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.
With the addition of the West side Jewel to the sites from which the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry and Emmaus House harvest food to distribute to their clients, we are again in need of volunteers who can commit to taking produce, bakery and meat from our harvesting sites to the food pantry or Emmaus House. Volunteers should be able to lift more than 20 pounds and have an SUV, mini-van or truck. Pick-ups are at 9:30 a.m. one day every week. If you can volunteer, please either send an e-mail to email@example.com or call the St. Vincent de Paul office at (847) 726-4890.
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.
Chicago Church Tour: Thursday, July 31 - All are welcome!
Our next Chicago Church tour will take place on Thursday, July 31. Please join us! We will begin the day with 8:30 a.m. Mass at St. Francis de Sales followed by a 9 a.m. departure in a comfortable coach bus. First, we will visit St. Benedict's Church on Irving Park Road. After, we will enjoy a delicious lunch at Twin Anchors in the Old Town neighborhood with a brief stop at Old St. Michael's Church. Our last visit will be to tour St. Vincent de Paul in the afternoon at DePaul University. Seats are limited.
To register, please call the Ministry Center at (847) 438-6622. Cost is $20/person.
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