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Saint Albert the Great

8000 south Linder avenue BURBANK




The King of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst, you have no further misfortune to fear. Zephaniah 3:15b


All are In this House of God

MASSES SATURDAY 5:00 PM (Sunday Obligation) SUNDAY 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM (English-Polish) - 12:00 PM 6:15 AM, 1:30 PM and 5:00 PM (Polish) 6:30 PM (Spanish) WEEKDAY MASSES (Monday-Friday) 6:30 AM, 7:30 AM (Polish), 8:30 AM SATURDAY MASS 7:30 AM ( Polish) 8:30 AM FIRST FRIDAY ADORATION - All day, 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 Baptismal Preparation Class Last Monday of month at 7:00 PM Parish registration and attendance at the Baptismal Preparation Class are required prior to Baptism. SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE All wedding arrangements must be made with a parish priest at least 5 months prior to scheduled date. All couples are required to participate in a marriage preparation program. Parish registration is a requirement. Times of marriages are as follows: Saturday 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM

PARISH OFFICE.(708)423-0321 or (708)423-0322 BIURO PARAFIALNE (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 SCHOOL..(708)424-7757 Mrs. Marilyn Kurowski, Principal 5535 West State Road www.stalbertcatholicschool.com CCD OFFICE...(708)636-0406 Mr. Kevin Wiseman, Coordinator 5535 West State Road

Monday, December 17, 2012 6:30 - Marian Jelcz - Blessing 7:30 +Jozef Wilczek, +John Galdyn 8:30 + JoAnn Wright, +Kay Moscato Tuesday, December 18, 2012 6:30 +Rose Piwowar 7:30 8:30 +Ron Mroz Sr., +Joseph Ryan Wednesday, December 19, 2012 6:30 +Louis & Adeline Bal 7:30 +Jozef Wilczek 8:10 - MORNING PRAYER OF THE CHURCH 8:30 +Margaret OHara - 23rd Anniv. of Death +Faustine Nowicki Thursday, December 20, 2012 6:30 7:30 +Jozef Wilczek 8:30 +Josephine Rolewicz +Robert Paulus - Anniv. of Death 7:00PM-PARISH HOLY HOUR Friday, December 21, 2012 St. Peter Canisius, Priest & Doctor of the Church 6:30 7:30 +Janina Skobel 8:30 Tony DiNello - Blessing 12:00PM - Polish Missions 7:00PM - Polish Missions Saturday, December 22, 2012 7:30 8:30 +John Bourke - 7th Anniv. of Death +Joseph & Salvatore Imbarrato 5:00PM +Mary Westberg +Theresa Ostrowski +Cecilia Mikrut, +Robert Andavis +Ellen Kandich Sunday, December 23, 2012 Fourth Sunday of Advent 6:15 7:30 -For the Parishioners 9:00 +Jacob & Genevieve Klumbis +Robert OGrady +Walter & Alice Zagajewski 10:30 +Jan Maziarz, +Jozef Drzazga 12:00PM +Mariano & Santa Rizzo +William & Ethelreda Sullivan 1:30PM +Halina Mikrut +Jozef & Czeslawa Milek -Helena & Jozef Michniak - Blessing 5:00PM 6:30PM +Enrique Rodriguez Jr. +Humberto Flores


Tuesday, December 18, 2012 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. in English Wednesday, December 19, 2012 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Polish Friday, December 21, 2012 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Polish 5:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Polish Saturday, December 22, 2012 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in English & Polish
REJOICE! Today has traditionally been called Gaudete Sunday. The Latin tag is derived from Pauls appeal in the second reading to rejoice always in the Lord, and the Latin Mass text based on that reading. The irony and paradox of this Christian joy is underlined by the fact that Paul wrote those words in prison. But from there he could see the progress of Gods work. Is it obvious to us? We feel that this is not the time for joy when there is so much suffering and moral evil. It is interesting, then, that the first reading is from the prophet Zephaniah, who is almost exclusively concerned with gloomy visions of Judgment Day. Today the Church selects the only optimistic text in Zephaniah, in which the prophet has been touched by the spirit of joy. This, we are assured on all sides, is the season of joy. Let us recapture that feeling of joy in our lives and reflect it to those who are joyless. Copyright J. S. Paluch Co.
LET US PRAY For the sick: Elizabeth Doque, Diana & Tom Soukup, Marge Nunez, Marlene Johanes, Andrea Pelicano, Janet Arndt, Mary Sochacz Marilyn Buchalski, Jim Kopec and Family, Eric Dulce, Pineda and Eckhart Families, Carmella Mazurek, Virginia Wolski, Arletta Ceynow, Carmen Salonga Family, Cermak Family, Olga Garcia, Michael Mazurek, John Bello, Bernice Ciszek, Valerie Farbin, Barbara Iacullo, Irene Korosa, Bill & Ruth Eichnamm, Diane & Robert Juris, Dorothy Reid, Salvatore Bottari, Theresa Lonski, Harriet Madey Alex Silverman, Don Kupiec, Richard Polancyk, Johana Pusateri, Janelle Demski, Bussie & Hedderman Families, Sister Patricia Labuda, Walter Anderson, Denis Hedderman & Family Shirley McVane, Katie and Lucy Hedderman, Cheryl Korosa, Penny Prokop, Mary Ann Riccio. For the deceased: Charles Geinosky.

TREASURES FROM OUR TRADITION Years ago, the trick question on religion quizzes would be to name all the liturgical colors, or the colors of the vestments worn at Mass. Rose is a color seldom seen, used at most two days a year. Today, Gaudete Sunday, is one of those days. The name of the day is drawn from an opening verse in the old Latin Mass texts: Gaudete is Latin for Rejoice! This years Gospel certainly reflects that mood as Elizabeth feels her infant within her leaping for joy at the presence of Mary. Marys visit to her aged cousin is an act of compassion between women, as two kinswomen who are bearing children into the world share their joy. Some churches retain the custom of having the priest wear rose vestments today, and many will use a rose candle in the Advent wreath. Violet is the official color for Advent and Lent, but many parishes employ different hues for each season, trying to keep them distinct. In medieval times, dye was costly, and poor parishes used unornamented plain cloth for vestments. Dyes were expensive and some colors, particularly purple, difficult to achieve. In England, purple dye was made from mollusks, yielding at best a deep indigo or blue and not the desired violet. Thus, the color of Advent in the British Isles has long been a deep blue, reminding many people of Marys presence at the heart of the Advent mystery. That theology is largely unplanned: its all because of the clams!
James Field, Copyright J. S. Paluch Co.


Monday December 24, 2012 Christmas Eve 4:00 p.m. Mass in English 8:00 p.m. Mass in Polish 10:00 p.m. Mass in Polish 12:00a.m. Midnight Mass in English Tuesday December 25, 2012 Monday December 31, 2012 Christmas Day New Years Eve Holy Day of Obligation 6:30 a.m. Mass in English 6:15 a.m. Mass in Polish 7:30 a.m. mass in Polish 7:30 a.m. Mass in English 8:30 a.m. Mass in English 9:00 a.m. Mass in English 5:00 p.m. Mass in English 10:30 a.m. Mass bilingual 7:00 p.m. Mass in Polish English & Polish Tuesday January 1, 2013 12:00 Noon Mass in English New Years Day 1:30 p.m. Mass in Polish Holy Day of Obligation 5:00 p.m. Mass in Polish 6:15 a.m. Mass in Polish 6:30 p.m. Mass in Spanish 7:30 a.m. Mass in English Wednesday December 26, 2012 9:00 a.m. Mass in English St. Stephen the Martyr 10:30 a.m. Mass bilingual 6:30 a.m. Mass in English English & Polish 7:30 a.m. Mass in Polish 12:00 Noon Mass in English 8:30 a.m. Mass in English 1:30 p.m. Mass in Polish 12:00 Noon Mass in Polish 5:00 p.m. Mass in Polish 7:00 p.m. Mass in Polish 6:30 p.m. Mass in Spanish
Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy Luke 2:10 The angels proclaimed good news to the shepherds.... Today also, God proclaims the good news to those whom He calls to be His witnesses, and invites them to share this good news with the whole world. Is this good news of Gods calling addressed to you? Are you ready to preach Gods love to others? Come to adore the newborn Christ and to listen to Gods voice in your heart together with Dominican Sisters of the Immaculate Conception. The program includes praying with Sisters, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, individual talks if needed, quiet time for personal reflection, sharing Christmas joy, and more December 2730. Justice, Illinois Why Because God is calling many young women to religious life. You may be one of them. Who? Women 18-35 years old Cost $50 (financial aid available) For more information please contact Sr. Leonarda, OP at sr.Leonarda@sistersOP.com. Please, send your regis-

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St. Albert the Great Fall 2012 Raffle

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Tickets are $5.00 or book of 5 for $25.00. Tickets may be purchased at the parish office.

Raffle Tickets need to be returned by Sunday, Dec. 16. Drawing will be held Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012
CHUCKS COMMUNITY NIGHT Mark your calendars for Monday, December 17. Another Community Night will take place at Chucks on 79th St. If you like southern barbeque, Chucks is the place to go!

Wendys Community Night Help rise funds for the St. Albert the Great School on
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 between 5-8-pm. Dine in or drive through, at the Wendys at 79th and Harlem. We hope to see you there!

St. Albert the Great School

Some of our activities that took place i n N o v em b e r
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus in the morning...

Sister Dorothy and 3rd graders show the finger rosaries

History and Technology; what are the names of famous pyramids

Thanksgiving 2012 Our 1st graders give thanks for their families, friends and teachers

St i c k n e y To w n s h i p R e s i de n ts A r e Yo u E l i g i b le f o r W I C ?
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Polonia Club at St. Albert the Great Parish Invites All Parishioners to

New Years Eve Party

Music by band Zowodziany

Monday, December 31, 2012 at 8:00 pm

In Rogers Hall

preceded by Mass at 7:00 pm

Tickets $70.00- included in price: Dinner from Mabenka Restaurant, Champagne on each table, Sweet table, free coffee and tea We provide care and entertainment for your children throughout the event Please let us know how many children you need to place in our care, charge per child is $15 and it includes; snacks, refreshments, games, competitions and more... Tickets (for children and adults) may be purchased at the parish office or in church after the Mass

Pregnant or Breastfeeding, Have an Infant or Children up to age 5 Work with limited income or have no income Want to improve your familys health with good nutrition For more information Contact Stickney Public Health District WIC Program (708) 424-9200 x 2158 Baby Food * Cereal * Cheese * Eggs * * 100% Juice *, Milk * Peanut Butter * Canned Tuna/ Pink Salmon * Fruit* *Vegetable Vouchers * Whole Grain Products* This institution is an equal opportunity provider

The following babies Became members of Gods Family here recently:

Natalia Gabriela Wydrych, Dominik Lizak, Santiago Nicholas Martinez, Dominik Klein, Lily Gianna Navarro, Roxanna Olivarez, Noah Sebastian Gomez, Julia Anna Parzygnat, Damian Jan Garcia, Angelo Manuel Garcia, Julian Xavier Garcia, Izabella Karolina Zych, Olivia Janik, Adam Jan Karcz, Mia Victoria Rose Gozdal, Julian Krystian Bryniarski, Gabriel Grabowiecki.


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December 17 - 20 at St. Alberts

Monday, December 17 11:00 am Seniors Tuesday, December 18 7:00 pm Bingo Wednesday, December 19 8:10 am Morning Prayer of the Church 6:30 pm St. Vincent De Paul Thursday, December 20 7:00 pm Parish Holy Hour/Adoration

We extend our best wishes and pray that what has begun in them will be brought to perfection.
Members of our Parish Ministry Groups are invited to the Annual Christmas Appreciation Party!

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

( in Rogers Hall)

Please join us at 6pm in the Church for a short Christmas Carols presentation by our choirs. Dinner to follow in Rogers Hall at 7pm.

Fr. Michael L. Zoufal

Please RSVP to the Parish Office no later than December 31st, 2012 (708) 423 -0321


Poniedziaek 24-go Grudnia, 2012 Wigilia Boego Narodzenia 7:30 a.m. Roraty w jz. Polskim 8:30 a.m. Msza w. w jz. Angielskim 4:00 p.m. Msza w. w jz. Angielskim 8:00 p.m. Pasterka dla dzieci w jz. Polskim

Poniedzialek, 31 Grudnia, 2012 Zakoczenie Starego Roku 7:30 a.m. Msza w. w jz. Polskim 8:30 a.m. Msza w. W jz. Angielskim 5:00 p.m. Msza w. w jz. Angielskim 7:00 p.m. Msza w. w jz. Polskim Wtorek, 1-go Stycznia, 2013 Nowy Rok 6:15 a.m. Msza w. w jz. Polskim 7:30 a.m. Msza w. w jz. Angielskim 9:00 a.m. Msza w. w jz. Angielskim 10:30 a.m. Msza Sw. w jz. Angielskim i Polskim 12:00 p.m. Msza w. w jz. Angielskim 1:30 p.m. Msza w. w jz. Polskim 5:00 p.m. Msza w. w jz. Polskim 6:30 p.m. Msza w. w jz. Hiszpaskim

Spowied Switeczna
Wtorek 18-go Grudnia (w jz. Angielskim) od godz. 6:00 p.m. do 8:30 p.m.

roda 19-go Grudnia

(w jz. Polskim ) od godz. 6:00 p.m. do 8:30 p.m.

Koldy przed Pasterk

10:00 p.m. Pasterka w jz. Polskim 12:00 a.m. Pasterka w jz. Angielskim Wtorek, 25-go Grudnia, 2012 Boe Narodzenie 6:15 a.m. Msza w. w jz. Polskim 7:30 a.m. Msza w. w jz. Angielskim 9:00 a.m. Msza w. w jz. Angielskim 10:30 a.m. Msza w. w jz. Angielskim i Polskim 12:00 p.m. Msza w. w jz. Angielskim 1:30 p.m. Msza w. w jz. Polskim 5:00 p.m. Msza w. w jz. Polskim 6:30 p.m. Msza w. w jz. Hiszpaskim roda, 26-go Grudnia, 2012 w. Szczepana Mczennika 6:30 a.m. Msza w. w jez. Angielskim 7:30 a.m. Msza w. w jz. Polskim 8:30 a.m. Msza w. w jz. Angielskim 12:00 p.m. Msza w. w jz. Polskim 7:00 p.m. Msza w. w jez. Polskim

Pitek 21-go Grudnia

(po Polsku) 10:30 a.m. do 12:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m. do 8:30 p.m.

Sobota 22-go Grudnia

3:00p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (w jz. Angielskim i Polskim)

Zabawa Sylwestrowa


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Poznaj Msz wit Sowo po Sowie - Dzieli Si

Jezus mwi o sobie jako Dobrym Pasterzu i wypowiada pamitne sowa Ja przyszedem po to, aby owce miay ycie i miay je w obfitoci. (J. 10, 10). Dzielc si sob, Chrystus dzieli si z nami peni ycia. Kada Msza w.,bdc Jezusowym dzieleniem si sob, w miosnym oddawaniu ycia za nas, jest wyrazem Boej szczodroci. Moemy tylko stawa przed tym Boym Darem w cakowitym zachwycie i z sercami przepenionymi wdzicznoci. Tak jak Jezus dzieli si z nami podczas Mszy w., tak i my uczymy dzieli si z innymi. Jego hojno jest zaraliwa. Na Msz w. przynosimy nasze gosy, nadzieje i wzniesione rce, by dzieli si nimi z brami i siostrami. Kady uczestnik Mszy w. ma przydzielony konkretny rodzaj posugi- poczwszy od kapana, suby Otarza, lektorw, ministrw Eucharystii, muzykw, panw zbierajcych kolekt, koczc na grupach piewajcych i modlitewnych. Nasze dzielenie si trwa nadal, nawet po zakoczeniu Mszy w., kiedy to powracamy do wiata (zewntrznego) po sowach kapana: Idcie, w pokoju Chrystusa (i gocie Sowo Boe).

Sylwestrowy wystrj sali akcesoria, Szampask zabaw przy muzyce zespou Zowodziany, obiad z Mabenki, szampan na kady st, sodki st, z kaw i herbat za darmo, Bar alkoholowy patny Opieka dla dzieci na czas imprezyprosimy o wszeniejsze zgoszenie liczby dzieci, opata $15 od dziecka, wliczony poczstunek, gry, konkursy i zabawy pod fachow opiek) Pocztek o godz.20:00, Zabawa poprzedzona bdzie Msz wit o godz 19:00 Wstep $ 70 Bilety do nabycia w kancelari kocioa i u czonkw Zarzdu. 708*423*0321