2600 N. Sayre, Chicago, Illinois 60707
Rev. Robert J. Lojek, Pastor - ext. 13
Deacon Dennis Colgan
Deacon Edward Simola
Deacon John Ponce De Leon
Laszlo Katona, Principal - ext. 35
Martin Wojtulewicz, Bus Mgr. - ext. 17
Terry Robertson, Rel Ed. -ext. 27
Robert Mather, Organist
Kathy Rudy, Secretary-ext. 10
email: [email protected]
Daughters of Divine Love/Convent:
773/622-2434 or 773/385-6670
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Evening Hours Monday—Friday:
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
(Closed Tuesday morning till 12:00)
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 Noon
RECTORY OFFICE: 773/637-6565
RECTORY FAX: 773/637-7042
SCHOOL OFFICE: 773/637-5130
SCHOOL FAX: 773/745-4208
FI A CE: 773/637-6565 x14
SCHOOL WEB: stwilliamschool.org
EW PARISHIO ERS:
Welcome!! Please register at Rectory.
E-MAIL: [email protected]
January 13, 2013
The Baptism of the Lord
January 13, 2013
SUNDAY, JANUARY 13—The Baptism of the Lord
Theodore Samojla—(Death Anniv)
Nora & Tony Tarpey
Frank & David Gallo
Virginia Goggin -Good Health Blessing
Zmarlych Rodzicow i zmarlych z
Mari Puchala -(3rd Death Anniv)
Nancy Hycner—Good Health Blessing
MONDAY, JANUARY 14
TUESDAY, JANUARY 15
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16
Rafal & Meta Klonowski
THURSDAY, JANUARY 17—St. Anthony
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19
Charles Fleming (Death Anniv)
9:00am Polish Andrzej Skokowski
Saturday: 8:15 a.m. & 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 7:30, 9:00, 10:30 (Polish) & 12:00pm
Monday - Saturday: 8:15 a.m. Mass with rosary
starting at 7:30 a.m.
Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help on
Wednesday after English & Polish Mass
Polish Mass: Saturday 9:00 a.m., Sunday 10:30a.m.
and Wednesday 6:00 p.m.
Civic Holidays: 9:00 a.m.
Every Thursday from Noon—5:30p.m.
3:00pm Chaplet of Divine Mercy-Polish
5:15pm Chaplet of Divine Mercy-English
followed by Benediction
One Preparation Class is required. The Class
will meet on the first Wednesday of the month
at 7:30 p.m. in the Rectory.
Baptism is celebrated on the second and fourth
Sunday of the month, attend Noon Mass then
Baptism immediately following.
An appointment should be made with one of the
priests or deacons at least six months prior to the
wedding. This should be done before a date or
banquet hall is reserved.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION:
Saturday: 3:30—4:15 p.m.
You may also call the rectory for an appointment.
SACRAMENT OF THE SICK:
Call the Rectory for a priest. Please do not wait
until the person is unconscious or near death.
If you or someone you love would like to receive
Communion, call the rectory to make arrangements
for regular visits.
Articles are due on Friday by Noon, before the
following Sunday. Articles can run 1—2 weeks.
THOUGHTS FROM DEACON ED…
"NO" is one of the few words that can never be misunderstood.
WEEK AT A GLANCE
Amount needed weekly to cover our
budgeted expenses is: $6,500
Budget for Weekly Collection .……………....$6,500
Weekend Collection 1/6/13....………............. $6,265
January 1st- Solemnity of Mary………...…....$3,243
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
Please remember St. William Parish in your will!
We are sincerely grateful to those who give regularly
and generously of their treasure as well as those who
give of their time and talent to support the work of
St. William Parish. May God Bless You!!
BOX TOPS FOR EDUCATION
We are collecting Box Tops for
Education and ask the entire parish to help out. Please send Box
Tops to school or church Box
Tops are collected throughout the school year and
each one is worth 10 cents. The money raised will
be used to update educational resources, such as text-
On behalf of the Louis Ricchio Family, we would
like to thank everyone for their prayers and support
of our family. Louie loved his parish and those
who support it.
The Ricchio Family
Sunday, January 13
2nd Collection: Latin America
10:00am—1:00pm RCIA Classes –School Rm 315
12:30—3:30pm Youth Group Mtg –Liebrich Hall
Monday, January 14
10:00am—1:00pm Seniors Group –Liebrich Hall
7:30—9:00pm Knights Board Mtg –Teacher’s Lnge
7:00—9:00pm School Board Mtg –School Library
Tuesday, January 15
7:00—8:30pm Sports Com Mtg –School Library
Wednesday, January 16
12:15 –1:15pm School Mass practice –Church
6:30—9:00pm RCIA Confirmation Prep –Rm 315
7:00—9:00pm Choir Practice –Church
Thursday, January 17
Noon—5:30pm Eucharistic Adoration –Church
3:00pm Divine Mercy Chaplet/ Polish –Church
5:15pm Divine Mercy Chaplet/ English –Church
6:15—9:15pm Girl Scouts –Rm 315
7:00—8:30pm Boy Scout Troop 49 –Liebrich Hall
Friday, January 18
8:15am All School Mass –Church
6:00—9:30pm Cub Scout Pk 3049 –Liebrich Hall
Saturday, January 19
3:30—5:30pm Polish Boy Scouts.—Liebrich Hall
6:00—9:00pm Pinewood Derby Set Up –Liebrich Hall
Please Pray for our Deceased
PLEASE PRAY FOR OUR SICK
CAREGIVER POSITION WANTED
Experienced woman caregiver is seeking full
time or part time position taking care of an
elderly person. 16 years experience with excellent references. Please call Janina at 773557-8287.
Katia & Casey Pietrzyk
ADVERTISER OF THE WEEK:
DAPPS KITCHEN RESTAURANT
Thanks for your sponsorship!
See ad in the back of the bulletin.
Save the Dates!
February 3, 4 & 5
St. William Church along with St. Celestine and St.
Cyprian are joining together for a Pre-Lenten mission. The theme will be “ o Greater Love”: Reflections on the Seven Last Words of Jesus, presented
by Friar Johnpaul Cafiero, OFM.
Friar Johnpaul, will lead us in reflections on the
seven last words of Jesus in his engaging and informative style. His storytelling and humor bring to life
the message of Jesus’ words to us, his disciples today. Topics such as: faith and doubt, addictions and
conversion, depression and surrender, death and new
life will be explored. An enjoyable and faith
strengthening experience for junior high students
through senior citizens. Come; bring a friend or
family member for an hour and a half they will not
soon forget. Hospitality will be served after the service. The Mission will take place at St. William
CARDINAL GEORGE ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
Cardinal George has begun a series of talks on religious freedom in each of the vicariates. The Cardinal will engage parishioners about the importance of
the religious freedom issues with respect to the new
mandates and regulations surrounding the health care
laws. There will be time for people to discuss and
ask questions. Vicariate IV is on January 14 at
7:00pm at St. Domitilla Church, 4940 Washington
Street, Hillside. Phone: 708/449-8430.
Football Mania Winners!
Week #16 – No Winning Ticket
Week #17 - #2445-2A039 for
Thank you for playing Football Mania and supporting St.
William School. $700.00 was paid out to our winners!
ST. WILLIAM SCHOOLS
CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK
Take a chance on St. William School –participate in
our annual cash raffle! Tickets cost $2 each and 10
prizes totaling $3,000 will be awarded: one $1,500,
one $750, one $300, two $100, and five $50 prizes.
Sheets of raffle tickets are available by the church
doors or Rectory and can be returned to the school or
the rectory. The drawing will be held on Friday,
February 1, the last day of our Catholic Schools
Week celebration. Thank you for supporting St.
William School and its students!
St. William Seniors will hold their next meeting on
Monday, January 14th. The meeting starts at
10:00am in Liebrich Hall. There will be coffee and,
bingo and other games. All seniors welcome!
WE THE PEOPLE OF GOD—Vatican Council II
Sunday, January 20, 2013, 1:00 to 4:30 PM
St. Giles Parish, McDonough Hall, 1025 Columbian
Avenue in Oak Park
Among all the nations of the earth, there is but one
People of God.” ( Lumen Gentium, document of the
Second Vatican Council)
Convened by Pope John XXIII, a man greatly revered throughout the world, the Council worked to
update and renew a church in need of reform.
Among its most significant proclamations, we were
all given the dignifying title, The People of God.
We are gathering to remember, celebrate and reignite
the flame of joy brought by the Spirit that burned so
brightly during those days of liberation, refreshment
and empowerment. An interfaith panel of guests will
speak about the effects the Council has had in their
Donation requested. Refreshments will be served.
For further information and registration, please contact: Dorothy Doherty, 708-524-0727 or e-mail at
MIDLIFE CATHOLIC SINGLES RETREAT
Mid-life Singles (mid-30s to 50s): register today for a life-changing weekend retreat at the Cardinal Stritch Retreat House, Mundelein, on Feb 22-24, 2013. Cost is just $175 for meals and a single room. Take a chance
and get involved... you won't regret it! Call (312) 532-8286, e-mail [email protected], or visit
www.ReflectRetreat.com for details.
ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO
Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. William,
Happy New Year! One more time, I would
like to thank you all for your kind and generous donations for the Christmas collection of $18,145, and
for supporting this parish. I would also like to thank
the Ushers, Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, Choir
members, volunteers who cleaned the church with
Sr. Noemi and the decorators. From deep in my
heart I appreciate all you do. I am so proud of this
parish and proud to be your pastor.
Please save the following dates: February 3,
4 & 5 for our pre-Lenten Mission at 7:00pm in
church. We have a very special guest preacher, Friar
Johnpaul Cafiero, and we are honored to have him at
our church. Please invite family and friends to attend this wonderful, first time event! The mission is
sponsored by St. William, St. Cyprian and St. Celestine so we expect a very full church, please come
early! Check out Friar Johnpaul’s website for info.
More good news: although we have just finished the 2012 Annual Catholic Appeal, we have received the materials for 2013’s Annual Catholic Appeal! I do not have the final tally of 2012, the Archdiocese will let us know by the end of January.
Our goal for 2013 is $22,393.00. Once we
reach this goal, every dollar over is returned to our
parish. It is again, so important that every parishioner give something to the Appeal. If you received
an Appeal letter from the Cardinal, you can either
mail it or drop it in the collection basket for the parish to send in. If you mail it, please mark your check
for St. William Parish or we will not get credit.
Catholic Schools Week begins January 27th
with 9:00am Family Mass and open house at the
school. All are invited.
The second collection today is for Latin
America but no envelope was in your packet; you
can pick up the special envelope at church.
There are many mass openings for 2013.
Please remember not only your deceased loved ones
but also the sick, birthday’s, Anniversary’s, graduation, Baptisms, etc.
God Bless you all and please stay healthy!
-Fr. Robert Lojek
January 6, 2013
Dear Brothers & Sisters in Christ,
As thousands of young people in the United
States and around the world prepare to attend World
Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, nearly 25,000 young
people in nearby Maraba, Brazil, are struggling to
subsist surrounded by a world of violence, poverty
and little hope for the future.
Fortunately, the parishioners of Nossa Senhora de Nazare parish in Maraba have begun a series
of programs targeted at these youth enabling them to
grow in their relationship with Christ and acquire
skills to break the cycle of poverty that encircles
them. The parish was able to provide for these programs as the result of funding from the Collection for
the Church in Latin America.
In twenty-two countries of South America
and the Caribbean, funds from this collection provide
the assistance that individual parishes need to sustain
and enrich the faith of their parishioners. Additionally, your generosity will assist in the formation of
seminarians, permanent deacons, religious sisters and
brothers, and lay ministers of the Gospel.
Please know that I am grateful for your support and generosity. During the upcoming season of
Lent, you and those you love will be in my prayers;
please keep me in yours.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Frances Cardinal George, O.M.I
Archbishop of Chicago
BULLETIN AD SPACE!
We will sell ad space in the bulletin, for jobs wanted
and help needed for $5 per week. Unfortunately, we
do not have the space for apartments and home sales.
Ministry Schedule for the Weekend of January 19 & 20, 2013
Fr. Robert Lojek
Fr. Gerry Kelly
Fr. Robert Lojek
Fr. Robert Lojek
John Ponce de
Sr. Miriam Mercy Giovanni Balingit
WIZARD OF OZ AUDITIONS
The Rising Stars Theatre Co. announces open auditions for our spring musical "The Wizard of Oz".
Seeking a large cast of children, teens and adults
ages 8 and up. Auditions held at 2559 N. Sayre, Chicago. Auditions are: Children 8-12 years old- Saturday, January 26 from 9am-11am. Teens and adultsages 13 and up: Saturday January 26 from noon-2pm
and Sunday January 27 from 2pm-6pm. No appointment needed. All roles open. No pay. Teens and
adults prepare 32 bars of an uptempo song. Bring
sheet music in your key. Be prepared to dance and
possibly read from the script. Children will be
taught a song and simple dance steps. Performances
are Saturdays and Sundays from April 20-May 5. For
www.risingstarschicago.com or call 773-736-2490.
PARISHIONER NEEDS A RIDE
An elderly parishioner in the vicinity of Medill and
Neva is in need of a ride to and from Mass. She
would be grateful to attend any English mass. If you
would be willing to accommodate this lady, please
call the rectory at 773/637-6565 ext. 10, for more
information. God Bless you!
KO FERE CJE W ROKU WIARY W KOŚCIELE
W każdą środe od stycznia 9,2013--pazdziernika
16,2013r w naszym Kościele odbędą się wyklady na
temat : Rok Wiary, Sobór Watykański II , Katechizm
Kościoła Katolickiego. Każde spotkanie poprzedzać
będzie Msza Św. o godz. 6:00P.M. z nowenną do
Tematy spotkań na
poszczególne tygodnie w
miesiącu styczniu i lutym:
Czlowiek jest otwarty na Boga.
Luty 06—Wyznanie Wiary:
Luty 20—Wyznanie Wiary: Człowiek odpowiada
Luty 27—Wyznanie Wiary: Wirzę w Boga Ojca.
Zapraszamy wszystkich do wzięcia udziału w tych
przygotowanych wykladach właczając się modlitwą
indywidualną,medytacją Słowa Bożego i poprzez
doświadczenie działania Bożego w liturgii.
M.B.GROM ICZ EJ--SPOTKA IE
ARODZE IE to czas
szczególnego budowania wspólnoty z
Bogiem i bliznimi.
Parafia Św.Williama zaprasza członków Kół
Różańcowych i wszystkich chętnych parafian oraz
gości na OPŁATEK i śpiewanie kolęd. Spotkanie
rozpocznie sie MSZA ŚW. z poświęceniem świec o.
godz.6:00p.m. w naszym Kościele a następnie
zapraszamy na obiad do sali parafialnej.
Bilety są już dostępne w biurze parafialnym lub w
zakrystii w cenie $15 od osoby.
zapraszamy. Ks.Dziekan Robert Lojek Proboszcz i
Kurs przedmałżeński w naszej parafii
rozpocznie sie 10 lutego, 2013 roku.
Wszystkich zaintersowanych prosimy o
kontakt z biurem parafilanym pod numerem telefonu
1 773 637 6565 wew 13. Rozpoczęły się juz zapisy
na ten kurs.
CHURCH NAME AND ADDRESS
St. William Church #947950
2600 N. Sayre Avenue
Chicago, IL 60707
773 637-6565 EXT. 10 or 0
EMAIL: [email protected]
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