Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles.
 Isaiah 40:31

August 17, 2014 - Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Women of Grace

The ladies of the parish and community are invited to participate in Women of Grace - a new parish ministry.  Women of Grace gather to share and strengthen their faith in an inviting and spiritual atmosphere. Our mission is to find ways to deepen our relationship with God. Join us on Tuesday, August 19, at 7:00 pm in the Saint John Paul II Resource Center (lower level of the Parish Office).  We hope to see you there!


Faith Formation Classes  

The beginning of the 2014-2015 Faith Formation year will begin on September 2nd.  Listed Below are the starting dates and times for all of our grade levels.  If you have any questions regarding the schedule please contact the Faith Formation Office.

September 2nd   1st Grade and 1st Communion 4:00PM-5:30PM

September 3rd    7th and 8th Grades    7:00PM-8:30PM

September 6th    1st Grade and 1st Communion 9:00AM-11:00AM

September 9th     Kindergarten       4:00PM-5:00PM
September 9th    3rd and 4th Grades    4:00PM-5:30PM
September 9th    5th and 6th Grades    7:00PM-8:30PM

September 10th  Confirmation    7:00PM-8:30PM

September 13th  3rd and 4th Grades    9:00AM-11:00AM

Register for Preschool 

Our Preschool registration is going very well.  We are happy to extend an academic and faith based program to our families. Like no other, our preschool:
~ Is a rich environment that encourages  
   children to observe, be active, make choices
   imagine and experiment
~ Helps children to develop socially and
   emotionally, and foster a positive attitude
   toward life.
~ Engages children to expand their problem
   solving skills, logical thinking, verbal
   communication, beginning reading and
   writing, and make-believe play. ~ Provides faith based learning to experience the love of God.

Register at 630-830-2295 or  Classes start in September.  Register now to save your spot!  All students must be potty trained
3 year old classes Tuesday & Thursday 9:30-11:30 am (must be 3 by September 1)
4 year old classes Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9-11:30 am (must be 4 by September 1)   

For more information - please click here

2014 -15 High School Interactive Classes

Besides all activities planned with Youth Ministry, beginning this year our parish offers interactive High School classes. All who have registered please mark the following dates:  Oct 8, Nov 5, Dec 10, Jan 7, Feb 4, March 11, April 8.  We thank parents and high schools students for joining these 

Children Liturgy of the word

Children’s Liturgy of the Word allows children to deepen and explore their relationship with God. The intention of Children’s Liturgy of the Word is not to babysit or provide entertainment for children while mass is going on, but rather, it is a liturgical experience that lets children hear and respond to God’s Word . 

All children 3 years old and up are invited to join us as we begin the new year of CLOW on September 7th at the 9:30am mass.  The children will be dismissed after the opening prayer and be returned to parents during the Creed.  If you have any questions about this wonderful celebration for children please contact the Faith Formation Office.

Faith Formation Registration
We welcome all families who missed April registration to register for Faith Formation. We offer classes from Kindergarten to High School. Registration forms are available in the Faith Formation office and families may register during office hours. Please call, email or visit us in the office with any questions. 

Year of Sacraments - One word at the time 


Lifelong Faith Formation  
LIFELONG FAITH FORMATION is comprehensive (embraces all aspects of Catholic faith), holistic (approaches entire personal development; human, intellectual, and spiritual), cross- generational (reaches out to every age and stage of life). It goes beyond religious education. It involves the celebration of the Eucharist. It calls us to serve our parish community. It encourages us to share our time, talent, and treasure. It recognizes the Holy Spirit in our life. It consists of: Elementary Faith Formation for children in Kindergarten through sixth grade,
Junior High Faith Formation for 7th and 8th Grade and Confirmation preparation, High School Faith Formation - T.R.U.T.H. Youth - TEENS Rally & Unite Through HIM! Young Adult Faith Formation for young adults ages 17-35, Adult Faith Formation invites us to be nourished by the Word of God and the Bread of Life to be witnesses of the Risen Christ.

High School Interactive Classes 

With Faith Formation Registration this April we are opening High School Interactive Classes for 10-12th grade. Sessions will meet one time per month for 7 months.

September 14 -Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass
The Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass will be held on Sunday, September 14. Couples married in 1964 interested in attending this celebration should contact their parish to register. For information call the Marriage 
and Family Ministries O?ce at 312-534-8351
Parish Registration Update
We are asking all registered parishioners to update their family information and provide your email address. We would like to begin communicating through email in order to communicate more effectively and save paper and postage. You can email the information to the parish office at
Daily Readings

Weekend Masses in the Church    
Saturdays at 5:00 PM
Sundays at 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 AM
Daily Mass in the Chapel    
Mass: 8:30 am
Monday through Friday
Sacrament of Reconciliation    
4:00 on Saturdays or by appointment
Office Hours    
Monday through Friday:
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Faith Formation Office Hours
Monday: 8:30 am -3:30 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am -9:00 pm
Wednesday: 3:00 pm -9:00 pm
Thursday: closed
Friday: 8:30 am -3:30 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am -1:00 pm