United as a Catholic faith family; Empowered by the Holy Spirit to proclaim Christ's teaching in word and deed; Committed to be Christ to one another through love and service as we welcome and honor the dignity of all people, cultures and economic backgrounds
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.
St. Francis de Sales Fix-It Campaign
For details on the campaign, including the presentation that was shown at Masses, click here. Thank you to those who have already responded with a pledge. St. Francis de Sales has a long history of generous giving. I respectfully ask for the prayers, involvement, and sacrifice of many, if not all, in the parish in making a pledge towards the Fix-It Campaign in addition to the generosity you provide each Sunday offering. Please, everyone, participate through a pledge and a prayer. All the funds that we raise in our Fix-It Campaign stay within the parish.
I want to express my gratitude to Deacon John Sfire, Jason Sfire, and Amie Paige of The Fidelity Group for doing an extensive study of our parish campus, as was presented in the Fix-It Campaign presentation. I have asked The Fidelity Group, under the leadership of the Sfires, to serve as Project Manager of the Fix-It Campaign. I also want to offer my appreciation for the guidance and involvement of Tom Purtell, Chair of the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC); Marty Bush, Member of the PPC; Mike Carlino and Doug Samz, members of the Finance Council; and Christine Deprez, Parishioner.
God give you peace,
Father David F. Ryan, Pastor