On Sunday, October 29th at Holy Name Cathedral Cardinal Blase Cupich conferred the Christifideles award. This award is given to Catholic laypersons who have demonstrated by participation in parish life, the personal and ministerial renewal called for by the Papal Exhortation, Christifideles laici. Those presented the Christifideles award have exemplified leadership and a dedication in serving the church through a variety of ministries. The Archdiocese honored Charlene and Jim Boss for their many years of service in Adult Faith Formation. Click here for additional photos
Carl Wrede, Chair, Office of the Pastor,
Joel Barbel, Youth Formation
Libby Bullock, Office of the Pastor,
Cheryl Costello, Worship
Theresa Drangines, Adult Formation
Kathy Hemler, Human Concerns
Lorelei McDermott, Vice Chair,
Office of the Pastor
Evelyn Mutzabaugh, Human Concerns
Kathy Nuelle, Parish Life
Joyce Ochab, Worship
Krissy Olson, Parish Life
Father Edward Panek, Pastor
Gianna Russo, Teen Representative
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The Seamless Garment Ministry is proud to be working with St. Mary’s Services in Arlington Heights during the month of October, Respect Life month. St. Marys’ Services, Founded in 1887 by the Episcopal Sisters of St. Mary, is dedicated to helping women experiencing unplanned pregnancies who are considering adoption. Their Hopeful Beginnings Teen Parenting Program works in conjunction with district 214 to provide students with facts, information, and resources concerning pregnancy, labor and delivery, and parenting. Pregnancy, almost always described as unplanned for a teenager, is a difficult and confusing time, and those at Hopeful Beginnings understand the seriousness and sensitivity that goes along with counseling and educating these new parents. Their vision is for these students to graduate high school, and continue to pursue their life goals, while using the skills and lessons learned through this program to be loving, caring parents. They also provide preparation and placement services to families pursuing domestic infant adoption and help both birth and adoptive families before, during and after placement. St. Raymond received a request from St. Mary’s Services and District 214 to help support their Hopeful Beginnings program by collecting new winter baby outerwear (snowsuits, hats, mittens, boots, etc.) for newborn — three year old children. There will be a collection box in the bride’s room for donations the weekends of October 21st-22nd and October 28th-29th The outerwear will be given to their clients at a special dinner on November 13th . There are currently 25-30 teen moms from district 214 in this program and it would be a wonderful way to show our Respect for Life by donating to this inspirational ministry.
St. Raymond will be featured as Parish of the Week on Relevant Radio’s Patrick McCormack Show “On the Front Porch” with a focus on the story of the Rosary Makers. Fr. Ed Panek, Ruth Hauswirth, and Evelyn Mutzabaugh will be interviewed in a live broadcast from the Park Ridge studio on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2017, FROM 11:30 AM TO NOON. Tune in on station CHICAGO 950 AM or download the Relevant Radio App for free!