to Dec 19

Knights Cafe Breakfast with Santa

Sunday, December 17 after the 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Masses
Fr. Valker Hall

Join the Knights of Columbus in Fr. Valker Hall for a Breakfast with Santa Clause! Featuring all-you-can-eat pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, hot toppings, hot maple syrup, milk, fresh coffee, hot tea, and fruit juice. Cost: Adults $8, Kids 6-12 $5, 5 & under free

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7:00 AM07:00

Church Bus Pilgrimage

Thursday, December 21
Depart after 7 a.m. Mass
Chicago, IL

Our next Church Bus Pilgrimage is scheduled for Thursday, December 21. We will begin the day with 7 a.m. Mass and depart immediately afterwards on a cushioned, coach bus to Chicago. Our itinerary will include a trip to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral (835 N. Oakley) and Sts. Volodymyr and Olha Ukrainian Church (2245 W. Superior). We will enjoy lunch at the Ukrainian Cultural Center and then visit the Ukrainian National Museum (1/2 block walk from the Cultural Center), which draws together Ukrainian history, culture, and art with knowledgeable and friendly curators.

Please call the Ministry Center at 847-438-6622 to register!
$30/person includes the $5 admission fee. The cost of lunch will be provided by a benefactor.



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9:15 AM09:15

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

Saturday, December 30
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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8:30 AM08:30

Eucharistic Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Friday, January 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.

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to Jan 13

The Great Adventure Bible Study Winter 2018

Winter Session Begins January 10, 2018
Ministry Center

Register for The Great Adventure Bible Study Winter 2018 sessions! Choose from a Wednesday, Thursday, or Saturday Session. 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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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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9:00 AM09:00

Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest

January 13, 2018
9 a.m.
St. Francis de Sales School Gym

Boys and Girls, Ages 9-14, are invited to participate in the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest! Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Queen of Peace Council #3954

For more information, contact PGK Stewart Tanakatsubo, 224-475-7919, or PGK Robert Parr, 847-438-3245. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for further details!


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6:00 PM18:00


Saturday, January 27
6 p.m.
Fr. Valker Hall

St. Francis de Sales Travinia Night will be Saturday, January 27, 2018. Join us for a night where Trivia and Ravinia meet for a night of fun! Start getting your team together now! Click here to register!

You may register for up to 10 people on a team. Groups of less than 10 will be assigned to a team. Teams will compete in 8 rounds of trivia.  In the Ravinia picnic spirit, teams are encouraged to bring their own food and beverage, including wine and beer, for their table.

There are prizes for the winning team and for the team with the best themed table with decorations, food and attire (i.e. Hawaiian, Chicago Bears, Western, etc.). Be creative and have fun! Raffles, Superbowl squares and more, the proceeds of which will be used to support the educational needs of the parish school children.


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to Feb 4

2018 Annual Women's Retreat

February 2 - 4, 2018
Marytown - National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe
Click here to register!

Join us as welcome Father Anthony Co, who will be speaking on: "How to Hear God's Voice (Can You Hear Me Now? - God)."

Fr. Anthony was raised in West Chicago and ordained for the Diocese of Peoria in 2005. In the last 13 years he has served as a university chaplain at different schools including his alma mater, University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.  He has conducted retreats for the Curia of the diocese of Peoria, for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, as well as a number of Koinonia retreats for college-aged young adults. He currently is pastor for two parishes in Rock Island, IL, Sacred Heart Church and St. Mary Catholic Church. He is trained in Intentional Discipleship and is excited to share his gifts with us on this weekend.

Join us Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon at Marytown for this powerful retreat. Registration will be available online and in-person at the Ministry Center beginning Monday, October 30 at 9 a.m. Registration includes meals and overnight accommodations. Come as an overnighter or as a commuter. We fill every room so make sure you register quickly! 

For more information, please contact Rose Weismann at or 847-975-8005.

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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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8:30 PM20:30

Prepare the Way for the Lord: 12-Hour Reconciliation & Adoration

Wednesday, December 20
Noon to Midnight

Come Let Us Adore Him! St. Francis de Sales Parish invites you to step away from the busy-ness of your Christmas preparations and receive Christ's peace and joy in your heart as we prepare for His coming. Please join us in the Church on Wednesday, December 20 at any time that fits your schedule between 12 noon and 12 midnight as we offer two ways to renew our relationship with Jesus and prepare for His coming through the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.


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7:00 PM19:00

Our Time to Share...Cancer Support Group

Wednesday, December 13
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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