Ash Wednesday

Ashes are being distributed throughout the day.  Our next Mass is at 7 PM and will be trilingual.  Please, call the office with any questions.

Pope Francis has described his vision of the Church as a field hospital in the middle of a terribly wounded world. During Lent 2015, the Church in the Archdiocese of Chicago wants to bring the medicine of mercy not only to the Catholic faithful but also to anyone who stands in need of healing and forgiveness.

Across two days February 27 and February 28, the Church in Chicago will offer special opportunities for the celebration of the Sacrament of Penance and for prayers of healing. The Catholic faithful, especially those who have been away from the sacraments, are urgently invited to come and share in God’s mercy.

Our Lady of the Snows is one of 25 parishes in the Archdiocese to remain open 24 hours for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, starting at 12 noon on the 27th.

Listen to our pastor, Fr. Stan, on a Relevant Radio interview about this event. Press play on the image below.

 

Welcome to Our Lady of the Snows Parish

Dear Fellow Parishioners:

This is the Commitment Weekend for the Annual Catholic Appeal. The goal   given us by the Archdiocese is $17,000. Anything collected more than that comes back to the parish.Please make whatever pledge you can. Remember, this is apart from the To Teach Who Christ Is campaign, which we started last year!

The Annual Leadership Day will be Saturday, Feb. 21, at Marist High School. There are workshops available in English, Spanish and Polish, and there is   something of interest for everyone, whether you are in a leadership position in the parish, or just someone interested in learning about the faith. I will leave information about this in the foyer. Let me know if you are interested.

The Archdiocese will be sponsoring a FESTIVAL OF FORGIVENESS on Feb. 27 and 28. Our Holy Father is encouraging a return to the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Our Lady of the Snows will be one of 25 parishes that will be open for confessions 24 HOURS, from noon Feb. 27 until noon Feb. 28. More info to   follow!

Next Sunday, Feb. 15, our parish is celebrating Confirmation. 62 of our 8th   graders and high school students will celebrate this special Sacrament at 3:00PM, at the hands of Bishop Perry. Let us pray that these young men and women stay close to the Lord and their faith always!

Put Mar. 19 in your calendar, the feats of St. Joseph. We are having a St. Joseph Table. We will start with a Mass at 6PM, and then a meatless dinner honoring St. Joseph and the Poor in the hall after. Join us!

Save these dates, too: June 27 and 28, for our 2nd annual GARAGE SALE. My sister says that we can start bringing items in now! Whew!

Have a blessed week!

Fr. Stan

 

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