Thomas Becket - St.

Thomas Becket - St.

Thomas Becket - St.

  • 1321 Burning Bush Lane
  • Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
  • St. Thomas Becket MARCH 17, 2019 Second Sunday of Lent MASS TIMES Saturday: 4:30pm Sunday: 9:00am & 12:30pm 7:30am & 10:45am Polish Weekdays: 9:00am Mass: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday Friday—7:00pm Mass in Polish PARISH PHONE NUMBER (847) 827-9220 PARISH E-MAIL: PARISH STAFF Pastor: Rev. Chris Kulig Pastor Emeritus: Rev. John Roller Deacon Couple: Tony and Doreen Jannotta: (847) 690-9970 Administrative Assistant: Krystyna Maciorowski Parish Secretary / Bulletin Editor: Liz Mika: Business Director: Patrick Reynolds: Religious Education & Formation: Renata Sosin: (847) 296-9051 Music Director: Paula Kowalkowski (847) 298-5450 Maintenance: Mariusz Klimek

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2 l Welcome to St. Thomas Becket Catholic Community MEN’S CLUB GENERAL MEETING-- WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2018--7 P.M. There are a number of important topics that require input FROM ALL MEMBERS: ---Veterans' visit to St. Thomas, Tuesday, April 30 ---2018-19 Charitable gi!s ---Man of the Year award ---Final Super Bowl review With the major league season gearing up for opening games in just a few weeks, we'll test memories of Cub history in our final sports quiz. This is an important mee#ng. Please make every effort to join us on Wednesday, March 20th at 7 pm. Gerald Gregory “Hands Only” CPR Course at STB WHAT: a quick basic CPR course teaches individuals to recognize an emergency, call 911, start chest compressions and apply an AED un#l help arrives.

Presented by the MP Fire Department. Training takes about 20 minutes and is free.

WHO: anyone who would like to learn the basics. WHEN: Saturday, March 23rd at 10am RSVP: Liz: or 847-827-9220 registra!on is mandatory. KURS PIERWSZEJ POMOCY W NASZEJ PARAFII CO: Prezentacja przez członków Straży Pożarnej Mount Prospect. Kurs trwa około 20 minut i jest bezpłatny. KTO: wszyscy którzy chcą nauczyć się podstaw. KIEDY: sobota, 23-go marca o godz. 10am RSVP: Elżbieta: lub 847-827-9220. St. Thomas Becket Women’s Guild Mee!ng – St. Joseph’s Table Please join us for the Women’s Guild mee#ng on Monday, March 18th . The mee#ng will begin at 6 pm with a St.

Joseph’s Day Table potluck dinner. Please bring a meatless appe#zer, salad or entrée to share. The business mee#ng will follow. We will also be announcing our Woman of the Year.

As always guest and new members are welcome. PRZYGOTOWANIE DO SAKRAMENTU MAŁŻEŃSTWA Jednodniowa sesja w jęz. polskim w zakresie wymagań Archidiecezji odbędzie się 6-go kwietnia. W celu zapisania się prosimy o kontakt z biurem parafialnym. EASTER FLOWER COLLECTION March 23/24 KOLEKTA NA KWIATY WIELKANOCNE 23/24 marzec In Memory of _ _ Ku czci pamięci Requested by _ _ Ofiarodawca: Suggested Offering/ Sugerowana Ofiara $10 $ 20 _ Other/Inna _ _ Please print clearly so your loved one’s name can be included in an upcoming bulle!n. Prosimy wypełnić czytelnie – imiona i nazwiska będą wymienione w przyszłym biuletynie.

Thomas Becket - St.
  • March 17, 2019
  • Second Sunday of Lent l 3 FRIDAYS IN LENT - PIĄTKI W WIELKIM POŚCIE: 9:00am - Mass in English Msza Św. w jęz. angielskim 9:30am - Sta!ons of the Cross in English Stacje Drogi Krzyżowej w jęz. angielskim 6:15pm to 6:45pm - Confessions Spowiedź 6:20pm - Stacje Drogi Krzyżowej Sta!ons of the Cross in Polish 7:00pm - Msza Św. w jęz. Polskim Mass in Polish 7:30pm - Gorzkie Żale Lamenta!ons in Polish SOUP AND BREAD SUPPERS A light supper of soup and bread is served in the hall at 6:30pm followed by a presenta#on at 7pm. March 19, 2019—Deacon Tony Janno)a March 26, 2019—Fr. Corey Brost April 9, 2019—Fr. Chris Kulig SOUP AND BREAD SIGN-UP You may have no#ced the Soup Sign-Up Poster in our ves#bule last weekend. The Spiritual Life Commission is again sponsoring Soup and Bread nights on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM on four of the Lenten weeks. We will also be having short spiritual talks or services on each of these evenings. We once again ask for dona#ons of soup from our parishioners so that we may offer this simple supper free of charge. Look for the soup sign-up poster in the lobby and sign up to bring your favorite soup for one or more of the evenings. Bread is donated by Wally’s Market, so no bread dona#ons are needed. So that we fulfill the Lenten prac#ce of both fas#ng and almsgiving, we will also collect a free-will dona#on each evening to be given to help support Viator House at Maryville. Please plan to join your fellow parishioners for Soup and Bread, conversa#on, and spiritual enrichment.

REKOLEKCJE WIELKOPOSTNE W JĘZ. POLSKIM ks. Łukasz Buksa Niedziela, 30 marzec podczas Mszy Św. o godz 7:30am i 10:45am Poniedziałek, 1 kwiecień o godz. 7pm Wtorek, 2 kwiecień o godz. 7pm

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4 l Welcome to St. Thomas Becket Catholic Community Z okazji 50-tej rocznicy powstania parafii Św. Tomasza Becketa składamy serdeczne gratulacje i życzymy wszelkiego Bożego Błogosławieństwa na dalsze lata. Rodzina Kowalskich: Marian i Zofia Tomasz i Aneta, Maya i Tomuś INTRUCTIONS FOR PAGE #5 PLEASE NOTE: All completed adver!sing dona!on forms must be received by APRIL 15, 2019 to be included in the PICTORIAL BOOK.

Ads will s!ll be accepted a=er April 15th but will only appear in the bulle!ns (Sept. 28th and Oct. 12th) and on our webpage (Sept. 1 to Oct. 31).

All pages are 8.5” X 11” and in color. Samples are below. · It is preferred that you submit your desired ad in a PDF format by email to: · Payments can be made on-line via our website: STTHOMASBECKETMP.ORG Choose: GIVE CENTRAL - DONATE - 60056 - 50th ANNIVERSARY BUTTON and complete the transac)on. · You can also return this form to the parish office, along with your check and your camera-ready ad, as you would like it to appear. If not, please a+ach desired text, artwork, photo and/or business card. We will create an ad for you. The photo you send will not be returned unless requested.

Your check should be made payable to St. Thomas Becket. Ques!ons? Please call Liz @ 847-827-9220 or email:

INSTRUKCJE DO STRONY #5 UWAGA: Wypełnione formularze muszą zostać dostarczone do biura parafialnego do 15-go kwietnia 2019 aby były umieszczone w Pamiętniku. Reklamy/donacje będą nadal akceptowane po 15-tym kwietnia, ale pojawią się tylko w biuletynach (28 września i 12 października) oraz na naszej stronie internetowej (od 1 września do 31 października). · Wszystkie strony mają wymiar 8.5 "X 11" i są kolorowe. Przykłady znajdują się poniżej. · Prosimy o przesłanie pożądanej strony w formacie PDF pocztą elektroniczną na adres: · Płatności można dokonać elektronicznie za pośrednictwem naszej strony internetowej: STTHOMASBECKETMP.ORG—Wybierz: GIVE CENTRAL - DONATE - 60056 - 50th ANNIVERSARY ...

Można również zwrócić ten formularz do biura parafialnego wraz z czekiem i gotową stroną—będzie zeskanowana do Pamiętnika. Jeśli nie ma takich możliwości, można dołączyć tekst, zdjęcie lub wizytówkę – skomponujemy stronę. Dołączone zdjęcie nie zostanie zwrócone, chyba że będzie to zaznaczone. Czek należy wypisać na St. Thomas Becket. Na pytania odpowiada Elżbieta: 847-827-9220 lub email: Congratulations St. Thomas Becket Catholic Church On Your 50th Anniversary!

Smith Family: Johnny, Sarah, Tony, Laura, Sam, Emily, John God Bless St. Thomas Becket on the 50th Anniversary As Founding Members, we remember baptising our children and watching them receive their sacraments. To us, this parish means . . The Jones family EMILY’S NAILS 847-555-6543 50 LAT PARAFII ŚW. TOMASZA BECKETA GRATULACJE! MAREK’S AUTO SHOP 123 MAIN ST MOUNT PROSPECT 847-555-5555 NAPRAWIAMY WSZELKIE MODELE MAREK KŁOS WŁAŚCICIEL

Thomas Becket - St.
  • March17, 2019
  • Second Sunday of Lent l 5 ST. THOMAS BECKET 50th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION NAME _ PHONE _ _ EMAIL _ _ ADDRESS _ _ CITY, STATE, ZIP _ _ DONATE AN AD / OGŁOSZENIE We would like to include family well wishes and pictures / personal parish story / adver!sements in the 50th Anniversary Pictorial Book: (samples on page #4) Pragniemy dołączyć życzenia / zdjęcie rodzinne / reklamę swojego biznesu do Pamiętnika 50-lecia: (przykłady na str #4) ____Full Page $150 /pełna strona ____Half Page $100 / pół strony ____Quarter Page $75 / ćwierć strony SPONSORSHIP PACKAGES / Dowód wdzięczności dla sponsorów ___ GOLD SPONSOR $1000 and over includes: 2 #ckets to the Dinner Gala on October 12, 2019 (value $250) 1 engraved brick for our Memory Garden 4 X 8 (value $75) Name listed in the Parish Pictorial Book, parish bulle#ns and website ZŁOTY SPONSOR—$1,000 i więcej obejmuje: 2 bilety na Bankiet 12-go października 2019 (wartości $250) 1 cegiełka do naszego Ogrodu Pamięci 4 x 8 (wartości $75) Imię i nazwisko wymienione w Pamiętniku, biuletynach parafialnych i na stronie internetowej ___ SILVER SPONSOR $500 and over includes: 1 #cket to the Dinner Gala on October 12, 2019 (value $125) 1 engraved brick for our Memory Garden 4 X 8 (value $75) Name listed in the Parish Pictorial Book, parish bulle#ns and website SREBRNY SPONSOR- $500 i więcej obejmuje: 1 bilet na Bankiet 12-go października 2019 (wartości $125) 1 cegiełka do naszego Ogrodu Pamięci 4 x 8 (wartości $75) Imię i nazwisko wymienione w Pamiętniku, biuletynach parafialnych i na stronie internetowej ___ BRONZE SPONSOR $250 and over includes: 1 engraved brick for our Memory Garden 4 X 8 (value $75) Name listed in the Parish Pictorial Book, parish bulle#ns and website BRĄZOWY SPONSOR—$250 i więcej obejmuje: 1 cegiełka do naszego Ogrodu Pamięci 4 x 8 (wartości $75) Imię i nazwisko wymienione w Pamiętniku, biuletynach parafialnych i na stronie internetowej Wording on the brick: 13 characters on each line—space counts as a character. Tekst na cegiełke: 13 liter na każdej linijce - przerwa liczy się jako litera. _ _ _ instruc!on informa!on on page #6 _ kontynuacja na następnej stronie
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6 l Welcome to St. Thomas Becket Catholic Parish Community Within just a few days of each other in the middle of March, we celebrate two great saints – St. Patrick and St. Joseph. Born in the 5th century in Roman Britain, Patrick was a man of ac#on and energy. He was enslaved as a shepherd at a young age and a!er six years escaped. His years of enslavement brought spiritual conversion and a!er studying, he was ordained. Patrick’s greatest desire was to bring the Gospel Message to mostly-pagan Ireland. As a missionary, Patrick converted thousands of people and built many churches. He used the shamrock to explain the Trinity and was ordained Bishop.

Interes#ngly, Patrick has never been formally canonized and is a saint in name only.

Joseph was a Jewish man who was married to Mary and was the earthly father of Jesus. He heeded the promp#ngs of dreams and let God work in his life. Skilled as a tekton, Joseph was a highly skilled cra!sman in wood or metal. As a faithfilled Jewish husband and father, we can imagine his interac#ons with his family as loving, generous and compassionate. Pope Pius IX proclaimed St. Joseph to be the patron of the Universal Church in 1870. He is also the patron saint of workers. Perhaps you can meditate/pray on this beau#ful ancient prayer from St. Patrick’s Breastplate. It is a prayer of protec#on tradi#onally a+ributed to St.

Patrick during his ministry. Here is a part of it: I bind to myself today God’s Power to guide me, God’s Might to uphold me, God’s Wisdom to teach me, God’s Eye to watch over me, God’s Ear to hear, God’s Word to give me speech God’s Hand to guide me, God’s Way to lie before me, God’s Shield to shelter me, God’s Host to secure me, Against the snares of demons, against the seduc)ons of vices, Against the lusts of nature and against everyone who meditates injury to me... Christ, protect me today. I wish you blessed days, Paula Kowalkowski W połowie marca w odstępie zaledwie dwóch dni będziemy celebrować dwóch wielkich świętych - św.

Patryka i św. Józefa. Św. Patryk urodzony w V wieku w rzymskiej Brytanii (Anglii) był człowiekiem czynu i energii. Uprowadzony w młodym wieku do niewoli pracował jako pasterz, ale po sześciu latach zdołał uciec. Lata pobytu w niewoli sprawiły, że się duchowo nawrócił i po odbyciu studiów został wyświęcony. Patryk gorąco pragnął głosić Ewangelię szczególnie w pogańskiej Irlandii. Jako misjonarz Patrick zdołał nawrócić na chrześcijaństwo tysiące ludzi i doprowadził do zbudowania wielu kościołów. Do wyjaśniania tajemnicy Trójcy Świętej używał koniczyny i został wyświęcony na biskupa. Co ciekawe, Patrick nigdy nie został formalnie kanonizowany i jest świętym tylko z nazwy.

Święty Józef był Żydem, mężem Maryi i ziemskim ojcem Jezusa. Posłuchał on nakazów otrzymanych w marzeniach sennych i pozwolił Bogu pokierować swoim życiem. Wyuczony w zawodzie tekton (cieśla), Józef był wysoko wykwalifikowanym rzemieślnikiem pracującym z drewnem i metalem. Jako głęboko wierzący żydowski mąż i ojciec, możemy sobie wyobrazić, że jego stosunki z rodziną były przepełnione miłością, hojnością serca i miłosierdziem. W 1870 r. Papież Pius IX ogłosił św. Józefa patronem Kościoła Powszechnego. Jest on również patronem robotników. Być może zechcesz medytować lub modlić się tą piękną starożytną modlitwą znaną jako „Pancerz św.

Patryka”. Jest to modlitwa wypraszająca ochronę i jest tradycyjnie przypisywana św. Patrykowi. Poniżej zamieszczony jest urywek tej modlitwy: Związuję się dzisiaj... z Bożą siłą, by mną przewodziła... z Bożą mocą, by mnie podtrzymywała, z Bożą Mądrością, by mnie pouczała... z Bożym Okiem, by nade mną czuwało...z Bożym Uchem, by mnie wysłuchiwało, z Bożym Słowem, by mi dało mowę... z Bożą Dłonią, by mnie prowadziła...z Bożą Drogą, by się rozpościerała przede mną, z Bożą Tarczą, by mnie chroniła... z Bożą Armią, by mnie zabezpieczała: przed sidłami demonów, przed popadnięciem w wady... przed pożądaniem ciała...

przed każdym, kto knuje plany, by mi zaszkodzić, Chryste chroń mnie dzisiaj!

Z życzeniami błogosławionego dnia.

Thomas Becket - St.
  • March 17, 2019
  • Second Sunday of Lent l 7 OFIARA NA NOWY ŚPIEWNIK-MODLITEWNIK Prosimy o zwrot czytelnie wypełnionej formy do biura parafialnego. Sugerowana ofiara $15. W ntencji _ _ Ofiarodawca _ _ Numer telefonu (w razie pytań _ _ The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) Programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify at thousands of sites across the country. IRS-cer#fied volunteers provide free BASIC income tax return prepara#on with electronic filing to qualified individuals. The VITA program at Prospect Heights Public Library offers free tax help every Saturday morning un#l April 13 to people who generally make $55,000 or less, persons with disabili#es and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns.

The TCE program offers free tax prepara#on and filing for all taxpayers, par#cularly those who are 60 years of age and older, specializing in ques#ons about pensions and re#rement-related issues unique to seniors. Please call a loca#on near you (see below) to receive more informa#on and how to prepare for the appointment. · Arlington Heights Public Library -Monday mornings (847) 392-0100 · Wheeling Township-Friday Mornings (847) 259-7730 · Mount Prospect Village Hall – Thursday and Friday mornings (847) 392-6000 APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED AT ALL LOCATIONS.

Grief Support Group at St. Raymond Emmaus Walk, a support group for adults grieving the loss of a loved one, will begin mee#ng on Monday, April 1st at 7:00 pm in the St.

Raymond Parish Ministry Center and con#nue weekly un#l Monday, May 20th (except for Easter Monday April 22nd ). Anyone grieving the loss of a family member of other significant person in their life is welcome to join us. During our #me together various elements of the grief journey will be explored through educa#on, discussion and prayer in a safe and confiden#al se[ng. Please contact Sr. Valerie Kulbacki, Director of Care Ministries and group facilitator at 847-253-8600 x 143 or to register or with any ques#ons or concerns.

LENTEN CONCERT AT THE SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE IN DES PLAINES As we prepare for Holy Week, it can be easy to get caught up in logis#cs and to-dos and lose sight of our need to prepare our hearts and minds during this Lenten season The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe invites you to: "Li! My Soul," a mul#-lingual concert of sacred music featuring Teresa Scalise and Rev. Bobby Krueger. Join us on Friday, April 5th at 7P.M. for a concert designed to guide your Lenten reflec#ons and fill your spiritual buckets in an#cipa#on of Easter. The concert will be held in the Chapel of St Joseph, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe 1170 N River Rd, Des Plaines, IL 60016.

Li! My Soul" is also the #tle of the newly released album from HymnMusic Recordsa collabora#on between Teresa and her brother (the album's producer) Nick. The concert will be free, and a collec#on will be taken to support the acquisi#on of sacred art in the Chapel of St. Joseph.

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8 l Welcome to St. Thomas Becket Catholic Parish Community MINISTRY SCHEDULE FOR MARCH 23/24 MASS TIME PRESIDER MUSIC/ CANTOR LECTOR EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS SACRISTAN 4:30pm Rev. Chris Kulig Paula K. Marie L. Pete S. Margaret M. Lorry N. Anne B. Mira L. Allan K. Darlene M. 7:30am Rev. Peter Wojcik Adam W. Karolina C. Halina S. Karolina C. Maria T. Artur D. Halina S. 9:00am Rev. Chris Kulig Sandy Val Daisy K. Chris K. Lou C. Krystyna M. Gail M. Bob D. Joanne K. 10:45am Rev. Peter Wojcik Adam W. Antonina S. Jan K. Beata K. Irena G. Antonina S. Jan K.

12:30pm Rev. Chris Kulig Sandy Val Sarah W.

Bogdan Z. Helen B. Gail L. Bogdan Z. COMING UP THIS WEEK Sunday, March 17, 2019 Food Drive Olive Wood sale Monday, March 18, 2019 6pm Women’s Guild meeting Tuesday, March 19, 2019 9:45am Bereavement meeting 6:30pm Bread and Soup Supper Wednesday, March 20, 2019 7pm Men’s Club meeting Thursday, March 21, 2019 6:30pm SPRED Friday, March 22, 2019 9am Mass (E) 9:30am Stations of the Cross 6:15pm Confessions 6:20pm Stacje Drogi Krzyżowej 7pm Mass (P) 7:30pm Gorzkie Żale Saturday, March 23, 2019 10am CPR training Sunday, March 24, 2019 OUR PILGRIMS: SEA OF GALILEE

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  • READINGS OF THE WEEK MASS TIMES Saturday: 4:30pm Sunday: 9:00am & 12:30pm 7:30am & 10:45am Polish Weekdays: 9:00am Mass: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday Friday—7:00pm Mass in Polish Sunday, March 17, 2019 7:30am †Izabela Stawczyk †Irena i Franciszek Nowak †Teresa Kowczyk †Ludmiła i Michał Długi †Józef i Rozalia Szwalec †Stanisława Zwijacz †Janina Kasperek SPECIAL: Leszek—o zdrowie 9:00am †Margaret Mary McCarthy †Janina Pietrucha †Camille Chmela †Don Rose †Lynn Yarnes-Rose 10:45am †Mirosław Szczerbowski †Małgorzata Leśniakowsk†Joanna Blasiak †Jadwiga Dziekońska †Bogumił Nowak †dusze w czyścu cierpiące †Jan Jagoda †Anna, Michał i Jan Potaczek SPECIAL: Irena Miron—o zdrowie SPECIAL:Anna Kwietniewski-o zdrowie 12:30pm †Władysław Baran †Józef Piwowarczyk †Milton Bouvier Monday, March 18, 2019 9:00am †Alfred R. LaSalle Tuesday, March 19, 2019 9:00am †deceased parents, husband, in-laws, relatives and souls in purgatory †Vera Campobasso—3rd death annv †John Zimmer—5th death annv Wednesday, March 20, 2019 9:00am †Kathy Keane Thursday, March 21, 2019 NO MASS OR SERVICE Friday, March 22, 2019 9:00am †Lola Rzymek 7:00pm † Saturday, March 23, 2019 4:30pm †Joseph Inslinger Sr †Bart Martorana Sunday, March 24, 2019 7:30am †Stanisława Zwijacz †Janina Kasperek †Irena i Józef Lisek 9:00am †Margaret Mary McCarthy †Camille Chmela 10:45am †Małgorzata Leśniakowska †Jadwiga Dziekońska †Bogumił Nowak †Krystyna i Jarosław Karos †Irena Rytel SPECIAL: Dominic Orwat –12 urodziny SPECIAL: Rafał i Jan Karos—Boże Bł. SPECIAL: Irena Miron—o zdrowie SPECIAL: Izabella Kwietniewska— 18 urodziny 12:30pm †Józef Piwowarczyk †Władysław Baran March 17, 2019
  • SecondSunday ofLent l 9 Readings for the week of March 17 Sunday: Gn 15:5-12, 17-18/ Ps 27:1, 7-8, 8-9, 13-14[1a]/ Phil 3:17-4:1 or 3:20-4:1/Lk 9:28b-36 Monday: Dn 9:4b-10/Ps 79:8, 9, 11 and 13 [cf. 103:10a]/Lk 6:36-38 Tuesday: 2 Sm 7:4-5a, 12-14a, 16/ Ps 89:2-3, 4-5, 27, 29 [37]/ Rom 4:13, 16-18, 22/Mt 1:16, 18-21, 24a or Lk 2:41-51a Wednesday: Jer 18:18-20/Ps 31:5-6, 14, 15-16 [17b]/Mt 20:17-28 Thursday: Jer 17:5-10/Ps 1:1-2, 3, 4 and 6 [40:5a]/Lk 16:19-31 Friday: Gn 37:3-4, 12-13a, 17b-28a/ Ps 105:16-17, 18-19, 20-21 [5a]/ Mt 21:33-43, 45-46 Saturday: Mi 7:14-15, 18-20/ Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 9-10, 11-12 [8a]/ Lk 15:1-3, 11-32 Next Sunday: Ex 3:1-8a, 13-15/ Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8, 11 [8a]/ 1 Cor 10:1-6, 10-12/Lk 13:1-9 Observances for the week of March 17 Sunday: 2nd Sunday of Lent; St. Patrick's Day Monday: St. Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop & Doctor of the Church Tuesday: St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary Saturday: St. Turibius of Mogrovejo, Bshp Next Sunday: 3rd Sunday of Lent Catholic Cemeteries: 708-449-6100 Give Central – On line donation system accessible through our website: Child and Youth Protection website: PARISH PHONE NUMBER (847) 827-9220 PARISH FAX NUMBER (847) 827-0370 PARISH E-MAIL: PARISH WEBSITE PARISH OFFICE HOURS Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/ Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm Thursday 8:00am - 2:00pm Saturday Closed Sunday Closed INFORMACJE PARAFIALNE Parafia Świętego Tomasza Becketa zaprasza całą wspólnotę polskojęzyczną do wspólnej modlitwy i nabożeństw. Msze Św. w jęz. polskim—niedziela: 7:30am i 10:45am piątek: 7:00pm w jęz. angielskim—sobota: 4:30pm niedziela: 9:00am i 12:30pm Parish Mission Statement We, the parish family of St. Thomas Becket, are a community of believers united in Christ, who dedicate ourselves to proclaim the Good News and foster a sense of belonging.

As we gather together in prayer and worship, we draw our nourishment from His word and the Bread of His Table. With shared responsibility we go forth to serve and affirm our sisters and brothers. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we strive to build the Kingdom of God within and beyond our parish. My, Parafia Świętego Tomasza Becketa, jesteśmy wspólnotą wiernych zjednoczonych w Chrystusie, którzy troszczymy się o Boże dziedzictwo i z oddaniem głosimy Dobrą Nowinę. We wspólnym gromadzeniu się i modlitwie, karmimy się Jego Słowem i Chlebem z Jego Stołu.

Z poczuciem wspólnego obowiązku podążamy w służbie naszym braciom i siostrom.

Pod przewodnictwem Ducha Świętego dążymy do budowania Królestwa Bożego wewnątrz i poza naszą parafią.

Ques!on: Who invented the Sta#ons of the Cross? Answer: The first Sta#ons of the Cross were walked by Jesus himself on the way to Calvary. Known as the "Via Dolorosa" ("The Way of Suffering") or the "Via Crucis" ("The Way of the Cross"), it was marked out from the earliest #mes and was a tradi#onal walk for pilgrims who came to Jerusalem. The early Chris#ans in Jerusalem would walk the same pathway that Jesus walked, pausing for reflec#on and prayer. Later, when Chris#ans could not travel to the Holy Land, ar#s#c depic#ons of "The Way of the Cross" were set up in churches, or outside, and Chris#ans would walk from sta#on to sta#on, reading the Gospel account of the Passion or simply praying and reflec#ng on each event.

While the content or place of each sta#on had changed, the inten#on was to make a minipilgrimage and follow - literally - in the footsteps of Jesus.

This devo#on became be+er known in the Middle Ages, and the Franciscans are credited with its spread. Lent is a #me when many people make the Sta#ons, and some churches present Passion plays or Living Sta#ons. But anyone can pray the Sta#ons at any #me. It is a simple and personal reflec#on on the passion of Jesus and what it means to us. 10 l Welcome to St. Thomas Becket Catholic Parish Community WHY DO WE DO THAT? CATHOLIC TRADITIONS EXPLAINED T\ R]^`qx | O}{ P~{`q { B~‚x`qƒq „ W] `|^q Please call the rectory to make arrangements: 847-827-9220. S ] | x \ P † ] Friday: 6:15pm-6:45pm, Saturday: 3:30-4:15pm.

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