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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 America is very different from church. At the same time there are some common denominators when an organization goes through significant change. The hope of renewal and new vi...

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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 OUR YOUNG PEOPLE IN SERVICE: Daniel Baker, Jonathan Muñoz, Arnold Zumba, Sgt Adrian Cruz  

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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 meeting with them, he enjoined them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for “the promise of the Father about which you have heard me speak; for John baptized with wat...

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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 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 | May 16, 2021
Report of collections since May 9, 2021  

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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 preparation for their child. A $50.00 dep...

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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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