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Pastor: Fr. Gene Dyer Weekend Associate: Fr. Luke Kleczka, SDS Pastor Emeritus: Fr. Gerald Rogala Deacons: John X. Rottman, Robert Cnota, Steven Wagner and Michael McManus Business Manager-Mr. Joe Wojtowicz Principal: Mr. Dan Gargano Director of Music: Mr. Aaron Dixon Religious Education: Mr. Ron Mazzoni Mass Schedule: Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m. Sunday: 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m. (Mass in Polish) Monday through Saturday: 8:30 a.m. Holy Days: Please see the bulletin Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy: Tue. - Sat. following 8:30a.m. Mass Adoration: Wednesday 1:00 to 3:00p.m. followed with Benediction Confessions: Saturday 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. Spowiedþ: po polsku –Sobota 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. Niedziela 11:00-11:25a.m. Office Hours and Addresses: Church: 6725 W. Devon Ave. Chicago, IL 60631 Parish Office: 6333 N. Newcastle Ave. Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9:30am - 7:30pm (773) 792-3077, FAX: (773) 792-3820 e-mail: [email protected] School: 6323 N. Newcastle Ave., (773) 763-3380 Visit us on the web at: www.saintthecla.org The Ascension of the Lord May 17, 2015 The Order of Mass—pages 2-5 May: Month of Devotion to the Blessed Mother After Mass kindly make sure two bulletins are at the ends of each pew. Please take a bulletin from the vestibule to share with your family and friends. Thank you!

May 17, 2015 Blessed Mother - St. TheclaStanislawa, Michal i Stefan Karas +Bronislaw, Stanislaw i Beata Zych ... +Teresa, Franciszka i Tadeusz Meres +Stanislaw Zarebski +Wladyslawa

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Pastor: Fr. Gene Dyer Weekend Associate: Fr. Luke Kleczka, SDS Pastor Emeritus: Fr. Gerald Rogala Deacons: John X. Rottman, Robert Cnota, Steven Wagner and Michael McManus

Business Manager-Mr. Joe Wojtowicz Principal: Mr. Dan Gargano Director of Music: Mr. Aaron Dixon Religious Education: Mr. Ron Mazzoni Mass Schedule:

Saturday Vigil: 5:00 p.m.

Sunday: 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m.,

11:30 a.m. (Mass in Polish)

Monday through Saturday: 8:30 a.m.

Holy Days: Please see the bulletin

Rosary and Chaplet of Divine Mercy: Tue. - Sat. following 8:30a.m. Mass Adoration: Wednesday 1:00 to 3:00p.m. followed with Benediction Confessions: Saturday 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. Spowiedþ: po polsku –Sobota 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. Niedziela 11:00-11:25a.m.

Office Hours and Addresses: Church: 6725 W. Devon Ave. Chicago, IL 60631 Parish Office: 6333 N. Newcastle Ave. Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9:30am - 7:30pm (773) 792-3077, FAX: (773) 792-3820 e-mail: [email protected]

School: 6323 N. Newcastle Ave., (773) 763-3380 Visit us on the web at: www.saintthecla.org

The Ascension of the Lord May 17, 2015

The Order of Mass—pages 2-5 May: Month of Devotion to the

Blessed Mother

After Mass kindly make sure two bulletins are at the ends of each pew. Please take a bulletin from the vestibule to share with your family and friends. Thank you!

Used by permission: One license: A-724996

Procession: 188 Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise

Sign of the Cross and Greeting Penitential Act

Gloria—(to the right)

(The readings begin on p. 166)

Responsorial Psalm: Ps. 47

Gospel Acclamation (Stand) Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia. Chant Verse, R/.

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The Order of Mass—The Ascension of the Lord

Used by permission. Onelicense: A-724996

This hymn is in public domain. Source: Hymnary.org

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Homily Profession of Faith —(right) Universal Prayer At the conclusion, all recite the “Hail Mary.”

THE LITURGY OF THE EUCHARIST

Preparation of the Gifts The Offertory Chant (Psalm 80: 2-3, 15-16, 18-19)

R/: “Lord, make us turn to you; let us see your face and we shall be saved” Chant Verse, R/.

Stand V. Pray brothers and sisters… R/. May the Lord accept the sacrifice at your hands for the praise and glory of his name, and for our good and the good of his holy Church. Prayer over the Gifts At the conclusion, all reply: Amen. The Preface

Holy, Holy, Holy Lord, God of hosts. Heaven and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, Hosanna in the highest.

The English translation and chants of The Roman Missal 2010, International Commission on English In the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

The Eucharistic Prayer (kneel)

At the Consecration, the Holy Sacrifice of Christ on the Cross is made present again.

Memorial Acclamation

V. The mystery of faith.

The English translation and chants of The Roman Missal 2010, International Commission on English, In the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

The Doxology At the conclusion, all reply: Amen.

The Profession of the Faith The Nicene Creed I believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.

I believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, [All bow, at the following text ]

and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man. For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.

I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgive-ness of sins and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Communion Rite

The Lord’s Prayer

The Sign of Peace At the fraction, the Lamb of God begins.

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world, grant us peace.

The English translation and chants of The Roman Missal 2010, International Commission on English, In the Liturgy Corporation. All rights reserved.

Holy Communion

V. Behold the Lamb of God R/. Lord, I am not worthy, that you should enter under my roof, but only say the word, and my soul shall be healed.

Antiphon : (Ps. 85: 9-14) R/. “ Lord, let us see your kindness, and grant us your salvation.” Chant Verse, R/.

Hail Holy Queen and Prayer to St. Michael (see next page)

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Hymn: 471 All Is Well with My Soul

Blessing and Dismissal

Hail, Holy Queen

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope! To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears! Turn, then, O most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this, our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

V: Pray for us, O holy Mother of God. R/: That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in bat-tle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan, and all the evil spirits, who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

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Retiring Procession: 743 Crown Him With Many Crowns Diademata

This hymn is in public domain.

Our Faith: April—Month dedicated to the Holy Eucharist

A Prayer Before Mass

Loving Father, as on my earthly pilgrimage I come to receive Your beloved Son under the veil of a

sacrament, may I one day see Him face to face in glory, who lives and reigns with You for ever and

ever. Amen.

A Prayer After Receiving Holy Communion

Anima Christi Soul of Christ, be my sanctification;

Body of Christ, be my salvation; Blood of Christ, fill all my veins;

Water of Christ's side, wash out my stains; Passion of Christ, my comfort be;

O good Jesus, listen to me; In Thy wounds I fain would hide; Ne'er to be parted from Thy side;

Guard me, should the foe assail me; Call me when my life shall fail me;

Bid me come to Thee above, With Thy saints to sing Thy love,

World without end. Amen.

A Spiritual Communion Prayer for those unable to receive the Eucharist

My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.

Our Faith

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PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL Today we celebrate one of the tenets of our creed: that the Lord ascended into heaven. From Mark’s Gospel we hear the final words Jesus spoke to his disciples shortly before he ascended into heaven. Those were words of commissioning, no less real for us today than they were to the disciples then. We are called to “proclaim the gospel to every creature.” For the vast majority of us, this means that we proclaim the gospel by the witness of our everyday lives. Treating others with dignity and respect, providing for those less fortunate than our-selves, being good stewards of the many gifts showered on us, coming together as God’s family in worship and praise—these are all signs that the gospel has taken root in our lives.

TODAY’S READINGS First Reading — This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will return in the same way as you have seen him going into heaven (Acts 1:1-11). Psalm — God mounts his throne to shouts of joy: a blare of trumpets for the Lord (Psalm 47). Second Reading — God seated Jesus at his right hand in the heavens (Ephesians 1:17-23) or Ephesians 4:1-13 [1-7, 11-13]. Gospel — The Lord Jesus was taken up into heaven and took his seat at the right hand of God (Mark 16:15-20).

THE SHIP OF THE CHURCH The Church is like a great ship being pounded by the waves of life’s different stresses. Our duty is not to abandon ship, but to keep her on her course. —St. Boniface

READINGS FOR THE WEEK Monday: Acts 19:1-8; Ps 68:2-3ab, 4-5acd, 6- 7ab;Jn 16:29-33 Tuesday: Acts 20:17-27; Ps 68:10-11, 20-21; Jn 17:1-11a Wednesday: Acts 20:28-38; Ps 68:29-30, 33-36ab; Jn 17:11b-19 Thursday: Acts 22:30; 23:6-11; Ps 16:1-2a, 5,7- 11; Jn 17:20-26 Friday: Acts 25:13b-21; Ps 103:1-2, 11-12, 19- 20ab; Jn 21:15-19 Saturday: Acts 28:16-20, 30-31; Ps 11:4, 5, 7; Jn 21:20-25 Sunday: Acts 2:1-11; Ps 104:1, 24, 29-31, 34; 1 Cor 12:3b-7, 12-13 or Gal 5:16-25; Jn 20:19-23 or Jn 15:26-27; 16:12-15

Mass Intentions

Mon. May 18 8:30am + John Sadler Tue. May 19 8:30am + Dr. Ed Siarkiewicz Wed. May 20 8:30am + Richard Soens Thur. May 21 8:30am +Bob Mader Fri. May 22 8:30am +Ronald E. Norton +Lukasz Lirecki +Irena Kwiatkowska Sat. May 23 8:30am +Walter & Irene Mastalarz 5:00pm +Clara & Joe Vodnavsky Sun. May 24 8:00am +Edward Kolczak 10:00am +Edward McGinnis +Robert & Joan Musker +John & Helen Pierzchala +Celestina Mendoza +Lorraine Bernacki +Bernice Borucki +Eileen McCelvey +Henry Makarski 11:30am Mass in Polish : SI: W intencji Damiana, Nicole i Mateusza +Stanislawa, Michal i Stefan Karas +Bronislaw, Stanislaw i Beata Zych +Julia, Barbara i Jozef Szewczyk +Ryszard Moldawa +Teresa, Franciszka i Tadeusz Meres +Stanislaw Zarebski +Wladyslawa i Stanislaw Wisniewscy +Tadeusz Iwanski

Weekly Parish Information

Highlights for the coming week

Sunday, May 17th Rel.Ed-9:15-11:30am-gym, RH, St. Thecla School Tuesday, May 19th Women's Council General Meeting-6-10pm-RH Boy scouts-6:15-8pm-SJW Knights of Columbus Mtg.–7:30-9:30-QoP Wednesday, May 20th Adoration 1:30-3pm followed with Benediction Adult Choir-7-9pm-church (6-7pm-set up) Thursday, May 21st Al-Anon Mtg-9:30-11am-SJW Leisure Club –11:30-3pm-QoP Boy Scouts-7-8:30pm-gym Boy Scouts-7-7:30pm-RH CAPS mtg-7-8pm-QoP Friday, May 22nd Bible Study (Polish)-6:30-9pm-QoP

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Robert Barabas

Weekly Contributions:

May 10, 2015 Total Collection…....…..................$ 7,557.17 Maintenance Fund……………… $ 5.00 School Fund…………………… $ 265.00 Children’s Envelopes...………… $ 0.00 Parking Lot Fund…………………$ 99.00 Sharing Parish………….…………$ 94.00 Budget gap collection to date…….$ 15,603.69 Catholic Charities…………...……$ 1,751.80

Thank you for your generosity to help meet our weekly financial goals. Please remember St. Thecla in your will. Sign up for Automated Giving by visiting www.parishpay.com or by calling 1-866-parish-1

Volunteers will be checking blood pressures next weekend after the 5 p.m., 8 a.m. and 10 a.m Masses. High blood pressure is known as a “Silent Killer” since very often the individual experiences no symptoms. Getting your blood pressure checked is a short and simple health screening that you should do regularly. Plan to stop in the back of Church next weekend. Remember, it is a quick way to moni-tor your health!

Religious Education News Registration is now open for the 2015-2016 year. If you have a child you would like to enroll in the program, you may pick up registration forms at the Parish Office or on-line at the Saint Thecla website. They should be returned to the Parish Office before the end of May so we can plan for next year. A copy of the Baptism cer-tificate is required when you register. All those wishing to receive a sacrament (First Communion or Confir-mation) must be in a program for two years prior to receiving the sacrament.

Deacon John’s will preach at all the Masses next weekend: Let us join together in thanking him for 13 years of dedicated and faithful service to the Church through our parish. A deacon’s time of service (like the priests) is marked with term limits and we are awaiting word on where he will be reassigned. After the 10am Mass the Athletic Council hosts a reception in Russo Hall.

Music Ministry: We encourage students (including high school and college) who play an instrument or have a vocal talent to consider presenting a musical selection at any of the 10 AM Masses. Please contact Aaron Dixon for more information. 773-792-3077 x203 [email protected]

St. Thecla hosts a “Blue Mass” for all Chicago police officers, firefighters, paramedics and 9-1-1 opera-tors/dispatchers on Sunday May 31st at the 10:00am Mass.

Fr. Tom Mulchrone, Chaplain of the Chicago Fire Department will preside at the Mass. Fr. Dan Brandt, Chaplain of the Chicago Police Department will preach

the homily.

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St. Thecla 8th grade students form the “May Crowning Court” in honor of our Blessed Mother.

From the desk of our Principal, Mr. Dan Gargano

We proudly share the results of our students’ Terra Nova achievement test. St. Thecla’s National Percen-tiles are the national percentile of the mean normal curve equivalent score. The average student scores at the 50th percentile of the specific grade level assessment. When reading dat using national percentile, one would say that St. Thecla’s 6th grade class scored higher in science than 90% of the other 6th graders taking the test nationally; only 10% of students nationally scored higher that St. Thecla’ 6th grade class.

I am pleased and honored to inform the community that the following St. Thecla students are winners of the Knights of Columbus Essay Contest. Alexandra Trekas took 1st place! Abbie Alonzo, Rachel Dietz, and Sean Moriarty were all awarded with honorable mention.

The good news keeps on coming! I am also pleased to inform our community that Rachel Dietz and Morgan McCarthy have been awarded Block Family Foundation Scholarships at Resurrection College Prep HS. This scholarship recognizes the top ten entrance exam test scorers. Congrats Rachel and Morgan!

Congratulations to our new National Junior Honor Society members. Briana Broderick, Maeve Sheedy, Madison Kaup, Abby Kupka, Emily Schutt, Nicholas Trekas, and Colin Weber were inducted after the an-nual 8th grade Ribbon Mass. We are all very proud of their academic and charitable accomplishments.

Please share the good word about our school with new families. Let them know they can set an appointment to see the school during school hours.

Contact Kathy Collins; Director of Student Development at [email protected]

Telephone: 773-763-3380

Parish Life

St Thecla’s Women’s Council proudly presents their “2015 Woman of the Year,” Luella Mader.

Luella has been a member of St Thecla parish since 1952. Her education includes having graduated from St Thecla grammar school, Cardinal Stritch High School and accounting classes from Northwestern Univer-sity. Recently, Luella had lost her husband, Bob, of 54 years. Together they reared their two sons, Danny and Gregory and served their parish unselfishly for many, many years. Some highlights of Luella’s service include: Den Mother for the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts; assisted with pancake breakfasts for 12 years, was treasurer for 10 years, and served on the Mostaccioli Dinner committee for 5 years. For our parish and school; room mom, finance and raffle committees for the Carnival fundraiser, Booster Club, hostess for the blood drives, Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, and serves as the Collection Counter Captain. For St Thecla’s Women’s Council; continues serving as Treasurer for approxi-mately 21 years, works at the annual Rummage Sale, the Holiday Craft and Gift Show and is always avail-able when the Council hosts events. Without hesitation, she is always available to offer a helping hand. For St. Thecla Leisure Club she has served as Treasurer for the past 10 years and assists in Senior Network-ing (a new venture that combines the senior clubs from various parishes.) Most importantly, we value Luella’s friendship. Her character, morals and values exemplify what a Catholic Woman should be. Luella never thought that she should be considered for this award. She believes all that she did was just helping out whenever she could.

Well, Luella, that is precisely why we honor you today as St Thecla’s “Woman of the Year.” Your generos-ity and kindness does not go unnoticed. Congratulations, Luella Mader. We are so very proud of you and we thank you for all you do. God’s blessings and congratulations; St. Thecla parishioners and Fr. Gene Dyer, Pastor

Save the Date: We’ve changed the date to Summertime! Spring clean & donate… St. Thecla Women’s Council’s Rummage Sale Takes place in Falcon Hall (No stairs! Air Conditioned!) The dates of the sale are: Thursday, June 18, 2015 (12:00p – 8:00p) Friday, June 19, 2015 (9:00a – 6:00p) Saturday, June 20, 2015 (9:00a – 4:00p) Looking to clean out your closets and garage? Donate gently used or new articles to the sale! We are counting on your support.

Donations accepted June 8 – June 15, 2015 Contact Maribeth Ruehlmann 773.266.3831 with any questions or for additional information!

St. Thecla Women’s Council News

Our next meeting is Tuesday May 19th at 7pm in Russo Hall. We will begin with May Crowning praying of the rosary, followed with our end of year elections and an ice cream social. Please join us.

Keep in mind. . .

We keep those who are serving in the military in our prayers. Please print the name of your loved one and drop it in the collection basket or return it to the Parish Office. Their names will remain on the list until you notify us of their return or if their rank changes.

Sick List - We pray for all those in nursing homes, homebound or who require extended care and those who care for them: Help us with the responsibility of keeping the list up to date and accurate. Please call the office when the status of someone’s health changes.

Prayer List, US Military United States Air Force: SrA Michael J. Archam, A1C Heather Bosh, SrA Nicole Coreil A1C Scott Frisco A1C Shane Garrison, SSgt. Adam Krey, 2ndLt. Peter A. Schroeder, SSgt. James E. Stay SSgt. Sentara Stay SSgt. Matt Tredwell AIG. Keith Daniel Garrison

United States Army: MAJ. Terence W. Bacon, SGT. Sean Doherty, SGT. Rachel Hall, CPT. Gina Marie Healy, SGT. Robert Lach, CPT. Jared Lampe, WO. Steven Larmay, SPC. Thomas J. Lyons III, PFC. Raymond Rau, SPC Thomas Rohl, 1LT. Michael Spiwak SPC. Neil A. Dunn Jr. United States Marines: 2ndLt. Philip E. Blais, 2ndLt. Kevin Bowler, PFC Michael T. Brennan,

Pvt. James Dinela, LCpl. Kyle Elmer, SSgt. Benjamin Juhasz, LCpl. Nathaniel J. Juncer, Maj. Michael C. Mroszczak, Cpl. Brian Pasterczyk, Capt. Craig V. Platt, LCpl. Jose Rivera, MSgt. Richard L. Sroka, SSgt. James E. Stonehouse United States Navy: SN E-3 Joseph J. Daly CAPT. Steven Stancy

Joseph Augustin Barbra Ammemdola Frank Bednarczyk Frank Bednarz Gino Belcaster John Belcaster Christina Bennett Rosemary Besyk David Bergthal Frank Bieniek Franciszek Bosak Marian Brown Laurence Brueck Daniel Burke Krzysztof Bylica Herlinda Castellanos Irena Chmielowski Susan Christ Therese Ciborowski Eileen Cobb Kevin Connolly Jodi Chmiel Susan Carroll Deacon Bob Cnota

Eileen Conway Mike Curtin John Dooley Sophie Dembek Jackie Dubiel Burke Daniel Donald Edsey Carolyn Engblom Kristen Formanski Nicolette Garrigan Frank Gibbons Joan Giuntoli Loretta Golubski Ann Gosciniak Ireta Gross Patrick Hall Lilian Hall Gerald Halvey Dorothy Hennessey Frank Herbig Gerald Halvey Teresa Jozefczak Tommy Kernan Wladyslawa Kielar Beverly Kisiel Rita Koch

Stephanie Krupa Sophie Lally Anita Lapiszko Mary Lavalle Joan Lonasney Arlene Lewandowski Elizabeth Link Dorothy Lyjak Wanda Marshall Ray Malczynski Martin McCaffrey Eileen McGovern Edward McManis Imleda Mizones Lillian Morris Gerrick Mueller Katharina Mueller James Mullins Kim Murphy Julie Muza George Marcin Walter Malinowski Robert Motto Catherine Neumann Kathleen Numec Therese Neiman

Danuta Okrzesik John Orloff Patricia O’Toole Bob Paige Kevin Peterson Giselle Piekarski Estella Plaza Caroline Plodzien Gisele Piekarski Thomas Podgorny Roman Poniatowski Vincent Platt Raymond Prybil Joe Pulizzano Rita Rattin Virginia Romarynowski Stanley Sadej Anthony Sansone Mary Sarlo Peter Schroeder Eugenia Siemianowski Janina Sikora Laura Smith John Tentele Dorothy Taylor

Janina Sroka Helena Starzynska Helen Surdey Dorothy Struck Patricia Timm Janis Taylor Judith Wolff-Stenzel Cecilia Walega Christine Wasowski Mary Widelka Anthony Wiorski Irene Wlezien Edward Wnek Julia Wojtanowski Julia Zeler Rose Zemba

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Pani Wanda Penar, dyrektor Polskiej Szkoły im. Gen. W. Andersa otrzy-mała szczególne wyróżnienie za długoletnie zasługi dla edukacji ka-tolickiej. Gratulu-jemy!

Z zycia szkoly gen. Wl. Andersa….

Z życia szkoły  gen. Wł. Andersa Wielkimi krokami zbliża się koniec kolejnego roku szkolnego. Uc-zniowie już się cieszą, że będą mieć upragnione wakacje. Zanim roz-poczną się wakacje, kilka wydarzeń z działalności szkoły. W tym pół-roczu została przeprowadzona akcja na rzecz powstającego schroniska dla kobiet i wręczenie czeku p.Teresie Mirabelli. Od-wiedziła nas Anna Maria Anders. Gościliśmy JE ks. Bpa Andrzeja

Wypycha, który udzielił Sakramentu Bierzmowania młodzieży klas ósmych. Odbyły się już ostatnie za-jęcia zespołu artystycznego na których gościliśmy p.dyrektor i rodziców. Były podziękowania i życzenia z okazji zbliżającego się Dnia Matki i Dnia Ojca.

St. Thecla school technology. . .

General information

To register as a parishioner; call the Parish Office for more information at 773-792-3077.

How to Become a Catholic: Adults or teenagers interested in receiving the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, or Eucharist) or those who are interested in the Catholic Faith should call the Parish Office for more information about the R.C.I.A. (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults).

Homebound/Communion Visitations: St. Thecla Church has several ministers of care who can regu-larly take communion to those in need. Please call the Parish Office to arrange for communion for yourself or a homebound loved one.

Baptisms:

Please contact the Parish Office to arrange a Baptism.

Baptismal Prep Class: Will be confirmed at time of Registration of the Baptism.

THANK YOU, BULLETIN ADVERTISERS

This bulletin is subsidized completely by those companies whose advertisements appear on the last two pages. If you have the opportunity, you may thank them in the name of our parish by using their products or services. Should you desire to participate as a sponsor of our bulletin, you may contact J.S. Paluch Company at 1-800-566-6170.

Bulletin Deadline: All articles must be e-mailed or dropped off at the Parish Office by 10:00 a.m. on Fridays (8 days prior to publication date). Holidays subject to longer lead times. Please e-mail articles to [email protected]. Note - articles subject to editing. For more information call the office at (773) 792-3077. website: www.saintthecla.org

Marriages: The Pastoral Guidelines for Marriage Preparation for the Archdiocese of Chicago ask that a minimum of 4 months be set aside for personal preparation for marriage. Couples should refrain from setting a firm date or making any other arrangements until after they have met with a parish priest or deacon to discuss marriage plans. Please note that Weddings do not take place during Lent.

Annual raffle tickets are on sale after Mass and at the School & Parish Offices

Just $25 a ticket! $3,000 grand prize $1,500 second place $500 third place $100 to 4th to 10th places

For every 8 tickets that you sell, your name is put in the incentive raffle; win $1,000 (with the option of using it as a tuition credit for St. Thecla School or General Anders Polish School)

VOLUNTEERS: Please fill in this form below and send through the parish office to Sharon Keane c/o Ailis, 5th Grade, Mr. Cerjak’s Room; or send the information via email to: [email protected] If you are able to work Security please email times you are available to the address above.

Name:_____________________ Cell: _________________

Email _________________________ Kids Games _______ (ends at 7:30) Ticket Sales _______ FirstAid_______ Beer Tent _______ Concessions _______ Garbage _______ 12:00 -2:30________ 2:30 - 5:00________ 5:00 -7:30________ 7:30 - 10:00________

**Please note: All positions are handled on a first come, first served basis.

For further information please contact: Sharon Keane (773) 499-1507