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PALOS MINISTERS OF CARE NEEDED

The Pastoral Care Department of Palos Hospital is in need of Catholic, Archdiocesan-mandated Ministers of Care to volunteer to distribute Holy Communion to our Catholic patients. The opportunity to receive the Eucharist during a hospital stay is very important to our Catholic patients.

If interested in serving in this ministry, please contact Karen Sullivan at (708) 923-4029 for more information.


WAGS ANIMAL ASSISTED THERAPY PROGRAM

Do you have a special dog, some spare time and an interest in volunteering in your community?

Palos Hospital is looking for owners and their docile obedient dogs to temperament test to become part of our Wags Animal Assisted Therapy program.

To learn more, call at 708-923-5593.


PAINT NIGHT AT ST. BERNARD’S TO BENEFIT WATERLEAF WOMEN’S CENTER

JOIN US On Friday, March 22 at 7 PM at St. Bernard’s for an evening of fun and excitement while learning to paint a masterpiece and help to save babies at Waterleaf Women’s Center.

St. Bernard’s Respect Life group is sponsoring a fun event where you will receive your own canvas and paints and be instructed by Fr. Thomas Loya, renowned artist and pastor of Annunciation Church in Homer Glen. Fr. Loya has created a unique painting (above) to be copied by each participant. Refreshments will be served to stimulate creative juices. Refreshments and help are being provided by the Men’s Club, CCW and Peace & Social Justice. Supplies are being supported by the Knights of Columbus.

The cost is just $45 with all proceeds going to support Waterleaf Women’s Center building fund. Waterleaf is a premiere life-affirming women’s center in the Joliet Diocese and is building a new clinic and education center directly adjacent to the Planned Parenthood in Aurora (That PP center is the 3rd largest abortion center in the country). The new Waterleaf center will expand its capacity to provide pregnancy & STD testing, ultrasounds, counseling, ongoing continuing education and help, and much more. Come join the fun, create a masterpiece, help a great cause and save more babies.

Advance registration is required. Reserve your easel and paints on line at http://www.byzantinecatholic.com/paint-night or purchase tickets before or after all Masses at St. Bernard’s on March 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17.


HELP US KICK OFF MARCH MADNESS IN CHICAGO!

The Jimmy Griffin Legacy Foundation is hosting its TENTH ANNUAL BASKETBALL CLINIC for boys and girls in Grades 1-4 and 3 ON THREE FOR JG BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT for 5th graders to Adults. This day of Southside basketball will be held on Saturday, March 30  at MARIST High School, located at 4200 W. 115th Street in Chicago, IL.

All proceeds will go to St. Bede Church and School, Marist High School, Samford University, and the American Heart Association.

Please help us continue to “Pay it Forward” in honor of a special young man, Jimmy Griffin, who made quite a difference in this world. In just nine years, we have netted over $325,000 and paid it all forward in Jimmy’s name.

PLEASE GO ON HIS WEBSITE to download forms and for further information: www.3onthreeforjg.org.





LADIES MORNING OF REFLECTION

“Spreading the Joyful Message – A Woman’s Call to Discipleship”

Take some time for you and invite a friend as we reflect upon the upcoming celebration of Easter.

Saturday, April 6

St. Damian Church
5300 W. 155th Street, Oak Forest

We begin at 9 AM Mass, ending at 12 Noon.

Followed by a light breakfast and sharing facilitated by
Fr. Michael Knotek and MaryJo Landuyt

For further information contact maryjol@stdamianchurch.org or 708-687-7778.




ST. JOHN FISHER CLASS OF 69 CELEBRATING THEIR 50TH REUNION

Saturday, September 21 at 7 PM

The Ridge Country Club – “Porch Room”
10522 S California Avenue
Chicago, IL 60655

Tickets are $55.00 and $65.00 at the door.

Contact Tom for complete details at Thomassmat@hotmail.com.



2020 PASSION PLAY IN OBERAMMERGAU

A Pilgrimage to Austria, Germany and Switzerland with Fr. Jim Donovan and Kitty Ryan

Fr. Jim Donovan, Pastor of St. Barnabas Parish and Kitty Ryan, Pastoral Associate of St. Barnabas Parish, invite you to join them on their Passion Play Pilgrimage to Austria, Germany and Switzerland on August 11-20, 2020. The pilgrimage will include celebrating mass at many magnificent churches, cathedrals, and monasteries as well as experiencing the performance of the Passion Play in Oberammergau.

For more information and a brochure about this amazing pilgrimage, please contact Kitty Ryan at ktryan@stbarnabasparish.org or 773-779-1166 ext. 226 or visit the website bit.ly/StBarnabasOGau.



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