Jun
25
Jun 30

2017 Summer Scripture Study at Mundelein Seminary

June 25-30, 2017
St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary

Father Ryan encourages parishioners to attend! University of St. Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary is hosting Summer Scripture Seminar on June 25-30, 2017. This year the focus is Revelation: A Book of Hope in Troubled Times. Enrich your spiritual life, attend presentations by some of the best scholars in the world, and find respite on our peaceful grounds. Attendees may commute or stay overnight. For more information, including time details and biographies of the speakers, topics, and registration, visit www.summerscripture.org

Jun
26
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.

 

Jun
28
7:00 pm19:00

Summer Scripture Study - Who Am I to Judge?

Wednesday, June 28 (Runs weekly through August 2)
Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Ministry Center

Do you find it difficult to talk about morality in today's culture? Am I being intolerant? How do we even mention morality in a world that no longer believes in truth? Am I judgmental?

In a culture in which individual preference has replaced morality, many find it difficult to speak the truth, afraid of the reactions they will receive if they say something is right or wrong. In his new DVD series, Dr. Edward Sri helps us to understand the love behind Catholic morality and equips us to engage relativism in our world. This study is ideal for any one, but could be especially relevant to high school and college students dealing with today's culture. Please plan on joining us for any or all of the 8 sessions. A helpful study guide for the series is available for $15.95 by ordering through the Ministry Center, 847-438-6622. Please order by May 24.

Jul
1
9:00 am09:00

Pray the Rosary with the Knights of Columbus

Saturday, July 1
Immediately following 8:30 a.m. Mass
Chapel

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.

Jul
7
8:30 am08:30

Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Friday, July 7
Church

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.

Jul
10
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
11
1:00 pm13:00

Center for Independence Lemonade Stand

Tuesday, July 11
1 to 2:30 p.m.
Front of Ministry Center

Please join us for a Lemonade Stand! All proceeds will benefit the St. Francis de Sales Captial (Fix-It) Campaign. All of our children will be making the lemonade and selling it themselves! The Center for Independence is a non-profit organization that provides intense motor therapy to children with Cerebral Palsy. We accept all insurance plans and never turn any child away due to inability to pay.

For the past 10 years, Father Ryan and the good people of St. Francis de Sales have allowed us to call the Ministry Center our home! We would not be able to provide this life-changing therapy to these children without your generosity.

Jul
12
7:00 pm19:00

Our Time to Share...Cancer Support Group

Wednesday, July 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.

Jul
12
7:00 pm19:00

Summer Scripture Study - Who Am I to Judge?

Wednesday, July 12 (Runs weekly through August 2)
Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Ministry Center

Do you find it difficult to talk about morality in today's culture? Am I being intolerant? How do we even mention morality in a world that no longer believes in truth? Am I judgmental?

In a culture in which individual preference has replaced morality, many find it difficult to speak the truth, afraid of the reactions they will receive if they say something is right or wrong. In his new DVD series, Dr. Edward Sri helps us to understand the love behind Catholic morality and equips us to engage relativism in our world. This study is ideal for any one, but could be especially relevant to high school and college students dealing with today's culture. Please plan on joining us for any or all of the 8 sessions. A helpful study guide for the series is available for $15.95 by ordering through the Ministry Center, 847-438-6622. Please order by May 24.

Jul
15
10:00 am10:00

Summer Vocation Day

Saturday, July 15
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Marytown, 1600 W. Park Ave., Libertyville, IL
Picnic | Music | Socialize with several religious

Is God calling you to a vocation in the Church? If you are a man or woman ages 18-40 and interested in learning about a religious vocation or Diocesan life, join us for a day of exploration! E-mail SummerVocationDay@gmail.com or visit SummerVocationDay.org.

Jul
15
Jul 16

Undie Sunday Weekend

July 15-16, 2017
August 19-20, 2017


A new school year brings new anticipation, new friends, new books, and new underwear and socks! Emmaus House, sponsor of Undie Sunday, is collected new, packaged underwear and socks in all sizes for those children and adults in our community who are in need. Look for the decorated receptacle in the Gathering Space on the weekends listed above. Donations will be distributed before the school year begins. Thank you!

Jul
19
7:00 pm19:00

Summer Scripture Study - Who Am I to Judge?

Wednesday, July 19 (Runs weekly through August 2)
Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Ministry Center

Do you find it difficult to talk about morality in today's culture? Am I being intolerant? How do we even mention morality in a world that no longer believes in truth? Am I judgmental?

In a culture in which individual preference has replaced morality, many find it difficult to speak the truth, afraid of the reactions they will receive if they say something is right or wrong. In his new DVD series, Dr. Edward Sri helps us to understand the love behind Catholic morality and equips us to engage relativism in our world. This study is ideal for any one, but could be especially relevant to high school and college students dealing with today's culture. Please plan on joining us for any or all of the 8 sessions. A helpful study guide for the series is available for $15.95 by ordering through the Ministry Center, 847-438-6622. Please order by May 24.

Jul
21
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.

Jul
26
7:00 pm19:00

Summer Scripture Study - Who Am I to Judge?

Wednesday, July 26 (Runs weekly through August 2)
Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Ministry Center

Do you find it difficult to talk about morality in today's culture? Am I being intolerant? How do we even mention morality in a world that no longer believes in truth? Am I judgmental?

In a culture in which individual preference has replaced morality, many find it difficult to speak the truth, afraid of the reactions they will receive if they say something is right or wrong. In his new DVD series, Dr. Edward Sri helps us to understand the love behind Catholic morality and equips us to engage relativism in our world. This study is ideal for any one, but could be especially relevant to high school and college students dealing with today's culture. Please plan on joining us for any or all of the 8 sessions. A helpful study guide for the series is available for $15.95 by ordering through the Ministry Center, 847-438-6622. Please order by May 24.

Jul
29
9:15 am09:15

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

Saturday, July 29
9:15 a.m.
Church

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.

Aug
2
7:00 pm19:00

Final Session - Summer Scripture Study - Who Am I to Judge?

Wednesday, August 2
Wednesdays, 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Ministry Center

Do you find it difficult to talk about morality in today's culture? Am I being intolerant? How do we even mention morality in a world that no longer believes in truth? Am I judgmental?

In a culture in which individual preference has replaced morality, many find it difficult to speak the truth, afraid of the reactions they will receive if they say something is right or wrong. In his new DVD series, Dr. Edward Sri helps us to understand the love behind Catholic morality and equips us to engage relativism in our world. This study is ideal for any one, but could be especially relevant to high school and college students dealing with today's culture. Please plan on joining us for any or all of the 8 sessions. A helpful study guide for the series is available for $15.95 by ordering through the Ministry Center, 847-438-6622. Please order by May 24.

Aug
28
7:30 am07:30

St. Francis de Sales Golf Outing

Monday, August 28
Biltmore Country Club, Barrington, IL


Save the date! Times to be determined. 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 this year! For more information, or to help with the planning of this event, please contact Peter Galdoni, Co-chair, at pgaldoni@aol.com or (847) 732-1790.

Sep
27
Sep 30

The Great Adventure Bible Study Fall 2017 and Winter 2018 Sessions

Fall session begins September 27
Ministry Center

Register for The Great Adventure Bible Study Fall 2017 and/or Winter 2018 sessions! Choose from a Wednesday, Thursday, or Saturday Session. Fall study dates begin September 27 and run through December 2. Winter study dates begin January 10 and run through March 10. 
For more details, including registration, visit our online registration page or pick up a registration form from the Ministry Center.