Vacation Message

(Fr. Larry is on vacation this week. This is a brief message from him regarding the Summer Missionary Co-Op Appeal.)

Summer Missionary Cooperation Appeal Speakers

During the summer, throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago, missionaries who minister and serve around the world are invited to come to our parishes and share their experiences and reflections regarding the good work that they are doing for the Catholic Church. In return, we are invited to support them with our prayers and financial assistance.

Next Sunday, July 26th  we welcome to St. Joseph parish, Brother Raymond Papenfuss, from the Brothers of the Holy Cross. As part of the annual Summer Missionary Co-Op Appeal, Brother Raymond will share his reflections upon his 28 years working in Ghana, West Africa.

In 1957 three Holy Cross Brothers left Notre Dame and went to the African country of Ghana to work in high schools. In 1962 a formation program was started to accept young Africans into the community. There are now 50 Ghanaian Holy Cross Brothers, many in various stages of education and training.

As Brother Raymond shares with us his experience of the church in Africa, we gain a broader view of the Church. We are blessed to hear the good news of the Catholic Church that is vibrant and growing. We are inspired by the men and women who have dedicated their lives to carrying on the ministry and mission of Jesus Christ.

Note that there will be a second collection next Sunday, at St. Joseph parish, for the Summer Missionary appeal. Thank you for your generosity and support.

On August 29th -30th , Fr. Robert Lombardo, from the Community of Franciscan Friars of Renewal, will speak at Immaculate Conception parish for the Summer Missionary Appeal. The collection for the Co-op Appeal will be taken up on that weekend at Immaculate Conception.

– Fr. Larry

Click here to view the complete 7/19/15 bulletin, here to visit our Parish website, and here to contact Fr. Larry.