11/10/2019

December 3, 2019 | jolietdioceseappeal.org Support the 2019 Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal this Giving Tuesday! This December 3, the Diocese of Joliet is participating in Giving Tuesday! Please mark your calendar and consider supporting the 2019 Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal (CMAA) on this annual day of giving. Our parish has now raised $ 25125 of…

11/03/2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, At the beginning of November every year we are reminded of our call to holiness as Christians. We celebrate the feast of All Saints and we re- member all those who have gone before us in faith on All Souls Day. All Saints remind us that there are those who have…

10/27/2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today’s readings invite us into prayer, into relationship with God. Because relationships feel more natural when we know one another well, Sirach encourages us to know God better. In his wisdom, Sirach tells us what God is like: fair, open-minded, compassionate, and attentive. “The Lord will not delay,” he says. Knowing…

10/13/2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, For Many years one of our St Patrick Fathers Fr Michael Glynn wrote a piece in our Mission Magazine “AFRICA” called “ Why not be a missionary” and these were the words on the bag page up till a few years ago. Those challenging words attracted many young men to be…

09/22/2019

A big thank you to our parishioners who have already pledged their support to the 2019 Catholic Ministries Annual Appeal (CMAA). Please continue to fulfill your pledges, as we are counting on your commitment. If you have not yet made a gift, please remember that every contribution, big or small, is welcome and appreciated! If…

09/15/2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, The gospel of the prodigal son/prodigal father is a great story of the mercy and forgiveness of God. We are all called to forgive but what of the angry pouting elder son. He still lives. I have seen and read of him/her many times. Firstly I have seen it in the…

09/08/2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, 40 Days of PRAYER & FASTING If we want to end abortion, the first thing we must do is pray. Prayer is at the center of 40 Days for Life. September 26th to November 4th During each campaign, we call on people of faith in our community—and around the world—to fall…

09/01/2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Today’s readings are not really about moving up the social ladder to a “higher place at the table.” It’s really all about humility. Not the kind of false humility we all practice from time to time, but the real humility of knowing that every human being is created in the image…

08/25/2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, This Sunday night the confirmation class have their retreat. Penny Giunta and the Catechists in the family centered faith formation and Kathy Roberts and her team in the confirmation classes have worked hard with them throughout the years to give them an understanding of what it means to be a catholic…

08/18/2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Being a follower of Christ can often lead to difference and conflict and sometimes suffering. Our values are often frowned on by Governments and leaders. That is very evident when we talk about being pro-life, or in our struggle to bring about peace rather than war. These are two examples of…