister to ask me if I thought he was hallucinating. I told her no, later writing about the experience, that hallucinating implies the seeing of something that isn t real. I am convinced that whatever Dad saw that night was real indeed. And wonderful. Maybe he saw angels. Maybe he saw Mom. Maybe he saw Christ himself with outstretched arms Yes, I want to die in my wife s arms. More so, I want to die in Christ s arms, just as my father did before me. And looking at everything now in this much larger context, I can see that my original conversation with Gail wasn t morbid at all. Or even the tiniest bit weird. As Pat, at least the Quality Assurance Manager from Kentucky would certainly understand. THE END Parish Organizations Adult Scripture Study - Coordinator : Miss Ameriga Cesaroni Boy Scout - Coordinator: Mr. Vince Clemente 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. Kelly Trujillo Polish Altar Servers - Sr. Mariola Inda Polish Club of the Good Shepherd - President: Andrzej Parada Polish Rosary Group - Mrs. Helena Lesak Polish Saturday School - Director: Mrs. Renata Gawlik 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. Sharon Fanuke St. Ferdinand Parish Council - President: Mr. Ralph Barnhart St. Ferdinand Polish Highlanders Club - President: Mr. Stanis³aw Ciszek St. Ferdinand School Board - Chairperson: Mrs. Mary Ann Barnhart St. Vincent DePaul Society - President: Mr. Ralph Barnhart Ushers Club - President: Mr. Peter Holod
14 St. Ferdinand 5900 West Barry Avenue Chicago, IL Phone: 773/ St. Ferdinand Parish On the Worldwide Web: Rev. David J. Cortesi, Pastor Rev. William M. Holbrook, Associate Pastor Rev. Roman Rataj, Associate Pastor Irwin Hotcaveg, Deacon Ronald Weiner, Deacon SUNDAY MASSES: CHURCH / Koœció³: Saturday: 5:00 PM Sunday: 7:00 AM (Polish) 12:30 PM 8:30 AM 3:00 PM (Polish) 10:45 AM (Polish), 5:00 PM 6:30 PM (Polish) CHAPEL / Kaplica 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. 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.