7:00 AM07:00

Church Bus Pilgrimage

Tuesday, September 18
Depart after 7 a.m. Mass

Our next Church Bus Pilgrimage will take place on Tuesday, September 18. We will begin the day with the 7 a.m. Mass and depart to the Shrine of Christ’s Passion in St. John, Indiana. The Shrine offers a beautifully landscaped half-mile prayer trail and an exquisite 10,000 square foot Shrine Gift Shoppe. For those who are unable to walk the half-mile prayer trail, we have reserved 3 club cars (15 riders).

The cost will be $25/person with lunch at your own expense. Please call the Ministry Center at (847) 438-6622 to register. For photos and information about the Shrine of Christ’s Passion, please visit



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6:00 PM18:00

NAMI Family-to-Family Class (For families & friends of someone living with mental illness)

Begins Tuesday, September 18
6 to 9 p.m.
12-week session

YOU ARE NOT ALONE. Family-to-Family is the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)’s free 12-week class for family members and friends of people living with
mental illnesses such as: depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, anxiety disorders, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), PTSD, and borderline personality disorder.

If you have a loved one or friend who struggles with challenges such as these, this class is designed for you. Topics include:

· The biology of brain disorders and medications
· Developing coping skills
· Effective communications
· Strategies for handling crisis and relapse

Classes are offered free of charge, but registration is required. The classes will be held:

Tuesdays at St. Francis de Sales from September 18—December 4, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Wednesdays in Arlington Heights from September 19—December 5, from 6 to 9 p.m.

To learn more or register, please call Teri Latter at 847-809-6038. You are not alone.


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10:00 AM10:00

4th Annual St. Francis de Sales Million Dollar Golf Classic

Monday, September 24
10 a.m.
Wynstone Golf Club, North Barrington, IL

Join us for a day of friendly competition, fellowship, and food to support the youth of our parish! Proceeds support our St. Francis de Sales Athletic Program and Life Teen Youth Ministry Program. Last year's Golf Outing was a huge success - we hope to enjoy the same fun and fellowship as last year! For more information, or to help with the planning of this event, please contact Peter Galdoni, Co-chair, at or 847-732-1790. To register and learn more, click here.

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to Sep 26

Parish Mission - ABLAZE

Monday, September 24 - Wednesday, September 26
7 p.m.

Join us for a three-night Parish Mission at St. Francis de Sales! We will be discovering the answers to the three deepest questions in the human heart: Who am I? What's my purpose in this life? What happens to me after I die? It's about experiencing the love, freedom, and intimacy with God that we were originally created for. Topics will be as follows:

Monday Night: The Father's Love
Tuesday Night: The Redemption Story
Wednesday Night: The Gift of the Holy Spirit

Deacon Keith Strohm will guide the Parish Mission. He is the former Director of the Office for the New Evangelization and is a deacon for the Archdiocese of Chicago. A well-known international speaker and conference keynote, he has helped tens of thousands of men and women hear the Gospel message and encounter the mercy, love, and power of Jesus Christ. Text SFDSLZ to 84576 to join for updates or call the Ministry Center at 847-438-6622.

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9:15 AM09:15

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

Saturday, September 29
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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9:00 AM09:00

LifeLine Health Screening

Monday, October 1
Click here to schedule your time

Do you have high cholesterol or high blood pressure? Have members of your family
suffered from these ailments? Do you have a poor diet? If you answer “yes” to any of the above, you may want to be screened  through the services of Life Line Screening. Life Line Screening uses ultrasound technology to view the plaque build up in your carotid arteries, the main arteries that carry blood to the brain. Blockages in these arteries are a leading cause of stroke. We are pleased to host this Life Line Screening event on 10/1/2018 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Parish. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. 

In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, visit, call 1-888-653-6441, or text the word circle to 797979.


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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 for an application to be a crafter or to inquire about becoming a volunteer.

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4:30 PM16:30

Pasta Dinner

Saturday, September 15
Serving Time: 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Fr. Valker Hall
Click here to purchase tickets!

Join us for a Pasta Dinner benefiting St. Francis de Sales School Spirit Day Fundraising Goals! Attend 5 p.m. Mass and join us afterwards in Fr. Valker Hall!

Ticket includes: Pasta, Meatballs, Chicken, Garlic Bread, Salad, Dessert, Soft Drinks, and St. Francis de Sales community cheer! For more information, contact Jackie Wolter at 773-550-8482.

Ticket Costs Pre-Sale:
Children Under 5: Free
Children Ages 5-12: $5
Seniors: $9
Adults: $13

Ticket Costs At the Door:
Children Under 5: Free
Children Ages 5-12: $5
Seniors: $10
Adults: $15 

EXTRAS!! Beer and wine available for purchase for those 21 and over.
Plus - A LIVE auction featuring these awesome experiences!

• Helicopter ride for 6 adults to dinner in downtown Chicago
• Helicopter ride to school for 5 students and 1 adult
• Reserved front row pew at Christmas 2018 Midnight Mass
• 1 Reserved parking spot in lot in front of Parish School - good for all of 2019!

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8:00 PM20:00

Our Time to Share...Cancer Support Group

Wednesday, September 12
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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6:00 PM18:00

Cub Scout Pack 309 Annual Bonfire

Monday, September 10
6 p.m.
Reed Turner Woodland Forest Preserve, Old McHenry Road, Long Grove

CALLING ALL BOYS ENTERING KINDERGARTEN—GRADE 5! Cub Scout Pack 309, chartered by St. Francis de Sales Parish, is inviting boys and their families who would like to see what Cub Scouts is all about to join us for our annual Fall bonfire and cookout at Reed Turner Woodland Forest Preserve, Old McHenry Road, Long Grove. 

You’ll have an opportunity to see what scouting is about and talk to scouts and their
families. The event includes a campfire, hot dog roast, s’mores, and a treasure hunt.

Please RSVP to Kate Bialecki at Or reply via Evite at


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5:00 PM17:00

Lake Zurich Rock the Block

Saturday, September 8
Downtown Lake Zurich
5 p.m.

Please come out and support Emmaus House of Hospitality at Lake Zurich’s 6th Annual Rock the Block on Saturday, September 8, 2018! Each year the Village of Lake Zurich holds a free downtown block party to bring our community together by dining, dancing and rediscovering Lake Zurich. Starting at 5 p.m., there will be local restaurants, food trucks, balloon art, face painting, and entertainment by 7th Heaven, Suburban Cowboys and Breakfast Club.

Emmaus House Hospitality, along with the US Navy will be on site collecting canned goods and selling raffle tickets to help provide for the less fortunate in the community. Last year we collected enough money to make just over 18,000 meals and approximately 600 lbs. of food. Every dollar collected makes five meals for the less fortunate. 100% of all proceeds goes to Emmaus House Hospitality. Raffle winner does not need to be present to win.

For further details, visit: Rock-the-Block


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to Sep 16

Clean Jeans Drive

Weekends of September 8-9 and September 15-16
Church Gathering Space

Please drop-off your new or gently used  “Clean Jeans” in the bins outside of church
before each mass at St. Francis de Sales Church on the weekends of  September 8-9 and September 15-16, 2018. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul will distribute them to the people in our area who need them.  Clean Jeans Only would be appreciated.

All sizes are needed (men’s, women’s, children’s). We are only collecting blue jeans at this time (no other clothes). Financial donations will also be accepted to purchase pairs for sizes we don’t receive. Checks can be made out to St. Vincent de Paul and reference “Jean Drive” in the memo section.

As you are searching through your closets or boxes, please keep in mind that St. Francis de Sales will be having a “Coat Drive” in November. Reminders will be in the Church bulletin, e-newsletter, and parish website.


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8:30 AM08:30

Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Friday, September 7

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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