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Installation Celebration:
Father Isaac Lara will be officially blessed as pastor of Saint Catherine Labouré will be on Saturday, September 21 at the 5:00pm Mass followed by a meet-and-greet in Marian Hall. If you are willing to contribute an appetizer for this event, please contact Maurita at freasmaurita2@gmail.com or 847-682-0490.
Women's Club Luncheon:
The Women's Club Luncheon will be on Saturday, October 19 and will feature a motivational speaker on laughter and wellness.
Note: This luncheon is a parish fundraiser that includes an auction. Can you donate an auction item? Do you know a store or other businesses willing to donate items or services to auction? If you answer yes to either of these questions, please contact Marcia Doeden at 847-284-0219.

Adult Faith Formation

“Credo” is Latin for “I believe,” the first words of the Nicene Creed and the Apostles’ Creed. In these prayers, we profess a series of doctrines, our beliefs as Christians. Do we understand what we profess? This year, our adult Spiritual Enrichment program will present “Credo” which aims to draw us closer to God and to each other through Christ. We meet on Sunday mornings from 9:00 to 10:30am for discussions of light readings and video content over refreshments. We hope you can join us. Please contact Michael LaTona at 847-971-843 or the Parish Center with any questions.

New for Young Teens

Middle schoolers think the Bible is boring but it doesn’t have to be. Encounter: Experiencing God in the Everyday is the new Bible study program by Mark Hart for students in Grades 6 to 9. Through fun & engaging video and discussion sessions, students will experience God as a loving father with a great plan for them. They will also learn about the Biblical roots of the Sacraments and the Mass. For more information or to register, go to the RE website: https://sites.google.com/sclschool-glenview.org/re-stcatherinelaboure/bible-study

Fall Bible Study

An 11-week Bible study program, “Psalms: The School of Prayer” begins on Wednesday, September 11, from 9:30 to 11:00am. This program will explore how the words of the Psalms captivate the imagination, draw us into a deeply personal encounter with God, and help us learn to pray. our heartfelt response to God’s loving and wondrous deeds for us. For more information, contact Amalou Lim at amalou8@yahoo.com. To order the book, go to ascensionpress.com. We hope you can join us!

Our Lady of Fatima

September 13 is the anniversary of the fifth apparition of Our Lady to the children of Fatima. Please come to the shrine of Our Lady of Fatima this Friday at 6:00pm to honor this momentous occasion by praying the Angelus and the rosary.

Mass and Anointing

Those in need of physical or spiritual healing are invited to receive the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick. This Healing Mass will be on Sunday, September 29 at 11:00am. Please arrive few minutes before mass so you can be seated in designated pews. “When the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is given, the hoped- for effect is that, if it be God's will, the person be physically healed of illness. But even if there is no physical healing, the primary effect of the Sacrament is a spiritual healing by which the sick person receives the Holy Spirit's gift of peace and courage to deal with the difficulties that accompany serious illness or the frailty of old age.”
~from United States Catholic Catechism for Adults

Healing and Atonement

A Novena for Healing and Atonement is offered by the Catholic laity of Vicariate II to unite the faithful in addressing the issue of clergy sexual abuse through prayer for healing, atonement, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit within our Church. Nine evenings of prayer and reflection from 7:00 to 8:00pm will be hosted to give us opportunity to walk together in the Spirit toward reparation, forgiveness, and healing:

Saturday, September 21: Our Lady of Ransom, 8300 North Greenwood, Niles
Sunday, September 22 at Queen of Angels, 2330 West Sunnyside, Chicago
Monday, September 23 at St. Mary, 1012 Lake Street, Evanston
Tuesday, September 24 at St. Cornelius, 5430 West Foster, Chicago
Wednesday, September 25 at St. Clement, 642 West Deming Place, Chicago
Thursday, September 26 at St. Gertrude, 6200 North Glenwood, Chicago
Friday, September 27 at St. Catherine Labouré, 3535 Thornwood, Glenview
Saturday, September 28 at St. Gregory, 5545 North Paulina, Chicago
Sunday, September 29 at St. Mary of the Lake 4200 North Sheridan, Chicago

For more info, call the Vicariate II Office at 773-388-8670.

Roses for Life

October 6 is Respect Life Sunday, a day to celebrate God’s precious gift of life. Honor the life of a loved one, living or deceased, by purchasing a rose in their name. Roses will be placed at the Choose Life shrine on Respect Life Sunday, along with a list of the names of those being honored. Order forms will be available in the vestibule starting next weekend.

Retreat for Widowed People

Joyful Again! helps those who are widowed with the changes that widowhood brings and to learn to find joy in living while still treasuring the memories of their spouses. The next Joyful Again! Retreat takes place October 12-13 at St. Hubert Parish in Hoffman Estates. For information or to register, call 847-354-7211, send email to joyfulagain7211@gmail.com, or go to joyfulagain.org.

Choose Laughter

Join us on Saturday, October 19, for a luncheon featuring Sally Edwards, one of Chicago's “finest and funniest.” Having performed as a motivational speaker and corporate comedian in theaters and special events across the country, Sally is a witness to laughter’s uplifting power. What draws this humorous speaker continually back to the stage is the energy surging from a room full of positive human vibrations heard as laughter. The SCL Women’s Club is hosting this fundraiser at Valley Lo Clubhouse. Tickets are $40 and go on sale after Masses in mid-September.

Religious Education Program

If you’re an adult (18 years or older) who wants to make a difference by sharing your faith with children, then this note is for you! SCL’s Religious Education program needs Catechists! Come and join our Religious Education Ministry. Previous experience is not required. For more information, contact the Religious Education office at srnadiya@stcatherinelaboure.com or 847-724-2240, x1.
Please put used inkjet cartridges in the bin in the church vestibule to help the SCL Religious Education program purchase needed supplies from Staples at a generous discount!

Planned Giving

God has cloaked us in bountiful love, and we can in turn offer our fellow parishioners an extension of this love. By considering a Planned Gift to St. Catherine Labouré, you can help ensure that our parish will continue to serve and grow in its mission. Please contact the Archdiocesan Office for Planned Giving as you prayerfully consider making a gift to St. Catherine’s. Staff members are happy to discuss with you some of the financial benefits as well as the process of making a Planned Gift. This office can be reached at 312.534.5396 or plannedgiving@archchicago.org.

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 amalou8@yahoo.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 carolcook05@comcast.net. Training is provided. If you would like to be an Altar Server, please contact jessiekunnel@yahoo.com. Before coming to the training, watch a short YouTube video here. Watch it three times. It is less than 15 minutes long

Volunteers Needed

Catholic Charities is looking for volunteers to help in the food pantry and clothing room at the office at 1717 Rand Road in Des Plaines. Volunteers are needed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays during the day. If you can help, please contact Denise Yonkers at dyonkers@catholiccharities.net or 847-376-2101. Thank you!


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.
To donate any of these items, please contact Peggy Gately at margaretgately@sbcglobal.net or call 312-320-5944.

  • Men's Summer Pajamas - Sizes: 2x and 3x
  • Boy's Summer Pajamas - Sizes: 12mo, 5t, 5 and 14/16
  • Girl's and Women's Summer Pajamas - All Sizes
  • Diapers in sizes 5 and 6
  • Cough medicine for children
  • Cough medicine for adults
  • Children’s pain reliever
  • Cough drops
  • Heartburn medicine
  • Pedialyte
  • Lysol spray
  • Air freshener spray
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby bottles
  • Vaseline

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 maryscloset@catholiccharities.net.

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.

Volunteer Opportunities:
  • 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.
Donations Needed:
  • 4 infant car seat/carriers (less than 7 years old)
  • 5 large car seats (by law, car seats must be less than 7 years old ) for 20 to 40 lb.
  • Baby swings or exer-saucers
  • Baby shampoo, lotion, and wipes
  • Baby carriers (front or back)
  • toddler beds
  • Baby shampoo, lotion, and wipes
  • Baby Food and Enfamil formula (no out-of-date please)
  • Diapers in sizes 5 and 6 only and pull-up diapers in all sizes
  • Girl's summer clothes in sizes 2 and 5
  • Boys and girls winter clothing in sizes 2T and larger, infants sleepers and onesies in sizes 6 and 9 and boys’ clothes in sizes 7 and 8
  • Women's hygene products
  • High Chairs
  • New pacifiers, baby bottles, baby wipes, baby shampoo, baby lotion, or breast pumps

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 jescortt@stjosephservices.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 macur.brousil@gmail.com.

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 investinkids@archchicago.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.