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RENEW MY CHURCH | Zoom Meeting MONDAY, December 7, 2020
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish RENEW MY CHURCH 101 ALL PARISHIONERS to a zoom meeting known as Renew My Church As of Today. The purpose of this meeting is to provide information about the entire process. It is an opportunity to ask questions or share concerns with Fr. Mike. The meeting will be conducted in English and Spanish as needed. If you do not use computers, please use the feature that allows a person to dial in on the phone to hear the meeting. Date: Monday, December 7 @ 7 pm To attend the Zoom meeting: Meeti...

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From Fr Mike Shanahan | Sunday, December 7, 2020
From Fr. Mike Shanahan, our Pastor One of the things I enjoy doing is reading reflections about the Gospels from various Scripture scholars. John Shea is a master storyteller and always among the first I explore in trying to understand the importance of a scriptural message. I was inspired by his reflection on the nature of Jesus as the Teacher. Jesus would use any encounter or situation for the purpose of bringing a person to a “higher consciousness.” I might simply describe “higher consciousness” as a deeper way of thinking and understandin...

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Prayer Requests | December 7, 2020

Posted on December 02, 2020 in: General News

Prayer Requests | December 7, 2020
FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL: Alfredo and Omaira Mahe, Hector De León, Aura Rizzo, Christine Finnerly, Miriam Pureco, Marjorie Carmody, Clarita Nuñez, Maria Crespo, Deacon Daniel Patiño, Lia Aspergren, Griffen Marks, Rod Reyes, Martha Lopez Elias, Braden Aherm, Leticia Pensamiento, Heladia Aguirre, and our parishioners who are ill or in nursing homes. OUR DECEASED: Armando Suyosa, William Bolletta, Mary Thornton OUR YOUNG PEOPLE IN SERVICE: Daniel Baker, Jonathan Muñoz, Arnold Zumba

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Readings for December 7, 2020

Posted on December 02, 2020 in: General News

Readings for December 7, 2020
Second Sunday of Advent Lectionary: 5 Reading 1  IS 40:1-5, 9-11 Comfort, give comfort to my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her service is at an end, her guilt is expiated; indeed, she has received from the hand of the LORD double for all her sins. A voice cries out: In the desert prepare the way of the LORD! Make straight in the wasteland a highway for our God! Every valley shall be filled in, every mountain and hill shall be made low; the rugged land shall be made a plain, the rough country, a ...

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CANCELLATION | Our Lady of Guadalupe Activities at the Shrine in Desplaines
The celebrations of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at the Shrine on Dec 11 & 12 are cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic.  Additionally, to help protect the health and safety of all, no pilgrimages to the Shrine will be permitted.  Faithful are encouraged to celebrate this very important feast day in the safety of their own homes.  We also encourage pilgrims to consider making their pilgrimage to the shrine when the threat level has subsided.      

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Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration | December 9 > December 11
The Guadalupano Group of our Parish invites everyone to a Triduun in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe to be celebrated in the evenings from Dec. 9—11 at 7:00 p.m. in our church. No need to register online for this event. The celebration on Saturday, December 12, Feast of Our lady of Guadalupe is as follows: 5:00 am > Mañanitas (Mariachis songs 5:30 am > Holy Rosary (Spanish) 6:00 am > Dawn Mass (Spanish) (There will not be a bilingual Mass at 6:00 pm today) 7:00 pm Mass of the Roses (Spanish) Please remember that we cannot have ...

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Retirement Fund for Religious Collection | Dec 13 & 14
        Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, During the weekend of Dec. 13 - 14, our parishes will hold the Retirement Fund for Religious collection, an an- nual appeal that benefits some 30,000 senior sisters, brothers and religious order priests. In his letter to the Galatians, St. Paul urges us to remain steadfast in helping others: “Let us not grow tired of do- ing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give.” (Gal. 6:9). During these unprecedented times, many are hurting and need our assistance, i...

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Simbang Gabi | December 18 @ 6pm

Posted on December 02, 2020 in: General News

Simbang Gabi | December 18 @ 6pm
Simbang Gabi is a Filipino Christmas tradition. It is a series of nine dawn masses on the days leading up to Christmas.  More details to follow!  How Did Simbang Gabi Begin? This tradition was introduced by the Spanish friars to allow the farmers to hear mass before going to the fields early in the morning. The masses can start as early as 4 in the morning. Simbang Gabi is also known by its popular Spanish name, Misa de Gallo, or "Mass of the Rooster.'' In the olden days, the church bells start ringing as early as three o' cl...

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Christmas Mailing List

Posted on December 02, 2020 in: General News

Christmas Mailing List
Remember those who have influenced your life—in you prayers, cards and letters Following are addresses of some B.V.M sisters and the priests who were here: Sr. Emelyn Malecki - 1401 W. Roosevelt Rd. #201, Chicago, IL 60608 Rev. Juan Luis Andrade - Our Lady of the Mount, 2414 South 61st Street, Cicero, IL 60804 Rev. Sebastian Bukenya— St. Bridget Parish, 4735 Cass Street, San Diego CA 92019 Rev. Richard Bulwith - St. Benedict Home 6930 W. Touhy, Niles IL 60714 Rev. Diego Cadavid - St. Donatus, 1939 Union St., Blue Island, IL 60406 ...

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NOVENA for Renew My Church | Our Lady of Untier (Undoer) of Knots
Unfailing Novena to Our Lady Untier (Undoer) of Knots A wonderful nine-day prayer to Our Lady. This is Pope Francis' favorite Novena. One of the fastest growing Marian Devotions in the world. All parish prayer groups, parishioners and friends are invited to pray and reflect on the true meaning of this novena during these days of Renew My Church. Mary shows us the way of trust in God in times of transition. This novena is a personal and powerful, extraordinary one-to-one prayer to Our Lady who opens the path of acceptance and understanding to the importance of l...

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Soup Kitchen Donation Request | Christmas Gifts
Our Christmas Soup Kitchen Dinner will be on Wednesday, Dec. 16. We are asking for donations of new winter clothes, gloves, socks and underwear (long johns) in sizes for men in sized L to XXL, and women sizes S to XL. Please mark the package for man or woman and indicate the size. We will start the drop off on Nov. 22nd in boxes placed behind the candles on St. Joseph’s Altar. The last gift collection will be Sunday, Dec 13. If you prefer to drop it at the rectory remember that now the rectory closes at 5 pm...

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Parish Stewardship | Thank YOU for your continued contribution
We thank you for your continued contributions to the parish during these past months. We know there are significant challenges for most of our parishioners in these times. And these have been very difficult days for all the parishes in regard to finances. We are exploring many ways to manage the substantial decrease in contributions due to COVID-19. One easy way to do so: CLICK HERE to give electronically Or text “DONATE" to 773-900-5311. Or drop your envelope in the slot in the rectory door at any time. Thank you and Go...

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Renew My Church | IMPORTANT UPDATE
Renew My Church: Parish Conversation to Discuss our Future As Jesus Christ calls us to constantly renew His Church, we must be prepared to lend our voice and efforts to the possible ways in which we bring about that needed renewal. Included here is a summary of where we are today, but much more will be shared in our next parish meeting. Please come to learn more and share your feedback and input. Process Overview Renewal requires envisioning, planning, and new means to bring Jesus Christ to others. There are nearly 100 groupings of parishes and schools across the Arc...

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Renueva mi Iglesia | ACTUALIZACION IMPORTANTE
Renueva mi Iglesia: Conversación parroquial para discutir nuestro futuro Como Jesucristo nos llama a renovar constantemente su Iglesia, debemos estar preparados para prestar nuestra voz y esfuerzos a las posibles formas en que llevemos a cabo esa necesaria renovación. Aquí se incluye un resumen de la situación actual, pero se compartirá mucho más en nuestra próxima reunión parroquial. Por favor, venga para obtener más información y compartir su retroalimentación y sus opiniones. Resumen del proceso La renovación requiere visión, planificación y nuevos medios para lle...

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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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