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THE ASCENSION OF THE LORD MAY 16, 2010

SAINT ALBERT
ST. ALBERT THE GREAT
THE GREATPARISH
PRAY FOR US 5555 STATE ROAD BURBANK ILLINOIS 60459

REV. ROBERT A. STEPEK, PASTOR


REV. RICHARD MILEK, TEMPORARY ADMINISTRATOR
REV. JOSEPH P. LYNCH, PASTOR EMERITUS
REV. ROBERT MARCHWIANY, ASSOCIATE PASTOR
REV. MARIUSZ NAWALANIEC, ASSOCIATE PASTOR
IRVIN A. BRYCE, JR. PERMANENT DEACON
MASSES
SATURDAY
5:00 PM (Sunday Obligation)
SUNDAY
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
1:30 PM AND 5:00 PM POLISH MASSES
WEEKDAY MASSES (Monday-Friday)
6:30 AM AND 8:30 AM
SATURDAY MASS
8:30 AM
HOLY DAYS (Except Christmas and New Year)
Vigil Mass - 5:00 PM (evening before Holy Day)
6:30 AM - 8:30 AM - 6:00PM - 7:30 PM
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Saturday 4:00-4:45 PM
SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM
1st and 3rd Sundays at 3:00 PM RECTORY ………….……………….. ….423-0321
Baptismal Preparation Class PLEBANIA (po polsku)…………… …..423-0321
Last Monday of month at 7:00 PM For Sacraments of Baptism, Marriage,
Parish registration and attendance at the parish registration, convert instruction,
Baptismal Preparation Class are required prior prolonged illness at home.
to Baptism. PARISH WEBSITE
SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE www.stalbertgreat.com
All wedding arrangements must be made with a E-MAIL
parish priest at least 5 months prior to scheduled date. StAlbert@archchicago.org
All couples are required to participate in a marriage PARISH BOUNDARIES
preparation program. Parish registration is a North-75th St. East-Cicero, West-Narragansett,
requirement. Times of marriages are as follows: South-87th St. Cicero to Austin)
Fridays (times available) 83rd St. (Austin to Narragansett)
Saturday 12:00 PM and 2:30 PM MINISTRY OF CARE……………… …...423-0321
Sunday—no weddings Deacon Irvin A. Bryce Jr.
PRAYER NETWORK………………. …..966-4068
Mrs. Marlene Rybicki
SCHOOL……………………………… …424-7757
Mrs. Marilyn Kurowski, Principal
5535 West State Road
http://home.comcast.net/-st.alberts/
CCD OFFICE………………………… ….636-0406
Mr. Kevin Wiseman, Coordinator
5535 West State Road
MASS INTENTIONS FAREWELL BLESSING
SUNDAY, MAY 16, 2010 In the Hebrew scriptures the “farewell bless-
7:30-For the Parishioners ing” is a fairly common way to end the story of
-Special Intention the lives of the great figures in Israel’s faith. The
9:00-Jean Connell farewell blessings of Jacob, Moses, and David are
-Joseph Rawski particularly notable. At the end of Luke’s Gospel,
10:30-Evelyn & Adolph Bloczynski we have a “farewell blessing” by Jesus; it is the
-Jack & Bernadette Phillips - Wedding Anniversary
12:00PM-John Bourke
only time that Jesus is described as giving a bless-
-Joseph, Helen & Harriet Boladz ing to his disciples. Jesus’ farewell, of course, is
1:30PM-POLISH MASS different. Unlike Jacob, Moses, and David, who
-Wladyslaw Pach gave this blessing at the time of their deaths, Je-
-Jan, Elzbieta & Jozef Szczurek sus bestows his blessing as he prepares to enter
Ana Galarowicz & Helena Geiser into new and glorious life seated at the right hand
5:00PM-POLISH MASS of God in heaven. His blessing, like that of his
-Garb & Ponicki Family
predecessors, is meant to give them strength and
-Agnieszka Olejnik
MONDAY, MAY 17, 2010 courage. But it also has another purpose: it pre-
6:30-Frances Tomaszkiewicz pares them to be sent out on mission. In this way,
-Ahmed Papa - Blessing it is a precursor to the dismissal blessing we re-
8:30-All Mothers, living and deceased ceive at the end of every Mass. Yes, the grace of
-Bob Wright, Frank Schuh God’s blessing strengthens us, but it is also a dy-
TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2010 namic force that sends us out on a mission to con-
6:30-Special Intention tinue the life and the work of the Risen Christ.
8:30-All Mothers, living and deceased © Copyright, J. S. Paluch Co.
-Al Steffek, Victoria & Edward Slavik
WEDNESDAY, MAY 19, 2010 PARISH MISSION MAY 29-30
6:30-Frances Tomaszkiewicz
8:10-MORNING PRAYER OF THE CHURCH
Fr. Jack O’Malley will be visiting our parish on
8:30-Gail Blessing, Stanislawa Wilczek the weekend of May 29-30, 2010. to speak at all
THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010 the Masses on behalf of Cross International
6:30-Grace Howell Catholic Outreach. We are grateful for the oppor-
8:30-Joyce Pubins, Margaret Powell tunity to help and hear from him about the abject
7:00PM-PARISH HOLY HOUR poverty being endured in countries that Cross
FRIDAY, MAY 21, 2010 International Outreach serves. Fr. O’Malley was
6:30-Kelly & McGarry Families
ordained a priest in 1959 in the Order of Preach-
8:30-Jan Kowalczyk, Tracy Singla
SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2010 ers (Dominicans). In 1992 he made the poorest of
8:30-Ercole Sturino the poor the focus of his work and began preach-
-Beatrice Hoffmann ing on their behalf throughout the U.S. he contin-
2:30PM-Wedding: ues his ministry of mercy every week for Cross
Christian Muntean & Beata Wodziak International Catholic Outreach.
5:00PM-Elizabeth Macklin Welcome Fr. O'Malley.
-Margo Harte
SUNDAY, MAY 23, 2010 LET US PRAY
7:30-For the Parishioners, Mary Nash
-Fr. Robert Stepek -Blessing For the sick: James Lynch, Erma Kinzie, Helen
9:00-Mary Roche, Fr. Gerry Roche Cermak, Sofia Kanser, Mary Sherp, Becky Alter,
10:30-Christopher Russo, Cathy Domer Lorraine Kritikos, Alonso Hernandez, Marilyn
12:00PM-Mary Ann Polacek, Majorie Donovan Buchalski, James Ghilardi, Betty Zaremba, Rose
1:30PM-POLISH MASS Thomas, Robert Paulus, Isabelle Gonzalez,
-Jan, Elzbieta & Jozef Szczurek Debra Koch, Don Kupiec, Raymond Trusk,
-Andrzej & Maria Lewisz - Wedding Anniversary
Maryann Sorn, Jr., Cheryl Korosa, Betty Anderson, Carol
5:00PM-POLISH MASS
-Agnieszka Olejnik
Mariano, Penny Prokop, Umberto Botta, Mary Ann
Riccio, Catherine Elevicz.
FROM FATHER RICH
WHAT IS HEAVEN LIKE
There was an old man on the isle of Crete and during his lifetime he loved this land the most. He loved
the very ground he walked on, worked, and fought for. When it was time for him to die he had his sons
bring him outside his stone cottage and lay him on the hard earth. He reached down, grabbed handful of
Crete’s soil and was gone.
He arrived at the gates of heaven and the Lord came and said to him, “ Old man, come in” . As the old
man moved towards the gates the Lord noticed something in his hand and said, “What are you clutching in
your hand?”. He said, “It is Crete. I go nowhere without it”. The Lord said, “The gates only open for those
with open hands. Leave it, or you will not be allowed in”. The old man held his clenched fist up and said,
“Never!”. And he went and sat beside the outside wall of the heavenly city. The old man thought about
what the Lord said and after week finally stood up, and did not even look as his hand opened and the crum-
bled dirt of Crete fell through the sky. The gates swung open and he walked in. Inside was all of Crete.
Now don’t built a theology on this story for that is what it is - a story that illustrates a point that many of
us must be reminded of now and then. There is nothing here that is worth missing heaven in order to keep.
Many people hope to be elected to heaven who are not even running for the office.
We continue praying for all mothers by celebrating Mother’s day Novena last week and for two more
days. We want to thank Pro-Life group for selling flowers, all music groups for playing and singing, our
school children, especially first communicants and graduates for beautiful May Crowning ceremony and all
who made the Mother’s Day very special celebration in our parish.
As you noticed, the statue of Our Blessed Mother was restored and we encourage you to continue your
special devotion to Mary, but please avoid shaking her fragile hands. We thank anonymous donors for the
donation to cover the cost of the restoration and if there is anyone who would like to make a contribution, it
will be appreciated.
We congratulate again all our First Communicants, their parents, and we thank the teachers and cate-
chists for preparing their hearts to receive Jesus. Please, pray for our graduates who are preparing for
graduation on Friday, May 28. The school year is coming to the end therefore we look forward to the next
one and we remind you about ongoing registration for our school and CCD program. I want to thank all our
parishioners and those who support our school by participating in all school fundraisers. One of them is the
Parish Carnival which is scheduled this year for August 26-29. Please save the date. The raffle tickets will
be sent to you soon and we thank you in advance for your generosity and support.
God Bless! Fr. Rich
CELEBRANT SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2010 WEEKLY OFFERING
5:00 PM - Rev. Joseph Mol
SUNDAY, MAY 23, 2010 MAY 9, 2010
7:30 AM - Rev. Mariusz Nawalaniec ENVELOPES 769
9:00 AM - Rev. Jerry Van Overbeek CONTRIBUTION $16,113.00
10:30 AM - Rev. Robert Marchwiany 5:00PM……………...…..…..$2,629.00
12:00 AM - Rev. Robert Marchwiany 7:30AM…………...…..……..$1,926.00
1:30 PM - Rev. Richard Milek 9:00AM…………...……..…..$2,064.00
5:00 PM - Rev. Richard Milek 10:30AM…………...…………$2,777.00
12:00PM…………...……...….$1,926.00
WEDDING BANNS 1:30PM…………...………….$2,755.00
III-Christian Muntean & Beata Wodziak 5:00PM…………...………….$1,120.00
II-Barlino Galan & Samira Jimenez MAIL IN…………..…...……….$ 878.00
II-Jesse Stutler & Yesenia Hernandez Children Envelopes……..….$ 38.00
II-Krzysztof Klaus & Anna Styrczula Thank you to all parishioners who consistently
I-Shaun Ranuro & Monika Mrowca give their share to support our parish.
SCHOOL NEWS

REGISTRATION FOR NEW FAMILIES


St. Albert the Great Catholic School is currently accepting new students in Grades
Preschool to 8th Grade. For registration information or to schedule a visit,
please call the school office at 708 424-7757.
Market Day
Market Day Pick-Up will take place on Monday, May 17th, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Room 101 of the school.
ACT OF KINDNESS AWARDS
The following students received Act of Kindness Awards for the month of April: Andrew Klamerus (3),
Julian Cady (3), Jesse Sanchez (3), Angelo Vaccaro (4) and Fatima Vasquez (1). Thank you all for show-
ing us how to grow with Jesus in dignity and grace.

Wendy’s Community Night


Come on out enjoy a good meal
with your friends and neighbors
and show your support for St. Albert the Great School
On May 19th, 2010 5-8pm
Please mark your calendars now
and plan on joining us for this special event.
Location-79th & Harlem across from K-Mart.

ON MAY 6, ST. ALBERT


THE GREAT PARISHIONERS
TOGETHER WITH
TEACHERS AND SCHOOL
CHILDREN CELEBRATED
NATIONAL DAY
OF PRAYER ON MAY 6.
GOLDEN WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS

50 The Annual Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass will be held at


Y St. John Brebeuf Church, 8307 N. Harlem Ave., Niles,
E on Sunday, September 19, at 3:00 PM.
A
R Couples married in 1960 who are interested in attending this celebration,
S please contact the parish office at 708-423-0321
HAPPY WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
The Parish Carnival plans are in 55 years
making. The dates are set: August 26th-29th. Jack & Bernadette
Now we need you to help with it’s success. Phillips
If you would like to volunteer please call the
rectory at 708-423-0321 or fill out form below.
BAPTISMS
Any time you can give will be greatly appreci-
ated!! THE FOLLOWING BABIES BECAME MEMBERS OF
The Carnival Committee GOD’S FAMILY HERE RECENTLY:
PAWEL CHOWANIEC, KEVIN STEFAN KOSCAK,
Yes, I would like to volunteer MATTHEW CULLEN BARRY, DESIRAE
for the parish Carnival VICTORIA VILLARREAL, CAILEY ROSE MILLS,
Name_________________________________ PAYTON CHRISTOPHER VOSBURG, BRANDON
LESLIE KITZKE, OLIVER JAN RACZKOWSKI,
Phone_________________________________ ANNA BAFIA, ALEKSANDER DARIUSZ GAJSKI,
Time I would like to volunteer_______________ KAMILA BOBER, KRYSTIAN GRZEGORZ
FIEDOR, LUKE RONALD GOZDAL, KACPER
______________________________________ SWIDEREK, GABRIELA BARBARA WROBEL,
Please return to Andi Creger c/o the Rectory ALEKSANDRA MARIA CHODAK, GRZEGORZ
JOZEF PONICKI, MARCUS LUIS TOLENTINO,
DASHA URSZULA CHASHPAIEVA,
Week of May 17th – May 22nd at St. Albert’s JULIUS JOZEF FOX.

Monday, May 17 We extend our best wishes to their parents and pray
11:00 am Seniors (Rogers Hall) that what has begun in them will be brought
to perfection.
Tuesday, May 18
2:30 pm Choir Practice - Children A WARM WELCOME TO OUR
6:30 pm Choir Practice - Adults NEW PARISHIONERS:
7:00 pm Bingo
Stanley & Barbara Opach, Wojciech & Maria
Wednesday, May 19 Tyniec, Piotr & Joanna Slysz, Agnieszka
6:00 pm Boy Scouts Stachurska, Tomasz & Marta Nosal, Louie &
6:30 pm St. Vincent DePaul (Rectory) Yolanda Aparicio, Fred Ichniowski, Slawomir
Thursday, May 20 & Marianna Babinski, Elizabeth Cieplevicz,
Balino Galan & Samira Jiménez, Andrew &
7:00pm Adoration
Ashley Melody, Frank & Beatriz Bricker,
Friday, May 21 Wojciech & Monika Baraniak, Marlon & Joy
6:00 pm Cub Scouts Diaz, Andrzej Paczwa & Malgorzata Ramian,
Saturday, May 22 Abel & Marcela Landeros, Andrzej & Halina
4:00 pm Schola Practice Komperda.
OD KS. RYSZARDA
Biskup Fulton Sheen, głośny kaznodzieja amerykański, opowiada, że pewnego razu - zaproszony z konfer-
encją czy odczytem do jakiejś nieznanej mu miejscowości – pobłądził i dzięki temu spotkał kilkunastoletniego
chłopca, z którym nawiązał ciekawą rozmowę.
Biskup zapytał go o drogę do najbliższego motelu.
Chłopiec zamiast odpowiedzi sam postawił pytanie, aby się dowiedzieć, kim jest ów zabłąkany podróżny.
W odpowiedzi usłyszał:
Jestem biskupem katolickim.
Ponieważ chłopcu nic takie określenie nie mówiło, pytał śmiało dalej:
Ale co pan robi, jakie jest pańskie zajęcie?
Biskup zaskoczony pytaniem, po chwili wykrztusił:
Wskazuję ludziom drogę do nieba.
Pfi - na to chłopiec - nie znasz pan drogi do motelu, a chcesz wskazywać drogę do nieba?!

Przeżywamy dzisiaj przeniesione z czwartku Święto Wniebowstąpienia Pańskiego co oznacza, że


upłynęło już 40 dni od Zmartwychwstania i tylko tydzień dzieli nas od Święta Zesłania Ducha Świętego.
Czas Wniebowstąpienia to czas powrotu Chrystusa do Ojca po to, aby nam przygotować miejsce i zesłać
Pocieszyciela abyśmy nie czuli się bezradni i osamotnieni. Nasz kościół zamienia się więc w wieczernik, w
którym wraz z Maryją będziemy oczekiwać na dary Ducha Św., Który udzieli nam siły i mądrości do
prowadzenia dzieła Ewangelizacji świata. Następna niedziela to dzień Zielonych Świąt a później
Uroczystość Trójcy Świętej i Boże Ciało.
Przypominamy, że w naszej parfii w Święto Bożego Ciała, które w tym roku przypada w niedzielę,
6-go czerwca po Mszy Świętej o godzinie 1:30 odbędzie się procesja. Prosimy przygotować ołtarze.
Trwa w naszej parafii Nowenna z okazji Dnia Matki i codziennie odprawiana jest Msza Św. w intencji
matek. Dziękujemy Wam za pamięć o waszych matkach i zgłoszenie ich imion do Nowenny.
Przypominamy, że trwają zapisy do naszej szkoły katolickiej na nowy rok szkolny. Program naszej
szkoły katolickiej obejmuje przedszkole, zerówkę i klasy od 1 do 8. Do przedszkola można zapisać dzieci,
które ukończyły 3 lub 4 lata na pół dnia 2 lub 3 razy w tygodniu, na cały dzień 2 lub 3 razy w tygodniu albo
na cały dzień przez 5 dni, od poniedziałku do piątku. Więcej informacji po polsku można uzyskać i zapisać
dziecko do szkoły na plebani od poniedziałku do piątku od 8:30 do 4:30 a w poniedziałki i czwartki od 8:30
rano do 8:30 wieczorem.
Odbywają się również zapisy na lekcje religii dla dzieci, które uczęszczają do szkół publicznych. W
ramach nauki religii odbywa się przygotowanie dzieci do Pierwszej Komunii Świętej i do Sakrametu
Bierzmowania. Lekcje odbywają się w języku angielskim. Więcej informacji podamy później.
Nauka religii w języku polskim odbywa się w Polskiej Szkole im. Mikołaja Reja, która kończy rok
szkolny w piątek, 21-go maja Mszą Świętą o godzinie 4:30 p.m. na którą zapraszamy wszystkich uczniów,
nauczycieli, rodziców i parafian. Informacji na temat polskiej szkoły i zapisów udziela pani dyrektor.
Numer telefonu można uzyskać na plebani.
W ostatnim tygodniu dokonaliśmy odrestaurowania figury Matki Bożej przy której odprawiane są
Nabożeństwa Majowe.
Gratulujemy dzieciom pierwszo-komunijnym i ich rodzicom i przypominamy, że w tym tygodniu
będzie tak zwany „Biały Tydzień”, to znaczy, że codziennie oprócz poniedziałku (17-go maja) o godzinie
6:00 wieczorem będzie Msza Święta z Majówką, na którą zapraszamy wszystkie dzieci w strojach
pierwszo-komunijnych z rodzinami i wszystkich parafian. W poniedziałek, 17-go maja nie będzie Mszy
Świętej i Majówki ponieważ księża wezmą udział we Mszy Świętej w parafii Św. Konstancji o godzinie
7:00 wieczorem na pożegnanie Księdza Biskupa Paprockiego, który odchodzi do Diecezji w Springfield.
Szczęść Boże.
Ks. Ryszard