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Take a Stand for the Unborn
Illinois could become the go-to destination
for underage and third trimester abortions. House Bill 2467 and
Senate Bill 1594 would repeal the Illinois Parental Notice of
Abortion Act allowing minors to have abortions without parental
consent or knowledge. House Bill 2495 and Senate Bill 1942
would allow abortions to be obtained at any stage of pregnancy,
including late-term and partially born, for any reason and without
any regulation. If you oppose this legislation, you can sign prepared
letters in the vestibule after all Masses. You can also contact your
state legislators whose offices are at 1812 Waukegan Road,
Glenview, 60025. Our State Representative is Jennifer Gong-
Gershowitz and her phone number is 847-486-8810. Our State
Senator is Laura Fine and her phone number is 847-998-1717.
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,
whose lives are in danger at the American Women’s Medical
Center, 110 S. River Road in Des Plaines. Please join the Rosary
Vigil on Saturday, May 18 and the third Saturday of every month,
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 at 847-724-6344.
Deals on Wheels
Next Saturday, May 18, buy, sell or donate any salable
item on wheels (except exercise equipment or grills) in
the OLPH parking lot at 1776 Glenview Road. If you’re selling, you
set the price knowing that 20% of that price will go to the OLPH
Women’s Club which is grateful. It you’re donating or buying, thank
you as well. Drop off items between 8:00 and 10:00am, shop
between 8:00 and 11:30am (cash or check only), and pick up
money from your sold items or reclaim unsold items between 8:30am
and noon. Unclaimed items will be donated. For more information,
send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next Sunday, May 19, the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
will be celebrated during the 9:30am Mass. This sacrament
“gives the person who is sick or with illness the strength, courage,
and peace so they can fight through their sickness and see the
healing of God.” Anyone who is sick, hurting, injured or frail is
invited and encouraged to receive this sacrament. In this sacrament
we pray that, if it be God’s will, the person is physically healed.
But even if there is no physical healing, the primary effect of the
sacrament is spiritual healing by which the 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.
Those wishing to be anointed should notify an usher when they
arrive next week so they can be seated in the proper place in
The Hispanic Community invites everybody to la Kermes,
a party with Mexican food, raffles, games and dancing.
Please join us on Saturday, May 25 in Marian Hall. Doors open
at 6:00pm. Entrance is free; we sell tickets for food and different
activities that day. All are welcome to have fun!
6th Annual Golf and Dinner Dance
Sign up today for the SCL Golf and Dinner Dance Fundraiser
on Friday, May 31 at Chevy Chase Country Club, 1000 North
Milwaukee Avenue in Wheeling. Amateurs and pros alike are
invited to enjoy a day of golf. Golfers and non-golfers are invited
to dine and dance that evening. For more information, send email
To sign up and pay online, go to SCLplaygolf.com and click "Sign Up Today."
Ticket Donations Wanted Do you have tickets to any sporting events,
especially Cubs games, that you would be willing to donate in support
of this event? The tickets will be silent auction items proceeds from
which will benefit STEM education at SCL School. If you can donate
tickets, please send an email to SCLplaygolf@gmail.com or contact
Janice Seipp, Kathy Snow, Marcia Doeden, or Shereen Olickal.
Diamonds Are Forever
Catholic Charities invites you to a boutique and luncheon to
benefit struggling families in our community. Come to the
North Shore Country Club at 2601 Glenview Road in Glenview on
Thursday, June 13. The boutique opens at 10:00am and features
unique vendors and this season’s fashions from J. McLaughlin. Lunch
and a fashion show take place at noon followed by shopping and
the raffle of a boutique vendor item. Reserve your place now for
$65 which includes lunch, shopping, and the fashion show. Raffle
tickets cost $5 each or $20 for six. Reservations and pre-purchased
raffle tickets will be held at the door and valet parking is available.
The tax-deductible value of each reservation is $30. Please RSVP
by May 31 at CatholicCharities.net/diamonds or contact Adriana
Kelly at 847-376-2121 or email@example.com.
Thank You and Farewell
You are invited to celebrate the ministries of Father Maina
and Sister Chris during their time at SCL. Come to their
Going Away party on Saturday, June 15 beginning with a special
Mass at 5:00pm and continuing with festivities in Marian Hall at 6:00pm.
Help Wanted: Please consider helping with this farewell celebration by
baking dessert(s), helping out that evening and/or making a monetary
donation. For more information, to volunteer and/or to donate, contact
Madeline Collins at 847-657-7935.
St. Mary of the Willows Guild of the SCL Women’s Club
brings you the wonderful variety of Yankee Candles in
their fundraising event this year until July 10th. Available products start as low
as under $10 and 40% of your sale is given back to the Women’s
Club. Visit www.yankeecandlefundraising.com, enter group number
990095643, then click on “Start Shopping.” For more information,
pick up a brochure in the vestibule or call Marcia Doeden at
Retreat for Widowed Peolple
Joyful Again! helps those who are
widowed to sort out the changes that
widowhood brings and to learn to find joy in
living while still treasuring the memories of their
spouses. Upcoming Joyful Again! Retreats take
place June 22-23 at St. Julie Parish in Tinley Park,
July 20-21 at Holy Family Parish in Inverness, and
August 10-11 at Mary Queen of Heaven Parish in
Elmhurst. For information or to register, send email
to firstname.lastname@example.org, call 847-354-
7211, or go to joyfulagain.org.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (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
- 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.