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Father Isaac Lara will
be officially blessed as pastor of Saint Catherine
Labouré will be on Saturday, September 21 at
the 5:00pm Mass followed by a meet-and-greet
in Marian Hall. If you are willing to contribute an
appetizer for this event, please contact Maurita
Women's Club Luncheon:
The Women's Club Luncheon will be on Saturday,
October 19 and will feature a motivational speaker on laughter
Note: This luncheon is a parish fundraiser that includes an auction.
Can you donate an auction item? Do you know a store or other
businesses willing to donate items or services to auction? If you
answer yes to either of these questions, please contact Marcia Doeden
Adult Faith Formation
“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.
New for Young Teens
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
Fall Bible Study
An 11-week Bible study program, “Psalms: The School of
Prayer” begins on Wednesday, September 11, from 9:30
to 11:00am. This program will explore how the words of the Psalms
captivate the imagination, draw us into a deeply personal encounter
with God, and help us learn to pray. our heartfelt response to
God’s loving and wondrous deeds for us. For more information,
contact Amalou Lim at email@example.com. To order the book,
go to ascensionpress.com. We hope you can join us!
Our Lady of Fatima
September 13 is the anniversary of the
fifth apparition of Our Lady to the children
of Fatima. Please come to the shrine of
Our Lady of Fatima this Friday at 6:00pm to
honor this momentous occasion by praying the
Angelus and the rosary.
Mass and Anointing
Those in need of physical or spiritual healing are invited to
receive the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick. This Healing
Mass will be on Sunday, September 29 at 11:00am. Please arrive
few minutes before mass so you can be seated in designated pews.
“When the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is given, the hoped-
for effect is that, if it be God's will, the person be physically healed
of illness. But even if there is no physical healing, the primary effect
of the Sacrament is a spiritual healing by which the sick 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.”
~from United States Catholic Catechism for Adults
Healing and Atonement
A Novena for Healing and Atonement is offered by the
Catholic laity of Vicariate II to unite the faithful in
addressing the issue of clergy sexual abuse through prayer for
healing, atonement, and the guidance of the Holy Spirit within our
Church. Nine evenings of prayer and reflection from 7:00 to 8:00pm
will be hosted to give us opportunity to walk together in the Spirit
toward reparation, forgiveness, and healing:
Saturday, September 21: Our Lady of Ransom, 8300 North Greenwood, Niles
Sunday, September 22 at Queen of Angels, 2330 West Sunnyside, Chicago
Monday, September 23 at St. Mary, 1012 Lake Street, Evanston
Tuesday, September 24 at St. Cornelius, 5430 West Foster, Chicago
Wednesday, September 25 at St. Clement, 642 West Deming Place, Chicago
Thursday, September 26 at St. Gertrude, 6200 North Glenwood, Chicago
Friday, September 27 at St. Catherine Labouré, 3535 Thornwood, Glenview
Saturday, September 28 at St. Gregory, 5545 North Paulina, Chicago
Sunday, September 29 at St. Mary of the Lake 4200 North Sheridan, Chicago
For more info, call the Vicariate II Office at 773-388-8670.
Roses for Life
October 6 is Respect Life Sunday, a day to
celebrate God’s precious gift of life. Honor
the life of a loved one, living or deceased, by
purchasing a rose in their name. Roses will be
placed at the Choose Life shrine on Respect Life
Sunday, along with a list of the names of those
being honored. Order forms will be available
in the vestibule starting next weekend.
Retreat for Widowed People
Joyful Again! helps those who are widowed
with the changes that widowhood brings
and to learn to find joy in living while still treasuring
the memories of their spouses. The next Joyful
Again! Retreat takes place October 12-13 at
St. Hubert Parish in Hoffman Estates. For information
or to register, call 847-354-7211, send email to
firstname.lastname@example.org, or go to
Join us on Saturday, October 19, for
a luncheon featuring Sally Edwards,
one of Chicago's “finest and funniest.”
Having performed as a motivational speaker
and corporate comedian in theaters and special
events across the country, Sally is a witness to
laughter’s uplifting power. What draws this
humorous speaker continually back to the stage
is the energy surging from a room full of positive
human vibrations heard as laughter. The SCL
Women’s Club is hosting this fundraiser at Valley
Lo Clubhouse. Tickets are $40 and go on sale
after Masses in mid-September.
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.
To donate any of these items, please contact
Peggy Gately at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 312-320-5944.
- Men's Summer Pajamas - Sizes: 2x and 3x
- Boy's Summer Pajamas - Sizes: 12mo, 5t, 5 and 14/16
- Girl's and Women's Summer Pajamas - All Sizes
- Diapers in sizes 5 and 6
- 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 (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, infants sleepers and
onesies in sizes 6 and 9 and boys’ clothes in
sizes 7 and 8
- Women's hygene products
- High Chairs
- New pacifiers, baby bottles, baby wipes, baby
shampoo, baby lotion, or breast pumps
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.