Welcome


Greetings in the name of the Lord and our Savior Jesus Christ. It is a pleasure to welcome you to the community of St. Catherine Labouré Parish. God gives us many gifts to bless our lives and new friends are truly one of the most wonderful gifts.




Mass Schedule

Daily (Except Wednesday): 8:00am
Wednesday with School Children: 8:15am
Saturday: 8:00am, 5:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am, 9:30am, 11:00am
Sunday Spanish Mass: 6:00pm
Holy Day:  (Holy Day of Obligation) 6:30am, 9:00am, 7:00pm
Sacrament of Reconciliation:  Saturday 4-4:45pm or by Appointmant
Eucharistic Adoration 24 Hours a Day

Special Event

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception


Mary's Immaculate Conception
Traditionally on December 8, we honor Mary as having been conceived without sin, a unique and core doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church. As Fr. William G. Most explains on EWTN.com, “In teaching that Mary was conceived immaculate, the Catholic Church teaches that from the very moment of her conception, the Blessed Virgin Mary was free from all stain of original sin. This simply means that from the beginning, she was in a state of grace, sharing in God's own life, and that she was free from the sinful inclinations which have beset human nature after the fall.”
The Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary is a holy day of obligation. Because December 8 falls on a Sunday this year, the holy day will be observed on Monday, December 9. Please come to the 6:30am, 9:00am, or 7:30pm Mass to honor this sacred event and fulfill your obligation.

Our Lady of Guadalupe


The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe
You are cordially invited to join in festivities in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Patroness of the Americas. In 1531, Our Lady appeared to Juan Diego in Tepeyac, Mexico, and performed several miracles for Juan and others. Our Lady of Guadalupe’s feast day is Thursday, December 12. Come for Las Mañanitas at 5:00am in the church with hot chocolate and pastries afterward in Marian Hall. Come also to the bilingual Mass that will be celebrated at 7:00pm followed by dinner, music and a raffle in Marian Hall.

Advent


Advent Devotions and Events
Advent is observed in many Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparing to celebrate the nativity of Jesus at Christmas. Here at SCL, you are welcome to participate in these customs and devotions while we wait:
Light the Advent Wreath:
If you would like to light our Advent wreath yourself or with family or friends, please sign up for the date and Mass time you’d like in the sign-up book in the vestibule. Reflect:
Booklets with daily reflections on Advent are available in the church vestibule at no charge.
Delight a Child in Need:
Please take a gift tag for a boy or girl from the angel tree that will be in the vestibule December 1-13 and return it attached to an unwrapped gift. Gifts may be toys and/or clothing to be shared with The Women’s Centers, our sharing parish St. Roman’s, and local families.
Honor Our Lady of Guadalupe:
The Hispanic Community invites you to pray the Novena preceding the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This begins on Tuesday, December 3 at 7:00 pm and continues daily (except on December 9) until Wednesday, December 11. On December 12, Las Mañanitas will be at 5:00am with hot chocolate and pastries afterward. A bilingual mass will be celebrated at 7:00pm with dinner, music and a raffle to follow in Marian Hall. Raffle tickets will be on sale for $5.00 each after all Masses next weekend, December 7 and 8.
Seek Reconciliation:
On Tuesday, December 17, at 7:00pm at OLPH, experience God’s forgiveness and mercy in a communal reconciliation service with the option to confess individually.
Celebrate Simbang Gabi:
This is a Filipino tradition since 1565 when the first feast of “nativity” was celebrated there. Share faith and culture with our Filipino parishioners at Mass in church on Friday, December 20 at 7:00pm followed by a reception in Marian Hall.
Observe La Posadas:
This Mexican tradition remembers the story of Joseph and Mary looking for a place to stay. It begins in the church after 6:00pm Mass on Sunday, December 22, processes through the school and ends with festivities in Marian Hall.

Speaker Series 2020
Noon-1:30 PM


THE CHURCH: MYSTERY, MARKS and MISSION

  • January 5th, 2020: “The Church’s Responsibility: Teach, Govern, and Sanctify”
    Fr. Paul Stein, Pastor, St. Frances of Rome
    For more information, click here: Jan5-2020-SpeakerseriesFlyer.pdf

  • February 2nd, 2020: “Ecumenism: True and False”
    Fr. Thomas Baima, Vice Rector, Dean, Professor: USML Seminary & Graduate School

  • March 8th, 2020: “The Four Marks of the Church”
    Fr. Paul Mankowski, SJ, Scholar in Residence: Lumen Christi Inst., University of Chicago

  • April 5th, 2020: “What Is the Magisterium?”
    Msgr. Robert Dempsey, Pastor, St. Patrick, Lake Forest

For Complete Series Flyer info, click here

Liturgical Ministries


Our worship will be richer if you join us in one or more of these liturgical ministries:
Eucharistic Minister: Contact Amalou Lim at amalou8@yahoo.com.
Lector: Contact Bill or Carol Cook at carolcook05@comcast.net.
Usher: Contact Tommy Fitzgibbon at tfitzgib@aol.com.
Altar Server: For students ages 9-17, contact Jessie Kunnel at SCLservers@yahoo.com.

You can also reach any of the above people through Flocknote.

Mass for the Homebound


Mass for Those Who Are Homebound
Heart of the Nation Sunday TV Mass brings spiritual comfort and the blessings of joy-filled hope in our Risen Savior. Please let people know they can tune in to Catholic Mass on WJYS, Channel 62 at 10:00am, on WCUU, Channel 26.2 at 6:30am, or online at this link: Heart of the Nation

Catherine Labouré Mission Statement
The Catholic community of St. Catherine Labouré, prompted by the Holy Spirit, encourages its members to love God, self and neighbor. Nourished through the sacraments, liturgy and prayer, we want to deepen our relationship with God by sharing our faith as a gifted people. We strive to grow spiritually, intellectually and socially. Committed to Jesus Christ and the Church, we embrace a vision of service to our parish and the world community