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St. Elizabeth Office is always closed on Mondays. It will be open on Tuesday and Wednesday this week as usual from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. It will also be open on Saturday, July 6thfrom 10:00 am until 2:00 pm.

July 2019 Calendar Announcements

-St. Elizabeth Announcement: We will have a Collection for the “To Teach Who Christ Is” Archdiocesan Campaign at St. Elizabeth Parish on Sunday, July 14th. This will support various Parish Projects and it brings money back to our Parish.

-Our next Bible Study will on Wednesday, July 17that 12:00 noon. It will be at Good Shepherd Tower. All are welcome!

-Next Prayer Vigil to end Violence on our Streets is on Friday, July 19th. More Info will follow.

-Joint Parish Mass on Sunday, July 28that St. Anselm. Mass will be at 10:30 am.

Weekly Calendar:

– Sunday, July 7th, our Second Collection will be for Peter’s Pence. This collection helps Pope Francis to serve the poor, homeless, refugees around our world.

July Calendar:

-The Second Collection today is the Peter’s Pence Collection. Envelopes are available from the Ushers for giving to this collection.

-St. Elizabeth Announcement: We will have a Collection for the “To Teach Who Christ Is” Archdiocesan Campaign at St. Elizabeth Parish on Sunday, July 14th. This will support various Parish Projects and it brings money back to our Parish.

-Bible Study on Wednesday, July 17that 12:00 noon at Good Shepherd Tower. All are welcome.

-Next Prayer Vigil to end Violence on our Streets is on Friday, July 19th. More Info will follow.

-Meeting on Domestic Violence on Sunday, July 21stat St. Anselm. This is a Joint Collaboration between St. Elizabeth and Parishes in our area. Please come to this meeting if you missed the first meetings. You are welcome.

-Joint Picnic Committee Meeting on Sunday, July 28thfollowing Mass.

-Joint Parish Council Meeting on Sunday, July 28thfollowing the Picnic Meeting.

 

“Whatever you sow in the way of kindness and joy, you’ll regain many times over. To give is to gain.”

 

  REASONS FOR RENEW MY CHURCH IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO

WHY MAKE DISCIPLES

  • Thirty-six percent of Millennials claim no affiliation with organized religion.
  • Of Millennials who claim to be Catholic, only 17 percent attend Mass on a weekly basis. However, this number doubles when you look at Millennials who attend Mass on a monthly basis.
  • Over the past 20 years, the parishioner base in the Archdiocese of Chicago has declined 25 percent, and further declines are likely as younger generations replace older, more faith-focused generations.
  • In the past, Catholic young people grew up in a society that was very supportive of faith, and they grew into faithful Catholics through attendance in Catholic schools and regular participation in the life of their parishes. Today things are different: faith is not trusted because it can’t be reconciled with science; people feel they can be spiritual without being religious; and regular practice of faith is not prioritized by families facing so many time pressures.
  • We can no longer assume children will grow into an active faith life but, rather, we need to identify new ways of bringing youth to a new relationship with Jesus Christ and the Church.

WHY BUILD COMMUNITIES

  • Our parish and school communities today face a number of impediments to vitality—the parishioner bases of many parishes are very small; the number of school-aged children in areas has decreased; there is increased competition from charter and public schools; we have fewer priests; many of our parishes are not sustainable to carry on the mission of the Church; and many parishes and schools have deferred maintenance for many years, resulting in unaffordable capital needs. We know resourcing alone is not enough to meet the needs of our times. Parish and school communities that today are well-resourced and vibrant still face significant challenges.
  • Our parishes must provide compelling liturgies that invite people to participate actively in Mass.
  • Our parishes and schools must provide true faith formation programs that move beyond catechesis to form true disciples of Christ.
  • Our parishes and schools need to reach out to people and invite them to Christ rather than wait for them to come to us.
  • Our parishes and schools need to become the field hospitals Pope Francis has called them to be.

WHY INSPIRE WITNESS

  • Today’s times call us to put our Catholic faith into action more than ever before.
  • The breakdown of the family, growing violence and lack of respect for human dignity, and the social ills of unemployment, racism, and poverty all point to a world in need of witnesses to the compassion and redemption of Christ.
  • We must follow Pope Francis’ lead and serve those in need.

 

Sunday Mass:10:30AM

St Anselm Roman Catholic Church

6045 South Michigan Avenue

Chicago IL 60637

773-493-5959