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Rosary Vigil For The Unborn
By praying with the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants, you
can intercede to save our unborn brothers and sisters at the
American Women’s Medical Center abortion clinic, 110 South River
Road in Des Plaines. Join the Rosary Vigil on Saturday, June 16 and
the third Saturday of each month, from 9:30 to 10:30am at the
above location. Through the Helpers’ prayers and presence, many
abortion-bound mothers’ hearts have been changed, and their babies
saved from death. For more information call Russell Lundsgaard at
Give A Pint; Get A Pint
LifeSource will be in Marian Hall at Saint Catherine Labouré
on Sunday, June 17 from 8:00am to noon to accept blood
donations. Participating donors will receive a coupon for a pint of
Culver's Frozen Custard. To schedule an appointment call LifeSource
at 877-543-3768 or visit lifesource.org, select "Donate Blood" and
"Make an Appointment" then scroll down the webpage in search of
group code 247B. Appointments are recommended though walk-ins
are most welcome!
Prepare for your donation: Eat well, stay hydrated, and bring
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.
From Our Society of St. Vincent De Paul
Donation Weekend Rescheduled: The used
clothing and furniture drive has been postponed due to the
seal-coating of the parking lot. We have
rescheduled the collection for the weekend of
July 14-15. Previously published details will
be reprinted in future bulletins.
Thank you: We thank you for your generous
response to the food drive for Catholic Charities
and our alms collection over the Memorial Day
weekend. We delivered over 20 bags of
groceries to Catholic Charities in Des Plaines
to help feed the hungry in our community.
Worldwide Marriage Encounter
Don’t miss out on the upcoming enrichment
for married couples and religious on August 10-12
at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Elk Grove
Village. The enrichment begins with a private
weekend experience including presentations
about practical tools for growing in loving
relationships and provides ongoing enrichments
after the weekend from the Worldwide
Marriage Encounter community. For information
on applying, please go to wwme-chicagoland.org
and say yes today to God’s call to love one
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.
- 5 infant car seat/carriers (less than 7 years old)
- 5 large car seats (less than 7 years old) for 20 to 40 lb.
- 4 strollers
- 2 double strollers
- 5 high chairs
- 4 dressers
- Baby Food (no out-of-date please)
- diapers in sizes 5 and 6
- Girl's clothes in sizes 2 and 24 months
- Boy's clothes in sizes 6, 7 and 8
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.