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Entries for January 2021

Renew My Church Final Decision | Pastors' Statement
Pastors' Statement   Dear Parishioners,   Christ’s peace to you!   As part of Renew My Church, Cardinal Cupich announced this past Friday, January 22, 2021, his decision for our grouping of Saint Andrew, Saint Benedict, Saint Mary of the Lake, and Our Lady of Lourdes parishes.   In these decisions, Saint Andrew and Saint Benedict will remain separate parishes while establishing a covenant for ministry between them, with particular emphasis on evangelization and spiritual renewal. This decision builds ...

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Renew My Church | Bishop Bartosic, Follow up documents
Thank you for joining Bishop Bartosic and the Renew My Church teams as they shared Cardinal Cupich's decisions for the Wrigley Field Grouping. Let there peace on earth! Let it begin with me.         

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Rest in Peace | Deacon Daniel Patiño
Our beloved Deacon Daniel died on Sunday, January 17, 2021, after an extended illness. Our sympathies are with his family at this time:  The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the ability of friends and family to come together in person and grieve in typical ways. Arrangements are as follows:  Visitation: The family has asked for a visitation on Thursday, January, 21 at Our Lady of Lourdes church from 3pm - 7pm. Due to this pandemic, the visitation will be in keeping with the bounds of pandemic protocols and will follow these principles:   Atten...

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From Fr Mike Shanahan | Sunday, January 24, 2021
From Fr. Mike Shanahan, our Pastor The long-awaited weekend is finally here. Since last August, we have been involved in a major pastoral initiative referred to as Renew My Church. The overall intention of this pastoral initiative is to restore our parishes to vibrancy by re-organizing our resources. Parishes are combining. Priests and pastors are shifting their ways of operating in order to create unity among the neighboring parishes and vitalize our mission. Pastoral teams are joining forces. Readers here have heard a great deal about Renew My&...

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THIS WEEKEND | Collection for Church in Latin America
Your support for the Collection for the Church in Latin America allowed an emergency grant of $10,000 to support humanitarian aid to migrants in the diocese of Cucutá, Colombia in Feb. 2020. Located in the border, the diocese of Cucuta is a primary point of entry for fleeing Venezuelans who migrate to and through Colombia. In 2018 and 2019 the diocese was awarded three grants to assist with its migrant outreach programs. However, in 2020 the need became unprecedented. Two diocesan welcome centers for migran...

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Prayer Requests | January 24, 2021
FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL: Hector De León, Christine Finnerly, Marjorie Carmody, Clarita Nuñez, Lia Aspergren, Griffen Marks, Rod Reyes, Braden Aherm, Leticia Pensamiento, Heladia Aguirre, Cuberto Moctezumam, Aura Rizzo, Ana Karen Ojeda, Darwin & Veronica Samedro and our parishioners who are ill or in nursing homes. OUR DECEASED: Luis Perez, Deacon Daniel Patiño, Antonia Zepeda OUR YOUNG PEOPLE IN SERVICE: Daniel Baker, Jonathan Muñoz, Arnold Zumba, Sgt Adrian Cruz  

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The Baptism of the Lord | January 24, 2021
Third Sunday in Ordinary Time  Sunday of the Word of God Lectionary: 68 Reading I John 3:1-5, 10 The word of the LORD came to Jonah, saying: “Set out for the great city of Nineveh, and announce to it the message that I will tell you.” So Jonah made ready and went to Nineveh, according to the LORD’S bidding. Now Nineveh was an enormously large city; it took three days to go through it. Jonah began his journey through the city, and had gone but a single day’s walk announcing, “Forty days more and Nineveh shall be destroye...

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AWAKENING | ...the need for support became greater.
...the need for support became greater. When I first signed on to be part of the “Awakening” team, I was going to only help drive the marketing. Not only is Father Mike is my pastor, he’s my friend, and I’m always happy to help him with projects of his. Then 2020 began to do it’s 2020 thing, and we had to either reimagine the concert, or cancel. As we brainstormed, Father Mike asked me, “What if you sang something?” I told him I would be more useful if I focused on the marketing side of things. Over a f...

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Rosary for Life | January 22, 2021
ROSARY FOR LIFE Please join us to pray the rosary at Our Lady of Lourdes, to protect the unborn children. FRIDAY, JANUARY 22 We start with the 8 am Mass and we will pray the holy rosary until 11 am. No need to register online for this event, just leave your name and phone number when you enter the church. Sad Anniversary This coming Friday, January 22 is the 48th anniversary of the Roe V. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in our nation, any time during the nine months of a pregnancy. Over 60,000 ba...

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Our Lady of Suyapa | January 30 @ 6pm
The Honduran Community of Chicago Invites ALL to celebrate their Queen and Mother OUR LADY OF SUYAPA Saturday, January 30 @ 6:00 PM Celebrant: Fr. Mike Shanahan There is no social gathering after the Mass due to the pandemic. This is a bilingual Mass, please register online at ololchicago.org or call the rectory at 773- 561-2141 to register.

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