No one should know the pain of losing a child to violence or the darkness of gang life. Struggling families have the right to raise healthy children, safely. Catholic Charities brings grace and dignity to the most troubled neighborhoods in the city and suburbs, healing deep-seated wounds and providing alternatives for a better way of life. Your Mother’s Day gift will help people live productive, secure, and fulfilling lives. Catholic Charities has provided hope for 100 years. Learn more at www.catholiccharities.net.
DID YOU KNOW… A Mary Garden, filled with plants named for Our Lady is designed to be a place of beauty that reminds us of Our Lady. It helps one experience God’s creation and invites prayer and contemplation. The St. Mary Garden Ministry already grows over 35 plants named for Mary on our Parish property.
WE WOULD LIKE TO ADD MORE “MARY PLANTS” TO OUR PARISH GARDENS: Madonna Lily (also known as Annunciation Lily or Virgin Lily). The waxy white petals symbolize Our Lady’s bodily purity and the gold anthers symbolize her purity of soul.
Please help The St. Mary Garden Ministry purchase Madonna Lily bulbs ($14.00 each) for our Parish gardens. To thank you for your donation, we will share a lush bouquet of flowers from our Church gardens with you this summer.
Please make your check payable to: St. Mary Garden Ministry. Deliver your check to: St. Mary Church, 126 Herrick Road, Riverside, IL 60546 Attention: St. Mary Garden Ministry
Questions? Contact Sallie at [email protected]
St. Mary Garden Ministry…Sowing the Seeds of Love.
Here is what’s coming up at Bishop Ketteler Council:
- Fri/Sat April 28-29: Misericordia Candy Days
- Sunday April 30: 5:00 p.m. Mass and Fifth Sunday Rosary Program and dinner.
- Wednesday, May 17th: Business Meeting and Council Elections 7:30 p.m. in the Oak Room
- Saturday, May 20: Fourth Degree Exemplification, Hilton Oak Brook
For more information go to: http://stmaryriverside.org/kofc/ or contact John Flaherty at [email protected]
April 27, 2017 – St. Mary Service Outreach is coordinating the effort to provide the BEDS meals for April 27th at the First United Methodist Church in LaGrange. We are providing the dinner for that evening, as well as, the breakfast and sack lunch for the following day. Donated items need to be dropped off to the coordinator at St. Mary Parish parking lot on April 27th between 5:45 – 6:00 p.m. The following items are needed: Roast Chicken, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Salad, Fruit, Dessert, Juice, Milk, Bread, Peanut Butter, and Jelly.
Please call Pat Cuevas @ 773-457-3489 to volunteer for a food item or sign up on line at www.SignUpGenius.com/go/30E044BA8A722A3F94-beds2. Thank you for your continued support of this great program!
Attn: Parents, Teens, Confirmation Candidates and Children – Kindergarten thru Grade 5
SUNDAY, JUNE 18 – 23!!!
Totus Tuus Day Camp 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
For more information, contact Barb Slipek at 708-830-4006 or email [email protected]
For the past four weeks, the Parish Center has been a hive of activity – March 25 was the 26th annual school fundraiser, April 1 was the Girl Scout Powder Puff Derby, April 8 was the Knights of Columbus Pasta Dinner and last week were overflow Easter masses, not to mention the regular activity of school and sports use. Well over 1,500 people have probably stepped foot in the parish center in the past month.
Now think of this – twenty years ago that building was not yet completed. All of those aforementioned activities would have either been held in the Oak Room, off campus, or perhaps not even held at all. For many of you, the parish center has always existed. You literally cannot imagine the parish without that building.
Many, many parishioners paid it forward twenty years ago so that future parishioners would have the awesome benefit of that wonderful mixed use space! Now is our time to pay it forward. If you haven’t yet done so, please consider making a pledge or gift to the Building for the Future Campaign. Let’s get the office space moved and give the priests back their home! Please contact Jane Birmingham at 708-447-1020 for more information regarding the Building for the Future Campaign.
Please help St. Mary Student Council by donating all your bottle caps! We are trading them in for a lovely bench that will be placed outside the church and will give a place to sit to anyone that needs it, while waiting to be picked up after Mass. This has been our Ecology and Save the Earth project since October and we would like to complete our task by May. We need 400lbs of caps! With your help, we know we can make it!
Help us make this unsightly landfill into something useful and attractive! We will leave a container in the downstairs area near the food donations area for collecting the caps. Acceptable caps include anything allplastic (no metal parts), screw-on or snap-on, from a food-grade container 8” diameter or less; from laundry detergent or other cleaners; and from medicine bottles.
Mrs. Johnson, Student Council Moderator,
Meg Fangmann, Ecology Commissioner,
Ben Bieliauskas, Ecology Co-Commissioner
and all the Student Council
The Congregation of St. Joseph seeks a FULL TIME Food Service Aide to assist in all dietary functions including meal prep, set up and scullery. Must be able to work a flexible schedule; weekends and holidays. Requirements: 1 year of cooking and sanitation experience, high school diploma or equivalent. Benefits package offered. Come to our Center at 1515 W. Ogden Avenue, LaGrange Park to complete a Job Application or send a Letter of Interest and resume to [email protected] before May 10, 2017.
St. Louise de Marillac Summerfest Craft Show. Saturday & Sunday, July 8th & 9th 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. $50 for 1 day – $75 for both Call or email Sue Ripoli for more information – 708/774-0475 [email protected]
Plan to attend a free Advance Planning Seminar this Tuesday, April 25th at 10:00 a.m. or 6:00 p.m. at Adolf Funeral Home, 2921 S. Harlem Ave in Berwyn. Attorney Thomas W. Giger will explain which legal tools can help protect your family, a detective from the Berwyn Police Dept. will talk about how you can protect yourself against identity theft and Karl Scharman will explore the question of how advance funeral planning can help protect your loved ones. Refreshments follow the workshop. RSVP to 708-484-4111
The Power of Introspection: Recalibrating Where We Can Make a Difference Facilitator: Carol Hohle Are you an empty nester? Have you left the work world recently, or are you thinking of retiring? This workshop, filled with journaling and reflective exercises, is designed to help reimagine and recalibrate your life’s purpose. Mondays, April 24, May 8 and 22 10-11:30 a.m. Cost: $45
Discover Your Core of Love Facilitator: Carol Cummins At the deepest, truest part of each of us is something we all share. Katherine Woodward Thomas’ book, Calling in the One, will guide us in this program in living and growing into this place of truth and love, and claiming creativity and aliveness in our relationships. Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23; June 6, 13, 20, 27 Cost: $350
Help adult immigrants learn English at Aquinas Literacy Center! Volunteer as a one-on-one tutor for just 90 minutes per week at 3540 S. Hermitage Ave. in Chicago. You do not have to speak another language; all tutoring is in English. Join us for our upcoming tutor training workshop: Friday, April 28th (6:00 – 9:00 p.m.) and Saturday, April 29th (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.). Register in advance to begin tutoring. For more information or to register, please contact Sabrina Poulin at [email protected] or (773) 927-0512. Aquinas Literacy Center is sponsored by the Adrian Dominican Sisters.
Multi Parish Ministry For singles in their 40’s and 50’s
May Event Friday, 5/5, 7:00 p.m., join us for Cinco de Mayo at Cafe Salsa located at 933 55th Street, Countryside .. Cost is your dinner. Please RSVP by 5/3. Above events are subject to change. You can contact us at [email protected] Find us on Facebook – Suburban Catholic Singles
Performance On Friday, April 28, 2017, please join the Riverside Township Radio Players when they present “Murder is the Medium” from The Fat Man and “The Kidnapping” from Flywheel, Shyster and Flywheel. Performance begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Riverside Township Hall Auditorium, 27 Riverside Road, Riverside, IL. Admission is free. For more information, visit our website at riversidetownshipradioplayers.com, or contact Ellie Babka, at 708-442-8810.
Begin on Friday, March 10th at 7:00 p.m.
There will be a second collection next weekend, March 11/12, for the Church in Central and Eastern Europe. This collection supports the Church in over 20 countries, many of which are still struggling to recover in the aftermath of Soviet rule. Funds from this collection support pastoral care, catechesis, building renovations, and seminary formation. Your support restores the church and builds the future in this region. Please prayerfully consider how you can support the collection next week. More information can be found at www.usccb .org/ccee. Thank you for your continued generosity.
Girl Scout Sunday will be celebrated on March 12th at the 11:30 a.m. Mass. Join us to honor St. Mary Girl Scouts, and recognize their religious medal achievements. A reception will follow in the Oak Room.
Minniti Kostelancik Family – Andrew, Antonette and JonPaulo
ST MARY’S SERVICE OUTREACH IS COLLECTING CLEANING SUPPLIES FOR THE NEEDY PLEASE BRING ALL DONATIONS TO THE PARISH CENTER LOBBY SUNDAY, MARCH 12th BETWEEN 9:00 AND 11:30 A.M.
Spring Cleaning Donation Suggestions Dish Soap, Hand Soap, Scrub Pads, HandiWipes, Sanitizer, Comet Type Cleanser, Glass Cleaner, Toilet Bowl Cleaner, All Purpose Spray Cleaner, Detergent, Spic & Span, Pine Sol, Mops, Brooms, Dust Pans, Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Drying Towels, Sponges and Gift Cards Call Sue Jones at 708-447-2602 with any questions. Thank you in advance for all your support.
MISSION OF OUR LADY OF THE ANGELS –
A CATHOLIC OUTREACH TO THE POOR IN WEST HUMBOLDT PARK CHICAGO
MISSION OLA COMMUNITY DINNERS – Volunteers needed March 8th
Join Mission OLA in providing a safe, healthy and wholesome environment for a community dinner. Each community dinner begins with a prayer service, before providing a nutritious meal, and is an opportunity to foster healthy family and community relationships based on Christian values. Volunteers are needed from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. to set up, cook and clean up for each dinner. If you would like to donate food for this event, signup as a volunteer for a dinner or have questions, e-mail [email protected].