The Old St. Mary's Community Newsletter
Thursday, April 1, 2021
MESSAGE FROM THE PASTOR
The High Holy Days of the Catholic Church Tradition
 
For the last few weeks, my introductions to this newsletter have been running a bit longer than usual, keeping in the spirit of Lent, a spirit of reflection to prepare for what is coming now – the Sacred Triduum. This introduction is a bit shorter to give you more time to enter into the season.
 
The Triduum is one celebration that takes three days. From sunset on Holy Thursday, to Sunset on Easter Sunday, we celebrate the central mystery of the Christian faith, the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of God. Every time we gather for Eucharist that central mystery is what we celebrate. I hope you can join us for some of the celebrations that bring that mystery together – the celebrations and times are listed below.
 
After Easter Sunday there is still another one/two punch of celebration. Easter is such a big feast; we celebrate it for a whole week. Each day of the Octave of Easter is celebrated as a Sunday. Wow Easter! And then, for 50 days we celebrate Easter, moving to the Acts of the Apostles as the first reading for Easter Masses – the always unfolding mystery of the resurrection. The 50th day, Pentecost, then passes the baton to all of us to continue to, not only celebrate the mystery, but tell others about it.
 
In all our celebrations – come for the story, and then go and tell others by how you live.
 
Blessings on your Triduum and Easter!
 
Fr. Brad
EVENING MASS OF THE LORD'S SUPPER

April 1, 2021 - 7:30 PM


Service will be livestreamed. Join online.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT


Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament following evening Mass of the Lord's Supper until 10 PM.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Stations of the Cross on Friday, April 3rd at
NOON via Zoom.

Stations will be led by students from Old St. Mary's School.
 

To join Zoom event using your Phone
(landline or cell) Dial 1-312-626-6799

 You will hear “Welcome to Zoom.

Enter your meeting ID followed by pound.
You then Press 87215550487#

You will then be asked if you are the host or a participant.
 Since you are a participant, you will press # again. 

You will then be connected to Stations of the Cross.
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Confessions on Good Friday from 12:30 to 2:30 PM.
You may walk up and socially distance for confessions.
You will be guided by a priest
GOOD FRIDAY


CELEBRATION OF THE LORD'S PASSION
April 2, 2021

3 PM and 7:30 PM




THE EASTER VIGIL


Saturday, April 3, 8PM



EASTER SUNDAY



Easter Sunday of the
Resurrection of the Lord

Masses at 8 AM, 10 AM and 12 Noon


ACT OF SPIRITUAL COMMUNION
Spiritual Communion Prayer

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You in my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, come spiritually into my heart. I embrace You and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.
PARISH OFFICES CLOSED
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Parish offices closed on
Monday, April 5.

There will be Mass at 8:30 AM.
COME AND SEE
ARE YOU SOMEONE OR DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS…

  • looking for answers to life's big questions?
  • searching for more meaning in life?
  • wanting to explore your experience of faith or your image of God?
  
Beginning April 26th you are invited to participate in a 7-week small faith group experience called "Come and See". We will gather via Zoom for 1 hour and 15 minutes.  "Come and See" is an informal gathering about the Christian faith and its relevance for life today. It gives you space to meet other people, share ideas, explore your beliefs, and think about questions that really matter. Each session involves a short film and plenty of time for discussion. EVERYONE IS
WELCOME. No matter where you are in your faith journey, if you are curious about the Christian faith, already Christian but feeling distant, or want to simply gather with others to explore how faith and life connect today. You are NOT committing to becoming Christian, Catholic, or mentoring another person. This is an invitation to explore and encounter others. To sign up or learn more click here.
If you have any questions please email

Presented by Old St. Mary's and St. James on Wabash.
ONE BOOK ONE PARISH
Whether you enjoy reading on your own or with friends, we hope you will join our parish family this Easter season and dive into a new book. We will grow together as disciples and a community. We will read 2 chapters per week, about 25 pages, and join weekly for a faith-sharing discussion via zoom.

To register, click here or email mharrington@oldstmarys.com.


The book we will be reading is "Under the Influence of Jesus" by Joe Paprocki. It is available as a Kindle book and in paperback.

VIRTUAL DISCERNMENT RETREAT
Paulist Virtual Discernment Retreat

April 10, 2021 11 AM - 8 PM Eastern Time

This will be a chance to listen to a few vocation stories, discuss in small groups, talk one-on-one with a seminarian, and overall set aside a day for quiet and prayer. It will be catered to young men discerning priesthood, diocesan or religious, at any stage in their journey.
The Paulist Fathers and
Staff of Old St Mary's
wish everyone a
Happy and Blessed Easter.
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Old St. Mary's Church is Chicago's First Catholic Parish Established in 1833
Served by the Paulist Fathers since October 12,1903.

Phone Number: 312.922.3444
Old St. Mary's Church
1500 S Michigan Ave,
Chicago, IL 60605
312-922-3444