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Registration for the 2018 -19 school year will be open starting
January 8. All registration forms are found online at our school’s
website, sclschool-glenview.org or at the school office. An Open
House will be held on Sunday January 28 from 9:00-11:00am for
Catholic Schools Week. Tour guides and Administrators will be
available to answer any questions and help you register for the
next school year.
March for Life Mass and Rallies
On January 14, join people from diverse ethnic, social and
religious backgrounds to defend, protect, and celebrate
life. One event is a Mass for Life celebrated with Cardinal Cupich
at 11:00am at Holy Name Cathedral. Another is the march which
begins at 2:00pm at Federal Plaza, 50 West Adams Street in
Chicago with an impressive list of speakers. A third event is the
Youth Rally which starts from the Frances Xavier Warde Catholic
School auditorium at 751 North State Street. For this, the doors
open at 8:00am and the rally will end at Holy Name Cathedral
around 11:00am, in time for Mass. The cost for the youth rally is
$10.00 per person with a separate lunch option. For more
information, visit marchforlife-chicago.org/marchinfo
Sunday Speaker Series
You’re invited to hear “The Truth: Faith & Science,” a
presentation and discussion with Fr. Paul Stein, Pastor of
St. Frances of Rome parish in Cicero. Are faith and science
conflicting worldviews? What’s the relationship between the theory
of evolution and Catholic teaching on creation? What’s the place of
the Catholic Church in the development and work of science? Bring
your questions, insights, and a friend to the Rec Room on Sunday,
January 14, from noon to 1:30pm. High School students are also
welcome! There is no charge to attend though free-will offerings are
gratefully accepted. Refreshments will be served. For more information,
Come to Believe
Join other young professionals for an evening
with Fr. Steve Katsouros, SJ who will talk about
how Arrupe College is transforming lives and
responding to Pedro Arrupe's call to "educate
for justice." This event takes place on Tuesday,
January 23 from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the Stretch
Bar & Grill. For more information, go to
Bible Study: St. Paul's Letter to the Ephesians
Have you been wanting to do a
bible study, but didn’t know where to begin?
The book of Ephesians is a great place to jump in!
This letter of St. Paul is both consoling and
challenging. His theme is the Mystery of Christ,
“once concealed, now revealed.” He reflects on
the mystery of our redemption through the life,
death, resurrection, ascension and enthronement
of Jesus Christ and shows how we Christians
participate in these now in the Church, God’s
new creation in Christ.
Join us for an 8-week study using the Ascension
Press video series, Ephesians: Discover Your
Inheritance on Tuesday nights beginning
February 13, from 7:00 to 8:30pm in Meeting
Room 1. You can buy the workbook online from
AscensionPress.com or order it from Karen,
847-826-4704, by January 15. The price is $22
which includes shipping.
World Wide Marriage Encounter
Here’s an early Valentine’s gift for
you and your spouse: A get-away weekend
devoted to each other in the Worldwide
Marriage Encounter (WWME) on February 2-4
at Wyndham Garden Hotel in Elk Grove Village.
The Marriage Encounter weekend includes
presentations about growing in loving relationships.
After the weekend, WWME continues to support
living in love with ongoing enrichments in the
community. Learn more and apply by going to
wwme-chicagoland.org or calling 630-577-0778.
Did you ever wish children came with an instruction
manual? They do! Parent Effectiveness Training (P.E.T.)
offers proven communication skills that really work. P.E.T. was
created by Dr. Thomas Gordon (three-time Nobel Peace Prize
nominee) in 1962 and has been revised and updated with new
content and examples that address the problems, issues and
concerns of today’s parents. You too can learn these powerful,
time-tested, proven skills! Class meets Wednesday evenings, 6:30
to 9:00pm, from January 24 until March 14 at Our Lady of
Perpetual Help. Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/parent-
“Cursillo” is a Spanish word which means “short course” and it is the
name of a Catholic Lay Ecclesial Movement. The full name of this
movement is “Cursillo de Cristiandad” or “short course in Christianity.”
On behalf of the SCL Cursillo Community, we wish you a joyous
Christmas. Please contact Michael LaTona, 847-971-8431 or the
Rectory, 847-729-1414 if you’d like to learn more about Cursillo.
Ministry to Those Who are Sick or Homebound
Care for parishioners who are sick is important to us. Please let us
know what spiritual care is needed when by calling the rectory at
847-729-1414, option 3. In cases of hospitalization, tell the hospital
staff the religious affiliation and parish of the patient. Finally, contact
the hospital’s Pastoral Care Office at any time during a hospital stay.
To request that Communion be brought to someone’s home, please call
the rectory at 847-729-1414.
The Women's Center
Women who think they are pregnant and are
in difficult situations come to the Women’s Center
for help, an ultrasound and counseling. In 33
years of service they have saved over 39,000
women and their babies from abortion.
• Lobby receptionist on Monday afternoons
• People with open availability to learn greeting and reception roles
• People conversational in Spanish and English
• Individuals and groups to clean, tag, and box bottles for their Spare Change Campaigns.
For more info on these volunteer roles, call 773-794-1313.
Baby Gear Needed: 5 infant car seat/carriers,
also 6 large car seats (less than 7 years old) for
20 to 40 lb. children, 6 walkers, 4 high chairs,
3 double strollers, 2 fixed side cribs, 3 dressers,
2 toddler swings, baby carriers, potty chairs,
baby bottles and baby formula, large and
extra-large maternity clothes and diapers in
sizes 5 and 6.
The families who receive these items are grateful
for your generosity.
Heinen's Helps SCL
Please sign up for Heinen's Tasteful Rewards: Teaming
up for Education Program and designate SCL School. The
school will receive up to 1% of your spending as a donation. It’s
necessary to sign up and select SCL every school year (September
through April) by signing in to your rewards account or visiting the
Customer Service desk in the store. Thank you very much for your
ESL and Citizen Instructors Needed
Talented individuals are needed to assist enthusiastic
adult students on the path to learning English and to becoming
citizens. ESL Instructors are not required to know a foreign
language. Citizenship instructors help students familiarize themselves
with U.S. history and civics while improving their English skills and
conversational confidence in order to pass the U.S. Citizenship Exam.
Volunteers teach on Thursdays, 7:00-8:30pm during the school year
at St. Catherine Labouré School. New instructors will receive free
training and observe a class prior to starting. After training, you’ll
have the knowledge and resources of the dedicated staff at
St. Joseph Services to assist you in becoming an effective instructor.
If you are interested or have questions, contact James Escortt at
773-278-0484 or email@example.com
Become a SPRED Catechist
SPRED (SPecial REligious Development) is a small community of adults who share their experiences of
faith with each other and with friends who have cognitive and emotional
disabilities. The SPRED Community at SCL needs two new catechists. If
you’re looking for a new volunteer opportunity in this new year, please
consider becoming a SPRED catechist. We meet on Thursdays from 6:00 to
9:00PM. It will be an experience
you’ll cherish with people who will cherish you! If you’re even a little
bit interested, please contact Madelynn at 847-724-6338 or
Coming to a Parish Near You
Our neighboring parish,
St. Isaac Jogues shows free movies on the second Friday of each month at
7:00pm. The films are either religious in nature or ones that help lift
the human spirit. Admission, popcorn and soda are all free.
"Invest in Kids" Tax Credit Scholarships
Through the “Invest in Kids Act,” Illinois children from low-
income households who want to attend private schools will
have access to new scholarships. The scholarships offered through
this program could cover up to 100 percent of tuition and eligible
fees for next school year. Below is more information about how to
apply and details on eligibility requirements. To learn more, see
last week’s parish bulletin, visit archchicago.org/tcs or contact the
Archdiocese at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 312-534-5321.
Mercy Home Mentoring
Do your New Year’s resolutions include helping someone
in need? Consider mentoring. The Friends First Program
of Mercy Home for Boys and Girls is a one-on-one mentoring
program for youth ages 9-17 in the Chicago area. The purpose of
the program is to engage young people in fun, meaningful activities
that promote healthy personal and social development. To learn
more about becoming a mentor, call the Friends First Program at
312-738-9560 or visit mercyhome.org/mentor.
You Are Invited!
"Do you play an instrument
or like to sing? The contemporary ensemble is looking for "a few good
men/women" to join us in leading the congregation in song on Sunday
mornings at 11:00am. We rehearse at 7:00pm on Wednesday evenings in the
church. For additional information, please contact Julie Ratschan at
847-498-30 64, or meet with us at the front of church after the 11:00am
Liturgy on Sunday.
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