Liturgy News
September 20, 2021 - September 26, 2021
  • Daily Mass: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - Fr. Joe Le
  • Daily Mass: Wednesday, 9/22 - Fr. Joji Thanugundla
is the Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
  • Saturday, September 18, 5:00pm; Fr. Ed Panek
  • Sunday, September 19, 8:30am; Fr. Joe Le; with Parking Lot Participation
  • Sunday, September 19, 11:00am; Fr. Joe Le; with Live Stream
Announcements
Religious Education - click photo for details
Religious Education classes begin soon.

Workbooks will be available for pickup Sunday, 9/26,
10am to 1pm

Classes begin Sunday, 10/3 

Please remember:
  • To receive First Communion, students must complete grades 1 and 2
  • To be Confirmed, students must complete grades 7 and 8 

Registration is open and can be done through the website https://saintalphonsusph.org/religious-education-grades-k-8. 

Catechists and catechists aides are still needed. Please see the bulletin for more information.
CATECHISTS Blessing Next Weekend
At the September 25th and 26th Masses a blessing will be given to all who are involved in teaching the faith, including catechists, teachers, bible study leaders, and RCIA team members. At the 11am Mass on Sunday, September 26th, an additional blessing will be given to all Religious Education and School families as a way to kick off this new year of growing in our faith. Please join us for these special blessings.
Take a fall drive over to
Loyola University’s Lakeshore Campus on Sheridan Road in Chicago to experience the traveling display of:
Angels Unawares
“a traveling sculpture depicting the plight of migrants and refugees.” 

Or view it digitally at https://stories.luc.edu/angelsunawares
Vicariate 1 is offering a free workshop entitled Understanding Pandemic Losses and How to Support Others through Their Loss on
Tuesday, October 5, 7-8:30pm at Church of the Holy Spirit Parish in Schaumburg.
It is free to all parishioners and staff - but please register (link below)

The speaker is Amy Florian 
For more information and to register, below is the link on the Vicariate 1 website:  
Wednesday evening Bible Study will begin gathering in-person on September 22 at 7:00 PM in Burke Hall.

This six-week study will focus on Philippians using Dr. Tim Gray’s series through Formed.org and will be co-lead by Brad Vallem and Joe Cotugno. 
The cost for the study guide is $10.00.

Please contact Brad Vallem at bsvallem@aol.com, cell 847-714-2574, or the parish office if you are interested. We will be covid compliant for the in-person gathering. We hope to make a virtual session available for anyone who is interested in participating that way.
May Sts. Andrew Kim Tae-Gŏn and Paul Chŏng Ha-Sang,
St. Matthew the Apostle and Evangelist, and St. Pius of Petrelcina (Padre Pio) intercede to God on your behalf this week.

Loving Father,
We thank you for the gift of children
And for the joy and love that they bring into our lives.
Protect with your fatherly care all children who face hardship.
In particular, we pray for unaccompanied migrant children who
are alone,
For migrant children separated from parents who have been
placed in detention,
For those who have lost loved ones due to violence,
And for those who are trapped in situations of exploitation.
Open all of our hearts to immigrant and refugee children in need.
Show us how we can protect and comfort them.
Give us the wisdom to know how we can help.
Give us courage to defend them
against those who would harm them.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
One God forever and ever.
Amen.