01/05/2020

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, A poem we might use for reflection as we enter a New Year God Knows And I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year: “Give me a light that I may tread safely into the unknown.” And he replied: “Go out into the darkness…

12/29/2019

Quakers, also called Friends, are a historically Christian group whose formal name is the Religious Society of Friends. Members of the various Quaker movements are all generally united by their belief in the ability of each human being to experientially access the light within, or, “that of God in everyone.” We have Quakers here in…

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Paul asks us to be patient. Jesus’s reply to the question from John the Baptist is to ask John’s disciples to tell John what they see disciples. Very often the Good News is not spread or taught by words but by what people do and how they live. As we approach…

12/15/2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, The entrance antiphon for the third Sunday of advent says “Rejoice in the Lord always…” The candle in the wreath we light is pink not purple. We are being reminded that the coming of the Lord is near at hand and we are to rejoice at His presence. It is also…

12/08/2019

Dear Brothers and Sisters, We have all hopefully given thanks to God for the good things in our life and for the people who have been with us on our journey of faith. This weekend we celebrate the second Sunday of Advent and Monday is the feast of the Immaculate Conception, rather than the Sunday….

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…