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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, call 847-826-4704.

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 jesuitconnections.org/chicago.

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.

Parenting Help

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- effectiveness-training-winter-2018-tickets-39019433175.


“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.

Volunteer Opportunities:
• 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 support!

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 jescortt@stjosephservices.org

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 macur.brousil@gmail.com.

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 investinkids@archchicago.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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