E-Bulletin - March 11, 2019
We hope you are adjusting to the end of Daylight Saving Time and the start of Lent without any hiccups! It is good to see the days getting longer and a little more sunshine coming into our daily lives. Now we just need the temperature to warm up a bit!
Here are a few important notices from the parish for the week ahead.
Lenten Theme: Mercy for All
This week in our parish Lenten journey we focus on One Heart Uganda. Given the needs and concerns facing our sister parish and the ministries led by Fr. Matthias KaKooza in Uganda, we have something of which to be mindful. When we fast this Lent, we can save the resources from our fasting and offer them those in need, such as One Heart Ugnada. Learn more about One Heart Uganda and this week's intention for Mercy for all.
Stations of the Cross
Looking for a way to connect more deeply in prayer this Lent? Join us for the Stations of the Cross on Friday evenings at 6:30pm in the Church. This prayerful devotion brings on the journey that Christ took to show us how to love perfectly, even to the end.
Our annual Lenten Parish Mission will be on
Friday, April 5, Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7,2019
at 6:30pm. As the annual premiere faith formation event in our parish for all ages, we ask that every parishioner make at least one, if not all three nights of the parish mission. For more details about the mission,
A special 'thank you' to everyone who came out for the Listening Session on Clerical Sexual Abuse this past Thursday night. There were many important observations and concerns brought fourth. These concerns are being compiled and will be sent to our local bishop in the coming week as well as published on our parish website. If you have any additional comments that you would like us to forward, please send them to
We were reminded during the session to continue sharing information on the steps to take if you or someone you know has been abused by clergy, staff, or volunteers of any Catholic Church (or any organization). First and foremost, call the police to make a report. If a child is involved, call the Department of Child and Family Services Abuse Hotline at 800-25-ABUSE (800-252-2873). After civic authorities have been addressed, please contact the victim support of the
Archdiocese of Chicago at the Office of the Protection of Children and Youth
Thank you for helping us keep children safe and eradicate abuse from the Church and our larger community.
For your convenience, we've included a copy of yesterday's bulletin. Have a great week!
on Monday, March 11 at 2:00PM