Celebration of Giving - Unwrap the Spirit
Help spread the joy of Christmas to kids in need! With the support of local families, parishes, schools, and businesses, Celebration of Giving has been bringing joy and hope to families who might otherwise not be able to celebrate the holiday season for over 70 years. Last year, Catholic Charities was able to distribute gifts, toys and necessities to more than 25,000 children and families thanks to the generosity of people like you! Help make a child's holiday brighter by purchasing a toy! Order online and your gift will be shipped directly to their workshop. For more information about online ordering, please click here.
St. Hedwig Choir
Our parish Choir is looking for new members. If you would like to join, please come every Tuesday from 6:45 pm to 8:15 pm in the church building. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED!
2019 Tax Letters and Contribution Envelopes
The 2019 tax letters have been mailed out to parishioners with contributions of $250 and over. If you have not received your contribution envelopes, please contact the parish office to verify your mailing address. If you have relocated in the recent months, please remember to update your contact information. You may contact us either via email at [email protected] or by calling (773) 486-1660.
2020 Annual Catholic Appeal: "COME, FOLLOW ME...and heal our world"
The Annual Catholic Appeal offers a wonderful opportunity to answer Jesus' call to come, follow me...and heal our world. In addition to providing for ministries and services throughout the Archdiocese of Chicago, the appeal also provides financial support and assistance for Catholic education and many other needs of our parish. As we contemplate God's gifts to us, may we also reflect on our gratitude for these gifts He gives us. Your financial support to carry out the works of our parish, our archdiocese, and the Church throughout the world is one way to express this gratitude. The Annual Catholic Appeal is much different than a one-time special collection. It is a pledged campaign commitment where you can make a gift, payable in installments. A pledge is a promise to make a gift over a span of time. Each pledge makes a difference because all parishes participate in the campaign and the gifts of many enable our archdiocese to deliver the needed ministries and services to answer Jesus' call to "Come, follow me...and heal the world". Our goal for 2020 is $13,600 in paid pledges, any additional funds come back to our parish to help fund our needs. If you have received your pledge form in the mail, please complete it and mail it back to us or bring it to Mass at your earliest convenience. Thank you for giving generously to our 2020 Annual Catholic Appeal! More information...
BABY BOTTLE PROJECT
Beginning February 29, our parish will participate in the Baby Bottle Project benefitting The Women's Centers of Greater Chicagoland. This non-profit organization directly assists mothers and families experiencing crisis pregnancies by offering emotional, financial, material and spiritual support through counseling, clothing. monetary provisions, prayer and other aid. By God's grace, the Women's Centers have saved over 40,000 babies - and their mothers - from abortion since their opening in 1984. Please take a baby bottle home with you from the church on February 29th, fill it with your spare change and return it by April 5, 2020. If you plan on making your donation by check, please make it payable to: The Women's Center. This is a simple but crucial fundraising effort for The Women's Centers. Kindly note that the baby bottle costs almost $1.00 per bottle and are recycled afterwards so please return them upon the completion of this project. Thank you for helping defend life and remember to keep all pro-life undertakings in your prayers.
MARRIAGE and FAMILY MINISTRY
REFLECT Retreat for Mid-Life Singles (mid-30s to 50s)
Are you looking for a renewed sense of purpose and belonging? Register today for a life-changing REFLECT weekend retreat Feb. 28–March 1 at the Joseph & Mary Retreat House (formerly Cardinal Stritch Retreat House) in Mundelein, IL. Take a chance and get involved. Cost is $215 for meals and a single room. Visit www.ReflectRetreat.com, e-mail: [email protected], or call 630.222.8303 for details.
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