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Welcome



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.

 

 



Divine Mercy Sunday: Sunday, April 27, 2014

Divine Mercy Sunday Prayer Service will begin at 3 p.m. in St. Francis de Sales Church. Confessions will be available after the 12:30 p.m. Mass and again after the 3 p.m. prayer service until the 5 p.m. Mass.
All are welcome and encouraged to join us.
 
Sunday, April 27, the Catholic Church will also celebrate the canonization of Blesseds Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. Pope Francis will declare these men saints of the Catholic Church, giving Catholics everywhere a reason to rejoice as we look to them as models of holiness.

 

A brief history of Divine Mercy Sunday...

 

Jesus appeared to St. Faustina for the first time on February 22, 1931 and gave her His first revelation about His Divine Mercy. Jesus' message is that He desires mankind to avail itself to the infinite mercy of God on earth. Jesus offers complete forgiveness of sins and punishments if we do a few simple tasks. We are askd to attend Mass and receive Holy Communion on Divine Mercy Sunday. We also should say the Divine Mercy Chaplet and venerate the Divine Mercy Image. A good confession must be made 20 days before or after Divine Mercy Sunday.







Journey to Atlantis: Auction Under the Sea

Saturday, April 26, 2014, 6 p.m.
Fr. Valker Hall, 33 S. Buesching Rd., Lake Zurich


Join us as we journey to the lost city of Atlantis for our 2014 Parish Auction! Enjoy a wonderful evening under the sea with appetizers, dinner, drinks,
a live band, silent and live auctions and more!
Visit our online registration page and register today!

The St. Francis de Sales Parish Auction is our largest fundraiser. The goal of the event is to raise much-needed funds to support our parish's charitable endeavors and the numerous repairs our beloved church needs in order to keep our worship space in good working order. Funds raised from this year's Auction will be used towards Church operating expenses, such as the increased cost for snow removal with this third worst winter in Chicagoland recorded weather history. Please join us!