Ash Wednesday Schedule
February 15th Weekly Newsletter
Food Pantry UPDATE, Lenten Movie Event, Ash Wednesday Schedule and more ...
Join us for fellowship and fun to celebrate Mardi Gras on Feb 21 at 5:30 pm in the SJB Church Hall. Dress in colors of Mardi Gras - purple, green, and gold. Dig out those Halloween costumes and come ready to let the good times roll. There will be activities for children. Please bring a dish to share. All are welcome!
February 8th - Weekly Newsletter
Lenten Movie Event, Ash Wednesday Schedule, and more ...
Lenten Viewing Event THE CHOSEN
Flex your 'Faith Muscle' this Lent as we view and discuss the First Season of "The Chosen". This groundbreaking TV Series is a soul piercing glance at the everyday lives of Jesus and his followers.
Monday's OR Tuesday's during Lent
Monday, Feb. 20 - April 3: 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the SJB Church Hall
Tuesday, Feb. 21 - April 4: 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the SJB Rectory
Please RSVP here or call the SJB Rectory at 773.486.4300 if you're interested in attending.
Light Refreshments will be served.
February 1st - Weekly Newsletter
Blessing of Throats this weekend, Catholic Social Teaching, Annual Catholic Appeal, and more ...
Walking on the road with Jesus
Many families in our parish will be receiving the Annual Catholic Appeal mailing from Cardinal Cupich. On behalf of those served by the ministries, parishes and schools who receive funding from the Appeal, we thank you for your gifts.
Please return your response as soon as possible. The Annual Catholic Appeal offers a wonderful opportunity to answer the call “Walking on the road with Jesus.” We encourage giving at all levels to support this initiative. In addition to providing for ministries and services throughout the archdiocese, the Annual Catholic Appeal funds services in our own parish. For example, Appeal funds have supported Liturgical Ministers training and resources.
When we financially support the work of our parish, our archdiocese and the Catholic Church throughout the world, we experience a feeling of deep gratitude, especially when we contemplate God’s many gifts to us personally. By sharing our wealth through gifts to the 2023 Annual Catholic Appeal, we demonstrate our commitment to the Church and each other.
Please prayerfully consider your gift to the ACA. And remember, once we meet our parish goal, we get to keep the rest of the funds! Please donate here
January 25th - Weekly Newsletter
Kick off for Catholic Schools Week, Food Pantry needs CLOTHES, Did you know? And more ...
We need your help feeding the hungry, unhoused and less fortunate. SJB students will make food bags and uplifting messages for those less fortunate, but we need help getting it to those that need it. Please consider volunteering to drop off these packages at nearby homeless encampments and migrant worker hubs. The food can be picked up at the SJB Church Hall at 2517 W. Logan Blvd. between 8:45-9 am or 3-6 pm. If you have any other questions, feel free to contact FOSJBCares@stjohnberchmans.org. If you are interested, please sign up using the signup genius here.
We need your help
Our BCAP food pantry is now a CLIENT CHOICE food pantry, which allows clients to select their own food. With this method, clients do not have to take items they already have, do not like, or cannot eat for health or personal reasons.
IN ADDITION TO FOOD ... We are now collecting the following (new or gently used) items for our Immigrant brothers and sisters in need. Coats, Winter Clothes, Jeans, Shoes, Blankets, Towels, Sheets, Pots/Pans, and Utensils. So far about 40 men have showed up, and they desperately need our help ... they need more than food. If you're able in any way, items can be dropped off at the SJB Rectory. (M-F, 9 am - 3 pm)
Amazingly, we have recently been able to supply food in great numbers to those that need it and now we need your help to keep it stocked! Please consider donating any of these needed items! You can drop any donations at 2517 W. Logan blvd between 9-3pm M-F or on Sundays at the back of either of our churches.