st. ferdinand church october 21, 2012 twenty


st. ferdinand church october 21, 2012 twenty
(773) 622-5900
OCTOBER 21, 2012
Photo by Romuald Gluch
Page Two 29th Ordinary Sunday Mass Intentions
AnnF.(neeDix)Zeller–NDHSClassof1948 rq.NotreDameHS
7:00AM– EwaiJanKabat; MariaiJanBudziochorazich
dzieci; TadeuszKamysz; Wojciech,BronisławaKamysz
October 21, 2012 The sanctuary lamps
this week are lit for:
Marriage Banns
Third: Weronika Szymczak and Maciek Zdeb Daniel Cunningham Jr. and Nicole Olszowka Congratulations!
Congratulations and best wishes to the couple married in our church last week: StephenRyanGoreandKatarzynaMariaNosek
OCTOBER— Month of the Holy Rosary DURING THE MONTH OF OCTOBER THE ROSARY WILL BE PRAYED EVERYDAY (M‐S) IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE 8:00AM MASS EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Held each Thursday following the 8:00 a.m. Mass until 6:45p.m DIVINE MERCY CHAPLET Divine Mercy Chaplet is prayed in English everyday from Monday to Friday following 8:00 a.m. Mass. Please take a short break from your busy life and join the ladies in prayers. On every Saturday right after 8:00 a.m. Mass prayer to St. Anne is being said. Please stop by the Church and offer to God at least a few moments of your time. WELCOME TO OUR CHURCH 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 773‐622‐5900. We are glad you are here and hope you will join us. October 21, 2012 29th Ordinary Sunday Remember in Prayer
As members of the parish faith community, it is our re‐
sponsibility 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, remem‐
ber all of us daily in their prayers and in their sufferings. We experience many blessings because of their remembering us. And so...please remember in your prayers: Irene Rowe Agnes Groeper James Gruber Ed Cleary Stanislaw Cwieka Carl Varsolona Eleanor Loscuito Jean Biddlecom Mary Ayello Florence Magro Sharon Moody Peter Gruber Joseph Gruber Vita Pratola Luigi Avenia Anthony R. Coco Veronica Signo Lottie Chrapla Violet Del Vacchio Rosalie Anastos Marie Lucas Edward Waytula Pat Ostrowski William Keleher Arlene Garcia Agnieszka Cwieka Diana Krzyzanowski Barbara Pasko Geraldine Spano Nick Paolino Theresa Duval Adam Shershen Domonic Caltagirone Bernice Lutke Jean Staniszewski Jeff Keiser Walter Sublett Regina Ciucci Kiana Marconi Aloysius Fitzgibbons Bogdan Bidas Sarafina Duran William Napier Josephine Coco Helen Knapp Laura Schofield Dolores Lewandowski Calvin Upton Julie D’Agostino Luna Family Margery Janz Baby Briana Jurczykowski Susan Milostan Robert Malek Michael F. Coco Jody Panek Betty Hotcaveg Donn DeBold Chester Del Vacchio Fr. Ted Ploplis John Greco Veronica Segovia Tish Vanoni Jodi Mack Geraldine Mack Agnes Coco Rose Guzzetta A Prayer for the Armed
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 pres‐
ence 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 loy‐
alty, 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 S/SGT David A. Domel Jr.; Capt. Scott Helminski Page Three
Our Stewardship
of Treasure
Sunday, October 14, 2012 Envelopes: $5,547.00 Loose: $3,165.00 $ 8,712.00 Thank you for sharing your „TREASURE” with St. Ferdinand Parish Bóg zapłać PLEASE REMEMBER ST. FERDINAND PARISH IN YOUR WILL. “For the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (MARK 10:45) Jesus came on this earth to serve. Anyone who wishes to fol‐
low Him must also be willing to give time, talent and treasure to serve God’s people, just as Jesus gave His very life for us. True disciples are true stewards, giving service and sacrifice, just as Jesus taught us to do. Thank you!
The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. ~OscarWilde
It remains our sincere hope that through word and deed, edu‐
cation and example, we young and old one heritage or an‐
other, would all come to know that our care for Our Church. As a source of hope and inspiration it is our intention to pub‐
lish those names in print who have done outstanding work in the course of the week. The names are our thank you for your kindness and dedication: Izabela Nowacki Zofia Nicpon Bozena Makowiecka Alicja Kaczmarczyk Wanda Pikus Barbara Jagielska Vigil Lights: Jadwiga Walowski Anyone interested in helping to clean our church is welcome to join us: Mondays at 5:00 pm and/or Fridays at 10:00 am. October 21, 2012 29th Ordinary Sunday Page Four A Walk Through the Mass: A Step‐by‐Step Explanation by Thomas Richstatter, O.F.M. Story telling
Homily. Homily (which replaced the word sermon for many) is a new word for Catholics. It means more than just a sermon or a talk about how we are to live or what we are to believe. It is an act of worship rooted in the texts of the Mass and especially in the readings from Scripture which have just been proclaimed. The homily takes that word and brings it to our life situation today. Just as a large piece of bread is broken to feed individual persons, the word of God must be broken open so it can be re‐
ceived and digested by the congregation. Creed. The homily is often followed by a few moments of silence during which we each thank God for the word we have heard and apply the message of today”s readings to our daily living. We then stand and together recite the creed. (You will probably want to use the service book or missalette for the text of the creed if you do not know it by heart.) The creed is more than a list of things which we believe. It is a statement of our faith in the word we have heard proclaimed in the Scripture and the homily, and a profession of the faith that leads us to give our lives for one another as Christ gave his life for us. Originally the creed was the profession of faith of those about to be baptized at this point in the Mass. General Intercessions. The Liturgy of the Word (our “storytelling” part of the Mass) comes to an end with the Gen‐
eral Intercessions. The General Intercessions help us become who God is calling us to be. We are the Body of Christ by Baptism. Now, as we prepare to approach the table for Eucharist, we look into the readings, like a mirror, and ask: Is that who we are? Does the Body of Christ present in this assembly resemble that Body of Christ pic‐
tured in the Scripture readings? Usually not! And so we make some adjustments; we pray that our assembly really comes to look like the Body of Christ, a body at peace, with shelter for the homeless, healing for the sick, food for the hungry. We pray for the Church, nations and their leaders, people in special need and the local needs of our parish—the petitions usually fall into these four categories. A minister will announce the petitions, and we are usually given an opportunity to pray for the intentions in our heart, making some common response aloud like, “Lord, hear our prayer.” To be continued... Page Five 29th Ordinary Sunday October 21, 2012 YEAR OF FAITH
October 11, 2012—November 24, 2013
ond Vatican Council and the twentieth anniversary of the Cate‐
chism of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI has an‐
nounced a Year of Faith, starting October 11 and ending No‐
vember 24, 2013, to strengthen the faith of Catholics and draw the world to faith by their example. The Year of Faith is meant to reflect one of the themes of Pope Benedict's pontificate, the New Evangelization. Peter Murphy, D.Min., executive director of the Secretariat of Evangelization and Catechesis of the U.S. Conference of Catho‐
lic Bishops (USCCB), shares "Seven Things Catholics Should Know About the New Evangelization." Murphy, who is in Rome as an auditor of the October 7‐28 Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization, offers: 1. It's not new in content, but new in energy and approach. The New Evangelization re‐proposes the faith to a world long‐
ing for answers to life's most profound questions. It's a call to share Christ and bring the Gospel, with renewed energy and through ever‐changing methods, to new and different audi‐
ences. 2. It begins with personal conversion. The New Evangelization begins internally and spreads outward. We are called to deepen our own faith in order to better share it with others. Then‐Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger described this in the Jubilee Year 2000 as daring to have faith with the humility of the mus‐
tard seed that leaves up to God how and when the tree will grow. Conversion to Christ is the first step. 3. It's for believers and non‐believers alike. Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput, OFM Cap., recently observed that the most difficult people to evangelize are the ones who think they've already been converted. So whether it's someone at Mass every Sunday, an inactive Catholic or someone for whom religion is not part of life, the New Evangelization invites all people to discover faith anew. 4. It's about a personal encounter with Jesus Christ. Before a person can share Christ with others, they must first experience Christ in their own life. The New Evangelization is about pro‐
moting a personal encounter with Christ for all people, wher‐
ever they are in their lives. Whether that means finding faith for the first time or spreading the Good News, the most au‐
thentic and effective efforts are the ones closest to Christ. 5. It's not an isolated moment, but an ongo‐
ing practice. Personal conversion and the encounter with Christ is an ongoing experi‐
ence that lasts a lifetime. Catholics are blessed to encounter their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ in the Sacraments. Catholics are called to live in a way that reflects the love of Christ. God's love is shared with our neighbors through caring for the poor and welcoming those who feel distant from God. 6. It's meant to counter secular culture. G.K. Chesterton wrote that "each generation is converted by the saint who contra‐
dicts it most." The New Evangelization responds to Western society's ongoing move away from religion by urging Catholics to enthusiastically share Christ in word and through the credi‐
ble witness of their lives. This is why Pope Benedict encourages Catholics to study the lives of the saints during the Year of Faith and learn from their example. 7. It's a priority for the Church. Blessed Pope John Paul II made it a major priority of his 26‐year pontificate. Continuing this, Pope Benedict launched the Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization in 2010 and made it the theme of the 2012 Synod of Bishops. The U.S. bishops issued a document in April, "Disciples Called to Witness: The New Evangelization," focused on welcoming inactive Catholics back to the faith. The New Evangelization has an urgency about it, an urgency for all Catholics to embrace the grace of their baptismal call and share the Good News of Jesus Christ with their family, friends and neighbors. CONCEPT OF THE LOGO The logo is composed of a square, bordered field on which a boat, symbolizing the Church, is represented as sailing on a graphically minimal representation of waves. The main mast of the boat is a cross from which sails are displayed in the form of dynamic signs which compose the trigram of Christ (IHS). The background to the sails is a sun which, associated with the tri‐
gram, refers also to the Eucharist. October 21, 2012 29th Ordinary Sunday Order your Thanksgiving Day Pies from Market Day, and help St. Ferdinand’s earn up to 45% profit in November. The more Desserts purchased the more we earn! This month receive a free Pie Car‐
rier with your $90 online purchase with promo code: NOVBONUS Please look for your November order guide in the back of the church, chapel or in your schoolchild’s family folder or visit to order today and to learn more. Order forms are due back to the school office, rectory, or chapel by Monday 10/29 or online orders due Wed. 10/31 by 11:00 pm. Sale pick up is Satur‐
day, November 3rd from 9:00 to 10:00 am in the school cafeteria. We appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you at the Market Day Sale! VIDEO CONTEST FOR CATHOLIC TEENS ANNOUNCED Prizes Totaling $17,000 to be Awarded in Year of Sunday Mass – Be a Digital Disciple Contest The Archdiocese of Chicago has an‐
nounced a video contest for Catholic teens as part of the ongoing emphasis on the Year of Sunday Mass. All Catho‐
lic high school students from Archdiocesan parishes in Cook and Lake counties are invited to show witness to their faith by creating an original, two‐minute video about the importance of Sunday Mass. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place entries. Original videos sub‐
mitted as a DVD, may be created and produced by one individual or by a team of teens who agree to share the award money. A matching award will also be given to the Catholic parish, Catholic school or Catholic Church charita‐
ble organization designated by the winners. The first prize winner and designated organization will each receive $5,000; second prize is $2,500 and third prize is $1,000. The video contest is being co‐sponsored by Mercy Home for Boys and Girls. Contest participants will be asked to participate in a small‐group reflection process called Circles of Witness for Teens, create and produce a two‐
minute video, show the video to other teens and gather feedback and submit the completed entry form and DVD to the Archdiocese. Deadline for submissions is Thursday, Janu‐
ary 10, 2013 at 5 p.m. Complete details and entry forms for the video contest are available on the Archdiocesan website, Page Six Notre Dame High School for Girls is hosting an open house for all prospective students, Thursday, October 25th, from 6‐8pm. Tour the school, meet the admissions team, and learn how an education at NDHS can benefit YOU! For more information call 773‐622‐9494. October 21, 2012 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This year, the Church's annual celebration of World Mission Sunday takes on special signifi‐
cance because it occurs during the opening weeks of the Year of Faith, while the Synod on the New Evangeli‐
zation is taking place in Rome. These three moments are intrinsi‐
cally connected because all of them are about faith: knowing our faith and sharing it so that we can bring it to bear on every society where the Church has taken root, as well as in places where Christ has yet to be proclaimed, or where faith in Him has grown cold. It is most fitting that the Sunday liturgy is the setting for our Archdiocesan celebration of World Mission Sunday, because it is participation in Sunday Mass that nourishes us, strengthens us and sends us out on mission to witness to Christ. Through the Church's proclamation of the Word of God and our reception of the Body and Blood of the Lord, we are fortified to live as mission‐
ary disciples and take up the work to which Christ calls us. Our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, has reminded us that only Christ can truly fulfill the hopes of all humanity because He alone can "heal, purify and fill all people with his presence." If others are to come to know Christ deeply, we must make "the unfathomable riches of Christ known" by bold and yet humble witness to the difference He makes in our lives. Our profound communion with Christ through our life in the Church should result in a deepening of faith that is trans‐
formed into love. The Pontifical Mission Societies support the missionary evangelization efforts that take place in 1150 dioceses throughout the world. Through their efforts the love of Christ touches the hearts of countless people in every region of the world. I commend the Pontifical Mission Societies to your prayers and ask you to be generous in your support for their missionary outreach. By participating in the missionary work of the Church, my prayer is that each of us will grow in our ability to proclaim Christ by our lives. Thank you for your concern for the missions. May the Lord abundantly bless you and those you love. Sincerely Yours in Christ, Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I. Archbishop of Chicago Page Seven 29th Ordinary Sunday October 21, 2012 TODAY!!!! 8:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m. Includes a Complete Breakfast of Pancakes, Sausages, Orange Juice Milk, Coffee or Tea (scrambled eggs for the early birds!!!) ADULTS: $6.00 CHILDREN: $4.00 SEE THE USHERS FOR TICKETS OR BUY THEM AT THE DOOR!! Kolbe House Jail Ministry Mass November 4 Kolbe House, the Jail Ministry for the Archdiocese, invites you to a Spanish/English Mass at 3 pm next Sunday, November 4, at Assumption Parish, 2434 S California, Chicago. At this Mass, we would especially like anyone who is personally af‐
fected by incarceration, a victim of crime, or anyone who wants to be part of our ministry through prayer to attend. If you are an ex‐offender or have a loved one in jail or prison, please come. If you need more information, please call Dea‐
con Pablo or Fr. Arturo at Kolbe House: 773‐247‐0070 or email Pablo at [email protected] Adult Confirmation Are you an adult who has not celebrated the sacrament of Confirmation? Adult Confirmations will be held during the spring months throughout the. Archdiocese. Preparation groups are forming now. To register or for information please telephone (312) 534‐8047 or go to www.catechesis‐ Make a date with your daughter!
Come to a Mother‐Daughter Tea! Sunday, November 4, 2012
2:30 PM to 5 PM
Catholic Charities, Vincent Hall
721 North LaSalle Street,
Chicago, IL 60610
Fee: $30 per mother and daughter $10 each additional daughter
The program…
 will explore God’s special gift of human fertility and
the beauty and wonder of growing up and becoming a
 will provide an atmosphere of love and learning to discuss the important topic of growing up.
 will establish a foundation for continued communication between parent and child.
For a registration form or information, please call Maria
Garcia at the Family Ministries Office at 312.534.8273
BULLETIN ARTICLES DEADLINE The deadline for submitting all bulletin articles is 3:00 p.m. on the previous Friday preceding the Sunday of publication. All articles can be can emailed to: [email protected] Thank you. October 21, 2012 29th Ordinary Sunday USCCB RESPONDS TO INACCURATE
October 12, 2012
WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bish-
ops (USCCB) issued the following statement, October 12.
Full text follows:
Last night, the following statement was made during the
Vice Presidential debate regarding the decision of the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to force
virtually all employers to include sterilization and contraception, including drugs that may cause abortion, in the
health insurance coverage they provide their employees:
"With regard to the assault on the Catholic Church, let me
make it absolutely clear. No religious institution—Catholic
or otherwise, including Catholic social services, Georgetown hospital, Mercy hospital, any hospital—none has to
either refer contraception, none has to pay for contraception, none has to be a vehicle to get contraception in any
insurance policy they provide. That is a fact. That is a
This is not a fact. The HHS mandate contains a narrow,
four-part exemption for certain "religious employers."
That exemption was made final in February and does not
extend to "Catholic social services, Georgetown hospital,
Mercy hospital, any hospital," or any other religious charity that offers its services to all, regardless of the faith of
those served.
HHS has proposed an additional "accommodation" for
religious organizations like these, which HHS itself describes as "non-exempt." That proposal does not even potentially relieve these organizations from the obligation "to
pay for contraception" and "to be a vehicle to get contraception." They will have to serve as a vehicle, because
they will still be forced to provide their employees with
health coverage, and that coverage will still have to include sterilization, contraception, and abortifacients. They
will have to pay for these things, because the premiums
that the organizations (and their employees) are required to
pay will still be applied, along with other funds, to cover
the cost of these drugs and surgeries.
USCCB continues to urge HHS, in the strongest possible
terms, actually to eliminate the various infringements on
religious freedom imposed by the mandate.
For more details, please see USCCB's regulatory comments filed on May 15 regarding the proposed
Monday — October 22, 2012 10:00AM — Friendship Club (Convent 2) 6:00PM — Cub Scouts (Convent 1/2/3) 6:00PM — Troop#51 (McManus Hall) 6:00PM — Chicagowskie Slowiki (Chapel) Tuesday — October 23, 2012 5:00 PM — Radosc (McManus Hall) 6:00 PM — Lednica (Chapel) Wednesday — October 24, 2012 9:30AM—Wiggles and Giggles (Gym) 2:30 PM — Jr. Legion of Mary (Convent 2) 5:00 PM — O.L. of Perpetual Help Novena (Church) 6:00PM—Cub Scouts (Convent) 6:00PM — Kropeczki (Convent 1) 6:30 PM — Legion of Mary (Small Con.) Thursday — October 25, 2012 2:30 PM — Jr. Legion of Mary Adoration (Church) 6:00PM — Girl Scouts (Convent 1/2/3) 6:00PM — Pack 3051 Committee Mtg. (Convent 5) 7:30 PM — Filareci Choir (Chapel) Friday — October 26, 2012 9:00 AM — Legion of Mary (Convent 2) 5:30PM — Zawaternik (Chapel) 6:00PM — Polsih Altar Servers Mtg (Rectory) 6:30 PM — Pilgrim Virgin (Convent 2) 7:30PM—‐Youth Group (Rectory) Saturday — October 27, 2012 8:00AM — Polish Saturday School (school) 5:00PM — Polonijny Klub Filozoficzny (Convent 1/2) 6:00 PM — AA Meeting (Convent #4) 7:00PM — Highlanders Dinner Dance (McManus) Sunday — October 28, 2012 8:30AM — School of Religion (School) 10:00AM — RCIA (School) 11:00AM—Ziarenko (Schol) 3:00PM — Baptism in English (Church) 4:00PM—Faustinum Meeting (McManus) 4:00PM — First Communion Mtg (Chapel) 6:00PM — TORCH (GYM/Cafeteria) Page Nine L
29th Ordinary Sunday October 21, 2012 WYPOMINKI
istopad to czas, kiedy więcej myślimy o naszym przemijaniu i o naszych zmarłych. Przypomina nam o tym
przyroda, gdy pożółkły liść spadając z drzewa pozostawia opuszczone konary. Przypomina nam o tym
Kościół zapraszając do szczególnej modlitwy wypominkowej za tych, co spośród nas już odeszli.
Kościół niemal od zarania swych dziejów szczególną troską modlitewną otacza zmarłych. Już w 2 Księdze
Machabejskiej (w rozdziale 12) opisana jest wartość modlitwy za zmarłych „ze względu na zmartwychwstanie”. Podczas
każdej Mszy św. Kościół modli się za wszystkich, którzy odeszli już z tego świata: „Pamiętaj także o naszych zmarłych
braciach i siostrach i o wszystkich, którzy odeszli już z tego świata. Dopuść ich do oglądania Twojej światłości” (II
Modlitwa Eucharystyczna). Błędne jest zatem i zupełnie niepoprawne potoczne określenie „dusze, o których nikt nie
pamięta, za które się nikt nie modli, które znikąd nie mają ratunku” – takich dusz nie ma.
Nasz Wielki Rodak Jan Paweł II mówił w listopadzie 2003 roku w rozważaniach na „Anioł Pański”, iż: „Modlitwa za
zmarłych jest ważną powinnością, bowiem nawet jeśli
odeszli w łasce i w przyjaźni z Bogiem, być może
potrzebują jeszcze ostatniego oczyszczenia, by dostąpić
radości nieba”.
Kościół więc nieustannie powierza w modlitwie
zmarłych, którzy należeli za życia do danej wspólnoty, a
także tych, których wiarę znał jedynie sam Bóg:
„Pamiętaj o tych, którzy odeszli z tego świata (…) oraz o
wszystkich, których wiarę jedynie Ty znałeś” (I Modlitwa
Eucharystyczna). I to tutaj właśnie po raz kolejny objawia
się to heroiczne wyznanie wiary w miłosierdzie Boże
względem zmarłych. To ono jest w stanie uratować także
takiego człowieka, który – choć według naszego
rozeznania – jest daleki od miłości Bożej, nie ma
zamkniętej drogi do życia wiekuistego w „Ojczyźnie Niebieskiej”.
Dzisiejsze wypominki, tak jak wiele zwyczajów mają początek w starożytnej liturgii. Odczytywano podczas niej tzw.
dyptyki na których zapisywano zarówno składających Ofiarę jak i tych, za których była składana. Ich odczytywanie
trwało niekiedy bardzo długo. Z czasem zastąpiły je krótsze mementa (czyli wspomnienia). Dziś pisząc imiona zmarłych
na kartkach wypominkowych, a następnie je odczytując wyrażamy wiarę, że ich imiona są zapisane w Bożej Księdze
Istotna sprawą w modlitwie za zmarłych jest przede wszystkim nasze zaangażowanie, nasza ofiara i nasz wysiłek by
w tej modlitwie uczestniczyć całym swoim sercem. Pamiętajmy, że modlitwa za zmarłych jest nie tylko naszą
powinnością, ale i obowiązkiem.
„Uczmy dzieci modlić się za zmarłych dziadków i znajomych, aby i one kiedyś potrafiły modlić się za nas, już po
naszym odejściu do Domu Ojca. Postarajmy się w gronie rodzinnym wspólnie wypełniać kartki wspominkowe,
tłumacząc przy tym więzi rodzinne (tzn. kim Oni są dla nas), a później w wyznaczonym terminie choćby raz w
listopadzie przyjdźmy gromadnie na modlitwę wspominkową”.
Taka modlitwa ma znaczenie także dla nas. Wymieniając zmarłych pokazujemy i umacniamy naszą łączność między
tymi z nas, którzy są już w niebie, przebywającymi w czyśćcu i żyjącymi na ziemi. Pamiętajmy o naszych zmarłych i
polecajmy ich Bożemu miłosierdziu w modlitwie wypominkowej.
October 21, 2012 29th Ordinary Sunday WIELKA ZABAWA JESIENNA Podhalanie i Miłośnicy Tatr pod patronatem Matki Boskiej Ludźmierskiej serdecznie zapraszają na wielką ZABAWĘ JESIENNĄ 27 października, 2012r. w sali McManus. Początek zabawy o godz. 7:00 wieczorem Cena biletu tylko $20 od osoby W cenę biletu włączona jest przekąska, kawa i ciasto. Do tańca grać będzie wspaniały zespół Casablanka. Podczas zabawy wiele niespodzinek, cenna loteria fantowa i jak zwykle gwarantowana miła atmosfera! Bar i kuchnia obficie zaopatrzona w góralskie smakołyki. Przydźciy syćka ku nom bedziy nom wesoło! Zapraszają: Zarząd Koła wraz z prezesem Tadeuszem Kulasikiem Bilety do nabycia w niedzielę po polskich mszach świętych oraz u prezesa dzwoniąc na numer 773‐715‐7605 lub sekretarki 773‐622‐4959. NABOŻEŃSTWA RÓŻAŃCOWE Zapraszamy wszystkich do udziału w nabożeństwach Różańcowych od poniedziałku do soboty godz. 7:00 wieczorem w niedziele o godz. 6:30 wieczorem. Nabożeństwa poprowadzą: 10/22 — Grupa Faustinum 10/23 — Dzieci Różańcowe 10/24 — Lektorzy 10/25 — Lednica 10/26 — Zespół Anawim 10/27 — Koła Żywego Różańca 10/28 — Kapłan 10/29 — Klub Dobrego Pasterza 10/30 — Dzieci Różańcowe 10/31 — Koła Żywego Różańca
Zapraszamy wszystkie dzieci na nabożeństwa różańcowe dla dzieci, które odbywają się w kościele w każdy wtorek i czwartek o godz. 7:00 wieczorem Page Ten PRZEZ ŚWIAT W OBRONIE ŻYCIA Peregrynacja Ikony Częstochowskiej "Od Oceanu do Oceanu" ‐ przez świat w obronie życia ‐ 23 kraje 18 tys km. Celem pielgrzymki jest wynagrodzenie za grzechy przeciwko życiu i modlitwa w intencji cywilizacji życia i miłości. Wszelkie informacje na stronie internetowej w języku polskim i angielskim MODLITWY ZA OJCZYZNĘ Krucjata Różańcowa za Ojczyznę zaprasza na wspólną modlitwę różańcową (cztery części różańca św.) w sobotę 27 października o godz. 7pm. Modlimy się o Polskę wierną Bogu, Krzyżowi i Ewangelii o wypełnienie Jasnogórskich Ślubów Narodu. ŚWIATOWA NIEDZIELA MISYJNA ‐ Dzisiaj, 21 października przypada Światowy Dzień Misyjny. „W bieżącym roku nabiera on szczególnego znaczenia, gdyż zbiega się czasowo z takimi wydarzeniami w Kościele jak: inauguracja „Roku Wiary” oraz z trwającą sesją obradującego w Rzymie Zgromadzenia Synodalnego na temat „Nowej Ewangelizacji”. Te trzy wydarzenia są ze sobą ściśle związane, ponieważ koncentrują się wokół tematu dotyczącego wiary, tzn. pogłębiania jej znajomości i jednocześnie dzielenia się nią w taki sposób, aby miała dobroczynny wpływ nie tylko tam gdzie Kościół zapuścił już korzenie, ale także w miejscach, gdzie Chrystus nie jest jeszcze głoszony i wreszcie wszędzie tam, gdzie wiara w Niego zanika”. Francis Kardynał George, O.M.I. Arcybiskup Chicago 40 DNI DLA ŻYCIA – Ruch krzewienia Duchowej Adopcji w Ameryce Północnej włącza się do Krucjaty o życie dla życia. Akcja ta polega na modlitwie, poście i pokojowym czuwaniu pod klinikami aborcyjnymi przez 40 dni i nocy w intencji ocalenia życia nienarodzonych oraz o nawrócenie ich rodziców i pracowników ośrodków medycznych w których dokonuje się aborcji. Zapraszamy pod klinikę Albany 5086 N. Elston (skrzyżowanie Elston i Cicero) 22/23 października od północy do 12 w południe (12 godzin). Zgłoszenia Jacek 773‐230‐8509. October 21, 2012 29th Ordinary Sunday Page Eleven STOWARZYSZENIE MIŁOSIERDZIA BOŻEGO FAUSTINUM zaprasza do wspólnego udziału we Mszy św. dnia 28 października o godz. 15:00 w intencji rozwoju kultu Bożego Miłosierdzia i Stowarzyszenia „Faustinum” oraz potrzebnych łask dla parafian. Przd mszą św. Koronka do Miłosierdzia Bożego. Zebranie wolontariuszy Stowarzyszenia „Faustinum” odbędzie się dnia 28 października o godz. 16:00 Serdecznie zapraszamy! 22 Październik – Dzień Liturgicznego Wspomnienia
Błogosławionego Jana Pawła II
Miłość i Ufność – Droga do nieba! Chrystus powiedział o sobie, że jest Drogą, a więc Kimś, kto daje swojemu stworzeniu początek i prowadzi do zamierzonego celu, do ziemi obiecanej. Patrząc na życie Jana Pawła II widać, że jego droga była „zadana” przez Boga. Bóg jest tym, który mimo złości człowieka potrafi na krzywych liniach pisać prosto. Jan Paweł II jest tego przykładem. Mimo złości wielu, którzy nawet źle mu życzyli, czy też chcieli zabić, Bóg w przedziwny sposób chroni i wydobywa dobro. I tak było zawsze w życiu Karola Wojtyły. Już w dziewiątym roku życia traci on ukochaną matkę, a w dwunastym brata. Kiedy miał niespełna 20 lat, umiera mu ojciec. Zostaje sierotą, bez najbliższych ludzi wokół siebie. Uczestniczy w tajnych kompletach, pracuje ciężko w kamieniołomie, ulega ciężkiemu wypadkowi. Na własnej skórze doświadcza dwóch najdramatyczniejszych w historii ludzkości ideologii: hitleryzmu i komunizmu. W warunkach kompletnej beznadziei odkrywa powołanie kapłańskie, odbywa studia i zostaje profesorem. W sposób szczególny inwestuje w młodych ludzi, których kocha, i z którymi spędza czas, jest miłośnikiem sportu. Następnie z woli Bożej zostaje biskupem, kardynałem, aby w końcu kierować Łodzią Piotrową. Dla Ewangeli okrąża kulę ziemską, jak ktoś wyliczył, przebył ponad 1,3 mln km! Pochyla się nad płaczącymi, staje w obronie uciśnionych i najuboższych. est ofiarą zamachu. Walnie przyczynia się do zerwania żelaznej kurtyny, która dzieli Europę. Pisze encykliki, wydaje katechizm, otwiera się na dialog z innymi religiami i kulturami, ogłasza Światu Wielkość Bożego Miłosierdzia i niestrudzenie pielgrzymuje, nauczając. Wprowadza Kościół w nowe – trzecie tysiąclecie. W końcowej fazie przebywa naznaczoną niezwykle wymownym cierpieniem drogę krzyżową i odchodzi w pokoju. Jan Paweł II przeszedł przez Świat jak przez most. Nie budował na nim swojego domu. Jemu chodziło o to, aby przejść. I przeszedł dobrze czyniąc. Przeszedł drogę, której celem było niebo. Jego beatyfikacja jest owocem życia przeżytego z Bogiem i w Bogu. Modlitwa Ojca Świętego – Jana Pawła II Akt żalu: Przebacz mi grzechy moje o Panie, przebacz mi moje grzechy: grzechy mojej młodości, grzechy mojej dojrzałości, grzechy mej duszy, moje grzechy lenistwa, moje ciężkie grzechy dobrowolne, grzechy, które taiłem długo, i które już uszły mej pamięci. Szczerze żałuję za każdy grzech śmiertelny i powszedni, za wszystkie grzechy od mego dzieciństwa, aż do obecnej godziny. Wiem, że moje grzechy zraniły Twoje czułe Serce, o mój Zbawicielu. Racz mnie uwolnić od więzów złego, o mój Zbawicielu, przez Twą tak gorzką Mękę. O mój Jezu daruj, i nie pamiętaj jakim byłem. Amen. October 21, 2012 29th Ordinary Sunday Page Twelve ROK WIARY szansą na odnowienie relacji z Bogiem 11.X. 2012 — 24. XI. 2013 „Od początku mojej posługi następcy Piotra przypominałem o potrzebie odnalezienia drogi wiary, aby ukazać coraz wyraźniej radość i odnowiony entuzjazm spotkania z Chrystusem” — napisał Ojciec Święty Benedykt XVI w liście apostolskim Porta fidei, zapowiadającym Rok Wiary. Papież zainaugurowal go uroczyście 11 października. Dla nas, katolików, to wielka szansa na odnowienie naszej relacji z Bogiem. Czy potrafimy ją dostrzec i z niej skorzystać? Ojciec Święty postanowił, że tego dnia, w 50. rocznicę otwarcia Soboru Watykańskiego II, który bardzo ożywił Kościół, mamy podjąć pracę nad rozwojem naszej wiary. Okrągła rocznica rozpoczęcia obrad Soboru Watykańskie‐
go II i 20 lat od wydania Katechizmu Kościoła Katolickiego to dobra okazja, by zintensyfikować tę refleksje. Rok Wiary potrwa do 24 listopada 2013 r., czyli do uroczystości Chrystusa Króla Wszechświata. W nawiązaniu do listu apostolskiego papieża Benedykta XVI Porta fidei, abp Rino Fisichella, zaznaczył, że „papieska inicjatywa ma dwa cele: z jednej strony pomóc w osobistym spotkaniu z Chrystusem, a z drugiej lepiej poznać treść wiary chrześcijańskiej, tego, w co wierzymy”. INICJATYWY ROKU WIARY
W czasie tych 14 miesięcy Roku Wiary będziemy zaproszeni do autentycznego i nowego nawrócenia, do zaangażowania na rzecz nowej ewangelizacji. Powszechnie zauważa się kryzys życia duchowego i religijnego. Trzeba ponownie odkryć i przestudiować treści wiary, które znajdują się w Piśmie Świętym, a do których komentarz dają dokumenty Soboru Watykańskiego II i które wyjaśnia Katechizm Kościoła Katolickiego. Papież zachęca też, aby ten rok rozbudził w każdym wierzącym aspirację do wyznawania wiary w jej pełni i z odnowionym przekonaniem, z ufnością i nadzieją, by bardziej celebrować wiarę w liturgii, szczególnie w Eucharystii. Te najbliższe miesiące w kontekście tematu wiary mają skłonić niewierzących do refleksji, dlaczego warto wierzyć, zachęcić „letnich” wiernych do pogłębienia więzi z Chrystusem, a zaangażowanych w wiarę pobudzić do jeszcze wiarygodniejszego świadczenia wobec bliźnich, że Bóg nas kocha i dlatego zaprasza nas do kroczenia z Nim, by w przyszłości cieszyć się radością nieba. Poprzez działania duszpasterskie Kościół będzie starał się ukazać piękno wiary, zapraszać do głębszego jej przeżywania i October 21, 2012 29th Ordinary Sunday Page Thirteen ON WISDOM, ELECTIONS, SERVICE, AND PRAYER Copyright 2012 by John B. Reynolds ([email protected])
A friend’s son’s wedding took me to the Quad Cities area this past weekend. The ceremony was nice except that the bride and groom chose a personal buddy to officiate the affair, and when the young man closed the ceremony with “By the power provided by me, I now pronounce you man and wife,” he lost me. That’s a topic for another day, however. Today I’m thinking about the upcoming election, and my thinking is prompted by both today’s Gospel and by the general intercessions I heard last Sunday at Christ the King Church in Moline, IL. That’s where I attended Mass the day after the wedding, and referencing last week’s reading from Wisdom (“I prayed, and prudence was given to me; I pleaded, and the spirit of wisdom came to me…”), the first peti‐
tion asked for guidance as we go to the polls in a few weeks that we might all cast a well‐considered vote. The lector spoke the petition clearly and the congregation responded with one voice, “Lord, hear our prayer.” Well, a prayer for voter wisdom is one thing and I wel‐
come it. But there’s another prayer that we might consider also, and I’ll ask you to join me in that petition in a minute or two. First things first, though, which brings me to this fundamental observa‐
tion: somebody is going to lose in November, and somebody is going to win. As I write these words, the 2012 vice presidential debate is already in the can as is the first of the presidential de‐
bates. By the time this column is published, the second presiden‐
tial debate will be behind us. Very soon we’ll hear from the candi‐
dates a third time, and shortly after that again, we’ll arrive at November 6th. After all the rhetoric and the fact‐checking and the polling, the votes will be in, and like I said, somebody is going to lose and somebody is going to win. Join me, then, in a prayer that our soon‐to‐be newly elected officials will govern wisely, with prudence and wisdom as the Book of Wisdom passage dictates. And what does this mean? Perhaps today’s Gospel spells it out. After James and John play their self‐promotion card and Christ chides them for it, he explains what greatness and leader‐
ship really entail. “You know that those who are recognized as rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones make their authority over them felt. But it shall not be so among you. Rather, whoever wishes to be great among you will be your servant; whoever wishes to be first among you will be the slave of all.” Per the Sunday Missalette, “Those who search after and wield power are servants to their own agenda, not God’s will. There is no place in the Kingdom of God for self‐serving, power‐
hungry, would‐be rulers. Jesus is crystal clear in his portrayal of greatness: whoever wishes to be ‘on top’ must serve the others, for this is the essence of service‐leadership.” Yes, somebody is going to lose in a few weeks, and somebody is going to win. May prudence be given to them, Father, and may the spirit of wisdom come upon them, that they may govern by service to all. St. Ferdinand Parish
Support Staff
Mrs. Dorota Gołda, Parish Secretary
Sr. Bernadetta Gościniak, Administrative Assistant
Ms. Elizabeth Ceisel-Mikowska, Bulletin Editor
Bro. Dr. James Drangsholt, Music Director
Mrs. Betty Hotcaveg, Lector Coordinator
Dcn. Irv Hotcaveg, Coordinator of Eucharistic & Ministers of Care
Ms. Jane Lohrmann, Homebound Ministers of Care Scheduler
Parish Council
Mrs. Sophie Kass—President, Mrs. Mary Bucaro, Mr. Stan Mastalerz,
Mr. Antonio Supan, Violet Del Vecchio, Tony Mangiaracina, Herbert
Marros, Elzbieta Kata, Jan Bobek
ExOfficio Members: Dr. Lucine Mastalerz , Sr. Anna Strycharz
Parish Finance Committee
Mr. Tom Bucaro-Chairperson, Fr. Jason Torba, Mrs. Mary Ann Barnhart, Mr. Gene Szaben, ExOfficio Members: Mr. Martin WojtulewiczParish Accountant, Sr. Bernadetta Gościniak, Dr. Lucine Mastalerz
Parish Organizations and Prayer Groups
Boy Scout: Mr. Vince Clemente, Coordinator
Fish Fry: Mrs. Pat Wenzl, Coordinator
Friendship Club: Mrs. Patricia Flynn, President
Girl Scout: Mrs. Joyce McGinniss, Coordinator
Knights of Columbus—Mater Christi Council:
Mr. Tom Young, Grand Knight
Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary: Jenny Hartnett
Ladies of St. Anne: Mrs. Violet DelVecchio, President
Legion of Mary: Mr. Thomas Sobczak & Miss Aurora Almeida,
Legion of Mary, Juniors: Mrs. Emma Camara, President
Irving Park Catholic Woman’s Club: Mrs. Dolores Schoewe
Market Day: Ms. Pat DelBoccio, Coordinator
Polish Altar Servers — Fr. Robert Pajor, Moderator
English 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. Bogusława Łakomy, Pres.
Radość: Miss Marzena Kulesza, Music Teacher
Kropeczki: Sr. Anna Strycharz
Zawaternik: Bernadetta i Jan Bobek
St. Ferdinand Athletic: Mrs. Linda Ward
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):
Fr. Robert Pajor—Youth Minister
The “Faustinum” Association of Apostles of the Divine Mercy:
Fr. Jason Torba, Moderator
Ushers Club: Mr. Peter Holod, President
Pro-Life Coordinators: Tony Mangiaracina, Helena Lasak
Chapel Choir – Conductor Julie Tupiak 773-742-2611
Word of Life — Dito Camara 773-344-8514
Holy Spirit Missionary Association: Sr. Elwira Dziuk
Notre Dame Athletics: Mrs. Linda Ward
Notre Dame Board of Directors: Mrs. Sue Miller & Ms. Noreen Musica
St. Ferdinand Church
5900 W. Barry Ave.
Chicago, IL 60634
St. Ferdinand Parish
Phone: (773) 622-5900
Rev. Zdzisław (Jason) Torba, Pastor
Rev. Robert Pajor, Associate Pastor
Rev. Albert Judy, OP—PT Associate Pastor
Rev. Raymond O’Connor, CMF — Weekend Help
Irwin Hotcaveg, Deacon
6:30 AM and 8:00 AM
8:00 AM and 5:00 PM (Anticipated)
8:30 AM
10:00 AM (Chapel)
12:30 PM
5:00 PM
W ciągu tygodnia
7:00 PM
7:00 AM
7:00 AM
10:15 AM
3:00 PM
7:00 PM
Monday—Saturday / od poniedziałku do soboty
6:30 PM — 7:00 PM
Saturday / Sobota
8:30 AM — 9:00 AM
First Friday of the month / Pierwszy piątek miesiąca
6:00 PM —7:30 PM
St. Ferdinand School: 773 622-3022
Dr. Lucine Mastalerz, Head of School
Notre Dame High School for Girls Office: 773-622-9494
Irene Heidelbauer—Director
Religious Education Office: 773 622-3022 ex. 352
Sr. Anna Strycharz—D.R.E.
St. Ferdinand Polish Saturday School: 773-622-3022 ex 303
Sr. Genowefa Potaczała — Principal
Christian OutReach (COR): 773 622-9732
Mrs. Lu Caravette, Director
Missionary Sisters of Christ the King - 773 889-7979
Sr. Anna Strycharz, Superior — Sr. Boguslawa Trus,
Sr. Bernadetta Gościniak, Sr. Genowefa Potaczała
For Children: a pre-Baptism class is required for Baptism of the first
child. Classes are held in English on the first Wednesday of each
month at 7:30PM in the Church, and in Polish on the last Tuesday of
each month at 7:30PM in the Church. Following registration, the
sacrament of Baptism is celebrated in English on the second Saturday
each month at 6:00PM and on the fourth Sunday of the month at the
12:30PM Mass. The sacrament of Baptism is celebrated in Polish on
the first Saturday of the month at 6:00PM and on the third Sunday of
the month at the 3:00PM Mass. Please call the rectory to register at
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 773/865-4151 for more information.
Must be arranged at least four months prior to the
ceremony. Please call the rectory.
St. Ferdinand #639
5900 Barry Avenue
Chicago, Illinois. 60634
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