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From Fr Mike Shanahan | June 20, 2021
Father’s Day has come to have increasing significance for me throughout my life. I came across some quotes from Pope Francis about fatherhood. I thought it would be nice to simply share some of the wise words of Pope Francis. “Every family needs a Father—A father who shares in his family’s joy and pain, hands down wisdom to his children and offers them firm guidance and love.” “Nothing could better express the pride and emotion a Father feels when understand that he has handed down to his chil...

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Prayer Requests | June 20, 2021
FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL: Osmar and Marcela Rodriguez, Hector De León, Christine Finnerly, Marjorie Carmody, Lia Aspergren, Griffin Marks, Rod Reyes, Maria Estela Alvarez, Drew Dunker, Austreberta Escobar, Leticia Pensamiento, Adolfo Ruiz Baco, Melissa Velazquez, Molly Morris, and our parishioners who are ill or in nursing homes. OUR DECEASED: Lilia Ocampo, Edgar Villatoro, Filiberto Enriquez OUR YOUNG PEOPLE IN SERVICE: Daniel Baker, Jonathan Muñoz, Arnold Zumba, Sgt Adrian Cruz  

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Twelfth Sunday in Ordinary Time | June 20, 2021
Lectionary: 95 Reading I Jb 38:1, 8-11 The Lord addressed Job out of the storm and said:     Who shut within doors the sea,         when it burst forth from the womb;     when I made the clouds its garment         and thick darkness its swaddling bands?     When I set limits for it         and fastened the bar of its door,     and said: Thus far shall you come but no farther,        &nbs...

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Welcome to Our Priests!

Posted on June 16, 2021 in: General News

Welcome to Our Priests!
Fr. Don Woznicki, Associate Pastor Ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago in 2002 Place of birth: South Bend, Indiana Previous Assignments: Associate Pastor at Saint Norbert Parish (Northbrook, IL) Associate Pastor at Saint Mary's Parish (Lake Forest, IL) Chaplain to Act Onep Associate Pastor of Saint Dorothy Parish (Glendora, CA) Administrator of Saint Bruno (Whittier, CA) Administrator of Christ the King (Los Angeles, CA)   Fr Elvio Baldeon Lope, Associate Pastor Ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago in 2010 ...

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FORMED > Pick of the Week | June 20, 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 that is professionally produced, engaging, and solid in its catechism. Best of all, this material is free to you. Our parish will be using the material on FORMED to support our mi...

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Quick Pandemic Financial Report | June 20, 2021
Report of collections since June 13, 2021  

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Reopening Guidelines | Thanks Be To God!
This past weekend people all over our state have been saying THANKS BE TO GOD!. On Friday, June 11, the state entered into what they called Phase Five of their “Restore Illinois” plan or a FULL REOPENING. Everyone is rejoicing. Please take the time to review the Archdiocesean guidelines effective immediately including Our Lady of Lourdes. Additional guidance specific to school-related activities, mission trips and summer camps is forthcoming, which will include some exceptions to what is noted below.   Capacity ...

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RELIGIOUS EDUCATION 2021-2022
Early registration for Religious Education classes will be available beginning Monday, May 17th until Friday, June 11th. Registration will be accepted in the office Monday thru Friday from 9am-12pm or online via the parish website. Saint Mary of the Lake is located at 4220 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60613; 773-280-7700. All current students of Saint Mary of the Lake and Our Lady of Lourdes are encouraged to re-register to continue their faith formation. We welcome new families interested in First Communion and Confirmation...

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Social Justice Resource Center
"Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they wil be satisfied." Economics Investing early to prevent violence is on average, 60 times more cost-effective than intervening after violence erupts. The world though spends just $1 on conflict prevention for every $1,885 spent on military budgets. Peace and economic development are related, as are war and economic decline. Societies become less prone to experiencing civil war the more affluent they become. Global spending on arms is approximately $1.8 trillion. It is es...

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St Mary of the Lake Pop-Up Pantry | Sundays 1 > 3pm
Receive FREE food for you and your loved ones! • ¡Reciba comida GRATIS para usted y su seres queridos!  

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Welcome to Eucharistic Adoration
Our Lady of Lourdes welcomes you to spend 30 minutes before the Blessed Sacrament. Let us spend time with Jesus in silent prayer. The Catholic Church teaches that adoration extends our union with Christ after receiving communion. The worship of Jesus outside of Mass helps us maintain the grace we received in communion. Let us pray for ourselves, our families, our friends, our parish and the world. You are welcome to join us. ADORATION SCHEDULE: Monday & Friday: 8:30 am to 8:00 pm in Grotto. Tuesday: 8:30 am t...

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Parish Rosary Together | Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday @ 7pm
Parish Rosary Together Fr. Mike, Fr. Dominic and Fr. Bolivar invite you to join in the prayer of the Rosary. Join us on Zoom OR on the phone. Here are the details: Time: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday @ 7:00 PM    OPTION 1 > Join by computer Join Zoom Meeting by simply going to this site: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89130823753 Then enter Meeting ID: 891 3082 3753 If you do not know how to use Zoom, please contact Fr. Mike.    OPTION 2 >  Dial by phone Simply dial and call the number: ...

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