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REGULAR SCHEDULE

OF THE MASSES:

  • SATURDAY 5:00 PM (ENGLISH)

  • SUNDAY 9:00 AM (ENGLISH)

  • NIEDZIELA 10:30 AM  (POLSKI)

  • DOMINGO 12:00 PM (ESPANOL)

  • WEEKDAYS MON-TUE 7:00 PM (ENGLISH)

  • WEEKDAYS WED-SAT 8:00 AM (ENGLISH)

      Other liturgies:

  • EVERY MONDAY6-7 PM EUCHARISTIC ADORATION

  • EVERY THURSDAY, 6-7 PM CONFESSIONS AND ADORATION

  • EVERY SATURDAY, 4-5 PM CONFESSIONS

Desert Sand Dunes

LENT - A TIME OF GRACE AND CONVERSION

MORNING PRAYER FROM MONDAYS TO FRIDAYS 5:30 AM

IN THE MAIN CHURCH

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COME AND LISTEN! 

“What is the meaning of life?” “Is God real?” “Why is there suffering in the world?” “Who could love me?”

GOD LOVES YOU AND HE WANTS TO GIVE MEANING TO YOUR LIFE COME AND LISTEN MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS BEGINNING MONDAY, JANUARY 8TH, 2024 7:30 PM IN THE SCHOOL HALL

Three Wise Men

Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight paths for Him. 

(Mk 1:3) 

 

Dear parishioners,

During the Advent season, for two Sundays in a row, we commemorate in the Gospel the figure of John the Baptist, who preceded the coming of Jesus to prepare people for His coming. The season of Advent has the same purpose: to prepare us for the encounter with Christ.  

First of all, it is about our readiness for His coming on the Last Day, but also to experience His Birth at Christmastime. Jesus wants to come to us in His word, through the sacraments of Penance and the Eucharist, but also in the person of others.

That is why I encourage you to come closer to Him in the liturgies of this time and confessions. I enclose the schedule of Advent celebrations at the end of this letter. 

I would like to wish you and your families the peace and joy that the newborn Jesus brings. I also thank you in advance for your generosity in your Christmas Contribution.

 

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! 

 

Fr. Krzysztof Pankanin, Temporary Administrator and Parish Staff. 

Three Wise Men

MORNING PRAYER in the ADVENT 

EVRY DAY MONDAY THRU FRIDAY

5:30 AM English Morning Prayer (Liturgy of the Hours)

 

SACRAMENT OF PENANCE

Regular Services :

Every Thursday 6:00 PM-7:00 PM

Every Saturday 4:00 PM—5:00 PM

Before Sunday Masses (No confessions on December 24)

 

Advent Reconciliation with confessions

English, Polish, Spanish: Thursday, December 21  6:00 – 7:30 PM

 

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’ S CELEBRATIONS

Sunday December 24

9:00 AM English Mass

10:30 AM Polish Mass

12:00 PM Spanish Mass

 

Christmas Eve (Sunday December 24) 

4:00 PM Family Mass (English)

8:00 PM  Night Mass (Spanish)

12:00 AM Night Mass (Polish ”Pasterka”)

 

Christmas Day (Monday December 25th) 

9:00 AM English Mass

10:30 AM Polish Mass

12:00 PM Spanish Mass

 

St. Steven-2nd Day of Christmas (Tuesday December 26th)

8:00 AM English Mass

7:00 PM Polish Mass

New Year's Eve (Sunday December 31st)

9:00 AM English Mass

10:30 AM Polish Mass

12:00 PM Spanish Mass                                           

 

New Year’s Day (Monday January 1st )

NOT A HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION

9:00 AM English Mass

10:30 AM Polish Mass

12:00 PM Spanish Mass

 

Christmas Concert – December 29 at 7:00 PM in the Church

 

Three Kings play – January 5 at 6:00 PM Lower Church

Christmas market

MORNING PRAYER

WE WOULD LIKE TO INVITE YOU TO

OUR MORNING PRAYER

DURING THE TIME OF ADVENT. 

MONDAY TO FRIDAY 

5:30 AM

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SAINT GERTRUDE'S PRAYER FOR THE SOULS IN PURGATORY

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.

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When the new, two-story building of St. Gertrude Church was dedicated by Cardinal Stritch in 1954, it served the catholic community of Franklin Park and neighboring villages, providing masses simultaneously in the lower and upper levels of the building.

Summer Camp 2018

Colorado, June 10-16

The memories from the Holy Land...

Lower Church Renewal

and New Bathrooms Project

 

Our lower church requires a renewal. Let us do it step by step: first the floor, then the bathrooms, the walls… even an elevator in the future.

 

Using the funds from “To Teach Who Christ Is” campaign we have already removed the asbestos tiles from the floor in the lower church and we will replace it with the new flooring. Before doing it, we want to extend the existing men’s bathrooms and build new bathrooms for women, that will facilitate not only the events held in the lower church, but also will be used during the Sunday and daily masses held in the main church.

On the weekend of January 22/23, we are launching a fundraising campaign to help this project. Our goal is to collect $100,000 in 6 months. This amount will cover all expenses for the new bathrooms and allow us to begin the remodeling of the lower church. Once we have done it, we can move to the following works.

 

I ask you for a generous pledge. We will be grateful for every amount you decide to give. Your contribution may be a one-time donation or paid in installments over 6 months – using cash, checks, credit cards or electronically through our website ("Make a Pledge" button) . Your support will help us to make our parish more comfortable for everyone. God bless you!

Fr. Eryk

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