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weekly reflections
January 30, 2011
ŚWIĘTA JADWIGA
 SANTA EDUVIGES
2226 NORTH HOYNE AVENUE • CHICAGO, IL 60647
W EEKLY R EFLECTIONS
“You Shall Have No Other Gods before Me"
2110 The first commandment forbids honoring gods other than the one Lord who
has revealed himself to his people. It proscribes superstition and irreligion.
Superstition
2111 Superstition is the deviation of religious feeling and of the practices this feeling
imposes. It can even affect the worship we offer the true God, e.g., when one
attributes an importance in some way magical to certain practices.
St. Hedwig,
pray for us.

Św. Jadwigo,
módl się za nami.

Santa Eduviges,
ruega por nosotros.
Continued on page 2
ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO
Administered by the Resurrection Fathers and Brothers

Celebrating 122 years in the Bucktown Community.
NOTES AND EVENTS
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W EEKLY R EFLECTIONS
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Idolatry
2112 The first commandment condemns polytheism. It requires man neither to believe in,
nor to venerate, other divinities than the one true God. Scripture constantly recalls this
rejection of "idols, (of) silver and gold, the work of men's hands. They have mouths, but do
not speak; eyes, but do not see." These empty idols make their worshippers empty: "Those
who make them are like them; so are all who trust in them.” God, however, is the "living God
who gives life and intervenes in history.
READINGS FOR THE WEEK OF
January 30 - February 6, 2011
Sunday:
Monday:
2113 Idolatry consists in divinizing what is not God. Man commits idolatry whenever he
honors and reveres a creature in place of God, whether this be gods or demons (for example,
Satanism), power, pleasure, race, ancestors, the state, money, etc. Jesus says, "You cannot
serve God and mammon. Many martyrs died for not adoring "the Beast” refusing even to
simulate such worship. Idolatry rejects the unique Lordship of God;
Tuesday:
Divination and magic
Friday:
2116 All forms of divination are to be rejected: recourse to Satan or demons, conjuring up the
dead or other practices falsely supposed to "unveil" the future. Consulting horoscopes,
Saturday:
astrology, palm reading, interpretation of omens and lots, the phenomena of
clairvoyance, and recourse to mediums all conceal a desire for power over time, history,
and, in the last analysis, other human beings, as well as a wish to conciliate hidden
powers. They contradict the honor, respect, and loving fear that we owe to God alone.
2117 All practices of magic or sorcery, by which one attempts to tame occult powers, so as to
place them at one's service and have a supernatural power over are gravely contrary to the
virtue of religion. These practices are even more to be condemned when accompanied by the
intention of harming someone, or when they have recourse to the intervention of demons.
Irreligion
2118 God's first commandment condemns the main sins of irreligion: tempting God, in
words or deeds, sacrilege, and simony. For example:
Sacrilege consists in profaning or treating unworthily the sacraments and other liturgical
actions, as well as persons, things, or places consecrated to God. Sacrilege is a grave sin
especially when committed against the Eucharist, for in this sacrament the true Body of
Christ is made substantially present for us.
OUR SYMPATHY
We pray for the deceased from our Parish who recently passed away:
† Alice H. Strom
† Henry S. Malek
Our prayers are also extended to their family members who grieve the loss of their
loved ones.
May the angels welcome them into paradise. May perpetual light shine upon
them O Lord, and may their rest in peace. AMEN
ARE YOU A REGISTERED PARISHIONER?
Use of the offertory envelopes each week lets us know that you are an active member of our Parish. This
prevents misunderstandings when someone wants to be married, have a child baptized or is asked to
become a Godparent. Registration also enables us to provide letters for you for tax purposes.
 If you are registered and not receiving your envelopes,
 if any identifying information in your life has changed including, if you have moved or
 if you would like to become a registered parishioner, please complete registration forms found
in the vestibule of the Church.
We are asking all of our Parishioners to please reregister, so that we can update our records.
Thank you.
Wednesday:
Thursday:
Next Sunday:
Zep 2:3; 3:12-13/
1 Cor 1:26-31/
Mt 5:1-12a
Heb 11:32-40/
Mk 5:1-20
Heb 12:1-4/
Mk 5:21-43
Mal 3:1-4/
Heb 2:14-18/
Lk 2:22-40 or 2:22-32
Heb 12:18-19, 21-24/
Mk 6:7-13
Heb 13:1-8/
Mk 6:14-29
Heb 13:15-17, 20-21/
Mk 6:30-34
Is 58:7-10/
1 Cor 2:1-5/
Mt 5:13-16
SUNDAY COLLECTION COUNT
VOLUNTEERS
We are in need of volunteers to come
help us count Sunday collections.
These volunteers will have to be
available Monday mornings from
9:00 am until 11: 00 am. For more
information please contact the Parish
Office at 773-486-1660.
SACRAMENTS
RECONCILIATION:
Monday-Saturday before Mass;
Saturday 4:30 pm or by
appointment.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK:
Please call to receive this
sacrament of healing if a family
member is ill or preparing for
surgery.
MARRIAGE:
Please contact the parish office at
least 6 months before the planned
wedding date.
BAPTISM:
Please call the Parish Office.
Baptism (English):
4th Sunday at 11:00 am Mass.
Preparation Class: 3rd Monday
at 7:00 pm in the Convent.
Godparents must be married by
the church or be living as single.
PA R I S H I N F O R M AT I O N & E V E N T S
OUR SECOND CATECHETICAL SUNDAY
PARISH CALENDAR
CHOIR PRACTICE:

Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm
in the Church
CORO:

Español: Todos los Miercoles
en el sotano del convento.
CHILDREN OF FATIMA:

Ist Saturday of the month
4 pm in the Convent,
Mass at 5:00 pm
EVANGELIZATION – OUR CONNECTION WITH THE WORLD: STEWARDSHIP, CREATIVITY,
1st Saturday of the month,
Novena at 4:00 pm
WORK
ENGLISH BAPTISM CLASS:


Monday January 17, 2011 at
7:00 pm in our Convent.
Baptisms will be held on
January 23, 2011 at
11:00 am
BAUTIZOS:
 Enero 22 a las 11:00 am.
CATECHISM CLASSES


Rev. Stanislaw Jankowski, CR, in collaboration with the Parish Pastoral Council,
has invited a Preacher to talk about the Second Commandment.
“You should not take the name of the LORD your GOD in Vain”
On, February 27, 2011 at 8:00 am and 11:00 am Masses. This is a part of the Spiritual
Preparation, a 3- year program, in celebrating the 125th Anniversary of our Parish.
Everyone is invited to listen to him for formation and growth of our spiritual life.
Catechetical Sunday is designated every last Sunday of each month for the year
2011.
CATHOLICS COME HOME!
PARISH SOCIETIES
DOLMA:

3
English Classes
9:15 am - 10: 45 am and
Attendance to the 11:00 am
Mass
Spanish Classes
11:15 am - 12:45 pm and
Attendance to the 1:00 pm
Mass
Remember that Holy Mass is
PART of the Class.
For more information about
Catechism classes,
English Baptisms,
or Adult RCIA classes
call Ana Flores at
the Parish Offices
or call her cell: 773-495-3659
Many people think that a spiritual life is in conflict or in contradiction to a life in the world.
For some spiritualities, that may be the case. In the community of discipleship of Jesus and in the
connection with that community in the Church, there is no contradiction between a spiritual life
and a life in the world. In fact, faith defines and strengthens believers’ connection with the world.
In John’s gospel, Jesus prays for his disciples. He anticipates his departure from the world and
their continued presence in the world. He addresses his heavenly Father and says: I am not asking
you to take them out of the world, but I ask you to protect them from the evil one…As you have
sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify myself, so
that they also may be sanctified in truth. (John 17:15, 18)
A faith commitment lived out in the Church defines and strengthens believers’ relationship and
connection to the world by giving believers a purpose or mission in the world. Believers are sent,
as Jesus was sent. They exercise stewardship or responsibility for the world. This stewardship
extends, of course, to the physical resources upon which we depend for sustaining life on this
planet, our ecological responsibility. Beyond that, stewardship involves a responsibility for the
specifically human ecology embedded in the political order and the quest for justice and peace.
Believers are also connected to the world by their sharing in the creative energy of the creator
through their work for the world’s transformation. Again, this includes not only the physical
dimensions of earthly existence but also the cultivation of art and beauty and the creation of a
more humane world through work, the labor of our hands and minds.
In and through the Church as a community of faithful disciples of Jesus, believers find
themselves more intensely connected and committed to the fate of the earth on which they dwell
in all its physical and human dimensions.
NATIONAL CATHOLIC COUNCIL ON ALCOHOLISM AND RELATED DRUG PROBLEMS
Do you or anyone you know is going through an addiction and is seeking God for help? The NCCA
can help and has many recourses to share with you for more information contact the
NCCA at: Email: [email protected] Phone number: 1-800-626-6910 ext. 1200
Address: 1601 Joslyn Rd. Lake Orion, MI 48360
PLEASE REMEMBER IN YOUR PRAYERS
Those from our Parish who have requested your prayers.
Bernie Popp
Lino Carmona
Barbara Durbin
Irene Gramiak
A. Krzyzaniak
Angela Melchor
Serafina Salinas
Jovita Soriano
Mary Vencill
Joan Sicinski
Carmilita Ayap
Jorge Cervantes
R. Evangelista
Walter Gramiak
Lt. Robert Logisz
Henry Mojica, Jr.
Jennifer Ramirez
Raymundo Soriano
Teresa Mercado
Amalia Lorenzana
Monika Kloniecka
Ann Pyzik
Jesse Flores, Jr.
Grace Gauss
Lorraine Macek
Stanley Olszowka
Samantha Ramirez
Brian Stanzil
Clifford Welheim
Maria Kozlowska
Frances Alequin
Leo Cieminski
Sophia Flores
F. Hoffman
Julia Marzec
Rose Pasko
Carlos Riano
Jeffrey Starzec
Helen Wozniak
Joaquin Serna
Daniel Brady
Dorothy Damienski
Cherry Garcia
Mary Janka
Anibal Yanez
Mary Piechowski
Dr. Antonio Bautista
Paz Tamondong
Apolonio Alarcon
Dorothy Chmielewski
Sally Cardenas
James Desecki
Trudy Gardner
Dolores Kryszak
Mary Jane Sicinski
Diane Pilat
Caroline Riske
Eugene V. Tepper
Jose Serbia
S T E WA R D S H I P
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Parish Collection
January 22 & 23 2011
Parish Envelopes
Loose Collection
$ 2,274.00
$ 931.00
Total Collection
Goal for the week
Amount (Under) Budget
$ 3,205.00
$ 5,000.00
($ 1,795.00)
Deficit Amount For Fiscal Year
2010-2011
($ 66,153.11 )
Church In Latin America
$ 383.90
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN - WE ARE ONE BODY IN CHRIST
We extend a sincere and prayerful Thank You to everyone who has contributed to
this very important campaign. We would like to acknowledge our new parishioners
who are pledging for the first time and everyone who has re-pledged. By working
together we will accomplish our dreams of restoring and preserving our Church.
As of January 24, 2011 we have received over:
$ 334,170 in pledges $ 228,940 in contributions
We have a balance of $ 105,230
If you don’t have envelopes for this Campaign there are envelopes in the church
that you may use for your contribution. Please use the Capital Campaign
envelopes for this and not the Capital Improvement envelopes.
Thank you!
Please remember St. Hedwig
in your Estate Plan.
Upcoming Second Collections
Debt Reduction
Capital Improvements
Feb. 5 - 6
Feb. 12 - 13
WE THANK ALL OF OUR
PARISHIONERS AND
BENEFACTORS FOR THEIR CONTINUED
SUPPORT AND GENEROSITY
TO OUR PARISH.
BOTHERS OF THE RESURRECTION
175th ANNIVERSARY
You are cordially invited to celebrate the observance of the 175th anniversary of the
Resurrectionist who minister in this parish. From a small community of Brothers of the
Resurrection who gathered in the living quarters of Bogdan Janski in Paris, France,
in 1936, until today, Resurrectionist serve people in the spirit of evangelical Hope.
An observance of this milestone jubilee for clergy and parishioners will be held at:
St. Hedwig Church
2226 N. Hoyne Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
On Thursday, February 17th at 7:00 pm
The concelebrated Eucharist will be followed by a coffee-and-cake reception.
JOYFUL AGAIN!
(A Widowed Ministry)
For Those Who Have Suffered a Loss
“Have you lost a spouse recently and are grieving for him/her? Do you
hold back the tears and let them fall when you are alone to avoid having
your family worry about you?
The tears can be dried, the pain relaxed. The healing begins the moment
you pick up the phone - Joyful Again!”
The above was written by a person who lost his wife a few months ago.
He recently experienced a Joyful Again! Weekend highly recommends it.
All are invited. The Joyful Again! Retreat is for both men and women (all ages) who
have been widowed and are still trying to find hope and joy in their lives.
Retreat is to be held at:
On:
Holy Family Medical Ctr,
100 N. River Rd, Des Plaines, IL
March 19 & 20, 2011
For more information:
Please call: (708) 354-7211
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.joyfulagain.org
Early registration is encouraged.
Limit 25 participants.
$75.00 usual donation (all meals included). Lodgings $35.00 extra
where available.
CARMELITE SPIRITUAL CENTER
HEARTS: DYING AND RISING
February is a time we celebrate love, symbolized in hearts,
the center of our soul. Join Fr. Bob Colaresi, O. Carm. At
the Carmelite Spiritual Center in Darien, IL on
Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. Fr. Bob
will lead us in reflection on what excites the passion of our
hearts and what disillusions and deflates our hearts.
8433 Bailey Rd.
Darien, Il 60561
Phone Number: 630-969-4141
Address:
Cost: $40.00/person includes Eucharist and lunch.
Register by February 2nd
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MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK
January 29, Saturday · Sábado · Sobota
8:00 AM
† Michael Bernacki
† Robert Bazyk
5:00 PM
† Rev. Stephen Gira, CR
January 30, Sunday · Domingo · Niedziela
8:00 AM
† Evelyn Hubert
† Lottie Olszowka
9:30 AM
Mary Janka - Health & Blessings
Stanley Wozniak - Health & Blessings
† Zofia i Franciszek Strzeboński
† Józef i Antoni Najder
† Wiesława i Antoni Wiśniowski
† Józefa i Stanislaw Turów
† Aniela & Piotr Orczyk and Dec.
Members of Orczyk Family
11:00
Edward & Kimberly Pudlo - Health &
Blessings
† Sabina P. Logisz
† Adamina Singer
† Veronica M. Pudlo
† Michael Omiotek
† Julia Whitfield
1:00 PM
St. Hedwig Parishioners
Amalia Lorenzana - Health & Blessings
† Ramiro Guevara
† Zoila Benitez
January 31, Moday · Lunes · Poniedziałek
8:00 AM
† Theresa Abualshink
7:00 PM
† Leonard Raszeja
February 1, Tuesday · Martes · Wtorek
8:00 AM
Rev. Tomasz Wojciechowski, CR Birthday Blessings
Living and Dec. Members of the
Purgatorial Society
† Edward Kwiatek
7:00 PM
Stella Schaller - Health & Blessings
† Ramiro Guevara - Anniversary of
19th Birthday
February 2, Wednesday · Miércoles · Środa
8:00 AM
† Rev. Walter Wilczek, CR
7:00 PM
† Richard S. Bazyk
February 3, Thrusday · Jueves · Czwartek
8:00 AM
Livi. & Dec. Members of the Ladies
Rosary Soc.
Wiszowaty Family - Health & Blessing
Sean Killen - Health & Blessings
† Teofila Hernandez
7:00 PM
† Augustin Lozano
February 4, Friday · Viernes · Piątek
8:00 AM
† Irene C. Tusinski
7:00 PM
† Walter Like
† Donald Schaller
February 5, Saturday · Sábado · Sobota
8:00 AM
† Josephine Dziminski
5:00 PM
† Juanita Jimenez Ubando
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PARISH STAFF
Pastor…………………….Rev. Stanislaw Jankowski, CR
Assistant Pastor……. Rev. Tomasz Wojciechowski, CR
Resurrectionists in Residence
Rev. Eugene Szarek, CR………………Loyola University
Deacons/Diáconos Gilberto Cintrón & Daniel Cabrera
Business Manager………………. Margaret Kloniecka
Director of Religious Education…………….Ana Flores
Music Ministry………………………Maryna Shutovich
Administrative Asst./Bulletin Editor…..Yarine Serrano
Parish Secretary……………………….Bernadine Popp
PARISH OFFICE
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm or by
appointment (closed 12:30 pm -1:30 pm)
Phone………………………………….773-486-1660
Fax……………………………………..773-486-1684
Email…………………………[email protected]
Web page…………………www.sthedwigbucktown.org
E-mail………………………[email protected]
MASS SCHEDULE
Weekend:
Saturday (Vigil) 5:00 pm (English)
Sunday 8:00 am (English)
9:30 am (Polish)
11:00 am (English)
1:00 pm (Spanish)
Weekday: Monday-Friday 8:00 am & 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am
DEVOTIONS
Eucharistic Adoration: Monday-Sun. 6:00-7:45 am
Monday-Friday 6:00-7:00 pm
Holy Rosary:
Monday-Sunday 7:15 am
O.L. Perpetual Help Novena: Tuesday 8:30 am
Litany of the Sacred Heart:
First Friday 8:30 am
Litany of Blessed Virgin Mary: Saturday 8:30 am
Rosary & Our Lady of Manaoag Novena:
First Saturday 4:00 pm
February 6, Sunday · Domingo · Niedziela
8:00 AM
† Carole Klepadlo
† Joseph J. Walsh
† Lottie Olszowka
9:30 AM
† Helen Kryzewski - Anniversary Of
100th Birthday
Apolonia Karwowska - Birthday and
Names Day Blessings
† Luzie Buss
† Zofia i Franciszek Strzeboński
† Józef i Antoni Najder
† Wiesława i Antoni Wiśniowski
† Józefa i Stanislaw Turów
11:00
George Stroup - Health & Blessings
Irene Taraszka - Spec. Int.
Dec. Mem. of the Congregation of the Resurrection
† Eugene Wozniak
† Veronica Pudlo
† Leo Puralewski, Jr
1:00 PM
St. Hedwig Parishioners
† Ramiro Guevara
REFLECCION
“No habrá para ti otros dioses delante de mí”
2110 El primer mandamiento prohíbe honrar a dioses distintos del
Único Señor que se ha revelado a su pueblo. Proscribe la superstición
y la irreligión.
La superstición
2111 La superstición es la desviación del sentimiento religioso y de las
prácticas que impone. Puede afectar también al culto que damos al
verdadero Dios, por ejemplo, cuando se atribuye una importancia, de
algún modo, mágica a ciertas prácticas.
La idolatría
2112 El primer mandamiento condena el politeísmo. Exige al hombre
no creer en otros dioses que el Dios verdadero. Y no venerar otras
divinidades que al único Dios. La Escritura recuerda constantemente
este rechazo de los “ídolos [...] oro y plata, obra de las manos de los
hombres”, que “tienen boca y no hablan, ojos y no ven”. Estos ídolos
vanos hacen vano al que les da culto: “Como ellos serán los que los
hacen, cuantos en ellos ponen su confianza” Dios, por el contrario, es el
“Dios vivo “que da vida e interviene en la historia.
2113 La idolatría no se refiere sólo a los cultos falsos del paganismo.
Es una tentación constante de la fe. Consiste en divinizar lo que no es
Dios. Hay idolatría desde el momento en que el hombre honra y
reverencia a una criatura en lugar de Dios. Trátese de dioses o de
demonios (por ejemplo, el satanismo), de poder, de placer, de la raza,
de los antepasados, del Estado, del dinero, etc. “No podéis servir a
Dios y al dinero”, dice Jesús (Mt 6, 24). Numerosos mártires han muerto
por no adorar a “la Bestia” (cf Ap 13-14), negándose incluso a simular
su culto. La idolatría rechaza el único Señorío de Dios.
Adivinación y magia
2116 Todas las formas de adivinación deben rechazarse: el recurso a
Satán o a los demonios, la evocación de los muertos, y otras prácticas
que equivocadamente se supone “desvelan” el porvenir (cf Dt 18, 10;
Jr 29, 8). La consulta de horóscopos, la astrología, la quiromancia, la
interpretación de presagios y de suertes, los fenómenos de visión, el
recurso a “mediums” encierran una voluntad de poder sobre el tiempo,
la historia y, finalmente, los hombres, a la vez que un deseo de
granjearse la protección de poderes ocultos. Están en contradicción con
el honor y el respeto, mezclados de temor amoroso, que debemos
solamente a Dios.
2117 Todas las prácticas de magia o de hechicería mediante las que se
pretende domesticar potencias ocultas para ponerlas a su servicio y
obtener un poder sobrenatural sobre el prójimo —aunque sea para
procurar la salud—, son gravemente contrarias a la virtud de la
religión. Estas prácticas son más condenables aún cuando van
acompañadas de una intención de dañar a otro, recurran o no a la
intervención de los demonios. Llevar amuletos es también reprensible.
La irreligión
2118 El primer mandamiento de Dios reprueba los principales
pecados de irreligión: la acción de tentar a Dios con palabras o con
obras, el sacrilegio y la simonía. Por ejemplo:
El sacrilegio consiste en profanar o tratar indignamente los sacramentos
y las otras acciones litúrgicas, así como las personas, las cosas y los
lugares consagrados a Dios. El sacrilegio es un pecado grave sobre
todo cuando es cometido contra la Eucaristía, pues en este sacramento
el Cuerpo de Cristo se nos hace presente substancialmente (cf CIC can.
1367. 1376).
ANUNCIOS:
1. Queremos preparar a todos muy bien para nuestro aniversario,
pero sin la oración no podemos estar preparados. Hemos
preparado un caja con la imagen de Nuestra Señora del
Perpetuo Socorro y con un libro de oraciones que estara en
peregrinación de casa en casa,y de la familia a otra familia.
También emos preparado un calendario para aquellos que
desean acoger y recibir a María y su imagen a su casa.
2. También hoy y el próximo fin de semana todos pueden comprar
una copia del Catecismo de la Iglesia católica.
REFLEKSJE TYGODNIA
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III. Nie będziesz miał bogów cudzych przede Mną”.
2110 Pierwsze przykazanie zabrania oddawania czci innym bogom
poza Jedynym Panem, który objawił siebie swojemu ludowi.
To przykazanie zakazuje:
Zabobonu:
2111 Zabobon jest wypaczeniem postawy religijnej oraz praktyk,
jakie ona nakłada. Może on także dotyczyć kultu, który oddajemy
prawdziwemu Bogu, na przykład, gdy przypisuje się jakieś
magiczne znaczenie pewnym praktykom, nawet uprawnionym lub
koniecznym. Np: przeleciał czarny kot przez drogę – na nieszczęście!
Nie witamy się przez próg, bo to może przynieść niezgodę! Nie
przyszyję urwanego guzika do płaszcza na kimś, bo jeszcze mogę mu
przywiązać rozum.(forma zabobonu)
Bałwochwalstwo:
2112 Pierwsze przykazanie potępia politeizm. Domaga się od
człowieka, by nie wierzył w innych bogów poza Bogiem i nie
oddawał czci innym bóstwom poza Jedynym Bogiem. Pismo święte
nieustannie przypomina o odrzuceniu "bożków ze srebra i złota,
uczynionych rękami ludzkimi", które "mają usta, ale nie mówią; oczy
mają, ale nie widzą..." Te czcze bożki czynią człowieka pustym: "Do
nich są podobni ci, którzy je robią, i każdy, który im ufa" (Ps 115, 45. 8). Bóg natomiast jest "Bogiem żywym" (Joz 3,10; Ps 42, 3 i in.),
który daje życie i działa w historii.
2113 (...) Polega na ubóstwianiu tego, co nie jest Bogiem. Ma ono
miejsce wtedy, gdy człowiek czci i wielbi stworzenie zamiast Boga,
bez względu na to, czy chodzi o innych bogów czy o demony (na
przykład satanizm), o władzę, przyjemność, rasę, przodków,
państwo, pieniądze itd. "Nie możecie służyć Bogu i Mamonie" - mówi
Jezus (Mt 6, 24). Wielu męczenników poniosło śmierć za to, że nie
oddawało czci "Bestii" (Ap 13,14)
Wrózbiarstwo:
2116 Należy odrzucić wszystkie formy wróżbiarstwa: odwoływanie
się do Szatana lub demonów, przywoływanie zmarłych lub inne
praktyki mające rzekomo odsłaniać przyszłość (Pwt 18, 10; jr 29, 8) .
Korzystanie z horoskopów, astrologia, chiromancja, wyjaśnianie
przepowiedni i wróżb, zjawiska jasnowidztwa, posługiwanie się medium
są przejawami chęci panowania nad czasem, nad historią i wreszcie nad
ludźmi, a jednocześnie pragnieniem zjednania sobie ukrytych mocy.
Praktyki te są sprzeczne ze czcią i szacunkiem - połączonym z
miłującą bojaźnią - które należą się jedynie Bogu.
Magia i Czary
2117 Wszystkie praktyki magii lub czarów, przez które dąży się do
pozyskania tajemnych sił, by posługiwać się nimi i osiągać
nadnaturalną władzę nad bliźnim - nawet w celu zapewnienia mu
zdrowia - są w poważnej sprzeczności z cnotą religijności. Praktyki te
należy potępić tym bardziej wtedy, gdy towarzyszy im intencja
zaszkodzenia drugiemu człowiekowi lub uciekanie się do interwencji
demonów. Jest również naganne noszenie amuletów. Spirytyzm często
pociąga za sobą praktyki wróżbiarskie lub magiczne. Dlatego
Kościół upomina wiernych, by wystrzegali się ich.
Anonse
1. Dzisiaj rozpoczynamy I Niedzielę katechetyczną. Pochylamy
się nad pierwszym Przykazaniem Bożym. Wszystkich, którzy
zapragną podzielić sie swoim własnym doświadczeniem
zwiazanym z tym przykazaniem zapraszamy na „forum
dyskusyjne” we środę 2 lutego na g. 7:30 do salki w
centrum duszpasterskim. Informujemy, że przed ołtarzem jest
umieszczona skrzynka do której można wrzucać swoje
pytania i uwagi dotyczące I Przykazania. Są jeszcze
dostępne Katechizmy Kościoła Katolickiego”.
2. Przygotowany jest przenośny ołtarzyk z wizerunkiem Matki
Bożej Nieustającej Pomocy. Będzie On peregrynował po
naszych domach wypraszając łaski potrzebne dla naszych
rodzin i bliskich.

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