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Posted on: Thu, Jul. 9, 2015

With St. Sabina Community, Protesting Gun Violence
A group of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish members joined a march to protest gun violence in solidarity with one of our Sharing Parishes in Chicago. St. Sabina Faith Community, Led by Fr. Michael Pfleger, held a three-hour Peace March on the evening of June 19, 2015. The community marches every Friday during the summer to protest gun violence in Chicago.
The group marched from the church east down 79th st. to... Read More...

Posted on: Thu, Jul. 9, 2015

Meet Shannon Dowdle: an Engaged Disciple
Shannon, her husband Rick and their family have been part of OLPH for nearly 30 years. Recently we sat down to talk with Shannon. This is Shannon's third year of Parish Council membership. She will be the Parish Council President this coming year.

Q. Where were you raised? Tell us about your family life growing up.
A. I grew up in Evanston, the fourth in a family of seven children. I attended St. Athanasius... Read More...

Posted on: Thu, Jun. 25, 2015

"LAUDATO SI', mi Signore" - "Praise be to you, my Lord." These are the words that open Pope Francis' encyclical on ecology and care for God's creation. These words, quoting St. Francis of Assisi's beautiful canticle, remind us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us.
Pope Francis addresses Laudato Si’, to “every person on the planet,” for we all share a common home - the earth. He focuses on a number of... Read More...

Posted on: Mon, May. 18, 2015

Cathy Clark might be called weird by some people, but she doesn't mind. She's not above "dumpster diving" if it will help people in need. "I always think really carefully before I throw something away, because many times it could be used again." she says. Her creative recycling has helped people as far away as Haiti.

Cathy is one of seven children. She grew up in Wilmette, Illinois attending St. Joseph Parish. In college she earned a degree in Elementary Education. Although Cathy... Read More...

Posted on: Tue, Feb. 3, 2015

A group from OLPH Women's Club Guild 6 recently spent a few hours at the Greater Chicago Food Depository to benefit one of our Sharing Parishes, Our Lady of Tepeyac. Together with other groups, we repackaged 6,000 pounds of pinto beans!!  These beans will be distributed to 2,000 people this week. Other groups packaged 18,000 pears and salvaged 7,500 food products.

Volunteering at the Greater Chicago Food Depository is an easy but important way to support our Sharing Parish pantries.... Read More...

Posted on: Wed, Jan. 28, 2015

Small Group discussions on the Sunday Scripture Readings begin the Week of February 15.

The RENEW Faith-Sharing groups will again gather weekly for six weeks this Lent, beginning the week of February 15.
What is a RENEW faith-sharing small group at OLPH? It is a gathering of a relatively small group of people who meet weekly to read and reflect on the scripture readings for the following weekend, to pray, and to socialize. Each small group is made up of a variety of people—... Read More...

Posted on: Wed, Jan. 28, 2015

The Sharing Ministry is grateful for the generous donations of the parish. Please be mindful:

  • CLOTHING should be gently used, clean, folded (no hangers) and placed in plastic bags or strong shopping bags of reasonable weight.
  • HOUSEWARES should be gently used and in good repair.
  • NO FURNITURE is being accepted at the Sharing Room. We lack storage, manpower and outlets. Should we have a family in need of furnishings, we’ll get the word out via parish communication... Read More...
Posted on: Fri, Dec. 19, 2014

Sr. Paulanne’s Thanksgiving Address to Parish, 2014

The world certainly does not understand the message of Jesus to: “Love one another as I have loved you.”

It has been a difficult year with more people cut to part time with no benefits.  People have no electricity, heat or water.  Social service offices continue to tell us there is no money.  I have been told by “Connection for the Homeless”, that homelessness has increased 70% in our suburbs in the past year... Read More...

Posted on: Wed, Dec. 17, 2014

The Sharing Ministry at OLPH collects non-perishable food year round to support our Sharing Parish Food Pantries. Our food count drops significantly over the summer months. This drop in food, coupled with the fact that inner-city kids also miss out on the breakfast and lunch provided during the school year, makes for desperate circumstances for countless needy families.  Please be mindful of summer hunger and support the on-going food drive. Our tradition is to bring food to Mass each Sunday... Read More...

Posted on: Fri, Sep. 26, 2014
  • Do you go to Mass weekly?
  • Do you sometimes get distracted during the readings in the Liturgy of the Word at Mass because they don’t always seem to apply to your life?
  • Do you want to know an easy yet effective way of coming to understand, appreciate, and apply those Sunday readings to your life and have an enjoyable time doing so?

Then you are a good candidate for RENEW, a faith-sharing small group experience at OLPH.
Sign up to join the Fall session...