to Jan 13

Men's Retreat Weekend

January 11-13, 2019
(Times to be determined)
Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House
420 W. County Line Rd., Barrington, IL 60010

All men in the parish are invited to join us for our 2019 Men's Retreat Weekend: "The Spiritual Exercises: Who Am I? Where am I going? How do I get there?" Fr. Doug Leonhardt, SJ, will serve as Retreat Master on this Ignatian, Silent Retreat for Men.

For more information, contact:
Frank Johnstone, a74focus@hotmail.com or 847-438-7979
Jeff Clery, jeff@jeffclerylaw.com or 847-540-8933
Frank Dodds, pcfdjr@hotmail.com or 847-438-5128

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to Feb 3

St. Francis de Sales Women's Retreat

February 1 - 3, 2019
Marytown - Libertyville, IL

Join us February 1-3, 2019 as we welcome…Father Britto Berchmans, who will be speaking on: "Love Notes—“How to Build Your Personal Relationship with Jesus” 

Former Associate Pastor at St. Anne’s in Barrington and current Pastor of St. Paul of the Cross Parish, Father Britto Berchmans envisions the ideal Catholic parish to be a community of disciples who seek to live the example of Jesus as defined in our Catholic tradition.

He holds Master’s degrees in Physics, Journalism and Systematic Theology, and a Doctorate in Mass Communications. His ministerial priorities include nurturing Catholic education and the religious formation of children and young people, making faith accessible to today’s Catholic and strengthening Christian marriage and family life. Born in India to deeply-committed Catholic parents, Fr Britto is one of seven children. He joined the Salesians of Don Bosco as a young man and was ordained a priest in 1981. We look forward to having Father Britto lead us in our journey of deepening our relationship with Jesus!

Join us Friday afternoon (4 p.m.), February 1 through Sunday, February 3 (until 1 p.m.), 2019 at Marytown to understand these concepts: How to read God’s handwriting; The steps to building a relationship with Jesus; The need for forgiveness; Understanding prayer; Serving the Christ among us; Our call to be happy.

Registration is ongoing by clicking here, however, all Marytown rooms are full. Rooms continue to be available at this time at University of St. Mary of the Lake (adjacent to Marytown). This wonderful event is open to overnighters and commuter, with all meals included. Scholarships available. Questions? Contact Rose Weismann at rose.weismann@gmail.com or 847-975-8005.



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8:00 PM20:00

Our Time to Share...Cancer Support Group

Wednesday, November 14
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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7:00 PM19:00

All Souls' Liturgy

Friday, November 2
7 p.m.

In our Catholic tradition, during the entire month of November, we pray for our loved ones who have died. Most especially, we remember them on November 2, the Commemoration of All Souls. All who grieve the loss of someone special, whether recently or years ago, are invited to attend the 7 p.m. All Souls’ Mass on Friday, November 2, to pray and light a candle for loved ones who have died.

To remember those whom we mourn in a tangible way and make their presence a part of this special liturgy, you are invited to bring a memento to place on a memory table prior to Mass. The memento might be a picture of your loved one or some other small article that means a great deal to you as you remember them. Following Mass, we invite you to join Bereavement Ministers and Ministers of Care in the Gathering Space to share stories about your loved one over refreshments. As we mourn, each time we tell our story, we take another step in our healing. If you have questions, please contact Mary Manson at (847) 843-9262.


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8:30 AM08:30

Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Friday, November 2

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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9:15 AM09:15

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

Saturday, October 27
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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6:45 PM18:45

BUILD/EQUIP Discipleship Faith Formation

BUILD: Oct 10 - Mar 20, Wednesdays, 6:45 to 8:30 p.m.
BUILD: Oct 18 - Mar 21, Thursdays, 9 to 11 a.m.
EQUIP: Oct 9 - Mar 19, Tuesdays, 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. 
St. Francis de Sales Ministry Center
Click here to register today!

BUILD your faith. EQUIP to share Jesus. We invite you to a life-changing journey with Jesus. St. Francis de Sales Parish is offering two avenues of Discipleship faith formation for our community. Please join us in one of these paths!

BUILD: Do you want to deepen your relationship with Jesus and get to know Him better? In this avenue, you will have the opportunity to explore how prayer, Scripture, the Sacramental life, and service to the world will help you grow in your faith.

EQUIP: Do you have a deep relationship with Jesus and want to share Him with others but not sure how? In this avenue, you will explore the difference Jesus has made in your life, sharing Jesus' Great Salvation story, the spiritual journey thresholds and accompanying others. You will learn about the power of the Holy Spirit, the role of healing, and you will gain confidence in praying with others.


- E-mail growdisciples12@gmail.com
- Text SFDSLZ to 84576 to join for updates
- Call the Ministry Center at (847) 438-6622
- Follow us on Instagram/Facebook @stfrancislz

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7:00 AM07:00

Church Bus Pilgrimage

Tuesday, October 16
Depart after 7 a.m. Mass
Cost: $25/person

Our next Church Bus Pilgrimage will take place on Tuesday, October 16. We will begin the day with the 7 a.m. Mass and depart to Holy Hill National Shrine of Mary in Hubertus, Wisconsin. While there, we will enjoy an overview of the shrine grounds, basilica, St. Teresa Chapel, outdoor Stations of the Cross, and gift shop.

At 11:45 a.m., a historical presentation in the Basilica will be offered and we will then enjoy lunch together in the Carmelite Café. At 2 p.m., we will depart back to Lake Zurich.

The cost will be $25/person with lunch at your own expense. Please call the Ministry Center at (847) 438-6622 to register. For more information, please visit www.holyhill.com.


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