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“Cursillo” is a Spanish word which means “short course”
and it is the name of a Catholic Lay Ecclesial Movement.
The full name of this movement is “Cursillo de Cristiandad” or “short
course in Christianity.” SCL has an active Cursillo Community and
there is another event happening soon, a gathering called Ultreya
(meaning “onward”) to which everyone is invited. Please join our
Ultreya in the Blue Room on Friday, February 16 at 7:00pm. Light
refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you. For
more information, about either this Ultreya or Cursillo, contact
Michael LaTona at 847-9710-8431 or the Rectory 847-729-1414.
Dealing With Conflict
Conflict can cause depression, anger and
feelings of helplessness. Come to the Holy
Spirit Life Learning Center for two free talks on
dealing with conflict using our faith principles to
help us love as God desires. These will be
presented by Patricia Rotchford, J.D., Certified
Mediator. On Saturday, February 10, hear about
conflict identification and on Saturday, February
17, discuss conflict resolution. Both sessions take
place from 10:00am to noon. To register, please
call 847-947-8947 or visit us at 115 North Wolf
Road in Wheeling. Child care will be available.
Rosary Vigil for the Unborn
By praying with the Helpers of God’s
Precious Infants, you can intercede to save our
unborn brothers and sisters at the American
Women’s Medical Center abortion clinic, 110
South River Road in Des Plaines. Join the Rosary
Vigil on Saturday, February 17, 9:30 to 10:30am
at the above location. Through the Helpers’ prayers
and presence, many abortion-bound mothers’ hearts
have been changed, and their babies saved from
death. For more information call Russell Lundsgaard
SPRED Family Mass
Please join the SPecial REligious Development (SPRED)
community for Mass on Saturday, February 24 at 5:00pm.
For the benefit of our Friends with cognitive and emotional
disabilities, as well as to enhance the prayer experience for all,
this Mass will include special distinctions: Our Friends taking part
in the entrance procession, two Scripture readings instead of three,
Catechists performing sacred movements to accompany the
Scripture readings, a praise circle and prayerful gestures for the
psalm response, a different type of homily, a special Presentation
of the Gifts, and a Eucharistic Prayer that’s not in the Missal. Please
come and pray with us next Saturday evening!
Parish Lenten Mission
Fr. Richard Simon, of Relevant Radio’s Father Simon Says,
will present our Lenten Mission on Sunday, February 25
at 7:30pm and Monday, February 26 at 7:00pm. His topic is
“Repentance: It’s Not What You Think!” Come join us as Lent gets
underway and hear Fr. Simon tell us what it means to “Repent! And
believe the gospel!” Refreshments will be served. For more
information, call 847-729-1414.
Tour the Seminary
The seminarians assigned to St. Catherine Laboure,
Deacon Wilberto Piczon, Theo McManigal and Matt
Ockinga, invite you to visit St. Mary of the Lake Seminary in
Mundelein on Saturday morning, April 14. The informational tour
will start after morning Mass in the Blue Room of SCL school with
coffee, donuts and a brief video about the seminary. Participants
will depart for the seminary around 9:15am and the tour will
conclude after lunch at about 1:00pm. The cost will be $10 per
person to cover the lunch. If interested, please sign up no later than
March 11 on the registration sheet in the church vestibule or contact
the rectory at 847-729-1414 or SCL3535@comcast.com.
Mid-life Singles (mid-30s to 50s), are
you looking for a renewed sense of
purpose & belonging? Then register today for
a life-changing REFLECT weekend retreat on
March 2-4 at the Cardinal Stritch Retreat House
in Mundelein. Take a chance and get involved...
you won't regret it! The cost is $215 for meals
and a room. For more details, call 630-222-8303,
visit ReflectRetreat.com or e-mail
Sunday Speaker Series
Please come to learn about “The Family as the School
of Justice,” a presentation and discussion with Fr. Paul
Mankowski, SJ, Scholar in Residence at the Lumen Christi Institute,
University of Chicago. Learn how the foundation of peace is the
truth Christ teaches about marriage, family, and justice. Come and
bring a friend on Sunday March 4 from noon to 1:30pm in the Blue
Room. Refreshments will be served. There is no charge to attend
though free-will offerings are gratefully accepted. For more
information, call 847-826-4704.
Talks on Life
The St. James Respect Life Ministry is hosting nationally known
bioethicist, Fr. Tad Pacholczyk, the Director of Education for the
National Catholic Bioethics Center, in the Parish Center on Sunday,
March 18, 2:00 to 4:00pm. Fr. Pacholczyk will give two talks, the
first on “The Gift of Human Life: Begotten Not Made” and the
second on “Ethical Decision Making in Sickness and End of Life
Situations.” There is no cost to attend; free will offerings will be
gratefully accepted. St. James is located at 820 Arlington Heights
Road in Arlington Heights. For more information, contact Marybeth
or Mike with questions at 847-392-5506 or email@example.com.
An Easter Season Pilgrimage
Make a 13-Day pilgrimage to the Holy Land and
Germany. See Tiberias, Mt. Carmel, the Sea of
Galilee, Bethlehem, the Dead Sea, Jerusalem, Munich, Oberammergau,
and Wies. The trip takes place April 9-21. The cost is $3,890.00
per person which includes round-trip air transportation from Chicago,
first-class hotels (double occupancy), daily sightseeing, daily Mass,
breakfast and dinner each day, inside cabins, airport taxes, fuel
surcharges (which are subject to change, and tips To guides, drivers,
and hotel staffs. The Spiritual Director for this pilgrimage is
Fr. Hernan Cuevas Contreras. For more information, contact
St. Athanasius Parish at 847-328-1430.
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.
Baby Gear Needed: 5 infant car seat/carriers,
also 6 large car seats (less than 7 years old) for
20 to 40 lb. children, 6 walkers, 4 high chairs,
3 double strollers, 2 fixed side cribs, 3 dressers,
2 toddler swings, baby carriers, potty chairs,
baby bottles and baby formula, large and
extra-large maternity clothes and diapers in
sizes 5 and 6.
The families who receive these items are grateful
for your generosity.
Heinen's Helps SCL
Please sign up for Heinen's Tasteful Rewards: Teaming
up for Education Program and designate SCL School. The
school will receive up to 1% of your spending as a donation. It’s
necessary to sign up and select SCL every school year (September
through April) by signing in to your rewards account or visiting the
Customer Service desk in the store. Thank you very much for your
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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, see
last week’s parish bulletin, visit archchicago.org/tcs or contact the
Archdiocese at email@example.com or at 312-534-5321.
Mercy Home Mentoring
Do your New Year’s resolutions include helping someone
in need? Consider 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.
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