1 SAINT FABIAN CATHOLIC COMMUNITY Our Mission is to be a Reflective and Active Presence of Jesus Christ in the Community. We are called by God as the Baptized Community of Saint Fabian to Embody the Risen Christ we Experience as Savior, Teacher, Healer, Peacemaker, Compassionate Lover Embracer of all Cultures and Ages, Celebrator, Comforter, Servant, Host, Entrance and Guide DECEMBER 21, 2014 United in faith as Daughters and Sons, we live and celebrate God s Presence
2 PAGE 2 FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT DECEMBER 21, 2014 Well, here we go again. Due to early bulletin deadlines because of the Christmas holiday which is really a HOLY DAY I am writing this on Tuesday, December 2 nd. This comes from one of the s you are kind enough to send me. It is called The Magic Bank Account. The author is not known, but it was found in the billfold of the University of Alabama football Coach Bear Bryant after he died in Imagine that you had just won the following PRIZE in a contest: Each morning, your bank would deposit $86, dollars in your private account for your use. However, this prize has rules: 1. Everything that you didn t spend during each day would be taken away from you. 2. You may not simply transfer money into some other account. 3. You may only spend it. 4. Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86, for that day. 5. The bank can end the game without warning; at any time it can say Game over! It can close the account and you will not receive a new one. What would you personally do? You would buy anything and everything you wanted, right? Not only for yourself, but for all the people you love and care for. Even for people you don t know, because you couldn t possibly spend it all on yourself, right? You would try to spend every penny, and use it all, because you knew it would be replenished in the morning, right? ACTUALLY, this game is REAL Shocked??? YES! Each of us is already a winner of this PRIZE. We just can t seem to see it. The PRIZE is TIME. 1. Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life. 2. And when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is not credited to us. 3. What we haven t used up that day is forever lost. 4. Yesterday is forever gone. 5. Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time WITHOUT WARNING So what will YOU do with your 86,400 seconds? These seconds are worth so much more than the same amount in dollars. Think about it and remember to enjoy every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think. So take care of yourself, be happy, love deeply and enjoy life! Here s wishing you a wonderful and beautiful day. Start spending: (Merry Christmas! May God bless you always and in all ways!)
3 PAGE 3 FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT DECEMBER 21, 2014 FIRST READING: 2 SAMUEL 7:1-5, 8B-12, 14A, 16 When King David was settled in his palace, and the LORD had given him rest from his enemies on every side, he said to Nathan the prophet, Here I am living in a house of cedar, while the ark of God dwells in a tent! Nathan answered the king, Go, do whatever you have in mind, for the LORD is with you. But that night the LORD spoke to Nathan and said: Go, tell my servant David, Thus says the LORD: Should you build me a house to dwell in? It was I who took you from the pasture and from the care of the flock to be commander of my people Israel. I have been with you wherever you went, and I have destroyed all your enemies before you. And I will make you famous like the great ones of the earth. I will fix a place for my people Israel; I will plant them so that they may dwell in their place without further disturbance. Neither shall the wicked continue to afflict them as they did of old, since the time I first appointed judges over my people Israel. I will give you rest from all your enemies. The LORD also reveals to you that he will establish a house for you. And when your time comes and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up your heir after you, sprung from your loins, and I will make his kingdom firm. I will be a father to him, and he shall be a son to me. Your house and your kingdom shall endure forever before me; your throne shall stand firm forever. SECOND READING: ROMANS 16:25-27 Brothers and sisters: To him who can strengthen you, according to my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret for long ages but now manifested through the prophetic writings and, according to the command of the eternal God, made known to READINGS FOR THIS WEEKEND all nations to bring about the obedience of faith, to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ be glory forever and ever. Amen. GOSPEL: LUKE 1:26-38 The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin s name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with you. But she was greatly troubled at what was said and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. Then the angel said to her, Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end. But Mary said to the angel, How can this be, since I have no relations with a man? And the angel said to her in reply, The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. And behold, Elizabeth, your relative, has also conceived a son in her old age, and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren; for nothing will be impossible for God. Mary said, Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word. Then the angel departed from her.
4 PAGE 4 FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT DECEMBER 21, 2014 ADORATION of the BLESSED SACRAMENT Come visit Jesus in the Chapel this Monday from: 12:00 Noon to 8:00 p.m. Benediction will be at 7:45 p.m. Day and night Jesus dwells in the Blessed Sacrament because you are the most important person in the world to Him! (Pope Paul IV, Mysterium Fidei) It is Christmas every time you let God love others through you. Yes, it is Christmas every time you smile at your brother and offer him your hand. Blessed Mother Teresa A very Blessed, Holy and Merry Christmas to you and your families and friends ~~ The Adoration Chapel. 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 parish s 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. READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: 1 Sm 1:24-28; 1 Sm 2:1, 4-8abcd; Lk 1:46-56 Tuesday: Mal 3:1-4, 23-34; Ps 25:4-5ab, 8-10, 14; Lk 1:57-66 Wednesday: 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16; Ps 89:2-5, 27, 29; Lk 1:67-79 Thursday: Vigil: Is 62:1-5; Ps 89:4-5, 16-17, 27, 29; Acts 13:16-17, 22-25; Mt 1:1-25 [18-25] Night: Is 9:1-6; Ps 96:1-3, 11-13; Ti 2:11-14; Lk 2:1-14 Dawn: Is 62:11-12; Ps 97:1, 6, 11-12; Ti 3:4-7; Lk 2:15-20 Day: Is 52:7-10; Ps 98:1-6; Heb 1:1-6; Jn 1:1-18 [1-5, 9-14] Friday: Acts 6:8-10; 7:54-59; Ps 31:3cd-4, 6, 8ab,16bc,17; Mt 10:17-22 Saturday: 1 Jn 1:1-4; Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 11-12; Jn 20:1a, 2-8 Sunday: Sir 3:2-6, or Gn 15:1-6; 21:1-3; Ps 128:1-5 or Ps 105:1-6, 8-9; Col 3:12-21 [12-17] or Hb 11:8, 11-12, 17-19; Lk 2:22-40 [22, 39-40] The child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God. Luke 1:35
5 PAGE 5 FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT DECEMBER 21, 2014 T herefore the Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall name him Emmanuel. ~Isaiah 7 Fourth Week of Advent On the Fourth Sunday of Advent, we read Luke's Gospel of the Annunciation, the moment when a troubled Mary is told she has found favor with God and she will conceive and bear a son. She questions: How can this be, since I have no relations with a man? Then declaring herself the handmaiden of the Lord, she accepts: May it be done to me according to your word. Luke's Gospel is our guide this week. Monday we read the Mary's magnificent prayer in the continuation of the annunciation story from Sunday. Tuesday is the naming of John by Zechariah. Wednesday, during the day, has Zechariah's prayer of praise after being allowed to speak again. The scenes and canticles, or songs, that are part of the story are so well known to us that we can miss hearing them with an open heart. Christmas Week: If we celebrate the Vigil of Christmas on Wednesday, the Gospel for this liturgy is the Genealogy in Matthew's Gospel (though any of the gospels for Christmas may be used at any of the Christmas liturgies). The first celebration of The Nativity of the Lord is the Mass at Midnight. The first reading is from Isaiah: The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; upon those who dwelt in the land of gloom a light has shone. This powerful reading deserves a slow contemplation. The Gospel is from Luke: the journey to Bethlehem, the birth, the angels announce the birth to the shepherds. The second celebration of The Nativity of the Lord is the Mass at Dawn. The Gospel is from Luke: the shepherds visit the newborn child. And Mary kept all these things, reflecting on them in her heart. The third celebration of The Nativity of the Lord is the Mass during the Day. Here the Gospel is from the beginning of John's Gospel: And the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us, and we saw his glory, the glory as of the Father s only Son, full of grace and truth. December 26th celebrates St. Stephen, the first martyr. December 27th is the feast of the Beloved Disciple, St. John, Apostle and Evangelist. The Sunday that follows Christmas is always the celebration of The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph. It is also the second day in the eight days of celebrating Christmas. There are wonderful readings from the Book of Sirach, the First Book of Samuel, Paul's letter to the Colossians or the First Letter of John. The gospel from Luke is the Presentation of the child Jesus in the Temple. The long version includes the beautiful prayer by Simeon upon seeing the child in the temple. Daily Prayer This Week: This may be one of the most difficult weeks to be reflective throughout each day. This weekend may be quite full for many of us. Others of us may be alone although we may be a part of the faith community on Wednesday or Thursday, or perhaps daily this week. While some of us have guests staying with us and a house to clean, others of us will be reviewing memories and struggling, even a little, with being alone. Even though this may be a very busy week, with final Christmas preparations, or perhaps travel to visit family, it can be a contemplative week if we focus our desires each morning. No matter what our days hold, we can take a few minutes in the shower or while getting dressed to consciously ask for the grace to approach Christmas with faith and with a heart open to the graces offered us. Lord, help me today to stay focused on your coming in the flesh to be with us. While I'm busy about this and that, I ask your help. Keep reminding me throughout this day about Mary's acceptance of your plan for her, about the poverty into which Jesus was born. We will use our own words to connect these stories of our Salvation with the concrete interactions and events of our upcoming day. Then, throughout the day, we will be able to let familiar parts of the story sustain us this week. All of us can relate to Zechariah's hesitation. We can look for and notice the times when we are hesitant to place our trust in God and how little we have to say about faith. But, when Zechariah could write His name is John (God is gracious), Zechariah could speak again. As we rush from one place to another, we can pray, Lord, I know you are gracious, even when I act like I doubt it. Let me place my trust in you. A number of helpful contemplations are available on the Praying Advent site. Mary herself can be a wonderful guide for us this week, and we can be bold in asking her to show us the graces her Son wants to give us this week. The one who says Behold the handmaid of the Lord and My being proclaims the greatness of the Lord can help us find words for our yes and for our giving praise to God this week. It could be a great grace to pause before going to church, Christmas Eve or Christmas morning, as individuals or for a brief prayer as a family, to ask for the grace to be touched by how he came in history for us and how he comes now among us still, to set us free. From now until the celebration that closes the Christmas season - the Baptism of the Lord on January 11th -- we can enter more fully into this sacred season with the Celebrating Christmas section of our website. Taken from the "Weekly Guide for Daily Prayer" on the Creighton University's Online Ministries web site: Used with permission.
6 PAGE 6 FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT DECEMBER 21, CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE: CHRISTMAS EVE: Wednesday, December 24th 4:00PM [English] 9:30 PM [Polish] MIDNIGHT [English] CHRISTMAS DAY: Thursday, December 25th 8:00AM, 9:30AM, 11:00AM [English] 6:30AM, 12:45PM [Polish] Note: No 7:00 PM Polish Mass. POLISH AMERICAN GROUP INVITES YOU TO OUR SECOND PARISH OPLATEK BILINGUAL MASS - 5PM Help us celebrate Christmas time as a parish family with the traditional breaking of the wafers. The Oplatek celebration is an old Polish tradition that brings family and friends together to celebrate the birth of Jesus and is a special time to wish each other good tidings for the New Year. Following will be a hot dinner and caroling. The Polish Highlanders and Cajmery band will help us dance the night away! 12/27/2014 at 6:30 PM in Kash Hall Tickets: $40 and kids under 10 for free!
7 PAGE 7 FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT DECEMBER 21, 2014 When he came to us as man, the Son of God scattered the darkness of this world, and filled this holy night with his glory. May the God of infinite goodness scatter the darkness of sin and fill your hearts with holiness. May he fill you with joy and make you heralds of his gospel. May he give you his peace and good will and fellowship with all the heavenly host. Amen! WELCOME We welcome back all former parishioners who have joined with family and friends to celebrate this beautiful season. May your time together be pleasant and memorable. We also welcome all guests who are able to join with us for this celebration of the Lord s birth. AN INVITATION To Catholics who occasionally participate with fellow believers, we invite you to regularly share in the celebration of the Eucharist wherever you may live and work. May the Prince of Peace show us the way to create peace in our lives and in the lives of all with whom we have contact. May God bless you always and in all ways! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from your St. Fabian Parish Staff.
8 PAGE 8 FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT DECEMBER 21, 2014 INTRODUCING THE PELICANS ST. FABIAN S YOUTH GROUP FOR ALL YOUTH GRADES 7 TH THRU 10TH The symbolism of the mother pelican feeding her little baby pelicans is rooted in an ancient legend which preceded Christianity. The mother fed her dying young with her blood to revive them from death, but in turn lost her own life. The pelican symbolizes Jesus our Redeemer who gave His life for our redemption and the atonement He made through His passion and death. Just as the mother pelican shares her food with her young and Jesus shared His life with us, The Pelican s want to share their faith and friendship with our parish. We have been meeting since September and have many activities planned for the parish and the community. Our doors are always open to any youth who wishes to join us. Come out and make some new friends, have some fun and help us to prepare to share our faith and some fun with our parish and the community. Pelican Events On December 6, we decorated a Christmas tree and brought Christmas Cheer to the residents of Moraine Court. Our next meeting is Sunday January 4th. On Monday December 29, we will host a family movie night in Kash Hall. We will show the movie Elf and snacks will be served. In January, we will begin preparing for a Soup and Substance to be held in March We are also working with Ronald McDonald house and will be sponsoring a summer holiday where The Pelican s will bring some food and festivities to the children and their families. We meet every other Sunday from 6:45-8:15 P.M. Come out and join the fun!!
9 PAGE 9 FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT DECEMBER 21, nd Year Celebration Southwest Fil-Am Catholic Community Ihanda ang Ilyong Puso The Pelican s Youth Group Are Hosting a Family Movie Night Simbang Gabi is a Filipino catholic tradition of celebrating a novena (series of nine) of Advent evening masses. It is meant to help the Filipino-American and other Catholics in the area to intensify their spiritual preparation for the grace-filled celebration of Christmas. The nine host parishes invite the parishioners, families and friends to celebrate Simbang Gabi with them each night. LET US PREPARE OUR HEARTS FOR THE COMING OF OUR SAVIOR Date Hosting Parish Monday Dec. 15 Infant Jesus of Prague 7:00 p.m Douglas Ave. Flossmoor, IL We will be showing the movie elf Monday - December 29 from 7:00-9:00 PM In Kash Hall Snacks will be served! Everyone from the parish is invited to join us for Family Movie Night Please RSVP to Kathy at or or to Sam at or Kate at OPLATKI Oplatki are available in the Narthex. Our cost is $2.00 each. A donation to help defray costs would be appreciated. Tuesday Dec. 16 St. Michael 7:00 p.m Highland Ave. Orland Park, IL Wednesday Dec. 17 St. Julie Billiart 7:00 p.m W. 159th St. Tinley Park, IL Thursday Dec. 18 St. Gerald 7:00 p.m Central Ave. Oak Lawn, IL Friday Dec. 19 St. Damian 7:00 p.m W. 155th Oak Forest, IL Saturday Dec. 20 St. Irenaeus 5:00 p.m. 78 Cherry Street Park Forest, IL Sunday Dec. 21 St. Elizabeth Seton 7:00 p.m th Street Orland Hills, IL Monday Dec 22 St. Albert the Great 7:00 p.m W. State Road Burbank, IL Tuesday Dec. 23 St. Fabian 7:00 p.m S. Thomas Last Night Bridgeview, IL Celebrant: Bishop Andrew Wypych Episcopal Vicar, Vicariate V
10 PAGE 10 FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT DECEMBER 21, 2014 Deacon Charlie s Corner THIS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21st, 2014 PRAY FOR OUR FRIENDS AND RELATIVES IN THE MILITARY Jonathon Aguirre, Kenneth W. Annel, Junior Browren, Anthony Gonzalez, Troy Gryga, Joseph Klaus, Michelle Klaus, Christopher Koutsis, Wayne G. Lewen, Jr., David Malinowski, Kevin McEnaney, Ryan McHeffy, Michael Michalek, Mike Snee, Anthony Spear, Richard Stone, Luke Tatar, Christopher Thomas, Melanie Thomas, Steve Williams, Joel Winter, Robert Wnek LORD, HOLD OUR TROOPS IN YOUR LOVING HANDS. PROTECT THEM AS THEY PROTECT US. BLESS THEM FOR THE SELFLESS ACTS THEY PERFORM FOR US. AMEN Hi! Here we are just 4 days before Christmas, the Fourth Sunday of Advent, the time of preparation for His birth is concluding. It seems like it was just Thanksgiving...time seems to go by quickly! Have we got all our shopping done? I know it s hectic at this time of year, but try to remain peaceful, after all this is a time of peace and love. That s why Jesus came. So let us each remember to treat one another with love and respect. (If in doubt, just ask yourself, What would Jesus do? ) In our Gospel from Luke this week, the angel Gabriel was sent to Nazareth to tell Mary that she was to be the mother of our Savior, Jesus. Notice God did not pick a highly esteemed girl, but a peasant girl to be the mother of Jesus. He humbled Himself, so He could relate to all peoples. The big question is have we accepted Him into our lives and made Him Lord of our life, or is there something else we put first? Walk with King Jesus and be a blessing, Deacon Charlie Thought for the Week: God s grace is immeasurable; His mercy inexhaustible; His peace inexpressible. Christmas I wish each and everyone of you a very Blessed and Holy Christmas. ~~~~ May the Lord s presence be with you and your families and may Christmas Mass be ever so beautiful for all of you. Deacon Charlie Thought for the day: Take advantage of the gift of God s presence.
11 PAGE 11 FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT DECEMBER 21, 2014 SACRAMENTAL SCHEDULE SUNDAY EUCHARIST: [English] 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 AM (Saturday 5:00 PM) [Polish] 6:30 AM, 12:45 & 7:00 PM DAILY EUCHARIST: 9:00 AM (Monday - Friday) HOLY DAY EUCHARIST: Scheduled prior to the holy day. RECONCILIATION: Saturday: 4:00 4:45 PM MARRIAGE: Call the Parish Office 6 months in advance. BAPTISM: English - 1st Sunday at 3p.m.; Polish - 2nd & 4th Sunday at 12:45 Mass. No Exceptions. Call the Parish Office to schedule. Parents must attend preparation session. ANOINTING: Call the Parish Office when serious illness occurs :00 PM 6:30 AM 8:00 AM 9:30 AM 11:00 AM 12:45 PM 7:00 PM Lector 1 A. DuPraw E. Jedynasty K. Surwillo V. Bosworth J. McGuire A. Swietoslawski J. Stafiera Lector 2 D. Kazelas R. Purwin K. Koukola D. Urbaniak C. Golesz M. Klukoszowski A. Cison Host 1 B. Lojas E. Jedynasty D. Weber J. Latona L. Peters A. Swietoslawski Z. Komperda Host 1A E. Kazelas M. McCalip J. Frydrychowski M. Bobek A. Cison Host 3 A. Hallman J. Macias M. Kjer Z. Pash K. Tylka J. Stafiera Host 4 J. Schultz B. Obrochta D. Moriarty V. Vogel Wine 1 E. Nathan M. Obrochta M. Fonseca D. McGuire Wine 1A M. Beliveau Wine 2 D. Fierke R. Kavales K. Shubert A. Cortes Wine 3 F. Lojas M. Guerrero P. Swiatkowski D. Pospishil Wine 4 J. Dokey I. Lewis A. Brennan S. Huskey D. Roman A. Urbaniak J. Dimer T. Gomez M. Stone Sunday, December 21, 2014 MASS INTENTIONS FOR THE WEEK 6:30 AM Andrzej Chraca, Rodziny Chracow & Bobkow, Edward Dlugopolski, Joseph Obrochta, Stanislaw Styrczula, Wiktoria i Jozef Kopec, Jan Pawlik, Stanislaw Greczek 8:00 AM Tony Tomalewicz, Rick Tomalewicz, Teresa Hogel, Robert Denson, Fr. Ted Pracz (Healing) 9:30 AM Clara Modjewski, Ken Mysliwiec, People of The Parish, Walter J. Magda, Stephen & Catherine Stiak, Susan 11:00 AM Christian Schoot, Albert Flakus, William Kowalczyk, Stanislaw Para, Ludwik Malecki 12:45 PM Jozef Liptak, Walter Liptak, Richard Grodz, Helen i Jan Maka, Stanley i John Maka, Rafal Szczepanik, Kazimierz Swietochowski, Zbigniew Lukanus, Stanislaw Miernicki 7:00 PM Maria i Franciszek Lesnicki, Genowefa Bujnowska, Wladyslaw Grela, Wiktoria i Stanislaw Rafacz, Wladyslaw Glowac, Franciszek Krol, Maria Zawada, Franciszka Meza, Stanislawa, Romana synow i Teresy Zony Monday, December 22, :00 AM Bill & Mary Schmidt Tuesday, December 23, :00 AM Stanley Radwan, Radwan & Harwatek Families Wednesday, December 24, Christmas Eve 4:00 PM 9:30 PM 12:00 Midnight Thursday, December 25, Christmas Day 6:30 AM 8:00 AM 9:30 AM 11:00 AM 12:45 PM Friday, December 26, :00 AM Frank & Dominic Bon 10:30 AM Jozef Lipski, Agnieszka Jacyniewicz, Wladyslawa Lipska, Tadeusz I Wladyslaw Lipski 7:30 PM Richard Grodz, Edward Dlugopolski Saturday, December 27, :00 PM Jasinski Ptacholewa Wedding) 5:00 PM Kaspar Ciborowski, Albert Flakus, William & Ruth O Neill, Victor Flood, John Petri, Thomas Lupina, Stanley Lupina (Healing), Stella Studnicka, Gladys Seastrom Sunday, December 28, 2014 All Masses on Christmas Eve and Day are offered for the people of St. Fabian, for their families and friends, and for all our Parish Benefactors, living and Deceased. 6:30 AM Andrzej Chraca, Rodziny Chracow & Bobkow, Edward Dlugopolski, Joseph Obrochta, Stanislaw Styrczula, John Peregrym, Stanley Lach, Maria i Antoni Kowalczyk 8:00 AM Aleksander Bafia, Anna & Wladyslaw Rafacz, Andrzej Rafacz, Robert Denson, Patrick Curran 9:30 AM Lauretta Davis, Helena Wiszowaty, Franciszek Rabianski 11:00 AM Valeria & Edward Konstanty, Maria Vida, Phil Dedic 12:45 PM Richard Grodz, Clara Modjewski, Maria Nomtusiak, Jozef Jankowicz, Zbigniew Lukanus, Stanislaw Miernicki, Zdrowie dla Haliny, Franciszek Gal, Jan i Wladyslawa Bernas (60th) Wedding Anniversary 7:00 PM Jan i Franciszka Bukowski, Stanislaw i Aniela Moczarny, Anna i Jan Czaja REMEMBER THE SICK OF OUR PARISH IN YOUR PRAYERS Luz Acevado Joseph Aniol Lee Ascensio Katie Aston Clarence Bibly Cathy Bice Joe Bizub Terry Bochnak Rachelle Bowers Violet Bradley Norbert Brozinski Isabel Bujnowski Chuck & Phyllis Burcl Marilyn Buttny Lynn Callahan Baby Cole Cargol Genevieve Catalano Lucille Cavallone John Citiora Sam Clanton Dan Collins Rita Conetzkey Mary Jane Crowhurst D Agostino Family Mary Daniels Avery DiBow Carmen Di Miele Marge Dudzek Cathy Duska Mary Anne Dyer David & Robert Dziedzic Julian & Maria Filas Nicholas Fillion Carol Fiore Philip Fowler Michael Fox Coty Furmanek Patricia Gardner Gilbert Garza Agnes Geary Eric Gefvert Cardinal Francis George Karen Gleasner Joanna Glow Jose Gomez Irene Graff Nancy Granato Frank Grodz Pat Guglielmo Marissa Guzzy Randall Harding Rusty Harding Paul Heinisch, Sr. Karen & Michael Herbert Jay Higginson Rachel & Thomas Hernandez Bob Horstmann Stephanie Huskey Marilyn Jaborski-Borowy Walter Jachec Denise & Richard Jandura Virginia Janik Eugene F. Janus Donna Jasutis Elmer Javier Gladys Jaworski Patricia Kalata Denis Kazelas Nora Kazmierczak Stanislaw Kij Roman Klepczarek Bernadine Kolodziejczak Velta Kopacek Baby Logan Kreil George Kulpa Helen P. Kuzlik Joseph Lubas Bill & Whitney Luke Stanley Lupina Marcella Lustig Eileen & Michael McMillan Graeniel Lance Manuel Sr. Hilda Marquez Maria C. Martinez Selva Martinez John Methven Charles Miserendino Stacey Misicka Ido Moisan Aurora Murillo Ron Mystek Zofia Niemyjski Linda Norcutt Carmella Smiley - Norvell Danuta Nowak Marge Odenhanl Margareta Odeknal Beatrice Osbourne Linda Panos Dolores Polkow Marie & Richard Pollak Joe Poremba Ken Porter Rosalie Poynton Joseph Purpura Iracema Galvani Quinete Cyn Rajewski Ramond Rafael Adam Raj Mary Margaret Riccio Irena Rolak Barbara Rudzik Linda Saathoff Baby Isabelle Salihar Florian Scehura Bonnie Scepkowski John & Justin Sewers Michael Patrick Shilney Stanley Siemiawski Alfred Skrobot Maryann Sliwinski Albina Soltys Vivian Spanczak Lillian Stricker Carl Strupeck Joseph Studnicki Lillian Szurek Mary Tadda Julie Teninty Elsie Urbaniak Maci Villareal Sam Volpe Denise Warda George Wasinski David Weaver Iza Weisenritter Adam Westburg Melanie Williams Eileen & Robert Wilson Jerome Zaccaro Helena Zeglin Tom Zielinski Deacon Ron Zielinski Rachel & Tommy Zimmer
12 PAGE 12 FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT DECEMBER 21, 2014 CZYTANIA NA NIEDZIELÊ PIERWSZE CZYTANIE 2 Sm 7,1-5.8b-12.14a.16 Królestwo Dawida bêdzie trwa³o wiecznie Czytanie z Drugiej Ksiêgi Samuela Gdy król Dawid zamieszka³ w swoim domu, a Pan poskromi³ woko³o wszystkich jego wrogów, rzek³ król do proroka Natana: Spójrz, ja mieszkam w pa³acu cedrowym, a Arka Bo a mieszka w namiocie. Natan powiedzia³ do króla: Uczyñ wszystko, co zamierzasz w sercu, gdy Pan jest z tob¹. Lecz tej samej nocy skierowa³ Pan do Natana nastêpuj¹ce s³owa: IdŸ i powiedz mojemu s³udze, Dawidowi: To mówi Pan:»Czy ty zbudujesz mi dom na mieszkanie? Zabra³em ciê z pastwiska spoœród owiec, abyœ by³ w³adc¹ nad ludem moim, nad Izraelem. I by³em z tob¹ wszêdzie, dok¹d siê uda³eœ, wytraci³em przed tob¹ wszystkich twoich nieprzyjació³. Dam ci s³awê najwiêkszych ludzi na ziemi. Wyznaczê miejsce mojemu ludowi, Izraelowi, i osadzê go tam, i bêdzie mieszka³ na swoim miejscu, a nie poruszy siê wiêcej, a ludzie nikczemni nie bêd¹ go ju uciskaæ jak dawniej. Od czasu kiedy ustanowi³em sêdziów nad ludem moim izraelskim, obdarzy³em ciê pokojem ze wszystkimi wrogami. Tobie te Pan zapowiedzia³, e ci zbuduje dom. Kiedy wype³ni¹ siê twoje dni i spoczniesz obok swych przodków, wtedy wzbudzê po tobie potomka twojego, który wyjdzie z twoich wnêtrznoœci, i utwierdzê jego królestwo. Ja bêdê mu Ojcem, a on bêdzie Mi synem. Przede Mn¹ dom twój i twoje królestwo bêdzie trwaæ na wieki«. Oto S³owo Bo e. PSALM RESPONSORYJNY: Ps 89, i 29 Na wieki bêdê s³awi³ ³aski Pana. Na wieki bêdê s³awi³ ³aski Pana, moimi ustami bêdê g³osi³ Tw¹ wiernoœæ przez wszystkie pokolenia. Albowiem powiedzia³eœ: Na wieki ugruntowana jest ³aska, utrwali³eœ sw¹ wiernoœæ w niebiosach. Zawar³em przymierze z moim wybrañcem, przysi¹g³em mojemu s³udze Dawidowi: Utrwalê twoje potomstwo na wieki i tron twój umocniê na wszystkie pokolenia. On bêdzie wo³a³ do Mnie: Ty jesteœ moim Ojcem moim Bogiem, opok¹ mego zbawienia. Na wieki zachowam dla niego ³askê i trwa³e bêdzie moje z nim przymierze. Na wieki bêdê s³awi³ ³aski Pana. DRUGIE CZYTANIE Rz 16,25-27 Tajemnica ukryta dla dawnych wieków zosta³a objawiona Czytanie z Listu œwiêtego Paw³a Aposto³a do Rzymian Bracia: Temu, który ma moc utwierdziæ was zgodnie z Ewangeli¹ i moim g³oszeniem Jezusa Chrystusa, zgodnie z objawion¹ tajemnic¹, dla dawnych wieków ukryt¹, teraz jednak ujawnion¹, a przez pisma prorockie na rozkaz odwiecznego Boga wszystkim narodom obwieszczon¹, dla sk³onienia ich do pos³uszeñstwa wierze, Bogu, który jedynie jest m¹dry, przez Jezusa Chrystusa, niech bêdzie chwa³a na wieki wieków. Amen. Oto S³owo Bo e. ŒPIEW PRZED EWANGELI : k 1,38 Alleluja, Alleluja, Alleluja Oto ja s³u ebnica Pañska, niech Mi siê stanie wed³ug twego s³owa. Alleluja, Alleluja, Alleluja EWANGELIA k 1,26-38 Maryja pocznie i porodzi Syna S³owa Ewangelii wed³ug œwiêtego ukasza Bóg pos³a³ anio³a Gabriela do miasta w Galilei, zwanego Nazaret, do Dziewicy poœlubionej mê owi, imieniem Józef, z rodu Dawida; a Dziewicy by³o na imiê Maryja. Anio³ wszed³ do Niej i rzek³: B¹dŸ pozdrowiona, pe³na ³aski. Pan z Tob¹. Ona zmiesza³a siê na te s³owa i rozwa a³a, co mia³oby znaczyæ to pozdrowienie. Lecz anio³ rzek³ do Niej: Nie bój siê, Maryjo, znalaz³aœ bowiem ³askê u Boga. Oto poczniesz i porodzisz Syna, któremu nadasz imiê Jezus. Bêdzie On wielki i bêdzie nazwany Synem Najwy szego, a Pan Bóg da Mu tron Jego ojca, Dawida. Bêdzie panowa³ nad domem Jakuba na wieki, a Jego panowaniu nie bêdzie koñca. Na to Maryja rzek³a do anio³a: Jak e siê to stanie, skoro nie znam mê a?. Anio³ Jej odpowiedzia³: Duch Œwiêty zst¹pi na Ciebie i moc Najwy szego os³oni Ciê. Dlatego te Œwiête, które siê narodzi, bêdzie nazwane Synem Bo ym. A oto równie krewna Twoja, El bieta, poczê³a w swej staroœci syna i jest ju w szóstym miesi¹cu ta, która uchodzi za niep³odn¹. Dla Boga bowiem nie ma nic niemo liwego. Na to rzek³a Maryja: Oto ja s³u ebnica Pañska, niech Mi siê stanie wed³ug twego s³owa. Wtedy odszed³ od Niej anio³. Oto s³owo Pañskie.
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Acknowledgements GOING TO MASS Sponsored by the Office for Ministry with Persons with Disabilities, Catholic Life & Evangelization Diocese of Allentown Director, Sr. Janice Marie Johnson, R.S.M. Parish
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Louisiana We are so proud to announce that we are 100% debt free! Praise God! We started our business with over a million and a half dollars in debt. God has been good to us and true to His Word. Brother
BIBLE STUDIES AT CATHOLIC PARISHES IN FAIRFIELD COUNTY These Bible Studies are open to all! Alphabetical Order by Town (to add/change listings email firstname.lastname@example.org) Edited 6/26/2015 26 Dodgington
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OUR LIFE WITH JESUS Faith and Life Series 3 Third Edition Contents Note to Parents... 7 1. God Loves Us... 9 2. God Created the World... 13 3. Learning about God.... 17 4. The Promise of a Savior... 23
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MARY PONDERS, DO WE? The Word of God on this Christmas Day is Luke 2:19 which reads: And Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. So far the text. The glory of God has been revealed,
PRAYING for OUR YOUTH CELEBRATING WORLD YOUTH DAY We have come to worship Him. Matthew 2:2 Thousands of high school and college aged students along with young adults from all over the world will gather
MARRIAGE LITURGY / NO MASS Opening Prayer A1 Father, you have made the bond of Marriage a holy mystery, a symbol of Christ's love for His Church. Hear our prayers for Groom and Bride. With faith in you
Lesson 2: Principles of Evangelism Introduction In our last lesson, we discovered that our identity determines, more than anything else, the success of our mission work. Who we are is so much more important
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Fundamental Principles of the Brothers of Saint Francis Xavier Adapted for use in Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools Friend, You have freely chosen to respond to the call of God to live a life of love