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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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Holy Hour & Confessions

Posted on July 27, 2021 in: General News

Holy Hour & Confessions
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.     

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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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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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