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Saint Albert the Great

8000 s. Linder

BURBANK

Parish

IL 60459 (708) 423-0321

Fourth SUNDAY OF ADVENT - December 21, 2014

Welcome
All are

In this House of God

The child to be born will be


called holy, the Son of God.
- Luke 1:35

MASS INTENTIONS
Monday, December 22, 2014
6:30 am 7:30 am 8:30 am + Mary Westberg, + Lucille Kasper
7:00 pm - Simbang Gabi Mass
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
6:30 am 7:30 am 8:30 am + Souls in Purgatory
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
6:30am + McGarry & Kelly Family, + Mary Reeder
7:30am 8:30am + Al Steffek
4:00 pm + Mary & Joseph Trojak, + Hattie Lunak
+ Ted & Minnie Grasseschi
+ Alexander & Cecilia Mikrut
8:00 pm + Mieczyslaw Antol
10:00 pm + Maria Nemtusiak 3rd Anniv. of Death
+ Raymond & Marian Papiernik
+ Krystyna Marszalek
+ Antoni Dudlo 9th Anniv. of Death
12:00 am + John & Alfreda Placzek
Thursday, December 25, 2014
The Nativity of the Lord
6:15 am + Michal Ligas - Anniv. of Death
7:30 am + Marietta & Carmine Cesario
+ Salvatore & Rosaria Sturino
+ Ercole & Innocenza Sturino
+ The Botta Family
9:00 am + Jerry ONeil, + Chris Janowiak
+ Wendelin Janowiak, + Stella Milarczyk
+ Vito & Evelyn Mattera
10:30 am + Stanislaw Brozny
+ Michal Ligas anniv. of Death
+ Brozny, Truty, Wlodarczyk & Duda Families
- Brozny, Truty & Wlodarczyk Families - Blessings
12:00 pm + Helen Jasinski, + Sean Murphy
1:30 pm + Zofia & Jan Szewczyk
+ Adam Szewczyk, + Maria Stolarczyk
5:00 pm 6:30 pm Friday, December 26, 2014
Saint Stephen, The First Martyr
6:30am + Donald Kupiec
7:30 am 8:30 am 12:00 pm + Stefan Rapacz, + Stanislaw Kij
7:00 pm Saturday, December 27, 2014
7:30 am 8:30 am 5:00 pm + Pat M. Fischer, + Juisepe Imbarrato
+ Manuel R. Garcia, + Karol Malek
6:30 pm - Filipino Mass
(continued in the next column)

Best Wishes for a Joyful Christmas,


and Many Blessings of the Newborn Jesus,
to all Parishioners, and Guests
of St. Albert the Great Parish
from our Pastor Fr. Michael Zoufal,
Fr. Anthony Brooks, Fr. Marcin Szczypula,
and the Missionary Sisters of Christ the King.
LET US PRAY For the sick: Sharon
Bartt, Robert Pusateri. John Smykowski,
Ed Mickiewicz, Carol Ann Botta-Bartucci,
Peg Coleman, Mary Navarro, Maria
Ganibaldi, Eckhaus & Leano Family, Tom
Majewski, Sandie
Powers,
Emma
Swerdlof, Mike Mazur, Mike Coleman,
Bernadine Miller, Barbara Simich, Michael
Mazurek, Trine Pineda, Debbie Ohara, Diana Barahona, Robert
Skrobutt, Flora Mortell, Renee Rubio, Rev. Thomas Mescall, Nancy
& Wayne Kinzie, Connie Melody, Marie King Doyle, Johanna Pusateri,
Rose Heiden, Sr. Barbara Jean Ciszek, Marlene Johanes, Mary
Sochacz, Marilyn Buchalski, Carmella Mazurek, Bernice Ciszek, Bill
& Ruth Eichnamm, Diane and Robert Juris, Dorothy Reid, Salvatore
Bottari, Theresa Lonski, Alex Silverman, Janelle Demski, Bussie &
Hedderman Families, Sister Patricia Labuda, Walter Anderson,
Shirley McVane, Cheryl Korosa, Mary Ann Riccio., Robert Priley &
Family, Sacino & Iacoveppi Family, Shirley Ralston, Dolores Berndale,
Guillermina Aguilar, Hania Szychowska.
For the deceased: George Maj, Penny Prokop.
(continued from previous column)

Sunday, December 28, 2014


The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph
6:15 am 7:30 am 9:00 am 10:30 am + Jan Maziarz, + Wladyslaw Bugara
12:00 pm + Benjamin Penny
1:30 pm + Agnes Dvorcek
5:00 pm 6:30 pm - Emigdio & Maria Gutierrez - 25th Wedding Anniv.
+ Narcisa Valdez

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24TH


4:00 p.m. Mass in English
8:00 p.m. Mass in Polish
10:00 p.m. Mass in Polish
12:00 a.m. Midnight Mass
in English
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26T
H
26TH
ST. STEPHEN,
THE FIRST MARTYR
6:30 a.m. Mass in English
7:30 a.m. Mass in Polish
8:30 a.m. Mass in English
12:00 p.m. Mass in Polish
7:00 p.m. Mass in Polish

ALL

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 25TH


6:15 a.m. Mass in Polish
7:30 a.m. Mass in English
9:00 a.m. Mass in English
10:30 a.m. Bilingual Mass
in English and Polish
12:00 p.m. Mass in English
1:30 p.m. Mass in Polish
5:00 p.m. Mass in Polish
6:30 p.m. Mass in Spanish
CHRISTMAS IN THE HEART

PA R I S H I O N E R S A R E I N V I T E D TO

Christmas! Tis the season for kindling


the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial
fire of charity in the heart. Washington Irving

J OI N U S F OR T H E

S I M BA N G G A B I M A S S
MONDAY - DECEMBER 22, 2014 AT 7:00 PM
Reception will follow in Rogers Hall.

CONTINUAL CHRISTMAS

A good conscience is a continual


Christmas.
Benjamin Franklin

TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION


By the year 800, when anointing was defined as the proper office of priests, very complicated rituals began to
take shape. Perhaps this was to reassure the laity, who had memories of an earlier practice, that the new way was
not only better, but impossible for a layperson to conduct. Blessings and sprinkling of holy water, the singing of as
many as seven psalms, penance, anointing of all the senses, viaticum, all capped off by the clothing of the sick
person in penitential garments, were part of the rite. This proved unwieldy, and creative spirits got to work. By the
1500s people made distinctions between visiting the sick, anointing, and viaticum.
The attempt of the Church to be faithful to the image of a healing Christ has some complicated history,
including centuries when the celebration was rare. Most sick people had no access to the rites at all; only monastics
or the well-off had much hope of this care. Today, those unhappy days are long behind us, and the care of the sick
is an essential task in every parishs life. As Christmas approaches almost everyone comes in contact with someone
who is a candidate for pastoral care. You live out the best of our tradition when you arrange for a sick person to
receive Holy Communion or the sacrament of the sick and the consolation of regular contact with the faith
community. Rev. James Field, Copyright J. S. Paluch Co.

SECOND COLLECTION NEXT WEEKEND


will be for the St. Albert the Great
Roof Campaign

Our goal is.....................$300,000.00


Amount collected.......... $190,461.81
Amount still needed.......$109,538.19
Thank you for your support
and consideration

WEDDING BANNS

III - Mark Koll & Michelle Dudek

THE 2015 MASS BOOK IS OPEN


PLEASE STOP AT THE PARISH OFFICE
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RESERVE MASS INTENTIONS.

St. Albert the Great School News


Congratulations to our Worlds Finest
Chocolate Candy Sale Winners:
Our 1st Place Winner is 3rd grader Isabella
Brodnick who sold 21 cases of candy. FYI, this is the 5th year in a row
that Isabella is the 1st Place Winner! Wow!
Our 2nd Place Winner is 8th grader Leonardo Kanan
who sold 12 cases of candy. We had three 3rd Place Winners:
Sophia Munguia, a 5th grader sold 7.5 cases of candy.
Meagan Hecker, a 7th grader sold 7 cases of candy.
Carmine DiMiele, a 2nd grader sold 7 cases of candy
Thank you to these students who sold 54.5 cases together.
A very special thank you to their parents who stood outside
of stores with them, walked door to door, took candy to work to
sell, and helped in whatever way they could to help our school.

Pictured l to r: back row; Leonardo


Kanan & Meagan Hecker middle row;
Sophia Munguia, Isabella Brodnick
front row; Carmine DiMiele

MASSES
SATURDAY
5:00 PM Sunday Obligation (English)
SUNDAY
7:30 AM, 9:00 AM, 12:00 PM (English)
10:30 AM (English-Polish)
6:15 AM, 1:30 PM and 5:00 PM (Polish), 6:30 PM (Spanish)
WEEKDAY MASSES (Monday-Friday)
6:30 AM, 8:30 AM (English), 7:30 AM (Polish)
SATURDAY MASS 7:30 AM ( Polish) 8:30 AM (English)
SACRED HEART ADORATION CHAPEL
Open 7 day a week from 8:30AM to 8:30 PM
FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION 5:00-7:00PM
Bilingual Confessions 5:00-6:00PM, 6:00 PM Mass (Polish)
HOLY DAYS Please refer to schedules printed
in the bulletin prior to the Holiday.
Vigil Mass - 7:00 PM (evening before Holy Day)
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Saturday 4:00-4:45 PM
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
1st, 2nd and 3rd Sundays at 3:15 PM
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE All wedding arrangements
must be made with a parish priest 6 months prior to
scheduled date. Times of marriages are as follows:
Saturday 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM, Sunday - no weddings
REV. MICHAEL L. ZOUFAL, PASTOR
REV. JOSEPH P. LYNCH, PASTOR EMERITUS
REV. ANTHONY BROOKS, SCh. ASSOCIATE PASTOR
REV. MARCIN SZCZYPULA, ASSOCIATE PASTOR
IRVIN A. BRYCE, JR., PERMANENT DEACON
RAYMUNDO DIAZ DE LEON, PERMANENT DEACON
MISSIONARY SISTERS OF CHRIST THE KING:
SR. WERONIKA ILNICKA, SR. MARIA NIWA
SR. AGNIESZKA KORTIAK

RECTORY ..(708)423-0321
PLEBANIA (po polsku)..(708)423-0321
For Sacraments of Baptism, Marriage, parish registration,
convert instruction, prolonged illness at home.
PARISH WEBSITE
www.stalbertgreat.com
E-MAIL StAlbert@archchicago.org
PARISH BOUNDARIES
North-75th St. East-Cicero, West-Narragansett
South-87th St. (Cicero to Austin)
83rd St. (Austin to Narragansett)
MINISTRY OF CARE.(708)423-0321
Deacon Irvin A. Bryce Jr.
PRAYER NETWORK....(708)966-4068
Mrs. Marlene Rybicki
ST. ALBERT THE GREAT SCHOOL.(708)424-7757
5535 West State Road
Mr. Terrence K. ORourke, Principal
www.stalbertthegreatschool.com
POLISH CATHOLIC SCHOOL
KS. IGNACEGO POSADZEGO.(708) 423-5715
5555 West State Road
www.szkolaksignacego.com
E-MAIL polska@szkolaksignacego.com
CCD OFFICE...(708)636-0406
5535 West State Road
Deacon Pete Manning, Coordinator

ECHOING MARYS DECISION


The angel Gabriel today confronts Mary with a mystery. The mystery of salvation in Christ is not a mystery that is solved, but a
reality beyond our comprehension that we must choose to enter into. In the liturgy of the Eastern Church, everyone waits to see
if Mary will enter into the mystery: God waits, Adam and Eve and all the souls of the dead who long for paradise wait, angels
wait for new heavenly companions. And there is much rejoicing when her decision is yes. We have less dramatic choices offered to us, but the mystery of our salvation in Christ is by no means solved. We may understand it a bit better due to Marys
yes. We may be a bit closer to it through the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. But it still remains a mystery to
which we all must give our own yes. Soon we will be singing O come, let us adore him. May our Advent prayer, our echo of
Copyright J. S. Paluch Co.
Marys yes, continue then, so we may enter into the mystery of our salvation in Jesus Christ, God among us.

Come and see


our unique
Christmas decorations
located in the
Administration Building
(8000 Linder Avenue).

Niech Nowo Narodzony Chrystus Wam Wszystkim Bogosawi


a wita Boego Narodzenia zbli Was jeszcze bardziej do Boga.
Z pamici w modlitwie Ks. Michael Zoufal , Proboszcz
Ks. Anthony Brooks, Ks. Marcin Szczypula oraz
Siostry Misjonarki Chrystusa Krola:
Wesoych wit!
RODA 24
24--GO GRUDNIA, 2014
WIGILIA BO
BOEGO
EGO NARODZENIA
7:30 a.m. Roraty w jz. Polskim
8:00 p.m. Pasterka dziecica
w jz. Polskim
10:00 p.m. Pasterka w jz. Polskim
Koldy przed Pasterk
Zapraszamy!

CZWARTEK
CZWARTEK,, 25
25--GO GRUDNIA
BO
BOE
E NARODZENIE
6:15 a.m. Msza w. w jz. Polskim
10:30 a.m. Msza w. w jz.
Angielskim i Polskim
1:30 p.m. Msza w. w jz. Polskim
5:00 p.m. Msza w. w jz. Polskim
PI
TEK, 26
26--GO GRUDNIA, 2014
PITEK,
W. SZCZEPANA MCZENNIKA
7:30 a.m. Msza w. w jz. Polskim
12:00 p.m. Msza w. w jz. Polskim
7:00 p.m. Msza w. w jez. Polskim
Spowied w jzyku Polskim

Wtorek, 23 Grudzie
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ***6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.