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November 27, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Since late September, many stores here in the Chicago area and throughout the USA have been telling us that Christmas will soon be here. This weekend, the Church begins our journey to the Christmas season. The Advent Season that we celebrate is a reminder to us, in the midst ... Read More »

November 20, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Since late September, many stores here in the Chicago area and throughout the USA have been telling us that Christmas will soon be here. This weekend, the Church begins our journey to the Christmas season. The Advent Season that we celebrate is a reminder to us, in the midst ... Read More »

November 13, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Next weekend, November 19-20, parishes throughout the USA will take up the annual collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, also known as CCHD. The Archdiocese of Chicago played an integral role in the creation of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), ... Read More »

November 6, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Last week, we celebrated the feasts of All Saints and that of All Souls. Those annual feasts of the Church remind us to pray for our relatives and friends who have died. The month of November is dedicated to the Poor Souls and all the faithful departed whom we ... Read More »

October 30, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Ask any child/adult what tomorrow is (October 31) and many will reply.... It's Halloween and "Trick or Treat." It's time for candy, hot dogs, and parties for both kids & adults. It's time for scary tales and movies, of carved pumpkins and varieties of costumes both funny and frightening.

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October 23, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

In 1926 Pope Pius XI, instituted World Mission Sunday for the universal Church. He asked Catholics to pray, learn about the missions and give donations for those working in mission territories as well as all the people they served. His concern was to foster a sense of responsibility in ... Read More »

October 16, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

Throughout the month of October, the Church in the USA asks that we focus our attention on our Baptismal call to promote Respect for all of Life. As I mentioned in the past two weekend bulletins, I encourage each of us to contemplate these words of Pope Francis who ... Read More »

October 9, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

As I mentioned in last weekend's bulletin, during the month of October throughout the Church in the USA, we focus attention on our call to promote Respect for all of Life. As we gather this weekend to celebrate the Eucharist, I encourage each of us to contemplate these words ... Read More »

October 2, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

During the month of October, throughout the Church in the USA, we focus attention on our call to promote Respect for all of Life.

Tuesday, October 4 we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi. Francis showed care and concern for all, especially the poor. He reverenced God’s ... Read More »

September 25, 2022

Posted by Jo Ann Bednar

FEAST OF THE ARCHANGELS

On Thursday, September 29, we celebrate the feast of the Archangels, Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. Angels are mentioned many times throughout the Old and New Testament — from when God revealed the Ten Commandments to Moses and said, “Behold, I send an angel before you ... Read More »