E-Bulletin - March 25, 2019
Welcome to meteorological Spring and welcome back everyone who was away for Spring Break! Now we just need mother nature to catch up with the calendar!
Whether or not the weather decides to cooperate, Easter is coming! With just a few more weeks to go, the celebration of Holy Week is a definite high point for our parish community. Be sure to check out or published list of sacred activities during Holy Week at the bottom of this email.
(Did you know we had a blessing of Easter baskets?)
Here are a few important notices from the parish for the week ahead.
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,
and please watch the video below from our presenters who share with us their hopes for the Parish Mission.
Mercy For All: Local Food Services
During Lent, our parish theme is "Mercy for All: Pray - Fast - Give." We invite all parishioners to know more fully about the efforts we make as a community to help those living on the margins in the world, the nation, our community, and in our local community.
This weekend, Deacon Mark wrote about the efforts that take place in the Food Pantry of Saint Mary of the Lake and the Soup Kitchen of St. Thomas of Canterbury. We ask you to pray about the services they provide, to fast during Lent, and to give during the Holy Thursday appeal so that we can support these institutions. To learn more about what they do,
Saint Andrew Parish will hold its second Lenten Fish Fry on
Friday, April 12, 2019
from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Join us for one of the best Fish Frys in the city and meet up with all your friends (or make some new ones
The event is BYOB. To find out more and to order your meal in advance,
This past week we posted something on
that we hope you saw. We published a new page on our website at
. In the future we will regularly post meeting notes from our various parish committees on this webpage so that everyone can be aware of any current conversations concerning the parish.
We recently posted the notes that were taken from the attendees of the Listening Session on Clerical Sexual Abuse held on Thursday, March 7, 2019 in our auditorium. We'd encourage you to read the notes.
If you have additional comments or concerns that should be brought to the attention of the staff or to Bishop Bartosic, please send us a note at
As always, if you know of anyone or you yourself have experienced sexual misconduct by any cleric, employee, or volunteer associated with the Church or any other organization. We ask that you call civil authorities immediately by dialing 911 or call the Cook County States Attorney at 312-603-8600.
For your convenience, we've included a copy of yesterday's bulletin. Have a great week!
on Monday, March 25 at 2:00PM