Our beloved former pastor, Father Mel Rybarczyk, CR, (79) a Priest of the Congregation of the Resurrection died in Chicago on November 5, 2020. Fr. Mel professed vows in the Congregation of the Resurrection on January 6, 1961 and was ordained a Priest on April 12, 1969. He taught at Gordon Tech High School from 1969-1977. He also taught at Archbishop Weber High School 1977-1981. For many years, he worked in parishes in Southern California. St. Joseph, Fontana, C-A, St. Nicholas Byzantine Church, Fontana, CA, Holy Angels Byzantine Church, San Diego, CA and Proto-Cathedral of St. Mary Byzantine, Sherman Oaks, CA. From 1990-1994 he was Superior of the Roman House of the Congregation of the Resurrection.
A wake will be held at 9:00 AM followed by the funeral Mass at 10:00AM on Wednesday, November 11, at St. Hedwig Church, 2226 N. Hoyne Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-3310.
Donations are welcomed in Fr. Mel’s name to the Senior Religious Fund of the Congregation of the Resurrection, 3601 N. California Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
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