Liturgy News
January 17 - 23, 2022

  • Daily Mass: Mon.,Tues., Thurs., Fri. – Fr. Joe; Wed., 1/19 – Fr. Joji
  • Saturday, January 22, 5:00pm; presider is Fr. Bob Heinz
  • Sunday, January 23, 8:30am; presider is Fr. Joe; with Parking Lot Participation
  • Sunday, January 23, 11:00am; presider is Fr. Ed Panek; with Live Stream
Children’s Activity Pages that explore each Sunday’s Gospel are now available in the narthex and on our website.

Please pray for
Margaret Mary Suerth whose life was celebrated in the Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, January 13th. 
May Margaret’s family be comforted by the prayers of our community.

Please pray for VIRGINIA A. DENISTON-DIFEBO who whose life will be celebrated in the Mass of Christian Burial this Tuesday, January 18th. May our prayers bring comfort and peace to Virginia’s family and friends.
  • During the month of January, Religious Education will not meet in person. Families are working on their Family Service Projects.  

The Parish Office will be closed on
Monday, January 17th, in observance of
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
Thank you to those who have already donated to the Tax Credit Scholarship Funding opportunity through Empower Illinois. 

We have currently received 6 donations and are on our way to reaching our goal of $50,000 that could be matched. 

We do still need your prayerful consideration of making a donation at this time. We would love to reach that $50,000 goal again! Thank you for your consideration!
On January 22nd and 23rd we will take up the Collection for the Church in Latin America.

For many in Latin America and the Caribbean, a rising secular culture, difficult rural terrain, and a shortage of ministers all present obstacles to practicing the faith. Your support for the collection provides lay leadership training, catechesis, priestly and religious formation, and other programs to share our Catholic faith with those who long to hear the Good News of Christ. We thank you in advance for your generosity to our Latin American faith family.
We want to thank all of you who have been so generous in supporting our parish financially during 2021.

This year a tax statement will automatically be sent to everyone who has made a donation.
Letters will begin to come out starting January 18th.

Ways to Grow Your Faith this Week:
 Rededicate yourself to the habit of praying as a family if you already do. If not, why not start? The USCCB offers a podcast in their Made for Love series with tips on praying as a family. Here is the link:
We are praying for you as you pray together!

 Pray together as a family to St. Joseph, the Defender of Life.
May St. Anthony, Pope St. Fabian, St. Sebastian, and St. Agnes intercede to God on your behalf this week.
January is Respect Life Month
from A Litany for Life

Based on 1 Corinthians 12:31-13:8a
Lord, love is patient.
Give to the mother who is tempted to abort her child the patience to endure the suffering that will bring forth new life.

Lord, love is kind.
Give to the new father whose friends tell him to abort his child the gentleness, compassion and courage to support his wife and child, protect them from all that could harm them, and sustain them against selfishness and hate.

Lord, love is not jealous.
Remove from all human hearts the temptation to trade human life for advantage, convenience or personal benefit. Deliver us from the expediency that values personal gain and pleasure over the dignity of human life.

Lord, love is not pompous.
Deliver us from the arrogance that sees our needs or wants as superior to the rights of others. Help us to see all our brothers and sisters as worthy of all of our love.

Lord, love is not inflated.
Grant us a share in the humility of your Son, who sought not to be served, but to serve. Help us to see in every human life, rich or poor, young or old, guilty or innocent, a reflection of your image and likeness.

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