Heart of Divine Mercy

A new statue of Jesus arrived this week and was dedicated on Friday, the feast of the Sacred Heart. Saturday was the feast of St. Josemaría, who had a great devotion to the Sacred Heart under the title of the Merciful Love. The Merciful Love was a devotion that arose...

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Corresponding to Trinitarian Love

In his Angelus address, Pope Francis said: “the Eucharist is like the ‘burning bush’ in which the Trinity humbly dwells and communicates itself.” The Eucharist is the Sacrament of Trinitarian Love, where God humbly makes himself present to us.  In the Eucharist, God...

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Finding True Life in the Trinity

We all seek the fullness of life, both now and in eternity. But can we find it? What does it entail? These questions form part of an innate restlessness that is rooted in man’s very being (Cf. Gaudium et Spes, 4, 10). If we are to have any hope of reaching true life,...

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Inspire Witness

With Pentecost, we ask the Holy Spirit to set all of us at St. Mary of the Angels on fire to launch out into the deep waters of evangelization, just as he did the first apostles almost 2000 years ago. The circumstances today are not much different than they were in...

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“Thy will be done”

We have been praying a lot for the Renew My Church process: for St. Mary of the Angels, the three other parishes in our grouping, as well as for the whole Archdiocese of Chicago: we introduced the Renew My Church prayer into our Mass petitions four or five years ago,...

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how to celebrate first holy communion

Along with Godparents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, parents educate your children in the Faith. Your example means everything to them: attending Sunday Mass each week expresses your faith, thanking God for the greatest gift his love could give: to receive him in...

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The celebration of the Eucharist

No one may share the Eucharist with us unless he believes that what we teach is true, unless he is washed in the regenerating waters of baptism for the remission of his sins, and unless he lives in accordance with the principles given us by Christ. We do not consume...

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Renew My Church: Each One Discerning his Own Mission

The grouping team from St. John Berchmans, St. Hedwig, St. Aloysius, and St. Mary of the Angels presented our feedback report to the Renew My Church Commission. Now it is in the hands of the Cardinal and his teams. As we await our decision, let’s continue praying and...

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Renew My Church: Let us Dream

Our four parishes ended the grouping team meetings of Renew My Church with a quote from Pope Francis: “I dream of a ‘missionary option,’ that is, a missionary impulse capable of transforming everything, so that the Church’s customs, ways of doing things, times and...

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Easter letter

Easter 2021 Dear Parishioners and Friends of St. Mary of the Angels, Abraham accompanied his only son, Isaac, as he carried the wood up Mount Moriah—Calvary. There Abraham would tie his son to the wood to sacrifice him. As he raised the knife to slay him, an angel...

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