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ST. FERDINAND CHURCHRECTORY: 5900 W. BARRY AVENUECHICAGO, IL 60634(773) 622-5900JANUARY 9, 2011THE FEAST OF THE BAPTISMOF THE LORDPhoto by Romuald Gluch


Page Two The Baptism of the Lord January 9, 2011Mass IntentionsMONDAY — January 10, 20116:30 PM – Rose and Ann Coco rq. Children8:00 AM – Vinzenz & Elisabeth Ulbricht rq. JamesGruber and Family7:00 PM – Mass in PolishTUESDAY — January 11, 20116:30 AM – God’s blessings for David and his Family rq.Zofia8:00 AM – People of St. Ferdinand7:00 PM – Mass in PolishWEDNESDAY — January 12, 20116:30 AM – Mass in English8:00 AM – Lillian Grisanti rq. Thomas and JosephineHeavey7:00 PM – Mass in PolishTHURSDAY— January 13, 20116:30 AM – Mass in English8:00 AM – Tadeusz Gosciniak 1 st . Anniversaryrq. Parish Staff7:00 PM – Mass in PolishFRIDAY — January 14, 20116:30 AM – Mass in English8:00 AM – Recovery of Health for Anthony R. Coco7:00 PM – Mass in PolishSATURDAY — January 15, 20117:00 AM – Mass in Polish8:00 AM – People of St. Ferdinand5:00 PM – Benjamin Macandog Sr. Friend &daughter –in – lawSUNDAY — January 16, 20117:00 AM – Grzegorz Lipiszko8:30 AM – Fernando Austria rq. Terry Austria10:00 AM – Barbara Pesko rq. Rodriguez Family10:15 AM – dziękczynna za otrzymane łaski z prośbąo dalsze Boże błogosławieństwo dlaKrystyny i Andrzeja Parada z okazji 35rocznicy ślubu12:30 PM – People of St. Ferdinand3:00 PM – Mass in Polish5:00 PM – Helena Mazurek 1 st . Anniversary & WiktorMazurek rq. Kazimierz Mazurek with Family7:00 PM – Mass in PolishThe sanctuary lampsthis week are lit for: Rose and Ann Coco Deceased Members ofSikon FamilyMarriage BannsSecond:Arkadiusz Kasza and Barbara KosekFirst:Grzegorz Wacnik and Elzbieta SieminskaWe Welcome in BaptismClaudia, daughter of Edward and Racquel (Musni)ClementeRest in PeacePlease remember to pray for the souls of all ourfaithful departed, especially:Richard S. ClearyMarie Ester NavarroPARISH BULLETIN NOTICESAll notices for the bulletin are requested be in therectory office NO LATER than 3:00PM each Friday,a week before the NEXT Sunday bulletin releasedate. You may bring your notices to the rectoryin an envelope labeled “Bulletin”; you may faxto 773/622-5903 or you may e-mail to:bulletin@saintferdinand.org. Thank you!


January 9, 2011 The Baptism of the Lord Page ThreeRemember in PrayerAs members of the parish faith community, it is ourresponsibility to remember both in concrete andspiritual ways those who cannot celebrate with useach week because they are ill. Those who are sick inturn, remember all of us daily in their prayers and in theirsufferings. We experience many blessings because oftheir remembering us. And so...please remember in yourprayers:Irene RoweAgnes GroeperJames GruberEd ClearyStanislaw CwiekaBaby Abigail GerhardCarl VarsolonaEleanor LoscuitoJean BiddlecomMary AyelloFlorence MagroSharon MoodyPeter GruberJoseph GruberRobert AndrewsJohn DuffLuke MascardiniVita PratolaLuigi AveniaAnthony R. CocoVeronica SignoBaby Gavin KolensLottie ChraplaViolet Del VacchioRosalie & Tom AnastosLeslie May O’BrienMarie LucasEdward WaytulaFrank GrecoPat OstrowskiWilliam KeleherJody PanekArlene GarciaAgnieszka CwiekaFlorence DrexlerDiana KrzyzanowskiMichael AloisioBarbara PaskoMaria FalboGeraldine SpanoNick PaolinoLisa CibulskisEleanor BucaroTheresa DuvalAdam ShershenMarcey IwanskiA Prayer for the Armed ForcesAlmighty God, stretch forth Yourmighty arm to strengthen and protectthe men and women of ourArmed Forces. As they face themyriad of challenges and decisionsthat each day is destined to bring, may they be anchoredby their faith, protected by Your presence and comfortedby the knowledge that they are loved by You andby this community of faith. Grant that, meeting dangerwith courage, and all occasions with discipline loyalty,they may truly serve the cause of justice and peace tothe honor of your holy name, through Jesus Christ ourLord. Amen.Daniel GuziecSPC Jeffrey FoersterRobert PeregrinoS/SGT David A. Domel Jr.Our Stewardshipof TreasureSunday, December 26, 2010Envelopes — $6,138.61Loose Cash — $3,808.00Total: $9,946.61CHRISTMAS: $36, 335New Year: $5,571Sunday, January 2, 2011Envelopes — $7,034.00Loose Cash — $3,032.00Total: $10,066.00Thank you to all who give their sharein supporting our parish!Thank you!The smallest act of kindness is worthmore than the grandest intention.~ Oscar WildeTHANK YOU to the following dedicated parishioners fortheir help with our church decoration and beautificationfor Christmas. Please know that we are deeply grateful foryour dedication. May God bless you!Norbert GarczynskiMaciej Sarota – RaczekPiotr DerezinskiAdam BolozKamil BolozJacek BolozZosia KassGreg ArchibaldZosia NicponHalina SekulaTadeusz KozakMarek BerentStanislaw CiszekLeszek LadzinskiAdam StrzepkaMichal NapieralaSincere THANK YOU to the following dedicatedparshioners for their time to keep our church clean. Thenames below are our way to thank you for yourkindness and dependability. God bless you!Tadeusz KozakAndrzej WojciechowskiAlicja KaczmarczykJadwiga MaleszkoBarbara JagielskaCarol MarinoZofia NicponIzabela NowackiVigil Lights: Jadwiga Walowski


January 9, 2011 The Baptism of the Lord Page Four9th January 2011 Baptism of the LordJesus' baptism was a defining moment. Immersed in the water of the Jordan, he embraced his vocation. In Jesus'baptism we are brought into the very heart of two profound mysteries of our faith: firstly, the depth of Jesus'identification with the human race and, secondly, a revelation of the triune God. God wants us to marvel at hisplan of salvation. Today's Gospel can help us do just that.The baptism Jesus received was one of repentance (Mark 1:4), which is whyJohn tried to deter him (Matt. 3:14). He who had no sin had no need to repent.We cannot really understand what it would be like to be sinless. To befree of pride, jealousy, self-seeking and all the other pervasive drives at workwithin the heart is something we cannot know. In fact, there is a human tendencythat means that once conscious of any moral or spiritual strength weseek to elevate ourselves above our fellow human beings, thus leading usagain to sin (cf. Luke 18:11-12).God's love for us, however, is revealed fey his desire to identify with us inour sinfulness. We may forget what an amazing concept this is. Imaginesomeone languishing on death row, guilty of a heinous crime. The wheelsare in motion to carry out the death penalty, but an innocent man steps forwardand offers to take their place. Such a notion is shocking. It offends oursense of natural justice. The point is, this isn't about natural justice, but God'sjustice, in which love and mercy triumph over judgement.We mustn't think that our God doesn't understand the burden of our nature.Jesus became like us in every way except sin. He lived in obedience to hisFather and through the power of the Holy Spirit he was able to resist temptation and overcome the evil one. Wetoo have received the Holy Spirit. We too can live life in obedience to our heavenly Father and resist and overcomesin. The God we believe in is not a remote deity but the living God who is the Father of our Lord JesusChrist, the Holy Spirit our Counsellor and Comforter, and the Lord Jesus our Brother, Saviour and Redeemer.'The Spirit of God descended on Jesus and anointed him,as he had promised in the prophets,so that we might draw on the fullness of his anointing and so be saved.'(St Irenaeus)We live in this world where God is not so manifest as tangible things are but can be sought and found only whenthe heart sets out on the “exodus” from “Egypt”. It is in this world that be are obliged to resist the delusions offalse philosophies and to recognize that we do not live by bread alone but first and foremost obedience to God’sword. Only when this obedience to God’s word is put into practice does the attitude develop that is also capableof providing bread for all.Obedience to God’s word is very necessary. At the beginning of this year too many Catholics believe that theTen Commandments are now the Ten Suggestions, and we could probably carve off a few of those suggestionsso we won’t be bothered with the Ten Commandments. Christ lived according to those Ten Commandments andif we confidently follow Him, we too live those Ten Commandments.


Page Five The Baptism of the Lord January 9,National Vocations Awareness Week will be celebrated January 9-15, 2011.Please pray for all those who are being called to the priesthood and consecrated life. Maythey be inspired by Jesus Christ and respond generously to God’s gift of a vocation."Let us pray that the seeds of the vocation that God sows in the hearts of the faithful will mature and bear fruits..."— Pope Benedict XVIPrayer for VocationsGod our Father, we thank you for calling men andwomen to serve in your Son’s Kingdom as priests, deacons,religious, and consecrated persons. Send yourHoly Spirit to help us respond generously and courageouslyto your call. May our community of faith supportvocations of sacrificial love in our youth. We askthis through our Lord Jesus Christ, who lives and reignswith you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever andever. Amen.“You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” Have you heard God calling or speaking tenderly toyour heart with the invitation towards the priesthood or religious life? For more information about the priesthoodcontact Fr. Brian Welter at bwelter@archchicago.org or 312-534-8298. For more information about the religiouslife contact Sr. Elyse Ramirez, OP at 312-534-5240 or at eramirez@archchicago.org. See our website atwww.ChicagoPriest.com.


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Page Seven The Baptism of the Lord January 9, 2011AROUND ARCHDIOCESESt. Rita High School Winter Fest: Jan. 29, 6:30p.m.-midnight, for ages 21 and older, dinner, silentauction, entertainment, fourparties in one, $40/personprepaid, $50/at door, $30/age 62 or older, at theschool, 7740 S. Western, RSVP to (773) 925-6600.Little Company of Mary Hospital: Crystal Heartdinner-dance, Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m., presentation of Ven.Mary Potter Humanitarian Award to Thomas Taff;presentation of Sr. Nancy Boyle Award for Excellenceto Salli Lizcano, music by City Lights Orchestra,at Field Museum, 1400 S. Lake Shore, RSVP to(708) 229-5447.10th Annual d’Vine Affair: a tasting of 250 finewines, Jan. 30, 2-6 p.m. with two wine appreciationseminars at 1:30 and 2 p.m., silent auction, also pretastingguided tour available, hosted by CatholicCharities, at Union League Club, 65 W. Jackson, fortickets, go to www.catholiccharities. net/dvine, or call(312) 655- 7912.The Women’s Center: annual life banquet, Feb.13, speaker Fr. Thomas Loya, silent auction, at WhiteEagle, 6845 N. Milwaukee, Niles, call (773) 794-1313 for tickets, or to donate auction items.Gordon Tech All Alumni Reunion Gordon TechHigh School will be holding an All Alumni ReunionDinner on January 22, 2011 from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.The reunion will take place at the school, which islocated at 3633 N. California Ave, Chicago, IL60618.Reunite with your classmates over cocktails, walk thehalls of your alma mater, share your favorite GTmemories, and finish the evening with a delicious dinnerat the 2011 GT “All Alumni Reunion Dinner”.Special congratulations to the classes of 1995, 1985 &1960 who are celebrating their 15 th , 25 th and 50 th yearreunions!Tickets are $60 each and include dinner, dessert, musicand open bar. Tickets are available for purchaseonline at www.gordontech.org, or by calling 773-423-5022.For more information please contact Natalie Oberfellat 773-423-5022 or via email at noberfell@gordontech.orgPOLISH HIGHLANDERS CLUBDINNER DANCEThe St. Ferdinand Polish Highlanders Club cordiallyinvites every friend and parishioner to the DinnerDance that will take place onSaturday, January 29 at 7:00PMin McManus HallTickets ($20 per person) include a hot dish, coffeeand plenty of delightful deserts.Enjoyable time guaranteed!For questions or ticket reservations, please call theClub president, Mr. Kulasik at 773-715-7605 or thesecretary at 773-622-4959.CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARYAustin-Irving Branch6100 W. Irving Park RoadHours: Mon. & Wed. 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.; Tues. &Thurs. 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.Fri. & Sat. 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.312-714-6222 chicagopubliclibrary.orgWINTER STORY TIMES!!!Toddler Story TimeTuesdays, January 25-March 15, 201110:30-11:00 a.m.Ages 18 months-3 yearsPreschool Story TimeThursdays, January 27-March 17, 201110:30-11:15 a.m.Ages 3-5 yearsHope you can join us!


January 9, 2011 The Baptism of the Lord Page EightIRA Charitable Gifts are BACK IN BUSINESSCongress has recently re-authorized legislation that allows you tomake charitable gifts from your IRA accounts during 2010 and2011 without incurring income tax on the withdrawal.The IRA Rollover provides you with an excellent opportunity tomake a gift during your lifetime from an asset that would be subjectto multiple levels of taxation if it remained in your taxableestate.Because Congress acted so late in 2010 to pass this legislation, youcan make a gift from your IRA until January 31, 2011 and stillelect for it to count as a gift and as your minimum required distributionfor 2010. To take advantage of this opportunity for tax year2011, you must act by December 31, 2011.To qualify: You must be age 70 ½ or older at the time of gift.Transfers must be made directly from a traditional IRA accountby your plan provider to St. Ferdinand Parish. Funds that are withdrawn by you and then contributed doNOT qualify. Gifts from 401k, 403b, SEP and other plans do not qualify.Your plan administrator may make the check out to St. Ferdinand Parish and mail the check to you. Butyou must postmark the check to us by January 31, 2011 for this tax year, or December 31, 2011 for the 2011tax year.Gifts must be outright. Distributions to donor-advised funds, certain supporting organizations, or lifeincomearrangements such as charitable remainder trusts and charitable gift annuities are not allowed.Benefits - Qualified charitable distributions:Can total up to $100,000;Are not included in your gross income for federal income tax purposes on your IRS Form 1040 (no charitablededuction is available, however);Example: Suppose John has $500, 000 in an IRA and he also wants to contribute $25, 000 to St. Ferdinand Parish.He can authorize the administrator of his IRA to transfer $25,000 to the parish. The $25,000 distribution to St. FerdinandParish will not be subject to tax and will be counted toward his annual minimum required distribution.Rich Goode, of the Archdiocese, can provide a sample letter of instruction that you can send to your IRAplan provider. For more information, please feel free to call Rich at 312/534-7848.REMEMBER, 2010 Charitable IRA distributions can be madeuntil January 31, 2011ARCHDIOCESAN MASS FOR LIFEJanuary 15, 2011 at 5 p.m.St. Mary of the Angels1850 N. Hermitage Ave., Chicago(773) 278-2644 www.stmaryoftheangels.netWe remember the innocent children lost and the women, men and families hurt through abortionas we reflect on the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Join Cardinal George and priestsfrom across the Archdiocese of Chicago for the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass as we petition theLord to transform our society from a culture of death into a culture of life.


Page Nine The Baptism of the Lord January 9, 2011EVANGELIZATION – A CALL TOCONNECTIONCatholics Come HomeChicago in the New YearHave you seen a “CatholicsCome Home” advertisement onTV? These ads are part of theevangelization efforts in theArchdiocese of Chicago. Thegoal of all evangelization is toconnect people with Jesus Christ and to connect themwith each other in the Body of Christ, his Church. Simplystated, evangelization is a call to connection.We live in a world that prides itself on the many possibilitiesof connection that are available: Computers, email, iPods, cell phones, and variousforms of electronic connection post our thoughts andimages throughout the world A worldwide network of air travel allows us to goaround the world and connect with countless destinations The globalization of our economy makes us tightlyconnected as producers and consumers an unprecedented level of sexual freedom allowsmultiple “easy” physical connections for those whoso chooseStill, despite all these new connections and possibilitiesof connection, we are paradoxically more isolated thanever in humanity’s history. Electronic media connect usbut also leave us alone behind a screen or with cellphone in hand. Air travel enables us to go around theworld and connect with destinations, but we do so alwaysin the shadow of the threat of terrorism that candestroy us. A global market connects us, but a profitdrivenworld economy still divides the world and disconnectsthe rich from the poor. Abundant sexual libertiesallow us to “hook up” indiscriminately, but we findgenuine, sustaining intimacy more daunting than ever.Where can we find an authentic and life-giving connection?The Church connects us with Jesus Christ and with eachother in him. Beginning this weekend commuters willsee ads on buses and the red/blue/brown lines of theCTA reminding us that the true connection we all desireis a connection with God. The Catholic Church invitesyou to come home, be at home, re-connect, and stay connectedto the one who is the source of our life and hope,Jesus Christ.THE WEEKAT ST. FERDINAND PARISHJanuary 9, 2011MONDAY — January 10, 201110:00AM — Friendship Club (Convent 2)6:00PM — Cub Scouts (Convent 1/2/3)7:00PM — Troop 51—(McManus)TUESDAY — January 11, 20114:00PM — NDHS Board Meeting (Canning Hall)5:00PM — Radosc (Chapel)6:00PM — Serduszka (Convent 1/2/3)7:00PM — Neocatechumenal Way (Convent 4)WEDNESDAY — January 12, 201112:00PM — Ladies of St. Anne Bd. Mtg (Rectory)2:30PM — Jr. Legion of Mary (Convent 2)5:00PM — Our Lady of Perp. Help Novena (Church)6:00PM — Zawaternik (McManus & Chapel)6:00PM — Cub Scouts (convent 2/3)5:00PM — Kropeczki (Convent 1)6:30PM — Legion of Mary (Small Convent)THURSDAY — January 13, 20112:30PM — Jr. Legion of Mary Adoration (Church)6:00PM — Girl Scouts (Convent 1/2/3)7:30PM — Filareci Choir (Chapel)FRIDAY — January 14, 20119:00AM — Legion of Mary (Convent 2)6:30PM — Pilgrim Virgin (Convent 2)7:30PM — Ushers Meeting (McManus Hall)7:30PM — Youth Group (Convent 4)SATURDAY — January 12, 20108:00AM — Polish School (School & all Halls)5:00PM — Klub Lisia Gora Christmas Party (McManus)5:30PM — Holy Spirit Missionary Assoc. (Convent 1/2)6:00PM — AA Meeting (Convent 4)6:00PM — Neocatechumenal Way (Convent #1)6:00PM — NDHS Alumnea Board Mtg. (Heeney Hall)SUNDAY — January 16, 20108:30PM — School of Religion (School)10:30AM — RCIA (School)11:00AM — Word of Life (Convent 2)11:00AM — Lednica Youth Group (McManus Hall)3:00PM — Baptism in Polish (Church)4:00PM — Zawaternik (Chapel & McManus)6:00PM — TORCH (Gym & Cafeteria)


January 9, 2011 The Baptism of the Lord Page TenKATOLICY WRACAJCIE DO DOMU!Ewangelizacja- wezwanie do “ bycia w łączności”Czy widziałeś już w telewizji reklamyCatholics Come Home? Sa one częściąinicjatyw ewangelizacyjnych wArchidiecezji Chicago. Celemewangelizacji jest doprowadzenie ludzi do łączności zChrystusem, oraz połączenia wszystkich więżących wChrystusa w Jego Ciele, którym jestKościół. Najprościej mówiąc,ewangelizacja jest wezwaniem dobycia w łączności.Żyjemy w świecie, który chlubisię różnorodnymi sposobami, przezktóre możemy pozostawać w ciągłejłączności. Komputery, emaile, iPody,telefony komórkowe i rozmaite inneformy elektronicznej komunikacjiumożliwiają nam bycie w ciągłejłącznoś ci z cał ymświatem.Ogólnoświatowe połączenialotnicze są w stanie w niedługimczasie przenieść na najdalszy zakątek kuli ziemskiej.Globalna gospodarka czyni nas zależnymi od coraz toinnych producentów i produktów. Bezprecedensowypoziom wolności seksualnej „pozwala na łatwe i luźne”związki fizyczne.Paradoksalnie pomimo tych nowych i różnorodnychsposobów komunikacji jesteśmy bardziej od siebieoddaleni niż kiedykolwiek w historii ludzkości.Elektroniczne media łączą nas, ale także pozostawiająsamotnymi przed ekranem lub z telefonem w ręku.Podróże powietrzne, chociaż umożliwiają namzwiedzanie świata to jednak towarzyszy im zawszeniebezpieczeństwo katastrofy lub atakuterrorystycznego. Globalna gospodarka, chociażpożyteczna to jednak nastawiona nazysk buduje coraz większe murypomiędzy bogatymi a biednymi. Zpowodu, wszechobecnej wolnościseksualnej, która pozwala naniezobowiązujące związki, słowa„małżeństwo” czy „rodzina” stają sięrzadkością.Kto więc może nam dać toautentyczne i życiodajne bycie włączność czy relacji?Kościół! - który łączy nas z JezusemChrystusem i ze wszystkimi, którzysą w Jego Ciele. Rozpoczynając od tego weekendupasażerowie miejskiej komunikacji CTA zobacząplakaty z naszą wiadomością, która przypomni wspólnenam wszystkim pragnienie bycia w łączności z Bogiem.Kościół Katolicki zaprasza Cię dzisiaj abyśpowrócił i poczuł się w Kościele jak w domu. ProsimyCię do odnowienia łączności z Tym, który jest źródłemnaszego życia i nadziei, Jezusem Chrystusem.WIECZÓR KOLEDNiedziela, 23 stycznia godz. 4:30 pm – McManus HallWieczór Kolęd „A słowo Ciałem się stało i mieszkało między nami”Serdecznie zapraszają Koła Żywego Różańca wraz z opiekunemduchowym ks. Michalem Rosa.W cenę biletu — $20 — włączony jest gorący posiłek, ciasto i napoje.Oprawę muzyczną zapewni p. Kazimierz Oleksy.Bilety do nabycia u członków Kół Różańcowych pokażdej polskiej Mszy świętej.


January 9, 2011 The Baptism of the Lord Page ElevenPodhalanie i Miłośnicy Tatr pod patronatem Matki Boskiej Ludźmierskiejprzy parafii w. Ferdynandaserdecznie zapraszają naW I E L K ¥ Z A B A W ÊK A R N A W A £ O W ¥29 stycznia, 2011 — sala McManusGodz. 7:00 wieczoremCena biletu tylko $20.00 od osoby!W cenie biletu gorące danie, kawa i ciasto. Podczas zabawy wieleniespodzianek, miła atmosfera oraz cenna loteria fantowa. Bar i kuchniaobficie zaopatrzona w góralskie przysmaki.Gra zespół Casablanka„Przydzciy sycka ku nom bedziy nom wesolo!”.Zarząd Koła wraz z prezesem Tadeuszem Kulasikiem.Bilety do nabycia przy wyjściu z kościoła po każdej polskiej mszy św. lubu prezesa 773/715-7605 lub p. sekretarki Koła 773-622-4959.ZAPRASZAMY!!!


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January 9, 2011 The Baptism of the Lord Page ThirteenMy brother-in-law John gave my family a great gift for Christmas.He’s a retired teacher, but he is also a successful videoproducer, and he gave us one of his creations: a DVD of hundredsof family photos that he’d put to music. Both my wife andI grew misty-eyed viewing these pics of our children from theirinfancy through to adulthood. John and my sister Mary joked aswe watched about the many hair colors our daughter has sportedover recent years. It’s true. Sarah could be a Revlon spokesperson,and with a prolific Facebook presence, she offered Johnmany images to choose from. Our son, who deactivated hisFacebook page long ago (“too distracting”), proved more of achallenge for John, but Paul has had several recent looks in hisown right.I should have seen it coming when Paul began letting his hairgrow long in high school, avoiding the dean in the hallways ofNotre Dame to keep out of trouble. Then Paul headed off to collegeand took advantage of his new dress code--and hair code--freedom. Let’s see. I think the pink and purple dreadlocks camefirst. Later, sans the dreads, his hair just kept getting longer andlonger and longer. Paul said he was growing it out to donate it toLocks of Love, and true to his word, he did. It’s just that none ofus expected him to go completely bald for a while after makinghis contribution. Then Paul went with short, scruffy hair and ashort, scruffy beard before arriving at his current look: shortwell-trimmed hair with a short well-trimmed moustache.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 . ExOfficioMembers: 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. Camilo Trujillo, Grand KnightKnights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary: Jenny HartnettLadies of St. Anne: Mrs. Violet DelVecchio, PresidentLegion of Mary: Mr. Thomas Sobczak & Miss Aurora Almeida, Co-PresidentsLegion of Mary, Juniors: Mrs. Emma Camara, PresidentIrving Park Catholic Woman’s Club: Mrs. Dolores SchoeweON RECOGNIZING SONSCopyright 2011 by John B. Reynolds (john@jrwrites.com)St. Ferdinand ParishIt’s definitely a grown-up look, and Paul, now twenty-one,qualifies. But it’s thrown lots of folks who know the young man.Several people at church have seen Paul with us in the pew andhave done double takes to be sure of his identity. “I thought hewas Sarah’s boyfriend,” more than one has observed. Humorous,yes, but my favorite observation thus far has come from myneighbor. I told Clarence out on the front sidewalk right afterChristmas that Gail and Sarah and Paul and I would be leavingfor Springfield later in the day to see Mary and John. Just then,Paul stepped out of the house onto the porch. I yelled to him tocome say hello to Clarence, but at the same time, Clarence saidquietly to me, “John, are you sure that’s your son?”On this First Sunday in Ordinary Time, we celebratethe Feast of Christ’s Baptism, but since many of the people ofChrist’s day--and of the current day--don’t recognize Jesus asLord, God offers a sign. When Jesus comes up out of the water,per the Gospel, “the heavens were opened for him, and he sawthe Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming upon him.And a voice came from the heavens, saying, ‘This is my belovedSon, with whom I am well pleased.’” I smile thinking about myneighbor and his tongue-in-cheek question: “Are you sure that’syour son?” Yes, Clarence, I’m sure that’s my son. And as wehead into another new year, let’s celebrate that God’s own son--even when we don’t recognize him--is with us, and will foreverbe.Market 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.Serduszka: Ms. Iwona Świtajewski, Music TeacherRadość: 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):Mr. & Mrs. Rob (Irene) Heidelbauer, Youth MinistersThe “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 Sisters 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) 622-5900Rev. 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 TIMESSt. Ferdinand ParishPOLISHWeekdaysW ciągu tygodnia6:30 AM and 8:00 AM 7:00 PMwww.saintferdinand.orgSt. Ferdinand School: 773 622-3022Dr. Lucine Mastalerz, Head of SchoolNotre Dame High School for Girls Office: 773-622-9494Denise Piekarski—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 PotaczałaSaturdaysSobota8:00 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 PMBAPTISM: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 7:00PM in the Convent, 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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