Outside of the Parish News


 

SILVER & GOLD WEDDING ANNIVERSARY MASS:  

Couples celebrating the milestone wedding anniversaries of
25, 50, 55, 60, and 65 or more years of marriage in 2018
are invited to a special Mass celebrated by Bishop Malloy
at St. Mary Parish in Huntley, IL on Sunday, August 19th at 2:30 PM.

A cake and punch reception will immediately follow. Are you celebrating a special milestone?

The Life & Family Evangelization Office welcomes your registration by phone (815) 399-4300 or online at www.rockforddiocese.org/anniversary by August 3rd. Commemorative certificates to mark this special occasion will be available for those who pre-register for this event.

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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

♦  Don’t take a vacation from your marriage!   ♦  Learn a technique of loving communication you can use for the rest of your lives.

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

♥ July 20-22 in Madison, WI    ♥ Sept 7-9 in Geneva, IL     ♥ Oct. 19-21 in Brookfield, WI.

♦ For more information visit our website at: alifetimeoflove.org or call (888) 574-5653.

Early registration is highly recommended.

For more information visit our website at: alifetimeoflove.org or call (888) 574-5653.

Para un fin de semana en Espanol por favor llamen a Candelario y Emilia al 815-375-4250.  Las fechas son ♥ Junio 8-10  ♥ Agosto 31-Sept. 2 and ♥ Nov. 2-4.

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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

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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
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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

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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

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HEALING GARDENS at STONE HILL FARM: A Sanctuary for Healing, Growth and Balance in St. Charles… 

Open April through October, 2018 dates are posted on their website!

 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

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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.

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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.  

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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