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From Fr. Mike Shanahan | January 12, 2020
“The true joy in life is working toward a purpose that you recognize to be a mighty one.” This paraphrase of George Bernard Shaw captures an important image for the Catholic Church these days. Today’s Gospel tells us what it means to bring Christ into your life. First of all, John the Baptist was never about his own interests, agenda, honor or fame. He was not trying to look great to everyone around. He also was not sitting back doing nothing. He was on fire for Christ because he knew deep in his heart that...

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Prayer Requests | January 12, 2020
FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL: Osmar and Marcela Rodriguez, Asuncion Patiño, Francisco and Letty Garcia, Ed Hannan, Nancy Coraretti, Armie Reyes, Gabriel Cabael, Gloria Flores, Hector De Leon, Raquel Esmeralda, Matilde Narvaez, Mucio Aguilar, Marjorie Carmody, Alfredo Mahe, Blaine Lisner, Mary Lou Thompson, Ana Perez, Familia Ortiz Octavo, Bertha Bautista and our parishioners who are ill or in nursing homes. OUR DECEASED: Nancy Benavides, Manuel Yuquilima OUR YOUNG PEOPLE IN SERVICE: Daniel Baker, Jonathan Muñoz, Luis Daniel Vazquez, Richard Sil...

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Mass honoring Black Christ of Esquipulas | January 15 @ 7pm
Join our many parishioners and friends from Guatemala at Our Lady of Lourdes Church as we honor the Black Christ of Esquipulas.  Tribute to Dona Catalina Garcia who for more than 40 years promoted the faith in the Black Christ. Wednesday, January 15, 2020 @ 7pm at Our Lady of Lourdes 4640 N Ashland Ave, Chicago The mass of the Lord of Esquipulas in the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes is not only an act that is a religious or traditional, it is a meeting of the Central Americas, the brotherhood from Mexico and many other countries....

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