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To register to attend a Mass, please click on the link below to register for the day and time you would like to attend. Please note that the main doors of the church will open 15 minutes prior to the start of Mass.
Anyone who does not have access to this website can call the Parish Office at 773-486-1660 to register for a Sunday Mass.
Parishioners Reopening Guide for Mass - What to Expect
RENEW MY CHURCH
All those interested in attending go to www.renewmychurch.org/announcements and find the "Wicker Square Grouping" to sign up. Wicker Square is the first Grouping listed.
MAY MONTH OF MARY
8:00 AM - English
SACRAMENT OF RECONCILIATION
Monday through Saturday: 20 minutes before the 8:00 AM Mass and Saturdays at 4:30 PM
Is gossip a mortal sin?
To really ask this question, we must consider the Eighth Commandment: “You shall not bear false witness.”
In its reflections on this commandment, The Catechism of the Catholic Church invites us to not only think about what bearing “false witness” means, but to also consider how we understand the truth and how we communicate more broadly. This is why so much of this section of the Catechism has to do with the gift of language. With this in mind, we will notice that the word “gossip” isn’t used by the Catechism. Instead, we find the words “detraction” and “calumny,” which are actually two forms that gossip can take, and both can be quite serious.
First, detraction is the of revealing “another’s faults and failings to persons who did not know them,” without morally valid reasons. Calumny, by extension, is saying something about another person that is untrue, and it is sinful because it “harms the reputation of others and gives occasion for false judgements” (see no. 2477).
In all of our communication, we have to always recognize that we have a moral obligation to the truth and to always work to protect the reputation and honor of our neighbors (see no. 2479).
Gossip can, in fact, prove to be a very serious sin. After all, the Catechism reminds us: “No one is bound to reveal the truth to someone who does not have the right to know it” (no. 2489). When we have gossiped, especially if we are aware we have damaged another person’s good name or reputation, we want to make every effort to undo the damage we have done, including seeking the grace and forgiveness offered in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
- May 8 2021 7:00 am - Eucharistic Adoration - Suspended Until Further Notice
- May 10 2021 7:00 am - Eucharistic Adoration - Suspended Until Further Notice
- May 11 2021 7:00 am - Eucharistic Adoration - Suspended Until Further Notice
- Rev. Tomasz Wojciechowski, C.R., Pastor
- Rev. Eugene Szarek, C.R., Resident Resurrectionist
- Rev. John Nowak, C.R., Resident Resurrectionist
- Deacon Daniel Cabrera, Deacon
- Deacon Rodolfo Urquiza, Deacon
- Richard Martin, Business Manager
- Maryna Shutovich, Music Director
- Halina Pydych, Coordinator of Religious Education
- Isabel Patino, Administrative Assistant