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Golden Rose Award Winner
Congratulations to Melissa Zerwic on being chosen for the
Golden Rose Award from the ACCW Vicariate II! This award
is given to a dynamic Catholic high school girl who not only excels
at volunteering but lives her faith openly. She will be honored at the
Catholic Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women’s breakfast. We
are very proud of Melissa.
Open Hearts Award Grants
Jaden Dias is a 14-year-old parishioner who is
proud of the many ways our parish includes people
of all abilities and cultivates a spirit of inclusion. Jaden wrote in his
winning Junior Open Hearts Award essay that “Jesus is our role
model and he loves each and every one of us. We have a duty to
follow his example and welcome all people to participate with us at
Mass.” We will apply Jaden’s Award grant of $1,000.00 toward
transmitters for Assistive Listening Devices so persons with hearing
loss will then be able to better enjoy events in the Recreation (Blue)
Room and Marian Hall. Thank you Jaden!
The full cost of the purchase and installation of transmitters for
both rooms is $3,924.00. If you would like to help with the remainder
of the cost, please put your donation in an envelope marked
“Inclusion,” place it in the Sunday collection, and know that we
are grateful. As always, please contact Janice Seipp at
email@example.com or 847-528-7025 for any inclusion help.!
Advent Reflection Booklets:
Booklets with daily reflections on
Advent will be available in the church vestibule at no charge.
School Christmas Show:
The matinee performance of “A Charlie
Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schulz” will be Wednesday,
December 19 at 1:00pm; the evening performance will be
Thursday, December 20 at 7:00pm.
This is a tradition since 1565 when the first feast of
“nativity” was celebrated in the Philippines. Experience the spirituality
of the season, the anticipation and expectation of the birth of our
Lord and fellowship on Friday, December 21 at 7:00pm. A reception
will follow in Marian Hall.
This Hispanic observance 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 16, processes through the
school and ends with festivities in Marian Hall.
On Tuesday, December 18, at
7:00pm in the church, experience God’s forgiveness and mercy in a
communal reconciliation service with the option to confess individually.
Remembering Those Who Grieve
Each year, the SCL Bereavement Ministry delivers poinsettia
plants to parishioners who have lost family members during
that year. Sadly, there are 22 such families for this year. This year’s
poinsettia delivery date is Saturday, December 15. If you can help
with the delivery of these plants, please come to the rectory at
9:00am on Saturday, December 15. Your help is truly appreciated.
Mass of Hpe and Healing
Please come to mass at 8:30am at Our Lady of Perpetual
Help church on December 28, the Feast of the Holy Innocents.
This will be a Mass of Hope and Healing for all who mourn the
loss of a child for any reason at any age. Intentions will be placed
with the Christ Child throughout the Mass and remembered during
Eucharistic Adoration throughout the day. For more information,
contact the OLPH Respect Life Ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
Join Father Maina on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land
January 2-13, 2019. Visit Petra, one of the Seven
Wonders of the World, and the baptismal site. Walk in the foot-
steps of Jesus in the places where He, His parents, and His disciples
lived, worked and served. Touch and venerate the places where
was conceived and born, where he bled, died, and rose again.
Listen to guided scripture meditations in the places that set the
scenes of those biblical readings. Stand in the places where miracles
happened and where people still pray for them. Sail on the Sea of
Galilee and swim in the mineral-laden Dead Sea. Travel through
the desert of Jericho and pray in the Garden of Gethsemane. Carry
the cross with other pilgrims along the Via Dolorosa. Meet other
Christians on a journey of faith and build new friendships. Eat local
fare and shop for gifts, such as olive wood and mother of pearl,
handmade by Arab Christian artisans. The cost is $3,339 per
person, based on double occupancy. Register before August 20 to
qualify for the Early Booking savings! For questions, contact
Corporate Travel Service at 866-468-1420.
Widows and Widowers Support Group
The WWSG offers fellowship for
both widows and widowers from Glenview and
surrounding communities. The group meets for
one hour at 9:30am on the third Monday of each
month in the Francis Room at OLPH.
Light refreshments are served and all are
welcome. For more information, contact SCL
parishioner Irene Alwan at 847-525-4454.
Adult Faith Formation
SCL Faith Formation Ministry is offering a six-week course,
Introduction to Christian Anthropology, to explore the
Christian vision of human nature. Join us for an in-depth look at the
development of our human societies and cultures as we study the
biblical creation stories, original sin, death, judgment, heaven and
hell. Our teacher, Fr. Matthew Bozovsky, is a priest at Our Lady of
Ransom in Niles. He is also Adjunct Faculty and Spiritual Director
at USML and the Permanent Deaconate Program. His advanced
degrees are in biology and theology. The course meets on Tuesdays
from 7:00 to 8:30pm, beginning February 12. The cost is $25.00
and pre-registration is encouraged. For more information or to
pre-register, contact Karen at 847-826-4704 or email@example.com .
Memorial Bricks for the "Choose Life" Grotto
Commemorative bricks in the Choose Life grotto, just
north of the church, are available to commemorate
important people or times in our lives. Some reasons to order a
brick include memorializing a friend or relative, a wedding or
anniversary, a graduation, or in thanksgiving for blessings. Order
forms are available from the rack in the vestibule or the rectory.
Size and price information are on the order form.
Liturgical Ministers Sought
If you are 18 years or older and would like to serve
as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion
(EMC), please contact Amalou Lim at firstname.lastname@example.org. EMCs
usually serve every few weeks at the Mass of their preference and
occasionally on holidays. Training is provided.
If you would like to proclaim Scripture as a Lector please contact
Bill or Carol Cook at email@example.com. Training is provided.
If you would like to be an Altar Server, please contact
coming to the training, watch a short YouTube video here.
Watch it three times. It is less than 15 minutes long
WINGS provides a pathway to
independence for adults and
children who are escaping from domestic violence
and abuse. One service they provide is temporary
housing for those who have escaped their violent
homes. WINGS has some critical needs right now,
especially medicine due to so many people within
the shared living space getting sick. Please donate
the following items to the designated basket in
the church vestibule.
- Cough medicine for children
- Cough medicine for adults
- Children’s pain reliever
- Cough drops
- Heartburn medicine
- Lysol spray
- Air freshener spray
- Baby wipes
- Baby bottles
Help Fill Mary's Closet
Donate clean, gently used men’s and
women’s designer apparel, fine
jewelry, shoes, and handbags to Encore. Encore is
a designer resale event for Catholic Charities
Mary’s Closet program which offers professional
attire and job readiness consultation to men and
women who are seeking employment or beginning
new jobs. Please mark all donations “ENCORE”
and drop them off at Catholic Charities ,1717
Rand Road, Des Plaines or 721 North LaSalle
Street, Chicago. You can also leave them at
Relevant Radio, 145 South Northwest Highway,
Park Ridge or St. Francis Xavier Parish, 524 9th
Street, Wilmette. For more information or pick-up
service, visit www.catholiccharities.net/maryscloset
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of SCL’s Weekly prayer Devotions
Join us in special experiences
of prayer during Monday Night Holy Hour at 7:00pm in Holy
Family Chapel, as well as the Novena to Our Mother of Perpetual
Help on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month and the
prayer meeting of the Grupo Da Immaculada on the last Sunday of
each month at 2:00pm in the church.
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.
- 4 infant car seat/carriers (less than 7 years old)
- 5 large car seats (less than 7 years old) for 20 to 40 lb.
- 4 umbrella strollers
- 2 double strollers
- 6 high chairs
- 3 toddler beds
- 4 walkers
- 4 dressers
- Baby Food (no out-of-date please)
- Diapers in sizes 5 and 6
- Girl's summer clothes in sizes 2 and 5
- Boy's clothes in sizes 7 and 8
- Women's hygene products
The families who receive these items are grateful
for your generosity. For drop off address or schedule pick-up, call 773-794-1313.
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, visit archchicago.org/tcs or contact the
Archdiocese at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 312-534-5321.
Mercy Home 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.