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Our parish wants you to be happy, healthy and holy. The experience of Jesus in the soul, mind and body are thus our three priorities.

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Purpose leads to projects; the Experience Jesus Campaign will help us fulfill our new mission through improving our facilities and programs.

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  • Get Shocked! 10 December 2017 | By

    Dear Parishioners,

    I taught recently the 4th graders in school during their religion class about the liturgical season. We spent, of course, a decent amount of time on Advent. Why purple for Advent (and Lent as well)? (My brother-in-law, who is from Minnesota and is a Vikings fan will love this post.)

    Purple, a fusion of red and blue, is an interesting color. Blue symbolizes calm, steadfastness, and stability. Think of a deep blue sky or sea. Red, on the other hand, symbolizes passion, energy, and movement. Think of fire. Purple combines the steadiness of blue and the fervor of red. In Advent we are called to be focused, recollected, and somewhat solemn as we prepare for our Lord's coming into our lives at Christmas. But we are also called to be alert and excited—and for the same reasons.

    The segment from Isaiah (Is 40:1-5, 9-11) in our first reading has this mix of emotions. “Comfort, give comfort to my people,” we hear in the opening line. “Speak tenderly to Jerusalem,” continues the prophet. This is quite blue.

    But it turns red quickly. “A voice cries out...cry out at the top of your voice.”


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We're well on our way and into the second trimester.

Just moving into the area, or looking to transfer? We're always open to inquiries about mid-year enrollment so don't hesitate to call (773.631.2256), visit or email us for more information.

Enrollment for 2018/2019 is open!

We've got many admissions events scheduled that will be especially helpful for families interested in joining us for the first time next year. Mrs. Margie Marshall, our principal, as well as faculty and parents will be your guide for a tour of our campus. Here are some upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday, December 12: 9-10:30am
  • Thursday, January 18: 9-10:30am
  • Catholic Schools Week Open House
    Sunday, January 28
    Family Mass in Church: 11am
    Early Childhood Preview: 11am-12pm
    All Grades: 12-2pm
  • Monday, February 12: 9-10:30am
  • Thursday, February 22: 6:30-7:30pm


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  • Advent Resources

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    The Season of Hope

    If you find yourself looking to recapture the true spirit of the season amid all the glitter, hustle and bustle of the "happy holidays" we have some suggestions that will help center your spirit, including an early gift from us to you, the book Jesus Shock!.

    We're posting daily Advent messages on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram but knowing that not everyone is "social" we've also sourced a free e-book filled with daily Advent meditations and reflections, that you can download.


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