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Entries for August 2021

Timothy Johnston | New Coordinator of Sacred Music & Liturgy
Dear Parishioners and Friends of Saint Mary’s and Our Lady of Lourdes, I am happy to share with you that Timothy Johnston has accepted my invitation to serve as our new part-time Coordinator of Sacred Music and Liturgy ad interim, overseeing all of our liturgies in English in both sites (Saint Mary’s and Our Lady of Lourdes). Timothy A. Johnston is an editor and liturgical training consultant for Liturgy Training Publications in Chicago, IL. He earned a master of arts in liturgical studies from St. John’s University, Minnesota and a master of arts in...

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REFLECTION from Fr. Don Woznicki

Posted on August 31, 2021 in: General News

REFLECTION from Fr. Don Woznicki
Are you anxious or worried about something?  Did you know that some saints were as prone to worry and anxiety as the rest of us are?  There are many things happening around us today to cause anxiety, great anxiety – The emergence of the COVID Delta Variant, vaccinations, the human tragedies in Afghanistan as a new government takes control, Hurricane Ida’s (strongest to make landfall in US) devastation on human lives and property.  It might seem like it’s the end of the world!  Each of us can have our own personal crisis or tragedies ...

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Young Adult Retreat > Hearts on Fire | September 4, 2021
YOUNG ADULT RETREAT Adoration, reflection, talks by Jesuit seminarians! All Young Adults (ages 20-39, or so)-- join us for a ‘Hearts on Fire’ retreat on Saturday, September 4th. Centered in the Heart of Jesus and inspired by Ignatian spirituality. To register please click here.    

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Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time | September 5, 2021
Lectionary: 128 Reading I Is 35:4-7a Thus says the LORD:     Say to those whose hearts are frightened:         Be strong, fear not!     Here is your God,         he comes with vindication;     with divine recompense         he comes to save you.     Then will the eyes of the blind be opened,         the ears of the deaf be cleared;     then will the lame leap like a ...

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Prayer Requests | September 5, 2021
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: Chicago Police Officer Carlos Yanez, Osmar and Marcela Rodriguez, Hector De León, Griffin Marks, Rod Reyes, Maria Estela Alvarez, Austreberta Escobar, Adolfo Ruiz Baca, Melissa Velazquez, Molly Morris, Alfredo Pinon, Rose Mueller, Lia Aspengren, and our parishioners who are ill or in nursing homes. FOR THE RECENTLY DECEASED: +Margie Crema (mother of Terese Herbig) +Chicago Police Officer Ella ...

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FORMED > Pick of the Week | Sept 5, 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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Young Adult Summer Social | August 28 @ 5:00pm
Saint Mary of the Lake and Our Lady of Lourdes invite all Young Adults to the next summer social event. Young Adults in their 20s and 30s are invited to join us for a barbecue hosted by Benjamin Valle on Saturday, August 28th at 5:00 PM! RSVP's are required. For more information please contact Katie Arnold at karnold1419@gmail.com. To RSVP please click here.  

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