• Weekend Mass Times:
  • Saturday: 5:30 PM (English)
  • Sunday: 7:45 AM, 10:30 AM, 5:00 PM (English)
  • 12:15 PM (Spanish)
  • 9:15 AM (First Sunday of the month only - German)
  • Weekday Mass Times:
  • Monday: 8:30 AM (English)
  • Tuesday: 8:30 AM (English)
  • Wednesday: 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM (English)
  • Thursday: 8:30 AM (English)
  • Friday: 8:30 AM (English)
  • Saturday: 8:30 AM (English)

  • Holy Days and Holidays

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News and Upcoming Events

Commemorate All Souls

November 2

Sunday, November 2, is the Feast of All Souls, when we pray for our deceased loved ones, commending their souls to a merciful God.


At the 5:00 PM mass, the choir of St. Alphonsus will sing movements of requiems by great composers including Durufle, T. L. de Victoria, Faure, Brahms, and Herbert Howells. Experience timeless texts rendered in a variety of musical styles, all directing our prayer toward the eternal rest of our loved ones.


You are invited to bring scanned photos of your loved ones, which we will display in the church. Please come at least ten minutes before mass.


Families with children are invited to make shadow boxes to commemorate loved ones. Please bring them ten minutes before mass for display in the church.




Speed Dating Returns!

Friday, November 14


152 singles. 38 dates. 3 hours.
1 unforgettable night!

Our annual Speed Dating event takes place on Friday, November 14 starting at 6:30 PM in Festival Hall. The fee is $45 and sells out every year, so register early!


Several have met their spouses at this event, but whether you find love or not, it is a tremendously fun night of quality conversation, food, and beverages.


Register here. All the women's spaces are taken, but there is still room for men to sign up. Don't delay! We always sell out.


For more information, contact


Volunteer to Help
With the Giving Tree

You are needed to staff and sort!

The Giving Tree involves almost every member of the parish is providing Christmas for about 100 individuals from Catholic Charities, clients of Lakeview Pantry, those helped by the Night Ministry and residents of Marah's Place.

We need lots of volunteers to "staff" the Giving Tree when it goes up, and then to sort the thousands of gifts!

Sign up here!




Help Liberian Mission
Cope with Ebola Crisis

You can help support orphans
whose families have been affected

Franciscan Works runs Liberia Mission, which houses and educates children who were orphaned during the civil war. Now, the Archdiocese of Monrovia and Doctors Without Borders are asking them to care for up to 40 orphans whose families have died in the Ebola epidemic.


This large increase in their student population can only be accommodated with your help.


Go here to make a donation.




Benefactors' Club is Back

Join Now To Qualify
for Early Bird Drawing


The Benefactors' Club is a raffle, with the chance to win $250 every two weeks, from December 17, 2014 until June 10, 2015.


There is also a $1000 Early Bird Drawing on December 3 and a $4000 Grand Prize Drawing on June 24.

A membership enters you into each semi-monthly drawing for $250, as well as the Early Bird and Grand Prize drawings.

Only 250 memberships will be sold.


Purchase your membership here.


Advent Family Day

November 23 at 12:30 PM

Join us for a fun afternoon for all family members.


You'll make an Advent wreath and ornaments for your Jesse tree. You'll take home kits for more ornaments and other materials to keep Advent in your family. A light lunch is included.


We sold out last year, so RSVP early!




Read to Feed

Help Kids Be Ordinary Heroes


Our Religious Education students are embarked on their third annual Read to Feed project.


The way it works: they pledge to read a certain number of books / pages during October and November. Friends and families pledge a certain amount of money per book / group of pages.


The money is collected for Heifer, which provides pairs of breeding animals to help ensure sustainable agriculture for families in over one hundred countries.


How can you help? Go to GiveCentral and help our kids be heroes by making your own donation!


Study the Prophets

of the Old Testament

Bible Study resumes on alternate Mondays at 7:00 PM beginning October 6

Jenna Patitucci will lead the discussion about the Prophets. We hear them read on Sundays, but often don't know their context or historical situation.

Learn about these fascinating books in our Scriptures. No prior experience with Bible study is necessary.

The book is on sale in the rectory, and is available from Amazon.




Great Books
at St. Alphonsus


Read some of the great classics of Western literature and discuss them with friends.

For information, go here.


Study the New Testament

Tuesdays at 7:30 PM

The New Testament classes will pick up again with the study of Hebrews, moving through the rest of the New Testament to Revelation.

Join Jim Hawk, as we study the New Testament book-by-book from a distinctly Catholic perspective.

Meetings will be on Tuesdays at 7:30 PM in the Common Room of the rectory.
Please contact Jim Hawk for more information.




SAVE helps you
and helps the parish

St. Alphonsus Values Education


Find out how you can reduce the amount of tuition to any educational institution, or reduce the balance of your student loans, by making everyday purchases.


Check out the details here....


Find out what is happening in Guatemala
Fr. Hurlbert has a blog


You might want to catch up with Fr. Hurlbert's mission in Guatemala. He is engaged in developing religious education and building a chapel.

You can find him here....


The Athenaeum Theatre
A Chicago Treasure
In Our Backyard


Have you been to the Athenaeum? The line up of shows continues- and there is a little something for everyone: comedy, drama, dance, music.

Part of the parish since 1911, the Theatre is also part of Chicago tradition.

Besides a parishioner discount on tickets, you can explore discounted local dining before or after with restaurant partners. All without paying for parking!