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The Peter’s Pence Collection is the way we, as members of the Catholic Church, unite ourselves to the concerns of the Holy Father. Donations to this collection support the charitable works of Pope Francis for the assistance of those most in need. Please give generously to this collection, as a witness of charity, and give hope to those who suffer around the globe.
A FATHER is a man who loves without cost to his children and tries to raise them to be fully human creatures with the abilities to make a difference in our world. Some fathers are successful, some are not. However, almost all try their best. This Father's Day, let your dad know that you appreciate all his efforts. Strength --Your strength in helping me to tell right from wrong was a great gift. Honor-- You taught me that to honor myself was a way to honor the God who made me. Faith-- Thanks Dad for having faith in me, when…
SMM is collecting items to send to those serving in various branches of the military assigned in different parts of the world. We will collect items until July 4th. After that everything will be shipped to a designated location. Here is a list of some of the things needed: Sunscreen Toothpaste & toothbrushes Hand Sanitizers Lotion Wipes Razors & shaving cream Soap Shampoo for men & women Please avoid the hotel sized toiletries. In addition to these items, letters to individual soldiers are also gladly welcomed. If anyone wishes to do this, letters may be addressed generally as follows: Dear…
Pregnant women in difficult situations often find themselves feeling confused, under pressure and alone. At The Women’s Center our counselors help them with friendship, counseling, and material assistance. We have saved over 39,000 women and their babies from the horrible consequences of abortion. We receive beautiful “thank you” letters and we thank you for your help. Are you looking to build your resume, meet new friends, or make a difference for moms and babies? The Women’s Center pregnancy resource center is looking for new volunteers to help Mondays-Fridays at our N. Cicero Avenue location in Chicago. We are looking for:…
SMM RELIGIOUS ED PROGRAM 2017-2018 REGISTRATION NOW OPEN The Program welcomes students in Grades 1 through 10 who attend public or non-Catholic private schools. Classes meet on Saturday from 9:00 to 10:30 am in the school building. The first class will meet on September 16, 2017 and the last on May 13, 2018. Registration ends September 9, 2017. Late registrations will not be accepted, so please register early. Forms and information can be found in the Church, requested at the Parish Office Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, or downloaded from the Parish website Completed forms and…
I would like to take this time to thank every parishioner who helped fill the plastic eggs for our recent Easter Egg Hunt. It was a huge success and a lot of fun! Through your generosity, we had close to 800 eggs. There had to have been about 80- 100 children who took part. It will definitely be something that we will repeat for years to come. In fact, I have already anticipated next year’s Egg Hunt by going to Hobby Lobby the day after Easter. I took advantage of the 50% discount on Easter items to purchase enough plastic…
2017 ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL “LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF” Please spend some time this week reflecting on the Annual Catholic Appeal brochure. Please remember that the Annual Catholic Appeal is much different than a one-time special collection. It is a pledge campaign where you can make a gift payable in installments. The ACA theme, “Love Your Neighbor As Yourself,” was selected to remind us that our contributions to the Annual Catholic Appeal enable the funded ministries and services to share God’s love with many others in our parish, our Archdiocese, and throughout the world. Each pledge makes a difference because…
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Novena Every Wednesday at 8:00 AM Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament Every Friday following 8:45 am Mass until 7:00 pm. Mass at 7:00 pm on First Fridays; Vespers and Benediction at 7:00 pm on all other Fridays Heart of the Spirit Prayer Meeting Every Friday at 7:30 pm in Rectory Hall Devotion to the Sacred Heard of Jesus Every 1st Friday of the month beginning with Mass at 7:00 pm. Fellowship follows after Mass. Contact person: Terry Luciano, 773-677-347 Fatima Rosary First Saturday of the month immediately following 4 pm Mass

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To all Fathers - Happy Father's Day June 18, 2017