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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.


Molly's Adopt-A-Sailor Collection

Now through Thursday, August 21

Ministry Center

Molly's Adopt-A-Sailor will be shipping care packages to the U.S.S. George H. W. Bush on Saturday, August 23. Supplies are needed by Thursday, August 21 to ensure they will be included.

Supplies needed: Toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, travel mouth wash, individual razors, shave cream, deodorant, lip balm, sunscreen, socks, pocket t-shirts, PJ bottoms, DVDs, cards and letters, nail files, polish, cotton balls and remover, feminine hygiene products, hair brushes, head bands and rubber bands, barrettes, lip gloss, body lotion and spray.

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

Please drop off any donated items in the blue box at the Ministry Center marked "Molly's Adopt-A-Sailor." Thank you!


We're Searching for Catechists!


We are in need of teachers for our 1st through 8th grade Religious Education classes. You don't need to be an expert; you just need to enjoy being Catholic...we'll help with the rest!


St. Francis de Sales has approximately 1,000 students in our preschool through 8th grade Religous Education program. We need MANY kind, dedicated volunteers in order to make our program work. If you have a willingness to share your faith with our children, then we ask that you prayerfully consider being a part of this important ministry. Training, support and ongoing encouragement are provided.


Please call Kathy Brady-Murfin at the Religious Education Office, (847) 726-4850, to volunteer or for further information.


Register today for the Great Bible Adventure Fall and Winter sessions!

Join us for the next series of our Great Bible Adventure! In the fall (September 24 - December 13, 2014), we will study Psalms: The School of Prayer. Our winter session (January 7 - February 28, 2015) will focus on Galatians: Set Free to Live. Register for only one session or both! There is a $25 fee for each session. For further details, including online registration, click here.