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Go therefore and make disciples of all

Cardinal Cupich has lifted general dispensation from attending Mass in-person beginning with the First Sunday of Advent, the weekend of November 26-27, 2022.

 

Catholics unable to attend Mass in-person due to illness or age need to make that decision based on their own situation as they did prior to the start of the pandemic.

Mass Times
 

Weekday Masses:
Monday - Friday: 8:00 am

(Church will be open until 1:00pm for Personal Prayer)

Weekend Masses:

Saturday Vigil: 5:00 pm

Sunday Masses:
8:00 am • 10:00 am • 12:00 pm

Eucharistic Adoration

Thursdays after morning Mass until 6:30pm

Confessions

During Advent

Saturday: 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Thursdays: 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

HOLY DAY OF OBLIGATION DURING ADVENT
 
December 8, 2022 - Immaculate Conception
December 25, 2022 - Feast of the Incarnation
January 1, 2023 - Mary, Holy Mother of God
 

Advent & Christmas
Schedule

 

Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Wednesday, December 7
Vigil Mass: 7:00 PM

Feast Day:
Thursday, December 8

Masses: 8AM & 12PM

Christmas Eve Services:
Saturday, December 24

Vigil Masses: 3:00 PM ~ 5:00 PM ~ 7:30 PM

Christmas Caroling: 7:00 PM

Christmas Day Services:
Sunday, December 25

Masses: 8:00 AM ~ 10:00 AM ~ 12:00 PM

Feast of Mary, Holy Mother of God
Saturday, December 31

Vigil Mass: 5:00 PM
Sunday, January 1
Masses: 8:00 AM ~ 10:00 AM ~ 12:00 PM

Waiting Together in Joyful Hope
2022 Advent Retreat Series

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Waiting Together in Joyful Hope" Retreat Series

  • 1st Sunday of Advent - Show Us Your Love 

  • 2nd Sunday of Advent - Make Straight Our Paths

  • 3rd Sunday of Advent - Mercy is Life-Changing

  • 4th Sunday of Advent - Mary: The Model of Accompaniment

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Synod for a Synodal Church

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Pope Francis has called for a Synod of the whole Church - a way for us to listen to one another and to the Holy Spirit to guide us forward in this time of great division. Pope Francis has said that “the purpose of this Synod, is not to produce documents, but to plant dreams, draw forth prophecies and visions, allow hope to flourish, inspire trust, bind up wounds, weave together relationships, awaken a dawn of hope, learn from one another and create a bright resourcefulness that will enlighten minds, warm hearts, give strength to our hands.” (Preparatory Document, #32). The Archdiocese has pulled together many resources including the Pope's homilies, a prayer for the Synod, USCCB recommendations for dioceses, the preparatory document and so much more.  Explore. Find out more about this way in which we will journey together as a Church. Click here to learn more and to share your thoughts. And keep listening to ways to engage in the years ahead!

THIRTY-THIRD SUNDAY OF ORDINARY TIME: November 13, 2022

MAL 3:19-20A; PS 98:5-9; 2 THES 3:7-12; LK 21:5-19

As we approach the end of the liturgical year, our readings offer a sober reminder that this life is not our aim and that God’s justice will triumph in the end. Now is the time to get our priorities in order, putting God above all else as his faithful stewards.

This theme of right priorities is rolled out in no uncertain terms from the first verse of our first reading from Malachi. “Lo, the day is coming, blazing like an oven, when all the proud and all evildoers will be stubble and the day that is coming will set them on fire.”

But there is good news for those who are faithful. “For you who fear my name, there will arise the sun of justice with its healing rays.” All the trials, any sufferings, or injustices we endure for the sake of the Gospel, will be healed and we will be rewarded in the end by our loving God who cannot be outdone in generosity.

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Our second reading, from St. Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians, reinforces the message that we must order our lives so that they direct the attainment of holiness and nothing else. We see in this passage that conducting ourselves as good stewards involves not only action in certain areas (intentional prioritizing of our time, talents, and treasure); it also means refraining from certain actions and areas that are none of our concern.

St. Paul puts it this way: “some are conducting themselves among you in a disorderly way, by not keeping busy but minding the business of others.” It can be tempting in family life, work life, and parish life, especially for those go-getters among us, to want to insert ourselves (to help of course!) Into others’ way of doing things. But a good steward must have the humility to recognize that God has given gifts to everyone and that the way others use their gifts is between them and God. Besides, with a strong stewardship plan of life, we should have plenty to focus on without worrying about how those around us are operating.

Finally, our Lord brings home the urgency of right priorities in our Gospel passage from Luke, reminding the people around him who were looking at the temple nearby, “All that you see here—the days will come when there will not be left a stone upon another stone that will not be thrown down.” All in this world is passing, our Lord reminds us. We must keep our focus on eternity.

Yet before the eternal bliss of heaven, we should expect to be tried and tested. “Before all this happens, however, they will seize and persecute you, they will hand you over to the synagogues and to prisons and they will have you led before kings and governors because of my name.” Sounds scary. But if you are living a stewardship way of life, there is nothing to fear. You have a plan in place. All you need to do is stick with it. Put our Lord first in your time, with your talents, and through your use of treasure. This way of life is not meant to be easy. But Jesus promises it will lead to eternal salvation and the joy of union with Him. “You will be hated by all because of my name, but not a hair on your head will be destroyed. By your perseverance, you will secure your lives.”

Onward Christian stewards, the struggle is worth the joy that awaits!