Reverend Peter A. Cibulskis, MIC
1924 — 2009
Reverend Peter A. Cibulskis, M.I.C. age 85, was called home to be with his Lord in the early morning hours of Monday, Sept. 28, 2009 at St. Joseph's Home.
Father Peter was born Jan. 23, 1924 in Chicago, Ill., the son of late Peter Matthew and Stella (Radzevicius) Cibulskis.
Growing up on Chicago's west side he attended Our Lady of Vilna Grade School and Harrison Technical High School. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corp immediately following high school. He served in England.
He joined the Congregation of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception immediately after his military service. Father began his priestly formation at Marian Seminary, Clarendon Hills, Ill. He professed his first vows on July 16, 1947. He was ordained a priest by Bishop McNamara on May 30, 1953, at St. Raymond Church, Joliet, Ill.
He served in many capacities including; as Assistant Novice Director, Superior of the Marian Seminary, Clarendon Hills, Ill., Weekend Assistant at Our Lady of Peace Church, Darien, Ill., Administrator of the Draugus Lithuanian Newspaper, Chicago, Treasurer of the Marian House in Chicago and Superior of the Marian House in Kenosha. From 1993 to 2007, he served as the Associate Pastor of St. Peter Catholic Church, Kenosha.
Father Peter loved the science of botany especially identifying wild plants, solving crossword puzzles and taking photographs with the digital camera he received for his 50th anniversary. He also enjoyed mastering his laptop computer also received for his anniversary.
He loved his family and his priestly work. For most of his priest life he ministered behind the scenes at various Marian Fathers Apostolates. He was a priest for 40 years when he received his first full-time parish assignment. His gifts blossomed as his gentle and caring nature supported the people who worshipped at St. Peter Church.
He is survived by his five siblings, Frances (Edward) Jurzak, Helen (John) Pari, Catherine (Sam) DiVincenzo, Walter (Elizabeth) Cibulskis and John (Carol) Cibulskis; as well as many other nieces, nephews and the faith community of St. Peter Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Genevieve Zicky.
A Concelebrated Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2009, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church, 2224 30th Avenue. Interment will take place in St. Casimir Cemetery, Chicago, Ill.
A visitation for Father will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 4 p.m. until the time of a Vesper Service at 7 p.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church and again on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass at the church.
Father Peter was loved by all who knew him. May God grant him peace.