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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 | November 11
“Amen, I say to you, this poor widow put in more than all the other contributors to the treasury. For they have all contributed from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has contributed all she had, her whole livelihood.” Please take a close look at today’s Gospel. Jesus, our Master Teacher, strongly chastises us when we place our intentions on all the wrong things. A...

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Blessed Art on Display | November 10 & 11
Representatives of the Catholic Christian community from Jerusalem will be with us on Nov. 10 & 11 to display beautiful hand-crafted olive wood figurines. The community in the Holy Land depend on tourism but due to political conflict many Christians are forced to leave their land. Please plan on looking at these beautiful hand-carved items in the back of church.

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Baby Bottle Project | Please return bottles this week
This weekend, our parish will be participating in The Baby Bottle Project benefiting The Women’s Centers of Greater Chicagoland. This non-profit organization directly assists mothers and families experiencing crisis pregnancies by offering emotional, financial, material, and spiritual support through counseling, clothing & monetary provisions, prayer, and other aid. Each year the three l...

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Divine Renovation | Sharing Group, November 18
We invite you to join our Sharing Group which will gather in the rectory at 9:00 AM on Sunday, Nov. 18. We will begin with a simple breakfast then move onto sharing YOUR WITNESS. With the Holy Spirit as our guide, let us not be afraid but make disciples and transform our parish. This book enables us to focus our discussion on bringing our parish from maintenance to mission. You can easily ob...

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