Generally open to Grades 3 — 8
(but any interested child can inquire)
Are you interested in becoming an Altar Server? Servers have an important role in the Mass, assisting the priest in the celebration of the Eucharist, which is the cornerstone of our faith. Please discuss it first with your parents, since this ministry is a commitment.
If you are presently an Altar Server, have been a Server in the past, or are interested in becoming one, you are invited to attend one of the following training sessions:
Wednesday, October 20 — 6:00 pm (8th grade or older)
Thursday, October 21 — 6:00pm (6th & 7th grades)
Saturday, October 23 — 10:00am (3rd grade)
Saturday, October 23 — 12:30pm (4th & 5th grades)
- Training sessions will take place in church.
- We request that a parent accompany you.
- If you are unable to make the training assigned for your grade level, feel free to attend on another date.
- We hope to see you at the training!
Questions? Contact Marianne at 708.429.6767 x213 or [email protected]
A reflection was given by Gail Sladek on October 1st, during First Friday prayer and adoration. It was entitled “Go to Joseph – Turn to Mary.” A recording of the reflection is available on YouTube by clicking on the link below.
Join us on December 17 as we celebrate the wonderful season of Christmas!
White Fence Farm presents the singing duo “Sweet Reminders,” offering special holiday classic songs that are near and dear to our hearts. There will be some song facts and humor to engage the audience as well. To top it off, we will enjoy a famous meal of White Fence Farm Chicken (four pieces) with all the fixin’s:
- homemade corn fritters
- bake potato
- cottage cheese
- kidney bean salad
- cole slaw
- pickled beets
- coffee, tea or soft drink
Depart: 10:00am (meet outside of the Devine Center)
Return: 4:00pm (approximate time)
Ticket Cost: $55.00 (includes the bus, show, and meal with tax and gratuity)
Tickets will go on sale first at the October meeting of the Young at Heart, and after that, at the parish office until they are gone. For more information or questions, please see Joanne Tuzik or Deacon Ed.
Where: St. Julie Billiart Parish – Sacred Heart Chapel
Date: Friday, November 5, 2021
Time: Begins after 8:00am Mass and concludes at 8:00pm
(A 1st Saturday Mass will also be celebrated the next morning at 8:00am. All are welcome.)
At least two Adorers must be scheduled during every hour in order to assure that Jesus is not left alone, but more are welcome and Adorers may sign up for multiple hours. Please click on the button below to fill the needed spots:
(Once these spots are filled, additional Adorers are welcome without advance signup.)
For those who do not have access to the internet, you can sign up by contacting the Parish Office at 708.429.6767 or Gail Sladek at [email protected]. Walk-ins are again welcome for the 8:00am 1st Saturday Mass. 1st Friday Eucharistic Adoration will be held monthly.
What is Eucharistic Adoration?
We adore and receive the Eucharist in communion at Mass, which is the most beautiful act of worship that we have as Catholics. We have Jesus truly present in all of the tabernacles around the world. We can continue to adore Him in the Eucharist after Mass in a quiet time of prayer and contemplation on Who we have just received . Being in the presence of the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus Christ gives spiritual strength and nourishment in a uniquely powerful way. Adoration is a way to be present with the Lord and focus on actively listening to His word through prayer.
~ Oblates of the Virgin Mary
We unfortunately have to postpone our planned Praise & Worship Night. We hope to reschedule in the near future, so please watch for updated information. Thank you!
This year’s Bonanza Raffle is under way! Registered parishioners should be receiving information on our annual Bonanza Raffle in the mail, but any adult can purchase a raffle ticket. Tickets will be on sale in the narthex at weekend Masses and may also be purchased through the Parish Office.
We also have 3 categories for Sellers’ prizes…possibly winning $250, $500 or $1,000.
Ticket Cost: $100 each
Only 500 tickets will be sold and prizes are guaranteed!
Raffle Ticket Sell Dates:
(Sales on these dates are in the narthex. Ticket sales will be extended to November 20/21, only if needed.)
Drawings held: Thursday, November 25, 2021 (after our 9:00am Thanksgiving Day Mass)
Your generosity helps the many ministries of the parish – thank you!
|Keep an eye on your mail! Registered parishioners should soon receive raffle info.
· Only 500 tickets sold
· All prizes guaranteed
· Ticket cost: $100 each
· Grand Prize $10,000
First Prize $3,000
Second Prize $2,000
· Sellers can also win:
$250, $500 or $1,000
· Drawing on Thanksgiving Day after the 9:00am Mass (Thurs. November 25, 2021)
In October, our parish will be participating in The Baby Bottle Project benefiting The Women’s Centers of Greater Chicagoland. This non-profit organization directly assists mothers and families experiencing crisis pregnancies by offering emotional, financial, material, and spiritual support through counseling, clothing & monetary provisions, prayer, and other aid. By God’s Grace, The Women’s Centers have saved over 40,000 babies—and their mothers—from abortion since opening in 1984.
Empty baby bottles will be available in the narthex in October, as a way to save your change and make your donation. If you are making a donation by check, please make it payable to: The Women’s Center. You can also go directly to the The Women’s Center website at GoTWC.org, or call 773.794.1313 to donate.
We’ll meet at 11:45am in the narthex and head to the north parking lot. Feel free to bring a chair. In the event of rain, we’ll be in the Sacred Heart Chapel.
Religious goods available for purchase in the Parish Hall (before and after all of the Masses)
The Christian population in the Holy Land is dropping at an alarming rate. Forty years ago we were more than 18%. Today we are less than 2%. Our future is uncertain.
The most important source of income for these Christians has traditionally been the sale of olive wood handicrafts to pilgrims and tourists. This has been since the time of the Crusades. But that income has all but dried up in recent years as a result of political unrest in the region, with grave implications for the Christian families.
Please shop and support these crafters. Bring your Christmas list!