Tri-Parish Event: Fr. John Kartje: "Living with Hope and Joy,Settling for Nothing Less: A Guide for Making Faith Relevant"
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30TH -7-8:00 p.m. followed by Q&A.
Sacred Heart Church
Join parishioners from Divine Mercy, Sts. Faith, Hope & Charity and Sts. Joseph and Francis Xavier for this wonderful event! All are welcome at 6:30 p.m. in the Sacred Heart Church Gathering Space for light snacks and refreshments.
***Masks required indoors at this time.
Father Kartje was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago in 2002. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics in 1987 and a Ph.D. in Astronomy and Astrophysics in 1995 from the University of Chicago. In addition, he earned a Doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Catholic University of America in 2010.
We hope you'll join us on September 26th at 5:30 p.m. in the Courtyard of Sacred Heart Church to celebrate Fall and our coming together!
Bring your lawn chairs and Ravinia tables to picnic with us.
We'll have food, beverages, including beer and wine,
as well as dessert, all for a free-will offering!
We'll have some tables and chairs set up for our seniors
so they don't have to carry anything along!
We'll also have activities for the kids and music for the adults. Join us!
AND IF IT RAINS? WE'LL MEET IN THE PARISH CENTER!
Unfortunately, this event has been cancelled due to lack of registrations.
Join us the second weekend of every month for our Second Saturday / Sunday Social! It's also Name Tag Weekend.
Do you know the people you sit by in church week after week?
Do you call them by name?
As part of our effort to be a welcoming and inviting community,
Name Tag Weekend will be held the second weekend of each month, continuing this weekend. You are invited to fill out a name tag as you enter church. Although a simple concept, Name Tag Weekend has proven to be a popular and effective way to help communities get to know each other by name.
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!
(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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-446-0856.
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.
Many thanks to parishioners Bill Doll. Mary Pat Fahy, Kathy Handelman, Donna Dowdle, Bobbie Weiss, Michael Koberda, Chris Kaiser and Tom Carroll for planting the pots out front of our churches, and planting and tending to the vegetable garden behind the St. Philip Rectory. Want to help in the parish garden? Call the parish office at 847-446-0856 and let us know. We'll connect you with Bill Doll.
We are so grateful to you!!
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