A Note From The Pastor

Category: Parish News,

I would like to thank our parishioner-volunteers for making the OLH 2021 Oktoberfest an enjoyable Parish Event! The Knights always do an exceptional job facilitating the event with cooking, serving, and ensuring the music is just right. The Women’s Club did a great job with coordinating the desserts while ensuring the decorations added the right touch! Thanks also to other parishioners who helped throughout the evening, and with assisting with cleaning the Parish Center afterwards. A great time was had by all—thanks again to all of you!

OLH School is in need of a Kindergarten Teacher. Please contact Principal Maggie Dolan, or call the School Office at: (847) 746-3722.

This weekend our Fourth Graders will be assisting at Mass in some of the ministries at our 9AM Mass.

Afterwards, Donut Sunday will provide an opportunity for parishioners and school families to gather together for fellowship. Special Thanks to our Fourth Graders for assisting at Mass, and to their families!

This Sunday, October 17th, OLH School Eighth Graders are having a Fundraiser Pumpkin and Candy Bar Sale after all of our Masses. They will be selling by the trailer immediately south of the Rectory Garage. Come out and support our Eighth Graders!

OLH will be hosting a Forty Hours Devotion from Sunday, October 31st, at 12 Noon (right after the 11AM Mass) until Tuesday Morning at 8AM. The Church will be open during these forty hours so that the faithful may pray. The Forty Hours Devotion consists in the “solemn exposition of the Blessed Sacrament during forty hours, in honor of the forty hours the body of Christ is believed to have rested in the tomb (Modern Catholic Dictionary, John Hardon).

The 1973 Instruction on Holy Communion and Worship of the Eucharist Outside Mass states: “it is recommended that solemn exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for an extended period of time should take place once a year, even though this period is not strictly continuous (#86).” The devotion will begin with a Eucharistic Procession at the end of the 11 AM Mass on Sunday, October 31st. Special Thanks to: Mari Johnson, Jeanette Eames, and the Legion of Mary for recommending the idea, and coordinating the event.

Peace and God Bless,

Fr. Paul