Letters From A Pastor to His People - September 16, 2018
The cross is the theme this week.Last Friday the Church celebrated the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.This Sunday, the 24th in Ordinary Time, Jesus says, "Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me" (Mk 8:34).The first reading from Isaiah 50 we also read on Palm Sunday and later this week on Thursday we will celebrate the feast day of the martyrs Andrew Kim Tae-gon and Paul Chong Ha-sang.A word or two on these Korean saints, as their stories are inspiring and exemplify the Gospel.
3Cs in Christ - Coffee, Conversation and Contemplation
Pat McCaskeyvice president and co-owner of the Chicago Bears will be the featured speaker for ourdiscussion onSunday, October 7from3:30-4:30 pmin the Church. An active member of his own parish, Pat will focus on his five books about faith and sports. He's an excellent and entertaining speaker so mark your calendars, sports fans, and watch for more information to come soon.
Our next speaker isDr. Melanie BarretttheChairperson and Professor in the Department of Moral Theology at the University of St Mary of the Lake and Mundelein Seminary. Please join us onSunday November 4th from 3:30-4:30 pmfor a discussion on Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete Et Exsultate.
All are welcome to this free event andthe 5:00 pm mass immediately following.
If you've ever been interested in a more in-depth exploration of the Bible and its relevancy to us as faithful followers of Christ, please join us onMondays 6:30pmin the Parish Center starting September 24.This session we are exploringWomen in the Old Testament.All are welcome.
Come join fellow Eucharistic Ministers from Mary, Seat of Wisdom, Our Lady of Hope, Our Lady of Ransom, St. Juliana, and St. Paul of the Cross parishes for a morning of reflection and renewal onSaturday, October 27 from 9:00am-12:30pm. The retreat will start with a Celebration of the Eucharist and feature a reflection on the Eucharist from Fr. James Wallace, Pastor at St Juliana Parish. The retreat will be held at the Clark Ministry Center located at 1335 S. Clifton Ave. Park Ridge, IL 60068. Please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org by October 6.
Tots & Company beginsSeptember 28, 2018.Tots & Company Tots (age 0-3) and their caregivers are invited to join us for a little playtime and adult conversation, every Friday morning from 8:15-10am, when school is in session. All are welcome: moms, dads, grandparents and nannies, parishioners or not. Bring a friend! Questions? Contact us at 773.631.2256 or email@example.com.
Our first meeting of the school year isTHIS MONDAY, 9/17, a week later than normal, to line up with theBearsMonday Night Football gameagainst the Seattle Seahawks. Our event starts at7:00pmin the school hall.There will be pizza! Next month, well return to our normal schedule, the second Monday of every month. Our October meeting is on 10/8.
Opportunities to Serve.After all Masses the weekend ofSeptember 15 and 16, our team will be distributing lunch bags and menus in the back of church for Uncle Petes Sack Lunches to feed the hungry in our city. Please drop off filled bags in the parking lot onTuesday September 18th from 6:00-845am.
Come Join Us.The Missionary Spirit Team meets monthly at 7pm in the Parish Center. Our next meeting is September 25 at 7pm. Please consider joining us at this meeting to discern if this faithful, flexible and fun ministry might be YOUR opportunity to volunteer, serve and give back. All are welcome!
Looking ahead.Tuesday October 16 Uncle Petes Sack Lunch Collection. Coming in November Feed Our Starving Children. Stay tuned to sign up.
Please Help Feed Our Priests and Seminarians Monday Rectory Meal Rotation. Please help feed our priests on Monday evenings. Volunteer cooks can select a date, enter (and edit) the meal you are planning to make, and even opt-in to receive email reminder notifications. And if you have trouble dropping the meal off at the rectory, please call the parish office and we will arrange to have the meal picked up. Thank You!
Saturday 9/15 6:00pmSt. Juliana Emerald City Gala Monday 9/17
2:55pm Jr Trojans Basketball Clinic
5:00pm Basketball @ St. Barts
6:30pm Holy Hour
7:00pm Men's Club
7:30pm Boy Scout Meeting Tuesday 9/18
6:00am-8:45am Uncle Pete's Sack Lunch Pick Up
7:00pm Baptismal Prep Wednesday 9/19
5:00pm Basketball @ St. Edwards
6:45pm Religious Education Begins
7:00pm Athletic Association Meeting Thursday 9/20
3:45pm Cross Country Wolf Invitational at Bunker Hill
5:00pm Basketball @ QAS
7:30pm Mother's Club Meeting
9:00pmQueen of Hearts RaffleDrawingat Firewater Saloon Friday 9/21
No School - Teacher Institute Day
9:00am Cancer Initiative Meeting
4:30pm Bingo Saturday 9/22
10:30am Homecoming Prayer Service then Parade to Brooks Park
Save These Dates 9/24Catholic Identity Assembly 9/27Queen of Hearts Raffle Drawingat Firewater Saloon 9/28Tots and Company 9/29Shredding Event 10/04Queen of Hearts Raffle Drawingat Firewater Saloon 10/05First Friday Adoration 10/05Regina and St. Pat's Shadow Days 10/05-10/07Girl Scouts Camping Trip 10/073Cs with Pat McCaskey 10/08NO SCHOOL Columbus Day 10/11Queen of Hearts Raffle Drawingat Firewater Saloon 10/16-10/19Scholastic Book Fair 10/18Queen of Hearts Raffle Drawingat Firewater Saloon 10/18-19Parent/Teacher Conferences 10/19GrandparentsDay