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Bundle weekend coming at St. Turibius

By Mary Stanek

Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon

3808 W. 57th Place • (773) 284-7394

I can’t believe I am saying this already: Happy 4th of July. May everyone have a safe holiday and enjoy those hot dogs. The holiday is on a Sunday this year. I can just hear those fireworks already.

If you cleaned your closets during the pandemic, now is the time to donate your gently used items. There will be a bundle weekend at St. Turibius Church on Aug. 21-22, before and after the weekend Masses.

Someone will be available to help you unload on the 21st from 3 to 5 p.m. and on the 22nd from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Clothing of any size is needed, along with household items. But please, no furniture or toys.

There also has been word of bingo returning to St. Turibius Church, 5646 S. Karlov, Sunday nights starting July 18. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with games starting at 6 p.m.

In addition to bingo, there will be pull-tabs, raffles, hot-ball door prizes, double-action lucky 7s and Tic Tac, according to organizers.

Further, if you don’t want to dab there is an option for your cards to be loaded into your computer.

Players who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to wear facemasks, organizers added.

As of July 1, St. Bruno Parish and St. Richard Parish are now one. Both sites will be used for worship. The parish’s records will be kept at St. Richard. A new name will be decided by the local community within the guidelines of the archdiocese. A final decision about the school structures will be made during the 2021/2022 school year.

St. Bruno himself was born in Cologne in 1030. He was the founder of the Carthusian order, an enclosed religious order including both monks and nuns. He spent some time in Rome and then Calabria, where he founded a second monastery. St. Richard of Chichester was born in Worcestershire, England in 1197. He was very generous to the poor and needy. He died at a house for poor priests in Dover, England.

My Aunt Rose Nowaczyk played a role in the formation of the early St. Bruno church. I guess the only thing constant in life is change.

Now that I studied St. Bruno, I know where Calabrian chili peppers come from. It seems Bobby Flay uses them in all of his dishes. It is a versatile Italian pepper with a nice level of heat for spicy dishes.

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