Czerwiec 08 - Saint Ferdinand

Czerwiec 08 - Saint Ferdinand

Photo by Romuald Gluch

St. Ferdinand Church

Rectory: 5900 W. Barry Avenue

Chicago, IL 60634

(773) 622-5900

June 8, 2008

Tenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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Mass Intentions

MONDAY, June 9, 2008

7:00AM— +Mauel Reyers rq. Reyes family

8:00AM— God’s blessings for Julia Wawrzyniak rq. Rich

and Pat Wenzl

5:00PM— Mass in Polish

TUESDAY, June 10, 2008

7:00 AM— +James Sassone rq. Niece Laura

8:00 AM— Special blessings for St. Ferdinand Staff


7:00PM — Mass in Polish

WEDNESDAY, June 11, 2008—Memorial of St.


7:00AM — +Father David Cortesi

8:00 AM— Mass in English

7:00 PM— Mass in Polish

THURSDAY, June 12, 2008

7:00 AM— Mass in English

8:00 AM— Special blessings for Joe and Sue Buzinski on

their 60th Wedding Anniversary

7:00 PM— Mass in Polish

FRIDAY, June 13, 2008—Memorial of St. Anthony


7:00 AM— +Rose and Charles Coco rq. children

8:00AM — +Adolph J. Kubon 13th Anniv. Rq. family

7:00PM — Mass in Polish

SATURDAY, June 14, 2008

7:00AM — Mass in Polish

8:00 AM— +Alex Ladisa rq. Son and daughter

11:00AM—Wedding Liturgy: Piotr Maksymowicz and

Malgorzata Gorska

1:00PM— Wedding Liturgy: Marcin Pruszkowski and

Barbara Toczek

Vigil: Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time

5:00PM — +John Leszczynski rq. Sister Victoria


SUNDAY, June 15, 2008—Fathers Day

7:00AM — Za wszystkich Ojcow

8:30 AM— All Fathers

10:30 AM— All Fathers

10:45 AM— Za wszystkich Ojcow

12:30 PM— All Fathers

3:00PM — Za wszystkich Ojcow

5:00PM — All Fathers

6:30PM — Za wszystkich Ojcow

The sanctuary lamps this

week are lit for:

� Alex Ladisa

� Joseph and Bernice Lewandowski

Marriage Banns

3rd Publication

Piotr Maksymowicz and Malgorzata Gorska

Marcin Pruszkowski and Barbara Toczek

John Ortiz and Natalie DeJesus

2nd Publication

Pawel Meres and Aleksandra Tomczyk

Daniel Koryzna and Katarzyna Stypulkowska

1st Publication

Pawel Pikus and Agnieszka Milewska

Jacek Fornalewski and Lucyna Czarnik

Albert Wdowiak and Amy Domel

Rafal Minczuk and Beata Sierputowska


Congratulations and best wishes to the couple married in

our church last week:

Krzysztof Walasik and Lidia Sobas

Emilian Boldak and Dorota Dziedziul

We pray for God’s blessings upon them as

they begin their new life together.

We Welcome in


Natan, son of Robert and Marzena (Szacilowska) Bucko

Jakub, son of Daniel and Edyta (Babula) Orlowski

Olivia, daughter of Maciej and Agnieszka (Pilipczuk)


Alexander, son of Albert and Elana (Czachor) Andrasz

Adrian, son of Robert and Angela (Zelazny) Noga

Maya, daughter of Marcin and Edyta (Syper) Kowalczyk

Pawel, son of Krzysztof and Beata (Peluszynska)


Paul, son of Rafal and Anna (Kita) Korzeniak

Ethan, son of Wojciech and Justyna (Steciuk) Jablonski

Natalia, daughter of Daniel and Ewelina (Zimoch)


Julia, daughter of Bartosz and Dorota (Bieszcz) Daniluk

Julia, daughter of Daniel and Anna (Bigos) Cira

Oliwia, daughter of Pawel and Katarzyna (Krawczyk)


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Remember in Prayer

As members of the parish faith community, it is

our responsibility to remember both in concrete and spiritual

ways those who cannot celebrate with us each week

because they are ill. Those who are sick in turn, remember

all of us daily in their prayers and in their sufferings.

We experience many blessings because of their remembering

us. And so...please remember in your prayers:

Violet Del Vacchio

Jovita Soriano

Eleanor Bucaro

Betty Hotcaveg

James Rowe

Irene Rowe

Ann Kornfeind

Evelyn Killian

Rufina M. Rafi

Marie H. Fitzgibbons

Peter Lach

Marcey Iwanski

Dina Drnek

James King

Edwardo Escalante

Agnes Groeper

Helen Duda

A Prayer for the

Armed Forces

Almighty God, stretch forth

Your mighty arm to strengthen

and protect the men and women of

our Armed Forces. As they face the m y r -

iad of challenges and decisions that each day is destined

to bring, may they be anchored by their faith, protected

by Your presence and comforted by the knowledge that

they are loved by You and by this community of faith.

Grant that, meeting danger with courage, and all occasions

with discipline loyalty, they may truly serve the

cause of justice and peace to the honor of your holy

name, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

May God keep you safe!

Daniel Guziec

SPC Jeffrey Foerster

Robert Peregrino


Krystyna Sanocka

Edward Damico

May God grant them Eternal Rest and Peace!



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June 1, 2008

Envelopes: $ 6,823.90

Loose Cash: $ 2,909.00

TOTAL: $ 9,732.90

Thank you for your generosity !

Dziękujemy za złożone ofiary. Bóg zapłać!

Keep this number

handy for travel

1-800 Mass Times


You can also visit the internet at

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Dear Friends in Christ,

As a part of preparation to the

priesthood each of seminarians is

obliged to fulfill CPE program

(Clinical Pastoral Education).

While doing my ministry during

the summer at West Suburban

Medical Center in Oak Park I will

be staying at St. Ferdinand Parish.

You might see me in various occasions and wondering

who that young man is. I would like to take this opportunity

to provide you with a short autobiography. My name

is Andrzej Nowicki and I am originally from Poland. My

hometown, Biala Podlaska, is located some 100 miles

east of Warsaw, the capital of Poland. There are five in

my family. I am the youngest with two sisters. Back in

Poland I completed elementary school and high school in

my hometown, and than I entered the major seminary led

by the diocese of Siedlce. Since I started my formation at

Mundelein Seminary, I have been connected with St. Fabian

Parish, Our Lady of the Wayside Parish and St Thecla

Parish where I have helped out on the weekends.

With God’s grace I will be ordained to Diaconate on 1 st

of November, 2008 and to the Priesthood on 23 rd of May,

2009. I am very grateful that Fr. Jason Torba welcomes

me very warmly at St. Ferdinand Parish. Finally, all of

you are part of my journey of faith and I know that I can

learn from each of you the enthusiasm and love for the

Church. I would like to ask you to keep me in your

prayers as I keep you in mine.

Yours in Christ

Seminarian Andrzej Nowicki



The st. Constance Parish Pastoral Council’s on-going

education series “Faith for All Seasons” continues with a

free, adult education session on Monday June 23 in the

parish's Borowczyk Hall, 5856 W. Ainslie, Chicago,

from 7:00-8:00PM. The evening’s topic, “Faith as Our

Personal Response to God” will be presented by Fr.

Marek Kasperczuk.

Fr. Kasperczuk who is currently an associate pastor at St.

Theresa Parish in Palatine, IL, and who was recently appointed

by Francis Cardinal George as rector of Bishop

Abramowicz Seminary in the Archdiocese of Chicago,

served as an associate pastor at St. Constance from 2002-

2004. Light refereshments will be served following his

talk. Questions may be directed to John Reynolds at 77-




Matthew Baily

Natalia Basaj

Mary Jo Caballero

Jannery Calle

Olivia Cazares

Andrew Chao

Curtis DeMichael

Matthew Gallardo

Matthew Grygo

Christiann Harris

Kevin Janowski

James Jockl

Alexander Kostrubiec

Johnny Le

Adam Leavy

Ryan Liedke

Robert Lopez

Yari Martinez

Tonantzin Medina

Vivian Moreno

Jennifer Muszczynski

Joanna Nguyen

Alexander Orda

Elisa Paolino

Ryan Pesch

Renee Pina

Christopher Presslak

Patrick Proctor

Miguel Resendez

Alec Sammarco

Piotr Sobolewski

Daniel Tobias

Elissa Tojin

Emilia Walasik

Piotr Zebrowski

June 8, 2008 Tenth Ordinary Sunday






Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago,

invites Catholics from across the Archdiocese to join

him for an evening of prayer and reflection on the time

he spent at Pope Benedict XVI’s side during the Holy

Father’s recent visit to the United States. The Cardinal

will discuss the impact of the Holy Father’s visit on the

American Catholic Church, and the current and future

influence of the visit’s theme, Christ Our Hope.

Each event begins at 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 8 (Vicariate III & IV)

St. Frances of Rome Parish School Auditorium

1401 S. Austin Blvd.,


Thursday, June 26 (Vicariate V & VI)

St. Christopher Church

14641 S. Keeler, Midlothian

Monday, June 30 (Vicariate I & II)

St. Thecla Parish

Falcon Hall 6

725 W. Devon Ave., Chicago

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The Bishop Abramowicz Seminary Program

of the Archdiocese

of Chicago is pleased to

announce the






Archbishop of Kraków, Poland.

The banquet will be held on Sunday, June

29, 2008 at the Przybyłos’ House of the

White Eagle, 6839 N Milwaukee Ave,

Niles, Illinois. There will be a Silent Auction

and cocktails followed by dinner.

Tickets are $125 per person. Cocktails and

the Silent Auction begin at 4:30pm, with

dinner served at 6:00pm.

For Information please contact the

Seminary Development Office at

312-666-3675 (Tomasz Pels / Holy

Innocents Rectory).

For tickets contact

Mrs. Camille Kopielski at


Founded in 1999, the Bp. Abramowicz

Seminary Program is a House of Formation

for Polish seminarians, teaching English

and American culture as a way of preparing

them for further theological studies.

The Bishop Abramowicz Seminary Program

boasts more than twenty ordained

alumni serving our Archdiocese.

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Please Join Us –

For a Weekend Program



All are welcome.

St. Mary of Providence

4200 N. Austin

Chicago, IL 60634

Friday July 18 th thru Sunday July 20 th

(Specific times to follow)

Discover how to lead by going before others with good

will, ideas, attitudes, and visionary actions.

Learn simple techniques to boost confidence and to push

forward in new transition.

A Brighter World Through a Better You.

Three Ideals inspire Christophers to act:

Everyone has a God-given mission

One person can make a difference

Constructive action works miracles

“It’s better to light one candle than to curse the darkness”


Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center , 5645 W.

Addison , will offer the following health programs

in June. For more information and to register, call

877-RES-INFO (877-737-4636).

June 9 - Cataract and Glaucoma Screening.

June 11 - Hearing Screening.

June 11 - Can You Relate? Lecture on erectile dysfunction

and, in women, stress urinary incontinence.

June 12 - Breast Health Awareness. This program will be

given only in Polish. To register for this program only,

call Izabella Redlinski, Y-ME National Breast Cancer

Organization, 312-364-9071, extension 12.

June 13 - Healthy Aging Program

June 16 & 18 - Skin Screening.

June 18 - Is It Dementia? Lecture on

memory loss and Alzheimer's disease.

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You can answer His call…

Needed: Religious Education

Teacher or Assistant

When: Sunday Mornings


Beginning: Sun., Sept. 21st, 2008

To teach is to touch the lives of many. You share a part

of yourself with all whose lives you touch. To teach is to

believe in what you teach. No experience necessary—just

a burning desire to bring children closer to God.

Religious education is possible because individuals dare

to act on their deepest convictions. Those who volunteer

for this special ministry discover others who share their

vision. To volunteer or receive more information, please

call Fr. Torba 622-5900x231 or Dr. Mastalerz 622-




Please be sure to thank the generous advertisers in our

bulletin. Through their participation, our parish receives

our weekly bulletin free of charge. Please cut out the

thank you below and present it the next time you patronize

one of our advertisers.

Thank you for advertising in our church bulletin.

I am patronizing your business because of it!

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Members of our Cub Scout Pack 3051 and Boy Scout

Troop 51 recently participated in the Council-wide Camperall,

along with thousands of Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts,

and Venturers from across the Chicagoland area.

Some of the activities that they had an opportunity to participate

in included new ideas for outdoor cooking, team

building games, a variety of knot and rope related competitions,

black powder shooting, water rockets, fire rescue,

backpacking principals, Civil War re-enactments, a 50

foot Monkey Bridge, Fly Fishing demonstrations and lessons,

a climbing wall, an introduction to scuba, and open

water kayaking. An arena show provided musical entertainment

from groups like AC Rock and Stockwood. The

Department of Homeland Security demonstrated their

bomb sniffing dogs. The Illinois Raptor Center was also

on hand to provide demonstrations with their hawks and

owls. A special thanks to the adults and volunteer leaders

that took the time to chaperon the Scouts on this



If you’ve considered mentoring with a community youth

organization, we offer this rewarding opportunity to you.

As we expand our enrollment, Boy Scout TROOP 51 is

seeking mature adults interested in contributing knowledge

and experience to guide teens into responsible young


In the Bulletin, you’ve read of our Troop’s activities,

and the personal accomplishments of our Scouts.

Boy Scouting is service oriented with commitment to and

involvement in Church, school, community, environment.

Our boys participate in area workshops and in local science

programs, which earn them merit badges that are

diverse. We camp and hike in all weather, in and out of

state, with emphasis on team work and ‘leave no trace’.

BS Troop 51 celebrated our 50 th Anniversary. We’re here

to stay.

Troop 51 meets every Monday, 7:00-8:30pm McManus

Hall Committee meets third Wednesday of month

7:30pm, Convent FL2

For additional information, contact: Ed Clemente, Scoutmaster 773-589-9160

OR Cheryl Clark , Committee Chair 773-467-9467

On Thursday, May 22nd, the Girl Scouts at St.

Ferdinand held a Court of Awards. Girls received

the age-level awards, patches, and pins

for the 2007-2008 year at this ceremony.

From Brownie Troop 188, bridging to

Juniors: Anna Alvarez, Alyssa Banez, Angelise

Diaz, Brianna Kucharski, Adriana Ramirez, and

Jazmin Villanueva. From Junior Troop 1733 bridging to

Cadettes: Phyllis Baily, Nora Cawley, Camille Denusta,

Mirely Garcia, Samantha Garcia, Jessica Hagberg, Michele

Lopez, Alysha Medellin, Aga Parzygnat, Ashlee Ramos,

Bryana Tobias, Gabriella Vazquez, and Caroline

Zielinski. From Cadette Troop 8 bridging to Seniors:

Vivian Moreno. From the Senior Troop, moving up to

the new Ambassador Scout division: Natalia Alvarez,

Holly Holod, Jordan Holod, and Rebecca McManamon.

Congratulations to Senior Scout Laura McGinniss

who is graduating from high school and has been a Girl

Scout for 12 years!

We are very proud of four girls who achieved some of the

highest awards for their age level. Aga Parzygnat earned

the Junior Bronze Award for a service project in her school

to help teachers and younger students, and Caroline

Zielinski earned the Junior Bronze Award for her work

helping to prepare the Summer Reading program at a local

Chicago Public Library. Cadette Vivian Moreno earned

the Silver Leadership Award, and Senior Rebecca

McManamon earned the Gold Leadership Award. We

congratulate all of our 60 Girl Scouts on their learning,

leadership, and service work this past year.

Our Girl Scouting program will resume in September;

please watch the bulletin for registration information and

for special announcements about adult volunteer opportunities.

You may send questions about Girl Scouting to at any time.

Congratulations to Joseph Clemente for completing the

Camping merit badge. This merit badge promotes the

exhilarating benefits of camping and further enforces the

principles of "Leave no Trace". It helps the Scout

develop an appreciation for the great outdoors and to

learn the importance of our natural resources. This merit

badge also represents the last of the merit badges required

for Joe to achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. Great work!!

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MONDAY — June 9, 2008

� 10:00AM — Friendship Club Meeting (Convent #2)

� 6:00PM — Troop #51 (McManus Hall)

� 6:30PM — Cub Scouts (Convent #2/3)

� 7:00PM — Scripture Study (Convent #4)

� 7:30pm — Parish Calendar Meeting (Caning Hall)

TUESDAY — June 10, 2008

� 5:00PM — Highlanders Dance Class (Canning Hall)

� 7:00PM — Parish Council Meeting (Rectory)

� 7:00PM — Athletics Association Meeting (Heeney H)

WEDNESDAY — June 11, 2008

� 9:00AM — St. Anne Board Meeting (Rectory)

� 2:30PM — Jr. Legionaries (Convent #2, small C.)

� 6:00PM — Webelos, 3051 (Convent #1, 2 and 3)

� 6:00PM — Kropeczki (Canning Hall)

� 6:30PM — Legion of Mary (Small Convent)


June 8, 2008

THURSDAY — June 12, 2008

� 8:00AM — School Mass (Church)

� 2:30PM — Jr Legion—Rosary (Church)

� 5:30PM — Girl Scouts (Convent)

� 6:00PM — Pack 3051 (McManus Hall)

� 7:15PM — Filareci (Polish Adult Choir) - (Chapel)

FRIDAY — June 13, 2008

� 9:00AM — Legion of Mary (Convent #2)

� 7:00PM — Pilgrim Virgin (Convent #2)

� 8:00PM — Ushers Club Mtg (Heeney Hall)

SATURDAY — June 14, 2008

� 7:30PM — Neocatechumenal Way (Chapel)

SUNDAY — June 9, 2008

� 9:00AM — Serduszka (Convent)

� 3:00PM — Baptism in Polish (Church)

Please check our parish website:

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pod kierownictwem




Zawiadamia o dorocznym piątym bankiecie

Niedziela 29 czerwca 2008

Restauracja Biały Orzeł (White Eagle)

6839 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Niles, Illinois

Gość honorowy oraz odbiorca nagrody CARITAS CHRISTI:

Jego Eminencja


Arcybiskup Metropolita Krakowski

Cicha aukcja i koktajle godz. 16:30.

Obiad godz. 18:00.

Bilety: $125 od osoby.

Cały dochód z bankietu jest przeznaczony na utrzymanie Seminarium Biskupa Abramowicza.

Dodatkowe informacje odnośnie donacji, zamieszczenia ogłoszenia w Książce Pamiątkowej lub zakupu biletów na

obiad można uzyskać dzwoniąc do p. Tomasza Pels do Seminarium Bp. Abramowicza na numer 312-666-3675 lub

p. Camille Kopielski na numer 847-394-2520

Seminarium Biskupa Abramowicza nie jest typowym seminarium. Założone zostało we wrześniu 1999 i ma na celu corocznie

sprowadzać seminarzystów z Polski. Wybrani seminarzyści, za pozwoleniem swoich biskupów, z własnej woli wyrażają zgodę na

spędzenie reszty swojego życia w Archidiecezji w Chicago. Po przybyciu do Chicago i po ukończeniu nauki w Seminarium Biskupa

Abramowicza i następnie po ukończeniu Universytetu St. Mary of the Lake w Mundelein, Il otrzymują święcenia i służą jako

księża w Archidiecezji w Chicago. To niezwykłe Seminarium jest na własnym utrzymaniu. Utrzymuje się jedynie z donacji ludzi

dobrej woli. Prosimy o wsparcie i zapraszamy do licznego udziału w dorocznym bankiecie dobroczynnym 29 czerwca 2008.

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Drodzy Przyjaciele w Chrystusie,

Jako przygotowanie do kapłaństwa

każdy z seminarzystów jest

zobligowany do praktyk w szpitalu

jako kapelan. Podczas mojej

posługi w czasie wakacji w West

Suburban Medical Center w Oak

Park będę mieszkał w parafii

Świetego Ferdynanda dlatego

możecie mnie widzieć przy różnych okazjach i zastanawiać

się kim jest ten młody człowiek. Chciałbym skorzystać

z okazji i napisać parę słów o sobie.

Nazywam się Andrzej Nowicki i pochodzę z Polski. Moje

rodzinne miasto, Biala Podlaska, jest położone 100 mil

na wschód od Warszawy. Jestem najmłodszy z rodziny.

Po ukończeniu szkoły podstawowej i średniej wstąpiłem

do Wyższego Seminarium Duchownego Diecezji Siedleckiej.

Od kiedy rozpocząłem formacje w Mundelein

Seminary byłem zaangażowany duszpastersko w parafiach,

Sw. Fabiana, Our Lady of the Wayside i Św Tekli.

Z Bożą łaską otrzymam święcenia diakonatu 1 listopada

2008 roku, a kapłańskie 23 maja 2009. Jestem bardzo

wdzięczny księdzu proboszczowi Zdzisławowi Torbie za

gorące przyjęcie mnie w parafii Św. Ferdynanda. Wy

wszyscy jesteście częścią mojej drogi wiary i wiem, że

od każdego z Was mogę nauczyć się entuzjazmu i miłości

do Kościoła. Proszę Was o modlitwę za mnie abym w

przyszłości mógł zostać świętym kapłanem.

Szczęść Boże

Kleryk Andrzej Nowicki

Dwumiesięcznik Katolicki MIŁUJCIE SIĘ

W 4-tą niedzielę czerwca (22-go) po Mszach św. o godz.

7, 10:45 i 3 pm będzie okazja do nabycia 3 dalszych numerów

MIŁUJCIE SIĘ u sr. Barbary.

W numerach 1 i 2 na rok 2008 można znaleźć między

innymi takie artykuły:

Lourdes – Św. Bernadetta - wezwanie do nawrócenia i

pokuty, Miłość silniejsza niż strach, W momencie śmierci,

Z ciemności do światła, Jak rozmawiać z chłopakami

na drażliwe tematy, Płaczące Oblicze Chrystusa, Dzieje

chłopca umierającego na raka,

Tajemnica cierpienia i miłości, Sekret Jana Pawła II,

Homeopatia, Jezus zabrał mój lęk,

Szatan w muzyce?, O modach, To jest grzech … i wiele,

wiele innych świadectw i artykułów pogłębiających wiarę

i kształtujących sumienia.

Będzie też do nabycia dodatkowy – niezwykle ważny -

numer MIŁUJCIE SIĘ wydany specjalnie dla rodziców,

którzy mają dorastające dzieci.

Warto zapoznać się, co mówią

młodzi ludzie o seksualności i

zapoznać się z problemami


Ponadto warto pomyśleć o

książce: Znak dla niewierzących

– Książka wydana przez

Redakcję Miłujcie się oraz płyty

CD: Oratorium o Miłosierdziu

Bożym i Kantata dla Bogurodzicy.

Dobre prezenty na

różne okazje.


Koła Żywego Różańca zapraszają na

"Garage Sale" przy parafii Św. Ferdynanda,

który odbędzie się w dniach

13 i 14 czerwca na parkingu szkolnym.

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Klub Dobrego Pasterza w Parafii św. Ferdynanda zaprasza

w niedzielę, 8 czerwca 2008 r. do wspólnej modlitwy

o beatyfikację Sługi Bożego Stefana Kardynała Wyszyńskiego.

Organizacje parafialne i Polską Sobotnią Szkołę zapraszamy

serdecznie do wzięcia udziału w uroczystej procesji

na rozpoczęcie i zakończenie Mszy świętej o godz.

10:45 rano ze sztandarami.





Boże w Trójcy Świętej Jedyny, Ty w swojej niewypowiedzianej

dobroci powołujesz ciągle nowych apostołów,

aby przybliżali światu Twoją Miłość.

Bądź uwielbiony za to, że dałeś nam opatrznościowego

Pasterza Stefana Kardynała Wyszyńskiego,

Prymasa Tysiąclecia.

Boże, źródło wszelkiej świętości, spraw, prosimy Cię,

aby Kościół zaliczył go do grona swoich świętych.

Wejrzyj na jego heroiczną wiarę, całkowite oddanie się

Tobie, na jego męstwo wobec przeciwności i prześladowań,

które znosił dla imienia Twego.

Pomnij, jak bardzo umiłował Kościół Twojego Syna, jak

wiernie kochał Ojczyznę i każdego człowieka, broniąc

jego godności i praw, przebaczając wrogom, zło dobrem


Otocz chwałą wiernego Sługę Twojego Stefana Kardynała,

który wszystko postawił na Maryję i Jej zawierzył bez

granic, u Niej szukając pomocy w obronie wiary

Chrystusowej i wolności Narodu.

Ojcze nieskończenie dobry, uczyń go orędownikiem naszych

spraw przed Tobą. Amen.

Wpólnota Domowego Kościoła w Chicago zaprasza

na letnie rekolekcje dla rodzin:



6 do 13 lipca 2008, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

College w Indianie

(3,5 godz. drogi z Chicago)

Podczas rekolekcji poruszone zostaną następujące

tematy: Jak trzymać się razem w swiecie, który chce nas

rozdzielić? Jak modlić sią całą rodziną? Jak porozumiewać

się w rodzinie? Jak wychowywać dzieci?

Rekolekcje poprowadzi: Ojciec Wojciech Jedrzejewski OP

(domnikanin). Duszpasterz katecheta, wychowawca, kierownik

duchowy. Autor publikacji ze styku duchowości i psychologii.

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June 8, 2008 Tenth Ordinary Sunday Page Thirteen

“Brandt and Jackie sitting in a tree/ k-i-s-s-i-n-g/ First comes

love/ Then comes marriage/ Then comes Jackie with the baby

carriage.” I can’t speak to the tree and the baby carriage parts,

but I witnessed the love and the kissing during the recent wedding

at St. Paul’s Church in Marion, IN. Jackie is Elaine’s daughter.

Elaine is one of my wife’s closest friends from grade school.

Yikes! People who know me know that I’m not good temporally.

I mean, it seems in my mind sometimes as if I’ve missed the past

twenty-five years. Really. But Jackie and Brandt’s wedding made

it clear to me that my wife and I are moving into a whole new

phase of our lives together. Now we’re attending the weddings of

our grade school friends’ children. How did that happen?

It’s not like I’m “…almost a hundred yeas old” as the Apostle

Paul describes Abraham in today’s second reading while discussing

the church father’s great faith in God’s promises. I’m well on

the flip-side of fifty, though, and I don’t doubt that Jackie and

Brandt and their friends put me way nearer to Abraham than to,

say, Usher or Justin Timberlake. I even asked my wife if I was

looking particularly feeble on the drive home. We’d stopped at a

McDonalds somewhere en route and I was heading for the men’s

restroom when a teenage girl chatting with a friend near the restroom

door reached out and held it open for me. Huh? Gail said

she was just demonstrating a little Hoosier hospitality. Maybe,

but I think she saw Abraham coming her way…

Abraham-esque or not, I enjoyed the wedding, and I couldn’t

Support Staff

Mrs. Dorota Gołda, Parish Secretary

Sr. Bernadetta Gościniak, Administrative Assistant


Mr. Andrew Warzocha, Director of Music and Liturgy

Mrs. Betty Hotcaveg, Lector Coordinator

Deacon Irv Hotcaveg, Coordinator of Eucharistic Ministers

& Ministers of Care

Ms. Jane Lohrmann, Scheduler of

Ministers of Care to the Homebound

Parish Council

Mr. Ralph Barnhart-President, Mrs. Mary Bucaro, Mr. Gilbert

DeJesus, Mrs. Sophie Kass, Mr. Stan Mastalerz, Mr. Anthony

Supan, Violet Del Vacchio. ExOfficio Members: Dr. Lucine

Mastalerz , Mr. Andrew Warzocha.

Parish Finance Committee

Mr. Tom Bucaro, Fr. Jason Torba, Mrs. Mary Ann Barnhart,

Mr. Gene Szaben, ExOfficio Members: Mr. Martin Wojtulewicz-

Parish Accountant, Sr. Bernadetta Gościniak, Dr. Lucine Mastalerz

Parish Organizations and Prayer Groups

Adult Scripture Study: Miss Ameriga Cesaroni, Coordinator

Boy Scout: Mr. Vince Clemente, Coordinator

Fish Fry: Mr. & Mrs. Rich (Pat) Wenzl, Coordinators

Friendship Club: Mrs. Patricia Flynn, President

Girl Scout: Mrs. Joyce McGinniss, Coordinator

Knights of Columbus—Mater Christi Council:


Copyright 2008 by John B. Reynolds (

St. Ferdinand Parish

help but feel younger myself in the presence of the young love

that swelled the church that day. Jackie and Brandt chose Paul’s

letter from 1 Corinthians for their second reading. Gail and I

chose the same passage over twenty-six years back. In truth, I

yellow-highlighted the words in the New American Bible which

she bought for me as a gift years ago. “Love is patient, love is

kind. It is not jealous. Love is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is

not rude…Love never fails…” I know that all of Scripture is inspired,

but nothing in the Book can be more inspired--or can give

us more hope--than Paul’s discourse on love.

Gail wrote an inspired discourse on love of her own in

the wedding card we gave to the newlyweds. She told them that

probably sooner than later, when issues surfaced between the two

of them, they would wonder--and not in a good way--what they

had gotten themselves into. She stressed however, that having a

spouse you can trust and who has your best interest at heart will

always always always win the day. Pretty good advice. And so is

the advice that Jesus himself offers in today’s Gospel. Granted,

our Lord was speaking to the tax collector Matthew, but the

words work for young lovers, for well-on-the-flip-side-of-fifty

lovers and even for Abraham-esque lovers (depending on where

that Indiana teenager puts my wife and me). “Follow me,” Jesus

says. I’d say that Brandt and Jackie are off to a good start, defining

love, and k-i-s-s-i-n-g…


Mr. Charles Calci trai, Grand Knight

Ladies of St. Anne: Mrs. Violet DelVecchio, President

Legion of Mary: Mr. Justo Evangelista &

Mrs. Fely Mesina, Co-Presidents

Legion of Mary, Juniors: Mrs. Emma Camara, President

Irving Park Catholic Woman’s Club: Mrs. Dolores Schoewe

Market Day: Mrs. Kelly Trujillo, Coordinator

Pol. & Eng. Altar Servers: Fr. Mariusz Stefanowski, 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’ Ass’n.: Mrs. Władysława Mitoraj, Pres.

Serduszka: Miss Iwona Raszyk, Music Teacher

Radość: Miss Marzena Kulesza, Music Teacher

St. Ferdinand Athletic Boosters: Mrs. Ann Liedke &

Mrs. Tammy Sammarco, Co-chairpersons

St. Ferdinand Family & School Ass’n., Mrs. Connie Glorioso

St. Ferdinand Polish Highlanders Club:

Mr. Stanisław Ciszek, President

St. Ferdinand School Board:

Mrs. Mary Ann Barnhart, Chairperson

St. Vincent DePaul Society: Mr. Ralph Barnhart, President

Teens of Our Church (TORCH):

Mr. & Mrs. Rob (Irene) Heidelbauer, Youth Ministers

The “Faustinum” Association of Apostles of the Divine Mercy:

Fr. Mariusz Stefanowski, Fr. Tomasz Sztandera,


The Home Church Movement: Fr. Tomasz Sztandera, Moderator

Ushers Club: Mr. Peter Holod, President

St. Ferdinand Parish

Phone: (773) 622-5900

Rev. Zdzisław (Jason) Torba, Pastor

Rev. William M. Holbrook, Associate Pastor

Rev. Mariusz Stefanowski, Associate Pastor

Rev. Tomasz Sztandera, Associate Pastor

Irwin Hotcaveg, Deacon

Ronald Weiner, Deacon



Weekdays W ciągu tygodnia

7:00 AM and 8:00 AM 7:00 PM

Saturdays Sobota

8:00 AM and 5:00 PM (Anticipated) 7:00 AM

Sundays Niedziela

8:30 AM 7:00 AM

10:30 AM (Chapel) 10:45 AM

12:30 PM 3:00 PM

5:00 PM 6:30 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 Church

5900 W. Barry Ave.

Chicago, IL 60634

St. Ferdinand School & Religious Ed. Office: 773 622-3022

Dr. Lucine Mastalerz, Principal/D.R.E.

Christian OutReach (COR): 773 622-9732

Mrs. Lu Caravette, Director

Missionary Sisters of Christ the King - 773 889-7979

Sr. Genowefa Potaczała, Superior

Sr. Hiacynta Ratajczak

Sr. Elżbieta Barnowska

Sr. Bernadetta Gościniak


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 7:00 PM in the Convent, and in Polish on the last Tuesday of

each month at 7:30 PM in the Church. Following registration, the

sacrament of Baptism is celebrated in English on the second Sunday

each month at 1:45 PM and on the fourth Sunday of the month at the

12:30 PM Mass. The sacrament of Baptism is celebrated in Polish on

the first Sunday of the month at 1:45 PM and on the third Sunday of

the month at the 3:00 PM 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.

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