Oct
19
7:00am 7:00am

Church Bus Pilgrimage

Thursday, October 19
Depart immediately following 7 a.m. Mass

Our next Church Bus Pilgrimage will take place on Thursday, October 19. We will depart immediately following the 7 a.m. Mass in the Chapel on a cushioned coach bus. Our travels will take us to Our Lady of Good Help/Shrine of the Blessed Mother in Champion,
Wisconsin, which is the only site in the U.S. where apparitions of the Virgin Mary have been officially validated by the Roman Catholic Church. We intend to offer the Anointing of the Sick during our visit to the Shrine.

Cost is $25/person. Please note that this is a 3.5 hour bus trip. Lunch to be provided by a benefactor. To register, please call the Ministry Center at (847) 438-6622.

 

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Oct
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

re(ENCOUNTER) Young Adult Faith Night

Friday, October 20
Doors open at 6 p.m. Event starts at 6:30 p.m.
UIC Pavilion, Chicago

CONNECT. INSPIRE. WORSHIP. Join together with thousands of fellow young adults at UIC Pavilion for an event that will remind you that you are not alone in your faith! Discover how you can live your dream and have an active faith life. Featuring Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Mark Wahlberg, Father Paul Mueller, SJ, and more!

UIC Pavilion—Doors Open at 6 p.m.
Register today! Tickets $15| Ages 18-39
www.reencounterchicago.com

 

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Oct
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Family Bingo Night

Saturday, October 21
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Fr. Firnbach Hall (Parish School Cafeteria)

Click here to register!

Bingo Night just got EPIC—come together with our school community on Saturday, October 21 in Fr. Firnbach Hall for a fun family night out while raising money for school enhancements! Doors open at 6 p.m. Bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. Win Epic prizes and bid on fantastic Auction prizes! Goods and drinks can be purchased. $5/person includes 1 card for 4 rounds of Bingo. (Additional cards will be available at the door.) Avoid ticket lines and purchase your food ahead of time! Enjoy a fun night of Bingo, Raffles, and a Silent Auction! EPIC Prizes include: 55” Samsung TV, iPad, 50/50 jackpot, life-sized Darth Vader, and more!

Questions?  E-mail sfspto.vc@gmail.com. Online registration open through October 17, 2017 or until maximum capacity is reached.  Tickets at the door will be $8/person.  Registration will close once maximum capacity is reached.

 

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Oct
28
9:15am 9:15am

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

Saturday, October 28
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.

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Nov
3
8:30am 8:30am

Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Friday, November 3
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.

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Jan
12
to Jan 14

Annual Men's Retreat

Friday, January 12 - Sunday, January 14, 2018
An Ignatian, Silent Weekend Retreat for Men
**For exact times of retreat, please contact our ministry leaders (listed below). 
Click here to register online.
Click here to print a hard copy registration form.

Retreat Master: Fr. J. Michael Sparough, SJ
Retreat Title: What’s Next? Discerning your Decisions in the Ignatian Tradition

The Spiritual Exercises help us move toward a deeper interior freedom to better navigate the twists and turns of life.  Fr. Michael helps us better understand St. Ignatius’ methodology for decision making and how it can be applied to the big and small decisions we face.

To learn more, contact St. Francis de Sales parishioners and retreatants:
Frank Johnstone, 847-438-7979
Frank Dodds, 847-438-5128
Jeff Clery, 847-540-8933

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Feb
14
to Feb 27

2018 Pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Jordan

February 14 - 27, 2018

Join Rev. James P. McIlhone, Director, Archdiocese of Chicago Office of Biblical Formation on a 14-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land and Jordan. Click here to download the full brochure and reservation application. Itinerary is outlined in brochure along with detailed description of daily activities.

Cost is $3,450.00 per person/double occupancy. (For single occupancy, please add $984.00.) Price includes roundtrip airfare, accommodations, breakfast and dinner, land transportation, transfers and baggage handling, sightseeing, entrance fees, border crossing fees, and more.

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Oct
15
12:30pm12:30pm

Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

Sunday, October 15
12:30 p.m. Mass
Church

On Sunday, October 15, the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick will be offered at the 12:30 p.m. Mass. In this Sacrament, we pray for healing of all kinds—for the body, soul, and spirit. 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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Oct
14
9:00am 9:00am

VIRTUS Training Class

VIRTUS Training Class
Saturday, October 14
9 a.m. to noon
Ministry Center

VIRTUS Training Class is 1 of 4 requirements of the Archdiocese of Chicago Protecting God's Children Program. All participants MUST pre-register on the Archdiocese of Chicago website. This training is required for all volunteers working with children and youth. Please contact your ministry coordinator for detailed information.

 

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Oct
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

Our Time to Share...Cancer Support Group

Wednesday, October 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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Oct
10
6:30pm 6:30pm

VIRTUS Training Class

VIRTUS Training Class
Tuesday, October 10
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Ministry Center

VIRTUS Training Class is 1 of 4 requirements of the Archdiocese of Chicago Protecting God's Children Program. All participants MUST pre-register on the Archdiocese of Chicago website. This training is required for all volunteers working with children and youth. Please contact your ministry coordinator for detailed information.

 

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Oct
9
9:00am 9:00am

VIRTUS Training Class

VIRTUS Training Class
Monday, October 9
9 a.m. to noon
Ministry Center

VIRTUS Training Class is 1 of 4 requirements of the Archdiocese of Chicago Protecting God's Children Program. All participants MUST pre-register on the Archdiocese of Chicago website. This training is required for all volunteers working with children and youth. Please contact your ministry coordinator for detailed information.

 

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Sep
27
to 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.

 

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Sep
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

NAMI Family-to-Family Classes

September 12 - November 28, 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: The biology of brain disorders and medications; Developing coping skills;
Effective communications; and Strategies for handling crisis and relapse.

The class will be held at St. Francis de Sales Ministry Center (second floor) on Tuesday evenings, from September 12 to November 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. It is offered free of charge, but registration is required. To learn more or register, please call: Teri Latter at 847-809-6038.  You are not alone.

 

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