Help the Vulnerable: Urge Elected Leaders to Pass a State Budget
Every 30 seconds someone counts on Catholic Charities for help. We are now
asking for your help. Please lend your voice to advocate for the State of
Illinois to end its budget stalemate and pass a budget that cares for the poor
and most vulnerable in our communities. Catholic Charities is currently owed
more than $25 million by the State of Illinois a number that grows by at least
$2 million per month.
Please take time today to call your state elected
officials with this simple message, I am a voter in your district. I am
contacting you on behalf of the poor and vulnerable people who depend on our
state’s safety net of human services, especially the more than 1 million people
served by Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago. If you do not know
who your state representative and senator are, please call the State Board of
Elections at (217) 782-4141 or visit
www.elections.il.gov and click on New District/ Official
Search. You can find more information and a template advocacy letter at www.CatholicCharities.net on the homepage.
ECHO Chicago is a Theology of the Body Summer Camp where young adults unpack and process the themes of prayer, identity and the mission to love.
Invited are entering High School Juniors and Seniors, as well as graduating Seniors and young adults. Due to space, overall balance or male/female ratio and other factors, the camps are necessarily limited. Please visit www.RespectLifeChicago.org to get more information and to register. Everyone who applies will be considered, but not all may be accepted for this summer's camp. For more information call, 312-534-5355 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want Your Parish to Experience Renewal? Looking for Greater Participation and Deeper Community? Want to Reach Young Adults? Want to See Your Parish Grow? Attend a one-day seminar with Sherry Weddell, author of Forming Intentional Disciples.
Oratorium - Divine Mercy | Festyn Miłosierdzia Bożego na Jackowo
Niedziela, 26 czerwca
W niedzielę, 26 czerwca zapraszamy do Bazyliki św. Jacka na oratorium o Miłosierdziu Bożym. Oratorium rozpocznie się bezpośrednio po Mszy świętej o godz. 12.30. W przygotowaniu spotkania wykorzystano teksty z „Dzienniczka” św. Faustyny Kowalskiej oraz pieśni o Miłosierdziu Bożym.
The Cardinal Stritch Retreat House in Mundelein is offering a seven-day and six-night silent, directed retreat that is open to priests, deacons, lay people and men and women religious. Call Sara or Jen at 847-566-6060 to make a reservation.
Kolbe House, the Jail Ministry for the Archdiocese, invites you to a Spanish/English Mass at 3 pm Sunday, July 3rd, at Assumption Parish, 2434 S California, Chicago. At this Mass, we would especially like anyone who is personally affected by incarceration, a victim of crime, or anyone who wants to be part of our ministry through prayer to attend. If you are an ex-offender or have a loved one in jail or prison, please come. If you need more information, please call Deacon Pablo at Kolbe House: 773-247-0070 or email Pablo at email@example.com.
Are you or someone you know widowed? Attend a retreat and workshop at one of two locations: July 9 - 10 at St. Julie's Parish in Tinley Park or July 23 - 24 at Holy Family Parish in Inverness. For more information and to register, visit www.joyfulagain.org.
The Sacred Heart Summer Music Series is giving a concert entitled "Choral Meditations on Eternal Life and the Resurrection" on Sunday, July 10th at 4:00 P.M. in the Church. Under the direction of the parish’s music director, James Grzadzinski of Tinley Park, the Sacred Heart Cantori (the parish’s professional schola) will present a choral program which features Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, Op. 48 alongside other choral compositions by Friedell, Nestor, Gjeilo, and Stopford. Also included on the program is the world premiere of Grzadzinski’s choral anthem Eternal Light and Rest. The Most Reverend Alberto Rojas, Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago, will offer the Opening Prayer as well as a spiritual reflection on themes of eternal life and resurrection. A free will offering benefits the Sacred Heart Music Department.
Sacred Heart is located at 8245 W. 111th Street in Palos Hills, Illinois. Ample free parking is available in our parking lot. With questions, please contact the Sacred Heart Music Office at (708) 974-3336 X245.
A special presentation on life and work of Mother Teresa is coming to Saint Bride’s parish in South Shore. This amazing exhibit, brought to the Archdiocese by Blessed Teresa of Calcutta’s religious order of Sisters, the Missionaries of Charity, has over 75 full color panels of her life story; from her birth and her vocation story, to her amazing work of love and mercy. A first class relic of Mother Teresa will also be on display. Come and explore this woman of God’s life and ministry as the Church prepares for her canonization in September 2016. The exhibit is in both English and Spanish. For more information, visit the Saint Bride’s parish website at www.st-bride.org.
The Social Action Summer Institute (SASI) is organized annually by the Roundtable Association of Catholic Diocese Social Action Directors in collaboration with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Offices of Justice, Peace, and Human Development and International Justice and Peace, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, Catholic Relief Services, Catholic Charities USA, JustFaith Ministries and the local host diocese or archdiocese. SASI offers a transformational experience that includes field immersion sites, presentations and sessions by national and local leaders connected with Chicago's frontline efforts in racial, social, criminal and economic justice.
Couples who make Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekends not only rediscover the joy, intimacy and romance in their relationships, but also become more active in their parish. Together, we are making marriages, families and our Church stronger and healthier. For more information, please contact Luis and Lisa Tamez at (630) 802-1147 or firstname.lastname@example.org.