- 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: 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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Exploring Church Vocations
There are a number of fulfilling and exciting ways to spend one's life in the service of the church. Among them are the ordained ministries of priesthood and the diaconate, consecrated religious life, and lay ecclesial ministry. Any of these roles can lead to many different kinds of work - in parishes, in education, in health care, in campus ministry - just to name a few.
The members of the staff would be delighted to sit down with you and help you discern whether you are being called to formal service in the church.
Church Vocations in General
Vocations of all kinds are needed: clergy, consecrated religious and in lay ecclesial ministry.
Catholics on Call - Resources and programs for young adults considering service in the church.
Exploring the Priesthood
Exploring the Diaconate
Men, married or single, who are at least 30 years of age are invited to consider the diaconate. Since deacons work so closely with the priests and the parish staff, if you are interested, the best person to speak to would be the pastor.
Exploring Religious Life
An index of religious orders of women serving in the Archdiocese of Chicago
An index of the religious orders of men serving in the Archdiocese of Chicago
A Nun's Life is a web site and blog for women discerning a religious vocation.
Exploring Lay Ecclesial Ministry
Lay Ecclesial Ministry is a relatively new way to serve the church. Lay Ecclesial Ministers are professionally trained and certified to serve the church in a variety of roles. They may work as pastoral associates in parishes, as Directors of Religious Education, as youth ministers, as chaplains in health care, campus ministry, or in diocesan administration.
You can find more information on the role and standards for certification from the United States bishops here.
Catholic Theological Union in Hyde Park is one of the largest seminaries in the United States. It also is an excellent school for those pursuing Lay Ecclesial Ministry.
The University of Notre Dame has several programs to help prepare Lay Ecclesial Ministers.
Prayers for those now on the path
Please keep in your prayers those who are now serving the church, or who are in preparation, who came from our parish.
Ministers who came from our parish:
- Rev. Michael Owen - ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago
- Sister Maria Lourdes de Caritas, serving as a Little Sister of the Poor
- Jeremy Dixon, CM - ordained a Vincentian priest
- Carlos Rodriguez - ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Chicago
Mundelein Seminary, University of St. Mary of the Lake
- Thomas Byrne
- Julio Lam
- Michael Grezesik
Those pursuing the call to Lay Ecclesial Ministry:
- Leora Wallace, who completed the ECHO program at the University of Notre Dame
- Jessica Lilly, who completed her Masters in Divinity at the University of Notre Dame and is now working in high school campus ministry in Austin, TX
- Jenna Patitucci, studying for her Masters in Religious Education at Loyola University and is now ministering as youth minister at Ascension, Oak Park, IL
Pursuing the call to consecrated religious life:
- Sr. Ann Elise Wiora, OP, in the novitiate of the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia, Nashville, TN