Last Letter From Bulletin – May 19, 2019

BLUE MASS – At 10:30 AM today, Sunday, we celebrate the Blue Mass to honor all police and law enforcement. Let us pray for all Chicago, Elmwood Park, and River Grove police and law enforcement personnel and thank them for dedicated their lives to serve and protect us. Let us also pray for an end of violence in our cities.

DEACON JOHN WALTERS – After six years of serving at St. Cyprian, Deacon John Walters has decided to move on July 1. He will be assigned to St. Giles in Oak Park. I am sure many of you at St. Cyprian will miss him. I have had an opportunity to work with him for one year. Deacon John is an intellectual man. He has been involved in the RCIA program and put all his energy and enthusiasm to passing on our Catholic faith and traditions to the candidates. He also has led a retreat for RCIA, preparing them to be received into full communion with the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil. He also helped coordinate the parish Ministry of Care and has done a tremendous job preparing them to bring communion to the homebound. Deacon John has officiated at many baptisms at St. Cyprian and offered monthly Baptismal Classes for new parents and sponsors. He is also a good preacher and has helped assist at Sunday Mass.

Priests and deacons are called to serve the Church of the Archdiocese of Chicago wherever the need is. We took a promise of obedience to serve the Lord and His Church in the Archdiocese. Please keep Deacon John in your prayers as he moves on to his next assignment. I am sure he will continue to do well by using his gifts and talents to serve the people of God at St. Giles. There will be a farewell Mass at St. Cyprian for Deacon John and Father Andre at 4 PM June 22.

May God bless you all and bless St. Mother Theodore Guerin Parish.

In Gratitude,
Father Paul Cao
Pastor of St. Mother Theodore Guerin Parish