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.

Covid-19 Guidelines:

  • 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
  • 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. Until further notice year long scheduling will be pending.
  • 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

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

The Holy Season of Lent

Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Saturday, April 1 ~ Mass at 5:00pm
Sunday, April 2 ~ Masses at 9:00 and 11:00am
Misa en español el domingo a las 5:00pm
Palms will be blessed and distributed at each Mass. Palms will also be available to pick up at the rectory during the week and, upon request, can be delivered to those who are homebound.

Holy Thursday, April 6:
Morning prayer at 8:00am
Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7:00pm.
Following the Mass, SCL will sponsor a pilgrimage to seven churches in the Chicagoland area. See the left column of this page for details.

Good Friday, April 7:
Morning prayer at 8:00am
Via Cruces Viviente a 12:00noon
Stations of the Cross at 2:30pm
Passion of the Lord at 3:00pm.

Holy Saturday, April 16:
Morning prayer at 8:00am
Blessing of Easter Baskets at 12:00noon
Mass of the Easter Vigil in the Holy Night at 7:00pm

Easter Sunday, April 17:
Masses at 7:00, 9:00 and 11:00am
Misa en español el domingo de resurrección a las 1:00pm

Fasting & Abstinence:
Adults who are 18-59 years old and in good health are to fast and abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Fasting consists of eating one full meal and two smaller meals that don’t add up to a single full meal. All Catholics who are 14 years and older are to abstain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday and all Fridays in Lent.

Lenten Reflection Books:
Reflect daily on the Scripture readings and other traditions of Lent using the booklets that are available in the church vestibule.

Learn about our disadvantaged brothers and sisters around the world and give alms to improve their lives with Catholic Relief Services Operation Rice Bowl. Pick up a calendar of reflections, recipes and activities along with a box in which to put your donations and return the box with your donations on March 11, 12, 18, or 19. You can also donate using text-to-give by texting “ricebowl” to 847-262-4981.

Soup and Stations of the Cross:
Join fellow parishioners each Friday in Lent for a communal meal and time-honored prayer ritual. Soup and bread are served at 6:30pm in the lunch room; Stations of the Cross are prayed in church at 7:30pm. This Friday, February 24, Ministerio Hispano will provide soup and the Rosary Group will lead the Stations.

Sacrament of Reconciliation:
Join parishioners in our grouping at St. Norbert on Wednesday, March 22 at 7:00pm for a communal celebration of God’s mercy and forgiveness. Several priests will be available to hear individual confessions as well.

Parish Mission:
The Catholic Community of Northbrook invites you to participate in “Putting Our Faith into Action” on Monday evenings from 7:00 to 8:00pm.

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