Welcome to St. William Parish

Sacramental Life

Sacramental Life

Sacrament of reconciliation is offered every Saturday from 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm. 
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Spiritual Life

Spiritual Life

Adoration of the Blessed Scrament takes place every Thursday from Noon to 5:30pm.
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30th Anniversary of the Ordination of our Pastor- May 20th, 12:00pm

W niedzielę 20 maja będziemy obchodzili 30-lecie święceń kapłańskich Księdza Proboszcza RyszardaGronia. Serdecznie zapraszamy całą społeczność parafii św. Williama na wspólną celebrację tego wydarzenia. Główna Msza św. jubileuszowa odbędzie się o godz. 12 w południe. Eucharystii będzie przewodniczył Jego Ekscelencja ks. bp John Manz. Tego dnia odwołane zostają Msze św. o godz. 2 pm (po polsku) i o godz.3:30 pm (po hiszpańsku), gdyż pragniemy, aby w uroczystej Mszy św. jubileuszowej Księdza Proboszcza uczestniczyły wszystkie grupy kulturowe i etniczne naszej parafii (włosko-amerykańska, polska i hiszpańska). Po Mszy św. o godz. 12 zapraszamy wszystkich na poczęstunek do Liebrich Hall w budynku szkolnym, gdzie będzie okazja, by zrobić sobie indywidualne zdjęcie z jubilatem. Podczas spotkania odbędzie się losowanie nagród loterii parafialnej. Przypominamy, że do wygrania jest 6 nagród pieniężnych. Serdecznie zapraszamy wszystkich parafian i przyjaciół.

Sunday May 20, we will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the ordination of our pastor, Fr. Ryszard Gron.  On this occasion, we come together as a whole, the parish of St. William, to give thanks to God for all His gifts and to Fr. Ryszard for answering Jesus' call to the priesthood. will The celebration of the mass willbe at 12 pm, presided by the Most Rev. Bishop John Manz. That day there will be no 2 PM Polish mass and no  3:30 PM Spanish mass. We encourage all the cultural groups and parishioners of our parish to attend the 12 noon mass. Following the Mass there will be a reception with refreshments, picture taking and the drawing of the parish lottery/raffle as well  in Liebrich Hall. Please join us that day! 

El domingo, 20 de Mayo, celebraremos el 30. aniversario del sacerdocio de nuestro párroco, p. RyszardGron. Este día queremos estar juntos como una parroquia de St. William. La Misa principal a las 12 del mediodía presidirá el Reverendísimo Señor Obispo Juan Manz. Cancelaremos las Misas: Polaca (2 PM) e Hispana (3:30 PM) para facilitar a todos los grupos culturales de nuestra parroquia a participar en este evento principal a las 12. Se servirá un refrigerio durante la recepción después de la ceremonia en la sala Liebrich Hall en el edificio de la escuela donde podremos hacer una foto con el padre Ryszard y conocer los resultados de nuestra lotería parroquial. Les recordamos a todos que se pueden ganar los 6 premios de nuestra lotería.

Raffle tickets-30th Anniversary of Priesthood of Fr. Ryszard

Z okazji 30 rocznicy swięceń kapłańskich ks. Proboszcza, Ryszarda Gronia, organizujemy sprzedaż losów, poprzez które zbieramy pieniądze na remont dwóch pomieszczeń dla marszałków w kosciele. Do wygrania są nagrody pieniężne: 1. miejsce - cash $500, 2. miejsce - dwie nagrody po $250, 3. Miejsce, trzy nagrody po $100. Cena 1 losu $5, które można Losowanie odbędzie się 20 maja 2018 po Mszy sw. o godz. 12 w południe, podczas bankietu w Liebrich Hall, w szkole.

Con motivo de 30 aniversario del sacerdocio de nuestro párroco, p. Ryszard Gron, organizamos una venta de los ticketes y lotería para colectar dinero para renovación de las dos habitaciones de ushers en la iglesia. El precio de un tickete es $5. Se puede ganar tres premios: 1. - cash $500, 2. - dos ganadores por $250, 3. - tres ganadores por $100. La lotería va ser actuada el día del aniversario, el domingo, 20 de mayo, después de la Misa a las 12 de mediodía en la escuela, Liebrich Hall.

Using the occasion of the anniversary of 30 years of priesthood of our Pastor, Fr. Ryszard Gron, we organize the selling of raffle tickets for fundraising to our Parish (renovation of 2 rooms: bridegroom in the Church). 1 ticket costs $5. You can win: 1. prize - $500; 2. prize - $250; 3. prize – $250, 4. Prize - $100, 5. prize - $100, 6. prize - $100. The lottery will take place and time during the banquet after 12 PM Mass, on Sunday, May 20 in Liebrich Hall in the school building.

ARCHDIOCCESE OF CHICAGO

Renew My Church: Elmwood Park Grouping Update - January 2018                   

The Renew My Church Elmwood Park grouping includes St. Celestine Parish and School (Elmwood Park), St. Cyprian Parish and School (River Grove) and St. William Parish and School (Chicago).

Discernment Process

The Elmwood Park grouping began the Renew My Church review and discernment process in fall 2017. The Grouping Feedback and Discernment Team, which was made up of representatives from each of the parishes, met to review and discern the future church, parish and school structures for the Elmwood Park area. Based on their meetings and discussions with the larger parish community, they submitted a report for the Archdiocesan Standards and Recommendations Commission, which included representatives from across the Archdiocese.

The Archdiocesan Commission met to review the feedback report and other materials and information, including demographic data, financial summaries, and parish and grouping trends.

Decision

Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, and the Archdiocese’s Presbyteral Council met, and based on the Archdiocesan Commission’s recommendation and other considerations, the Cardinal made a final decision regarding the grouping’s structure.

St. Celestine and St. Cyprian Parishes will unite to form a new parish, effective July 1, 2018, retaining both churches as active worship sites of the new parish. St. William Parish will continue in its current parish structure, with a full-time resident pastor.

St. Celestine School will continue, now as a ministry of the newly united parish. St. William School will continue as a ministry of St. William Parish, with annual enrollment and financial benchmarks established to ensure sustainability into the future.

St. Cyprian School has faced low enrollment in recent years, which has caused a strain on the school’s finances. With less tuition revenue, the school is not able to cover its costs and has incurred an operating deficit. In fall 2017, the Archdiocese and St. Cyprian parish and school leadership established that the school, by January 15, 2018, needed to secure 128 registered students for next school year (2018/19) and secure $500,000 cash to cover operating costs for this school year (2017/18) and next school year (2018/19). Despite best efforts, the enrollment and financial targets fell short with 101 students registered for next school year and $85,000 raised. As part of the Renew My Church review and discernment process, the Archdiocese engaged with the Elmwood Park grouping, which includes St. Cyprian School, regarding the enrollment and financial struggles at the school. As a result of enrollment and financial targets not being met, coupled with community discussions regarding the lack of long-term viability of the school, St. Cyprian School will close at the end of this school year, effective June 30, 2018.

Next Steps

Through the new parish structure, St. Celestine and St. Cyprian Parishes will unite their resources to create a vital, life-giving parish with two worship sites and a strong school. With this viable structure in place, the new parish, in collaboration with St. William, will work on new ways to implement the Renew My Church vision: to make disciples, build communities and inspire witness.

Over the next few months, the Archdiocese will work with all involved to ensure an orderly and smooth transition to the new structure. The Archdiocese’s Priest Placement Board will work with the community to identify a pastor to lead the new parish formed by St. Celestine and St. Cyprian.

The Archdiocese will work with St. Cyprian School faculty and staff to find future employment within the Archdiocesan system. In order to assist school families in this transition, the Archdiocese will work closely with near-by Catholic schools to assist them with the transition to their next Catholic school.

 

‘’To teach who Christ is"

Campaign is still on-going and we need everyone’s help in achieving it. If you have pledge already - THANK YOU -  we are most grateful and thankful for your generosity. For those who have not please prayerfully consider a pledge of any amount. Pledge cards can be found at the entrances of church and rectory.

GOAL -  $ 500.000

PLEDGE - $ 394.025

PERCENT - 78.9 %

Grazie - Dziękuję - Thank you - Gracia

Święta Rita: poznaj niezwykłą świętą

Święta Rita była żoną, wdową (zamordowano jej męża), matką (straciła dwóch synów), osobą samotną, w końcu – zakonnicą. Jak nikt poznała wszystkie problemy trapiące ludzi, a zwłaszcza te, które dotykają rodzin. Dlatego od czasu wyniesienia do chwały świętych cieszy się wielką popularnością jako patronka rodzin, spraw trudnych, beznadziejnych, patronka małżeństw, które przeżywają różnego rodzaju problemy.Serdecznie zapraszamy wszystkich czcicieli Świętej Rity i nie tylko, zapraszamy całą Polonie na specjalną msze świętą i nabożeństwo przez Jej wstawiennictwo 21 kwietnia, 2018 roku o godz. 7:00 wieczorem do parafii Świętego Williama.

ZAPRASZAMY !

Fr. John Boshabora

VIDEO OF FR. JOHN BOSHABORA HEALING MASS AT ST. WILLIAM 

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Below is the YouTube link to the healing Mass with Fr. John Boshabora at St. William on 10.6.2017.   

Part 1  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjmsCCrnUkM​

Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEGicQYsi-M

 

Our Schools

Saint William School

We invite children and their parents to consider our parish elementary school. We offer educational programs for pre-school through eighth grade students. At St. William School, we believe we are entrusted with the mission of Catholic education, which is to recognize students in their relationship with God, self, and others. Learn more by visiting our website at   https://www.stwilliamschool.org/  or call us at 773-637-5130.

Saint Brother Albert's Polish School

The Polish Language School at Saint Williams Parish opened its doors in September of 2013. Our school offers classes every Saturday from 10:00am to 1:30pm. We teach the Polish language, history of Poland, as well as its geography. The school also provides religion lessons which prepare our students to receive the sacrament of Holy Communion and the sacrament of Confirmation. To make the day more enjoyable we also offer singing lessons and music lessons.

Learn more about our Saint Brother Albert's Polish School at www.SzkolaBrataAlberta.org