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From Fr Mike Shanahan | Sunday, February 28, 2021
The Transfiguration of Our Lord. We come to the Second Sunday of Lent as the disciples are coming to truly see and understand who exactly is Jesus of Nazareth. He is the Son of God. The message from the heavens is appropriate for all disciples. See that He is the “beloved Son” and “listen to him”. We listen to his words of course. But we also listen by watching his actions. The Lenten Season allows us the opportunity to take a closer look at the actions of Christ so that we come to know him. Our intention is to know him that ...

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Welcome to The Search | Lenten Study each week
The Search is an innovative video series that tackles the key questions of every human heart. In seven beautifully filmed episodes, Chris Stefanick and experts from multiple fields of science, medicine, psychology, art, and religion examine our place in the larger story of existence. Whether you are a practiced inquirer or a jaded skeptic, The Search will speak to you. You may reassured by some parts, and challenged by others. Either way, you’ll find a lot here to think about. And when all is said and done, life’s ...

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AWAKENING CONCERT | Goal Achieved!

Posted on February 24, 2021 in: General News

AWAKENING CONCERT | Goal Achieved!
The AWAKENING Concert Premiere Is Over and the Goal Has Been Achieved — We Have Been Blessed! Our goal was $50,000. We have collected $56,188. Thank you so much to each individual who donated to this concert benefiting Our Lady of Lourdes' Soup Kitchen and other ministries during this difficult time. The concert will remain posted on our YouTube page for you to enjoy again and again. It is also a reminder that we will continue to accept donations along with your continued prayers.  Why?  Hunger (when you don’t...

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Prayer Requests | February 28, 2021

Posted on February 24, 2021 in: General News

Prayer Requests | February 28, 2021
FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL: Hector De León, Christine Finnerly, Marjorie Carmody, Clarita Nuñez, Lia Aspergren, Griffen Marks, Rod Reyes, Braden Aherm, Leticia Pensamíento, Cuberto Moctezuma, Aura Rizzo and our parishioners who are ill or in nursing homes. OUR DECEASED:   OUR YOUNG PEOPLE IN SERVICE: Daniel Baker, Jonathan Muñoz, Arnold Zumba, Sgt Adrian Cruz  

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Second Sunday of Lent | February 28, 2021
Lectionary: 26 Reading I Gn 22:1-2, 9a, 10-13, 15-18 God put Abraham to the test. He called to him, “Abraham!” “Here I am!” he replied. Then God said: “Take your son Isaac, your only one, whom you love,  and go to the land of Moriah. There you shall offer him up as a holocaust  on a height that I will point out to you.” When they came to the place of which God had told him,  Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. Then he reached out and took the knife to slaughter his son. But the LORD...

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COVID-19 Updates | Matt Martin, 47th Ward Alderman
COVID-19 UPDATES While Gov. Pritzker announced this week that the state would expand vaccine eligibility to those under 65 with certain medical conditions, Mayor Lightfoot said the city would not yet expand eligibility. “At this time we are not supplied with enough doses that would allow us to expand eligibility in these phases,” the Mayor said in a press release. “Doing so in Chicago and Cook County would add well over one million additional people to 1B, and the result would be that those current eligible, in...

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Lenten Activities

Posted on February 17, 2021 in: General News

Lenten Activities
Masses and Adoration (please give name as you enter). Our Masses will remain in their usualschedule. Adoration We have Adoration on Tuesdays until 11  am after the Mass, and on Thursdays until 8 pm after the 6:30 pm Mass Stations of the Cross (BILINGUAL)  6 PM Fridays in Lent (Please give names as you enter). No communal procession. People will remain in the pews. Sacrament of Reconciliation 5:15 PM Saturdays during Lent. In Church. Current confessional is located in sanctuary on east side near statue of the Blessed M...

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Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowls

Posted on February 17, 2021 in: General News

Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowls
CRS’ Rice Bowl program benefits those overseas, at home suffering from hunger, poverty  The ministry of Pastoral Migratoria at Our Lady of Lourdes has been collaborating with Catholic Relief Services in response to the increase of world hunger caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, CRS is working with partners to provide emergency food rations in more than 30 countries as well promoting COVID-19 prevention. awareness. “The donations from CRS Rice Bowl allow families everywhere to overcome the hurdles placed in fr...

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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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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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Simbang Gabi | December 18 @ 6pm

Posted on December 17, 2020 in: General News

Simbang Gabi | December 18 @ 6pm
  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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Remember our Beloved Deceased > 2019 - 2020
John Alanis Robert Jenkins Leticia De Mesa Nancy Benavides Carol De La Cruz Francisco Garcia Jose Rivera Jose Angel Gutierrez Eduardo Rizzo Amando Veranga Ricardo Roxas

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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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It is with deep sadness that we announce that our former pastor, Fr. James Colleran died last Saturday. The funeral arrangements are as follows: Thursday, June 7 St. Ignatius 6559 N. Glenwood Ave Chicago IL 60626 Visitation: 9 am to 11 am Mass at 11 am   Please note that our offices will be closed this Thursday morning to allow our staff to attend the funeral services.

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Liturgy Meeting in May

Posted on May 18, 2018 in: General News

Attention All Coordinators! The new date is on Saturday, May 26 at 11:30 am in the Pine Room. Fr. Bolivar Molina Reunión de Liturgia en Mayo Atención Coordinadores! La nueva fecha es el Sábado 26 a las 11:30 am en el Salón de los Pinos. Padre Bolivar Molina

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El Grupo Divina Misericordia de Nuestra Señora de Lourdes Los Invita a una Mañana de Reflexión Con Jesús y María Tema: LA FAMILIA Sábado 2 de Junio de 9:30 am a 3 pm En el Hall de la Escuela Padre José Gregorio Garcia y el Diácono Pablo Habrá Almuerzo. Pueden traer a su hijos. Donación voluntaria.

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Fr. Dominic will be out of town in Viet Nam during his anniversary month, so plans for a celebration have not yet been finalized. In the meantime, we wanted to mark this moment by repeating his comments published in the bulletin when he came to Our Lady of Lourdes 2 years ago. "In 1975, when I entered the seminary, we had to study theology and philosophy “under the table” due to the restriction of the communist government which didn’t want to have any more priests. In 1988, I went to the United States and was sponsored to the city of Savannah, GA. From there, I went to New York Seminary in 1989 wo...

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WELCOME TO HOLY HILL, WISCONSIN PILGRIMAGE ON SATURDAY JUNE 30, 2018 (8:00 am to 6:00 pm) The Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary Help of Christians at Holy Hill 1525 Carmel Road, Hubertus, Wisconsin 53033   Mark your calendar. We welcome all to Our Lady of Lourdes Pilgrimage. Please fill out the form and invite your families, relatives and friends and join us ($40 donation for a bus ticket with air conditioning and food). Please contact our parish rectory (773- 561-2141) or Pilgrimage Committee (773-220-7787). Last registration day: June 20, 2018  

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 We are calling the coordinators of ALL the GROUPS of the parish to attend a planning meeting with Fr. Bolivar and Fr. Dominic on TUESDAY, MAY 8 at 7 PM in the RECTORY. Estamos llamando a los coordinadores de TODOS los GRUPOS de la parroquia para que asistan a la reunión de planeamiento con los Padres Bolivar y Dominic el MARTES 8 de MAYO, 7 PM en la RECTORIA.  

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Monday, May 14 at 7 pm. In Church Lunes, Mayo 14 a las 7 pm En la Iglesia Please bring flowers to offer to our loving Mother. Por favor traigan flores para ofrecerlas a nuestra Madre amorosa.  

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Women's Center Flower Sale

Posted on May 04, 2018 in: General News

Flowers are a Mother’s favorite! On Saturday, May 12 & Sunday, May 13, representatives of the Women’s Center will sell beautiful bouquets of fresh-cut flowers after all the masses. Choose the perfect bouquet from a variety of colors and assortments. Hydrangea Bouquet—$30 Roses & Daisies—$15 Mixed Floral Bouquet—$10 Carnation Bouquet—$10 Proceeds will be used to help young women facing a crisis emergency situation and in need of assistance. Please support this life-saving work of The Women’s Center of the Greater Chicagoland. Let us celebrate the gift of life...

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PLEASE PRAY FOR:

Posted on April 12, 2018 in: General News

OUR SICK: Carlos Perez, Linda Galeno, Luis Bucio, Ed Hannan, Sheilagh Kennedy, Hugo Carrera, Aura & Eduardo Rizzo, Nancy Coraretti, Tina Martinez, Melinda Mesin, Marcos Soloriano, Armie Reyes, Gloria Parayno, Rafael Jimenez, Hector De Leon, Laura Carrera, Karen & Nicolette Shuty, Gabriel Cabael, Alejandra Ronco, Carmen Avila, Gloria Garduño and our parishioners who are ill or in nursing homes. OUR DECEASED: Miguel Cano, Maria Szimon OUR YOUNG PEOPLE IN SERVICE: Daniel Baker, Jonathan Muñoz, Luis Daniel Vazquez, Richard Silva  

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VENTA DE COMIDA / FOOD SALE

Posted on April 12, 2018 in: General News

De nuestros Ministros de Eucaristía ...By our Hispanic Euch. Ministers Domingo 22 de Abril / Sunday, April 22 School Hall 8 am—4 pm   Deliciosos antojitos mexicanos. Habrá pozole, mole rojo, menudo, flautas, taquitos, pambazos guanagustense, chichitos y chanoy ecuatoriano. Tendremos sabrosos postres.... Very tasty deserts. También tendremos Lotería o Bingo. ¡Todos están invitados! All are welcome!  

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From the Soup Kitchen …

Posted on April 12, 2018 in: General News

THANK YOU very much for the wonderful support of the volunteers who are working at our Soup Kitchen every week! We are blessed with help right now. The ministry could also use donations right now of supplies ( i.e., small 6 oz. bowls , 6 in. plates, plastic utensils, paper napkins, 8 in. coffee cups, etc.) or monetary funds to help our supply budget. I cannot thank enough all of you who keep our Soup Kitchen going strong every Wednesday. God bless you, Bill Thome S. K. Coordinator  

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 Fr. Dominic Vin Ha is offering a Lenten retreat open to Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Ushers, etc. of our parish. ALL ARE WELCOME!! Please come next SUNDAY, MARCH 18 to the Rectory PINE ROOM. Starts at 12:30 pm and will finish at 3:00 pm. No need to register. Come one, come ALL! 

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An Invitation for Palm Sunday

Posted on March 02, 2018 in: General News

The Brotherhood of Jesus of Nazareth invites all parishioners of Lourdes to join them at the procession of our Lord on Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 3 pm to 9 pm. Donation of the turns is $5.00 For more information please call Antonio Diaz at 773-510-7393.  

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we have for you different opportunities for praying and reflecting on God’s loving mysteries. On Thursdays, Fr. Dominic will have a short Lenten Reflection after the 5:15pm mass; everyone is welcomed to attend. On Tuesdays at 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Fr. Bolivar is teaching a Bible Class on the Gospel of Saint Mark in Spanish. Every Friday, we have Stations of the Cross at 5:45pm in English and 7:00pm in Spanish. Our parish Reconciliation will be Monday, March 19 at 7:00pm – 8:00pm.

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YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE INVITED TO DELICIOUS HOMEMADE FOOD. USTED Y SU FAMILIA ESTÁN INVITADOS A LA DELICIOSA VENTA DE COMIDA. SUNDAY / DOMINGO MARCH 11 8:30 AM— 4:00 PM SCHOOL HALL

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LENTEN OPPORTUNITIES

Posted on February 22, 2018 in: General News

It is not so much what we give up during Lent, as what we do! • Daily Masses, 8 am and 5:15 p.m. • Recitation of the Rosary • Visits to the Grotto for Adoration. • Stations of the Cross on Friday, 5:45 p.m. • Confession—Saturday, 4:30 p.m. • Re-discover the Bible and the joy of spiritual reading in the four Gospels. • Help the needy by donating food to the Community Pantry. (Put items in container outside the Grotto door.) • Offer your help at our Soup Kitchen on Wednesdays, 3:30—8:0...

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Saturday February 17 at 3:00 pm in the school hall. The event will include prayer (Children's Rosary) story time, family movie(Bernadette, the Princess of Lourdes) music,and crafts. Refreshments will be provided. For more information call Darwin Sampedro at 312 956-1150   La Parroquia de Nuestra Señora de Lourdes: Los invita a un Evento Familiar Sabado 17 de Febrero a las 3:00 pm en el Hall de la escuela El evento incluirá oración ( Rosario de niños) lectura de la historia de Lourdes, una película (Bernadita, la Princesa de Lourdes) música y manualidades. Ofreceremos refrescos. Por más i...

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Dinner Dance Ticket Price Increases after January 31st
Deadline is January 31st. At the stroke of midnight, a dinner dance ticket will cost $75 instead of $65. You can get your ticket now before it's too late by clicking here: https://www.givecentral.org/location/104/category/334   JOIN THE FUN!   Come and enjoy the camaraderie and fellowship of parishioners, friends and alumni.  Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in this year’s Live Auction with items including a stay at a Florida Condo, Dinner for 8 Presented by our Parish Priests and a remarkable pair of beautifu...

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Our Dinner Dance Committee has announced that this weekend will be COMMITMENT WEEKEND! They are going ALL OUT to make sure that everyone who comes to church this weekend knows that our biggest annual fundraiser is only 3 WEEKS away. Here's what going on: Speak at all masses Set up tables for all masses Sell Dinner Dance Tickets at all masses Sell Raffle Tickets at all masses assemble an honor guard for our statues prizes at all masses Here's why a commitment from everyone is important: So that we will always have mass on weekends So that our children will ...

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