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Sing to the Lord!!

Adults are invited and welcome to sing with the Adult Choir! Choir members give of their time to serve in this ministry and assist in leading the congregation in song. Weekly rehearsals have resumed and are on Thursdays from 7:00-8:30. The Youth Choir is in need of young voices to keep this ministry going. Children…

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How to Make a Rosary class

St. Francis Xavier successfully held its first How to Make a Rosary class hosted by the Legion of Mary! Rosaries created during the event will be donated. Thanks to all those who attended!  

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A Message From The Bishop Of Joliet

Inspired by the Mother of Mercy, I invite every parish and chapel in the Diocese of Joliet to use this upcoming September 15, the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows, to pray for an outpouring of God’s love and mercy upon all of us, especially those who experienced abuse. I recommend that Mass or other…

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This Week's Bulletin

09/25/2016

father_karl_216Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

This Sunday we begin the journey towards confirmation for some of our young people. The program for this year is slightly different. We are reminding them that our faith does not stop at the door of the church but involves other people particularly those who lives may not have run as smoothly as they would have wished. Jesus, in the gospel today tells us a story. It’s a story of those with lots of material wealth but no spirituality and of a poor homeless individual sitting at the gate looking for scraps. He is poor but he has dignity and faith. He is a respectable person, but the rich man does not see him as such.

All of us as Christians need at times to move out of our comfort zone. Our faith calls us to do that. Go and take the Christ with you is the challenge put before us at the end of every Mass. That is the challenge we are trying to put before all of our confirmation students this year. We are trying to enable them to live their faith in the market place. Every month we hope to have a speaker that will encourage them and their parents to get involved in some activity outside of the four walls of our church. Our program will be running on a Sunday evening once a month and at the end we will celebrate Mass. This Mass on the confirmation class Sunday will take place at 7:45 pm and it is open to everyone So as we journey together in faith let us pray for one another and go out to the whole world with joy to proclaim the good news in word and deed.

Let the Journey continue.

Pray for me as I pray for you,

Fr Karl