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Mission of Our Lady of the Angels
Theology on Tap asks your help to supply 200
students in West Humboldt park with the school
supplies they need to succeed. Very affordable
supplies can be purchased via the Amazon link
below until August 18. All supplies will be shipped
directly to Mission Our Lady of the Angels.
Fatima Shrine Aniversary Event
Celebrate the anniversary of our shrine and the renewal
of our consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on
Saturday, August 18 at a special 11:00am Mass. After
Mass, walk in the neighborhood procession as the celebration and
We seek a volunteer to play a trumpet to salute Mother Mary
during our Fatima Shrine Anniversary. If you are, or know of, a
trumpet player who is willing to do this, please call Susan Rosal
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 next Saturday, August 18,
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 847-724-6344.
Anoiting of the Sick
The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick will be celebrated
during the 9:30am Mass on Sunday, August 19. If you, a
relatives or a friend are sick, hurting, homebound, or living in a
nursing homes, you are invited and encouraged to receive this
sacrament. Additional details will be provided in future bulletins.
Hugs and Stiches
In conjunction with the celebration of the
Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick on Sunday, August 19, prayer shawls and
blankets with prayer cards will be available in the church vestibule
from 9:00 to 11:00am. These items, made by our parish Hugs and
Stitches ministry, are always free to those in need of prayer and
2018 Annual Mission Appeal
On the weekend of August 25-26, Fr. Dan
from The Society of Our Lady of the Most
Holy Trinity (SOLT) will give a mission appeal at
SCL. Serving in 13 countries including the United
States, SOLT Missionaries bring hope and the love
of Jesus and Mary to people living in poverty.
They serve migrant farm workers, refugees,
Native Americans, orphans, the elderly, families
and those undergoing drug rehabilitation. They
celebrate the sacraments, teach catechism, and
care for the needs of the poor through community
and family development projects such as clean
water, food and medical care. Your generosity
helps these missionaries to bring Christ to the poor.
Prayer for an End to Violence
Join the Black Deacons of Chicago in
praying for non-violence and healing
of the wounds of violence. The 9th Annual Sunrise
Prayer Service and Mass takes place at the
Oakwood/41st Street Beach in Chicago on
August 25 from 6:30 to 8:30am. Bring only a
chair and open hands and heart to pray for the
end of violence in our streets, homes, and schools.
If it rains, the service will be moved to Holy
Angels Church. For more information, contact
Valerie Jennings, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Saint Catherine Labouré picnic will take place on
September 9 after the 11:00am Mass. We hope to
see you there. Sign-up sheets will be out in August.
ESL Classes - Clases De Inglés
Registration for all students is Thursday, September 6. Classes take
place on Thursdays, September 13 to December 6, from 7:00 to
8:30pm. If you have questions, contact Sarah Lane Hill, 847-533-
2620 or email@example.com> Please invite others to come.
Día de registración para todos los estudiantes es jueves, 6 de
septiembre. Las clases estan jueves, septiembre 13 a diciembre 6,
7:00–8:30pm. ¿Preguntas? Contactar a Sarah Lane Hill,
847-533-2620 o firstname.lastname@example.org>
Invite por favor a otros para juntarse con nosotros en septiembre.
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
Golden Anniversary Mass
The archdiocesan Golden Anniversary
Mass will be celebrated on Sunday,
September 16 at 2:30pm at Holy
Name Cathedral. Cardinal Cupich will presiding.
To register, go to pvm.archchicago.org.
Sunday Speaker Series Opening Event
Mr. Robert Rogers, founder of Mighty in the Land Ministry,
author and musician, shares his story of losing his wife and
four young children in a flash flood in Kansas and recounts how his
relationship with Christ and immediate trust in God helped him rise
above adversity and was the touchstone of his healing. He has aired
this inspirational message called, “The Power of Prayer in Affliction:
A Personal Testimony” on EWTN, CBS, ABC and CNN. Hear him in
person on Sunday, September 23, Noon to 1:30pm in the Rec/Blue
Room. A book table and refreshments will be available. Free-will
offerings will be gratefully accepted.
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.