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.
Attention teens and young adults!
Pontifical Mission Society Song Contest
Celebrating mission in the Year of Faith, the Pontifical Mission Societies have launched their first-ever song contest for young Catholics. Contestants will be asked to create original songs (lyrics and music) with content drawn from, but not limited to both the themes of the Year of Faith and World Youth Day. Two divisions are featured: Adolescent (grades 9-12) and Young Adult (ages 18-29). For more information, including how to enter your song, please visit www.propfaith.net/SongContest2013. Good luck and God bless!
Looking for an adult volunteer who is willing to give up 20-25 minutes once a month for our children during the 11 a.m. Mass. If you are a regular at the 11 a.m. Mass, you know that children in preschool through 1st grade dismiss every week for Children's Liturgy of the Word. Approximately 25 children have been joining us to hear the Gospel and talk about it on their level and then return to their parents after the Prayer of the Faithful. Volunteers lead only one session each month and receive copies of the readings and session outlines in advance. If you are willing to help or want to learn more, please call Kathy at (847) 726-4850 or e-mail email@example.com.
2013 Summer Camps
St. Francis de Sales Parish is offering a variety of camps this summer. To learn more, please visit our Summer Camps 2013 webpage