Pastor’s Pen 7.23.21

THIS SUNDAY Pope Francis recently declared July 25th the first World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly. We will include an Intercession and blessing prayer for them at this Sunday’s liturgy; if your own grandparents are still living, you are encouraged to extend some extra TLC to them! Unfortunately, this announcement reached us only days [...]

Pastor’s Pen 7.9.21

IMPORTANT PARISH GATHERING – SAVE THE DATE!! Please plan to stay for a few extra minutes at Sunday mass on July 18.  Jenéne Francis, the representative of our Jesuit Provincial Superior from the regional offices in Chicago, will be with us to give a brief presentation about the Parish Examen – an Ignatian spiritual approach [...]

Pastor’s Pen 4.9.21

HAPPY EASTER Christ is risen!  Thanks again to all those who helped make our Holy Week liturgical celebrations possible and beautiful – musicians, decorators, ministers in the sanctuary, welcome teams, virtual dinner hosts, planters of courtyard flowers, and waxers of the church floor. We celebrate the New Life Christ has given us through the Holy [...]

Pastor’s Pen 3.19.21

SERVICE NEEDED? Our small group communities are up and running! Some of the Service-oriented groups are interested in serving their fellow parishioners. Do you have a need they could help you with? Here are some examples: Would you enjoy help with groceries or other shopping? Taking care of some errands? Doing yardwork or other outdoor [...]