Pastor’s Message 8th Sunday in Ordinary Time



 Father Bob’s Weekly Message  


“The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart…” Romans 10: 8-13

Our Lenten Season has begun. You can let the word of God come close to you this Lent. One way you can do that is reading the Bible and learning about it. A way you can do that is by coming to the following opportunity during Lent.

Fr. Tracy O’Sullivan will begin a Bible Study this week at the Good Shepherd Tower. All our St. Anselm and St. Elizabeth Seniors are welcome and encouraged to attend it. Anyone else who can attend is welcomed with open arms. The information is as follows and there are flyers in the Bulletin. Come join us for these Lenten Events.

Bible Study, Wednesday, March 13that 12:00 noon

Good Shepherd Tower at 55 East Garfield Blvd. Guest Parking is available.

It will be held on the First Floor there in the Community Room.

Some light refreshments will be served following the Bible Study.

Today, Sunday, March 10that St. Elizabeth, we welcome the Joint Venture Team of the SVD Brothers and Priests and SSpS Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters. One of them will speak at Mass and then they will give us a Presentation in our St. Elizabeth Church Hall. Light refreshments will be served.

There is a Fish Fry at our sister Parish of Corpus Christi in Bronzeville. They are part of our Renew My Church Grouping of Parishes. It is Friday, March 15thfrom 11:00 am until 6:00 pm. If you are interested in going, please let me or David Carpenter know. I will bring any Senior’s on the Bus to the Fish Fry. We plan to be there at 5: 00 pm. All Senior’s will be treated to Dinner. They also have a Lenten Revival for 1 hour at 6:30 pm.

Convent of the Holy Spirit, Techny, IL, Lenten Recollection Day, Saturday, March 16, 2019. The Bus will leave St. Anselm Church Parking Lot at 8:30 am and return by 3:00 pm. Lunch will be served at the Convent that day. Please call St. Elizabeth or St. Anselm Church Office if you plan to go on Tuesday, March 12th.

If you were unable to make a pledge to the Annual Catholic Appeal last week, please consider making a pledge or gift today. It makes a difference for us and others in so many ways. I know God will bless you back in a unique way.

Let us be “filled with the Holy Spirit” and embrace the Forty Days of Lent by participating in our Lenten Events and inviting God’s Word into your Heart.

“Have courage and let God lead you this Lent!”