Rules are necessary but they can also be a form of clutter. Jesus did a clean sweep of the Torah, distilling its 600-plus laws down to just two. Do you know those two rules? #FrJames provides some cleanliness and clarity in his letter this week.
Wednesday, November 1 is a holy day of obligation in our tradition, a time when we honor "all the saints, known and unknown." Masses will be in church at 7 and 8:30am, and 7pm.
Students from SJS will be in attendance at 8:30am and Religious Ed at 7pm. Parents, please join us!
Mass of Remembrance
On Thursday, November 2 we'll observe All Souls Day with a community Mass of Remembrance at 7pm in church. All are welcome to honor the memory of those who departed our earthly world during the past 12 months and you're welcome to bring a photo or memento to place on the rail during Mass. There will be a book in the back of church into which you may enter the names of loved ones who have passed away.
First Friday Adoration
Beginning November 3, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will be offered in church from 9am to 9pm on the first Friday of every month. Please stop in to pray, or sign up for a time slot if you're able so that Our Lord is never alone. The reservation book is in the lobby of the Ministry Center.
Mum's the Final Word
Our Boy Scout troop will be planting donated bulbs and hardy mums on the evening of Monday, October 30. There's still time to donate—the bulb collection boxes are in church and the parish office, and mums may be brought to the parish office between today and Monday. Thank you for contributing to this project to enhance the appearance of our campus, and thanks to the Scouts and their green thumbs!
Sunday 10/29: Trunk or Treat · 2-4pm
Tuesday 10/31: Happy Halloween! (No Theology Talk)
Friday, 11/3: SJS No School (No Tots & Co.)
Sunday 11/5: Family Liturgy · 9:30am
Monday 11/6: Heartbreak to Healing · 10am
Tuesday 11/7: Theology Talk on Mary · 7pm
Sit & Knit · 9:30am
Friendship Club · 1pm
SJS Open House · 6:30pm
Friday 11/10: Tots & Company · 8:15am
Friday 11/17: 77th Anniversary Bingo Bash
Check the calendar or bulletin for more information, or call the parish office at 773.631.4127.
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