Young Adult Pot Luck Dinner

On Sunday, January 25th after the 6 PM Mass, there will be a pot luck dinner for young adults ages 20-35 years old.  RSVP to  zhaney@oldstmarys.com.

ANNUAL PAULIST APPEAL

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The  weekend of January 24-25, Paulist Francis P. DeSiano, who is presently president of Paulist Evangelization Ministries based in Washington. D.C. and a former pastor of Old  St. Mary’s, will be preaching on the Annual Paulist Appeal at all Masses.

The Paulist unlike other religious communities or diocesan priests are Missionaries to North America.  They strive to help Americans understand the Catholic Church.  Brochures with an attached envelope explaining the Paulist Fathers work, mission, and special needs will be placed in the pews.  You can take that brochure and next weekend drop the envelope in the collection basket along with your regular donation, or you can mail it to Old St. Mary’s Church, 1500 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 60605.

If you have already received this brochure in the mail and sent in your contribution.  The Paulist Fathers Thank You!

Over 200 Paulists have served at Old St. Mary’s since 1903, over 110 years of service to our parish!  This is the one time in the year we ask you to directly support the Paulist Fathers in a special collection. We ask everyone to show their support for our Paulist Fathers, present and past by making a contribution to the Annual Paulist Appeal.

Sincerely,

Fr. Paul Huesing, Pastor

COMMONS AREA IMPROVEMENT PROJECT

Plans are underway to make improvements in the acoustics of our Commons area.  Acoustical engineers and architects have designed modest changes that should  dramatically improve the sound quality in the Commons.  The overall architecture of the room will not change, so we will continue to have beautiful natural light in a gathering space that is open and welcoming.

In addition, a large television monitor will be mounted on the interior wall so that we will be able to live-stream the Mass into the Commons! In addition to the monitor, other improvements will be made to create a more family-friendly environment for parents with young children when they find it necessary to step out of the church during Mass.

This Commons improvement project is being funded by two unrestricted bequests.

What will this mean for you during the period of construction? The church and the restrooms will be fully accessible on weekends. However, the usual after Mass hospitality will be suspended on those weekends the work is underway.  It is envisioned that the project will be complete in time for the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul on January 25th.

Those arriving for weekday Mass (8:30 am M-F and Noon on Saturday) will need to enter via the door south of the main church doors.  That is the door with the blue awning over it and 1500 on it.  After entering, follow the signs to the temporary weekday Mass chapel.