Sunday, October 1st, flu shots will be available in the Community Room from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm through the courtesy of Walgreens “Get a Shot – Give a Shot” program where every immunization given through October is matched with an immunization given to a child in a developing country. Flu shots are available for adults and children 10 years of age and older at no cost for insured patrons and at little or no cost for the uninsured. Please note: If you would like to donate blood in the Parish Life Center on October 1st as well as receive a flu shot, the pharmacist recommends that the shot be given first, followed by the donation of blood. A sign-up sheet will be available in the narthex on Sunday, September 24th. Thank you to Pharmacist Mark Yap and Walgreens!
The purpose of this new ministry is to provide sleeping mats to homeless persons. Clean, plastic grocery bags are cut, knotted into “plarn” (plastic yarn) and crocheted into mats (it keeps the plastic out of our landfills, too). If you are a crocheter, or would like to learn, if you are interested in cutting the plastic, or would like to be involved in this ministry in some way, please consider joining us. We gather on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:30 pm in the Formation Room for camaraderie, sharing and fun, while doing something worthwhile. For further information, please contact Kathi Szott, (847) 226-6369, firstname.lastname@example.org “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” ~ Vince Lombardi
September is Hunger Action Month, and Catholic Charities invites you to join the effort to eliminate hunger in our communities. In the Soup-er Stadium Challenge, we will try to fill every seat in Soldier Field with food! Twice! We’ll have a kickoff event at Soldier Field on September 12, but you can help at any time in September by making a donation to the Catholic Charities food pantry in Des Plaines. The most needed food items are: Cereal, pasta, rice, mac & cheese, peanut butter & jelley, canned vegetables, canned soup and fruit. To make a donation or for more information please visit the Catholic Charities Northwest Regional Office at 1717 Rand Road, Des Plaines, or call (847) 376-2100. By meeting the goal of the Soup-er Stadium Challenge we will provide more than 103,335 meals to families in need. We thank our partners in this campaign: The Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Catholic Schools, Soldier Field and the Charles Tillman Cornerstone Foundation! Join us! www.catholiccharities.net/Soup-erStadium
Hello!! Sisters and Brothers in Christ, my name is Fr. Gilbert Rushubirwa Mashurano, the associate pastor of Saint Raymond De Penafort Parish a Catholic Christian Community in Mount Prospect. I was born and raised in Africa in the country called Tanzania, the eastern part of Africa. I was ordained to the Order of Priest in May 12, 2012 at Holy Name Cathedral by His Eminence, Francis Cardinal George. I came to United States of America as the seminarian of the Archdiocese of Chicago, I was sent to St. Joseph College Seminary under Loyola University to study for two semesters. I then moved to St. Mary of the Lake University in Mundelein to continue with my study in master’s degree.
I feel that I belong in this family of St. Raymond. St. Raymond is blessed to have a wonderful parishioners. From day one I experienced the joy, the kindness and welcoming from this catholic community in Mount Prospect. The staff here works hard every day making sure that the gospel is proclaimed among the people of God from the worship office, to religious education, to adult formation, to music director, to school principal, to our deacons, and to our secretaries. What a great place to minister!!!
Will you answer God’s call to teach the children?
Have you wondered if you would be a good teacher? (Would you like to co-teach with someone to share and talk about the best way to teach a lesson?) Do you smile when you see a child’s success? Would you like to teach the children more about God — using excellent materials? Would you like to learn more?
Top Reasons to Become a Catechist
- You will grow in your own faith, learn the teachings of the Church, and deepen your relationship with Jesus
- Your baptism calls you to share in Jesus’ ministry
- Children, teens, and adults in today’s world, more than ever, need to hear the Good News of Jesus
- Children, teens, and adults in today’s world, more than ever, need to encounter good role models of faith
- You have much to share with those you’ll teach and you’ll have opportunities to share faith with other catechists
- Today’s catechetical textbooks/resources offer outstanding support
- You’ll be challenged, you’ll have fun, and you’ll make new friends
- You’ll be helping people deepen their relationship with Jesus (you’ll be evangelizing!)
- You’ll be handing on a 2000-year-old Tradition that changes lives
- It’s our job: Jesus sent us to “go and teach all nations”
Call or email the Religious Education Office 847-253-8600 or email@example.com
Catechists needed: Grade 2: 2catechists, Grade 4: 1 catechist
In order to keep this vibrant ministry going strong in the future for the children, we need to ask our adults to share their talents. Many of our younger children attend CLOW and find it to be very beneficial as they take a look at the Sunday Scriptures, in a “kid-friendly” way that they can understand. Please consider being part of this wonderful ministry. CLOW meets during the 9:30 mass two or three Sundays per month from mid-September through mid-May. We explore the Sunday Readings and Gospel with children ages 5-11 during the 9:30 mass. Handout materials and training will be provided and you have the opportunity to pair with someone until you feel comfortable teaching a classroom alone. For more information contact, Joyce Ochab firstname.lastname@example.org.