Welcome to St. Adalbert Parish

 

We are celebrating over 125 years of service to the community of Elmhurst. There is always something happening at our Franciscan Parish.  We are a diverse and vibrant community with a variety of ministries, parish groups from preschool to senior adults and an excellent Catholic Academy. You are invited to join us. Let’s be a church together rather than just a people who go to church.

 

"One Family Living in Faith and Love"

Announcement

Our 2023 Mass book is open.

The greatest gift you can give is to have your loved one deceased or living in a mass intention. Please call the office to make your request. We have many dates available.

Weekday masses are $15 and Sunday masses are $20

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Guidelines for Catholic Funeral, Cremation, and Burials

Catholics are forbidden from keeping the ashes of cremated loved ones at home, scattering them, dividing them between family members or turning them into mementoes, the Vatican has ruled. Ashes must be stored in a sacred place, such as a cemetery, according to instructions disclosed at a press conference in Rome on Tuesday. Acknowledging that an increasing number of Catholics were opting for cremation rather than burial, the church’s doctrinal and disciplinary body warned against “new ideas contrary to the church’s faith”. Cardinal Gerhard Müller, the prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, reiterated that burial of the dead was preferable to cremation.  “We come from the earth and we shall return to the earth,” he said. “The church continues to incessantly recommend that the bodies of the dead be buried either in cemeteries or in other sacred ground.” However, the increase in cremation since it was permitted in 1963 required new guidelines, he added, noting an increasing trend for “domestic” conservation. Ashes must be kept “in a holy place, that is a cemetery or a church or in a place that has been specifically dedicated to this purpose. The conservation of ashes in the home is not allowed,” he said.  “Furthermore, in order to avoid any form of pantheistic or naturalistic or nihilistic misunderstanding, the dispersion of ashes in the air, on the ground, on water or in some other way as well as the conversion of cremated ashes into commemorative objects is not allowed.” Some people keep the ashes of loved ones in urns or special containers on display, while others prefer to scatter them in gardens of remembrance or favorite spots. Possibilities include mixing them with clay, concrete or paint to create works of art or to incorporate them into building projects, having ashes pressed into vinyl to make a musical memento, or turning them into fireworks or jewellery. The Vatican document, Ad Resurgendum cum Christo, is dated 15 August and says Pope Francis approved it in March. The instructions were released before All Souls’ Day on 2 November, when the faithful remember and pray for the dead.

 

 

 

Mass Times

Weekday:
Monday thru Friday 6:45 am, 9:00 am
Wednesday: 7:00 pm (Polish)
First Friday of Every Month: 7:00 pm (Polish)

Weekend:
Saturday: 9:00 am, 5:00 pm (Sunday Vigil)
Sunday: 8:30 am; 10:00 am (Polish); 11:30 am
Last Sunday of Every Month: 2:00 pm
( Filipino Mass in English )

Holydays:
Please see the announcement in the bulletin for the individual Holyday itself.

Reconciliation:
Saturday: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Feel free to come to the Friary anytime to request the sacrament of reconciliation.

The Fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time, January29, 2023

 

The Fifrth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Saturday, February 5, 2023

5:00 PM Vigil  ( in lower Church)

 Sunday, January 29, 2023

8.30 am - Mass in English

10.00 am - Mass in Polish

11.30 am - Mass in English (Live streaming Mass): Link   

2:00 pm - Filipino Mass (Last Sunday of every month)

 

Deceased Parishioners

Deceased Parishioners


Please pray for the souls and their families of the ones who have gone to be  with Our Lord

+ Elvira Espana

+ Joseph Reddington

Keep in your prayers those who have passed away because of the virus

Eternal rest grant unto them, o Lord. And let perpetual light shine upon them.
May they rest in peace. Amen.


 

Electronic Giving

The Sunday offertory is critical to the vitality of our parish. Not just to pay the bills that continue to accrue, but to sustain the life-giving works carried out each day by our dedicated personnel, devoted clergy, and faithful lay leaders.

Electronic giving is a simple tool that provides our parishioners the opportunity to support the parish in a way that is convenient and secure. Payments can be made using a bank account or credit card, scheduled in advance to occur on a recurring basis, or as individual one-time gifts. With your first donation you can create a confidential username and password, allowing you to edit your donation schedule at any time.

More information, please click onto  link: St. Adalbert Church Electronic Giving through GiveCentral

Staff

Bulletins


  • Sun, Feb 5th

  • Sun, Jan 29th

 
 

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