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News & Events
Lenten Mission Speaker Series
Please join us on Wednesday, March 29 for our final Lenten Mission Speaker, Timothy Johnston about Encountering Christ through Music.
Soup & Stations at St. Paul VI Parish
National Eucharistic Revival
The National Eucharistic Revival officially begins on Corpus Christi Sunday, June 19. The Revival is a three-year initiative sponsored by the USCCB to form, heal, convert, and unite the People of God through a renewed encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist and then to send them out to a hurting and hungry world. The Revival’s focus on formation and missionary discipleship begins at the grassroots level in individual parishes and dioceses along with other Catholic institutions:
The USSCB has appointed a diverse group of diocesan and religious priests serving in (arch)dioceses around the U.S. who vary in ministerial experience, ethnicity and culture, to travel across the country to speak and inspire the Faithful as National Eucharistic Preachers. Four Archdiocese of Chicago priests will serve as preachers: Rev. Timothy Anastos, associate chaplain of the St. John Paul II Newman Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago; Rev. Connor Danstrom, director and chaplain of the St. John Paul II Newman Center at UIC; Rev. Manuel Dorantes, pastor of Saint Mary of the Lake and Our Lady of Lourdes Parish and strategic advisor to the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication; and Rev. Brian Welter, executive director of the Institute for Priestly Formation.
“The National Eucharistic Revival is certainly inspired by the Holy Spirit. It responds directly to the fact that more than 70 percent of Catholics do not believe in the real presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Through the Revival, the Lord is inviting us to be part of a movement that is so hope-filled,” said Sr. Torres. “I can't imagine the fruit we will see in the days, years and even decades ahead if we are faithful to this invitation from the Lord through our bishops to allow ourselves to be healed, converted and renewed through our encounter and relationship with Jesus in the Eucharist, and from there sent out on mission for the life of the world.”
The Celebration of Divine Mercy Sunday
Knights of Columbus - Pasta Dinner
Click here to purchase your tickets online.
Click here to download an order form to purchase your tickets.
Please return them to the Parish Office at 40 E. Burlington in Riverside, IL.
CHURCH DECORATORS NEEDED - No experience necessary
It seems like we just finished putting away the Christmas decorations and Lent is already upon us. I wanted to extend my gratitude to all the volunteers who came out to help for Christmas. Everyone makes a difference! I enjoy getting to know each of you, sharing our talents, and praying together. I hope you will join us in these coming months for the dates at our St Mary's site.
Please reach out to Bryant Rouleau at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in pitching in at Mater Christi.
Saturday, April 1, 9am to 11am Palm Sunday Decoration
Saturday, April 8, 9am to 12pm Easter Decoration
Drawings EVERY Monday!
Tickets are still available!
Grab your raffle ticket while they last. The winner will be notified by email/phone, bulletin. A special mailer was sent to your home address with an order form. You can drop it in the collection basket or parish office, or mail your order form to 40 E. Burlington St. Riverside IL 60546. All proceeds from this fundraiser will be credited toward the parish fundraising goal of $45,000 for the fiscal year 2022-2023. Any questions? Please contact Jane Birmingham at email@example.com or 708-853-1421.
Knights of Columbus Lamb Cake Sale
Virtual Prayer Wall
Food Pantry - Stock the Pantry
Tax Credit Scholarship Program
TAX CREDIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM - 1-for-1 Matching Gift is Now Open!
Fund a child’s future and support a St. Mary School student with the Illinois Tax Credit Scholarship program. You’ll get a 75% credit on your IL state income tax from your donation. No donation is too large or too small. Learn more at: https://schools.archchicago.org/curriculum-and-resources/tax-credit-scholarships/donating-to-a-tax-credit-scholarship
St. Mary School currently has 24 students on the waitlist including 9 new students! We have the potential to grow our school through your generous donation.
Clare Sullivan, from the Office of Catholic Schools, will be presenting on Monday, November 7th beginning at 7:00pm in our Parish Center. Please plan to attend if you are interested in learning more about how you can support this program and a child's future.
Parish Ministry Opportunities
FEEDING THE HUNGRY - Housing Forward
How this works:
We give you free vegetable and herb plants to grow in your own garden. You donate what you grow to Share The Harvest, an ecumenical ministry that supplies fresh produce to local food pantries. Deliver your harvest to the garden located next to the St. Mary Church side lot on Monday mornings by 9:30 a.m. from mid-May through late October.
Please contact Sallie Boge for complete details at firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Mary Garden Ministry…Sowing the Seeds of Love
Would you please help us fund the organ upgrade at Mater Christi Church?
Do you know why is music so important to the Catholic Church?
The musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that of any other art. The main reason for this pre-eminence is that, as the sacred song is united with the words, it forms a necessary or integral part of the solemn liturgy.
Do you know we have an opportunity to install a newer donated organ to Mater Christi to replace our older organ that is in need of significant repairs?
As with many improvements we make in our parish, this work will require funding that was not part of our planned expenses.
If you love our music each weekend, please help us cover the cost of the installation by dropping a donation in the weekend collection or at our parish office.
Your continued generosity will be music to all of our ears!
Click here or scan the QR code to make a donation to the organ.
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