E-Bulletin - December 3, 2018
It is very clear that the cold has decided to come to Chicago to stay! We hope you are staying warm and safe. Along with gloomy clouds, you may be noticing that the nights are getting longer and days shorter. Its a reason for us to be of good cheer and to light up the way for one another.
We see it in our our Jewish friends and neighbors who have begun the season of Hanukkah, us Catholics march week by week with candles for Advent, and it seems everyone is putting up Christmas lights. All of these lights help dispel the dreariness of these long, cold nights. Through the lights we put up, we anticipate the coming of the true light into the world - Jesus Christ.
Here are a few important notices from the parish for the week ahead.
Are We There Yet?
While the hustle and bustle of preparing for Christmas takes many of us by storm, Fr. Sergio has a message for us at the beginning of Advent... it's important to take the time to enjoy the journey towards Christmas and to always remember that the reason for the journey is the coming of Christ. To read Fr. Sergio's pastoral letter,
Advent Speaker Series
You've heard of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, but do you know their meaning as gifts from the Magi? This Advent, make plans for 3 talks (for adults and children) on Wednesday nights starting December 5 in which you'll not only learn about the gifts, but also take home your own keepsake of gold, frankincense, and myrrh! For more details,
Help us reach our goal of 550 warm hats and mittens for children at St. Mary of the Lake School. Take an ornament from our Giving Tree and select items for the student whose name is on the ornament. For more information,
Continue to have a great week!
We want to highlight and show our thanks to the 45 donors (and counting) who supported our Giving Tuesday campaign "Christmas on the Corner." Thanks to their generosity, we are excited to place a new outdoor nativity on the corner of Addison and Paulina in the coming weeks. Be on the look out for it!
For your convenience, we've included a copy of yesterday's bulletin below and a copy of the Mass schedule for Christmas.
Sent by David Heimann on Monday, December 3 at 2:00PM