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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.

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.

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.