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Welcome to Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church

We have always welcomed people from many corners of the world and from different ways of life. We believe this is what God asks us to do. This is what we mean with our mission statement which states that we Seek Unity. Celebrate Diversity. By Praying, Caring, Sharing. This is our bold statement and we enthusiastically embrace it.

Letter from the Pastor


From Fr Mike Shanahan | May 16, 2021
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish and many of the parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago are in the process of combining or closing. It is very easy to find ourselves in frustration or anxiety in such a time of transition. I have spoken with several people throughout this process who have been professionally involved in the world of commerce and large businesses. Of course, corporate ...

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Prayer Requests | May 16, 2021
FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL: Hector De León, Christine Finnerly, Marjorie Carmody, Lia Aspergren, Griffin Marks, Rod Reyes, Cuberto Moctezuma, Aura Rizzo, Osmar and Marcela Rodriguez, Maria Estela Alvarez, Drew Dunker, Austreberta Escobar, Leticia Pensamiento, and our parishioners who are ill or in nursing homes. OUR DECEASED: Daniel Shannon, Barbara Herrick, Teresa Mora ...

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Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord | May 16, 2021
Lectionary: 58 Reading I Acts 1:1-11 In the first book, Theophilus, I dealt with all that Jesus did and taught until the day he was taken up, after giving instructions through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. He presented himself alive to them by many proofs after he had suffered, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God. While me...

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FORMED > Pick of the Week | May 16, 2021
Dear Parishioners, It gives me great joy to share with you that our parish now has a subscription to FORMED, a premier online platform filled with over 4,000 Catholic studies, movies, audio dramas, talks, e-books, and even cartoons for our children. FORMED has content from over 60 apostolates, including Augustine Institute, Ignatius Press, and the Knights of Columbus, with material th...

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