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PALM SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2011 7:30-For the Parishioners -Marietta & Carmine Cesario 9:00-Jacob & Genevieve Klumbis, Robert O’Grady 10:30-Patricia Wisniowicz, Jan & Rozalia Jasinski 12:00PM-In reparation for abortion -Joseph Strezo, Irene Guzik 1:30PM-POLISH MASS -Tadeusz Truty, Stanislaw & Maria Bukowski -Antonina & Kazimierz Dlugopolski 5:00PM-POLISH MASS -Helena Zagrodnik 4th Anniv. of Death -Bozena Ziolkowski MONDAY, APRIL 18, 2011 6:30-John Bereznak 8:30-Catherine Brennan 1:30PM-STATIONS OF THE CROSS (School) TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 2011 6:30-John & Helen Lojas 8:30-Emily Sekan - Theresa Botta (Birthday Remembrance) WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2011 6:30-Kelly & McGarry Families 8:10-MORNING PRAYER OF THE CHURCH 8:30-Joseph Wcislo 1st Anniv. of Death, Anna Bereznak HOLY THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011 7:00PM - MASS OF THE LORD’S SUPPER -Wieslaw Kurtyka 5th Anniv. of Death GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011 3:00PM-LITURGY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD 7:00PM-LITURGY OF GOOD FRIDAY—IN POLISH HOLY SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2011 10:00AM - 2:00PM Blessing of Food 7:00PM-VIGIL MASS OF EASTER (bi-lingual) -Fred Westberg, For the Priests of St. Albert -Marilyn Mosiej 1st Anniv. of Death EASTER SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2011 5:00AM-EASTER SUNRISE MASS (in Polish) -Franciszek Figus 3rd Anniv. of Death -Wieslaw Kurtyka 5th Anniv. of Death 7:30-For the Parishioners, Ercole Sturino 9:00-Julia Bujnowski, Joyce Pubins -Theresa & Umberto Botta –Blessing 10:30-Frank & Gerry Smagacz 50th Wedding Anniversary -Jan Ciszek & Ewa Dal Anniv. of Death 12:00PM-Stanley Jankowski, William Jankowski -Christopher Janowiak, Albina & Andrzej Radecki 1:30PM-POLISH MASS -Tadeusz Truty, Franciszek Figus 3rd Anniv. of Death 5:00PM-POLISH MASS -Jozefa Iwaszynski

LET US PRAY For the sick: Michael Antoszkiewicz, Carol Berghuis, Johana Pusateri, Rosemarie Maslo, Martin Kreil, Elena Hernandez, James Baum, Ramona Iglesias, Janelle Demski, Walter & Betty Anderson, Harriet Madey, Denis Hedderman & Family, Loretta Paulus, Shirley McVane, Vicenta Eckhauz, Catherine, Katie & Lucy Hedderman, Becky Alter, Lorraine Kritikos, Marilyn Buchalski, Rose Thomas, Don Kupiec, Raymond Trusk, Maryann Sorn, Cheryl Korosa, Betty Anderson, Carol Mariano, Penny Prokop, Umberto Botta, Mary Ann Riccio. For the deceased: Maria Kurczak. TRUE CHARITY Real charity doesn’t care if it’s deductible or not.
-- Anonymous


“Hosanna to the Son of David; blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord; hosanna in the highest” (Matthew 21:9). With these words the Church enters the holiest of weeks, commemorating the passion, death, and resurrection of Christ. When the people of Jerusalem cried out with their “hosannas,” they were using an ancient Hebrew shout of acclamation that meant “Pray, save us.” The king to whom they were shouting eventually would save them, but in a way that would be far from what they expected. Salvation would come from the wood of the cross as Jesus hung there to bring freedom from sin and life through death, opening the gates of heaven for all who put their faith and trust in him.
© Copyright, J. S. Paluch Co.

Holy Week, which we begin today symbolizes a picture of our entire life. It includes the joyous and festive “Hosanna”, as well as, the painful “Crucify Him” that is echoed on Good Friday. Most importantly is that it concludes with the Resurrection. Palm Sunday reminds us that our entire life is like a procession: once with palm branches and at other times with the cross. It is very important that we include Christ in these processions. A procession signifies and symbolizes unity and love. Today, I pray that the life of our parish be a significant procession for the glory of God and the good of all of us. All who see me deride me. They curl their lips, they toss their heads. ‘He trusted in the Lord, let him save him; let him release him if this is his friend.’ Many dogs have surrounded me, A band of the wicked beset me. They tear holes in my hands and my feet. I can count every one of my bones. They divide my clothing among them. They cast lots for my robe.” (Ps 22:7-8, 16-18) The Passion of Jesus moves us because it is we who have inflicted this suffering on Jesus. It was not just the chief priests and it was not just the cruel Roman soldiers who brought this suffering on Jesus; it was our sins that inflicted this suffering on Jesus. There is no past, present or future for Jesus, he is outside of time. We accompany Jesus during His suffering to accomplish the work of salvation by participating in observances during Holy Week. All are invited to the observances on Holy Thursday at 7 PM. It is an important day since it is the day the sacraments of the Eucharist and Holy Orders were established by Jesus. It is also the Mass which joins our entire faith community together. Good Friday has this name since it is the day our salvation was accomplished. Through participation in the Adoration of the Cross at 3:00 PM we show our gratitude to Christ for His gift of salvation. Liturgy on Holy Saturday ( at 7:00 PM) will commemorate our own baptisms and welcome new members to our Catholic faith.


God Bless, Fr. Rich
SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2011 7:00 PM - Rev. Rich Milek -Rev. Mariusz Nawalaneic SUNDAY, APRIL 24, 2011 7:30 AM - Rev. Mariusz Nawalaniec 9:00 AM - Rev. Ted Ploplis 10:30 AM - Rev. Jerry Van Overbeek 12:00 AM - Rev. Joseph Mol 1:30 PM - Rev. Rich Milek 5:00 PM - Rev. Mariusz Nawalaniec
Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion, April 17, 2011 God greatly exalted [Christ] and bestowed on him the name which is above every name. — Philippians 2:9

Holy Thursday

April 21st Mass of the Lord’s Supper 7:00 pm (bi-lingual) Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament until 11:00 pm Good Friday April 22nd Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord 3:00 pm (in English) Liturgy of the Passion of the Lord 7:00 pm (in Polish) Holy Saturday April 23rd Blessing of the Baskets From 10:00 am – 2:00 pm every 1/2 hour (bi-lingual) Easter Vigil 7:00 p.m. (bi-lingual) Easter Sunday April 24th Sunrise Mass 5:00 am (in Polish) 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 noon (in English) 1:30 pm and 5:00 pm (in Polish)


School Registration 2011-2012: Take a look at St. Albert
the Great School if you are interested in a faith-based education, academic excellence, a commitment to diversity, and scholarship. We offer 3 & 4 Year Old Pre-school thru 8th Grade classes. St. Albert’s has been well known in Burbank and the surrounding communities for its excellence for over 56 years. Registration for the 2011 – 2012 school year is underway. If you would like information regarding our school, stop in the school office Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., or call 708 424-7757 about scheduling an appointment to view the school and discuss registration for the up-coming school year. LIVING STATIONS: We ask you to join us for the living stations to be presented on Monday, April 18th at 1:15 p.m. in our Church. The stations are written and performed by our 8th grade class. This is a fitting way for us to recall the events of Jesus’ death and resurrection during Holy Week. Please mark your calendar for this date and join with us in prayer.

Mrs. Jimenez’s fourth graders at St. Albert the Great Catholic School in Burbank have been studying the South West Region of the United States in their Social Studies class. The students learned that corn played a big part in the culture of the people and enjoyed a Corn Feast consisting of tamales, tortilla chips and salsa. They also brought in decorations and festive clothes.

Pick up will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, April 18, in Room 101 of school.


WENDY’S COMMUNITY NIGHT the next Wendy’s Community Night is scheduled for Wednesday, April 20th from 5 – 8 p.m.
at the Wendy’s located on 79th & Harlem.

Palm Sunday
& Resurrection of Jesus Christ



The Liturgies of Holy Week Holy Week is the culmination of the liturgical year. During these holy days, the liturgy will lead us, with Jesus, to the depths and to the heights. It begins with a harsh juxtaposition, as we carry palms in remembrance of Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem and then listen to the Passion according to Matthew, as the King is handed over for crucifixion. Then, on Holy Thursday, we remember the night Jesus was handed over—the night he gave himself for us and to us, to live in our midst forever in the sacrament of his Body and Blood. On Good Friday, we touch with our hands the mystery of the Lord’s cross, the instrument of torture that has become the tree of life. Then, at the great Easter Vigil, the lighting of the paschal candle speaks to us of the triumph of light over darkness, of life over death. The resurrection of the Lord becomes a living reality in our midst as the catechumens for whom the Church has prayed throughout Lent are plunged into the mystery of Christ’s death and share in the glory of his resurrection. These are indeed holy days, the culmination of the Church’s liturgy, and an invitation to participate in the very life of Christ. Come, let us worship.
—Corinna Laughlin, © Copyright, J. S. Paluch Co.


On Good Friday, April 22, our parish will take up the annual Good Friday Collection for the Holy Land. Your financial contribution helps to support the struggling Christian community and to protect Christianity’s holiest places. PLEASE BE GENEROUS.
A WARM WELCOME TO OUR NEW PARISHIONERS: Kevin Marshall, Artur & Anna Bryja, Jack Zagata & Joanna Wincek, Anna Luisa Macarayo, Mark Krug, Adelaida Corral, Pawel & Dorota Rosinski, Krzysztof & Anna Nowobilski, Joseph & Bonita Vernola , Thomas Doyle, HALINA & Marek Tokarz, Manuel Flores & Diaora Gallegos, Don & Kari Candos, Michal & Marta Dobrowolski, Edward & Joefa Gagni, Arkadiusz Remin & Malgorzata Piszczor, Robert Avila, Edward & Halina Staszel, Tadeusz & Danuta Pustul, A & D Warniczek,James & Dolores Sallee, Guy & Deborah Mavros, John Orr.

The following babies became members of God’s Family here recently:
JackMathew Kamradt, Brian Thaddeus Wadach, Maximilian Artur Bryja, Ariceli Jennelle Gonzalez, Christina Marie Lopez, Anthony Ryan Joseph Russell, Gabriella Scareltt Sigrist, Dominik Makary, Natalie Cesarz, Julia Sikon, Julia Dorota Cholewa, Natan Wycislak, Tomasz Janik, Anna Aleksandra Budz, Carter David Pyzik, Emilia Izabela Dubak, Mathew Alexander Martinez, Olivia Nicole Sewastjanik, Madilynn Margaret Schultz, Adam Alexander Stoklosa, Daniel Nowobilski, Liliana Sophia Ptasinski, Tadeusz Jan Kaczmarczyk, David Stanislaw Kopec.
We extend our best wishes and pray that what has begun in them will be brought to perfection.

April 18 – April 20 at St. Albert’s
Monday, April 18 11:00 am Seniors Tuesday, April 19 7:00 pm Bingo Wednesday, April 20 6:00 pm Boy Scouts 6:30 pm St. Vincent De Paul

WEDDING BANNS I-Marcin Szymczak & Sylwia Kotulska I-Jeff Knepper & Jennifer Brent

Wielki Tydzień, który dzisiaj rozpoczynamy jest obrazem całego naszego życia. Są w nim bowiem radosne i uroczyste „Hosanna”, ale są też bolesne „Ukrzyżuj Go” jako echo Wielkiego Piątku. Najważniejsze jest to, że wszystko kończy się Zmartwychwstaniem. Niedziela Palmowa jest więc przypomnieniem, że całe nasze życie jest procesją: raz z palmami, raz z krzyżem. Najważniejsze jest, aby nie zabrakło w tej procesji Chrystusa. Procesja to symbol i znak jedności i miłości. Modlę się dzisiaj, aby życie naszej wspólnoty parafialnej było taką jedną wielką procesją na cześć Boga i naszego wspólnego dobra. Towarzyszmy Jezusowi w chwili Jego cierpienia dla naszego zbawienia poprzez udział w obrzędach Wielkiego Tygodnia. Chrystus cierpiał za nasze grzechy wiec piękną odpowiedzią na Jego ofiarę byłaby dobra spowiedź wielkanocna. Zapraszamy wszystkich na Msze Św. Wieczerzy Pańskiej w Wielki Czwartek o godzinie 7PM. Jest to Pamiątka ustanowienia Eucharystii, Kapłaństwa i Przykazania Miłości. Jest to również Msza Św., która łączy i jednoczy całą wspólnotę parafialną. Wielki Piątek jest w języku angielskim nazywany Good Friday (Dobry Piątek), ponieważ w tym dniu dokonało się nasze zbawienie. Poprzez udział w adoracji Krzyża o godzinie 7PM podziękujmy Chrystusowi za dar zbawienia. Liturgia Wielkiej Soboty o 7PM będzie naszym dziękczynieniem za dar Chrztu Świętego i Nowo-ochrzczonych, którzy w tym dniu staną się członkami Kościoła Chrystusowego. Zapraszamy Was na Rezurekcję w Niedzielę Wielkanocną o 5AM, abyśmy wraz z Marią Magdaleną mogli spotkać Chrystusa Zmartwychwstałego i ruszyć za Nim uroczystą procesją, która prowadzi do Nowego Życia.

Szczęść Boże, Ks. Ryszard
S p ow i e d ź W i e l ko p o s t n a Poniedziałek, 18 Kwietnia 10:30 am - 12:30 pm i 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Liturgia W ielkiego Tygodnia
Wielki Czwartek, 21-go kwietnia Msza Wieczerzy Pańskiej 7: 00 pm (dwu-języczna) Adoracja w ciemnicy do 11: 00 pm Wielki Piątek, 22-go kwietnia Liturgia Wielkiego Piątku o godz. 12:00 pm i 7: 00 pm (po polsku) Adoracja przy Grobie do 11: 00 pm Wielka Sobota, 23-go kwietnia Poświęcenie pokarmów od 10:00 a.m. do, 2: 00 pm co pół godziny (po polsku i angielsku) Liturgia Wielkiej Soboty o godz. 7:00 pm (po polsku i angielsku) Wielka Niedziela, 24-go kwietnia Msza Święta Rezurekcyjna z procesją 5: 00 am (po polsku) Msza Święta o 1: 30 pm i 5: 00 pm (po polsku) Wielki Poniedziałek, 25-go kwietnia Msza Święta o godz. 12:00 pm and 7: 00 pm (po polsku)