St Ferdinand Church • 5900 W Barry Ave, Chicago, IL 60634 • tel: 773 622 5900 • fax: 773 622 5903
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Governor JB Pritzker’s extension of the mandatory stay-at-home order through May 30, while difficult, is a necessary step in protecting the common good and wellbeing of all in Illinois.
Yet, we share the aspirations of many that we will soon be able to gather for worship and parish life. As a result, Cardinal Cupich has asked our COVID-19 Task Force to begin the necessary work of creating a strategy for the eventual re-opening of our parishes, schools and agencies. They will do so in coordination with civil authorities and health care experts to determine how we might safely and prudently re-open our churches to attend to the sacramental life of our parishioners in a gradual way. We will continue to keep you informed and we ask for your patience.
What this means for our parish is:
•All churches and adoration chapels must be closed and locked until the order is lifted by the governor. Private prayer in any parish building must be discontinued until the order is lifted.
•There can’t be any gatherings anywhere on parish/school property, nor can any parish personnel be involved in organizing them on any other site.
•All weddings and baptisms must be postponed and can be re-scheduled only once the order is lifted. There are no exceptions to this, regardless of the size of the group. However, in case of an extreme emergency for baptism, please contact the parish office.
•Parish offices must be closed until the Governor’s order is lifted.
Sunday and Daily Masses will be celebrated privately by each priest, and will be available on our parish website: www.stferdinandchurch.com and Parish Facebook: St Ferdinand Church
Your health and wellbeing are vitally important. Stay safe and well. Thank you for your continued prayers and support of one another, and all the people of God, in this time of suffering. We will get through this moment, but we need to stay united and live through this difficult time in a Christian way with our eyes turned to God.
Please join us in prayer by watching our daily Mass and devotions:
8:00 AM English 9:00 AM Polish
Divine Mercy Chaplet: 3:00 PM
Evening prayer with Litany to Virgin Mary in the month of May 8:30 PM
Pope Francis Prayer
We fly to your protection, O Holy Mother of God
In the present tragic situation, when the whole world is prey to suffering and anxiety, we fly to you, Mother of God and our Mother, and seek refuge under your protection.
Virgin Mary, turn your merciful eyes towards us amid this coronavirus pandemic. Comfort those who are distraught and mourn their loved ones who have died, and at times are buried in a way that grieves them deeply. Be close to those who are concerned for their loved ones who are sick and who, in order to prevent the spread of the disease, cannot be close to them. Fill with hope those who are troubled by the uncertainty of the future and the consequences for the economy and employment.
Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us to God, the Father of mercies, that this great suffering may end and that hope and peace may dawn anew. Plead with your divine Son, as you did at Cana, so that the families of the sick and the victims be comforted, and their hearts be opened to confidence and trust.
Protect those doctors, nurses, health workers and volunteers who are on the frontline of this emergency, and are risking their lives to save others. Support their heroic effort and grant them strength, generosity and continued health.
Be close to those who assist the sick night and day, and to priests who, in their pastoral concern and fidelity to the Gospel, are trying to help and support everyone.
Blessed Virgin, illumine the minds of men and women engaged in scientific research, that they may find effective solutions to overcome this virus.
Support national leaders, that with wisdom, solicitude and generosity they may come to the aid of those lacking the basic necessities of life and may devise social and economic solutions inspired by farsightedness and solidarity.
Mary Most Holy, stir our consciences, so that the enormous funds invested in developing and stockpiling arms will instead be spent on promoting effective research on how to prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.
Beloved Mother, help us realize that we are all members of one great family and to recognize the bond that unites us, so that, in a spirit of fraternity and solidarity, we can help to alleviate countless situations of poverty and need. Make us strong in faith, persevering in service, constant in prayer.
Mary, Consolation of the afflicted, embrace all your children in distress and pray that God will stretch out his all-powerful hand and free us from this terrible pandemic, so that life can serenely resume its normal course.
To you, who shine on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope, do we entrust ourselves, O Clement, O Loving, O Sweet Virgin Mary. Amen.
Dear Parishioners , we would like to invite you to the great Conference “CHASTITY PROJECT”
Only 2 days left until this amazing, FREE Conference. More than 70 speakers will offer Free, short, and impactful presentations for teens, young adults, singles, married couples, and parents. Fortify your home and rediscover the beauty and goodness of God's plan for human love in your life.
Archdiocese of Chicago Plan for Reopening the Church as of 5/29/2020
Our parish has just received a permission to hold public Holy Masses with a not negotiable limit of 50 attendees per mass
Masses will be offered in the usual weekend order: Saturday 5 PM English, Sunday 8:30AM, 12:30 PM and 5:00 PM. There will be no 10:00 AM Chapel Mass until the complete opening of the church. Please click one of the links below to register If you have any problems signing up you may call: Ms Beata at 773-758-2123 or Ms Sophie at 708 369-0680 Mon - Sun 9 AM - 6 PM