Fr. Lukasz Pyka
Nov 20, 2022
November 20th, 2022
XXXIV SUNDAY IN ORDINARY TIME – NOVEMBER 20, 2022
The Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe
1. HELP WANTED! St. Ferdinand School is looking for tutors for an after-school tutoring program. Are you or a college student, retiree, or a stay-at-home parent looking for a job that pays well and helps our school students? Hours are 3- 5 PM for 1, 2, or 3 days a week. Please contact the school office for more information.
2. This Sunday, QUEEN OF HEARTS Raffle tickets will once again be sold after the 8:30 Mass for $5 each. Our drawings will take place at The Nest Pub and Eatery on Irving Park Rd., Purchase your ticket This Sunday after the 8:30 Mass or at that School Office for a chance to take home half the winnings!
3.. We would also like to inform everyone that starting next Sunday the first Sunday of Advent weekend Masses, November 26-27, our Archbishop Cardinal Blase Cupich has decided to rescind the general dispensation given during the Covid-19 pandemic to stay home and participate in Mass via television, live-stream, or radio. Beginning with the first Sunday of Advent, we will once again be obligated to physically attend and participate in Holy Mass in the church. One of the precepts of the Catholic Church is that Catholics are required to attend Mass on Sunday. That means it is a mortal sin to miss Mass on Sundays or holy days of obligation, unless there are extenuating circumstances like illness or caring for someone who is ill. God bless!
4. There will be only one Mass celebrated on Thanksgiving Day at 9:00 a.m. There on Thanksgiving Day that will benefit St. Vincent de Paul Society. Please be generous as you are able. The Parish Office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Friday and Saturday. The Parish will reopen on Monday, November 28th at 8:30 AM.
5. Next Weekend NOVEMBER 26/27 BETHLEHEM ART will host representatives of the Catholic Christian Community from Jerusalem and Bethlehem in the Holy Land who will be displaying handcrafted olive wood religious figurines and articles. Due to the political conflict and covid19 results in the reduction of tourism, the Catholic Community has come to depend more on the sale of these articles abroad to survive and keep their Christian identity and presence there. The wood carvings are beautiful and reflect our faith and love for the Lord. Please consider purchasing a gift that will be remembered and cherished for yourself or someone dear to you. The handcrafted olive wood religious figurines and articles will be available for purchase after all the weekend Masses.