Welcome to Our Lady at St. Germaine Parish
At the direction of the Governor, Cardinal and the Archdiocese of Chicago, school will be canceled until further notice. All masses have also been canceled until further notice.
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PER THE GOVERNOR AND THE ARCHDIOCESE, THE CHURCH FACILITIES WILL NO LONGER BE ALLOWED TO BE OPEN FOR PRIVATE WORSHIP. WE WILL UPDATE OUR WEBSITE AND YOUTUBE WITH WEEKLY MASSES.
OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC
ST. VINCENT DEPAUL IS CLOSED;
IF YOU OR SOMEONE IN THE PARISH NEED GROCERIES, CONTACT THE OFFICE.
With the cancellation of public weekend Masses, we wanted to make you aware of a couple options:
Mercy Home hosts a Mass broadcast on WGN each Sunday at 9:30AM.
WGN-TV, Channel 9, Chicago
Mercy Home Sunday Mass (Link)
Sunday Mass Homilies on YouTube (Link)
A Faith Response to Coronavirus
A message from Cardinal Cupich for parishioners.
All Lenten Fridays are days of abstinence from meat. Fasting is also prescribed for Good Friday and encouraged for Holy Saturday. The rule of fasting applies to those between the ages of 18 and 59 who are in good health. Fasting means that only one full meal may be taken on the designated day. Up to two smaller meals which do not equal the main meal may also be eaten. No solid food is permitted between meals. Abstinence applies to everyone over the age of 14. Abstinence means that no meat or meat products (soups, gravy, etc.) may be eaten on the days of abstinence. “The season of Lent is a preparation for the celebration of Easter. The liturgy prepares the catechumens for the celebration of the paschal mystery by the several stages of Christian initiation: it also prepares the faithful, who recall their baptism and do penance in preparation for Easter.” (General Norms for the Liturgical Year, #27) By the threefold discipline of fasting, almsgiving and prayer, the church keeps Lent from Ash Wednesday until the evening of Holy Thursday. All of the faithful and the catechumens should undertake serious practice of these three traditions. Failure to observe penitential days totally or a substantial number of such days must be considered serious. “(On) weekdays of Lent, we strongly recommend participation in daily Mass and self-imposed observances of fasting. In light of grave human needs which weigh on the Christian conscience in all seasons, we urge particularly during Lent, generosity to local, national and world programs of sharing of all things needed to translate our duty to penance into a means of implementing the right of the poor to their part of our abundance,” (U.S. Bishops statement on penitential observances, 1966.)
Seventeenth Annual Spring Flower Sale