The Holy Father has written a letter to families, asking them to pray for the upcoming Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops in October. Please make the Holy Father’s letter available to your parishioners through your bulletin or website.
Kolbe House, the Jail Ministry of Archdiocese of Chicago, invites you to participate in our annual Lenten email retreat that starts on March 10th, 2014. Every Monday during Lent you will receive an email from us that contains a short reflection written by one of our Kolbe House staff or volunteers.
Conceal Carry & Stand Your Ground
Saturday, March 8
Join Chicago Catholics for an informational workshop on Conceal Carry and Stand Your Ground at St. Sabina Church, 1210 West 78th Place in Chicago, at 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. Come, learn about this new law and how you can protect your family.
Join the Office for Catechesis and Youth Ministry and Chicago Catholic Scripture School for a special bible event, “Bible in the Family”, on Saturday, March 8, at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Ransom Parish, 8300 North Greenwood in Niles. The same event will be held again on Saturday, March 29, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Barnabas Parish, 10134 South Longwood Drive in Chicago. Pauline Viviano, PhD, will be the keynote speaker at both events.
Catholic young adults 18-35 desiring to listen closely to God's call please join us for a Called Series evening on Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 730-8:30 PM, at the Cenacle Retreat Center, 513 W. Fullerton Pkwy., Chicago, 60614. Topics for discussion and prayer are taken from the book Tuning In to God's Call by Fr. A. C.Wisdom, OP and Sr. C. Kiley, ASCJ. Sponsored by CAVA and the Archdiocese of Chicago Office for Religious. For more information contact Sr. Elyse at firstname.lastname@example.org (312) 534-5240.
Beauty, Poverty, Simplicity and the
Sacred Liturgy Conference
Friday, March 14
The Liturgical Institute at the University of St. Mary of the Lake invites you to an all-day conference discussing the meanings of beauty, poverty, and simplicity, and how they all contribute to Christian life and worship. The conference will be held at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake Conference Center, 1000 East Maple Avenue in Mundelein.
The Office of Assistance Ministry and the Safe Environment Office, along with the Healing Garden Committee, invite members of schools and parishes to attend a Prevent Child Abuse
Prayer Service at the Healing Garden, located at Holy Family Parish, 1080 West Roosevelt Road in Chicago. Pinwheels for prevention will be planted in the garden as a symbol of awareness that child abuse and neglect happen in every community. Help break the cycle of abuse!
Kolbe House, the Jail Ministry for the Archdiocese of Chicago, invites you to a bilingual (Spanish and English) Mass at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 6, at Assumption B.V.M. Parish, 2434 South California Avenue in Chicago. At this Mass, we especially invite anyone who is personally affected by incarceration, a victim of crime, or anyone who wants to be part of our ministry through prayer. If you are an ex-offender or have a loved one who is incarcerated, please come. If you need more information, please call Deacon Pablo or Fr. Arturo at Kolbe House: 773-247-0070 or email Pablo at email@example.com.
Wednesdays, April 9, 23, 30
Chicago, Mundelein, and Lisle
To dive deeper into the Catholic faith, explore Scripture, study with scholars, and learn pastoral skills, attend a Lay Leadership Information Night on Wednesday, April 9 at 7 p.m. at University of St. Mary of the Lake Prist Center, 1000 East Maple Avenue in Mundelein. Another information night will be held at Saint Xavier University, Andrew Conference Center, 3700 West 103rd Street in Chicago. A third night has been added on Wednesday, April 30, at 7 p.m. at Benedictine University, 5700 College Road in Lisle, in the Kindlon Hall of Learning, Room 136.
Contact the University of St. Mary of the Lake Institute for Lay Formation at (847) 837-4550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.