UPDATED COVID-19 GUIDELINES
UPDATED COVID-19 GUIDELINES AS OF AUGUST 20, 2021
Per the city of Chicago, masks are now REQUIRED indoors for all clergy, staff, volunteers, and parishioners inside archdiocesan facilities, including Masses, liturgies and all activities/events within our parishes. Thank you for your cooperation!
Prayer to St. Vincent de Paul
St. Vincent, patron of all charitable associations and father of those who are in misery, come to our assistance. Obtain from our Lord help for the poor, relief for the infirm, consolation for the afflicted, protection for the abandoned, a spirit of generosity for the rich, grace of conversion for sinners, zeal for priests, peace for the Church, tranquility and order for all nations, and salvation for them all.
May we be united in the life to come, by your intercession, and experience joy, gladness, and everlasting happiness. Amen.
8:00 AM - English
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Monday through Saturday: 20 minutes before the 8:00 AM Mass and Saturdays at 4:30 PM
RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS
What is unique or different about the way Catholics read and are exposed to the Bible?
Catholics are exposed to Scripture primarily through the Sunday readings from a book known as the Lectionary. The Lectionary is a book of selected passages from the Bible set in the context of a liturgical season, such as Advent, Lent, or ordinary time. There are four readings assigned to any Sunday: the first reading (usually from the Old Testament), the responsorial psalm, the second reading (usually from a New Testament letter), and the Gospel reading.
These readings together give them a new context. The selected readings relate to one another in a unique manner that is not present in the Bible text itself. In close proximity to each other, these readings now have the opportunity to converse with each other in a way that would have not been possible before. A homilist pays attention to all four readings, preparing a reflection that speaks of this conversation among the readings, enabling us to zero in on what this unique combination of God’s word has to say to us this particular Sunday.
Next time you attend Sunday liturgy, try reading the Scripture ahead of time and see how this new relationship among the readings addresses and challenges you to be a better Christian here and now.
- Rev. Tomasz Wojciechowski, C.R., Pastor
- Rev. Patrick Marshall, Associate Pastor
- Rev. Eugene Szarek, C.R., Resident Resurrectionist
- Rev. John Nowak, C.R., Resident Resurrectionist
- Deacon Daniel Cabrera, Deacon
- Deacon Kevin M. Kucik, Deacon
- Deacon Rodolfo Urquiza, Deacon
- Richard Martin, Business Manager
- Maryna Shutovich, Music Director
- Halina Pydych, Coordinator of Religious Education
- Isabel Patino, Administrative Assistant
- Kenny Hajduk, Maintenance