Happy 4th of July
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
This passage reminds us that, in every situation, our prayers ground us in God’s peace. We step forward with faith: God is with us as we seek protection and discernment. Let's start each day with prayer and continue to pray throughout the duration of the COVID-19 outbreak.
During this period of social distancing, please access our website for updates during this challenging time. We would appreciate your effort “to Give" online, through the Parish website. Please consider this option as you prepare to give this weekend and of course our traditional mail in or drop off will always be available and appreciated. We give because we know that when we get involved in what God is doing, He can get involved in what we are doing.
I hope this finds you well, considering all the restrictions that are going on with COVID ‐19. I attached a memo from our new Catholic Charities "Northwest Regional Director", Rose Marie Lesniak‐Mendez. Mike Waters is now the "West Region Director" located in Cicero. I copied in Rose Marie.
Reaching out to our neighbors in need during these trying and challenging times!
Catholic Charities Food Pantry in Des Plaines continues to serve record number of clients because of the economic fallout from COVID‐ 19 crisis. We are finding it harder and harder to get as much as we need from the "Greater Chicago Food Depository" because of supply problems. Catholic Charities has begun a
campaign to try to generate either in‐kind donations to our food pantry to help us stock the shelves or monetary donation that would enable us to purchase what we need from other sources.
Fr Glab, Rose Marie and all of us on the North West Region Board appreciate what you and St Matthew's Parish have contributed to Catholic Charities in the past. We appreciate this help.
Please see attached memo from Rose Marie.
Thank you Fr Glab. Keep up the good work.
North West Region Office