ST. WILLIAM PARISH SENIOR’S CLUB –  January Thru June 2020

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT ST. WILLIAM PARISH

To All Seniors at St. Mother Theodore Guerin Parish:

My name is Mary Razek, President of the St. William Parish Seniors’ Club. I am inviting all seniors from St. Mother Theodore Guerin to join our Senior Club. We meet on the First and Third Mondays of each month from 10 AM to 1 PM.

All Seniors, age 50 and above, are welcome. We meet in Liebrich Hall located at 2559 Sayre Avenue in Chicago when school is in session. Come and have fun and meet new friends. The schedule through February 2020 is as follows:

  • January 6 (Weather Permitting) – Regular meeting
  • January 20 (Weather Permitting) – Regular meeting
  • February 3 (Weather Permitting) – Regular meeting
  • February 13 (Weather Permitting) – Regular meeting
  • Meetings continue through June 15 – We hope to see you there!

Any questions? Please call Mary at 773–637–7680. We hope to see you there.


ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A DEEPER SPIRITUALITY?Ongoing Invitation

Join the Lay Dominicans

Who are the Lay Dominicans? – Lay Dominicans are Roman Catholic people at least 18 years old. They are disciples living in a secular world — men and women, married and single—within their particular circumstances of family and profession. Once a month they set time aside to be in community – praying together, studying spirituality and theology, and performing regular service for others. And they strive as part of the larger Dominican Family worldwide, to keep alive the spirit of St. Dominic’s preaching in new and creative ways to meet the needs of our time.

If you would like to learn more about the Bishop Edward Fenwick Chapter of the Lay Dominicans please contact Kim Burch at 773–417–7392 or email at yankeerose86@yahoo.com.


THE ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO IS HIRINGOngoing Hiring

Are you seeking an opportunity to draw closer to our Lord through your work?

Consider applying your professional strengths and experience at the service of sharing Christ with others. The Archdiocese of Chicago is in the midst of exciting changes as we renew our local Church. With our competitive salary and benefit packages, the archdiocese provides many opportunities for professional and personal growth and development. For the listing of current openings please visit archchicago.org/careers or follow us on LinkedIn.

The Archdiocese of Chicago, pastored by Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, has more than 15,000 employees that serve more than 2.2 million Catholics in Cook and Lake Counties. Our elementary and secondary schools comprise one of the largest U.S. private school systems and have garnered more U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon Awards than any system of any type.


THE WOMEN’S CENTER – Ongoing Request

In our nation about 1 million abortions are performed each year. The babies aren’t the only victims of abortion. The other victims are their mothers, who in many cases were pressured into the abortion. Sooner or later they experience horrible grief and depression. At The Women’s Centers we enable women to have their babies and experience joy instead of grief.

VOUNTEERS NEEDED: At our Cicero Ave. office – substitute and on–call (flexible hours are available) for our lobby reception area; to sort donated items and assist clients in our Family Room; help with mailings and baby bottle projects; bi–lingual who are conversational in Spanish to help in special areas; male volunteers to assist with baby furniture donations. A receptionist is needed Friday morning and occasionally Saturday at our Evergreen Park office. For more info on these volunteer roles, call at 708–320–4066.

SEEKING DONATIONS: We are in of 5 infant car seat/carriers (by law all car seats must be less than 7 years old), 4 exersaucers, 3 baby carriers–(front and back) and 3 doorway jumper swings. We need baby food (in date), and Emfamil formula). Also needed are diapers in sizes 5 and 6 only, girls summer clothes in sizes 2 and 3 and 14, infants sleepers and onesies in sizes 6, 9 and 12 months and boys clothes, sizes 7 and 8. We are also in need of new pacifiers, baby bottles, baby wipes, baby shampoo and lotion and breast pumps. These items cannot be picked up unless accompanied by baby furniture. The families who receive these things are grateful for your generosity. For our address where you can deliver these things or if a pick–up by a volunteer is needed, please call at 773–794–1313.


TREATSFORTHESOUL.ORGOngoing Resource

Fr. Medard Laz, a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago has a new website: Treats for the Soul.org, Bringing Values and Meaning to Our Troubled World – www.treatsforthesoul.org.

There are Daily Treats, Weekly Homilies, Weekly Treats and much more to help you to grow spiritually.


Office of Human Dignity & Solidarity – Immigration Ministry
3525 S. Lake Park Ave. Chicago, IL 60653 312–534–5333
esegura@archchicago.org

“Every threat to the family is a threat to society itself. The future of humanity, as Saint John Paul II often said, passes through the family (cf. Familiaris Consortio, 85).So protect your families! See in them your country’s greatest treasure and nourish them always by prayer and the grace of the sacraments.” Pope Francis

Migrant families who are escaping various forms of violence and persecution in their homeland are being routinely separated at the boarder. Since October 2017, over 700 children have been separated from their parents, including over 100 children under the age of four. On May 4, 2018, DHS stated that it will refer all individuals who cross the border without authorization for criminal prosecution, including adult members of family units. If implemented, this policy will undoubtedly lead to a drastic increase in incidences of family separation.

ACTION: Ask Congress to protect immigrant families seeking safety and shelter from violence. Visit www.justiceforimmigrants.org/take–action/action–alerts/ for ways to contact your officials.

For additional ways to advocate for immigrants and refugees visit: www.CatholicsAndImmigrants.org.


COIN CLUB AT ST. WILLIAMFirst and Third Tuesdays

Looking for new members for Coin Collecting Hobby. We are accepting free memberships in our Multi Church Coin Club.  If you want to see more about US Mintages, call John Gallagher at 773–622–0553 or email gallagher2520@gmail.com.

There are no dues, no costs to join. We meet on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7 PM at St. William School in Room 315. Give us a try and see what you can learn about coinages.


CATHOLIC CHARITIES PROVIDES HELPOngoing

Need help?

Food, shelter, housing, employment, job training, counseling, addictions, utilities, physical or mental health services, legal and financial, immigration, naturalization and refugee and senior services are provided by Catholic Charities.

Call at 312–655– 7700 or catholiccharities.net.


CATHOLIC CHARITIES VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIESOngoing

Are you looking for an opportunity to volunteer?

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago is looking for helpful, friendly volunteers to serve as greeters at the hospitality table at 721 North LaSalle Street in Chicago.

The volunteers will welcome guests and help with the intake of clothing donations. The volunteer would serve a 2 or 3 hour shift on a Monday, Thursday, or Friday of their choice between 8:30 AM and 2:30 PM.

For more information, email volunteer@catholiccharities.net or call the Volunteer Relations department at 312–655–7322.