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Welcome to St. Francis de Sales Catholic Parish! Organized as a parish in 1949 by the Archdiocese of Chicago, St. Francis de Sales encompasses the communities of Lake Zurich, Deer Park, Hawthorn Woods, North Barrington, Kildeer and Long Grove. If you are new to the area or are returning to the practice of our Catholic faith, we welcome you to our parish.

The Parish Life Conference, sponsored by Vicariate I Ministry Commission, has been cancelled. The event was scheduled for October 17, 2015 at St. Francis de Sales. If you registered for this event, you will be contacted by the Vicariate 1 Ministry Commission with further information.

October is Respect Life Month

"Whether it lasts for a brief moment or for a hundred years, each of our lives is a good and perfect gift. At every stage and in every circumstance, we are held in existence by God's love. ... God invites us to embrace the lives we have been given, for as long as they are given. Every life is worth living."

- USCCB Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, 2015-16 Respect Life Program Reflection Flyer

For a variety of resources on Respect Life Month, pleas
e visit the USCCB website Respect Life Program page.

2014-15 Parish Financial Report

Our Parish Financial Report for Fiscal Year July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015 is now available for download.

Register for our SPRED Observation Sessions or
SPRED Helper Catechist Training!

Join us for one of our SPRED Observation sessions. When attending, you will have the opportunity to observe Catechists working with our friends enrolled in the St. Francis de Sales SPRED Program for those ages 6-10. Click here for more details and to register today! (8 registrant maximum per session)

You may also register for our February 6, 2016 SPRED Helper Catechist Training by clicking here.

Support our Military through Molly's Adopt-A-Sailor!

St. Francis de Sales Parish is teaming up with Molly's Adopt-A-Sailor Program to support our U.S. deployed military personnel by sending cards, letters, and care packages filled with love, support, and necessities from home. Molly's Adopt-A-Sailor is a 501(c) 3 charity that supports all branches of the military.

Number one requested pocket-sized grab and go snack items: Beef jerky, individual drink mixes for water bottles, hard candy, and gum. Individual packets of cookies, crackers, pretzels, dried fruit, nuts, sunflower seeds, protein or energy bars, granola bars, and single serve instant coffee and individual flavored creamers, sweeteners, single serve cup-o-noodles. Due to extreme heat, no chocolate items.

Other supplies needed: toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, travel mouth wash, individual razors, deodorant, lip balm, sunscreen, DVDs, and CDs.

Please drop off requested items in the blue box at the Ministry Center. (Cost to ship one military 12" x 12" x 6" flat rate box is $13.85. Cash donations welcome!)

For further information, contact: Cathy Chiarelli at (847) 726-4842 or, Facebook, or Twitter.