It is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of our annual festivities at the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines, IL this December due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is understandably difficult as the love of so many for Our Lady is incredibly strong and a most beautiful expression of Marian devotion. However, as was the experience of Saint Juan Diego on the hillside of Tepeyac, Our Lady promises to come and find us wherever we may be.
Please read the attached letter (available in English and Spanish) from me and Very Rev. Esequiel Sanchez and share the message in full with your communities. As you will see, there will be online opportunities to join together in prayer in honor of Our Lady who we know will receive our devotion gratefully and joyfully.
Bishop Robert Casey
Archdiocese of Chicago
Statement of Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, archbishop of Chicago, on Pope Francis’ encyclical letter ‘Fratelli Tutti’Oct. 4, 2020
Back in June, in-person weekend Masses at St. Nicholas restarted with much thought, preparation, and creativity. Since then parishioners have been attending mass in growing numbers in the Chapel, Church, and parking lot in both English and Spanish. Here is current attendance information...
Shoebox Christmas 2020-What a Christmas Gift!
Different Format, Same love!
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 30, 2020
TIME: Contact at J.BRABECK@HOTMAIL.COM OR 773.266.0819 to
arrange a drop off time.
PLACE: Drop offs will be made at 2422 W. Morse Ave., Chicago.
Wrap a shoebox so that it can be opened. Pack the shoebox with just one or more small gifts (ideas: small toy, candy, winter hat or gloves). No other clothing. NEW ITEMS only .
Add a personal note/photo.
Place a sticky note on the box noting the designated age range and sex. The age categories are infant, 3-5 yrs., 6-8 yrs., 9-12 yrs. and 13 and up. Rubber band the box.
We will accept extra small gift items for our empty boxes.
Contact me if you need extra empty boxes, wrapping paper, or other supplies.
SPECIAL ELVES NEEDED: Please contact me if you are willing to wrap 10-20 boxes to hold our extra donations.
If you can, email a photo to me of your wrapping activities!!
To learn more about this ministry see: http://www.spiritlakeministrycenter.org/about_shoebox_christmas.aspx
Amnesty Gun Buy Back Event
$100 per gun, no arrests
Saturday, December 5, 2020.
Christ Temple Missionary Baptist Church
1711 Simpson St. Evanston, IL