Saturday 3:10 PM
Saturday 4:00 PM
Sunday 7:00 AM, 8:30 AM, 10:15 AM and 12:00 PM
Monday - Friday 8:15 AM
600 Brook Forest Ave
Shorewood, Illinois 60404
Office: (815) 725-6880
Fax: (815) 725-2311
Parish Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Nourished by God's Word &
Sacrament, as one family, we
are called upon to share our
faith in Jesus Christ & reach
out to those in need.
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.
DRIVES & DATES
Feb 13 & 14
Food Pantry Weekend
Serve at Daybreak
As of: 1/8//2016
Diocesan Goal: $90,668
Paid to Date: $127,623
Donor Count: 743
On Behalf of the Diocese,
We thank all our
One Family Serving God's Family
Ash Wednesday, February 10, Services
8:15am ~ Mass
Noon, 3pm, & 5pm ~ Prayer Services with Ash Distribution
7:00pm ~ Mass
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 16, 7pm
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
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.
For additional information, please contact Brad Renwick at firstname.lastname@example.org
Around the Diocese...
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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or 630-628-0900 X104.
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
Please scroll down for more information about this Jubilee Year
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.
Pilgrimage Churches in Diocese of Joliet
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|