We now have 4 Weekend Masses Scheduled at Saint Catherine Laboure along with Parking Lot Service on 87.9 FM
- 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.
- You will need to sign up before you come to Mass. Here is the link:
- The services are limited to 100 people. At this time, we cannot accommodate all parishioners at all the Masses. Please be patient as we are learn how to best handle saftey for larger parishioner attendance.
- We will be following all the previous guidelines: hand sanitizer, social distancing, masks.
- We need about 6 volunteers for each of the services. Please consider to be one. You can sign up to be a volunteer with the same signup genius.
- Because the number of people is still limited in Church, we will continue with the radio broadcast on
weekend Masses in the parking lot. Tune in to 87.9 FM to hear Mass from the saftey of your car. Update: Holy communion will now be available
after Mass by driving in front of the School (entrance on Thornwood) to receive communion in the hand.
We recognize the desire of many to attend Mass and receive Holy Communion.
Because the number of people is still limited in Church, we will radio broadcast
weekend Massed in the parking lot on 87.9 FM.
If you couldn't sign up to attend Mass in Church; you don't feel comfortable coming into the Church
because of the number of people; have pre-existing conditions and can't
be exposed to more people; Don't know which Mass you want to attend;
or any other valid reason. You can attend Mass in the parking lot.
Find a parking space anywhere in the parking lot; social distancing still needs to be maintain
even in the parking lot. If there is people in the car right next
to you you have to maintain your windows up the whole time,
otherwise you can move to a spot next to an empty car or empty parking space.
Tune to 87.9 FM in your car stereo. You will be able to hear the whole Mass. Mass time still
applies in the parking lot, so be on time.
After Mass is over, those who were part of the Mass will be able to receive communion.
Please drive in orderly fashion to the front entrance of the
church building. Communion will be given to people without
leaving their cars, you will receive communion on the hand reverently.
The prefer exit for other drivers will be Longmeadow Dr. in the south side of the parking lot.
Please be careful as you leave the parish, remember you just received Jesus.
Masses will be 5:00pm on Saturday evening and on Sunday morning, 9:00 and 11:00am with a Sunday 5:00pm evening mass in Spanish. We'll see you there.
We have regular hours at the parish office now. Please wear a mask if you need to come.
State guidance for reopening churches. That guidance can be found at
Below are the Parish office personnel email addresses:
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To support the SCL parish offertory, the Coronavirus Emergency Fund or both as your means allow - click here.
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
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’
The easiest way to be reminded at each of the 5 hours is to setup the alarm feature on your phone.
Cardinal Cupich message on April 7th, 2020