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Gift Cards are here! St Martha's Guild
of the Women's Club will be selling gift
cards again this year. When you buy these gift
cards, SCL receives a percentage of the card
value. Order forms are available in the church
vestibule. Thank you!
Liturgical Ministers Sought
If you are 18 years or older and would like to serve
as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion
(EMC), please contact Amalou Lim at email@example.com. EMCs
usually serve every few weeks at the Mass of their preference and
occasionally on holidays. Training is provided.
If you would like to proclaim Scripture as a Lector please contact
Bill or Carol Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org. Training is provided.
If you would like to be an Altar Server, please contact
coming to the training, watch a short YouTube video here.
Watch it three times. It is less than 15 minutes long
The Book of Life
Throughout the month of November, the Book of Life will be
enshrined in the church. You are invited to inscribe the names of
your deceased loved ones in this book. These dear departed will
be remembered in prayer for the entire month.
In Our Area
St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Wheeling will
host its Rummage Sale on Friday, November 8,
9:00am-8:00pm, Saturday, November 9,
9:00am-4:00pm, and Sunday, November 10,
9:00am to 2:00pm. New and slightly used
clothing, shoes, toys linens, furniture, household
items and more will be for sale. St. Joseph is
located at 185 West Dundee Road. The sale
takes place in Bonner Hall (behind the church).
Fall Arts And Crafts Fair:
Resurrection College Prep High School will host its
27th annual Fall Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday,
November 10, 10:00am-4:00pm. Hand-crafted
items, gifts, seasonal items, housewares, jewelry,
and treats will be for sale. Admission is $5.00 for
persons over 10 years old, $2.00 for senior
citizens. Resurrection is located at 7500 West
Talcott Avenue in Chicago.
Water Safety Presentation:
The Holy Spirit Life Learning Center invites
children and their parents to a Water Safety
program conducted by Goldfish Swim School.
Children will learn practical ways to stay safe in
the water, interact with Bubbles, the Goldfish
School’s mascot, and possibly receive a souvenir
gift bag. The presentation takes place on
Thursday, November 15, 4:30-5:15pm at the
Holy Spirit Life Learning Center at 115 North
Wolf Road in Wheeling. To register, call 847-
On Tuesday, November 13, St. Ann’s
Guild of the SCL Women’s Club will host
Barbara Rinella! Barbara will present the
book, "Mrs. Grant & Madame Jule" which tells of
the friendship of two young girls as well as the
love story of Julia and Ulysses S. Grant and the
strong first lady she became. Barbara will also
preview another former first lady's love story.
Doors to the Rec/Blue Room open at 7:00pm and
Barbara will perform at 7:30pm Refreshments
will be served. Tickets cost $15.00. To reserve
your seat, contact Sue Stockbridge, 847-729-0480
or Cathy Kee, 847-724-0170 or email@example.com.
The active lay ecclesial movement at SCL,
“Cursillo de Cristiandad” or Cursillo is
hosting an event called “Ultreya” to which
everyone is invited. Please join us and find out
what this small Christian community is and what it
does. The Ultreya takes place in the Blue Room
on Friday, November 16 at 7:30pm. The witness
speaker will be parishioner Alina Dellota and
Fr. Maina will be the doctrinal speaker. Light
refreshments will be served. We look forward
to seeing you. For more information about this
Ultreya or about Cursillo, contact Michael LaTona
at 847-971-8431 or the rectory.
St. Vincent De Paul Society
Food Drive: Containers will be in the vestibule
during the weekend of November 17 and 18
to collect donations of non-perishable food for
Catholic Charities in Des Plaines. If you are
unable to bring food that weekend, please
consider making a cash donation to the
St. Vincent's Poor Box in the vestibule. Your
|generosity is always appreciated, but especially
now with the holidays rapidly approaching.
Women's Club Christmas Project
The Little Sisters of the Poor operate the St. Joseph Home
for the Elderly in Palatine, offering the neediest of every
race and creed a home where they will be cared for with dignity
and respect. This year the St. Catherine's Women Club is collecting
items from their humble wish list. You can put donated items in the
box in the vestibule or bring them to the Women's Club Christmas
party at Hackney’s on Lake on December 6. For more information,
call Maurita at 847-682-0490.
Wish List: Non-flavored regular and decaf coffee, (lots of) boxes
of facial tissue, and hand cream; body lotion, shampoo, and body
wash—all for sensitive skin.
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Join Father Maina on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land
January 2-13, 2019. Visit Petra, one of the Seven
Wonders of the World, and the baptismal site. Walk in the foot-
steps of Jesus in the places where He, His parents, and His disciples
lived, worked and served. Touch and venerate the places where
was conceived and born, where he bled, died, and rose again.
Listen to guided scripture meditations in the places that set the
scenes of those biblical readings. Stand in the places where miracles
happened and where people still pray for them. Sail on the Sea of
Galilee and swim in the mineral-laden Dead Sea. Travel through
the desert of Jericho and pray in the Garden of Gethsemane. Carry
the cross with other pilgrims along the Via Dolorosa. Meet other
Christians on a journey of faith and build new friendships. Eat local
fare and shop for gifts, such as olive wood and mother of pearl,
handmade by Arab Christian artisans. The cost is $3,339 per
person, based on double occupancy. Register before August 20 to
qualify for the Early Booking savings! For questions, contact
Corporate Travel Service at 866-468-1420.
Memorial Bricks for the "Choose Life" Grotto
Commemorative bricks in the Choose Life grotto, just
north of the church, are available to commemorate
important people or times in our lives. Some reasons to order a
brick include memorializing a friend or relative, a wedding or
anniversary, a graduation, or in thanksgiving for blessings. Order
forms are available from the rack in the vestibule or the rectory.
Size and price information are on the order form.
WINGS provides a pathway to
independence for adults and
children who are escaping from domestic violence
and abuse. One service they provide is temporary
housing for those who have escaped their violent
homes. WINGS has some critical needs right now,
especially medicine due to so many people within
the shared living space getting sick. Please donate
the following items to the designated basket in
the church vestibule.
- Cough medicine for children
- Cough medicine for adults
- Children’s pain reliever
- Cough drops
- Heartburn medicine
- Lysol spray
- Air freshener spray
- Baby wipes
- Baby bottles
Help Fill Mary's Closet
Donate clean, gently used men’s and
women’s designer apparel, fine
jewelry, shoes, and handbags to Encore. Encore is
a designer resale event for Catholic Charities
Mary’s Closet program which offers professional
attire and job readiness consultation to men and
women who are seeking employment or beginning
new jobs. Please mark all donations “ENCORE”
and drop them off at Catholic Charities ,1717
Rand Road, Des Plaines or 721 North LaSalle
Street, Chicago. You can also leave them at
Relevant Radio, 145 South Northwest Highway,
Park Ridge or St. Francis Xavier Parish, 524 9th
Street, Wilmette. For more information or pick-up
service, visit www.catholiccharities.net/maryscloset
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of SCL’s Weekly prayer Devotions
Join us in special experiences
of prayer during Monday Night Holy Hour at 7:00pm in Holy
Family Chapel, as well as the Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual
Help on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month and the
prayer meeting of the Grupo Da Immaculada on the last Sunday of
each month at 2:00pm in the church.
Ministry to Those Who are Sick or Homebound
Care for parishioners who are sick is important to us. Please let us
know what spiritual care is needed when by calling the rectory at
847-729-1414, option 3. In cases of hospitalization, tell the hospital
staff the religious affiliation and parish of the patient. Finally, contact
the hospital’s Pastoral Care Office at any time during a hospital stay.
To request that Communion be brought to someone’s home, please call
the rectory at 847-729-1414.
The Women's Center
Women who think they are pregnant and are
in difficult situations come to the Women’s Center
for help, an ultrasound and counseling. In 33
years of service they have saved over 39,000
women and their babies from abortion.
- Lobby receptionist on Monday afternoons
- People with open availability to learn greeting and reception roles
- People conversational in Spanish and English
- Individuals and groups to clean, tag, and box bottles for their Spare Change Campaigns.
For more info on these volunteer roles, call 773-794-1313.
- 4 infant car seat/carriers (less than 7 years old)
- 5 large car seats (less than 7 years old) for 20 to 40 lb.
- 4 umbrella strollers
- 2 double strollers
- 6 high chairs
- 3 toddler beds
- 4 walkers
- 4 dressers
- Baby Food (no out-of-date please)
- Diapers in sizes 5 and 6
- Girl's summer clothes in sizes 2 and 5
- Boy's clothes in sizes 7 and 8
- Women's hygene products
The families who receive these items are grateful
for your generosity. For drop off address or schedule pick-up, call 773-794-1313.
ESL and Citizen Instructors Needed
Talented individuals are needed to assist enthusiastic
adult students on the path to learning English and to becoming
citizens. ESL Instructors are not required to know a foreign
language. Citizenship instructors help students familiarize themselves
with U.S. history and civics while improving their English skills and
conversational confidence in order to pass the U.S. Citizenship Exam.
Volunteers teach on Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm during the school year
at St. Catherine Labouré School. New instructors will receive free
training and observe a class prior to starting. After training, you’ll
have the knowledge and resources of the dedicated staff at
St. Joseph Services to assist you in becoming an effective instructor.
If you are interested or have questions, contact James Escortt at
773-278-0484 or email@example.com
Become a SPRED Catechist
SPRED (SPecial REligious Development) is a small community of adults who share their experiences of
faith with each other and with friends who have cognitive and emotional
disabilities. The SPRED Community at SCL needs two new catechists. If
you’re looking for a new volunteer opportunity in this new year, please
consider becoming a SPRED catechist. We meet on Thursdays from 6:00 to
9:00PM. It will be an experience
you’ll cherish with people who will cherish you! If you’re even a little
bit interested, please contact Madelynn at 847-724-6338 or
Coming to a Parish Near You
Our neighboring parish,
St. Isaac Jogues shows free movies on the second Friday of each month at
7:00pm. The films are either religious in nature or ones that help lift
the human spirit. Admission, popcorn and soda are all free.
"Invest in Kids" Tax Credit Scholarships
Through the “Invest in Kids Act,” Illinois children from low-
income households who want to attend private schools will
have access to new scholarships. The scholarships offered through
this program could cover up to 100 percent of tuition and eligible
fees for next school year. Below is more information about how to
apply and details on eligibility requirements. To learn more, visit archchicago.org/tcs or contact the
Archdiocese at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 312-534-5321.
Mercy Home Mentoring
The Friends First Program
of Mercy Home for Boys and Girls is a one-on-one mentoring
program for youth ages 9-17 in the Chicago area. The purpose of
the program is to engage young people in fun, meaningful activities
that promote healthy personal and social development. To learn
more about becoming a mentor, call the Friends First Program at
312-738-9560 or visit mercyhome.org/mentor.
You Are Invited!
"Do you play an instrument
or like to sing? The contemporary ensemble is looking for "a few good
men/women" to join us in leading the congregation in song on Sunday
mornings at 11:00am. We rehearse at 7:00pm on Wednesday evenings in the
church. For additional information, please contact Julie Ratschan at
847-498-30 64, or meet with us at the front of church after the 11:00am
Liturgy on Sunday.