New COVID-19 Safe Confessionals!

We have been replacing the old confessionals with newer ones that are COVID-19 safe and which provide more space for both priest and penitent. Now our priests can spend more hours hearing confessions! A big thank you to all whose financial support made this possible.   We hope everyone visits the new confessionals in preparation for Easter!

Renew My Church

Renew My Church Town Hall Meeting was a success. If you missed it, you can view it on YouTube.

Please do email us your comments, concerns, and questions: [email protected]
 

We Need Your Feedback!

We are asked to give feedback to the Archdiocesan Renew My Church team, both on the needs of our parishioners, the Bucktown-Wicker Park residents, and the opportunities we have to share the faith to others. In this we ask you to give us your observations and concerns. Please take time and fill out the initial survey here.

PROGRAMA “CANÁ”

¿Esta usted casado/a solamente por el civil ? ¿Vive con su pareja sin estar casados por la Iglesia?

Santa María de los Ángeles le ofrece la oportunidad de bendecir su unión delante de Dios por medio del Programa CANÁ. Este programa esta dirigido a ayudar a parejas como usted a que se casen por la Iglesia en una ESPLÉNDIDA CEREMONIA. Este año la ceremonia será el sábado 15 de mayo.

Para más información, favor de llamar a la Oficina Parroquial.

¡Qué buena ocasión para que ustedes o alguien de su familia, o sus amigos, arreglen su situación ante el Señor y su Iglesia!

ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL

God calls each of us to support of the Church with our gifts and talents: first our parish, then our archdiocese, and finally the Church throughout the world.
The Annual Catholic Appeal is a very effective way to do all three, as it supports the services that the archdiocese provides to our parish and beyond our city through Catholic Relief Services. Everything beyond our goal will meet parish needs.
Make sure you choose St. Mary of the Angels as your Parish Designation. 
We at St. Mary of the Angels Thank You for your contribution!

Women’s Book Club

Lenten Book Study

Join our SMA Women’s Book Club by reading a book this Lent, meeting two times on Zoom to discuss. We will be reading Dr. Scott Hahn’s “The Fourth Cup: Unveiling the Mystery of the Last Supper and the Cross”.

Well-known Catholic theologian Dr. Scott Hahn explains Christ’s Paschal sacrifice on the cross as the fulfillment of the traditional fourth cup used in the celebration of Passover, drawing symbolic parallels to the Last Supper and Christ’s death on Calvary. Through his scholarly insights and important biblical connections, Mass will come alive for you as never before!

–Goodreads

Thursday, March 4 at 7:00pm (Zoom) – Discuss Chapters 1-5
Thursday, April 8 at 7:00pm (Zoom) – Discuss Chapters 6-14

Join Us

If you are interested in joining, please email [email protected] or join the “Women’s Book Club” group on FlockNote.

April

The Second Greatest Story Ever Told by Fr. Michael Gaitley
In The Second Greatest Story Ever Told bestselling author Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, reveals St. John Paul II’s witness for our time. Building on the prophetic voices of Margaret Mary Alacoque, Therese of Lisieux, Maximilian Kolbe, and Faustina Kowalska, The Second Greatest Story Ever Told is more than a historical account of the Great Mercy Pope. This book expounds on the profound connection between Divine Mercy and Marian consecration.

Discuss on Thursday, May 6 at 7:00pm

May

In the School of the Holy Spirit by Fr. Jacques Phillipe

In the prayer lives of many Christians there is one person of the Trinity that often goes overlooked – The Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is no less involved in our lives than the Father and the Son, yet many are unaware of this. This book will lead you to be more attentive to the movements of the Holy Spirit in your life as you learn to value the third person of the Trinity as the Sanctifier of your soul. In his clear and simple style, Phillipe illustrates his points with many examples from modern life.

Discuss on Thursday, June 3 at 7:00pm

Admissions News

It’s Admissions Season and we love referrals! We are now scheduling in-person, private school tours after school hours and on select Sundays (11/15, 12/13 & 1/31).

Applications are also being accepted for the 2021-22 academic year. Please spread the word to your family, friends and neighbors. Either refer them directly to Heather Kracik via email ([email protected]), or have them register for a tour through the link below.

Thank you for spreading the word about our very special school!

Family of Faith/FAMILIA DE FÉ

Family of Faith/FAMILIA DE FÉ 

The Family of Faith Program is a new religious education initiative. It concentrates on supporting and strengthening families in both faith and their family unity. The program results in strengthening both the family and parish life as a great “Family of Faith.” It builds upon the most powerful element of effective faith transmission, the family.

This program has a term of four years. The complete course is an introduction to all aspects of Catholic faith, life and morals. Through it, the students and their parents, will grow together in their spiritual journey, through attendance at Holy Mass, regular family activities, prayer, and participation in parish life. Instead of being something external, isolated, or merely obligatory at times for various reasons, students will come to understand and value their religion as a way of lifefor all their lives!

Volunteers Needed At Mass

Keep Masses and Sacraments Open at St. Mary of the Angels!

We need your help to keep the church safe and open for the sacraments, personal prayer, and Holy Mass.
Volunteers make sure people stay safe, events run smoothly, and surfaces are properly cleaned. To volunteer, please send an email to [email protected].

In times past, Catholics would say: “No Priest, no sacraments.” Now we say: “No volunteers, no sacraments.” Please, if you are healthy and in a lower-risk group, consider offering the gift of your time in this new form of service. And, if you are planning to attend a Mass it is convenient to volunteer for that Mass! This allows more people to attend Masses!

We are all grateful for those who have helped us already! We couldn’t do it without you! Thank you very much!

Baptism Class Sign Up

Are you looking to become a godparent or baptize your child? If you are interested, please email [email protected] to sign up and for potential virtual baptism class dates!

For more information, including online registration, please see our Baptism Page!

MEMORARE CAMPAIGN

Let’s storm heaven with many prayers for growth and for the mission vitality of our parish! As of today there are 2,500 Memorares being prayed daily for this intention!

Pray the Memorare everyday, and let us know you are doing it by entering the number of Memorares you will pray daily in the pledge card we have available in the church. Click the button below to pledge how many memorares you can pray.