RESTORING THE HOUSE OF THE LORD

Please consider an extraordinary gift this Christmas to help us continue to Restore this House of the Lord. We need to rebuild the stairs and front façade, which have both deteriorated significantly since the emergency stabilization work we did a few years ago. The...

Contagious Gratitude for Holy Mass

We are well into Advent, as the coming of the Christ-child is near. What a good time to find ways to bring joy and happiness to our family, friends, neighbors, and to all of Chicago. Last week we considered how to draw others to make a good Confession in preparation...

Contagious Attitude For Forgiveness

As we live out this time of Advent and approach Christmas we want to prepare ourselves and our family, friends, neighbors, and all of Chicago, for the coming of the child Jesus. The best way to be prepared for this great event is the way God prepared Mary: he freed...

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of Jesus

Holiday Mass Schedule Saturday, December 31Weekday Mass 8:00 amSolemnity of Mary Mother of God5:00 pm – Vigil Mass Sunday, January 1, 2023Solemnity of Mary Mother of God8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm (Spanish) and 7:15 pm Confession Schedule Saturday, December...

Returning to Sunday Obligation

Returning to Sunday Obligation On the First Sunday of Advent, the dispensation from obligation to attend Mass on Sunday will be lifted in the Archdiocese of Chicago. While many people have returned to regular Sunday Mass attendance—our numbers at St. Mary of the...

Objectivizing Adam and Eve’s Fruit

Objectivizing Adam and Eve’s Fruit At the pinnacle of creation, God created our first parents: Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle,...