A Christmas Prayer

Lord, we pause here in the midst of busyness and excitement of Christmas to thank you for coming low as a baby in a Bethlehem manger to rescue us from sin and to offer us salvation.

Your gift to us is greater than any present wrapped and placed under the tree.

We thank you and worship you and commit to seeking you first this day, this season, this year.

In Jesus' name, Amen.

...Heather C. King

A Message from our Rector
Welcome Rev. Msgr. Richard Hynes
Life unfolds; the Holy Spirit intervenes in our plans. As I was anticipating being 73 and seeking a way to be more focused and less busy, Father Ted's forthcoming retirement stirred interest. Why? During the last several months assisting at the Shrine lingered with delight. I anticipate these next years among the pilgrims and community of Mother Cabrini with gratitude. 

I intend to be at the Shrine most Thursdays-Sundays. Being present at most weekend masses (even with a scheduled visiting priest-celebrant), allows me to get to know the usual attendees as well as the new visitors to this glorious gem of a community in worship, a space dedicated to a holy woman who walked these streets in Lincoln Park. 
Christmas and New Year's 
Mass Schedule

Advent Outreach
Uganda Cabrinian Community

During the season of Advent, we will be  taking a second collection at our masses to support  our newly opened  Uganda Cabrinian Community located in Dzaipi, north of Uganda. 

Uganda is a country that has accepted the greatest number of Refugees in the world. The Arua Diocese has settlements which are home to 1,200,000 refugees. The Uganda Cabrinian Community is providing education, child care, youth empowerment, women's promotion, pastoral and spiritual accompaniment to these refugees. 

We appreciate any donation you can give the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart in their efforts to rebuild the lives of refugees and give them a safer future. 

Click here and select 2019 Advent Outreach to donate online or make a check payable to:

National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
and mail to: 2520 N. Lakeview, Chicago, IL 60614

Please include "Advent Outreach" on the memo line of your check. 

2019 Holiday Appeal

Preserve our Legacy and Advance our Mission.

The Shrine invites you to participate in Year- End Giving.  Your generosity and commitment make an impact on the lives of our community, our ministry, and our mission.  Your gifts make the following possible:

*Vibrant Eucharistic Celebrations
* Tours and Hospitality
* Spiritual Programming
* Music Concert Series
* First-class Relic Restoration
* Ongoing maintenance
* Community Outreach Programs
* The missions of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Please click here to read our 2019 Holiday Appeal Letter.
Please click here to donate to our 2019 Holiday Appeal or make a check payable. to: 
National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini 
Mail to: 
2520 N. Lakeview Ave. Chicago, IL 60614
Please write "2019 Holiday Appeal" on the memo line of your check. 

All donations postmarked on or before December 31, 2019 are eligible for a tax deduction this financial year.

With great appreciation, we seek your support to continue our development and success into the future

Thank you!

Music in the Shrine
Relic Restoration
Spiritual Programming
We are moving our Giving Tuesday Campaign to Ash Wednesday, February 26, 2020. We pray that part of your lenten almsgiving will be our #GivingWednesday. We'll have more information in our January 2020 newsletter. 

November 2019 Collections

Week ending Nov. 3, 2019
Week ending Nov. 10, 2019
Week ending Nov. 17, 2019
Week ending Nov. 24, 2019 $1,424.00
$8, 460.00
Weekly Shrine Programs

Every Tuesday 
10:30AM - 11:15AM

Every Friday
1PM - 3PM
Every Saturday
3 PM - 3:45PM

Mass Times
Saturday: 4:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m.

Gift Shop News

Maybe all they want for Christmas can be found in our gift shop. 

We have some one of a kind items so let us help you find the perfect gift for that special someone. We're always putting new and unique items on display so put us on your list of where to shop for Christmas,  

Thank you for supporting the Shrine with your purchases.

Gift Shop Hours:
Tuesday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Thank you for your donation to the Shrine.
Your generosity is greatly appreciated

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