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The Liturgy Committee is looking for friendly, outgoing
people from teens to senior adults to serve as Ministers
of Hospitality at weekend Masses. You would greet and
assist people who come to Mass, pass the collection basket, and
provide bulletins and a farewell as people leave church—at the
Mass you usually attend. For more information, contact Tommy
FitzGibbon at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773-206-4433.
Amate House, a year-long
leadership development and service program
in Chicago for young adults, ages 21-29, is now
accepting applications for its next program cycle
that begins in July 2020. To learn more, please
check out amatehouse.org or call Amate House
to speak with Natalie Crary at 773-376-2445.
“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.
In Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
On December 10, 1925, Jesus and Mary came to Lucia.…
Mary then said, “My daughter, look at My Heart surrounded
with the thorns with which ungrateful men pierce it at every
moment by their blasphemies and ingratitude. You at least
try to console me, and say that I promise to assist at the hour of
death with all the graces necessary for salvation all those who on
the first Saturday of five consecutive months, go to Confession and
receive Holy Communion, recite five decades of the Rosary and
keep me company for a quarter of an hour while meditating on the
mysteries of the Rosary, with the intention of making reparation to me.
First Saturday devotions begin at 7:20am with
the Rosary and continue with the 8:00 AM Mass followed by
meditation on the mysteries of the Rosary. Confession will be
available after meditation.
9 Days for Life is a novena for the protection
of human life that takes place January 21–29.
Each day’s intention includes a short reflection
and suggested actions to help build a culture
of life. Participants can receive the novena by
downloading the free 9 Days for Life app or
by subscribing to daily emails or text messages
View the movie Unplanned, available to borrow
from the parish center. This movie speaks to one
of the most polarizing topics of our time. It is the
story of Abby Johnson, an ardent pro-life
A five-week training for new Ministers of Care
will begin on Tuesday, January 28 at Presence
St. Benedict Home in Niles. Retired priests who l
ive at Presence St. Benedict will help to facilitate these classes
on five consecutive Tuesday evenings, from 7:00 to 9:00pm.
If you are interested in attending, contact Zeny de Guzman at
email@example.com or Mike Field at
The “Aid in Dying” Movement Unpacked
Hear Dawn Fitzpatrick, Senior Coordinator
for the Office of Human Dignity and Solidarity for the Archdiocese
of Chicago, address the trend to legislate assisted death on Sunday,
February 2 at 1:30pm in McDonnell Hall at OLPH. She will discuss
the dangers of this movement, the ramifications to our culture, and
what we can do to build a culture of life. Don’t miss this important
presentation about a topic that will be voted on in Illinois this year.
The SCL Cursillo community will host an Ultreya on Friday,
February 7 at 7:30pm in the Blue Room. Come to make new
friends and find out what small Christian community is and what it
does. The witness speaker will be Jacqueline Baumann, the doctrinal
speaker will be Fr. Maina, and light refreshments will be served. For
more information, contact Michael LaTona, 847-971-8431, or the
The Letters Of Abelard And Eloise
The letters of the famed medieval lovers Abelard and Eloise
will be presented in an evening of drama and music in
Broken Fount at St. Gregory the Great Church on Saturday,
February 8 at 7:00pm. The letters will be presented by Bishop
Mark Bartosic, who is a former actor, and Jennifer G. Smith. They
will be joined by Fr. Arturo Felix, OFM Conv., Associate Pastor
at St. Ita/St. Thomas of Canterbury Parish in Chicago, and the
music of The Slaps. St. Gregory the Great Church is located at
5535 North Paulina Street. Ample street and lot parking is
available. The performance and reception that follows are free
though free-will offerings are requested. For more information,
contact Joseph Malham at 312-388-4566 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Youth Group’s annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser
is coming on Sunday, February 9. Our gratitude goes to
those who supported us in the past. We need your help again with
donations of cash or these items:
Please contact Ned or Gail Zerwic at 847-852-6283 to make your
Give yourself and your spouse
the gift of Marriage Encounter
beginning with the private weekend experience
on February 14-16 in Geneva or February 22-23
in Crest Hill. For more information, call 630-577-
0778, go to wwme-chicagoland.org or send
email to email@example.com.
Mid-life Singles (mid-30s to 50s):
Are you looking for a renewed sense
of purpose & belonging? Register today for a
life-changing REFLECT weekend retreat at the
Joseph & Mary Retreat House in Mundelein from
February 28 to March 1. Take a chance and get
involved; you won't regret it! The cost is $215
for meals and a single room. For details, call
630-222-8303, visit ReflectRetreat.com or send
email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Widowed Ministry Program invites you
to a retreat offered by widowed people
for those who have been widowed at least four
months. It is meant to help you recognize a new
direction in your life while still treasuring memories
of your spouse. The next Joyful Again Retreat
takes place Saturday & Sunday, March 14-15
at Our Lady of the Angels House of Prayer in
Lemont. For more information, call 708-354-7211,
send email to email@example.com, or
go to joyfulagain.org.
The Knights of Columbus are hosting an outing to see the
Chicago Wolves take on the Rockford Ice Hogs in a 3:00pm
matinee game on Sunday, February 23. Tickets are $35.00 each
and parking at Allstate Arena is free. The tickets are 3-5 rows
“off the glass” and must be reserved and paid for by February 1.
For tickets please contact John O’Malley at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 847-789-6611 or Greg Bedell at email@example.com or
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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.
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.
To donate any of these items, please contact
Peggy Gately at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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.