Greetings in the name of the Lord and our Savior Jesus Christ. It is a pleasure to welcome you to the community of St. Catherine Labouré Parish. God gives us many gifts to bless our lives and new friends are truly one of the most wonderful gifts.

Holiday Information

See Special Events below for the Christmas Mass schedule.

New Phase 5 Guidelines from the Archdiocese:

  • We will maintain the mass schedule that is currently in effect at 100% capacity.
    The schedule for the 4 weekend Masses are as follows:
    5:00 pm on Saturday night and 9:00am, 11:00am on Sunday Morning with a 5:00pm evening mass in Spanish.
  • Confessions will resume on Saturday at 4pm until 4:45pm
  • We will not longer require people to use sign up genius to attend any masses at SCL
    Masks and physical distancing are not required for vaccinated persons
    People who have not been vaccinated should wear masks and should practice social distancing which is 6 ft minimum, but this is on the honor system – we will not be asking for verification.
  • Hand sanitizing is not required upon entry into church or when coming up for Communion. But sanitizing stations will remain in the church for usage
  • Worshipers can use any doors to exit the Church.
  • Collection will be taken in the back vestibule of the church. You can drop your envelope off as you enter or leave Church through the vestibule.
    Text to give option: 847-262-4981 text the word SUNDAY to give for Sunday Collections
  • Room reservations will be taken once again for the months of July and August. Until further notice year long scheduling will be pending.
  • Update as of July 10th: We will continue with the radio broadcast on Saturday at the 5pm weekend Mass only in the parking lot. There will be no radio broacast on the Sunday Masses. Tune in to 87.9 FM to hear the Saturday 5pm Mass from the saftey of your car. Holy communion will be available only after the Saturday 5pm Mass by driving in front of the School (entrance on Thornwood) to receive communion in the hand.
  • Daily livestream Masses will continue on weekdays at 8am and Saturday at 5pm only. There will be no live streaming of Sunday Masses
  • To watch online, join Flocknote by texting JOINSCL to 84576 or by going to SCL3535.flocknote.com

We look forward to seeing you again in person at Mass! Please call (847)729-1414 or email secretary@stcatherinelaboure.com the parish office with any questions.

Below are the Parish office personnel email addresses:

To watch Catholic Mass at home, click on one of the following sources:

Other online Catholic Mass sources

To Gain a Plenary Indulgence:

The Holy See, on the Solemnity of St. Joseph, under the Apostolic Penitentiary grants a special Plenary Indulgence during this time to all those suffering from the Coronavirus, including all health care workers, all family members and even all those praying for them through a spirit detached from any sin, offering this trial in a spirit of faith in God and charity toward their brothers and sisters, they can unite spiritually, through the media, to the celebration of Holy Mass, recitation of the Holy Rosary, the pious practice of the Way of the Cross, Eucharistic Adoration, the recitation of the Divine Mercy Chaplet or other forms of devotion imploring Almighty God to an end of this epidemic, provide relief to those afflicted and Eternal Salvation to those whom God has called home to Himself.
Click here to read the full Decree of the Apostolic Penitentiary

To make a daily Holy Hour view EWTN's live Eucharistic Adoration from 8 AM TO 5 PM CT
For live, 24 Hour Adoration from Tyburn Convent in the UK -click here
For live, 24 Hour Adoration from Poland -click here

Mass Schedule

Update: See the above schedule for Mass reopening

Daily (Except Wednesday): 8:00am
Wednesday with School Children: 8:15am
Saturday: 8:00am, 5:00pm
Sunday: 9:00am, 11:00am & 5pm in Spanish
Sunday Spanish Mass: 5:00pm
Holy Day:  (Holy Day of Obligation) 6:30am, 9:00am, 7:00pm
Sacrament of Reconciliation: 
(Will continue)
Saturday 4-4:45pm or
by Appointment. To schedule by email:
Eucharistic Adoration

The adoration Chapel is now open.

Special Events

Christmas Mass Schedule

Christmas Eve:
4:00pm (This Mass will be streamed online and communion will be available in the parking lot)
6:00pm, 8:00pm and 10:00pm
Christmas Day:
Masses at 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am & 1:00pm(Español)
Solemnity of Mary, The Holy Mother of God (Holy Day of Obligation):
Masses on Friday, December 31st, 5:00pm and on Saturday, January 1st, 9:00am

Advent Devotions and Events

Advent is observed in many Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparing to celebrate the nativity of Jesus at Christmas. Here at SCL, you are welcome to participate in these customs and devotions while we wait:
Immaculate Conception (Holy Day of Obligation): Tuesday, December 7th Vigil Mass 7:00pm
Wednesday, December 8th Masses 9:00am & 7:00pm
Light the Advent Wreath: If you would like to light our Advent wreath yourself or with family or friends, please sign up for the date and Mass time you’d like in the sign-up book in the vestibule. Reflect: Booklets with daily reflections on Advent are available in the church vestibule at no charge.
Honor Our Lady of Guadalupe: Honor Our Lady of Guadalupe: Our Hispanic Community invites all to celebrate this patroness of Mexico on Sunday, December 12. Participants will pray the rosary at 4:30pm and attend Mass in Spanish at 5:00pm.
Seek Reconciliation: On Tuesday, December 21, at 7:00pm, experience God’s loving forgiveness and mercy in a brief communal reconciliation service with the option to confess individually.
Celebrate Simbang Gabi: This is a Filipino tradition dating back 1565 when the first feast of “nativity” was celebrated there. Share faith and culture with our Filipino parishioners at Mass on Friday, December 17 at 7:00pm.

Liturgical Ministries

Our worship will be richer if you join us in one or more of these liturgical ministries:
Eucharistic Minister: Contact Amalou Lim at amalou8@yahoo.com.
Lector: Contact Bill or Carol Cook at carolcook05@comcast.net.
Usher: Contact Tommy Fitzgibbon at tfitzgib@aol.com.
Altar Server: For students ages 9-17, contact Jessie Kunnel at SCLservers@yahoo.com.

You can also reach any of the above people through Flocknote.

Mass for the Homebound

Mass for Those Who Are Homebound
Heart of the Nation Sunday TV Mass brings spiritual comfort and the blessings of joy-filled hope in our Risen Savior. Please let people know they can tune in to Catholic Mass on WJYS, Channel 62 at 10:00am, on WCUU, Channel 26.2 at 6:30am, or online at this link: Heart of the Nation

Special Note For Our Health

With the spreading of COVID 19, the latest CoronaVirus, the Archdiocese of Chicago strongly advises us to take precautions to avoid getting or spreading this disease.

What SCL will do for those attending Mass:

  • All priests, deacons, altar servers and ministers of Holy Communion will wash their hands before Mass begins and use hand sanitizer before and after distributing Holy Communion.
  • All ciboria, once purified, will be washed with soap and hot water after each use.
  • The sharing of Holy Communion via the cup is temporarily discontinued.
  • All holy water fonts will be empty for a while.

What you can do at Mass:

  • Refrain from holding hands during the Lord’s Prayer
  • Refrain from physical contact during the Sign of Peace; instead, wave or nod and smile
  • Receive Holy Communion reverently in open hands (rather than on the tongue)
  • If you are sick or are experiencing symptoms of sickness, you are not obliged to attend Mass, and out of consideration of others, you ought not to attend. See our online Mass link above or check local television listings for televised Masses.
We pray that no one else becomes sick with COVID 19, that those who are sick recover fully and quickly, and that the new vaccine is safe and effective. In the meantime, let us all take care of ourselves and be considerate of our fellow parishioners when we come together.

The Archdiocese of Chicago is asking all Catholics to unite in prayer during the Coronavirus pandemic at five times per day. The prayers are listed below:

  • 9 a.m. - Prayer for those infected with the virus and all who are ill Lord, place your healing hand on those who suffer illness. Bring them to full health and ease their anxious hearts. May our prayer and the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary encourage them that they are not alone. We ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN
  • 12 p.m. - Prayer for health care workers and those attending to the sick Lord, we are ennobled by those who put their lives at risk in caring for the sick. Keep them safe and embolden them when they are weary. We ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN
  • 3 p.m. - Prayer for first responders and essential workers Lord, we pray for those who run to danger to keep us safe and those who serve the common good. Embrace them with your mantle of protection and comfort the fears of their families. We ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN
  • 6 p.m. - Prayer for people of every nation and their leaders Lord, the pandemic opens our eyes to see each other as brothers and sisters in one human family. We pray for people of every nation and their leaders, asking that they be inspired to seek the good of all and quell the voices of division. We ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN
  • 9 p.m. - Prayer for those who have died today Lord, we grieve the passing of our sisters and brothers who have died this day. We commend them to your tender mercy, confident that nothing, not even death, will separate us from your love. We ask this in Jesus’ Name. AMEN

The easiest way to be reminded at each of the 5 hours is to setup the alarm feature on your phone.

Here are two prayers to Our Blessed Mother in our time of need

Catherine Labouré Mission Statement
The Catholic community of St. Catherine Labouré, prompted by the Holy Spirit, encourages its members to love God, self and neighbor. Nourished through the sacraments, liturgy and prayer, we want to deepen our relationship with God by sharing our faith as a gifted people. We strive to grow spiritually, intellectually and socially. Committed to Jesus Christ and the Church, we embrace a vision of service to our parish and the world community