What’s Happening with the Rummage Sale?
No rummage sale will take place in 2020, either on the St. Nick’s campus or online.
A raffle of gift cards from local businesses will be held on Saturday, August 1. The raffle will support the community, create energy around alternatives to our traditional rummage sale, and make up for some of the lost revenue from the cancelled sale.
Must be eighteen or older to participate
Purchase tickets HERE
We are now having Mass in the Chapel on Saturday at 4:30 pm in English and on Sunday at 1:00 pm in Spanish, registration is required. We are also having parking lot Mass on Sunday at 9:00 am in Spanish and 11:00 am in English, registration is suggested but not required.
Visit our Reopening page for more details and to register.
Learning about faith as a young adult (20s & 30s) means exploring your personal relationship with Jesus and developing that relationship as a basis for your faith. There are sessions all around the Archdiocese and these faith communities of Evanston invite you, and your friends, partners and spouses, to join us …
Zoom Discussions, 7:00—8:30 p.m.
Visit UCYM.org on the day of the presentation for the evening’s link and to join our email list
Monday, June 29, 2020 — Sponsored by UCYM
The Church Is Young When She Is Herself, Bishop Mark Bartosic
Thursday, July 9, 2020 — Sponsored by Sheil Catholic Center
From Racism To Conversion, Mary Katharine Deeley MDiv
Wednesday, July 15, 2020: Sponsored by Saint Mary Parish
Open-Mindedness, Close-Mindedness & Intellectual Humility: Navigating Big Questions as a Christian in the World Beyond the Church, Joseph Vukov, PhD
Tuesday, July 21, 2020: Sponsored by Saint Nicholas Parish
A Spirituality Which Does Justice, Cliff Barber
Sponsored by UCYM
Saint Athanasius Parish, Saint Joan of Arc Parish, St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Church, Saint Mary Parish
Sheil Catholic Center
Visit: www.ucym.org/tot for more information or contact email@example.com
Our food drive for St. Vincent de Paul starts MONDAY! A list of food items that SVdP needs is below. Food items can be dropped off at St. Nicholas Parish at any time. We will have our food drive for two weeks. Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pasta, pasta sauce, peanut butter, jelly, bread, rice, soup, canned fruit, pancake mix, syrup
¡Nuestra campaña de comida para San Vicente de Paúl comienza el LUNES! A continuación se incluye una lista de alimentos que SVdP necesita. Los artículos alimenticios se pueden dejar en la parroquia de San Nicolás en cualquier momento. Tendremos nuestra campaña de comida por dos semanas. Preguntas? Contáctenos en email@example.com.
Lista de Comida
Pasta, Salsa para pasta, mantequilla de maní, jalea, pan, arroz, sopa, fruta enlatada, mezcla para panqueques, jarabe
Those of you who are able, please continue your weekly or monthly contributions to Sunday Offertory until we can worship together again because many may not be able to continue their generosity this year. Envelopes can be mailed, dropped through the parish office front door slot or go online for one-time or recurring gifts at membership.faithdirect.net/IL909
Dear Friends in Christ,
These fifty days of Easter, leading to Pentecost, are marked by unprecedented suffering, as humanity has fallen victim to a perilous contagion. In addition to the threats to our physical well being, we are suffering spiritually as the Covid-19 pandemic has required restrictions of our worship and active participation in the sacramental life of the Church. Surely, there have been moments in history when governments and rulers have persecuted Christians and banned their public worship. This is not one of them. Rather, the present restrictions come in response to an extreme medical emergency as local, state and federal authorities – specifically public health officials – legitimately fulfill their responsibilities to safeguard human life and the common good. They have based their reasonable guidance on careful consideration of empirical data and the best available disease-mitigation practices as they seek to contain the pandemic’s rampage through our communities.
While everyone must exercise good citizenship in observing these restrictions, I call on the Catholic faithful, as advocates for justice and charity, to comply with these regulations. From the first pages of Scripture we learn that we indeed are “our brother’s keeper,” a truth that must inspire us as we are called to sacrifice. We should also be motivated to cooperate with public safety norms, given our reverence for life and human dignity. This is, at its heart, a moment to proclaim the breadth and depth of what it means to be pro-life, particularly as this virus preys on the most vulnerable in our midst.
The good news is that a plan for a gradual reopening of our churches has now taken shape, as I note below. However, since our movements will be restricted as that plan unfolds in different phases, your pastors and bishops will continue for the present time to offer Mass in private each day and to live stream and broadcast Masses from our parishes and the archdiocese. I am particularly grateful to ABC-TV, Univision and Polvision in Chicago for giving us airtime every Sunday. These celebrations surely are not the same as gathering in our churches for Mass, but I know from hearing from many parishioners that they provide a great deal of solace and support in this time of uncertainty.
We must be honest. We expect this situation to continue for some weeks, and any plan for reopening our churches for public worship must include every precaution to ensure public gatherings do not create a second wave of contagion, thus squandering the gains made through our sacrifice in these days.
With those realities in mind, I am heartened to announce that we have reached an agreement with the Office of the Governor on a multi-phase Plan for re-opening our churches for the celebration of the sacraments, private prayer, adoration and Mass. As I share the Plan with you, both by way of an Executive Summary and the full Plan in the following pages, I want to assure you of my prayers for you and your family’s personal, material and spiritual well being. I also express my appreciation to the many people on the archdiocesan staff and in the Office of the Governor for the many hours they have given to designing and fine tuning this agreement. Again, I call on all Catholics to seize this moment to exercise faith-filled citizenship in a way that reflects our deep regard for life, our calling as disciples of Jesus and our love of country.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
Cardinal Blase J. Cupich