Pastor’s Message

Father Bob’s Weekly Message

 

“Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is Lord alone! You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. ”

I am grateful to the leaders and volunteers of St. Anselm Parish who helped to make the

“Multi-cultural Mass and Taste of St. Anselm” a wonderful success last weekend. This includes all of our Parishioners who sold Raffle Tickets, Donated and Served Food and gave Door Prizes. All who helped to set up, decorate, shop and clean up last Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Bro. Luis Carmona, SVD and Sr. Julita, SSpS, who decorated the Church. Our Musicians, Choir Director (s) and all who sang from both Parishes. Our servers and dancers at the Mass, those who proclaimed the Scriptures and Petitions in languages representing our Communities of Faith. Our Parishioners from St. Elizabeth who supported us by buying many Taste Tickets, Raffle Tickets and Door Prize Tickets, and who assisted at the Mass as Gift Bearers, Readers and Communion Ministers. All who attended and who brought Friends and Neighbors from both Parishes.

A special thanks to Tina Carter, who kept us organized and planning, and who led the Committee…David Carpenter and Friends from Good Shepherd for mailings, James Teemer, Ray Hilliard, Regina Cook, Vicki Cooper, Lisa Pruitt, Marcheta Smith, Richard and Norman Dunbar…Thank you to all who shared their time, talent and treasure. A report will be given soon about the results.

The month of November is a time to “Remember All Our Family Members, Friends and Loved Ones who have gone before us.” We especially remember all our Parishioners from Saint Anselm and Saint Elizabeth, who have passed away during the past year from November, 2017 to November, 2018. You are invited to bring their Pictures, Memorial Programs or Memorial Cards to a table by the Paschal Candle. We will place the ones we have there from the past year. A Remembrance Book is also there where you can record the names of loved ones.

Let us pray…“Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen”

-St. Elizabeth Parish Council will meet today following Mass.

-A “Taste of Alpha” is being offered at St. Katherine Drexel (former St. Ailbe) on Saturday, November 17thfrom 9:30 am until 11:00 am. It is a possible 90 minute tool that can be used to “Renew Our Churches.” It is free and I invite you to consider it. Please see me if you are interested, or I encourage you to register for it at www.evangelizechicago.org

We hear about the two greatest Commandments in Mark’s Gospel today. They are the beginning of our relationship with God and each other.

-Fr. Bob Kelly, SVD

“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”