Outside of the Parish News

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend is a positive and personal experience offering married couples an opportunity to learn a technique of loving communication that you can use for the rest of your lives. It is a chance to look deeply into your relationship with each other and with God. It is a time to share your feelings, hopes and dreams with each other.  Sign up today to attend one of the upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends

Are you looking for a way to communicate with your spouse on difficult topics?  Look no further.
No – we don’t have an App for you, what we have is a wonderful weekend away together to learn a technique of communication that will renew, rekindle and restore your love for each other.  It is a time to share your feelings, hopes and dreams with each other.  Worldwide Marriage Encounter is a weekend to rediscover the spark that was
there on your wedding day. Take time to rediscover the best friend you had when you were first married.

Sign up today to attend one of the upcoming Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekends:

♥  October 27 — 29 in Brookfield, WI
♥  November 17 — 19 in Rockford, IL             ♥  
December 1 — 3,2017 in Madison, WI

Early registration is highly recommended.  Call 888-574-5653 or visit: alifetimeoflove.org.

Para un fin de semana en Espanol por favor llamen a Andres y Maria al 630-229-2600.
Las fechas son    Septiembre 15—17  y  ♥  Noviembre 10 — 12.


Healing Hands Mission Needs Your Support!

We are medical missionaries from St. Patrick, St. John Neumann, and St. Michael’s Parishes.  Last year, guided by the Holy Spirit, we saw 900 patients in 4 days. This year we are expanding our impact with primary care, dental, optometry, and physical therapy. We partner with our brothers and sisters of San Antonio de Padua Parish in rural Central America to provide essential medical services.

But We Can’t Do it Alone… We Need Your Prayers, Volunteers, and Financial Support.

To learn more about what we do and to make a tax deductible donation please visit our website at www.healinghandsmission.com.


Mayslake Ministries Programs

718 Ogden Avenue, Suite 200, Downers Grove, IL 60515, 630-852-9000

Look on  www.mayslakeministries.org  for More Programs offered

Celebrating 25 Years of Ministry: In celebration of our 25th Anniversary, we are offering some programs at various parish sites. You are most welcome to register for any and all of the programs listed below by parish location. Click here for more information

Support Mayslake Ministries


For Widowed Men & Women 

Being widowed is a special loss and this program is designed especially to help the widowed find hope & joy again.

Joyful Again Widowed Ministry

Call: 708-354-7211 or joyfulagain7211@gmail.com or www.joyfulagain.org

October 28 & 29: Retreat Workshop at Nazareth Retreat House in Batavia

November 11 & 12: Retreat Workshop at Our Lady of the Angels House of Prayer in Lemont

Space Limited, Register Early, Cost Includes overnight & meals

The Catholic Tour, a 37 year old Catholic Pilgrimage Apostolate, is offering trips… Brochures and reservation forms available at The Catholic Tour by calling 855-564-1008 Toll Free, or simply e-mail: jimadair@thecatholictour.com . All reservations are FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED.


Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House Programs

847-381-1261, 420 W County Line Road, Barrington, IL 60010, www.jesuitretreat.org/programs

Register Online for various programs; Please Call for Flexible Funding


ImaBridge Africa

Additional Information: Please call the parish office at 815-385-0025 and ask to speak to Carleen Murphy, if you have any questions or need additional information in regards to items that are acceptable for donation.  


A Sanctuary for Healing, Growth and Balance in St. Charles… 

 Healing Gardens is located at 37W249 Dean Street, St. Charles, IL 60175. For more information call 630-377-1846.

Looking for a beautiful, unique venue for your next gathering or event?
Healing Gardens, two acres of perennial gardens and a peaceful wooded area are available to rent for the day or a weekend, along with an indoor meeting room.
Please text or call Deborah Marqui at 630-740-2597 or e-mail deb@dmarqui.com.

Deb Marqui is available to give talks about nature and healing and Healing Gardens is available for groups to meet – schedule by calling 630-377-1846 or e-mail: deb@dmarqui.com

Sundays at Healing Gardens: The gardens are OPEN TO THE PUBLIC from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM the Second Sunday of every month • April – October

Admission: Individual $5.00  Family $10.00 • In solidarity and to honor the journey, Cancer Survivors are FREE.

Healing Gardens, a two-acre expanse of woodland and perennial gardens at Stone Hill Farm off Dean Street. The mosquito free gardens are open to the public the 2nd Sunday every month for the purpose of enjoying the natural wooded setting and perennial gardens. Please check in at the yellow and white house front porch before your walk. You are welcome to sit on the front porch where additional resources are available. A restroom and water are available in the west tan building.

• Yoga in the Gardens:  October 8 (Register before, weather permitting)

• Shhhh. Silent Saturday Mornings. Shhhhh:   October 28
• SPA Sisters Awakening Retreat: Women . Nature . Wisdom . Sustainable You:  October 22 • from 8:45 am to 3:00 pm
Retreats held at Healing Gardens. Go to www.spasisters.org; for more information.


The Global Bag Project is under Chapel of the Air Ministries

A 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is helping widowed and married women in Kenya support themselves and their children by selling their reusable shopping bags, aprons, cloth napkins and placemats, and padded computer bags.  Each woman goes through a one year training course. They are trained both in sewing and bookkeeping. At the end of their training, they receive a sewing machine on loan. After they have successfully starting their own sewing business, they pay back 70 percent of the sewing machine that was given to them at the end of their training.
Right now, we are looking for opportunities to sell the products these women have made.  We have a large selection of products. Some of the bags can be seen on our website: The Global Bag Project – Reusable Shopping African Bags.
We have postponed hiring an additional person until we can acquire more revenue. We are also looking for church and other ministry partners that may come alongside us to help the Kenyan women help themselves.  If you or someone you know is interested in this endeavor, please have them contact me directly:
Thank you, Heather Ann Martinez, U.S. Director, Global Bag Project, heather1p17@yahoo.com, 630-334-1877