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Please join us the first Friday of every month for
Eucharistic Adoration in the church starting at 9am
closing with Benediction at 1:30pm.

There is no First Friday Adoration in February.



Feb 13 & 14
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Feb 14
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As of: 1/8//2016

Diocesan Goal:   $90,668
Pledged:   $137,322
Paid to Date:   $127,623

Donor Count:   743


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Men’s Christ Renews His Parish

Saturday March 5th –             8am – 9pm

Sunday March 6th –    8am – 2pm

Holy Family Parish Family Room

600 Brook Forest Avenue

Shorewood, IL

Join us for a weekend of reflection, discussion, and renewal to start your journey closer to Christ.  The weekend is a spiritual retreat of renewal provided by men, for men, at no cost to you.

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For additional information, please contact Brad Renwick at b.renwick@comcast.net


 Stations of the Cross

7pm Fridays in Lent

Saturday Morning Mass During Lent, 8:15am



2016 Holy Family School Alumni Mass




Many Thanks to the Awesome Volunteer Crew for Helping Stuff the Bishop's CMAA materials in the bulletin!

Wanted to Share with You a Couple of the Posters from RE, who were studying Vocations and whose group assignment was to make an advertisement with qualifications they would like to have in New Vocations.





Lenten Reconciliation Service

March 23, 7pm



Around the Diocese...




"The Journey toward the Stripping of our Outer Garment"
Sacred Heart Monastery, Lisle

Saturday, February 13, 2016  9-11AM or
Tuesday, February 16, 2016  9-11AM

Join the Benedictine Sisters of the Sacred Heart for this Lenten morning of reflection on one of the above dates. Sister Mary Bratrsovsky, OSB will be the leader.  Contact Sister Mary at mbratrsovsky@shmlisle.org with any questions.  


"Clutter ain't Christian...Stuff ain't Saintly"

Our Lady of Mercy, Aurora

February 25, 2016  -7:00PM

Dcn. Joseph Ferrari, Ph.D., of St. Margaret Mary parish, Naperville and Sue Becker, CPO-CD (Professional De-clutter Coach) explore a Christian perspective on how to live with abundance, but not attachment.  Using the "Rich Young Man" and Catholic tradition, Dcn. Joe reflects on how to let go; to let God be the only source to hold on to.  Sue then presents practical ways to organize your life and your "stuff".  Contact Phil Britton for more information: p-jbritton@sbcglobal.net


"The Francis Effect - A Year of Mercy"
St. Philip the Apostle, Addison

March 14 & 15, 2016  -7:00PM each evening

This parish mission is presented by Mayslake Ministries.  In this Year of Mercy don't miss this opportunity to explore your spiritual journey through the writings of Pope Francis.  Presented by Dr. Mary Amore, Executive Director of Mayslake Ministries.  For more information please contact Carol Schubert at cschubert@st-phil.org or 630-628-0900 X104.





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Holy Year of Mercy

December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016

"Dear brothers and sisters, I have often thought of how the Church may render more clear her mission to be a witness to mercy; and we have to make this journey. It is a journey which begins with spiritual conversion. Therefore, I have decided to announce an Extraordinary Jubilee which has at its centre the mercy of God. It will be a Holy Year of Mercy. We want to live in the light of the word of the Lord: 'Be merciful, even as your Father is merciful' (cf. Lk 6:36). And this especially applies to confessors! So much mercy!

This Holy Year will commence on the next Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and will conclude on Sunday, 20 November 2016, the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe and living face of the Father's mercy. I entrust the organization of this Jubilee to the Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization, in order that it may come to life as a new step on the Church’s journey in her mission to bring the Gospel of mercy to each person.

I am confident that the whole Church, which is in such need of mercy for we are sinners, will be able to find in this Jubilee the joy of rediscovering and rendering fruitful God’s mercy, with which we are all called to give comfort to every man and every woman of our time. Do not forget that God forgives all, and God forgives always. Let us never tire of asking forgiveness. Let us henceforth entrust this Year to the Mother of Mercy, that she turn her gaze upon us and watch over our journey: our penitential journey, our year-long journey with an open heart, to receive the indulgence of God, to receive the mercy of God."

~ Pope Francis                  

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Lord Jesus Christ, you have taught us to be merciful like the heavenly Father,
and have told us that whoever sees you sees Him.
Show us your face and we will be saved.
Your loving gaze freed Zacchaeus and Matthew from being enslaved by money;
the adulteress and Magdalene from seeking happiness only in created things;
made Peter weep after his betrayal,
and assured Paradise to the repentant thief.
Let us hear, as if addressed to each one of us, the words that you spoke to the Samaritan woman:
"If you knew the gift of God!"
You are the visible face of the invisible Father,
of the God who manifests his power above all by forgiveness and mercy:
let the Church be your visible face in the world,
its Lord risen and glorified.
You willed that your ministers would also be clothed in weakness in order that they may feel compassion for those in ignorance and error:
let everyone who approaches them feel sought after, loved, and forgiven by God.
Send your Spirit and consecrate every one of us with its anointing,
so that the Jubilee of Mercy may be a year of grace from the Lord,
and your Church, with renewed enthusiasm,
may bring good news to the poor, proclaim liberty to captives and the oppressed,
and restore sight to the blind.
We ask this through the intercession of Mary, Mother of Mercy,
you who live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit for ever and ever.



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Pilgrimage Churches in Diocese of Joliet


Obtaining a Plenary Indulgence during the Holy Year of Mercy

What is a plenary indulgence?

An indulgence is the remission in the eyes of God of the temporal punishment due to sins, the guilt of which has been absolved through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  The Christian faithful who are rightly disposed and observe the definite, prescribed conditions gain this remission through the effective assistance of the Church.  A plenary indulgence frees a person from all of the temporal punishment due to sins and may be gained only once on any one day.  Indulgences are only applicable to oneself and to the dead.

How can one obtain a plenary indulgence during the Holy Year of Mercy?

By having the intention of acquiring the indulgence, going to confession (before or after the visit), receiving Holy Communion, making a profession of faith, praying for the Holy Father and for the intentions that he bears in his heart for the good of the Church and of the entire world while doing any of the following:

  • The faithful by visiting one of the Diocesan Pilgrimage churches;
  • The sick and people who are elderly and alone by receiving Holy Communion or attending Holy Mass and community prayer (even through the various means of communication);
  • Those who are incarcerated by visiting the chapel in the prison;
  • The faithful by personally performing one or more of the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy.
  • The faithful by remembering the deceased at Holy Mass and praying that they be freed from every remnant of fault and thus be embraced by God in the blessedness of life eternal.


Spiritual Works of Mercy

Admonish the sinner.
Instruct the ignorant.
Counsel the doubtful.
Comfort the sorrowful.
Bear wrongs patiently.
Forgive all injuries.
Pray for the living and dead.

 Corporal Works of Mercy

Feed the hungry.
Give drink to the thirsty.
Clothe the naked.
Shelter the homeless.
Visit the sick.
Visit the imprisoned.
Bury the dead.

 “I have asked the Church in this Jubilee Year to rediscover the richness encompassed by the spiritual and corporal works of mercy.  The experience of mercy, indeed, becomes visible in the witness of concrete signs as Jesus himself taught us.  Each time that one of the faithful personally performs one or more of these actions, he or she shall surely obtain the Jubilee Indulgence.  Hence the commitment to live by mercy so as to obtain the grace of complete and exhaustive forgiveness by the power of love of the Father who excludes no one.  The Jubilee Indulgence is thus full, the fruit of the very event which is to be celebrated and experienced with faith, hope and charity.”
Pope Francis Sept. 1, 2015

“As we can see in Sacred Scripture, mercy is a key word that indicates God’s action towards us.  He does not limit himself merely to affirming his love, but makes it visible and tangible.  Love, after all, can never be just and abstraction.  By its very nature, it indicates something concrete: intentions, attitudes, and behaviors that are shown in daily living.  The mercy of God is his loving concern for each one of us.  He feels responsible; that is, he desires our wellbeing and he wants to see us happy, full of joy, and peaceful.  This is the path which the merciful love of Christians must also travel.  As the Father loves, so do his children.  Just as he is merciful, so we are called to be merciful to each other.”
Pope Francis The Face of Mercy #9


Special Days of Prayer during the Holy Year

(On each of these days, let us join our Holy Father in prayer for blessings upon the people being remembered)

January 19-21 Jubilee Prayers for those involved with guiding or organizing pilgrimages and religious tours.
February 2 Jubilee Prayers for Consecrated Life and the closing of the Year for Consecrated Life
February 10 Ash Wednesday and the sending forth of Missionaries of Mercy
February 22 Jubilee Prayers for the Roman Curia
March 4-5 24 Hours for the Lord with the Sacrament of Reconciliation
April 3 Jubilee Prayers for those who are devoted to the spirituality of Divine Mercy
April 24 Jubilee Prayers for teens ages 13-16 to profess their faith and construct a culture of mercy
May 26 Jubilee Prayers for deacons
June 3 Jubilee Prayers for priests
June 12 Jubilee Prayers for those who are ill and for persons with disabilities
July 26-31 Jubilee Prayers for youth (World Youth Day in Krakow)
September 4 Jubilee Prayers for workers and volunteers of mercy
September 25 Jubilee Prayers for catechists
October 8-9 Marian Jubilee
November 1 Mass celebrated by Pope Francis in memory of the faithful departed
November 6 Jubilee Prayers for prisoners
November 20 Conclusion of the Holy Year of Mercy




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Youth Ministry Sunday Nights!

Operation Care Package - Knights

Thanks Girl Scout Troop 70858 for helping to
deliver 8,448 Dial Deodorants on
behalf of Knights Assembly 3232 Operation
Care Package Program!

That's $30K worth of 'Protection'!

All Souls' Mass

Knights' Halloween Party



Welcome New Organ!

 RE Kindergarteners Touring God's House

RE Rosary Week! Great Job Kids!!

Diocesan Catechist Meeting at Holy Family

Confirmation Committment Weekend


Knights Preparing for Special Needs Luncheon

Knights of Columbus at St Maria Goretti Relics

RE Youth at Daybreak, Oct 11

Seminarian Basketball vs HF Eagles, Oct 6

Pet Blessing, Oct 3

First Week of RE


Grandparents & VIP Day 2015

Operation Care Package 2015

Bundlz of Love 2015

College Send Off Blessing & BBQ 2015



Shorewood Crossroads Parade 2015






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