UNITY GALA FALL SPONSORSHIP DRIVE
 NOW THROUGH NOVEMBER 28!
Purchase your DIAMOND, RUBY, or SAPPHIRE sponsorship 
before   
November 28 
to have your name listed on the  Gala invitation!


ST. Albert the Great
Feast Day: November 15


St. Albert the Great, a doctor of the church, was born sometime before the year 1200.  He grew up in a small village called Lauingen, which still stands today in present day Bavaria.  He was a well-educated man, and attended the University of Padua. During his time there, he was greatly influenced by the writings of Aristotle and this would set a foundation for his own work.  In the year 1223, St. Albert had a miraculous encounter with the Blessed Virgin Mary. He was so moved with this encounter that he decided to become a member of the Dominican Order and began to study the teachings of the church.  He excelled in his studies and later became internationally recognized as a lecturer throughout his travels. St. Albert the Great was a deeply devout man and used prayer to mediate disputes between others. His impact on the Catholic Church was tremendous.  He and along with his most famous student, St. Thomas of Aquinas, succeeded in incorporating Aristotelian philosophy into the Christian West. These writings have a great influence in how we understand an immense amount of our Church's doctrine today. St. Albert the Great died on November 15, 1280 and was beatified in 1622 by Pope Gregory XV.  He is the patron saint of scientists.

~Sly Pydych


Prayer of the Week:

O Gracious God,

We give you thanks for your  overflowing generosity to us.
Thank you for the blessings of the food we eat 
and especially for this feast today.  
Thank you for our home and family and friends,
especially for the presence of those gathered here.  
Thank you for our health, our work and our play. 
Please send help to those who are hungry, alone, sick, 
and suffering war and violence.
Open our hearts to your love.  
We ask your blessing through Christ your son.

Amen.

 
Important Upcoming Dates!

November 15-16 - Shop Around: Building Blocks

November 15 - Dine Around: Potbelly

November 16 - Play Around: Day off School Fundraisers

November 17 - Giving Tree Tag Assembly

Novermber 22 - Thanksgiving Day Mass at 10am

December 1 - Men's Spitituality, 6:30a

December 2 - Breakfast with Santa

December 4, 11 & 18 - Nativity Nights

December 7 - Dine Around: Roti

December 7 - La Caccina Concert

December 15 - Men's Spirituality, 6:30a

December 16 - Parish Christmas Concert at 7pm

December 24 - Christmas Eve Nativity Mass at 4pm

December 25 - Christmas Day Masses at 9a & 11a

February 23 - Unity Gala


Dine Around: Potbelly
Dine Around Fundraiser at Potbelly a fter Parent Teacher Conferances! 
TODAY, November 15th from 4-7 pm
25% goes back to SJS
1422 W. Webster Ave
Shop Around: Building Blocks
Holiday Shopping at Building Blocks!   Earn 15-25% cash back for SJS when you shop Now through Friday, November 16th
Lakeview
3306 N Lincoln Ave or
Wicker Park
2130 W Division St
Play Around: 
Power Up Academy/Minecraft
Day Off School Fundraiser event TOMORROW, 
Nov 16th from 10a-12n.
Ages 7 and Up,  $35 with $15 going back to SJS!
Power Up Academy/Minecraft
2867 N Clybourn Ave
Play Around: 
Windy City Ninjas
Day Off School Fundraiser event TOMORROW,
Nov 16th  from  9a-12n. 
Ages 4.5+,  $50 with $10 going back to SJS!
Windy City Ninjas
2500 W Bradley Place
Giving Tree
Looking for a way to help others during the Holiday Season? The Giving Tree Committee will be making tags for the tree on Saturday, November 17th
in the rectory fireplace room at 1pm.
Then, on Saturday at 5pm Mass, the Giving Tree will be here! Please stop by the tree in the back of the church to chose a gift tag for someone in need.  Gifts are accepted until Friday, December 14th.
Breakfast With Santa
Breakfast with Santa is on Sunday, December 2nd, from 9a-12n in the school gym.
All proceeds benefit the St Josaphat Staff Bonus Fund!
Nativity Nights
 Nativity Nights are an opportunity for you to come and spend some time with Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration.  Join us Thursdays from 7-9pm  on December 4th, 11th 
and 18th.
The Eucharist will be present on the altar in the monstrance surrounded by candlelight. The lights in the church will be dimmed and there will be Advent music playing in the background. Father Francis will also be available for the sacrament of reconciliation in the church during this time.
You certainly don't have to spend the entire time in prayer - people will come and go throughout the evening. You can spend just a few minutes in prayer or as much time as you like. This is simply a time for you to be free of the hustle and bustle that can sometimes overtake the Christmas season and just spend a few minutes in quiet prayer with Jesus.
Dine Around: Roti
Dine Around at Roti for Lunch or Dinner from 
11 am-8 pm  on  Friday, December 7th
1000 W North Ave
20% goes back to SJS
Unity Gala
Join us on Saturday, February 23, 7pm at Moonlight Studios for an evening of celebration at our annual parish fundraiser. This year's event will feature cocktails, appetizers, an exciting Live Auction, and dancing! 
The Fall Sponsorship Drive: Now Through November 28!
Please consider a Sponsorship at the DIAMOND, RUBY, or SAPPHIRE Levels. Each level of Sponsorship includes:
-Two tickets to the event
-Reserved table seating
-Recognition on Unity Gala print collateral in the church, school, and at the event.
-Golden Tickets:
 DIAMOND includes 3,
RUBY includes 2,
SAPPHIRE includes 1. 
-Sponsorships purchased before November 28 will have their name listed on the Gala invitation!
-Tickets purchased before January 14 are $155, after January 14, tickets are $180
-GOLDEN raffle tickets can be purchased at $100 each and the winner of the drawing has a choice of ANY of the Live Auction Items, or $2500 CASH!
Purchase Sponsorships & Tickets HERE 
Questions? email: stephaniepall@gmail.com
Shop and Support
Shop Minted.com code: FUNDRAISEJOSAPHAT to save 15%, and 15% donated back to SJS

Recycle your floral vases - bring them to Ashland Addison Florist Co. for a donation to St. Josaphat!

Shop smile.amazon.com and select St. Josaphat Parish as your charitable organization, and St. Josaphat gets  5% on eligible items!

Shop sjs.shutterflystorefront.com and 
SJS gets 13%!

Thank you for your support!