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From Fr. Mike Shanahan | May 26, 2019
We recently successfully completed another year of Religious Education of First Communion and Confirmation Sacraments for many young people. We held retreats for them, as well as educational and faith enrichment opportunities for our parents and catechists. We are most grateful for, and we pray for our catechists and their coordinators Maria Erazo and Teodula Mondragon. They are example of what we mean by stewardship in a parish. They sacrificed hundreds of hours of their personal lives for the sake of sharing the faith with our young...

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Silver Jubilee Celebration | Fr. Dominic Vinh Ha
Celebrate Fr Dominic's 25th Anniversary of Religious Life  The Holy Sacrifice of the mass will be held at 5 p. m. on saturday, May 26th at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 4641 N Ashland Ave.  Reception immediately follows in the School Hall

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Prayer Circle Food Sale | Sunday, May 26
The Prayer Circle will have a sale of food to the benefit of the Parish on Sunday, May 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the School Hall.  Delicious dishes will be available for sale: Pozole, toast, beef tacos, tamales, chicken, rich sweets, custard, and fruit salad. Bring your family and friends!           

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PLEDGE REMINDER | To Teach Who Christ Is
Our parish was blessed to receive $582,940 in pledges during the campaign, which raise 30% of our goal. Thank you! As you know, Our Lady of Lourdes receives its share of campaign funds as pledges are paid. To date, $109,934 has been returned to us, and we have already directed these funds to add additional sections to the Church Tuckpointing Project. As more pledges are fulfilled, we will begin Church Interior Restoration work. Total pledges: $582,940 Total paid pledges: $178,549 Total returned to parish: $109,934 If you have qu...

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Lord, Hear Our Prayers

Posted on May 23, 2019 in: General News

Lord, Hear Our Prayers
FOR THOSE WHO ARE ILL: Osmar and Marcela Rodriguez, Francisco and Letty Garcia, Gloria Parayno, Ed Hannan, Nancy Coraretti, Salvador Zepeda, Gabriel Cabael, Armie Reyes, Gloria Flores, Hector De Leon, Laura Carrera, Suzette Samadi, Tristen Trayvilla, Samantha Johnson, Carolyn Farmby, Virgilia Uy, Emilio Mendoze, Ante Torlak and our parishioners who are ill or in nursing homes. OUR DECEASED: Deacon Miguel Valle, Edward Jankowski OUR YOUNG PEOPLE IN SERVICE: Daniel Baker, Jonathan Muñoz, Luis Daniel Vazquez, Richard Silva

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Day of Reflection | June 1, 10am > 4pm
The Divine Mercy Group of Our Lady of Lourdes invites you to a Day of Reflection. The Mercy and knowledge of God "I want more than sacrifice." -- Hosea 6:6 Fr. Michael Shanahan  and Fr. José Gregorio Garcia Saturday, June 1 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Pine Room of the Rectory 4640 N. Ashland Ave. There will be lunch. Voluntary donation apprectiated. 

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Registration for Religious Education | First Communion & Confirmation
Our Lady of Lourdes Parish 4641 N. Ashland Ave., 1st Floor - 773-275-2497 REGISTRATION for RELIGIOUS EDUCATION First Communion and Confirmation (two-year program per Sacrament) Office Days: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Saturday from 8:30 am to 12 noon Requirements: 1. Baptism Certificate 2. Birth Certificate 3. Health Record 4. First Communion Certificate (1st year of Confirmation)

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Pave the Way | Phase 3

Posted on May 23, 2019 in: General News

Pave the Way | Phase 3
This weekend we are officially starting Phase III of the Our Lady’s Garden Engraved Brick Project. For just $100, you can order a brick to honor loved ones, friends, teachers— someone who has made an impact on your life. It could also mark a significant event like a wedding or graduation. If you have not seen Our Lady’s Garden yet, please go there and see it as you leave church today. The engraved bricks surround the statue of our Blessed Mother on the west side of church and you can see it as you exit through ...

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RENEW MY CHURCH | Vicariate 2 Update
Every month in the Vicariate II newsletter, a piece on Renew My Church will be included. You can find additional information on RENEW MY CHURCH by visiting the website at https://www.renewmychurch.org What is Renew My Church? To address the challenges of our time, we are called by Jesus to rebuild. Renew My Church is a vision and strategic plan guiding our response to this call for renewal. This spiritual revitalization will reclaim what is most central and sacred to our faith and breathe new life into our methods of sharing the Gospel. In this way, we can peop...

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Divine Renovation | Sharing Group, February 17, 2019
DIVINE RENOVATION SHARING GROUP / RENEW MY CHURCH Divine Renovation is “an engaging guide for parishes seeking to cultivate communities of discipleship and vibrant, dynamic faith. Highly acclaimed for his work with parish renewal and the New Evangelization, Fr. James Mallon shares with us the many ways for bringing our parishes to life. Through humorous and colorful stories, Fr. Mallon challenges us to rethink our models of parish life, from membership-based communities to assemblies of disciples of Jesus who proclaim and share the good news with all peoples.&rdquo...

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Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, January 1 @ 9am
Holy Day of Obligation -- Bilingual Mass

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Cardinal's Letter | World Mission Sunday, October 21
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, In the Gospel reading for World Mission Sunday, Jesus reminds us to His mission to serve and "to give his life as a ransom for many" (Mark 10:45) Through Renew My Church, we embrace this mission in which He calls us to serve others and give new life in Christ. In celebrating World Mission Sunday, we as members of the Church in the Archdiocese of Chicago proclaim the life-giving presence of Jesus Christ throughout our world. The World Mission Sunday collection, celebrated worldwide on October 21, provides vital assist...

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San Lorenzo Mass, Rosary and Novena | September 27 @ 5:15
The Liwanag of Our Lady of Lourdes invites all to the 31st Anniversary of the Sainthood of  SAN LORENZO RUIZ DE MANILA  who is the first Filipino saint. The schedule of masses and Novenas are: September 20-21 (Thur-Fri)     @ 5:15pm        Mass is followed by Rosary and Novena September 22 (Sat)                  @ 4:00pm        Rosary and Novena followed by Mass September 23 (Sun)                 @ 11:00am&...

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Mercy and Mission Retreat | September 8
      

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FREE Virtus Session | August 18

Posted on August 16, 2018 in: General News

FREE Virtus Session | August 18
VIRTUS is the brand name that identifies best practices programs designed to help prevent wrongdoing and promote "rightdoing" within religious organizations. The VIRTUS programs empower organizations and people to better control risk and improve the lives of all those who interact with the Church. When: Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 9:00 am Where: 4641 N. Ashland Ave School, 1st Floor, Parking at Leland / Ashland Language: English Registration: Online www.virtus.org. Walk-ins are welcome 15 minutes earlier.

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Charismatic Prayer Group | Every Friday at 7pm
We invite you to join Our Lady of Lourdes Charismatic Prayer Group at their Friday night meetings in the Rectory Pine Room. Rosary Prayer starts at 7:00 p. m., followed by an hour of worship, praise, intercessory prayer and scripture sharing and then Christian fellowship. We usually have a mass in honor of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the first Friday of the month Please join us!

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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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Pave the Way! Deadline July 15
Phase II of the Our Lady's Garden project will resume the end of May. Purchasing a brick at just $100 will help raise much needed funds for our Church while giving you the opportunity to honor the people who have influenced your life - family, friends, teachers, priests, etc. Take a look at the courtyard on the West Lawn surrounding the statue of Our Lady. Start thinking of your message! Bricks are 4 x 7 inches with space for 3 lines, 13 characters per line. 

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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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VISIT TO SEVEN CHURCHES

Posted on March 02, 2018 in: General News

Holy Thursday is the feast that marks the end of Lent and the beginning of the Holy Triduum, which is Good Friday, Easter Vigil and Easter Sunday. At this Mass of the Lord’s Supper, Catholics remember the Passover meal, when Jesus instituted the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist by sharing bread and wine with His disciples, saying, “Do this in memory of Me.” At the end of the Holy Thursday Mass, the Eucharist is placed on a temporary “altar of repose” away from the sanctuary. It is customary for the faithful to process together to this altar and spend time in quiet prayer and adoration....

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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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DAY OF PRAYER FOR UNBORN CHILDREN

Posted on January 18, 2018 in: General News

MONDAY, JANUARY 22 DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE LEGAL PROTECTION OF THE UNBORN CHILDREN ROSARY FOR LIFE Please join us in a nine-hour rosary novena at Our Lady of Lourdes, on the 45th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade We start with the 8 am Mass and we will pray the holy rosary on the hour until 5 pm. We conclude with the 5:15 pm Mass. Refreshments will be provided. Contact Marjorie Carmody for more information at 773-989-1849.  

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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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Epiphany of the Lord | January 7
On Christmas we celebrated the birth of the Jesus, the Messiah, and a descendant of King David —the renowned Jewish king. “In celebrating the Epiphany we celebrate the Good News breaking out’ beyond the boundaries of Israel, and being made known to all the peoples of the world— to every tribe, and tongue and people and nation. So, we celebrate the Savior who comes to the Gentiles. This is symbolized by the three wise men, who came from the East to welcome and worship Him. Epiphany means ‘revealed’. But what is it, exactly, that is reve...

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To Teach Who Christ Is Campaign

Posted on November 16, 2017 in: General News

Dear Parishioners, Thank you again for all the pledges towards this great archdiocesan campaign. Now is the time when we have to send our contributions towards it. Our goal at Our Lady of Lourdes is $410,000. We will receive 60% of the funds raised. We will also receive 100% of any funds should we exceed our goal that will be directed to tuckpointing, painting and towards religious education technology and enhancements. If you have questions you can call 312-534-8500 regarding your pledge and if you don’t remember where to send your donation, the address is:  ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO GIFT PROCESSING...

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SAVE THE DATE | Annual Dinner Dance | February 10, 2018
Click now https://www.givecentral.org/location/104/category/334  to buy tickets or to donate. Our Lady of Lourdes Church will host her 17th Annual Dinner Dance on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Holiday Inn North Shore in Skokie. We expect more than 350 guests, who enjoy this dinner, dancing, a live auction and so much more. Our goal is to raise $40,000. This is only possible with your generous support.   Our Lady of Lourdes is celebrating 126 years of service on 2018! There are many ways to support Our Lady of L...

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