Liturgy News
July 25 - 31, 2022
Come join us at the Parish Picnic, Saturday, July 30th
6:00pm in the back field after the 5:00pm Mass!
  • Daily Mass at 8:15 amMon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., - Fr. Joe; Wed., 7/20 – Fr. Ed Panek
  • Saturday, July 30, 5:00pm; presider is Fr. Joe
  • Sunday, July 31, 8:30am; presider is Fr. Joe; with Parking Lot Participation
  • Sunday, July 31, 11:00am; presider is Fr. Joe; with Live Stream

July 31th is the Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
For Edward Wollach a beloved member of this community who passed into the arms of Jesus on July 19 at the grand age of 101, and for his family and friends who celebrated his life in the Mass of Christian Burial on July 22.
For Irene Hendricks, wife of Patrick, who passed into the arms of Jesus on July 21, and for her family and friends who will celebrate her life in the Mass of Christian Burial on July 26 at 1:00pm.
Reconciliation will be offered during the Healing Mass on Saturday, August 6, at 8:15am.
Reconciliation will be offered during the Healing Mass on Saturday, August 6, at 8:15am.
Please join us for our
Parish Picnic on Saturday, July 30th,
at 6pm in St. Al’s back field. 
Even though in last week’s announcement we invited you to bring food to share with the parish, current health guidelines do not allow for “potluck” style food service. You are welcomed to bring your own food to share with your family and friends. We also welcome games, and there will be a microphone if you would like to share a song.  

If you’d like to help with set up, cooking, clean-up, or as a sponsor, please contact Hernan Fonseca 847-764-2612.
The monthly Mass which includes the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick will move from the first Tuesday of the month to the first Saturday of the month beginning with:
Saturday, August 6th, at 8:15am. 

The Sacrament of Reconciliation will also be available during Mass in the Reconciliation Room.
Save the date for the return of the St. Al’s Oktoberfest on Saturday,
September 24th at 6pm. 

More details will be coming soon!

The Year of Eucharistic Revival began with the Feast of Corpus Christ on June 19, 2022.

Eventually, the Renewal will culminate in a National Eucharistic Congress in Indianapolis from July 17–21, 2024.
What is the National Eucharistic Revival? 
Watch a short video that explains what it is and why it’s happening 
Need a refresher on the Eucharist? 
Watch these fun short videos from Catholic Central for a quick yet power-packed explanation about what the Eucharist is and our Catholic belief that it is the Real Presence of Christ:
o  Eucharist 101 / Catholic Central Eucharist 101
o  Real Presence / Catholic Central Real Presence
May St. James the Apostle, Sts. Joachim and Anne, Parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, St. Martha, and St. Peter Chrysologus intercede to God on your behalf this week.

The Novena to St. Alphonsus Liguori (our patron saint)
begins on July 24th

Daily novena prayer
Glorious St. Alphonsus, bishop and doctor of the Church, devoted servant of our Lord and loving child of Mary, I invoke you as a saint in heaven. I give myself to your protection that you may always be my protector and my guide in the way of holiness and salvation.
Aid me in observing the duties of my state of life. Obtain for me great purity of heart and a fervent love of the interior life after your own example.
Great lover of the Blessed Sacrament and the Passion of Jesus Christ, teach me to love Holy Mass and Holy Communion as the source of grace and holiness. Give me a tender devotion to the Passion of my Redeemer.
Promoter of the truth of Christ, through your preaching and writing, give me a greater knowledge and appreciation of the divine truths.
Gentle father of the poor and sinners, help me to imitate your charity toward others in word and deed.
Consoler of the suffering, help me to bear my daily cross patiently in imitation of your own patience in your long and painful illness and to resign myself to the will of God.
Good Shepherd of the flock of Christ, obtain for me the grace of being a true child of Holy Mother Church.
St. Alphonsus, I humbly implore your powerful intercession for obtaining from the heart of Jesus all the graces necessary for my spiritual and temporal welfare. I recommend to you in particular this favor: (mention your request).
I have great confidence in your prayers. I earnestly trust that if it is God’s holy will, my petition will be granted through your intercession for me at the throne of God.
St. Alphonsus, pray for me and for those I love. I beg of you, by your love for Jesus and Mary, do not abandon us in our needs. May we experience the peace and joy of your holy death. Amen.
Heavenly Father, You continually build up Your Church by the lives of Your saints. Give us grace to follow St. Alphonsus in his loving concern for the salvation of people and so come to share his reward in heaven. Walking in the footsteps of this devoted servant of Yours, may we be consumed with zeal for souls and attain the reward he enjoys in Your kingdom. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
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