8:00 am08:00

Boy Scouts Troop 309 Spring Mulch Sale

Orders must be received by May 1, 2017

Support the St. Francis de Sales Boy Scout Troop 309 Spring Mulch Sale! Fresh, Triple Ground, and Premium Hardwood Mulch available in dark brown, natural, and red are available. Cost is $4/bag. Delivery available on May 6, 2017. Orders must be received by May 1, 2017. Visit or call (224) 699-0562.

8:30 am08:30

Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Friday, May 5

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.

9:00 am09:00

Pray the Rosary with the Knights of Columbus

Saturday, May 6
Immediately following 8:30 a.m. Mass

All parishioners are encouraged to join representatives from the Knights of Columbus in the Chapel of our Church to pray the Rosary on First Saturday each month.

12:45 pm12:45

Pray the Rosary with our Parish School Children

Friday, May 12
12:45 p.m.

St. Francis de Sales Rosary Ministry will now be praying a monthly School Rosary, which will be prayed every month on a designated Friday. All parishioners, parents, grandparents, and others are cordially invited to join us in the Church for this powerful devotion to our Blessed Mother.

Volunteers to lead the Rosary are most welcome. To volunteer, or ask questions, please contact Dolores Mark at (847) 438-5509.

May 13

St. Francis Middle School presents...Disney's The Lion King, Jr.!

Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13
7 p.m.
Parish School - Father Firnbach Hall (2nd floor gym)

St. Francis de Sales Middle School students present...Disney's The Lion King, Jr.! Enjoy this great production at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 12 or Saturday, May 13. Tickets available at the door: $5/adult and $3/child or senior citizen. Featuring a special appearance by Father Ryan! 

7:30 pm19:30

7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness: Enriching Your Faith by Strengthening the Health of Your Soul

Thursday, May 18
7:30 to 9 p.m. (Refreshments at 7 p.m.)
Fr. Valker Hall

St. Francis de Sales Ministry of Care invites all parishioners to join us for this powerful presentation by Joe Paprocki, DMin., on Thursday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Fr. Valker Hall. 

Joe Paprocki, DMin., is the National Consultant for Faith Formation at Loyola Press in Chicago. He has over 35 years of experience in pastoral ministry and has presented in over 100 dioceses in North America. Joe is the author of numerous books on pastoral ministry and catechesis, including the bestselling "The Catechist's Toolbox," "A Well-Built Faith," and his most recent, "A Church on the Move: 52 Ways to Get Mission and Mercy in Motion" (all from Loyola Press). Joe earned his Master's degree in Pastoral Studies and received his Doctor of Ministry from the University of St. Mary of the Lake, Mundelein. Joe serves as a catechist and blogs about the experience at He and his wife, Joanne, have two grown children and live just outside of Chicago.

Jun 23

Totus Tuus Youth Catholic Program

Monday, June 19 - Friday, June 23

Save the date! St. Francis de Sales will once again host the Totus Tuus Youth Catholic Program this summer. The program is for children entering grades 1-6 in the fall. All are welcome! To view the full flyer, click here. To download our registration form, click here. You may also pick up forms in the Ministry Center.

Jun 29

Volleyball Camp

June 26-29, 2017
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. daily
Cost: $20

Girls and boys in grades 5-8 are invited to attend Volleyball Camp at St. Francis de Sales the week of June 26-29, 2017. The camp fee is $20. Parishioner Mary Jo Kunzmann runs the camp. She has played volleyball at Stevenson HS and Lake Forest College, and has coached volleyball at Stevenson. Camp hours are 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each day. We will teach all the skills to play this great game: passing, setting, hitting, serving. Lots of game experience to teach positions and court awareness. Call Mary Jo with any questions at (847) 337-9521. Download the registration form here or pick one up in the Parish Office.


Jul 14

Hoopsters Basketball Camp

July 10-14, 2017
St. Francis de Sales Parish School

Its that time of year to start thinking about summer activities and Hoopsters Basketball Camp! The morning session (9 to 11 a.m.) serves students entering grades 1-4 in the fall. The afternoon session (11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.) serves students entering grades 5-8 in the fall. Both camps are now enrolling campers! Click here to register today. We will be working with the kids to show how the game of basketball is played and how positive attitude and strength is demonstrated off the court. 

Jul 23

Steubenville Youth Conference

July 21-23, 2017
Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin

Registration is now open for the 2017 Steubenville Youth Conference at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin! Dates include July 21-23, 2017. To reserve a spot, print out the registration form (or pick up a hard copy at the Ministry Center) and return to the Youth Ministry Department at St. Francis de Sales. Limited spots available so register soon!

Each year, St. Francis de Sales Youth Ministry participates in the Steubenville Youth Conference. This three-day conference features music, fellowship, talks, Mass, worship, workshops and much more. Approximately 2,000 teens from across the nation attend the conference to deepen their faith. It is a powerful celebration of the Lord with a strong focus on Eucharistic Adoration and the Sacraments. The Steubenville Youth Conference is open to all high school and college students. For more information on the Steubenville Youth Conference, please click here.

9:15 am09:15

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

Saturday, April 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.

7:00 am07:00

Church Bus Pilgrimage

Thursday, April 20
7 a.m.

Join us for our next Church Bus Pilgrimage! We will begin the day with the 7 a.m. Mass and then depart on a comfortable coach bus. Church locations include:

The Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii (1224 W. Lexington St., Chicago)
Holy Family Parish (1080 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago)
St. Francis of Assisi Church (813 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago)
*Lunch location to be determined.

Cost is $25/person and includes lunch and transportation. Please the Ministry Center at (847) 438-6622 to register today.

7:30 pm19:30

Grief Support for Parents

Wednesday, April 19
7:30 p.m.
Church Gathering Space

Forever in Our Hearts (FIOH) is a support group for parents who have lost a child during pregnancy, infancy, childhood, or adulthood. Parents have the opportunity, if they wish, to speak, to express feelings of grief, and to learn about the process of grieving from other parents who have also lost a child. With support and time, we grow to move on with living again. Our FIOH support group generally meets on the third Wednesday of each month in the evening. If you are a parent who has lost a child and is interested in knowing about this support group, please contact Brian Eby at (847) 726-4714.

7:00 pm19:00

Our Time to Share...Cancer Support Group

Wednesday, March 8
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.

6:00 pm18:00

NAMI Family-to-Family 12-week Class

February 21 - May 9, 2017
Tuesday evenings
6 to 9 p.m.
Ministry Center

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: Developing coping skills; Effective communications; Strategies for handling crisis and relapse; Biology of brain disorder and medications. 

The class will be held Tuesday evenings, February 21 - May 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Ministry Center. It is offered free of charge, but registration is required. Walk-ins cannot be accommodated. To learn more or register, please call Teri Latter at (847) 809-6038. You are not alone!