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We are an active, vibrant church that is not program-focused, but rather people focused. We offer a wide range of ministries for each family member to get connected, stay connected, grow in the Word and grow closer to God. Below are a few of our ministries.

Directory of Ministries and Organizations

Leaders Contact Information: Fr. Dominic Vinh Ha “Let the children come to me.” (Luke 18:16) Being an Altar Server offers the youth of our parish the opportunity to grow in their faith by serving the Lord and expanding their partici...

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Leaders Contact Information: Leonor Teran, leonorteran14@yahoo.com and Lupe Chavez This committee contributes to celebrations and liturgies by decorating the Church and Grotto, using flowers and artwork, with special attention to our many ethnic t...

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Leaders Contact Information: Letty Garcia 773.561.2141 The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima ( also known as the World Apostolate of Fatima ) is a public international association of the Christian faithful that has as its gener...

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Parishioners in this ministry originate from Guatemala and organize an annual procession through the neighborhood during the Holy Week. Please move Our Lady of Suyapa to Annual Devotional Celebrations. This will replace Suyapa on this page.

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Leaders Contact Information: Clarita Nunez (English)  n.clarita@yahoo.com; Spanish contact TBD.  I rejoiced because they said to me. “We will go up to the house of the Lord.” And now we have set foot within your gates, O...

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Leaders Contact Information: Marjorie Carmody, stannebrighton11@gmail.com.The Feast of Corpus Christi (Latin for Body of Christ) is a liturgical solemnity celebrating the belief in the body and blood of Jesus Christ's Real Presence in the Euch...

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Leaders Contact Information:Elsa Chinchilla, 312.655.7725 Licensed psychologists provide counseling service. Please call Catholic Charities to schedule a meeting.

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The Dinner Dance is the major annual fundraiser for Our Lady of Lourdes. More information to follow for the upcoming event in February 2017. Click here to learn more

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Leaders Contact Information: Ombelina Merlos, 773.965.7900 Celebrated the first Sunday after Easter, Divine Mercy Sunday is based on the Divine Mercy that Saint Faustina Kowalska, a Polish nun, reported as part of her encounter with Jesus. Divin...

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Leaders Contact Information: [TBD]. The primary function of the Domestic Violence ministry is to raise awareness of domestic violence in our community. Additionally, we are available to place victims in contact with counseling and group support netwo...

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Leaders Contact Information: Precious Deang, Coordinator (English).  m_plord@att.net  (773) 561-2141; Ignacio Garcia (Español) garcia.ignacio35@ yahoo.com o Leonor Teran (Español) leonorteran14@yahoo.com.  A s...

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Leaders Contact Information:  Fr. Mike Shanahan, michaelshanahan7@gmail.com February 11 is the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, one of the most famous apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary and patron saint of our parish. On Feb. 11, 1858, a ...

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A well-formed Parish Finance Council is an important, necessary support to the pastor in fulfilling his duty to be a good steward of parish resources. The Parish Finance Council supports the good governance of a parish, helping there be accountabilit...

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Leaders Contact Information: Sebastiana Sanchez, 773 491 7244. The Guadalupanos is a society devoted to Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of God. The goal of the Guadalupanos is to promote and encourage public and private devotions to the Blessed Virg...

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All Catholics who have reached the age of reason and are not prevented by sickness or other sufficient cause are obliged to attend Mass and to abstain from unnecessary work that impedes worship on all Sundays as well as the following Holy Days of Obl...

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Leaders Contact Information: Marjorie Carmody, stannebrighton11@gmail.com. The Holy Hour is commemorated with prayerful devotion on the first Sunday of each month with Benediction in the Church at 3 p.m. On subsequent Sundays, an hour of prayer is he...

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Leaders Contact Information: Precious Deang Coordinator (English) (773) 561-2141  The minister of the sick service at Bethany Hospital, Brightview Nursing Home and the homebound. This group of ministers carry holy communion to the sic...

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Leader: Fr. Dominic Vinh Ha Welcome to the Website of the English Lectors of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. We appreciate you visiting us. What is a lector? A lector (also called a reader) is one who proclaims the Word of God during Mass, ...

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Leader: Johanna Ortegon 773.561.2141 x116 Email Download: Sing to the Lord (2007) Musicam Sacram (1967) General Instruction of the Roman Missal (2003) Links: Office for Divine Worship National Association of Pastoral ...

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Leaders Contact Information: Fr. Mike Shanahan, michaelshanahan7@gmail.com The Liturgy Committee plans ways to make our services more meaningful by educating themselves on trends in church worship as well as disseminating this knowledge to th...

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Leaders Contact Information: [TBD]. A traditional, special way to honor the Blessed Virgin Mary during the month of May, the May Crowning service takes place inside the church where a statue of Mary is placed. A crown of flowers is made to fit the st...

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Leaders Contact Information: Parish Pastoral Council, 773-561-2141. The Ministry Fair provides parishioners an opportunity to experience the depth of Christian ministry in the parish. For those parishes developing a Stewardship process, this af...

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Leaders Contact Information: Sebastiana Sanchez, 773 491 7244 Since 1531, Our Lady of Guadalupe – or the Dark Virgin, as she is often called – has been the patron saint of the Mexican Republic. Historically and emotionally, the Vi...

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Leaders Contact Information: [TBD]. During the first week of February, the people of Honduras participate in festivities honoring their country’s patron saint, The Virgin of Suyapa. The figure, also referred to as “Our Lady of Suyapa,&...

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Leaders Contact Information: Leonor Teran, leonorteran14@yahoo.com Our Lady of the Rosary of Chiquinquirá is the patron saint of Colombia. In 1560, a Spanish painter named Alonso de Narváez painted a portrait of the Virgin of the Rosary on...

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The Basilica of Esquipulas in Guatemala contains a sculpture known as “Our Lord of Esquipulas.” Also referred to as “Christo Negro,” the sculpture depicts Christ as a black man, and there are several legends as to how it turne...

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Leaders Contact Information: Yaniri Ovalle, yaniri.ovalle@gmail.com. This cultural event highlights the great diversity that is Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. It will showcase a variety of national and regional food of the many countries from North...

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Founded in 2010, Pastoral Migratoria invites Hispanic immigrants to respond to their baptismal call to be engaged in service and justice actions in their parish communities. Currently, more than 200 Hispanic lay leaders are actively participatin...

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Leaders Contact Information: Roberta Stadler (English) (773) 728-9434 Ana Hernandez (Español)  (773) 312-8736 Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration is the 24-hour worship of the Real Presence of the Body and Blood of Christ exposed in the Bless...

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Posada is a Christmas festival that originates from Latin America. The festival dramatizes the search of Joseph and Mary for lodging prior to Jesus’ birth. Weather dictates time and place for this festival.

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While not a sacrament, the Our Lady of Lourdes parish community welcomes the decision to hold a religious ceremony as part of a young woman’s Quinceañera. A Quinceañera is a mostly secular custom where a fifteen-year-old girl is presented to...

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Coordinator: Marjorie Carmody The Pasish Respect Lilfe Committee (PRLC) is a vital part of the Respect Life Ministry in the Archdiocese of Chicago. The Committee provides resources to the parish on life issues. The Committee also actively eva...

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Leaders Contact Information: Corazon Marcellino, coramar46@yahoo.com. Simbang Gabi – or Evening Mass – is one of the most important and popular traditions of the Philippine people. It is during Simbang Gabi that Filipinos come together to...

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Leader: Bill Thome Director  (773) 673-2512 Email Our Lady of Lourdes Soup Kitchen was started in 1980 as a Lenten project.  A few of the initial founders are Rosemary Vallely, Helen Cosgrove and John Klemanovic. They contin...

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Leaders Contact Information: [TBD]. Special Religious Development – or SPRED – is a network of services designed to assist persons with developmental disabilities and/or learning challenges to become integrated into parish assemblies of w...

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Leaders Contact Information: Liawanag. Saint Lorenzo Ruiz is the first Filipino saint. Also known as San Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila, he died a martyr in Nagasaki, Japan, on Sept. 29, 1637, at the age of 34. Accused of murdering a Spaniard in 1636, Rui...

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Leaders Contact Information: Yaniri Ovalle, yaniri.ovalle@gmail.com. An annual event to celebrate our parish community with good food, good friends and good fun.

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Leaders:  Yolanda Martinez (Spanish)  (773) 964-4355 Ushers participate in the church and liturgical ministry and are to be models of participation in the worship of the Church as they assist in creating a prayerful atmosphere. Us...

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Leaders Contact Information: Iris Brenk, iris.brenk@gmail.com "We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making His appeal through us." (2 Corinthians 5:20) As members of Christ’s Community, we are called t...

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