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Gift Cards are here! St Martha's Guild
of the Women's Club will be selling gift
cards again this year. When you buy these gift
cards, SCL receives a percentage of the card
value. Order forms are available in the church
vestibule. For the first deadline, submit your order
to the rectory by 9:30am on October 8, or drop
it in the collection basket this weekend or next.
Later selling periods are also available. Thank you!
2 Bible Study Opportunities
Exodus: Called to Freedom
The Exodus is a defining moment in salvation history but
Exodus is not just Israel’s story; it is our story too. In this video-based
bible study we will look through the lens of Christ and his Church to
see how God works to free his people from the tyranny of sin so
that we may live the authentic freedom of the children of God. Join
us for a 10-week study, Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm in Meeting Room 1
beginning in September. The cost is $25.00 for the workbook. To
register, contact Karen, 847-826-4704 or KitchsBest@aol.com
Unlocking the Mystery of the Bible by Jeff Cavins
This 8-part study provides an easy way to understand the Bible.
You will get the big picture of the Bible, discover the connections
between the Old & New Testaments, and understand what how it
all relates to your everyday life. Come join this video-based bible
study every Wednesday from 9:30 to 11:00am, from September1
to October 31. The cost is $25.00 for the workbook. The study
group meets at the Lim Residence. To register contact Amalou Lim
at 847-217-4359 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Training is provided.
If you would like to be an Altar Server, please contact
email@example.com. If you can, please attend a training
session on Monday, October 1 at 2:30pm in church. Before
coming to the training, watch a short YouTube video here.
Watch it three times. It is less than 15 minutes long
Women of SCL, Come Meet US!
The SCL Women's Club invites all women of the parish to
a special general meeting on Monday, October 1, from
7:00 to 9:00pm in the Rec/Blue Room. We’ll enjoy appetizers and
beverages and then have a short meeting and introductions. Finally,
we’ll engage in an interactive planning session. We'd love to see
A Rose for Life
Respect Life Sunday is October 7. This is a day to celebrate the
precious gift of life given by God. Honor the life of a loved one,
either living or deceased, by purchasing a rose in their name. Roses
will be placed at the “Choose Life” shrine on Respect Life Sunday,
along with a list of the names of those being honored. Order forms
will be available in the vestibule before and after all Masses
starting next week-end.
October is the month of the holy rosary.
Come and honor the rosary at the Rosary
Rally dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima on Saturday, October 13,
immediately following 8:00am Mass. In addition to praying the
Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful, and Glorious Mysteries of the rosary,
participants will have the opportunity to participate in the
Sacrament of Reconciliation, the Divine Mercy Chaplet, Benediction,
and the Angelus at noon. This prayerful event will conclude with a
solemn procession through the neighborhood.
A Candlelight Prayer Vigil for those affected by family
violence will take place immediately following the 5:00pm
Mass on Saturday, October 13. Short comments will be given by
Fr. Maina, Julie Fleckenstein, social worker with the Glenview Police
Department, and Shelly Welch from Wings. Sponsored by the
Domestic Violence Outreach Ministry of St. Catherine Labouré and
Our Lady of Perpetual Help parishes, the vigil will take place in
the Church with a reception to follow in the vestibule. All are
welcome to join in prayer for our suffering and struggling friends
Vigil For Life
St. Catherine’s day for the 40 Days for
Life Vigil is Tuesday, October 16. The vigil lasts 12 hours, from
7:00am to 7:00pm, and takes place at the Planned Parenthood
Abortion Clinic, 1200 North LaSalle Street (at Division Street) in
Chicago. Sign up in the vestibule to pray for an hour at this clinic.
Mass for Hope and Healing
If you are still hurting or angry about the clergy sexual
abuse scandal, you are invited to join with victims-survivors,
their families, and those who care about them for the 7th annual
Mass for Hope and Healing on October 20 at 11:00am at Holy
Family Church, 1080 West Roosevelt Road in Chicago. The Mass
was created by victims-survivors, with the help of clergy and staff,
to reclaim some aspect of their faith, not in hiding, but as survivors.
There will also be a survivor-led peace circle at 9:30am. If you are
interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday Speaker Series
Fr. Jeffrey Grob will present a lecture/discussion called,
“The Mystery of Evil and Suffering.” Fr Grob is the Judicial
Vicar for the Archdiocese of Chicago, Former Chancellor, and
Doctor of Canon Law with expertise in the Church’s Rite of Exorcism.
His presentation will address the relationship between evil and
suffering and suggest that there is no reason for anyone to suffer
in isolation when we can bear each other’s burdens. Hear Fr. Grob
on Sunday, October 21, from noon to 1:30pm in the Rec/Blue Room.
Refreshments will be available. There is no cost to attend; free
will offerings are gratefully accepted. For more information, call
High School Open Houses
St. Viator High School
Come and learn why St. Viator’s was twice
named an Apple Distinguished School and
a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. You
can also tour the school, meet current students and
parents, faculty, administration and coaches.
Open Houses take place on Sunday, October 21,
from1:00 to 3:00pm, and Monday, October 22,
from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Pre-registration is available
Resurrection High School
Resurrection will host Open Houses on
Thursday, October 4 from 6:00 to 8:00pm
and Sunday, October 21 from 1:00 to 3:00pm.
Visitors will receive a tour of classrooms, science
labs, athletic facilities, fine arts spaces, and the
Resurrection makerspace, the Innovation Lab.
Visitors will also learn about the curriculum and
programs at Resurrection, including the Mother
Celine Honors Program, the Rankin Academic
Support Program and the Practicum Job
Shadowing Program. Information will also be
provided about clubs and activities, as well as
work/study, tuition assistance and scholarship
opportunities. Resurrection College Prep High
School is located at 7500 West Talcott Avenue
in Chicago. For more information, visit reshs.org
or call 773-775-6616, x129.
SCL Asian American Dinner Dance
The SCL Asian American Association is having a Fall Dinner-
Dance on Friday, October 26 at Meridian Banquets. This fun
and fund-raising event is for the renovation of the restroom in the
church vestibule. We hope you’ll join us for the fun and in helping
to improve our church. Tickets cost $65.00 ($70.00 at the door) and will be sold at all
masses for three weekends beginning today. Proceeds will be used
to renovate the restrooms in the vestibule. Please come for a good
time and a good cause.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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 email@example.com 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.