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A Note from Our Pastor
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The Parish Consultation Meeting took place on Tuesday, October 21st. The information the Bishop and the Priests' Placement Board received will help to recommend to Archbishop Cupich the next Pastor for your Parish. At the Town Hall Meeting held on October 21st, parishioners were given a sheet of paper with three questions on it:


1.  What are the three strong points of the Parish?

2.  What are the three areas of greatest need in the Parish? and

3.  What are the qualities you would like to see in the next Pastor?

lf you would like to answer these questions, please come to the Rectory Office Monday through Friday from 9AM until 4PM, and ask for a copy of the questions. All sheets must be given to the Rectory by Thursday, November 13th, so the sheets then can be given to the Priests’ Placement Board. Thank you to all those parishioners and staff who participated in the Consultation Meeting with the Priests' Placement Board.

As you have read in the bulletin, I have agreed to participate in a pilot program for the Priests of the Archdiocese of Chicago. The staff, five of my fellow priests, and several parishioners from the Parish, as well as Bishop Rassas (the Episcopal Bishop for Vicariate l, which our Parish is located}, as well as Father Rugen (Dean}, received a survey online to fill out. ln the bulletin it was stated a much briefer survey would be available to all parishioners. Access to the survey is on the Parish Website. If you would like to participate in this brief survey, there is a link on the Parish Website to the link that will access you to the brief survey.  Thank you to those parishioners and staff who participated in this survey.

Today, Sunday, November 2nd, is All Souls' Day. There will be a Mass of Remembrance tomorrow, Monday, November 3rd, at 7PM in the Church. All are invited to this Special Mass.

The Book of Remembrance will be near the sanctuary in the front of the Church during the month of November, at which time you can enter the names of your deceased relatives and friends.

This Tuesday, November 4th, is Election Day. There is a pamphlet on the tables as you exit the Church entitled "Voting With A Clear Conscience" by Father Frank Pavone, the National Director of Priests For life. While this pamphlet does not endorse a particular party or candidate, it will help you in your decision to vote.

On Saturday, November 8th, the 5PM Mass will be a Family School Mass. The Seventh Graders will be hosting the Mass.  After Mass, there will be a Potluck Dinner in the Parish Center.

The Women's Club will have their annual Holiday Craft and Bake Sale in the School lobby the weekend of November 15th/16th. ln addition to handmade items and home-baked goods, there are raffles.  This is the major fundraising event for the Women's Club. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

The weekend of November 15th/16th, the 2015 Parish Calendars will be available. Please take one calendar per family.

Sunday, November 30th, is the First Sunday of Advent. Copies of the booklet Daily Reflections For Advent and Christmas" will be available on the tables as you enter and leave the Church. A donation of one dollar would be appreciated to cover the cost of the booklet.

During this month of November, please remember and pray for your deceased relatives and friends.

Dear Parishioners,

I want to let you all know that I have been invited by the Archdiocese to help pilot an important leadership development initiative for priests - Catholic Leadership 360. This program will help me gain a better understanding of how my strengths and weaknesses are perceived by those I minister with. This is not an evaluation - it is an opportunity for me to learn about my leadership style so that I can serve those to whom I minister.

A very important part of this program is to collect the feedback of those that I minister to in my Parish. On this Monday, October 20th, I will post a link on the Parish Website that will invite feedback from all of you. It is just a few simple questions, and I hope that all of you will take the time to let me know about your experience of my pastoral ministry. In addition, I will ask a smaller group to respond to a 100 question survey that will provide more detailed feedback.

In late November, I will meet with a facilitator to discuss the feedback I have received in this process, and begin to create a developmental plan for myself. The goal of this process is that I learn, grow, and be better able to serve all of you.

Peace be with you.

Fr. Tom

Cardinal George's Visit on Sunday, February 9, 2014

Cardinal Visit 172-1    Click here to view

A Family Blessing

Jesus, we ask Your blessing on our family.  Holy Family 2
Come and bless where we live, surround this shelter with Your Holy Spirit.
Bless this doorway.
May all who enter be welcomed with respect and kindness.
May all comings and goings be reflections of the active presence of God.
Bless our table where we eat our meals.
Each time may we remember the breaking of the bread, And the sharing of drink, as a cornerstone of our lives.
May the Holy Light of God's presence shine forth brightly in this home.
May our family's life be a blessing for all who visit here.
May God's Holy Blessing rest upon us all, those present, and those who have gone before us.  
In the name of the  Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
(Used permission by Green Bay Diocese.)
To Teach Who Christ Is Campaign
Lord, what do you want to do through me to fulfill Your will for our Parish and my Archdiocese? Please prayerfully read the materials you have received about the Campaign in the packet handed out after all Masses in Church the last two weekends. Learn more...
Parish Mission News
Next weekend our Parish Mission begins!  Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, February 28th, 29th, and March 1st, at 7PM in the Church.  Fr. James McIlhone, Director for Biblical Formation for the Archdiocese of Chicago, will give the Mission with the theme being “God’s Mercy”.  -On March 13, 2015, Pope Francis announced an Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy.  The purpose of this Holy Year is to concentrate on how God’s Mercy has been active in our individual lives in order to become conduits of God’s Mercy toward others. In these evenings of reflection, Fr. McIlhone will examine the notion of God’s Mercy in the Bible, especially the Gospel of Luke, which has been called the Gospel of God’s Mercy. - Fr. James McIlhone, a Priest-scholar, Professor at the Mundelein Seminary for 23 years, is an Author, the Recipient of Academic Honors, and the Director of Biblical Formation for the Archdiocese of Chicago.  He gives Missions, Seminars, does Radio Programs, Days of Renewal, and is a resident at St. Edward Parish.  Fr. McIlhone also has an excellent Online Bible Study, “Word Made Clear.”  He was ordained in 1974. -Fr. James McIlhone was an only child, and grew up on the South Side of Chicago. He attended St. Laurence Church and Grammar School, and from there he went to Quigley South, in Niles, and St. Mary of the Lake, in Mundelein. He got his Ph.D. in New Testament Studies at Marquette University in 1987. -Irish Roots:  “I’ve got a family forest (not just tree) of about 7,500 people. I’ve been to Ireland 15-16 times. -Basically, my family is in Ireland. My mother and two of her sisters came out to this country, and my father came out to this country, but the rest are all in Ireland. I have a first cousin, Father Dan Sullivan, retired up at Lake Villa. He’s my closest relative nearby. -My mother was from County Limerick, and my father was from County Antrim, so I’m the Green and the Orange.  My father was Catholic, although from the North.” -Fr. James McIlhone has a down-to-earth approach to the Good Book.  “It all depends on how you view the Scriptures – if you see them as literature, about what happened 2,000 years ago, then you’re going to end up being rather stuffy. If you see Scripture is about someone who’s alive today and active – Jesus, you will talk about it like the person down the street. And the only way to get to know Jesus is through the Scriptures.  Are you looking at them as a document, or as something that’s leading you to faith? That’s the distinction.” -“I teach like I preach – and my classes were well received by the seminarians. The last question I asked when we’d finish a text was:  ‘Now how would you preach that?’ Then direct them, and force them to wrestle with the text, and come up with something to say. Not just look at the local homily aid.” -This will be an excellent aid in helping us through our Lenten Journey. We will begin each evening at 7PM with Evening Prayer, and will conclude around 8:00 or 8:15PM.  The titles for each evening’s talk will be as follows: -Sunday:                “Our God:  Merciful and Just” -Monday:              “God’s Mercy in The Old Testament” -Tuesday:              “Luke’s Portrait of A Merciful God” -All are invited and welcome to attend our Parish Mission. We look forward to seeing you there!

OLH 60th Anniversary Celebration
"Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up." -Galatians 6:9.


JULY 13, 1954 – July 13, 2014


BISHOP RASSAS CELEBRATED the 11:00 A.M. MASS followed by a family picnic.

Following the celebration, Bishop Rassas blessed the Stations of the Cross .

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Thank you for your support!

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Area Parish News & Outreach

Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass

The Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass will be held on Sunday, August 30th, 2015, at the Holy Name Cathedral, located at 735 North State Street, Chicago.Golden Anniversary

Couples married in 1965 interested in attending this Celebration, should contact the Rectory at (847) 872-8778 to register.

For further information, please call the Marriage and Family Ministries Office at (312) 534-8351, or visit the website:


Matthew Kelly’s Dynamic Catholic Team presents…

Passion And Purpose For Marriage  Passion & Purpose- Featuring Speaker Allen Hunt and Musician George Lower

- Saturday, February 22, 2014 9AM - 1:30PM

- St. Mary of the Annunciation Parish 22333 W. Erhart Road,Mundelein, Illinois

What is the most important word in a marriage? What is rea Y going on in Your spouse's head? Dr. Allen Hunt shares practical and inspiring wisdom to enrich your marriage and relationships.  An opportunity to learn and grow as a person of faith - no one will be asked to share personal feelings with a group. Refreshments will be provided between presentations.

Register now!  Tickets are $25 per person.

For more information, please call the Parish Office at (847) 223-0010,  or to register, visit: or

Catholic Women's Club Of Lake County Pilgrimage To Shrines

The Catholic Women's Club of Lake County cordially invites you and your friends/spouses to join us on  Thursday, April 3rd, for a Pilgrimage to the St. Frances Cabrini Shrine, and the Dominican Shrine of St. Jude in Chicago. The bus will leave the parking lot at St. Dismas Church in Waukegan at 8:30AM, and will return around 4:15PM.  The cost of this day will be $35.00 per person, which includes the bus trip, lunch, tour fees, etc.

Lunch choices are:   Ravioli, Meatball Sandwich, or Italian Sausage Sandwich.

Registration needs to be received by Friday, March 14th, accompanied with your payment.  Please send your reservation which would include your name, address, phone  number, and check, payable to "The Catholic Women's Club of  Lake County" to:

Vicariate I

31 Lancaster Circle  Gurnee, IL 60031

Please also include your lunch choice.  For any  questions, please call Mary Pat at (847) 263-6041.

Carmel Catholic High School's 2014 Street Scenes

 "Salutes The Troops!"

The 40th Annual Carmel Catholic High School Fundraiser, "Street Scenes, will take place on Friday, February 14th, and Saturday, February 15th, 2014. salute the troops

This year's theme is "Street Scenes Salutes The Troops, and the event features more than a dozen local bands, comedy showrooms, the FAMOUS cabaret style Student Show, an action-packed Las Vegas style Casino, and fabulous food and drink. Tickets are $20 a person in advance, and $25 a person at the door. Doors open at 6:30PM, and you must be 21 to enter.  Proceeds support Carmel Catholic's educational programs and mission.

Lake and McHenry County 7th and 8th Graders, along with Carmel Catholic High School Students, are invited to Street Scenes Student Night on Thursday, February 13th, from 6:30PM until 9:30PM.  Admission is $5 a person in advance, and $6 a person at the door. Students will be able to enjoy several shows - including the Student Show - along with food and games at reduced prices.

Senior Citizens are invited FREE OF CHARGE to the Senior Citizen's exclusive performance of the famous and popular Student Show on Sunday, February 9th, at 2PM.  The show is held in the Auditorium, and will last approximately one hour.

New This Year:  Car Raffle!  2014 KIA Sol OR 2014 Chevy Sonic.  Only 500 tickets will be sold!  You can purchase tickets at:, or call {847} 566-3000.

For more information, please call (847) 566-3000, or visit

You Are Invited To Nine Days Of Prayer, Penance, And Pilgrimage To End Abortion

"On January 22, 2014, our nation will remember the 41st Anniversary of Roe v. Wade," the United States  Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) says on its' website.  "Since that tragic decision, more than 55 million children's lives have been lost to abortion, and the lives of millions of their parents have been shattered," the bishops say.  "In prayerful recognition, Nine days of Prayer, Penance, and Pilgrimage will take place January 18-26, 2014." 9DaysNovena

While not everyone can attend the Annual March For Life in Washington, D.C., on January 22nd, the USCCB's Committee on Pro-Life Activities says that Catholics nationwide and around the world can participate in this year's event by joining in the nine days of prayer and sacrifice. "Your prayers matter. Your sacrifices make a difference," the bishops state.

For each day of the Novena, the bishops offer a pro-life focal point for intercessory prayer, a reflection, and suggestions for concrete acts of penance, reparation, and charity. The "Nine Days" Program is posted on the USCCB's website in both English and Spanish.  The website is:

It is also possible to sign-up on this site to receive this Novena daily through an app, e-mails, or text messages.

Carmel Catholic High School Entrance Exam

The Entrance Exam for the Class of 2018 will take place on Saturday, January 11th, at 8AM.  The fee is $25.00 (checks payable to Carmel Catholic High School).  In addition to the fee, Eighth Graders should also bring several #2 pencils. It is not necessary to pre-register for the test.  Free bus transportation is available from area parishes and schools. Families are encouraged to visit our website,, for additional information regarding the Entrance Exam, including  the bus schedule.  If you have questions, or if special circumstances prevent a student from taking the Entrance Exam on January 11th, please contact our Director of Admissions, Mr. Brian Stith, at (847) 388-3320, or by  E-mail at:

Our Lady Of Humility Proudly Helps

St. Martin de Porres High School

As a Catholic Parish, we do our best to assist the community in helping individuals who have a more challenging path in life. One of the ways we help is by sponsoring a student to work at our School from St. Martin de Porres High School.

St. Martin is a College Preparatory High School designed to assist those in need located in Waukegan.  Their unique approach to offsetting the cost of education, allows them to offer students a rigorous academic program, while giving them an opportunity to work in area businesses. While the students attend High School four days a week, on their fifth day they work at an area business. The business pays the High School directly for the student services.  This "payment" goes to offset the cost of tuition.

At Our Lady of Humility School, each Friday we have a "student worker" who assists us in our Kindergarten Program every Friday.  The work she does is exemplary, and Our Lady of Humility pays part of her tuition, and she receives a great education.

Just one more example of how Our Lady of Humility Parish is helping to make the world a better place!

March for Life

NorthWest Families March For Life - Every Life Matters! Saturday, January 18, 2014 - Be A Witness For LIFE

1:00 PM - Gather at St. Theresa Church for song, prayer, and inspirational speakers.  (455 N. Benton, Palatine)

Procession down the sidewalk of Northwest Highway to the Plaza at Hicks and Northwest Highway with Life-affirming signs to share the love of LIFE  

2:15 PM -  Joe Scheidler of Pro- Life Action League speaks at the Plaza followed by a closing song and prayer by John Kirkwood of Grace Gospel Fellowship.  

Refreshments and Fellowship to follow back at St. Theresa.

All Faiths Welcome!

For more information, please call Laura Vandercar at (847) 651-4877, or E-mail, or see

Sponsored by NorthWest Families for Life, St. Theresa Respect Life, Local Churches, and Pro-Life Organizations.