Mission Co-Op Second Collection, Assumption of Mary, and More ...
Religious Education Registration, Update to our Mission Statement, and more ...
Blessing of Cars, Is St. Christopher still a Saint? and more ...
The Feast of St. Christopher is July 25th and St. Christopher is the patron saint of travelers and drivers.
After each Mass on July 30th and July 31st Fr. Tom or Fr. Marshall will be happy to sprinkle your vehicle with holy water as you drive by the front of the church or on the parking lot.
Patron: of bachelors, transportation, traveling, storms, epilepsy, gardeners, holy death, and toothache
Take the next step with RCIA, Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, and more ...
Mission and Vision Update, Food Bank, St. Maria Goretti and more ...
Spread the word about the BCA Food Pantry at the SJB Site! The parish has a food pantry and wants to help. Everyday more and more people are being fed through this great ministry and we would like it to do even more.
If you know someone, or if you need food, please call Guille at the SJB office, (773) 486-4300. Give the name of the family and the bags will be prepared and ready for pick up. You can also stop by the SJB site any time during office hours, 9-5pm Monday through Friday.
Please allow the parish to perform this Corporal work of Mercy and feed the hungry.
¡Corra la voz sobre la despensa de alimentos BCA en el sitio SJB! La parroquia tiene una despensa de alimentos y quiere ayudar. Cada día más y más personas están siendo alimentadas a través de este gran ministerio y nos gustaría que hiciera aún más.
Si conoce a alguien o si necesita comida, llame a Guille a la oficina de SJB, (773) 486-4300. Dé el nombre de la familia y las bolsas estarán preparadas y listas para ser recogidas. También puede pasar por el sitio de SJB en cualquier momento durante el horario de oficina, de 9 a 5 p. m. de lunes a viernes.
Permita que la parroquia realice esta obra Corporal de Misericordia y alimente a los hambrientos.
I have been watching the news in horror as at least 6 are dead and many more were wounded after a gunman opened fire as families attended an Independence Day parade in Highland Park. What should have been a peaceful celebration of our nation’s founding ended in unspeakable tragedy.
Please join me in praying for the victims and their loved ones, who never imagined a July 4 celebration could become a killing ground. Pray too for the safety of first responders as they pursue the person responsible for this tragedy. They bravely rushed into the danger to treat victims and to protect others from harm.
The parade reportedly had a heavy presence of police and fire vehicles, yet this shooter was able to wound at least two dozen people before he stopped, or was stopped, and fled. Victims ranged in age from 8 to 85. Weapons designed to rapidly destroy human bodies have no place in civil society.
It is barely July, and this year the United States is already experiencing more than one mass shooting a day. Chicago Police reported at least 55 shot and 7 killed since Friday, and the holiday weekend is not yet over. Gun violence is now the leading cause of death for U.S. children.
Whatever one makes of the right to bear arms, there is plenty of room for prudential judgment in interpreting the Second Amendment so as to enact serious, broadly popular gun-safety measures. The Senate finally passed a significant, yet modest, gun-safety bill last month. But clearly more must be done.
The right to bear arms does not eclipse the right to life, or the right of all Americans to go about their lives free of the fear that they might be shredded by bullets at any moment. Gun violence is a life issue. We must continue to pray that all our officials, elected and unelected alike, will redouble their commitment to keeping safe the people they have sworn to serve.
Pope Francis wrote to the people of Chicagoland in 2016: “As Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, humanity ‘must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.’ I urge all people, especially young men and women, to respond to Dr. King's prophetic words and know that a culture of nonviolence is not an unattainable dream, but a path that has produced decisive results.”
May the Lord of mercy embrace in love those who have died, bring healing to the wounded, comfort to their loved ones, and courage to all of us, so that we may respond to this tragedy united as God’s children to build a path to safety and peace.
By Chicago Catholic Staff
Priests serving in the Archdiocese of Chicago will gather for their triennial convocation from June 27 through June 30. This gathering is an important and necessary time of spiritual renewal for the priests, so that they can better serve the people of God.
The priests have been asked to clear their schedules, so that they can fully participate in this experience. Consequently, during those four days, there might not be weekday Masses celebrated in some parishes.
However, there will be prayer services to be determined by each parish. In cases of emergency, parishioners can contact parish staff who will make whatever referral is appropriate.
The people of the archdiocese can support their priests in several ways. Their patient understanding of scheduling changes is very important. Even more important is the prayerful support they extend to priests who have prayed for them and with them.
As the priests gather for their convocation know that they bring you and your families in their hearts to this important time of prayer and reflection.
SJB Live Streaming of Sunday Mass is moving! - Starting this weekend, the Live Stream of the Masses from the SJB site will be moving to the "Blessed Carlo Acutis Parish" Facebook Page, instead of the SJB Facebook page. The page can be found here.
We are still in need of some of our Middle School or High School students to run the live stream on Sunday Morning! Commitment is minimal, and just a basic knowledge of Mass and an iPad are all you need for this Ministry.
If you or someone you know is interested, see Michael White after Mass on Sunday or email him at email@example.com