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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.


Register for the Great Bible Adventure!

 

If you want a better understanding of our faith, and a deeper relationship with God, then consider joining us for The Bible Timeline Study, beginning this September. Choose from three sessions! You will go deep into each period of salvation history and discover the amazing story woven throughout all of Scripture. Using a timeline, you will learn the major people, places, and events of the Bible and see how together they form the foundation of our Catholic faith. More importantly, you will have a profound encounter with God in Scripture, and see how the Bible reveals His loving plan for your life. Click here for more details and to register online today! 

 

To download a PDF form, please click here, or pick up a hard copy from the Ministry Center.

 

Sessions are:

 

Wednesdays, September 16, 2015 through April 6, 2016, 7 - 9 p.m.

Thursdays, September 17, 2015 through April 7, 2016, 9 - 11 a.m.

Saturdays, September 19, 2015 through April 9, 2016, 9 - 11 a.m.

 


 

SPRED Catechists - To register for our September and October 2:1 Core Team Training, click here or visit our SPRED webpage.

 



Becoming Catholic

Evangelization is the responsibility of every Baptized Catholic. Each of us needs to spread the Good News. Will you help us?
Are you, or do you know, an adult who attends Mass regularly but who is not Catholic?
Are you, or do you know, an adult who is married to a Catholic but is not Catholic?
Are you, or do you know, an adult who is interested in becoming Catholic?


If you answered yes to any of the above questions, please complete a blue pew card and return it to the collection basket at Mass during the weekends of August 16th - September 21. Those names will receive a letter of invitation to come and inquire about Catholicism through the RCIA Ministry. RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is a process of evangelization that answers religious questions, teaches Catholic doctrine and welcomes adults into an active role in our parish life.

Any questions, please contact Jan or George Yingst at (847) 438-2042 or Home@TheYingsts.net. They look forward to hearing from you!




St. Francis de Sales Religious Education and Confirmation Programs


Our Religious Education schedules, handbooks and registration packets as well as our 1st and 2nd year Confirmation registration packets for the 2015-16 school year are now available online. Visit our Religious Education or Youth Ministry sections of the website for further details.



Calling All Musicians!

Do you like to sing? Do you play a musical instrument? At St. Francis de Sales, we have a very active Music Ministry and we are calling you!

We have a Parish Choir, Cantors, Handbell Choir, Youth Choir, Teen Choir, and Resurrection Choir. Our Parish Choir, Cantors, and Handbell Choirs are open to high school age and older. Our Youth Choir is open to all children in our parish, grades 3-8. Teen Choir calls all teens - singers and instrumentalists - from our parish. Teens are also called to assist at any of the weekend Masses. Resurrection Choir is open to all parishioners; called to support our parish by singing at funerals.

If you would like more information or are interested in joining the Music Ministry, contact Pat Stewart at (847) 726-4720 or musicsfds@stfrancislz.org.