oct 20 second collection for world mission sunday

There will be a second collection for World Mission Sunday next weekend after our regular offertory collection.

On October 20, we join with the Church around the globe to celebrate World Mission Sunday. This year, the Holy Father has declared the entire month of October an Extraordinary Month of Mission, through which we recommit ourselves to the mission of God in recognition that our faith in Jesus Christ and our relationship with the People of God are missionary by nature. Our faith is a treasure to be given, shared and proclaimed.

This celebration also presents an opportunity to support the global network of missionary commitment, known as the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, through prayer for the soul of the mission and through charitable offerings. from Christians throughout the world. The annual World Mission Sunday second collection provides critical support to communities of faith in the most economically disadvantaged regions of our world. Working with limited means, these local churches bear witness to the Gospel amid poverty and turmoil, addressing all forms of material and spiritual need.

This collection serves:
-Approximately 75 percent supports efforts of the Society for the Propagation of the Faith to help sustain over 1,000 mission dioceses in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific Islands.

-Nearly 10 percent supports the work of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association to alleviate poverty, foster Christian unity and promote interreligious dialogue in the Middle East, Northeast Africa, India and Eastern Europe.

-About 15 percent supports the operations of the Mission Office of the Archdiocese of Chicago, which builds bridges of love and support between global missionaries and members of the Church in Chicago.

In his message for World Mission Sunday this year, Pope Francis states that, “The Church is a mission in the world… Each of us is a mission to the world, for each of us is the fruit of God’s love.” Those serving in mission at the global peripheries, especially communities and individuals who follow the command to serve despite their own financial struggles, witness this message of service and self-sacrifice. By joining with them, we in turn bear witness to a message of love and compassion so needed in our world today.

world mission sunday oct 20

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Love for God's people and the mission entrusted to us as disciples stands at the heart of Renew My Church. Each October on World Mission Sunday we join with the Church across the globe in joyful response to the call to "go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel to every creature" (Mk 16:15). This year the Holy Father, Pope Francis, calls for an Extraordinary Mission Month throughout the month of October in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Apostolic Letter Maximum Illud which, "sought to give new impetus to the missionary task of proclaiming the Gospel."

In calling for this Extraordinary Mission Month, the Holy Father invites us to transcend national boundaries in these troubled times in our world, bearing witness "to God's saving will through the Church's universal mission." The World Mission Sunday collection, celebrated worldwide on October 20, supports the efforts of over 1,000 economically poor dioceses to provide spiritual and material aid to people across Africa, Asia, and remote areas of Latin America and the Pacific Islands. Recipient churches and congregations also bring hope to people facing poverty, violent conflict, anddisplacement in the Middle East, Northeast Africa, India and Eastern Europe.

It is my prayer that each parish is inspired to embrace World Mission Sunday as an opportunity to join with the global Church in making disciples throughout our world, as we are called to do during the Renew My Church process. May our witness inspire others in our Chicago community, especially young people, to embrace the call to love and follow Christ. With every good wish, I remain,

Sincerely yours in Christ,

Cardinal Blase Cupich

Archbishop of Chicago

baby bottle project october 6-27

Beginning on October 6 to October 27 our parish will be participating in The Baby Bottle Project benefitting The Women’s Centers of Greater Chicagoland. This nonprofit organization directly assists mothers and families experiencing crisis pregnancies by offering emotional, financial, material, and spiritual support through counseling, clothing and monetary provisions, prayer, and other aid. Each year the three locations together have over 5,000 appointments with expecting mothers.

By God’s Grace, The Women’s Centers have saved almost 40,000 babies—and their mothers—from abortion since opening in 1984. This is a simple, but crucial fundraising effort for The Women’s Centers. Please note the Baby Bottles cost almost $1.00 per bottle and are recycled afterwards so please return upon completion of the project. Thank you for helping defend life, and remember to keep all pro-life undertakings in your prayers.

Also if you are making a donation by check, please make it payable to: St. Pat’s. Thank you!

SRE Service sunday needs you oct 27!

The School of Religious Education would like to focus once again on how great strength comes from unity in Christ. On October 27, after the 9:00 AM Mass, please join us in the Boehm Center to show our love and support for others in need.

Whether you are from SRE or school, young or old, please join us! Fr. Merold will lead us in prayer and then participants will have the chance to move from table to table participate in service projects that serve others in our local or distant community, country or world.

We are asking for donations to make this event a success. Please drop donations off at the Parish Office during regular office hours or place items behind the Welcome Desk after Mass on the weekend. Below is a list of supplies we need. Thank you in advance for your support!

Disposable 9 x 13 cake pans
Cake mixes, frostings, candles, birthday plates/napkins
Small artificial fall flowers
Glass stones
Full size bars of soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste
Kid’s socks (NEW and all sizes)
One and a half yards of fleece (several needed) patterned for children
Old T-shirts/ old fleece PJ’s or blankets (any size)
Chap stick
Hot cocoa and soup packets
Hand and foot warmers
New Thermos containers

trunk or treat is October 19

Trunk or Treat is a parish event where trick-or-treating is done from parked car to parked car. The trunk of one's car is opened, displaying candy and often decorations. There will also be games, prizes, and activities. The event will take place here at church in the west parking lot. Trunk or Treat will take place on Saturday, October 19 immediately following the 5:00 PM Mass.

Everyone is encouraged to dress up in costume! We do ask that if you wear a costume, don't make it too scary. For information, or to volunteer your trunk or self for the event that night, please use this link to sign up. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ba5a62ca0fc1-trunk

Men's legacy retreat

The Men’s Legacy Workshop is a time away from your routine. It is built for men of heart, humor and thoughtfulness…men who ask great questions within themselves, men who seek meaning, and men who are looking to put together a fuller, more authentic life. We commit ourselves to doing this in great company. The men of St. Joseph (Libertyville) and St. Paul the Apostle (Gurnee) invite you to join us at the next Men’s Legacy Workshop, on November 9th and 10th, hosted at St. Joseph’s Parish.

During the weekend, you will hear from a number of men from our parishes sharing stories of change, challenge, impact, doubt, transitions, instincts for faith, and where they are with the movement of God in their lives. The weekend concludes on Sunday afternoon with our own Mass.

The Men’s Legacy Workshop is just $65 to cover costs for meals, weekend materials and refreshments. (Scholarships are available if money is tight; just ask). You can go to the parish website to sign up: https://www.stjoseph-libertyville.org/mens-weekend-registration or fill in the registration form with volunteers who will be in the Narthex starting sometime in September.

all souls and all saints mass november 1

From generation to generation, we at St. Patrick Church have buried our dead and comforted those who mourn so that all may experience the healing comfort of God. The power of memory is strong! We want to remember our loved ones who have gone before us and maintain our bond with “all the saints who have done God’s will throughout the ages.”

The “Book of Life” will be placed on the table in the Narthex at the Main Church throughout the entire month of October. Please print the names of your deceased family and friends who died and wish to be remembered in the book. There is also an All Souls’ Envelope in your monthly packet to enroll your beloved dead in our Masses and prayers throughout the year.

Save the Date: All Saints’ and All Souls’ candlelight memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, November 1 at 7:00 PM in the Main Church.

help us keep the food pantry stocked

It’s officially fall. Sadly, we’ll soon be buttoning up our houses and prepping for winter (ugh). It’s the time of year when our Food Pantry boxes will include more “comfort foods.” Please consider these items when you shop for your food donations. Please be sure to check the “use by” dates before donating.

-Hot and cold cereal—including single-serve packages of oatmeal
-Pancake mix and syrup
-Pasta or noodles and spaghetti sauce
-Canned fruits and vegetables, tuna, canned chicken
-Macaroni and cheese or Hamburger Helper
-Peanut butter and Jelly
-Canned meals (SpaghettiOs, Chef Boyardee Ravioli, Hormel, Dinty Moore, etc.)
-Instant potatoes or stuffing mix and rice
-Canned soup, crackers and Jiffy Corn Bread mix
-Hot chocolate packets
-Toiletries--bar soap, toothpaste, shampoo

Local gardeners may see a “last hurrah” in their garden plots. If you still have surplus produce, please think of donating your bounty to the Food Pantry. You may drop off your “crops” during Food Pantry hours—Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to Noon (at the Parish Office). Please do not put fresh foods in the giveaway boxes at the Church.

Our Parish plays a vital role in being the hands and feet of Christ, reaching out to the less fortunate. Thank you for your donations, support and prayers.

attention Piura F2F Sponsors

There will be letters/cards from your sponsored family in a box at the Welcome Center in the Main Church Narthex on October 5/6, 12/13 and 19/20. Unfortunately, translation of the letters/cards is currently not available. Hopefully, you can find someone to assist you. Thank you for your support of our Peruvian families. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor should send a note to PeruF2F@stpatrickwadsworth.org.