CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER.
WE WILL GATHER AGAIN AT A FUTURE DATE.
We hope you'll join us on August 29th at 5:30 p.m. in the Courtyard of Sacred Heart Church to celebrate our coming together and the end of summer! Bring your lawn chairs and Ravinia tables to picnic with us. They'll be food for dinner you can purchase, while we'll provide all the beverages, including beer and wine, as well as dessert! We will have some tables and chairs set up for our seniors so they don't have to carry anything along! Join us for dinner, enjoy a little jazz and catch up with your fellow parishioners!
Hospitality: Let's Make it a Reality!
(Pictured above: Joe McGowan, the new leader of our Greeter Ministry,
and fellow greeter, John Russell.)
What is “Radical Hospitality”?
It’s the kind of genuine love and welcome that Jesus modeled for us. It goes beyond pleasantries and provides a sense of belonging. It offers the space for connection and grows trust and connection.
Why is it important?
It is what we are called to do as followers of Jesus. Today, with so many things vying for people’s attention and the fact that many of us are busy and fragmented, hospitality must be the foundation of all we do.
Did you know that visitors to our parish form an opinion about Divine Mercy and our parishioners within 2 minutes of their arrival? And at Mass, it takes just 11 minutes for a first time visitor to decide whether or not they’ll come back.
What Can I Do?
A few easy ways to help….. Take time to notice and introduce yourself to those around you at Mass. Make room for those who join your pew. Sit in the middle of the pew! It sounds radical, right? But it helps guests to feel they are welcomed. Join us after Mass when we offer social time and meet someone new.
Will you consider joining one of our Welcome Ministries?
Experience connection and joy as you help our parish
to become more vibrant and welcoming.
Our mission is to joyfully and sincerely welcome each person
who enters our doors. A gentle smile and friendly greeting
makes all the difference in making people feel welcomed.
Serving just once or twice a month will really help us.
We need you! For more information, contact Joe McGowan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-218-8909
Our mission is to help all feel welcomed by providing refreshments.
A great ministry for those who enjoy preparing and serving food and drinks. Serve once a month after a weekend Mass. For more information, contact Sue at email@example.com or 847-446-0856.
Join Us for the August Virtual Cafe
Feed Your Soul Gospel Reflection
When your soul is hungry, it's easy to feel restless.
And sometimes there's this sense that something is missing in life.
If you find yourself in this spiritually-unsatisfied-sort-of-spot,
then why not do something about it?
Join us this August once a week for 35 minutes
of community and conversation.
Choose an evening or morning session:
Thursday Evenings 7-7:35 p.m. August 5th-26th
Friday Mornings 9:30-10:05 a.m. August 6th-27th
Invite a friend and attend together or come as you are and meet some new friends.
Ready to register? Click here.
Questions? Email Sue Lehocky here.
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