Welcome! Bienvenidos! Zapraszamy!

 

Father Stan says: "It is a great feeling to be able to say that you feel “at home” in a parish. I was made to feel at home here the very first time I walked through the doors. It is the right of every Catholic to belong to a parish where they are made to feel wanted, needed and welcomed.

This is our goal here at Our Lady of the Snows. We want everyone who chooses to worship here to feel like this is exactly where they belong! Come and check us out! If you are already part of the parish, tell a friend, invite a neighbor! Let’s see what we can do…together!

I was once told that Our Lady of the Snows was “the best kept secret on the southwest side.” We don’t want to be a secret anymore! I’d rather be known as the “best known”   parish on the southwest side! Together, we can make it happen!"

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Who We Are

We the Parish Family of Our lady of the Snows are a Catholic faith community guided by the Holy Spirit enriched with various ethnic backgrounds and races, we are drawn to Jesus Christ who is the center of our lives.

As we gather around the Lord’s Table to celebrate and strengthen our faith, we are fed and nourished by Word and Sacrament to go forth and spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. By opening our hearts and hands with love and compassion, we become living witnesses to our parish community and to our world.

As faithful stewards of our Baptismal Commitment we wish to ensure the ongoing spiritual growth of all the members of our parish family, especially our children. Through our active participation we encourage one another to continue our journey of faith. Following the example of Mary, our patroness, we strive to do this in a warm and caring way.

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What We Do

As a Roman Catholic parish, we continue the work entrusted by our Lord, Jesus Christ. Evangelization (bringing the Gospel to others) calls each of us to deepen our faith, believe in the Gospel message and go forth to proclaim the Gospel. The focus of Evangelization calls all Catholics to be evangelized and then go forth to evangelize others. Pope Benedict XVI called for the re-proposing of the Gospel "to those regions awaiting the first evangelization and to those regions where the roots of Christianity are deep but who have experienced a serious crisis of faith due to secularization." Evangelization invites each Catholic to renew their relationship with Jesus Christ and his Church.  We do all this through our different ministries and organizations that are part of Our Lady of the Snows Parish.

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What Keeps Us Going

The rich Sacramental Life of the Church is our source of energy.  Sacraments are the living gift of Jesus' presence with us in all circumstances and times of our lives. If you are old enough, you may recall our Baltimore Catechism definition: "A sacrament is an outward sign instituted by Christ to give grace." The Catechism of the Catholic Church says, "A sacrament is an efficacious sign of grace, instituted by Christ and entrusted to the Church, by which divine life is dispensed to us through the work of the Holy Spirit." Sacraments are the moments when we celebrate the living presence of our God through ritual and symbol.  Rituals and symbols continue to tell us the story of how intimately we are united with our God as we walk through our lives of uncertainty, joy, pain, and sorrow. We are called to birth and new life; we live among one another in a lifetime of commitment and service; in our moment of death we return our lives to our Creator.

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