st. ferdinand church april 8, 2012 easter sunday of the resurrection ...

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April 8, 2012 Palm Sunday Page ThreeRemember in PrayerAs members of the parish faith community, it is our responsibilityto remember both in concrete and spiritualways those who cannot celebrate with us each weekbecause they are ill. Those who are sick in turn, rememberall of us daily in their prayers and in their sufferings. Weexperience many blessings because of their remembering us.And so...please remember in your prayers:Irene RoweAgnes GroeperJames GruberEd ClearyStanislaw CwiekaCarl VarsolonaEleanor LoscuitoJean BiddlecomMary AyelloFlorence MagroSharon MoodyPeter GruberJoseph GruberRobert AndrewsVita PratolaLuigi AveniaAnthony R. CocoVeronica SignoLottie ChraplaViolet Del VacchioRosalie & Tom AnastosMarie LucasEdward WaytulaPat OstrowskiWilliam KeleherArlene GarciaAgnieszka CwiekaDiana KrzyzanowskiBarbara PaskoGeraldine SpanoNick PaolinoTheresa DuvalAdam ShershenJohn AntosDomonic CaltagironeBernice LutkeJean StaniszewskiEileen GrecoJeff KeiserWalter SublettRegina CiucciKiana MarconiFred BrinskelleAloysius FitzgibbonsBogdan BidasSarafina DuranWilliam NapierJosephine CocoHelen KnappLaura SchofieldDolores LewandowskiCalvin UptonJulie D’AgostinoLuna FamilyMargery JanzBaby Briana JurczykowskiSusan MilostanRobert MalekJohn GrecoMichael F. CocoMaria PratolaJody PanekBettY HotcavegA Prayer for theArmed ForcesAlmighty God, stretch forth Your mightyarm to strengthen and protect the menand women of our Armed Forces. Asthey face the myriad of challenges and decisions that eachday is destined to bring, may they be anchored by their faith,protected by Your presence and comforted by the knowledgethat they are loved by You and by this community offaith. Grant that, meeting danger with courage, and all occasionswith discipline loyalty, they may truly serve the causeof justice and peace to the honor of your holy name,through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.Daniel GuziecSPC Jeffrey FoersterS/SGT David A. Domel Jr.Capt. Scott HelminskiOur Stewardshipof TreasureDUE TO AN EARLIER BULLETINSUBMISSION TIME THE COLLECTION FORAPRIL 1 WILL BE REPORTED IN THE NEXTWEEK’S BULLETIN.Thank you for sharing your „TREASURE” withSt. Ferdinand ParishBóg zapłać!PLEASE REMEMBER ST. FERDINAND PARISHIN YOUR WILL."Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his mercyendures forever.” ‐ PSALM 118:1On this day we thank God for His Son, Jesus, who diedand arose for us. We celebrate and sing “Alleluia.” Buthow do we show our gratitude all year to the Lord whospread out His arms on the cross to save us and show usThank you!The smallest act of kindness is worthmore than the grandest intention.~ Oscar WildeIt remains our sincere hope that through word and deed, educationand example, we young and old one heritage or another,would all come to know that our care for Our Church.As a source of hope and inspiration it is our intention to publishthose names in print who have done outstanding work inthe course of the week. The names are our thank you foryour kindness and dedication:Izabela NowackiIrena GrodzikBozena MakowieckaN.N.Zofia NicponUrszula SkoczylasVigil Lights: Jadwiga WalowskiAlicja KaczmarczykJozefa SkrabanekDanuta BialasBarbara JagielskaJadwiga MaleszkoAnyone interested in helping to clean our churchis welcome to join us:Mondays at 5:00 pm and/or Fridays at 10:00 am.

April 8, 2012 Easter Sunday Page FourEaster 2012Dear Parishioners and Benefactors of St. Ferdinand Parish!The Paschal Vigil began the joyful Easter Sunday of the Resurrectionof our Lord. Once again our churches are reverberatingwith Easter songs about the Resurrected Christ. Over again we listenintently to part of the Gospel describing Christ after the Resurrection andHis appearance to the disciples. We all sense that Easter is that particularmoment when we lay our hands on the greatest mysteries of our faith.Together with the Universal Church we profess “Christ is Risen and lives.Death no longer has power over Him”.Christ in his death on the Cross confirmed that he is human, but in themystery of His Resurrection revealed he is truly God for whom anything ispossible. The source of inspiration is Christ’s victory over Satan, hell andevil. Christ is our hope, especially for what we all are experiencing rightnow, in time of s personal struggles and unknown tomorrows, but also intimes of taking advantages of new possibilities. For all that we need deepfaith. Let our presence at the Liturgy of Easter which reminds us of ourfuture, not here on Earth, but the Eternal one be an opportunity to renewand reinforce our faith.Together, with the priests and religious sisters serving our community offaith, I wish you enliven faith and deepen your bond with ResurrectedChrist. Let the paschal joy that we feel in our hearts today, be present inour daily struggles, so that with steady and firm belief we recognize thatwe all are loved and cared for by our Eternal Lord.Let the encounter with Resurrected Jesus and the amazement of new valuesin life, stay with you always. Blessed and Happy Easter to all!Fr. Jason TorbaPastor

Page Five Easter Sunday April 8, 2012Feast of Divine Mercy — Sunday, April 15, 2012Jesus asked sister Faustina that the Feast of the Divine Mercy be preceded bya Novena to Divine Mercy. “I desire that during these nine days you bring souls to the fount ofMy mercy, that they may draw there from strength and refreshment and whatever grace theyneed in the hardship of life and, especially, at the hour of death. On each day of the novena youwill bring to My heart a different group of souls and you will immerse them in this ocean of Mymercy, and I will bring all these souls into the house of My father. You will do this in this life andin the next. I will deny nothing to any soul whom you will bring to the fount of My mercy. Oneach day you will beg My Father, on the strength of My passion, for the graces for these souls."The Novena began on Good Friday and will continue through Sunday following the morningMass at 8:00AM. On Sunday, April 15 the celebration of Feast of Divine Mercy will start with12:30pm Mass in English followed by the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament then at 2:45pmEucharistic procession and will conclude with 3:00pm Mass in Polish.AThérèse of Lisieux: Our Spiritual Guide for the Easter SeasonA few years ago, Mary, a 40‐year‐old mother of two teenage sons,asked a curious question: “Shouldn’t I be able to sing ‘Alleluia, alleluia,’on Easter morning?”She continued, “I’m not referring to my vocal ability, since I’ve knownfor years that I’m not a great singer. I just wonder what I am to dowhen Easter Day dawns and I’m not able to sing ‘Alleluia’ because Ireally don’t feel the joy of Easter. Oh, for sure, in some ways I’m gladthat Lent is over and that the season of spring has arrived; I am notalways, however, in an Alleluia frame of mind or heart at this time ofyear. For that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it? I want to feel the joy ofEaster and sing ‘Alleluia.’ I really want to mean that with all of my being.”Mary has something in common with theLittle Flower. One Good Friday eveningmore than 100 years ago, a young Carmelitenun known as Sister Thérèse of theChild Jesus of the Holy Face, more commonlyknown as Thérèse of Lisieux or theLittle Flower, experienced the initial symptomsof what would eventually be diagnosedas terminal tuberculosis. WhileThérèse trusted that God’s abiding consolationwould be with her throughout her illness,it was during the ensuing Easter seasonthat Thérèse compared her actual experienceof God to that of being“surrounded by a thick fog” (The Story of a Soul, Chapter 10).Thérèse writes of these increasing feelings of darkness in these words:“During the most joyous days of Eastertide, Jesus made me feel thatthere truly are souls that don’t have faith” (Chapter 10). She continues:“When I sing of the happiness of heaven, the everlasting possession ofGod, I feel no joy because of it, because I simply sing of what I want tobelieve” (Chapter 10). Thus, Thérèse found it difficult to sing a heartfeltEaster “Alleluia” in the spring of 1896. Although Thérèse of Lisieux wasborn in 1873 and died 24 years later, her spiritual legacy lives on. Shecan serve as a valued spiritual guide for contemporary women and menPEACE THROUGH MUSIC –IN THE SPIRIT OF JOHN PAUL –CHICAGO 2012SPECIAL CONCERT IN HONOR OF THE ONE‐YEARANNIVERSARY OF THE BEATIFICATION OF POPEJOHN PAUL IIA special concert in honor of the one‐year anniversaryof the Beatification of Pope John Paul II will beheld on Monday, April 23, at Orchestra Hall inSymphony Center, 220 South Michigan Avenue, at8 p.m.The concert will feature music that Sir Gilbert Levine,often called “The Pope’s Maestro,” has chosento represent the repertoire that he performedon numerous historic occasions for Pope John PaulII at the Vatican and in major cities around theworld, including the Papal Concert to Commemoratethe Shoah (1994) and the Papal Concert ofReconciliation (2004). Performed on the programbeing presented in the spirit of unity, particularlyamong Chicago’s Catholic, Polish and Jewish communities,will be Bogurodzica, an Ancient PolishHymn, Edward T. Cone: Psalm 91 (1948), Bach:Magnificat, and Beethoven: Symphony No. 3"Eroica".The concert will be recorded for broadcast on radioand television around the world. Tickets areavailable beginning through the Symphony Centerbox office, 312‐294‐3000, or online at

April 8, 2012 Easter Sunday Page SixGOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERARY MASSThe Golden Wedding Anniversary Masswill be held on Sunday, September 23,2012, at 2:30 PM, at Holy Name Cathedral,735 North State Street, Chicago, Illinois.Couples married in 1962 interestedin attending this celebration should contacttheir parish to register.For further information call the FamilyMinistries Office at 312.534.8351 or visitthe website: Health EventsOur Lady of the Resurrection MedicalCenter will host the following healthevents. Call 877‐RES‐INFO (877‐737‐4636) to register or for more information.April 11 – Foot screenings; free.April 13 – Health Aging. Specialist talks about how‘telemedicine’ is used to treat patients.April 16 – Cataract and glaucoma screening; free.April 17 – Hearing screening; free.April 17 and 25 – Bariatric/weight loss information session;April 23 – Blood pressure screening; free.April 25 – Pacemaker/cardiac device support group; free.April 26 – Arthritis support group; free.April 26 – Telemedicine‐Advancing Healthcare for You. Lectureon how this technology is used to treat patients; free.Know someone with drug or alcohol issues? For help, callNew Vision, 773‐794‐8483.Know someone with pelvic pain? For help, call the PelvicPain Clinic, 773‐527‐5839.2012 Evening of Tribute Awards DinnerApril 19The University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminarywill be holding their Annual Evening of Tribute AwardsDinner on Thursday, April 19th at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel& Towers beginning at 5:30 p.m. This year we will behonoring Michael and Jackie Winn with the 2012 FrancisCardinal George "Christo Gloria" Award and ReverendRobert E. Barron with the 2012 Joseph Cardinal Bernardin"As Those Who Serve" Award. All proceeds go to the "HolyLand Study Pilgrimage" and other seminary needs.For further information, or for an invitation, call (847) 970‐4830 or email or visit our OF CHRISTIAN FUNERALSYour Life As A Sacred And Eternal GiftTo Those You LoveThe Knights of Columbus MaterChristi Council invites you to hearDeacon Glenn Tylutki CCCE, OutreachCoordinator Cemetery Services fromthe Catholic Cemeteries Archdioceseof Chicago as he talks about the Orderof Christian Funerals. This 45minute presentation covers Vigil,Funeral and Committal and someinteresting facts about CatholicCemeteries Archdiocese of Chicago. The program will beheld on Thursday, April 19 th at 7:00 PM in McManus Hall. Ifyou asked ten Catholics about our church’s teaching in theseareas, chances are you would get ten different answers.Now you will have a chance to hear some very importantfacts that you will want to share with your family. This is oneof those programs that you might want to have your adultchildren attend with you. This program is being hosted complimentsof the Knights of Columbus Mater Christi Counciland refreshments will be served.Deacon Glenn Tylutki is a graduate of St. Ferdinand GrammarSchool. Hopefully some of his classmates will be present towelcome him. For additional information contact DeaconGlenn at (708) 236‐5441.Planning for Year of Sunday Mass July 2012 to June 2013We want to hear from people of all ages throughout theArchdiocese about why Sunday Mass is importantpersonally and for thecommunity. Tell us yourstories and your thoughtsabout Sunday Mass and anysuggestions you have abouthow to reach Catholics whorarely or infrequently cometo Mass. Simply click on View Points – What About SundayMass? on the front page of the website, and share your point of view.LADIES OF ST. ANNEThe General meeting of St. Ferdinand Ladies of St. Annewill be held on Wednesday, April 18 t 11:30AM at St. FerdinandConvent, 5936 W. Barry Ave. This will also be outCARD AND BUNCO PARTY. The tickets will be $4.00 perperson. So for a fun times, please come and bring afriend, the more the merrier. All are welcome.Please note: Coffee and dessert will be served. This isnot a luncheon.

Page Seven Easter Sunday April 8, 2012SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 20128:00 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.ST. FERDINAND CHURCH3131 N. MASONSCHOOL HALLSADULTS: $6.00CHILDREN: $4.00Includes a Complete Breakfast of Pancakes, Sausages,Orange Juice, Milk, Coffee or Tea(also, scrambled eggs for the early birds!)SEE THE USHERS FOR TICKETS OR BUY THEM AT THE DOOR!!For more details call Ushers:Peter Holod: 773‐745‐1708Jeff Aloisio 773‐685‐8398Ben Kass 708‐452‐655914

April 8, 2012 Easter Sunday Page EightCHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTHApril is national ChildAbuse Prevention Month.It is most appropriate thatChild Abuse PreventionMonth is held during theEaster season. There is nobetter time than Easter tocelebrate the protection ofone of our most valuablegift from God – our children. Easter blessings to all children inour homes, schools, parish programs, community and aroundthe world! Office for the Protection of Children & Youth312.534.5254 LEADERSHIP PROGRAM:CALLED & GIFTED 2012–2013Are you seeking in‐depth knowledge of theCatholic faith? Take classes with top scholars and Archdiocesan leaders Study the Scriptures, History, and Doctrine of the Church Pray, reflect, and integrate at retreats and formationdaysInformation Nights:Wed., April 18, 2012 Saint Xavier University7:00PM Andrew Conference Center, 1013700 West 103rd StreetChicago, IL 60655Wed., April 25, 2012 University of St. Mary of the Lake7:00PM Prist Center (201P)1000 East Maple AvenueMundelein, IL 60060Contact Katarzyna Kasiarz, M.A., Associate Director, Institutefor Lay Formation, 847‐837‐4552 or“God’s Plan for Growing Up”Make a date with your daughter!Come to a Mother‐Daughter Tea!Sunday, April 29, 20122:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.Catholic Charities, Vincent Hall, 721 N. LaSalle, Chicago, ILFee: $30 per mother and daughter ‐ $10 each additionaldaughterThe program…will explore God’s special gift of human fertility and thebeauty and wonder of growing up and becoming awoman.will provide an atmosphere of love and learning to discussthe important topic of growing up.will establish a foundation for continued communicationbetween parent and child.For a registration form or information, call Maria Garcia atthe Family Ministries Office at 312.543.8273.THE WEEK ATST. FERDINAND PARISHMonday — April 9, 201210:00AM — Friendship Club (Convent 2)6:00PM — Cub Scouts (Convent 1/2/3)6:00PM — Troop #51 (McManus Hall)6:00PM — Chicagowskie Slowiki (Chapel)Tuesday — April 10, 201210:00AM — Christopher House (Convent 1/2/3/)5:00pm — Radosc—McManus Hall6:00PM— Lednica (Chapel)7:30PM — APC Deanery Mtg (Rectory)Wednesday — April 11, 20129:30AM — Wiggles and Giggles (Gym)12:00PM — Ladies of St. Anne BD Mtg (Rectory)2:30 PM —Jr. Legion of Mary (Convent 2)5:00 PM — OL of Perpetual Help Novena (Church)5:30 PM — Zawaternik (McManus + Chapel)6:00PM — Cub Scouts (Convent 2/3)6:00PM — Kropeczki (Convent 1)6:30 PM — Legion of Mary (Small Convent)Thursday — April 12, 20122:30PM — Jr. Legion of Mary Adoration (Church)5:30PM — Radosc (Convent 4)6:00PM— Girl Scouts (Convent 1/2/3)6:00PM — Pack 3051 (McManus Hall)7:30PM — Filareci Choir (Chapel)Friday — April 13, 0129:00AM — Legion of Mary (Convent 2)6:30 PM — Pilgrim Virgin (Convent 2)6:30PM — Polish Altar Servers (Rectory)7:30PM — Ushers Meeting (McManus Hall)7:30PM — Youth Group (Rectory)Saturday — April 14, 20128:00AM — Polish Saturday School5:00PM — POlonia Dance (McManus)6:00PM— AA Meeting (Convent 4)Sunday — April 15, , 20128:30AM— School of Religion (School)10:00AM — Scouts Pinewood Derby (McManus)3:00PM — Baptism in Polish (Church)6:00PM — TORCH

Page Nine Easter Sunday April 8, 2012Wielkanoc, 2012Drodzy Parafianie i Dobrodzieje parafii Św. Ferdynanda!Wigilią Paschalną rozpoczęliśmy kolejne Święta Wielkanocne. Znów wnaszych kościołach rozbrzmiewają pieśni mówiące o Zmartwychwstaniu Chrystusa Pana. Poraz kolejny wsłuchujemy się we fragmenty Ewangelii mówiące o Jezusie, który po śmierciżyje i ukazuje się swoim uczniom.Wszyscy odczuwamy, że właśnie w te Święta dotykamy największych tajemnic naszej wiary.Wraz z Kościołem na całym świecie wyznajemy, że „Jezus Zmartwychwstał i żyje. Śmierć niema nad Nim już władzy”.Chrystus w śmierci na krzyżu potwierdził, że jest prawdziwie człowiekiem, a w tajemnicyZmartwychwstania objawił się Bogiem, dla którego wszystko jest możliwe. Zwyciężyłbowiem śmierć, pokonał szatana, przemógł bramy piekielne i wszelkie zło.Zmartwychwstały Chrystus jest naszą nadzieją, szczególnie na czasy, które przeżywamy,czasy zmagań z nowymi trudnościami i niepwnością o jutro, a równocześnie czasy walki owykorzystanie nowych możliwości. Do tego potrzebna jest głęboka wiara. Niech udział wliturgii tych najważniejszych Świąt, przypominających nam o naszej przyszłości, i to nie tylkotej ziemskiej, ale wiecznej będzie okazją do odnowienia i umocnienia naszej wiary.Drodzy! Życzę Wam razem z księżmi i siostrami posługującymi w naszej wspólnocie, wiaryżywej i takiego przylgnięcia do Zmartwychwstałego Pana, by z Niego na każdego z Wasspłynęły moce łaski, nadziei oraz tej wewnętrznej siły do przezwyciężania codziennychtrudności, jakie stawia prze nami rzeczywistość dnia powszedniego.Pokój i łaska Zmartwychwstałego niech towarzyszy wszystkim Waszym codziennympoczynianiom.Ks. Zdzislaw TorbaProboszcz

April 8, 2012 Easter Sunday Page TenNOWENNA DO MIŁOSIERDZIA BOŻEGONowennę rozpoczniemy zaraz po Liturgii WielkiegoPiątku przed Grobem Pańskim: w Wielką Sobotę w czasie czuwania grupy „Faustinum” o godzinie 5:00 rano; w Niedzielę Zmartwychwstania przed Mszą Św. Rezurekcyjną o godzinie 5:30 rano; od Poniedziałku Wielkanocnego do piątku po Mszy św. o godz. 7:00 wieczorem. w sobotę po Mszy św. o godz. 7:00 rano przed uroczystością Święta Miłosierdzia Bożego wsobotę wieczorem (14 kwietnia) od godz. 7:00 – 9:00 Nabożeństwo przygotowujące.Święto Miłosierdzia Bożego rozpoczniemy Mszą św. w języku angielskim o 12:30 po południu,następnie wystawienie Najświętszego Sakramentu i Nabożeństwo do Miłosierdzia Bożego w j.angieslkim i polskim. Święto Miłosierdzia Bożego zakończymy Mszą św. o godzinie 3:00 popołudniu w języku polskim. Po Mszy św. o godzinie 4:00 po południu zostanie wyświetlony film„Faustyna” w sali parafialnej.ŚWIĘTO BOŻEGO MIŁOSIERDZIAZBLIŻ SIĘ DO ŹRÓDŁA MIŁOSIERDZIAŚwięto Miłosierdzia ma najwyższą rangę wśród wszystkich postaci kultu do Miłosierdzia Bożego.Po raz pierwszy o ustanowieniu tego święta mówił Pan Jezus w Płocku w 1931 roku, gdy przekazywał swą wolę co dopowstania obrazu: Ja pragnę, aby było Miłosierdzia święto. Chcę, aby ten obraz, który wymalujesz pędzlem, był uroczyściepoświęcony w pierwszą niedzielę po Wielkanocy, ta niedziela ma być świętem Miłosierdzia (Dz. 49). Przygotowaniem dotego święta jest nowenna, która rozpoczyna się w Wielki Piątek.Święto jest nie tylko dniem szczególnego uwielbienia Boga w tajemnicy miłosierdzia, ale także czasem łaski dla wszystkichludzi. Pragnę – powiedział Pan Jezus – aby święto Miłosierdzia było ucieczką i schronieniem dla wszystkich dusz, aszczególnie dla biednych grzeszników (Dz.699).Dusze giną mimo mojej gorzkiej męki. Daję im ostatnią deskę ratunku, to jest świętoMiłosierdzia mojego. Jeżeli nie uwielbią miłosierdzia mojego, zginą na wieki.Sekretarko mojego miłosierdzia, pisz, mów duszomo tym wielkim miłosierdziu moim,bo blisko jest dzień straszliwy, dzień mojej sprawiedliwości (Dz. 965).Wielkość tego święta mierzy się miarą niezwykłych obietnic, jakie Pan Jezus z nim związał. Kto wtym dniu przystąpi do Źródla Życia – powiedział Pan Jezus – ten dostąpi zupełnego odpuszczeniawin i kar (Dz. 300).Odpuszczenie win i kar jest łaską wyjątkową – podobną do tej, jaką przynosi sakrament chrztuświętego. Pan Jezus związał łaskę odpuszczenia wszystkich win i kar z Komunią świętą, przyjętą wŚwięto Miłosierdzia i pod tym względem podniósł ją do rzędu „drugiego chrztu.”Aby skorzystać z tego wielkiego daru, trzeba wypełnić warunki nabożeństwa do MiłosierdziaBożego (ufność w dobroć Boga i czynna miłość bliźniego) oraz być w stanie łaski uświęcającej(po spowiedzi świętej) i godnie przyjąć wspomnianą już Komunię świętą.Pan Jezus powiedział: w dniu tym otwarte są wnętrzności miołsierdzia mego, wylewam całemorze łask na dusze, które się zbliżą do źródła miłosierdzia mojego; (...) niech się nie lęka zbliżyć do mnie żadna dusza,chociażby grzechy jej były jako szkarłat (Dz. 699).Wszyscy ludzie, nawet Ci, którzy dotąd nigdy nie mieli nabożeństwa do Miłosierdzia, czy też grzesznicy, którzy nawracają siędopiero w dzień tego święta – mogą uczestniczyć we wszystkich łaskach, jakie Jezus na to święto przygotował ( a w tym dniuPan Jezus udziela przeogromnych łask i darów).Siostra Faustyna w „Dzienniczku” opisuje widzenie, którego doświadczyła podczas Święta Miłosierdzia w 1935 roku: „...kiedysię kończyło nabożeństwo i kapłan wziął Przenajświętszy Sakrament, by pobłogosławić wiernych, wtem ujrzałam Pana Jezusa wtakiej postaci, jako jest na tym obrazie. Udzielił Pan błogosławieństwa i promienie te rozeszły się na cały świat (...). Wtemusłyszałam głos: Święto to wyszło z wnętrzności miłosierdzia mojego i jest zatwierdzone w głębokościach zmiłowań moich.Wszelka dusza wierząca i ufająca miłosierdziu mojemu dostąpi go (Dz. 420).”JEZU UFAM TOBIE !!!Faustinum

April 8, 2012 Easter Sunday Page TwelveNIEDZIELA — 22 KWIETNIA, 20128:00AM — 1:00PMKościól św. Ferdynanda(Szkolna kafeteria)3131 N. MasonBilety:Dorośli: $6.00Dzieci: $4.00W zestawie śniadaniowym: racuchy (pancakes), kiełbaskiśniadaniowe, sok pomarańczowy, mleko, kawa lub herbata(dla rannych ptaszków: jajecznica)BILETY W SPRZEDAŻY U P. MARSZAŁKÓW LUB PRZY WEJŚCIU NA SALĘPo więcej informacji prosimy dzwonić do:Peter Holod: 773‐745‐1708Jeff Aloisio 773‐685‐8398Ben Kass 708‐452‐655914

April 8, 2012 Easter Sunday Page ThirteenON A STORY, THE STORY, AND EASTER (A FIFTY‐FIVE WORD LOVE STORY)Copyright 2012 by John B. Reynolds ( I’m taking a creative writing class these days at theNewberry Library. As I mentioned here not long ago, my wifesigned me up for the eight‐week session as a Valentine’s Day gift (Itold her a couple of years back that I’d like to try my hand at fictionsomeday, and now she’s called my hand). All writing is creativewriting, certainly, as two friends reminded me when I was fictionfrettingbefore the class began, and the Newberry class is not afiction‐writing class per se, but like Gail in her thoughtful giftgiving,I see this as an opportunity for me to stretch my personalessay wings. Heck. I need to see if I can even get my feet off theground in this brave new genre/world.The good news is, I have a story in mind. Yeah. It’s aboutan adulterous workaholic who dies on the table following a caraccident, learns a few things about death‐‐and life‐‐during a guardianangel‐guided, Dante‐esque tour of heaven, purgatory, and hell,and ultimately is brought back into this world, changed. The badnews is, I have no idea how to write it. Oh, I can write. On my gooddays, anyway. After all, I’ve written two non‐fiction books (one waseven published), and countless essays and poems. Additionally,this weekly column is now in its sixteenth year. But I’ve never hadto‐‐you know‐‐make things up. I just retell stories that have alreadyhappened. Write fiction? Scary.But, of course, that’s where the class comes in. My instructor’sname is Brooke Bergan, and with an MA and a PhD increative writing from UIC and serious publication cred, she knowsof what she speaks. She’s given me some solid advice already onmy own work, and I’m also learning from the feedback she givesmy classmates, writerly souls all who know the thrill‐‐and agony‐‐ofthe blank page. This past week in class she drew a triangle on theboard and discussed the “arc of the story,” explaining that all goodstories begin with an inciting incident or series of incidents thatlead to a climax and a turning point/resolution. This made me thinkof the greatest story ever told (with or without the movie), andhere we are, a few days later, at the empty tomb.I speculated right there in class that the inciting incidentof the Jesus story might be Christ’s birth, the climax, the cross, andthe turning point, the Resurrection. But as I was pondering this,Brooke shifted gears and introduced the idea of writing love storiesin fifty‐five words or less. I’ve never heard of this before, but Iguess it’s a big thing in creative writing circles. Hmmmm. I havechapters and chapters unwritten in getting my protagonist throughthe afterlife and back to the here‐and‐now, but if you’re interested,I’ve got a much shorter piece in the meantime, entitled(fittingly), Fifty‐Five Word Love Story. Per the prophet, “The virginshall be with child…” Jesus grew in wisdom, speaking of love in hisFather’s house, living love out in the world. Troubling stuff, apparently.“Crucify him!” the crowds shouted. He took the nails, but lifeprevailed. “I make all things new,” he said. And by God, he did.Happy Easter.Support StaffMrs. Dorota Gołda, Parish SecretarySr. Bernadetta Gościniak, Administrative AssistantMs. Elizabeth Ceisel-Mikowska, Bulletin EditorLiturgicalMrs. Betty Hotcaveg, Lector CoordinatorDeacon Irv Hotcaveg, Coordinator of Eucharistic Ministers &Ministers of CareMs. Jane Lohrmann, Homebound Ministers of Care SchedulerParish CouncilMrs. Sophie Kass—President, Mrs. Mary Bucaro, Mr. Stan Mastalerz,Mr. Antonio Supan, Violet Del Vecchio, Tony Mangiaracina, HerbertMarros, Elzbieta Kata, Jan Bobek, and Rob Heidelbauer .ExOfficio Members: Dr. Lucine Mastalerz , Sr. Anna StrycharzParish Finance CommitteeMr. Tom Bucaro-Chairperson, Fr. Jason Torba, Mrs. Mary Ann Barnhart,Mr. Gene Szaben, ExOfficio Members: Mr. Martin Wojtulewicz-Parish Accountant, Sr. Bernadetta Gościniak, Dr. Lucine MastalerzParish Organizations and Prayer GroupsBoy Scout: Mr. Vince Clemente, CoordinatorFish Fry: Mrs. Pat Wenzl, CoordinatorFriendship Club: Mrs. Patricia Flynn, PresidentGirl Scout: Mrs. Joyce McGinniss, CoordinatorKnights of Columbus—Mater Christi Council:Mr. Tom Young, Grand KnightKnights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary: Jenny HartnettLadies of St. Anne: Mrs. Violet DelVecchio, PresidentSt. Ferdinand ParishLegion of Mary: Mr. Thomas Sobczak & Miss Aurora Almeida,Co-PresidentsLegion of Mary, Juniors: Mrs. Emma Camara, PresidentIrving Park Catholic Woman’s Club: Mrs. Dolores SchoeweMarket Day: Mrs. Connie Glorioso, CoordinatorPolish Altar Servers — Fr. Michael Rosa, ModeratorEnglish Altar Servers: Fr. Robert Pajor, ModeratorPolish Club of the Good Shepherd: Mr. Andrzej Parada, PresidentPolish Rosary Group: Mrs. Helena Lesak, PresidentPolish Saturday School: Sr. Genowefa Potaczała, DirectorPolish School Parents’ Assn.: Mrs. Władysława Mitoraj, Pres.Radość: Miss Marzena Kulesza, Music TeacherKropeczki: Sr. Anna StrycharzZawaternik: Bernadetta i Jan BobekSt. Ferdinand Athletic: Mrs. Linda WardSt. Ferdinand Polish Highlanders Club:Mr. Tadeusz Kulasik, PresidentSt. Ferdinand School Board:Mrs. Mary Ann Barnhart, ChairpersonSt. Vincent DePaul Society: Mr. Stanley Mastalerz, PresidentTeens of Our Church (TORCH):Fr. Michael Rosa—Youth MinisterThe “Faustinum” Association of Apostles of the Divine Mercy:Fr. Jason Torba, ModeratorUshers Club: Mr. Peter Holod, PresidentPro-Life Coordinators: Tony Mangiaracina, Helena LasakChapel Choir – Conductor Julie Kania 773-742-2611Word of Life — Dito Camara 773-344-8514Holy Spirit Missionary Association: Sr. Elwira DziukNotre Dame Athletics: Mr. Nicholas MarzecNotre Dame Board of Directors: Mrs. Dia Weil, Chairperson

St. Ferdinand Church5900 W. Barry Ave.Chicago, IL 60634Phone: (773) 622-5900St. Ferdinand Parishwww.saintferdinand.orgRev. Zdzisław (Jason) Torba, PastorRev. Robert Pajor, Associate PastorRev. Michał (Michael) Rosa, Associate PastorRev. Albert Judy, OP—PT Associate PastorRev. Raymond O’Connor, CMF — Weekend HelpIrwin Hotcaveg, DeaconRonald Weiner, DeaconENGLISHMASS TIMESPOLISHWeekdaysW ciągu tygodnia6:30 AM and 8:00 AM 7:00 PMSaturdaysSobota8:00 AM and 5:00 PM (Anticipated) 7:00 AMSundaysNiedziela8:30 AM 7:00 AM10:00 AM (Chapel) 10:15 AM12:30 PM 3:00 PM5:00 PM 7:00 PMRECONCILIATION / SPOWIEDŹ ŚWIĘTAMonday—Saturday / od poniedziałku do soboty6:30 PM — 7:00 PMSaturday / Sobota8:30 AM — 9:00 AMFirst Friday of the month / Pierwszy piątek miesiąca6:00 PM —7:30 PMSt. Ferdinand School: 773 622-3022Dr. Lucine Mastalerz, Head of SchoolNotre Dame High School for Girls Office: 773-622-9494Irene Heidelbauer—PrincipalReligious Education Office: 773 622-3022 ex. 352Sr. Anna Strycharz—D.R.E.St. Ferdinand Polish Saturday School: 773-622-3022 ex 303Sr. Genowefa Potaczała — PrincipalChristian OutReach (COR): 773 622-9732Mrs. Lu Caravette, DirectorMissionary Sisters of Christ the King - 773 889-7979Sr. Anna Strycharz, Superior — Sr. Boguslawa Trus,Sr. Bernadetta Gościniak, Sr. Genowefa PotaczałaBAPTISM:For Children: a pre-Baptism class is required for Baptism of the firstchild. Classes are held in English on the first Wednesday of eachmonth at 7:30PM in the Church, and in Polish on the last Tuesday ofeach month at 7:30PM in the Church. Following registration, thesacrament of Baptism is celebrated in English on the second Saturdayeach month at 6:00PM and on the fourth Sunday of the month at the12:30PM Mass. The sacrament of Baptism is celebrated in Polish onthe first Saturday of the month at 6:00PM and on the third Sunday ofthe month at the 3:00PM Mass. Please call the rectory to register at773/622-5900.For Adults: Classes are taught through the Rite of Christian InitiationProgram (RCIA) on Sunday mornings at 10:00AM. Please call StanMastalerz, the RCIA Director at 773/865-4151 for more information.MARRIAGES:Must be arranged at least four months prior to theceremony. Please call the rectory.

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