to Jul 29

Annual Back-to-School Backpack Drive

Begins the weekend of July 14-15
Church Gathering Space

St. Francis de Sales will be collecting backpacks filled with school supplies to benefit underprivileged children in our community. Beginning the weekend of July 14-15, Back-to-School Tags with a list of school supplies for each backpack will be available at church. All school supplies should be placed in a new backpack and returned to church by Sunday, July 29. Your gift means the world to a bright and deserving child eager for a proper education. Thank you for your kind support and loving generosity!

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5:00 PM17:00

Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

Saturday, July 21
5 p.m. Mass

Those who are to be anointed will be asked to complete a nametag and sign the registration book before Mass. The registration book may also be signed after Mass if you miss doing so beforehand.

We know of Jesus’ concern for the sick; healing was an essential part of His ministry and that of the disciples and the early Church. Our mission today continues what Jesus began during his life on earth. “Are any among you sick? They should summon the presbyters of the church, and they should pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord.” (James 5:14). Physical, mental and spiritual health are inter-related. In the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick we pray for healing of all kinds—for the body, soul and spirit. Yet God alone knows what kind of healing we need most. Baptized Catholics facing surgery, who live with serious illness or chronic disease, whose health is impaired due to aging, who suffer with depression, serious anxiety and addictions, who are profoundly grieving or are caregivers affected by the illness of a loved one, may all benefit from the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. Please join us to experience God’s mercy and healing.

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9:15 AM09:15

St. Peregrine Monthly Prayer Service and Benediction for Those Affected by Cancer

Saturday, July 28
9:15 a.m.

St. Peregrine was miraculously healed of cancer after praying all night before an image of the crucified Christ. He is known throughout the world as the patron saint of cancer patients. There is a place for you, a place of comfort, peace, and hope. Healing can come in many ways. Join us as we pray to gather strength to continue the fight, to give thanks for being healed, and to honor the memory of those who are now in the arms of Jesus. Place your hope in our Lord and Savior.

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9:30 AM09:30

Fall 2018 Craft Fair

Saturday, October 13
*Time to be determined.
Fr. Valker Hall

Calling all crafters and prospective volunteers, your help is needed. The Children's Organ Transplant Association (COTA) will be hosting a Craft Fair on October 13, 2018 in Fr. Valker Hall in honor of local Lake Zurich teen Matthew D. COTA has helped families such as Matthew's with transplant related expenses and that will continue throughout his life.

What can you do to help? First, if you are a crafty person, please contact us as we would love to have you sign up to participate in our fair. All crafters are welcomed. Table fees are given directly to charity and are tax deductible. Request an application for further information.

Second, this is a huge undertaking and our volunteers are few and far between. If anyone would be interested in helping in the kitchen, helping plan a menu, be in charge of decorations or a person to help with collecting canned goods for the food pantry, please let us know. We are currently trying to assemble teams of people so it all runs smoothly and not be a huge burden on one person. All help would be greatly appreciated.

Please e-mail Nancy Dobson at nancbear@sbcglobal.net for an application to be a crafter or to inquire about becoming a volunteer.

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8:00 PM20:00

Our Time to Share...Cancer Support Group

Wednesday, July 11
7 p.m.
Church Gathering Space

Our Time to Share is a support group for cancer patients and survivors that continues to serve the St. Francis de Sales community. We offer a safe place to share, to release, to offer comfort and to be comforted...a place to feel loved. Strength, hope, faith, and courage...this is what we can offer each other. Please contact Mary Manson at (847) 382-3051 and let's begin our journey together.

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to Jul 13

Hoopsters Basketball Camp

Monday, July 9 - Friday, July 13
Morning Session (Grades 1-4): 9 to 11 a.m.
After Session (Grades 5-8): 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
St. Francis de Sales Parish School
Cost: $45/week

It's that time of year to start thinking about summer activities! We are now enrolling campers at Hoopsters Basketball Camp! We will be working with children to show how the game is played and how positive strength and attitude is demonstrated off the court. To register, please click here.

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8:30 AM08:30

Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Friday, July 6

Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is held at St. Francis de Sales every First Friday immediately following the 8:30 a.m. Mass, and continuing until 4 p.m. Eucharistic Adoration honors the special presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharist. Prayer before the Blessed Sacrament is a profession of faith in the real bodily presence of Jesus. One of the best ways to look at prayer before the Blessed Sacrament is to see it as an extension of Holy Communion. Our souls are fed and our minds and wills are strengthened and given light, that we may go about the tasks of our daily lives. Please come and spend some time in prayer with the Lord. For more information, please call Denise Alianello at (847) 726-1307 or Lillian Shutty at (847) 682-4555.

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7:00 AM07:00

Church Bus Pilgrimage

Thursday, June 21
Begin the Day with 7 a.m. Mass
Chicago, IL

Our next Church Bus Pilgrimage will take place on Thursday, June 21. We will begin the day with the 7 a.m. Mass and depart on a comfortable coach bus after Mass. We will visit Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Josaphat, and St. Alphonsus in Chicago. Lunch location to be determined.

The cost is $30/person and does not include the cost of lunch.
Please call the Ministry Center at (847) 438-6622 to register.

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