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Cyril & Methodius Parish

608 Sobieski Street, Lemont, Illinois 60439

Parish Staff
Rev. Lawrence Lisowski

Pastoral Ministry
Rev. Marcin Szczypula Associate Pastor Deacon Michael Ciciura Deacon Norbert Lesnieski

Mrs. Shirley Tkachuk Parish School Principal Mrs. Trish Nickleski Sacramental Prep
Religious Education Coordinator

October 21, 2012 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Kim Zajec Religious Education Secretary

Liturgy Coordinator
Marietta Vargo

Music Ministry
Miroslawa Sojka-Topor Music Director

Youth Ministry
Michael Lundberg

Denise Duda Business Manager Lynn Bailey Assistant Business Manager Alicja Szczepanik Unity Coordinator Monika Bochenek Beth Rachwalski Peggy Sniegowski Ann Zajec Parish Secretaries Cheryle Long Debbie Grand Evening Receptionists Dennis Sepessy Facility Manager Kay Manning Bulletin Editor

Our Parish Mission Statement

We are a family of faith, entrusted with the gospel message of Jesus Christ. Rooted in a rich tradition of worship, service and prayer, we foster the unity and faith of this community. Enlivened by the Spirit, we share our gifts, talents and resources to bring about the Kingdom of God.

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SS. Cyril & Methodius Parish United in Faith

October 21, 2012

All of Us - #570 by Fr. Larry Use Your Voice and Vote We are slowing inching our way to our national political elections. Honestly, I will be glad when the negative campaigning is over. The television commercials seem to get more vicious election after election. It is disheartening as to how we treat one another in the public forum. I find it difficult to sort through the real issues affecting our lives now when candidates keep throwing mud at each other. I get lost in the facts and figures that can be interpreted in whatever way you want them to read. I have sadly seen relationships in families and between friends tested because people share different political views. Some have even been shunned because they have declared that they are either Democratic or Republican. I thought it might be helpful to share some excerpts from the United States bishops' document entitled, The Challenge of Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship. The bishops seek to help Catholics form their conscience in accordance with the truth, so that they can make sound moral choices in addressing these challenges. The Church does not tell Catholics how to vote. The responsibility to make political choices rests with each person and his or her properly formed conscience. Every person is obliged to follow faithfully what he or she knows to be just and right." (Catechism of the Catholic Faith, no.1778). We Catholics have a lifelong obligation to form our consciences in accordance with human reason, enlightened by the teaching of Christ as it comes to us through the Church. As Catholics, we are called to seek the common good; we must carefully discern which public policies are morally sound. A good end does not justify an immoral means. At times Catholics may choose different ways to respond to social problems, but we cannot differ on our obligation to protect all of human life and dignity and help build through moral means a more just and peaceful world.

Catholics are not single issue voters. A candidate's position on a single issue is not sufficient to guarantee voter's support. A consistent ethic of life should guide all Catholics in political life. This Catholic ethic neither treats all issues as morally equivalent nor reduces Catholic teaching to one or two issues. It anchors the Catholic commitment to defend human life and other human rights, from conception until natural death, in the fundamental obligation to respect the dignity of every human being as a child of God. It is important for all citizens to see beyond party politics, to analyze campaign rhetoric critically and to choose their political leaders according to principle, not party affiliation or mere self-interest. The following themes of Catholic social teaching provide a moral framework for decisions in public life:

Human life is sacred. Direct attacks on innocent human beings are never morally acceptable. Within our society, life is under attack from abortion, euthanasia, human cloning and destruction of human embryos for research. Family based marriages between a man and a woman is the fundamental unity of society. Every human being has a right to life, the fundamental right that makes all other rights possible. Each of us has a right to religious freedom which enables us to live and act in accordance with our God-given dignity, as well as a right to access to those things required for human decency food and shelter, education and employment, health care and housing. While the common good embraces all, those who are in greatest need deserve preferential treatment. A moral test for society is how we treat the weakest among us the unborn, those dealing with disabilities or terminal illness, the poor and marginalized. The economy must serve people, not the other way around. Economic justice calls for decent work at fair wages, opportunities for legal status for immigrant workers and the opportunity for all people to work together for the common good through their work.

More resources are available at or

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SS. Cyril & Methodius Parish United in Faith

October 21, 2012

A Walk of Love For the past several years, parishioners have had the opportunity to purchase a Walk of Love brick paver to remember a member of their family or friend. The bricks that are inscribed with names of our loved ones are placed in the area in front of the rectory that leads into church. This fall, we are in the process of taking orders for the next batch of new pavers and will have them installed before the winter comes. In today's bulletin you will find an order form to submit your requests. This is a nice way to remember, especially those who have gone before us in faith and who were very much a significant part of our life, leaving a lasting impression upon us.

Welcome to SS. Cyril & Methodius Parish

The Parish Staff of St. Cyrils welcomes all to our historic parish that has carried on the mission of Jesus since 1884.

Parish Information
608 Sobieski Street, Lemont, IL Denise Duda, Business Manager (630) 257-2776; (630) 257-9372 Fax email: website: 607 Sobieski Street, Lemont, IL Shirley Tkachuk, Principal (630) 257-6488; Trish Nickleski D.R.E. (630) 257-9314;


Religious Education:

Mass Schedule:
Saturday: Sunday: 7:00 AM & 5:30 PM 7:00, 8:30 (Polish), 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM (Polish) 5:00 PM (St. Patricks - English)

Special Masses: Andrew Dinner

Young men considering a call to the priesthood are invited to dinner and an evening with local auxiliary bishops, priests and pastors. Next Dinner: Sunday, October 28, 2012 Contact Fr. Brian Welter, Chicago Archdiocese Vocation Director at (312) 534-8298 or What is an Andrew Dinner? Andrew Dinners are an invitation to young men to have dinner with an auxiliary bishop and priests in their area in a relaxed atmosphere. It gives the young men a chance to ask questions and learn more about the life of a priest and to hear vocation stories from the bishop and priests. Why is it called Andrew Dinner? An Andrew Dinner is named after St. Andrew, who in the Gospel according to John, brought his brother, Simon Peter to meet Jesus. All priests are asked to notice qualities in young men that would be good in a future priest and to encourage them to listen for God's call to the priesthood. Weekdays: Tuesday PM: First Friday: 7:00 AM 8:00 PM Polish 7:00, 9:00 AM (Fall) & 7:00 PM (Polish)

Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Saturday: 4:30 - 5:00 PM First Fridays: 5:00 - 6:30 PM Also available by appointment.

Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick:

Following the Monday morning 7:00 AM Mass.

Rectory Office Hours: Each weekday the Rectory

will be closed between the hours of 12 PM-1 PM. Monday through Wednesday Thursday and Friday Saturday Sunday 8:30 AM to 8:00 PM 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Closed

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SS. Cyril & Methodius Parish United in Faith Religious Education News By Trish Nickleski, D.R.E. Dear Parents,

October 21, 2012

REMINDER: If you have a child that is in need of religious education you need to register them as soon as possible. Please remember all children must attend first grade in order for them to receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion in second grade! REMINDER: If your child has chosen to participate in the Baby Bottle Project for the Womens Center, the bottles are due this week. Thanks to all who participated in this project to help the parents and the babies who are in need! Here are a few pictures from our first month of classes!!

During the month of October we are taking time to say the rosary together. To help learn about the Mysteries of the Rosary, our younger students are also coloring different pictures of our Blessed Mother. I encourage you to also spend time saying the rosary together as a family. I have been busy visiting our classrooms and watching students and teachers at work. In one day I was lucky enough to get to see several different religion classes! Our 7th graders were busy discussing the choices they make, the Ten Commandments and their conscience. Our 8th graders were reading about the Eucharistic Prayers, and our 4 year olds were hearing about Jesus, the Good Shepherd! It was definitely a good day to be in all of those rooms. This week our older students also participated in our annual High School Fair. Representatives from several different Catholic High Schools visited us, talked about their respective schools and shared the opportunities which they offer. Please note that the students who graduate from our school are well prepared and experience great success as they continue on in their studies. Remember to mark your calendars for Friday, November 9th. Thats the date for our Mothers Club annual fall fundraiser. This years theme Double Down on Dreams promises to be a great evening with all proceeds going to benefit our school. Finally, we are looking for some extra help in our lunchroom. If you are available from 10:30 AM until about 1:00 PM, are Virtus approved and would like to be a part of our school family, please call our office at 630257-6488. Mrs. S. Tkachuk, Principal

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SS. Cyril & Methodius Parish United in Faith

October 21, 2012

Thank You to the 722 families who have supported our campaign with their pledge.
Those choosing to be acknowledged will be listed in our bulletin.

Our Faith, Our Gift, Our Home Capital Campaign Goal $1,000,000 Pledged $ 812,600
All School Mass, September 11, 2012

Our Faith, Our Gift, Our Home Capital Campaign Parish Pledge Confirmation
I/We wish to pledge a gift of: Total Amount of Gift or Pledge Amount enclosed Balance by May 2013
Method of Payment: Public Acknowledgment:

$ __________________ $ __________________ $ __________________

Frequency of Payments:

Single payment Installment payments


Electronic Fund Transfer

I/We wish to be acknowledged

I/We wish to remain anonymous

Name(s) __________________________________________________

Parishioner Envelope #: _________________

Address _______________________________________________ City ______________________________________ State _________ Zip _______________

EFT Authorization: Name of Bank _______________________________ (9) Digit Routing Number: Name(s) on Account: ________________________________ Account Number: ____________________________________ ____________________________________ Type: Checking Savings

Phone _____________________

Email ____________________________

Signature _______________________________________________________________________________________________

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SS. Cyril & Methodius Parish United in Faith

October 21, 2012

Double Down for Dreams!

St. Cyrils
S.S. Cyril & Methodius School Fall Fundraiser


Friday November 9th, 2012 Lithuanian World Center 14911 E. 127th Street, Lemont 7 PM-11 PM $50 per ticket includes, open bar, appetizers and funny money to gamble with (amount TBD). Tickets will NOT be sold at the door To purchase tickets or make a donation please contact Heather Tomala at (630) 309-2467 or Or refer to the school website

Monica Krzyminski & Aaron Orozco Married October 13, 2012

Beat the Lotto Parish Raffle Tickets $100 each

Get your paid tickets in before Saturday, December 8th for our Early Bird Drawings with prizes totaling $5,000. Your ticket goes back into the drum for the BIG Drawing on February 10, 2013. Only 1500 Tickets sold. Winner need not be present. Profits go to the following eleven sharing organizations. Holy Name Society Tuition Assistance Program Altar & Rosary Society School Operations Athletic Commission Overall Parish Operations Polish Club Mothers Club Religious Education Youth Ministry Parish Council

More tickets are available. To answer any questions, or for more tickets or if you did not receive your ticket yet, please call one of your LOTTO committee members:
Nancy (630) 257-2860 Mary Beth (630) 257-2998 Mary (630) 257-0569 Lorianne (630) 739-6966 Rose (815) 254-0367 Joan Mickey Jo Ann Keith Anita (630) 257-2939 (630) 243-6386 (312) 203-7355 (630) 257-9791 (630) 243-8970

Early Bird Drawing December 8, 2012

Prizes: 1st 2nd 3rd-4th 5th-10th $1,500.00 $1,000.00 $500.00 $250.00

Grand Drawing February 10, 2013

Prizes: Grand Prize 2nd 3rd 4th-6th 7th-21st 22nd-25th $40,000.00 $4,000.00 $3,000.00 $2,000.00 $1,000.00 $500.00

Dont forget to mark an organization on your ticket! A ticket can be sold to 1, 2, 5 and even 10 people. There is also a Sellers Raffle with your name entered in a special raffle for every 5 tickets sold.

All tickets returned to drum for final drawing

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SS. Cyril & Methodius Parish United in Faith September 22nd through September 30th, 2012

October 21, 2012

ALEXANDER CHRISTOPHER KRYNSKI, son of Przemyslaw and Rasa (Apolianskaite) Krynski TYLER JAMES RYDBERG, son of Robert and Becky (Cunz) Rydberg MATILDA GRACE STEHLIK, daughter of Milan and Katarzyna (Wysocka) Stehlik CASSANRA STEPHANIE MADEJ, daughter of Matthew and Sherisa (Pinkerman) Madej KAIDA JEAN MUSCHER, daughter of Justin and Julie (Burkhart) Muscher VIVIANA OLIVIA KASS, daughter of Daniel and Elzbieta (Bocheneko) Kass MITCHELL JAMES SWIATKOWSKI, son of Matt and Allison (Frisby) Swiatkowski BENJAMIN JOHN DUZAN, son of Corey and Katie (Lennon) Duzan AUSTIN TED STYRCZULA, son of Jerry and Kristina (Kairiuniene) Styrczula

Helping Hands Needs Your Help

Over the summer months, our shelves in Helping Hands have been depleted. We need your help to stock up for the Fall and Winter months. Helping Hands collects food to distribute to members of the Lemont community. Grocery bags are available in the back of church to remind you to consider picking up items on your next grocery visit to return to church. Monetary donations are also greatly appreciated. We are always in need of non-perishable foods like canned soups and vegetables, pasta, sauces, chili, tuna, cereal and baking and pancake mixes. We also need non-food items such as paper towels, napkins, soaps (hand, dish and laundry), shampoo, mouthwash and toothpaste. Thank you for your support and generosity!

HOPE; an Immigrant Story Sixty-five thousand undocumented student (DREAMers), including Christina, graduate from high school each year. Christina was brought to Chicago at 3, graduated from a local high school with a 4.21 GPA and dreamed about becoming a teacher. I learned to acculturate into the American society. I have faith in our God and I know that with your prayers, I will accomplish my dream of becoming an educator. Christina is our neighbor. Please support the DREAM Act and pray that Christina can achieve her goal.

The Holy Name Society Men's Club will be sponsoring a clothing drive to benefit the St. Vincent DePaul Society. The collection will be held on October 27th and 28th following each Mass at St Cyril's. We hope you can begin collecting your clothing for this worthwhile society. Donations will need to be boxed in order to be accepted.

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SS. Cyril & Methodius Parish United in Faith

October 21, 2012

Fr. Larrys hitting the road and traveling south to the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
Hed like to get together with all the U of I students from SS. Cyril & Methodius Parish Sunday, October 28th, 2012 Meet at the Illini Union in the main lobby at 4:30 PM. Join Fr. Larry for Mass at 5 PM at the Newman Center and pizza at 6 PM. Make sure to pass the word... Free Pizza! Please R.S.V.P. to Peggy before Friday, October 26th at Lemont Youth Ministry iHeart Radio Night October 21st, 2012 6:008:30 PM St. Patricks Parish Center Some of todays music is good, some is bad. We will explore the spiritual meaning of music on the charts today. Is God speaking to the youth of today through music? All High School Teens Welcome Optional: Bring your own iPod with your favorite song that has a spiritual meaning to you. Facilitators: Brittany Hunter, David Ehle, Matt Doherty and Mike Lundberg. Special musical guest Connor Matthews. Enter a chance to win an iTUNES gift card. Public Action to Deliver Shelter It is a new PADS year already! And because we are starting a new year we need some supplies for the women and children at the PADS shelter in Palos where we volunteer. If you have the time and the money, would you please bring some cold cereal, cans of soup, womens underwear (plain) in all sizes. Also feminine products; and of course socks, socks, socks; there can never be enough socks! At the St. Lukes site we dont need the small, sample sizes of things. It will really be a big help to get us started. Thanks so much and if you have any questions please feel free to call. Doreen (630) 257-2414.

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SS. Cyril & Methodius Parish United in Faith

October 21, 2012

Holy Eucharist It is a cold winter morning and we are walking to school. I am only six, but still lucky because that school journey is always in the company of my mom, who has been teaching there for many years. Suddenly, throughout the frosty silence we hear the sound of a little bell. My childish curiosity stretches my neck up to see where the ringing is coming from. Yes, I can see two people walking towards us from the other side of the bridge, but at the same time my mom commands me to kneel down and be quiet! It was a priest and one altar server, going to a sick or even dying person and carrying the Holy Eucharist. I will never forget this incredible feeling of kneeling down in the cold snow and being afraid to even look. Before I was able to understand the mystery of the Eucharist, I already learned this one and unique respect, which cannot be explained in one simple definition. With years passing on, I have developed all kinds of different emotions about the Eucharist itself. Going back into the past, I perfectly remember not only the day of my First Communion but the moment of receiving it. We were carefully prepared, and I would even say trained, that this Holy Communion is received only in the kneeling position, can't be bitten, chewed or dropped because it is extremely HOLY. I think most of us were simply afraid, but on the other hand we were really exited. I could feel that I welcomed Jesus Christ right into my heart. I knew and understood at that time how important this moment was and I have the same feeling till today. The importance of the Eucharistic relationship between us and Jesus Christ is growing over the years when we get smarter and more mature in faith. Personally, the Eucharist fills me with warmth, care, love, tears and an indescribable friendship with Jesus. Those feelings keep me close to faith and church and make me a better person in general. They make me remember about God every day.

Sakrament Eucharystii Jest mro ny, zimowy poranek kiedy to wraz z mam pod am do szkoy jak codzie . Mam zaledwie sze lat ale fakt, e zawsze towarzyszy mi mama, ktra uczy w tej e szkole od lat, czyni mnie maym szcz liwcem. Nagle, w czasie naszego marszu, dobiega do mnie w tej mro nej ciszy d wi k maego dzwoneczka. Dzieci ca ciekawo zmusza mnie do wykrycia rda tego tejemniczego odgosu. W ko cu, z drugiej strony mostu, jestem w stanie dostrzec dwoje ludzi id cych w nasz stron . W tym samym momencie mama nakazuje mi, e mam ukl kn i by cicho! Niewiele rozumiej c z tej sytuacji, rozpoznaj ksi dza w towarzystwie jednego ministranta. P niej dowiedziaam si , e to jest Naj wi tszy Sakrament niesiony do chorej a mo e nawet umieraj cej osoby. Nigdy nie zapomn tego niesamowitego uczucia kl czenia w niegu, boj c si podnie wzrok i popatrze. Zanim byam w stanie poj tajemnic Eucharystii, przez to proste do wiadczenie, zrodzi si we mnie nieopisany szacunek i respekt do tej maej, biaej hostii. W miar upywu czasu wyksztaciy si we mnie r nego rodzaju odczucia zwi zane z Eucharysti . Cofaj c si w przeszo , wspominam dzie swojej Pierwszej Komunii wi tej i moment jej przyj cia. Byli my do tego bardzo wnikliwie przygotowywani, wr cz trenowani. Przyjmowanie Komunii wi tej odbywao si z najwi ksz czci , zawsze w pozycji kl cz cej, wykazuj c przy tym ogromn uwag aby jej nie przygry . Czuo si wr cz, e przyjmuje si Pana Jezusa prosto do serca. Rozumiaam powag sytuacji b d c dzieckiem i ciesz si , e to uczucie nie opu cio mnie, a do dzisiejszego dnia. Uwa am, e to uczucie czno ci i przyja ni jakie jest mi dzy nami a Panem Jezusem, zmienia si i ro nie z biegiem lat, kiedy stajemy si starsi i dojrzalsi w wierze. Eucharystia napenia mnie uczuciem fizycznego ciepa, opieki, mio ci oraz daje mi poczucie nieopisanej cznosci z Jezusem. Te wszystkie osobiste do wiadczenia pomagaj mi by blisko wiary, ko cioa i czyni mnie lepszym czowiekiem na codzie . Dzi ki nim pami tam o Bogu w ka dym dniu mojego ycia.

Miroslawa Sojka-Topor

Miroslawa Sojka-Topor

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SS. Cyril & Methodius Parish United in Faith

October 21, 2012

College Connection
Lemont Tri-Parish Youth Ministry has introduced a new program called the College Connection. The program is designed to keep a connection to students leaving home and their parishes through mail that will be sent to them while they are away at school. Students will receive bulletins, care packages, prayers and other surprises sent to their mailboxes while away at school. To be a part of the program email Mike Lundberg, Tri-Parish Youth Minister, at with the name and school address of the student that would like to participate. St. Adalberts is Coming! Next weekend we welcome our sharing parish, St. Adalberts to join us in prayer at our 5:30 PM Mass on Saturday, October 27th. Join in fellowship with their parishioners and members of the choir at Mass and a simple reception following in the gym provided by the Altar & Rosary Society.

Liturgical Ministers Needed Liturgical Ministers are needed for all Masses. If you would like to serve your parish in one of its ministries, please contact the Liturgy Office at or phone 630.257-5806. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Distribute Holy Communion (bread and wine) at Mass. Prior to becoming a Eucharistic Minister, training is required by the Archdiocese of Chicago. Upon completion of training, the person is then commissioned at Mass and given a certificate from the Archdiocese. Lectors Proclaim the Word of God at Mass and for Prayer Services and also offer the Prayers of the Faithful when a deacon is not present. Upon completion of a mandatory training program, the person is commissioned as a lector and is usually scheduled once a month.

Walk of Love - Build a Lasting Memory - Tribute Brick Reservations

SS. Cyril & Methodius Parish has a unique location on our historical and sacred parish grounds to remember those we love with the Walk of Love pathway leading to the entrance of our Church. You can inscribe names on paving bricks that will serve as a permanent message of thanksgiving and love. Reservation form and check may be mailed or dropped in the collection basket. Name ___________________________________________________________________________ Address _________________________________________________________________________ City _____________________________________ Home Phone ______________________________ State ___________ Zip ____________

Daytime phone ____________________

Please reserve a 4 x 8 tribute brick for $200. I have enclosed a check payable to SS. Cyril & Methodius. I understand that the inscription on the tribute brick will read exactly as printed in the grid below. Inscription has a limit of 3 lines and 13 characters per line, including spaces.

Please note that bricks will be located randomly; we cannot request nor determine where any individual brick will be placed.

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SS. Cyril & Methodius Parish United in Faith New American Saints by Marietta Vargo, Liturgy and Adult Faith Formation Director Today in Rome, Pope Benedict will canonize two American women, Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha and Blessed Marianne Cope. firewood and get water from streams. She often went to the woods alone to speak to God and listen to Him in her heart and in the voice of nature.

October 21, 2012

Kateri Tekakwitha, the first native American Indian saint, was born in upstate New York in 1656. At the age of four her parents and brother died of smallpox. Kateri survived, but it left her face badly scared. Her vision was also impaired and Kateri was named, Tekakwitha which means she who bumps into things. Kateri was adopted by aunts and an uncle. Kateris mother was Catholic, but Kateri was never baptized. Kateri was drawn to the Catholic faith as a child, but her uncle was opposed to Christianity. He distrusted the white man because of their treatment of Indians and for bringing diseases to their villages. According to her tribal custom, Kateri was paired with a boy whom she was expected to marry. Kateri, however, wanted to dedicate her life to God, not marry. Kateri loved nature and worked in the fields with her aunts, tending to the corn, beans, and squash, and she took care of their home. In the forests, she would pick the roots needed to prepare dyes and medicines, collect

At age of 20, Kateri was baptized and given the name Catherine. Her choice was not accepted by her village, however, and Kateri was threatened, ridiculed and suffered great hostility. Two years later she escaped to a settlement of Christian Indians in Canada, traveling 200 miles through woods and rivers. In her new village, Kateri lived a life of prayer and penance, taught prayers to children, and took care of the sick and the elderly, and made a vow of perpetual virginity. Each day, even in the bitter of winter, she spent hours in the cold chapel. Kateri Tekakwitha was often in poor health. The Lily of the Mohawks, died on April 17, 1680, at the age of 24, and was buried in Quebec, Canada. Those present at her death said that the pock marks from smallpox that disfigured her face vanished and her face was radiant. Her final words were, "Jesus, I love you. Kateris feast day is July 14. She is the patroness of the environment and ecology along with St. Francis of Assisi. Next week, St. Marianne Cope

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SS. Cyril & Methodius Parish United in Faith Please Join

October 21, 2012

Loving God, We thank You for the generous blessings You have bestowed upon Our Faith. May Your Spirit give us the vision to look into our hearts for inspiration, and in your honor, respond with our sacrifice, Our Gift.
Annual Pancake Breakfast Sunday October, 21 2012 8:00 AM12:00 PM Lemont Township Community Center 16300 Alba St. (behind Peppers Auto) Lemont, IL 60439 Adult $7.00 Child (10 & Under) $5.00 Jesus Christ, the son of God, came to serve and give his life for us and we are called to be followers of Him. Do we live our lives to serve others or wanting others to serve us? How does this attitude show itself in our lives and marriage relationship? Do our words and actions reflect the fact that we are followers of our Lord Jesus Christ? Allow God to strengthen, renew and rekindle your marriage sacrament so that it can flourish and reflect his love. The next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends for the Chicago/Northwest Indiana area are November 2-4, 2012, February 15-17, 2013 or April 19-21, 2013. Early registration is highly recommended. For reservations/ information, call Jim & Kris at 1-800-442-3554 or contact us through Nanny Needed Nanny needed for a 7 month old baby, Tuesday through Friday, 6 AM to 5 PM in Orland Park, IL. Prefer bilingual Polish-English. (708) 705-4311. Poszukujemy opiekunki do 7-miesi cznego dziecka od wtorku do pi tku od 6 am do 5 pm w Orland Park, IL. (708) 705-4311.
Some of you may be aware that we have a knit and crochet group called Loops of Love. We have been going for a couple of years and the of love people who attend from the various churches in Lemont are amazing! They teach people to both knit and crochet, correct mistakes, give encouragement and produce wonderful things themselves. We thought it would be a good time to give you an update of what we have done to date. We have donated 373 items. This includes some knitted and crocheted items that others in the churches have made or inherited and brought to us to distribute. We have made and donated afghans, prayer shawls, dish clothes, hot pads, spa clothes, hats, scarves and gloves, mittens and baby blankets. They have been donated to individuals, Cornerstone, Courage, Crafty Angels, Misericordia, Lemont Center, PADS at St Luke, Red Scarf-Orphan Foundation, Lemont Churches (prayer shawls), and Great Lakes Naval Station. Join us! If the group is new to you and you would like to join us please do. Contact Doreen at (630) 257-2414.

Help us as we care for this sacred and holy place, Our Home, where we come to offer you glory, praise and honor. Amen.

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SS. Cyril & Methodius Parish United in Faith

October 21, 2012

All Souls Day Mass

On Friday, November 2nd we celebrate All Souls Day. On this day we hold in our hearts and in our prayers those who have gone before us in faith. There will be a special mass at 6 PM to remember those who have died this past year. There will be a candle lighting ceremony and the reading of names. Everyone is welcome. Please join us as we remember all who have died at this liturgy. All are invited to bring a picture of those who have died that will be displayed in front of church during November.

Who Becomes a Catholic Today? Who are the people who join the Catholic Church today? You or someone you know may be in one of the following life situations:
i Young people who are engaged to

marry Catholics want to share not only their lives and values, but also their faith.
i Young parents who are expecting

their first born or have children starting school often find that this is the time to join a faith community that will help them find God in their lives and establish moral values in their family.
i People who are baptized either in the Catholic faith or

another Christian religion, but were not brought up or educated in the religion. As the years go by, they may seek to return to their Christian roots.
i People from all backgrounds that are seeking God in

Mass Schedule All Saints Day Thursday, November 1st 7:00 AM (English) 9:00 AM School Mass 11:30 AM (Polish) 4:30 PM (Polish) 6:00 PM (English) 7:30 PM (Polish) All Souls Day, Friday, November 2nd 7:00 AM (English) 11:30 AM (Polish) 6:00 PM (English)

their liveslooking for answers to life and death questions. The Catholic Church offers great traditions of Scripture, the worship of God in vibrant liturgies, intellectual studies of theology, joyful celebrations through the Sacraments, care for the sick and the dying and love and hope for the poor of the world. How Does a Person Become Catholic? The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is a process by which the Catholic Church welcomes new members into its communal life. The RCIA is a living experience of the Church, and not just a series of classes which teach knowledge about the Church. Although there is instruction in the facts of the faith, instruction is but one part of a larger experience of knowing and sharing with other members of the Church. Who is RCIA for? It is for non-Christian men and women; for Christians that are not Catholic; for Catholics who are baptized, but have no religious training. How Can I Join? The Catholic churches in Lemont work together in this experience. Contact Fr. Larry or Doreen at (630) 2572414 and watch the bulletins for further details. New Group Now Forming for Fall

7:30 PM (Polish)

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Margaret Frass Margie Dorothy Wesolowski Kathy Moran Margaret Finnegan Anna Van Orden Anna Zoltek Lebrenda Case Clara Povalish Frank Polli Florence Kazich Sandi Merlo Joseph Perry Delores Bromberek Eleanor Povalish Genevieve Barbagallo Delores Beltrami -Lucchini Marion Galante Nick Hernandez Stella Troc Rose Miller Jozef Kopinski Regina Madeja Victor Splitt Jim Bailey Marianne Danko Art Danko Pat Salerno Mrs. Hindo John LaSota Alexandria Stojanov Gerry Pytlewski Mari Cleary Maria Bobowski Micaela Martinez Susan Baley Joel Falco Jim Christmann Don Barcza Edmund Povalish Patrick Nickols Joanne Novak Louie Novak John E. Rutkowski Dan Mulligan Linda Palmer Rose Kureja Dennis Lucheon James Lapansky Vivian Hinson William Stenz Bob Smith Samuel Tavolino Valentine Slachetka Dr. Edward Matuga Sr. Joan-Marie Kryszak Carol Krajewski Michael Bromberek Lloyd Hoster, Jr. Janina TylkaSuleja Irene Zaremba Pam Brickey Olivia Buciak Debbie Grand

October 21, 2012

Czym yje nasza parafia...

Lucille Handorf Stanley Chrzanowsky Angie Knopinski Nathan S. McKenna Lottie Bylina James McNamara James Hanley Lillian Kuzak Kim Bromberek Lynn Porter Janet LaSota Eleanor Twardowski Betty Bolino Milda Praninskas Lucy Lejeaunesse Anne Orlowski Stephanie Langheld Sam Caruso Cheryl Povalish Dale Chappell Dolores Langheld Virginia Kozlowski Allen Govic Nancy Hoinacki Richard Cieski Deana Gozder Katherine Boyle Marie Kasl

pieszmy si kocha ludzi tak szybko odchodz . Porz dek Mszy wi tych na Uroczysto Wszystkich wi tych i Dzie Zaduszny Czwartek, 1 Listopada, Uroczysto Wszystkich wi tych: 11:30 AM, 4:30 PM, 7:30 PM Pi tek, 2 Listopada, Dzie Zaduszny: 11:30 AM, 7:30 PM

To add a name or have someone visit you in the hospital or in your home, please call us at (630) 257-2776.

Alicja Szczepanik

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Wtorek, 23 Pa dziernik
Wieczr modlitw do Matki Bo ej Cz stochowskiej..7:00pm

Niedziela, 28 Pa dziernik
Msza w..8:30am.1:30 pm

Czym jest Autentyczne ycie?

Tum. Rediscover Catholicism by Matthew Kelly

Autentyczne ycie zaczyna si prostym pragnieniem bycia tym kim Bg nas stworzy oraz wspprac z Bogiem poprzez granie roli, ktr skonstruowa On dla nas w historii czowiecze stwa. Przygoda zbawienia zaczyna si kiedy przestajemy pyta: Co jest w tym dla mnie? i zwracamy si pokornie do Boga w naszych sercach pytaj c: Jak mog su y? Jak prac pragniesz abym dokona ze swoim yciem? Jaka jest twoja wola dla mojego ycia? Ka da generacja odwraca si od Boga plecami na swj wasny sposb. Nasza wspczesna era gwatownie zbuntowaa si przeciwko idei woli Boga. Desperacko utrzymuj c zudzenie, e to oni maj kontrol nad swoim yciem, wielu wspczesnych chrze cijan odwrcio si plecami od Boga lub stworzyo now duchow retoryk , ktra pozwala im wybirczo okre la wol Bo dla swojego ycia. Jednak to wa nie poddanie wasnej woli w r ce Boga charakteruzuje zmagania chrze cijanina. ycie duchowe jest gwnie skoncentrowane na pojedy czej dynamice oddania naszej indywidualnej woli Bogu. Bg wzywa ka dego z nas do ycia Autentycznym yciem. Skonstruowa on to ycie tak, aby czy nasze prawowite potrzeby, nasze najg bsze pragnienia, oraz nasze jedyne w swoim rodzaju talenty. Czym bardziej bliskie i harmonijne te trzy rzeczy s ku sobie, tym bardziej stajesz si prawdziwie sob .

21- Jakub Strzemi , biskup.Pochodzi z rodziny mieszcza skiej zamieszkaej w ziemi krakowskiej. W modo ci wst pi do zakonu franciszkanw i zwi za si z grup w drownych misjonarzy. Przez kilka lat Jakub penil funkcj przeo onego klasztoru we Lwowie. Z zachowanych dokumentw wynika, e by czowiekiem roztropnym, gorliwym w pracy apostolskiej i autentycznie wi tobliwym.By arliwym czcicielem Naj wi tszego Sakramentu i Matki Bo ej i oba te nabo e stwa gor co propagowa. 22- Bogosawionego Jana Pawa II 24-Antoni Maria Claret, biskup.Pragn c po wi ci si na su b Bogu, w wolnych chwilach uczy si aciny Jako misjonarz diecezjalny gosi nauki na odpustach, rekolekcjach i misjach parafialnych. Widz c potrzeb szerszego oddziaywania, otworzy w Barcelonie drukarni , w ktrej wydawa czasopisma i broszurki religijne.W tym czasie zao y te kilka stowarzysze religijnych, anga uj cych ludzi wieckich do apostolstwa. Z jego incjatywy powstao zgromadzenie Misjonarzy Synw Niepokalanego Serca Maryi, zwane od nazwiska zao yciela klaretynami.Wprowadzi obowi zek goszenia dorocznych rekolekcji, a wreszcie zorganizowa seminarium duchowne dla ksztacenia kadr kapa skich. Pozostawi po sobie ponad 200 pism religijnych i olbrzym dorobek wydawniczy, Jego dzieo prowadzi nadal powoane przez niego zgromadzenie. 26- Dymitr z Rostowa, biskup.Zdoby gruntowne wyksztacenie, wst pi do klasztoru w Kijowie, gdzie otrzyma wi cenia kapa skie. Zasyn jako znakomity kaznodzieja. Dzieem jego ycia stao si opracowanie ywotw wi tych.Wzorowa si na ywotach Piotra Skargi, ale si gn e do innych rdel. By niezwykle gorliwym pasterzem, dbaj cym o wyksztacenie duchowie stwa, a tak e miosiernym wobec ludzi biednych i nieszcz liwych. Broni prawdy o Niepokalanym Pocz ciu Naj wi tszej Maryi Panny i szerzy naboe stwo do Naj wi tszego Sakramentu. By wielkim czcicielem Naj wi tszego Serca Jezusowego.

Ks. Marcin D. Szczypula

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Mass Intentions
Monday October 22nd 7:00 AM = JAMES BUGLIO by Fr. Larry GODS BLESSINGS FOR MICHAEL WOLL by Halina Tuesday October 23rd 7:00 AM = STANISAW & MARIA ZAGAJA by Czesawa Bogu = EDWARD V. LISOWSKI by Beverly Marzec 9:00 AM SCHOOL MASS 8:00 PM (Polish) = JAN & ANNA NOWOBILSKI by Donna & John Nowobilski = WOJCIECH & ANNA JURASZEK by Leona Cislak Wednesday October 24th 7:00 AM = EDWARD V. LISOWSKI by John & Janet LaSota 9:00 AM SCHOOL MASS 6:30 PM (Polish) O B. BO E DLA JZEFA Z RODZIN by Family = AUGUSTYN PR DKI by Family Thursday October 25th 7:00 AM GODS BLESSINGS FOR RICHARD GUZIOR by The Guzior Family = EDWARD V. LISOWSKI by the Ptacek Family Friday October 26th 7:00 AM = MARIA GRZEGORZAK by the Maturlak Family = CASIMIR KLUGA by Virginia Kielma

Saturday October 27th 7:00 AM GODS BLESSINGS FOR SIBYL GUZIOR by the Guzior Family = MIECZYSAW CHROBAK by the Mikos Family 11:00 AM WEDDING: Joanna Kowalczyk & Krystian Marek 1:00 PM WEDDING: Violetta Maacha & Tomasz Bendyk 3:00 PM WEDDING: Elizabeth Dabrowski & Davide Risiglioni 5:30 PM = FRANK & GERTRUDE DURLAK by their Grandchildren = MR. & MRS. JOHN CZEKAJ by Dolores Kernagis Sunday October 28th 7:00 AM = ERIN KATHLEEN ERNST by The Lemont Police Department & Cadets = EDWARD V. LISOWSKI by Alicja & Micha Latawiec 8:30 AM (Polish) = STANISAW UKANUS by the Strama Family = WADYSAW ZMARZLINSKI by Crka z Rodzin 10:30 AM = REV. JOSEPH GREMBLA by His Family = WALTER OPRZEDEK by His Family 12:00 PM = BERNADETTE GEMBARA by Janice Weston = JOZEF SAMSEL & FAMILY MEMBERS by Barbara Rajca 1:30 PM (Polish) = JZEF BUDZ by Family = FRANCISZKA BIELANSKA by Bielanski & Bobek Family


The following is the attendance, envelope count and contribution totals for October 13th & 14th, 2012:
Mass time Count Envelopes Contribution

5:30 PM 7:00 AM 8:30 AM 10:30 AM 12:00 PM 1:30 PM Totals

351 174 335 544 423 391 2,218

136 107 161 179 110 64 757

$2,489.00 1,708.00 2,285.50 3,721.00 1,852.00 1,183.00 $13,238.50

Calling all Men of our Parish!! Holy Name Society Mens Club is hosting a "Monday Night Bears Game" on October 22, 2012 at 7:30 PM in Fr. Sivore Hall. Enjoy a night of "Bears Football" conversation, food and refreshments!

Adult attendance envelope count for the second week of October reflects 30% of parishioners use their weekly envelopes; attendance includes adults and children.

Front Cover:
Christ meeting the mother and sons of Zebedee Paolo Veronese Oil on canvas, 1565 Muse de Grenoble, France

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Upcoming Events:
Sunday, October 21st: Youth Ministry Mtg., 6-8:30 PM, St. Pats Center Monday, October 22nd: HNS Monday Night Football 7:30 PM, FSH Wednesday, October 24th: RE Board Mtg., 6:30 PM, Faculty Lounge Thursday, October 25th: Ministers of Care Mtg., 7 PM, RMR Saturday, October 27th, 2012: St. Adalbert reception following 5:30 PM Mass, Gym Saturday, Sunday, October 27th & 28th, 2012 HNS Clothing Drive, after all Masses, parking lot

Tuesday, October 23rd: Weekly devotions at 7 PM which consist of the Rosary, Chaplet of the Divine Mercy, Pro Life Prayers, Benediction and Sacrament of Reconciliation. After devotions, a Mass in Polish will be celebrated at 8 PM. Wednesday, October 24th: Polish Mass at 6:30 PM followed by Rosary at 7:30 PM.

Please pray for

We ask you to please keep in your prayers the following parishioners who are on active duty in the military:

Jessica Finocchio & Nick McDonough Renee Bober & Mark Kroplewski Lisa Rubik & Greg Botica
May Perpetual Light Shine Upon Him
In your prayers please remember the soul of Robert J. Wilczewski. May his soul and the souls of all our faithful departed family and friends rest in everlasting Peace.

Bogumila Bielanska, Sgt.; LCPL Matthew Gill; Josh McManus, USMC; Stephan Staniulis, USMC, Gunnery Sergeant; LCPL Robert Stasiak; Don Tabron, CWO 5, US Army; George T. Burke, Staff Sergeant, USMC, Iraq; LCPL Cassie Leja, USMC, Iraq; Matthew Waugh, USMC, LCPL, Afghanistan; Capt. Catherine R. Chappell, Pilot HC130, U.S. Air Force; Frank Romanowski, Army Combat Medic; Mark Zajac, U. S. Navy; Keith Zajac, U.S. Navy; LCPL David Ehle, USMC; Jason Hoster, Sergeant National Guard, Kuwait.

Parish Contributions October 6th & 7th, 2012

Envelopes Childrens envelopes Electronic Fund (weekly) Total 757 11 65 $ 13,238.50 10.00 1,163.00 $ 14,411.50

757 envelopes plus weekly EFT donations represent 33% of our parishioners. Your donations help meet our immediate needs, repairs and improvements. We sincerely appreciate your generosity.
Currently, Electronic Fund Transfers are being used by 64 families on a weekly basis and 115 families on a monthly basis. For October 2012, monthly electronic donations amounted to $7,296

Electronic Fund Transfer Electronic Fund Transfer, (EFT), is the process of automatically having your contribution offering transferred from your checking or saving account to St. Cyrils account. What will EFT do for you? No more check writing No more looking for the correct currency Automated record keeping Once you have signed up for Electronic Fund Transfer you will no longer need envelopes except for special second collections. If your financial situation changes, you may change or stop your payment at any time by calling the parish office. Return the completed form by mail or place it in the collection basket marked ATTN: Annie. You will be sent an EFT form with more information about the EFT process. If you have any questions or concerns, please call Annie at (630) 257-2776.

Electronic Fund Transfer Request Form

Name: __________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________ City/ST/Zip: _____________________________________ Phone:_____________________ Envelope Number _____

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Liturgical Ministers Weekend Schedule

October 27th & 28th 5:30 PM English Mass Celebrant
Fr. Zake

D. Ehle M. Krawczyk

Eucharistic Ministers Host Cup

S. Stoffels D. Bibly S. Pavlovic P. Gozder A. Wozniak J. Cisek K. Hejna K. Hejna J. Koziol L. Dastych J. Johnson S. Antonopoulos L. Czupta (choir) M. Kickels J. Wilczewski R. Wilczewski C. Maturlak K. Maturlak R. Schmidt J. Tejkowski T. Nickleski C. Barcus M. B. Rudis T. Ziebell U. Pazdan B. Rajca E. Neubauer M. Krupa K. Jenner C. Tomala D. Hoinacki (choir) A. Rimbo C. Long F. Zelezinski L. Zelezinski H. Nowak

Altar Servers
Elizabeth B. Christian M. Matthew S. Thomas I. Steven I. Cayley H. Jessica W. Karina M. Mateusz J. Christina T. Zachary S. Bart Z.

7:00 AM English Mass 8:30 AM Polish Mass 10:30 AM English Mass

Fr. Lisowski

L. Wood E. Gren W. Sendra W. Rebizant J. LaSota J. LaSota

Fr. Szczypula

Fr. Lisowski

12:00 Noon English Mass 1:30 PM Polish Mass 5:00 PM St. Patrick

Fr. Lisowski

D. Anderson C. Korte

Lauren S. Lindsay S. Kevin T. Matthew O. Andrew B. Jacob K.

Fr. Szczypula

G. Witkowski R. Witkowski

Fr. Szczypula