Liturgy News
July 19, 2021 - July 25, 2021
Family Picnic Photos
"Family Reunion Style"
Daily Mass: Monday - Friday at 8:15 am
  • Daily Mass: Monday through Friday, 8:15am. Presider for 7/21/21, is Fr. Ed Panek
  • Saturday, July 17, 5:00pm; presider is Fr. Quang Duc Dinh, SVD
  • Sunday, July 18, 8:30am; presider is Fr. Joe; with Parking Lot Participation
  • Sunday, July 18, 11:00am; presider is Fr. Ed Panek; with Live Stream
Sunday, July 25th, is the Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

1st Reading: 2 Kings 4:42-44
Psalm 145 
2nd reading: Ephesians 4:1-6
Gospel: John 6:1-15
This week from Wednesday afternoon until Saturday afternoon our parking lot and a portion of the back field will be used by a production company that is filming in the area. Parking will be impacted, but there will be plenty of space to park for our regular weekly activities. 

This production company has donated scholarships that will fund two St. Alphonsus students in exchange for the use of our space, so we are very grateful.

Please join us THIS Thursday, July 22nd, from 6-7:30pm in the choir space for another summer choir music night.

We welcome anyone in the parish who might be interested in joining the choir and would like to see what rehearsals are like.

It will be a fun night of singing and getting to know each other. All are welcome!
Care for our Common Home: 
Take Action with Laudato Si

The Laudato Si Action Platform is the Vatican's long-awaited program for putting Pope Francis' ecological encyclical into action throughout the Church. The pope is inviting all Catholics on a journey "to create the future we want: a more inclusive, fraternal, peaceful and sustainable world." Click here to learn more and pledge your commitment: 
Cyber Security: Protecting Yourself Online 

Free virtual event on Thursday, July 22, 7pm, sponsored by the Northwest Suburban Interfaith Council, of which St. Al’s is a member. 

Wheeling Police Department Crime Prevention Office, Scott Laverd, will touch on everything from infected computers, viruses, security breaches, phishing and vishing to scam emails and sim swapping. 

Email Richard Rosin at to receive the link for the event.
May St. Apollinaris, St. Lawrence of Brindisi, St. Mary Magdelane, St. Bridget, and St. Sharbel Makhlūf, intercede to God on your behalf this week.
A Morning Offering through St. Joseph
Receive me, dear and chosen Father, and the offering of every
movement of my body and soul, which I desire to present
through thee to my blessed Lord.
Purify all! Make all a perfect holocaust! May every pulsation
of my heart be a Spiritual Communion, every look and
thought an act of love, every action a sweet sacrifice,
every word an arrow of Divine love, every step
an advance toward Jesus, every visit to Our Lord as
pleasing to God as the errands of Angels, every thought
of thee, dear Saint, an act to remind thee that I am thy child.
I recommend to thee the occasions in which I usually fail,
particularly . . . [Mention these]. Accept each little devotion
of the day, though replete with imperfection, and offer it
to Jesus, Whose mercy will overlook all, since He
regards not so much the gift as the love of the giver.