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Upcoming Events

Special Fatima Devotion
The rosary group invites everyone to pray the Rosary in church on the 13th day of each month from now through October after the morning Mass. The Holy Father has granted a plenary indulgence to "the pious faithful who visit with devotion a statue of Our Lady of Fatima solemnly exposed for public veneration in a church, oratory or proper place during the days of the anniversary of the apparitions,…and there devoutly participate in some celebration or prayer in honor of the Virgin Mary." To obtain the plenary indulgence, the faithful must also go to Confession, receive Communion, be interiorly detached from sin, and pray for the intentions of the Holy Father.

Finacial Literacy Workshop
Do you want to learn more about finances? Come to the Holy Spirit Life Learning Center for a free 4-day workshop on Financial Literacy on Fridays, October 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 6:00 to 7:30pm. This workshop will be presented in English and Spanish by Lynette Astete and Elvira Pozos, financial educators from World System builder. Child care will be available. To register, call 847-947-8947. The Center is located at 15 North Wolf Road in Wheeling.

Next Soup Kitchen
Please meet at the SCL parking lot on October 27 at 3:00pm for the trip to St. Thomas. Volunteers are welcome.

Mark Walberg - Cardinal Cupich
Encounter invites people ages 18-35 to hear Mark Walberg, actor and Cardinal Cupich discuss the importance of repentance and rebirth, how Mr. Wahlberg discovered truth through his own reconciliation in the Catholic faith, and the role of the Bible and Jesus Christ in his life. Come to the UIC Pavillion on Friday, October 20 at 6:00pm. Tickets are required so register and purchase your $15 ticket at http://pvm.archchicago.org/events reencounter.

Sunday Speaker Series
Please come on Sunday, October 22 at noon to hear God’s Revelation: Why It’s Needed & How We Know It, a presentation with discussion by Msgr. Robert J Dempsey, Pastor of St. Patrick Parish in Lake Forest. Msgr. Dempsey will talk about what Catholics mean when they say God has revealed himself to us, how we know what God has said, and where we find God’s revelation today. This presentation will take place in the Rec Room where refreshments will be served. The event is free; donations are gratefully accepted.

Healthy Relationships
Physical and emotional abuse can destroy a person’s self- worth, cause anxiety or depression, and make a person feel alone, unsafe, unhappy, and/or helpless. The Holy Spirit Life Learning Center is hosting a free session to provide knowledge, skills, and remedies to help prevent future abuse. This session will be on Monday, October 23, 6:30-8:30pm, at 115 North Wolf Road in Wheeling. Registration is required.; child care is available. Please call 847-947-8947.

Fr. Anthony News
Father Anthony will celebrate his 40th birthday soon. If you are available on the evening of Tuesday October 24th and want to celebrate with him, please contact Kathy Snow at 847-338-0523 or kathysnowcollins@yahoo.com or Janice Seipp at 847-528-7025 or scl.inclusion@yahoo.com.

Pizza Fest
The Knights of Columbus, Fr. Dussman Council 3731, announces its 24th Annual Pizza Fest to be held on Sunday, October 29 at 5:30pm in Marian Hall. Pizza tasting will begin at 6:00pm. Sample the greatest pizzas in the Glenview area. Top pizzerias participate and participants cast their votes for the winners! Children may wear Halloween costumes and door prizes donated by local businesses are given away. The suggested donation is $6.00 per person; $4.00 for children ages 4-12. Ask about our family rate. Proceeds go to the Knights of Columbus #3731 Charities. For more information, call 847- 729-3646.

Trunk or Treat
Parent Club is sponsoring SCL's Third Annual Trunk-or-Treat event on Sunday, October 29 from noon until 1:30pm in the parking lot near the Pre-K building. Decorate your car, load up the trunk with candy (enough for about 50 children), and park in the lot. Kids will then "trunk-or-treat" from car to car. It's a fun and safe way to celebrate Halloween. All are welcome!

Alvernia Fall Gathering
On Sunday, November 5, the Alvernia Alumnae Association will hold its Annual Fall Gathering at Our Lady, Mother of the Church, 8701 West Lawrence Avenue in Chicago. A Memorial Mass at 3:00pm will be followed by light refreshments and visiting. For more information, contact Eileen Lowery at 773-882-1637 or alverniainfo@gmail.com.

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.

Oakton Community college VITA Program
Oakton Community College’s Volunteers In Teaching Adults (VITA) Program serves more than 1,000 students a year in their quest to improve their English reading, writing, and speaking skills. Please consider joining the VITA Program as a tutor. A 4-session training for takes place on September 7, 12, and 23 and October 7. If you would like more information or to volunteer, contact 847-635-1426 or go to oakton.edu/conted/volunteer-programs.

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.

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.

Hugs and Stitches
This SCL prayer shawl ministry provides shawls and small blankets as signs of our prayers for those who are seriously ill and in need of prayer and comfort. Blessing and prayer cards accompany each gift. If you or someone you know needs prayers or could benefit from one of our shawls/blankets, please call or come to the rectory. You are also welcome to join us in our ministry and at our meetings. Much of the work is done at home, but we meet on the third Thursday of each month at 1:00pm in the rectory meeting room to work on prayer shawls and pray with what we’ve made. Fall meeting dates are September 21, October 19, and November 16. For more information call Cathy Heiman at 847-498-3504 or Kathy Bretz at 847-420-4830.

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 support!

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.

"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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