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Deacon Glenn Tylutki

About the Blogger

Deacon Glenn Tylutki serves as the Outreach Coordinator Cemetery Services for the Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago. A native Chicagoan, Deacon received his undergraduate degree from Loyola University of Chicago and his graduate degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. He and his wife Lucille have been married for 44 years. They have three children and two grandsons.

Blog posts by Deacon Glenn Tylutki

  • Monday, May 19, 2014

    A Time to Remember

    Memorial Day or Decoration Day as some of us once called it, is a day of celebration that melds together the words, thoughts and sentiments of “One Nation under God.” The observance causes us to reflect upon John 15:13, “There is no greater love than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”


  • Monday, May 24, 2010

    The power of remembrance…

    I can recall growing up and attending family celebrations with relatives that I hadn’t seen for several years. They frequently started out a conversation with me with the words “I can remember you when you were”…so little, so thin or looked more angelic. I almost dreaded to hear that word “remember”. It seemed to me as a teenager to take on a sense of hollowness – a time past, devoid of any real current meaning. A time finished – completed - to be forgotten. And yet now as I have grown older the word – “remember” has taken on a new sense of appreciation, worthiness, and sacredness.


  • Monday, November 02, 2009

    We Remember… We Celebrate… We Believe…

    The above six words describe the who, the what, and the why of the Feast Days of November 1st - All Saints Day and November 2nd - All Souls Day. These two days combine in a most visible way faith and human reality – our past, our present and our future. Their individual threads of remembrance, celebration and belief weave together a fabric that entwines both our total humanness and our spiritual identity. We become “one”- a faith community we call Church. We enter into a relationship that is ever- present, ever-related, always together, never-ending.