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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...
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 ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
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...
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 email@example.com. To RSVP please click here.
Join us this Thursday evening for a Holy Hour and Reconciiiation starting at 7:00pm at St. Mary of the Lake.
Please note the regularly scheduled confessions have been moved to Thursdays at 7pm and Saturdays at 9:30am at Saint Mary of the Lake and on Saturday evenings at 5:15pm at Our Lady of Lourdes.
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:
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:
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.
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...
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' clock, waking people up so they can get ready for the four o'clock dawn mass. The Roman Catholic churches across the nation start to open their doors ...
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