Thursday, November 8, 2018

RENEW MY CHURCH


A Prayer For “Renew My Church”

Lord Jesus, you speak to us today,

as you spoke to holy men and women
who have gone before us.
In every age and in our own time,
you call to us and say: Renew My Church.

Pour out the gift of your Holy Spirit upon us,
and so enable us
    to hear you clearly
    to listen to each other attentively
    to imagine our future boldly
    to discern your direction wisely
    to persevere in your holy will courageously
    to stay together in charity
    to surrender our own plans readily
    to embrace the greater good
    to hand on your gifts to future generations.

May we remain in the holy company of
the Blessed Virgin Mary, the apostles, and all the saints.
May their example and presence
inspire us with patient confidence
in the work of your grace.

We ask this of you who live and reign
with the Father
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God,
forever and ever.
Amen


CHRISTMAS CAROLS


KIDS!

READY FOR CHRISTMAS?!

If your kids would like to sing Christmas carols at the 5pm Mass on December 24th,  Christmas Eve, they are invited to join our kids’ ensemble. The age requirement is that the kids are old enough to read song lyric sheets. There will be three rehearsals. To sign up or for more information talk to Tim at the piano, or call 773/221-1040*24.


ANNUNCIATA GIVING TREE STARTS ON THE WEEK OF 11/18


ANNUNCIATA GIVING TREE

Please take a tag from the tree, purchase the gift listed and wrap it and leave the tag out and return the gift to Church with the tag attached by:

                  Sunday, December 9th

so that all gifts can be distributed in time for Christmas. Thank you for your continued generosity in providing gifts to the needy during the Christmas season.


OFFICE HOURS FOR THE COMING WEEK


 November 18-24th

Monday closed from 9am—1pm

Open 1-4pm

Tuesday and Wednesday

9am—12noon

Open 1-4pm; 6:30-8:30pm

Thursday,  Friday and Saturday

Closed


MONTHLY FOOD DRIVE


THIRD SUNDAY OF THE MONTH FOOD DRIVE

St. Vincent de Paul Society will be asking everyone to bring to mass (Nov. 17/18) at least one non-perishable food item. As always, baskets for deposit of food items will be present at all entrances of the church. We would like to keep the pantry stocked for those families who are in need of assistance in these difficult times.

TERCER DOMINGO DEL MES COLECCIÓN DE ALIMENTOS -St. Vincent de Paul sociedad esta pidiendo a todos que lleven a misa (17/18 de Nov.) al menos un alimento no perecedero. Como siempre, las canastas estarán en todas las entradas de la iglesia. Nos gustaría mantener la despensa abastecida para aquellas familias que necesitan asistencia en estos tiempos difíciles.


Friday, October 26, 2018

EXPERIENCE THE WONDER....LIFESOURCE BLOOD DRIVE


Annunciata Church

Sunday, November 25th

9am-2pm

School Gym

To schedule your donation please visit us online at vitalant.org and use group code:C208 or call Luisa Villegas at 773/221-1040 ext 21 or at annunciatachurch@yahoo.com to sign up.








BEYOND BELIEF


Are you interested in better understanding your Catholic Faith and the Church?  Have you ever been confronted or challenged because of your Catholic Faith by someone of no faith or a different religion or faith?
……..if so, then please join fellow Catholics from the area in a monthly gathering to explore these and other topics.  Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month in the rectory. All are welcome.

*Tuesday, November 27, 2018
Discussion on the Sexual Abuse Crisis
Presented by Jim Taylor

We will use the statement from the USCCB and Bishop Robert Barron’s Video Q & A as sources of information on topic.


REMINDER FOR RELIGOUS EDUCATION PARENTS


No Religious Education classes 

No Evening classes for High School students

Wednesday, November 21st




Thursday, October 4, 2018

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION



REMINDERS FOR PARENTS:

Congratulations to all of the Confirmation students who took a pledge of commitment on Sunday, October 28th. This is when the students take the oath of confirmation to reaffirm what was spoken for them at their Baptism. Father Vidal and all the Catechists are very proud of all the students and we wish you much success on your journey to Confirmation. 

This Wednesday, November 14th there will classes for Religious Ed students

No Religious Education classes 

No Evening classes for High School students

Wednesday, November 21st


QUEEN OF HEARTS

Raffle tickets will be available during all masses before and after.
6 tickets for $5.00 
50/50
50% for parish
50% for winner
Total as of 11/7/2018
$10,936.00

FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY


Join us for a Flag Retirement Ceremony Veterans are encouraged to attend Saturday, November 10th at the 5:00PM Mass. Please bring your tattered and torn flags to the Rectory or church vestibule to be retired. Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus Trinity Council 3755 and Cub Scout Pack 773.


COAT DRIVE


Knights of Columbus Trinity Council 3755 is sponsoring a

Coat Drive

October 28th thru November 18th

Please bring your clean, gently used coats and outerwear (gloves, scarves, hats) to the Mary Chapel. All donations are greatly appreciated.


2018 ANNUAL CATHOLIC APPEAL


“COME, FOLLOW ME”



Gifts of our time, talent and treasure to our Parish and our Archdiocese are an important part of our commitment to stewardship of God’s gifts. Those who have contributed to the 2018 Annual Catholic appeal are expressing their gratitude for God’s gifts to them and are providing critical resources necessary to continue the ministries and services of the Archdiocese.

Remember that when our Parish exceeds its goal, any additional funds received are returned for use in our Parish.

On behalf of Cardinal Blasé J. Cupich and the many beneficiaries of the Annual Appeal, thank you for completing your pledge payments. Every gift is important and appreciated.

Those who are paying pledges to the Appeal are reminded that the last pledge billing will be mailed in early December.

If you wish to make a contribution to the 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal, please contact the Annual Catholic Appeal at 312/534-7959 or online at www.annualcatholicappeal.com.



PARISH GOAL:   $20,441.11

AMOUNT PLEDGED:  $28,654.00

AMOUNT PAID:   $22,330.68

REMAINING BALANCE:   $6,323.32






Wednesday, September 12, 2018

SPECIAL BEREAVEMENT SESSIONS


The Annunciata Bereavement Ministry Support Group will hold a special holiday session on

                  Saturday, November 17th at 10AM

                  Rectory Meeting Room

We invite you to join us in a discussion about “Facing the Christmas Holidays.” It is our hope that in listening to and sharing with others, who are also grieving, that we can support one another. In order to prepare for refreshments, please call Annunciata’s rectory at 773/221-1040, if you plan to attend.





Wednesday, August 22, 2018

SUYO YOUTH GROUP



2018 FALL EVENTS



Fall Kick—Off 2018

Sunday, October 7th from 5-8pm @ St. Kevin



Trip to Shrine of Christ’s Passion

Saturday, October 20th from 1-5m



Family Youth Mass

Sunday, October 21st at 9am @ St. Kevin



Sunday Youth Night

Sunday, October 21st from 5-8pm - @Annunciata



Halloween Party Fundraiser

Friday, October 26th from 7-10:30pm @ St. Kevin



Trip to County Line Orchard

Saturday, October 27th from 1-5pm



All Teens 13-17 (Grades 7-12) are invited to join in our events!

For more information contact: Marc Vega, Coordinator

St. Kevin Church, 773/617-0482 or Marino Omelanczuk, Coordinator; Annunciata Church; 312/206-5884


ROUND TABLE


DISCUSSION GROUP

Every Thursday after the 8am Mass, a Group of people meet in the Mary Chapel to read and discuss the coming Sunday Readings. This casual, friendly, informal meeting begins with morning coffee and rolls and then moves into the Mary Chapel to break open the readings from the old and new testaments making the living word of god relevant to our lives in the 21st Century. Through reading, discussion and faith sharing, you will appreciate the liturgy of the word at mass in a new and more meaningful way. All are welcome.



Diane Losiniecki


2019 MASS BOOK


The 2019 Mass Book will open on:



Tuesday, September 25th

from 9:30AM to 11:30AM and

1:30PM to 2:30PM



If you had a mass for your loved one on a “special” day this year (Christmas, Easter, Mother’s or Father’s Day) you will not be able to book those days again in 2019. Please make your list of dates, times and names before you come in on September 25th.