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'REST IN PERFECT PEACE FR. CHESTER SMITH, SVD'

Dear Parishioners & Friends,

It is with extreme sadness that we heard earlier today of the passing of Fr. Chester Smith, SVD. Everyone is in shock about the very sudden and unexpected loss of a great Divine Word Missionary Priest. He served at St. Anselm in his first assignment and continued to help here every month at St. Anselm and St. Elizabeth Parishes. Please remember Fr. Chester and his entire Family in your prayers and thoughts. We wish his Family our deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers! May he be in the loving embrace of God’s hands.

Fr. Bob Kelly, SVD, Brother Alu, SVD, Frt. Giresse Etung, SVD, Fr. Mark Weber, SVD

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Due to the Covid Pandemic no Masses are being offered until further notice. Let’s keep each other and all those who are suffering, and those who have died in prayer. Your continued Donations are needed during this Crisis. You may give at the following links:

https://www.givecentral.org (LINK)

or

www.archchicago.org/offertory (LINK)

You can also Mail your Donation to one of the following addresses:

St Anselm Parish                                                                St Elizabeth Parish

6045 S Michigan                                                                  50 E 41st Street

Chicago, IL 60637-2164                                                     Chicago, IL 60653-2124

 

A Prayer to Combat the Coronavirus Pandemic

Most Merciful and Triune God,
We come to You in our weakness.
We come to You in our fear.
We come to You with trust.
For You alone are our hope.

We place before You the disease present in our world.
We turn to You in our time of need.

Bring wisdom to doctors.
Give understanding to scientists.
Endow caregivers with compassion and generosity.
Bring healing to those who are ill.
Protect those who are most at risk.
Give comfort to those who have lost a loved one.
Welcome those who have died into Your Eternal Home.

Stabilize our communities.
Unite us in our compassion.
Remove all fear from our hearts.
Fill us with confidence in Your care.

(mention your particular concerns and prayers now)

Jesus, I trust in You.
Jesus, I trust in You.
Jesus, I trust in You.

Amen.

St Anselm Roman Catholic Church

6045 South Michigan Avenue

Chicago IL 60637

773-493-5959