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.
DRIVES & DATES
May 14&15, Food Pantry Weekend
May 21&22, St Vincent
De Paul Truck
May 24, Catholic Charities
Mobile Food Bank
One Family Serving God's Family
Holy Family Gets a
New Parochial Vicar
FR TOM DUNN
First Friday Adoration
May 6, 9:00am - 1:30pm
Knights of Columbus
The Families of Holy Family
To our semi-annual open House
May 10th – 7pm to 8pm Family Room East
(Basement of the rectory)
Satisfy your curiosity and really find out what the
Knights of Columbus actually do and how we
Make a difference in people’s lives.
No Obligation Involved
RSVP to Dan Wascher firstname.lastname@example.org
Tony Carlino email@example.com
Please advise the number of adults and children that will attend by May5th or before
God Bless You and Your Family
Catholic Charities Mobile Food Pantry Volunteers
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|