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OLPH’s Parish Engagement Ministry
invites all to enjoy an afternoon of
quiet reflection and fellowship. Fr. Patrick Kizza
will reflect on our Advent theme, “My Soul in
Stillness Waits” in McDonnell Hall this Sunday,
December 15, at 2:00pm. Take a break from
the rush and savor the Advent season. Christmas
goodies will be served.
The Knights of Columbus invite you to take a picture with
Santa. On Sunday, December 15, Santa will be available
in Marian Hall from 8:30 to 11:00am. Bring your own camera
and all your children and grandchildren for a picture with Santa.
All widows and widowers who are
interested in friendship, conversation, and
support, join us for our next meeting on Monday,
December 16, 9:30 to 10:30am in Hickey Hall of
OLPH’s fully accessible Parish Center. You might
want to attend the 8:30am Mass at OLPH prior
to the meeting. After the meeting, the group will
adjourn to Jasper’s Café, 1913 North Waukegan
Road for breakfast and holiday cheer. For more
information, contact Irene Alwan, 847-525-4454.
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 next Saturday, December 21,
from 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 at
“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.
There’s still time to purchase gift cards from the Women’s
Club. Pick up an order form from the bulletin board in the
vestibule. Return your order and payment to the parish center or
drop it in the collection basket. Orders received by Monday,
December 9 at 9:00am will be available for pick-up after Masses
on Saturday and Sunday, December 14 and 15.
The last day to donate to St. Joseph’s
Nursing home is Sunday, December 22.
Please place items (noted below) in the box in the vestibule
no later than 2:00pm that day. Thank you all
for your support. The Little Sisters of the Poor
are most grateful!
Support this ministry of love and care
for the aged poor. The sisters and other staff
create a home-like atmosphere for the residents.
Your contribution of any amount of any of the
following items would help so much:
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
Luciano and Sofia Beltrano are twins, both juniors
at Glenbrook South. They are hoping to find partners
for their faith development in SPRED. Sofia loves
animals, music, traveling, and hanging out with her
friends. She has held jobs at various pet spas and animal hospitals.
Luciano loves technology, making videos, old movies, building
things, and ice skating. He recently started working at Walgreens.
Together, Sofia and Luciano enjoy weekly swim, yoga, and exercise
sessions at the YMCA. In May, they were honored with the NSSRA
Youth Participants of the Year award. They have been in SPRED
since they were 6 years old. They love SPRED. They know it’s that
special time when they get to learn about God and community.
Sofia loves the singing! They have made friends in SPRED, whom
they have grown up with, and will hopefully be reunited with soon
here at SCL.
Please consider being partners with Sofia or Luciano in the SCL
SPRED Program. For more information, contact Madelynn at
847-970-2064 or email@example.com.
Attention Shoppers: The SVdP Thrift Store at
168 Peterson Road in Libertyville offers gently
used clothing, accessories, household goods, and
more at bargain prices. The Store is open
Monday through Saturday, from 9:00am to
5:00pm and Sunday from 11:00am to 4:00pm.
Your purchases help our needy neighbors.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
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!
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
or call 312-320-5944.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The families who receive these items are grateful
for your generosity. Please bring donations to The Women’s Center
at 5116 North Cicero Avenue in Chicago.
Thank you for your generous support.
To schedule pick-up, call 773-794-1313.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
"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.