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Reflections from our Resident Priest
For What Are You Hungry Today? Fr. Vince Costello Did you ever have the experience of just having a taste for something specific? Often we don’t know why this occurs, but we just have a taste for some thing. Most of the time this desire is prompted in part by the fact that it’s almost mealtime, and our stomachs are talking to us. However, even when they’re not, every now and then we just have a taste for some thing specific. We are not just generically hungry; we desire tacos, the leftover pizza in the refrigerator, bacon and eggs, or mom’s fav...

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JOIN US THIS SUNDAY | July 25th @ 7pm
Saint Mary of the Lake and Our Lady of Lourdes Parish will join St. Andrew Parish and St. Benedict Parish in hosting this summer’s Conversations in the Courtyard! This event will be outdoors in the “courtyard” of the parish. Join us for a speaker presentation, reflection, and conversation with others. The dates hosted at Saint Mary of the Lake are the following Sunday evenings at 7:00pm: July 25th - August 29th - September 12th - September 26th Free food and drinks will be provided. Stay tuned for more information! Questions? Contact Ma...

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Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time | July 25, 2021
Lectionary: 110 Reading I 2 Kgs 4:42-44 A man came from Baal-shalishah bringing to Elisha, the man of God, twenty barley loaves made from the firstfruits, and fresh grain in the ear.  Elisha said, “Give it to the people to eat.”  But his servant objected, “How can I set this before a hundred people?”  Elisha insisted, “Give it to the people to eat.”  “For thus says the LORD, ‘They shall eat and there shall be some left over.’”  And when they had eaten, there was some left ov...

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Prayer Requests

Posted on July 21, 2021 in: General News

Prayer Requests
The following are prayer requests we have received from the Saint Mary of the Lake and Our Lady of Lourdes community. Please keep them in your prayers. FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL: Osmar and Marcela Rodriguez, Hector De León, Christine Finnerly, Marjorie Carmody, Griffin Marks, Rod Reyes, Maria Estela Alvarez, Drew Dunker, Austreberta Escobar, Adolfo Ruiz Baca, Melissa Velazquez, Molly Morris, and our parishioners who are ill or in nursing homes. OUR DECEASED: Manuel Rosendo, Genevieve Selep, Jose Pilar Casas, Armando Suyosa, Helen Scott O...

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FORMED > Pick of the Week | July 25, 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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Join on Wednesday Nights! ALL ARE WELCOME!
The Prayer Course is an eight-week series featuring dynamic talks via video, small group discussion, and prayer exercises that will help you to deepen your prayer life. We will explore topics such as: Why Pray? And several different types of prayer including Adoration, Petition, Intercession, and Contemplation, as well as – What About When our Our Prayer Goes Unanswered? This course will be facilitated via Zoom on Wednesdays nights at 7 PM.  The program is FREE, and all are encouraged to participate! For more info contact Darlene Kelly at dkelly@sain...

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YOUNG ADULT SUMMER WITH THE SAINTS | July 27@7pm
Summer with the Saints meets every other week during the summer, the young adult community will meet virtually to discuss some of our favorite spiritual figures. Led by young adults, we’ll offer brief readings about some of our favorite saints and then meet to discuss their lives and legacies. Join us! All are welcome! The next Summer with the Saints will be on Tuesday, July 27th at 7 PM. Use this link to join the conversation: https://luc.zoom.us/j/88424058059. For more information about this and other Young Adult events, pleas...

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JOIN THE BOOK CLUB | Aug 5 & Aug 12 @ 7pm
The Book Group will be reading To Dare the Our Father by John Shea. We have all said this prayer throughout our lives, this book explores how praying the Our Father informs our thinking, feeling, willing, and acting? How does it become for us a transformative spiritual practice?  The group will meet for discussion on Thursdays, August 5 and August 12 at 7pm. Watch announcements for location of the meeting. 

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Pathways Toward Peace | SAVE THE DATE
Pathways Toward Peace will be holding a special prayer service on Sunday, August 29th at 4:00 PM to recognize the suffering the First Nations/Native Americans, please stay tuned for more details. Pathways Toward Peace is a ministry that began in response to the murder of George Floyd in 2020. The group began meeting to discuss issues of race and inequality, and how they affect our community. The group has been meeting via Zoom, and has hosted several events including a family-friendly Black Lives Matter rally, movie nights, and guests lecturers. ...

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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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