The Lenten Communal Penance Service is Tuesday, March 21 at 7 PM. There will be an opportunity for private confessions.

SPRED (Special Religious Development}

SPRED is a ministry that provides catechesis and spiritual nourishment to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  The Archdiocesan SPRED Center (located at 30th and Lowe) ministers to a number of people with disabilities and is in need of volunteers to ensure that we can continue to minister to our brothers and sisters with disabilities.

Representatives from the SPRED center will be holding an informational meeting here at Old St. Mary’s on Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. in the Michigan Room.

If you are interested in volunteering or know of someone with intellectual and developmental disabilities who can benefit from this ministry, please consider joining us. No prior experience is necessary and training will be provided to all volunteers.  For more information, please check out www.SPRED-chicago.org or contact Joe at (773) 936-2139 or JQuane@student.ctu.edu.


Stations of the Cross suitable for young children will be held on Friday, March 24 at 7 PM.  The youth of our parish will lead Stations of the Cross designed for families. With simple reflections, responses and songs, your family will experience Jesus stretching out his arms in love for all of us.

Make this a special time together for your family when you Save the Date.  For more information, contact Cathy Walz, Pastoral Associate cwalz@oldstmarys.com.