7:30 am, 9:30 am, 11:30
Saturday: 5:00 pm
Weekday: 7:00 am, 8:45 am
Saturday: 8:00 am
7:00 am, 8:45 am, 12:10 pm, 7:00 pm
8, 2013, Second Sunday of Advent
"Repent, for the
kingdom of heaven is at hand!" Matthew 3:1-12
ADVENT - From the Latin adventis, An Arrival
The Season of Advent is an important part of our Christian
spirituality. It is the living sense of vigilance. We should always be in a
state of alert for the coming of Christ who is among us, yet who comes to us
each day and will come in a definitive way at the end of time. The season
reconnects us with the Old Testament fulfilled in Christ's humble birth in
The world around us will rush this season and cover themselves with tinsel
and twinkling lights while Christians reawaken the deep spirit of hope.
The first half of Advent is focused on Christ's return to us in the end of
time. The second half we are prepared more directly with the Birth of
Christ. We celebrate Christmas in the true meaning of the season..
Parish Facilities C L O S E D
The Parish Office will close at noon
on Monday, Dec 23 and reopen at 8:00 am Thursday, Jan 2.
In addition, the entire Parish Campus will be closed, except for funerals,
daily Mass and confessions in church during the week beginning at noon
Monday, Dec 23 through Wednesday, Jan 1 2014.
Sign-Up to Light Our Advent
The sign-up sheet is in the foyer of
This Saturday's Mass Moved To the Gym
This Saturday, December 7, our 5:00 pm Mass
will be celebrated in the gym as the church will be prepared for the 2nd
Annual Christmas Concert later that evening.
Baby Jesus Birthday Party,
Sunday December 8
Volunteers are needed to help with
the festivities. Contact Helena Lambke at 847.207.2635 or HelenaSami@aol.com.
Food Pantry Collection
We need your donations of ANY non-perishable foods,
personal care items, household cleaners and paper products. We also need
pasta and sauces, cereal, canned goods, canned chicken, canned fruits, boxed
potatoes, and hearty soups. If you want a Food Pantry reminder, we will send
a text or e-mail to you a few days before the date. Just send us your
contact information (text or e-mail, you decide) and we'll add you to our
contact list for monthly notices.
You can adopt a family for: their
holiday meal and gifts OR only gifts
OR only food. To participate, e-mail
(or call) Mary Ann Fenton :
The Giving Tree
Christmas trees, decorated with wish
tags, are in the church lobby this weekend. Gifts will be due next weeekend!
By now you are certainly aware of the Typhoon Haiyan that has taken
countless lives and has displaced thousands of people in the Republic of the
Philippines. Homes, churches, seminaries, schools and other buildings have
been destroyed and have left millions without the most basic necessities of
Bishop Conlon and Fr. Patrick Mulcahy urge you to pray for our brothers and
sisters in their time of suffering. Further, to assist with the emergency
needs of the people of the Philippines a second collection will be taken up
at all the Masses this weekend (November 16-17, 2013). Meanwhile, if you
would prefer to donate on line please see
Catholic Relief Services or you may call them at 877-435-7277.
The Typhoon Haiyan collections that we receive at these Masses will be sent
directly to the Catholic Relief Services which serves as an international
relief agency for the U.S. Catholic Church.
May God's love shine upon all those that have been affected by this tragedy.
Diocese of Joliet - Pastoral Planning
Survey - click here.
Father Patrick Mulcahy
The Word from Fr. Pat for this week - click here.
The Word from Fr. Pat regarding new phone system&other
School upgrades/repairs - click here.
2012 Annual Financial Statement - click here
A Very Important Message from Bishop
Daniel Conlon on the Dept. of Health & Human Service Directive
For Government Officials' contact
To send a message to congress on
HHS imposed mandate, click here and click on take action
Online registration is currently unavailable.
To register in the Parish or in
Religious Education, please contact the office at (630) 654-3365. To
register for Notre Dame School
for questions, please contact the principal, Mary Ann Feeney at (630) 323-1642.
Good News! Our
parish calendar is now online. See the left column above the bulletin link.
For more information on tix4 cause - click here.
To donate tickets - click here.
Holy Communion For The Sick Or Homebound
Anyone wishing a visit by a Minister of Care, please call Deacon Al Symonanis at 630.323.9653.
Abortion Support As Near As Your Telephone
Have you or someone close to you experienced a pregnancy loss
due to abortion? CareNet Services of DuPage offers free and
confidential support to both women and men. Please call for more
information 630-599-0043.Also, check out this website,
Notre Dame Parish Library - click here
Automatic Debit & Credit Card Offering Forms
Emergency School, Religious Ed. & Parish Closings
Pastoral Policy Regarding
Sexual Abuse of Minors Now Available
Parents and Volunteers may now pick up
this pamphlet at the Parish Office along with the required
acknowledgement form. You may also view and print the forms at the links
below. Reading the revised policy is required by the Diocese of Joliet
in an effort to keep our children safe and secure.
Pastoral Policy Regarding Sexual Abuse of Minors
Good Things to
For the people of
all countries suffering from natural disasters or war.
Special blessings and guidance for our Bishops, Priests,
Deacons, and Religious of our diocese.
Peace - in the world, in communities, and in families.
Respect for all life from conception to natural death.
Vocations to the Priesthood, Diaconate and Religious Life.
Our Men and Women serving in the Armed Forces, and their families.
All of our sick, shut in, and bereaved.
All the deceased members of our parish.
Those who have no one to pray for them.
The poor, the hungry, and the homeless.
Those in difficult financial circumstances because of the economy.
Those who are unemployed because of the economy.
All travelers, whether on vacation, or for other reasons, that they get
to their destinations and return safely.
And the list goes on.
Take God On Your Trips; Business Or
When making any trips, don't forget to take God along. While traveling in the U.S.
log on to
thecatholicdirectory.com for information on Catholic masses
anywhere in the 50 states. Traveling out of the country? Log on to
Extraordinary Ministers, as well as Mass intentions, and the listing of
the ill in our parish community are listed in the Bulletin. Click
on the “Bulletin” icon.
Altar Server Schedule, Handbook and Contract
Young People's Choir Schedule