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Re-gift to the Women's Center
If you have Christmas gifts
you can’t use, please consider donating them to
The Women’s Centers for our Silent Auction. We
need new items such as gifts for men, women or
children, gift certificates to restaurants, theaters,
or sporting events, sports equipment, housewares,
jewelry, electronic or technology items, etc. If you
can’t use it, we can! Please contact Dolores at
Religious Education Program
Classes meet January 13 and 20.
Classes will not meet on January 27 as we observe
Catholic Schools Sunday.
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 email@example.com or
As we approach the end of this holiday season, let us remember the joy in giving and in sharing the blessings
we have received. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Life Learning Center Program
The Holy Spirit Life Learning Center, a ministry of the
Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters, offers educational and skill
building programs for children and adults from January 7 to
March 16. Registration is $30.00 and you may take as many
classes as you like. The Center provides child care while parents
are attending a program and homework help for children is
available at no additional cost. Programs include English as a
Second Language, Citizenship Preparation Exam Preparation,
Basic Computer, Fitness/Strength Building, Knitting/Crocheting,
Basic Sewing and Spiritual Direction. For more information, visit us at
115 North Wolf Road in Wheeling or contact us at 847-947-8947
March for Life Chicago Mass & Brunch
Join Aid for Women (Pregnancy Care Centers and
Residential Programs) to pray and stand for Life on Sunday,
January 13. The event begins with Mass at 10:00am with brunch
afterward at Union League Club of Chicago, 65 West Jackson
Boulevard in Chicago. Ryan Bomberger of The Radiance Foundation
will be the guest speaker. The cost for this event is $75.00 per adult
and $30 per child, ages 4-12 years. Reserve your place at
helpaidforwomen.org/mass-brunch2019. Following this, walk in the
March for Life Chicago beginning at 2:00pm in Federal Plaza, at
50 West Adams Street. For more information, call 312-621-1107
or go to marchforlifechicago.com.
Parent Effectiveness Training
Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.) offers proven
communication skills that really work. You can learn these
powerful skills. Classes are held at Our Lady of Perpetual on
Wednesday evenings from 6:30 to 9:00pm beginning January 23.
The cost is $200.00 for one person from a family, $100.00 for each
additional person from the same family, and $30.00 for those
repeating the program. Tuition covers materials and the rest of
the proceeds go to the OLPH Youth Group. Registration is open at
petwinter2019.eventbrite.com . For more information, contact
Margaret Pasquesi at margaretpasquesi.com
or Liz Swider at email@example.com
Care for the Sick
If you are interested in becoming a Minister of Care,
please plan to attend the five-week training for new
Ministers of Care beginning Tuesday, January 29 at Presence
St. Benedict Home, 6930 West Touhy Avenue in Niles. Retired
priests who live at Presence St. Benedict will be facilitating
these classes on each week from 7:00 to 9:00pm. To register,
contact Zeny de Guzman at firstname.lastname@example.org or
Mike Field at email@example.com.
If you are a “Mid-life Single,” (mid-30s
to 50s) and looking for a renewed
sense of purpose and belonging, consider a life-
changing REFLECT weekend retreat at the Joseph
& Mary Retreat House in Mundelein. This retreat
takes place February 22-24. The cost is $215 for
meals and a single room. For more information, call
630-222-8303, visit ReflectRetreat.com, send
email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Golden Rose Award Winner
Congratulations to Melissa Zerwic on being chosen for the
Golden Rose Award from the ACCW Vicariate II! This award
is given to a dynamic Catholic high school girl who not only excels
at volunteering but lives her faith openly. She will be honored at the
Catholic Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women’s breakfast. We
are very proud of Melissa.
Open Hearts Award Grants
Jaden Dias is a 14-year-old parishioner who is
proud of the many ways our parish includes people
of all abilities and cultivates a spirit of inclusion. Jaden wrote in his
winning Junior Open Hearts Award essay that “Jesus is our role
model and he loves each and every one of us. We have a duty to
follow his example and welcome all people to participate with us at
Mass.” We will apply Jaden’s Award grant of $1,000.00 toward
transmitters for Assistive Listening Devices so persons with hearing
loss will then be able to better enjoy events in the Recreation (Blue)
Room and Marian Hall. Thank you Jaden!
The full cost of the purchase and installation of transmitters for
both rooms is $3,924.00. If you would like to help with the remainder
of the cost, please put your donation in an envelope marked
“Inclusion,” place it in the Sunday collection, and know that we
are grateful. As always, please contact Janice Seipp at
email@example.com or 847-528-7025 for any inclusion help.!
It’s time for the Annual Pancake Breakfast, the fund-
raiser of the SCL Youth Group. Proceeds from this
breakfast help to pay for the annual service trip with Habitat for
Humanity as well as other spiritual, service, and social events. With
thanks for past support, we reach out again to ask your involvement.
First, please save the date and come enjoy our breakfast on
Sunday, February 10. Second, please help us to defray the costs
of the pancake breakfast with a donation of cash or any of the
items below. Contact Ned or Gail Zerwic at 847-562-1299 about
making your donation.
- Krusteaz Pancake Mix
- Pancake syrup
- Rental of pancake griddle
- Breakfast sausages
- Fresh fruits
- Orange, apple and cranberry juice
- Margarine tubs
- Milk and half & half
- Aluminum pans (full or half sizes)
Widows and Widowers Support Group
The WWSG offers fellowship for
both widows and widowers from Glenview and
surrounding communities. The group meets for
one hour at 9:30am on the third Monday of each
month in the Francis Room at OLPH.
Light refreshments are served and all are
welcome. For more information, contact SCL
parishioner Irene Alwan at 847-525-4454.
Adult Faith Formation
SCL Faith Formation Ministry is offering a six-week course,
Introduction to Christian Anthropology, to explore the
Christian vision of human nature. Join us for an in-depth look at the
development of our human societies and cultures as we study the
biblical creation stories, original sin, death, judgment, heaven and
hell. Our teacher, Fr. Matthew Bozovsky, is a priest at Our Lady of
Ransom in Niles. He is also Adjunct Faculty and Spiritual Director
at USML and the Permanent Deaconate Program. His advanced
degrees are in biology and theology. The course meets on Tuesdays
from 7:00 to 8:30pm, beginning February 12. The cost is $25.00
and pre-registration is encouraged. For more information or to
pre-register, contact Karen at 847-826-4704 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Help on Golf Committee
This year the golf fundraising committee needs some new
members. You don’t need to golf or understand the game
(very few of us do)! We need someone who can help with all
the paperwork, such as tracking gift card donations, managing
advertisement requests, preparing auction bid sheets etc. We also
need someone who can use a computer to help those handling
these tasks. Lastly, we would welcome committee members to help
recruit golfers and hole sponsors. It would be great if you could
attend our meetings but would understand if you don’t. We are a
‘divide and conquer committee,’ each with our own responsibilities.
Our meetings last about an hour as members share progress reports
and ideas. Please consider joining us. If you are interested, email
email@example.com or speak with Janice Seipp, Kathy Snow,
Marcia Doeden, Ray Kimoto or Shereen Olickal.
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.
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 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. 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 email@example.com.
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 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, visit archchicago.org/tcs or contact the
Archdiocese at email@example.com 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.